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HeadCat (Lemmy, Slim Jim Phantom, Danny B. Harvey) to release Walk The Walk…Talk The Talk on July 5th

by on May.23, 2011, under news

Members of Motörhead, The Stray Cats, and Lonesome Spurs team up for new HeadCat release!

LEMMY KILMISTER (Motörhead), SLIM JIM PHANTOM (The Stray Cats) and DANNY B. HARVEY (Rockats, 13 Cats, Lonesome Spurs), have teamed up in a high-energy, “take no prisoners” combo to remind the world how real rock ‘n roll is supposed to fuckin sound. HeadCat serves up a delicious melting pot with flavors of rockabilly, punk, blues and undeniable rock ‘n roll!

HeadCat was formed in 2000 after recording an Elvis Presley tribute special to which all band members contributed. Slim Jim Phantom (drums, percussion), was born in Brooklyn and listened to his parents’ jazz records. At the age of ten he took up the drums although he always says that the drums chose him. He is an exceptional drummer who cemented his place among rock royalty long time ago and inspires and excites audiences worldwide.

Danny B. Harvey (guitar, piano) is Texas born and also discovered his love for music very early. He started playing the guitar at the age of six and even got a full scholarship to study classical guitar. He developed a finger picking guitar style that’s very unique and based on his idols Merle Travis and Chet Atkins but also a result of his classical-technique education.

Lemmy Kilmister (vocals, bass, harmonica) was born and raised in England and started to play the guitar at the age of sixteen. With a laughing eye he always said that he only took the guitar to impress the girls. He is an autodidact and changed early to bass as he stated he wasn’t a good guitar player. After founding Motörhead in 1975 he knows the ups and downs in the business and has reached the status of an Icon all over the world.

The new HeadCat album ‘Walk The Walk…Talk The Talk’ is due to be released July 5th, 2011 through Niji Entertainment Group, the record label Wendy Dio and her and late husband Ronnie James Dio formed before his untimely passing.

Twelve fantastic songs for ‘Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk’ were chosen easily. HeadCat prepare to take over the airwaves with their first single ‘American Beat‘. ‘American Beat’ is a song written in the studio - Lemmy had the words and the rest came together very quickly. ‘I Ain’t Never‘ is one of the songs Lemmy really likes and Danny knew it – a real country, rockabilly number, full of love and ready to take you drifting away. ‘Let It Rock‘ is one of their favorite Chuck Berry tunes – The Stones did it a lot in their live show in the 70′s – HeadCat plays a different version. ‘Something Else’ is a classic Eddie CochranLemmy came on stage with the Stray Cats and jammed on it at a show in the 90′s at Hammersmith Odeon so it came quite natural to take this on the record as well.

Walk The Walk…Talk The Talk‘ track listing confirmed as follows:
American Beat
Say Mama
I Ain’t Never
Bad Boy
Shaking All Over
Let It Rock
Something Else
The Eagle Flies On Friday
Trying To Get To You
You Can’t Do That
It’ll Be Me
Crossroads

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QUEENSRYCHE vocalist Geoff Tate to appear on Rockline December 1st

by on Nov.14, 2010, under news

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate will discuss the 20th Anniversary Edition of Empire on Rockline on Wednesday, December 1st. The program airs at 8:30 PM (PT) / 11:30 PM (ET). Fans are encouraged to speak with Tate by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the internet for the broadcast go here.

The expanded 20th Anniversary Edition of Empire is out this week in the US and Canada.
The new two-CD and digital packages both include the remastered album, featuring six hit singles, including the #1 smash ‘Silent Lucidity‘, as well as 13 bonus tracks, among them 10 previously unreleased live performances recorded in 1990 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. The two-CD package is presented in a lift-top box with five postcards, a fold-out poster and a booklet featuring rare photos from the band’s personal archive.









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QUEENSRŸCHE’s Empire 20th Anniversary Edition 2CD set details and release date

by on Aug.09, 2010, under news

QUEENSRŸCHE have partnered with Capitol/EMI for the September 14 release of an expanded 20th-anniversary edition of the band’s triple platinum-certified breakout album “Empire“. The new 2CD and digital packages both include the remastered album, featuring six hit singles, including the #1 smash “Silent Lucidity“, as well as 13 bonus tracks, among them 10 previously unreleased live performances recorded in 1990 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. The 2CD package is presented in a lift-top box with five postcards, a fold-out poster and a booklet featuring rare photos from the band’s personal archive.

After building a devoted fan base with album and EP releases throughout the 1980s, including 1988′s critically acclaimed “Operation: Mindcrime“, QUEENSRŸCHE broke into the mainstream across North America and abroad with the 1990 release of “Empire“. In the U.S., the album peaked at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and its hit ballad “Silent Lucidity” quickly became a heavy rotation staple at rock radio and on MTV, topping Billboard’s Modern Rock singles chart and earning QUEENSRŸCHE the coveted MTV Viewers Choice Award for the song’s music video. “Empire” also made the U.K.’s Top 10, and the album’s international success led to QUEENSRŸCHE‘s 18-month headlining “Building Empires” world tour, the band’s longest trek to date.

Empire” also features the Billboard Top 10 Modern Rock hits “Jet City Woman” and “Another Rainy Night“, the Top 20 single “Anybody Listening?“, and the Top 30 singles “Best I Can” and “Empire“. In addition to the aforementioned live recordings, “Empire (20th Anniversary Edition)“‘s bonus tracks include “Last Time in Paris” from the “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane” soundtrack, “Dirty Lil’ Secret” and the band’s cover of SIMON & GARFUNKEL‘s “Scarborough Fair“.

Since forming in Bellevue, Washington in 1981, QUEENSRŸCHE has sold more than 20 million albums around the world. The band continues to tour and record; “American Soldier” was released last year.

The track listing is as follows:
Disc 1 (original CD remastered with bonus tracks from 2003 reissue):
01. Best I Can
02. The Thin Line
03. Jet City Woman
04. Della Brown
05. Another Rainy Night (Without You)
06. Empire
07. Resistance
08. Silent Lucidity
09. Hand On Heart
10. One And Only
11. Anybody Listening?
Bonus tracks:
12. Last Time In Paris
13. Scarborough Fair
14. Dirty Lil Secret

Disc 2 (live tracks recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London on November 15, 1990):
01. Resistance
02. Walk In The Shadows
03. Best I Can
04. The Thin Line
05. Jet City Woman
06. Empire
07. Roads To Madness
08. Take Hold Of The Flame
09. Silent Lucidity
10. Hand On Heart

For more QUEENSRŸCHE click here.

To pre-order Empire 20th Anniversary CD click here.

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