There's a few artists that I can count on to do no wrong, and Brian Setzer is among them. No matter what the configuration of the band, Setzer delivers, whether it be studio albums, live performances, or the many live albums and Blu-ray releases that have captured those tours for more to enjoy. On February 18, Setzer's ROCKABILLY RIOT! was captured on film for the first time at Namba Hatch in Osaka, Japan, a performance that encompasses songs from Setzer's acclaimed 2014 studio album Rockabilly Riot! All Original, alongside classic hits from his Stray Cats days, Brian Setzer Orchestra tunes and tracks from his solo albums. Today comes a performance clip via Rolling Stone in which Setzer and his band--Noah Levy (Drums), Kevin McKendree (Piano and Guitar) and Mark Winchester (Bass)--are tearing it up on the Stray Cats classic, "Rumble In Brighton." Check that out, along with "Drive Like Lightning (Crash Like Thunder)" below, and look for BRIAN SETZER'S ROCKABILLY RIOT: OSAKA ROCKA! - LIVE IN JAPAN when it hits Blu-ray, DVD and CD on November 4 via Surfdog Records.
On October 16, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE - LIVE AT FINSBURY PARK, a full performance available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital formats. Previously available only in the RATM box set, this set includes a dozen RAGE classics performed live in the UK back in 2010. While pre-orders won't go up until September 11, check out "Killing in the Name" below!
Without a doubt, ROB ZOMBIE is in the top five when it comes to artists that I've seen live, both in terms of performance quality and number of times seen. Just last year I caught Rob and his band twice here in Illinois (read this and then this), so when news hit around New Year's that a new live record was on the way, my interest was piqued. Now comes word that ROB ZOMBIE - SPOOKSHOW INTERNATIONAL LIVE will be released on February 24, 2015 on CD, Digital and Double-Vinyl 2LP Picture Disc. Recorded throughout Zombie's 2014 tour, the new set features 19 tracks in all, with music spanning Zombie's solo career and WHITE ZOMBIE days, along with covers of songs originally performed by the RAMONES and GRAND FUNK RAILROAD. Check out the details below...
This week, THE WHO will release QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON, a concert captured in High Definition last summer, at the end of their 40th Anniversary Tour that celebrated the original album's 1973 release. Now, just ahead of Rock Father's Day 2014, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) and THE ROCK FATHER are getting two (2) lucky readers hooked-up with the concert on DVD - the full album performed in it's entirety, along with some favorite hits!
On June 10, THE WHO will release QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON, a concert captured in High Definition last summer, at the end of their 40th Anniversary Tour that celebrated the original album's 1973 release by erforming the full album front-to-back along with a collection of hits and fan favorites. Check out a preview and all the specs below!
While listeners eagerly await the May release of RUINING LIVES, the new studio album from PRONG, a previously-unannounced surprise arrived earlier this month with the release of UNLEASHED IN THE WEST: LIVE IN BERLIN - THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG. Recorded live-in-the-studio at Trixx in Berlin, the basic tracks and overdubs were completed over the course of three days during a break in the band's Summer 2013 European Tour. The end result is a furious collection of 17 classic PRONG tracks that span the band's entire career.