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Catching Up With John Wetton

John Wetton may be most well known for his involvment with Asia, but the multi-talented bassist, singer and songwriter recently released a new solo album titled Raised in Captivity.

TWRY recently caught up with him to get the scoop on the new album!

Interviewed by:  Roger Scales
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Daughtry Announces 6 Date Tour Run; Release “Leave This Town: The B-Sides” Today

April 13, 2011 by  
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Daughtry released Leave This Town:  The B-Sides todayon CD. The CD version now features an additional unreleased B-Side “Back Again,” made available for the first time ever in the US.

The band has also announced six new tour dates, check them out below.
05/13 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
05/14 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre Info
05/15 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/14 Oshkosh, WI Rock USA 2011
09/04 Norfolk, NE Divots Event Center
09/17 Hutchinson, KS Kansas State Fairgrounds

Contest: Win An Autographed Copy Of The Pretty Reckless Album

April 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Contests, Daily Music News

Today’s the day! 

Today marks the release date for Light Me Up from The Pretty Reckless.  Taylor Momsen and Co. will be celebrating the release today at Best Buy Union Square in NYC.  Not in NYC? Bummer, but…it’s okay, we’ve got an autographed copy of the album to give away to one lucky winner.

Want it?  Here’s how.  Send an email to with the subject: ” The Pretty Reckless”.  Include your name, email address and mailing address.  One lucky winner will be selected at random on Friday April 15th.  So get to it!

But wait there’s more!

Check out a new stripped down performance of their song “Just Tonight” off of the album from a recent session at The Cherrytree House:

Nada Surf Offer Up Record Store Day Release

April 5, 2011 by  
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Nada Surf have announced they will be releasing a limited edition 7-inch titled The Moon Is Calling to celebrate the 4th annual Record Store Day on April 16th, 2011.  

Containing two previously unreleased demos, it’s a must hafe for Nada Surf fans – at least this one!

1. The Moon Is Calling (demo)
2. You’re Going To Miss The Wood (demo)

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the video for Nada Surf’s version of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence”, from their covers album If I Had a Hi-Fi, which was filmed and directed by Jan-Ole Gerster during their 2010 summer European Tour.

SKOLD To Release “Anomie” On May 10th; Tim Skold’s First Album In 15 Years

February 23, 2011 by  
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Whether you remember him from Marilyn Manson, Shotgun Messiah, KMFDM, or OhGr, Tim Skold is back!  Ready to realese his first album in 15 years SKOLD will release Anomie on May 10th.

SKOLD on Anomie:
“It really is completely self indulgent wankery, but that goes for just about every record I’ve ever liked. I don’t want people to expect anything from me, I promise only to remain defiantly and completely untrustworthy.”

“To me, Anomie definitely feels like a continuation (of his 1996 self-titled solo album), but since I spent a lot of time doing other things, it is, for all intents and purposes, a new beginning,” Tim continues. A fully self-sufficient recording entity, SKOLD is a very personal project and Anomie was something that fulfills his own personal desires. “I really like the word ‘anomie’ and think it applies to me both on a personal and creative level but most of all I think it describes my music and how I make my music. There is absolutely no collaboration on this album whatsoever. The ‘drummer’ (me) hates the ‘guitar player’ (me). The ‘singer’ (me) refuses to do more than one take and the ‘bass player’ (me) is out doing other shit while the ‘Producer’ (me) really just wants to kill them all. It’s a very sick affair.”

How to get yours?
The album is set for release either as a 12-track CD or digital download (that you can pre-order here) or as a digital deluxe version with two bonus tracks (that you can pre-order here). As an extra special bonus to the Metropolis mail order, the first 1,111 pre-orders will receive a super exclusive hand-numbered and autographed Anomie postcard.

Anomie Tracklisting:
01 (This is my) Elephant
02 Suck
03 Black Out
04 Angel of Noise
05 Satellite
06 Becoming
07 The Hunger
08 Here Comes the Thunder
09 And Then We Die
10 Miserably Never Ever
11 Tonight
12 What You See Is What You Get

Digital Deluxe Bonus Tracks:
13 Polka Dot Dress

14 Deserve

For more on Tim Skold visit:
Official Skold Website
Skold on Facebook

*Tim Skold Photo credit: Jim Louvau

GWAR Announces New Tour Dates

January 12, 2011 by  
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GWAR has announced a handful of tour dates in February, check them out below.  The band will also be releasing Lust In Space on vinyl on January 18th and Bloody Pit of Horror on vinyl on February 15th.

GWAR Bloody Tour Of Horror Redux” Tour Dates
Thu/Feb-17 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Fri/Feb-18 Allentown PA @ Crocodile Rock
Sat/Feb-19 Millvale PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Sun/Feb-20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mon/Feb-21 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
Tue/Feb-22 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Wed/Feb-23 Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Thu/Feb-24 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Fri/Feb-25 Richmond, VA @ The National

Down To Release 3 Disc (2 CD/1 DVD) “Diary of a Mad Band”

September 14, 2010 by  
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Pre-orders are now being taken for the upcoming 3 Disc (2 CD/1 DVD) “Diary of a Mad Band” release from Down.  With a release date of Ocotber 5th, fans can pre-order and receive an instant MP3 download of ‘Stone the Crow’ live in Dublin.  Head over to the webstore for the different pre-order options.

Diary of a Mad Band features a 2 CD full concert, live in London. The DVD highlights documented footage marking the 2006 return of DOWN from the practice room through their first European tour, and a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette entitled ‘Tyrades and Shananigans’.  See below for a complete tracklisting of the set:

DVD: Diary of a Mad Band
w/ BONUS DVD FEATURETTE ‘Tyrades and Shananigans’
1. Lysergic Funeral Procession
2. Lifer
3. Losing All
4. Rehab
5. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
7. Learn From This Mistake
8. Underneath Everything
9. Temptation’s Wings
10. There’s Something On My Side
11. Hail The Leaf
12. Lies
13. The Seed
14. Eyes Of The South
15. Jail
16. Stone The Crows
17. Bury Me In Smoke

1. Losing All
2. Lifer
3. Lysergic Funeral Procession
4. Rehab
5. Temptations Wings
6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
7. Learn From This Mistake
8. Hail The Leaf
9. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
10. Lies, I Don’t Know What They Say But…
11. Underneath Everything
12. The Seed
13. Eyes Of The South
14. Jail
15. Stone The Crows
16. Bury Me In Smoke

Bon Jovi Announce November 9th Release Date For “Greatest Hits”

August 25, 2010 by  
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Bon Jovi has announced plans to release a new greatest hits cd on November 9th. 

Bon Jovi GREATEST HITS will be a 16-song single disc  full of the band’s biggest chart-toppers including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “Always,” “It’s My Life,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” and “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.” Two new songs, including lead single “What Do You Got,” round out the tracklisting.  Listen for “What Do You Got” to impact radio at the end of August.

Bon Jovi GREATEST HITS – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION will be a 28-song two disc edition made up of the GREATEST HITS CD from the standard edition and a second disc featuring  fan favorites including “Bed of Roses,” “Blood on Blood,” “These Days,” and “Keep The Faith” plus the third and fourth new tracks created for this project.

The four new songs (“The More Things Change,” “No Apologies,” “This Is Love, This Is Life” and the first single, “What Do You Got?”) were written specifically for inclusion in this compilation.

For all the latest on Bon Jovi visit their official website.