GREEN DAY's Stray Heart Thursday, 8 November 2012 16:02 by madseason
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Just a few days after the video premiere of "The Forgotten", a song included in the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of "Breaking Dawn Part 2", we get a brand new clip for Green Day.

We're talking of "Stray Heart", the first single released from "¡Dos!", the second chapter of the "¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!" trilogy, to be released at the beginning of next week.

Watch the very funny and grotesque video for "Stray Heart" clicking on the image on the left.

Oh Love: GREEN DAY ready new music video Friday, 17 August 2012 00:03 by madseason
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Green Day released a few hours ago the official music video for "Oh Love", the first single from their upcoming new album "¡Uno!". Watch it clicking on the image on the left.

"¡Uno!" is the ninth studio album by the American rockers. It will be the first of three albums in the "¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!" trilogy, a series of studio records to be released from September 2012 to January 2013.

"¡Uno!" was once again produced by Green Day's long-time producer Rob Cavallo and will be released on September 25 through Reprise Records.

Uniting the world with SHINEDOWN Wednesday, 14 March 2012 23:36 by madseason
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As previously announced, Shinedown's brand new studio album "Amaryllis" we'll see the light of day in a couple of weeks, on March 27th, 2012.

Just a few days after the release of the video for the first single off the record, "Bully" (watch it here if you still haven't), the Floridian rockers  give us another goodie from "Amaryllis": this time is the turn of the video for the song "Unity", that you can watch right now by clicking on the image on the left.   "'Unity' is a song about uniting the world as one," vocalist Brent Smith told to the online magazine Noisecreep. "It's about loving your brothers and sisters. We're all in this together and we should be building each other up instead of tearing each other down!"

SHINEDOWN's new album is coming Tuesday, 3 January 2012 22:58 by madseason
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Shinedown has announced that their much anticipated new album, "Amaryllis", will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on March 27th, 2012. "Amaryllis" will be heralded by the eagerly awaited new single, "Bully", that impacts today at rock radios while also going on sale at all DSPs.   Click on the image on the left to watch the lyrics video for "Bully".

Recorded at Cavallo's Lightning Sound studios outside of Los Angeles and a pair of Hollywood landmarks, "Amaryllis" sees Shinedown joining forces once more with multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Rob Cavallo, who previously collaborated with the band on 2008's record-breaking "The Sound Of Madness".

Shinedown frontman Brent Smith explains: "I've always seen Shinedown as its own entity -this living thing that's been growing and developing and evolving over the past 10 years. During the recording, the vision of what Shinedown is and where it's going became completely clear. "Amaryllis" is the manifestation of that vision, the centerpiece of what Shinedown is. It reflects on everything we've done and where we're heading. It's a message of empowerment, perseverance, and inspiration that I think speaks to fans that have been with us since the beginning as well as those who are just learning about who we are and what we're about. I can't wait for the world to hear it".
JACK'S MANNEQUIN film for Television Friday, 30 September 2011 00:53 by madseason
Jack's Mannequin will release their new, Rob Cavallo produced record "People And Things" next week via Sire Records. And you already knew that.
Jack's Mannequin

What maybe you don't know yet is that on Monday October 3rd Jack's Mannequin will host a film screening at the Angelika Theatre in NYC to present short films for each of the songs on "People and Things". The 11 short films were commissioned to provide an artistic visual counterpart to the album and were each directed by a different independent director. The screening event will be followed by a stripped-down performance by frontman Andrew McMahon. The short films will also be premiering on YouTube at the same time as the theater event.

The film for the track "Television" is up on YouTube now. Watch it clicking on the frame on the left.

MEAT LOAF - HANG COOL TEDDY BEAR Tuesday, 11 May 2010 07:16 by crew
MEAT LOAF - HANG COOL TEDDY BEAR

 

  • Release date: April 19, 2010
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Producer: Rob Cavallo

 

  • Style: Rock, Rock'n'Roll, AOR
  • Related bands: Bruce Springsteen, Jim Steinman

[voto: 3.5]

Intro
Michael Lee Aday, best known as Meat Loaf, is not a singer who needs to be introduced, it is enough to remind you that his debut album "Bat Out Of Hell" is the fifth best seller album ever in the world.

Best tracks
Peace On Earth, Los Angeloser, Like A Rose, California Isn't Big Enough, Elvis In Vegas

Notes
"Hang Cool Teddy Bear", the tenth studio album for our "meat-loaf", might catch his old fans unprepared, but this is not totally negative; actually, if the lack of beloved/hated Jim Steinman's penned songs may reduce the theatrical and dramatic side, on the other hand the final result is even more mixed.
To build the concept that holds the whole album, inspired by the homonymous short story by Kilian Kerwin, Meat Loaf has relied on both Rob Cavallo's fresh production and on a host of songwriters, both well-known and less known (like Kara DioGuardi, Raine Maida from Our Lady Peace, Justin Hawkins, Jon Foreman from Switchfoot, Jon Bon Jovi and Desmond Child), who provided songs, some of which have been already released by other artists.
The special guests' list is long as well: from Brian May to Steve Vai, from Jack Black to Hugh "House, M.D." Laurie to name a few.


James Michael, songwriter and Sixx A.M.'s lead singer, contributes to the album with "Los Angeloser" released as first single and video from HCTB; it is a semi-acoustic mid tempo song, very funny, even if it took me some time to get used to the new Meat Loaf style. On the same plane there are also "California Isn't Big Enough" and the Beastie Boys style rap of "Like A Rose".
Three songs (four, counting "Prize Fight Lover", a free mp3 bonus track) are written by Rick Brantley, a young rocker from Nashville, who already released them as a solo artist. I am sure that meeting Meat Loaf will bring him fame, since I believe that three of these tracks are very good and worthy of the Texan rocker's repertoire.
"Elvis In Vegas" is great…but may I describe it as a great song when it is practically a medley of "Blood On Blood" and "Just Older" from Bon Jovi?!


On the whole I like the album, even if the style has been slightly changed one might not say that this is not a Meat Loaf CD. Unfortunately, the presence of too many filler forces me to rate it not too high. Getting rid of average songs like "Did You Ever Lose Somebody", "Let's Be In Love", "If It Rains" and "Song Of Madness" and including the beautiful "Prize Fight Lover", the album would have gained fluency.
I report, in the end, that from the website www.hangcoolteddybear.com it is possible to download for free the bonus track "Prize Fight Lover" and the chapters from the story behind the concept.

 

Band

  • Meat Loaf – vocals
  • guitars – Paul Crook, Tim Pierce, Randy Flowers, Justin Hawkins, James Michael, Rick Brantley, Rob Cavallo
  • keyboards – Jamie Muhobreac
  • bass – Chris Chaney, Kasim Sulton
  • vocals – Randy Flowers, Patti Russo, Kasim Sulton, Justin Hawkins, James Michael, Rick Brantley, Carmen Carter, CC Coletti, Georgia Haege, Aly Michalka, AJ Michalka, Jack Black, Jake Scherer, Marcus Blake, Jim Wilson, Eric Dover, Jaime Neely, Julian Raymond, Eric Skodus

 

Tracklist

  • 01. Peace On Earth   (R. Brantley) 6:38
  • 02. Living On The Outside   (R. Brantley) 5:03
  • 03. Los Angeloser   (J. Michael) 4:09
  • 04. If I Can't Have You – ft. Kara DioGuardi & Hugh Laurie   (K. DioGuardi, R. Maida, P. Freeman) 5:00
  • 05. Love Is Not Real/Next Time You Stab Me In The Back – ft. Brian May & Steve Vai   (J. Hawkins, E. Nally, Meat Loaf, R. Cavallo) 7:33
  • 06. Like A Rose – ft. Jack Black   (K. Kadish, J. Scherer) 3:16
  • 07. Song Of Madness – ft. Steve Vai   (R. Brantley, Meat Loaf, J. Muhoberac) 5:31
  • 08. Did You Ever Lose Somebody   (M. Malamet, L. Vidal) 4:01
  • 09. California Isn't Big Enough (Hey There Girl)   (J. Hawkins, E. Nally) 4:43
  • 10. Running Away From Me   (J. Foreman) 3:54
  • 11. Let's Be In Love – ft. Patti Russo   (G. Becker, J.P. White, M. Wollo) 5:11
  • 12. If It Rains   (J. Johnston, N. Mason) 3:56
  • 13. Elvis In Vegas (J. Bon Jovi, D. Child, B. Falcon) 6:01

 

Discography

  • Bat Out Of Hell (1977 Cleveland International)
  • Dead Ringer (1981 Epic)
  • Midnight At The Lost And Found (1983 Epic)
  • Bad Attitude (1984 Arista)
  • Blind Before I Stop (1986 Arista)
  • Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell (1993 MCA/Virgin)
  • Welcome To The Neighborhood (1995 MCA/Virgin)
  • Couldn't Have Said It Better (2003 Polydor)
  • Bat Out Of Hell: Live With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (2004 Mercury)
  • Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose (2006 Virgin)
  • Hang Cool Teddy Bear (2010 Mercury)

 

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MEAT LOAF – HANG COOL TEDDY BEAR Thursday, 6 May 2010 23:13 by maxare
MEAT LOAF - HANG COOL TEDDY BEAR

 

  • Release date: April 19, 2010
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Producer: Rob Cavallo

 

  • Style: Rock, Rock'n'Roll, AOR
  • Related bands: Bruce Springsteen, Jim Steinman

[voto: 3.5][EN]

Intro
Michael Lee Aday, meglio conosciuto come Meat Loaf, non è un personaggio che ha bisogno di presentazioni, vi basti ricordare che il suo album di debutto "Bat Out Of Hell" rientra nei primi cinque album più venduti di sempre nel mondo.

Best tracks
Peace On Earth, Los Angeloser, Like A Rose, California Isn't Big Enough, Elvis In Vegas

Notes
"Hang Cool Teddy Bear", decimo album in studio per il nostro "polpettone", può definirsi spiazzante per i fan di lunga data, ma non bisogna leggere ciò in accezione totalmente negativa; infatti, se da un lato la mancanza di canzoni scritte dall'amato-odiato Jim Steinman riduce la componente teatrale e drammatica, allo stesso tempo il risultato finale è più eterogeneo.
Per costruire il concept che racchiude l'intero album, ispirato all'omonimo racconto di Kilian Kerwin, Meat Loaf si è affidato alla produzione di Rob Cavallo e ad uno stuolo di autori più o meno noti (tra cui Kara DioGuardi, Raine Maida degli Our Lady Peace, Justin Hawkins, Jon Foreman degli Switchfoot, Jon Bon Jovi e Desmond Child) i quali hanno fornito canzoni che in alcuni casi erano già state pubblicate da altri artisti.
Altrettanto lungo è l'elenco degli special guests presenti da Brian May a Steve Vai, da Jack Black a Hugh "Dr. House" Laurie.


James Michael, autore e lead singer dei Sixx A.M., contribuisce all'album con "Los Angeloser", primo singolo e video estratto da HCTB; si tratta di un mid tempo semi-acustico molto divertente anche se mi ci sono voluti diversi ascolti per abituarmi al nuovo Meat Loaf style. Sullo stesso piano metto anche "California Isn't Big Enough" e il rap alla Beastie Boys di "Like A Rose".
Ben tre canzoni (quattro contando "Prize Fight Lover", bonus track scaricabile gratuitamente) sono scritte da Rick Brantley, giovane rocker di Nashville, che già aveva pubblicato queste canzoni in veste solista. Sono certo che l'incontro con Meat Loaf gli porterà notorietà, in quanto ritengo che almeno tre delle sue canzoni siano ottime e degne del repertorio del rocker texano.
"Elvis In Vegas" è una gran canzone… ma si può definire grande una canzone che praticamente è un medley tra "Blood On Blood" e "Just Older" dei Bon Jovi?!


Complessivamente l'album mi è piaciuto, pur avendo modificato leggermente stile non si può dire che questo non sia un album di Meat Loaf. Purtroppo, la presenza di troppe filler mi impone un voto non altissimo. Senza canzoni come "Did You Ever Lose Somebody", "Let's Be In Love", "If It Rains" e "Song Of Madness" e con l'inclusione della bella "Prize Fight Lover" l'album avrebbe guadagnato in fluidità.
Segnalo, infine, che dal sito www.hangcoolteddybear.com si possono scaricare gratuitamente la bonus track "Prize Fight Lover" e il racconto del concept a puntate.

 

Band

  • Meat Loaf – vocals
  • guitars – Paul Crook, Tim Pierce, Randy Flowers, Justin Hawkins, James Michael, Rick Brantley, Rob Cavallo
  • keyboards – Jamie Muhobreac
  • bass – Chris Chaney, Kasim Sulton
  • vocals – Randy Flowers, Patti Russo, Kasim Sulton, Justin Hawkins, James Michael, Rick Brantley, Carmen Carter, CC Coletti, Georgia Haege, Aly Michalka, AJ Michalka, Jack Black, Jake Scherer, Marcus Blake, Jim Wilson, Eric Dover, Jaime Neely, Julian Raymond, Eric Skodus

 

Tracklist

  • 01. Peace On Earth   (R. Brantley) 6:38
  • 02. Living On The Outside   (R. Brantley) 5:03
  • 03. Los Angeloser   (J. Michael) 4:09
  • 04. If I Can't Have You – ft. Kara DioGuardi & Hugh Laurie   (K. DioGuardi, R. Maida, P. Freeman) 5:00
  • 05. Love Is Not Real/Next Time You Stab Me In The Back – ft. Brian May & Steve Vai   (J. Hawkins, E. Nally, Meat Loaf, R. Cavallo) 7:33
  • 06. Like A Rose – ft. Jack Black   (K. Kadish, J. Scherer) 3:16
  • 07. Song Of Madness – ft. Steve Vai   (R. Brantley, Meat Loaf, J. Muhoberac) 5:31
  • 08. Did You Ever Lose Somebody   (M. Malamet, L. Vidal) 4:01
  • 09. California Isn't Big Enough (Hey There Girl)   (J. Hawkins, E. Nally) 4:43
  • 10. Running Away From Me   (J. Foreman) 3:54
  • 11. Let's Be In Love – ft. Patti Russo   (G. Becker, J.P. White, M. Wollo) 5:11
  • 12. If It Rains   (J. Johnston, N. Mason) 3:56
  • 13. Elvis In Vegas (J. Bon Jovi, D. Child, B. Falcon) 6:01

 

Discography

  • Bat Out Of Hell (1977 Cleveland International)
  • Dead Ringer (1981 Epic)
  • Midnight At The Lost And Found (1983 Epic)
  • Bad Attitude (1984 Arista)
  • Blind Before I Stop (1986 Arista)
  • Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell (1993 MCA/Virgin)
  • Welcome To The Neighborhood (1995 MCA/Virgin)
  • Couldn't Have Said It Better (2003 Polydor)
  • Bat Out Of Hell: Live With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (2004 Mercury)
  • Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose (2006 Virgin)
  • Hang Cool Teddy Bear (2010 Mercury)

 

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ADAM LAMBERT - FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT Friday, 8 January 2010 00:30 by amaranth

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  • Release Date: 23 Novembre 2009
  • Etichetta: RCA
  • Produttore: Rob Cavallo, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Shellback, Greg Wells, Linda Perry, Jeff Bhasker, Ryan Tedder, Howard Benson

 

 

 

 

[voto: 3]

Pare che l'American Idol sia diventato il passaggio obbligatorio per scoprire nuovi talenti nel mondo della musica pop/rock. Una volta era il cantante a fare grande una band, buona o mediocre che fosse. Oggi invece il fenomeno, o meglio i fenomeni, sfornati dall’Idol, sono "personaggi" fatti e finiti con capacità vocali di prim’ordine, solisti su cui vengono cucite addosso delle canzoni, meglio se composte da hit-makers di grido!

Adam Lambert (superato all'ultima edizione dell'Idol da Kris Allen) è un cantante al di sopra delle righe, con un'immagine da pop star consumata. Eccessivo nelle pose quanto dotato da madre natura di un'espressività vocale fuori dal comune, ha conquistato oltre che milioni di spettatori dell'Idol anche un certo Brian May, che ne ha tessuto le lodi lasciando anche intravedere un futuro interessamento. Come dargli torto ascoltando la stupefacente "Music Again", il brano che tutti i wannebies "queeniani" vorrebbero scrivere da tempo… da Robbie Valentine ai Darkness.. ops il pezzo è proprio scritto da Justin Hawkins! Limite e forza allo stesso tempo di "For Your Entertainment", è l'enorme eterogeneità: si passa quindi con disinvoltura dal pop edulcorato ai ritmi dance (e tra i songwriters c’è anche Lady Gaga!) fino a tracce più rock oriented, con due gemme del calibro di "Soaked" (100% Muse composta per l'appunto dallo stesso Bellamy), e "Aftermath" un concentrato di esplosivo modern rock.

Il dispiegamento di forze in sede di produzione è a dir poco stellare (basta dare una sbirciata ai credits!), cosi come la "carne al fuoco" è fin troppa e disorienta l'ascoltatore da un brano all'altro. Ciò non toglie che "FYE" sia un disco che meriti tutta la vostra attenzione, non sia mai che Adam Lambert sappia stupirci con altri "effetti speciali" nell'immediato futuro!

 

Tracklist di For Your Entertainment

  • 01. Music Again   (Justin Hawkins, Rob Cavallo) 3:16
  • 02. For Your Entertainment   (Claude Kelly, Dr. Luke) 3:35
  • 03. Whataya Want From Me   (Pink, Max Martin, Johan Shellbeck) 3:47
  • 04. Strut   (Adam Lambert, Kara DioGuardi, Greg Wells) 3:29
  • 05. Soaked   (Matthew Bellamy, Rob Cavallo) 4:33
  • 06. A Loaded Smile   (Linda Perry) 4:04
  • 08. If I Had You   (Max Martin, Johan Shellback, Savan Kotecha) 3:48
  • 09. Pick U Up   (Rivers Cuomo, Greg Wells, Adam Lambert) 4:00
  • 10. Fever   (Lady Gaga, Jeff Bhasker) 3:26
  • 11. Sleepwalker   (Ryan Tedder, Aimee Mayo, Chris Lindsey) 4:25
  • 12. Aftermath   (Adam Lambert, Alisan Porter, Ferras, Ely Rise, Howard Benson) 4:26
  • 13. Broken Open   (Greg Wells, Adam Lambert, Evan Bogart) 5:03
  • 14. Time For Miracles   (Alain Johannes, Natasha Shneider, Rob Cavallo) Bonus Track 4:43
  • 15. Down The Rabbit Hole   (Adam Lambert, Evan Bogart, Greg Wells) iTunes Bonus Track 4.:04

 

Discografia di Adam Lambert

  • Take One (2009 RCA)
  • For Your Entertainment (2009 RCA)

 

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