Metal Meltdown at The Joint in the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, NV on 30-May-2015

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I wanna Rock! Twisted Sister, Skid Row, Extreme, and Great White bring an epic night of rock ‘n roll to Las Vegas for the upcoming cinematic release of Metal Meltdown.

The much anticipated Metal Meltdown show featuring Great White, Skid Row, Extreme, and Twister Sister closed out May 2015 on a grand scale. The show was the first in a new series for the Hard Rock and was also filmed for a 3-D cinematic release, television broadcast, and DVD.

The venue for this never before seen event was none other than The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV and there couldn’t have been a more fitting environment.

The Joint is by far the best live venue in Vegas, and possibly the rest of the country as well. Big enough, yet still intimate, it’s an absolute perfect place for rock bands. The buzz inside the casino was reminiscent of the old school parking lot partying that always played out before the arena shows that were a staple in the 80s and 90s.

Fans lined up outside The Joint early, even though there was a lengthy seven-hour show ahead. Even the merch table had a hefty crowd, which is great news for bands, since we all know how difficult it is in the music business today, and bands rely heavily on merchandise sales while on tour.

Once inside, the crowd was alive and ready for openers Great White to take the stage. With their legal battles now behind them, the band looked and sounded just the way you’d want them to. They were the Great White that everyone knows and loves. Great sound, great energy, and fantastic set list. Nothing was missed and the guys started the evening on a high note that would last well throughout the night. The band has been touring quite a bit on the festival circuit and the Monsters of Rock cruises and are tight and professional.

After a quick set change, Skid Row was up next and they came out loud, strong, and ass kicking. This was their first US show with their new singer, former TNT vocalist, Tony Harnell, and he nailed it. The change came across as seamless. The energy was intense, the song choices crowd pleasing, and the musicianship completely on point. The only negative in the performance was an oddly timed, “I chant this…the crowd repeats” breakdown in the middle of “Monkey Business.” That song is so hardcore and intense that it really took something away from the performance to throw that curve ball in during the middle of the song. Sometimes that banter with the crowd can work, and it likely would’ve between songs or possibly in the middle of another selection. But “Monkey Business” stands on its own without needing to break it up in any way. Other than that, Skid Row was hands down amazing. Pure rock and roll, just the way we like it.

Another quick set change brought Extreme to the stage. Currently, the band is touring in support of the 25th anniversary of their hit album Pornografitti and they are performing the album in its entirety. Every Extreme fan in the audience was giddy over this. Gary Cherone alone has a highly devoted corp of fans, people that even supported his foray into the world of Van Halen that time. The band was solid and cohesive and Nuno Bettencourt’s guitar tone warm and precise. For this event, they didn’t change a thing. The band played the album perfectly and fans were excited and satisfied.

With a healthy five hours of rock behind them, the crowd showed no sense of fatigue in anticipation of headliner,Twisted Sister, to close the show. Of course, the sudden passing of drummer AJ Pero was on the minds of many. It’s unfortunate how many of our beloved musicians have been lost over the years, yet even in sadness the show must go on. In regards to Twisted Sister, superstar drummer, and longtime Twisted Sister fan, Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, Winery Dogs) stepped in to take the throne. There was no doubt that Portnoy could do the late Pero justice and of course he proved it.

Twisted Sister is the epitome of rock and roll. Dee Snyder, with the blond curls flowing and a simply stated “Fuck It” in bold across his T-shirt, oozes the rock and roll attitude in which the rock community thrives on. There wasn’t a moment in the performance that was anything less than spectacular. With a 14-song set list and two more for the encore, Twisted Sister left this completely rocked out crowd breathless. A seven-hour show can be daunting, even for the most hardcore fan, but wow was it worth it.

This is Twisted Sisters last tour and it’s absolutely essential that you see it.

All in all this was an epic undertaking of a show and it went off without a hitch. If you were unable to be in Vegas and see it live, most definitely see the cinematic release and TV airings that are planned. And keep your eye out for the next big metal event that The Joint has in the works because if it’s anything like this one, you’d better get ready to book a flight.

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Extreme, Twisted Sister, Skid Row and Great White Unite for ‘Metal Meltdown’ Concert Film Read More: Extreme, Twisted Sister, Skid Row and Great White Unite for ‘Metal Meltdown’ Concert Film

Brace yourselves for a Metal Meltdown, Las Vegans: On May 30, four veteran rock bands are scheduled to descend upon the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas for a hits-filled concert that’s being filmed for theatrical release.

The evening’s entertainment, set to begin at 6PM, includes sets from Extreme, Twisted Sister, Skid Row and Great White. The venue promises that each act will be “performing their biggest hits,” although Extreme’s set is special — the band, currently in the middle of its Pornograffitti Live 25th Anniversary tour, will perform that album in its entirety.

The whole show is being filmed and recorded for an array of releases that include a 3D theatrical engagement as well as DVD, Blu-ray, CD and vinyl formats. Specific details for those versions of the Metal Meltdown performances have yet to be announced.

While Extreme celebrates Pornograffiti‘s 25th anniversary, Metal Meltdown catches the other bands on the bill at their own pivotal moments: Twisted Sister recently announced their upcoming farewell tour following the death of drummer A.J. Pero, and Skid Row are playing their first dates following the addition of new vocalist Tony Harnell. Great White, meanwhile, settled a legal tug-of-war with former vocalist Jack Russell over the band name last year.

Tickets for Metal Meltdown are on sale now. Visit the Hard Rock website for more information.

Read More: Extreme, Twisted Sister, Skid Row and Great White Unite for ‘Metal Meltdown’ Concert Film | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/metal-meltdown-movie/?trackback=tsmclip

Twisted Sister, Extreme + More to Play Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas’ Metal Meltdown Read More: Twisted Sister + More to Play Hard Rock Las Vegas’ Metal Meltdown

Put those fists to the sky and get ready to rock as The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is ready to host an all new rock series known as Metal Meltdown.

Look for some of metal’s biggest bands of the last 30 years playing their biggest hits. It all kicks off May 30 with a special show featuring Twisted Sister, Extreme, Skid Row and Great White. During their performance, Extreme will play their popular Pornograffitti album in its entirety, marking the disc’s 25th anniversary.

The event will be filmed for a worldwide cinema release, a TV broadcast and a CD/DVD release. These high definition films will be available in DVD, Blu-Ray, CD, vinyl and box set formats.

The shows are being produced by Barry Summers of Rock Fuel Media, who won the Outstanding Achievement/Best 3D Music Entertainment for work on the Guns N’ Roses: Appetite for Democracy Hard Rock Las Vegas release. Additional acts and dates will be revealed for the Metal Meltdown concert series in the near future.

“We are very pleased to be working again with Chas Smith and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on this rockin’ new concert series,” says Summers. “And we wanted to give these great bands a first-class production and new platform to release all new DVD/CD consumer products for their fans to enjoy for many years to come.”

To purchase tickets for the Metal Meltdown series kickoff featuring Twisted Sister, Extreme, Skid Row and Great White, and to look into room packages, as well, click here. Stay tuned for more Metal Meltdown concert series details, coming soon.

Read More: Twisted Sister + More to Play Hard Rock Las Vegas’ Metal Meltdown | http://loudwire.com/twisted-sister-extreme-hard-rock-hotel-casino-las-vegas-metal-meltdown/?trackback=tsmclip

Brace Yourself For A Metal Meltdown!

A new series of concerts planned for Las Vegas’ The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino kicks off May 30 and will be filmed for a worldwide cinema release and distribution through other media outlets.  Opening night featuresTwisted Sister, Extreme, Skid Row and Great White.

Presented by Rock Fuel Media, “Metal Meltdown” promises the biggest, the baddest and loudest metal bands over the decades.  The shows are being produced by Rock Fuel Media’s Barry Summers who has partnered The Joint/Hard Rock to bring this series to life.  The concerts will also be distributed via TV and CD/DVD releases.

Metal Meltdown’s debut lineup is especially noteworthy because Twisted Sister, a favorite in the metal world for more than three decades, announced this week that it is hanging up its rock boots next year.  The bad news came three weeks after Twisted Sister’s drummer, A.J. Pero, died of an apparent heart attack while on tour with his band Adrenaline Mob.  Twisted Sister says Dream Theater co-founder/former drummer Mike Portnoy will keep the beat on the band’s remaining shows scheduled for 2015.  Farewell shows are being planned for 2016.

All the bands on “Metal Meltdown” will deliver the goods in the form of greatest hits and crowd pleasers.  For the series premiere, Extreme will perform its 1990 multi-platinum selling album, Pornograffiti, from start to finish.

“We are very pleased to be working again with Chas Smith and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on this rockin’ new concert series,” Summers said.  “And we wanted to give these great bands a first-class production and new platform to release all new DVD/CD consumer products for their fans to enjoy for many years to come.”

Tickets for the “Metal Meltdown” launch are on sale now.  Click here for more details.

Twisted Sister Set A.J. Pero Tribute Shows, 2016 Farewell Tour

Band also recruits Dream Theater vet Mike Portnoy to serve as drummer for remainder of 2015 shows

Twisted Sister have announced a pair of concerts to pay tribute to their late drummer A.J. Pero, who passed away March 20th. Dee Snider and company also revealed that longtime Dream Theatre drummer Mike Portnoy will join Twisted Sister for all of the band’s upcoming 2015 concerts, including the tribute shows. Both Pero and Portnoy also played drums for Adrenaline Mob. Finally, with Twisted Sister set to celebrate their 40th anniversary next year, the band said in a statement that they’ll “formally close the touring chapter” of the band’s history with a farewell trek in 2016.

The tribute gigs for Pero, who died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 55, will take place on both coasts: On May 30th, the band will perform at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino as part of that venue’s Metal Meltdown, which also features Extreme, Skid Row and Great White. That gig will be filmed for 3D worldwide cinema release, TV broadcast and DVD/CD release. Two weeks later, with Pero’s family in attendance, Twisted Sister will play Sayreville, New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom on June 13th.

In 1976, Twisted Sister performed their first ever show with Snider as lead singer, and to celebrate the occasion, the band will embark on a 2016 jaunt that will double as a farewell trek dubbed the “Forty and Fuck It” tour. The band’s longtime nucleus of Snider, guitarists Eddie Ojeda and Jay Jay French and bassist Mark “The Animal” Mendoza will all partake in the farewell tour.

“Today, I lost a brother,” Snider said in a statement to Rolling Stone following Pero’s death. “A.J. was the final piece in a band that would become an international sensation and one of the greatest live rock acts to ever hit the stage. His sledgehammer assault on the drums helped drive Twisted Sister and me to greatness and inspired me to rock every single show. My heart breaks knowing I will never feel the power of his beat behind me, or turn to see his face smiling broadly from the sheer joy he got from doing what he loved. I will always remember that smile. R.I.P., my friend.”

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/twisted-sister-set-a-j-pero-tribute-shows-2016-farewell-tour-20150408#ixzz3Wkma9GcS

2015 AWARD WINNER ! Outstanding Achievement – Guns N Roses Appetite For Democracy 3D Music/Entertainment – Rock Fuel Media

Appetite For Democracy 3D wins award for best 3D music entertainment feature

At yesterday’s sixth annual International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Awards, which took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA, Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Democracy 3D won in the category of best 3D music entertainment feature.

In the category of best 3D music entertainment feature, rock band Guns N’ Roses won for its 3D concert movie Guns N’ Roses: Appetite For Democracy (Rock Fuel Media).

The Smashing Pumpkins ‘Oceania: Live in NYC’ Deluxe CD/DVD Combo!

Win your own copy of the deluxe package version of Smashing Pumpkins’ latest offering, their landmark ‘Oceania in NYC’ performance!

Last Halloween, The Smashing Pumpkins were set to perform in New York at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center, but due to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the show had to be rescheduled. The band’s powerful, captivating performance was captured for an audio-visual experience titled Oceania: Live in NYC and is set to arrive September 24 via Universal Music Enterprises. But CraveOnline is hooking two lucky winners up with free deluxe copies!

The Oceania: Live in NYC package will be available in four formats: a standard Amaray DVD, a 3D Blu-ray DVD, a Deluxe 2CD+DVD set and digital long form.  The DVD and Blu-ray components both feature the full show, along with interviews with Sean Evans, the lighting director and stage producer, plus a photo gallery, both with 5.1 and stereo audio.

1.    Standard Amaray DVD – OCEANIA: LIVE IN NYC – full show and bonus interviews (order here)

2.    Standard 3D Blu-ray – OCEANIA: 3D IN NYC – 3D & 2D on one disc, with 24-   bit/96kHz audiophile audio (order here)

3.    Deluxe 2CD+DVD – OCEANIA: LIVE IN NYC – DVD plus 2xCDs of all tracks in the show (order here)

4.   Digital Long Form – OCEANIA: LIVE IN NYC – Full content available for digital download

At Barclays Center, the Pumpkins performed their acclaimed Oceania album in full, followed by classics and deep cuts from their body of work for the second half of the show (the setlist is below).  The Pumpkins were backed by visuals prepared by Evans, whose most recent project was assisting Roger Waters on the newest staging of “The Wall.” The Oceania: Live in NYC package, with a running time of 57:58, is directed by Milton Lage and was produced by Rock Fuel’s Barry Summers.

To win this awesome set, simply do the following:

Entry: Two steps – Follow MusiCraveOnline on Twitter and ‘Like’ Crave Music on Facebook – then post a message on our wall or Twitter feed with the hashtag #ICravePumpkins.

Contest ends: Tuesday, Sept. 24

Simple as that!

 

DISC 1:

1.    Quasar (5:05)

2.    Panopticon (4:09)

3.    The Celestials (3:50)

4.    Violet Rays (4:34)

5.    My Love Is Winter (3:37)

6.    One Diamond, One Heart (3:54)

7.    Pinwheels (5:52)

8.    Oceania (10:09)

9.    Pale Horse (4:35)

10.  The Chimera (4:39)

11.  Glissandra (4:31)

12.  Inkless (3:03)

 

DISC 2:

1.    Wildflower (5:06)

2.    Space Oddity (7:38)

3.    X.Y.U (10:23)

4.    Disarm (3:31)

5.    Tonite Reprise (1:27)

6.    Tonight, Tonight (4:21)

7.    Bullet with Butterfly Wings (5:02)

8.    The Dream Machine (7:01)

9.    Hummer (7:13)

 

Encore

1.    Ava Adore (5:11)

2.    Cherub Rock (4:43)

3.    Zero (6:01)

 

Source: http://www.craveonline.com/music/articles/568635-giveaway-the-smashing-pumpkins-oceania-live-in-nyc-deluxe-cddvd-combo

See the Smashing Pumpkins Celebrate ’90s Classics in ‘Oceania: Live in NYC’ Trailer

Upcoming 3D concert film honoring band’s 25-year career arrives later this month

 

The Smashing Pumpkins’ upcoming 3D concert movie is fast approaching. Due September 23 in the U.K. and September 24 in the U.S. by way of Universal Music Enterprises, Oceania: Live in NYC captures the iconic alt-rock heroes’ December 10 performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Directed by Milton Lage and produced by Rock Fuel Media’s Barry Summers, the 58-minute set promises a blend of newer SP (last year’s impressive Oceania LP played in its entirety) and highlights from the Chicago crew’s legendary ’90s output (“Disarm,” “Cherub Rock,” “Tonight, Tonight,” “Bullet With Butterfly Wings,” etc.). Now, ahead of the package’s multi-format release — it’ll be available on 3D Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital, and as a deluxe two-CD/DVD collection — we have an exclusive teaser for Oceania: Live in NYC. Catch a glimpse of the Pumpkins’ monumental live show above, and revisit the band’s earlier days by reading SPIN’s 1993 cover story on the group. Also be sure to check out our exclusive interviews with the directors behind all of the classic Siamese Dream music videos in celebration of that album’s 20th anniversary.

Source: http://www.spin.com/articles/smashing-pumpkins-oceania-live-nyc-trailer-video/

Earth, Wind & Fire Makes HSN Debut

“I think we cracked the code on this one.” That’s Andy Sheldon, chief creative officer of HSNi and GM of HSN Productions, talking after wrapping production of the Labor Day weekend HSN Live concert (Aug. 30) at Las Vegas’ Venetian Theater featuring Earth, Wind & Fire.

Celebrating 41 years together, the legendary group performed classic hits as well as original songs from its first studio album in eight years, “Now, Then & Forever” (Legacy, Sept. 10) while making its HSN debut. For HSN, the sold-out evening marked the second installment in its multi-concert marketing venture with The Venetian. The partnership kicked off in February with Michael Bolton and his latest album, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville U.S.A.”

“Weaving in new music with songs from one of the best catalogs in the world, and including hosts for the first time, showed how you can entertain and engage fans via live music in a monetized world,” added Sheldon, chief creative officer at HSNi and GM of HSN Productions. Sheldon collaborated with executive producer Barry Summers, director Milton Lage and set designer Andy Walmsley.

The 90-minute live concert included 60 minutes on HSN TV followed by a special 30-minute encore performance of classic EWF hits streamed live across HSN’s digital platforms. In addition, Songza offered a special EWF/HSN playlist for subscribers during the week leading up to the show. Fans were able to pre-order an exclusive CD bundle of “Now, Then & Forever” — featuring lead single “My Promise” — plus a bonus CD of six greatest hits via HSN.com for $12.95. Approximately 10,000 units of the exclusive CD bundle were pre-sold by the end of the show.

“It was just a good time to introduce our newer fans to new music,” said EWF original member Ralph Johnson of the album. Produced by fellow original Philip Bailey, the set—a fresh mix of the classic EWF sound that drew raves from the in-house audience—features songs written by the group, including third co-founder Verdine White. Noting “we still have a lot of energy that we don’t want to throw away,” White said EWF’s upcoming slate incudes a three-night, sold out stint at the Hollywood Bowl in mid-September, double dates in New York and Chicago and an October stint at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Source: http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/backbeat/5680097/backbeat-earth-wind-fire-makes-hsn-debut#xk8CR2h9C8mG4jKP.01

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING POWERHOUSE EARTH,WIND & FIRE TO PERFORM MUSIC FROM NEW CD DURING HSN LIVE CONCERT AT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS ON AUGUST 30

— Earth,Wind &Fire’s New CD Now, Then & For ever to be released on Tuesday, September 10th following the HSN Live Concert from The Venetian® Las Vegas Resort–

— Earth, Wind &Fire fans can purchase exclusive room packages for The Venetian and The Palazzo® Las Vegas, and pre-order the new album with 6 bonus tracks including the group’s new single “My Promise” at HSN.com on July 10th–

 

(St. Petersburg, FL –July 17, 2013) On August 30, leading multichannel retailer HSN will continue their innovative multi-concert, marketing deal with The Venetian Las Vegas when it hosts its next HSN Live concert event featuring multi-platinum, international superstars, Earth, Wind & Fire and special guests. Earth, Wind &Fire will perform tracks from Now, Then & Forever, their latest CD, during a live, omni-platform HSN Live concert event at 11 p.m.(EST). An exclusive CD bundle of their new release, along with a bonus CD featuring six of their greatest hits, is now
available for pre-order at HSN.comfor $12.95.

“The Now, Then & Forever album is really about the legacy of Earth, Wind &Fire,” said co-founder Philip Bailey. “The album gave us the opportunity to tie everything together musically and culturally,” said EWF’s co-founder Verdine White. “Without the support of the fans around the world, the Earth, Wind & Fire journey would not have been possible.

We dedicate this album, Now, Then & Forever, to all the fans.”Earth, Wind &Fire fans that want to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event can purchase exclusive room packages for The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas. These luxury suite packages start at $149 per night (2 night minimum) and include:

• two premium tickets to the HSN Live show
• Special dining, entertainment, retail and spa offers valued at more than $1000
• VIP check-in
• Late check-out
• Special Reduced Rates for Vegas Nights helicopter tour

HSN has also enlisted the expertise of music television Executive Producer Barry Summers and Director Milton Lage. Summers has extensive experience producing 3D & high-definition music concert events for VH1 & AXS TV (formerly HDNET), while Lage has directed numerous MTV shows and live musical performances by superstars such as Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood and Beyonce.

“HSN is thrilled to welcome Earth, Wind &Fire to the HSN Live stage at The Venetian Las Vegas,” said Andy Sheldon, Chief Creative Officer for HSNi and General Manager of HSN Productions. “Earth, Wind &Fire is known for their elaborate, high-energy live shows and with Barry Summers and Milton Lage at the helm, I know this will be our best HSN Live production to date.”

The concert will be a 90-minute live show, with 60 minutes on HSNTV, followed by a special 30-minute encore performance that streams live across HSN’s digital platforms. Music streaming service Songza will offer a special Earth, Wind &Fire/HSN playlist for subscribers during the week leading up to the show and will stream the event live on August 30.

“I’m very excited to be working with Andy and the visionary HSN team to deliver a new level of live concert programming beyond High Definition to global audiences and new emerging distribution platforms,” said Summers. “I’m honored to be working with the legendary band Earth, Wind & Fire to kickoff this new series.” The HSN exclusive two-disc bundle will include Earth, Wind &Fire’s new CD and an exclusive bonus disc featuring six of the group’s greatest hits.

Now, Then & Forever Track List:
1. Sign On
2. Love Is Law
3. My Promise
4. Guiding Lights
5. Got To Be Love
6. Belo Horizonte
7. Dance Floor
8. Splashes
9. Night Of My Life
10. The Rush

Exclusive HSN Bonus CD Track List:
1. Let’s Groove (Restless Soul Mix)
2. September (Beautiful Latin Mix)
3. One World
4. Fantasy
5. Shining Star
6. Boogie Wonderland

This original partnership between HSN and The Venetian Las Vegas kicked off in February with the debut of Michael Bolton’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute To Hitsville U.S.A. and will continue to include concerts with various artists from The Venetian Theater and exclusive room packages at The Venetian Las Vegas Resort for HSN customers via TV, HSN.com and HSN Mobile. The HSN Live concert series has featured successful launches from
some of the music industry’s biggest artists including Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Tony Bennett, Josh Groban and others.For more information about HSN Live Presents Earth, Wind & Fire;special roompackages with complimentary tickets to attend the HSN Live concert event at The Venetian Las Vegas; and to pre-order Now, Then & Forever, please visit HSN.com/HSN Live and join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Expansive Live Set ‘Oceania: Live in NYC’

Concert package includes a 3D Blu-Ray DVD

Alt-rock icons the Smashing Pumpkins have announced their new live package Oceania: Live in NYC, which will be released by Universal Music Enterprises on September 3rd. The set, which captures the band’s acclaimed 2012 performance at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, will be available in a variety of formats: a standard DVD, a 3D Blu-Ray DVD and a deluxe version that includes a 2CD/DVD set and a digital copy.

Mid-Year Report: Best Albums of 2012 So Far: The Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Oceania’

In addition to the full concert (which features a performance of the band’s most recent album, Oceania, in full), the DVD and Blu-Ray versions include a photo gallery, 5.1 stereo audio and interviews with lighting director/stage producer Sean Evans.

This performance was a special one for the Pumpkins: The band had originally scheduled their Brooklyn gig for Halloween but were forced to reschedule in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The band has been staying busy following the release of Oceania. Billy Corgan tweeted earlier this year that he’s already begun writing a follow-up album, and in the meantime, the Pumpkins are continuing their current world tour, which concludes August 17th at the Good Vibes Festival in Malaysia.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/smashing-pumpkins-announce-expansive-live-set-oceania-live-in-nyc-20130712

EARTH, WIND & FIRE IN VEGAS

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING POWERHOUSE EARTH, WIND & FIRE TO PERFORM MUSIC FROM NEW CD DURING HSN LIVE CONCERT AT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS ON AUGUST 30

– Earth, Wind & Fire’s New CD Now, Then & Forever to be released on Tuesday, September 10th following the HSN Live Concert from The Venetian® Las Vegas Resort –

– Earth, Wind & Fire fans can purchase exclusive room packages for The Venetian and The Palazzo® Las Vegas, and pre-order the new album with 6 bonus tracks including the group’s new single “My Promise”
at HSN.com on July 10th —

(St. Petersburg, FL –July 17, 2013) On August 30, leading multichannel retailer HSN will continue their innovative multi-concert, marketing deal with The Venetian Las Vegas when it hosts its next HSN Live concert event featuring multi-platinum, international superstars, Earth, Wind & Fire and special guests. Earth, Wind & Fire will perform tracks from Now, Then & Forever, their latest CD, during a live, omni-platform HSN Live concert event at 11 p.m. (EST). An exclusive CD bundle of their new release, along with a bonus CD featuring six of their greatest hits, is now available for pre-order at HSN.com for $12.95.

“The Now, Then & Forever album is really about the legacy of Earth, Wind & Fire,” said co-founder Philip Bailey. “The album gave us the opportunity to tie everything together musically and culturally,” said EWF’s co-founder Verdine White. “Without the support of the fans around the world, the Earth, Wind & Fire journey would not have been possible. We dedicate this album, Now, Then & Forever, to all the fans.”

Earth, Wind & Fire fans that want to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event can purchase exclusive room packages for The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas. These luxury suite packages start at $149 per night (2 night minimum) and include:
• two premium tickets to the HSN Live show
• Special dining, entertainment, retail and spa offers valued at more than $1000
• VIP check-in
• Late check-out
• Special Reduced Rates for Vegas Nights helicopter tour
HSN has also enlisted the expertise of music television Executive Producer Barry Summers and Director Milton Lage. Summers has extensive experience producing 3D & high-definition music concert events for VH1 & AXS TV (formerly HDNET), while Lage has directed numerous MTV shows and live musical performances by superstars such as Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood and Beyonce.
“HSN is thrilled to welcome Earth, Wind & Fire to the HSN Live stage at The Venetian Las Vegas,” said Andy Sheldon, Chief Creative Officer for HSNi and General Manager of HSN Productions. “Earth, Wind & Fire is known for their elaborate, high-energy live shows and with Barry Summers and Milton Lage at the helm, I know this will be our best HSN Live production to date.”

The concert will be a 90-minute live show, with 60 minutes on HSN TV, followed by a special 30-minute encore performance that streams live across HSN’s digital platforms. Music streaming service Songza will offer a special Earth, Wind & Fire/HSN playlist for subscribers during the week leading up to the show and will stream the event live on August 30.
“I’m very excited to be working with Andy and the visionary HSN team to deliver a new level of live concert programming beyond High Definition to global audiences and new emerging distribution platforms,” said Summers. “I’m honored to be working with the legendary band Earth, Wind & Fire to kickoff this new series.”

The HSN exclusive two-disc bundle will include Earth, Wind & Fire’s new CD and an exclusive bonus disc featuring six of the group’s greatest hits.

Now, Then & Forever Track List:
1. Sign On
2. Love Is Law
3. My Promise
4. Guiding Lights
5. Got To Be Love
6. Belo Horizonte
7. Dance Floor
8. Splashes
9. Night Of My Life
10. The Rush

Exclusive HSN Bonus CD Track List:
1. Let’s Groove (Restless Soul Mix)
2. September (Beautiful Latin Mix)
3. One World
4. Fantasy
5. Shining Star
6. Boogie Wonderland

More info at http://www.earthwindandfire.com/2013/07/earth-wind-fire-and-hsn/

HSN Live presents Earth Wind Fire LIVE from The Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas!

Book Your Suite Now ! Be A Part Of This Exclusive Live Concert Broadcast – 3D Concert Filming on Fri 8/30 !
New Album Release Pre Sale Live On HSN ! 11PM EST

 

We have some hotel/concert packages left for Earth Wind and Fire Live At Venetian Las Vegas on 8/30. Rock Fuel’s kick ass team working 24/7. Building this show from ground up, awesome stage set, 4K resolution, first class production all the way. For those that cannot attend in person, catch the show live on HSN 8/30 11PM EST.

Smashing Pumpkins’ New ‘Oceania’ 3D Concert Movie Mercifully Contains Actual Hits

Try to wait until September 3 for ‘Oceania: Live in NYC’

Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan

Smashing Pumpkins are about to deliver a 3D concert movie and live double-disc featuring a full performance of one of the iconic alternative rockers’ albums. Yes, it’s last year’sOceania, which we said shows Billy Corgan “does, in fact, have a function.” We also praised the current cast of hired Pumpkins, who actually sound like a crucial part of the record.

Still, when Oceania: Live in NYC arrives on September 3 via Universal Music Enterprises, it won’t only be new, old-sounding SP. The band’s December 10 set at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, captured here, also includes ’90s hits such as “Disarm” and “Bullet With Butterfly Wings.” Plus, Corgan and company cover David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” which recently joined the limited ranks of songs that have ben performed in space. The concert will be available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital, and as a deluxe two-CD/DVD set.

Oceania is part of a larger project called Teargarden by Kaleidoscope. There may be more tears in kaleidoscope: Corgan recently said the band was in the first day of writing a new SP album. Then again, as long ago as September he told Billboard he’d “already started writing for a new album” that “definitely seems like it’s going to be more of a rockin’ affair.” You heard the man, cool kids — make some time. (Lots and lots of time: SP are also reissuing their 1996 box set The Aeroplane Flies High, now as a 104-track behemoth.)

Oceania: Live in NYC track list:

Disc 1
1. “Quasar”
2. “Panopticon”
3. “The Celestials”
4. “Violet Rays”
5. “My Love Is Winter”
6. “One Diamond, One Heart”
7. “Pinwheels”
8. “Oceania”
9. “Pale Horse”
10. “The Chimera”
11. “Glissandra”
12. “Inkless”

Disc 2
1. “Wildflower”
2. “Space Oddity”
3. “X.Y.U”
4. “Disarm”
5. “Tonite Reprise”
6. “Tonight, Tonight”
7. “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”
8. “The Dream Machine”
9. “Hummer”

Encore
1. “Ava Adore”
2. “Cherub Rock”
3. “Zero”

Jane’s Addiction Go ‘Live in NYC’ – Album Premiere

Alt-rockers celebrate ‘The Great Escape Artist’ in 2011 show

Jane’s Addiction’s 2011 album The Great Escape Artist was the band’s first in eight years, and the alt-rockers celebrated with a free show at New York’s Terminal 5 on July 25th, 2011. Live in NYC captures the 2011 show with live-wire performances of hits like “Been Caught Stealing,” “Stop!” and “Jane Says,” as well as old cuts like “Up the Beach” and “Ain’t No Right.” Of course, Jane’s Addiction were there to promote their new album, and their spiraling debut performance of The Great Escape Artist’s “Irresistible Force (Met the Immovable Object)” swoops down halfway through the set.

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Live in NYC is out tomorrow on CD/DVD, Blu-ray and DVD, as well as CD and double vinyl (order it here). Jane’s Addiction will set out on a North American tour this summer, starting August 9th at the Toyota Pavilion in Scranton, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit the band’s website.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/janes-addiction-go-live-in-nyc-album-premiere-20130624

Jane’s Addiction trail live DVD

Jane’s Addiction have released a trailer for upcoming DVD Live In NYC. View it below.

It was shot in July 2011 following the release of The Great Escape Artist, their first album in eight years.

The band had endured a tumultuous time following bassist Eric Avery’s decision to leave in 2010. He was first replaced by Duff McKagan, who only lasted six months before bowing out. Dave Sitek collaborated with JA in the studio during the making of the album before former member Chris Chaney returned, and has remained ever since.

Check the rest of the article here http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/music_and_videos/janes-addiction-trail-live-dvd/

JANE’S ADDICTION: ‘Live In NYC’ DVD Trailer Released

JANE’S ADDICTION has always thrown the most provocative and extravagant parties in rock, mixing a fierce musicality and streetwise lyrics with a theatrical flair.

2011 and 2012 saw the band — who have always outrageously combined electricity, sex and danger — return to the stage in support of their acclaimed album “The Great Escape Artist” (Capitol Records).

Filmed at New York City’s Terminal 5 on July 25, 2011 at a free show for the album’s launch, “Live In NYC” will be released on DVD/CD, Blu-ray and DVD on June 25 through Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). On the same date, the concert recording will also be released on CD and double-LP vinyl.

Check the rest of the article at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=191228

Win a Jane’s Addiction ‘Live in NYC’ Prize Package!

Jane’s Addiction are definitely back in stride when it comes to their live show and they let the camera roll on one of their concert extravaganzas back in 2011 to create the stunning new video + audio collection, ‘Live in NYC.’ This standout offering will be available in a variety of formats, and Noisecreep is partnering with Loudwire to provide you with a chance to win a prize package based around this special release.

Check the rest of the article at http://www.noisecreep.com/2013/06/14/win-a-janes-addiction-live-in-nyc-prize-package/

GUNS N’ ROSES REVEAL ‘APPETITE FOR DEMOCRACY 3D’ MOVIE TRAILER

Guns N’ Roses are about to bring one of their best live experiences to the big screen, with some pretty awesome 3D effects thrown in for good measure. The band’s 2012 residency at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was filmed and has now been turned into a movie that will get theatrical screenings this summer. With the project nearing, the group has now offered the first extended trailer for the movie.

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Guns N’ Roses Film Vegas ‘Appetite for Democracy’ Residency Show in 3D

Guns N’ Roses are gearing up to close out their 12-show ‘Appetite for Democracy’ residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas this weekend (Nov. 24.) For fans that weren’t able to make it out to one of the special shows, there may still be a way to check it out in the near future, thanks to modern technology. Continue reading “Guns N’ Roses Film Vegas ‘Appetite for Democracy’ Residency Show in 3D”

KORN To Release ‘The Path Of Totality Tour – Live At The Hollywood Palladium’ DVD, Blu-Ray – June 26, 2012

Fans of acclaimed metal pioneers KORN can now experience the thrill of their live show at home when “The Path Of Totality Tour – Live At The Hollywood Palladium” hits stores on September 4 from Shout! Factory. Continue reading “KORN To Release ‘The Path Of Totality Tour – Live At The Hollywood Palladium’ DVD, Blu-Ray – June 26, 2012”

Elvis Costello and Friends (Death Cab For Cutie, Fiona Apple, Billie Joe Armstrong) – VH1 Decades Rock Live 5/19/06 Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City

Posting’s been light, to say the least, and I still have to gather a few loose ends before I share the next installment of Elvis Costello gap-pluggers. And I’ll be away for ten days so it won’t be up ’til I get back. Continue reading “Elvis Costello and Friends (Death Cab For Cutie, Fiona Apple, Billie Joe Armstrong) – VH1 Decades Rock Live 5/19/06 Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City”

New Live Concert Series – Hard Drive HD Set to Premiere on HDNET – July 13th and AOL Music July 14th

First Taped Show to Star Multi-Platinum Band “GOOD CHARLOTTE” – Bands for Upcoming Episodes to be Announced Soon!

PR9.NET July 01, 2008 – New York, NY – AOL Music, HDNET and World Productions are proud to present HARD DRIVE, Continue reading “New Live Concert Series – Hard Drive HD Set to Premiere on HDNET – July 13th and AOL Music July 14th”