NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases for 7-12-24


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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases for 7-12-24


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Mr Big Share a Single and Video for “Good Luck Trying” – New Album Coming Soon



In the midst of their final tour – The Big FinishMr. Big have just shared a new single and lyric video for their track “Good Luck Trying.” It comes from their tenth studio album, Ten, which was produced by Jay Ruston and Mr. Big, and is due out on Friday, July 12th, via Frontiers Music Srl. In a tribute to their late drummer, Pat Torpey, Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, and Billy Sheehan have enlisted Nick D’Virgilio. for the album. Keep reading for the new track and more.
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Richie Kotzen (ex-Poison, ex-Mr. Big) Shares His New Single and Video “Cheap Shots” – On Tour Soon



After a 2023 tour and album release with The Winery Dogs, Richie Kotzen has returned with his new single and lyric video, “Cheap Shots.” The song will be a part of a full-length album to be released later in the year. Following a couple of California dates in mid May, Kotzen is also out on tour in the EU and UK, kicking off June 04th in Frankfurt, Germany. Catch the new single in the article below, along with live listings and more.
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Jared James Nichols Booked to Play Gibson Garage London – On Tour Now



Gibson ambassador, Jared James Nichols, is to perform at the Gibson Garage London Saturday, March 23. The event will take place from 12:00-2:00pm and includes a live performance, Q&A, and a guitar clinic. Nichols is currently in the midst of a winter tour (including dates with Mr. Big) in support of his latest self-titled studio album, Jared James Nichols available via Black Hill Records. Check out his recent video for “Saint or Fool” and live details below.
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INTERVIEW: Paul Gilbert Talks About “The Dio Album” and Playing Guitar for The Joy of it


Ghost Cult caught up with guitar legend Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) all about his new record, “The Dio Album” – out this week from Music Theories / Mascot Label Group. Paul discussed the inspiration he draws from Ronnie James Dio, guitar and bass parts from DIO, Black Sabbath Rainbow and more, making his new album, his playing regimen, and more!    

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Rock For Ronnie Concert In The Park Benefiting Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund All-Star Talent Announced


 

The Rock For Ronnie Concert in the Park will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2023 at Los Encinos Historic Park in Encino, benefiting the. Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (https://www.diocancerfund.org). The Rock For Ronnie event, slated to be an afternoon of live rock music, silent and live auctions, food trucks and fun geared to the entire family, is the cancer charity’s first post-Covid event back in the park. The event just named a who’s who of Rock and Heavy Metal luminaries for the finale/all-star jam. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Paul Gilbert – The Dio Album


 

There is no love like a labour of love. There is no greater folly than a labour of love. Are those two statements contrary, or can they co-exist “happily”, somehow relating the same truth? Listen to The Dio Album (Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group), and come back to me.

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Mike Portnoy, Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Ray Luzier, John Moyer, and More to Raise Money for The David Z Foundation Livestream Tonight


Stars from across Rock and Metal will join together on a livestream to raise money tonight on the David Z Foundation Livestream. David Z (David Zablidowsky) was the brilliant metal and progressive rock musician best known for his work in bands such as Adrenaline Mob, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and ZO2, died three years ago on July 17th, 2017 when a tractor-trailer collided with Adrenaline Mob’s tour bus. Check out the updated poster from Mike Portnoy’s tweet below. You can donate at the GoFundM link below and watch the live stream including artists ranging from Mike Portnoy, Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Ray Luzier (Korn), John Moyer (Disturbed) Rikki Rockett, Don Dokken, Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Carmine Appice, Eddie Trunk, Marco Mendoza, Joel Hoekstra, Tiffany, John Pooper, Alex Skolnik, Charlie Benante, Dug Pinnick, Ra Diaz and more! Continue reading


Billy Sheehan Signs with Metal Blade for Talas Debut Album


Billy Sheehan (Sons of Apollo, The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big), who emerged from the upstate New York music scene in the late 1970s with the band Talas, has signed a deal with Metal Blade Records for the release of a new studio album, their first formal album ever. Talas earned its reputation performing gigs in the Buffalo and Rochester scenes. Although Talas started out by playing covers, it eventually introduced originals to its setlist. Sheehan later was well known as a studio musician before joining David Lee Roth’s late 1980s solo band, and later chart-topping stardom with Mr. Big (‘To Be With You’). The news of TALAS’s new record deal was broken by Sheehan’s longtime manager Michael Faley, a former roadie with Talas who also works for Metal Blade. On Friday (January 17), Faley posted a photo of Sheehan signing the contract with Metal Blade and included the following caption: “Billy Sheehan signing contract for a new TALAS studio album with Metal Blade Records. The 4 piece TALAS never recorded a studio album and there is soooo much material to pick from.”Continue reading