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White River State Park, Indianapolis, Indiana 6/29/2010
On Monday night 311 took over the lawn right as the sun began to set at White River State Park. Fans chanted “three – eleven, three – three – eleven!” in anticipation of the show as the audience danced and socialized on the grassy hill. Summer was definitely in the air as opening band, Pepper, played a reggae-infused set of beach party music complete with life-guard style costumes and surfboards.
311 did not disappoint, as they performed their major hits like “Come Original” and “All Mixed Up” with the same excitement and energy they had 15 years ago. Their opener, “Down,” was the perfect start to the evening, eliciting applause and screams of appreciation within the first few seconds of the intro. Even people walking outside the park stopped to listen and nodded their heads as the familiar music reverberated throughout downtown Indianapolis and across the canal.
This is the fourth year for the band’s Summer Unity Tour, as they travel across the country spreading the message of peace, love, and dub-rock. Formed in 1988 in Omaha, Nebraska, the band has developed a dedicated fan-base that continues to grow with each successful studio album. They even celebrate their own holiday (March 11th) every year by playing a massive extended concert (some lasting up to five hours) at different venues in the US. Their latest album, Uplifter, released last summer, debuted at #3 on the US Billboard Charts, the highest chart position of the band’s career.
Enjoy a “Summer Day” with Sheryl Crow in a new video just posted to her website. In addition to a taste of the upcoming music video for the single, fans will also be treated to footage from Sheryl’s “Summer Day” recording sessions. Watch the clip here and stay tuned for the official video in the next few weeks.
Rib America Festival | St. Louis, MO | 05/29/10
Bret Michaels proved that you can rock n roll with a hole in your heart as he performed in true form with heartfelt appreciation for his life at Rib America Festival, Soldier’s Memorial, St. Louis, MO.
Labeled as the COMEBACK TOUR, Michaels is back from an amazing set of heath challenging circumstances that have plagued him over the past few months. A known life-long suffer of diabetes, Michaels also experienced life threatening traumas ranging from an emergency appendectomy to a brain hemorrhage and most recently a warning stroke caused by a hole in his heart. "I can’t tell you how good it feels to be back" Michaels said just before launching into "Talk Dirty To Me."
In his second live performance since winning Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice, Michaels proclaimed “Tonight we’re here to celebrate" and celebrate is exactly what he and his adoring fans proceeded to do as he lit into “Look What The Cat Dragged In.” As he pounded his chest with obvious love and appreciation for his fan’s support, Michaels admitted “I need this.”
Michaels looked and sounded amazingly well as he told the crowd to expect more TV appearances. His new VH1 reality TV show, "Life As I Know It" debuts on May 31st which is billed as an insider’s look at Bret’s home life when he isn’t touring, shooting, partying and rocking out. VH1 was in the house filming the Rib America performance so the crowd turned their frenzy up a notch.
The theme song for ROCK OF LOVE, “Go that Far” pretty much sums up this artist’s MO as Michaels is a survivor and consummate performer. Check out his incredibly aggressive tour schedule that would that wipe out the healthiest rock star.
After treating himself and his fans to his favorite song “Sweet Home Alabama,” Michaels literally yanked MUSICPIX up on stage to document this historic event. Musicpix is honored to be a part of Bret Michaels inspiring story so check back in for more BMB coverage throughout his 2010 Tour.
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Disturbed have just unveiled a teaser video clip for their new single, “Another Way To Die”, which can be seen above. “Another Way To Die” impacts radio and goes on sale on iTunes next Tuesday (6/15). This Fall the band will be releasing its new album Asylum, and will also be hitting the road with Avenged Sevenfold on the Uproar Tour.
New York, NY: Three-time Grammy nominees STONE SOUR have announced a September 7th release date for their much-buzzed-about new album Audio Secrecy. “It’s probably the best thing I’ve done in a long time,” lead singer Corey Taylor recently told MTV News. “We recorded 18 songs — and knowing that every tune not only has its own identity but is damn good, I’m very, very proud of that.”
The band is giving fans a sneak preview of the album by offering a limited-time download of a new song titled “Mission Statement.” Says Taylor, “In this day and age, it’s important to be strong enough to know who you are. This song is not only a rallying cry for us, but it says everything about what this album means to us. This is just the beginning.”
“Mission Statement” will be available for 48 hours only beginning this Thursday, June 10th at 11am EST. The track can be downloaded at www.stonesour.com.
The album’s first commercial single will be “Say You’ll Haunt Me,” which ships to modern rock and rock radio on Tuesday, July 6th.
Stone Sour (Taylor, guitarists James Root and Josh Rand, bassist Shawn Economaki and drummer Roy Mayorga) and producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Deftones) recorded Audio Secrecy at Blackbird Studios in Nashville during the destructive storms and devastating floods that hit the historic heart of Music City.
“Recording during the flood was crazy,” says Taylor. “Luckily the studio and the band weren’t affected too greatly. The studio was untouched and the neighborhood we were living in just missed being flooded. But a lot of the areas around us were decimated. Whole houses were submerged and for a week, the roads in and out of Old Hickory were completely covered with water. I’ve been getting the word out to people to contact Nashville Flood Relief if they would like to donate money to help the people of Nashville. Also, they can contact the Gibson Foundation (www.gibsonfoundation.org) to do the same. We were lucky, but so many people were not. I hope can pull together and do what we can for Nashville.”
While making the album, Stone Sour has been taping webisodes covering the recording process and answering fan questions. They can be viewed at www.stonesour.com.
The quintet will be previewing select songs from the album during this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The 36-date tour launches August 17 in Minneapolis, MN and will visit arenas and amphitheatres across North America before wrapping October 4 in Madison, WI. Tickets are available via www.RockstarUproar.com and www.livenation.com.
Audio Secrecy is the follow-up to the gold-certified Come What(ever) May, which was also produced by Raskulinecz and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and spawned three radio hits, including the No. 1 smash hit single, “Through Glass,” “Sillyworld” and “Made of Scars.” Billboard hailed the record as “an intense, taut piece of work,” Alternative Press called the group “masters of ass-kicking,” adding, ”In a better America, Stone Sour would be the face of American rock” and Revolver magazine gave the disc four stars and praised the quintet for “demonstrating a dynamic range equaled by few of their peers.” Stone Sour’s self-titled debut, also certified gold, spawned the band’s first breakthrough hit “Bother,” which was spotlighted on Spider-Man soundtrack.
You can catch Stone Sour on this summer’s Uproar tour. Click here for dates.