Children of Bodom News
New Meadowlands Stadium | East Rutherford, New Jersey | 05/28/10
OneRepublic have just unveiled the Chris Sims’ (Jimmy Eat World, Tamar Kaprelian) directed video for "Secrets." The string-heavy ballad follows "All The Right Moves" as the second single off of Waking Up. This is the second time the band has teamed up with Sims who also directed their video for “Mercy.”
Stay tuned for their performance on the Today Show’s Summer Concert Series next week on May 28th, the day before they open for Bon Jovi at New Meadowlands Stadium.
Indiana State Fairground | Indianapolis, IN | 08/09/20
It’s been over 6 years since Kiss has performed in Indianapolis. The band recorded an announcement last night in Manchester, England which revealed their plans to return with an appearance at the Indiana State Fair on August 9th. The Indiana State Fair has since performances over the years from a diverse array of artists… from The Beatles to the Jonas Brothers… and now KISS.
The announcement for the upcoming Kiss Indiana State Fair appearance was made at a press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Indianapolis by Andy Klotz and the current Indiana State Fair Queen Denae Pyle.
(INDIANAPOLIS, IN—- May 11, 2010) The Indiana State Fair welcomes KISS live in concert on Monday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand. KISS will perform songs from the beginning through their latest release Sonic Boom. Opening act TBA. Reserved tickets [$70.00, $59.00 & $45.00] for KISS will go on sale this Friday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. Ticket price includes fair admission. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, on-line at Ticket Master, and charge by phone 1- 800-745-3000, and at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Box Office.
**BLACK DIAMOND DISCOUNT** Begins Friday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, May 16 at midnight. Buy 1 Get 1 in the ‘Black Diamond’ section for only $45.00. Kiss is offering a “Buy One Ticket, Get One FREE” in the upper grandstand. These tickets are normally $45.00 each. The Black Diamond Discount is available for a limited time only and WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Visit: Indiana State Fair or at Kiss Online.
New York, NY: Legendary rock icon Steve Miller Band will kick off a highly anticipated North American tour May 21st in Las Vegas in a new show designed by acclaimed Broadway director Rob Roth. The tour will support his new album BINGO!, which lands in stores June 15th on Miller’s Space Cowboy Records in partnership with Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records. Having sold more than 30 million records, The Steve Miller Band’s trademark sound is a mainstay of rock radio. His yearly summer tour extravaganza has become an anticipated annual event for millions of rock fans.
Co-produced by Miller and engineer Andy Johns (Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix), BINGO! is the first of two albums recorded at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch. The sessions introduced new band member Sonny Charles a veteran vocalist of the Checkmates who will also be on the road this summer with Miller. These were the final sessions by harmonica player and vocalist Norton Buffalo, Miller’s “partner in harmony” for 33 years, who died of cancer in October 2009.
While the tour will feature his classic rock anthems “Fly Like an Eagle,” “The Joker,” “Rock ‘n Me,” “Take the Money and Run,” and “Abracadabra,” among others, Miller will also perform selected tracks from BINGO! which echoes his early days on the Chicago scene. On Bingo! Miller has spiced some of the tracks with the Latin percussion battery of conga player Michael Carabello, founding member of Santana, and timbales ace Adrian Areas, son of Carabello’s partner from the original group, Jose “Chepito” Areas. Guitarist Joe Satriani traded solos on ‘Rock Me Baby’ and ‘Sweet Soul Vibe’ with Miller, whose brilliant guitar playing was a major feature of the sessions.
BINGO! will be released in 2 formats: a 10-track digipack CD and a special edition with 4 bonus tracks and expanded artwork. The album’s artwork is a creation of legendary Storm Thorgerson whose album packages for Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd are the gold standard in artistic design. The album is a fully realized mature work of a master craftsman, in a sense, “BINGO!” is the album Steve Miller has been waiting all his life to make.
The Steve Miller Band is a centerpiece attraction of the summer rock concert season playing sixty or more shows every year. He is the Gangster of Love. Some people call him Maurice, the Midnight Toker or the Space Cowboy. And with BINGO!, a masterpiece album by one of the greats, Steve Miller shows he still speaks of the pompitus of love.
DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
May 21 M Resort Las Vegas, NV
May 22 Morongo Casino Palm Springs, CA
May 23 Pima Fairgrounds Tucson, AZ
May 28 Grand Casino Tunica Robinsonville, MS
May 29 Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Bossier City, LA
May 30 Riverfest Little Rock, AK
June 2 Cumberland County Civic Portland, ME
June 4 Credit Union Palace Summerside, PE Canada
June 5 Halifax Metro Center Halifax, NS Canada
June 7 Pepsi Center Corner Brook, NL
June 8 Mile One Center St. John’s, NL Canada
June 12 Hilton Hotel Atlantic city, NJ
June 13 MGM Grand Mashantucket, CT
June 30 Molson Amphitheater Toronto, Ontario
July 2 DTE Energy Music Center Clarkston, MI
July 3 Taste of Chicago Chicago, IL
July 5 DE Montreal Jazz Fest Montreal, QC
July 9 Pechanga Resort Temecula, CA
July 10 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA
July 11 Greek Theater Los Angeles, CA
July 14 Chateau Ste Michelle Amp Woodinville, WA
July 15 Edgefield Amp Troutdale, OR
July 16 Les Schwab Amp Bend, OR
July 17 Raley Field Sacramento, CA
July 24 PNC Park Pittsburgh, PA
July 25 Churchill Downs Fest Louisville, KY
July 27 Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
July 29 Biltmore Estate Ashville, NC
July 30 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Alpharetta, GA
July 31 Amphitheater at the Warf Orange Beach, AL
August 10 Wisconsin State Fair West Allis, WI
August 12 Eagle River Pavilion Boise, ID
August 14 Mile High Music Fest Denver, CO
Sept 17 Fender Center Museum Corona, CA
Sept 18 Verizon Amphitheater Irvine, CA
Sept 22 Oracle Open World Fest San Francisco, CA
Oct 2 Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL
Freedom Hall | New York, NY | 06/22/10New York, NY: Lynyrd Skynyrd will release Live From Freedom Hall on June 22 as both a CD/DVD set and as a stand-alone DVD. Live From Freedom Hall not only captures the band in its most natural state -on stage- but is also one of the last concerts to be recorded with longtime members Billy Powell and Ean Evans, both of whom passed away last year. The release is a tribute to and a celebration of Skynyrd.
The track listing for Live From Freedom Hall is as follows:
- “Travelin’ Man”
- “What’s Your Name?”
- “That Smell”
- “Simple Man”
- “Down South Jukin’”
- “The Needle and the Spoon”
- “Ballad Of Curtis Loew”
- “Gimme Back My Bullets”
- “Tuesday’s Gone”
- “Red White and Blue”
- “Gimme Three Steps”
- “Call Me The Breeze”
- “Sweet Home Alabama”
- “Free Bird”
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s latest, Gods & Guns, was released via Roadrunner/Loud & Proud, debuting on the Billboard Top 20 at #18, representing their highest debut since 1977. Throughout the past year, the band has been enjoying continued success and increased visibility, appearing on The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, FOX News Channel’s Huckabee, Hannity, Fox & Friends, PBS Soundstage and more.
The band was recently inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Their classic and beloved American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” has surpassed the two million mark in downloaded ringtones. With a catalog of over 60 albums and sales beyond 30 million, Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a major cultural icon that appeals to all generations.
Lynyrd Skynyrd will return to the road for the next several months, touring with Bret Michaels and 38 Special in June before embarking on the Hannity Freedom Concert Series in August.
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater | Indianapolis, IN | 05/07/10
From the perspective of a long time fan…
Oh the beautiful moments at last night’s Pearl Jam show in Noblesville, Indiana. Despite all the complaints I heard from people about the venue, this show was my 10th show in 17 years of being a fan club member. "Deer Creek Music Center" has always turned the lawn into a giant planetarium set to music. So what if last night’s weather was not perfect. Beauty is always found in imperfection. Some just aren’t able to see that. There is no imperfection in this band.
Seeing Pearl Jam play live, is almost as wonderful as falling in love.
I waited 17 years to take my teenage son to see this time lasting group of amazingly energetic musicians. I held my son’s hand during the song Just Breath. I realized there is an everlasting story that goes with the love people have for Mr. Vedder and the guys. It started when my own child was just a baby. How very very grateful I am that they still kick out tunes you can’t help but adore. From the manic “Got Some” to the sad pain of “Release”, it’s a true emotional experience.
Pearl Jam endures. They are fine crystal. Beautiful always and even more euphoric with aged wine poured in. They become more popular, more talented as time goes by. The venue was full of people of all ages, some having been there from the beginning of the”Ten” album.
Looking back at the patient cold and wet crowd on the lawn, I recognized loyalty. Despite some possible horrible weather, the fans endured. Because, once hooked, you are forever sticky with band jam! I believe in all the years of being in the fan club and loving this band, I have never seen them so happy to still be giving us what they give. A 100% effort to make everyone happy.
It’s such a joy to watch the boys change, grow, age and know..They are teachers. I observed Ed, Stone and Matt talk while Mike was doing his Star Spangled Banner solo and what I noticed was a genuine love and admiration these men have between each other. They are a family. The chemistry they exude when together is rare in music today..that chemistry also is altruistic. They give more back to charities than I ever knew. They care about people, especially the underdogs of this world.
I don’t think anything, rain, tornadoes, long lines, will ever over shine what the music does to me and those that came last night. What Mr. Vedder invokes when he says things like "I’d like to dedicate this song to someone and they know who it is," allows everyone to escape into a land of "this feels like it was written just for me." He saves people with his lyrical message of understanding, being for the underdog and teaching by example…be good to one another. I know the music has saved this writer from life’s cold exterior on many occasions.
Lines, waits, inconveniences, these things will never outshine what secrets this group of gifted humble hard working men give the world.
I ask my teen, "what do you think about Pearl Jam?" His response: ‘Mom, I like how intense Ed is. He makes me feel free to let go and the music is so uplifting that I feel like I’m being raised above the floor."
Good boy. Good day. Good men, these altruistic friends who create music that seems to never leave you.
I will forever love Pearl Jam. I have never seen another band that gives and gives until they are spent. They truly love their fans…as Mike McCready said, "God I love the Midwest." The Midwest needs them too.
From the perspective of a mother, a music lover and a person who looks for those who lead with positive messages, with intense loyalty to their fan base, they are Gods of Rock n Roll.
No Code (1996)
Riot Act (2002)
Pearl Jam (2006)
- Pearl Jam