30 years ago Whitesnake released the legendary album “1987” and this year a 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is set to be released on October 6th.
The band states:
“We are extremely pleased to announce that a new reissue of 1987 will be released on October 6 on CD, Vinyl, Download and a 4CD/DVD collection which includes unreleased live and studio recordings, videos and a new documentary about the making of 1987.
Exciting times ahead – keep your eyes on this page for further information!”
Still of the Night (2017 Remastered Version)
Give Me All Your Love (2017 Remastered Version)
Bad Boys (2017 Remastered Version)
Is This Love (2017 Remastered Version)
Here I Go Again 87 (2017 Remastered Version)
Straight for the Heart (2017 Remastered Version)
Looking for Love (2017 Remastered Version)
Children of the Night (2017 Remastered Version)
You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again (2017 Remastered Version)
Crying in the Rain (2017 Remastered Version)
Don’t Turn Away (2017 Remastered Version)
Bad Boys / Children of the Night (Live)
Slide It In (Live)
Slow An’ Easy (Live)
Here I Go Again (Live)
Guilty of Love (Live)
Is This Love (Live)
Love Ain’t No Stranger (Live)
Guitar Solo (Adrian & Vivian) [Live]
Crying in the Rain (Live)
Still of the Night (Live)
Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City (Live)
Give Me All Your Love (Live)
Still of the Night (87 Evolutions Version)
Give Me All Your Love (87 Evolutions Version)
Bad Boys (87 Evolutions Version)
Is This Love (87 Evolutions Version)
Straight for the Heart (87 Evolutions Version)
Looking for Love (87 Evolutions Version)
Children of the Night (87 Evolutions Version)
You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again (87 Evolutions Version)
Crying in the Rain (87 Evolutions Version)
Don’t Turn Away (87 Evolutions Version)
Crying in the Rain (Lil’ Mountain Alternate Take) [Ruff Mix] [87 Evolutions Version]
Still of the Night (2017 Remix)
Is This Love (2017 Remix)
Give Me All Your Love (2017 Remix)
Here I Go Again 87 (2017 Remix)
Standing In the Shadows (1987 Version)
Looking for Love (87 Versions Version)
You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again (87 Versions Version)
Need Your Love So Bad (1987 Version)
Here I Go Again (Radio Mix)
Give Me All Your Love (Single Version)
Still of the Night
Here I Go Again 87
Is This Love
Give Me All Your Love
Video Memories – The Making of the 1987 Album Documentary
Here I Go Again (Purplesnake Video Jam Version)
Crying in the Rain
Still of the Night
Pre-order your deluxe copy of 1987:
Legendary AOR singer/songwriter (Emmy Award winning recording artist) and melodic rock icon STAN BUSH to release his 13th studio album, Change The World, on September 22nd via L.A. Records/Cargo Records worldwide.
The “Change the World” album also includes “Warrior”, featured in the Shadow Warrior 2 game. The title track “Change the World”, one of StanBush’s best songs contains a message of hope and unity. “Born to Win” and “Live Your Dream” are songs about winning and believing in yourself. “The Story of Love” is a power-ballad about how confusing love can be. Another amazing song is the closing track, “The Secret” which contains a powerful message of love. The all-time classic Stan Bush songs “The Touch” and “Dare” from “Transformers: The Movie” round out this masterpiece of an album. Look for Stan Bush to break through to a worldwide audience with this gem of an album!
1. Change The World
3. Born To Win
4. Never Surrender
5. The Story of Love
6. Live Your Dream
7. Break These Chains
8. The Other Side of Love
10. The Touch
11. The Secret
The album was produced, engineered and mixed by Holger Fath at The Barn Studios, Moorpark, CA and mastered at Aftermaster Audio, Hollywood, CA.
Stan Bush – Lead vocals and backing vocals
Holger Fath – Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Tom Walsh – Drums
World-class rock singer, Stan Bush is best known for his song “The Touch” featured in “Transformers: The Movie”. An anthem for Transformers fans around the world, “The Touch” was also featured in the movie “Boogie Nights”, on Chuck (NBC), and American Dad (Fox), The Goldbergs(ABC), Guitar Hero, and the Saints Row IV game. Stan Bush was inducted into the Transfomers Hall of Fame in 2014.
In 1997 Stan Bush won an Emmy Award for Best Original Song, “Til I Was Loved By You“. Another of his songs “Capture the Dream” was featured in the 1996 Olympics. His tracks were used in two Jean-Claude Van Damme films: “Kickboxer“, a major film sequel to the action adventure film, “Bloodsport.” Stan Bush has written with many top songwriters likeJonathan Cain (Journey), Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams; Aerosmith), andPaul Stanley of Kiss. Stan Bush has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Newman are back with their new album coming up on September 22d 2017. The album is called “Aerial” and will be released on AOR Heaven.
In 1997 Singer, songwriter Steve Newman formed the band Newman and since 1998 has been producing consistently high quality albums filled with hook laden songs and thought provoking lyrics and released 10 studio albums and one best of compilation up to today. The previous release, “The Elegance Machine”, was released in 2015 and the band returned to the road with shows in Europe and their first UK headline tour.
Steve Newman continued to write throughout 2016, songs, of which some have featured on various artists releases, and some which are still to come. It was within this writing process that Newman started to piece together the ideas which would become his latest release, and 11th studio album.
“Aerial” now features 12 tracks that return to the huge chorus’s, maintaining the high quality production values that have been prevalent over the last albums. But this record, above all, is all about the songs, you could say it’s an unashamed AOR/Melodic Rock record and follows that rule across all 12 songs to give the listener a very consistent album. Once again Steve Newman has teamed up with Rob McEwen (drummer for the last nine Newman albums), the album also features long time friend Mark Thompson-Smith lending his vocals to “Fear Of Flying” and ” Two Sides”. Finally the mastering was taken care of by none other than Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) at H Bomb Mastering.
01. Fear Of Flying,
02. Don’t Wake The Lion,
03. Can’t Stop Loving You,
04. Life To Remember,
05. High Tonight (Aerial),
06. Vertigo (Leap Of Faith),
07. Two Sides, 08. I Am Your Man,
09. Always Strangers, 10. Nothing Left,
11. Still Bleeding,
12. You Don’t Know Me
NYC melodic rock quartet STATION released a new single called “All you need is a heartbeat” out from their forthcoming LP which will be released on Rhymes & Reasons Records. The single is available on iTunes and a vClip is premiered on You Tube.
Vocals – Patrick Kearney
Guitar – Chris Lane
Bass – Emi Asta
Drums – Tony Baptist
EMPIRE is the Hard Rock band of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (ex Majesty, ex Razorback, Crematory) which has released four exceptional albums in between the years of 2001 and 2007. On these releases, Munkes was accompanied by numerous high-class musicians.
The history of EMPIRE began in the year 2001 with the release of the album “Hypnotica” (Lion Music) which featured both the American singers Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Lance King (ex Nightmare) on vocals. The line-up at the time was completed by Neil Murray (bass, ex Whitesnake, Brian May Band, Black Sabbath etc.), Gerald Klos (drums), Anders Johansson (drums, ex Stratovarius) and Don Airey (keyboards, ex Rainbow, Deep Purple). Rolf Munkes produced „Hypnotica“ himself; the mix was handled by Stefan Kaufmann (ex Accept, ex U.D.O.).
Only one year later, “Trading Souls”, the band’s second album came out on Lion Music. The CD once again was produced by Munkes with the mix being handled by Kaufmann. On this release, singer extraordinare Tony Martin (ex Black Sabbath) replaced King and Martin on the vocal spot.
Tony Martin also sang on the – up until now – most successful CD from EMPIRE, “The Rave Ride”, which was released in 2006 on German label Metal Heaven. Besides of Munkes, who, for the first also produced and mixed this release himself at his own Empire Studios in Bensheim, Germany, Neil Murray took again care of the bass work whilst the drums this time were handled by ex-Rage/ex-Axxis drummer André Hilgers.
In 2007, the so far last album of EMPIRE saw the light of day. “Chasing Shadows” was once again released on Metal Heaven and the first record feat. former Rainbow singer Doogie White in the line-up. Mike Terrana (ex Rage, ex Axel Rudi Pell, Tarja Turunen) joined the group on drums.
In 2017, German label Pride & Joy Music will re-issue all four releases in a revised version. “The Raven Ride” which will be released on August 15th, 2017 with one bonus track.
Line-up: Tony Martin (Vocals, ex Black Sabbath), Rolf Munkes (Guitars, Crematory, ex-Razorback), Neil Murray (Bass, ex-Whitesnake u.v.m.), André Hilgers (Drums, Axxis, ex-Rage)
2001 – Hypnotica,
2002 – Trading Souls,
2006 – The Raven Ride,
2007 – Chasing Shadows
LIONHEART was formed in late 1980 by Dennis Stratton (lead guitar/backing vocals, ex-Iron Maiden), Jess Cox (lead vocals, ex-Tygers of Pan Tang), Steve Mann (lead guitar/backing vocals, ex-Liar), Rocky Newton (bass guitar/backing vocals, ex-Wildfire) and Frank Noon (drums, ex-Def Leppard). The band began playing gigs including regular shows at London’s Marquee Club but had problems maintaining a consistent line-up. The core personnel of Dennis, Steve and Rocky remained but various singers passed through the band including Rueben Archer, John Farlham and Bob Hawthorn. They eventually settled as a 4-piece with Dennis and Rocky sharing lead vocal duties. The drummer’s stool was variously occupied by Les Binks (ex Judas Priest), Niko McBrain (ex Trust and subsequently Iron Maiden) and Clive Edwards (ex Wild Horses).
Between 1981 and 1984 LIONHEART played regular live shows and filled the support slot for tours by both Def Leppard and Whitesnake. In between gigs they spent many hours writing and recording demos of new songs while searching for a record deal. It wasn’t until 1984 that CBS Records in the USA offered them a contract, by which time they had recruited Chad Brown on lead vocals. They flew over to Los Angeles in March 1984 to record their debut album Hot Tonight with Kevin Beamish in the production chair and session man Bob Jenkins, who had previously worked with Leo Sayer and Kiki Dee, on drums. The album was recorded at the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys and mixed at Kendun Recorders.
Upon their return to the England LIONHEART recorded a high-budget video for the single Die For Love. The late comic genius Rik Mayall played the part of the mad professor, which in later years achieved cult status on YouTube due in part to the wonderfully wooden acting of the band! Unfortunately, planned UK tours as support to Kansas and Foreigner were cancelled at the last moment. Promotion of the album suffered and LIONHEART found themselves in limbo. Chad Brown left the band in 1985 to be replaced by Keith Murrell, with Toby Sadler coming in on keyboards. More demos were recorded with the new line-up but unfortunately the momentum had been lost and the band eventually broke up. Rocky went on to record backing vocals on 2 Def Leppard albums and join Michael Schenker with Steve, while Dennis spent 15 years with Praying Mantis.
In 2016 Dave Herron, promoter of the Rockingham Festival in Nottingham, asked LIONHEART to reunite for one performance and all original members, apart from Chad Brown, did so. The reunion created quite a stir, not least within the band itself, and it was decided to carry on with the subsequent recording of a new album followed by an acclaimed appearance at Sweden Rock.
The new record, Second Nature, was created between November 2016 and May 2017 and was produced, engineered and mastered by Steve Mann in his own studio in Hannover. A mini tour of Japan with Praying Mantis was scheduled for June/July with further UK shows with Airrace in November/December.
The album release on AOR Heaven throughout Europe is set for 25th August.
Live with Praying Mantis:
30/06/2017 Umeda Club Quattro – Osaka – Japan
01/07/2017 Toyosu PIT – Tokyo – Japan
Live with Airrace: 30/11/2017 Fuel – Cardiff – Wales
01/12/2017 Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton – England
02/12/2017 The Underworld – London – England
03/12/2017 Hard Rock Hell – Sheffield – England
05/12/2017 The Cluny – Newcastle – England
06/12/2017 Bannermans – Edinburgh – Scotland
Discography: Hot Tonight (CBS/Epic) 1984; Unearthed – Raiders of the Lost Archives (Pony Canyon) 1999; Hot Tonight (Rock Candy digitally re-mastered re-release) 2012