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STEVEN ADLER Talks About His '50' Art Collection (Video)
On January 22, Steven Adler, one of the most acclaimed and notorious drummers in rock history, celebrated two important milestones — 30 years behind the drums and 50 years of life. Utilizing the very rhythms that made him a legend, he'll unveil a collection of fine art "built" from the new medium of "Rhythm-On-Canvas." Adler has been working exclusively with art team and publisher SceneFour on the collection titled "50". A project that has quietly been created over the last year in Los Angeles, the collection is scheduled to debut on February 6. Video footage of Adler talking about his "50" collection can be seen below. As the founding drummer for GUNS N' ROSES, Adler is responsible for some of the most celebrated beats in hard rock history. SceneFour is the team responsible for the "Rhythm-On-Canvas" medium, having released blockbuster art collections over the last five years with a highly select group of drumming legends, including Bill Ward (BLACK SABBATH) , Rick Allen (DEF LEPPARD), Mickey Hart (GRATEFUL DEAD), Jose Pasillas (INCUBUS) and Dave Lombardo (SLAYER). The process of creating artwork from rhythm is an extensive one that begins with the drummer utilizing a bevy of drumsticks that light in a variety of ways similar to that of a painter utilizing brushes with different colors. In the creation process, the drummer is crafting rhythms that translate visually to abstract imagery before they are brought into the SceneFour studio, manipulated meticulously, and laid to canvas. For Adler's visual work, SceneFour co-founder Ravi Dosaj states, "Steven's rhythms visually look like the way he sounds...dark, gritty, and they even swing. Inside his abstract work, there are elements that seem to connect to his life." Those interested in learning more about the collection are encouraged to join the interest list at www.stevenadlerart.com. Steven and his critically acclaimed new band ADLER are currently in the studio recording new material as well as confirming 2015 tour dates for both the U.S. and overseas. Steven told Argentinean rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon at the end of October that he was nearly ten months sober and was enrolled in "a nice program" to "take care" of his "problems with alcohol." He added: "I'm looking forward to going out and playing again… And it's just been very exciting. Having a new life is exciting." Steven Adler was the drummer for GUNS N' ROSES from 1985 to 1990. He was eventually fired from the band due to his drug addiction, which caused him to spiral down into depression and more drug use. GUNS N' ROSES was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012. Adler, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan attended the ceremony, while singer Axl Rose and founding guitarist Izzy Stradlin stayed home.
BLACKWELDER Featuring PRIMAL FEAR, DIO DISCIPLES, Ex-ANGRA Members To Release 'Survival Of The Fittest' Album
BLACKWELDER, the brand new metal experience featuring some of the top names in power prog metal today, will release its debut album, "Survival Of The Fittest", on April 24 via Germany's GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music. The CD was mixed by Matt Smith (THEOCRACY), mastered by Anfinn Skulevold (ABHOTH, "Access Hollywood") and features artwork by Mario Bouffier (IGGY POP, SACRED REICH). A rough-mix version of the song "The Night Of New Moon", which will appear on BLACKWELDER's debut, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. One of the best singers in all of metal, Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR, ex-GAMMA RAY) fronts this extraordinary outfit at the top of his game, alongside guitar virtuoso Andrew Szus (SEVEN SERAPHIM). Bjorn Englen (DIO DISCIPLES, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Aquiles Priester (HANGAR, ex-ANGRA) round out this unstoppable team of what quite possibly could be one of the greatest lineups metal has ever seen. BLACKWELDER is: Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR, ex-GAMMA RAY) - Vocals Andrew Szucs (SEVEN SERAPHIM) - Guitar Bjorn Englen (DIO DISCIPLES, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) - Bass Aquiles Priester (HANGAR, ex-ANGRA) - Drums BLACKWELDER began as the long-awaited follow up to SEVEN SERAPHIM's "Believe in Angels". Bit by bit, as the songs materialized, it became evident to mainman Andrew Szucs that this music should carry the banner of a new musical entity, emerging from a richer, darker source thus, BLACKWELDER was born. Andrew began this musical journey alone, however, once he completed the framework for all of the songs, the band members began to fall into place like pieces of a puzzle. Bjorn Englen was the first to climb aboard, expertly adding his bass lines to the songs. Bjorn would later go on tour with Tony MacAlpine alongside drummer Aquiles Priester, after which, it seemed only natural to keep this rhythm section in tact for BLACKWELDER. Once Andrew's guitars were recorded, it became evident that a true powerhouse vocalist was needed to carry these songs to completion. Not just any voice would do. BLACKWELDER would need the stratospheric vocal stylings characterized by the rich tradition of European heavy metal, and who better to do that than the voice of PRIMAL FEAR: Ralf Scheepers. Like a dragon with its fire, Ralf's voice and lyrical themes are a natural fit to the songs of BLACKWELDER; blending and contrasting with the Marshall-based guitar tones in perfect harmony. Topping off this powerful lineup is the unparalleled drumming of Aquiles Priester. Andrew and Aquiles agreed to finish the songs with Aquiles' unique pyrotechnic display of progressive metal drumming techniques and what a display it is. BLACKWELDER is a winning formula of raw musical virtuosity that holds the listener's ears right from the start. This act is surely not one to be missed and cannot be denied!
Haven Fire, Offspring, STP, Slipkont & …
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Loudwire Music Festival & Wovenwar
Cilver have signed with eOne Music and shall release new music later in the year. Check out the video for “In My Head“. Lifehouse have posted their “Hurricane” video on the YouTube. Rob Zombie, Weezer, A Day to Remember, Halestorm and Hinder have been added to the Loudwire Music Festival which takes place June 26th-28th […]
Incubus, Halestorm & …
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Release Day!
The following releases are now available: Single Releases 10 Years – “Miscellanea” (Pale Horse) – Amazon MP3 alt-J – “Every Other Freckle” (Atlantic) – Amazon MP3 Sons of Texas – “Baptized in the Rio Grande” (Razor & Tie) – Amazon MP3 Album Releases Papa Roach – ‘F.E.A.R.‘ (Eleven Seven) – Amazon MP3 Periphery – ‘Juggernaut:Alpha‘ […]
Deftones, Slipknot & …
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10 Years, Adrenaline Mob, Paramore.
The new 10 Years single, “Miscellanea”, is at radio now and will be available for purchase on February 3rd. New record ‘From Birth to Burial‘ should be out the third Tuesday in April… Can’t wait! Adrenaline Mob are streaming their version of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia“. Paramore has scheduled dates for their “Paramore: […]
Pop Evil, Periphery, Papa Roach & …
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