Motörhead launch online exclusive World Cup tee’s
Motörhead have launched a range of exclusive World Cup tee’s to coincide with this years tournament in Brazil.
These special edition shirts have been designed to represent, Brazil, England, Germany, Holland, France, Italy, Mexico, USA and Russia. With 3 of these sides still in the tournament, there’s still time to get a shirt for one of the finalists and potential winners.
DOLLY PARTON & GLASTONBURY SCORE BIG WITH FANS
As Dolly plans to adopt dog her latest album leaps into Top 5 at #4 marking highest UK chart position ever!
LONDON, UK – Dolly, who played Glastonbury one week ago today, is definitely on fire! The crowd, on hand, at Glastonbury specifically watching Dolly’s performance reached in excess of 150,000 people while the BBC has reported the largest viewing audience ever of Glastonbury tuned in to see Dolly take the stage during their live broadcast.Then when Glastonbury was all over and everyone headed home, workers began cleaning the acres and acres of land when out of a tent pops a fluffy white dog that was left behind. Workers immediately named it “Dolly” as it characterized Dolly’s beauty, love, peace, and sweetness just as she had shown fans a few days before while performing on the Pyramid stage. As media became aware and the search for the dogs’ home began, the dog was quickly nicknamed “Doggy Parton”. Now on a dog-gone good note, Dolly Parton plans to adopt the dog provided the original owners are not found.
“I had my manager Danny Nozell call the Happy Landings Animal Shelter to make sure the dog is being treated and cared for properly,” says Dolly Parton. “At this time, nobody has claimed the dog and the dog is in great hands at the shelter. I will take the dog home to America if nobody claims her within a reasonable amount of time.”In addition, the iconic Dolly Parton shows no signs of slowing down as her latest UK album release ‘Blue Smoke – The Best Of’, brings Dolly to her all-time highest chart position landing at #4 in its fourth week of release. Dolly originally entered the chart at #6, which at the time, was her highest ever album chart position.Blue Smoke – The Best Of, includes her latest studio album Blue Smoke featuring “Home”, “Blue Smoke” and new duet with long- time collaborator and friend Kenny Rogers and even a Bon Jovi cover! Alongside her greatest hits on disc 2 featuring the classics such as “Jolene”, “9 to 5″, “Islands in the Stream”, “Little Sparrow”, “Here You Come Again” and “I Will Always Love You” plus many more.
Dolly is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 42 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award.
As a zenith crown to the dreams of country music that originally brought her to Nashville, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.
Dolly’s career has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. An internationally-renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the worlds of music, film and television. Some of her hit films have included Nine to Five, Steel Magnolias, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas andRhinestone. Parton received two Oscar® nominations – one for writing the title tune to Nine to Five and the other for “Travelin’ Thru” from the film Transamerica.
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UK & EUROPE BLUE SMOKE TOUR DATES
July 6 Germany, Berlin – o2 World
July 8 Denmark, Copenhagen – Forum
July 9 Norway, Oslo – Spektrum
July 11 Sweden, Stockholm – THE GLOBE
July 14 Switzerland, Locarno, Moon & Stars
MOTLEY CRUE KICKS OFF THEIR FINAL TOUR
MOTLEY CRUE ROCKS 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND KICKING OFF THEIR FINAL TOUR IN FRONT OF A SOLD OUT AUDIENCE
BAND INVITED AMERICAN VETERANS TO MILWAUKEE SHOW
SHOW FEATURES NEW, OVER THE TOP PRODUCTION INCLUDING “CRUCIFLY” DRUM RIDE
New York, NY (July 7, 2014) – Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour, presented by the Dodge brand and produced by Live Nation kicked off in Grand Rapids at the Van Andel Arena on July 2, with the band’s biggest and most elaborate production to date, among many other surprises. The show takes fans through the infamous years of the band with their biggest hits like “Kickstart My Heart,” “Dr Feelgood,” and “Home Sweet Home”, as well as some fan selected surprises featured on the set list.
Mötley Crüe once again pushed the envelope with their production for the FINAL TOUR to present fans with the most mind blowing show featuring elements such as Nikki Sixx’s flame throwing bass (projecting flames over 30 feet into the air igniting a giant metal ball of spikes floating over the center of the stage) and Tommy Lee’s brand new “Crüecifly” drum solo which caters to even the seats in the back of the house by flying out over the audience, rotating end over end. Check out highlights of the show here:
“If indeed this truly is the end, it’s a hell of a way to go”.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/4/2014
Hinting at another one of the highights of the show, Vince Neil (vocals) notes: “It’s been an emotional experience to see all four original band members singing in unison over the entire audience”
“Knowing that we’re on what is Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour is emotional for fans and band alike but we want this tour to be a celebration of 3+ decades of the band and our music and we’re here to give our very best and push it over the edge one more time. We’ve always done things our own way in Mötley Crüe and this will be no exception. Going out on top allows us to do what we always set out to do and that is to leave our legacy intact”, explains Nikki Sixx (bass).
During their 4th of July stop at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, the band celebrated Independence Day with America’s finest, meeting with military veterans to give back and honor those protecting freedom.
Opening night was only one of many already sold out dates on Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour (including the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles) with many more dates close to sell out. Only limited tickets remain on select dates. Tickets and VIP packages are available at Ticketmaster, LiveNation http://bit.ly/1fjSc42 and www.motley.com/tour
Fans can also look forward to Mötley Crüe’s very special guest while out on the Final Tour, Rock N Roll Hall of Famer and icon Alice Cooper. Audiences are in for a night they won’t forget as Alice and his band deliver an intense and energy-packed set featuring his many hits and legendary theatrics.
Coinciding with the start of the Final Tour, Justin Moore released his single “Home Sweet Home” from the forthcoming Nashville Outlaws tribute album to Mötley Crüe (due to be released on 8/19) and currently available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/Outlaws
The band makes an appearance in the official music video for “Home Sweet Home” which launched exclusively on Vevo and Rolling Stone online July 1st: www.vevo.com/watch/TIVEV1463187
For the first time ever, on July 1st, the Crüe also released the e-book version of their New York Times best-selling biography The Dirt via HarperCollins/Dey Street: http://bit.ly/dirtebook
Jeff Tremaine (Bad Grandpa) is signed on to direct The Dirt film, slated to debut in theaters globally in 2015.
Click here for FULL LIST of “MÖTLEY CRÜE: THE FINAL TOUR – ALL BAD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END” Tour Dates
(all dates and venues below subject to change)
MASTODON’S NEW ALBUM ONCE MORE ’ROUND THE SUN DEBUTS AT NO. 6 ON BILLBOARD CHART
MASTODON’S NEW ALBUM ONCE MORE ’ROUND THE SUN DEBUTS AT NO. 6 ON BILLBOARD CHART – THEIR HIGHEST U.S CHART DEBUT EVER!
THE NEW ALBUM IS ALSO TOP 20 AROUND THE WORLD
ABC’S JIMMEY KIMMEL LIVE CONFIRMED FOR SEPTEMBER 15TH
July 2, 2014 — (Burbank, CA) — Once More ’Round The Sun, the sixth studio album from Mastodon, has debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. This marks their highest chart debut ever.
In addition, this album released by Reprise Records on June 24th, has gone Top 10 in most European markets and top 20 in most remaining territories. Once More ’Round The Sun has also entered the Top 10 Album Charts in the U.K. as well where it is currently the No. 1 Rock/Metal album across the nation; yet another milestone for Mastodon. Fans and critics agree, this is the best Mastodon album yet:
“The mercurial metal heads have improved on the lean hard-rock pummel of 2011’s The Hunter with lattices of ornate riffs and primal vocals… the band sounds best when taking risks.” – Rolling Stone
“Album after album, Mastodon set the pace for modern heavy metal. Their brand of aggression is brainy, technically dazzling and slightly hallucinogenic – metal for people who don’t usually listen to metal. At the same time, the band is balls-out creative. ‘Elegant’ isn’t a term usually associated with neck-tatted, acid-eating heshers but check out Bill Kelliher’s guitar riff verses Brent Hinds’ guitar solo versus Brann Dailor’s double-time drums. The union is perfectly effortless –and freight-train powerful.” – Spin.Com
“The Atlanta thrashers continue to walk a fine line between brutal hardcore, bespectacled math rock, and area-ready melody.” – Entertainment Weekly / The “MUST LIST”
Once More ’Round The Sun was recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Deftones). It is the follow-up to Mastodon’s critically acclaimed album The Hunter, which also entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in the Top 10 upon release and found its way onto several Year End / Best Of Critics’ Lists, including those compiled by Rolling Stone, Spin, Revolver, Decibel and many more.
In addition, the band has been confirmed to appear on the outdoor stage of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on September 15th, in Hollywood, CA.
Once More ’Round The Sun is available now on CD, standard vinyl and a limited edition Deluxe Package pressed on two 180g black vinyl discs housed in a quadruple gatefold vinyl jacket featuring artwork by Skinner. The special package will also contain four exclusive lithographs derived from the album artwork plus the entire album on CD. Order it here. Check out the new Roboshobo-directed video for the song “High Road.”
Mastodon are currently on the road in Europe:
Thurs Jul 3 Main Square Festival Arras, France
Fri Jul 4 Le Zenith Paris, France
Sun Jul 6 Knebworth Park London, United Kingdom
Fri Jul 18 Malakoff Rock Festival Nordfjordeid, Norway
Sat Jul 19 Bukta Open Air Festival Tromsø, Norway
Sat Sep 6 Hopscotch Festival Raleigh, NC
Fri Sep 12 Riot Fest Chicago Chicago, IL
Sun Sep 14 Aftershock Festival Sacramento, CA
Sat Oct 4 Louder Than Life Festival Louisville, KY
Much more Mastodon news to be revealed soon. Until then go to: www.mastodonrocks.com