New Buckcherry Album Announced

PRESS RELEASE: Los Angeles’ notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band, Buckcherry, will release their 7th studio album, Rock ‘n’ Roll, on August 21st via F-Bomb Records/Caroline Australia. In anticipation for the upcoming record, the band has just recently premiered a new track/video for their first single, “Bring It On Back,” you can view it above.
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Steel Panther Return To Oz

Steel PantherEveryone’s favourite sleaze rockers (and I say that with affection) Steel Panther are heading back to Australia in December. And while their spiritual stomping ground is the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, in Oz they’ll be playing some rather high-capacity venues, such as the Myer Music Bowl here in Melbourne which holds up to 10,000. Support comes from none other than Buckcherry. That’ll be a hell of a flight from LA… And Steel Panther have teamed up with On The List to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the tour including dancing on stage, early entrance, meet and greets, photo ops, parties and more. For more information go to SteelPantherRocks.com. I highly recommend doing whatever you can to get drawn into the cyclone of decadence that is Steel Panther close up: last time they were in town a few of us lucky journalists got to party with the band and a bunch of porn stars pre-show and y’know what they say: what happens at the Steel Panther pre-show stays at the Steel Panther pre-show.

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NEWS: This week’s new releases

Lindsay Buckingham – Gift of Screws
New solo album from the Fleetwood Macdaddy, with appearances by FleeMac cohorts Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. The word is that there is some pretty scorching guitar playing on this one, along with an altogether darker blues rock edge compared to his previous release, Under The Skin. Buckingham has always been hugely underrated but his tone and note choice are, to quote Cookie Monster, nomnomnomnom.

Buckcherry – Black Butterfly
Personally I was never really sold on Buckcherry. However, they do have some nice guitar tones and a cool sleaze-rock vibe, and early reviews proclaim this the best album of their career, so it may be worth a listen for those of us who never really gave them enough of a chance.

The Cure – Hypnagogic States
This EP consists of a few songs from the forthcoming full length album by the gloomy heroes of yesteryear, all remixed by the gloomy heroes of today, including members of My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, AFI, 30 Seconds to Mars, and 65 Days of Static. All royalties from the EP will be donated to the International Red Cross.

David Gilmour – Live in Gdansk
2 CD/2 DVD set by former Pink Floyd guitarist, playing solo tracks as well as Pink Floyd classics. Not a lot of surprises in the setlist, but any chance to watch Gilmour’s tastefully restrained playing close-up should be seized upon and ravaged like a zebra with a trick knee.

Marc Ford & The Neptune Blues Club – self titled
Former Black Crowes guitarist Ford stakes out his claim to the same guitar hero territory prowled by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck, with an album of original blues rock.