Seattle’s own Candlebox have issued the following press release this morning:
We are excited to finally share that our new album Wolves will be released on September 17th. It feels like it’s been forever since we released “Let Me Down Easy” over the summer, but we’re back with some new music for you. Check out the lyric video for “My Weakness” below, or stream the song & pre-save ‘Wolves’ here.
A giant THANK YOU to all of you who pre-ordered our new RECORD and participated in our Candlebox Campaign, you all helped make this album a reality, and you did it before we even had a name for it.
London Ontario rockers Blu Bones have just sent shockwaves throughout the music world reemerging from a 25 year sabbatical with an infectious little ear worm entitled She’s Got A Way With Love.
Lead singer Gord Prior recently spoke with Classic Rock 98.1’s Kate Wright about what motivated the group’s return where he credits the combination of fans constantly asking if there would ever be a chance of a Blu Bones reunion with the pandemic lock down being the other driving factor behind providing the world with some much needed positivity in these unique times.
Gord also mentioned that while a full length album currently isn’t in the cards the guys hope to do more tracks moving forward.
As a fan of Blu Bones tremendously underrated debut album Sink, She’s Got A Way With Love doesn’t quite have the grungy angst that I fell in love with however for a group of musicians that have been in the game for well over two decades I’m digging the psychedelic undertones masterfully clashing with some brilliant 1970s power pop hooks.
Blu Bones are lead vocalist Gord Prior, guitarist Boris Novosel, bassist Barry Donaghy, drummer Steve Thomas andRay Coburn on keyboards.
This is one of the tracks I’ve really been looking forward to since originally hearing cuts of it a while back. This one doesn’t disappoint in the slightest! An absolutely brilliant song filled insane guitars by Trev Lukather. Not to mention….
“Can’t wait for this! So awesome my good friend @StevePerryMusic joined us on this track bringing his powerhouse vocals to the mix. We built the epic guitar solo bridge together as well. Thanks brotha Steve!!!” – Trev Lukather
In the fall of 2018, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Steve Perry ade his long-awaited return with the release of TRACES, the legendary musician’s first new album in 25 years. The album’s personal expression of love, inspiration and renewal resonated with both critics and fans around the world, thrilled to have their ‘voice of a generation’ making new music once again.
Now on TRACES (Alternative Versions & Sketches), Perry revisits several of his favorite tracks, stripping away the grand production touches, taking the songs down to their essence. Presented acoustic and raw, (including some in sketch form) tracks like “Sun Shines Gray,” “No Erasin’,” “No More Cryin’,” and “Most Of All” take on new and richer meaning. In this setting, Perry’s iconic soulful voice glides out-front vibrant, clear and warm while the lyrics take on greater significance as well, even more intimate than before.
Produced by Perry and his longtime collaborator and friend, Thom Flowers, TRACES (Alternative Versions & Sketches) offers a fascinating glimpse into Steve’s creative process and a deeper understanding into an already treasured album.
“When writing these songs, the original inspiration is always my first compass – where the songs should go,” stated Perry. “Alternate Versions & Sketches is exactly that, and I’m very excited to have you hear the original seeds of these songs.”
Watch the “Most Of All” (Stripped) visualizer HERE.
Watch the previously unreleased “Most Of All” performance video” HERE
Order TRACES (Alternative Versions & Sketches) HERE
Brand-new, special edition merchandise is now available exclusively on Steve’s online store.
With purchase of the album, instantly download Most Of All (Radio Mix) & Most Of All (Stripped). Downloads will be available each week leading up to the official album release on December 4, 2020. Remember to check the link in your email. Dates additional tracks will be released digitally: November 20 & December 2, 2020.
Please Note: Estimated shipping date for Traces Alternate Versions merchandise ONLY is Dec. 18. CDs and Standard Vinyl will ship separately the first week of Dec. **ORDERS CONTAINING THE DELUXE VINYL + PICTURE DISC WILL SHIP BY JAN. 25**
As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang just broke the news on twitter this afternoon that the legendary guitarist has passed away at age 65 after a long fight with cancer.
Regarded as one of the most innovative guitarists of the 20th century Eddie Van Halen changed the landscape of rock through a style uniquely his own, popularizing the two handed tapping technique in the late 1970s.
The band that bore his name went on to become kings of stadium rock launching hits the likes of Jump, Panama, Dreams, Why Can’t This Be Love, Love Walks In, When It’s Love (among countless others) into the stratosphere. Eddie further cemented his status as an icon by crossing over into the pop realm lending his skills on the guitar solo for Michael Jackson’s Beat It.
Our thoughts go out to Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie’s brother Alex and Eddie’s wife Janie. Eddie Van Halen was a one in a million talent who to this very day continues to inspire kids to pick up the guitar.
After re-releasing her 2012 track “Woman in the World,” (the 2020 remake has been aptly titled Woman In The White House) Sheryl Crow debuted a new politically-charged track called “In The End” earlier today. Co-written with Crow’s longtime collaborator Jeff Trott, the song examines an embattled president and a country facing their biggest moral dilemma.
A staple of mid-90s alternative rock radio Candlebox entered the studio last year to start work on their seventh studio album and were lining it up for release in 2020 (as well as hitting the road in support of it) however due to the corona-virus pandemic those plans unfortunately had to be altered to 2021. Thankfully while all of us are isolating/social distancing Kevin and the guys have decided to give fans a taste of what’s to come with the first single – Let Me Down Easy.
No word yet when the single will be available for digital purchase but as soon as those links go live we’ll be sure to update this post. Until then you can stream Let Me Down Easy below via Candlebox’s official Youtube channel.
The popular Canadian pop/punk act has just debuted the music video for the title track off of their upcoming 4th studio album – Big Vibe, which will be arriving on October 16th, 2020 via Pure Noise Records.
Along with the music video premiere also comes the album artwork and track listing which is featured below.
Big Vibe track listing:
Brain In a Jar
If You Let Me
Big Vibe is available for pre-order in a wide variety of formats (LP, CD, Digital) & bundles (shirts, hoodies, covid masks, water bottles etc.) via Seaway’s official merch store – smarturl.it/SeawayBand