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    There's an unwritten rule that I rarely follow here in Cleveland. That rule is that if a band is from Cleveland, I'm supposed to write all glowing things or else be called a hater by the local community. It's sad that it's like that, but the truth is what it is. For years I've lived with that stigma, to the point

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  • Machine Head - BLOODSTONE & DIAMONDS

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    What happened to Machine Head really is a crime. Unfortunately for them, it's a crime they perpetrated upon themselves. With a mistake so many made in their youth, this band singlehandedly torpedoed themselves from ascending to the heights in metal held by only the select few like Metallica and Megadeth before them. After THE MORE THINGS CHANGE came

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  • Nashville Outlaws - TRIBUTE TO MOTLEY CRUE

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    With the music industry pretty much dead anymore, nothing really comes off as shocking. After all, you have very desperate companies trying to hang on and make money from an industry that has about as much relevance today as the typewriter ribbon makers of the world still do. The current trend for the last half decade

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    I tell this story often, but it's one of my favorites of the past year. I had the chance to interview the Texas Hippie Coalition earlier this year at Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio. I was in a small tent with a bunch of photographers. The tent was fairly quiet really, as the much bigger adjacent

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    I get it. You are Sammy Hagar. You've seen huge success in virtually every world you've entered. In music, he was the main focus of Montrose. He parlayed that into a very successful solo career. That wasn't enough, so he joined the world's largest band at the time (Van Halen), and took them to commercial heights that even they

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  • Cavalera Conspiracy - PANDEMONIUM

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Great White Looking For Fans With Harleys

Image: Great White, Pitriff, news, interviews, reviews, heavy metalGREAT WHITE are seeking fans with Harleys and girls to appear in their new video which they will be shooting this Friday, April 27th at 10 AM at 12232 Big Tujunga Canyon Rd in Tujunga, California

Great White's 12th studio album and first with singer Terry Ilous (XYZ) called Elation is set to come out May 18th in Europe and May 22nd in North America via Frontiers Records.

"Elation is a new birth of the band," drummer Audie Desbrow says. "I wanted to call the album Tabula Rasa which means rebirth, but we went for Elation because of the euphoria in the atmosphere. It's a fresh and healthier start than ever before. I'm like a kid in a candy store."

Mark Kendall, one of rock's most notable guitarists, echoed Desbrow's pure excitement. "The energy in the studio is amazing," Kendall says. "This is the most excited I've been since I was nine-years-old and got my first guitar. It's remarkable to be doing our third record with Frontiers Records and to feel the love and support from Serafino and his team. They are truly part of the Great White family."

Guitarist Michael Lardie, who also served as Elation's producer, applauded the band's teamwork in the studio. He was struck by the group's song writing approach and enthusiasm, and assures fans will embrace the record.

"The difference in this studio experience was simple. Everyone was completely present and contributed to the making of this album. As a producer, I feel my part is to get the best out of each of us and I got better than anyone's best!"

Look out for Shark Tales - The Tell All Book: 30 Years Of Rock And Roll and Great White rocking in a city near you in 2012!

Elation tracklisting includes:
'(I've Got) Something For You'
'Feelin' So Much Better'
'Love Train'
'Heart Of A Man'
'Hard To Say Goodbye'
'Resolution'
'Shotgun Willie's'
'Promise Land'
'Lowdown' (Bonus Track)
'Just For Tonight'
'Love Is Enough'
'Complicated'

Great White 2012
Terry Ilous – lead vocals
Mark Kendall – lead guitar
Scott Snyder – bass guitar
Audie Desbrow – drums
Michael Lardie – guitar, keyboards

Great White's itinerary can be viewed below:

April
5 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Rock 107 32nd Birthday Bash @ Woodland Inn & Resort
20 - Boca Raton, FL - Sunset Cove Amphitheatre (with QUIET RIOT, KIP WINGER)
21 - Cape Coral, FL - German American Social Club (with SKID ROW, Quiet Riot)

June
1 - Norfork, NE - Midwest Bikefest
16 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rock Im Tal (Rock in the Valley)
30 - Greeley, CO - Greeley Stampede (with Creedence Clearwater Revival)

July
6 - Las Vegas, NV - Sunset Station Casino (with SLAUGHTER)
7 - Casper, WY - The Oasis Venue (with Slaughter)
13 - Woodhaven, MI - "Uncle Sam Jam" @ Civic Center Park
19 - Erie, PA - Roar on the Shore Biker Rally
20 - Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
28 - Birkenfeld, OR - Run 21 Biker Rally

August
11 - West Allis, WI - Wisconsin State Fair (with Slaughter & Tesla)
17 - Spanish, ON - Come Rock N Roll Spanish
24 - Jackpot, NV - Cactus Pete's Casino Resort
25 - Jackpot, NV - Cactus Pete's Casino Resort



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