The Pretenders release new DVD The Pretenders With Friends

The Pretenders with friends features. Chrissy Hynde With Special Guests Iggy Pop, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Kings of Leon and Incubus!

Blu-Ray/DVD/CD package featuring Bonus interviews with Band members, Slide show, Trailers & More!

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band The Pretenders featuring the Legendary Chrissy Hynde performs with special guests including Iggy Pop, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Kings of Leon and Incubus, recorded live at the Decades Rock Arena in Atlantic City, NJ.

Songs include “Brass in Pocket”; “Message of Love” by Incubus, “I’m Only Happy When It Rains” by Shirley Manson, “Precious”; “Candy” by Iggy Pop and Chrissy Hynde”,  “Talk of the Town”; “Back on the Chain Gang”; “Drive” by Incubus; “Mystery Achievement”, “Fools Must Die” by Iggy Pop, and “Middle Of The Road” encore performance featuring The Pretenders with Iggy Pop, Incubus, Kings Of Leon and Shirley Manson.

Decades Rock Live is an innovative live concert series that features performances by celebrated artists from rock to soul who have influenced popular music over the last 50 years, as well as performances from some of today’s hottest recording acts who have been inspired by these legends. This 75 Minute concert program was filmed in Hi-Definition and is presented in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Audio.

Track Listing:
01 ”The Wait”
02 “The Losing”
03 “Back In The Chain”
04 “Talk Of The Town”
05 “I’m Only Happy When It Rains”
06 “Day After Day”
07 “Bucket”
08 “Up The Neck”
09 “Drive”
10 “Message Of Love”
11 ”Precious”
12 “Fools Must Die”
13 “Candy”
14 “Mystery Achievement”
15 ”Brass In Pocket”
16 “Middle Of The Road”

Bonus Materials
DVD includes Bonus interviews with Band members, Slide show, Trailers & More!
Includes a CD also!

For more information:
https://mvdb2b.com/s/ThePretendersWithFriends/CLO1285BR

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NASA Joins Forces with Alan Parsons to Celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary

It was July 20th, 1969. Much of the world was huddled around archaic black and white television sets, mesmerized by mankind’s first steps on another world. NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration‘s Apollo 11 mission had safely delivered American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the surface of the moon and back. Meanwhile, that same month, a young 20-year-old British recording engineer named Alan Parsons was helping The Beatles put the finishing touches to what would become their penultimate release, Abbey Road.

From there, Alan would go on to become one of the most successful Producer/Engineers of all time, recording such world-class acts as Paul McCartney’s Wings, Pink Floyd, The Hollies (Official), Ambrosia, Al Stewart, and countless others before forming his own multi-platinum vehicle, The Alan Parsons Project.

A lot has changed in the last 50 years. The Apollo program is no longer active and the Beatles are no more, yet Parsons remains busier than ever.

After 13 nominations, Parsons finally won a Grammy this year for his classic album “Eye in the Sky: 35th Anniversary Immersive Edition”. This year also marked the release of Alan’s first album of new material in 15 years called #TheSecret. Just last month, the Alan Parsons Live Project teamed up with the world-renowned Israel Philharmonic – התזמורת הפילהרמונית הישראלית Orchestra for a pair of shows at Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv. The historic performances were captured on video by the producing & directing team of Trinity Houston and David Minasianand form the basis for Parsons’ latest audio/visual exploration #OneNoteSymphony.

Co-written by Parsons and fellow bandmates Todd Cooper (Sax & Vocals) and Tom Brooksmusic (Keyboards & Orchestral Arrangements), “One Note Symphony” tells of the universal sound the Earth makes as it travels through space. The video features the Alan Parsons Live Project band (which also includes Pj OlssonJeffKollmanDan TraceyGuy Erez, and Danny Thompson) performing alongside the Israel Philharmonic. This powerful track is further enhanced by breathtaking visuals taken from Writer/Director Bobby Bala’s upcoming sci-fi film The Shipment along with vintage Apollo footage provided by NASA.

Which of course brings this story full circle. The Alan Parsons Live Project has been selected to perform at the Cocoa Riverfront Park in Cocoa, FL this Saturday, July 13th in celebration of the #Apollo11 lunar landing. Rick Armstrong, the son of the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon is scheduled to perform as well with his band Edison’s Children. As Parsons himself has stated, this show will indeed “be one for the books.”

Photo Credit: Shlomi Pinto 
Concert Organizer and Promoter: Udi Appelboim
Special Thanks: Lisa Marie ParsonsTabitha ParsonsJordan Asher Huffman Tropo Tyson LeonardMartin Thomas,  Becky OtterBotMarilyn AmbachIM3GlobalGrant Goddard, Chris Ericson, Trinity Houston

Join us on 07/13/2019, as this will be a unique and momentous event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. With special guests among us, notably Rick Armstrong – son of the first man to walk the moon, this will indeed be one for the books.

For more information call –
1-407-362-7900

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Prog Legends Nektar Celebrate 50th Anniversary With New Studio Album “The Other Side”

New Kickstarter Campaign started offering rare Nektar memorabilia!

Nektar: The Legendary Rock Band are recording a new album! This is the first new studio album made in the United States since 1977!!

We put the old band back together to CELEBRATE the 50th ANNIVERSARY of NEKTAR!

The original members of Nektar; Derek “Mo” Moore, Ron Howden, and Mick Brockett are back. We’ve added Ryche Chlanda from Fireballet and the 78′ band, Randy Dembo from the 2005 band, and newcomer and world-class keyboard player, Kendall Scott.

The music for our new album “The Other Side” comes from the 1978 era when we were writing in Mo’s basement in Chatham, New Jersey. This music was put on pause for the last 40 YEARS and it’s now time to release it with new input and fresh ideas. The music is growing exponentially as we continue rehearsing and writing and letting it take us to new heights.

Nektar has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of the new album!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nektarmusic/nektars-new-studio-album-the-other-side

Nektar in the studio July 2019

What are next steps for Nektar?
The reason we are here on Kickstarter is to generate the necessary funds and freedom to do this album in a suitable manner without a record company. We would like to release a CD, a DVD on the “Making of the New Album,” and writing and tweaking of the music. A double-vinyl album, all with excellent artwork by our friend and collaborator, Helmut Wenske, the original artist in the tradition of classic Nektar. After the album is released, in 2020, we will make a Blu-Ray DVD with the light show so you, our fans, can have music and visuals that you can take home with you.

We also need to set up touring to bring the music and the visual light show to you throughout 2020. In order to give you, our fans, our unique experience, we need your help now!

In appreciation for your donations, Nektar would like to give back to you. Here are SOME of the items you will receive depending on the pledge you choose:
Autographed CD’s and Advanced Digital Download MP3 of the new album “The Other Side” 
Original 1970’s Nektar Man Poster
Classic Nektar Yellow T-Shirts with the Nektar Man
Original 1970’s Nektar Man Artwork by Helmut Wenske – Original/Reproduction Posters and Classic Nektar Yellow T-Shirts
Embroidered Blue Polo Shirt with Classic Nektar Logo
Framed and Unframed Fine Art Prints of “Tab in the Ocean,” “Remember The Future,” “Recycled,” and “Sounds Like This”
The Nektar Fine Art Print Collection
Original Handwritten Nektar Lyrics that includes all notes and cross-outs
Autographed Nektar Stationary from 1973
Your name on the new album credits
Executive Producer credits
VIP Seats and All-Access Passes
Breakfast with Nektar in any town Nektar is playing live
AND SO MUCH MORE!!!

What are other ways you can help?
Thanks to various social media outlets; FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter, you can show your support by sharing this campaign link to extend our reach to our wonderful fans around the globe who are loyal and love the Nektar experience. We so appreciate you and your efforts to help us!

The classic Nektar spirit is still very much alive, building on the band’s rediscovered popularity. The Nektar family is determined to continue bringing Nektar’s Music and Light Theater to YOU around the world. You’ve heard what we are doing. We would love you to be part of the experience and see you at our shows. It’s guaranteed to be EPIC! Your support means the world to us!

Thank you from all of us at Nektar…..
Derek, Ron, Mick, Ryche, Randy, and Kendall

Nektar taking an in-studio break; Randy Dembo, Ryche Chlanda, Kendall Scott, Derek “Mo” Moore, Mick Brockett, Ron Howden –  Photo Credit: Jay Petsko

Risks and challenges
It is Nektar’s position to NEVER put you at risk. It’s simple – if we do not make our goal, you will never be charged. By you helping us meet our goal, we will ensure you receive the rewards we promised for each pledge.

In appreciation of your help, we will keep you, our fans, updated every step of the way. We will post regularly any changes in deadlines if they should arise, when limited quantity items are met, and our status of meeting our goal. If you have any questions, please message us directly through Kickstarter and we will respond as soon as possible.

As a bonus, we will provide you exclusive tidbits from the studio all the way to the completion of our project. YOU will be included in our experience!

For more information:
Website: nektarsmusic.com
Facebook: facebook.com/nektarRocks
Facebook: facebook.com/groups/nektarfans
Instagram: instagram.com/nektar.official
Twitter: twitter.com/NektarThe
YouTube: Nektar The Legendary Rock Band: youtube.com/channel/UCoEd-HQa3RmFXHUEQ9j_PJA?view_as=subscriber

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT!

For over four decades, Blue Oyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-­‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. BLUE ÖYSTER CULT occupies a unique place in rock history because it’s one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success. Now they have partnered up with Frontiers Music Srl to continue their amazing journey!

“We are delighted to be able to bring back the iconic BLUE ÖYSTER CULT with the release of a wealth of musical material that will certainly please all the fans. Hard Rock music would not be what is now without BÖC and Frontiers is their natural “home”. We look forward to a long and fruitful cooperation!” – Serafino Perugino, Frontiers Records President.

“It’s been a long time since BÖC’s last studio album. Our biggest question from fans is ‘when are we going to do some new music?’ So we are ready to take this journey again. Recording with Danny, Richie and Jules should be a great experience as we’ve been touring together for years and Buck and I are looking forward to including them in the creative and recording process, say Eric Bloom.

“The current band is GREAT and has never been recorded other than the live concerts, so we feel now is the time for new songs to be written and recorded. About half of the songs for the new record exist and the rest will be finished during the process,” adds Buck Dharma.

A new studio album is expected to be released from the band in 2020. Fans can also expect to see remastered reissues (some with updated artwork) of four classic BÖC releases including:

1. Cult Classic (originally released in 1994) 
2. Heaven Forbid (originally released in 1998) [Not available for North / South America]
3. Curse of the Hidden Mirror originally released in 2001) [Not available for North / South America]
4. A Long Day’s Night (Live CD/DVD and Blu Ray) originally released in 2002 – Blu Ray version to be released for the first time)

Additionally, in 2020 the band will present five new live releases which include:

1. Live show from the iHeart Radio Theater 2012 (40th Anniversary).
2. Live show from Hard Rock Casino Cleveland 2014 
3. Live show from Rock of Ages Festival in Germany 2016  
4. 40th Anniversary of “Agents of Fortune” shot in L.A. in April 2017 [ “Agents of Fortune” album played front to back]
5. BӦC 45th Anniversary show Live in London June 17th 2017) [includes BÖC first album played in its entirety back to back]

BÖC is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BÖC was listed in VH1’s countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.

Upon the release of BÖC’s self-­‐titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy-­‐yet-­‐heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the same song. BÖC’s canon includes three stone-­‐cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out: The truly haunting “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” from 1976’s Agents of Fortune, the pummeling “Godzilla” from 1977’s Spectres and the hypnotically melodic “Burnin’ for You” from1981’s Fire of Unknown Origin. Other notable BÖC songs include “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll,” “Then Came the Last Days of May,” “I Love the Night,” “In Thee,””Veteran of the Psychic Wars,” “Dominance and Submission,” “Astronomy,” “Black Blade” and “Shooting Shark.”

The intense creative vision of BÖC’s original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Danny Miranda, and drummer Jules Radino.

Don’t Miss BÖC Live:
7/10: Rochester, NY @ Hilton Firemen’s Field 
7/12: Angola, IN @ T. Furth Center for Performing Arts 
7/13: Grand Junction, CO @ Las Colonias Park Amphitheater 
7/20: New Lennox, IL @ New Lennox Commons 
7/27: St. Clair, MI @ Palmer Park 
8/2: Lowell, MA @ Boarding House Park 
8/10: Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater 
8/17: Saskatoon, SK @ Delta Bessborough Gardens 
8/18: West Vancouver, BC @ Ambleside Park 
8/22: Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center for the Arts 
8/23: Truro, MA @ Payomet Performing Arts Center 
8/24: Plymouth, NH @ Flying Monkey Performance Center 
8/31: Portsmouth, OH @ Portsmouth River Days Festival 
9/7: Montpelier, OH @ Williams County Fair 
9/14: Rochester, NH @ Rochester Opera House 
9/15: West Springfield, MA @ Eastern States Exposition 
9/20: Newark, OH @ Midland Theatre 
9/21: Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort 
9/27: Tracy, CA @ Grand Theatre Center for the Arts 
9/28: Huntington Beach, CA @ Huntington State Beach 
9/29: Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren 
10/4: Newberry, SC @ Newberry Opera House 
10/5: Hopewell, VA @ Beacon Theatre 
10/6: Annapolis, MD @ Maryland Hall 
10/11: Warren, MI @ Andiamo Celebrity Showroom 
10/12: St Charles, IL @ Arcardia Theatre 
10/18: Stafford, TX @ Redneck Country Club* 
10/19: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live* 
10/31: Staten Island, NY @ St. George Theatre* 
11/1: Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak*
11/8: Green Bay, WI @ Meyer Theatre 
11/9: Versailles, OH @ BMI Indoor Speedway 
11/29: Akron, OH @ Tangiers 
11/30: King of Prussia, PA @ Valley Forge Casino 
12/5: Reno, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse 
12/6: Montclair, CA @ The Canyon (Montclair) 
12/7: San Luis Capistrano @ Coach House 
12/8: Jackson, CA @ Jackson Rancheria Casino 
12/27: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Clyde Theatre 
12/28: Schenectady, NY @ Rivers Casino and Resort 
1/15: San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater 
1/16: El Cajon, CA @ Sycuan Casino
2/7: Riverhead, NY @Suffolk Theater 
2/8: Lancaster, PA @ American Music Theatre
3/6: Kansas City, MO @ Ameristar Casino 
3/7: Florence, IN @ Belterra Casino 
*With UFO

More Info On BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Visit:
www.blueoystercult.com
www.facebook.com/blueoystercult/

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IQ proudly present their upcoming new album: RESISTANCE

Like the last album, The Road of Bones, there will be two discs: one with the official album and one with even more cracking new songs, two of them of + 20 mins length.

“This has been an interesting album to work on – years of talking about it and putting down all the different ideas in demo form, and then a frantic period of trying to finish it for the scheduled release date.

It would have been quite easy to put out ‘The Road of Bones Part 2’ but it felt a bit different this time and we just let the music dictate to us the kind of album it should be.

Again we had so much stuff kicking around when we were putting the running order together that we decided to do a second disc with the tunes that didn’t quite gel with the atmosphere of disc one. We did this before with The Road Of Bones and it proved to be really popular. We’re now coming round to thinking that the material on disc two is so strong that we should maybe make it an official double album. I have to say its quite liberating writing for an extended-release – the extra time allows you to give the music room to breathe and evolve which feels more organic, at least in my head it does. As a result, there are two 20 minute tracks on the second disc”.
Michael Holmes

DISC ONE

A Missile
Stay Down
Rise
Shallow Bay
If Anything
For Another Lifetime

DISC TWO

The Great Spirit Way
Fire And Security
Perfect Space
Fallout

Resistance, The brand new album from IQ will be released on September 7th 2019

Pre-orders will start soon. Further details nearer the time on Facebook and at http://www.iq-hq.co.uk

The release gig will take place on 7th September at Islington Assembly Hall, London. See the band on tour throughout the year with new shows to be added in 2020

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