Todd Kerns performed a release party in Las Vegas at Vamp’d on June 2nd, and was joined by fellow Conspirators Frank Sidoris and Brent Fitz. They did a full set of songs from Todd’s career and even threw in “Not For Me” from Apocalyptic Love, this is from soundcheck at that release party.
Here is an audience video of the song.
The Conspirators – “Not For Me” Acoustic
Todd Kerns has been out doing a little press for his new CD, Borrowing Trouble, and here is a clip of him performing “The Devil In Me” live on the air at The Fox. You can hear the studio recording here on the Noize Faktory, and you can pick up the CD Borrowing Trouble, along with the EP Near Life Experience at Pledge Music!
Go get it! What are you waiting for?
Todd Kerns – “The Devil In Me” Live On The Fox
The Scorpions have officially called it a career, retiring at the end of their last tour. The band formed in 1965, and rose to popularity in the 70’s around Europe and Asia, and then exploded in the US during the early 80’s. Michael Schenker left the band very early on, after their debut CD to join UFO, returning to record along side his brother Rudolph on the album Lovedrive. This is one of the tracks that he played on in the studio, and this is a cool clip of the band at the Wacken Festival in Germany in 2006 with Michael sitting in.
Scorpions w/ Michael Schenker “Another Piece Of Meat”
I would think that most of the you guys might now know who Nazareth is, but if you know the songs “Love Hurts” and “Hair Of The Dog” then you definitely have heard Nazareth before. “Love Hurts” has been in countless movies, and FM radio definitely is not afraid to play it. Nazareth has much more depth than just the two US radio hits. This one is one of my favorite tracks from them, simple and crushing. This is a great live rendition of the song.
Nazareth – “Expect No Mercy” Live
Hands down one of the greatest Aerosmith albums is their classic Toys In The Attic. I love every song on this album, so there is nothing critical to say. This is the album that gave us “Sweet Emotion”, “Walk This Way”, and “Toys In The Attic”. Among the other great songs on this album is the track “Adam’s Apple”. Here is a live clip of the band from Texas Jam ’78 performing the song, a glimpse of Aerosmith at their explosive prime.
Aerosmith – “Adam’s Apple” Live Texas Jam 1978
So I am a couple of days behind on my regular posts, so I am going to get you caught up with some great clips of songs that are featured in this weeks Noize Faktory episode, “When The Devil Comes A Callin'”. The first clip that we start with is the song that opens the show this week, AC/DC’s “Black Ice” the title track from their big comeback CD from a few years ago.
Black Ice was a great return for one of the world’s most popular bands. Whether you are an AC/DC fan or not their impact on music is undeniable.
“Black Ice” – AC/DC Live
Here is a clip from the Tampa, Florida based band Savatage for the song “Edge Of Thorns”. Savatage is often credited as a heavy influence on the Death Metal scene in Florida, their early recordings were thrashy and very dark lyrically. In 1987 Paul O’neil signed on as their producer, and took the band in a new direction. All their metal elements intact, he make them into what I have always referred to a Heavy Metal Queen type band, blending elements of classical into their heavy rock. They later became what is now the Transiberian Orchestra. As a matter of fact, the Transiberian Orchestra’s first hit “Christmas Eve” was actually on the Savatage CD Dead Winter Dead first.
This was the first track that I ever heard from the band, and this was the last CD that founding guitarist Criss Oliva would be on. He was killed by a drunk driver in 1993, and recently he has been getting the credit that he deserved as a guitarist. His solos are some of the most fluid and musical pieces of music that you will find in the rock world. I miss this band.
Savatage – “Edge Of Thorns” Official Video
I have been a long time fan of Deep Purple, I have enjoyed music from just about every Mark lineup that they have had. I do admit though that I haven’t been a huge fan of the last few CD’s, I think the addition of Don Airey in light of Jon Lord’s retirement was a logical choice, but I felt that the songs suffered without Jon’s guidance after listening to the records he was absent from. That’s not to say that there weren’t some true highlights on those releases, but overall the albums were not as strong in my opinion.
I feel that Now What?!, the new CD from Deep Purple is a great return to form for the band responsible for some many classic albums. Bob Ezrin’s involvement has produced a sonically brilliant album, and I think that Bob’s musical approach helped with the crafting of songs. Purple was always a song band, although they claim that they were not on the interview DVD that comes along with the new album.
Denial or not, they have too many great songs in their catalog for them to not be a “song” band. If you are a Purple fan, or if you like what you do know from the band, I think that Now What?! is CD worth your time, and money.
Here is the video, YES!! Deep Purple made a video, for the song “Vincent Price” off of Now What?!. Check it out.
Deep Purple – “Vincent Price” Official Video
Well if you have listened to a few of the shows at this point, you have heard me talk about Daniel Davies and his band Year Long Disaster. This week you can hear the track “Leda Atomica” from YLD, and they had a great video for the tune too. Its fully animated, and pretty out there, and the song will kick your ass!
Year Long Disaster – “Year Long Disaster” Official Video
Hour 2 starts off with a tip of the hat to the late Alvin Lee. He was one of those underrated guitarists that deserves so much more notoriety. Here is a great little interview clip of Alvin, and then a cool look at some studio footage of the band doing their classic “I’d Love To Change The World”.
Ten Years After – “I’d Love To Change The World”