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Keyboard Legend Don Airey Launches His Pre-Sale Campaign on PledgeMusic For “K2 – Tales of Triumph And Tragedy” Limited Edition Box Set!

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Keyboard Legend Don Airey Launches His Pre-Sale Campaign on PledgeMusic For “K2 – Tales of Triumph And Tragedy” Limited Edition Box Set!

London – Deep Purple and rock keyboard legend Don Airey has launched a pre-sale campaign on PledgeMusic for a very special limited edition Deluxe Box Set of his solo album “K2 – Tales of Triumph & Tragedy,” to be released on Gonzo Multimedia in June 2017!

“K2” was recorded in 1988 at Sarm East Studios, London, and originally released worldwide on MCA Records. An article written by mountaineer Jim Curran about his harrowing experiences on the 1986 expedition to K2 that claimed the life of 12 climbers inspired it. The music was completed after Don met Jim at his house in Sheffield where he talked of his friends Al Rouse and Julie Tullis, who both died in a blizzard at the summit having become the first UK climbers to conquer the peak.

The album also features guest appearances by Gary Moore, Cozy Powell, Colin Bluntstone, Chris Thompson and others!

There will only be 100 of this deluxe Box Set manufactured and each will contain a signed and numbered certificate. There will also be additional signed items and exclusive merchandise as part of this pre-order campaign.

“You are going to get something that will please everyone and hopefully you’ll like the music too!” – Don Airey

Box Set Content
CD (includes 7 previously unreleased bonus tracks)
DVD
Signed and Numbered Certificate
Repro Press Pack
Repro Promo Photo
A4 Map of K2

For more information and to pre-order please visit this PledgeMusic link:
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/donairey

About PledgeMusic:
PledgeMusic is the leading global direct-to-fan platform dedicated to empowering artists, labels and brands to build communities, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. PledgeMusic was named as one of The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Music for “Helping artists and fans get what they want”. – Fast Company

Don Airey’s official website: http://www.donairey.com/

Gonzo Multimedia: http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Rick Wakeman Launches Pre-Sale Campaign on PledgeMusic For “Crimes of Passion” Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set

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Rick Wakeman Launches Pre-Sale Campaign on PledgeMusic For “Crimes of Passion” Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set

London – Keyboard legend Rick Wakeman has launched a pre-sale campaign on PledgeMusic for a very special limited edition Deluxe Box Set of his soundtrack “Crime of Passion”.

Originally released in 1984 “Crimes of Passion” was directed by Ken Russell and starred Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, John Laughlin and Annie Potts. The film explores themes of human relationships and mental illness. A mix of sex and suspense.

“Working with Ken Russell was not only a highlight in my musical life but also a great learning time for me as well….Ken truly understood film and film music like no other. He knew what he wanted, but after telling you then expected you to take his ideas to another level.

“He was always involved and came to stay with me during my writing period. He would listen and make suggestions. He would always be complimentary if you did something he really liked and if he felt something wasn’t working musically he would discuss it with you and explain what he needed for the film.

“I learned so much from Ken and to this day I feel it is a tragedy that in his later years film companies didn’t give him more opportunities to show off his talents.

“ ‘Crimes of Passion’ is a much deeper film than it has ever been given credit for. It took many years before ‘Lisztomania’ became cult and recognised for the clever film it was and I class ‘Crimes of Passion’ in a similar way…

“With every film Ken ever made the viewer and listener has to immerse themselves into every crevice of the work and may take multiple viewings before his genius is truly absorbed.” – Rick Wakeman, New York April 2017

There will only be 250 of this deluxe edition manufactured and each will contain a signed and numbered certificate. There will also be additional signed items and exclusive experiences as part of this pre-order campaign.

Box Set Content:
CD
DVD/BluRay
Signed / numbered Certificate
8 x Repro Lobby Cards A6
Repro Japanese Press Pack
A3 Repro poster
Repro Press Release

Release date 2nd June 2017

For more information and to pre-order please visit this PledgeMusic link:
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/rick-wakeman-crimes-of-passion

About PledgeMusic:
PledgeMusic is the leading global direct-to-fan platform dedicated to empowering artists, labels and brands to build communities, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. PledgeMusic was named as one of The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Music for “Helping artists and fans get what they want”. – Fast Company

Rick Wakeman’s official website: http://www.rwcc.com
(Catch Rick on tour with YES Featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman – http://www.yesfeaturingarw.com/)

Gonzo Multimedia: http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock Revised and Expanded Edition by Charles Snider to be Released April 22

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The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock Revised and Expanded Edition by Charles Snider to be Released April 22

The definitive record guide to the progressive era of rock music, Strawberry Bricks presents a standard discography of music from artists around the globe. Beginning in 1967 and continuing through 1982, a generation of musicians took rock music in directions unforeseen as they charted what would become known as progressive rock. This edition also includes exclusive interviews with a host of musicians of the era, providing proof that progressive rock was indeed the music of a generation. From art rock to krautrock, from England to Germany to Italy and all across Europe, Strawberry Bricks offers a candid reappraisal of rock’s most cerebral genre.

The book also includes exclusive interviews from the following artists, about their early life and how they began their music careers: Dave Lawson (Web, Samurai, Greenslade), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Christian Grumbkow (Hoelderlin), Derek Shulman (Gentle Giant), John Wetton (Mogul Thrash, Family, King Crimson, UK, Asia), David Jackson (Van der Graaf Generator), Pye Hastings (Caravan), Hugh Banton (Van der Graaf Generator), Gigi Venegoni (Arti e Mestieri), Hartwig Biereichel (Novalis), Ciro Perrino (Celeste), Michael Rother (Neu!, Harmonia), Joachim “Eroc” Ehrig (Grobschnitt), Rich Williams (Kansas), Steve Hillage (Khan, Gong), and Lutz “Lüül” Ulbrich (Agitation Free, Ashra).

The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock
Revised and Expanded Edition
• The definitive Progressive Rock record guide
• Reviews of 476 albums from 1967 – 1982
• 632 pages
• Exclusive interviews with 16 artists from the era
• Fully edited, proofread and fact-checked

“Navigating the topographic oceans, surviving the brain salad surgery and in general making sense of the dense, incredibly ambitious, and so often misunderstood or unfairly denigrated genre of progressive rock is a difficult task, but Charles Snider accomplishes it with the insight of the very best rock critics combined with the infectious enthusiasm of the most devoted fans.” – Jim DeRogatis, Music Critic & co-host of Sound Opinions

“Charles Snider has an encyclopedic knowledge of progressive rock, and has accrued one of the world’s most formidable record collections. No one is better equipped to write the definitive discography of this rich genre of music.” – Jonathan Schang, District 97

“Charles Snider’s Strawberry Bricks record guide is accessible, comprehensive, and indispensable. A great read and an excellent resource.” – Will Romano, author of Close to the Edge: How Yes’s Masterpiece Defined Prog Rock & Mountains Come Out of the Sky

The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock is the definitive record guide to the classic progressive era of rock music. Beginning in 1967 and continuing until 1982, the book presents the progressive rock canon, set in the presentation of a timeline. This new edition extends the timeline into the early 80’s, to offer a more natural conclusion to the progressive era, as well as offering a broader selection of albums from the era.

Secondly, beginning with a database of the birth years of musicians in the timeline, the book offers that what we now know as “progressive rock” is in fact the music of a generation. The statistics play out: the median birth year for the “progressive artist” is 1947, with a standard deviation of +/- 3 years.

Says Charles, “I’ve also conducted many interviews with artists from the era, and 16 of these appear in the book. The premise was to study their early lives, from birth through the late 60’s and very early 70’s, to find the commonalities that these men experienced. The newly written Prologue offers a historical perspective of the pretext to the progressive era, beginning post-WWII, while the Epilogue offers a current perspective on progressive rock since the early 80’s.

“I’ve also spent a good deal of time fact-checking every detail in the book, including song titles and artist names. Further, this edition has been professionally edited and peer reviewed, all to make this as exacting and rewarding a book as the music it covers. Strawberry Bricks is another narrative on the classic era of progressive rock, one with hopefully a novel and candid outlook on the genre, its albums and the men that made it one of the most interesting chapters in rock’s history.

“The cover is an image of the vinyl record grooves on Jethro Tull’s Minstrel In The Gallery album. Enjoy the music!”

About the Author:
Charles Snider has been collecting records since the early 70’s, amassing one of the most complete archives of what is known as progressive rock. “One of my earliest memories of vinyl was The Beatles’ ‘Paperback Writer’ b/w ‘Rain.’ I can remember turning the balance knob to isolate the sounds within the stereo mix, and just being fascinated with the tones of the instruments.” Snider’s self-professed passion for the music “archaeology” continued over the decades, branching out to many other genres of music. “In the early 90’s, Kevin Eden and I curated the WMO label, with the cooperation and support of Wire. The CD was a new format, and we released a lot of hard to find records, as well as unreleased archival material and two very good tribute discs.” Upon moving to Chicago in 2000, he began writing the first edition of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock. “I’ve always loved record guides. Certainly, Ira Robbin’s Trouser Press was the prototype, but growing up in the 70’s with magazines like Circus, Creem and of course Rolling Stone, I’ve always enjoyed the passion writers convey about music.” While not listening to prog rock, Snider can be found blogging about personal technology or cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Revised and Expanded Edition of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock is released on Record Store Day, April 22nd, 2017. Available direct from http://strawberrybricks.com/the-book, and from Amazon.com (including UK and EU). Published by http://www.strawberrybricks.com/ via CreateSpace.com, an Amazon company.

For more information: http://www.strawberrybricks.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Bobby Kimball, Original Singer of TOTO, Returns With New Album “We’re Not In Kansas Anymore”

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Bobby Kimball, Original Singer of TOTO, Returns With New Album “We’re Not In Kansas Anymore”

Los Angeles – Legendary Bobby Kimball, original singer of TOTO, returns with a very special new studio album “We’re Not In Kansas Anymore”. The highly anticipated new album will be released on Purple Pyramid Records on April 21, 2017.

Says Bobby, “As artists and musicians we live our lives chasing a dream … the dream of expressing ourselves through the songs we create and sing. I surrounded myself with some of the best session players and songwriters in the business, and I feel you can hear and sense that when you listen to the music. To my fans … I hope that I delivered an album that can be part of a songbook for your life, as it is for mine. God Speed.”

Kimball’s music remains unmistakable – melodious rock with polyphonic arrangements and a great sound, and his distinctive voice is simply inimitable! Reteaming with producer John Zaika, WNIKA features stellar performances by drummer Joel Taylor, keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Black Country), Mitchel Forman and more!

Says John Zaika, “I produced and co-wrote a project with Bobby Kimball in 1999, ‘All I Ever Needed.’ We’ve stayed in touch ever since. When the opportunity to write and produce a second project for this incredible singer and artist came along, I was excited to be involved. I knew it needed to have great songs, sound fresh, and stand out in today’s music world. So, as a team, we pushed hard to create a project that crosses over genres without sounding disconnected. I sought out some of the best musicians in the industry, worked with top engineers to help fulfill the experience, and we created a wonderful team with myself, Bobby Kimball and Dave Barnett here at Future Memories Music.”

Track List:
1. Too Far Behind
2. On My Feet
3. Hey It’s Me
4. One Day
5. Flatline
6. Met Her For
7. Hold On
8. Scam
9. You’ll Be With Me
10. Some They Do
11. Your Not Alone

Buy the CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/bobby-kimball-were-not-in-kansas-anymore-cd/
Buy the digital: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/were-not-in-kansas-anymore/id1219794834?app=itunes&at=1000lt9k

Also check out Kimball’s recently released collection of session work “Mysterious Sessions” featuring three TOTO megahits plus songs by Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Aerosmith, Journey including an unreleased cover of Level 42’s “Something About You!!” The album also features guest appearances by Mike Porcaro (Toto), Nektar, Billy Sherwood (Yes), Patrick Moraz (The Moody Blues), Tony Kaye (Yes), Alan White (Yes), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and others!

Buy “Mysterious Sessions” on CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/bobby-kimball-mysterious-sessions-cd/
Buy “Mysterious Sessions” on digital: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/mysterious-sessions/id1201910690?app=itunes&at=1000lt9k

Bobby Kimball’s official website:
http://www.bobbykimball.com/

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
Billy James
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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The Box Tops Celebrate 50th Anniversary as Part of Happy Together Tour 2017!

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The Box Tops Celebrate 50th Anniversary as Part of Happy Together Tour 2017!

Memphis blue eyed soul legend THE BOX TOPS celebrate their 50th anniversary and the release of their mega hit THE LETTER as a featured act on the HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2017. Considered the premier 60’s package tour, HAPPY TOGETHER will play in almost 50 US cities between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR
(Check boxtops.com for additional dates that may be added)

06/09/17 Biloxi, MS – IP Casino, Resort & Spa
06/10/17 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
06/11/17 Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
06/13/17 Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center
06/14/17 New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre New Jersey
06/15/17 Northampton, MA – Calvin Theater
06/16/17 Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre At Westbury
06/17/17 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
06/18/17 Tarrytown, NY – The Tarrytown Music Hall
06/20/17 Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Ctr.
06/21/17 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
06/22/17 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
06/23/17 Williamsport, PA – Community Arts Center
06/24/17 Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre
06/25/17 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
07/04/17 San Rafael, CA – Marin County Fairgrounds
07/06/17 Modesto, CA – Gallo Center For The Arts
07/07/17 Brooks, CA – Cache Creek Casino Resort
07/08/17 Salem, OR – Historic Elsinore Theatre
07/09/17 Snoqualmie, WA – Snoqualmie Casino
07/12/17 Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
07/13/17 Agoura Hills, CA – Canyon Club
07/14/17 Santa Ynez, CA – Chumash Casino
07/15/17 Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
07/16/17 Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre
07/19/17 San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
07/21/17 Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
07/22/17 Las Vegas, NV – Cannery Casino Hotel
08/04/17 Danbury, CT – Ives Concert Park
08/05/17 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
08/06/17 Boston, MA – The Wilbur
08/07/17 Wilmington, DE – Playhouse Theatre
08/09/17 Hamburg, NY – The Fairgrounds Event Center
08/10/17 Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion For The Perf. Arts
08/11/17 New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino
08/12/17 Manistee, MI – Little River Casino Resort
08/13/17 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
08/14/17 Indianapolis, IN – Indiana State Fairgrounds
08/16/17 Effingham, IL – Effingham Performance Center
08/17/17 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
08/18/17 Hot Springs, AR – Oaklawn Racing & Gaming
08/20/17 Mayetta, KS – Prairie Band Casino & Resort
08/22/17 Louisville, KY – Kentucky State Fairgrounds
08/23/17 Fort Wayne, IN – Foellinger Outdoor Theatre
08/24/17 Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theatre
08/25/17 Aurora, IL – Paramount Theatre
08/26/17 Mille Lacs, MN – Grand Casino Theatre

2016 was truly a remarkable year for the BOX TOPS. After a six year hiatus, original founding members BILL CUNNINGHAM AND GARY TALLEY joined up with their former manager (and musician) RICK LEVY for exploratory rehearsals in Nashville. Buoyed by keys, drums, and horn section, THE BOX TOPS took to the road in January 2016, and played concerts up and down the East Coast and the Midwest. They were the featured act at Las Vegas’ Cannery Casino Summer Kickoff Concert, which had its biggest attendance ever.

Their authentic sound, contemporary look, and raves from audiences and promoters alike brought THE BOX TOPS to the attention of the producers of the HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR. Offered a featured and co-billing spot, they accepted. As manager Levy stated, “Strategically, there is no better opportunity to be seen by so many fans, top promoters, and buyers in such a concentrated time. The HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2017 will be a fantastic opportunity for fans to sample THE BOX TOPS all across the country.”

THE BOX TOPS continue to perform select shows outside of the summer tour and field international inquiries as well. Join the BOX TOPS as they celebrate their 50th anniversary all during 2017.

Videos:
THE LETTER…live Levitt Pavilion Steel STacks. Bethlehem PA JULY 2 2016

SOUL DEEP…same live info

We Invite You To Check Out The Box Tops New Official Website: http://www.boxtops.com

Management
Rick Levy Management
PH: 904-806-0817
levy17@bellsouth.net http://www.ricklevy.com

Worldwide Exclusive Bookings:
Mitchell Karduna, Vice President, Director of Talent Reps
Talent Consultants International Ltd (TCI)
PH: 212-730-2701 X6
mitchellkarduna@tciartists.com
http://www.tciartists.com

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR,
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com


British Indie Rock Band The Loft Club is Breaking Out of the UK and Germany into the US!

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British Indie Rock Band The Loft Club is Breaking Out of the UK and Germany into the US!

Studio City, CA – Lightyear Entertainment, after initially releasing the debut EP, “Heart’s Desire” from England’s The Loft Club in October, 2016, and a Niklas Ibach remix of the title track in November, is pleased to report that the band has now exceeded 200,000 spins on Spotify, with over 70,000 monthly listeners, has been added to a number of significant playlists, and is gaining a growing number of listeners and followers in the United States.

British indie band The Loft Club are an Exeter-based quintet, consisting of Daniel Schamroth, Jamie Whyte, Kieran Chalmers, Amy O’Loughlin and Dan Wright. Purveyors of stomping, heartfelt, sixties tinged guitarpop, their sound has been compared to Buffalo Springfield, Fleetwood Mac, The Byrds, Ryan Adams and Noel Gallagher.

One British blogger, Listen With Monger, said early on “Essentially, this is the music that the Beatles would have produced if, instead of getting introspective in India, they’d gone to the Mid-West with a burnt out double decker and gone native for a few months. The remix, by producer Niklas Ibach, turns the spirit of the song on its head and…we are treated to a floaty, airy slice of Zero 7 meets Above & Beyond in chill out mode which is no bad thing. So, here we have a talented band with a great single.”

Lightyear CEO Arnie Holland said: “The Loft Club demo showed up with no introduction last summer, and by a stroke of luck, I decided to listen to it anyway. Within 30 seconds I was hooked by the melodies, harmonies, and infectious beat.”

Sky Spooner, Lightyear’s VP of A&R said “The initial plan was to let the band organically grow in its home territory of the UK. But now we’re seeing signs that their followers are spreading worldwide. We’re starting to see spins in the U.S. as well; Manhattan and Los Angeles are in the top ten worldwide markets now. ”

The Loft Club is available worldwide on the Lightyear label through Caroline/Universal Music Group.

The Loft Club – Heart’s Desire:

Music Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkE3bicMPcA ;

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/theloftclubband/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Lightyear Entertainment, a distributor of independent films and music, was founded in 1987. http://www.lightyear.com


TODD RUNDGREN SPANS GENERATIONS AND GENRES ON ‘WHITE KNIGHT’ OUT MAY 12 ON CLEOPATRA RECORDS

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TODD RUNDGREN SPANS GENERATIONS AND GENRES ON ‘WHITE KNIGHT’ OUT MAY 12 ON CLEOPATRA RECORDS

ALBUM FEATURES GUESTS ROBYN, TRENT REZNOR, DAM FUNK, DARYL HALL, DONALD FAGEN, JOE WALSH, BETTYE LAVETTE, JOE SATRIANI + MORE

Los Angeles – Todd Rundgren – the iconic songwriter, recording artist, producer and innovator – will release his newest album ‘White Knight’ on May 12 via Cleopatra Records. The 15-track collection features a dynamic range of original songs and deft studio work by Rundgren, with an incredible array of guests to match, including Dam Funk, Donald Fagen, Daryl Hall, Bettye Lavette, Robyn, Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, and others. Recently Pitchfork unveiled album track “That Could Have Been Me” featuring Robyn.

Listen here: http://bit.ly/2mLKLKk

The songs on ‘White Knight,’ all Rundgren originals or co-writes with some of the album guests, range from hip-hop flecked funk and dystopian synth rock to soaring ballads and crisp power pop. Album opener “Come” swirls with oscillating rhythms and sweeping layers of synths. More squiggling synths drive the feature with Daryl Hall, “Chance For Us,” giving way to a rich sax solo and a punchy, squelching bass line. Robyn soars on the pop anthem “That Could Have Been Me,” while Todd and Donald Fagen harmonize on the timely political jab “Tin Foil Hat.” “‘Cause the man in the tin foil hat / is sitting on the throne tonight / it kinda feels like a coup e’tat / but its gonna be great, tremendous, amazing and all that.”

“It’s easy to get used to playing to your own audience, even if you are absorbing and experimenting with new ideas. I wanted to collaborate not just for the musical possibilities, but also to play for new audiences and expose my fans to the range of artists I enjoy working with.” – Todd Rundgren

Says the New Yorker: “Over the course of his four-decade career, Rundgren has a been a prog-rock pioneer, a blue-eyed soul vocalist, an A-list producer, and above all, a restless presence, never willing to settle.” In addition to his own trailblazing catalog, Rundgren has produced critical landmarks and commercial smashes for artists ranging from New York Dolls, Patti Smith, and XTC, to Meatloaf’s ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ (with sales exceeding 43 million), Cheap Trick, and Hall And Oates. He has composed the music for a number of television series, including Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Crime Story, and been at the forefront of technology in the music industry for decades, whether hosting the first interactive television concert in 1978, offering the first commercially available music downloads, or launching the first direct artist subscription service.

Todd Rundgren will tour throughout 2017 with headlining dates kicking off in late April. Tour dates below with more to be announced shortly.

TRACK LIST – Digital/CD version:
1. Come
2. Got Your Back featuring KK Watson w/Dam Funk
3. Chance For Us featuring Daryl Hall w/Bobby Strickland
4. Fiction
5. Beginning (Of The End) featuring John Boutte
6. Tin Foil Hat featuring Donald Fagen
7. Look At Me feat. Michael Holman
8. Lets Do This with Moe Berg
9. Sleep with Joe Walsh
10. That Could Have Been Me featuring Robyn
11. Deaf Ears with Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
12. Naked & Afraid feat. Bettye LaVette
13. Buy My T
14. Wouldn’t You Like To Know feat. Rebop Rundgren
15. This Is Not A Drill featuring Joe Satriani with Prairie Prince, Kasim Sulton

Vinyl version:
1. Come
2. Got Your Back featuring KK Watson w/Dam Funk
3. Chance For Us featuring Daryl Hall w/Bobby Strickland
4. Fiction
5. Beginning (Of The End) featuring John Boutte
6. Tin Foil Hat featuring Donald Fagen
7. Lets Do This with Moe Berg
8. Sleep with Joe Walsh
9. That Could Have Been Me featuring Robyn
10. Deaf Ears with Trent Reznor
11. Buy My T
12. This Is Not A Drill featuring Joe Satriani with Prairie Prince, Kasim Sulton

TOUR DATES:
April 29 – St. Louis, MO – River City Casino and Hotel
May 2 – Burnsville, MN – Ames Center
May 3 – Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theater
May 5 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
May 8 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
May 10 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theater
May 11 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
May 13 – Kingston, NY – Ulster PAC
May 14 – East Greenwich, RI – Greenwich Odeum
May 17 – Salisbury, MA – Blue Ocean Music Hall
May 18 – Portland, ME – Aura
May 25 – Ft. Myers, FL – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
May 27 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Mahaffey Theater
June 10 – Syracuse, NY – OCC Campus 35th Syracuse Jazz Festival

PRE-ORDER LINK: https://www.amazon.com/White-Knight-Todd-Rundgren/dp/B06XGTTDXM

For more information:
http://www.todd-rundgren.com/tr-tour.html
https://www.facebook.com/toddrundgren/

Press inquiries (Europe only): Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


The Turtles/Zappa & The Mothers Legend Jim Pons Pens New Book “Hard Core Love: Sex, Football, and Rock and Roll in the Kingdom of God”

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The Turtles/Zappa & The Mothers Legend Jim Pons Pens New Book
“Hard Core Love: Sex, Football, and Rock and Roll in the Kingdom of God”

From the Sunset Strip to the White House and stadiums throughout the NFL, Jim Pons’ journey through rock and roll to filming professional football becomes a one-of-a kind spiritual autobiography. “Hard Core Love” connects the dots behind the scenes of Jim’s years with The Turtles, Frank Zappa and The New York Jets, all of which lead to his finest achievement, a long-sought peace with God.

Says Jim, “People I have worked with, played with and lived with always told me I should write a book someday and I always thought it would be entertaining to people. It was Neale Donald Walsch who convinced me. He told me it would be helpful to people.”

Jim Pons is a former bass guitarist and singer for several legendary 1960’s and 70’s rock bands, including The Leaves, The Turtles, Frank Zappa & The Mothers and Flo & Eddie.

In 1973 Pons left the music industry to become the film and video director for the New York Jets football club. He held this position until his retirement in 2000. Pons and his family moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 2005, where he did game day video for the Jacksonville Jaguars for three more years before finally leaving the NFL. He now sings and plays upright bass in a bluegrass band called Lonesome Ride.

“If you’ve been taught to believe that fame and fortune are the keys to happiness—and most of us have—Jim Pons’ remarkable story is for you. If you’ve been taught that your questions about the meaning of life should be left in the hands of religious experts—and most of us have—Jim’s personal quest to know God offers the gift of spiritual freedom. His transparency shines throughout and cannot help but assist other seekers—covertly, even those who buy the book for the football and rock n’ roll. Having known his story for several years, it has been our sincere desire that Jim share it with the world. Thankfully that time has come. We invite you to open these pages, enjoy his story and come away the better for sharing his experience.” – Lee and Steven Hager, authors of The Gospel of Thomas: Where Science Meets Spirituality

In closing Jim has this to impart, “There is more to life than fame and fortune. We haven’t learned all there is to know about God.”

To purchase:

For more information:
http://www.jimpons.com
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The Doors Guitar Legend Robby Krieger To Play Select US Dates

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The Doors Guitar Legend Robby Krieger To Play Select US Dates

The Doors guitar legend Robby Krieger will be playing select US dates beginning in April! A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (with The Doors), Krieger wrote or co-wrote many of the Doors’ songs, including the hits “Light My Fire”, “Love Me Two Times”, “Touch Me”, and “Love Her Madly”. After the Doors disbanded, Krieger continued his performing and recording career with other musicians including former Doors band mates John Densmore and Ray Manzarek. Robby is listed by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest guitarists of all time!

Tour dates:

April 7, 2017 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose
April 8, 2017 – Ojai, CA – Ojai Libbey Bowl
April 16, 2017 – New York, NY – City Winery New York
April 19, 2017 – Shirley, MA – Bull Run
April 21, 2017 – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre
April 22, 2017 – Newton, NJ – Newton Theatre
April 23, 2017 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
May 5, 2017 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
May 6, 2017 – Detroit, MI – The Filmore Detroit
May 7, 2017 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
May 27, 2017 – Simi Valley, CA – Rancho Santa Susana Community

Robert Alan Krieger, born January 8, 1946, in Los Angeles, is a musical performer and The Doors guitarist. He attended UCLA. “The first music I heard that I liked was Peter and the Wolf. I accidentally sat and broke the record (I was about seven). Then I listened to rock ‘n’ roll – I listened to the radio a lot – Fats Domino, Elvis, The Platters.

“There was lots of classical music in my house. My father liked march music. There was a piano at home. I studied trumpet at ten, but nothing came of it. Then I started playing blues on the piano? no lessons though. When I was fifteen, I started playing guitar. I used my friend’s guitar. I didn’t get my own until I was sixteen. It was a Mexican flamenco guitar. I took flamenco lessons for a few months. I switched around from folk to flamenco to blues to rock ‘n’ roll.

“Records got me into the blues. Some of the newer rock ‘n’ roll, such as the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. If it hadn’t been for Butterfield going electric, I probably wouldn’t have gone rock ‘n’ roll.

I didn’t plan on rock ‘n’ roll. I wanted to learn jazz; I got to know some people doing rock ‘n’ roll with jazz, and I thought I could make money playing music. In rock ‘n’ roll you can realize anything that you can in jazz or anything. There’s no limitation other than the beat. You have more freedom than you do in anything except jazz.

“In The Doors we have both musicians and poets, and both know of each other’s art, so we can effect a synthesis. In the case of Tim Buckley or Dylan you have one man’s ideas. Most groups today aren’t groups. In a true group all the members create the arrangements among themselves.”

For more info: http://robbykrieger.com/

Robby Krieger – In Session:
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Experimental Music Ensemble Zero Times Everything To Release New Album “Sonic Cinema” – April 21, 2017

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Experimental Music Ensemble Zero Times Everything To Release New Album “Sonic Cinema” –
April 21, 2017

NYC – Experimental music ensemble Zero Times Everything will be releasing their eagerly anticipated new album “Sonic Cinema” on April 21, 2017! Avant-garde post-industrial pre-cambrian pan-ethnic serial noise proto-punk neocortex music. It lives at the intersection of “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts” and Autechre, mixing glitchcore, ambient, and progressive rock.

Says band member Richard Sylvarnes, “In film making it is critical to create a sense of space; a world wholly imaginary that we can enter completely and without reservation. That is the first critical step in the creative process of Zero Times Everything. We strive to create worlds with sounds for a film that is either real or imagined. Hence the title: ‘Sonic Cinema’. Although largely an instrumental recording there are passages of spoken texts; either through a disembodied heroine’s chant from a 1930’s gangster film, robot voices reciting Marxist texts, a child’s recitation of ‘Twenty-first Century Schizoid Man’, to a chorus of angry protesters whose calls against war resemble a liturgical chant. The totality of these texts describe a malignant world within the throes of a breathless apocalypse. And, yet, the record ends on a celestial note – a treated, improvised guitar loop – that inspires hope and resilience within the storm.”

Zero Times Everything is:
Richard Sylvarnes – Kaoss Pads, Loops, Synths, Rhythms, Guitars, Vocals
Pietro Russino – Guitars, Loops, Violin
Tony Geballe – Guitars, Synths, Loops
(with special guest Sønje Sylvarnes, vocals on Schizoid)

Tony, Richard, and Pietro first met at Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft Seminars at Claymont Court, then formed a group to provide live music for Richard Sylvarnes’ epic film “The Last Words of Dutch Schultz”. ZXE continued playing live to Richard’s works, developing a rich vocabulary of music and exploration far beyond their original intention. “Sonic Cinema” is the result – music to accompany films: the ones made by Richard Sylvarnes and the ones playing in your head. The music of ZXE is improvised over a framework of known landmarks and ideas.

Once they made their debut with “Dutch Schultz”, ZXE was asked to play at the inaugural NY Festival of Light in 2013, and then to perform at the opening ceremony of the 2014 NYFOL. Working with Howard Ungerleider, longtime lighting designer for Rush, ZXE presented an audiovisual extravaganza with a spectacular light show under the Manhattan Bridge. ZXE has also performed at the Filmmakers Co-op Benefit with Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, Philip Glass, and JG Thirlwell. In 2015, ZXE provided the musical soundtrack for “Valkyrie Octopus” by the celebrated Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, at the MGM Grand Casino in Macau, China.

Says Richard, “ ‘Sonic Cinema’ was recorded over the past several years. Our first live performances were in art galleries, avant-garde cinemas, and performances spaces in New York City. The music grew from these performances, and in the studio.

“All the music was recorded in a small studio in a heavily industrialized, dirty, noisy section of Brooklyn. The studio sits underneath a bridge that separates Queens from Brooklyn and is presently being taken apart and rebuilt at the same time. The studio is also surrounded by metal refuse companies that day and night haul heaps of metal and junk from torn down buildings into dingy, contaminated yards. Amidst this cacophony the record was made, which certainly lent to the overall feeling of the music.

“We followed the music and listened for where it was going. This was the guiding principle to recording the CD. An idea, or the germ of an idea, would be presented to the band and from that would emerge possible directions fueled by each musician’s passion, panic, and/or response to what they were hearing. Sometimes this can be comparable to walking on a high-tension line where success and failure are both one step away. A particular example would be the piece ‘Accident,’ where all that was presented was a dark, looped techno drum beat, and a single spoken phrase of a woman calling the police. No chordal arrangements or charts were given. No fixed goals in mind. From that small idea developed a forty-five minute musical exploration that was edited into its final eleven minutes of whose mood, quality, and intensity no one could have predicted, which then was further processed and distorted in the mixing phase. We record all of our rehearsals and treat those recordings as malleable material to create worlds both serene and disquieting.”

The Band:

Richard Sylvarnes is an artist and composer. Richard’s works have been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums and published in such media as the New York Times and Rolling Stone. A long-time member of ASCAP and the Filmmakers Co-op, his films have been shown in Greece, Germany, England, Brazil, Russia, France and various countries in Asia, as well as twice being featured in the Tribeca Film Festival. Richard’s music has been released on 4 CDs with Sylvarluxe and the Underworld Oscillator Corporation on the Skrymir label.

Pietro Russino is a Sardinia-born guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer who combines rock traditions with classical finger picking, his own blend of improvised Mediterranean folk melodies, and looping. Pietro’s music has been featured on MTV and on John Shaefer’s WNYC show “New Sounds,” and on RAI Television in Italy. He was music director of Da Ugo, a music venue-restaurant-bar located on the beach of Porto Taverna, Sardinia. Pietro created the genre of “Hypnofolk,” and released a CD by that name in 2011.

Tony Geballe is a guitarist, composer, and sound designer, member of the La Compagnia de’ Colombari theater group and the progressive darkwave band Braindance. His works have been performed at the Huntington Theater in Boston, Classic Stage Company (NYC), New York Theater Workshop, the Hartford Stage and many other venues in the USA and internationally. Tony was also a member of The Trey Gunn Band, and his CD “Native of the Rain” was released by Robert Fripp’s label Discipline Global Mobile.

Zero Times Everything is currently recording its follow up release (working title: “Sound of Music”) and embarking on several shows in the New York Metropolitan area including a record release party in late April. The group continues to make films for their music and intend to work with other visual artists in a live atmosphere, especially the multi-visual group called “Optipus”. They continue to make the band’s live shows a visual as well as sonic experience.

In closing Richard has this to impart about Zero Times Everything’s forthcoming album, “ ‘Sonic Cinema’ is challenging; at times discordant, unmoored with a feral energy, and descriptive of bleak, desolate landscapes. At the very same time ‘Sonic Cinema’ is lush, expansive, and vivid; an exploration of all that is luminous in this world.”

To purchase Zero Times Everything’s “Sonic Cinema” CD:
https://zerotimeseverything.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-cinema
http://music.7dmedia.com

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