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Classic Rock Legend ARTHUR BROWN Teams With STOOGES Guitarist JAMES WILLIAMSON, VANILLA FUDGE Drummer CARMINE APPICE & Others On New Limited-Edition 7”, Full Length Album Coming 2022!

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Classic Rock Legend ARTHUR BROWN Teams With STOOGES Guitarist JAMES WILLIAMSON, VANILLA FUDGE Drummer CARMINE APPICE & Others On New Limited-Edition 7”, Full Length Album Coming 2022!

Los Angeles, CA – He is The God Of Hellfire, a music legend who is surely one of the most influential figures of theatrical rock, and even 5+ decades into his extraordinary career, Arthur Brown is still heating things up! Brown has just announced the release of a new 7” vinyl that contains a stunning new rendition of his signature hit “Fire,” which features a host of devilishly talented hellions including Stooges guitarist James Williamson, drum icon Carmine Appice, keyboard maestro Brian Auger, and producer Jürgen Engler. Like the man himself, “Fire” is a timeless treasure whose appeal has only increased over the years. Originally released in 1968 by the group that bore his name, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, “Fire” was a global phenomenon reaching the top spot on the singles charts in both the UK and Canada while hitting the #2 spot in the U.S. It’s considered one of the biggest crossover hits that brought psychedelic rock to mainstream audiences and launched Brown into the musical stratosphere.

Check out the new version of “Fire” featuring guests James Williamson, Carmine Appice & Brian Auger: https://orcd.co/arthur_brown_fire

Or watch a video for the track cut together from Arthur’s scenes in the 2017 horror film The Black Room: https://youtu.be/I9j3MtpaFUo

This new limited-edition 7” pressing will be available in your choice of either fiery RED or YELLOW vinyl. Most exciting of all is that this release previews a thrilling full-length album from Brown that will feature even more amazing guest stars set for release in 2022!

Brown had this to share about the coming project, “It’s a great pleasure being involved in making this high quality, imaginative piece of terror and fun.”

Order the 7” vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/arthur-brown-fire-limited-edition-colored-7-vinyl/

Track List:
SIDE A
Fire feat. James Williamson, Carmine Appice, Brian Auger & Jürgen Engler

SIDE B
Zombie Yelp feat. Mark Stein & Alan Davey

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THE STOOGES’ JAMES WILLIAMSON & RADIO BIRDMAN’S DENIZ TEK Release Second Single “Jet Pack Nightmare” From Their Forthcoming Album!

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THE STOOGES’ JAMES WILLIAMSON & RADIO BIRDMAN’S DENIZ TEK Release Second Single “Jet Pack Nightmare” From Their Forthcoming Album!

Los Angeles, CA – If the first single, “Stable,” from James Williamson & Deniz Tek’s brand new studio album, Two To One, left you wanting more – well, you aren’t alone. Fans and critics alike have been thrilled by this duo of proto-punk guitar heroes and clamoring for more music, which makes the arrival of the pair’s second single, “Jet Pack Nightmare,” as timely as ever. As the explosive lead-off track from the album, “Jet Pack Nightmare” features arguably the album’s sharpest and catchiest guitar riff, kicking off the hard charging, turbo-fueled vibe of the album with both power and panache.

Williamson shares these thoughts on the new single, “Even though the lyrics lend themselves to a multitude of interpretations, the riff and music on ‘Jet Pack Nightmare’ were clear from the day I wrote them…this is one of my favorites out of many on the album.”

Tek agrees, saying “I think of an album sequence like a live setlist. You want a knockout punch up front, hit ’em hard right out of the gate. ‘Jet Pack Nightmare’ does that, in spades.”

Stream the new single here: https://orcd.co/james_williamson_deniz_tek_jet_pack_nightmare

Two To One will be available on CD, digital and in your choice of red, blue, yellow or classic black vinyl!

Order the album: https://orcd.co/james_williamson_deniz_tek_two_to_one

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THE STOOGES’ JAMES WILLIAMSON Teams Up With RADIO BIRDMAN’S DENIZ TEK For A Razor-Sharp New Album!

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THE STOOGES’ JAMES WILLIAMSON Teams Up With RADIO BIRDMAN’S DENIZ TEK For A Razor-Sharp New Album!

Los Angeles, CA – Legendary proto-punk guitar heroes, James Williamson & Deniz Tek, have joined forces for a brand new, odds-defying studio album, Two To One, set to be released September 18 by Cleopatra Records. An inductee into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, Williamson was the guitarist and co-songwriter for one of the most iconic and influential albums of all-time, Iggy & The Stooges Raw Power, while Tek launched and occupied the same role for what became Australia’s ground zero for the punk movement with his band, the revered Radio Birdman. The album features 11 all-new original compositions highlighted by the first single “Stable” and the explosive lead-off track “Jet Pack Nightmare.”

Watch the video for “Stable”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OwkUzeJzpo

Williamson had this to say about the project; “It was really a lot of fun working with Deniz to make a no-frills, good old-fashioned guitar album. Took me back to Raw Power and Kill City days. Deniz comes from a very similar approach to music that I do, both of us have had many years of experience in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan.”

Tek adds: “Raw Power shaped my path as a young guitar player. It was great to partner up with James to make this album. Everything fell into place beyond expectations – the songs, the band, the production, and even the timing. I am very happy with it.”

Two To One will be available on CD, digital and in your choice of red, blue, yellow or classic black vinyl!

Order the album: https://orcd.co/james_williamson_deniz_tek_two_to_one

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RUNAWAYS Vocalist CHERIE CURRIE and STOOGES Guitarist JAMES WILLIAMSON Team Up For A New Version Of The Shangri-Las’ Teen Heartbreak Classic “Leader Of The Pack!”

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RUNAWAYS Vocalist CHERIE CURRIE and STOOGES Guitarist JAMES WILLIAMSON Team Up For A New Version Of The Shangri-Las’ Teen Heartbreak Classic “Leader Of The Pack!”

Los Angeles, CA – With the roar of a motorcycle, ’60 pop chanteuses The Shangri-Las introduced the world to a new tragic hero, the unforgettable bad boy heartthrob and the titular “Leader Of The Pack.” The year was 1964 and by that time “teenage tragedy songs” had become a genre unto itself with the likes of Jan & Dean’s “Dead Man’s Curve,” Ray Peterson’s “Tell Laura I Love Her” and many others. But none captured the melodrama of heartbreak as well as “Leader Of The Pack,” which would become a #1 pop hit and the defining song for The Shangri-Las. Now, two veterans of garage rock, trailblazing heartthrobs in their own right, have teamed up for a glorious new version of the tune. Famed Stooges guitarist James Williamson pours gasoline on the song’s instrumental track and lights it on fire with his raw, heavy guitar playing, while Runaways vocalist Cherie Currie, aided with backup vocals by Leslie Koch Foumberg, amps up the theatricality for maximum emotional impact.

Williamson sings the praises of this new version saying “When I first discussed playing on a remake of ‘Leader of the Pack’ I was skeptical that we could improve on it. That song is so ingrained in my psyche that I couldn’t imagine anyone other than Mary Weiss singing the vocal. But, when I heard Cherie Currie’s version combined with my guitar, I instantly knew we had done an update we could be proud of. I just love the way it came out.”

This supercharged version of “Leader Of The Pack” is currently available on all streaming and download platforms as well as on a special 7” vinyl single backed with a tune that will be imminently familiar to fans of Cherie Currie, “Cherry Bomb” – a previously released recording featuring music by The MC5’s Wayne Kramer and The Ramone’s Marky Ramone.

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Track List:
1. Cherie Currie & James Williams feat. Leslie Koch Foumberg – Leader Of The Pack
2. Cherie Currie feat. Wayne Kramer & Marky Ramone – Cherry Bomb

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