HOT LADIES VIDEO TRIPLE SHOT: LITA FORD, DORO, NIGHTWISH.
A behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot with photographer Christopher Ameruoso and ’80s hard rock queen Lita Ford can be seen below. The video was shot by Daniela Ameruoso and edited by Christopher Ameruoso and it features the song “Branded” from Ford‘s new CD, “Living Like A Runaway”, out now on SPV/Steamhammer.
Lita recently filmed a video for the song “Mother“ in Joshua Tree, California. Directing the clip was Ford‘s former THE RUNAWAYSbandmate Victory Tischler-Blue, whose film “Edgeplay” was based on her tenure in the 1970s all-girl teenage rock act.
“Mother” is dedicated to Lita‘s estranged sons, Rocco and James(father is former NITRO singer Jim Gillette). “I wrote this song for [my sons],” Lita recently told the Deciblog. “I wrote this song to tell them how much I love them and to tell them that I didn’t mean for this to happen [for Lita to be forced to live apart from her kids following her divorce from Gillette. — Ed.] and that it’s not my fault. I didn’t do this to them, although they think I did. I miss them, I love them. They’re my life.”
“It was hard to write,” she told Examiner.com. “It was hard to record. It’s hard to listen to. I find myself skipping over it sometimes, depending on how much makeup I have on that day. If I’m all made up, I’m like, ‘Oh, can’t cry right now!’ I’ve done interviews where big, grown men tell me they’ve come away from it in tears. That’s huge. That’s what I wanted — for people to feel my pain. But it is a great song.”
“Living Like A Runaway” was released on June 19 in North America. The effort was made available in four configurations: a double LP, limited-edition CD, standard CD and digital download. The artwork for the album was created by famed rock photographer Mark Weiss.
A two-minute video report from Swiss TV channel Telebasel featuring performance and interview footage of German metal queen Doro Peschtaken on November 27 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland can be seen below.
Doro‘s new album, “Raise Your Fist”, sold 585 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 65 on theTop New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
In a recent interview with Lords Of Metal, Doro stated about the the switch from her previous label home (AFM Records) to Nuclear Blast, “The record deal with AFM was up and I decided to check if some other options were available. My current guitar player, Bas Maas, who was inAFTER FOREVER, told me that he had good experiences with Nuclear Blast and that it was a great label to be on. Furthermore, there were several people that I’ve worked with in the past that moved from AFM toNuclear Blast, like Sandra Eichner and Markus Wosgien, and they also told me that it would be a good label for me. Of course, Nuclear Blast is bigger than AFM and has worldwide distribution, which is also very important for us, as we play shows across the globe. I’m still very goodfriends with the people from AFM and I was also very much involved in the release of the compilation album ‘Under My Skin’ that was released by them a couple of weeks ago, as I wrote liner notes for all the songs that are on that album.”
Regarding the departure of guitarist Joe Taylor and addition of Bas Maas,Doro said, “I don’t think that it made a very big difference on the songwriting process, but Bas is a person that’s full of life and veryenergetic. You can hear that on ‘Revenge’, which is a song that he wrote the riff for, which is a very high-energy and fast type of song. Furthermore, he’s great as a live guitarist as well, as he really knows how to rock on stage and that’s very important for a show. I’m still very good friends with Joe, who’s been in the band for about sixteen years, and he joined us on stage during the show we did last October in New York. But the non-stop touring that we do is a hard lifestyle and he really wanted to take some time off from that.”
On the topic of her expectations for “Raise Your Fist”, Doro said, “I will be very happy when the fans say they love the record; that’s the most important for me. I really don’t keep up with numbers, which are, in my opinion, great to talk about afterwards. It’s nice if we will be able to make the charts again, but to me, those kind of things don’t really matter. Much more important is that the fans dig the songs in a live situation and, since we already played ‘Raise Your Fist’ several times live, the first signs are very positive.”
NIGHTWISH‘s long-awaited “Imaginaerum” film — based on theband’s album of the same name — will be released theatrically in Finland on November 23.
The movie had its premiere on November 10 at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, where the audience was treated to both a full-scale NIGHTWISH concert and the first-ever public screening of the movie.
The “Imaginaerum” screening at Hartwall Arena waspreceded by a show by the musicians in NIGHTWISH themselves in what was their last concert in Finland this year.
Professionaly filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH performing the song“I Want My Tears Back” at the Hartwall Arena can be seen below.
The official soundtrack of the movie, “Imaginaerum By Nightwish: The Score”, was released on the day before the premiere — Friday, November 9. The album features 13 grandiose, unreleased re-interpretations of“Imaginaerum” tracks by Petri Alanko.
Eagerly anticipated around the world, “Imaginaerum” creates a musical fantasy world in the vein of David Lynch, Neil Gaiman, and Cirque du Soleil. The movie is an innovative mixture of story-telling and music, an extraordinary tale of the power of imagination… and what’s ultimately important in life.
Shot and post-produced in Canada, the movie was directed by Stobe Harju and produced by Solar Films, and features appearances by all NIGHTWISH members. The screenplay is based on a wild vision thatTuomas Holopainen, the mastermind of the band, devised after the album “Dark Passion Play” came out in 2007.
Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH on October 1 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington.
Jansen is handling lead-vocal duties on all of NIGHTWISH‘s currently scheduled tour dates after the group parted ways with Anette Olzon at the end of September.