TWO ‘FER TUESDAY! NEW AIRBOURNE AND TOM KIEFER.
“Live It Up”, a brand new song from Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band’s third album,“Black Dog Barking”, which will be released on May 21 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2010’s “No Guts. No Glory.” was produced byBrian Howes, who has previously worked with HINDER, DAUGHTRY andPUDDLE OF MUDD.
Said the band: “A lot of thought and effort has gone into this record not only by the band, but by the production crew who worked countless hours, seven days a week, even through Christmas and New Year’s Eve to achieve the best possible performances, backed by real undying tones. Now we’re handing it over to you… so crank it up, crack a beer and stick some rock ‘n’ roll in your ear!”
The Full Throttle edition of a new AIRBOURNE song, “Live It Up”, will be made available for the opening of Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, the tallest, fastest looping roller coaster in the world. The track will be released to rock radio in late spring, followed by its in-park debut at Six Flags Magic Mountain with the ride opening. The Full Throttle edition of “Live It Up” will be featured throughout the newly themed five-acre section of the park where guests will experience high-energy action through fast-paced imagery, sound and lights, with additional music featuring various Roadrunner artists. The launch will be further supported nationally in all theme parks, Roadrunner and Six Flagsonline and social media channels, live events and press outreach.
“Theme music is synonymous with television, movies and even sports. It’s a natural extension to bring original music to a world-class roller coaster, like Full Throttle,” said David McKillips, Senior Vice President of Corporate Alliances, Six Flags Entertainment. “Roadrunner Recordshad the creative vision and talent to match the heart-pounding speed and adrenaline the ride experience delivers, backed with a content partnership that provides best-in-class entertainment to our guests.”
In addition to the song’s release, Six Flags and Roadrunner will be working together on programming to be featured on Six Flags digital networks, which includes the Nielsen-measured Six Flags Television Network. The content partnership will air Roadrunner videos in ride-line televisions and help drive awareness, music downloads, and sales forRoadrunner‘s breadth of rock artists.
“This is an innovative partnership that brings together two great brands and allows Roadrunner to bring music to millions of entertainment-seeking consumers in a new way,” said Michael Easterlin, General Manager ofRoadrunner Records. “Six Flags‘ ability to generate awareness through the Full Throttle attraction and its national media network provides a unique outlet for fans to instantly access our music.”
AIRBOURNE‘s infectious music has been used in more than 20 video games, countless films, trailers and more.
AIRBOURNE is Joel O’Keeffe (vocals/lead guitar), Ryan O’Keeffe(drums), David Roads (guitar) and Justin Street (bass).
“Live It Up” audio stream:
“Solid Ground”, the new solo video from Tom Keifer, best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based blues-rock bandCINDERELLA, can be seen below. The song comes off solo album, “The Way Life Goes”, which will be released on April 30 via Merovee Records(through Warner Music Group‘s Independent Label Group).
The collection of 14 new songs ranges from intimate, organic, acoustic tracks to driving hard rock. It embraces the blues, rock and country roots that have always been present in his unique sound that has generated the sale of over 15 million records worldwide for CINDERELLA. Rolling Stonepraised Keifer as “a gritty, bluesy (rocker) with enough genuine swagger to draw comparisons to Mick Jagger.”
“This record was a labor of love,” Keifer told TriCities.com. “When I started this record, CINDERELLA was in the middle of a lawsuit with Sony Records. This record is not in any way to be taken as me stepping away from CINDERELLA.”
“I took a lot of time making this record,” he continued. “I made it over 10 years. I wanted to make something I loved. My wife, Savannah (Snow), co-wrote a lot of the songs with me. It was a blessing to me.
“Each song has something to do with life. It’s just life, love, love lost, being crazy, going crazy, being lost. The record, there’s no change, really, in style. It has the peaks and valleys.
“I’ve always approached music, played music that I like. I’ve never chased trends through CINDERELLA and with this album. It reflects what’s in me.”
“The Way Life Goes” track listing:
01. Solid Ground
02. A Different Light
03. It’s Not Enough
04. Cold Day In Hell
05. Thick And Thin
06. Ask Me Yesterday
07. Fools Paradise
08. The Flower Song
09. Mood Elevator
10. Welcome To My Mind
11. You Showed Me
12. Ain’t That A Bitch
13. The Way Life Goes
“The Flower Song”, the album’s first single, was serviced to AAA radio stations nationwide on February 4, while “Solid Ground” was serviced to all rock formats on March 11.
Keifer wrote “The Flower Song” with Jim Peterik, formerly of the bandsSURVIVOR and the IDES OF MARCH.
“The Way Life Goes” is a raw, introspective look at the roller coaster ride that has been Keifer‘s life for the past 15 years. From being told that he would never sing again as a result of a partially paralyzed left vocal cord, to the emotional and personal battles that followed, his solo debut is a story of perseverance, a testament to the power of passion and will, when combined with a true love of music.
“It’s pretty scary,” Keifer said of his vocal paralysis. “I’ve had six surgeries to deal with the collateral damage. Performing… has been difficult for me because of the vocal issues I’ve had. I work several hours every day on that. That’s a difficult thing for me every day.”
Keifer will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show “Rockline” with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, May 1 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with Keifer by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). The show will be streamed on the “Rockline” web site for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.
For more information, visit RocklineRadio.com.