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Singer Josh Todd of Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY was interviewed by Terrie Carr for the latest edition of “Box Of Rock” on WDHA-FM 105.5 FM, the rock music station licensed to Dover and Morristown, New Jersey. You can now watch the chat below.

BUCKCHERRY has completed work on a new EP that will follow up last year’s “Confessions” album. Todd revealed the news in an interview with PopCultureMadness.com, saying, “We just made an EP that we’re gonna be releasing in the spring that we’re really excited about. I don’t wanna give it away yet, but there’s definitely a theme to this EP, and if you’re a BUCKCHERRY fan, it’s a must-have. So it’s really cool, and probably one the funnest times I’ve had writing songs.”

Todd admitted that the band continues to make records despite the fact that CD sales across the board continue to decline. He explained, “The record will go away at some point, because it’s a single-driven market now. Everybody’s going on iTunes and they just buy the songs that they like — that’s it. They don’t buy records. I mean, you see it all the time now, even in pop music — (there’ll be) a big pop single, and they’ll sell millions of singles, and then the record drops and they sell, like, 15,000 units.”

BUCKCHERRY guitarist Keith Nelson told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he wasn’t discouraged by CD sales. “I believe in the album as an artform,” he said. “I don’t think that putting two songs that are gonna be played on the radio and then a bunch of filler stuff — that’s not why we do this. But I have lost faith in the number of records sold as an indicator of success, because our audience is growing, our business is growing. Nothing has receded, except the actual number of physical records that are sold. So I don’t think that’s a true indication of our success.”

Todd said in his interview that BUCKCHERRY has to tour more than ever to make up for the lack of CD sales, revealing, “You’ve gotta be on the road if you wanna make a living at this. There’s no longer these days where you drop a single and sell millions of records and go out and tour for six months and then you can just chill and enjoy your life.”

BUCKCHERRY‘s sixth studio album, 2013’s “Confessions”, sold 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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The official video for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s surprising cover of the classic folk song “The House Of The Rising Sun” will make its online debut on Monday, March 24. The song is the next single from the Las Vegas-based band’s recently released album, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2”. The disc came out on November 19, 2013 and is the second half of a two-record set, with “Volume 1” coming out in July 2013.

A teaser for the “gasoline and rocket-fuel-soaked” “The House Of The Rising Sun” video — which was filmed in the desert — can be seen below..

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the original author of “The House Of The Rising Sun” is unknown and the song’s roots may date back to the 16th century.

The oldest known existing recording is by Appalachian artists Clarence “Tom” Ashley and Gwen Foster, who recorded it for Vocalion Records in 1934.

The most successful commercial version was recorded by the English rock group THE ANIMALS in 1964, which was a No. 1 hit in the U.K., the U.S., Sweden, Finland and Canada.

The members of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH discussed in a recently released video clip how they changed up the classic song to give it a hard-rock vibe, most notably, by switching the song’s time signature from 6/8 to 4/4.

“We had the idea to do this for a while,” explained guitarist Zoltan Bathory. “The interesting thing about this song is that [it’s] actually in a time signature of 6/8 which is a waltz… and rock music and waltz doesn’t necessarily mix right.”

He continued: “So basically the challenge was: ‘How do we make this song work? How do we take away that goofy vibe and how do we make it into a rock structure?'”

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2” sold 77,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The first half of “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart, selling 113,000 copies in its first week of release.

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Support MOTÖRHEAD by hashtagging #InductMotorheadRRHOF and let the world know why YOU think that MOTÖRHEAD should be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame! Music celebs and bands like Duff McKagan, Anthrax, Danko Jones, Dio (on behalf of his camp), and more have already joined in supporting MOTÖRHEAD on Twitter, and you should […]

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Duff McKagan (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER, LOADED) will deliver the CBGB 2013 music festival keynote at the CBGB Music & Film Festival Conference, which will be held October 8-13 at Lower Manhattan’s Landmark Sunshine Theater with performances at venues throughout New York City and Brooklyn.

As an integral part of some of the most successful rock bands in history — GUNS N’ ROSES and VELVET REVOLVERMcKagan will deliver the CBGB 2013 music festival keynote. Leading the charge of rock music since the ’80s, McKagan continues to be a potent and venerable noisemaker in the industry. A multi-faceted artist today, when McKagan isn’t shredding on the stage, he effortlessly morphs into a journalist (SeattleWeekly.com, Playboy.com, ESPN.com), an actor (“Dead Pool”, “Sliders”), or a producer (biographical documentary “It’s So Easy (And Other Lies)”). Outside of the arts, he founded Meridian Rock, a wealth management firm aimed at musicians to help educate them about their finances. His versatility and his impact are the epitome of what it means to be an artist today.

CBGB has released an interactive mobile app for iOS and Android smartphones for free download, providing real-time updates on the music showcases, film screenings, and daytime conference schedules. The app lets users set up their own “favorites” schedule for the festival, connect with other fans, and explore previews of the full offering of the CBGB Festival. The CBGB app is available for free on the Apple App store, Google Play, or via direct download.

There are a number of ways to participate in the CBGB Festival. There are a limited number of tickets available to attend the red carpet premier of “CBGB The Movie” at the Landmark Theater on Tuesday, October 8. Tickets and badges for the “CBGB The Movie” red carpet premier experience and three additional different tiers of festival access are available on the CBGB web site. The CBGB VIP Platinum Badge is available through Ticketmaster.

For more information, visit CBGB.com.

An abbreviation for “Country, BlueGrass, and Blues”, CBGB holds a very important place in rock ‘n’ roll history when it began its auspicious origin as a music club on The Bowery in New York City’s East Village. Founded by the late Hilly Kristal in 1973, CBGB became a hotbed for American punk and new music with bands like RAMONES, B-52S, TALKING HEADS, TELEVISION, BLONDIE, THE PATTI SMITH GROUP and THE DEAD BOYS.

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Razor & Tie has announced the signing of the New York-based band THE PRETTY RECKLESS. The group is currently working on its forthcoming studio album, which is due out in 2014. Universal will release the new record in Canada anda release partner for the rest of the world will be announced soon.

THE PRETTY RECKLESS recently premiered a new track called “Going To Hell”, which is now available for sale in United States and Canada at the iTunes Store.

On September 20, THE PRETTY RECKLESS kicked off a major headline tour which will extend into mid-November. The “Going To Hell” tour will hit cities in both U.S. and Canada.

Comments THE PRETTY RECKLESS lead singer Taylor Momsen: “It feels awesome to partner with a label that truly understands rock music and we are looking forward to a great run.”

After two years on the road supporting 2010’s “Light Me Up”, THE PRETTY RECKLESS has risen through rock ‘n’ roll’s ranks to become a profound, if not polarizing, presence. The quartet has sold over 250,000 albums and 1 million digital tracks as they hit the road supporting EVANESCENCE, GUNS N’ ROSES and MARILYN MANSON in addition to headline runs in both the U.S. and abroad.

THE PRETTY RECKLESS is Taylor Momsen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ben Phillips (lead guitar, backing vocals), Mark Damon (bass) and Jamie Perkins (drums). The band is managed by David Sonenberg and William Derella for DAS Communications Ltd. and booked by Jeffrey Hasson and Matt Galle at Paradigm.

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The latest promotional video for MOTÖRHEAD‘s Motörheadphönes can be seen below.

Motörheadphönes were developed by the hard-rocking, mega-successful metal band MOTÖRHEAD, who harnessed the energy of their own music and created a life-style brand of headphones that are unprecedented in sound, capability and performance. All about attitude, Motörheadphönes are targeted to the rock audience, one of the largest audiences of music listeners.

The new product features professional audio quality, tooled to reproduce rock music or any played music. Motörheadphönes give smooth warm bass, bombastic drums and clear mid-range plus distinct high-end because of the 40mm neodymium high power speakers that takes 6-10 times more power than a standard headphone.

With the knowledge of using studio headphones for decades, MOTÖRHEAD has made the mid and high frequencies so clear that you can easily separate the instruments from each other. Motörheadphönes allow anyone to enjoy the same music as professional musicians do in the studio. Just like MOTÖRHEAD, they are proof of award-winning musical opportunities.

“These new headphones are not like the weak-kneed, lily-livered, tin-pot, skinny sounding little pieces of garbage out on the market today,” said Lemmy. “We designed these headphones to deliver everything louder than anything else and with the sort of range, clarity and TRUE rock reproduction you’d expect from a band of warriors like us.”

Motörheadphönes were developed together with MOTÖRHEAD and a group of experienced sound experts and engineers led by brand manager Anders Nicklasson who has over 30 years of experience in audio development and international marketing. Distribution and marketing is handled worldwide by Krusell International AB.

For more information, visit www.motorheadphones.com.

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For once, one of these young musicians seriously kicks a-s at playing rock music in this newly discovered clip. But who is it, and where are they now?

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Renowned U.K.-based international rock festival booker and artist manager Seven Webster, owner of 7pm Management (worldwide manager of SKINDRED and booker of festivals such as Hard Rock Hell, Hammerfest and other events) has teamed up with A&R Worldwide and MUSEXPO founder and president Sat Bisla (who has worked as a rock DJ and was involved in the early support of artists such as WOLFMOTHER, RAMMSTEIN, H-BLOCKX, AIRBOURNE, THE TEMPER TRAP, MUSE and many others) to launch the first-ever Global Rock Summit (GRS) in Hollywood, California in April 2014.

The GRS is an international rock music conference aimed at bringing together all aspects of the multi-billion dollar global rock music industry in one annual, focused gathering with a view of helping to further stimulate a very buoyant but often much overlooked sector of the music industry .

With many global companies working in the rock sector regularly visiting Los Angeles to conduct commerce, the Global Rock Summit (GRS) will encourage these companies to enhance their business and creative activities around the time of the GRS, and in doing so, help draw more business opportunities to all in attendance.

The GRS will unite artists and companies from all sectors of the global rock music community including labels, publishers, digital aggregators, booking agents, festival promoters, media, merch companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, brands, PR companies, song pluggers, radio stations, the educational sector and all other aspects of the rock music community.

The GRS also will be inclusive of all areas of rock music, from classic rock and metal to screamo, AOR, alternative rock, black metal, progressive rock, doom, stoner, blues, punk, emo and hardcore. Seven Webster states, “If it’s heavy and it rocks and you want to network, trade and expand your business opportunities, then the Global Rock Summit will be the perfect community for you to connect with the world of rock!”

The conference will run April 4-5, 2014 and will take place in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where the first Oscars ceremony was held in 1928, amongst many other iconic music and entertainment events.

The Global Rock Summit will feature a cross section of expert panelists spanning a rich sector of the global rock industry. The event will discuss the future of the industry and look at solutions to further bolster and expand business opportunities. The conference will also discuss key topics with some of the most respected minds and figures within the rock sector, plus a number of keynotes with some of the industry’s most renowned and innovative figures. The evenings will feature key artist showcases from some of the best new rock acts from across the globe.

Speakers already confirmed:

* AJ Maddah – CEO & Founder, Soundwave (Australia)
* Andy Copping – Booker of Download Festival UK & Agent Live Nation
* Andy Gould – Founder, Spectacle Group (worldwide manager Rob Zombie);
* Billy Anderson – CEO, TeamRock;
* Chris Ingham – MD of Publishing/Content, TeamRock – (Publisher of Metal Hammer / Classic Rock magazines);
* Jim Morewood – Owner, EGO booking agency;
* Jordan Berliant – Partner, The Collective (worldwide manager LINKIN PARK and SLASH)
* Mandar Thakur – CEO, Times Music Group (India)
* Michael Chugg – Founder & CEO, Chugg Entertainment (Australasia)
* Mike Walsh – Deputy Program Director & Head Of Music Xfm (UK);
* Ron Burman – President, North America, Mascot Label Group;
* Steve Strange – Partner/Agent, X-Ray Touring

and many more to be announced soon.

A&R Worldwide‘s Sat Bisla stated: “After a meeting with Seven early last year, we discussed the idea of working on a rock music conference, as there seemed to be no central rock conference with a global vision. It also seemed obvious to us that its natural home had to be in Los Angeles due to its long and close association with rock music culture. After discussing this idea with influencers in the worldwide rock market, it was evident that there was an immediate need for a Global Rock Summit.”

7pm Management‘s Seven Webster added: “Sat and his team are, in my mind, the best people I know at delivering the highest quality conferences in whatever area they choose to work. So for me there is no one better I could wish to work with on delivering our first Global Rock Summit. Our aim is to help stimulate business within the rock music community in a positive and united environment. We want all in attendance to leave having forged new business relationships and enjoyed constructive dialogue with each other as well as helping define a stronger community and vision for the world of rock!”

The first Global Rock Summit takes place at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, April 4-5, 2014. Conference registration, showcase tickets and more information are now available at www.globalrocksummit.com.

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Swedish progressive rock act Benesser posted a new music video for the track “Where Silence Prevails.” The song appears on the upcoming debut LP “The Start Of Something New,” which will now be available worldwide September 25, 2013 via Doolittle Group (pushed back from July). Benesser Line-Up: Robert Olsson – Lead Vocals and bass Henric Hermansson – Guitars David Olsson – Drums Check out “Where Silence Prevails” here:

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“Rock music needs to take chances and innovate,” says Linkin Park singer in an intriguing article he wrote.

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