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Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and legendary drummer of GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER and THE CULT, Matt Sorum released his new album, “Stratosphere”, under the moniker MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY on March 11 on Rok Dok Recordings via Kobalt Label Services.

“Stratosphere” is major departure from the hard-hitting rock Sorum is best known for. His intense passion for animal and human rights, and need to give back heavily influenced the narrative and acoustic orchestration of the album.

“Over the years, I’ve been influenced by my surroundings and sometimes that hasn’t always been for the better,” says Sorum. “But after years of soul searching, I organically fell into a different state of mind.

“With many lessons learned along the way, it seemed like the perfect time to do a record in my own voice, if you will. It’s as real and exposed as anything I’ve ever offered my in my career, and I hope you enjoy it.”

Besides stepping behind the mic for lead vocals, Sorum wrote the entire album, and plays acoustic guitar and piano.

“I’ve always played acoustic, so I wanted to use that as the feel of the record,” Matt says.

“I chose the musicians I wanted by records they had played on, and diverse instruments such as mellotron, slide guitar and ethnic percussion.

“I always wanted orchestration, so this album was the canvas for that as well.”

The official “Stratosphere” trailer can be seen below.

MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY“Stratosphere” track listing:

01. Intro – Stratosphere Part 1
02. The Sea
03. What Ziggy Says
04. For the Wild Ones
05. Goodbye To You
06. Gone
07. Lady of the Stone
08. Ode to Nick Drake
09. Blue
10. Josephine
11. Land of the Pure
12. Killers N Lovers
13. The Lonely Teardrop
14. Outro – Stratosphere Part 2

Speaking to The Street, Sorum stated about his inspiration for the “Stratosphere” CD: “I’m known as a rock guy, but I’ve always loved so many diverse artists. I was a huge Joni Mitchell fan; I remember listening to a lot of her records back to back. Neil Young, Tom Petty, THE BEATLES, of course, and I was a huge Bowie fan. I was also into progressive stuff, like early GENESIS, Peter Gabriel era. You can hear that influence on the new album; there are a couple of songs that have some interesting time changes.

“I’ve always dabbled on the acoustic guitar, and I wrote a couple songs for VELVET REVOLVER. In GUNS N’ ROSES, Axl [Rose] and Slash looked to me for arrangements. I wasn’t the predominant songwriter, but I’ve always been involved in the process.

“When I put ‘Stratosphere’ together, I actually had a lot of it on cassette. I’d been writing the songs over the years, and I wanted to do an album that was just coming from me, regardless of anyone’s expectations.”

Asked if MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY will go out on tour, Sorum said: “We’re going to tour, but it isn’t going to be a typical rock show. If I’m going to front a band, I can’t see myself, at my age, jumping up and playing rock and roll the way Dave Grohl does. Dave pulls it off, running around the stage with an electric guitar. But would that feel right for me? How can I make this feel natural, a natural progression, growing into the man that I finally feel that I am, and saying what I want to say now?”

“Stratosphere” trailer:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 5:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 4:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 3:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 2:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 1:

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and legendary drummer of GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER and THE CULT, Matt Sorum will release his new album, “Stratosphere”, under the moniker MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY on March 11 on Rok Dok Recordings via Kobalt Label Services.

“Stratosphere” is major departure from the hard-hitting rock Sorum is best known for. His intense passion for animal and human rights, and need to give back heavily influenced the narrative and acoustic orchestration of the album.

“Over the years, I’ve been influenced by my surroundings and sometimes that hasn’t always been for the better,” says Sorum. “But after years of soul searching, I organically fell into a different state of mind.

“With many lessons learned along the way, it seemed like the perfect time to do a record in my own voice, if you will. It’s as real and exposed as anything I’ve ever offered my in my career, and I hope you enjoy it.”

Besides stepping behind the mic for lead vocals, Sorum wrote the entire album, and plays acoustic guitar and piano.

“I’ve always played acoustic, so I wanted to use that as the feel of the record,” Matt says.

“I chose the musicians I wanted by records they had played on, and diverse instruments such as mellotron, slide guitar and ethnic percussion.

“I always wanted orchestration, so this album was the canvas for that as well.”

Pre-order “Stratosphere” now on iTunes and get an instant download of “The Sea”.

Check out the ffth and final webisode about of the making of “Stratosphere” below.

MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY“Stratosphere” track listing:

01. Intro – Stratosphere Part 1
02. The Sea
03. What Ziggy Says
04. For the Wild Ones
05. Goodbye To You
06. Gone
07. Lady of the Stone
08. Ode to Nick Drake
09. Blue
10. Josephine
11. Land of the Pure
12. Killers N Lovers
13. The Lonely Teardrop
14. Outro – Stratosphere Part 2

Speaking to The Street, Sorum stated about his inspiration for the “Stratosphere” CD: “I’m known as a rock guy, but I’ve always loved so many diverse artists. I was a huge Joni Mitchell fan; I remember listening to a lot of her records back to back. Neil Young, Tom Petty, THE BEATLES, of course, and I was a huge Bowie fan. I was also into progressive stuff, like early GENESIS, Peter Gabriel era. You can hear that influence on the new album; there are a couple of songs that have some interesting time changes.

“I’ve always dabbled on the acoustic guitar, and I wrote a couple songs for VELVET REVOLVER. In GUNS N’ ROSES, Axl [Rose] and Slash looked to me for arrangements. I wasn’t the predominant songwriter, but I’ve always been involved in the process.

“When I put ‘Stratosphere’ together, I actually had a lot of it on cassette. I’d been writing the songs over the years, and I wanted to do an album that was just coming from me, regardless of anyone’s expectations.”

Asked if MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY will go out on tour, Sorum said: “We’re going to tour, but it isn’t going to be a typical rock show. If I’m going to front a band, I can’t see myself, at my age, jumping up and playing rock and roll the way Dave Grohl does. Dave pulls it off, running around the stage with an electric guitar. But would that feel right for me? How can I make this feel natural, a natural progression, growing into the man that I finally feel that I am, and saying what I want to say now?”

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 5:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 4:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 3:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 2:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 1:

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Tom Keifer, best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based blues-rock band CINDERELLA, kicked off his first-ever solo tour last night (Saturday, February 9) at Ziggy’s in Winson-Salem, North Carolina.

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Hot off a run on this summer’s Uproar tour, Fozzy has released a music video for the single “Sandpaper.” The video premiered exclusively on WWE.com this week, and the track has been named the theme song for the WWE’s upcoming Hell In A Cell pay-per-view event, which will be held October 28th, 2012 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta.

The lead single from Fozzy’s new release “Sin and Bones,” “Sandpaper” features guest vocals by M. Shadows. Directed by Sean McEwen, the video is inspired by horror classic Evil Dead, with M. Shadows playing the role of Fozzy’s evil puppet master. The music video for “Sandpaper” can be seen below.

The band’s upcoming tour dates are:

10/26 – Amityville, NY @ Ollie’s Point (Geoff Tate Headlining)
10/27 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
10/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
10/29 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ The Mod Club
10/30 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
11/1 – Springfield, CA @ Empire
11/2 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
11/3 – Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop
11/4 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s

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Norwegian extreme metal band Kraanium has posted a teaser for its upcoming album “Post Mortal Coital Fixation,” which you may view below after the jump. The album is due out on Comatose Music on May 22nd. Kraanium then plans to embark on the Comatour 2012 with Atrocious Abnormality and Coathanger Abortion in June, one of those dates being at the Las Vegas Death Fest IV. Check out the dates here:

06/08/12 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
06/09/12 Charleston, SC Oasis Bar and Grill
06/10/12 Chattanooga, TN Ziggy’s
06/11/12 Shreveport, LA The Tiki Bar
06/12/12 Dallas, TX The Boiler Room
06/13/12 Oklahoma City, OK The Black Hole
06/14/12 Albuquerque, NM The Launch Pad
06/15/12 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room
06/16/12 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
06/18/12 Pueblo, CO Phil’s Radiator
06/19/12 Manhattan, KS Johnny Kaws
06/20/12 Peoria, IL The Brass Rail
06/21/12 Lansing, MI Blackened Moon Concert Hall
06/22/12 Ft. Wayne, IN The Tiger Room
06/23/12 Milwaukee, WI The Blue Pig Bar

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MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil played a solo show last night (Friday, March 30) at Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Texan electronic metallers The Browning have confirmed a U.S. tour with industrial metal titans Fear Factory. The tour is scheduled to kick off on May 1st in San Antonio, Texas, and also includes Shadows Fall, The Devastated, and Legacy of Disorder.

The Browning drummer Noah “Shark” Robertson comments:

“We are extremely excited to be touring with such legendary bands in the metal scene as Fear Factory and Shadows Fall. We really look up to these bands that helped pave the way for the metal of today, and we’re definitely inspired by their ability to stick around for so long doing this, especially Fear Factory, being that they are one of the pioneers of the industrial metal genre. Also, we can’t wait to hit the road again with our good friends in The Devastated. This tour is gonna be insane!”

See The Browning on tour at the following shows:

May 01 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
May 02 – Dallas, TX – Trees
May 03 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
May 05 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater
May 06 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
May 09 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
May 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
May 11 – Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s Pub
May 12 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
May 13 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
May 16 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
May 20 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

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