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Legacy Recordings Releasing Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, A 15 CD Library Box Set, On Tuesday, April 22

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, news, rock albums, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Most Comprehensive Collection Ever from World’s Top Rock Instrumental Guitarist Includes 14 Studio Albums plus New “Added Creations and Bonus Tracks” Compilation

Satriani Inks New Multi-Album Deal with Legacy for Future Recordings

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February 6, 2014 – New York, NY – Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, a 15 CD library box housing the rock guitar virtuoso’s most comprehensive anthology ever, on Tuesday, April 22 (http://smarturl.it/sat_complete_amzn).

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings will also be available as a collectible limited edition USB drive exclusively on satriani.com.

One of the most influential and respected instrumental rock guitarists to emerge in the past three decades, Joe Satriani is that rare “musician’s musician” who’s crossed over into the mainstream with music sublime and complex, appealing to a wide variety of tastes.

A true master of the six-string, Satriani worked as a guitar teacher in his early career, with a number of his students—among them Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Larry LaLonde, David Bryson (Counting Crows), Charlie Hunter and more—achieving their own considerable successes.

While in considerable demand as a sideman throughout his career—he’s toured with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple and many others—Satriani has pursued his own musical vision over the years through a series of instrumental rock albums (many of them Grammy nominated) which chronicle his evolution as an artist and his eloquence as a guitarist.

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All 14 of Joe Satriani’s landmark studio albums, from Not of This Earth (his 1986 debut) through  Unstoppable Momentum (2013’s masterpiece), are included in the new collection alongside “Added Creations and Bonus Tracks,” a newly-curated anthology disc of rare compositions and performances falling outside the purview of Satriani’s official album canon, and Surfing with the Alien, 1987’s platinum-selling breakout.

“When the good people at Legacy approached me with the idea of a comprehensive box set featuring my studio recordings in their entirety, plus bonus tracks, all re-mastered, I answered with a resounding, ‘YES!,'” said Joe Satriani.  “The only person who could pull this all together logistically and sonically was mastering engineer John Cuniberti. John and I have recorded quite a bit of music together going way back to the early ’80’s. I’ve made more records with John engineering and co-producing than anyone else, so, who better to help me put this box set together the right way? His attention to detail has made this project exciting, illuminating and ultimately awesome sounding. “

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings presents brand-new digital masters, overseen by Joe Satriani, with each CD packaged in a replica cardboard jacket.  The library collection is housed in a specially designed clamshell box with a booklet filled with photos and memorabilia from across the decades.

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings is the ideal audio accompaniment to “Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir,” Satriani’s autobiography (benbellabooks.com), also coming in April.

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A tireless performer who draws strength and inspiration from live shows, Satriani is consistently one of the world’s top concert draws.  He is a core member of the rock supergroup Chickenfoot (with Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith) as well as founder of the highly successful G3 tours, each teaming Satriani with a pair of top-flight guitarists with shows often featuring special guest artists and other musical surprises.  A nearly annual event, G3 launched in 1996 with Steve Vai and Eric Johnson and has showcased a wide variety of axemen over the years including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robert Fripp, John Petrucci, Steve Morse, Neal Schon, Brian May, Billy Gibbons, Steve Lukather and many others.  Most recently, the G3 tour played South America in 2012.

Over his career, Joe Satriani has earned 15 Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy nominations alongside Platinum (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream) and Gold (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream, The Extremist, Time Machine) certifications for his solo recordings.  He also racked up Gold and Platinum certifications for the DVD Live in San Francisco and 2  G3 DVDs  G3 Live and  Live in Denver.

Satriani is extending his decades-long relationship with Sony Music, signing a new multi-album deal with Legacy for future recordings.

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Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings Includes:

1986  Not of This Earth

1987  Surfing with the Alien

1989  Flying in a Blue Dream

1992  The Extremist

1993  Time Machine

1995  Joe Satriani

1998  Crystal Planet

2000  Engines of Creation

2002  Strange Beautiful Music

2004  Is There Love in Space?

2006  Super Colossal

2008  Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock

2010  Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards

2013  Unstoppable Momentum

2014 Additional Creations and Bonus Tracks

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Source: MAD Ink PR

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LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

Stone.

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SAMMY HAGAR & FRIENDS – Releasing On September 24th, In North America, Via Frontiers Records

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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On the eve of his fourth decade in Rock & Roll, Grammy Award®-winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar has teamed with a seminal array of his legendary rock and country artist friends and bandmates, past and present, for his first-ever rock collaborations album, Sammy Hagar and Friends.

The release will see Hagar joining forces with award-winning artists including Kid Rock, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Toby Keith, Taj Mahal, Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn), Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, Chickenfoot), Neal Schon (Journey), Chad Smith & Joe Satriani (Chickenfoot), Bill Church & Denny Carmassi (Montrose), The Wabos and more on an epic collection of 10 new songs and unexpected covers. “Sammy Hagar and Friends” is produced by Hagar and Grammy winning engineer/producer, John Cuniberti.

From new original songs including “Not Going Down” (a song specifically written for Hagar by Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons), “Knockdown Dragout,” “Bad On Fords and Chevrolets,” “All We Need Is An Island,” and “Father Sun,” to reimagined covers of classics including Bob Seger’s, “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” and Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus,” – Hagar has masterfully assembled an album that delves into rock, country, pop and blues.

In addition to the 10-track standard edition album, fans will also have an opportunity to purchase a Deluxe edition of “Sammy Hagar and Friends,” packaged in a high-gloss Digipak. The Deluxe CD/DVD package includes an exclusive bonus audio track, “Space Station #5,” recorded live at the Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert held on April 29, 2012 in San Francisco, as well as the “Making of” album documentary which includes bonus video of the first single “Knockdown Dragout,” and more.

Tracklisting: Winding Down; Not Going Down; Personal Jesus; Father Sun; Knockdown Dragout; Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man; Bad On Fords An Chevrolets; Margaritaville; All We Need Is An Island; Going Down (Live In Studio-Take 1); Space Station #5 (Live From Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert) (Bonus Track – Deluxe Edition only)

DVD: Knockdown Dragout (videoclip) – “Making of the Album” documentary

Euro Release date: 27.09.2013

USA Release date: 24.09.2013

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(Source: Frontiers Records)

* For More Info On SAMMY HAGAR:

Facebook: Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker)

http://www.redrocker.com/

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FRONTIERS RECORDS:

http://www.frontiers.it

http://www.frontiers.it/usstore

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LONG LIVE SAMMY HAGAR.

Stone.

BLACK STAR RIDERS – All Info For: 2013 November/December UK + Ireland Tour

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Facebook of BLACK STAR RIDERS:

BLACK STAR RIDERS will be embarking on a full-scale UK and Ireland tour this November/December with Special Guests The Dead Daisies www.thedeaddaisies.com and support from Western Sand http://www.westernsand.co.uk/ on all dates except Nov 29th.

THE DEAD DAISIES formed around the nucleus of Australians Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink), the powerful musical collective is completed by a lineup that speaks volumes. They include Charley Drayton (The X-pensive Winos/The Cult), Richard Fortus (Guns ‘N’ Roses/Thin Lizzy), Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones) and Dizzy Reed (Guns ‘N’ Roses).

Marco Mendoza: “We came across The Dead Daises when we were touring Australia and what a great band they are. I was lucky enough to play with them on their Aus tour with Aerosmith and again on the Uproar Tour in the US. It’s a pleasure to have them out with us in the UK!”

Ricky Warwick: “We are all looking forward to having The Dead Daisies out with us. It’s also going to be great to be on the road with Richard Fortus again.”

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WESTERN SAND are a four-piece southern hard rock revival band from Bournemouth, UK.

BLACK STAR RIDERS featuring THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper / Megadeth), will be touring in support of All Hell Breaks Loose which was released in the UK via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on the 27th May 2013.

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Confirmed headline and festival appearances for BLACK STAR RIDERS in 2013 include the below.

Friday 22nd Nov O2 Academy, Bournemouth

Saturday 23rd Nov O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Monday 25th Nov O2 Academy, Bristol

Tuesday 26th Nov Junction, Cambridge

Wednesday 27th Nov UEA, Norwich

Friday 29th Nov Hard Rock Hell 6, Wales – FESTIVAL CO-HEADLINE

Saturday 30th Nov Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

Sunday 1st Dec Solus/University, Cardiff

Monday 2nd Dec O2 Academy, Oxford

Tuesday 3rd Dec O2 Academy, Liverpool

Thursday 5th Dec Ironworks,Inverness

Friday 6th Dec Picturehouse, Edinburgh

Saturday 7th Dec O2 Academy, Newcastle

Sunday 8th Dec O2 Academy, Leeds

Tuesday 10th Dec The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Thursday 12th Dec Rock City, Nottingham

Friday 13th Dec Ritz, Manchester

Saturday 14th Dec Academy, Dublin, EIRE

Sunday 15th Dec Limelight, Belfast

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BLACK STAR RIDERS

Tickets for headline shows are priced 22.50GBP / 25.00 GBP London (subject to booking fees) – Dublin is E25. Tickets are available on general sale through all normal outlets.

VIP Packages available for all shows – including meet and greet and special acoustic performance –via the VIP package link at: http://www.blackstarriders.com/

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BLACK STAR RIDERS are pleased to announce that Swedish rockers THE GLORIA STORY will open up on the following dates on the upcoming BSR European Tour:

Wed/Nov-06 Aarhus, Denmark – Train

Thu/Nov-07 Malmoe, Sweden – KB

Fri/Nov-08 Gotenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers

Sun/Nov-10 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Medis

Mon/Nov-11 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller

Tue/Nov-12 Bergen, Norway – Ricks Theater

Wed/Nov-13 Stavanger, Norway – Folken

Sun/Nov-17 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio

Mon/Nov-18 Kolding, Denmark – Godset

An additional Special Guest Act will be announced shortly on these shows also.

The Gloria Story’s official website is: www.thegloriastory.com

The Gloria Story is a mashup of punk rock attitude with 70’s hard rock energy – always with a dark twist and a catchy analogue sound. Their debut album “Shades of White” instantly hit the #1 spot on Swedish rock charts upon its release in 2011. The band has also been awarded with a platinum disc for their hit single “OH NO (2010)”. On their latest effort “Born to Lose (2013)” you will find a dirtier, more bass driven and heavier sounding The Gloria Story. No ballads, no fillers, no AOR. Just catchy punk rock melodies over chewy riffing. The concept of mixing party oriented, lo-tech rock and roll with pure entertainment has made The Gloria Story into one of the most promising Swedish touringmachines in recent years. It’s all about reinventing the sounds of the 70’s, and stopping at nothing to give their audience a great show.

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* For More Info On BLACK STAR RIDERS:

Facebook: Black Star Riders

http://www.blackstarriders.com

http://www.twitter.com/BlackStarRiders

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LONG LIVE BLACK STAR RIDERS.

Stone.

ANTHRAX “ANTHEMS” – A MUST Own! Legendary ANTHRAX Covers The Classics!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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ANTHRAX – Any red-blooded Metalhead knows that the (unreal) legendary ANTHRAX likes to have some extra fun with their Metal; and this goes back to those golden years of the 80’s. With Anthems, ANTHRAX definitely exhibits their appetite for Classic Rock with contagious and Heavy Rockin’ fun once again! With 6 cover songs, along with their original studio version of Crawl and a Crawl Remix, ANTHRAX have delivered a doozie of an EP to their fans (like myself).

ANTHRAX doesn’t cover these Rock classics with a Thrash Metal attack, as I had expected they would; instead ANTHRAX stays quite true to the original’s structures and gives these songs a much more harder, heavier and energetic push. Joey Balladonna just has an incredible knack for sounding like he should have been a huge Classic Rock star back in the glorious ’70’s. Joey Belladonna sounds grand on every song, from top-to-bottom.

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Above: Digipak Cover Art

The entire band grabs ahold of Anthem, TNT, Smokin’, Keep On Runnin’, Big Eyes and Jailbreak as if they truly thought this entire project over for years. There’s never a point where I wince or question as to why ANTHRAX have chosen to play these classics in such a classic way. Crawl (from 2011’s Worship Music) fits right into the mix of these Classic Rock gems. I guess  I never listened upon Crawl as being such a genuine Classic Rock song, up until now. The Crawl Remix is given much higher vibes, courtesy of the orchestration from Michael Lord.

ANTHRAX have proven to my ears their sincere appreciation for the Classic Rock era with Anthems. If you’re as loyal to the classics and ANTHRAX as I am, then this EP is an absolute, 100% must! ANTHRAX is a band that should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame… NOW! Metal be thy name.

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ANTHEMS – Track Listing & Info:

Anthem (Rush)

TNT (AC/DC)

Smokin’ (Boston)

Keep On Runnin’ (Journey)

Big Eyes (Cheap Trick)

Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy)

Crawl

Crawl Remix

Special guest keyboard performance on Smokin’ by Fred Mandel.

Special guest guitar solo on Jailbreak by Phil Campbell.

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Scott Ian – guitars

Charlie Benante – drums and guitars

Joey Belladonna – vocals

Frank Bello – bass

Rob Caggiano – lead guitar

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* ANTHRAX Anthems was released on March 19th, 2013, in North America, via Megaforce Records.

Artwork: Steven Thompson

Art Direction and Concept: Charlie

Graphic Design: Douglas Heusser

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* For More Info On ANTHRAX:

Facebook: Anthrax

http://anthrax.com

http://anthraxarmy.com

http://twitter.com/anthrax

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LONG LIVE ANTHRAX.

LONG LIVE CLASSIC ROCK.

Stone.

LITA FORD – Forthcoming LIVE Album “The Bitch Is Back… Live” News!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As announced by Steamhammer:

The Bitch is Back…..Live!

New live album coming in October…stay tuned for more infos!

And… as stated by Lita Ford, recently on her Facebook page: 

“The new LITA FORD LIVE Is high energy! I rocked the mastered copy on my new Dr. Dre’s while stuck in Friday afternoon rush hour! Due out in the world the week of September 22nd through the 28th! It’s called THE BITCH IS BACK …..LIVE! Look for it.”

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* For More Info On LITA FORD:

http://litafordonline.com/

Facebook: Lita Ford

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STEAMHAMMER:

http://www.spv.de

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LONG LIVE LITA FORD.

Stone.

TOMMY BOLIN – Unreleased Rare Recordings Of Guitar Legend To Be Released On New Compilation ‘Whirlwind’

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock news, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Los Angeles, CA – A spectacular collection of rare and unreleased recordings from famed guitarist of Deep Purple, James Gang and the Billy Cobham band, Tommy Bolin will be released on August 13th by Purple Pyramid Records. ‘Whirlwind’, produced by Greg Hampton and Johnnie Bolin, features rare material from Bolin’s jazz-rock band Energy, an epic 26-minute version of “Marching Powder” (here called “Marching Bag”) from his first solo album ‘Teaser’, as well as songs Tommy was preparing for his third solo album before his untimely death in 1976.

Tommy Bolin ‘Whirlwind’ will be released in both a beautiful 8-panel, 2-CD digipak and a 2-LP gatefold vinyl set. For the ultimate collector, Purple Pyramid Records will be releasing a special limited (1000 only) deluxe box edition of this exciting collection, which includes the 2-CD digipak plus 4 color postcards, a Tommy Bolin signature guitar pick, collectable patch and pin!

Says producer Greg Hampton: “Tommy’s music was way ahead of its time. He’s one of the truly greatest guitarists to ever live, and he left an incredible legacy that will continue to influence and inspire musicians forever. The tracks on ‘Whirlwind’ are remarkable because they give you a glimpse into the amazing diversity Tommy was capable of.”

Check out the promotional video featuring rare footage of Tommy Bolin tearing up the stage:

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To purchase Tommy Bolin ‘Whirlwind':

Deluxe edition: http://www.amazon.com/Whirlwind-Deluxe-Edition-Tommy-Bolin/dp/B00D3ZJGGS

2-CD set: http://www.amazon.com/Whirlwind-2Cd-Edition-Tommy-Bolin/dp/B00D3ZJCBW

2-LP set: http://www.amazon.com/Whirlwind-Tommy-Bolin/dp/B00D3ZJEPG

iTunes: http://georiot.co/3l2

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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MAY THE ROCK N’ ROLL OF TOMMY BOLIN LIVE ON FOREVER.

REST IN PEACE, TOMMY BOLIN.

Stone.

SAMMY HAGAR “Three Lock Box” – 1982 Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SAMMY HAGAR – The Red Rocker. Rock ‘N Roll Legend. Sammy Hagar. Back in the day, any smart dude knew enough to have a Sammy Hagar cassette or two in the car; especially Three Lock Box. Why is that Stone? Well… chicks really dug Sammy Hagar, back then, of course! Ah, those were the  days. Oops… daze. Come to think of it, these same gals today (must) seem to think Sammy Hagar is still a Rockin’ cool dude. My wife (basically) melts apart at the seams whenever Sammy is on television or his Rock ‘N Roll is cranking! I don’t mind. It’s Sammy Hagar, the dude epitomizes Rock ‘N Roll cool. Metal be thy name.

I can remember this album being released, like it was yesterday. An old high school buddy of mine bought Three Lock Box on vinyl right away. We listened to this album quite a bit too. I was a sophomore in high school back in ’82, the year of this album’s release. I eventually snagged Three Lock Box on cassette and I actually still own it! It’s in a water-proof container somewhere in my basement. My prehistoric cassette collection has survived over the decades; regardless of natural disasters and downsizing!

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Admittedly, I still get psyched-out-of-my-Metal-mind from the tracks: Three Lock Box, Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy and Remember The Heroes. All three of those songs were HUGE radio hits, back when FM meant something. Since his early days with Montrose, through his Van Hagar glory years and up to the present day, there consistently has been an it-factor that Sammy Hagar has  glowing from his Rock ‘N Roll persona, voice and guitar. Whatever that “it” is, none of us can walk into Walmart to buy it… that’s for certain!

My Best Metal Buddy, Scott Coverdale, had suggested to me a long while ago to pick Three Lock Box as Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day. When Scott came up with this idea, I felt it was a no-brainer! I just don’t know what took me so long to write about it! Nevertheless, I have written about Sammy Hagar’s Three Lock Box and it is forever secured as Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! Amen and… Whoa.

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Sammy Hagar (pictured above) today! Sammy is posing with his Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum Red Head. This cool rum of Sammy’s debuted on June 8th, 2013, at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Whoa.

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Three Lock Box – Track Listing:

Three Lock Box

Remote Love

Remember The Heroes

Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy

In The Room

Rise Of The Animal

I Wouldn’t Change A Thing

Growing Up

Never Give Up

I Don’t Need Love

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For more info on SAMMY HAGAR, click on the links below!

Facebook: Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker)

http://www.redrocker.com/

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LONG LIVE THE RED ROCKER, SAMMY HAGAR. 

Stone.

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