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SKID ROW And UGLY KID JOE – April Australian Tour Dates 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the SKID ROW Facebook page and/or SKIDROW.com:

ATTENTION REBELS AUSTRALIAN SECTOR! 
THE UNITED WORLD REBELLION IS COMING TO OZ!

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Skid Row will be headed down under with co-headliners Ugly Kid Joe in April of 2014.

Opening the show is Melbourne based Dead City Ruins who opened the tour in Europe and the UK this year.

Tickets are now available at www.oztix.com.au

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* For more info on SKID ROW:

Facebook: SKID ROW

Website: http://skidrow.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Officialskidrow

* For more info on UGLY KID JOE:

Website: http://www.uglykidjoe.net

Facebook: Ugly Kid Joe

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LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

LONG LIVE UGLY KID JOE.

Stone.

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UGLY KID JOE “Stairway To Hell” Comeback EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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UGLY KID JOE – A long time ago, I learned many valuable Metal lessons from a wise old Metal hermit; one who lived in the remote and heavily wooded expanse within the Northwest Hills of Litchfield County, Connecticut. This scholarly Metal hermit once told me: “Stone, grand Metal things happen to those who are patient.” Whoa. That Metal advice is so F’n true, especially when it comes to my waiting for this new (album) EP release, Stairway To Hell, from Ugly Kid Joe.

Back on September 22nd, 2009, I wrote (a rather cool and lengthy) post about my wanting Ugly Kid Joe to come back: (Where Have You Gone, UGLY KID JOE? Come Back!). Well, Ugly Kid Joe did just that with their (2012) Stairway To Hell EP and it’s been reissued this past April (UKJ Records) with 3 acoustic bonus tracks, an electronic press kit and the video for the whiz-bang song: I’m Alright. Ugly Kid Joe is certainly back on the live stage as well, with their first U.S. performance happening back on June 8th at the Badger Band Festival in Madison, Wisconsin; plus prominent Summer festival dates in Europe and an October/November 2013 tour of the UK and Europe with SKID ROW has been solidly confirmed!

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This EP from California’s Ugly Kid Joe is a 100% solid reminder that they BELONG back ROCKIN’ with the best of ‘em! My favorite songs on this grand EP are I’m Alright and Another Beer; both songs lyrically hitting home at my Metal soul! Devil’s Paradise, You Make Me Sick and No One Survives are hard, heavy, memorable and melodic as hell. Just tremendous songs all, courtesy of Ugly Kid Joe. You Make Me Sick and Love Ain’t True! revisit that Funk and Groove heaviness that Ugly Kid Joe have been so famously remembered for and it’s all a severely contagious listen for me.

The 3 acoustic songs are nothing short of fabulous and the cover of (the late/legendary) Harry Chapin’s Cat’s in the Cradle is simply sensational. Ugly Kid Joe made this iconic #1 hit from Harry Chapin their own and I’m not screwing around by saying just that. Whit Crane sounds fantastic on vocals and the band kicks ass on every song. A perfect comeback EP from Ugly Kid Joe? Yes. There’s no doubt in my Metal mind that Ugly Kid Joe have re-entered the building and they’ve kicked my ass with their new songs. I deserved this Rockin’ ass whooping from Ugly Kid Joe, cause I freaking asked for it in the first place. Metal be thy name!

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Stairway To Hell - Track Listing:

Devil’s Paradise

You Make Me Sick

No One Survives

I’m Alright

Love Ain’t True! (featuring Angelo Moore & Dirty Walt of FISHBONE)

Another Beer

Cat’s in the Cradle

Would You Like To Be There

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Whit Crane - vocals

Klaus Eichstadt – guitar

Dave Fortman – guitar

Cordell Crockett – bass

Shannon Larkin – drums

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For more info on UGLY KID JOE, click on the links below! Whoa!

Facebook: Ugly Kid Joe

http://www.uglykidjoe.net

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LONG LIVE UGLY KID JOE.

WELCOME BACK, UGLY KID JOE!

Stone.

SKID ROW And UGLY KID JOE – Announce Co-Headline Tour Of Europe & UK

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SKID ROW and UGLY KID JOE announce a 29 city, 12 country co-headline tour of Europe and the UK. Dates will kick off in England on October 22nd and run through November 26th ending in Austria. With combined sales of millions of albums, each band will play a full set of the songs fans want to hear.

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Led by founding members Rachel Bolan, Snake Sabo and Scotti Hill, along with powerhouse vocalist and 14 year veteran of the band Johnny Solinger and new drummer Rob Hammersmith, SKID ROW will deliver the best from their catalogue of gold and platinum albums and anthemic singles like “Youth Gone Wild”, “Monkey Business”, “I Remember You”, “18 & Life” and many more. They will also showcase tracks from their new mini-album United World Rebellion Chapter 1 which features songs such as “Kings Of Demolition” and “ This Is Killing Me”, tracks which easily stand up along with the band’s classics.

After a run of hugely successful festival dates in Summer 2012, UGLY KID JOE’s Whit, Klaus and Cordell, along with Snot / Sevendust guitarist Sonny Mayo and Zac Morris are back for their first full European tour. In Summer 2013, they will release Stairway To Hell, their first new music since 1996. The album features six brand new songs along with three acoustic versions of songs from their past. Tracks like “Everything About You”, “Cats In The Cradle”, “Neighbor” and “Milkman’s Son” continue to receive airplay around the world, while new singles “Devil’s Paradise” and “I’m Alright” show where the band are headed. UKJ’s Whit promises “it will be RAD!”.

The tour promises a great night of rock that you can sing along to from beginning to end.

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Tues  22 Oct Southampton, ENGLAND @ Mo’Club

Wed  23 Oct Rugby, ENGLAND @ The Vault

Thurs  24 Oct Manchester, ENGLAND @ NQ Live

Fri  25 Oct Nottingham, ENGLAND @ Rock City

Sat  26 Oct Wrexhan, WALES @ Central Station

Mon  28 Oct Glasgow, SCOTLAND @ The Garage

Tues  29 Oct Belfast, N.IRELAND @ Limelight

Wed  30 Oct Dublin, IRELAND @ Button Factory

Fri  01 Nov Exeter, ENGLAND @ Lemon Grove

Sat  02 Nov Wolverhampton, ENGLAND @ Wulfrun

Sun  03 Nov Reading, ENGLAND @ Sub 89

Mon  04 Nov Brighton, ENGLAND @ Concorde 2

Tues  05 Nov London, ENGLAND @ Electric Ballroom

Thurs  07 Nov Norwich, ENGLAND @ Waterfront

Fri  08 Nov Enschede, NETHERLANDS @ Atak

Sat  09 Nov Bochum, GERMANY @ Matrix

Sun  10 Nov Cologne, GERMANY @ Essigfabrik

Mon  11 Nov Copenhagen, DENMARK @ Lions & Barrels

Wed  13 Nov Gothenberg, SWEDEN @ Sticky Fingers

Thurs  14 Nov Oslo, NORWAY @ Klubscena

Fri  15 Nov Borlange, SWEDEN @ Liljan

Sat  16 Nov Upplands Vasby, SWEDEN @ Messingen

Mon  18 Nov Manheim, GERMANY @ Alte Seilerei

Tues  19 Nov Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS @ Melkweg

Thurs  21 Nov Ludwigsburg, GERMANY @ Rockfabirk

Fri  22 Nov Saarbrucken, GERMANY @ Garage

Sat  23 Nov Vaureal, FRANCE @ Le Forum

Sun  24 Nov Lucerne, SWITZERLAND @ Schuur

Tues  26 Nov Vienna, AUSTRIA @ Szene Wien

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For more info on SKID ROW, click on links below!

http://skidrow.com

facebook: SKID ROW

http://www.twitter.com/Officialskidrow

For more info on UGLY KID JOE, click on links below!

facebook: Ugly Kid Joe

http://www.uglykidjoe.net

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LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

LONG LIVE UGLY KID JOE.

Stone.

UGLY KID JOE – To Perform At Coast West Music Fest On July 4th, 2013!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the facebook page of UGLY KID JOE:

For those UKJ Fans that are looking for MORE USA SHOWS, we have just added this NEW JULY 4th date in Michigan on our Summer Tour. Working hard to add more domestic shows soon, See You on Tour!

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What: Coast West Music Fest

When: July 4th, 2013

Where: 610 W. Western Ave.
Muskegon, MI, 49440

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UGLY KID JOE:

Whit Crane – vocals

Klaus Eichstadt – guitar

Dave Fortman – guitar

Cordell Crockett – bass

Shannon Larkin – drums

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For more info on UGLY KID JOE, click on the links below!

facebook: Ugly Kid Joe

http://www.uglykidjoe.net

facebook: Coast West Music Fest

http://www.coastwestfestival.com

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LONG LIVE UGLY KID JOE.

LONG LIVE COAST WEST MUSIC FEST.

Stone.

UGLY KID JOE – Returns With First USA Show In Over A Decade!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the facebook page of UGLY KID JOE:

FIRST UKJ USA Show In OVER A DECADE!!!!!!!!!
JUNE 8th at the Badger Band Festival,
506 E. Badger Rd, Madison, WI 53713

Concert, ticket and all info for this event, click on link below!

http://badgerbowl.com/bandfest/june-8-rock-concert/

Go to: http://UglyKidJoe.net/ or facebook: Ugly Kid Joe for a complete list of Summer 2013 UGLY KID JOE tour dates! UGLY KID JOE IS BACK! Metal be thy name!

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* Follow UGLY KID JOE on twitter:

http://twitter.com/UglyKidJoeBand

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Stone.

Where Have You Gone, UGLY KID JOE? Come Back!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 22, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

Ugly Kid Joe "America's Least Wanted" small album picBack in October of 1991, Ugly Kid Joe released their debut EP – As Ugly As They Wanna Be. 1991 was a year smack in the middle of the Grunge Music invasion… Ugly Kid Joe didn’t seem to care in the least. The mix of Hard Rock, Funk Metal and Heavy Metal had me more than interested in Ugly Kid Joe, I bought As Ugly As They Wanna Be and it served me right – back in 1991. Parodies aside, I could care less about what the titles of Ugly Kid Joe’s albums were making fun of… it was the funky heavy grooves of their songs that mattered most to me. Everything About You was a song that sounded unlike anything I was into back then, (Thrash, Death, Speed and mainstream Heavy Metal was what I was used to). When I first heard Everything About You, the first bands that came to mind that I was familiar with, in the Funk Metal genre, was Living Colour and Anthrax when they did I‘m The Man. White Zombie for certain had some Funk happening in their Metal back then too, yet this Ugly Kid Joe was not the dark side of heavy Funk either. This band was not as flamboyant as Faith No More, there seemed to be more of a street level accessibility to Ugly Kid Joe back in 1991-92.

Ugly Kid Joe made the funk in their heavy come out and smack me offside the head. Metal Music be my saving grace, I became hooked by Ugly Kid Joe, both by their music and persona. 1991 and 1992 were turning points with Metal Music, so many great Metal Bands were still around and largely ignored by the mainstream media… Ugly Kid Joe busted onto the scene and was very hard to ignore, in my Metal opinion.

Ugly Kid Joe - group photo promoObviously the freshness of Ugly Kid Joe caught on with MTV and FM radio, it had to. Ugly As They Wanna Be and America’s Least Wanted (from 1992), both sold over 2 million copies each, this Ugly Kid Joe sound really caught on, an undisputed Metal fact indeed. Ugly Kid Joe was not just about putting the funk into Heavy Metal, no sir. Their cover version of the legendary Black Sabbath’s classic Sweet Leaf exemplified their fondness for the heavier side, all the while paying tribute to their Heavy Metal influences. Ugly Kid Joe was not the refined and glamorous Hair Metal Band nor were they an extremely pissed off Extreme Metal Band. This was a band that was not even in the middle for they were so unique.

What Ugly Kid Joe brought to the masses was a mixture of Heavy Metal genres, almost as if they grabbed ahold of the very best of what these genres possessed and intertwined them all into their very own sound. To the best of my Metal memory, Ugly Kid Joe was not a copy cat band and no other Heavy Metal Band followed after, that sounded like Ugly Kid Joe either. (Maybe there was, I just never heard of them and they never lasted very long).

In 1992, I bought America’s Least Wanted and could not have been happier about it. Listening to Ugly Kid Joe cover the late Harry Chapin classic Cat’s In The Cradle only solidified the diverse musical nature of this band. I was astonished as a Metalhead back in 1992… here is Ugly Kid Joe, covering songs from Black Sabbath to Harry Chapin. Cool. I had bought a Harry Chapin greatest hits album in the late ’80′s, (keeping it a secret amongst my Metalhead buddies), yet Ugly Kid Joe made it known to the Metal world they dug Harry Chapin – I realized then that music is one big connected family.

I really look back on the first two Ugly Kid Joe albums with the utmost Metal fondness, this band was different, a Heavy Metal band that was fun without ever displaying any artificial pose to their music or appearance. Menace To Sobriety was released in 1995, followed by Motel California… I gave both albums their justified listens and due, yet I still uphold the first two Ugly Kid Joe albums as their finest moments.

The Metal bottom line is this, with all of the revivals going on in the Heavy Metal genres, especially with reunions and reunion tours, it would be cool to once again see and hear Ugly Kid Joe. It is not my intent to say that Ugly Kid Joe was the best thing since light beer, rather they were a cool band to choose from the Heavy Metal buffet… and still are. So many bands from the 1980′s and 1990′s are huge again, making albums and touring… Ugly Kid Joe would most likely be quite the hit with this new generation of kids that are just getting into Hard Rock and/or Heavy Metal. The Ugly Kid Joe look and sound is all around, as I meander around in public, (especially the Malls) in 2009. This now vintage band would fit right in today…  what once was old is new again – yet this is only my Metal opinion… and I am sticking to it.

Ugly Kid Joe:

WHITFIELD CRANE — vocals 

KLAUS EICHSTADT — guitar

DAVE FORTMAN — guitar 

CORDELL CROCKETT — bass 

SHANNON LARKIN — drums 

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