Monday, March 12, 2012

Brand New Strings Announces March 23rd Nashville CD Release Party

Brand New Strings Announces March 23rd
Nashville CD Release Party


STAY TUNED Album Releasing March 27 on Rural Rhythm Records

Listen to clip of new single, "Other Side of Lonesome"
 
 


March 12, 2012 (Nashville, TN) --  Multi-award winning bluegrass band, BRAND NEW STRINGS announced details of their CD Release Party for their new album STAY TUNED releasing on Nashville's Rural Rhythm Records later this month.  The event will take place Friday, March 23, 2012 at Margaritaville located at 322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201 at 8:00 pm on the Second Floor Stage.  Admission is $5.00.  Valet parking is recommended with a special CD Release event price of $8.00.  For more information on Margaritaville, please call (615) 208-9080.

Rural Rhythm Records recently released the first radio single, “Other Side of Lonesome” via their Fresh Cuts & Key Tracks radio compliation CD and the track is also available at AirplayDirect.com.  STAY TUNED is set for release March 27, 2012 and includes the talents of: Randall Massengill (lead & harmony vocals, guitar, metal body guitar); Mike Ramsey (lead & harmomy vocals, mandolin); Stuart Wyrick (banjo); Preston Schmidt (fiddle); Tony Mowell (upright bass); and guest musicians Corey Meuchel (percussion); Brandon Bostic (resonator guitar); and Paul Niehaus (steel guitar).

Brand New Strings has a previous band album on the label titled, NO STRINGS ATTACHED and were also part of two other Rural Rhythm albums THE ALL-STAR JAM – LIVE AT GRAVES MOUNTAIN and the BILL MONROE 100TH YEAR CELEBRATION – LIVE AT BEAN BLOSSOM.

Brand New Strings formed in 2008 and immediately received numerous awards and recognitions including, but not limited to: 2010 International Bluegrass Music Association Showcase Artist; 2010 nomination for Bluegrass Band of the Year by the French Country Music Awards; Winner of the 2009 International Band Championship by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA); Winner of the 2008 Band Championship by the Smoky Mountain Fiddler's Convention; and Winner of the 2008 Band Championship by the Cumberland River Bluegrass Festival.

 
For more information on Brand New Strings, please visit BrandNewStringsBand.com.  For more information on Rural Rhythm Records, please visit RuralRhythm.com

DJ Ötzi und The Bellamy Brothers Videos „Crossfire“, „Hotel Angel“, „Let Your Love Flow“ und „Like A Star“


Nicht nur ein, sondern vier neue Videos auf einmal!

DJ Ötzi und The Bellamy Brothers haben gleich vier Musikvideos zum neuen Album „Simply The Best“ veröffentlicht. Mit „Crossfire“, „Hotel Angel“, „Let Your Love Flow“ und „Like A Star“ wird ein musikalischer Einblick in ihr neues Album geboten, welches bereits als Download erhältlich ist. Am 23. März folgt dann die CD-Version. 

In einer intensiven und innigen Zusammenarbeit schufen DJ Ötzi und The Bellamy Brothers ein Album, das die größten Hits aller vereint, aber dennoch in einem neuen Sound daherkommt. Denn Gerry Friedle singt auf diesem Werk auf einmal wieder auf Englisch und zeigt sich stimmlich von einer völlig neuen Seite. Der gestandene Tiroler verblüfft mit einer sonoren Stimme, die in den Country-Songs warm und weich daherkommt und ihnen mit seiner bekannten rauen Klangfarbe das gewisse Etwas verleiht. Somit ist DJ Ötzi eine wunderbare Ergänzung zu den einprägsamen Country-Stimmen von David und Howard Bellamy.

Die Arbeit an dem neuen Album ist für Gerry Friedle ein Meilenstein in seinem Leben. "Ein komplettes Album auf Englisch einzusingen und sich mit einem neuen Genre auseinanderzusetzen, wo man stimmlich anders arbeitet, war eine intensive Erfahrung für mich. Ich hatte immer schon ein Faible für Country und konnte jetzt zeigen, dass ich durchaus in der Lage bin, solch emotionsgeladene Songs zu performen." Auch David und Howard Bellamy sind begeistert von der Zusammenarbeit: "Das ganze Album ist prall gefüllt mit seinen Hits und unseren Hits und dann noch eine Handvoll internationaler Hits."

"Simply The Best" vereint 15 Hits aus zweierlei Karrieren: Der Mix aus den bekanntesten Songs von The Bellamy Brothers mit den erfolgreichsten Hits von DJ Ötzi ist vielseitig und vielversprechend. Ohrwürmer wie "Sweet Caroline", "Hey Baby" oder "Let Your Love Flow" sind ebenso vertreten wie erstmals die englische Version von "Ein Stern" ("Like A Star"). Doch auch Gefühle sind groß geschrieben, wenn die drei Musiker gemeinsam die Country-Balladen "If I Sad You Had" oder "I Need More Of You" performen.Als besonderen Bonus gibt es Coverversionen von großen Welthits, die DJ Ötzi und The Bellamy Brothers in ihren ganz speziellen Sound gekleidet haben. "You´ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling" von den Righteous Brothers, "I Can Help" von Billy Swan, "Sweet Caroline" von Neil Diamond, "The Gambler" von Kenny Rogers und "Islands In The Stream" von den BeeGees kommen in einem ganz neuen Sounderlebnis daher. "Simply The Best" eben – für DJ Ötzi und The Bellamy Brothers. 


- Let Your Love Flow: http://www.universal-music.de/dj-oetzi/videos/detail/video:271005/let-the-love-flow

Yoututbe: http://www.youtube.com/user/oetzifan

IBMA ANNOUNCES GRADUATES OF LEADERSHIP BLUEGRASS 2012



IBMA ANNOUNCES GRADUATES OF LEADERSHIP BLUEGRASS 2012

Nashville, Tenn....The International Bluegrass Music Association is proud to announce the graduating class of Leadership Bluegrass 2012. Leadership Bluegrass, now in its 13th year with more than 300 alumni, is an intensive, three-day program of interactive learning and networking experiences that invites participants to examine the challenges and opportunities facing our music, along with related leadership issues.

Leadership Bluegrass 2012, hosted March 8-10 at BMI and Bone McAllester Norton PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee, was facilitated by Trisha Tubbs.  Each year the individuals selected to participate in Leadership Bluegrass represent a cross section of current and future leaders from various facets of the industry, as well as diverse regions of the country and world.

Congratulations to the following graduates: 

• Bob Altschuler; Dyer Switch Band, Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass, Educator; Albany, N.Y.
• Jimmy Bowen; Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe; Lebanon, Tenn.
• Casey Campbell; Belmont University student/Musician; Kingston Springs, Tenn.
• Sonya Robles Cotton; The Louisville Bluegrass Music Association; Louisville, Ky.
• Martha Stracener Dantzic; Quicksilver Productions; Washington, D.C.
• Laurie Dashper; Music City Roots, Bluegrass Underground; Murfreesboro, Tenn.
• Denise Hitchcock; BlueHighways TV; Hendersonville, Tenn.
• Lisa Jacobi; Steel String Session, Lisa Affordable Websites; Copperhill, Tenn.
• Denise Jarvinen; Boston Bluegrass Union, Traditional Music Foundation; Brookline, Mass.
• Russell Johnson; Grass Cats, Red Sock Publishing, The Comfort Zone Recording Studio, New Time Records; Four Oaks, N.C.
• Gerald Jones; AcousticMusicCamp.com; Garland, Texas
• Jamie Katz; PineCone, The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, Inc.; Raleigh, N.C.
• Rick Lang; Haley Anna Music, BMI; Kingston, N.H.
• Claire Lynch; The Claire Lynch Band; Hermitage, Tenn.
• Michael McLain; Belmont University; Cane Ridge, Tenn.
• Ronnie Norton; Lonesome Highway; Dublin, Ireland
• Chris Oliver; Infinity Luthiers; Springfield, Ill.
• Ross Pomerenk; Acoustic Sound/ Wintergrass; Lopez Island, Wash.
• Daniel Routh; Nu-Blu, Red Squared Audio; Siler City, N.C.
• Gene Skinner; Great Stuff Radio Network; Springfield, Mo.
• Jennifer Strickland; Jenny Lynn Publishing, Rural Rhythm Records; Antioch, Tenn.
• Chris Teskey; WAMU’s Bluegrass Country; Washington, D.C.
• Tony Watt; TheBluegrassUniversity.com, Boston Bluegrass Union; Cambridge, Mass.
• Sharon White; The Whites; Hendersonville, Tenn.
• Kimberly Williams; East Public Relations, The Expedition Show; Sparta, Tenn.

Thanks to the following sponsors of Leadership Bluegrass 2012:

Leadership Bluegrass Platinum Sponsors: BMI; The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation; Bone McAllester Norton LLC; Wintergrass Music Festival (Acoustic Sound)
Leadership Bluegrass Patrons: John & Trisha Tubbs
Leadership Bluegrass Family: Nick Barr, Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands, Katy Daley, Arnie Fleischer, Bill Foster, Louis Meyers, Tim O’Brien, Richard Spratt, Anonymous
Friends of Leadership Bluegrass: Claire Armbruster, Fred Bartenstein, Janet Brightly, Tom Brown, Mary Burdette, Jill Crabtree, P. Crist, Regina Derzon, Amy Beth Hale, Michael Hall, Craig Havighurst, Suzanne Hays, Denise Hitchcock, Rienk Janssen, T. Jarrell, Todd Jarzen, Dan Keen, Larry Klein, Tom Kopp, Joan Kornblith, Tim Kruzic, Barry Mazor, Roger C. Moss, Dagfinn Pedersen, Michael Ramsey, Ronnie Reno, Stephen Ruffo, Jerry Salley,  Sheila Selby, Linda Shaw, Jean Spivey, Nora Jane Struthers, Stephanie Taylor, Wayne Taylor, Dana Thorin, Tom Thorpe, Traci Todd, Ashlee-Jean Trott, Angelika Torrie, April Verch, Archie Warnock, Bob Webster, Jon Weisberger, Dwight Worden, Bob Wright

The Leadership Bluegrass Planning Committee this year included Alan Tompkins (chair), Joan Kornblith, Katy Daley, Emilee Warner, Frank Solivan, Jean Spivey, Ben Surratt, Trisha Tubbs (facilitator) and Nancy Cardwell (staff liaison). Joan Kornblith, Ben Surratt, Heidi Labensart and Dana Thorin served on the Selection Committee.  Kelli Catey, from Belmont University, was the facilitator’s assistant.


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Photo Caption: The International Bluegrass Music Association is proud to announce the 13th class of Leadership Bluegrass, pictured here at Bone McAllester Norton on March 10, 2012.  Row 1, L-R: Ronnie Norton, Denise Hitchcock, Sharon White, Jamie Katz, Sonya Cotton, Jimmy Bowen, Laurie Dashper, Casey Campbell; Row 2, L-R: Russell Johnson, Martha Stracener Dantzic, Kimberly Williams, Rick Lang, Jennifer Strickland, Lisa Jacobi, Denise Jarvinen; Row 3, L-R: Bob Altschuler, Gene Skinner, Claire Lynch, Daniel Routh, Tony Watt, Ross Pomerenk; Row 4, L-R: Gerald Jones, Michael McLain, Chris Teskey, Chris Oliver  (photo by Stephanie Taylor)  Note: Contact IBMA for a higher res photo for publication.

Startschuss für den Wilden Westen - Pullman City öffnet ab 31. März die Tore

Startschuss für den Wilden Westen
Pullman City öffnet ab 31. März die Tore – 
Festeinzug, Shows und Aktionen zum Mitmachen

Eging am See, 12. März 2012. Um Punkt 12 Uhr, zu „High Noon“, fällt am Samstag, 31. März, in der Westernstadt Pullman City in Eging am See der Startschuss für die Saison 2012. Bei dem Erlebniswochenende für die ganze Familie wird sich der niederbayerische Freizeitpark zwischen Deggendorf und Passau den Besuchern in frischem Glanz präsentieren, denn viele Häuser sowie die Mainstreet wurden seit vergangenem Jahr renoviert, umgebaut und neugebaut.
Gefeiert wird am Samstagmittag zuerst mit einem großen Einzug des Showteams, der Geschäftsleitung, der Angestellten, Brauereien und Hobbyisten. Geboten ist zudem ein umfangreiches Showprogramm, von der „American History Show“ mit Cowboys, Indianern, Rindertrieb und freilaufenden Bisons bis hin zu Zaubershows und Trickreiten. „Neu in unserem Showteam ist `Texas Ollie`, ein singender Cowboy aus Irland, der mit seinen Pferden verblüffende Kunststücke zeigt“, freut sich Showmanager Deddy Jeschke. Kinder können auch selbst aktiv werden: beim Goldwaschen, Ponyreiten und Kutschfahren, beim Bogenschießen, Bullriding und auf der Kinder-Eisenbahn. Außerdem neu: Der Abenteuerspielplatz „Little Pullman“ für kleine Gäste ab zwei Jahren.
Das Wochenende steht ganz im Zeichen der Trapper und Indianer, denn im Gegensatz zu anderen Freizeitparks wird in Pullman City die Geschichte des amerikanischen Wilden Westens nicht nur gezeigt, sondern auch gelebt. Im Authentikbereich können Besucher besonders die Zeit von 1740 bis 1880 realitätsnah nachempfinden. Die Hobbyisten fertigen hier Mokassins und Holzarbeiten an, schmieden Werkzeuge oder üben sich im Perlensticken.  Bei ihren selbstgebauten Hütten geben die originalgetreu gekleideten Frauen und Männer gerne Auskunft über die Lebensumstände in der Zeit des Wilden Westens. Nach alter Tradition präsentieren sie auf dem Deckenmarkt ihre handwerkliche Kunst und alte Gegenstände, die Besucher sind zum Handeln eingeladen.
Am Samstagabend ab 20.30 Uhr spielen „Oliver Timm & Band“  in der Music Hall englischsprachige New Country Rock Musik. Die fünfköpfige Formation aus Nordrhein-Westfalen steht für Party, Spaß und Unterhaltung. Am Sonntagabend zur gleichen Zeit steht das Duo „Rascal & McLane“ aus Fürth auf der Bühne. Seine musikalischen Wurzeln liegen in der traditionellen Country Musik, verbunden mit einem guten Schuss Country Rock und Folk. Tischreservierungen im Black Bison Saloon und in der Music Hall im Town Office unter +49(0)8544-97490.
Um den Aufenthalt für die Besucher noch vielseitiger zu machen, haben sich die Geschäftsführer Claus Six und Ernst Grünberger seit vergangenem Jahr neben „Little Pullman“ weitere Neuheiten einfallen lassen: Gruppen und Firmen steht für Tagungen und Seminare nun ein großes Tipi mit hochwertiger technischer Ausstattung zur Verfügung. Die „Old Western Gallery“ informiert mit außergewöhnlichen Sammlerstücken über das Leben der Cowboys, und geplant ist auch ein Niederseilgarten für Jung und Alt. Übernachten können Gäste entweder im frisch renovierten Palace Hotel, in Blockhütten, im Fort Pullman, im Pullman City Ferienpark, auf dem Campingplatz im eigenen Zelt oder in den neuen Übernachtungstipis. Die Westernstadt öffnet ab 31. März täglich um 10 Uhr.

Steel Guitar News March 12. 2012

Hello fellow players,

Here is a question I got from Bill in Oregon.

Hi Bobbe
I really enjoy your newsletter and I was wondering if you ever had the chance to work with Jimmy Bryant or have any good stories that you could share about him and Speedy West.
Thanks,
Bill
Hermiston, OR

I have many stories of Jimmy Bryant, a lot of them not so good, however I definitely enjoyed working with him in Vegas in the beginning of the seventies.  He was a great player and definitely played a lot of fast things very well.  His personality could be a little far out there when he drank and he loved to drink.

I remember a beautiful girl coming up to him at the bandstand one night.  He looked at her and said, “You are one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen.”

Blushingly she looked at him and replied, “I am a grandmother you know.”

He looked at her and said, “I bet you’re a great grandmother.”

Then looking at me he said, “Doesn’t she look like the greatest grandmother you ever saw?”

I know the girl couldn’t have been over thirty-five, but Jimmy wouldn’t let the point get by.  Watching how he dealt with her and related to other people was pretty funny at times.

He came to Nashville to work in the studios but died while waiting for his first session.  I don’t know if it would have worked out for him or not but what he and Speedy West did for the business was pretty wonderful.

Here is an email I got from Billy Woo.

Hi Bobbe

I was wondering where and when to lubricate my steels, I just bought an
Emmons Le Grande II from Larry Petree (Bakersfield, CA) and Larry did
mention to use a product called Tri-Flow, also it might be beneficial to
remind Steelers to lube as a lot of us forget that we are playing a
mechanical instrument also I have a U-12 Zumsteel?

Thanks and as always appreciate your newsletter, Jeremy Lin is great, hey
I'm part Asian too, last name is Woo

Billy Woo aka
Bronco Billy

I’m still getting a lot of people asking me about lubrication of a steel guitar.  Just remember, never use WD-40 anywhere with the exception of the hinges on your case.  Several people recommend Tri-Flow.  Just make sure whatever you use has an anti-rust additive and is thick enough that it won’t run all over the guitar and drip on the floor and in the case.

Many people still use 3-in-1 oil and will still rave about its ability.  I know it does have an anti-rust additive and when you put it on your guitar, just wipe off any extra so it won’t get all over anything.

I’d like to say that I know several steel players in West Liberty, Kentucky and after seeing your town flattened by the tornadoes on television, I send out my condolences and wish I was able to be there and help.  I have a lot of friends in that area and it is as beautiful a part of the United States as there is.  Such a shame Mother Nature has to be so destructive at times.

Another thing I want to mention is the Pedal Steel Guitar Association in the northeast under the direction of Bob Maickel.  He puts out one of the very greatest newsletters with the greatest pictures on a monthly basis that I have ever seen.  These boys in this club work very hard to bring their members the best news and fun that they can for just the price of being a club member.  If you are not a member of this club, you should be no matter where you live in the United States.  You can find them at www.psga.org

It seems that many of you are getting ready for a good summer playing season by stocking up on expendables such as cords, bars, picks, strings or anything you think you may need because it looks like it will be a good steel guitar season.  Being over prepared for anything that could go wrong is always a good idea.

Check out our monthly specials at  http://www.steelguitar.net/monthlyspecials.html and we’ll try to save you a lot of money.

Your buddy,
Bobbe
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Grey Fox Announces 2012 "Who's Who" Lineup

Grey Fox Announces 2012 "Who's Who" Lineup

Hot Rize, David Grisman, Del McCoury, Infamous Stringdusters, Mountain Heart, David Bromberg and other stars will be out at award-winning event July 19-22, 2012 in New York's Catskill Mountains

Once again, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, on the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, NY, has outdone itself, having assembled an all-star lineup that underscores the event's reputation as a "Who's Who of Bluegrass" that draws thousands of fans from all parts of the globe.

This year's artist roster overflows with Grammy, IBMA, AMA and CMA award winners and nominees such as Hot Rize (and their alter egos, Red Knuckles and the Trail Blazers), Del McCoury, the David Grisman Sextet, the Infamous Stringdusters, Punch Brothers, David Bromberg, Mountain Heart, the Gibson Brothers, Chris Thile and Michael Daves Duo, The SteelDrivers, Blue Highway, Noam Pikelny, Aoife O'Donovan, and Tony Trischka. Host band, as always, will be Dry Branch Fire Squad, led by one of the great raconteurs of bluegrass, Ron Thomason. And the lineup is still growing, so stay tuned for more great bands yet to be announced. Click to see full lineup (so far, that is).

Two bluegrass icons who have each been named National Heritage Fellows and Grand Old Opry members will perform at this year's festival: Del McCoury, who is a perennial favorite at Grey Fox; and Jesse McReynolds (aka the Ironman of Bluegrass Mandolin) who began his professional career in 1947. McReynolds' latest recording project, Songs of the Grateful Dead, is a highly acclaimed tribute to the late, great Jerry Garcia.

As much as Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival is known for its well-established, highly-decorated and internationally recognized lineup, it is equally famous for introducing hot, young bands to the Northeast, quite often jumpstarting their careers. Red hot, up-and-coming talent at this year's Grey Fox are: The Hillbenders (actually back for the third consecutive year); Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and Monroeville (returning due to popular demand); Bearfoot (originally from Alaska); country-blues singer from Chicago, Sarah and the Tall Boys; acclaimed songwriters Ann and Pete Sibley; the jazz-grass band, Too Blue; and Albany area favorites, Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys.

And as if three big, beautiful performance venues aren't enough, Grey Fox producer, Mary Tyler Doub, is all about education and providing ways to pass bluegrass music on to new audiences, new players and especially, to the next generation. To this end, Grey Fox presents hands-on Workshops, user-friendly Slow Jams, and a Family Tent with shows and activities each day for kids of all ages. Last, but not least, is the very popular Bluegrass Academy for Kids, a four-day music camp held during the festival with daily classes in all bluegrass stringed instruments and harmony singing, which culminates with a performance on the Main Stage on Sunday afternoon. Academy registration starts April 1.

Once a year, like magic, a small tent city appears in a farmer's field in Oak Hill, NY, about 30 miles southwest of Albany, NY. For five days in July, it is home to thousands of bluegrass and roots music fans from 30 to 40 states and several countries, often including visitors from Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Russia, the Czech Republic, and as far away as Australia, New Zealand and Japan. About a quarter attendees are day visitors, but the bulk of Grey Fox fans come to camp, enjoy the summer weather, hear their favorite bands, discover new ones, meet new and old friends and when the time is right they tune up their guitars, mandolins, banjos, fiddles and basses and jam until they drop.

Also in the works for Grey Fox 2012 are nightly artist showcases, a songwriter forum, presentations by the Berklee College of Music American Roots Music Program, a Bluegrass Band Open Mic Happening, and night sky viewings facilitated by Mid-Hudson Astronomical Society. Pete Wernick's Bluegrass Jam Camp will take place Monday, July 16 thru Thursday, July 19 at the Oak Hill Fire Hall for all levels of musicians who want to learn how to jam with others. (Register at DrBanjo.com)

There truly is something for every member of the family and every generation at Grey Fox. Come experience the magic of music. You might just come back every year! 
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The Early Bird Special ends March 15.


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Madonna - Neues Album "MDNA" erscheint bereits am 23. März

Madonna - Neues Album "MDNA" erscheint bereits am 23. März
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Madonna
Madonna - Neues Album "MDNA" erscheint bereits am 23. März +++ Neue Single "Girl Gone Wild" feiert am 16. März Radiopremiere
Nach ihrem ersten Single-Vorgeschmack "Give Me All Your Luvin'" feat. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A., der Madonnas Pop-Jahr 2012 spektakulär einläutete, ist der Countdown zum neuen Album "MDNA" nun in vollem Gange. Die erfolgreichste Solo-Künstlerin dieses Planeten veröffentlicht in wenigen Tagen ihr 12. Studioalbum - und das Warten wird zur Freude ihrer Fans ein wenig verkürzt: "MDNA" erscheint in Deutschland bereits am 23. März 2012! Die neue Single "Girl Gone Wild" feiert am 16. März deutsche Radio-Premiere, der dazugehörige Videoclip wird kurz darauf zum ersten Mal zu sehen sein.

Nur noch kurze Zeit, dann lässt die Queen of Pop ihr brandneues Werk "MDNA" aus dem Käfig! Die deutschen Fans dürfen sich ganz besonders freuen, denn "MDNA" erscheint nun bereits am Freitag, dem 23. März 2012. Das Album eroberte zur Veröffentlichung der ersten Single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" feat. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. allein über die Vorbestellungen in 50 Ländern Platz 1 der iTunes-Charts. Am 23. März gibt es Madonnas neues Werk nun endlich auch in kompletter Länge zu hören und zu kaufen.

Nach "Give Me All Your Luvin'" gibt es mit "Girl Gone Wild" einen weiteren Vorgeschmack auf "MDNA". "Girl Gone Wild" ist bereits in einem Lyric-Video online anzuhören - dabei hat man auch die Möglichkeit den Text des Songs Wort für Wort zu lesen. Am 16. März feiert "Girl Gone Wild" deutsche Radiopremiere. Nur wenige Tage später wird der Videoclip zu "Girl Gone Wild" zum ersten Mal zu sehen sein.

Neben der Veröffentlichung von "MDNA" gehört zweifellos die Live-Tournee von Madonna zu den Highlights 2012. Die Berliner Shows waren binnen kurzer Zeit restlos ausverkauft, für die Show in Köln am 10. Juli gibt es noch Restkarten.

MADONNA live:
28.06.2012 Berlin / O2 World (Ausverkauft)
30.06.2012 Berlin / O2 World (Ausverkauft)
10.07.2012 Köln / Lanxess Arena

Die kompletten Tourdaten der MADONNA WORLD TOUR 2012 gibt es unter www.madonna.com

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Girl Gone Wild (Lyric Video)
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Give Me All Your Luvin'
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MARILYN MANSON - er ist zurück! Lauter und besser denn je zuvor!

MARILYN MANSON - er ist zurück! Lauter und besser denn je zuvor!
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Marilyn Manson
MARILYN MANSON – er ist zurück! Lauter und besser denn je zuvor!
Marilyn Manson schafft es immer wieder dem Mainstream seine eigene Signatur zu verpassen. Und dies gelingt ihm ein weiteres Mal – mit seinem neuen Album „Born Villain“, das am 27. April veröffentlicht wird. Überzeugen kann man sich davon gleich mit der ersten Single „No Reflection“, die am 20. März veröffentlicht wird.

„Das neue Album spiegelt im Grunde meine Motivation und meinen Beweggründe wider aufgrund deren ich überhaupt angefangen habe Musik zu machen“, so Manson. „Es ist als wäre es mein erstes Album und ich kann alles machen – als würde ich ganz neu anfangen.“ „Das Album hört sich nicht wirklich wie eines meiner alten Alben an“, so Manson in einer Titelgeschichte für die aktuelle Ausgabe des US-Magazins Revolver. „Eigentlich hört es sich so wie die Musik, die ich gehört habe bevor ich selbst Musik gemacht habe – Killing Joke, Joy Division, Revolting Cocks, Bauhaus, Birthday Party….Es ist sehr vom Rhythmus getrieben. Ich denke, es könnte das beste Konzept-Album überhaupt werden“.

Manson hat einen exzeptionellen Status in der Öffentlichkeit erlangt – nicht nur durch seine einzigartige Musik, die sich nicht wirklich einem bestimmten Genre zuordnen lässt, sondern auch durch seine ungewöhnliche Ausdrucksform. Das Resultat waren nicht nur ausverkaufte Konzerte und Tourneen weltweit, es gab auch sehr kontroverse Reaktionen, Proteste, Gerichtsverfahren, Bewunderung genauso wie Hass – und das auch weltweit. Seine Alben haben sich über 50 Millionen Mal verkauft, es gab preisgekrönte Marilyn Manson Spirituosen und etliche Grammy-Nominierungen, aber was noch wichtiger ist: eine lange Liste der langlebigsten und besten Singles überhaupt, wie z.B. “Lunchbox,” “Get Your Gunn” , “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”,  “The Beautiful People,” “Antichrist Superstar,” “Tourniquet,” “The Dope Show,” “I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me),” “The Fight Song,” “Mobscene “Heart-Shaped Glasses,” “Coma White” und “If I Was Your Vampire.”

Marilyn Manson hat einen erstaunlichen Erfolg in der ganzen Welt zu verzeichnen, dazu gehören alleine in den USA drei Platin-Alben, drei Gold-Alben, außerdem drei Top Ten-Alben und zwei Alben, die direkt auf Platz Eins der Charts eingestiegen sind. („Mechanical Animals“, „The Golden Age of Grotesque“).

www.marilynmanson.com

Country Music News International March 12. 2012


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George Hamilton IV Interview at The International Ambassador of Country Music



George Hamilton IV - The International Ambassador of Country Music

Stan Silver:
Hello Mr. Hamilton and welcome to Mannheim, Germany. It's great to meet you again and that you take your time before the show tonight here at the SAP Arena to do this interview. Tell me how it came about that you are referred to as “The InternationalAmbassador of Country Music”.

George Hamilton IV:
Well, that goes back quite a few years. In 1973 I was invited to be part of an international country music festival at Wembley Stadium in London by Mervyn Conn. Quite a big event with many international artists. And on that festival there was Jiri Brabec, a country singer from Prag performing with his band “The Country Beat”.  He was one of the most popular country singer in the Czech Republic at that time and due to the political situation back then it surely wasn't easy for him to come to the “West” to perform. But neither was it the other way around that an american country singer could just go to the “East”. After we got to know each other a bit Jiri Brabec came up with just that idea and invited me to perform with him and his band. It took all but a year and in 1974 I was invited to perform with Jiri Brabec & The Country Beat at the Sports Halle in Prag. Since I was a “No name” in the Czech Republic I was quite stunned that the place was packed with about 28.000 people. Of course most people did come mainly because of Jiri Brabec & The Country Beat. Of course it was a wonderful opportunity and a great honor to present myself to such a big and lovely audience.
Well, the word got around all the way to Moskau that there's this country boy from Nashville, Tennessee playing in Prag. So the folks from the American Embassy actually informed me that I was truly the 1st american country music singer to perform behind the “Iron Curtain”. I was asked to come to Moskau to do a lecture concert at the Moskau University for soviet students on the history of country music. Which I of course was more than happy to do. So, I went there with a whole bunch of cassette tapes and introduced artist like Charlie Pride, Chet Atkins, and Dolly Parton just to name a few, to the students. I also got to do solo acoustic performances for the “Railway Workers Institute” and played a show at the “Palace of Culture”.
Coming back to England I was on BBC radio with DJ Mr. Bob Powel. As I was telling the story about my travel and experiences in Prag and Moskau he kind of jokingly said I deserve a titel and should be called: “The International Ambassador of Country Music”. Now Billboard Magazin picked up on that and actually gave me an award where they titeled me “The International Ambassador of Country Music” for taking country music behind the “Iron Curtain”. Now you know the story!

Stan Silver:
You mentioned being a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Maybe you could tell me a little bit about that. How do you become a member?

George Hamilton IV:
Yes, I've been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 52 years. I joined on Febuary 6th 1960 to be exact.
In late 1959 I moved to Nashville and was approached by the manager of the Grand Ole Opry Mr. Ott Devine. He invited me to do some guest spots there which is a great honor to be asked to do. What I didn't know was that I was actually auditioning. After playing a few shows Mr. Devine came to me and told me that they believe I'm their kind of people and if I would like to be part of the family. That meant to be part of the cast of the Opry and on the list of the regular performers. It's one of those things you don't ask for – they invite!
Besides my wife, Tink – short for Tinkerbell – country music is the love of my life and I feel blessed to be part of this great family of country musicians and “The Mother Church of Country Music” as we like to call the Grand Ole Opry.
Stan Silver:
Mr. Hamilton I want to thank you so much for sharing all this with us and I hope you enjoy your stay and you'll come back to Germany soon.

George Hamilton IV:
Thank you for having me!


              

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