Metal Guitarist Debuts Monster Truck in California

Music and Motor Sports Powers Unite

Music and Motor Sports Powers Unite

Zoltan Bathory, Metal guitarist of the platinum selling band, Five Finger Death Punch, will make his motor sports debut behind the wheel of a 10,000lb monster truck named after the mascot of his band, Knucklehead. He is on a quest to cross another item off of his infamous, “Bucket List.”

Pomona, California (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

It started during a casual conversation at a restaurant in Sweden, two guys on tour in two completely different industries. Zoltan Bathory was there with his band, global music sensation, Five Finger Death Punch, and Chris Kurtz of the marketing firm, The Mediatwist Group, who was there producing a show with Monster Jam, a Feld Motor Sports production, the biggest of it’s kind, featuring headliner trucks like Gravedigger and Max-D. Chris had run into bassist, Chris Kael in downtown Stockholm, a completely ‘chance’ meeting, as Chris Kurtz recalls. “I decided to find the most rock-star looking tattooed guy that would actually talk to me, I spotted Kael from afar and walked up to him. We had instantly realized we were both lost Americans looking for a warm meal and cold beer.” During dinner Chris gravitated towards Zoltan,guitarist and the adrenaline junkie of the group, and most likely to steal a monster truck next door and ‘take it for a spin’. “I asked him if he wanted to drive a monster truck and he said, ‘O HELL YES’. I knew about his bucket list and how extreme of a personality he was. I told him I would be in touch.”

Chris and his team at The Mediatwist Group enlisted the help of monster truck legend and driver, Jimmy Creten. Jimmy and his Team 2Xtreme accepted the offer and have been hard at work since March, developing a half-a-million dollar, state of the art machine, they call “Knucklehead Monster”.The truck is affectionately named after the mascot of Five Finger Death Punch, Knucklehead.

Zoltan met with Jimmy and his team for a private test drive and learning course in May at Camp Creten in Kansas before taking the stage at RockFest, in front of over 40,000 music fans.

After many months of training and development, Zoltan and Team Knucklehead Monster will make their debut this weekend at the “Flip Fest Monster Truck & Motocross Stunt Spectacular” in Pomona, California. Alongside members of the World famous, Metal Mulisha and Fitz Army. For the first time ever a platinum selling music artist will freestyle a 1,700 horsepower monster truck. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, search ‘Flip Fest’ in Los Angeles.

Zoltan and Knucklehead Monster Truck will circle the globe this winter. For more information, check out facebook.com/knuckleheadmonster.




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Legendary Singer Dionne Warwick To Release New Album: “Feels So Good”

Dionne Warwick, is set to release a star-studded duets album entitled,

Dionne Warwick, is set to release a star-studded duets album entitled, “Feels So Good”, on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 through Bright Music Records/Caroline.

Album Features Duets With World-Renowned Guest Artists Repertoire Is “Classic Dionne”

NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Legendary Grammy Award-winning singer, Dionne Warwick, is set to release a star-studded duets album entitled, “Feels So Good”, on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 through Bright Music Records/Caroline.  The 14-track album features an anthology of Warwick classics written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, with each song reborn as a duet with a refreshing and vibrant twist, as well as four new original duets with some of music’s brightest stars.

Joining Warwick on this multi-genre musical venture are artists who have cherished and admired Warwick’s body of work throughout the years, including:  Ne-Yo, Jamie Foxx, CeeLo Green, Gladys Knight, Billy Ray Cyrus, Eric Paslay, Cyndi Lauper, Mya, Ruben Studdard, Phil Driscoll and Ziggy Marley.

“I’m thrilled to release a new album with some of today’s greatest singers and songwriters,” says Warwick.  “Throughout my career, I’ve always enjoyed creating music through collaboration and this experience has been no different.  The fresh energy with these artists, producers and my new label is truly inspiring.  I am also very excited to have this project benefit Unite4good, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to unite us all in bringing more good into the world.”

Warwick is one of the most decorated and successful recording artists of all time with fifty-six singles having reached the BILLBOARD Hot 100, 5 Grammy Awards, including three songs inducted into the Grammy “Hall of Fame” and millions of records sold world-wide. “Feels So Good” will be Warwick’s twenty-eighth full length album and is poised to become a “timeless classic”.

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Epic Records and Legacy Recordings Celebrate Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 60th Birthday Year with Release of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection

“Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection” to be released on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. (PRNewsFoto/Legacy Recordings)

Definitive 12 Disc SRV & DT Library Includes 1st Commercial Release of 1983′s A Legend In The Making – Live at the El Mocambo Toronto Concert

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection Available Tuesday, October 28.

NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Epic Records celebrate electric blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan with the release of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection (http://smarturl.it/SRV_CEAC_amzn) on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

A definitive career-encompassing 12 disc library, The Complete Epic Recordings Collection brings together, for the first time, the entirety of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s official studio and live album canon including the inaugural commercial release of A Legend In The Making, a highly collectible (formerly) promotional only recording of SRV & DT’s incendiary performance at Toronto’s El Mocambo club in 1983.

In addition, The Complete Epic Recordings Collection features two discs compiling rare and hard-to-find archival tracks.

On April 26, 2014, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble among the artists to be inducted into the newly created Austin City Limits Hall of Fame, launched in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the PBS televised concert series.  The Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air on PBS in October 2014.

Stephen Ray Vaughan was born in Dallas, Texas on October 3, 1954, the same year the Fender Stratocaster went into production.  Stevie Ray picked up his first six-string at the age of 7, dropped out of high school in 1971 and moved to Austin in ’72, going on to become one of the most influential and electrifying blues guitarists ever.  After honing his chops in a variety of bands throughout the ’70s, Stevie Ray formed his own group, SRV & Double Trouble, in 1978.  Hellbent and intent on revitalizing the blues for contemporary audiences, Stevie Ray served as the power trio’s charismatic frontman and evangelical electric guitarist, driven and underscored by drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon.

Stevie Ray and Double Trouble’s reputation as a transcendent live experience gained considerable traction following a watershed performance at the Montreux International Jazz Festival in 1982 (included in The Complete Epic Recordings Collection).  Recommended to the label by A&R giant John Hammond, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble recorded the band’s studio debut, Texas Flood, for Epic Records in 1983.  Going on to achieve RIAA double platinum status, Texas Flood opened the gates for a flow of gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, an unprecedented achievement for any blues act.

Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990, following an awe-inspiring performance with Double Trouble and Eric Clapton at the Alpine Valley Resort in Wisconsin.  Though his mainstream career lasted a mere seven years, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s enduring contribution to the blues can be heard in the work of younger players including John Mayer, Derek Trucks and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam.

Stevie Ray Vaughan was the recipient of numerous musical awards, during his lifetime and posthumously.   In 1983, readers of Guitar Player voted him as Best New Talent and Best Electric Blues Guitar Player. In 1984, the Blues Foundation named him Entertainer of the Year and Blues Instrumentalist of the Year, and in 1987 Performance Magazine honored him with Rhythm and Blues Act of the Year. Earning six Grammy Awards and ten Austin Music Awards, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2014. Rolling Stone ranked Vaughan as the twelfth greatest guitarist of all time.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection 

Disc 1: In The Beginning (KLBJ-FM radio broadcast produced by Wayne Bell
Recorded April 1, 1980; Austin, Texas)
In The Open
Slide Thing
They Call Me Guitar Hurricane
All Your Love I Miss Loving
Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
Love Struck Baby
Tell Me
Shake For Me
Live Another Day

Stevie Ray Vaughanguitar, vocals; Jackie Newhousebass; Chris Laytondrums

Originally released as Epic 53168, 1992
Peak chart position: #58

Disc 2: Live At Montreux 1982 (July 17, 1982; Montreux International Jazz Festival)
Hide Away
Rude Mood
Pride And Joy
Texas Flood
Love Struck Baby
Dirty Pool
Give Me Back My Wig
Collins Shuffle

Originally released as Epic/Legacy 86151, 2001
Peak chart position: #178

Disc 3: Live At Montreux 1985 (July 15, 1985; Montreux International Jazz Festival)
Scuttle Buttin’
Say What!
Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love
Pride And Joy
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Texas Flood
Life Without You
Gone Home
Couldn’t Stand The Weather

Stevie Ray Vaughanguitar, vocals; Tommy Shannonbass; Chris Laytondrums; Reese Wynansorgan; Johnny Copelandvocals, guitar (Track 6)

Originally released as Epic/Legacy 86151, 2001
Peak chart position: #178

Disc 4: Texas Flood
Love Struck Baby
Pride And Joy
Texas Flood
Tell Me
Testify
Rude Mood
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Dirty Pool
I’m Cryin’
Lenny

Stevie Ray Vaughanguitar, vocals; Tommy Shannonbass; Chris “Whipper” Layton–drums

Produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Richard Mullen and Double Trouble
Executive Producer: John Hammond

Originally released as Epic 38734, 1983
Peak chart position: #38

Disc 5: A Legend In The Making—Live At The El Mocambo (recorded Toronto, Canada, July 20, 1983, originally released for radio broadcast only)
Testify
So Excited
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Pride And Joy
Tell Me
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Texas Flood
Love Struck Baby
You’ll Be Mine
Hug You, Squeeze You
Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun
Lenny
Wham!
Rude Mood

Stevie Ray Vaughanguitar, vocals; Tommy Shannonbass; Chris Laytondrums

Disc 6: Couldn’t Stand The Weather (1984)
Scuttle Buttin’
Couldn’t Stand The Weather
The Things (That) I Used To Do
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Cold Shot
Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
Honey Bee
Stang’s Swang

Stevie Ray Vaughanguitar, vocals; Tommy Shannonbass; Chris “Whipper” Layton–drums; Jimmie Vaughanguitar (Tracks 2, 3); Fran Christinadrums Track 8); Stan Harrisontenor saxophone (Track 8)

Produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, Richard Mullen, and Jim Capfer
Executive Producer: John Hammond

Originally released as Epic 39304, 1984
Peak chart position: #31

Disc 7: Live At Carnegie Hall (Recorded October 4, 1984; New York City)

Intro–Ken Dashow/John Hammond
Scuttle Buttin’
Testify
Love Struck Baby
Honey Bee
Cold Shot
Letter To My Girlfriend
Dirty Pool
Pride And Joy
The Things That I Used To Do
C.O.D.
Iced Over
Lenny
Rude Mood

Stevie Ray Vaughanguitar, vocals; Tommy Shannonbass; Chris Laytondrums; Jimmie Vaughanguitar; Dr. John–keyboards; George Rainsdrums; The Roomful Of Blues Horn Section: Bob Enostrumpet; Porky Cohentrombone; Rich Lataillealto saxophone; Greg Piccolotenor saxophone; Doug Jamesbaritone saxophone; and Angela Strehlivocals (Track 11)

Produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Originally released as Epic 68163, 1997
Peak chart position: #40

Disc 8: Soul To Soul (1985)

Say What!
Lookin’ Out The Window
Look At Little Sister
Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love
Gone Home
Change It
You’ll Be Mine
Empty Arms
Come On (Part III)
Life Without You

Stevie Ray Vaughanguitar, vocals; Tommy Shannonbass; Chris “Whipper” Layton–drums; Reese Wynanskeyboards; Joe Sublettsaxophone

Produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble and Richard Mullen
Executive Producer: John Hammond

Originally released as Epic 40036, 1985
Peak chart position: #34

Disc 9: Live Alive (Recorded July 16, 1985, Montreux International Jazz Festival; July 17-18, 1986, Austin, Texas; July 19, 1986, Dallas, Texas)

Say What!
Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love
Pride And Joy
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Superstition
I’m Leaving You (Commit A Crime)
Cold Shot
Willie The Wimp
Look At Little Sister
Texas Flood
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Love Struck Baby
Change It
Life Without You

Stevie Ray Vaughanguitar, vocals; Tommy Shannonbass; Chris “Whipper” Layton–drums; Reese Wynanskeyboards; Jimmie Vaughanguitar or six string bass (Tracks 8, 9, 12, 13)

Produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Originally released as Epic 40511, 1986
Peak chart position: #52

Disc 10: In Step (1989)

The House Is Rockin’
Crossfire
Tightrope
Let Me Love You Baby
Leave My Girl Alone
Travis Walk
Wall Of Denial
Scratch-N-Sniff
Love Me Darlin’
Riviera Paradise

Stevie Ray Vaughanguitar, vocals; Tommy Shannonbass; Chris Laytondrums; Reese Wynanskeyboards; Joe Sublett, Darrell Leonardhorns (Tracks 2, 9)

Produced by Jim Gaines & Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee and Los Angeles, California

Originally released as Epic 45024, 1989
Peak chart position: #33

Disc 11: Archives/Disc One

Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
Empty Arms
Come On (Part III)
Look At Little Sister
The Sky Is Crying
Hide Away
Give Me Back My Wig
Boot Hill
Wham!
Close To You
Little Wing
Stang’s Swang

Disc 12: Archives/Disc Two

May I Have A Talk With You
Boilermaker
The Sky Is Crying
Shake And Bake
So Excited
Slip Slidin’ Slim
Chitlins Con Carne
Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun
Boot Hill
Life By The Drop

Archives/Disc One, Track 1 produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Richard Mullen and Double Trouble; Executive Producer: John Hammond
Archives/Disc One, Tracks 2-12 produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, Richard Mullen, and Jim Capfer; Executive Producer: John Hammond
Archives/Disc Two, Tracks 1-8 produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble and Richard Mullen; Executive Producer: John Hammond
Archives/Disc Two, Track 9 produced by Jim Gaines & Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Archives/Disc Two, Track 10 produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jim Gaines

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To celebrate what would have been the 60th birthday of Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990), Epic Records/Legacy Recordings will issue Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection, collecting the trailblazing blues guitarist s most scintillating studio and live works.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection includes the group s original four studio albums, five electrifying live releases (including the commercial debut of A Legend In The Making Live At The El Mocambo, a rare Canadian radio promo album) and a double-disc set of killer studio outtakes from throughout Stevie Ray Vaughan s incredible career, including recordings from previous reissues, box sets and posthumous compilations.
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