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Joey Tempest of Europe

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Welcome to the Nothing Shocking Podcast Episode 102. Our guest this week is Joey Tempest from the band Europe. Europe has a new album out now called “Walk the Earth.”

Check Europe out here: http://europetheband.com

Europe are pleased to announce the release of a new studio album “Walk The Earth” on the 20th October 2017.

If Europe’s 2015 album “War Of Kings” was the album that made the rock world realise what a formidable act Europe had become then “Walk The Earth” is the album that is set to establish the band as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts of current times.

The new album ‘Walk The Earth’ will feature original artwork by famed Los Angeles artist Mike Sportes of Filth Mart

“We were in the studio a few days into recording and Dave (Cobb, our producer) comes in wearing this very cool T-Shirt with one of Mike’s designs on it. Immediately we knew we had to check Mike’s other work and have him come up with an exclusive design for us based on the vibe of the album. We are very proud to have his amazing artwork as the Walk The Earth album cover!’- Joey Tempest on the appointment of Mike Sportes to do the cover.

“Walk The Earth” tracklisting:
1. Walk The Earth
2. The Siege
3. Kingdom United
4. Pictures
5. Election Day
6. Wolves
7. GTO
8. Haze
9. Whenever You’re Ready
10. Turn To Dust

From the stunning opening salvo of the first single “Walk The Earth” – with pounding riffs and the aching vocals of Joey Tempest – to the brutal heavy riffing of “Haze”, from the instant melody of “Election Day” to the lyrical content of “Kingdom United”, “Walk The Earth” is the album that should see Europe rightly acclaimed as a band at the height of their powers. The wonderful melodies and depth of Joey Tempest’s vocals along with a powerhouse rhythm section and the guitar playing of John Norum, one of the great underrated guitarists. Norum’s guitar playing shines across the record. This is an album that is big in its scope and sound. Much like previous album “War Of Kings”, “Walk The Earth” is an album that needs to be lived with, in order to uncover it’s depth. The album was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Chris Cornell, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbel, Chris Stapleton).

Late 2016 saw Europe perform a series of “The Final Countdown Anniversary Shows” across Europe – culminating in a show at The Roundhouse in London. The show has been immortalised in a July 2017 DVD release “The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show – Live at the Roundhouse”.

Preceding the landmark event, fans were also treated to a live performance of Europe’s last album, 2015’s War of Kings, a release which re-established Europe as one of the top rock bands in the world.

Since forming in 1979 Europe have sold over 25 million albums, toured across the world and become one of the greats of modern rock music. The bands all conquering “The Final Countdown” album has alone sold over 15 million copies worldwide and the single of the same name was No 1 in 25 countries.

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Eerie Von of Danzig and Samhain

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Welcome to the Nothing Shocking Podcast Episode 101. Our guest this week is Eerie Von from Danzig and Samhain. This man is punk rock to the core. Musically he does what he wants when he wants and he doesn’t really opinion is and that’s whats missing in rock music today.

Check out Eerie on social media here:

Facebook
Twitter

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John Carpenter’s Halloween

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Coming Attractions/News:

Blockers – Trailer
12 Strong – Trailer
I Love You, Daddy – Trailer
I, Tonya – Trailer

New Movies

Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed. (8% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tyler_perrys_boo_2_a_madea_halloween

Geostorm – When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone. (13% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/geostorm

The Snowman – Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. (9% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_snowman_2017

Same Kind of Different as Me – International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives. (20% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/same_kind_of_different_as_me

 

Undisputed Classic

Halloween – Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again. (93% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1009113_halloween

Top Five: Weather Movies

1987

Prince of Darkness – A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world. (58% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/prince_of_darkness

Suspect – A judge commits suicide, and his secretary is found murdered. A homeless deaf-mute man, Carl Anderson is arrested for her murder. Public defender Kathleen is assigned by the court as his lawyer. She sets to find the real killer, and gets help from the congressional advisor, Eddie Sanger who is called to be on the jury panel. Together they discover a dangerous circle of corruption in high places. (69% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1020659_suspect

The Glass Menagerie – A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister. (70% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1008391_glass_menagerie

No Man’s Land – A rookie cop goes undercover and infiltrates a car thief ring. (50% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1015196_no_mans_land

The Sicilian – Egocentric bandit Salvatore Giuliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence. (13% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sicilian

Nightflyers – Professor hires a spaceship to get to the source of weird signals from deep space. The trip is cut short however when the ship’s computer gets jealous because the captain is in love with one of the female passengers and it gets homicidal. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/nightflyers

Episode 100 with Mike Portnoy (85 Bands) and Nancy Wilson (Heart)

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Welcome to the Nothing Shocking Podcast. On the 100th episode of the podcast Eric and Bob take a look back at some of their favorite interviews and then bring you two A list interview in one podcast. Up first is Mike Portnoy formerly of Dream Theater currently with 85 other bands including Sons of Apollo. They’ve got a new album out now called “Psychotic Symphony” and it is an eclectic mix of all things hard and progressive rock. Then we’ve got Nancy Wilson of Heart who has a new band called Roadcase Royale with Liv Warfield of the New Power Generation. Roadcase Royale is literally a mixture of Heart and New Power Generation the band is made up of members of each band. They’ve got an album out called “First Things First” and it’s a fusion of rock, R&B and funk and it too is phenomenal. So please check out both bands and enjoy the podcast.

Check out Sons of Apollo here: http://www.sonsofapollo.com

Check out Roadcase Royale here: http://roadcaseroyale.com

Here’s more on Sons of Apollo

SONS OF APOLLO–former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force)—has just released the Vicente Cordero-directed video for “Lost In Oblivion” from their highly anticipated debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY.

Watch now here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG7hYazcfOw.

Released via InsideOutMusic / Sony, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. It was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater. Order it here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS.

As Portnoy exclaims, “I can’t believe it’s finally here!!! The SONS OF APOLLO debut album is finally OUT TODAY! This album has a little bit of something for everybody…Classic Rock, Metal, Prog…it’s a musical feast for the ears! To prime everybody for the release, we’re excited to debut the video for ‘Lost In Oblivion.’ This song is full-on energy, excitement and shred! From that crazy double bass drum pattern that took me forever to perfect, to the insane bass and guitar unisons throughout the song, to Jeff’s always-hooky chorus…this song is another great example of what this band is about.”

Stay tuned for news about SONS OF APOLLO first worldwide tour in 2018.

Here’s more on Roadcase Royale

Nancy Wilson, one of the founding members of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Heart, has teamed up with former Prince’s New Power Generation band member and R&B singer Liv Warfield to form the soulful, rock super group, Roadcase Royale.  The band will release their debut album, First Things First, this Friday, September 22, 2017.  The album was produced by fellow Roadcase Royale band member Dan Rothchild (Heart) along with the band.

Roadcase Royale has been busy doing press interviews and radio visits including NPR Weekend Edition, who recently interviewed Wilson, Billboard, who is premiering “The Dragon,” a song written for the late Alice In Chains frontman, Layne Staley before his death. Other press such as Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Sirius XM, and Associated Press. BackStory Events recently live streamed a Q&A with Wilson & Warfield via Guitar World – watch it HERE.  Earlier this year, Rolling Stone premiered the live performance video of their debut single “Get Loud” saying, “…the band builds a funky, nimble groove, led by Warfield’s soulful belting and the acoustic/electric guitar attack of Wilson and Prince protégé Ryan Waters.”  The video was shot by celebrated photographer, Neal Preston. Watch it HERE.  “Get Loud” with its laid-back groove, provides a solid acoustic and electric foundation for Warfield’s vocals – all about getting loud and standing up for women’s equality. “Get Loud” blends this important message with the group’s R&B and rock influences, resulting in a uniquely powerful track.

Roadcase Royale’s version of the Heart song “These Dreams” is featured in the new Aaron Sorkin film, Molly’s Game, starring Idris Elba, Jessica Chastain, and Kevin Costner. The film will make its official U.S. release nationwide on November 22, 2017.

“Roadcase Royale is a band I’ve always wanted to be in,” says Nancy Wilson. “We all write and create songs as a unit. It’s an inspired democracy. Liv and Ryan both bring a whole new level of magic to our new sound. I’m amazed after devoting my life to rock music how it now feels so brand new. That’s why our first album is called First Things First.”

The name of the band, Roadcase Royale came to the group during a backstage meeting they had last year.  Wilson said, “When I came up with the name Roadcase Royale it was an interesting symbol to me since the big heavy-duty road cases that our amps drums and guitars travel in are much like the musicians they accompany on the road. Strong and regal looking yet all scuffed up and dented, covered in funny stickers that tell the story of a crazy traveling circus.”

In addition to Wilson (guitar) and Warfield (vocals), Roadcase Royale features Ryan Waters (lead guitarist) along with Heart members Chris Joyner (keys), Dan Rothchild (bass), and Ben Smith (drums).

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Groundhog Day

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Coming Attractions/News:

The Last Jedi – Trailer
Stallone to write and direct Creed 2

New Movies

Happy Death Day – A college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity. (64% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/happy_death_day

The Foreigner – A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities. (57% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_foreigner_2017

Marshall – About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. (87% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/marshall

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and his mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character Wonder Woman, and the controversy the comic generated. (87% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/professor_marston_and_the_wonder_women

Only the Brave – Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. (100% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/only_the_brave_2017

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. (92% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_meyerowitz_stories

Undisputed Classic

Groundhog Day – A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (96% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/groundhog_day

Top Five: Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan movies

1987

Barfly – Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. (74% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/barfly

Deadly Illusion (AKA I Love You to Death) – A detective is framed for a murder he didn’t commit. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/deadly_illusion

Hello Marylou: Prom Night 2 – Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 senior prom, the tortured spirit of prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns to seek revenge. (30% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hello_mary_lou_prom_night_2

Hope and Glory – A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more of an adventure, a total upheaval of order, restrictions and discipline. The liberating effect of the war on the women left behind. And the joy when Hitler blows up your school. (94% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hope_and_glory

Weeds – A San Quentin inmate, sentenced to life without parole, writes a play that catches the interest of a reporter. (80% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/weeds

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