"September 30th and it's called “Radiance” and it’s a really cool record, I'm really happy and proud of it. Two songs have been released so far off of the album; “Radiance” which is the title track and it's a very heavy melodic track and then “Shine On” is kind of a barn-burner track. “Shine On” is the second single and it just came out last month and then prior to our show on September 7th at the Landis in Vineland; we are going to be releasing “Hypnotize Yourself” from the album and you're gonna hear all of that stuff live as well as four new songs live and four songs from our last album, you’ll hear all of it live.”
The Dead Daisies guitarist Doug Aldrich has spent time in a couple of bands which may sound familiar; unless of course you have no recollection of the '80s, which would be a shame because this former member of both Dio and Whitesnake has graced some of the largest stages in the world and is now very excited about the aforementioned new release from the band and their upcoming September 7 show at The Landis Theater in Vineland, NJ.
Armed with the new release and a new line-up due to front man and lead vocalist John Corabi being busy with Motley Cue, Aldrich says the band is stronger and more ready to rock than ever.
“Yeah, but it's all amicable, he is a brother for life" he began about Corabi's departure, "I don't think he's back with them entirely; I think it’s just something where he buried the hatchet with Nikki Sixx and it’s all good. So, yeah, Ben Grosse produced the new record and Ben is a great guy and he has done a really great job on it; it was really great working with Ben on the last album, “Holy Ground” and we wanted to make a record quickly and we know he did such a great job; we just made sure he was available and then we just got to it. So, now we have Glenn Hughes (DeepPurpleand Black Country Communion) on lead vocals and bass, John and Marco are no longer with us; Brian Tichy (WhitesnakeandForeigner) still on drums, David Lowy the founder of the band and myself on guitar and Glenn Hughes IS the voice of rock.”
This time around, the band is only doing a a short stint here in the U.S. after completing a strong and very successful run in Europe and with "Radiance" due out on September 30, Aldrich says they are leaving it all on the stage.
“Actually, it’s just three weeks of shows we’ve got the Landis, a couple shows in Virginia, we've got a show in Illinois, we’re playing in Portland Oregon and Seattle Washington, Los Angeles and we’ve got Enough’s Enough with us on this tour as well and in Los Angeles we’re going to have a special guest with us; Gilby-Clarke of Guns N’ Roses so, that's gonna be fun. The Jersey show is a very special, it’s a great venue and I really want to encourage everyone to come out and kick off the Fall and it's kind of a hometown gig for me and Brian Tichy. I grew-up in the Philadelphia area and Brian grew up in Jersey. I'm gonna have a bunch of friends out so I can't wait to see everybody and the Landis has a great staff, the sound is killer and yeah, it’s gonna be awesome. Our shows run around 90 minutes plus maybe more and that’s if they can get us off stage; it's usually around 90 minutes and we're gonna play all this stuff as well as the favorites.”
Not too long ago, the group released their version of Grand Funk Railroad's, "We're An American Band" which excited audiences all over the globe; will we be hearing any new versions of old tunes this tour and how do they write their material these days?
“I’m not sure if we’ll be playing that song," Aldrich said hesitantly. "I'm not sure but we're very excited about the set and mainly featuring the new album and the last album with Glenn. Glenn and I usually start the basic foundation and David Lowy had a couple of riffs that I was really excited about so I helped him round those off and then gave them to Glenn and he topped and tailed them. So, it’s really the three of us that are doing it and then Brian came in and Brian just brings everything up a notch. He's one of those players that basically makes anything and any song he's on a better sounding song because of him. So, he's a big part of the sound you’re going to hear on the album.”
That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON!
This week's event listings
Al's Airport Inn 636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton (609) 883-5252 Thurs. 5 p.m. Johnathan Savage Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Joe Hutchinson Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay Wed. 7 p.m. Mark SaccoAristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Beth Arnold Gilbert Sat. 3 p.m. Brieann Wall Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Faraway GuysBill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Fri. 7 p.m. Thrown Together Sat. 7 p.m. Black Brant Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Tues. 7 p.m. Backyard Singer Songwriter Night Hosted by Mario & Frank Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke Ages 21+ Blue Bottle Cafe 101 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 333-1710 Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot Bordentown Elks 11 Amboy Road Bordentown (609) 298-2085 Sat. 7 p.m. UWC Pro Wrestling. $17 ($5 Kids ages 5 and under), doors open at 6:30 p.m. Boro Bean 9 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 466-6681 Sat. 11 a.m. John AbbottBowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Fermenters Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFourBroken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook Fri. 8:30 p.m. "First Friday" w/ Cara Cartney Sat. 8:30 p.m. "First Saturday" w/ Bridge Beat Duo Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous Jolly Bucks On Bridge 25 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 483-2615 Thurs. 5 p.m. Tod "The Mod" Ellis "The Lovable Loser" Burlington County Fairgrounds and Pavillion 1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Road Columbus (609) 265-5858 Wed. 7 p.m. Country Dancing Candlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5 Sat. 3 p.m. Peter Lin. $20 Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 538-0808 Fri. 6:30 p.m. The Riverdogs w/ Justin LoveCOARadio.com 125 South Main Street Hightstown (609) 241-7103 Fri. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues" Sat. 3 p.m. “Rock On Radio Indie Hour” Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Way Past MidnightCooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs.7 p.m.) Jukebox Graveyard (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ages 21+ Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" w/ Jerry Monk (8 p.m.) The Launch Sat. 9 p.m. "Back 2 School Party" Sun. 11 a.m. "Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5 All Events Ages 21+Cream Ridge Winery 145 Route 539 Cream Ridge (609) 259-9797 Fri. 7 p.m. Friday Music Nights $5, Ages 21+ (Monies collected go to a local charity) Sun. 6 p.m. Harvest Hootenanny Farm to Table Dinner Crossing Vineyard and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA (215) 493-6500 Sat. (1:30 p.m.) Jim Nelson (2 p.m. outdoors) Julia Melito Sun. 2 p.m. Bunny BarnesCross Pollination Gallery 2 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 213-6734 Fri. 5 p.m. "Friday Happy Hour." (Talk art, wine and musicians who bring instruments) Sat. 6 p.m. "Fourth Year Anniversary Celebration" Curran’s Irish Inn 1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 245-1800 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Sat. 9 p.m. Old School Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo Dacey's Pub 215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-4838 Fri. 6 p.m. Acoustic Music Night Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo Dadz Bar and Grill 744 Main Street Lumberton (609)267-4344 Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix Fri. 8 p.m. The Shaykz Sat. 9 p.m. Mike Zombie's: "Nice Guys Finish First" Album Release Party. $10 Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson Wed. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Poker Night Eddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. 8:30 p.m. David Ciccerelli Sat. 8:30 p.m. Rondi James Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DanEscape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Fri. 6 p.m. Big Country Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Forsgate Country Club 375 Forsgate Drive Monroe (732) 521-0700 Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday" (TBA) Sat. 7:30 p.m. Saturday Night Dance Party w/ Sun. 12 p.m. "Sunday Funday" Labor Day Pool Party & BBQFriendly's 1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville (609) 426-9203 Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise NightGleason's Bar 6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-4781 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night” Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice ProductionsGreen Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio 240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA (215) 504-7277 Fri. 8 p.m. Johnny Phatt Sat. 8 p.m. Dion PaciHamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Havana New Hope 105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. (215) 862-9897 Thurs. 7 p.m. Funk & Blues Jam Hosted by The Slidewinder Blues Band Fri. 9:30 p.m DJ Dance Party Sat. 9:30 p.m DJ Dance Party Sun. 1 p.m. Midnight Sun Orchestra Mon.11 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo Hopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Brian Erickson Sat. (1 p.m.) Just Us (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Craig Leach Group Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Oliver Dagum Mon. 1:30 p.m. Winery CatzHurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (267) 914-4517 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ John W. Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice Tues. 8 p.m. Aaron Quarterman Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiacco Il Portico Restorante Italiano 273 West Route 130 South Burlington (609) 239-1000 Fri. / Sat. 6:30 p.m. Live Music (TBA) Irish Rover Station House 1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA (215) 970-5412 Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Iron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Frank & Mario Sat. 6:30 p.m. Bud Belviso & John Bastiani Sun. 2 p.m. Bob OIron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room 61 High Street Mt. Holly (732) 306-9111 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends Ivy Tavern 3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton (609) 888-1435 Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke Sun. 8 p.m. Karaoke Latinos / Ladies Night All shows 21+ John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Fri. 9:30 p.m. Awen Family Band w/ Kevin Rovner Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m.) Tues. 7 p.m. Drunken Prayer Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational All shows 21+Killarney's Publick House 1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 586-1166 Thurs. (5 p.m.) Ken & Rich (9 p.m.) Electric Stingray Sat. (7 p.m.) (7:30 p.m.) "Guinness Glass Etching" (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G Sun. (11 a.m.) Sunday Brunch w/ Laurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Sat. (1 p.m.) Florian Schantz Jazz Combo (7 p.m.) Country Line DancingLogan Inn 10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2300 Thurs. 7 p.m. Ryan Shubert Fri. 8 p.m. Keith Franklin Jazz Group Sat. 8 p.m. Kat Rivers Duo Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch feat. Magikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Makefield Highlands Golf Club 1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA (215) 321-7000 Fri. 5 p.m. Strange Brew CrewMarie's Kozy Korner 111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 943-3131 Fri. 7 p.m. Casey & Lisa McGuinn's Place 1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence (609) 392-0599 Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke Ages 21+ McStews Irish Sports Pub 5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 949-9570 Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night Wed. 7 p.m. PokerMercer County Park (Boathouse at Mercer Lake) 334 South Post Road West Windsor (866) 683-3586 Thurs. 5 p.m. Kindred Spirit Millhill Basement 300 S. Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Fri. 8 p.m. The Successful Failures, Drunken Prayer Music Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. "Crazy For You" Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "Crazy For You" Sun. 3 p.m. "Crazy For You" All Shows Require Masks for the UnvaccinatedNaked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaNew Hope Winery / Tavern 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Fri. 5 p.m. Roger & John Sat. 1 p.m. Laurie Vosburg Sun. 1 p.m. Stranger ThingsNewtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Fri. 6 p.m. Nick Mich Sat. 6 p.m. John Rodden Nick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-5151 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. Journey Tribute w/ "Highway Run" Sun. 4 p.m. Matt MassNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Danny Coleman’s Rock On Radio “Happy Hour” Hosted by Danny Coleman feat. Music by Rob Silvers (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9:30 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd Ages 21+Old Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Palmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 6 p.m. Dueling Piano Night w/ Flying Ivories Fri. 8 p.m. Movie Nights On The Green: Sat. 12 p.m. “Summer Music Series" feat. Carm & Jim Sun 12 p.m./4 p.m. "Skating On the Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) Patriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night Randy Now's Man Cave 119 West Ward Street Hightstown (609) 424-3766 Sat. 7 p.m. An Evening with Steve Wynn. $25-$100Revere Restaurant 802 River Road Ewing (609) 882-6365 Thurs. 6 p.m. Bad HombresRiver House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Pentley Holmes (7 p.m.) Cara Cartney Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Joanna Caruso (7 p.m.) Andrea Calson Duo Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Alex Otey (5:30 p.m.) Greg McGarvey (7 p.m.) Bob Egan Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Neil Podgurski (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew Mon. 7 p.m. Scott Gurney Tues. 7 p.m. Lorenzo Branca Wed. 7 p.m. Gina CorsoSaint Mark United Methodist Church 465 Paxson Avenue Hamilton Square (609) 587-1286 Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill WieszczekSecond Sin Brewing Company 1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA (267) 812-5251 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Shady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA (215) 968-1670 Fri. 6:30 p.m. "Summer unWINEd Concert Series" feat. Joe Rebl Band Sun. 10 a.m. Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe Small World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 5:30 p.m. Damsel, Study Group, Molly Trueman Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden 4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-2321 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney Tues. 8 p.m. Johnny BetzSteam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA (215) 942-6468 Sat. 10 p.m. DJ ErnestoTaps Sports Bar 4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA (215) 486-7862 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by PaulaTara's Tavern 1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown (609) 286-2300 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G Sat. 9 p.m. Amptons Temperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton (609) 924-2310 Fri. 12 p.m. "Sips & Sounds Friday" feat. (5 p.m.) Kindred Spirit Duo Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Barbara Lin Band Sun.1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Bill O'Neal & George ZeinowiczTGI Fridays 780 Route 130 South Hamilton (609) 581-6910 Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy GTGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Fri. 6 p.m. Veronica KoleThe Buck Hotel 1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA (215) 396-2002 Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo The Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Sat. 9 p.m. ShamelessThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin Sun.2 p.m. Gerry TimlinThe Federal Twist Vineyard 8 Federal Twist Road Stockton (609) 773-6066 Sat. 2 p.m. Rob Violo Sun. 2 p.m. Michael MontemurroThe Five Four Bar & Grill 8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 547-5525 Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w. Chris BenedettiThe HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment Tues 7 p.m. Music BingoThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Fri. 9 p.m. Talking In Cursive Sat. 9 p.m. Mr. Jones Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' Ron The Morrisville Tavern 376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-5310 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia NightThe Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer Fri. 8 p.m. Off R Rockerz Sat. 8 p.m. Even Odds Wed. 6 p.m. Joe VadalaThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch Project Sat. 8 p.m. Well StrungThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Sat. 8 p.m. Cosmic Jerry Band. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.Thomas Sweet Ice Cream 183 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 683-8720 Fri. 7 p.m. BacktrackTir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Fri. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" All Shows 21+ Trenton Elks Lodge #105 42 Decou Avenue West Trenton (609) 771-0105 Thurs. 6 p.m. "Family Fun Night"Trenton Social 449 South Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday" Sat. 8 p.m. Live Music (TBA) Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.)Under The Moon 23 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 397-1710 Fri. 6 p.m. Lia Menaker Sat. (12:30 p.m.) MG3 (6 p.m.) Max Rogers Wed. 5:30 p.m. Robin Clabby Vault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Suzette Ortix Latin EnsembleWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Vinny Rugnella ofThe Backbeat Sun. 1 p.m. Justin LoveWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues" Yankee Doodle Tap Room 10 Palmer Square Princeton (609) 921-7500 Thurs. 7 p.m. Patrick Murphy Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.