Dirt - Tuesday, Apr 09

Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen, Jon Larsen and Rob Caggiano will be sitting in the hardDrive studios today and I am so excited!  The new Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies album is OUTSTANDING!   So happy to be sitting down with this team!  And that album is only ONE  of several out today!   Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones, Part 2, Drowning Pool Resilience (listen to a stream here) &  Device‘s self titled debut!    Please support the new rock!….Speaking of rock, Kid Rock has announced the details of a summer U.S. tour for which all tickets will cost just $20. Rock is also working to lower prices on everything from parking to beer to merchandise at every show in every city. The trek begins on June 28th in Bristow, Virginia and winds down on September 15th in Tampa, Florida. Tickets go on sale to the public in selected markets beginning Friday (April 12th) on LiveNation.com.  Rock said, “Everyone knows the economy is still hurting people across the country, but I didn’t want that to be a reason why everyone couldn’t get out and enjoy themselves on a summer night. So we’re going to throw the biggest and best party ever, with prices across the board that are reasonable and transparent. No hidden fees, no gimmicks. We’re not sparing any expense on this tour, we’re going over the top as always, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to ask the fans to pay more.”  Support on the trek will come from ZZ Top, Kool And The Gang and Uncle Kracker depending on the show. Find all the dates on the Road Rage page…..The fine folks at Shiprocked announced the dates for their next cruise, on the Norwegian Pearl!  The ultra-modern boat leaves Miami Jan 26th and sails to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.  Ah, I can feel the salt air on my face already!  Bands will be announced in the coming weeks! Check it out, it’s a blast!  For more:  hit the website www.getshiprocked.comIn This Moment posted the video for “Adrenalize” and it’s stea-my!   Check it out here and look for them on tour with Stone Sour as we speak!……Listened to the new Queens of the Stone Age track, “My God is the Sun.”   The band  has set June 4th as the release date for their sixth studio album, . . . Like Clockwork.  The Queens’ first CD since 2007′s Era Vulgaris features guest drumming from Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl as well as appearances from Sir Elton John, ex-Screaming Trees frontman/occasional Queens vocalist Mark Lanegan as well as former Queens bassist Nick Oliveri. (I guess they kissed and made up!) Hoping to get Joshua on the hotLine soon!…..Happy 44th today to Kevin Martin of Candlebox/The Gracious Few  and Happy 36th to Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance.

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