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Jim Peterik "Through The Eye Of The Tiger"


As the founding member of Survivor and co-writer of one of the most inspirational songs in rock history, Jim Peterik easily fits into the category of “rock star.” But a closer look at Peterik’s life and career reveal that he is anything but your typical rock star. Forgoing a life of meaningless sex and drugs, Peterik married his high school sweetheart and focused on the music, becoming one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation.

Here, for the first time, Peterik shares the stories behind his iconic songs—from touring with Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin on the heels of the Ides of March number one classic “Vehicle” to his Grammy-winning, triple platinum “Eye of the Tiger” with Survivor and beyond. He explores the often torturous power struggles within the band contrasted by the giddy highs that accompany a trail of worldwide hits. Peterik has also co-written songs with some of the most famous bands and artists in rock-and-roll, including 38 Special (Rockin’ Into the Night, Caught Up In You, Hold On Loosely), Sammy Hagar (Heavy Metal), Brian Wilson, The Doobie Brothers, REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick, the platinum comeback of The Beach Boys (That’s Why God Made the Radio), and many more.

Through the Eye of the Tiger is more than just a memoir of a songwriting legend; it’s a classic rock-and-roll story, told through the eyes of someone who has lived through it all- and through the Eye Of The Tiger.

Diana Krall "Wallflower"


Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall will release her new studio album on Verve Records on September 9. The new release is entitled Wallflower and is a collection of songs from the late 60 s to present day that inspired Krall in her early years. Produced by 16-time Grammy® Award-winning producer David Foster, the album finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of all time.

"It was a nice change for me to be in the vocal booth with pretty much only David's superb piano accompaniment and orchestrations," said Diana Krall.

Diana Krall s unique artistry has not only made her one of the most recognizable artists of modern jazz but it has also transcended any one particular style of music. Krall has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist in the last 30 years, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her generation. The new album is the next chapter in her incredible songbook, bringing her signature style to some of the greatest songs of our time, including The Eagles Desperado, The Mamas & The Papas California Dreamin, Elton John s, Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, and Harry Nilsson s Everybody s Talkin , amongst others.

The songs Diana performs on this album are the ones she grew up hearing on the radio and listening to on vinyl, said David Foster. What makes this album so special is the way Diana re-imagines each tune and the way she puts her heart and soul into every syllable.

The new album marks Krall s first studio effort since 2012's "Glad Rag Doll," produced by T Bone Burnett, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Jazz Albums chart. Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, she has won five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and has also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums.

Robbie Dupree "In God's Country"


Robbie's brand new single, In God's Country, is available now for pre-order on iTunes. Be the first to hear it before the official release date of September 2. In God’s Country features outstanding performances by Christopher Cross, Jeff Pevar, Tony Levin, Doug Yowell and Thad DeBrock. The song is rich in atmosphere as it paints a cinematic picture of changing times with powerful images, both lyrically and musically.

Produced by Robbie Dupree and Julie Last.

Loverboy "Unfinished Business"


”Unfinished Business” is an apt title for the much anticipated collection of recordings from the iconic multi-platinum rock band Loverboy – 10 songs patiently waiting, some for decades, to be completed. The recordings range from “Come Undone,” written by Paul Dean while living in Toronto 40 years ago, long before he met vocalist Mike Reno and joined forces to form the soon-to-be legendary group, to the Chuck Berry-influenced “Doin’ It the Hard Way,” featuring Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve on bass. The song was penned by Dean during a brief stint replacing Randy Bachman in Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Completing the recording took Dean to Raleigh NC, the current city of choice of drummer Matt Frenette, where they recorded the last 3 tracks in a friend’s home studio. “We practically lived at Little Mountain Studios for 6 months (referring to the “Lovin Every Minute” album sessions), but it’s a new world. I do everything on my laptop now. Way better!” enthuses Dean.

“These are tracks we’d recorded over the years, and we just decided to complete them and release the album to show our appreciation to the fans who have supported us all this time,” says Dean. It was released worldwide July 15 by Redeye Distribution on all major digital and brick-and-mortar retailers


Al Jarreau "My Old Friend"


Al Jarreau and George Duke were friends long before they became household names. They began playing together in the mid-1960's in San Francisco as Al Jarreau and the George Duke Trio. The successes of these performances are what helped to launch both their careers. George's tragic passing in August, 2013, inspired Al to record this loving tribute to his longtime friend.

With the exception of the fitting title track composed by Jarreau, all the tunes were written by George. Guest artists/collaborators include Gerald Albright, Stanley Clarke, Dr. John, Lalah Hathaway, Boney James, Marcus Miller, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dianne Reeves and Patrice Rushen. There's even a song with George Duke playing on it!

Reed Turner "Ghosts In The Attic"


Reed Turner’s wandering spirit has led him to live and travel all over the country, but it wasn’t until he returned home to Austin, TX, that he found his true voice; one that is simple yet evocative, intimate but universal, and ultimately true. People are taking notice - CMA’s official magazine named him one of their Top 20 “Who New to Watch in 2013”, and he followed that up by winning the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour Competition.

On his newest album, "Ghosts In The Attic", Turner lends his voice to songs that run the stylistic gamut, while staying grounded in the Americana roots he’s become known for. The gorgeous new album has received much critical acclaim, with one reviewer writing that Turner has “Americana poetry one might expect from the lyrics of The Avett Brothers, and an entrancing intimacy reminiscent of Jeff Buckley". His hometown newspaper, The Austin-American Statesman, adds that Turner is "a star in waiting".

Fans are noticing too. He’s been selling out such legendary Texas venues as Stubb's BBQ and The Cactus Cafe, and the buzz has led to a year of sharing stages with national touring acts such as Gary Clark Jr, Will Hoge, Joe Pug and Jessica Lea Mayfield. Whether he’s carrying on the wandering troubadour tradition or inhabiting the familiar stages of his hometown, Turner is, indeed, a storyteller. And it’s time he let these "ghost" stories loose.

Thanks to Peter Holmstedt at Hemifran


Sister Speak "Rise Up For Love"


The year of 2014 marks the long-anticipated release of Sister Speak’s debut album ‘Rise Up For Love.’ With two Grammy Award-winning engineers on the board – producer-engineer Alan Sanderson (Fiona Apple, Rolling Stones) and mastering engineer Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys), the album has received rave reviews by press and fans alike.

Led by Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Sherri Anne, Sister Speak combines captivating vocal melodies and rootsy guitar stylings with dynamic rythm and driving beats. After a five-year sojourn in Chicago, it was a Missy Higgins concert in 2007 that inspired Sherri Anne to no end to pursue music and set her on course. Within days she began to book shows, within months national tours – many without a car, which eventually landed her in San Diego where Sister Speak was formed. The vision - A collaboration of musicians in support of the expression of the female voice. The sunny city welcomed Sister Speak with a ‘Best New Artist’ nomination at the 2011 San Diego Music Awards.

In 2012 an injury brought Sherri Anne back to her homeland, British Columbia, where she rest in recovery unable to walk or perform live for two months – It was then that she wrote the majority of the ‘Rise Up For Love’ album. Upon her return to San Diego, Anne and fellow Canadian Lisa Viegas (drummer), fully delved into California‘s music scene, where they began to collaborate with current bandmates Tolan Shaw (vocals, lead guitar) and later Jacob Miranda (bass). Over the next year Sister Speak‘s rootsy-rock sound truly came to life and their debut album was born.

‘Rise Up For Love’ kicks off with edgy lead track "Chicago Dream", the most widely aired track since the album‘s recent release. The story then moves into “beautiful, Americana-tinged harmonies and gutsy, soul-strung lyrics” with "Goodbye My Lover" and "Lady Love". The grittier side of Sister Speak lets loose in "Mirror (II)", followed by epic title track, "Rise Up For Love". Sherri Anne’s softer folk side peers into solo track "Comin’ Back", which carries nicely into "Mountain Song’s" bluesy slide guitar riffs. "Say You Will" is well worth the wait with a gut-wrenching vocal performance and driving rhythm section. Honestly’s catchy hooks and genuine lyrics give the album a sense of closure while leaving the listener longing for more.

Having toured nationally (over 100 shows a year), Sister Speak has opened for major artists Air Supply and Henry Kapono, and headined top venues throughout the USA. NBC recently named Sherri Anne one of San Diego’s top 9 rhythm guitarists, with the album being a “solid, riveting testament”. The year of 2014 brings steady touring throughout North America and the international release of ‘Rise Up For Love’.

Thanks to Peter Holmstedt at Hemifran

AOR "L.A. Connection"


In 2014 Frédéric Slama’ s AOR project is back with lucky number 13th, with a new album called « L.A Connection », featuring a fantastic list of guests such as Tommy Denander (Radioactive, Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper), Bill Champlin (Chicago), Paul Sabu (Only Child, Kidd Glove), Jeff Paris, Sherwood Ball (Jay Graydon), David Forbes (Boulevard), Rick Riso, Philip Bardowell (Places Of Power, Unruly Child), Bob Harris (Axe), Tamara Champlin & many others. For this 13th album, AOR is flirting with heavier territories with songs reminiscent of Foreigner, Giant, Journey & Toto.