MEMBERS OF CHRIS CORNELL AND STEVE VAI BAND JOIN PAN ROCKS TRIBUTE TO RUSH

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS)  — NOVEMBER 27, 2018 — Steel Drum Orchestra, Pan Rocks” is headed to the studio the end of November to record its tribute to RUSH. Modern Prog-Rock drum legend Mike Portnoy (Sons Of ApolloWinery Dogs) will handle the drumming duties. Guitarist Pete Thorn (Chris Cornell) and Bassist Phillip Bynoe (Steve Vai)will round out the band.

Mike Portnoy

“We’ve got an amazing band lined up”, says producer Matt Starr, “this is the perfect lineup to pay tribute to the mighty RUSH.”

Pan Rocks is a 50 to 100 plus piece steel drum orchestra,founded by rock steelpannist Tracy Thornton. The RUSH recording is a follow up to the 2017 Pan Rocks Project, LAwhich featured the music of Led Zeppelin, KISS, and Jane’s Addiction, all performed by the steel drum orchestra and a band consisting of Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Sons Of Apollo),Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction, Porno for Pyros), TraciiGuns (L.A. Guns), and Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad). 

Thornton has once again called on Matt Starr (Mr. Big, Ace Frehleyto produce the new project. “I’m grateful to have the opportunity to help Tracy realize his vision for this amazing project,” says Starr. “Hearing 50 steel pan drummers play RUSH is just mind blowing. I can’t wait for everyone else experience it.” 

Pan Rocks has partnered with Pledge Music for itscrowdfunding campaign. For more information, and to helpsupport the projectvisit www.pledgemusic.com/projects/panrocksrush

The Pan Rocks Orchestra is made up of steel pannists from around the world. “I’excited to have the opportunity to celebrate the music of RUSH, the band that inspired me to become a musician in the first place,” said Tracy Thornton. “Our crowdfunding campaign will give the fans an opportunity to get involved. Plus, we have some very cool, interactive, and exclusive rewards planned.” 

Regarding the future of the project, Thornton says, “My goal is to keep pushing the boundaries and highlighting the capabilities of steelpan instrument in the rock and roll genre, and reach more music enthusiasts. Ultimately, we are working towards a touring show with both Western and traditional Trinidadian Carnival elements.” 

The recording will take place at El Dorado Studios in Los Angeles. The project will be mixed by Smiley Sean (APC,Mötley Crüe), and mastered by Grammy Award Winning Mastering Engineer Dave Collins (Metallica, The Police)

For updatesvisit www.facebook.com/panrocksshow and www.panrocksrush.com.

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

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ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT CELEBRATES “GLAM-A-RAMA” THEMED CONCERT EVENT

(Hollywood, California)  Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running free weekly show presents a unique concert event called “Glam-A-Rama” this coming Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at The Whisky A Go Go. The show is free to anyone 21 and over.

Designed to recall the height of 1970’s Glam Rock period and will feature songs, bands, and artists with an entwined connection to the period.

Featured performers include The Sweet. Led by Steve Priest, the band created worldwide hits such as “Ballroom Blitz”, “Fox on the Run” and “Love is Like Oxygen” that became anthems of the era. Also participating will be Don Bolles from 70’s era band The Germs who will act as the evening’s DJ spinning songs between live music segments.

The night will feature artists from numerous bands including modern glam-influenced artist Beck Black of the Linda Perryproduced band JYNX; premiere tribute artists RG Stewart who portrays Rod Stewart, Julian Shah-Tayler who portrays David Bowie, and Kenny Metcalf who portrays Elton John.

With a goal of literally re-creating a 70’s era theme club, the night will be presented as a total concert experience giving the audience the feeling that they’ve stepped completely back-in-time.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in Glam era clothing and makeup, and various prizes will be awarded to those who do.

Dustin Brown

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Tis the Season of Gratitude & Giving!

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS)  — NOVEMBER 26, 2018 — Two members of our musical family: Robbie Gennet & Heather Lounsbury have been victims of the Woolsley Fire. Both have lost everything that they own! We’d like to help them to to rebuild their lives. We’re setting up donation boxes for them.
 
Wednesday November 28th, 2018 at our Soundcheck Live Show located at Lucky Strike Live. We’re asking for donations in the form of cash or gift cards. Both Heather & Robbie are very kind and wonderful people who have given their time to entertain us on countless occasions. Robbie & Heather both will be performing at our Soundcheck Live show this coming week.
 
Below are their Go Fund me links in case you can’t make it to the show.
No amount is too small. THANK YOU!
Heather Lou (R)

Heather Lounsbury (aka Heather Lou) had literally just moved into her dream home just a few days before the fire broke out she lost everything in the fire! Heather is the lead vocalist for Blonde Day & No Duh is an incredible performer! She doesn’t just sing, she  

gives all of herself to her audience. She’s one of the sweetest people your ever know! She is both beautiful, smart and so giving as an artist. Thru all of this she is been keeping her amazing spirit on a high note.
 
Heather shops at: Bed, Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, Target, Guitar Center, Amazon, Bloomingdales & Sephora. She likes to shop at local stores too: Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic, The Room at the Beach shop in Malibu Country Mart, Bu Beach House at Trancas
Vintage Mart. 
 
Heather Lou’s Go Fund Me Link:  .https://www.gofundme.com/maswkw-15000..
 
Robbie Gennet

Robbie Gennet has performed with Everclear & Lisa Marie Presley. He is a multi-instrumentalist who’s is also an accomplished solo artist. Robbie is a family man with two young sons ages 2 and 7 along with his very sweet girlfriend, Liz who were all living together before they lost everything. Robbie is a fun loving great guy and has been extremely positive given his situation.

 
 
Robbie’s shops at: Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Guitar Center, Trader Joes, Amazon, Amoeba.
 
Robbie Gennet’s Go Fund Me Link: https://www.gofundme.com/lets-donate-to-help-r-gennet
           
Dustin Brown

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MC Dirty D Debuts California Bitches

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — NOVEMBER 26, 2018 — California Bitches is the latest rap project from up and coming indie horror movie director, Dustin Ferguson. A quick check of his IMDb shows that’s he’s known for producing, directing, and editing sequels and remakes of old horror films like “Sleepaway Camp”. Dirty D is Dustin’s MC persona.  Dustin says that although California Bitches may sound misogynist,  the lyrics are a metaphor.

MC Dirty D

The title track comes right out and calls  California Bitches “witches”. If one is to not take the lyrics seriously, it seems that Dirty D is using exaggeration for effect.  This is a rap song with  “Old Skool Beats, New Skool Beats, What’s the difference? Same to me” in sotto voce playing in the background.  This track really comes to life in the remix.  Track 10 reassembles California Bitches with a funky bass and guitar intro. Dirty D’s raps are tight! Track 11 remixes California Bitches into a trippy remix that is almost unrecognizable.

The track called, “Can’t Stop Me Now” is fun! I can hear Dirty D in the mix rapping about his successes. The layered synthesizers are backed by the drum machines and the vocal samples.

Track 6 is “Nasty”. Dirty D is smoking blunts, and rapping to the people who have pissed him off. This is ghetto rap for the Indie Horror set! It’s meant to be fun while going dangerously close to sounding misogynist. If you’ve ever had a chance to watch a slasher film, you’ll see a similar air of disregard for politcal correctness. Dirty D fits in with the Post Malone era of rapping to a subset who are in on the joke. While some may see the lyrics as derogatory, Dirty D produces this music to express his sardonic view on California.

Here’s a recent video from Dirty D

You can buy your physical copy of the CD by sending $10 (+$5 U.S. S/H or $10 Non-U.S.) PayPal to: RetroHorrorRemix@gmail.com

Dustin Brown

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