HOTPRESS EMAIL JULY 2005 from Frank Cronin
Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister has been hospitalised in Germany suffering from dehydration and exhaustion. The British rocker known to produce no less than 126 decibels during live shows, has been ordered by doctors to take it easy, forcing Motorhead to cancel a handful of European gigs. "When you're dealing with a warhorse like Lemmy, it's not easy to discuss typical normal healthy things, such as a balanced diet and proper fluid intake," Motorhead manager Todd Singerman explained in a statement. The band's drummer, Mikkey Dee, said: "I'm having to drink eight bottles of Gatorade as well as water just to get through these shows. I'm close to passing out, and there's Lemmy sweating his ass off, drinking his Jack and Coke." The statement denies there is anything more serious to Lemmy's physical health than exhaustion. "The simple truth is Lemmy's the classic rock-and-roll juggernaut who has proudly defied human logic for decades," the band's manager stated. "But even juggernauts need a bit of maintenance once in a while." www.imotorhead.com --- The Radiators Get-together (Plan 2)! Registered users of Rads.tv are having get-together number 2, come meet them on: July 16th, The Radiators (Plan 9), website members get-together with some band members, Porterhouse Temple Bar, 3pm All 'REGISTERED USERS' of The Radiators website are welcome to attend an informal chat with some band members. Get the low-down on the Croker gig and what's yet to come from the Rads! www.theradiators.tv --- Weezer confirm Dublin date Weezer have confirmed that they will play at Dublin’s Point Theatre on August 24. It will be only the second gig that the Los Angeles punk-poppers have played in Ireland. They made their debut at Vicar Street in June, as part of the Bud Rising Music Festival. The concert sold out in just one minute. Weezer exploded onto the scene over a decade ago, with the release of their double- platinum self-titled debut album in 1994. They have released four albums since then, including this year’s Make Believe. The concert will be a great opportunity to hear classics like ‘Buddy Holly’ and ‘Only In Dreams’ in the live setting. Tickets for the gig go on sale at 9am on Friday July 8, priced €38.50 (including booking fee). www.weezer.com --- Shamo Return To Dublin! Sham 69, those cockney cowboys are destined for a Temple Bar Music Centre show in Aug/September. www.sham69.com --- UPCOMING GIGS: *** 16.07.05 THE RADIATORS(Plan 9), website members get-together with band, Porterhouse Temple Bar, 3pm All 'REGISTERED USERS' of The Radiators website are welcome to attend an informal chat with some band members. So if you are interested but you are not registered, point your browser to ... www.theradiators.tv *** 17.07.05 THE GURRIERS + Dead Girls And Boys, Eamon Dorans www.thegurriers.com *** 18.07.05 THE TRAINS + support, Voodoo Lounge *** 23.07.05 DEAD GIRLS AND BOYS + support, JD Sessions, Whelans, 8pm, 8euro *** 30.07.05 THE TRAINS, Morfest, Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly *** 31.07.05 THE TRAINS, Buzz's Bar, Carlow www.thetrains.net *** 07.08.05 PRESIDENTS OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA + Guests, Spring & Airbrake, Belfast, 9pm *** 08.08.05 PRESIDENTS OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA + Guests, TBMC, 7pm, 20.00euro Presidents Of The United States Re-united absurdist alternative-rockers Presidents Of The United States have announced that they will be playing two Irish dates this August. The Presidents reached the Billboard Top 10 with their self-titled debut album in 1995, but split up shortly after releasing its follow-up II in 1997. The band recently re- united, and have a new album due in the near future. http://www.presidentsrock.com/ *** 10.08.05 MARKY RAMONE, Antiproduct, The Dangerfields, Limelight, 9pm *** 11.08.05 MARKY RAMONE, Antiproduct, The Dangerfields, Voodoo, 8.00pm, 16.50euro Marky Ramone, talk on History of Punk, Ramones, plus Q + A session Marky Ramone + the Anti-Ramones live set, Antiproduct live set, The Dangerfields live set. MARKY RAMONE spits it out ! The incredible story of the band that invented Punk Rock and changed the face of the music scene forever, as told by the man who brought the drum beat. Marky Ramone delivers a no-holds barred tale of how 4 kids from Forest Hills in Queens New York turned the rock world upside down, from ' Teenage Lobotomy ' ,' I wanna be sedated' to ' Rock N Roll High School ' . Complete with behind the scenes anecdotes, tales from around the globe and tons of incredible, high energy, rare and never before seen concert footage, Question and Answer session, Autographs, Photos and more !! Plus Full RAMONES live set featuring Marky and Antiproduct. The Ramones movie/rockumentary "End of the Century" is being re-released in cinemas here in September. www.ramones.com / www.antiproduct.com / www.dangerfields.com / www.tickets.ie *** 14.08.05 THE DEAD PETS + Guests, Voodoo, 8pm Those of you who are fans of Channel 4's 'Faking It' programme should remember 'The Dead Pets', their lead singer pulled a blinder by conducting an orchestra, arguably one of the best reality TV slots ever aired, don't expect the same at this show! http://www.myspace.com/thedeadpets *** 19.08.05 PARANOID VISIONS, album launch, Tower Records, Wicklow Street, 6pm, FREE, All-Ages http://www.southern.com/southern/band/PVISI/biog.html *** 19.08.05 PHIL LYNOTT statue unveiling - Harry Street corner of Grafton Street, 8-9pm The Thin Lizzy legend is to be immortalised in a bronze statue on Dublin's predestrian shopping street. August 19 promises to be a red letter day for Philip Lynott aficionados as a lifesize bronze statue of the legendary Thin Lizzy man is unveiled in Dublin’s Grafton Street. A joint initiative between Dublin City Council and the Roisin Dubh Trust, the early evening ceremony will be followed by a ticket-only celebration, which is expected to attract Philo fans from all over the world. The festivities take place on the eve of what would have been his 56th birthday, and the street where he shot the famous ‘Old Town’ video. www.roisindubh.info/unveiling.htm *** 20.08.05 TRIBUTE TO PHILO, Point, 6pm, 59.50 - 79.50euro The boy is very much back in town on August 20 when a slew of Phil Lynott’s friends and admirers gather for the mother of all tribute concerts in The Point. Timed to coincide with the unveiling of a Philo statue in Grafton Street, the bill includes – deep breath! – Gary Moore, Eric Bell, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Brian Robertson, Brush Shiels, Wheatus, Therapy?, Biffy Clyro, Skye, Nutonic, Johnny Fean, Jack L, Danielle Pfiffner, Jason Swindle, Alaska Lyle and others still to be announced. The bash is being organised by the Roisin Dubh Trust who are also putting together a Thin Lizzy covers album featuring Mundy, Declan O’Rourke, Damien Dempsey, Picturehouse, Blink, Q, Halite, Saucy Monky, Scott Maher, Silver Addictive, David Hopkins, Neil White, Liam Merriman, Sundogs, Colm Heaney, Duped, Jenny Lindfors, Steafan Hanvey and Salthouse. Speaking about the forthcoming concert, Gary Moore said: "I'm taking part in the concert, out of my deep respect for Philip." The Statue Unveiling Tribute To The Life & Music Of Philip Lynott, Aug 19th, Grafton Street. www.roisindubh.info *** 20.08.05 PARANOID VISIONS (’Outside In’ album launch) + Guests, Voodoo, 8pm, 12euro The first 50 people at the Voodoo show will receive the CD + Triangular 7" EP, FREE! 'Outside in' 1986 - 89, The Vinyl Years (Toxic Records) Includes: The Robot is running amok - 4 track 7" ep Schizophrenia - 8 track Lp I will wallow - 7 track 10" mini Lp City of Screams - 7 track 12" Lp Autonomy - 3 track 7" ep With the imminent release of a back catelogue CD, veteran punk band Paranoid Visions are set to hit the road. Punk’s not dead and neither are veteran Dublin spiky-hairs Paranoid Visions who are hitting the comeback trail in support of a single CD containing all of their back catalogue. It’ll be the first time that the original line-up of Deko, P.A., Caff and Dan D. Lion have been in the same room as each other since 1990. "There was always a lot of tension in the band at the time and it was entirely justified as we were always a nasty bunch of slagging f*ckers to each other", says Deko, ever the silver-tongued devil. Provisionally-titled Outside In: Vinyl 1986 – 1989, the everything including the kitchen sink collection includes the Running Amok EP, City Of Screams and I Wallow mini-albums and their only full-length release, Schizophrenia. The webiste www.paranoidvisions.com is underway where the lyrics etc will be available for download as loads of press and images have gone into the album booklet instead. Talk next is of long lost live in limerick album, unreleased back catalogue stuff and a new album....... http://www.southern.com/southern/band/PVISI/biog.html *** 24.08.05 WEEZER + support, Point Depot, 38.50euro www.weezer.com *** 26-28.08.05 HARD WORKING CLASS HEROS 2005, throughout Temple Bar. HWCH certainly has its fingers on the pulse of the independent Irish scene and has enjoyed year-on-year success since 2003. Over 100 emerging and some more established artists will play in Dublin over the three days. Not content with bringing you the cream of new Irish and overseas talent, this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival has rounded-up some prominent industry names to participate in its workshops and panel discussions. These include manager of the moment Larry Little who’s guided The Killers (pictured) to top 20 success on both sides of the Atlantic. Joining him are colleagues Alan Cullivan (The Thrills & Humanzi) and David Cronen (Iain Archer). On the A&R front, there’ll be input from Steve Proud (Atlantic UK), Phil Catchpole (Chrysalis UK), Gerard Philips (Independiente UK), Paul Barton (Perfect Songs UK), Barry O’Donoghue (Sony-BMG Ireland) and Ken Allen (Atlantic and Faction Records Ireland). Throw in well-known figures from the worlds of radio, print, promotion, law and accountancy, and sparks are guaranteed to fly! www.hwch.net *** 26.08.05 G.B.H, Voodoo www.njhindl.demon.co.uk/gbh/index.htm / www.tickets.ie *** 30.08.05 SLEATER-KINNEY + Support, TBMC, 7.30pm, 20.00euro *** 31.08.05 SLEATER-KINNEY + Support, Spring & Airbrake, Belfast, 9pm, £13.50 Sleater-Kinney are a three-piece rock and roll all-girl combo from the wilds of Portland, Oregon. The band are made up of the dual and duelling guitars and voices of Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein and the insistent and inventive drumming of Janet Weiss. Their stunning new album The Woods that is released on 3 June is the bands seventh full-length release. The Woods is quite different from Sleater-Kinney's usually potent feminist punk rock style but different is good. The hard edge is still evident while they also include solos, ballads and add new depth and heaviness to their songs. www.sleater-kinney.com *** 31.08.05 MARILYN MANSON / IRON MAIDEN + support, RDS Arena, 4pm, 65 - 70euro Rumours abound that MEGADETH and Papa Roach are being added to the line-up. In tow with Iron Maiden will be controversial goths Marilyn Manson, who will inevitably infuriate traditional religious groups with their satanic tendencies: stage antics in the past include smoking human bones and sex acts. The concert will be the first time they play a full-length set in Ireland after a number of false starts in previous years, though the mainman did appear on stage with Bono and Iggy Pop at Hot Press HQ following the 1999 MTV Awards in Dublin. In September of last year, Manson released the album Lest We Forget, a collection of songs covering the highlights of his career. www.marilynmanson.com *** 02.09.05 THE MISSION + Support, TBMC, 7.30pm, 25.00euro *** 17.09.05 EMINEM / 50 Cent / D-12 / Obie Trice, Slane, 64.50euro, SOLD OUT. http://www.eminem.com *** 07.10.05 ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE / Velvetron, Voodoo, 8pm, 15euro www.antinowhereleague.com / www.velvetron.iwarp.com / The Freebooters / www.tickets.ie *** 08.10.05 THE PADDINGTONS + Support, Whelans, 8pm, 13.00euro British pop-punkers The Paddingtons have announced that they will be playing a Whelan's gig later this year. The Hull rockers have already been lauded in the NME, although they have yet to release their debut album. They are the latest addition to Alan McGee’s Poptones label, and are set to release their next single, ‘50’, on July 11. Their sound has been described as "what Busted would sound like if forced to intake dangerous amount of amphetamine". www.thepaddingtons.co.uk *** 10.10.05 GROOVIE GHOULIES, The Dangerfields, Voodoo www.groovie-ghoulies.com / www.dangerfields.com *** 14.10.05 DEAD MEN WALKING + Guests, Voodoo MIKE PETERS - THE ALARM CAPTAIN SENSIBLE - THE DAMNED KIRK BRANDON - SPEAR OF DESTINY / THEATRE OF HATE SLIM JIM PHANTOM - THE STRAY CATS http://www.deadmenwalking.co.uk / www.kirkbrandon.com / www.slimjimphantom.com / www.thealarm.com *** 16.10.05 THE SKATALITES, The Village, 7.30pm www.skatalites.com *** 25.10.05 RONNIE JAMES DIO, TBMC, 7.30pm, 33.50euro www.ronniejamesdio.com *** 26.10.05 STEVE VAI, Vicar St, 8.30pm, 32.00euro Guitar fiends can see the esteemed Steve Vai play live at Vicar St. this October. The man credited by David Coverdale as “weaving sonic tapestries from hell”, Steve Vai, does his guitar hero thing in Vicar St. on October 26. Introduced to the devil’s music by Led Zeppelin, Vai has also supplied licks for the likes of Frank Zappa and David Lee Roth who, you may recall, had a chat with his guitar on ‘Yankee Rose’. www.vai.com *** 19.11.05 GOLDBLADE + Guests, Voodoo High octane rock n roll, Gold Blade are a shamelessly fundamentalist collision of The Ramones, James Brown and The Stooges, typified by the anthemic Strictly Hardcore and AC/DC (which concludes with a cheeky Angus riff). Throughout their set, Jon Robb comes across like a rock 'n' roll Billy Graham, bug-eyed and wired on adrenalin, slapping high-fives with the front row and bellowing exhortations to join him in his devotion. His band of tatooed rockabilly rebels are backed by the tribal thump of not one but two drummers. Gold Blade may have their rivals in the testifying punk-rock-soul genre (notably The Make-Up and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion), but you won't see a more inspiring, thrilling, enlivening show from any of them. www.goldblade.com *** 25.11.05 THE BRAVERY + guests, Ambassador, €25.00 *** 27.11.05 THE BRAVERY + guests, Belfast www.thebravery.com *** 16.12.05 THE SULTANS OF PING FC/Jim Bob(CarterUSM)/ Rulers Of The Planet, Spirit Store, Dundalk *** 17.12.05 THE SULTANS OF PING FC/Jim Bob(CarterUSM)/ Rulers Of The Planet, the Village, 8pm, 21.00euro *** 18.12.05 THE SULTANS OF PING FC/Jim Bob(CarterUSM)/ Rulers Of The Planet, S & Airbreak, Belfast *** 20.12.05 THE SULTANS OF PING FC/Jim Bob(CarterUSM)/ Rulers Of The Planet, Club One, Cork Sultans of Ping FC first gigs in 9 years! Lynchpins of the ‘90s ‘Corkchester’ scene, the band were doing the dayglo punk thing while the likes of Good Charlotte and Sum 41 were still teething. Since going their separate ways in 1996, lead singer Niall O’Flaherty has written a number of hits for Japanese girl band Mika Bomb and started a history degree at Cambridge University; guitarist Alan McFeely has played in an outfit called Sister; and drummer Morty has worked with REM, promoted club nights in Stockholm and authored the Roy Keane-approved Doucha Boy. Don't forget to bring your jumper :) http://www.cdavies.org/ping/ / www.tickets.ie *** 20.12.05 BLONDIE, Olympia Theatre, 49.50euro *** 21.12.05 BLONDIE, Waterfront Hall, Belfast, £33.00 www.blondie.net ---- The Gigs Without Blurb: * 16.07.05 The Radiators(Plan 9), website members get-together with band, Porterhouse Temple Bar, 3pm * 17.07.05 The Gurriers / Dead Girls And Boys, Eamon Dorans * 18.07.05 The Trains + support, Voodoo Lounge * 23.07.05 Dead Girls And Boys + support, Whelans, 8pm, 8euro * 30.07.05 The Trains, Morfest, Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly * 31.07.05 The Trains, Buzz's Bar, Carlow * 07.08.05 Presidents Of United States Of America + Guests, Spring & Airbrake, Belfast, 9pm * 08.08.05 Presidents Of United States Of America + Guests, TBMC, 7pm, 20.00euro * 10.08.05 Marky Ramone / Antiproduct / The Dangerfields, Limelight, 9pm * 11.08.05 Marky Ramone / Antiproduct / The Dangerfields, Voodoo, 8pm, 16.50euro * 14.08.05 The Dead Pets + Guests, Voodoo, 8pm * 19.08.05 Paranoid Visions, album launch, Tower Records, Wicklow Street, 6pm, FREE, All-Ages * 19.08.05 Phil Lynott statue unveiling - Harry Street & Grafton Street corner, 8-9pm * 20.08.05 Tribute To Philo, Point, 6pm, 59.50 - 79.50euro * 20.08.05 Paranoid Visions(CD Album re-release)+ Guests, Voodoo * 24.08.05 Weezer + support, Point Depot, 38.50euro * 26-28.08.05 Hard Working Class Heroes Festival - Throughout Dublin * 26.08.05 G.B.H + Guests, Voodoo * 30.08.05 Sleater-Kinney, TBMC, 7.30pm, 20.00euro * 31.08.05 Sleater-Kinney, Spring & Airbrake, Belfast, 9pm, £13.50 * 31.08.05 Marilyn Manson / Iron Maiden, RDS Arena, 4pm, 65 - 70euro * 02.09.05 The Mission + Support, TBMC, 7.30pm, 25.00euro * 17.09.05 Eminem / 50 Cent / D-12, Slane, 64.50euro, (SOLD OUT) * 07.10.05 Anti-Nowhere League / Velvetron / The Freebooters, Voodoo, 8pm, 15euro * 08.10.05 The Paddingtons + Support, Whelans, 8pm, 13.00euro * 10.10.05 Groovie Ghoulies / The Dangerfields, Voodoo * 14.10.05 Dead Men Walking + Guests, Voodoo * 16.10.05 The Skatalites, The Village, 7.30pm, * 25.10.05 Ronnie James Dio, TBMC, 7.30pm, 33.50euro * 26.10.05 Steve Vai, Vicar St, 8.30pm, 32.00euro * 19.11.05 Goldblade + Guests, Voodoo * 25.11.05 The Bravery, Ambassador, €25.00 * 27.11.05 The Bravery, Belfast * 16.12.05 The Sultans Of Ping FC /Jim Bob(Carter USM)/ROFTP, Spirit Store, Dundalk * 17.12.05 The Sultans Of Ping FC /Jim Bob(Carter USM)/ROFTP, Village, 8pm, 21.00euro * 18.12.05 The Sultans Of Ping FC /Jim Bob(Carter USM)/ROFTP, S & Airbreak, Belfast * 20.12.05 The Sultans Of Ping FC /Jim Bob(Carter USM)/ROFTP, Club One, Cork * 20.12.05 Blondie, Olympia Theatre, 49.50euro * 21.12.05 Blondie, Waterfront Hall, Belfast £33.00 ends. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- hotpress.com mail is virus-scanned and spam-proof. 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