New music releases, 2nd February 2015

Here are this week’s new and notable album releases, 2nd February 2015:

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Kings & Queens, Leah

Shadows In The Night, Bob Dylan
Lost Themes, John Carpenter
The Ghosts Of Pripyat, Steve Rothery
Pleasure and Pain, T’Pau
Beyond The Red Mirror, Blind Guardian
Access All Areas, Steve Hackett
Up In Smoke, Aerosmith
II, Devil’s Train
Secret Garden, Angra
I’m Going To Kill Myself, Black Sheep Wall
Live In San Francisco, Ty Segall Band
Nine Lives & Forty Fives, Prima Donna
Crusade:Zero, Hate
Ascension Lost, Thulcandra
Mach Dich Frei, Finsterforst
Winterborn, Wolfheart
The Apocalyptic Triumphator, Archgoat
Mysterious Ways Of Repetitive Art, Chapel Of Disease

All of the above and many more are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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Aerosmith Rocks Donington gets worldwide cinema release

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Aerosmith have confirmed that they will screen Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 in cinemas worldwide ahead of its official DVD release.

The concert film, recorded during the band’s headline set at last year’s Download festival, will be screened across the globe on the 3rd of March.

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler broke the news about the forthcoming DVD in a tweet last year, 3 weeks after their 19-song set at the festival, writing: “Dun & dunner. Almost done mixing doningtonfestival. Record breaking 4 days w/ john shipp”

The film will premiere in the US on the 26th of February before the worldwide release the following month.

Meanwhile, this year’s Download is set to be headlined by Slipknot, Muse and Kiss. Tickets are on sale now, with weekend arena access costing £170, weekend plus three nights’ camping £195 and weekend plus five nights’ camping £205.

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Aerosmith, Thunder and Joe Bonamassa to play Calling Festival

Aerosmith band lineupThe festival formerly known as Hard Rock Calling has a new name, location, and confirmed headliners.

The Calling Festival will take place this year on Clapham Common, on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June. Aerosmith have been confirmed as headliners for the Saturday night and will be joined by rock luminaries Thunder, Joe Bonamassa and Walking Papers.

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is quoted as saying “It’s been far too long since we have performed in the UK. We can’t wait to bring back some of the classics as well as some of the new songs… We miss our UK fans. See you soon.”

The festival will feature several stages and will boast around 20 acts each day.

“This year is one of the most exciting on record for the Calling Festival,” says Live Nation’s Vice President of Promotions, Toby Leighton-Pope. “We’re looking forward to bringing our new look event to Clapham Common. There’s still lots of announcements to come, including a big Sunday night headliner.”

Calling Festival 2014 tickets go on sale at 9am this coming Friday, 7th March.

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry hospitalised

Legendary Aerosmith axeman Joe Perry has been hospitalised after being involved in a motorcycle accident.

Perry was reportedly hit from behind whilst riding through Middleborough, Massachusetts on Thursday (15th July).

Treated for his injuries at Morton Hospital and Medical Centre in Taunton, the guitarist was released later that day.

The incident comes after a tumultuous year for Aerosmith that saw singer Steven Tyler nearly ejected from the band. They had only patched over their differences in recent weeks, playing a well received closing set at this year’s Download festival.

The US leg of their Cocked, Locked and Ready to Rock starts in Oakland on 23rd July.