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Michael Des Barres & The Mistakes Release LIVE EP Out Now On All Digital Platforms



People longing to hear the pure rock n roll music that came out of the 70’s will sit up and pay attention to the new ‘LIVE!’ Ep from Michael Des Barres and the Mistakes. Six carefully chosen songs that will bring back the sounds of Led Zeppelin, The Faces, T. Rex and Motown, presented with energy and showmanship only those true Rock veterans know how to deliver.

This collection of covers, from he likes of Powerstation, Detective Man and the classic Marvin Gaye are artfully mastered and presented with MDB’s own personal style and rasp. Captured live, from the Los Angeles club scene, it is available digitally now, for the first time, with the vinyl edition coming in 2021 from Golden Robot/Die Laughing Records. If you were one of the half million viewers of the documentary “Michael Des Barres: Who Do You Want Me To Be” then this Ep will complete your education on the true punk spirit of Michael Des Barres and The Mistakes. ‘LIVE!’ is available on all streaming platforms NOW!

Listen to ‘Get It On (Bang A Gong)’HERE


MICHAEL PHILIP DES BARRES was born January 24th, the 26th Marquis Des Barres, and became an English actor and rock singer. Some people will always remember him as the sunglasses wearing pupil from ‘To Sir With Love’ and some, like the Go, Go, Go Girl, will remember him in red leather pants fronting POWER STATION  at 1985’s “Live Aid”. Die Laughing’s Dave Dalton, remembers him with his band SILVERHEAD in 1973, and meeting him briefly in LA, as well as some years later with DETECTIVE (on Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records) at ‘The Old Waldorf’ In 1977. Still others remember the character he created “Murdoc” on the ABC MacGyver series, that spanned into the CBS reboot. However, you know this man, his career has spanned almost 50 years.

DES BARRES and DLR are backing this collaboration to showcase Michael and his band THE MISTAKES to a whole new fan base, the “Millennials” if you will. We know the “Hot Topic” era punks will embrace his past works such as SILVERHEAD, CHEQUERED PAST and DETECTIVE, and the street punk sound Michael has now perfected with THE MISTAKES. Die Laughing Records are looking forward to releasing more new music, including a ‘Live’ EP in 2020 to a new and nostalgic audience. You can also catch Mr. Des Barres on Sirius radio where he hosts “The Michael Des Barres Program”every weekday morning from 8–11 AM ET with a replay every weekday evening from 9- midnight PT on Little Steven’s Underground Garage (SiriusXM Channel 21).

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Thunder Release New Single ‘Going To Sin City’ : New Album ‘All The Right Noises’ Out March 12 via BMG



British hard-rock heroes, Thunder, have announced the release of their 13th studio album
All The Right Noises’ on March 12, 2020. 
They have also just released the brand new single ‘Going To Sin City’, 

The defiantly strutting track is a rare look back for the band, who perhaps only now are processing the whirlwind of their late 80’s and early 90’s adventures. 

On the song, guitarist and songwriter Luke Morley says: ‘It’s based on the first time Danny [Thunder vocalist Danny Bowes] and I went to LA in the late-80s. We were used to the music scene around Soho, and thought we were cool. In LA I felt like I was the bloke who’d come to fix the plumbing. Before bands like Guns N’ Roses rock’n’roll was pretty much denim and leather in Britain. Danny and I were determined to bring all that colour and sex and fun to the new band we were forming, which became Thunder.

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The album is a return to the full-throttle sound of Thunder that has seen them create a hugely successful 30+ year career at the forefront of British rock.

‘All The Right Noises’ is an intense confection of illicit charms that reasserts their authority as the number one band in the land. Recorded in the months leading up to the first Covid-19 lockdown, it was originally due for release in September 2020. Strange to reflect then on how much of the new material appears to address the challenging new world we now inhabit.

On the album, Luke says “ All the songs were written and recorded pre-Covid. But it is interesting how if you look at some of the tracks through the prism of Covid they still make a lot of sense.”


‘All The Right Noise’ will be available in 1CD, 2CD, 2LP, and 4LP formats, with the 2CD and 4LP releases containing bonus tracks.

The LP versions feature a stunning pop-out of the ‘Singing Ringing Tree’ which appears of the album’s glorious artwork. The photo cover art was shot by the band’s long term collaborator Jason Joyce. The sculpture, which also appears in the video for ‘Last One Out Turn Off The Lights’, is set in Burnley, Lancashire, and resembles a tree which harnesses the energy of the wind to create a choral, discordant sound.

‘All The Right Noises’ follows on from 2019’s stripped back and reimagined album, ‘Please Remain Seated’ which continued their consecutive Top 10 UK Album Chart run since their ecstatically received comeback six years ago.

It is another chapter in the band’s incredibly successful history that has seen them create a succession of some of the most highly-regarded rock albums of the past 30 years. The key to their renown: brilliantly conceived top-drawer material including all-time classics like ‘Dirty Love’, and ‘Low Life In High Places’, described by the late great Radio One Rock Show presenter Tommy Vance as “the greatest ever single released by a rock band”. 

With their most recent success, Thunder have proven themselves as vital now as when they emerged with their debut album in 1990 ‘Backstreet Symphony’, and their hit follow-up in 1992 ‘Laughing On Judgement Day’, which was only kept off the top spot by Kylie Minogue. 


1. Last One Out Turn Off The Lights
2. Destruction
3. The Smoking Gun
4. Going To Sin City
5. Don’t Forget To Live Before You Die
6. I’ll Be The One
7. Young Man
8. You’re Gonna Be My Girl
9. St George’s Day
10. Force Of Nature
11. She’s A Millionairess

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Metalite Set To Deliver ‘A Virtual World’ Album Out 26th March, 2021



All systems activated… – “A Virtual World” is paving it’s way into our world. Dedicated and sophisticated guitars team up with the keyboard’s vibrating sequences and pulsating beats of the drums – only outmatched by the powerful and angelic voice of Erica Ohlsson.

This is the new title track of the album “A Virtual World” which is coming out 26th March, 2021.

The stunning video for the new track is available now

The update for modern Power and Melodic Metal will be coming sooner as expected – the Swedish Power Metal quintet METALITE returns to the metal dancefloor.

Not even 1,5 years after they returned with their new singer Erica Ohlsson, who brought in a massive amount of energy and musicianship to increase the impact for the new heroes of Modern Metal – trendsetting, epic and of the highest quality.

Influenced by the concept of bands like Within Temptation, Amaranthe and Delain but at the same time the band from Stockholm reinvents classic Melodic Metal – unleashing a storm of power, monumentality and zeitgeist that you cannot escape.

The album is available for pre-order

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German Legends Bonfire Announce New Album Details, For Release Feb 26th



As everybody knows today, the “Fistful Of Fire” album release in 2020 was ill-fated by that worldwide Covid-19 pandemic – store had closed short after the release and the tour had to be postponed and even cancelled in the end.
It’s a fact, that the band did not play one single show with their new album to that very day.

However the band from Ingolstadt is trying to looking forward. New plans arouse for an upcoming project. It was summer 2020 when the band again hit the Flatliners Recording Studios to start recording the new longplayer “Roots”, which will be released February 26th.

It’s a magnificent “almost unplugged”album with 24 tracks recorded completely over again and interpreted in new ways. It includes very young ballads like “When An Old Man Cries” and old evergreens like “You Make Me Feel”, contains old rock hits like “Ready 4 Reaction” and “American Nights” but also arising rock hymns like “The Devil Made Me Do It”, so every fan of this band will find something on this one. On top of that in features 5 brand new songs that have been created while a crowdfunding campaign as remittance works for fans.

Today BONFIRE released a brand new single called “Love Don’t Lie”, a song that has been written 2008 for the “The Räuber”, which has been a cooperation between the Theater Ingolstadt and the band – it is their most successful theater piece coop, with 3 seasons, 55 sold-out shows and 50 thousand spectators. The new version of the song, beautifully arranged, comes as a really lovely duet with Alexx Stahl and Lydia Panè, wife of guitarist Frank Panè.

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