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Bernie Tormé Pledge Music Campaign 2015 for the Blackheart album & UK Tour News

There are many ways in which the internet has changed the shape of the music industry. Small bands and artists are able to self promote through social media and websites. It is also possible for anybody to download the appropriate software to create a music studio on a suitable pc. The list goes on and is almost limitless. Another facet of this is that music enthusiasts like myself can easily set up a website or a social media page and publish articles or blogs online in order to help promote or undermine anything that they so wish to. I am sure that you are fully aware of all of this, the point which I am leading to is crowd funding. This allows fans to pre order albums before their production in order to help cover the costs involved enabling many artists to record, produce and release material which would not have been financially feasible without any crowd funding.

    A shining example of this is the double album Flowers and Dirt which was released by Irish Blues Rock Psychedelic Shredmeister/ Glam Punk Sleaze Rock Frontman Bernie Tormé in September 2014.

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Highway Stars Crosstown Traffic

This little article to let you all know about the recent publication of a new E book which has many links to rock’nroll. It is called Highway Stars Crosstown Traffic.

It is an automotive pop-culture e-book. It focuses on the cars, motorcycles, even the trucks which scorched their way into 20th century pop-culture through movies TV and lyrics of songs. By Radio DJ Peter Antony.

  Here is what Peter has to say about his latest book – ‘It’s about the vehicles that fuelled dreams drove desires, and left a torch song tattooed through your heart. Highway Stars Crosstown Traffic, available for world wide download through all major platforms priced at $4:99. It’s a “Hub capped diamond star halo, honour the metal guru. Get behind that wheel and switch the dashboard radio on and take that ride through the highway of your mind. It’s a must for machine heads, and 20th pop-culture surfers…It’s a head movie for time travellers and restless lovers where the road still leads the way, and has yet to be travelled. Open page one and floor it!’

HIGHWAY STARS & CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC is available for download through Amazon and other major platforms.

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An introduction to The Tuesday Club

The Tuesday Club are hailing from Warmington On Sea on the South East coast of the UK.With a mere handful of gigs under their belts The Tuesday club could accurately be described as a new band, this however is a huge anomaly! Born at various junctures between 1957 and 1984, the actual age range and experience encased within this mysterious 8 piece, would put many of today’s more established reformers to shame. Reaction to their debut Dolly Dynamite this summer was huge. From widespread critical acclaim to Q Radio plat the music media were pretty much on board the good ship Tuesday Club.

“A cheeky little tune” Q Radio

“If you want music with a bit of a spark, a ton of swagger and a heap of fun I suggest you join me in signing up to The Tuesday Club” Rhythm & Booze

“This is clever while staying absolutely exuberant, and The Tuesday Club are one of the most exciting acts I’ve heard all year.” AAA Music

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Biggest. Online. Protest. EVER.

Tomorrow, January 18th, 2012, will be the largest internet protest in history. Thousands of sites across the internet, including some of the biggest in the world, will be blacking out and directing people to contact Congress to kill the web censorship bill, SOPA and PIPA. And the Rock and Roll Report is getting involved.

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Don’t mind the mess!

We are making a couple of changes on the look and feel here at Rock and Roll Report but not with the great content from our amazing stable of writers! So please be patient while we tweek out bits and rework our bytes to make the site an even more fun and informative place for you to get your rock and roll kicks.

Thanks!

Mark

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Rock and Roll Report TV’s Leah Cevoli Needs Your Help!

Leah Cevoli

Rock and Roll Report TV’s Leah Cevoli is in the running to host Revolver Magazine’s Mayhem festival. She is taking part in a special online contest and she is currently in second place trailing by about 600 votes. I know you agree with me in saying that Leah is the perfect host for this gig so show her some love by voting for her now!

All you have to do is go to http://gotvnetworks.com/revolvertv/ and vote now!

Thanks!

Mark

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Happy Holidays To All From The Rock and Roll Report!

On behalf of everybody here at The Rock and Roll Report we wish you all a safe and happy holiday season hopefully spent with those you love and a healthy and happy New Year!

We will continue to publish throughout the holidays and we have a great end of the year Podcast for you so try and stop in once in awhile in between drunken egg nog Christmas carolling and fighting with the inlaws over whose turkey is bigger. We gurantee you a smile and some happy ears.

All the best and thank you for reading and making our little rock and roll website what it is today!

Mark and the whole Rock and Roll Report Team!

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The 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time?

Amazon has a list of what they consider to be The 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time which has touched off a lot of debate.

What do you think of the list? And what the hell is Indie Rock?

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We are a Top 100 Rock n Roll Blog!

Top rock n roll blogs award

Top rock n roll blogs

That’s right! We have been told that we are a Top 100 Rock n Roll Blog over at The Daily Reviewer and we couldn’t be happier. What took you guys so long?

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Playboy.com Reveals Exclusive New Music Series

uncovered on PlayboyPlayboy.com is adding a monthly video series featuring performances from some major musical talent.

Hoobastank, 3 Doors Down, and Dinosaur Jr. are first in the line-up of rock and pop musicians joining Uncovered presented by Southern Comfort, the new monthly series where artists perform exclusive covers around what they are calling “the nation’s most legendary venues.”

Dinosaur Jr. is first, with his cover of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.” Being added to the website soon is 3 Doors Down performing Jon Bon Jovi’s “Dead or Alive” and Nina Persson of the Cardigan’s new outfit A Camp performing “Psycho” by Leon Payne.

JET, The Dears, Black Lips, and more will be added in later months. New episodes of Uncovered by Southern Comfort will premiere on the second Monday of each month. A list with the complete line-up will be available on Playboy.com beginning August 1st.

As Playboy continues to morph their online presence to more of a lifestyle destination for men, expect more of things like this in the future, which is fine with me because that whole “Girls Next Door” thing holds zero interest for me. Now when I tell people I go to Playboy.Com I can tell them “It’s for the music…”