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Richie Kotzen, who on September 2nd, releases his personally curated 20 year career retrospective double disc titled “The Essential Richie Kotzen,” has debuted the stream of Disc 1 at MTV. The album features hand picked tracks from Richie’s 18 solo albums: “I’ve really changed and grown as an artist and as a person,” he says.  “I hand-selected songs so newcomers can get into my music and learn who I am as a recording artist.”

Head on over to MTV to listen to the first disc.


Essential Richie Kotzen
The album in in stores next week so be sure to pre-order now!

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Flyleaf are giving away a free, autographed Epiphone Les Paul Special guitar to a lucky winner on October 1st! Their guitar giveaway contest runs from now until September 30th and winner will be chosen shortly thereafter. In order to enter the contest, you must click here and join their email list via the contest form and also either like the band on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

Click here to enter the contest now! Good luck!

Flyleaf Contest

Between The Stars, the new album, in stores September 16th! Pre-order now!

Between The Stars - Flyleaf


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Fans of KIX– Steve Whiteman (vocals), Brian “Damage” Forsythe (guitar), Ronnie “10/10″ Younkins (guitar), Jimmy “Chocolate” Chalfant (drums), Mark Schenker (bass)—have waited almost two decades for new music. Now that their seventh album was released August 5 on Loud & Proud Records, their unwavering and undying support has landed ROCK YOUR FACE OFF in the Top 50 on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart.

Elsewhere in Billboard, in addition to the #48 chart debut, ROCK YOUR FACE OFF debuted at #5 on the Independent Albums chart, #11 on the Top Internet chart, #17 on the Top Rock Albums chart, #27 on the Indy/Small Chain Core Stores chart and #33 on the Physical chart. It also debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hard Rock and Metal chart.

Rave reviews have been pouring in since ROCK YOUR FACE OFF was released:

“KIX have made an album with all the spirit and joy and craftsmanship that they always brought, an album with a hooks-per-minute ratio enough to grab you even if you never heard of them before reading this review. The band plays with a sense of rhythmic push-pull that reminds you that people used to dance to this stuff, and that they still could, if they were so inclined. “Rollin’ In Honey,” about having so much sex that you feel like you’re drowning, rides cowbells and backing-vocal chants that push the song close to bubblegum-disco territory…Nearly every song has oh whoa whoa backing vocals that will get stuck in your head for hours. All of it is delirious and catchy, and it proudly flaunts its out-of-fashion party-hard spirit. It’s glittering trash, made by guys in their fifties who probably hold down day jobs these days and who have no business making this vigorous and fun anymore. Its mere existence is an inspirational thing, and it’s a reminder that sometimes exploring new musical space isn’t the most important thing. Sometimes, songs are the most important thing.” (

“The album, which was produced by Taylor Rhodes, is a collection of blues-inspired rock that combines catchy hooks and tasty riffs with the inspired musicianship and party atmosphere KIX are known for.” (

“…it is good to see that KIX has stuck to their signature style in your face AC/DC sound…In the vein of BLOW YOUR FUSE the up tempo beat of the band never diminishes and keeps on rolling. The tightness of the band is evident…ROCK YOUR FACE OFF is the perfect summertime record. Crank it up to ten and roll your top down, as the pride of Maryland shows the country how to rock East Coast style.” (

Check out KIX at any of the following stops:

Sat 8/16 Greencastle, PA Greencastle Legion Grounds
Sat 9/13 Berlin, MD Soundwave Festival at Airlift Acres
Sat 9/20 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Sat 10/25 Camp Hill, PA Radisson Convention Center
Sat 12/20 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live (KIXmas)

KIX - Rock Your Face Off
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Congratulations to Willie Nile for his album, American Ride,’ being chosen Rock Album Of The Year by music fans from around the world. Willie won in the Vox Pop awards (Independent Music Awards), in which winners are determined by fan voting. Willie won from among hundreds of other artists from around the world. For more information, click here, and be sure to visit his Twitter and Facebook pages to leave your comments!

Album Of The Year - Willie Nile

American RideWillie Nile’s debut album for Loud And Proud Records, American Ride, is available now! The album was produced by Willie Nile and Stewart Lerman (Grammy winning producer; Rufus Wainright, Jackson Browne, Boardwalk Empire, St. Vincent, Bonnie Raitt, Patti Smith, Regina Spector).

Special Edition:
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Standard Edition:
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KIX, who released their first album in two decades, ROCK YOUR FACE OFF, today, August 5th, 2014, spoke to Guitar World about their new album. Guitarists Ronnie Younkins and Brian “Damage” Forsythe spoke to the magazine about their live show, the new album, recording, favorite songs, and so much more!

Guitar World


The band also recorded an exclusive Q&A video, available at Guitar World. Click the image below to see the video!

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KIX - Rock Your Face Off
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