Live music and Zippo go hand in hand - literally! For decades crowds have raised their lighters to the sky to show the rock gods that they want an encore! You can rock on with Zippo and win a Download Festival x Zippo windproof lighter to hold high!
The limited edition Zippo windproof lighter is usually only available exclusively to buy at the festival - so get your hands on one of these highly collectable pieces of rock memorabilia.
Since the first rockers held their lighters high decades ago, the windproof lighters have become the ultimate accessory to show your love for live music. Alternative Vision has teamed up with Zippo to offer you the chance to win one of these much sought-after lighters.
To be in with a chance to win a limited edition Zippo windproof lighter, just answer this simple question:
Q) What product is Zippo famous for?
A) Music recording equipment
B) The windproof lighter
Send your answer to email@example.com with 'Zippo Lighter Competition' in the subject box, the competition closes on Monday 4th June to ensure we have enough time to get the lighters out before Download Festival starts.
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Clutch Announce New Album And Single. Friday 18th May 2018
Maryland rockers CLUTCH have announced Book Of Bad Decisionsas the title of their new studio album. Book Of Bad Decisions, CLUTCH’s twelfth studio album, is scheduled for a worldwide release on September 7th, 2018 via their own Weathermaker Music label.
The album was recorded at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, Tennessee by producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather) and consists of 15 new tracks. Head to the band's official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/officialclutch to watch a series of behind the scenes videos about the recording of the new album.
“With Vance Powell as producer we were able to make a very different kind of an album. The songs feel as if they could jump out of the speakers!” says drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. Bassist Dan Maines seconds that, commenting, “Recording in Nashville with Vance Powell gave us a new and fresh approach towards making an album that truly captures the live energy of CLUTCH in a way I don’t think we’ve done before.” Guitarist Tim Sult adds, “Laying down guitar tracks with Vance was fun and inspiring. Going through and trying out his and his engineer, Mike Fahey’s collection of vintage amps was one of my favourite recording studio experiences. I think the outro solo of “Emily Dickinson” turned out particularly great.”
The album cover was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.
Book Of Bad Decisions track listing:
1. Gimme The Keys
2. Spirit Of ’76
3. Book Of Bad Decisions
4. How To Shake Hands
5. In Walks Barbarella
6. Vision Quest
7. Weird Times
8. Emily Dickinson
9. Sonic Counselor
10. A Good Fire
11. Ghoul Wrangler
12. HB Is In Control
13. Hot Bottom Feeder
14. Paper & Strife
The song is about the band's first tour back in 1991, a time where they began to cut their teeth in the live music business, dealt with show cancellations, and incidents on the road. One particular show in a shed surrounded by cornfields in Lawrence, Kansas ultimately turned ugly over a missing microphone and accusations brought by drunk and gun-toting security people at the end of a long day. The lyrics "Gimme the keys they can keep the guarantee | Gimme the keys and get the hell out of dodge" is a reflection of the mood of that night.
This single is the first of four to be released over the next couple of months as an instant gratification track at iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/book-of-bad-decisions/1376829212&app=itunes) and Amazon (http://amazon.com/dp/B07CNYD1R7). Pre-orders start today, May 18th. All album formats (CD, 24-page book with CD, Standard Black 2xLP, Limited Coloured 2xLP, and 2xLP Picture Disc) will have the same 15 tracks. In addition Weathermaker Music will release two very limited 7” Picture Discs.
“I’ve never been one for nostalgia,” says frontman Neil Fallon, “I’ve always shied away from it. But after 27 years of this, I realize that there is a wealth of stories to look back upon as lyrical fodder. As the saying goes, ‘You don’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.’ Not all the songs reference our collective experience as a band, but ‘Book of Bad Decisions’ seemed like an apt name for these various chapters, whether factual, fictitious, or somewhere in-between.”
UK DATES ON SALE NOW:
Tue 18th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Wed 19th Dec - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 20th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy
Fri 21st Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 22nd Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Every summer The Forestry Commission put on good variety of concerts at various Arboretums across the country, click the below image to see what has been confirmed so far for 2018.
Of The Month - October 2016 - The Beards
The Beards - Sadly all good things must come to an end and this year see’s everyone’s favourite Australian Bearded rockers The Beards calling it a day, the band who formed back in 2005 have made a career of singing about Beards and in the ten years they have been together as a band they have toured constantly and released 4 studio albums titled ‘The Beards’, ‘Beards, Beards, Beards’, ‘Having A Beard Is The New Not Having A Beard’, ‘The Beards Album’ and also the most recent greatest hits ‘Ten Long Years, One Long Beard’ and every song on these albums is about beards.
Back at the start of the year the band announced that they were calling it a day and frontman Johann Beardraven had this to say “We feel like we've achieved what we set out to achieve through music, everybody now agrees that beards are great, so the time has come for us to rest on our laurels. But not before we go around one last time and say a heartfelt thankyou to everyone who's come out to see us over the years, and especially to everyone who's grown a beard, or adopted a pro-beard attitude.”
The band have spent the majority of the year touring across Australia saying a final farewell to their homebound fans and now the band are currently touring across mainland Europe before saying a final farewell to their UK fans in the middle of October and it is the perfect time to see the band on the live circuit as not only is it a farewell tour but the band will also be playing two jam-packed sets of bearded anthems from their impressive back catalogue, incorporating both the stripped-back acoustic sound that helped them gain radio play in Australia, and the infectious pop-rock that has won them a legion of fans worldwide.
The Beards are much-loved by audiences around the world for their refreshingly original concept, highly-interactive live shows and trademark sense of humour. Don't miss this hugely-entertaining Aussie phenomenon's victory lap of Europe this October.
UK TOUR DATES
Sat 15th Oct: Bristol, Marble Room
Sun 16 Oct 2016: Glasgow, King Tuts
Mon 17 Oct 2016: Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Tue 18 Oct 2016: Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Wed 19 Oct 2016: London, Scala
The Beards - If Your Dad Doesn't Have A Beard, You've Got Two Beardless Mums
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