This week on Revelator I welcome music guest Mark Tremonti. I’ll also cover the top movies, boxing, concerts, this week in Revelator History featuring Orianthi and Bebe Buell.
This weeks blog will feature photos of Godsmack, HellYeah, Offspring, In This Moment and Butcher Babies.
This Week in Revelator History:
Orianthi was a part of the first run of Revelator shows appearing on Revelator #10 to talk about her touring schedule with Alice Cooper, moving and gracing the cover of Guitar World.
Orianthi has maintained a very busy schedule along with currently recording her highly anticipated new album with Richie Sambora.
Bebe Buell, former Playboy Playmate, Aurthor, song writer, singer, the mother of Rock”N”Roll appears on Revelator #57 to talk about he amazing past in music, and share stories about Lou Reed and Patti Smith. Bebe has continued her musical growth and shares her newest releases on this episode. She also expresses her love for Nashville and her relationship with her daughter Liv Tyler.
You can follow the links above to view all the photo’s from these shows and others. I’ll have written reviews of these shows coming soon. The site will undergo a slight modification over the next few weeks so please bare with me as I get these changes implemented.
I created a small photo gallery of my favorite shots from this past week below.
You can also hear interviews with members of HellYeah
Kyle the bassist from Hellyeah joins me on Revelator #98 " HellYeah!"
HellYeah made a second guest appearance on Revelator #107 this time with guitarist and founder Tom Maxwell.
For more information about HellYeah please visit their bio page on RevelatorShow.com
Carla and Heidi from the Butcher Babies joined me last week on Revelator to talk about the current tour with In This Moment. Butcher Babies also talk about their new album set for release later in 2015.
The Butcher Babies will be touring with Gwar later this summer.
Mark Tremonti former guitarist of Creed, Guitarist of Alter Bridge and founder of Tremonti Project joins me on Revelator to talk about the second album “Cauterize” set for release June 9th.
Mark and I talk about his early days with creed and some pretty funny moments regarding how the band started out.
Mark also shares his thoughts on being a frontman for his band now and stepping into that role with some real comfort. The David Lee Roth leggings will not be coming out but Mark is a great ambassador both in the guitar world and now as a leading vocalist.
Dedication breeds the best results. Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum guitarist and singer Mark Tremonti continues to wholeheartedly commit himself to his craft, barely drawing a breath for air in between his eponymous band, Alter Bridge, and Creed.
Following tours supporting his critically acclaimed 2012 solo debut, All I Was, and Alter Bridge’s chart-topping Fortress, he immediately began writing in his Orlando Studio at the top of 2014. Joined by longtime guitarist Eric “Erock” Friedman, drummer Garrett Whitlock, and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen—a studio first—Tremonti penned more than twenty-five songs over the course of multiple sessions.
“We wanted to do a ton of songs,” he affirms. “I decided to take my entire catalog of material, get everything out, and purge it. On All I Was, we couldn’t spend as much time on pre-production. Now, we took the time to tear the songs apart and put them back together again so they could become as dynamic as possible. That helped make the new music what is.”
Emerging from the most prolific period of his two-decade career, Tremonti delivers successive albums—Cauterize and Dust—on his Fret12 Records with production by Michael "Elvis" Baskette [Alter Bridge/Slash]. With Cauterizeleading the charge in summer 2015 and Dust following in the near future, the one-two punch of modern thrash and melody that has become the group’s signature fuels this engine, but Tremonti tweaks it with a polyrhythmic jackhammer at just the right moments. As a result, the music stands at a crossroads between timeless metal, infectious hard rock, and progressive pummeling.
“We were going after three elements,” he goes on. “To me, melody is the most important part of any song. Combining that with speed metal is the most rewarding aspect of assembling the music. Then, we color the songs with a modern twist of polyrhythms. It makes a statement.”
Upcoming photo's include Chevelle, The Nearly Dead's, Upon A Burning Body, and The Used.
Upcoming interviews with Aseria, and Kiss Me Deadly