MUSIC NEWS: GUITAR CENTER AND DIRECTV FEATURE ICONIC GUITARIST SLASH IN ORIGINAL 2-PART DOCUMENTARY AND LIVE CONCERT EVENT

Guitar Center and DIRECTV announced a two-part documentary and live concert event examining the life and music of GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist SLASH. With a world tour on the horizon and his new album World On Fire debuting in the top ten and garnering worldwide critical acclaim, the iconic guitarist remains one of the leading influences in music.

In a 90-minute live concert event – SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip –viewers get a front row seat to Slash's recent show at one of Hollywood's most iconic venues, The Roxy, as part of Guitar Center's 50th Anniversary celebration. Filmed in stunning 4k and 5.1 surround sound, the special features songs from SLASH's recently released album World on Fire as well as classic Guns'N'Roses and Velvet Revolver hits. The concert brings a rock legend back to the stages where his career began: The Sunset Strip.

The concert special leads into a 90-minute documentary directed by Martyn Atkins that takes viewers into the studio with the rock legend, combining new and archival footage with interviews from the artists and colleagues that influenced his incredible career. Tracing the rock icon's incredible journey, SLASH Raised on the Sunset Strip covers his childhood in both England and California's Laurel Canyon, his discovery of the guitar and arrival on the Sunset Strip, his meteoric rise with Guns'N'Roses, the evolution of Velvet Revolver, SLASH's solo career and his current band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

SLASH speaks in intricate detail about his drive and approach to the craft, successes, challenges, influences and collaborations with multiple artists. Interviews with rock legends including Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Nikki Six, Duff McKagan, Steven Alder, Matt Sorum, Jerry Cantrell, Lemmy, Dave Mustaine, Marc Canter, Alan Niven, SLASH's wife Perla Hudson and more reveal the stories of how it all came to be and, more importantly, where he's heading.

Watch the trailer here: http://youtu.be/TS5h5NHc1XY

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MUSIC NEWS: MAGIC MAN PREMIERES LIVE VIDEO FOR “TONIGHT”

Boston synthpop band Magic Man premiered the live video for "Tonight." The video was filmed in the United Kingdom at the band's Daytrotter session last month. The track is featured on the band's Columbia Records debut album Before The Waves. Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/MMTonightLive

Forever releasing creative music and unique collaborations, the band unveiled the Carousel remix of their popular song "Out of Mind" on venerable dance music site DoAndroidsDance.com. Listen to it here: http://smarturl.it/MMCarouselRemix

Magic Man kicked off their fall co-headlining tour with Smallpools last week in Minneapolis, MN. The tour is part of the Skype "Ones to Watch" series with Magic Man bringing their high energy set to major cities such as New York, Los Angeles,  and Chicago amongst many others including two nights in San Francisco.

Before The Waves soared to the Top 5 of the Alternative Album Chart when it was released in July 2014 and was praised as "one of the summer's more addictive listens" by the Boston Herald. The album was produced by Alex Aldi (Passion Pit, Holy Ghost!), who also worked with the band on last year's You Are Here EP.  Before The Waves has snagged raves from a diverse array of platforms, including GQ, Esquire, Nylon, Substream Press and Boston Herald, among others.
 
Magic Man are Alex Caplow, Sam Vanderhoop Lee, Gabe Goodman, Joey Sulkowski, and Justine Bowe.

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MUSIC NEWS: ECHOSMITH PERFORMS "COOL KIDS" ON ELLEN

2014's breakout band Echosmith just performed their hit single "Cool Kids" on Ellen yesterday afternoon!

Full performance here: http://www.ellentv.com/videos/0-z8jiut51/

This is just the latest in a string of huge successes for the LA-based siblings, who have been watching their single skyrocket over the past few months. It's now sold over a million copies, and has been dominating the charts across the board, hitting #8 on the iTunes singles chart, #5 at Hot AC and #9 at Top 40 radio!

Having just wrapped a highly successful 3-week run on tour with the American Authors, Echosmith is excited to be kicking off their own headlining tour tonight in Vermont! All dates on this tour are officially sold out, and include stops in Philadelphia, DC, New York, Boston, and Chicago. The full list of dates is below, and stay tuned for a new tour announcement coming soon!

TOUR DATES

10/29     Higher Ground - S. Burlington, VT *SOLD OUT*
10/30    The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA *SOLD OUT*
10/31     Davis & Elkins College Masquerade Ball - Elkins, WV
11/12      Jammin Java - Vienna, VA *SOLD OUT*
11/14      Marlin Room at Webster Hall - New York, NY *SOLD OUT*
11/16      The Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA *SOLD OUT*
11/19      Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL *SOLD OUT*

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