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Trapt: Live Video For 'Contagious' Plus Tour Dates
November 18, 2008
Alt-rockers, Trapt, have posted the live video for the song "Contagious" online, which can be viewed below. "Contagious" comes off the band's latest releast, 'Only Through the Pain', which was released earlier this year. The first hit single from 'Only Through the Pain', "Who's Going Home With You Tonight?" is currently ranking in at #11 on the Active Rock Radio charts and continues to be a mainstay on the radio and internationally online.

Trapt are currently out on the road in support of 'Only Through the Pain', alongside Hinder and Rev Theory as part of the Jagermeister Music Tour, which kicked off in October and will wrap up on December 22nd in Indianapolis. Remaining dates are listed below.

Jagermeister Music Tour
Featuring Hinder, Trapt, and Rev Theory:
11/18 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
11/19 - Nokia Theatre Times Square - New York, NY
11/20 - House of Blues(NJ) - Atlantic City, NJ
11/22 - House of Blues(SC) - N. Myrtle Beach, SC
11/23 - Valarium - Knoxville, TN
11/25 - Tempe Marketplace - Tempe, AZ
11/26 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
11/28 - Shrine Mosque - Springfield, MO
11/29 - Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE
11/30 - The Cotillion - Wichita, KS
12/02 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
12/03 - Val Air Ballroom - Des Moines, IA
12/04 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
12/07 - Verizon Wireless Theater - Houston, TX
12/09 - Pop's - Sauget, IL
12/11 - House of Blues (Chicago) - Chicago, IL
12/12 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
12/13 - Piere's - Ft. Wayne, IN
12/15 - Nutter Center - Dayton, OH (Free Show!)
12/17 - The Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MI
12/18 - The Wedge - Austintown, OH
12/19 - Clutch Cargo's - Pontiac, MI
12/20 - House of Blues (Cleveland) - Cleveland, OH
12/21 - Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI
12/22 - Pepsi Coliseum - Indianapolis, IN
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Motley Crue: 'Saints Of Los Angeles' 2009 Tour Details
November 17, 2008
Mötley Crüe announced plans for their Saints of Los Angeles 2009 Winter Tour, hours before headlining a special one off performance at the historic Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The Live Nation produced, Saints of Los Angeles 2009 Tour, will feature special guests -- Hinder, Theory of a Deadman and The Last Vegas. The tour kicks off February 2nd in San Diego, CA with 29 shows throughout North America, including a date at Madison Square Garden, with the final performance on March 18th in Portland, ME. Tickets go on sale beginning November 21st at www.livenation.com and www.motley.com.

American Express Card members will have access to presale tickets beginning Friday, November 14 at 5pm local time through Thursday, November 20 at 10pm local time via www.motley.com.

“It’s great to go back out on a tour like this where the bands are all about returning rock to the forefront of music today,” says Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe. “On top of it, we get to introduce a new band who jumped the line to arenas through the Guitar Center: On Stage contest. Just like Ozzy gave us a chance and took us on tour at the start of our career, we’re looking forward to taking The Last Vegas on the road and giving them the same opportunity.”

Hinder front man Austin Winkler said, "Mötley Crüe is a massive influence on us, and an inspiration on so many levels for what we do! Mick even played on the title track for our new album. It will be an honor and privilege for us to tour with one of the greatest rock bands ever! And we can't wait to party our asses off with them!"

“We are so pumped to be a part of what I think will be the biggest and most bad ass tour of 2009. Three kick ass bands on one bill, not to mention how honored we are to play with one of the best rock n roll bands of all f#@%kn time, Mötley f#@%kn Crüe,” said Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman.

Rock icons Mötley Crüe recently returned to the charts with 'Saints of Los Angeles', their first new studio album with the original line-up in over a decade and the ninth studio album in their career. Based on the band’s New York Times bestseller "The Dirt", the disc debuted at #1 on the Independent Album chart and was the top debut of the week on the Billboard’s top 200 at #4.

"Saints Of Los Angeles" 2009 Tour Dates
w/ Hinder, Theory of a Deadman and The Last Vegas:
2/2 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena **
2/4 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center **
2/6 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel**#
2/7 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel **#
2/10 - Omaha, NE - Quest Center **
2/11 - Moline, IL - iWireless Center **
2/13 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena **
2/14 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center **
2/15 - Rockford, IL - MetroCentre **
2/17 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena **
2/18 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center **
2/19 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center **
2/21 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center **
2/22 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena**
2/25 - Greenville, SC - BI-LO Center **
2/27 - Lafayette, LA - Cajun Dome ***
2/28 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena ***
3/3 - Miami, FL - Hard Rock Casino***#
3/4 - Orlando, FL - UCF Arena **
3/6 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa **
3/7 - Erie, PA - Erie Civic Center **
3/8 - Hershey, PA - Giant Center ***
3/10 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place *
3/11 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum *
3/13 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena **
3/14 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena **
3/16 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden **
3/17 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena**
3/18 - Portland, ME - Cumberland County Civic Center **

# = Mötley Crüe and The Last Vegas only

* Indicates On-Sale November 21
** Indicates On-Sale November 22
*** Indicates On-Sale December 6

For more information on Mötley Crüe, please visit: www.motley.com and www.myspace.com/motleycrue.
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Hinder: New Album Streaming On Myspace
November 5, 2008
Radio rockers, Hinder, have just released their new album, 'Take it to the Limit'. Produced by Brian Howes (Puddle of Mudd, Chris Cornell), the eleven song collection is packed with the kind of arena-ready guitar anthems that have the band constantly compared to bands like Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe.

The band recently released “Without You” as a single and the power-ballad picks up where their 2006 breakthrough hit "Lips of an Angel" left off. The band’s debut album, 'Extreme Behavior', has gone on to sell over 3 million copies.

'Take it to the Limit' is streaming in its entirety over at the band’s MySpace page.
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Hinder goes gold
August 11, 2006
Hinder "goes gold" this week with their Universal Republic release, Extreme Behavior, being certified Gold by the RIAA for shipment of 500,000 copies.

The bands current single, Lips Of An Angel, continues to do well at rock radio and the video is now doing well at Yahoo and VH1.

Extreme Behavior is at #7 on the Billboard Alternative Album Chart, and #20 on The Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. The disc has also become a fan favorite in the digital world, with Hinder notching the #10 most popular spot on Myspace.com, and #5 of all Top Rock Artists, averaging more than 160,000 views a week.

Hinder exploded on to the rock scene last fall with their debut album Extreme Behavior, achieving the rare feat of claiming the top spot on Billboards Heatseekers chart twice in 2006.
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Hinder "Lips of an Angel" Video
July 28, 2006
Hinder has posted the video for "Lips of an Angel," the current single from Extreme Behaviour, which is in stores now. The video features a cameo from actress Emmanuelle Chriqui, who plays Sloan on HBO's popular series "Entourage."

Hinder is finishing up a US headlining tour and will hit the road with Hoobastank, Chevelle, and Nickelback in August.

Links to the video:
Quicktime | Windows Media
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HOME TOWN: Oklahoma City, OK

Hinder (verb): 1. To be or get in the way of. 2. To obstruct or delay the progress of. 3. To interfere with action or progress.

Let nothing hinder your appreciation of the subtleties purveyed by this Oklahoma City fivesome, who are collectively dedicated to bringing back the good old decadent days when sex, drugs and rock & roll werent dirty words, but a way of life.

Produced by Brian Howes (Closure, DDT) and engineered by Mike Fraser (Aerosmith, AC/DC) in Vancouver, BCs Armoury Studios, Hinders debut Universal Records effort, Extreme Behavior, is filled with flick-your-Bic moments of arena-rock grandeur, all crackling dual lead guitars, ethereal four-part harmonies and soaring beat-your-chest rock vocals, taking a page from timeless groups like Bad Company, Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones, among others.

The albums first single, Get Stoned, is already tallying up pre-release airplay at such bastions of Rock radio as 102.1 The Edge in Dallas/Fort Worth and CFOX Vancouver.

I loved all that shit, explains rollicking lead singer Austin Winkler, a gravelly voiced howler who counts such in-your-face front men as Steven Tyler, Vince Neil and Buckcherrys Josh Todd as his inspirations. Four people singing and putting on a big rock show. We want to bring that back. It would be wicked if we could.

Were hoping to be the band to get people into rock again, says drummer Cody Hanson, who writes the bulk of the bands material with Winkler.

Hinder was formed in Oklahoma City more than four years ago, when guitarist Joe Garvey and Hanson discovered Austin singing for a cover band at a college dorm party.

I heard him and was blown away, says Cody. He has the kind of charisma very few people have and that unique voice. You cant really compare him to anybody.

Indeed, it is Winkler who infuses Hinders often-bitter sentiments of regret and forgetting the past on songs like the tongue-in-cheek Bliss and Better Than Me with flesh-and-blood humanity.

Its more about getting things off our chests, he says. And its lyrics you can understand, not this dark shit.

We didnt want to be just another faceless rock band playing depressing, I hate my dad music, adds Hanson. We wanted to go out there and kick ass like they did in the 80s.

The band often overturns expectations, especially on Get Stoned, which, rather than the party anthem its title implies, is really a song about not being able to leave your pain-in-the-ass girlfriend because the sex is so much better when youre mad at me.

That line actually started as a joke, but once I sang it, we said, Fuck it lets keep it, laughs Winkler. Its like youve got this girl you cant stand, but the sex is so good, you cant bring yourself to break up. So lets get wasted and go have some make-up sex Everybodys been there, right?

Bliss is about getting so obliterated to forget a ruptured relationship that I can hardly see whats in front of me/Because the vodkas running on empty/I cant stay sober/If its over.

I love the lyrics to that song, because when youre hammered, you lock all that stuff out, says Winkler. You dont have to deal with it because youre not even thinking about it.

Other songs on the album include the raw uptempo party rocker, Room 21 (Basically about a guy getting hammered and banging some random chick, according to Austin), and guaranteed-soon-to-be-classics How Long, By the Way, Nothing Good About Goodbye, Homecoming Queen and Shoulda Woulda Coulda.

When we first got together, we were in a negative state of mind, recovering from personal problems, says Cody about the bands name. We had our issues. They were different issues, but we were all trying to overcome them.

Cut to almost five years later and the band has built a healthy regional following, released an independent album, Far From Close, which sold out 5,000 copies, was the object of an honest-to-goodness bidding war between three different major labels and is now set to release its major label debut, Extreme Behavior.

We live the lifestyle, explains Cody. Thats what rock is supposed to be about rebellion and having fun. Weve been blessed with the opportunity to play music as a career, so we might as well take advantage of it and have a good time.

Live is where you go out and get a chance to make fans from people who have no idea who you are. You have to go out there, kick ass and win them over.

I just cant wait to go out there and play all the towns, enthuses Austin. Ya know, tear their heads off and fuck all their girls Know what I mean?

Yeah, guys, we think we do