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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

JAY ASTON’S GENE LOVES JEZEBEL COMPLETE THEIR COMEBACK WITH NEW ALBUM ‘LOVE DEATH SORROW’ AND MASSIVE U.S. TOUR WITH THE ALARM AND BELOUIS SOME! EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JAY ASTON!

 

 


BRITISH ROCK MASTERS
JAY ASTON’S

 GENE LOVES JEZEBEL

COMPLETE THEIR COMEBACK 

WITH NEW ALBUM

 ‘LOVE DEATH SORROW’ 

AND MASSIVE U.S. TOUR 

with 

THE ALARM AND BELOUIS SOME 

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM INTERVIEW

with 

 JAY 

ASTON


Jay Aston, the driving force behind the indomitable, critically acclaimed rock outfit Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, has once again summoned the essence of the group’s iconic sound with their latest studio album, X – Love Death Sorrow.

Released across all formats on December 1, the album represents a culmination of the band’s collective artistry. With the steadfast collaboration of esteemed guitarist James Stevenson (renowned for his work with The Alarm, Gen X, The Cult) and seasoned bassist Peter Rizzo, along with the return of acclaimed producer Peter Walsh, known for his instrumental role in crafting the band’s classic ’80s albums, X – Love Death Sorrow delivers a compelling blend of original compositions and captivating cover songs.

This latest offering stands as a testament to the band’s enduring legacy and serves as one of the most formidable additions to their extensive discography. But that’s not all! Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel is thrilled to reveal a major announcement: they will be embarking on a cross-country US tour alongside The Alarm and Belouis Some, set to kick off in May. This highly anticipated tour promises to be a must-see event for fans of both bands, offering a unique opportunity to experience their electrifying live performances in venues across the nation.

PURCHASE

THE NEW ALBUM

by

GENE LOVES JEZEBEL

Featuring

JAY ASTON

entitled

X – LOVE DEATH SORROW

The triumphant return of gothic/dark rock icons Gene Loves Jezebel, with this landmark studio album! This is the first studio album the band has released since 2017's Dance Underwater and features the return of producer Peter Walsh (who produced the band's classic albums)! This album mixes superb original tracks with outstanding covers of songs originally performed by Magazine, The Cure, Edwynn Collins, The Only Ones and more!

Purchase the CD/Vinyl: available at https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=Love+Death+Sorrow&post_type=product

Order the digital: available at  https://orcd.co/genelovesjezebel-xlovedeathsorrow

GENE LOVES JEZEBEL 

LIVE 2024

USA ‘LIVE TODAY LOVE TOMORROW’ TOUR

SUPPORTING THE ALARM

MAY 2024 as Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel

May 1 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

May 2 Austin, TX Emo’s

May 3 Houston, TX House of Blues 

May 4 Ft. Worth, TX Tannahill’s 

May 6 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall

May 7 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads 

May 8 Minneapolis, MN Parkway Theater

May 9 Chicago, IL Des Plaines Theatre

May 10 Detroit, MI Magic Bag

May 12 Pittsburgh, PA Jergel’s (Warrendale)  

May 13 Toronto, ON El Mocambo

May 14 Buffalo, NY Asbury Hall

May 15 Cleveland, OH Temple Live @ Masonic

May 16 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes

May 17 Philadelphia, PA Colonial Theater (Phoenixville)

May 18 Falls Church, VA State Theater

May 19 Richmond, VA The National 

May 22 Huntington, NY Paramount 

May 23 Pawling, NY Daryl’s House

May 24 New York, NY Irving Plaza

May 25 Salisbury, MA Blue Ocean Music Hall

May 26 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place

May 28 Northampton, MA Iron Horse

May 29 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall

May 31 Cincinnati, OH Ludlow Garage  


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

GENE LOVES JEZEBEL

Featuring

JAY ASTON

Visit

https://genelovesjezebel.co.uk/

Official website

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialGeneLovesJezebel/

Facebook

https://www.instagram.com/genelovesjezebelwithjayaston/

Instagram

https://twitter.com/geneluvsjezebel?lang=en

Twitter

https://music.youtube.com/channel/UChfYyBcr2ViG4RowNCUusUw

YouTube

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Egyhh5C7MvfJaWXFx1qc4

Spotify


Discography

Albums

Year Title

1983 Promise   

1985 Immigrant

1986 Discover  

1987 The House of Dolls  

1990 Kiss of Life ²    

1993 Heavenly Bodies ²   

1995 In the Afterglow (live)      

1999 VII²

1999 Love Lies Bleeding ¹

2001 Giving Up the Ghost ¹     

2002 Accept No Substitute (Greatest Hits Live) ²           

2003 Exploding Girls ¹   

2003 The Thornfield Sessions²        

2004 The Dog House Sessions

2006 Anthology, Vols. 1-2 ²    

2009 Dead Sexy ¹   

2017 Dance Underwater ²        

2023 Love Death Sorrow²

 

Singles

Year Title

1982 "Shaving My Neck" 

1983 "Screaming / So Young"  

1983 "Bruises" 

1984 "Influenza (relapse)"        

1984 "Shame (Whole Heart Howl)"

1985 "The Cow"        

1985 "Desire"   

1986 "Sweetest Thing"     

1986 "Heartache"     

1986 "Desire (Come and Get It)"      

1987 "The Motion of Love"       

1987 "Gorgeous"       

1988 "Every Door" (withdrawn)        

1988 "The Motion of Love"       

1990 "Jealous" ²       

1990 "Tangled Up in You" ²     

1993 "Josephina"²   

1999 Survive This EP (promo only) ¹       

2017 "Summertime" ²


*¹ Michael Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel

*² Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel








JAY ASTON

APPEARS WEEK OF

FEBRURAY 27TH


ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO


ORDER NOW

 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  

CHRONICLES,TRUTHS

 CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM 

FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS 

THAT SET US FREE!





BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  

AUTHOR ... TV SITCOM SCRIPT WRITER 

RAY SHASHO


OUTSTANDING

 COFFEE-TABLE BOOK!


CHAPTER ONE SPOTLIGHTS INTERVIEWS WITH MANY OF THE MUSIC LEGENDS WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US

THE HARDCOVER EDITION IS A BONAFIDE COLLECTORS ITEM!

Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS

The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO










Wednesday, February 14, 2024

STEVE JANEVSKI GUITARIST FOR HARD ROCK BAND ‘WICKED SMILE’ AND FATHER OF AUSSIE ROCKER CHICK CASSIDY PARIS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW LIVE FROM AUSTRALIA!

 


S T E V E  

J A N E V S K I 

GUITARIST FOR DOWN UNDER'S 

HARD ROCK BAND 

W I C K E D   S M I L E 

AND THE FATHER 

OF AUSSIE ROCKER CHICK 

C A S S I D Y   P A R I S

 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 

LIVE FROM AUSTRALIA!



Australia’s Wicked Smile are all about bringing back fist pumping heavy rock to the forefront. The boys released one of the albums of the year in 2021; a collection of ten ‘killer songs’, produced by Paul Laine (The Defiants) and mastered by Bruno Ravel (The Defiants/Danger Danger). Guitarist Stevie Janevski goes on to say, “we’re a five-piece kick ass heavy rock band and I think we made our presence known with the release of our debut album Wait For The Night". 


Lyrically, ‘Wait for the Night’ explores current issues within society such as civil unrest, bullying and mental health. Songs like We Fall, Sign Of Times, Daze Of Delirium, Stronger, Last Goodbye & Don’t Wait For Me are all thought provoking and not the cliché lyrics that you’d expect for this style of heavy rock.Wicked Smile has been overwhelmed by the positive response from the underground rock and metal community.
Steve with his daughter Cassidy
 
Fans of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Dio and Skid Row should feel at home, with the band drawing major influence from seventies and eighties heavy rock and heavy metal. The boys released a new ep titled 'Night Time Riders' and toured the United Kingdom (for the second time in one year) with dates in November and December 2023, where they performed at renowned festivals such as Winter Storm & Planet Rockstock. There's no rest for the wicked with the boys locked in to perform at Australia's Glam Fest in Melbourne, Churches Of Steel Fest in Adelaide & Melted Fest in Geelong in February 2024. Yep, these boys are the 'real deal'.

 


PURCHASE

THE LATEST RELEASE

BY

wicked smile

entitled

NIGHT TIME RIDERS

available at

https://wickedsmileband.com/buy-the-cd


also

their debut full length album!

wait for the night

by

w i c k e d   s m i l e

available

 at

https://wickedsmileband.com/buy-the-cd

also amazon.com


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

W I C K E D  S M I L E

VISIT

https://wickedsmileband.com/

official website

https://www.facebook.com/wickedsmileband

Facebook

https://www.instagram.com/wickedsmileband

Instagram

https://www.youtube.com/c/wickedsmile

YouTube

https://twitter.com/wickedsmile6

Twitter

https://open.spotify.com/artist/50lg1E6ArWar7DlDNwHyif

Spotify

https://cassidyparis.com/

Cassidy Paris official website

(Steve Janevski’s daughter)

 

DISCOGRAPHY

with

W I C K E D  S M I L E

Wait For The Night

Released: 2021

Format: CD

 

Delirium

Released:2020

EP

 

Night Time Riders

Released:2023

EP

 

with

B L A C K  M A J E S T Y

Sands of Time

Released: 2002

Format: EP

 

Sands of Time

Released: 2003

Format: CD

 

Silent Company

Released: 2005

Format: CD

 

Tomorrowland

Released: 2007

Format: CD

 

In Your Honour

Released: 2010

Format: CD

 

Stargazer

Released: 2012

Format: CD

 

Cross of Thorns

Released: 2015

Format: CD

 

Children of the Abyss

Released: 2018

Format: CD


 




STEVE JANEVSKI

APPEARS WEEK OF

MARCH 1ST 2024


ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO

ORDER NOW

 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  

CHRONICLES,TRUTHS

 CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM 

FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS 

THAT SET US FREE!





BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  

AUTHOR ... TV SITCOM SCRIPT WRITER 

RAY SHASHO


OUTSTANDING

 COFFEE-TABLE BOOK!


CHAPTER ONE SPOTLIGHTS INTERVIEWS WITH MANY OF THE MUSIC LEGENDS WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US

THE HARDCOVER EDITION IS A BONAFIDE COLLECTORS ITEM!

Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS

The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO




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