Few bands today embody the pure rock ‘n’ roll spirit as fully as Airbourne. As drummer Ryan O’Keeffe told us, there was no alternative career path, no plan B. In late September, frontman Joel O’Keeffe injured his ankle in a fall from the stage, but there was no quitting. He finished the song, the show and the tour. Rock ‘n’ roll is in these Australians’ blood, and there’s no turning back for them. The band’s fourth album, Breakin’ Outta Hell, released Sept. 23, is filled with the same kind of loud, brazen, bluesy party anthems found on its first three efforts. Some things are better left unchanged. Airbourne wrapped up its U.S. headlining tour in October in Baltimore, and Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down on the band’s bus with Ryan O’Keeffe to discuss the new record and more. (more…)
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Tags: AC/DC, Airbourne, Angus Young, Baltimore, Bob Marlette, Breakin' Outta Hell, Crobot, Joel O'Keeffe, Lemmy, Motorhead, Runnin' Wild, Ryan O'Keeffe, Spinefarm Records, Volbeat
Tags: Airbourne, Baltimore, Baltimore Soundstage, Black Dog Barking, Breakin' Outta Hell, David Roads, Joel O'Keeffe, Justin Street, No Guts No Glory, Runnin' Wild, Ryan O'Keeffe, Spinefarm
Photos by Greg Maki (more…)
Tags: Airbourne, Buckcherry, Dylan Villain, Entertainment One, eOne, Ready to Roll, Sebastian Bach, The Wild, Wild at Heart
Canadian rockers The Wild has debuted a new single titled “Ready to Roll” and announced a Feb. 17, 2017, release date of its new album, Wild at Heart. Listen to the song below.
“This is a straight up Wild! song through and through, man,” says vocalist and lead guitarist Dylan Villain. “To me, it’s all about freedom and goin’ that extra mile when things need to be done. Whatever it is. Whenever it is. Whether we’ve been on the road for months playin’ shows or you’re still on from last night and gotta go to work the next day … Was it worth it? Hell yeah, it was worth it. We’re ready to roll.” (more…)
Tags: Airbourne, Breakin' Outta Hell, Joel O'Keeffe, Lyric video, Spinefarm Records
“I’m gonna hit the highway and never look back” is the line that launches Airbourne’s latest single “Breakin’ Outta Hell.”
The lyric video accompanying the song—created by Richard Oakes from Dark Fable Media—may have implications for those with easy access to open roads. Watch the clip from start to finish and you might just get the urge to open the throttle.
“We get a lot of feedback from our fans saying how much they love the faster tracks,” said Airbourne frontman Joel O’Keeffe. “But when they play them in the car … well, it can be tough on their pocket with all the speeding fines! ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ is definitely one of THOSE numbers … Even the guys who filmed the lyric video were stopped by the police and given a fine.
“For us, these visuals really sum up the feeling behind the song and the album, too. The whole message is right there. Put on the single, or the album, and it’s, ‘Fuck the boss and fuck all the tax I owe. I’m going out, I’m getting pissed and I’m going to listen to some hard rock ‘n’ roll.’ No ballads, no bullshit. I’m breaking out of hell!” (more…)
Tags: Airbourne, Breakin' Outta Hell, David Roads, Joel O'Keeffe, Justin Street, Ryan O'Keeffe, Spinefarm Records, Tour Dates
Airbourne has confirmed its new album title, Breakin’ Outta Hell, also the title of the first single/video, along with a headline tour of North America for September and October. The tour will kick off in San Diego on Sept. 12 and conclude in Baltimore on Oct. 14, taking in 21 shows along the way. The new single will be released July 8.
The Australian outfit (led into action by brothers Joel and Ryan O’Keeffe, vocalist/lead guitarist and drummer, respectively; guitarist David Roads and bassist Justin Street complete the lineup) will launch its latest, fourth studio album, produced by Bob Marlette (who helmed the band’s Runnin’ Wild debut in 2007), and engineered and mixed by Mike Fraser, who has worked with Aerosmith, Van Halen, Metallica and more, worldwide this fall via a new deal with Spinefarm Records. (more…)
Tags: Airbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, Bristow, disturbed, Festivals, Fight the Lion, Hail the Villain, Halestorm, HellYeah, Jiffy Lube Live, New Medicine, Rockstar Energy Drink, Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, Stone Sour, Uproar Festival
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Review by Greg Maki
In a lot of ways, the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival felt like the younger brother of the Mayhem Festival (also brought to you by Rockstar): fewer stages; fewer bands, most of which veer more toward hard rock than metal; and, at this stop of the tour at least, fewer people in attendance. (more…)
Tags: Airbourne, Bristow, Festivals, Jiffy Lube Live, Joel O'Keeffe, Rockstar Energy Drink, Uproar
Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)
Tags: Airbourne, Apocalyptica, Bullet for My Valentine, Columbus, Crew Stadium, deftones, Drowning Pool, Festivals, Five Finger Death Punch, Fred Durst, Godsmack, Halestorm, Helmet, killswitch engage, Limp Bizkit, Mastodon, Mushroomhead, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Rise Against, Rob Zombie, Rock on the Range, Seether, Sevendust, Slash, Three Days Grace, Wes Borland
Saturday, May 22
GODSMACK, THREE DAYS GRACE, RISE AGAINST, DEFTONES, PAPA ROACH, PUDDLE OF MUDD, DROWNING POOL, SEVENDUST
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SKILLET, HALESTORM, ADELITA’S WAY, VIOLENT SOHO, RICHY NIX
HELMET, NONPOINT, JANUS, TADDY PORTER, LIKE A STORM
Sunday, May 23
LIMP BIZKIT, ROB ZOMBIE, SEETHER, SLASH, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, APOCALYPTICA
MASTODON, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, ANBERLIN, CIRCA SURVIVE, AIRBOURNE, SHAMAN’S HARVEST
MUSHROOMHEAD, TAPROOT, YEAR LONG DISASTER, NOISE AUCTION, STATE YOUR CAUSE (more…)
Tags: Airbourne, Columbus, Crew Stadium, Festivals, Joel O'Keeffe, Rock on the Range
Rock on the Range 2010. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)
Tags: AC/DC, Airbourne, Joel O'Keeffe, No Guts No Glory, Runnin' Wild
Review by Greg Maki
There is no other way to say it: If you’ve heard Airbourne’s superb, fist-pumping love letter to rock ‘n’ roll and everything that goes with it, their 2008 album Runnin’ Wild, you’ve heard the Australian quartet’s follow-up, No Guts, No Glory. The biggest difference is that instead of standing up for rock ‘n’ roll, this time they’re raising a flag for it.
Here’s the funny part: That’s not a bad thing. In fact, I might be disappointed if that were not the case. After all, would you tell someone who owns Highway to Hell not to buy Back in Black? Or vice versa? (more…)
Tags: Airbourne, Bristow, Festivals, Live photos, Mayhem Festival, Nissan Pavilion, Rockstar Energy Drink
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)
Tags: AC/DC, Airbourne, Andy Wallace, Australia, Bob Marlette, Joel O'Keeffe, Pub rock, Runnin' Wild
Rock ‘n’ roll fans rejoice! Rock will never die as long as bands like Australia’s Airbourne are here to breathe new life into it. The band’s debut album, Runnin’ Wild, now available in the United States via Roadrunner Records, is an instant classic, a disc that rocks with a bravado and enthusiasm not seen since Bon Scott’s heyday. The AC/DC comparison is unavoidable, especially since Airbourne, too, features a pair of brothers at its core, vocalist/guitarist Joel O’Keeffe and drummer Ryan O’Keeffe. But one listen to Runnin’ Wild is enough to know this is no copycat act.
Guitarist David Roads and bassist Justin Street round out the quartet, which recently moved its base of operations to the United States to focus on reaching the American and European audiences. During the band’s headlining tour with Endeverafter and StoneRider, Joel checked in with Live Metal’s Greg Maki to discuss his band’s sound and influences, the new album and more. Get to know them now because you’re going to hear a lot more from them very soon. (more…)