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
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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…)