• Front Stage Music Blog

    Front Stage Music Blog

    Front Stage Music Blog will continue to bring music reviews on your favorite recording artists, along with updates on touring schedules, dates, and news from all your favorite artists, along with Amazon MP3 links.

  • Adam Lambert: The Quest for Platinum

    Adam Lambert: The Quest for Platinum

    Adam Lambert, the successful runner up from American Idol (Season 8) is on a quest for platinum. Adam's debut album "For Year Entertainment" is close to reaching platinum status in the US.

  • Black Sabbath: The Reunion

    Black Sabbath: The Reunion

    Black Sabbath: The Reunion

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Music Releases: Kimberly Caldwell – Without Regret

Music releases for week of June 27th. has an American Idol season two contestant Kimberly Caldwell with her debut release from Vanguard / Capitol records titled “Without Regret”.


Kimberly Caldwell was a contestant on American Idol (season two) she was the seventh place finalist, who sang songs from Melissa Etheridge.


KCaldwellAlbum “Without Regret” is an interesting debut album, Kimberly Caldwell’s vocals are distinctive on the record with her husky styled voice, which gives some substance to the songs on the album.


The overall album, is a pop style formulated album, but slightly different in the feel of the songs and music. The most remarkable song on the album, is Kimberly's cover of Melissa Etheridge’s "You Can Sleep While I Drive”.


Kimberly Caldwell makes he attempt at co-writing some on the songs on Without Regret, that give the album it’s overall theme of love, lost, moving on, and no regrets.


The following is the track listing on Without Regret:

  • Heart Like Mine
  • Going, Going, Gone
  • Mess of You
  • Say Love
  • Human After All
  • Taking Back My Life
  • Cost of Love
  • Frozen
  • If You’re Gonna Fall
  • When I’m Not Around
  • Sleep While I Drive


Kimberley is offer a Free Song for download on her website: Kimberly Caldwell.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Clay and Ruben Timeless Charity Auction: VIP Packages up for Bids

Clay Aiken is preparing for his upcoming Timeless Tour, which he co-headlines with his friend and American Idol Winner (Season 2) Ruben Studdard. The Timeless tour officially kicks off this Friday July 23rd. in Asheville, NC.


timeless tour The timeless tour is a month long tour, where Clay and Ruben will be belting out classic hits from the 50’s. 60’s, and 70’s. Both American Idol contestants are remarkable and talented singers in their own right, and will make each concert a night to remember.


Ruben the Velvet Teddy Bear:

Ruben Studdard is the American Idol winner from season 2, with a strong powering soulful voice the Velvet Teddy Bear makes his presence known on stage. Ruben has released four albums, since winning on American Idol. Soulful, Ruben’s debut album released in 2003 sold close to 2 million copies, and was number 1 on the music charts. Rubens other albums I Need an Angel (2004), The Return (2006), and Love Is (2009) were not quite as successful in sales as his debut album, but creatively they are great albums.


Ruben founded The Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts, with its sole purpose to promote and nurture; music / arts through education for children.


Clay Aiken the Timeless Performer:

Clay is the runner up from American Idol (Season 2) who went on to be a successful recording artist. Clay has sold multi-million copies of all his albums from his debut release of Measure of a Man (2003) through On My Way Here (2009). His new release Tried and True (2010) from Decca Records was recently released and has been well received by his fans. The official tour for Tried and True is expected to start sometime in 2011.


Clay a gifted, talented, and polished singer has won many fan choice awards over the years, an outstanding entertainer that gives his best on stage.


Clay is an advocate for many charities and social awareness programs. Clay through several foundations has helped raised millions of dollars for various charities and causes. Clay was appointed the National Ambassador for UNICEF in 2004 with the goal of helping to raise funds and awareness for emergency relief from disasters where needed.


Clay and Ruben Timeless Charity Auction: VIP Packages up for Bids:

Both Clay and Ruben have been and still are advocates for several charities around the world. On the Timeless Tour which they co-headline together, Clay and Ruben will have 2 VIP Packages up for auction at each concert.


The auction is currently held on line at charitybuzz the lucky winners will have a meet and greet with both Clay and Ruben after the concert, all proceeds of the VIP packages go to The National Inclusion Project, and the Ruben Studdard Foundation.


The 2 VIP packages are online and open for bidding for each concert date. This is a chance to meet and spend time with these talented singers, and donate to a charitable cause.


The Timeless Tour with Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard begins July, 23rd Concert listings are posted below:


Clay Aiken Tried and True Timeless Tour Schedule


Ruben Studdard Foundation

National Inclusion Project


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Friday, July 16, 2010

Clay Aiken Tried and True Timeless Tour Schedule

Clay Aiken will be on tour shortly to promote his new album “Tried and True”, Clay will be touring with his friend and colleague Ruben Studdard on the “Timeless” tour.  


Clay’s selection of classics that he recorded on Tried and True, was his personal selection of songs, that he wanted to record for a long time. Clay recorded the album that he wanted, his fans wanted, and received; which is a great album of timeless classics.


Since the songs on Tried and True are classics, it is only appropriate to have the tour of the same name.


Clay Aiken Album Review:  Clay Aiken Tried and True: Songs for You.


Clay Aiken Tried and True Timeless Tour Clay is an artist that is an absolute joy to listen to, especially on his new album tried and true, but Clay is an artist you must see live, to really feel the magic, emotions, and raw power of his vocal talent.


Some of the locations where Clay will be performing are excellent venues, which will give the fans an intimate and memorable evening, which is the way Clay would want it. This is how Clay will showcase his talent.



The following is Clay’s tour dates for the Timeless tour:

Event: Location: Date:
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Florida Theatre
Jackson, FL
July 24, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard King Center for The Performing Arts July 25, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Snoqualmie Casino
Snoqualmie, WA
July 29, 2010
Clay Aiken Silver Legacy Casino
Reno, NV
July 31, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Club Nokia
Los Angeles, CA
August 1, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Northern Lights Theatre at Potawatomi
Milwaukee, WI
August 3, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard The Colosseum at Creasers Windsor
Windsor, ON Canada
August 5, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Chautauqua Institutional Amphitheatre
Chautauqua, NY
August 6, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
Mashantucket, CT
August 7, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard American Music Theatre
Lancaster, PA
August 8, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton, NH
August 10, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Hammerstein Ballroom
New York, NY
August 11, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Turning Stone Casino & Resort
Verona, NY
August 12, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Hammond, IN
August 13, 2010
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Magnolia Ballroom at Beau Rivage
Biloxi, MS
August 14, 2010


Book your tickets fast, some of these venues could sellout fast. Leave us a comment and let us know if you booked your tickets, and after the show, please do give us your comments.


Update: 2011 please see our post: “Clay Aiken: Tried and True Tour Schedulefor the latest on Clay’s new tour with complete tour dates.


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Music Releases: Sting, Crowded House, and Korn

New music being released for the week of July 13th. include Sting, M.I.A., Korn, and Crowded House.


Sting has the most interesting music release for this week with his new album “Symphonicities” which is a back to basics straightforward pop rock album, like he used to make with “The Police”. Sting had just finished a world tour that was a reunion tour of The Police, which was a successful tour for Sting, Andy, and Stewart.


Crowded House, release their latest album “Intriguer”, the Australian band is currently on tour in Europe, ahead of the album release. Crowded House as a band has changed members over the years, but has maintained their original sound, the fans know.


KornIIIRememberWhoYouAre Korn, release their newest album “Korn III: Remember Who You Are”, that has been very much anticipated by their fans.

An Alternative Metal band that was formed in 1993, Korn has gain increasing popularity over the years.


The band has won two Grammy awards for their songs “Freak on a Leash” and “Here to Stay


Korn has release nine albums to date including their newest “Korn III: Remember Who You Are”.



Artist: CD:
Crowded House Intriguer
Fat Joe The Darkside Vol. 1
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse Dark Night of The Soul
The Maine Black & White
Tony Lucca Rendezvous With The Angels
M.I.A. Maya
Panda Bear Tomboy
Sting Symphonicities
Sun Kill Moon Admiral Fell Promises
School of Seven Bells Disconnect from Desire


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group

Friday, July 2, 2010

Dazed and Confused: Jake Holmes sues Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page, one of the most respected guitarists of Rock n Roll from the band Led Zeppelin is being sued for copyright infringement.


Dazed and Confused” which was released on Led Zeppelin’s debut album “Led Zeppelin” in 1969 is one of the most diverse and unique songs ever recorded. The songwriting credit on the album goes to Jimmy Page.


Now after 40 years Jake Holmes is stepping forward and claiming he owns the copyright to Dazed and Confused. This comes at a shock to many Zeppelin fans, but also as a shock to everyone in the music industry.


Listen to the following video of Jake Holmes recorded version of Dazed and Confused, which is from 1967. It is strikingly similar to Zeppelin’s version.

So now there is many questions, as why did Jimmy Page change the song to avoid copyright infringement, and claim himself as the sole songwriter.


Who is Jake Holmes?

Jake Holmes is a folk singer who opened up for the Yardbirds on an American tour in 1967. The Yardbirds loved the song, and they decided to do a version of their own on live shows. Their version featured the bowed guitar and extended instrumentals through the song.


So now we know who Jimmy Page is associated with Dazed and Confused.


After the Yardbirds had broken up, they had considered releasing their live version of Jake Holmes Dazed and Confused, but never did so.


When Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin, he presented them Dazed and Confused, which had changed the melody, and structure of the song, and copyrighted the song, knowingly it was plagiarism. Page presented the song as an original composition to the group.


Jake claims he had contacted Jimmy many times to discuss and resolve the copyright infringement that apparently exists, and Jimmy Page never responded to any of his requests.


Finally Jake has now sued Jimmy Page for copyright infringement on his song.


According to copyright laws, Jake would only be entitled to revenue from the last three years, this would worth millions just from compilations released in the last few years.


So the burning question remains, why did Jake Holmes wait 40 years to dispute the copyright? and why did Jimmy Page claim the song as an original composition all these years?


By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group