Lillian Axe makes a long awaited return to Baltimore, MD on
Saturday, June 29. We will be rocking the stage with Jetboy and
special guests. Tickets are on sale right now -
Click here to buy now
Tickets are $20 for regular admission and $35 for a VIP admission
which includes a ticket to the show, limited edition poster and
special pre-show meet and greet with Lillian Axe and Jetboy.
To celebrate our return, the promoter of the show wanted to offer
something extra special for some of the diehard fans. A VIP
Experience after show meet and greet with Lillian Axe including a
special after show hang with Lillian Axe, special autographed items,
VIP table and bottle during the show and more.
4.23.13 Rob Hovey and I have been working on the mixes for the acoustic record, and it sounds great! We saw a first edit on The Great Divide for the DVD and Chris has knocked it out of the park. We are really trying to capture the magic of that night. Hopefully, we can get this done soon.
and Brian Jones talk music, history and the future with Amy and Rob
"The Metal Master" McNees of
We had such a great time
performing the live acoustic set in the studio for the upcoming
DVD/CD set. We would like to graciously thank all the contest
winners and family that helped make this such a spectacular event
Click here to read the Times-Picayune article about the evening.
2.14.13 ATTENTION ALL YOU GHOST HUNTERS AND PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS, REAL AND WANNABEES!
Steve Blaze, guitarist, founder and songwriter for Louisiana Hall of Fame members Lillian Axe, has just been granted the honor of becoming the President of the Louisiana Chapter of the WPI, World Paranormal Investigations. As an avid believer and seeker of truth, he is in the process of putting a team together to delve into the untapped area of paranormal locations throughout the state of Louisiana. CLICK HERE for more info!
Click here to read the Times-Picayune article about the Air
12.12.12 How would you like to attend an INVITATION ONLY concert by Lillian Axe?
11.13.12 Click here to read the fourth installation of Steve's Tour Diary from the European tour!
10.21.12 Click here to read the third installation of Steve's Tour Diary from the European tour!
10.11.12 Click here to read the second installation of Steve's Tour Diary from the European tour!
10.4.12 Click here to read the first installation of Steve's Tour Diary from the European tour!
Click here to ListenIn and hear Steve talk about various subjects from
questioning everything, to Near Life Experience, to specific Lillian songs, and
everything in between.
LILLIAN AXE - "DEATH COMES TOMORROW"
...Guilford hopes the guitar - which
will travel with Blaze and his band as they go on tour this summer -
will create a buzz ahead of its eventual auction. All proceeds will
go to the families of the NATC-A Nine.
The guitar, which is a model called the "Redeemer," will have decals
of the Purple Heart and Silver Star on the front. The neck reads
"U.S. Air Force" in mother-of-pearl inlay. The back is the same dark
blue used in rank insignia and will have a backplate with the names
of the NATC-A Nine.
Blaze will play the guitar only on the
Lillian Axe song "Take a Bullet." The tune is dedicated to members
of the military who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, according to
the band's website...
New tour dates
have been posted. Check the
TOUR page to see if Lillian is coming to your area! More
dates to be posted.
Plenty of new
Reviews and Interviews have been posted
here. Be sure to check out what people are saying about XI: The
Days Before Tomorrow. Also, be sure to read or listen to the
interviews as Steve talks about the new album as well as Brian's
inauguration into the band, the songwriting process, and just about
anything covering the Lillian Axe history over the years.
The lyrics for XI:
The Days Before Tomorrow have been posted.
Click Here to check them out.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New Orleans, LA; March 1, 2012
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Members, Lillian Axe, love, support and
appreciate the sacrifices our armed forces put themselves in every
day of their lives to protect our freedom. As a token of their
gratitude, Steve Blaze will be playing a specially custom made
guitar from Guilford Guitars on their US tour during the song "Take
The Bullet" and the guitar will be raffled off in a contest and all
the money from the contest will go to the families of the fallen
airmen who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country in
Afghanistan. The idea was brought to Steve Blaze by huge Lillian Axe
fan and beloved friend, Major Henry Cecil of the United States Air
Force. Major Cecil says:
"The story behind the guitar is pretty cool. I was talking to Steve
one day and he was telling me he had two new guitars on the way. I
had been thinking about my idea for quite a while but I was not
quite sure how to approach Steve with it. During our conversation I
told Steve I had a crazy idea about a guitar and if he had a few
minutes I would share it with him. I asked him what he thought about
getting John Guilford to build a guitar to honor the fallen airmen
that were killed in Afghanistan last year. I thought maybe he could
tour with it, tell the story, honor their ultimate sacrifice and
then raise money for the families by raffling it off after a set
amount of time. Steve said absolutely and that he would play the
guitar on "Take the Bullet", when they are out on tour. Steve talked
to John about it and then I had the green light to talk to John. I
sent John an email and we talked on the phone the next day. John has
been amazing and enthusiastically has agreed to build the guitar.
The guitar is a Steve Blaze redeemer model. The top of the guitar
will be the Air Force’s latest camouflage pattern which is a digital
tiger stripe. The back of the guitar will be a gloss dark blue which
is the color of the thread used in the rank insignia and name tapes
on the uniform. The names of the fallen that were lost on April 27,
2011 will be engraved on the back of one of the metal plates that
cover the electronics along with a purple heart medal, the silver
star medal, the Lillian Axe Logo and the Guilford Guitars scripted
name. Another really nice touch will be the U.S. Air Force logo laid
into the neck of the guitar. I cannot say thank you enough to
everyone involved. This is all about honoring the fallen and helping
out their families as much as we can."
So come out on tour and see Steve play this special guitar but most
importantly honor the fallen airmen who gave their lives in the face
of battle so we could be here today.
Be sure to check back for more
We salute you!
Brian, Steve, Sam, Eric and Ken
Lillian Axe will be playing Rocklahoma
in Pryor, Oklahoma on Saturday, May 26, 2012.
The countdown has begun.
As you may have heard, in 30 days a very special event is going to
take place in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, February 4. All
Lillian Axe fans are invited to our album release party at the
Howlin Wolf Club at 907 South Peters Street, to celebrate the
release of our new album, XI: The Days Before Tomorrow on CME
Records. We are giving our fans a free show that night. That's
right, free of charge as a thank you for supporting us and never
letting us give up when the odds were against us. Come down and hear
new music and classic Lillian Axe songs. We are performing a brand
new full 2 hour show that is going to be recorded for a new live
album coming out later this year and we are filming some footage for
our new video for the song, Caged In. Be a part of the recorded
history of Lillian Axe. Our new album will be available that night
for you to buy before it hits the stores on February 14. Following
our performance, we will be doing a special meet and greet for all
the fans. We are going to hang out with our fans, take pictures,
sign CDs or anything you like. Its been a long time coming and this
night is going to be remembered forever. The best part is you do not
need a ticket. It's free! Just show up ready to rock the night away.
Please keep in mind once the Howlin Wolf reaches its capacity, for
the safety of everyone, we will have to close the doors. That means
get there early and do not miss out on a dream of a lifetime. The
doors open at 9 PM. Jet Set Babylon hits the stage at 10 PM followed
by Lillian Axe.
The response to our new album in Europe has been amazing. The fans
there have been waiting a very long time for a brand new Lillian Axe
album. Our label in Europe, AFM Records, has been busting their
butts promoting the album and getting us radio airplay. Steve has
been doing many interviews and the reviews of the album have been
great so far. And that is just the beginning. If all goes as
planned, we will be touring Europe at the end of March. The European
version of the new album will contain a special bonus song called
"Angels Among Us." Also a special limited edition is being made that
will also contain a Lillian Axe T-shirt. The European release date
will be January 27. The single being worked in Europe is called
More great news. Our new album will be released in Japan on February
13 through Disk Union. Our fans in Japan have been begging for a new
album and the wish is our command. Japan, here we come.
February 14, Valentine's Day is the release date for the USA and
Canada on our new label CME Records. There are a few surprises on
new album for you, the fans. Wait until you hear them. (hint hint
The single, Lava On My Tongue, hits metal radio stations on January
16 and the single, Caged In, hits active rock radio on February 13.
Call your local radio stations and demand to hear new Lillian Axe.
The band sounds great and Brian hit it out of the park. Brian's
vocals are angelic yet they have a big set of balls to them. We know
it has taken us a really long time to make this album. You, our fans
will not be disappointed. We took our time to make an album that you
would be proud of.
Steve Blaze has teamed
up with Drummer Wade Rettig to present a heavy new instrumental
called Science Friction. You can get a signed copy now by clicking
HERE. Steve showcases his trademark soloing skills over the rock
solid drumming of Wade.
sure to check out the
MEDIA page for the new three part interview of Lillian Axe in
the studio recording Lillian
Axe XI: The Days Before Tomorrow
Lillian Axe is more than
halfway finished tracking their new album slated for release on
Valentine's Day 2012. It is tentatively titled XI : The Days
Producing is guitarist,
songwriter Steve Blaze, engineering is Rob Hovey, and mixing will be
done by Sylvia Massey ( Tool, Johnny Cash, Deftones, System f of a
Down, Prince, Black Crowes).
Some of the titles are "
Bow Your Head", " "Gather Up the Snow", "Soul Disease", " The Great
Recording is being done in Covington, La. at Sound Landing Studio.
Per Blaze, " This is an important album as it introduces Brian Jones
on vocals. As I have been writing this record, there has been a
feeling of creativity that is similar to that of when I wrote
Psychoschizophrenia. The band has really done a great job so far. We
can't wait to get back out on the road to support it."
Lillian Axe announces their new singer and new single.
New Orleans, LA – March
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame members, Lillian Axe are proud to
announce Jackson, Mississippi, native Brian Jones, as their new lead
vocalist. Steve Blaze, lead guitarist and band founder says “We have
spent the last six months searching for and reviewing candidates to
the point of driving us crazy.” Blaze continues, “Choosing your
front man is the most vital task in a band’s existence, so we really
took our time to make sure that the person we chose fit every
category to the best of their abilities. Brian is a complete breath
of fresh air. He is an amazing talent, as well as a fireball of
enthusiasm, which has really sparked the attitudes of the rest of
Jones, vocalist for the bands Guns of Addiction and Full Moon
Circus, as well as guitarist for Wind-up Artist, Papercut Massacre,
approached Blaze for the job in September. He states, "When I
initially approached Steve about the possibility of becoming the new
vocalist for Lillian Axe, I honestly didn't know what to think and
had a plethora of thoughts running amuck in my head. Having been a
lifelong fan of the band and looking to Steve as a mentor for so
many years, coupled with the fact that I was being asked to
audition for one of my favorite bands, was a bit much to take in. I
knew this was what I wanted to do and have been playing now for over
20 years, but I never would have imagined I'd be playing with
Lillian Axe. The guys have been amazing and have taken me in quite
nicely. I look forward to the many years to come and to the new
music that we will be sharing with the fans.”
The Axe has commenced recording their eleventh album at Sound
Landing Studios in Covington, Louisiana with the team of Steve Blaze
as producer and Rob Hovey as engineer, due for a September 27, 2011;
via Love and War Records /Mega Force Records / Sony Red
Distribution. The first track, Take the Bullet, will be available
for download on April 12. Says Blaze, Take the Bullet is a very
special song for us. Several months ago, I received an email from
Air Force Major Henry Cecil, who was stationed in Kabul,
Afghanistan. He expressed his appreciation and gratitude for the
dedication to the troops on our last album, Deep Red Shadows. He
proceeded to send me an American Flag that had traveled on several
helicopter missions, official patches, coins, autographs from his
squadron, and even a copy of Deep Red Shadows autographed by General
David Petraeus himself. We were incredibly honored and humbled, and
since then, I have become good friends with Major Cecil. Several
weeks ago, he drove to Covington and spent two days in the studio
with us as we recorded Take the Bullet. I wrote this song in
dedication to our troops for their heroic sacrifice for our country
and their display of true brotherhood.”
Air Force Major Henry Cecil says, “I’ve been following Lillian Axe
since 1987 and after reading the last page of the new CD’s liner
notes, I immediately sent Steve an email thanking him from a
long-time fan and that I was having a flag flown over Afghanistan,
accompanied by the CD. I mailed the flag to Steve on 9-11-10 and
included patches from the squadrons that took the flag on their
missions, as well as an ISAF (International Security Assistance
Force) coin to tie everything together that is in the display case
for the flag. During my deployment, I had the honor to work with
General Petraeus’ security team and made friends with them. I asked
if they could have the General sign the liner notes to say thanks to
Steve and he did. Steve and I have become great friends from this
and we talk on a regular basis now. He invited me to watch Lillian
Axe record Take the Bullet, and I can honestly say I was speechless
after watching it all come together and couldn’t believe I was
actually getting to watch them in the studio. It was truly an honor
I will never forget.”
The month of April
will be a busy one for the band. Take the Bullet will be released
for download on April 12, introducing the voice of Jones. Also, Cuba
Gooding, Jr.’s new movie, The Hit List will feature 47 Ways to Die
as the opening song to the movie. The band will play six dates in
the South to support Deep Red Shadows and celebrate their ten-album
Blaze states, “It gets more and more difficult to put together a
set-list as we keep creating more and more music; however, this tour
will bring new songs and new production as we start this new chapter
in the history of Lillian Axe.”
LILLIAN AXE HEADLINE TOUR DATES:
04/08 HOWLIN’ WOLF CLUB in New Orleans, LA
04/09 CLUB FIRE in Jackson, MS
04/15 RIVERSIDE WAREHOUSE in Shreveport, LA
04/16 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR SHOW in Dallas, TX
04/22 CITY CLUB OF HOUMA in Houma, LA
04/23 RAXX in Erwinville (Baton Rouge) LA
12.15.10 - THE HIT
The Hit List is a new
movie to be released in March 2011 starring Cuba Gooding Jr
featuring Lillian Axe's "47 Ways to Die".
Click Here for a link to the title sequence where the song is
11.17.10 - MOSH
Out now is a new
Mosh Potatoes by Steve Seabury and published by Simon & Schuster
featuring recipes from various metal artists including Lillian Axe’s
own Steve Blaze. Other recipe contributors include members of bands
like Megadeth, Overkill, Kittie, and an ass-load more. So cook out
with your book out and pick up a copy today at Borders,
Barnes & Noble, or
Lillian Axe is
happy to announce that their tenth album, Deep Red Shadows, is
finished. The band has just finished listening the masters and a big
thumbs up went around the studio. Deep Red Shadows was produced by
Steve Blaze. mixed by Rob Hovey and mastered by Ty Tabor of King's
X. The song "47 Ways To Die" was mixed by the famous and well
respected record producer and engineer, Sylvia Massy. Sylvia Massy
is best known for her work with the band Tool ("Undertow went 2x
platinum and "Opiate" went platinum). She also has gold and platinum
albums with Green Jelly, Powerman 5000 and The Red Hot Chili Peppers
to name a few. Sylvia Massy also has worked with Sevendust, Prince,
Johnny Cash, Seven Mary Three and The Deftones. Ty Tabor of King's X
is the special guest on the song, "The Quenching Of Human Life,"
adding an amazing guitar solo to the track.
Final Track Listing: (1) Under The Same Moon (2) 47 Ways To Die (3)
The Quenching Of Human Life (4) A Minute Of Years (5) Nobody Knows
(acoustic) (6) The Day I Met You (acoustic) (7) Sad Day On Planet
Earth (acoustic) (8) Nocturnal Symphony (acoustic) (9) Deep Red
The first single off of Deep Red Shadows will be "47 Ways To Die"
and the band is planning on filming a video for the song shortly and
hitting the road to a city near you.
Please go to Amazon today and pre-order your copy of Deep Red
Shadows today and help us make a huge impact the first week of
On a somber note: Lillian Axe, our manager and our crew want to send
out our condolences to Bobby Brown, a long standing and loyal member
of Lillian Axe's crew for many years on the passing of his mother,
Claudia L. Brown. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bobby.
Sincerely Steve, Derrick, Eric, Sam, Ken, Charlie, John, Jeremy,
Thad, Spike and Scott.
Lillian Axe has begun recording their
tenth album for Love & War Records at Sound Landing Studios in
Covington, LA. Go to
www.loveandwarrecords.com and check out the new CD
artwork. Ash Sivils who created the artwork for SDOPE has now
created her second CD cover for Lillian Axe's "Deep Red Shadows.".
New tour dates added to the tour
page. Many more to come.
On May 16, 2010; Derrick LeFevre,
Steve Blaze, Sam Poitevent, Eric Morris and Ken Koudelka will be
inducted as the first hard rock band in the Louisiana Music Hall Of
Fame. Lillian Axe will forever be remembered along side such greats
as Fats Domino, Buddy Guy, Louis Armstrong, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little
Richard and Allen Toussaint to name a few
Lillian Axe will be headlining the
"First Annual Louisiana Music Homecoming Concert" on May 16, 2010 at
the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, LA in celebration of their
induction and they will close the show.
LILLIAN AXE HAS SIGNED A NEW
RECORDING CONTRACT AND WILL RELEASE THEIR TENTH ALBUM ON JULY 20,
2010: Lillian Axe will be releasing their new album entitled, "Deep
Red Shadows" on Love & War Records / MRI Associated through Sony
Music Distribution (RED). Special guest appearing on their new album
will be Ty Tabor of King's X.
Steve Blaze will be appearing at the
Dallas Guitar Show, April 16-18 in Dallas, TX. Steve will be at the
Guilford Guitars Booth unleashing his new guitar model "The
Redeemer" and performing in an all-star jam with Ty Tabor of King's
X, Damon Johnson of the Alice Cooper Band, Neal Schon of Journey,
George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob, Rick Derringer, Derek
St.Holmes, Paul Reed Smith and many more guitar greats.
Guitarist, Steve Blaze, will be
attending Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles, CA
on Thursday, April 8. Steve Blaze said, "it's an honor to be
attending such a great celebration, bringing together the great
musicians, singers and bands of the heavy metal community under one
roof to salute the elite." Steve Blaze will be doing interviews and
walking the red carpet and making some big announcements about
Lillian Axe that day. Stay tuned........
Lillian Axe is happy to announce we
have a new booking agent.
Please direct all inquiries to book
Lillian Axe to:
New tour date added to the TOUR page.
More dates to be announced soon.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AFM
ENTERTAINMENT OF HEMLOCK MICHIGAN IS NO LONGER THE BOOKING AGENT FOR
All inquiries for booking Lillian Axe
should contact the band's personal manager via email at
Now booking dates for Lillian Axe's
summer tour scheduled to begin in June.
NEW LILLIAN AXE CD COMING SOON.
Lillian Axe will be headlining a
benefit show for the Hard Rock Hall of Fame on March 19th at Howlin'
Wolf's in New Orleans, LA with special guest Randy Jackson of Zebra.
We would like all of our fans to come out and support this special
event. Following our performance, any fan who bought a ticket
to this charity event will have the opportunity, to meet all the members of Lillian Axe. Derrick,
Steve, Sam, Eric and Ken will be signing autographs and taking