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NOVEMBER 8, 2008
MOUNTAIN performing "Never In My Life"


NOVEMBER 5, 2008
STEELHEART promo video for new album "Good 2 B Alive"



SEPTEMBER 27, 2008
A new video interview with REV JONES is now available to view on DEAN TV , The interview was conducted backstage at ROCKLAHOMA, where REV goes into detail about why he likes the DEAN basses, he lets us in on some upcoming events, and included in the video is some live footage of the STEELHEART performance...
There is also a new updated Spotlight page featuring REV JONES, at DEANGUITARS.COM

REV is also featured on the new MOUNTAIN website MOUNTAINROCKBAND.COM , that includes some nice words from LESLIE WEST...
REV will be hitting the road next week with MOUNTAIN as they begin their North American tour supporting JOE SATRIANI...
for more info check out MOUNTAIN TOUR DATES
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
SteelHeart's new album, "G00D 2B ALIVE" (G2BA) written, produced and recorded by Miljenko Matijevic, and featuring Rev Jones on bass, is slated for European release October 24, 2008, Immediately followed by its U.S. release on November 11, 2008... The reason for the change of the release date is due to a new track “G2BA” added to the album... “G2BA” is a beautiful acoustic track with a choir that consists of Charlottesville’s VA best singers... Preceding the album's opening in both markets by SteelHeart Records, LLC sign with Red Eye Distribution (N.A.) and Cargo Distribution (EUR)., respectively, is the European release of SteelHeart's live DVD entitled, "SteelHeart Still Hard" on September 19, 2008...



The first single "LOL" from the upcoming album "Good 2B Alive" is now available for purchase.
Just click the "Buy Now" button below to purchase a copy of the single for 0.99 cents



November 7th there is a online record release party for STEELHEART "GOOD 2B ALIVE"
So please join us @ WWW.G2BA.NET 12:00am Est.
Listen to the SteelHeart new album "GOOD 2B ALIVE" in it's entirety...
Leave your comments in the forum, we want to hear what you think...

To watch the Steelheart Promo video, go to STEELHEART T.V.
or for more info check out STEELHEART.COM
AUGUST 28, 2008
REV JONES will be playing bass for the legendary rock band MOUNTAIN on their upcoming US-CANADA tour with JOE SATRIANI, the dates have been posted on the TOURS page...

The release date for the new STEELHEART album "Good 2 B ALIVE" has been changed, the new release date is October 24th 2008...

More info about MOUNTAIN, REV JONES BAND, and STEELHEART will be posted soon...

REV JONES TOUR DATES

JULY 15, 2008
STEELHEART gave another incredible performance sunday at the ROCKLAHOMA festival, where they received one of the best if not the best crowd response of the whole weekend. After they had to leave the stage because of the time schedule being behind, the crowd continued screaming for an encore for at least 10 minutes. Following their performance the band went to their merchandise booth and signed autographs and took photos with their fans for 2 hours and 45 minutes, it was amazing, for the first 2 hours you could not see the end of the line. The entire show was filmed by DANA ALTMON and his crew, some of the footage will be used in the video for the song "L.O.L." from the upcoming STEELHEART release "GOOD 2B ALIVE", and the rest of the live footage will be available to see on STEELHEART TV in the very very near future... Just before STEELHEART took the stage, the entire ROCKLAHOMA staff gathered on the main stage with EDDIE TRUCKS to thank all the fans for coming out, which was followed by a great rendition of "STAR SPANGLED BANNER" performed by REV JONES himself, it was definitely a crowd pleaser... DEAN TV (Dean guitars) also shot footage of the show and did a video interview with REV that will be post soon on DEAN TV... Photos from the ROCKLAHOMA show will be posted soon, as well as a message from REV, so check back... REVJONES.COM

JUNE 27, 2008
STEELHEART will be performing again this year at the ROCKLAHOMA festival on sunday JULY 13th, also appearing that day QUEENSRYCHE, TESLA, ACE FREHLEY, and UFO. for more info check out ROCKLAHOMA.COM

The long awaited new STEELHEART album "Good 2B Alive" will be released on September 15th, 2008

for more info and to pre order your copy click HERE


As a added bonus to go along with the release of "Good 2B Alive", on September 15th the entire STEELHEART performance from ROCKLAHOMA 2008 will be made available for streaming on STEELHEART.COM

In other news, the new REV JONES BAND t-shirts will be available for purchase on monday June 30th here at REVJONES.COM, the price will be $15 plus shipping, so check back after monday to order yours...

MAY 4, 2008
The REV JONES BAND will be performing in Oklahoma City on May 10 opening for Ace Frehley at the Diamond Ballroom.
here is the flier for the show


There has been a personnel change in the REV JONES BAND, drummer CODY BAILEY has been added to complete the line up...

REV JONES - bass/vocals (Steelheart, Fuel, Michael Schenker Group, Black Symphony, Forte)
PIERCE - vocals (Metalheadz, Plush, Black Symphony)
KYLE LUNSFORD - guitar/vocals (Metalheadz, 36inches, Erotic Suicide)
CODY BAILEY - drums (Jakob, Leon Russell, Felicia Collins)



APRIL 22, 2008
Sorry to inform everyone of the bad news, but the UFO and REV JONES BAND show has been canceled by the local promoter... But there will be another REV JONES BAND show announced this week, so check back...
APRIL 11, 2008
Here is the flier for the UFO and REV JONES BAND show


APRIL 9, 2008
Modern Guitar Magazine has posted a very detailed review of the Rev Jones Instructional DVD 'Bass Line', the review can be found here at
MODERGUITARS.COM

In other news, the REV JONES BAND will be taking part in a Stone Temple Pilot tribute album that will be released later this year, more details will be posted soon....
APRIL 2, 2008
The REV JONES BAND will be performing a couple of shows in Oklahoma City in April, the first show will be APRIL 22nd at the Diamond Ballroom opening for UFO. The band will perform many classic songs from REV's past as well as a few new songs that will appear on an upcoming REV JONES release...
____The band consist of____
REV JONES on bass/vocals (Steelheart, Fuel, Michael Schenker Group, Black Symphony, Forte)
PIERCE on vocals (Metalheadz, Plush, Black Symphony)
KYLE LUNSFORD on guitar/vocals (Metalheadz, 36inches)
DAVE CAMPBELL on drums (Mudbone, Spectrum, Dream Kings)

The REV JONES BAND will be heading into the studio to begin recording new tracks at the end of April...
MARCH 26, 2008
Review-O-Matic.com has posted a very detailed review of the Rev Jones Instructional DVD 'Bass Line', the review can be found here at
REVIEW-O-MATIC.COM

In other news, details about the upcoming REV JONES BAND shows will be posted on Thursday, including info on the band members and future recording plans...
MARCH 11, 2008
Win Rev Jones Instructional DVD 'Bass Line' from Modern Guitars... Modern Guitars is giving away 3 copies of the Rev Jones DVD on their website, for more info and to enter the drawing for the DVD click MODERNGUITARS.COM
MARCH 10, 2008
The Rev Jones Band will be doing a couple of shows in April, one confirmed show is opening for UFO at the DIAMOND BALLROOM in Oklahoma City April 22nd. more show details will be posted soon...
JANUARY 14, 2008
HAPPY BIRTHDAY REV!!!!
JANUARY 10, 2008
Words from REV: "I want to thank everyone for coming out to my bass clinics, the turns outs were great and it was very cool meeting and talking with everyone. Hopefully we can do some more very soon. Best wishes. Rev Jones"
DECEMBER 19, 2007
Three upcoming REV JONES live events have been announced and the dates are confirmed. There are two Oklahoma City shows and one signing session.

First, on Monday Dec 31st REV will be setting in on bass for one show with a couple of his long time friends, Oklahoma City's own 36 INCHES. This is a one time one night only event. The show is at SPINOZI'S in Oklahoma City (303 NW 62nd)... The band will feature: REV JONES- bass / BUCK BUSH- vocals / KYLE LUNSFORD- guitar / KERRY "MYWEENIE" - drums..... for more info call (405) 607-2932.

Second, on January 5th at 12:00 p.m. REV will be doing a Bass Clinic / Solo Performance at GUITAR CENTER in Oklahoma City. For more info
CLICK HERE.

Third, on Friday January 18th at the NAMM show in Anaheim California, REV will be appearing at the KAHLER booth where he will be signing photos, talking to fans, and demonstrating how cool the KAHLER bridges are. The exact time will be posted in the next couple of weeks as will any other NAMM appearances that get confirmed...
DECEMBER 11, 2007
Now available for purchase from our website the long awaited REV JONES instructional DVD "BASS LINE". The DVD is loaded with lots of great exercises, fundamentals, flashy over the neck stuff, some 2 handed tapping techniques, and he breaks down several of his solo/songs along with some famous classic bass lines that really influenced his playing. The DVD also include seven live solo/songs. The price is $20.00 (usd) + shipping. For info about the DVD or to buy a copy
CLICK HERE...



OCTOBER 27, 2007
More videos posted on the VIDEOS page and REV's myspace page. The videos are of STEELHEART from the ROCKLAHOMA festival, the songs are "Gimme Gimme" & "Buried Unkind". Check back for more songs from the show...
OCTOBER 23, 2007
New videos posted on the VIDEOS page and REV's myspace page. The videos are of STEELHEART from the ROCKLAHOMA festival, the songs are "I'll never let you go" & "Blood Pollution". We will be posting more songs from the show later this week...
OCTOBER 12, 2007
Part two of the REV JONES interview is now available. The 2 part interview is featured in the Asian Magazine NEW GUITAR FAN issue#7 and issue#8 (a VCD featuring REV soloing and demonstrating a few licks is included with issue #7)... The interview took place while REV was in Taiwan back in March shooting his soon to be released instructional DVD. The interview covers so many topics that they split it into two issues. REV talks in detail about his musical influences growing up and how it helped him develop his unique playing style and his insane stage presence. He talks a little bit about each band that he has recorded or toured with in his career, and gives some info about all of his current and upcoming projects. He also discusses gear, practicing, learning, and shares his theories on bass playing and bass players...
To check out the photos and details from the interview
CLICK HERE...

OCTOBER 09, 2007
The long awaited REV JONES instructional DVD "BASS LINE" will be released world wide by VISION QUEST/ENCORE this November, it will also be available for purchase from our website. The DVD is loaded with lots of great exercises, fundamentals, flashy over the neck stuff, some 2 handed tapping techniques, and he breaks down several of his solo/songs along with some famous classic bass lines that really influenced his playing. The DVD will also include seven live solo/songs.



Several live photos of REV playing with STEELHEART taken at ROCKLAHOMA 2007 can be viewed at these 2 sites.
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2

Here are a couple of video clips of STEELHEART from the same show, several more can be found on YouTube.

VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
OCTOBER 08, 2007
BLACK SYMPHONY have just released two brand new full length albums,
"SOWING THE SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION" - and - "BLACK SYMPHONY IV".


for more info check out
BLACKSYMPHONY.COM

BLACK SYMPHONY features bassist REV JONES (MSG, STEELHEART, FUEL), drummer PETE HOLMES (MSG, BLACK-N-BLUE), guitarist RICK PLESTER (KOTTAK, MANDY LION), keyboardist ROBERT VASICEK, and new vocalist RANDALL REEMAN.

Now available on ITUNES the entire BLACK SYMPHONY catalog:
"BLACK SYMPHONY" - 1998
"TEARS OF BLOOD" - 2002
"SOWING THE SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION" - 2007
"BLACK SYMPHONY IV" - 2007
SEPTEMBER 02, 2007
New interview with REV is now available... It is a 2 part interview that is featured this month and next month in the Asian Magazine NEW GUITAR FAN... The magazine also comes with a VCD featuring REV soloing and demonstrating a few licks... Check out the photos and details from the interview
HERE... A small clip from the video will be posted later this week...

In other news, a STEELHEART  tour is currently being booked for November & December 2007, we are just waiting for the dates to all be confirmed and then they will be posted... We will also be posting some STEELHEART live pictures from ROCKLAHOMA sometime this week, so please check back...
MAY 24, 2007
New STEELHEART tour dates have been added to the
TOURS PAGE, one of which is at a big festival called ROCKLAHOMA in REV's home state of Oklahoma... www.rockfeverfest.com .... check back for more STEELHEART dates....

In other news, a KOTTAK Japan tour is in the works for November 2007, we are just waiting for the dates to all be confirmed and then they will be posted...

Also check back soon for details about the release of the new REV JONES instructional DVD. It will be available world wide at many shops, as well as here at www.revjones.com .....
MARCH 05, 2007
New audio interview with REV posted on
HARDRADIO.COM , the interview was conducted at the NAMM by Bob Nalbandian, REV tells the story of what happened on the MSG Asian tour, he also discusses BLACK SYMPHONY, KOTTAK, CHINA BLUE, and FUEL. The interview is available on HARDRADIO.COM or the podcast is available on ITUNES keyword "hardradio", also on the podcast is an interview with Vinny Appice....

In other news, REV is talking with a company in Asia about doing an instructional DVD, more details will be added very soon....
FEBRUARY 20, 2007
New photos of REV from the NAMM SHOW 2007 posted
HERE.... Just after the NAMM show last month REV went into the studio and played bass on a few tracks for the upcoming STEELHEART album, more info will be added later....
Words from REV: Howdy, first off the NAMM show was a great success, I would like to thank DEAN, KAHLER, EDEN, and LM. I also want to thank all the fans for coming out to all the BLACK SYMPHONY and KOTTAK shows in January, you were great. Next to answer a question that I keep getting in emails, NO I will not be playing with MSG in JAPAN, nor will PETE HOLMES, there are too many problems involved with that organization for us to continue with them. I want to thank all the fans for all the supportive emails to myself and to R.B. Araki. Take care and I hope to see you all soon. REV
JANUARY 17, 2007
New KOTTAK date added to the tours page, this Sunday night the 21st KOTTAK will be playing in Hollywood at the CAT CLUB, it is the 5th annual NAMM AFTER SHOW, free to enter with NAMM badge... This is usually the best NAMM after party with lot's of well known guest jamming all night...
JANUARY 15, 2007
Last night at the CAT CLUB in Hollywood, KOTTAK while celebrating REV's birthday invited several friends up onstage to jam. First up was former WARRANT singer JANI LANE who actually played drums with the band for over half the show, REV said "Jani played played the songs great and he had never even heard them before, it was pretty fun.". Joining the band onstage next was TOMI RAE BROWN, she sang lead on a couple songs and did basically a KOTTAK duet on "HOLIDAY", also joining in on the jamming was guitarist RICK PLESTER (black symphony) and vocalist HAPPENIN HARRY. It was a night remember.....
REV JONES appearing at NAMM SHOW 2007
Thursday the 18th - Sunday the 21st REV will be appearing at several booths doing signings and playing, here is the current schedule:

THURSDAY playing with ERIC RAGNO at KEYTAR (#5806).

THURSDAY
night at the FENDER AVE BAR & GRILL in Fullerton, playing with KOTTAK (10 p.m.), BLACK SYMPHONY (11 p.m.), and the NAMM JAMM featuring members of Lynch Mob, Yngwie, Lizzy Borden, Vox Tempus, Scorpions, and others (12 p.m.).

FRIDAY
apearing throughout the day at DEAN GUITARS (#5466), EDEN ELECTRONICS (#5244), and playing with ERIC RAGNO at KEYTAR (#5806).

SATURDAY
doing singing sessions with KOTTAK at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. at LM PRODUCTS (#4283), also appearing throughout the day at DEAN GUITARS (#5466), EDEN ELECTRONICS (#5244), and playing with ERIC RAGNO at KEYTAR (#5806).

SATURDAY
night at PALADINOS in Tarzana, playing with KOTTAK (9:30 p.m.).

SUNDAY
doing a signing session 11a.m. at KAHLER (#5727).

SUNDAY
night at the CAT CLUB in Hollywood, playing with KOTTAK (9:30 p.m. )
JANUARY 14, 2007
HAPPY BIRTHDAY REV!!!!!!!
JANUARY 13, 2007
New KOTTAK tour date has been added on the
TOURS page as well as NAMM info.....
JANUARY 12, 2007
New interview with REV posted on
PIVOTAL ALLIANCE WEBZINE..... Also REV will be doing a signing session at the NAMM SHOW in the KAHLER BOOTH on Sunday 01/21/06 at 11:00 a.m., he will also be at the DEAN GUITAR booth and LM STRAPS booth, these days and times will be posted soon....
JANUARY 2, 2007
New KOTTAK tour dates have been added on the
TOURS page.....
JANUARY 1, 2007
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!