Long Live AC/DC and a Special Salute to Malcolm Young for All the Great Years of Rock N’ Roll

(CNN) AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young is ill and is “taking a break,” the band posted on its website Wednesday. But the hugely popular group will continue, AC/DC said in the statement.
“After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support,” the statement said. “In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time.

Malcolm Young

Malcolm Young

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Jeff Swan

Jeff Swan

“I would just like to personally thank Malcolm Young” quotes
JEFF SWAN, for all the Great Years you’ve given us… And, we’re still going in… to Sin City!!!

Dirty Deeds has been Chicago’s #1 AC/DC Tribute band for almost two decades. The band features Bob Slawek on Vocals, Darren Marino on Drums, Nick Testa on Lead Guitar, Jeff Swan on Rhythm Guitar and Billy Knowles on Bass. “We’ve had some Great Times playing in this band” quotes Jeff Swan… “But the best thing about Dirty Deeds is the Fans!!!” “Whenever Dirty Deeds would play a Show, it was always a Party!!!” “So Thank you to all the Fans, and Thank You Malcolm Young, for writing such Kick Ass Songs!!! ~Jeff Swan

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Dirty Deeds performed their last show at Durty Nellies in Palatine on 10/19/2012.
Here is the Band Playing the song T.N.T.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I would like to wish Everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It has been a Wonderful Life, thanks to all the friends and fans that I have met over the years. And to bring back some great memories, here is a New HD Version of the Classic Christmas Video from my old band Slam Bang featuring Jeff Swan, Frankie Lee, Bob Cozza and Bill Gingrich. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Everyone. ~Jeff Swan

“Everyday is a Party” by “Slam Bang” is Now Available on iTunes

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“Not Human” World Premiere Music Video Featuring Jeff Swan and Slave Driver Featured at NME Magazine

NME Magazine

Jeff Swan from the band Slave Driver

Jeff Swan from the band Slave Driver

The World Premiere of “Not Human” a new music video featuring Jeff Swan and Slave Driver is featured at NME Magazine. NME Magazine is one of the most popular and successful rock magazines in the world, and has featured some of the Biggest Platinum Artists on it’s covers. The song Not Human was originaly featured in The Day of the Dead, a horror film Written, Directed and Produced by Ricardo Islas. The bands original lineup featured Jeff Swan, John Babila and Bill Gingrich. The song Not Human is featured on the Resurrection in Black Album. For this Album the Musicians included Jeff Swan, Blair Lehman, Phil Di Maso and Bill Gingrich. Check out the new music video NOT HUMAN at NME MAGAZINE. Click on the Link Below to Watch:

http://www.nme.com/musicvideos/slave-driver-not-human/2076524

Paramore NME Magazine The Music Video “NOT HUMAN” was released by Dark Star Records and Sony Music Entertainment on October 13, 2013 For More Info Go To: www.DarkStarRecords.com

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World Premiere Music Video of Not Human by Slave Driver

Jeff Swan from Slave Driver

Jeff Swan from Slave Driver

We are pleased to announce that Dark Star Records and Sony Music Entertainment have just released the new music video for the song NOT HUMAN by the band SLAVE DRIVER. The song was also featured in The Day of the Dead, a horror film Written, Directed and Produced by Ricardo Islas. The bands original lineup featured Jeff Swan, John Babila and Bill Gingrich. The song Not Human is featured on the Resurrection in Black Album. For this Album the Musicians included Jeff Swan, Blair Lehman, Phil Di Maso and Bill Gingrich. Their Classic CD “JUDGEMENT DAY” released in 1998 kicked off the bands career. The track L.A.’s Burning was included in the Sci-fi Thriller “CARNIVORE”, and is also on the films Original Motion Picture Soundtrack out on Dark Star Records and Sony Music Entertainment as of August 20, 2002. The soundtrack includes: L.A. Guns, Holland, Nitro, Madison Rhoades and more. Carnivore the movie is now being distributed in the USA by 20th CENTURY FOX. To promote the Movie and the Soundtrack, Maderfilm and Dark Star Records shot a video for the song “Mother Mary” performed by Slave Driver and starring “Catherine Chiarelli” of Temptation Island 2 and “Amiee Bravo” from the movie Jigsaw. After only 3 weeks the video had risen to the number 10 position on the National CVC charts and became the 10th most played video in the Nation. And now more than 10 years later, the band resurrected from the ashes, returns with the brand new music video “NOT HUMAN”

Resurrection In Black by Slave Driver

iTunesRESURRECTION IN BLACK / SLAVE DRIVER: The Heaviest Album to date from Jeff Swan and Slave Driver. This would be the last release from the heavy metal icons known as Slave Driver. Jeff Swan and the band pushed the envelope all the way to the edge with this dark and powerful 3 song EP. Before the band would break up “Slave Driver” would perform in front of a crowd of thousands at the Milwaukee Metalfest XVII.

Naked and Stoned Music Videos Featuring Jeff Swan and Slam Bang Featured at NME Magazine

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Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Dark Star Records recently released two music videos for the song Naked and Stoned by Slam Bang. The two music videos feature Ashley UWish Stewart in a sexy photo shoot and have been receiving a lot of press. Both videos can now be seen on the NME Magazine Website.

Naked and Stoned on NME
(Band Version)

www.nme.com/musicvideos/-naked-and-stoned/1952959

Naked and Stoned on NME
(Photography Mix)

www.nme.com/musicvideos/-naked-and-stoned-photography-mix/1952939

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

Photo by Jimmy Barnes Photography

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Naked and Stoned Makes Headlines at Sleaze Roxx Magazine

Sleeze Roxx MagazineThe new music video Naked and Stoned by Dark Star Records artist Slam Bang has made Headline News at the popular Sleaze Roxx Magazine. The new music video featuring actress/model Ashley UWish Stewart had over 1,000 views on YouTube in the first week of it’s release, and is now available all over the internet including Muzu TV. Read the article here:

Naked and Stoned at Sleaze Roxx Magazine

Naked and Stoned is available on the Slam Bang album Everyday is a Party, buy it now on iTunes:

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World Premiere of “Naked and Stoned” The New Music Video by Slam Bang Featuring Ashley UWish Stewart

Dark Star Records and SGL Entertainment are pleased to announce the release of not “one” but “two” music videos for the song Naked and Stoned performed by Slam Bang and featuring actress model Ashley UWish Stewart.

The song was written about the Hot Summer Nights in Chicago Illinois, and the music video features actress model Ashley UWish Stewart in a Sexy Hot Photo Shoot. The first video is with Slam Bang and includes live footage from their classic lineup: Jeff Swan, Frankie Lee, Bob Cozza, and Bill Gingrich. The New Album Everyday is a Party Featuring Naked and Stoned is Now Available on iTunes via Dark Star Records and Sony Music.

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE NEW ALBUM

The second video is a photo shoot montage. Ashley UWish Stewart was hired as a model for the new Slam Bang Album Cover. “We wanted this Album Cover to be Wild and Sexy” Quotes Photographer Jeffrey A. Swanson “and I think we achieved that”. “Ashley UWish stewart did an amazing job”. She is on both the Album Cover for “Everyday is a Party” and the Single “Naked and Stoned”. Ashley has since signed with SGL Entertainment and makes a cameo appearance in the movie “Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun” Written and Directed by Damien Dante and Produced by Damien Dante and Jeffrey A. Swanson. www.Jezebeth.com

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Ashley UWish Stewart

Ashley UWish Stewart

Photography by Jeffrey A. Swanson

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Dark Star Records Artists will come standard in the new BMW 5 Series

Watch this Special Promotional Video featuring the Song “Big Green Monster” by Shooting Hemlock
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Dark Star Records Artists, including many of Jeff Swans original bands like Slam Bang, Metal Shop, Slave Driver, and More… will come standard in the new BMW 5 Series as part of a deal with the U.K. based music streaming service rara.com billed as the first direct-to-car music streaming service in Europe. Major Label Dark Star Records in Association with Sony Music Entertainment is part of a deal with rara.com that includes the labels entire catalog of over 50 titles to be available for streaming direct from the dashboard of the new BMW 5 Series. Unlike most other in-car streaming services currently available throughout Europe, rara.com’s fully integrated offering is built into the vehicle allowing users to instantly stream music without needing to plug in a smartphone. Launched in December 2011, London-based rara.com currently operates in 33 international markets, including U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Brazil and South Africa. In addition to its new BMW offering, the service is available to access via the web and on Windows 8, iOS and Android devices. “The digital music landscape is always changing” quotes Dark Star Records President Jeffrey A. Swanson. “Right now we are focusing heavily on streaming music services like: Pandora, Rdio, Jango, Spotify, Slacker, Rara.com, Etc. as we see the world is embracing these evolutionary ways to discover and listen to new music”. “The deal with BMW and rara.com is a major milestone in the evolution of digital music distribution, and everyone at Dark Star Records is very excited to be a part of this historic deal.

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BMW

BMW

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www.DarkStarRecords.com

“Love” it’s a Shot in the Dark, Music Video World Premiere

"Love" it's a Shot in the Dark

Photo by Mona Marie

Photo by Mona Marie

This is the first “single” ever released by Singer and Guitarist Jeff Swan. The song is about the hard Life of a street girl and was written and recorded in the 1980’s. Jeff Swan layed down both the guitar and the bass tracks as well as the Vocals, while Producer Brian Eatin played the drums. The song was recently released on Dark Star Records and Sony Music Entertainment, and can be Purchased from iTunes:

www.itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-its-a-shot-in-the-dark/id274301707

The Music Video, “Love” it’s a Shot in the Dark by Jeff Swan is Now Playing at Vimeo On Demand. Watch the entire video in full HD and Download it to keep forever:

www.vimeo.com/ondemand/jeffswan

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Jeff Swan Featured on MTV.com

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Jeff SwanSince the early 1980’s it was every performing artists dream to be on MTV. Who can forget the classic MTV Video Jockeys Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn, Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood and JJ Jackson. And, some of the biggest bands of all time launched their careers on MTV Like: Adam Ant, Blondie, The Eurythmics, Culture Club, Mötley Crüe, Prince, Duran Duran, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Def Leppard, The Police, Journey, Rush, Aerosmith, The Cars, John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, Genesis, Billy Squier, Robert Palmer, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, The Who, ZZ Top, Robert Plant, Phil Collins, Power Station and Billy Idol. A lot has changed since then, and MTV.com is now the place to discover great new artists. Actor, Singer and Guitarist Jeff Swan is now featured on MTV.com. You can find pictures, a biography and more by going to:

www.mtv.com/artists/jeff-swan