Grand Rapids, Michigan radio station WGRD 97.9 FM spent some time backstage with the members of ALTER BRIDGE before their Rock On The Range appearance in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend to talk a little about their guitars, their warm-ups, some songs they think everyone should learn. WGRD also got to check out Mark Tremonti's brand new guitar, "Joe".
ALTER BRIDGE will release a new live CD, DVD and Blu-ray titled "Live In Milan" in early June. The show was taped at the legendary Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy on November 12, 2013 in front of a sold-out crowd of over 10,000 fans. Shot in beautiful HD with 18 cameras and directed by award-winning filmmaker and longtime ALTER BRIDGE director Daniel E. Catullo III, the show includes 18 songs off all four of the band's studio albums. One of the tracks, an acoustic rendition of the ALTER BRIDGE song "Watch Over You", features a special guest appearance by HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale.
ALTER BRIDGE celebrated its 10th anniversary on January 6 with the release of "Alter Bridge X", a massive, 27-disc box set that was limited to just 3,000 copies worldwide. The set includes all four ALTER BRIDGE studio albums, along with DVD, Blu-ray, and vinyl audio copies of "Live From Amsterdam" and "Live At Wembley", including a 3D version of the latter. Also in the box was every webisode to date, hours of unreleased interviews and documentary footage, a coffee table book, a signed poster, and much more.
The complete set contains 16 DVDs/Blu-rays, seven CDs and four vinyl discs.
The hardcover coffee table book contains more than 100 pages of exclusive photos spanning the group's decade-long career.
The 3,000 copies were split between 1,500 for Europe, 1,000 for the U.S. and 500 for the rest of the world.
ALTER BRIDGE recently completed a headlining tour of Europe in support of its latest album, "Fortress", which featured the Active Rock Top 15 single "Addicted To Pain".