Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Red Zone Rider digital single available December 21

Red Zone Rider
"Day Of The Eagle" and "Dead Man Walking" available as digital single.  Both tracks previously only available on the Red Zone Rider CD in Japan. "Day Of The Eagle" is a Robin Trower song, "Dead Man Walking" is a Vinnie Moore original written for Red Zone Rider.

Red Zone Rider is:
• Vinnie Moore - Guitar (Solo Artist, Alice Cooper, UFO)
• Kelly Keeling - Voices, Fretless Bass, Organ (Baton Rouge, MSG, Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
• Scot Coogan - Drums (Lita Ford, Ace Frehley, Brides Of Destruction)

"Day Of The Eagle" / "Dead Man Walking" single available December 21:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Dregs on Magna Carta -

albums featuring Steve Morse, T Lavitz, Andy West, Dave LaRue, Rod Morgenstein, Jerry Goodman and Jordan Rudess.  Listen to a selection on Spotify:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Points North with Michael Lee Firkins on tour

... We are absolutely thrilled to announce our October West Coast tour with our Magna Carta Records label mate, the amazingly talented Michael Lee Firkins!

Confirmed dates:
Oct. 17: Caspar Inn, Caspar CA
Oct. 18: Lucky Larry's, Albany OR
Oct. 19: Tonic Lounge, Portland OR
Oct. 23: The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Oct. 24: Ramona Mainstage, Ramona, CA
(And we're still hoping to add one or two more...) Please check out our Events page for individual show details and tickets!
See everyone soon!

Points North:

Michael Lee Firkins:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Magna Carta delivers. . . Guitar Greatness

...from some of the World's greatest guitarists: Eric Gales, Vinne Moore, Matthew Charles Heulitt, Dave Martone, Glen Drover and Michael Lee Firkins..

Friday, August 15, 2014

Red Zone Rider = Vinnie Moore, Kelly Keeling and Scot Coogan

Artist: Red Zone Rider
Title: Red Zone Rider
Label: Magna Carta
Street Date: 09/16/2014

Vinnie Moore - (Solo Artist, Alice Cooper, UFO) •

Kelly Keeling - (Baton Rouge, MSG, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) •

Scot Coogan - (Lita Ford, Ace Frehley, Brides Of Destruction) 


Imagine tuning into your favorite Album Oriented Rock (AOR)  radio station in 1975 and hearing tracks by Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Free, Mountain, Grand Funk and other heavy rockers of the day. That era will always be considered The Golden Age of Rock Radio and The Golden Age of hard rockin' bands many of whom still are touring 40 years later.

Red Zone Rider (RZR) has captured the sound and the feeling of music that not only defined an era but became the template for all heavy rock styles since then.

Red Zone Rider looks to be a band that will make a significant impact in 2014. Solid songwriting, excellent instrumentation and vocals powered by inventive and locked-in drumming will put RZR in the cross hairs of lovers of hard rock, classic rock and blues rock. This music is as relevant today as it would have been in 1975. Red Zone Rider will take listeners on a musical journey spanning, at least, 4 decades. Maybe more. But, that's OK. In fact, it's more than OK.

Monday, June 30, 2014

MoeTar live Summer dates for 2014


Wednesday July 9, 2014
Venue: Oakland City Center - 500  12th Street, Oakland
Summer Sounds Music Series:

Friday August 1st, 2014 
Venue:  Fenix - 919  4th Street, San Rafael, CA
MoeTar with Austin Willacy Band
Fenix Website -

Friday, May 16, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bozzio Levin Stevens vinyl for Record Store Day

Bozzio Levin Stevens - "Black Light Syndrome" on Vinyl


The Blood Red (translucent with black splatters) vinyl LPs have arrived for Record Store Day. 
There will be a little less than 450 available in stores in the USA.
We have about 30 copies available at Magna Carta for mail order. 

Royal Blue translucent with black splatters vinyl will be available in Europe in limited quantities (less than 300 copies), Magna Carta will have a small number available in the USA for mail order once they arrive, just after Record Store Day.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pinnick Gales Pridgen – Great review 4 Stars****! In Guitar Techniques Magazine


“Think of Cream meets the Jimi Hendrix Experience and you’ll get the idea… This is Blues- based: Deep and dirty in places and heavy when it rocks…”

Enjoy and read here:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Very sad news from Magellan . . .

Joel Wayne Gardner

June 23, 1965 - Feb. 10, 2014
Joel Wayne Gardner died at his home in Sacramento, Calif. on Feb. 10. He was 48 years old.
Wayne was born on June 23, 1965 in Fairfield, Calif. He attended Vacaville High School and participated in the Vacaville High School Band. He married Anna Marie Legata on June 9, 2000 in the Philippines. They have two children together, Audrey (10 years) and Kyle (6 years). Wayne was a gifted artist and musician. He helped his older brother, Trent Gardner form the band Magellan in 1985 and was integral to its success until the day of his death. Wayne also enjoyed playing golf.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Harding Gardner and Mattie Christine (Epps) Gardner, and his brother, Jack Elroy Gardner.
He is survived by his wife, Anna (Legata) Gardner; children, Audrey and Kyle Gardner; his siblings, Bronson (Colleen) Gardner, Trent (Maria) Gardner and Mary (Steve) Martin; five nieces; seven nephews, as well as a large extended family.
A graveside memorial service will be held for Wayne on Feb. 18, at 1 p.m., at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, located at 522 Elmira Rd., Vacaville, Calif 95687.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wayne Gardner Memorial Fund on GoFundMe.

Wayne and Trent

Monday, February 3, 2014

Bozzio Levin Stevens - "Black Light Syndrome" on vinyl for Record Store Day 2014

Available for the first time ever on vinyl.

Bozzio Levin Stevens - "Black Light Syndrome" test pressings just arriving.