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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My First Rock Blog, For All Of You Rock Fans!

Hi there and welcome to my Rock Blog folks, this is where it starts and I plan to share with many of you, the world of rock that means so much to me!

OK, how about some news to get things rolling?

Aerosmith, what's going on there ...?!

Rumours are running all over the place right now on the band with Steven Tyler seeming to want a break from the band to do his own thing and that just creates speculation about the rest of the band.
It seems from a posting today on the UK's that Buckcherry's Josh Todd is claiming he's not the one to replace Tyler ... Hmmm Who thought he would or should?
Classic Rock magazine got the info from Buckcherry's own site:
Steven Tyler is also making some changes as it seems that he now has a new manager, according to another post also at the Classic Rock mag's site today which doesn't indicate good things for the band ... I guess watch this space to see what develops next.

The Big Thrash Tour to hit Europe in 2010

I have to tell you up front that these bands, are not my cup of tea, but I recognise the contribution that they've made to the world of rock and they all have many, many fans.
Billboard today posted that Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax will tour together in 2010.
For US rock fans of these bands, sorry but it ain't happening, but all across Europe it seems festival dates are being set up by
For more details go here:

Time of the Season?

OK, rock fans unite, as it seems this Christmas season, the Trans Siberian Orchestra (TSO) have a little competition.
The Northern Light Orchestra may make people conjure up visions of the Electric Light Orchestra but you'd really be way off track, this project totally rocks!
The project that is the brainchild of one Brian Stewart, a "remix" keyboardist / writer and produced by Ken Mary (House Of Lords, Alice Cooper, Trik Turner and Beach Boys), this is really something not to be ignored and with contributions from: - Get this!
Vocalists - Robin McAuley (Survivor, MSG, Grand Prix, Far Corporation), Phil Bardowell (Beach Boys, Magdelen and his own solo work), Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge - Don't knock it until you hear it ...!), Scott Jeffers (Traveler) and others.
Guitarists - Stunning! - Doug Aldrich (Dio, Whitesnake, House Of Lords, Hurricane), Lanny Cordola (House Of Lords, Beach Boys, Kenny Wayne Shepherd.), Bruce Kulick (Kiss, Meatloaf, Grand Funk Railroad, Billy Squire), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob.), Bill Leverty (Firehouse), Elliot Randell (Steely Dan, Asia.) and more!
Bass - Chuck Wright (House Of Lords, Quiet Riot, Giuffria.) and David Ellefson (Megadeth, Soulfly, Ministry).
Drums - Ken Mary (House Of Lords, Alice Cooper, Bonfire).
Strings - Kip Winger (Winger, Alice Cooper)
Keys - Dizzy Reed (Guns 'n' Roses, Slash's Snakepit) and Brian Stewart (Various).

This really is a project to check out, as it's Christmas songs and more, performed with their own edge and wow, what an edge!

Ronnie James Dio Stomach Cancer update

The little guy with the huge voice behind some of the best material you'll ever hear from Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell and of course his own band Dio, has been getting treatment for stomach cancer and his wife and manager Wendy Dio has been keeping everyone updated over at

It seems he's aced the first chemo treatment he's been through, which is great news for rock fans everywhere, but of course he's not through it all yet.
Ronnie, you're a tough little guy, good luck from us of course our prayers for the family too.

UK Rock Festival Fans in for a treat in Summer 2010

A classic rock festival in the UK sponsered by ..., yes, Classic Rock magazine and Metal Hammer magazine set for the summer of 2010 on July 24th and 25th, is bringing together '70's classic rock band reunions!
The event will take place in London's Victoria Park on the Saturday and Sunday.
The reunited Emerson Lake and Palmer headline on the 25th, with ZZ Top doing the 24th.
I know, ZZ Top did not split up and reform, but where I'm going with this is that following E.L.P., the classic 1975 line up of Argent will also play although which day yet, is not confirmed.
The rest of the line up includes: Asia, Foreigner, Marillion, Focus, Steve Hackett, Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash and on the Metal Hammer stage, Black Label Society and Clutch are so far confirmed.
More details here:

Former Ted Nugent and Bad Company Vocalist Brian Howe to Release Solo Album

It seems Brian Howe has lined up a deal with probably the best know melodic rock label Frontiers for his new album "Circus Bar" on February 26th in Europe and March 9th in the USA.
More details through his MySpace page here:

And don't forget .... Uriah Heep celebrating 40 years ...

In Europe they have just released in Europe, "Celebration," a double disc set which feature 12 re-recorded classics and the 2nd disc which features a 7 track DVD recorded live at Sweden Rock Festival 2009.
More details here:

No news on a US release date yet and looking into the European release, the DVD is a PAL version ...
Here's hoping for news soon on US release date for this and some much overdue tour dates!

That's it from me for today ...
I'll plan to keep things updated as much as possible and will start to cover reviews and more ASAP!

Keep on rockin'!


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