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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday 17th December, 2009

Frontiers Press Release - RICK SPRINGFIELD / JEFF SILVERMAN dig in their vaults !

Body: Frontiers Records is set to release on February 26th 2010 a collection of newly mastered and some previously un-released demos from Grammy-Award-Winner Rick Springfield and veteran producer, engineer, songwriter, and lead-guitar player from his first touring band, Jeff Silverman. Springfield and Silverman started recording together in the late 1970’s. I would go to [Jeff’s] studio when I wanted to record some really great sounding demos, says Springfield. We also wrote quite a few songs together, which was something I hadn’t done with another musician before.” Silverman states “Rick and I discovered that we had a great deal in common… our professional relationship began to evolve into more than just playing live. It grew to recording his demo’s together, writing together and eventually making records together.

From the Vault (A Collection of works by Rick Springfield & Jeff Silverman) consists of 13 tracks, originally recorded between 1986 and 1999, that have been digitally re-mastered by Jeff Silverman, giving the audience an entirely new listening experience. Many of the tracks, such as Dancin’ on the Edge of the World, Right Planet, Wrong World, You Write the Book, Dream in Colour, and Religion of the Heart are previously unreleased versions of the songs. Others such as Somewhere, Monkey, Love Receiver and My Depression were later recorded for Springfield’s albums. Springfield states that the songs on this CD are the result of long hours slaving over a hot studio console in Jeff’s studio and have never been released like this before. Even though many of the songs on the CD were never released, agrees Silverman, the care, the hard work and love that went into making every song the best we could make, was always our main objective.

Final tracklisting of “From the Vault (A Collection of works by Rick Springfield & Jeff Silverman)” includes:

Dancin’ On The Edge of the World; Right Planet, Wrong World; You Write The Book; Monkey; Love Receiver; Hey Eileen; Dream in Colour (demo); Woman II; Religion of the Heart; Why Don’t You Dance; Somewhere; My Depression; In Veronica’s Head.

Mp3 samples can be downloaded following this link:

As a perfect companion to this release, Frontiers Records will also be reissuing in Europe a special edition of Rick Springfield’s latest album “Venus in Overdrive”, originally released in July 2008. Debuting in the USA on the Billboard chart at #28; this achievement marks Springfield’s highest chart position since the mid 80’s.

This 2010 version comes with the worthy addition of a bonus track (a new recording of Celebrate Youth) and a concert DVD, “Live in Rockford” originally released in October 2006 in the USA only. Filmed live as part of the HDNet Concert Series at the historic Coronado Theatre in Rockford, IL, Rick showcases his talent and everlasting energy in this special release.

“Live in Rockford” contents include:

I'll Make You Happy; Will I; Affair of the Heart; I've Done Everything for You; Rock of Life; Red House; Don't Talk to Strangers; I Get Excited; Baker Street; Broken Wings; Beautiful You; Living In Oz; Love Somebody; Jesus Saves; Kristina; Human Touch; Jessie's Girl.

To date, Rick Springfield has sold over 19 million records and has charted a whopping 17 top 40 hits, including his #1 hit, Jessie’s Girl. Having performed for millions of fans over the last three decades, and showing no signs of slowing down, Rick continues to play 100 shows a year, sharing his love of performing, unstoppable energy and his unique brand of crowd interaction with thousands of fans each night. Rick literally wades deep into the crowd at each show. His tour dates also include a 5-day fan oriented cruise. This year, the 3rd annual Rick Springfield & Friends cruise is set to sail in November 2010. In 2005, Springfield returned to daytime TV’s General Hospital as the character he originated in the 80’s, Dr. Noah Drake as well as assuming an alternate character, Aussie rocker Eli Love. More recently, Springfield appeared on a 4 episode ARC on Showtime’s hit show Californication’s 3rd season.

Jeff Silverman is a veteran producer, engineer, songwriter, accomplished musician and singer. He started playing piano at the age of 5, then guitar at 10 and made the decision to make music a lifelong career not long after. After traveling around the US in club bands after high school, he arrived in LA in 1976 and almost immediately met up with Rick Springfield for his first US tour of the Wait for Night album. He has been a staff songwriter at Motown/LA and has co-written with a number of artists including: Rick Springfield, Michael Peterson and Tommy TuTone. Jeff has also mixed, mastered and edited for artists such as: Charice, Boyz to Men, David Cassidy, George Clinton and Prince and has performed live with Rick Springfield, Roger Miller and Redbone. He currently operates Palette Studios his own Pro Tools HD3 studio in Nashville, Tennessee where he writes, produces and records.


Paul Rodger’s Hammersmith Apollo show OUT NOW on 3 CD set!

This recording is an exclusive 3 disc live CD of Paul Rodger’s Hammersmith Apollo show from 6th November 2009. This CD is only available from Concert Live and features many of the the classic hits from the Bad Company back catalogue and successful solo career.

The live CD is strictly limited edition and features the full live show and an exclusive 3rd bonus disc that includes photo’s from the night and behind the scenes footage. This backstage video content is exclusive to this live CD, you will not see this anywhere else!

Available to purchase HERE:

Foreigner non-stop touring schedule, they really "Can't Slow Down!" 

Well Foreigner it seems are true to their word, per their latest successful album titled "Can't Slow Down," released exclusively through Walmart this year, that charted in the top 30 of the Billboard 200 albums listings.
Their tour dates just keep on stacking up!
Here's the latest batch of dates from them:

Date  City  Venue

US Dates:
Thu 12/17/09 Santa Barbara, CA The Granada

Thu 01/14/10 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live

Fri 01/15/10 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall (Appearing with Eddie Money )

Sat 01/16/10 Silver Springs, FL Twin Mansions Theatre

Thu 01/21/10 Saint Charles, MO Ameristar Casino St. Charles

Fri 01/22/10 Paducah, KY Four Rivers Center

Sat 01/23/10 French Lick, IN French Lick Resort & Casino

Wed 02/10/10 Laredo, TX Laredo Entertainment Center

Thu 02/11/10 Corpus Christi, TX Selena Auditorium

Fri 02/12/10 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center - Appearing at "San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo"

Thu 02/18/10 Troy, OH Hobart Arena

Canadian Dates:
Fri 02/19/10 Rama, ON Casino Rama Entertainment Centre

Sat 02/20/10 Rama, ON Casino Rama Entertainment Centre

More US Dates:
Sun 02/21/10 Kingston, NY Ulster Performing Arts Center

Tue 02/23/10 Worcester, MA The Hanover Theatre For The Performing Arts

Wed 02/24/10 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre

Fri 02/26/10 Harris, MI Island Resort & Casino

Sat 02/27/10 Harris, MI Island Resort & Casino

Sat 03/13/10 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center

Mon 03/15/10 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre

Tue 03/16/10 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

Thu 03/18/10 Panama City, FL Marina Civic Center

Fri 03/19/10 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre

Sat 03/20/10 Melbourne, FL King Center For Performing Arts

Sun 03/21/10 Naples, FL Third Street South - Appearing at "Naples Music Festival"

Germany Dates:
Thu 04/15/10 Rastatt, Germany Badner Halle

Fri 04/16/10 Bamberg, Germany Jako Arena

Sat 04/17/10 Hamburg, Germany Color Line Arena

Sun 04/18/10 Frankfurt, Germany Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt

How about St. Lucia too?!

Sun 05/09/10 St. Lucia, Saint Lucia Pigeon Island National Park - Appearing at St. Lucia Jazz Festival"

Catch the band if you can, it's a great line up!
Uriah Heep Christmas Message!
Find it right here:
'Appy days indeed it seems for Mick Box and his merry men!
Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist Announces his departure, only a year after doing so ... Read on!
Posted over at the BBC news website today no less, the following piece:
Guitarist John Frusciante has confirmed that he has left Californian band Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Writing on his personal website the 39-year-old revealed he'd actually left the group over 12 months ago whilst the band were on "hiatus".

Whilst the rockers will continue with an as yet unconfirmed replacement, internet rumours had suggested Frusciante had left to pursue his own projects but he confirmed the news by writing on his blog.
He said: "When I quit the band, over a year ago, we were on an indefinite hiatus. There was no drama or anger involved, and the other guys were very understanding."

'Happy' decision ...
The statement continued, adding: "They are supportive of my doing whatever makes me happy and that goes both ways. To put it simply, my musical interests have led me in a different direction."
"There was no choice involved in this decision. I simply have to be what I am, and have to do what I must do."

Frusciante joined Red Hot Chili Peppers' 1989 album Mother's Milk and contributed to four others.
He left the band in 1992 before rejoining in 1999 to help write hit album Californication.
The guitarist has also released 10 solo albums.

The story is indeed confirmed at his site:

Jimmy Page promises new music in 2010

Apparently Page has been talking to Sky News and more details of the story are published here:

Talking to Sky News, the iconic Led Zeppelin guitarist said:

“Next year, I have every intention of playing music live and making it — manifesting it. I’ve got it. I’ve got it there. I’ve got the music waiting. It just needs to be done. So that’s it. That’s what I’ll be doing.

“It’s been two years since the O2 (the Zeppelin reunion show in December 2007). It’s time to do that.”

I personally checked on Sky news and couldn't find anything there ... Hmmm
Blabbermouth it seems posted the story too, right here:

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