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Monday, December 28, 2009

Update for Monday 28th December, 2009

Hi all, well, have to say it's been very quiet on the news front, in the world of rock over the last few days  ... Maybe that's a sign that it's all going to suddenly hit us, after everyone recovers from the holidays! :-)


Jim Peterik's World Stage 10th Anniversary!

Monday, December 28, 2009 - WORLD STAGE IS 10 YEARS OLD!

Ten years ago, JIM PETERIK had the idea to invite some of his collaborators to town and throw a little concert...
That "little concert" has grown to practically be a local holiday, and one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year. And WORLD STAGE 2010 is shaping up to be one of the best ever.

Jan 23rd, 2010 at the McAninch Arts Center on the Campus of The College Of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, JIM PETERIK presents the 10th Anniversary of WORLD STAGE.

The show this year marks the welcoming of a melodic rock giant. From LOVERBOY, MIKE RENO will rock the house.
Re-uniting with Jim once again, JIMI JAMISON's thrilling voice will roll out the hits of SURVIVOR.


Returning to World Stage after a too-long absence, from the JEFFERSON AIRPLANE and "LOVE, JANIS": CATHY RICHARDSON.
Another fan favorite who has been away too long, MARZETTE GRIFFITH is back.
It wouldn't be World Stage without bluesman ANTHONY GOMES.

It's not a trick, but it sure is magic as the World Stage band turns into PRIDE OF LIONS when TOBY HITCHCOCK grabs the microphone.

COLIN PETERIK continues to bloom as a writer and performer, you'll be surprised at his new direction in music.

We're just getting started. NICK COLIONNE tempers the rock heat with his cool jazz touch, and LISA McCLOWRY will treat us with a taste of the album she's been working on with JP during the past year.
Another great performer coming back to the fold is JEFF BOYLE, singing his unique songs.
And of course, the IDES OF MARCH will open the second set.

All of these tremendous singers need tremendous support and the WORLD STAGE BAND will provide it: Mike Aquino on Guitar, Klem Hayes on Bass, Ed Breckenfeld on Drums, Chris Neville on Keyboards, and Jeff Lantz on Piano will show their wizardry by shifting styles at a moment's notice.

Also in the band: JOEL HOEKSTRA from NIGHT RANGER on Guitar, Chuck Soumar and Scott May from the IDES on Percussion and Hammond Organ, respectively; with Chuck joining JOHN LARSON, Trumpet and DAVE STAHLBERG, Trombone in the IDES horn section "Babushka Brass".

THOM GRIFFIN leads the vocal chorus with Lisa McClowry, Toby Hitchcock and whoever lands up on the vocal stand!

It's going to be a fabulous night, so get your tickets while you can.
Go here for tickets:
See you in January!!

How about a Winger / Dee Snider Contest?
Just posted through Winger's MySpace: a Winger Contest with Dee Snider!

House of Hair with Dee Snider is hosting a Winger Contest starting today, Dec 28th through Jan 13th midnight. Here are some details:

What do you win?
10 Winners each get:
One (1) copy of the new Winger CD “Karma”.

1 Grand Prize Winner also gets:
1 pair of Kip Winger’s autographed and worn boots, and 1 autographed drumhead from Winger’s Rod Morgenstein.

How to Enter:
Fill in the Entry Form:

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON ONLY, please. Incomplete entries will be tossed out – all address fields, station (or how you heard about the contest) field, and name fields must be 100% complete!

How we choose the winner:
Only entries received by 1/13/10 will be considered. The HOH staff will choose the winners in a random drawing.
Contest Start Date: Monday, December 28, 2009
Contest End Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at midnight

Did I win? Winners will be announced FIRST in the HOH newsletter and then on the website.

ENTER TO WIN: Entry Form:
The contest is open to residents of the USA and CANADA only.

A musical combining Stephen King and John Mellencamp?

No really, I couldn't believe it myself, but Pollstar have just made this announement:

Any collaboration between John Mellencamp and author Stephen King would be an event worth noting, but adding Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Will Dailey, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case and boxing champ Joe Frazier to the mix knocks “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” into the stratosphere.

Go check out the story at Pollstar, right here: 

Pink Floyd's Division Bell to grace UK's Royal Mail stamps, along with other classic rock album covers ...

On January 7th, 2010, the UK's Royal Mail will launch a batch of new collectable stamps of rock and pop album covers, including Pink Floyd'- The Division Bell.

Other covers will include, Led Zeppelin 4, David Bowie Ziggy Stardust, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, Rolling Stones Let It Bleed, The Clash London's Calling, Coldplay's A Rush Of Blood To The Head, Blur's ParklifePrimal Scream's Screamadelica and New Order's Power, Corruption & Lies.
Yes US Winter Tour details

Yes US Winter Tour 2010 -

For the month of February 2010 Yes will be touring throughout the eastern half of the United States. The lineup will again be Steve Howe, Chris Squire, and Alan White joined by Benoit David on vocals and Oliver Wakeman on keyboards. Initial dates and links to purchase tickets can now be found on the Tour page:

Dates are as follows:

Date: Day: City: Venue:
2 TUE Poughkeepsie, NY Civic Center
4 THU Concord, NH Capitol Center for the Arts
5 FRI Jim Thorpe, PA Penn's Peak
6 SAT Washington, DC Warner Theatre
8 MON Northampton, MA Calvin Theater
9 TUE Boston, MA House of Blues
10 WED Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
12 FRI Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Showroom
13 SAT New York, NY The Town Hall
14 SUN New York, NY The Town Hall
17 WED Cleveland, OH House of Blues
18 THU Chicago, IL House of Blues
20 SAT Detroit, MI Sound Board at Motor City Casino
23 TUE Dallas, TX House of Blues
24 WED Houston, TX House of Blues
25 THU New Orleans, LA House of Blues
27 SAT Orlando, FL Sea World Orlando* - * Free with admission

28 SUN Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove Amphitheater

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