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Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday January 11th, 2010 - Update!


One of the UK’s top melodic rock acts Newman will return with their eighth album in March.

Entitled “The Art Of Balance” the album will be released through the Chrome Dome label and will include the following tracks: Hero To Zero, Edge Of The World, Endless, The Miracle, Stay With Me, Tumble Down, Wish You Well, Find My Heart, Your Surrender, Break It Again, Forever and Stronger.

For the past 11 years, since the 1998 debut, Newman have continued to release consistently high quality albums and gained a reputation for producing hard rockin’ melodic anthems. They also proved to be a live force to be reckoned with when they returned to the stage in 2009 playing the Z Rock Festival and supporting the legendary John Waite on his recent UK Tour.

This album should appeal to existing and new fans alike. Once again, the emphasis is on big guitars, massive hooks, and “The Art Of Balance” has this in abundance. The songs “Edge Of The World” and “Endless” are already receiving extensive airplay on the “Steve Price Show” over at ARfm  .

The album was once again recorded at “The Blue Room” and produced by Steve Newman.

“The Art Of Balance” will be available from all the usual online distributors and pre-order from the official Newman website.
Check out for further details.

An All-Star Blu-Ray Blast! – Not available on DVD


Featuring Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Roger Taylor, and many others!
~Release Date February 16, 2010~

New York, NY (January 11, 2010) —It’s officially 2010, and Eagle Rock Entertainment is ready to keep the good times rolling for the concert Blu-ray circuit. On February 16, an all-star assemblage will be showcased on A Concert By The Lake.

Known as Band du Lac, this stunning supergroup amassed at the historic Wintershall Estate in Surrey, England to play a benefit concert for HASTE – the Heart and Stroke Trust Endeavour. With Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker at the helm as musical director, guitarists Andy Fairweather Low and Mike Rutherford, keyboardist Paul Carrack, and drummer Henry Spinetti kept the crowd captivated through 23 beloved tracks, including “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” and a rousing rendition of “Tequila.” This night was also chockfull of guest appearances, including Eric Clapton (“Lay Down Sally,” “Willie & The Hand Jive,” “Cocaine”), Ringo Starr (“Photograph,” “With A Little Help From My Friends”), The Drifters (“Under The Boardwalk,” “Stand By Me”), Roger Taylor (“I Want To Break Free”) and Katie Melua (“The Closest Thing To Crazy”). Bonus interviews with all key performers are also included.

Originally released as Band du Lac: One Night Only Live via Eagle Rock, this night of musical magic is now presented as a dynamic high-def experience. This is just the kickoff to another great year of Blu-ray bliss.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Germany, France & Toronto.

Track Listing:
1.) Tequila
2.) Over My Shoulder (feat. Paul Carrack)
3.) Reconsider Baby (feat. Eric Clapton)
4.) Lay Down Sally (feat. Eric Clapton)
5.) How Long (feat. Paul Carrack)
6.) Willie & The Hand Jive (feat. Eric Clapton)
7.) Crawling Up A Hill (feat. Katie Melua)
8.) My Aphrodisiac Is You (feat. Katie Melua)
9.) The Closest Thing To Crazy (feat. Katie Melua)
10.) Lay My Burden Down (feat. Andy Fairweather Low)
11.) Say It’s Not True (feat. Roger Taylor)
12.) These Are The Days Of Our Lives (feat. Roger Taylor)
13.) I Want To Break Free (feat. Roger Taylor)
14.) This World Is Rich (feat. Gary Brooker)
15.) Act Naturally (feat. Ringo Starr)
16.) Photograph (feat. Ringo Starr)
17.) With A Little Help From My Friends (feat. Ringo Starr)
18.) A Whiter Shade Of Pale (feat. Gary Brooker)
19.) Stormy Monday (feat. Eric Clapton & Chris Barber)
20.) Under The Boardwalk (feat. The Drifters)
21.) Stand By Me (feat. The Drifters)
22.) Cocaine (feat. Eric Clapton)
23.) I Can’t Dance (Everyone)

Look for Eagle Rock to release blu-ray DVDs of Black Sabbath, Michael Bolton, and the television series Blood Ties in 2010.

Tour begins in Peoria, IL on January 15, 2010

New York, NY -- Three Days Grace have announced additional dates for their co-headline tour with Breaking Benjamin and Special Guest Flyleaf. The second leg of the tour will begin on February 13th in Lowell, MA at the Tsongas Arena and conclude on March 5th in Little Rock, AR at the Verizon Arena.

The band’s most recent release Life Starts Now debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts making it the highest debut ever for the band. “Break” the first single from Life Starts Now has reached #1 on the Active Rock and Mainstream Rock BDS Charts and Top 5 at Mainstream Rock.

The Toronto-based rock band is comprised of Adam Gontier (vocals, guitar), Neil Sanderson (drums, piano), Brad Walst (bass), and Barry Stock (lead guitar).

Their first album, the self titled Three Days Grace, was released in 2003. The album generated 3 hit singles, “I Hate Everything About You” which reached #2 on the Mediabase Modern Rock charts and Top 5 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts, “ Just Like You” which went to #1 on both the Mediabase Modern Rock and Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts, and “Home” which went to #2 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts.

One-X, the band's sophomore album was released in 2006 and debuted on the Billboard Album Chart at #5. That album also produced 3 #1 Mediabase Mainstream Rock singles “Animal I’ve Become,” “Pain” and “Never Too Late.”

For 2007 Mediabase ranked Three Days Grace as the # 1 artist in airplay across all rock formats (Modern Rock, Active Rock, Mainstream Rock). That same year R&R/Billboard also ranked Three Days Grace as # 1 Active Rock Artist of the Year, # 1 Rock Artist of the Year and # 2 Modern Rock/Alternative Artist of the Year.

Both Three Days Grace and One-X have been certified Platinum. Three Days Grace has sold over 4 million albums worldwide.

Tickets for most shows go on sale Saturday, January 16, 2010. Fan club early pre sale begins on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. For a full listing please see below.


February 13 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena On Sale 1/16
February 16 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena On Sale 1/16
February 17 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center On Sale 1/15
February 19 Newark, NJ Prudential Center On Sale 1/16
February 20 Reading, PA Sovereign Center On Sale 1/16
February 23 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena On Sale 1/15
February 24 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Arena On Sale 1/16
February 26 Estero, FL Germain Arena On Sale 1/15
February 27 Tampa, FL St Pete Times Forum On Sale 1/16

March 1 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center On Sale 1/16
March 2 Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge Civic Center On Sale 1/16
March 4 Boosier City,LA Century Tel Center On Sale 1/16
March 5 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena On Sale1/16


January 15 Peoria. IL Peoria Civic Center Arena
January 16 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
January 18 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
January 20 Duluth, MN Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arena
January 21 LaCrosse, WI LaCrosse Center Arena
January 23 Mankato, MN Verizon Wireless Center
January 24 Rockford, IL Rockford Metro Center
January 26 Grand Island, NE Heartland Events Center
January 27 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Center
January 29 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
January 30 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

February 1 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
February 2 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
February 14 Portland, ME Cumberland Civic Center

New CD of Jimi Hendrix last studio recordings to be released.

Well, here we go again as someone unearths yet more old material from Jimi Hendrix.

In stories that I’ve seen covered today by both and it seems a new CD Valleys Of Neptune, will be released on March 9.

Aside from the title track itself, this will also have covers of Cream’s Sunshine Of Your Love and Elmore’s James’ Bleeding Heart, plus re-recordings of the songs Stone Free, Fire and Red House, which were originally on the Are You Experienced album.

The other titles on the release will be, Lullaby For The Summer, Crying Blue Rain, Ships Passing Through The Night and Mr Bad Love.

More on all things Hendrix, go right here to:
The Classic Rock one, right here:
Jon Lord New Album

Jon Lord will release his next album, To Notice Such Things, on April 5, 2010 through Avie Records.

Titled after the main work – a six movement suite for solo flute, piano and string orchestra – the album was inspired by, and is dedicated to the memory of Jon’s dear friend Sir John Mortimer, the English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, author and creator of Rumpole of The Bailey, who died in January of 2009.

- He was a great friend and a great inspiration to me and I hope my love and respect for him comes out in the music, says Jon.

- A few weeks after he passed away, I was offered a commission to write a piece for solo flute and strings – a flute concerto in essence. At first I turned it down because I thought there wasn’t enough time, but after a couple of days of thought, I realized that I had these three little pieces for flute and piano that I had written for the theater shows that I used to do with Sir John, and I thought that they might provide the basis for this ‘flute concerto’ and that I could write in his memory.

- John and I became friends about 12 years ago. A couple of years later he asked if I would be interested in playing the piano and writing a bit of music for him, for his theater shows – Mortimer’s Miscellany – during which he sat on the stage and, accompanied by two actresses, a pianist and a flute player, he read poetry and prose, told stories and jokes and related hilarious legal anecdotes, giving his wonderfully wise and witty take on life, love and the law.

The music written for those shows has now evolved into Jon’s new album, To Notice Such Things.

- There was a total of about six minutes of music which has now grown into a 27 minute suite for solo flute, piano and string orchestra. I wrote it during March, April and May, and it was an emotional yet fascinating experience to work on it when John’s presence was still so very strong. In fact it still is, but back then he had only just passed away.

- I think he’s pretty much in every note of the piece and I’m really pleased with it, because I think he would be happy with what my thoughts about him are.

The suite ends with a movement called Afterwards, named after the Thomas Hardy poem that John Mortimer used to read at the end of his show.

Both the Suite itself and the album are called To Notice Such Things because the last line of the Hardy poem is ‘He was a man who used to notice such things’.

The all-instrumental album was recorded at the end of last September with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Clark Rundell with Cormac Henry on flute, and also features three additional pieces.

1. To Notice Such Things
a. As I Walked Out One Evening
b. At Court
c. Turville Heath
d. The Stick Dance
e. The Winter of a Doormouse
f. Afterwards

2. Evening Song
3. For Example
4. Air on the Blue String

Come back to to listen to samples from To Notice Such Things.

Soon you can also read our new year’s interview with Jon Lord in which he looks back on a busy 2009, discusses the new album and his future plans in general.

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