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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rock News for Wednesday 20th January, 2010

Eagle Brings The Best Of Irish Blues-Rock


~2DVD/CD Set Released February 23, 2010~

New York, NY (January 19, 2010)—Eagle Rock is the hub for capturing spectacular sets at the Montreux Jazz Festival and bringing them to the home entertainment market. On February 23, they will deliver another helping of Gary Moore when the Definitive Montreux 2DVD/CD set hits stores.

Not long after the release of 'Essential Montreux,' the 5CD set released in July 2009, Eagle is ensuring that Gary Moore fans get the ultimate live Montreux experience. Jam-packing four hours of music into this pristine package, this 2DVD/CD set extracts highlights from 5 concerts, ranging from 1990 to 2001. Prominently displaying his unmatched guitar style, mastery in both rock and blues, and his straight-from-the-soul stage prowess, Definitive Montreux features classic hits such as “Parisienne Walkways,” “Still Got The Blues,” “Out In The Fields,” and “The Stumble.”

Arguably one of the best rock and blues guitarists to come out of Ireland, Gary Moore, mentored by Peter Green, studied the likes of John Mayall, Jimi Hendrix, and Elvis to develop his versatile sound. He did time with Colosseum II, Skid Row, and the legendary Thin Lizzy before establishing his successful solo career in the 80s with his wailin’ brand of rockin’ blues. He eventually developed a solid relationship with the celebrated jazz festival. As evidenced by Definitive Montreux, Gary Moore and Montreux are truly a perfect pair, and the Swiss festival is the perfect stage to showcase Moore’s unparalleled talent.

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:

Disc #1:
1.) Midnight Blues
2.) Texas Strut
3.) Moving On
4.) Cold Cold Feeling
5.) Stop Messing Around
6.) The Blues Is Alright
7.) The Messiah Will Come Again

1.) If You Be My Baby
2.) Long Grey Mare
3.) Merry-Go-Round
4.) The Stumble
5.) You Don’t Love Me
6.) Key To Love
7.) All Your Love
8.) Still Got The Blues
9.) Since I Met You Baby
10.) The Sky Is Crying
11.) Jumping At Shadows

Disc #2
1.) One Fine Day
2.) Cold Wind Blows
3.) I’ve Found My Love In You
4.) Always There For You
5.) Business As Usual
6.) Out In The Fields

1.) Pretty Woman
2.) Need Your Love So Bad
3.) Tore Down
4.) I Loved Another Woman
5.) Too Tired
6.) Further On Up The Road
7.) Parisienne Walkways

1.) You Upset Me Baby
2.) Cold Black Night
3.) Stormy Monday
4.) Walking By Myself
5.) How Many Lies
6.) Fire
7.) Enough Of The Blues
8.) The Prophet

CD Track Listing:
1.) Midnight Blues
2.) Moving On
3.) All Your Love
4.) Still Got The Blues
5.) Out In The Fields
6.) Over The Hills And Far Away
7.) Oh Pretty Woman
8.) Too Tired
9.) Parisienne Walkways
10.) Stormy Monday
11.) Walking By Myself

BLACK COUNTRY - official press release

Jason Bonham, Glenn Hughes, Derek Sherinian, and Joe Bonamassa Form New Super Group BLACK COUNTRY

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new super group has been formed with Jason Bonham, Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa and Derek Sherinian. They are calling themselves Black Country, taking their name from the industrial area in England from which Bonham and Hughes both hail. The band is currently in the studio with producer Kevin Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin) cutting tracks for an upcoming album to be released in late 2010 or early 2011.

With Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner, UFO) on drums, Sherinian (Dream Theater, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper) on keyboards, Hughes (Deep Purple, Hughes / Thrall, Gary Moore, Trapeze) on bass and vocals and Bonamassa on guitar and vocals, the band already has six tracks cut. The next recording session will take place in March and the band hopes to finish recording in early April. Shirley made the announcement on his website: "So there it is folks - the cat is out the bag! This is Black Country. The songs are all original and what a lineup. They are all the very best players in the world, for my money!"

Shirley added, "Jason Bonham is a totally unique drummer and a supreme, yet oh-so-tasty powerhouse. Derek Sherinian is super versatile, and is playing mostly overdriven Hammond organ in this ensemble and is the color on the palette. Glenn Hughes plays bass and sings with a range very, very few can even get close to, and Joe Bonamassa, perhaps the best Blues Rock guitarist around, plays hard riffing guitar as well as adding his signature vocals alongside Glenn. You'll just have to wait - we're planning to get this out late summer, and it's promising to be phenomenal!"

Recently named "The Blues Rock Titan" by Guitar World Magazine, Bonamassa's new solo album, Black Rock, will be arriving March 23, 2010. Produced by Shirley, who has produced Bonamassa's last six solo albums, it will be released on Bonamassa's own J&R Adventures label.

For more information:

SOURCE: J&R Adventures

Johnny Winter's guitar stolen in Boston
Johnny Winter recently played a gig in Boston and some cruel 'whatever you may call him / her' decided they would steal Johnny's guitar! What the hell eh?
This posting through Edgar Winter's MySpace page has put a request out there for someone to somehow, let the guys know if anyone has seen it:
"The other night in Boston, some one decided to take Johnny's guitar.
We are asking anyone that lives in that area, to Please be on the look out for it.
Here is a picture of Johnny playing it:

As you can see, Its One of A Kind
Thanks for any Help

Daughtry's rockin' roadshow hits US arenas

Pollstar have posted details on the the mighty juggernaut that is Daughtry, that keeps on rolling that has now scheduled more arenas for the second leg of its “Leave This Town Tour” beginning on the East Coast in March.

Check out the story at Pollstar here:
Full Tour dates listed here:

Check out the updated Daughtry website right here:

UK newspaper quotes Ronnie Wood as going solo!

(Picture from Daily Express)
Rolling Stones guitar slinger Ronnie Wood to go solo?
Well, probably not long term but it seems Ronnie shared with UK newspaper Daily Express that he will go out on the road with his own solo band.
After all the bad press he has received regarding fighting with his other half, it's good to hear something positive.
Read the full story here:

New Sunstorm album "House of Dreams" official release information and audio samples available

Frontiers Records is proud to announce the release for the second SUNSTORM album, House of Dreams. This AOR masterpiece, featuring former Rainbow, (Yngwie) Malmsteen and Deep Purple vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, will be out in Europe on April 17, 2009.

The first SUNSTORM album saw the light of day in 2006 when Turner accepted Frontiers President Serafino Perugino's concept to blow the dust off from some potential AOR hit songs that Joe wrote for the aborted follow up to his 1985 solo debut Rescue You. It turned out to be one of the most successful, straight-ahead Melodic Rock releases of 2006. Jim Peterik (ex Survivor, Pride of Lions) supplied additional tracks and the album was rounded off with some other AOR classics picked by Joe and Serafino.

The stunning production, courtesy of PINK CREAM 69's studio wizard Dennis Ward, was hailed as one of the highlights and key factors to the album's success. When the second release was being planned, it was a natural choice to ask Ward to be a part of the project again. This time, he played bass and sung background vocals. He also enlisted Uwe Reitenauer and Thorsten Koehne on guitars, Chris Schmidt on drums and Gunter Werno on keyboards.

Once again, Turner dug deep into the archives and found some classy Melodic Rock gems to resurrect. One of the highlights that might sound familiar to fans is I Found Love, a song that Turner often used to open up his concerts on the Rescue You tour. There's also Forever Now and Save a Place in Your Heart, where another AOR cult-hero Paul Sabu appears among the writing credits.

Serafino also asked Joe to finally release "his" version of the amazing ballad Walk On, that Turner co-wrote with Desmond Child (KISS; BON JOVI etc) for the Jimmy Barnes album Freight Train Heart in 1987. Additionally, Jim Peterik was called in to offer his talents to SUNSTORM once again. The results include Tears on the Pages--- a tune co-written by Jon Lind and Russ Ballard. Peterik also contributed, Say You Will and Gutters of Gold. Brothers Tom and James Martin (HOUSE OF LORDS, KHYMERA) wrote the remaining tracks and were able to capture the spirit and quality of songs expected on the SUNSTORM project.

Turner, who recently returned from a tour of Russia with Over The Rainbow, was excited to come home and find out that House of Dreams was coming out in April. He says, “Once again, Serafino and the staff at Frontiers have proved that they know how to cater to Melodic Rock fans. I am glad that they believed in the Sunstorm concept enough to get behind the release of a second album. There are plenty of people all over the world that love this genre of music and I still enjoy making it. It's also invigorating and rewarding to be able to sing some of these songs that I co-wrote or performed in the 80s that never had a chance to be released properly. Jim Peterik came through again with incredible tracks---well structured with compelling lyrics and melody changes. The Martin brothers also brought in some songs that will probably translate great, live, and that the fans will really enjoy.”

SUNSTORM's House of Dreams is a real “must have” for all JLT lovers and a stunning release for all Melodic Rock fans.

Final tracklisting includes: Divided, Don't Give Up, The Spirit Inside, I Found Love, Say You Will, Gutters of Gold, Save a Place in Your Heart, Forever Now, Tears on the Pages, House of Dreams, Walk On.
Soundbytes from the forthcoming release can be heard here:

The album will be released on May 19th in the USA via Frontiers/Super D and in Japan on King Records.

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