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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Rock News for Wednesday 27th January, 2010
John Waite To Bring High-Octane Show Back to Europe
(John Waite live Mt. Clemens, MI June 2009 - Photo - Alun Williams)
New Live Album, "In Real Time," Set for February 2010 Release
NASHVILLE, TN – John Waite will bring his trademark dynamic live performances back to Europe for a 14-city sweep in February and March, 2010. Beginning in Vienna, Austria on Feb. 17, 2010, the tour will include stops in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, England and Portugal.
In Real Time, an electrifying new live CD recorded on tour last year with Waite’s super-charged three-piece band, will be released in conjunction with the 2010 European tour and will be available for sale at each performance and on iTunes. Classic hits like “Change,” “Missing You,”The Babys’“Back On My Feet Again,”Bad English’s“Best Of What I’ve Got” and “When I See You Smile” and even a blistering cover of Led Zeppelin’s“Rock and Roll” take on entirely new lives in their raw forms on the spontaneously delicious "In Real Time."
“It’s a lot of the hits played how we play them live,” Waite says of In Real Time. “It’s like late 60’s rock in London when it was performance driven, prior to becoming commercialized – back in the days when everybody got in a transient van, sat on the amps and drove for hours to the next gig. When I set out to do this record, I wanted to simplify it down to what I remember rock and roll being as a kid – a three-piece band with a singer – so it’s very raw and right on the edge.”
Fans attending Waite’s shows in Europe can expect the same kind of unrefined live energy that In Real Time delivers.
Waite is currently collaborating with Matchbox 20 lead guitarist/songwriter Kyle Cook, as the two ready fresh new music for Waite’s highly anticipated forthcoming solo EP, which is also set for a 2010 release.
2010 JOHN WAITE EUROPEAN TOUR
Date Time Venue City
February 17 8:00 PM Szene Vienna, Austria
February 18 8:00 PM Metropolis Music Hall Munich, Germany
February 20 8:00 PM Badisch Brauhaus Karlsruhe, Germany
February 21 8:00 PM Turock Essen, Germany
February 22 8:00 PM The Spirit of 66 Verviers, Belgium
February 24 8:00 PM Cultuurporium Boerderij Zoertermeer, Netherlands
February 25 8:00 PM De Bosuil Weert, Netherlands
February 26 8:00 PM De Lantaarn Hellendoorn, Netherlands
February 28 8:00 PM The Brickyard Carlisle, U.K.
March 1 8:00 PM Bank’s Robin 2 Wolverhampton, U.K.
March 2 8:00 PM The Underworld Camden, London, England
March 4 8:00 PM Cinema São Jorge Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
March 5 8:00 PM Ritmo y Compãs Madrid, Spain
March 6 8:00 PM Kultur Fabrik Roth, Bavaria, Germany
AC/DC secure Iron Man 2 soundtrack
I guess AC/DC are determined to keep in the limelight, right after yesterdays announcement on headlining the UK's Download summer festival at Donington this year, they go and post something else today!
Yes, they've got the Iron Man 2 soundtrack which in fact looks like nothing new to get excited about for true fans, but perhaps a good new compilation.
Here's the press release that came with the above picture:
"Shoot To Thrill" Worldwide Video Premiere & 'AC/DC: Iron Man 2' Preorder 01/26/2010
AC/DC has just announced 'AC/DC: Iron Man 2,' the official album set to be released April 19th through Columbia Records in support of the upcoming 'Iron Man 2' film from Marvel Studios. The album will feature 15 classic AC/DC songs, selected from ten of the band's studio albums ranging from 1976 to 2008. Included in the album are notable classics such as "Shoot To Thrill," "Thunderstruck," and "Let There Be Rock" as well as "War Machine" from the recent 'Black Ice' release.
Making its worldwide premiere today is the official 'AC/DC: Iron Man 2' video for "Shoot To Thrill" (North America fans visit http://www.vevo.com/, ex-U.S. fans can see it here: http://www.acdcrocks.com/shoottothrill/ ). The video features the original "Shoot To Thrill" track from 'Back In Black' and was filmed live in Buenos Aires last month while the band was on their sold out Black Ice World tour.
Preorders begin today, January 26th, at http://www.amazon.com/ for the Deluxe CD/DVD and 2LP Vinyl version of 'AC/DC: Iron Man 2,' and at http://www.walmart.com/ for the 'AC/DC: Iron Man 2' CD. The film opens internationally beginning on April 28, 2010. In the U.S., the film will be distributed by Paramount Pictures and is scheduled for release on May 7, 2010.
7 Day Binge (featuring 3 Doors Down's Todd Harrell) New Album Today!!
7dayBinge Album In Stores Now! $3.99 at Best Buy!
Head out to your local Best Buy and pick up 7dB's self titled debut album. Available today! 7dayBinge includes Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down on bass, Jon Nicholson of the Muzik Mafia on guitar and vocals, Kenny Olson of Kid Rock’s band on lead guitar, and Shannon Boone on drums. “7dayBinge” will be released by Rock Ridge Music. The band plans to tour in support of the album; tour dates will be announced as they are confirmed.
Dates so far include a cruise that also features, 3 Doors Down, Shinedown and Lifehouse:
Jan 29 2010 8:00P - Hard Rock Nashville - Reverb Room Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 15 2010 8:00P VH1 Best Cruise Ever - feat. 3 Doors Down, Shinedown, Lifehouse and more!
Apr 16 2010 8:00P VH1 Best Cruise Ever - feat. 3 Doors Down, Shinedown, Lifehouse and more!
Apr 17 2010 8:00P VH1 Best Cruise Ever - feat. 3 Doors Down, Shinedown, Lifehouse and more!
Apr 18 2010 8:00P VH1 Best Cruise Ever - feat. 3 Doors Down, Shinedown, Lifehouse and more!
Apr 19 2010 8:00P VH1 Best Cruise Ever - feat. 3 Doors Down, Shinedown, Lifehouse and more!
... And finally if you hadn't heard ....
It seems "limbo land" is he or isn't he anymore Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was spotted at a Home Depot store in Rancho Mirage, California this past weekend, where he treated shoppers to another impromptu vocal performance.
Tyler, who was out and about on Saturday, randomly picked up a store microphone and belted out two of Aerosmith’s biggest hits – Dude (Looks Like A Lady) and I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – over the sound system for the DIY’ers to enjoy.
The story has been spread all over the web basicallybut read more here: