UK's High Voltage festival add's more names!
UK Classic rock magazine and Metal Hammer's summer festival titled High Voltage, already looked like being a great event for rockers everywhere with names like E.L.P., ZZ Top, Foreigner, Uriah Heep, Heaven and Hell (Dio fronted Black Sabbath), Asia, Marillion, Black LAbel Society and so many more already announced, fans of the genre will be happy to learn that yet more acts have been added!
Today Classic Rock magazine online has annonced the following 5 additions:
DOWN (headliner on Metal Hammer stage)
JOE BONAMASSA (main stage)
THE ANSWER (main stage)
MAGNUM (prog stage)
GARY MOORE (main stage) - Hopefully playing a rock set?
For more details on this annoncement:
for the High Voltage gig website:
Priest to reissue British Steel and what a reissue!
Well, Classic Rock magazine have also got the scoop on another great piece of news too.
On May 10th, Judas Priest will reissue their classic 'British Steel' and what a special edition it will be!
Last year I was fortunate enough to catch the band live celebrating the 30th anniversary of British Steel's original release in 1980.
(Judas Priest live 2009 - Picture by Alun Williams)
The reissue will feature not one but two additional discs (If you buy the deluxe version.)!
The standard reissue will feature 2 additional tracks on the CD with bonus tracks Red, White and Blue and Grinder recorded live.
Then there's the DVD recorded on last summer's successful tour at the Seminole Hard Rock Arena in Hollywood, Florida with the following track listing:
1. Rapid Fire
2. Metal Gods
3. Breaking The Law
6. You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise
7. Living After Midnight
8. The Rage
10. The Ripper
12. Hell Patrol
13. Victim Of Changes
14. Freewheel Burning
15. Diamonds And Rust
16. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
The 3rd disc in the deluxe edition features a CD of the live show. Same track list as DVD.
Story from Classic Rock magazine:
New Avantasia Video featuring Klaus Meine
(Picture courtesy of www.the-scorpions.com/english)
On April 3rd the new Avantasia albums "The Wicked Symphony / Angel Of Babylon" will be released. As previously reported the album will feature a long list of guest musicians such as Klaus Meine (Scorpions), Eric Singer (KISS), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Ripper Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Jon Oliva (Savatage), Bob Catley (Magnum), Michael Kiske (Helloween), Jorn Lande (Masterplan) and many more. Last week a video clip was shot for the song "Dying For An Angel" featuring Klaus Meine.
Uriah Heep Update!
North Anerican Tour
Confirmed dates for the 1st North American Uriah Heep tour since 2002 are now listed on the Live Dates section.
06/18/2010 Chattanooga TN Riverbend Festival - Bud Light Stage TN
06/20/2010 Wilkes-Barre, PA Kirby Center for the Arts PA
06/22/2010 New York NY B.B. King Blues Club NY
06/24/2010 St. Charles MO Ameristar Casino St. Charles MO
06/25/2010 Kansas City MO Ameristar Casino & Hotel Kansas City MO
07/02/2010 Algona IA Freedom Park IA
'Wake the Sleeper' and the 'Celebration' releases (Marking the band’s 40th anniversary).
Mick Box and the band look forward to meeting their USA fans again !
Stay tuned for additional gigs and dates !
Additional dates are being negotiated and will be released as soon as they are confirmed. Fans should not buy tickets unless they are confirmed first and listed at this website on the Live Dates section.
You are advised NOT to buy any tickets unless the gigs are confirmed at http://www.uriah-heep.com/
Aerosmith related news - Kramer and Whitford Perform Live!
Over at Aerosmith's website, an announcement has been made about a one off gig that Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer will be performing at on February 28th, 2010.
House Of Blues, Boston, MA.
It will also feature another great name Barry Goudreau (Ex-Boston, Delp/Groudreau)as well as the Blues Brother Jim Belushi!
This was posted at the Aerosmith site:
THE KRAMER / MONTGOMERY BLUES BAND presents GUITAR LEGENDS OF ROCK AND BLUES WITH BRAD WHITFORD, BARRY GOODREAU (former member of the group BOSTON), JOHNNY A, GEORGE McCANN, AND THE JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND WITH DAVID HULL (from THE JOE PERRY PROJECT) AND SETH PAPPAS, AND THEY ARE JOINED BY THE UPTOWN HORNS (from the ROLLING STONES AND JAMES BROWN ) AND BLUES BROTHER JIM BELUSHI!! It does not get BIGGER THAN THIS!. Much of the proceeds will benefit 2 great charities and ERNIE AND THE AUTOMATICS (with 2 former members of the group BOSTON) WILL OPEN AT 7 P.M. SHARP. THIS WILL BE THE BIGGEST BLUES GUITAR EVENT OF THE YEAR AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES!!! BUY EARLY - TICKETS ARE CHEAP!! We just want to raise $$ for 2 good causes!
Tickets through here:
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