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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Rock News for Thursday 18th February, 2010

Pat Travers Band, new single available and new album on the way and tour dates too!

Canadian rocker Pat Travers is about ready to release a new studio album, hot on the heels of his latest single, 'Ask Me Baby.'
PT has also just made the cover of '22nd Century Rock Magazine.'

This message was shared from PT to his fans through MySpace:

'Hello Music Lovers, or should I say HAMMERHEADS!!! Haven't been on in awhile. Hope everyone's doing great! Make sure you get over to "Pat Travers Band" facebook page, PT's posting on a regular basis, stop by and say, AWANNAKICKBOOTY!! Make sure you join the fansite.

Been in conversations about the release of the CD. It's coming finally!! We will be putting plans together to tour and support the release this summer, if all goes as planned, should start end of May. Keep yer fingers crossed!
Here are some links to check out. A magazine cover story on PT, as well as Alexus Records US website. Stay tuned for more to come.
Looking forward to a great year!!

To hear his new single, 'Ask Me Baby' go here:

Bon Jovi Tour watch from home ....

Well, just the first 15 minutes apparently.

Bon Jovi kicks off The Circle Tour this Friday, February 19 in Seattle, WA and they wants fans all over the world sharing the excitement of the first concert! Be there for when the band enters the Key Arena and reveals the new stage, the new screens, the new production! These will be 15 minutes you are sure to remember for years to come and will undoubtedly get you fired up to see Bon Jovi in 2010 and 2011! Visit the homepage of at 8:30pm (PST) on 2/19 to see a live stream of the first 15 minutes of Friday night’s debut on The Circle Tour!

Also ...
Bon Jovi wants YOU to be in their music video for 'Superman Tonight.'

Bon Jovi and Animoto are teaming up so you can add photos and videos of you and your heroes to the official Superman Tonight music video for a chance to win 1 of 5 Flip Camcorders or an autographed guitar!

How it Works
All you need are photos and a few minutes. Animoto takes care of the rest. Clips of the "Superman Tonight"
music video are already added.

Send the link to your Animoto video to friends, family, social networks, EVERYONE! The more people who watch your video, the better chance you have of winning.
To check out a sample entry and create your cool Animoto video, click here:

Neal Schon hits the road solo
Original Journey member and guitarist Neal Schon, is giving Journey a brief rest it seems, while he goes out on the road for some solo shows.
Dates so far are as follows (According to Pollstar and his MySpace page):

Date City Venue
March 2010
Wed 03/17/10 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Thu 03/18/10 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Fri 03/19/10 Henderson, NV Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa
Sat 03/20/10 Modesto, CA The State Theatre Of Modesto
Mon 03/22/10 Chico, CA El Rey Theatre
Thu 03/25/10 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House
Sat 03/27/10 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Tue 03/30/10 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
Wed 03/31/10 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues

Some brief updates from the Frontiers Records label

It is now possible to watch on You Tube, a trailer video clip that RICK SPRINGFIELD put together for the “What’s Victoria’s Secret” single off “Venus in Overdrive”. Surf on the link to enjoy it:

PRETTY MAIDS are working hard to complete the recording sessions for their new studio album tentatively entitled “Pandemonium”. The band has started to post video updates from the recording sessions. It is now possible to enjoy the first one watching this clip:

Former THE STORM singer Kevin Chalfant is busy writing the songs that will be included in the highly anticipated third TWO FIRES album. Some of the songs that will be included on the album include “All For One”, “Is It Any Wonder”, “Shattered Without You”, “Answer in My Prayer”, “Relentless”, “Some Things are Better Left Unsaid”, “Epic In The Night”, “Still In Love” and “Burning Bright”. Stylewise the album will go back to the debut album super AOR atmospheres and songwriting with some major harmonies and melodies. The new record promises to be a complete must for all THE STORM and JOURNEY lovers! Frontiers hopes to release the album by August 2010.

Stan Bush is completing the writing sessions for his brand new album together with his usual songwriting partner Holger Fath. “It's turning out to be a great album!” says Stan. “I was concerned that "In This Life" would be a tough album to follow, but the new one is turning out even better!” Some of the songs that Stan has lined up for the inclusion in the final tracklisting include the album title track “Dream The Dream”, “All That I Am”, “Two Hearts” and “Don’t Give Up On Love”. Frontiers hopes to release the new CD by August 2010.
And maybe a new star in the making ....?


Frontiers Records is pleased to announced the signing of a new female music star from Norway.
Her name is simply Issa and she is destined to stardom in the Melodic Rock musical world ! With amazing looks and an equally amazing set of pipes, Issa has been working hard on her debut album under the coordination of producer Ronny Milianowicz (Saint Deamon, Primal Fear, Dyonisus etc.).

Issa is a 26 years old girl from Oslo, Norway, since she was 17 she started working her way into the music business as a ”demo” singer for different labels in studios all around Norway and at the age of 19 Issa won a competition with almost 150,000 votes singing the song 'Fade Away' written by Stian Aarstad, who was earlier a member of Dimmu Borgir. The song got released on a record in cooperation with tv channel Fox Kids.

Somehow people just love listening to this girl sing and she soon hooked up with Gaute Ormaasen from the Norwegian Idol Show touring with him. Issa has also performed on more Metal and Rock records such as Gaia Epicus and Illusion Suite. Issa has also played over 400 shows with Norwegian artist such as Postgirobygget, Dde, Jahn Teigen etc.

Musicians participating on her debut album include Uli Kusch on drums (Helloween, Masterplan, Gamma Ray), Nobby Noberg on bass (Saint Deamon, Dionysus, Nation), Peter Huss on guitars (Sinergy, Shining, and guitarist for world known Bosson "One In A Million Hit") and Tim Larsson on keyboards (producer for Nick Lachey among others with Play Production).

Frontiers hopes to unleash this outstanding new talent to the unsuspecting public after the summer 2010. Stay tuned for more news.

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE - Third Album, “Fever” Coming April 27th

Free Download Of “Begging For Mercy” Available Now:

New York, NY- Hard rock band Bullet For My Valentine returns with its third Jive album, 'Fever,' on April 27. The official first single, the blistering “Your Betrayal” impacts at radio on March 9, with a video to follow shortly.
Fever pairs Bullet For My Valentine with producer Don Gilmore, best known for his work with Linkin Park and Good Charlotte. The Welsh band—vocalist/guitarist Matt Tuck, guitarist Michael Paget, bassist Jason James and drummer Michael Thomas recorded Fever in studios both in its native Wales and Los Angeles. The album follows 2008’s 'Scream Aim Fire,' which debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, a career high for the group, whom Kerrang! named Best British Band in both 2008 and 2009. Worldwide Scream Aim Fire has sold one million copies and debuted in the Top 5 in Germany, Austria, Australia and #1 in Japan and reached gold status in the UK and Canada. Their 2006 debut, 'The Poison,' has sold a million copies worldwide and certified gold status in America, the UK, Canada and Germany. Since those releases BFMV have rocked audiences on the Taste of Chaos, Mayhem, and No Fear festivals.
Eager to get new music into their fans’ hands as quickly as possible, BFMV is offering album track “Begging For Mercy” as a free download for a limited time at

The electrifying live band starts a headlining U.S. tour on April 30th. Stops for the festival veterans include New Jersey’s Bamboozle Festival and Columbus, Ohio’s Rock on the Range. Upcoming international festival highlights include the Download Festival in the United Kingdom, Germany’s massive Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, Sweden’s Metal Town, Belgium’s Graspop, Austria’s Nova Rock and Italy’s famed Gods Of Metal. The international release of Fever is April 26th.

StyxWorld up and running again!

Brief update on news yesterday regarding the Styx website
Yes, today it is up and running, so I guess the guys have paid for the domain name again! Phew!

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