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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Rock News for Tuesday 16th February, 2010

Goo Goo Dolls announce first batch of new tour dates prior to new album
The Goo Goo Dolls have been hard at work on tour rehearsals for their upcoming tour that starts in April, in Augusta, Georgia on the 6th.

I guess it’s not 100% certain the exact release date for their new album, ‘Something for the Rest of Us,’ but I’m guessing since the band is now in rehearsals for the upcoming tour, it must be complete.

The band keeps on releasing snippets from tour rehearsals through their MySpace page: so I guess it cannot be long!

Here’s tour dates announced so far:
Apr 6 2010 8:00P
First Tee Golf of Augusta
Augusta, Georgia

Apr 10 2010 8:00P
SUNY Campus Center
Oswego, New York

Apr 13 2010 8:00P
Hershey Theatre
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Apr 15 2010 8:00P
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

Apr 17 2010 8:00P
Penn State Behrend
Erie, Pennsylvania

Apr 20 2010 8:00P
The National
Richmond, Virginia

Apr 21 2010 8:00P
The Norva
Norfolk, Virginia

Apr 23 2010 8:00P
War Memorial Auditorium
Greensboro, North Carolina

Apr 24 2010 8:00P
Performing Arts
North Charleston, South Carolina

Apr 27 2010 8:00P
Hard Rock Live
Orlando, Florida

May 2 2010 8:00P
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, Tennessee

May 4 2010 8:00P
Tennessee Theatre
Knoxville, Tennessee

May 5 2010 8:00P
Louisville Palace Theatre
Louisville, Kentucky

Alan Parsons "Eye 2 Eye - Live in Madrid" finally out on CD and DVD on Frontiers!
Frontiers Records Signs The Legendary ALAN PARSONS
Legendary studio wizard Alan Parsons returns with a live concert recording - 'Eye 2 Eye - Live In Madrid' to be released March 19 in Europe and April 6 in the USA on Frontiers Records. Eye 2 Eye - Live In Madrid will come out in two separate configurations in CD and DVD format.

Eye 2 Eye - Live In Madrid was filmed and recorded at the May 14, 2004 show in Playa Mayor - Madrid, Spain. The location is a gorgeous plaza surrounded by historic buildings and is a legacy to a very fine performance from an outstanding group of musicians.

Alan Parsons’ career started aged 19 when he worked on The Beatles last two albums, Let It Be and then Abbey Road, an album recorded in the legendary London studios of the same name. He soon become a well respected studio engineer and producer, working for Paul McCartney, John Miles, The Hollies, Al Stewart and Pink Floyd among others. He is particularly renowned for his work on the Pink Floyd masterpiece 'The Dark Side of The Moon.' This classic album was recorded in 1972, and Parsons’ contribution to the album is legendary.

With The Alan Parsons Project, Alan went on to release 10 acclaimed studio albums but never performed live, even after several US and UK Top 20 hits. The Project ended in 1990 when Eric Woolfson and Alan went separate ways. Eric devoted his career to the musical theatre, while Parsons felt the need to bring his music to the live concert stage and to continue to record conceptual symphonic rock music.

As well as receiving gold and platinum awards from many nations, Alan Parsons has received 12 Grammy Award nominations for engineering and production. In 2007 he received a nomination for Best Surround Sound Album for 'A Valid Path.'

Eye 2 Eye – Live in Madrid features an outstanding performance and for many fans this is the first opportunity to see Alan Parsons' touring band. The musicians’ performances are superb throughout, and this could well be the definitive band line-up that Alan has toured with. An added treat is Alan singing lead vocals on three songs as well as all band members sharing the lead vocal duties.
CD track listing includes:
I Robot; Can't Take It With You; Don't Answer Me; Breakdown / The Raven; Time; Psychobabble; I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You; Damned If I Do; More Lost Without You; Don't Let It Show; Prime Time; Sirius / Eye In The Sky; (The System Of) Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether; Games People Play.

The DVD includes the entire concert and is available in NTSC region free format with stereo mix 2.0

March 14, 2010 Prague, Czech Republic - Congress Centre
March 16, 2010 Warsaw, Poland - Sala Kongresowa
March 18, 2010 Bratislava, Slovakia
June 1, 2010 Paris, France - The Olympia

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New Fireworks magazine on sale February 20th
Top melodic rock magazine ‘Fireworks’ has it’s March / April 2010 issue released on February 20th, 2010.

This new issue will cover Foreigner, Giant, Dare, Brian Howe. Marillion, Jeff Scott Soto, Cinderella and much more!
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Angels and Airwaves (AVA) announce massive US / Canadian set of dates
Following the release earlier this week of their new album ‘Love,’ via free download no less, the band Angels and Airwaves or AVA as they are know to their fans, have just announced a massive list of tour dates throughout the USA and Canada.
I can honestly recommend these guys live show, as I was totally blown away a few years back.

Without further delay, here are the dates just announced:
April 2010
4/5 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater
4/7 Seattle, WA The Showbox SODO
4/8 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
4/9 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater
4/11 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Center
4/12 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Ballroom
4/14 Fargo, ND The Venue
4/15 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
4/16 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
4/17 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
4/18 Minneapolis, MN Epic Nightclub
4/19 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
4/22 Columbus, OH PromoWest Pavillion
4/23 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
4/24 Chicago, IL Aragon Theater
4/25 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
4/27 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
4/28 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
4/29 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
4/30 East Rutherford, NJ Hoodwink Festival

May 2010
5/1 Potsdam, NY SUNY Potsdam
5/2 East Rutherford, NJ The Bamboozle Festival
5/3 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
5/4 Boston, MA House of Blues
5/6 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
5/7 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
5/8 Wallingford, CT The Dome
5/10 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
5/11 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
5/13 Tampa, FL The Ritz
5/14 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheater
5/15 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
5/16 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
5/18 Houston, TX House of Blues
5/19 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
5/20 Dallas, TX The Palladium Ballroom
5/22 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
5/24 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
5/25 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
5/27 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
5/28 Las Vegas, NV The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Eagle Rock Honors Britain’s Blues-Rock Pioneers

~2DVD Released March 23, 2010~
New York, NY (February 16, 2010)—Bringing forth a mighty brand of blues-rock in the early 1970s, Free was a critical piece of foundation in hard rock’s roots.
On March 23, Eagle Rock Entertainment will celebrate their career with the release of the 'Free Forever' 2DVD set.

One of the most heralded bands of the 1970s, Free Forever amasses archival video footage, interviews, audio, memorabilia, and other bits of the band’s history to create the ultimate fan package. Featuring the powerhouse combination of a young Paul Rodgers’ gravelly vocals, Simon Kirke’s solid drums, Paul Kossoff’s infamous guitar leads, and Andy Fraser’s groove-infused bass lines, Free laid the foundation for a blues-rock revolution.

This set features live performances from the Beat Club in Germany and UK’s Granada TV. The second disc boasts full audio from their set at the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight festival (which also featured Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and The Doors), littered with a collection of band photos, posters, artwork, and unearthed video footage of tracks “Be My Friend,” “Mr. Big,” and “All Right Now.” Bonus features include original and brand new edits of these Isle of Wight videos with split-screen views. Interviews and special feature “The Freelist,” which contains a Top of the Pops appearance, Australian interviews, and other bits, is also included.

Disbanding in 1973, the members went on to enjoy continued success, both in acts such as Bad Company and Queen, and in solo careers. Sadly, Kossoff passed away in 1976. Yet, even in this short time, Free made a lasting impact that has influenced musicians and garnered countless fans. Eagle Rock is proud to capture the essence of this ground-breaking act and present it with the release of Free Forever.

Track Listing:
Disc #1:
Beat Club – Germany, 1970
1.) Mr. Big
2.) Fire and Water
3.) All Right Now

Doin’ Their Thing – Granada TV, July 1970
4.) Ride On Pony
5.) Mr. Big
6.) Songs of Yesterday
7.) I’ll Be Creepin’
8.) All Right Now
Original Videos
9.) All Right Now
10.) The Stealer
11.) My Brother Jake
12.) Love You So
13.) Wishing Well

Disc #2:
Isle of Wight Audio 1970
1.) Ride On Pony
2.) Woman
3.) The Stealer
4.) Be My Friend
5.) Mr. Big
6.) Fire and Water
7.) I’m A Mover
8.) The Hunter
9.) All Right Now
10.) Crossroads

Isle of Wight Videos:
1.) Be My Friend
2.) Mr. Big
3.) All Right Now

Winger new US tour dates announced
WINGER have announced the first US tour dates in support of the band’s recent successful - and excellent might I add! - come back album “Karma”.

Apparently, these are only the first and more will follow TBA.
Current confirmed dates:
May 2010
May, 2 2010 MelodicRockFest 2 - The Roadhouse, Elgin, Illinois
June 2010
June, 19 2010 M3 Rock Festival - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland (also appearing NELSON)
June, 20 2010 B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill - New York, New York
June, 25 2010 Grizzly Rose - Denver, Colorado
July 2010
July, 24 2010 Midwest Rockfest - Lake Afton, Wichita, Kansas
August 2010
August, 9 2010 Ocean City Music Pier - Ocean City, New Jersey
More dates TBA
Sebastian Bach plays hero at G 'N' R low key gig
Former Skid Row frontman and ex-VH1 Supergroup member Sebastian Bach, played the hero at an intimate Guns 'n' Roses gig in New York on Sunday night.
The New York Post published the story where they described;
Chaos was narrowly averted at an intimate Guns N' Roses concert when a man with a knife was tackled by ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach.
The mystery man casually pulled out what appeared to be a switchblade knife as he walked into the packed and uber-exclusive "Nur Khan's Rose Bar Sessions" at the Gramercy Park Hotel on Sunday.

But Bach, who was standing near the door, immediately got the stranger thrown out of the bash, which was attended by a host of stars including Mickey Rourke.

The private Valentine's Day concert was the hottest ticket in town, with a handpicked crowd including the Strokes' Fabrizio Moretti and Albert Hammond Jr., Ryan Phillippe, Zoe Kravitz, Josh Lucas, Yigal Azrouel and Sophia Bush, who all packed into the Rose Bar for the DeLeon Tequila-sponsored first of Khan's series of intimate concerts. Guns N' Roses played for two hours for 150 guests, finishing up at 3 a.m. before moving the party upstairs with a group of model and rocker friends until 6 a.m.
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