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Friday, March 26, 2010

Rock News for Friday, 26th March 2010

JOHN WAITE - "In Real Time" new live CD out in May!

John Waite, the popular British singer/songwriter/performer who brought you immortal songs such as the smash Billboard #1 hit “Missing You”, “Change” and “When I See You Smile” (with Bad English) is back with “In Real Time” – a live album capturing the energy of his new live show and his renewed love for Rock Music.

“In Real Time” is an electrifying new live CD recorded on tour during 2009 with John Waite’s super-charged three-piece band. The album will hit stores on May 14th in Europe on Frontiers Records. Classic hits like “Change,” “Missing You,” The Babys’ “Back On My Feet Again” and “Head First”, Bad English’s “Best Of What I Got” and “When I See You Smile” and even a blistering version 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 transit 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.”

John Waite recorded five albums with The Babys before launching a solo career with “Ignition”, a record which spawned the MTV/rock radio staple “Change”, only to be surpassed later by one of the greatest pop/rock ballads of all time – “Missing You”.

In the late 80’s, John Waite continued his success with supergroup Bad English. Along with a succession of Billboard Hot 100 hits he achieved the #1 position, once again, with the band’s single, “When I See You Smile”.

John Waite has released nine studio albums to date and is currently writing for and working on an all new original material record expected sometime in 2010.
“In Real Time” includes the following songs:
Change; Back On My Feet Again; In Dreams; Every Time I Think of You; Band Intro; Prelude; New York City Girl; Best Of What I Got; Missing You; Head First; Rock and Roll; When I See You Smile*.
* Bonus Track

Mp3 samples on:

John Waite: Lead Vox, Rhythm Guitar on “In Dreams” & “When I See You Smile”
Tim Hogan: Bass Guitar
Luis Maldonado: Lead Guitar, Backing Vox
Billy Wilkes: Drums, Backing Vox

Goo Goo Dolls, new exclusive video from 'The Inner Machine ...'

The Goo Goo Dolls are gearing up for their US tour starting in April in Indianapolis, IN in support of their upcoming new album, 'Something For The Rest Of Us' and the tour runs on through May and into June.
Here and there, they've been sharing videos from tour rehearsals mainly with their fan club members - 'The Inner Machine' - but every now and then, with others.

..Preview the latest Inner Machine exclusive video. Studio Cam, Episode 16 - John tracking guitars on a new song. Full video and more on The Inner Machine, but this through YouTube:

For a full list of Goo Goo Dolls tour dates, go here:


Los Angeles, CA...March 25, 2010 - Due to doctor's orders, REO Speedwagon is forced to, regretfully, reschedule two shows this weekend as a result of a severe flu REO guitarist Dave Amato is experiencing. The March 26th show at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, IL and the March 27th show at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, IL will be rescheduled; announcement of the new dates to come shortly.

"Dave is one of the true rock warriors and, if he could, he would absolutely be on stage this weekend," said lead singer Kevin Cronin. "As much as we hate to postpone these concerts, we have to respect doctor's orders. The truth is that we know both of these shows would be packed with some of our most loyal fans; and we would not be able to do our best for you guys under these conditions."

All tickets for the shows this weekend will be honored for the rescheduled dates. If ticket holders can no longer attend these newly rescheduled dates, they can contact the box offices at 815-726-6600 in Joliet, or 847-263-6300 in Waukegan, or Ticketmaster Customer Service at 800-653-8000.

Heaven and Hell 2010 Tour Dates

Posted yesterday over at the Black Sabbath website, are the following Heaven and Hell tour dates, but as Joe Siegler says there, these are all conditional on Ronnie James Dio's recovery, which seems to have been going good to date, all things considered!

Here's to Ronnie's recovery... Some 2010 Tour Dates!
June 2010* Jun 13 - Burgenland, Austria (Nova Rock Festival)
* Jun 18 - Zurich, Switzerland (Sonisphere)
* Jun 19 - Prague, Czech Republic (Sonisphere)
* Jun 22 - Sofia, Bulgaria (Sonisphere)
* Jun 25 - Bucharest, Romania (Sonisphere)
* Jun 27 - Istanbul, Turkey (Sonisphere)
July 2010
* Jul 8 - Lisbon, Portugal (Optimus Alive Festival)
* Jul 10 - Barcelona, Spain (Sonisphere)
* Jul 24 - London, England (High Voltage Festival - Victoria Park)
August 2010
* Aug 07 - Stockholm, Sweden (Sonisphere)
* Aug 08 - Pori, Finland (Sonisphere)
* Aug 15 - England (Bloodstock Metal Festival)

Keep up to date with Ronnie's health updates through his site, thanks to his wife Wendy Dio:

Axl Rose being sued by former management

It seems, a number of news sites around the globe are posting the story that Guns 'N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is being sued by his former management company, Front Line Management.
It seems they signed an agreement with the Guns N’ Roses mainman in 2008, whereby they were guaranteed 15 percent of all money made by the band.
They are currently demanding just under $2M as their share of what the band has made during recent tours of Asia, Canada and South America.
Also see:

Creedence Clearwater Revisited Announce 2010 Tour Dates

Stu Cook and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, two founding members of American rock institution Creedence Clearwater Revival, will tour North America in 2010 as Creedence Clearwater Revisited and yes, they will be playing classic CCR songs! I mean, what other reason would there be to go other than to see "Proud Mary," "Midnight Special" and "Travelin' Band"? These are classics from the Americana rock songbook and both new and old generations of fans want to see those tunes.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited also includes powerhouse lead singer/rhythm guitar player John Tristao, lead guitarist Tal Morris and multi instrumentalist/vocalist Steve Gunner.
The above info from: 

Dates as follows:
April 2010
04/10/10 Central Park Palm Coast, FL
04/16/10 Inn of The Mountain Gods Casino Events Ctr Mescalero, NM
04/17/10 The Cannery Casino and Hotel N. Las Vegas, NV
04/23/10 Dakota Magic Casino Hankinson, ND
04/24/10 Northern Lights Casino Walker, MN
04/25/10 Northern Lights Casino Walker, MN
04/29/10 Tuacahn Amphitheatre Ivins, UT
May 2010
05/01/10 Heartland Events Center Grand Island, NE
05/08/10 Dixon May Fairgrounds Dixon, CA
05/21/10 Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma, WA
05/22/10 River Cree Resort and Casino Enoch, Alberta
05/23/10 Northern Quest Casino - Pend O’Reille Pav Spokane, WA
June 2010
06/04/10 Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort Mount Pleasant, MI
06/05/10 Harrah’s Atlantic City Atlantic City, NJ
06/11/10 Caesar’s Windsor - The Colosseum Windsor, Ontario
06/12/10 Harrah’s Joliet - Outdoors Joliet, IL
06/18/10 Spirit Mountain Casino Event Center Grand Ronde, OR
06/25/10 Beau Rivage Resort Biloxi, MS
06/26/10 Gold Strike Casino - Millenium Theatre Robinsonville, MS
06/27/10 Black Oak Mountain Amphitheatre Lampe, MO
July 2010
07/02/10 Soboba Casino Arena San Jacinto, CA
07/15/10 Parc Beausejour Rimouski, Quebec
07/17/10 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, VA
07/18/10 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, VA
07/20/10 Artpark Lewiston, NY
07/21/10 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
07/23/10 Lac a la Tortue Beach Lac a la Tortue
07/24/10 Mountain Fest Motorcycle Rally Morgantown, WV
07/25/10 Indian Ranch Webster, MA
07/27/10 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
07/30/10 Casino Rama Entertainment Centre Rama, Ontario
07/31/10 Casino Rama Entertainment Centre Rama, Ontario
August 2010
08/07/10 Dixie Landin’ Theme Park Baton Rouge, LA
08/08/10 Buffalo Chip Campground Sturgis, SD
08/12/10 Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay San Diego, CA
08/13/10 Ventura County Fair Ventura, CA
08/14/10 Western Mountana Fairgrounds Missoula, MT
08/20/10 Chase County Fair and Expo Imperial, NE
08/21/10 River Roots Live Festival Davenport, IA
08/27/10 First Council Casino Newkirk, OK
08/28/10 Garden City Fair Garden City, KS
September 2010
09/03/10 Wind River Casino Riverton, WY
09/05/10 Peppermill Wendover Casino Concert Hall Wendover, NV
09/09/10 Madera District Fair Madera, CA
09/10/10 Hutchins Street Square Lodi, CA
09/11/10 The Orleans Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, NV
09/12/10 The Orleans Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, NV
09/15/10 Wells Fargo Center For The Arts Santa Rosa, CA
09/16/10 Los Angeles County Fairgrounds Pomona, CA
09/17/10 Montalvo Arts Center Garden Theatre Saratoga, CA 
For all confirmed dates check with:

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