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Friday, March 5, 2010

Rock News for Friday 5th March, 2010

Asia offers free download of new song from new album 'Omega'

Supergroup Asia and Frontiers Records are offering a free complete download of a new song, 'Finger on the Trigger,' from their forthcoming new album, 'Omega' due for release in April.

Go here for your free copy in wave or mp3 format:

Newman updates, the album and he's on ARFM this weekend

Steve Newman,the man / name behind the band Newman, will be the special guest of Steve Price on "The Steve Price Rock Show" this coming Saturday March 6th on ARfm. Steve will be talking to Steve about the new album and all things Newman.
Steve will also being playing a few acoustic songs live in the studio. The programme runs from 6pm (18:00) to 9pm (21:00) UK time.

Newman were recently confirmed to play Firefest 2010 and Steve said this about it through his site:
'We can't begin to describe how excited we are to be asked to play this year, it's going to be a great two days.'
More details over at the official website
The new album 'The Art Of Balance' is out on the 15th March and available for pre-order direct from the band @
Anyone fancy seeing Yes and Peter Frampton? How about together?!
Yes-Peter Frampton US Summer Tour 2010
Yes and Peter Frampton are reuniting for a twenty-five city national co-headline summer tour, which kicks-off in early June and runs through the middle of July. The total length of the show is three hours.
The two performed stadium shows together in 1976, including a show to more than 100,000 at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. Preliminary dates are now on the Tour page. More dates and on-sales coming soon.
Please note: Jon Anderson is not part of this lineup.

Peter Frampton also releases a new album, 'Thank You Mr. Churchill'– coming out April 16.
For more info on Peter Frampton:
Incidentally, fans of Frampton's excellent 'Premonition' album from it's vinyl release days, that don't yet have a digital or CD copy of the album, it's now available for download through I-Tunes.

Dates so far confirmed:
JUNE 2010
Date Day City Venue
16 WED Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
18 FRI Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
19 SAT Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater
20 SUN Meadow Lands, PA Meadows Racetrack and Casino
23 WED Vienna, VA Wolf Trap Foundation for Performing Arts

JULY 2010
4 SUN Blue Ash, OH Lake Forest Venue
7 WED Albuquerque, NM Sandia Casino
9 FRI Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
10 SAT Valley Center, CA Harrah’s Rincon-Open Sky Theater

Heart announce new album and tour

Seattles finest lady rockers, Heart are to release a new album titled, 'Red Velvet Car,' although sources indicate it won't be released until after their planned summer tour dates, a little strange but there you go!
No more details on the album at this time, but I'm sure if you keep track of their activities through their website here:
and Ann Wilson's MySpace:
Full details on those tour dates here:

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