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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rock News for Tuesday 23rd March, 2010

Sorry for the slow start today folks ... Been a busy family day here, much to do, but without any further delay ...

UK Festival goers in for treat, as more acts get added  to both High Voltage and Download gigs

Download Festival, which happens at the UK's Donington Park racetrack from June 11-13, has already announced it's headliners, but names continue to be added as is happening with the High Voltage festival in London's Victoria Park on Sat. 24th and Sun. 25th July, giving the UK's hard rock festival starved fans all they could ask for!
Me personally, I wish I could be there for the High Voltage festival, what an awesome bill!

Here's the current line up for Download:

Main Stage:
Them Crooked Vultures

Second Stage:
Bullet For My Valentine
Coheed & Cambria
A Day To Remember
36 Crazy Fists
Job For A Cowboy
Lawnmower Deth


Main Stage:
Rage Against The Machine
Lamb Of God
Five Finger Death Punch
Hell Yeah
Taking Dawn

Second Stage:
30 Seconds To Mars
The Blackout
We Are The Fallen
Rise To Remain


Main Stage:
Stone Temple Pilots
Billy Idol
Second Stage:
Stone Sour
Steel Panther
Dillinger Escape Plan
August Burns Red

A lot more bands are expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Day Tickets for Download 2010 will go on sale from 9am on Tuesday, March 23 and can be bought from Each day priced at £75. Weekend and camping tickets, plus limited VIP packages, are also still available.
High Voltage festival

For all the details on High Voltage including all ticket details:

"You Really Got Me - The Story of the Kinks" Coming To DVD on May 18

Contains some of The Kinks finest moments and is full of rarely seen performances from the sixties right through to the nineties.

Voiceprint and MVD Visual are pleased to announce the release of "You Really Got Me - The Story of the Kinks" for North American distribution on May 18.

This DVD contains some of the Kinks finest moments and is full of rarely seen performances from the sixties right through to the nineties and also contains comments from the various members of the band including Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory.

Some of the performances featured here include You Really Got Me, 'Til The End Of The Day, Waterloo Sunset, Days, Celluloid Heroes and many more including the Dave Davies hit single Death Of A Clown. Footage comes from live concerts and television performances in America, the UK, Germany and Japan.

Of all the British bands that broke through commercially in America who were part of the "British Invasion" of the sixties, one band stood head and shoulders above all the others as being quintessentially English ... The Kinks.

Led by Ray Davies and his younger brother Dave Davies, the Kinks burst onto the music scene in 1964 with their ground breaking hit single You Really Got Me. This was the band's third single and it reached number one in the UK singles chart and made the American top ten.

Along with the Davies brothers the band was made up of bassist Pete Quaife and drummer Mick Avory. Originally, like many other aspiring band of the early sixties they were an aspiring rhythm and blues band and their first two singles bear out this claim, although the second single You Still Want Me was the first Kinks single to be written by Ray Davies.

Once the band broke through with You Really Got Me they were off and running and further hit singles followed with All Day And All Of The Night, Tired Of Waiting For You, Set Me Free and A Well Respected Man (all of which were written by Ray Davies, as was the vast majority of the Kinks material) all doing well within the next twelve months. In fact the Kinks were considered one of the biggest bands of the period and Ray Davies, one of the eras more important and highly regarded song writers.

The band continued until mid 1996 and since that time has been inactive as a band with both Ray and Dave Davies releasing solo material. In 2004, Dave Davies suffered a stroke but since that time has made a slow but steady recovery. Ray Davies has also said he is keen to reunite the Kinks and rumours persist that this may happen in 2010

AVA (Angels and Airwaves) Live concert broadcast this Friday 26th March at FUEL TV

Live performance airs this Friday, March 26 @ 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports, is excited to announce that it will be broadcasting and webcasting a live concert of Angels & Airwaves on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT. Fans can either tune in to FUEL TV or log on to to watch the performance.

Foo Fighters to reunite with Nirvana producer

This story from the BBC's website.

Dave Grohl will reunite with producer Butch Vig for the first time since recording Nirvana's Nevermind to work on Foo Fighters' new album.

The 41-year-old drummer and singer will begin recording the follow-up to the band's 2007 album 'Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace' in September of this year.

He said: "It's the first album the two of us have made together in 20 years.
"There's something that Butch does that helps a song become a bigger song. At this point I just want to rock."
Dave Grohl is currently touring Europe with his side-project Them Crooked Vultures.
To read the full story go here:

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