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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Rock News for Tuesday 2nd March, 2010

Hi all, first of all isn't it amazing how when you set a deadline on things, people get interested?! LOL!
Following my announcement yesterday on the Michael Schenker competition in conjunction with MVD Entertainment, we have a winner!

Dave Dunford from Auburn Hills answered my question correctly, to name 4 drummers who have played live with the Michael Schenker Group.
Thanks by the way to Peter Mondria in the Netherlands, who also answered correctly, but I had to remind Peter of the rules, that it was indeed only open to residents of the USA and Canada.
Since Peter took the time out though, I'd like to suggest to fans of Michael Schenker, to check out Peter's MSG website, which is very cool! Nice one Peter. Check it out here:

Dave, the CD is winging it's way to you right now!
Dave answered with: Cozy Powell, Chris Slade, Pete Holmes and Bodo Schopf.
You could've also had Ted McKenna who replaced Cozy Powell, Simon Phillips, who has just played the Japanese dates with MSG - That will provide a new live DVD later this year or Shane Gaalaas too.
Without further ado though, let get some news out there!

'Rock the Park' gig line up takes shape 

The annual Canadian 'Rock in the Park' event, that takes place in Harris Park, London, Ontario every summer, has an already impressive line up taking shape.

This years event will be host to, Alice Cooper, Heart, Lynryd Skynrd, April Wine, Kansas, Peter Frampton, Alannah Myles and Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels.
You can guess that this won't be it as the event runs on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th July, but there will also be a Thursday night line up, that is yet to be confirmed on the 22nd July.

Box Office Services for Rock the Park are provided by Centennial Hall
Box Office Hours
The Box Office is open from 10 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday.
Sunday & Holidays : CLOSED
Call (519) 672-1967 or (519) 672-1968 to charge with VISA, MasterCard or American Express.
July 22 - 24, 2010
Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Box office Opens at Harris Park at 3:00PM for ticket sales and ticket pickup

Toto European 'Brief' Reunion "Mike Porcaro Honor Tour" - First dates announced

The first dates for the upcoming TOTO 'Mike Porcaro Honor Tour' in July 2010 have been confirmed. Check them out. More dates to be added ASAP.

09 July 2010 Burg Clam , Clam (Austria)
10 July 2010 Lovely Days Festival , Wiesen (Austria)
16 July 2010 Hohenentwiel Festival , Singen (Germany)
17 July 2010 Kloster Benediktbeuern , Benediktbeuern (83671) (Germany)
20 July 2010 KB Hall , Copenhagen (Denmark)

"‘Appy Days:" The Mick Box Column - No. 23 - Published in Classic Rock magazine 

This week, Uriah Heep's Mick Box remembers the late David Byron and Keith Moon, expresses relief at Abbey Road Studios being saved, recalls meeting Kris Kristofferson, celebrates the Nordoff Robbins charity, listens to Coverdale / Page and has something to say about the Number 25 bus route. Oh, and some football club called Spurs win a match!
Foreigner's 'In Pieces' To Be Released as Next Single from 'Can't Slow Down' 

Foreigner is proud to announce 'In Pieces' as the next single to go to radio on March 15th, 2010!
Now that 'Can't Slow Down' is available worldwide and with 'When It Comes to Love' having finally fallen out of the Top 30, the time is perfect for Foreigner's next release! Can you help make it a hit?!

In 2008, Foreigner fans helped 'Too Late' reach the Top 30 Airplay Chart. Last year, with your help When It Comes To Love reached #16 on the A/C Airplay Chart. Foreigner is asking for your continued support by phoning and emailing in requests to the stations to play In Pieces in hopes for a smashing debut! A list of radio stations that have received the single will be posted soon. In the meantime, the list of stations that received When It Comes To Love can be found here.

In anticipation of the release, KCKC in Kansas City has already confirmed the add to their station. We'll keep you updated with additional adds!

Status Quo - "Official Bootleg- Live In Australia" to be recorded in Melbourne

Status Quo will be recording their completely sold out Melbourne show at the Palais Theatre on March 13th for a new Limited Edition Live Double CD. The "Official Bootleg - Live in Australia" will be available for collection at the venue immediately after the gig finishes and can be reserved via our partners at Live and Pure for purchase by mail order and as a download.

The double CD is a strictly limited edition release and when they are sold out there will be no reissue.
Please reserve your copy now:

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