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Friday, April 9, 2010

Rock News for Friday 9th April, 2010

Another 'new' Uriah Heep 2 CD collection released April 26th

It seems strange that this should even be allowed to happen, but happen it has!
So soon after Uriah Heep's, not so long ago release of 'Celebration,' a re-recording of many of their classic songs plus 2 new ones to celebrate 40 years as a band, here come another one!
I guess it does have Mick Box's blessing as it was put together with his help, so here we go again!


Release Date: 26th April 2010
This 2-Disc set honourably and ‘umbly marks Uriah Heep’s 40th Anniversary as one of the U.K.’s most prestigious Heavy Rock bands.

From their first full length album release in 1970 (Very ‘Eavy, Very ‘Umble) right through to their storming come-back with Wake The Sleeper in 2008, On The Rebound: A Very ‘Eavy 40th Anniversary Collection with its homage artwork to that first record, showcases at least one track from every studio album throughout the band’s entire career and as the title suggests, it’s the heavier material that we’ve chosen to represent Heep’s grit and determination and as a salute to the sheer beauty that is a well struck power chord.

Compiled in conjunction with band leader Mick Box, the release is unique in its content from any other collection that has gone before and its ‘shuffle-ready’ running order can be enjoyed in equal measure from the die-hard fans to the younger iPod generation who might be discovering Uriah Heep’s music for the very first time.
Included in the selection is a bonus track from the Wake The Sleeper sessions which sees its very first release here.
Here’s to the 50th!

1. On The Rebound
2. Overload
3. Stay On Top
4. Fallen Angel
5. The Wizard
6. Cry Freedom
7. Love In Silence
8. One Way Or Another
9. I Hear Voices
10. Sweet Talk
11. Blood Red Roses
12. Woman Of The Night
13. The Time Will Come
14. Different World
15. Something Or Nothing
16. Sweet Lorraine
17. Free Me
18. Lady In Black
19. Easy Livin’
1. Light Of A Thousand Stars
2. Free N’ Easy
3. Weekend Warriors
4. Stealin’
5. You Are The Only One (previously unreleased)
6. Look At Yourself
7. Voice On My T.V.
8. Rockarama
9. It Ain’t Easy
10. The Hanging Tree
11. Return To Fantasy
12. Words In The Distance
13. The Other Side Of Midnight
14. Whad’ya Say
15. Blood On Stone
16. Too Scared To Run
17. Gypsy

Frontiers Records signs MOTLEY CRUE singer VINCE NEIL for the European release of his new solo album.

“Tattoos and Tequila” out in Europe on June 4th anticipated by the digital only release of the title track single on April 16th.

Napoli, April 2010 – MOTLEY CRUE singer Vince Neil upcoming solo album “Tattoos and Tequila” has been signed by Frontiers Records for release on June 4th in Europe. The album’s title track will be released as a digital download and will be available April 16th in Europe at all digital shops. The music video along with the single was made available for download on earlier this year, but now it can also be seen on the Frontiers Records Youtube channel following this link:

Vince Neil recorded the new album in the winter of 2009 together with his band, formed by bassist Dana Strum, guitarist Jeff Blando (both of Slaughter) and drummer Zoltan Chaney. The album will include 2 new songs: “Tattoos and Tequila” and “Another Bad Day” both produced by Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard etc), plus a selection of classic cuts from some of the Rock giants that have influenced Vince Neil throughout his musical career. The cover songs were produced by Vince and Jack Blades (Damn Yankees, Night Ranger).

(Album cover artwork)
In a recent interview Vince Neil stated: “This album has nothing to do with Motley Crue, Tattoos and Tequila is basically my life” and definitely the new record shows a new, yet familiar side of Vince’s abilities.

(Single cover artwork)

“Tattoos and Tequila” tracklisting will include:
Tattoos & Tequila (Album Version); He's A Whore (Cheap Trick); AC/DC (Sweet); Nobody's Fault (Aerosmith); Another Bad Day; No Feelings (Sex Pistols); Long Cool Woman (The Hollies); Another Piece Of Meat (The Scorpions); Who Will Stop The Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival); Viva Las Vegas (Elvis Presley); Bitch Is Back (Elton John); Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers (ZZ Top)*
* Bonus track available on first pressing in digipak

As frontman for Mötley Crüe, Vince Neil came to exemplify all things rock and roll: the sound, the look, the outrageous lifestyle. Neil’s unmistakable voice leads some of the greatest rock songs of this generation including “Shout At The Devil,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart My Heart,” “Same Ol Situation,” and the recent “Saints of Los Angeles,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award in early 2009 for Best Hard Rock Performance.

As a solo artist, Vince’s Top 200 Billboard albums, Exposed (which reached number 13 on the Billboard Albums chart) and Carved In Stone have spurred the hits “You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can’t Come)” (co-written by Neil with Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw), “Can’t Have Your Cake” (co-written by Neil with Steve Stevens) and “Sister Of Pain” (co-written by Neil with Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw).

When he is not performing or raising money for charity (the foundation founded as a tribute to Vince’s daughter Skylar whom he lost to cancer in 1995, to date has raised over $2 million to help combat childhood cancer), Neil is also an accomplished businessman overseeing his latest entrepreneurial efforts which include Feelgoods Rock Bar and Grill in West Palm Beach and most recently in Las Vegas; Vince Neil Ink, a Las Vegas based body art shop; Tres Rios tequila and Vince Neil Aviation.

MOTLEY CRUE Confirmed Summer Dates in Europe
July 2010
Jul 31, 2010 Knebworth Park (Sonisphere Festival) Knebworth, UK
August 2010
Aug 7, 2010 Stora Skuggan (Sonisphere Festival) Stockholm, Sweden
Aug 8, 2010 Kirjurinluoto (Sonisphere Festival) Pori, Finland

Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop Announce US Fall Club Tour 2010
Rik Emmett & Dave Dunlop (a.k.a. “The Troubs”) will be hitting the road this fall for a small club tour. These will be intimate, up-close-and-personal shows with a little bit of everything – the old, the new, and of course Rik & Dave’s humor – making each performance unique & memorable. These shows are not to be missed….hope you can make it to one (or more)!

FRIDAY, September 24, 2010 - PITTSBURGH, PA
Club Cafe
56-58 South 12th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Showtime: 7:00 PM (doors open 6:00 PM)
Tickets $30

SATURDAY, September 25, 2010 - CLEVELAND, OH
The Winchester
12112 Madison Avenue
Lakewood/Cleveland, OH 44107
TWO SHOWS: 7:00 & 10:00 PM
Tickets $20 per show

SUNDAY, September 26, 2010 - DETROIT, MI
The Magic Bag
22920 Woodward Avenue
Ferndale, MI 48220
Showtime: 9:00 PM (doors open 8pm)
Tickets: $20

FRIDAY, November 5, 2010 - CAMBRIDGE, MA
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Showtime: 7:00 PM
Tickets $33 in advance, $35 day of show

Tin Angel
20 South 2nd Street
Philaelphia, PA 19106
Showtime: 7:00 PM (doors open 6:30)
Tickets $35

SUNDAY November 7, 2010 - NEW YORK, NY
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Showtime: 8:00 PM (doors open 6pm)
Tickets: $25, $30, & $35

Rik & Dave will be performing in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey this Saturday April 10th!
For more info on this gig (as well as a complete listing of all tour dates) visit the “Shows” page of Rik’s website:

Deep Purple announces additional July 2010 Tour Dates
Deep Purple fans in the USA, don't get excited just yet as unfortunately, these are not dates for here, but ... and I'm just hoping ..., that looking at the full tour dates listing at their site - Link at the bottom. - there is a big gap in August / September this year with no dates listed. :)
Here's hoping, a fall US / Canadian tour perhaps?!
Otherwise they have dates all over the rest of the world from April to December 2010.

JUST ANNOUNCED - Deep Purple adds several dates to their summer 2010 tour:

Sat 7.3.10 - Sønderborg, Denmark
Mon 7.5.10 - Turku, Finland
Tue 7.6.10 - Joensuu, Finland
Thu 7.8.10 - Langesund, Norway
Fri 7.9.10 - Sarpsborg, Norway
Sat 7.10.10 - Kilafors Bollnas, Sweden
Sat 7.17.10 - Cordoba, Spain

Stay tuned for more tour announcements for 2010 and be sure to check out the complete tour listing to see when Deep Purple is coming to a city near you!
Full Deep Purple tour dates here:

Aussie rockers Jet line up homeland tour

Late last year Jet released their 5th album, 'Shaka Rock' and have been doing tour dates here and there to promote the release and now they have lined up some dates back home, for their Aussie fans!

By the way, if anyone missed it, they also are currently offering up a free download of an acoustic version of "Seventeen" featuring Nicole Atkins for FREE! - If you sign up for their newsletter.

To those tour dates then:
 Date Location Venue Activity Tickets
September 2010
Sep 7, 2010 - Tamworth - Australia Regional Entertainment Centre
Sep 9, 2010 - Wollongong - Australia Entertainment Centre
Sep 10, 2010 - Melbourne - Australia Rod Laver Arena
Sep 14, 2010 - Goodwood - Australia Derwent Entertainment Centre
Sep 16, 2010 - Adelaide - Australia Memorial Drive Park
Sep 18, 2010 - Sydney - Australia Sydney Entertainment Centre
Sep 24, 2010 - Perth - Australia Supreme Court Gardens
Sep 26, 2010 - Darwin - Australia Gardens Amphitheatre
Sep 28, 2010 - Cairns - Australia Cairns Convention Centre
October 2010
Oct 1, 2010 - Townsville - Australia Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre
Oct 3, 2010 - Mackay - Australia Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre Showgrounds
Oct 7, 2010 - Rockhampton - Australia Rockhampton Showgrounds
Oct 8, 2010 - Kings Beach - Australia Caloundra Music Festival
Oct 9, 2010 - Toowoomba - Australia University of Southern QLD
Oct 12, 2010 - Bruce - Australia University of Canberra
Oct 13, 2010 - Albury - Australia Albury Sports Ground
Oct 15, 2010 - Bendigo - Australia Bendigo Showgrounds
Oct 16, 2010 - Ballarat - Australia North Gardens

Glenn Hughes UK Tour Dates Annonced

No more news on his supergroup project with Jason Bonham, Joe Bonamassa and Derek Sherinian, but he has confirmed the following UK tour dates on his site for later this year:

July 2010
31st Rock & Blues Custom Show - Pentrich, UK
September 2010
23rd Academy - Manchester, UK
24th Picturedrome - Holmfirth, UK
25th O2 ABC - Glasgow, UK
27th The Sage - Gateshead, UK
28th Robin 2 - Bilston, UK
29th Rescue Rooms - Nottingham, UK

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