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Monday, April 5, 2010

Rock News for Monday 5th April, 2010

Hi all, sorry for lack of updates this weekend, busy family weekend going on!
Anyway, back up to date with all the latest I have right here!

Bad Company updates and then some Free too

New CD release: 'The Very Best of Free and Bad Company Featuring Paul Rodgers' was released in the UK on March 29, 2010 by Rhino Records.
It was album of the week on BBC Radio 2 and now has hit the UK TOP 10!

Track Listing
1. Can't Get Enough (Bad Company)
2. Rock Steady (Bad Company)
3. Feel Like Makin' Love (Bad Company)
4. Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy (Bad Company)
5. Ready For Love (Bad Company)
6. Run With The Pack (Bad Company)
7. Seagull (Bad Company)
8. Shooting Star (Bad Company)
9. My Brother Jake (Free)
10. Wishing Well (Free)
11. Be My Friend (Free)
12. The Hunter (Free)
13. Little Bit Of Love (Free)
14. Fire And Water (Free)
15. All Right Now (Free)

Great news for fans attending the Wembley show!
Steve Rodgers will perform an acoustic set at Wembley Arena prior to Joe Perry Project and
Bad Company April 11, 2010 at 7:30PM.

Bad Company are delighted to announce that we will be working with instant music specialists ‘Concert Live’ on our forthcoming UK tour dates.

Concert Live will be recording 3 dates from the UK tour and creating live CD’s instantly at the shows for fans to purchase and take home straight after the concerts!
Recorded gigs are; Wembley Arena, Manchester MEN and Birmingham’s LG Arena, and the Live CD’s will be available after each of these shows as well as throughout the duration of the tour.
These CD sets are presented in deluxe 3 disc digipaks and are strictly limited edition!!
To ensure you get these ultimate souvenirs of your Bad Company concert, we urge you to order your copies now,
To get your hands on them, either for collection after the concert or home delivery, simply visit the Concert Live website or here:

If you are not coming to the live shows, but would still like to get a live CD from the tour, you can pre-order and choose to have it delivered to your front door. Worldwide delivery available!
Enjoy the show!

An interesting message from Carl Palmer

Scouting around as usual for the latest news updates for the site, I checked out Carl Palmer's site and this message from Carl to E.L.P.  fans, was right at the top of the home page.
Looks like Asia has the power!

'Dear Friends and Fans of ELP,
It is with great sadness that I have heard about the abrupt cancellation of opening night to the 'EVENING WITH KEITH EMERSON / GREG LAKE' tour.

My commitments to ASIA and The Carl Palmer Band had made it impossible to perform at this time with Keith (Emerson) and Greg (Lake).

I have not spoken with either Keith or Greg, but I am very proud of the legacy that ELP has created. When I return to North America in October / November 2010, with The Carl Palmer Band, I will be performing much of that familiar music once more. In the end, it is our music that has made the difference, not the individuals, and it deserves to live on. That is the least I can do for the countless numbers of fans that have always been there for all three of us over these last 40 years.
Thank you, and I will see you in the fall of this year.
Carl Palmer.
April 3rd, 2010'

So I guess folks, watch out for The Carl Palmer Band touring in the USA in the Fall of 2010!

Roadrunner Records announces a partnership with the Steve Miller Band
Bingo! Due out June 15th First Studio Album In 17 Years!

New York, NY: Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records is pleased to announce a worldwide partnership with American rock ‘n’ roll pioneers, The Steve Miller Band and Miller’s new imprint Space Cowboy Records. Recorded at film producer George Lucas’ infamous studios at Skywalker Ranch, BINGO! is the band’s first studio album in 17 years. A true return to Miller’s roots, BINGO! echoes his early years in the Chicago music scene and features carefully chosen and crafted tracks performed in distinctive Steve Miller Band fashion.

“With the continuing evolution of the music industry and all the new exciting opportunities that are available, I feel this is a perfect time to start a new record company and establish new innovative partnerships. I am looking forward to a long relationship with Roadrunner / Loud & Proud” says Miller of the new endeavor.

Early reaction from fans and industry insiders are comparing the album to Miller’s 1968 masterpiece SAILOR. BINGO!, will be the first of two albums that were recorded together as a complete body of work, the second of which will be offered next year via the new label partnership.

“After many years of discussion and sharing ideas, the time has finally arrived for Loud & Proud and Steve Miller to work together,” commented Loud & Proud President Tom Lipsky. “We are proud to be Steve’s global label partner and excited to be involved with this landmark project.”
The Steve Miller Band is one of the biggest selling recording, touring and catalog artists of all time, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide throughout its career. SMB’s Greatest Hits 74-78 compilation reached prestigious Diamond Award certification with sales of more than 13 million units sold.

Roadrunner Records President Jonas Nachsin comments “Loud & Proud has been gaining serious momentum in the past few months and now boasts a substantial roster with the addition of the incredible Steve Miller Band. Roadrunner is thrilled to be marketing an artist of Steve’s legendary status along with our own diverse rock roster.”

BINGO! was co-produced by Andy Johns (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen), with artwork designed by the legendary Storm Thorgerson. These recordings feature longtime Steve Miller Band member Norton Buffalo, who sadly passed away in 2009.

Mile High Music Festival on August 14 and 15
On The Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Headliners Dave Matthews Band and Jack Johnson
Plus Weezer, Steve Miller Band, My Morning Jacket, Slightly Stoopid,
Atmosphere, Phoenix, Train, Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Keane, Bassnectar, Cypress Hill, Z-Trip, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Drive-By Truckers, Railroad Earth, Ozomatli And Many Others

Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, April 10 At 10:00 AM MDT
No Additional Fees On Any Tickets! - Early Bird Tickets are $150 While Supplies Last

Colorado’s Mile High Music Festival officially announces its 2010 event: August 14 and 15 at The Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. With Dave Matthews Band and Jack Johnson topping the bill of over 40 bands over two days, 2010 promises to be the festival’s biggest and best year yet.

In addition to the headliners, 2010 performance highlights include Weezer, Steve Miller Band, My Morning Jacket, Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Phoenix, Train, Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Keane, Bassnectar, Cypress Hill, Z-Trip, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Drive-By Truckers, Railroad Earth, Ozomatli and many others. The complete list of performers is listed below. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. each day.

A relative newcomer on the national festival scene, Mile High Music Festival has already become a summer tradition for Colorado residents and for music fans from coast to coast. The festival grounds, with its remarkable views of the Denver skyline and Rocky Mountain Front Range, is the perfect backdrop for this diverse, lively, and distinctly Colorado music and arts festival.

The Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is conveniently located just nine miles from downtown Denver, and only 1.8 miles from the I-70 and Quebec exit.

2010 Mile High Music Festival Ticket prices follow. No additional charges or fees apply!
Mile High Music Festival Early Bird Tickets are $150.00 for a two-day pass. Early Bird Ticket supplies are limited and will go quickly. Once the Early Bird Tickets are sold, the ticket price will be adjusted to $175.00 for a two-day pass while supplies last. The next ticket price level will be $200.00 for a two-day pass. No single day tickets are available.
VIP Passes, Hotel Packages and Layaway options are available. Visit for more information.

Tickets go on-sale on Saturday, April 10 at 10:00 am MDT at and

The complete line-up for Mile High Music Festival is:

Saturday, August 14
Jack Johnson
Steve Miller Band
Slightly Stoopid
Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Cypress Hill
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band
The Samples (all original members)
Keller Williams
Rusted Root
Donavon Frankenreiter
One eskimO
Mayer Hawthorne & The County
Amos Lee
The Constellations
The Motet
Bobby Long

Sunday, August 15
Dave Matthews Band
My Morning Jacket
Jimmy Cliff
Drive-By Truckers
Railroad Earth
Punch Brothers
Tim Reynolds & TR3
Trevor Hall
Matt Morris
On My Stars
Joe Purdy
The Knew
Danielle Ate the Sandwich

Mile High Music Festival is produced by AEG Live Rocky Mountains, Kroenke Sports Enterprises, and Starr Hill Presents.


Get ready for a new voice in rock with a lot of soul and even more heart. Singer/songwriter Eric Sage will release his debut album Redeem My Heart (Global Sonic Records) on April 20, 2010.

Sage a professional singer with a three-octave range has already had quite a career. The singer/songwriter sang back ups for Vince Neil of Motley Crüe. He was the runner up in a worldwide competition for the lead singer of one of Canada’s biggest acts Saga. He recently auditioned for Velvet Revolver and is now the lead singer for The Bay City Rollers featuring Ian Mitchell, with whom he travels the world performing. “Music is the most powerful form of expression,” Eric Sage explains. “It evokes emotion on every level. It is the soundtrack for my life. I honestly don’t feel I chose it, I think it chose me.”
The much-anticipated album was produced by Billboard chart topping producer Erik Isaacs. It features guest musicians drummer Randy Cooke (Mick Jagger, Five For Fighting, Kelly Clarkson), guitarist Doug Bossi (David Coverdale, Don Henley and Greg Bissonette), guitarist Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil), and bassist, Lance Morrison (Don Henley, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette).

Love. Loss. Struggle. And so much more. Eric Sage will take you there. Stay tuned for touring plans in the near future…

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