Search This Blog

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rock News for Wednesday 21st April, 2010

Release date: May 25th
Black Sabbath / Classic Albums: Paranoid / DVD and Blu-ray
The original line-up of Black Sabbath – vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tommy Iommi, bassist Terry “Geezer” Butler, and drummer Bill Ward – breed a brew of blues-rock unlike anything the world had heard before, and in the process, birthed a genre. Now, the forefathers of heavy metal will join the much-lauded lineage of Eagle Rock’s Classic Albums DVD series. Continuing a tradition of examining landmark albums, the back-story of 1970’s Paranoid will be unveiled, with live footage and in-depth interviews from the band and their original engineer.
Release date: June 2010 - Exact date: TBA
Ringo Starr / The Anthology…So Far / 3CD - Release date: June 2010 - Exact date: TBA
The legendary Beatles drummer stepped out front to lead his All-tarr Bad in 1989, and in the process, formed a touring unit that fans would consistently flock to see year after year. Recorded between 1989 - 2000, The Anthology…So Far, originally released in 2001 via Koch Records, will enjoy a well-deserved re-issue almost ten years after its release. A constantly evolving entity with a revolving cast of music’s best, Ringo’s All-Starr Band has gathered many rock legends as its alumni, including Nils Lofgren, Peter Frampton, Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, Simon Kirke, Levon Helm, Todd Rundgren, Billy Preston, Gary Brooker, and a cavalcade of other noted artists. Starr leads his group through renditions of classic Beatles tunes and his solo work, in addition to classic gems from his esteemed colleagues.

Release Date:
July 20th - Jackson Browne / Going Home / DVD
All-American singer/songwriter Jackson Browne has been purveying his honest, homegrown sound for almost thirty years. On this 90-minute DVD, a seamless blend of interview footage, rare footage, and various performances is presented, including favorites like “Running on Empty,” “Take It Easy,” and “Doctor My Eyes.” This re-issue, originally released via Pioneer, is a chronicle of his 25-year history that features special appearances by Don Henley, Bonnie Ratt, David Crosby, Graham Nash, The Eagles, David Lindley, Jennifer Warnes, and many others.
Release date:
August 3rd - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Classic Albums: Damn The Torpedoes / DVD and Blu-ray
Not long after the release of Black Sabbath’s Paranoid Classic Albums installment, Eagle Rock will issue the story behind Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Damn The Torpedoes. This 1979 breakthrough, their third album, carried the band up the charts and into more hearts, scoring with songs like top 10 single “Don’t Do Me Like That.” With newly filmed interviews from Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair and Stan Lynch, co-producer Jimmy Iovine and engineer Shelly Yakus, as well as new and archival performances, Classic Albums: Damn The Torpedoes proves why this magnum opus has stood the test of time.

Guitar Guru and Singer/Songwriter RICHIE KOTZEN On World Tour

Kotzens New Masterpiece PEACE SIGN Out NOW!

HOLLYWOOD, CA (April 20, 2010) – Richie Kotzen will hit the road on his world tour starting in South America April 22nd in Goiania, Brazil, but is working his way back to his long-awaited return to the USA. This will be his first string of tour dates in the USA in over a decade and a concert not to miss. He will be performing from his 17 plus solo albums with various charting hits he wrote or performed with Poison and Mr. Big.

Kotzens latest critically acclaimed release PEACE SIGN on Headroom Inc is sweeping the Nation.
Kotzen has an amazing ability to create projects that awe critics and inspire aspiring musicians having done it again with his new release. “I'm really excited about this new CD,” explains Kotzen. “I'm not sure how I did it, but somehow I think it has a really live sound, even though I'm playing all the instruments on all but four songs. I think it is because of the music I grew up on. Bands like Cream, The Stones, and of course Hendrix all had that ‘live -- create it on the spot’ sound so I suppose that is the way I hear music.

Kotzen has been touted as “one of the best guitar players in the world” with a voice on par with some of the greatest rock/soul singers. He has also enjoyed a truly incredible journey in the world of music. Among numerous accomplishments, in 2006 as a solo artist, Kotzen was the opening act for the legendary Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang Tour in Japan. And in addition to writing and being featured on #1 charting albums and tracks, Kotzen has amassed an impressive 25 plus album discography.

Come see the hot ticket of the year and one of the greatest guitar players to hit the pages of Guitar Player Magazine, Guitar World and more! USA tour dates below~

VIP Packages are available on this tour. VIP Packages include:
- One (1) VIP ticket with early entry to the venue.
Attend sound check with RICHIE KOTZEN!
- A meet and greet with RICHIE KOTZEN!
- An autographed, limited edition RICHIE KOTZEN 2010 Peace SIgn World Tour commemorative Poster (In addition to your personal item, Richie will also personalize the poster for you at the meet and greet if you'd like)
- A RICHIE KOTZEN VIP commemorative laminate.
- A RICHIE KOTZEN 2010 Peace Sign World Tour T-Shirt.
- A copy of Richie's new CD PEACE SIGN

May 10 *Sam Ash Guitar Clinic Orlando, FL
May 11 Skipper's Smokehouse Tampa FL
May 12 Club 57 West Orlando FL
May 13 Freebird Live Jacksonville, FL
May 14 The Local Marietta, GA
May 15 *Sam Ash Guitar Clinic Nashville, TN
May 16 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
May 18 Jaxx Night Club West Springfield, VA
May 19 The North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
May 20 *Sam Ash Guitar Clinic Philadelphia, PA
May 21 The Works Reading, PA
May 22 Diesel Club Lounge Pittsburgh, PA
May 24 *Sam Ash Guitar Clinic NYC, NY
May 25 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
May 26 Toad's Place New Haven, CT
May 27 Showcase Live Foxboro, MA
For more information visit

No comments:

Post a Comment