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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rock News for Thursday 20th April, 2010

Public Memorial Service For Ronnie James Dio

There will be a Public Memorial Service for Ronnie James Dio on Sunday, May 30th at 2:00 PM at The Hall Of Liberty located at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068.

This will be a celebration of the life and music of Ronnie James Dio and is open to all of his friends and fans from around the world.

For fans and friends that are coming in for the Memorial Service on 5/30, we have reserved very low rates at The Ramada Inn Burbank Hotel of $71.09. This is a SPECIAL rate for us. YOU MUST MENTION THE CODE RJD when you book the room. Call (818) 843-5955. Hurry before they sell out!

Wendy Dio has requested in lieu of sending flowers, please make a donation to the Ronnie James Dio "STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND." Please send your donations to the Niji Entertainment Group, 12400 Ventura Blvd. #624, Studio City, CA 91604 USA. From all of us at Niji Entertainment Group, we thank you! For those that want to use Paypal, a link will be set up.

Frontiers Records announces the release of  TERRA NOVA new studio album
Napoli, May, 2010 – Dutch Melodic Rockers TERRA NOVA will release their anticipated new album “Come Alive” on July 2nd in Europe and July 27th in the USA. “Come Alive” is the band’s 5th original studio album and their first full length release over the last five years.

TERRA NOVA started the work for the recording of the new album in 2008. Their vision was to go back and recreate the exciting sound of their debut album “Livin’ It Up”, a milestone record which captured the sheer joie de vivre of the eighties AOR and melodic rock and catapulted TERRA NOVA into the vanguard of the genre, both in Europe and Japan.

With this in mind TERRA NOVA reunited in the original line-up with Fred Hendrix on lead vocals and guitar, Ron Hendrix on keyboards, Gesuino Derosas on lead guitars, Lars Beuving on drums and the additional musician Eric Coenen (who played on the band’s third and fourth record) on bass guitar.

"The new songs are very much in the line of "Livin' It Up", states Fred Hendrix, “fresh and pumping, but with a little blink to the modern sound and styles. Our aim was to please our earliest fans but also the new generation of Melodic Rock fans and we have tried to combine old and new styles and sounds. This album was a real joy to record with all the original members of our first album!”

TERRA NOVA debuted in 1996 with the amazing ‘Livin’ It Up’, a record that marked the end of a long musical era for the two Hendrix brothers, the band’s founding members. No second album syndrome caught TERRA NOVA and ‘Break Away’ was released in 1997 to major critical acclaim and even bigger success in Japan, leading to a major tour of the Far East in 1998. At the end of 1999, after the release of their third album, ‘Make My Day’, persistent problems with their Dutch record company saw the band reach the end of their patience and the end of the road.

Six years after, Frontiers Records pulled Fred Hendrix away from his solo projects and commissioned a new album. For the thousands of fans who remembered TERRA NOVA’s three nineties’ releases this was truly something to celebrate and the come-back album “Escape” was received warmly by the critics and fans.

“Come Alive” is now set to restore the faith in true Melodic Rock ! Don’t miss one of the highlights of the season.
“Come Alive” tracklisting includes:
Come Alive; Fighting Yourself; Holy Grail; Here Comes The Night; Those Eyes; Under Pressure; Do Or Die; Who Can You Count On; My Own Way; The Final Curtain.
Check out TERRA NOVA and / or the Frontiers Records website for tour news which we are planned for the end of this year.

Fred Hendrix – Vocals
Gesuino Derosas – Guitars
Lars Beuving – Drums
Ron Hendrix – Keyboards
Eric Coenen - Bass
Anvil - Bless 'em - on target to now be bigger than they ever were before!
Yes, it seems that hot on the tail of the success of their 'touching' Story of Anvil film / rockumentary, the Canadian band Anvil seem to be getting offered the opportunity to play more and more live dates around the world.
Check out these tour dates ..., unreal!

June 2010
Ratinanniemi park Tampere, Finland June 11, 2010 for Sauna Open Air
Norje Havsbad Solvesborg, Sweden June 12, 2010 for the Sweden Rock Festival
Manchester Academy 3 Manchester, England June 14, 2010 with Girlschool
O2 Academy Islington Islington, England June 15, 2010 with RATT and Girlschool
The garage Glasgow, Scotland June 16, 2010
Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, England June 17, 2010 with RATT
Val de Moine Clisson, France June 19, 2010 for Hellfest
Rock Star Live Bilbao, Spain June 20, 2010 with RATT
Bikini Barcelona, Spain June 22, 2010 with RATT
Sala Heineken Madrid, Spain June 23, 2010 with RATT
Dessel, Belgium June 25, 2010 for the Graspop Metal Meeting
Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland June 26, 2010
Stage 2 Collegno, Italy June 27, 2010 for Gods Of Metal
Backstage Halle Munich, Germany June 29, 2010
Retro Music Hall Discotheque Prague, Czech Republic June 30, 2010
July 2010
Columbia Club Berlin, Germany July 2, 2010 with Girlschool
Batschkapp Frankfurt, Germany July 3, 2010
Markthalle Hamburg, Germany July 4, 2010
Matrix Bochum, Germany July 5, 2010
O2 Academy Sheffield Sheffield, England July 7, 2010 with Girlschool
O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, England July 8, 2010 with Girlschool
Kvinesdal, Norway July 10, 2010 for Norway Rock
Tent stage Weert, Netherlands July 11, 2010 for Bosbop
Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands July 13, 2010
Messegelände Balingen, Germany July 16, 2010 for Bang Your Head!!!
Parc Jean-Drapeau Montreal, Canada July 24, 2010 for Heavy MTL
August 2010
True Metal Stage Wacken, Germany August 6, 2010 for Wacken Open Air

I guess they've got a lot to thank VH1 for!
Interesting one here .... Fuse ... Read on
OK, I have to say, this band Fuse really isn't rock as such, but I'm giving it inclusion for 2 reasons, the Francis Rossi / Status Quo connection as well as a certain amount of curiousity!

(Fuse - Debut album)

FUSE are virtuoso musicians Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee who, on their eponymous debut album, harness their bespoke signature Bridge electric violins and take Rock tracks that people love and radically but lovingly reinterpret them. They played at Status Quo's 'Pictures' launch party at Bonham's in November 2008.

The album, which includes a version of 'Down Down' featuring a guest appearance on guitar by Francis Rossi, is out on May 24th.
Buy the album from Amazon using this Discount Voucher from 1-31st May: "CORFNBZG".
See for details.

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