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Friday, June 11, 2010

Rock News for Friday 11th June, 2010

Ozzy's Going To SCREAM For The Record Books!

Whatever next from the madman of rock?!
If you thought Ozzy Osbourne's SCREAM was gonna be huge, wait until you see this!
On Friday, June 11 at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, Ozzy will lead fans in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Loudest Scream by a Crowd and set a new record for Longest Scream by a Crowd!

As part of the stadium's third annual ThinkCure! - - Weekend at the stadium, Ozzy and his wife Sharon Osbourne, a cancer survivor, will take the field and lead the crowd in a "Scream for a Cure" in the middle of the 5th inning.
This stadium-wide scream is also in celebration of Osbourne’s upcoming Epic Records album SCREAM, due out June 22.

Stone Sour are back

Three-time Grammy nominees Stone Sour have announced a September 7th release date for their much-buzzed-about new album 'Audio Secrecy.' “It's probably the best thing I've done in a long time," lead singer Corey Taylor recently told MTV News. "We recorded 18 songs — and knowing that every tune not only has its own identity but is damn good, I'm very, very proud of that."
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The long awaited reveal of new music from Stone Sour is finally here!

"Mission Statement," the brand new track from Stone Sour's upcoming album 'Audio Secrecy' is now available.
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Go-Go's Farewell tour no go!

No, that doesn't mean that they the Go-Go's are not breaking up, it seems that is still on the cards, but Pollstar posted yesterday that, 'An injury occurred while hiking has forced the Go-Go’s to cancel their farewell tour scheduled to begin in July.

A couple of weeks ago Jane Wiedlin suffered injuries after falling 20 feet while hiking near her Northern California home. The Go-Go’s guitarist is scheduled for ACL replacement surgery on her knee in the coming weeks and is expected to need up to a year for recovery.
Not so good news all round then and at the time of writing, their website was still showing the tour as on, with no mention of any cancellation.


Legacy Recasting Classic Heart Catalog For New Physical and Digital Editions

Legacy Recordings proudly announces the release of 'Red Velvet Car,' the first new studio album in six years from the groundbreaking Seattle-based band Heart, available everywhere on Tuesday, August 31.

The release of Red Velvet Car heralds Legacy's forthcoming reissues of the classic Heart catalog in new physical and digital editions.

For their first new album since 2004's Jupiter's Darling, the first ladies of arena rock took an acoustic approach to a collection of songs inspired by the world around them, arranged for an assortment of strings including guitar, mandolin, dobro, banjo, fiddle, viola, cello and autoharp, all played by Nancy Wilson and the album's producer, Grammy winner Ben Mink.

Nine of the album's songs were written for, and appear for the first time on Red Velvet Car. The album's closer, "Sand," is a newly recorded version of a song originally written and recorded by the Lovemongers, Ann and Nancy's 1990's acoustic side project.Tracks on Red Velvet Car include "Death Valley," "Safronia's Mark," "Red Velvet Car," "Queen City," "Sunflower," "Wheels," "There You Go," "WTF," "Hey You" and "Sand."

Red Velvet Car marks the return of Heart to the Sony Music Entertainment family.
Heart's last Sony-related release was 1983's Passionworks on Epic Records.

"It feels good to have Sony Music holding our new baby. It's sort of like coming home, since we worked with them on Little Queen, Dog and Butterfly, Bebe le Strange, Private Audition and Passionworks, among others," said Ann Wilson. "We're excited about taking it on the road. A fresh sound with all the original Heart magic."

"This album feels so right for the times," said Nancy Wilson. "We can't wait to share this one with the world!"

Heart will be performing songs from Red Velvet Car, as well as classics from the band's repertoire, at selected Lilith Fair dates and in headline concerts across the U.S. and Canada from July through September.
Tour details available on the Heart website.

Red Velvet Car is slated for late summer release.

Ann Wilson and her younger sister, Nancy Wilson, first showed the world that women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the '70s with hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," ‘Straight On," "Even It Up," "Kick It Out" and so many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs, and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through the ‘80s and into the ‘90s with huge hits like "These Dreams," "Alone," "What About Love," "If Looks Could Kill," "Never," and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters' enormous talents as both musicians and singers. Along the way, Heart sold more than 30 million records, had 21 top 40 hits, sold out arenas worldwide, and had a profound influence on rock music.

Status Quo not feeling the love in Brighton

This was posted over at Classic Rock magazine:

Status Quo are furious with Brighton and Hove Council (Sussex, England), after they launched a recruitment drive by using a seemingly anti-Quo slogan.
For some bizarre reason, the council have launched a website advertising four new jobs – each with a salary of £125,000 – under the address of and are using the slogan ‘Status Quo fans need not apply’!

Says Quo’s manager Simon Porter: “This is a direct insult to the capabilities of millions of Quo fans, many of whom are probably totally overqualified for these jobs.
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