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Friday, June 18, 2010

Rock News for Friday 18th June, 2010

Not really much news for you at all I'm afraid, this is it! 

Few metal drummers have a name as recognizable as Herman ze German Rarebell.

And with good reason - after all, it was Rarebell’s drumming that helped propel the Scorpions into one of the 1980’s most successful rock bands (as well as co-penning the all-time classic, “Rock You Like A Hurricane”). And Herman is back once more with his latest album, ‘Take It As it Comes,’ which was recently released via Dark Star Records.

A kick-ass, rockin’ good time, the album is available as a standard version, as well as a limited edition box set, which comes with two discs and a card autographed by ze German himself.

The album can also be purchased via the site by following this link:

The new single from ‘Take It As it Comes,’ is the appropriately-titled "Let Me Rock You," which has an add date at radio of June 3rd. Herman will also be in the U.S. starting July 12th in NYC, until July 30th ending in L.A., visiting radio and press nationwide supporting the new radio single. This will also tie in with a July 24th special appearance with the Michael Schenker Group, at this years Rock N' America Festival, at the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre (in Oklahoma City, OK).

Herman enthuses, “I guess most of you guys know me as the former drummer of the SCORPIONS - ‘Herman Rarebell.’ Together with my friends RUDOLF, MATTHIAS, and KLAUS, I enjoyed twenty truly awesome years of exhilarating rock n’ roll. We went through thick and thin, toured the world a couple times, and were awarded over 70 gold and 30 platinum records in addition to a bunch of other awards and prizes. It is my pleasure to tell you that my new solo CD, ‘Take It As It Comes,’ is now available on DARK STAR RECORDS.”

Get ready to be pounded into submission once more by one of rock’s greatest drummers...Herman ze German Rarebell!

For more information visit:

Foreigner - UK announcement on the way

Yeah, I know it tells you nothing really, but I guess if you're in the UK and you like Foreigner, well then keep watching their website!
They just posted this one line in their news updates:

Watch here for a special UK announcement, coming soon!

Alice Cooper releases 'Alice Does Alice' through website only


Alice Cooper has re-recorded 5 classic Cooper tracks, for a release titled, 'Alice Does Alice' as an MP3 download at his site only.
The tracks redone are:
School's Out
I'm Eighteen
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Welcome To My Nightmare

Right now, you can get 'Elected' as a free download at the site, if you sign up for the Alice Cooper mailing list or you can buy the Alice Cooper EP, 'Alice Does Alice' for $4.99.

Raining and OK release Living Like A Ghost EP

Alt/Rock band Raining and OK will be debuting a brand-new EP called LIVING LIKE A GHOST, which features the single "Safety Net". The EP will be released digitally on June 22nd and is streaming today exclusively on ( "Safety Net” can also be streamed on (

With LIVING LIKE A GHOST, Raining and OK has again taken things to a new level of maturity.
Singer and lyricist Trevor Tillery explains "The EP has an overall theme of yearning to live life for a purpose beyond what the world and the media wants us to live. These are songs of hope and anthems to hopefully help bring people out of the dark into the light; out of the hard times." The music has anthemic choruses, thought-provoking lyrics, and even a full string section on "Waited Long Enough". The EP can be preordered now directly from the band (and with a personal note!) at
For more information on Raining and OK please visit

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