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Monday, June 7, 2010

Rock News for Monday 7th June, 2010

OK folks, sorry for the delay, now here without further ado, is the latest and greatest news for you, from hopefully the site that's becoming a favourite, Chambers of Rock!
Keep on rockin'!!



The release date for IRON MAIDEN’S new studio album THE FINAL FRONTIER is now confirmed for Monday 16th August. The new album pictured here features artwork illustrated by Melvyn Grant and, to mark the occasion, the band have made special arrangements for one new album track 'EL DORADO' to be made available Worldwide as a FREE digital download MP3 with immediate effect. Click here for your free download:
Side note - I couldn't get it, guessing due to the site being overloaded. :(

Singer Bruce Dickinson explains ‘El Dorado is a preview of the forthcoming studio album. As we will be including it in the set of our Final Frontier World Tour (which opens in Dallas On 9th June - full dates below) we thought it would be great to thank all our fans and get them into The Final Frontier mood by giving them this song up front of the tour and album release’

The band reunited with long-time Maiden producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in early 2010 at Compass Point Studios, Nassau to record the album and then moved to LA to finish the recording and do the mixing. Compass Point Studio is very familiar to the band, it was where they recorded the Piece Of Mind (’83), Powerslave (’84) and Somewhere In Time (’86) albums.

Bruce comments “The studio had the same vibe and it was EXACTLY as it had been in 1983, NOTHING had changed! Even down to the broken shutter in the corner...same carpet....everything... It was really quite spooky. But we felt very relaxed in such a familiar and well-trodden environment and I think this shows in the playing and the atmosphere of the album”

Thirty years on from their eponymous debut album in April 1980, The Final Frontier will be Maiden’s 15th studio album, making a remarkable average of a new album every two years for 30 years and totalling over 80 million album sales during this period.

The full tracklisting for the album (total running time 76:35) is:
1. Satellite 15....The Final Frontier 8:40
2. El Dorado 6:49
3. Mother Of Mercy 5:20
4. Coming Home 5:52
5. The Alchemist 4:29
6. Isle Of Avalon 9:06
7. Starblind 7:48
8. The Talisman 9:03
9. The Man Who Would Be King 8:28
10. When The Wild Wind Blows 10:59

The Final Frontier World Tour begins in Dallas on June 9th with 25 shows in major cities across the USA and Canada, playing to an expected 350,000 fans or more. Following this the tour will ship over to Europe starting in Dublin on July 30 and playing a few selected major festivals and stadiums , finishing in Valencia, Spain, on Aug 21 and including a concert in Transylvania.

Says bass player and founder member Steve Harris “We’re hugely excited about this tour. I think the fans will really like the brand new stage production and lights and we will also be debuting one of the new album tracks , El Dorado. Our Texan fans will be the very first people anywhere to hear it live, so it will be interesting to see their reaction and how it goes down with the crowd on the night! Eddie has changed a bit for this tour but is possibly the most outrageous one to date... I can’t say too much about him as don’t want to spoil the surprise but I guarantee he will scare the hell out of you!”

The full list of dates for the First Leg can be found in the Tour Section of this website:

For the main Maiden site, go here - Good luck, as it seems the site is overwhelmed right now with hits!
Took ages for the site to load at the time of me gathering this info. :)

Michael Schenker Group - Live In Tokyo: 30th Anniversary Japan Tour Due October 2010
through MVD Entertainment

This info is from the MVD Entertainment website and it gives tracklisting of the live CD/DVD set. - It only lists one disc's details, so the best guess is that you're also getting the CD of the show as well as the DVD, which we can only hope has extra bonus features. At this time the info is pretty limited.
The details also say that the set list includes material from throughout his years in UFO, Scorpions and M.S.G.
Maybe it's me, but I don't see a single Scorpions track listed, do you?
It does feature 3 tracks from the very good return to form release, 'In the Midst of Beauty' and 'Dance Lady Gypsy' from his more laid back, 'Gypsy Lady' release that followed.
This is the 'exact' info from the site: 
'This performance was recorded in January 2010 during the 30th Anniversary Japan Tour. On this tour, the Michael Schenker Group consisted of Michael Schenker, Gary Barden, Simon Phillips, Wayne Findlay, and Neil Murray.
The band, in impectable form, blasts through a track list highlighting all stages of Schenker's career from UFO and Scorpions hits, through M.S.G. classic tracks, to his solo compositions.'
Track Listing
•Armed And Ready
•Feels Like A Good Thing
•Cry For The Nations
•Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
•Victim of Illusion
•Are You Ready To Rock
•I Want You
•Night To Remember
•Into The Arena
•Lost Horizons
•Rock My Nights Away
•On And On
•Attack of the Mad Axeman
•Ride On My Way
•Rock Bottom
•Dance Lady Gypsy
•Doctor, Doctor

Site link here:

This Year (2010) Michael Schenker is taking MSG's 30th Anniversary Celebration
with Special Line-ups around the World. The Tour already started with amazing enthusiasm in Japan (From where the aforementioned DVD / CD set were recorded.) and will be go on into Europe in May, June, July and will continue in the States in July and August. Also planned are South America, Russia and other countries in Asia. Michael says :"It's exiting stuff and don´t miss the London show at Shepherds Bush Empire on June 02 with surprise guest appearances!"
More info on those special lines up, can be found here:

MSG 30th Anniversary World Tour — European Dates

May 2010
MAY 21 2010 Faktoria D'Arts Terrassa ESP
MAY 23 2010 Sala Heineken Madrid ESP
MAY 27 2010 Millennium Music Hall Cardiff WAL
MAY 28 2010 Civic Hall Wolverhampton ENG
MAY 30 2010 02 Academy Liverpool ENG
June 2010
JUN 02 2010 Shepherd's Bush Empire London ENG
JUN 04 2010 Tell Saal Ostermundigen SWI
JUN 05 2010 Halles des Congres La Bresse FRA
JUN 11 2010 Sweden RockFestival Sölvesborg SWE
July 2010
JUL 01 2010 Ulmer Zelt Festival Ulm GER
JUL 02 2010 Classic Rock Night Ratshaussen GER
JUL 03 2010 Open Air Holledau Unterempfenbach GER
JUL 09 2010 Culturpodium Boerderij Zoetermeer HOL
JUL 10 2010 Spirit of 66l Verviers BEL
JUL 11 2010 Bospop Festival Weert HOL

MSG 30th Anniversary World Tour — North American Dates

July 2010
JUL 15 2010 Brixton Redondo Beach, CA USA
JUL 16 2010 Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, CA USA
JUL 17 2010 Angel's Roadhouse Yucaipa, CA USA
JUL 18 2010 Brick By Brick San Diego, CA USA
JUL 21 2010 Back Stage Live SA San Antonio, CA USA
JUL 22 2010 18th Bar & Grill San Leon, TX USA
JUL 23 2010 Trees Dallas, TX USA
JUL 24 2010 Zoo Amphitheatre (Rock N America Festival) Oklahoma City, OK USA
JUL 27 2010 Showcase Live Foxborough, MA USA
JUL 28 2010 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA USA
JUL 29 2010 Starland Ballroom Sayerville, NJ USA
JUL 30 2010 Jaxx Springfield, VA USA
JUL 31 2010 The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza New York, NY USA
August 2010
AUG 01 2010 The Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, NY USA
AUG 02 2010 The Hideout (CANCELLED) Binghampton, NY USA
AUG 03 2010 The House Of Blues (NEW) Cleveland, OH USA
AUG 04 2010 Scatz Nightclub Middleton, WI USA
AUG 06 2010 Club Vegas Salt Lake City, UT USA
AUG 07 2010 Xclamation Festival Modesto, CA USA
AUG 08 2010 Tower Theatre Fresno, CA USA
AUG 11 2010 Studio Seven Seattle, WA USA
AUG 12 2010 Dante's Portland, OR USA
AUG 13 2010 The Last Day Saloon Santa Rosa, CA USA
AUG 14 2010 Pepperbelly's Farfield, CA USA
AUG 15 2010 The Avalon Santa Clara, CA USA
AUG 17 2010 The Boardwalk (DATE CHANGE) Orangevale, CA USA
AUG 18 2010 Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA USA
AUG 19 2010 Key Club West Hollywood, CA USA


Aug. 2010
Aug 02 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center New Bedford, MA
Aug 03 Birchmere Alexandria, VA
Aug 05 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
Aug 06 Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY
Aug 07 Showboat Atlantic City NJ
Aug 08 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield CT
Aug 10 Bergen PAC Englewood, NJ
Aug 12 Market Block Party Syracuse, NY
Aug 13 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Aug 14 Armory Rochester, NY
Aug 15 Carnegie Hall of Homestead Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 17 Memorial Auditorium Raleigh, NC
Aug 18 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Aug 20 House of Blues Dallas, TX
Aug 21 House of Blues Houston, TX
Aug 22 Paramount Theatre Austin, TX
Aug 23 Majestic Theatre San Antonio, TX
Aug 25 Celebrity Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Aug 26 Veijas Casino at DreamCatcher Alpine, CA
Aug 27 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
Aug 28 The Grove Anaheim, CA
Aug 29 The Uptown Napa, CA
Sep. 2010
Sep 01 Laxon Auditorium Chico, CA
Sep 02 Fox Theatre Bakersfield, CA
Sep 03 Ovation at Green Valley Resort Henderson, NV
Sep 04 Peppermill Casino Wendover, NV
Sep 05 Nugget Casino Sparks, NV
Sep 07 Aladdin Theatre Portland, OR
Sep 08 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA

US dates
Aug 2010
Aug 11 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
Aug 12 The State Theatre Falls Church, VA
Aug 15 Ramshead Tavern Annapolis, MD
Aug 17 B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill New York, NY
Aug 19 Kent Stage, Kent OH
Aug 20 Syndicate Dinner Theatre Newport, KY
Aug 21 Lake Clementia Amphitheatre Rancho Murieta, CA **Sold Out**

June 2010
June 12 Kissimee Bike Fest Kissimmee, FL
June 25 Joplin Memorial Hall Joplin, MS
June 26 Salina Bicentennial Center Salina, KS
June 30 Inner Harbor Syracuse, NY
July 2010
July 03 Hogan Park Rancho Cordova, CA
July 18 Clay's Park Rockin Resort N. Lawrence, OH
July 22 Bike Night at Stearns Square Springfield, MS
July 30 Lucas Co. Fairgrounds Maumee, OH
Aug. 2010
Aug 06 Speidie Fest Binghamton, NY
Aug 07 7 Flags Event Center Clive, IA
Sept. 2010
Sept 04 Montbleu Casino Resort Lake Tahoe, NV
Sept 18 Lake Ozark Expo Center Osage Beach, MS

July 2010
July 24 Zoo Amphitheater Oklahoma City, OK
July 28 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
July 29 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
July 30 Jaxx Springfield, VA
July 31 The Filmore New York, NY
August 2010
Aug 1 Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, NY
Aug 2 The Hideout Binghamton, NY
Aug 4 Scatz NightClub Middleton, WI
Aug 6 Club Vegas Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 7 The New Oasis Sparks, NV
Aug 8 Tower Theatre Fresno, CA
Aug 11 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
Aug 12 Dante's, Portland, OR
Aug 13 Last Day Saloon - Santa Rosa Santa Rosa, CA
Aug 14 Sky City Amphitheater Pueblo of Acoma, NM

June 2010
June 18 Penn's Peak Concert Hall Jim Thorpe, PA
June 19 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
June 20 BB King's Blues Club New York, NY
June 24 Cowboys Concert Hall Colorado Springs, CO
June 25 Grizzly Rose Denver, CO,
June 26 Waterworks Park Des Moines, IA
July 2010
July 23 Halfway Jam Royalton, MN
July 24 Midwest Rockfest Wichita, KS
August 2010
Aug 7 Brat Days Sheboygan, WI
Aug 9 Ocean City Music Pier Ocean City, NJ
Aug 14 Sky City Casino Pueblo of Acoma, NM
Aug 25 Twin River Casino Event Center Lincoln, RI.

June 2010
June 9 The Canyon Club - Vibe Tribe All-Star Jam Agoura Hills, CA
Sept. 2010
Sept 10 Tarry Town Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
Sept 11 Zoellner PAC Bethlehem, PA

Emmett comes clean on Triumph

Sadly, it's doesn't read so well on Triumph from Rik Emmett's point of view ...
Here's some of the details posted at his site:

Despite Triumph’s much-ballyhooed 2007 reconciliation and reunion, the veteran Canadian power trio is more a business than a band, the singer-guitarist says frankly.
“These days, it’s just an agreement between three guys,” the 56-year-old Emmett admits. “That’s really the truth of it.”

And fans disappointed by the lack of activity shouldn’t blame him.
They should talk to the guys who have the keys to the rock ’n’ roll machine: Drummer Gil Moore and bassist Mike Levine.
“It’s really their thing now,” he says. “They own the name. I’m kind of out of it. When I participate in things, they just make a deal with me for my time.”

Their latest deal: The new 'Greatest Hits Remixed CD/DVD.'
During an interview to promote the set, a remarkably forthright Emmett came clean with the real deal about Triumph’s fractious past, amicable present and uncertain future.
Go to Rik's site here for the rest of his words:

... and finally ...
Joe Siegler - Webmaster of shares his Dio memories and a little more ...

It's quite something, when we get to share memories of special moments, special happening in our lives and although the last few weeks have been a sad time to many rock fans, with the loss of Ronnie James Dio, Joe Siegler, Webmaster of the Black Sabbath website, has some special memories of the man.
I know, you're thinking perhaps, so, I have too.
Well, that's probably true folks but Joe started the site 15 years ago and it was due to hearing Ronnie James Dio's voice on the 'Mob Rules' Sabbath album that got him fired up and into Sabbath.
I have to say, this is a read worth taking the time to check out if you were ever a fan of Dio's or Black Sabbath or simply a fan of good rock music.
There's also something special there too, exclusive footage shot from the last concert Ronnie did with Heaven and Hell. Thanks especially to co-Sabbath site man there, Damian and his cameraman John.
Thanks guys, from one Dio fan to three others, Long Live Rock and Roll and the memory of Ronnie James Dio:

1 comment:

  1. Hey, it's Joe Siegler. Thanks for the kind words on what I wrote. It was from the heart. :)

    BTW, the proper link for that is below. The link you have is to my general news page, that won't be a permanent link.