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Friday, July 23, 2010

Brief Rock News Update for Friday 23rd July, 2010

ELP re-record 'Touch and Go' to celebrate 40 years and it's yours for 40p (UK cash - Less than $1!)

This info from Classic rock magazine online:

Emerson, Lake And Palmer and High Voltage are proud to announce the release of the first ‘new’ ELP track since In The Hot Seat in 1994 – a re-recording of the classic Touch And Go.

The new track, titled 'Touch And Go 2010,' will initially be available only via the High Voltage website for the discount price of 40p to coincide with the 40th anniversary of ELP.

The track will be available from Thursday, July 22 at 10am.
A band spokesman said: “We hope that you will support ELP and High Voltage and take this significant new release to the top of the singles chart.”
The original version of Touch And Go can be found on the 1986 self-titled album by Emerson, Lake And Powell.

The High Voltage festival – headlined by ZZ Top and ELP – takes place this coming weekend, July 24 and 25, at London’s Victoria Park.

Rock funk man Glenn Hughes announces 16 date UK tour

With very little additional information from his site, except these dates, the ex-Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath bassist / vocalist, Glenn Hughes has lined up some UK tour dates starting in September and running into October.

Tour band line up:
Glenn Hughes - Vocals/Bass
Søren Andersen - Guitar
Anders Olinder - Keyboards
Pontus Engborg - Drums

Tour dates:
September 2010
23rd Academy - Manchester, UK
24th Picturedrome - Holmfirth, UK
25th O2 ABC - Glasgow (Scotland), UK
27th The Sage - Gateshead, UK
28th Robin 2 - Bilston, UK
29th Rescue Rooms - Nottingham, UK

October 2010
1st Princess Pavilion - Falmouth, UK
2nd Phoenix - Exeter, UK
3rd Millennium Music Hall - Cardiff (Wales), UK
5th O2 Academy - Islington (London), UK
6th Sub 89 - Reading, UK
7th The Assembly - Leamington Spa, UK
9th Spring & Airbrake - Belfast (Northern Ireland), UK
10th The Village - Dublin (Eire), Ireland
12th The Fleece - Bristol, UK
13th The Brook - Southampton, UK

More site info here:


Mercury Records is proud to announce that on 25th October, Elton John will release the brand new studio album 'The Union', a collaboration with the legendary Leon Russell - the first time the pair have worked together since 1970.

But working with Russell isn't the only reunion on the album. It also sees Elton collaborate once again with his lifelong lyricist Bernie Taupin.


The album draws on a wealth of genres from R&B to soul to gospel to country and pop and rock.
Icons Neil Young and Brian Wilson provide guest vocals alongside a 10-piece gospel choir.

"In the late '60s and early '70s, the one piano player and vocalist who influenced me more than anybody else was Leon Russell," John said. "He was my idol."

After years of being out of touch, John listened to Russell's music while on safari in Africa last summer and was inspired to reconnect with his idol. "Elton called to ask if I would do a duet album with him,'" Russell said. "I'm very happy that he chose me to do this."

For more information see

Toto to film for a DVD in Copenhagen

This from Steve Lukather's site:

Tuesday night's (20th July) Toto concert in Coepnhagen was filmed for a DVD release.

Steve Lukather added before the show: "BIG night tonight... hoping for a great show. This tour has had insane response, we are all overwhelmed. Hope we capture THAT. Bonus stuff yes, tons of fixes NO!!! Loose as it is ... but real. Copenhagen has been sold out for a while and people are coming from all over so ... Thanks to ALL who traveled far to be with us. We are pumped and ready. I am a little nervous but in a good way. Much love and appreciation to you all! Got a feeling we MIGHT do some more next year..."More info on what's going on here:

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