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Friday, July 2, 2010

Rock News for Friday 2nd July, 2010

Saw a great show last night, The Scorpions with Cinderella opening ... Boy, were The Scorpions great!
Full report and pictures to follow on here soon.
To the news!

Whitesnake settles lawsuit, with show attendees ...

I can't and you can't possibly call these people that went to a Whitesnake show fans, when they took Whitesnake to court and sued them for suffering loss of hearing?! Unreal!?!
The bands will have to start writing disclaimers on their tickets now ....

When you go to a rock show, don't you realize it could be very loud?
Heck, I remember reading tales of fans who - stupidly - deliberately put their heads in the bass bins at shows until their ears bled?! What the ....??!
This was posted yesterday through Pollstar:

'A couple claiming that a 2003 Whitesnake show caused long-term hearing loss has been awarded a $40,000 settlement by the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

The suit was filed by Maryellen and Kevin Burns against Whitesnake, the promoter and venue owner, according to a report written by Noah Schaffer and published on the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly news blog, The Docket.'
Full story here:

Toto's Mike Porcaro Honor Tour starts next week

(Picture from:
Mabvuto Mavuto, Joseph Williams, Steve Porcaro, David Paich, Jory Steinberg, Steve Lukather, Joe Porcaro, Simon Phillips, Nathan East

Steve Lukather: "Toto are sounding AMAZING! Best Toto line up ever (aside from Mikey but Nate is awesome), the vocals are FAR the best ever in our history. Set list is a wam bam knock out 90 minutes+ so THIS will be great and fun."

In additional Toto related news ...

First 13 concerts new Lukather tour in November

Today Luke's management confirmed the first 13 concerts of Lukather's Alls Well That Ends Well tour that starts in November this year. Check out the info at the tour data section.

Soon, get A FREE Dio Download!

In keeping up the support of the 'Ronnie James Dio - Stand Up and Shout Concer fund,' to help promote the cause, the Dio website will be offering the fans the track of the same name in live format as a free download.
This from the Dio site:

'On July 8th, the live version of "Stand Up And Shout" from Dio will be the "Amazon Free Download Of The Day." Just go to on July 8th and download the song for free!'

Heart - 5 New songs available for download

In fact it's just two new songs and 3 live Heart classics ...

New songs available on iTunes and Amazon! [ 6/22/2010 ]

WTF + 4 available at iTunes
1. WTF
2. Sand
3. Barracuda (live at the Experience Music Project)
4. Alone (live at the Experience Music Project)
5. Crazy on You (live at the Experience Music Project)

Sorry it's brief, but I've got to get to the day job folks! :)

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