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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rock News for Wednesday 14th July, 2010

 Iron Maiden Exclusive video premiere

Watch the brand new video to 'The Final Frontier', the title track taken from Iron Maiden's forthcoming album!

Pre Order your copy of the brand new album 'The Final Frontier' below!

Band's website:

Gibson Guitar's website reveals details on Dweezil Zappa's forthcoming allstar album

This from the Gibson website: 

Dweezil Zappa told The Huffington Post - - that he has lined up about 30 different legendary musicians to guest star on his next album. Among the famous guitarists: Eddie Van Halen, Brian May, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Yngwie Malmsteen and Warren DeMartini.

The son of rock legend Frank Zappa describes the project as an “audio movie.”
“I recorded a bunch of different music that all segues together, so it’s constantly morphing and turning,” he said. “Each little segment has its own little audio environment, and then you have these cameo appearances by all these different guitar players who sort of start falling out of the speakers.”

“The Van Halen thing is pretty funny because I put this section together where I asked Edward to play sort of a ‘greatest-hits’ from all his different guitar licks. We just took different licks from different solos from different records and made him play them all and string them together in one guitar solo. That was pretty fun because it was like having your own toy Eddie Van Halen – like, ‘I’ll make my Eddie Van Halen play this.’”

The forthcoming project has yet to be named and has no release date. Dweezil said it’s not even completed, yet. Read more on it here:

Heaven & Hell To Perform A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio At High Voltage Festival, London, Saturday 24th July 2010.

Proceeds to be donated to the Ronnie James Dio “Stand Up And Shout” Cancer Fund- Official Festival Charity.

Remaining Heaven & Hell members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice are set to play a one off show to celebrate Ronnie’s life and work at High Voltage Festival, London on 24th July 2010. The band will be completed by Glenn Hughes and Jorn Lande who will both contribute vocals.
Former Deep Purple / Black Sabbath star Glenn Hughes was a close friend of Ronnie’s for many years and performed a musical tribute at Ronnie’s funeral service in Los Angeles. Norwegian Jorn Lande is best known in the UK as the vocalist for power metal band Masterplan, he has also released many solo albums including a tribute to Ronnie. It promises to be a fitting celebration to a man that the metal scene owes so much.
There will also be an opportunity to pay respects by signing a condolence book in the Ronnie James Dio Tribute Gallery, which will be presented to members of the Ronnie James Dio “Stand Up And Shout” Cancer Fund the official festival charity, and join thousands of fans for what will be a very emotional performance.
For more information and to be part of this special occasion visit

The Prince’s Trust Rock Gala 2010 (Supported by Novae)
Wednesday 17th November - Royal Albert Hall
The Prince’s Trust is delighted to announce this unique fundraising concert featuring the legends of rock music, collaborating with today’s rising stars…

Eric Clapton, Jamie Cullum,  Paloma Faith, Jools Holland,

Tom Jones, Mark King, Brian May, Paolo Nutini,

Status Quo, Roger Taylor, Midge Ure
More artists to be announced

The evening will be hosted by the best in comedy, multi-award winning actor and comedian Rob Brydon, Barry Humphries as his hilarious alter ego Dame Edna Everage and the master of mimicry, Alistair McGowan.

Buy tickets from the Royal Albert Hall box office (9am-9pm) on 0845 401 5027
or online here:

Angelfire project featuring Steve Morse and Sarah Spencer

Angelfire is the collaboration between guitarist and songwriter Steve Morse and singer/songwriter Sarah Spencer. Their eponymous debut combines Morse's jazz fusion, bluegrass and baroque elements with Spencer's folk and pop acoustic.

Steve is best known as a guitarist and composer who combines multiple genres of music in unique and unexpected ways. His career has encompassed jazz fusion pioneers Dixie Dregs, progressive rock mainstays KANSAS, and his ongoing solo work. For the past 15 years, Steve has been the guitarist with metal icons Deep Purple. His accolades include Guitar Player's Best Overall Guitarist" poll for five years running and six Grammy nominations.

Sarah, 22, writes and performs songs on piano and guitar. At 14, she was cast in a VH1 reality show (ultimately cancelled) that followed the lives of teenage prodigies. Writing operatic pop genre and soundtrack-style songs, she began working with established producers during her teens, recording live-orchestral songs. More recently, her songs have incorporated elements of folk music.

Their collaboration represents several firsts for them both. Even after 44 albums, Steve has never written a vocal album. Sarah is stepping out front as a performer and songwriter. And despite their cumulative experience spanning multiple genres of music, neither has written anything that sounds like Angelfire.
The Scorpions - Farewell Tour 2010 - Classic Hard Rock from Hannover, Germany available on USB / MP3 download

The Scorpions are probably best known for their 1980s rock anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and their singles "No One Like You", "Send Me an Angel, "Still Loving You", and "Wind of Change".
The "Get your Sting and Blackout" world tour is the last chance for all fans around the globe to experience the legendary Scorpions live.

Simfy live, features high-quality live audio recordings of this very last tour.

(Pre-) order your favorite show copied to the Scorpions MP3 USB flash drive now.
The recordings are available after each concert as MP3 download as well.
A must-have for every Scorpions fan out there
Check out the tab "LIVE RECORDINGS" for all available Scorpions live performances.

New Judas Priest live 'Best Of,' released today
From the Judas Priest website comes news of this latest 12 track release.
It seems it's available exclusively through Amazon, based on the band website link, in a series of new live 'Best of'' releases through Legacy.

We have a new compilation album out today on Legacy - entitled: Setlist - The Very Best of Judas Priest

Available for purchase here:

Black Sabbath on the Biography Channel Thursday, 15th July

If you get the Biography Channel here in the US, you'll want to tune in this Thursday night the 15th. They're running a couple of Biography episodes on both Ozzy Osbourne & Black Sabbath.

It does not appear they're new (at least in the case of the Ozzy one), but if I get any info to the contrary, I'll update. Check out these listings on the Biography website regarding the specific episodes:

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