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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Rock News Brief Update for Sunday 1st August, 2010


Yellow Pearl: A Collection brings you a delightful and intriguing trip into the solo work of Phil Lynott. It's guaranteed to hold the listener spellbound as you realise just how iconic Lynott was - and still is.

The release brings together the hit singles from both solo albums Solo in Soho and The Philip Lynott Album, including King's Call (a tribute to Elvis Presley), Dear Miss Lonely Hearts and major hit Yellow Pearl, which reached number 14 in the UK charts and also became the theme for BBC TV's Top Of The Pops show.

Also included is Parisienne Walkways, released as a single by Gary Moore in 1978, B sides Somebody Else's Dream and Beat Of The Drum, as well as his last solo single, Nineteen, released just a few weeks before his tragic death on January 4, 1986.

A musical hero, a master songwriter, a majestic singer, a monarch on bass - the proof is here that the whole was so much greater than the sum of these parts.

Sleeve notes by Malcolm Dome, English writer and journalist for Record Mirror, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and Classic Rock among others as well as DJ for online radio station Total Rock.

And for those who don't know ... - Shame on you .... - Some background.
Philip Parris "Phil" Lynott (20 August 1949 - 4 January 1986) was an Irish singer, bassist, musician, songwriter and poet who first came to prominence as the frontman of Thin Lizzy.
He released two solo albums and also formed and fronted the band Grand Slam, right up until his death on 4 January 1986. He was 36 years old.
KISS becomes first band to introduce live interactive concert photo experience for fans

(LOS ANGELES) – KISS, the iconic American rock band that has sold more than 80 million albums, played for millions and become an integral part of the American culture, has just notched another first in their long list of stellar achievements: Liveshare by Cooliris featuring KISS (, an exciting mobile photo-sharing application that will launch on KISS’ The Hottest Show on Earth tour this summer.

Fans attending The Hottest Show on Earth tour, KISS’ biggest, loudest, most over-the-top concert tour ever that kicked-off July 23 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, will become the first to have photos of KISS, themselves, and their friends experiencing the raw power and excitement of a live KISS concert, appear live on giant KISS video screens.

Through a free downloadable app, KISS fans can snap photos during the concert with the highlights being displayed on the KISS jumbo screen. Users will also be able to share photos to Facebook and Twitter, bringing their friends into the live concert experience.

The new KISS Liveshare experience is the first time that the excitement and energy of a concert can be shared in real time with friends and fans that can't be at the live event. Photos taken at the Hottest Show on Earth will appear on Facebook and KISSonline while the event is unfolding, allowing fans to immerse themselves in the concert photos through the popular Cooliris 3D wall.

KISS is excited to be able to bring this awesome concert experience to fans wherever they may be.
The free Liveshare app featuring KISS will be available for download at the iTunes Store and Android Market.

KISS is the first band ever to launch such a highly-interactive and socially-engaging fan photo experience. KISS and Live Nation Merchandise partnered with Los Angeles-based new media firm Riot House ( and Cooliris (, innovator of the fastest and most stunning way to engage with media on desktops or devices, to bring KISS Liveshare to fans on The Hottest Show on Earth tour.

The Hottest Show on Earth tour, produced by Live Nation, will trek through a mix of arenas and amphitheaters throughout North America. KISS is giving back to the United States Armed Forces by donating one dollar from each ticket sold to benefit the Wounded Warrior Care Project (

KISS is also partnering with Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, for Guitar Center On-Stage, an unsigned band competition that will provide emerging artists the chance to open for KISS at 22 of the band’s tour stops. In addition, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley will choose one grand-prize winner to receive a $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree among other prizes. For more information, visit 

KISS is also a great family value this summer. Up to four kids (under 14 years of age) get in free with the purchase of one adult lawn ticket.
Kiss website is:

Kiske / Sommerville digital only single release details

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the digital only release of the single track “Silence” from the much anticipated album featuring the collaboration between singers Amanda Somerville and Michael Kiske on August 20th 2010.

“Silence” was written by the Primal Fear team featuring bassist / producer Mat Sinner and guitarist Magnus Karlsson. The song explores a different, more atmospheric and melodic direction for the two writers. According to Kiske “The video shoot was a long day from 6 AM to midnight, but since everyone was so nice and easy going, it was a very pleasant experience. Especially Amanda and Sander Gommans are such fine people and made it an extraordinary journey. I do like the song 'Silence' a lot, nice drama and good melodies”.
The videoclip of “Silence” can be watched on youtube now. Click the below link and enjoy the clip:

“Silence” video, along with the other clip “If I Had A Wish” and a making of documentary will be available on bonus DVD which will come together with the full album to be released in Europe on September 24th and USA on October 12th 2010 on Frontiers Records.

Eagle Rock Reveals More Rockpalast
~Three Separate Performances In One Set! ~ August 10, 2010 ~

New York, NY (July, 2010) — Eagle Rock Entertainment is building a mighty library of Rockpalast performances on DVD. On August 10, Eagle will release the 2 DVD set Cry Tough from guitarist/singer-songwriter Nils Lofgren.

A kaleidoscopic view of his success as a solo artist, this DVD captures three performances from different stages in Lofgren’s career. With over four hours of footage and 35 tracks deep, it showcases Nils stepping out into the spotlight on his own. Lofgren, formerly of the E Street Band and Neil Young’s Crazy Horse, wowed this crowd with his unfettered six-string talent, charismatic stage presence, moving songs, and impressive showmanship.

Disc 1 features his 1991 performance, when Lofgren returned from a stint with the E Street Band with his 1991 album Silver Lining (Ryco).
Disc 2 backtracks to his earlier days playing solo, with sets from 1976, just after the release of his critically-acclaimed solo debut, and 1979.

In addition to this latest release, Eagle Rock has recently released Rockpalast titles from Joan Armatrading, Thin Lizzy, Meat Loaf, and UB40.

Track Listing:
Disc 1- 1991:
1.) Sticks And Stones
2.) Keith Don’t Go
3.) Rock ‘N’ Roll Crook
4.) Cry Tough
5.) Trouble’s Back
6.) Delivery Night
7.) Bein’ Angry
8.) Moon Tears
9.) Girl In Motion
10.) Valentine
11.) The Sun Hasn’t Set
12.) Across The Tracks
13.) Silver Lining
14.) Walkin’ Nerve
15.) Gun And Run
16.) No Mercy
17.) Back It Up
18.) Shine Silently
19.) See What Our Love Can Do
20.) I Came To Dance

Disc 2 – 1976/1979
1.) Cry Tough
2.) It’s Not A Crime
3.) Keith Don’t Go
4.) Going Back
5.) Share A Little
6.) Jailbait
7.) Like Rain
8.) Rock ‘N’ Roll Crook
9.) Back It Up
1.) Keith Don’t Go
2.) A Fool Like Me
3.) Beggar’s Day
4.) No Mercy
5.) It’s Not A Crime
6.) Like Rain
7.) Heart of Fire
8.) Cry Tough
9.) Going Back
10.) You’re So Easy
11.) I Came To Dance
12.) (Incidentally) It’s Over
13.) Back It Up
14.) Moon Tears
15.) Soft Fun

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