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Friday, August 27, 2010

Rock News for Friday 27th August, 2010

Glasgow-Based Rockers, LOGAN, Prepare to Unleash ‘THE GREAT UNKNOWN’

Producer Keith Olsen certainly has a knack for spotting talent - over the years he has overseen the creation of some truly mammoth rock records - namely Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘No Rest for the Wicked’, Whitesnake’s ‘Slide It In’, and the Scorpions’ ‘Crazy World’.
Logan is in some splendid company with Olsen at the helm of the group’s first world wide release, ‘The Great Unknown.’

‘The Great Unknown’ - available on October 5th, 2010 - will be the first Logan recording to receive a major push Stateside. It will be released on Guardian Angel in conjunction with Mesa Bluemoon through Universal. The group - Kenny Collins (vocals), Al Reilly (lead guitar), Mick Coll (rhythm guitar), Steve Reilly (bass), and Iain Stratton (drums) - is already a major player in Europe. Case in point, they have opened up stadium gigs for Bon Jovi and toured alongside the likes of Alter Bridge and Hinder. In fact, Logan left Alter Bridge vocalist (and current frontman of Slash’s solo band), Miles Kennedy quite impressed, as evidenced by his quote, “They drank Central Europe dry of vodka."

Accolades continuously pour in about this fast-rising band - including praise from such respected publications as Guitarist Magazine ("If Logan are taken on by a US label and producer, they could go a long way") and Classic Rock Magazine ("Anthemic, stadium filling sound"). Their instantly memorable tracks as “Hallowed Ground,” “Jump in Again,” and “Rock & Roll Way” are ready to take radio by storm - it appears to be only a matter of time until America catches up with the rest of the world, and falls under the hard rockin’ spell of Logan and ‘The Great Unknown.’

Album Track Listing:

1. The Great Unknown
2. Rock’n’Roll Way
3. When I Get Down
4. Save Me
5. Jump In Again
6. Hallowed Ground
7. Brother
8. Lost &Found
9. Spin the Wheel
10. Born to Run
11. Hurricane
12. Hold My Hand
13. Gone *cd bonus
14. Light it Up *cd bonus

Logan are Kenny Collins (Lead Vocals), Iain Stratton (Drums), Al Reilly (Lead Guitar), Steve Reilly (Bass), Mick Coll (Rhythm Guitar)


Other Logan related sites:

Scott Weiland (STP) ... Is the guy miming?

Well, controversy rages again it seems as another lead singer, takes a tumble off stage and yet it seems the whole time ..., he doesn't stop singing or miss a word in the song as he goes down ...
The accused this time is Stone Temple Pilots frontman, Scott Weiland.
UK Classic Rock magazine posted the story here:

You can watch and judge for yourself, by watching the YouTube video here, he falls around 90 seconds in.


It seems the new look / line up of Thin Lizzy is set to extend their tour dates to beyond the UK.
Additional European dates have now been added, taking them all over the place.
This of course gives hope to US and other worldwide fans that other dates could still be added.
It also raises the question, will we see some new product from this incarnation of the band?
Various interviews that band members have done, tend to indicate it is very likely. We'll see I guess!
Anyway, here's the latest update via the bands MySpace page:

In addition to the previously announced UK and Ireland shows, Thin Lizzy have announced the remaining Europe dates for their Jan / Feb 2011 tour. The full itinerary is as follows:

January 2011
Thursday 6th – Scotland, Aberdeen Music Hall
Friday 7th – Scotland, Glasgow O2 Academy
Saturday 8th – England, Newcastle City Hall
Monday 10th – England, Leeds O2 Academy
Tuesday 11th – Wales, Llandudno Theatre
Wednesday 12th – England, Leicester De Montfort Hall
Friday 14th – England, Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Saturday 15th – England, Manchester Apollo
Sunday 16th – England, Bristol Colston Hall
Tuesday 18th – England, Southampton Guildhall
Wednesday 19th – England, Ipswich Regent
Friday 21st – England, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 22nd – England, London Hammersmith HMV Apollo
Tuesday 25th – Holland, Amsterdam Paradiso
Wednesday 26th – France, Paris Bataclan
Friday 28th – Spain, Madrid Joy Eslava
Saturday 29th – Spain, Bilbao Rockstar Live
Sunday 30th – Spain, Barcelona Apolo

February 2011
Tuesday 1st – Italy, Bologna Estragon
Wednesday 2nd – Italy, Milan Live Club
Friday 4th – Germany, Munich Theaterfabik
Sunday 6th – Austria, Vienna Arena
Monday 7th – Poland, Warsaw Stodola
Tuesday 8th – Germany, Berlin C Club
Wednesday 9th – Germany, Wurzburg Posthalle
Friday 11th – Germany, Hamburg Markthalle
Saturday 12th – Germany, Stuttgart LKA
Sunday 13th – Germany, Koln Live Music Hall
Wednesday 16th – N. Ireland, Belfast Waterfront Hall
Thursday 17th – Ireland, Dublin Olympia Theatre

UK dates On sale now
Holland date On Sale TBC
France date On Sale 9/3/10
Spain dates On Sale 9/3/10
Italy dates On Sale 8/30/10
Germany dates On Sale 9/3/10
Austria date On Sale 9/1/10
Poland date On Sale 8/30/10
N. Ireland & Ireland dates On Sale 8/27/10

Tickets available from usual outlets and respective venue box offices.
VIP packages available for all shows at
Thin Lizzy's current website is:

Sebastian Bach Live in the UK ... with Guns 'n' Roses!
News on both acts here!

Well it seems the date I posted the other day as Sebastian Bach only live appearance, where I speculated that surely there must be more than one UK date in Leamington Spa, was right!
The man and his band have secured the opening slot on Guns 'n' Roses second UK jaunt this year - They are playing the Reading and Leeds festivals this weekend. - is set up for October.

The interesting thing about two of the Guns 'n' Roses dates, the 13th and 14th is that according to a new G'N'R website: they are due to play in Spain!
I wonder then IF the G'n'R UK dates are valid and if they are, I wonder when he plans on telling Spain, he's not coming!
Actual dates listed can be found here: - FYI: The UK dates are NOT posted there yet.

The above info conflicts with the 'official' Guns 'n' Roses sites.
At the 'Official' Guns 'n' Roses site though, some UK dates are posted:
The bands MySpace page does actually shows all the UK dates and the Spanish dates appear to follow the UK shows:

Sebastian Bach has posted this flyer on his site:

The full confirmed UK tour dates though - If you can't read the flyer! - are:

(*Note - This is a solo show. NOT with Guns 'n' Roses)
To follow his updates:

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