Monday, August 2, 2010
Rock News for Monday 2nd August, 2010
Update on Steve Lukather's forthcoming release
I must say, I was a little disappointed to hear this Steve Lukather update, nothing drastic or really bad in the way of news, but saddened that US fans of the man will have to wait until 3 months after his new album European release, before they can pick up a copy! Also that the new album will only be 9 tracks.
Read on ...
Steve Lukather is set to release his new solo album All’s Well That Ends Well on Monday 11th October 2010 in Europe and Japan, and in February 2011 in the USA and at iTunes.
The album will be released in 3 versions:
M 7308 1 Vinyl.
M 7308 2 Jewel case CD.
M 7322 2 Limited Edition Digibook (first print run and Europe only).
Extended booklet with exclusive studio pics, liner notes from producer CJ Vanston, track by track line notes from Luke and a personal message from Luke.
Lukather: "I’m very excited because I have some great new music. I tried for a personal best and worked very hard on all aspects of music. It’s a journey that’s for sure. It is a VERY personal record. You have to check it out in October and tell ME. There is plenty of music on there, almost 50 minutes. That's ENOUGH. Records used to be no more than 38 minutes tops! Keeps your attention.”
1 Darkness in my world (Steve Lukather)
2 On my way home (Steve Lukather)
3 Can't look back (Steve Lukather)
4 Don't say it's over (Steve Lukather)
5 Flash in the pan (Steve Lukather, Fee Waybill)
6 Watching the world (Steve Lukather)
7 You'll remember (Steve Lukather)
8 Brodie's (Steve Lukather)
9 Tumescent (Steve Lukather)
Steve Lukather - guitars, vocals
Steve Weingart - keyboards
Carlitos Del Puerto - bass
Eric Valentine - drums
Fee Waybill - background vocals
Joseph Williams - background voacals
C.J. Vanston - keyboards, mixing
Trev Lukather - guitars
Bernard Fowler - background vocals
Lenny Castro - percussion
Steve Lukather European tour dates:
03 November 2010 Spirit 66 , Verviers (Belgium)
04 November 2010 Paradiso , Amsterdam (Holland)
05 November 2010 Jovel , Münster (Germany)
06 November 2010 Rosenhof , Osnabrück (Germany)
07 November 2010 Columbia Club , Berlin (Germany)
09 November 2010 Leverkusen Jazz Tage , Leverkusen (Germany)
10 November 2010 Batschkapp , Frankfurt (Germany)
11 November 2010 Backstage Halle , Munich (Germany)
13 November 2010 Elysee Montmartre , Paris (France)
15 November 2010 Hiroshima , Turin (Italy)
16 November 2010 Z7 , Pratteln (near Basel) (Switzerland)
18 November 2010 Academy Islington , London (UK)
19 November 2010 The Robin , Bilston (near Wolverhampton) (UK)
20 November 2010 The Brook , Southampton (UK)
Luke's site: www.stevelukather.net/
BAD COMPANY MOVIN' ON 2010
Los Angeles, CA - July, 2010 - Bad Company announce the production of "Movin' On 2010". "Movin' On 2010" is a concert tour video blog and documentary production which will follow the Bad Company North American Tour 2010.
Film crews will follow the band and their crew during their daily tour activities and will film each nights show. The Rogue HD video director describes the project as a film where the tour itself is the star, which means the cities, the venues and the fans are as much a part of the tour as the band themselves.
The original members of Bad Company; Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke along with guitarist Howard Leese (Paul Rodgers/Heart) and Bassist Lynn Sorenson (Paul Rodgers) are giving Bad Company fans a special look into their concert tour. The new Bad Company official iPhone and Android apps are now available at http://road.ie/bad-company and the "Movin' On 2010" tour video blog will be hosted exclusively in the smartphone apps and on the Official Bad Company website. Fans can interact with other fans at the venues within the app, see concert video clips and a backstage look into the tour itself. Stay tuned to:
http://www.roguehd.com/ for more news.
iPhone app; www.road.ie/bad-company
Android app; www.road.ie/bad-company
Remaining North American tour dates are:
Wednesday August 4, 2010 Casino Rama Entertainment Center Rama, Ontario (Toronto), Canada
Saturday August 14, 2010 Dog's Nest At Grand Bend Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada
Saturday October 2, 2010 Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona, CA
Monday October 4, 2010 Potawatomi Casino, Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday October 5, 2010 Potawatomi Casino, Milwaukee, WI
Thursday October 7, 2010 The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Catoosa, OK (Tulsa)
Foreigner - Two Live Releases from Current Europe Tour Coming Soon!
Two new live releases will be out this year from the current Europe tour! It was first announced that the Digital Album of Foreigner's performance at the iTunes Festival at Roundhouse was to be released 48 hours after the show. As with many of the shows of the iTunes Festival, further mixing and approvals were needed, and it will now be available to download exclusively from iTunes on July 31st, 2010. Here is the track listing:
Cold As Ice
When It Comes To Love
Dirty White Boy
That Was Yesterday
Feels Like The First Time
I Want To Know What Love Is
The order link is here:
It can also be found by searching at the iTunes store!
We are also pleased to announce that another live release will be filmed at this year's "Rock Of Ages" in Seebronn, Germany on July 31st, 2010. The live DVD will be released later this year! Updates for both releases will be provided as details are received.
Info from: www.foreigneronline.com/
REO Speedwagon 'Hi-Infidelity' 30th Anniversary news
REO plans 'Hi Infidelty's' 30th anniversary release. Story from Gary Graff, Billboard
Though REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin says that he's "not one for nostalgia," he's enthusiastic about the band's two-year plan to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its biggest-selling album, 1980's "Hi Infidelity" -- which includes a deluxe reissue and possibly a tour playing the full album.
"This is 2010, so we're kind of celebrating 30 years since we recorded the album," Cronin tells Billboard.com. "Next year is 2011 -- 30 years since 1981, the year that rocked our world...The 'Hi Infidelity' record was such a turning point for us, just on a personal and professional level. And an awful lot of people took this music into their lives, into their hearts. It's just too special of a time to ignore, so I just decided for this anniversary I'm going to embrace it and go for it...We're milking it for everything it's worth!"
"Hi Infidelity" was REO's only No. 1 album and the top-selling rock release of 1981. It's been certified nine-times platinum and spawned four Top 40 hits, including the chart-topping "Keep on Loving You" and the Top 5 "Take It on the Run." And, Cronin adds, it came at a time when REO was "literally on the brink of being dropped by our label. This was kind of our last chance."
Now the group and its fans will have multiple opportunities to relive "Hi Infidelity." The group is performing the album's entire first side, with some subtle re-arrangements, on its current summer tour with Pat Benatar; meanwhile, Cronin says, REO is talking about performing the complete album in 2011 -- which it's only done once before, for an XM satellite radio broadcast.
Also on tap for next year is a deluxe edition of "Hi Infidelity," which will likely include the original demos that REO's manager recently found in his garage.
"He found a box that said 'REO' on it," Cronin recalls. "It was mostly old photographs, but he dropped it off at my house and when I went through it there it was, a tape from Crystal Recording Studios, July 1980. No one knew where they were. We searched the vaults in New York, L.A. -- a full cavity search, you might say -- and no one found them. So we were like, 'All right, I guess that's our holy grail. We'll keep searching for them'. "
Cronin says it took significant work to get the tape into usable shape, but the results were as good as he remembered. "It's pretty fun to listen to -- no keyboards, no backing vocals, just guitar and lead vocals. On the finished 'Hi Infidelity,' about half of it is performances that were on that demo tape. There was just some magic in those performances, so hopefully we'll include that in the deluxe set."
Other plans for the reissue are still being set, as are REO's tour plans for 2011. Meanwhile, Cronin says the current edition of REO is in a "creative spurt" that he hopes will yield the group's first set of new material since 2007's "Find Your Own Way Home" (not counting the 2009's holiday album, "Not So Silent Night.")
Cronin is playing a new song in concert -- which he says will be called either "Can't Stop Loving You" or "Unfinished Poem" -- and he's pleased that "this is another one of those tight periods for the band. You can't take it for granted when you get five guys all in the same mindspace -- like we were for 'Hi Infidelity.' It's a real special thing."
Information from: www.speedwagon.com/