Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Brief Rock News Update for Tuesday 26th October, 2010
Goo Goo Dolls adding more dates on Inner Machine Tour
Buffalo, New York band, The Goo Goo Dolls have been out on the road, touring in support of thier latest album, Something For The Rest of Us, on the tour that is named after the bands fan club, The Inner Machine and although the venues they're playing in the US are in general perhaps a little smaller than previous, they are still keeping their fans happy and good reports continue to be heard.
The band are currently wrapping up some US dates before crossing the 'Big Pond' to play dates in the UK starting on November 11th, in Glasgow and wrapping up in London on November 21st, before returning back to the US for more US dates in December.
The band seem to go from strength to strength and I must say, Johnny Rzeznik and the boys certainly impressed both Rhonda and I each time we've caught them live.
They return to the US on December 1st, playing the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, NY and then play the following confirmed cities: Hartford, CT (3rd), Orlando, FL (12/05), San Fancisco, CA (12/10), wrapping the year up with two shows at Thackerville, OK (12/30 and 12/31).
Full tour date info can be found at: www.googoodolls.com/tour.php
With some big gaps inbetween some of those dates, you can be certain more US dates will follow.
Keep up with the band at: www.googoodolls.com/
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of JEFF SCOTT SOTO’s double live album “Live at Firefest 2008” on December 3rd 2010.
Firefest has become a pivotal event in the Melodic Rock season in Europe. Born from the ashes of the ‘Gods of AOR’ festival, Firefest started in 2004 and not only did they continue the tradition of Europe’s finest Melodic Rock/AOR festivals, but exceeded all previous expectations.
Not many bands have the chance to play on ‘that’ stage nowadays and when Bruce Mee and Kieran Dargan have realized the demand for particular artists to continuing rounding up annually. Jeff Scott Soto was no stranger to ‘that’ stage. He performed at the Gods festival in 2002 putting up an amazing show that was mirrored with a live CD/DVD. So when the call came to Jeff about the new and continued version of this proven festival, he wasted no time in answering “Of course!”.
But not all good things come easily… “Unfortunately the date clashed with my commitments touring with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in the US for their annual Winter Tour” recalls Jeff. “This meant a week of 12 hour rehearsals in the US, leaving on a Friday to land in London on a Saturday morning, bee-line it up to Nottingham for 4 hours in traffic, meet with the band for 30 minutes, as they were wrapping up the ONLY rehearsal we had prior to the show (the last time we had played together was nearly a year prior!), straight to the venue and onstage within the next hour!”
But once onstage, the warmth of the crowd and the energy transmitted by the electricity of the event was such that Jeff and his band stormed through our 70 minute set like gangbusters! It was the first time the songs from the “Beautiful Mess” album were performed in Europe and the last show the original JSS band featuring Howie Simon on guitar, Dave Dzialak on drums and Gary Schutt on bass played together.
In JSS words: “Here it is in all its glory, a little extra something for you all to help me remember this wonderful night of music and memories”.
“Live at Firefest 2008” tracklisting includes:
CD1: 21st Century; Colour My XTC (prelude); Soul Divine; Drowning; Our Song; DD Solo; Guitar Jam; Mountain; Eyes Of Love; Testify; Broken Man.
CD2: Hey; Crazy; Piano Medley (If This Is The End, Nobody Said It Was Easy, 4 U); Gin & Tonic Sky; I'll Be Waiting; Funky Medley (Play That Funky Music, Jungle Boogie, The Roof Is On Fire, Brick House, Shake Your Booty, Kung Fu Fighting, Yo Baby Yo, Macho Man, Ice Ice Baby, Stayin’ Alive, Another One Bites The Dust, Walk This Way, My Love, My Friend)
The songs “21st Century” and “Eyes Of Love” can exclusively be listened in full in streaming on the Frontiers Web radio. Tune in at: www.frontiers.it/webradio
Foo Fighters to play at Milton Keynes Bowl - Summer 2011
The Foo Fighters are set to rock the bowl, the Milton Keynes Bowl that is, on the weekend of
2nd and 3rd July 2011!
Tickets are set to go on sale Friday 5th November @ 9am
For more details go to: www.foofighters.com/us/news