Monday, October 18, 2010
Rock News for Monday 18th October, 2010
Peter Frampton guests on Nights With Alice Cooper for this week
Well, who would've thought it? Yes, sure they are both classic rockers, but both live and on album, follow very different paths, sound wise.
I guess since Peter Frampton came out and jammed with Alice Cooper this past summer at a show in Harris Park, London, Ontario, they must've struck up a new bond! Who knows?!
Anyway, for this week ahead, Peter Frampton has offered to step into the hot seat of, 'Nights with Alice Cooper' only this week they'll be with Peter Frampton!
Here's what Alice has posted on his website as a taster for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's planned broadcasts.
He’s Peter Frampton and he’s your special pre-Halloween surprise guest host this week, while Alice gets ready for Halloween! Tune in for the Grammy-winning guitar great’s maiden voyage! He’ll have tough trivia on Ozzy, a Cooper’s Cover of the Beatles, bizarre facts about meteorites and Popes and a Lockdown Rockdown cover from ZZ Top! Then it’s Chuck Berry for This Day in rock, a rare song from one of Mr. Frampton’s legendary bands and the story behind it, plus a cool Halloween giveaway with Rob Zombie and Coop at http://www.nightswithalicecooper.com/! It’s radio the way YOU want it, only here on the special Frampton-esque Nights with Alice Cooper!
He’s your surrogate night-freak Peter Frampton, serving up good radio for bad people, just like YOU. This evening Peter’ll play a great Cooper’s Cover of the Ramones, a This Day in Rock honoring the Yardbirds, funny trivia on Judas Priest, AND email requests for Zeppelin and the MC5! Then it’s a Tuesday Bluesday tune from Little Feat, one of Peter’s own Live and Kicking songs and the story behind it, AND the Gruesome Twosome contest at http://www.nightswithalicecooper.com/. It’s a freak-fest of magnificent magnitude, only here later on Nights with Alice Cooper…featuring the guest host with the most, Peter Frampton!
Alice Cooper is busy preparing for his next week of radio and big Halloween special, so he asked Peter Frampton to stand in… and Peter, competitor that he is, says he plans to outdo Alice! Peter’ll have Lita Ford covering one of Alice’s songs; a This Day in Rock featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd, plus insider Skynyrd stories from Peter himself! Then it’s trivia and tales about the Doors, your requests for Jo Jo Gunne and Dokken, and a chance to win Frampton’s latest, ‘Thank You Mr. Churchill” CD! Then it’s a Songs We Just Don’t Understand from Blue Oyster Cult, and the Zombie/Cooper contest at http://www.nightswithalicecooper.com/ It’s the fantabulous Peter Frampton hosting an extra-special Nights with Alice Cooper!
For more details, go to: http://nightswithalicecooper.com/
Jeff Scott Soto jams with Y&T in London
It seems Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey, Talisman, Soul SirkUS), hooked up with Bay Area rockers Y&T at the California bands London show on Saturday night. He joined the band - as it seems he has before! - to sing perhaps one of the fans favourites tracks, 'Meanstreak.'
Video footage that has been posted on YouTube can be seen here. Sadly audio quality isn't the greatest:
Y&T have just been playing a number of successful dates in the UK on their 'Facemelter' tour, sadly minus original member and bassist, Phil Kennemore who's been undergoing treatment for metastatic cancer.
For more details on Phil and a fund that Y&T have set up to help cover the mans medical costs, go to:
The band will continue the rest of it's European tour, starting in Paris, France on Wednesday 20th October.
For more on their future tour dates go to:
Stan Bush to feature on 'Rock Band Network'
It seems by popular demand, Stan Bush’s timeless hit “The Touch” is now available for the Rock Band Network! If fans demand it, it seems like another Stan song might make its way to RBN as well! The official page for “The Touch” on RBN can be seen right here:
In other Stan Bush related events, on the back of his very good latest album 'Dream the Dream' - More coverage on that here soon! - he hopes to visit Europe in January, maybe Australia in June and most likely at the annual 'BotCon - Transformers Convention' next summer, which happens June 2nd - 5th, 2011 in Pasadena, California. He also performed there this past summer.
Keep up with Stan Bush at: http://stanbush.com/
Klaus Meine posts a message after two Scorpions shows are cancelled
It seems the Scorpions farewell world tour for their latest 'Sting In The Tail' album, has been taking its toll on lead singer Klaus Meine, as the band just had to postpone two shows. One in Athens, Greece and one in Sofia.
Klaus has just posted this message through the Scorpions website:
Dear Fans, thank you so much for all those "get well messages" from around the world ..... We postponed Athens and Sofia until the end of this month .... Now that I'm feeling better, I'm very much looking forward to continuing our "Get Your Sting And Blackout World Tour" this Thursday in Moldavia and singing my heart out in the upcoming shows for all of you .....
See you soon, yours, Klaus Meine
PS.: Thank you Athens & Sofia for understanding & your support ......
For all Scorpions information: www.the-scorpions.com/english/