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Friday, November 12, 2010

Rock News for Friday 12th November, 2010

Magnum update through the bands newsletter

Magnum the British rockers who brought you classics like 'On A Storytellers Night,' 'Chase the Dragon,' 'Kingdom of Madness,' 'Vigilante,' 'Wings of Heaven' and so many more, including their last release, 'In the Valley of the Moonking,' are back with a brand new album, 'The Visitation,' to be released in January 2011 and will be followed by a lengthy European tour.

Magnum's latest album 'The Visitation' is now complete and is due out on Steamhammer/SPV in Europe on 17 January 2011 (Germany: 14 January; US & Canada: 25 January) People that have heard some of the album say it is the strongest album the band have ever made.
Tracklisting: - THE VISITATION
Black Skies
Doors To Nowhere
The Visitation
Wild Angels
Spin Like A Wheel
The Last Frontier
Freedom Day
Mother Nature's Final Dance
Midnight Kings
Tonight's The Night

Magnum 'The Visitation' Tour 2011

March 2011
9/3/11 - Debaser Medis - Stockholm - Sweden - Tickets
10/3/11 - Brew House - Gothenburg - Sweden - Tickets
11/3/11 - Postbahnhof - Berlin - Germany - Tickets
12/3/11 - Hellraiser - Leipzig - Germany - Tickets
13/3/11 - Exit Chmelnice - Prague - Czech Republic - Tickets
15/3/11 - Ampre - Munich - Germany - Tickets
16/3/11 - Hirsch - Nurnberg - Germany - Tickets
18/3/11 - Capitol - Mannheim - Germany - Tickets
19/3/11 - Kaminwerk - Memmingen - Germany - Tickets
21/3/11 - Z7 - Pratteln - Switzerland - Tickets
22/3/11 - Jazzhaus - Freiberg - Germany - Tickets
23/3/11 - Matrix - Bochum - Germany - Tickets
25/3/11 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg - Germany - Tickets
26/3/11 - Rock E.V. - Winterbach - Germany - Tickets
27/3/11 - Kantine - Koln - Germany - Tickets
29/3/11 - Posthalle - Wurzburg - Germany - Tickets
31/3/11 - Fabrik - Hamburg - Germany - Tickets
April 2011
1/4/11 - Rosenhof - Osnabruck - Germany - Tickets
2/4/11 - Music Hall - Worpswede - Germany - Tickets
4/4/11 - Garage - Saarbrucken - Germany - Tickets
13/4/11 - The Garage - Glasgow - UK - Tickets
14/4/11 - Academy 1 - Newcastle - UK - Tickets
16/4/11 - Stanley Theatre - Liverpool - UK - Tickets
17/4/11 - Assembly - Leamington - UK - Tickets
18/4/11 - Academy - Oxford - UK - Tickets
19/4/11 - The Waterfront - Norwich - UK - Tickets
20/4/11 - The Corporation - Sheffield - UK - Tickets
22/4/11 - Picturedrome - Holmfirth - UK - Tickets
23/4/11 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton - UK - Tickets
24/4/11 - The Brook - Southampton - UK - Tickets
27/4/11 - Rock City - Nottingham - UK - Tickets
28/4/11 - Academy 2 - Manchester - UK - Tickets
29/4/11 - The Park & Dare Theatre - Treorchy - UK - Tickets
30/4/11 - Shepherd's Bush Empire - London - UK - Tickets
May 2011
1/5/11 - Academy - Bristol - UK - Tickets
Keep up with Magnum at:

Mr Mister are back, one last time with their final album
Mr. Mister is a multi-platinum group with the #1 classic hits "Broken Wings" and "Kyrie." In 1990 they created their fourth album “Pull” , but because of record company politics, the album was never released and the band members moved on to other projects.

Since then, lead singer Richard Page has written songs for artists such as Madonna, Celine Dion, Leona Lewis and Josh Groban among many others.
Editors note: Not very rock and roll I know, but he's also written material with many rock acts too, during Mr. Mister downtime, as well as providing background vocals and more on different artist's albums.

Over three decades, Richard has had hundreds of songs recorded, written three number one hits, had a number one album—Mr. Mister’s "Welcome to the Real World"—and recorded two highly regarded solo albums, "Shelter Me" and most recently, “Peculiar Life”, produced by Oingo Boingo alum Richard Gibbs and featuring legendary drummer and old friend, Vinnie Colaiuta. He also was one half of the critically acclaimed group, 3rd Matinee and collaborated with Weather Report keyboardist, the late Joe Zawinul.

Most recently, Richard toured with Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band playing bass and singing his hits along with fellow All-Starr’s Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Gary Wright, Wally Palmer and Gregg Bissonette.

Most recently, Richard created his own indy label, Little Dume Recordings and with a little help from industry friends, has secured the rights to finally release the “lost” Mr. Mister album “Pull.” It will be available at in October 2010.
A new website is on the way for the band, so follow what's happening right here:


First-Ever Tropics Camp Features Special Guest Counselors
Tommy Lee, Ace Frehley and Lita Ford
The Who’s Roger Daltrey Slated to Host New York City Rock Camp in January

LOS ANGELES (November 11, 2010) — Can you imagine playing lead guitar for Motley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee or jamming alongside KISS icon Ace Frehley and pioneering Runaways rock goddess Lita Ford in front of a live, screaming and standing-room-only crowd? For many people, this is a lifelong fantasy; at Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp, it becomes reality. From February 17th to 20th at the world-famous Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas, rock enthusiasts and amateur musicians from all walks of life will have the opportunity to interact with, learn from, jam with and perform alongside their idols as part of the rock camp that became the centerpiece of VH1 Classic’s new series – also called Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp – which debuted October 16th as the most watched series premiere in network history.

Over the four-day camp, counselors will kick-start campers’ hearts – and rock skills – transforming them from rock hobbyists into arena maestros. In addition to guest counselors Lee, Frehley and Ford, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp at Atlantis will feature several of the rock star counselors from the Mark Burnett-produced VH1 Classic show, including Rudy Sarzo of Quiet Riot, Kip Winger of Winger, and renowned singer/songwriter Mark Hudson (Aerosmith), plus Alan White of YES, George Lynch of Dokken, and many others.

“The Bahamas is going to rock like never before when Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp invades Atlantis Resort with an unprecedented line-up of some of the most celebrated rockers on the planet, all there for one reason: to make rock ‘n’ roll magic by transforming amateurs into rock stars,” says Rock Camp founder/CEO David Fishof. “Where else can someone with a passion for music spend four days playing with and learning from rock icons like Tommy Lee, Ace Frehley and Lita Ford? Our Bahamas camp will be one of our most life-changing events ever produced.”

From the minute campers arrive in the Bahamas, their rock ‘n’ roll adventure begins. Campers will form their own bands; meet, jam with and receive intensive and ongoing instruction from the rock star counselors; spend over 10 hours a day in-studio jamming and creating original music under the guidance of a famous rock musician; take a variety of specialized master classes conducted by rock icons; break bread with industry insiders; and play live before a jam packed crowd at Atlantis, Paradise Island.

There are three packages – the four-day Rock Star package, and six-day Headliner and the Groupie packages – allowing campers a variety of options to tap into their inner Robert Plant.

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp premiered as the most watched show in VH1 Classic history for a reason,” added Fishof. “Our Atlantis camp this February will be one of our most star-studded camps ever.”

Prior to the Bahamas camp, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp takes New York City by storm January 12th to 17th with help from special guest counselor Roger Daltrey of The Who, one of the most iconic front men in rock history. Additionally, this fall, in conjunction with the VH1 Classic series, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is criss-crossing the nation, bringing a series of “Weekend Warrior” Camps to several cities. The tour, which kicked off in Philadelphia on October 22nd, is led by Allman Brothers legend Dickey Betts and ends in Chicago (Nov. 19-21). Spots are still available in Chicago.
Learn more about Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp, tour dates and pricing at

White Lion - Live DVD Anthology from 1987-1991 coming in December

Not too much more information on this release of White Lion filmed between 1987 - 1991, but it says there's bonus interview footage and more, so it could be well worth checking out!
The brief press release via the MVD site for this release on CLEOPATRA RECORDS, INC. is as follows:

White Lion - Concert Anthology 1987-1991 Deluxe Pack

Deluxe edition of live White Lion from their peak years!
The classic "more than a hair band" band live at their peak, working mostly songs from their huge hit albums 'Pride' and 'Fight to Survive.' This re-release features live shows in NYC and Japan as well as bonus features, interviews and more.

Track Listing
Don't Give Up
Lonely Nights
Sweet Little Lovin'
Broken Heart
Fight To Survive
Tell Me
All Join Our Hands
When The Children Cry
All You Need Is Rock N Roll
All the Fallen Men

Available for pre-order through MVD here:

Giuffria - Giuffria and Silk and Steel get the Remaster treatment

For many years, this first album by this band has been much sort after by fans of Angel, House of Lords and hard rock music fans in general, on eBay, Amazon and many mail order outlets, for silly money.
Giuffria the band was formed around former Angel keyboard wizard Gregg Giuffria and was fronted by the very talented David Glen Eisley.
Finally, this first album gets a re-release on the METAL MIND PRODUCTIONS label along with the band's second release, 'Silk and Steel' and is distributed through MVD and it's available now.
Sadly, no new bonus tracks with the first one, but one bonus track 'Say it Ain't True' is on the reissue / remaster of 'Silk and Steel.' I am curious to know how these new re-reissues sound.
Here's the press release with it:

Giuffria - Giuffria (Remastered) available November 9th, 2010

Re-release of the band's debut album. Includes 2 hit singles: "Call to Your Heart" and "Lonely In Love."
An American rock band that was formed in 1982 by keyboardist Gregg Giuffria after his departure from the band Angel. Giuffria's self titled debut album from 1984 brought eleven brilliant tracks bordering on hard rock and metal, packed with stellar keyboard melodies. The LP reached #26 on the album charts, spawning two hit singles - "Call to Your Heart" (#15 on the Hot 100 list) and "Lonely In Love" (#57). Thanks to their increasing popularity, the band was chosen to support the legendary Deep Purple on their 1984 reformation US tour. With this exclusive reissue of Giuffria's stunning self-titled debut we bring you back the legacy of a true 1980's rock legend ... The new digipak edition of the album is limited to 2000 copies. Remastered using tube technology, digitally edited on a golden disc.
Track Listing
Do Me Right
Call To The Heart
Don't Tear Me Down
Lonely In Love
Trouble Again
Turn Me On
Line Of Fire
The Awakening
Out Of Blue
Line up:
David Glen Eisley - lead vocals, keyboards, harmonica
Craig Goldy - guitars

Gregg Giuffria - keyboards, backing vocals
Chuck Wright - bass
Alan Krigger - drums, percussion

Available through MVD here:

Giuffria - Silk And Steel (Remastered)

Re-release of the band's second album from 1986. New digipak edition includes a bonus track!
In 1986 Giuffria released "Silk and Steel", delivering ten amazing songs filled with hard rock passion. As it was with their debut album, two singles were released - "I Must Be Dreaming" (a Willy DeVille cover) and "Love You Forever". The LP peaked at #80 on the Billboard Top 200. With this exclusive reissue of Giuffria's brilliant second album "Silk and Steel", we bring you back the legacy of a true 1980's rock legend ... The new digipak edition of the album includes a bonus track and is limited to 2000 copies. Remastered using tube technology, digitally edited on a golden disc.
Track Listing
No Escape
Love You Forever
I Must Be Dreaming
Change Of Heart
Lethal Lover
Tell It Like It Is
Dirty Secrets
Say It Ain't True (bonus track)

Line up:
David Glen Eisley: Lead Vocals, Harmonica

Lanny Cordola: Guitar
Gregg Giuffria: Keyboards, vocals
David Sikes: Bass
Alan Krigger: Drums

Available through MVD here:
.... And finally ...
Led Zeppelin 2 tour dates ...
Now let me guess, this has got your attention right?
Led Zeppelin 2? Who's in the band to be able to use the name, right ...?
Well, actually, none of the members of Led Zeppelin at all, so how can they use the name one wonders?
I don't really know the true legal angle on this, but I'm guessing they AREN'T calling it 'just' Led Zeppelin so perhaps they can get away with it!
The band are represented by an agency out of New York, The Windish Agency, LLC so I don't know, sounds all very professional and you can check out more here, including their tour dates! Interesting ...
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