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Monday, November 15, 2010

Rock News for Monday 15th November, 2010

Paul Rodgers to tour the UK with Joe Elliott's band in tow

Well, so says the hard rock and metal site,!
Neither Paul Rodgers or Bad Company's website is showing any UK solo dates from the man ...
Apparently he has lined up the following dates in April 2011:

April 15 - Blackpool, UK - Opera House
April 16 - Sheffield, UK - City Hall
April 18 - Newcastle, UK - City Hall
April 19 - Glasgow, UK - Clyde Auditorium
April 21 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
April 22 - Nottingham, UK - Royal Centre
April 24 - Bournemouth, UK - Internation Centre
April 25 - Southend, UK - Cliff Pavilion
April 27 - London Royal Albert Hall
April 28 - Birmingham, UK - NIA

Joe Elliott's side project, 'Down 'N' Outz' is supposed to be the opening act on all dates too.
For more on this story go to:
Paul Rodgers site is:

Nazareth to release 'Big Dogz' new album in early 2011

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Nazareth founding member and bassist Pete Agnew, has shared the following update with fans through the bands website:

'The new CD is now mixed and finished. We're very happy with the result and even happier to have agreed on a title. It will be called "Big Dogz" and at the moment several people are preparing artwork so let's hope we have something that we like by the end of the month.
The target date for release is still beginning Feb. 2011.
I'll keep you all posted.

The band has also just had to sadly cancel their Polish dates:
It is with great regrets that we have to announce the cancellation of the Polish dates for November.
The promoter for these dates has just informed us of the cancellations. A note from the band:
"We know a lot of people will be disappointed and we are really sorry about that. We hate when things get cancelled at short notice like this but it's beyond our control. Hopefully we will get out to Poland next year."

But ..., they've announced Russian dates for March 2011!
Tour dates for Russia for March 2011.
(Note - Venues yet to be confirmed.)
11 March – Ufa (Russia)
13 March – Yekaterinburg (Russia)
15 March – Tyumen (Russia)
17 March – Perm (Russia)
20 March – Khabarovsk (Russia)
21 March – Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Russia)
23 March – Blagoveshchensk (Russia)
25 March – Kiev (Ukraine)
27 March - Kaliningrad (Russia)
30 March - St-Petersburg (Russia)
31 March - St-Petersburg (Russia)

For all things Nazareth and all their current tour dates too:

Journey wins Classic Rock award

Journey won "Event Of The Year" at Classic Rock magazine's annual awards ceremony at London's Roundhouse on November 10.

The Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honours "Event Of The Year" award was presented to Journey to honor the triumphant return of Don't Stop Believin' to the UK Top 10 this summer. "Event Of The Year" was one of six reader-voted categories that were announced during this year's award ceremony.

From Classic Rock magazine's Web site:
'Don't Stop Believin' went stratospheric after the cast of TV phenomenon Glee covered the song in the first series. ITV's The X-Factor got in on the action, with 2009 winner Joe McElderry covering the song, propelling the track into the Top 10 with a peak position of No. 6 in the New Year. Journey guitarist Neal Schon personally collected the award. Journey announced today that they will be going out on the road with Foreigner (And Styx) next year for a Classic Rock Presents AOR-sponsored UK tour; for more information please go to

... And so does Michael Schenker .... (Wins an award that is!)

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On Nov.10th 2010 Michael Schenker was honored with an Award in London along other Rock Legends including Ron Wood and Slash.The Award was presented to Michael by Alice Cooper.
It seemed as if most of the Essence of Rock was present from Legends such as Jimmy Page to Toni Iommi to John Paul Johns and many others.

The Marshall “11” award—given to those artists and musicians who represent rock ’n’ roll excess and livin’ on the edge – went to German rock guitarist Michael Schenker, whose fame as a founding member of The Scorpions and later the lead guitar player for UFO has given him universal recognition as one of the most legendary figures in metal guitar.

Eric Bell to appear at Vibe for Philo


He founded the band. Gave it its name, and in an off the cuff improvisation gave the world one of the great solos which launched a million air-guitarists - some of whom actully turned into pretty decent players. The historic rise of Irish Rock music is inextricably linked with Thin Lizzy and Whiskey in the Jar. To have followed that with an anthem like The Rocker seals Eric Bell's place in the pantheon of Irish Rockmusic greats.

To those who grew up on the fiery three piece that was the early Lizzy - there's no doubting Eric Bell's greatness. Unfortunatly for later generations, the lack of availability of those crucial first three albums, meant his reputation has largely been preserved in Youtube videos and bootlegs. Now those first three albums are back on the shelves in delux editions with live concerts, alternative recordings, b-sides, and singles, His lucid, inventive, playing, remind us of an age when Ireland was blessed with three guitarists in Rory (Gallagher), Gary (Moore), and Eric, who could hold their own with anyone.

The Vibe has always held all periods of Phil Lynott's career dear, but has always cherished those early inaccessible years. So as we head into the 25th annual show we're delighted to have back onboard not only the driving creative force behind those important early years, but someone who played at the very first vibe. Eric will be joining The Hoodoo Rhythm Devils with a number of very special guest artists for what should be his most memorable appearance at The Vibe ever.

Black Rose - the 25th Annual Vibe for Philo takes place at Vicar Street, Dublin, on 4th January 2011.
To be headlined by Brian Robertson's new band.
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Official band website:

Editors note: I really can't recommend strongly enough, what a great show this was!
I remember the podcast well at the time and just recently secured myself a copy of the DVD.
Excellent stuff and very impressive versions of Thin Lizzy's 'Suicide' and UFO's 'Love to Love.'
If you can get this channel, I urge you to check it out! 

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