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Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Rock News for Tuesday 2nd November, 2010
Black Country Communion 2 album is on the way
So says Glenn Hughes, courtesy of his Twitter page! Check it out here and keep up with his various activities!
JACKYL COLLABORATE WITH DMC ON NEW SINGLE! FALL/WINTER TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!
What a kick ass year 2010 has turned out to be for rockers Jackyl!Jesse Dupree (Vocals), Jeff Worley (Guitar), Roman Glick (Bass) and Chris Worley (Drums) celebrated the release of the new Jackyl CD, ‘When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide’ by personally calling everyone that pre-ordered to thank them for their support. “We never expected just how cool that was going to be” Jackyl Lead Vocalist Jesse James Dupree quoted.
As their first single ‘She’s Not A Drug’ shot up the active rock charts, Jackyl continued to tour from coast to coast.
The shenanigans were just beginning! Dupree serves as executive producer of the truTV hit series FULL THROTTLE SALOON, which looks at the behind-the-scenes mayhem at Michael Ballard’s legendary biker watering hole in Sturgis, South Dakota. The second exciting season, which features a performance by Jackyl, launches on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 10 p.m. (ET).
Jackyl are ending 2010 with a bang by collaborating with R&R Hall of Fame legend DMC from Run DMCby releasing the single ‘Just Like A Negro’.
DMC will be performing the extremely powerful song with Jackyl on stage during their late fall and winter tour.
“Darryl is an inspiration and it’s an honor to sing and share the stage with him, especially having such a impacting message in our song, Just Like A Negro” says Dupree of DMC.
The single is available for purchase at http://www.jackyl.com/ and comes with a limited edition Jackyl featuring DMC poster, or download at ITUNES. Check out the video here:
“Heart had its musical genesis in Vancouver and as artists Canada has always been our spiritual home. Canadians love to rock and we are happy to be bringing Heart as it is now back to Canada. It's like Heart is coming home.”
Tour dates confirmed so far are:
Heart Comes Home - Canada Tour 2011
Tickets On-Sale November 5
January 2011January 28 St. John’s, NL Mile One Centre
January 29 Corner Brook, NL Pepsi Centre
February 2011February 1 Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown Civic Centre
February 2 Moncton, NB Moncton Coliseum Complex
February 3 Halifax, NS Halifax Metro Centre
February 5 Montreal, QC Place des Arts
February 7 Ottawa, ON Civic Centre Theatre
February 8 Kitchener, ON The Centre in the Square
February 9 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place
February 11 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
February 12 Kingston, ON K-Rock Centre
February 14 Sudbury, ON Sudbury Arena
February 17 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
February 18 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place
February 19 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
February 21 Grande Prairie AB Crystal Centre
February 22 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Yes, the band has been busy in rehearsals and now they're wrapping those up and are ready to hit the road!
This from the man's website and from the man himself!
Steve Lukather: "Last day of rehearsals yesterday. I just want to say the band is KILLIN it and I love them all! We have a diverse and killer set list, some surprises, alot of new and old solo stuff and everyone gets to shine. I am very happy and excited about the tour and I cant wait to hit it and see you all. Many thanks for the love and support and big ass hugs back to you all."
Keyboards man Steve Weingart adds: "We had a great last day of rehearsal yesterday. Trev Lukather, Jory Steinberg and CJ Vanston surprised us with a visit... big fun and laughs!
We're going to enjoy a nice weekend at home, then on Monday we're on a flight to Europe. We're all looking forward to getting over there and playing the new set! Have a great weekend!"
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Thank you. - Chambers of Rock.
Stryper - “The Covering” latest update
“The Covering” the new album from Stryper on Big 3 Records, will be released in the first quarter of 2011. An exact date has not been set but should be soon.
Originally, the album was projected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2010. However, the business and label team feel that more set-up time will allow for a stronger release of this amazing recording.
BRYAN ADAMS HAS RELEASED HIS NEW LIVE ALBUM 'BARE BONES', AN INSPIRED COLLECTION OF STRIPPED DOWN HITS SPANNING HIS ILLUSTRIOUS THREE-DECADE CAREER.
Bare Bones is an inspired collection of minimally arranged hits culled from Bryan Adams’ impressive body of work spanning three decades. Recorded in spring of 2010 during his "Bare Bones Tour," the disc captures a raw Adams, featuring only his distinctive voice and guitar, accompanied on select songs by keyboardist Gary Breit, lending a newfound appreciation and perspective to what many consider some of the most beloved songs in pop/rock music.
The release dates for Bare Bones are as follows:
November 1 - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, UK
November 2 - France, Spain
November 3 - Sweden
November 9 - Brazil
November 15 - Canada
November 16 - USA
Please note that you will be unable to purchase until release day for your country.