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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rock News for Wednesday 17th November, 2010

Hi all, well as you noticed there was no update yesterday ... You can thank some loser who took it upon themselves to sneak up to the outside of our home and flip the override lever, for our sprinkler system which consequently led to a burst pipe, a huge pond outside our home, that then found it's way into our basement!
Yeah, nice huh?! Is nothing sacred anymore?!
Rhonda and I were up until around 3.30am cleaning up inside and out of the house ...
Anyway, enough of my moans and groans and onto the news ...

Van Halen ... Will they, won't they tour in 2011?

Now come on, isn't that a great logo?! :)
I guess the hot news across many sites right now is that Van Halen WILL release a new studio album in 2011 ..., BUT, certain rumours indicate that this may be dependant upon Eddie Van Halen accepting David Lee Roth's latest vocal submissions ...

It seems - If the stories are correct and to be believed - that David Lee Roth has recorded his vocals away from where Eddie and Alex have been recording their own parts.
There's also rumours that Eddie has played all the bass parts and not Wolfgang, how much truth there is to that is for you to decide as I'm sure if an album is released, you can guarantee that the credits will show - To keep the peace ... And make fans believe they are a unit! - that Eddie played guitar, David Lee Roth sung lead vocals, Alex Van Halen played the drums and Wolfgang Van Halen played bass.
So, go ahead and read the stories at the various sites - Links below - and maybe, they'll be a Van Halen tour too in 2011! - News story on Tuesday 16th November, 2010 - News item on Tuesday 16th also, referencing - Referencing's story on's story and also links you to the Van Halen website that has absolutely NOTHING on any of this! Check yourself at:

The only thing I will add is we'll see!
Me personally, I think they'll probably do a tour for sure, but based on previous perhaps short lived reunions, with both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar there's still not been a new full studio album released, just odd new tracks on the compilation releases.
The last full studio album from Van Halen was ..., wait for it .... 1998's Van Halen 3 with Gary Cherone!
Yes, really doesn't bode well does it, especially with Eddie reputation for a tipple and how he was on the last tour and the previous reunion tour with Sammy as well.
I sincerely hope it happens, as I'm a huge Van Halen fan. Good luck guys, please get it together!

GUNNAR & MATTHEW Invite You To Be In The Studio Audience

“Lightning Strikes Twice” Sequel to Multi-platinum “After the Rain”

HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 15, 2010) – The NELSON’s will be performing this Thursday morning in Seattle on NEW DAY NORTHWEST on KING-TV 5 (NBC affiliate) prior to their big concert that night at the King Cat Theater.

Thursday night’s concert is a two show extravaganza - One being NELSON the rock band and then they intermission coming back to perform their critically acclaimed RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED. Both shows last for 45 minutes and are jammed packed with the history that the NELSON family has given for years!

If you wish to be in the studio audience, free tickets are available now!! Matthew and Gunnar Nelson invite you to come on down to the KING 5 studio by 9:30am. Please expect to be at the TV studio until 11:30am, when they finish taping. Anyone interested in free tickets to be in the audience should RSVP to Their Audience Coordinator will then send them instructions.

NELSON led by twin lead front men Matthew and Gunnar Nelson announced the release date of their new album “Lightning Strikes Twice” a seamless sequel to multi-platinum debut album “After the Rain” on the 20th anniversary of their history making turn at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection” (September 29, 1990) which landed them in the Guinness Book of World Records.

"’Lightning Strikes Twice’ has allowed us creatively, artistically and musically to resolve some unfinished business," explains Gunnar. "We’ve had a blast going into the studio writing and performing some of our best songs. Plus, being back on the road with NELSON is living the dream all over again. New fans are discovering our music and original fans have shown incredible support all over the world. It ROCKS!”

For more information on NELSON click on:
and for information on the show:


UK Fans! We promised you’d be next and true to our word…here’s the full list of Iron Maiden’s UK Tour dates 2011:

JULY 2011
Wed 20 Scotland, Glasgow SECC
Thu 21 Scotland, Aberdeen AECC P&J Arena
Sat 23 England, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Sun 24 England, Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Wed 27 England, Nottingham Trent FM Arena
Thu 28 England, Manchester MEN Arena
Sun 31 England, Birmingham NIA

Mon 1 Wales, Cardiff CIA Arena
Wed 3 Northern Ireland, Belfast Odyssey
Fri 5 England, London 02 Arena

This will be an extensive 10 city arena tour for the final run of dates on their FINAL FRONTIER WORLD TOUR 2010/11.
For the first time in many years, the band will be playing shows across the full length and breadth of the UK, including places they’ve not visited for up to three decades!

Steve Harris comments; “Everything in the Maiden camp has been so full on these last five years or so that we haven't travelled around the UK to play for our home fans for almost that long. These fans supported us by coming to Twickenham Stadium, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Download and more recently Sonisphere so we thought we should get off our backsides and do the travelling this time and get round the country to see them all. We very much look forward to playing all four home countries and a couple of places we haven’t been for a very long time, Aberdeen and Belfast! And playing the O2 gets us as close to the East End of London where Maiden started off than we have been for many a year, probably since the Ruskin Arms! All in all l think this is going to be a very special series of shows and a wonderful way to end this whole world tour.

“We intend to take the full stadium show into the UK arenas and fit everything we possibly can into each venue. The set list will be different to this year’s tour. Of course we will play more songs from the new album and some other recent material, but we intend to include a healthy dose of older fan favourites too for those who haven’t seen us before, plus a spectacular light show and stage set, not forgetting, of course, …Eddie!”

The UK shows will be the culmination of The Final Frontier World Tour, which began in June 2010 with a hugely successful 25 date tour throughout North America, followed by selected European stadium and festival shows, including Knebworth Sonisphere in the UK. As recently announced, early next year Ed Force One will fly the band, crew and equipment 50,000 miles around the World visiting thirteen countries before the band take a short break prior to the extensive European Tour (more announcements soon) of which the UK is the final leg.
Official band website:


The forthcoming solo album from PRIMAL FEAR singer Ralf Scheepers is in the very final stages of production. Some very special guests agreed to appear - the list includes guitarists "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD), Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY), Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER) and Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR, ALLEN/LANDE). Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) is dueting with Scheepers in the track "Remission Of Sin", Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, DIMMU BORGIR) appears on drums and PRIMAL FEAR's Mat Sinner is playing bass on the entire LP and produced the album. Achim Koehler is currently in the final stages of the mixing session and will shortly be mastering the production.

Scheepers revealed that his upcoming solo album will include a remake of his song "Saints Of Rock" Scheepers originally recorded with his band TYRAN PACE and a cover version of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Before The Dawn'. "'Saints Of Rock' is gonna be, of course, a little bit more modern and updated than it was [when the original version was recorded] in 1986," he explained. "I mean, right now we have much more possibilities to make songs sound a little bit more modern, starting with the drum sound and the bass sounds." He added, "I think 'Before The Dawn' pretty much is a straight cover, but the first song I'm playing (nearly) all instruments — just a little more orchestral things going on. Vocal-wise, I just added a harmony vocals, plus the two outstanding guitar solos by maestro VICTOR SMOLSKI (RAGE). The album is like a trip through my entire career from hard driven crushing metal, groovy heavy beats, orchestral epic to stripped down basic songs and of course some nice surprises!"

The musical direction of his forthcoming solo CD is more diverse than PRIMAL FEAR, from the hardest to the softest tones. The album was recently presented to the German press and some of the reactions included

"A varied, magic masterpiece! Intensive, passionate and faithful - a terrific singer!" - Markus Wosgien (Rock It!, EMP, Blast!)

"A surprisingly varied and still compact metal-masterpiece, that leaves nothing to be desired!" - Andreas Schöwe (Metal Hammer)

"The vocals and the songwriting are just terrific and you've never experienced Ralf Scheepers so relaxed. The album is a hit! Does the world needs a solo album of the Primal Fear singer? Yes, of course!" - Birgit Braeckle (Breakout)
Frontiers plans to release the album in February 2011.


After last years successful debut release in 2009 and a busy year of writing, recording and performing just a few gigs, Outloud featuring  Chandler Mogel, Bob Katsionis, Mark Cross, Tony Kash and Sverd T. return with only one show in Greece for their fans on Friday, November 19th to the REVENGE OF ROCK in Athens, Greece! Recently the “Revenge of Rock” expanded its stage, added new lights and sound to it’s production and will ensure much greater live quality in the future!

Outloud will perform a full set of their first album’s material, as well as a few songs from the upcoming album which has recently been mixed, but not released yet!
Don’t miss that unique show, meet the band and rock away the night!

With Very Special Guests: Joe Elliot's Down 'N' Outz

"Everyone knows that Paul Rodgers is one of the greatest singers in the world. What they are only just waking up to is that there may never be another like him."
- Mick Wall, Classic Rock Magazine

(Monday, November 15th, 2010) One of rock’s most revered singers, Grammy nominated Paul Rodgers, has today announced that he will be returning to the UK in 2011 to tour with very special guests Joe Elliot’s Down ‘N’ Outz.

Paul Rodgers' passion is writing and performing music, constantly recording/releasing new material and touring the globe. For a man who prefers to keep a low profile he has left his indelible mark on music. He is a multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and self-taught multi-instrumentalist. Paul has written, recorded, produced and released 30 albums since 1968 and has sold over 90 million records. As well as his Grammy nominated solo career, Paul has formed and led 3 bands to worldwide success: Free, Bad Company and The Firm. On top of his monumental success as a solo artist and as leader of the three bands he has formed, Paul has also recorded/performed with some of the most prevalent and legendary figures in musical history - Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Brian May, David Gilmour, Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Slash, Nils Lofgren, Charlie Watts, Bryan Adams, Motown's Sam Moore and The Four Tops and others. He also had huge success with the ‘Queen and Paul Rodgers’ tour in 2005.

After the huge success of the Bad Company tour earlier in 2010, Paul is now returning to the UK in April of 2011 as a solo artist to play ten shows across the country. Paul’s not entirely alone, he will be joined by very special guests Joe Elliot’s Down ‘N’ Outz.

Sometimes the most interesting of projects arise from the most unusual of circumstances. So it is that the Down ‘N’ Outz is a project fronted by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, backed by The Quireboys and playing tracks connected only by Mott The Hoople.

PAUL RODGERS + Very Special guests: Joe Elliott's Down 'N' Outz

APRIL 2011

Jezebeth Movie To Feature Song From Original Scorpions Drummer Herman Rarebell
The vampire horror film “Jezebeth” is in its final stages of production and will now feature the song “Your Love Is Hurting” by platinum recording artist Herman Rarebell. “This movie is loaded with great music but this really adds a whole new dimension to the film” quotes Jeffrey A Swanson one of the executive producers and the music supervisor for the film.
“I am honored to have the original drummer for the Scorpions, Herman Ze German Rarebell included in our movie and on the soundtrack” replies Damien Dante Director, writer and producer of the film Jezebeth.

Herman penned the lyrics for some of the most classic songs of the Scorpions entire history, including "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "Make It Real", "Dynamite", "Blackout", "Arizona", "Bad Boys Running Wild", "Don't Stop At the Top" and "Tease Me Please Me" among countless others.
“Your Love Is Hurting” could very well be another platinum song for Herman Rarebell but for us it was just the perfect song for a particular scene in the movie Jezebeth, and for that we are very elated.
The movie will be available worldwide in 2011 and stars Bree Michaels as Jezebeth.

For more info on the movie Jezebeth go to:
For more Info on Herman Ze German Rarebell go to:

Guitar Center Drum Off Final - Gig details

Since I dabble with the drums from time to time, this is something close to my heart so for the drummers of you out there, here you go! Looks like a great gig!

Tickets are now on sale for Guitar Center's Drum Off Finals taking place on Saturday, January 8th, 6:30 pm at The Music Box in Hollywood, CA. The culmination of the world's largest drum competition will feature an evening packed with performances by the drumming elite and the top five undiscovered drummers in the country.
Headlining the show with an eclectic jazz infused project is Steve Smith (Vital Information, The Storm, Journey), whom Rolling Stone named one of the greatest drummers of all time.
Other performers include Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and a rare collaboration by Gavin Harrison (of British prog-rockers Porcupine Tree) and Simon Phillips (who has played with and alongside artists including Mick Jagger, Toto, Michael Schenker Group, Brian Eno and Jeff Beck among others). Kicking off the evening will be a special collaborative performance from two of Guitar Center's Drum-Off alumni: Cora Coleman-Dunham (Prince), and Tony Royster, Jr. (Jay-Z) alongside hip-hop/R&B drum icons Nisan Stewart (50 Cent, Jamie Foxx) and Trevor Lawrence, Jr. (Eminem, Dr. Dre, Herbie Hancock).
Tickets are only $10 and available at Don't miss it!

Joe Perry to Perform at CMT Artists of the Year 2010

Folks, if you thought it was bad that Aerosmith's Steven Tyler was getting involved with American Idol, here's another shocker for you! 
Joe Perry will be giving a special performance at the first ever CMT Artists of the Year special on Friday, December 3 on CMT.
For more information, visit:

Add to that, this too!
Juliette Lewis to Headline at the Land Shark Tailgate Stage With Special Guest Joe Perry

Oscar-nominated actress and singer to perform exclusive set with special guest appearance by Aerosmith’s lead guitarist for Dolphins vs. Bears pre-game concert.

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MIAMI, FL – November 16, 2010: The Miami Dolphins announced today that Academy Award-nominated Hollywood actress and recording artist, JULIETTE LEWIS, will perform with a special guest appearance by co-founding member, principal co-songwriter, lead guitarist and co-producer of Aerosmith, JOE PERRY, at the Land Shark Tailgate Stage on the AT&T Grand Plaza at Sun Life Stadium on Thursday, November 18th, prior to the Dolphins-Bears game presented by Wachovia. The exclusive pre-game Tailgate concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Following the release of two highly acclaimed albums with her band, The Licks, Juliette Lewis released her debut solo album Terra Incognita last fall. Produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Grammy Award winning leader of Mars Volta, her vocal performances on the album showcase a remarkably dynamic range going from haunting to soulful and roaring. Lewis wrote most of the 11 tracks with long time friend and musician Chris Watson and recorded the album in between both of her and Omar’s tours at the end of 2008. The record was mixed by the legendary Rich Cosey (NIN, Muse, Foo Fighters). After performing a number of songs from her solo album, Juliette will be joined by special guest guitar legend from Aerosmith, Joe Perry, to perform two additional songs together live on-stage.

“I’m looking forward to performing on the Land Shark Tailgate Stage for South Florida’s biggest party,” said Lewis. “Over the years, I’ve traveled around the country and overseas to perform at numerous concert venues and clubs, but rarely do I get to perform for such a major sporting event in front of an audience with such a passion for their home team. I’ve always been a big sports fan, so I’m looking forward to performing at Sun Life Stadium and seeing the Miami Dolphins in action.”

After spending six years focusing on her music, Juliette Lewis recently made her return to the screen in four major film projects. She is currently receiving rave reviews from critics and audiences alike in “Conviction,” in which she appears alongside Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. She also co-stars in director Todd Phillips’ new film, “Due Date,” out this month, with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. Most recently Lewis appeared in “Whip It,” co-starring Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig and Jimmy Fallon, and “The Switch” with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman.

Having previously attracted artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Carmit Bachar of the Pussycat Dolls, Latin Grammy Award-winning artists Jesse & Joy for Hispanic Heritage Month 2009, American Idol winner, Kris Allen, Michael Jackson’s lead guitarist, Orianthi, 2009 CMA Musician of the Year, Mac McAnally, multi-platinum artists Cheap Trick, Texan rocker, Alejandro Escovedo, legendary rock icon, Bret Michaels, The Darling Stilettos with Matt Sorum and Dave Navarro and Ilo Ferreira with Grammy Award-winning R&B legend Howard Hewett, the Land Shark Tailgate Stage on the AT&T Grand Plaza at Sun Life Stadium has become a much anticipated part of the Dolphins’ home-game experience.

The home game entertainment at Sun Life Stadium is produced by Game Day Entertainment LLC, by executive producer David Saltz.

Limited tickets are available to the Dolphins-Bears game on Thursday, November 18th, that includes the pre-game Tailgate concert featuring Juliette Lewis and Joe Perry, on the Land Shark Tailgate Stage at the AT&T Grand Plaza. Fans should visit or call 1-888-FINS-TIX (1-888-346-7849) to purchase tickets.

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