Thursday, December 30, 2010
Brief Update for 30th December, 2010
EX-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE VOCALIST JOE LYNN TURNER JOINS STING AND OTHER
MUSIC, FILM and TELEVISION STARS FOR RUSSIA'S NATIONAL NEW YEAR'S EVE
-- Joe Lynn Turner enjoys multi-dimensional celebrity status as he wraps up successful Russian tour --
(NEW YORK, NY) Singer Joe Lynn Turner ("JLT") is slated to appear on Russia's most popular New Year's Eve television broadcast: Channel One's "Olivier." According to Russian music journalist, Tatiana Mikhailova, the word "Olivier," in Russian culture, is the name of the popular salad dish traditionally served on New Years Eve. The television show itself is reportedly a "salad" mix of interviews and entertainment. Mikhailova reports that Sting, Elton John and Roxette are other musicians scheduled to be shown on this broadcast in addition to JLT. Although Joe did not perform at the show's taping, he was interviewed. "Olivier" is recorded a few days before New Year's Eve and also shown on January 7th (Russian Christmas).
In mid-December, Turner was also summoned to appear as a member of the "jury" on "Fashion Verdict," one of the most widely viewed daytime television shows with one of the largest audience of women viewers in Russia. It's a fashion makeover show with goals that are similar to the former American TV show, "Style Court," and current USA cable TV programs,"What Not To Wear" (The Learning Channel) or "How Do I Look?" (Style Network). Joe gave advice to the woman "on trial." To view the entire show, with Joe's remarks in English, visit this link:
(Note: Joe is introduced approximately 26 minutes into the show) Turner's solo tour of Russia was also a huge success. He played over 15 dates, including several in Siberia. JLT states, "Siberia was an amazing mix of Chinese, Japanese and Russian fans. They loved the music so much they were singing along to many of the songs!"
Joe is humbled by his multi-dimensional celebrity status in Russia and all of Eastern Europe. He explains, "This area is like the Wild West of the East! There is so much uncharted territory and I have enjoyed every minute of playing to these loyal audiences who still appreciate pure, classic rock. Yet, I still cannot wrap myself around the fact that I am considered a major celebrity here. I am just doing my job...making music, singing, giving my 'all' on tour."
The Russian infatuation with Turner probably began in the late 1980s when he played several sold out shows in Leningrad and Moscow as a member of guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force. JLT helped the guitar virtuoso reach a wider audience with the album,"Odyssey," and album/video/DVD "Live in Leningrad." The Russians did not forget and later embraced Turner when he toured the country with Glenn Hughes and the Hughes Turner Project. Many other appearances followed including numerous solo shows and a Command Performance for President Dmitry Medvedev, other major government officials and Russian oil company executives at a private concert in Moscow.
Turner has many exciting projects in the works for 2011 and will announce more news in January.
Slash releases live EP through iTunes with Myles Kennedy
No official press release for this it seems but indeed, Slash and his recent touring buddy Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), who was also touted for the Led Zeppelin gig when Robert Plant said he would tour with Zep anymore and rumours indicated that the man even did a few sessions with Messers Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham.
Anyway, interesting the song selection that is on this new iTunes EP release, as Zep's 'Communication Breakdown' is included in the six tunes available:
1. Back From Cali
2. Communication Breakdown (Led Zeppelin cover)
3. Fall To Pieces
4. Rocket Queen
6. Sucker Train Blues
You can purchase it right here on iTunes:
Slash's website: http://slash.ultimate-guitar.com/
Staying on the Myles Kennedy theme ...
Alter Bridge Press Release - USA Deluxe DVD/CD and Blu-Ray Debut JAN 11
ALTER BRIDGE BREAKS OUT OF “ISOLATION” AS DEBUT SINGLE FROM AB III LANDS AT #2 AT ROCK RADIO
Band Set To Release Long Awaited Alter Bridge - Live From Amsterdam Deluxe DVD/CD and Blu-Ray in the US on January 11.
(December 27, 2010 – New York, NY) Alter Bridge continues to climb up the charts with their single, “Isolation”, off of their latest release ABIII. “Isolation” is currently at #2 on the Active and Mainstream Rock Charts and is setting its sights on the top spot. Showcasing the band’s ability to play and write aggressively while maintaining their signature melodic component, the single has been Top 10 on major radio stations across the country. ABIII was self-released on Alter Bridge recordings via EMI label services and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
Coinciding with the band’s chart success of “Isolation” and ABIII, DC3 Music Group and Alter Bridge are gearing up to release their long-awaited DVD and live CD, Alter Bridge – Live From Amsterdam. Rumored for release multiple times in the US in 2010, the DVD finally sees the light of day stateside on January 11th, 2011. The US and UK release of single-disc version of the DVD landed at #1 on the Amazon US and UK the same day being released in 2009. Directed & Produced by Award-Winning Director Daniel E Catullo III (Rush, Rage Against The Machine, Godsmack) the DVD was recorded during the band’s 2008 Blackbird tour, the DVD showcases some of the band’s most memorable hits including “Rise Today,” ”Metalingus,” “Open Your Eyes,” and “Broken Wings.” The DVD also showcases two extremely captivating performances by the band: the 8- minute opus “Blackbird” and an emotionally charged solo performance of “Watch Over You.” The Deluxe Box set includes 2 discs- a DVD with the full show/ documentary and a live CD. The packaging also includes a 16 page color book. The DVD will also be available in Blu-Ray at the same time.
Alter Bridge is currently on their first US tour in three years. The tour kicked off in Grand Rapids, MI on December 10th, and the 12 city trek runs through the holiday season and makes stops in major markets including New York, Dallas, Chicago and Baltimore before wrapping up in Houston on January 8th. This is just the warm-up run before the band’s full US tour this spring.
Alter Bridge is Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips.
ALTER BRIDGE TOUR DATES
DATE CITY STATE VENUE
December 2010Dec 30th Spokane WA Knitting Factory Concert House
Jan 1st Seattle WA Showbox at the Market
Jan 5th Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre
Jan 7th Dallas TX Trees
Jan 8th Houston TX Warehouse Live
“LIVE FROM AMSTERDAM” TRACK LISTING
1. COME TO LIFE
2. BEFORE TOMORROW COMES
3. BRAND NEW START
4. WHITE KNUCKLES
5. BURIED ALIVE
6. ONE DAY REMAINS
7. WATCH OVER YOU
8. TIES THAT BIND
10. IN LOVING MEMORY
12. OPEN YOUR EYES
13. BROKEN WINGS
14. RISE TODAY
LIVE DVD AND BLU-RAY
1. COME TO LIFE
2. FIND THE REAL
3. BEFORE TOMORROW COMES
4. BRAND NEW START
5. WHITE KNUCKLES
6. BURIED ALIVE
7. COMING HOME
8. ONE DAY REMAINS
9. WATCH OVER YOU
10. TIES THAT BIND
12. IN LOVING MEMORY
14. OPEN YOUR EYES
15. BROKEN WINGS
16. NEW WAY TO LIVE
17. MUD BONE
18. RISE TODAY
Both the Deluxe DVD/CD and Blu-Ray contain a previously unseen hour-long documentary that includes a rare and special acoustic performance by Myles Kennedy.
Official band website: http://www.alterbridge.com/
Uriah Heep officially confirms new album on the way
As previously reported here, with Mick Box's Christmas meesage to you all, Uriah Heep's website has now posted the following information on the bands activities:
Classic English rockers Uriah Heep... Recording their next studio album of all-new material for 2011 Release
Uriah Heep founder Mick Box is pleased to announce that he and the band are back in the studio, after well-received tours that took them around the world.
The band is recording an all-new album of original material at Liscombe Park Studios in Buckinghamshire England.
For more on Uriah Heep and to keep up to date with band activities:
REO Speedwagon new Double Live CD now available
As previously mentioned on Chambers of Rock, REO Speedwagon recently announced they were recording one of their December live show for a neew CD release.
As it turns out, they recorded two shows, one in Bloomington and one in Milwaukee and have now made the material available for fans to purchase.
This posted at the bands website:
Limited Edition Double-CD Set from December 16th Bloomington and December 18th Milwaukee
As you may know, we recently recorded our show in Milwaukee on December 18th, and have offered a limited edition double-CD set of the performance.
We are excited to let you know that we also recorded the show in Bloomington on the 16th, and have now put that recording up for sale as well!
These are truly collectors items - fully mixed and mastered by Abbey Road Live. They are packaged in handsome DigiPak cases, and each Digipak has a slightly different variation of artwork.
There are only 1000 of each show available, so you will want to make sure you get yours before they are all gone! They are individiually numbered, too, so that you can commemorate your special REO Speedwagon memento.
Order yours now at http://www.abbeyroadliveus.com/
Band website: www.speedwagon.com/