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Friday, December 24, 2010

Update for Friday 24th December, 2010 - Christmas Eve

Hi all, what a crazy time of year indeed!
Sorry for the lack of updates this wekk, but I'm sure you understand, Christmas week and all that, but yesterday Rhonda's, my kids and my Christmas was made all the more special by the arrival of my boy from England, Jonathan and his sweetheart of another half, Sian. :)
With all the chaos of Heathrow airport, it kept looking more and more hit and miss if their flight would take off. The great news is - for them - that it did.
They told us of all the other people at Heathrow still waiting for their flights, even sleeping outside Heathrow's building in the cold ... Terrible!
So much for airlines hospitality! Nice!
Anyway, this is going to have to be brief folks and tomorrow, there will be nothing posted, so I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours an absolutely rockin' Christmas and better still New Year!
Hoping for many that 2011 bring more good things your way if 2010 didn't do it for you.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, one and all!

Big Country UK tour

Original Big Country vocalist / guitarist Stuart Adamson would've been 51 this year and would've most lightly been looking forward to playing some Christmas shows this year, if he hadn't sadly taken his own life back in 2001 on December 16th. Tragic.
I got to see Big Country around three times live, back in my UK days and OK, they were a bit of an acquired taste for many, but they always put on a great live show.

The remaining band members in honour of Stuart Adamson, are heading out to play six live shows in the UK, three of the six days are in the bands native Scotland though, so not a lot of English dates and sorry Welsh fans, not dates in Wales.
Mike Peters (The Alarm) has taken on Adamson's role in Big Country today and is a worthy replacement if you ask me.
If you're lucky enough to be close to where they are playing, get along and see them, great live act indeed. Confirms Autobiography

Sammy Hagar's autobiography is coming your way soon, this from the mans website:

You have all been hearing the rumors and would like to officially confirm that Sammy Hagar is releasing the Autobiography "Red - My Uncensored Life in Rock" on March 15, 2011 through Harper Collins.

In the book Hagar tells readers the outrageous and unbelievable stories of his rise through rock music, detailing his 30 year career starting with Montrose and covering Van Halen, The Wabos, his Solo work and of course Chickenfoot. Lavishing readers with behind-the-scene stories from Van Halen, one of the biggest rock groups in history, Sammy tells of the global stadium tours, private jets, parties, and of course the ups and downs that came with fame and success.

To celebrate the book’s release, Sammy will be making a special appearance at Canadian Music Week doing a special interview on Saturday, 12 March at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

The publisher has started taking preorders for the book. Links to options can be found on the Harper Collins website:

We'll keep you posted as the promotional schedule gets confirmed. Stayed tuned to for the latest schedule.
Official site:

Stan Bush new single now available

Stan Bush whose 'Dream the Dream' album was much welcomed by melodic rock fans around the world, has "Heat of the Battle" now made available for download in iTunes! Check it out!

For all things Stan Bush go to:

Well folks, that's really it, nothing else much around that I can share.
Take care, be safe and if you're going to have a drink, let someone else drive or crash someone's place for the night! :)
Merry Christmas!

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