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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Rock News for Saturday 20th March, 2010

Stone Temple Pilots new album cover final artwork and details, plus full tour dates

(Album artwork by Shepard Fairey (Obey Fame))

Atlantic recording group STONE TEMPLE PILOTS has announced the upcoming release of their hugely anticipated self-titled studio album “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.” This will be the first studio release since 2001’s certified gold “Shangri-La Dee Da.” The new album – which will be released on MAY 25th – will render the magic that has established the band as a dominate force in the rock scene for the past two decades, featuring tracks that original bassist, guitarist and vocalist, Robert DeLeo recently admitted to SPIN magazine as musically reminiscent of “Paul Revere and the Raiders” driven by the sound of the sixties.
Full Tracklisting:

Between The Lines
Take A Load Off
Huckleberry Crumble
Hickory Dichotomy
Dare If You Dare
Hazy Daze
Fast As I Can
First Kiss On Mars

STP kicked off their North American tour with a special SXSW showcase at famed Austin Music Hall on March 18th. See below/attached for more information, tour details and press tools. (Album artwork by Shepard Fairy; photo credit: Chapman Baehler.)

Stone Temple Pilots comprises all four original band members:

Scott Weiland – lead vocals
Robert DeLeo – bass, guitar, vocals
Deab DeLeo – guitar
Eric Kretz – drums, percussion


*Earned 15 top 10 singles (six of which were #1)
*Sold over 35 million albums worldwide
* Multiple Grammy nominations and win for "Best Hard Rock Performance" for 'Plush'
*Winner of two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, two Billboard Video Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS On Tour 2010 (Remaining dates)
MARCH 2010
20 Thackerville, OK WinStar Casino
22 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
24 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Centre
26 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
27 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
30 Louisville, KY Palace Theater
31 Detroit, MI Fillmore
MAY 2010
23 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

Heart - Behind the Music Remastered airs Saturday 20th March, 2010 on VH1 Classic.

Described by VH1 as the 'First Sisters of Rock and Roll,' Heart's Behind the Music episode revealing everything you wanted to know - well, that VH1 is allowed to air! - on what went down when, all about those video's and more!
The show will be on VH1 tonight - Saturday 20th March - at 10pm EST / 9pm CST.
Here's a sneak peak ahead of the show:
Catch Heart on tour this year:


British singer-songwriter and rock icon BILLY IDOL will debut a new powerhouse band when he hits the road this summer with performances at major music festivals throughout Europe, with North American dates set to follow.
In addition to his longtime guitarist Steve Stevens, Stephen McGrath on bass and Derek Sherinian on keyboards, IDOL will be joined on this trek by acclaimed guitarist Billy Morrison and drummer Jeremy Colson. Morrison, one of the founders of Camp Freddy and front man for Circus Diablo, has previously played in The Cult, Stimulator, Doheny and Into a Circle, while Colson is Morrison’s collaborator in Circus Diablo and is known for his work with Steve Vai, with whom he’s worked since 2002.

The 2010 summer tour will kick off with a pair of shows in Russia (Moscow on June 5 and St. Petersburg on June 7), to be followed with a performance at the Malmo Sweden Rock Festival and his second appearance at the Download Festival at Donington Park in his native U.K.

European tour stops include multiple dates in Germany, along with Switzerland, Serbia, Macedonia, Czech Republic, among others.

Look for the U.S. dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
The European tour dates are as follows:

JUNE 2010
Sat 6/5 Moscow, Russia SCCH Russia.
Mon 6/7 St. Petersburg, Russia Ice Hall.
Wed 6/9 Helsinki, Finland Ice Hall.
Sat 6/11 Malmo, Sweden Sweden Rock Festival.
Sun 6/13 Donington Park, UK Download Festival.
Wed 6/16 Nr Nurenburg, Germany Arbenburg, Burg.
Fri 6/18 Athens, Greece Karaiski Stadium.
Sun 6/20 Skopje, Macedonia Skopsko Lizgaliste.
Mon 6/21 Belgrade, Serbia Belgrade Arena .
Tue 6/22 Zagreb, Croatia T Music Festival.
Thu 6/24 Ljubjiana, Slovenia Hala Tivoli.
Fri 6/25 Vienna, Austria Danube Island .
Sun 6/27 Prague, Czech Republic Sasazu.
Tue 6/29 Ravensburg, Germany Oberschubenhalle.
JULY 2010Thu 7/1 Sopron, Hungary Volt Festival.
Sat 7/3 Germany TBA.
Sun 7/4 Bremen, Germany Freeload Festival.
Thu 7/8 Bonn, Germany Museumplatz.
Fri 7/9 Huttweil, Switzerland Rocksound Festival.
Sun 7/11 Weert, Holland Bospop Festival.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Rock News for Friday 19th March, 2010

Paul Rodgers getting busy ... Read on!

As vocalist Paul Rodgers prepares for his UK tour fronting Bad Company - With special guests Joe Perry Project - in April along with original members Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke, he's already lining up his own solo US summer tour dates.

 Upcoming Bad Company UK tour dates as follows:
April 1 - Birmingham LG Arena
April 2 - Manchester Arena
April 4 - Sheffield City Hall
April 5 - Cardiff CIA
April 7 - Newcastle Arena
April 8 - Glasgow Clyde
April 10 - Brighton Center
April 11 - Wembley Arena
VIP Tickets are available.
Tickets available at or
As if that wasn't enough, hot on the heels of the recently released, 'Bad Company - Hard Rock Live,' news of another release he is involved in has just shown it's face ...


Paul Rodgers has written and released many a hit, both with his band's Free and Bad Company, and now, thanks to a new compilation album, you can get all those classic tunes on one CD. It’s aptly called The Very Best of Free and Bad Company Featuring Paul Rodgers and boasts 15 tracks including “Can’t Get Enough,” “Rock N Roll Fantasy” and “All Right Now.” There will also be an exclusive iTunes deluxe version that boasts bonus material from his band The Firm with Jimmy Page, The Law and Paul’s Solo recordings.
It all comes out on March 29th, but the CD will only be available overseas.
A busy man indeed!
Those solo Paul Rodgers Band US dates confirmed so far through his own site: are as follows:
April 2010
April 30 Friday Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB Canada
June 2010
June 5 Saturday Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival, Temecula, CA
June 12 Saturday San Diego County Fair, Lemoore, CA
June 17 Thursday Tachi Palace Casino, San Diego, CA (Grandstand)
June 18 Friday Chumash Casino,Ynez, CA
June 25 Friday Northern Lights Casino, Walker, MN
June 26 Saturday Northern Lights Casino, Walker, MN
July 2010
July 3 Saturday Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH
July 4 Sunday WMGK Let Freedom Rock Fest, Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, NJ
Tour date info from:

Chickenfoot to play Sammy's 20th Anniversary of Cabo Wabo Cantina
Party with the Foot at the Cabo Wabo 20th

The Chickenfoot boys will be helping Sammy celebrate 20 years of the Cabo Wabo Cantina down in Cabo San Lucas April 23-24th, 2010 and want you to come join them!
Sammy is inviting everyone who has ever been there once to be there twice and make this the most fun ever had in Cabo!! The foot plays Friday and Saturday, but the party starts on Thursday. Like Sammy's birthday bashes, tickets will be FREE and *first come, first serve* (No advance purchase). So that's three nights including two free Chickenfoot shows, so that's the why, where, when, so come on down and let's Wabo!!

Melodic Rock Festival # 2 - Reminder

Now doesn't this look like a great US gig?!
Wish I could go, unfortunately we have prior commitments, but I strongly recommend this event to everyone that loves good rock music.
We went to the first one 3 years back and it was a great event and most of the bands are willing to mix it up with the crowd before the show.
It really is a great vibe event.
For more details go to:

Not too much other new product news to share or any other major band developments, but other bands confirming additional new tour dates are ...

Foreigner, Styx and Kansas US tour dates now:
May 2010
12-May Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre
14-May Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
15-May Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
18-May Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
21-May Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
22-May Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
23-May Jackpot, NV Cactus Petes Casino
25-May Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
30-May Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 2010
3-Jun Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
4-Jun Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
5-Jun Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
7-Jun Atlanta, GA Chastain Park
11-Jun Virigina Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
12-Jun Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
13-Jun Gilford, NH US Cellular Pavilion
20-Jun Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion
27-Jun Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

Night Ranger US Dates:
Date Venue Location
March 2010
Mar 25, 10 The Palladium Ballroom The Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX
Mar 27, 10 Northern Lights Casino & Hotel Northern Lights Casino & Hotel Walker, MN
May 08, 10 The Peppermill Concert Hall The Peppermill Concert Hall Wendover, NV
June 2010
Jun 11, 10 Riverfest Riverfest Gadsden, AL
Jun 19, 10 Merced County Fair Merced County Fair Merced, CA
Jun 23, 10 Solano County Fair Solano County Fair Vallejo, CA
Jun 26, 10 DeVent Center DeVent Center Norfolk, NE
July 2010
Jul 01, 10 Riverside Park Riverside Park Oshkosh, WI
Jul 03, 10 Fort Dodge Soccer Association Fort Dodge Soccer Association Fort Dodge, IA
Jul 09, 10 Rock Dakota Ranch Rock Dakota Ranch Sawyer, ND
Jul 10, 10 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Maryland Heights, MO
Jul 17, 10 Quake on the Lake Festival Quake on the Lake Festival Waterford, MI
Jul 24, 10 Waukesha County Expo Grounds Waukesha County Expo Grounds Waukesha, WI
August 2010
Aug 14, 10 Franklin County Fair Franklin County Fair Malone, NY
Aug 28, 10 Blue Ash Towne Square Blue Ash Towne Square Blue Ash, OH
September 2010
Sep 02, 10 Northwest Missouri State Fair Northwest Missouri State Fair Bethany, MO
Sep 04, 10 Moody Gardens Convention Center Moody Gardens Convention Center Galveston, TX October 2010
Oct 22, 10 Epcot Center Epcot Center Orlando, FL

The Scorpions USA / Canadian Dates:
June 2010
Fri 06/18/10 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat 06/19/10 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion (Appearing at "M3 Rock Festival" with Vince Neil, Kix, Cinderella)
Tue 06/22/10 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Sun 06/27/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

UFO UK dates:
April 2010
22nd April - England - Workington - Carnegie Theatre
23rd April - England - Middlesbrough - Town Hall
24th April - Scotland - Edinburgh - Picture House
25th April - Scotland - Inverness - Ironworks
27th April - England - Sheffield - Academy
28th April - England - Leamington Spa - The Assembly
29th April - Wales - Cardiff - Millennium Music Hall

April Wine dates:
March 2010
March 31/10 - Casino Nova Scotia - Halifax, NS
April 2010
April 01/10 - Casino Nova Scotia - Halifax, NS
April 17,18 & 19/10 - Juno Awards - St Johns, NF (Receiving "The Canadian Music Hall of Fame" award)
April 22/10 - Wild Bill's - Red Deer, AB
April 23/10 - Century Showroom - Edmonton, AB
April 24/10 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
May 2010
May 21/10 - Living Sky Casino - Swift Current, SK
May 22/10 - Dakota Dunes Casino - Whitecap, SK
June 2010
June 03/10 - McPhillips Station Casino - Winnipeg, MB
June 04/10 - Casino Regina - Regina, SK
June 05/10 - Mae Wilson Theatre - Moose Jaw, SK
June 06/10 - Bear Claw Casino - Carlyle, SK
June 18/10 - Penns Peak Concert Hall - Jim Thorpe, PA
June 19/10 - Awesome Biker Nights - Sioux City, IA
June 24/10 - Cowboys Concert Hall - Colorado Springs, CO
June 25/10 - Grizzly Rose Concert Hall - Denver, CO (with Winger)
July 2010
July 10/10 - Les Regates De Vallyfield - Vallyfield, PQ
July 16/10 - Heartland Events Centre - Grand Island, NE
July 24/10 - Harris Park - London, ON
July 31/10 - Cabot Stadium - Bonavista, NL
August 2010
Aug 14/10 - Four Seasons Waterfront Complex - Spanish, ON
Aug 20/10 - Annapolis Valley Exhibition - Lawrencetown, NS
Aug 25/10 - Lethbridge Exhibition - Lethbridge, AB
September 2010
Sept 11/10 - Harbour Estates - Jordan Station, ON
Sept 24/10 - L'imperial de Quebec - Quebec, QC
Sept 25/10 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
October 2010
Oct 01/10 - Showplace Performance Centre - Peterborough, ON
Oct 02/10 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Toronto, ON

Loverboy dates:
March 2010
Sat 03/20/10 Silver Springs, FL Twin Oaks Amphitheatre
Sun 03/21/10 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Casino & Resort
Sat 03/27/10 Manistee, MI Little River Casino Resort
April 2010
Fri 04/16/10 San Antonio, TX St. Mary's University (Appearing at "The Fiesta Oyster Bake" ) 
Sat 04/17/10 Grapevine, TX Glass Cactus
Sun 04/25/10 Stockton, CA Downtown Stockton (Appearing at "Stockton Asparagus Festival")
Fri 04/30/10 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre
May 2010
Sat 05/08/10 Tama, IA Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
June 2010
Sat 06/12/10 Anderson, IN Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
Sat 06/26/10 Norfolk, NE Divots Event Center (Appearing at "Summerfest" Norfolk )
July 2010
Sat 07/10/10 Valleyfield, QC Maison des Regates (Appearing with April Wine ) 
Thu 07/15/10 Redding, CA Win River Casino
Fri 07/16/10 Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
August 2010
Wed 08/11/10 West Allis, WI Wisconsin State Fair Park (Appearing at "Wisconsin State Fair" )
Thu 08/12/10 Oshkosh, WI Riverside Park
Sat 08/21/10 Upper Sackville, NS Weir Baseball Field
Tue 08/24/10 Vancouver, BC P.N.E. Pacific Coliseum

Honeymoon Suite Canadian dates:
May 2010
May 7 Edmonton, AB - Century Casino
May 8 Calgary, AB - Deerfoot Casino
June 2010
Jun 19 Thompson, MB
July 2010
Jul 1 Rockland, ON
Jul 23 Fergus, ON - Truck Show
July 24 Mattawa, ON - Voyageur Days
August 2010
Aug 13 Winkler, MB - Winkler Harvest Festival
Aug 14 Spanish, ON - Four Seasons Waterfront Complex (w/April Wine / Prism)
Aug 28 Dorchester, ON (w/Kim Mitchell)
November 2010
Nov 19 Brampton, ON - Rose Theatre

Toto European dates:
09 - Jul - 2010 Friday Clam Burg Clam Austria
10 - Jul - 2010 Saturday Wiesen Lovely Days Festival Austria
11 - Jul - 2010 Sunday Weert Bospop Festival Netherlands
13 - Jul - 2010 Tuesday Heerhugowaard (near Amsterdam) De Waerdse Tempel Netherlands
15 - Jul - 2010 Thursday Locarno Moon & Stars, Piazza Grande Switzerland
16 - Jul - 2010 Friday Singen Hohenentwiel Festival Germany
17 - Jul - 2010 Saturday 83671 Benediktbeuern Kloster Benediktbeuern Germany
20 - Jul - 2010 Tuesday Copenhagen KB Hall Denmark
More dates to be added!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rock News for Thursday 18th March, 2010


(Photograph © Ethan Russell. All rights reserved.)

New York, NY (March 18, 2010)—Eagle Rock Entertainment are delighted to announce that they have signed a deal with the Rolling Stones to release two DVDs this year. The Rolling Stones have long been viewed by many as Britain’s most important rock ‘n’ roll band and these releases, concentrating on some of their finest work laid down in the ’70s, will certainly cement that reputation.

The first of the releases 'Stones In Exile' is the story of the making of the classic album 'Exile On Main Street,' which was released in 1972 as a double LP and is considered by many to be their masterpiece. This title is due to be released in June with substantial bonus material and follows the broadcast of the main show by the BBC in late May, and the reissue of the album at the same time.

The second of the releases is 'Ladies And Gentlemen ... The Rolling Stones,' the legendary Rolling Stones concert film from 1972. Fully restored from the original film, it will be released nationally in cinemas and then receive its first ever authorized DVD release. The title will also be released in high definition on Blu-ray in the Autumn of 2010.

The Rolling Stones line-up featured on both Stones In Exile and Ladies And Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones is: Mick Jagger – vocals; Keith Richards – guitars; Bill Wyman – bass; Charlie Watts – drums; Mick Taylor – guitars.

Geoff Kempin of Eagle Rock commented, “We are delighted to add a band of such unparalleled caliber as the Rolling Stones to our catalogue and are delighted to be bring to consumers a pair of such important and high quality titles.”

Mickey Thomas' Starship new Live in Las Vegas CD / DVD set plus tour dates

It seems the current Starship band featuring Mickey Thomas have a new live CD / DVD set titled, 'Starship ... Live in Las Vegas' available solely through the bands website:
There's also an eight and half minute YouTube trailer at the page too:

This is the line up that includes the extremely talented Stephanie Calvert on lead vocals alongside Mickey Thomas, the full line up being as follows:
Darrell Verdusco - Drums
Phil Bennett - Keyboards, Background Vocals
Jeff Adams - Bass, Background Vocals
Mark Abrahamian - Guitar
and the aforementioned:
Stephanie Calvert - Vocals
Mickey Thomas - Vocals

The ironic thing is trying to get full product details on this release, is tricky, as the video trailer clearly shows Calvert singing old Jefferson Starship tracks like 'White Rabbit' and 'Somebody To Love' and the 10 track CD rear cover does state bonus songs on DVD, but not which bonus songs.

The CD tracklist appears to be:
1. Laying It On The Line
2. No Way Out
3. Jane
4. Sara
5. Nothin's Gonna Stop Us
6. Find Your Way Back
7. Winds Of Change
8. Stranger
9. We Built This City
10 It's Over

The band also has a mass of tour dates ahead for the year:
March 2010
Fri Mar 26, 27 and 28 '10 International Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World Epcot Center in Lake Buena Vista, FL
April 2010
Fri Apr 16 '10 Cactus Pete's Resort Casino in Jackpot, NV
Sat Apr 17 '10 Cactus Pete's Resort Casino in Jackpot, NV
May 2010
Sat May 1 '10 Thibodaux Fireman's Fair Grounds in Thibodaux, LA
Fri May 7 '10 Tulip Time Festival at the Central Wesleyan Church in Holland MI
Sat May 15 '10 Heart of Lake Cumberland Springfest, Monticello, KY
Sat May 22 '10 Blue Water Resort and Casino in Parker, AZ
Sun May 23 '10 Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, AZ
June 2010
Sat Jun 5 '10 Old Shawnee Days in Shawnee, KS
Sat Jun 12 '10 Thunder on the Lot at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, CA
Fri Jun 18 '10 Fan-Tastic Fridays at the Hollywood Park Race Track in Inglewood, CA
Fri Jun 25 '10 Liberty Savings Block Party at Whitney Park in St. Cloud, MN
Sat Jun 26 '10 Erie Summer Festival of the Arts at the Pepsi Amphitheatre in Erie, PA
July 2010
Fri Jul 2 '10 Riverfront Rendezvous at Pfiffner Pioneer Park in Stevens Point, WI
Sat Jul 3 '10 Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in Ocean Shores, WA
Fri Jul 16 '10 Sycamore Festival at Bechtold Park in Cincinnati, OH
Sat Jul 17 '10 UP Hog Wild at Lodal Park in Kingsford Iron Mountain MI
Sun Jul 18 '10 Rock n'Resort Music Festival at Clay's Park Resort at N. Lawrence, OH
Tue Jul 27 '10 Charles Zettek Municipal Center in Elk Grove Village, IL
Sat Jul 31 '10 Italian Heritage Festival in Des Moines, IA
August 2010
Thu Aug 5 '10 Pig in the Pines Rib Fest in St. Germain, WI
Sat Aug 7 '10 Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ with Toto's Bobby Kimball
Fri Aug 13 '10 Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton, GA
Sun Aug 15 '10 Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN
Thu Aug 26 '10 Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton, CA
Fri Aug 27 '10 The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA
September 2010
Sat Sep 4 '10 Delta Fair and Music Festival in Memphis, TN
Thu Sep 9 '10 Clovis Music Festivalat the Curry County Special Events Center in Clovis, NM
October 2010
Thu Oct 28, 29, 30, 31 '10 International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Epcot Center in Lake Buena Vista, FL
November 2010
Sat Nov 13 '10 Alma Performing Arts Center in Alma, AR

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rock News for Wednesday 17th March, 2010

Peter Frampton says, THANK YOU MR CHURCHILL

A new album from rock legend, Peter Frampton is due out on April 27th, 2010, titled 'Thank You Mr. Churchill.'

The new album will be supported by the following tour dates, some with Yes and others with Steve Miller.
All good stuff!

Here's the list of dates for 2010 so far - more to follow!

April 18 - NASCAR Race at TX Motor Speedway, Justin, TX
June 2010
June 15 - Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA (with Yes)
June 16 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT (with Yes)
June 18 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY (with Yes)
June 20 - Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Washington, PA (with Yes)
June 23 - Wolf Trap Foundation for Performing Arts, Vienna, VA (with Yes)
June 24 - Pier Six Concert Pavilion, Baltimore, MD (with Yes)
June 29 - Tag's Summer Sound Stage, Big Flats, NY (with Yes)
June 30 -CMAC, Canandaigua, NY (with Yes)
July 2010
July 4 - Lake Forest Venue, Blue Ash, OH (with Yes)
July 7 - Sandia Casino Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM (with Yes)
July 9 - The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA (with Yes)
July 10 - Harrah's Rincon, Valley Center, CA (with Yes)
July 11 - The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA (with Yes)
July 13 - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA (with Yes)
July 23 - Harris Park, London, Ontario, Canada (Festival date - )
July 30 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Alpharetta, GA (with Steve Miller Band)
July 31 - The Amphitheater at The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL (with Steve Miller Band)

Molly Hatchet finish new album

Picture from SPV - One happy Bobby Ingram after album's complete!

SPV have just posted the message that Molly Hatchet have completed their new album, with the following message:

"We are proud to announce that the fine tuning for the brand new MOLLY HATCHET album JUSTICE is done. We've heard it, we love it and we're sure that you will do too...

Find out for yourself. Release dates will be:
May 21st Germany
May 25th Europe
June 1st USA

Molly Hatchet live dates at this time - Posted at MySpace:
March 2010
Mar 27 2010 3:00PM - Jacksonville Landing: Somer Jam - Benefit for Somer Thompson & Family Jacksonville, Florida
April 2010
Apr 23 2010 8:00PM  - Cherokee Survivors Motorcycle Rally Cherokee, North Carolina
Apr 24 2010 8:00PM - Old Glory Harley Davidson Laurel, Maryland
May 2010
May 22 2010 12:00PM - PAL Field Brookhaven, New York
June 2010
Jun 5 2010 12:00PM - Sherman Theatre - Pocono Raceway Fest Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Jun 26 2010 12:00PM - Hampton Downtown Block Party Hampton, Virginia
July 2010
Jul 9 2010 12:00PM - Sheridan Wyoming Rodeo Sheridan, Wyoming
Jul 16 2010 12:00PM - Fire and Ice Rally Grants, New Mexico
Jul 17 2010 12:00PM - Roar On The Shore Erie, Pennsylvania
Jul 24 2010 12:00PM - Dakota Rock Fest @ Sioux Festival Grounds Sioux Falls, South Dakota

There are in fact a lot more dates being shown over at the bands official website:

One for Journey fans - Journey on Oprah - FYI: It's a repeat!

Brief one for Journey fans from the bands site:

"If you missed Journey on the Oprah show before, you are in luck!
The show is re-airing this Thursday, March 18, 2010. If you watched it the first time you can see it again. Check local listings for time and channel."

Z-Rock update message


We can now reveal part of day1 of Z Rock 2010's proceedings. We are currently in talks with another named act and we hope to announce them in the near future.

Currently confirmed are .... PRAYING MANTIS nwobhm hero's Praying Mantis will be appearing playing material from their critically acclaimed releases of late and their classic period.
Next up STAMPEDE, Stampede went down a storm last year but some of the Z crew missed their set due to business outside the venue, so we decided to bring them back because we can ;O).
We have offered the opening slot on a Friday over recent year to a unsigned band, this year we are proud to unveil KINN whom are based in the midlands and are highly recommended.

We have worked hard to keep ticket prices down over the 2 days, and that exactly what we have done with a near 20% reduction compared to 07, 08 and 09 for those whom take up the early bird offers.

Tickets for the show can be obtained now at the special discount rate of £17.50 [£22.50 after offer period] if purchased before April 16th, to do so call 07818 258294 mon - fri [9am -6pm] or Saturday [9am - 12 noon] or email
Tickets will not go on sale from JB's, ST Records or X Records until April 17th [at full price] In the interest of keeping the ticket prices down we have opted not to use the paypal service as in previous years dueto costs for using this service. However non UK residents can use paypal email for details.

The show will be staged at JB's, Dudley, England on Friday October 1st 2010. further information can be found at we hope to see you there.

and finally ... some sad news ...

My thoughts go out to my good friend back home in England, Steve Newman, whose new album by his own band Newman, 'The Art of Balance' was just released this week and he should be enjoying that.
Sadly instead, he has just lost his mother who passed away this week and had been battling illness since last year.
 Sincere condolences Steve, to you and your family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rock News for Tuesday 16th March, 2010

The Scorpions 2010 Tour News!

“Get USA Scorpions Tickets Early with Album Preorder - Special offer ends March 22.
This offer is exclusive to the USA!"

This is the Scorpions’ farewell tour – see them in all their high-decibel, hard-rocking glory one last time!

Preorder the new and final album 'Sting in the Tail' on iTunes to get first dibs on tickets for the US portion of their epic 'Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour.' Plus score the exclusive bonus track “Let’s Rock.” This is an iTunes exclusive offer; the album release is March 23rd.

Scorpions are saying goodbye after this final album and outing. They rocked the metal world for 40 years and sold more than 100 million records, but nowhere are they more aggressively ear-blitzing than on the stadium stage, still playing to head-banging sold-out crowds around the world.

Preorder your album from March 16 until March 22 at 11:59 PM on iTunes to get a unique password to purchase Scorpions tickets before they go on sale to the general public!
The first ticket presale will take place on from April 7 at 10 AM through April 9 at 10 PM (local venue time) for these shows:

◦June 18 – Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Cente
◦June 22 –Wantagh, NY at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

FM Announce UK Tour in support of new album

UK AOR champions, FM have just announced perhaps, the first ..., of  6 dates of a UK jaunt starting May 20th at Sheffield's O2 Academy 2 as their new album 'Metropolis' is about to be released.
The strange thing about the dates, is that the first 4 are in May, but then the other 2 are over a month away in July? Maybe they will add some other dates inbetween, but nothing more on that right now.
Here's the tour flyer:

Here's details of the FM newsletter to fans:

We're excited - we hope you will be too .....

We are very pleased to announce the following live dates in support of our new album Metropolis, you may remember it's out 29th March!!! Tour tickets on sale from 09:00, Wed 17th March.

May 2010May 20 Sheffield O2 Academy2 0844 477 2000
May 21 Glasgow Cathouse 0871 230 7131
May 22 Belfast Spring & Airbrake 003531 456 5569
May 23 Birmingham O2 Academy2 0844 477 2000
July 2010
July 08 Cardiff Millennium Plaza 02920 230130
July 09 London Islington O2 Academy 0844 477 2000

Special guests on these dates to be announced soon.
Get your copy of new album Metropolis before the official release date!
Copies pre-ordered from will be dispatched 19th March!

Click here to listen to Metropolis preview clips on our Media page:

Eagles about to rock the country, with .., all star country bill!

Classic rockers, with that underlying hint of country, The Eagles are going to hit big venues this summer on a tour that will bring country rockers Keith Urban and The Dixie Chicks along too.
This from The Eagles site:

Eagles Summer Tour

The Eagles, Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban* will be touring together for the first time when they hit the road on June 8th for a North American stadium concert tour. Tour dates and lineup is listed below.

The Eagles - Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - will perform hits from their more than 35-year career, such as "Hotel California," "Desperado," "Life In The Fast Lane," "Lyin' Eyes," "Take It To The Limit," "One Of These Nights," "Heartache Tonight," and more.

The Dixie Chicks - Martie Maguire, Emily Robison and lead singer Natalie Maines - will hit the stage for the first time in four years, performing songs from all four of their albums including smash hits, "Wide Open Spaces," "Goodbye Earl," and "Not Ready to Make Nice."

Keith Urban's career has produced some of the industry's best known and most loved songs - 11 #1s. "Days Go By," "Sweet Thing," Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me," "You'll Think of Me," "Better Life," as well as Billboard's Country Song of the Decade, "Somebody Like You," will highlight Urban's performance.

American Express Cardmembers will have early access to tickets beginning Monday, March 22nd at 10:00 AM and tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, March 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM.
Check for complete ticket information.

The concert utilizes All-In ticketing, which allows fans to purchase tickets without any added fees and streamlines the ticket buying process.

VIP Ticket Packages will be available at

2010 Tour Dates
June-8 *Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
June-10 East Rutherford, NJ New Meadowlands Stadium
June-12 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium
June-14 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Ball Park
June-15 Washington, DC Nationals Park
June-19 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
June-22 *Winnipeg, MB Canada Inns Stadium
June-24 *St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium
*Keith Urban is not appearing at these concerts.

  Brand new AXEL RUDI PELL album "The Crest" will be available from April 23rd in Germany / 26th of April rest of Europe.

Album Tracklist:
Prelude Of Doom (Intro) * Too Late * Devil Zone * Prisoner Of Love * Dreaming Dead * Glory Night * Dark Waves Of The Sea (Oceans Of Time Pt. II: The Dark Side) * Burning Rain * Noblesse Oblige (Opus #5 Adagio Contabile) * The End Of Our Time

In addition The AXEL RUDI PELL band will Tour Germany in support of 'The Crest's' release with special guest FREEDOM CALL starting 3rd May 2010. - Lucky German fans I guess!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Rock News for Monday 15th March, 2010



Some of the biggest and best names in Melodic Rock will once again gather for the biggest party of the year when MELODICROCKFEST 2 comes to Chicago for the weekend of April 30 - May 2.

Heading to the newly opened ROADHOUSE venue in the Chicago suburb of Elgin, MelodicRockFest 2 is the second major concert event organized by the popular hard rock website’s first show in October 2007 was held in South Bend and featured an audience made up of fans from 8 countries and 34 US states. And now its Chicago’s turn!

Spread over two full days (Saturday May 1 and Sunday May 2); with an additional VIP ticket holder night on Friday April 30; the event will feature 20 bands and additional special guests in a display of classic melodic and hard rock music.

Saturday’s show will be headlined by San Francisco hard rock legends Y&T. The band will be taking a break from the studio, preparing the release of their new studio album due mid-year to rock Chicago.

DANGER DANGER is one of the most popular hard rock acts to come out of the late 80s and in 2009 the band delivered one of the genre’s best new albums.
They’ll be playing all their biggest hits and some new tracks too.

PRIDE OF LIONS needs no introduction – featuring Chicago’s favourite rock legend Jim Peterik (ex-Survivor, Ideas Of March, World Stage) and vocalist Toby Hitchcock, plus members of the World Stage band, Pride Of Lions will appear for one of their rare live appearances.

EDEN’S CURSE features members from 4 different countries, but they will converge on the USA for the very first time to perform the best tracks from two acclaimed albums and maybe even preview the upcoming third opus. And they’ll record and film the set for a DVD release!

TERRY BROCK has been in the business for 20 years and is the current lead vocalist for much loved AOR act Giant and classic rock band Le Roux. But Terry has a solo career also and in his feature set, he will cover all the favourites and perhaps a surprise or two. His backing band will be popular New York melodic rockers Valentine.

ROCK SUGAR might just be one of the most talked about bands of the weekend. Their unique take on twisting songs into each other, or ‘mashing them’ together will have everyone talking. Fast becoming a YouTube sensation with their Metallica/Journey mash-up, these guys are going to rock the house.

US rockers TALON are another band bubbling under and will debut their new vocalist and film a live DVD at the same time.

Opening the day is FARCRY – a band with the attitude of any stadium act of the 80s.

Headlining Day 2 of MelodicRockFest is multi-platinum rockers WINGER. Famed for their musical prowess and fresh off a European tour, the band are supporting the release of their latest hard rock masterpiece Karma.

For the first time in 14 years, acclaimed NJ rockers TRIXTER will return to the mid-west to perform a true greatest hits set as they continue the tour that commemorates the 20th Anniversary of their debut album.

Pulling double duty for the show is Danger Danger frontman TED POLEY.
Ted will do his own set, concentrating on some D2 rarities and solo material, plus tunes from his Poley/Rivera release. Ted will be joined by guitarist Vic Rivera and band.

JIMI JAMISON (ex-Survivor) returns from a guest appearance that brought the house down at MRF1 to perform a solo set of new solo tracks and some much loved Survivor classics. Who knows what guests might join him on stage.

VOICES OF ROCK RADIO are just that. Kevin Chalfant (The Storm, Two Fires) and Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent, MSG) and the Two Fires Band perform their best known hits before inviting former Survivor vocalist Jimi Jamison to join the fun.

CROWN OF THORNS, featuring Jean Beauvoir and Tommy Lafferty will play a rare US soil live show in support of their latest studio album and a catalogue of much loved tunes that go back to the Paul Stanley (Kiss) produced debut album.

No Chicago based show would be complete without local legends 7TH HEAVEN – the hardest working band in the Midwest and recently featured on American Idol.

Opening up Day 2 is melodic hard rockers BOMBAY BLACK, a heavy duty live act that will get the day off to a thunderous start.

The Friday VIP Meet & Greet night is open to VIP ticket holders and will feature some acoustic performances from more melodic rock stars.

Headlining the night will be a rare special 30 minute set from ALIAS, featuring vocalist Freddy Curci and guitarist Steve DeMarchi.

Chicagoland rockers MECCA made an immediate impact with their debut album in 2000, but has never played live – until now. This will be a very special set not to be missed.
ROCK SUGAR couldn’t help but get involved again and will warm up for Saturday with some acoustic tracks.
And joining us again from MRF1 is US melodic rock band GOODBYE THRILL, who might just ignore the acoustic night premise to deliver some rocking tunes.

A number of the weekend guests will be on hand to meet and greet fans and sign autographs and share a drink or two.
Tickets for this very special only event are on sale now.
Purchase tickets online at the festival website: or call Revolution Tickets for credit card phone sales on 312-675-8025.

About The website is run by Australian based journalist Andrew McNeice and first made its debut in the first week of January 1997.
Since that time it has become one of the most respected and leading websites in the world, taking in 42 million hits and currently services 275,000 unique users per month.

Merchandise from and the participating artists will be on sale throughout the day as will a major CD Vendor with many current and recent titles to purchase.

Full show information can be found at:
The event hotel for MRF2 is the Holiday Inn in Elgin. Discount rates are available by logging on to the event website.

For additional information regarding MELODIC ROCK FEST 2 show, please contact Andrew McNeice on +61 403 922016 or E-mail:
All artists are available for interviews to promote the event.


38 Special, no new album yet but many new tour dates!

No new news on any new album from 38 Special since 2004's 'Drivetrain' release, but these guys have got such a historic back catalogue they are hitting the road again - When do they ever stop?! - to share some of their classic music.
If you've never seen 38 Special live, go see 'em! It's a great show!

Here's their current tour dates at their site:
March 2010
3/26/10 St Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
3/27/10 Duluth, GA Wild Bill's
April 2010
4/7/10 Green Cove Springs, FL Clay County Fair
4/17/10 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn's Peak
4/24/10 College Station, TX Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater
May 2010
5/7/10 Lincoln City, OR Chinook Winds Casino
5/8/10 Lincoln City, OR Chinook Winds Casino
5/15/10 Richardson, TX Wildflower Music Festival
5/28/10 Herrin, IL Herrinfesta Italiana
5/29/10 Bossier City, LA Diamond Jacks Casino
5/30/10 Caruthersville, MO Lady Luck Casino
June 2010
6/5/10 Marion, KS Chingawassa Day Festival
6/12/10 Joplin, MO Boomtown Days
6/19/10 Rochester, NY Rochester International Jazz Festival
6/25/10 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH Air Force Museum
6/27/10 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 2010
7/3/10 Greeley, CO Greeley Stampede
7/9/10 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort
7/10/10 Webster, MA Indian Ranch
7/15/10 St. Clairsville, OH Jamboree In The Hills
7/16/10 Springville, IN Lawrence County Park
7/20/10 Kirksville, MO NEMO Fairgrounds
7/22/10 Oshkosh, WI Leach Amphitheater
7/23/10 Omaha, NE Rosenblatt Stadium
7/24/10 Chicago Ridge, IL Ridgefest
7/25/10 Louisville, KY Churchill Downs
7/31/10 Maquoketa,IA Jackson County Fairgrounds
August 2010
8/6/10 Waverly, IA Bremer County Fair
8/7/10 Wausau, WI Wisconsin Valley Fair
8/8/10 Sturgis, SD Broken Spoke Saloon
8/20/10 Brownsville, OR Willamette City Music Festival
8/26/10 Boise, ID Western Idaho Fair
8/27/10 Wendover, NV Peppermill Concert Hall
8/31/10 Monroe, WA Evergreen State Fair
September 2010
9/1/10 Filer, ID Twin Falls County Fair
9/4/10 Las Vegas, NV Silverton Casino
9/18/10 East Durham, NY Blackthorne Resort
October 2010
10/22/10 Pensacola, FL Interstate Fairground

Simon and Garfunkel to tour together again

Yeah, I know, not exactly hard rocking news to be posted here, but a great many rock fans are or were fans of this hugely successful duo's music.
Yes, it seems Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel - Who are both certainly getting 'up there' in their years - are willing to hit the USA and mostly Canadian roads again during April and May 2010 as Simon and Garfunkel, to share many of their great songs with Joe public, although ticket prices I would no doubt imagine, will be something else!

Here's the official notice and dates announced at their joint site:

Beginning in Vancouver on April 29, the majority of the dates will be in Canada, bringing the pair to multiple cities for the first time in many years -- and several others for the first time ever -- in addition to selected dates in the US.

The pair recently performed a heralded set at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert. "Simon and Garfunkel walked onstage together to a rapturous standing ovation," said Rolling Stone, and "ended with a jubilant "Cecilia" that had everybody in the Garden singing along." The Times of London said simply: "One of the most extraordinary jam sessions in the history of rock'n'roll."

For the upcoming shows Simon & Garfunkel will perform a set of timeless songs from their catalog, in addition to highlights from Paul & Art's solo careers -- each night a journey through an awe-inspiring musical legacy that has proven to be the soundtrack for generations.

Simon & Garfunkel North American Spring Tour 2010 - Confirmed Dates

Date Day City Venue
April 2010
24-Apr Sat New Orleans LA Jazz & Heritage Festival
29-Apr Thu Vancouver BC General Motors Place

May 20101-May Sat Edmonton AB Rexall Place
2-May Sun Calgary AB Pengrowth Saddledome
4-May Tue Saskatoon SK Credit Union Centre
5-May Wed Winnipeg MB MTS Centre
7-May Fri Fargo ND Fargodome
8-May Sat St. Paul MN Xcel Energy Center
9-May Sun Madison WI Kohl Center Arena
11-May Tue Detroit MI - Venue TBC
12-May Wed Toronto ON Air Canada Centre
14-May Fri Ottawa ON Scotiabank Place
15-May Sat Montreal QC Bell Centre