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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Rock News for Saturday 17th April, 2010

Tom Petty pushes back first 10 dates of tour
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Important Tour / Album Update
Due to a delay in the arrival of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ new album Mojo, it was announced today that the first 10 dates of the 2010 summer tour will be rescheduled in September and October.

The album will be released on Reprise Records on June 15. The band sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused and hope fans can make the rescheduled dates which are listed below.

Additionally, the tour will add additional dates including a second show at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia on August 1 and others to be announced shortly. Further information for all additional shows including Highway Companions Club Presale information, will be announced soon, well before the show dates.
Tickets for the rescheduled concerts will be honored on the new dates. Refunds are available at the point of purchase if desired. Complete ticket, tour and on sale information is available at the tour page.

Click here to read about Mojo - - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers first studio album in 8 years.
Lots more information on Mojo will follow.

All dates between June 5 and August 27 will go on as planned.
Currently rescheduled dates are listed in italics below.
Sep 16 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum (w/TBD)
Sep 18 Raleigh Time Warner Cable Pavilion at Walnut Creek (w/TBD)
Sep 19 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (w/TBD)
Sep 21 Dallas Center (w/TBD)
Sep 24 Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (w/TBD)
Sep 26 Phoenix US Airways Arena (w/TBD)
Sep 28 San Diego Cricket Wireless Pavilion (w/TBD)
October 2010
Oct 01 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl (w/TBD)
Oct 02 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (w/TBD)

**It has not yet been confirmed whether Joe Cocker will still appear as special guest on the rescheduled shows. More details to follow on this very soon.

***For customer service inquiries relating to tickets, please contact the ticketing site here:
Entire Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 2010 Tour information is available at the tour page:

Primal Fear US Tour begins May 20th.

German rockers Primal Fear kick off their 2010 US tour on May 20th, starting in New York.
Here are the full tour dates:

May 2010 USA
20th New York, NY @ Gramercy
21st Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
22nd Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
26th Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
27th Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
28th Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern
29th Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
30th St Paul, MN @ Station 4
June 2010 USA
01st Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
03rd Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04th Portland, OR @ Peter's Room
05th San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
06th Santa Ana, Ca @ Galaxy Theatre
08th West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
09th Mesa, AZ @ U.B.'s
10th Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
12th Houston, TX @ Meridian
13th Austin, TX @ Emo's
Foreigner launches new website
ForeignerOnline version 5.0 Launches!

We are delighted to unveil the new version of v. 5.0! It has been close to 7 months since the release of Can't Slow Down (In the USA) and with the UNITED IN ROCK tour coming up this spring, we felt it was the right time for a new look. We are very excited about some new features which include the addition of RSS feeds and sharing capabilities for news, tour dates, & videos! It has never been so easy to stay connected to Foreigner! Membership is intact along with the community forum and the Member's section, so you can pick up where you last left off. We ask you to please bear with us with during this transition. If you have any problems with your account please feel free to contact us at Enjoy and take a look around!

Also ....
Can't Slow Down Available on iTunes

Can't Slow Down is now available for purchase on iTunes! The release includes the new album only and is priced at $9.99. For only $2 more, the full 3 disc version is still available at Walmart! This version includes the new album, a re-mixed CD of Foreigner classics, and a live DVD from the 2009 Europe Summer Tour!

Update - Saturday 17th April, 2010

Apologies for lack of updates this past week, just started a new and very demanding job this past week, so it took a huge chunk out of this week, to add to that I'm heading in today and will most likely be there tomorrow too ... So a seriously busy week. 
Anyway hope to add some news updates here later today and at some point on Sunday too, so keep tuned to Chambers of Rock and I'll keep you up to date with what's going on with all that I hear!
To all, have a great weekend!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Newman - The Art of Balance CD review

Newman – The Art of Balance (Chrome Dome)

So, how does an artist that’s released 7 impressive previous albums, 5 through a genre specific label and 2 other self financed, again strong releases …., follow that?
He does it again!

Yes, Steve Newman the man behind the band Newman, has conjured up another gem, off his own back in The Art of Balance and after getting himself and his new live band, much praise at last years UK Z-Rock festival and guest slot to John Waite, he did himself a world of good! That praise it seems has this year earned him a place at the UK’s now premier melodic rock event, Firefest in 2010.

In addition to that he’s got a slot at this years Cambridge Rock Festival, along with a few more live shows as well, so 2010 looks like the year Newman will more than prove themselves over past years when there weren't so many live gigs from the band.
From what Steve has told me, he's very happy with the new live Newman band, so catch them live if you can!

He’s certainly got a great new album to plug too, yes The Art of Balance with it’s very clever and dare I say it, pretty cover -There I said it! – is one to go and get!

He open’s the album in a similar fashion to his Heaven Knows album, with some radio broadcast compilations telling of the deaths of stars such as Elvis, Michael Hutchence, Kurt Cobain and Michael Jackson as the intro to ‘Hero To Zero.’ Something that’s predominantly clear on this album, is how strong a presence the bass playing has here, much more so than before.

Anyway, that aside it’s a great rocking song with Steve Newman playing some of his finest lead work here, but also, what strong hooks too. Something he seems to have no trouble with pulling off at all.

‘Edge of the World’ starts with just vocals, some deft keyboard touches, then …, it’s that bass again! Then the song launches and just grows bigger and bigger and with great structure and tasty solo work again.
Love it!

Next track, ‘Endless’ in a similar way to the previous track starts kind of laid back, before building with the drums, easing back a little with the verse and the chorus just kills with it’s urgency and hook strength and then he takes it further to another level, in the mid section before coming back with that strong chorus repeating. Great!

‘The Miracle’ is a mid paced track, that at first didn’t grab me but with further plays, it’s showing it’s growing strength and now it’s grown with each listen and proved it’s place here and the mans vocals never seem to amaze how he’ll throw something different in the mix, with his phrasing and it just adds a little bit more with each album.

Power ballad time then, with next track ‘Stay With Me’ and it’s an area Steve Newman has no trouble with as he eases through more hook lines and big choruses.

Now Steve don’t get upset, but I have to say it …. ‘Tumble Down’ starts with a sound not unlike something Journey would do, with a big impact before getting into a chug along verse and then the pace picks up for an uptempo chorus, and goes back and forth this way before solo time comes along and off he soars!

Keyboard arpeggios start ‘Wish You Well,’ before the song comes on with a tight, snappy verse and again good chorus but perhaps not as strong a song as the previous 6 tracks, but still good stuff.
‘Find My Heart’ starts with some breathy vocals and slow verse before the chorus kicks in strongly and yes, the song grows nicely.

Next track, ‘Your Surrender’ seems to take Newman in a slightly different direction, with the structure of the song, still a good, easier going pop rocker.
‘Break It Again’ starts slow with guitar used to good effect and again, this track wasn’t grabbing me so much initially but on further plays I really like this song.

Tell me, is that a ballad I hear?! ‘Forever’ is a strong ballad that put simply, just takes things down a little and Newman take their foot off the accelerator just for a little while. Nice one again!

Closing track is ‘Stronger’ and it’s a good mid to up tempo paced, edgy pop rocker, that's well structured initially, then it takes a bit of a back seat and Mr. Newman allows himself a little longer solo this time than previous and this then takes the song out to almost 7 minutes. Sweet stuff!
So yes, I do like this album and yes Steve Newman deserves credit here for sure, as he has indeed come up with a good one ..., yes yet again!

It’s a very good and strong release with some very good guitar work throughout, strong vocals too and this  should certainly make fans of the band very happy and also they should look forward to some Newman live dates with 2 festival dates lined up and some select other dates being confirmed too! - In the UK only unfortunately!
Rating: 4 / 5

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rock News for Thursday 15th April, 2010




This will be the SCREAM heard around the world.

OZZY OSBOURNE will release SCREAM — his first album in almost three years and 10th studio album overall — June 15 via Epic Records. Produced by OZZY and Kevin Churko, both of whom did the same honors for OZZY’s 2007 worldwide million-seller Black Rain, the album will feature the first single "Let Me Hear You Scream."
A preview of "Let Me Hear You Scream" can be experienced here:

The multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recorded most of SCREAM at his Los Angeles home studio, The Bunker, and co-wrote all the songs, primarily with Churko. Notably, the album marks the first appearance of OZZY’s new guitar player, Gus G.

OZZY’s band also features bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman. In addition to “Let Me Hear You Scream,” the album’s confirmed tracks are: "Diggin Me Down", "Let It Die", "Soul Sucker", "Fearless", "I Want It All", "Time", "Crucify" and “I Love You All."

OZZY will also embark on an 18-month world tour (dates TBA) in support of SCREAM, with news about OZZFEST to emerge next week.

OZZY recently stormed onto a non-music chart with his autobiography I AM OZZY (Grand Central Publishing) — the rock icon’s unbelievable story told, for the first time, in his hilarious, witty, and inimitable voice — debuting at #2 on The New York Times best-sellers list amid glowing reviews.


Find yourself dreading going back to work or school most Sunday nights? Well, Judas Priest is offering to blow away any Sunday blues you may be experiencing on the evening of April 18th, when two kick-ass Priest programs will air on HD NET at 6:25pm EST and 6:55pm EST, respectively. First up will be ‘The Making of British Steel,’ as all four original members look back on how they created one of the most influential (and biggest selling) heavy metal records of all time. With clips and stories of the entire process thirty years later, this special is a music lover's dream. And immediately following will be ‘Judas Priest Live: British Steel 30th Anniversary Special,’ which sees the group play the entire classic ‘British Steel’ album in its entirety (as well as other Priest classics) from the Hard Rock Seminole Arena in Hollywood, Florida.

The latter live performance will also be included as a DVD with the upcoming ‘British Steel 30th Anniversary,’ which is set for release on May 11th. Long considered one of heavy metal’s all-time classic albums, ‘British Steel’ (originally released in 1980) spawned such Priest classics as “Breaking the Law” and “Living After Midnight,” and is pound for pound arguably one of Priest’s strongest and most potent recording from front to back.

‘British Steel 30th Anniversary’ will be made available as two different versions - one that will be available online and in stores, as well as one that will be sold exclusively through the group’s site (which features the ‘British Steel’ CD and the live DVD, as well as a CD which is the “audio counterpart” of the DVD - minus one track). Get ready to break the law once more with the mighty Priest!

RATT's first studio album in 11 years , Infestation, doesn't come out until next week.

However, you can stream the ENTIRE ALBUM and take a tour of the electrifying album booklet right here:

Don't forget, special VIP packages with your chance to meet RATT at their April and May shows are still available!

Go here to find out when they are coming to your town and to purchase tickets:

FM's UK tour support from Airrace and Romeo's Daughter
New's from FM in support of their upcoming 'Metropolis' tour.
It gives us great pleasure to announce AIRRACE and ROMEO'S DAUGHTER will be joining us on our May and July dates!
AIRRACE are our special guests for Sheffield May 20, Glasgow May 21 and Cardiff July 08.
ROMEO'S DAUGHTER will be our special guests at Birmingham May 23 and London July 09.
Special guests for Belfast will be announced soon.


PRETTY MAIDS have just finished the shooting of the videoclip for the single “Little Drops of Heaven” under the direction of Thomas Tjader (Saint Deamon), taken from the forthcoming album “Pandemonium” to be released on Frontiers Records on May 14th in Europe and June 8th in the USA. “Little Drops of Heaven” will also be released as a digital single only on Friday April 16th.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Rock News for Tuesday 13th April, 2010

More Scorpions farewell tour dates added, leaked by Pollstar

It seems that German rockers, The Scorpions are being good to their word with their previous statement of 30+ tour dates in North America on their farewell tour, in support of final album, 'Sting In The Tail.'
Maybe not quite 30 yet, but a few more dates have been leaked by Pollstar that do not / have not yet been shown on the bands own website.
It also seems that it's not just the aforementioned Dokken and Cinderella opening, as Ratt and Tesla have also been picked to open on select dates.

The additional Scorpions North American dates are in Guilford, NH,  Clarkston, MI, Pittsburgh and Nashville as well.
The full US tour dates now looking like this:

Date, City, State, Venue.
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" 
Tue 06/22/10 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Wed 06/23/10 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
Fri 06/25/10 Quebec City, QC Pavillon de la Jeunesse
Sat 06/26/10 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Sun 06/27/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 2010
Thu 07/01/10 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Fri 07/02/10 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest Grounds - Appearing at "Summerfest"
Mon 07/05/10 Pittsburgh, PA The Amphitheatre At Station Square
Thu 07/08/10 Sarnia, ON Centennial Park - Appearing at "Sarnia Bayfest"
Sat 07/10/10 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Fri 07/16/10 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Sat 07/17/10 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre @ State Fairgrounds
Mon 07/19/10 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theater For The Performing Arts
Sat 07/24/10 Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre - Appearing at "Rock "N' America"
Mon 07/26/10 Albuquerque, NM The Pavilion
Tue 07/27/10 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
Thu 07/29/10 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
Sat 07/31/10 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
August 2010
Fri 08/06/10 Roseburg, OR Douglas County Fairgrounds - Appearing at "Douglas County Fair"
Sat 08/07/10 Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater - Appearing at "Clark County Fair"
Fri 08/13/10 Sturgis, SD The Legendary Buffalo Chip - Appearing at "Sturgis Rally"
Tue 08/17/10 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center

Cheap Trick playing live US dates with Blondie and some with Squeeze

This is probably old news to many die hard Cheap Trick fans, but doing the rounds tonight I stumbled on the info that Cheap Trick will indeed be playing a number of select dates with UK pop rockers Squeeze and other dates with Blondie too!

Cheap Trick live dates as follows, with Squeeze and Blondie identified below:
April 2010
4/14/10 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up – CT on at 8:30pm
4/17/10 – Long Beach, CA – Grand Prix. CT on at approx. 6:30pm.
4/24/10 - Laughlin, NV – Laughlin River Run/Aquarius Casino Resort – CT on at 9pm
May 2010
5/01/10 – Cary, NC – Booth Amphitheater – CT on at 9:30pm.
5/21/10 – Fredericksburg, VA – Celebrate Virginia Live – CT on at 8:15p
5/22/10 – Ashburn, VA – Loudoun Summer Music Fest – CT on at 7:45p
June 2010
6/04/10 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues – CT on at 8:30pm
6/05/10 – Peachtree City, GA – Fred Amphitheater – CT on at 9:00pm

July 2010 - Dates with Squeeze follow:
7/09/10 – Columbus, OH – LC Outdoor Amphitheatre – with Squeeze
7/10/10 – Chicago, IL – Ravinia – with Squeeze. CT on at 9pm.
7/13/10 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall – with Squeeze
7/14/10 - Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion – with Squeeze
7/16/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Music Center – with Squeeze
7/17/10 – Guilford, NH – Meadowbrook Pavilion – with Squeeze
7/18/10 – New Brunswick, NJ – State Theater – with Squeeze

August 2010 - Dates with Blondie follow:
8/20/10 – Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair – with Blondie
8/21/10 – Red Wing, MN – Treasure Island Casino – with Blondie
8/27/10 – Detroit, MI DTE Energy Center – with Blondie
8/28/10 – Dayton, OH – Fraze Pavillion – with Blondie
8/29/10 – Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion – with Blondie
September 2010
9/03/10 – Memphis, TN – Live At The Garden – with Blondie

Live Chickenfoot concert webcast from Cabo Wabo April 24th

Tuesday, 13 April 2010 You probably knew Chickenfoot is doing two FREE shows in Cabo Apr 23 and 24 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Cabo Wabo cantina in Mexico, but now the band has decided that the 24th show will be webcast LIVE!

LIVE WEBCAST from Cabo on April 24th at 9pm Mountain Time (8pm PDT, 11pm EDT)!
More details with be forthcoming and you can rsvp for a reminder email the day before with the viewing link at

Chickenfoot’s “Get Your Buzz on Live” new release date MAY 4th

Tuesday, 13 April 2010 The release date for Chickenfoot’s “Get Your Buzz on Live” DVD & Blu-ray has been changed from April 20th to MAY 4th.

The DVD & Blu-Ray can be pre-ordered at Van Halen Store.
“Get Your Buzz on Live” [DVD] - $17.95 - Order the DVD now!
“Get Your Buzz on Live” [Blu-Ray] - $19.95 Order the Blu-Ray now!


Filmed with 16 hi-definition cameras over three sold out concerts, Chickenfoot: Get Your Buzz On “Live” offers fans an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience four rock’n’roll legends sharing the stage and blowing the roof off with their explosive musicianship and dynamic onstage chemistry. Filmed by award-winning director Daniel E. Catullo III (Rush, Creed, Godsmack, Smashing Pumpkins).

The Blu-ray and DVD features one full concert shot at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, Arizona on September 23rd, 2009, plus live segments from shows at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia and The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jam-packed with exclusive, never-before-seen backstage footage, rare interviews, extra performance footage, photo gallery and hilarious segments featuring a host of surprise special guests including Adam Corolla, Bob Weir and Christopher Guest alias “Nigel Tufnel” from the cult classic Spinal Tap.

CONCERT (97 minutes)
1) Avenida Revolucion
2) Sexy Little Thing
3) Soap on a Rope
4) My Kinda Girl
5) Down the Drain
6) Bitten By The Wolf
7) Oh Yeah
8.) Learning to Fall
9) Runnin’ Out
10) Get It Up
11) Turnin’ Left
12) Future in the Past
13) Bad Motor Scooter
14) My Generation
(60 minutes)

dts 5.1 Surround Sound
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Stereo (DVD)
LPCM Stereo (Blu-ray)

Chickenfoot, who won Best New Band of 2009 at the UK’s prestigious Classic Rock Magazine Awards, and originally formed in 2008, features vocalist Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen, Montrose), bassist Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen), drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani.

News briefs ....

Steve Lukather announces new album title.
Steve Lukather is working on a his new studio album 'All's Well That Ends Well.' Follow his new project from the first ideas in October 2009 till the planned release in fall 2010 right here! So check in regularly.

The current line up of The Sweet, current tour dates:
May 2010
Saturday May 1st - The Conejo Valley Days Festival
Thousand Oaks, CA

Saturday May 15, 2010 - The Wildflower Festival
Richardson, Texas

Friday, May 28th - The Galaxy Theatre
3503 South Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana 92704

June 2010
Saturday June 12 - The Deerfoot Casino
Calgary, Alberta
Ontario, Canada T2Z 3W4

June 26nd. 2010 - Summer Jam
KGGO Radio Show Party
Des Moines, Iowa

July 2010
Saturday July 8, 2010 - Thunder Mountain Rock Festival
Rock Dakota Ranch
Sawyer, North Dakota

Saturday July 31 - The Brixton, Redondo Beach Pier
Redondo Beach CA 90277


After playing several successful concert dates in South America last year, Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow/Deep Purple/Yngwie Malmsteen) returns to the continent for more shows this May.
Although it is still possible that some other dates may be added, here is the list of confirmed dates as of April 10.
Garnoe Productions, the company that is producing the dates, has launched a revised website to promote JLT's Latin American "Blood Red Sky Tour." LINK:

Asia new US tour dates added

Asia hot on the heels of the release of their new album, 'Omega,' have lined up a number of US tour dates, the latest of which are included here:

Date, Venue, Location
August 2010
Aug 10th - Bergen PAC, Englewood, NJ
Aug 12th - Market Block Party, Syracuse, NY
Aug 13th - House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
Aug 14th - Armory, Rochester, NY
Aug 15th - Carnegie Hall of Homestead, Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 17th - Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC
Aug 18th - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
Aug 20th - House of Blues, Dallas, TX
Aug 21st - House of Blues, Houston, TX
Aug 23rd - Club 101, El Paso, TX
Aug 25th - Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
Aug 26th - Veijas Casino at DreamCatcher, Alpine, CA
Aug 27th - Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
Aug 28th - The Grove, Anaheim, CA
As always, a complete list of dates can be found on the Tour Dates page:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Update for Monday 12th April, 2010

Hi folks, I know, I know .... Where's all the updates?!
Well, a busy weekend indeed in the family, much going on, some personal changes - away from here, there's a new day job, very demanding! - also big PC problems with my beast still not right!
Soon there may well be a new PC ..., but not right now ...

Good news is, listening to a lot of great new music, that really is impressing me.
I can tell you, the new ones from The Scorpions, Newman, Uriah Heep (Celebration - old ones redone!) and Treat to name just a few, are all very tasty new albums! Reviews coming soon!

Anyway, you don't want to hear anymore from me, you want the news!

Winwood + Santana 2010 North American Tour!

PRNewswire-- "The Carlos Santana Universal Tone Tour 2010 gets underway on June 30 with an initial North American leg running through early August. Carlos and the Santana Band will be joined on the road by special guest Steve Winwood, who will open the dates. Following the kick-off concert at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN, the tour travels through the Midwest and Canada for the first half of July, and then heads to the East coast.

Highlights along the way include shows at Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, IL (7/9); Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, ON (7/11); Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (7/15); Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY (7/18); Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA (7/23); Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre in Virginia Beach, VA (7/27), and Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, FL (8/1). Additional North American dates and international legs of the Universal Tone Tour 2010 will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Universal Tone Tour 2010 will feature hits from Santana's four-decade-long career, as well as songs from a brand new studio album that Carlos Santana is currently putting finishing touches on. Santana's most recent release was the2010 reissue of Supernatural as a 2-CD Legacy Edition — featuring 11 previously unissued bonus tracks — in celebration of the classic nine-time GRAMMY-winning album's 10th anniversary."

Steve Winwood will release a multi-disc career retrospective on June 7th entitled “Revolutions – The Very Best Of Steve Winwood”. It is a portrait of one of the most influential British musicians in rock history; a singer-songwriter, peerless vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player.

With tracklistings personally selected by Steve Winwood from his five decade career, “Revolutions: The Very Best Of Steve Winwood” will be available in two high quality formats: a single CD for the casual fan and a four CD deluxe box set including 60 page book for the connoisseur, with sleevenotes by writer Dylan Jones.
Stay tuned to for more breaking news, ticket info, and updates.

6/30/10 - St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center

July 2010
7/1/10 - Milwaukee, WI

7/4/10 - Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre
7/6/10 - Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center

7/7/10 - Indianapolis, IN
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/9/10 - Tinley Park, IL
Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/10/10 - Clarkston, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/11/10 - Toronto, ON
Molson Amphitheatre

7/15/10 - Montreal, QC
Bell Centre

7/17/10 - Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

7/18/10 - Wantagh, NY
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

7/20/10 - Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center

7/21/10 - Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun

7/23/10 - Mansfield, MA
Comcast Center

7/24/10 - Camden, NJ
Susquehanna Bank Center

7/25/10 - Bristow, VA
Jiffy Lube Live

7/27/10 - Virginia Beach, VA
Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre

7/28/10 - Charlotte, NC
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/29/10 - Atlanta, GA
Chastain Park Amphitheatre

7/31/10 -Tampa, FL
Ford Amphitheatre

August 20108/1/10 - West Palm Beach, FL
Cruzan Amphitheater

30 Years on, Roger Waters tours The Wall again

It's now been a while since Roger Waters officially left Pink Floyd and went it alone, that said, the guy has always pulled in various talented muso's to join him on the road, each time he tours.
Well, it's now been 30 years since Pink Floyd's The Wall was let loose and now Waters want to tour it again, why ..?
Read on in his own words!

Roger Waters, 2010

I recently came across this quote of mine from 22 years ago:

"What it comes down to for me is this: Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they deceive us and keep us apart?”

I believe this is still a supremely relevant question and the jury is out. There is a lot of commercial clutter on the net, and a lot of propaganda, but I have a sense that just beneath the surface understanding is gaining ground. We just have to keep blogging, keep twittering, keep communicating, keep sharing ideas.

30 Years ago when I wrote The Wall I was a frightened young man. Well not that young, I was 36 years old.
It took me a long time to get over my fears. Anyway, in the intervening years it has occurred to me that maybe the story of my fear and loss with it’s concomitant inevitable residue of ridicule, shame and punishment, provides an allegory for broader concerns.: Nationalism, racism, sexism, religion, Whatever!
All these issues and ‘isms are driven by the same fears that drove my young life.

This new production of The Wall is an attempt to draw some comparisons, to illuminate our current predicament, and is dedicated to all the innocent lost in the intervening years.
In some quarters, among the chattering classes, there exists a cynical view that human beings as a collective are incapable of developing more ‘humane’ ie, kinder, more generous, more cooperative, more empathetic relationships with one another.
I disagree.
In my view it is too early in our story to leap to such a conclusion, we are after all a very young species.
I believe we have at least a chance to aspire to something better than the dog eat dog ritual slaughter that is our current response to our institutionalized fear of each other.

I feel it is my responsibility as an artist to express my, albeit guarded, optimism, and encourage others to do the same. To quote the great man, ” You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”
- Roger Waters, 2010

His tour dates can be found right here:


Moments before he was to take the stage last night (April 11th) in San Antonio, Doctors at Sea World urged Bret Michaels to go to the hospital as the singer had been suffering all day from severe stomach pains and what was assumed to be a severe case of the flu. After further examination by doctors in San Antonio it was determined that the singer was suffering from an acute appendicitis. He was rushed into emergency surgery at 1:00 a.m.. According to doctors, Michaels, who remains in the hospital, is doing well and beginning the recovery process.

Michaels who has been known to perform under extreme conditions that would make most performers cancel, will unfortunately have no choice but to reschedule some of his April tour dates. A listing of all dates being rescheduled will be posted to his website in the coming days.
For more info go to
Here's to a quick recovery for the guy!



Following his overseas appearances of major European festivals, British singer-songwriter and rock icon BILLY IDOL will hit the road with a six-week U.S. tour kicking off August 5 in Washington. Tour stops include Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Las Vegas, among others. For this tour, IDOL will be joined by his longtime guitarist Steve Stevens, Stephen McGrath on bass and Derek Sherinian on keyboards as well as his recently announced new bandmates: acclaimed guitarist Billy Morrison and drummer Jeremy Colson.
This tour marks the legendary rocker’s first U.S. tour since 2008. ....

On these dates IDOL will be performing classics from his storied career. As leader of the group responsible for starting a youth cult, Generation X, he was one of the original British punks who gave the rock establishment a good kick up the arse with such classics as "Ready, Steady, Go," "Wild Youth," "Your Generation" and "Dancing With Myself," the latter of which marked the transition to IDOL's solo career when it appeared in remixed version on his 1981 DON'T STOP EP. ....

Other show-stoppers will likely include hits from the Grammy and MTV nominee’s multi-platinum selling career including “Hot In The City,” “White Wedding,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” “To Be A Lover” and the #1 smash “Mony Mony.” He long ago found a way to take that sneering punk attitude into the pop and rock mainstream, carving out songs that have lasted a lifetime. All of these classics are included on 2008’s The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself, a career-spanning CD, Deluxe Edition CD/DVD and digital collection (Capitol/EMI). His immortal “Rebel Yell” was also featured on 2008’s Guitar Hero® World Tour game. In 2009, Eagle Rock Entertainment released IDOL’s first in-concert DVD “In Super Overdrive Live” (filmed at the Congress Theatre in Chicago). ....

The U.S. tour dates are as follows:....
August 2010
Thu 8/5 Tulalip, WA Tulalip Amphitheatre....
Sat 8/7 Roseburg, OR Douglas County Fair....
Sun 8/8 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino....
Wed 8/11 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino...
Fri 8/13 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino....
Sat 8/14 Hollywood, CA The Hollywood Palladium....
Mon 8/16 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery....
Tue 8/17 San Francisco, CA Filmore....
Thu 8/19 Santa Ynez, CA Chumash Casino....
Fri 8/20 Rancho Mirage, CA Agua Caliente Casino....
Sat 8/21 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl at the Palms
Tue 8/24 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom....
Wed 8/25 Houston, TX House of Blues....
Fri 8/27 Biloxi, MS Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino....
Sat 8/28 Robinsonville, MS Harrah’s Tunica....
Sun 8/29 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater....
September 2010
Wed 9/1 Portsmouth, VAlnTELOS Wireless Pavilion....
Fri 9/3 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion
Sat 9/4 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino
Sun 9/5 Rockford, IL On the Waterfront
Wed 9/8 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
Thu 9/9 Windsor, ON Caesar’s Windsor....
Sat 9/11 Rama, ON Casino Rama....
Sun 9/12 Montreal, QC Metropolis....
Tue 9/14 Boston, MA House of Blues....
Wed 9/15 New York, NY Hammerstein....
Fri 9/17 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues....
Sat 9/18 Gaitherburg, MD HFSestival.... (Huh?!)