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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Brief update for Wednesday 5th January, 2011

Frontiers Records sign Jimi Jamison and Bobby Kimball for joint project

Jimi Jamison (ex SURVIVOR singer) and Bobby Kimball (ex TOTO lead singer) are joining forces together in a duet album produced by Mat Sinner from the German Heavy Metal band Primal Fear.
Jimi and Bobby are currently putting their finishing touches on the recording of the lead vocals in Los Angeles, while the musical tracks have been recorded in Germany.

The songs on the album, which promises to be one of the highlights of 2011 in the Melodic Rock scene, have been selected from several songwriters including Richard Page (Mr Mister), Randy Goodrum (Toto, Steve Perry), Robert Sall (Work of Art), John Waite and more melodic rock luminaries.

Jimi and Bobby can be seen in this videoclip on Facebook presenting the album:!/video/video.php?v=1756792922076

The release is currently pencilled for spring 2011. More details to be announced shortly.

Gerry Rafferty RIP - Dead at 63
16 April 1947 – 4 January 2011

Gerry Rafferty, the Scottish singer-songwriter behind hit songs "Baker Street," "Night Owl," "Get it Right Next Time," and "Stuck in the Middle With You," has died. He was 63.

Rafferty's agent Paul Charles confirmed on Tuesday that his client had passed away following a long illness, but said he had no additional information on how or where he had died.

Rafferty's classic record "Baker Street" - renowned worldwide for its distinctive haunting saxophone solo - climbed to No. 3 in the U.K. and No. 2 in the U.S. music charts in 1978. It still achieves considerable airplay on radio stations.

Apparently Gerry Rafferty had gone through a very rough patch of hitting some serious lows, with
struggles with alcoholism and had also undergone treatment for liver failure. He reassured fans of his well-being in February 2009 after a former bandmate expressed concerns over his health and whereabouts in the press. Yet later in 2009 he released the album "Life Goes On."

He was a seriously underrated talent and it's very sad to hear of this loss.
There are various news stories around of course, but here's a couple:

RIP Gerry Rafferty

The GRAMMY Museum Presents An Evening With Robby Krieger

Please join us in welcoming The Doors legendary guitarist Robby Krieger to The GRAMMY Museum to discuss his new, GRAMMY-nominated pop instrumental album, Singularity. Before an intimate audience of 200 in the Museum's Clive Davis Theater, hear Krieger in conversation with Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation, Scott Goldman. They'll discuss the inspiration and creative influences behind not only his most recent release, but also his entire career. Following the interview, Krieger will take questions from the audience and perform selections from the album.

WHO:  Robby Krieger
WHEN:  Friday, January 14, 2010; 8 p.m.
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (Near the corner of Figueroa Street and Olympic Boulevard)

TICKET INFO: Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on starting December 23, 2010 at 12:00pm or at The GRAMMY Museum box office. All proceeds benefit The GRAMMY Museum.

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