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Monday, January 10, 2011

Rock News Update for Monday 10th January, 2011

The 'new' Thin Lizzy European shows, all recorded and made  available!

Well, it seems the latest line up of Thin Lizzy that features the following:
Scott Gorham - Guitars
Brian Downey - Drums
Darren Wharton - Keyboards
Marco Mendoza - Bass
Vivian Campbell - Guitars
Ricky Warwick - Vocals
Have just kicked off their European tour this month, in the UK are going to make each show available on USB sticks after each show and through MP3 download.
At this point, only the live show from Aberdeen on the 6th January, is available, but keep checking back after each show is performed to get the show you want to hear for yourself.
The Aberdeen show featured the following setlist, with some seriously looking extended versions of certain songs!

1.Are You Ready 3:34 Min.
2.Waiting For An Alibi 3:23 Min.
3.Jailbreak 3:53 Min.
4.Do Anything You Want To 5:00 Min.
5.Don't Believe A Word 2:02 Min.
6.Southbound 4:46 Min.
7.Dancing In The Moonlight 3:57 Min.
8.Massacre 2:54 Min.
9.Angel Of Death 6:12 Min.
10.Still In Love With You 8:48 Min.
11.Whiskey In The Jar 6:27 Min.
12.Emerald 4:37 Min.
13.Wild One 4:30 Min.
14.Bad Reputation 3:40 Min.
15.Sha La La 5:40 Min.
16.Cowboy Song 6:44 Min.
17.The Boys Are Back In Town 5:07 Min.
18.Rosalie 8:34 Min.
19.Black Rose 8:02 Min.

The live recordings will be available from:

The remaining Thin Lizzy European dates are as follows:
January 2011
10 England Leeds 02 Academy
11 Wales Llandudno Theatre
12 England Leichester De Montfort Hall
14 England Wolverhampton Civic Hall
15 England Manchester Apollo
16 England Bristol Colston Hall
18 England Southampton Guildhall
19 England Ipswich Regent
21 England Cambridge Corn Exchange
22 England London Hammersmith HMV Apollo
23 England London, Indigo2 at the 02
25 Holland Amsterdam Paradiso
26 France Paris Bataclan
28 Spain Madrid Joy Eslava
29 Spain Bilbao Rockstar Live
30 Spain Barcelona Apolo

1 Italy Bologna Estragon
2 Italy Milan Live Club
3 Switzerland Prattlen Z7
4 Germany Munich Theaterfabik
6 Austria Vienna Arena
7 Poland Warsaw Stodola
8 Germany Berlin C Club
9 Czech Republic, Prague Retro Music Hall
11 Germany Hamburg Markthalle
12 Germany Stuttgart LKA
13 Germany Koln live Music Hall
14 Luxembourg Luxembourg Rockhal Esch
16 N. Ireland Belfast Waterfront Hall
17 Ireland Dublin Olympia Theatre

So if you want to be a part of a live Thin Lizzy and have it as a keepsake, go and get your show ticket and get yourself recorded at the show of your choice!
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Toto, Steve Lukather and Simon Phillips Tour updates

Tour preview 2011 for Toto and band members!

2011 will be a busy year especially for Steve Lukather and Simon Phillips, who besides TOTO also take their various solo projects on the road.

In February Steve Lukather will return to Europe for another leg of his "All's well that ends well" Tour which will continue until the end of March 2011.

Meanwhile, Simon Phillips will visit Japan with Lee Ritenour and Mike Stern before rejoining Philippe Saisse and Pino Palladino for some PSP shows in the US until the end of February. In March PSP will be back in Europe for a whole month.
Finally, in June and July TOTO will be touring Europe for several weeks.

For full tour detail of each of these guys touring and of course Toto live dates, go to:

Dave Meniketti shares his thoughts on the loss of friend and band mate Phil Kennemore

Following the extremely sad passing of Phil Kennmore, bass player with Y&T since the beginning of their activities, fellow band mate, friend and original founder, Dave Meniketti has taken time out to share his thoughts and feelings on the loss of his close and dear friend.
This from Y&T's forum:

 The Passing of Phil Kennemore
It is with profound sadness and disbelief that I tell you that my best buddy for 37 years passed away this morning, January 7, 2011 at 1am at Stanford Hospital. Bravely and steadfastly battling the horrible spectacle of lung cancer, at the end he was surrounded by his family members, and the Y&T family up until his final breath.

All the beautiful things that I could say about my buddy Phil could never be summed up in a short sentence or two, and I promise that I will be back to say so much more about how I feel about him and his talents in due time. But for now, at 3am, after just having returned home from his passing, let me at least put this out there.

Phil Kennemore was not only a sweet and passionate man with his life, friends and family, but as an artist, he also had that rare ability to say what was on his mind with the most eloquent, clever, and to-the-point lyrics, yet could turn it on it's head in a second with some other viewpoint on reality and nail the point dead center. He was able to do what very few can - say the things that others have been thinking, but could never quite seem to put into words. He has always had a keen knack for doing that.

As a musician, with those huge fingers, his bass playing was always loud, strong, and deep, filling the largest or smallest of stages equally.

He had an amazingly strong life force that has influenced everyone who ever had the opportunity to be called a friend of his. I am forever grateful for our lifelong friendship, that was always in place throughout the worst and best of times. I will miss his sense of humor, his amazing wit, but most of all I will always miss not seeing him to my left on the stages I will play from this moment forward.

Yes, he was one of the class guys on this planet, and in this business, and I will always do what I can to spread the legacy of Phil Kennemore across the globe on every stage that I land on.

You know how much I love you Phil, and you knew how much your fans and fellow musicians loved and respected you. There was nothing left unsaid. You had a rich and wonderful life and I can only tell you that I was happy to have been alongside you every step of the glorious way.

Cheers to you, Phil.

Your friend forever,


Jeff Keith and Frank Hannon have been working in the studio recording some tracks for the "acoustic" style album that TESLA has been planning to release for the 20th anniversary of their multi platinum 5 MAN ACOUSTIC JAM album. There is no tentative title for the NEW release yet, but expect to hear some never before heard versions of TESLA classics such as "Changes", "Paradise" as well as some recordings of studio versions from the 2004 acoustic tour. Also featured will be a brand new song called "2nd Street", and the infamous "Better off without You" recorded acoustically. Stay Tuned for more....

Keep track of the band at:

3 Doors Down Acoustic Set in NYC to benefit Mark Farner's Son

3 Doors Down will play a 3 song acoustic set on January 17th at B.B. Kings Blues Club in Times Square, NYC.

The concert will be part of the final night of Rock 'n' Roll fantasy camp, which was led this year by Roger Daltrey, singer for The Who.

Rock Camp and Sweet Charity are teaming up to sell 200 VIP tickets on the final night concert featuring Roger Daltrey, Mark Farner, 3 Doors Down, Cliff Williams of AC/DC and all the rock stars from the camp, who will be performing in an unbelievable concert for the benefit of Jesse Farner, Mark Farner’s son.
Tickets for the event and more can be found here:

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Steven Tyler to Make Rounds on Late Night TV

Yes, Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler probably due to his activity with the forthcoming series of 'American Idol' - Due to start January 19th, is slated to appear on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Monday, January 10, 2011 along with American Idol judges Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez.
For more information, visit

The following Monday, January 17, 2011, Steven will appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS.
For more information, visit

I'd say, based on this, say 'bye, bye' to any possible summer tour from Aerosmith!
Perhaps he'll agree to doing something in the Fall / Autumn ...?

For all Aerosmith news, stick with:

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