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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rock News Update for Wednesday 19th January, 2011

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce
'Whitesnake - Forevermore'

WHITESNAKE, the legendary rock’n’roll legacy founded and formed by renowned singer/songwriter David Coverdale, unleashes a brand new storming ‘Snake statement, “Forevermore” on Frontiers Records on March 25th in Europe and March 29th in North America.

Their 11th studio album, “Forevermore” was recorded, produced and mixed by Coverdale, guitarist Doug Aldrich and Michael McIntyre at Snakebyte Studios and Grumblenott Studios & Villas in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, with additional work at Casa Dala, Sherman Oaks, CA, and Whitesnake will take to the road for a full world tour in support of the release.

Formed in 1977, and steered by the legendary Coverdale, Whitesnake carry a rightful reputation as one of the world’s leading rock’n’roll bands. Coverdale’s blues and soul roots, combined with a feral sense of rock and roll, have consistently shaped the ‘Snake’s sound, and add to that Coverdale’s love and appreciation of impeccable musicianship and you have a failsafe recipe for success.

Their ascent to the very top of the rock’n’roll tree was confirmed with 1987’s self-titled mega-platinum album, which saw two top 10 hits, two number one singles with ‘Here I Go Again’ and ‘Is This Love’ and a virtual 24 hour domination of MTV around the world. Such triumphs were surely foretold when as a young man from Saltburn-By-Sea, Coverdale enthusiastically answered the call to be Deep Purple’s singer. Such bombast, bravado, talent and passion have thus helped establish Whitesnake as the perennial platinum favorite they have become.

 With “Forevermore” Coverdale has reignited an explosively fruitful vein of creativity with guitarist and co-writer/producer Aldrich, Reb Beach (Winger, Alice Cooper) on guitar, Briian Tichy (Ozzy, Billy Idol, Foreigner) on drums and Michael Devin (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Lynch Mob) on bass, and as with all Whitesnake’s albums, Coverdale aided so capably by Aldrich opens up his heart and soul to express emotions and empathy rarely heard these days in any musical genre.

More than simply their latest release, “Forevermore” represents Whitesnake’s no holds barred, most heartfelt, melodic and musically muscular excursion for many a year.

The album’s release will be anticipated by the digital only release of the first single/videoclip “Love Will Set You Free” on February 21st.
Free download of the sample track can be found here:

“Forevermore” will be specially released on a “Snake Pack” edition for the first 3 weeks in England only. This very special release – arranged in conjunction with Future Publishing and Classic Rock magazine - will come with a collectors edition 132 pages deluxe magazine + A1 poster & metal pin badge and shall feature an exclusive cover art and 2 bonus live tracks “Slide It In” and “Cheap An’ Nasty” which will serve as an appetizer for the forthcoming “Live @ Donington 1990” CD and DVD set, to be released in the summer 2011.
You can pre-order your 'Snake Pack' right here, for £14.99 plus shipping:

The album will be also be released on a double gatefold vinyl format, with deluxe special editions to be announced shortly.

This time Coverdale and Co. have really laid it on the line for their fans, and be sure of this, the Snake’s charms are going to convert a whole new army of believers… just watch.

“Forevermore” will include the following songs:
Steal Your Heart Away; All Out Of Luck; Love Will Set You Free; Easier Said Than Done; Tell Me How; I Need You (Shine A Light); One Of These Days; Love And Treat Me Right; Dogs In The Street; Fare Thee Well; Whipping Boy Blues; My Evil Ways; Forevermore.

David Coverdale – vocals
Doug Aldrich – guitar
Reb Beach – guitars
Michael Devin – bass
Briian Tichy – drums

Produced by Los Bros Brutalos (David Coverdale, Doug Aldrich, Michael McIntyre)

Robert Plant remains 'happy' with Band of Joy - additional April tour dates
Following the success of the 2010 Band of Joy album, from ex-Led Zeppelin - Come on, you know he's done with Zep now, give it up! - frontman Robert Plant and his ..., ahem ... 'Merry men' shall we say?!
The Band of Joy ..., band who are currently on the road, have extended their current tour into April 2011.

His latest group are currently out on the road now, playing dates through the rest of January and on into February 2011, finishing that stretch on February 9th in Nashville, TN.
The new dates will start April 8th, in Louisville, Kentucky.

It seems Mr. Plant seems happy with the easy life of the laid back material he did with Alison Krauss and now continues with Band of Joy.
No more rock for the classic legendary former Led Zeppelin singer it seems. Let it go rock fans, I think he's done with all things rock ...
Those laid back live shows are as follows:

January 2011
Wed 01/19/11 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
Fri 01/21/11 Ann Arbor, MI Hill Auditorium
Sat 01/22/11 Toronto, ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
Sun 01/23/11 Toronto, ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
Tue 01/25/11 Boston, MA House Of Blues Boston Presented By Foxwoods Resort Casino
Wed 01/26/11 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
Fri 01/28/11 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand At Foxwoods
Sat 01/29/11 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Sun 01/30/11 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

February 2011
Tue 02/01/11 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
Wed 02/02/11 Raleigh, NC Memorial Auditorium
Fri 02/04/11 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Perf. Arts Center
Sat 02/05/11 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
Mon 02/07/11 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
Tue 02/08/11 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
Wed 02/09/11 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium

April 2011
Fri 04/08/11 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre
Sat 04/09/11 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
Mon 04/11/11 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
Tue 04/12/11 Minneapolis, MN The State Theatre
Fri 04/15/11 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
Sun 04/17/11 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tue 04/19/11 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Wed 04/20/11 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Fri 04/22/11 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
Sat 04/23/11 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Mon 04/25/11 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
Wed 04/27/11 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium

Slade back at Donington again? Jim Lea says, 'No way!'

As 2011 continues on, talk of who will play this years Download festival at Donington Park, raised an interesting possibility ..., but sadly that was all it was!

In 1981, yes 30 years ago this year Slade were a part of a pretty reasonable Donington Park line up for that years then annual 'Monsters of Rock' event, I know, I was there!

That day was headlined by AC/DC who had followed special guests Whitesnake.
Promising new band at the time, More had opened the day and then Blackfoot followed. Next it was Slade's turn, who really impressed.
Sadly for Blue Oyster Cult, they were a little out of place next and failed miserably to follow Slade's storming set.

I also saw them as the surprise, special guest act of the day at Reading's rock festival the year before, when Ozzy Osbourne pulled his Blizzard of Oz band out of Reading's 1980 weekend.
Slade came on the Reading stage as returning heroes that day and the crowd lapped it up so much, they didn't want Slade to leave and when Def Leppard followed them that year, as special guests to headliners Whitesnake on the Sunday night, were canned and bottled while onstage, but they battled on.
It was unbelieveble!
Slade had come on after the Tygers of Pan Tang, Budgie and Magnum too and all those acts had been well received too.
For Slade then, they found themselves with chart success once more in the 80's after going through a lean spell at the tale end of the 70's. Prior to that lean spell, the band had enjoyed six UK number 1 hit singles and a bunch of other hits.
Anyway, that's my Slade memories for you!

Classic Rock Magazine recently interview ex-Slade man Jim Lea, about the possibilities of Slade returning to this years Download festival, as a reunited band 30 years from their last Donington appearance?

Talking exclusively to Classic Rock, bassist/vocalist Jim Lea says: “Let’s leave it in the past. Why would we want to get back together to do it? This could never live up to what we did back then.
To me, there’s nothing to be gained. We can’t do those songs justice in the way that we used to."

“If people want nostalgia, then they’ve got the DVDs, the CDs and there’s also loads of footage on Youtube. Sorry, but if you’re waiting for a Slade reunion, then the wait will be in vain.”

So there you have it!
You can read the whole thing right here:

And finally .... Pushking ... The World As We Love It ... Will it finally get released?

I see yesterday on that they were plugging and raving about Russian band, Pushking that you may vaguely remember I plugged right here at 'Chambers of Rock' way back last year!
Check this from July last year and I thought I was behind?!

The actual Press release that Eagle Rock posted, was this ...

Eagle Rock Entertainment Presents A Brand New Album From Russian Heavyweights


Guest Starring Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley, Billy F Gibbons, and Many More!

New York, NY (November 22, 2010)—Eagle Rock Entertainment will deliver to the masses Russia’s premiere rock band Pushking. Their CD The World As We Love It will hit the shelves on February 1.
This new album is a 19-track celebration, composed of re-recorded selections from Pushking’s catalogue featuring some very special guests. Paul Stanley (KISS), Billy F Gibbons (ZZ Top), Alice Cooper, Steve Vai, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) and Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) are just some of the elite rock alumni who RSVP’d for this musical party.

Produced by Fabrizio Grossi (Glenn Hughes, Alice Cooper, Dave Navarro, Toto), The World As We Love It is a superior series of shifting moods, showcasing Pushking’s versatile musical prowess. Loaded with soaring harmonics, sky-scaling solos, and just the right amount of grit, the band’s genre-straddling sound is a marriage of solid hard rock and classic Eastern European heritage.

Formed in 1994, Pushking is the culmination of vocalist/main songwriter Konstantin “Koha” Shustarev, guitarists Dmitry Losev, bassist Roman Nevelev, keyboardist Oleg Bondaletov, and drummer Andrey Kruglov. The chemistry within this band has resulted in a potent brand of rock music, which has preserved through their 15-year career and only gets better. "..,It was a gas singin' on their record”, states Glenn Hughes “...take it from me, it's the real deal!!"

Track Listing

1.) Intro
2.) Nightrider (featuring BILLY F GIBBONS - vocals, guitar)
3.) It'll Be OK (featuring BILLY F GIBBONS - vocals, NUNO BETTENCOURT • EXTREME - guitar)
4.) Troubled Love (featuring ALICE COOPER - vocals, KERI KELLI • ALICE COOPER - guitar)
5.) Stranger’s Song (featuring JOHN LAWTON • ex URIAH HEEP – vocal, STEVE STEVENS • BILLY IDOL - guitar)
6.) Cut The Wire (featuring PAUL STANLEY • KISS - vocals, guitar STEVIE SALAS • ex BOWIE BAND)
7.) My Reflections After Seeing The “Schindler’s List” Movie (featuring STEVE VAI - guitar)
8.) God Made Us Free (featuring GRAHAM BONNET • ex RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ - vocals)
9.) Why Don't You? (featuring GLENN HUGHES • ex DEEP PURPLE - vocals)
10.) I Believe (featuring JEFF SCOTT SOTO • ex JOURNEY - vocals)
11.) Tonight (featuring GLENN HUGHES • ex DEEP PURPLE - vocals, JOE BONAMASSA - guitar)
12.) Private Own (featuring GLENN HUGHES • ex DEEP PURPLE - vocals, MATT FILIPPINI • MOONSTONE - guitar)
13.) Open Letter To God (featuring ERIC MARTIN • MR.BIG - vocals)
14.) Nature’s Child (featuring UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER • ex ACCEPT, U.D.O. – vocals)
15.) I Love You (featuring DAN McCAFFERTY • NAZARETH - vocals)
16.) Head Shooter (featuring JOE LYNN TURNER • ex RAINBOW -vocals)
17.) Heroin (featuring JORN LANDE • MASTERPLAN - vocals)
18.) My Simple Song (featuring DAN McCAFFERTY • NAZARETH –vocals)

The bands website:

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