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Monday, February 14, 2011

Rock News Update for Monday 14th February, 2011

Thin Lizzy more US live dates announced

Yes folks, I'm pleased to be able to share the news that the current line up of Thin Lizzy, who recently announced a few US live dates, have added a few more, for their tour in March / April 2011!

The current line including past Lizzy members Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton and Marco Mendoza, who are now joined by guitarist Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard, Dio, Whitesnake, Riverdogs) and Ricky Warwick (The Almighty, New Model Army) on lead vocals will be playing the following dates:


March 2011
03/24/2011 Jim Thorpe, PA. Penn's Peak *
03/25/2011 New York, NY. Best Buy Theatre *
03/26/2011 Uncasville, CT. Mohegan Sun Casino Wolf's Den *
03/27/2011 Sayreville, NJ. Starland Ballroom *
03/29/2011 Glenside, PA. Keswick Theatre Get Tickets
03/31/2011 Detroit, MI. Sound Board at Motor City Casino Hotel *

April 2011
04/01/2011 Chicago, IL. Vic Theatre *

* Check venue website or local ticket agent
Looking forward to seeing the guys in Detroit! :)

They have also made available on a 2 CD set, 'Thin Lizzy - Live in London,' of their last two London gigs at Hammersmith Apollo and at the IndigO2, although I think that the price of £20 each, is a little steep, as I'm sure all you're getting is a basic cover and the two discs.
These are availble here:

There are three sample tracks Jailbreak (Hammersmith), Whisky In The Jar and Boys Are Back In Town (IndigO2) over at the site, so at least you can hear the sound quality, before you buy.
For all information on the current Lizzy band's activities, go to:

Geezer Butler makes statement on Black Sabbath future

On Saturday, over at Geezer Butler's (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell) website, he's made a definitive statement on the future of Black Sabbath.

Black Sabbath Statement
Posted on February 12, 2011

I would like to make it clear, because of mounting speculation and rumours, that there will be definitely NO reunion of all four original members of Black Sabbath, whether to record an album or to tour.

Geezer Butler

So there you have it, the Black Sabbath website also posted it here:
Def Leppard to issue Steve Clark tribute shirts
I really can't believe that this is the major announcement that Def Leppard had teased everyone with last week, when they said they have a major announcement coming soon at the site ...
If it is, it's a nice gesture to the memory of Steve Clark (RIP), hopefully something goes his family's way though as it's not too cool if the band are making money off something that specifically relates to their late guitarist.
Here's the details:
Steve Clark tribute shirts
This year, we want to do something special on Steve Clark's birthday. As most of you know, Steve was Def Leppard's co-founding guitarist from the late 70s to 1991, and would have turned 51 on April 23. Unfortunately, Steve passed at the age of 30 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs and alcohol.

To pay tribute to Steve, we are releasing a special T-shirt soon. This shirt, of which you can see the design on the left, will only be available through Def Leppard's online store, and only for a very limited time. Also, in order to keep it exclusive, we will only produce the shirt in limited quantities. To be sure that you get your shirt, please enter your email address in the box below. This will guarantee that you will be notified first as soon as we take orders, and you won't miss out.
Here's the link:


Chickenfoot have been in the studio working on the follow-up to their hugely successful debut CD and after only two weeks have already recorded a dozen tracks!

The band are working with Mike Fraser at Sammy Hagar's private studio in Northern California and are having fun and working at a lightning pace.

Adds Mad (Michael) Anthony, "We're all very excited about the new songs and can't wait to share them with our fans!"
Details of this and more at:

James Kottak to play or sing on your album?

You've seen him play on the last few Scorpions tours as well as with his own band, Kottak, now how would you like him to come and play drums, play a little guitar or even sing on your album?
Well, now's your chance to do just that! Read on, this has been posted over at the Scorpions website: 

Musicians...want James Kottak, the drummer of the Scorpions, to play or sing on your album?

For a limited time only James Kottak is accepting submissions to record on on a first come first serve basis. It's simple, contact genius engineer Kevin Hahn. He will explain the technical details, rates, and answer any questions you may have.

Kevin Hahn

Rock & Roll Forever!

James Kottak



New York, NY) Just in time for Valentines Day ... the perfect blend of Rock and Romance...Whitesnake has partnered with VEVO for the world premiere of the brand new video "Love Will Set You Free". As of today, Monday, February 14th, the video can be viewed here. Directed by Devin DeHaven/Fortress Entertainment (Papa Roach, Method Man, Talib Kweli), the video was shot at Lake Tahoe, NV. "Love Will Set You Free" is the first single from the forthcoming Whitesnake album, "FOREVERMORE", and is available for purchase now at all digital stores.

View the "Love Will Set You Free" video now on the Special Valentines edition of

"FOREVERMORE" is due out on March 29th in North America and finds founder/singer/songwriter David Coverdale and company returning to their no-holds-barred, bluesiest, sexiest rock n roll roots. This will be Whitesnakes 11th studio album & the first release via the Italian-based Frontiers Records label. "FOREVERMORE" was recorded, produced and mixed by Los Bros Brutalos (Coverdale, 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.

About Whitesnake

Formed in 1977, and steered by the legendary David Coverdale, Whitesnake carry a rightful reputation as one of the worlds leading rock n roll bands. Coverdales blues roots, combined with a feral sense of rock and roll, have consistently shaped the Snakes sound along with Coverdales love and appreciation of impeccable musicianship. Whitesnakes ascent to the very top of the rock n roll heap was confirmed with 1987s self-titled mega-platinum album, which saw two massive Top 10 hits, two #1 singles with "Here I Go Again" , which is currently at over 11 million hits on Youtube, and "Is This Love" over 10 million hits, For several years it had a virtual 24-hour domination of MTV around the world. Whitesnake is David Coverdale (vocals), Doug Aldrich (guitars), Reb Beach (guitars), Michael Devin (bass) and Briian Tichy (drums).

About VEVO

VEVO is the leading premium music video and entertainment service with 1.7 billion worldwide streams and over 60 million unique visitors in the U.S. and Canada each month. VEVO's programming is made available across the VEVO platform, which includes (the service's marquee destination site), VEVO Mobile (iPhone, iPod touch), VEVO connected devices (Google TV, Boxee) and a VEVO-branded embedded player. VEVO also syndicates its programming to additional internet destination sites, including AOL, BET, CBS Interactive Music Group (including, Univision and, through a special partnership, VEVO on YouTube, expanding the platform's reach across the worldwide web.


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