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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

News Update for Wednesday 13th April, 2011


Whitesnake’s brand new album FOREVERMORE released worldwide on Frontiers Records, has made its worldwide debut bowing in the Top 50 of multiple countries’ album charts. In the United States, FOREVERMORE comes in at #48 on the Billboard Top 200 Current Album chart and arrives even higher in numerous European countries. FOREVERMORE charts at #6 in Sweden, #11 in Finland, #15 in the Czech Republic, #16 in Germany, #17 in Switzerland, #27 in Austria, #41 in Italy and #42 in both The Netherlands and Poland, respectively.

FOREVERMORE finds founder/singer/songwriter David Coverdale and company returning to their no-holds-barred, bluesiest, sexiest rock n’ roll roots and is the band’s 11th studio album. FOREVERMORE was recorded, produced and mixed by Los Bros Brutalos (Coverdale, Doug Aldrich and Michael McIntyre). Whitesnake is David Coverdale (vocals), Doug Aldrich (guitars), Reb Beach (guitars), Michael Devin (bass) and Briian Tichy (drums).

Formed in 1977, and steered by the legendary David Coverdale, Whitesnake carry a rightful reputation as one of the world’s leading rock n’ roll bands. Coverdale’s blues roots, combined with a feral sense of rockin’ and rollin’, have consistently shaped the ‘Snake’s sound along with Coverdale’s love and appreciation of impeccable musicianship. Whitesnake’s ascent to the very top of the rock n’ roll heap was confirmed with 1987’s self-titled mega-platinum album, which saw two massive Top 10 hits, two #1 singles with “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love” and a virtual 24-hour domination of MTV around the world.
Whitesnake on tour:

May 2011
11 May 2011 Westbury, NY, USA @ Theatre at Westbury
12 May 2011 Hartford, CT, USA @ Webster Theatre
14 May 2011 Columbia, MD, USA @ M3 Festival - Merriweather
15 May 2011 Jim Thorpe, PA, USA @ Penns Peak
18 May 2010 NYC, USA @ Irving Plaza
20 May 2011 Biloxi, MS, USA @ Hard Rock Biloxi
21 May 2011 Kinder, LA, USA @ Grand Casino Coushatta
22 May 2011 Richardson, TX, USA @ Wildflower Arts and Music
24 May 2011 Southaven, MS Snowden Grove
26 May 2011 Park City, KS, USA @ Hartman Arena
27 May 2011 Pryor, OK, USA @ Rocklahoma

June 2011
02 June 2011 Moscow, Russia @ Megasport Arena
04 June 2011 St. Petersburg, Russia @ Icearena
06 June 2011 Helsinki, Finland @ Icehall
08 June 2011 Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
10 June 2011 Solvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
13 June 2011 Newcastle, UK @ City Hall
14 June 2011 Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
16 June 2011 Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic
17 June 2011 Manchester, UK @ Apollo
19 June 2011 Bournemouth, UK @ BIC
20 June 2011 London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
22 June 2011 Milano, Italy @ Gods of Metal
23 June 2011 Basel - St. Jakob, Switzerland @ Sonisphere Festival
25 June 2011 Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop
27 June 2011 Munich, Germany @ Zenith
28 June 2011 Prague, Czech Rep. @ Saska Arena
29 June 2011 Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle

July 2011
01 July 2011 Belgrade, Serbia @ Arena
03 July 2011 Bucharest, Romania @ Romexpo
05 July 2011 Athens, Greece @ Water Park
08 July 2011 Sofia, Bulgaria @ Akademik Stadium
10 July 2011 Istanbul, Turkey @ Kazlicesme Festival Site
13 July 2011 Budapest, Hungary @ Millenaris Theater
15 July 2011 Singen, Germany @ Hohentwiel Festival
16 July 2011 Kerkrade, Holland @ Rodahal

August 2011
11 August 2011 West Allis, WI, USA @ WI State Fair
26 August 2011 Sault Saint Marie, MI, USA @ Kewadin Casino
28 August 2011 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater

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Universal Music presents
Black Sabbath
2CD Deluxe Album: "Born Again"
Release Date: 30th May 2011

Following the departure of lead singer Ronnie James Dio and drummer Vinnie Appice after the studio mixing of the 'Live Evil' album, Black Sabbath were once again on the lookout for yet another lead vocalist to fill the significant void left at stage front. The band turned to ex. Deep Purple lead singer Ian Gillan.

The resultant album and live touring certainly made for one of the more curious associations in the world of heavy metal. Much of this era of Black Sabbath has passed into rock folklore and was actually the source for much of the material used in the rockumentary movie, 'This Is Spinal Tap.' From the replica stage production of Stonehenge which was too large for some of the venues on the world tour to the employment of a dwarf to dress-up and play the part of the 'devil-baby' from the LP front cover, the world of Black Sabbath took-on a distinct air of the surreal.

Whilst the well received 'Born Again' album and live dates succeeded in stoking the embers and kept the Sabbath flames burning, this would ultimately be a marriage built more on friendship and respect as opposed to any long-standing and compatible musical association. After one tour, Ian Gillan would eventually bid farewell and re-join his old sparring partners for the Mk. II reunion of Deep Purple and leave Black Sabbath once more gazing into the crystal ball hoping the face of yet another lead vocalist would reveal itself.

For Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, Ian Gillan, and keyboardist Geoff Nicholls, work would swiftly commence in May of '83 at the Manor Studios in the village of Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire. Produced by Black Sabbath and co-producer Robin Black, who had also worked on 1975's 'Sabotage,' 1976's 'Technical Ecstasy' and 1978's 'Never Say Die,' Sabbath's eleventh studio release would represent a radical departure from the gloomy atmospherics and blackened lyricism that had forged their identity and spawned innumerable descendants.

Gillan's approach to song-writing bespoke a lighter-hearted approach to what had, until then, been the primary concern of Butler. Album-opener 'Trashed,' for instance, was inspired by Gillan's boozed-up race around the Manor's grounds in Bill Ward's car that ended in near-catastrophe and a wrecked vehicle. 'Disturbing The Priest' was the result of a door in the studio having been left open during playback, and a local vicar appearing in the doorway asking for the volume to be turned down as it was disturbing choir practice in the adjacent village.

For all of its off-kilter appearance however, 'Born Again' was still Sabbath through and through. Musically twisted and possessed with more than a whiff of brimstone, the album is a thrilling glimpse into an alternative world.

For this re-mastered Deluxe Expanded Edition, a second disc containing 2 bonus tracks is included, with 'The Fallen' being a previously unreleased studio outtake recorded during the original album session. Also included are 9 tracks from the BBC Friday Rock Show broadcast of Black Sabbath's appearance at the Reading Rock Festival in August 1983, which also includes a performance of Deep Purple's classic 'Smoke On The Water'.

Disc 1: (Original Album)
3.Disturbing the Priest
4.The Dark
5.Zero the Hero
6.Digital Bitch
7.Born Again
8.Hot Line
9.Keep it Warm

Disc 2:
Bonus Tracks:
1.The Fallen (Previously Unreleased Album Session Outtake)
2.Stonehenge (Extended Version)
Live at the Reading Festival, Saturday August 27 1983
(BBC Friday Rock Show broadcast):
3.Hot Line
4.War Pigs
5.Black Sabbath
6.The Dark
7.Zero the Hero
8.Digital Bitch
9.Iron Man
10.Smoke on the Water

Huw Lloyd - Langton "Hard Graft" To Be Released June 21

Legendary Hawkwind Guitarist Releases Lloyd Langton Group's Latest Effort
"Huw emerges from the Hawkwind shadows..." - Classic Rock Magazine

Huw Lloyd-Langton's music history spans over 40 years. He has been on the road with various bands since 1967 - all catalogued in his biography. Huw has been associated with Hawkwind so long it is sometimes hard to separate him from that amazing mother ship. But in truth, Huw has always been an independent musical gypsy. When not on the road with Hawkwind he always had his own band the LLOYD LANGTON GROUP (LLG). He achieved top 10 chart success in UK in 80s with 2 of his solo LLG albums and 2 singles. When not touring and recording with bands Huw has performed countless solo acoustic concerts.

Huw is recognized in UK as one of the finest ever rock guitarists. To the hundreds of thousands HAWKWIND fans worldwide Huw is a legend. When he appears at their concerts with LLG or as a solo acoustic artist he always receives a standing ovation.

Earlier this years Cleopatra Records released a solo classical album worldwide 'Classical Tales.' This lovely thoughtful album is a collection of short classical guitar pieces showing yet another side to Huw's talents.

Despite two serious illnesses since 2001 curtailing his work on the road he has managed to come back fighting to record and perform again. However during this period he continued his work with the Killing Cancer Charity and the mental health charity Restore. For more information, see his official website below.

Huw has been asked to perform his solo acoustic set to open 70s progressive rock band NEKTAR's month tour being planned by Cleopatra Records in USA end of July/August 2011. Huw last toured the US with WIDOWMAKER in 1976 then 1977. Both their albums were in the top 50 national charts.

Physical copies of Huw's new LLG album 'Hard Graft' have only been released in UK receiving great reviews in the press and on-line media. He has also collected rave reviews on various radio stations. One of Huw's solo acoustic blues tracks on 'Hard Graft,' "So Long Baby," reached number 1 spot on EKR Radio September 2010.

Win a trip to the world premiere of AC/DC Live At River Plate in London!

Brian Contest Intro from Columbia Records on Vimeo.

AC/DC devotees from all over the globe will descend upon London’s legendary HMV Hammersmith Apollo for the exclusive world premiere of AC/DC Live At River Plate on Friday May 6, 2011.
Shot entirely in HD with 32 cameras, fans will experience the thunderous excitement and intensity of AC/DC Live At River Plate on the UK’s largest movie screen (roughly the equivalent of 4 double decker buses stacked). AC/DC Live At River Plate definitively chronicles the band’s massive Black Ice World Tour and the history of one of rock music’s best live acts. Fans can enter for a chance to win tickets to this once in a lifetime event here!

For more details on AC/DC go to:

And finally ...

Sade Spins Thin Lizzy Cover On Her Ultimate Collection

Believe it or not, has posted the following killer cover of Thin Lizzy by Sade.

Long-running R&B singer Sade will be covering a track by Thin Lizzy on her upcoming album. The British-Nigerian performer will contribute her version of “Still in Love with You” to a greatest hits package titled 'The Ultimate Collection.' The album spans the “Smooth Operator” crooner’s career and will be available May 3.

The announcement caught Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham off guard. “[I] thought I’d never read anything with Thin Lizzy and Sade in the same sentence,” he said, according to

And yet, this isn’t the only instant of a Sade / hard rock crossover. On Record Store Day (April 16), Deftones will be releasing a full album of covers, including their version of Sade’s “No Ordinary Love.”
Now, if only Thin Lizzy would cover a Deftones track, the triumvirate would be complete!
Editor's Note: 'Relax folks, that ain't going to happen!'

Credit where credit is due, I actually admit, it's not a bad version, really! Al

So there you go folks, sorry for the lack of updates lately, just been crazy at work the last couple of days and outside of work, so just trying to do what I can here at 'Chambers of Rock.'
Thanks for sticking with it folks, Cheers, Al.

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