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Monday, May 30, 2011

Brief News Update for Monday May 30th, 2011

Happy Memorial Day to all in the US and as in the UK on Remembrance Day, here's to the troops that have defended the USA, best they can and given their lives while doing so and also our thoughts to those families who have lost loved ones through cowardly ambushes or those lost when attacks are made on innocent civilians.
We can only hope and pray that one day, the world better can once again be a better place to live and raise our kids in.
On with the news!

Glenn Hughes joins Planet Rock to launch weekly radio series
GLENN HUGHES, the former singer and bass guitarist with Trapeze and Deep Purple, and currently the front man of the critically acclaimed rock supergroup Black Country Communion, will launch an exclusive weekly radio show on Planet Rock from Sunday June 5th at 6pm GMT.

Every week, Glenn will choose his favourite rock songs, and seminal tracks that have influenced him over the years, plus songs that continue to inspire him today. As one of the true rock’n’roll icons, Hughes will reveal controversial tales and anecdotes from his long and glittering career, during which he's played with some of the biggest and best bands and artists of all time. Get ready for stories about his experiences with Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio, David Coverdale, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Deep Purple and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to name but a few.

"I would like to thank Planet Rock for giving me the opportunity to share with listeners the songs that have shaped my life,” says Hughes. “Every song is chosen by me, and there will rock 'n’roll stories along the away. I am a messenger..."
“Hughes continues Planet Rock’s tradition of bringing rock’s biggest names to the airwaves,” says Planet Rock’s Programme Director, Trevor White. “After a career spanning 40 years, he brings a wealth of stories from his life on the road, in the studio, his friendships with the likes of Keith Moon and Bonzo (John Bonham), the highs, the lows, and of course, the excesses. His choice of music will make the show a must listen.”
The series will run on Planet Rock on Sunday evenings at 6pm – 7pm beginning on 5th June. For further info click here –
Official artist site:

New York City Radio Station Q104.3 Presents Screening of 'Thirty Years After The Blizzard.'

Q104.3 will host a screening of Ozzy Osbourne's "Thirty Years After The Blizzard" at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater on Tuesday, May 31, hosted by Maria Milito.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ozzy's groundbreaking debut album, Blizzard of Ozz, the event will feature a screening of the "Thirty Years After The Blizzard" DVD, which chronicles Ozzy's years with Randy Rhoads, including previously unseen footage of Ozzy and Randy, interviews with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.
The DVD also contains rare live performances and interviews!
Ozzy's home site:


JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE have postponed a handful of tour dates and are in the process of rescheduling these shows. This included the performance on Friday, May 27 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles which has had to be rescheduled for Friday, October 14 at the Greek Theatre and the Las Vegas show (Saturday, May 28) which has now been rescheduled for Saturday, October 15 at Aliante Casino. Tickets for both postponed shows will be honored on the rescheduled nights and refunds will be available at point of purchase for those ticket holders who can not attend the re-scheduled shows. Vocalist JAMES DYLAN is unfortunately ill and unable to perform at this time.
Please stay tuned for rescheduling information about the new Sacramento and Napa Valley dates which were also postponed earlier this week. Patrons should hold onto their tickets for all postponed shows.
The band regrets this inconvenience to their fans and thanks them for their support.
Official website:


Are there a few one-of-a-kind pieces of heavy metal pieces that are missing from your collection, and you just can’t get a decent night’s sleep until you can get your hands on them?
Is there an album you want to lay your hands on? Do you have a poster to sell? Anything, as long as its heavy metal!
Your wishes will now be granted metalheads, as is open for business, and will satisfy all of your headbanging needs.

This website is a unique online market place for the heavy metal music loving community and features any product related in any way, shape, or form to heavy metal - new, used, historic, collectable, is your “go-to” site! Music, videos, memorabilia, clothing, jewellery, posters, instruments, amps - all are featured.
And to celebrate the site's launch, ALL AUCTION LISTINGS FOR THE NEXT MONTH ARE FREE! Unlike other similarly-styled websites, you will not need a PayPal account to buy items on In addition to locating fantastic finds, the site will feature a concert guide to find local gigs from new and established bands. Also, you will be able to promote your own band or your own show, large or small – fees are within the budget of ordinary mortals. was founded by Denise Dale who is no stranger to metal music, she is known in the music industry as an international booking agent specializing in the heavy metal music genre. Her company, Metal Music Bookings (, has booked such artists as Tarja, Michael Schenker, Cinderella, Blind Guardian to name just a few.
Denise saw a need for a specialist website which brings together the metal music community. Heavy Metal is no doubt the only trading auction site on the net that is dedicated to metal music fans, promoters, and bands worldwide.
The time is upon us metalheads, to start rummaging through your closet, basement, or garage for any metallic artifacts you’d like to turn into cash, and start putting together your wish lists. is open for business!

Acoustic Saints - New project featuring Stan Bush and Chuck Wright
OK, not too much information on this new project under the title of 'Acoustic Saints' except that Stan Bush has just posted on MySpace about this new joint venture / project, also featuring Chuck Wright and Rick Sailon.
Here's what is on the site, which has only just appeared, so not much other than this on there right now: 
ACOUSTIC SAINTS reinterpret Classic Rock tunes with a moody atmospheric vibe infused with Viloin, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitars, Fretless Bass and
soaring vocals.

Stan Bush - Lead Vocals/ Guitar  - Emmy Award winning singer/ songwriter, best known for his song "The Touch" featured in "Transformers: The Movie" which was also released for Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
Stan has co-written with Jonathan Cain (Journey), Paul Stanley (Kiss) and Jim Valance (Bryan Adams & Aerosmith)

Chuck Wright - Bass/ Backing Vocals - Best known for his work with multi-platinum artists Quiet Riot, as well as rockers House of Lords. His reputaion has landed him along such music icons as Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Slash, Greg Allman, John Waite, Pat Travers and many others. Chuck has over 80 Internationally relased albums and continues touring the worlds stages.

Rick Sailon - Guitar/ Violin/ Mandolin/ Lead Vocals
Rick has recorded and toured with Laura Brannigan, Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Jim Messina (Loggans & Messina), Amy Sky and Marc Jordon.
He has worked on a variety of Televsion shows and movie soundtracks. He is also an "in demand" Guitar instructor who's students include the legendary John Fogerty of The Credence Clearwater Revival.

The band does have a gig lined up though, fairly low key and intimate:
June 7th @ Casa De Carlos
22901 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
8:00 to 11:00
No Cover - Mexican Cuisine

Official site (As it is):

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