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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Brief Update for Tuesday 3rd May, 2011

Slash announces new live UK dates

Former Guns 'N' Roses and Velvet Revolver - OK, may not be 'former' VR man ...but ... - guitarist, has added more dates to his previously announced live UK shows.

His UK live dates now are as follows:

July 2011

Wed 07/20/11 Birmingham, United Kingdom O2 Academy Birmingham

Thu 07/21/11 Manchester, United Kingdom O2 Apollo Manchester

Sat 07/23/11 London, United Kingdom Victoria Park -
Appearing at "High Voltage Festival" with Judas Priest

Sun 07/24/11 Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom Victoria Hall

Mon 07/25/11 Leeds, United Kingdom O2 Academy Leeds

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Humanity Thru Music - In Benefit of Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary

HOLLYWOOD, CA – (May 2, 2011) – Besides the love of music, rockstars have a soft spot for our four legged furry friends. With the help from so many artists and actors with their charitable donations of instruments and signed memorabilia, FUR & FEATHER ANIMAL SANCTUARY comes closer to breaking ground in the next year for the first fully solar and wind powered, no-kill animal sanctuary. The sanctuary will also provide the community with a low-cost animal clinic, education and cultural center.

Every day we will add items from artists such as STEVE VAI, PAUL GILBERT, MARKY RAMONE, COM-CON Icon PAUL DINI, RICHIE KOTZEN, DEF LEPPARD, PHIL COLLEN, WENDY DIO, GEORGE LYNCH -that is just a few of the celebrities that donated items – Other items include JOHN LENON litho posters, DISNEY figures, jewelry, clothing, tons of CD’s and more – GO BID NOW!!!!!

More items coming!! Keep an eye out for additions of cool signed memorabilia from your favorite rockstars!! All items come with signed letters of authentication for your collection!

Did you know?
-Between four million and six million pets are euthanized every year because they are homeless.
- An animal in a shelter is killed every 1.5 seconds.
- Only one animal in 10 born in the U.S. gets a good home that lasts a lifetime.
- There is a direct correlation between animal abuse and neglect and child abuse and neglect.

FUR & FEATHER ANIMAL SANCTUARY is a 501(c)(3) that was organized exclusively for charitable, and educational purposes, more specifically for helping homeless and un-wanted animals with medical care, adoption in a no-kill safe environment.

For more information go to (almost finished!) or visit them on Facebook now!
Just search for Fur & Feather Animals Sanctuary and look for the happy Pit-bull~ To donate to the cause use Paypal and email to or email to get address to send checks.


STEVE HACKETT's new album "Live Rails" will be released Tuesday May 3rd on InsideOut Music in North America. This 2 disc live set features selections from HACKETT's storied career in Genesis as well as his vast solo catalog. AOL music is hosting a full album listening party where they featuring the album in its entirety at

STEVE HACKETT is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, that produced acclaimed albums such as Selling England by the Pound (a favorite of John Lennon's). With STEVE's extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music and Blues. He is equally adept in his classical albums that include renditions of pieces by composers from Bach to Satie, his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many, including Yehudi Menuhin, and ambitious guitar/ orchestra albums such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic.

Recent albums have possessed a high level of sophistication, along with an everpresent powerful dynamic, from the dramatic and atmospheric darkness of Darktown and Wild Orchids to the colourful voyage through time and space of To Watch the Storms. 2009's Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth, written and recorded in the midst of domestic and professional upheaval, was released to an overwhelmingly positive response from fans and reviewers alike, many of them proclaiming it his best ever.

STEVE's live electric gigs take his fans on an extraordinary journey drawn from a rich musical heritage. Perennial Genesis favorites such as the mighty Firth Of Fifth sit alongside solo classics, while more recent material, with much of Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth now included, demonstrate that STEVE is an artist still at the very top of his game. Supported by some of the best musicians on the planet, STEVE's unique guitar work remains the fulcrum on which this challenging and exhilarating show is balanced.

Genesis' induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in March 2010 stands as a testament to the enduring qualities of their music. Never one to rest on his laurels, though, STEVE continues to blaze a trail with new material and to be an exhilarating and groundbreaking artist.

The new Double Live CD "Live Rails" is a worthy documentation of his last world tour for "Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth" including new material and classics from the STEVE HACKETT and Genesis catalog!

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Editor's note: Please forgive so much 'BOLDING' text ... This is how we receive Press releases 9/10 these days and with the time is takes to edit / format the updates, I'm sorry, but it all takes loads of additional time.

Members of Motörhead, The Stray Cats, and Lonesome Spurs team up for new HeadCat release!
The band signs with Niji Entertainment Group!

LEMMY KILMISTER (Motörhead), SLIM JIM PHANTOM (The Stray Cats) and DANNY B. HARVEY (Rockats, 13 Cats, Lonesome Spurs), have teamed up in a high-energy, "take no prisoners" combo to remind the world how real rock 'n roll is supposed to f*ckin sound. HeadCat serves up a delicious melting pot with flavors of rockabilly, punk, blues and undeniable rock 'n roll!

HeadCat was formed in 2000 after recording an Elvis Presley tribute special to which all band members contributed. Slim Jim Phantom (drums, percussion), was born in Brooklyn and listened to his parents’ jazz records. At the age of ten he took up the drums although he always says that the drums chose him. He is an exceptional drummer who cemented his place among rock royalty long time ago and inspires and excites audiences worldwide.

Danny B. Harvey (guitar, piano) is Texas born and also discovered his love for music very early. He started playing the guitar at the age of six and even got a full scholarship to study classical guitar. He developed a finger picking guitar style that’s very unique and based on his idols Merle Travis and Chet Atkins but also a result of his classical-technique education.

Lemmy Kilmister (vocals, bass, harmonica) was born and raised in England and started to play the guitar at the age of sixteen. With a laughing eye he always said that he only took the guitar to impress the girls. He is an autodidact and changed early to bass as he stated he wasn’t a good guitar player. After founding Motörhead in 1975 he knows the ups and downs in the business and has reached the status of an Icon all over the world.

The new HeadCat album ‘Walk The Walk...Talk The Talk’ is due to be released July 5th, 2011 through Niji Entertainment Group, the record label Wendy Dio and her and late husband Ronnie James Dio formed before his untimely passing.

Twelve fantastic songs for ‘Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk’ were chosen easily. HeadCat prepare to take over the airwaves with their first single 'American Beat'. ‘American Beat’ is a song written in the studio - Lemmy had the words and the rest came together very quickly. 'I Ain't Never' is one of the songs Lemmy really likes and Danny knew it - a real country, rockabilly number, full of love and ready to take you drifting away. 'Let It Rock' is one of their favorite Chuck Berry tunes - The Stones did it a lot in their live show in the 70's – HeadCat plays a different version. ‘Something Else’ is a classic Eddie Cochran - Lemmy came on stage with the Stray Cats and jammed on it at a show in the 90's at Hammersmith Odeon so it came quite natural to take this on the record as well.

'Walk The Walk...Talk The Talk' track listing confirmed as follows:
American Beat
Say Mama
I Ain’t Never
Bad Boy
Shaking All Over
Let It Rock
Something Else
The Eagle Flies On Friday
Trying To Get To You
You Can’t Do That
It’ll Be Me

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