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Friday, June 17, 2011

Rock News Update for Friday 17th June, 2011



When legendary classic rockers Bad Company performed at the historic British venue Wembley Arena in London on a beautiful April 2010 spring night, high-definition cameras captured the whole evening in all its glory. On June 28, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live At Wembley simultaneously on DVD, Blu-Ray & CD, through its Eagle Vision & Eagle Records imprints.

There was magic in the air as all three original Bad Company members—vocalist extraordinaire Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke — are augmented by bassist Lynn Sorensen and guitarist Howard Leese. (Original bassist Boz Burrell sadly died in 2006.)
The set list is packed with every major hit, fan favorites and seldom-heard deep album cuts. The DVD and Blu-Ray includes a band interview.

Bad Company burst upon the rock’n’roll scene in 1973, and was immediately dubbed a super-group by fans and press alike, as its members all came from very successful popular bands: Free (Rodgers and Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Ralphs) and King Crimson (Burrell). They lived up to the hype for nine straight years with a string of six soulful hard-rocking albums.
After a four-year break, Bad Company got back together minus Rodgers (who had formed The Firm with Jimmy Page) with lead vocalist Brian Howe. Rodgers returned in 1999.

Check out the video for 'Feel Like Makin' Love' (From Live at Wembley CD, DVD & Blu-ray) -

DVD and Blu-Ray Track Listing
1) Can’t Get Enough
2) Honey Child
3) Run With The Pack
4) Burnin’ Sky
5) Young Blood
6) Seagull
7) Gone, Gone, Gone
8) Electric Land
9) Simple Man
10) Feel Like Makin’ Love
11) Shooting Star
12) Rock And Roll Fantasy
13) Movin’ On
14) Ready For Love
15) Bad Company
16) Deal With The Preacher

CD Track Listing:
1) Can’t Get Enough
2) Honey Child
3) Run With The Pack
4) Young Blood
5) Seagull
6) Gone, Gone, Gone
7) Electric Land
8) Simple Man
9) Feel Like Makin’ Love
10) Shooting Star
11) Rock And Roll Fantasy
12) Movin’ On
13) Ready For Love
14) Bad Company
15) Deal With The Preacher

Here's some more from You Tube from the show:

Official weblinks:

Black Country Communion YouTube Concert Video Contest
Supergroup Black Country Communion Has Kick-Started it’s Summer Tour and Want Your Concert Videos. Help Spread the Word by Entering Our
BCC YouTube Concert Video Contest

Los Angeles, CA, June 16, 2011: With their debut world tour underway, the newly proclaimed “Savior of Rock” Black Country Communion have announced their official BCC YouTube Concert Video Contest to support the launch of their sophomore record “2” – in stores now. The English-American hard rock band featuring vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa is inviting fans to spread the word by posting their personal BCC videos taken with their iPhones, Androids, Blackberrys, compact digital cameras, etc. at BCC’s summer shows, and posting it on their personal YouTube channel.
Send us the link at and your entry is complete!

The video entries with the most views will be rewarded for their efforts. The grand prize package will consist of a Gibson Epiphone Les Paul Special II signed by all four members of the band, a $500 cash prize and a $100 store credit at the BCC Store. Second place runner-up will win a $300 cash prize and a $100 store credit at the BCC Store. Third place runner-up will win a $200 cash prize, and a $100 store credit at the BCC Store.
 The contest begins immediately. All videos must be entered by August 31, 2011 to be eligible to win a prize. Winners will be chosen on September 30, 2011.

 BCC has been wowing crowds since the tour kicked off on June 9. The band played to a near sold-out crowd in Anaheim, CA on June 10 where The Orange County Register exclaimed, “The four members of BCC truly recast the heavy rock of the '60s and '70s and yank it into the 21st century as well as anyone in recent memory.”
 On June 14, Black Country Communion released its highly anticipated sophomore album “2” on the independent label J&R Adventures. “2” is in stores now and available on the band’s website. Fans can also download a free MP3 of track "The Outsider”.
 View BCC’s official music video for featured track “Man In The Middle” here:

J&R Adventures was founded by Joe Bonamassa and longtime manager Roy Weisman. The company prides itself on its ability to diversify and stay nimble in the ever-changing music industry landscape. Since its inception, J&R Adventures has been able to combine customary label operations with artist management, album production and mastering, merchandising, publishing, licensing and concert promotion – all under one roof. Through this, Weisman says, “J&R is a true 360 degree record label that is able to benefit because we are a vertically integrated company. We are able to utilize social networking to its fullest and consolidate all profit centers into one. This kind of integration is required to maintain success in today’s constantly changing record industry.” Through these methods, J&R has also been able to give control to its artists, allowing the artists to work hand-in-hand with the label to achieve their shared vision.
BCC has many more tour dates this summer as they head to Europe and the UK where The Birmingham Mail called a recent performance at Wolverhampton Civic Hall “rip-roaring” and “breath-taking.”

Summer 2011Tour Dates:
(Remaining North American dates)

06/17/11 Hampton, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
06/18/11 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
06/19/11 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
European dates:

06/23/11 Vitoria Azkena Rock Festival Spain
06/25/11 Sursee Summer Sound Fest Switzerland
06/28/11 Vigevano Castle Sforzesco Festival Italy
06/30/11 Stuttgart Killersberg Germany

July 2011
07/01/11 Offenbach Stadthalle Offenbach Germany
07/02/11 Liepzig Parkbuhne Germany
07/04/11 Munich Zenith Germany
07/05/11 Berlin Zitadelle Germany
07/06/11 Hamburg Stadtpark Germany
07/09/11 Antwerp Openlucht Theatre Belguim
07/10/11 Weert Bospop Festival Netherlands
07/12/11 Copenhagen KB-Hallen Denmark
07/14/11 Bonn Museumsplatz Germany
07/16/11 Vienna Vienna Opera House Austria
07/17/11 Loket Loket Amphitheatre Czech Republic
07/19/11 Paris Bataclan France
07/21/11 Dublin VIcar Street Ireland
07/23/11 Llandudno Cymru Arena United Kingdom
07/24/11 London High Voltage Festival United Kingdom
07/26/11 Leeds O2 Academy United Kingdom
07/27/11 Newcastle O2 Academy United Kingdom
07/29/11 Glasgow O2 Academy Scotland
07/30/11 Manchester O2 Academy United Kingdom

August 2011
08/02/11 Stockholm Cirkus Sweden
08/05/11 Notodden Notodden Blues Festival Norway

Essential Links:

Gary Wright on UK tour with 'Ringo Starr's All Starr Band'

Gary Wright, known for the hit singles “Dream Weaver” and “Love Is Alive”, will perform with ‘Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band’ on his UK tour which starts Friday June 17th at Hampton Court. 2011 celebrates the 35th anniversary of Wright’s album “The Dream Weaver”.
When the album was released in 1976, Wright toured extensively with Fleetwood Mac, Yes and Peter Frampton. Now, with the release of “Connected”, his first album in 20 years, Wright showcases a collection of songs that captures the joyous magic of his all-time classic hits. “Satisfied”, the new single, features Ringo Starr (drums), Joe Walsh (lead guitar), and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (rhythm guitar).

Formerly the lead singer of the British progressive blues rock band Spooky Tooth (1967-1974), American-born Wright embarked on a solo career in 1975, and was one of the first classic rock musicians to combine synthesizers with rock and funk.

Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band, UK tour dates as follows: Hampton Court (June 17), Liverpool Empire (June 18), Birmingham Symphony Hall (June 20), Manchester Opera House (June 22), Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (June 23) and Bournemouth BIC (June 24).

The All Starr Band features Rick Derringer (guitar), Richard Page (bass), Wally Palmar (guitar), Edgar Winter (sax, keyboards), Gary Wright (keyboards) and Gregg Bissonette (drums).

Read the official online press release here -

1 comment:

  1. Hey folks, there's more news to come, but I'm struggling now, after a very, very long couple of days. Thanks for your patience. Cheers, Al