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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Brief Late News Update for Wednesday 13th July, 2011

Are you ready for new Chickenfoot?

As the rumours abound on what is what with Van Halen, but with no new press or EPK from the Van Halen management, two ex-Van Halen members have indeed come home and have a new album coming out very soon and a new single titled 'Big Foot' due on August 2nd!
The new second album titled 'Chickenfoot 3' - Yes really! - from Chickenfoot will be released on September 27th, 2011 and if you don't believe me, go and check this out folks:

The full tracklisting:
1. Last Temptation
2. Alright, Alright
3. Different Devil
4. Up Next
5. Lighten Up
6. Come Closer
7. Three and a Half Letters
8. Bigfoot
9. Dubai Blues
10. Something Going Wrong

Yes, Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith are gearing up to release their second album in the Fall, here in the US so keep checking in here or over at:

EUROPE confirm new album produced by Kevin Shirley

Further to my post here on Tuesday ...

EUROPE, Sweden's biggest rock band, confirm their next studio album, slated for April 2012 release, will be produced by the world's hottest rock record producer, Kevin Shirley.

No stranger to the crème de la crème of iconic rock records, Shirley’s produced albums for Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, Black Stone Cherry and Journey.
"We still feel we have one hell of a rock record to make"
says Europe's singer Joey Tempest. "Kevin’s the man for the job. We love his work with Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, and Black Stone Cherry. He's the real deal. We're ready to do some serious damage."

Europe with Kevin Shirley recently taken in Stockholm.

Last week Europe met up with Shirley in Stockholm to discuss the direction of the next album. Based on reactions from the fans and media, Europe's 2009 album ‘Last Look at Eden’ proved to be the band's most important record since ‘The Final Countdown’. “I’ve been a big fan of Europe's work for many years," says Shirley. “The band is influential and highly underrated. I can't wait to make the upcoming album their most explosive to date."
After summer 2011, Europe will finish the promotion of 'Last Look at Eden' tour, and will start to focus their energy on the next album produced by Shirley. “We've toured for one and a half years" adds Tempest. "It’s time to write and record some new songs and get back on the road again in 2012."

The new material suggests a more straight forward rock approach evident in ‘Doghouse’ - a new song Europe performed on their recent UK tour. The song is also featured on Europe’s upcoming ‘Europe: Live at Shepherd’s Bush’ DVD, released August 2011 on earMUSIC CDs and DVDs.

earMUSIC is also about to release a limited deluxe book with pictures be Denis O'Regan. "Live Look At Eden" features exclusive live audio and the stunning performance at last year iTunes Festival in London.
Recording for Europe's new album begins in Stockholm on October 3rd, for an April 2012 release.

New Studio Album, FLY FROM HERE, hits the charts in Europe and is released in North America on July 12th
One of the most influential and ground-breaking progressive rock ‘n’ roll bands in history, YES, have debuted the music video for “We Can Fly” the first single from their new album, Fly From Here.
The album was released on July 1st in Europe and streets on July 12th in North America through Frontiers Records. This is the both the band’s first music video and studio album release in ten years. The video was directed by award winning filmmaker Ken Horn (won a BAFTA and an Emmy for the BBC series The Street) and features a guest appearance by long-time YES producer and Ken’s brother, Trevor Horn. The video builds upon the existential aeronautic theme developed in the song’s lyrics and can be seen here:
Fly From Here” debuted in several national European charts on

# 14 in Germany
# 30 in the UK
# 31 in Sweden
# 39 in Switzerland
# 43 in the Netherlands

is currently #5 on iTunes Rock Album Charts.

YES is Benoit David on vocals (his first studio recording with YES), Steve Howe on guitars/vocals, founder Chris Squire on bass/vocals, Geoff Downes on keyboards and Alan White on drums.
Their long awaited 20th studio album follows 2001’s Magnification and marks the band’s return to working with producer, Trevor Horn, who produced YES’ chart topping album, 90125, in 1983 and also sang for the band on the Drama album in 1980.

The band recently kicked off their summer tour on July 4th in Philadelphia, USA. In support of Fly From Here, YES will be bringing new music as well as their classic hits to their loyal following.
The 22-city tour ends August 3rd in Mountain View, CA.

First formed in 1968, YES remarkable career spans over 40 years and the band has time and again redefined the boundaries of rock music. YES has sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide and continues to stretch the boundaries of progressive art-rock with their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles.
The YES EPK discussing Fly From Here can be seen at:

YES & Styx North American Tour 2011
Date City Venue

July 2011

July 12th Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 14th Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 15th Orange Beach, AL Amphitheater at the Wharf
July 16th Nashville, TN Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel
July 18th Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
July 19th Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 20th Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
July 22nd Thackerville, OK WinStar Casino
July 23rd Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheater
July 24th Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 26th Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 28th Eagle, ID Eagle River Pavilion
July 29th Redmond, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
July 30th Goldendale, WA Maryhill Winery

August 2011

August 2nd Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
August 3rd Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

For more official YES news and information, go to:


David Lynch.

DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION MUSIC launches DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD: Music That Changes The World, a star-studded digital music compilation to benefit the David Lynch Foundation ( that is now available exclusively on the iTunes Store,

Founded by iconic filmmaker DAVID LYNCH, the David Lynch Foundation is a not-for-profit educational organization which offers stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation® to underserved populations, including at-risk inner-city youth and U.S. veterans returning home from combat with post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as Native Americans, homeless adults and children, prisoners and those in need.

DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD features 33 renowned artists from around the world spanning Pop, Latin, Electronic, Rock, World, Indie, Hip-hop and Classical who have come together to express their support for the foundation and its visionary director. Artists include:
Alanis Morissette, Amanda Palmer, Andy Summers (of The Police) with Geeta Novotny, Arrested Development, Au Revoir Simone, Ben Folds, Ben Lee, Carmen Rizzo with Grant-Lee Phillips, Dave Stewart (of The Eurythmics), Donovan, Iggy Pop, Maroon 5, Moby, Nancy Sinatra, Neon Trees, Ozomatli, Peter Gabriel, Pink Jaffee with Jakob Dylan & Daryl Hannah, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Slightly Stoopid with Don Carlos, The Charlatans and Tom Waits and more (see full song list below).

The artists who have shared their music are spreading happiness," explains DAVID LYNCH. “With their music alone they’re supporting programs that take away suffering and bring bliss to many people. When you download these songs, you’ll get to enjoy great music and also know that you are bringing happiness to someone, somewhere in the world. Great artists, great mood, great music, great good is going to come. I encourage you to download for good."
All artists and label proceeds from DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD support the David Lynch Foundation

Following is the complete track listing for DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD:

1) Ozomatli, “MONSTER”
2) Iggy Pop, “Milk Cow Blues”
3) Pink Jaffee with Jakob Dylan & Daryl Hannah, “Wont You Stay”
4) Maroon 5, “The Air I Breathe”
5) Arrested Development, “Let It Go”
6) Peter Gabriel, “Curtains”
7) Carmen Rizzo with Grant-Lee Phillips, “Bring the Mountain Down”
8) Donovan, “Listen”
9) Heather Nova, “Doubled Up”
10) Andy Summers with Geeta Novotny, “Ave Maria”
11) Dave Stewart, “Man To Man”
12) Mary Hopkin, “Gold and Silver”
13) Tom Waits, “The Briar and The Rose” (Live)
14) Ben Folds, “Wild Mountain Thyme”
15) Slightly Stoopid with Don Carlos, “Wiseman” (Live at Black Water)
16) Salman Ahmad with Valerie Geffner, “Natchoon Gi”
17) Neon Trees, “Animal” (DJs From Mars Remix)
18) Au Revoir Simone, “Boys Of Summer”
19) Alanis Morissette, “20/20”
20) Ben Lee, “Food For The Moon”
21) Waterboys, “In The Beginning Was Love”
22) Moby, “The Poison Tree”
23) The Charlatans, “The Only One I Know” (RMX with Factory Floor)
24) Julio Iglesias Jr., “Geronimo”
25) Nancy Sinatra, “End of the World" (Remix)
26) Special Beat with Pauline Black, "Nightclub" (Live)
27) Peter & Gordon, “True Love Ways” (Live)
28) Band From TV, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”
29) Phil Soussan, “Shot In The Dark”
30) Rodrigo y Gabriela, “Satori” (Live)
31) Patricia Kaas, “Ddicte Aux Heroines” (Remix)
32) EMIN, “All I Need Tonight”
33) Amanda Palmer, “In My Mind” (Alternative Mix)

For more information on DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION MUSIC visit:
 Official weblinks:

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