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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

News Update for Wednesday 24th August, 2011

PBS presents Foreigner: Live In Chicago!
Watch the concert special of Foreigner performing in Chicago at the historic Chicago-area Arcada Theatre on your local PBS station!
Filmed in March 2011, the show will also be included on DVD in the newest Foreigner collection, "Feels Like the First Time", coming out September 13th and available exclusively at Walmart and
The broadcast and the DVD both have exclusive performances unique to each.
More dates to follow! The schedule can be found here:

Roger Glover New Album "IF LIFE WAS EASY"
Roger Glover was born on the 30 November 1945 on a farm near Brecon, Wales. He has one younger sister, Christine.
His musical career started in 1960 when he was living in Pinner, Middlesex and going to Harrow County School, where he helped form his first group, The Madisons. Personnel changes led the group name to be changed to The Lightings and eventually to Episode Six.
In 1963, he attended Hornsey Art College, still playing in the group.

In 1965, as Episode Six turned professional, they lost their lead singer abnd invited a local singer called Ian Gillan to join. Over the next four years they toured and recorded, achieving modest success. Roger and Ian became songwriting partners.

In 1969, Roger and Ian were invited to join Deep Purple, which very soon became one of the biggest bands in the world with albums such as Deep Purple In Rock, Fireball, Machine Head, Made In Japan and Who Do We Think We Are.

In 1973, after their huge success with songs like Black Night and Smoke On The Water, Roger left the band and continued working as a record producer, one of his first successes being Nazareth’s Razamanaz. For six years he worked as a producer, with two more albums by Nazareth, three albums by Elf (Ronnie James Dio’s band), two albums by David Coverdale, and such artists as Judas Priest, Status Quo, Rory Gallagher, Michael Schenker, etc. before becoming the producer for Rainbow, Ritchie Blackmore’s band. In 1979 he joined Rainbow and recorded and toured with them until 1984, when Deep Purple had a reunion. He has been in Deep Purple since then.

His solo records are The Butterfly Ball (1974), Elements (1978), Mask (1984), Snapshot (2002) and If Life Was Easy (2011).

His daughter Gillian resides in London and has her own career in music, releasing Red Handed (2007) and Still Life With Music (2011).

Roger currently lives in Switzerland with his partner Myriam and their two daughters, Lucinda and Melody.
Official website:

~SEPTEMBER 27, 2011~

New York, NY (August, 2011)— Favored Nations Entertainment is proud to announce the September 27th CD release of Acoustic Gypsy Live by L.A. Guns (Tracii Guns, guitar; Danny Nordahl, bass; Chad Steward, drums; Jizzy Pearl, vocals, Teddy “Zig Zag” Andreadis, keyboards, Muddy Stardust; guitar and back-up vocals; Doni Gray, percussion). Produced, mixed and mastered by Grammy winner Neil Citron, this is the first acoustic album by the acclaimed Los Angeles band in their 29-year history, recorded at The Hotel CafĂ© in Hollywood. L.A. Guns will embark on a national tour in September to support the CD.

The band who lit up Hollywood like a surprise M-80 in a garbage can with their raw radical rowdy ways earned themselves legendary status on the Sunset Strip. When Jason Kramer and Jason Rothberg suggested they do an acoustic record, Tracii was “terrified, as I hadn’t played live acoustically for more than an hour since my Bancroft Junior High School guitar ensemble when I was 13 years old. I gathered up the guys I trust the most musically to help make this as great as possible. After listening back to this performance, I am not so scared to perform acoustically anymore.”

What makes Acoustic Gypsy Live so startling is its nuanced attention-to-detail – a musical awareness that L.A. Guns, who never diluted the manic hysteria of their songs one iota in their previous records, relishes in on Acoustic Gypsy Live. With a gorgeous lead guitar solo by Tracii, the CD’s opener, “Crystal Eyes,” hits a bulls-eye with its beauty and clarity-of-vision. Stark, dramatic, simplistically pristine, the inherent harmonic structure of the song itself reaches that part of the soul where honesty is a given, not a constructed artifice. The song cruises to completion to set the scene for the kind of album that no one—including the band itself—even knew was in them. Vocalist Jizzy still works up the growl, as evidenced on “One Way Ticket.”
Tracii started L.A. Guns while still in high school in 1982. The original singer, Michael Jagosz, was replaced by Axl Rose. Signed to PolyGram in ’87, their self-titled debut, with Phil Lewis replacing Rose, sold over a million copies, as did Cocked and Loaded (1989) and Hollywood Vampires (1991).
With 14 tracks—including not only all their hits, but covers of Boudleaux Bryant’s “Love Hurts” and Otis Redding’s “These Arms Of Mine”Acoustic Gypsy Live proves these longtime latenight denizens of the Sunset Strip need no electricity to kick ass.

Track Listing: 1) “Crystal Eyes,” 2) “One Way Ticket,” 3) “Decide,” 4) “Dreamtime,” 5) “Electric Gypsy,” 6) “It’s Over Now,” 7) “Never Enough,” 8) “Over The Edge,” 9) “Little Soldier,” 10) “Sex Action,” 11) “These Arms Of Mine,” 12) “Love Hurts,” 13) “The Ballad Of Jayne,” 14) “Rip And Tear”
Official band website:

Former AC/DC Bassist Mark Evans Book Release

Former AC/DC bass player Mark Evans, who played with the band from 1975 through 1977, and appears on the albums “T.N.T.”, “ High Voltage”, “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”, and “Let There Be Rock” (and the “74 Jailbreak” album) is releasing his very own memoir titled “Dirty Deeds, My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC”.
The book has already been released in Australia this August, and the North American edition of the book is slated for release in November.
The book is now available for pre-order through from Bazillion Points books

One day in 1975, 19-year-old Aussie rocker Mark Evans walked into a local bar to check out a band. Within days, he played his first show as bass player of AC/DC. A week later he was on national TV, alongside devious schoolboy Angus Young and the wild singer Bon Scott-dressed as a pigtailed, cigarette-smoking schoolgirl and waving a mallet. In the next few years Mark toured internationally, and appeared on the groundbreaking and platinum-selling AC/DC releases High Voltage, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock, and the '74 Jailbreak EP.

'Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC' brings the gripping, laugh-out-loud tale of a band that lived fast and played harder than anyone else. The first bio by a band insider during the early years, the book details the struggles and personalities behind the rise of hard rock's most successful group; with guest spots by rock n' roll icons like George Harrison, Gene Simmons, Phil Lynott, Rose Tattoo, and members of Metallica.
In his honest and revealing memoir, Mark Evans contends with life's many turns: A rough-as-nails upbringing, lucky breaks, soaring highs, and terrible personal loss and tragedy. It was a long way to the top...and he was just getting started.

"The aggressive attitude that AC/DC had towards Australian bands continued when we shifted overseas. The world's bigger bands became our new targets. Who the fuck did these pricks think they were? We saw a few of the so-called headline acts and straight away knew that we had nothing to fear."

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