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Monday, September 5, 2011

News update for Monday September 5th, 2011

Happy Labor day to all American readers! Yes, see I spelt labor the American way, since it is an American holiday AND it's one I get! :)

Hope everyone is enjoying their long weekends and enjoying whatever event or family get together grabs you?
Anyway, I apologise for the lack of review updates, hope to put that right very soon.
I am enlisting the help of a friend, whose already done something for you folks and I'm pretty sure you enjoyed his writing then. I'll wait until I have his 'helpful' results before I give the game away - No pressure mate if you're reading this! LOL! - but put simply, I admit when there's too much work for one person to do and hopefully it gives folks a slightly different angle too.
Well, enough of my babble, onto the updates. Cheers, Al

 Night Ranger puts on a special show for charity

A special concert with Night Ranger to benefit veterans and their families presented by 105.9 The Rock and Hard Rock Café.
Sunday, Sept. 11 Night Ranger will perform an intimate, UNPLUGGED show for its fans at Hard Rock Café Nashville. All proceeds from the show will go to 'Not Alone,' a nonprofit organization that provides no-cost counseling to returning combat veterans impacted by post traumatic stress disorder and their families.

Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm.
General Admin tickets $30, VIP tickets $50 (Meet the band and receive their new album 'Somewhere in California'). For more information and advance ticket purchase go to or

Europe 'Live at Shepherds Bush, London' to get US release in October 2011

Well I have to say that this is one I've been looking out for, for a few months now after it originally simply got a release in Europe's homeland of Sweden and just this month got a UK release but now at last, it looks like Europe's much talked about show in London, UK from earlier this year is about to get a US release.

The information that I have through MVD Entertainment only gives limited details on the forthcoming DVD and Blu-Ray release, but you can always go to the band's website for further information.
The planned release of 'Europe Live at Shepherds Bush, London,' will happen on October 25th, through Talent Trust ...
Also, the UK released version - Looking at - seems to have different artwork to the Swedish and planned US releases?

The newest DVD from Scandinavia's biggest rock band Europe, who finished their two year long 'Last Look At Eden' tour with a second run in the United Kingdom baptized "Balls 'n' Banners Tour 2011."

Europe took the opportunity to record their sold-out performance at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London on the 19th of February 2011. The DVD includes the whole show and a multitude of bonus material from the bands Swedish performances at Johanneshov Ice Stadion and Gröna Lund, plus interviews, videos and more.
Info source and pre-order links:
Blu-Ray -
 Go to:

Van Halen update appears

The Van Halen news desk - - has posted an update on the current status of the 'new' Van Halen album ... It's finally done ..., but when well see it remains anyones guess?!
This from that site:

Good news regarding Van Halen’s upcoming album – as of a little over three weeks ago, the band has finished mixing the album. The rumor that the mixing process was taking overly long isn’t true, as the mixing began in July and was finished in August.
The album is to be mastered in mid-September. This process should only take around a weeks time, so the album should be 100% completed sometime this month! There is still no word on a definite release date.
Stay tuned to for a more extensive update within a few days.
There had been some back and forth stuff about David Lee Roth's vocals, that Eddie (Van Halen) wasn't happy with them, but according to another report over at all is now good.
Triumph 'Allied Forces' coming live on Rockline
Canadian rock trio Triumph, it appears are making another small step to what all of us fans of the band can only hope will lead to some kind of new reformation.
It's been too long since those two reunion shows from a few years ago took place at Sweden Rock Festival and Rocklahoma.
It looks like the trio will be appreaing together on the Rockline radio show, towards the end of the month. 
This from Triumph's site:
Experience TRIUMPH’s classic breakthrough album, Allied Forces like never before! Fans will get a first listen of the completely re-mastered album LIVE on
Tune in September 21st at 8:30pm PT/11:30pm ET, when TRIUMPH themselves will be live guests in studio. All three members of the Canadian rock juggernaut will be there to debut the release of the album, along with Rockline host Bob Coburn. Fans are encouraged to speak with the band by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you or to listen online, go to 
Fans are given the opportunity to phone in and have their questions answered by Mike, Gil and Rik. This is the perfect time to rediscover this landmark in Canadian rock music, as this date marks 30 years to the week, of the album’s original release.
Fingers and everthing else crossed that it turns out to lead to more.
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