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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

News Update for Wednesday 21st September, 2011

Newman statement on Firefest appearance

I'm really pleased for Steve Newman and his band to hear this, but by the same token, it's sad that a band with as much promise as Far Cry, have had their dream of their UK date taken away, as explained in Monday's news items.
Anyway read on, as it's not exactly entirely all over for Far Cry just yet ...

We have been confirmed to play Firefest 2011 !!

Due to unforeseen circumstances Far Cry are unable to make the event this year so it's with mixed emotions we will now open the Sunday 23rd October proceedings. There have been two changes to the running schedule, you can view the press release here

Obviously we are absolutely over the moon to be asked back, we had such a great time last year. We also have further good news in that Pete Fry (Far Cry guitarist/songwriter) will still be flying to the show, and, not only that, will perform a Far Cry song with Newman. As you maybe aware Steve and Pete struck up a great relationship after they co-wrote 4 songs on the great new "Optimism" album.

"I was so saddened when I heard the news in regards to Far Cry, I know how much Pete had been looking forward to this show, when I found out he was still travelling over it seemed natural to me to call him and invite him up onstage to perform one of the songs we wrote together, it's going to be great fun" says Steve Newman

We are also pleased to announce that in part of the preparations for Firefest we will be playing the following warm up show with Fay Wray:

7th October - Portsmouth - The Heroes
125 London Road Waterlooville, Hampshire (England). 
Tel: +44 (0) 23 9225 3068

Newman will be performing the first set including songs from the new "Under Southern Skies" album and will also be joined by Mark Thompson-Smith to perform one of the songs from the recent "Big Life" album. The rest of the night will be handled by Mark and Fay Wray playing a massive selection of rock covers. It's going to be a great night !!!

Official Newman website:

Pat Travers Band recording new live DVD, want to be in it?!

Well, this is really only coming your way so to speak, IF you're going to be in the Orlando, FL area
Pat Travers drummer Sandy Gennaro just shared this on his Facebook page, so read on good people!

Pat Travers, 'kickin' your ass!' :)

If you want to be part of a live DVD shoot of The Pat Travers Band and you happen to be hangin' in the Orlando area -'show up tomorrow at 7 - 7.30pm Wed 9/21 at:
Greg Rike Productions, 1191 Commerce Park, Altamonte Springs, FL.
Phone # is: 407. 862. 6882
IT'S FREE and your Rock n' Roll ass will be sufficiently kicked in delux fashion - I know because musical ass-kickin' starts with the DRUMS and DRUMMA!!!
Keep tabs on PT at:

Sandy Gennaro's website:

VH1 Classic Presents:
Hosted by Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson
SEASON 9: Los Angeles!

You wanted more metal, we’re giving you more metal! VH1 Classic’s THAT METAL SHOW is back and ready for another season of celebrating all things hard rock and heavy metal. THAT METAL SHOW is back in LA to film its 9th season and we’re looking for hardcore rock and metal fans to be in the audience for our shows!

Hosted by Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, THAT METAL SHOW is a ONE HOUR roundtable talk show where legends of rock hang out and discuss their past and current projects, all the while interacting with the metal maniacs that make up our studio audience. Once again, we’ll be defining our TMS TOP 5 picks, Stumping the Trunk, and finding out What Ever Happened to your favorite artists who vanished from the scene.
THAT METAL SHOW is quite simply the only on-air destination for the greatest genre of music ever created.

We will have another season of AMAZING Guests, so get your reservations in now!
Sunday 10/16/11
Monday, 10/17/11
Wednesday, 10/19/11
Thursday, 10/20/11

NOTE- We will film 2 shows each day. You MUST stay for both show tapings. The shows this season will be a FULL HOUR, so we will be shooting for an hour and half each show! It’s twice the Metal!
LOCATION-Los Angeles, CA (Given upon being confirmed.)
(The total check in & tape time for the tapings will be approx 4-4.5 hours)

PLEASE NOTE- As this is a television taping, all shows are overbooked. (Which is standard for any show) Audience members will be allowed in on a first come first served basis.
We are extending this special, complimentary ticket offer to LA fans of METAL!!
And Include:
CITY/STATE: (MUST be in the LA area to be eligible)
GUEST NAMES: (You Can bring TWO guests with you)
Put “Metal Show (and date you would like to attend)” in subject line!
Example: “Metal Show 10/16/11”
There are no hard tickets, you will be put on a VIP security list upon confirmation.
For more details go to:

The Sweet confirm special Key Club gig (Hollywood) for CD launch party

The Sweet has confirmed a date at the Key Club for a special CD Release performance party on Wednesday, October 26th. KLOS 95.5 is partnering with us on the show.
We're doing a special $9.55 ticket and giving 95 copies of the new CD to the first 95 ticket-holders in attendance.
 We'll be going on at 9.30pm. Hope you can all make it.
Here's is the ticket link for the CD Release performance at the Key Club on October 26th. Tickets are still available!! 

Current Sweet line up is:

Steve Priest - Bass/Vocals (Original Founding Member)
Stuart Smith - Guitar/Vocals
Richie Onori - Drums
Joe Retta - Vocals
Stevie Stewart - Keyboards

Official website:

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