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Friday, November 4, 2011

News Update for Friday November 4th, 2011

Hi folks, yes, no news for a few days as I desperately try to wrap up getting one the three interviews that need wrapping up, on the site for you ...
Should have the first one up tomorrow - At sometime! - or over the weekend ... It's our wedding anniversary next week, so I need to be on the ball!
Anyway, I've been receiving a bunch of press releases this week, so I really though I should share some of these with you, so here you go. Cheers, oh and have a great weekend! Al

Alice Cooper Live Night of Fear Recording made available

Alice Cooper is excited to be teaming up with the music specialists,Concert Live, to produce instant live recordings of his shows in Birmingham, London and in Lille on the 27/10/11, 29/10/11 and the 3/11/11 respectively. These exclusive CDs are the ultimate item of fan memorabilia and what better way is there to get in the mood for Halloween, the Festival of all things Freaky, then a live recording of Alice Cooper's famous Halloween show at the historic landmark, Alexandra Palace.

Don't miss out on your chance to order your very own live recording, which can be picked up from the venue the INSTANT that the last note of the gig has been played. And, if you aren't lucky enough to be able to make one of these performances then don't you worry, Concert Live can send one of these CDs straight to your home.

Order yours now:

Official Alice Cooper website:

'Frampton Comes Alive' 35th Anniversary UK Tour starts November 11th

Peter Frampton, the legendary British guitarist, and founding member of Humble Pie and The Herd, kicks off the 35th Anniversary UK Tour of his iconic multi-platinum album Frampton Comes Alive, performed in its entirety, along with highlights from his Grammy Award winning career, at the Manchester Bridgewater Hall on Friday 11th November.
Frampton’s milestone double live album, which has sold over 17 million copies worldwide, will be performed in the UK for the very first time in its entirety in the UK at the following venues:

Manchester Bridgewater Hall Friday 11th November
Cambridge Corn Exchange Saturday 12th November (SOLD OUT)
London HMV Hammersmith Apollo Sunday 13th November
Birmingham Symphony Hall Tuesday 15th November
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Wednesday 16th November
National Ticket Hotline: 08700 603 777. Book Online:
Featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest selling double live album of all time, ‘Frampton Comes Alive’ includes the hit singles ‘Show Me The Way’, ‘Do You Feel Like We Do’, and ‘Baby, I Love Your Way’, along with highlights from Frampton's extensive album catalogue.
Read the full press release and download hi res photos:

Hugo is Steve Perry in Voyage!

Hugo, has the voice that won over many Journey fans in his similarity with Steve Perry, the classic Journey lead singer. Hugo not only sounds like Perry, but ironically he looks more like Perry than anyone else ..., beside Perry himself!

I seem to recall Neal Schon saying sometime back, when they were looking for vocalists that, 'This guy looks too like Steve Perry, it was freaky ...' Or something very similar if memory serves me right.

Anyway, Hugo is now fronting Voyage, the ultimate tribute to Journey show, but the thing is they play gigs that are so few and far between that you need to jump on them right away.
Tonight, yes Friday 4th November, Voyage will play at The Canal Room, West Broadway (On Canal Street), New York.
Go check it out.

Official band site:

Marco Mendoza's Thin Lizzy Bass For Sale

Thin Lizzy Bass For Sale

Marco Mendoza's Bass that he used in Thin Lizzy and Soul Sirkus is up for sale on eBay.
This bass was used and can be heard on the Thin Lizzy - 'Live - One Night Only' CD.

This is a chance to own a piece of rock history and a great bass at a great price.
Check it out!




New York, NY (November 1, 2011)— On July 16, 2011, Deep Purple performed on the closing night of Switzerland’s prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival by re-inventing their classic catalog with the help of a symphony orchestra. This night will forever be emblazoned upon the brains of Deep Purple fans around the world when Eagle Rock Entertainment releases Live At Montreux 2011 simultaneously in DVD and Blu-Ray and 2 CD packages on November 8.

The whole night has been preserved in crystal clarity via high definition for the DVD and Blu-Ray releases. The sound on the 2CD set — DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo — is superb. Included on the DVD and Blu-Ray is a bonus in-depth band interview. Such classics as Highway Star,” “Strange Kind of Woman,” “Lazy,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Hush,” “Woman From Tokyo,” “Black Night,” “Smoke On The Water” and 11 other gems, as performed with the orchestral sweep behind them, certainly spurred the band on. Ian Gillan (vocals), Ian Paice (drums), Roger Glover (bass), Steve Morse (guitar) and Don Airey (keyboards) can be seen visibly pleased with the results of the orchestra, as directed by Stephen “BK” Bentley-Klein.

This 115-minute concert is emblematic of the kind of shows that Deep Purple has been putting on with amazing consistency as they criss-cross the globe. It’s what their fans have come to expect. The current orchestra tour has proven them capable of transcending genre limitations to reach out for the kind of all-encompassing theatrical presentation that’s hard to forget. Now, with this release, Deep Purple fans around the globe can thrill to this extraordinary pairing of symphonic textures and the hardest of Classic Rock.


1) Orchestral Intro
2) Highway Star
3) Hard Loving Man
4) Maybe I’m A Leo
5) Strange Kind Of Woman
6) Rapture Of The Deep
7) Woman From Tokyo
8) Contact Lost
9) When A Blind Man Cries
10) The Well Dressed Guitar


1) Knocking At Your Back Door
2) Lazy
3) No One Came
4) Don Airey Solo
5) Perfect Strangers
6) Space Truckin’
7) Smoke On The Water
8) Hush
9) Black Night

Official weblinks:


New York, NY (October 27, 2011) — Candice Night, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, has stepped outside of Blackmore’s Night, the group she’s fronted for 15 years with Ritchie Blackmore, to release Reflections (Minstrel Hall Music).

This debut solo album, composed and arranged by Night, shows an artist secure in her vision, executing flawlessly a myriad of styles from powerful pop-rock balladry and irresistible whimsy, to rock’n’roll, symphonic post-folk and even a modernistic take on girl-group soulfulness (“Gone Gone Gone”). Between the constantly shifting soundscapes of haunting melodies and thought-provoking lyrics and the lush evocative musical bed upon which they lie, Reflections is revelatory. Night’s melodic inventions on this album are pristine, rooted in centuries-old folk strains that she has absorbed in a lifetime of listening and learning.

“Now And Then,” for instance, has the kind of vocal that stays with the listener long after the song ends. In a voice quivering … vulnerable … sensual, Night nails this tale that was originally intended for Blackmore’s Night. On “Dangerous Smile,” the guitars bespeak a rock’n’roll sensibility that has been ingrained within her yet now can take center-stage. The pumped-up percussion adds volumes…as does Candice’s lyric and attitude.

And we thought we knew Candice Night!

From the preternaturally pretty “Robin Red Breast,” which continues her career-long fascination with nature, to the Symphonic-Folk (do we have a new genre here?) of “For You,” Candice Night has delivered a career statement of startling proportions. The satisfyingly full production of single “Call It Love” earned her the #7 spot on the FMQB/AC Mainstream chart, nestled between Lady Gaga and Coldplay. She recently released a video for the totally haunting impossible-to-forget “Black Roses.”

Candice Night – international role model, a life-long advocate for numerous charitable causes, animal activist, superstar princess on the Renaissance Faire circuit, recent mom, and the ultimate Classic Rock muse in a career that has been impossible to define — adds yet another chapter to her long saga of female empowerment on Reflections.

Click here to view the “Black Roses” video:

Track Listing:

1.) Wind Is Calling (Hush The Wind)
2.) Gone Gone Gone
3.) Black Roses
4.) Now and Then (2011)
5.) Dangerous Smile
6.) For You
7.) Call It Love
8.) Robin Red Breast
9.) Alone With Fate
10.) In Time
For more information on Candice, please visit:



Paul Rodgers will be Joe Bonamassa's special guest for his two shows at New York's Legendary Beacon Theatre this Friday, November 4 and Saturday November 5. 
Joe has requested that he sing two songs that Rodgers wrote and recorded with Free.
The shows will be recorded for a future DVD.
Bonamassa's last DVD "Live From the Royal Albert Hall" featured Eric Clapton.

Official weblinks:

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