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Saturday, February 25, 2012

News Update for Saturday February 25th, 2012

Chickenfoot 2012 US tour dates

Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani and this time around Kenny Aronoff who has stepped into Chad Smith's shoes, while he gets back on track with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, are going to be hitting the road again as Chickenfoot, in support of their second album, the oddly titled '3!'
The next set of US tour dates kick off in May, running through June putting on a significant run of dates as opposed to their last US jaunt.
Live dates are:
Official band website:

Thin Lizzy
The Holy Grail of live performances on DVD for the first time
 Thin Lizzy have just announced the release of 'LIVE AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM DUBLIN.'
This DVD is a treasure trove for Thin Lizzy fans featuring content never before released on home video including a live show described as the Holy Grail for Thin Lizzy fans, captured in 1975 in front of a home crowd at the National Stadium in Dublin.
This is the only live footage of much of the classics from the 'Fighting' era and it shows Thin Lizzy in their prime, lean and hungry style, ready to conquer the world!
The show's original audio has been newly restored and remastered for 2012, allowing fans to rightly hear the band in their full glory.

 Out 12th March
Available to pre-order:


 It also features:
Renegade: The Philip Lynott Story (documentary, 60 min).This unique film offers an in-depth, fly-on-the-wall discussion with Philip himself, an opportunity forever missed to many due to his untimely passing at the age of 36. It offers amazing personal insights into Phil's creative work as well as the only known live footage of his solo band.
The Sun Goes Down (documentary, 26 min) - shot in Ireland during the band's 1983 Thunder and Lightning Tour featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage as well as two live tracks Are You Ready from the show in Belfast and The Sun Goes Down from Dublin.
BONUS FEATURES: 6/5 Live show (8 min) special RTE TV performance presented by Dave Heffernan featuring two live tracks Are You Ready and Whiskey In The Jar / Old Town (4 min) promo video produced for RTE featuring Phil Lynott as a solo artist.   
Official site:
UFO Entire New Album Seven Deadly Streaming on 

British Hard Rock legends UFO will release their new studio album Seven Deadly on February 24th in Germany, February 27th in Europe and on February 28th in the USA/Canada through SPV / Steamhammer.

Starting today the online home of famed hard rock and metal DJ Eddie Trunk is hosting an exclusive stream on the entire new UFO album Seven Deadly.
Get a first listen HERE:

Eddie Trunk is one of the co-hosts of VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show", as well as the host of "Friday Night Rocks" which airs live on Q104.3 in New York City on Friday nights from 11pm-2am EST.   The show is also syndicated across the country, a list of syndicated stations can be found HERE:

In addition to those shows Eddie also hosts a weekly program on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio called "Eddie Trunk Live" the show can be heard Monday nights from 6pm-10pm EST on the Hair Nation Channel which is channel 39.

Seven Deadly is available for pre-order on

Seven Deadly is an atmospherically dense fabric consisting of classy guitars, tight rock grooves and vocals which are unique to UFO. So it's no wonder that sound engineer Tommy Newton, in whose Area 51 studio in Celle, Germany, the new tracks were recorded, commented: "I've never heard a better Phil Mogg!"

The UFO frontman's thoroughly impressive vocal performance goes hand in hand with the awesome compositions on Seven Deadly. The classic rock of 'Burn Your House Down' features all the important UFO strengths, 'Mojotown' sees the musicians sound tougher than ever, and last but not least 'Year Of The Gun' features a pointed reference to UFO's early days.


UFO live 2012
2/25-2/28: Florida/Bahamas @ Monsters of Rock Boat Cruise

And finally .....

Does this look like a cool summer tour or what?!

It seems the 'Rock Never Stops Tour' is back for 2012 and I for one think this bill looks fantastic!
I wish I had live dates I could share with you, but as of right now, there's no more than this flyer, from management company ARM Entertainment.

With talk of a new album from Dokken already leaked, under the working title of 'Broken Bones,' not to mention new albums from both Firehouse and Trixter, these bands will certainly be up for it!
Dokken new album story source:

Quiet Riot currently, do not know who to put in the lead vocalist role, following the band's recent bust up with Mark Ruff ... I believe currently it is Robert Mason (Lynch Mob, Warrant), I guess we'll see!

Y&T of course release the excellent 'Facemelter' album two years back now and sadly lost original bassist Phil Kennemore (RIP), but have moved on and are currently doing the rounds in the clubs right now!
Would be nice to hear a new album though ...

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