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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

News Update for Wednesday February 1st, 2012

More UK dates for Thin Lizzy in May

Thin Lizzy have announced additional UK dates to their 2012 tour schedule.
The legendary rockers, due to phenomenal demand, will play 7 additional dates in May.
The lineup, features vocalist Ricky Warwick, bassist Marco Mendoza and guitarist Damon Johnson alongside Classic Thin Lizzy members Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton have gone from strength to strength since announcing their return in May 2010

Currently blowing away fans with 13 dates across the UK during January and February, Scott Gorham commented “The response has been amazing – there are some towns we haven’t played with this line up and demand for us to play there means we can add more shows – so here you are!!’

The band, who have not released a studio album since 1983's 'Thunder And Lightning', indicated earlier this year that they are considering recording new material together. Were this to happen, it would mark the first new music the band had released since the death of front man Phil Lynott in 1986.
 Thin Lizzy will play:

MAY 2012

 Wed 16 GUILDFORD, G Live - 0844 7701 797
Fri 18 LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy - 0844 477 2000
Sat 19 EDINBURGH, HMV Picture House - 08448 444 747
Sun 20 MIDDLESBROUGH, Empire - 01642 253 553
Tue 22 NOTTINGHAM, Rock City - 0845 413 4444
Wed 23 NORWICH, UEA LCR - 01603 508 050
Thu 24 BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy - 0844 477 2000

Tickets are on general sale from 9am, Friday 3rd February.
Priced £26.00 plus booking fee and are available from* or the 24hr Ticket Hotline 0844 338 0000* and venue box offices.
*all dates except Edinburgh and Norwich

For more information and VIP Package details go to:
Special Guests on these dates will be BLACK SPIDERS and THE TREATMENT.
Thin Lizzy are:
Scott Gorham – guitar
Damon Johnson – guitar
Ricky Warwick – vocals/guitar
Marco Mendoza – bass
Darren Wharton – keyboards
Brian Downey – drums

Official Thin Lizzy site:

“Best New Band in the Last Decade” To Release Live Double CD

Black Country Communion to Release Rip-Roaring Double Concert CD “Live Over Europe” on February 28, 2012
BCC to go back into the studio for third record this Summer

Los Angeles, CA, January, 31, 2012: Black Country Communion, the English-American rock band featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), will release their first concert CD Live Over Europe on February 28, 2012 on the J&R Adventures imprint. This 2-disc CD follows up the October 2011 release of the 2-disc DVD by the same name. The album is available for pre-order at:
Get your free download of the single “Cold” from the live album at:

Recently named by Eddie Trunk and co-hosts as “Best New Band of the Last 10 Years” on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, BCC taped Live Over Europe during its debut tour in the summer of 2011. On the album, the band blazes through 17 tracks, recorded in surround over three nights, playing to packed venues in Hamburg, Munich and Berlin. The set list includes songs from both of BCC’s albums – 2010’s self-titled debut and 2011’s sophomore release 2 - including “Black Country,” “One Last Soul,” “Save Me,” “Man In The Middle,” “Cold,” and “Song of Yesterday.” Also included in the mix is “The Ballad Of John Henry,” from Bonamassa’s 2009 solo album and the Deep Purple classic “Burn.”
Producer Kevin Shirley explains, “We saw that this live act could be an awesome force of nature to behold; one that promised legendary performances like those of our heroes of Classic Rock. The plan was to get them out there for the entire world to hear. Records allow a certain musical finesse, but live performance promises so much in the very transient nature of a gig; chances are taken, boundaries are crossed and the most exciting performances explode. Two studio albums built a repertoire big enough for a full concert which allowed us to unleash the monster for all the world to see and feel.”
Guitar World named BCC’s 2 as #12 in their Top 50 Albums of 2011. In November, BCC scooped up the Breakthrough Award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards. called BCC the “Great Last Hope for Classic Hard Rock.”
BCC debut tour took the band around the world, playing to cities in North America and Europe. On June 10, at Anaheim, CA’s Grove of Anaheim, The Orange County Register exclaimed, “The four members of BCC truly recast the heavy rock of the '60s and '70s and yank it into the 21st century as well as anyone in recent memory.”

Live Over Europe Track List:
Disc 1
1. Revolution of the Machine
2. Black Country
3. One Last Soul
4. Crossfire
5. Save Me
6. The Battle For Hadrian’s Wall
7. Beggarman
8. Faithless
9. Song of Yesterday
10. I Can See Your Spirit

Disc 2
11. Cold
12. The Ballad of John Henry
13. The Outsider
14. The Great Divide
15. Sista Jane
16. Man In The Middle
17. Burn
Essential Links:

Guitar World magazine streaming new UFO track

US magazine Guitar World has just issued this following piece on the UK's excellent UFO, focused around the playing of popular guitarists favourite player, Vinnie Moore.

For more details on Guitar World, UFO or the band's labels and other artists:

British hard-rockers UFO have had an amazing, 40-plus-year career, so we're excited to be able to bring you the opening track off their 20th studio album, Seven Deadly. Scroll down to listen to "Fight Night" now.

Seven Deadly is out February 28th in the U.S. and a day earlier worldwide via SPV/Steamhammer.

If you like what you hear, you can pre-order Seven Deadly right now through
UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore just unveiled a new custom guitar from Dean USA earlier this month at Winter NAMM 2012.
Check out a photo gallery of the Dean USA DCR Vinnie Moore Vinman Koa here.

..... And finally ....

Just for fun folks ....
Based on the US format of month, day, year .... Guess what day it makes?

Alright!!!! Yep, you guessed it, it's 2112 day (2/1/12)!!!

Get yer Rush on!!!
Time to pull out the old '2112' classic album for some serious Rush listening!

Happy Rush day!

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