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Saturday, April 7, 2012

News Update for Saturday April 7th, 2012

Guns N' Roses UK Tour - new London date and Thin Lizzy to support!

NEW DATE - 1ST JUNE 2012 - The O2, London

Follow this link for tickets:

One of the greatest rock bands of all time is back with the most anticipated tour of 2012!

After selling out arenas around the globe in 2011, Guns N’ Roses“the most dangerous band in the world” - are storming the UK this Spring. It all coincides with the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an honour they nabbed as soon as they were eligible. And, as with everything related to Axl Rose and his cohorts, this tour is guaranteed to cause a stir. Never far from controversy, but always true to the music, GNR are still the most talked about hard rock band of the past 20 years.
G ‘n’ R will be taking the ‘Night Train’ to travel the country with gigs in Paradise Cities Nottingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London in May.

In a career spanning more than two decades, Guns N’ Roses have become one of the biggest bands, not only in the world, but in musical (and more importantly, rock ‘n’ roll) history. They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide and are considered one of the most influential rock bands the world has ever seen.
After rising to fame in the late 80’s and gaining worldwide recognition with their hit single Sweet Child of Mine in 1988, the band went on to release five albums including the double Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II which was the first in history to walk off with both top spots on the Billboard chart. VHI has also named Welcome to the Jungle ‘Best Hard Rock Song’ - a fitting accolade for such a rock anthem. Guns N’ Roses’ most recent release, and fifth studio album, Chinese Democracy went straight to the top of the charts in thirteen countries, as well as going platinum in 15.

The band’s live shows are always hotly anticipated and demand for tickets is never less than overwhelming, showing that their longevity in the spotlight is by no mistake and is very-much deserved. Don’t miss your change to witness the legendary Axl Rose and co live in the UK.

Thin Lizzy of course, have a legendary relationship with UK audiences and have been back in recent years headlining many shows of their own once again and being a part of major UK rock festivals once more, in the last few years being invited to play at both Download and Sonisphere festivals.

The line up that currently features classic members in Brian Downey (Drums), Scott Gorham (Guitars), Darren Wharton (Keyboards), alongside Marco Mendoza (Bass), whose been a part of different Lizzy lineups since they've reunited after legendary frontman Phillip Lynott passed on in 1986.
Rounded off by frontman Ricky Warwick (Lead vocals / guitars) and guitarist Damon Johnson, who have both been successful in their own right, the band has been playing live shows that are stunning and surprising audiences around the globe once more.
Without doubt, the boys are clearly back in your towns again!

Official weblinks:

And in related Thin Lizzy news ...

Still In Love With You
The Phillip Lynott Exhibition
 5 April - 24 June 2012

It's official... The boy's are back in town!

Following an astonishing eight-month run in Dublin, Still In Love With You: The Philip Lynott Exhibition is heading to London! The acclaimed exhibition will be showing for a limited time only at the British Music Experience from the 5 April - 24 June.

Born in West Bromwich to an Irish mother, Philip Lynott was an iconic rock hero, as well as a poet and a songwriter of outstanding quality. As lead singer with the legendary Thin Lizzy, his powerful music reverberated around the world. Now, in Still In Love With You – The Philip Lynott Exhibition, rock enthusiasts, music fans, families and visitors to London alike can take an emotional and inspiring journey through the life and times, the music and memories of a phenomenal rock star and romantic.

From lyrics books and guitars to stage costumes and Phil's personal diary, it paints a fascinating picture of Ireland's first bona fide rock star. "It's an exhibition for anyone who loves music," Hot Press editor Niall Stokes said, "and especially for musicians it offers a special insight into what it is to be a musician and a songwriter."
Along with guitars, basses and other equipment used by Philip Lynott, there are tour jackets worn by the singer, flight cases, his personal diary, lyric books, school reports and Lynott's shares in Manchester United Football Club on display – as well as personal letters, cards and dozens of other unique items.

The Philip Lynott Exhibition also features a huge amount of new material from the archives of Irish music magazine Hot Press, as well as additional photographs, original paintings and other exclusive artwork. There are video installations and other audio-visual material, including tributes from Bono, Imelda May as well as Brian Downey of Thin Lizzy and many more.

While on showcase in Dublin, the exhibition attracted visitors from the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Serbia, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, the USA, Canada and many more countries around the world, as well as from all over the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Don't miss your chance to find out more about one of rock music's best front men.

Official weblink:

as Alice Cooper heads back to school

Alice Cooper is doing his bit to help school kids get their musical education on track.

Last night Alice Cooper crashed a Paradise Valley Board Of Education meeting, dropping in to show his support for the Mr Holland's Opus Foundation -

At the meeting, Tricia Steel of MHOF awarded $20,000 worth of musical instruments to Arrowhead Elementary, an Arizona school where students do have mandatory music and art lessons, but where not every child is able to afford an instrument. Currently each school owned instrument is shared by 3 students, making it hard to practice and progress.

Bob Ezrin, who is on the board of the Mr Hollands Opus Foundation, asked Alice to make an appearance to help boost the organization's visibility.
Alice spoke for about 5 minutes, stressing the importance of supporting music and art education in schools.

For everything you need to know about Alice Cooper:

Eagle Rock Entertainment Is Proud To Release
Pink Floyd
The Story Of Wish You Were Here

~On DVD and Blu-ray June 26, 2012~ 

New York, NY (April, 2012) — Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the simultaneous release on June 26 of Pink Floyd The Story Of Wish You Were Here on DVD and Blu-ray. 
This is the authorized story of the album made with the full involvement and approval of the members of Pink Floyd

Wish You Were Here, released in September 1975, was the follow up album to the globally successful The Dark Side Of The Moon and is cited by many fans, as well as band members Richard Wright and David Gilmour, as their favorite Pink Floyd album. On release it went straight to Number One in both the UK and the US and topped the charts in many other countries around the world. This program tells the story of the making of this landmark release through new interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason and archive interviews with the late Richard Wright. Also featured are sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson, guest vocalist Roy Harper, front cover “burning man” Ronnie Rondell and others involved in the creation of the album. In addition, original recording engineer Brian Humphries revisits the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios to illustrate aspects of the songs’ construction.

The band members discuss the album’s themes of absence, the greed of the music business and former band member Syd Barrett, who is famously celebrated in “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, which both opens and closes the album. The program also covers the unexpected visit Barrett paid to Abbey Road during the recording, the difficulties of the early recording sessions and how the decision to split “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” into two sections was the catalyst for the album’s successful completion.

The DVD and Blu-ray releases contain additional bonus material not featured in the TV broadcast version, including further interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason plus Roger Waters and David Gilmour performing excerpts from the Wish You Were Here album.

The Story Of Wish You Were Here is a fascinating document and fitting tribute to Pink Floyd’s outstanding achievement in the creation of this masterpiece.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne.
Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.


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