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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

News Update for Tuesday April 17th, 2012

Hello folks, sorry for lack of update yesterday, I was sick as a dog for some reason. Rough day ...
Another sign of getting old maybe, who know why we get sick sometimes?! Bummer!
Anyway, enough on that, on with the news ...
Sorry, one last thing ... Don't forget about this month's giveaway, FREE online guitar tuition for a year, through details at the end of today's news.

Cheers, Al

Saxon - New Live Album Fan-Package!

British heavy metal rockers Saxon, who released the excellent 'Call To Arms' album late last year and supported it with a worldwide tour, are about to release a live album and DVD package recorded during the tour.
This update via the bands newsletter:

Strictly limited, this exclusive package contains the "Best Of Wacken" DVD, a double audio CD recorded live in Glasgow (2011) on the Call To Arms tour, plus the full and complete Saxon W:O:A performances from 2004/2007/2009 - each on a separate DVD and, a Saxon flag.
The real surprise is that 10 'Golden Tickets' are randomly included in the box sets, which will allow the 10 lucky winners to visit any Saxon concert in any city around the world (excluding festival appearances).
'Silver Tickets' giving access to special online content are for the remaining boxes so there are no losers - only winners.

SAXON "Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken" (UDR 0104 BOX)
• DVD 1: Best Of W:O:A (2004/2007/2009)
• Double CD: Glasgow Live, Recorded On The Call To Arms World Tour, April 14th, 2011
• DVD 2: W:O:A 2004 - full show
• DVD 3: W:O:A 2007 - full show
• DVD 4: W:O:A 2009 - Fan’s Choice Setlist - full show
• Saxon - Heavy Metal Thunder - W:O:A flag
• “Golden Ticket” / “Silver Ticket”
Preorder NOW online at:


22.04.2012   BR   São Luís - Metal Open Air
28.04.2012   DE   Dortmund - Rock in den Ruinen
23.05.2012   BE   Antwerp - Lotto Arena *
24.05.2012   NL   Kerkrade - Arena *
26.05.2012   UK   Hammersmith - Apollo *
08.06.2012   UK   Hertfordshire - The Forum / Pre Download Warm-up Show
09.06.2012   UK   Donington - Download Festival
16.06.2012   DK   Copenhagen - Copenhell Festival
06.07.2012   SE   Gävle     Getaway Rock Festival
30.07.2012   NL   De Veenhoop - Veenhoop Festival
02.08.2012   DE   Wacken - Wacken Open Air
03.08.2012   DE   Geiselwind - Bike & Music Weekend
04.08.2012   CH   Sursee - Magic Night Of Rock Festival

More dates to follow!

Call To Arms review:
Saxon 'Call To Arms tour' live review:


X-UFO band releasing live album and announce UK live dates

X-UFO may not perhaps feature some of the long term members of UFO and in fact only three of the four players, have played alongside Phil Mogg in UFO, the only always present member of the band at any time.

Danny Peyronel (Keyboards / Vocals), perhaps has the greatest claim in X-UFO, as he featured alongside Phil Mogg, Michael Schenker, Andy Parker and Pete Way on the 'No Heavy Petting' and live 'On With The Action' album releases.

Anyone that has followed guitarist Laurence Archer (Stampede, Grand Slam) though, will know that the man has been a Michael Schenker inspired player for many years and he played on the 'High Stakes and Dangerous Men,' 'Lights Out In Tokyo' and 'Live TNT (Which was 'Live in Texas '79' and 'Lights Out In Tokyo' albums reissued in a double album set.), which also featured, drummer Clive Edwards (Wild Horses, Uli Roth, Pat Travers).
The X-UFO band is rounded off by the very able Rocky 'Shades' Newton (Lionheart, M.S.G.) an extremely talented bassist / vocalist and songwriter.

The band have been playing many live shows around the UK and Europe to great responses and they are just releasing their latest album, this week, 'Vol. 1 - The Live Files.'
You can order this through the bands site here:

Tracklisting is:
1. Let It Roll 
2. Natural Thing 
3. Highway Lady 
4. Back Door Man 
5. Can You Roll Her 
6. Love Deadly Love 
7. Armed & Ready 
8. She's The One 
9. Love To Love 
10. Only You Can Rock Me 
11. Rock Bottom 
12. Lights Out 
13. Doctor Doctor 

The band has also lined up live dates through the UK, which are captured on this here flyer:

Hopefully they'll make a trek over here to the US, I hear talk of a possible date or two in New York, but beyond that, we'll have to wait and see.
They do plan to revisit other European cities too, later this year.

To keep up with the band and further activities, go to:

Status Quo movie or documentary or both, what is going on?

Well, perhaps some confusion for sure for Status Quo fans everywhere, as most of us were in the understanding - From previous statements band members have made and postings at their website - that the band were going ahead filming a documentary with producer Alexa Morris with direction from Alan G. Parker, under the working 'provisional' title of 'Hello Quo!'
Going with this flyer too ...

Now according to the UK's Daily Telegraph - Indeed ...! - they are filming in Fiji ..., a movie, apparently titled 'Bula Quo!' which takes it's name from a Fijian greeting ...
Believe me, I began to check the date of the news story in case it originated on April 1st!

The Telegraph also reports that the two main Quo members, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt will play themselves in the film, which is also due to feature Craig Fairbass - From UK soap opera Eastenders. - and Jon Lovitz (The Wedding Singer.).

It will also feature twelve of the bands songs throughout and writing and direction for the film will be from Stuart St Paul, whose previously been involved with the making of both 'Aliens' and 'Batman,' as well as music video's including Duran Duran's, 'Wild Boys.'

The full story in the Daily Telegraph can be read here:

Maybe I'm way off and the band are perhaps doing both, who knows?

Official band website:

Steve Vai's Digital Nation is Proud to Announce the Release of L.A. Session Maestro JP Cervoni's LA Sessions

"Guitarist JP Cervoni has the ability to grab your attention and hold it with the palm of his hand.
His captivating phrasing and endless blues-rock-fusion riffs shows just how free
he is in expressing his heartfelt music."

JP Cervoni - LA Sessions

JP Cervoni has worked with some of the top players and producers that L.A. has to offer, such as Simon Phillips (The Who/Toto), Buddy Miles (Hendrix), Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Santana), Frank Gambale, Vinnie Colauta, Tony Levin, Ike Willis (Frank Zappa), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), Jeff Babko, Marco Mendoza, Jimi Earl, Carl Verheyen and Steve Lukather just to name a few, in a career spanning decades.

In Los Angeles, you need to be what JP calls a "Chameleon" player, to be able to handle the various gigs and sessions that come your way, rock, funk, blues, R&B, country, latin ... It's all here and you need to be able to mold your style and sound to the required work on hand.

This album is a sample of various sessions recorded in the last few years with various budgets and studio environments and for a variety of artists, featuring Mike Hansen, (Steve Vai, George Lynch), Ira Black (Metal Church), Tim Bogart (Vanilla Fudge), Carmen Grillo (Tower of Power), Albert Wing & Ike Willis (Frank Zappa), Phill Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), Joey Heredia, Brandino (Joss Stone), Arnold McCuller (Phil Collins), Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Brock (Rod Stewart), Scott Henderson, Jude Gold (GIT Director), Kirk Convington (Tribal Tech), Simon Phillips, Michael Thompson, Vittorio Iue', Michael Kang, Duane Waider, Kenny Wilkerson (Nova Rex), and others.

JP explains how each session came about, what featured musicians where part of each sessions and what equipment he used on the iTunes PDF.

JP is currently finishing a production for a new young Asian/American rock band (Working with Simon Phillips) He is putting together a band with Ike Willis ( Frank Zappa ) and Mike Hansen ( George Lynch-Steve Vai ) that will perform Zappa music.
JP's Classic Rock documentary "Nova Rex: Ain't Easy Being Cheesy" has been included in The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Look out for JP Cervoni "Blues & Beyond Band" on Tour!

Official artist website:


Bad Company and former Free frontman Paul Rodgers has announced that he will be playing his only UK concert this year on Thursday May 31st in Chichester, West Sussex at The Venue.

Joining Rodgers on the bill will be Deborah Bonham and her Band who will be performing songs from their new album.

Two children's groups from the Chichester Music Academy who work closely with the charity, will open up the evening. All of the proceeds from the will go to The Racehorse Sanctuary and Rehoming Centre, a self funded Charity.
The Racehorse Sanctuary and Re-homing Centre involves itself with kids in many ways, including introducing autistic children to the horses at the Centre and providing performing opportunities to young musicians at the Racehorse Sanctuary Charity Concerts throughout the year.

Tickets are limited for this show and available only by emailing for booking information
Doors and Bar open 6-11.30pm, Showtime 7-10.30pm
Ticket Prices £30 standing and £50 seated

The Racehorse Sanctuary, Bridgehill Farm, Thakeham Road, Coolham, West Sussex RH13 8QD Registered Number 1117361


(April 2012 - Hanson, MA) Over the course of the past decade, singer / songwriter, John Taglieri has made a name for himself in AOR, Americana and modern rock circles.  Striking again with his ninth release, Lucky #9, Taglieri has upped the stakes dramatically with this six song EP, from the driving chorus of opening track, and first single, "Losing Me" to the mid tempo power balladry of "Without You" straight through to the acoustic driven closer, "Not Gonna Be My Life."
Co-Produced by Lee J. Turner (Darius Rucker, Jewel, Leann Rimes, Bo Bice, etc) who also handles all the keyboards on the release, This is the first release coming out of Taglieri's new Dawg Pound Studios. Aside from the keyboard parts, John once again performed every instrument on the release. Writing both alone and with co-writers in Nashville and New Jersey, the EP is full of modern rock tinged with modern country flavor. Written from the heart, the songs speak of everyday life. The songs show a new growth and maturity in both their writing and in Taglieri's production skills.

“I approached this EP a little differently,” says John. “Being my ninth release, I think I am more in tune with what I wanted to say as an artist. I wrote songs that really meant a lot to me right now in life and tried to tell stories that would connect. Using my new studio and working with Lee again was awesome as well. There was a great vibe throughout the whole recording process. I'm very proud of 'Lucky #9', and I hope people enjoy it.”
'Lucky #9' releases on April 17 through Leap Dog Music in digital format only and will be found on all of your favourite websites including iTunes, eMusic, AOL and more.

Official website:

And finally ....

Folks, are there no aspiring guitarists out there looking for a little extra guidance?!
I cannot believe NO ONE, not one single person has dropped me an email wanting to get FREE online guitar tuition, for a FULL year, did I mention it's for FREE?

This will only go to one lucky individual, but in case you somehow missed the post before and my reminder the day after, here's those details again, thanks to those wonderful people at!

"April Guitar Master Class and Chambers of Rock Giveaway"

Hey folks, want to learn how to play guitar online?
No catch, the folks at simply want to make this really easy for you to win, but only for ONE person only, yes really!

No question to answer, honest and no catch!

Simply send me an email to with the subject line saying: "I want the lessons!" and enter to win 1 FREE year of full access to Guitar Master Class - online guitar instructional web site and music community.

Details about the prize: is a dreamworld essentially for guitarists or aspiring guitarists who are looking to learn more, start from scratch or ..., well, just go and check the site out and you'll see what I am talking about.

Yes indeed, Chambers of Rock and are pleased to be able to offer, ONE very lucky reader of 'Chambers of Rock' a years subscription at as the prize.

This is something that would normaly cost you $110 (USD) for the year, but it's coming up for grabs, right here at Chambers of Rock during the month of April!

Rules are simple, be the first reader to email me, saying "I want the lessons!" and you could be the lucky winner and who knows, future rock guitar hero!!
Good luck and have a great week, cheers, Al

1 comment:

  1. I hope I will win this GMC subscription, I would really love it :)