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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

News Update For Tuesday June 19th, 2012

Hi Folks, no, I haven't given up on the site ..., yet!
Wow, I've been away a little while though, eh?
Last week was crazy, the weekend more so but it's time to catch up!

Pretty bummed with certain bands live dates this summer, three bands I'd love to see this summer, might be a tough one to get to see ...
Journey and Boston are both playing in Michigan, but up at Mt Pleasant Casino, yeah, it may only be three or so hours away, but Rhonda and I are both working so much and having no one really available to watch the kids, it just gets tougher to get to shows.
Night Ranger also, not playing Detroit, but downriver a little and toward Toledo, probably about two hours drive with traffic at least, maybe more.
All three bands, I've love to catch and yes, I know I've seen them before, but it's music that I just love so much! Ah well ...
On with the news folks, enjoy!
Cheers, Al

Halloween Night Of Fear III UK Tour Announced

Alice Cooper is hitting the UK once again, for a seven night UK 'Night Of Fear Tour' this year.
He will be joined by special guests Loaded and Ugly Kid Joe.

Last year, Alice released the excellent 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare,' revisiting the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' story he first kicked off back in the 70's.

'Chambers of Rock' reviewed that great album last year and you can read that review, right here:
We also caught his impressive tour last year too, when it stopped in Detroit:

Seriously, I don't know how he does it, but the guy just seems to get better, unreal?!

Below are a list of dates for the UK's Night Of Fear Tour:

October 24th – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
October 25th – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
October 27th – Bournemouth International Centre
October 28th – London Wembley Arena
October 30th – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
October 31st – Edinburgh Usher Hall
November 1st – Sheffield City Hall
Keep up with Alice's adventures here:

In other Alice Cooper related updates, check this out:

Coming Up on "Nights With Alice Cooper" 

Hi folks, yes, I just remembered to share with you this reminder you about this weeks 'Nights with Alice Cooper.'
A good week that features a very special guest on Thursday, read on ....

 Monday - 06/18/2012 (Ed's note - Yes, sorry I didn't get to this earlier. My bad!)

Tonight Alice Cooper will bring you rock and talk that doesn’t suck!
He’ll have a This Day In Rock on Paul McCartney since it’s his 70th birthday; KISS trivia, and Freaky Facts on snails and decaying flesh. Then it’s a Future Classic from ZZ Top, and a birthday Closet Classic for Sir Paul. Plus, it’s YOUR requests for Humble Pie and The Coop himself doing a Beatles song, so jump on board, it’s gonna be a wild ride, only on the show your mom likes to call Nights with Alice Cooper!

Tuesday - 06/19/2012

He’s Alice Cooper, and he’s not a DJ, he just plays one on your radio!

Check out his Tuesday edition this evening for a great tune from the incredibly sexy Rob Halford for Cooper’s Covers; psychotic email requests, and Freaky Facts about ants and lightning! Then it’s a Tuesday Bluesday tune from Ronnie Wood; a Live and Kicking song from Heart for Ann Wilson’s birthday, and your favorites from Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Van Halen and Journey!
It’s titillating Tuesday terror, only right here on Nights with Alice Cooper…tonight!

Wednesday - 06/20/2012

Greetings, pretties, it’s the prettiest one of all, Alice Cooper! And he’s got an amazing show for you tonight—bizarre facts on livestock and bourbon; trivia on Pink Floyd, emails requests for early Lynyrd Skynyrd and Alice Cooper, of course! Then it’s a 'Name That Theme' with Coop and Pink Floyd, plus great tuneage from The Doors, Guns N’ Roses, Black Sabbath, the Who and Ratt.
Yes, the theme of the show is Alice Cooper!
It’s rock and talk that doesn’t suck one bit, only here tonight on Nights with Alice Cooper!

Thursday - 06/21/2012

Hey freaks, it’s your night-ghoul Alice Cooper! On this evening’s little radio program, he’s got a Cooper’s Cover from WASP and Freaky Facts about blood and hair! Then it’s a Bonus Cooper’s Cover from Guns 'N’ Roses and — wait for it — he’ll chat with Alex Lifeson from RUSH and spin some new RUSH music!!! Whoo-hoo! Plus, you’ll get to hear a brand-new one from ZZ Top! And if you’re good, Alice’ll spin your favorites from Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, The Cars, Boston, Judas Priest and even his own songs!
Nights with Alice Cooper – the rare radio show that’s well done!

Friday - 06/22/2012

Happy Friday! Alice Cooper doesn’t want you to forget that this evening he’s got a world-class radio show just for YOU. (And you, too, drooling in the back of the room!) Of course he’ll have your favorites like This Day in Rock and Cooper’s Covers, PLUS Coop’ll dig up Freaky Facts that you won’t even believe. Then it’s a Live & Kicking tune off The Who’s Live at Leeds, and we’ll tease our hair to Skid Row in Ya Gotta Love the ‘80s. How could you possibly miss all of this schlock? Errrr, ROCK! It’s Nights with Alice Cooper—only right here, only tonight!

Go here to learn more and where to tune into:

Rolling Stones finally calling time on lengthy career?

If UK tabloid 'rag' the Daily Mirror has got insight into 'some information' then perhaps the Rolling Stones are actually calling it quits?

After starting out in 1962 and releasing their first self titled album in 1964, they produced hit after hit, that you're bound to know at least half a dozen, right off the bat!
Who can forget: '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction,' 'Get Off My Cloud,' 'Paint It Black,' 'Brown Sugar,' 'Ruby Tuesday,' 'Jumpin' Jack Flash,' 'Miss You,' 'Angie,' 'Honky Tonk Women' and 'Start Me Up,' just to name a few ...?!

The band still today, includes three of the original members that started the band, all the years ago, in Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts.
Ron Wood joined in 1975 and besides a much publicised 'awkward moment' for Ronnie Wood over 'his' drinking problems - Unreal, when you think of the reputation of the 'other two .... ' - he still remains a part of the band ..., for now!

Over the years, even in more recent years, they somehow manage to pull out all the stops to tour the world at what age?! Realistically, I think unless you're a close friend of the band, you'd be guessing at their real ages!

Anyway, to the latest news that the UK's Daily Mirror is posting ..., that apparently the Rolling Stones will sign off with a farewell performance at the UK's 2013 Glastonbury Festival, after they've played just a 'handful' of exclusive UK and US dates.
You can read the full details right here:

Make up your own minds folks!
Official website of The Rolling Stones is:

   Jon Lord - Concerto studio release set for September

Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra, re-recorded by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and a selection of invited guests, is set to be released by Edel Records in September (ABC Records in Australia).

After more than 100 performances worldwide and numerous revisions, the new recording represents Jon’s definitive version of the masterpiece, which in 1969 pointed his career in a new direction and laid the foundation for an astounding musical reputation and career.

Guests and soloists on the new recording include Bruce Dickinson, Joe Bonamassa and Steve Morse along with Jon’s ‘house singers’ Steve Balsamo and Kasia Laska. It was recorded at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall by Abbey Road Studio‘s crew.

The recording was conducted by Paul Mann, whose in-depth experience with the piece includes conducting its 30th anniversary resurrection at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1999 and the ensuing world tour with Deep Purple.

The new release will be accompanied by a specially filmed documentary.

For more details go to:

Classic Rock supergroup "ASIA" returns with "XXX" album on July 2

ASIA, featuring the original line-up of Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (lead vocals and bass) celebrate their 30th anniversary (1982-2012) by releasing their new album 'XXX' on Monday July 2nd (In the UK).

Featuring artwork by Roger Dean, 'XXX' dovetails ASIA’s 30th Anniversary World Tour and the collectors box set edition of their eponymous debut album.

Their current single 'Face On The Bridge,' now in its sixth straight week on the A-list at Planet Rock; the UK’s premiere classic rock radio station, is also proving hugely popular on YouTube.
Planet Rock will air an ASIA 30th Anniversary one hour radio special at 7pm GMT on Saturday June 30th.
All four members of ASIA were recently interviewed by Darren Redick specifically for this hour-long extravaganza.

In 1982 their debut album topped The Billboard Top 100 Chart for nine weeks, and went on to become the biggest selling album of the year. The album spawned the hits 'Heat Of The Moment,' 'Only Time Will Tell,' and four other radio hits.
The new album, 'XXX,' produced by Mike Paxman, has been hailed ASIA’s best album since their classic early 80s releases. 'XXX' is released by Frontiers Records on Monday July 2nd on CD, special edition CD/DVD (featuring music videos, behind the scenes footage), and limited edition vinyl.

“We wanted to recapture the energy of the first album,” says ASIA’s guitarist, Steve Howe. “ASIA has always been about great songs, fantastic musicianship. Fans of the first album will fall in love with XXX.”

Read the official press release and watch the promo video HERE:

Tickets for the UK leg of ASIA’s 30th Anniversary Tour can be ordered from the 24 HR Ticket Hotline: 0844 478 0898,

ASIA 30th Anniversary UK Tour Dates:

Tavistock The Wharf Saturday 15th December

Holmfirth Picturedrome Sunday 16th December

Edinburgh Queen’s Hall Monday 17th December

Salisbury City Hall Wednesday 19th December

Birmingham Town Hall Thursday 20th December

Manchester Royal Northern College of Music Friday 21st December

London o2 Shepherds Bush Empire Saturday 22nd December

Visit ASIA’s official website:

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