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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Late News Update for Wednesday June 13th, 2012

Hi All,
Sorry for lack of news updates lately, busy day today with the kids and to be honest, this week I have my hands full, as Rhonda's company goes through an audit, which she has to lead each time ...
Had a fun day today though, learned a bit about local sports teams, Detroit Tigers and Lions, as the school had a outing for a stadium tour of both teams. Pretty cool ...
Anyway, enough on that ..., on with the news! Cheers, Al

Night Ranger to play free acoustic show

This just shared from the Night Ranger camp ....

JetBlue Airways, Long Beach Airport and KLOS-FM join forces to present a performance by NIGHT RANGER in celebration of the opening of the new film, 'Rock of Ages!'

Night Ranger will perform the first ever live musical concert at Long Beach Airport in conjunction with a special announcement by JetBlue.

When: Thursday, June 14 at 1pm (Doors open at 12:30pm)
 Where: Rooftop of Parking Lot A (parking garage nearest to the terminal).
Long Beach Airport

If you're in the area, don't miss this FREE acoustic live event, where Night Ranger will be performing their greatest hits!

Sounds good to me and I wish I could be there!

Official band website, for all things Night Ranger including all their summer live dates:

Warrant heading out on Cherry Pie's 21st Anniversary tour

After a successful performance at this year's M3 Festival, Warrant are hitting the road in celebration of the 21st Anniversary of their most successful album to date, 'Cherry Pie.'

WARRANT has also earlier this year completed a new 14 song album entitled 'ROCKAHOLIC,' that was released May 17, 2011, on Frontiers Records
The culmination of their combined efforts has been highly regarded and reviewed all over - the band can't wait to play not only all the hits fans know by heart, but also new tunes, such as the single "Life's A Song", "Home", and "Sex Ain't Love" from the new album, songs which have already gotten the
crowd cheering and singing along!

For more details on those live dates, go to:

Warrant's official site is:

Also tagging along are TRIXTER and FIREHOUSE. - On select dates ...

TRIXTER's first full-length CD in 20 years entitled, 'NEW AUDIO MACHINE' (Frontiers/EMI Records), is now available for download on ITunes, and Amazon.

Official band site:

In celebration of FIREHOUSE'S 20th Anniversary on the scene, their 2011 release, 'Full Circle,' features re-recorded fan favorite songs! Purchase your copy today! 

Official site:

GOTTHARD – “Firebirth” burns in the Top 10: Number 9
in Germany, Number 1 in Switzerland!!

- Gotthard easily takes it up with their previous successes -

Baptism of fire passes the test effortlessly: GOTTHARD is in the same position with
their current album “Firebirth” as they left off with their last album: with Number 9
in the German Media Control Charts, they have reached the Top 10 for the second
time in their history.

In their Swiss homeland, “Firebirth” is the 14th number 1 album in their unique

“We are really happy with this success”, says guitarist Leo Leoni. “After the past difficult
time, Firebirth is like a new beginning for us and is also album number 1 of a new
Gotthard chapter. We want to thank everyone who was involved, particularly our
management, both record labels Nuclear Blast and Musikverttrieb – and of course all
our fans, who have been with us all the way and have been as always like a family to
us. We look upon this success as a joint effort of all of us and our fans too. We are
delighted with the great GOTTHARD teamwork – as Neil Young would say: “Hey, hey,
my, my – Rock ‘n’ Roll will never die!”

In the past few weeks, GOTTHARD has celebrated the release of “Firebirth” together
with many music fans. After appearing before 42,000 spectators with Buelent
Ceylan in the Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena, they rocked last week in front of
25,000 enthusiastic fans at the Sweden Rock Festival … and in the coming weeks,
they will tour round many summer Festivals, before they will travel throughout
Europe on a big headliner tour.

Official band website:

Wilko Johnson announces Autumn 2012 UK Tour

Following the release of Wilko Johnson’s autobiography, 'Looking Back At Me,' the legendary former guitarist of Dr Feelgood, who’s influenced everyone from Joe Strummer and Mick Jones to Steve Albini, is pleased to announce an Autumn 2012 UK Tour with special guest Virgil and the Accelerators.

Tickets are on sale from the 24 hour box office: 0844 478 0898 and The tour gets underway at the Bath Komedia on October 11th. 
Described by Wilko as a “fractured autobiography,” Looking Back At Me, co-written with Zoe Howe, is published this month by Cadiz Music

After pioneering the Feelgood’s distinctive mid 70s, pre-punk British R&B sound (which had a significant impact on the British punk rock music), Wilko went on to play guitar for Ian Dury and the Blockheads.

His current touring band features current Blockhead members Norman Watt-Roy (bass guitar), and Dylan Howe (drums). 

Click here for further info about the upcoming UK tour:

Wilko Johnson Autumn UK Tour

Bath Komedia (Oct 11)
Exeter Phoenix (Oct 12)
Gloucester Guildhall (Oct 13)
Brighton Komedia (Oct 14)
Stratford Cox’s Yard (Oct 17)
York Fibbers (Oct 18)
Gateshead Sage (Oct 19)
Poole Mr Kyps (Oct 24)
London Islington O2 Academy (Oct 25)
Hertford Corn Exchange (Oct 26)
Holmfirth Picturedrome (Oct 27)
Scunthorpe Plowright Theatre (Oct 28)
Bedford Corn Exchange (Nov 1)
St Helen’s Citadel (Nov 2)
Glasgow O2 ABC (Nov 3)
Stamford Corn Exchange (Nov 4)
Bury The Met  (Nov 22)
Morecambe Platform (Nov 23)
Carlisle The Brickyard (Nov 24)
Bilston Robin (Nov 25)

Wilko Johnson Offical Website:

.38 Special celebrating 30th Anniversary of 'Special Forces

.38 Special packs some heat this week 'InTheStudio' for the 30th anniversary of the multi-platinum 'Special Forces' album.

Dallas, TX - JUNE 13, 2012.
 North American syndicated rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock heads south to Florida this week where thirty years ago .38 Special, coming off the success of their ‘81 'Wild Eyed Southern Boys' album, would trump even that with the release of their fifth studio album 'Special Forces.'

A Top 10 Billboard album, 'Special Forces' would spawn two Top 40 hits including “Caught Up In You”, but more importantly, singer Donnie Van Zant reminds us that into the 1980s .38 Special was the sole banner carrier of Southern Rock, which had been decimated by deaths in genre definers the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band.

The 38 Special -Special Forces/ InTheStudio program will air on radio this weekend on over 50 radio stations across North America.

To STREAM this interview online, visit:

Official band website:



Rock brief updates ....

No farewell on the horizon for the Scorpions it seems now, as they have been invited - Apparently ... Nothing official on their website? -  to play at the opening of 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
So who knows, a new album too?
Details over at the Classic Rock Magazine site, where they provided their interpretation of an interview Matthias Jabs did with 

The edited Classic Rock write up is here:
The original write up is here:

Scorpions website:

Cinderella hitting the road currently, will be making a special stop in Detroit or to be precise, Clarkston, MI, to play ...
“Operation ROCK!” featuring Cinderella with special guests Sebastian Bach, Lynch Mob and Enuff Z’Nuff will perform at DTE Energy Music Theatre on Saturday, August 18 at 5 p.m.

To take advantage of the “Operation ROCK!” offer to receive up to four free lawn tickets, military members or veterans can present their military ID or proof of military service at The Palace or DTE Energy Music Theatre Box Offices while supplies last.

7774 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI 48348

“The men and women in our armed forces have sacrificed more than most of us will ever know to give us the freedom we enjoy every single day,” said Cinderella’s lead vocalist Tom Keifer. “We are proud to make this free ticket offer available to service personnel and veterans for ‘Operation ROCK!’”

More ticket details here - For regular ticket buyers:

Monsters of Rock Cruise 2013 - Line up released

Official weblinks:

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