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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Brief News Update for Wednesday August 29th, 2012

Hi All,
Here we go, another update for you ...
Tonight been trying to stay on top of the reviews by watching the the DVD in the Triumph CD/DVD set 'Live in Sweden 2008.' Great stuff, but Rik Emmett is starining on encore track 'Fight The Good Fight,' nevertheless, the Swedish crowd seemed to have lapped it up.
Why it took four years to put out, is beyond me though ...?
Who knows where it will go from here though ... I think, from previous conversations with both Rik Emmett in 2009 and Gil Moore in 2010 - That interview here: -  I personally don't believe we'll get anymore live Triumph dates, unless the new CD/DVD sells, I hope I'm proven wrong ...
It's cool that they had Dave Dunlop onstage live with them in Sweden. Dave tours with Rik Emmett in The Troubadours, playing acoustically, kind of bluesy / jazz stuff. The live in Sweden show, brings out the heavier side, the harmony guitar work is almost Iron Maiden like in places!
It's released this week, so if you want to encourage the band to play more live shows, I suggest you buy it and tell friends to buy it.
Anyway, enough on that ...
Thanks for your continued support, cheers, Al
Frontiers Records is proud to announce the return of melodic hard rockers, Dokken; the band’s 11th studio album, BROKEN BONES, has been confirmed for release on September 21st in Europe and September 25th in North America. 

The album will be released in two configurations: standard CD and limited edition CD in digipak with a bonus DVD, which features a comprehensive “Making Of The Album” documentary.
BROKEN BONES is produced by Dokken frontman and namesake, Don Dokken and is mixed Bob St. John (Extreme, Duran Duran, Collective Soul) and Wyn Davis (Black Sabbath, Dio, Whitesnake) and mastered by famed engineer Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Sepultura).
The new set features a return to the band’s signature sound of catchy melodies, hot riffs and monster production.
Don Dokken commented, “We’ve never had a #1 hit; we’ve just kept touring winning fans over one by one.”
The first single from the album will be “Empire”  - Click here to get a sample of the song:
Please see below for the track listing for BROKEN BONES.
 Dokken exploded out of the hotbed that was the hard rock and heavy metal scene in Los Angeles in the early ‘80s. Such classic albums as TOOTH AND NAIL, UNDER LOCK AND KEY and BACK FOR THE ATTACK were all certified multi-platinum, with songs like "Alone Again," "Just Got Lucky," "Into the Fire," "It’s Not Love” and "Dream Warriors” still being regarded as amongst the genre’s finest.
Dokken was one of the first groups to sell a million copies of their DVD, “Unchain The Night.”
Dokken photo: Mike Savoia

The group continues to tour the world extensively and has shared the stage with AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Kiss, Scorpions, Bon Jovi and many more. To date, the band has sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide. The group has been nominated for a Grammy as well as an American Music Award.
In 1988, Don was awarded the keys to the city of Los Angeles by Mayor Tom Bradley declaring January 27th as “Dokken Day” for his charity contributions to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital.
Dokken is: Don Dokken (vocals), Mick Brown (drums), Jon Levin (guitar) and Sean McNabb (bass).
 BROKEN BONES track listing:

 1. Empire
 2. Broken Bones
 3. Best Of Me
 4. Blind
 5. Waterfall
 6. Victim Of The Crime
 7. Burning Tears
 8. Today
 9. For The Last Time
 10. Fade Away
 11. Tonight

Brief news items


Hey folks, looking for new Aerosmith material?
Download two new Aerosmith singles today!
If you've been counting the days until their new material is released, the wait is over! Aerosmith is back, rocking your face off with two new singles from the upcoming album, 'Music From Another Dimension' (available November 6th).
Download "Lover Alot" and "What Could Have Been Love" today!
Links to buy:
Official band website:

Rik Emmett / Triumph

A review of Rik Emmett playing an acoustic 'Night of Triumph' has been posted here:
Yes, the Triumph guitarist had an evening of fun, alongside his acoustic partner in crime, Dave Dunlop.
Nice setlist:
1.Never Surrender (Triumph song),  2.Petite Etude/Lay it On the Line (Triumph song),  3.Light of Day,  4.Superstition (Stevie Wonder cover),  5.Fantasy Serenade (Triumph song),  6.Fight the Good Fight (Triumph song), 7.Out of the Blue,  8.Boys of Summer (Don Henley cover),  9.Midsummer Day Dream (Triumph song),
 10.Ordinary Man (Triumph song),  11.3 Clouds Across the Moon, 12.Magic Power (Triumph song),  13.Encore: Suitcase Blues (Triumph song)
Official Rik Emmett site:
New York, NY (August 23, 2012)—Eagle Rock Entertainment is thrilled to present one of the greatest live bands in rock’n’roll history:  The Who, 'Live In Texas ’75' on DVD October 9th, 2012.

Pete Townshend. Roger Daltrey. Keith Moon. John Entwistle. 
Filmed in Houston, Texas 11/20/75, it was right at the start of a massive tour of the U.S. to promote The Who By Numbers, their seventh album in their 10th year of existence.  With Dolby Digital Stereo sound, this 117-minute 25-song bomb blast—previously only available as a muddled bootleg—has been pridefully restored to its rightful visual and sonic superiority by longtime Who collaborator Jon Astley.

Filmed only five years after what arguably is the greatest live album in rock, Live At Leeds, The Who Live In Texas ’75, lives up to and in some ways actually surpasses its predecessor’s greatness. The Who, at that particular point in time, had achieved an unerring almost magical mystical chemistry.
Between the windmilling antics of guitarist Townshend, the mic wire lasso of lead singer Daltrey, the crazed bombastic danger of drummer Moon  (1946-1978) and of course, their secret weapon, genius bassist John Entwistle (1944-2002), this was a truly revolutionary band who changed all the hard rock rules. Even the punks, in the anti-rock star era of the late ‘70s, loved The Who.

The extensive Tommy section…the savage recreations of early hits such as “My Generation” (with its iconic “hope I die before I get old” line delivered in all its lusty nihilistic truth)…the celebrated cover of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues”…plus “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” make this a Who fan’s delight.

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Track Listing:

1) Substitute 
2) I Can’t Explain 
3) Squeeze Box
 4) Baba O’Riley 
5) Boris The Spider 
6) Drowned 
7) However Much I Booze 
8) Dreaming From The Waist 
9) Behind Blue Eyes 
10) Amazing Journey 
11) Sparks 
12) Acid Queen 
13) Fiddle About  
14) Pinball Wizard 
15) I’m Free 
16) Tommy’s Holiday Camp 
17) We’re Not Going To Take It / See Me, Feel Me / Listening To You 
18) Summertime Blues 
19) My Generation 
20) Join Together 
21) Naked Eye 
22) Roadrunner 
23) Won’t Get Fooled Again 
24) Magic Bus 
25) My Generation Blues
Official band site:


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