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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Late News Update for Wednesday October 10th, 2012

Hey folks,
 Back to the news updates, here we go without any further delay!
Thanks for your continued support here folks!
Thin Lizzy, over and out ..., by the end of the year
Tonight I'm kind of in shock from reading this ...

I am long overdue a chat with with my friends Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza and wish I had done it recently.
No, no one has died ... At least I hope not anyway, but it seems for whatever reason, the current lineup of Thin Lizzy, will not continue ..., under the Lizzy name.

The new album that they have been recording or had in pre-production will not now be released as a Thin Lizzy album ....
I just find it hard to believe, I really do?!

I'm thinking that it seems that either:
1. Phil Lynott's Mum Philomena has perhaps put a stop to this or
2. The band have given in to all the moaners and groaners who said it's not Thin Lizzy without Phil.I personally thought that way to a degree, but got over it when I saw the current band live and it's not just Scott Gorham in the band today, Brian Downey is there, who started playing in bands with Phil before Lizzy!
Darren Wharton is also there, who played on the last three Thin Lizzy albums with Phil.

Thin Lizzy, alongside UFO, have always been my favourite band, EVER!!!
Anyway, enough from me on this, here is the official press release issued tonight:


After a very successful 2 year run with the current line up. Thin Lizzy have made a decision to not release a new album under the Thin Lizzy name.

Scott Gorham:
"Out of respect to Phil Lynott and the legacy he created, we have decided that we should not release a new album under the Thin Lizzy name.
It was a very difficult decision as we put a lot of time and effort into re-building the Thin Lizzy brand over recent years.
Releasing a new album was the only way to continue this success. We all know how much Phil meant to this band and the fans.

We have written 20 songs that we all feel very strongly do the band and Thin Lizzy name credit. We believe Phil would have been proud of them.

We always knew a new record was a touchy subject with some people and as such really want the quality of these songs to be heard by everyone without any judgment or prejudice.
To that end, we have decided not to release these songs under the name Thin Lizzy.
We want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement over the years and to all our fans.
We will release this material soon and you will be hearing some great new music with the classic Thin Lizzy sound intact.
We will announce future plans early in the New Year."

 Ricky Warwick:
"Our plan always was to put out new music to keep the name Thin Lizzy alive and fresh with all the band’s fans – old and new. Nobody respects Phil as much as I do and singing his songs for the past 2 years has been an incredible honor and something I will never forget.

Our plan was to always keep the band on top of their game, with great shows and great production to honor all that was Phil Lynott and his iconic body of work.
Without a new album to gain new press and keep the momentum we have built up over the past two years, we are worried the Thin Lizzy brand and all it stands for will diminish to a point we would never want to see. Therefore our regular touring as Thin Lizzy will cease at the end of this year after our European tour.

I do want to stress that this does not necessarily mean we will never play together again as Thin Lizzy. If there are options for other parts of the World, in territories that this line up has never visited then, we may still play odd shows in 2013 and beyond if people want to see us." 

From all the band and associated personnel, we THANK EVERYONE OF OUR FANS & SUPPORTERS for making these past 2 years so incredible and we look forward to seeing you all on the Nov / Dec Tour (dates below):

Fri/Nov-09 Athens, Greece Fuzz Club
Sat/Nov-10 Thessaloniki, Greece Principal Theatre
Sun/Nov-11 Istanbul, Turkey Kucukciftlik Park
Tue/Nov-13 Budapest, Hungary Petofi Csarnok
Thu/Nov-15 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7
Fri/Nov-16 Koln, Germany Kantine
Sun/Nov-18 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna
Tue/Nov-20 Sala, Sweden Sala Folkerts Park
Wed/Nov-21 Oslo, Norway Rockefeller
 Thu/Nov-22 Bergen, Norway Rick's Theater
Sat/Nov-24 Linkoping, Sweden Cupolen
Sun/Nov-25 Aalborg, Denmark Skraaen
Mon/Nov-26 Odense, Denmark Posten
Tue/Nov-27 Esbjerg, Denmark Tobakken
Thu/Nov-29 Bournemouth, England Academy
Fri/Nov-30 Southend, England Cliffs Pavilion
Sat/Dec-01 Exeter, England University
Mon/Dec-03 Norwich, England UEA
Tue/Dec-04 Bristol, England Colston Hall
Wed/Dec-05 Middlesborough, England Empire
Fri/Dec-07 Liverpool, England Academy
Sat/Dec-08 Edinburgh, Scotland Picture House
Sun/Dec-09 Nottingham, England Rock City
Tue/Dec-11 Birmingham, England HMV Institute
Thu/Dec-13 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
 Official band weblinks:


"…the British guitar virtuoso is still making sweet music."

Los Angeles Times

“[The evening] reminded you of Frampton’s accomplishments as a lead guitarist. He delivered, with practiced ease, everything from jazz-inflected introductions to fierce, irresistible solos.”
- Herald Scotland

“Pleasing those who came to hear the hits and impressing the musicians in the crowd with his still-smoking guitar chops”
--Santa Barbara Independent

New York, NY (October 10, 2012)—FCA! 35 Tour: An Evening With Peter Frampton, a new live 2DVD, Blu-ray, and The Best Of FCA! 35 Tour 3CD set from the acclaimed artist, will be released on November 13 via Eagle Rock Entertainment
The performances featured classics such as “Show Me The Way” and “Do You Feel Like We Do” as well as tracks from Peter Frampton’s most recent albums Thank You Mr Churchill and the Grammy®-Award winning instrumental album Fingerprints. T
he 2 DVD/Blu-Ray/3CD Set features Peter's favorite tracks culled from the world tour.
FCA! 35 Tour: An Evening With Peter

FCA! 35 Tour: An Evening With Peter Frampton, directed and produced by Pierre & François Lamoureux, features two February 2012 shows - one performance in Milwaukee at the Pabst Theater and another in New York at the Beacon Theatre.
The Best Of FCA! 35 Tour 3CD was executive produced by Zach Bair and Mark Fischer of Disc Live Network.

From 2011 to 2012 Frampton toured the world in celebration of the 35th anniversary of his landmark 17 million selling live album Frampton Comes Alive!
Each stop on the tour was divided into two sets: a first set featuring Frampton Comes Alive! performed in its entirety and a second set including songs from throughout his career.

 “I have tried to find the best musical performances from as many different countries and cities as possible,” says Frampton. “My MO in choosing these tracks was to make this CD as representative as possible of the entire year of shows. Maybe there’s one you were at, whether you’re from Europe or the US. I’m still going through the 116 versions of ‘Do You Feel…’ as I write this! I might never want to play it again, so you better pick this CD up just in case!”

Track Listing:

Disc One
1. Somethin’s Happening
2. Doobie Wah
3. Lines On My Face
4. Show Me the Way
5. It’s A Plain Shame
6. Wind of Change
7. Penny For Your Thoughts
8. All I Wanna Be (Is By Your Side) 
9. Baby, I Love Your Way
10. (I Wanna) Go to the Sun
11. (I’ll Give You) Money
12. Shine On
13. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
14. Do You Feel Like We Do

Disc Two
1. Asleep at the Wheel
2. Restraint
3. Float
4. Boot It Up
5. Double Nickels
6. Vaudeville Nanna And The Banjolele
7. Road to the Sun
8. I Don’t Need No Doctor
9. Black Hole Sun
10. Four Day Creep
11. Off the Hook
12. While My Guitar Gently Weeps


Disc 1
1. Somethin's Happening
2. Doobie Wah
3. Lines On My Face
4. Show Me The Way
5. Its A Plain Shame
6. Wind Of Change
7. Just The Time Of Year
8. Penny For Your Thoughts
9. All I Wanna Be (Is By Your Side)
10. Baby, I Love Your Way
11. (I Wanna) Go To The Sun
12. Nowhere's Too Far (For My Baby)
13. (I'll Give You) Money

Disc 2
1. Do You Feel Like We Do
2. Shine On
3. Jumpin' Jack Flash
4. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Disc 3
1. Asleep At The Wheel
2. Restraint
3. Float
4. Boot It Up
5. Double Nickels
6. Vaudeville Nanna And The Banjolele
7. Suite:Liberte
8. All I Wanna Be (Is By Your Side) Electric
9. Road To The Sun
10. I Don't Need No Doctor
11. Black Hole Sun
12. Four Day Creep
13. Off The Hook


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Former Girl guitarist Gerry Laffy makes rare Girl material available

Gerry Laffy, guitarist and one of the original members of Girl, has recently made available some rare recordings of 'Girl Live in Tokyo 1980' on CD as well as rare video footage, on the DVD, 'Girl - Sheer Greed - Gerry Laffy - The Rare Video Collection.' 

There are also reissues of previously released works, with various bonus material.
All these being made available as double albums, for £10 each plus £2 S&H or £3 for overseas.
Paypal only payments to:

The British band Girl, broke through in the UK back in 1980, during the then New Wave of British Heavy Metal, playing as special guests on UK tours with both UFO and Pat Travers.

Girl were clearly made up of special players, as lead vocalist Phil Lewis then went on to have success with British rockers Torme and currently still fronts US rockers, LA Guns, who he joined in 1987.
Girl's other guitarist Phil Collen went on to join Def Leppard, replacing Pete Willis in 1982. Collen also has a side project currently called Manraze, that ironically features former Girl bassist Simon Laffy, yes, Gerry's brother!

Original drummer Dave Gaynor was replaced by Pete Barnacle (Ex-Gillan) and band members Simon Laffy and Barnacle continued with the other half of the dual guitar attack, Gerry Laffy, to keep the tradition going but with a name change from Girl to perhaps the more 'acceptable' name of the band's first album, 'Sheer Greed.'

The trio were joined in Sheer Greed by second guitarist Neil Gabbitas, who then put out two albums, one studio and one live.

Gerry Laffy went on to play with UK acts, London Cowboys, Ultravox and John Taylor's (Duran Duran) band.
Gerry then turned to the film industry, becoming the personal manager of successful film and music video director Russell Mulcahy, films including Razorback, Highlander 1 and 2, Richochet, Blue Ice and more, as well as music videos for Duran Duran, Elton John, Spandau Ballet, Bonnie Tyler, Queen, Rolling Stones and many more.

Gerry has never lost touch with his musical abilities though and has released three solo albums to date, as well as a release with his brother Simon back in 1994.
Generally these days though Gerry has been focused on his own art work, as his art website eludes to here:
You can follow Gerry on Facebook here:!/gerry.laffy
Roger  Hodgson, Legendary Voice of Supertramp,
Returns for ‘Breakfast in America’ this Fall

First Major U.S. Tour in 30 Years Hits East, West Coasts
Amid Sold-Out European Trek and Critical Acclaim

Fresh on the heels of his current sold-out European tour and additional sold-out performances earlier this year in the U.S. and South America, legendary songwriter and vocalist Roger Hodgson, co-founder and original singer-songwriter from Supertramp, continues the U.S. leg of his popular “Breakfast in America” tour this fall amid tremendous critical acclaim.
The 34-date tour – which features all his hit songs including “The Logical Song,”  “Breakfast in America,” “Give a Little Bit,”  “Dreamer,” “School,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Child of Vision,” “Even in the Quietest Moments,” “It's Raining Again,” and "Fool's Overture" – is his first major U.S. tour since his departure from Supertramp in 1983.
No longer the young shy virtuoso, he is now a charismatic and full hearted performer, his signature voice sounding better than ever. As Rolling Stone noted following a performance earlier this year: “Remarkably, the humble musical legend is back and his signature voice sounds stronger than ever… To see and hear Roger Hodgson in concert today is not simply to experience a sort of musical homecoming. It is also the only real way to hear some of the most beloved songs ever sung as they were meant to be sung by the man who first brought them to life.” Added the Huffington Post: “This is the real deal: a legendary music man, in brilliant form and shimmering presence, supported by a tight, terrific band.”
Universally hailed as one of the most gifted composers and lyricists of our times, Roger Hodgson helped define a generation of progressive rock, and wrote and sang Supertramp’s globally successful and enduring anthems – timeless songs that helped his former band sell well over 60 million albums to date. His unmistakable voice also propels Supertramp fan favorites he created such as “Hide in Your Shell,” “Child of Vision,” “Don't Leave Me Now,” and “Lord is it Mine.” Hodgson delivers all of those songs, as well as solo compositions such as “Only Because of You,” and “Lovers in the Wind” from his five solo album releases, on his world tour.  
Uniting generations at his concerts, Hodgson and his four-piece band transport baby boomers back to their youth and give younger generations a taste of why his heartfelt songs have endured. Breakfast in America had sales of over 20 million copies and hit the #1 spot on album charts worldwide. Audiences are once again experiencing the magic and spirit that Hodgson created with Supertramp.
Hodgson closes his concerts with the crowd singing along to “Give a Little Bit,” a song heard in a recent video that went viral with over six million views. Hodgson's timeless composition has a universal message that is as relevant today as when he wrote it over 40 years ago. The newest version, “Give a Little Bit with Children’s Choir,” was just released as a single on iTunesHodgson’s latest CD, “Classics Live,” is available through iTunes or from
Hodgson co-founded Supertramp in 1969 and for many fans was the heart and creative force behind the band for the 14 years prior to his departure. Roger’s passion for his music and his art shines through in the magic and intimacy that is felt when he performs his songs in concert.
“Success in music to me is when I look out and I see a member of the audience crying or having ecstatic joy in their heart,” says Hodgson, who was awarded the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture at a sold-out Paris concert earlier this year. “To me, how much I have shared my heart and been able to touch someone else in a positive way is the measure of success as an artist.” The San Diego Reader remarked on Roger, “Frequently entertaining the audience with stories about the origins of his songs, Hodgson connects deeply with the fans in a way few stars of his stature do.” 

10/26   Rancho Mirage, CA    Agua Caliente Casino
10/27   Modesto, CA  Gallo Center for the Arts – Mary Stuart Rogers
10/29   Friant, CA  Table Mountain Casino
11/1     Glenside, PA   Keswick Theatre
11/2     Westbury, NY  Theatre at Westbury
11/3     Ridgefield, CT  Ridgefield Playhouse
11/4     Lynn, MA   Lynn Auditorium
11/7     Englewood, NJ  Bergen PAC
11/8     Morristown, NJ  Mayo PAC
11/9     Shippensburg, PA  Shippensburg University – H. Ric Luhrs PAC
11/13   Carmel, IN  Center for the Performing Arts – The Palladium
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