Search This Blog

Friday, October 12, 2012

News Update for Friday October 12th, 2012

Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release
Let The Music Play
The Story Of The Doobie Brothers
~On DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Video November 13, 2012~
New York, NY (October 11, 2012) — Eagle Rock Entertainment, on November 13, 2012, will release Let The Music Play – The Story Of The Doobie Brothers on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Video.
Let The Music Play is the authorized story of The Doobie Brothers from their beginnings in California in 1970 to worldwide success, selling over 40 million albums during their long career.  The film features interviews with band members Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, John McFee ,Tiran Porter, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, their manager Bruce Cohn and long term producer Ted Templeman, revealing the full story of the band’s highs and lows through four decades of musical evolution.
The Doobie Brothers breakthrough came with “Listen To The Music” in 1972, and they went on to experience both sustained success and line-up changes in the mid-seventies.  The band made a change of musical direction and enjoyed further success following the arrival of Michael McDonald in 1976. Worn out by non-stop touring and internal disagreements, the band broke up after a “farewell” concert in 1982. There were sporadic reunions in the eighties before the band reformed permanently in the early nineties and have continued touring and recording ever since.
As well as the film itself, Let The Music Play – The Story Of The Doobie Brothers features bonus live performances of: “Rainy Day Crossroad Blues,” “Without You,” “Listen To The Music,” “Black Water,” “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “Rockin’ Down The Highway,” “Neal’s Fandango,” “Long Train Runnin’” and “China Grove”.
Let The Music Play – The Story Of The Doobie Brothers is more than just a rockumentary, exposing their incredible career and achievements. Boasting an additional nine live tracks, with a total running time of well over two hours, this is the complete package for any fan of this amazing band.
Official band website:
Follow Eagle Rock Entertainment at:

TRACER announce new album and April 2013 UK tour
Following their rapturously received headline tour in October 2012 and recent Best New Band nomination at the 2012 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards, Australian rock band TRACER returns to the UK for 4 concerts in April 2013.

The tour will coincide with the follow-up to their debut album Spaces In Between.
Read the official announcement HERE:
The new, as-yet-untitled album will be produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Silverchair, Cold Chisel), and is planned for late March/early April release.
Tracer’s 2013 UK tour starts at London’s Scala on Tuesday 9 April. Tickets will be made available as special 48-hour Planet Rock radio pre-sale from Wednesday 10 October.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 12 April from the 24 hour box office: 0844 478 0898,
Tracer photo by
Tracer is comprised of Michael Brown (guitar, vocals), Andre Wise (drums), and new bass guitarist, Pat Saracino.
The band has attracted the attention of the British rock and guitar press including Classic Rock (New Band of the Month), Total Guitar, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, Guitarist, Fireworks and Powerplay.

Their Too Much video has amassed close to 100,000 YouTube hits.
Tracer UK tour dates:
9 Apr - London Scala
10 Apr - Bristol Tunnels
11 Apr - York Fibbers
12 Apr - Sheffield Plug
Official Website:
Hugh Cornwell to perform on BBC 2's The Review Show
Hugh Cornwell, the original lead singer/guitarist for The Stranglers, will perform the title track from his new album Totem And Taboo on BBC 2’s The Review Show on Friday November 9th at 11pm.
The television performance follows his current UK tour which hits Leeds Cockpit last night (Oct 11).
The first set will see Cornwell perform the new album Totem And Taboo, while the second set will see him perform The Stranglers’ seminal 1977 album No More Heroes.
Both albums will be performed in their entirety. 
Tickets can be ordered from the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898, and booked online from and
Leeds The Cockpit (Oct 11) 
Manchester Academy 3 (Oct 12)  - TONIGHT
Birmingham O2 Academy 2 (Oct 13)
Bristol The Fleece (Oct 17)
Southampton The Brook (Oct 18) 
London O2 Academy Islington (Oct 19) 
Tavistock The Wharf (Oct 20)
Hugh Cornwell is the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British Rock band The Stranglers. He enjoyed UK and European success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, with songs such as Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Grip, Nice N Sleazy, Duchess and No Mercy.
Check out the Totem and Taboo video on You Tube here:
For the official web press release click HERE:
Official artist weblink:

Frontiers Records unleashes the "Rock’n Roll Animal"!

GENE THE WEREWOLF international debut album to hit the stores in November
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of GENE THE WEREWOLF international debut album aptly entitled “Rock’n Roll Animal” on November 23rd in Europe.

The band hails from Pittsburgh when in 2007 five musicians disillusioned from their previous experiences decided to join forces in something "insanely different" from what they have been doing until then and “give a nod to the music we listened to growing up in the 80's. One of the more important aspects of the new project was to not take ourselves too seriously and have fun with it”, tells the band’s guitar player Drew Donegan.
It didn't take long for people to gravitate towards the band, as local media outlets began referring to the band as Pittsburgh's local "Supergroup". Furthermore, the band’s first show sold out within minutes of doors opening!
Donegan describes Gene the Werewolf’s sound as “classic rock with a modern vibe”, similar to what bands like Kiss, Def Leppard, AC/DC and Motley Crüe would sound like if they released their music today... a far cry from the pop-punk bands the band members had been in previously. “We also like the term diamond-core, because diamond is the hardest rock known to man”, Donegan adds.
When referring to “Rock n Roll Animal”, the band's newest album, Gene exclaims: "It's the perfect soundtrack to a beer-infused Saturday night!"
Plenty of bands aren’t shy about flaunting cocky bios and making no secret of their self-perceived talent, but few take it as far as Gene the Werewolf. “We used to say we were the best rock band, but by now I’d say we’re just the best band ever,” Donegan said. “We play absurdly loud, sweat our asses off, and then sleep on filthy apartment floors together because we love doing it".
Ultimately, the band's intentions are as pure as they've ever been. "We formed this band to play loud, rowdy, and crude Rock N' Roll," says Gene. "I think with this record we've accomplished everything we've ever wanted out of being in a band together."
Enjoy Gene The Werewolf newest videoclip “I Only Wanna Rock n Roll” following the link below:

Tune in on the Frontiers Records webradio ( to listen exclusively to the amazing first single “I Only Wanna Rock n Roll” and get ready for the forthcoming hilarious band’s videoclip to be launched soon!
“Rock ‘n Roll Animal” includes the following cuts:
Wicked Love; I Only Wanna Rock N Roll; Superhero; Heart Of Steel; Rock N Roll Animal; I've Got The Love; Ruffneck Woman
; Light Me Up; Firecracker; Give It Up; The Ballad Of Gene. Make Love (Bonus Track Itunes)
Jon Belan a/k/a Gene the Werewolf – vocals, guitar
Drew Donegan – guitar
Aaron Mediate – keyboards
Nick Revak – drums
Tim Schulz – bass and vocals
Slight additional note to yesterday's Girl related piece
Yesterday I posted an update from former Girl / Sheer Greed guitarist / vocalist, Gerry Laffy on those reissues of rare material, including some of his solo works too.
Gerry gave me a tip off on a release that iTunes has now made available, which is a bit of a gem!
'My Number - The Anthology' by Girl, contains a massive 37 tracks!
£7.99 for the lot, is certainly well worth doing over £0.79p each track!
Check it out here:
David Reece Confirmed as new POWERWORLD Vocalist
Third Album Virtuality Scheduled For Release in Spring 2013
It's been the perfect surprise: the German metal band POWERWORLD have enlisted American vocalist David Reece (Accept, Bangalore Choir) to replace Andrew 'Mac' McDermott, who recorded the vocal parts on their second album Human Parasite in 2010 and sadly passed away in August 2011. Rumors that interims shouter Michael Bormann, who helped out on POWERWORLD's tour with Axel Rudi Pell, would sing on the upcoming album, have proved unfounded. Bassist Ilker Ersin: "It's true that we briefly toyed with the idea, but for various reasons we decided not to follow it up."
Ersin is all the more happy about his new colleague, David Reece: "It's an amazing experience for me to be working with an American instead of a European musician for the first time in my career, especially since David is an experienced vocalist. The first songs he recorded for POWERWORLD have confirmed my expectations."
Reece, who succeeded Udo Dirkschneider on the Accept album Eat The Heat in 1989,  went on to tour with Accept and then founded Bangalore Choir before releasing his celebrated solo debut Universal Language three years ago, is also looking forward to his new challenge: "POWERWORLD sound more progressive and intense than the stuff I recently worked on. I feel that my voice suits their material perfectly, and I'll work hard on delivering my optimum performance.
I'm glad to be back home, because being married to a German woman, Germany is my favorite country in Europe."
The new album will be called Virtuality and has been scheduled for release in spring 2013. According to Ersin, it's not a concept album but a recording which "reflects the madness in the virtual and also in the real world." Stylistically, Virtuality is a mix of modern metal with progressive influences and classic hard rock.
"We can hardly wait to introduce the new material to our fans and go on stage with them as soon as possible, particularly since we have found our ideal record company in SPV."
Along with David Reece and Ilker Ersin,
POWERWORLD 2012/2013 consists of  Andreas Rippelmeier (guitar), Marco Grasshoff (keyboards) and Guido Gallus (drums).

For more information, check out POWERWORLD`s website at

(Hanson, MA - 9 Oct. 2012) Beginning his solo career way back in 1999, singer / songwriter John Taglieri has released a total of nine albums to date between his solo releases and his band TAG, beginning with "Leap Of Faith", which garnered him a record deal, a 'Male Pop CD Of The Year' award & worldwide notoriety. In 2005 Taglieri broke all the rules and quit his nice, comfy, well paid day job to strike out as a full time musician. Not only did he succeed but he has bypassed any expectations he may have had, touring an average of 230 shows per year, securing sponsorships, opening for national acts, and seeing the world…all culminating in the 2012 release "Lucky #9" topping out at Number 2 on the Amazon AA chart and spawning two Top 5 singles, including the chart topping, "Make Me Believe." "It's been amazing to me to be able to make a living making music, seeing the world and working with my idols for as long as I have. I can't believe I'm about to release my tenth CD...I'm truly a lucky person…" said Taglieri.
With The Very Best Of John Taglieri...The Songs That Should Have Made Me RICH!!!, John delivers a 20 song extravaganza celebrating his career, which pulls two songs from each of his nine releases and also brings two previously unreleased tracks, 'What I Wanted After All' and 'Back To You' out of the archives and made available to the public for the first time. Taglieri said of the new tracks...
"The two new tracks are GREAT songs that I'm very proud of and excited to finally get out for people to hear! I'd have them for a bit and was waiting for the right time to release them…and well, this is it! 'What I Wanted After All' is a fun upbeat pop rocker about how sometimes getting what you want turns out to not always be…well…what you want! LOL. And 'Back To You' is a bouncy rock/country-ish feeling song about trying to convince someone that's leaving you that coming back is the best decision they can make and the one you want to make. Something i'm sure we've all been through!"
As for the album's title, "The Very Best Of John Taglieri...The Songs That Should Have Made Me RICH!!!", it's John being himself, humorously self-deprecating. "Hey, we all want to be rock stars and drive the fancy cars and have the big house!! Well…I guess 1 out of 3 isn't bad!! LOL... I'm still amazingly lucky to have my career and be able to do all the things I do. So maybe now as a collection, these damn songs will finally make me RICH! Ha ha!"
The Very Best Of John Taglieri...The Songs That Should Have Made Me RICH!!! is out digitally worldwide on 23 October via Leap Dog Music.
Relevant Links:


No comments:

Post a Comment