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Friday, October 26, 2012

Rock News Update for Friday October 26th, 2012

Hi folks,
I know, nothing up here again yesterday, I was so wiped out yesterday,
I just couldn't get on here, out for the count last night before 10pm ...
Must be tired!
Anyway, it's Friday, woo hoo! Boy, thank you for that.
The following items I meant to have posted either last or as part of Wednesday's update, that I just ran out of time on adding to.
Here you go now folks, enjoy and enjoy your weekend!
I'm off to see Geoff Tate live here in the subs, tomorrow night.
Should be - I hope - a good one!
Legendary Rockers Will Also Present Awards to Seven Distinguished Honorees
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund’s second Awards Gala, set for Halloween night, Wednesday, October 31 at the Avalon nightclub in Hollywood, will include a live performance by Dio Disciples, comprising former members of the band Dio, with a number of prominent rock musicians joining them on stage for an all-star jam. 
Among the rockers planning to join the celebrity jam session are Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Billy Morrison, Glenn Hughes, Frankie Banali, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Michael Sweet and Oz Fox from Stryper, David “Rock” Feinstein, cousin of the late singer Ronnie James Dio in whose memory the Fund was created, and members of Buckcherry.
In addition, Terry “Geezer” Butler, Eddie Money, Glenn Hughes, Frankie Banali, Stephen Pearcy, Joey Beladonna and David “Rock” Feinstein are among the performers who are scheduled to present awards to the fund’s distinguished honorees. 
This year’s honorees, who will receive awards named after Ronnie James Dio songs, are:  Neil Warnock, Founder and CEO of The Agency Group worldwide; Stanley J. Diamond, partner, Diamond & Wilson, and member of the Board of Directors of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund; Charlie Hernandez, President of QED Productions and veteran production manager; Bob Chiappardi, Founder and CEO of Concrete Marketing; Alex Hodges, CEO, Nederlander Concerts; Dr. Raul Mena, Director of the Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center in Burbank; and Tony Iommi, legendary guitarist and co-founding member of Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell and recent cancer survivor.  Iommi has donated a one-of-kind Gibson Iommi SG prototype guitar—a priceless left-handed development model made for Tony personally— to the event’s silent auction, and he will autograph it and pose for a photograph with the new owner.
Currently out on tour, the new line-up of Dio Disciples comprises Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) , Oni Logan (vocals), Craig Goldy (guitar), Bjorn Englen (bass), Scott Warren (keyboards) and Simon Wright (drums).  The weirdly wonderful performance troupe Cirque Berzerk will also perform at the Gala, and Eddie Trunk of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” will serve as Special Guest emcee.
In addition to the evening’s entertainment, the Halloween Spooktacular will include gourmet food stations and a hosted bar as well as a silent auction, live auction and Halloween costume contest.
A privately funded 501C3 charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised more than $500,000 in its short history.  Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research and the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, according to Wendy Dio, widow of the late singer and Fund President/Founder.
The Avalon is located at 1735 North Vine Street in Hollywood.  General admission tickets start at $200 with special VIP ticket packages that include reserved seating and admission to the after hours Bardot Club are also available. 
For information regarding the Fund as well as tickets and sponsorships for the Gala, visit:
Collection Features Three New Songs and Nine #1 Remixed and Re-Mastered Hits Including
Two of the Top 25 Most Played Songs at Pop Radio From 1992 Through 2012

Tunica, MS -- 3 Doors Down will release The Greatest Hits via long-time label partner Republic Records on November 19, 2012.  The collection features nine #1 hits that have been remixed and re-mastered, alongside three new songs.  On October 3, in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Pop Songs radio airplay chart being derived from Nielsen BDS -based monitoring technology and its' accuracy of actual airplay, Billboard cited the Top 100 Songs over the past two decades.  3 Doors Down was honored with inclusion of two tracks in the Top 25, with "Here Without You" at #8 and "Kryptonite" at #25.  The lead single from The Greatest Hits is "One Light" impacting radio now.  The full track-listing includes "Kryptonite," "When I'm Gone," "Here Without You," "It's Not My Time," "Let Me Go," "Be Like That," "Loser," "Away From The Sun," "Duck and Run," "One Light," "There's A Life," and "Goodbyes."
The band and Republic Records have unveiled the cover for The Greatest Hits
The album is available for pre-order via iTunes on Tuesday. 
For a free download of the brand new single "One Light" simply visit
Republic Records President and CEO, Monte Lipman, offers, "3 Doors Down have been responsible for some of the biggest records of the last decade.  This Greatest Hits album is an example of an extraordinary career thus far.”
3 Doors Down will stage the 9th annual The Better Life Foundation concert on November 17 at Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.  Prior to the concert on November 17, the band will stage the annual Ride For A Cause.  Additional information can be found here:
Following The Better Life Foundation event, 3 Doors Down and Daughtry will appear as co-headliners at the following venues:
11/18   Springfield, MO     O'Reilly Family Center
11/20   San Antonio, TX       Illusions Theatre @ Alamodome
11/21   Laredo, TX      Laredo Energy Center
11/23   Belton, TX       Bell County Expo Center
11/24   Corpus Christi, TX     Concrete Street Amphitheatre
11/27   Pikeville, KY     Eastern KY Expo Center
11/28   Huntington, WV      Big Sandy Superstore Arena
11/30   Asbury Park, NJ       Convention Hall
12/01   Binghamton, NY      Broome County Arena
12/03   Huntington, NY      The Paramount
12/04   State College, PA      Bryce Jordan Center
12/05   Detroit, MI       Fox Theatre
12/07   Champaign, IL      Assembly Hall
12/08   Minneapolis, MN      Myth
12/09   Chicago, IL      Akoo Theatre in Rosemont
12/11   Denver, CO       Bank One Center
12/13   Fresno, CA       Save Mart Arena
12/14   Las Vegas, NV        Green Valley Ranch Event Center
12/15   Anaheim, CA      Theatre at Honda Centre

Since forming in 1995, Mississippi rock quintet 3 Doors Down (vocalist Brad Arnold, lead guitarist Chris Henderson, bassist Todd Harrell, drummer Greg Upchurch and guitarist Chet Roberts) has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, garnered three Grammy nominations, two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including BMI’s coveted "Songwriter of the Year" award. The band’s debut album, 2000’s The Better Life, which is now certified six times platinum, featured the smash hit “Kryptonite.” Their sophomore album, 2002’s Away from the Sun, saw similar success with its radio mainstays “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.” Their subsequent efforts 2005’s platinum certified Seventeen Days and 2008’s 3 Doors Down debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart.  In 2003, 3 Doors Down founded The Better Life Foundation with the goal of giving as many children as possible a better life; they have raised more than two million dollars for local children’s charities since their inception.
For more information visit: and

Toto's Steve Lukather to release new solo album "Transition"
Mascot Label Group will release the highly anticipated seventh solo album “Transition” by guitarist, vocalist, composer/producer/arranger, Steve Lukather, on Monday 21st January 2013.  The album will be followed by an extensive European tour that will include two UK concerts at London’s Islington o2 Academy (March 29) and Bilston’s Robin 2 (March 30).

Doors open at 7pm
Agency & CC bookings subject to a fee

Friday 29th March 2012
o2 Islington Academy London
Tickets: £25.00
 Box Office: 0844 477 2000
N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street,
London, N1 0PS
Saturday 30th March 2012
The Robin 2 Bilston
Advance Ticket Price: £23.00 Door Price: £25.00
Box Office: 01902 401211
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston,
Wolverhampton WV14 7LJ

One of the original founding members of the multi-million selling rock band TOTO, Lukather will showcase his innate feel for rock and jazz guitar music, along with his impeccable song writing talents. Transition showcases extraordinary guitar playing performed across some of the most heartfelt songs of Steve’s career. 
The album will be released in three formats including limited deluxe edition CD, jewel case CD, and vinyl. 
Pre-order Transition album and merchandise HERE:
Track Listing
1. Judgement Day
2. Creep Motel
3. Once Again
4. Right The Wrong
5. Transition
6. Last Man Standing
7. Do I Stand Alone
8. Rest of the World
9. Smile
Over the previous decade a series of trials including divorce, the death of his mother and business hassles had dampened his joy in music making — a passion that drove Lukather to excel since seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan as a seven-year-old growing up in San Fernando Valley. 
“Transition is a turning point for the album and a turning point for me,” Lukather explains. “As we were writing the songs, I was thinking about everything I’ve seen — all the people I’ve lost in my life, the great and the difficult experiences I’ve had, and how ultimately it was time to get it together and embrace things for what they are.  We’ve only got one life to live so we should make the most of it.”
In addition to his work with TOTO, Lukather has played on hundreds of albums with some of the biggest stars and legends in music including Van Halen, Whitney Houston, Alice Cooper, George Benson and Rod Stewart, he even played guitar on Michael Jackson’s multi-million selling milestone album ‘Thriller’.
Click here for the full press release and more:
Official weblinks:
Steve Lukather: Official Website

Steve Lukather: Official Facebook

Mascot Records: Official Website
Voyage feat. Hugo - The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band Live
Vocalist Hugo (Valentine, Open Skyz), currently works with his latest live project Voyage, who 'claim' to be the ultimate Journey tribute band.
Voyage will be at the Encore Event Center in Freehold Township, NJ tonight
Friday Oct. 26th at 8:00PM
Hope to se you all there!!!
More Live Dates:
Jan 19 - Ram's Head on Stage - Annapolis, MD
Feb 2 -Sellersville Theater - Sellersvlle, PA
May 2 - Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, CT


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