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Monday, November 5, 2012

Rock News Update for Monday November 5th, 2012

Hi folks,

Well the cold and flu got a hold of our household this past week and as effective and timely as it was, it decided to knock me for six from Friday evening, really until early evening Sunday ... Nice, steal my weekend away from me and my family, wicked germs ...

Ah well, hope you enjoyed the Asia review, it was a great gig, such talent.
Anyway, on with some updates and again apologies if some of you have already read these stories on other sites. I really would have posted them sooner, but it was a hectic week last week.

Here's wishing my UK readers a Happy (Hopefully safe!) Guy Fawkes night!

Hope you have a good week folks,
Cheers, Al 

Michael Schenker announces "Temple of Rock: Live in Europe" CD / DVD / Blu-Ray release


inakustik is pleased to announce the December 3rd release of Michael Schenker’s “Temple of Rock: Live in Europe” that will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and as a Limited Deluxe Edition containing all 3 formats.
This essential live rock’n’roll release includes songs performed live in Tilburg, The Netherlands in May 2012, and at London’s High Voltage Festival in 2011.
Schenker sees his music as a building block in the construction of the Temple Of Rock. "The Temple is almost finished," explains Michael. “The foundation was laid in the 60s by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. The walls were then built by UFO and others in the 70s. By the 80s it was further reinforced by the likes of the Scorpions, and many more influential rock bands.”
The Tilburg gig,  recorded May 2012, features Schenker (lead guitar), Doogie White (vocals), Herman Rarebell (drums), Francis Buchholz (bass) and Wayne Findley (rhythm guitar, keyboards). London's 2011 High Voltage Festival features Michael Voss (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (The Scorpions) who plays rhythm guitar on “Rock You Like a Hurricane”, “Hanging On” and “Doctor Doctor”, UFO’s Pete Way who plays bass guitar on “Doctor Doctor”, and vocalists Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey) and Doogie White, who both sing on “Doctor Doctor”.
Live In Tilburg – Track Listing
1.      Into The Arena
2.      Armed And Ready
3.      Lovedrive
4.      Another Piece Of Meat
5.      Hanging On
6.      Cry For The Nations
7.      Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
8.      Coast To Coast
9.      Assault Attack
10.  Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
11.  Lights Out
12.  On And On
13.  Let It Roll
14.  Shoot Shoot
15.  Rock You Like A Hurricane
16.  Rock Bottom
17.  Holiday
18.  Blackout
19.  Doctor Doctor
Live At High Voltage - Track Listing
1.      Armed And Ready
2.      Another Piece Of Meat
3.      Rock You Like A Hurricane (ft. Rudolph Schenker)
4.      Hanging On (ft. Rudolph Schenker)
5.      Doctor Doctor (ft. Rudolph Schenker)

Click HERE to read the official online press release.
Click HERE to read about Schenker’s April 2013 UK Tour.
Official website:

ASIA Resonance : The Omega Tour to be released in a Deluxe CD/DVD package by Frontiers in November

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of ASIA’s newest live package "Resonance" on November 23rd in Europe and November 27th in North America to coincide with the band’s forthcoming tour.

Recorded on May 4th 2010 in Basel, Switzerland, this new ASIA live 2CD / DVD captures the band, featuring the original line-up of Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton in front of an ecstatic audience during one of the shows on the “Omega” World Tour.

Filmed with 18 HD cameras, this live recording is truly a rewarding experience for all ASIA fans. After the polished Japanese DVD "Fantasia", ASIA released ’Spirit of the Night’ from the Cambridge Festival two years later. ’Spirit’ was a high-energy, end-of festival document. This is Asia resonating the Z7 on an “Omega” night in Central Europe: “ASIA live on the road, in-your face and for your pleasure,” says John Wetton.

The set list features songs from their first two reunion albums “Phoenix” and “Omega”, along with a selection of the classics from the 1982 debut album and their 1983 follow-up 'Alpha.' The recording is a historical document of where the band was at the time and a snapshot of their musicianship, camaraderie and passion.

This live 2CD / DVD is released exclusively in a lavish digipak edition and is an irreplaceable companion to the studio album.
"Resonance" tracklisting includes:

CD1: I Believe; Only Time Will Tell; Holy War; Never Again; Through My Veins; Don't Cry; All’s A Chord; The Valley Of Rocks; The Smile Has Left Your Eyes; Open Your Eyes.

CD2: Finger On The Trigger; Time Again; An Extraordinary Life; End Of The World; The Heat Goes On; Sole Survivor; Go; Heat Of The Moment.

DVD: I Believe; Only Time Will Tell; Holy War; Never Again; Through My Veins; Don't Cry; All’s A Chord; The Valley Of Rocks; The Smile Has Left Your Eyes; Open Your Eyes; Finger On The Trigger; Time Again; An Extraordinary Life; End Of The World; The Heat Goes On; Sole Survivor; Go; Heat Of The Moment.

Enjoy a sneak peak of the forthcoming DVD - Only Time Will Tell - following the link below:

Geoff Downes: keyboards
Steve Howe: guitars
Carl Palmer: drums
John Wetton: lead vocal and bass


Already played:

31st October 2012 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Hall of Homestead United States - Gone
1st November 2012 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak United States - Gone

Review link here:

2nd November 2012 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre United States - Gone
3rd November 2012 Sloan, IA Winnavegas Casino Showroom United States - Gone

Remaining live US dates:

7th November 2012 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom United States
8th November 2012 Santa Ynez, CA Churmash Casino United States
9th November 2012 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club United States
10th November 2012 Las Vegas, NV Green Valley Casino United States
11th November 2012 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House United States
13th November 2012 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Casino United States
15th November 2012 Houston, TX House of Blues United States
16th November 2012 Dallax, TX Granada Theater United States
17th November 2012 Austin, TX One World Theatre United States
19th November 2012 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse United States
20th November 2012 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre United States
21st November 2012 Orlando, FL FL Plaza Theatre United States
23rd November 2012 Manistee, MI Little River Casino Resort United States

UK live dates:

15th December 2012 Tavistock The Wharf United Kingdom
16th December 2012 Holmfirth The Picturedrome United Kingdom
17th December 2012 Edinburgh Queens Hall United Kingdom
19th December 2012 Salisbury City Hall United Kingdom
20th December 2012 Birmingham Town Hall United Kingdom
21st December 2012 Manchester RNCM United Kingdom
22nd December 2012 London Shepherds Bush Empire United Kingdom

Official Website:

Uriah Heep are another band that has had to make some tour date changes due to the effects and devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

The band is still on tour in support of last studio album, the excellent 'Into The Wild.'

Due to the hurricane and rescheduling, some venues have had to be postponed to next year.
That the band was all set to come in last Wednesday as planned but then American Airlines cancelled their flight into JFK and were not able to fly the whole party into Raleigh, the only other airport operating within tour bus distance of the first venue.
Additionally, many East Coast roads remained closed, trailers have been banned in some areas, and the band’s agents could not get the necessary unequivocal assurance that all venues would be open.
For these and other reasons, the tour had to be rescheduled and so these are the new live dates starting tonight in Pennsylvania:
11/05/2012 Warrendale Jergel's Rhythm Grille Pennsylvania
11/08/2012 Potawatomi Casino / Northern Lights Theatre Milwaukee WI
11/09/2012 Potawatomi Casino / Northern Lights Theatre Milwaukee WI
11/10/2012 Durty Nellies Palatine IL
11/11/2012 Twisted Spoke Saloon Tremont IL
11/12/2012 Jergel's Rhythm Grille Warrendale PA
11/13/2012 Havana New Hope PA
11/14/2012 B.B. King Blues Club New York NY - Rescheduled from Nov. 4th.
11/15/2012 Maryland Live! Casino Hanover MD
11/16/2012 River Spirit Casino Tulsa OK

Ed's note: Still wish they'd added a Detroit date ... How long has it been ...?!
Sadly been missed from the last three US Tours by the band too, ah well ...

Official website:

Classic Quo to hit the road
Status Quo's classic line up featuring Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan have regrouped and agreed to play limited live UK dates, following the interest in the documentary 'Hello Quo.'
The live dates are:
Glasgow Academy March 10
Manchester Apollo 12
Wolverhampton Civic Hall 13
London Hammersmith Apollo 15-17
Tickets are £50/£42.50 for London and £48.50/£38.50 for the other dates, and go on general sale at 9am on Friday, November 16.
The band say that this does not change any of their plans with the current Quo line up's December live dates.
Official website:

TRACER add Glasgow concert to April 2013 UK Tour

Following their “Best New Band” nomination at Classic Rock’s Roll of Honour Awards, Australian rock band TRACER have added the Glasgow o2 ABC (April 13) to their 2013 UK tour.
Their return to the UK dovetails the follow-up to their debut album “Spaces In Between”.

The new, as-yet-untitled album will be produced by Kevin Shirley (Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Cold Chisel), and is planned for March release.
Tickets for next year’s tour can be booked online from ordered from, or call the box office on 0844 478 0898.

Tracer features Michael Brown (guitar, vocals), Andre Wise (drums), and new bassist, Pat Saracino. Tracer has received unanimous praise from the UK’s rock press, including Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Total Guitar, Powerplay, Guitarist, Rock Sound and Fireworks.
The promo video for the explosive single Too Much has generated 100,000 hits on YouTube.

Official Tour Dates:

Tue 09 April    London Scala
Wed 10 April   Bristol Tunnels
Thu 11 April    York Fibbers
Fri 12 April      Sheffield Plug
Sat 13 April     Glasgow o2 ABC

Read the official press release here:

Gregg Allman "I'm No Angel: Live On Stage"
Available on December 11 

On December 11, Cherry Red Records will release Gregg Allman "I'm No Angel: Live On Stage" in North America via MVD Entertainment Group.

The DVD features a full length concert from Gregg Allman and his band at The Cannery, Nashville, USA in November 1988. Amongst the songs featured are Billboard chart hit single 'I'm No Angel' and a version of Blind Willie McTell's 'Statesboro Blues' (a famous part of The Allman Brothers Band's live sets).


Tracklist:1. Don't Want You No More
2. It's My Cross To Bear
3. Sweet Feeling
4. Just Before The Bullets Fly
5. Fear Of Falling
6. Demons
7. I'm No Angel
8. Statesboro' Blues
9. Slip Away
10. One Way Out

Gregg Allman is one of the most celebrated rock musicians of all time. He first came to prominence with his brother Duane as The Allman Brothers Band in the early 1970's. As lead singer and keyboard player, Gregg was a vital part of the band's huge success on albums such as "Idlewild South" and "At Fillmore East".

After Duane Allman's death in 1971, Gregg continued with The Allman Brothers Band in its various guises - scoring four US top ten albums, and also launched his own solo career.

Allman continues to record and play live to present day, both solo and as part of The Allman Brothers Band, who were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995 and were given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

Official Allman Brothers website:

The recent debates between U.S. President Barack Obama and the Republican Party's nominee for President in the 2012 election, Mitt Romney, has been one of the main topics of discussion in the media.
And while Venrez's song, "Sell the Lie," was written prior to the debates, the group's singer, Steven Berez, couldn’t help but realize the aforementioned song tied in with his feelings about what he witnessed on television.
As Berez explains, "When I began watching the current 2012 election debates, the art of selling lies became so crystal clear that I felt it was absolutely necessary to re-edit the video off our current album, which is also the title track, 'Sell the Lie.'"
"Both candidates flipping back and forth on their positions, both accusing the other of not being the right man for the job. My view is that they are both right. Neither one deserves to be president. Our great country needs an honest leader who will always feel the needs of our people with their heart and soul, and love our country for all the right reasons. We don't need lies, we need compassion and leadership."
Originally, it was another set of events that served as the song's basis, however. "I wrote the song a couple years ago when I was feeling disdain for the loss of the lives of our boys and girls in the Armed Forces, while fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I was horrified by the collateral damage resulting in the death of innocent men, women and children who lived in those countries. To me it was easily explained as blood for oil and high level corporate greed."
And now, a video has been shot for "Sell the Lie," which features footage the band filmed on their tour this past summer (while opening for shock rock legend Alice Cooper), and can be viewed on their official site -
Comprised of Berez (whose last syllables of his first and last name serve as the group’s nom de plum), guitarists Jason Womack and Alex Kane, bassist Michael Bradford, and drummer Ed Davis, the Los Angeles-based group issued their debut full-length, ‘Sell the Lie,’ via Monarch Music Group, LLC (distributed through Megaforce/RED/Sony) on February 28th, 2012, and have since toured with some of rock's biggest names, including Cooper and Fuel, among others, with west coast dates this November with Trapt.
It is Venrez's hope that more artists and citizens in general will start to demand more from their leaders. And with the new single/video, "Sell the Lie," the group is making their voice heard - loud and clear.

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