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Friday, September 21, 2012

News Update for Friday September 21st, 2012

Well, it's the weekend ... Well almost ..., close enough right?!
Listen, tonight we're off to see the current line-up of Lynyrd Skynyrd and it's probably been about five or six years since we saw them last, so I'm looking forward to it!
Sad news on the Black Country Communion front, but you'll have to scroll down and read on for the details, which are ..., er, vague!
Enjoy your weekend folks, cheers, Al
Black Country Communion cancel only UK show in January 2013
OK folks, yes, you read that headline right ...
I know, just yesterday I posted another update from the Black Country Communion band, which included details on that solitary show they were due to play in the New Year, in England.
Sad indeed that as soon as a press release comes out, promoting once again a 'single UK gig,' by the band, the very next day comes the message that the show is off!
I'm beginning to think that Glenn Hughes, amid his 'various' - Yes, not just one! Didn't help yourself there, now did you Glenn? - interviews saying that the upcoming and third release from the band, would most likly be the last, due to his frustration at lack of BCC touring, has now, most likely, quit the band.
Here's the press release from the band's UK management:
Black Country Communion, the Anglo-American rock group featuring Joe Bonamassa (guitar, vocals), Glenn Hughes (vocals, bass), Jason Bonham (drums), and Derek Sherinian (keyboards), today announced that their only UK concert at the Wolverhampton Civic on Saturday January 5th has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Planet Rock Radio launched a 48-hour ticket pre-sale on Wednesday 19th September. Customers who purchased tickets will receive a full refund, however if you have any queries, please email
The one-off concert was originally intended to be Black Country Communion’s only UK appearance in 2013. The band chose Wolverhampton due to their geographical and spiritual ties to the area (Glenn Hughes was born in Cannock, Jason Bonham was born in Dudley).
In 2011, Black Country Communion’s last studio album, “2”, scored the No.1 spot in the Official UK Rock Album Chart.
The band’s upcoming third album Afterglow, produced by Kevin Shirley, will be released in the UK by Mascot Records on Monday October 29th.

Official band website:

Singer, actor and best-selling author: Rock icon RICK SPRINGFIELD to release in Europe his new album "Songs from the End of the World" on Frontiers Records
For all his accomplishments as an actor, a best-selling author and the subject of a recent documentary, RICK SPRINGFIELD’s first love has always been music, since the first time he picked up a guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia. That passion for writing and performing songs, as well as playing guitar, comes through loud and clear on his new album, “Songs for the End of the World” which gets a European release on Frontiers Records on November 2nd.
Collaborating on songs like the three-chord rocker “I Hate Myself,” the anthemic “Our Ship’s Sinking,” “Love Screws Me Up” and “Depravity” with his bass player Matt Bissonette, Springfield sets his sights on the possibilities of escaping the current, apocalyptic world situation in our closest relationships. In doing so, he employs the kind of self-effacement and ability to poke fun at himself as he demonstrated when putting his dog Lethal Ron on the cover of Working Class Dog or spoofing his image by playing a sleazy, drug-and-sex-crazed version of himself on Showtime’s dark comedy “Californication”. John Waite and Mr. Mister’s Richard Page appear as backup vocalists, along with Rick’s original guitarist, Tim Pierce, who hasn’t played on record with him since 1999’s “Karma”.
“There’s real feeling in it, but you can’t write about that stuff too seriously,” he says of his sometimes tongue-in-cheek approach to serious subjects. “In the end, it’s about the world in flames, but from a personalized viewpoint. I take what’s happening to me and place it in a universal context. It’s what I’ve always tried to do with my songwriting.”
With 25 million albums sold, 17 U.S. top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers”, “An Affair of the Heart”, “I've Done Everything for You”, “Love Somebody”, and “Human Touch”, as well as a 1981 Grammy® Best Male Rock Vocal win for his No. 1 single hit “Jessie’s Girl” behind him, Springfield has more to say with his latest new release, “Songs for the End of the World”.
Still playing nearly 100 live shows a year, Springfield’s bond with his audience is the subject of the recent documentary An Affair of the Heart, which came out earlier this year, winning special jury awards at both the Nashville and Florida Film Festivals. He also recently wrote and recorded a new song with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters / Nirvana) as well as being a featured guest in Grohl’s new documentary about “Sound City,” the fabled San Fernando Valley recording studio.
His 2010 autobiography, Late, Late at Night…: A Memoir, for Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint, entered The New York Times best-seller list at No. 13, hitting the Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly lists as well, with Rolling Stone recently naming it one of the Top 25 rock autobiographies of all time. In the book, Springfield revealed the life-long depression he’s battled throughout his career, a theme he returns to in such songs as “I Hate Myself” and “Love Screws Me Up.” “I’m not the shiny, happy guy people think I am from my role in General Hospital,” insists Springfield. “I tend to put that angst into my music.”
With “Songs for the End of the World”, Rick Springfield continues to do what he does best—applying his sardonic view to life as we live it today, offering a ray of hope in the midst of all the turmoil.
“The darker side of my nature creeps in and out, but so does a degree of optimism,” he says. “In the end, I believe that solace and healing can be found in the presence of someone who understands, loves and accepts you for who you are, even while these looming threats remain.”
Tracklisting of the European edition of “Songs for the End of the World” includes: Wide Awake; Our Ship’s Sinking; I Hate Myself; You And Me; Gabriel; A Sign of Life; My Last Heartbeat; Joshua; Love Screws Me Up; I Found You; Depravity; One Way Street ; Let Me In (Bonus Track); My DUI (Exclusive Bonus Track).
The Bug – album only I-tunes exclusive track

The first single Our Ship’s Sinking which features John Waite and Mr Mister’s Richard Page on background vocals can be streamed in its entirety on the Frontiers Records webradio
Rick Springfield: Guitars, Lead Vocals
Matt Bissonette: Bass & Keyboards, Background Vocals
George Bernhardt: Guitars
Rodger Carter: Drums
Additional Guitars: George Nastos, Dan Strain, Tim Pierce
Additional percussion: Ronnie Grinel
Additional vocals: Richard Page on 2,7,12
Additional vocals: John Waite on 2


Seven Distinguished Supporters to Receive Awards
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the world-renowned voice of Dio, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell, will host its second Awards Gala on Halloween night, Wednesday, October 31 at the Avalon nightclub in Hollywood. 
Awards will be presented to seven distinguished honorees for their contributions to spreading awareness of Fund’s important work.
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 Halloween Spooktacular at the Avalon will include gourmet food stations and a hosted bar, a silent auction, live auction, an all-star rock ‘n roll jam featuring Dio Disciples and a performance by the weirdly wonderful performance troupe Cirque Berserk
VIP ticket levels will also be available.
Awards named after songs written by Ronnie James Dio will be presented to the following distinguished honorees:
* Man on the Silver Mountain AwardNeil Warnock, Founder and CEO of The Agency Group worldwide
* Rainbow in the Dark Award Stanley J. Diamond, partner, Diamond & Wilson, and member of the Board of Directors of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund;
* King of Rock ‘n Roll AwardTony Iommi, legendary guitarist for Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell and recent cancer survivor;
* Killing the Dragon AwardCharlie Hernandez, President of QED Productions and veteran production manager, who, with partner Lori Tierney, are the driving force behind Just a Bunch of Roadies, a nonprofit organization formed by musical touring industry professionals to respond to humanitarian crises.

* Stand Up and Shout AwardBob Chiappardi, Founder and CEO of Concrete Marketing, one of the largest independent lifestyle marketing companies in the music industry,.known for its work with cutting edge rock and heavy metal artists.

* Master of the Moon AwardAlex Hodges, CEO, Nederlander Concerts

* Sacred Heart AwardDr. Raul Mena, Director of the Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center in Burbank, who concentrates in the area of cancer research.
Eddie Trunk of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show,” who was presented with the Fund’s Long Live Rock ‘n Roll Award at last year’s Gala, will once again serve as Special Guest emcee.
“We are really looking forward to our 2nd Annual Awards Gala,” says Dio Cancer Fund chairman Gloria Butler“It will have quite a different feel from last year's inaugural extravaganza at the Playboy Mansion, this year replaced with Ghosts & Goblins on Halloween night at Avalon, an all-star jam, the amazing Cirque Berzerk, the fortune tellers, strolling magicians and free flowing delicacies.   It's sure to be a ‘spooktacular’ night for a special cause.”
Fund founder and president Wendy Dio adds:  “The support the Dio Cancer Fund has received since its beginnings shortly after Ronnie’s death has been overwhelming.  Our mandate is cancer prevention, research and education, and we are proud and gratified to be able to recognize this year’s honorees for their contributions toward spreading the word about our mission.  Ronnie would have been so proud of what we have accomplished so far, and he would especially have loved to party on Halloween.”

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 Bardot Club are also available.  Information regarding the Fund as well as tickets and sponsorships for the Gala is available at: 
Ronnie James Dio Website:
And in related news ...
Dio Disciples announce Fall North American live dates
The Ronnie James Dio website has also shared the following information:
We're happy to announce the first confirmed dates for the DIO Disciples Fall tour here in the US:
Sat Oct. 20 Anaheim, CA, House of Blues
Thu Nov. 08 Ft. Wayne, IN, Pierre's
Sat Nov. 10 Detroit, MI, Harpo's
Tue Nov. 13 Portland, ME, Asylum
Thu Nov. 15 Sayerville, NJ, Starland
Sat Nov. 17 Amityville, NY, Revolution
Stay tuned for more dates as they are confirmed.
The full schedule is listed on the tour page.

Ronnie James Dio Website:

(New York, NY) - Dokken fansworldwide can click here - - to witness the exclusive worldwide premiere of the new video for "Empire," the first single from forthcoming album BROKEN BONES.  The video for "Empire" was directed by Devin DeHaven (Whitesnake, P.O.D., Busta Rhymes) and features a post-apocalyptic take on the band's signature sound of catchy melodies, hot riffs and monster production.
Dokken's 11th studio album (and their first in North America for the Frontiers Records label), BROKEN BONES, will be released on September 25th in North America. 
The album will be available 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). 
To preorder via the Frontiers Records webstore, please click here:
To purchase on Amazon, please click here:
 Purchase via iTunes, click here:
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."  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).
Dokken 2012 - Photo credit: Devin DeHaven
For more information please visit:


Check out Steve Harris' listening party and hear all of 'British Lion'!
Want to hear Steve Harris' new album right now, for free?
Head over to or hit our Facebook page - - and you can do just that.
We're streaming the entire album now, until midnight on Sunday, so you've plenty time to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to hear the record before it hits the shops!
'British Lion' is released on September 24th (25th in the USA) on CD and as a digital download. The CD also features two bonus mp3 versions of the albums for enhanced listening pleasure.
"A bold and ballsy modern hard rock album...this is a big-hearted ferocious triumph" 8/10 Metal Hammer UK
"British Lion is a brilliant album" 4/5 Kerrang UK
Official website:

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Brief News Update for Thursday September 20th, 2012


Black Country Communion Set to Release Third Studio Album “Afterglow” on October 30 – Preorder Now
First track “Confessor” now available as free download
BCC releases 6-episode web TV series of never-before-seen interviews and behind the scenes footage in the studio.
Los Angeles, CA, September 19, 2012: Black Country Communion, the English-American rock band named “Best New Band of the Last 10 Years” (VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show) and featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), will release their third studio album Afterglow (J&R Adventures) on October 30, 2012.

Pre-order your copy here: and receive the album by street date.

Brand new track “Confessor” is now available as a free download here:

BCC has announced their only concert of 2013 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England on Saturday, January 5, 2013.

The concert is significant, as it is based in the heart of the Black Country, where both Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham grew up as kids.
For more information and tickets, visit Planet Rock ( which will launch an exclusive 48-hour ticket pre-sale on Wednesday Sept. 19.

Ed - Please note: Sorry folks, only got to see this US Press Release late Wednesday, but if you read Monday's update, you would've already seen the link, from the UK press release.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday Sept. 21 via

Like BCC’s previous albums (2010’s self-titled debut and 2011’s ‘2’), Afterglow was produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, the Black Crowes), who formed the band after watching Bonamassa and Hughes perform together at a Guitar Center event in November 2009.
Afterwards, Shirley got in touch with Sherinian and Bonham to round out the group and they released their debut album in September 2010.

Classic Rock Magazine called it “Possibly the best hard rock album of 2010.”
A mere nine months later, the group released their sophomore album ‘2’.

Guitar World named it #12 in their Top 50 Albums of 2011; Planet Rock Radio listeners crowned them Best New Band; in November, BCC scooped up the Breakthrough Award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards.

In terms of content, Afterglow expands upon the progression that took place between ‘BCC’ and ‘BCC2’. “It’s a deeper album, musically, than our first two albums, but it does not step away from the genre we’re in,” said Hughes, who wrote the bulk of the album’s 11 songs after BCC’s Summer Tour in 2011.
“I wanted this album to have more acoustic moments than the previous two.
I wanted to hear more of Derek [Sherinian] and I wanted an angelic side to the vocals as well as the more aggressive one, like on the songs ‘Crawl’ and ‘Midnight Sun’. Above all, I wanted more drama.”

Rock Guitar Daily’s Tony Conley says, “It sounds like there's a war going on… It rages with an unbridled passion unseen on the first two Black Country releases, and this passion adds immensely to the music.
Glenn Hughes has made the statement of a career - his voice is more powerful and under control than ever, his phrasing shakes, quivers, screams, and howls with rightful indignation…
His lyrics are as amazing, and they tell tales that could be heard in a variety of interpretations. Joe Bonamassa hits his strings like Ali hitting Sonny Liston - wicked accuracy and vicious intent that can't be hid.
These two titans are like a couple of super heroes fighting a war set up by some unseen bad guy... Afterglow is a huge record… it is Black Country rock at its best.”
Bonamassa compares the album’s sound to “a jet engine” and Shirley, considered the unofficial fifth member of the band, added, “When I finally managed to get them all to convene in a studio and they start playing, it's like everything I've ever loved about Rock.
Intense musicality from everyone, first and foremost; then bombast, self-indulgence - the kind that Jimmy Page made as the template for being a Rock Star - and then stunning sensitivity.”

To support the release, BCC is running a 6-episode web TV series which can be viewed here:
Watch the Afterglow trailer here:
Afterglow Track List:
 1. Big Train
2. This Is Your Time
3. Midnight Sun
4. Confessor
5. Cry Freedom
6. Afterglow
7. Dandelion
8. The Circle
9. Common Man
10. The Giver
11. Crawl

Essential Links:

Vocalist David Van Landing will front Michael Schenker's band on the upcoming North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off on October 3 in Modesto, California.
David will be stepping in for Robin McAuley, who was originally slated to take part in the trek after recently reuniting with Schenker for their first full tour together in almost 20 years.
Van Landing, who has previously done three tours with MSG and had a short stint with CRIMSON GLORY, said: "I am just looking forward to getting out on the road again with the boys and seeing all my old friends and hopefully meet some new ones!!"
In addition to Schenker and Van Landing, the lineup for the forthcoming tour is expected to include Pete Holmes (BLACK N BLUE) on drums, Wayne Findlay (MSG) on guitar and Elliott Rubinson (DEAN GUITARS) on bass.
Schenker's latest album, "Temple Of Rock", was released in Europe on September 23, 2011 and in North America on October 11, 2011 on CD and LP through Schenker's own Inakustik label via MVD Entertainment Group.
Due to a four year battle with a recurring Acid Reflux and the nasty Stomach Bacteria, HP, Robin McAuley has now been diagnosed with a Hiatal Hernia and requires surgery and can no longer participate in the upcoming MSG fall North American tour by Doctors order.
Robin has released this statement in regards to this desicion.....
"In light of the upcoming MSG shows beginning early October 2012, I regretfully am forced to cancel my appearance with Michael Schenker.
I expect to be back in the saddle soon as this is taken care of but it's important for all the fans to know how very disappointed I am. I make a point of staying healthy and always ready to meet the challenges of each day as it comes.
This is one of those days I rarely have to confront, but here it is nonetheless.
I promise to be back at ya! Real soon! Be well, all of you, and thank you for your support.
God Bless,Robin."
The MICHAEL SCHENKER "Temple of Rock" North American Tour will continue with DAVID VAN LANDING replacing Robin on vocals who has been the cornerstone of MSG tours in the 90's as the lead vocalist and most recently was featured on the MICHAEL SCHENKER sold out tour of South America in 2011.
Michael Schenker is happy to have him for the second leg of the North America tour now.
North American Tour Dates are:

10/03/2012 Modesto,CA - Fat Cats
 10/04/2012 San Jose,CA - Rodeo Night club
 10/05/2012 Hollywood,CA - Key Club
 10/06/2012 Las Vegas,NV - Santa Fe Sation
 10/07/2012 Ramona,CA - Ramona Mainstage
 10/09/2012 Tempe,AZ - Club Red
 10/11/2012 Houston,TX - Concert pub North
 10/12/2012 Corpus Christi,TX - Concrete St Amplitheater
10/13/2012 San Antonio,TX - Sunken Gardens
10/14/2012 Lubbock,TX - Lonestar Amplitheatre
10/17/2012 Detroit,MI - Token Lounge
 10/18/2012 Toronto,ON - Rockpile
 10/19/2012 Toronto,ON - Rockpile
 10/20/2012 W Greenwich,RI - Rock House
 10/21/2012 Poughkeepsie,NY - Chance Theater
 10/23/2012 New York,NY - Gramercy
 10/24/2012 White marsh,DM - House of Rock
 10/25/2012 Cleveland,OH - Peabodys
 10/26/2012 St Charles,IL - Arcada Theatre
 10/27/2012 Savage,MN - Niesens Sports bar
 10/28/2012 Milwaukee,WI - Shank Hall
 10/29/2012 Midleton,WI - Red Mouse
 10/30/2012 Chicago,IL - House Of Blues
 11/02/2012 Orangvale,CA - Boardwalk
 11/03/2012 Portland,OR - Hawthorn Theater
 11/04/2012 Seattle,WA - Studio Seven
 11/06/2012 Santa Rosa,CA - Last Day Saloon
 11/07/2012 Oakland,CA - New Parrish
 11/08/2012 Agora Hill,CA - Canyon Club
 11/09/2012 San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach House
 11/10/2012 Corona,CA - Marquee 15

See all of you out there! Keep Rockin! And all the best to Robin!

Official website:



News of Joe Lynn Turner-Carmine Appice supergroup is a rumour
A new press statement from Joe Lynn Turner's management has just been released, it reads as follows:
On September 17, 2012, reports were posted on various websites
with what appeared to be "official news" from Ex-Rainbow/Deep Purple 
singer Joe Lynn Turner (JLT) and Ex-Ozzy Osbourne/Vanilla Fudge 
drummer Carmine Appice about a new band/project with Michael Anthony 
(Van Halen, Chickenfoot).
Both Appice and Turner have officially dismissed this news as a rumour.
The musicians said that there was never any press release sent out by 
either of their media representatives or their record companies.
While both of them agree that they have had casual conversations about 
musicians they would like to work with, including Michael Anthony
this news of the formation of a "supergroup" is not official or confirmed.
Turner admits, "Carmine and I are longtime friends and we have talked 
over the years about working together on future projects. These are 
conversations musicians like us often have all the time. These 
conversations are not 'official news' it is just casual talk.

Like many artists, we exchange ideas about people we would like to work 
with if given the chance. Names like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and 
Michael Anthony are all musicians we both admire but we never released 
any official news stating that we were planning to launch this so-called supergroup."
Turner and Appice would like to specifically apologize to bassist 
Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot) and his fans for any 
confusion this rumor or any casual conversations might have caused.
Appice confirms, "We had nothing to do with the publishing of any of 
this news about this project and neither of us talked to any 
journalists or media people 'on the record' about a possible 
supergroup. Having said all this, Joe and I have worked together in 
the past and can't rule out the possibility of working together in the 
Official websites:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Brief News Update for Wednesday September 19th, 2012

Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
September 13, 2012

Audio And Video From Legendary 2007 Concert
To Be Available In Multiple Configurations On November 19
 Concert Slated For Global Theatrical Release On October 17

Los Angeles, Sept., 2012) – On December 10, 2007,  Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused rock ’n’ roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin.

Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalog including landmark tracks “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock And Roll,” “Kashmir,” and “Stairway To Heaven.”

Although 20 million people applied for tickets, the band’s first headline show in 27 years was seen only by the 18,000 ticket holders who were fortunate enough to have secured seats through the worldwide lottery.

The film of Celebration Day will see a worldwide theatrical release by Omniverse Vision on 1,500 screens in over 40 territories on October 17.
The theatrical screenings will follow premieres in London, Los Angeles, New York, and other major cities. Tickets for the public screenings will be available on September 13 via
Check out this trailer:

Celebration Day will then be available in multiple video and audio formats on November 19 from Swan Song/Atlantic Records.
Specific product details will be announced soon.
Official website:

Brad Whitford and Joe Perry are playing better guitar than ever.
Steven Tyler is playful, happy, and singing all of those impossible high notes.
Joey Kramer has a drum groove like no other. And Tom Hamilton…continues to be the steady anchor to this ship.”
-- Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, Loaded)
SEATTLE WEEKLY, August 10, 2012
AEROSMITH ain’t messing around.
America’s greatest rock band delivered absolutely killer sets on the first leg of their triumphant, sold-out The Global Warming Tour this past summer, with critics dropping comments like “stunning…jaw-dropping…impassioned intensity…seamless swagger...epic rock moments…a wonder to behold…Aerosmith always managed to reinvent itself for the masses without losing its inherent musicality...Make no mistake, Aerosmith remains king.”
They ain’t done yet.  More prisoners will be taken when Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer return for the second leg of The Global Warming Tour launching November 8.
They’re fully armed with career-defining hits and blazing songs from their new album MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION, out November 6 on Columbia Records.
They’re the only band of their stature with all-original members and who are playing better than ever before.
The Live Nation-produced tour will include support act Cheap Trick
Tickets go on sale Monday, September 24 at 10:00 AM (local time) at
American Express card members can get advance tickets beginning this Wednesday, September 19 at 10:00 AM (local time) and presales for VIP ticket packages begin Wednesday, September 19th at 9:00 AM (eastern time).  In addition, a Facebook pre-sale begins Friday, September 21; fans who visit and RSVP to the presale will have early access to tickets only (not VIP ticket packages).
Date - City - Venue

Thu. 11/8 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Sun.11/11 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Wed. 11/14 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Fri. 11/16 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Tue. 11/20 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Fri. 11/23 Atlantic City, NJ Revel Resorts - Ovation Hall
Sun. 11/25 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Tue. 11/27 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
Sat. 12/1 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Mon. 12/3 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Thu. 12/6 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Sun. 12/9 Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
Tue. 12/11 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
Thu. 12/13 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

 Official site:

The Keith Emerson Band, Three Fates Project
Release Date: October 30th 2012
Three Fates Project

The Keith Emerson Band • M√ľnchner Rundfunkorchester
Keith Emerson • Marc Bonilla • Terje Mikkelsen
Three Fates Project is unlike any previous album by keyboard legend Keith Emerson and pre-eminent rock guitarist and composer Marc Bonilla. It is a unique and dynamic inseparable hybrid of orchestral and rock unlike any that's ever been heard before.

Keith’s music has taken yet another step in a new direction with this album. Keith is truly a modern day composer, which is why Alberto Ginastera and Aaron Copland thought so highly of him - they recognized him as one of their kind.

The album contains both orchestral re-workings of ELP classics such as “Tarkus,” “The Endless Enigma,” “Abaddon's Bolero,” as well as Aaron Copland's “Fanfare For The Common Man,” Alberto Ginastera's “Malambo” and "American Matador" from Marc Bonilla’s second solo album, as well as brand new compositions: Emerson’s “After All Of This” and Marc Bonilla’s “Walking Distance,” and “The Mourning Sun.”
The album was recorded in Munich and Los Angeles over a nine- month period starting in the summer of 2011. It features the 70-piece M√ľnchner Rundfunkorchester, conducted by world-reknown Maestro, Terje Mikkelsen, who has been often referred to as "of of the few conductors with a rock 'n roll soul" and the Keith Emerson Band with veteran Emerson bassist, Travis Davis, and drummer, Troy Luccketta, from the multi-platinum band, Tesla.

Keith Emerson Band:

Keith Emerson: Piano, Moog, Organ
Marc Bonilla: Guitars, Mandolin
Travis Davis: 6-String Bass
Troy Luccketta: Drums

Toss Panos: Drums (American Matador)

Track List:

1 The Endless Enigma Suite (Pt.1)
2 The Endless Enigma Suite (Pt.2)
3 American Matador
4 After All Of This
5 Walking Distance
6 Tarkus (Concertante)
7 Malambo
8 The Morning Sun
9 Abaddon’s Bolero
10 Fanfare For The Common Man (PT.1)
11 Fanfare For The Common Man (PT.2)