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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

News Update for Wednesday 17th October, 2012

Hi folks,
Yes, I'm still here, just crazy times unfortunately, the day job is no fun at all these days, too bloody stressful ...
Funny, I talk to mates back home and they say, why do you work such long hours?
I tell them, it's Corporate America, didn't Boston tell us that on their last studio album?!
Working in automotive these days is just so cut throat, shame.
Anyway, on with the news folks.
I'm off to see Michael Schenker tonight (Wednesday), with David Van Landing singing, hoping it'll be a good one, it will have to be to match the gig earlier this year!
Cheers folks,

Frontiers Records is proud to present the new issue of MELODIC ROCK FANZINE.
The 52nd release of our successful magazine is available for free all over the world through record shops, mailorders and every fine dealer carrying the Frontiers Records releases.
 Here are the previews of the two MELODIC ROCK FANZINE covers:

This new issue includes reviews and interviews of Dokken, Ten, KIX, Impera, Bonrud, Andy Rock, Soulspell, Night Ranger, Pride of Lions, Neal Schon ... and more!
 Electronic readable version of the magazine is available on the Frontiers official site and here:
Official Frontiers site:
Are the Rolling Stones perhaps calling time, finally?
The Rolling Stones are perhaps giving a hint that their touring days are over, with the announcement that they will be playing four special shows at the end of the year.
Two of the shows will be in London, at the O2 arena in November and then they will play two more shows in the US at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
The dates are the 25th and 29th at the O2 arena in London and the 13th and 15th December in New Jersey.
The band has just released a new single, 'Doom and Gloom,' from their forthcoming latest album 'Grr!' to be released in November.
The album has an absolutely terrible cover ... See for yourself:
The band issued a press release announced all the details through a You Tube video here:
Tickets for the UK show will go on sale this Friday 19th October, while the on sale date for the two US gigs will be Friday 26th October.
Official band website:
Multi-Platinum Rock Bands Daughtry and 3 Doors Down Announce U.S. Co-Headline Tour

Southern California Rockers P.O.D. Will Serve As Special Guests

Los Angeles, CA – October, 2012 – Get ready to rock!
Multi-platinum rock bands Daughtry and 3 Doors Down are excited to announce their joint 19-date first ever co-headline U.S. tour. Special guests will be Southern California rockers P.O.D.
The upcoming tour will start November 17 in Tunica, MS and continue into the middle of December.

The highly anticipated tour will see Daughtry playing new single “Start of Something Good” from its new album gold certified Break The Spell along with a plethora of smash hits and fan favorites including “Home,” “It’s Not Over,” “Feels Like Tonight” and “No Surprise” from platinum-selling Leave This Town and its blockbuster-selling and record-breaking self titled debut.

Check out their new video here:
As Daughtry finishes touring in Europe with rock stalwarts Nickelback and prepare for an exciting round of co-headlining dates with 3 Doors Down, Chris Daughtry says the excitement continues. “Its an honor to be able to go on the road with 3 Doors Down,” says the lead singer. “We are excited to give fans an energetic rock show every night sharing songs from both our catalogs…we can’t wait to hit the road to share it with our fans.”

Daughtry website:


3 Doors Down will be releasing its first ever Greatest Hits package, featuring 9 #1 songs remixed and re-mastered. Smash hits like “Kryptonite,” “It’s Not My Time,” “When I’m Gone, “Here Without You” plus new tracks “One Light” and “Goodbyes” make this upcoming tour and new hits album a must-have for both longtime fans and newcomers alike.
3 DOORS DOWN, will release their first-ever greatest hits package on November 19, 2012 in stores and online via Republic Records.
Check out the video for the new single here:

Greatest Hits follows up the band’s fifth effort, 2011′s Time of My Life, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts and yielded their tenth Top 10 single.
Once again, they’re already making waves at radio.

“One Light”
is illuminating stations across the country, and it’s classic 3 DOORS DOWN. Blending a massive hook and warm melodies, the track sees the quintet at its brightest. In addition, this collection also boasts new songs “There’s a Life” and “Goodbyes”.

Confirmed Tracklisting:

 1. Kryptonite
 2. When I’m Gone
 3. Here Without You
 4. It’s Not My Time
 5. Let Me Go
 6. Be Like That
 7. Loser
 8. Away From The Sun
 9. Duck and Run
 10. One Light
 11. There’s A Life
 12. Goodbyes

3 Doors Down have earned a hard-fought pedigree as one of Rock’s most exciting and authentic radio icons and log scores of sold-out shows over a growing global terrain that is nearing forty countries. Brad Arnold, lead singer and founder of 3DD adds “We’re very excited to hit the road with our friends, Daughtry. It’s an honor to be a part of this tour. I’m looking forward to this more than any tour we’ve been a part of in a very long time. I believe the fans will see more than two great rock bands on stage. The comradery of this tour will, no doubt, shine through night after night. We want to give the fans more than they came to see. We want them all to leave knowing they’ve just witnessed something special.”

**P.O.D. will not be appearing November 27 – December 3.
Opening Act for those dates to be named shortly.

Check out the TOUR dates here

 “Blackmore’s Night – The Beginning“ is a documentation about the early period of a musical legend.
In the lavish velvet-box you will find the first two Blackmore‘s Night albums "Shadow Of The Moon“ and "Under A Violet Moon“ as well as rare video footage of their early tours "Live In Germany 1997-1998" and "Under A Violet Moon - Castle Tour 2000“. Available for the first time on DVD and only in the "The Beginning“ box.
The footage from various concerts from the "Shadow Of The Moon" and "Under A Violet Moon" tours is enriched by interviews with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night, as well as backstage footage, rehearsal footage and medieval fight shows. "We live the music“, says Ritchie Blackmore, confirming the impression that this documentation gives every second - Blackmore‘s Night is authentic. The enthusiasm of the musicians captivates the audience and takes them along on a journey through the past. Some of the DVD tracks go from the living room rehearsals to the stage and are impressive proof that the compositions function wonderfully as intimate acoustic versions, as well as with the full band on the big stage.
Blackmore‘s Night "The Beginning“ is a very special release, not only for fans and collectors, for nostalgic or the medieval curious, but for any lover of beautiful timeless music. This extraordinary box provides the owner not only two DVDs with a delightful, interesting and entertaining performances plus two original studio albums of fantastic music, but rather with it is a ticket out of the dreary day to day life, a way to leave everything behind, to relax the soul for a few hours.
"Music that moves the soul and takes people into a majestic world". (Blackmore)


• DVD 1: Blackmore‘s Night - Shadow Of The Moon - Live In Germany 1997-1998
• DVD 2: Blackmore‘s Night - Under A Violet Moon Castle Tour 2000
• CD1: Shadow Of The Moon album
• CD2: Under A Violet Moon album
EUROPE: December 7th, 2012
UK: December 10th, 2012
USA: November 20th, 2012

Shadow Of The Moon
The Clock Ticks On
Play Minstrel Play
Minstrel Hall
St. Theresa
Under A Violet Moon
Magical World
No Second Chance
Renaissance Faire
Writing On The Wall
Mond Tanz
Be Mine Tonight
Black Night
Man On The Silver Mountain
Still I'm Sad
Maybe Next Time
Written In The Stars
Morning Star
Renaissance Faire
Fires At Midnight (Midnight Acoustic Performance)
Possum Goes To Prague
Under A Violet Moon
Spanish Nights
Past Time With Good Company
Wind In The Willows
March The Heroes Home
Gone With The Wind
Fires At Midnight (Midnight Acoustic Performance)
Now & Then
Durch Den Wald Zum Bachhaus
CD 1
Shadow Of The Moon
The Clock Ticks On
Be Mine Tonight
Play Minstrel Play
Ocean Gypsy
Minstrel Hall
Magical World
Writing On The Wall
Renaissance Faire
No Second Chance
Mond Tanz
Spirit Of The SeA
Wish You Were Here
Possum's Last Dance
CD 2
Under A Violet Moon
Castles And Dreams
Past Time With Good Company
Morning Star
Possum Goes To Prague
Wind In The Willows
Gone With The Wind
Beyond The Sunset
March The Heroes Home
Spanish Nights ( I Remember It Well)
Catherine Howard's Fate
Fool's Gold
Durch den Wald Zum Bach Haus
Now And Then
Self Portrait
Official website:

Hey folks, I had hoped to upload more that I missed earlier this week, but right now, I'm sorry, I'm just wiped out!
1am, time for shut eye!