Friday, 31 August 2012

Slam Cartel New Single "Breathe" and UK Tour

Slam Cartel announce the release of their third single from debut album Handful of Dreams: haunting track Breathe – already a favourite with critics and fans – will be released via digital outlets on 21st August.   To support the release, the band will be hitting the road for their first full Since Handful of Dreams was released in 2011, Slam Cartel have been steadily conquering press and public with their now familiar true rock sound, combining memorable hooks and incendiary riffs.  It’s a hard debut to follow; the band will be working on new material soon, but first they’re determined to give the UK audience an opportunity to witness their much praised live shows.

Handful Of Dreams was produced by George de Angelis (Trevor Horn’s right hand man for many years) and influenced by the likes of The Cult, Chilli Peppers, Guns’n’Roses and the Foo Fighters to name but a few; every track is packed with powerful melodies and heavy guitars, a combination that will charm the radio listener and agree with the more demanding rock fan.
SEPTEMBER

Saturday 1st                Nottingham                 Rock City               www.rock-city.co.uk  0845 413 4444
Sunday 2nd                 Ashford                        Beerfest
Friday 7th                     Gravesend Kent         Leo’s Red Lion www.reverbnation.com/venue/leosredlion
Thursday 6th               Southampton             The Talking Heads  www.thetalkingheads.co.uk     £7
Friday 21st                   Liverpool                     Lomax                     www.lomaxliverpool.com
Saturday 22nd             Bradford                      Gasworks               http://gasworksvenue.com
Thursday 27th             Birmingham                Roadhouse           www.theroadhousebirmingham.com
Sunday 30th                London                        100 Club                020 7636 0933        

OCTOBER
Friday 19th                   Leeds                           Cockpit                   www.thecockpit.co.uk        

DECEMBER

Sunday 2nd                Wales                         Hard Rock Hell         0870 110 034
Tuesday 4th               London                      Nambucca                 nambuccalondon.com
Friday 7th                   Rugby                        The Vault                   www.vaultnightclubs.co.uk
Saturday 8th             Doncaster                  Hallcross                   Hallcross the-hallcross.co.uk
Sunday 9th                Stoke on Trent          Green Star                 www.thegreenstarpub.co.uk

Tickets for all shows are between £5 and £10 and are available via walk up to the shows.   All tickets are subject to booking fee.  Please see local listings for doors open and ticket prices.

For more details on the band and the tour please visit the bands Websites:

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Black Country Communion Announce The Release Of Their Third Album "Afterglow" In October

Black Country Communion the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, release their third album, ‘Afterglow’, via Mascot Records on Monday October 29th.

Like its two predecessors, ‘Afterglow’ was produced by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hit records for Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and the Black Crowes has made him the hottest producer that rock music has to offer. Shirley – who had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa together in a band after seeing them jam onstage back in 2009 – is the group’s unofficial ‘fifth member’.
The additions of Jason Bonham, esteemed son of Led Zeppelin’s John, who took his father’s place when the legendary group made musical history by reuniting at London’s O2 Arena in December 2007, and the in-demand Derek Sherinian, makes BCC a force to be reckoned with.


Both BCC’s previous offerings (2010’s eponymous debut album and 2011’s “2”) have gone straight in at #1 on the official UK Rock Album Chart. Embraced by the UK’s music press, Black Country Communion were voted “Best New Band” by the listeners of Planet Rock Radio and won “Best Breakthrough” at the prestigious Classic Rock Magazine Roll Of Honour Awards in 2011. 

Alice Cooper Added To The Bill Of The Sunflower Jam

Alice Cooper added to the bill at the Sunflower Jam 2012 at The Royal Albert Hall

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Alice Cooper will be joining the line up of super musicians at the 6th Sunflower Jam, Rock & Roll Music Event on Sunday 16th September 2012 at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Others appearing at the concert are as follows
Alfie Boe
Mark King
John Paul Jones
Ian Pace
Bruce Dickinson
Brian May and Kerry Ellis

The band will also feature
Paul "Wix" Wickens Musical Director and Keyboards
Uli John Roth Guitar
Jerry Brown Drums
Nick Fyffe Bass
Steve Balsamo Vocals
Margo Buchanan


For tickets and more information please go to
http://www.thesunflowerjam.com/

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Richie Sambora Announces European Live Dates

RICHIE SAMBORA

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

LONDON DATE CONFIRMED:

SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE – 16 OCTOBER

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 31 AUGUST, AVAILABLE AT www.livenation.co.uk

NEW SOLO ALBUM: ‘AFTERMATH OF THE LOWDOWN’, 17 SEPTEMBER

FIRST SINGLE: “EVERY ROAD LEADS HOME TO YOU”

Richie Sambora, legendary rock musician and founding member of Bon Jovi, has confirmed a string of European tour dates.  The dates kick off in Amsterdam on 9 October, he then plays in Munich and Berlin before arriving in London to play the Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 13 October, tickets for the London date are on sale on Friday 31 August, available at www.livenation.co.uk.

Sambora recently announced the release of a brand new album “Aftermath Of The Lowdown”, out 17 September, single “Every Road Leads Home To You” is available now at www.richiesambora.com.  The Shepherd’s Bush Empire date will be a chance for fans to see Sambora in an intimate venue, they will be treated to tracks from his forthcoming album along with some Bon Jovi classics.

Aftermath of the Lowdown, his third solo album, is a departure from his previous major label releases - Undiscovered Soul (1998) and Stranger In This Town (1991) - Sambora has returned to his music roots, creating a highly personal album that is both raw and powerful. Aftermath of the Lowdown is Sambora laid bare, he makes it clear that he has a story to tell and that the songs are deeply personal. Lyrically, he’s pulling no punches:  “This is the truth, the lowdown,” he says.  “And after you speak that truth, there’s always an aftermath.”

Sambora has spent almost three decades as an integral part of one of the world’s most beloved bands. He’s created some of the most instantly recognisable guitar sounds and penned many of the greatest rock anthems in a generation. In 2010 – twenty-six years after releasing their first album - his band were named the top touring act in the world for the second time, a feat only previously accomplished by The Grateful Dead and The Rolling Stones. After playing to over 35 million people around the globe, Sambora returned home and devoted himself to writing the new album.

Full European tour dates as follows:

OCTOBER
Tuesday 9                   AMSTERDAM               Melkweg (The Max)
Friday 12                     MUNICH                      Circus Krone
Saturday 13                BERLIN                         Huxleys
Tuesday 16                 LONDON                     Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Coming Soon: The Lee Millward Signature Series Photographic Prints

Comeing soon Classic Rock radio is proud to be associated with Photographer Lee Millward.
Lee Millward has photgraphed some of the biggest rock stars of the last forty years and Classic Rock radio are proud to announce Guitar Heroes in the Lee millward Signature Series of photographic Prints

An example of Lee's work is seen above and the series captures some of the world's greatest "Guitar Heroes"including Michael Schenker (seen Above), Steve Howe(Yes/Asia), Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa, Paul Gilbert (Mr Big),Robert Cray, Martin Barre(Jethro Tull), Mick Box (Uriah Heep), Daryl Stuermer (Genesis),Steve Hackett, Peter Frampton, Alex Lifeson (Rush) Joanne Shaw Taylor, Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) and Slash!

All the photographs are released as limited edition printys suitable for framing. Each print will be limited to just 100 copies and numbered and signed by the photographer. The Prints come as 16.5" x 11.7" and are printed on high quality Photographic paper and posted in a secure and damage proof container.

The Lee Millward Guitar Heroes Signature Series is available Exclusively from Classic Rock Rdio

For more details please contact us here
jon@classicrockradio.eu

Rare Deep Purple Photographic Prints For Sale

DEEP PURPLE / HAMBURG 1970

(order ref : Easy019)

By the end of 1970 Deep Purple were hitting the road with a vengeance to promote In Rock. They were also in demand by journalists across Europe. On December 2nd a reporter and photographer met the group at their hotel in Hamburg to talk about In Rock and photograph the band members before they left for the first show at Hamburg's Festhalle that night, supported by Ashton, Gardener & Dyke.

This exclusive limited edition set of six photographs was taken at that meeting and is now available to collectors for the very first time.

The set includes five excellent individual photographs of the band members along with a rare group photograph and is supplied with a sheet giving details and further information.


ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS

The images have been taken direct from the original negatives and are printed onto real photographic paper to give all the archival properties and high quality of traditional photo developing and processing. They should not be confused with the ink-jet or glicleé produced computer prints common to many suppliers

The images are processed onto 10" by 12" photographic paper with a white border to make them suitable for framing. Original archive images like this fetch a lot today and this set represents great value for money.

Price per set is £69.99 in the UK which includes very secure postage, recorded delivery and packing. Price £74.99 outside UK includes airmail recorded delivery. Larger sized individual prints of specific images are available by special order only at present, please ask for details.

The photographs are for personal use only and no reproduction rights are included. The copyright remains with the negative owners. Permission for reproduction in any form must be secured in writing.
If you wish to purchase a set of these fantastic never seen photograps please contact

Rare Deep Purple Photographic Prints For Sale

DEEP PURPLE / HOUSTON 1976

 (order ref : Easy018)
Deep Purple Mk 4 undertook one of their longest ever American tours at the start of 1976, promoting the Come Taste The Band album (supported by Nazareth). On February 22nd a photographer took images of the group backstage as they relaxed and chatted with friends and reporters before the show.

This exclusive limited edition set of six photographs was taken in the dressing room before the show and is now available to collectors for the very first time.

The set includes four excellent individual photographs of the band members, plus Glenn with his roadie and a nice image of Coverdale and Paice chatting together and is supplied with a sheet giving details and further information.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS

The images have been taken direct from the original negatives and are printed onto real photographic paper to give all the archival properties and high quality of traditional photo developing and processing. They should not be confused with the ink-jet or glicleé produced computer prints common to many suppliers

The images are processed onto 10" by 12" photographic paper with a white border to make them suitable for framing. Original archive images like this fetch a lot today and this set represents great value for money.

Price per set is £69.99 in the UK which includes very secure postage, recorded delivery and packing. Price £74.99 outside UK includes airmail recorded delivery. Larger sized individual prints of specific images are available by special order only at present, please ask for details.

The photographs are for personal use only and no reproduction rights are included. The copyright remains with the negative owners. Permission for reproduction in any form must be secured in writing.

If you wish to purchase a set of these incredible never before seen photographs please contact


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Steve Hunter: More Than Just A Sideman!

Uncle G's Classic Rock CD Collection
Topic: Steve Hunter (Short Stories - 2008)

I started getting into Steve Hunter's work back in the 1970's. Over the years, he has become one of my favorite rock guitarists. A maestro really, he's capable of much more than just your average, everyday guitar player. Excels in any style played. Definitely a player you want to hear more from, once you hear Steve play for the first time.

If you like extraordinary guitar players, then Hunter's your guy. Once hooked, like I was after having played Alice Cooper's 'Welcome To My Nightmare' a hundred or more times, then that's it. From there, you expand your knowledge of Hunter's work. Then it's like you can't get enough. Steve Hunter can play the hardest of any electric guitar player out there nowadays. Can rock with the best of them. Turn that around and he can play the most beautiful music that any six string instrument can muster. Experienced, and at the top of his game. It's one incredible guitar solo after another. Dude's on his game always.

My introduction to Steve Hunter was Alice Cooper. Steve was in Alice's original solo band. Had worked with the Coopers previously. Worked with Bob Ezrin. In the beginning, himself and Dick Wagner were on guitar duty. One of the best double guitarist team to come down the pike. They had to be. The previous double guitar team Alice worked with, original members of Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce and Glen Buxton, were extraordinary at the job they did. Anything less than that, and it would not have worked as well as it did. Together, they helped launch Alice into his new solo career.

Before and after the Cooper hookup, Hunter's worked with other musicians; Mitch Ryder, Lou Reed, Jack Bruce, Dr. John, Peter Gabriel, David Lee Roth, and Bette Midler, just to name a few. The last one may surprise you. In 1979 a film came out that was widely popular; The Rose. Look at the musician credits, and you'll spot Steve's name.

One more I'll mention is a legendary star of stage and TV; Mr. Glen Campbell. Steve had the honor to appear on Glen's 61st studio album release, 2011's 'Ghost On A Canvas'. So you see, Hunter really has worked with a lot of fine musicians / groups over the years. Has played on a long list of hit classic rock songs including one of my favorite Peter Gabriel songs; Solsbury Hill.

Short Stories is the first solo album / CD that I heard of Mr. Hunter's. I knew before playing it, that the CD was an instrumental. So right off the bat, it got my attention. I have always loved the instrumental format / segments in songs. Lyrics is its own art form. To me what matters most is the actual music. Don't get me wrong. Add words to most tunes and that's when it becomes memorable. Believe it or not, there are and always has been musical compositions that are better off without a vocalist(s) and words getting in the way. Such is the case here with Steve Hunter's 2008 CD, Short Stories. The song titles offering clues as to what the musician could be visualizing with each composition. Besides that, it's the guitar and its various styles of being played that Steve lets narrate with each well-crafted piece that makes up this CD. Steve's wife Karen is listed in the credits for vocalization on one of the harder rockin' songs; PeaceWork. Awesome tune !! Reminds me of Jeff Beck some. If one had to be compared to someone, a very high honor would be to have you name even mentioned in the same sentence as, Mr. Jeff Beck.

Every sound you hear on Short Stories is credited to Steve; drums, bass, the whole nine yards. A multi-instrumentalist in every sense of the word. Short Stories, a product as good as any rock player goes serious musician, has yet to conjure up. Their are some awesome instrumental rock albums out there that center around the guitar. This is another one. The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for 2008 could have been for any song on this release. I'm guessing they never heard it.

I remember my first listen to this CD like it was yesterday. Actually, was only a couple weeks or so before writing this, that I first acquired the CD. Here's how it happened. A couple / few weeks ago (as I already said) I was listening to Alice Cooper's latest studio offering; Welcome To My Nightmare 2. Steve's playing is all over this. Produced by Bob Ezrin. The whole CD has a great sound, and Steve plays some really hot licks on this. Motivated me when next online to do a Google search, and see what else Mr. Hunter has been up to lately. I knew he recently bowed out of the Cooper band to concentrate on making solo music. A tad more research and us fans find out there was also an additional reason; Steve's legally blind now. Suffers from pigmentary glaucoma. Keeps a diary on his official website; My Blind Blog. On a personal note, it's hard not to admire a guy whose capable of making lemonade, when life threw a curve ball and gave him lemons. People in the music / recording industry routinely throw praise at this man. My good friend...an honorary brother...Wil says Steve's; "a cool guy." Mr. Hunter recently stepped in for another cool guy, Glen Buxton, when Alice Cooper made it into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame. Buxton passed away. Hunter did an outstanding job representing him. Plus...Steve's just an all around exceptional guitar player / musician.

Back to my story and how I got Steve's CD; Short Stories. I purchased it on Hunter's official website. Came autographed too. Steve's musical abilities shine from the start of this CD, to the very last note at the end. Encompasses several different styles of playing, so not to bore the listener. I think he did that just to show off. Regardless, it's a fantastic offering. What I loved most while playing this on my home stereo really loud was Steve did me the favor and didn't forget how someone like myself became a fan. The man plays a mean rock guitar all throughout this. My only critique of the whole CD is that a couple songs could have been longer. Ends suddenly, where as I felt he was in such a good groove that the tune could have carried on a bit longer. If that's my only problem, then I don't have a problem. What I have is a desire to listen to another one of Steve's solo works.

I mentioned Steve's website already. If you have not checked it out in a while, please do so now. Well...not immediately right this second. Please finish reading this first. On the website you can learn and celebrate all of Steve's accomplishments in rock n' roll. Not only that, but you can tag along and experience him and his quest to go forward. New music for the year 2012, is right around the corner. Bookmark and please help support. Buy a song...buy a whole CD worth of songs. Mr. Hunter's an independent musician nowadays. Like everyone else, man's got to pay the bills. Take it from Uncle G, it's money well spent. I have played Steve's Short Stories repeatedly since it's arrival in my mailbox. In the house and in the car. I even brought it to work with me. Worth every penny I paid for it. Good reactions when friends come over and I have it playing on the stereo. Short Stories has already in this short time become a personal favorite of mine. Damn shame it took me four years to discover it. Don't be the same way. Remember and bookmark Mr. Hunter's website. And stay abreast. You'll be glad you did.

http://www.stevehunter.com/

Gary Brown aka Uncle G
American Corespondent for Classic Rock Radio Dot EU

Richie Sambora Releases Third Solo Album "Aftermath Of The Lowdown" In September

Richie Sambora Releases his third solo album Aftermath Of The Lowdown on September 18th. The album follows up Stranger In This Town (1991) and Undiscovered Soul(1998)

The Bon Jovi guitarist has taken 14 years to release his third solo album away from the band. The album is a personal one and lyrically tackles the universal tribulations of divorce, substance abuse, single parenthood, independence and self-reliance. 
“A lot has happened in my life over the last ten years, personal stuff that’s cathartic for me to get out,” says Sambora. 

“Really things that could happen to anybody, but I just happened to be in a band with the biggest concert tour in the world, and in the glare of the public eye.”  

Tracks have already been released to the media and if you visit Richie’s website you can download a free MP3 track from the album  “Every Road Leads Home To You”. For that track please go here:
http://richiesambora.com/
http://richiesambora.com/

Steve Hackett Releases Genesis Revisited II In October

Legendary Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett has announced the details of his forthcoming studio album Genesis Revisited II in a special YOUTube video message for Genesis fans worldwide.

Steve Hackett has brought together a host of stunning guest performers including Steven Wilson and Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) to craft an album that revisits many of the best loved songs from his Genesis years.

What better person to introduce you to this epic undertaking than the man himself.  Click on link below:


Steve Hackett’s Genesis Revisited II will be released on 22nd October 2012 and comes in a limited edition 2CD Media-book, as well as a beautiful 4LP & 2CD version that showcases the brilliant artwork above.

Last year saw the release of Steve Hackett’s critically acclaimed and best selling solo album Beyond The Shrouded Horizon, which he toured extensively.

A lengthy world tour in support of the new album to be announced soon.  Stay tuned for more details.

28th August 2012


For more information on Steve Hackett please visit:

 

Monday, 27 August 2012

~13 Stars~

In this upcoming band spot we are looking to the North of England quite close to the Scottish border, based in the city of Carlisle are 13 Stars.
Named not as you might think after the flag of the Confederate South but that of the fledgling United States about the time of the revolutionary war reputedly a flag made by patriot Betsy Ross at the behest of George Washington. 13 Stars also style themselves as rebels adjusting their playing styles and repertoire to avoid being pigeon holed (or labelled by me which is a b*gg*r) as a particular genre of band, segueing between Skynyrd-esque southern rock,blues,to balladetic occasionally folk rock and on into hard rock territory they cover a lot of ground. They are not the only band to do this my collection has that well worn end made up of bands with transitional styles if you can make it work then there is a big audience waiting and from what I've seen they will tailor the performance to suit the gig even going as far as playing acoustic sets based around songs from their earlier album. They are slick players and getting a great audience response across the country, making it onto local radio this year has helped spread the word, with an already decent calender of tour dates including (handily) a couple of visits to Manchester I can see them spreading out further very soon. A list of dates is here and they make no bones about being readily available so its an ideal opportunity for venues with spots to fill. With tour credit for being out supporting Fish, John Waite, Dan Reed and It Bites not forgetting Festival appearances notably they did a massive set of an hour and forty minutes at last years Maryport Blues Festival, needless to say they have a lot of experience and material to call upon.
The band was formed in 2010 and with recent line up changes now features founder Matt "Hoss" Thompson (who doesn't really look that much like 'Hoss' of Bonanza)who covers Vocals, Guitar and Keyboards, Jax Sedgwick on Guitar, Matty Eden on Bass and Vocals and Andy Bates (late of Feed Me) on Drums - (Jax and Matty were formerly with Cumbrian Rockers 'Tropical Fruit Disaster' cracking name that for a band )
and as we like to do the band are from the left Andy, Matty, Jax and in the front Matt(Hoss) On to content 13 Stars are releasing their third album their first eponymous (Ok thats self titled) album was mainly folk and heavily acoustic moving more towards southern rock at the second outing, their new album is a much heavier prospect titled 'Way Dju'. Picking just a couple of tracks Hinterland has that slow build Southern Rock feel to it underlined with a thumping rhythm support and a familiar piece wahwah pedal guitar that will find great favour with Skynyrd fans and Turandot which is aimed squarely at willful girlfriends has a very open almost ZZ Top feel to it - we will be reviewing the various albums in depth later so watch out for the review. I am positive whatever your taste you will find a lot to enjoy.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

DKT-MC5-Primal Scream Kick Out The Jams Together: Live CD/DVD Is A Must Have

We hear at Classic Rock radio get sent all sorts of things but when it comes to stuff we really love, stuff we actually shell out for then THAT MUST be great and this CD/.DVD package really is the business hence this particular plug. Of course anyone who knows anything about Rock n Roll will tell you that the MC5 were one of the best bands to come from Detroit, hell no, Come from America in the sixties and this pairing of DKT-MC5 with Primal Scream at The Royal festival Hall in June 2008 really is the dog's wotsits. It just catches a moment that will remind you of how good a performance this was if you were there or piss you off that you weren't ther.

Either way it is a must to have for your collection and at less than a tenner even more of a reason to buy it now. Just take a look at the two videos linked below and tell me I am wrong.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCskFc3c0JI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_Hof8aHGJQ&feature=plcp


The details about the release and the opportunity to buy at a reduced price is here

http://www.easyaction.co.uk/index.php/component/hikashop/product/160-primal-scream-and-mc5-black-to-comm-special-edition-cd-dvd

Tell them CRR sent you and then tell your mates to buy one too :)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Dio Singles Boxed Set Due In October

The Singles Collection
Box Set Includes 14 Tracks of DIO’s Best Work
HOLY DIVER / RAINBOW IN THE DARK / THE LAST IN LINE / WE ROCK / MYSTERY / ROCK N ROLL CHILDREN / HUNGRY FOR HEAVEN / DIO LIVE / KING OF ROCK N ROLL / I COULD HAVE BEEN A DREAMER / ALL THE FOOLS SAILED AWAY / INTERMISSION /
THE DIO EP / JESUS MARY AND THE HOLY GHOST
 Also Includes: DVD: featuring all the promo videos for the singles
 BOOK: 32-page Complete Discography of the Vertigo years
 Plus: 22 Live Tracks and 15 Bonus Tracks

Release Date: 8th October 2012After leaving Black Sabbath, the legendary Ronnie James Dio formed the self-titled super group with a string of seminal releases that continue to influence the hard rock and heavy metal worlds to this day.
This Complete Singles Collection gathers all of the band’s classic singles on Vertigo/Universal in replicas of the original release, a DVD featuring all of the corresponding promo videos, plus a book featuring the complete Vertigo discography.
This classic singles box set includes tracks from DIO’s most iconic albums such as ‘Holy Diver’ which was hailed by critics as DIO's best work and a classic staple in the heavy metal genre. As well as the equally critically acclaimed album ‘The Last In Line’ which features the massive hits ‘The Last In Line’ and ‘ We Rock’ which was the first DIO album to be certified Platinum, achieving the feat on February 3, 1987.
Ronnie James Dio voice was hailed as one of the most powerful in heavy metal giving the band an iconic sound, He often ranks as one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time in various online polls and lists. Which has allowed DIO music to stand the test of time and still be some of the most loved rock and heavy metal tracks to date.

CD 1
1.       Holy Diver           5:51
Bonus Tracks
2.       Evil Eyes
3.       Don’t Talk To Stangers

CD 2
1.       Rainbow In The Dark
Bonus Tracks
2.       Stand Up and Shout                        (Live at Castle Donnington, UK August 20th 1983)
3.       Straight Through The Heart         (Live at Castle Donnington, UK August 20th 1983)

CD 3
1.       The Last In Line
Bonus Tracks
2.       Stand Up and Shout                        (Live at Castle Donington, UK August 20th 1983)
3.       Straight Through The Heart         (Live at Castle Donington, UK August 20th 1983)

CD 4
1.       We Rock
Bonus Tracks
2.       Holy Diver                                           (Live at Castle Donington, UK August 20th 1983)
3.       Rainbow In The Dark                      (Live at Castle Donington, UK August 20th 1983)

CD 5
1.       Mystery
Bonus Tracks
2.       Eat Your Heart Out                          (Live at Spokane Coliseum, Spokane, USA July 24th, 1984)
3.       Don’t Talk To Strangers                 (Live at Spokane Coliseum, Spokane, USA July 24th, 1984)

CD 6
1.       Rock N Roll Children                      
Bonus Tracks
2.       We Rock                                              (Live at Spectrum, Philadelphia, USA, September 13th, 1985)
3.       The Last In Line                                 (Live at Spectrum, Philadelphia, USA, September 13th, 1985)

CD 7
1.       Hungry For Heaven
Bonus Tracks
2.       King of Rock N Roll                           (Live at Spectrum, Philadelphia, USA, September 13th, 1985)
3.       Like the Beat of a Heart                 (Live at Spectrum, Philadelphia, USA, September 13th, 1985)

CD 8
1.       Like the Beat of a Heart                 (Live at Spectrum, Philadelphia, USA, September 13th, 1985)
Bonus Tracks
2.       We Rock                                              (Live at Spectrum, Philadelphia, USA, August 25th, 1984)
3.       Holy Diver                                           (Live at Castle Donington, UK August 20th, 1983)


CD 9
1.       Hide In The Rainbow                    
Bonus Tracks
2.       Hungry For Heaven
3.       Shame On The Night
4.       Egypt (The Chains Are On)

CD 10
1.       I Could Have Been A Dreamer  
Bonus Tracks
2.       Night People
3.       Sunset Superman

CD 11
1.       All The Fools Sailed Away
Bonus Track
2.       Overlove

CD 12
1.       Hey Angel
Bonus Tracks
2.       Why Are They Watching Me
3.       Rock N Roll Children
4.       Mystery

CD 13
1.       Jesus, Mary and the Holy Ghost
Bonus Tracks
2.       Straight Through The Heart
3.       Shame On The Night

CD 14
1.       King Of Rock N Roll                          (Live at Sports Arena, San Diego)
Bonus Tracks
2.       Rainbow In The Dark                      (Live at Sports Arena, San Diego)
3.       Sacred Heart                                      (Live at Sports Arena, San Diego)
4.       Time To Burn
5.       Rock N Roll Children                        (Live at Sports Arena, San Diego)
6.       Long Live Rock N Roll                      (Live at Sports Arena, San Diego)
7.       Man On The Silver Mountain      (Live at Sports Arena, San Diego)
8.       We Rock                                              (Live at Sports Arena, San Diego)

Motorhead: The Complete Early Years Boxed Set


MOTÖRHEAD
THE COMPLETE EARLY YEARS

19TH NOVEMBER 2012

In celebration of over 35 years in the business for Motörhead, Sanctuary/UMC is very excited to officially announce the release of Motörhead’s, The Complete Early Years boxed set. This limited collector’s edition, housed in a unique Motörhead case, is a truly remarkable set, containing eight albums, seven singles and a 7” vinyl.
Also included is a limited edition family tree plus a photo book and collectors guide, making the The Complete Early Years box set a must-have for any Motörhead fan. Excitement has already been growing amongst fans as they have been speculating and discussing the set on sites and forums.

Motörhead’s iconoclastic frontman, Lemmy formed the group following his unceremonious sacking from Hawkwind after an unfortunate narcotics misunderstanding at the Canadian border. Naming his new group after the very last song he wrote for Hawkwind, he quickly went on to invade the UK singles and album charts with the unstoppable Motörhead and their thrilling new genre, known as “speed metal”.

Motörhead enjoyed huge success in the early 1980s with several successful albums: Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades and, in particular, No Sleep Till Hammersmith, which cemented Motörhead’s reputation as one of the UK’s foremost rock bands. The group’s popularity has never waned and their 20th studio album, The Wörld Is Yours, has just been released internationally. Motörhead will be touring the UK throughout November.

MOTÖRHEAD
THE COMPLETE EARLY YEARS (5330804)
Sanctuary/UMC
19TH NOVEMBER 2012

Important New Marc Bolan Biography Published On The Thirty Fifth Anniversary Of His Death

RIDE A WHITE SWAN
The lives and death of
MARC BOLAN
Lesley-Ann Jones
Published by Hodder on 13th September 2012 in hardback and eBook, priced
£19.99

At the peak of his popularity Marc Bolan was outselling Jimi Hendrix and The Who, and yet, relatively little is really known about this hypnotic and enigmatic star. In her new biography, respected music journalist and broadcaster Lesley-Ann Jones is given access to those who knew Bolan best, and paints a vivid and revealing portrait of a legend.

Published to tie in with the 35th anniversary of Marc’s death, and his 65th birthday, Lesley-Ann Jones digs deep into Marc Bolan’s life, and follows him from his childhood growing up in Stoke Newington through his meteoric rise to fame, his descent into a drug-fuelled rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, to his tragic and untimely death. Lesley-Ann interviewed everyone from Marc’s brother Harry Feld and Jeff Dexter, Marc's oldest and closest friend, to his former band mate and last-surviving T-Rex member Bill Legend, his former partner Gloria Jones and his son, Rolan.

Through these interviews Lesley-Ann Jones uncovers fascinating new material on Marc’s and adolescence. During this time his desire to be a star coloured all his actions and relationships, including that with his first manager, Geoffrey Delaroy-Hall, who was probably 15 year-old Marc’s first gay lover and started a pattern of flirtations and affairs with those who could advance his career. Never a man to do things by halves Marc Bolan’s flamboyant love life reads like a film script and epitomizes the swinging sixties he grew up in.

Lesley-Ann also examines his complex relationship with friend and rival David Bowie, and through insights from those in Marc’s circle, in particular Tony Visconti who produced many of both Marc and David’s hits, builds a picture of a relationship founded on mutual liking and respect and tempered through fierce jealousy and competition. Lesley-Ann discovers that despite their ups and downs, Marc and David remained firm friends and were even planning a full-scale collaboration in the lead up to Marc’s death.

Lesley will be talking to Jon Kirkman about Marc Bolan and her new book on Classic Rock radio

Friday, 17 August 2012

Duff Mc Kagan's Loaded ANNOUNCES UK DATES WITH ALICE COOPER &

ANNOUNCES UK DATES WITH ALICE COOPER &
UGLY KID JOE: OCTOBER 2012

“IT’S SO EASY: A PUNK REVIEW” LIVE PERFORMANCE - BASED ON HIS BOOK “IT’S SO EASY: AND OTHER LIES”: 23RD OCTOBER 2012

ALBUM: THE TAKING (OUT NOW)
Duff Mckagan’s Loaded announce a string of UK dates including main support for Alice Cooper and co-headline shows with Ugly Kid Joe in the UK in October 2012.

Also in October, for one night only, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) will introduce Europe to the live performance based on his best-selling memoir “It's So Easy: And Other Lies” (Orion). Duff has already taken this live performance “It’s So Easy: A Punk’s Review” to the USA – but for the first time in Europe, on October 23rd at the Garage in London the audience will see and hear him read excerpts from his explosive autobiography, perform acoustically and end the night with a Q&A: An entertaining and brutally honest insight into the life and adventures of one of rock music’s true performers, this is a show not to be missed.

Duff McKagan's Loaded last album, “The Taking”, can be found on Eagle Rock’s Armoury Records.  This is the band’s third album and the first to feature new drummer Isaac Carpenter.  The rest of the line-up is, of course, Duff McKagan on vocals and rhythm guitar, Mike Squires on lead guitar and BVs and Jeff Rouse on Bass and BVs. The album features 11 new songs, produced by the legendary Terry Date [Slipknot, Soundgarden, Pantera etc].  The result is Loaded’s most accomplished and hard-hitting album to date of which Duff McKagan says, “This is the album I’ve been trying to make for several years.  I’m proud of the songs, the music and the spirit of this record.”

Duff McKagan’s Loaded have forged a reputation as a powerful and exhilarating live show. You can see them live at the following venues in the UK….

Tues 23rd Oct 2012 Garage, London – Rock Stars Say The Funniest Things feat Duff McKagan (live performance)
Wed 24th Oct          Cardiff Arena, Cardiff w/Alice Cooper
Thu 25th Oct            Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton w/Alice Cooper
Fri 26th Oct              C103, Plymouth Co Headline with Ugly Kid Joe
Sat 27th Oct             B.IC, Bournemouth w/Alice Cooper
Sun 28th Oct            Wembley Arena, London w/Alice Cooper
Tue 30th Oct            Royal Centre, Nottingham w/Alice Cooper
Wed 31st Oct           Usher Hall, Edinburgh w/Alice Cooper
Thu 1st Nov             City Hall, Sheffield w/Alice Cooper
Fri 2nd Nov              Limelight, Belfast Ireland Co Headline with Ugly Kid Joe
Sat 3rd Nov              Academy, Dublin Ireland Co Headline with Ugly Kid Joe

Alice Cooper support tickets are available through www.ticketmaster.co.uk  priced £36.50 (+£3.50 booking fee) except London £37.50 (+£4.75 booking fee).
Co-headline tickets are available £18.50 subject to booking fee. Please purchase tickets at www.ents24.com
Rock Stars Say The Funniest Things feat Duff McKagan priced various – starting at £18.50 (subject to booking fee). Available from www.ticketweb.co.uk