News: BONFIRE, THE PRODIGY, MICHAEL SCHENKER – Monday 12 January 2015

News - RIP

Bassist Tim Drummond who played with Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young has died at the age of 74.

News - Album News

Bonfire and vocalist Claus Lessmann have separated after nearly 30 years. The band will carry on with founder Hans Ziller being joined by vocalist David Reece (ex-Accept), keyboards player Paul Morris (ex-Rainbow), bassist Ronnie Parkes and long-standing drummer Harry Reischman. A second guitarist is still being sought and currently the band are in the studio working on a new album with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio.

James Christian has been singing the praises on Facebook of the upcoming House Of Lords album which is due in the first half of this year.

Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock have announced that their new album, ‘Spirit On A Mission’ will be released in March 23rd. This will be preceded by the single ‘Vigilante Man’, out on January 19th.

Idlewild release their new album, ‘Everything Ever Written’ on February 9th.

Stone Temple Pilots have started work on a new album, their first full album to feature Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington on vocals.

A January 12th appearance by the current lineup of Little River Band on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ was pulled after protests from original members including Glenn Shorrock.

News - Tours and Gigs

THE PRODIGY
Mon May 04 O2 Academy Newcastle
Tue May 05 BRIDLINGTON Spa
Thu May 07 O2 Academy Birmingham
Fri May 08 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Sat May 09 BLACKPOOL Empress Ballroom
Sun May 11 READING Rivermead
Sat May 12 BRIGHTON Centre
Mon May 14 BOURNEMOUTH International Centre
Tue/Wed May 15/16 LONDON Alexandra Palace

MORRISSEY
Fri March 13 NOTTINGHAM Capital FM Arena
Sat March 14 BOURNEMOUTH International Centre
Wed March 18 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Fri March 20 LEEDS first direct Arena
Sat March 21 GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Fri March 27 BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena

PICTUREHOUSE
February 26th London, Surya
February 28th Glasgow, Oran Mor

The Acoustic Festival of Britain (Friday 19th-Sunday 21st June at Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffordshire) has added more acts including:
From The Jam, Hazel O’Connor, Mark Radcliffe, Jo Harman, Rodney Branigan, The Outcast Band



On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.

Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio…
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Power Plays w/c 5 August (Mon-Fri)

COCO MONTOYA I Wouldn’t Wanna Be You (Alligator)
SKYFEVER Burning Hands (OTI Records)
HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE High Shoulders Everywhere (indie)
MICHAEL J BOLTON Trans Lunar Injection (Market Square)

Featured Albums w/c 5 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 STRANDED New Dawn (Escape Music)
12:00-13:00 HOLLOW HAZE Between Wild Landscapes And Deep Blue Sea (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 SESSION AMERICANA North East (indie)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

BRIAN ROBERTSON – Diamonds And Dirt (2011)



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