News: DIO, EDGAR FROESE, JOE LYNN TURNER – Monday 26th January 2015

Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream

News - RIP

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese has died at the age of 70.

A statement reads: “On January 20th, Tuesday afternoon, Edgar Froese suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from the effects of a pulmonary embolism in Vienna. The sadness in our hearts is immense.

“Edgar once said, ‘There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address.’ Edgar, this is a little comfort to us.”

2007 interview with Edgar Froese

News - Album News

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund is planning a weekend of activities and fundraising in Los Angeles to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the singer’s untimely death from cancer on May 16th 2010. The weekend will include a public memorial service, as well as a celebrity bowling tournament and the inaugural ‘Ride For Ronnie’ motorcycle ride and barbecue.

Blues Pills release ‘Blues Pills Live’ as a limited edition on March 20th via Nuclear Blast.

Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, the band which morphed into Yes in 1968, have reunited and will release a new album, ‘A New Way Of Life’ on March 9th. The group was founded in 1966 by guitarist and vocalist Clive Bayley, drummer Bob Hagger and bassist Paul Rutledge.  The new line-up features Clive Bayley, Bob Hagger, Tony Kaye (ex-Yes), Billy Sherwood (ex-Yes) and Hugo Barre.

Steve Hackett releases his new album ‘Wolflight’ on March 30th.

Fotheringay have a the 4-disc box set (DVD/3CD), ‘Nothing More: The Collected Fotheringay’, released on March 30th via Universal Music.

Paradise Lost release their new album, ‘The Plague Within’ on June 1st through Century Media Records.

News - Tours and Gigs

(April dates are acoustic)
Wednesday 1st April Bannerman’s Bar – Edinburgh
Friday 3rd April The Moorings Bar – Aberdeen
Saturday 4th April Voodoo – Belfast
Sunday 5th April Borderline – London
Tuesday 7 th April The Live Rooms – Chester
Wednesday 8th April The Diamond – Sutton-in-Ashfield
Thursday 9th April Iron Road – Evesham
Sunday 26th July Rewind Festival – Perth
Saturday 22nd August Rewind Festival – Henley-on-Thames

The Black Keys have cancelled all their upcoming European tour dates, as have Linkin Park who had just started a UK run of dates.

Ten has been confirmed as the headliner of this year’s Wildlife Festival, set to take place June 26th-28th, 2015 at Winston Lodge, Biggar,South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The festival will feature performances from the following bands: Tygers Of Pan Tang, Coldspell, Holocaust, Estrella and more.

April 15 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
April 16 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
April 17 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
April 19/20 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
April 23/24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
April 25 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
May 07 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 08 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
May 09 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 11 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
May 13/14 – New York, NY – Webster Hall


The latest Facebook Live session from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk was streamed on Sunday 22 November.

More about Josh:

David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 15 November 2020.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 17 November 2020

Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio…
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Featured Albums w/c 23 November (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 JEFF SCOTT SOTO Wide Awake (In My Dreamland) (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 LAZARUS DREAM Alive (Pride & Joy Music)
14:00-16:00 RONAN FURLONG The King Of Leaves (Thoroughbred Music)

Power Plays w/c 23 November (Mon-Fri)

L.A. GUNS All That You Are (Golden Robot Records)
THE DUST CODA Limbo Man (Earache)
IRON SAVIOR Souleater (AFM Records)
IVY GOLD This Is My Time (indie)

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