News: MIKE PORCARO, DAEVID ALLEN, KISS – Sunday 15 March 2015

Dan Reed - Liverpool, 13 March 2013

News - RIP

RIP – Toto’s Mike Porcaro who had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was bass player in Toto between 1982–2008/2010–2015. In recent years he did not tour due to his illness and the band reformed in 2010 to help raise funds for his ongoing medical treatment.

Gong’s Daevid Allen has passed away shortly after announcing he had six months to live.

News - Album News
Iggy Pop will present a weekly show on Friday nights on BBC6 Music.

Two possible reunions are Oasis, as both Liam and Noel Gallagher are back on speaking terms and My Chemical Romance, who have had parts of their website updated including the tour dates page which asks people to ‘check back soon for details on the upcoming tour’.

Dan Reed releases his new album ‘Transmission’ on March 30th.

Devin Townsend has won the Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year for ‘Z2′ at the 2015 Juno Awards in his native Canada.

The Answer’s ‘Raise A Little Hell’ album debuts at no.44 in the UK album charts this week.

Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler is about to sign with Big Machine Label Group for the release of his upcoming country album. This is due to be recorded this year and likely to be released in early 2016.

Sammy Hagar will release a live recording with his new band the Circle, featuring Jason Bonham and former Van Halen/Chickenfoot member Michael Anthony. It is called ‘At Your Service’ and is released on May 19th.

News - Tours and Gigs

KISS
Sat October 03 PERTH Perth Arena
Tue October 06 ADELAIDE Entertainment Centre
Thu October 08 MELBOURNE Rod Laver Arena
Sat October 10 SYDNEY Allphones Arena
Mon October 12 NEWCASTLE Entertainment Centre
Tue October 13 BRISBANE Entertainment Centre

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
Sun November 29th O2 Academy Brixton

THE OFFSPRING
Tue August 25th MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Wed August 26th O2 Academy Brixton

JACK BRUCE tribute concert includes JOSS STONE, PHIL MANZANERA (ROXY MUSIC), GINGER BAKER, IAN ANDERSON, MARK KING (LEVEL 42), VERNON REID (LIVING COLOUR) plus more TBA
Sat 24th Oct The Roundhosue, London



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.

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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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