News: URIAH HEEP, SLADE, DEF LEPPARD, JON GOMM (August 2020)

URIAH HEEP – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 14 December 2018

News - Album News

Uriah Heep (pictured above) have announced they will start work on their next studio album in February.

Overkill are currently ‘hard at work’ on their next album.

Slade release a new best of, a double CD entitled ‘Cum On Feel The Hitz’ on September 25.

Manowar are working on the ‘Final Battle II’ EP.

Jon Gomm releases his latest album ‘The Faintest Idea’ through KScope on October 16.

When Rivers Meet release their debut album on 20 November.

Toto’s Steve Lukather has finished recording his latest solo album.

Devin Townsend has revealed on his Twitter that he is working on a “weird” album called ‘Lightwork’.

Colosseum have five archive ‘bootleg’ live concert CDs released through Repertoire Records on August 28.

Winger are currently at work on their next album.

Steve Hackett releases ‘Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith’ on 25 September on Inside Out. The 2CD/DVD live recording is taken from last year’s UK tour.

The Pretty Things have released a new single ‘Bright As Blood’ from their upcoming album ‘Bare As Bone, Bright As Blood’ out on 25 September through Madfish Music. An entirely acoustic album, which the band had been working on right up until the sudden and tragic passing of Phil May in May this year.

Black Stone Cherry release their latest album, ‘Human Condition’, on October 30 via the Mascot Label Group.

News - Tours and Gigs

Rescheduled UK & Ireland tour dates (all now 2021 unless stated) :

Gong, Roachford, Robin Trower, Uriah Heep, Van der Graaf Generator,

Upcoming (Gigs – UK)

Rescheduled US & European tour dates (all now 2021 unless stated) :

Def Leppard & ZZ Top, Foo Fighters (US Oct tour cancelled),

Upcoming (USA/ROW)

Download will take place next year betwee June 4-6. Headliners are Kiss, System Of A Down and Biffy Clyro. Other bands confirmed include Korn, Deftones, The Darkness, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Myles Kennedy & Company, Lacuna Coil, The Wildhearts, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Volbeat, Bush, Gojira, Funeral For A Friend and Sepultura.

The Struts, Night Ranger and Steel Panther all have their own headline drive-in shows planned for this month in the US.

Other Stuff

The UK government have postponed live indoor events resuming for a further fortnight at least. These were due to resume on August 1.

‘Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne’ is due to premiere on the US TV network A&E on September 7.

The Clash and Nirvana are amongst the latest artists to get jigsaws (or ‘rocksaws’ as they are known) produced featuring their classic album covers.

Jon Anderson has said in a recent interview he would love for all the surviving members of Yes to reunite for a concert one day.

News - RIP

Director Alan Parker, whose films included Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’

Molly Hatchet guitarist (1974-84) Steve Holland


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Featured Albums w/c 3 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 LIONVILLE Magic Is Alive (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 MAD MAX Stormchild Rising (SPV)
14:00-16:00 MARY COUGHLAN Life Stories (2020)

Power Plays w/c 3 August (Mon-Fri)

SOUTH OF SALEM Cold Day In Hell (indie)
BLACK LESION Sins (indie)
CAROLINE JONES All Of The Boys (Social Family Records)
BLACK SUN Resist (Rockshot Records)
THE JAILBIRDS Dull My Brain (Golden Robot Records)
FROM ASHES TO NEW Scars That I’m Hiding (Better Noise Records)
THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS Spirit Of A Workin’ Man (Mascot)
THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA Apologise (TBOG Music)



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