News: FOO FIGHTERS, RAINBREAKERS, KISS, JOHN SYKES (January 2021)

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News - Album News

Foo Fighters have released a new song ‘No Son Of Mine’ taken from their upcoming album ‘Medicine at Midnight’, out February 5 on Roswell Records/Columbia Records.

John Sykes (ex-Blue Murder, Whitesnake) released a new song ‘Dawning Of A Brand New Day’ on New Years Day. His long delayed new solo album is pencilled in for release this year.

H.E.A.T. plan to record and release a new album this year. Their first with returning vocalist Kenny Leckremo.

Rainbreakers (pictured above) release a new single ‘Ashes’ on 26 February which will be made available on 7″ vinyl this month ahead of the official release date. It will be signed by the band and limited to 500 copies.

Lazuli have announced they are working on a new album which will feature acoustic re-recordings of material from their back catalogue.

Osibisa release their first album of new material in two decades. Entitled ‘New Dawn’ it is released on April 9 via Marquee Records.

Elton John and Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer Chad Smith guest on the upcoming Metallica covers album by Miley Cyrus.

Cosmograf will release their latest album Rattrapante’ through Gravity Dream Music on March 26.

Finnish rockers Rust ‘N’ Rage have signed to Frontiers who will release the band’s new album later this year.

‘Shake Your Money Maker’ by The Black Crowes gets a 30th anniversary box set treatment which is out on 26 February 2021 via UMe/American Recordings.

Gary Numan releases his new album ‘Intruder’ on May 21.

Iotunn will release their new album, ‘Access All Worlds’, via Metal Blade Records on February 26.

Black Sabbath’s ‘Heaven And Hell’ and ‘Mob Rules’ albums will be reissued as 2CD/2LP deluxe versions on March 5.

Heart’s Ann Wilson (pictured) releases a new single ‘Tender Heart’ on January 22.

Japan’s ‘Quiet Life’ album gets a vinyl and 3CD reissue on Macrh 5 via BMG.

Joanna Connor releases her 14th album ‘4801 South Indiana Avenue’ on Joe Bonamassa’s new independent blues record label Keeping The Blues Alive on February 26.

Paul Stanley and Soul Station release their debut album ‘Now And Then’ on March 5 via Universal.

Bryan Adams is currently putting the finishing touches to his new album, the bulk of which was recorded back in November last year.

Eden’s Curse have reformed and have started work on their next album, the band’s sixth.

Big Country will release a covers album as their next release and then plan to record a new studio album once the pandemic restrictions ease.

Midnite City release their new album ‘Itch You Can’t Scatch’ on May 28.

Kayak release their new album ‘Out Of This World’ on May 7 via Inside Out.

Vio-Lence have started recording their first new material in over thirty years. They plan to release an EP in the summer via Metal Blade Records.

News - Tours and Gigs

Rescheduled UK & Ireland tour dates:

Clannad (Mar 2021 to Nov 2021), the Dandy Warhols (Mar 2021 postponed), Dead Can Dance (Apr 2021 postponed), Genesis (Apr 2021 to Sep/Oct 2021), Gotthard (Apr 2021 cancelled), Wilko Johnson (Feb/Mar 2021 to Feb/Mar 2022), Kingdom Of Madness (Mar 2021 to Nov/Dec 2021), Avril Lavinge (Mar/Apr postponed), Squeeze (London Feb 2021 cancelled), Stone Broken (Apr 2021 to Jan/Feb 2022), the Stranglers (Mar/Apr 2021 to Jan/Feb 2022), Teenage Fanclub (Apr 2021 to Apr 2022), Suzanne Vega (Feb 2021 to Feb 2022),

Upcoming (Gigs – UK)

Rescheduled US & European tour dates:

The Dandy Warhols (Mar 2021 postponed), Thundermother (2020 to Feb/Mar 2021),

Upcoming (USA/ROW)

An all-star lineup of artists is set to honour David Bowie during the virtual concert event ‘A Bowie Celebration: Just for One Day!’ on January 8. Artists taking part include Duran Duran, Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Adam Lambert, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Peter Frampton, Rick Wakeman and more. The event is produced by Bowie’s former pianist Mike Garson. Tickets are available now, with a portion of the proceeds going to Save the Children.

This year’s Glastonbury festival has been cancelled for the second year runnign due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

Solstice, The Far Meadow, 25 Yard Screamer, This Winter Machine, IT, Rain, warmrain and more set for Prog For Peart, a charity concert in memory of Rush drummer Neil Peart. It takes place at the Northcourt, a 200 capacity venue in Abingdon, Oxfordshire on Friday 2 July and Saturday 3 July.

Midge Ure has announced a large UK tour for early 2022.

Other Stuff

KISS‘s New Year’s Eve performance in Dubai broke Guinness world records for highest flame projection in a music concert and for most flame projections launched simultaneously in a music concert – 73 in total.

Def Leppard will unlock their personally curated online museum, The Def Leppard Vault, on Wednesday 13 January.

Hunter & The Bear have changed their name to Daytime TV and have UK dates lined-up for May/June.

Nightwish bassist and co-vocalist Marko Hietala has announced that he has resigned from the band after twenty years with them. The band have announced a session bassist will take his place for the band’s live plans for later this year.

Johnny Kelly is the new drummer in Quiet Riot who plan to release new music.

The Kinks ‘The Moneygoround – One Man Show Live Stream’ will be available to watch as a one-time broadcast on YouTube January 29 at 8pm GMT

Drummer Deen Castronovo has left the Dead Daisies and his replacement is Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath).

News - RIP

Gerry Marsden, lead singer of Gerry & the Pacemakers

Clay Anthony former bassist with Junkyard

Mick Bolton pianist with Mott the Hoople, Paul Brady & Dexy’s Midnight Runners

Children Of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho

Marsha Zazula, who co-founded Megaforce Records in 1983 with her husband Jon (a.k.a. Jonny Z)

Vanilla Fudge and Cactus bassist Tim Bogert

New York Dolls guitarist Slyvain Slyvain

Music producer Phil Spector, famous for his ‘Spector Wall of Sound’


The latest Facebook Live session from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk Sunday 21 March 16:00 EST, 21:00 GMT

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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 14 March 2021 and includes the Top 10 albums at www.getreadytorock.com for that week.

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 23 March 2021.


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