News: JOE BOUCHARD, SLASH, SEX PISTOLS, (May 2022)

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News - Album News

Alter Bridge release their latest album ‘Pawns & Kings’ on October 14 via Napalm Records.

Blackhawk release a new album, ‘Blue Highway’, on June 24. It features songs that were planned for the band’s debut back in 1992 but were never released at the time.

Former Blue Oyster Cult member Joe Bouchard releases his new album ‘American Rocker’ on June 3 via Rockheart Records/Deko Entertainment. His brother Albert also appears on the album.

Cradle Of Filth have signed with Napalm Records, after releasing three albums on Nuclear Blast. The band have recently parted ways with guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist Anabelle Iratni.

Dim Gray release their new album ‘Firmament’ via English Electric Recordings on Sep 2.

Five Finger Death Punch release their latest album ‘AfterLife’ on August 19.

Generation Radio have signed with Frontiers , who will release the band’s debut album later this year. The line-up consists of Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts), Jason Scheff (ex-Chicago),  Deen Castronovo (Journey) and guitarists Chris Rodriguez & Tom Yankton

Sammy Hagar & the Circle will release their new album ‘Crazy Times’ later this year.

King’s X have completed work on their new album – their first in fourteen years – and it will be released by InsideOut on Sep 2.

Kula Shaker release a double album ’1st Congregational Church Of Eternal Love And Free Hugs’ on 10 June.

John Norum releases his latest album ‘Gone To Stay’ later this year.

Orianthi releases ‘Live From Hollywood’ on July 15 via Frontiers.

Spike is writing and planning a new album with fellow Quireboys founding member Guy Bailey. Spike is set to announce a new Quireboys line-up fshortly.

ABKCO Records will release The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1966′ on June 10 in celebration of the group’s 60th anniversary this year.

Sex Pistols re-release ‘God Save The Queen’ for the platinum jubilee. The single is out on May 27.

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators will release ‘Live At Studios 60′, their first-ever double live LP, for Record Store Day on June 18.

Jeff Scott Soto says that his project with David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth) will release a full-length album later this year.

Soulfly will release their twelfth album, ‘Totem’, on August 5 via Nuclear Blast.

Ozric Tentacles frontman Ed Wynne has announced that he will release his second solo album, ‘Tumbling Through The Floativerse’, through Kscope Records on July 15.

News - Tours and Gigs

Newly announced UK tours (2022 unless stated):

Joe Bouchard, The Quireboys, Rammstein,

Upcoming (Gigs – UK)

Newly announced US & European tours (2022 unless stated):

The Cult (US), the Drakness (Aus & NZ), Jackyl (US), Memphis May Fire (US), Rammstein (Eur), Scorpions + Whitesnake (US), Smashing Pumpkins + Janes’s Addiction (US), Steel Panther (Eur), Wilco (US),

Upcoming (USA/ROW)

UK Festivals 2022

Rescheduled & cancelled tours:

The Alarm (UK & Eur May-Jul postponed), Lindsey Buckingham (UK postponed), Billy Idol (UK dates Jun to Oct 22),

Elles Bailey will join Walter Trout at his shows in Chester, Buxton, Brighton, London, Holmfirth, Bury St. Edmunds and Frome, while Mollie Marriott supports in Southampton.

Other Stuff

A new documentary about Brian Eno is in the works, directed by Gary Hustwit.

Judas Priest will be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, along with Pat Benatar, Carly Simon, Eurythmics & Duran Duran.

Original guitarist Amen has left Lordi after over twenty five years in the band.

Porcupine Tree has announced the addition of guitarist Randy McStine and bassist Nate Navarro (Devin Townsend) to the band’s touring line-up.

A sequel to ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ has been announced and it will be released in March 2024 on the 40th anniversary of the original film’s release. Directed by Rob Reiner (who will reprise his role as filmmaker Marty DiBergi) and starring Michael McKean as singer David St. Hubbins, Harry Shearer as bassist Derek Smalls and Christopher Guest as guitarist Nigel Tufnel.

News - RIP

Ric Parnell, who played Mick Shrimpton, the drummer of Spinal Tap & was a member of Atomic Rooster

Ray Fenwick, guitarist with Spencer Davis Group and Ian Gillan Band.

Music PR and manager Roland Hyams who worked with the likes of Motorhead, Magnum & the SPV label

Trevor Strnad, vocalist with Black Dahlia Murder





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Power Plays w/c 16 May 2022 (Mon-Fri)
FLOYA The Hymn (Arising Empire)
VEXES The Dream Disease (indie)
NEAR DUSK The Way It Goes (Iron Head Records)
IN SEARCH OF SUN Make Me Crazy (indie)
WALLNER VAIN Deceive Her (indie)
FIGHT THE FADE Where You Go I Go (FiXT)
MARATON Non-Euclidean Heart (Indie Recordings)

Featured Albums w/c 16 May (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 TERRA NOVA Ring That Bell (Lion Music)
12:00-13:00 FOZZY Boombox (Mascot)
14:00-16:00 MICHAEL McDERMOTT St.Paul’s Boulevard (Pauper Sky Records)



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