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Ritchie Blackmore talks about the band’s upcoming album in Fireworks Magazine’s latest cover story. The interview features on Issue 71, out September 2015.
There is an excellent tribute in the current issue of PROG Magazine to Chris Squire, bass player with YES who sadly passed away on 27th June after a short illness. PROG is out now, make sure you read it!
STEVE HACKETT Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Voyage to the Acolyte with his ACOLYTE to WOLFLIGHT with Genesis REVISITED TOUR
Steve Hackett will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of his solo career with old and new UK fans, in his 19 date ACOLYTE TO WOLFLIGHT with Genesis REVISITED TOUR in October.
Ticket holders will have a chance to revisit the legendary guitarist’s discography from the early Voyage of the Acolyte to latest release Wolflight, plus a set of Genesis classics rarely performed live.
ANDERSONPONTY BAND FEATURING MUSIC ICONS JON ANDERSON & JEAN LUC PONTY TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “BETTER LATE THAN NEVER” ON SEPTEMBER 25TH THROUGH earMUSIC
Music icons Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty, aka the AndersonPonty Band, have announced the release of “Better Late Than Never” on 25th September. The new studio album is taken from a live performance and enhanced with innovative production; it will also include a bonus DVD featuring performances captured in September 2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado.
Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night’s top folk-rock act Blackmore’s Night will release its tenth studio album on September 18, 2015. Titled ALL OUR YESTERDAYS, the record will be available on Frontiers Music SRL in several assorted formats.
Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre goes back to his roots of steel strings and electric guitars for his sixth and most important solo album to date. Back To Steel celebrates the guitarist’s 50-year career and will be released on 18th September.
Chris Norman has announce a brand new solo album after 40 years from launching his career with Smokie. Entitled Crossover, Norman’s multi-influenced record will be out on September 18th through Solo Sound Records.
STEVE HACKETT TO REISSUE COLLECTION OF EARLY RECORDINGS ‘PREMONITIONS – The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983’
Prog pioneer Steve Hackett has announced the release of ‘Premonitions – The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983’, a deluxe boxset featuring 10 CDs and 4 DVDs from the early days of the ex Genesis’ solo career.
Like the upcoming ‘Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited Tour’, ‘Premonitions’ celebrates the landmark 40th anniversary of Hackett’s first solo album, ‘Voyage of the Acolyte’.
Prominent singer/songwriter and producer Chris Braide was joined by The Producers drummer Ash Soan and bass player Lee Pomeroy for his new exciting project ‘This Oceanic Feeling’.
The trio announced their debut album ‘Universal Mind’ to be released on July 17th via Cherry Red Records.
“SAVE ME NOW” NEW VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE FROM BILLY IDOL’s ‘KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND’ ALBUM OUT TODAY
Legendary rocker Billy Idol premieres video for his new single “Save Me Now”, taken from acclaimed latest album “Kings & Queens Of The Underground”.
Idol also announced more dates for his upcoming European Tour
A video interview with Steve Hackett has been released on YouTube. In the clip, Hackett discusses the title track for upcoming album ‘Wolflight’ and the ideas behind it.
A lyric video for the track ‘The Wheel’s Turning’ was also recently released.
Billy Idol new single, Save Me Now, out on 13th April has been added to the BBC Radio 2 playlist – see here http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/playlist The track is taken from Kings and Queens of the Underground which came out last year.
Ian Anderson has announced six UK dates for his 2015 tour ‘Jethro Tull – The Rock Opera’.
The show tells the story of the original Jethro Tull, the agricultural character after which the band was named.
Roine Stolt of Flower Kings glory has been announced as the latest addition to Steve Hackett’s line up for his Acolyte to Wolflight Tour with Genesis Revisited.
The multi-talented guitarist will play bass and twelve string, occasionally also joining Steve on guitar.
Moody Blues’ John Lodge has announced the release of a brand new studio album, “10,000 Light Years Ago”.
The record, Lodge’s second solo LP, will be out 4th March on Esoteric Antenna.
Mabel Greer’s Toyshop have applied for a Guinness World Record for longest time between a band’s formation and their debut album. When New Way Of Life is released on 9th March it will be 49 years since the band got together.
Catch Howard Jones on Lorraine on ITV at 9.00am on Thursday 19th February talking about his new Project Engage.
HOWARD JONES TO LAUNCH REVOLUTIONARY APP TO COINCIDE WITH LIVE MULTIMEDIA ENGAGE SHOW AT INDIGO AT THE O2 ON FRIDAY 20TH FEBRUARY
Howard Jones in collaboration with Spacestream.com has developed a brand new smartphone app to enhance the experience of fans who will attend his new Engage show in London and LA.
The app will allow the audience to feel like they’re part of the show, interacting on a whole new sensory level.
Mabel Greer’s Toyshop have released exclusive video footage for their track “Electric Funeral”.
Their reunion album “New Way of Life” featuring the song will be out on 9th March.
Jimmy Somerville will be releasing new album “Homage” on 9th March 2015.
The record, a tribute to the disco genre, features Jimmy’s interpretations of 12 songs that inspired his work.
Marc Almond has enthusiastically announced the release of a new album of original material on 9th March.
The record, entitled ‘The Velvet Trail’, is the result of Marc’s collaboration with LA producer and fan Chris Braide.
Guitar pioneer Steve Hackett has announced the release of new album “Wolflight” for March 30th.
The new record is Steve’s first original work since “Beyond The Shrouded Horizon” in 2011.
With Nigel Glocker finally on the mend, NWOBHM legends Saxon have rescheduled the tour dates they were forced to postpone in December.
The band will perform the five shows in February, with Sven Dirkschneider filling in for the drummer who’s still on the mend.
SLAM CARTEL ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR BRAND NEW DOUBLE A SIDE SINGLE VANISHING WORLDS/HYPNOTISED
Slam Cartel have announced the release of new double A-side single “Vanishing World/Hypnotized”. The tracks, debuted on the 2014 Vanishing Worlds Tour, are already a favourite with critics and fans.
A 2015 UK tour will be announced soon.
HOWARD JONES’ MULTIMEDIA PROJECT ENGAGE OUT ON INTERACTIVE CD/DVD/BOOK FORMAT IN MARCH 2015 – LONDON LIVE PERFORMANCE TO CELEBRATE LAUNCH ON 20th FEBRUARY AT THE INDIGO AT THE O2
Following a successful Pledge campaign, Howard Jones has announced the release of his multimedia project “Engage” on interactive CD/DVD Format on 9th March.
The launch will be celebrated with a one-off show at the Indigo at the O2 in London on 20th February.