BLACK SABBATH’S TONY IOMMI AND QUEEN’S BRIAN MAY TO TEAM UP FOR A NEW PROJECT?

iommi:mayBlack Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has plans for riffs album” with Queen guitarist Brian May that would allow fans to build their own songs around the musicians’ unused material.

Word of the project slipped out in an interview May did with Kerrang! magazine. As reported by NME, Iommi asked, “When are we going to get to work on that album of riffs together? You know what I’m talking about.” May replied, “Yes, I do know what he’s talking about, and I’m very, very keen. The record he’s talking about [was] supposed to be a secret, but I guess he’s blown it now.”

May got the idea for the album while visiting Iommi’s studio, where he was struck by the amount of unreleased material the guitarist has amassed over the years.

“I thought it would be great to make a compilation out of them,” May said. “The idea was to put all these riffs out in some form so that people could build their own songs from them. You could make your own music with Tony Iommi on guitar!”

There’s no word on a possible release date, or whether the album will actually happen. Iommi is busy for now working on Black Sabbath’s new album, which will be the band’s first with singer Ozzy Osbourne in 35 years, is due in June.

source: rollingstone.com

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DEF LEPPARD ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP TO BE HELD IN LAS VEGAS IN APRIL

defleppardb&wWhile in Las Vegas for their residency at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel, Def Leppard have reportedly signed on for a special edition of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp that will take place April 4th-7th.

The band will serve as mentors and instructors, guiding campers through their songs as well as general playing and performing techniques.

Def Leppard’s Phil Collen, who along with fellow guitarist Vivian Campbell have participated in previous  Camps, tells Billboard he’s looking forward to putting the group’s stamp on the program.

“It was actually really cool, although I lost my voice the last time,” Collen recalls. “You’d go work with the different bands they have there and it’d be like, ‘Can you sing this?’ It was Pour Some Sugar on Me‘in one room, Fallen in the next room. I came away from there kind of beat-up, actually, but it was actually really fun. So I’m looking forward to that as well. I know what’s in store. I know the hard work the mentors do.”

Collen add it’s the camp’s diversity that he found most appealing. “It was like that Bruce Lee movie, Game of Death. There were literally 10 different rooms, and each one you’d go into was very different. Ronnie Montrose would treat it in a different way than George Lynch. That was really the exciting part for me.”

Read more at Billboard.


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DIO’S “DREAM EVIL” DELUXE EDITION TO BE RELEASED MARCH 4TH

diodevilhorns400Universal will release the deluxe edition of Dio’s Dream Evil album on March 4th.

Dream Evil is Dios fourth album and was originally released on July 21st, 1987. It features former Rough Cutt members Craig Goldy and Claude Schnell and was drummer Vinny Appice’s last album with the singer. The record  includes the singles All The Fools Sailed Away and I Could Have Been a Dreamer.

This new 2-CD deluxe edition comes with a bonus disc contains other tracks from the band’s triumphant show at Monsters Of Rock. .

Disc One

1. Night People
2. Dream Evil
3. Sunset Superman
4. All The Fools Sailed Away
5. Naked In The Rain
6. Overlove
7. I Could Have Been A Dreamer
8. Faces In A Window
9. When A Woman Cries

Disc Two

1. Hide In The Rainbow (Dio EP)
2. I Could Have Been A Dreamer (Single Edit)
3. Dream Evil (Castle Donington – 22/08/87)
4. Neon Nights
5. Naked In The Rain
6. Rock N Roll Children
7. Long Live Rock N Roll
8. The Last In Line
9. Holy Diver
10. Heaven And Hell
11. Man On The Silver Mountain
12. All The Fools Sailed Away
13. The Last In Line (Reprise)
14. Rainbow In The Dark

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Y&T’S DAVE MENIKETTI MAKES A GUEST APPEARANCE OF GEOFF TATE’S NEW QUEENSRYCHE CD

tatemenikettiY&T frontman Dave Meniketti has recorded a guest appearance on the new album from the Geoff Tate version of Queensryche, due later in the year through Cleopatra Records.

Other musicians that appear on the album will be former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing , King’s X guitarist Ty Tabor, Night Ranger guitarist Brad Gillis and Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer, who used to be in the band, but was replaced by Simon Wright.

Tabor said, “I’m very happy that Geoff considered me for this record. It will be great to play with all of these great musicians.”

Starting in early April, Tate’s Queensryche will be hitting the road to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band’s epic 1988 release, Operation: Mindcrime, performing all of the songs from the album along with other well-known hits and rarities from the catalog they’ve compiled over the past 30 years.

“I try to surround myself with the best players available and feel our longtime fans deserve nothing less,” says Tate. “I expect the forthcoming effort to be one of our best yet.”

additional source: blabbermouth.net

 

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WHITESNAKE TO RELEASE NEW DVD/LIVE CD PACKAGE “MADE IN JAPAN” IN APRIL

WhitsnakeJapanFrontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of legendary rock band Whitesnake’s new DVD/live CD package, Made In Japan.

Made In Japan is set for release on April 19th in Europe (22nd in the UK) and April 23rd in North America and will be available in several formats: a deluxe 2CD/DVD edition, Blu-ray and a standalone DVD.  The performance footage is shot in stunning HD in 5.1 and stereo and is taken from Whitesnake’s co-headlining set at the “Loud Park” festival on October 11th, 2011 held at Saitama Super Arena in Japan during their Forevermore World Tour.  The performance was initially recorded only for Japanese TV and future Loud Park promotions, but after three songs were broadcasted on a Loud Park highlights program in Japan, Whitesnake received unprecedented requests for this performance to be made available to the general public.

Made In Japan contains songs from Whitesnake’s most recent studio album, Forevermore, as well as classic hits such as Is This Love, Still Of The Night and Here I Go Again.  The bonus CD also includes never-before-heard outtakes and acoustic versions of material from the award winning Forevermore album that were recorded during soundchecks on the 2011 Japanese tour.. Additional DVD content includes various band photo slideshows and fan-shot videos.  Please see below for the full content listing.

Musicians on MADE IN JAPAN include David Coverdale (vocals), Doug Aldrich (guitars), Reb Beach (guitars), Michael Devin (bass), Brian Tichy (drums) and special guest Brian Ruedy (keyboards).

Made In Japan track listing:

Cd1:

Best Years
Give Me All Your Love Tonight
Love Ain’t No Stranger
Is This Love
Steal Your Heart Away
Forevermore
Six String Showdown
Love Will Set You Free
Drum Solo
Fool For Your Loving
Here I Go Again
Still Of The Night

Cd 2 – Soundcheck:

Love Will Set You Free;
Steal Your Heart Away
Fare Thee Well (Acoustic Version)
One Of These Days (Acoustic Version)
Lay Down Your Love
Evil Ways
Good To Be Bad (Acoustic Version)
Tell Me How (Acoustic Version)

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ROCKLAHOMA ANNOUNCE 2013 LINE UP

Rocklahoma 2013 admatRocklahoma have announced their 2013 line up.

Some of the bands scheduled to appear include Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Cheap Trick, Ratt, Dokken, among others.

The festival is scheduled to take place in Pryor, Oklahoma from May 25th-May 26th.

General admission and VIP packages for Rocklahoma go on sale Friday, February 22nd, at 10 a.m. CST. Access to the Rocklahoma internet pre-sale, which will take place Wednesday, February 20th, at 10 a.m. CST through Thursday, February 21, at 10 p.m. CST, visit rocklahoma.com and sign up to receive the Rocklahoma newsletter. Fans save by buying early, as ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks.

Camping tickets may be purchased by calling the Rocklahoma Camping Office at (866) 310-2288 or emailing info@feverfest.com. Campgrounds open on Sunday, May 19th, and will remain open through Tuesday, May 28th.

“We’ve waited seven years, and we’re finally bringing the No. 1 most requested band by the fans to Rocklahoma, the one and only Guns N’ Roses! Couple that with the undisputed legacy of Alice In Chains, the unforgettable live spectacle of Korn and the hits of Bush, and we’re in store for a truly legendary weekend,” comments Joe Litvag, executive producer of Rocklahoma for AEG Live.

Rocklahoma is just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes onsite camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and more.

For more information, and to purchase packages, please visit www.rocklahoma.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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