Thursday 30 October 2014

Asia Currently In The Midst Of A UK Tour 
Make The Lists For Potential Grammy Nominations 2015

 ASIA and its critically acclaimed GRAVITAS album have made the lists to be considered for a possible Grammy nomination in  5 categories. The final Grammy nominations in each category will be announced December 5th. 

The Band, currently in the middle of a UK tour released their latest album Gravitas earlier this year will be considered for nomination in the following categories 


The band who formed in 1982 and launched with the self titled multi platinum album recorded Gravitas in late 2013 with new guitarist Sam Coulson. Sam joined founder members Geoff Downes, Carl Palmer and John Wetton following the departure of Steve Howe in late 2012. Gravitas is the first album for Sam Coulson with Asia

Classic Rock Radio wishes the band and their management QEDG Management Good luck in the final consideration.

Catch the band on their UK Tour Dates Below

Tuesday 28 October 2014

with Special Guests -somevelvetmorning1linesmall

FRI, 21ST NOVEMBER: LONDON -  Bush Hall , 310 Uxbridge Rd, London W12 7LJ
020 8222 6955 £17.50 

Show trailer here -

50 years ago, an album was released that history has rightly viewed as seminal – alongside others such as The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’, Robert Johnson’s ‘King Of The Delta Blues’, ‘Pet Sounds’, Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars’ and Elvis Presley’s debut. That album was – and is – ‘Five Live Yardbirds’.

An album that influenced a generation with its spirit and virtuosity, those same sensations will be summoned up at Bush Hall on November 21st, when THE YARDBIRDS return to London, along with their Special Guests, SOME VELVET MORNING.
“Some Velvet Morning are a promising young band with great songs and catchy riffs.   We look forward to sharing the stage with them at Bush Hall’ - Jim McCarty.

Some Velvet Morning first came to the attention of the music press with their 2007 debut album, Silence Will Kill You which was nominated for XFM Album of the Year. Following radio success in the UK and France, ‘How To Start A Revolution’, taken from the band’s second album, Allies, recently featured in Irvine Welsh’s Filth and is set to appear as the main title for a new feature Two Days In the Smoke, starring Matt Di’Angelo from BBC’s Hustle.

“It is a real pleasure to be working with one of my favourite bands from the Sixties, The Yardbirds.  Not many bands can say they provided the breeding ground for talent as large as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.  We look forward to the Bush Hall show and hearing those great hits again – Heart Full Of Soul, For Your Love, Shapes Of Things….a long list."  Rob Flanagan, Some Velvet Morning.

By now, everyone knows the Yardbirds legend, if not their music; the band graduated three of the great Ph.D.s of rock guitar: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. They created hard rock out of standard twelve-bar blues, doubling the tempos and whacking the amps up to ten. On the British club scene, The Yardbirds, The Animals, and the Rolling Stones ruled the stages.
The Yardbirds, perhaps more than any other group, brought guitar pyrotechnics to rock & roll in the 1960s. By introducing Clapton, Beck and Page to the world, and giving them plenty of space to create, the band set the template not only for Cream, the Jeff Beck Group and Led Zeppelin (whose original moniker was the New Yardbirds), but for virtually every rock group featuring distortion, feedback and in-your-face electric-guitar virtuosity.

Three years after their 1992 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Yardbirds reformed around original members Jim McCarty & Chris Dreja, but they chose to stay below the radar, tweaking their line up and working up material. The result was the release of their first new studio recording since 1967’s Little Games, entitled ‘Birdland’ in 2003. Which was then followed by ‘Live at BB King’s’ in 2007.

In 2011 health issues forced Chris Dreja to take the difficult decision to stop playing live & the band continued touring Canada & the USA as a 4 piece with Jim McCarty (drums, vocals) Ben King (lead Guitar) Andy Mitchell (lead vocal, harmonica, Bongos, acoustic guitar) Dave Smale (bass)

In early 2013 Jim McCarty met up with the first Yardbirds lead guitar player ‘Top’Topham, now a constant in the band.
This year also see the DVD of a live performance by the current line up entitled ‘Making Tracks’ (Weinerworld) it features performances of the bands best known hits including: For Your Love, Heart full of Soul, Happenings Ten Years Time Ago, Over Under Sideways Down, Shapes of Things.


This set brings together It Bites’ complete output for Virgin, including rare B-sides and live tracks. All the tracks have been digitally remastered and the set comes complete with new artwork and liner notes by respected rock journalist, Malcolm Dome.
Although the band continues to tour and record, some of the tracks here have not seen the light of day for a number of years.

It Bites Burst Out Of Cumbria in 1986 with the massive hit single Calling All The Heroes. The band included Francis Dunnery (Vocals/Guitar), Bob Dalton (Drums), Dick Nolan (Bass) and John Beck (Keyboards). The band were not just your average "Pop Sensation" and digging a little deeper on the bands albums you found a great rock band. During the years 1986-1991 the band released three studio albums Big Lad In The Windmill (1986), Once Around The World (1988) and Eat Me In St Louis (1989). They also released a live album just before splitting Thank You And Goodnight (1991)
After the split Francis Dunnery embarked on a solo career punctuated for a time in the nineties by work with Robert Plant in his band.

Since then the band have re formed with guitarist John Mitchell replacing Francis Dunnery and Dick Nolan replaced firstly by Lee Pomeroy and latterly by Nathan King

The albums and music contained within this excellent boxed set however really does capture the original line up at their very best 


Black Veil Brides have announced their most intimate ever London show at The Garage on Friday the 13th March 2015.  Tickets for this show will go on sale on Wednesday 29th October @ 9am and are sure to sell out very quickly! Tickets are priced at £25 and will be available from the following website:

The band have just released their new, self-titled fourth album via Lava Records/Island Records and it’s currently riding high in the iTunes charts.  Exlcuisve merch bundles are now available via the band’s website:

The album is also available via iTunes at

The new album was produced by studio-legend Bob Rock, known for producing some of rock’s most successful albums including Metallica’s Black Album and Motley Crüe’s Dr. Feelgood.

Black Veil Brides have recently completed a UK tour in support of their new album - The Black Mass 2014 headline tour kicked off on October 3rd in Cardiff and ran through to mid-October. The trek made stops in London, Glasgow and  Manchester to name a few before it wrapped up on October 17th in Leeds.  The band are currently on the US leg of The Black Mass headline tour  with support coming from Falling In Reverse, Set It Off and Drama Club.

Black Veil Brides have been continually building momentum and expanding their ever-growing “BVB Army” since the release of their first album We Stitch These Wounds. The debut song “Knives And Pens” has been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube. The band has also released the critically-acclaimed albums Set The World On Fire and Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones respectively. Their last release landed at #7 on the Billboard 200 selling over 42,000 copies its first week and soared to the #1 Spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart.  Black Veil Brides recently won an award at the inaugural Alternative Press Music Award in Cleveland for Most Dedicated Fans. This award goes alongside their numerous Kerrang awards and three Revolver Golden God Awards. 

Black Veil Brides is Andy Biersack (vocals), Jake Pitts (guitars), Jinxx (guitars/violin), Ashley Purdy (bass) and Christian “CC” Coma (drums).

New Music from Classic Rockers
Musician: Neal Smith (original Alice Cooper drummer)

 KillSmith & The Greenfire Empire 

(2014 Kachina Records)

I've been familiar with Neal Smith since the 1970's, ever since I got turned on to Alice Cooper. I'm guessing around 1972, when their song 'School's Out' was first released. Stayed a fan until the dismissal of the group. With Alice deciding to keep his solo career afloat after the huge success of his first solo record, Welcome To My Nightmare (1975), the rest of the guys in the Cooper band saw themselves no longer with a lead singer. It was the end of Alice Cooper, the band. Ends up I lost interest in Alice's solo career pretty much after his follow up to 'Welcome To My Nightmare', with 1977's Alice Cooper – Go To Hell album. As time marched on I'd play the original Alice Cooper band music every once in a while. Anything new with Alice and without the original guys, I just wasn't interested. Stayed that way for over a decade. In the 1990's and aided with something called the Internet, I renewed my interest in the runaway vocalist. In doing so, I started getting a new appreciation for Alice's solo studio offerings. Fact is he's worked with a shit load of brilliant musicians since 1975. The coolest thing here was that I could also find out and keep up on the other original band members doings as well. Since then I have managed to somewhat kept up.

Glen Buxton passed away back in '97. His legend has / will live on.

Michael Bruce just weeks ago played a charity show coming out of retirement benefiting foster kids.

Bassist Dennis Dunaway is going strong currently playing with a can't be missed rock band called Blue Coupe.

With nineteen studio solo albums under his belt, the year 2014 sees Vince / Alice co-headlining Motley Crue's BIG farewell Tour. Alice's last new studio effort was a sequel to 1975's Nightmare and cleverly titled 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare'. To this writer's delight, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith perform on three songs. This makes the first time the Billion Dollar Babies appeared on an Alice Cooper studio album together since 1973's Muscle Of Love. Nightmare 2 did well, charting all over the world.

Last, but not least is Neal Smith, who has been musically kicking ass and taking names lately. The RnRHoF member (Alice Cooper) just released the third installment to his KillSmith series. On this outing, all songs are written by Neal, and besides pounding away on the drums, Mr. Smith can be heard on keyboards, guitar, and sharing the vocal duties. Titled, Neal Smith - KillSmith & The Greenfire Empire. Now that the intro and history lesson are over, let's focus on that.

For starters, 'KillSmith & The Greenfire Empire' has very cool cover art, with the front of the CD showing an evil glow-in-the-dark green human skull. Would make for a cool poster. I ordered this new CD from Neal's own personal website. Doing so, he autographed it, which is a super cool added bonus. He does so on every CD ordered, free of charge! A legible signature too, so it compliments the cover, instead of scribble which would take away from it. Cover / Booklet opens up to reveal more cool artwork as well. Important is the two images provided because they are what sets sail your imagination. For like original Alice Cooper music anyway, it's all theater for your mind's eye. KillSmith & The Greenfire Empire is a concept album. Nothing I'd share with a seven year old. Neal's lyrics can be very adult at times, which can lead to questions like; “Mommy, what are junkies, thieves, and whores?”

In a nutshell, 'KillSmith & The Greenfire Empire' is a modern day tale about a special ops military hero nicknamed KillSmith, who takes on the most ruthless, ferocious, and just downright evil drug lord named Diablo the Emerald King. A story that happens around the holidays. Emotionally, a roller coaster ride filled with action and suspense, that besides being capable of ripping your head off, simply rocks out.

Uncle G's Favorite KillSmith & The Greenfire Empire Tracks:

All of them really. Enlightening story told in various styles of rock music including industrial, heavy metal, and power ballads. Frankly, I can't say enough good things about 'KillSmith & The Greenfire Empire'. Don't know where to begin, for I'm afraid I'll miss something. Here I go.

Every musician on KillSmith & The Greenfire Empire project did an excellent job (see accompanying image for credits). Am sure it wasn't easy for any of them because it's a pretty ambitious project. Neal's work on here is just outstanding, so only capable musicians need apply. Back to Neal, I love the cool guitar work he does, as well as his keyboard contributions. Plus behind the drum kit, Neal's drumming is second to none. Either providing a good foundation or having moments that are absolute bat-shit crazy, such as found on the song 'Pandemonium'. A real killer drum performance here. Overall, the album is more upbeat than mellow. Together, all eleven songs combine for a stunning example of musicianship and storytelling.

I broke this CD in while heading into Houston from Katy, driving down super Hwy I-10 East doing an average 70 MPH and being able to hear the first six songs usually without slowing down. Sunrise Saturday morning. Driving down the city streets trying to miss red lights is where I got to know tracks seven to the end of the disc. I did this on three other days as well. The rest of the time I'd been playing it almost non-stop on my home stereo. Between the lyrics and the superior accompanying music, I'm able to fully understand and enjoy Neal's return to theatrical rock.

Rating: Honestly this was way more then I was expecting. More than one song sticks in my head, when not actually playing 'KillSmith & The Greenfire Empire' aloud. Impossible to say what songs I like best, but the one that caught my attention first was 'I Want Money'. KillSmith & The Greenfire Empire is solid in both production and presentation. Using the one to five star rating system, where one star sucks through a long straw, and five stars kicks total ass; Neal Smith - KillSmith & The Greenfire Empire get 5 stars easily. Every song a gem. Different musical styles presented so to keep one's interest. Feet planted firmly in the rock world. Even with such excellent flamenco guitar work as heard on track four, 'The Killsmith Overture'. Lady Elizabeth Dellinger could sure hit those notes. Blends in very nicely. This song, I would love to see done live, as well as the rest of this new concept album. Perhaps a KillSmith DVD shot in concert over 2 or three nights someplace that could accommodate? I could only imagine the KILLER encores.

Well done Mr. Smith!

Gary Brown
American Correspondent for Classic Rock Radio (Dot EU)
(on Twitter @ GBrown0816 -

Saturday 25 October 2014


There are few bands as widely respected and as influential as the Ramones. And now, the group's long-time drummer is gearing up to unveil his long-awaited autobiography, 'Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life As A Ramone,' which will be released on January 13, 2015, via Touchstone Books. And what better way to celebrate the book's arrival than with gloriously mega-decibel renditions of Ramones classics, which is exactly what Marky will be offering up on Saturday, January 17th at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC.

Joining Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg that night will be special guest Andrew W.K. on vocals, and for fans that want the ultimate experience, VIP tickets will be available, which includes a personal meet and greet with Marky and Andrew and an autographed copy of the book.

For fans who want to make sure they get their tickets, there will be a Live Nation / Music Geeks presale starting on Wednesday, October 8th at 10am and running until Thursday, October 9th at 10pm, before a public onsale begins on Friday, October 10th, at 10am.

To take advantage of the presale option, click on the following link and enter in the password:

Ticket link: 


"These songs are too good not to be played," says Marky. "I am really looking forward to playing live once more in my hometown of NYC, and celebrating the arrival of the book."

'Punk Rock Blitzkrieg' will serve as a social history of the New York punk scene from an eyewitness. Yes, it has plenty of tales from the dirty streets, drugs, and rock and roll, but it also takes readers on a musical journey of a legendary band. And a few days after it's release, fans will get the opportunity to rock out - and possibly meet - one of the greatest rock n' roll drummers of all time.


Thursday 23 October 2014

Foreigner release 'The Best Of Foreigner 4 And More '


~~   Great news for fans of Foreigner! Releasing December 5 so  just in time for the 'Happy Holidays' season !! My ears will be URGENT for this ! ;-)   ~~

Photo credit: Bill Bernstein 

They are universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable arsenal of hit songs that continue to propel sold-out tours and album chart action around the world.  Now, Frontiers Music Srl presents a homage to Foreigner’s most successful album ever with "The Best of Foreigner 4 & More".

Foreigner "4"spent more weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts than any artist in the history of Atlantic Records, including AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, and went on to sell more than 9 million albums worldwide. Fans will see why it "Feels Like The First Time"when Foreigner debuts these new recordings of the best of Foreigner ‘4’ along with several other chart hits. The band recorded these live high-definition versions of their most enduring anthems at the Borgata Hotel’s Music Box theatre in Atlantic City on October 3rd and 4th, 2014.


"Great songs, great performances and great production are timeless. "4" has all three in spades," says bassist and producer Jeff Pilson. "Bringing the album to life on stage with the energy and passion the band has always maintained, made us very happy.  We’re thrilled to give people a chance to really reflect on what a great and classic album '4' truly is."

Foreigner's Kelly Hansen  - Photo credit: S Schweiger

Singer Kelly Hansen adds: "The idea for this recording came from the anniversary of the release as a way to celebrate. There are some tracks that were never previously performed live in this format, and it's great to be in a group with people who really 'get it' and understand how fortunate we are to be playing and performing such great material."

"The Best of Foreigner 4 & More" is available now for preorders via Pledge Music through this link: 
in CD, vinyl, limited edition posters and remake t-shirts from their 1981-1982 tour. As an exclusive for the German territory, the album will also be available in a special box packaging adding a cap to the CD.

Foreigner's Mick JonesIn June 2013, Mick Jones was inducted to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. A multi-talented and multi-dimensional "musician’s musician," Jones has also written songs such as "Bad Love" with Eric Clapton and "Dreamer" with Ozzy Osbourne, and produced records for others including Billy Joel’s Storm Front and Van Halen’s 5150. 
FOREIGNER are: Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), MichaeBluestein (keyboards), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Bruce Watson (guitar), Chris Frazier (drums).

Foreigner are currently on tour and October /November sees them at

Oct 24 - Rosengarten Mozartaal, Mannheim, Germany
Oct 25 - Stadthalle Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen, Germany
Oct 26 - Konzerthaus Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Oct 28 - Alte Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Oct 29 - OsnabrückHalle - Europasaal, Osnabrück, Germany
Oct 30 - Die Glocke Großer Saal, Bremen, Germany
Nov 02 - Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
Nov 03 - Congress Center Hamburg Saal 2, Hamburg, Germany
Nov 04 - Admiralspalast - Theater, Berlin, Germany
Nov 06 - Baloise Session, Basel, Switzerland (Electric Show presenting the "4" album theme)
Nov 07 - Georg-Friedrich-Händel Halle, Halle, Germany
Nov 09 - StadtHalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany

(all acoustic shows except where noted)

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Tuesday 21 October 2014




Here, the six albums that Brand X recorded for Virgin are brought together in one 4-CD package, complete with three previously unreleased sessions recorded for the BBC and remastered from the original tapes. The set comes complete with upgraded artwork and new liner notes by Malcolm Dome.

Jazz fusion band, Brand X was active between1975 to 1980 and later 1992 to 1999, with guitarist John Goodsall and bassist Percy Jones remaining as constant members throughout.
For an incredible five-year period, between 1975 and 1980, Brand X astounded all with their musical dexterity, free approach and accessibility. In late 1975, and following on from stints with drummers John Dylan and Phil Spinelli,  the band recruited their third drummer, Genesis’ Phil Collins who says, “Brand X is where I went to have fun”.  A series of unreleased recordings were made in the band’s early months of existence but it was with the arrival of Collins that they finally got the chance to record and release 1976’s Unorthodox Behaviour.

Their second album, Moroccan Roll was released in 1977 and added percussionist Morris Pert to the line-up. This was to be the band’s most commercially successful album, making the UK Top 40 where it peaked at No 37.

A live album, Livestock (recorded at three different locations – Ronnie Scott’s, the Hammersmith Odeon and the Marquee Club) was released later that same year.
Masques followed in 1978, but with Chuck Burgi replacing Collins on drums and keyboard player J. Peter Robinson replacing Robin Lumley. Although Masques didn’t make the mainstream charts, it did hit number 32 on the UK jazz chart, testament to the band’s credibility in that genre.
By the end of the 1970s, Brand X had undergone yet more changes, which saw the return of keyboardist Robin Lumley and drummer Phil Collins as well as the recruitment of bassist John Giblin and drummer Mike Clark. 

In 1979 they effectively recorded two albums, Product (released 1979) and Do They Hurt? (1980). The band had two distinct line-ups, a compromise between the record and management companies, who wanted more accessible music, and some band members led by Percy Jones who felt that this would alienate existing fans.  Although, in retrospect some strong material was produced neither album did well in the charts and this first chapter in the history of Brand X was brought to a close.

KAZO: New EP Available Now!

KAZO first burst onto the Manchester music scene as The Ordinary in 2012, and since then have played a host of high-profile concerts including a performance at Noel Gallagher’s after show party, crowd-winning acts at The Headlander festival in Stockport.

They don’t conform. They take from everything: from Led Zep and Hendrix to Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Nirvana, with the result that they sound like no one.

“We have poured our heart and soul into our songs. The lyrics reflect issues and experiences we have all been through. We’re not singing to make a statement – but to reach out to an audience with songs that evoke feelings of empathy, whether that is to say 'heh you’re not in it alone' or simply to shout about what we love, what makes us tick.”

“We want to get our music across to as many people as possible, in any way possible. Our fans are the fifth member of the band. It wouldn’t work without them. This is so important because music should be a shared experience not a one-way industry.”

Kazo's Debut Ep is now available for download from iTunes

New single Here:

Friday 17 October 2014


The legendary British band ASIA will be performing in the UK to promote the new album Gravitas, the tour is on sale now.  Touring and playing live has always been of huge importance to ASIA throughout its career and Autumn 2014 sees the band hitting the road for five further dates now confirmed as follows:

28th October 2014       Sage H2, Gateshead
29th October 2014       RNCM, Manchester
31st October 2014       The Regent Centre, Christchurch
1st November 2014      Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
2nd November 2014     Shepherds Bush Empire, London

For ASIA's long-devoted fans, the band’s return to the concert stage cannot come soon enough.  As drummer Carl Palmer says: "Performing on stage is where this band truly comes into its element. Seeing the fans reacting to our music is what makes it all worthwhile. It is the fuel that drives this train we call ASIA. We’ve played to audiences globally, but playing at home in the UK is always a major event for us."

The new album, Gravitas, is produced and written by band members John Wetton and Geoff Downes.  The album also introduces the world to the band’s new guitarist, Sam Coulson.

ASIA’s debut album exploded onto the music scene in April 1982 and was the best selling album in the world that year.  Featuring Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton on lead vocal and bass, the group was the logical successor to their collective bands of the 70’s - Yes, ELP, King Crimson, UK and The Buggles.  The original ASIA reformed in 2006 for the first time in 23 years.

It always was a great live band, but this time the dragon has awoken with fresh energy, direction and purpose. These Autumn dates are going to be special,” Wetton continues.  "As with any new ASIA album, putting it all together presents something of a challenge,” adds Geoff Downes. “Everyone involved rose way above and beyond this challenge. There is a renewed energy when we step on stage now; we can feel it and I know the fans can feel it.

ASIA is:
John Wetton - lead vocal and bass
Carl Palmer - drums
Geoff Downes - keyboards
Sam Coulson – guitars

For me, there’s nothing more intriguing than when an accomplished songwriter and musician takes you on their creative journey of thought and events that inspire them to write music that stands the test of time and that’s exactly what Randy Bachman does with his new CD/DVD, “Every Song Tells a Story.”

The DVD portion was recorded at Pantages Playhouse Theater in Winnipeg in 2013. The entire performance is a smooth flowing, humorous story of Randy Bachman’s career and experiences told by Randy himself. With each experience the band goes into a short song break.

Randy starts right at the beginning of being a teenager in Winnipeg performing cover songs like, “Shakin’ All Over,” to forming the Guess Who band, writing his own songs and touring the US in a time of war, draft lottery, and hippies. He goes on to finally finding his own way in Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Sometimes all it took was a phrase for Randy to be inspired and that’s exactly what happened when he wrote the hit, “Takin’ Care Of Business.” Another favorite of mine, “These Eyes” was an emotional song written in a matter of minutes while Randy awaits his dream girl. These are just a few examples of his writing process. The funniest story was a game between Randy and his brother called, “Got you last.” Without giving it away, it’s the story behind the hit song, “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.” Originally a throw-away song, that won the Juno Award for best-selling single of 1976. Did I mention that Randy busts Burton Cummings chops at every turn? Yeah, it’s hilarious!

The CD portion of the set is an excellent production! The first track is an incredible song called “Prairie Town” which is a true account of Randy’s love for music and how it all started. For being a live CD, the sound is amazing and the band is tight!

I thoroughly enjoyed taking this fun and entertaining journey with Randy Bachman and his polished band! It’s amazing how a thought or experience in the mind of such a talent as Randy Bachman can turn into timeless and classic rock!

The Band:

Randy Bachman: lead vocals-guitar

Marc LaFrance: drums-vocals

Brent Howard Knudsen: guitar-vocals

Mick Dalla-Vee: bass guitar-vocals

Track List:

Praire Town

Shakin’ All Over

These Eyes


No Sugar Tonight

No Time

American Woman

Roll On Down The Highway

Let It Ride

You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

Takin’ Care of Business

Hey You


Looking Out For #1

Wednesday 15 October 2014

District 97 Featuring Legendary King Crimson/Asia Vocalist John Wetton 
 One More Red Night: Live In Chicago CD  

 Prog fans rejoice! A new live CD capturing a set of King Crimson songs performed by District 97 and former King Crimson lead singer John Wetton has been released on Primary Purpose via Cherry Red Records. 

'One More Red Night: Live In Chicago' includes three songs from the iconic landmark album 'Red’; which inspired many musicians including Kurt Cobain. This CD also captures several other well-known songs from the three King Crimson studio albums John Wetton played and sang on, plus their earlier hit “21st Century Schizoid Man”. This is the first release of this recording and features many tracks which are now rarely heard live.

“I've said it before, and I maintain that D97 is the best young progressive band around right now. Gifted players, great material, and a brilliant, charismatic singer in Leslie Hunt. Their shows are an exciting pleasure to attend, and I am proud to work, and be associated with them.” - John Wetton, Annapolis, October 1,2014.

District 97's drummer and 'One More Red Night' producer, Jonathan Schang, says “The first Crimson song I ever played live with John was 'Lament'. To hear 'that voice' coming from right in front of me, seemingly made only stronger by the passage of time, was an experience I shall never forget. Getting to know John more closely, both as a musician and a human being, is an honor and a privilege. I'm thrilled that our joint interpretations of his iconic work with King Crimson are now available for all to enjoy.



To purchase District 97 & John Wetton 'One More Red Night: Live In Chicago': 
Amazon US: 

Amazon UK: 

Cherry Red: 

iTunes US: 

District 97’s last album was Trouble with Machines, features a guest appearance by John Wetton on the mini-rock opera, "The Perfect Young Man":


John Wetton’s last solo project was a 2 CD re-issue of Monkey Business and Jack-knife, the former of which includes many of his early 1970s versions of tracks that went on to become some of King Crimson’s most iconic songs: 
Available Here:

Amazon US:

Amazon UK:

Jack-Knife: iTunes:

Monkey Business: iTunes:

Official Websites: 
District 97
John Wetton


LOS ANGLES- October 9, 2014- Heart’s “Heart & Friends – Home for the Holidays” will be released as CD/DVD, Blu Ray and digital download on November 10, 2014, it was announced today by Frontiers Music SRL. Last December, HEART’s Ann and Nancy Wilson returned to their hometown of Seattle to stage a celebration of the season, gathering a few of their friends to join them in singing holiday classics, personal favorites and some of their own hits. 

Special guests Shawn Colvin, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx and Pat Monahan from Train joined HEART for this unique concert which was taped on December 12th 2013 at the Benaroya Symphony Concert Hall in Seattle. The Wilson sisters performed an array of holiday songs originally written by Joni Mitchell, Harry Nilsson, Bob Dylan and Sammy Hagar in their Christmas set as well as some of HEART’s favorite songs. Colvin, Hagar, Marx and Monahan provided additional vocals on the tunes and/or sing duets with HEART.

“We had a great time putting on this show with special friends for the holidays. Warm moments and great music from all....and some saucy little elves too,” said Ann Wilson. “We have always held the holidays up as a wonderful whimsical time of year and celebrating it in our beloved home town with friends, songs and family was extremely magical,” added Nancy Wilson.

“Heart & Friends: Home For The Holidays” ended a prolific and award-winning year in 2013 for HEART, who have been enjoying a resurgence of popularity since 2010′s “Red Velvet Car”, which became the group’s first Top 10 album in 20 years. Many successful live shows and tours (including a 2011 tour with Def Leppard, and their 2013 “Heartbreaker” tour) have occurred with 2012 seeing the release of “Strange Euphoria”, a definitive career-spanning box set; the arrival of “Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll”, a best-selling autobiography; the announcement of Ann and Nancy Wilson’s HEART star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the release of Fanatic, HEART’s 14th studio album.
Earlier this year, HEART released “Fanatic Live From Caesars Colosseum” on Frontiers Music SRL.  In addition to their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame HEART was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last April.



CD Audio Track Listing Will Include:
The River; Seasons, Rockin’/Love Came Down at Christmas (feat. Shawn Colvin), POEM, All through the Night (feat. Richard Marx), All we need is an Island (feat. Sammy Hagar), Santa's Going South (feat. Sammy Hagar), Please Come Home for Christmas (feat. Pat Monahan), Remember Christmas, Barracuda, Even it Up, Stairway to Heaven and Ring Them Bells (feat. Pat Monahan, Richard Marx, Shawn Colvin).

Blu ray Track Listing Will Include:
The River; Seasons Rockin’/Love Came Down at Christmas (feat. Shawn Colvin), POEM, All through the Night (feat. Richard Marx), All we need is an Island (feat. Sammy Hagar), Santa's Going South (feat. Sammy Hagar), Please Come Home for Christmas (feat. Pat Monahan), Remember Christmas; Barracuda; Stairway to Heaven and Ring Them Bells (feat. Pat Monahan, Richard Marx, Shawn Colvin).

KISS’ Love Gun Album Gets Deluxe Two-CD Treatment
New version of 1977 studio recording contains previously unreleased demos, live tracks, 1977 Gene Simmons interview and liner notes by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott
LOS ANGELES, October 15, 2014—Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees KISS continue to celebrate their 40th anniversary with the release of a deluxe two-CD version of their 1977 U.S. platinum-plus album, Love Gun, coming out October 27, 2014 via Universal Music. The band’s sixth studio recording, Love Gun was the first album to feature lead vocal performances from all four original band members, and has since gone on to sell more than four million copies.

The two-CD edition will include the complete re-mastered first album, featuring such classics as the title track, “Plaster Caster”, the song inspired by Cynthia Plaster Caster, the groupie famous for taking casts of rock star genitalia; “Shock Me”, written about Ace Frehley suffering an electric shock during a concert in Lakeland, Florida;  “Christine Sixteen”, and “Then She Kissed Me”, the band’s cheeky, gender-switching cover of the Crystals’ 1963 hit penned by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector.
The second disc is made up of rare, never released Love Gun demos of “Plaster Caster”, “Tomorrow and Tonight” and “Much Too Soon”.  The first four lines of the demo “I Know Who You Are” eventually evolved and became the song “Living In Sin” and the rest of the lyrics and music became “I Know Who You Are”. A glimpse into Paul Stanley’s creative process is demonstrated in “Love Gun (Teaching Demo)” with Stanley talking through the various chords of the song after writing the song.  The next version “Love Gun (Demo)” is the complete demo performance.  “Reputation”, the only previously released demo, was originally included on this year’s KISS 40 compilation.

Also included is a 1977  interview with Gene Simmons, as well as three never-available live tracks from their show at the Capitol Centre, Landover, Maryland U.S.A. from December 20, 1977, “Love Gun”, “Christine Sixteen” and “Shock Me”. The package comes with liner notes especially written by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, currently on tour with KISS.

With the culmination of the KISS 40th Anniversary Tour,  KISS marks their four decades as America’s most iconic band with their first-ever residency, KISS Rocks Vegas, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a series of nine performances, starting Wednesday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 23, including shows on Nov. 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19 and 22. KISS will make waves with one of the loudest, most over-the-top, non-stop parties ever at The Joint, unleashing its signature elaborate set designs, jam-packed set list, intense pyrotechnics and much more.

From rock ‘n’ roll to fashion, always creating and inspiring, KISS recently appeared as the finale  on the prime-time CBS special Fashion Rocks, live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, with Afrojack, Duran Duran, Jennifer Lopez, Miranda Lambert, Nico + Vinz, Pitbull, Rita Ora and the Band Perry.

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley also star in 4th and Loud, the new primetime docu-series from AMC, which chronicles the first season of the Arena Football League team L.A. KISS.
About KISS:
Forty years ago KISS released their eponymous debut album, which would propel the band to the top of the rock and roll hierarchy where they have reigned for the past four decades making the KISS legacy a global brand.

KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll.  As one of America's top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin' The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, are stronger than ever with a legacy that continues to grow, generation after generation. Their last album, Monster, proved that they are still at the top of their game with impressive sales and topping the charts worldwide debuting at No. 3 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 best-selling albums chart and Top 10 in twenty other countries. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the "Hottest Band in the World" is a striking testament to the band's unbreakable bond with its fans.

This year KISS celebrates two major milestones, their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the band's 40th Anniversary and in true KISS fashion, the band is making 2014 the biggest and loudest, non-stop rock and roll party of the century.

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DISC ONE (Original Album)
  1. I Stole Your Love
  2. Christine Sixteen
  3. Got Love For Sale
  4. Shock Me
  5. Tomorrow And Tonight
  6. Love Gun
  7. Hooligan
  8. Almost Human
  9. Plaster Caster
  10. Then She Kissed Me

  1. Much Too Soon (Demo)*
  2. Plaster Caster (Demo)*
  3. Reputation (Demo)
  4. Love Gun (Teaching Demo)*
  5. Love Gun (Demo)*
  6. Gene Simmons Interview (1977)*
  7. Tomorrow And Tonight (Demo)*
  8. I Know Who You Are (Demo)*
  9. Love Gun (Live 1977)*
  10. Christine Sixteen (Live 1977)*
  11. Shock Me (Live 1977)*

*Previously Unreleased