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GLENN HUGHES Part Of 'The Music Of CREAM' Tour

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The Music of Cream - 50th Anniversary Tour - Touring Australia May 2017 

The Music Of Cream lives again through this special tour featuring the bloodline of those incredible musicians. 
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cream is Malcolm BRUCE (son of Jack), Kofi BAKER (son of Ginger), Will Johns (nephew of Eric Clapton and son of Zeppelin/ Stones engineer Andy)
Robben Ford and special guest 'The Voice of Rock', and stunning bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple).

Ginger Baker. Jack Bruce. Eric Clapton. Cream was a chemical explosion like no other, the blueprint for every supergroup to follow and the heavy blues precursor to Hendrix, Zeppelin and so much more.

 The fiery union of blues guitar god Eric Clapton and the jazz skewed rhythm section of Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce caused a psychedelic sensation that rang loud from their '66 debut to their fourth album of '69, "Goodbye".
The sad passing of Jack Bruce in October 2014 marked an official end to a legend that gave us Strange Brew, Sunshine of Your Love, White Room, Badge 
and definitive, powerhouse versions of trad blues staples such as Spoonful and Crossroads

Now, fifty years since their earth-shaking debut album, the bloodlines of that hallowed trilogy come together to pay tribute to Cream's legendary four-album reign over the psychedelic frontier of the late 1960s.

Spoonful, Strange Brew, Sunshine of Your Love, White Room, Crossroads, Badge and more will be performed by master musicians whose lives have been steeped in the Cream spirit and legacy. 
This is a very special concert tour that celebrates the most innovative and explosive supergroup of all time, in the hands of those that knew them best.

Watch video trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Et5fpSiycM

Tuesday, May 23: Hamer Hall, Melbourne - Ticketmaster
Thursday, May 25: State Theatre, Sydney - Ticketmaster
Friday, May 26: Concert Hall, Perth - Perth Concert Hall & Ticketmaster
Monday, May 29: QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane - QPAC

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
www.musicofcream.com

ABOUT THE PLAYERS

Malcolm Bruce
The son of Cream singer-bassist Jack Bruce, Malcolm grew up in the thick of rock royalty and, via the Guildhall School of Music, began performing professionally at 16. As pianist, bassist, guitarist or engineer he has shared studios with Little Richard, Elton John, Eric Clapton and Dr John, and recorded and performed often with his father in the UK, US and Europe. Recent tours have included 60 dates with Joe Satriani and revisiting the music of Cream with Kofi Baker and Will Johns. Malcolm will launch his debut solo album, Salvation, as opening act on the Music Of Cream NZ tour. 

Kofi Baker
Kofi's first performance was with his father, jazz-rock legend Ginger Baker, on live TV at the age of six. He's since played drums behind Tom Jones, Jack Bruce, Steve Marriott, and as half of a polyrhythmic powerhouse with his father across Europe in the 1980s. More recently, Kofi has played the Extreme Guitar Tour with Uli Jon Roth, Vinny Appice and Vinnie Moore, and joined with Malcolm Bruce to rekindle the spirit of Cream to critical acclaim on stage in US and UK. His own albums include Lost City and Abstract Logic, with Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane.

Will Johns
Encouragement from his uncle Eric Clapton was an auspicious start for teenaged singer-guitarist Will Johns. The son of legendary recording engineer Andy Johns (the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin), he has since performed with Joe Strummer, Ronnie Wood, Jack Bruce and Bill Wyman, and most recently the music of Cream with Malcolm Bruce and Kofi Baker. By several curious twists of the family tree, Will also counts George Harrison, Mick Fleetwood and the great rock producer Glyn Johns as uncles. The Will Johns Band has released three albums — Count On Me, Hooks and Lines and Something Old, Something New — since 2009. 

Robben Ford 
is also joining the line-up - Robben is a virtuoso blues guitarist, one of the worlds best. Joe Bonamassa's all time favourite.  Robben was last in Australia for Byron Bay Bluesfest in 2014.
 
Glenn Hughes
The distinction of historic stints with seminal hard rock acts Deep Purple AND Black Sabbath only begins to describe Glenn Hughes’ six decades in the blues-rock maelstrom.

With a voice that is legendary and a bass guitarist of rare invention, the UK rock legend has recorded with artists as diverse as Gary Moore and the KLF, and held his corner of virtuosic supergroup Black Country Communion with Joe Bonamassa and Jason Bonham since 2009.
Glenn was hugely inspired the music of CREAM and Jack Bruce, with whom he collaborated on a number of occasions
Last year saw the release of his 14th solo album, "Resonate". His autobiography, "Scenes From the Life of a Rock'n'Roll Star", contains a foreword by Metallica's Lars Ulrich. Say no more.

 

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Mon
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RHAPSODY OF FIRE 'Legendary Years' Due May 26

 
A legend continues in impressive fashion: Italian symphonic power metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE have re-recorded their biggest classic songs of the “Rhapsody” years (1997 - 2002) with enormous effort and a huge result.
 
Mixed and mastered by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan).
 
Legendary Years – out May 26, available as Digipak CD & ltd. colored 2-Vinyl!
 
Tracklist:
01. Dawn Of Victory
02. Knightrider Of Doom
03. Flames Of Revenge
04. Beyond The Gates Of Infinity
05. Land Of Immortals
06. Emerald Sword
07. Legendary Tales
08. Dargor, Shadowlord Of The Black Mountain
09. When Demons Awake
10. Wings Of Destiny
11. Riding The Winds Of Eternity
12. The Dark Tower Of Abyss
13. Holy Thunderforce
14. Rain Of A Thousand Flames
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R.I.P. CHUCK BERRY

 
We use the word legend a lot. We use icon too.
 
But rarely to do we have to say goodbye to an original pioneer. Chuck Berry was all of the above. RIP
 
Fri
17
Mar

FIREWORKS MAGAZINE’S Massive 148 Page Issue 78 Out Now

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Another massive 148 page issue just crammed full of Hard Rock awesomeness! In-depth interviews with Deep Purple, Thunder and a glorious cover feature with Michael Schenker while also catching up with one of his amazing vocalists, Robin McAuley. Throw in loads more great chats with the likes of Night Ranger, Gotthard, Tokyo Motor Fist, House of Lords, Steve Hacket, Ayreon, Art of Anarchy, Eclipse, Unruly Child, Jim Jidhead, Axxis, Bloodbound, Quiet Riot, Firewind, Battle Beast and so many, many more, including new kids on the block, One Desire and Stefanie.
 
Complementing our usual features, we welcome two new articles this issue, the first of which will be a long-running serial. Dave Reynolds is a name that will be known to many of you, first coming to prominence in KERRANG! back in the 80s when it was every rocker’s bible. Dave now takes a look at his favourite 10 year span across the history of Rock music, 1973–1983, looking at the highlights as well as those releases that flew under the radar. Skip to page 14 to delve back into 1973!
 
Andrew McNeice has been the flag-bearer for AOR and Melodic Rock for the past 20 years, running his www.melodicrock.com website with intense passion and a clear love for the genre. I asked him to discuss what he considered the ten most under-appreciated AOR classics of all time, and the results can be found on page 122.
 
With our usual features, Dave Reynolds talks to 707 and Face Dancer in ‘Bands That Time Forgot’, while in Rob Evans’ ‘Sister Of Rock Column’ he looks at Leigh Matty, Sue Willits, Jackie Bodimead and Amanda Blue.
 
Caesar Barton’s ‘Expert Guide’ delves into Supergroups and Collaborations this issue, while Steven Reid’s ‘Unsung Heroes’ looks at the career of Bob Young (Status Quo).
 
And still we have Breaking Bands, Bookmark, The Vinyl Countdown and more reviews than you could shake a very big stick at!
And of course, there are over 70 free songs included this issue for a completely unmissable, crazy price of only £5.99 (download version only £3.50!!).
 
 
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Mar

VANDEN PLAS' Live CD/DVD 'The Seraphic Live Works' Out May 12

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of VANDEN PLAS' forthcoming live CD/DVD entitled “The Seraphic Live Works” on May 12.
 
In their long career, Vanden Plas Official has only released one live album, "Spirit of Live," recorded in Paris at the legendary Elysée Montmartre, in 2000. With the upcoming release of "The Seraphic Live Works," the wait for another documentation of the band's immense talents asa live act is finally over!
 
Through many tours and countless concerts, Vanden Plas has proven again and again that it is among the world's leading progressive metal bands. The quintet's glowing reputation carries across the pond to the U.S. where Vanden Plas was invited to appear at the renowned ProgPower USA in Atlanta in 2011. Regardless of a band's fame, an invitation to this prestigious event is an honor and their performance is certainly a high note in Vanden Plas' history. And it is for exactly that reason that Vanden Plas decided to captutre that unique moment.
 
"The Seraphic Live Works" shows unmistakably how extraordinary this gig at Center Stage Theater was for everyone involved. A performance exploding with energy, euphoric audience, and the venue's own special flair. The recordings will captivate every viewer and there is no question that Vanden Plas made the right decision to preserve this performance for eternity.
 
"The Seraphic Live Works" captivates and enthralls for nine songs, beginning with straightforward opener "Postcard to God" through the atmospheric "Far Off Grace" to the brilliant closer, "Silently." In this extended live version of the song, Vanden Plas ignites a prog metal fireworks display that is unparalleled, leading the listener through more than 11 magnificent minutes to a spectacular conclusion.
 
Vanden Plas has fans all over the world, but for those who have not yet been able to experience the band, they wanted to give them the next best thing with "The Seraphic Live Works." The audio and video capture an authentic band that stands out in the prog metal genre.
 
“The Seraphic Live Works” includes:
 
Tracklisting (CD & DVD):
1. Postcard To God
2. Rush Of Silence
3. Holes In The Sky
4. Far Off Grace
5. Scar Of An Angel
6. Quicksilver
7. Cold Wind
8. Frequency
9. Silently
 
VANDEN PLAS
Stephan Lill – Guitar
Andreas Lill – Drums
Günter Werno – Keyboards
Andy Kuntz – Vocals
Torsten Reichert - Bass
 
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Fri
17
Mar

MEAN STREAK Reveal 'Blind Faith' Album Cover, Tracklist

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Swedish traditional heavy metal band Mean Streak have revealed the cover artwork and tracklist of their recently announced 4th studio album "Blind Faith", produced by Peter Andersson and Max Norman, mixed by Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Armored Saint, Megadeth, Y&T) and mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Soilwork, Onslaught, Armageddon, Degradead, Dynazty). The record is set to be released in Europe via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records on June 2rd, in Japan via Marquee/Avalon incl. one exclusive bonus track on May 31st and in USA via HighVolMusic on June 16th.
The tracklist of "Blind Faith" is follows:
1. Blood Red Sky
2. Animal In Me
3. Retaliation Call
4. Settle The Score
5. Tear Down The Walls
6. Tears Of The Blind
7. Love Is A Killer
8. Come Undone
9. Fire At Will
10. Caught In The Crossfire
11. Gunnerside
12. Smile Of A Clown (Japan Bonus Only)
Apart from the CD version, "Blind Faith" will be available on vinyl in Europe via ROAR Rock Of Angles Records on June 2.
Mean Streak is:
Peter Andersson – Bass and background Vocals
Andy LaGuerin - Lead Vocals and Guitars
Thomas Johansson - Guitars
Jonas Källsbäck - Drums and Background vocals

Mean Streak is a Swedish metal band who manages the legacy of traditional heavy metal. The band was formed in 2008 by Peter Andersson. The general idea was (and still is) to write classic metal straight from the heart.
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RAW SILK Deliver 'The Borders Of Light' April 27

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Greek rockers Raw Silk release their new album 'The Borders Of Light' April 27 on Fame Of Poets Records.
 
Raw Silk burst onto the Greek and European A.O.R. scene in the 90s with the legendary debut album 'Silk Under the Skin'. The 2004 re-release of the album on CD brought the band back to the forefront and led to high profile reunion concerts supporting Pink Cream 69, Jeff Scott Sotto and Winger. After a second long hiatus and led by composer-drummer and Raw Silk founder Kostas Kyriakidis the band has regrouped in the UK with a brand new lineup and will release the elusive and long-awaited follow-up to their revered debut 'Silk Under the Skin'.
 
The new album, entitled 'The Borders of Light', is a modern take on the classic metal sound of the late 80s featuring 10 brand new tracks with a total running time of over 60 minutes. Seamlessly bridging past and present, 'The Borders of Light' delivers strong melodies combined with signature keyboard lines and heavy riffs. Superbly recorded and produced at Vault Studios in the rock heartlands of the Black Country.
 
Listen to the band's first single and lyric video "Nobody Fills the Loneliness": https://youtu.be/GtJ9Atu7_H0
 
Tracklist:
1 One Lifetime, 2 Nobody Fills the Loneliness, 3 Chimera, 4 Night Time Angels, 5 The Road You've Taken, 6 Losing My Mind, 7 Distressed and Powerless, 8 Out of reach, 9 The Borders of Light, 10 Solitude of Pain
 
Members:
Chris Dando – Vocals, Keyboards
Daryl Gardner – Rhythm Guitar
KosKostas Kyriakidis – Drums, Keyboards
James Marshall Stanley - Lead Guitar
Paul Thompson – Bass Guitar
James Barratt - Acoustic guitars
Stephanie Fowler – Vocals
 
 
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