KOLLMAN $IGNS NEW DEAL AND WORKS WITH GLENN HUGHES:
Los Angeles, August 1 - Guitarist/producer/songwriter Jeff Kollman and UFO vocalist Phil Mogg have signed with UK based Track Records for a September release of the their latest collaboration, $ign Of 4 (formerly Stonetowne).
The album, entitled Dancing With St. Peter, also features drummer Shane Gaalaas (Glenn Hughes, The B'z, Cosmosquad) and bassist Jimmy Curtain and is set to contain the following songs: Driven * Overload * Dancing With St. Peter * Where The River Runs * Clap Hands * Beautiful Friend * Bad On Bad * Afterglow * Down * Las Meadows * Seems To Me
Jeff Kollman is currently busy writing and recording songs with 'The Voice of Rock', former Deep Purple/Black Sabbath/Trapeze vocalist Glenn Hughes, and drummer Robin DiMaggio for a new as-of-yet unnamed project.
For more info visit www.jeffkollman.com
KANSAS CELEBRATE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR POINT OF KNOW RETURN ALBUM:
Kansas have updated their website at kansasband.com to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Point of Know Return.
Last Tuesday in the U.S., the album was re-released in remastered form with two additional bonus tracks, Sparks Of The Tempest (live), and a remixed version of Portrait.
UK ROCKERS KICK KICK OFF NOISE RECORDS:
UK Rock Band Kick have parted company with Sanctuary/Noise Records. The band requested that they be released from all contractual obligations and Sanctuary obliged.
The band are said to have been disappointed at the lack of Record Company support for their second album, Sweet Lick Of Fire, despite numerous exceptional press reviews from across Europe and USA.
Kick are looking for new avenues for a World-wide release of their third album and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now, someone had better pick these guys up quick and do the right thing by them. And if you haven't heard Sweet Lick Of Fire yet, please check it out.
KILLER DWARFS CD TO BE RE-RELEASED NOVEMBER 27, 2001:
2001 marks the 20th anniversary of the Killer Dwarfs as a music force and not only have Russell, Mike, Ron, and Darrell Dwarf reunited, but they're making the rarest of all Killer Dwarfs albums available again as demanded by their fans.
In co-operation with Sony Music, Bullseye Records has licensed the Killer Dwarfs' long-out-of-print second album Stand Tall and will be giving it a complete overhaul with this, its first CD issue since 1987.
The original LP was recorded independently by the band in 1986 on a shoe-string budget following an end to their first-album deal with Attic Records. With a promotional video and balls of steel the band would go on to sell an unprecedented 80,000 copies of the album worldwide landing them a coveted stint on MTV's 'Head Banger's Ball' and a new recording contract with Epic Records in New York.
Though scooped up by Epic Records at the time, Stand Tall was never re-issued after its initial run and the band would go on to record three more studio albums for the label.
Original copies of the indie Maze (Canada) and Grudge (US) CDs have been sold on Ebay for as high as $500 US in the last several years. Many bootleg copies have also surfaced and the Killer Dwarfs feel the time is right to set the record straight by releasing the definitive version of the album complete with original photos and new liner notes from the Dwarfs themselves.
The remastered CD will hit stores through Bullseye/KOCH International November 27th and will be available online through the Killer Dwarfs Official Website.