JOHN WAITE SUFFERS AGAIN WITH ANOTHER LABEL COLLAPSE:
John Waite just seems to be one unlucky guy when it comes to record labels.
Having recorded three albums for three labels in recent years - two of those labels have the dubious distinction of closing.
Today it was Gold Circle Entertainment, the label John signed a multi-album deal with, which started with the release of his latest solo record Figure In A Landscape.
John's recording future is again under review and I hope to make contact with the singer sometime this week.
Here's the label's Press Release:
Gold Circle Diskery Shutters
Mon Jun 10, 723 AM ET
By Justin Oppelaar
NEW YORK (Variety) - Fledgling record label Gold Circle Entertainment, whose roster includes singer-songwriter Meredith Brooks and '80s pop-rocker John Waite, said Friday that it will close its doors and lay off its 25 staffers.
"Due to an increasingly tough economic climate, we have been put in the extremely difficult position of having to downsize a company that was beginning to show some very promising signs," president and CEO Rob Dillman said in a statement.
The bulk of the company's staff, including the promotion, sales and advertising departments, will leave the building at the end of June. A few execs -- including Dillman -- will stay on longer to try to find a home for Gold Circle's acts. The boutique label was started by Gateway Computer co-founder Norm Waitt Jr.
WESTWORLD EXPLODES AT RADIO TONY HARNELL TO CO-HOST "THE TOUR BUS":
New York hard rock outfit WestWorld had their sophomore effort, Skin debut at college and commercial radio last week to an unexpected flood of support, coming in at #3 on FMQB and Top 10 Album Network, Westworld frontman Tony Harnell (also of the band TNT), remarks, "It's great to be back. I'm very proud of this album and am really pleased with how it's being received at radio and by the fans. We made an honest album and it seems to be hitting a nerve. Maybe we're filling a void, I don't know."
Harnell will be co-hosting the Tour Bus with Ralph Sutton on Saturday July 6th from 8pm to midnight EST. Tony will be taking calls, playing some of his favourite songs and interviewing Geoff Tate from Queensryche. Please check www.thetourbus.com for stations in local areas.
Tuesday, July 9th sees the North American release of WestWorld's Skin through Dreamscape Music Group. Distributed by Mayhem / ADA (a division of AOL / Time - Warner) the album has already pre-sold through it's first pressing. The band will continue to do shows throughout the Northeast in support of the release. Please check www.dreamscape-group.com for upcoming WestWorld contests.
WHITESNAKE ON THE ROAD IN 2003:
A small Whitesnake update for you today, with a promise of more to come shortly. David Coverdale's camp confirmed to me plans for 2003 - "Yes, David's looking at putting a revamped Whitesnake together for a world tour..."
Negotiations are yet to be finalised, but line up speculation has guitarist/songwriter John Sykes involved. If the pair do team up, it will be for the first time since completing the recording of the now infamous Whitesnake / 1987 album.
Butch Walker, formerly of SouthGang and Marvelous 3, has launched his solo website and details of his upcoming solo album Left of Self-Centered, due from Arista Records soon.
SUPERMINT LOOK TOWARDS BUTCH WALKER FOR HELP ON NEXT CD:
Westworld's first studio album for Z Records is now being recorded, the confirmed title for the forthcoming album is Act III
WHITE DIAMOND AND DON LEMMON LOOKING FOR EXTRA'S:
Don Lemmon is looking for actors with long hair that can play musicians OR musicians that think they can act to be the 'younger' version of White Diamond for the American Dreamer film being shot shortly.
Apparently there will be a lot of flashback footage relating back to 1990 and if interested you be either in Las Vegas, NV, able to relocate to Las Vegas, NV be Caucasian (sorry) and no younger than 21 or older than 24 years of age.
2 guitarists, one who also plays keyboards, a bassist, drummer and vocalist will be selected. Filming occurs over the upcoming summer. Contact Don via: www.whitediamond-demos.com
THE REAL WHITE DIAMOND LINE UP ANNOUNCED!: