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Tue
04
Oct

RICHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW 2016 Shows Set For Release

Friday, November 18, 2016
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As expected, the recent RICHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW show in Germany has been scheduled for CD/DVD/BluRay release in November. You can get in first with some Japanese configurations as detailed below.
 
Pre-order now with confidence always from CD Japan. The various options are all detailed here: Richie Blackmore's Rainbow - Live 2016
 
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow is releasing their "Memories In Rock: Live in Germany (Monsters of Rock 2016)" on November 18, 2016. Available in various sets and all of them comes with two Japan only bonus tracks.
 
Among them, two limited sets (GQXS-90187 and GQBS-90212) includes a limited T-shirt in addition to a Blu-ray OR a DVD plus 2 CDs.
 
Features live tracks selected from the concerts of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow held on June 17 & 18, 2016. Comes with two Japan edition bonus tracks. Consists of a Blu-ray, 2 CDs, and a description written in Japanese.
 
DISC 1 (DVD/BluRay)
1 Pomp and Circumstance (Opening)
2 Over The Rainbow - Highway Star (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
3 Spotlight Kid (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim=Bissingen)
4 Mistreated (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
5 Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
6 Since You Been Gone (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
7 Man on the Silver Mountain (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
8 Catch the Rainbow (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
9 Difficult to Cure (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
10 Perfect Strangers (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
11 Stargazer (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
12 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
13 Child in Time (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
14 Black Night (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
15 Smoke on the Water (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
16 [Bonus Track] Spotlight Kid (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
17 [Bonus Track] Man on the Silver Mountain (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
18 [Bonus Track] Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
19 [Bonus Track] Stargazer (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
20 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Since You Been Gone (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
21 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Catch the Rainbow (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
 
DISC 2 (Audio)
1 Over The Rainbow - Highway Star (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
2 Spotlight Kid (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
3 Mistreated (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
4 Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
5 Since You Been Gone (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
6 Man on the Silver Mountain (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
7 Catch the Rainbow (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
8 Difficult to Cure (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
9 Perfect Strangers (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
10 Stargazer (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
 
DISC 3
1 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
2 Child in Time (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
3 Black Night (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
4 Smoke on the Water (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
5 [Bonus Track] Spotlight Kid (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
6 [Bonus Track] Man on the Silver Mountain (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
7 [Bonus Track] Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
8 [Bonus Track] Stargazer (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
9 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Since You Been Gone (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)
10 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Catch the Rainbow (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)
 
 
Wed
07
Sep

GRAHAM BONNET BAND Opens 'The Book' November 4

Friday, November 4, 2016
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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Graham Bonnet Band's new album, 'The Book' on November 4.

Graham Bonnet is a rock legend. With a pedigree that includes Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri, he is one of the finest vocalists of his generation. His is a recognizable and unique voice on a number of classic hard rock albums, including Rainbow's 'Down To Earth' (1979), Michael Schenker Group's 'Assault Attack' (1982), Alcatrazz's 'No Parole For Rock 'n' Roll' (1983) and 'Disturbing The Peace' (1985), and Impellitteri's 'Stand In Line' (1988).

The recently formed Graham Bonnet Band, features Graham Bonnet on, of course, lead vocals, Beth-Ami Heavenstone on bass, South American guitar sensation Conrado Pesinato on lead guitar, ex-Alcatrazz man Jimmy Waldo on keys, and Mark Zonder (known for his acclaimed work with Warlord and Fates Warning) on drums.

The new album, 'The Book' offers 11 new songs where Bonnet lays down his legendary vocals over a selection of hard rock tunes that are chock full of great hooks and melodies. 'The songs on the album are very similar to what I have done in the past with Rainbow, Alcatrazz and MSG,' says Graham. 'I think this is what people want to hear from me and won't be disappointed'.

Graham Bonnet is in fine form and the album is easily his best in decades: 11 new tracks that will blow hard rock fans away! The album also includes a bonus disc featuring re-recorded versions of some of the most well known classics he has sung in his solo career and with Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSG and Impellitteri.

Enjoy the official EPK for the album here: https://youtu.be/SYL3pEOmEp0 or at the link below.

The Graham Bonnet Band has spent the last 12 months touring solidly around the world, with performances at several major European festivals including an acclaimed set at Sweden Rock 2016. 'The Book' will be supported with several shows in the UK and Spain in 2016, with more dates to be added.

'The Book' tracklisting:

CD1 (new songs)
1. Into The Night
2. Welcome To My Home
3. Earth's Child (I Am Your Son)
4. Rider
5. Dead Man Walking
6. Strangest Day
7. The Dance
8. Where Were You?
9. The Book
10. Everybody Wants To Go There
11. California Air

CD2 (re-recorded classics)
1. Eyes Of The World
2. All Night Long
3. Lost In Hollywood
4. Since You Been Gone
5. Night Games
6. S.O.S.
7. Assault Attack
8. Dancer
9. Desert Song
10. Island In The Sun
11. Hiroshima Mon Amour
12. God Blessed Video
13. Will You Be Home Tonight
14. Witchwood
15. Stand In Line
16. Here Comes The Night (Down Without A Fight)

GRAHAM BONNET BAND
Graham Bonnet - lead vocals
Conrado Pesinato - guitars
Jimmy Waldo - keyboards
Beth-Ami Heavenstone - bass
Mark Zonder - drums

Angelo Vafeiadis - keyboards on CD2 (bonus disc)

TOUR DATES
3 November Sala Chango, Madrid, Spain
4 November Sala Totem, Pamplona, Spain
5 November Sala Capitol, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
8 November Boston Music Room, London, UK
9 November Stourbridge, River Rooms, UK
10 November Warehouse 23, Wakefield, UK
11 November Pwllheli, Hard Rock Hell, UK
12 November Manchester, Club Academy, UK
13 November Edinburgh, Bannermans, UK
15 November Doncaster, Diamonds, UK
16 November Think Tank, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
18 November Derry-Londonderry, Nerve Centre, UK
19 November Limelight 2, Belfast, UK
20 November Monroes, Galway, Eire
21 November Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, Eire
22 November Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff, UK

 
 
Fri
04
Mar

Rainbow Legend JOE LYNN TURNER's 'Street Of Dreams - Boston 1985' Live Album To Be Released

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Los Angeles - In a career that spans nearly 30 years and includes over 60 album credits, Joe Lynn Turner remains one of rock and roll's most distinctive, soulful and expressive vocalists. Best known for his work with hard rock band Rainbow, during his career, Turner fronted pop rock band Fandango, and had stints with Yngwie Malmsteen and Deep Purple. From the mid 1990s, he worked with various musical groups (Mother's Army, Hughes Turner Project, Sunstorm, etc.), while pursuing a solo career.

Now, much to the excitement of Joe Lynn Turner fans worldwide, Cleopatra Records is issuing a vintage unreleased live album from the vaults of legendary hard rock vocalist of the mighty Rainbow titled “Street Of Dreams - Boston 1985”. Recorded during the tour of Turner's newly released debut solo album “Rescue You”, the set includes a couple of nods to Rainbow with brilliant renditions of “Stone Cold,” (Rainbow's first ever Top 40 US single) as well as "Street Of Dreams!”

Says Joe about the concert recording, “That night at the Boston Paradise, it was outstanding. I can remember seeing the audience and I remember there was an awkward pillar - I guess it was a support column in front - not directly in front, but enough to block some of the view. But the stage was an actual concert stage. Aerosmith and all those guys used to always play there, the Paradise.

“So I can remember actually going on and playing the set, how it felt because it was absolutely exhilarating, and the audience was just crazy.”

A year out from departing Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, whom he led through three classic albums earlier in the decade, Turner had just released his first solo album, “Rescue You”, produced by Roy Thomas Baker. This live show was, for obvious reason, weighted towards Rescue You.

Joe recalls, “This was our first tour out, and I’m not sure if we were opening for someone at the Paradise, but if we were, then they had a pretty difficult time because the crowd was absolutely bananas for us, and we were hot. We were really on top of our game, the whole band and it sounds it, you can hear it, everyone is playing with incredible energy and enthusiasm and very precise.”

Accompanying Turner was the band that recorded the album, a tight unit of Bobby Messano (guitar, background vocals), Alan Greenwood (keyboards), Chuck Burgi (drums) plus one newcomer, Barry Dunaway (bass).

Track List:
1. I Found Love
2. Losing You
3. Soul Searcher
4. Young Hearts
5. Endlessly
6. Rescue You
7. Stone Cold
8. Street Of Dreams
9. Feel The Fire
10. Guitar Solo / Good Girls Gone Bad
11. Get Tough
12. On The Run
13. Them Changes

Joe Lynn Turner official website: http://joelynnturner.com/

To purchase Joe Lynn Turner's “Street Of Dreams - Boston 1985":
http://flyt.it/JoeLynnTurnerCD
http://flyt.it/JoeLynnTurnerDig

 
Wed
16
Dec

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - RICHIE BLACKMORE

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Interviews with Ritchie Blackmore & Candice Night (Blackmore's Night), Dave Brons, Acid and Three Sides of the Coin Host on Rich Davenport's Rock Show

Listen now at: https://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-ritchie-blackmorecandice-night-dave-brons-acid-3-sides-of-the-coin/

Legendary Hard Rock guitar pioneer Ritchie Blackmore and his wife and partner in Blackmore's Night Candice Night discuss the writing and recording of their new album 'All Our Yesterdays'. Ritchie also talks about modifying his guitar technique to adapt to the acoustic style of Blackmore's Night, and the prospect of making a return to Hard Rock with Rainbow in 2016, saying 'If it works, we'll do more dates.'

The first hour of the show also includes an interview with emerging British guitar hero Dave Brons (www.davebrons.com) whose debut album 'Based On A  True Story' has been described as 'Star Wars meets Van Halen', due to its mix of soundtrack influenced elements and searing melodic guitar work. Dave also chooses 2 tracks from the album.

In hour 2, we look at the recently re-issued trio of albums from Belgian classic Heavy Metal band . ACID with the band's drummer Anvill, who tells their story. If you're a fan of the NWOBHM, Motorhead , Venom and early Metallica, don't miss this feature!

And finally, one of the 3 hosts of long-running online Kiss talk show 'Three Sides of the Coin' (www.threesidesofthecoin.com), Michael Brandvold, talks about the show, his own work on Kiss's official website, and being a member of the Kiss Army. The program closes with a trio of Kiss anthems.

For the latest in Rock & Metal news, check out www.bravewords.com www.melodicrock.com www.metalshockfinland.com

 
Wed
14
Oct

GRAHAM BONNET Australian & NZ Tour Announced For April 2016

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2015
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The most powerful voice in rock is coming to Australia and New Zealand next April. [No, I didn't wrote that folks...]
 
English vocalist Graham Bonnet is synonymous with classic hard rock and heavy metal.
Best known for fronting Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group and Alcatrazz, Graham’s voice is known and cherished by many.
 
Having last visited our shores as part of the Countdown Rock N Roll Arena extravaganza he is ready to return with
his all-star band featuring Mark Zonder from the legendary Fates Warning.
 
Graham scored several top 10 hits in Australia in the 1970's with his solo releases including the Dylan classic
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, and Warm Ride which peaked at number 1! He then joined Ritchie Blackmore’s
Rainbow, which was formed by Blackmore after he left Deep Purple. The Rainbow album Down To Earth (1979)
was a top 10 worldwide smash hit with platinum singles Since You Been Gone and All Night Long.
 
Following Rainbow, Graham released his second solo album featuring the hit single Night Games, and then joined
ex-Scorpion legend Michael Schenker in his band MSG for the album Assault Attack.
In the early to mid 80’s Graham formed his own band, Alcatrazz that featured an unknown Yngwie Malmsteen on
guitar. The band quickly became a supergroup in Japan, and Yngwie soon left only to be replaced by another up
and comer, Steve Vai, which propelled Vai onto David Lee Roth and future legendary status...
Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai…it seems Graham with his powerhouse vocals is the perfect match for these Guitar Gods!!
 
Since then Graham has kept busy in many bands, such as Impellitteri, The Party Boys, Anthem, Forcefield with
Cozy Powell, Mick Moody and Don Airey, featured as a guest on countless albums and has also recently completed
a sold out tour with a symphony orchestra throughout Eastern Europe with himself, Dan McCafferty from Nazareth
and John Lawton from Uriah Heep.
 
He has also just finished a Japanese tour to sell out crowds with his solo band supporting Michael Schenker's
Temple Of Rock, featuring Herman Rarebell and Francis Bucholz from Scorpions and Doogie White. Graham has
gotten up each night to perform songs from the MSG album he recorded Assault Attack.
Do Not Miss This Night Of Hard Rock Glory!
 
Graham will be playing all his hits from Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz and many many more.
A limited amount of VIP meet and greet tickets will be available,
these will include a private acoustic performance, something to truly remember.
 
TOUR DATES
Wed, April 6: Amplifier, Perth
Thurs, April 7: The Gov, Adelaide
Fri, April 8: The Prince, Melbourne
Sat, April 9: Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney
Sun, April 10: The Basement, Sydney
Wed, April 13: Max Watts, Brisbane
Fri, April 15: Kings Arms, Auckland NZ
Sat, April 16: Bodegas, Wellington NZ
 
Tickets on sale Tuesday, October 20 via www.hardlinemedia.net
Official Event Page: facebook.com/events/514549908712558
Watch the Official Tour Video: http://bit.ly/1VPqvaT
 
facebook.com/grahambonnetmusic
facebook.com/hardlinemedia
 
 
Mon
20
Apr

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - GRAHAM BONNET

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Monday, April 20, 2015
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Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features an extended  interview with Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG, ALCATRAZZ), and is now available for streaming at this link:
https://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-an-interview-with-graham-bonnet-rainbow-msg-alcatrazz/

On this week's show, you can hear the second of two interviews with former Rainbow vocalists to mark the release of the new Rainbow box set, 'A Light In The Black 1975-1984', as Graham Bonnet talks in depth about his time with Rainbow, his friendship with his predecessor in the band, Ronnie James Dio, his new solo band, Bonnet, and the release of his previously unissued debut solo album, originally recorded in 1975, but never released until now, as 'Private I: The Archives Volume One'.

Graham also discusses his band's forthcoming Japanese tour dates with Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock, and you'll hear a selection of tracks from the Rainbow box set, along with a song from 'Private I: The Archives Volume One'.

You can also listen on Tuesday 21st April 12:00-14:00 and Thursday 23rd April 07:00-09:00 on www.totalrock.com

For the best in Rock & Metal News check out www.metalshockfinland.com www.melodicrock.com www.bravewords.com


 
 
Wed
11
Jun

SUPERSTARS OF CLASSIC ROCK HONOR THE MUSIC & LEGACY OF THE DOORS

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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Superstars Of Classic Rock Honor The Music & Legacy Of The Doors Feat. Members of Deep Purple, Foreigner, Yes, Rainbow, Mountain, Moody Blues, ELP and Others!

Featuring Todd Rundgren, Ian Gillan, Edgar Winter, Steve Morse, David Johansen, Larry Coryell, Mark Farner, Patirck Moraz, Mick Box, Keith Emerson, Lou Gramm, Leslie West, Thijs Van Leer, Steve Cropper, Rick Wakeman, Roye Albrighton, Nik Turner, Steve Hillage, Zoot Horn Rollo and Others!

Los Angeles, CA - A star-studded syndicate of rock virtuosos have gathered together to pay tribute to one of the best loved and most influential bands of all-time, The Doors, on a new CD release titled Light My Fire - A Classic Rock Salute To The Doors to be released by Purple Pyramid Records on June 24th! Produced by the extraordinarily talented Billy Sherwood, the album features brand new interpretations of classic Doors cuts that defined an entire generation, songs such as 'Light My Fire,' 'Riders On The Storm,' 'Break On Through (To The Other Side),' 'Love Her Madly,' 'L.A. Woman,' 'People Are Strange,' and lots more!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear some of The Doors' peers and prodigies tackle these seminal songs. Not one but TWO members of the quintessential prog rock band Yes, keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman and lead guitarist Steve Howe, joined Deep Purple's Ian Gillan on the signature song, 'Light My Fire,' which as Wakeman explains, 'has always been one of those iconic tracks that keyboard players listen to because of the fact that there are so few tracks with keyboard/organ solos on them compared to our six-stringed buddies. It's also a solo area that is totally open to interpretation so whatever you do is not comparable to the original, so it was an absolute joy to do.' Howe likewise enthuses, 'I was delighted to play on this album as The Doors were a band I heard a lot as everywhere I went in the late '60s their music was playing, at friend's, in restaurants, gigs & bars throughout London. I'm sure I saw them play at Middle Earth, a then hip club. Then, when the reissue more recently came out, I got totally back into their music, especially 'Light My Fire.''

Another keyboard legend, Geoff Downes, likewise extolled the genius of Doors' organist Ray Manzarek saying, 'It was a real privilege to be asked to participate in this project. Ray Manzarek was one of the pioneers of keyboard playing in rock music, and had a major influence on me and many others. His style was totally unique, and an integral element into what made The Doors sound the way they did.'

Meanwhile, renegade guitarist Steve Morse, of Dixie Dregs fame, recollects that The Doors were 'a soundtrack, literally, for some of the most memorable times, good and bad, that I experienced as a young teen. Like many of my favorites, they were adventurous, improvising, unafraid of what the media might say, and all with a sort of lyrical freedom that still stands up today.' The Cars' lead axeman Elliot Easton proclaims, 'I had a wonderful time reinterpreting 'Spanish Caravan,'' a song Easton found both 'challenging and very rewarding!' And jazz fusion Larry Coryell concludes, 'The Doors were the unofficial representatives to the world for LA, not 'Los Angeles,' but 'LA.' Their sound - raunchy, cluttered, sassy, leering, kind of mean, and always horny was the sound of LA/Los Angeles itself. How many times circa '65-66 did my first wife Julie and I drive through LA on the freeway listening to, say, 'Love Me Two Times,' and think that The Doors were the sound of LA just as clearly as Thelonious Monk was the sound of NYC.'

That sound continues to reverberate outward through both space and time, touching each new generation around the globe and keeping The Doors' flame burning brighter than ever! Producer Billy Sherwood sums it up when he declares, 'The Doors' music will live on forever, and it's my hope that we've paid tribute to the band in the highest way possible.'

1. L.A. Woman - Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash) & Patrick Moraz (Moody Blues)
2. Love Me Two Times - Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Thijs van Leer (Focus) & Larry Coryell
3. Roadhouse Blues - Leslie West (Mountain), Brian Auger & Rod Piazza
4. Love Her Madly - Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) & Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
5. Riders On The Storm - Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Tony Kaye (Yes) & Steve Cropper (Booker T. & The M.G.'s)
6. The Crystal Ship - Edgar Winter & Chris Spedding
7. Intro (People Are Strange) - Keith Emerson, Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter & Joel Druckman (John Fahey)
8. People Are Strange - David Johansen (NY Dolls) & Billy Sherwood (Yes)
9. Touch Me - Robert Gordon, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Steve Morse & Nik Turner (Hawkwind)
10. The Soft Parade - Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), Christopher North (Ambrosia) & Steve Hillage (Gong)
11. Hello, I Love You - Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) & Roye Albrighton (Nektar)
12. Spanish Caravan - Eric Martin (Mr. Big) & Elliot Easton (The Cars)
13. Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) - Todd Rundgren & Geoff Downes (Yes / Asia) & Zoot Horn Rollo (Captain Beefheart)
14. Break On Through (To The Other Side) - Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad) & Chick Churchill (Ten Years After)
15. Light My Fire - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Rick Wakeman (Yes) & Steve Howe (Yes)
16. The End - Pat Travers & Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night)

To pre-order the CD at Amazon: http://georiot.co/216h
To pre-order the album on iTunes: http://georiot.co/Wns

www.CleopatraRecords.com

 
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