UFO

Tue
29
May

UFO Frontman PHIL MOGG Ready To Call Time

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Phil Mogg has confirmed that next year's 50th anniversary tour with UFO will be his last as the frontman of the long-running hard rock band. Consequently, it seems almost certain that at that point they will cease to exist. UFO were formed in London in 1968 and Mogg is their only ever-present member, performing on all of the group's 22 studio albums.
 
'This decision has been a long time coming, I've considered stepping down at the end of UFO's previous two tours,' Mogg explains. 'I don't want to call this a farewell tour as I hate that word, but next year's gigs will represent my final tap-dancing appearances with the band."
 
'2018 marks UFO's 50th anniversary, so the timing feels right,' he continues. 'There will be a final tour of the UK and we will also play some shows in selected other cities that the band has a strong connection with. But outside of the UK this won't be a long tour. Being out on the road isn't always tremendously luxurious and although the playing is as great as it ever was, the stuff that surrounds it becomes very tiresome. I always told myself that when I reached that stage I would step down, and that's what I'm going to do. This is the right time for me to quit.'
 
Mogg turned 70 back in April and although his voice remains strong, he admits that age played its part in his conclusion.
 
'I'm a big reader of obituaries, and my finger always goes down to: 'I wonder how old they were…',' he chuckles. 'The last few years have been tough, losing Lemmy was awful and I was sad that Jimmy Bain passed on a cruise ship. That distressed me quite a lot.'
 
While many veteran bands in such a position simply cease playing live and continue to record, UFO will no longer be releasing new music. "A Conspiracy Of Stars" in 2015 and last year's covers collection 'The Salentino Cuts' are set to become a signing-off point, though Mogg insists that however unlikely the prospect might seem – the singer is a lone strrand of consistency throughout a 50-year history – he would have no problemm with UFO continuing with a replacement.
 
The band's current line-up – completed by keyboard player/seconnd guitarist Paul Raymond, guitarist Vinnie Moore, drummer Andy Parker and bassist Rob Le Luca – have of course been informed of Mogg's decision. 
 
'I've told the guys that this is how it is,' he says. 'They know it's my time to go and they know that they can do whatever they want to do without me but I don't want to play live or make records anymore, though having said that I might go on and do an album of my own. I'll have to see how I feel about that.'
 
Of course UFO have either split up, retired or gone on hiatus several times before but Mogg is keen to make the distinction that next year's dates don't just mark the end of his touring commitments with UFO – for Phil, therre will be no further concerts of any kind.
 
'For me, this is the end of my stint with UFO,' he clarifies. 'This is a line in the sand. I'm suggesting we call the tour 'Last Orders', though I also like 'The Bar Is Closing'. I'm also tempted to name it 'The Drinks Are On Parker',' he chuckles, referring long-suffering sticksman Andy Parker.
 
You'll have gathered that Mogg is not about to slash his wrists anytime soon. Of course he is sad that the finishing line is now within slight but has had sufficient time to live with and process such a massive personal decision.
 
'Maybe the best word to use is 'bittersweet',' he concludes. 'But my time has arrived and all that remains is to make sure that we have a good tour.'
 
(Press release written by Dave Ling)
 
First confirmed date 2019:
 
March 14th-17th GB-Gwynedd/North Wales - Hard Rock Hell
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Wed
02
Aug

UFO Delivers First Covers Album ' The Salentino Cuts'

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Friday, September 29, 2017
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British Rock Legends UFO To Release First Ever Covers Album 'The Salentino Cuts'
 
Los Angeles - British rock legends UFO offer up their first ever covers album paying homage to a dozen of their personal favorites! 'The Salentino Cuts' includes several unexpected choices such as Mad Seasons's 'River Of Deceit,' John Mellencamp's 'Paper In Fire,' and Bill Withers' 'Ain't No Sunshine' alongside more traditional but nonetheless thrilling versions such as The Yardbirds' 'Heartful Of Soul,' ZZ Top's 'Just Got Paid' and lots more!
 
UFO's current line-up features original members Phil Mogg on vocals and Andy Parker on drums. Keyboardist/guitarist Paul Raymond joined the band in 1976. Lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, and American bassist Rob De Luca joined the fold in 2012. 
 
Vinnie says, 'Making this covers record was a blast for me. I thoroughly enjoyed putting a little of my own spin on these tunes that I grew up with. I played ZZ Top and Robin Trower songs about a gazzilion times onstage over the years. it was great to actually get to record some of my old faves.'
 
UFO's 'The Salentino Cuts' will be released on September 29th and will be available on both CD & 2 limited vinyl pressings, one splatter vinyl and one white vinyl!
 
Track List:
1. Heartful Of Soul
2. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
3. River Of Deceit
4. The Pusher
5. Paper In Fire
6. Rock Candy
7. Mississippi Queen
8. Ain't No Sunshine
9. Honey-Bee
10. Too Rolling Stoned
11. Just Got Paid
12. It's My Life
 
In September & October, the band will be embarking on a monster tour of North America with fellow classic rockers Saxon!
 
UFO European tour dates:
 
August 11 - Leyendas del Rock Festival XII - Villena - Spain
August 13 - Alcatraz Open Air- Kortrijk - Belgium
September 7 - Germany - Dortmund - Musiktheater Piano
September 8 - Holland - Eindhoven - Cityrock Festival 
September 9 - Holland - Leeuwarden - Cityrock Festival
September 10 - France - Raismes - Raismes Fest
September 12 - England - Southampton - The Brook
September 14 - England - Dorking - Dorking Halls 
September 15 - England - Holmfirth - Picturedrome
September 16 - England - Northampton - Roadmender
 
UFO & SAXON US Tour Dates - Round 2:
 
September 22 - Newton, NJ - Newton Theater
September 23 - Huntington, NY - Paramount Theater
September 24 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
September 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater Of The Living Arts
September 28 - Plymouth, NH - Flying Monkey
September 29 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
September 30 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
October 1 - Portland, ME - Aura
October 3 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 4 - Montreal, QU - Corona Theatre
October 6 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
October 7 - Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero
October 8 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
October 9 - Akron, OH - Tangier Cabaret Room
October 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Jergels
October 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
October 13 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza
October 14 - Indianapolis, IN - The Egyptian
 
UFO was formed in London in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. Over a career spanning 48 years, UFO has released 22 studio albums, 14 live recordings and 16 compilation albums. They achieved success with several albums and singles  in the UK and US Top 40 charts, and have sold over 10 million records worldwide. UFO is considered one of the classic hard rock acts, and have influenced many notable rock bands. The band was ranked number 84 on VH1's '100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.'
 
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Mon
25
Jan

UFO Super Deluxe Box Set Of Vintage Live Performances From The Early 80s

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Take Flight With Hard Rock Heroes UFO In A Super Deluxe Box Set Of Vintage Live Performances From The Early ‘80s!
 
Los Angeles, CA - They shot across the ‘70s night sky, all flashing lights and roaring engines, streaking through Japan and Germany (where they abducted 18-year old Scorpion guitarist Michael Schenker) before descending on the UK and eventually American shores with a series of brilliant hard rock singles including “Lights Out,” “Too Hot To Handle,” “Doctor Doctor,” “Only You Can Rock Me” and many more now ubiquitous radio staples. Though Schenker would depart in 1978, the rest of the band including founding members vocalist Phil Mogg, bassist Pete Way, and drummer Andy Parker alongside lead guitarist Paul Chapman retooled their spaceship and carried on into the early ‘80s dropping such influential classics as No Place To Run, The Wild, The Willing & The Innocent, and Mechanix.

Now, comes Live Sightings, a magnificent 4CD box set featuring vintage live performances from the early ‘80s that finds Mogg & Co. blasting through highlights from those 3 crucial records such as “No Place To Run,” “Lonely Heart,” and “We Belong To The Night,” and seamlessly blending them in with the group’s more well-known spawn. Boasting 4CDs each in its own mini jacket with printed inner sleeve, this extraordinary box set also features a lavish 12”x12” 16-page booklet with full color photos and extensive liner notes plus two carefully duplicated printings of vintage tour programs. There’s even a special bonus live LP from 1972 of the only known recordings of guitarist Larry Wallis (Pink Fairies / Motörhead)! Fans of UFO and early hard rock will not want to miss this incredible piece of music history. Launch date is February 5 courtesy of Cleopatra Records!

Track List:
DISC 1: Chicago 1980
1. Lettin' Go
2. Young Blood
3. No Place to Run
4. Cherry
5. Only You Can Rock Me
6. Love to Love
7. Mystery Train
8. Doctor Doctor
9. Too Hot to Handle
10. Lights Out
11. Rock Bottom
12. Shoot Shoot

DISC 2: Chicago 1981
1. The Wild, The Willing & The Innocent
2. Only You Can Rock Me
3. Long Gone
4. Lonely Heart
5. Cherry
6. No Place to Run
7. Love to Love
8. Making Moves
9. Mystery Train
10. Too Hot to Handle
11. Lights Out
12. Rock Bottom
13. Doctor Doctor

DISC 3: St Louis 1982
1. We Belong to the Night
2. Let It Rain
3. Long Gone
4. No Place to Run
5. The Wild, The Willing & The Innocent
6. Only You Can Rock Me
7. Terri
8. Making Moves
9. Doing It All For You
10. Too Hot To Handle
11. Lights Out
12. Mystery Train

DISC 4: Cleveland 1982
1. We Belong To The Night
2. Let It Rain
3. Long Gone
4. The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent
5. Only You Can Rock Me
6. Terri
7. Doing It All For You
8. Too Hot to Handle
9. Lights Out

LP 1: Early Flight - 1972
SIDE A
1. Silver Bird
2. Galactic Love
3. C’mon Everybody
4. Boogie For George

SIDE B
1. Back In The USA
2. Mean Woman Blues
3. Stop Breakin' Down Blues
4. Johnny B. Goode

Buy the box set: http://flyt.it/UFOBoxCD
Download on iTunes: http://flyt.it/UFOBoxDig

 
Tue
27
Oct

UFO Announces 2015 US Tour

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2015
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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Legendary British classic rockers UFO released their latest studio album A Conspiracy of Stars earlier this year via SPV/Steamhammer.  In support of the album the UFO will be returning to the states on tour.  You can expect to hear new tracks and all of your UFO favorites.  The tour begins March 2 in Akron, OH and wraps up March 26 in San Francisco, CA. 
 
A Conspiracy of Stars is available in jewel case, vinyl blue colored double LP and download through SPV/Steamhammer.  It is available on Amazon and iTunes.
 
Of course you don't need to attach more importance to this piece of news than it necessarily has, but it certainly deserves to be mentioned: for the first time in more than 20 years, one of the most British rock bands in music history has recorded a studio album in their native country. Their latest offering is entitled A Conspiracy Of Stars, was cut by rock legend UFO and breathes that typically British easy-going confidence for which this band has been known for over 45 years. A strong release consisting of eleven songs which combine everything that the group surrounding frontman Phil Mogg stands for: meaty riffs, distinctive hooks, diverse songwriting, intelligent lyrics and that generally laid-back attitude which we have associated with UFO from the start. The fact that A Conspiracy Of Stars was produced and mixed by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, among others) may be considered another successful element in a thoroughly consistent release. To cut a long story short: their 22nd studio recording to date sees UFO prove that past and present can be blended in a homogeneous whole.
 
UFO 2016 Tour:
3/2: Akron, OH @ The Tangier
3/3: Detroit, MI @ The Token Lounge
3/4: St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
3/7: Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
3/8: Sauget, IL @ Pop's
3/9: Kansas City, MO @ The Voodoo Lounge
3/11: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
3/12: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
3/13: Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North
3/15: Denver, CO @ Buffalo Rose
3/18: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
3/19: Corona, CA @ M15
3/20: San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
3/21: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Count's Vamp'd
3/24: Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon
3/25: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey
3/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
 
 
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Thu
15
Oct

VINNIE MOORE Delivers 'Arial Visions' On New Solo Album

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2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
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NYC - The long awaited new album from legendary guitarist VINNIE MOORE, will be released on October 23 on Mind's Eye Music. Titled “Aerial Visions”, Vinnie's 8th solo album features drummer Richie Monica (Tantric, Poppa Chubby), and bassists Dave LaRue (Steve Morse Band, Flying Colors, The Dregs), Rob DeLuca (UFO, Sebastian Bach), Dorian Heartsong (Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience) and Elliott Dean Rubinson (Uli Jon Roth, MSG).

“Everything that Moore throws himself into features his astounding 6-string abilities. Far from being a 'mere shredder', Moore combines insane technique with touch, taste, and stylistic influences that include Van Halen, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Larry Carlton, and many other diverse talents. He can play sweep-picked arpeggios with a bluesy feel or play blues licks at neo-classical speeds, never sacrificing tone, time,or intonation. It's a unique and musical skill set.” - Matt Blackett, Guitar Player Magazine

Vinnie has released seven critically acclaimed solo albums; five albums and one DVD as a member of rock royalty legends UFO; and one album with band Red Zone Rider. His solo and UFO releases as well as LIVE performances have amassed rave reviews all around the globe from both fans and music press, inspiring guitarists worldwide and launching him into aerial guitar superhero distinction!

Says Vinnie, “I have been touring all over the world pretty nonstop for the past 12 years. I started this record about two years ago and have been working on it while at home. I'm totally jacked up about getting it out there for others to hear as well as playing these songs LIVE. Two of the songs on 'Aerial' were written as instrumentals but were included on a UFO record with vocals. I have also done a cover of ZZ Top's 'La Grange' which I have always thought is one of the coolest songs ever. I have done ZZ covers onstage a lot.”

Vinnie has toured several times all over Europe, UK, Scandanvia, Brazil, and the USA, as well as performing in India, Korea, Mexico, Russia, and Canada. The UFO “A Conspiracy of Stars” tour will continue in Europe on October 21, and will include nine shows in December as opening act for Judas Priest on their Redeemer of Souls tour.

“Eyes closed in concentration, his fingers dancing, he solos like a man possessed. Ritchie Blackmore used to be like this. Vinnie is that good!” - Neil Jeffriess, Classic Rock Magazine, England

Says Vinnie, “With my solo records I can cover a lot more territory stylistically. I enjoy this freedom to be able to follow my muse wherever it leads. All of my influences are in there, from Rock to Blues to Be-Bop to Funk. I am into so many different styles of music that I can't help myself, I’m basically a slave to it all and so there are inspirations from everywhere. Having said that, being a songwriter is the most important thing to me. I try to use my inspiration to create a mood and take the listener on a little journey to wherever.”

To purchase:
http://www.vinniemoore.com/purchase.html
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/aerial-visions/id1043091793
http://www.amazon.com/Aerial-Visions-Vinnie-Moore/dp/B015SRY726/ref=tmm_msc_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1443903075&sr=1-1

For more information:
www.vinniemoore.com
https://www.facebook.com/Vinnie.Moore.Official
https://www.facebook.com/Vinnie-Moore-Official-Fan-Page-227063497501/timeline/
http://ufo-music.info/

 
Thu
15
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - VINNY MOORE & RYAN ROXIE

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2015
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ALICE COOPER guitarist RYAN ROXIE as well as UFO guitarist VINNIE MOORE join Mitch on Episode 159 of One On One with Mitch Lafon.
 
http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-159-ryan-roxie-vinnie-m

Ryan sits down with Mitch for a comprehensive interview covering his time with the Electric Angels, Alice Cooper, Roxie 77, Candy and more. Ryan also discusses his love for Cheap Trick, working on new music, Podcasting, the Rock N' Roll Parking Lot and much more.

Quotes from the interview: "My Beatles would be Cheap Trick." "I'm like a Rock N' Roll vampire. I'm feeding off the energy of the people that come see us."

On Recently playing with the original Alice Cooper group in Dallas: "It was like listening to a record and how I originally learned the songs."

On Alice Cooper: "I've learned so much about the music business by watching him and what he does."

For more about about RYAN ROXIE visit:
Online: http://www.ryanroxie.com and http://www.roxie77.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RyanRoxie
Twitter: @RyanRoxie

Our second interview is with UFO guitarist VINNIE MOORE - he talks about the band, working with Alice Cooper, his new solo album 'Aerial Visions' and much more.

On making an instrumental album: "With no vocals, you need a lot of contrast between the songs."

On the guitar sound expected from him in Alice Cooper: "There wasn't a whole lot of guideline. I don't think they would want anyone to come in and play like somebody from 1970. Something had to be current or there's no point in doing it."

On Alice Cooper: "One of the hopes I had when I first joined his band was that someday we could write together."

For more about Vinnie Moore visit:
Online:http://www.vinniemoore.com & http://www.ufo-music.info
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Vinnie.Moore.Official
Twitter: @Vinnie_Moore

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

 
Thu
27
Aug

THE LIZARDS Feat. Ex-Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Cactus & Riot Members Release New CD

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2015
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Special Guest Appearances By Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush) and Vinnie Moore (UFO)!

NYC - The long awaited new album from Classic Rock legends The Lizards, featuring members of Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Cactus and Riot, will be released in September 2015 on Hyperspace Records in partnership with drumming legend Carmine Appice’s Rocker Records. Titled “Reptilicus Maximus”, the band's 7th album features guest appearances by Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush) and Vinnie Moore (UFO)! Once again the breathtaking cover artwork was created by longtime Lizards artist Rick Klemann.

“These hard rockin' Lizards have slithered their way to the top of the new 'original' classic rock heap. Like their alien counterparts they are simply out of this world!” - Nightwatcher's Rock Blog

The Lizards are drummer Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow/Black Sabbath/BOC), vocalist/keyboardist Mike DiMeo (Riot/Masterplan), bassist Randy Pratt (who also plays harp with Cactus) and guitarist Patrick Klein (who recorded and mixed the album), and have released seven critically acclaimed albums and three live DVDs in the past 13 years. The band's 2006 release “Against All Odds”, and their covers album from 2009 “Archeology”, garnered rave reviews from fans and music press alike worldwide, catapulting The Lizards into legendary status!

“Loved hearing The Lizards when they opened for UFO. Cool riffs, grooves and musicality with Mike DiMeo's killer vocals on top. Awesome new record and I am glad to be a part of it.” - Vinnie Moore, UFO

Says bassist and band leader Randy Pratt, “On our 7th CD, 'Reptilicus Maximus', we brought in a few of our touring buddies. David Lanik, of 'Sharks' kicks ass on 'Ton on the One', the opening track on the CD. Frank Marino, of Mahogany Rush, was the headliner on our first tour and dazzles on 'Evil Eyes', the second track. Vinnie Moore and UFO were the headliners on our LAST tour (so far). Vinnie shreds beautifully on 'Crash', a song I wrote the lyrics to in the hospital after my brutal car crash that sidelined us for awhile. We did a 2 month tour with Glenn Hughes and he came to New York to record 4 songs on our 6th CD, 'Against All Odds'. 'Miracle Man' is a song that he wrote specifically for The Lizards, and I believe we slay it. He and Mike DiMeo do another one of their over the top duets on the closing number on the record. We added Scott 'The Doctor' Treibitz on keys for this CD, adding some new textures, from dark and brooding synths and majestic pipe organ to honky tonk piano and funky hammond organ.”

“Having toured with The Lizards and getting to know the band personally, I was delighted when Randy asked me to play on a track with them.  And even if I hadn't gotten to know what a great bunch of guys they are, I still would have accepted the invitation gladly, because I just loved the track and the music they make.  With me it's always been about heart, and these cats bring it... straight from the heart.”
Frank Marino - Mahogany Rush

Says Randy, “The music runs from progressive rock to swampy blues, lyrics ranging from the sacred to the profaneall in the name of ROCK. Bobby Rondinelli told us that we got some of the best playing of his career on this record. Since he played with Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult, you can believe the drums are world class throughout!”

“I consider it a crime not to check out these hot sounding reptiles!” - Metalliville, UK

For more information:
www.lizardswebsite.com 

 
Mon
02
Feb

UFO Release Teaser From Upcoming Album

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Monday, February 2, 2015
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- Teaser for A CONSPIRACY OF STARS released -

British Hard Rock legends UFO release a new teaser for the upcoming studio album "A Conspiracy Of Stars".

You can see the teaser here: http://youtu.be/w8d1z0tVdh8

Of course you don’t need to attach more importance to this piece of news than it necessarily has, but it certainly deserves to be mentioned: for the first time in more than 20 years, one of the most British rock bands in music history has recorded a studio album in their native country. Their latest offering is entitled A Conspiracy Of Stars, was cut by rock legend UFO and breathes that typically British easy-going confidence for which this band has been known for over 45 years. A strong release consisting of eleven songs which combine everything that the group surrounding frontman Phil Mogg stands for: meaty riffs, distinctive hooks, diverse songwriting, intelligent lyrics and that generally laid-back attitude which we have associated with UFO from the start. The fact that A Conspiracy Of Stars was produced and mixed by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, among others) may be considered another successful element in a thoroughly consistent release. To cut a long story short: their 22nd studio recording to date sees UFO prove that past and present can be blended in a homogeneous whole.


 
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Thu
15
Jan

2015 XG Extreme Guitar Tour Rolls Across America

Thursday, January 15, 2015
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2015 XG Extreme Guitar Tour Rolls Across America
 
SCORPIONS, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, DIO, JUDAS PRIEST, UFO AND MORE BOTH PAST AND PRESENT AND MORE PART OF TOURING PACKAGE
 
(14 January 2015 - Scottsdale, AZ) A classic rock guitar fan's dream tour will be making a coast to coast run across the United States.
 
An all star cavalcade of rock legends, including former and current members of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Dio, Judas Priest, MSG, Rainbow, Scorpions, UFO and Yngwie Malmsteen.
 
The XG Guitar Tour includes full performances by the legendary Uli Jon Roth and current UFO guitar extraordinaire, Vinnie Moore, Craig Goldy and introducing ... Black Knights Rising.
 
Black Knights Rising is an all star project comprised of John West (vocals) Craig Goldy (guitars), Elliot Rubinson (bass). Alessandro Bertoni (keyboards) and Vinny Appice (drums).
 
Kofi Baker (son of Cream sticksman Ginger Baker) will be drumming for Roth and Joe Lynn Turner* and Tim "Ripper" Owens** will serve as the vocalists on select dates.  Black Knights Rising bassist, Elliot Rubinson, the CEO of Dean guitars, will also be holding down the low end of things for Roth and Moore.
 
Beginning 10 February (Newport, KY), Bobby Rondinelli will step in to replace Vinny Appice.  Tim "Ripper" Owens will jump on for the remainder of the dates on that same night while Vinnie Moore exits the tour. Vocalist John West will appear on all dates.
 
A Dean guitar will be raffled off at every single show on the tour.  To enter, simply head to the merch booth and enter your eMail address on a form there.
 
Dates are as follows:
1/21 Ramona, CA - Ramona Main Stage*
1/22 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues*
1/23 Hollywood, CA - House of Blues*
1/24 Las Vegas, NV - Vamp'd*
1/25 San Jose, CA - Rock Bar Theater
1/26 Portland, OR - Tonic
1/27  Seattle, WA - Studio 7
1/29 Moorhead, MN The Garage
1/30  Spring Lake Park, MN - POVS
1/31  St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theater
2/1   Chicago, IL - Reggie's
2/2   Westland, MI Token Lounge
2/3   Toronto, ON Mod Club
2/4  Cleveland, OH The Agora Ballroom
2/5   Hartford, CT Infinity Hall
2/6   Londonderry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
2/7   Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
2/8  NYC, NY - BB Kings
2/9  Springfield, VA Empire
2/10 Newport, KY Southgate House**
2/11 Kansas City, MO The Scene**
2/12 Dallas, TX Trees**
2/13 Houston, TX Concert Pub North**
 
Canadian rockers Old James will be the support act on all shows.
 

 

 
Tue
09
Dec

UFO New Album 'A Conspiracy Of Stars' Track Listing Revealed

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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Tracklisting of A CONSPIRACY OF STARS revealed
 
Of course you don’t need to attach more importance to this piece of news than it necessarily has, but it certainly deserves to be mentioned: for the first time in more than 20 years, one of the most British rock bands in music history has recorded a studio album in their native country. Their latest offering is entitled A Conspiracy Of Stars, was cut by rock legend UFO and breathes that typically British easy-going confidence for which this band has been known for over 45 years. A strong release consisting of eleven songs which combine everything that the group surrounding frontman Phil Mogg stands for: meaty riffs, distinctive hooks, diverse songwriting, intelligent lyrics and that generally laid-back attitude which we have associated with UFO from the start. The fact that A Conspiracy Of Stars was produced and mixed by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, among others) may be considered another successful element in a thoroughly consistent release. To cut a long story short: their 22nd studio recording to date sees UFO prove that past and present can be blended in a homogeneous whole.
 
A Conspiracy Of Stars presents UFO’s current line-up for the first time: along with the original members, Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar) and Andy Parker (drums), lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, American bassist Rob De Luca joining the fold in 2012. De Luca is not only a brilliant instrumentalist but has also contributed two of the album tracks as a songwriter. The majority of the new material was composed by Vinnie Moore, the album also featuring a song by Paul Raymond and a collaboration between Raymond and De Luca. The lyrics were penned by frontman Phil Mogg.
 
TRACKLISTING Digipak
 
01. The Killing Kind
02. Run Boy Run
03. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun
04. Sugar Cane
05. Devils In The Detail
06. Precious Cargo
07. The Real Deal
08. One And Only
09. Messiah Of Love
10. Rolling Rolling
11. King Of The Hill (Bonus Track)
 
TRACKLISTING Jewel Case
 
01. The Killing Kind
02. Run Boy Run
03. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun
04. Sugar Cane
05. Devils In The Detail
06. Precious Cargo
07. The Real Deal
08. One And Only
09. Messiah Of Love
10. Rolling Rolling
 
Tracklisting LP
 
Side 1
01. The Killing Kind
02. Run Boy Run
03. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun

Side 2
01. Sugar Cane
02. Devils In The Detail
03. Precious Cargo

Side 3
01. The Real Deal
02. One And Only
03. Messiah Of Love
 
Side 4
01. Rolling Rolling
02. King Of The Hill (Bonus Track)
 
23 February 2015 will see the European release (Scandinavia: 18 February 2015 / Germany: 20 February 2015 / US: 3 March 2015) as Digipak (including poster and bonus track), jewel case, vinyl coloured double LP and download.
 
 
TOUR DATES 2015
 
FEBRUARY
Fri 20 Germany, Barby Rautenkranz
Sat 21 Germany, Berlin K17
Sun 22 Germany, Hagen/Osnabrück Saal Stock
Mon 23 Germany, Hamburg Downtown Blues Club
Wed 25 Germany, Mannheim Alte Seillerei
Thu 26 Germany, Bochum Zeche
Fri 27 Germany, Siegburg Kubana
Sat 28 Germany, Affalter Zur Lindee
 
MARCH
Mon 02 Germany, Rostock Mau Club
Wed 04 Poland, Warsaw Stodola
Thu 05 Lithuania, Vilnius  Forum Palace
Fri 06 Poland, Krakow Kwadrat
Sat 07 Czech Rep., Zlin Masters of Rock Café
Mon 09 Germany, Burgrieden/Ulm  Riffelhof
Tue 10 Germany, Osterode Dorster FFesthalle
Wed 11 Germany, Freiburg Jazzhaus
Thu 12 Switzerland, Zug Choller Haalle
 
APRIL
Thu 16 England, Norwich Waterfront
Fri 17 England, Cambridge Junction
Sat 18 England, Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Sun 19 England, Manchester Ritz
Tue 21 Ireland, Dublin The Academy
Wed 22 N. Ireland, Belfast The Limelight
Fri 24 England, Glasgow O2 ABC
Sat 25 England, Newcastle O2 Academy
Sun 26 England, Leeds O2 Academy
Tue 28 England, Nottingham Rock City
Thu 30 England, Bristol O2 Academy
 
MAY
Fri 01 England, Falmouth Pavilion
Sat 02 England, Exeter Phoenix
Sun 03 England, Salisbury City Hall
Tue 05 England, Brighton Concorde 2
Wed 06 England, Oxford O2 Academy
Thu 07 England, London HMV Forum
 
 
Photo from left to right:
Rob De Luca (bass), Phil Mogg (vocals), Andy Parker (drums), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar)
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Thu
27
Nov

MICHAEL SCHENKER December 2014 UK Tour Date

Thursday, November 27, 2014
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PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS WESTERN SAND and TYSON SCHENKER’S BAND STATE VILLAINS*
*LONDON O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE SHOW ONLY

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE – www.thegigcartel.com

FEATURING SONGS FROM THE NEW ALBUM
"BRIDGE THE GAP"
PLUS ALL THE MSG, UFO
AND THE SCORPIONS ROCK CLASSICS

The award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will embark on a nationwide UK tour at the Newcastle O2 Academy from 10th December. Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898 or from www.thegigcartel.com.

Michael Schenker is proud to announce specials guests for the "Bridge the Gap" tour will be Bournemouth Rockers Western Sand.

At O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 20th December - in addition to Western Sand - the phenomenal State Villains featuring Michael’s son, Tyson Schenker on guitar, will be opening up the show.

The State Villains track "Done Crawling" is available to download from SoundCloud HERE


State Villains (L-R) Pat Casey, Tyson Schenker, Lee Downs, Nik One-Take

Schenker will perform tracks from his current studio album "Bridge The Gap" which features the new single "Lord Of The Lost And Lonely".

Four days before his UK tour kicks off, Schenker will headline Planet Rockstock Festival at Trecco Bay in South Wales on Saturday 6th December

Scottish vocalist Doogie White, who co-wrote the album with Schenker, soars across every song, and stamps his enthusiastic personality with every note and phrase. Wayne Findlay adds another dimension to the dynamic, classic Schenker sound with his Dean 7 string guitar and keyboard orchestrations.

Bridge the Gap is a thunderous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light. Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by top drawer musicians.


Photo Credit: © Diana Fabbricatore

MICHAEL SCHENKER
DECEMBER 2014 UK TOUR

PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS WESTERN SAND and
TYSON SCHENKER’S BAND STATE VILLAINS*

*LONDON O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE SHOW ONLY

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE – www.thegigcartel.com

NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY
WEDNESDAY 10th DECEMBER 2014

Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SW
www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk

GLASGOW O2 ABC
THURSDAY 11th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA
www.o2abc.co.uk

NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
FRIDAY 12th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0845 413 4444, 0844 478 0898
Book Online:www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com, www.alt-tickets.co.uk
8 Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GG
www.rock-city.co.uk

MANCHESTER RITZ
SATURDAY 13th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets £24.75
Box Office 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ
www.hmvritz.com

LEEDS O2 ACADEMY
MONDAY 15th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
55 Cookridge Street, LS2 3AW
www.o2academyleeds.co.uk

BILSTON THE ROBIN
TUESDAY 16th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 01902 401211
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
Doors: 7:30pm Stage: 8:00pm
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk

NORWICH WATERFRONT
WEDNESDAY 17th DECEMBER

Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 01603 508050
Doors: 7:30pm Stage: 8:00pm
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
University of East Anglia’s Box Office: www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk
139-141 King St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QH

BRISTOL O2 ACADEMY
FRIDAY 19th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA
www.o2academybristol.co.uk

LONDON O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
SATURDAY 20th DECEMBER 2014

Tickets: £27.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
London Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT
www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk

PLANET ROCKSTOCK
PRESENTS MICHAEL SCHENKER
SATURDAY 6th DECEMBER
2014
TICKETS: www.planetrock.com/rockstock
TRECCO BAY, PORTHCAWL, WALES, CF36 5PW

Photo Credit: © Tallee Savage

Bridge The Gap features Schenker’s Temple of Rock band, comprising ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), ex-Rainbow vocalist Doogie White and Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards).

The new LP includes thirteen adrenalin-fuelled melodic rock’n’roll songs that showcase Schenker’s distinctive and explosive guitar playing, valiantly underpinned by the ferocious rhythm section of Rarebell and Buchholz, marking the first time Schenker, Rarebell and Buchholz have appeared on the same album since the Scorpions’ 1979 Lovedrive

Vocalist Doogie White, who co-wrote the album with Schenker, soars across every song, and stamps his enthusiastic personality with every note.  Wayne Findlay adds another dimension to the dynamic, classic Schenker sound with his Dean 7 string guitar and keyboard orchestrations.

Bridge the Gap is a thunderous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light.  Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by top drawer musicians.


Photo Credit: © Steve Brinkman

The album, recorded at Kidroom Studios, Germany, was produced by Schenker and co-produced and engineered by Michael Voss.

"I sent material to Doogie in the New Year and he started writing melodies and lyrics," says Schenker.  There was a lot of energy flying about during the recording process. I had the same drive making this album as I had when I was 16.  I wanted it fast, heavy and melodic.  It felt like bridging the gap from my teenage and Lovedrive years to what I am doing now.  I’m back to where I was a long time ago and I love it."

"Never having really written with Michael before, apart from When the Devil Knows You’re Dead (from 2011’s Temple of Rock album), I didn’t know how flexible he would be writing wise," recalls Doogie."  I recorded some vocal tracks as ideas and when Michael heard them we were off and running.  Within two weeks we were in the studio laying down tracks."

Schenker admits that when he wrote this album, he tried to get a balance between songs that are heavy, fast and melodic, complimented by his signature guitar solos.

"I wanted to combine the old with the new," says Schenker. "That’s why the album’s called Bridge The GapWith Wayne playing 7 string guitar we created some low, heavy modern sounds.  Since I play and experiment on a regular basis, I always have some new, fresh sparks to share when I record a new album.  I am inspired from within.  It’s infinite like a kaleidoscope."

"As former members of the Scorpions, Herman, Francis and I have been out of the loop of rock’n’roll for quite a while.  Getting together for the first time since the Lovedrive album is an incredible jump. We’re connecting the past with the present. We’re bridging the gap."

Schenker remains philosophical about the name of the new album.  He believes the name reflects what is going on in the fast-moving world around him.

"Everything that is currently going on in this world is showing that people are desperate for change. We need to bridge the gap of poverty. There are too many innocent people getting killed in terrorist attacks. We need to leave all of this chaos behind us.  We have to be strong. We have to continue moving forward, working together in a balanced way."

Schenker is amazed how melodic the new album turned out, but he still insists the songs still feature a bit of darkness as well.

"I came up with the name of the album, before I even started writing. When Doogie started writing the lyrics to the new songs he had something to go by."

Photo Credit: © Kevin Estrada

"BRIDGE THE GAP" - TRACK LISTING

1. NEPTUNE RISING
2. WHERE THE WILD WINDS BLOW
3. HORIZONS
4. LORD OF THE LOST AND LONELY
5. ROCK'N'ROLL SYMPHONY
6. TO LIVE FOR THE KING
7. LAND OF THUNDER
8. TEMPLE OF THE HOLY
9. SHINE ON
10. BRIDGES WE HAVE BURNED
11. BECAUSE YOU LIED
12. BLACK MOON RISING
13. DANCE FOR THE PIPER
14. FAITH (VOCALS: DON DOKKEN) (BONUS TRACK)

All songs produced by:
 Michael Schenker and Michael Voss

All songs are written by:
Music - Michael Schenker
Lyrics - Doogie White
Except: ‘Neptune Rising' (Michael Schenker)
Bonus track "Faith" appears on the Special Edition,
featuring Don Dokken (vocals)


Photo Credit: © Steve Brinkman

MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK
THE MAKING OF THE NEW ALBUM

Michael Schenker and Herman Rarebell met on and off over the years and eventually decided to do something together.  Schenker hadn’t performed UFO material for a while, and decided to put a touring project together with Best of Michael Schenker material.  Pete Way showed up at one of Schenker’s MSG Shows and appeared to be in good spirit, and was invited to Brighton to jam together. At the same time, Schenker was about ready to start working on a new album. He went to a studio in Muenster to record a demo. Michael Voss was engineering and laid down guide vocals.

Schenker liked his voice and asked Voss if he wanted to do the singing.  When Schenker finished the demo he played it to Pete and Herman. They liked what they heard and immediately offered to become the rhythm section. The result was 2011’s "Temple Of Rock" album which featured guest musicians including Star Trek’s Captain Kirk (William Shatner) who recorded the spoken word intro on the album.  Schenker ended up playing on Shatner’s solo album. Vocalist Doogie White also appeared on the album. Schenker wrote a song specially suited for Doogie’s vocals - "Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead".

The song became a favourite on the album and was A-listed on Planet Rock radio in the UK. When it was time for Schenker to go on tour, Michael Voss wasn’t available, so he had to find a replacement.

Having Robin McAuley singing on one song, Schenker thought about having different line-ups between Voss, McAuley and Doogie (based on their availability). Voss toured with Schenker in Japan, McAuley toured with Schenker in the USA, and Doogie toured with Schenker in Europe. 

Michael Schenker. Photo Credit: © Steve Brinkman

The song became a favourite on the album and was A-listed on Planet Rock radio in the UK. When it was time for Schenker to go on tour, Michael Voss wasn’t available, so he had to find a replacement.

Having Robin McAuley singing on one song, Schenker thought about having different line-ups between Voss, McAuley and Doogie (based on their availability). Voss toured with Schenker in Japan, McAuley toured with Schenker in the USA, and Doogie toured with Schenker in Europe. 

When Schenker was getting ready for the European tour, he learned that Pete Way was not well so he asked Herman Rarebell what Francis Buchholz was up to due to the fact that Schenker performed several Scorpions songs in his set.  Francis was happy to join for our European tour with Doogie on vocals and Wayne Findlay on guitar and keyboards. The tour was so successful that Schenker decided to film one of the concerts for a live DVD.  The band got stronger and stronger and completed their European tour, but more offers were coming in to perform additional gigs.

Schenker seized the opportunity to record an album after the end of the first leg of their European tour. There was a six month window. Doogie was ready to go for it and so was the rest of the band. Schenker started laying down tracks and gave the material to Doogie so he could start writing the lyrics. Off they went recording with Michael Voss as their engineer/ co-producer. Everything went like clockwork and was finished before the set off to tour Russia in April 2013. 

The band toured for another three months in Europe and grew stronger. After finishing the second part of the tour, they got back together and remixed and re-mastered the album.  Entitled "Bridge The Gap", the album will be released December 2nd 2013.  In 2014, Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock will embark on a North American tour. "We’re ready to rock," says Schenker.


Photo Credit: © Sakura Henderson

Michael Schenker Essential Web Links

Michael Schenker - Official Website
www.michaelschenkerhimself.com

Michael Schenker - Official Facebook
www.facebook.com/MichaelSchenkerRocks

inakustik - Official Website
www.in-akustik.com

 
Fri
21
Nov

UFO New Album 'A Conspiracy Of Stars' Out February 23

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Monday, February 23, 2015
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UFO - New Album A CONSPIRACY OF STARS out on 23 February 2015

European tour to start February 2015


 

The rumours have been doing the rounds for months, now it-s official at last: 23 February 2015 will see the European release (Germany: 20 February 2015 / US: 3 March 2015) of the latest studio recording by British rock legend UFO, their 22nd to date. The album will be called A Conspiracy Of Stars, and the band consisting of Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Andy Parker (drums) and Rob De Luca (bass) have recorded almost a dozen fantastic new songs, produced and mixed in the Kentish town of Deal by Chris Tsangarides, renowned for his work with acts such as Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy and Gary Moore. A Conspiracy Of Stars will be available as a Digipak (including poster and bonus track), jewel case, vinyl double LP and for download.

More or less simultaneously with the release, UFO are scheduled to go on tour in February and March 2015, playing Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Switzerland, and more, followed by a tour of Britain and Ireland in April and May.

The band is already looking forward to the reactions to their latest release: -A Conspiracy Of Stars is another successful combination of those typical UFO elements with fresh, contemporary ideas. We-re confident that not only our longstanding supporters will get their money-s worth, but that younger rock fans will also enjoy the album. We look forward to seeing you on tour!-

TOUR DATES 2015

FEBRUARY

Fri 20 Germany, Barby - Rautenkranz

Sat 21 Germany, Berlin - K17

Sun 22 Germany, Hagen/Osnabr-ck - Saal Stock

Mon 23 Germany, Hamburg - Downtown Blues Club

Wed 25 Germany, Mannheim - Alte Seilerei

Thu 26 Germany, Bochum - Zeche

Fri 27 Germany, Siegburg - Kubana

Sat 28 Germany, Affalter - Zur Linde

MARCH

Mon 02 Germany, Rostock - Mau Club

Wed 04 Poland, Warsaw - Stodola

Thu 05 Lithuania, Vilnius  - Forum Palace

Fri 06 Poland, Krakow - KKwadrat

Sat 07 Czech Rep., Zlin - Masters of Rock Caf-

Mon 09 Germany, Burgrieden/Ulm  - Riffelhof

Tue 10 Germany, Osterode - Dorster Festhalle

Wed 11 Germany, Freiburg - Jazzhaus

Thu 12 Switzerland, Zug -- Choller Halle

APRIL

Thu 16 England, Norwich - Waterfront

Fri 17 England, Cambridge - Junction

Sat 18 England, Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall

Sun 19 England, Manchester - Ritz

Tue 21 Ireland, Dublin - The Academy

Wed 22 N. Ireland, Belfast - The Limelight

Fri 24 England, Glasgow - O2 ABC

Sat 25 England, Newcastle - O2 Academy

Sun 26 England, Leeds - O2 Academy

Tue 28 England, Nottingham - Rock City

Thu 30 England, Bristol - O2 Academy

MAY

Fri 01 England, Falmouth - Pavilion

Sat 02 England, Exeter - Phoenix

Sun 03 England, Salisbury - City Hall

Tue 05 England, Brighton - Concorde 2

Wed 06 England, Oxford - O2 Academy

Thu 07 England, London - HMV Forum


 
 
 
Photo from left to right: Rob De Luca (bass), Phil Mogg (vocals), Andy Parker (drums), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar)
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Mon
17
Nov

Double Stop Podcast - VINNIE MOORE

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Monday, November 17, 2014
Categories: 
 
This week on The Double Stop, Vinnie Moore (Solo, UFO, Alice Cooper, Red Zone Rider) discusses how he picked up the guitar, his first gig (a Pepsi Commercial), working with Vicious Rumors, and his early instrumental albums. He also covers working with Alice Cooper, how he responded to grunge, how he joined UFO (this one blew my mind), the formation of Red Zone Rider, and his future plans.
 
 
 
Tue
04
Nov

UFO & MOTORHEAD Blu-Ray Due Via SPV

Artist: 
Friday, November 28, 2014
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- Now Available at SPV / Steamhammer, selected Rock Classics on Blu-ray! -
 
"Stagefright" by MOTORHEAD  and "Showtime" by UFO  will be released through SPV/Steamhammer for the first time on Blu-ray. Both are a "must have" for the fans!

Stage Fright was recorded during a show at the Phillipshalle in Dusseldorf, Germany on December 7, 2004. The set features 20 songs from the entire Motorhead history, including 'Overkill', 'Ace Of Spades' and 'Iron Fist'. This memorable occasion was shot with 23 high definition cameras under the direction of Sven Offen (Papa Roach, Heather Nova, Gronemeyer, Toten Hosen, among others). The late Gert Hof, famous not only for his work with Rammstein, was enlisted to take care of the show's light design. The fans can also expect a lot of bonus material like making of, a fan special, testimonials, slide show, backstage rider and much more.

During the world tour for the album "You Are Here" UFO filmed a concert in May 2005 at the Pumpwerk Wilhelmshaven in Germany. Now "Showtime" will be released for the first time as Blu-ray incl. a fantastic acoustic session which was recorded at the Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany. More bonus material, like making of and history interviews, is also included and you can see the last performances with the band of Drummer Jason Bonham, the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, and Pete Way who had to leave the band due to health reasons soon after.

Both Blu-rays will be released in Germany on November 28th 2014, in Europe on December 1st 2014 and in the USA on January 20th 2015.

There will be more Blu-ray releases in 2015 for example  AXEL RUDI PELL and much more. Stay tuned for more infos!
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Fri
19
Sep

HOUSE OF X Debut Due Out October 24

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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House of X
 
Release Date: 24 October
 
 
The Band is:
Danny Peyronel – Lead Vocals (ex UFO)
Laurence Archer – Guitar, Backing Vocals (Grand Slam, Phil Lynott)
Clive Edwards – Drums (Wild Horses)
Rocky Newton – Bass, Backing Vocals (Lionheart and ex MSG)
 
Track List:
1) Do Me Wrong  2) No More Tequila  3) Long Arm Of The Law  4) No Way Home 5) The Road Less Troubled  6) Martian Landscape  7) Rage  8) Alive  9) Busted  10) Second Son  11) House Of Lies  12) Millions
 
All songs are by Archer/Edwards/Newton/Peyronel
except Martian Landscape by Peyronel.
 
 
The two-up, two down, features, on the Ground Floor, the powerhouse foundation of CLIVE EDWARDS (Drums) and ROCKY NEWTON (Bass/BV’s)On the First Floor, there’s the magic of LAURENCE ARCHER (Guitar/BV’s) and the seemingly unstoppable drive of DANNY PEYRONEL (Lead Vox).
 
All the materials used in this construction were forged in some of England’s best, toughest and most demanding quarries and foundries, the guys having worked between them previously with: WILD HORSES, DEF LEPPARD, MEAT LOAF, PHIL LYNOTT’s GRAND SLAM, LIONHEART, TARZEN, NICK MASON, SWEET and of course, MSG and UFO, to name just a few!!!
 
They have spent two years honing their sound live in Britain and Europe, in front of a steadily growing band of enthusiastic fans, whilst performing a set consisting
of re-worked, high-octane versions of songs from their previous lives, many of which they wrote.
 
After showcasing their new material with hyper-encouraging results during the last few months, Clive, Rocky, Laurence & Danny went into the studio and the result is the exciting new release By House of X.
 
British Hard rock played as it should be… 
 
Tue
16
Sep

MICHAEL SCHENKER Announces UK Tour Dates

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Categories: 
 
The award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will embark on a nationwide UK tour at the Newcastle O2 Academy from 10th December. Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898 or from www.thegigcartel.com.
 
Schenker will perform tracks from his current studio album "Bridge The Gap" which features the new single "Lord Of The Lost And Lonely".
Four days before his UK tour kicks off, Schenker will headline Planet Rockstock Festival at Trecco Bay in South Wales on Saturday 6th December
 

 
Scottish vocalist Doogie White, who co-wrote the album with Schenker, soars across every song, and stamps his enthusiastic personality with every note and phrase. Wayne Findlay adds another dimension to the dynamic, classic Schenker sound with his Dean 7 string guitar and keyboard orchestrations.
 
Bridge the Gap is a thunderous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light. Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by top drawer musicians.
 
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