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Monday, October 09, 2006

NAKED BEGGARS, the band featuring CINDERELLA members Eric Brittingham (bass) and Jeff LaBar (guitar) alongside Eric's wife Inga Brittingham (vocals), will enter the studio in December to record its third album. The upcoming CD will be the group's first since the addition of drummer Lisa Rav, who is described in a press release as "the best rock drummer rock has seen in a long time. . . Lisa brings tremendous talent and new possibilities to the band. In addition to her drumming skills and experience, she is an accomplished vocalist. She is a hard-hitting, visual performer who we feel is a perfect fit for us."

L.E.O is a project inspired by Electric Light Orchestra's music featuring –
Bleu - Vocals
Andy Stuermer - Vocals (Jellyfish)
Mike Viola - Vocals,Guitar (Candy Butchers)
Jason Scheff - Vocals,Bass (Chicago)
John Fields - Instruments,production
Steve Gorman - Drums (Black Crowes)
Paula Kelley - Vocals
and many more........
The album "Alpacas Orgling" will be out Oct.17th on Cheap Lullaby records.

DREAM THEATER have left their current label Atco.

GUNS ‘N’ ROSES claim Nov 21st will see the release of the long delayed ‘Chinese Democracy’ album.

MARILLION will release their new album in March next year.

U2 have left Island Records to join Mercury although both are owned by the Universal Group.

The SCORPIONS are scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Monday, October 9 to begin recording their new album with songwriter/producer Desmond Child. The SCORPIONS' Wacken Open Air 2006 performance will be broadcast on German TV on the "Rockpalast" program on October 16 (Sunday night/Monday morning) between 12:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Central European time.

PRESS RELEASES

The Ragnarok Festival that was scheduled to take place on November 4th in Perth, which was to feature performances from the likes of Doro Pesch, Gamma Ray & Elvenking has been cancelled. The organisers of the event have issued the following statement with regard to the cancellation:

"It is with deep regret that Metalism UK has to announce the cancellation of the Ragnarok Festival, scheduled for 4/11/06 in Perth, Scotland. It has not been an easy decision to reach, and one we are extremely disappointed to have to make, however due to the low volume of ticket sales, combined with the higher than expected operating costs, we are unable to proceed with the show.
Our sincerest apologies to everybody who has supported us since the announcement of the festival, to the bands, and especially to the people who have already purchased tickets. Refunds are currently being arranged and should all be completed within the next two weeks.."


Belfast City Council holds a tribute to the late Rory Gallagher on December 29. As well as performances from ex-Mama’s Boys guitarist Pat McManus and band, plus tribute act Sinnerboy, a memorial plaque will be unveiled by Rory’s brother and manager Donal. There will also be a screening of Rory’s 1984 Ulster Hall concert and an exhibition of memorabilia. Tickets priced £10 are available from the Ulster Hall box office (telephone 028 9032 3900)

GIG NEWS

TOWERS OF LONDON will support the NEW YORK DOLLS on their UK dates.

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