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Friday, April 20, 2007

THUNDER’s Harry James will still in for drummer Jimmy Copley on MAGNUM’s upcoming tour due to Jimmy Copley being taken ill.

TESLA has set a June 5 release date for its "covers" album, entitled "Real to Reel". The two-disc set will contain 25 tracks, and will only be available at the band's live shows. Songs that are expected to appear on the CD include:

Seasons Of Wither (Aerosmith)
Is It My Body (Alice Cooper)
Not Fragile (Bachman Turner Overdrive)
Shooting Star (Bad Company)
War Pigs (Black Sabbath)
Bell Bottom Blues (Derek & The Dominoes)
Walk Away (James Gang)
Thank You (Led Zeppelin)
Saturday Night Special (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Make It Last (Montrose)
Do You (Feel Like We Do) (Peter Frampton)
Day Of The Eagle (Robin Trower)
I Want To Take You Higher (Sly & The Family Stone)
Ball Of Confusion (Temptations)
I've Got A Feeling (The Beatles)
Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)
Street Fighting Man (Rolling Stones)
Bad Reputation (Thin Lizzy)
Dear Mr. Fantasy (Traffic)
Rock Bottom (UFO)
Stealin' (Uriah Heap)
Beer Drinkers, Hell Raisers (ZZ Top)

Vocalist Jeff Keith stated about upcoming collection, "We're going to call it 'Real 2 Reel' because we did it on two-inch tape, which nobody hardly ever does anymore. We wanted that warmth of the two-inch tape. That way it's real. Because with ProTools, let's face it — you can make anybody sound like anything. When it comes to tape, you're recording whatever you're laying down, so you've go to feel it. We kept it real-like-live. We would do two or three takes and go in and pick the best take, maybe fix a little part here and there. Of course all my vocals were scratch — and then when I would go in to do the vocals, I would do the same thing. Sing through it like three takes and pick the best one."

Guy/McCoy/Torme (GMT), which features in its ranks Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), has lined up the following dates:
Jul. 07, The Pitz, Milton Keynes, UK
Jul. 21, Riga Club, Southend, UK
Jul. 28, The Rock and Blues Custom Show, Derbyshire, UK
Aug. 11, Rainbow Spirit Enlightenment Fayre, Chepstow, UK
Sep. 29, Esquires, Bedford, UK
Nov. 02, Boardwalk, Sheffield, UK
Nov. 16, The Point, Cardiff, UK
Nov. 29, Carling Academy, Liverpool, UK
Dec. 01, Fibbers, York, UK

Guy/McCoy/Torme (GMT) recently entered the studio to begin recording its new album, tentatively due later in the year. The groups December 15, 2006 show at Bradford Gasworks was filmed for potential DVD release. Handling both guitar and vocals, Torme has partnered with his old compadre from Gillan, bassist John McCoy, who has worked with Joey Belladonna, Samson, and the UK Subs, among others; and drummer Robin Guy (whose credentials include Faith No More and Bruce Dickinson) to form the GMT three piece nucleus. Bernie Torme is known for heroically stepping in and saving the day for Ozzy Osbourne when Randy Rhoads tragically died. He also toured the world as the lead axeman in Gillan and formed Desperado with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and ex Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr, as well as fronting his own bands Eelectric Gypsies and Torme (featuring Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns/Girl fame).

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Escape Music are pleased to announce the release date of the much anticipated new album from the boys of Mass on June 25.
Crack Of Dawn features the track list: 1. It's You 2. Crack Of Dawn 3. Someday 4. Empty Soul 5. Hello 6. Magic Train 7. Monkey Brain 8. Sweet Lady Jane 9. Seven Days (Bonus Track) 10. Leaving You 11. Castle 12. Who Am I.
Here is an exclusive full title track Crack Of Dawn (.wma file) for melodicrock.com readers.
The new album is Produced and Mixed by Martin Kronlund at JM Recording Studio, Gothenburg, Sweden. Formed in 1980, this dedicated hard rock band from the Boston area has had numerous accomplishments. Most notably, they have sold over 100,000 albums worldwide.
Mass continues to have a strong following all over the United States and around the world. "Mass'" style continues to be driving hard rock with an edge and rocking melodies! Mass has performed with great acts such as Hanoi Rocks, Molly Hatchet, Winger, Stryper, Cheap Trick, Girlschool, Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush, Hurricane, Grim Reaper, Steven Stills and The Ramones along with many many others.
The band is Louis D'Augusta - Lead Vocals, Gene D'Itria - Guitars & Back up Vocals, Lou Spagnola - Bass & Back up Vocals, Joey “Vee” Vadala - Drums.

Escape Music through the very popular demands we are delighted to announce the release date of the un-released second album from Eyewitness titled Messiah Complex along with the self titled debut as a double CD digipak re-mastered and beautifully put together as always. Featuring: on lead vocals Todd Plant and on all guitars Ralph Santolla of the multi talented band Millennium.
Track List - Messiah Complex - 1 - Messiah Complex 2 - All We Are 3 - The Servant Has Become a Master 4 - Out Of Sight Out Of Mind 5 - Breaking Down The Walls 6 - Sea Of Sadness 7 - The Blade 8 - Guiding Hand 9 - Dreamscape 10 - Desert Rain 11 - I Think I Wanna Die Now 12 - Cries For Mercy.
Track list Eyewitness - 1 - The Killing Words 2 - Masters Of The World 3 - Still Half Alive 4 - Communication 5 - All I Wanted 6 - Far Away 7 - Dorian's Song 8 - Rising Sun 9 - Can't Stop 10 - Only You Can Rock me (UFO) 11 - Arms Of Love 12 - Life Goes On 13 - A Very Minor King.
The band is: J.Todd Plant - All Lead and Backing Vocals, Ralph Santolla - Guitars, Steve Hodson - Bass, Oliver Hanson - Drums.
The package will be released June 25.
www.escape-music.com


Gutiarist Dave Kilminster has released his rock album Scarlet! Ten tracks feature Dave's mind bending guitar licks and stunning vocals with a vast range of styles and influence. Fans of Asia have always been kind to Dave, who has worked alongside John Wetton in his solo work, and Asia. Dave, with John and Carl Palmer was a founding member of Qango.
More recently, Dave helped form the Keith Emerson band with drummer Pete Riley and bass player Phil Williams, who also appear on Scarlet. Dave is currently on tour with Roger Waters' Dark Side of the Moon Tour. You can learn more at www.davekilminster.com . Early reviews from fans and critics alike have been great! You'll want to give it a listen.

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