Axel Rudi Pell

Fri
20
Feb

AXEL RUDI PELL's 25th Anniversary Show 'Magic Moments' Due on CD/DVD


- "Magic Moments - 25th Anniversary Special Show" - the anniversary concert out in April -

It was a hot summer night and the beach was burning Wrong song, wrong place! But the weather gods smiled on Axel Rudi Pell on that memorable magic evening of July 11th 2014:  There had been a severe weather alert, but in the end the floodgates of heaven opened only during the last song of his regular set, the Rainbow classic “Long Live Rock´n´Roll“. “That was Ronnie James Dio crying from above,” promoter Horst E. Franz speculated while bidding his farewells to the almost 15.000 drenched- but-happy fans at the festival site.

Three hours before the sun went down, creating a beautiful atmosphere at the ´Bang Your Head´ festival in Balingen/Germany, where Axel Rudi Pell celebrated his 25th anniversary as a solo artist with a once-in-a-life-time performance. The CDs and DVDs document a show that is unlikely to ever be seen again in this constellation - a special present the protagonist had worked hard for. It took almost a year to set everything up: “The actual organisation started in the summer of 2014 when the promoter and I went public with the idea of this event,” Axel tells with obvious relief. He´s still happy about how things have turned out. With a little help from his friends at his booking agency, the Bochum guitarist set up an extraordinary line-up. “It was mostly all about personal contacts”, because after more than 30 years in the business Axel Rudi Pell is not only well-known, but also well-respected in the worldwide rock community, so the affix “& Friends“ is not one of those usual exaggerations. Almost all of his favoured candidates agreed on this one July date.

As Axel is an early bird, the whole organisation was fairly easy. Of course there were rehearsals, but only one day before the show. Over fifty minutes worth of footage from those remarkable sessions are featured on the DVD and Blu-ray versions of this package. During those sessions Axel realized that something unique was happening. “Everybody involved had a blast and was right on track,” he remembers. Unfortunately, Doogie White had a prior engagement with Michael Schenker on that rehearsal day, but was replaced with ARP frontman Johnny Gioeli. And except for Charlie Huhn, who had already agreed to play a gig in the USA with his current band Foghat, Axel´s former singers turned out in full force: Rob Rock (1991) and Jeff Scott Soto (1991-1997) together with long-time ARP drummer Joerg Michael (until 1998) took the stage by storm after a historical four-song Steeler reunion at the beginning of the show.

Axel´s current line-up put on a best-of show with a blisteringly atmospheric version of the Neil Young classic “Hey Hey My My“ and a few epic ARP classics like “Mystica“, “The Masquerade Ball“, “Casbah“ and “Into The Storm“. You could feel those goose bumps spring up, and the climax was still to come: after a furioso battle between drum gods Vinny Appice and Bobby Rondinelli, a long list of rock legends took the Balingen stage: stepping in for Joe Lynn Turner, who was tied up with business affairs, Pretty Maids frontman Ronnie Atkins performed a superb version of Deep Purple´s “Black Night“, including audience sing along. Then John Lawton, the former voice of Uriah Heep, demonstrated why he still deserves a lot of “Sympathy“ (Uriah Heep), and he was still looking for some “Tush“ (ZZ Top). When ex-Rainbow keyboard player Tony Carey joined in for an emotional “Mistreated“, the now available Doogie White and Johnny Gioeli set the roof on fire. Graham Bonnet, another Rainbow veteran from the glorious “Down To Earth“ era, remembered the good old times with “Since You Been Gone“ and, of course, the aforementioned “Long Live Rock´n´Roll“. At the end of those three hours plus all guests (and friends!) gathered on stage for the grand finale “Smoke On The Water“. A legendary evening drew to a spectacular close. Are you happy, Axel? “Of course! I could have played at least for another hour.” Did anything go wrong? Notthing, but there was no way we could have prevented those long change-overs in between.“ But at least the weather gods smiled

To get an idea what really happened that night, here is "Black Night" - live feat. Ronnie Atkins: https://soundcloud.com/steamhammer-spv/axel-rudi-pell-black-night-live-feat-ronnie-atkins

Tracklisting:

Call Her Princess - Steeler
Night After Night - Steeler
Rockin´ The City - Steeler
Undercover Animal - Steeler
Nasty Reputation - Rob Rock, Joerg Michael
Warrior - Jeff Scott Soto, Joerg Michael
Fool Fool - Jeff Scott Soto, Joerg Michael

(Current Arp Band)
Burning Chains
Strong As A Rock
Long Way To Go
Hey Hey My My
Mystica
Into The Storm
Too Late / Eternal Prisoner / Too Late
The Masquerade Ball / Casbah
Rock The Nation
Drum Battle - Vinnie Appice, Bobby Rondinelli
Black Night - Ronnie Atkins
Sympathy - John Lawton
Tush - John Lawton
Mistreated - Doogie White, Tony Carey, Johnny Gioeli

Since You Been Gone - Graham Bonnet, Michael Voss, Doogie White
Long Live Rock´N´Roll Doogie White, Graham Bonnet, Tony Carey
Smoke On The Water All Guests

Line-Up:
Axel Rudi Pell
- Guitars
Johnny Gioeli - Vocals
Ferdy Doernberg - Keyboards
Volker Krawczak - Bass
Bobby Rondinelli Drums

Friends:
Steeler: Peter Burtz (v), Tom Eder (g), Roland Hag (b), Jan Yiridal (dr)

Rob Rock (v), Jeff Scott Soto (v), Joerg Michael (dr), Vinny Appice (dr), Ronnie Atkins (v), John Lawton (v), Tony Carey (k, v), Doogie White (v), Graham Bonnet (v), Michael Voss (v)

Configurations / Release Dates:

Digipak 3 CD, Digipak 3 DVD (NTSC, code free), Blu-ray and download - out in Scandinavia on April 22nd, in Germany on April 24th, in Europe on April 27th and in the USA on April 28th through SPV/Steamhammer
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Thu
04
Sep

AXEL RUDI PELL Releases New Trailer For Second Leg Of 'Into The Storm' Tour


AXEL RUDI PELL releases a new trailer for the second part of the successful "Into The Storm-Tour" and adresses a statement to the fans:

"Now that the Deluxe Edition of 'Into The Storm' is released, we're very close to go out on the road and play some shows again. Our last show at the 'Zeche' Bochum on October 6th might be the last show of the 'Into The Storm' tour and we hope that a lot of people will show up for the final live celebration of this very special year of 2014.

ARP had the highest chart entries ever and we really had a blast playing as Headliners at the 'Bang Your Head' Festival back in July, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of my solo career. So get the album and come to the shows, we want YOU to rock with us !!!"

You can see the trailer here: http://youtu.be/MHX-uOhO54Y

Also to celebrate the second part of the 'Into The Storm' Tour, the chart album 'Into The Storm' got a deluxe treatment with a bonus CD consisting of brandnew live recordings and the latest video as an enhanced part. On top the deluxe edition has a new cover and a new extended 16 page booklet with new photos and new liner notes by Axel Rudi Pell and is out now!

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"Into The Storm"-Tour 2014 Part 2
AXEL RUDI PELL
special guests: REBELLIOUS SPIRIT

 
19.09. CH-Pratteln - Z7
20.09. NL-Zoetermeer - Boerderij
21.09. D-Cologne - Essigfabrik
23.09. D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
24.09. D-Munich - Backstage
26.09. A-Vienna - Szene
27.09. CZ-Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe
28.09. CZ-Prag - Matrix Music Club
30.09. D-Berlin - Huxleys
01.10. D-Bremen - Aladin
03.10. D-Karlsruhe - Substage
04.10. B-Vooselaar - Biebob
05.10. D-Bochum - Zeche (sold out)
06.10. D-Bochum - Zeche (new)

 
Ticket-Hotline Germany:  METALTIX +49-(0)4627/183838,  www.metaltix.de
Touragency: Continental Concerts

Line Up:

Johnny Gioeli - Lead and Backing Vocals
Axel Rudi Pell - Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
Ferdy Doernberg - Keyboards
Volker Krawczak - Bass
Bobby Rondinelli - Drums
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www.axel-rudi-pell.de
www.spv.de

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Thu
14
Aug

AXEL RUDI PELL 'Into The Storm' Deluxe Packaging Revealed


To celebrate the second part of the AXEL RUDI PELL 'Into The Storm' ' Tour, the Bochum show is already sold outt again and a second one was added, the successful album 'Into The Storm' gets a deluxe treatment with a bonus CD consisting of brandnew live recordings and the latest video as an enhanced part. On top the deluxe edition has a new cover and a new extended 16 page booklet with new photos and new liner notes by Axel Rudi Pell.

Release dates are for Scandinavia August 20th, Germany August 22nd, Europe August 25th and USA September 2nd.

You can see the deluxe edition here:

Tracklisting Digipak

CD 1

 1) THE INQUISITORIAL PROCEDURE   1:48

 2) TOWER OF LIES   4:26

 3) LONG WAY TO GO   5:32

 4) BURNING CHAINS   5:23

 5) WHEN TRUTH HURTS   6:46

 6) CHANGING TIMES   6:05

 7) TOUCHING HEAVEN   7:02

 8) HIGH ABOVE   4:49

 9) HEY HEY MY MY   5:02

10) INTO THE STORM   10:35

11) WHITE CATS (Opus #6 Scivolare)   4:54 (Bonus Track)

12) WAY TO MANDALAY   7:52 (Bonus Track)

CD 2

1. NASTY REPUTATION ' livve 2014 ( 05:45 min.)

2. STRONG AS A ROCK ' live 2014 ( 07:55 min.)

3. MEDLEY: Too Late / Call Her Princess / Eternal Prisoner / Too Late ' live 2014

( 13:30 min.)

4. LONG WAY TO GO - enhanced video (04:47)

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"Into The Storm"-Tour 2014 Part 2
AXEL RUDI PELL
special guests: REBELLIOUS SPIRIT
  19.09. CH-Pratteln - Z7
20.09. NL-Zoetermeer - Boerderij
21.09. D-Cologne - Essigfabrik
23.09. D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
24.09. D-Munich - Backstage
26.09. A-Vienna - Szene
27.09. CZ-Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe
28.09. CZ-Prag - Matrix Music Club
30.09. D-Berlin - Huxleys
01.10. D-Bremen - Aladin
03.10. D-Karlsruhe - Substage
04.10. B-Vooselaar - Biebob
05.10. D-Bochum - Zeche (sold out)
06.10. D-Bochum - Zeche (new)
 Ticket-Hotline Germany:  METALTIX +49-(0)4627/183838,  www.metaltix.de
Touragency: Continental Concerts
 

Line Up:

Johnny Gioeli - Lead and Backing Vocals

Axel Rudi Pell - Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars

Ferdy Doernberg - Keyboards

Volker Krawczak - Bass

Bobby Rondinelli - Drums
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www.axel-rudi-pell.de
www.spv.de


 
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Thu
19
Jun

AXEL RUDI PELL`S "INTO THE STORM" GETS DELUXE TREATMENT


After unbelievably topping both the German (#5) and Swiss (#9) charts with the latest album Into the Storm and selling out 7 dates of the first part of the Into the Storm-Tour in February there is still so much more to come from Axel Rudi Pell.

He released a new video 'Long Way to Go' and revealed the guest list for his 25th anniversary headliner gig on July 11th at the BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL in Balingen, Germany. Not only will he be joined on stage by Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Doogie White (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen), John Lawton (Uriah Heep), Tony Carey (Rainbow), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio) and the former ARP singers Jeff Scott Soto and Rob Rock, but he will also be reunited with the original members from his former band STEELER.

This show is not to be missed! http://www.bang-your-head.de/home.php

To celebrate the second part of the 'Into The Storm' ' Tour , the Bochum show is already sold outt again, the successful album 'Into The Storm' gets a deluxe treatment with a bonus CD consisting of brandnew live recordings and the latest video as an enhanced part. On top the deluxe edition has a new cover and a new extended 16 page booklet with new photos and new liner notes by Axel Rudi Pell. Release dates are for Scandinavia August 20th, Germany August 22nd, Europe August 25th and USA September 2nd.

Then Axel Rudi Pell will continue with the second part of the Into the Storm-Tour. Once again, they will be supported by young German newcomers REBELLIOUS SPIRIT, who were so impressive on the first part of the tour, they've been invited back.

Tracklisting Digipak

CD 1

 1) THE INQUISITORIAL PROCEDURE   1:48

 2) TOWER OF LIES   4:26

 3) LONG WAY TO GO   5:32

 4) BURNING CHAINS   5:23

 5) WHEN TRUTH HURTS   6:46

 6) CHANGING TIMES   6:05

 7) TOUCHING HEAVEN   7:02

 8) HIGH ABOVE   4:49

 9) HEY HEY MY MY   5:02

10) INTO THE STORM   10:35

11) WHITE CATS (Opus #6 Scivolare)   4:54 (Bonus Track)

12) WAY TO MANDALAY   7:52 (Bonus Track)

CD 2

1. NASTY REPUTATION ' livve 2014 ( 05:45 min.)

2. STRONG AS A ROCK ' live 2014 ( 07:55 min.)

3. MEDLEY: Too Late / Call Her Princess / Eternal Prisoner / Too Late ' live 2014 ( 13:30 min.)

4. LONG WAY TO GO - enhanced video (04:47)

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AXEL RUDI PELL released a new video for the song "Long Way To Go", taken from "Into The Storm". The video was directed by Tim Assmann (Kingdom Come and others).

You can see the video here:

 http://youtu.be/3tLsZa7wk6Q

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"Into The Storm"-Festivals 2014
AXEL RUDI PELL
11.07. D-Balingen - Bang Your Head Festival
12.07. A-Kufstein - Open Air am Fischergries (special guest of Deep Purple)

"Into The Storm"-Tour 2014 Part 2
AXEL RUDI PELL
special guests: REBELLIOUS SPIRIT
  19.09. CH-Pratteln - Z7
20.09. NL-Zoetermeer - Boerderij
21.09. D-Cologne - Essigfabrik
23.09. D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
24.09. D-Munich - Backstage
26.09. A-Vienna - Szene
27.09. CZ-Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe
28.09. CZ-Prag - Matrix Music Club
30.09. D-Berlin - Huxleys
01.10. D-Bremen - Aladin
03.10. D-Karlsruhe - Substage
04.10. B-Vooselaar - Biebob
05.10. D-Bochum - Zeche (sold out)
 Ticket-Hotline Germany:  METALTIX +49-(0)4627/183838,  www.metaltix.de
Touragency: Continental Concerts


 

Line Up:

Johnny Gioeli - Lead and Backing Vocals
Axel Rudi Pell - Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
Ferdy Doernberg - Keyboards
Volker Krawczak - Bass
Bobby Rondinelli - Drums
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www.axel-rudi-pell.de
www.spv.de

 
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Thu
22
May

AXEL RUDI PELL CELEBRATES 30 YEARS AT BANG YOUR HEAD

July 11, 2014 will see Axel Rudi Pell celebrate his 25th Anniversary as a solo artist by performing a very special show at the prestigious Bang Your Head Festival, in Balingen, Germany.
Today Axel reveals all the secrets:

"This year we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of my solo career, my first solo album Wild Obsession came out in 1989. Therefore, we will play a very special and unique Show at the Bang Your Head!!! Festival in Balingen, Germany, on July 11th to celebrate this and we will headline the festival on that day!
This will be no regular show by far! Of course we will play a lot of songs with the recent AXEL RUDI PELL line-up featuring Johnny Gioeli, Bobby Rondinelli, Ferdy Doernberg, Volker Krawczak and myself, but this will only be 1/3 of the complete show approx... As this year also sees the 30th Recording Anniversary of my former band Steeler (the first record was released in 1984), we will reunite in the original Line-Ups (Peter Burtz, Tom Eder, Jan Yildiral and both Bassplayers Roland Hag and Volker Krawczak) to perform a couple of songs for you. The reunion will only happen on that day and it will be an exclusive one-off!
Furthermore we will have a few ARP vintage members there and we're proud to announce that both Vocalists Rob Rock and Jeff Scott Soto among original Drummer Joerg Michael will enter the stage too to play a few older ARP tracks!
As this ain't enough … Lol…, I invited some other musical guests and friends to play a few cover tracks together and I'm really proud to announce the following guests in no particular order:

Graham Bonnet (ex- Rainbow, -MSG, -Alcatrazz), Joe Lynn Turner (ex- Rainbow, -Deep Purple, -Yngwie Malmsteen) Doogie White (ex- Rainbow, -Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock) John Lawton (ex- Uriah Heep, -Lucifers Friend), Tony Carey (ex- Rainbow), Vinny Appice (ex- Black Sabbath, -Heaven & Hell, -DIO).
Be there at this very very special Show, which will be a lifetime event and will last for more than 3 hours. Have fun!"

Axel Rudi Pell released a new video for the song "Long Way To Go", taken from the latest chart album "Into The Storm". The video was directed by Tim Assmann: youtu.be/3tLsZa7wk6Q.
WebLinks: www.axel-rudi-pell.de / www.spv.de.

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