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Fri
20
Mar

THE BABYS Live In Los Angeles (Report)

By Gerry Gittelson Melodicrock.com Los Angeles correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA -- Once the darlings of rock radio in the 1970s, The Babys are back together after a long absence, and the former teen-idol band took a big step forward on Jan. 31 in a sold-out concert before a crowd of about 700 at the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach south of Los Angeles.

With a legion of baby boomers crowded up front and pumping their fists, The Babys tore through a nearly two-hour set that featured all the biggest hits like "Head First," "Midnight Rendez-Vous" and an especially well-executed version of "Isn't It Time."

Originals Wally Stocker (guitar) and Tony Brock (drums) still have the chops, and both still look pretty cool --  Brits never age, right? -- and The Babys have welcomed new singer John Bisaha, a redhead just like John Waite, who is not an easy man to replace.

 
Fri
20
Mar

VAN HALEN To Appear On "Ellen Show" April 2

  VAN HALEN will promote their new live album release and most likely their upcoming US summer/fall tour on the April 2 edition of The Ellen Show. No, the date is not a typo...   http://www.ellentv.com/episodes/van-halen-kimberly-snyder/  
 
Fri
20
Mar

MR. BIG 'The Vault' Expanded & Release Date Delay

  Japanese label Wowow Entertainment have updated the release date for the amazing MR. BIG Box Set The Vault, which is now due for release April 8 (and that may still be pushed back!)     The company has warned that the announcement cannot be re-printed or translated (who knows why), but that doesn't prevent interested folks taking a look for yourself! The UPDATED AND EXPANDED press release and track listing is here: http://wowowent.co.jp/news/detail/134   
 
Thu
19
Mar

WORLDVIEW Release Debut Album 'The Chosen Few' May 22

The debut album entitled "The Chosen Few" from the US melodic metal band WORLDVIEW will be released on May 22nd in Europe and on May 26th in North America through M24 Music Group.

Worldview features members from iconic bands like Sacred Warrior, Deliverance and Recon.

"The Chosen Few" is packed with a host of celebrity guest players: Oz Fox (Stryper) playing a blazing lead guitar, Les Carlsen (Bloodgood) laying down a dramatic guest vocal, Jimmy P. Brown (Deliverance) cutting some low and powerful background vocals.

 
Thu
19
Mar

RED DRAGON CARTEL Swaps Darren Smith For MICHAEL THOMAS BECK

  RED DRAGON CARTEL earlier today parted ways with vocalist Darren Smith. Now they've just announced a replacement, albeit perhaps only a temporary one:   "Red Dragon Cartel and singer Darren James Smith have officially parted ways. All scheduled shows will still take place as planned with Michael Thomas Beck on vocals. We would like to welcome Michael to RDC and we look forward to getting back on stage!"  
 
Thu
19
Mar

WHITESNAKE Launch The Purple Album EPK

  Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.   The band has now launched an EPK for the album, which can be viewed here:  

 
Wed
18
Mar

RIP Free's ANDY FRASER

  Another day, another tragic loss for the music world. Free's bass player/songwriter ANDY FRASER has died at the age of just 62.  This is a nice piece by Jim Farber from: www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/free-rocker-andy-fraser-dead-62-...     In the years between, that song became the gift-that-keeps-on-giving (All Right Now), generating millions of dollars for its authors. It was a No. 1 hit in over 20 countries and was recognized by ASCAP in 1990 for over 1 million radio plays in the U.S. alone. By Oct. of 2006, it passed the 3 million mark in plays in the U.K.  
 
Tue
17
Mar

RIP Drummer BRUCE CRUMP (China Sky, Molly Hatchet)

  More bad news from the rock community - the death of drummer BRUCE CRUMP.   His China Sky bandmates posted this earlier today:   "It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the passing of our brother, Bruce Crump.  
 
Tue
17
Mar

Aussie Rock Fans Double Header - THE RADIO SUN & BLACK MAJESTY

HEAVEN MEETS HELL - Saturday 6th June will host two hard and heavy genres of music with melodic rockers The Radio Sun & melodic metallers Black Majesty @ Musicland, Fawkner, Vic. Australia....definitely one to lock in the diary for the month of June.   www.facebook.com/TheRadioSun
 
Tue
17
Mar

THE MURDER OF MY SWEET Re-Sign To Frontiers For Third Album

  Frontiers Records are pleased to announce: "The Murder of My Sweet has signed with Frontiers for the release of their third studio album! "We are super happy to be on board with Frontiers again," says vocalist Angelica Rylin and we couldn't agree more with her sentiment!
 

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