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Biloxi

BILOXI RIGHT THE MUSIC BY SIGNING TO MTM:
MTM have announced signing a deal with American melodic rockers Biloxi! The deal is for the release of their new album Right The Music, which is even better than their cult debut album Let The Games Begin.
Biloxi was formed in 1989 in Los Angeles, California by founding member/vocalist Clyde Holly. The band released Let The Games Begin in 1992 which charted the band with a top ten CD in the Asian market and garnered the band a #1 "Import of the Year" in Europe. Biloxi received rave and enthusiastic reviews in all leading magazines all over the world. The brilliant new album Right The Music features strong songs with melodic rock roots encompassing thick harmonies, hook laden guitar riffs, a powerful drum style and Clyde Holly's excellent vocal style! The CD will be released in November.


Bigg Mouth

BIGG MOUTH CD RE-ISSUED:
The self titled BiggMouth album is the re-release of the internationally acclaimed debut of hard rock band Bigg Mouth.
The album was originally released on the Alfa label in Japan and distributed by Toshiba/EMI. The band's line up consisted of Tony Covino on vocals, Mike Mostert (Guitars), Tommy McGullam (Bass), and on drums Steve Riley (L.A. Guns, W.A.S.P).
The album was engineered by Grammy nominated Dan Hetzel.
The band's sound has been compared to The Bulletboys, Kiss, John Corabi, TNT and Love/Hate. Tony Harnell of TNT makes a special appearance on background vocals.
Order it via the website: www.biggmusicrecords.com


Brazen Abbot

BRAZEN ABBOT RECORDING NOW:
Nikolo Kotzev has updated his website with new Brazon Abbot news. Nikolo wrote to me last week saying an announcement was imminent - full line up details are now available.
That line up is: Joe Lynn Turner: vocals; Göran Edman: vocals; Jřrn Lande: vocals; Mic Michaeli: keyboards; John Levén: bass; Ian Haugland: drums & Nikolo Kotzev: guitars/songs
The album will feature 11 tracks and will be released later this year.


Glen Burtnik

Glen Burtnik's new solo album for Atenzia Records is tentatively titled Welcome To Hollywood.


Buckcherry

BUCKCHERRY SPLIT:
Buckcherry have split. The band have decided to call it a day after lead singer Joshua Todd decided to leave the band. Check out buckcherry.net for more details.


Boston

BOSTON GET CORPORATE WITH NEW ALBUM:
Boston have confirmed a track listing for their upcoming new studio album Corporate America. The album is the band's first since 1994's Walk On.
The album will include the following tracks:
I Had A Good Time . Stare Out Your Window . Corporate America . With You . Someone . Turn It Off . Cryin' . Didn't Mean To Fall In Love . You Gave Up On Love . Livin' For You (Live)
No release date has been picked, but a plan is in place. More on that when available. Great news to see the album in the final stages for release!


Blackmore's Night

Blackmore's Night, featuring Richie Blackmore and wife Kandice Night have recorded a live CD & DVD.
On 12th of August the single Home Again will be released with radio versions and remixes of the last album Fires at Midnight, for October a Live Album is planned on which songs of Rainbow will be performed for the first time! The shows at the Wartburg will be recorded for a DVD, the first DVD worldwide recorded on the ultra new DTS 96/24 sound system. This sound system (96 Khz and 24 Bit) is almost twice superior to the conventional / traditional DOLBY 5.1 standard (48 Khz und 16 Bit) and, therefore, promises an absolute new sound experience!
Perfect to bring this particular sound and optics of Blackmore's Night into the living room.


Sebastian Bach

SEB OUT OF TROUBLE - FOR NOW:
Current charges against rock singer Sebastian Bach will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for the next year. The former Broadway star and ex-lead singer of Skid Row was granted a conditional discharge of terroristic threats and drug possession charges during a municipal court hearing Monday in Middletown, N.J.

SEBASTIAN CHUCKS ANOTHER WOBBLY:
A gig review from buddy Mitch Lafon - Senior Writer for Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles:
Sebastian Bach & Friends - Forever Wild 2002 Tour, At The Northern Lights, In Clifton Park, NY, May 18th 2002
Like a crazed warrior, Sebastian Bach, invaded Clifton Park's only rock club with his 'Friends' (surprisingly, he has some left). Looking more glam than a Gary Glitter and Liza Minelli drag queen bastard child, Baz cranked out Skid Row after Skid Row hit. Luckily, Baz peppered his set with songs from his Bring 'Em Bach Alive solo record (every good concert needs built in pee breaks).
On this the night, Baz's band included former Anthrax hired gun axeman, Paul Crook, and Megadeth/Testament guitarist Al Pitrelli. Though Baz's vocals seemed lost in the mix, the band sounded great as they hammered out the best of Skid Row.
The just over 800 people in attendance were also treated to Broadway 'upstate NY' style with the addition of 'metalized' versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show's Time Warp and Jekyll & Hyde's Confrontation.
It was great seeing the Baz back on the rock stage, but it may be the last time in a while. Having burnt almost every bridge with rock mags, writers, critics and television stations around North America and beyond. Looks like Baz's career will now be Broadway cause the rock world seems to have had enough of his ego.
Set List:
Slave To The Grind . Here I Am . Rock 'N Roll (aka Pee break #1) . Piece Of Me . 18 & Life . The Threat . Livin' On a Chain Gang . Moment . Sweet Little Sister . Done Bleeding (aka pee break #2) . In A Darkened Room . Monkey Business w/ Time Warp (medley) . Confrontation . I Remember You . Youth Gone Wild


Max Bacon

Max Bacon's From the Banks of the River is the former GTR vocalist's first new album since 1995. Musicians include Geoff Downes, Scott Gorham, Mike Oldfield, Michael Sturgis and Phil Spalding. A UK release via Voiceprint is due August 5.


Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne will release his new studio album (great!) September 26 in Japan, with one bonus track. A worldwide release will follow shortly afterwards.


Bonfire

BONFIRE - STRIKE TEN:
Bonfire's Strike Ten will be released shortly by Z Records. The UK label's version will now also contain 2 bonus tracks: Angel In White and Take Me By The Hand. The album's release has now been rescheduled to March 28th.


Bloodgood

THE RETURN OF A CHRISTIAN METAL GIANT:
Bloodgood, America's premier Christian heavy metal band during the late 80's are back.
Original members Michael Bloodgood (bass), Les Carlsen (vocals) and Paul Jackson (guitars), who once took the world by storm with classic metal albums like Detonation and Out Of The Darkness are currently in rehearsals in Seattle with new drummer, former Nightshade and Alice In Chains alumni Jeffrey McCormack.
A new CD and tour are in the works. As plans progress, details can be found on the group's official website: www.bloodgood.org


Bailey's Comet

TONY MARTIN JOINS BAILEY'S COMET FOR UK TOUR:
Bailey's Comet are pleased to announce that former Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin will be fronting the band on the Day Of Judgement Tour 2002. The tour is scheduled for April/May.
The tour may also include dates in Europe so interested rock fans should keep logging on to the Bailey's website: www.baileybrothers.co.uk for forth coming gig information.
The band's debut album Judgement Day was released by Now & Then / Frontiers in Europe 2001 has been well received by both the fans and the critics.
The band missed out on touring last year due to their vocalist being unwilling to fulfil touring commitments.
The Baileys had this to say regarding attracting and touring with one of rocks legendary vocalist Tony Martin:
"We were all disappointed that we couldn't go out on the road last year and follow up on the great response to the album. Shit happens and at the end of the day you have to move on. We set out with a definite line up in mind right back from the demo stages. It soon became apparent that loyalty doesn't always work out both ways. We are no longer prepared to carry surplice baggage it ends up costing you time and money. The nucleus of the band will remain but we will be keeping the door of opportunity open for dedicated musicians who want to rock and not wash dishes (or wait for the bingo to Finnish).
Tony Martin is a class act and it makes you stop and wander what the album could have ended up like with his sort on vocals? The initial rehearsals went great he likes the music and the vibe. It's been cool to hang out together. The live shows should be great with Tony playing fiddle live for the first time and his songs interspersed with the majority of the Judgement Day album.
We are pretty up beat about the he first Bailey/Martin song and so there may be a few surprises in store on the tour. We are just going out to play the music to the fans it's them that we want to hear the material. None of us want to look too far ahead but if we enjoy this venture together then we see no reason why Bailey and Martin shouldn't work together again. We are already talking about live albums, and hooking up again and we haven't hit the road yet so let's take it one stage at a time. As a musician you want to work with other artiste but if we need to appoint a new full time vocalist after this tour then we will. Our priority is Bailey's Comet but side projects and different styles of music will also be a part of the future. The moment it's right for Tony Martin and for the BAILEY'S so lets just enjoy the moment!"


Pat Benatar

A new live release under the banner Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo is due from Gold Circle Records.
The CD Live is currently available from the couple's website, but a wider release through Gold Circle is due March 12.
The track listing:
Treat Me Right . I Need A Lover . We Live For Love . Girl . I Won't . We Belong . Love Is A Battlefield . True Love . Out Of The Ruins . Hell Is For Children . Heartbreaker . . Please Don't Leave Me . Promises In The Dark . Hit Me With Your Best Shot . All Fired Up.
A DVD of the release will be available exclusively online in July.


B-I-S-S

Barfly Music is proud to present www.b-i-s-s.com - The official BISS Homepage.


Brighton Rock

BRIGHTON ROCK TO RECORD LIVE ALBUM & MORE Z RECORDS NEWS:
Brighton Rock will make a special live appearance on December 31st at the Hardball, Milton Ontario. A few tickets are remaining for what looks set to be an amazing show. The band line up features the full Take A Deep Breath run down and the show will be recorded for release during March / April 2002.


Jason Becker

SECOND JASON BECKER TRIBUTE CD UNDERWAY:
A second tribute album to Jason Becker is underway for Lion Music. One artist featured on the new tribute is Chris Heaven. He is currently working on a version of the David Lee Roth song Lady Luck.
Tracy G. (ex-Dio) will be featured on guitar. More at: www.chris-heaven.net


Boston

BOSTON TO APPEAR NEW YEARS DAY / ALBUM IN 2002 :
The classic rock band Boston has been invited to perform the National Anthem at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on New Year's day.
A full press release has now been issued, after the info previously leaked out a little early!
The kick off is tentatively scheduled for 2:30pm MST, which is 4:30pm EST. The National Anthem is tentatively 2:00pm MST (4:00EST).
Read The Press Release
The band now consists of Tom Scholz, Brad Delp, Gary Pihl, Fran Cosmo, Curly Smith and Anthony Cosmo.
I am told the version they will perform will include vocals unlike the version on their greatest hits CD. This would be the bands first ever "live" appearance on National TV!
In the band's most recent news, Boston signed to Artemis records for their new album, currently scheduled to be released sometime in the first half of 2002, followed by a tour.
More updates when available.