April 11, 2001

CROSSING THE ZEBRA

This summer four rock veterans are going to cross the famous Abbey Road crossing. The project titled “A Walk Down Abbey Road” involves Alan Parsons, one-time BEATLES engineer and leader of ALAN PARSONS PROJECT as the musical director as well as Todd Rundgren, HEART’s Ann Wilson, and John Entwistle of THE WHO. Rundgren and Entwistle toured previously with Ringo in his ALL-STARR BAND, so it’s not their first foray in the Fabs field.

The first half of each show to be broadcast on FM will feature three or four songs from each star while the second is to present an assortment of THE BEATLES’ tunes selected by Parsons. The tour opens on June 15th at Humphrey’s in San Diego, with other dates to be announced, and will last until the end of July.

LOOK OUT FOR KOBRA

That’s how this huge viper looks like! KING KOBRA are to finish their heavy work quite soon, as God of Thunder Carmine Appice reports.

The CD with tentative title “Sound Asylum” was recorded at Sound Asylum studios in Los Angeles and it’s there where the songs are being mixed at the moment.

The picture was taken after the latest recording session when CC DeVille of POISON and SAMANTHA 7 fame laid down the guitar tracks for the song “Subway”. The other guys on the photo are, sure, Carmine, Steve Fister, who played guitar with Lita Ford and STEPPENWOLF, and singer Kelly Keeling, the voice and axe of BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, Appice’s GUITAR ZEUS and many more.

Check this place for details to come.

ASHES TO ASHES III

WISHBONE ASH have just released their newest live album, which is called – you bet – “Live Dates III”. The tracks selection – 72 minutes altogether – looks great and is as such: “Come In From The Rain”, ” Living Proof”, “Persephone”, “Lifeline”, “Wings Of Desire”, “Errors Of My Way”, “Leaf & Stream”, “Throw Down The Sword”, “F.U.B.B.” and “Phoenix”.

Old fans should fall for the recording of good quality, that – more important – leans towards classic material. The current band’s line up are Andy Powell – guitar/vocals, Mark Birch – guitar/vocals, Bob Skeat – bass/vocals and Ray Weston – drums.

TO END ALL WARS?

Yngwie Malmsteen is likely to have his old colleagues onboard – due to the row with his latest touring band.

On April 8th singer Jorn Lande, who stepped in just recently for Mark Boals, was involved in a backstage dispute before the show in Cleveland, Ohio. The argument grew to the minute when security had to call the local police. A close friend of Lande’s, drummer John Macaluso also left the band. Such unexpected departure of two band members forced Yngwie to cancel the shows scheduled for April 10th – April 16th.

The guitarist and his manager phoned some musicians, who expressed an interest in filling the gaps. So the more likely persons, as for now, are drums legend Barriemore Barlow – the man had his share of fame with JETHRO TULL – and none other than Jeff Scott Soto on vocals. Barlow was the drummer on Malmsteen’s first solo album while Soto worked with Swedish master several times. Thus, fans have the chance to witness the classic RISING FORCE line up.

April 11, 2001

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