RITCHIE DANCING LIKE A FIREBALL
BLACKMORE’S NIGHT are signed now to Steamhammer/SPV label. The band’s currently working on their third album “Fires At Midnight” that’s scheduled for release at the end of June.
Meanwhile, Ritchie Blackmore is said to start an acting career, starring in a new Ј15 million Satanist film titled “The Devil & All His Works”. The movie producers talk maestro into writing the soundtrack although nothing’s confirmed to the date.
The storyline focuses on an evil Satanist who uses the powers of a comet hurtling towards earth to resurrect the Devil. Blackmore’s co-stars in the thriller include Jake Seal and Ritchie’s fiancee Candice Knight. The film will be shot in the South of England and the Isle of Man this May.
WE ARE THE MUSIC… HE’S JUST A MAN
Glenn Hughes, now on tour, has finished the new CD to be released by SPV later this year. The album was recorded in “power trio” format – as way back in TRAPEZE. After that, the second CD in Glenn’s Pink Cloud “From The Archives” series will see a release under the title “Songs From The West Side”.
Unfortunately, the plans to make a video during the US dates recently had to be postponed. The ambition to make a concert video with Glenn is still up.
JOE LYNN’S RACE IS ON
Joe Lynn Turner, who works now on the new album and is in preparations to launch his own label, finds time for the all-stars band THE VOICES OF CLASSIC ROCK he’s a member of. Now the band’s site rockforever.com has a page on mp3.com, from where everybody can download some great “authorized bootlegs” stuff.
New, rare and unusual tracks will be added almost every week. At the moment ready for dowmload are the following tracks: “My Woman In Tokyo”, “Hush”, live version of “Smoke On The Water”, “Smoke On The Water – Unplugged” (with Mickey Thomas, John Cafferty, Bobby Kimball, Pat Travers and Glenn Hughes), “Stone Cold” and “Stone Cold – Unplugged” (again with VCR members).
HACKETT ON HOLOCAUST
Steve Hackett has recently been working on music for a new documentary titled “Outwitting Hitler”. The film directed by Chris Ward and shot on location in America, Australia and Israel, is the true story of a Jewish art student living in Poland during World War II, who used his skill as an artist to forge Nazi documents. He saved himself and many others from the Holocaust.
The film will be shown initially by the American Showtime network.