February 1, 2001

HARI’S ON AGAIN

Some site visitors complained that newly opened George Harrison‘s official site got off. Well, yes – but all things must pass and it’s up again in a slightly rehashed appearance. You’re welcome to AllThingsMustPass.com.

SMALL FACES FACE THEIR MONEY – AT LAST

Former SMALL FACES keyboard player Ian McLagan informs that after 26 years of not getting any royalties, followed by 10 years of some pennys paid, the band members signed a contract with Decca Records which forces the label to pay them at the rate Decca should have been all along.

YES: THE GENERATIONS CLASH

Oliver Wakeman, adding the finishing touches to his newest project “The 3 Ages of Magick”, finally handed out the news: the guitar player to guest on the album is none other than Oliver’s father’s old colleague Steve Howe. The two started work on the project in 1998 with Steve fulfilling the executive producer duties. Other musicians involved are: Dave Wagstaffe – drums and percussion, Tim Buchanan – bass, Tony Dixon – Uillean Pipes, whistles and flutes and Jo Greenland – violin.

Once the albim is out Wakeman Jr. with Clive Nolan will start recording “Hound Of The Baskervilles”, a follow-up to their magnificient “Jabberwocky”album.

MAGNUM FIRES OFF TO MIDLLE EARTH

After mighty 1999’s "Legends" ex-MAGNUM vocalist Bob Catley returns with his new killer work loosely based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord Of The Rings” trilogy and entitled “Middle Earth” (tracklisting).

The content of the album is not meant to be a literal telling of the saga, the main writer and producer, TEN’s Gary Hughes, has chosen to use various aspects of the story to inspire the lyrics, allowing the epic music to build images of Tolkien`s world.

On the album Hughes provides keyboards and backing vocals, other musicians are Vinny Burns (TEN) on guitar, Jon Cooksey (DANTE FOX) on drums and Steve McKenna (TEN) on bass.

A full European tour with TEN is being planned to support the album throughout April and May 2001, after which Bob will be involved in the 25th Anniversary reunion album/tour of MAGNUM.

February 1, 2001

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