February 26, 2001

HENSLEY AND LAWTON ON REQUEST

The rehearsals start mid-March so the band want to know the results on March 1. Go vote at www.hensleylawton.com.

SHERINIAN’S “INERTIA”

Ex-DREAM THEATER keyboard master Derek Sherinian has completed recording of new his new solo CD to be titled “Inertia”. In addition to the usual keyboard virtuosity the album has Zakk Wylde on two tracks including a cover of THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP’s classic “Frankenstein”, Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, omnipresent Tony Franklin and Jerry Goodman.

The music of “Inertia” combine metal, jazz-fusion, and progressive rock elements to satisfy almost everyone. The album is to be released by InsideOut Music America on April 17.

MASS COSERVATED FOR THE EARS

Unicorn Records announce the upcoming release of Montreal progressive rock group HAMADRYAD. The third group to be signed to Unicorn will release their debut CD “Conservation of Mass” on March 15, 2001. The album features 58 minutes of pure progressive rock, Hard driven guitars, syncopated drum beats, mellotron textures, B3 organ and angelic vocals. This new progressive rock CD will take the listeners on a mystical venture.

The reviews on Unicorn releases check soon here.

“NO” TO YES, “GOODBYE” TO ENGLAND

All the rumours of Rick Wakeman joining YES for umpteenth time notwithstanding, the keyboard wizard has released the official statement in which denied the possibility of going back due to his schedule – although there’s a slight chance of his involvement in the recording.

Wakeman embarks on his final tour of the UK from March 10th until April 8th and this will herald the end of an era that has seen him perform over 500 shows in the UK over the last 10 years alone, as another official statement from Rick suggests. The tour will see him perform with operatic tenor Ramon Remedios, who worked with Wakeman on some albums beginning with 1988’s “A Suite Of Gods”. Remedios rises to the occasion with some classic arrangements of several Rick’s compositions as well as those by other well known contemporary composers. There will also be the last chance to hear the legendary “Barber of Wigan”, a two man operetta.

ROCK AFTER “R.O.C.K.”

Despite the previous report of Glenn Hughes starting this month work on a joint album with Joe Lynn Turner, the artist entered the studio last week to record the next album of his own. Glenn is accompanied by his old friends Joakim Marsh on guitar and Gary Ferguson playing the drums. The power trio album is promised to be in the classic rock vein following the last year’s "Return Of Crystal Carma"“>.

“AUSCHWITZ” FOR DOWNLOAD

All the fans of Ricky Gardiner are welcomed to download in full his and Virginia Scott‘s masterpiece “Auschwitz”. Read the review and go get it.

February 26, 2001

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