February 8, 2001


The motion to erect a statue for Philip Parris Lynott in Dublin was passed unanimously by Dublin County Council this week. It was decided to make available a site at H.Q in Abbey Street, for the purpose of erecting a memorial to the late Philip Lynott or failing to achieve this, enter into discussions with the Roisin Dubh Trust with a view to providing an alternative suitable site. Now it’s up tp us fans to give a helping hand to raise the money to have the statue made.

The donation can be sent to Roddy Cleere at the Roisin Dubh Trust or to Philomena Lynott, the late artist’s mother. The addresses are:
Roddy Cleere 3 Muckross Court, Powerscourt Lawns, Waterford, Ireland
Phil Lynott Statue Fund, Roisin Dubh Trust Ltd, White Horses, Strand Road, Sutton, Dublin 13, Ireland.


Frontiers Records and Now & Then Productions proudly report that DRIVE, SHE SAID – the legendary AOR duo formed by Mark Mangold (THE SIGN, TOUCH, Michael Bolton) and Al Fritsch – will be back on the scene with a brand new album to be released through the Anglo-Italian label worldwide. Recording of the album shall begin in late February and release is scheduled for late summer / early autumn 2001.

The new album is tentatively called “Real Life” and several songs have already been written by Mark and Al, who have spent a very busy month writing and recording ideas for the new album. “Our task” says Mark, “is to recreate the same enthusiastic feeling we had when we composed our first two records. We’ll have great melodic songs, a couple of big ballads and also one epic track”.

Also the label has signed Iain Ashley Hersey and will release on March the 19th, 2001 his debut solo album entitled “Fallen Angel”.

Moreover, there’s the most impressive deal was made, with ASIA to release their newest album “Aura”. The guest musicians for the album are Simon Phillips, Steve Lukather, Steve Howe, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Levin and Pat Thrall. The album shall be available in a normal CD format and a digipack limited version with three bonus tracks unavailable elsewhere.

February 8, 2001

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