January 16, 2001


NWOBHM stalwarts TYGERS OF PAN TANG have re-united and signed with Z Records. Guitar duties will be fulfilled by Rob Weir, drums to be played by Brian Dick, new member Gav Gray picks up the bass. John Sykes has agreed to make an appearance on the forthcoming album. At this point John Devrill has been approached, too, and the band waits for his reply.


John Wetton has signed to Giant Electic Pea label which released earlier John’s "Nomansland" album. GEP will be releasing Wetton’s new studio album "Sinister"“> in Europe on February 26th. Japanese version of the album is titled “Welcome To Heaven” and it was reported that European release would be called “Welcome To Hell”. It seems, John changed his mind and returned to the working title.

A limited stock of the album is now available by mail order and at Wetton’s forthcoming gigs in Europe, on one of which he’s to be joined by Claire Hamill for the first time since John’s stint in WISHBONE ASH. Wetton will be touring Europe in January and the band for all these shows will consist of John, Martin Orford (IQ/JADIS), Steve Christey (JADIS) and John Mitchell (ARENA).


Carmine Appice is recording two of his old hits; “Lady” from BECK, BOGERT and APPICE and “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy”, the hit he co-wrote with Rod Stewart. Carmine has a heavy rock version of “Sexy” that he will record with Tony Franklin on bass and Steve Fister (Lita Ford, STEPPENWOLF) on guitar. These songs are part of a Warner Publications’ Carmine instructional book “Anthology” which will contain three of Carmine’s books plus old photos and press clippings. The songs will be used to give the student an option to listen to the song with drums or play along, in a second version of the song, with no drums.

The second project is updating Carmine’s book bestseller “Realistic Rock”, the #1 selling Drum Book for Warners Publications. Carmine is adding 20 new pages including some play along songs from “Guitar Zeus” CDs. A brand new “Realistic Rock Kids” has been written for young rockers to be played and explained on a CD that comes with the book.

January 16, 2001

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