AIN’T HER MAJESTY A PRETTY NICE GIRL?
The living BEATLES Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were invited to play at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee next year. The series of concerts are featuring popular acts during Queen Elizabeth’s fifty year reign. Events will take place on the grounds of Buckingham Palace and other Royal residencies, which will be open to the public for the first time.
FOREIGNER DVD TO BE OUT
A revamped and expanded DVD Audio version of the FOREIGNER 1977’s self-titled debut album will be released by Rhino as part of its “Atlantic & Atco Re-Masters”series. Due out February 27, the set will also include four original demos from the personal collection of band co-founder Mick Jones.
The original 10-track “Foreigner” album has been remixed in six-channel surround sound from the original master tapes. To augment the release, demos of “Feels Like The First Time” and “Woman Oh Woman” with Jones contributing the vocals, a demo of “At War With The World” sung by the band’s lead vocalist Lou Gramm, and a previously unreleased song “Take Me To Your Leader” will be added. Also included will be the original video clips for “Feels Like The First Time” and “Cold As Ice”, each with remixed Dolby Digital surround audio, and track-by-track commentary by Jones and Gramm, and an audio documentary on the making of the album, as well as a photo gallery and song lyrics.
LED + IRON = METAL!
IRON MAIDEN got everyone in the state of shock on the January 19, having invited Jimmy Page to the stage of “Rock in Rio” festival to present him with a Fender guitar signed by all of IRON MAIDEN, which will be auctioned for charity. Proceeds are to be donated to the homeless shelter Casa Jimmy, which Page and his Brazilian wife Ximena run for homeless kids and teens.
Bruce Dickinson said on the occasion: “We are giving you just what you don’t need Jimmy, another guitar!” Page added: “This is a very special occasion for me. It’s great to be able to help other people in the world.”
THE HENSLEY-LAWTON BAND GET BACK TO ACTION
THE HENSLEY-LAWTON BAND have signed a worldwide recording deal with Eagle Records to release the CD “The Return” recorded live while Heepvention 2000 in the first week of April.
The upcoming UK tour will be sponsored by Total Rock Radio. A 30-minute live webcast with the band on the radio is scheduled for the end of March. The band are going to play the Sweden Rock Festival in Solvesborg on June 8th and the German Rock Festival Rock Im Bad, Luneburg/Uelzen on the very next day. Two more dates are confirmed for April 19th and 20th in Zoetermeer and Middenmeer, Holland.
Ken Hensley at the moment is in the studio recording the songs for his new solo album “Running Blind”.