July 17, 2002


That looks confusing but, according to “The Sun”, there will be a movie on THE WHO adventurous story with all-star line-up involved. The rumours say, the Keith Moon role is to be played by toothful ’60s expert called Mike Myers – a character, sure, while Nicolas Cage told Roger Daltrey who approached him that he’s eager to wear the Captain Union Jack jacket of Pete Townshend. Can anyone explain the joke?


Another anecdote-like news has David Coverdale gearing up for the road trek with a new version of WHITESNAKE in the beginning of 2003 to tie-in the tour with promotion of a new 2CD compilation “25 Years Of Whitesnake” that EMI pencil in for February 2003 release. The old beast is rather alive, it seems, and new Dave’s album rather dead.


Not rumours but truth take VOICES OF CLASSIC ROCK on the road across the Pacific to play some USA military bases. Beginning with Tokyo warm-up gig on July 31rd, the star band relocate to Seoul on August 3rd, then go back to Japan to rock the joint at the Sasebo Navel Base, and next to the Diego Garcia base in Indian Ocean. Soldiers are likely to have a lot of fun – as well as musicians, two of which, namely  Glenn Hughes and Joe Lynn Turner, once the service is over, will set themselves readying for the September-October European tour.

Called “Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour”, the trek is timely to promote the HUGHES-TURNER PROJECT live album, out on August 21st, which features tracks recorded in Tokyo’s Club Quatro on May 17th and 19th:

Devil’s Road – HTP
Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll – off HTP album
Death Alley Driver – off RAINBOW’s “Straight Between The Eyes”
I Surrender – off RAINBOW’s “Difficult To Cure”
Stormbringer – off DEEP PURPLE’s “Stormbringer”
Dark Days – off Turner’s  "Slam"
Mistreated – off DEEP PURPLE’s “Burn”
No Stranger To Love – off BLACK SABBATH’s “Seventh Star”
Can’t Stop The Flood – off Hughes’ "Building The Machine"
Better Man – off “HTP”
Ride The Storm – off “HTP”
King Of Dreams – off DEEP PURPLE “Slaves And Masters”
Street Of Dreams – off RAINBOW’s “Bent Out of Shape”
Spotlight Kid – off RAINBOW’s “Difficult To Cure”


They’re back, SLADE. Not that Noddy Holder or Jim Lea made their way into the fold again but Don Powell and Dave Hill did it this May, having recorded new single, “Some Exercise”, their first in seven years. With no album on horizon, the single will feature three mixes of the title track: a full band one, radio and a special “H’s Mix” which has Dave The Superyob “as you’ve never heard him before”.


British blues veteran, ever active Long John Baldry has a new album out, “Remembering Leadbelly”. The title needs no explanation – yes, Baldry, erstwhile mentor of both Rod Stewart and Reginald Dwight aka Elton John, comes up with collection of songs by the legendary Huddy Ledbetter.

1. Lining Track
2. Rock Island Line
3. Midnight Special
4. Easy Rider Blues
5. Digging My Potatoes
6. Gallows Pole
7. Good Morning Blues
8. Take This Hammer
9. Birmingham Jail
10. Go Down Old Hannah

July 17, 2002

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