June 10, 2001

YOUNG MAKES IT BIG

Our good friend John Young, who’s particularly known for his work with John Wetton, GREENSLADE and, most recently, Fish, had joined the SCORPIONS entourage to supply his keyboards on the Germans’ tour promoting their latest release, the unplugged album “Acoustica”.

BACK TO BADLANDS

Koch Records are set to re-release the BADLANDS debut album on June, 26. In 1989 they were huge, those guys, the quartet consisted of guitarist Jake E. Lee(interview with Jake will follow soon), who had his share of fame in Ozzy Osbourne‘s band, KISS’ drummer Eric Singer, bassist Greg Chaisson and the great late Ray Gillen, who served a short stint in BLACK SABBATH, on vocals.

Here are the words from Greg Chaisson: “BADLANDS was the best band and best musical experience of my career, and while it wasn’t the easiest album to make, it is good album and we had a good time touring on it. Besides, Ray was the best singer of his time, Jake is a genius and Eric (as his career speaks for itself) is one of rock’s all time great drummers! Jake’s music gave me the chance to be my most creative, and I’ll always be grateful for that chance!”

The album, “Badlands”, took the 57th position in the Billboard Top 200 and remained on the charts for 26 weeks. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long and after the second album the band broke up to never be restored, as in 1994 Ray Gillen left this world for the better one. So here’s a good chance to savour the sound of BADLANDS in action.

SUCH AN EASY GAME TO PLAY

Sirs George Martin and Paul McCartney are going to auction the first of 500 specially-framed lithographs of the original score for THE BEATLES’ song “Yesterday”. The online auction will start on June 14th will run for two weeks through http://yahoo.co.uk, all the profits are to be donated to aid the people of Montserrat island, following the devastating disaster that ruined it in 1997. The first print of lithograph is signed by the two BEATLES men. Macca said on the occasion: “Here’s to Yesterday helping build a new tomorrow”.

June 10, 2001

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