June 13, 2001

WHAT ROCK HAS IN STOCK?

24-26th of August are the days of RockStock Festival that will take place in Utah. To miss the event out is a crime, because there’s an impressive array of classic performers ready to go up on stage.

Among them are:

Al Stewart
Roger McQuinn
Ritchie Havens
Judy Collins
Dave Mason
SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
WORLD CLASSIC ROCKERS
(Denny Laine, Bobby Kimball,
Nick St Nicholas, Maicheal Monarc,
Ron Wisko)
VANILLA FUDGE
Mark Farner
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER
REVISITED
THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL
BOURGEOIS PIGS
KANSAS
IRON BUTTERFLY
JEFFERSON STARSHIP
Ray Manzarek
MOUNTAIN
BIG BROTHER
& THE HOLDING COMPANY
QUICKSILVER

READY TO BITE

The new KING KOBRA album is ready for autumn release through MTM Music. The line-up includes Carmine Appice, Kelly Keeling and Steve Fister, with special guests CC DeVille and Mick Sweda, who was an original member of the band in the Eighties, the era from which two bonus tracks come that will augment new album. To coincide with the CD release, a European tour is scheduled.

Meanwhile, Carmine Appice took part at the Modern Drummer Festival 2001, recieved standing ovations for his performance and was presented with an award by Sabian Cymbals for being The #1 Rock Drummer in the world. Congratulations!

BRICKS OFF THE WALL

The rumours abound of the CD released unofficially in Japan with the demo recordings of PINK FLOYD’s “The Wall”. One way or another, the recordings are available on the Internet. A big deal.

TWIST FOR THE SIS’

TWISTED SISTER are the next ensemble to be paid a tribute to by the grateful. The album will be out on August 14th through Koch Records. The original band’s guitar master JJ French is delighted with the event: “All of the artists on this album felt that we made some impact on them. I can honestly say that I am humbled at the work of all of them”.

So the performers, some of which are truly great, and the songs are:

LIT – “I Wanna Rock”
Joan Jett – “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
MOTORHEAD – “Shoot ‘Em Down”
NASHVILLE PUSSY – “The Kids Are Back”
NINE DAYS – “The Price”
Chuck D – “Wake Up The Sleeping Giant”
ANTHRAX – “Destroyer”
OVERKILL – “Under The Blade”
CRADLE OF FILTH – “The Fire Still Burns”
VISION OF DISORDER – “Don’t Let Me Down”
THE STEP KINGS – “Burn In Hell”
FU MANCHU – “Ride To Live (Live To Ride)”
Sebastian Bach – “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N Roll”
HAMMERFALL – “We’re Gonna Make It”
SEVENDUST – “I Am (I’m Me)”
TWISTED SISTER – “Sin City”

The last track is a very valuable addition – SISTER themselves gathered force and salute AC/DC.

Moreover, VH-1 is in production of a TWISTED SISTER “Behind The Music” special to get aired in the beginning of August. And that’s not all – as the band still remains in demand, they came up with an official website, where the SIS’ merchandise will be available.

PURPLE BOX – THE NEWS

The second box set of DEEP PURPLE Bootleg Series will see the light of day under “The Soundboard Series: Australasian Tour 2001” title and will include six double CDs featuring: Melbourne 9/3/01, Wollongong 13/3/01, Newcastle 14/3/01, Hong Kong 20/3/01, Tokyo 1st night 24/3/01, Tokyo 2nd night 25/3/01.

The Kuala Lumpur show’s masters aren’t available now but may appear in the future.

June 13, 2001

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