BEATLE ONE HELPS TO STONE ALONE
George Harrison will join former ROLLING STONES’ bass player Bill Wyman and his all-stars team RHYTHM KINGS on the upcoming double-CD set. Cleverly entitled“Double Bill”, the group’s fourth album, is to be out on April 23.
Also present on the album is Gary Brooker, Andy Fairweather-Low on guitar, Ray Cooper, Georgie Fame, Chris Rea, and Albert Lee. Vocals, as on previous projects except for BILLY AND THE POORBOYS, are by Beverley Skeete.
“Double Bill” contains six new songs plus covers. There’s a summer tour in the plans.
PERCY GOES FOR STRANGE SENSATIONS
Robert Plant disbanded his last project PRIORY OF BRION ans called back to service his former bandmates (no, not those you may think of!) Charlie Jones and Porl Thompson. The line-up is beefed up by the members of PORTISHEAD. Now they are called STRANGE SENSATIONS. There are dates book for late April in Scandinavia.
OZZFEST BILL – BILL AND OZZY INCLUDED
Ozzfest, the annual rock and metal jamboree, has announced it bill for 2001. The headliners are, sure, BLACK SABBATH’s original line-up including recovered Bill Ward. On May 26 in Milton Keynes Bowl the support will be TOOL, SLIPKNOT and PAPA ROACH. Among delights promised is The Village Of The Damned, “a cornucopia of tattoo parlours, food stalls and body modification tents”.
The festival’s American leg features SABBATH, DISTURBED, PAPA ROACH, MARILYN MANSON and SLIPKNOT.
FROM ASCENSION TO STUDIO
“Keys To The Studio” is the title for a compilation of the studio tracks from the two volumes of “Keys To Ascension” album by YES . The set is scheduled for release on Sanctuary Records in April.
The album will also include an alternate version of “Sign Language” with vocals and the restoration of Rick Wakeman’s orchestral introduction to “Children of Light”.
MORE ACOUSTICALLY DRIVEN
URIAH HEEP‘s unplugged show that was recorded on December 9, 2000 and now is out as the “Acoustically Driven” double-CD set, proved successful so in the wake of it there’s a second effort scheduled for December 7, 2001. It won’t be the same set list, which had many forgotten songs restored, but there are more to come and make the set.
BAILEY’S COMET’S SECOND COMING
Frontiers Records announce their new release, which is BAILEY’S COMET‘s “Judgement Day” album. BAILEY’S COMET is lead by brothers Mick and Dez Bailey, the DJs that “built” heavy rock in the UK scene during the 80s appearing on MTV. The album includes a song co-written by Phil Lynott and Dez Bailey called “Revolution” and a song written in tribute to the late THIN LIZZY leader, “Wild One” (not LIZZY track).
BAILEY’S COMET sound has been correctly described by Joe Elliott of DEF LEPPARD as “THIN LIZZY meets WHITESNAKE”. The current band’s lineup is Mick and Dez Bailey, former SAXON members Nigel Durham and Fasker Johnson, John Hardman and Alex Edwards, who sang for ALEXANDER’S PALACE. The release date is April 23.
THE DRUMS ARE BACK
The renown drummer Bobby Rondinelli (ex-RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, BLUE OYSTER CULT and many more) embarks on his new project. He had one before, RONDINELLI. This band will feature none other than relentless Glenn Hughes on vocals, veteran bass player Neil Murray and Bob’s brother Teddy Rondinelli handling the guitar parts (he was in for the last HUGO album). The recording should start in March-April.
TRICK NOT SO EXPENSIVE FOR 25 YEARS
Vet rockers CHEAP TRICK celebrate their 23th anniversary this year and to commemorate the date they set to release quite an aptly titled double live album “Silver”. The 29-track programme was recorded during an August 1999 concert in the band’s hometown of Rockford, Illnois and includes at least one song from every of the band’s thirteen albums.
There were some guest on the event, so now’s a chance to hear SMASHING PUMPKINS’ Billy Corgan on “Just Got Back” and former GUNS N’ ROSES Slash and EVERCLEAR’s Art Alexakis join in for “You’re All Talk” and “Day Tripper,” respectively. Others who appears on the album include Jon Brant, who temporarily replaced bassist Tom Petersson from 1980-1988; band offspring Miles and Daxx Nielsen and Holland and Ian Zander (the latter two, children of singer Robin); members of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, who add strings to “Dream Police” and “The Flame”; the Harlem High School Choir from Loves Park, Illinois, and Rockford’s Phantom Regiment Drum Corp.
Here’s the album’s full track listing:
|Ain’t That a Shame
I Want You to Want Me
That ’70s Song
If You Want My Love
Can’t Stop Falling Into Love
|Gonna Raise Hell
I Can’t Take It
Take Me to the Top
It All Comes Back to You
Tonight It’s You
Time Will Let You Know
World’s Greatest Lover
Stop This Game
I Know What I Want
Woke Up With a Monster
Never Had a Lot to Lose
You’re All Talk
|I’m Losing You
Hard to Tell
Just Got Back