WORLD OF PLANT
Robert Plant and his band STRANGE SENSATIONS are the most unlikely musicians to grace WOMAD USA, the annual world music festival supervised by Peter Gabriel. The event is to take place on July 27-29 in Marymoor Park of Redmond, Washington.
OK, previously Plant, together with Page, worked with Egyptian players and others, tripped to Marrakesh – but Percy’s not the only sensation: for the first time since 1994 Gabriel himself will join the ranks of WOMAD USA performers as a guest vocalist for AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM. Both Peter and Robert are to appear on the ACSS’s forthcoming album “Volume 3: Further In Time”.
MORE AND MORE FROM AOR
Frontiers Records and Now And Then Productions inform of more upcoming releases.
The first is “Back To Eden” from the former STRANGEWAYS and, currently, THE SIGN singer Terry Brock, whose backing vocals are familiar to the listeners of KANSAS, Michael Bolton, AVIATOR, VALENTINE and many others. The album features some heavy guests: Joe Lynn Turner, who also co-wrote “Forever Now”, SURVIVOR’s Jim Peterik, THE SIGN colleagues Billy Greer and Mark Mangold and former DIO member Teddy Cook.
The second album is another solo album from another singer, Mitch Malloy, who once was considered by Eddie Van Halen as a Sammy Hagar’s successor. The record’s called “Shine”has among guests an array of famous guitar players – Michael Thompson (Madonna, GREAT WHITE etc), Michael Bolton’s cohort Kevin Dukes and John Jorgensen from Elton John’s band, as well as BON JOVI’s bass plucker Hugh McDonald and Mike Brignardello of GIANT fame.
And there’s one more famous voice having joined Frontiers stable, STARSHIP’s Mickey Thomas, who starts working on the album this summer in LA.
TED SCRATCH FEVER
June 5th will see the release of the live album “Full Bluntal Nugity” from old madman Ted Nugent. The programme was recorded during the Nuge’s New Year’s Eve show in Auburn Hills with the help from the legendary drummer Tommy Aldridge and famous bass player Marco Mendoza.
Meanwhile, Ted is gonna tourin’ in jolly company of DEEP PURPLE and LYNYRD SKYNYRD. The trek starts on May 10th and will be three-month long.
To jump the train, Spitfire Records set to reissue four Nugent albums from the Eighties: “Nugent”, “Penetrator”, “Little Miss Dangerous” and “If You Can’t Lick ‘Em… Lick ‘Em”. That’s not all, as Nuge’s working on a new studio album now to put it out this Autumn.
“HEY, JUDE” RECORDS MACCA
Julian Lennon, John’s elder son, has recorded recently McCartney’s “Blackbird” off the “White Album” for the upcoming Linda McCartney tribute album. A long ago Paul wrote “Hey, Jude” for little Julian and now Lennon pays back. Other artists submitted their songs for the 2CD-set with money to go for the Women Against Cancer fund, are EAGLES, QUEEN, Britney Spears, Madonna and Lenny Kravitz.