November 12, 2005


Singing about backyard on his latest album doesn’t prevent Paul McCartney from going to more open spaces. Now old Macca’s going to be beamed right to the space and back to Earth. On November 12th the international space station crew, 220 miles above Earth, will receive a signal from ex-Beatle’s Anaheim, California’s Arrowhead Pond’s show. The first time ever concert linkup is to be first enjoyed by American astronaut Bill McArthur and Russian cosmonaut Valery Tokarev, now in the middle of their six-month flight, and then broadcast live on NASA Television. Cosmic entertaiment, say no more!


Oliver Wakeman, Rick’s eldest son, is famous amongst the prog rock aficionados as a purveyor, sometimes with PENDRAGON‘s Clive Nolan, of concept albums based on classic literature. Those usually featured a host of name guests but Wakeman Jr has never done an album with a stable band. Now, he has both the band – with Oliver tending to keyboards, Moon Kinnaird singing, David Mark Pearce playing guitar, Tim Buchanan handling bass and experienced Dave Wagstaffe drumming – and the album. Called “Mother’s Ruin”, it’s nearing the release date.

1. Don’t Come Running
2. The Agent
3. In The Movies
4. Walk Away
5. Mother’s Ruin
6. Calling For You
7. If You’re Leaving
8. I Don’t Believe In Angels
9. Wall Of Water


QUEEN‘s legacy is never far away, and while the remnants of the band are on Paul Rodgers-fronted tour right now, their past runs well into the future, with the 30th anniversary of their acclaimed album, “A Night In The Opera”. To mark the event, a Special Collectors Edition of the record is released on November 21th. There are two discs featuring the “Night” in CD and DVD formats newly restored from original analogue tapes and digitally re-mastered, in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound. Also thereon are the original videos for “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “You’re My Best Friend” as well as videos for the rest of the songs created especially for this release, and archive audio commentary from all four members of QUEEN.


The talk of the forthcoming WHITESNAKE DVD has been lingering on for am year now, keeping the fans frustrated with delay after delay. The January 27th release date is said to be final, and there’s even a track list emerged – that states the thirst will be quenched not only with brilliant video footage that captures 
David Coverdale, drummer Tommy Aldrige, guitarists Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach, bassist Marco Mendoza and keyboard player Timothy Drury at the London’s Hammersmith, but also with a bonus CD of the same performance… which shows at least one cut has been omitted from the DVD. Go figure!


1. Burn
2. Bad Boys
3. Love Ain’t No Stranger
4. Ready An’ Willing
5. Is This Love
6. Give Me All Your Love
7. Judgement Day . 8. Snake Dance
9. Cryin’ In The Rain
10. Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
11. Don’t Break My Heart Again
12. Fool For Your Lovin’
13. Here I Go Again
14. Take Me With You
15. Still Of The Night

Bonus CD:

1. Burn
2. Give Me All Your Love Tonight
3. Is This Love
4. Love Ain’t No Stranger
5. Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
6. Fool For Your Loving
7. Here I Go Again
8. Take Me With You
9. Still Of The Night
10. Soldier Of Fortune


To dig the modern marketing strategies in show business is a hard task. Less than two months after the release of their new studio offering, “A Bigger Bang”THE ROLLING STONES give their fans – well, the hardcore fans – another wallet-purger. “Rarities 1971-2003” is exactly what it says, a collection of songs that have never made in onto the CD, rare B-sides and some alternative mixes. The much-discussed “Anthology” will have to wait yet, so don’t part with yer bootleg collection for a time being.

1. Fancy Man Blues
2. Tumbling Dice (live)
3. Wild Horses
4. Beast Of Burden (live)
5. Anyway You Look At It
6. If I Was A Dancer (Dance Part 2)
7. Miss You (dance version)
8. Wish I’d Never Met You
9. I Just Wanna Make Love To You (live)
10. Mixed Emotions (12” version)
11. Through The Lonely Nights
12. Live With Me (live)
13. Let It Rock (live)
14. Harlem Shuffle (NY Mix)
15. Mannish Boy
16. Thru And Thru (live)


UFO are on the roll, even though off the radar for many who never considered the British band real contenders, especially when there’s no Michael Schenker onboard. But they are! And there’s a proof: a double-DVD and double-CD packages with a word “Showtime” on ’em. Recorded on May 13th, 2005 in Germany, these feature the classic tracks alongside gems of recent times – the songs are the same on both formats, yet surely, the DVDs bring forth much more delights.

DVD 1 – Live:

1. Intro
2. Mother Mary
3. When Daylight Goes To Town
4. Let It Roll
5. I’m A Loser
6. This Kids
7. The Wild One
8. Fighting Man
9. Only You Can Rock Me
10. Baby Blue
11. Mr. Freeze
12. Love To Love
13. Too Hot Too Handle
14. Lights Out
15. Rock Bottom
16. Doctor Doctor
17. Shoot Shoot
Bonus features:
Making of DVD


DVD 2 – Studio Session:

1. Pack It Up And Go
2. Try Me
3. Love To Love
4. Slipping Away
5. Cherry
6. Profession Of Violence
Making of studio songs
Rockboat, USA 2004


There’s not many guitarists with such integrity in their eclecticism as Steve Howe. Easily handling every style and genre that exists, the YES gentle meister constructs his compositions very very carefully, and it’s always interesting to see how Howe does that. Steve allows to look over his shoulder sometimes – with his “Homebrew” series.“Homebrew 3”, out now, is more of the same, if ‘the same’ is the right words to describe what the veteran does. This time, there’s more sketches later used for YES’ songs.

1. Turbulence
2. Hint Hint
3. The Main Title
4. Just A Passing Phase (vocal version)
5. Suddenly
6. Kind Of Friends (used for “Light Years”)
7. Pyramidology (multi-tracked version)
8. In The Course Of The Day
9. Family Tree
10. Solar Winds
11. In Your World (used for “The Spirit Of Survival”)
12. No Deceiving
13. From Door To Door
14. Cruise Control (used for “New Language”)
15. It’s Too Late
16. Seven Castles (used for “Silent Talking”)
17. Between Your Smiles
18. Reaching Out (used for “Never Say No”)
19. The Last Word
20. Getting Through
21. Outlawed (from the GTR era)

November 12, 2005

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