In the wake of Annie Haslam‘s recent statement, the RENAISSANCE drummer Terry Sullivan informed the band’s site of the active discussion he’s in with keyboardist John Tout and bassist Jon Camp about the next incarnation of the ensemble. While it’s great to have back Camp, who wasn’t a part of 1999’s reunion which brought forth the link id=’192′ text='”Tuscany”‘ anchor=’ren3’] album, without Ms Haslam whose voice became the RENAISSANCE trademark and guitarist and primary composer Michael Dunford it’ll never be the same.
THE LORD-EY THANG
Having played his last ever concert with DEEP PURPLE – recorded for possible future release – the retiring Jon Lord doesn’t stop writing, and February 16th, 2003 will see the world premiere of his new piece for piano and orchestra, “Boom of the Tingling Strings”, performed by the Queensland Orchestra in Brisbane. The organ legend won’t be there, leaving a piano stool to Michael Kieran Harvey, with Paul Mann conducting. The European premiere is planned to have place in Luxembourg in May.
Well, not actually, but Bonnie Tyler‘s forthcoming album is called “Heart And Soul”. To be released in late October in Scandinavia, a collection of thirteen rock classics performed by the grit-voiced lady with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra will hit the rest of the world early in 2003. No artwork as of yet, yet the tracks and their original performers are:
1. It’s Over – Roy Orbison
2. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
3. In My Life – THE BEATLES
4. Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
5. Learning To Fly – Tom Petty
6. Amazed – LONESTAR
7. Human Touch – Bruce Springsteen
8. And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going – Jennifer Holiday
9. Against All Odds – Phil Collins
10. Lean On Me – Bill Withers
11. Everybody Hurts – REM
12. I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt
13. Need Your Love So Bad – FLEETWOOD MAC
Now it’s confirmed: the George Harrison memorial concert will be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 29th, one year since George’s passing. The evening will feature the music Harrison wrote and the music Harrison loved. Among the perfomers are two remaining Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, George’s bandmates from TRAVELLING WILBURIES, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty, old buddies Ravi Shankar, Jim Keltner and Leon Russell who The Quiet One performed with at the Bangladesh concert, members of Monthy Python troupe that ex-Beatle helped film “The Life Of Brian”, and Eric Clapton, a supervisor of the musical content of the tribute. Proceeds from the concert will go to The Material World Charitable Foundation established by Harrison in 1973.