A LONG TIME SINCE ZEP DID THE STROLL
It’s a unique occasion that LED ZEPPELIN song is used in advertisement but that’s what is happening now. For, reportedly, “ridiculous amount” ZEP have authorized the use of “Rock And Roll” for use in a television ad to sell Cadillacs. Seems, it’s the result of a special campaign to push the band’s songs to go to film soundtracks mentioned before.
PURPLE PEOPLE GOING WIDE
While David Coverdale set to work on his new album, next year will see the release of the WHITESNAKE double live set recorded in Japan 1987, when the band were at the peak of their career with “1987” high in the charts and Rudy Sarzo, Tommy Aldridge, Adrian Vandenberg and Vivian Campbell in the line-up. That should be the first worldwide ‘SNAKE live electric release since 1980’s “Live In The Heart Of The City”.
Another Purple camp resident, Don Airey, who played keyboards for RAINBOW and, most recently, DEEP PURPLE, plays RAINBOW hits in England together with his former colleague Graham Bonnet and plans to start recording an album with Italian film composer Mario Fasciano – the one that Rick Wakeman had released two albums with. Recording will take place in Naples and will feature Ian Paice and Steve Morse.
WOODY, A BEGINNER
THE STONES guitar slinger Ronnie Wood is releasing a new album called “For Beginners”. The players, though, beginners aren’t, as Woody has on various tracks guests with illustrious history: Elvis’ guitarist and drummer, Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana respectively, Bob Dylan, Ron’s former THE FACES colleague Ian McLagan and Andy Newmark, who drummed for everyone who’s anyone, plus Kelly Jones of STEREOPHONICS and his own children, Jesse and Leah Wood.