JOE BOUCHARD to release American Rocker

Joe Bouchard’s new album will be ready June 3.

From http://www.joebouchard.com : This is the strongest album yet, you won’t be disappointed! Coming soon on RockHeart Records dist. by Deko Entertainment.  The first single will be the hard rockin’ MY WAY IS THE HIGHWAY that will be out on April 29, 2022.

https://www.dekoentertainment.com/product-page/joe-bouchard-american-rocker-cd

Blue Coupe – (Joe & Albert Bouchard and Dennis Dunaway) have announced shows in July, including one at Toronto’s legendary El Mocambo July 21. Check out the band’s facebook page for announcements – https://www.facebook.com/blue.coupe.rocks

03/’22

WHITE SPIRIT featuring Brian Howe Release first single

White Spirit Airs First Single With Brian Howe

RUNAWAY is the first single from the new album, Right Or Wrong, and is accompanied by a lyric video that reflects the carefree, good time vibes of 1981, when Brian Howe’s stunning vocal was originally recorded.

RUNAWAY is a time capsule. A pure slice of joyous, melodic rock layered with luscious keyboards, driving guitars, a powerhouse rhythm and a barnstorming vocal from a young Brian Howe that showed he was destined for stardom.

After their debut single, Backs To The Grind was released on the legendary NEAT Records in 1980, White Spirit were hot property and their debut album was loved by critics and the public.

After line up changes, the new and improved White Spirit entered the studio to work on their second album, but the album was never fully completed, the band broke up and musicians went their separate ways.
Singer, Brian Howe crossed the Atlantic and became frontman for Ted Nugent, before achieving mega platinum success as the replacement for Paul Rodgers in Bad Company.

So White Spirit were seemingly consigned to music history, with former members proceeding to forge impressive careers built on this promising foundation. Four decades on, the location of these 2nd album sessions remained a mystery.

The day following Brian Howe’s tragic death from a heart attack in May 2020, guitarist, Mick Tucker and keysman, Mal Pearson were on the phone reflecting on those heady White Spirit days. The missing tapes were once more discussed, but still neither had any idea where to find them.

Fate stepped in, and during a house move, Mal Pearson was looking through his furniture in storage when he found a dusty old bedside cabinet. Inside were four sets of tapes. One labelled Chiswick Studios – White Spirit. This was it. The one they’d all thought was lost forever.

The tape was handed over to Conquest Music boss and Tank guitarist, Cliff Evans who arranged for the delicate process of restoring the tapes to retrieve the old recordings.
Successful as the process was, the sound quality of some elements of the tracks were just not good enough for today’s ears so Tucker & Pearson decided to replace all of the musical accompaniment with a stellar line up of players. Neil Murray (Whitesnake) and Russell Gilbrook (Uriah Heep) made up the rhythm section, with the guitars and keyboards replaced by Mick and Mal.

Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall) was chosen to mix the album in Sweden, and the result is an incredibly fresh body of work with power, finesse, great songs, and amazing vocals.
Ten tracks with a nod to the past, but fresh and vibrant arrangements fit for 21st Century ears.
One can only wonder what may have been if the album was released as originally planned in 1981.

So the wheel of fate that saw White Spirit disband 40 years ago, turned once more, unveiling the lost tapes that finally reveal the first album recorded by Brian Howe, sounding as fine as he ever did.

The album Right Or Wrong will be released in July 2022 on Conquest Music.
Be prepared for some surprise guest stars and a body of work that, had it come out when it was originally written, could have placed White Spirit amongst the giants of melodic rock.

White Spirit are planning live shows, with Tucker & Pearson already writing the next album. We can be sure it won’t be another 40 years before that is released.

The first single, RUNAWAY features an exclusive radio edit, alongside the full, album version of RUNAWAY.
Find RUNAWAY on digital services below.

https://bfan.link/runaway-8

The stunning nostalgic lyric video is here:

www.conquestmusic.co.uk

https://white-spirit.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/White-spirit-442344595808862

https://www.facebook.com/BrianHoweRocks

03/’22

JOHN SLOMAN : Two Rivers on CD

John Sloman’s new album Two Rivers has recently been made available digitally, but CD copies are coming soon, John posted that the CD will be ready as of April 25. Amazon UK has it listed as available by May 6. Still hoping there’ll be a vinyl release some day!

I am posting Part 2 of my interview with John shortly – which will discuss his time in Lone Star and with Uriah Heep, and I should have a Part 3 soon after touching on his time with Gary Moore, Paul Young, his first solo album, and John reveals previous band offers & auditions.

John also has a book on the way [hope to see ordering info soon], and returns to live performances in June.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=john+sloman+two+rivers&crid=38OBEB40U7NY&sprefix=john+sloman%2Caps%2C899&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

https://tidal.com/browse/album/214441605

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/john-sloman/95053265

https://shop.fingerprintsmusic.com/UPC/5056321669520

NESTOR : New Single ‘Signed In Blood’

Based on true friendship, NESTOR’s new single “Signed In Blood” is about that unbreakable bond of brotherhood that you just know will last forever. Or as a line from the lyrics goes: “It’s been so many miles and days between us, yet I know there’s a reason why we can’t let go” The track is available on Spotify, as well as a brand new video.

Originally founded in 1989 but only releasing their first album “Kids In A Ghost Town” in 2021, NESTOR’s acclaimed first album sent their fans on a journey back in time to the 1980s, both in sound, spirit and in visuals with their stunning music videos, everything completely self produced. Their album is also nominated for a Swedish Grammis in the category Hard Rock/Metal and will be re-released in a deluxe edition containing brand new bonus tracks later this year by Napalm Records who recently signed the band to their label. “Signed In Blood” is the first of these new tracks to be released during a year that will be full of exciting highlights from the band, among other things supporting childhood idols KISS at their arena gig in Stockholm this summer, as well as playing their own headline show at the properly named Nestor Fest at Falköpings Folkets Park in their hometown in Sweden.

https://sptfy.com/82YY

https://www.nestortheband.com

https://www.facebook.com/nestortheband

http://instagram.com/nestor_theband

http://youtube.com/nestor_theband

03 /’22

The Illustrated History of Apple Records Products & Memorabilia : ‘Inside Number Three’

New Book “Inside No 3” A History on the Products and Memorabilia From Apple Records 1968-73 by Nigel Pearce Now Available for Pre-order

Love The Beatles, Love The Music, Love The Book!

Now available for pre-order, “Inside No 3” is a history of the products and memorabilia from Apple Records from it’s public opening on 28th August 1968 until 1973 when Badfinger issued the last ever all new Apple single – Apple 49, “The Apple of My Eye.”

The book features engrossing vivid pages highlighting many products and artifacts that have not been seen for over 50 years, many never seen at all.

You will see photographs of artists, bands, records, memos, and other documents that illustrate the goings on of a truly great record company, that encompassed many ideals and plans but sadly fell to the one thing that was needed overall, and that was the split of the fab four. What was undertaken here was revolutionary in concept, fantastic, in thought, and pure gold in products.

This project will interface in social media, podcasts, youtube and other mediums to bring to you all that you require from INSIDENO3.COM

Artists specials will include everyone who recorded for Apple such as Mary Hopkin, Badfinger, Splinter, James Taylor, Hot Chocolate, Trash, Radna Krsna Temple – London, Modern Jazz Quartet, Ronnie Spector, Chris Hodge, Lon and Derek Van Eaton, and a host of others, including Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton who’s output here in many cases has somehow in times seem to have been forgotten. This will include artists who demoed and recorded at Apple under various Apple projects. All will be revealed in good time, so it will be worth your wait and devotion! You won’t be disappointed at all.  You will see photographs of articles and memorabilia that has not been generally seen for around 50 years, and that will be a huge eye opener for everyone. This will include memos, letters, press releases and other important social history artefacts as well.

The Book will come in the following formats all extolling the intimate beauty of the content:

1). The special collectors edition will be limited to only 100 units, worldwide and this is a hardback book that will be signed and numbered with repro memorabilia placed inside it.

2). A4 hardback book, signed limited to 500 units.

3). A4 hardback book, unnumbered.

4). A4 softback book, unlimited.

In whatever edition you purchase you will have a beautifully photographed and set book detailing some of the many Apple items used by The Beatles for marketing at No 3 Savile Row. You will see and feel many items that have either been forgotten or possibly have never been seen by fans before. It will adorn anyone’s Beatles collection and be a joy to own.

This will in time expand to interviews written and recorded and news items and special programmes on facts, links and parts of the lives of the fab four. It should prove to be a very interesting time indeed and we will ensure that “A Splendid Time Is Guaranteed By All”.

To purchase: www.insideandoutsideno3.com to order your copy direct from the publishers

For more information: website www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk

04/’22

AIRBOURNE Announce Fall 2022 North American Tour

Aussie rockers AIRBOURNE have announced their Fall 2022 North American tour. The tour kicks off September 9 in New York City and runs through October 11 in Los Angeles. Dates are below. Tickets are on sale this Friday April 8th at 10:00 AM local time HERE.

The tour is the band’s first U.S. and Canadian run since the release of 2019’s Boneshaker. The band has also just released the video for “Burnout the Nitro” from the album. Watch it HERE.

“We are from Melbourne, the most locked down city in the world. Unleashed at last, Airbourne are the most set-free animals on the planet. Look out,” the band says. “They wouldn’t let us in for two years, and after this tour, they’ll never let us back. Get your tickets — NOW OR NEVER!!”

In other Airbourne news, the band’s song “Breakin’ Outta Hell” was recently featured on the Netflix series Cobra Kai.

AIRBOURNE ON TOUR:
9/9 — New York, NY — The Gramercy Theatre
9/10 — Philadelphia, PA — Underground Arts
9/11 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
9/15 — Quebec City, QC — St. Roch XP L’Impérial Bell
9/16 — Saguenay, QC — Festival Saint-Honoré dans l’Vent
9/17 — Montreal, QC — Corona Theatre
9/20 — Toronto, ON — The Opera House
9/22 — London, ON — London Music Hall

9/23 — Columbus, OH — Skully’s Music Diner
9/24 — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life
9/26 — Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge
9/27 — Minneapolis, MN — 7th Street Entry
9/28 — Winnipeg, MB — The Pyramid Cabaret
9/30 — Calgary, AB — The Palace
10/1 — Edmonton, AB — Midway
10/3 — Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom

10/4 — Seattle, WA — Tractor Tavern
10/5 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge
10/7 — San Francisco, CA — Starline Social Club
10/8 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival
10/11 — Los Angeles — Troubadour

AIRBOURNE ONLINE:
Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

SPINEFARM RECORDS ONLINE:
Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

03/’22

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius to premiere new video for “The Prism”, April 8 from forthcoming live release.

The Prism—Live Video Premiere 9 PM ET on YouTube, on April 8

On Friday April 8, at 9 pm ET /6 pm PT/ 3 am Saturday morning (the 9th) in Amsterdam, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ “The Prism” will be live on all streaming media, including YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjjjYY0HQTg. Joe will be on hand, answering fan questions and reading everyone’s comments in chat.  

The new single and video, “THE PRISM” was recorded live during Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ performance at Progstock Festival, October 13, 2019 at Union County Performing Arts Center. Rahway, NJ.

“’The Prism’ is about an evil, corrupt politician,” Joe says. “I wrote this in 2007, and it still applies to whomever you believe it applies to. Lots of choices.”

“The Prism” originally appears on Stratospheerius’ 2012 album, ”The Next World.”  “The Prism” will be on Stratospheerius’ upcoming CD/Blu Ray, “Behind the Curtain: Live at Progstock” due out late summer, 2022 on Melodic Revolution Records.  

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius are confirmed to perform at Sonic Voyage Fest on April 29th at Olive’s in Nyack NY with Brooklyn Raga Massive and an Electric Violin Summit with One More Once (fronted by violinist John Dinklage) on May12th at the Shrine in Harlem,  and Maine’s Ganja Grail in Starks, ME this fall.  

Outside of Stratospheerius, Joe will be performing in two events at RoSFest April 15-17—a full solo show for the RoSFest’s “Minstrel in the Garden” outside of  the Sarasota Opera House, and later that evening joining Dave Kerzner’s All-Star Progressive Rock-band on the main stage with Billy Sherwood (Yes), Fernando Perdomo (Jacob Dylan), Nick D’Virgilio (Genesis, Big Big Train, Spock’s Beard), and Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd). Joe reconnects with Dave, May 2-7 for Cruise to the Edge. On May 26, he’s at Madison Square Garden, playing in The Who’s chamber orchestra again!

Recently Joe composed a 5-minute “Klezmer-y” encore piece for classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine and her 9 year old daughter Sylvia’s recent tour of Israel. The work is called “Livroach el Ha’or” which means “Escape to the Light.” He duetted with Emmanuel Bishop for National Down Syndrome Society Gala; Emmanuel is hardly letting his disability stop him; he’s accomplished in music, sports, and languages. Joe took part in an Electric String Summit and the American String Teachers National Conference Panel on electronic effects for strings with some of today’s great string players including Martha Mooke (from David Bowie’s band), Matt Bell Andy Reiner, Robb Janof, and Tracy Silverman

Spotify Pre-Save Link:  https://show.co/c3c2EpM

“The Prism”

Mixed and mastered by Matt Vanacoro

Produced by Joe Deninzon

The Band
Joe Deninzon-lead vocals/electric violin 
Michelangelo Quirinale-guitar 
Paul Ranieri-bass 
Jason Gianni-drums 

Music and lyrics by Joe Deninzon
“filmed by Matt Urba,”
Backdrop footage by David P. Levin
Recorded at Progstock Festival
Photo by Brian Tirpak 
Single Art layout by Nick Katona, Zene Háza, Florida

Thank you to Thomas Palmieri and Ann Rinaldi

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Online
Website: https://stratospheerius.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stratospheerius/
Bandcamp: https://joedeninzonstratospheerius.bandcamp.com/
Patron: https://www.patreon.com/joedeninzon
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3VKVc5OQCFWXFyhRI01zOD?si=Ivsu7NvlRr-E43ZEorEIvQ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/joedeninzon

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htts://www.stratosband.com

ROBERT FRIPP: Exposures, 32-disc box set coming in May

25 CDs, 3 DVDs (audio only), 4 Blu-Ray discs (audio only) Packaged in a 12” boxed set with 48-page booklet including extensive notes by Sid Smith and Al Okada plus press releases, photos and memorabilia.

The long-awaited 32-disc boxed set of Robert Fripp in the studio and in concert 1977 – 1983 will be released on 27th May 2022. The set will feature many previously unreleased tracks, outtakes and rarities as well as numbers tracks becoming on CD for the first time.

The largest in the series, Exposures is the ninth boxset release collecting King Crimson / Robert Fripp material from 1969 to 2008.

Featuring 32 discs (25xCD/4xDVD audio/4xBlu-Ray audio) presented in a 12” box with a 48-page booklet containing extensive notes by Sid Smith and Al Okada plus memorabilia such as tickets, posters, press releases, and more.

One of the most comprehensive boxed sets devoted to a single period of an artist’s career, Exposures features the complete collection of Robert Fripp’s studio and live solo material from 1977-1983, covering the period from the first Exposure sessions to the end of The League of Gentlemen and final Frippertronics concerts.

Steven Wilson mixes of Exposure in (in two versions), Under Heavy Manners, The League of Gentlemen studio recordings and numerous unreleased tracks from the albums’ sessions appear in Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD 5.1 Surround and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio on Blu-Ray discs 1 and 4.

David Singleton mixes of “God Save the Queen,” “Let the Power Fall” and the “Washington Square Church” Frippertronics album appear in DTS-HD Surround (Quad/4.1) and in hi- res stereo ranging from 24/48 (WSC), 24/96 GSTQ) to 24/192 (LTPF) on Blu-Ray discs 1 and 4.

In addition, all editions and versions of Exposure (including previously unreleased), original masters of all of the albums from the period and a wealth of additional material, much of it previously unreleased appear on Blu-Ray in hi-res stereo audio on those discs.

Two further Blu-Ray discs present the complete DGM archive of Frippertronics loops, masters and concert performances – over 68 hours of music in 24/48 hi-res stereo.

Three DVDs feature the main albums in 5.1, quad and hi-res stereo. Twenty-five CDs present material including the earliest existing master loops, all of the albums in new Steven Wilson and David Singleton mixes, plus original mixes newly mastered and a number of studio and live discs featuring previously unreleased and/or music new to disc.

You can pre-order Exposures boxed set via Inner Knot (US): https://shop.schizoidshop.com/robert-fripp—exposures-boxed-set-p1917.aspx

For more information: https://dgmlive.com

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/robertfrippofficial

https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertFrippOfficial/featured

03/’22

KEITH EMERSON : His life and legacy illustrated and celebrated

The legendary keyboard giant remembered; stories, tributes, rare and unseen photographs

A lavish, fully illustrated book in which family, friends, colleagues, and fans talk to author Chris Welch about the life, work, and legacy of Keith Emerson from before The Nice and ELP through 3 to The Keith Emerson Band. Illustrated throughout with previously unseen photos from family, friends, and professional photographers, this official celebration will tell the remarkable tale of Keith’s musical evolution, his personal relationships, and the creation of his astounding musical legacy. Includes new interviews with Keith’s children, ex-wife, close personal friends, Mari Kawaguchi, Carl Palmer, Rick Wakeman, Lee Jackson, Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, Alan White, Dave Kilminster, Marc Bonilla, Rachel Flowers, Darius Brubeck, Geoff Downes, and others.

The book draws on the private Emerson family archives for photographs of Keith at home, at work and play. Close family and friends share memories and stories from throughout his life, revealing the true man, while fellow musicians from the worlds of prog, rock and classical attest to Keith’s talent and dedication, while others who worked with him tell of his spirit, generosity and sense of humor.

Keith Emerson celebrates the life and legacy of the man who first played the Hammond organ like a lead guitarist, introduced the European classical music tradition to rock fans with The Nice and helped create the template for prog rock with the very first Moog synthesizers with ELP. He also wrote movie soundtracks, performed with world-renowned jazz musicians, and toured the world as a solo artist. All of that and more is explored in this deluxe book.

*Registering at http://www.keithemersonbook.com will ensure a special discount when pre-order begins, allow people to have a name printed in the book and be a part of this unique project.

http://www.keithemersonbook.com  Hardback : Classic £40/$45 Signature £250/$275  224 pages, 50,000 words 200 photographs 

03/’22

GOLDEN EARRING To release last ever live show

Golden Earring’s last performance ever held at Rotterdam Ahoy on 16th November 2019 called ‘You Know We Love You! – Live Ahoy 2019’ as a double CD/DVD. It includes the full show and some extra’s like a replica of the original concert poster and a collage of photos that fans of Golden Earring submitted during the past year. This album will give Golden Earring and its fans a dignified goodbye so well deserved.

A big thanks to Bert Dijkstra/ Shop Around for the magnificent artwork design.

By accident, visual director Marcel de Vré (who had captured the Golden Earring Five Zero Show at the Amsterdam Ziggodome in 2015) recorded that final performance. He was hired to take care of the video content and live camera shots that would be projected on a big video screen hanging on the back of the stage. Without the band being aware, De Vré recorded the show and archived the complete footage.

Luckily, excellent audio and video was available of a tremendous concert, that sadly turned out to be Golden Earring’s final performance – with this historical release as a result.

When in February 2021 co-founder George Kooymans had to announce his having to leave the band with immediate effect, due to health issues. Golden Earring decided to break up. With the sad knowledge that the Rotterdam show had been the final performance of Golden Earring, the audio and visual files were unshelved in close cooperation with the band, Marcel de Vré and John Sonneveld – the band’s long time technical assistance and producer.

CD 1

Don’t Stop The Show
I Do Rock ‘n’ Roll
Another 45 Miles
Long Blond Animal
5 When The Lady Smiles
Liquid Soul
Twilight Zone
Going To the Run

CD 2

Vanilla Queen
Hold Me Now
Say When
The Devil Made Me Do It
Johnny Make Believe
Rinus On Bass
Radar Love part 1
Cesar On Drums
Radar Love part 2
She Flies On Strange Wings
Legalize Telepathy

DVD

Don’t Stop The Show
I Do Rock ‘N Roll
Another 45 Miles
Long Blond Animal
When The Lady Smiles
Liquid Soul
Twilight Zone
Going To The Run
Vanilla Queen
Hold Me Now
Say When
The Devil Made Me Do It
Johnny Make Believe
Rinus On Bass
Radar Love part 1
Cesar On Drums
Radar Love part 2
She Flies On Strange Wings
Legalize Telepathy

*a vinyl LP release is reported for later in the year.

Pre-order-

NL: https://www.platomania.nl/…/you_know_we…/golden_earring

World: https://www.jpc.de/…/golden-earring-the…/hnum/10869772

*Also see Amazon and other online outlets.

03/’22

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