Whitesnake have announced the band will be on hiatus from touring throughout 2012 after completing their successful ‘Forevermore World Tour’.
At this time the band plan to spend 2012 in the studio, mixing live recordings made during the 2011 tour.
There are also plans to edit & mix a live in-concert DVD from the tour.
Other ‘Snake related projects are also in the works, including new material, though there are no definite plans to record a full studio album at this time.
Some of the band members will be keeping busy with other musical projects throughout 2012 & whitesnake.com will try to provide information related to their activities, as well as the individual member’s websites.
The commercial & critical success continues with their ‘Forevermore’ album which is still gathering accolades & awards from around the world.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to continue its Jeff Healey Band archival series with the April 3 DVD-CD release of Live In Belgium.
Touring in 1993 in support of their Feel This album, The Jeff Healey Band hit The Peer Blues Festival in Belgium running! The double-disc package-which includes the show both visually and aurally-contains 12 tight, taut gems in Dolby Digital Stereo and Dolby 5.1. The songs are highlighted by Healey’s soulful vocals and his wild’n’wooly over-the-top electric guitar solos, played in his inimitable style on his lap like a dobro. His visceral, energetic performance sets the crowd buzzing right from note #1.
The 82 minutes fly by as Healey really gets into his signature cover of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” as well as “Roadhouse Blues” by The Doors and some of his own classic tracks including “Angel Eyes” and “Full Circle.” Making this particular performance special is the fact that the trio is augmented by two backing vocalists and a keyboard player. This takes the presentation up to a whole new level as the band is, in effect, doubled. Besides the Feel This material, Healey performs tracks off his very popular See The Light and Hell To Pay albums.
Jeff Healey (1966-2008) was a Canadian singer/songwriter/guitarist of mammoth talent who fused a love of blues and rockin’ anthems into a jam-happy stew of crowd-crazy proportions. He could sing like an angel, sting like a bee on his axe and perform like he was born to do so.
CD & DVD Track Listing:
1.Baby’s Lookin’ Hot
2.The House That Love Built
3.Evil And Here To Stay
5.It Could All Get Blown Away
6.Lost In Your Eyes
7.Heart Of An Angel
9.That’s What They Say
11. Roadhouse Blues
12.See The Light
13.While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Check out the new video clip “Look Inside Your Heart” from Jeff Scott Soto! “Look Inside Your Heart” is on the up and coming CD, Damage Control, which will be released March 23rd, in Europe and March 27th 2012 in North America.
earMUSIC is thrilled to announce the new album from Swedish rock supergroup, EUROPE. The long player, set for UK release on Monday 30th April 2012, is entitled Bag of Bones. The first single, Not Supposed To Sing The Blues, will be released digitally on Friday March 9th.
Bag of Bones is produced by Kevin Shirley. No stranger to the crème de la crème of iconic rock, Shirley has produced albums for the likes of Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, Black Stone Cherry and Journey.
Contributing slide guitar to the title track Bag of Bones is blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. “We’re honoured that Joe Bonamassa wanted to play some slide guitar on our record. We’re all big fans of his music”, says Europe front man Joey Tempest. Released on CD and vinyl formats, the album features a more straightforward rock approach.
“Why drive a VW beetle when you can drive a Rolls Royce?” asks Europe’s guitarist John Norum. “Bag of Bones is a classic rock album with lots of class. Even my mom likes it!”
“Bag of Bones” Album Track Listing:
1. Riches To Rags
2. Not Supposed To Sing The Blues
4. Bag Of Bones
6. My Woman My Friend
7. Demon Head
8. Drink And A Smile
10. Mercy You Mercy Me
11. Bring It All Home
The Swedish female fronted melodic metal band END OF SEPTEMBER have released the music video for the track “Isolated” online. The track is also available as a digital single.
“Isolated” is the opening track from the self titled debut album from End of September that will be released on May 11th in Europe and on May 22nd in North America, through Ulterium Records.
Up-coming End of September shows;
June 1st: Harrys – Växjö, Sweden [release show]
August 10th: Frizon Festival – Örebro, Sweden
END OF SEPTEMBER is definitely one of the most promising bands from Scandinavia at the moment. This young band shows with their debut album that they know how to create fantastic, memorable songs, and perform them to perfection. They have also been able to successfully create a mix between melodic metal and more modern metal that not many bands have.
With the well-crafted and intelligent song-writing of Erik Tordsson and the smooth and emotional vocals of Elin Redin, End of September is a force to be reckoned with during the coming years. The band is hungry to hit the stages around the world, and are destined to make it.