SOULS OF WE — the band featuring legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) and vocalist London Legrand (SOULS OF WE, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION) — has commenced the songwriting sessions for the group’s second album. Lynch writes on his Twitter profile, “Second day of writing for new SOULS OF WE record [on Monday, February 7].
In studio later this month, guerilla style, then we hit the road March 5th.”
Wendy Dio posted the following update today:
Since my last update, we have been back and forth to Houston three times for tests and chemo treatments, an emergency run to St. Joseph’s for another blood clot, an ultrasound and another cat scan. We met with Dr. Ajani, Ronnie’s oncologist, on Monday, and he was very pleased with the treatment so far. Some tumors have gone and some have shrunk. He says we have a long road to travel, but we are on the right path. Going back and forth to Houston is getting old, with all the cancelled and delayed flights and some of the rude Continental staff, the same boring food at the hotel (I think we have eaten everything on their horrible menu!), but…when we get a good report from the doctor, it is all worth it. The only food Ronnie says he can taste is Indian curry; everything tastes like metal (HEAVY metal?) because of the chemo. We did, however, have a nice breakfast with Carmen and his mother on Friday. He is still waiting for his bone marrow transplant.
I am so sorry if I have upset any of our friends for not returning calls or emails, but please understand that it is so draining for me to go over and over to everyone about Ronnie’s progress. This is why I thought that if I wrote an update once a month, everyone can know of Ronnie’s progress at the same time. The Fan Club just delivered a huge sack of mail, and we have been reading all the wonderful cards and letters you have all sent. Thank you all so much – it keeps our spirits up knowing you all love Ronnie so much and wish him well. Ronnie and I have a great support system: Simon, who does so much; Geezer and Gloria (she has been my strength, everyday she listens to me, whether I am happy or not); Sheila and Jacqui, friends for 25 years who would go anywhere or do anything for Ronnie or I; Mike Carden, a cancer survivor who is always available to talk to; Rudy, Vinny, Doug, Scott, Big Scott, Lois and Wyn; my colleagues at work – Marchele, Lynne, Carmen, Anthony and Diana; Dr. Mena, Dr. Chu and our wonderful Dr. Kapoor, who is available 24/7 for us and spent his whole Sunday day off with us at the emergency room, and of course Dr. Ajani, who mixes his magic cocktail of chemo and gives us hope.
Ronnie takes a walk everyday in the park and keeps busy with his music and watching sports. He was really mad that he missed the Super Bowl because we had to fly back to Houston on that Sunday, as his chemo started at 8:00am on Monday. He is in real good spirits and will be going to the studio next week to listen to the mix of the Heaven and Hell DVD that will be released later this year. He is itching to get back on tour, and with the good reports and all of your prayers and good energy, I think he is going to make it. Bless you all.
Godsmack has released a new song “Cryin Like A Bitch” from their up and coming album, The Oracle, due May 4th.
You can hear the new song at myspace at this link. Check it out!
DJ Brian Basher takes over the airwaves tonight at 9 P.M. CST (10 P.M. EST) at KACV FM 90. Join us tonight for Hard Rock Hideout Radio’s M3 Special. Brian will be spinning music from bands playing in the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, MD on June 19th, 2010. You will also be able to check out new music from Liberty N’ Justice, Dokken, Vain, and a lot more.
You can listen to Hard Rock Hideout Radio online at www.kacvfm.org and on KACV FM90 in Amarillo, TX.
VQPR TO HANDLE ENTIRE CATALOG FOR FRONTIERS RECORDS USA
Frontiers Records and VQPR are pleased to announce their new union in business. The recent collaboration to join forces came about the beginning of 2010 starting with new releases BRIAN HOWE and the band GIANT for their first project together. Hear more about these bands in the following weeks to come~
Frontiers Records is preparing new releases for the USA such as EXTREME “Take us Alive” CD & DVD recorded in Boston last year, ALAN PARSONS “Live in Madrid” CD & DVD and ASIA “Omega.” In the recent past, the label has released new albums from MR BIG, WINGER; LYNCH MOB, HOUSE OF LORDS and PRIMAL FEAR.
Frontiers Records has a passion for melodic rock and the heroes responsible for timeless rock music that defined a generation. Frontiers Records have released many critically acclaimed albums, while several internationally renowned acts joined their high-profile roster: WINGER, STYX, TOTO, JOE LYNN TURNER, JOURNEY, THUNDER, SURVIVOR, GLENN HUGHES, HOUSE OF LORDS, just to name a few.
VQPR holds a myriad of artists in many genre’s from 80’s heritage bands to punk, rock, blues and metal, as well has specializing in Guitar Gods. The combination of the two companies is a blend for success. Look for all the Frontiers Records 2010 releases to be released to the media by VQPR – coming to the USA soon!
German epic/melodic power metallers ORDEN OGAN have just released their new album “Easton Hope”. Now the track “Nobody Leaves” has been made available for FREE DOWNLOAD here:
Furthermore you can win 1 out of 3 ORDEN OGAN fan packages in their Myspace competition: