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FEBRUARY   2008
 

 

 

Heartbreaker

 is a tribute to Paul Rodgers, the band play a selection of songs from the many different eras of Paul Rodgers; spanning over his 37 year career at the top: from Free to Queen. In the eighties, Paul Rodgers collaborated with the guitarist from Led Zeppelin - Jimmy Page to form the band 'The Firm'. Furthermore, Paul Rodgers, during the nineties, also worked with the guitarist from Def Leppard - Phil Collen to form the band 'The Law'. Heartbreaker not only includes songs from these eras but also from Paul Rodgers' solo career. However, Heartbreaker mainly draws from the Bad Company era. Sometime this year, they are antipating the release of an album from Paul Rodgers and Queen, and they can't wait to include some of those songs into their set. Their  band plays at various venues in the United Kingdom and audiences appreciate the live experience of Heartbreaker. This year they will be crossing the English Channel to travel to Beguim and other European countries. They  look forward to seeing you at our gig,

Live for the music, Heartbreaker

 

 

 
 
 
Check out a few new songs from Derek St Holmes + Paul Reed Smith
 
Derek St. Holmes is a rock musician known primarily as the rhythm guitarist and vocalist on Ted Nugent's early (and best) solo albums, Derek St. Holmes has also subsequently lent his talents to recordings by other artists and by the dawn of the 21st century, finally launched his own solo career. Hailing from a small city not far from Detroit (Riverview, MI) is now living in Georgia
 
 
 
Details about where to buy a copy will be posted soon on his myspace

 

PAUL RODGERS Cut Loose/ Silver 25th Anniversary Ltd. Edition

to be released March 4th on Friday Music

 
 

Paul Rodgers’ name is synonymous with everything that is great about rock and roll, and it is with much anticipation and excitement that his first solo effort “Cut Loose” will finally be back on the shelves, as a newly remastered Silver 25th Anniversary Ltd. Edition on March 4th.

 As noted by re-issue producer Joe Reagoso “When we began the re-mastering process, it was difficult not to just sit back and keep on listening to certain tracks over and over again.    ‘Morning After The Night Before’  will forever stand as one of his finest recordings ever, plus tracks like ‘Fragile’, ‘Talking Guitar Blues’…I mean one after another….pure magic.  His voice resonates with all of us, and his songs have become fixtures on many rock and classic rock radio stations across the globe! “

 Over the years, his vocals and songwriting expertise have brought him much acclaim, and one cannot think of too many fellow superstar musicians that have nothing but the utmost respect for Paul Rodgers and it shows with the following quotes:

 "Working with Paul gave me the opportunity to appreciate what an extraordinary vocalist this man really is." 

Jimmy Page

 "Having now had the privilege to work with Paul it is even more clear to me that Paul Rodgers is the rock/blues voice they all look up to".

Brian May

 "From the first time I heard 'All Right Now' I knew this was the voice of someone who would write his own chapter in the book of great rock singers, Paul Rodgers still has the voice that others are measured by and aspire to be compared to."

Paul Stanley

  It is with extreme pride that we are here in 2008 celebrating the re-release of his first solo album CUT LOOSE.  

 But the celebration is two-fold, it is not only the 25th Silver Anniversary of this classic album, it’s also his 40th year as a recording artist!  With that in mind, fans can enjoy this newly remastered essential chapter in the Paul Rodgers catalog, now complete with artist approved  lyrics, new photos, memorabilia and other hip elements that will truly enhance your CUT LOOSE experience.

To Order your copy go here

 

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Swanee River

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Swanee River is a powerful blend of soul, blues and rock and roll.

Hailing from the city of Derry, they began in September 2004 and drew their influences from a range of bands including Free, Led Zeppelin, Spencer Davis Group, Rory Gallagher, Humble Pie and Terry Reid.

They have since played over 200 gigs touring the length and breadth of Ireland, in towns and cities such as Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Dundalk, Limerick, Donegal, Lurgan, Draperstown, Downpartick, Warrenpoint, Killarney and their hometown of Derry. They have also been added to the small festival circuit playing in the Glasgowbury music festival Draperstown, The Derry gas yard Féile, the Derry blues and jazz festival, and the New Born Fest Downpatrick

Along the way they have graced the stage with the likes Duke Special, Henry McCullough, and 8 Supports slots with The Answer building up a steady fan base. They also won the Northern Ireland battle of the bands competition in 2006, picking up a cool £1000 prize money.

They have also been featured extensively in the press including the Derry Journal, the Derry News, the Irish News, Alternative Ulster, Radar Magazine and the Evening Herald (Dublin) receiving raving reviews from all papers/magazines.

On top of this, their two releases’ ‘Back to the Handlebars’ and ‘Baby Better Lady’ have been played flat out on the airwaves on a host of radio shows throughout Ireland including Downtown radio, RTE Radio 1, Radio Ulster ATL (including interview and feature), Maiden city fm (Derry local) 107fm (Ballymena local – interview and feature) and QUB radio.

Their groovy soulful feel to their music has captured the incredible following they now have and made people realize again that it’s ok to like rock and roll!!

 

 Upcoming Shows ( view all )
Feb 23 2008 10:00P
masons Derry
Feb 29 2008 10:00P
The Pavillion Belfast
Mar 8 2008 10:00P
G - Session -The Cellar Bar Draperstown
Mar 27 2008 11:00P
The Emipre Music Hall (Swanee River headline) Belfast
Mar 29 2008 8:00P
The Village Dublin
Apr 5 2008 10:00P
Masons Derry
May 23 2008 10:00P
The Lair, Limivady Limivady
Jun 14 2008 10:00P
Masons Derry
Jun 20 2008 11:00P
Gildernews bar Armagh
Jun 28 2008 9:00P
New Born Festival - The Slaney Inn Downpatrick
Aug 9 2008 8:00P
Masons Derry
Oct 11 2008 10:00P
Masons Derry
Nov 22 2008 10:00P
Masons Derry
Dec 27 2008 10:00P
Masons Derry

 

                   

REBEL COMPANY

  Brand New Tribute Band  from middlesbrough UK

Upcoming shows!!!

Friday May 16th - The Station, Redcar

Thursday June 5th
- O'Grady's, Redcar

Saturday June 28th -The Station, Loftus

Sunday July 20th - The Crown, Brotton

 

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NEW PAUL RODGERS SHOW
ANNOUNCED


Press

SHOWS

 

 

 
 
CONGRATULATIONS UXL -
 on being chosen to play in Atlanta in Sept 08
at the Atlantis Music Conference
 
 
 
 
UXL Appeared  on ARN Aug 2007
 
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Fender Center and Museum in Corona unveils spruced up music exhibit
Bad Company's Paul Rodgers honored for contributions
George A. Paul, Staff Writer
 
The Fender Center and Museum in Corona held a VIP exhibit Grand Re-Opening on Saturday and raised more than $40,000 for its Kids Rock Free music education program.

Rock superstar Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, Free, Queen) was honored with a special award commemorating his 40 years in the music business. Bassist Tony Franklin - who played in The Firm with Rodgers in the mid-'80s - served as event emcee in Fender's Rhythm Lounge. Former Firm and AC/DC drummer Chris Slade, David Pack of Ambrosia, members of Dramarama and sound pioneer Bob Heil were also present.

Franklin presided over an auction of a Rodgers gold record and Fender Mexican Stratocaster electric guitar with necklace (the instrument fetched $24,000). A silent memorabilia auction raised even more money for Kids Rock Free.

Among the items on display in the newly-expanded VIP exhibit are pieces of a broken guitar and fuzz pedal from The Who's Pete Townshend, handwritten lyrics to alt-rock hit "Anything Anything" by Dramarama, plus signed instruments and memorabilia from Rodgers, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Miller, Peter Frampton, Muddy Waters, Dick Dale, Nirvana, Blink-182 and others.

A special section is devoted to Heil, who developed the quadrophonic sound mixer for The Who and developed the Talk Box made famous by Frampton, Joe Walsh and Richie Sambora.

The Igniters, a quintet comprised of 12-14 year-olds from the Kids Rock Free program, closed the event with a brief live set of cover tunes.

They were joined by Rodgers for his compositions, "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy" and "All Right Now."

For more information on the Fender Center and Museum, the ongoing Johnny Cash exhibit and upcoming Cash Birthday Celebration, go to www.fendermuseum.com.

 

PAUL RODGERS EXHIBIT IN CA

 

 

The 50th Annual GRAMMY® Awards

Sunday, February 10, 8pm et/pt
 
 
 

 

New Releases to expect

FREE

FIRE & WATER

Special Two cd Set

 collectors editions which will include some rare

photos from Lucy's ARN collection

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PAUL RODGERS RE-RELEASE - CUT LOOSE
PAUL RODGER’S FIRST SOLO ALBUM TO BE RE-RELEASED
Paul Rodgers is ready to Cut Loose again. Twenty-five years after Rodgers released his first solo album, Cut Loose, the record will be back on shelves as a newly re-mastered Silver 25th Anniversary Limited Edition. Of course, this year isn’t only momentous because of that anniversary, it also marks Rodgers’ 40th year as a recording artist. Over his tenure, Paul has affected much of rock royalty. Jimmy Page spoke of him, stating, “Working with Paul gave me the opportunity to appreciate what an extraordinary vocalist this man really is,” while Brian May stated, “Having now had the privilege to work with Paul it is even more clear to me that Paul Rodgers is the rock/blues voice they all look up to.” You can look up to Rodgers too when Cut Loose gets re-released on March 4th.
 
 
 
 

 

Introducing From Italy

Bonustrack

Riki Massini: Voce, Dobro, Chitarre  /  Guitars, Dobro, Mandolin and voice
Fabrizio Cerutti : Basso / Bass Guitar
Italo Graziana: Batteria / Drums

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Born in 2001, they introduce a beautiful blues and rock blues travel including original compositions. This Band has had the pleasure of performing on many important stages and festivals including:VALLE MAGGIA BLUES FESTIVAL (CH) 2005 BLUES TO BOP (CH) 2005 PISTOIA BLUES FESTIVAL (IT) 2003, 2007 RORY GALLAGHER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (IRE) 2005, 2006, 2007 CORK ROCKS FOR RORY (IRE) 2007 BUTCHER'S ARMS ALLTWEN TOUR (WALES, UK) 2007 TORRITA BLUES FESTIVAL (IT) 2005 MONTI BLUES (IT) 2007 ROOT'S AND BLUES (IT) 2005, 2006 (riki acoustic) VICENZA BLUES FESTIVAL (IT) 2005 PONTINIA ROCK BLUES FESTIVAL (IT) 2005 BORDIGHERA JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL (IT) 2005 PIGNOLA BLUES FESTIVAL (IT) 2007 NISTOC UNA MONTAGNA DI MUSICA (IT) 2007 AMENO BLUES FESTIVAL (IT) 2006, 2007.

www.myspace.com/bonustrackit

Jordan Gonzalez jamming with Derek St Holmes & Liberty Devitto

Atlanta's 15 Year old Jordan Gonzalez performing with Derek St Holmes

 

Atlanta's Jordan Gonzalez 15 played with 

 " The All Star Band" featuring Derek St. Holmes of Ted Nugent.

 Jeff Carlisi of 38 Special.

  Liberty Divitto of the Billy Joel Band

& Ricky Bryd of Joan Jett Band.

For information regarding Jordan contact

Lucy@allrightnow.com

 (man I'd like to play guitar behind his voice) Ricky Bryd with Paul

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Atlanta's Jordan Gonzalez joined the Pro's on Stage at Tavern On the Bridge

Listen to the Howard Leese Interview

Howard Leese
Solo Artist and Guitarist for Paul Rodgers, Heart

 
 
 
 
'THIS INTERVIEW IS AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY'
  
LISTEN TO HOWARD TALKING ABOUT HIS UPCOMING CD
CALLED
SECRET WEAPON
 
     

GET VEGAS

 

 

 

The Free Convention

"40th Anniversary "

Will be held on

Fri. 18th April 2008
Park Hotel, Tynemouth   0191 2571 406   7pm- 1am

Details and Tickets
c/o Bill Flynn 4 Mile End Close, Foulridge, Colne, Lancs. BB8 7LD

Email:  freeconvention@aol.com  

 telephone : +00447948017380

 

 

Planned itinerary :
 8pm   The sensational  ‘Get Vegas’ band.
Turn back the clock 40 years and here we have a band
      whose average age is around 19 years old writing blues rock music in the vein of Free  a fitting way to
      commemorate the 40th Anniversary , their youthful energy and great songs could make  this band  huge. Miss them
     at your peril . for more on this exciting band  go on Utube & myspace and then book your ticket !!!

Freespirit have been added to the itinerary - Time to be announce

 

another very exciting prospect putting some of the most talented tribute musicians together in 1 band  is going to be
    quite a spectacle for a one off occasion

11pm   ‘Heavy Load’  -
great live band who I know will make this an occasion to remember
12pm  special guest spot  included in end of night jam

More details tba

Dont Miss it !!

 

 


Derek St Holmes update

Rock Hard

DEREK ST. HOLMES - Legendary TED NUGENT Singer’s Many Irons In The Fire

Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 at 14:49:02 EST

Article from Bravewords.com

By Martin Popoff

Soulful singer fer miles DEREK ST. HOLMES has had a stellar classic rock career, singing, writing and playing rhythm guitar on TED NUGENT’s biggest albums, also playing with AEROSMITH’s Brad Whitford in WHITFORD ST. HOLMES as well as MICHAEL SCHENKER on his Built To Destroy album.

St. Holmes has a number of irons in the fire, including a possible collaborator with the Whackmaster himself, for which he helped create the classic Ted Nugent, Free For All and Cat Scratch fever albums…

“Let’s see, we just finished a Paul Reed Smith album, who is the founder of the guitar company; we just finished a PRS guitar album, and I sang I think nine out of the ten on that album, and co-wrote seven or eight of them. Let’s see, what else? I’m singing on and co-producing an album with a band called BLOOD OF THE SUN, sort of a ‘70s classic rock band in Dallas, Texas, all Texas boys, and they are so into the ‘70s that they even buy their old vintage ‘70s stuff online. So we’re talking clothing and gear. They’re really a lot of fun; they sound really good. So I’m working on that. I’m working on a second Derek St. Holmes album, for which I have about six of the songs completed. I’ve got four more that I’m working on, so I want it to be ten songs. But in the wonderful world of downloading for 99 cents, what’s the worth in making ten songs on an album, let alone 15? It’s kind of crazy, so I’m trying to figure that out in the new year. Let’s see, I’m working with two young children, two girls, who are incredible singers, and they are sisters. I’ve recorded one song that we co-wrote and we’re recording a few more, so that’s going to be an incredibly new talent coming out this year.”

What is the direction of your new solo material?

“It’s still a little bit of the… I guess sort of, not really r&b-flavoured, just kind of new music I’m coming up with. Not hard though. I don’t know, I’m not at the point where I’m young enough to start slamming like JUDAS PRIEST or something. But we’ve got that animal, and I’ve just finished a trailer for a movie which is called Heavy Petting, a romantic comedy, and doing the soundtrack for a new horror movie called Dead Girl, so just working on that. That starts here in the next couple weeks. So I’ll be busy for quite a while.”

Notably, Derek’s website has been taken down, but have no fear, he’s up and running with a fairly info- and visual-stuffed myspace page, at myspace.com/derekstholmes.

“Yes, I shut that down, but I have a MySpace page run by friend of mine, this lady Lucy, who also does PAUL RODGERS’ fan website. I’ll be putting up a photo there of myself and Paul which we took at the LED ZEPPELIN show. Also, I’ve got a new production company with my girlfriend called My Baby Productions - Shelley is quite the businesswoman, so she is co-writing that with me. I’m also looking to produce and arrange and ready to play and get back on the road as well. I went out, the very last part of the year, and did five shows with Nugent. And those were incredible. He was very nice, very giving, nice… I mean, we got along better than we ever did. And I think he’s just a different person - and so am I. I guess we’re just older, more mature. So in the future we’re talking about writing an album together, hopefully in the next... well, I don’t know, the next, hopefully by March. So he’s excited about that. He called me and said, ‘Yeah, we’ve got to get together and write the perfect album. Let’s get it done.’ He said he couldn’t do it anytime in January and February because he’s doing a movie with TOBY KEITH, the country star.”

Gender Bender - - Warning - lots of blood so beware !!

Fender Bender is performed by Ugly/Mother.com (UK fans of Paul Rodgers) Under Construction http://www.ugly-mother.com/

 

 

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