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26-January-08 By: Jonah Hex
Drumrock Interviews:  Ryan Hoyle of Collective Soul Ryan Hoyle, Friday January 18th, 2008, Anaheim Convention Center, In the Sun…
_____________________________ Every once in a while an opportunity comes along that you just can’t’ pass up. This was the case when I received an email out of the Blue asking if we’d be interested in interviewing Ryan Hoyle of Collective Soul. Collective Soul has been one of my "A List" bands (meaning bands I always enjoy, can always listen to, and just ....
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New Years Eve 2008 , live from the El Dorado Casino in Reno NV

 

SOUTHAMPTON BROOK.

 
The Brook, 466 Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton SO17 3SD
Box Office Hours - 1.00pm - 7.00pm Mon - Sat (023) 8055 5366

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FRI 22ND FEB, 2008 8.00pm

Bad Company - (Trading as) - XCOM

                                                                    
 
The present line up is Mick Ralphs, Dave (Bucket) Colwell, Robert Hart, Jaz Lochrie and (guest drummer) Harry James from Thunder.
 This, with the exception of Harry James, is the exact same Bad Company of 1996 who performed
 two very successful world tours in conjunction with several chart topping albums.
 
Doors £17
Advance £15
 

The Firm

 

LISTEN TO ROCKLINE

hosted By Bob Coburn
 
Featuring
 
 
Guitarist of Paul Rodger's Band, former Heart member and solo artist
 
Howard will be the guest on ROCKLINE  talking about his
upcoming cd soon to be released
 
 Weds  30th January 2008
8:30pm-10PM PST
11.30pm -1am EST
 
Call in to ask Howard a question 1 800 344 Rock
 
Listen Live from one of the stations listed here
 
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For Arn fans who know Atlanta's Andrew Black
Here is his latest cd
Just press the link above and listen to it
It's awesome as ever
Comments always welcome, and you plan to visit Atlanta
sometime soon, make sure you go to see him
live !!!  Enjoy
 
Andrew Black is featured on the new Howard Leese CD
soon to be released
 
 
 
 
 

 

JJ & Lynne’s Radiothon
 to benefit the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan.
 
Tomorrow (1/24/08) evening at 8pm EST
LISTEN LIVE

Paul's doing a 'unplugged' performance from his Vancouver BC - Area Studio to close
out the 15 hour live broadcast

 

Visit www.wcsx.com for all the details.

 

Announcing TWO concerts for Paul Rodgers
 
Friday, July 18, 2008
Emerald Queen Casino
Tacoma, WA
Photo Brad Gregory

Sunday, July 20, 2008
Nakusp Music Festival
Nakusp, BC
 
 

 

HEARTBREAKER

 

 

Heartbreaker is a Paul Rodgers tribute band from the West Midlands and was established in June 2006. The band has replicated the authentic classic rock sound from the diffrent eras of Paul Rodgers career, which includes Free, Bad Company, The Firm, Queen + Paul Rodgers. The band plays in various venues in the United Kingdom and audiences appreciate the live experience of Heartbreaker.

WEBSITE

New Free Tribute band - All Right Now

 

http://www.allrightnowband.com

The Band consists of:

Stretch - VOCALS - A well seasoned blues man, Stretch has gigged extensively and has also toured with Peter Green. Surrey's Hoochie Coochie man is the perfect front man for both Free and Bad Company material.

Terry Gregory - BASS - For the last decade, Terry has been the bassist of choice for some of Britain’s finest guitarists (including Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, jazz virtuoso Martin Taylor, modern maestro Shaun Baxter) and has spent much of this time recording and performing on the international stage.

Darren Bazzoni - DRUMS - During his teens, Darren worked hard on an 'originals' project and signed management, publishing and recording deals, opening up for multi-platinum selling artistes. He later played drums for many great artists including Cliff Bennet, Zoot Money, Lol Williams, Freddie Starr, Gary Wilmot and literally scores more, touring the international stage in the process. Darren is now a successful music producer and DJ.

Royston Smith - AXE - Having gigged the London pub and club scene for the last 10 yrs this mad axeman's Les Paul cries and screams for ALL RIGHT NOW. He has shared the stage with Johnny Warman, Henry McCullough, Johnny Fean etc...

 

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Hey Joe- (Paul Rogers,Brian May,Vai,Satriani,Nuno) EXPO '92

 

Paul Rodgers, legendary singer/songwriter of Free, Bad Company, The Firm and Queen + Paul Rodgers is celebrating his 40th anniversary as a recording artist in 2008. Bursting onto the music scene in 1968 and forming British rock band Free, Rodgers has released over 30 albums with sales exceeding 92 million.

Rodgers wrapped up an amazing year in 2007 writing and recording a new Queen + Paul Rodgers album, due in 2008. An invitation from the Led Zeppelin camp followed and he performed solo for their highly anticipated reunion show at London’s O2 Arena.

Rodgers recently performed with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra for 80,000 plus fans, to which he said “I have never been so deeply moved on so many levels at once; musically, visually, personally and even spiritually. Visionary Paul O’Neill (mastermind behind the Trans-Siberian Orchestra) has created a wonderland of light and sound. Performing with them was pure magic.” To cap it all off, Rodgers’ concert DVD “Live in Glasgow” recently achieved Gold status. “Live in Glasgow” hit the charts at #1 in Canada and peaked at #3 in the U.S. “This particular Gold award is sweet and special in my 40th year as a recording artist,” said Rodgers. “It celebrates the power of music and the fans.

Rodgers ended the year with a sold-out New Year’s show which was streamed live online with an estimated 50,000+ logging on to celebrate at: www.eq.tv/paulrodgers

Currently, Rodgers is set to present at the 2008 Pollstar Awards in Los Angeles, February 7th and in June, Queen + Paul Rodgers will perform at Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Concert in Hyde Park with a highly anticipated European tour to follow this summer.

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Tony Franklin

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SUPER JAM !!

 
 

 

Gridiron Greats Super Jam

Featuring NFL and Rock & Roll Legends     

Saturday February 2, 2008, Hotel Scottsdale 

Gridiron Greats Super Jam Super Bowl Party

Mike Ditka      

 

GET TICKETS ON LINE click here or Call 1-800-708-1078

 
 
 
 

This Super Star event will feature NFL & Rock & Roll Legends  Attendees include:  Mike Ditka, Franco Harris, Ed Jones, Dwight Clark, Harry Carson, Dick Butkus , Eric Dickerson Jerry Kramer and many others, all gathered in one place to hear a once in a lifetime multi genre rock & roll jam including Paul Rodgers (Bad Co & Queen), Neal Schon (Journey), Pat Travers, Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Jack Blade (Night Rangers), Johnny Gunn (Eddie Money), Dell Bruchette (Greg Kihn Band), Tommy Miller (Gregg Allman Band), Steve Salinas (Cold Blood), Donny Baldwin (Jefferson Starship), hosted by CMT’s Cowboy Troy, special performance by Kyle Turley  ( Kansas City Chiefs)  

 

Other star athletes confirmed to attend include: Jason Giambi, Mark Grace, Geoff Jenkins, Pat Brunell, Eric Chavez, Billy Hall, Connor Jackson, Chris Young, Eric Byrnes, Justin Upton, Paul Konerko, Royce Clayton, Dustin Hermanson, Josh Booty, Jake Peevey, Erin Boon, Phil Nevin

Super Jam tickets include food, beverages and alcohol, full access to all VIP areas plus the Gridiron Greats Super Jam show featuring Rock & Roll & NFL stars   ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY 

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Includes food, beverages and alcohol, full access to all VIP areas plus the Gridiron Greats Super Jam show featuring Rock & Roll & NFL stars.

 

 

 
""Fretless Harp Guitarist, Composer, Producer""
TIM DONAHUE
Check out Tim's New Myspace - Stop by and say Hi !!
 
 
 
 

Donahue, Tim - Voices In The Wind CD Cover Art
 
 
 

5 stars Paul Rodgers excellent
Great guitar with a sense of summer and energy. Paul Rodgers is here at his best,

his voice together with Donahues guitar makes this album a must for all fans of good songs, great guitar and..Paul Rodgers

Another Review and Details about songs

At long last video footage of Get Vegas

 

 
 
 
 
 
GetVegas have also received the distinction of winning the 2006 Insangel Enigma Battle of the Bands Competition
 held in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. 2007 has seen the band win The 2007 Red Bull Sponsored Battle of the Bands Competition.
 Currently the band is writing and recording new material for there debut album due to be released soon.
 
I am planning to fly to London this year to catch this show live for sure - Lucy Piller - Atlanta
 
  • Jonny Cole - Vocals - 20
  • Ric Gingell - Guitar - 18
  • Adam Laing - Bass - 20
  • Martin Saint - Drums - 20
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    Upcoming Shows ( view all )
    12 Jan 2008 20:00
    Private Party Northeast
    23 Jan 2008 20:00
    The Limelight Club Crewe, Midlands
    13 Feb 2008 20:00
    Robin 2 With Carvin Jones Bilston, Midlands
    14 Mar 2008 20:00
    The Diamond Club With The Hampsters Sutton In Ashfield, Midlands
    3 May 2008 20:00
    The Roadhouse With Rattlesnake Remedy Birmingham, Midlands
    4 May 2008 20:00
    The Woodcutter Hartlepool, Northeast
    28 May 2008 20:00
    The Limelight Club Crewe, Midlands
    4 Jun 2008 20:00
    Robin 2 With Alvin Harts Muscle Theory Bilston, Midlands
    1 Oct 2008 20:00
    The Limelight Club Crewe, Midlands
    1 Nov 2008 20:00
    The Roadhouse With Rattlesnake Remedy Birmingham, Midlands
     

    GetVegas are  featured as Classic Rock’s “Ones to Watch 2008”



    Issue 115 of Classic Rock magazine, available from the 9th January 2008 includes
    GetVegas in a featured interview and a full-length version of “Lying Dreams” included on the front cover CD.
     

     

     
     
    Singer-songwriter, guitar whiz & pianist John Findlay has worked with numerous pop,
    blues & jazz luminaries including: Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Katrina and the Waves,
    Marc Jordan, Carlos Del Junco, Colin Linden, Rita Chiarelli, Georgie Fame, Snooky Prior, Sylvia Tyson, Cindy Church, Richard Carpenter & Carol Welsman.

    John hit the road at age 15 with the Bobby Trigg Band, playing blues, R&B, soul, funk & jazz.
    In 1976 he studied jazz piano, guitar, & arranging at the Berklee School of Music.

    “My sound is a kind of uptown goes downtown…”
    Steely Dan meets Little Feat with a touch of Motown: a mix of blues - jazz and funky Nawlins grooves.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

     

     

    SIMON KIRKE WILL ALSO

     

     

     

    (BAD COMPANY -XCOM)
     
    SOUTHAMPTON BROOK.
    FRIDAY  22ND FEB, 2008  8.00pm
     
     
     
     
    The present line up is Mick Ralphs, Dave (Bucket) Colwell, Robert Hart, Jaz Lochrie
    and (guest drummer) Harry James from Thunder. This, with the exception of Harry James,
     is the exact same Bad Company of 1996 who performed two very successful world tours in conjunction with several chart topping albums.
    The Brook is an 18 plus venue, although children of 14 and upwards can come to shows
     if accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. No more than two 14+ per adult.
     Please note that on the advice of Southampton Police, we only accept Passports
    or Photo Driving Licences as acceptable proof of age. We do NOT accept
    any other form of age identification. If you are lucky enough to look young - you will need I.D.
     

    £15.00 50+ available
    SOUTHAMPTON BROOK. 
    THE BROOK
    466 PORTSWOOD ROAD
    PORTSWOOD
    SOUTHAMPTON
    SO17 3AN

    www.the-brook.com


    023 8055 5366

    Doors - 8.00pm (7.30pm Sun.) Weekday shows normally- 9.00pm, Weekend shows normally - 9.30pm. If there's a support, they'll be on stage earlier. Please check with venue as times can vary, if in doubt, get there early.

    Get to the venue with Transport Direct
    Map of the venue location (Streetmap)

    Other than music .......

    Check this out !!

    A CLASSIC MYSPACE INDEED

    EXCELLENT PROFILE

     

     

    Let's hear you play FREE !!!

     To all the fantastic bands & artists covering the music of 60s-70s band FREE, I thought it would be a cool idea to let them be heard.
     Bands displayed on this profile come from every corner of the earth.
     
     Free were and still are one of the most Charismatic bands ever, and fans across the world
     still adore the music of FREE. Feel FREE to send in your video clip of your band and the best covers
     will be chosen to perform on this new Reality music Profile.
     
     FREE FOREVER !! KOSSOFF FOREVER
     
     
     
    To Celebrate the 40th Birthday for FREE
     
    Stop by often as new videos will be added daily

    Cant Get Enough Of Your Love - Paul Rodgers & Joe Walsh

     

    Paul Rodgers
    "Feels Like Makin' Love"
    and Music in the Northwest

    Article

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Surprise appearence !!!!

    Dec 27/28 2007, Houston/Dallas, TX

    Paul performs with the Trans-Siberian Orchrestra-TSO in 4 SOLD-OUT PERFORMANCES

     

    PAUL RODGERS Performs With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA In Dallas And Houston

     

    TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
     violinist Anna Phoebe has checked in with the following update

    The BEST of all was the amazing special guest we had for the Dallas and Houston shows - the legend Paul Rodgers joined us to sing 'Bad Company' and 'All Right Now' - INCREDIBLE!!!! When Paul O'Neill was introducing him to the stage you could just see the look of shock on people's faces - and then when he started singing it was TOTAL GOOSEBUMPS!!! I have to say - him, his wife and the people he surrounds himself with MUST officially be the NICEST people in rock n roll.
     He's SO lovely!

    Haha - I got to play claves for 'All Right Now' - my percussion debut! It was SUCH a thrill being on stage with him...actually, even more amazing was when Angus and I ran out into the audience at the very end - I was standing on the riser behind the soundboard looking back on the stage watching the last minute of 'All Right Now', just thinking how utterly CRAZY it was that I had just come from THAT stage - Paul Rodgers with the lights, the singers, the band - it was SMOKING HOT!!!


    Anna

     

     

    Paul Rodgers in Reno on New Years Eve 2007/08.

    Brian May Interview This Morning Jan 2008

    Roger Taylor Sky News Remaster

    Message from Paul's Band members Lynn and Jeff

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    Lynn and Jeff would like to thank all the people who tuned in to the Paul Rodgers
    webcast from the El Dorado in Reno on New Years eve. 83,000 people were on line!
     
     It will more than likely be our last show playing with Paul
     for some time as he is going out with Queen and we will be out with Sex And Violins.
     
     It will be a wonderful 2008!
     
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    "London's tribute band to Free and Bad Company"
     
     
     
     is a brand new tribute band to Bad Company and FREE.
     Made up of players that have worked with Steve Hackett, Peter Green, Henry McCullough, Shawn Baxter,
     Martin Taylor, Johnny Fean etc, this band has the chops and attitude to bring this music to life like the originals
    . You will see the very best numbers of both of these seminal bands played with tones that rival the best rock bands.
     All members are huge fans of FREE and Bad Company.

    The Band consists of:

    Stretch - VOCALS - A well seasoned blues man, Stretch has gigged extensively and has also toured

     with Peter Green. Surrey's Hoochie Coochie man is the perfect front man for both Free and Bad Company material.

    Terry Gregory - BASS - For the last decade, Terry has been the bassist of choice for some of Britain’s

     finest guitarists (including Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, jazz virtuoso Martin Taylor, modern maestro Shaun Baxter)

    and has spent much of this time recording and performing on the international stage.

    Darren Bazzoni - DRUMS - During his teens, Darren worked hard on an 'originals' project and signed management,

    publishing and recording deals, opening up for multi-platinum selling artistes. He later played drums for many

     great artists including Cliff Bennet, Zoot Money, Lol Williams, Freddie Starr, Gary Wilmot and literally scores more, touring

    the international stage in the process. Darren is now a successful music producer and DJ.

    Royston Smith - AXE - Having gigged the London pub and club scene for the last

    10 yrs this mad axeman's Les Paul cries and screams for ALL RIGHT NOW.

     
     
       
     
    GIG
     
    ALL RIGHT NOW band @ Grey Horse, Kingston on 19th Jan 08
     
    46 Richmond Road Kingston KT2 5EE
    PHONE 0208 541 4328
     
    Don't Miss it.
     
     
     

     

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    TONS OF SOBS _ JAPAN

    Japans Free Tribute Band - Tons of Sobs - New Vocalist Nobuhisa Tatezaki -

    Tons of Sobs performing the Hunter

     

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    Jordan Gonzalez, 15, plays with Chicago Joe Jones
    and his band at Maddy's Rib & Blues Joint in Decatur - Atlanta.
     
     
    Atlanta teen rocks the blues


    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Published on: 01/02/08

    Jordan Gonzalez appears distressed.

    His face is contorted, eyes shut tight, his mouth curls toward his nose. Gonzalez, head lifted, rocks on his heels.

    Brant Sanderlin/AJC
    Jordan Gonzalez, 15, plays with Chicago Joe Jones and his band at Maddy's Rib & Blues Joint in Decatur.
     
    Top 5 Influences
    (in alphabetical order)
    • Sean Costello
    • Buddy Guy
    • Chicago Joe Jones
    • Otis Rush
    • Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan

    Top 5 Favorite Songs
    • "Third Degree," Willie Dixon
    • "I Can't Quit You Baby," Otis Rush
    • "It Hurts Me Too," Elmore James
    • "Got My Mojo Workin,'" Muddy Waters
    • "Cuttin' In," Johnny "Guitar" Watson

    What he plays
    • A yellow 1996 American made Fender Stratocaster is his main guitar. "We get along really well," he says about his relationship with the guitar.
    His back-up is a 1980s Fender Telecaster made in Mexico.
    Check for future gigs at:
    http://www.myspace.com/jordangonzalezblues
     
     
     

    The guitar tells the sordid story. The strings seem to scream with pain as his fingers run from high-to-low extremes. The minute-long intro brings a once-chatty crowd to near silence.

    Finally, with the pent up aggression of a man separated from his woman too long, he steps to the mic: "Well, it's flooding down in Texas, and all the telephone lines are down. I said, it's flooding down in Texas baby, and all of the telephone lines are down. I've been trying to call my baby, but I can't get a single sound."

    After his stirring rendition of "Texas Flood," Jordan flashes a quick smile at his parents. They applaud wildly, as does everybody else in the place, at the performance their 15-year-old son had put on.

    "I'd say he's definitely one of those people who was born to play the guitar," Andrew Black, a local musician said. "A lot of kids know the notes, but they just don't have the feel for it. He does."

    Jordan, a 10th grader at Pace Academy in Atlanta, is a self-proclaimed "shy guy" at school. But after the final bell of the day rings, he causes quite a stir with his guitar.

    His musical abilities are not exactly a surprise as his mother, Micki Gonzalez has multiple degrees in music and is a choral director. Jordan has taken lessons since he was 11 and been on stage since he was 12, playing wherever he could. Juggling school work with his budding music career is something he enjoys.

    "That's what's really special about Jordan," said Chicago Joe Jones, Jordan's former guitar teacher. "He's committed to the music. He's really committed to being a part of the music."

    Jordan's parents have also made a commitment to his music, which is especially helpful because he doesn't have a driver's license. He won't be 16 until March, so one – or both – of his parents accompany him to every gig.

    "I'm the driver and part-time roadie," joked his father, an attorney. "I also double as an equipment guy too, I guess."

    There are some places Jordan's not allowed to play, because of his age. The young musician hopes that will be the only age-related barrier that will get in his way.

    "I really want people to enjoy the music because it's good, not because it's good for someone my age," he said.

    This particular night at Maddy's in Decatur, Jordan isn't the youngest one on stage. Jones hosts a jam on Thursdays and encourages his students to come and play before a live audience. Jordan is, however, the youngest in the house band, led by Jones. Jordan performs with Jones' group several times a week, when his schedule allows.

    "This kid really is something special," Jones said. "And he's only getting better."

    Last year, Jones needed a rhythm man in his band for the 2006 Atlanta Blues Challenge. He asked Jordan to join the band and retire his student status. It was the first time Tommy Brown, an Atlanta blues artist, saw him.

    "He was really green," Brown recalled. "At that time he didn't know much about stage presence and things like that."

    A year later, "Fantastic!" is how Brown describes Jordan's progress.

    Over the past three years Jordan has thrown himself into his music. He's started a band of his own, Swagger, with three of his friends and taken to the live performances he used to not be so fond of. He's also focused on being a better rhythm player, one of the harder aspects of playing guitar, he said.

    "If you really want to be good, you've got to learn how to back somebody up," Jordan said. "You've really got to know when to pull back and how to stay out of the way. There's no substitute for learning that, you've just got to get out there an embarrass yourself a few times and then you'll get it."

    "I've done that a lot," he added with a laugh.

    Jordan's growth also includes the depth and breadth of the music he plays and enjoys. He's decided he wants to make a career out of being a musician and he plans to add song writing to his list of talents. He's looking forward recording some of his work and "really branching out as an artist," he said.

    "When you play with people who are so much better than you, it really makes you want to get better, you know?"

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Jordan has the potential of becoming the newest hottest guitarist around
    You wait and see !!!
     
     
     
    Barry Richman jamming with 15 Year old Jordan Gonzalez
     

     

     

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    Paul Rodgers w- Jasmine & Steve Rodgers

     

    NEW YEAR - NEW MUSIC
     
    Give this band a play
    Then email me your comments
    I love their sound and songs
    play all tracks and video to get the full idea of
    what I am talking about
     
     
     
    Formed in 2005, The London Souls has won a fast following playing to packed houses at such New York venues as The Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom, and Sin-e to name a few. With their rhythmic and melodic mix of rock and funk blended with a blazing brand of psychedelic, futuristic blues they are bringing LIVE back to LIVE music. All in their early twenties, the band is made up of Tash Neal (guitar, vocals), Tom Cumming (guitar, vocals), Kiyoshi Matsuyama (bass, vocals) and Chris St. Hilaire (drums, vocals).
    They will be releasing their debut album in the upcoming year.
     

    "This Music Is Meant To Be Played LOUD"
     
     
     
     
    KIYOSHI - Bass and Vocals
    TASH - Guitar and Vocals
    TOM - Guitar and Vocals
    CHRIS - Drums and Vocals

     

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