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The Albury Free Festival - Sunday July 19th 2009

New show added

Aug 22 2009 8:30PM
Summerland theatre    Summerland, British Columbia  

James Cupples LIVE in action

The Geoff Wells Experiment, recorded live @ SpensersLive, Melbourne, Australia, November '08.

Geoff Wells - Guitar Jimmy Cupples - Vocals Jason Vorherr - Bass John Corniola - Drums Phil Turcio - Keyboards

Flashback - with the Mystic Orch - 2008

Bad Company at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fl. 17th June 09





DARWINS - Meet us on line from 10pm East Coast time

I will be taking my lap top so will be able to chat in the Shout Box with you

Come hang out with us !!!!!

“Gettin things movin’ here...It’s Atlanta’s own Soul Shakers.” WMLB. Soul Shakers are a four piece Rhythm & Soul Rock & Roll band out of Atlanta, Georgia. The band consists of the Holliday Brothers; Art Holliday (guitar & vocals), Jacob Holliday (bass guitar), Adam Holliday (piano & organ) and ‘honorary brother’ Eric Pullen (drums). The Holliday Brothers were born in Jackson, Mississippi while Eric was born out west in Sunnydale, California. After relocating to Atlanta, the Hollidays met up with Eric and eventually started playing around frequently as the Soul Shakers, showing off a variety of music and styles ranging from 50’s and 60’s Texas & Chicago Blues, 60’s STAX Soul, blends of Rock & Roll, Surf and Honky-Tonk with traces of French, Italian and Spanish styles of Jazz, Pop and Rock pre dating the 60’s. But let’s not get aheaed of ourselves...


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Geoff Whitehorn playing his signature Vintage Advance guitar at the Frankfurt Music Messe 2009



Legendary guitarist Howard Leese, solo artist, former guitarist for Heart and currently with Bad Company will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Wednesday night July 29 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. 

 Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Howard at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).
 For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to 

The show will be streamed for two weeks on the Rockline website beginning the afternoon after the broadcast.

Secret Weapon




Spencer Jones

is well-acclaimed to possess one of the greatest rock voices in Australia.

 With a touring and recording background throughout Europe/U.K and Australia. Spencer is an accomplished session vocalist aswell as a Singer/Songwriter and performer, you can catch him playing in various cover/tribute bands around Sydney, he is a regular artist at venues such as The Basement and The Vanguard. You will hear his vocals on a number of T.V ad's such as Mitsubishi, The lottery, Optus,Rheem, The Australian Goverment and Nutra Grain to name a few. Spencer has worked both live and in the studio with the world's best musician's, these include Jimmy Page, Adrian Smith, Scott Gorham, Asia, Deborah Bonham, Eddie Parise, Frank Celenza, Kim Mazzelle, Mica Paris.

Influences Paul Rodgers, Black Crows, led Zep', U2, Paul Weller....if it's good it goes in!!

Spencer is currently recording material for his forth coming C.D which he will complete soon - For now


Aug 1 2009 8:00P
Beggars Banquet @ Waves Nightclub Towradgi, New South Wales
Aug 8 2009 8:00P
Private Event Sydney, New South Wales
Aug 15 2009 6:30P
Albert Records @ The Vanguard Newtown, New South Wales
Aug 29 2009 8:00P
Marble Bar Sydney, New South Wales
Sep 19 2009 6:30P
Songs of Free + Bad Company @ The Vanguard Newtown, New South Wales
Sep 26 2009 8:00P
Private Event Sydney, New South Wales
Oct 10 2009 8:00P
Marble Bar Sydney, New South Wales
Oct 24 2009 8:00P
Marble Bar Sydney, New South Wales




Listen to the tracks on Spencer's Myspace.

Watch out for more news about Spencer !!!!!!! Here on ARN






Click the link to read interview with Paul by Nightlife, hosted by Ross CA Talino:



Bad Company - Atlanta 2009

Thank you Ann

Dirty South TV in Ardmore in mid winter with the Answer 2009

LIVE from DSTV Weds 15th July Click on photo to enlarge

July 15th, 2009

Howard Leese performing with his son at his new restaurant

Thursday 9th July 2009

Last night

 Derek St. Holmes ex singer of the Ted Nugent Band

did an hour video

interview in my home

 Photos and the full interview will be posted shortly

Andrew Black video by Anne Hall - Recorded in Atlanta July 09


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Old Footage Bad Company


Mott The Hoople announce the final dates of their HMV Hammersmith Apollo residency. The original nights two nights (2nd & 3rd October) sold out in a weekend, and the first additional night (1st October) has now also sold out. So due to high levels of public demand, Mott The Hoople have added two final shows at the Apollo on the 5th and 6th October 2009.

Mott The Hoople + Def Leppard's Joe Elliott; MOJO Honours List 2009

World Exclusive! Joe Elliott presents the reunited glam superstars with the MOJO Hall Of Fame Award on June 11, 2009.



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Hattie Hayridge - Actress/Comedian from the UK


For those fans in the UK, you may know Hattie Hayridge from TV and the movie screen

But did you know she was a HUGE Paul Rodgers Fan

Here she is with me in the ARN office during her visit to the USA

Paul Kossoff - Shadowed By Greatness

Paul Kossoff - Shadowed By Greatness

Special to Guitar Noise by Will Tobin

Guitar Noise reader Will Tobin offers us a look at the band Free and its guitarist Paul Kossoff. Part one details the forming of the band in the late sixties and follows them to their breakup a few years later.

You’ve always been a good friend of mine, but you’re always saying farewell.
The only time that you’re satisfied is with your feet in the wishing well…

Although this song was written well before the death of guitarist Paul Kossoff of Free, it was written at a time when Free and Kossoff were at an all time low. The song was written three years before the death of Kossoff, but it does, in fact, show a slight resemblance to the fallen guitarist.

Paul Kossoff, born on September 14, 1950, in North London, was coached in his early years as a classical guitarist, but at an Eric Clapton show in 1965 he found his destiny…

Two years later Kossoff joined the R&B purists Black Cat Bones, and when drummer Simon Kirke joined the group, they found their interests to be very much alike. Shortly after Black Cat Bones backed pianist Champion Jack Dupree on his album, When You Feel the Feeling, Kossoff and Kirke set out on their own. They were now free to explore the world of blues and R&B.

While at the Fickle Pickle, and R&B club, Kossoff heard young vocalist Paul Rodgers and was immediately impressed. After jamming together, Kossoff persuaded Rodgers to join the group. Later Andy Fraser, who had played with John Mayalls Blues breakers at only fifteen, joined the group under blues icon Alexis Korner’s suggestion.

The band now christened as Free were now free to follow their own dreams and style under the guidance of Korner.

With the help from Korner they signed to Island Records, and with producer Guy Stevens, they released their debut album Tons of Sobs, in late 1968. Highlighted mostly by Rodgers superb vocals and Kossoffs mesmerizing guitar work, the album really revealed their blues roots with such songs as I’m A Mover and Walk in My Shadow. Free did also include two R&B classics Going Down Slow and The Hunter, which were perfected into their own versions. The album also revealed they were much steeped in the darker blues with songs like Worry and Over the Green Hills.

Though a stunning and perfect debut album, Tons of Sobs went unnoticed.

But Free were still at the heart of the late sixties movement and went on to record their self-titled second album. While recording in the studios, they encountered some problems. With Fraser and Rodgers emerging as the main songwriters, the two became very selective on how their songs should be intrepeted, which was tough for Kossoff. Because of arguments within the band, Kossoff secretly tried out for the Rolling Stones and Jethro Tull.

With producer Guy Stevens supporting the split of the band Chris Blackwell saved the day when he took over the sessions. Free did not include so much dark mood songs but they did add some ballads into the mix such as Lying in the Sunshine, while keeping some songs similar to their first albums material like I’ll Be Creeping and Women.

With their second album, which was released in 1969, in the books, they went on tour supporting Blind Faith, which was fronted by Eric Clapton who Kossoff had worshipped since that gig in 1965. Kossoff’s spirits were low, but they were brought back up when he met Eric Clapton, who seeked advice on a vibrato technique.

With the band in good spirits, and after two years of touring, they finally captured their sound on Fire And Water, which was blasted into the charts under the strength of their massive hit (and consequent signature song), All Right Now.

Fire and Water included such great tracks as Oh I Wept, Heavy Load and the title cut. The solemn blues was mixed with good time rockers like Mr. Big. It was a perfect album. With the success of Fire and Water, Free headlined the 1970 Isle of Wright Festival, and they seemed destined for greatness.

Their fourth studio album, Highway, which was released in 1970, did not surpass the expectations of fans after they had heard Fire and Water, and the single The Stealer failed to follow up All Right Now.

The album, which was produced by Andy Johns, gave the fans a softer album right from the title track, and the songs meant to follow up All Right Now, which were The Stealer and Ride On A Pony did not succeed.

With all the mounting pressure from all the angles Free broke up.

Following the breakup the single My Brother Jake was released and became a hit in the UK, and the album Free Live was released and also enjoyed success in the UK.

But Free were at an all time low and it seemed things would never be the same…

True Adventures In Rock Journalism: Paul Kossoff (With Rare Audio!)

I was a crappy guitar player and I had flunked out of college as an English major, so I figured I had what it took to make it as a music journalist.  When the guitar magazines were coming of age, I was there.  I was at the right place at the right time.  I’ve been there ever since.

Paul Kossoff & Steven Rosen      


Jasmine Rodgers

Vocalist and co-songwriter to UK band BOA. Boa's music is essentially a mix of rock/ world/ blues and country, and their song Duvet went on to be used as the title track to anime Serial Xperiments Lain. Since that time, Boa have recorded two albums, Twilight and Get There and released an EP with Belgian distributors Dybex, currently awaiting release. My own work has included two songs, Armitage-Near Me and Baby Yoko for the soundtrack of Japanese/US collaboration anime, Armitage III. I am currently collaborating with different producers and working on acoustic songs of my own, experimenting with my own sound and lyrics. My only real interest in music is to explore sounds that move me, they could be my own, or those from other people, and that feeling that you get when it moves you is my main addiction. I've just recorded some new songs with help from Drew and Anthony, so cheers to you both. It might all change musically, lyrically and instrumentally but I really wanted to play it to you- cheers!

July, 16 2009 07:30 PM - The Big Secret North, World’s End Pub
21-23 Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3EF - £5

Jasmine played the Big Secret at The Ginglik a number of times this year and this is by the same lovely people but all the way in the North of London. It will be her first time there, but they always have great bands and it’s a great atmosphere.

July, 29 2009 08:00 PM - The Troubadour
263-7 Old Brompton Road, London, London and South East SW5 9JA - £6
 Jasmine will be playing at this lovely ’50s coffee bar in Earl’s Court, London!!!!


Support ARN by purchasing a T Shirt

All funds collected go back into the ARN website

 SHIRTS are in the new color of

Navy Blue

with White logo of Paul Rodgers (Actual Photo of Paul in FREE 1970)

Glad to hear from those who have already recieved their new shirt

They make a good Xmas/birthday present for the partner who has everything

Order now !! From

ARN is a non-profit fan Website





Produced By Howard Leese


World Wide Release July 3rd 2009


"A pure Masterpiece"

Howard  Leese certainly takes you on a musical  journey

with authentic world influences in his music!!

And what an incredible line up of singers

One Listen and you will be hooked !!!

4/5  Lucy Piller -


Secret Weapon


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                                    DRUMS  -  JEFF KATHAN

                                    BASS  -  LYNN SORENSEN

12. "SOMEWHERE " from West Side Story -  DRUMS  -  MARK SCHULMAN


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