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The Atlantis Music Conference and Festival
was founded in 1998 with a purpose.
Celebrating its landmark 10th Anniversary of Atlantis, a three day and four night extravaganza (September 19th-24th) in Atlanta, GA. Atlantis offers artists, music fans, and the music industry the complete music experience. Atlantis is highlighted by a three night music festival featuring the most cutting edge music across various genres and supported by daily educational panels committed to tackling the most relevant topics in the ever changing music business. Atlantis offers opportunities for fans, artists, and industry leaders the best access in the business to grow and network through the music festival, panels, parties, or through intense artist to industry showcases that are available for reservation each day. Atlantis is the place to get a sneak peak of whats next in the music world.
With 95% of its performing artists unsigned and from all parts of the world, Atlantis is not just a Southeastern conference; it is an International Conference, held in the Southeastern United States. This year Atlantis celebrates its 10 Anniversary taking place September 19-22, 2007.
Atlantis' 10th Anniversary Celebration Centralized at the CW Midtown Music Complex, Atlanta, GA
We are proud to announce the artists performing at this years Atlantis Music Festival. Please check out our site for the full list.
Thursday 28th June 2007
First of all I want to thank Lucy for once again creating a fantastic website for Myspace. She has been a source of support and encouragement for me for a long time and my debt to her grows with each year.
I am going to sell my songs through this site. I am in the process of tying up the legal aspects and then will post them for you. I have amassed quite a few over the years and they come in all styles.
People who saw me a few months ago will have heard a cross section ranging from rock through country and pop but I am also posting a few songs, which I wrote with a terrific composer named Johnny Rose. They are kind of hard to categorize and are a departure from my normal songs but I love them.
We wrapped up another Fantasy Camp in London. We all got to play and record at Abbey Road Studios where most of the Beatles albums were made. What a thrill to record in the same studio where Sergeant Pepper was laid down ..
And a great addition to the camp was none other than Mick Ralphs it was such a pleasure to see my old mate again he was playing so well and everyone loved him would love to work with him again,
I will be teaching at camps in New York at the end of August, Las Vegas in October and Washington DC at the end of the year.
Would like to hear some suggestions as to who you would like to see on my instructional DVDs some favourite artists whose songs you would like in your own repertoire.
Hope to see you all soon
THE BEST OF BRITISH ROCK
It has been ten years since Stowmarkets very own record label was formed by entrepreneur Peter Purnell, following an inspirational lunch with Gillans big bald bassist, John McCoy.
Angel Air (so named by Peters wife and business partner Shirley), set out from day one to offer the customer excellent value and the musicians, writers and artists, decent treatment, fair royalties and major control over the finished product.
This happy balance has seen the label thrive and borne witness to a queue of musicians hoping to see their works released through the label (though they have to be over forty to get into this club!)
Angel Air has earned itself a deserved reputation as the Indiana Jones of the music world, rescuing classic albums from a bygone era, dusting them off and releasing them with copious sleeve notes and a wealth of bonus tracks.
Often however, the label can be found releasing recordings that have never seen the light of day, including delightful demos and lost live sessions, to the delirium of life long fans.
With over 250 releases under their belt, Angel Air can boast a roster that includes such diverse acts as Mott The Hoople, Stackridge, Gillan, Maggie Bell, Freedom, GoWest, Mike Hurst, Medicine Head and Atomic Rooster.
Angel Air is Ten tells the story of the label, explores the Angel Air philosophy and carries a biography (and reviews) of each and every release from the past ten years.
Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters
Paul Rodgers tribute to Muddy Waters is not a return to Waters electric Chicago blues, but a continuation of the blues-rock of Rodgers old bands, Free and Bad Company Taken on those terms, Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters works only when Rodgers is matched with a good blues-rock guitarist. Jeff Beck Buddy Guy and Gary Moore all play well, while Richie Sambora Neal Schon and Trevor Rabin all sound a bit lost; the rest, including David Gilmour and Brian May fall somewhere in between. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide
Still dont own a copy ??
Buddy Guy - Performer
Jeff Beck - Performer
Gary Moore - Performer
Trevor Rabin - Engineer
Trevor Rabin - Performer
Paul Rodgers - Arranger
Paul Rodgers - Main Performer
Paul Rodgers - Performer
Paul Rodgers - Artistic Director
Richie Sambora - Performer
Neal Schon - Performer
Brian May - Performer
Brian Setzer - Performer
Jason Bonham - Arranger
Tom Fletcher - Engineer
Tom Fletcher - Mixing
Joe Gastwirt - Mastering
David Gilmour - Performer
Richard Hasal - Assistant Engineer
Ian Hatton - Arranger
Dave Lopez - Assistant Engineer
Leif Mases - Engineer
Leif Mases - Mixing
Steve Miller - Performer
Pino Palladino - Arranger
Billy Sherwood - Producer
Billy Sherwood - Engineer
Billy Sherwood - Mixing
Slash - Performer
Ian Taylor - Engineer
Rick Fisher - Engineer
Ulrich Wild - Assistant Engineer
Caroline Greyshock - Photography
Sheryl Lutz-Brown - Cover Art Direction
David Gahr - Photography
Simon Wall - Assistant Engineer
Matthew Ellard - Assistant Engineer
Phil Carson - Executive Producer
Ray Mascarenas - Engineer
Already nine songs into their first studio album together, Paul Rodgers and Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor are collaborating so well, they anticipate having the CD out in stores "probably next year, the way things are going," according to Rodgers, with a tour to follow.
"With Queen and myself, it's a very organic thing," Rodgers told Billboard.com. "We're letting it sort of develop itself naturally and not pushing it or giving it any pressure. We go in, just the three of us. Rogers gets on the kit, Brian gets on the guitar, I get on the acoustic guitar and piano, either/or, and then we share the bass line afterwards... I can hear the song line and then (May) can hear all the harmonies on top of it. We can't hear them, but when we go out in the studio, he tell us what line we should sing. He knows exactly what he's doing and we don't know what it's going to sound like, but when we go back into the studio and the engineer puts everything up we all go, 'Holy smokes, listen to that!'So that's the genius of harmonies."
While Queen's earlier work was classically influenced, Rodgers -- whose work with legendary outfit Bad Company leaned towards bluesy rock -- says, "My own approach, of course is more of a bluesy thing. If you add those two together it makes something else, something brand new."
Queen & Paul Rodgers released a live album and DVD, called Return of the Champions, in 2006. Rodgers' solo CD/DVD Live In Glasgow was released in 2007 and he is currently touring with his own band.
Queen & Paul Rodgers plan to return to the studio in October to complete the album.
The wonderful "Dr. Music" has posted a new interview with Howard over on his site.
There will be a "part 2" coming soon But for now, you can check this one out!
Thursday 28th June
We have four winners so far,
Do you live around the Oklahoma/Texas States ?
Well here is your chance for ARN fans only to win
4 Pairs of TICKETS free for the Choctaw show
To win tickets you need to answer the following question
Who produced THE BRITISH ROCK SYMPHONY CD + DVD ?
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When sending in your answer, please provide a contact no. and
names of friends you are taking. Be quick to win.....GOOD LUCK Y'ALL
Simon Kirke appeared on A & E on Sunday morning at 8.30am
A great way to start my morning for sure !
Fair is JULY 24-29 2007
Paul performs Friday 27th July
Buy a Brick and "Help pave the way to Fair Park"
Photo copyright Terry Divyak
Sex & Violins - Lynn Sorensen
UK Tribute band - upcoming shows
SAT 23rd JUNE - Moxters of Rock @ The Victoria, Coalville, Leicestershire (01530) 814718
SAT 21st JULY - The Chestnut Tree, Sheldon, B'ham (0121) 741 1931
FRI 3rd AUG - The Tackeroo, Hednesford
SAT 4th AUG - The Gasworks, Bradford 01274 732200
Tons of Sobs Tribute Band
Live in Glasgow cds/dvds
1st Winner - Chuck Hutsler - MD.
2nd Winner - Alan Mayer - NC.
3rd Winner - Laurent - Belgium
4th Winner - Karen Alverez - CA
5th Winner - Martin Halsall
6th Winner - Chris Hunt - UK
Thats it folks !!!!!
GIVEAWAY now complete
Till next time.
Message from Lucy
As many of you know I injured my knee. Due to some complications the
surgery has not yet taken place. Hopefully by the end of the week I should hear
when the surgery will take place. In the meantime I shall just add some news from time to time
Thank you for all your get well wishes.
New Dates being announced shortly
LAPD concert - Paul receiving award, photo by Karen
Audio Interview of Paul Rodgers
Eagle Rock EntertaiDment released Paul Rodgers' debut solo DVD ($14.98) "Live In Glasgow" on May 29 and CD ($13.98) on April 17.
"Live In Glasgow", recorded in October of 2006 on the last date of his sold-out U.K. tour (which included a date at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall), is stunning proof that Rodgers' voice has gained strength and sounds stronger than ever. This 135-minute DVD, shot with 13 cameras, includes brand new songs "Warboys (A Prayer for Peace)" and "Far Distant Shore", as well as songs he has not performed in 35 years, and many of his hits, including "All Right Now", "Feel Like Making Love" and "Can't Get Enough". Soulful, bluesy, swaggering, he belts out his songs, and also plays piano and guitar. The band: guitarist Howard Leese (HEART), bassist Lynn Sorenson, drummer Ryan Hoyle (COLLECTIVE SOUL) and 17-year old guitar prodigy Kurtis Dengler.
As previously reported, Paul Rodgers has signed on to headline a police memorial benefit concert. The event will be held June 13 at The Avalon in Los Angeles, with long-time L.A. radio legend Jim Ladd acting as the emcee, and Rodgers will be backed by the group HEAVEN & EARTH. The bill also includes the all-female AC/DC tribute band THUND-HER-STRUCK, as well as an acoustic performance by singer-guitarist Mark Castrillon.
Standard tickets run $50. VIP passes that include an after-party with a meet-and-greet cost $100.
indelible ( n-d l -b l) adj. 1. Making a mark not easily erased or washed away. 2. Unable to be forgotten; memorable
Indelible: remember this word. It'll pretty much describe the end result of SUPERSTACK music on any listener who is swept into their slipstream. It WILL leave grooves and songs in your mind not easily erased or washed away. Trust me, I've had too many of these stuck in my head since first hearing them to tell you its gonna go down any other way.
The Sudbury-bred, Southern-fed sound of SUPERSTACK verges on a force of nature - powerful, organic, captivating, relentless. Lead singer and guitarist Scott Donnelly, drummer Brian Lahaie, and bassist Greg Mihajic have grabbed the essence of 70's soul rock by the throat and breathed new life into it with 12 tracks of potent new juice that'll shoot straight up your spine and wiggle its way down again. Conjure up a musical love child of James Brown, Humble Pie, Grand Funk Railroad, Lynyrd Skynyrd,and The James Gang, and youll be on the right track.The album was produced by the band and recorded in home studios in Toronto and Barrie, ON. Two live-off-the-floor cuts were tracked at the renowned Phase One Studios in Markham by senior Phase engineer Michael Jack (The Trews, Big Sugar, Rush, Bono, Nelly Furtado), who also mixed the entire album.
The SUPERSTACK principle: groove is king, whether its Brian's freight train drum intro on Here I Am (Ready To Groove) or Greg's ballsy bass dropping it in on Kick It On Down. The rhythm section is thunder with Scott the inevitable lightning, unleashing a spectacular, soulful vocal assault on each song as if this just might be the last time you'll hear him sing. Like the firebird tattooed on his arm, with his trademark Gibson Firebird in his hands Scott is a fiery supernova, blasting out searing guitar leads that leave no man, woman, or child unscathed.
SUPERSTACK is beauty and the beast, finesse and flame, dualities that are embodied in so many great rock bands. Watch for a live show in your area, SUPERSTACK has indelibly arrived!
The Answer in Australia
Hear Paul On The Internet
will be appearing
Encore performance next Sunday June 10 at 11pm EST
Paul Rodgers First Solo DVD - Now On Sale!
Europe, US, Canada, South America:
CD & DVD OUT NOW
CD: June 20th, 2007
DVD: July 18th, 2007
CD: Available now
DVD: 18th June (subject to change)
Jeff Kathan Track By Track: Playing the Hits of Paul Rodgers
(Part 1 of this series is an interview with Paul Rodger's Band drummer Jeff Kathan.
In Part 2, Jeff describes how he approaches Paul's hit material. --The Editors)
2 New shows added for Paul Rodgers
THURSDAY 5th JULY
New York City
The Jones Gang are 'headlining' the official opening of the 02 London Dome on Sunday 24th June in the INDIGO 2 Arena.
If you like your music live, close-up and cutting edge indigO2 will be the place to see the newest acts and legendary performers in an intimate setting. indigO2 is a 2,350 capacity venue designed especially for the best live experience.
A showcase for emerging talent as well as a more intimate venue for established acts, indigO2 will feature both standing and amphitheatre style seating. So fans will finally be able to enjoy their favourite acts within the best music and entertainment venue in Europe.
So whether you prefer standing or seating or just want to get up-close and personal with your music idol, indigO2 will be the perfect place for you.
Jon Bon Jovi:
This official ceremony will be followed by Jon Bon Jovi performing in the main 02 Arena.