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Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has been added to the bill for this year’s Download festival. Sambora, whose last album was 2012′s ‘Aftermath of the Lowdown’, has been added to a line-up that already includes headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith. Also added to the bill today are psychedelic Bristolians Turbowolf, Birmingham’s Cyota, and Labour MP Tom Watson’s favourite new band (seriously), post-grunge noise warriors Drenge. They will be joined by The Temperance Movement, Nothing More, Dead City Streets and Goldray. Download Festival 2014 takes place from June 13-15 at Donington Park, Derbyshire
FOREIGNER, EUROPE and FM Newcastle City Hall Words: Simon Rishworth Pics: John Burrows Foreigner were the undisputed winners when they toured the UK with fellow AOR giants Journey and Styx in 2011 and three years on Mick Jones’ boys are still head and shoulders above the opposition. Not that FM and Europe are below par. Far from it. Stylish frontmen Steve Overland and Joey Tempest barely falter as they belt out a slew of melodic rock classics. FM’s That Girl and Don’t Stop satisfy the die-hards but those new to the band lap up Crosstown Train from 2013’s Rockville
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Dr. Feelgood frontman Lee Brilleaux. As Wilko Johnson rides high in the charts, a new book promises to tell the singer’s tale. Words : Steve Carr Dr Feelgood were led not by one frontmen but by two. Holding centre stage was Lee Brilleaux, in his legendary dirty white suit.
Slash has confirmed that work on his third solo album has been completed. And although he doesn’t have a title, he does have a release date, which he’ll confirm soon. The former Guns n’Roses axeman laid down 17 tracks – 16 with vocals and one instrumental – with the assistance of singer Myles Kennedy and backing band the Conspirators, who appeared on 2012 release Apocalyptic Love . Working titles include I Wanna Pull Your Hair , It Puts The Lotion On Its Skynyrd , Cheap Dick , Manual Automation , You’re The Truth , Dirty Girl and Music To Murder Your Girlfriend By .
Sebastian Bach will play a short run of UK shows in July, he’s announced. They follow his appearance at this year’s Sonisphere festival and form part of a wider European trek . The veteran vocalist last week released a video for his track Temptation , taken from solo album Give ‘Em Hell , launched on April 21 via Frontiers Records.
Picture: Jeff Katz Walter Trout’s family have asked fans for more help as the bluesman’s liver disease continues to threaten his life. The community rallied round last month after it was revealed he couldn’t afford the urgent transplant he needed, raising $125,000 in just four days . But he’s a victim of two opposing medical guidelines – meaning that if he’s healthy enough to undergo the operation, he’s also healthy enough to be dropped down the transplant queue. That means more cash is needed to keep him alive until doctors can place him in the ideal situation. So his YouCaring page has raised its target to $250,000 , with $181,000 already secured
[tweetmeme]Last night, long-running Australian rock act Hunters & Collectors brought its 2014 tour to Sydney for the first of two club dates at the Enmore Theatre, and treated fans to an encore surprise, inviting Peter Garrett and Jim Moginie of former tourmates Midnight Oil onstage to help blast through a cover of The Saints’ 1978 single “Know Your Product.” Below, you can see full video of the performance (via TheAussiemusicman ), although Moginie, unfortunately, is out of the frame for most of the clip (but you do seem him toward the end). The performance by Garrett and Moginie comes about eight months after Midnight Oil released a statement quashing reunion rumors in the wake of Garrett’s departure from the Australian Parliament. The two, joined by ex-Oils drummer Rob Hirst, also performed together a year ago in Sydney at a benefit for Doc Neeson, lead singer of Aussie band The Angels, who is suffering from brain cancer. Since its 2002 break-up, Midnight Oil itself has reunited several times for charity concerts and warm-up gigs, most recently in 2009 for the Sound Relief brushfire concerts. Check out the video below: Video: Hunters & Collectors with Peter Garrett and Jim Moginie, “Know Your Product” PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS: Midnight Oil quashes reunion talk as band’s longtime manager Gary Morris quits Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett resigns Australian ministry post, won’t seek re-election Midnight Oil’s ‘Essential Oils’ 2CD best-of set to receive U.S.
[tweetmeme] John Lydon will tour North American arenas this summer, but not with Public Image Ltd. or the Sex Pistols — no, the erstwhile Johnny Rotten will play King Herod in a new touring production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice classic “Jesus Christ Superstar” that also will feature members of Incubus, *NSYNC and Destiny’s Child. The production, announced Friday, will hit 54 cities between June 9 and Aug.
On tour: Steve Harris with his solo band Steve Harris will tour with his solo project British Lion in July, including three UK shows at the beginning of the journey. The Iron Maiden mainman released his album in 2012 , featuring vocalist Richard Taylor, guitarists David Hawkins and Grahame Leslie and drummer Simon Dawson. His latest tour will culminate with an appearance at the International Motorcycle Convention in Portugal. Harris says: “As fans know, I have strong ties with the Portuguese Moto Clube through our mutual friend Manu DaSilva, now sadly departed, who for many years ran Maiden’s Eddie’s Bar in Santa Barbara de Nexe near Faro. “The first ever British Lion show we played was in the Clubhouse itself
Proud: Doug ‘Cosmo’ Clifford Creedence Clearwater Revival drummer Cosmo Clifford admits a reunion with frontman John Fogerty would be a big moneyspinner – but he’s not waiting for a call. Clifford and bassist Stu Cook continue to work as Creedence Clearwater Revisited following the outfit’s acrimonious collapse in 1972. And even though Fogerty last year suggested he might consider working with his surviving bandmates again , the drummer says the time has long passed. Clifford tells ABC : “It would have been nice 20 years ago.
Air guitar: Nils Lofgren Nils Lofgren has recalled how he had to switch off his guitar during his early days with the E Street Band because he was struggling to keep up with his colleagues. He’ll mark 30 years with Bruce Springsteen’s outfit in June this year – but he remembers how his first-ever appearance made him feel like he was a “deer in the headlights.” Lofgren tells Rolling Stone : “I was on the front line with Bruce, and I learned early on he likes to improv a lot; call you over and have you sing over there instead. The main thing I learned is you have to watch him.