JULY 2007


will be coming up on Aug 1st. 2007





The Free Convention,
c/o Bill Flynn 4 Mile End Close, Foulridge, Colne, Lancs. BB8 7LD
Email: [email protected]
evening tel: 01282 868352
July 2007
Dear Loyal Free Fan,
FREE CONVENTION Friday 26th October 2007
Tavistock Roker Hotel Roker Terrace SUNDERLAND 0191 567 1786
email = [email protected] doors open 7pm featuring 3 live bands

I am pleased to announce this year’s Convention. I am excited by both a new fantastic venue and also the inclusion of 3 fabulous new bands :
1) ‘Basing Street Band’ cover : early Free .
2) ‘Free Spirit’ cover : Free and Bad Co and play the best versions of the tracks : ‘Bad Co’ and ‘Ready for Love’ I’ve heard for some time.
3) ‘Completely Free’ have the most authentic rhythm section around, featuring a young look alike Andy Fraser and a drummer who is the nearest thing I’ve seen play like Simon Kirke, the whole band look the part too, sadly to say this will be the last gig for this line up, as bassist is moving on to pastures new - miss this line up at your peril !
So dare I say it, this might be one of the best Conventions yet.

I expect a lot of interest, this year ticket prices will be £8 for anyone booking prior to the 31st August 2007 and thereafter tickets will be priced at £10. As a past Convention supporter you are being given the first opportunity to apply for tickets before the general public, unfortunately I won’t be allowed to let more than the capacity in, on the day. Tickets prices I am keeping as low as possible. Please make cheques payable to Bill Flynn and kindly enclose a large s.a.e. Tickets will be sent out from the end of August 2007 . Last year’s Convention raised £1200 for the Northern Brainwave appeal from the gig alone, and I’m hoping to raise further money this year, this is a fantastic cause for us to all be involved in. .

I am dedicating this year’s event to my late father who died in February 2007, and you may understand that I have been slow to advertise the Convention DVD performance of last year’s event which was probably one of the great Convention concerts, featuring great sets from ‘FREEWAY’ and ‘HEAVY LOAD’, this is captured perfectly on DVD with great sound and quality picture quality. I cannot recommend this too highly to you, I find that I revisit the DVD regularly, when I want some ‘Free’ adrenalin in my veins! I have a limited number of these DVDs available at £11 including p&p once they are gone there will be no further copies made, I have not recovered my costs in having this produced, so would appreciate anyone who orders a copy. The DVD also has a great cover/and also is a picture disc, again I will be supporting the Brainwave appeal through profits from the sale of the DVD -a stunning addition to your Free collection. Also I have some black Convention T-shirts for sale, anyone interested please send a cheque for £11 (this includes postage costs). The Shirts will be sent out with Tickets. Please state size required, I will endeavour to supply the size requested -first come first served.

Kind Regards Bill Flynn







UK BOB interviews PR

Repeat of the Exclusive interview for Allrightnow.com

UK Bob's Twelve Bar Blues
with Paul Rodgers

Recorded July 2004

Part 1 - 39 minutes - Real Player

Part 2 - 46 minutes - Real Player



Yes it's Competition time again !!!
Here's your chance to WIN
PAUL'S new CD or DVD
ImageChef.com - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more




New Show announced for Oct

Check showdates.







Canada's "Rock Gods" to shuck Canucks, make a mess of the U.S.

Lenny Kravitz was wrong, rock n' roll isn't dead. In fact, the best of rock music is very well and alive thanks to SUPERSTACK, who are embarking on their highly anticipated North American tour in July of 2007, hot on the heels of their widely acclaimed independent self-titled debut album.


The Sudbury, Ontario bred ~ southern rock-fed sound of SUPERSTACK has been sweeping radio station playlists and personal music collections all over North America like wildfire.  Lead guitarist Scott Donnelly, drummer Brian Lahaie and bassist Greg Mihajic have grabbed the essence of 70's soul rock by the throat and breathed a fiery new life into its voice with an album destined to be a rock classic, and a live show experience that Scott calls, "a real rock rebirth". 


The magnetic attraction to their music for those starved for a passing of the real rock torch has been overwhelming.  In addition to mainstream and indie rock radio attention throughout Canada, the band has been gathering tremendous momentum online, often averaging daily play counts on Myspace reserved only for large major label acts.  They have been warmly embraced by the fan club for 70's rock megaband Free, whose drummer Simon Kirke personally expressed his respect for their music.


The snowballing awareness of SUPERSTACK has resulted in securing a slot at the prestigious Atlantis Music Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, and Scott's recent addition to Gibson Guitars as a sponsored artist for the Gibson Firebird model, whose logo is tattooed on Scott's forearm. 


As a pertinent example of the measurable effect SUPERSTACK is having on rock fans, in a June 2007 Habitat For Humanity all-request weekend fund drive on CHNO "Big Daddy Radio", SUPERSTACK was played twice an hour for 48 hours with over 1000 requests for their music.  The demand that weekend resulted in the station playing all the tracks on the album several times!  The project was thereafter referred to on-air as "the house that Superstack built." 



Long standing friend and fan of SUPERSTACK, The Trews lead singer Colin McDonald says, "…They bring the best elements of 70's rock to a modern musical landscape, they're the band The Queens of the Stone Age would love to be."

SUPERSTACK will be formally releasing their new single "Red Light" to Canadian radio on July 15th, and will be dropping a video of "Kick It On Down" on youtube.com late this summer. 


SUPERSTACK kick off their tour on July 14th in Kincardine, ON at Capstock before performing dates in central and western Canada.  Following a short breather, the band will begin their U.S. leg in Chicago, IL in late August, and will hook up with The Trews and Medusa Stone at Wheeliefest in Rowland, PA.  As of this printing, the tour will wrap in Daphne, AL on Sept. 29th.


To check out the music, view the touring schedule, purchase merchandise, see independent reviews or contact the band, please visit www.myspace.com/superstackmusic. 


If you wish to contact SUPERSTACK for further details or book an interview with the band,  email [email protected].


Booking Agent: Carla Rider ~ Email: [email protected]





Lee was the former vocalist with British Rock Groups PRIDE & NATIVE CAIN, over the years he has worked with John Thomas's Budgie, Eric Bell (of Thin Lizzy fame) Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, & even soul Diva Jaki Graham ... Lee teamed up with Tom Galley's PHENOMENA in 2000, they continued to write & record material for the latest album "PSYCHO FANTASY" Lee sings lead vocals on the tracks "SUNRISE"/"ALL THAT I NEED" & sings with Joy Strachan on "60 SECONDS". The album also features the legendary Glenn Hughes, Mel Galley (ex Whitesnake/Trapeze) & Tony Martin (the former Black Sabbath vocalist.)
Lee featured on vocals on the SURVEILLANCE album "ANGELSTATION" available on Escape records 2006 ..... Lee joins SHY as their new vocalist in January 2007...

Lee's Official site



"Heartbreaker - Free & Bad Company Tribute"
Stourbridge, Midlands
United Kingdom

Heartbreaker is a Free and Bad Company tribute band from the West Midlands and was established in June 2006.

 The band has replicated the authentic classic rock sound of Free and Bad Company,

 and in various venues in the United Kingdom audiences appreciate the live experience of Heartbreaker.

Aug 4 2007 9:00P
Rock cafe 2000 Stourbridge, Midlands
Aug 5 2007 8:00P
JBs Dudley, Midlands
Aug 24 2007 9:30A
The Maverick Amblecote, Midlands
Sep 1 2007 10:00A
The Hiberian Stirchley Birmingham, Midlands
Sep 26 2007 12:00A
The Harvester Solihull, Midlands
Oct 12 2007 9:00P
Station Hotel Bloxwich, Midlands
Oct 18 2007 9:00P
Ace of Spades Tipton, Midlands
Oct 21 2007 9:00A
Robinhood 2 Bilston, Midlands
Oct 28 2007 10:00P
Hotel California Berkenhead, Northwest



 Japanese subtitles broadcast in Japan

Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers (video 40 mins)


Hope you enjoyed it. !!!


I have always wanted a cd with  Paul singing  only acoustic songs........

Would you like Paul to record one too? then

Support this special request...

Just post your request here and I shall make sure Paul

gets to read them all.




Catch a show!!!!!!!!




 The Answer

 are four lads hailing from Downpatrick in Northern Ireland.

Raised on a heady diet of Led Zeppelin, Free, The Who and The Black Crowes, The Answers contemporary take of bluesy, riff heavy hard rock is starting to turn heads. The band spent last year touring with Alterbridge, The Darkness, Deep Purple, Sound Explosion and The Tokyo Dragons and making their debut album. At a recent London gig none other than Jimmy Page stood and watched their set from side of stage and theyve already played at a Phil Lynott memorial benefit gig in Dublin as Lynotts mother is a big fan. So big in fact that she allowed Waters to be the first since Lynotts death to open his bass case and play the revered black iconic bass axe! Its the same black bass that appears in the video to Keep Believin.

Kick Out The Jams - 'The Answer  acoustic set

26 min video



Paul Rodgers at the Bospop Festival Holland


Fotografie: Sven Hoogerhuis / CyberImage



Fotografie: Sven Hoogerhuis / CyberImage

...dit keer zonder Queen

Fotografie: Sven Hoogerhuis / CyberImage

Fotografie: Sven Hoogerhuis / CyberImage

Paul Rogers...

Video from Bospop - Holland



FROM ADDY live on location



No 1 resort in the world All Year Round - EILAT

Mick Ralphs at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp London 07




His Current Mood:

I Have a new take on life now. Without your partner, nothing else matters, all that shit I thought was important before Sue died, well, it was all rubbish, all that money worry, tenseness, strain, I used to panic and start losing sleep three months before our Who tours ever started... All of it, totally a waste of space and time. Nothing on God's earth matters if your partner is no longer there to share it with you.

Exclusive photo of Free from Lucy's photo Archive



Harpers - Bar & Grill

19333 Business Center Drive
Northridge, CA 91324-3528 MAP









   Come to Harper's Bar & Grille this Sat, 07/07/07 for a night of two Really Great tribute acts, "The Neil Deal" starting at 10:00 p.m. followed by Premier Tribute's ""Burnin' Sky", the Bad Company tribute on the "Featured Artists" page at www.PremeirTributes.com .
 You won't be disappointed when you come. Both bands feature superb musicianship, and uncanny acuracy.

Harper's has your favorite spirits, awesome beer selection, great food, ample free parking, not to mention 'hot bartenders' and is located at 19331 Business Ctr. Dr. at Tampa Ave. (behind El Torito) in Northridge. (818) 349-3474

For more info visit www.BadCoTribute.com or contact Meat-Piston Entertainment at (818) 943-1614
BHarpers 11/25/2006







Saturday 7th July

SAT 7th JULY 07
Robin 2 spokesman Mike Hamblett said "I have just received the following statement
from the management company of Kenney Jones & The Jones Gang"...
'Due to unforeseen circumstances of a personal nature, The Jones Gang will not be performing at
The Robin 2 on Saturday 7th July 2007...The band members apologise for any disappointment this has caused to the fans.'
"All of us here at The Robin 2 are very disappointed and I can only apologise for all the inconvenience caused.
It is too late notice to replace the show so there will be no concert at all on Saturday night.
For customers who have already purchased tickets please return them to the Box Office or venue for a refund, enquiries tel. 01902 401211."
Media Release Ends


NOT Appearing at the Robin2
The Leisure Factory 20-22 Mount Pleasant, Bilston Wolverhampton
WV14 7LJ
Kenney Jones & The Jones Gang - On Stage 9pm

Featuring Kenney Jones, Rick Wills & Robert Hart

For more information, check the band out on


NEW KING KARMA VIDEO! KING KARMA has just released their latest video for the song "Devil's Road" and we invite you to be one of the first to see it!





Thurs 28th June - OK Choctaw Coliseum




Read the Biography of Carl Dunn









(featuring Terry Wilson-Slesser)
Darlington Arts Centre, 13 July 2007
Freeway (the ultimate Free tribute band) featuring Terry Wilson-Slesser on vocals (ex-Paul Kossoff’s Back Street Crawler band) are returning to the North East for a special concert at Darlington Arts Centre on July 13th.
This is their first North-East date since they concluded their successful UK tour with ex-Free/Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke in April / May.
Freeway recently became the only Free tribute band to be endorsed by both Simon Kirke and also Andy Fraser (founder member / bass player with Free, and co-writer of All Right Now), who (after hearing their CD) sent them this message “Free can never reform -  but you are the next best thing.”  You can’t get a higher recommendation than that!
Tickets are available from the box office (01325 486 555) and are priced at £10.
For more information, see the Freeway website
Another cool show with special guest
(featuring Terry Wilson-Slesser)
Botley Hill Farmhouse, 10 August 2007
 (previously guitarist with Crawler, Bad Company, Paul Rodgers, Procal Harum and Roger Chapman,
 currently touring with Elkie Brooks) will also be making a special guest appearance.
Tickets are available from Botley Hill (01959 577 154) and are priced at £12.
For more information, see the Freeway website



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 what’s 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.
   Press here to view  Artists Announced!        


New Free - Bad Co Tribute band UK

Heartbreaker is a Free and Bad Company tribute band from the West Midlands and was established in June 2006.

The band has replicated the authentic classic rock sound of Free and Bad Company,

 and in various venues in the United Kingdom audiences appreciate the live experience of Heartbreaker.


Princess Diana Remembered today
Lady Diana as I always called her.
 I was fortunate enough to have been one of two Sales Consultants in only two stores, world wide
Harrods and Selfridges, later DH Evans stocked it
I was selling this dress to the public in Selfridges.
We received the copy dress only two hours after the public saw it.
We sold the dress and bridesmaids dresses to brides around the world,
and also to princes from far away lands for the brides.
Lucy PIller - Ex Selfridges Assistant Buyer and Harrods Employee
I wonder which brides still have their dress. 



Coming in Aug 07

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Featuring the best of the NEW ROCK SCENE



WHEELIEFEST 9 Saturday, August 25th, 2007 Fantasy Island - Rowland, PA ------

-WHEELIEFEST 9 is the ninth annual grassroots gathering of the most faithful DIEHARD original ROCK-N-ROLL fans. It is a magical event unlike any other, arranged by fans for the fans at an awesome rural venue known as Fantasy Island. Located outside the tiny village of Rowland in the Pocono Mountains of Northeast PA, the outdoor event is held at a beautiful privately owned lake with white sand beach, an island with cross bridge and rope swing, a large open-air pavilian and clean modern facilities. Admission to the venue includes excellent catered dinner, UNLIMITED FREE BEER for the entire event, camping, swimming, horseshoes and of course AWESOME quality up & coming REAL ROCK acts from around the country. Featured artists include major label rockers

The TREWS from Canada   and returning favs MEDUSA STONE from NC as well as the WHEELIEFEST debut of SUPER STACK, with 3-4 additional premier quality bands to be added soon. There are nearby hotels for those who don't wish to camp, but the party usually lasts till sun-up. Folks travel from all over the USA, Canada and as far away as England and Spain for an intimate day of fun, partying, enjoying nature and awesome LIVE music. WHEELIEFEST is an event like no other. It is NOT a commercial venture so everyone including the bands and their families can mingle without being hampered by the usual commercial restraints. Many that attend feel it's the most incredible event of the entire year. It truly is MORE FUN THEN HUMANS ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE!!!!


More Bands being added all the time



American Minor

The Trews



Pushing Zero

MORE BANDS TO BE ADDED - Watch this space

>>>>>>>>>>>IT'S GONNA BE AWESOME!!!!<<<<<<<<<<<<





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