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A quiz for you this special day
Look at photos below to see if you can find the 3 differences:
Study it for at least 1-2 mins - as it takes this long to figure them out
Playing tonight on Halloween
10/31/2006 10:00 PM - Skool Cafe
The Village At Blue Mountain Intrawest, Collingwood, Ontario -
Check them out !!!!!
To Open For The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
13th December 2006
Brady Cole will Open for The Sensational Alex Harvey Band,
The SAHB will do
an intimate show at PJ Malloys in Dunfermline, Ted McKenna and Chris Glenn
approched the band after catching their opener at King Tuts In Glasgow with
Gwen Ashton And Dan Baird, and offered the band the opening slot
Please support my band in Atlanta
Yes this is my project, something I believe in
BRAND NEW CD OUT NOW !!
© 2006 ROB STEELE
is one of those truly unique musical groups, who combine beautiful harmonies with heartfelt, honest lyrics. Music that can take you from light acoustic ballads to scorching,driving,hard rocking songs while still being intricate, detailed, crafted pieces of music.These guys and gal have many years well spent honing their songwriting and musical skills.This is one album you will not be disappointed with.
CD Baby Price: $12.97
The band's guitarist, Brian May, confirmed: "
On the new album, Freddie will be replaced by former Free singer Paul
Rodgers. Brian said: "It was going to be just exploratory to see
"But we're already deep into it and we already have some very good
This will not be the first time Brian, Paul and drummer Roger Taylor had joined forces -
Brian concluded: "We don't really have anything to prove but we have a lot
T SHIRT GIVE AWAY
!!!WE HAVE WINNERS !!!!!!!!!!!
For those who could not make it to the Paul Rodgers Tour in England
Here's your chance to win a
T Shirt from the tour
I only have Ladies T shirts - small or med so you need to be a 8/10/12 size
The 15th person 16th + 17th + 18th who sends me in a email giving me the names
of the two new members
in Paul's band will be a winner of a Ladies T shirt
Please provide me your full name with a mailing address
Remember - it's for those fans who did not attend a show in the UK
As soon as their is a winners I shall annouce it here
The Twins Deb + Denise from CO
Sylvana from Canada
Chuck's Daughter from MD
Lauren Kren from MI
Another Give Away coming shortly................
RIDE ON PONY by the BLACK CROWES
Live Jambands in Holland #39:
The Black Crowes
Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006-03-24 part#01 (click to download)
Song comes on at 35mins into concert.
Thank you Scott !
"Live shows "
|10/30/2006 09:00 AM - Teasers-MANCHESTER|
|ITC Manchester, Manchester, - TBC|
Brady Cole will play an official ITC showcase on Monday Oct 30th at Teasers Cafe brady cole will be onstage at 10-30pm promp Teasers Manchester Great Northern Warehouse 231-233 Deansgate Manchester M3 4EN Phone: 0161 833 3118 Fax: 0161 833 3119 E-mail: [email protected]
|11/04/2006 07:30 AM - The Classic Grand "EP Launch Night" Glasgow|
|18 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, UK G1 4QD , Glasgow, - FREE!!!!!!!!|
Brady Cole + Guests, Official self titled EP launch night, this event is free entry for everyone so please bring some friends with you and it will aslo gain you a free pass to the after show "Club Porno" open til 3-00am. We will be running a free bus for our local fans, details on how to book a seat coming soon. Brady Cole
|11/09/2006 09:00 AM - PJ's Dunfermline|
|Canmore Street Dunfermline, Dunfermline, - TBC|
Brady Cole + The Lost Generation Doors 9pm 9-15pm Banter then a band then more banter then a band then banter, then close
|11/17/2006 08:00 PM - The Rothes Halls|
|Glenrothes, Glenrothes, - £5|
The Lost Generation(www.myspace.com/thelostgenerationrock) - Brady Cole + more support to be confirmed. Doors 8-00pm Entry £5 advance £6 on the door.
|11/25/2006 08:00 AM - The Classic Grand Glasgow, Tramps With Amps|
|Glasgow , Glasgow , - |
all details-price-doors soon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|12/02/2006 08:00 AM - Crowbar,PAISLEY|
|Shuttle St, Paisley, Paisley, - FREE!!!!!!!!|
Shine (local Rockers) + Brady Cole and one TBC doors 8pm and its free entry more details soon.
|12/08/2006 08:00 AM - Borderline Club LONDON|
|, LONDON , - |
Alan Mcgee has invited Brady Cole to play his "The Queen Is Dead" club night at the Borderline in London, all details coming soon.
|12/13/2006 08:00 PM - PJ's-The Sensational Alex Harvey Band + Brady Cole|
|Canmore St Dunfermline, Dunfermline, - TBC|
Brady Cole to open for The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. all details TBC
Friday 17th November 2006
7.30 pm to Midnight
Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the day)
4 Mile End Close, Foulridge, Colne, Lancs, BB8 7LD
Tel 01282 868352
email : [email protected]
With 2 great live bands booked for the event, Freeway & Heavy Load, who
I know have their own huge followings, dare I say it , this could be the best Convention yet
profits will go to the Brain Wave Charity in Newcastle
Atlanta's No. 1 Singer /guitarist
launches new Website (at last)
Andrew Black is a singer, songwriter specializing in public, private, solo and group musical performance.
A third generation musician, he started playing piano at age seven and today plays more
than eight instruments including the guitar, drums, bass guitar and trumpet.
He now tours clubs and theaters in the southeastern United States.
Watch video of Andrew on left performing with Simon Kirke on drums live at Lucy's
Free DVD London Premiere Pics now in the Gallery
Dave "Bucket" Colwell Joins REALITY
Long time Bad Company guitarist/songwriter Dave "Bucket" Colwell joins REALITY with a brand new album set to be released in the first quarter of 2007.
The album from Bucket & Co. will contain 10 new songs penned by Dave as well as two covers, including a re-make of Reach Out, a song Dave wrote for Iron Maiden. Dave is joined by Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden on vocals.
Dave joined Bad Company in 1993 and is featured on several Bad Company albums before departing the band in 2002. Prior to his stint with Bad Company, Dave was a member of the Adrian Smith & Project (aka ASAP) with Adrian Smith and Zak Starkey, as well as a member of Samson.
Bad Company's Lead Guitarist Dave "Bucket" Colwell is now up on Myspace at
Simon Kirke News
Message from Rockstarz, Inc.'s
Simon Kirke is on his way to Cleveland and Akron Ohio October 21 and 22.
Simon Kirke will be on WNCX Thursday October 19th at 11:30 A.M
. to discuss the Lessons from a Legend DVD as well as our other Events in the Cleveland and Akron area.
Rockstarz and Sam Ash of Cleveland present a Drum Clinic led by Simon Kirke on October 21st at 2:00 P.M. Sam Ash is located at 5700 Mayfield Rd. Cleveland, OH 44124 Call (440) 446-0850 for more information.
On October 21 and 21, Simon Kirke is the special guest at the 2006 Drum Battle East Coast Chops Competition being held at The Daily Double located at 370 Orleans Avenue Akron Ohio.
The competition is brought to you by One Music Entertainment,
The Federation of Drum and Percussion and Rockstarz, Inc.
Tickets are on sale at TicketMaster, all ages are welcome. Show time is 5:00 P.M.
Lessons from a Legend: Simon Kirke is a Rockstarz, Inc. production. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This DVD is available online and at your local music store.
Simon Kirke T-Shirt will be available soon. It will be available only in black and in both men's and women's sizes.
Photo Exclusive by Lucy Piller
The Famous Bein Inn (Up for sale)
The Edinburgh office of leading licensed property agents, Christie + Co, has been appointed to handle the sale of The Bein Inn Hotel in Glenfarg, Perthshire. The proprietor, David Mundell, has owned The Bein Inn since 1999 and has decided to retire.
The Bein Inn is located six miles south of Perth and just off the M90 Edinburgh to Perth motorway, in the heart of some of Scotland's finest scenic, sporting and heritage country. The inn was built in 1861 as a resting place for travellers on the traditional route north from Edinburgh to the Highlands. A well known live music venue, the Bein Inn was awarded the Music Pub of the Year Award Scotland 2002 and was runner-up for the Music Pub of the Year Award UK 2004. Offers over £600,000 are sought for the freehold property, which comprises public and lounge bars, reception lounge, 55-cover restaurant or function room and 12 letting bedrooms. There is also two-bedroom owners accommodation and four bedrooms used for staff accommodation. The Bein Inn enjoys an unusual mix of trade, retaining a more traditional client base with the business offering bed and breakfast, morning teas and coffees, bar lunches and evening meals. The inn is also well known as a music venue for pop and rock and attracts artists such as Simon Kirke (Free and Bad Company), Ben Gallagher (Gallagher and Lyle), Gene Parsons (the Byrds), Chip Taylor (the man who wrote Wild Thing), Curtis Stigers Big Brother & The Holding Co, Tony Joe White & Henry McCullough and many more.
Denis Hillier, Director of the Edinburgh office of Christie + Co, comments: The Bein Inn offers a rare opportunity for someone, particularly with a musical bent, to acquire a fantastic country inn within a beautiful setting, with the main property built in the 19th Century and retaining much of its original charm. The business trades well showing good profits and has become an important venue in musical circles, as well as much appreciated by the traditional traveller.
The Bein Inn
email: [email protected]
phone: 01577 830216
THE FAMOUS BEIN INN PROUDLY PRESENTS
THE DEBORAH BONHAM BAND
Music Review by Elly Roberts
Artist Paul Rodgers -
Venue Lowry, Salford Quays,
British blues-rock icon Paul Rodgers is still going strong on his UK Tour 2006. In fact, the legendary singers voice is in great shape. This night at the Lyric Theatre, he rolled back the years backed by his sensational all-American band Howard Leese (ex-Heart) and Kurtis Dengler (Electric Shades of Blue) on guitars, drummer Ryan Hoyle (Collective Soul) and bassist Lynn Sorenson. The former Free and Bad Company frontman is going through a serious commercial renaissance via the release of the outstanding Free Forever DVD, Free Chronicles and Free Live At The BBC CDs. With the added benefit of leading Queen last year, all things are pointing towards Rodgers once again. This outstanding gig was a memorable night in many ways. Going back to the early 70s when I saw Free at the Boxing Arena in
A change of T-shirt for the finale, more thrills followed. Hendrixs Little Wing was superb (more dazzling
Lynn Sorenson (pic: Elly Roberts)
Weblink www.paulrodgers.com & www.noblepr.co.uk
Paul Rodgers UK Tour
Reviews and Photos to be posted as soon as possible
ALL SHOWS NEARLY "SOLD OUT"
2nd top show of the week after Paul Rodgers
October, 14 2006
at King Tuts Glasgow, Scotland day after the PR Glasgow show
272a ST VINCENT STREET, Glasgow, Glasgow,
Cost: £9 Ticket master
Expect this to sell out too!!!
DAN BAIRD + The Gwyn Ashton Band featuring Ted McKenna &
Chris Glen + Brady Cole tix £9 availible from Ticket Master-King Tuts
I might just go myself to this show !!! Lucy
FREE Forever Universal 9842235 (2006)
FREE FOREVER DVD Launch
The Paper/Cafe Royal, London
Thursday 7 September 2006
More from Get Ready to Rock
I will be attending this show below too while in London- Lucy
JOE IS BACK AT BOOM BOOM!!! on Sat 7th Oct 06
The BoomBoom Club
Sutton United Football Club
The Borough Sports Ground
Gander Green Lane
Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY
Here's a map
opposite West Sutton Railway Station
(10 mins to Wimbledon, 3 to Sutton)
In the late 60s, when it suddenly became cool for dudes to wear makeup and glitter while playing unruly riffs,
the Les Paul Junior came along for the ride. Mick Ralphswhose blistering tones powered Mott the Hoople
and set the bar for glam guitarists to followused the Juniors raw edge to keep the bands sound
from getting too campy. In such densely arranged Mott songs as David Bowies All the Young Dudes,
Ralphs proved that a P-90s howl could successfully compete with churning organ, jangling acoustic piano,
and punchy horns. His honking power chords in 1972s One of the Boys formed the blueprint for Bad Company,
which Ralph formed with singer
' LIVE '
SUPER CHAT FROM LONDON
After the RAH show
Sat 7th Oct 2006
4pm UK TIME
11am East Coast
8am West Coast
PAUL ON UK RADIO SPECIALS
Thursday 28th September 2006
7pm - Planet Rock Radio - Make sure you listen in to Planet Rock when Paul will be dropping in on Nicky Horne's show for a chat. He will also be playing songs that he will have recorded earlier in the day, exclusively in the Planet Rock studios. Not to be missed! - Sky Digital Channel 0110
Friday 29th September 2006
10pm - 1am - Paul will be Mike Sweeney's featured guest on the Capital Gold Rock Show - Sky Digital Channel 863
Saturday 30th September
5pm - 6pm - An hour long special with Russ Williams on Virgin Radio Classic Rock - Sky Digital Channel 0201
Gary Moore to perform with Paul
Words from Paul about Boz Burnell
Day after the Paul Rodgers show in Glasgow, Scotland
ARN's BRADY COLE
WILL BE PLAYING AT THE KING TUT'S in Glasgow -
Opening up for Dan Baird
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, UK
Sat 14 Oct 2006, 8.30pm
Undercover - Sep 24 10:58 PMRaymond Boz Burrell, the original bass player for Bad Company, has died at his home in Spain at the age of 60. Prior
to founding the all-star Bad Company with Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke of Free and Mick Ralphs of Mott The Hoople, Burrell
was the frontman for art-rock act King Crimson.
ContactMusic - Sep 25 5:01 AMFormer BAD COMPANY bass player RAYMOND 'BOZ' BURRELL has died at his Spanish home. He was 60 years old.
Burrell fronted art-rock band KING CRIMSON be
[Press Release] Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance - 1 hour, 35 minutes agoRaymond "Boz" Burrell, an original member and bass player with Swan Song/Atlantic recording group Bad Company,
passed away of a heart attack on September 21 at his residence in Spain.
Independent - Sep 24 5:00 PM
ContactMusic - Sep 22 5:02 AMFREE bassist ANDY FRASER is desperate to reunite with bandmates for a one-off concert - but the other two
surviving members are less than enthusiastic
Belfast Telegraph - Sep 22 8:47 AMThirty years after drugs killed Free's guitarist, the band are back in vogue. They just won't talk to each other.
Paul Rodgers Live from the UK
Newsflash!!! from ARN
will be live in the studio this Thursday 28th Sept with presenter Nicky Horne.
Nicky's show starts at 7pm.UK time
2pm East Coast time + 11am West coast time
Earlier on Thursday he is going into the studios to record some acoustic tracks,
these will be debuted on Nicky's show. Not sure if they will all be played, depends on time.
TUNE IN LIVE TO PLANET ROCK.COM
UK Postal Needed
Thursday 28th September (7pm)
Make sure you listen in to Planet Rock this Thursday when former FREE front man, Paul Rodgers will be dropping in on Nicky Horne's show for a chat. He will also be playing songs that he will have recorded earlier in the day, exclusivly in the Plant Rock Studios. Not to be missed !
A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY :
As one of the few artists to bring three bands to international success, Paul Rodgers is about to launch a sold-out solo UK Tour in early October, including a show at the famed Royal Albert Hall.
This summer, following another sold-out tour, this time as Queen + Paul Rodgers, he hit 8 stages in the U.S, as well as two shows in Japan at the Udo Music Festival. The platinum-selling singer, songwriter has put together a star-studded band for this UK tour with Collective Soul's, Ryan Hoyle on drums, Hearts' Howard Lease on guitar, and 17 year-old Kurtis Dengler on guitar, who is incidentally the same age Paul was when FREE was born.
Rodgers' has been in three major bands throughout his career - Free, Bad Company and The Firm spawning songs such as "All Right Now", "Feel Like Making Love," and "Can't Get Enough". He has also been Grammy-nominated as well.
JONES GANG TOURING UK SUMMER 07'
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New Amen Corner
THE NEW AMEN CORNER
While I was in the UK attending the FREE DVD Launch I also managed to catch a
New Amen Corner show at the Boom Boom Club in Surrey
I must admit it was really a blast to hear all the music I grew up with in the late 60s.
The band were 'outstanding' and are worth seeing for sure !!!
Check out if they are playing near you
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Review of Simons Bein Inn Show by Ingrid Doneus
The man is usually hidden behind the drum kit laying down the
impeccable rhythms in bands like Free and Bad Company. Given that
what are we supposed to hear and see when doing his solo shows?
I knew what to expect, so I went all the way from Austria to Scotland
just for Simon´s gigs. He went on stage together with Larry Oaks,
formerly with Foreigner.
The Bein Inn, as the venue is called, is the the perfect setting for
intimate concerts, making the artist perform in front of no more than
50 people, thus creating a feeling like he´s playing in your living
No stage entrance exists, the performers use the same door the
Enter Simon, taking centre stage, normally inhabited by someone like
Paul Rodgers, he immediately makes contact with the audience in a
very gentle and disarming way. Telling stories of times gone by,
antics from the wild days as well as touching memories from his every
day life struggle with substance abuse and family rows endears him to
all the listeners.
For a start, no drums or percussion are to be seen anywhere. A set of
guitars and a piano, that´s all that is there. And it doesn´t need
any more gimmicks, because Simon is quite familiar with those
Displaying songs from various periods with his former bands he also
confronts the audience with his own material from Seven Rays Of Hope,
making you ponder upon your own life and leaving you with your mouth
open regarding all the talents within one single man.
I am a dedicated Paul Rodgers fan, and he is the epitome of all the
songs from Free and Bad Company. Never thought I would accept any
other version, but guess what? After the opening chords of Movin´On I
it never occured to me something was missing, Simon delivered the
songs passionately and perfectly (sorry Paul, I still love your
voice, and will do so forever, but one should never underestimate the
talents of other band members).
Rockers like Feel Like Makin´Love, Bad Company and All Right Now
alternated with songs like Love you so, Shooting Star or Filling The
Void, every one of them performed flawlessly and leaving the audience
stunned. Larry Oakes does very well on back vocals, playing the piano
and doing a brilliant solo in All Right Now.
This is a special year for me. Never before had I seen one of the
members of neither Free nor Bad Company perform live. This year it is
going to be two of them, first it was Simon twice, then it will be
But I wonder whether I will gain so much joy from the latter as I got
from Simon. What made Simon´s shows unforgettable was the opportunity
to talk to him during the breaks and after the shows. He is very down
to earth, intelligent and witty with a typical English sense of
humour. He is very affable and a gentle man, a gentleman indeed.
As I could tell from his comments he loves to perform and it seemed
to me he misses it a lot. So we all should try to get Free back on
the road, even with only half the original line up (you certainly all
know why). During the writing of this review I learned Boz Burrell
passed away. No more time wasting, there´s a huge demand for Free´s
music and they were at their best when playing live. Even if that
only remains wishful thinking I do hope Simon will play again at the
Bein Inn. And I´ll be there as well. Thank you so much for those
Seize the day!
Tony Franklin Bass player of the FIRM
at a Bass Clinic near Atlanta GA. For two hours he entertained the audience with his humor and
his amazing guitar skills.
Also visit Tonys Official website
(Thanks Arthur for sending it in to ARN)
heading south !!!!
First will be Manchester at the ITC Oct 30th
& then their
First appearence in
at the Borderline Club Dec 8th
More details to come
Very Sad News to report
Fri., Sep 21st, 2006
The 60 yr old Original Bass player of Bad Company
was at home in Costa Del Sol having a relaxed practice last night
while Tam White sang Boz apparently had a heart attack.
Our thoughts are with Bozs family at this very sad and difficult time.
Here is a tribute page on the site where people can offer their thoughts and memories of Boz
From the King Krimson label
Boz Burrell Has Died
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Sep 22, 2006
Details are now coming in surrounding the untimely death of ex-King Crimson singer and bassist, Boz Burrell who passed away yesterday.
I spoke to guitarist Neil Warden who told me that Boz had died at his Spanish home in Puerto Banus, Marbella, and not Edinburgh as had previously been reported.
Singer Tam White with friend Billy had been visiting Boz, and all three were ready to go out to a small party to play a few tunes with some friends.
Neil went on to say "Tam was sitting in Boz's apartment singing when Boz picked up a guitar and sat back in his seat, and slumped over and passed away. Efforts were made to revive him before the emergency services arrived but no luck."
Neil went on to pay tribute to his fellow musician and friend.
"Very sad, I'm very upset to say the least. Boz was one of the good guys, I'll never forget that impish smile and crazy humor, a sad loss indeed. I used to stand next to him on stage in 'The Groove Connection' and have a great laugh.
He was a great musician and a cool guy to say the least. He was like a long lost older brother to me; we were both into the same music and hit it off from first meeting.
A sad loss indeed. I can't stop thinking of him at present; my heart goes out to Kath his wife."
Photo just released of Paul's band for the UK Tour
Howard Leese - Kurtis Dengler - Paul - Ryan Hoyle - Lyn Sorrensen
17 Year old Kurtis Dengler
Drummer on Pauls UK Tour
Photo of Koss - 1970
shot up to NO.2 in the DVD CHARTS in the UK
PAUL RODGERS UK TOUR
PAUL RODGERS with special guest DEBORAH BONHAM
opening at the first six shows.
"Royal Albert Hall "
Special guests will be
Deborah Bonham + THE ANSWER + Surprise guests
The last two shows Newcastle and Glasgow Paul's Special Guest will be
New shirt coming soon..
Simon Kirke T-Shirt will be available soon.
It will be available only in black and in both men's and women's sizes.
Shirt will be available from SIMON KIRKES website only