Archive for the ‘Classic Rock’ Category

Whitesnake´s “The Purple Tour” arrived here yesterday in two formats. Watched the DVD first and it was a goodie (did miss “You Keep On Moving” on it though). Well edited and strong material performed by good players. “The Gypsy” and “Mistreated” are two Purple songs that work very well here. Of course you get the Whitesnake classics too, the mix is very good.

Love the gatefold sleeve of the LP version.

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For Mikio

Posted: January 20, 2018 in Babymetal, Classic Rock, General

This is good to see. Friends of Mikio Fujioka will gather at the Club Citta venue in Kawasaki on April 23 to play a memorial concert with all proceedings going to his family. No word if any of the girls from Babymetal will attend briefly but realistically you could never announce something like that and avoid a stampede. Maybe a Mikio t-shirt could be for sale on Babymetal shows?

I think fans would like to support this too.

Dragonhead arrives

Posted: January 19, 2018 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General

The new Leaves´Eyes album “Sign Of The Dragonhead” arrived yesterday, and I ordered two versions as you can see. This turned out to be a good addition to the already existing legacy and they have come up with some really nice material here. “Riders On The Wind” is a bonafide classic. Could be a hit in my humble opinion.

Well done.

US publication Guitar Player (February 2018). Steve Lukather interview in this one, so that looks good right there.

Phoenix Rising

Posted: January 17, 2018 in Babymetal, Classic Rock, General, Magazines

Fans of Babymetal are looking forward to the upcoming official announcement(s) regarding 2018 and it is probably not far off now. We got the hint that word would be out soon on December 31 but then we had the sad news nine days later that guitarist Mikio Fujioka had passed away on January 5 (after an accident that had taken place on December 30), and so it goes without saying that everything changed at that point. Still, if major plans are on the horizon, like more festivals and releases, then I would guess that word will be out within a week or two now. And when it comes it should in no way be seen as disrespectful after having lost a beloved member of the Kamiband (the touring unit of this project). On the contrary, the reality is that Babymetal needs to go on and it really would be a massive mistake not to at this point. There is a momentum here that would slowly erode if everything stalled, and as far as we know the next gigs in Europe and the States are coming up this summer. There is time to heal and to get into gear. In a sense, the upcoming announcement(s) will surely help many to look ahead. What happened here was quite a shock to us all, but it happened and it is what it is. Also, Mikio will be right there on any live releases that may come out of 2017. Something to look forward to in itself.

The wait will soon be over.

(Seen on top image is three album covers, two magazine spreads – Kerrang & Pia Music Complex Extra – and the most recent word from the Babymetal camp).

Great Facebook traffic right now from Deep Purple MK4 & Tommy Bolin related pages. Shared link to this blog post about 16 hours ago. I basically share the posts that went up two years ago dealing with the last US Tour of the 1970s on the appropriate dates and January 14 1976 saw the kickoff of that trek. When I originally wrote that I was not active on Facebook.

Glad to see positive response.

Happy days

Posted: January 13, 2018 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General

Well Leave´s Eyes has always given us something special and this picture of singer Elina Siirala posing with the Limited Box Edition of the new “Sign of the Dragonhead” album popped up on Facebook a few hours ago. As you can see, the box in itself is pretty cool, but that shield would look good on any wall would it not? This will sell out in a heartbeat.

Watch the YouTube clip here.