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"Illumination", Earth Wind & Fire upcoming album!


Legendary band Earth, Wind & Fire will release their 23rd career album, Illumination, through Sanctuary Records Group on September 20, 2005. Anchored by founding members Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson, Illumination offers an array of stellar producers and guest artists that have appreciated and gleaned profound inspiration from Earth, Wind & Fire’s extraordinary career.

"Throughout our career, we've strived to push the idea of illumination," states EWF founder Maurice White, "...of being on top of things and the vibration of positivity. This album is a continuation of that concept."

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Mic Gillette's new cd "Earcandy"!


According to ACMJ, Mic Gillette, best known for being one of the original members of the Tower of Power horn section, ventures into the solo arena, for the first time in his career, with an album that includes 5 original songs and diverse collection of tunes he loves.

By the age of 15, Mic joined the Gotham City Crime Fighters with some childhood chums, which later evolved into the Tower of Power, and by the end of his freshman year of college, the band had cut their first album, East Bay Grease. Mic, taking a brief hiatus from TOP, toured and recorded with the band Cold Blood, and upon his return a year later, the Tower hit the road, opening for big name acts like Santana and Creedence Clearwater Revival. As their reputation as the premier horn band in the U.S. grew, they toured with Elton John, Rod Stewart, and the Rolling Stones, among others. Mic Gillette is a current member of the Sons of Champlin; Lenny Williams Group; Strokeland Superband and Funky Loophole (Mic’s own band).

His 1st solo album "Ear Candy" is opened by James Brown penned tune "Funky Good Time". Etta James classic "Tell Mama" follows this, with awesome line-up:- Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Greg Adams, and Skip Mesquite, along with TOP bassist Rocco Prestia! The lead vocal of this tune is done by Ms Monet (Boz Scaggs)!! The next is the ballad “I Like That” featuring former Tower Of Power lead vocalist Lenny Williams. Another James Brown tune "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself" is with Bill Champlin on Vocals / B3 Organ. And this album also includes his original latin-flavored instrumental tune "Abaco" and "It Had Better Be Tonight", the Pink Panther movie original penned by Henri Mancini, featuring awesome drum/percussion dual solo done by David Garibaldi (Tower of Power) and Karl Perazzo (Santana).

Frontiers Records announces the release of The Mob!


Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the details of the European release of The Mob's self titled debut album on November 7th 2005.
The Mob is the new incredible band featuring Doug Pinnick (King's X) on bass guitar and vocals; Reb Beach (Whitesnake, ex-Winger/Dokken) on guitar and vocals; Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) on drums and vocals and Timothy Drury (Whitesnake, ex-Eagles) on keyboards and vocals.

Think the classic sound of Winger and Dokken - metal with huge riffs, mindblowing solos, huge choruses and manly vocals! Produced by none other than Kip Winger, this is shaping up to be one of the most incredible releases of the year!

One Track Mind
The Magic
I Will Follow
Guitar Solo
Never Get Enough
Love Will Carry On
Turn To Stone
No Reason Why
Spaghetti Western
I Want To Live Forever.

Reb Beach says "The Mob are going to shake the world with a vengeance, as they hone this new band into the perfect Hard Rock band for the twenty first century..." and you can be sure he's right!
Release in Japan will be handled by King Records with plans for release in the USA to be finalized shortly.

Joseph Williams on Toto's upcoming album!

Learn more about Toto's upcoming album "Falling in between" and Joseph Williams participation reading Steve Lukather's interview on
Thanks Nick :-)

The tracks for Vertigo 2 are finished, Joseph recorded his vocals with Joey in the middle of August. The CD is always planned for the end of the year. Virgil Donati (Soul Sirkus) is playing drums on the album.

Survivor commercial for Starbucks nominated for an emmy!!!

The band Survivor were nominated for Starbucks commercial. Enjoy the funny commercial

Survivor are back with a brand new studio album! Featuring a new lineup with founding member, guitarist Frankie Sullivan along with longtime cohorts Jimi Jamison on vocals and Marc Droubay on drums, Survivor do not lose an ounce of the original taste for great melodies and rock music. Expect the record to be released in early November '05 – it will also include a new recording of Eye of the Tiger with Jimi Jamison on vocals!