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Live at duo Music Exchange: A great series of concerts for wealthy fans!


Duo Music Exchange, the live house in Tokyo released a series of live DVDs and live CDs filmed & recorded live at the live house as "World Premium Artist Series 100's". The first artist of this series was Robbie Dupree. Recorded on Saturday March 13, 2004. Other live performances were released in 2005 and features artists such as Shakatak, Stephen Bishop, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Douberry Jam, Rockapella, Suzanne Vega and Caron Weeler.

You can purchase those products on the web for a very expensive price. Too bad for fans, for the sales... and for the artists!! In France, you'll have to pay 70 euros for a dvd and 30 euros for a cd (with a simple cd jacket without any informations about songwriters, musicians playing on it). Who can buy a dvd at that price? Where goes the money?? Hope the big part goes to the artists whom make us spend good time with their creations...

Survivor's new album preview at


Regarding, Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the European release of Survivor's highly anticipated come back studio album Reach on April 21!
The new record features all the signature trademarks of the Survivor sound and immaculate songwriting and style which clearly resembles the best elements that created legendary hits such as Eye of the Tiger, Burning Heart and High On You.
The album artwork was designed by world-renowned artist Ioannis (B.O.C, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep etc.)
The tracklisting will include the following tracks: Reach; Fire Makes Steel; Nevertheless; Seconds Away; One More Chance; Gimmie The Word; The Rhythm Of Your Heart; I Don't; Half Of My Heart; Talkin' Bout Love; Don't Give Up; Home.

The band will also embark on a full European tour later in the spring, all details will be announced at a later stage. Release in Japan is scheduled on King Records.

Shooting Star in studio working on a new record!

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of SHOOTING STAR to the label for the release of their brand new – yet untitled – studio album.

SHOOTING STAR was formed in Kansas City with vocalist/guitarist Van McLain, guitarist Gary West, violin player Charles Waltz, bassist Ron Verlin and drummer Steve Thomas. The group signed to Virgin and delivered their self-titled debut album in 1979. After the release of their fifth studio album “Silent Scream”, the group disbanded.

The band rejoined in 1991 with a brand new album, “It's Not Over” with a new line-up. Gary West left the group and was replaced by Keith Mitchell. Dennis Laffon also joined the group on keyboards as did drummer Rod Lincoln and a live album followed in 1992.

Their latest studio effort entitled “Leap of Faith” was released in 2002. In august 2005 singer Keith Mitchell left the band replaced by none other than the legendary Kevin Chalfant (TWO FIRES, THE STORM).

According to guitarist Van McLain: "Kevin sounds amazing! He sounds like a cross between Gary West and Keith Mitchell but with his own great style. I think you all will be very pleased! I am in the studio working with Kevin Elson (JOURNEY, EUROPE) today. We mixed a song Gary and I wrote called Without Love yesterday. It sounds sooooooo good!"

The album is currently in the final recording and mixing stages and Frontiers Records looks forward to releasing in the summer 06.

Jonatha Brooke at the Charlie Birdy, Paris on February 22nd and 23rd!


Jonatha Brooke will performe as a solo artist at the Charlie Birdy (124 Rue de la Boetie 75008) tonight and tomorow night (Free Entrance, 11 p.m.). Don't miss that event to see or discover that very talented artist!

Jonatha Brooke is an American folk-rock singer-songwriter. Her music is marked by complex harmonies and poignant lyrics.
Brooke's career began while she was a student at Amherst College in the early 1980s when she and fellow student Jennifer Kimball formed The Story. The Story released two albums, Grace in Gravity (1991) and The Angel in the House (1993). Both albums featured dissonance|dissonant vocal harmonies to an extent not found in most albums in the genre.

After The Story broke up in 1994, Brooke released her first solo album, Plumb (1995). This was followed by 10 Cent Wings (1997) and a harder-rocking album, Steady Pull, in 2001. Her most recent work is Back in the Circus, released in February of 2004.

Jonatha Brooke has contributed vocals to animated film soundtracks and has her own record label which is called 'Bad Dog'.

Free RPM concert at Weston Regional Park (Florida) on March 18th

On Saturday, March 18th, The Rotary Club of Weston, The City of Weston, and title sponsor Cleveland Clinic Weston will be hosting the second annual free concert featuring rock legends RPM - Rock & Pop Masters at The Weston Regional Park Event Stage beginning at 7:00 PM.

The RPM show features a group of original lead singers of some of the biggest, best music hits in rock history! It's the Classic Rock Dance Party you have always dreamed about! RPM includes famous rock legends:

- Edgar Winter - "Free Ride," "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo," and "Frankenstein"
- Larry Hoppen - Orleans
- Lane Hoppen - Orleans on keyboards
- Joe Lynn Turner - formerly of Deep Purple and Rainbow
- Charlie Morganjohn caferty
- former drummer for Elton John's band
- Grammy nominated Robbie Dupree - "Steal Away"
- Jimi Jamison - Survivor
- John Cafferty - original singer for all "Eddie & The Cruisers" songs, as well as the lead singer for The Beaver Brown Band
- Michael "Tunes" Antunes - actual sax player filmed in "Eddie & The Cruisers" footage and played sax on all the songs in the movie as well.

Rock & Pop Masters brings first-rate hit music from the 70s and 80's SUNG BY ORIGINAL LEAD SINGERS. The result is a show consisting of nothing but huge hit songs performed by the people whose voices you recognize and love. The singers are all backed by one terrific band and by the end of the night, all the singers and players are onstage adding to their friends' sounds in a 'jam extravaganza'. For more information on RPM, please visit their website at

I Remember When I Was Young - Songs From The Great Australian Songbook by John Farnham


The one and only John Farnham (LRB) is back with 'I Remember When I Was Young, Songs From The Great Australian Songbook'. The album is a collection of Australian classics that John has recorded to form an 'Australian songbook' - interpretations of songs that were written and performed by Australian artists over the last 40 years.

Produced by John and his long-time producer, Ross Fraser, 'I Remember When I Was Young: Songs From The Great Australian Songbook' features 13 timeless Australian titles including 'Come Back Again' (Ross Wilson), 'I Remember When I was Young' (Matt Taylor), 'Reckless' (James Reyne), 'Even When I'm Sleeping' (Leonardo's Bride), 'Girls On the Avenue' (Richard Clapton) and 'No Aphrodisiac' (The Whitlams).

"There was only one rule when choosing songs for this project...they had to be written and performed by Australian artists," says John. "I know there are many songs people are going to ask about and why they were not included on this album, I guess that rule answers the question to a certain extent."

John listened to over 150 Australian songs so choosing just 13 tracks for the album was not an easy task! Some of the songs he knew well and loved and some he discovered properly for the first time.

John adds, "All I can say is that the choice of material here was hard to settle on and I would have loved to have recorded 40 or 50 songs, which wouldn?t even make a real dent in the available material. So, one day I'll get to a few more Australian classics."

John has created a truly unforgettable album, so we can only hope that this if the first of many more Great Australian Songbooks to come!

Chicago XXX! The dream comes true!


Chicago, the legendary rock ’n’ roll band with horns and one of the best-selling and longest-running American bands, begins a new chapter in their history with the release of their 30th album, CHICAGO XXX. The first single, “Feel,” will be released on February 14. The album will be released March 21 at all retail and digital outlets and at

Chicago XXX was recorded by Lee Loughnane (trumpet, flugelhorn), James Pankow (trombone), Walt Parazaider (woodwinds), Robert Lamm (keyboards, vocals), Bill Champlin (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Jason Scheff (bass, vocals), Tris Imboden (drums) and Keith Howland (guitar, vocals).

The album was produced by Jay DeMarcus of the famed country trio Rascal Flatts. DeMarcus performed on several tracks and also assembled Rascal Flatts bandmates Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney to perform on the album.

A perennial force on the road, Chicago will be touring this summer with the legendary Huey Lewis the News.

Since forming in 1967, Chicago has become one of the best-loved and most successful rock groups ever, thanks to their incredible sense of pop-savvy and innovative use of horns in a rock context. The band’s worldwide sales exceed 100 million records and include five consecutive #1 albums and 21 Top 10 and 35 Top 40 singles. Chicago is the only American rock band to chart in the Top 40 in five consecutive decades.

1/ Feel
2/ Love Will Come Back
3/ Why Can't We
4/ Caroline
5/ King That Might Have Been
6/ Where Were You
7/ Long Lost Friend
8/ 90 Degrees and Freezing
9/ Already Gone
10/ Come to Me, Do
11/ Love in Chains
10/ Better

Franck Lascombes "La dimension super"


Franck Lascombes is from the new generation of talented french musicians and songwriter. Inspired by artists such as Alian Chamfort, Laurent Voulzy or Prefab Sprout, he released his first album in 2001 called "Longues distances" and sang in duet with Princess Erika on "Encore amoureux". After 2 years working in studio, Franck returns with "La dimension super", 15 new songs, 15 short stories about simple life that reveals his personality and "cool" state of mind.

Franck will present the "California spirit" party at l'Alcazar, on february 8th, 2006.