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"Last of Seven" by Train singer, Pat Monahan


Frontman of the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum group Train, Pat Monahan, is back with a solo album, Last of Seven. Last Of Seven is a soulful rock and pop album that represents a new and electrifying level of Pat Monahan. As the last of seven kids, "Last of Seven" is a way for Pat Monahan to express himself in a more personal way than listeners have ever heard. The album, featuring songs written or co-written by Pat Monahan, is a mix of up-tempo rock, ballads, and soulful grooves. His new album features the hit single "Her Eyes" and features production by Patrick Leonard (Madonna, Elton John, Roger Waters) as well as guest appearances from Brandi Carlile on "Pirate On The Run," Graham Nash on "Cowboys and Indians" and Richie Sambora on "Someday".

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Film "Runnin' Down A Dream" and DVD and CD released!


Let's imagine a documentary about Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers... That's now a reality with "Runnin' Down A Dream", a film by Peter Bogdanovich.

On April Fool's Day 1974, Tom Petty hopped into a van with his bandmates, including future Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, to pursue dreams of rock and roll stardom. Ten Miles outside of town the van broke down. And the world paid no mind. But the cameras were already running. That moment in Heartbreaker history and many others were caught on film well before Tom Petty was a household name. Still an unknown outside of his home region, Petty was fronting the band Mudcrutch, which would only gradually evolve into the Heartbreakers. The music itself was the only sure sign of what was to come. These remarkable early years, and all that would follow, are at the center of a new documentary by legendary director Peter Bogdanovich ("The Last Picture Show").

"Runnin' Down A Dream" includes performances from the 30th anniversary concert at the O'Connell Center on September 22nd, 2006, rare television footage, never before seen interviews from the archive, clips from Bogdanovich's discussions with such Heartbreaker friends and family including Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks, Rick Rubin, Jeff Lynne, and many more musicians, friends and collaborators who came into the band's orbit over the years.

"Runnin' Down A Dream" focuses not only on the Heartbreakers' inspiring ride to the top but the story of what they did when they got there, as artists, as a band and as people. Bogdanovich's film explores many of the underlying reasons for the band's unmatched capacity not only to endure but to thrive. Gritty, exuberant, infectious: "Runnin' Down A Dream" tells the Heartbreakers' story as never before, revealing the combination of unwavering talent, artistic vision, and sheer persistence that has made their thirty-plus-year run possible.

In addition to tracking the Heartbreakers over their decades together, "Runnin' Down A Dream" also follows Tom Petty's solo adventures and his time as a Traveling Wilbury alongside George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison. A celebration of what can happen when artists are given the chance to explore the depths of their own talent, "Runnin' Down A Dream" is the story of an artistic victory unlike any other.

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers released their debut album in 1976. Since that time they have sold more than 50 million records and remain one of the biggest touring acts in the business. Despite the scale of their success and the creative range of their work, the Heartbreakers maintain a reputation as a rock-and-roll band, always true to the music's original inspiration. Between the Heartbreakers' recordings and his solo work, Tom Petty has received 18 Grammy nominations. Honored with lifetime achievement awards including Billboard's Century Award, MTV's Video Vanguard Award, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Tom Petty, with the Heartbreakers at his side, has achieved the status of legend among his fellow musicians and listeners worldwide.

Peter Bogdanovich has earned a reputation as one of American cinema's great filmmakers. In addition to his work as a director, Bogdanovich has received acclaim as an author, a critic, a screenwriter, a documentarian, an actor, and a historian. His films, including "The Last Picture Show," "Paper Moon," and "Mask," have been Oscar-winning landmarks. "The Last Picture Show" is a National Treasure as declared by the Library of Congress. Viewers know him for his recurring role and directing work on "The Sopranos." Film historians and movie buffs alike know him for his monographs on Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, and John Ford. On the heels of "Runnin' Down A Dream," Bogdanovich will return to feature film directing with a new film entitled "Star-Crossed," based on a true Hollywood love story. He's also planning a return to the theater to do a Broadway production of Tennessee Williams's last play, "In Masks Outrageous and Austere," which is being co-presented by Gore Vidal.

On October 16, a special 4-disc box set of the film will be released for sale only at Best Buy. At the heart of the package is the 2-DVD, 4 hour Bogdanovich film. As a bonus the package also includes a DVD of the celebrated 2006 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 30th Anniversary Concert in Heartbreaker hometown, Gainesville, FL. The package also includes a soundtrack CD of rarities and previously unreleased tracks from the film.

This movie (on the DVD) contains hours of never before seen footage and interviews with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers plus music from the storied rock band's entire career. The movie features interviews with George Harrison, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks, Dave Grohl, Jeff Lynne, Rick Rubin, Johnny Depp, Jackson Browne and more. Also 1 DVD of the celebrated 30th Anniversary Concert in Heartbreaker hometown, Gainesville Florida.

Nukefree, a new "No Nukes" movement on the way? Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and Graham Nash team up again


Will there be new "No Nukes" concerts in the next following months in The States? Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Graham Nash, Bruce Hornsby, Shawn Colvin, Danny O'Keefe, David Crosby, Michael McDonald, Don Henley, Melissa Etheridge, Brett Dennen, David Lindley, Maroon 5, Nanci Griffith, Patti Smith, Michelle Branch and many other music artists are doing something...

Musicians Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt as well as a growing list of concerned citizens (more than 120 000 persons) in signing a petition to Congress that will stop a pending bailout of the nuclear power industry : "Tell Congress that nuclear power is not a “clean alternative” and has no place in an Energy Bill that seeks to expand the role of truly safe and reliable renewable energy from wind, solar, bio-fuels, geothermal and other green technologies" they say... They also say nuclear power is not the answer.

For this, they have created a website: NukeFree and also a blog and have recorded a music video.

Like in 1979, would John Hall (now a Congressman) and Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Graham Nash organize five nights of concerts at Madison Square Garden, an anti-nuke rally with 200,000 people ?

Toto Falling In Between Live


The band Toto has released today in France and in a few European countries (Holland, Belgium...) their new double live album entitled "Falling In Between Live" (Eagle Records). The show was recorded during their last European tour, exactly at The Zenith, Paris on March 26, 2007. The double CD is quite excellent with 23 tunes includes the hits Africa, Hold The Line, Rosanna, I Will Remember...

The band is Steve Lukather (guitars, vocals), Simon Phillips (drums), Bobby Kimball (vocals), Greg Phillinganes (keys, vocals), Leland Sklar (bass guitar) and Tony Spinner (guitars, vocals).

You can listen sound clips title by title from "Falling In Between Live" at Toto 99 official website.

The DVD "Falling In Between Live" will be released worldwide in early 2008. To be followed...

Tracklist Toto ""Falling In Between Live":

CD One:
1. FALLING IN BETWEEN (Lead Vocals: Bobby Kimball and Greg Phillinganes)
2. KING OF THE WORLD (Lead Vocals: Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, and Greg Phillinganes)
3. PAMELA (Lead Vocals: Bobby Kimball)
4. BOTTOM OF YOUR SOUL (Lead Vocals: Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball, and Tony Spinner)
5. CAUGHT IN THE BALANCE (Lead Vocals: Bobby Kimball)
6. DON'T CHAIN MY HEART (Lead Vocals: Steve Lukather)
7. HOLD THE LINE (Lead Vocals: Bobby Kimball)
8. STOP LOVING YOU (Lead Vocals: Tony Spinner)
9. I'LL BE OVER YOU Click to Listen (Lead Vocals: Steve Lukather)
10. CRUEL (Lead Vocals: Bobby Kimball)
11. GREG SOLO Click to Listen

CD Two:
1. ROSANNA (Lead Vocals: Bobby Kimball and Steve Lukather)
2. I'LL SUPPLY THE LOVE (Lead Vocals: Bobby Kimball)
3. ISOLATION (Lead Vocals: Bobby Kimball)
4. GIFT OF FAITH (Lead Vocals: Steve Lukather)
5. KINGDOM OF DESIRE (Lead Vocals: Steve Lukather)
9. TAINT YOUR WORLD (Lead Vocals: Bobby Kimball)
10. GYPSY TRAIN (Lead Vocals: Steve Lukather)
11. AFRICA (Lead Vocals: Greg Phillinganes)
12. DRAG HIM TO THE ROOF (Lead Vocals: Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, Greg Phillinganes, and Tony Spinner)

"Dance or cry" Mark Lennon new release!


Mark Lennon has been singing professionally since the age of 14. One of the lead singers in the band "Venice" (with his cousins and brother), he has been recording albums since 1990, both with "Venice", and as a solo artist.

Mark is third generation Venice California . His music and voice quality both exude that California beach sound, similar to that of the Beach Boys, Eagles and Crosby Stills & Nash. Celebrities such as Stevie Nicks, Jackson Browne, David Crosby and Graham Nash have come to see Mark's performances as well as sit in on them. Mark also sang backgrounds for Cher for two years and toured with Phil Collins. Mark has done session work for Don Henley, Billy Bob Thornton and hundreds of others.

Listen to Mark latest album "Dance or cry" and order it here!

Greg Guidry MySpace tribute page by his son Theogene Guidry


There was a time when i discovered again where Greg Guidry was. This was in 1993 if I well remember. One day, Pierre Hourcade, a french lawyer told me he was in touch with Greg Guidry. I got in touch with Greg via fax messages at this time and like Pierre, I told Greg there was an audience for him in France and in Europe.

Thanks to his longtime friend Rich Lang and to the staff of Disney Village, I have been very proud being a part of an opportunity for him: what was a dream for Greg: Playing in France, doing a concert with his own band to what he told me for his first time ever. This was in October 1996.

I still remember that I saw an incredible hope in his new career, in meeting real european fans for the first time ever and being there with his two great sisters. I remember that I cried in seeing Greg rehearsals at Disneyland the day before the concert in a small club with his ownd band. I remember how Cathy and Sandy were moved. I also remember how Greg was happy to be there at The Westcoast Music Festival. I remember that Greg invited Robbie Dupree on stage to sing with him. Greg was more than a very talented artist, he was a great human being and a deeply emotional person.

I remember all these email messages I have exchanged with Greg Guidry after the mid-nineties. I remember how he was proud to work on "Soul'd Out" his last album. Greg was a genius. I did all of this for Greg simply because I love his music, songs, voices as a volunteer.

In August 2003, my buddy friend Robbie Dupree learnt me the piece of news via an email message. Greg died July 28th, 2003. I was deeply sad and I am still sad. I will never forget you Greg.

Greg, you know what I was more than your manager in Europe. Greg, wherever you are, you know I have told you times and times : "You have the voice an angel" (and you are a magical piano player) and i was so proud you were on the line-up of the Westcoast Music Festival at Disneyland Paris during the 90s'. I know it was one of your dearest dreams to reach live your fan audience in our continent. Thank you a million times for all the joy and love your have brought to this world and to your fans.

Theo (and Candice), you can be proud of your father. Thanks for your GREAT initiative of your MySpace page in the memory of your father Greg Guidry. Theo, if you read this article, please join me at [email protected] , i have memories of your father I wanna share with you and your family (Candice, Cindy, Cathy and Sandy...).

(Picture: Greg Guidry at The Westcoast Music Festival in October 1996 - Disneyland Paris - Copyright Disneyland Paris - All Rights Reserved).

"The long way round" by Remmelt, Muus & Femke


Hugo Remmelt, Thijs Muus & Femke Japing are singer/songwriters from The Hague, Holland. Due to their powerful vocal harmonies, their music is often compared with the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

In September 1995 (Hugo) Remmelt and (Thijs) Muus combined forces. After doing more than 500 gigs as a duo in pubs, youth centers, regional radio stations, on festivals and the bigger Dutch pop stages, the young lady singer Femke joined them in 2000.

Their debut CD, Hugo Remmelt & Thijs Muus (1999), has been awarded as best pop CD from The Hague. The following album, Bridging The Gap(2001) appeared in the Dutch charts and got very good reviews. One of the results of this success was a live performance on national television, where the group played their hit-single If We Should Fall. CD nr 3, The Long Way Round, broke all the records.

Singles Move On and Here Comes The Sun got a lot of airplay on many Dutch radio stations and very positive reviews in national but also international pop magazines and on music websites.

Remmelt, Muus & Femke often perform in small theaters, but also appeared on the Neil Young Fan Club Day in Holland and in Germany. On bigger stages, they played as support for bands/artists like Poco and Chris Isaak.

Neil Young presents "Chrome Dreams II"


What we have here is easily Mr. Young's finest work in years, one that erases the memory of his well-intentioned but anemic 2006 protest album, Living with War. Recorded using analog gear, with Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina, pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith, and Rick Rosas on bass, CD2 manages to sound both home-grown and experimental. It's the work of an artist still not afraid to take chances, who also knows what his strengths are and doesn't stray too far from them. Trainspotters will note that three of the ten songs were written but never released before, while we all might puzzle over the title. Chrome Dreams is the name of an unreleased album from 1977. So, why is this Chrome Dreams II? Is it a similar case to 1992's Harvest Moon, when Young went back to the virtual land of his 1972 hit Harvest to write more material in that vein? As the original was reportedly lost in a fire, we may never know. Chrome Dreams II offers up gorgeous, plaintive laments and country-tinged numbers sung in that achy breaky, heart-on-sleeve voice of Young's, as well as ragged barn-storming rockers delivered with a growl. There's even an 18-minute dirge that excitedly mixes R&B back-up horns with searing electric guitar leads! Wow.
Amazon review by Mike McGonigal

Craig Fuller Not Made in China album in progress


Craig Fuller is one of the great American country-rock singer/songwriter/guitarist. Ex-member of bands American Flyer and Little Feat, we also love his classic album "Craig Fuller and Eric Kaz" as a duet Fuller and Kaz (1978).

Currently a member of Pure Prairie League (he was co-founder of the combo in the early Seventies), Craig Fuller now works on his new solo album which will be entitled "Not Made In China". Please note that this summer at the Poco/Pure Prairie League concerts, they were selling T-shirts which read " Coming in 2007- Craig Fuller's " Not made in China" CD. There's still nothing firm yet, other than Craig Fuller 's still working on it. As he said " There's still a few months left in 2007." No further details are available at this time.

"HEMIFRAN" Gut Music for all people!

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Here is to follow, 4 artists discovered on Hemifran's site, who offer amazing albums: Mark Lennon, lead singer of band Venice, John Batdorf, Brad Colerick and a band I fell in love with, Remmelt, Muss & Femke!