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Steve Lukather "All's Well That Ends Well"


Guitarist, vocalist, composer, producer and arranger, Steve Lukather is set to release his new solo album All’s Well That Ends Well on Monday 11th October 2010. The founding member of Toto, Lukather will showcase his innate feel for rock and guitar music, along with his song writing talents. 

The new album is laden with extraordinary guitar playing performed across some of the best and most emotional songs of Steve’s career. Fee Waybill of the Tubes is featured on backing vocals and contributes to some of the co-song writing with CJ Vanston and Lukather

Track Listing: 1. Darkness In My World 2. On My Way Home 3. Can't Look Back 4. Don't Say It's Over 5. Flash In The Pan 6. Watching The World 7. You'll Remember 8. Brodie's 9. Tumescent

“I’m very excited because I have some great new music,” says Lukather. “I am trying for a personal best and working very hard on all aspects of music. It’s a journey that’s for sure.” For over 30 years Lukather has been known as one of the founding members of the multi million selling band Toto. He has played on hundreds of albums with the biggest stars and music legends including Van Halen, Whitney Houston, Alice Cooper, George Benson, Cher, Rod Stewart and even played guitar on Michael Jackson’s multi-million selling milestone album ‘Thriller’. 

Along with several Grammy Awards over the years, in April 2010 he received the international Eddy Christiani Award for 33 years of guitar mastership. To coincide with the release of the album, Steve will embark on a European tour in November that will take in concerts in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland and England.

Some cool reissues from CDjapan...


Free For The Evening [Cardboard Sleeve (mini LP)] [SHM-CD] [Limited Release] / Rick Bowles 


Airplay [Cardboard Sleeve (mini LP)] [Blu-spec CD] [Limited Release] / Airplay 

Bi-Coastal / Peter Allen 

Walk A Fine Line [Cardboard Sleeve (mini LP)] [Limited Release] / Paul Anka 

Blame It On The Night +2 [Cardboard Sleeve (mini LP)] [SHM-CD] [Limited Release] / Robert Byrne

Single (Cardboard Sleeve) [Limited Release] / Bill Champlin 

Joseph Williams / Joseph Williams

Without Warning [Cardboard Sleeve] [Limited Release] / Marilyn Scott

needless freaking / Dwayne Ford


Peter Mayer and Jim Mayer (PM), Mac McAnally and Scott Kirby in concert in Paris, France - September 23, 2010

Petermayer Macmcanally

Please don't miss this great event: Peter Mayer et Jim Mayer (from the band P.M.), Mac McAnally and Scott Kirby (Carole King, Livingston Taylor...) will be in concert in Paris: September 23, 2010 (concert hall to be announced very soon).

On September 24th, the band will be the backing band of Jimmy Buffett (concert at The Olympia Hall, Paris).

Peter Mayer and Jim Mayer concerts are always great... And who can forget Mac McAnally magic Westcoast Music - AOR albums from the early 80s : "Cuttin' Corners", "Nothin' But The Truth" as well as his great career ...

The Concert Event in Paris not to miss in September!

More information soon here on the blog as well as on our Facebook Westcoast Rendez-Vous page.

Egil Eldøen "The Best of me"

Finally Egil Eldøen the lead singer in Lava is on the market with a brand new compilation; "The Best of me". He has been the lead singer in Norwegiand band ; Lava, who has a lot of fans all over the world. Lava in style like Toto, westcoast sound with great sound.

Egil Eldøen has done several duets with American soul singer Randy Crawford and on this compilation we find; The best of me, great ballad by David Foster. The rest of this compilation is collected from his 3 solo albums; "Welcome into my heart", "Here we go again" and "Egil Eldøen" 

We find also 2 brand new songs; Loutro Bay and The Cinnamon Peeler which is to be included on a brand new album to be released winter 2011.


Heart "Red Velvet Car"

Ann Wilson and her sister Nancy first showed the world that women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the 70s with songs like Crazy On You, Magic Man, and Barracuda, and many more. They continued topping the charts through the 80s and into the 90s with huge hits like These Dreams, Alone, What About Love, If Looks Could Kill, Never, and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters enormous talents. Along the way, Heart sold more than 30 million records, had 21 Top 40 hits, sold out arenas worldwide, and had a profound influence on rock music.

"Red Velvet Car" the most personal and powerful work yet from Ann and Nancy Wilson, and their first album in 6 years, takes generations of Heart fans on what truly feels like the musical ride of a lifetime. Powerfully produced by Ben Mink, "Red Velvet Car" is a thoroughly electrifying song cycle of largely acoustic-based sound and a stunning album with a true and renewed sense of purpose. Ann and Nancy committed themselves to writing and recording an album that was as authentic as possible, culling from their own personal experiences and some universal themes. The result on "Red Velvet Car" is an album of breathtaking intimacy and honesty.

The Doobie Brothers "World Gone Crazy"


There's no separating the unparalleled legacy of The Doobie Brothers from their upcoming release "World Gone Crazy." The Doobie Brothers have honored the broader, 40-year band's legacy with a new studio album that grows in unexpected directions. Founding members Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons are joined by longtime members John McFee and Mike Hosack. Ted Templeman, the producer behind the band biggest hits and other classics (Van Halen, Eric Clapton, Carly Simon, etc) returns to reignite the special chemistry that audiences have embraced for the past four decades. 

The Deluxe edition of "World Gone Crazy" includes a dvd featuring 40 year retrospective of the history of The Doobie Brothers. Includes rare photos and never seen footage, plus behind the scenes making of the album and video for "Nobody".

Ry Cuming, a new artist to discover...

Born on Woodford Island in the Far-North Coast of Australia and growing up in the coastal town of Angourie, Ry Cuming was a bleached blonde kid who spent his days on the beach and in the water. From the first time he stood on a surfboard at age 3 and held his first guitar at 5, it was easy to see the natural path ahead of him. 

One day after surfing in the World Longboard Championships, Ry was playing in the hallway of a hotel when one of the surfers watching called her boyfriend, an L.A. film producer, to come check him out. The next day he came up to me at the beach and said, What are you doing with your music? I just said, Playing it. Shortly after that honest and simple exchange, the film producer flew to LA and his immersion into the SOCAL music scene began. 

His undeniable talent, good looks, and infectious, laid-back demeanor immediately ingratiated him with the best LA had to offer. He recorded demos and started working with then-fledgling L.A. bands Phantom Planet, Rooney, and Maroon 5 (Cuming's Australia tour mates in 2009). 

Before a trip back to Australia, Ry took what he thought would be a casual meeting with Jive Records/Bellasonic. He quickly found himself signed to the powerhouse label. He has since hooked up with mega-successful producer John Alagia (John Mayer, Jason Mraz) to produce his debut album, the eponymously titled Cuming. The 11 songs move from gorgeous and hushed (Home) to grimy and rocking (Chemistry), featuring shout-it-from-the-rooftops choruses (Meaning of It All), vulnerable breakdowns (Heartbreak), and angelic, tumbling falsetto melodies (Is This Love). 

Each hook-filled song burrows its way into your consciousness. Always Remember Me featuring Sara Bareilles was plucked off his debut EP by several radio stations (Austin, Portland, Charlottseville, to name a few) ahead of the official first single, Some Kind of Love , to be serviced prior to album release. Ry will be on the road in support of his debut album, and that is where Cuming really shines...doing what he loves best.

Return of Bachman & Turner

Bachman & Turner You Ain t Seen Nothing Yet again! The men who recorded the song that was #1 in both Billboard and album charts are releasing their first album together in 20 years! Bachman & Turner have written and recorded many classic number one songs, and have had at least 6 or more in the top 50. They have sold in excess of 25 million albums worldwide, with 4 platinum albums and 6 gold albums to date. Takin Care Of Business is #10 in the top 100 most covered songs in the U.S. as reported by Guitar Magazine.

Randy Bachman has reunited with Fred Turner to record a new album that is a hair raising, fist pumping road trip across a landscape of mountain sized guitars, thunder laden drums and full throttle vocals. Takin Care of Business , You Ain t Seen Nothin Yet , Let It Ride , Sledgehammer , Hey You , Blue Collar , Not Fragile , Four Wheel Drive , Looking Out For #1 and My Wheels Won t Turn are just a few of the classic rock anthems written and recorded by Bachman & Turner.

Grammy-Winners Huey Lewis & The News pay Tribute to Memphis Soul on First Album in Nine Years!

  17 August 2010: Grammy-winners Huey Lewis and The News have confirmed the November 2 release of 'Soulsville,' their first album in nine years, to be released on W.O.W. Records

Recorded at historic Ardent Studios in Memphis, the album features 14 classic songs from the vault of Stax Records, including “Respect Yourself” and “Got To Get You Off My Mind”. Considered to be the preeminent soul music label in America, Stax was home to artists like Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T & The MG’s, and Isaac Hayes, and produced an astounding number of hit records throughout the 1960’s & 70’s. 

Ably paying tribute to the rich Stax legacy, Huey Lewis and The News, joined by their long time horn section, capture the energy and excitement of this important era. 'Soulsville' re-unites Huey Lewis and the News with co-producer Jim Gaines ('Sports,' 'Fore!') who worked at the Stax studios as a young man and was involved in many of the label's original recordings. 

“We’re especially proud of the collection.” says Lewis, who has been previewing material from the album while on a critically acclaimed summer tour. “There should be a number of surprises for everyone.” 

Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, Huey Lewis and The News play a brand of straight-ahead rock and roll that has outlasted countless trends, selling over 20 million albums and earning Grammy Awards along the way. The group still performs around 100 shows a year. Lewis has enjoyed recent success on screen and stage as well, acting on the hit television show “Hot in Cleveland”, and performing in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Chicago”. 

Soulsville'Tracklisting:  Don’t Fight It 
Got To Get You Off My Mind, 
Respect Yourself, 
Cry To Me, 
Just One More Day, 
Never Found a Girl, 
Little Sally Walker, 
I Want To (Do Everything For You), 
Just The One (I’ve Been Looking For), 
Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You, 
Never Like This Before, 
Grab This Thing.