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Foreigner "Can't Slow Down... when it's Live!"


A new LIVE cd of Foreigner (featuring Kelly Hansen on lead vocals) is now available.

Tracklist is: Double Vision, Head Games, Cold As Ice, In Pieces, Blue Mornig, Blue Day, Waiting For A Girl Like You, When It Comes To Love, Dirty White Boy, Starrider, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent , Juke Box Hero, Long, Long Way From Home, I Want To Know What Love Is, Hot Blooded, Can't Slow Down.

Delaney Gibson "Hurricanes and Forget Me Nots"


"In 15th century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the Forget-Me-Not would not be forgotten by their lovers. This is a flower connected with romance and tragic fate. It was often worn as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love." Delaney Gibson was dealing with the end of a long term relationship, living on friend’s couches, and working hard to start a new life. Even in such chaos, she was beating the pavement with her debut album, 'The Worst Kind Of Way'. Delaney was determined to make a place in this world for her music.

From great misery though often comes great art, and that’s exactly what happened in Delaney’s case. Her nomination in multiple categories to a local music awards show came to the attention of producers and songwriters, Aaron Goldberg and Chris Jay, who are best known as members of the popular rock band, Army Of Freshmen. Goldberg and Jay, who also live in Gibson’s hometown of Ventura, CA, had never met Gibson before, and without her knowledge, came to see her play in December of 2008 at a local show. Blown away by her natural vocal ability and songwriting strength, immediately after her set, the two introduced themselves, and on the spot offered, to produce Gibson’s next record.

Inspired by the New Year and working relationships, Gibson embarked on a whirl wind period of the most expressive songwriting of her career. Touching on all her recent highs and lows, the result is 'Hurricanes & Forget Me Nots, a powerful 10 song collection of introspective and moving songs that have already caught the attention of music supervisors. Songs from her new album have been featured on MTV’s 'The Real World D.C.' and Oxygen Network’s, 'The Bad Girls Club'.


Thanks to Peter Holmstedt at Hemifran

Rachael Sage "Delancey St."


DELANCEY STREET is the breathtaking new album from Independent Music Award winner Rachael Sage. Produced by Sage - whose songs have been placed in the 2009 film “FAME” and MTV’s “Taking The Stage” - the album features inspired performances by Jack Petruzelli (Rufus Wainwright), Dave Eggar (Coldplay) and Russ Johnson (Elvis Costello). Mixed by Grammy® winner Kevin Killen (Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, Prince, U2), DELANCEY STREET showcases Sage’s innovative, keyboardbased alt-pop at a breakout moment in what Performing Songwriter calls a “sexy, self-possessed and impressive” career.

Rachael Sage: Delancey Street

Thanks to Peter Holmstedt at Hemifran

Groove Eddy "Overload"


Groove Eddy, aka Eddie Cole, is a roots-folk artist from the Dandenong ranges outside of Melbourne, Australia. He’s been a drifter, an odd jobs man and guitar teacher. He is also an accomplished singer, player and songwriter.

 2010 sees him releasing Groove Eddy’s first album: ‘Overload’.

‘Overload’ brings Eddy’s guitar playing and singing to the fore with his band of Nigel Picknell on drums, bassist Joel Hulme, vocalist Amber Rose and on a couple of tracks, violinist/vocalist Judy Hamilton.

This is folk-roots music with echoes from Prince and Pink Floyd, to Ben Harper and James Taylor, which showcases a totally original voice alongside some wonderful guitar playing. Some of his previous recordings have had airplay across Australia on ABC and community radio, but it’s with this record that he’s starting to garner some serious attention.

He’s played and busked around the country over a twenty-year period, honing his skills and sailing the winds of fortune.

Groove Eddy: Overload

Thanks to Peter Holmstedt at Hemifran

Perfect View "Hold Your Dreams"


Since a couple of years Italy has become more and more of a hotbed for upcoming new Melodic Rock, AOR, Classic Rock and Hard Rock bands. Outfits like Edge Of Forever, Shining Line, Wheels Of Fire, Skill in Veins, Planethard, Moonstone Project and Hungryheart have come to the attention of Rock fans around the world.

This fall two more aspiring bands from Northern Italy will present their debut albums, Fabri Kiareli’sF.E.A.S.T. and Perfect ViewPerfect View was founded in 2008 by Massimiliano Ordine, Francesco Cataldo and Luca Ferraresi. Their plan was to write songs combining first class AOR in the vein of Toto, Winger and Journey with some harder moments à la Van Halen and Lynch Mob and to give the whole sound a special touch by adding some slightly progressive elements.

After a few month Cristian Guerzoni and Pier Mazzini entered the picture and completed the line-up of the band. Prior to being a part of Perfect View the guys in the band have shown their musical talent on an impressive number of collaborations in their home country. Massimiliano and Francesco were members of the band Xteria, a predecessor of Perfect View.

The work on the songs for their debut album "Hold Your Dreams" was a collective effort with contributions coming from each musician. The finished recordings were eventually mixed and mastered in the spring of 2010 by Roberto Priori (Wheels Of Fire, Los Angeles, Killing Touch) at his PriStudios in Bologna, Italy. The big sounding songs showcase the musicians high level of instrumental skills andMassimiliano’s powerhouse high pitched vocals that evoke thoughts of Tony Harnell, Tony Mills andRob Moratti.

After just a few bars of the opener "A Better Place" you know that the band was successful with their task to balance great melodies and vocal harmonies with hard rocking guitars while giving the keyboards lots of space to shine in many different colours. To get hooked to the sound of Perfect View just listen to the radio-ready midtempo track "Closer", the Toto-like AOR of "Believe" or the power ballads "A Reason To Fight" and "Where’s The Love" with their symphonic arrangements. To keep up the interest of the listener there is always a certain complexity added to songs like the title track, "I Need Your Love", "Speed Demon" and "Showtime", similar to what Extreme did on their "Three Sides To Every Story" album and what Saga managed to achieve on most albums during their long career. Gregor Klee

I'm in an 80's Movie

Warner France releases a new compilation box set (8 cds) titled "I'm in an 80's movie" revisiting the music of 80's including TV serials soundtracks as Magnum, Love Boat, Miami Vice... and many hit songs by artists such as Tommy Shaw, Christopher Cross, Chaka Khan, Winger, Allanah Myles, Stephen Bishop, Peter Cetera, and so many others.

A good way to dive again in the 80's for all these old good memories.

Thanks to David Dutreuil