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Journey "Eclipse"

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JOURNEY, one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, with worldwide sales in excess of 100,000,000 records is gearing up to unleash their latest album of brand new material, “Eclipse”. 

To follow the release of “Eclipse”, Journey will launch the “Eclipse Tour” which will kick off with a 7 dates arena tour in the UK/Eire, together with Styx and Foreigner and will then hit Germany, Switzerland, Benelux, Scandinavia, France and – for the first time ever – Italy.

Fans can expect to hear new songs from “Eclipse” as well as classics such as Don’t Stop Believin’, Any Way You Want It, Faithfully, Lights, Separate Ways, Wheel In The Sky, and many more.

“I’m in love with this record, which I haven’t said about one of our albums for a long time,” says founding member and lead guitarist, Neal Schon. “It’s a rock record and it sounds amazing.”

Commenting on the upcoming tour, Schon continued, “We’ve got a lot of hits to play and there’s plenty of time to do some new stuff too, so we’re gonna mix it up. We haven’t toured with Foreigner for over 10 years, so we’re really looking forward to this run.”

In an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, keyboardist Jonathan Cain recently described Eclipse as "a concept record with some spiritual themes to it…pretty tough, hard-hitting stuff.” Jonathan continued, "We just felt like it was time to send a message to the world about how we feel about life in general.” The new album release will be preceded by the digital release of the single “City of Hope” on april 4th.

Journey toured the world for two years in support of their 2008 release, Revelation. More than a million fans attended the shows, and welcomed new lead singer Arnel Pineda. Completing the Journey lineup is Schon (guitars, backing vocals), Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Ross Valory (bass, backing vocals) and Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion, backing vocals). Revelation marked the band’s biggest first week's sales in more than a decade, debuting at #5 on the Billboard 200 in June 2008 and taking the top spot on the Independent Albums chart. Revelation earned the band their 11th Platinum album certification to date, leading The NewYork Times to declare that "the band…feels alive.

Since its formation in 1973, Journey has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold and platinum albums. The band’s Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album holders. The group also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.


Geyster "Radio Geyster 1977"

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Geyster is the Parisian Gaël Benyamin (singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer) and Pernilla Grönlund (singer). They met in 1999 in Los Angeles. After a first album I LOVE 1984 released in 2004 featuring the hit single BYE BYE SUPERMAN, and 2 other albums EVERYTIME I SEE YOUR FACE (2007) and NO KIDDIN' (2009) released with Gaël Benyamin's own label SOMEKIND RECORDS, Geyster is back with a fourth studio album entitled RADIO GEYSTER 1977.

An album conceived just like a radio show recorded in Los Angeles in 1977, with a DJ (DOCTOR JAM) and featuring jingles, a news report, and of course a collection of songs deeply influenced by the 1970's sound. Just like the album FULL MOON by NIGHTSHIFT (also produced by Gaël Benyamin), RADIO GEYSTER 1977 is a tribute to WESTCOAST music from the 70's. A mixture of pop-rock, jazz, funk & soul music genres combined with strong melodies, rich vocal harmonies, dominated by the Fender Rhodes electric piano, and wrapped up in an ultra-clean top-notch production signed by Gaël Benyamin.

Well, 'nuff saif, tune to RADIO GEYSTER 103.9FM THE WESTCOAST RADIO and meet you under the hot Californian sun...

Geyster "Radio Geyster 1977" (Somekind Records) will be released on May 17th 2011 (CD & Download). The CD will be available for purchase on somekindrecords, www.amazon.fr & on cdbaby.com


Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman & Gary Burr are The Blue Sky Riders!

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Kenny Loggins has joined with two prominent Nashville songwriters to form a country/pop trio called Blue Sky Riders. The trio will debut April 2 in Music City as part of a prestigious songwriters' festival called Tin Pan South.

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“The best part,” says Kenny Loggins of that meeting with Gary Burr as he wrote for “How About Now,” his well-received 2008 release, “was that when we sang together, we sounded like brothers. The last time I experienced that kind of blend was with Jimmy Messina in 1971.”

Loggins, one of the premiere voices in modern popular music, called Burr, one of Nashville’s most accomplished writers, afterward and asked if he’d like to form a band. Then he suggested they look for a third, female voice. “I’ve got the perfect person,” said Burr. Georgia Middleman. She’s the best I’ve ever worked with.” Loggins flew to Nashville and the three sat down to write.

“What a meeting!” says Loggins. “We wrote our first song and were singing with a three-part blend that comes once in a lifetime.” With that, Blue Sky Riders was a reality. Middleman, a renowned singer/songwriter, says the experience has reminded her of the Joseph Campbell line, “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”

Gary Burr: Marianne
Georgia Middleman: Things I Didn

"Country Strong" The Movie.

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Soon after a rising young singer-songwriter (Hedlund) gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star (Paltrow), the pair embarks on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager (McGraw) and featuring a beauty-queen-turned-singer (Meester). Between concerts, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.

"I've been invited to the movie premiere in Paris by Music Box & Dreamwest yesterday. I've been really touched by that movie. Of course, I couldn't miss a movie taking place in the country music world. I was impressed by the acting of Tim McGraw who's not just a country star but also an excellent actor. Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy) and Leighton Meester sing and act amazingly, offering to the story deep emotion and authenticity. Don't miss that movie and still support the good music which comes from the heart!" Arnaud Leger

More infos on "Country Strong" Official site!


Warren Haynes "Man In Motion"

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Kicking off with Warren Haynes' unmistakable and masterful guitar over gospel-soaked piano, the title track to the dynamic new album 'Man In Motion' functions as a mission statement for the legendary musician and his signature brand of rock, blues and soul. Driving horn blasts and powerful organ punctuate some of the most soulful guitar playing and singing that Haynes has ever recorded.

'Man In Motion' is also a snapshot of a creatively restless musician who is constantly in artistic motion himself. "Musicians are students for life. We have to continually take new approaches," affirms Haynes. It's not Haynes' first foray as a soul man, however. "Soul music was my first love," says Haynes. "The first LPs I had growing up in Asheville [NC] were greatest hits compilations from Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, James Brown, Junior Walker, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Wilson Pickett, and The Supremes." 'Man in Motion' contains all original Haynes songs with the addition of original Stax recording artist William Bell's hit "Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday".

The album harks back to another theme of his young life: Haynes started out as a singer before he began playing guitar. "The vocal is more of a centerpiece on 'Man In Motion,'" he says. Haynes' singing shines on the album, with a bold and emotive delivery that shimmers with his smoky vibrato.

‘Man In Motion' clocks in at over an hour, allowing for its ten tracks to breathe and develop, punctuated by a stellar rhythm section and sophisticated, moving solo guitar work from Haynes. The studio band includes Ivan Neville on background vocals and organ, Ian McLagan on piano, Ruthie Foster on background vocals, George Porter, Jr. on bass and Ron Holloway on saxophone. Haynes recorded the album at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studios to two-inch tape with vintage tube microphones and everyone playing together in the same room. "We recorded it live to capture the emotion, passion, and spontaneity."


Larry Hoppen "One Of The Lucky Ones"

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Larry Hoppen’s newest collection is a project that spans many years. Enhancing/redoing some of the tracks from his 1996 Looking For the Light CD, adding NEW songs, then mixing and remastering it all as one album yields a VERY listenable and satisfying group of tunes!

The band includes Tony Levin (bass), David Sancious (keys) and Terry Silverlight (drums). Guest artists include the late, great Cornelius Bumpus, Billy Squier, Michelle Mailhot (Toxic Audio), Beth Shafer, Lance Hoppen, Charlie Morgan and Jim Campagnola. You’ll want this one in your car, for sure! Full of instrumental and vocal work from numerous talented freinds, there’s lots of musical variety here with a strong thread running throughout.

Every CD purchased donates another US$1 to Red Cross Int’l for Japan’s disaster relief fund.