Column from October 16th, 2000 issue
Bit of a
round-up of bits and pieces of news this week....
and Tommy Farese of the Trans Siberian Orchestra have put out a "kind of
solo album" called "Place Called Rage". More details are
available at http://www.placecalledrage.com/.
Check it out....
annual Thunder convention - "Thunderstruck 2001" is be held in the UK
in July next year - plenty of advance warning there! The event will take place
at Pontins Holiday Camp in Blackpool on June 1st and June 2nd next year. The
line-up of bands which will appear at this tribute event is still being
finalized, though it appears that Ten (yawn!) and Bob Catley (isn't he a
pensioner?) will headline a night each. Other bands set to appear include The
Promise, Razor Babies, Throat Oyster and Stilettos. More will be added closer to
the time. Tickets are prices at £80 inclusive of concert tickets and full board
accommodation. For further details visit http://www.captainthunder.badland.com.
keyboard maestro David Diggs has just finished a new album and is now shopping
it to labels. The 12 song project features various members of the Yellowjackets,
Doug Cameron, Brandon Fields and well-travelled drummer Vinnie Coliauta. One
track from the new recordings is likely to be posted at http://www.mp3.com/daviddiggs
and if no deal is secured, the whole CD will be made available direct from http://www.daviddgiggs.com.
Sass Jordan's new album comes in Canada on November 14th and is called "Hot Gossip". No word on the style or the other musicians involved, her last album "Present" was a little disappointing, so it's hard to call that one in advance....