Sunday, May 6, 2007 @ 6:15 AM
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As previously reported, Poison/Ratt without (bassist Juan Croucier) will team up for a summer tour, which is slated to kick off on June 13th in Greenville, South Carolina and wrap up in September in Florida. A reformed White Lion has been confirmed as the support act on the upcoming Poison/Ratt Tour. White Lion drummer Troy Patrick Farrell said, "I know a ton of bands wanted the slot. It's a great opportunity for us and the band will deliver. We haven't been over exposed and I think they made a great choice. Trust me, it's wasn't a hasty one. They really looked at all options and made the best choice for the best package and we appreciate it." Farrell adds, A lot of people will be re-introduced to White Lion and this new line up. It’s unfair to bombard them with new material, so we'll stick to the Hits. Expect to see some one off's here and there, where we do 90 minutes. Maybe at some point, we can throw a new one or two." White Lion is Mike Tramp (Vocals) Jamie Law (Guitar), Henning Wanner (Keyboards), Jerry Best (Bass) and Farrell on drums.
Revolver Magazine and Dickies Girl have teamed up to present the inaugural “Hottest Chicks In Metal” tour. This month-long Lacuna Coil headlining North American trek kicks off on Monday, May 7th and runs in conjunction with the launch of Revolver’s second “Hottest Chicks In Metal” issue, which features an eye-popping shot of Cristina Scabbia and Marta of Bleeding Through on the cover. The highly anticipated issue hits stands on May 22nd and for those who can’t wait till then, click here to check out the cover now.
According to Deep Purple fan-site Thehighwaystar.com, Steve Hoare has started a petition to nominate Ian Gillan for the rank of the Member of the Order of British Empire. British citizens and residents can sign petition online at the Prime Minister’s website. Deadline is March 4, 2008. MBE rank does not entail knighthood, but is nevertheless a very prestigious award.
Relix, the magazine for music, announced the addition of Brian May, lead guitarist and vocalist for Queen, to its Wear Your Music campaign. This secures a list of guitar legends that have come together to create an outlet for die-hard music fans to wear their idol's strings while benefiting charities all at once. Legends include Brian May, Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, Les Paul, Dickey Betts, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Peter Frampton and Bob Weir. The artists' donated guitar strings are turned into bracelets and sold to benefit more than 20 charities either chosen by the artist or previously chosen by the campaign. The bracelets are available at relixband.com.
Created by noted designer Hannah Garrison of Azu Studio and Relix President/Publisher Steve Bernstein, the Relix Band lets fans wear the strings of icons - the strings that at one time produced their favorite sounds, around their wrists. In addition to the legends, future icons are on the bill as well including John Mayer, Ben Lee, and Zakk Wylde.
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