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Rare Concert Recording Of Classic Rock Legends Captain Beyond ‘Live in Texas October 6, 1973’ To Be Released On CD & Double-LP By Purple Pyramid Records May 21, 2013

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Los Angeles, CA – Purple Pyramid Records will be releasing a vintage live recording of legendary classic rock band Captain Beyond ‘Live in Texas October 6, 1973’ on May 21, 2013 on CD & Double-LP. One of the most underrated Classic Rock bands of the early 1970’s, Captain Beyond were considered a ‘supergroup’ of sorts at the time and featured original Deep Purple lead vocalist Rod Evans, former Iron Butterfly guitarist Larry ‘Rhino’ Reinhardt and bassist Lee Dorman, and ex-Johnny Winter drummer Bobby Caldwell.

Although the band only lasted three critically acclaimed albums and several tours of the US and Europe, the band’s following is as strong today as it was back in their heyday! Now with the release of this rare sought after concert recording on CD and vinyl for the first time, fans can relive the magic that was Captain Beyond in concert! Recorded just after the release of the group’s second album ‘Sufficiently Breathless’, Captain Beyond ‘Live In Texas’ captured the band while on tour with King Crimson.

“This was an exciting night of music! Captain Beyond at the University of Texas in Arlington… All the best…” – Bobby Caldwell

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Tracks include…

“Distant Sun”

“Dancing Madly Backwards (on A Sea Of Air)”

“Armworth”

“Myopic Void”

“Drifting In Space”

“Pandora’s Box (It’s War)”

“Thousand Days Of Yesterday”

“Frozen Over”

“Mesmerization Eclipse”

“Stone Free”

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The amazing liner notes were written by famed Rock historian Dave Thompson. Through extensive conversations with Bobby Caldwell, the story of Captain Beyond unfolds, including listening parties with the Allman Brothers, the unusual signing to Capricorn Records, and a fruit-flinging show with Sha Na Na!

To pre-order Captain Beyond – Live In Texas October 6, 1973:

CD: http://www.amazon.com/Live-Texas-October-6-1973/dp/B00BY8DEJ6/ref=sr_1_4?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1365304745&sr=1-4&keywords=captain+beyond

Double-LP: http://www.amazon.com/Live-Texas-October-6-1973/dp/B00BY8DEXC/ref=sr_1_3_title_1_lp_?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1365474507&sr=1-3&keywords=captain+beyond

For more information: www.CleopatraRecords.com

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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LONG LIVE THE ROCKIN’ LEGACY OF CAPTAIN BEYOND.

Stone.

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BLACK STAR RIDERS: Reveal Album Artwork! Album Details And 2013 Festivals Revealed!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on March 31, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose - promo cover

BLACK STAR RIDERS – ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE

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BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band featuring THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper / Megadeth), have announced All Hell Breaks Loose as the title of their debut album on Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which will be released in the UK on the 27th May 2013.

The artwork features a painting by Gil Elvgren (March 15, 1914 – February 29, 1980), the legendary US painter best known for his work on pin-up girls, advertising and illustration:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Elvgren

The artworks ties directly to the origins of the album title. Ricky Warwick explains “I was watching a documentary about World War II bombers and saw the name painted on the side of one of the aircraft. The name just resonated with me and it seemed to encapsulate the turmoil that we, as a society, are currently experiencing. The past few years have been such a wild ride and now with the release of the album, it sounded like a bad-ass album title that summed up what BLACK STAR RIDERS is all about.”

Bound For Glory, the debut single from the album, saw its exclusive first play on Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 radio show on Thursday 21st March 2013. The song is now available to hear HERE!

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The single and album were produced & mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush). The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a special edition digi-pak featuring a bonus track Right To Be Wrong and a “Making of” DVD.

A 24-minute compilation of behind-the-scenes video reports from the band’s studio time in Los Angeles can be viewed below:

Confirmed Festival Appearances For BLACK STAR RIDERS Include:

June 1st Hi Rock Festival – Inzell, Germany
June 2nd Hi Rock Festival – St. Goarshausen, Germany
June 8th Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, Sweden
Nov. 29th Hard Rock Hell – N. Wales, U.K.

More tour dates to be announced shortly.

BLACK STAR RIDERS – Bound For Glory @ iTunes:
http://bit.ly/blackstarridersbfg

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

Artwork Credit: Paul Tippett at Vitamin P Design www.vitaminp.co.uk for all Black Star Riders art & design – Logos , Album Cover, Single cover, etc..

For more info on BLACK STAR RIDERS, click on the links below!

http://www.blackstarriders.com

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LONG LIVE BLACK STAR RIDERS.

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF THIN LIZZY.

Stone.

IAN DANTER – Former Dressed To Kill Member, KISS Tribute Drummer, Releases Debut Hard Rock CD ‘Prove You Wrong’

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on March 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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London, UK – Muli-instrumentalist and former drummer with the longest running KISS tribute act Dressed To Kill, Ian Danter has released his debut hard rock CD ‘Prove You Wrong’ on Cherry Red Records. Ian Danter, a well-respected musician in his own right,can proficiently play several instruments, which he displays  on his new CD. Ian plays drums, guitars, bass, keyboards and sings background vocals and lead on the three tracks. Lee Small, lead vocalist from the UK hard rock outfit SHY, lends his powerful Dio-esque vocals to 12 of the 15 tracks on the CD. Upon first listening to ‘Prove You Wrong’ classic rock artists like Rainbow and Dio immediately spring to mind. Ian explains, “I loved the music I grew up on because it made me stop and listen. It also made me appreciate good melody and how to construct a song. That is what ‘Prove You Wrong’ set out to do – to recreate the era of the song, the riff, the FEEL rather than following a trend.”

Some say sports and Rock and Roll don’t mix.. yet in the case of Ian Danter, this notion has been proven wrong. As well as his fame in the music industry, Ian is also known for his highly successful and fanatical fan-supported Saturday evening show ‘Football First’ on talkSPORT Radio, as well as presenting both local and national radio programmes in a wide variety of formats for well over a decade. Some may find it peculiar that a renowned sportscaster with an immense fan following would be able to deliver a hard rocking, well written and produced album, yet the CD title says it all. Ian explains, “As for the title, ‘Prove You Wrong’…well that is all about my desire to show that sports broadcasting and rock music are not mutually exclusive career choices! You can be credible as both, despite conventional wisdom, and I want to ‘prove’ that with this album.”

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Because of Ian’s fame and work schedule as sports presenter, recording his new CD was not something that happened overnight. Says Ian, “I’ve been meaning to record my original stuff for over a decade now. The spark to actually get me into the studio was a little unfortunate – a couple of local musicians and friends passed away recently, including SHY guitarist/songwriter Steve Harris. At Steve’s funeral, I started talking to a producer friend and the subject came around to my stuff… Steve had been able to complete recording SHY’s best album just before his passing, and it suddenly occurred to me that I had to record my songs as soon as I could…you never know what the future might bring, after all.”

Ian’s musical influences can be heard loud and clear on his new CD, in particular his earliest musical loves Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy and Rainbow. Ian recalls, “My older brothers owned ‘Machine Head’ by Deep Purple, ‘Live & Dangerous’ by Thin Lizzy and ‘Rising’ by Rainbow. Rainbow and Ronnie Dio’s voice were a huge influence on me. ‘Rising’ especially really captivated me…the riffs, the vocals, the sheer scale of it all just blew me away. Then one day at my cousin’s place I saw a couple of KISS albums in his collection and asked to borrow one – that was ‘Alive!’ and it was a total life-changer and had a profound effect on me. Before long I was buying everything I could find in their back catalogue – which wasn’t an easy task in 1970’s England! I’ve remained a staunch foot soldier in the KISS Army ever since.” Ian played drums with the longest running KISS tribute band Dressed To Kill for 5 years. Other musical influences include Dio, Rush, Foo Fighters, Wildhearts, Cheap Trick, Jellyfish, Pantera, Journey and Aerosmith, to name a few.

In closing, Ian has this to impart to his fans and listeners, “I hope you get as much out of listening to these songs as I did putting them together. It was a real labor of love… and hard work should always pay off!”

Ian Danter’s CD release party will be held on Friday March 22, 2013 at Birmingham City FC’s Jasper Carrott Suite.

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

For More Information:

http://www.iandanter.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/talkdants

https://www.facebook.com/ian.danter

https://www.facebook.com/IanDanterProveYouWrongAlbum

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LONG LIVE IAN DANTER.

Stone.

Stone’s Relocation Files: Part Two – It’s The Final Countdown!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock songs, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news, travel with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Stone’s Relocation Files: Part Two – Back on January 2nd and February 8th, I wrote about how my family and I are relocating to Ohio. Leaving the Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania and embarking on an entire changeover to Ohio is no easy task! Therefore, there may be some interruption with my covering the Metal news, album reviews, interviews and random Metal blabbing that you’ve become accustomed to on Metal Odyssey.

I have scheduled some kick-ass posts that will run through the third week of February (just in case there’s a bottleneck in getting the internet into our new home).

As you read this, my family and I are now official residents of Ohio! Whoa! We are now residents of the Buckeye State! 

Have no fear, Metal Odyssey is not going anywhere and I shall get back in the Metal groove, once my family and I are settled into our new home and surroundings in Ohio. In the Metal meantime, I’m crossing my Metal fingers that internet access will be delivered to our new home in a reasonable time frame!

Here’s A BIG METAL THANK YOU to every visitor for your supporting Metal Odyssey!

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By now you are probably wondering: why did Stone put the album cover of EUROPE – The Final Countdown at the top of his Relocation Files post? The answer is simple. Ever since this whole relocation gig began to heat up, the title track from this EUROPE album popped into my Metal brain! I just couldn’t shake this (very popular) song from my sub-conscious! Therefore, as each day passed and our relocation to Ohio became more of a reality, it all became a final countdown feeling to this entire life changing journey.

I never would have predicted that this (very huge 80’s hit) from EUROPE would become a theme song for me, as it represents such an important chapter in my Metal life. Metal be thy name.

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DID YOU KNOW: EUROPE will be playing a very special gig at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival, on June 7th; celebrating their 30th Anniversary as a world-wide successful Hard Rockin’ band! Whoa!

Europe - Sweden Rock Festival - 2013 - promo banner - 30th Anniversary

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Back on January 2nd, I wrote about the relocation that would be taking place in the live’s of my family and I. You can read all about it by clicking that handsome link below! Whoa!

Relocation Is On The Horizon For Stone… What’s Next For Metal Odyssey?

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EUROPE – The Final Countdown was released back in the Spring of 1986, via Epic Records.

For more info on EUROPE, click on the links below!

http://www.europetheband.com

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LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE EUROPE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GREAT WHITE NOW #8 ON CLASSIC ROCK RADIO CHART – MTV.COM ADDS VIDEO TO PLAYLIST

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on February 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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GREAT WHITE’s Hard to Say Goodbye is now No. 8 on the Classic Rock radio Mediabase chart. The third single from Elation last charted at No. 10 and is expected to continue its climb, with news that the video has just been picked up by MTV.com.

GREAT WHITE released Elation (the band’s 12th studio record) from Frontiers Records in May 2012. Elation thrives on GREAT WHITE’s signature grit and blues-hued sound, only marked with a new synergy.

“The validation from our fans and the radio community has been phenomenal,” said GREAT WHITE founder Mark Kendall. “The energy on this record has been building higher and higher. This is the GREAT WHITE sound and I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this amazing experience.”

GREAT WHITE - Elation promo cover

GREAT WHITE – 2013 TOUR DATES:

GREAT WHITE’s robust touring schedule keeps growing with two additional dates just added, August 15’s UP State Fair (Escanaba, Mich.) and October 26 at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino (Calgary, Alberta, Canada).

March 16 – 20, Monsters of Rock Cruise (various)

March 30, Sierra Ballroom at Boomtown Casino (Reno, Nev.)

April 5, Chester’s Harley Davidson Pavilion (Mesa, Ariz.)

May 4, Yucaipa Festival (Yucaipa, Calif.)

May 10, The Railhead at Boulder Station Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.)

June 1, Ride for a Cure (Salt Lake City, Utah)

June 8, Thunder on the Lot at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (Lancaster, Calif.)

June 27, Chumash Casino (Santa Ynez, Calif.)

July 6, Concerts on the Green (Hollister, Calif.)

July 11, Gettysburg Bike Week (Gettysburg, Pa.)

July 12, BBQ Festival (Kankakee, Ill.)

July 20, Waukesha County Fair (Waukesha, Wis.)

July 26, Braun’s Concert Cove (Akron, N.Y.)

July 27, Mattawa Voyageur Days (Mattawa, Ontario, Canada)

August 2, Rocking the River (Detroit, Mich.)

August 3, Yamhill County Fair (McMinnville, Ore.)

August 15, UP State Fair (Escanaba, Mich.)

October 26, Deerfoot Inn & Casino (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

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Featuring Kendall (guitar), and 28-year-veterans Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Audie Desbrow (drums), lead singer Terry Ilous and bassist Scott Snyder join them. GREAT WHITE emerged unscathed from late 2011 band member changes. Best known for the 1989 smash “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” GREAT WHITE’s worldwide sales are approaching 10 million. Their song arsenal also includes  “Rock Me,” “Save Your Love,” “The Angel Song,” “Mistabone,” “I’ve Got Something For You” and “Feeling So Much Better” (recent Top 20 on the classic rock chart.) Visit http://GREATWHITEROCKS.COM for additional information.

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(Source: GREAT WHITE)

For more info on GREAT WHITE, click on the link below!

facebook: Great White [Band]

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LONG LIVE GREAT WHITE.

Stone.

GREAT WHITE ENTERS TOP 10 CLASSIC ROCK RADIO CHART

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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GREAT WHITE – Multi-platinum recording artists, GREAT WHITE announced today that the band’s third single off of Elation, Hard to Say Goodbye, has reached No. 10 on the classic rock radio Mediabase chart. The heartfelt single has tugged the heartstrings of audiences, especially the military.

GREAT WHITE released Elation (the band’s 12th studio record) from Frontiers Records in May 2012. Elation thrives on GREAT WHITE’s signature grit and blues-hued sound, only marked with a new synergy.

“’Hard To Say Goodbye’ and ‘Promised Land’ should be staples on Nashville radio this summer,” wrote Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles’ Mitch Lafon.

“Great to see them back and rockin’ better than ever,” said ‘Hitman’, program director for KQXX FM (McAllen/Brownsville, Texas).

“’Hard to Say Goodbye’ from GREAT WHITE brings a great band back to radio, it’s a huge phone request with our ladies,” said Max Volume of KOZZ FM (Reno, Nev.).

Catch GREAT WHITE live on KUSI TV’s Good Morning San Diego, Thursday, January 31, 9 a.m. pacific time. Tune in to KGB FM (San Diego) at 6:45 a.m. pacific time on Friday, February 1, and watch XETV TV (San Diego) at 8:20 a.m. pacific time for more coverage.

GREAT WHITE - Elation promo cover

GREAT WHITE’s robust touring schedule just added a direct support slot for WHITESNAKE on July 27 at the Mattawa Voyageur Days in Mattawa, Ontario. With more dates to be announced soon, the current 2013 concert dates:

February 1, Sycuan Casino (El Cajon, Calif.)

March 16 – 20, Monsters of Rock Cruise (various)

March 30, Sierra Ballroom at Boomtown Casino (Reno, Nev.)

April 5, Chester’s Harley Davidson Pavilion (Mesa, Ariz.)

May 10, The Railhead at Boulder Station Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.)

June 1, Ride for a Cure (Salt Lake City, Utah)

June 27, Chumash Casino (Santa Ynez, Calif.)

July 6, Concerts on the Green (Hollister, Calif.)

July 11, Gettysburg Bike Week (Gettysburg, Pa.)

July 12, BBQ Festival (Kankakee, Ill.)

July 20, Waukesha County Fair (Waukesha, Wis.)

July 26, Braun’s Concert Cove (Akron, N.J.)

July 27, Mattawa Voyageur Days (Mattawa, Ontario, Canada)

August 2, Rocking the River (Detroit, Mich.)

August 3, Yamhill County Fair (McMinnville, Ore.)

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Featuring founder Mark Kendall (guitar), and 28-year-veterans Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Audie Desbrow (drums), lead singer Terry Ilous and bassist Scott Snyder join them. GREAT WHITE emerged unscathed from late 2011 band member changes. Best known for the 1989 smash “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” GREAT WHITE’s worldwide sales are approaching 10 million. Their song arsenal also includes  “Rock Me,” “Save Your Love,” “The Angel Song,” “Mistabone,” “I’ve Got Something For You” and “Feeling So Much Better” (recent Top 20 on the classic rock chart.) Visit GreatWhiteRocks.com for additional information.

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For more info on GREAT WHITE, click on the links below!

http://GREATWHITEROCKS.COM

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LONG LIVE GREAT WHITE.

Stone.

SWEET – UK Rock Legends SWEET Revisit Hit Album ‘Desolation Boulevard’ With New Live CD

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, glam rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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London, UK – Hot on the heels of their recent critically acclaimed album release ‘New York Connection’, UK rock legends SWEET have released a new live CD only available by digital download. Performing the band’s most famous and influential album from 1974 ‘Desolation Boulevard’ live, SWEET’s ‘Desolation Boulevard Revisited’ recaptures the album in concert with all of the raw energy that can only come from a live performance.

Originally titled ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’ in the UK, the 1974 US release of the album, re-titled ‘Desolation Boulevard’, was a turning point for the band featuring, for the first time, more of a hard rock sound. The album yielded classic hits such as ‘Ballroom Blitz’, ‘Fox On The Run’ and ‘The Six Teens’, catapulting the band to international stardom!

Says original member Andy Scott: “SWEET’s ‘Desolation Boulevard’ album was groundbreaking back in 1974 and proved to be a major influence on soon to be famous rock bands such as Kiss, Motley Crue, Def Leppard and many more. The album was a tightly produced collection of Power Pop Heavy Rock Radio Friendly tunes that still sound great today. This was the album that accelerated SWEET into a Major Headlining Touring Band in the ’70s, a testament of anyone who saw the band  ‘live’. Several of the songs from the album have been covered by other artists which pays true homage to a great band. Now in 2013 we have ‘Desolation Boulevard Revisited’. A ‘live’ album release, almost 40 years on from the original but sounding as fresh as the day the songs were conceived. This is a ‘must’ for SWEET fans everywhere!”

Without The Sweet there would not have been a Kiss”

GENE SIMMONS

“Mötley Crüe wanted to be The Sweet”

NIKKI SIXX

“The Sweet are the band that I wish I had been in”

JOE ELLIOTT, DEF LEPPARD

With worldwide album sales of more than 55 million copies, SWEET have notched 34 Number One smashes across the globe as part of a run of timeless hits that includes ‘Blockbuster!’, ‘Hell Raiser’, ‘The Ballroom Blitz’, ‘The Six Teens’, ‘Action’, ‘Fox On The Run’ and ‘Love Is Like Oxygen’. Seen on Top Of The Pops on what felt like a weekly basis throughout the 1970s, their über-harmonious, multi-tracked guitar work and layered production was to provide inspiration to other acts such as Queen, the Electric Light Orchestra and in later decades, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and The Darkness.

SWEET are a National Treasure, British at the core and a rock music phenomena that has taken every continent by storm for more than four decades. The golden thread that links the past through to the present and into the future is Andy Scott. His determination to maintain high standards with the band’s musical legacy and touring is legendary. The band today has an illustrious pedigree recreating “live” the high energy and soaring vocals associated with the SWEET sound that is the band’s trademark. SWEET are Andy Scott – guitar and vocals, Pete Lincoln – lead vocals and bass, Bruce Bisland – drums and vocals, Tony O’Hora – guitar, keyboards and vocals.

2013 sees SWEET commencing their ‘NYC World Tour’ in support of their latest smash studio album ‘New York Connection’. The tour kicks off in Europe in March 2013, with more dates in other territories to be announced soon.

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To purchase SWEET – ‘Desolation Boulevard Revisited’ (digital download only):

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/desolation-boulevard-revisited/id582459152

http://www.amazon.com/Desolation-Boulevard-Revisited-Live/dp/B00AFITEWC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357380547&sr=8-1&keywords=desolation+boulevard+revisited

For more information: http://www.thesweet.com

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

STONE

LONG LIVE SWEET.

SWEET SHOULD BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.

Stone.

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