EXCLUSIVE: Joe Satriani has praised Deep Purple for hiring fill-in guitarist Simon McBride to step in for Steve Morse, calling the Irish player’s recruitment “a great call” by the band. Satriani made his comments while speaking to eonmusic about new album ‘The Elephants of Mars’, which is due for release on 8th April 2022.
Joe Satriani has once again been forced to reschedule his European tour. Originally scheduled to take place in 2020 it had been rescheduled to begin in April 2022. However, with the current Covid restrictions and quarantine mandates not yet standardized throughout the World, it has been decided that the best path forward is to reschedule once again. The new tour dates will now be moving to 2023.
Def Leppard have announced details of 'Diamond Star Halos', their first album in seven years. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will their twelfth full-length album via UMe on the 27th May 2022. It follows 2015’s chart-topping self-titled, 'Def Leppard', and is available for pre-order now in multiple configurations, including a Deluxe Edition, 2-LP Vinyl, Digital formats and more.
Joe Bonamassa has released an official animated music video for his new single 'Mind’s Eye'. Taken from his critically acclaimed album 'Time Clocks', the video, which is a homage to the animated style of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine and the prog rock videos of the 70’s, is released in the lead up to Bonamassa’s UK tour.
Inspired by her rich mixed heritage and equally rich musical influences, London-based priestess has just released the first single off the forthcoming EP 'shopping for smiles'. 'like me and you' dropped 25th February 2022 across all the usual download and streaming platforms, ahead of the EP's 22nd May release.
Smith / Kotzen have ended their 2022 UK tour with a brace of dates in the south of England. Playing to sold out crowds at Bristol's Fleece on Monday 7th March and Islington's Assembly Hall the following night, the duo were joined by Adrian Smith's Iron Maiden band mate Nicko McBrain at the tour's final date in London.
Ireland's Electric Picnic has sold out, less than an hour into going on sale. Featuring Dermot Kennedy, Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys, Picture This, Snow Patrol and more, the event will return to Stradbally, Co.Laois from 2nd - 3rd September 2022.
Following 2021's Rewind North & South going ahead against all odds, organisers are thrilled to announce Rewind Festival is back, and this year, following a two-year hiatus, so is Rewind Scotland celebrating a belated 10th Anniversary. The celebration of all things '80s, Rewind will take place during July and August 2022.