Posts by LARRY BRIGGS

    Glenn and Gabi......sorry to hear the bad news,but as they say it could have been worse,as an animal lover myself I sympathize with ya"ll over the urns....glad to hear no one was injured including the animals.....

    peace and love,try to have a good Holiday... Larry in Texas

    As you can imagine,I haven't had much time to surf the net here of late....And was totally unaware of ya'lls kind words.. thanks a bunch I need all the help I can get.....And thanks Hoffman for letting me know about my baby,birthday,anniversary well wishers here at GHPG...........:thanx:
    I have not burned my BLUES jersey yet Chip,,I am still reeling from the Cardinals World Series win !!!!!!!!!!!!:claphands

    CHEERS LARRY

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    I JUST LOVE THE CAL JAM PERFORMANCE....
    ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVES...
    ITS KILLING ME NOT TO SEE THIS NEW ONE.....!!!!!!!!!! :sint3:

    DAVID, WHY DOES IT SAY YOU ARE IN FLORIDA? YOU LIVE IN CALIFORNIA,RIGHT?

    CANT WAIT TO GET DRUNK AND WATCH HOFFMAN !!!!!!!!!!!

    HUGE CASH FAN HERE......I THOUGHT THE MOVIE WAS PRETTY GOOD,THE ACTING WAS SUPERB,BUT A FEW MAJOR OCCURENCES WERE ONLY MENTIONED OR NOT MENTIONED AT ALL,,,LIKE THE GRAND OLE OPRY INCIDENT.........THE ORIGINAL MAN IN BLACK KICKED ASS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bow:

    SORRY ABOUT ALL THE CAPS.......

    I am afraid of buying the old version thats out there,,also afraid of buying an incompatible copy for the USA,I know this has been discussed before,can someone help a brother out..i guess i will take a look at cd-wow. OK,cd-wow version is region 2 dvd ,,,,UK and Asia???...I need a new version for whatever region the US is. David where did you get yours? :huh:

    I just wanted to tell everyone how great the 2003 Al Green release "I can't stop" is.......I know Glenn would love this album, return to the old days with his old school producer and many of the same musicians from his BIG HIT DAYS......Gabi this would make a nice Christams gift for your hubby...........:biggrinsa

    I have seen Priest many times both past and present,I thought the latest show I seen of them,was just as good as 20+years ago,and Halfords voice is just as good or better than ever,I can really only say that about Glenn Hughes and Rob Halford.As far as the pacing and looking down while singing,if my bad memory serves me right,Rob has always done this.I thought it was kinda cool,like a panther pacing in a cage...If you want to treat yourself to some great stuff buy "Resurrection" and " Live Resurrection",two of Rob's solo releases before returning to Priest...I dont think the band can see the crowd that well anyway with all the bright lights in their faces,I hate bright lights so I would either wear some shades or look at the ground and prowl.........lol

    I am at work cranking "Stormbringer" right now over the control room sound system,and "Come taste the band" is next,I bought a 2-cd limited edition out of Australia and had to torture the cowboys,rednecks or whatever you wanna call them,hahahaha,no Garth Brooks tonight fellas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:lol2:

    GLENN HUGHES: New Solo Album Will Contain 'The Most Varied Material' - Nov. 15, 2005
    According to a posting on GHPG.net, legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) is currently working with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith on the material for Hughes' new solo CD, which will be recorded at Smith's home studio in Hollywood, California. 12 songs have been written for the CD so far, with more to come. Says Chad, "It's the most varied material, from quite raw numbers, to balls-out rock, to epic 'Dont Let Me Bleed' types to hard funk. The engineer and mixer for the new PEPPERS record will do it... He's fantastic and was blown away by what were doing."
    The upcoming effort will feature not only Chad, but also fellow CHILI PEPPER John Frusciante (guitar), who will perform on one song that he has co-written, and possibly some others as well. A tentative late spring/early summer release is expected.

    Hughes's latest solo album, "Soul Mover", was released eaelier in teh year on Sanctuary Records. The CD was recorded live at Sound Image Studios in Los Angeles in the spring of 2004 and features Smith, JJ Marsh on guitar and Ed Roth on keyboards. The album also contains a special guest appearance by ex-RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro on the title track.

    Hughes's most recent full-length release was a collaboration with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi on Iommi's solo album "Fused". Joining Iommi and Hughes on "Fused" was former JOHN MELLENCAMP drummer Kenny Aronoff, who has also played sessions with the likes of THE ROLLING STONES, BOB DYLAN, ROD STEWART, ALICE COOPER, BOB SEGER, LYNYRD SKYNYRD and countless others.

    [url=''][/url]RONNIE JAMES DIO To Collaborate With TONY IOMMI On New BLACK SABBATH Project - Oct. 23, 2005
    Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio has revealed during an interview with BBC Radio 2's "Masters of Rock" program that he will once again be collaborating with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi.

    "At this particular point — if all doesn't fall through, and I doubt that it will — Tony Iommi and I are going to write a couple of tracks together for a project that I think is called 'Black Sabbath – The Dio Years'," Dio said. "So that'll be two unreleased tracks which I'm sure will be interesting to old SABBATH fans, and maybe [even] the new SABBATH fans."

    To listen to a playback of the "Masters of Rock" program featuring Dio, click here (the above-mentioned quote can be heard approximately 36 minutes and 10 seconds into the show — at the 19:36:10 mark).

    Dio recorded a total of three studio albums with BLACK SABBATH — 1980's "Heaven and Hell", 1981's "Mob Rules" and 1992's "Dehumanizer" — in addition to appearing on the classic live album "Live Evil" in 1983.

    Dio is currently touring Europe with his solo band, which currently includes guitarist Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE) filling in for an injured Craig Goldy. Check out pictures from the group's headlining show Saturday night (Oct. 22) at the Astoria in London, England: Wire Image.



    courtesy of BLABBERMOUTH.NET

    Very exciting news,,now where is our "Fused Tour"?

    DEEP PURPLE: 'California Jam' DVD Due In December - Sep. 1, 2005
    According to a posting on the DEEP PURPLE fan site The Highway Star, DEEP PURPLE's "California Jam" DVD is now scheduled for a December 2005 release. It will be issued via EMI worldwide except for USA and Japan, where it come out through Spitfire/Eagle. The DVD will include some bonus material, such as "Lay Down Stay Down", alternate versions of two tracks with different camera angles, interview with Ian Paice and Jon Lord, historical commentary, picture and image gallery, number of audio options, unseen Super 8mm clips from backstage and the control tower, on screen histories, etc.


    DEEP PURPLE's new album, "Rapture of the Deep" is scheduled for release on October 21 via Edel Records.

    DEEP PURPLE spent five weeks at a Los Angeles studio earlier this year recording the follow-up to 2003's "Bananas" with producer Mike Bradford. The album is described by keyboardist Don Airey as "a lot heavier" than "Bananas". "We recorded it in the same studio that use to be used by KORN, and it's got a wonderful sound," Airey said. "It's got a real, immediate drum and organ sound. I was really happy working in there."

    "Rapture of the Deep" will be the group's first release since their split with the EMI label.

    Caught Black Sabbath at Ozzfest yesterday,,the show was amazing(read Houston Chronicle review below). Tony IommI and Geezer Butler came out to autograph their new solo albums at about 5pm.
    I was in a state of awe being face to face with the legend and the only thing I said to him was "thank you for doing the new release with Glenn".Which he replied with a smile "your welcome".
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    Aug. 28, 2005, 1:33PM

    Ozzy reserrects Black Sabbath's bygone era

    BY MICHAEL D. CLARK
    Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle

    Ozzy Osbourne has adapted an unlikely character trait: Lucidity. Perhaps it's due to a tumultuous summer of touring with veteran metal peers Iron Maiden, who left the tour last week. Or maybe Osbourne believes that Saturday's show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion would be his last in the Houston area with pioneering '70s Brit-metal band Black Sabbath.

    Osbourne said that this year's Ozzfest will be his final one as a headliner. Though he's hinted at retirement before, the show was the first in years that suggested Osbourne's talk of departure could be called premature.

    Over the past 10 years, disorientation and a hunched-over shuffle made it clear that 35 years of heavy metal living had taken a toll on its self-proclaimed Prince of Darkness.

    After illness forced some Ozzfest dates to be canceled earlier in the summer, and a feud with Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson sent that band packing, it was easy to assume that Osbourne, 56, would again sound uninspired, a sad relic of a bygone era.

    But for 80 minutes under threatening skies Osbourne — along with guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward — magnificently brought Sabbath's bygone era back to life.

    Belting out Sabbath favorites like War Pigs and Fairies Wear Boots with vocal pipes that sounded clear and polished, Osbourne banged his head and frog-jumped on all fours like a rock star half his age. Iommi and Butler were equally tight, extending the mid-song electric storms of Iron Man and the song Black Sabbath to nearly 10 minutes each.

    For those reliving past glories, it was a nostalgia trip well worth the day-long festival of Sabbath followers like Velvet Revolver, Mudvayne, Shadows Fall and Rob Zombie.

    Those seeing Black Sabbath for the first (and possibly last) time got to see first-hand why the group is a vital cog in the progression of hard rock from the blues-based Cream to the angry release of metal followers like Scorpions and, yes, even Iron Maiden.

    michael.d.clark@chron.com

    What Sharon did is absolute bullshite,,,,she screwed the fans,,,that aint cool....I am going to OzzFest today cant wait to see the Sabs...and I really doubt Ozzy knew about the egg incident before hand,at least I hope not.....