Posts by LARRY BRIGGS

    Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) recently spoke with "The Hairball John Radio Show" regarding his involvement in the HEAVEN AND EARTH project featuring Stuart Smith as well as his recent solo disc.

    Joe Lynn Turner: "Right now I am very excited because I have just released a new CD in Europe and Japan which is soon to be released here in the U.S. called 'The Usual Suspects' and I am getting nothing but rave reviews."

    Hairball John: Do you have any plans of doing some U.S. dates in support of "The Usual Suspects"?

    Joe Lynn Turner: "Yeah, we're doing it, John, we are sneaking around here. Karl Cochran [guitar] called me and said, 'Look, if I put the band together would you be into it?' And I said, 'You know what, sure, let's do it.' I am sick and tired of saying no. I really want to do this, and and I think we could start out with a couple clubs and just do the weekend warrior thing to see how it feels. I am really trying to set up tours with Europe, Japan, Russia and so on and go out for six to eight weeks. So we are going to put our foot in the (U.S.) water and if this works we will come back and start to do something full-blown with a tour bus."

    Hairball John: It has been a long time since you have toured here in the States.

    Joe Lynn Turner: "You know it’s crazy. Here I am a U.S. guy, a Jersey guy, and I do all my playing overseas. It's crazy. So it’s time that we start rockin' in the U.S. and I just urge everyone to get up off the couch and go out and have fun. Let's do this rock and roll thing. You are never too old to rock and roll — come on out!"

    Joe Lynn Turner can be seen live on June 9 at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY and on June 16 at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey.

    Listen to the entire interview with Joe Lynn Turner at http://www.hairballjohn.com/.

    Wow....I am almost pissed off !!!!

    I am not used to DIO bashing !!!!

    Most everybody I know personally and for that matter have ever known for any length of time thinks DIO kicks ass....

    Granted MAGICA was no masterpiece,but I have really enjoyed at least half of the songs on these latest albums.

    I have seen DIO live many times and will continue to do so,because the guy puts on one hell of a show,his voice is as good as ever,and as Mark H. stated earlier he genuinely cares a great deal about his performance level and gives 110%.

    Not to mention his deep love of his fans,this guy is a true gentleman and a rock and roll icon.

    On this last tour when he did STARGAZER.I was floored.

    Anyway,bottom line is everybody has an opinion,but judging by the thousands around me at the live shows,RONNIE still has the goods !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1:mad:

    New York, NY (March 23, 2005) -- Legendary guitarist Rod Price, founding member of the blues boogie band Foghat passed away on March 22,2005 at the age of 57 in Wilton, New Hanpshire. Price sustained a massive head trauma in an accidental stairway fall.

    Born November 22, 1947 in London, England Price gained notoriety for his signature slide and blues based playing earning him the reputation as “the magician of slide.”

    His instantly recognizable solos drove Foghat to 3 platinum and 8 gold records during their quarter century career.

    In addition to his playing with Foghat, Price has worked with Champion Jack Dupree, Duster Bennett, Eddie Kirkland, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon and Honey Boy Edwards.

    Price’s two solo cd’s “Open” and “West Four” allowed Rod to expand his quite capable songwriting abilities and showcase not only his incomparable slide work but his lead vocals and heartbreakingly beautiful acoustic abilities.

    Rod Price is survived by his wife Jackie and children Rory, Jessie,David,Robin and Sarah.

    There will be an open memorial service at Nelson Funeral Home in Wilton, NH on Saturday, March 26th at 2PM :(

    Having heard John H. do his Glenn Hughes scream,I can honestly say John is a helluva screamer...No,Glenn Hughes mind you.

    Too bad more of ya'll didn't lay witness to this amazing event outside of the Irish pub in L.A. post dvd shoot.

    hahahahaha...there were a couple of witnesses...gee what fun............

    Well gang, they have released the bands and dates for OZZFEST.
    And their is no hint of IommI/Hughes.....DAMN.
    Iron maiden however will be bowing out of the last six dates to play prior commited festivals in the UK.This includes the Texas dates Mark,so we are shit out of luck seeing Maiden,but what if Tony and Glenn play right before Sabbath to fill in for Maiden??? That would be cool,

    BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The Hot Topic Second Stage will be headlined by ZOMBIE and feature a preview of rock's rising stars, including AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, THE HAUNTED, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BURY YOUR DEAD, SOILWORK, TRIVIUM, IT DIES TODAY, A DOZEN FURIES and more.

    Here are the Ozzfest tour dates:

    Jul. 15 - Boston, MA - Tweeter Center
    Jul. 17 - Hartford, CT - Meadows
    Jul. 19 - Camden, NJ - Tweeter Waterfront
    Jul. 21 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lakes
    Jul. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette
    Jul. 24 - Washington, DC - Nissan
    Jul. 26 - New York, NY - PNC
    Jul. 30 - Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center
    Jul. 31 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
    Aug. 02 - Columbus, OH - Germain Amphitheatre
    Aug. 04 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
    Aug. 06 - East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley
    Aug. 07 - Minneapolis, MN - Floatrite Park
    Aug. 11 - Seattle, WA - White River
    Aug. 13 - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
    Aug. 14 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train
    Aug. 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Pavilion
    Aug. 18 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket
    Aug. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen
    Aug. 23 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
    Aug. 25 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff
    Aug. 27 - Houston, TX - Cynthia J. Woods Pavilion
    Aug. 28 - San Antonio, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    Aug. 31 - Nashville, TN - Starwood Amphitheatre
    Sep. 02 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon
    Sep. 04 - West Palm Beach - Sound Advice

    Where Is The Best Place To Order The Dvd From In The States?
    I Still Havent Seen The Damn Thing !!!
    Me And Hoffman Keep Trying To Get Together To Watch His Copy But Cant Seem Too Be Able To.......the Cd Kicks Ass....but I Also Wish "in My Blood" Would Have Made The Cut.....