Posts by Fast Joey

    From Blabbermouth:

    http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.n…wsitemID=117077

    KFRC 88.9 FM
    in Ft. Collins, Colorado (also KBUT and MPR Mountain Public Radio) with Chris K and The Colorado Sound will host a two-hour special on Tommy Bolin on Saturday, June 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST. Expected guests are Tommy's brother, Johnnie Bolin, Stanley Sheldon (PETER FRAMPTON) and Bobby Berge (ENERGY).

    You can listen to the program live via the Internet by going to this location and clicking on the "Listen" icon in the upper right-hand corner.

    Hmmm...I had a bit of a different perspective on it. I watched that night with my daughters who are 4 and 7 years old, and they are HUGE Jonas Brothers fans...I looked at my wife during the performance and wondered aloud as to whether the JB's had any idea how lucky they were to be performing on stage with Stevie, and as to whether or not they even knew who he was prior to this...maybe they did, maybe they didn't.

    But the whole thing DID give me the opportunity to discuss Stevie in length with my 7 year old, and get her to try even harder to learn songs on her keyboard she got for Christmas by "feel" instead of sight...she's really getting into it now...

    It was similar to us getting Guitar Hero...it opened up a whole new world of music for her, and now she loves a lot of the same songs I do because of it....and as a side effect, my 4 year old can now sing all the words to "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" while we play...lol....

    Anyway, I like how the whole thing bridged the gap for us...

    Now, if we can only get Glenn to do a duet with Hanna Banana...hmmmm...

    Sorry, thought it would be Ok in the "off topic" forum.

    "Off Topic Post news & views on other music or unrelated topics such as sport etc, that you think fellow fans of Glenn might like."

    I missed the part about no politics! (though it's probably here somewhere!)

    Please please please don't take this as a slam, it isn't...just thought it was important enough to relay feelings about this emotional day...you're right I'm sure...my bad...

    I usually don't watch this stuff, but today was different...it really seems like this may actually be a huge turning point for us as a nation...and from the many teary-eyed people in the crowd, it seems that many are holding onto this hope for a brighter tomorrow...as they should.

    What got me the most though, was seeing people in other countries as they watched intently...let's hope that this new era will mark a beginning of the end of the animosity that comes towards America from outside our borders...what many people didn't understand was that a good majority of us hated Bush and his policies even more than they did.

    I just wish someone would have given Bush a swift kick in the ass on the way out. Geez...He couldn't have done a crappier job if he tried...SEEYA!

    TOMMY BOLIN Book Author To Guest On 'Electric Ballroom'

    Tune in to the "Electric Ballroom" radio show with hosts Aimee Kristi and Keith Roth on WRAT this coming Sunday (January 25) at 10:00 p.m. Eastern for an interview with Greg Prato, author of the new book "Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story" — which is said to be the first book to focus entirely on the life story of guitarist Tommy Bolin.

    You can listen to the program live on 95.9 WRAT FM in the New York/New Jersey area or via the Internet at http://www.wrat.com (hit "Listen Live").

    HEY! I just read your post Grace, and did a little digging and found this whole thread on the subject...and then *POOF*...somebody moved it here...hmmmm....

    I can't believe I missed this one originally...love all the thoughts on this one, well done people, people...

    BTW, the reason for my posting this now, was that this was just put up TODAY on Blabbermouth....guess they are a wee bit behind...

    And BTW...there's too many damn sub-categories here to find everything...I'm freaking lost... :confused:

    Ummm...ouch. Them's is fighting words...where is Grace with that axe when you need her?

    Ian Gillan has decided to slam Glenn in the latest issue of Classic Rock Magazine.

    He says "I can't call him a bona fide member of DEEP PURPLE."...and..."he's still copying Steve Wonder to this day"

    Here is the rest of it:

    GILLAN Has 'No Interest' In DEEP PURPLE Mk III, Says GLENN HUGHES Is 'Copying STEVIE WONDER'

    In an interview in the latest issue of Classic Rock magazine, DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan reveals he has "no interest" in the Mk III lineup of the band — and he doesn't particularly rate Mk IV either.

    Gillan said: "I've never listened to any of PURPLE Mk III's records. What are they called? 'Burn' and... 'Strongbow' (Strongbow is English cider — Ed.), is it?"

    "I've got no interest in them," he continued. "It's like seeing your girlfriend with another guy."

    Gillan added: "As for Mk IV [when American guitarist, the late Tommy Bolin, replaced Ritchie Blackmore), I listened to their 'Come Taste The Band' album [1975] and that wasn't really PURPLE in my book.

    "I've got no problems with the performances, I just don't think it's DEEP PURPLE at all.

    "Glenn Hughes is one of the most naturally talented musicians but he's still copying Steve Wonder to this day, so I can't call him a bona fide member of DEEP PURPLE."

    "The Mk III and IV lineups were full of talent, but you know you can spend £100 million on football players and you won't necessarily get a good team."

    The interview is this morning, with a few special guests added, and isn't it ironic...the show is called "Big Daddy In The Morning?"

    You can listen live right from your computer, the link is on the bottom of this post...Merry Christmas People, People..

    TOMMY BOLIN Book Author To Guest On 'Big Daddy In The Morning' - Dec. 24, 2008
    Greg Prato, author of the new book "Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story" — which is said to be the first book to focus entirely on the life story of guitarist Tommy Bolin — will be a special call-in guest this morning (Wednesday, December 24) at 8:15 a.m. CST on "Big Daddy in The Morning" on KKMA KOOL 99.5 FM in Sioux City, Iowa. Greg will be joined by in-studio guest, Tommy's brother Johnnie Bolin. Immediately following Greg, Big Daddy will have as special call-in guest Stanley Sheldon (PETER FRAMPTON). Stanley will be reflecting on his days with Tommy and Bobby Berge in ENERGY.

    You can listen to the KKMA broadcast for free by clicking on the "Listen Live" icon on http://www.kool995.com/.

    Hi Grace, hope all is well! :)

    Here is some more info I just saw in reference to this book:

    TOMMY BOLIN Book Author To Guest On KKFI 90.1 FM - Dec. 17, 2008
    Journalist Greg Prato, whose work has appeared in a variety of sites and magazines, including All Music Guide, Billboard.com, RollingStone.com, Record Collector, and Classic Rock, will be interviewed by Stormin' Norman of Kansas City's KKFI 90.1 FM on Monday, December 22 at 7:00 a.m. CST. Greg will discuss his new book "Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story", which is said to be the first book to focus entirely on the life story of guitarist Tommy Bolin — compiled from nearly 50 exclusive interviews (including family, friends, and band members that played alongside Tommy throughout the years), and featuring many never-before-seen photos.

    You can listen to the program live via the Internet at http://www.kkfi.org/ (click on "Listen Live" in the upper left-hand corner).

    More Tommy news I felt was worth posting here...this looks to be a beautiful collection...

    http://www.lulu.com/content/5189342

    Late DEEP PURPLE Guitarist TOMMY BOLIN: 'Touched By Magic' Book Available - Dec. 15, 2008
    To many, Tommy Bolin was the legitimate heir to Jimi Hendrix's rock guitar throne. Stints with the JAMES GANGDEEP PURPLE — as well as solo albums and a groundbreaking release with jazz-rocker Billy Cobham — certainly proved that the adulation was rightly deserved. And with a techno-color fashion sense, he certainly stood out from the pack. Only one problem, Tommy had a death-defying drug addiction, which ultimately would lead to a premature and tragic end — before he was able to truly take his standing among the elite musicians of the world. "Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story" is the first book to focus entirely on the life story of Tommy Bolin — compiled from nearly 50 exclusive interviews (including family, friends, and band members that played alongside Tommy throughout the years), and featuring many never-before-seen photos.

    "Touched by Magic" is available through http://stores.lulu.com/gregprato for $19.98 (U.S.), and there is a sample chapter to read at the site (the chapter is titled "Moxy/Teaser/Deep Purple"). The book was written by journalist Greg Prato, whose work has appeared in a variety of sites and magazines, including All Music Guide, Billboard.com, RollingStone.com, Record Collector, and Classic Rock, among others. A longtime fan of Tommy's music, Greg conducted interviews with such renowned rock names as David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Eddie Kramer, Carmine Appice, Jan Hammer, Martin Barre, Jimmy Haslip, Mark Stein, Prairie Prince, Dale Peters, Jim Fox, Alphonse Mouzon, Kenny Passarelli, Henry Paul, Narada Michael Walden, Reggie McBride, and Otis Taylor, as well as Tommy's brother, Johnnie Bolin (among countless others), for the book.

    While it will obviously appeal to fans of Tommy Bolin, this 252-page paperback book (whose title comes from a phrase that keyboardist Jan Hammer once said to describe Tommy's guitar playing) will also be of interest to fans of classic rock in general, as large portions of the book focus on DEEP PURPLE, the JAMES GANG, and Billy Cobham, while you'll find additional stories that involve LED ZEPPELIN, Jeff Beck, JETHRO TULL, the MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, the TUBES, MOXY, the OUTLAWS, and Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios, among others. You'll also get the inside scoop on such classic Tommy-related releases as Billy Cobham's "Spectrum", the JAMES GANG's "Bang" and "Miami", and DEEP PURPLE's "Come Taste the Band", plus Tommy's two cult classic solo albums, "Teaser" and "Private Eyes". Additionally, new information is gathered around the events that led to Tommy's tragic passing in 1976, after a show in Miami with Jeff Beck.

    Tommy's following continues to grow each year, as his album "Private Eyes" was recently certified gold in the U.S. (500,000 units sold), Dean Guitars recently unveiled a Tommy Bolin "Teaser" tribute guitar, while Hartman Electronics recently premiered a new Tommy Bolin fuzz pedal. And with the release of "Touched by Magic", the buzz is only going to grow louder about the great ommy Bolin.

    "After reading 'Touched by Magic', it seemed to me every interview 'takes you there' for the moment… I give 105 stars to Greg!" - Johnnie Bolin, Tommy's brother. and

    Found this on Blabbermouth...not a big fan of most cover tune albums, but hey...the money is going to charity, so I figured why not get the word out a little...

    Former ATTACKER Singer, SYMPHONY X Bassist Release DEEP PURPLE Cover - Dec. 11, 2008
    Hard rock/heavy metal vocalist Bob Mitchell (ex-ATTACKER) has announced plans to release an album of remakes of classic-rock tracks from such artists as THE WHO, DEEP PURPLE and KROKUS, just to name a few. Joining Mitchell in the project is Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) along with guitarist Frank Oquendo (DENIM AND LEATHER) and session musician Bruce Gatewood on drums. The CD, titled "Days Gone By", will be released sometime in early 2009. Proceeds from CD and digital sales will go to charity, with the beneficiaries being the American Heart Association and the Christ Hospital Foundation.

    The track listing for the album is as follows:

    01. The Seeker - The Who
    02. Stayed Awake All Night - Krokus
    03. Maybe I'm Leo - Deep Purple
    04. No Quarter - Led Zeppelin
    05. Child of Babylon - Whitesnake
    06. Tie Your Mother Down - Queen
    07. Rain - The Beatles

    Visit The official Bob Mitchell MySpace page and listen to "Maybe I'm Leo".