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CHRIS SQUIRE (1948-2015)

Yes co-founder and influential bass player has died from acute erythroid leukemia.

News - Album News

Crazy Town release their new album, ‘The Brimstone Sluggers’, on 28th August via Membran/The Orchard.

Screaming Eagles release their new album ‘Stand Up And Be Counted’ on July 13th via Off Yer Rocka Records .

Eagle Rock Entertainment, in association with the BBC, release ‘Live At Hyde Park‘ by Jeff Lynne’s ELO on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats on Sep 11th.

Battlecross release their new album ‘Rise To Power’ on August 21st on Metal Blade Records.

Mad Max will release a best of featuring re-recorded songs entitled, ‘Thunder, Storm and Passion’ on Steamhammer/SPV on Aug 28th.

Blackmore’s Night release their new album ‘All Our Yesterdays’ on Sep 18th via Frontiers.

Riverside release their new album ‘Love, Fear and the Time Machine’ on Inside Out on Sep 4th.

Guns ‘N’ Roses are rumoured to be releasing a new album in 2016. One song could feature former member Slash.

Deep Purple releases two live albums on 28th August on earMusic. ‘From The Setting Sun… (In Wacken)’ and ‘…To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo)’ will be made available on 2CD+DVD, DVD, Blu-ray (Tokyo performance), Blu-ray 3D (Wacken performance) and 3LP gatefold.

Caligula’s Horse have signed with Inside Out Music. The band are planning European tour dates in October.

Glenn Danzig releases a covers album ‘Skeletons’ in the summer. It will feature covers from Black Sabbath, ZZ Top and the Troggs.

News - Tours and Gigs

Fields of the Nephilim
19th Dec Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Sun 11th Oct The Underworld, Camden

Oct 4th The Underworld, Camden

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In this exclusive interview edit Fee Waybill of The Tubes chats to David Randall about the forthcoming tour and meeting audience expectations (14:58)

The Tubes

The Tubes Anniversary Special
Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 28 June, 16:00 (Part 1)
Sunday 5 July, 16:00 (Part 2)

The legendary Tubes celebrate their 40th anniversary with a UK tour in August.

The Tubes incurred the wrath of local councils and morality campaigners in the UK when they first toured in 1977, and when they sold out five consecutive nights at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.  They would repeat that feat in May 1979 but not before Fee Waybill made news by falling off the stage and breaking a leg a year earlier.

The band’s “colourful” stage show was popular but expensive and after their departure from A&M Records greater emphasis was put on having a hit single and becoming financially solvent.  With David Foster the band produced two more albums one of which – ‘Outside Inside’ – produced the band’s only Top 3 U.S. single ‘She’s A Beauty’.

The return of Todd Rundgren to production duties failed to arrest their inevitable decline in the mid-eighties and in 1986 Waybill left and the band soldiered on for a time with a different vocalist.  A decade later – with their iconic frontman back at the helm – the band produced their latest studio album ‘Genius Of America’.  They have continued to tour ever since and currently with four original members – Waybill, Roger Steen (guitar), Prairie Prince (drums) and Roger Anderson (bass) – joined by long-standing keyboard player David Medd.

On Sunday 28 June at 16:00 on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Fee Waybill (aka Quay Lewd, Johnny Bugger, Dr. Strangekiss etc) chats about the band from earliest times and through the trials and tribulations of local council bans, police arrest, injury and scrapped albums.

Part 2 of this two-part feature is scheduled for 16:00 on Sunday 5 July.  Throughout July more Tubes music will be added to the radio station’s general playlists.

The tour kicks off at Bristol, The Fleece on August 3, followed by Brighton Concorde 2 (August 4), Southampton, The Brook (August 6), London Clapham Grand (August 7), Manchester Club Academy (August 8), Glasgow, The Art School (August 9), Leeds Brudenell Arts Club (August 11), Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (August 12), and Wolverhampton Robin 2 (August 13).

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