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On this episode of ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON. New interviews with Uriah Heep's Mick Box, Jim Peterik and songwriter Jim Vallance. Co-host is Jim Peterik.
Before the first interview, co-host Jim Peterik and I discuss Uriah Heep's cover of his song Across The Miles.
In our first interview, Uriah Heep's Mick Box discussed the band's current tour with Judas Priest, their latest album Living The Dream, making new music, drummer Lee Kerslake, Heep singers, how his songwriting has changed, upcoming 50th anniversary plans, keeping the brand name alive, keyboardist Phil Lanzon, and much more.
Quote from the interview: "Ozzy has a lot to Thank me for."
In our second interview, Jim Peterik discusses his new album (Jim Peterik & World Stage - Winds Of Change), the different guests on the album including Loverboy's Mike Reno, Dennis DeYoung, Jimi Jamison, REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin and many more. Also, he talks about meeting Work Of Art and melodicrock's Andrew McNiece, new recording techniques, being in so many band/brands, where do the songs 'come from', writing with CHEAP TRICK for their Woke Up With A Monster album, and much more.
Before our final interview, Jim Peterik and I discuss his time touring with Bryan Adams, meeting Jim Vallance and more. 
We end the episode with a new interview with JIM VALLANCE a part two if you will from our previous chat, but this time ALAN NIVEN sits in. We discuss songwriting, Summer Of '69, Aerosmith, cover versions of his songs, The Beatles, Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway and more. VISIT: https://prettywomanthemusical.com




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This issue also includes a 200 page pdf and 100 free mp3 songs!!
INTERVIEWS this issue include:  Joe Bonamassa, Halestorm, Dee Snider, Tyketto, Nazareth, Ann Wislon, Enuff Z’ Nuff, Tarja, UDO, Glass Tiger, Primal Fear, Monster Truck, Epica, Uriah Heep, Hardcore Superstar and many, many more...
Our ‘Divine Decade’ series looks at 1979 and includes debut albums by Saxon, Accept, Axe and Aviary amongst others, as well as classic live albums such as Judas Priest’s ‘Unleashed In The East’, UFO’s ‘Strangers In The Night’ and Cheap Trick’s monumental ‘At Budokan’. Albums of the year?  AC/DC ‘Highway To Hell’, Kiss ‘Dynasty’, Whitesnake ‘Lovehunter’ and Rainbow’s ‘Down To Earth’. What a year!!
Our enthusiasts Guide looks at the off-shoot projects and solo albums from the members of Queen while ‘Unsung Heroes’ takes an in-depth look at the career of Jon Stevens.
ALL THIS and so much more, including over 50 pages of reviews, including full page review of the new Steve Perry solo album, ‘Traces’!!
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URIAH HEEP Still 'Living The Dream' This September

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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British Classic Rock Icons URIAH HEEP are pleased to announce the upcoming release of their 25th studio album “Living the Dream” on September 14th via Frontiers Music Srl. 
“Living The Dream” will be available in the following formats:
+ CD
+ Collector's Box feat. CD/DVD + Exclusive T-Shirt
+ Standard Black Vinyl
+ Blue Colored Vinyl - Exclusive to U.S.
+ Crystal Colored Vinyl - Exclusive to Frontiers EU Shop
+ Digital
In conjunction with this release through Frontiers Music Srl, the band is offering some once in a lifetime experience packages as well as signed copies of the album and many other wonderful things. Check it out at https://www.pledgemusic.com/pro-/uriah-heep-living-the--dream
Today, the first single and video for the song “Grazed By Heaven” has been released. It is available on all streaming services as well as an instant download with digital pre-orders. The lyrics for “Grazed By Heaven” were written by Jeff Scott Soto and the music was written by bassist Dave Rimmer.
“The song is clearly about sexual tension and desire, very much in the form of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey', putting oneself at ease with the person who is taking control of the situation and trusting you will be in absolute bliss. Fantasy and lust is the calling card here, it’s quite black & white really. The song is very sexy so naturally called for a sexy lyric,” says Jeff Scott Soto of “Grazed By Heaven”.
Dave Rimmer adds: 'Grazed' was born out of my desire to write a blazing Heep rock track. I put together the music and arrangement but needed a very strong melody line/lyric to match the music and the riff..... I have been a fan of Jeff Scott Soto's voice and writing for many years, so asked Jeff about a collaboration, he loved the song and came up with the perfect, & powerful lyric/melody..a very natural seamless collaboration between Jeff and I. A true 'Living The Dream' Moment for me.”
For this album the band teamed up with famed Canadian engineer Jay Ruston. 
“Working with Jay was amazing! He totally understood what we were going for on this album and he delivered big time. We wanted a Heep album that the band and the fans would be proud of, and with Jay at the helm, we have delivered that,” says Mick Box. 
When asked what people can expect from the new album Mick Box says “There are rock songs, rock ballads, and a couple of prog songs encompassing everything Heep.”
Vocalist Bernie Shaw adds that fans should also be ready for, “A full blown ‘rockin’ Uriah Heep record. All the traits that made Heep famous in the past are here on this new album. Passion, power, harmony and substance. Heep trade marks from the first riff."
The band is beyond excited with the material written for the new album, which will include some epic additions to the band’s huge catalog of rock staples and looks forward to sharing it with their fans around the world.
The band has announced a full World Tour which will last through the first quarter of 2019. "The mighty Heep are proudly able to tour in over 61 countries and we look forward to a packed touring schedule in 2018 and 2019. Touring is in our blood and what we have a passion to do, and so 2018 is no exception,” concludes Box.
View all official tour dates at: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/livedates.php
Track Listing:
1. Grazed By Heaven
2. Living The Dream
3. Take Away My Soul
4. Knocking At My Door
5. Rocks In The Road
6. Waters Flowin’
7. It’s All Been Said
8. Goodbye To Innocence
9. Falling Under Your Spell
10. Dreams Of Yesteryear
11. Take Away My Soul (alternate version) BONUS TRACK - CD/DVD Deluxe Ed.
Bonus DVD Track Listing:
Grazed By Heaven Music Video
Take Away My Soul Music Video
Making The Dream Documentary
Uriah Heep Lineup:
Mick Box - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Phil Lanzon - Keyboards/Vocals
Bernie Shaw - Lead Vocals
Dave Rimmer - Bass ss Guitar/Vocals
Russell Gilbrook - Drums & Percussion

URIAH HEEP Still 'Living The Dream' in 2018

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce that Uriah Heep are set to commence the recording of their brand new studio album (the 25th in their storied career), which will be titled, appropriately enough, 'Living The Dream."
"We have been together for 47 years and we have seen many bands come and go, so in effect we are 'Still Living The Dream,' so it was the perfect title for the new album,' says Uriah Heep guitarist and founding member Mick Box.
Jay Ruston has been called in to produce the album. Mick continues, 'We chose Jay because we admire his work with The Winery Dogs, Stone Sour, Black Star Riders, Paul Gilbert, and Europe. Jay has either produced, mixed or both for these bands, and he will bring a fresh approach to Heep, which we are very much looking forward to."
The plan is release the album through Frontiers in fall 2018 (release window subject to change). The band is beyond excited with the material written for the new album, which will include some epic additions to the band's huge catalog of rock staples and looks forward to sharing it with their fans around the world.
In the meantime, the band has announced four Canadian tour dates, with more shows in the works. "The mighty Heep are proudly able to tour in over 61 countries and we look forward to a packed touring schedule in 2018. Touring is in our blood and what we have a passion to do, and so 2018 is no exception,' concludes Box.
Uriah Heep debuted in 1970 with the release of one of hard rock's milestones, 'Very 'eavy... Very 'umble' and have since sold in excess of 30 millions albums worldwide. They constantly tour the world, playing up to 125 shows a year to 500,000+ fans. The band's live set features the classic tracks from the '70s and is a musical journey from the band's beginnings to the present day.
A full tour in support of the new release will be announced in the coming months.
Mick Box: Guitars, Vocals
Phil Lanzon: Keyboards, Vocals
Bernie Shaw: Lead Vocals
Russell Gilbrook: Drums, Vocals
Dave Rimmer: Bass, Vocals



URIAH HEEP 'Live at Koko, London 2014' Out Feb 20 via Frontiers

Friday, February 20, 2015
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URIAH HEEP’s “Live at Koko, London 2014”: British Hard Rock legends better and stronger than ever on their “home” stages!
Out on Frontiers in February
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of URIAH HEEP’s newest live album entitled “Live at Koko, London 2014” on February 20th 2015 in Europe and February 24th in North America.
In January 2011, the band returned to the studio to record “Into the Wild” and the band once again returned to the road for a worldwide tour. Playing to nearly 150,000 people, in Eastern Europe, Australia, Japan, and America and playing in 58 different countries in total. On March 4th 2014, Uriah Heep played in front of their “home” audience in London and performed an amazing show which was recorded in HD for a release in Double cd/dvd and, for the first time, on Blu-Ray.
“Recording a live DVD in London at Koko's was just fantastic. Our fans travelled from all over the world to be there, and be part of this magic night,” says Mick Box. “This added so much to the atmosphere, and thankfully it was captured on camera. We debuted two songs from our new CD, 'Outsider,' that night, and the reaction was just incredible, proving that we have the best fans in the world.”
                Originally founded by vocalist David Byron and guitarist Mick Box, Uriah Heep has been through an incredible number of permutations, with Mick Box always at the helm. Long standing keyboard player Phil Lanzon and vocalist Bernie Shaw were recruited nearly 30 years ago in 1986. Drummer Russell Gilbrook who has now been with the band 7 years, has recorded studio albums “Wake the Sleeper”, “Into the Wild” & “Outsider”. “Wake the Sleeper” heralded an exciting new phase for the band, taking Heep’s classic sound right into the future. The band celebrated its 40th anniversary with an aptly titled greatest hits re-recordings album called “Celebration”. Dave Rimmer, who had been standing in for Trevor Bolder (ex-David Bowie's Spiders From Mars), continues as the bassist, with the band’s diary for the foreseeable future as full as ever.
                “Live at Koko, London 2014” track listing includes:
CD1 : Against The Odds; Overload; Traveller In Time; Sunrise; Stealin’; I’m Ready; Between Two Worlds; Can’t Take That Away; One Minute; Nail On The Head.
CD2 : Into The Wild; Gypsy; Look At Yourself; Box Wah Box; July Morning; Lady In Black; Free’n’Easy; Easy Livin’.
DVD (Blu Ray) : Against The Odds; Overload; Traveller In Time; Sunrise; Stealin’; I’m Ready; Between Two Worlds; Can’t Take That Away; One Minute; Nail On The Head; Into The Wild; Gypsy; Look At Yourself; Box Wah Box; July Morning; Lady In Black; Free’n’Easy; Easy Livin’.
                Enjoy “Gipsy” following this link: http://youtu.be/LFNg0OzDFVg
Mick Box, Phil Lanzon, Bernie Shaw, Russell Gilbrook, Dave Rimmer
PRODUCED BY: Mike Paxman
Twitter: @uriah_heep

British Rock Legends URIAH HEEP Return To Australia In March 2015

Monday, December 1, 2014
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Metropolis Touring & Abstract Entertainment Present: BRITISH ROCK LEGENDS URIAH HEEP RETURN TO AUSTRALIA IN MARCH 2015!


"This was a rock concert as it was supposed to be ' no flashy pyrotechnics, no flying pigs, just hard and heavy rock for the faithful." - Mark Robertson - BBC Music Review
Metropolis Touring are proud to announce the return of legendary rockers URIAH HEEP to Australia.  Considered one of the 'Big Four' pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal in the late '60's and early '70's along with BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE & LED ZEPPELIN & URIAH HEEP still enjoy legendary status.
URIAH HEEP's unique, progressive, hard sound has made them a mainstay of the rock circuit for four decades. Famed for their accomplished musical talents, diverse song writing and powerful live performances, the band has released some of the most popular and defining music of their genre.  With a catalogue of 23 studio albums that includes 'Demons and Wizards' (1972), 'Abominog' (1982), and their most recent release, 2011's 'Into The Wild' (their highest charting album since the '70's) it's no surprise that the band has sold over 40 million records worldwide.
'Heep is not interested in being flavour of the month, or in chasing trends ' they prefer to do what they have always done: Play killer rock and roll and make the best music they know how to make.' -   Classic Rock Revisited
Australian audiences in particular have taken URIAH HEEP into their hard'rocking hearts, with the band scoring consecutive charting albums and singles in the country on more than one occasion.  Their last triumphant tour in 2011 saw Aussie audiences young and old embrace the rockers in sell out shows for their 40th Anniversary Tour. Their remarkable popularity also spawned the exclusive Australian compilation 'Downunda', released to commemorate their 1974 tour.  What's more, in 2003 URIAH HEEP enlisted the vocal talents of none other than Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes on the 'Relentless' album, thus cementing their affinity to this country.
Watch ''NAIL ON THE HEAD'' from 2011's 'Into the Light' album
URIAH HEEP have toured consistently throughout their 45'year career, performing in over 48 countries to millions of faithful fans, including headline performances at Reading and the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival.  In 1987 they became the first major rock act to perform in the Soviet Union, playing to audiences of 185,000 people. Their fan base also includes far'flung countries such as South Korea, Brazil and Germany.
Original member and lead guitarist Mick Box still helms this incredible outfit along with keyboardist Phil Lanzon, vocalist Bernie Shaw, drummer Russell Gilbrook and bassist Davey Rimmer who replaces the late Trevor Boulder who sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2011. They remain one of the hardest working bands on the circuit with over 150 shows under their belt in the past year and promise a set'list of some of the highlight picks from their 40 year plus career. In Mick's words:  ''Appy Days!'
''they have always been, and still are the masters of rock and this show was just another great moment in rock history!'' -  Marija Brettle ' Hard Rock Hideout
Make sure you catch URIAH HEEP on their triumphant return to Australia on the following dates in March!
Tickets on sale 9:00am Monday 8th December from: http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015_uriahheep
Thu 19th - Sydney - Rooty Hill RSL
Fri 20th - Sydney - Metro Theatre cap.
Sat 21st - Melbourne - Shoppingtown Hotel
Sun 22nd - Melbourne - Chelsea Heights
Tues 24th - Perth - Astor Theatre
Wed 25th - Adelaide - The Gov
Thu 26th - Brisbane - Eatons Hill


One on One with Mitch Lafon - URIAH HEEP

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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In episode 43 of One On One with Mitch Lafon, URIAH HEEP's MICK BOX and X-Drive's Keith St.John join Mitch as well as co-host Mark Strigl (from Talking Metal).

In our first interview, longtime Uriah Heep guitarist discusses the band's latest album, 'OUTSIDER', as well as the band's longevity, their 'best' album, his guitars and gear, and more.

X-Drive's Keith St. John join Mitch for the second part of the show and discuss his work on the 'A World With Heroes' KISS tribute, his band BURNING RAIN with (former) Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich, working with James Lomenzo (ex-White Lion & Megadeth) and Jeremy Brunner on X-Drive, the band's future, his time with MONTROSE and much more.

Follow Mark Strigl on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

For more URIAH HEEP visit:http://www.uriah-heep.com ; and on TWITTER: @uriah_heep

For more about X-Drive visit:http://www.facebook.com/XDriveMusic; and follow KEITH on TWITTER: @KEITHSTJOHN

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place October 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven's Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.

For tickets and more information visit:http://www.melodicrockfest.com

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care (that Mitch organized) visit iTunes:http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684

and the recently released: A World With Heroes EP featuring 6 brand new songs:https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-ep-kiss-tribute/id909198329

The Tracklisting for the 'A World With Heroes' KISS tribute EP is:

1) C'mon And Love Me by The Killer Dwarfs
2) Calling Dr. Love by Crash Kelly (featuring Four By Fate's Sean Kelly)
3) Save Your Love By Matt Bradshaw
4) Every Time I Look At You by Dick Wagner
5) Nothin' To Lose By the Killer Dwarfs and features piano by Bruce Foster (who played on the original KISS version 40 years ago)
6) Coming Home By Sudden Flames

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URIAH HEEP - Outsider (Review)

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Another very consistent traditional Uriah Heep release. Nothing unexpected – which is as it should be for a band so late into their career.
Heep fans will soak it up and await their next live release!
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
You don’t get any better example of classic rock than Uriah Heep. The 70s stalwarts prove that rock n roll is the only genre that lasts a lifetime by continuing on their merry way, touring and recording unabated.
Outsider is the band’s latest opus, following up from 2011’s Into The Wild. And as expected we get another slice of pretty consistent blues based rock n roll, where that lush Hammond organ has the same profile as the guitars and rhythm section.
For the most part I’m really enjoying what’s on offer here. There are no surprises and no left turns, just straight ahead classic 70s style rock n roll a la traditional Heep.
Highlights within the album include the free flowing Speed Of Sound and the more dramatic One Minute that both get the album off to a strong start.
The double time boogie of The Outsider is fun too; and Rock The Foundation is straight out of the Heep playbook.
Is Anybody Going To Help Me doesn’t quite reach the same heights as earlier tracks, but the up tempo Looking At You is better.
There one track that stands out as a real clunker though and that is The Law. At track 3 I skip it every time and feel that it kills the momentum of the album. Once passed that though, it’s all good.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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All-Star Concept Album Featuring Drum Legend Simon Phillips, Toto's Joseph Williams, and Uriah Heep's John Lawton Now Available!

Asheville, NC - Possibly the most anticipated new release of 2014, My Kind O' Lovin' featuring drum legend Simon Phillips, Toto's Joseph Williams, and Uriah Heep/Lucifer's Friend's John Lawton, is now available! Released on the heels of 2012's hit album The Power Of Mind, featuring John Lawton, My Kind O' Lovin' is another innovative new CD, conceived, written and produced by the CGI member, and as of very recently European Citizen of the Year (2013) Dr. Milen Vrabevski. This next charity project of his is dedicated to young talents in EU.

Says Milen, 'I allowed myself to play acoustic guitar in just the title song this time. Nothing else. The team was just too good for my level. Happy they liked the pieces. Many thanks to the guys I started this project with, and worked on the arrangements: Ivo Stefanov and Svurry, and to the whole all star band for their devotion.'

Pulling up a chair at Classic Rock Revisited's Best Releases 2012 with Intelligent Music Project I, The Power of Mind producer Milen Vrabevski is setting a high standard of expectations with his Intelligent Music Project II, My Kind O' Lovin'. The producer's next charity project goes to support education programs for talented kids. Milen was awarded European Citizen of the Year 2013 (by the EU Parliament), and a Member of the Clinton Global Initiative.

My Kind O' Lovin' features a colorful, multifarious and formidable listening experience with hints of melodic hard rock and early prog, featuring the fabulous Simon Phillips (Toto, Jeff Beck, The Who, Mike Oldfield, Protocol II etc.) on drums & percussion - brilliantly bringing out the chemistry of this unpredictable format of vintage vocals from John Lawton (ex-Uriah Heep) and Joseph Williams (Toto). Strong melodies and acoustic patterns with impressive vocals of undiminished power - this hefty emotional pool comes across in a very melodic way featuring great lead guitar and spacious orchestral flourishes.

The author translates to the audience his own experience & vision about everyday life topics in an easy manner, focusing on essential values ' solid ground to step on to having a meaningful life.

Says Milen, 'The message of the album is what I, as an author, would prefer to raise my kids with. Frustration, constant criticism, and judging people leads to nowhere. Therefore, we present essential things about love, friendship, our own environment we should invest in, getting into substantial initiatives, knowing happiness through serving the others, not limiting our minds with prejudice while seeking togetherness, understanding our life is in our hands, finishing off with the principle that it's good to wake up knowing what follows is a great day, in which fame does not matter, and ego's domination is retrograde, and you enjoy to live for the others, doing things not because of the result, but because you love to be that way.'

Watch the official My Kind O' Lovin' promotional video here:

Stand out tracks:

'Get Into Real' - if there is a song from this side act that connects the dots with some of William's Toto-related cuts, this is it, but with hints of Led Zep to Asia nuances.

'Happiness'- a track so cool it deserves a trip around the world. You can take a magic trip through the positive messages of the album via Simple Game, Things We Can't Do, Love Song to the rockin' No One Can Deny It, Time To Move Along and other pieces on this hit collection.

'Conclusion' - a 6-minute summary of the composer's key approaches throughout the album and presents the audience with the magnificent culmination of the super group Phillips-Lawton-Williams, the front-men format of Intelligent Music Project II.

Recording sessions for drums (Simon Phillips) and vocals (Joseph Williams) took place at Simon Phillips' Phantom Recordings studio. Producer and composer Vrabevski was provided full creative input by Simon Philips in developing the course of compositions and musical ideas. Says Milen, 'We recorded all drums and percussion, and Joe's vocal parts at Simon's recording studio in LA. Simon devotedly played the role of our music co-producer there too. Now he's been kind enough to take part in finalizing all mixes of MKL tracks.'

Simon Phillips is an iconic English drummer and producer. He is also a prolific session drummer, and has played with such well known music artists as The Who, Judas Priest, Jeff Beck, Tears for Fears, Mike Oldfield, Pete Townshend, the late Gary Moore and many others.

'Working on this project with Milen Vrabevski was so much fun and I find his enthusiasm for music is so uplifting.' - Simon Phillips

Joseph Williams was part of four Toto albums ' Fahrenheit (1986), The Seventh One (1988), Toto XX (1988) and Falling in Between (2006). He has since re-joined the touring edition of Toto for a series of shows across Europe and Japan.

'Milen was such a joy to work with .. Truly a warm and bright gentleman. It's rare thing these days to work with such happy, enthusiastic talented people ... I had a ball!!' - Joseph Williams

John Lawton, who split with Uriah Heep in 1979, was featured on the albums Innocent Victim (1977), Firefly (1977), Fallen Angel (1978) and Live '79 and is considered the best singer around the British heavy progressive rock institution. After recording the conceptual album The Power Of Mind, Intelligent Music Project I, he joins the super group with Phillips and Williams in the second project of Bulgarian producer and composer Milen Vrabevski ' My Kind O' Lovin'.

'My Kind O' Lovin'....Intelligent Music Project II....was for me an absolute pleasure to sing, the melodies flowing out of Milen Vrabevski's head seem to be endless. The album differs a lot from The Power Of Mind, not only in that there are guest artist's in the caliber of Joseph Williams and Simon Phillips both of Toto fame but some searing guitar work from a little known Bulgarian axe man known only to me as Sverri. I spent 2 weeks laying down lead & backing vocals in Intelligent Music's new studio in Sofia / Bulgaria and believe me it wasn't hard work, not when the music is this good.' - John Lawton

To purchase My Kind O' Lovin':
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kind-Lovin-Intelligent-Music-Project/dp/B00JAD115Q...
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/my-kind-o-lovin-feat.-joseph/id880550938

For more information: www.mykindoflovin.com 



Friday, June 6, 2014
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Uriah Heep, one of the pivotal hard rock groups to emerge from England in the late 1960s returns with Outsider, its 24th studio album, and the first since 2011s critically acclaimed Into the Wild album. Outsider will be released on June 6th in Europe, June 9th in the UK and June 10th in North America on Frontiers Records.
We are very proud of our history says founder/guitarist Mick Box, but it is equally important to keep producing new material. This new album, Outsider, is very much a rock album in true 'Heep' style. It shows that we still have the same passion and energy for our music that we have always had.
From the opening chords of the albums hard driving rocker, Speed of Sound, to the more introspective closer, Say Goodbye, Outsider proves that Uriah Heep has remained a musical powerhouse, and one that can effectively balance its legendary sound with a distinctly contemporary approach. The record, which was produced by Mike Paxman (Asia, Status Quo), also introduces bassist Dave Rimmer, who joined the band
last summer after the untimely death of long time member, Trevor Bolder.
Says Box of his late friend, Bolder: We lost a world class bass player, singer, songwriter and friend. While Trevor was ill, he wanted us to continue working, so we used a bass player called Dave Rimmer, who Trevor approved of. It was only natural that Dave carried on with the band.
After major tours of Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and South America, upon the release of Outsider, Uriah Heep will launch a world tour that will take in many continents as the band promotes the new album to an eager international audience.
Formed in London in 1969 by guitarist Mick Box and late singer David Byron as Spice, the group evolved into Uriah Heep (the name was taken from a character in Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield) when they began conceptualizing the first record. The album Very eavy, Very umble, launched the bands distinct sound in 1970, one that was built around layered harmony vocals, swirling keyboards, and heavy guitar riffs. Current lead singer Bernie Shaw and keyboardist Phil Lanzon have been ever present since the mid 1980s, and drummer Russell Gilbrook joined Uriah Heep in 2007.
The band's repertoire features hits over five decades from the 70s through to the present day including tracks such as; Gypsy, Easy Livin', July Morning, Look At Yourself, Stealin and Lady in Black, which went to #1 in Germany on three different occasions, and once stayed at #1 for 6 months. They have gone on to sell 40 million records, and have toured globally for 5 decades, visiting no less than 56 countries, headlining numerous festivals and arena tours, including being the first western rock band to play Russia, in 1987. Founder Mick Box has remained throughout.
Track listing for Outsider:
Speed Of Sound, One Minute, The Law, The Outsider, Rock The Foundation, Is Anybody Gonna Help Me?, Looking At You, Can't Take That Away, Jessie, Kiss The Rainbow, Say Goodbye
Preorder URIAH HEEP- The Outsider at: http://www.smarturl.it/heepoutsideramazon
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Mick Box: Guitars, Vocals
Phil Lanzon: Keyboards, Vocals
Bernie Shaw: Lead Vocals
Russell Gilbrook: Drums, Vocals
Dave Rimmer: Bass, Vocals
Confirmed Tour Dates:
05.06.14               Solvesborg         Sweden Rock                                                                   Sweden
07.06.14               Espoo                   Kivenlahtirock Festival                                                 Finland
08.06.14               Kauhava              Hotel Kauhava                                                                 Finland
09.06.14               Pori                       Promenade-Keskus                                                      Finland
10.06.14               Salo                      Teatteri Provinssi                                                          Finland
11.06.14               Lahti                     Sibeliustalo                                                                      Finland
13.06.14               Alta                       Alta Soul and Blues                                                        Norway
14.06.14               Haminkeln          Thunderbike fest                                                           Germany
10.07.14               Sierre                   Sierre Blues Festival                                                     Switzerland
25.07.14               Nova Gorica       Rock Batuje                                                                      Slovenia
30.07.14               Lauchheim         Schloss Kapfenburg                                                      Germany
01.08.14               Graz                     Seerock Festival                                                             Austria
06.08.14               Schaffhausen    Stars In Town                                                                   Switzerland
30.08.14               Stadtallendorf  SUMMER-ROCK open air                                            Germany


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