Samstag, Januar 31, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Billy Powell, the only keyboardist Lynyrd Skynyrd ever had, died last night at his home near Jacksonville, Florida. He was 56. No cause of death has been announced, and a post on the official Skynyrd Website reads, “A Great Loss — Beloved Pianist for the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band, Billy Powell, passed away last night. We will post more info shortly. The family and band request your respect and understanding during this difficult time. Thank you.” The band is canceling upcoming shows and directing fans to its Website for tour updates.

Powell first joined Skynyrd in 1973 after serving as the band’s roadie for a year. His keyboard work features prominently on the band’s debut (pronounced ‘leh-’nerd ’skin-’nerd), with Powell credited for crafting the intro for their epic anthem “Free Bird” (Number 191 on Rolling Stone’s Greatest Songs of All Time). After impressing Ronnie Van Zant with his work on the song, Powell was officially invited to join the band, and remained a member from their debut album until 1977’s Street Survivors.

Powell survived the 1977 plane crash that took the lives of singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines and other crew members. Despite suffering injuries including facial lacerations and nearly losing his nose, Powell was the first to be discharged from the hospital and was the only member to attend his bandmates’ funerals. After Skynyrd, Powell joined the Christian rock band Vision, but reunited with Skynyrd after a decade-long hiatus for some concerts in 1989, and ultimately remained with the band until now. In May, Skynyrd played their first-ever gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden with Kid Rock.

Powell and the rest of his Lynyrd Skynyrd bandmates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. With Powell’s death, guitarist Gary Rossington becomes the lone surviving original Skynyrd member touring with the band.

Freitag, Januar 30, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Kansas Fotos von den Glanzzeiten der Band

Steve Walsh in Stuttgart 1981 und in Dinkelsbühl 1987

Kansas Backstage in Dinkelsbühl 1987

Dave Hope,Steve Walsh und Kerry Livgren in Böblingen 1990

Samstag, Januar 24, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

hab jetzt auf dem Blog, immer nach der letzten Post auf der Seite, eine "weiterblättern Funktion" zu älteren Posts/neueren Posts oder wieder zur Startseite.

--!!!mehr Videos!!!-- ist jetzt verlinkt zu meinem You Tube Konto,
somit ist die Ladezeit des Blogs deutlich verbessert.

Bilder öffnen sich beim anklicken als "Pop Up" Fenster.

Blog kann jetzt auch mit dem Firefox Browser richtig dargestellt werden.

Donnerstag, Januar 22, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Mel Gibsons 'Edge of Darkness' nimmt Form an.

Für den Thriller Edge of Darkness haben sich Danny Huston (Der Partycrasher oder wie ich sie alle nervte), Shawn Roberts (Jumper), und Bojana Novakovic (Skinning) verpflichtet. Die Inszenierung übernimmt Martin Campbell,während Graham King den streifen zusammen mit Michael Wearing produziert. Das Drehbuch dazu stammt aus der Feder von William Monahan und Andrew Bovell. Hollywoodstar Mel Gibson spielt in dem Streifen einen Polizisten, dessen erwachsenen Tochter (Novakovic) auf den Stufen seinen Hauses ermordet wird. Als er den Mord aufklären will, entdeckt er, dass seine Tochter ein geheimes Leben führte und in Machenschaften der Regierung verwickelt war. Huston spielt einen zwielichtigen Geschäftsmann, während Roberts in die Rolle von Novakovics besorgten Freund schlüpft.

Montag, Januar 19, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

KANSAS-Sänger Steve Walsh wird mit dem Label ProgRock Records zusammen arbeiten und sein bereits im Jahr 2005 erschienenes Solo-Album „Shadowman“ nochmals veröffentlichen. Im Vergleich zur Erstausgabe wird es zwei zusätzliche Tracks geben, die bisher nur als digitaler Download zur Verfügung standen.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – 20 August 2008 – “Shadowman” is the second solo album from Steve Walsh and was originally released in 2005 but without the benefit of a good distribution channel. A couple years later, Steve recorded two new songs with basically the same people but they were only available digitally. Now Steve has teamed up with ProgRock Records to re-release Shadowman and include these 2 new songs as well for a new package that will be widely available.

Steve had this to say: " I'm concluding my writing career with Shadowman and the two tracks I recorded a year or two later, which are also included. It's ironic that I finally found a group of individuals that best represent my songs, at the twilight. Better late than never, I guess. I only wish I had more to record with them. It was fun. I learned that the destination is only as worthwhile as the trip you are willing to take. And that the trip is always a toss up. But this trip was way cool. My only regret is that we weren't able to record in the same room at the same time. It's hard to put into words what writing these songs meant to me. I don't think I was born to do it. But over time I was able to feel things that I blocked out for many years, hell maybe I never felt them before at all. And from time to time I listen to them, as well as Glossolalia with a bit of melancholy, remembering the whole process, and all the memories of excitement whenever I'd get tracks from the guys to add to my sequences. There's not much I can add to what I've already said, except to thank those responsible once again. Joe from Twisted Sister on drums, and Joel from Collective Soul on bass and guitar, and Shawn-who mixed Shadowman. I haven't had the opportunity to say anything about him yet but Jim did a great job on mixing the bonus tracks, and Dave from Kansas on violin topped it off. I’m grateful to Shawn Gordon and ProgRock Records for giving Shadowman and the new tracks an opportunity to be more widely heard and available.".

“Wow, what can I say, Kansas was the first rock band that I liked, they were the soundtrack to my early high school years, getting to work with Steve is just an amazing opportunity and delight for me.”, said Shawn Gordon, President of ProgRock Records.

”Shadowman” is the ProgRock Records debut release from Steve Walsh and can be found at The album will be released in early September 2008 and is available for immediate pre-sale with a $2 discount extending through the pre-sale period. It will be available at your favorite brick and mortar retailer on November 4, 2008.

Sonntag, Januar 18, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Kansas nehmen am 07.02.09 im Blu-Ray Format mit special Guests ein Live Konzert plus Orchester auf.
Kansas are celebrating their 35th anniversary this year with a gala performance at the White Concert Hall in Topeka, the eponymous state of Kansas. Both founding guitar player Kerry Livgren and Steve Morse are confirmed as special guests. Steve was a lead guitarist for Kansas between 1986 and 1989 and played on two of their albums: Power (1986) and In the Spirit of Things (1988). The concert will be recorded for the live DVD and Blue-ray “There’s Know Place Like Home”. More details at

Mittwoch, Januar 14, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)



Dienstag, Januar 13, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Thin Lizzy`s allerletztes Konzert sah ich auf dem
Monsters of Rock, Zeppelinfield, Nürnberg, Germany Date: 4/9/1983
Phil Lynott stand eine halbe Stunde vor dem Auftritt durch Zufall noch direkt neben mir..für mich damals der absolute Hammer. Niemand wusste zu dem Zeitpunkt dass Thin Lizzy nur noch Geschichte war. Die Band brach auseinander und der Untergang Lynotts begann.

Fotos*Nürnberg 04.09.1983


Thunder & Lightning
Waiting For An Alibi
Baby Please Don't Go
Are You Ready
Still In Love With You
Cowboy Song
The Boys Are Back In Town
Baby Drives Me Crazy

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Dienstag, Januar 13, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Jethro Tull - Aqualung(1971)
Mit Sicherheit ist "Aqualung" die beste CD von Jethro Tull. Nicht nur aus dem Grund, dass " Locomotive breath" es in die internationalen Single-Charts schaffte, sondern aus dem Grund, dass das ganze Album keinen einzigen Track enthält, der durchs Raster fällt. "Cross-eyed Mary" und vor allem der Titeltrack "Aqualung" selber zeigen Ian Andersons ganze Schaffenskraft. Dass im Booklet noch eine Anspielung auf die Projektionstheorie der Religionskritik Ludwig Feuerbachs zu finden ist, sei hier nur beiläufig erwähnt.
Fazit: Für mich ein Album, das man auch zehn Mal hintereinander hören kann.Wertung:******(6)

Ian Anderson - flute, acoustic guitar, vocals
Martin Barre - electric guitar and descant recorder
Clive Bunker - percussion
John Evan - piano, organ, mellotron
Jeffrey Hammond - bass guitar, alto recorder, and odd voices

Die Titelliste:

1. Aqualung
2. Cross-Eyed Mary
3. Cheap Day Return
4. Mother Goose
5. Wond’ring Aloud
6. Up To Me
7. My God
8. Hymn 43
9. Slipstream
10. Locomotive Breath
11. Wind-Up

Sonntag, Januar 11, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Meine "Liebste Musik"CD zweites Halbjahr 2008

Samstag, Januar 10, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Thin Lizzy waren im Mai 1979 in München/Circus Krone Bau. Für mich schlechthin der beste Auftritt der Band. Mit Gary Moore und der CD- Black Rose im Gepäck, erbebte das sold out- Roundhouse von München. Der helle Wahnsinn und Rock`n`Roll pur. Phil Lynott in absoluter Bestform. Die Bilder stammen alle vom Auftritt in München.

Gary Moore & Phil Lynott

Brian Downey/Phil Lynott (Bild oben rechts)
Phil Lynott/Gary Moore/Scott Gorham (Bilder links)

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Dienstag, Januar 06, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

2DVD + DCD | VÖ: 27.2.2009

Das Jahr 2007 war ein ganz besonderes in der Geschichte der kanadischen Kultrockband SAGA. Zum einen feierte sie ihr 30jähriges Bestehen mit einer umfangreichen Europa-Tour, zum anderen verkündete Mitgründer und Sänger Michael Sadler seinen Austritt aus der Band, um sich mehr seiner Familie und seinem neugeborenen Sohn widmen zu können.


01. The Interview (live)
02. That's As Far As I'll Go (live)
03. You're Not Alone (live)
04. I'm OK (live)
05. Can't You See Me Now (live)
06. Book Of Lies (live)
07. The Perfectionist (live)
08. Drum Solo (live)
09. The Flyer (live)
10. Mind Over Matter (live)
11. The Security Of Illusion (live)
12. Time's Up (live)
13. Piano Solo (live)
14. Scratching The Surface (live)
15. We've Been Here Before (live)
16. On The Air (live)
17. On The Loose (live)
18. Careful Where You Step (live)
19. 10,000 Days (live)
20. Wind Him Up (live)
21. Humble Stance (live)
22. Don't Be Late (live)
23. What's It Gonna Be? (live

Montag, Januar 05, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Und noch paar Bilder von Kansas Konzerten.

Dave Hope im August 1981 in Stuttgart

Steve Walsh um 1980/81

Richard Williams 1994(Freaks of Nature Tour) in Illingen
bei Saarbrücken und in Frankfurt

1994 in Nürnberg

2001 in Karlsruhe

Montag, Januar 05, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Uncharted - Drakes Fortune

ebenfalls gezockt und macht sogar Spass

Montag, Januar 05, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Ein Spieler bin ich eigentlich nicht. Doch zugeben muss ich, wenn ich mal was gespielt hab, war es Lara Croft/Tomb Raider. Macht einfach spass. Hab alle Teile auf der PS1/2 und 3gespielt.

Sonntag, Januar 04, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

New !!
Danger Radio - Used and Abused

Lucky enough I didn't sum the musicyear 2008 too early cuz there are a few albums that have come to my mind lately that will enter the top 20, and here is one of them. And when it comes to this one we're talking high up on the list. Danger Radio plays a fantastic sort of groovy, joyfilled modern pop with influences of everything. Spymob, It Bites, Maroon 5, old westcoast, soft modern rock, Nuclear Valdez and hell know whatelse... The answer of this weird combionation of styles is the mix of nationalities in the band...Puerto Rico native Andrew de Torres (vocals) and Finland native Nico Hartikainen (drums, programming) met in 1999 while attending middle school in Everett, Washington, a city located just north of Seattle. And what I also know is that it is a fantastic mix and this years best song is on this album. It's called "One More Chance" and well... take a listen yourself. The coolest CD of the year.

Sonntag, Januar 04, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Eagles: Long Road Out Of Eden World Tour 2009

Die Eagles sind keine normale Rock-Formation. Ihre Fans sagen, sie sind der Taj Mahal der Rock-Geschichte. Das Album "Their Greatest Hits" ist in den USA, zusammen mit Michael Jacksons "Thriller", das meistverkaufte Album aller Zeiten. Mit ihrem exzellenten Southern California-Rock wurden die Eagles in den 70er Jahren weltberühmt. Ein australischer Journalist hat sie anlässlich ihres 2007er Comeback- Doppelalbums "Long Road Out Of Eden"(im übrigen ein fantastiches Album)als Fels der Ewigkeit bezeichnet, und das ist keineswegs eine Übertreibung. Im Sommer 2009 kommen die vier Legenden Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh & Timothy B. Schmit nach Deutschland.

Berlin So. 07.06.2009
Berlin So. 07.06.2009
Zürich Fr. 12.06.2009
München Mo. 15.06.2009
Köln Mi. 17.06.2009
Köln Mi. 17.06.2009
Hamburg Do. 16.07.2009
Hamburg Do. 16.07.2009

Samstag, Januar 03, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Die legendäre Rockband Foreigner kommt im Sommer 2009 zu elf Konzerten nach Deutschland: Nach der Live-Performance bei "Wetten Dass...?" im Oktober präsentiert sich die Gruppe um Gründungsmitglied Mick Jones 2009 auf ihrer "No End In Sight"-Tour dem deutschen Live-Publikum.

Mit der um die neue Hymne "Too Late" erweiterten Greatest-Hits-Doppel-CD "No End In Sight" kommen Foreigner im nächsten Sommer nach Deutschland. Noch in bester Erinnerung sind ihre umjubelten und überwiegend ausverkauften Konzerte von 2007. Im Programm haben Foreigner ein großes Paket an Welthits: Von "Feels Like The First Time", "Cold As Ice", "Hot Blooded" über "Double Vision", "Jukebox Hero" bis "Waiting For A Girl Like You", "I Want To Know What Love Is" und "Urgent".

Doch die Band ruht sich nicht auf ihren Erfolgen von früher aus, sie stellen auch brandaktuelles Songmaterial vor. Die Kritiker sind bereits begeistert: "Mit perfekt sitzenden Refrain-Chören zauberten Foreigner eine Stimmung wie bei einem Stadionkonzert". Die Karten zu den Gastspielen der legendären Mainstreamrock-Formation sind ab sofort an den bekannten Vorverkaufsstellen erhältlich.


18.06.2009 Nürnberg, Burg Abenberg (Open-Air)
19.06.2009 Leipzig, Parkbühne (Open-Air)
20.06.2009 Künzelsau, Würth Open Air
21.06.2009 München, Tollwood-Festival
23.06.2009 Oldenburg, Weser-Ems-Halle
24.06.2009 Kiel
26.06.2009 Köln, Bielstein-Open-Air
27.06.2009 Bad Brückenau, Open-Air
02.07.2009 Stuttgart, Killesberg-Open-Air
03.07.2009 Giessen, Klosterhof-Open-Air
04.07.2009 Bad Kreuznach

Donnerstag, Januar 01, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Bulletproof Messenger - Arm Yourself ****
Wow! No, not World of Warcraft, I mean WOW in a good way. BulletProof Messenger is a new discovery for me although this is their second release. I got this album sent to me a while ago and I have been listening to it non-stop ever since. The band plays their music in the vein of Breaking Benjamin and Trust Company, so this is tough rock with effects and tons of edge. Boy, do these guys know how to lay down cool riffs because this album is packed with them!

The album starts off with This Fantasy, a song with a nice intro with some cool scratching that adds an extra dimension too it. This is a very cool track! Second out is the song Move On, also packed with cool riffs and a great chorus, one of the best songs on the album. Third out, Lose it All has a pumping bass line and another killer chorus, they just keep coming! DLD is an instrumental track that leads into the title track Arm Yourself. Now we are talking a quality song. Heavy riffing, chugging bass line and pounding drums all blended into a truly great song. Almost as good is the song Control that follows straight after. This part of the album has got me nodding my head with a big grin on my face, me like a lot!

As if that was not enough, No Way Out is another great song. Wasted brings out the acoustic guitar for the first time and Where We Belong stars with a beautiful piano intro. This is the closest to a ballad as we get so far on this album as it is piano-led with strings during the verses. I get some serious Skillet-vibes from this song and that is not a bad thing. Grand Disaster is a huge song that reminds me a bit of Fightstar, again, not a bad reference. Closing song Step Out is a song that sounds different compared to the others as it takes almost four minutes before the heavy guitars come in and it has a bluesy feel too it for the most part.

Overall this is a great album, a high variety of tracks combined with brilliant songs and a great production. BulletProof Messenger is a really tight band with great musicians all the way. The year 2008 might be over but this already sets the bar quite high for 2009. I think this is better than Breaking Benjamin as this is more varied than BB’s latest effort. I have high hopes for these guys, they are going to be really big if there is any justice in the world. If you are a fan of previously mentioned bands you know the drill: Get this now!!

A tremendous start to 2009!


1. This Fantasy
2. Move On
3. Lose It All
4. DLD
5. Arm Yourself
6. Control
7. No Way Out
8. Wasted
9. Where We All Belong
10. Grand Disaster
11. Step Out