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Tune in on Saturday September 10th at midnight to Sky Arts HD channel for an exclusive Seasick Steve performance featuring John Paul Jones from this year’s Cropredy Festival. John appears on Seasick Steve’s new album, ‘You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks’ which has been released through Jack White’s record imprint, Third Man Records in the US & through Play It Again Sam in the UK.

Last weekend the pair along with drummer Dan Magnusson performed at the  the Reading and Leeds Festival and the whole of the Reading set can be seen here.

Seasick Steve has annouced three shows for the UK in October commencing at the Hammersmith Apollo on Oct 8th, Manchester Apollo Oct 10th and Glasgows Academy Oct 11th.

Black Country Communion will release their first concert DVD Live Over Europe on October 24, 2011 (Blu Ray to follow November 15, 2011).
The 2-DVD live set was filmed with 14 HD cameras and 5.1 surround sound during the band’s debut tour in the summer of 2011. Over three nights, playing to packed venues in the German cities of Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, the 18-song set list (17 originals and 1 cover) covers both of BCC’s albums – 2010’s debut and this year’s release BCC2.

Live Over Europe highlights includes “Black Country,” “One Last Soul,” “Save Me,” “Man In The Middle,” “Cold,” and “Song of Yesterday.”
Bonus Features include an exclusive 28-page collector’s booklet and DVD with a 20-minute “behind the scenes” featurette and photo collection.

Producer Kevin Shirley explains, “We saw that this live act could be an awesome force of nature to behold; one that promised legendary performances like those of our heroes of Classic Rock. The plan was to get them out there for the entire world to hear. Records allow a certain musical finesse, but live performance promises so much in the very transient nature of a gig; chances are taken, boundaries are crossed and the most exciting performances explode. Two studio albums built a repertoire big enough for a full concert which allowed us to unleash the monster for all the world to see and feel.”
Live Over Europe Track List:
1. Revolution of the Machine
2. Black Country
3. One Last Soul
4. Crossfire
5. Save Me
6. The Battle For Hadrian’s Wall
7. Beggarman
8. Faithless
9. Song of Yesterday
10. I Can See Your Spirit
11. Cold
12. The Ballad of John Henry
13. The Outsider
14. The Great Divide
15. Sista Jane
16. Man In The Middle
17. Burn
18. Smokestack Woman
Bonus Features
-Forging BCC – The Making of Live Over Europe
-Photo Collection – Live On Tour
-Photo Collection – Behind The Scenes

Further Black Country Communion news : Glenn Hughes has lined up three UK dates – ‘An Evening With Glenn Hughes’ will see him perform  acoustically and talk about his life story. He will also be signing copies of his new autobigraphy ‘Deep Purple And Beyond: Scenes From The Life of A Rock Star.’ The dates are Nov 14: Leicester Sq Theatre London,Nov 15 Glee Club Birmingham,Nov 16 Glee Club Cardiff. See

Guitarist Joe Bonamassa features on an album collaboration with Beth Hart due out on September 27th entitled Dont Explain. Keyboardist Derek Sherinian is also set to relases his album Oceana. An instrumental album featuring on various tracks Steve Lukather, Tony MacAlpine, Steve Stevens, Joe Bonamassa and Doug Aldrich on guitar.A couple weeks ago Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience announced make up shows for the cancelled dates from their previous run and they have now added additional dates to those fall tour plans.
The group was forced to pull some dates on their spring tour after singer James Dylan became ill and was unable to complete the trek.
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience features Jason Bonham on drums, Tony Catania on guitar, Stephen Leblanc on keyboards/pedal-steel guitars, Dorian Heartsong (in for Michael Devin) on bass and James Dylan on lead vocals.
The dates are as follows:
Oct. 12 – Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Centre
Oct. 13 – Bakersfield, CA – Fox Theatre
Oct. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre*
Oct. 15 – Las Vegas, NV – Alliente Casino*
Oct. 17 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre*
Oct. 18 – Napa Valley, CA – Uptown Theatre*
Oct. 27 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC
Oct. 28 – Huntington, NY – Paramount Theatre
Oct. 29 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
Oct. 31 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theatre
Nov. 01 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
Nov. 02 – Hartford, CT – The Webster
Nov. 04 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Nov. 05 – Orillia, ON – Casino Rama
Nov. 06 – Ottawa/Gatineau, QC – [to be announced]
Nov. 07 – Quebec City, QC – [to be announced]
* Indicates rescheduled shows

The excellent Rocks Backpages web site is celebrating it’s tenth anniversary -the site carries over 20,000 retro press articles covering hundreds of acts – This includes some excellent Led Zeppelin,Page, Plant & JPJ amd related articles and interviews.  Have a look at

On a much more sombre note – this weekend all here at TBL will be thinking about the memorials and tributes taking place to mark the 10th annivesary of the 9/11 attacks. I know many American TBL readers were affected in some way by the tragic events of that day. Back in September 2001,when those shocking events unfolded, I can vividly remember original TBL web master and founder Dave Linwood shading the TBL web site from the usual then green to black as our own poignant tribute.

Our thoughts are with you all this weekend.(DL/GF)






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  • dave linwood said:

    I certainly echo your statements about 9/11 Dave.

    I worked in a building in London called #1 America Square which included the Bond Dealers Cantor Fitzgerald. They lost 60+ of the 69 Brits who were killed that day and their US operation was totally wiped out on the 101-105th floors in the WTC.

    There is a tool called web-archive which allows you to review old copies of the web. Although it doesn’t have the “Black Site” as Dave describes, there is a snapshot of what TBL/Web looked like 2 weeks later…

    My thoughts are with all who were affected by this tragedy.

  • Kathy Urich said:

    “Leaves are falling all around, It’s time I was on my way.
    Thanks to you, I’m much obliged for such a pleasant stay.
    But now it’s time for me to go. The autumn moon lights my way.”

    Sounds like fall to me and a great deal of music to look forward to Seasick Steve & JPJ, BCC, JBLZE…Robert perhaps taking a much deserved break; and hopes of Jimmy playing live. Great read Dave.

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