FIREHOUSE's BILL LEVERTY "I SEE AN UPSWING IN OUR TOUR"
In a new interview with Saviours Of Rock, Bill Leverty from FIREHOUSE discusses the band's brand new album, expected this year, his new signature guitar and touring with the new WARRANT and L.A. GUNS. The following is an excerpt:
Q: First off, how are you guys and what's in the works for you at the moment?
A: "We’re doing great, thanks. So far this year, most of our gigs have been sold out. I see an upswing in our touring. It’s great to have so many people coming out to the shows to hear our style of music. We’re staying pretty busy out on the road. When we’re off, I’m trying to be a great husband, father, and I play ice hockey whenever I can."
L.A. GUNS frontman Phil Lewis has issued the following update:
"Dear friends, it is with enormous regret we announce the departure of our good friend Adam Hamilton [bass]. Adam has been offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pursue his dreams as a producer. From this point on he will become a full-time studio rat chained to a recording console but I suspect he will still wear a bit of eyeliner. Adam, we wish you well mate, you have stuck with us through very good and a few extraordinary bad times, you will always be a brother and we all thank you for the amazing music you have contributed, Thank you for your commitment to the band and the fans, it's been nothing but pleasure touring the world with you, Your sharp sense of humor that got us through some very sketchy times will be missed. You can show off all those backstage laminates with pride in your studio and know that you are the very essence of rock and roll and a lifetime behind a mixing board will never take that away from you. We all eagerly look forward to the sonic delights you are soon to create and give you and your family our blessings and want you to know you will always be a part of our L.A. GUNS family."
DEEP PURPLE TO PERFORM THE ENTIRE "MACHINE HEAD" LP ON U.K. TOUR
According to TotalRock.com, DEEP PURPLE will play the entire "Machine Head" album in sequence on their upcoming U.K. tour. Also on the bill are STYX and THIN LIZZY. The dates are as follows:
Apr. 21 - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Apr. 22 - Manchester MEN Arena
Apr. 24 - Nottingham Arena
Apr. 25 - Cardiff CIA Arena
Apr. 27 - Bournemouth BIC
Apr. 28 - London Wembley Arena
Apr. 29 - Brighton Centre
May 01 - Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
May 02 - Sheffield Hallam FM Arena
May 03 - Birmingham NEC