The 2007 version of WHITE LION (a.k.a. TRAMP'S WHITE LION), featuring original member Mike Tramp (vocals) alongside Claus Longwood (bass), Troy Patrick Farrell (drums), Jamie Law (guitar), and Henning Wanner (keyboards), has inked a North American management agreement with with the California-based Jeff Keller Management LLC (management home for STEPHEN PEARCY, HERMAN RAREBELL, AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, and OMEN, among others).
"Having been a longtime fan of WHITE LION, I am extremely pleased to be working with the band," stated Keller. "Mike Tramp's passion for the band is inspiring, and I look forward to working closely with him to build something strong in North America."
BLACK SABBATH - THE DIO YEARS AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING
The forthcoming BLACK SABBATH "best-of" collection, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years", is available for streaming in its entirety at MP3.com. The first comprehensive introduction to the band's legacy features a dozen classic studio recordings, plus one live track — "Children Of The Sea" from 1982's "Live Evil". The collection also contains the three brand-new tracks — "The Devil Cried", "Shadow Of The Wind", and "Ear In The Wall". The disc will be available April 3 at all physical retail outlets and at www.rhino.com for a suggested list price of $18.98. The album is also available at all digital retail outlets for a suggested retail price of $11.99.
Launch Radio Networks reports that ROLLING STONES, PAUL MCCARTNEY, THE WHO and U2 might all be signing on for this summer's Live Earth concerts on July 7. According to FoxNews.com, the STONES will headline the London concert at Wembley Stadium, on a bill that will also include MADONNA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, METALLICA, singer-songwriter JAMES BLUNT, and modern rock outfit BLOC PARTY. The report adds that MCCARTNEY, THE WHO, and U2 will likely sign on in the coming weeks, but there was no indication of where they might perform.
It should be noted that METALLICA is already confirmed to play the Wembley stadium as a headliner on July 8, making their participation in the Live Earth concerts somewhat unlikely. THE WHO have a gig in Roskilde, Denmark, on July 7, while the STONES are booked to play in Rome the night before (July 6), so this would be the only time on their European tour that they'd play back-to-back shows.