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This edition is dedicated to David Byron (29 January 1947 - 28 February
- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
26 March - Viking Cinderella Boat, Stockholm-Mariehamm, Sweden
05 April - The Olympia, Paris, France
All details, tickets info, phone numbers:
- A message from the band:
"This is just a quick note to everyone of you to wish you the best New
Have a wonderful celebration of ringing out the old and ringing in the new
and we look forward to seeing you out on the road in 2009!
We are moving into 2009 with a positive energy and an air of excitement
and as always we thank you all for your continued support.
Onwards and Upwards!
Mick Box, Uriah Heep & Crew"
- Article about Barack Obama on the Chicago Tribune includes a reference
to Uriah Heep: "Unlike media, Obama knows he's no wizard" -
. Also on "Classic Rock" magazine's website: "What Do you Get When You
Cross Uriah Heep And Barack Obama?". Check it out here:
- The January 30th, 2009 cover dated issue of "Goldmine Magazine" contains
a fantastic interview feature with Uriah Heep! Backstage Pass: Sleeping
giant Uriah Heep awakens with new album:
. See here for an additional interview ("Heep?s Not Asleep") with Bernie
Shaw (scroll down a bit after the page loads to see it):
- Uriah Heep once again featured on "Classic Rock" magazine in the UK
(York live review):
(thanks to Mike Taylor for the info).
- Arrow Rock Radio in The Netherlands keeps playing Heep almost every week.
Kees Baars is doing a great job for the band's popularity in the Benelux.
Check it out here:
- "Best of 2008" article on Kennebec Journal includes Heep's "Wake The
- Mick Box on "Guitar Player" magazine in the USA:
. Trevor Bolder on "Bass Player" magazine, also in the USA:
. An interview with Mick on the "Guitar Site":
. And yet another interview with Mick for the "Musik an Sich" site:
- Skull Sessions host Bob Nalbandian is joined by author/BW&BK Editor In
Chief Martin Popoff and classic metal enthusiast and former publishing
editor of Metal Rendezvous magazine John Strednansky on this great
discussion about Uriah Heep. The three deliberate on the entire Heep
catalog from their 1970 debut through their latest 2008 release "Wake The
- The Ultimate Heep Quiz!
The winner of most of the past heep quizzes Konstantinos Takos now
compiled a new heep quiz himself: you will have a week on from this e-heep
release date to send your answers. If the send button is not working for
you please add the answers to an e-mail from one to ten and send it to
firstname.lastname@example.org . So, here you go:
. The winner's name will be added to the top of Heep.com for a week. You
will be the winner if you are the first one sending the 10 correct answers.
The Heep webmasters Dave, Rod & Louis guarantee a fair game!
- A great unseen picture from 1987 of Uriah Heep backstage somewhere in
- In the night of December 31st 2008, "Easy
Livin'" was broadcasted on Dutch TV in their Top 2000 show by means of a
videoclip. Over a million viewers have watched the show. The TV staff
people even mentioned the fans are called "Heepsters"!
- Trivia time... Uriah Heep, the horse, starts well this year:
- A special mention has to be made about the gig list updates from the
70's. During the last month more than 50 dates were added/modified, which
is impressive concerning the fact that the 1970-1980 gig lists were
already almost complete. Many gaps were filled. By the way, Heep must
have done about 220-230 gigs back in 1971! Here are the names of the
Heepsters that helped Konstantinos Takos so far: Uli T, Giovanni Maccario,
Graham Reed, Rodd Wilson, Peter Reynolds, Karlheinz Ruder, Michael
Lotherington. Also, the final gigs of Ken Hensley with Uriah Heep in
Italy, Spain and Portugal were added including the very last one in Pra?
de Touros, Cascais, Portugal on June 7th, 1980. A crucial gap/mystery has
been fixed once and for all, and John Sloman also helped us here.
- New picture galleries:
*** Many unseen stunning pictures provided by David Slowey from the UK,
which even helped Konstantinos Takos to find the correct dates and venues
back for Heep.com's gigs list:
*** Uriah Heep Wonderworld Tour - Preston
Guild Hall 22-10-1974 by Phil Greenwood:
*** Uriah Heep - Midwest Fireworkd -
Deerfield, Ohio 2001 by Iain Barnes; photos by Alexias L.C. Burnette:
*** Uriah Heep (1997) and Ken Hensley &
Live Fire (2007) in Prague, Czech Republic, all by Ales Muzika:
*** German fan Manfred added a lot of
historical Heep clippings to his website. Thanks for sharing, Manfred.
Click here to see all of it:
*** Read this 6-page 1974 Circus article
with stunning pictures in high resolution format, thanks to Hilco
Arendshorst from the Netherlands:
From the latest Dutch tour, fans party and gig (by
- Have scans of Heep ticket stubs?
Please send them to email@example.com . This 1985 one was sent by Eddy
Bewsher and is from Trevor Bolder's homeland, Hull (UK):
- Authorized Uriah Heep Merchandise can be found through the following
** Uriah Heep Official Store:
** Wake the Sleeper Special Collector?s
MORE HEEP... AND RELATED!
- Lots of interesting stuff has been added to the "Classic Uriah Heep Blog"
lately, be sure to pay a visit:
- Check this rare video showing Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie) and The
Spiders From Mars (featuring Heep's Trevor Bolder on bass) performing a
live cover of Chuck Berry's "Around and Around" with special guest Jeff
Beck on lead guitar (and talk box):
- Check on the following link an interview with Ken Hensley done by the
webmasters of the KK Downing (Judas Priest) website while Ken stayed over
in Finland in October 2008:
(thanks to Tapio Minkkinen).
- New Ken Hensley live dates in Russia, Holland, Germany and Czech
Republic announced at
(click on "Tour Dates"), and there's more to come.
- John Lawton also announces gigs in Brazil, Germany and Bulgaria soon.
Check them out at
- Billy Squier is going to return in 2009, with a full tour, and his band
will include Mark Clarke, ex-Heep bassist (Mark has appeared on numerous
Billy albums and tours). Thanks to Kevin Julie for the info.
- Listen to Italian band Kimera playing a cover of Heep's "July Morning"