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http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/heepnews.php .


- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
26 March - Viking Cinderella Boat, Stockholm-Mariehamm, Sweden
06 September - The Olympia, Paris, France <=== RESCHEDULED!!!
All details, tickets info, phone numbers:

- A new message from Mick Box:
"Well it is a slow start to our touring schedule this year which is something we really did not want, as we wanted to keep the momentum going that we had with the 2008 European Tour.  To say we are disappointed that the USA  tour for the early part of 2009 did not materialise would be a huge understatement, but our agent in Los Angeles and New York are still pursuing all the possibilities and hopefully something will come of it.  The reaction to WTS worldwide has been terrific and better than we could have possibly imagined, however the music business has gone through a massive change over the last few years and with the advent of the credit crunch it has hit the world for a six.  We are confident we can weather the storm and slowly we are putting dates in for this year as we are staying positive and heading toward our 40th Anniversary.  I am sure there will be many exciting things ahead and we really want to hit the road and play as many shows as we can.  Thanks as always for your continued support and you know just how much we appreciate that.
'Appy days!

- Uriah Heep will be the featured guest on the USA nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" on Wednesday night February 18, 2009 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET.  Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Mick Box from the band at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).  For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to
http://www.RocklineRadio.com .  This show will be streamed for two weeks on the Rockline website beginning the afternoon after broadcast.

- Check here a brand new photo of Mick Box with Heep's first drummer Alex Napier, recently taken in Holmfirth, UK:
http://www.mick-box.net/halloffame/index.asp .

- Uriah Heep live in 1983 in Speyer, Germany:
http://www.rentrock.nl/uriahheep/Uriah%20Heep%201983%20Speyer%20Germany%20-%20Thanks%20to%20Frank%20Scheuermann/album/index.html .  Thanks to Frank Scheuermann.  More rarities and trivia available here: http://classicheep.blogspot.com/ .

- The new Heep Quiz will end on February 15th.  It seems to be one for the real diehard Heepsters!  So far there is not one above 4.6 points (best being Andreas Schultz).  Wanna try?  Here it is:
http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/heepquiz2009.php .

- Trivia time...  Look for the rooster... and Heep! 
http://bencastle.com/chicken/ .

- Authorized Uriah Heep Merchandise can be found through the following links:
** Uriah Heep Official Store:
** Wake the Sleeper Special Collector's Edition Artwork:


- Mick Box has begun the 2009 series of "Shirt Off My Back" Auctions with a brand new website and a great array of prizes to be auctioned off in 3 back to back auctions beginning... Valentine's Day 14th February!  Please join us for this worthy cause, details here:
http://www.shirtoffmybackauctions.com .

- Trevor Bolder, Heep's bass player, is now confirmed to once again join Wishbone Ash on stage as a featured guest at their Shepherd's Bush Empire 40th Anniversary show on May 16th 2009.  Trevor joined temporarily Wishbone Ash in 1981 to record with them the album "Twin Barrels Burning" (and play on the subsequent tour), before returning to Uriah Heep in 1983.  More details here:
http://www.wishboneash.com/ .

- A brand new book about Gary Thain, ex-Heep bass player, is now out.  It is called "Gary Thain - Meister der tiefen Toenen" ("Gary Thain - Master of the deep tones"), and it was written by Sonja Wagner.  There are 300 hand signed books (by the author), and the e-mail address to order them is buchexpressversand@yahoo.de .  The price is 23,90 Euro plus post & package 3 Euro (Europe), 11 Euro (overseas, regular mail) or 18 Euro (overseas, priority mail).  Customers have to send their address, then they get the bank details where to pay (BIC and IBAN code).  Apart from that, books can also be ordered from
http://www.amazon.de .  Other details here: http://www.myspace.com/garythain .

- Also available is the stunning book "The 27s", which also features Gary Thain prominently.  There is a special discount being currently available for e-heep subscribers.  Just need to go to
http://www.the27s.com/ and use the code "thain27" while placing an order for the book.

- The band Norway, featuring their original vocalist Glenn Pieson, have recorded a new version of the classic Uriah Heep tune "The Wizard".  The song is available as a free download on their website:
http://www.norwayrocks.com/music.htm .

- Both The Gods albums (featuring Ken Hensley and Lee Kerslake) will be released in limited edition papersleeve format by EMI Music Japan on April 22nd this year: "Genesis" (1968) TOCP-70739 and "To Samuel A Son" (1969) TOCP-70740.  Thanks to Taasan for the info.

- Ken Hensley was recently interviewed by Simon Barrett on BlogTalkRadio.  Click here to listen to it:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Simon-Barrett/2009/02/06/The-Week-In-Reviews .  By the way, more live dates have been just announced on his website: http://www.ken-hensley.com .

- The John Lawton gigs in Brazil are about to start, click here for more details:
http://www.justaboutmusic.com .  The concerts will happen in São Paulo (Feb 12), Fortaleza (Feb 14), Rio de Janeiro (Feb 15) and Brasilia (Feb 16).

- On the latest issue of "Classic Rock Magazine" in the UK, Lucifer's Friend's "Ride The Sky" (featuring John Lawton) was included on their "Classic Rock Jukebox" feature: "If you like classic Purple, Rainbow or Heep, then you'll love this, the opening track on Lucifer's Friend's self-titled (and recently reissued) debut from '70 with John Lawton (later of Heep) on vox".  Thanks to Mike Taylor for the info.

- A new Moonstone Project album is coming in Spring 2009, called "Rebel On The Run".  It features guests like Ken Hensley (ex-Uriah Heep), Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Clive Bunker (ex-Jethro Tull), and more.  Details here:
http://www.moonstone.it .

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