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It's Russell Gilbrook's birthday today as he was born on 17th May 1964, so...
happy birthday Russ!
- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
May 27 - Laugardalshöll Music Hall, Reykjavík, Iceland
July 6 - Lovely Days Festival, Saint Polten, Austria
July 7 - Open Air, Peine (near Hannover), Germany
July 8 - Citadell, Oradea, Romania
July 14 - Rowlit, Parainen, Finland
July 15 - GuilFest, Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey, UK
July 20 - Meripäivät, Kotka, Finland
July 21 - Open air, Breitenbach, Germany
July 26 - Keitelejazz, Äänekoski (north of Jyvaskyla), Finland
July 27 - Club Umpitunneli, Tornio (north of Oulu), Finland
July 28 - Vauhtiajot, Seinäjoki, Finland
Aug 10 or 11 - Wrightegaarden, Langesund, Norway
Sept 8 - Cover Festival, Plock, Poland
All details, tickets info, phone numbers:
- Last weekend we uploaded photos from
the Uriah Heep gig at the Maisel Festival in Bayreuth, Germany before,
during and after the concert itself, thanks to Tapio Minkkinen and Peter
Weber. Check the photos here:
. Included is a pic of Mick "The Wizard" Box supposedly making a glass of
- Time to vote for Heep! It's very simple, and important... just go to
the following URL (UK Music Week), type "Uriah Heep" and click on "Vote
. Check the number of radio stations involved on the right side bar (it
means we can get a good promotion for The Heep by getting the band a large
number of votes!). But please run as the voting ends tomorrow, May
18th!!! Thanks to Mike "The Islander" Taylor.
- Check here Mick Box's own favourite songs, as listed by Planet Rock
. Thanks to Graham "I'm tired of tyres" Hulme.
- An interview with Bernie Shaw was published on the German ?Rheinpfalz?
newspaper. Check it out here:
. Thanks to Renate "The Webmistress" Fischer of SOT.
- Union Square Music will release a 3-CD Uriah Heep compilation this month.
More news soon at
MORE HEEP... AND RELATED!
- The Lee Kerslake personal items auction is going live tonight and it
will run for 10 days! Please check eBay (
http://www.ebay.com ) for some very
special items coming directly from Lee's personal collection, with 6
different tour jackets available... open for bids pretty soon!
- Also, only 2 days left for the latest edition of the "Shirt Off My Back"
auction, including items donated by Mick Box: two signed posters from the
Rockin' 70's gig, one set of Russell's signature sticks, and a signed
backstage pass! Funds in benefit of the Cancer Research UK (
). More details here:
http://www.mick-box.net/ . Direct link
to the auction:
- These are the final two weeks for the chance to leave messages in Lee
Kerslake's guestbook. The band will be printing them off and sending them
to Lee soon, so be sure you've gotten to say what you wanted to. We will
be removing the guestbook on the 1st of June. Direct link:
- From Melodicrock.com: "Koyaanisqatsy is a slick, professional, and
bombastic instrumental progressive metal band that uses the unique
approach of fusing their compositions with classical influences from the
romantic period. Their music is a mesmerizing balance of lush, subtle
passages and hard-hitting virtuosity that is both intelligent and
emotional. Their name 'Koyaanisqatsy' come from the language of the
Hopi-Indians and means 'Crazy Life', 'Out Of Balance'. Even the British
cult rock band Uriah Heep used the song Overture 3030 as their opening
song on their "Unplugged Tour 2006". Koyaanisqatsy is finally available
for download only at:
The commercial download includes cover artwork, liner notes, full
biography and the complete story book!".
- On the German "Breakout" magazine (
) a recent interview with Ken Hensley and a review of "Blood On The
Highway" were published, all very positive! For an update on the new
album release, and the very special CD launch concert in Hamburg, Germany
on May 22nd (featuring Glenn Hughes, John Lawton, Jorn Lande, Eve Gallagher
& Ken Hensley, plus full band and orchestra!), go to
. "Blood On The Highway" is already available for pre-ordering, links
available on the News page of the site.
- Heepvention 2008 in Spain, the update! Alan Keetley and John Lawton are
trying to get enough feedback from those who plan on attending, to see if
they're going on with the project. So, if it's your case, please go to
- A list with the next John Lawton gigs can be found either at his
official site (
) or his MySpace page (
). Good news also is that the basic tracks (drums, bass and keyboards)
for the upcoming On The Rocks (
) album featuring John on vocals and Jan Dumée (ex-Focus) on guitar have
been recently recorded in Brazil. The guitars are being recorded in
Holland as we speak, and next will be the vocals! The CD is due out in
the second half of this year.
- John Sloman is the special
guest at the Mostly Autumn tour in the Netherlands, happening between
today and Sunday. For tour dates info and an exclusive interview with
John where he even speaks about his time with The Heep, please follow this