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- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
July 6 - Lovely Days Festival, Saint Polten, Austria
July 7 - Open Air, Peine (near Hannover), Germany
July 13 - Masters of Rock Festival, Vizovice, Czech Republic
July 14 - Rock 'N' Rowlit, Parainen, Finland
July 15 - GuilFest, Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey, UK
July 20 - Tall Ships’ Races, 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: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/livedates.php

- Please notice that there were some small changes on the live dates above.  We'll keep an updated list on the website in any way.  One of the recent inclusions was the Masters of Rock Festival in the Czech Republic on July 13th, and by the way it is possible to vote for The Heep on their website, so let's go for it Heepsters:
http://www.mastersofrock.cz/www/index.php?votefor=318 .  Just scroll down and look for the list of bands on the right; then click on Heep's name.

- The original MySpace website for Uriah Heep has now moved to it's new home at
http://www.myspace.com/uheep .  Join us there from now on please... and if you were already subscribed, please re-subscribe to this new one as well as the old one will soon be deleted.

- A new 3-CD Uriah Heep compilation was released by Union Square Music.  It's a well put together package, and comprising Heep's career up to "Different World":
http://www.unionsquaremusic.co.uk/titlev4.php?ALBUM_ID=972&LABEL_ID=16 .

- Uriah Heep's "Look At Yourself" is featured on the July issue (#7/2007) of the Japanese magazine "Burrn!", with a 1/2 page on "The Legacy" column.  Thanks to Antonio Pirani for the info.

- Thanks to all of you who sent (through the website) your birthday greetings to Mick Box, Trevor Bolder and Bernie Shaw!  By the way, a note about Mick's birthday was posted on the Undercover website in Australia:
http://undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=2244 .

- These are the last two days of the latest Mick Box "Shirt Off My Back Auction" at eBay.  As always all proceeds go directly to the Cancer Research UK project - get your bids in now!  All details at
http://www.uriah-heep.com and http://www.mick-box.net .

- At
http://www.rentrock.nl/fotoboek/pic0.htm , the Uriah Heep rare pictures pages are expanding every day!  Do you know about pictures not listed yet but could be great additions?  Please let Louis know at louis@uriah-heep.com .

- On a sad note, Harald Vogt, the Heep merchandiser for several years, passed away on June 11th.  Mick Box speaks: "Harald had a big heart and would do anything for anybody even if it meant going out of his way.  He was one of life's characters and he will be sadly missed!  Our thoughts are with his lady Angela at this difficult time".


- The plans for Heepvention 2008 in Granada, Southern Spain are becoming stronger now, and it seems that besides John Lawton, other ex-Heep members will take part of it: Ken Hensley, Paul Newton and hopefully Keith Baker as well!  A (very well rehearsed) videoclip about HV08 showing organiser Alan Keetley and John can be watched here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T48MEaRzrF0 .  Frequent updates on HV08 available at http://www.heepvention2008.com and http://www.johnlawtonband.com/ .

- Find links to new reviews on Ken Hensley's "Blood On The Highway" CD at
http://www.ken-hensley.com ("News" section), as well as reports and photos from the recent live dates, including some reports written by Ken himself.  Available at the "News" section are also details on the very special limited edition package, that also includes a double DVD!  Finally, Glenn Hughes will be Ken's special guest on this year's edition of the Ken Hensley Summer Party!  The concert will happen in Gressvik, Norway on August 4th (details at the Tour Dates page on the site).

- John Lawton's On The Rocks band is currently recording their debut album, as previously announced.  All guitars, keyboards, bass and drums parts are now ready, and John's vocals will be recorded in the second half of July in Holland.  All lyrics and vocal melodies are now ready!  More details soon at
http://www.otr-band.co.uk/ .  On the June issue (#250) of the Brazilian magazine "Rock Brigade" a 1-page article on the band was published.

- The October 13th Uriah sHeep Market
www.rentrock.nl/sheepmarket2007/  is going very well.  Tickets sales are running fast!  We have some great surprises for you... Circle of Hands (Heep tribute band) and John Lawton will give us something really special... more to come!

- Videoclips showing John Lawton with The Les Humphries Singers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_okB0t1TuY ("Mexico"), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=283joYpKrwY and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUuDWPbEig0 ("Sing Sang Song", Eurovision song contest), and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR5MHHGhyBA ("Mama Loo").  Thanks to Harrie Hendriksen for the links.

- A clip showing John Sloman recently performing at the P60 in Amstelveen, Holland was posted on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrLYxHLLkR8 (that's an old song that John has re-visited, called "The Other Side of Love").  Also available is an old clip where John is featured with Lone Star live in 1977, years before he joined Heep: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y9QpRpV4rY (John was only 19 then!).  Thanks to Phil Sloman for the info.

- The Italian band Wicked Minds is very much influenced by Heep.  The band was interviewed and talked about Uriah Heep, check it out here:
http://www.wickedminds.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=2 .  Thanks to Evert Achterberg for the info.

- Besides Tesla, another North American band has recently recorded a version of Heep's "Stealin'", No Hassle.  You can listen to their version here:
http://www.myspace.com/nohassletheband .

- John Wetton & Asia have just released their new live album called "Fantasia: Live In Tokyo".  Detailed info can be found here:
http://www.eaglerockent.com/e-cards/AsiaFantasia/index.htm .  The DVD version (with the same name) will be released soon.  A new studio CD with unreleased songs is being prepared, and the official Asia autobiography "Heat of the Moment" is out now as well: http://www.oneshoprock.com/products.asp?id=108&Cat=ASIA+Gift+Shop&SubCat=Books&SubCatID=69 .

- John Gallen was Heep's assistant engineer, then engineer and finally producer between 1976 (High And Mighty) and 1980 (Conquest).  Besides that, he worked with several other artists during the same period and after that, up to this day.  For complete details, please go to his website at
http://www.johngallen.com/ .  A very cool pic showing Gallen with Mick Box, Ken Hensley and Chris Slade can be seen on the "Pictures" page there.

- A long time ago, Trevor Bolder replaced Tony Visconti as the bass player for David Bowie's band, years before he joined The Heep for the very first time.  Tony has recently released his autobiography, "Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy", check it out here:
http://www.tonyvisconti.com/news/index.shtml .

- Dave White, one of Heep's webmasters and a guitar player influenced by a certain Mr. Box, is recording with keyboard player Alex Falcone (of Uriah Heep tribute band Sweet Lorraine:
http://www.sweet-lorraine.com/ ) on his soon to be released CD titled "Alex Falcone AphasiA".  The CD will feature artists such as James Christian (House Of Lords), Kee Marcello (Europe), Alessandro Lotta (Rhapsody), James Thompson (Joe Cocker, Zucchero), Walter Pod (Madsword), Mark Lee Ziero (Heaven's Touch, Sin's Here), Stefano Caucich alias Mr. Rock (W.I.N.D), Stefano Simoni (Foxy Lady, Notturna), Dave White (John Lawton Band, Heepheads, http://www.davewhitemusic.com ), Sandra Brus (Kiss My Nash), Stephanie Rodrigues (Holy Grail), and many others.  All details are here: http://www.rockroyce.it/ .  Dave White has also launched his own MySpace site now at http://www.myspace.com/heepster1 and has *finally* resumed production on his own CD "One Left" which is recording all tracks during the month of June and July.

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