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- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
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
July 29 - Piata Centrala, Open Air, Zalau, Romania
July 31 - Il Molo, Tarracina (near Rome), Italy
Aug 10 - Wrightegaarden, Langesund, Norway
Aug 24 - Seepark Linzgau, Pfullendorf, Germany
Aug 25 - Stadtsaal Feldkirchen, Feldkirchen, Austria
Sept 8 - Cover Festival, Plock, Poland
All details, tickets info, phone numbers:
http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/livedates.php

- Check tomorrow (July 20th) instant mobile phone pictures from the Heep gig at The Tall Ships' Races in Kotka, Finland!  They will be uploaded by Tapio "don't tell my wife my new mobile phone cost that much!" Minkkinen here:
http://www.kuvaboxi.fi/julkinen/26e8e+tapiom-tsr07.html .

- Photos and reports from the GuilFest, that happened last weekend (July 15th) in the UK can be seen here:
http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/guilfest07/index.php .  Also photos from the July 6th gig in St. Polten, Austria: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/stpolten2007/album/index.html , as well as the Iselder, Germany gig on July 7th: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/iselder2007/album/index.html .

- Uriah Heep will be playing the Burg Herzerg festival in Germany on July 21st.  It's a very interesting festival as Colosseum (with ex-Heep member Mark Clarke on bass and ex-David Byron's Rough Diamond guitarist Clem Clempson) will play just before The Heep.  Find an interesting interview with Mark here:
http://dmme.net/interviews/clarke.html , and a current photo of the band here: http://www.handmadeconcerts.de/COLOSSEUM/index.html .  On the next day an all-star band will perform with Clem Clempson and singer/guitar player Miller Anderson (ex-Keef Hartley Band with Gary Thain).  More details at http://www.burgherzberg-festival.de/index_d.html .

- Some great Uriah Heep live pics taken in 1977 by Bjarne Kjell Andersen :
http://www.kellmusic.com/images/musicalbum1/index.html .  Thanks to Jenny Persson for the tip.

- Coincidences... or not!  Clicking here:
http://www.dangerousage.com/bsscover.html you'll see an article on the famous cover artwork for ELP's "Brain Salad Surgery" album, based on H.R. Giger's painting and designed by Fabio Nicoli.  Fabio also designed the "Uriah Heep Live" ("Live 73") album cover.  The article was written by Ioannis, who happens to be the designer of the new Heep album's cover!!  By the way, an interview with Ioannis will be made next weekend by Dave White and uploaded to Uriah-Heep.com anytime next week... stay tuned!

- Trevor Bolder has played bass on the song "Forever" by the band Innersylum.  Check it out at Trevor's MySpace page:
http://www.myspace.com/trevorbolder .  Innersylum's page is at http://www.myspace.com/innersylum .

- Some videoclips showing The Gods featuring Russell Gilbrook can be found at YouTube: "Fire In The Hole" (
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZrIs4PjE7Q ) and "Diamond Revolver Party" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOPbFhCQYZA ).  Of course it is not the same The Gods as the one that once included Lee Kerslake (and Ken Hensley and Paul Newton).  Find more about them here: http://www.thegentlemenofdistortedsound.com and http://www.myspace.com/gentlemenofdistortedsound .  Thanks to Taasan for the info.

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MORE HEEP... AND RELATED!
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- Heepvention 2008 news!  A fantastic and stunningly beautiful venue with a big stage was secured.  Lots of entertainment is planned and any musicians wanting to take part in the Heepster Jam, please mail your interest via the official Heepvention 08 site.  Also available there are the definitive dates and ticket ordering facilities, plus venue's pics:
http://www.heepvention2008.com .

- The Sheepvention (originally called Sheepmarket), happening on October 13th, has over 100 confirmed subscribers now!  Act fast if you still want to get your VIP ticket (including the afternoon party, a "Heep & Greet", a Quiz with great Heepy prizes, a Heepy dinner and the full gig).  Gig only tickets are 15 euro.  Check
http://www.rentrock.nl/sheepmarket2007 .  The Sheepvention welcomes John Lawton, Circle of Hands, and We Are Not Queen.  The event is organised by a joint venture consisting of Evert Achterberg ( http://www.uriahheep-discography.com ), Jos "The Mighty" Min, Jan "Roryheep" Hoogland, and Louis "UH.com webmaster" Rentrop.  A sleepless day is promised!

- John Lawton arrived yesterday in Rotterdam, Holland to record the first set of vocals for the On The Rocks debut CD.  These recordings will happen till July 24th.  Also, John will play some gigs in Russia soon: July 29th in Kaliningrad and July 30th in Moscow.  Details at John's page in MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/johnlawtonmusic .  A brand new interview with John is now available at the Universal Wheels site: http://www.travellersintime.com/UniversalWheels/Index.html .

- Photos and reports from Ken Hensley & Live Fire's recent sold out gig at the Ilovaarirock festival (6,000 people attending!) can be found at
http://www.ken-hensley.com (check the Live Reports section there).  A new interview with Ken conducted by Jeb Wright for the Classic Rock Revisited site is available here: http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/Interviews07/KenHensley07.htm .

- At the Bronze Records website (
http://www.bronzerecords.co.uk/ ) Gerry Bron has made comments on each Heep album released by the label.  Beware of the cynical lines as always!  The historical anecdotes section is very interesting though.


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