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- Uriah Heep played in front of 30,000 people just before the football
match between VFB Stuttgart and Hamburger SV at the Gottlieb-Daimler
Stadium.  The band performed "Lady In Black"and "Easy Livin'".  Photos from
this performance as well as from other German concerts can be found here:
http://www.moreheep.com/germany2003/ .  Next German tour dates:
** Uriah Heep on tour with Blue Íyster Cult **
Dec 13 - Tuttlingen - Germany - Neue Stadthalle
Dec 14 - Lichtenfels - Germany - Stadthalle
Dec 16 - Nurnburg - Germany - Lowensaal
Dec 18 - Stuttgart - Germay - Filharmonie Filderstadt
Dec 19 - Nordenham - Germany - Nordenham Stadthalle

- Before touring Germany, The Heep were in Scandinavia, Finland and Estonia
together with Deep Purple.  On Friday 21st November, in Helsinki, there was
a pre-show meeting for fans of Purple and Heep at the London Pub.  The
event was arranged by Tapio Minkkinen/The HeepFiles
(http://www.heepfiles.net) and Perfect Strangers Of Finland - the Official
Finnish Deep Purple Fan Club (http://www.psof.fi), and happened before the
actual gig at the Icehall venue.  Also, John Lawton was there as a special
guest for Five Fifteen's gig at the aftershow party at the On The Rocks
club.  A similar schedule of events apparently also happened in Tallin,
Estonia.  For complete details, plenty of photos, reviews and setlists,
please visit this page: http://www.saunalahti.fi/~htapiom/dptour.htm
(thanks to Tapio Minkkinen for the info).

- Pictures from the Aarhus (Denmark) gig can be seen here:
http://www.metal-coven.dk/uriah_heep_aarhus_galleri.htm (thanks to Andreas
L. Olesen of Metal Coven.dk).

- In the beginning of next year, The Heep will be playing in The
Netherlands, the land of the wooden boots and the colorful money.  Another
"Heep In" event is being organized prior and after the February 6th concert
at the Boerderij in Zoetermeer, and within 24 hours it was sold out!  Check
out the details here: http://www.moreheep.com/heepin2004/heepin.htm .  Now
they are selling tickets at 3 Euros each for the "Heep In" at the Podium in
Hardenberg on Saturday February 7th.  Tickets to be given only at the door
on the night.  You'll get a laminate pass (also a collector's
item!).  Doors open at 17.00 (for "Heep In" guests only).  Programme: Heep
'n Beer ++ Rare Heep videos screening ++ Heep karaoke ++ Heep
DVD/CD and memorabilia raffle ++ "Meet & Greet" with the band after the
soundcheck.  Send your name or names to louis@uriah-heep.com .  There's
limited space, so don't hesitate... subscribe now!  Please note: you also
need to have a concert ticket in order to buy a ticket for the "Heep
In".  More details: http://www.moreheep.com/heepin2004/heepinhardenberg.htm
Dutch Uriah Heep gigs in 2004!
http://people.zeelandnet.nl/uriahboz/dutch.htm
Feb 6 2004 - Boerderij, Zoetermeer - support: Sinister Purpose
Feb 7 2004 - Podium, Hardenberg
Feb 8 2004 - Weert

- Thanks to all who sent us photos and reviews from The Magician's Birthday
Party 2003 event!  They can be found here:
http://www.classicrockproductions.com/heepclub2003.html .  Also available
are all the setlists of all gigs.

- Soon to be released: a 5-CD Uriah Heep Anthology, the substitute for the
now deleted "Time Of Revelation" 4-CD boxset!  Don't throw in the garbage
your old sets though, as there are some stuff there that won't be available
anywhere anymore!  On this new set, some never released material is
expected to be eventually appear... Besides, brand new Special Deluxe
Edition Re-Remastered versions of the "Sweet Freedom" and "Wonderworld"
albums are being prepared now for a release some time next year!

- On the following video, Mick Box speaks about his Finnish Ruokangas
Guitar.  It was broadcasted on Friday November 21st in MTV3 Finland's "10
O'Clock News" to a million watchers:
http://media.almamedia.fi/id/34455.rm?bitratemax=0 (Real Media).  And
another video was broadcasted twice in MTV3 Finland's "Breakfast Show" on
Wednesday November 26th to more than 600,000 watchers:
http://media.almamedia.fi/id/34649.rm?bitratemax=0 (Real Media).  Thanks
to Tomi Lindblom of MTV3 News.

- An interview/chat with Lee Kerslake, before the Heep gig in Oslo in
November, can be heard here: http://www.metalexpress.no/ (go to the
interviews section).  Thanks to Stig G. Nordahl of Metal Express for the info.

- There will be 1 hour live music from Uriah Heep on radio in Sweden in the
beginning of next year.  The featured recordings were taken from Heep's
concert at the Sweden Rock Festival this year.  Station: P4-live; Date:
February 14th 2004; Time: 20:03-21:00 (thanks to Lennart Samuelsson for the
info).

- World's Best Band poll update!  The Heep is now in #10 with 1,295
votes!!!  Nirvana, Kiss and even Beatles were beaten!  Next one in line...
Pink Floyd!  So, if you have not yet voted, now it's
time:  http://fredag.dagbladet.no/fredag/2003/07/25/374214.html (thanks to
Egil Bokn and Yvonne Bj÷rkholm Norrbacka).

- An article/review of the Heep's classic album "Look At Yourself" has been
just posted on the "Sea of Tranquility" website:
http://www.seaoftranquility.org/sections.php?op==viewarticle&artid=T
(thanks to Pete Pardo for the info).

- A Brazilian Heepstress called Katia Pardini is organizing the new
Brazilian Uriah Heep Fan Club.  A website will be up and running shortly,
but those who are interested in joining the fan club can get in touch with
her at katiarock@hotmail.com .

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- The new Spearfish CD, "Back, For The Future", featuring special guest
Mick Box on guitar, is now available for orders from
http://www.swedenrock.com/swedenrockshop .  Hurry to get the limited 2 CD
version!

- Stay On Top - The German Fan Club of Uriah Heep, will commemorate it's
20th Anniversary (1984-2004) next year!  A very special event is being
organized in Hamburg, Germany.  Here's the schedule of events:
* September 23th 2004 - Markthalle, Hamburg: concert featuring Lana Lane &
Erik Norlander (they will play their version of "Weep in Silence", as they
did on the new tribute CD to Uriah Heep's music, "A Return to
Fantasy").  More info about them can be found at http://www.lanalane.com
and http://www.eriknorlander.com .  Support: Milo, the band of Max Dawson
(who played with John Lawton and Steve Dunning last year in Brilon), vocals
by Kathrin Elfman, who is also the label owner of Twilighttracks, the
publisher of the "Salisbury Live" video set.
* September 24th and 25th 2004: John Lawton Band and Ken Hensley Band on
both days with a lot of special guests, some sessions are planned with Lana
and Erik and Easy Livin' (the German cover of Uriah Heep).
Tickets for all 3 days: 50,00 ? (VIP Ticket); Tickets for Friday and
Saturday: 35,00 ? (VIP Ticket); Tickets just for Thursday: 18,00 ?; Tickets
for Friday or Saturday: each day 20,00 ?.  More info soon at
http://www.uriahheep.de (thanks to Oliver Lange of Stay On Top & SyLa-Event
GbR for the details).

- The new issue of the "Times!" magazine, number 43 (published by Stay On
Top), is out now!  76 pages of full Heepsteria, and more!  For details and
to subscribe to the Fan Club and receive the magazine, please go to
http://www.stay-on-top.de .  Become a Stay On Topper too, and help the
cause!  A flyer can be downloaded from:
http://www.rena.onlinehome.de/SOT/sot-flyer.html .

- Some soundbits and the lyrics from Ken Hensley's new album, "The Last
Dance", have been included on the album's page at
http://www.ken-hensley.com (just follow the "Discography" link on the menu,
and then click on the album's name).  Also, all the ordered limited edition
CDs have been now sent, so if you haven't received your copy yet you will
be getting it pretty soon!  A reviews section will be up in the site soon.

- Ken Hensley has accepted an invitation to play at a private, corporate
show in Moscow on Boxing Day (December 26th), so he'll be arriving in
Moscow on Christmas Day.  It sounds like a White Christmas this year!  In
addition, soon at the website new tourdates for next year will be
announced... stay tuned!

- Now confirmed: a 2-CD David Byron Anthology with unreleased material will
be out in the coming future.  This has nothing to do with the "Lost &
Found" 2-CD set, which only comprised Byron Band material.  This new
anthology will cover David's whole career, and will include never ever
released material!  Tracklisting soon to be available at
http://www.terrapinmusic.com .

- "One Over The Eight", the first John Lawton's Gunhill album, is out of
print but is now available in downloadable version at
http://www.johnlawtonband.com .  This is a digital release complete with
the artwork for the person who gets it., the complete album in full CD
quality (a 50MB download), for the price 4 Pounds, payable through Paypal.

- On November 10th 2003, Chris Catena, an Italian rock singer with almost
20 years of experience in the Italian rock and hard rock scene, released
his debut solo album "Freak Out!" and also the "Freak Out Tonight" single
on IMR Records, both being exclusively distributed by Frontiers
Records.  Featured on this CD is John Lawton with duet vocals on "It's A
Long Way To Go".  Other guests are: Glenn Hughes, Bruce Kulick, Tony
Franklin, Tommy Aldridge, Eric Singer, Myron Dove, Dave Meniketti, Doug
Wimbish, Virgil Donati, John Taylor, Stephen Ferrone, Chester Thompson,
Jeff Scott Soto, Chuck Wright, Vitalij Kuprij, Micky Moody, Bernie Marsden,
Kelly Simonz, Johnny Olhin, Nobby, Stevie Salas, Al Kooper and many
others!  Album samples available exclusively at
http://www.glennhughesitalia.com (thanks to Robert Cosentino for the info).

- Trivia time... some "old" live photos can be found here:
http://www.shadowfire.de/cgi-bin/page.pl?kenhensley20020613 (Ken Hensley &
Free Spirit live 2002, thanks to Harrie Hendriksen)
http://www.shadowfire.de/cgi-bin/page.pl?uriahheep20011216 (Uriah Heep live
2001, thanks to Harrie Hendriksen)
http://www.shadowfire.de/cgi-bin/page.pl?uriahheep20020824 (Uriah Heep live
2002, thanks to Harrie Hendriksen)
http://members.home.nl/arendshorst.1/page17.html (Hensley Lawton Band live
2001, thanks to Hilco Arendshorst)
http://home.optonet.no/kberg/heep/webarkiv/
(these are really old Heep pics from the 70s!  Thanks to Kjell Erik)

- Colosseum has re-reformed with Mark Clarke on bass guitar.  Their new
studio album, "Tomorrow's Blues", was released:
http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B0000CE9X6.03.LZZZZZZZ.jpg .  Here are
some photos from the recording sessions:
http://www.temple-music.com/public_html/images/colosseum/ (thanks to Taasan
for the links).

- Stella Hensley has a new website up and running, check it out:
http://www.stellahensley.com .  She has finished her new CD, "Strong", for
which she was joined by guitarist John Wright.

- Trevor Hensley has been presenting on his recent gigs songs from both his
latest album, "The Other Side of a Sixpence", as well as from his next one
(yet to be released), to be called "Step Off The Wheel".  For news and live
dates, please visit his website at http://www.trevorhensley.com .

 

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