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If you've got any hot news, gossip or even a rumour about your band, your favoutire artist, or from your nearest rock 'n' roll club drop us a line and it may appear on this page! Our email: info@rockabillybash.com

Don't forget to check it out every week, as the news are always coming in!




Wanda Jackson Show on Jan. 11 is cancelled

08 January 2009
Old timey rock chick Wanda Jackson has canceled her January 11 performance at the Rhythm Room due to a family emergency. The 71-year-old Oklahoma native is known as "The Queen of Rockabilly" once dated Elvis Presley... before setting down with a IBM programmer named Wendell. Refunds are available through The Rhythm Room or Ticketmaster....

Elvis birthday marathon

07 January 2009
Elvis Presley would have turned 74 on Thursday.

WLSC-AM 1240 will pay tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll with a marathon of all-Elvis programming from midnight tonight until 7 p.m Thursday, including his big hits and some obscure recordings.

According to Banana Jack Murphy, station owner, Elvis recorded more than 700 song by the time of his death at age 42 in...

Lee Rocker on the road again

07 January 2009
After an eventful 2008, Lee Rocker is back to kick in the new year, and as always, it involves the road! So to start off, Lee will be playing in San Jose and San Francisco, Ca.

Also Lee and the Stray Cats will be spending much of February 2009 Down Under (Australia), and at least one show in New Zealand in March. For more information...

New cd from Daryl Haywood Combo

04 January 2009
Finnish rockabilly band Daryl Haywood Combo has a new release coming out in the end of January from Empire records. It's called "I'm gonna Get Away!" and it will follow the band's first release both in style and material, which will be mostly their own!...

Steel guitarist, writer, producer Walter Haynes dies at 80

03 January 2009
Steel Guitar Hall of Famer Walter Haynes, who also wrote and produced hit country music songs, died Jan. 1 in Tyler, Texas. He was 80, and was known for his work with Jimmy Dickens, Del Reeves, The Everly Brothers, Jeanne Pruett and numerous others.

“When you heard Walter play on things like Jimmy Dickens’ ‘We Could,’ the tone was just so beautiful,” said broadcaster, musician...

First Russian rock'n'roll movie

02 January 2009
First rock'n'roll movie appeared on Russian screen on the 24th of December, 2008. It is called "Stilyagi" ("Swing Kids"), but it also has another festival name - "Boogie Bones".

It is not really a historically true story, but the way Russians see the culture of 1950's and rock'n'roll in combination with Russian regime. That makes it even more funny, interesting and exciting. The main character...

Re-orientation of Really Rockabilly

29 December 2008
We would like to inform you that we have moved now to a new location and changed our name to Rockabilly Bash. The good news is that the website has still the same layout and the same information. Annushka has stayed on Really Rockabilly that will be changed into promotional website of Raucous Records. We had some discussions recently and some of us wanted the website...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you from Really Rockabilly

25 December 2008
Hello all our participations and just Really Rockabilly fans!

From the bottom of our rockin' hearts we wish you a Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year!

Next year will bring major changes to our website: it will gonna move to another location, change a bit its name and some more other things are coming... but, generally, it will be the same.. maybe even...

Ponderosa Stomp 2009 Line-Up Announced

21 December 2008
Even as staffers of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival book bands for their upcoming 40th festival, producers of a simultaneous event have announced a line-up of obscure rockabilly, soul, funk, gospel, blues, rhythm & blues and garage rock.

The eighth Ponderosa Stomp, scheduled for April 28-29 at the House of Blues, features Wanda Jackson, Dale Hawkins, James Burton, Dan Penn and Bobby...

Brenda Lee spreads Christmas cheer

20 December 2008
Brenda Lee began her recording career at 11 years old and is still going strong at 64 with the Brenda Lee Christmas Show. You can see the living legend perform this Saturday night (20th of December) at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. in York.

Lee's single "I'm Sorry" hit No. 1 during the summer of 1960, and her 1958 song...

Graham Nash, the Crickets, Los Lobos and more to perform at Buddy Holly tribute

18 December 2008
Graham Nash, Tommy Allsup, the Crickets, Bobby Vee, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Joe Ely and Wanda Jackson will perform Feb. 2 at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake in a "50 Winters Later" concert to honor the 50th anniversary of the 1959 Winter Dance Party tour starring Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and...

School kids to perform with Bobby Vee

14 December 2008
More than 100 children from Robert Frost Elementary School will perform when Bobby Vee presents his holiday program "Up North December" at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Great Hall of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science.

In February 1959, a 15-year-old Bobby Vee stepped on stage and into the spotlight in Moorhead, Minn., as a last-second fill-in for Buddy Holly after Holly, Richie Valens...

Bettie Page RIP

12 December 2008
Pin up icon Bettie Page passed away on Thursday evening, 12 December (6:41pm PST) in Kindred Hospital, Los Angeles, where she has been on a life support machine since 2 December. 10 days ago she suffered a heart attack from which she could not recover....

Elvis Presley Plane Up For Auction

11 December 2008
A 1962 Lockheed Jetstar formerly owned by Elvis Presley will go up for bidding in Nevada next week during the 35th annual Las Vegas Collector Car Auction.

Set for Dec. 19 and 20, the event takes place at the South Point Hotel and Casino, with Elvis’ plane being featured alongside two high-end automobiles owned by Wayne Newton — a 1982 Mercedes-Benz and a 2001...

Bettie Page is criticly ill

08 December 2008
Bettie Page has been admitted to hospital after suffering a heart attack. She is currently in a critical state, and placed in intensive care.


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The Domestic Bumblebees on Swedish TV

07 December 2008
The Swedish rock'n'roll band "The Domestic Bumblebees" will appear comin' Tuesday (December 9th) on Swedish TV (SVT1)at 9 pm. The program is called "Dom kallar oss artister", where the band gonna back up Howlin' Pelle from The Hives on a song called "A Little More For A Little You".
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New book from Royal Crown Review

07 December 2008
The newest book of drummer Daniel from swing band Royal Crown Revue "The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming" was released in November. It is guided tour through the musical era that birthed rock and roll, soul, funk and hip hop.
Eight years in the making, the book was co-written with legendary funk drummer Zoro (Lenny Kravitz/Bobby Brown), and is being released by Alfred Publishing.

The RockIt Roost ignores recession and opens on Black Friday

02 December 2008
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 600 points Monday when it was announced that the Federal Reserve had officially declared the country was in a recession, and had been for at least a year. Three days earlier on the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, Hanah Reed opened the doors to her new pin-up/tattoo culture clothing and accessories store, “a retro boutique...

Ace Cannon is joining the state Music Hall of Fame

02 December 2008
Ace Cannon will soon join Jimmie Rodgers, Leontyne Price, Lance Bass, Marty Stuart and Hartley Peavey and many more as a member of the Mississippi Music Hall of Fame.

The official induction ceremony will be held Dec. 9 at the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Methodist Corner.

Cannon began recording for Sun Records in Memphis in the 1950s with the Bill...

'50s pinup girl image adds some bebop to senior art exhibit of artist Palin

30 November 2008
June Cleaver may be the image of the perfect woman in 1950s baseball-and-apple pie America.

But for artist Saschelle Palin, a graduating senior art student at Midwestern State University, it’s those sassy, cherry red-lipped pinup girls from the ’50s that really made an impression on her, so much so that they’re the focus of her graduating senior art exhibit.

Her exhibit of fun, flirty...
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