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The end of the tour for Stray Cats

11 September 2008
Due to Slim Jim's unfortunate fall at London's gig the last three shows in the UK and Ireland have been cancelled. These shows will not be rescheduelled.

Earlier on Slim' Jim's website there was a message with a small hope for the British fans, but now this hope is shattered.


Tragic Death of Eric Laufer (from The Two Timin' Four)

05 September 2008
Eric Laufer (the lead vocalist of Austin band The Two Timin' /Three/ Four) was killed on the way home by a "hit-and-run" driver.

The motorcycle was traveling northbound at the time of the crash. It happened around 4 a.m. Thursday, just east of Burnet Road on U.S. 183. Police say they found the man's body on the elevated roadway and the motorcycle on the...

Legendary producer Wexler is dead

17 August 2008
US record producer Jerry Wexler, who influenced the careers of singers including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and Bob Dylan, has died aged 91.

David Ritz, co-author of Mr Wexler's memoirs, said the producer passed away at his home in Sarasota, Florida.

Mr Wexler rose to fame as a partner in the influential Atlantic Records label with the late Ahmet Ertegun.

Press Release: Eddie Angel and Johnny Rabb - one night only!

16 August 2008
World famous rock and roll guitarist and area native Eddie Angel teams up with legendary area vocalist Johnny Rabb to perform an evening of hot-rod songs, frat-rock, rock and roll, and garage rock at the Lark Tavern (Albany, NY) on Friday, August 22nd.

Eddie Angel and Johnny Rabb regularly perform together as The Neanderthals on festival stages throughout the US and Europe, but their...

Last remaining member of Drifting Cowboys Band dies at 81

16 August 2008
Dom Helms, steel guitar player for Hank Williams's Drifting Cowboys
Band has died at the age of 81 at Nashville's Skyline Medical Center on Monday 11 August 2008. He suffered a heart attack. He not only played an important part in the sound of Hank Williams, but also was involved in recording classic tunes with such greats as Lefty Frizzell and Patsy Cline.

Viva Las Vegas Weekender line up announced!

10 August 2008
Linup for Viva Las Vegas Festival #12 (which will take place in Las Vegas on the 9-12 of April, 2009) is announced!

Stars of Rockabilly for the next year are Lew Williams, Johnny Powers, Alton and Jimmy, Don Woody, All Ferrier.

Rock'n'Roll Legends: Dale Hawkins, Charlie Gracie, Harvey Fuqua and Otis Williams.

Plus Dave and Deke Combo, Go Getters, Jack Rabbit Slim, Domestic...

Stop Staring!. The Leader of Rockabilly Clothing and Vintage Dresses...

09 August 2008
Stop Staring! invites all boutique buyers to MAGIC Marketplace at the Las Vegas Convention Center on August 25- 27th 2008. Come preview a beautiful fall & holiday contemporary dress collection by Stop Staring!

The collection of retro dresses is not to be missed by any boutiques that specialize in rockabilly clothinng and vintage inspired dresses! Stop Staring! has been worn by a countless #...

Rock 'n' Roll legends in London this Autumn

07 August 2008
Biggest stars of rock 'n' roll will appear live at the London's Forum this Automs as a part of the London Rock 'n' Roll Festival 2008. The dates spread from the last week in October to 20 November.

28th October will see performances from Jerry Lee Lewis backed by The Memphis Beats, Wanda Jackson backed by Wes McGhee & The London Partytimers and Linda...

Elvis Week kicks off Saturday

03 August 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Elvis Week, the annual Elvis celebration at the late superstar's home in Graceland, is scheduled to get underway on Aug. 9.

The nine-day event will feature several new activities and entertainment, including "Elvis, From Broadway to Memphis." This first-ever production will include a state-of-the-art, video-projected Elvis performing with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Broadway stars Leah Hocking, Austin Miller, 2007 Ultimate Elvis Tribute...

Red Hot & Blue Rockabilly Weekend program and line up

03 August 2008
The Red Hot & Blue Rockabilly Weekend is moving to Montreal!
For its 4th edition the Red Hot & Blue will be taking place from
August 28 to 31, featuring top DJs from Canada and Europe, assuring a constant flow of gone-wild music.

For those who are not the dancing type there will be free
dance lessons given by our friends at the Jive Studio...

Monthly "Vintage Sessions" in Munich, Germany

26 July 2008
From the beginning on July 3rd Chris Aaron (rock and blues guitarist) and some friends kicked off a series of monthly "Vintage Sessions" designed to bring together various generations of Rock'n'Roll musicians. The shows start at 8 pm every first Thursday of the month at the "Dance" club in Munich (Schützenstr. 8). Don't miss the next session on August
8th, featuring the legendary Steve Hooks on...

Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding

26 July 2008
An amusing newsitem from Danish television about Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding recording a new back-to-the-basics rock ‘n’ roll album in that country.
The newscrew caught them right in the middle of some serious technical problems. Nevertheless, the results are amazing, and both men agree that this album may well be their best album in years.
“The recording is just coming out fantastically”, Gordon...

Celebration of 50's - Blob Ball in Phoenixville tomorrow!

10 July 2008
AMC (American Movie Classics) is sending a film crew to document BlobFest and Blob Ball for a sci-fi special. In addition, the Boston Globe and WQED in Pittsburg are covering the event.

Steel City Coffee House, Tyler James Pub and The Rivers Rockabilly Trio are joining forces to create the biggest event to hit Phoenixville. The Blob Ball is a celebration of all things Blob,...

Glen Glenn surgery

10 July 2008
Glen Glenn had surgery on Monday evening to have his left Kidney removed. The doctors are very sure all the cancer has been removed. Now Glen is doing wonderfully well and hopefully will be home soon!...

Robert Gordon News

10 July 2008
Robert Gordon is a busy man these days. Following the success of the recent Elvis album, he will be back in the studio in July for a back-to-the-basics, tough rock ‘n’ roll record, in the spirit of his early RCA albums. His musical partner and close friend Chris Spedding will be playing on the album, as well as Detroit session- drummer Todd Glass and...

Out this month on CD

24 June 2008
Out this month on CD

1) Johnson Family - No Forwarding Address
2) Tommy Steele - Rock with the Caveman (2-CD)
3) Ben Cooper - Rockin'
4) Drugstore Cowboys - Chop Poker
5) Ryan Cain & The Chaotics - Cell Block Blues
6) Paul Ansell- Love Conquers All
7) Various Artists - Rock 'n' Roll Weekender Soundtrack
8) Al & The Black Cats - Givin'...

R.I.P. A Valley Icon - Buddy Long

21 June 2008
Mr Buddy Long passed away up in the Prescott chino valley area on the 18th of June at 4 am. There are few details at the moment a memorial is planned but there will be no funeral.

Buddy was a great Bass player, singer and song writer, who's accolades can be traced back well into the early 50s and 60s through present time. He...

Cry-Baby to Close on Broadway June 22

19 June 2008
Cry-Baby, the second Broadway musical based on a John Waters film, will play its final performance at the Marquis Theatre June 22. When it closes the musical will have played 45 previews and 68 regular performances.

Directed by Mark Brokaw, Cry-Baby arrived on Broadway following an out-of-town engagement at the La Jolla Playhouse this past fall. A 2008 Tony nominee for Best Musical, Cry-Baby began...

Wayne and Gina Hancock Wedding

19 June 2008
Wayne has been called "the master of Hillbilly swing," a "roots Renaissance man," a "country singer's country singer" and "Hank Williams meets Gershwin." But the phrase most frequently echoed throughout his career is "Wayne Hancock is the real deal."

On the 8th of June Wayne & Gina got married on the stage between Wayne Hancock's sets at Safari Sam's in Hollywood, California. Everybody was...

Alleycats in the Netherlands

07 June 2008
The Alleycats have got a great weekend lined up in the Netherlands for July 2008.
These are the sort of fun gigs they really look forward to.
On Fri 11th July the Alleycats play Studio 62 in Den Helder, along with Danish rockabilly band, the Poor Boys. Den Helder is a port high up on the Dutch coast, not far from Haarlem. Studio 62 is...
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