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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!




Christmas CD-single from Miss Mary Ann

17 December 2007
Miss Mary Ann & The Ragtime Wranglers just released a Cd single 'Boogie Woogie Santa Clause'.

This 3-track CD contains a rockabilly version of the title track, Miss Mary Ann's own boppin' novelty "Thank You Santa Claus" and the crazy powered-up twin-guitar instrumental "Sleigh Ride".
www.missmaryann.com...

Huelyn Duvall new CD comng soon

16 December 2007
Original rockabilly star Huelyn Duvall will have his new CD released in January 2008. The title is 'Get Carried Away' and Duvall is backed by Swedish rockers Wildfire Willie and The Ramblers....

Ike Turner dies at 76

13 December 2007
Rock'n'Roll pioneer Ike Turner died yesterday at his home near San Diego. He was 76.

After years of obscurity, Turner was on a comeback trail of sorts.

In February, an acclaimed blues album won him his first Grammy in 35 years, and he had been collaborating with producer Danger Mouse, one-half of the pop-soul duo Gnarls Barkley.

The one-time disc jockey...

Good news from Brian Setzer team

11 December 2007
Brian and his Orchestra are nominated for yet another Grammy for their interpritation of classics on Wolfgang's Big Night Out album
Brian Setzer. The winner will be announced on 10 February next year.
www.briansetzer.com...

Norwegian rockers give away CD for FREE

11 December 2007
Norwegian teddyboys THE CASCADEZ have changed their name to:
HANK SUNDOWN & THE BOPSTERS

and to celebrate this they have decided to give you a CD.....FOR FREE!!!!!
Download their brand new platter by visiting their webpage or directly from this link:
www.megaupload.com/?d=1JQ28CXJ

Hank Sundown & The Bopsters will start rehearsing in January and they hope to come...

Deke Dickerson's Guitar Geek Festival #5

05 December 2007
Here's first warning on a big shindig happening on January 19th with The Collins Kids first return to the Los Angeles area since a show at the Palomino in 1993, and before that not for decades!

The best guitar festival in the entire world Deke Dickerson's Guitar Geek Festival #5 will take place next yera on Januray 19th at the Jolly Roger Hotel Ballrom (Anaheim,...

Rosanne Cash will undergo surgery

06 November 2007
Country singer / songwriter and the eldest daughter of Johnny Cash Rosanne Cash will undergo brain surgery at a New York hospital.
Rosanne is expected to make a full recovery and will return to the studio to complete the recording of her debut album 'Black Cadillac' for Manhattan Records.

More info at http://rosannecash.com/newsrelease_110507.html...

Want to see Brian Setzer in your town?

01 November 2007
Well, it might be as easy as to press a button on your computer. BrianSetzer.com have launched a campaign to give a chance to choose towns for Brian Setzer to play. The link is connected to the artist's management team directly, so try it and you never know, it might be YOUR town where Brian plays next.

To see Brian Setzer follow this...

Nekromantix big tour of America

27 October 2007
One of the biggest names in psychobilly start a one month tour over the US on 13 November. They wll be supported by The Chop Tops and Koffin Kats + guests.
...

Rockabilly Rave 2008 line up announced!

22 October 2007
Here are the stars:
Larry and Lorrie Collins, Lew Williams, Big Sandy, Amber Fox, The Rizzlaz, Rockin' Bonnie, The Barnshakers, Al Willis, Charlie Hightone, Jack Rabbit Slim, The Go Getters, Omar & The Stringpoppers, Santos, Rockin' 8 Balls, Miss Mary Ann and the Ragtime Wranglers and many more!
19-23 June 2008
www.rockabillyrave.co.uk...

Hemsby and Screaming festivals line ups announced

18 October 2007
Two top rock 'n' roll weekenders have announced their line ups for next year.

Hemsby rock 'n' roll weeknder will take place from 16-19 May and will feature:
Sonny Burgess, Dale Hawkins, Levi Dexter, Blue Cats, Carlos & The Bandidos, Wes Pudsey, Ocean's Seven, Cathouse Creepers and many more!


10th Screaming festival has a new location - Pineda de Mar. ...

The Lonesome Spurs awards nomination

15 October 2007
THE LONESOME SPURS have been nominated in several categories for the 2007 ALL ACCESS MAGAZINE MUSIC AWARDS. This LA magazine is dedicated to promote real music and it's known to be read by 55000 people.
THE LONESOME SPURS (Danny B. Harvey and Lynda Kay Parker), also known as "White Stripes of Country" are nominated for
Best Video of the Year - RIDE STRADDLE SALOON, Best...

Royal Crown Revue live tour in Australia

14 October 2007
The giants of the modern swing movement will be touring Australia from the end of November. This is a long awaited comeback as the band didn't play there for over 3 years.
Check the dates http://www.selectmusic.com.au/
or on our website in EVENTS section.

November:
Thu. 22nd: Brisbane
Fri. 23rd: Sydney
Sat. 24th: Newcastle University
Wed. 28th: Hepburn Springs
Thu. 29th: Melbourne
Fri. 30th: Melbourne

Slim Jim Phantom tours Europe

13 October 2007
The drummer of the legendary rockabilly trio Stray Cats is announced the dates for the European tour which will take place next year. He will be supported by Mark Harman on guitar and Choppy on bass (what a line up!)
The dates so far:
Sat 24 May - Memphis Musik Club, Kaufbeuren, Germany
Thur 29 May - Hinterhof Muiskclub, Kiel, Germany
Fri 30 May - Stengade...

Oklahoma Music HOF inductees announced

26 September 2007
The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame announced its 2007 inductees this past week. This yearís inductees include Cal Smith, Sammi Smith, Tommy Crook, Hoyt Axton, Mae Boren Axton & Hinder.

Cal Smith will be inducted in the country music category. His hit songs "Country Bumpkin", "The Lord Knows Iím Drinking" and "Itís Time to Pay the Fiddler" were No. 1 hits in the 1970s.

Musician Gary Primich dies at 49

25 September 2007
There are generally two types of harmonica players: Ones who have amazing technique, and those who play with intense feeling. Gary Primich was both. The great blues player, whose appearances in Europe brought out harmonica aficionados in droves, died Sunday, ex-wife Tina Rosenzwieg confirmed. An announcement of his death was also posted on his Web site. He was 49. The cause of death has not been...

Hank Thompson Day

18 September 2007
Country music legend Hank Thompson will be honored in his hometown, where he will perform with the Brazos Valley Boys at 5:30 pm on October 8th at The Heart O'Texas Fair in Waco. Governor Rick Perry and Mayor Virginia DuPuy have declared October 8, 2007, "Hank Thompson Day" in The State of Texas and in The City of Waco.
...

Bo Diddley released from hospital

12 September 2007
Bo Diddley has been released from hospital after a significant improvement in his health.
The legendary guitar player was admitted to hospital in August after suffering a heart attack and had a stent inserted to improve blood flow.
"With his health greatly improved, Diddley is happy to be home with his family and away from the hospital food," spokeswoman Susan Clary said....

Finn & The Sharks set to release unissued material

12 September 2007
UpSouth Recording artists, 'Finn & the Sharks', will be releasing the second volume of songs from their early days in late 1970's and early 1980's. The first was called 'Shark Therapy' (released in December 2004) and is available here at Raucous Records. It was followed by Built To Last which was released last January (2007) which contains all new recordings of the reunited band minus...

Lee Rocker on tour

10 September 2007
After a big US tour with the Stray Cats, Lee Rocker is back on the road with his band. The tour starts on 13 October in New York and finishes in December with a few dates playing together with Social Distortion (one hell of a bill!)

Also since his latest 'Black Cat Bone' release in late August, the album has raced up the radio...
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