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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!




'Be-Bop-A-Lula' co-writer, dies at 93.

09 September 2007
Sheriff Tex Davis - manager of Gene Vincent and credited as co-writer of the classic "Be Bop A Lula" has died age 93 after a long period of declining health.

You can read the full story on Tennessean.com. The direct link is:
http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070830/ENTERTAINMENT01/708300428/1364...

Rock 'n Roll Legend Carl Perkins story will come to the big screen

08 September 2007
HOLLYWOOD, CA, August 16, 2007 - Fastlane Entertainment, LLC announces that it has acquired the exclusive rights and will produce a motion picture based on the life story of Rock 'n Roll's very own Carl Perkins. Legendary singer and songwriter of Blue Suede Shoes, Matchbox, Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby and Honey Don't, Carl is considered one of the founding fathers of Rock 'n Roll...

Elvis's song as an Official Song Of The International Country Music Day

07 September 2007
As 2007 is the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, the Country Music Associations and other organizations want to celebrate his musical genius by making one of his songs into the official song of the international country music day.
The voting is taking place now and you can choose your personal favourite at the following the link: http://internationalcountrymusicday.blogspot.com/

The International Country Music Day...

Robert Gordon will be backed by the Marco DiMaggio band in his tour

07 September 2007
October 17th will mark the beginning of yet another major Robert Gordon tour, and this time it will bring him to countries like Finland, Estonia, Spain and Denmark. Gordon, whose career is enjoying a genuine revival lately, is very excited about this tour: "The audiences in Scandinavia and Spain always bring out the best in me, and I look forward to returning to Europe in October....

Last gig of the Crawdads this Saturday

06 September 2007
Manchester based rockabilly band 'The Crawdads' will be playing their last gig this Saturday at the Preston Rock 'n' Roll club.
The band is not splitting up, but due to personal reasons (the singer re locting to Australia) the band can't carry on playing for time being.

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New album of Gin Palace Jesters is coming soon

05 September 2007
A brand new album of hillbilly band Gin Palce Jesters (Chicago, Il) will be out by the end of this year! It's called "Roadhouse Riot and Other Songs With Words" and will have 14 songs (12 originals)! Don't miss it!

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Janis Martin R.I.P.

04 September 2007
The Female Elvis passed away on 3rd September 2007....

The Sonics gig in NY with the original members!

03 September 2007
Featuring original members: Gerry Roslie!!! on throat/keyboards, Larry Parypa!!! on guitar, and Rob Lind!!! on tenor sax! With Dave Rowland (of The Wailers) on drums!! And Don Wilhelm (of The Daily Flash) on bass!!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

THE SONICS!!!!!!
THE THANES!!!
THE SATELLITERS!!!
THE OUTTA PLACE!!!
THE STAGGERS!!!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

THE SONICS!!!!!!
THE FLESHTONES!!!
(support band to be confirmed)
THE WILDEBEESTS!!!

Rockabilly Art lives OK! Art exhibition in Amsterdam

03 September 2007
3rd Rockabilly art Exhibition live CHANNEL RED free Amsterdam will take place from 9 to 30 September.
The show features artists practising in rockabilly illustration and live music from Lil' Esther and Channel Red.
...

Letter from Rosie Flores regarding Janis Martin's Health

30 August 2007
To all concerned,
It saddens my heart to write and tell you all of this terrible news that I just received.
Rockabilly artist, Janis Martin has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and it has spread all over her body.
Her husband Wayne Whitt has told me that she is napping most of the day in a hospital bed at her home in Danville, VA. She will...

Bo Diddley suffers heart attack

29 August 2007
Bo Diddley, rock'n'roll pioneer, was in stable condition at a Gainesville hospital after suffering a heart attack, his publicist said Tuesday.

The 78-year-old singer-guitarist complained of dizziness and nausea during a routine medical checkup Friday, said his publicist, Susan Clary.

She said Diddley was taken to North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville where a stent was implanted to improve the blood flow to...

Madmen turned away from UK

27 August 2007
Croatian cats The Mad Men were billed to play at last week's Lowton's Nifty 50's rockabilly show, but were turned away by immigration officers at the airport in London. The band was carrying guitars, the presence of which was questioned by officers and as the band didn't have appropriate performers visas. They were refused entry and flew back home.

It's not the first...

Rockat Dibbs Preston named as Setzer Orchestra tour support.

15 August 2007
Former Rockats Dibbs Preston and his band The Detonators have been names as the guest support band for the 2007 Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas US Tour.
(more at www.briansetzer.com)...

Fats Domino receives replacement Gold Discs and Legendary Status award

15 August 2007
Legendary piano man Fats Domino has been given the reproductions of all of his Gold Discs which were lost in the musician's house in the devastating New Orleans flooding.
He has also been named as the Recording Industry Association of America's second music legend, after Johnny Cash.
(From BBC / http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6945453.stm)...

Rockabilly Magazine Festival, Austin, Texas May 2008

12 August 2007
One of the best rockabilly magazines in the world will give a top festival next year. 8 unannounced top bands will play live. The clue is in that they have all appeared on the cover of "Rockabilly" magazine...
We have heard rumours that Lee Rocker, Rev. Horton Heat, The Lonesome Spurs and Head Cat are all very likely to be on the bill.
(http://www.myspace.com/rockabillymagazine)...

Puppini Sisters reveal the title of their new album

12 August 2007
1st October 2007 is the release date for the second album by the fabulous Puppini Sisters. The album is called 'The Rise & Fall Of Ruby Woo' and it will consist of mainly original songs. It promises to be fantastic.
See the photo for the taste of the CD cover artwork.
Check the tour dates in our Gig Guide! Don't miss...

Vince Ray is back in the studio

10 August 2007
Vince Ray and his band 'The Boneshakers' is back in the recording studio from next week. After the big success of his previous release 'Boneshaker Baby' and a tour all over the UK, the artist/musician has written enough material for a new album.
More details will follow shortly....

The Detonators release a new long awaited CD

10 August 2007
Australian Jump Blues Rockabilly band The Detonators just released a new album with the name 'Top Night Out'. It has 13 new tracks with 11 of them self penned.
The band is busy touring it's homeland to promote the new album. Please see the tourdates below or check our World Wide Gig Guide!

(www.myspace.com/detonators)
August

Sun 19th. Transport Hotel, Federation Sq, Cnr...

Tri-Sonics rockin' prison walls

01 August 2007
German trio, The TriSonics, went to Stadelheim Prison in Munich, were they performed and recorded enough material for a new CD album. It's called "The TriSonics - Live in Prison" and is being manufactured at the moment. The album will be widely available from this Autumn.
The band have previously released two full length studio albums, 'Rock 'n' Roll Remedy' and 'Welcome to the...

Al & the Black Cats new 7"

01 August 2007
American wild cats, Al, Tony, Hugh and Eric, are now in the process of recording a new limited edition 7" EP with 6 songs. 5 self penned songs and one cover are being recording during their heavy tour schedule.
The guys haven't decided on the name for the single yet, but it won't be long until the release....
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