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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!




Bo Diddley Critically Ill

18 May 2007
Bo Diddley is critically ill in hospital after suffering a stroke. He was scheduled to appear at the Rockin' 50s Fest in Green Bay, U.S.A....

Lee Rocker - New Album Coming Soon

18 May 2007
Lee Rocker & his band are in the final stages of recording their new album. It is due for release on Alligator Records later this year. The title of the album is yet to be confirmed....

Out this month on CD

14 May 2007
1) Best of the EssBee CD’s Vol. Two - Sprague Brothers
2) Storybook - Michael Ubaldini
3) Walk The Line/Playin' Hookie - Midniters/The Juvies (re-issue)
4) I'll Get It Right - Johnny Law
5) Built 4 Speed - Personal Jesus
6) Hot Rodders Choice - Various Artists
7) Fat Mama's Daughter - Cherry Casino and The Gamblers
8) Another Night, Another Town - Round Up Boys

The Marauders release a new single written by Setzer

12 May 2007
The Marauders, Pennsylvania's rockabilly trio just released 7" "We are the Marauders" written for the guys by the king of the cats himself Brian Setzer. Also on the single is a cover of The Ramones' "What's Your Game".
http://www.myspace.com/themarauderspa...

Puppini Sisters are a hit in America.

12 May 2007
After a busy year in Britain with their successful debut album 'Betcha Bottom Dollar', glamorous British all-girl Swing band The Puppini Sisters will be the US from the end of May promoting the US release of this album. It's going very well so far - the ladies are currently at number 2 position in the Amazon best selling albums chart.
The Puppini Sisters...

Charlie Gracie Two CDs out this Spring.

09 May 2007
Legendary 1950s rocker Charlie Gracie has a two new CDs available. One is Rhythm Bomb's release 'Gracie Swings Again' which contains brand new material. The other is a 20 track 'Best Of' CD with the original Cameo Parkway recordings dating from 1956-58 includes all the singles and B-sides, as well as a whole bunch of previously unissued material.

Charlie Gracie will be appearing...

The BossHoss new single and tour.

09 May 2007
The BossHoss are releasing their newt single 'Everything Counts' (originally recorded by Depeche Mode) on 1st June. You can listen to it at the band's website (http://www.thebosshoss.com/index.php) and pre-order a copy in an exclusive digi-pack.

The guys will be heavily touring Europe this Spring/Summer. Check the tour dates on our gig guide. UK mini-tour starts on 27 May!...

CATHOUSE CREEPERS touring hard

06 May 2007
THE CATHOUSE CREEPERS are gigging heavily through Summer. Here are the confirmed dates:

May 9 2007 100 club London
May 12 2007 Commercial Inn Huddersfield
May 18 2007 Hullu Pohjola Kemi (Finland)
May 19 2007 Vanha Ketta nr Kuopio (Finland)
Jun 22 2007 Companions Club Sheffield
Jun 24 2007 Station Tavern Huddersfield
Jul 7 2007 Henry Boons Horbury
Jul 15 2007 The...

COLIN WINSKI DEAD

04 May 2007
Rollin' Rock artist COLIN WINSKI died on 18th March 2007. We don't yet have any other information, but will post more details when we find out more....

BARRENCE WHITFIELD and RIVERSIDE TRIO for Rockin' Race 2008

28 April 2007
Rock 'n' Roll wildman BARRENCE WHITFIELD has been confirmed for the Rockin' Race 2008 festival in Malaga, Spain. The line-up is not yet complete, but is already looking impressive, with Smokestack Lightnin', The Seatsniffers, 49 Special recently added. Also legendary Hillbilly Boppers THE RIVERSIDE TRIO have confirmed that they will be reforming for the festival....

STRAY CATS ARE BACK! : 2007 US Tour

26 April 2007
Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom will back back together again this Summer to embark on the first STRAY CATS U.S. tour for 15 years!

They will appear alongside other legendary Rock bands including ZZ Top, The Pretenders, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

These dates have been announced so far - more will be confirmed soon.

Currently confirmed dates:

High Rockabilly news. Two legends added!

24 April 2007
Two legendary artists have been added to High Rockabilly 2007 line up: Billy Lee Riley and Dale Hawkins....

Meteors song in forthcoming movie

24 April 2007
The M3T3oRs track 'Psychobilly Stomp' is to be featured in a new British film currently in the making. The film will be out later in the year.
(from The Meteors official website www.kingsofpsychobilly.com)...

Rev. Horton Heat new side-project

24 April 2007
Jim "The Rev" Heath, Tim Alexander and Todd Soesbe have a new project currently named 'Reverend Organ Drum'. The trio has recorded their debut CD, but still haven't decided on a final name for the band.
The trio consists of guitar, hammond organ and drums and play in Lounge style.
http://www.myspace.com/reverendorgandrum...

Royal Crown Revue new album

24 April 2007
Royal Crown Revue have released a new CD called 'El Toro' which contains two new originals ("El Toro" and "Won't You Ride With Me") along with a cover the of classic "Solitary Man".
It's been 3 years since the Swing Revival legends released a new record. 'El Toro' is to coincide with their European tour which is taking place right now. Please see our...

Meteors 'Hymns For The Hellbound' Limited Edition Vinyl and CD

23 April 2007
There are two Limited Editions of the new Meteors album 'Hymns For The Hellbound', which just out on 20th April.

The first 1000 copies of the Vinyl LP have been pressed 2 different colours, and the first 3000 CDs contain an exclusive Paul Fenech solo track ('Insel Affen Stand Your Ground!'), and are presented in a digipack style case.
Can be ordered here...

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Knitting Factory, Hollywood

19 April 2007
Friday May 5th
Black Cat Entertainment Presents...
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
@ The Knitting Factory

7021 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Appearing live:
Calavera, Viernes 13, Pep Torres, Nycotina (Mexico), Curse of the Pink Hearse, Los Disfuntos, Moonshine Cruisers, Pachuco Jose y Los Diamantes, Bad Luck Bandits, Dead End Stiffs, Live Mariachi and more!!

Doors open at 7pm
ALL AGES, $17 Pre-sale, $20...

New from Wild Records

18 April 2007
A compilation of favourite artists on Wild Records will be released to coincide withr 'Rockin' 50's Festival' in Green Bay, USA, this May.
It's called "The YOUNG BREED" and will have 2 new songs each from Omar Romero - Santos - Gizzelle - Hi-Strung Ramblers - Dusty Chance and the Allnighters - Rockin' Ryan - Chuy and the Bobcats - The Vargas Bros -...

Batmobile London gig postponed

17 April 2007
Due to unknown reasons the Batmobile concert on 2 June in London is cancelled. Along with The Batmobile, The Long Tall Texans, The Caravans and Lost Souls were also billed to play.
Ticket refunds are available from point of purchase....

Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows on German Radio Schattenwelt

17 April 2007
DJ WhiteRose will be presenting a special feature program on Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows & The Damned this Sunday April 22nd on German Radio Schattenwelt at 1pm – 3pm (German Time), 10pm – 12pm (Sydney Time)

You can tune in online at:

http://www.radio-schattenwelt.de/

Click the link to "Wer ist onAir?" on Left Hand side of page. There will be our...
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