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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!




Want a wax James Dean? How about Marilyn Monroe?

09 April 2009
The Hollywood Wax Museum is offering wax representations of these and nearly 200 other celebrities at the first auction in its 44-year history, set for May 1.
Fans can bid on political figures, such as George Washington and Bill Clinton, and athletes like Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. Musicians such as Cher, Stevie Wonder and the Fab Four will be available, along with TV and film...

The Domino Effect - Fats Domino tribute

06 April 2009
Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Ozomatli, Keb' Mo', Junior Brown and Taj Mahal are scheduled to perform at "The Domino Effect," a May 30 concert in honor of Fats Domino at the New Orleans Arena.

Promoters hope that Domino at least makes an "appearance" at the show, but don't necessarily expect him to perform. Even an appearance would be something of a coup, as the...

New book spills the beans about Marilyn Monroe's troubled marriage

05 April 2009
Titled 'The Genius And The Goddess', the book by author Jeffrey Meyers is based on his lifelong friendship with Miller.
The immaculately researched and clearly formulated investigation is the result of hours of conversations between the author and the playwright, prior to his death in 2005.

Monroe's 1956 wedding with Arthur Miller was the Pulitzer Prize winner's second of three marriages, while the then 30-year-old...

R.I.P. - Monte Hale

03 April 2009
Monte Hale, one of the last of Hollywood's celluloid "singing cowboys" and a founder of what is now the Autry National Center of the American West, has died. He was 89.

Hale had been in failing health and died Sunday of age-related causes at his home in Studio City, according to a statement from the Autry National Center.

In the 1940s, Hale was a...

Bye Bye Blues of Sue Moreno is out now

03 April 2009
Bye Bye Blues has been re-released and is available from now on through Jungle Records (Europe) and Hepcat (USA) or at your specialty store near you.

Bye Bye Blues contains never before released bonus material, featuring Jim Knowler on guitar, Jan Flubacher on bass, Florian Hoefnagels , drums - also known as The Handsome Men.
It will come in a luxury digi pack...

'Rockabilly/ Fifties Rock n' Roll Experience' concert to be performed April 30 at Capitol Theatre

02 April 2009
The Capitol Theatre is pleased to announce that a definitive "Rockabilly/ Fifties Rock n' Roll Experience" concert will be performed on Thursday, April 30, featuring Jerry Naylor, former lead singer of the Buddy Holly Crickets, and Stan Perkins, son of Rockabilly/ Fifties Rock and Roll Legend, Carl Perkins.

This unique concert experience, "The Rockabilly Legends: A Tribute to My Friends," will reveal the historic birth...

Elvis Presley's short poem sells for USD 20,000

31 March 2009
A short poem written by rock and roll legend Elvis Presley about a dead bird has sold at an auction for a staggering USD 20,000.

The King of Rock scrawled the rhyme on a piece of paper after apparently killing a robin that perched on his window ledge, reports contactmusic.com.

The note, written on his own stationary, reads, 'As I awoke this...

RIP, Freddy Frogs (March 10, 2009)

30 March 2009
Ferdinando Toscano, better known to everyone by his nom de rock as Freddy Frogs, died of a heart attack on 10th March while visiting his sister in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 66.
Frogs and his numerous doo-wop, rockabilly and swing musical projects played everywhere from a standing Sunday night gig at the old Max’s Kansas City in Manhattan to such Island venues as the...

Rogier from Reno Brothers is still in a bad condition

30 March 2009
The lead singer and guitar player of The Reno Brothers, Rogier, is still in a very bad conditon after his injury. By now he cannot talk or move properly. Doctors say that no improvements, unfortunately, are coming, but it is not the final answer yet. Rogier is now in Revalidation Center in Utrecht. For those who want to send him a card, here is address

No more downloads on Rockabilly Bash

29 March 2009
We have got a warning about using downloads on Rockabilly Bash without permition of copyright companies. Even though bands were agreeing with it. So we have to make them only streaming now. We know that most of you liked this section the most, but it is cruel world and we, with all our wish to promote rockabilly music, can do nothing about it. Sorry about it.

"Rock 'n' Roll Highway" in Arkansas

28 March 2009
Mike Beebe tried his hand at being the state's rock 'n' roll governor Friday before signing a bill creating Arkansas' "Rock 'n' Roll Highway."

Beebe strummed an acoustic guitar and briefly sang with Arkansas rockabilly performers Billy Lee Riley and Sonny Burgess before signing the bill.

"We got a rock 'n' roll highway, baby," Beebe pronounced during a bill signing ceremony at the state...

The show of The Chop Tops on 28th March is cancelled

27 March 2009
The gig of The Chop Tops at Mountain Charleys Los Gatos, California, on the 28th March is cancelled.
The club double booked the date and didn't let the band know until 2 days before the show.
If you had plans to go to see the band (before there Viva Las Vegas show) tonight in Modesto.
Again the band deeply apologizes: "It's really out of our...

The first music video of Ruby Dee is coming out

26 March 2009
The first music video of Ruby Dee And The Snakehandlers from Miles From Home "Round and Round" is currently in post production. Directed by Kris Kristensen of Scotopia Pictures, the video is a first for the band, and should be ready to release very soon. The almost-final edit looks absolutely outstanding, and Seattle locals will recognize many friends from Hard Money Saints, Knut Bell, Heartbreak USA,...

March is Women's Month on radio

24 March 2009
March is Women's History Month, so Jimmi Accardi's Rock & Roll Party will feature rockin' mamas and sweet female harmony groups every Monday in March from 2 to 4 pm Pacific Time at http://www.kvmr.org. Tune in live to hear Jimmi play all the great female artists. Come join the party, and give Jimmi a call at 530-265-9555 with your estrogenic requests.
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The gig of Go Getters on 28 Mrach is cancelled

23 March 2009
The show of rock'n'roll Swedish band The Go Getters at Speed Weekend (1 Funäsdalen, Sweden) on 28th March is cancelled. No particular reason, though the bands explains that it happened "due to promotor fuck up". They know better....

Celtic Rally Beer Festival lineup announced

23 March 2009
English Celtic Rally (which will take place on 30th April till 3rd May) just announced their lineup for 2010: The Fabulous Lee Rocker (the bass player of The Stray Cats), Wanda Jackson (rockabilly queen from The 50's), Chas n Dave, Bjorn Again, Arson Roulette, Jack Rabbit Slim, Chris Watson, Slim Slip and the Sliders, Mike and The Rhythm Stars, Hicksville Bombers, Paul Ansell and many many...

Rockabilly Hall website is infected

22 March 2009
Be careful! Antivirus warning was showing a virus on the Rockabilly Hall website home page. Bob has been in touch with the server technicians, and they're working on it now, but it may take a while because there are so many pages.
The Country Music Hall Of Fame site was also recently infected, and had a virus. So we hope that not only those viruses will...

No more foreign artists in UK!

22 March 2009
The Home Office introduced new restrictions on international artists and academics visiting the UK for talks, temporary exhibitions, concerts or artists' residencies. Visitors now have to submit to a series of arduous and expensive proceedures to get their visa, and then more bureaucratic controls when they are in the UK. Already a series of concerts and residencies have been cancelled.

Read and sign the petition!

Tonight is Rocky Velvet's Final Performance

21 March 2009
Here is very sad news for rockabilly and rock 'n' roll fans everywhere. Rocky Velvet will disband after Saturday's show toningt (21 March) at the Midway Cafe in Boston, MA. They will still play some festivals, but regular gigs will stop. So if you want to see their whole two sets show, you still have a chance.

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New Album of Kim Lenz debuting in April

21 March 2009
Kim Lenz is releasing her first record in 10 years. She will be playing with her old band, the Jaguars, featuring Nick Curran on Guitar, at the first record release, taking place at Viva Las Vegas 12 on Sunday night (April 12). Also she will be doing some record release shows, with the Jaguars, in selective cities in the US and Europe in 2009....
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