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Twisted Sister to Rock Australia 2009?
· Digg on June 23 2009 22:18:42
Tour News

Well I can't find this news out there yet so it may be our first exclusive? A very reliable source told me today that Twisted Sister hoped to be playing Austalia this year - perhaps as early as Septemeber!

Now wouldn't that be cool?

More news when I hear any...


Gypsy Pistoleros - new music
· Shane on June 22 2009 10:36:56
New Releases
Images: gp_newcover.jpg The "world's greatest flamenco rockers" have been hard at work recording their new album Welcome To The Hotel De La Muerto.? The album is due for release in October, with a bonus disc Live from the Titty Twister.

In the meantime, you can listen to two new songs at the Pistoleros Myspace page www.myspace.com/gypsypistoleros, and pick up an exclusive mini album being released to celebrate the band's main stage performance at Rocklahoma on July 11th.



USA TOUR REPORTS
· Digg on June 20 2009 17:19:55
Tour News

The bags are packed and the RockPit crew are ready to hit the US. Our main aim is to take in as much music as we can over the month of July and report it all back to you. We will be catching the Third Annual ROCKLAHOMA festival and all of the major tours - Aerosmith and ZZ Top, Whitesnake and Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Cheap Trick and Poison and even Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Black Stone Cherry. We have side trips to see bands like Lillian Axe and Dokken/MSG and too many more to mention. It will be a great trip!??


Improvments and usability
· Colin on June 20 2009 11:50:51
RockPit News

Definitely progressing along at a rate of knots. For those wanting to contribute articles and reviews, we are working on some article templates and sorting out the back end of the site to cater for you.?Things like "Microsoft Word" style editors should make your lives easier, which is top priority...Thanks for you patience. We?have exciting times ahead!!


Thunder release 'straight from the soundboard' downloads
· Mark on June 19 2009 13:40:18
New Releases

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Thunder have released two shows from the '20 Years and Out' Farewell tour of Japan. exclusively through download and only via Townsend Recods. The titles have been made available dur to overwhelming demand from Japanese fans after hearing tracks played on Masa Itoh's radio shows.?


Andy McCoy autobiography - English version
· Digg on June 18 2009 10:58:20

ANDY MCCOY: 'SHERIFF MCCOY: LEGEND OF HANOI ROCKS' AUTOBIOGRAPHY AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH?ON PRE-ORDER:

According to McCoy: "This book is entertainment for entertainment's sake, for lovers of rock 'n' roll history and people who have a taste for the macabre."

FOR ALL HANOI FANS THIS SHOULD BE A TREAT TO READ!


SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
· Digg on June 18 2009 09:16:23
RockPit News
Thanks for visiting therockpit.net!

We aim to officially launch The Rockpit in August, but hope you will bear with us while we experiment with colours and layouts, start uploading interesting content, and be generous enough to give us your feedback as we go to help us create a better site with more functionality for you, our members.

We are in the process of amassing content and building a team of volunteer contributors.? If you would like to help by writing reviews or articles or moderating the forums, please let us know.? The Rockpit is a site by the people and for the people and we welcome constructive criticism, suggestions and contributions!

If you are a musician or band, we would love to have your bio on the site, some photos, perhaps a guest review, some soundbites, a link to your website/myspace or online store, or even an exclusive download for us to offer our members, please contact us.? Please add us to your press releases so we can publicise your news as well!? We also welcome CDs or DVDs for review, and demos from unsigned bands.


Please sign up as a member, use our forums to build a worldwide Rocking community and enjoy the articles, reviews and other content as we upload it.? We will be in touch during August to announce our official launch date and look forward to letting you in on a few of our exciting future plans then!
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Keeping Rock Alive!


ROCKLAHOMA HERE WE COME AGAIN!
· Digg on June 18 2009 00:12:24
General News

Summer's here and it's time to head North West! There are plenty of tours to keep us occupied in the US this year.? For me it's ROCKLAHOMA time again! This year Shane will be joining me. Look out for plenty of updates from the road!??

ROLL ON JULY!


Buckcherry extend tour with more UK dates
· Digg on June 17 2009 00:22:10
Tour News

Seems like a million year since Buckcherry toured Australia. They have?just added some new UK tour dates. I heard they played a stormer at Download on the weekend. we hope to have a few reviews up soon.?

Click on Read More for the dates...?