Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June News Bytes

  • The California Guitar Trio are to release a new album in the autumn
  • Laser's Edge has signed Chicago's District 97 featuring American Idol finalist Leslie Hunt
  • The new supergroup featuring former DEEP PURPLE bassist/singer Glenn Hughes alongside LED ZEPPELIN reunion drummer Jason Bonham, DREAM THEATER's former keyboardist Derek Sherinian and guitarist Joe Bonamassa has settled on a new name: BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION.
  • Swedish drummer Morgan Agren was voted #1 in MODERN DRUMMERS last readers poll, in the category of fusion.
  • Rap star Kanye West's first single from his highly-anticipated fifth album Good Ass Job, reunites Kanye with Dwele, the soul singer who provided the hook to West's "Flashing Lights." Nah Right reports that Symbolyc One produced the cut, which carves an unexpected sample out of King Crimson's prog-rock classic "21st Century Schizoid Man."
  • Helmet Of Gnats will be releasing "High Street. 192kHz/32bit digital technology was used to capture the recording. Official release date July 20, 2010
  • Pure Reason Revolution new album sampler for the upcoming 3rd album, is now up at their Myspace Page. The forthcoming album is scheduled to hit stores in October