Sunday, December 10

Release: King Crimson - The 21st Century Guide To King Crimson Volume Two: 1981-2003 (4 CDs)

CD1 - In The Studio: 1981 - 1984
1. Elephant Talk
2. Frame By Frame
3. Matte Kudasai
4. Thela Hun Ginjeet
5. The Sheltering Sky
6. Discipline
7. Heartbeat
8. Waiting Man
9. Neurotica
10. Requiem
11. Three Of A Perfect Pair
12. Sleepless Bonus Tracks: 1982-2004
13. The King Crimson Barbershop
14. Form No. 1
15. Bude
16. Potato Pie
17. Bude
18. Einstein's Relatives

CD2 - Live: 1982 - 1984
1. Entry Of The Crims
2. Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part III
3. Thela Hun Ginjeet
4. Matte Kudasai
5. The Sheltering Sky
6. Neal and Jack and Me
7. Indiscipline
8. Sartori In Tangier
9. Frame By Frame
10. Man With An Open Heart
11. Waiting Man
12. Sleepless
13. Three Of A Perfect Pair
14. Discipline
15. Elephant Talk

CD3 - In The Studio: 1995 - 2003
2. Coda: Marine 475
3. Dinosaur
4. Walking On Air
5. B'Boom
7. Fearless And Highly THRaKked
8. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
9. Radio II
10. The Power To Believe I
11. Level Five
12. Eyes Wide Open
13. EleKtriK
14. Facts Of Life: Intro
15. Facts Of Life
16. The Power To Believe II
17. Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With
18. The Power To Believe III
19. The Power To Believe IV

CD4 - Live: 1994 - 2003
2. Neurotica
3. Prism
4. One Time
5. Larks' Tongues In Aspic: Part IV
6. ProzaKc Blues
7. The ConstruKction Of Light
8. FraKctured
9. The World's My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum
10. Sus-tayn-Z
11. X-chayn-jiZ
12. The Deception Of The Thrush
13. 2 ii 3

Friday, December 8

BRUCE DICKINSON working on movie about Aleister Crowley

Rock star, pilot and expert swordsman — now IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has even becomes a movie producer.
Original post on BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Mike Portnoy's interview with Neal Peart in Rhythm Magazine

Today on Rush is a Band Blog:

A couple of months ago, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy revealed in a radio interview that he finally got to meet Neil Peart. Mike had been chosen to be a "guest editor" for a special edition of UK drum magazine Rhythm (the January 2007 issue) where he could interview 4 of his drum heros. He chose Nick Mason, Bill Bruford, Lars Ulrich and, of course, Neil Peart.

Early last month Mike revealed details of the interviews along with some photos on his website. Yesterday he posted a scan of the cover of the issue and mentioned that it would be on newstands December 20th.

Thursday, December 7

STREAM OF PASSION announces European tour dates

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, has issued the following update on their page:

New tour dates!

Stream of Passion had such a blast playing for the fans during the last two tours and the Mexico gig, that they immediately started looking for a way to get together again, and play live once again. There were also quite a few venues who expressed an interest in hosting a Stream of Passion feat. Ayreon show.

Now that all the planning is done, we can confirm a short European tour. This will be the last opportunity to see the band live in action in Europe. They will play an adjusted set-list.

So come on down, and bring your friends!

We can confirm the following tour dates:

  • 18 Jan The Rock / Kopenhagen (DK)
  • 21 Jan Biebob / Turnhout (BE)
  • 26 Jan Bibelot / Dordrecht (NL)
  • 3 Feb Rotherham (venue TBA) (UK)

A few more dates plus ticket info will be added later on this month!

New Rush radio special: Rockline 2003

According to Rush is a Band Blog there is yet another radio special up on This one is the 2003 Rockline appearance with Alex and Geddy. To listen to this and many other old radio shows and audio clips, just go here and click on the huge banner saying "Rush Radio Specials". For the 2003 Rockline show look for Rush - Rockline (2/5/03) and click on it.

Original HEATHEN vocalist Sam Kress passes away

Sam Kress, the original vocalist of acclaimed San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN and former co-editor of early '80s underground fanzine Whiplash, passed away several days ago. The cause of his death has not been released.

Read the whole article on BLABBERMOTH.NET

Ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist scores new Turkish movie

Kevin Moore (DREAM THEATER, O.S.I., CHROMA KEY) has written and produced the soundtrack to new a Turkish movie called "Küçük Kiyamet" (roughly translated as "Little Apocalypse"; the film's official English title has not yet been confirmed). The keyboard player, who currently resides in Istanbul, previously wrote the soundtrack to the movie "Okul", which was released through Inside Out Music under the title "Ghost Book".

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