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Damon Johnson Announces Pledge Campaign For New Solo Album

Black Star Riders (Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper and Brother Cane) guitarist

Damon Johnson
Announces Pledge Campaign For New Solo Album
“Memoirs Of An Uprising”

Album Release in Late 2018

Warwick Johnson Tour Dates Announced For The UK In Sept/Oct 2018

Damon Johnson
Photo Credit Stephen Jensen
Damon Johnson has announced a Pledge Campaign for his forthcoming new solo album “Memoirs Of An Uprising”. The album will receive a full release later in 2018.

Damon has an illustrious career as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for Brother Cane, Alice Cooper and currently Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy. The forthcoming album features ten brand new songs from Damon – and he is currently finishing the mixing, mastering and packaging around the album.

The album will be available on both CD and vinyl and the Pledge site features a whole host of very special options including signed CDs, merch, mystery bundles, guitar lessons, signed guitars, acoustic house performances and even a round of golf with Damon amongst others..

For full details here

https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/damonjohnson

Damon says, “The fact that I’m getting to make this album at all is purely down to the support and love you all have shown for my music over the past three decades. And as I discussed this fact with PledgeMusic, they have encouraged me to “un-earth” and make available one-of-a-kind items during this campaign…things like bundles of exclusive photos and memorabilia from all my various band endeavors; my small Peavy practice amp that I’ve written songs on ever since Brother Cane’s ‘Seeds’ album; a “still-in-the-shrink-wrap” copy of my long time out-of-print ‘Dust’ CD; even autographed guitars…and much more.

Again, this is the first time for me to work with PledgeMusic as a solo artist. And the catalyst is absolutely this new music I’ve created. The songs are inspired and my band (Tony, Jarred & Tony) played and sound amazing as always. And I feel these songs deserve as much exposure as possible, even in this day and age where the business of making and distributing music has change dramatically.

I’m asking for your help. I need your help! I’m at LEAST asking you to check it out what we’re offering through this PledgeMusic campaign.”

The album will then receive a full UK release later in 2018.

Damon will be touring the UK and Europe in 2018 with band mate Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty). The two will be playing acoustic numbers throughout their two illustrious careers as well as speaking about their experiences in music. The “Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour” will start in Sweden in early September and will continue across Europe and the UK until mid October. Full dates are as follows.

UK Tour Dates
Tue 25th Sep  Stoke, Eleven
Wed 26th Sep Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
Thu 27th Sep  Kendal, Bootleggers
Fri 28th Sep    Grimsby, Yardbirds
Sat 29th Sep   Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 30th Sep  Chester, Live Rooms
Mon 1st Oct    Bilston, Robin 2
Tue 2nd Oct     London, Dingwalls
Wed 3rd Oct    Evesham, The Iron Road
Thu 4th Oct     Nuneaton, The Queen’s Hall
Fri 5th Oct       Sheffield, The Foundry
Sun 7th Oct     Bournemouth, Zephyr
Tue 9th Oct     Manchester, Night People
Wed 10th Oct  Newcastle, Cluny 2
Fri 12th Oct     Glasgow, Audio
Sat 13th Oct    Dundee, Church
Sun 14th Oct   Edinburgh, Bannerman’s Bar
Mon 15th Oct  Belfast, The Limelight 2

Tickets available from all usual outlets.

Damon Johnson Announces Pledge Campaign For New Solo Album was originally published on PlanetMosh

BROKEN HOPE Unveils First Photos of New Lineup & Announces 2015 Festival Appearances

BROKEN HOPE recently overhauled their lineup by adding new bassist, DIEGO SORIA of DISGORGE, and new lead-guitarist, MATT SZLACHTA (ex-CHIMAIRA).

BROKEN HOPE founding-father, JEREMY WAGNER, says: “I’m far beyond delighted with our new members–Diego and Matt. Both of these guys are old friends of mine, and both are amazing musicians of the highest order. Diego’s history

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Richie Sambora, O2 ABC Glasgow, 3/7/14.


I’ve never seen anything quite like the scene at the O2 ABC in Glasgow last night. I thought I was early arriving at 6pm, but soon discovered I was wrong as the crowd of somewhat rabid fans informed me they’d been there since 4am! As much as I was looking forward to this gig, II’ve never seen anything quite like the scene at the O2 ABC in Glasgow last night. I thought I was early arriving at 6pm, but soon discovered I was wrong as the crowd of somewhat rabid fans informed me they’d been there since 4am! As much as I was looking forward to this gig, I can’t imagine queuing for 15 hours. I’ve never been so glad to get into a photo pit, as I’m quite sure my 5 foot 2 on tiptoes frame would have been trampled to death as the security guards roared at stampeding fans to stop running as they made a charge for the front row. Richie Sambora I guess I should be honest about where I stand on the “Richie leaving Bon Jovi” debate. I first saw Bon Jovi as a fresh faced seventeen year old at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow in 1996, and have seen them many times since. In recent years however I’ve become somewhat disillusioned with their output. Jon’s voice isn’t what it was and the music is becoming repetitive, bland and a shadow of its former self. I’m sure many of last night’s fans would cheerfully throttle me for having the cheek to say […]

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EQUILIBRIUM Introduces New Guitar Player; Announces New Video Clip

German Epic Metal heroes EQUILIBRIUM are proud to introduce their new lead guitarist! Dom R. Crey is the successor of previous guitar player Andreas Völkl.

The band states:

“Hello dear Equi-community, after the departure of Sandra and Andi we have started to look for musicians, to start the next chapter with us and also the upcoming concerts.Equilibrium German Epic Metal heroes EQUILIBRIUM are proud to introduce their new lead guitarist! Dom R. Crey is the successor of previous guitar player Andreas Völkl. The band states: “Hello dear Equi-community, after the departure of Sandra and Andi we have started to look for musicians, to start the next chapter with us and also the upcoming concerts. At this point we want to thank everyone, for sending us applications – some of them were really good. As of today we can announce that Dom (Dom R. Crey), also known through Nothgard and Wolfchant will be joining in on guitars from now on. We are absolutely proud that we have won our, partly long-term, friend as the latest member of the family! We are totally looking forward to the future with him as part of Equilibrium!” Dom adds: I am looking forward to the upcoming concerts and the next time, but also to listen to the new masterpiece of the Equi-guys. René has overdone himself with it, in my own opinion, which makes me even more euphoric towards the next gigs. This new and for some rather unusual constellation has no effect on my other bands. I am […]

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THE SKULL Recruit Former Pentagram Guitarist Matt Goldsborough


THE SKULL – the heavy doom-rock band featuring original TROUBLE members vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson, alongside longtime former TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner and SACRED DAWN guitarist Lothar Keller – have added former PENTAGRAM guitarist Matt Goldsborough (pictured below) to the group’s ranks. He will be taking over for the departing Chuck Robinson,THE SKULL – the heavy doom-rock band featuring original TROUBLE members vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson, alongside longtime former TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner and SACRED DAWN guitarist Lothar Keller – have added former PENTAGRAM guitarist Matt Goldsborough (pi ctured below) to the group’s ranks. He will be taking over for the departing Chuck Robinson, who has decided to step down due to his demanding professional career and, therefore, cannot commit to the THE SKULL’s upcoming tour dates. The Skull (Photo By Ty Klingsick) The band comments: “Timing was perfect when we met Matt and everything just seemed to fall into place at the right time when we needed a replacement. Matt is very laid back, has a captivating stage presence, and his riffs are electrifying!” “If you’ve ever seen him live with PENTAGRAM, you’ll know what we are talking about.” The band continued, “We all understand and support Chuck’s decision. He is welcome on stage with us as a guest guitarist anytime, and we wish our brother well.” Matt Goldsborough is Philadelphia-based guitarist who joined PENTAGRAM last April 2013 and performed with the legendary band throughout the United States and Europe until original PENTAGRAM guitarist […]

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Dayshell: Announce their return to the UK as main support for Halestorm

Following a successful UK tour with The Word Alive and I See Stars and the release of their debut self titled album in the tail end of last year, Calfornia’s Dayshell have announced they will be returning to the UK as main support for Halestorm this April.

Dayshell are also pleased to announce the addition ofDayshell Following a successful UK tour with The Word Alive and I See Stars and the release of their debut self titled album in the tail end of last year, Calfornia’s Dayshell have announced they will be returning to the UK as main support for Halestorm this April. Dayshell are also pleased to announce the addition of guitarist Tyler Shippy as an official full time member of the band. From Tyler: “We’re very excited and humbled to be main support for Halestorm. I love the UK, I love Europe. It’s gonna be a great atmosphere and full of incredible memories for fans as well as ourselves. Hoping to meet a lot of new faces. Let’s rock!” “I can’t express my gratitude and happiness enough in regards to being a part of this band. I’ve been touring with them for a year and since day one it’s had my full attention and dedication. Being able to call this dynamic monster a part of m y own brings out a whole new sense of pride and belonging within myself and in turn I see myself as another piece of the puzzle that make and encompass everything Dayshell stands for. This is […]

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