"Dear fans and friends of Birth Control,
Unfortunately I have to post a very, very sad message. On Tuesday, 02.18.2014, our drummer and singer Bernd "Nossi" Noske passed away! The funeral took place in silence in the circle of family.
Who would like to support Nossi's widow with a donation can be sure that these will be thankfully accepted! Kornelia Sommerfeld-Noske, Zum Bäumchen 9, D-53809 Ruppichteroth, Germany
After the burial the band will decide how it goes - or whether it ends here and now. However - we will preserve Nossi's memory in honor - he lives on in our hearts.
"It is with great sadness to announce that Francesco Di Giacomo (the beloved tenor singer of Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso) passed away today from the result of a car accident. Details are sketchy about what caused the accident but it may be health related. Here is the posting on the internet and the English translation":
Submitted by Charles Snider on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 08:55
"Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) (translation: Award-winning Marconi Bakery) is an Italian progressive rock band. They were the first Italian group to have success abroad, entering both the British and American charts. Between 1973 and 1977 they released five albums with English lyrics. They also had several successful European and American tours, playing at the popular Reading Festival in England and on a very popular national television program in the U.S.A.
Italian legend Corrado Rustici of Nova fame will be releasing an album from his 2010 tour of Japan. Here's the promo clip of the upcoming album "Live in Japan" by Corrado Rustici Trio. Starring Corrado Rustici (gtr), Steve Smith (drs) and Peter Vettese (keys).
From Zombi's tumblr site:
"Due to popular demand, our heroes Goblin* will be adding a second run of North American shows in December, and I probably don’t have to tell you how thrilled we are to be joining them for these dates. It’s been almost 7 years since our last tour of the States - hope you can make it to one of these shows.
Nov 29 Chicago, IL/ The Empty Bottle w/Taiga, Alex Barnett (no Goblin)
Nov 30 Minneapolis, MN/ The Varsity Theater
Dec 1 Milwaukee, WI/ Turner Hall
Dec 3 St. Louis, MO/ 2720 Cherokee
Dec 4 Cincinnati, OH/ Taft Theatre
Marillion have released another version of their epic album Brave, recorded earlier in the year, on multiple formats:
"Recorded on the 9 March 2013 at the Marillion Weekend in Centre Parcs, The Netherlands. This concert film features the whole of the Brave album performed in full plus over an hour of encores and extras. This unique event was captured in glorious high definition by 15 cameras in a purpose built arena, bringing you a truly unique event and a defining moment in Marillion’s live performance career."
It's one of my favorite albums, just can't enough of it!