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Hawkwind Postpones US Tour until March 2014

Just in, [[bands/hawkwind|Hawkwind]] has postponed their upcoming US tour due to Dave Brock's ill health, their statement from Facebook:

"As many of you will now be aware, Dave was taken ill a couple of weeks ago. Doctors have confirmed that his condition is stress related, aggravated by the trademark dispute in the United States which could result in years of litigation.

After enduring a series of tests, Dave has now been advised that it could be dangerous to his health to embark on a grueling 14,000 mile tour at this time.

King Crimson #8 lineup announced

From DGM website:
"The 8th incarnation of [[bands/king-crimson|King Crimson]] will be Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk and Robert Fripp.

Writing on his (not yet published) dairy for September 24th Fripp notes "The Point Of Crim-Seeing was of a conventional Back Line – Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin and Pat Matstelotto - reconfigured as the Front Line, with Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk and myself as Back Line."

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New Caravan due via Plegemusic

[[bands/caravan|Caravan]] have gone the crowd-sourcing route for their next studio album, securing 100% of the funding through Pledgemusic in record time. Due in January 2014, pledges begin at GBP8.00 for a download of the new album, and while many of the special rewards are already sold out, there's still a fine selection to choose from. Please give a look:

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Charlotte Church

While I'm a huge fan of Charlotte Church in the movie I'll Be There, I really don't know beans about her musical career. However, working with partner Johnathan Powell and producer Gethin John, her series of EPs this year are culminating to a quite inspired musical direction. Give a look:

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Long awaited landing of Goblin in North America

Almost 40 years removed from their debut, cult legends [[bands/goblin|Goblin]] will launch their first ever North American tour this October. The tour will start October 1st in Atlanta and will culminate with a two night run of performances in Austin, TX at the Housecore Horror Film Festival on Oct 25 and 27.

Hawkwind Legend Nik Turner Releases New Single & Video, Fallen Angel STS-51-L

Hawkwind Announce North American Tour - Dates!

DO NOT PANIC!
HAWKWIND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR OCTOBER 2013

Albums you should know, Part 3: Pretty Things - Parachute

Song: Grass (1970)

Wigwam Live at Liisankadun studio, Helsinki,1976

Nice clip of Finnish band [[bands/wigwam|Wigwam]] at Liisankadun studio recorded for Pop-Liisa, TV1 25.11.1976. Tracks are "Eddie And The Boys | Simple Human Kindness | Colossus | A Better Hold (And A Little View) | Grass For Blades". Presenter Vesa-Matti Loiri gives opening words, introduces the band in between the songs, and recites 'Syyslaulu' ('Tombstone Valentine' in Finnish)."

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Albums you should know, Part 2: Rare Bird - Epic Forest

Song: Title No. 1 Again (Birdman) (1972)

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