Uriah Heep are Mieliepopping in October

Uriah Heep at GrandWest, 1 June 2010
Uriah Heep at GrandWest, 1 June 2010 | photo: Michael Currin

Uriah Heep are headlining Mieliepop Festival 26-28 October 2012

FRIDAY LINEUP

Phoenix Smith (JHB)
Mechanics of Happiness (PTA)
DADA FM (CPT)
BCUC (JHB)
Tenkai Pennies (PTA)
Them Particles (JHB)

SATURDAY LINEUP

URIAH HEEP (UK)
Naming James (JHB)
The Country Conquerors (GREYTON)
Howlin Shibanski (PTA)
Greg Georgiades Big Band and Then Some (EVERYWHERE)
Chiba Fly (PTA)
Jeremy Loops (CPT)
Shotgun Tori (JHB)
Dan Patlansky (PLANET DAN)
Tidal Waves (UTOPIA)
Feed The Wolf (PTA)
Hot Water (DBN)
Smoking Mojos (UNITED STATES OF RIZLA)
Napalma (BRAZIL / MOZ)

SUNDAY LINEUP

The Country Conquerors
Riku Latti Ensemble ft. Bacchus Nel,
Lochner de Kock,
Rian Malan,
Lanimybru

Classic Rock to launch Deep Purple Fanpack | News | Classic Rock

These guys see my coming a mile away!

Re-Machined

Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head is the star attraction in Classic Rock’s upcoming Deep Purple Fanpack.

Hear official, all-new recordings of the band’s classic 1972 album performed by Metallica, Iron Maiden, Chickenfoot, Black Label Society, Kings of Chaos, the Flaming Lips, Steve Vai, Jimmy Barnes & Joe Bonamassa plus Glenn Hughes & Chad Smith.

Tracklisting

1. Smoke On The Water – Carlos Santana / Jacoby Shaddix
2. Highway Star – Chickenfoot
3. Maybe I’m A Leo – Glenn Hughes / Chad Smith
4. Pictures of Home – Black Label Society
5. Never Before – Kings of Chaos
6. Smoke On The Water – The Flaming Lips
7. Lazy – Jimmy Barnes with Joe Bonamassa
8. Space Truckin’ – Iron Maiden
9. When A Blind Man Cries – Metallica

Plus, exclusive to this special edition:

10. Highway Star – Steve Vai, Glenn Hughes, Chad Smith, Lauchlan Doley

via Classic Rock to launch Deep Purple Fanpack | News | Classic Rock.

Maak ’n pyp en dans (’n Begeleide trippie op soek na die droom) – Albert du Plessis | LitNet

Albert du Plessis

Na wie se pype dans jy? Betrap jouself in ’n goeie bui met ’n massiewe klankstelsel en verloor beheer in die ekstase van ’n smerige Hammond- of pyporrelsolo wat disrespekvol en met minagting tot diép in die rooi in gespeel word. – Albert du Plessis


via Maak ’n pyp en dans (’n Begeleide trippie op soek na die droom) – Albert du Plessis | LitNet.

Just Give Me Rock & Roll Music

A small collection of rock & roll covers by classic rockers.

Ken Hensley in South Africa

From RockFest

By now, you’ve probably heard that KEN HENSLEY, the man who penned so many of Uriah Heep’s classic tracks, will be doing a once-off-gig at the New Life Church auditorium in Douglasdale, Johannesburg, on Saturday 17 March! In a major scoop for The Rockfest on MIX 93.8FM, we are pleased to announce that some excellent SA talent will be supporting this most legendary musician. Toni Rowland, Ghapi / Peter Hanmer BAND, (Cindy) Alter (Stewart) Irving and Nanette Scott, will be setting the stage for a truly memorable day. Booking through Strictly Tickets (www.strictlytickets.co.za). Tickets (R 180.00pp) are limited!!! An item of clothing and / or a tin of canned food for the various charities the church takes care of, together with your prized ticket, gets you in! Doors open at midday. Logistics allowing, The Rockfest on Mix93.8fm will be broadcasting from the venue on the day. It’s going to be an AWESOME day!!! – Leon Economides

Rock Memories: 70s Acoustic Rock

As a teenager in the 70’s I compiled cassette tapes of my favourite songs. Much later on I compiled CD-Rs, and even later iTunes playlists on my computer.

And now YouTube videos on a WordPress blog.

So I am still doing the same thing I always loved, making my own compilations, just the technology has changed.

And the music still has the power to move me.