News Item 22nd January 2005

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News Item 22nd January 2005

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Some feedback from Ken on Michael's MSG set the other night at the NAM gig, edited for briefness:

" There were no special 'pop in' guests a basic show from the beginning. McCauley was there to sing most of the songs but McCauley Schenker songs were not performed. They opened up with Lights Out which seems odd and did a bunch of UFO songs. But Rock Bottom was the last song and very enjoyable. Schenker himself is still fun to watch and I enjoy when he plays early MSG. The band did celebrate McCauley's birthday with champagne toast on stage."

The gist was that it was an average sort of show really and nothing special.

Statetrooper news from their Official Site at

"Gary Barden's STATETROOPER back on the road 2005 - first days announced exclusively at the official Trooper site. More dates will be added as soon as they are confirmed!!

And now it is confirmed, Statetrooper will play at Sweden Rock Festival June 11, 2005. Other bands are Mötley Crüe, Accept, Kansas, Motörhead, Magnum, Nazareth, Saxon, Dio, Styx, Helix, Robin Trowers and many others.

We are pleased to announce that Statetrooper have signed to Toshiba-EMI. The deal will see the release of their new album, "The Calling" released across Japan.

Mainstream Radio from The Netherlands did an interview with Jeff Summers - listen to it online !

Two promo videos Casablanca and I'm Alive filmed at the promotion gig at The Underworld, Camden this summer are available in the video section. "