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10 July 2009

Rock legends support one of the boys!
 
Some of Australia's best known musicians have come together to support one of their own, Mick Cocks guitarist and a founding member of the iconic Australian rock band Rose Tattoo.
 
Mick has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Many of Micks' peers have come together for a special benefit concert called 'One Of The Boys' – a concert for Mick Cocks that will be held at the Enmore Theatre Friday 24th July from 7pm.
 
Some of the artists confirmed for the show are Jimmy Barnes, You Am I, Ian Moss, Rose Tattoo, The Radiators, Phil Small, Dave Tice and Mark Evans (ex AC/DC), Steve Prestwich and Lucy De Soto.
 
This very special rock music event is being presented by Support Act Limited the registered charity set up to assist members of the entertainment industry.
 
Tickets available from Ticketek and the Enmore Theatre from Wednesday 8th July and are $49.90 + booking fee.
 
Book on-line on www.ticketek.com or call 132 849.
 
For further media and information please contact:
Cat Swinton
Catalyst PR
Mobile: 0411333190

8 April 2009

Rose Tattoo's management have today announced that the bands guitarist and founding member Mick Cocks has been diagnosed with liver cancer.
The bands manager Steve White said "Mick has asked that I release this information to avoid the rumour mill taking control of information. The situation is that Mick has been diagnosed with liver cancer and is now under the advice of the very best doctors in Sydney.Treatment plans are underway and Mick is in good spirits and ready for a fight".
Any other information that Mick wants to make available will be posted on the bands website over the coming months.

2 January 2007

ROSE TATTOO PRESS RELEASE -

Armegeddon Music has set a February 16, 2007 date for the new ROSE TATTOO album entitled 'Blood Brothers'

ROSE TATTOO has posted it's video for the track "Black Eyed Bruiser" at YouTube.com.  The song is the first single from 'Blood Brothers' which was produced by veteran Australian producer Mark Optiz (INXS, Cold Chisel, KISS).  "Black Eyed Bruiser" was written by the band's original production team, Harry Vanda and George Young, who were AC/DC's producers.

ROSE TATTOO were due to start recording 'Blood Brothers' in Sydney on May 1, but put back the recording following the guitarist Pete Wells' passing until July.  The band were very hopeful of having Pete play on this album before he got too ill.

ROSE TATTOO will embark on a European tour in early March.  The band will also play select tour dates with SAXON and MASTERPLAN.

A Bon Scott celebration concert is being held in Perth, WA, Australia, on 25 February 2007, in order to raise money for a statue to be erected in honour of Bon.  Dave Tice will be there as a member of THE PARTY BOYS who will also featuring Mark Evans (ex AC/DC bass player & co partner of  TICE & EVANS) and they will be playing a number of AC/DC's songs + a couple of earlier songs by Bon.  Also on the bill are THE ANGELS, ROSE TATTOO, SCREAMING JETS etc. For full details, check out www.bonscottconcert.com.au

22 December 2006

Stay tuned for the pending release of Pete Wells album which Pete recorded late last year while he was very ill.  Rob Grosser is currently mixing the album and a release date is not yet known.

4 December 2006

Aztec Music have re-released the final two Buffalo albums and they can be purchased over the net from Vicious Sloth or direct from Aztec Music.

10 June 2006

New album from Pete Wells & Blues Hangover titled "Greetings From The Aloha Monkey" has been released by Shock Records.  The album was recorded late last year and is full of blistering blues in the true Hangover tradition.  Greetings From The Aloha Monkey is available on the net from Shock Records @ www.shock.com.au
 

 

23 May 2006

Welcome to the new revamped BLOW YOUR SPEAKERS! web site.  It's well over due and I also know that there's a lot of fans out there who have been hanging out for an update.  If you have a look, you'll notice I'm still working on the revamp but I thought I'd put it up while still working on it.

The main news of recent times was the tragic death of Pete Wells who passed away on 27 March 2006, as the result of cancer.  As I stated on Pete's web site at the time -

It is with much sadness to let you know that Pete passed away today.  The good news is that Pete’s music will live on for the inspiration of generations to come.

RIP Pete Wells, a great musician, a rock ‘n’ roll legend & most importantly, a great friend.

Eagle

Check out the Official Pete Wells Site here.

On the good news side, Aztec Music has re-released the first three Buffalo albums and will be releasing the other two later this year.  The releases are fantastic and congratulations to Aztec Music and Vicious Sloth for their great effort.  The albums can be purchased over the net from the good blokes @ Vicious Sloth Collectables.


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