07.05.07 Joy Rose EP available for iTunes download...


Joy Rose's EP entitled 'Grace' has been released on iTunes and is currently available from the US and UK iTunes stores. The four track EP features which was produced and co-written by Kipper includes two versions of the title track - radio edit and full version, plus 'He Can Work It Out' and 'Just Believe'. Originally released in late 2006 Cross Rhythms reviewed the CD as follows...

"Best known as a backing singer for Sting, there's no doubting the vocal talent of Joy Rose. Now she's stepped into the solo spotlight for her gospel debut and delivered a four-song EP to introduce herself. You get two versions of the exceptional title cut basically split into long and edited versions. The groove reminds me of Sting's 'If You Love Somebody Set Them Free' or is that simply autosuggestion because of Joy's associations? Whatever, it's a classy track. 'He Can Work It Out' is the most preachy and passionate here with Joy reminding us that God is in control whilst wailing like a Sunday morning sister. Powerful stuff! 'Just Believe' takes the tempo way down with piano, a gentle arrangement and some lush backing vocals. It's a late night prayer of encouragement and another opportunity to highlight Joy's amazing voice. As an introduction, this has done the trick because the combination of true gospel material which ministers and a voice that communicates every nuance of emotion, this has got me wanting to hear a whole album. Joy Rose is a British talent worth savouring with a lingering listen to these songs."

Available from iTunes.

Check out Kipper's website at www.kippermusic.co.uk.
07.04.07UNCUT
Who: The Police Where: Italy, March 1980 - The day before the tear-gas and gunfire in Reggio Emilia, scary Cramps guitarist Bryan Gregory, a sinister stick insect in black leather, walks up to me outside the Hotel Principe E Savoia, which The Police have commandeered as their Milan HQ, puts his mouth to my ear and whispers with husky intimacy: "Growl for me, Tiger..."
07.03.07SOURCE
In 1983 they had claimed the mantle of The Beatles by playing New York's Shea Stadium. But as all three freely admit, their years as rock stars were also years of bitter conflict, sometimes to the point of fistfights backstage. "We would be playing arenas and feeling the love pour on to us," Stewart Copeland says. "And then you would come backstage, to the guys who mattered most, and feel the unlove." From the beginning they had been three disparate personalities. Copeland voluble and extroverted, Sting earnest and pensive, and Andy Summers happiest talking about chord changes and guitar gizmos. What connected them was the music - and that was what they fought over hardest of all...
Oh, the things that technology has wrought in the decades since the Police last toured. Advances in concert audio are doing wonders for Andy Summers' guitar tone. "I don't think I've ever had a guitar sound this good," he says. He also marvels at the "completely state-of-the-art show" that he and his two bandmates put on night after night. Then there's the Internet, which was germinating in government computer labs back when the Police stopped touring in 1984. Summers, 64, got a sense of that medium's power in May, after Police drummer Stewart Copeland used his personal Web site to critique the reunion run's second show...
'Radio On' has finally been released on DVD. Described by the Daily Telegraph as "One of the landmark English films of the past 30 years", the film featured one of Sting's first acting roles. Order here...
Help get the word out about The Police tour! Show you're a fan by adding The Police widget to your site - e.g. MySpace, Facebook, Blogger or any web page you create...