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from Tim Henderson
of BW&BK Magazine
edited by HardRadio

2/9/18 Page 2

Former Vinnie Vincent Invasion drummer BOBBY ROCK has announced his upcoming memoir, entitled The Boy Is Gonna Rock: A Drummer's Journey From Houston To Hollywood In Search Of Hair Metal Heaven. Says Bobby: "This is the one many of you have been waiting for me to write: a very detailed and personal 12-chapter memoir about the entire Vinnie Vincent Invasion saga. I was originally going to release it in 2017, but then I heard about Vinnie's impending appearance at the Atlanta Kiss Convention and decided to hold off. I didn't want to muddy the waters in any way for Vinnie's long-awaited return. "We're shooting for a May release of the new book, initially through PledgeMusic. We'll have a lot of cool (and very rare!) VVI memorabilia, personal items, and additional BR merch available in special bundles throughout the campaign, which will kick off in March. Should be fun. "Editing and design are all under way right now. In the meantime, there will be regular sneak previews right here at the blog. I think you guys will dig it. My early beta-readers are reporting that, "Once you start reading it, you cannot stop!" This is what every writer loves to hear! "Again, check updates at the blog (tinyurl.com/y7nsoz9a). New excerpts are already there."

Drummer and founding member of Mr. Big, PAT TORPEY - passed away Wednesday at the age of 64 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Family, band and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Mr. Big (Torpey, Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan, and Paul Gilbert) released their ninth original studio album, Defying Gravity, July 21, 2017. Mr. Big, formed in 1988, produced numerous hit songs that ranged across a wide array of rock genres - be it ballads, heavy metal, or blues rock. Their hits included "Alive and Kicking", "Just Take My Heart" and the chart-topping ballad, "To Be With You", a Billboard Hot 100 #1 single in 15 countries for weeks in 1991, propelling the band to huge international success and multi-Platinum record sales.

ROBIN TROWER will play an exclusive UK concert at the Islington Assembly Hall in London on Tuesday, February 27th. The 72 year-old will be supported by the New York based blues vocalist Sari Schorr Trio featuring guitarist Ash Wilson and keyboardist Bob Fridzema (former King King). Says Robin Trower about the Time & Emotion album he released last year: "I can honestly say I don't know when I have been happier with an album. I feel Time and Emotion contains some of my very best work." For details visit thegigcartel.com.

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