Old rockers never die… they just f-f-f-fade away, goes the old adage. But in this day and age, we know that isn’t true any more.
Now old rockers, heck, even dead rockers, can be given a new lease of life. Why just earlier today, it was reported that Jimi Hendrix, rest his soul, will be releasing a new album called Valleys Of Neptune.
It’s tracks compiled from his last studio session with the original members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
According to the report, most of the songs – both covers like Sunshine Of Your Love and Bleeding Heart and originals like Lullaby Of Summer and Red House – were recorded in 1969 at London’s Olympic Studios and New York’s Record Plant, although some of the songs date to age earlier age; one song, Mr Bad Luck, dates back to 1967.
The album will contain 12 tracks, and will be out on March 8, one of a series of releases marking the 40th anniversary year of Hendrix’s death.
Meantime, living, breathing old rockers Deep Purple will be back in Singapore on May 12 to perform a gig at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Yes, Lushington Entertainments are bringing the rock quintet, which, alongside Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, were one of the pioneers of heavy metal and hard rock.
And the band will feature the Mark VIII line-up who performed at Fort Canning some years back: Don Airey, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse and Ian Paice.
Now with 18 albums to its credit, Deep Purple may not be tracking into the studio just yet, although you never know, they could highlight one or two new tracks at the gigs.
But don’t rush for tickets just yet. Public sale will happen only on Jan 14. Anyway, here are the deets:
Deep Purple – Live In Singapore!
Date: 12th May 2010
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets: $88, $108 and $148 (seated) from Sistic
Sistic hotline: (+65) 6348 5555
Web booking: www.sistic.com.sg