Latest HMV Hammersmith Apollo Stories

2011-04-12 05:00:00

NEW YORK, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AC/DC devotees from all over the globe will descend upon London's legendary HMV Hammersmith Apollo for the exclusive world premiere of AC/DC Live At River Plate on Friday May 6, 2011. Shot entirely in HD with 32 cameras, fans will experience the thunderous excitement and intensity of AC/DC Live At River Plate on the UK's largest movie screen (roughly the equivalent of 4 double decker buses stacked). AC/DC Live At River Plate definitively chronicles...

2011-02-24 08:00:00

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Queen's 40th anniversary is now upon us, and the band plans to pull out all the stops to celebrate this historic occasion. "2011 is an important year for Queen," said Brian May "and there will be a lot of activity." Adds Roger Taylor, "I can't believe it's been that long and that we are still around in such a big way. I'm amazed and grateful!" This yearlong event will be marked by a series of releases, re-releases, special limited-edition...

2010-07-15 09:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Queensryche has partnered with Capitol/EMI for the September 14 release of an expanded 20th Anniversary Edition of the band's triple platinum-certified breakout album, Empire. The new 2CD and digital packages both include the remastered album, featuring six hit singles, including the #1 smash "Silent Lucidity," as well as 13 bonus tracks, among them 10 previously unreleased live performances recorded in 1990 at London's Hammersmith Odeon. The 2CD...

2008-09-20 21:00:23

By Tony Parsons VAN Morrison has banned alcohol from his concerts because having people drinking while he plays is "off-putting." Yes, you can see how it might be distracting to have people wandering around shouting: "Half a pint of lager, please," during Have I Told You Lately That I Love You. How times have changed. I can remember being in the Hammersmith Odeon in the late 70s to watch Van Morrison, and what felt like half the stalls lit up a spliff the moment he came on stage and played...

2008-09-18 12:00:25

By Keith Bruce THE explosion of music venues in Glasgow in recent years, with the Carling Academy, ABC, Oran Mor, Classic Grand and Stereo all joining established favourites such as Barrowland and King Tut's, has left Scotland's capital city looking ever more impoverished. A whole generation of Edinburgh rock fans have become accustomed to shelling out to ScotRail as part of the cost of their addiction, travelling west to see all but the few shows staged at the Liquid Room, Corn Exchange...

2008-09-08 15:00:42

By ALAN MORRISON EDINBURGH'S music fans will recognise the scenario. Your favourite band is onstage in Glasgow; they're building up to a climax but haven't yet played your favourite song; it's obvious they're keeping it back for the encore . . . but if you don't leave now, you'll miss the last train home. It's a dilemma that will be eased, if not solved outright, when the Picture House begins operations in the capital. A 1500-capacity venue sited on Lothian Road, it fits nicely on the...

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