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|News archive 2004|
|DECEMBER 24, 2005
|DECEMBER 21, 2005
MSG tour has been canceled..........
|DECEMBER 19, 2005
Photo's from the last KRUNK show have been posted by RICCI here!!!!!!!
|DECEMBER 4, 2005
More MSG & MOUNTAIN tour dates have been posted HERE.....
|NOVEMBER 24, 2005
HAPPY TURKEY DAY to all.......More MSG, MOUNTAIN, and KRUNK tour dates have been posted HERE..... To hear samples from the new KRUNK album go here KRUNK website....... Tour updates will be posted as shows are confirmed, so check back on the tours page........ Also 2 new photos added HERE ...
|NOVEMBER 14, 2005
New tour dates have been posted HERE..... REV has once again signed on to play bass with MSG on the upcoming U.S.A. tour, he will also be performing each night with the opening act LESLIE WEST.... REV will also be playing a few shows on the west coast in December with KRUNK.... KRUNK website....... Tour updates will be posted as shows are confirmed, so check back on the tours page........
|OCTOBER 30, 2005
New live photos of BLACK SYMPHONY have been posted on PHOTO PAGE 5......... Also new surprise tour dates will be posted next week......
|other news ---- During the last 17 months, 517 singers were auditioned and now the official BLACK SYMPHONY line up has been set and will be announced NOV 1, 2005 at www.blacksymphony.com , along with information about the new album.|
|Words from REV: "Sorry for the lack of upadates this month, but I've been busy in the studio working on the new BLACK SYMPHONY album. The new singer is amazing. We will be posting all the news about the new line up and the new album on blacksymphony.com this week, including song samples. So check it out."|
|SEPTEMBER 7, 2005
A review of the new FROST album "Out in the Cold" has been posted HERE . The song "Covered in Blood" features REV JONES on bass, JEFF MARTIN on vocals, PATRICK JOHANSSON on drums, and JACK FROST on guitar..... The album will be released on 10/10/05 by MAUSOLEUM RECORDS.....
|SEPTEMBER 6, 2005
A few updates have been added to the GEAR PAGE and ALBUMS PAGE .....
|Words from REV: "I would like to thank all the fans that came out to the Black Symphony show August 26th, you guys were great... It was our first show back since we took a break and put the Black Symphony on hold almost 3 years ago, and let me tell you it felt good to be back... It was a very cool show, even though the other band that we were co-headlining with pulled out 2 days before, we decided to put on a free concert for the fans, it was like an evening with Black Symphony, it was very cool. We played several songs from the first 2 albums (the fan favorites), as well as few unheard songs from the soon to be released third album and 1 new song that will be on the fourth album which we plan on releasing shortly after the third one is released, and I think all the new songs went over as well as the old ones... Then half way through the set we had Jeff Martin from Racer X (who was also the drummer on the first B.S. album) get up on stage and sing with us, he sang a killer version of the Priest song "Victim of Changes", I don't think even Halford could have done it better. Then we called him back up at the end of the show to join us on "Smoke on the Water", Andrew Freeman sung the first verse, Jeff sung the second verse, I sung the third verse, and the crowd sung every chorus, it was great... Then we closed the show out with a couple more cover songs, first we did "Highway Star" that featured the always amazing Robert Vasicek on keyboards, then as an added treat for the M.S.G. fans that came to see Pete Holmes and Myself we did a version of the UFO classic "Lights Out" that featured the incredible guitar work of Rick Plester, and then we finished off the show with "Highway to Hell"..... All in all it was a fantastic show and a fun night, thanks to everyone that shared it with us."|
|------photos from the 8/26 BLACK SYMPHONY show can be seen on the NEW PHOTO PAGE -------|
|SEPTEMBER 5, 2005
A few photos from the August 26th BLACK SYMPHONY show have been posted on the NEW PHOTO PAGE, more photos will be posted this week along with the setlist.... Also details about the future of BLACK SYMPHONY......
|AUGUST 13, 2005
BLACK SYMPHONY line up for the upcoming co-headlining show with GREAT WHITE at Mr. Cues in Lancaster, CA on August 26th, has been announced. The BLACK SYMPHONY line up for this show will be, REV JONES (bass\warrguitar), RICK PLESTER (guitar), PETE HOLMES (drums), ROBERT VASICEK (keyboards), and ANDREW FREEMAN (vocals)..... www.blacksymphony.com
|AUGUST 3, 2005
A BLACK SYMPHONY date has been added to the tour page, it is a co-headlining show with GREAT WHITE at Mr. Cues in Lancaster, CA on August 26th. The official BLACK SYMPHONY line up has not been released as of yet, but should be announced sometime next week along with new album info and more tour dates including some shows related to a new pro roller hockey league........ Check out www.blacksymphony.com ...............
|More info on the JEFF MARTIN solo album "THE FOOL" featuring JEFF MARTIN, REV JONES, PAUL GILBERT, RUSS PARRISH, MICHAEL SCHENKER, and mixed by TOM FLETCHER. The 11 song album will be released in EUROPE on MASCOT RECORDS... We will have more info soon, including song titles, and release dates..............|
|JULY 25, 2005
BLACK SYMPHONY has officially reformed. An official line up, tour dates, and news relating to new material will be announced AUGUST 1, 2005 at www.blacksymphony.com ...............
|In other news ---- The JEFF MARTIN solo album "THE FOOL" featuring REV, is complete. We will have more info soon, including song titles, credits, and a release date..............|
|Also ---- REV is about to begin working on an album with guitarist JOEY ALLEN from WARRANT. I'm not sure of all the details, but we know it is a project that JOEY is putting together..............|
|Check back for more info about the JEFF MARTIN album, JACK FROST album, JOEY ALLEN project, and BLACK SYMPHONY info and tour dates.............|
|JUNE 1, 2005
We will be on vacation until the end of JULY.... Please check back then.....
|MAY 5, 2005
Do to continuous cancelled tour dates and bad management decisions REV JONES and PETE HOLMES have resigned from the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP. This was not due to any personal problems with MICHAEL, it was purely a business decision.....
|Other news..... If you live in the southern California area, don't foget the new band featuring REV JONES, PETE HOLMES, and RICK PLESTER called BARNEY FIFER will be performing MAY 6th in Lancaster California at MR. CUES with GILBY CLARKE..... for more info click here.........|
|News from the studio.... REV is heading in the studio this weekend to finish the JEFF MARTIN solo album, while in the studio REV and JEFF will also be laying down tracks on a song for the new JACK FROST album, the song will feature REV on bass/warrguitar, JEFF MARTIN on vocals, and PATRICK JOHANSSON (Yngwie) on drums..........|
|APRIL 30, 2005
REV JONES, JAMES KOTTAK (Scorpions) and RICK PLESTER (Black Symphony) were spotted hanging out with the guys from WARRANT at their show last night in Lancaster California, and following the show they (Rev, James, Rick) were seen onstage together at a different club jamming some old disco tunes.....
|Other news..... A new band featuring REV JONES, PETE HOLMES, and RICK PLESTER called BARNEY FIFER will be performing MAY 6th in Lancaster California at MR. CUES with GILBY CLARKE..... for more info click here.........|
|APRIL 20, 2005
More MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP tour dates have been posted on the tour page ............
|News from the studio.... Rev and drummer PETE HOLMES have just finished writing and recording a bass & drum instrumental (titled "Broken Fist") for the upcoming MICHAEL SCHENKER album "Tales of Rock-n-Roll"..... REV is also in the studio finishing up the JEFF MARTIN solo album, they are currently recording the last 2 tracks with guitarist RUSS PARRISH (Fight, Metal School) and PAUL GILBERT (Mr. big, Racer X).... Also next week REV will begin working on 2 songs from the new JACK FROST album, the songs feature PATRICK JOHANSSON (Yngwie) on drums..........|
|Next week we will add photos and info off all REV's new gear, including the new 12 string custom WARRGUITAR, new 5 string custom BRUBAKER bass, new EDEN bass rig, new (now custom) 8 string DEAN bass, and new WASHBURN mandolin........|
|APRIL 4, 2005
New MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP tour dates have been posted on the tour page, these dates are co-headlining with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN.... more EUROPEAN dates will be added this week....
Also REV's new bass amp company EDEN ELECTRONICS has posted a REV JONES bio page on their site HERE....
|MARCH 16, 2005
A bunch of new photos have been posted on the site, PHOTO PAGE 1 PHOTO PAGE 3 PHOTO PAGE 4 ....
Also updated is the GEAR page and the ALBUMS page....
|REV will be heading back into the studio in a couple of weeks to finish the JEFF MARTIN album, following that he will be heading to a studio in N.J. to record 3 songs on the new JACK FROST album, then shortly after that he will be heading into the studio with MICHAEL SCHENKER to record some bass parts for the upcoming album "Tales of Rock-n-Roll - 25 years of MSG".... More details will be posted soon|
|MARCH 15, 2005
Words from REV: "I have just returned from the studio in Lake Tahoe where I was recording with JEFF MARTIN on his new solo album. We recorded 8 songs, 5 of which he had already written and 3 that we wrote together during rehearsal. All the songs are outstanding, I think it will be a great album. I will be going back in the studio in a few weeks to record the other 3 songs and to sing back up vocals. II'll post more details about the album soon."
|MARCH 9, 2005
Words from REV: "I would like to send my condolences and prayers to the CHRIS LeDOUX family, band, and road crew...
He was a great person as well as a great entertainer... He will be missed"
|MARCH 3, 2005
REV is heading in the studio today to begin work on a JEFF MARTIN solo album..... Check back for more details and pictures from the studio.....
|MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP has been confirmed on the "2005 MONTERREY METAL FEST" on MAY 28th in Monterrey, MEXICO... Also playing MOTERHEAD and DANZIG...
for more details click HERE
|JANUARY 27, 2005
New updates on the website - 2 mp3's added, a bunch of new pictures added, and 2 live video clips of REV & PETE doing their solo's have been posted on the new VIDEO page... More mp3's and photo's of REV's gear will be added in the next couple of days, so please check back....
|Words from REV: "The MSG show and the NAMM show were great, I met lots of new & old fans, I hung out with lots of friends and made a few new ones, and I hooked up with a couple of new gear company's that I am going to start working with, I'll be posting all the new gear info very soon... I also comfirmed 2 recording projects that I will be working on in the near future, first off I will be playing on JEFF MARTIN's solo album, I am already working on a few songs that JEFF recorded demo's of and the bass lines I'm coming up with are out of this world, I can't wait to start recording, it should be a great album... I will also be playing bass on the next JACK FROST album... I will post more details when I have more details.."|
|JANUARY 26, 2005
New pictures posted on the photo page.... click HERE to check them out....
|JANUARY 14, 2005
Today REV JONES is celebrating another birthday, so
"Happy Birthday to REV!!!!!!"