VVN Music would like to thank you for our best year ever. Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve and a great 2011!
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I regret to inform you I will not be able to play with the BSO at the Palm Springs and Sacramento shows. On Christmas Day my foot started to hurt and swell up. By the next morning, I couldn't walk on it so I went to the Doctor. He told me I have a very serious infection. Thinking it would get better, I held out until the last minute before canceling the shows, Doctor's orders.
I am confined to the couch and it has since gotten worse. I am so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. I have played many shows with the flu and other such ailments, but I can't take this one lightly. Again, the last thing I want to do is cancel a show. I look forward to seeing you next year on tour and hopefully I'll start this one off on the right foot! (Sorry, I had to do it!)
"There are going to be many more recordings from around the world, as this will be an ongoing series, giving fans the chance to hear the band in many different countries.
"These recordings are true official bootlegs in every sense and they reflect that nights performance as it happened, totally untouched. You can almost feel that you are at the concert, so put the CD on, turn it up loud, close your eyes and enjoy a night in Budapest with Uriah Heep."
December 26th, 2010 - Stax Records, the Concord Music Group family and millions of fans around the world, lost a great artist and friend on Sunday when soul music icon Teena Marie died at the age of 54.Marie passed away on Sunday afternoon while sleeping from what is being theorized as a grand mal seizure.
An internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and performer, Teena Marie, released her thirteenth and final album, CONGO SQUARE on June 9, 2009 for legendary soul music label Stax Records. The critically acclaimed collection was a personal milestone for the iconic, Grammy nominated soul music star and Rhythm &Blues Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient as it marked her 30th year in the industry she loved.
Teena Marie left a sensational musical legacy. Making her debut in 1979, her sublime musical eclecticism took soul music in new directions, swiftly earning her a hallowed and singular place in the hearts of R&B purists. Throughout her groundbreaking accomplishments, Teena remained humble, unpretentious and refreshingly down-to-earth. Her talent was matched only by her kindness of spirit. She collaborated with musical giants throughout her career and they reciprocated with the kind of love and respect that indicated she was truly one of them.
"The enduring influence of Teena's inspirational, trailblazing career, could only have been made possible through her brilliant song-writing, showmanship andhigh energy passion which laid the ground work for the future generations of R&B, hip-hop, and soul," stated Concord Music Group chief label officer, Gene Rumsey. "We feel extremely fortunate to have worked with a visionary who changed music in indelible ways. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends and of course, millions of fans around the world."