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WhoCares update

WhoCares charity single will get a North American release on June 27th via Eagle Rock. This is the release date for a physical CD. European CD release date is now set for May 24th (although Amazon.co.uk lists it as May 9th).

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WhoCares in Amazon charts

The still-yet-to-be-released WhoCares single has already entered the Amazon.co.uk charts. It’s been at #2 position in singles for two days now and yesterday was even spotted at reaching #1. You all now have a chance to contribute to it’s continuing success.

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Born Again again

Born Again will be re-released in the UK via Universal/Sanctuary as a 2CD Deluxe Edition on May 30.

Track listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Trashed
  2. Stonehenge
  3. Disturbing the Priest
  4. The Dark
  5. Zero the Hero
  6. Digital Bitch
  7. Born Again
  8. Hot Line
  9. Keep it Warm
Disc 2:
  1. The Fallen (previously unreleased album session outtake)
  2. Stonehenge (extended version)
  3. Hot Line
  4. War Pigs
  5. Black Sabbath
  6. The Dark
  7. Zero the Hero
  8. Digital Bitch
  9. Iron Man
  10. Smoke on the Water
  11. Paranoid

Disc 1 is a straight copy of the original album, most likely remastered, but not remixed.

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WhoCares release details

Gillan and Iommi’s charity project WhoCares will release it’s debut single on May 6 via Edel/eARmusic. The single will contain two brand new songs Out Of My Mind and Holy Water.

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Rock Aid Armenia remix

As we reported earlier, the all-star version of Smoke on the Water recorded back in the day for the benefit of 1988 earthquake in Armenia is being re-released in newly remixed form.

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Armenian projects update

There are two new developments in Gillan’s Armenian projects.

First, the Who Cares did get into the studio and recorded a song. There is a brief report on Tony Iommi’s website.

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Gillan, Iommi, McBrain, Lord

Caramba reports that the ad hoc band Who Cares will be going to the studio next Wednesday, October 6, to record a song called Out of my Mind for the benefit of the music school in Gyumri, Armenia.

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New Q&A at Caramba

‘Who Cares’, dreaminess, complaining less, loosing his strings, Euclid of Alexandria, Vladimir Putin, Robert Mugabe and Britney Spears, Giransan vellybad amellicatobrame and underground buzz — read all about it in the latest installment of Q&A at Caramba!

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Gillan and Iommi donate musical instruments

Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi have donated 4 Takamine acoustic guitars and a Gretsch drum kit with Paiste cymbals to a musical school in Gyumri, Armenia. The town of Gyumri was devastated during the 1988 earthquake.

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Gillan writing with Iommi

According to this Swedish interview, Big Ian was writting with Tony Iommi and a plan to start a “charity band” project is in the works:

Shouldn’t you do something with the guys in Black Sabbath?

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