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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). Download release for both markets is still set for May 6th. Confused? Me too. […]

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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. It’s great music by outstanding musicians. And it’s all for a good cause. Thanks […]

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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: Trashed Stonehenge Disturbing the Priest The Dark Zero the Hero Digital Bitch Born Again Hot Line Keep it Warm Disc 2: The Fallen (previously unreleased album session outtake) Stonehenge (extended version) Hot Line […]

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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. Jon Lord, Nicko McBrain, Jason Newsted and Linde Lindström (HIM) also contributed to the project. The single will be available in following formats: CD […]

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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. All the proceeds from this release will go towards rebuilding a musical school in the town of Gyumri, which still operates out of […]

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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. Caramba! also reports that bass duties will be handled by Jason Newsted, who could not make it to the studio in London and will […]

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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. This is the project Big Ian spoke about before. The band, as it stands now, is comprised […]

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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. Last October Gillan and Iommi have visited the school, which is still housed in temporary shelters. Gillan’s solo concerts […]

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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? – Weird that you should mention that because I was in Armenia with Tony Iommi last week and stopped by […]

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