LIVING LOUD — the new "supergroup" consisting of Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP) on bass, Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, KANSAS, DIXIE DREGS) on guitar, Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums and Jimmy Barnes (COLD CHISEL) on vocals — are tentativey planning on embarking on a European tour in March, to be followed by festival dates in June/July 2005. Also, an Australian promoter is reportedly trying to sort out dates for May 2005 to include Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia.LIVING LOUD's self-titled debut CD received an international release last month through EMI Records. The international version of the album features two live tracks ("Crazy Train" and "Good Times") not found on the original CD. Also issued on the same day was a LIVING LOUD live DVD (containing footage from their Sydney show in April) and a combined CD/DVD package. LIVING LOUD's debut album was recorded in Florida at Greg Rikes studio with producer Darren Schneider, who has worked with DEEP PURPLE, MATCHBOX 20 and CREED. The keyboards were subsequently laid down and at AIR studios in London, where the entire affair was mixed. The album includes five new original songs written by Steve, Jimmy, Lee and Bob, along with several cover versions of various OZZY OSBOURNE classics.
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