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Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding Fundraiser

Edgar Winter is thrilled to be performing alongside Alice Cooper in his annual Christmas Pudding fundraiser December 9th. All the proceeds go to Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Teen Center, which is a sanctuary for local teens that encourages self-expression through music and dance.

Deep Purple, Alice Cooper and The Edgar Winter Band on Tour! August & September 2017!!

Catch Edgar on the tour with Deep Purple and Alice Cooper this August & September! Make sure to get your VIP TICKETS! VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

Noho jam special

Come help support music education in the city of Los Angeles

Rock and Blues Fest 2014 set for this summer.

Tour will run through August 24th other artists, include Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds, Peter Rivera formerly of Rare Earth, Vanilla Fudge, and Johnny Winter Band.

8/1/14 Westbury, NY - Theater at Westbury
8/2/14 Rockland, ME - Rockland's Harbor Park
8/3/14 Redbank,NJ - Count Basie Theater

8/5/14 Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theater
8/6/14 Cohasset, MA - South Shore Music Circus
8/7/14 New Brunswick, NJ - The State Theater
8/8/14 Englewood, NJ - Bergen P A C

8/13/14 Melbourne, FL - The King Center
8/14/14 Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theater
8/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center
8/16/14 Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall

8/21/14 San Jose, CA - City National Civic
8/22/14 Anaheim, CA - The Grove
8/23/14 Las Vegas, NV - The Cannery
8/24/14 Seattle, WA - Snoqualmie Casino

Come rock the waves with us aboard the Rock Legends Cruise!

Come rock the waves with us aboard the Rock Legends Cruise! We'll be sailing February 19 - 23, 2015. Check out all the details at!!!

Rock "N" Blues Fest Set For Summer


Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones once said, "If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music."

Beginning in late July, the Rock'n'Blues Fest will debut featuring five well-known players who were initially inspired to pick up their instruments due to their love for rock and blues: Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Leslie West and Kim Simmonds (see tour itinerary below).

"I think the blues will always be around," says legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter, who will be performing as part of the Johnny Winter Band and headlining the Rock'n'Blues Fest tour. "People need it."

As the story goes, five decades ago at the age of 17, Johnny went to see B.B. King in his home state of Texas, and requested a turn at the mic. King eventually gave in and handed his guitar to Johnny, who ended up getting a standing ovation for his performance. Needless to say, it wouldn't be long before Johnny had his own legion of followers.

In 1968, Johnny released his first solo album, The Progressive Blues Experiment, and the music world took notice. Twenty years and several successful solo albums later, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame. In the late 70's, he collaborated with another blues legend, Muddy Waters, on three separate albums of Waters', including the Grammy-winning Hard Again (1977). Over the years, he put out approximately two dozen solo albums. In 2003, he was named as one of Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, and currently remains one of the top "old school" blues guitarists still touring.

Joining Johnny for the Rock'n'Blues Fest "ride" will be his younger brother, Edgar Winter, who has certainly met with considerable acclaim in his own right with such monster hits as "Free Ride" and the chart-topping rocker, "Frankenstein."

"As far as I'm concerned, blues and jazz are the great American contributions to music," comments Edgar, who will be bringing the Edgar Winter Band along for the almost two-month trek.

A multi-instrumentalist (keyboards/sax/percussion) whose music encompasses many different genres including rock, blues, jazz and pop, Edgar first hit the national spotlight with his early recording of "Tobacco Road," featured on his 1970 debut album, Entrance. Edgar would soon form the band White Trash and release two hit albums in '71 and '72 titled, Edgar Winter's White Trash and Roadwork. Hot on the heels of the certified gold album, Roadwork, Edgar would put together an entirely new outfit called The Edgar Winter Group that would originally feature guitarist Ronnie Montrose. The band's first effort, They Only Come Out at Night, would spawn both the hit singles, "Free Ride" and "Frankenstein," and remain on the charts for an incredible 80 consecutive weeks. The pivotal album would eventually reach double-platinum status, selling more than 2 million copies. More recently, Edgar achieved chart success in 2003 with the song, "Dying To Live" -- featured as "Runnin" (Dying to Live) in the film Tupac Resurrection -- as the Eminem-produced song hit #5 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles sales chart. With over 20 albums and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, Edgar Winter has not been satisfied to ride the wave of popular music stardom. His music has been featured in several major national television and radio and advertising campaigns. In addition, his music can be heard in no fewer than fifteen film and television projects.

Next on the bill is rock guitarist Rick Derringer, who's had an illustrious career as both a solo artist and critical band member.

Air guitarists will surely be out in force when Rick breaks into his well-known rock anthem, "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo." The song continues to be a staple on rock radio and was featured in several movies including The Spirit of '76, Rush, Stag, What A Girl Wants and the cult classic, Dazed and Confused. It's a little known fact that years before his success as a solo artist, Rick had a band at the age of 17 called The McCoys that had a #1 hit in 1965 called, "Hang on Sloopy." The song would eventually be knocked out of the top spot by The Beatles' "Yesterday." A year after its release, The McCoys would find themselves as the openers for the entire Rolling Stones American tour. Although written and recorded a few years earlier, Rick released his most famous version of the song in 1974 and never looked back... In 1977, he would appear on the last Led Zeppelin North American Tour. In the years to follow, Rick would perform with such artists as Alice Cooper ("Under My Wheels"), Steely Dan ("Show Biz Kids" and "Chained Lightning"), KISS, Todd Rundgren and Weird Al Yankovic among others including both Johnny and Edgar Winter. From 1986 to 1992, Rick would tour with Cindy Lauper and co-write a song from her True Colors album titled, "Calm Inside The Storm." Before embarking on last year's Hippiefest tour, Rick toured Europe with Ringo Starr as a member of Ringo's All-Starr Band.

Although perhaps best known as a founding member of the band Mountain, guitarist Leslie West began his musical career with an R&B/Blue-eyed soul rock outfit called The Vagrants, who would quickly enjoy a few hits. Shortly after the formation of Mountain with bass guitarist/producer Felix Pappalardi, keyboardist Steve Knight and drummer N.D. Smart in 1969, the band would find themselves performing on day two of the legendary Woodstock festival in August of that year. Not too long after the event, new drummer Corky Laing would join the fold and the band would release their first Billboard Top 40 single, "Mississippi Queen." The rest is rock history as the song would be played on rock radio for years to come. Mountain would follow-up that hit with the Jack Bruce-penned, "Theme for an Imaginary Western," one of the eleven songs they performed at Woodstock. Considered one of the pioneers of heavy metal, Rolling Stone magazine once identified them as a "louder version of Cream." In the early seventies, Mountain would temporarily disband with Leslie and Corky collaborating with Creem bassist Jack Bruce for a cutting-edge group called West, Bruce and Laing. In 1976, West would play guitar for the track, "Bo Diddley Jam" on Diddley's 20th Anniversary of Rock'n'Roll all-star album. In 2005, he contributed to Ozzy Osbourne's Under Cover album, performing guitar on a remake of "Mississippi Queen." The following year, he immersed himself in the blues, once again, with his latest solo album titled, Blue Me, on the Blues Bureau International label. Later that year (2006), he would be honored by being inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. In addition to fronting Mountain, Leslie continues to record and perform on his own.

Considered one of the architects of British blues, Kim Simmonds began performing professionally in London in the mid-60's after learning how to play guitar by listening to his brother's blues records as a teenager. As leader and founder of the legendary blues rock band, Savoy Brown
, he has 49 album releases currently available and continues to tour all over the world with the band as well as a solo acoustic act. In 1967, the band would help propel the UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the United States, invigorating the style forever. In the process, Savoy Brown became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970's, with their vast influence stretching into modern rock as we know it today. In 2011, the band celebrated its 45th anniversary by releasing a new CD titled, Voodoo Moon. Later in the year, Kim would release his most recent effort, Out Of The Blue, a collection of varied material that placed him in a new setting as both singer and songwriter. Among the most loved, most respected and longest running of its genre, Savoy Brown is one of the magical names in blues rock. Kim Simmonds will be performing the best of the best at this year's Rock'n'Blues Fest.

Due to their close involvement with each other throughout their careers, it's likely that various artists on the forthcoming Rock'n'Blues Fest will unite on stage to perform some unexpected classic songs together.

One can only hope.

Five great musicians... one incredible tour of rock and blues music.

Who said, "There ain't no cure for the summertime blues?"

For further information, photos or interview requests, please contact Jeff Albright / The Albright Entertainment Group at



Sunday, July 29 - Pantages Theater in Tacoma, Washington (w/o Leslie West)
Wednesday, August 1 - The Winery in Saratoga, California
Friday, August 3 - Sam's Woodsite in Mammoth Lakes, California
Saturday, August 4 - The Grove in Anaheim, California
Sunday, August 5 - The Palms Concert Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada
Thursday, August 9 - South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset, Massachusetts
Friday, August 10 - Newport Yachting Center in Newport, Rhode Island
Saturday, August 11 - Spy Class Ridge Winery in Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Sunday, August 12 - County Center in Westchester, New York
Tuesday, August 14 - Bergen Performing Arts Center in Bergen, New Jersey
Wednesday, August 15 - Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania
Thursday, August 16 - Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, New Jersey
Friday, August 17 - Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, Massachusetts
Saturday, August 18 - NYCB Theatre in Westbury, New York
Sunday, August 19 - Mount Laurel Performing Arts Center in Bushkill, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, August 21 - Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey
Friday, August 24 - The Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, Florida (date billed as "Hippiefest")
Wednesday, August 29 - Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio
Thursday, August 30 - DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan
Friday, August 31 - Country Club Hills Theatre in Chicago, Illinois

*More Dates To Be Announced


"This Rock'n'Blues Fest / Hippiefest roster promises a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the best, legendary artists of our lifetime. I can't wait to be a part of it."

--Rick Derringer--

"I am happy to be able to be part of this Rock'n'Blues Fest as the first tour since the amputation of my right leg. I hope this gives me a leg up on the new year!"

--Leslie West--

"This is my first time performing in Rock'n'Blues Fest / Hippiefest and it was an offer I couldn't refuse... I'm a big fan of all the other musicians participating, having played gigs with most of them in the 1960's. It's a great feeling of continuity, knowing we're all still around playing better than ever."

--Kim Simmonds--

"This year's Hippiefest tour is truly a 'Rock'n'Blues Fest' -- a landmark, historic, musical celebration of which my band and I are proud to be a part. It's going to be a Guitar Guru Gala of Gargantuan proportions. For me personally, it will simply be the Greatest!

This tour will reunite all the people I most love and grew up playing with. Of course, my brother, Johnny Winter, will be there -- along with Rick Derringer, who played in both my bands White Trash and The Edgar Winter Group. Also appearing will be Leslie West, another long-time friend and great guitar hero we all have had the pleasure of knowing and performing with over the years.

And as if that weren't enough, I certainly want to mention my present guitarist, Doug Rappoport. Though perhaps not as well known, Doug has been with my band well over ten years (the longest in my musical history), and has developed into a phenomenal player. He exhibits incredible energy, soaring soul, and dazzling technique. I guarantee all you guitar aficionados will be awed and amazed.

Of course, Johnny, Rick, and Leslie are guitar legends of the first order. Rick is one of the most complete and versatile guitarists I have ever had the opportunity to work with -- a great singer, songwriter, and artist. And what can you say about Johnny? He is the Chairman of the Board! In my estimation, Johnny is the most knowledgeable and authentic traditional slide and blues guitarist still living today.

So, what can you expect from the Edgar Winter Band on the Rock'n'Blues Fest? Well, we'll be doing 'Tobacco Road,' the traditional blues song I originally popularized with my brother, Johnny. It is climaxed with the long primal scream, followed by the vocal/guitar duel (performed with Doug Rappoport). And, of course, we will do our biggest hits, the ever-popular 'Free Ride,' and the indestructible monster, 'Frankenstein'!

I want to thank all the fans who have followed and supported my career (as well as Johnny's and Rick's) over all these years. It means the world to me to be able to do what I most truly love, and see you all out there -- still rockin', and having a good time. And as they say... the rest is Rock'n'Roll history.

So, see you at one of the dates on the tour. Believe me, this is not one you want to miss. All I can say is ... Get Ready To Rock'n'Roll!!!"

--Edgar Winter--

Grammy Museum

An Evening With Edgar Winter

Presented by American Express

Wednesday, October 12, 2011; 8:00 p.m.

The GRAMMY Museum is pleased to welcome renowned multi-instrumentalist Edgar Winter to the Clive Davis Theater. A child prodigy who achieved international success early on, Winter has found an audience in every major entertainment medium - music, film and television. A prolific writer, as seen in classic rock hits such as €śFree Ride,€ť Winter's music encompasses many different genres, including rock, jazz, blues and pop. From his critically acclaimed 1970 debut album, Entrance, he has demonstrated his unique style and ability to cross the genre lines. Having written and performed the international, instrumental hit €śFrankenstein,€ť he was also the first to use a synthesizer on a hit record. His song €śDying to Live,€ť is featured in the film "Tupac Resurrection," the biography on the life of rapper Tupac Shakur and was produced by Eminem. Winter continues to thrill audiences with his live performances, always remaining on the cutting edge of music and style. Hear Winter in discussion with GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. After the interview, Winter will take audience questions and perform a selection of songs.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. American Express presale tickets are $20 and can be purchased online by American Express Card members starting Friday, September 16, at noon. Public onsale is Friday, September 30, at noon. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call (213.765.6803) or visit

RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-STARR BAND - Hampton Court Palace, 17 June 2011


Hampton Court Palace, 17 June 2011

Photos by Noel Buckley

A suitably grand and legendary setting to witness a musical legend in Ringo Starr. Shame the weather didn't hold out, although despite the rain people were still determined to enjoy their picnics albeit under trees. As if by magic, though, the rain stopped as soon as Ringo and his band took to the stage at 9pm.

His current All Starr band is as impressive as previous incarnations with guitarists Wally Palmar (The Romantics) and Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter on keyboards/saxophone, Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth) on keyboards, Richard Page (Mr Mister) on bass and drummer Gregg Bissonette (Dave Lee Roth/ELO). All took their turn on lead vocals, bar Gregg Bissonette who kept the beat going throughout the show.

The setlist is a mix of Ringo's solo output and songs with 'that other band' as he kept calling the Beatles plus two songs each from the band members.

To be fair Ringo doesn't have the greatest of voices but his enthusiasm and passion, especially when he sang the autobiographical 'The Other Side Of Liverpool' carries the songs along nicely. Highlights from the Ringo fronted songs included 'Yellow Submarine' (the song that really got the audience on its feet), 'The Other Side Of Liverpool' and the Carl Perkins tune by way of the Beatles, 'Honey Don't'.

Ringo seemed more at ease behind his drums as he lacked the natural ease displayed by Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer when connecting with the crowd. I did like his comment that he was the greatest and the crowd were the best (later he said Richard Page was great but he was still the greatest!). He has that sharp Scouse sense of humour that works so well.

Turning to his band, who are all consummate musicians in their own right and have sold a fair few albums each through the years, it was Edgar Winter who stole the show for me.

He was the one to get the crowd going early on with his hit 'Free Ride' and later on with a prog/jazz rock overload on 'Frankenstein'. On this song he started on a portable keyboard, switched to sax, then a small drum kit and back to keyboards. A real showman and great fun to watch.

Rick Derringer again had bags of enthusiasm and 'Hang On Sloopy' went down well early on in the set. His other song, 'Rock N Roll Hoochie Koo' had a lady near to us covering her ears, as he did a fast guitar solo including a snippet of Van Halen's 'Eruption'. Lady, if its too loud you're too old :)

Wally Palmer, of the Romantics, was not someone whose music I was overly familiar with and he did fall into the Spinal Tap trap of 'Hello London, England' before quickly chaning it to 'Hello, Hampton Court'. 'Talking In Your Sleep' was an enjoyable song but not so taken by 'What I Like About You'.

Gary Wright was quietly playing his keyboards and singing backing vocals for most of the set, almost to the point you forgot he was there but he came alive when he did his two songs.

'Dreamweaver' was simply breathtaking, from the deftly played keys through his vocal, still spot on. 'Love Is Alive' was good but was never going to match 'Dreamweaver'.

Finally the one singer I was really keen to see, Richard Page of Mr Mister fame. To hear that band's biggest two biggest hits - 'Kyrie' and 'Broken Wings' - played live made this melodic rock fan very happy indeed. The crowd reaction was amongst the best for the non-Ringo songs as well.

The set closed as you'd expect - 'With A Little Help From My Friends'. I was hoping Joe Cocker may have quickly popped on stage as his version is for me the definitive one. Still it was a rousing end to a great night and Ringo and the band signed off with John Lennon's 'Give Peace A Chance'.

As a way to keep these great songs alive on stage Ringo Starr and his All-Starr's do this well. The set was just under two hours long but it flew by. I would highly recommend seeing this current version of his band, especially for fans of Mr Mister who are unlikely to hear these songs performed live very often.


It Don't Come Easy/ Honey Don't/ Choose Love/ Hang On Sloopy (Rick Derringer) / Free Ride (Edgar Winter)/ Talking In Your Sleep (Wally Palmar)/ I Wanna Be Your Man/ Dream Weaver (Gary Wright)/ Kyrie (Richard Page)/ The Other Side of Liverpool/ Yellow Submarine/ Frankenstein (Edgar Winter)/ Peace Dream/ Back Off Boogaloo/ What I Like About You (Wally Palmar)/ Rock N Roll Hoochie Koo (Rick Derringer)/ Boys/ Love Is Alive (Gary Wright)/ Broken Wings (Richard Page)/ Photograph/

Act Naturally/ With A Little Help From My Friends into Give Peace a Chance

Review by Jason Ritchie

Photos by Noel Buckley

ATT features Edgar Winter

ATT is featuring Edgar Winter as himself, in a new national TV commercial. Frankenstein is also being used.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band


Edgar Winter will be joining Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band return to the road for the 12th All Starr tour. Also joining Ringo Starr will be Rick Derringer on guitar, Richard Page on bass, Wally Palmar on guitar & harmonica, Gary Wright on keyboards and Gregg Bissonette on drums.

The twenty seven date tour kicks off in Kiev, Ukraine on 4th June, stopping in Russia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Latvia, Poland, Britain, France, Czech Republic, Italy, Holland and Germany before concluding in Vienna, Austria on 17th July.

4th June Kiev, Ukraine Palace Of Ukraine
6th June Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall
7th June St Petersburg, Russia Big Concert Hall
10th June Gothenburg, Sweden Liseberg
11th June Oslo, Norway Norwegian Wood Festival
12th June Randers, Denmark Vaerket SOLD OUT
14th June Riga, Latvia Arena Riga
15th June Warsaw, Poland Sala Kongresowa
17th June London, England Hampton Court
18th June Liverpool, England Empire
20th June Birmingham, England Symphony Hall
22nd June Manchester, England Opera House
23rd June Glasgow, Scotland Clyde Auditorium
24th June Bournemouth, England BIC
26th June Paris, France Palais des Sports
28th June Budapest, Hungary Sport Arena
29th June Prague, Czech Republic KCP Congress Centre
2nd July Lyon, France Centre de Congres
3rd July Milan, Italy Civic Arena
4th July Rome, Italy Auditorium Cavea
7th July Hamburg, Germany Stadtpark
9th July Weert, Holland Bospop Festival
10th July Dusseldorf, Germany Philipshalle
12th July Berlin, Germany Zitadelle
13th July Munich, Germany Circus Krone
16th July Frankfurt, Germany Jahrhunderthalle
17th July Vienna, Austria Open Air Arena

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock game

It has been officially announced that Edgar's song "Free Ride" will be included in the upcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock game, coming later this year. For more on Guitar Hero, check out their site:

Edgar Winter to tour with Ringo Starr and his 11th All Starr Band


It's a new decade, a new CD and a new band - on January 12, 2010 Ringo Starr released Y NOT (Hip-O/Ume), supported by Ben Harper and Relentless7 for a promotional tour, and simultaneously announced his 11th All Starr line up, which he will take on the road this summer.

The 11th All Starrs will feature Edgar Winter on sax and keyboards, Gary Wright on keyboards and Gregg Bissonette on drums. New to the All Starrs are Rick Derringer on Guitar, Richard Page on bass (Mr. Mister) and Wally Palmar on Guitar and Harmonica (Romantics). Booked by Dave Hart, the tour will kick off this June 24, 2010 at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls Canada, include a July 7 (Ringo's Birthday!) show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City ending at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on August 7.

Y NOT, Ringo's 16th studio album, met with immediate acclaim: Billboard called the collection "some of his best and most poignant songs in years" while Rolling Stone said "Y Not is full of straightforward, sweetly melodic tunes, most of them about Starr's abiding optimism."

As of press time the confirmed dates include:

24-25 Niagara Falls ONT Fallsview Casino
26 Bethel NY Bethel Woods Center
30 Westbury NY Westbury Theatre

2 State Theatre Easton PA
3Atlantic City NY Caesar's Circus Maximus
7 New York NY Radio City Music Hall
8 Lancaster PA American Theatre
10 Atlanta Ga Chastain Park
11 Durham NC Durham Performing Arts Center
13 Clearwater Fl Ruth Eckerd Hall
15 Hollywood Fl Hard Rock Arena
17 Saint Augustine FL St Augustine Amphitheatre
20 Cleveland OH City Lights Pavilion
21 Canandaigua NY Sands PAC
23 Windsor ONT Caesars
24 Hammond IN Horseshoe Casino
31 Woodinville Wa Chateau St Michelle

7 Los Angeles, Greek Theatre

More dates will be announced soon

Edgar Winter on Fox TV January 16



Featuring a Special Performance by Edgar Winter and Appearance by Carrot Top

For 30 years, the bad boys of magic, Penn & Teller, have been performing for sold-out crowds around the world, have a hit TV series and now they are attempting their biggest trick yet,winning a million-dollar jackpot. Carrot Top lends Penn & Teller a hand and Edgar Winter closes the show with a performance of Free Ride on a very special DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! airing Friday, Jan. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LYR-210) (TV-PG)

Host: Wayne Brady

Contact: Tracey Raftery 310-369-1425

Edgar Winter Live on Rockline October 15

Edgar Winter will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Wednesday night October 15 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Edgar at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to Edgar and his band will also perform a plugged-in live set!

Breakfast With The Beatles

Don't miss Edgar Winter join Chris Carter from 11am to 12pm Pacific time
September 28th on:

Breakfast with the Beatles

95.5 KLOS-FM - Los Angeles

Edgar Winter on Rockline June 4th

Legendary rocker Edgar Winter will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Wednesday night June 4th at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Edgar at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to

Rockline continued

Edgar Winter
New CD: Rebel Road

Talk about history! Edgar Winter has a prodigious history in the world of Rock and Roll, performing with an impressive array of musicians in several incarnations over the years. Trying to determine what was the best period for Edgar will lead to a spirited discussion with any discerning rockers. Talking with those who have actually performed with Edgar will reveal the respect and admiration other musicians have for him and how he seems to bring out the best in others. This is why Edgar, once again, will be part of the upcoming Ringo Starr All Starr Band tour headed out for its tenth season, beginning June 19 in Niagara Falls, Ontario and stretching into early August. Appearing with Edgar and Ringo will be veteran rockers Gary Wright, Billy Squier and former Men At Work leader Colin Hay. We have no doubt that the venerable Mr. Winter will help raise the bar for even these respected performers. All the tour stops are listed on the official website

Now that we've talked a bit about history, let's devote some time to the present and future. Winter has a forthcoming CD titled "Rebel Road" ready to drop on July 8th. For this forthcoming release Edgar decided to invite a few guests to help bring out the best in him. The opening and title track "Rebel Road" lives up to its implied promise to rock, featuring a man who knows his way around a guitar and is famous enough to be known worldwide by a single name, Slash. This stone cold rocker sets the tone, and the standard, for the remainder of the album. It's a foot-stomping, back beat laden, highway ready song with a trademark, gritty vocal from Winter and a memorable guitar romp from Slash. That's then followed by "Eye On You", which displays a dash of the famous funk that is patented Edgar Winter with a suspended animation, dreamy breakdown. Then comes a shocker duet with country legend Clint Black which is nothing short of a barroom anthem with a title to match, "The Power of Positive Drinking". Hell Yeah! There's no letdown with the next song "Freedom", rife with the essence of the Winter classic "Free Ride". Track five, "Rockin' the Blues" pairs Edgar with his equally legendary brother Johnny and the siblings show no rivalry, only harmony. Before we review the entire album, suffice to say this will definitely go down as one of the best albums in Edgar's history, a bold statement for a man with close to twenty releases.

We'll give you a chance to weigh in with your opinion of the new songs as we unleash the new CD and bust out a frighteningly good version of "Frankenstein" he performed live on our show a few years ago. Mark your calendar, slap it into your Blackberry, or send yourself a reminder on your iPhone. This is gonna be a good one as Edgar Winter joins us on the next ROCKLINE!

New Edgar Winter Album, Rebel Road


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The Singer and Multi-Instrumentalist, Who Joined
Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band On The Road in 2006, Is Set
To Tour Again With the The Ex-Beatle This Summer

Still jamming as hard and heavy as ever over 35 years since his smashes "Frankenstein" and "Free Ride" captured an era in pop history and redefined the possibilities of fusing blues with rock, Edgar Winter ( continues to defy musical trends by traveling along the Rebel Road (set for release on July 8th by Airline Records via Sony Red distribution).

A fresh, dynamic extension of the multi-talented singer, songwriter, keyboardist and saxophonist's classic musical vibe, the perfectly titled album-yes, he still calls his projects "albums" brings his four decade career full circle with the help of Slash, country superstar Clint Black (on vocals and harmonica) and Winter's equally legendary guitarist brother Johnny Winter. Beyond the all-star contributions, the 11-track collection marks a flourishing of the creative relationship between Winter and Curt Cuomo, who has worked extensively with classic rocker Eddie Money over the past ten years and whose credits include "Pyscho Circus" among numerous songs with Kiss. Cuomo, who first worked with Winter as co-writer of "You Are My Song" on 1999's Winter Blues, co-produced Rebel Road with Winter and is a co-writer on nine songs, along with guitarist, songwriter James Baker; he also contributes percussion, vocals and organ work.

The first stops along Winter's infinitely winding, heavy grooving Rebel Road this year include dates this summer with Winter's longtime hero Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, This is Winter's second go-round with the former Beatle's summer tour extravaganza; he counts his first tour in 2006, "the thrill of a lifetime and a dream come true." The 28-date 2008 Ringo tour kicks off June 19-20 in Niagara Falls, Ontario and wraps August 2 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Later in August, Winter has dates booked with Johnny at the House of Blues in Dallas (they're natives of Beaumont, Texas) and another with fellow bluesman Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

While the high-energy, Slash-sparked title track best captures the spirit of Rebel Road and is the probable first single, Winter is hoping that Ringo lets him complement his latest renditions of "Free Ride" and "Frankenstein" with performances of the album's more heartfelt cuts, the very Beatlesque mid tempo ballad "Peace And Love" (dedicated, of course, to the spirit and legacy of The Fab Four) and the romantic acoustic ballad "The Closer I Get," which Winter wrote for Monique, his beloved wife of 29 years. On the 2006 tour, he sang "Dying To Live," an early classic he wrote after he performed at Woodstock. Winter complements these gentler hopeful expressions with the country rock blues vibe of "The Power of Positive Drinkin'" (featuring Black on harmonica) and blistering blues-rock jams like "Eye On You,""Do It Again" and "Rockin' The Blues" with Johnny.

"The idea was to make a classic American rock album similar to the kind I used to back in the 70s," he says. "I believe music is about following your heart as opposed to trends and second guessing what you think the public wants to hear. I wanted to put out an album that felt real to me, regardless of what's going on in today's music world. I think artists who play music that comes from the heart and that they believe in will communicate with people. What's missing in music today is not only real rock and roll, but the Southern style rock that Johnny and I grew up playing in Texas. Country music has come in to fill the vacuum of honesty and sincerity, and I wanted to contribute to this kind of musical integrity in my own way.

"The kind of music I'm playing on Rebel Road has meant so much to me over the years," he adds, "and it was great working with so many talented musicians on bringing it to life. I think it will resonate with fans familiar with my early music and younger lovers of classic rock. There's something magical about the time this sound came from, when there was more musical freedom and songs reflected such powerful social changes as civil rights and the peace movement during the Vietnam era. There's a deep sense of humanity in classic rock that still resonates today."

Ironically, "Rockin' The Blues" was the original working title of the project, which was fashioned as the third part of a rock-blues trilogy that began with Winter Blues and continued on Winter's 2004 date Jazzin' The Blues, which featured a mix of originals and jazzy arrangements of his classic hits. Then, the singer thought about the popularity he has among the biker community he's legendary for his performances at biker shows like the Buffalo Chip Sturgis Rally, on the Easy Rider tour and Jay Leno's Love Ride, one of the biggest biker related charity events in the world. He thought it might be cool to include some new songs with that kind of vibe. Talking with his longtime manager Jake Hooker (a former rocker who co-penned "I Love Rock and Roll"), Winter thought of "road rebel," and Hooker suggested he flip those words. The concept of Rebel Road was born and the title track, Winter says, just about wrote itself.

"I relate this little story because people seem to be so interested in how songs come about, and it illustrates how the simple turn of phrase in a seemingly idle conversation can really get something rolling," he adds. "As for the concept behind the title, I think bikers and musicians have a good deal in common: a certain defiance and disregard for authority, the status quo, and the powers that be. To me, the idea of the open road is a symbol of freedom, and freedom is what music is all about. It's saying I'm not going to be told who I am, and what I'm supposed to believe. It's about living life on your own terms, and that's what rebel road means to me. I like it because it's not only a biker song, it's my song and my story as well."

Fully embracing the liberating joys of independent music making, Winter is also proud of the way he explores his roots in country music. Though he could strum chords and sing country songs from the time he started playing music, it's an influence that he's never tapped into on his recordings till Rebel Road. He wrote a set of lyrics for what he thought would become a blues song entitled "On The Horns of A Dilemma," and Cuomo and guitarist/frequent co-writer James Zota Baker immediately felt it was a country rocker in the making. They laughed when Winter came up with the title of "The Power of Positive Drinkin'," but felt that one had Nashville style potential as well.

While shying away from the idea of doing a full-on country album, Winter knew he wanted some country-blues style harp to enhance these two tracks. He had played sax on Black's song "Burn One Down" and immediately asked the famed singer to contribute his instrumental talents to Rebel Road. "He said yes and it was another one of those magical musical moments you dream about," says Winter. "Clint literally blew us all away. It means so much that he would take the time and come in and play on these songs between shows out of friendship and human kindness."

From this point, a revved up Winter can see that Rebel Road stretching out for miles and many more exciting live shows to come, with Ringo, Johnny, Kenny and anyone else who cares to take another "Free Ride.""I love making music because it's the way in which I can express everything I've been through in my life, and is also a great emotional and physical release" he says. "Even after all these years, nothing tops the exhilaration of performing for a live audience. It's always very inspiring for me, and I am never going to quit because I need to be out there playing. So you'll never hear me saying anything about a farewell tour. I'm in this for life."

Edgar Winter to tour with Ringo Starr and his 10th All Starr Band




Thursday February 14, 2008 Los Angeles, CA €“ 2008 continues to be a very busy year for Ringo, fresh off launching his new CD Liverpool 8, he announced today that he will be touring the US and Canada this summer. The 10th All Starr-studded ensemble will include returning All Starrs (in alphabetical order): Colin Hay, Billy Squier, Hamish Stuart, Edgar Winter, and first timer Gary Wright and on drums, Gregg Bissonette.

In its 10th incarnation, the All Starrs will continue to inspire audiences of all ages and backgrounds. No other single stage produces the hits like Ringo's All Starrs, each singularly accomplished in their own right. They are artists who complement Ringo and share his message of peace and love. As Ringo said in a recent interview, "My live shows are a peace-and-love fest. That's my main promotion, really."

Since 1989, Ringo and his All Starr Tours have rocked sold out venues with great musicians who love to play. Each of the All Starrs lend their most popular songs to the set which already boasts Ringo's impressive hit list that includes, "With a Little Help From My Friends", "Yellow Submarine", "Photograph" and "It Don't Come Easy".

The 31 US and Canadian tour dates, booked by Dave Hart at ICM, will begin June 19 at Fallsview Casino in Niagra Falls, Ontario, with a show at New York's Radio City in the first week on June 24 and wrapping up at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles August 2nd 2008.

Here are the first set of dates, with the remaining itinerary to follow soon. For updates please visit Ringo's Official website:

June 2008

19 Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, ON

20 Fallsview Casino, Niagra Falls, ON

21 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY

22 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

24 Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

25 Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA

27 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

28 Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Atlantic City, NJ

29 North Fork Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, NY

August 2008
2 Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA

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Edgar Winter Feels The Love

Edgar Winter to perform at LOVE RIDE 23
on November 12th in Glendale, CA
The Largest motorcycle fund-raising event in the world; a caravan of over 20,000 motorcycles from Harley-Davidson of Glendale to Castaic Lake. Featuring Grand Marshal Jay Leno. The Love Ride expects to raise over $1 million for the Los Angeles Times Reading By 9 literacy initiative, MDA, and other charities. In 22 years, the Love Ride has raised over $18 million for charity. (

Les Paul calls on Edgar again

All-Star Concert To Benefit A Place Called Home
Tuesday, February 7 At Gibson Amphitheatre At Universal CityWalk
Featuring Guitar Legend Les Paul With Merle Haggard,Edgar Winter Alison Krauss, Steve Lukather, Joe Perry, Buddy Guy, Joe Satriani, Neal Schon, Shayna Steele, and Surprise Guests

Edgar & Johnny Winter to be inducted into the Southeast Texas "Walk Of Fame"

On November 17, 2005, the Southeast Texas Walk Of Fame will honor and induct Edgar Winter and Johnny Winter into the Southeast Texas “Walk of Fame” at Ford Park in Beaumont, Texas for their contribution to music and career accomplishments . They will awarded the key to the city by the Mayor and County Judge.At this special presentation, Jefferson County officials will unveil 2’ x 2’ Cement block with each Artists name on them. Edgar Winter and Johnny Winter will be the third and fourth inductees. Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Byrd were the first inductees into the Southeast Texas “Walk of Fame.” Janis Joplin is scheduled to be the fifth inductee on December 2nd.

Les Paul & Friends CD is released

An all-star celebration, Les Paul & Friends: American Made World Played brings Les Paul together with a legion of his greatest fans, all of whom have learned a thing or two from the master and have achieved their own great successes in music. From Edgar
Winter & Eric Clapton to Joss Stone, Keith Richards to Sting, are some of the artists joining Les on the rock-charged album


"Edgar Winter Group - They Only Come Out At Night
Ultradisc UHR™ Stereo SACD (shipping October 4, 2005)

“If rock and roll is still part of your blood and not part of your
past, I can assure you this record will bring you hours of joy.” -
Danny Goldberg, Rolling Stone 1/18/73
4 Stars – All Music Guide

Originally released in November of 1972, the Edgar Winter Group’s double platinum record They Only Come Out at Night broke new ground with Winter’s legendary synthesizer sound and became one of rock’s classic records of all time, containing 2 of rock ‘n’ roll’s most notable anthems, the free-spirited “Free Ride” and the ultimate jam tune “Frankenstein”.

Produced by Rick Derringer with Ronnie Montrose on guitars and engineered by Bill Szymezyk who later produced Hotel California and other Eagle hits, They Only Come Out at Night didn’t gain immediate commercial success. Winter and the band thought the song “Free Ride” was the most commercially feasible tune and after a disappointing brief appearance on the charts the band started talking about their next project. Meanwhile, a grass roots phenomenon was spreading across the country. Underground college FM stations all across the US discovered a b-side tune called “Frankenstein”. Winter and his band mates basically had a great time jamming on “Frankenstein” but never considered the over 4 minute tune to be commercially viable. “Frankenstein” was soon one of the most frequently requested songs on mainstream AM stations and astonishingly climbed to #1 on the charts! The album reached the #3 position and the re-released “Free Ride” reached #14.

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab has re-mastered this timeless classic on the proprietary GAIN 2 System extracting every last musical nuance. This limited edition ULTRADISC UHR SACD also includes an expanded booklet plus new liner notes with insights on the session and how it all went down from the master musician himself, Edgar Winter!

1 Hangin’ Around
2 When it Comes
3 Alta Mira
4 Free Ride
5 Undercover Man
6 Round & Round
7 Rock ‘n’ Roll Boogie Woogie Blues
8 Autumn
9 We All Had a Great Time
10 Frankenstein

Coleman R. Brice
Communications Director
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
tel: (310) 995-mofi

Let's go Citgo

Edgar Winter’s hit song “Free Ride” is currently being featured in radio and TV ads promoting CITGO’s Great Gas Giveaway. The promotion involves a Prize Patrol giving away prizes good for gas and store items at CITGO gas stations across the country, as well as a sweepstakes that can be entered online or at CITGO locations. Representatives from CITGO’s marketing department said they chose the song because it fit well with the idea of CITGO giving away gas to help people get where they’re going this summer and because of the song’s instant recognition and iconic cultural status. The 30-second TV ad features scenes from tourist spots across the country turning into live postcards as “Free Ride” plays. The radio and TV commercials will run from July through September in markets throughout the eastern half of the United States. The campaign was created by Barkley Evergreen and Partners, Inc. ad agency in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information, visit

Moogfest Keys in on Edgar

Edgar Winter is set to perform at Moogfest 2005 in honor of the legendary Robert Moog at BB Kings in New York on May 31

Edgar Winter at Carnegie Hall

Edgar Winter is set to perform at Carnegie Hall on June 19, 2005 in honor of Les Paul's 90th birthday. Other performers on this incredible event include Jose Feliciano, Steve Miller, Ritchie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Neil Schoen (Boston), Kenny Wayne Shepard, Steve Lukather and special suprise guests...

Albert Hall DVD Release coming soon

Edgar's Royal Albert Hall show recorded in London last year is to be released on DVD by Sony/BMG soon

Les Paul Calls on Edgar

Edgar Winter has been asked to perform on the Legandary Les Paul duets tribute album. Other artists on the album include: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Steve Miller and Niel Shoen.

Edgar Winter gets Arrested Development

Edgar will appear, or more specifically his image will appear on the hit Fox TV series, Arrested Development on February 13, 2005.

*FLASH* Acadamy Award nomination

Paramount pictures and MTV films just anounced that the movie featuring Edgar's song "Dying To Live" Tupac Resurrection has been nominated for an Acadamy Award for best documentary feature.

Edgar Winter blows them away

Oct 2, Edgar Winter and band blow away the sold out crowd of over 16000 for the 2004 Arrowfest in Irvine, CA at the Verizon Amphitheater.

Notice to all European promoters

Jake Hooker is the manager for Edgar Winter

**Flash** SPV North America Signs On

"Jazzin The Blues" is now available on SPV North America in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Order your copy NOW!

Edgar Winter to Perform at Hollywood Bowl with BB KIng

Edgar continues his triumphant Galaxy tour. Just announced Edgar will be performing with BB King at the Hollywood Bowl on September 15. The Blues festival continues with Edgar in Phoenix Sept. 17, New Mexico Sept. 18 and Telluride on Sept. 19

iTunes Features Edgar Winter

"Not A Kid Anymore", the ultimate collectors album item with 2 bonus tracks,Frankenstein and Free Ride re-records. Now available exclusively on iTunes.

**Flash** "Jazzin The Blues" is released

SPV Records announces the release of Edgar Winter's new album, "Jazzin The Blues" now out all over Europe.

ABC announces new Winter DVD deal

ABC Entertainment has concluded a deal to record a DVD in London at The Royal Albert Hall of Edgar Winter's performance at the close of Winter's current UK tour.

News Flash

Alvin Lee of Ten Years After replaces Peter Green on the Edgar Winter UK tour. Also--Tony McPhee of the Ground Hogs has been added to the bill.


Rock icon Edgar Winter rocked the Jimmy Kimmel TV show last week when he sat in with the house band. Winter performed such classics as "Free Ride,""Frankenstein.""Keep Playing That Rock ‘N’ Roll." He then did a solo performance of his current Top 20 hit "Dying To Live" which brought the studio to their feet for a standing ovation.

After the show, Winter showed Kimmel and co-host Enrique Iglesias the proper "rock on" salute.


Contact: Steve Levesque, Guy McCain 310-860-9170 or




Rock icon Edgar Winter will kick off 2004 with a January 7th musical appearance on the syndicated radio program Rockline. Winter will be interviewed by show host Bob Coburn, take listener calls and perform such hits “Free Ride,” “Dying To Live,” “Frankenstein” and “Keep Playing That Rock ’N’ Roll.”

On January 15th, Winter will be a guest on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. He will sit in with musical director Cleto Escobedo & the house band and is expected to perform a number of his classics songs as well as being interviewed by host Kimmel.

Winter’s “Dying To Live” was used in the hit “Runnin (Dying To Live).” The song was produced by Eminem and features vocals from Winter, Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. The tune was a Top 20 hit on several of Billboard’s charts including the Hot 100 and the Hot R&B/ Hip Hop Singles.

Edgar Winter Live At The Galaxy (Classic Pictures Ltd.) is currently available on DVD and CD.

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Hi Everybody

Hi Everybody,

This is the proposed artwork/layout for flyers and posters for the UK tour. It will begin in April of next year and will be about 35 cities. We will post all the specific information as it comes in.

Also, check Backstage and and you will find lyrics and new music for all eleven songs on "Jazzin' The Blues.

We had lots of fun chatting with you last Thursday. It was great hearing from you, and we will let you know when we're going to do it again.

All the best
And Happy Holidays,
The Winters
Edgar and Monique

Tupac Resurrection Soundtrack

Tupac Resurrection Soundtrack featuring Edgar Winter's Dying To Live debuts at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 album Charts


Contact: Steve Levesque, Guy McCain 310-860-9170 or





When Edgar Winter wrote the song “Dying to Live” during the ‘60’s, he had no idea that it would become part of the hit song “Runnin.” (Dying To Live) Tune is produced by Eminem and features vocals from Winter, Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.

Says Winter, “I wrote the song ‘Dying To Live’ in the Woodstock era of the peace movement and civil rights. I was a new struggling artist at that time and uncertain of my direction. I thought of ‘Dying To Live’ more as an anti-war song at the time. I would have never connected it with gang violence; it was simply a song about survival. For me, it was a very personal song. Whether you are fighting for your country or just trying to make one more day on the streets, it’s something we all have had to face and can all understand. I just want to thank Eminem for hearing the pain, the joy and the humanity from “Dying To Live” and transforming it in a way that I never would have imagined.”

“Runnin”(Dying To Live) is on numerous Billboard charts: #5 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles Sales chart, #18 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles chart and #9 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart.

Edgar Winter Live At The Galaxy (Classic Pictures Ltd.) is currently available on DVD and CD.

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A Perfect Winter Storm:

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Eminem samples Winter’s “Dying to Live” for a Tupac Shakur-Biggie Smalls single from the upcoming Paramount Pictures film and soundtrack, Tupac released November 4th, also blues artist Jonny Lang records a version for his Long Time Coming album release in October
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Winter takes a “Free Ride” on The Simpsons,following up

Edgar Winter Gets the Royal Treatment

At long last the DVD of Edgar Winter Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, is scheduled for Release. Sony/BMG has announced that the 5.1 surround sound DVD will be available May 2006.