posted 20 May 2013
"Head East Live!" Review on Uber Rock Website
"Head East Live!" was recently reviewed by the Uber Rock website. Click the link below to read reviewer Rob Watkins' comments on this classic album that was just re-issued in CD format.
Head East Live! Review on Uber Rock Website
posted 20 May 2013
"Raise A Little Hell" Available At Skip's Records & CD World
Fans in the Eugene, Oregon area can purchase a copy of Head East's new CD "Raise A Little Hell" at Skip's Records & CD World or can order it through their online site linked below. Skip's is Eugene's #1 indie music store and is located at 3215 W. 11th Suite B, Eugene, Oregon.
Skip's Records & CD World
posted 16 May 2013
Classic Rock Revisited Reviews "Raise A Little Hell"
In a recent review of "Raise A Little Hell" posted to the Classic Rock Revisited website, Editor Jeb Wright states,
"Head East was, is and will always remain a living example of the live energy that their era of Rock and Roll is famous for. Their latest live set is a perfect example of how they helped write the book on feel good, dancing in the aisles rock concerts!"
Fans can read the entire review on the Classic Rock Revisited website linked below.
Raise A Little Hell Review on Classic Rock Revisited
posted 15 May 2013
Raise A Little Hell 4th In First Day Sales At Newbury Comics
Newbury Comics report of first day sales for new releases on 14 May indicates that Head East's "Raise A Little Hell" was 4th highest in sales. Other classic rock bands with first day sales in the top 20 included Deep Purple whose new release "Now What?!" was 16th and Huey Lewis & the News whose 30th Anniversary re-issue of their "Sports" album came in 20th.
Head East would like to thank all of their fans for their continued support, not only for buying their new CD but for spreading the word on to all their friends which has helped make "Raise A Little Hell" a big success.
Newbury Comics Website
posted 14 May 2013
Raise A Little Hell Now Available As A Digital Download
Today is the official release date for Head East's new CD Raise A Little Hell. You can now download the entire album or individual tracks in MP3 format at both the iTunes Store and Amazon.com. It is also available through Rhapsody.com for those with a Rhapsody subscription. And if you want a hard copy CD you can purchase it through any of the online sites listed in the article dated 5 April further down this page. Or you can buy a copy when you see Head East live in concert.
To purchase Raise A Little Hell from the iTunes Store, Rhapsody.com, or Amazon.com click on the logos below:
posted 11 May 2013
Important Message About Our Recent Website Changes
We've recently updated our site to make some minor content changes and just completed a major cosmetic change to the look of the site. During your next few visits to the site your browser may load old versions of our pages stored in its memory. This is called browser caching and happens by design. Web browers do this to load pages faster as it takes your browser longer to look for new updated pages. However, this prevents you from seeing the most up to date version of a web page.
So when visiting our site if you still see the old reddish colored pages instead of the new blue ones simply click your refresh or reload button. This will tell your browser to load the latest version of the page you are viewing. That way you don't see old content or the old color scheme.
posted 21 April 2013
Head East Members Autograph Booklets
Head East (pictured on the left) autographs booklets for their new CD "Raise A Little Hell". The autographed booklets with be included in CDs sold by Newbury Comics.
There is a limited quantity of CDs with autographed booklets which will be sold on a first come first serve basis. All "Raise A Little Hell" CDs will include the booklet regardless of who is selling it, but Newbury Comics is currently the only retailer with autographed copies.
L to R: Greg Manahan, Roger Boyd, Glen Bridger, Eddy Jones, & Darren Walker
posted 18 April 2013
1979 Head East Live Album Reissued in CD Format
Head East's 1979 Live album, considered by many to be one of the best double live albums of the classic rock era, is being issued for the first time in its entirety in CD format. Unauthorized bootleg versions in CD format have apperared on the Internet over the years, but this is the first time that the recordings have been officially licensed for reissue in CD format.
Rock Candy Records, a company based in the UK is releasing Head East Live as a special collectors edition. According to the Rock Candy website the CD has 24-bit remastering from source tapes, a 3,500 word essay about the making of the album, an interview with John Schlitt, and enhanced artwork and photos spread out over a 12 page full colour booklet.
The Head East Live CD was released overseas on 15 April and is scheduled for release on 23 April in the US through most of the same retailers that are selling Head East's new CD "Raise A Little Hell". The two CDs make a perfect combination of Head East "Then" and Head East "Now". So pre-order your copies of both CDs today.
Visit the music retail websites below to order your copy of Head East Live.
Barnes & Noble
updated 18 April 2013
Former Head East Lead Vocalist J. Jaye Steele Battling Cancer
Former Head East lead vocalist J. Jaye Steele recently announced that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Steele who was the frontman for Head East for a couple of years in the 1980s currently performs with the band Push based in Cape Coral, Florida. He has begun treatment and states that he is feeling good and is confident that he can win his battle against cancer.
Accounts have been set up with PayPal and Wells Fargo Bank to receive donations to help with medical expenses. Donations can be made to Pushforacure@yahoo.com on the PayPal website and may also be made at the Midpoint Branch of Wells Fargo Bank in Cape Coral, Florida. A benefit is also planned for April 21st with a poker run and a huge fundraising benefit at the Crazy Olive on Pine Island Rd. in Cape Coral, Florida.
The benefit starts Sunday morning April 21st with a poker run that begins at the Harley Davidson in Fort Myers and ends at the Crazy Olive
in Cape Coral, Florida. A silent auction and food festival will begin at the Crazy Olive around noon. Items up for auction include vintage
guitars and memorabilia donated by several famous rock bands and musicians.
There will be a free concert headlined by the Robin Zander Band (lead vocalist for Cheap Trick). Original Foreigner drummer Dennis Elliott, former Bad Company lead vocalist Brian Howe, and other celebrity special guests are also scheduled to perform at the concert.
Visit the Push Facebook page and the "PUSH FOR A CURE" website linked below for more information.
Push Facebook Page "PUSH FOR A CURE" Website
posted 18 April 2013
REO Speedwagon's Neal Doughty Talks About Borrowing Roger Boyd's Mini-Moog
In a recent interview published on the Classic Rock Revisited website, REO Speedwagon founding member and keyboardist Neal
Doughty talks about "borrowing" the Mini-Moog from Head East keyboardist Roger Boyd and using it to get the sound they were looking
for back in the early 70s.
The story of borrowing the Mini-Moog is about half way through the interview and can be read online on the Classic Rock Revisited website linked below:
Neal Doughty Interview
posted 18 April 2013
Head East Alumnus Will Release Christmas CD
Original Head East lead vocalist John Schlitt has announced that he is beginning work on a Christmas CD for release later this year. Once again John will be using the Kickstarter program to solicit funds for this project. Schlitt previously used the kickstarter program for his last solo CD "The Greater Cause" released in 2012.
For more information and to make a pledge visit the kickstarter.com website at the address below:
John Schlitt Christmas CD at Kickstarter.com
posted 14 April 2013
Autographed Copies of the Raise A Little Hell CD
Fans can now pre-order an autographed copy of Head East's new CD through Newbury Comics. The Raise A Little Hell CD which will be released on 14 May, includes an 8-page booklet and Newbury Comics is currently the only retailer selling this CD with band member signatures on the enclosed booklet. There is currently a limited supply of about 300 CDs that will contain the autographed booklet which can be pre-ordered online for $12.99 plus shipping costs through the Newbury Comics website linked below.
Newbury Comics has 28 stores throughout the New England states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island. Fans who want an autographed copy but don't want to order online should check with a Newbury Comics store for availability (store locations are listed on the Newbury Comics website).
Newbury Comics Website
updated 5 April 2013
Pre-order the Raise A Little Hell CD
Head East's new CD "Raise A Little Hell" can now be pre-ordered online through numerous music retail websites including K-mart, Best Buy, FYE, CD Universe, Amazon and many more. The new CD which is being distributed by RED (the independent distribution arm of Sony BMG) has 12 track and has a release date of 14 May. The CD sells for about 14 dollars on most sites, but prices vary from site to site with some currently as low as $11.99. Cover art for the "Raise A Lttile Hell" CD is shown to the left.
Visit the music retail websites below to order your copy of Raise A Little Hell.
Barnes & Noble
posted 27 February 2013
Sneak preview of new Head East T-Shirts
New shirts will be available for purchase at Head East shows beginning March 2nd in Medina, Minnesota. The new designs (shown below) promote the band's new CD titled "Raise A Little Hell" due out later this Spring. We'll have more information on the new CD in the weeks to come. So check our bulletin board / news page periodically for updates.
Men's Shirt Design
Ladies Shirt Design
* above images have had digital watermarks of the copyright symbol added which are not visible on the actual t-shirts