Today sees the release of brand new charity single F**k You Brain, a collaboration between Ginger Wildheart and Ryan Hamilton.
You can purchase the 3 song download directly from roundrecords.bandcamp.com, and all proceeds made from sales of the single will be donated to The Samaritans, a very deserving charity, particularly around this time of year.
“Ironically I struggled even getting to the studio to record my parts for this single, deep as was in my current battle with depression. The same attack that almost killed me a week ago.
My depression wants me dead. So far I’m winning on weight advantage, but the battle is never over.
Our suggestion is £5.00, but if you’re doing okay this year then please add a little. The people involved in this single all gave their time for free, and we’ll even be dropping a ‘thank you’ donation into the box. Let’s do this selflessly and with love.
I’d like to thank everyone who has worked tirelessly to make sure that this single happens in time to help. My warm thanks extend to every one of you for helping save someone’s life this Christmas.
The Ginger Wildheart band are a last minute addition to the Hard Rock Hell bill, appearing on Sat 12th November
With both the Ginger Wildheart Band and Hey! Hello!, Ginger quickly steps into the breach following the surprise withdrawal of Glenn Hughes.
Hey! Hello! are due to play at 17.20pm and the Ginger Wildheart Band at 20.45pm.
Hard Rock Hell organisers explained on the event’s official Facebook page: “[There’s] not much we can do when someone pulls their whole European tour … what’s the solution… simple, up the game, so we are pleased to announce that Ginger Wildheart has stepped in at the last minute and will be replacing Glenn Hughes. As an extra, Ginger will also perform an HRH showcase of his new band, Hey! Hello!, over and above the later Ginger Wildheart slot.”
The Hard Rock Hell spokesperson added: “We love Glenn, but at such short notice, we feel Ginger’s last minute contribution will only bump up HRH X to another level.” Continue reading →
The Wildhearts set out on a 5 date UK tour this December, including Ginger’s Annual Birthday Bash at the O2 Forum in London on December 17th.
The Wildhearts, with the line up of Ginger and CJ on guitars and vocals, bassist Jon Poole and Ritch Battersby on drums, are supported by Danny McCormack’s new band The Main Grains and Dirt Box Disco for the first 3 shows. The Manchester show will see Hey! Hello! in place of Dirt Box Disco and Ginger’s Annual Birthday Bash in London features a formidable seven bands.
On top of this Danny will be joining The Wildhearts each night for a few songs on the encore.
Full dates are:
Wed 14th – Glasgow O2 ABC – w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains
Thur 15th – Newcastle Riverside – w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains
Fri 16th – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall – w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains
Sat 17th – London O2 Forum – w/ 7 band bill inc. Dirt Box Disco, Hey! Hello! and The Main Grains
Sun 18th – Manchester Ritz – w/ Hey! Hello! & The Main Grains
G·A·S·S· is Ginger’s new fanclub project, which for a year’s subscription provides a full update every month including 3 songs per month, demos from the Ginger archives, podcast, diary, videos, great artwork and all in all more content than you can safely shake a stick at!
G·A·S·S has now released 30 new Ginger songs and 20 demos with more still to come. G·A·S·S will remain open after the year is up, so singup at any time. Month 10 is now available, leading off with the Ginger's LA band Elizabeth playing "No One Smiled At Me Today" and also features one of the 'lost' Alice Cooper demos that Ginger recorded in 1999 - http://g-a-s-s.co/