Vocalist Joey Tempest
of Swedish hard rockers EUROPE
was interviewed on the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show"
. The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud
player below. (Note: The Tempest
interview begins around the 22-minute mark.)EUROPE
's ninth studio album, "Bag Of Bones"
, was recently certified gold in the group's home country for sales in excess of 20,000 copies. According to the band, the CD entered the official chart in Sweden at position No. 2 and "has since then continued to sell steadily." The group added, "'Bag Of Bones'
is fast becoming the most successful record since the reunion."
Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry
) in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach gold status in the country twice in the last seven years — from the pre-2002 level of 40,000 to the current 20,000."Bag Of Bones"
was released in Europe on April 27 via earMusic
. The CD, which features a guest appearance by blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa
(BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION
), was produced by Kevin Shirley
, who has previously worked with IRON MAIDEN
, JOE BONAMASSA
, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION
, BLACK STONE CHERRY
, among others.