GIRLSCHOOL To Release 30th-Anniversary Album In October

July 29, 2008

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL will release its 30th-anniversary album in October via Wacken Records/SPV. The CD will reportedly feature a plethora of special guests, including Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH),Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO),Lemmy and Phil Campbell from MOTÖRHEAD, "Fast" Eddie Clarke (FASTWAY, ex-MOTÖRHEAD) and a couple of members of TWISTED SISTER.

GIRLSCHOOL guitarist Kelly Johnson passed away on July 15, 2007 after a six-year battle with cancer of the spine. Along with Johnson, the classic lineup of GIRLSCHOOL included Kim McAuliffe (guitar),Enid Williams (bass) and Denise Dufort (drums). The band was an integral and major force in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement, beginning with the release of its debut album, "Demolition" (1980),and continuing with the follow-up efforts, "Hit 'n' Run" (1981) and "Screaming Blue Murder" (1982).

Upcoming GIRLSCHOOL shows:

Jul. 31 - Wacken, Wacken Open Air (Germany)
Sep. 04 - London, 100 Club (album release party)
Oct. 10 - Berlin, White Trash (Germany)
Oct. 17 - Pul, Uden (Holland)
Oct. 18 - Lantaarn, Helendoorn (Holland)
Oct. 19 - Wieze, Metal Female Voices festival (Belgium)
Oct. 20 - Zeche, Bochum (Germany)
Oct. 21 - Hamburg, Ballroom (Germany)
Oct. 23 - Rome, Jailbreak (Italy)
Oct. 24 - Bologna, Sottotetto Club (Italy)
Oct. 25 - Pinarela De Cervia, Rockplanet (Italy)
Oct. 29 - Z7, Pratteln (Switzerland)
Oct. 30 - Halle 101, Speyer (Germany)
Oct. 31 - Bad Arolsen, Outback (Germany)
Nov. 01 - Conne Island, Leipzig (Germany)
Nov. 15 - Wuerzburg, Keep It True (Germany)

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