Chuck Leavell Announces That He’s Joining David Gilmour’s Band

first_imgFamed guitarist David Gilmour has added the Chuck Leavell to his touring band for his upcoming European tour.  The Pink Floyd man is surely excited to add Leavell’s legendary keyboard skills to the mix, as he has shown in his career with The Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers Band. Leavell recently posted his thoughts on the interesting collaboration on his website:I was pleased and surprised to be contacted by David (Gilmour) a couple of months ago asking me if I would be available to tour with him in June and July. My first contact with David was back in 1984 when I was the Musical Director of a show broadcast on MTV called “Guitar Greats”. David was a part of that, and he was amazing. Then a few years later when I was with Eric Clapton, David invited me and some of the other members of the band to his home where we had a memorable night talking about music and life in general. To have him reach out to me now is truly an honor, and I can’t wait to start work with him and the band. My good friend, Greg Phillinganes, who I was honored to work with during some of my Clapton days will also be playing keyboards on the tour and I look forward to “tag teaming” with him again. The timing for this is perfect, as the Stones will gear up again for our “Desert Trip” shows and some other activity in September and October. So this is proving to be an extraordinary year for me! – Chuck LeavellGilmour, who is still touring in support of his recently released album Rattle The Lock, will hit the road with Leavell and co. on June 25th in Poland, and will wind their way through Europe for a full month, finally ending their tour in Belgium on July 28th. If you’re in Europe this summer, make sure you catch this epic tour while you can, as it’s likely that Leavell will only be on this tour for a brief period of time before linking back up with The Stones at Desert Trip this October.In the meantime, check out our review of Gilmour’s brilliant show at Radio City Music Hall this past April.last_img read more

Arsenal players support appointment of Freddie Ljungberg after Unai Emery sacked

first_imgArsenal players support appointment of Freddie Ljungberg after Unai Emery sacked Advertisement Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Nov 2019 10:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link213Shares Ljungberg has taken charge at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s squad support the appointment of Freddie Ljungberg as interim coach, according to reports.Unai Emery was dismissed as head coach on Friday morning in the wake of a humiliating defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates on Thursday night.The latest set-back played out in front of a half-empty stadium and Arsenal’s board took the decision to axe Emery following a dismal start to his second season in charge.Arsenal legend and coach Ljungberg has taken charge and the players see his ‘clarity’ as a welcome change, the Guardian claim.ADVERTISEMENT Emery defends Arsenal team’s performance after Frankfurt lossTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:03FullscreenEmery defends Arsenal team’s performance after Frankfurt loss is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The squad has not hid their frustration with Emery in recent weeks and communication has been a major issue.AdvertisementAdvertisementLjungberg has impressed since joining the coaching staff and the players have struggled to understand exactly what Emery wants from them on the pitch.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAfter announcing Emery’s sacking, Josh Kroenke released the following statement: ‘Our most sincere thanks go to Unai and his colleagues who were unrelenting in their efforts to get the club back to competing at the level we all expect and demand. We wish Unai and his team nothing but future success.’Arsenal’s search for a new manager has reportedly already begun and at present Ljungberg is not considered as a long-term option. Ljungberg has impressed as a coach at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri are being considered, while former Gunner and Manchester City’s assistant coach Mikel Arteta is also an option.Arsenal say they have ‘full confidence’ in Ljungberg to take them forward with a busy winter period set to kick off.MORE: Arsenal sack Unai Emery after Eintracht Frankfurt Europa League defeatMORE: Arsenal Fan TV star slams club legend Ray Parlour for claiming supporters want Unai Emery’s team to loselast_img read more