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Archive for October 29, 2011

Well if you played SingStar……

Sorry folks meant to do more but that winter storm nailed us on the power seen for the last week. That being said I want to talk about the SingStar game for the PlayStation. This game original came out for the PS2 and is still going strong on the PS3. This game will introduce most Americans to a group of bands that they may be unfamiliar with.
Case in point. Gotthard from Switzerland. I found a little more when my cousins were here from Germany. They filled me in on all the groups that I had never heard of before but was beginning to like alot. So I will slowly be sharing many of these bands with you in the coming months. Now back to Gotthard.
From there website Gotthard Offical:
The story so far…..

13 No.1 albums
1 Diamond Award (1 million albums sold in Switzerland)
1 Tripple platinum album (Homerun)
5 Double Platinum albums (Human Zoo, One Life One Soul, Open, DeFrosted, Lipservice)
6 Platinum albums (Gotthard, Dial Hard, G. One Team One spirit, Made In Switzerland, Domino Effect)
1 No. 1 single (Heaven)
6 Top ten singles
1 Gold single (Heaven)

More than 2 million albums sold world wide.
Impressive to say the lest. I was sadden to learn that the lead singer I was getting used to on SingStar had died in Oct 2010. Steve Lee who was one of the founders of the band died in a motorcycle accident in the US.
The band came onto the scene in 1992. This year they released a new album in Sept. called “Homegrown – Alive In Lugano“ which contains vocals done by the late Steve Lee at a concert they did in July of last year before his death. I must say every album of their I have found has been a hit with me. Hope to see more of them as the years keep rolling on.