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It's the first time they've seen JPY since their latest Backyard Jam... Jonesy & Amanda caught up with the man and revealed to him some noise complaints which occurred that day as well as JPY's involvement in the 10th anniversary Long Way To The Top concerts in October.
About Long Way To The Top:
It has been a decade since the record-breaking Long Way to the Top rock music extravaganza blazed its way around Australia. Over two hundred thousand ecstatic Australian fans reveled in the opportunity to relive the music that defined their generations. In October, proving you can't keep a good thing down, 17 legends of Australian rock will reunite for the A Long Way to the Top 10th Anniversary Concert.
"Well before CDs, itunes and You Tube, Australians were devoted to live concerts, vinyl singles and LPs, and of course un-missable shows like Bandstand, Sounds and Countdown," says Michael Chugg. "A Long Way to the Top" honors the music that changed us, both individually and as a nation. It was the soundtrack to our youth and we lived for it and by it. This is a big and happy trip down memory lane, an action packed show with the big artists playing their big hits, one after the other. It doesn't get any better than this."
Where the 2002 tour included music released up to the 70s, the 10th anniversary show features bands that had massive hits in the 80s, notably Mi-Sex, Dragon and Noiseworks. This reunion tour will celebrate a major landmark in Australian live music and act as a performance legacy to one of its instigating producers, the late and great Billy Thorpe, who passed away in 2007. "Billy Thorpe was an icon, a freakishly talented bloke who had a huge impact on music history in this country," says Michael Chugg. "We miss him terribly and this reunion tour of A Long Way to the Top was a good opportunity to recognize the man, the musician and our mate. We've brought Ian Moss on board to perform this special part of the show. How we are going to re-create 'Billy in the room' is a moment not to be missed."
The original tour took its inspiration from an ABC TV documentary series. When screened in August 2001 it became the most successful television series documentary ever on Australian music and when released on DVD, A Long Way to the Top became the highest selling Australian music DVD in history.
The 2012 line-up stars: Axiom, Brian Cadd, Dragon, Marcia Hines, Col Joye, Masters Apprentices' Jim Keays, Dinah Lee, Mi-Sex, Russell Morris, Ian Moss, Noiseworks, Doug Parkinson, Little Pattie, Glenn Shorrock, Spectrum, Lucky Starr, Chain's Matt Taylor & Phil Manning, & John Paul Young