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12/27/2013 - Winding up the year 2013 Alan Merrill has had an interview air on BBC4 in England called "American Rock Anthems" where he talks about writing and perfoming the original version of "I Love Rock N Roll" in 1975. The show airs in the UK Dec.on the 26th and 27th. Apart from showing a bit of the first version of the song "I Love Rock N Roll" the show aired a clip of the Arrows doing their 1975 hit "My Last Night With You" with lead vocals by Alan Merrill as always with that band. Ending the month he'll be playing in New York City, electric shows with his trio at the R Bar on Dec. 26th and at Nancy Lee's (1540 2nd Ave between 80 and 81st street, NYC) on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31st from 11PM to 2AM. Last but not least Alan has been recording at Jon Gordon's studio in Manhattan this month as well. A new solo EP. Release will probably be in February 2014.

11/24/2013 - Alan Merrill has completed successful mini tour of England starting on Halloween and on into November with the New Arrows, Dave Glover, Kyle Fenton and Geoff Lea. The night before leaving London he did a portrait sitting for reknowned photographer Michi Nakao. On arriving back in New York Alan co-hosted the Rew and Who show and is playing solo acoustic shows and electric in New York City area at Ottos, The R Bar, BB King's and the No Malace Palace this month.

10/20/2013 - This month Alan Merrill's composition "I Love Rock N Roll" is featured in a new Sony Walkman television commerciain Japan. It started airing the first week off October. As always Alan is playing solo acoustic shows and electric. This month outdoors at The Gardens. For information on live shows see the tour dates section of this website. There's been a change for the Oct. 31 Halloween electric band backed show which has been relocated to the Dublin Castle venue in Camden N1 London England. Alan Merrill's song bringing awareness to the dangers of anorexia nervosa and bulimia "Only 19" is new on youtube this month, dedicated to the memory of the late Bethaney Anne Wallace a young fashion model who sadly passed away as a result of the disorder May, 2012.

9/21/2013 - This month Alan Merrill's classic composition "I Love Rock N Roll" is sung in a new Honda television commercial. It started airing Sept. 20th in the USA. As always Alan is playing solo acoustic shows at the No Malice Palace and outdoors at The Gardens and with his electric trio at the trendy R Bar. For information on live shows see the tour dates section of this website. More live concerts to come soon! It's a very cool "Cold, Cold September" and "Love Express" from Alan's 1985 Polydor solo album revisited on Youtube.

8/26/2013 - This month Alan Merrill has been busy mainly writing his autobiography but also performing at BB King's Times Square NYC and co hosting the Rew and Who show. -Here are some live clips of the Alan Merrill trio (aka The Vodka Arrows) playing some glam rock in Brooklyn last month with "World Of Whores" - the glamdammit glam rock night at Bar Grand Victory - Also on a more gentle note from the archived Alan Merrill 1971 solo album Merrill 1 "Starstruck" is featured on youtube. For information on live shows see the tour dates section of this website. More live concerts to come soon!

7/26/2013 - This month Alan Merrill has been busy with live shows and interviews. In Broolkyn at the Glamdammit fest at the Grand Victory club and Manhattan at BB King's Times Square NYC. A busy month with interviews on the Rew and Who show, WPIR radio "Let's Talk About Anything" and Lady Starduzts "Wall Of Sound" in the UK -Here are some live clips of the Alan Merrill trio (aka The Vodka Arrows) playing some glam rock in Brooklyn this month with "Automatic Pilot" a and "Miss Cadillac" the glam night at bar Grand Victory - From the new Alan Merrill 2013 solo album Songer Singwriter "Let 'Em Roll" and "Waiting" are featured on youtube. More news to come! For information on live shows see the tour dates section of this website.

6/24/2013 - Alan Merrill has played live shows every weekend and days in between this month, starting with BB King's Times Square NYC on June 3rd then the Mississippi Day Picnic in New York's Central Park singing with the Jon Paris Group, Saturday June the 8th. Electric rock shows with his trio at Gussy's (Queens) and the Three Jolly Pigeons (Brooklyn) venues and acoustic shows at Otto's, the Gardens and the No Malice Palace in Manhattan. A busy month and some gorgeous ideal weather for outdoor shows. Important news- Doritos have picked up "I love rock n roll" as an advert in England so Alan's old Arrows song is still alive and kicking! Here are some live clips of the Alan Merrill trio (aka The Vodka Arrows) playing some glam rock in Brooklyn this month with "Miss Cadillac" and "Monitor" at the rowdy bar Three Jolly Pigeons- More news to come! For information on live shows see the tour dates section of this website.

5/31/2013 - Monday May 20th Alan Merrill appeared on a Jikan Desuyo re-run in Japan from Season 3 (Episode 20) a popular TV show he was on as an actor and singer in Alan has been on repeats from this show recently, originally taped in 1973 in Tokyo.- Alan will do some surprise guest spots with Jon Paris Group at BB King's this month. The new solo album Songer Singwriter (2013), has some new clips featured like the up tempo songs "Lift In Your Life" and "Straight To My Heart" now up on you tube. For those of you interested in Alan Merrill's career sidestep from music into modeling on TV commercials and in print press in Japan here are some sample links from "Shufu No Tomo" also Jun Clothing Company Nissan (Datsun) cars , Non-No magazine's 1971 debut issue, The very popular AnAn Magazine, Alan Merrill in the Nichigeki Theater Yurakucho Tokyo, 1971 Western Carnival concert in the legendary Japanese Group Sounds scene . More in Non-No magazine 1971 in the "Lost Love Document" series which often featured Alan Merrill in their fan fiction photo love stories. An Alan Merrill Pinterest page with a generous photo gallery recently been started. More to come soon!

4/24/2013 - Most important news, Alan did a major three hour interview with an English television crew in New York for broadcast in the UK in the autumn of 2013. Also the Alan Merrill Trio played a fun show including his Arrows chart hits at the Branded Saloon hosted by Rew Starr, April 20th 2013.- more rough phone-cam clips film clips here from the show. Alan also sang a couple of electrifying guest spots with Jon Paris Group at BB King's this month. Alan Merrill has recorded a romantic ballad titled "Who In The World" on his new album Songer Singwriter (2013), and it's now up on you tube. See the "tour dates and appearances" section of this website for more upcoming live appearances by Alan Merrill.

3/24/2013 - This month the Alan Merrill trio played a fun show at Le Crunch glam rock night in Brooklyn at The Flat venue hosted by Josh Styles, March 9th 2013.- Film clips here from the show. Alan will also be playing several more local shows in the New York City area this month including a return to the Branded Saloon in Brooklyn. Part two of the interview recorded in England in Jan 2013 with St Paul's Lifestyle is on line now. Also Alan Merrill has re-recorded the classic rock song "Fooling Myself" on his new album Songer Singwriter (2013), originally (written by Alan Merrill and Steve Gould) recorded by the band Runner (1978) of which Alan was a founding member. See the "tour dates and appearances" section of this website for more upcoming live appearances by Alan Merrill.

2/23/2013 - This month Alan Merrill marked Alan Merrill's birthday party at Otto's in New York City with a solo acoustic set at midnight on Feb 19th. Alan has released Volume # 4 of his "collections" series and it is now on iTunes, his solo recording realease for this year. The singer songwriter's album is titled "Songer Singwriter" and is 18 songs long, all self composed material - Here's a sample of "Heaven N Hell" from the album. Alan has also been busy with interviews like this one (click on the link) with Lady Starduzt on her show and has an article in this month's Classic Rock magazine in the UK in February about songwriting. Alan played a warm up show for his European trip in New York City at The Living Room on Ludlow street, his first show of the year on January 6th. Here's "You Better Move On" live, the Arthur Alexander classic from Merrill's Double Shot Rocks album. See the "tour dates and appearances" section of this website for more upcoming live appearances by Alan Merrill.

1/30/2013 - This month Alan Merrill made his first appearance of the year on a popular TV show in Holland, "Pop 2000" New Year's Eve, with an interview and quick performance of "I Love Rock N Roll"- He has successfully toured England and Germany this month. This is a clip from London at The Lexington Jan 27th, 2013. Alan has finished recording Volume # 4 of his "collections" series in Manhattan at Shelter Island studio engineered and mastered by Jon Gordon, and is now released, his solo recording for this year. The singer songwriter's album is titled "Songer Singwriter" and is 18 songs long, all self composed material - Here's a sample of "Fooling Myself" - Alan has also been busy with interviews like this one (click on the link) with St Paul's Lifestyle and will have an article in this month's Classic Rock magazine in the UK in February. Alan played a warm up show for his European trip in New York City at The Living Room on Ludlow street, his first show of the year on January 6th. See the "tour dates and appearances" section of this website for upcoming live appearances by Alan Merrill.


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