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Rock stars Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi to visit Armenia in early October

Yerevan /Mediamax/. Vocalist of “Deep Purple” band Ian Gillan and guitarist of “Black Sabbath” band Tony Iommi will visit Armenia in early October, 2009, within the framework of “Armenia Grateful 2 Rock” project.

Ara Tadevosyan, Director of Mediamax News Agency informed on this at a news conference in Yerevan today.

“Armenia Grateful 2 Rock” project is jointly realized by Mediamax News Agency and Australian Charitable Organization “Do Something”, supported by Armenian President’s Administration.

General sponsor of the project is “ArmRosGazprom” Company; “Marriott Armenia” Hotel is the partner.

Organizer of “Rock Aid Armenia”, Head of “Do Something” Jon Dee, keyboard player of “Asia” band Geoff Downes will also arrive in Armenia. Negotiations on “Queen” band guitarist Brian May’s and “Pink Floyd” leader David Gilmour’s visit to Armenia continue.

Within the framework of the visit, rock stars will be awarded Orders of Honor in the Armenian President’s residence and will visit Spitak and Gyumri towns. In Yerevan, the stars will also officially present the remix of “Smoke on the Water” cover version, recorded in 1989. The remix will be put to sale at iTunes internet store and the entire proceeds from it will be used for implementing projects in Spitak earthquake zone.

Famous Australian tennis player, Wimbledon 1984 Champion and former Number 4 in ATP World Rankings Pat Cash, will also arrive in Yerevan. Within the framework of “Rock Aid Armenia” project in 1990, cover version of “Rock-and-Roll” song by “Led Zeppelin” band was recorded. The guitar sets in the cover version were performed by Pat Cash and famous American tennis player John McEnroe.

At the initiative of Mediamax, Pat Cash will give a master class for Armenian children practicing big tennis in Yerevan.