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January, 2013 – DECEMBER NEWSLETTER #74

Hi there and welcome to the new readers.
* It’s snowing at JohnNorum.se: surf the pages and enjoy the falling snow!
* “JOHN NORUM” is the THIRD-MOST VISITED WIKIPEDIA article for 2012. AWARDS
* INTERVIEW with JOHN NORUM for The Guitar Channel (FR), made in May 9, 2012 now online. AUDIO/VIDEO INTERVIEWS
* Message from the band Europe: 44 shows! South America, Europe, UK and Scandinavia! What a fantastic journey it’s been!!! Europe fans are without a doubt the absolute best!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!! And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, have a wonderful break… We wish you all well! See you in 2013! /Europe
* December 13, 2012: Happy 30th anniversary of career, Europe!
* EUROPE will celebrate their 30th of career with a special ANNIVERSARY SHOW as headliner next June 7th, 2013 at the SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL in Sölvesborg (SE). The performance will be filmed for a DVD release. Check all the info about tickets and the chance to win a 3-days ticket for you and a friend and the meet ‘n’ greet with the band. LIVE DATES Join the event and spread the word: FACEBOOK
* The band EUROPE sold GOLD in Scandinavia and in Europe, and was rewarded by Gain and EarMusic/Edel after the show in Göteborg (SE) last December 15, 2012. ALBUMS and AWARDS
* Both JOHN NORUM and EUROPE (3rd place) are among the BEST 100 SWEDISH ALL TIME BANDS for Sweden Rock Magazine (SE), that celebrates this way its issue #100. AWARDS
* New videos taken in Gothenburg (SE) last December 15, 2012 now online on John Norum official YouTube channel. More to come. YOUTUBE
* YOU PLAYING JOHN! A new note on John’s Facebook page. If you have a recording of yourself playing one of John’s song, as soloist or with Europe and Dokken, feel free to link it and it will be added to the note. Check it out! FACEBOOK NOTE
* December 9, 2012: message from the band Europe. SNOW AND SLUSH. Due to unforeseen circumstances and heavy snowfall Europe could not make it on time for the show in Oslo tonight. Severe road conditions has affected the routing and travel time, there was simply not enough time to make it! Thus, it is with the deepest regrets that we must cancel tonight’s performance in Oslo, Norway. /Staffan Lindahl (Production Manager) and Europe
* FACEBOOK: 23,390 followers and counting! We need you all at the official PAGE http://www.facebook.com/JohnNorum.OFFICIALpage so please join it and share the page on your wall. You can also invite your Facebook friends through the Facebook app at https://www.facebook.com/OFFICIALJohnNorum/app_194032633955650 Thanks everyone for your great support!
* MYSPACE: John’s followers at the new MySpace are now 26,558. http://www.myspace.com/johnnorum.official
* REVERBNATION: John’s followers on ReverbNation are now 52,930. Become a fan of John on ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnorum
* TWITTER: John’s followers at his account are now 1,840. Thanks a lot and keep spreading the word! http://twitter.com/John_Norum
* GOOGLE PLUS: John’s followers at his account are now 335. https://plus.google.com/103457984523865560790/
* YOUTUBE: 319 subscribers so far. Subscribe John’s channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnNorumOFFICIAL
MUCH more to come. Stay logged in!
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December, 2012 – NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER #73

Hi there and welcome to the new readers.
* Subscribe to our new monthly NEWSLETTER, you’ll have soon news from us! All of the forthcoming contests on this website will be EXCLUSIVELY reserved to the subscribers. Don’t miss your chance, go to the mainpage and let’s subscribe by filling the form in the right sidebar.
* JOHN NORUM and the other Europe bandmembers signed the “Icons of Rock Guitar” for chART – Children’s Hospice Arts (UK). More info about the auction coming soon. OTHER NEWS
* CENSUS of NOT-OFFICIAL WEBSITES dedicated to JOHN NORUM on John’s official page on Facebook: this is a new call to ask for your help in listing all the NOT OFFICIAL WEBSITES, BLOGS, FORUMS, YOUTUBE CHANNELS and FAN PAGES on the social networks dedicated to JOHN NORUM, worldwide. Check it out! FACEBOOK NOTE
* New APPS on John’s official page on Facebook: FORUM and TOP FANS. Check them out!
* FACEBOOK: 21,294 followers and counting! We need you all at the official PAGE http://www.facebook.com/JohnNorum.OFFICIALpage so please join it and share the page on your wall. Thanks everyone for your great support!
* MYSPACE: John’s followers at the new MySpace are now 26,538. http://www.myspace.com/johnnorum.official
* REVERBNATION: John’s followers on ReverbNation are now 50,565. Become a fan of John on ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnorum
* TWITTER: John’s followers at his account are now 1,708. Thanks a lot and keep spreading the word! http://twitter.com/John_Norum
* GOOGLE PLUS: John’s followers at his account are now 328. https://plus.google.com/103457984523865560790/
* YOUTUBE: 268 subscribers so far. Subscribe John’s channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnNorumOFFICIAL
MUCH more to come. Stay logged in!
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November, 2012 – OCTOBER NEWSLETTER #72

Hi there and welcome to the new readers.
* MESSAGE FROM JOHN TO HIS FANS: “Thank you very much for your support over the years! Will have a new album out in 2013 and I hope you will like it. It’s going to be a great album and I hope to see you on tour soon!! /John” Solothurn (CH) October 21, 2012
* LIVE DATES section renewed. Check it out!
* EUROPE SPECIAL on iM1 TV (Germany): broadcast of JOHN NORUM and Joey Tempest acoustic concert at Schlosshotel Kronberg (May 28, 2012) and an interview with Joey Tempest, Saturday October 13 at 11 pm (CET), or Sunday October 14 at 11 pm (CET). PROMO
* NEW CONTEST from the band EUROPE: check the rules HERE and win the brand new 2 collectable items for BOB European tour 2012. Good luck everyone!
* “Rehearsing sessions with Europe – 2011/2012” NEW photogallery added (under construction). PHOTO ALBUMS
* “Europe’s Bag of Bones SOUTH AMERICAN tour 2012” photogallery updated. PHOTO ALBUMS
* Soon a new photogallery with the photos taken during the first leg of the Europe BOB EU tour 2012.
* FACEBOOK: 19,622 followers and counting! We need you all at the official PAGE http://www.facebook.com/JohnNorum.OFFICIALpage so please join it and share the page on your wall. Thanks everyone for your great support!
* MYSPACE: John’s followers at the new MySpace are now 26,532. http://www.myspace.com/johnnorum.official
* REVERBNATION: John’s followers on ReverbNation are now 48,782. Become a fan of John on ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnorum
* TWITTER: John’s followers at his account are now 1,586. Thanks a lot and keep spreading the word! http://twitter.com/John_Norum
* GOOGLE PLUS: John’s followers at his account are now 320. https://plus.google.com/103457984523865560790/
* YOUTUBE: 258 subscribers so far. Subscribe John’s channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnNorumOFFICIAL
MUCH more to come. Stay logged in!
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October, 2012 – SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER #71

Hi there and welcome to the new readers.
* Mainpage updated: four playlists with a selection of video and audio files added. HOMEPAGE
* Sept. 4: John Norum official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JohnNorum.OFFICIALpage has now 15,000 followers! THANK YOU!!! Thank you for your appreciation and loyalty! Keep on spreading the word and be ready for a wonderful 2013! /Wm
* Message from the band EUROPE about the Scandinavian tour dates announced pre-sale tickets. NEWS/ALBUMS
* ANNOUNCEMENT: Do you want to be one of twenty proud owners of a brand new framed, signed & personally dedicated vinyl copy of “The Final Countdown”? On Friday September 21 at 10 am CET you will get the chance to buy this exclusive collector’s item in Europe’s official Merchandise shop! http://www.deaf-dumb.com/europe/
* INTERVIEW with JOHN NORUM for “Tierras Oscuras” on Espectro FM 98.9 (Argentina), aircast on July 6, 2012. AUDIO/VIDEO INTERVIEWS
* INTERVIEW with JOHN NORUM and Joey Tempest, and an acoustic live performance at “De Esta Noche No Pasa” for Rock & Pop 95.9 Radio (Argentina). AUDIO/VIDEO INTERVIEWS
* JOHN NORUM and Joey Tempest live in acoustic in London (UK) for Planet Rock radio: JOHN NORUM and Joey Tempest played an exclusive acoustic set for a handful of Planet Rock VIPs on Thursday September 13. The duo performed material from the band’s back catalogue and their new album along with some surprises along the way. THE WHOLE OF THE ACOUSTIC SET was aircast IN A SPECIAL EDITION OF AMPS OFF and it was available ON DEMAND. Now on this website’s MEDIA section. Check it out! AIRCAST SHOWS
* MORAEUS MED MERA TV show with EUROPE on Sunday, September 16 at 8 pm (SE time) on STV1, BBC1 and SVT Play. Watch it online at SVT Play – Moraeus med mera. / Del 3 av 8. Underhållning från Orsasjöns strand när Kalle Moraeus bjuder artisteliten till ett somrigt Dalarna. I veckans avsnitt medverkar Europe, Laleh, Tommy Körberg samt Dalarnas spelmansförbund. Sänds i HD, Textat sid. 199,Sänds även: SVTW imorgon 20.00, SVTW 17 sep 02.00, SVT1 17 sep 11.55, SVTW 17 sep 13.25, SVT24 17 sep 20.00, SVT1 22 sep 14.00. Online on SVTPlay.se (Video available for 65 days) and now online on John’s MEDIA section. Check it out! BROADCAST SHOWS
* SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT from Team Nya Åkeriet (Mikael Eklund Motorsport): Nu har så Joakim EklundJoe Design lackat klart huven. Inom kort kommer Team Nya Åkeriet Örebro att informera om var och när auktionen börjar. För att se fler bilder på detta gå in på www.joe-design.com. / Now Joakim Eklund at Joe Design painted clear the bonnet/hood. SHORTLY Team Nya Åkeriet Örebro INFORM WHERE AND WHEN THE AUCTION STARTS. To see more pictures of this visit www.joe-design.com. PHOTO
* SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT from Team Nya Åkeriet (Mikael Eklund Motorsport): Auktionen startad! Nu är auktionen igång på motorhuven med Europe medlemmarnas motivlackerade ansikten samt deras autografer. Klicka på knappen till vänster där det står ”Auktion Motorhuv-Sve” för mer information. Glöm inte att auktionen är i Euro! Kolla högsta bud på knappen ”Budgivning” där du ser vilket bud du ska lägga för att vara högst. Tack för din medverkan! Med vänliga hälsningar Team Nya Åkeriet Örebro. Micke & Petra / Auction started! Now, the auction started on the hood with Europe members autographs and their faces airbrush-painted. Auction started September 27th at 6 pm and lasts until the October 14th at 6 pm (Swedish time). The three highest bids on the list at 18:00 on 14th october will be contacted for final bidding. ALL MONEY WILL GO TO THE RONALD MCDONALD CHILDREN’S FUND.Click the button to the left that says “Auction Hood-Eng” for more information. Do not forget that the auction is in Euro! Check the highest bid on the “Bidding List” where you can see which bid you must add to be highest. Thanks for your participation! Yours sincerely Team Nya Åkeriet Örebro Sweden. Micke & Petra PHOTO
* Help us spread the word about all the MAGAZINES, RADIO and TV SHOWS featuring JOHN NORUM and EUROPE during their tour in South America. Add to this FACEBOOK NOTE the LINKS to the TV and radio channels, magazines, photo albums. Let’s share!
* WIN A MEET AND GREET WITH EUROPE IN SANTIAGO, CHILE ON SEPTEMBER 26th! / CONCURSO PARA COMPARTIR CONE EUROPE EN UN “MEET & GREET” EL 26 DE SEPTIEMBRE EN SANTIAGO!
Upload your ‘Bag of Bones’ inspired photo to CLUB DE FANS OFICIAL DE EUROPE CHILE and the 9 photos with the most “Likes” before September 20th will be the winners. Upload your photo before Sept 15th to join the competition. Check this file for competition rules.
Sube una foto con tu versión del Bag of Bones aqui: CLUB DE FANS OFICIAL DE EUROPE CHILE hasta el 15 de Septiembre. Las 9 fotos con más “Me Gusta” hasta el 20 Septiembre ganan. Las fotos que compiten solo se pueden subir hasta el 15 Septiembre. Lea las reglas aqui.
* MONTEVIDEO SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO STORM
Dear Friends, our thoughts go out to those affected by the storms and floods that recently hit parts of Southamerica. It is with sadness we have to inform you that our show in Montevideo has been cancelled due to this very unfortunate circumstance, that was beyond our control. The band, crew and management are extremely disappointed together with all the Europe fans that were looking forward to see the band in Montevideo, Uruguay for the first time. Joey/John/John/Mic/Ian – Europe

* “Europe’s Bag of Bones SOUTH AMERICAN tour 2012” NEW photogallery added.
* BAG OF BONES tour with Europe: NEW photo gallery added. PHOTO ALBUMS
* Bag Of Bones promotion 2012 photogallery updated with the photos taken at the Planet Rock Radio VIP’s JOHN NORUM and Joey Tempest acoustic show in London on September 13. PHOTO ALBUMS
* Camaro Cup Sweden 2012 photogallery updated. PHOTO ALBUMS
* “Rock Axxess (Poland)” photogallery updated. PHOTO ALBUMS
* FACEBOOK: 17,260 followers and counting! We need you all at the official PAGE http://www.facebook.com/JohnNorum.OFFICIALpage so please join it and share the page on your wall. Thanks everyone for your great support!
* MYSPACE: John’s followers at the new MySpace are now 26,554. http://www.myspace.com/johnnorum.official
* REVERBNATION: John’s followers on ReverbNation are now 46,335. Become a fan of John on ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnorum
* TWITTER: John’s followers at his account are now 1,483. Thanks a lot and keep spreading the word! http://twitter.com/John_Norum
* GOOGLE PLUS: John’s followers at his account are now 313. https://plus.google.com/103457984523865560790/
* YOUTUBE: 251 subscribers so far. Subscribe John’s channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnNorumOFFICIAL
MUCH more to come. Stay logged in!
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September, 2012 – AUGUST NEWSLETTER #70

Hi there and welcome to the new readers.
* SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT from Team Nya Åkeriet (Mikael Eklund Motorsport): Motorhuven med Europemedlemmarnas autografer blir just nu målad. Porträtten målas av Joakim Eklund på JOE Design och blir färdig inom kort, varpå auktionen av motorhuven kommer starta. Alla pengar som samlas in går oavkortat till Ronald McDonalds Barnfond. Så håll utik!!! Mer info inom kort… / The bonnet/hood with Europe-members autographs are now being painted. The portraits are painted by Joakim Eklund at JOE Design and will be completed soon. When ready the auction on the bonnet/hood will start. All money collected will go to the Ronald McDonalds Childrens Fund. So look out!!! More info coming soon… PHOTO
* August 7, 2012: Thanks a lot to all of you 14,000 Norumheads on Facebook for your great support! Keep on rockin’ and keep spread the word about the www.johnnorum.se and John’s official FB page at www.facebook.com/JohnNorum.OFFICIALpage! Stay tuned, new street team missions and more amazing news for you very soon! If you have a FB account, you can also check the website updates here: https://www.facebook.com/JohnNorumSe. Cheers, /Webmaster
* Message from the band EUROPE: Hello friends! So here we are. End of summer festivals 2012! What can we say? It’s been wet and wonderful! The support for the band and for BAG OF BONES has exceeded our expectations. We ended the festival tour on Saturday in Furuvik with a great gig and also breaking the audience attendance record in this particular park. And, for a change, the SUN was shining! But the adventure for us and for BAG OF BONES has just begun! We’ll see you out there during the rest of 2012 and in 2013. We really feel your support. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Joey / John / John / Mic / Ian
* NEW EUROPE VIDEO “FIREBOX” NOW ONLINE! HOMEPAGENEWS/ALBUMSOFFICIAL VIDEOCLIPS
* COVER ART for Europe’s second single “FIREBOX” taken from the album “Bag of Bones” revealed. Stay tuned for digital release dates! NEWS/ALBUMS
* TOP TRACKS: EUROPE edge battle with Ian Hunter and Bonafide. The above trio was streets ahead of all the other contenders… in fact, there was a gap of hundreds and hundreds of votes between 3rd and 4th places! Source: CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
Message from the band EUROPE: Hey rockers! A big THANK YOU for showin’ some love and voting FIREBOX “Song of the Week” on Classic Rock Magazine’s website! Team EUROPE have prevailed! /Europe
* Two new pages have replaced the old ones in the MEDIA section: AIRCAST SHOWS at http://www.johnnorum.se/media/radiotv/air/ and BROADCAST SHOWS at http://www.johnnorum.se/media/radiotv/broad/ (more new and old video files online soon). A very special thanks to all the radio stations that aircast in heavy rotation John’s music as solo artist, with Europe and with Dokken.
* EUROPE live 2012: Bag of Bones European tour trailer made by EarMusic now online on the tour dates section. LIVE DATES
* LIVE DATES
section updated with the Europe’s BOB Scandinavian tour dates.
* EVENTS calendar updated with the Europe’s BOB Scandinavian tour dates. CALENDAR
*John’s official MYSPACE page is now updated with all the tour dates with Europe. Check it out!
* INTERVIEW with JOHN NORUM for Paris on the move (FR) added. PAPER/NET INTERVIEWS
* INTERVIEW with JOHN NORUM and Joey Tempest for Music Mirror (DE) added.  AUDIO/VIDEO INTERVIEWS
* INTERVIEW with JOHN NORUM for Magazyn Gitarzysta (PL).
* Two REVIEWS of JOHN NORUM’S PLAY YARD BLUES from Paris on the move (FR) and Blues Magazine (FR) added. ALBUM REVIEWS
* All PHOTO GALLERIES have been restored to the PHOTO ALBUMS section.
* “EUROPE promo shots and promo appearances”“BOB promotion” and “Promo shots for Bag Of Bones” photo galleries updated.  PHOTO ALBUMS
* FACEBOOK: 14,813 followers and counting! We need you all at the official PAGE http://www.facebook.com/JohnNorum.OFFICIALpage so please join it and share the page on your wall. Thanks everyone for your great support!
* MYSPACE: John’s followers at the new MySpace are now 26,595. http://www.myspace.com/johnnorum.official
* REVERBNATION: John’s followers on ReverbNation are now 43,755. Become a fan of John on ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnorum
* TWITTER: John’s followers at his account are now 1,381. Thanks a lot and keep spreading the word! http://twitter.com/John_Norum
* GOOGLE PLUS: John’s followers at his account are now 297. https://plus.google.com/103457984523865560790/
* YOUTUBE: 222 subscribers so far. Subscribe John’s channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnNorumOFFICIAL
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August, 2012 – JULY NEWSLETTER #69

Hi there and welcome to the new readers.
* All PHOTO ALBUMS have been moved to the new page http://www.johnnorum.se/flagallery/albums/
* CONTEST 2012: 10 lucky fans have been chosen by lot among 240 participants, and they won a PROMO EDEN/BOB CARD SIGNED BY EUROPE and a nice gadget from this year’s sponsor EARMusic – Edel Germany. CONTEST 2012
* EUROPE in Göteborg to shoot the second VIDEO “FIREBOX” for the album “Bag of Bones”. Director: Patric Ullaeus. Video premiere on Europe official website at www.europetheband.com Wednesday August 1, 9 am (CET). Later on www.johnnorum.se. NEWS/ALBUMS
* Message from the band about “Bag of Bones”:
Dear Rockers, Europe have now sold GOLD in their native country Sweden! The album entered at no 2 and has since then continued to sell steadily. BAG OF BONES is fast becoming the most successful record since the reunion. Thanks to all for your continued support! /Europe
* EUROPE’S “BAG OF BONES PROMO TOUR: JOHN NORUM and Joey Tempest live in acoustic at the Hard Rock Cafe in Munich (DE), for Rock Antenne. Videos to come soon.
* BAG OF BONES promotion: photogalleries updated. 
Click “All Categories” to see all the galleries. PHOTO ALBUMS
* Nominate Europe’s “BAG OF BONES”
for “Classic Rock Album of the Year”. Read more here: NEWS/ALBUMS
*
EXCLUSIVE PRESALE TICKETS
for the show dates in SWEDEN and NORWAY (TBA) will be made available to a selected number of registrants. Click the “GET PRESALE TICKETS NOW” thumbnail at the top of EUROPE official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/europetheband. Limited numbers available. Don’t miss out!
* Change of location/date for the show in Santiago (Chile) and change of location for the show in Bassano (Italy). LIVE DATES
* EVENTS calendar updated. CALENDAR
* INTERVIEW with JOHN NORUM & Joey Tempest for CONCERT LIVE (FR) added. PAPER/NET INTERVIEWS
* BAG OF BONES: ALBUM REVIEWS and INTERVIEWS WITH THE BAND notes on Facebook updated.
* REVERBNATION: John’s followers on ReverbNation are now 42,086. Become a fan of John on ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnorum
* FACEBOOK: 13,251 followers and counting! We need you all at the official PAGE http://www.facebook.com/JohnNorum.OFFICIALpage so please join it and share the page on your wall. Thanks everyone for your great support!
* MYSPACE: John’s followers at the new MySpace are now 26,622. http://www.myspace.com/johnnorum.official
* TWITTER: John’s followers at his account are now 1,302. Thanks a lot and keep spreading the word! http://twitter.com/John_Norum
* GOOGLE PLUS: John’s followers at his account are now 281. https://plus.google.com/103457984523865560790/
* YOUTUBE: 215 subscribers so far. Subscribe John’s channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnNorumOFFICIAL
MUCH more to come. Stay logged in!
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July, 2012 – JUNE NEWSLETTER #68

Hi there and welcome to the new readers.
* Check for your bookmarked pages: most of the official website’s pages now have a shortened URL.
* All PHOTO ALBUMS have been moved to the new page http://www.johnnorum.se/flagallery/albums/
* EUROPE’S “BAG OF BONES PROMO TOUR:
Six new videos added: interview with John Norum and Joey Tempest for SpazioRock (IT), interview with John Norum and Joey Tempest at SWR Landesschau Rheinland-Pfalz (DE) (two videos), interview with John Norum and Joey Tempest during the live acoustic show at Burg Wanzleben in Magdeburg (DE) for Radio SAW, interview with John Norum and Joey Tempest at ZDF Morgenmagazin (DE), interview with John Norum and Joey Tempest for SFR Live Concerts (FR). AUDIO/VIDEO INTERVIEWS
Full audio recording of the live acoustic show by John Norum & Joey Tempest at Burg Wanzleben in Magdeburg (DE) for Radio SAW. WITH EUROPE
– Nine new videos taken during the “Bag of Bones” German promotion added: Europe at EHF Velux Champions league; John Norum & Joey Tempest live in acoustic “Behind the Scenes” at Radio BOB! by EarMUSIC, performing “Not Supposed to Sing the Blues” and “Holiday” at SWR1 Rheinland-Pfalz, performing “Rock the Night” and “Superstitious” at Alster radio 106!8, performing “Drink and A Smile” at the live acoustic show by John Norum & Joey Tempest on SWR1 Radio (DE), performing “Not Supposed to Sing the Blues” for SFR Live Concerts (FR), performing “Rock the Night” for “Roof Rock” – Landesart Magazine, SWR (DE). WITH EUROPE
* 15 new confirmed TOUR DATES with EUROPE added. LIVE DATES
* American band STONERIDER will be special guests on Europe’s “Bag Of Bones” 2012 UK and European tour. NEWS/ALBUMS
* EVENTS calendar updated. CALENDAR
* EUROPE at “Moraeus Med Mera” for SVT (SE). Broadcasting later this summer, stay tuned! http://svt.se/2.162280/1.2805915/europe_oppnar_nya_sasongen
* Message from the band Europe about the show at the Download Festival in Derby (UK): Hello friends. Due to weather conditions and flight delays we unfortunately had to cancel our performance at Download this year. Everything is cool with the organizers and we hope to come back next year. /Europe
* Four INTERVIEWS with JOHN NORUM added: for FFM-Rock Online Magazin (DE), for Radio Metal (FR), for Lords of Metal (NL), and for Le Zicazine (FR). PAPER/NET INTERVIEWS
* BAG OF BONES promotion: photogallery updated. PHOTO ALBUMS
* EUROPE RAFFLE by EarMusic: check it out! ALBUMS
* BAG OF BONES: ALBUM REVIEWS and INTERVIEWS WITH THE BAND notes on Facebook updated.
* REVERBNATION: John’s followers on ReverbNation are now 39,320. Become a fan of John on ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnorum
* FACEBOOK: 10,500 followers and counting! We need you all at the official PAGE http://www.facebook.com/JohnNorum.OFFICIALpage so please join it and share the page on your wall!
* MYSPACE: John’s followers at the new MySpace are now 26,642. http://www.myspace.com/johnnorum.official
* TWITTER: John’s followers at his account are now 1,244. Thanks a lot and keep spreading the word! http://twitter.com/John_Norum
* GOOGLE PLUS: John’s followers at his account are now 279. https://plus.google.com/103457984523865560790/
* YOUTUBE: 207 subscribers so far. Subscribe John’s channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnNorumOFFICIAL
MUCH more to come. Stay logged in!
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June, 2012 – MAY NEWSLETTER #67

Hi there and welcome to the new readers.
* Check for your bookmarked pages: most of the official website’s pages now have a shortened URL.
* RATE THE WEBSITE PAGES on JohnNorum.se: check at the top-left of each page to rate it.
* HOMEPAGE and ALBUMS page updated and renewed: now BOB playlist will enliven your visit! Check it out! HOME – NEWS/ALBUMS
* EUROPE’S “BAG OF BONES” PROMO TOUR:
SHOWCASE: John Norum & Joey Tempest live in acousticLa Feltrinelli (Milan, IT), May 7th. FB EVENTS
The ACOUSTIC LIVE performances made during the promo tour in Italy and France added. WITH EUROPE
Two live videos taken at the Velux EHF Final4 in Cologne (DE) this May 27th and the live acoustic performance by John Norum & Joey Tempest today on SWR1 German radio: watch the videos!WITH EUROPE
A new video taken at the live acoustic show by John Norum & Joey Tempest today on Alster Radio 106!8 added. Check also the full audio recording. WITH EUROPE
A new video taken at the live acoustic show by John Norum & Joey Tempest on SWR1 Radio added. WITH EUROPE
* Two new INTERVIEWS with John Norum for PowerMetal (Chile) and Rock Axxess Magazine – May 2012 issue (Poland) added. PAPER/NET INTERVIEWS Check also the original audio file here:AUDIO/VIDEO INTERVIEWS
* New VIDEOINTERVIEWS with John Norum added. AUDIO/VIDEO INTERVIEWS
* GEAR section updated: INTERVIEW for Guitar Techniques (UK) added. GEAR
* New LIVE shows added: MILAN (IT) and German tour dates. TOUR DATES
* EVENTS CALENDAR updated. CALENDAR
* BAG OF BONES promotion: NEW photo gallery added. PHOTO ALBUMS
* Camaro Cup Sweden 2012 NEW photo gallery added, with the awesome Europe car driven byMikael EklundPHOTO ALBUMS
*From Outside In” and “Resurrection Time” by John Norum;  “Mercy You Mercy Me“, “Bag of Bones”, “Bring It All Home” and “The Beast” by Europe played by Jon Seymour during his Hair of the dog Show on Total Biker FM (UK). – SOLO CAREERWITH EUROPE
*When Darkness Falls” by John Norum ; “The Loner” (cover, live) and by John Norum and Europe played by Jon Seymour during his From Blues to Rock Show on Hermitage FM (UK). WITH EUROPE – SOLO CAREER
* REVERBNATION: John’s followers on ReverbNation are now 35,728. Become a fan of John on ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnorum
* FACEBOOK: 6,994 followers and counting! We need you all at the official PAGE http://www.facebook.com/JohnNorum.OFFICIALpage so please join it and share the page on your wall!
* MYSPACE: John’s followers at the new MySpace are now 26,666. http://www.myspace.com/johnnorum.official
* TWITTER: John’s followers at his account are now 1,171. Thanks a lot and keep spreading the word! http://twitter.com/John_Norum
* GOOGLE PLUS: John’s followers at his account are now 281. https://plus.google.com/103457984523865560790/
* YOUTUBE: 199 subscribers so far. Subscribe John’s channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnNorumOFFICIAL
MUCH more to come. Stay logged in!
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May, 2012 – APRIL NEWSLETTER #66

Hi there and welcome to the new readers.
* Check for your bookmarked pages: most of the official website’s pages now have a shortened URL.
* RATE THE WEBSITE PAGES on JohnNorum.se: check at the top-left of each page to rate it.
* John proudly announces the birth of his second baby Jim Henry Norum, on April 16th. A healthy baby boy. Congratulations to John and Camilla on the newborn! /Webmaster
* Two INTERVIEWS with John Norum and two INTERVIEWS with John Norum and Joey Tempest in Upplands Väsby and Norway added. AUDIO/VIDEO INTERVIEWS
* EUROPE WEEK at ROCKKLASSIKER FM (SE). NEWS/ALBUMS
* Check all the REVIEWS of “Bag of Bones” and the INTERVIEWS with the BAND EUROPE here: Facebook Note1Facebook Note2
* Europe – TGIF Film Fest: five videos taken during the recording sessions (October 2011) added. NEWS/ALBUMS
* Europe – TGIF Film Fest: FINAL VOLUME and a message from the band members to all their fans added. NEWS/ALBUMS
* Europe’s “Bag of Bones” AUDIO SAMPLES added. HOMEPAGENEWS/ALBUMS
* PROMO SHOTS for “Bag of Bones” photo album updated. PHOTO ALBUMS
* New dates in Germany, Norway, Bulgaria and France added. LIVE DATES
* Events CALENDAR updated. CALENDAR
* Listen to the new Europe album “BAG OF BONES” on SPOTIFY!
*Songs of Yesterday” (cover), “When Darkness Falls”, “Night Buzz” and “Spirit World” by John Norum; “The Loner” (cover, live) by John Norum and Europe; “Not Supposed to Sing the Blues” and “No Stone Unturned” by Europe played by Jon Seymour during his From Blues to Rock Show for Hermitage FM (UK). SOLO CAREERWITH EUROPE
*Guitar Solo” (live), “Heart of Stone” (live) and “Wasted Labor” by John Norum; “Not Supposed to Sing the Blues” and “Stormwind” by Europe; “The Loner” (cover, live) by John Norum and Europe played by Jon Seymour during his Hair of the Dog Show for Total Biker FM (UK). SOLO CAREERWITH EUROPE
* Jon Seymour’s Hair of the Dog: EUROPE 3 HOURS SPECIAL on Total Biker FM (UK). MULTIMEDIA Also available here: John’s 4SHARED page. Registration required.
* On BEST DAYS RADIO (UK) a 24 HOURS JOHN’S MARATHON to celebrate the birth of John’s second baby.
* REVERBNATION: John’s followers on ReverbNation are now 35,305. Become a fan of John on ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnorum
* FACEBOOK: 6,660 followers and counting! We need you all at the official PAGE http://www.facebook.com/JohnNorum.OFFICIALpage so please join it and share the page on your wall!
* MYSPACE: John’s followers at the new MySpace are now 26,673. http://www.myspace.com/johnnorum.official
* TWITTER: John’s followers at his account are now 1,030. Thanks a lot and keep spreading the word! http://twitter.com/John_Norum
* GOOGLE PLUS: John’s followers at his account are now 249. https://plus.google.com/103457984523865560790/
* YOUTUBE: 201 subscribers so far. Subscribe John’s channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnNorumOFFICIAL
MUCH more to come. Stay logged in!
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April, 2012 – MARCH NEWSLETTER #65

Hi there and welcome to the new readers.
* Check for your bookmarked pages: most of the official website’s pages now have a shortened URL.
* RATE THE WEBSITE PAGES on JohnNorum.se: check at the top-left of each page to rate it.
* “NOT SUPPOSED TO SING THE BLUES” VIDEOCLIP on John’s pages, March 23rd. HOMENEWS/ALBUMSOFFICIAL VIDEOCLIPS
* “BAG OF BONES” PHOTO GALLERY updated. PHOTO ALBUMS
* Europe – TGIF Film Fest: five videos taken during the recording sessions (October 2011) added. NEWS/ALBUMS
* UPDATES ABOUT EUROPE’S “BAG OF BONES”:
NOT SUPPOSED TO SING THE BLUES” as first SINGLE. Digital release: March 9;
Listen to NOT SUPPOSED TO SING THE BLUES on SPOTIFY (Nordic Countries);
NOT SUPPOSED TO SING THE BLUES” VIDEOCLIP WORLD PREMIERE on Europetheband.com, March 22nd;
EUROPE in Göteborg togehter with Patric Ullaeus to shoot the first VIDEOCLIP for the album’s promotion;
UK RELEASE: April 30;
EUROPEAN release dates added. NEWS/ALBUMS
* Tour dates with Europe added. LIVE DATES
* EVENTS CALENDAR updated. CALENDAR
* ROCK OF AGES (the movie), with EUROPE music. NEWS/OTHERS
* JOHN’S MUSIC PLAYLISTS UPDATED:
In Your Eyes” by John Norum played by Elvis Olsson during his Late Night Rock Show on Radio Active (SE). SOLO CAREER
Red Light Green High” by John Norum played by Ashwyn Smyth during his Digital Blues Show for Gateway 97.8 (UK). SOLO CAREER
Manic Distortion”, “Scream of Anger” (live), “Chase Down the Moon” and “Shimmering Highs” by John Norum;  “The Loner” (cover, live) by John Norum and Europe;   “Still in Love With You” (cover) by Håvard Pedersen with “Aphasia” and “Not Supposed to Sing the Blues” by Europe; “1000 Miles Away” by Don Dokken and “Under the Gun” by Dokken played by Jon Seymour during his Hair of the Dog Show for Total Biker FM (UK). SOLO CAREER  WITH EUROPEWITH DOKKEN
– Blind“, “Solitude“, “Let Me Love You” (live) and “Distant Voices
by John Norum; “Not Supposed to Sing the Blues” by Europe played by Jon Seymour during his From Blues to Rock Show for Hermitage FM (UK)SOLO CAREER – WITH EUROPE
* REVERBNATION: John’s followers on ReverbNation are now 34,977. Become a fan of John on ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnorum and join the street-team missions. Help us spreading the word about John’s music and the tourdates with Europe! JOHN NORUM STREET TEAM
* FACEBOOK: 6,446
followers and counting! We need you all at the official PAGE http://www.facebook.com/JohnNorum.OFFICIALpage so please join it and share the page on your wall!
* MYSPACE: John’s followers at the new MySpace are now 26,683 and counting! Many thanks everybody for the great support! http://www.myspace.com/johnnorum.official
* TWITTER: John’s followers at his account are now 999. Thanks a lot and keep spreading the word! http://twitter.com/John_Norum
* GOOGLE PLUS: John’s followers at his account are now 231. https://plus.google.com/103457984523865560790/
* YOUTUBE: 193 subscribers so far. Subscribe John’s channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnNorumOFFICIAL
MUCH more to come. Stay logged in!
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March, 2012 – FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER #64

Hi there and welcome to the new readers.
* Check for your bookmarked pages: most of the official website’s pages now have a shortened URL.
* RATE THE WEBSITE PAGES on JohnNorum.se: check at the top-left of each page to rate it.
* A NEW “BAG OF BONES” PHOTOGALLERY added, PROMO SHOTS for “BAG OF BONES” photo album updated. PHOTO ALBUMS
* Europe – TGIF Film Fest: four videos taken during the recording sessions (October 2011) added. NEWS/ALBUMS
* UPDATES ABOUT EUROPE’S “BAG OF BONES”:
News from Mr Kevin ShirleyNews from Ian Haugland;
A new track for the album: some more news from Ian;
BEAUTIFUL DISASTER” as a bonus track for theJapanese edition;
COVER ART revealed;
TRACKLIST added; NEWS/ALBUMS
News about European and Japanese releases;
PRE-ORDER EUROPE “BAG OF BONES” album (CD) and get a SIGNED copy;
PRE-ORDER EUROPE “BAG OF BONES” VINYL and get a SIGNED copy (NORDIC Countries only);
First link to pre-order “BAG OF BONES” Japanese edition. NEWS/ALBUMS
* LIVE DATES with EUROPEThree tour dates added: Wroclaw (PL) May 1; Huddinge (SE) June 1 and Furuvik/Gävle (SE) August 4. Other dates planned and soon officially announced. DATES
* JOHN’S MUSIC PLAYLISTS UPDATED:
“Time Will Find the Answer”“Opium Trail” (cover), “Half Way Home”, “Losing My Mind” and “Healing Rays” by John Norum“Spirit of the Underdog”, “In the Future to Come”“Words of Wisdom” and “Open your Heart” (WOT version) by Europe; “Still in Love With You” by Håvard Pedersen (cover, with John Norum on vocals and guitars), played by Jon Seymour during his From Blues to Rock Show for Hermitage FM 99.2 (UK). SOLO CAREERWITH EUROPE
– 
“Center of Balance” (live),  “Shimmering Highs” and “Play Yard Blues” by John Norum“Rock the Night”,  “Love Chaser” and “Song No. 12” by Europe“Still In Love With You” (cover) by Håvard Pedersen (with John Norum on vocals and guitars); “Crash ‘n’ Burn” by Dokken and “Forever” (cover) by Don Dokken played by Jon Seymour during his Hair of the Dog Show for Total Biker FM (UK) SOLO CAREERWITH EUROPEWITH DOKKEN
*
A 24-hours JOHN NORUM MARATHON on BEST DAYS RADIO (UK)http://www.bestdaysradio.com/
* REVERBNATION: John’s followers on ReverbNation are now 34,557. Become a fan of John on ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnorum and join the street-team missions. Help us spreading the word about John’s music and the tourdates with Europe! JOHN NORUM STREET TEAM
* FACEBOOK: 6,150
followers and counting! We need you all at the official PAGE http://www.facebook.com/JohnNorum.OFFICIALpage so please join it and share the page on your wall!
* MYSPACE: John’s followers at the new MySpace are now 26,706 and counting! Many thanks everybody for the great support! http://www.myspace.com/johnnorum.official
* TWITTER: John’s followers at his account are now 890. Thanks a lot and keep spreading the word! http://twitter.com/John_Norum
* GOOGLE PLUS: John’s followers at his account are now 208. https://plus.google.com/103457984523865560790/
* YOUTUBE: 192 subscribers so far. Subscribe John’s channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnNorumOFFICIAL
MUCH more to come. Stay logged in!
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February, 2012 – JANUARY NEWSLETTER #63

Hi there and welcome to the new readers.
* Check for your bookmarked pages: most of the official website’s pages now have a shortened URL.
* RATE THE WEBSITE PAGES on JohnNorum.se: check at the top-left of each page to rate it.
* OFFICIAL CONTESTS’ WINNERS announced (final list). Winners will receive a notification mail. Many compliments to the winners and special thanks to all the participants. Stay logged in for new contests out soon! CONTEST 2011
* Europe new album title announced: BAG OF BONES. NEWS/ALBUMS
*
For the Facebook users: read what media are telling about “Bag of Bones”! Check the note: MUSIC RELATED WEBSITES TALKING ABOUT EUROPE FORTHCOMING ALBUM “BAG OF BONES”
* Europe – TGIF Film Fest: 5 videos
taken during the recording sessions (October 2011) added. NEWS/ALBUMS
* LIVE DATES with EUROPETwo tour dates added: Switzerland May 17 and Belgium June 24. Other dates planned and soon officially announced. DATES
* JOHN’S MUSIC PLAYLISTS updated:
– “Shimmering Highs”, “Still in the Game”, “From Outside In” (live) and “Opium Trail” (cover) by John Norum, “U Devil U”, “The Final Countdown” and “Reason” by Europe played by Jon Seymour during his From Blues to Rock Show for Hermitage FM (UK). SOLO CAREERWITH EUROPE
– “Shimmering Highs” by John Norum and “Still in Love with You” (cover) by Håvard Pedersen (with John Norum on vocals and guitars) played by Jon Seymour during his  Guitar Heroes on Hair of the Dog Show for Total Biker FM (UK). SOLO CAREER
– “Guitar Solo” (from “Face It Live ’97”), “Losing My Mind” and “Strange Days” by John Norum, “Still in Love with You” (cover, with John Norum on vocals and guitars) by Håvard Pedersen, “In My Time” and “The Beast” by Europe, “Magic Road” by Dokken played by Jon Seymour during his  Hair of the Dog Show for Total Biker FM (UK)SOLO CAREERWITH EUROPEWITH DOKKEN
* JOHN NORUM / EUROPE / JOEY TEMPEST / DOKKEN MARATHONS at BEST DAYS LIVE RADIO (UK). Soon the new playlists on John’s official site. Many thanks to Gavin Winchester for the great collaboration.
– John Norum: 5 hours, January 9 and January 10,
Europe (live) / John Norum / Joey Tempest: 6 hours
, January 15 (replayed),
– Europe: 12 hours
, January 18,
Dokken / John Norum / Europe: 5 hours
, January 19,
John Norum / Europe:
January 20,
Europe (live) / John Norum: 15 hours
, January 25,
– Europe: 3.5 hours
, January 30.
* REVERBNATION: John’s followers on ReverbNation are now 33,933. Become a fan of John on ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnorum and join the street-team missions. Help us spreading the word about John’s music and the tourdates with Europe! JOHN NORUM STREET TEAM
* FACEBOOK: 5,655 followers and counting! We need you all at the official PAGE http://www.facebook.com/JohnNorum.OFFICIALpage so please join it and share the page on your wall!
* MYSPACE: John’s followers at the new MySpace are now 26,671 and counting! Many thanks everybody for the great support! http://www.myspace.com/johnnorum.official
* TWITTER: John’s followers at his account are now 824. Thanks a lot and keep spreading the word! http://twitter.com/John_Norum
* GOOGLE PLUS: John’s followers at his account are now 185. https://plus.google.com/103457984523865560790/
* YOUTUBE: 185 subscribers so far. Subscribe John’s channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnNorumOFFICIAL
MUCH more to come. Stay logged in!
Wishing you all a bright 2012,
Webmaster / John Norum official website

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