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David Crosby Claims Ted Nugent 'Not Good Enough' For Rock Hall
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Outspoken rock star David Crosby has never been one to mince words. Crosby's acerbic tongue was on full display after being baited on Twitter in regards to Ted Nugent's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame status.

"Ted Nugent recently said political correctness is keeping him out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame..do you agree?," inquired Twitter user Rooster Jones to the Crosby, Stills and Nash star.

Crosby's response was blunt, direct and not even a little bit nice (but very NSFW): "No, the a—— just isn't good enough." See the tweet here.

 

ROCK NEWS FOR 08/15/17

World’s First Live Rock Concert Broadcast to Hearing Aid Wearers Showcases Advanced Hearing Aid Capabilities of Oticon Opn

Can STYX make hearings aids cool? Aug. 22 concert aims to find out.

SOMERSET, N.J.—AUGUST 16, 2017—Hundreds of thousands of hearing aid wearers soon will be able to participate in rock-and-roll history when legendary rock band Styx broadcasts the final show of its U.S. summer tour directly to their hearing aids.

This world’s first live broadcast will take place at approximately 9:38 p.m. EDT on Aug. 22 when audio engineers will capture the live concert feed directly from Styx’s soundboard and deliver it via a dedicated website to wearers of Oticon Opn™ hearing aids. Listeners wearing this device will receive in real time the exact same audio feed the live audience will hear at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J.

The live audio broadcast is designed to illustrate the high-tech capabilities of a new generation of Internet-connected hearing aids that are transforming from sound amplification tools into wearable personal productivity and entertainment devices.

More than 48 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss. Ironically, some of that damage could have been sustained by listening to loud rock and roll during their lifetimes. As more rock fans age, hearing aids—and especially Internet-connected ones—will become ubiquitous and an obvious way for consumers to connect and engage with just about any Internet-enabled device. In that respect, they might ultimately become the wearable technology of choice, providing a convenient way to enhance and engage with both physical and virtual worlds.

“It’s estimated that only 20 percent of people who could benefit from hearing aids seek help, with many waiting up to 10 years before they purchase a hearing aid,” said Sheena Oliver, an audiologist and Vice President for Oticon. “By partnering with Styx and their millions of loyal fans, we’re helping to take the stigma out of hearing aids and allowing people with hearing loss to enjoy a quality of sound they may not have experienced since their youth.”

Oticon’s family of Internet-connected hearing aids can communicate directly with a full range of connected devices. Wearers can listen to TV; connect with doorbells, smoke detectors, and other smart devices; and even get the weather—all through their hearing aids. At the same time, these small, discreet hearing aids deliver a more natural, clear, and open sound, enabling wearers to more easily listen and participate in conversations in crowded, noisy environments such as restaurants, public venues, or even live rock concerts. In fact, Opn hearing aids have been shown to boost speech understanding by 30 percent*, while reducing listening effort by 20 percent* and remembering more of conversations by 20%.*

Oticon Opn hearing aid wearers interested in experiencing this event should contact their local hearing care professional to receive instructions and login credentials for the password-protected audio feed. Opn wearers must have an iPhone® to connect.

For more information on the entire Oticon Opn family, visit www.Oticon.com/Opn.

X LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER TO RELEASE THE EXCLUSIVE X! LIVE IN LATIN AMERICA

FIRST LIVE RECORDING FROM ORIGINAL LINE-UP  

CONTINUES THEIR 40 YEARS OF MUSIC CELEBRATION

-                    Band to be featured at the LA Dodgers Game on August 16th

-                    Two Sold-Out shows at the Belly Up, Solana Beach, August 17&18th

-                    Headlining Pershing Square Downtown Concert Series on August 19th

-         X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles Expanded Grammy Museum® Exhibit Opening October 13th

(Los Angeles, CA) – LA seminal punk band, X, wants to release a live recording (the first one ever with the original lineup) of shows done in Latin America in 2011 while touring with Pearl Jam.  The Kickstarter campaign to fund this release is set to launch today, August 15 with a funding goal of $50,000 which, if reached, will see the release of the live recording.  Some of the exciting items that are up for a reward with donations by backers, include:

-          Have X perform live for you at a venue and city of your choice!
-          Private and exclusive John and Exene duo performance
-          Grammy Museum private tour and lunch with Exene and DJ
-          X Golden Ticket – attend any X performance for a lifetime (excludes festivals and private events)
-          Grammy Museum exhibit entrance plus be included in their live show on opening night
-          John and Exene perform an acoustic song plus a personal greeting for you – sent as mp3
-          John and Exene hand written lyric sheets
-          Exclusive/limited X Trading Card poster
-          Many other rewards including Exene artwork, autographed posters, etc.

A message from X regarding the Kickstarter:

 “Thank you for staying with us the last 40 years! And thank you for funding our project. If we meet our financial goal (which includes mixing & engineering, making & manufacturing rewards, and shipping & handling) we will use the money to keep our 2 vans running and keep ourselves touring. Maybe even get some matching outfits tailor-made…. Gotta come up with something special for the 41st year.”

Check out the X Kickstarter, here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/ projects/1230671149/x-live-in- latin-america

 X is also continuing to celebrate their 40 years together as a band with exclusive events, appearances and performances all the way through to the end of the year.  On August 16th, the band will make a special appearance at the L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox game where John Doe will lead the National Anthem and Exene will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.  Three of the four members of X actually hail from Illinois.  Then on August 17&18th X head to Solana Beach for two sold-out shows at the Belly Up and on August 19th the band will return to headline the Saturday Summer concert series at Pershing Square in downtown L.A.  X first headlined the series in 2013 and boasted record-breaking attendance for the series.  On October 13th the seminal L.A. punk band will be celebrated with an expanded Grammy Museum Exhibit featuring an exclusive roof top concert that evening.  In addition, the band continues with live shows across the U.S., running all year long!  The party launched on May 1st with dates currently scheduled through late September.  Additional fall and holiday dates will be announced shortly.

X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles will be displayed on the second floor in the Museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery, set to open on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. With more artifacts and space than previously planned, the exhibit will give visitors a glimpse into how X's four original members – Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake – quickly established the band as one of the best in the first wave of L.A.'s flourishing punk scene.

In 1977, quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in the first wave of LA's flourishing punk scene; becoming legendary leaders of a punk generation.  Featuring vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake, their debut 45 was released on the seminal Dangerhouse label in 1978, followed by seven studio albums released from 1980-1993. Over the years, the band has released several critically acclaimed albums, topped the musical charts with regularity and performed their iconic hits on top television shows such as Letterman and American Bandstand.   X’s first two studio albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift are ranked by Rolling Stone among the top 500 greatest albums of all time.  The band continues to tour with the original line-up of John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake. 

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X on Tour:
8/16/2017            Los Angeles, CA                Dodgers Game – National Anthem / First Pitch Appearance
8/17/2017            Solana Beach, CA             Belly Up *  (sold-out)
8/18/2017            Solana Beach, CA             Belly Up *  (sold-out)
8/19/2017            Los Angeles, CA                Pershing Square (free show – w/The Meat Puppets)
9/6/2017              Las Vegas, NV                    The Brooklyn Bowl **
9/8/2017              Salt Lake City, UT              The Complex  **
9/9/2017              Denver, CO                         The Summit **
9/11/2017            Omaha, NE                         The Waiting Room **
9/13/2017            Minneapolis, MN                 First Ave **
9/14/2017            Milwaukee, WI                    Turner Hall Ballroom
9/15/2017            Chicago, IL                          Riot Fest
9/16/2017            Detroit, MI                           El Club **
9/17/2017            Buffalo, NY                         The Town Ballroom **
9/19/2017            Portland, ME                      The Port City Music Hall **
9/20/2017            Boston, MA                         Brighton Music Hall **
9/21/2017            New York, NY                     Stage48 **
9/22/2017            Philadelphia, PA                 Underground Arts **
9/23/2017            Falls Church, VA                The State Theatre**
9/25/2017            Pittsburgh, PA                     Rex Theater **
9/26/2017            Kent, OH                            The Kent Stage **
9/27/2017            Columbus, OH                   Skully’s Music Diner **
10/13/2017         Los Angeles, CA                The GRAMMY Museum® Exhibit Opening
*LP3 & The Tragedy opening
** Skating Polly opening

More Fall Dates To Be Announced!


Ex-Guns N' Roses, Journey and Dream Theater Stars In New Group
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The new supergroup Sons of Apollo, featuring former members of Guns N' Roses, Journey and Dream Theater, will be releasing their debut album from Sons of Apollo, Psychotic Symphony, on October 20th.

Sons of Apollo consists of former Journey singer Jeff Scott Soto, former Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Mr. Big bass player Billy Sheehan and two former Dream Theater members: founding drummer Mike Portnoy and former keyboardist Derek Sherinian.

If you're curious how Sons of Apollo sound, the guys have posted a preview of their upcoming album with a new song, "Signs of the Time," via YouTube. "This song has a little bit of everything that makes Sons of Apollo so special...great heavy riffs, amazing solos with individual instrumental virtuosity and a big, catchy chorus with more hooks than a tackle box!!" Portnoy said in a statement. "I figured this would be a great 'first taste' to introduce the world to this amazing new supergroup." Read more here.

Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant Teases New Music
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Robert Plant is teasing the forthcoming release of new music across his social media sites. The Led Zeppelin rocker is streaming a short instrumental clip alongside the phrase, "A Way With Words", which is also prominently featured on his Facebook and official website.

It's unknown at this point what the title refers to - be it a lead single or an album - as Plant has been working with the Sensational Space Shifters on a project over the past year while fans await a follow-up to 2014's "lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar."

That project debuted and peaked at No. 10 on the US Billboard 200 upon its release. Plant's social media sites previously displayed an earlier teaser that said, "Any Time Now."

The singer and AC/DC's Brian Johnson joined Paul Rodgers during a show in Oxford, UK in May to cover Barrett Strong's 1959 classic, "Money (That's What I Want)", as part of Rodgers' Free Spirit UK tour. Read more and check out the teaser here.

Metallica Release Live 'Enter Sandman' Video
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Metallica performed their 1991 classic, "Enter Sandman", at Petco Park in San Diego, CA on August 6 and the band are sharing professional footage from the show.

The track was the lead single of the group's self-titled record, commonly known as the "Black" album, the group's first to top the US charts on its way to sales of 16 million in the States and more than 30 million worldwide.

The San Diego stop marked one of the final dates on Metallica's summer stadium tour of North America in support of 2016's "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct." The run will wrap up in Edmonton, AB on August 16 before the group heads to Europe for a fall arena tour.

That trek will begin with a September 2 show at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen - rescheduled from February due to illness - before playing Amsterdam on September 4. Watch the video here.

Skid Row Star Addresses Idea Of Sebastian Bach Reunion
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Skid Row guitarist Scotti Hill says in a new interview that the band has closed the door to reuniting with original frontman Sebastian Bach who was their singer during their heyday and departed the group in 1996.

Hill discussed with Another FN Podcast (via TeamRock) the talks Bach's camp and the band had last year about possibly reuniting and said, "That door is closed. There was talk about it, the two camps went back and forth, and it was not to happen, so that door in now shut."

He was asked if he meant forever and responded, "Yeah, I believe so. Our singer, ZP Theart, he's a brother. He's a great singer, he's a great frontman, he's a guy I look forward to seeing and a guy I look forward to hanging out with.

"We trust him with the band that we've been in all this time - and that is precious to us." He then continued, "We appreciate fans - we're probably the most fan-friendly band you'll ever meet. We'll go out in the cold, we'll hang out with them, but what we won't do is put ourselves in a volatile situation and be unhappy and destroy what we have now."

Hill added his views on Back, "He's not a rock star, he's a superstar - he's great. He'll cut his own throat to do a good show. He puts it all out there. He's a great singer and a great frontman - one of the all-time greats, but we're not working together."

Slash Is Gibson's First Global Brand Ambassador
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Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has been named the first-ever Global Brand Ambassador for Gibson. Slash's signature sound and epic solos were recorded with several of his favorite Gibson guitars.

"It's an honor," says Slash. "I've been working with Gibson since the early days of my professional career and playing Gibson guitars since before that. I'm proud of the creative relationship we've developed over the years."

Over the past three decades, the rocker has collaborated closely with Gibson and the company's CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, on several projects including product development, marketing, live events and supporting charitable initiatives with the Gibson Foundation.

"Slash embodies the characteristics of creativity, passion and excellence that are so closely aligned with Gibson," adds Juszkiewicz, "and we are very proud of the friendship and mutual success we have shared together for over 30 years. We are also very excited about the future products we will be announcing soon." Read more here.

Flea Has Strong Reaction To Music Education Funding Cuts
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When he was in growing up, band class was all Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea looked forward to. And music prevented him from getting in serious trouble.

That's why he's so passionate about supporting programs that encourage kids interested in music, and so angry at politicians that want to cut funding for music education. "It's child abuse," he said in a recent interview "It's just wrong."

Flea elaborated on how powerful music classes were in keeping him motivated to stay in school. "When I was a kid, I was heading for trouble," he told Rolling Stone. "I was running around in the street, I was robbing, I was breaking into houses, I was doing drugs. I was cutting class and smoking weed - just headed to trouble. And the one thing that kept me together and kept me straight was music. The only reason I even went to school was because I liked playing in the band."

When he returned to his alma mater in 2000, he was shocked to find the music classroom at Fairfax Senior High School had no instruments and that funding was cut for music education. A year later, Flea co-founded the Silverlake Conservatory of Music with friends. Read more here.

Billy Idol To Rock Late Night TV This Week
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Billy Idol will perform on CBS-TV's The Late Late Show with James Corden on Thursday, August 17. The rocker will join The Who's Pete Townshend for a short US run of his Classic Quadrophenia stage show next month.

Alongside Alfie Boe and a full symphony and chorus, the shows present the new orchestral version of the band's 1973 concept album based around lead character Jimmy's search for an identity amongst the mods and rockers in mid-60s Brighton.

In addition to stops in Lenox, MA, New York and Los Angeles, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder will join the lineup for a September 13 date in Chicago, IL. In October, Idol will play the final shows of his two-year residency at the House Of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Read more here.

Volbeat Release 'For Evigt' Live Video Ahead Of Tour Dates
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Volbeat have released a new live video for their track For Evigt which they filmed last October at the Malmo Arena in Sweden and the song comes off their latest album "Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie".

Frontman Michael Poulsen had the following to say about their latest studio effort, "The album is Volbeat, but there is progress, too, when it comes to songwriting with huge melodies.

"It has the songs I have been trying to write for years and it seems like I was in the right spot to gather all the pieces." Watch the new video, which the band released to preview their upcoming European tour dates here.


"TRANSFORMATION" FIRST SINGLE AND VIDEO OUT NOW FROM VAN MORRISON'S 'ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES' ALBUM DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 22

VAN MORRISON has just released "Transformation," the first single from his forthcoming album ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES, across all digital platforms. ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES--MORRISON's 37th studio album--is due out September 22 on Exile/Caroline.  MORRISON will head out for a few U.S. dates around the album's release, to be followed by UK dates before the end of the year.

"Transformation" is a sublime piece of soulful music; the kind of gloriously transcendent song that only VAN MORRISON seems to write. The song features regular VAN collaborator Chris Farlowe on additional vocals alongside U.K. jazz great Jason Rebello on piano and legendary guitarist/former Yardbird Jeff Beck.

Along with a few self-written tracks, ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES features VAN's interpretations of a selection of rhythm and blues classics, reconnecting him with music he came of age with in the '60s.  "From a very early age, I connected with the blues. The thing about the blues is you don't dissect it--you just do it. I've never over-analysed what I do; I just do it," VAN says. 

"Music has to be about just doing it and that's the way the blues works--it's an attitude. I was lucky to have met people who were the real thing--people like John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bo Diddley, Little Walter & Mose Allison. I got to hang out with them and absorb what they did. They were people with no ego whatsoever and they helped me learn a lot."

At the same time, a live performance video for "Transformation" is accompanying the single's release. The video for the song was filmed at VAN's recent gig at London's Porchester Hall. Hear "Transformation" on Spotify or Apple Music; purchase on iTunes and watch the video here.  A pre-order of the album is available now.

VAN MORRISON's U.S. and UK tour dates are as follows:

Date

 

Venue

     

U.S. DATES:

 
     

Sun Sept 10

Hersheypark Stadium

 @ "Outlaw Music Festival"

Thu Sept 14

Ascend Amphitheater

Fri Oct 13

The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

Sat Oct 14

The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

Fri Oct 20

Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)

Sat Oct 21

Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)

     

UK DATES:

 
     

Mon Nov 6

Edinburgh Playhouse 

Tues Nov 7 

Glasgow Royal Court 

Sun Nov 12

London Eventim Apollo 

Mon Nov 13

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Wed Nov 15

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Mon Nov 20

Cardiff St. David's Hall

Tues Nov 21

Bristol Colston Hall 

Fri Nov 24

Torquay Princess Theatre 

Sat Nov 25

Plymouth Pavilions 

Mon Dec 4

Belfast Europa Hotel

Tues Dec 5

Belfast Europa Hotel


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The Eagles New Lineup Announce 'Evening With' Shows
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The new lineup of The Eagles have announced a series of fall US dates. Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - joined by the late Glenn Frey's son, Deacon, and country singer Vince Gill - will follow their appearances at a pair of Classic festivals in Los Angeles and New York this summer with four more live appearances.

Billed as "An Evening with The Eagles", the band will play shows in Greensboro, NC, Atlanta, GA, Louisville, KY and Detroit, MI in October. Following the 2016 death of Eagles co-founder Frey, the group debuted their new additions at The Classic West event at Dodger Stadium on July 15 followed by a second show at The Classic East in New York on July 29.

Walsh says the success of those events were directly responsible for the group's decision to play more shows. "We spent a long time after Glenn passed in discussions, and we needed to put some time in there," Walsh recently told Billboard. "But in the course of talking we started thinking about, 'What if the Eagles were gonna continue?' and what would that be, and gradually some clarity started to come in. Glenn's son Deacon is a pretty good musician and... that chemistry is there. Vince Gill has been a really good friend of the band for a long time, and he grew up listening to the Eagles.

"So we figured we would at least try it and see where it went and we worked on it and thought it through and we tried it out in Los Angeles and it was just magic. It really was. It was received wonderfully and the energy that we all have is very, very healing, so I think Glenn would be proud of this and we decided to do it some more."

"We're not booking a huge tour and saying, 'Hey, we're back and all that," Walsh added. "We're very cautiously trying to get an environment where it will all work and people can come and we can play our music and continue to keep going.

"Based on Los Angeles we got a real nibble here, and so we're just going to take it slow and make sure it's the highest amount of quality and production, and that's where we're at with it at this point." See the dates here.

NEW, COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OFFERS A LOOK INTO CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL'S EVOLUTION AS A BAND

THE GOLLIWOGS' FIGHT FIRE: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1964-1967 INCLUDES RARE MUSIC AND PHOTOS OF JOHN & TOM FOGERTY, STU COOK AND DOUG CLIFFORD

LOS ANGELES, CA - Before they became one of the biggest bands in the world, Creedence Clearwater Revival were a Bay Area rock outfit, known as the Golliwogs. For several years in the mid-'60s, the young band honed their skills on the road and in the studio. Little did they know, they were destined for unimaginable success by the end of the decade. This fall, Craft Recordings - the Catalog division of Concord Bicycle Music - is pleased to offer a comprehensive collection of music from The Golliwogs, entitled Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967. Due out September 29th, the compilation culls all of the band's singles and B-sides, plus several recordings that were never released when the Golliwogs (or CCR) were active, offering fans a unique opportunity to hear the artistic progression of Tom and John Fogerty, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford in the three years leading up to the band's transformation into Creedence Clearwater Revival. Fight Firewill be available as a deluxe vinyl gatefold package, featuring two LPs, new liner notes by compilation producer Alec Palao, plus rare archival photos. The title will also be available on CD and across all major digital and streaming platforms.

Interestingly, the development of Creedence Clearwater Revival did not begin with the Golliwogs. The band's first incarnation was that of an instrumental trio, featuring high school classmates John, Doug and Stu, who performed around their hometown of El Cerrito, CA as the Blue Velvets. A year later, in 1960, John's older brother Tom joined the band, adding his experience as a vocalist to the mix, and cementing the eventual Creedence lineup. Despite their young age, the Blue Velvets released a handful of singles; one of which was added to Oakland's KEWB-AM's Top 40 list by a local disc jockey and musical director named Casey Kasem.

As the band matured, honing their sound in the college circuit, they changed their name to the Visions, signed with Berkeley's Fantasy Records and went into the studio to record a debut single with British Invasion leanings. In a strange move, label partner Max Weiss changed the band's name to the Golliwogs, without consulting any of the boys. In his liner notes, Alec Palaowrites that, "The Visions were in for a rude surprise when 'Don't Tell Me No Lies' finally showed up in their mailboxes...with a label credit to 'The Golliwogs.' Weiss' offbeat theory was that this outdated colonial reference was somehow appropriate, given the Anglophilic tenor of the moment." Taking things one step farther, the Fogerty brothers even changed their songwriting credits to sound more British. Sadly, "Rann Wilde" and "Toby Green" never would find stardom.

By 1965, the Golliwogs had a regional hit on their hands, with "Brown-Eyed Girl" (not to be confused with the Van Morrison song). The band picked up serious momentum over the next two years; maintaining a busy touring schedule across central California, and expanding their sound in the studio, experimenting with new instrumentation and effects. They were moving away from the sounds of the British Invasion and more towards the psychedelic undercurrents that were emerging from the local Bay Area scene. The Golliwogs finally had more control over their career, and in 1967, changed their name to Creedence Clearwater Revival. They would release an eponymous album a year later, with John on lead vocals, and the rest, as they say, is rock 'n' roll history.

Pre-order Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 on vinyl or CD: http://found.ee/Golliwogs_FightFireAmz-r

OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST OFFERS SINGLE DAY $99 FOUR-PACK TICKET BUNDLE AS OF TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 FOR OZZFEST:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 OR KNOTFEST:  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT GLEN HELEN MPHITHEATER AND FESTIVAL GROUNDS IN SAN BERNARDINO, CA

You +3 for $99.

That's a possibility for this year's OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST.  For just $99, you and three friends can attend either OZZFEST (Saturday, November 4) or KNOTFEST (Sunday, November 5) at Glen Helen Amphitheater and Festival Groundsin San Bernardino, CA.  A limited number of the single day $99 four-pack GA ticket bundles will be available from Tuesday, August 15 at 10:00 AM (PT) through Saturday, August 19 at 12:59 PM (PT).

 The two-day festival's power packed line-up is led by performances from Ozzy Osbourne and Prophets of Rage on Saturday at OZZFEST plus Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson at KNOTFEST on Sunday. The multi-stage, three-day camping event will include sets from more than 40 acts.  The weekend-long OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST will kick off with an exclusive free Friday, November 3 camping kick-off concert that will give campers early access to the campsite, allowing them time to prepare for a night of performances from Monster Magnet, Brant Bjork, Sasquatch, and Lo-PanVIP camping lines open at 4:00 PM, general camping load in begins at 5:00 PM.  Doors to the Friday night camping kick-off party open at 7:00 PM with live music set to kick off at 8:00 PM.

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GRAHAM NASH ANNOUNCES FURTHER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

LEGENDARY ARTIST TO RECEIVE AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S SPIRIT OF AMERICANA AWARD SEPTEMBER 13 IN NASHVILLE

August 15, 2017, Los Angeles, CA: Legendary artist Graham Nash has announced a new batch of North American tour dates in September and October 2017 as he continues to support his most recent studio album, This Path Tonight, which was released worldwide last year. Prior to the beginning of the tour, Nash will receive the Americana Music Association’s Spirit of Americana: Free Speech in Music Award at the group’s annual award show, September 13, at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The award is presented in conjunction with the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.

Nash will be accompanied by longtime collaborator and This Path Tonight producer, Shane Fontayne on guitars and vocals. Together, the duo performs songs from his days in the Hollies through his years with Crosby, Stills & Nash and from his beloved solo recordings, weaving anecdotes and tales from his 50-year career throughout the evening. 

Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his first seventy-five years on this planet, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus, includes “Stop Stop Stop” and “Carrie Anne”, his signature CSN (&Y) offerings like “Teach Your Children”, “Our House” and “Marrakesh Express” and his solo standouts “Chicago/We Can Change the World” and “Military Madness.

No Depression proclaimed of a recent tour date, “"Nash walked the audience through his catalog, a rich tapestry of music spanning more than five decades, accompanied by Shane Fontayne on guitar and vocals. Touring in support of his latest release, This Path Tonight, the strength of the material and the resilience in Nash’s voice made for a wonderful evening. And, as the crowd soon discovered, the new songs were every bit as vital as the classic anthems they came to hear."

Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and two-time Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee, Grammy Award winner, a New York Times best-selling author, and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)

For album, tour, and ticket information, please visit www.grahamnash.com.

 

Cliff Burton's 92-Year-Old Dad Hits The Road With Metallica
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It's been 31 years since Metallica bassist Cliff Burton passed away in a tour bus crash. And his 92-year-old father, Ray, remains dedicated to the band. He has followed them around on various dates of their current tour.

His presence is a meaningful tribute to Cliff, whose tragic death had a profound influence on his bandmates and the trajectory of the band we know today. On a Metallica podcast, Ray Burton recently described how he's kept Cliff's legacy alive, with the help of band royalties.

'From the royalties that I get, I give a scholarship to the high school he went to, the Castro Valley High School, for music," he said. 'I think Cliff probably would have done that with his money, because he was not against education by any means. He liked it very much."

At concerts, Ray poses for photos with members of Metallica, friend and fans--including Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo's 12-year-old son Ty, who recently filled in on bass on tour for Korn. See photos here.

David Bowie Featured In New Episode of 'Twin Peaks'
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True Twin Peaks fans will remember David bowie's cameo in the Twin Peaks film Fire Walk with Me. Bowie played Phillip Jeffries, a FBI agent involved in the "Blue Rose" task force.

In Sunday night's episode of the Showtime reboot Twin Peaks: The Return, Bowie's character appeared during FBI director Gordon Cole's (played by series creator David Lynch) description of a strange and revelatory dream he had, according to Spin.

Last year, Harry Goaz (who plays the character Andy) mentioned to Dallas News that Bowie was supposed to return for another cameo for the revamped season, but was unable to do so before he passed away. Read more here.

'Weird Al' Yankovic Shows Off His Diplomatic Skills
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John Oliver's latest episode of Last Week Tonight featured a unique, accordion-based diplomacy performance from comedy music legend "Weird Al" Yankovic.

The episode's main segments surrounded the increasing tensions between North Korea and the U.S., which prompted Oliver to bring on the singer for a show-closing polka tune.

Yankovic's song revolves around comical requests to North Korea, asking them not to bomb the U.S., such as when he jokes, "Why in the world would you kill Tom Hanks?" Watch Als' performance here.

Def Leppard Stream Full Step Inside Hysteria At 30 Documentary
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 Def Leppard are streaming their mini-documentary, "Step Inside: Hysteria At 30", in sync with the recent release of a series of 30th anniversary reissues of the group's fourth album, "Hysteria."

The video project gives fans an inside look at the making of the biggest-selling record of the band's career, with more than 25 million copies sold worldwide - including 10 million in the US.

Produced by Mutt Lange, "Hysteria" delivered seven singles: "Animal", "Women", "Rocket", the US Top 5 tracks "Pour Some Sugar On Me", "Hysteria" and "Armageddon It", and the US No. 1 "Love Bites."

The newly-remastered edition of the record is available in various packages, including a 7-disc Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD Deluxe Version, 1CD Vanilla Version, 2-LP Black Vinyl Version and a limited edition 2-LP Colored Vinyl Version.

The reissues include B-sides and live tracks, plus the audio for "In The Round In Your Face (Live)" on CD for the first time. Watch the documentary here.

 

DRUMMER’S SUMMIT! 

Five of the world’s greatest drummers got to hang out backstage

recently at the YESTIVAL concert held at the The Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island, NY.

Shown L to R: PRARIE PRINCE (Todd Rundgren, The Tubes); CARL PALMER (Emerson 

Lake & Palmer; ASIA); CARMINE APPICE (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Appice Brothers); ALAN WHITE (Yes, John Lennon); and DYLAN HOWE (Yes, Dr Feelgood).  All these drummers except for Appice are touring together on Yestival through early September.

Also please check Carl Palmer's facebook daily for tour updates and video messages: https://www.facebook.com/CarlFPalmer/

Mick Fleetwood Looks Back With A Chronicle Of Fleetwood Mac
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Mick Fleetwood has been talking more about his book, Love That Burns: A Chronicle Of Fleetwood Mac, Volume One 1967-1974. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the drummer says his luxury chronicle is "about giving kudos to the founding fathers of a very strange journey that Fleetwood Mac ended up taking over the course of all these years."

August 13 1967 marks 50 years since Fleetwood Mac played their first gig. Although the band was notionally "founded" by Peter Green, the guitarist insisted they be named after drummer Fleetwood and bassist John McVie. In the band's early days a compromise was reached: they were called Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. Although the band had much wider success with Lindsey Buckingham on guitar from the mid-'70s, it was Peter Green and his mercurial playing on a Gibson Les Paul which did much to build the band's reputation. Peter Green-era hits included "Black Magic Woman", "Albatross", "Oh Well", "Man Of The World" and "The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown)." In the new Rolling Stone interview, Mick Fleetwood says: "My dream with this book coming out, and I'm working really hard, is that there will be a lovely show where a few people that mean a damn can come out and pay quiet kudos and tribute to Peter. Maybe we could pull off a short tour in England, or something like that. That would be my dream."

Fleetwood says he does plan a Volume Two, explaining about the band: "It's a pretty unique story. It's not like the band stayed the same. The style changed. The people changed. Me and John have hung in there since the beginning, but it's a lot different. And Bob Welch, Bob Weston [both short-lived replacements for Green, before Buckingham], all the others that were there, they're all mentioned in this book. And rightly so. They're all part of this story right up to when Stevie and Lindsey joined. And that's where the book cuts off. Because it's about what came before. I wanted this to be a separate story, because it is an important story in its own right."" Read more here.

Steve Winwood Announces 'Greatest Hits Live'
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Steve Winwood is looking back at his live musical catalog archive and will be sharing some of his favorites finds with fans with the release of a live greatest hits collection on September 1.

Greatest Hits Live is a 23-song collection, handpicked by Winwood and sourced from his personal archives of live performances and features rare, previously unreleased material touching on all aspects of Winwood's extensive catalog.

Watch a live version of "Back in the High Life Again" from the forthcoming album, and check out the full tracklisting for Winwood's Greatest Hits Live release here.

Royal Blood To Rock Late Night TV Tonight
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Royal Blood have announced that they will be performing on CBS-TV's The Late Late Show with James Corden during tonight's broadcast, Monday, August 14.

The duo of bassist/singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher are promoting their latest album, "How Did We Get So Dark?" The project recently entered the UK charts at No. 1, duplicating the success of their 2014 self-titled record, which went on to become the fastest-selling British rock debut album in their native country in three years.

"How Did We Get So Dark?" was recorded in Brussels, Belgium with producer Joylon Thomas and London, UK with co-producer Tom Dalgety. Royal Blood are currently playing dates on a North American tour that wraps up in Los Angeles on August 16, after which they'll head to Japan for a pair of festival appearances before returning to open for Guns N' Roses in Vancouver on September 1 in Vancouver, BC and George, WA on September 3. Read more here.

Anthrax's Joey Belladonna Rocks Anthem At Buffalo Bills Game
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Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna performed the U.S. national anthem at New Era Field in Orchard Park, NY on August 10 prior to the start of a Buffalo Bills home game against the Minnesota Vikings in NFL pre-season action, and video from the event is available.

The Belladonna appearance followed a recent run of US festival dates by the New York rockers, including Wisconsin's Rock Fest and Rock USA and Chicago Open Air.

Anthrax spent most of the summer playing shows on the European festival circuit in support of their latest album, "For All Kings." In February, the group released an expanded tour edition of the project, which featured the 2016 record alongside the track "Vice Of The People" - previously only available in Japan - as well as a bonus disc of demo versions of several of the album's songs. Check out video of the anthem performance here.

Metallica Share Live Video For Performance On New Classic
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 Metallica performed their 2016 track, "Halo On Fire", at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ on August 4, and the band are sharing professional footage from the event.

Running over 8 minutes, the epic tune is the longest track on "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct", which was launched last summer with the lead single "Hardwired."

Metallica's tenth album recently achieved platinum status in the US for sales of 1 million copies. The Phoenix event made headlines when an Albuquerque, NM man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and indecent exposure after allegedly urinating on a family of three - including a 10-year old girl and her parents - during the show.

Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers arrested 44-year-old Daniel Francis Daddio after the family told police they "felt warm liquid washing over their backs and legs" during the event.

Daddio was released from jail following a court appearance, and he is scheduled to appear again on August 18. Watch the video here.

Lemmy Kilmister Inspires Name For Prehistoric Crocodile
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British scientists have named the fossil of a fierce Jurassic-era crocodile after late Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. The 19-foot-long creature, now dubbed Lemmysuchus obtusidens, was renamed after scientists from the University of Edinburgh realized it had originally given the fossil an incorrect classification.

As reported by BBC News, the giant crocodile occupied coastal waters around Great Britain more than 145 million years ago. The fossil was originally excavated in 1909 and subsequently housed at London's Natural History Museum. Museum curator and avowed Motorhead fan Lorna Steel suggested the name.

"Although Lemmy passed away at the end of 2015, we'd like to think that he would have raised a glass to Lemmysuchus, one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the Earth," she said. "As a long-standing Motorhead fan I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to immortalize the rock star in this way." Read the original report here.

Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Get “Tough & Tender” on North American Fall Tour!

Acoustic versions of beloved classics featured alongside hard-hitting numbers

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will offer their North American fans a dynamic concert experience on the 2017 “Tough & Tender” Tour. In addition to the high-powered, all-out rockers the band is known for delivering, the guys will turn down the volume (but not the intensity) and treat audiences to acoustic versions of some of their classic hits.

“A great song is a great song, however it's delivered,” says bandleader Andy Powell (guitar, lead vocals). “Playing acoustically allows people to hear the 'bones' of a song and how it might have been conceived in the first place.”

Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash finds itself in rare company these days. Not many bands are still going strong after nearly 50 years. It takes a serious lifetime of commitment to the craft of making music; but, more importantly, real skill is required to navigate the shifting seas of the music industry, and few know that better than Powell.

“We laid down strong musical roots in the '70s, and these roots continue to prove productive,” he says. “Also, we nurtured our fan base as much as possible through fan club conventions, newsletters and the like; but this was all given a great boost once the digital age came into being, with websites and social media.”

Through the years the band has delved into various musical genres, from folk, blues and jazz to pedal-to-the-metal rock and electronica. Whatever the style, Wishbone Ash’s hallmark is the distinctive twin-melodic lead guitar interplay that has influenced such bands as Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Maiden and, more recently, Opeth.

True road warriors, each year the band logs around 30,000 miles, roughly equivalent to circumnavigating the earth. “The hours, days and weeks we spend touring and recording results in a close-knit group, for sure,” says Powell. “It allows us to bring a level of intensity to the table that people seem to pick up on and appreciate.”

The fruitful results of near-constant touring are evident on the latest DVD release, “Live in Paris,” recorded in May 2015 during a three-day residency at Le Triton Theatre in Les Lilas, Paris. Powell says, “We recorded three nights of material, including current versions of some classic songs, plus some deep tracks that people won't necessarily expect.”

The band recently released a four-disc “Road Works” box set, a compilation of four separate shows recorded in Germany and the UK. In October 2015, Powell completed his autobiography, “Eyes Wide Open: True Tales of a Wishbone Ash Warrior,” co-written with Irish music journalist Colin Harper. The book, published by Jawbone Press, has met with public and critical acclaim.

“Our concept was to root my musical story and that of the band's to the times in which I came of age,” says Powell. “That is to say, relating it to those times, decade by decade, so that the reader could get a picture of how I was impacted by the social and musical trends and how I weathered those changes. We also wanted to keep it breezy and poke a little fun at this music game at the same time.”

In addition to the “Tough & Tender” Tour, Fall 2017 will also see the release of a 32-CD deluxe box set, “Wishbone Ash – The Vintage Years,” on Snapper Music.

Wishbone Ash US Tour Dates:

Sept. 12 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
Sept. 13 Minneapolis, MN Famous Dave's
Sept. 14 Davenport, IA River Music Experience
Sept. 15 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
Sept. 16 Edwardsville, IL Wildey Theatre
Sept. 17 Edwardsville IL Wildey Theatre
Sept. 19 Auburn Hills, MI Callahan's Music Hall
Sept. 22 Sherwood Park, AB Canada Festival Place
Sept. 25 Annapolis, MD Rams Head on Stage
Sept. 26 Richmond, VA Tin Pan
Sept. 27 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater
Sept. 28 Norfolk, CT Infinity Music Hall
Sept. 29 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
Sept. 30 Bay Shore, NY Boulton Center
Oct. 1 Pawling, NY Daryl's House Club
Oct. 2 New York, NY BB King Blues Club & Grill
Oct. 5 Buffalo, NY Sportsmen's Tavern
Oct. 6 Akron, OH Tangier
Oct. 7 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
Oct. 8 Jim Thorpe, PA Mauch Chunk Opera House

There is no other rock band in history that has done more with the twin guitar concept than The Ash. Be sure to catch them on tour this September. Tour dates and more information can be found at www.wishboneash.com. Follow the band on Facebook @wishbone.ash.official, Twitter @wishboneash_com and Instagram.


Watch Steve Winwood Perform "Back In The High Life Again"

Steve Winwood to Release ‘Greatest Hits Live’ – His First Album in Nearly a Decade and A Definitive Musical Portrait of His Five-Decade Career – on September 1

Winwood Is On Tour This Summer and Fall in the US, UK, and EU

Greatest Hits Live is a 23-song collection, handpicked by Winwood and sourced from his personal archives of live performances, and features rare, previously unreleased material touching on all aspects of Winwood’s extensive catalog, including contemporary arrangements of the music he created with the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith, and on his classic solo recordings. The collection channels R&B, Jazz, Funk, Folk, Classic Rock, Pop, and Afro-Caribbean & Brazilian rhythms, highlighting Winwood’s unique ability to fuse multiple genres into a singular, cohesive musical expression.

It is a definitive musical portrait of his five-decade career since bursting into prominence at the age of 15 with the Spencer Davis Group. Since then, with over 50 million records sold, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in Rock ‘n’ Roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements.

Summer/Fall 2017 Tour Dates:
September 1 2017 - Chumash Casino - Santa Ynez, CA United States      
September 2 2017 - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino - Indio, CA United States      
September 3 2017 - Grand Sierra Resort - Reno, NV United States
September 5 2017 - Mountain Winery - Saratoga, CA United States
September 6 2017 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA United States       
September 8 2017 - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery - Woodinville, WA United States           
September 9 2017 - Maryhill Winery Amphitheater - Goldendale, WA United States           
September 11 2017 - Luther Burbank Center - Santa Rosa, CA United States       
September 13 2017 - Hollywood Bowl - Hollywood, CA United States         
September 14 2017 - Humphrey's - San Diego, CA United States   
September 16 2017 - Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Denver, CO United States      
September 17 2017 - Telluride Blues and Brews Festival - Telluride, CO United States     
September 19 2017 - Irving Music Factory - Irving, TX United States         
September 20 2017 - Austin City Limits Live - Austin, TX United States      
September 21 2017 - Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land - Sugar Land, TX United States        
September 23 2017 - Xfinity Theatre - Hartford, CT United States  
September 24 2017 - Jones Beach Amphitheatre - Wantagh, NY United States

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Deep Purple And Ritchie Blackmore Reunion Endorsed By Morse
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Deep Purple's Steve Morse feels the return of founding guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, for a one-off show, would "be nice" and would provide closure for everyone involved. Morse expressed his feelings about the matter in a recent interview with Billboard. Blackmore himself has indicated he would consider performing with the band again, but wasn't sure how such a reunion could be worked out. Morse had no answer that dilemma, but welcomed the idea.

"Fans would love it," he said. "It would be nice, I think, to see closure with everybody involved, and the bad feelings put aside. I think they'd all get a kick out of it if they could get past the psychological barriers. I am a fan of music, I'm a musician. I am not a politician."

Morse added: "There have been a lot of bad things said and done amongst the guys, and anyhow, it is like the ice has to be broken. I think that once that's done, they'd all have a great time. But I don't know how to go about doing that. Anyway, as far as I am concerned, all members, past and present and future … are welcome." Read the original report here.

Metallica Go Pop and Disney With Carpool Karaoke Preview
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Metallica are sharing a preview of their upcoming appearance on Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke" series. The preview features Metallica and Eichner rocking out to a Disney soundtrack tune and one of Rihanna's biggest hits, as well as their grocery shopping experience.

"A few of you who watched the Grammys back in February may have noticed during one of the commercial breaks that we took a spin around the Los Angeles area with comedian and actor Billy Eichner," says the band. "With James behind the wheel, we did a little backseat driving and singing and even made a pit stop for some grocery shopping! We know this has been on your radar for some time and are happy to report that our episode of Carpool Karaoke will see the light of day next week on Tuesday, August 15th on Apple Music."

"We're big fans of 'The Late Late Show With James Corden' where 'Carpool Karaoke' was born (and will continue to live) and created a viral sensation, so we jumped at the chance to be a part of it," adds the group. "Fire up whatever device you stream video on and drive, sing and laugh along with us!"

The Apple Music version of the series launched this week with Corden and Will Smith; two new episodes will be released each week. Future guests include Trevor Noah, Michael Strahan, Jeff Gordon, John Legend, Alicia Keys, LeBron James and Shakira, among others. Watch the preview here.

Def Leppard Planning Full 'Hysteria' Album Performances
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 Def Leppard are planning to perform in its entirety their landmark 1987 album, Hysteria, as part of a special 2018 tour. As reported by Ultimate Classic Rock, guitarist Phil Collen was asked by L.A. radio station KLOS if the band had plans to celebrate the LP's 30th anniversary.

"We are," replied Collen. "I know it'll be next year we're gonna go on tour…. We're getting some offers to play the whole album all the way through. So, yeah, we'll be doing that."

Hysteria was recently reissued as part of a boxed set that includes the original album (remastered), two discs of alternate versions and B-sides, two discs of live material, and a pair of DVDs. The original album yielded seven singles. Read more here.

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Add Dates To Tour
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Fleetwood Mac members Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have extended a North American tour in support of their self-titled debut album with the addition of a new round of fall dates.

On the heels of a sold-out, critically-acclaimed summer trek - which opened in Atlanta, GA in June and will wrap up in Bethlehem, PA on August 11 - the duo will perform 22 shows on a second leg that will begin in San Jose, CA on October 14.

The Buckingham McVie project originated from a series of studio sessions in 2014 after McVie reunited with Fleetwood Mac for dates on their On With The Show tour.

The duo recorded eight tunes with the group's rhythm section of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie before resuming the group's world tour, and returned to the studio to complete the project at the end of last year.

"We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically," explains Buckingham. "The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions, and said to ourselves, 'What took us so long?!'"

"We've always written well together, Lindsey and I," adds McVie, "and this has just spiralled into something really amazing that we've done between us." See all of the upcoming tour dates here.

New Greg Allman Song Video Streaming Online
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Gregg Allman's camp have released an online stream of a lyric video for "My Only True Friend", the lead single from his forthcoming posthumous album, "Southern Blood."

The clip features never-before seen photos of Allman and his band in the studio, as well as some images from his home in Savannah, GA, where he passed away on May 27 from complications of liver cancer at the age of 69.

The singer co-wrote the single with Gregg Allman Band guitarist/musical director Scott Sharrard. "'My Only True Friend' was Gregg's attempt to contextualize the course of his life," explains album producer Don Was. "The man that his fans saw performing onstage was the essential Gregg Allman - he was whole and truly satisfied when he was up there playing music. The trials and troubles he faced in life were mostly the result of not knowing what to do with himself in between shows.

"In this song, he's addressing a woman and explaining that, although he loves her and doesn't want to face living his life alone, being away on the road and performing every night is his lifeblood. If you understand this about Gregg Allman, every other aspect of his life makes complete sense."

Due September 8, "Southern Blood" presents a collection of songs written by Allman's friends and favourite artists, including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn.

"As his producer, I was dedicated to helping Gregg crystallize his vision for the record and to help make sure that this vision made it to the tape," says Was. "He was a musical hero of mine and, in later years, had become a good friend. The gravitas of this particular situation was not lost on me.

"Gregg was a sweet, humble man with a good heart and good intentions and it was a great honor to help him put his musical affairs in order and say a proper farewell." Stream the song here.

Ringo Starr Discusses New Paul McCartney Collaboration
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Ringo Starr's new solo studio album Give More Love will be released on September 15th. The record features a familiar face among the special guest, his Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney.

"Well, I just called him up and said, 'I got this song called 'Show Me the Way,' and I want you to play on it," Starr told Rolling Stone. "Because he is a really good friend of mine, he said he'd come to L.A. for it.

"It's about [my wife] Barbara. She shows me the way. I wanted it to be very personal. While he was there, he also played on 'We're on the Road Again.' That was very kind of him." Read more here.

 

John Mayer And Carlos Santana Tribute Glen Campbell
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John Mayer happened to be playing Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, August 8, the day that country superstar Glen Campbell died. The 81-year-old lost his battle with Alzheimer's disease and Mayer was in the right place at the right time to honor the legend.

Mayer played an acoustic version of Campbell's 'Gentle On My Mind," introducing the hit as his 'favorite song in the world." He warned the audience that it would be played with more 'love than precision."He added that he had wanted to pay his respects to the "Rhinestone Cowboy" with that song when he died.

Carlos Santana also honored Campbell last night, reports Billboard. During a show in Detroit, Santana played a cover of Campbell's 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix." After he finished the song, he said, "That was for a brother that went home. That was for Glen Campbell." Watch John Mayer play "Gentle on My Mind" here.

Blistering John Lennon Letters To Ex-Wife Being Auctioned
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In November 1976, John Lennon wrote a pair of blistering letters to his ex-wife Cynthia--scolding her for recent media appearances and bickering over the terms of their custody agreement. They had been divorced since 1968 around the time when Lennon became involved with Yoko Ono. Now the letters are set to be sold at an auction this week and may fetch $25,000.

"As you and I well know, our marriage was over long before the advent of L.S.D. or Yoko Ono ' and that's reality!" Lennon wrote. "Your memory is impaired to say the least. Your version of our first L.S.D. trip is rather vague, and you seem to have forgotten subsequent trips altogether!"

Lennon also recalled a time in 1974 when Cynthia allegedly pleaded with him to reconcile. "You also seem to have forgotten that only two years ago, while I was separated from Yoko, you suddenly brought Julian to see me in Los Angeles after three years of silence. During this visit, you hardly allowed me to be alone with him for one moment. You even asked me to remarry you and/or give you another child, 'for Julian's sake!' I politely told you no, and that, anyway, I was still in love with Yoko (which I thought was very 'down to earth')." Read more here.

Metallica Fan Arrested For Allegedly Urinating On Concertgoers
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An Albuquerque, NM man faces disorderly conduct and indecent exposure charges after allegedly urinating on a family of three at a Metallica concert in Glendale, AZ on August 4.

12 News reports Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers arrested Daniel Francis Daddio, 44, Friday night during the show at the University of Phoenix Stadium as part of the band's summer North American leg of their WorldWired tour in support of 2016's "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct."

The victim family - including a 10-year-old girl, her father and his wife - told police they "felt warm liquid washing over their backs and legs" during the event.

According to court documents, the father said he turned around and saw Daddio had exposed himself and when he confronted the man, Daddio reportedly shrugged.

According to FOX 10 Phoenix, DPS troopers say Daddio was heavily intoxicated when he was arrested and denied the incident occurred. Read more here.

Bruce Springsteen Going Broadway This Fall
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Bruce Springsteen will make his Broadway debut this fall with a series of solos shows billed as "Springsteen On Broadway." The 8-week run at the intimate Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City - with a capacity of just under 1,000 - will see the New Jersey rocker present a mix of music and spoken word segments, including excerpts from his 2016 autobiography, "Born To Run."

"I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible," says Springsteen. "I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I've played in the last 40 years.

"My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value."

The "Springsteen On Broadway" series will begin with preview performances starting Tuesday, October 3, with an official opening set for Thursday, October 12. Read more here.

Pearl Jam's Mike McCready Streams Movie Song
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Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready is streaming the instrumental track, "Grandmother Earth", as a preview to the September 1 release of the Original Motion Picture Score for the 2015 film, "The Glamour & The Squalor."

Directed by Marq Evans, the documentary traces the life and career of influential Seattle DJ Marco Collins, who made a name for himself at KNDD 107.7 The End by helping break artists like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Beck, The Presidents of the United States of America and others.

"Thanks to Marco for allowing me to help his story," says McCready. "And to the entire cast and crew for The Glamour and The Squalor film. This is also in remembrance of all the musicians from Seattle who aren't here anymore, but their music remains…"

"Working with Mike on the score for The Glamour & The Squalor was a dream," adds Evans, "not just because I've been a fan of his since I was a kid, but more importantly because of what a uniquely talented artist he is. Mike really felt the film, and the score he created elevated it to an entirely new level. It's a beautiful listen and I'm so glad we're putting it out." Read more and listen to the track here.

David Gilmour Releases Live Video For Pink Floyd Classic
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David Gilmour is streaming a preview of his performance of the Pink Floyd classic, "One Of These Days", from his forthcoming concert film, "Live At Pompeii."

The opening track on Pink Floyd's sixth album, "Meddle", was the only song Gilmour delivered in his 2016 series of shows at the Roman amphitheatre that was also performed by his former band in the same venue in 1971 for Adrian Maben's film, "Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii."

The guitarist is also sharing footage of "A Boat Lies Waiting", from his 2015 release, "Rattle That Lock", and part one of a behind-the-scenes look at the pair of concerts at the ancient venue that was built in 90 BC.

Due September 29 and directed by Gavin Elder, "Live At Pompeii" sees Gilmour mix solo tracks and Pink Floyd classics, including the rarely-played "The Great Gig In The Sky" from "The Dark Side Of The Moon."

"It's a magical place," says Gilmour, "and coming back and seeing the stage and the arena was quite overwhelming. It's a place of ghosts and I couldn't help but think of playing there - with [late Pink Floyd keyboardist] Rick [Wright] - it's a sense of revisiting history.

"What I like to do is to play in beautiful places where people have a sense of the majesty of the building that is being performed in and that will add to the memories they take away and retain thereafter." Watch the video and read more here.

Montrose Debut Album Being Expanded To Reissue
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Montrose will release an expanded, remastered reissue of their classic 1973 self-titled debut, and 1974's "Paper Money", via Rhino Records on October 13.

Led by tracks like "Bad Motor Scooter", "Rock Candy" and "Rock The Nation", the "Montrose" album introduced the new band - led by guitarist Ronnie Montrose - and marked the recording debut of vocalist Sammy Hagar.

Produced by Ted Templeman, the project proved to be influential amongst hard rock musicians, despite taking years to reach platinum status in the US for sales of one million copies.

The two-disc expanded "Montrose" reissue features the original album alongside a bonus disc of demos - including the unreleased song "Shoot Us Down" - and the group's April 1973 debut live performance on KSAN radio in San Francisco, CA, several months before the band's first album was released.

Montrose followed the debut with their second album, 1974's "Paper Money." The 2017 reissue includes the remastered set and a bonus disc of a live performance on KSAN in December of that year, just two months after the album's release. Read more here.

Sebastian Bach Recovering From Singing-Related Surgery
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Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach took to social media earlier this week to share an update on his health as he recovers from a recent hernia operation.

"Well I am happy to say that I am starting to feel normal again!," writes the rocker on Facebook. "The surgery on my guts is healing up and I can't wait to start [performing] again!"

Last month, Bach shared the news of the operation with fans via his social media sites, writing, "This is the first surgery that I have had since I got my nose broke at the Motley Crue show," referring to a 1997 incident. "Don't worry, the anesthetist has been warned! I'm kind of nervous but that's how it goes I guess. This surgery has nothing to do with my voice, or my throat, at all, but it IS singing related.

"After years of doing what I do, rock 'n' roll has taken a toll on a part of my body, and tomorrow I am going to get it fixed. Wish me luck! I'll see you on tour." Read more here.

New Documentary on French Music Legends Magma “To Life, Death and Beyond: the Music of Magma”

A passionate and moving tribute to Magma, one of the greatest bands that ever existed!

“To Life, Death and Beyond: the Music of Magma” is a feature film that explores one of the most visionary and innovative music of the last 50 years, Magma. It takes the audience on a journey through several countries where the band has been filmed, fascinating interviews with fans and musicians, including Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Trey Gunn (King Crimson). The film also includes an in-depth interview of the leader of the band, Christian Vander, and various musicians who were part of this extraordinary adventure over a period of more than 45 years.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/V80oFyeJh1g

The film is packed with archival footage and an amazingly beautiful soundtrack is always flowing underneath. It is articulated around 6 chapters, taking the viewers on a journey through Christian Vander's childhood, his discovery of John Coltrane who became his mentor, the birth of Magma and the different periods of the band. It also covers Christian's unique approach and philosophy on music and life along with a tribute to the band's be album, “Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh.” It ends on an inspiring and moving section where fans from various countries share the impact that the music has had on their life.

Written & Directed by Laurent Goldstein, the film was created to be seen and enjoyed by both fans of Magma and people who do not know this music. Christian Vander's story packs an emotional wallop and is a tremendous source of inspiration for anybody who has a passion in life and wants to realize their dream.

“To Life, Death and Beyond: the Music of Magma” will premiere in Toronto at the Royal cinema on August 20th at 2:00 PM. Magma will be perfoming live at the Mod Club Theatre in Toronto that evening. The film will premiere in Montreal at the Casa Del Popolo on Aug. 22nd at 6:30 PM. Magma will perform two shows in Montreal on August 21 & 22 at the La Sala Rossa. Both film screening events will cost $10. Please note that to attend the concerts seperate tickets will need to be purchased.

Laurent Goldstein produced his first feature-length documentary, “Your Second Fifty” a motivational piece that demonstrates that in spite of prejudices and popular beliefs, there is a life after 50, and it can be amazing! The film was shot over an 18-month period, in 6 countries on 3 continents, and showcases 40 fascinating characters. It has been shown in motivational seminars throughout North America since 2015.

In 2016, he produced – partly thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign - his second feature-length documentary: “To Life, Death and Beyond: the Music of Magma,” a tribute to the cult French progressive rock band.

For more information: www.themusicofmag ma.com, Facebook.com/ themusicofmagma

Magma's official website: http://www.magmamusic .org


BLACKMORE’S NIGHT THANK THEIR FANS FOR TWO DECADES OF DEDICATION WITH

TO THE MOON AND BACK: 20 YEARS AND BEYOND…CD~AUGUST 18, 2017~

New York, NY (August 8, 2017)— 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Blackmore’s Night – the internationally-heralded Renaissance Rock band helmed by six-string extraordinaire Ritchie Blackmore and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night. To celebrate, the band is proud to present To The Moon And Back: 20 Years And Beyond…: a two-disc collection of favorites and new material.

To The Moon And Back boasts three brand new songs: “Ghost Of John”, which proudly introduces the vocals of Autumn Blackmore (the 6-year daughter of Blackmore and Night) at the close of the song, Blackmore’s “Land Of Hope and Glory” (a reworking of British patriotic anthem “Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1” written in 1902), and a cover of favored Rainbow tune “I Surrender”, with Night providing the vocals.

Additionally, the set includes re-recorded versions of catalog favorites “Moonlight Shadow”, “Somewhere Over The Sea”, “Coming Home”, and “Writing On The Wall”. This new material is buoyed with Blackmore’s Night classics, such as “Shadow Of The Moon”, “Ghost Of A Rose”, and “Under A Violet Moon”, and a live version of “Home Again”, fully rounding out this best-of compilation. The included booklet displays a collage of memorabilia, showcasing live band photos, backstage passes, and tour flyers. Completing To The Moon And Back is a behind-the-scenes bonus video of Blackmore and Night rehearsing at a soundcheck, allowing fans an intimate glimpse of the band before a show.

“We hope you enjoy this musical journey down memory lane from Shadow of the Moon…our first release…through our brand new 2017 versions of old favorites and a new surprise song. 20 years of memorable music and beyond...” enthuses Blackmore and Night.

The magic of Blackmore’s Night is their ability to transport the listener to a bygone era, gathered around a fire or in an old renaissance tavern. Their sold-out concerts resemble that era, with band and fans alike decked out in Renaissance garb, losing themselves in the mirth of the music. This ambiance is created via Blackmore’s dexterous movement between acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, mandola, cello, and hurdy gurdy, Night’s ethereal vocals and command of seven medieval woodwind instruments (bagpipe, chanters, shawms, and pennywhistles, to name a few), and the consummate musicianship of keyboardist/back-up vocalist Bard David, violinist Scarlett Fiddler, back-up vocalist/shawm player Lady Lynn, bassist/rhythmic guitarist Earl Grey, and percussionist Troubadour of Aberdeen.

After 20 amazing years, Blackmore’s Night continue to invite fans and newcomers to join them To The Moon And Back…Won’t you heed their call?

Track Listing:

CD I:
1.) Shadow Of The Moon
2.) Spirit Of The Sea
3.) Renaissance Faire
4.) Play Minstrel Play
5.) Under A Violet Moon
6.) Spanish Nights
7.) Fires At Midnight
8.) Ghost Of A Rose
9.) Cartouche
10.) Village Lanterne
11.) The Circle
12.) 25 Years
13.) Dandelion Wine
14.) Home Again (live)

CD II:
1.) I Surrender (bonus track)
2.) Moonlight Shadow (2017 version)
3.) Somewhere Over The Sea (2017 version)
4.) Writing On The Wall (2017 version)
5.) Coming Home (2017 version)
6.) Ghost Of John (bonus track)
7.) Minstrel Hall
8.) Possum Goes To Prague
9.) Durch den Wald zum Bach Haus
10.) Nur eine Minute
11.) Village Dance
12.) Land Of Hope And Glory (2017 single version)
13.) Bonus Video


DIAMOND HEAD ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Few metal bands have been as influential and have had the longevity as Diamond Head - listed as a major influence by two of metal’s biggest, Metallica and Megadeth. Led by co-founding member/guitarist Brian Tatler, Diamond Head will be launching a North American tour that will include both US and Canadian dates, beginning on August 19th with Psycho Las Vegas festival appearance and ending on September 11th at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York.

“We are excited to get back to North America and see our old friends once more,” says Tatler and Wilcox (who resides in the US).

“Diamond Head may not have toured the continent as much as we would have liked way back when, but we are certainly making up for it now! And the band sounds better than ever,” states Brian.

As part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, Diamond Head came up in the same scene as eventual global headliners Def Leppard and Iron Maiden. And while Diamond Head did not achieve the same commercial success as the aforementioned bands, they did influence countless subsequent musicians - especially Metallica, as it was a then-teenaged Lars Ulrich that befriended the band early on and became a major fan. Subsequently, Metallica has covered such Diamond Head classics as “Am I Evil,” “Helpless,” “The Prince,” and “It’s Electric” multiple times - on multiple platinum releases.

In addition to performing these classics at their upcoming U.S. shows, expect to also hear material performed off their latest release - 2016’s self-titled offering.
There is a new Diamond Head album already in the works (set for release next year).

Soon, many North American headbangers will get their chance to see the legendary Diamond Head and hear the songs that inspired a generation of musicians on a nearby concert stage.

DIAMOND HEAD LINE-UP 2017:

Brian Tatler - Guitars
Rasmus Bom Andersen - Vocals
Abbz Abberley  - Guitars
Dean Ashton - Bass
Karl Wilcox - Drums

DIAMOND HEAD US TOUR 2017:
 
S       8/19     Las Vegas, NV     Psycho Las Vegas 2017
Su      8/20     Salt Lake City, UT     Liquid Joes
W      8/23     Portland, OR         Bossanova Ballrooms
Th      8/24     Seattle, WA         El Corazon
F        8/25      Vancouver, BC     Rickshaw Theater
S       8/26     Victoria, BC         Logan's Pub
Su     8/27     Vernon, BC         The Green
M      8/28     Calgary, AB          Dickens
T        8/29      Edmonton, AB     The Forge
W     8/30        Saskatoon, SK     Capitol Music Club
Th     8/31     Winnipeg, ON         Park Theater
S      9/2          Sault Sainte-Marie  Canadian Nightclub
Su     9/3         Sudbury, ON         The Asylum
M      9/4         Toronto, ON         Coalition
T       9/5          Windsor, ON         Backstage
W     9/6         Ottawa, ON         The Maverick
Th     9/7         Quebec, QU         l'Anti
F       9/8         Jonquière, QU     Salle 4 Barils
S      9/9         Montreal, QU         Wings of Metal Festival
Su     9/10     Liverpool, NY         Sharkey’s
M     9/11     Brooklyn, NY         Saint Vitus

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
http://www.diamondheadofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/DiamondHeadOfficial/


ERIC GALES TO RETURN TO UK AND IRELAND FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER TOUR

New album ‘Middle of the Road’
OUT NOW via Provogue/Mascot Group

Check it out on Spotify: 


Check out ‘Boogie Man’ ft Gary Clark Jr:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnGywPZu_RI
 
“Scorching” Classic Rock
“One of the greatest guitarists on the planet”  Fireworks
“Rocket-fuelled”  Guitarist
“If you’re looking for the blues album of 2017. This is going to be very hard to beat”  Total Guitar 5/5
“The injection of danger and unpredicability that the blues-rock scene desperately needs...some of his best songs yet”  Guitar & Bass 8/10
“The more you listen to it the more the brilliance of Eric Gales becomes apparent”  Powerplay

TUES 24 OCT - Whelans, Dublin - TICKETS
WED 25 OCT - Dolans Warehouse, Limerick - TICKETS
THUR 26 OCT - Cyprus Ave, Cork - TICKETS
FRI 27 OCT - Picturedrome, Holmfirth - TICKETS
SUN 29 OCT - Mr Kyps, Bournemouth - TICKETS
TUE 31 OCT - Boom, Boom Club, Sutton - TICKETS
THU 02 NOV - Robin 2, Bilston - TICKETS

Following his long awaited first UK solo tour in May and an incredible guest slot with Supersonic Blues Machine at this years Ramblin' Man Fair, world renowned Blues guitarist Eric Gales will be returning to the UK and Ireland this October/November.

Released on 24 February, Eric Gales new album Middle of the Road received rave reviews from Classic Rock, Powerplay, Fireworks, Blues Matters, Blues in Britain, Total Guitar, Guitar & Bass and Guitarist magazine amongst others and was called “scorching”, “rocket-fuelled”  and he was declared as “one of the greatest guitarists on the planet” not to mention counting fans in the shape of Dave Navarro, Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti and Joe Bonamassa.

Middle of the Road is Eric Gales fourth album on Provogue/Mascot label Group (Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Black Stone Cherry, Warren Haynes, The Robert Cray Band, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band) and it sees him at his most expressive yet; it is a deeply personal and reflective record that echoes where he is in his life right now and he opens himself up and allows himself the chance to really flourish. “I feel the most free I’ve ever been in life, even more so than when I was a kid…you gotta help yourself man, once you can help yourself you can genuinely help someone else” he opens up about the album.

It’s well documented that Gales was a child prodigy and heralded as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix when he released his debut album The Eric Gales Band in 1991 as a 16 year old on Elektra Records. It was the first of 10 albums on a major label through a blistering career. He has released 14 studio albums in total ahead of Middle of the Road and a host of other collaborations, one of which led him to work with producer Fabrizio Grossi (Alice Cooper, Joe Bonamassa, Billy F. Gibbons, Ice T, Leslie West, Slash, Walter Trout, Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley, Supersonic Blues Machine).

In 2009 he spent time in the Shelby County Correction Center for possession of drugs and a weapon. Elaborating he adds; “While I was in there all the officers and guards were like, ‘bro you know this isn’t where you’re supposed to be. When you get out of here, go take the world by the horns and ride it all the way out.’ It took a couple of years after but, I’m here.” Whilst he was incarcerated he was able to play shows, for the Mayor, the city and festivals, his own version of Johnny Cash Walk the Line.

“When I say the world will hear about it, you’ll see what I mean when you hear the record,” he says. “This record is going to take me everywhere that I’ve never been, and everywhere I’ve ever wanted to go.” Eric Gales


“One of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world” Joe Bonamassa
“He is absolutely incredible” Carlos Santana
“How Eric Gales isn’t the hugest name in rock guitar is a total mystery” Dave Navarro
“This guy could be the best player on Earth” Mark Tremonti

Catch Eric Gales live on the following dates

TUES 24 OCT - Whelans, Dublin - TICKETS
WED 25 OCT - Dolans Warehouse, Limerick - TICKETS
THUR 26 OCT - Cyprus Ave, Cork - TICKETS
FRI 27 OCT - Picturedrome, Holmfirth - TICKETS
SUN 29 OCT - Mr Kyps, Bournemouth - TICKETS
TUE 31 OCT - Boom, Boom Club, Sutton - TICKETS
THU 02 NOV - Robin 2, Bilston - TICKETS


Lynyrd Skynyrd Confirm Gary Rossington Heart Surgery
http://www.hennemusic.com/

Lynyrd Skynyrd were forced to cancel a series of shows in the past week as guitarist Gary Rossington underwent heart surgery and corrected false media reports.

"Due to an unforeseen medical emergency by one of the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd," wrote the band on Facebook on August 1 (via the Quad-City Times), "the band will be unable to perform on August 3 in Davenport, Iowa at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds and August 4 in Washington, Missouri at the Washington Town & Country Fair. Please contact the venues directly for information on ticket refunds or additional replacement programming. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience."

The show cancellations reportedly led to a series of false media reports that singer Johnny Van Zant had suffered a heart attack, so the band's management addressed those rumors and issued an update on Rossington's status on August 7.

"There have been false reports (fake news) of Johnny Van Zant suffering a heart attack, which is not true," writes Vector Management. "This past Friday, Gary Rossington had to undergo a procedure to address some blockage in his arteries to his heart. Gary was released Friday evening and has been home recovering and in good spirits.

"Doctors have advised that he recover this week, forcing the band to cancel this past weekend's shows and tomorrow at the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, SD. The band will commence touring this Friday in Virginia Beach with Hank Williams Jr and Aaron Lewis. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused the fans and hope to see you on the road in the near future." here.

Steve Miller Band Stream Unreleased Version Of Classic Song
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The Steve Miller Band are streaming a previously unreleased live version of their 1969 classic, "Space Cowboy", as a preview to forthcoming career-spanning collection, "Ultimate Hits."

Due September 15 and curated by Miller himself, the project delivers the group's biggest worldwide chart-toppers, including "Take The Money And Run," "Rock'n Me," "Jet Airliner," "The Joker," "Abracadabra," "Jungle Love" and "Fly Like An Eagle", alongside previously unreleased material.

The 1CD and digital edition features 22 tracks, including three previously unreleased rarities: live recordings of "Living In The USA" and "Space Cowboy," as well as a never-before-released Steve Miller solo recording of "Seasons."

The 40-track, expanded 2CD and digital Deluxe Edition adds those rarities plus five more previously unreleased studio and live recordings, including a demo for "Take The Money And Run." Read more and stream the song here.


Steven Van Zandt Announces 'Soulfire' Tour
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Steven Van Zandt, a.k.a. the legendary E Street Band guitarist Little Steven, has announced that his band Disciples of Soul will tour the country this fall behind their latest release Soulfire.

The new run of dates will be kicking off on September 23rd at Port Chester, NY's historic Capitol Theater and will wrap up on October 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution Live .

Before heading out, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul will also co-headline the Laid Back Festival in NJ, a Gregg Allman tribute show that will also include Jackson Browne and Peter Wolf. See the dates here.


Velvet Underground Documentary To Be Directed By Todd Haynes
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Acclaimed auteur Todd Haynes (Carol, Far From Heaven) will direct a Velvet Underground documentary that explores the band's early beginnings and their rise to define an aesthetic in the 1960s and beyond.

The Velvet Goldmine director announced the film at the Locarno Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland, where he opened up about his admiration for the Velvet Underground. "They're the most influential of bands - as Brian Eno said, everybody who bought ['Velvet Underground & Nico'] started a band," Haynes said.

Haynes says his film will explore how the Underground "[came] out of a truly experimental cross-section of film, contemporary art, and a rejection of mainstream consumer culture at a very rich and fertile time of the 1960s in New York City." Read more here.

ALICE COOPER TOPS THE ALBUM SALES CHARTS WORLDWIDE WITH HIS NEW ALBUM PARANORMAL
 
JUST BEFORE PERFORMING IN FRONT OF 80,000 EXCITED FANS AT WACKEN OPEN AIR, COOPER DONATES 10.000 USD TO THE "WACKEN FOUNDATION" TO FIND "THE NEW ALICE"
 
Alice Cooper and earMUSIC are celebrating the worldwide chart success of Paranormal.

The album was produced by long-time Cooper producer Bob Ezrin for earMUSIC, the rock label part of the Edel AG group, which markets and distributes the album worldwide through its international network.

Paranormal features guests as Larry Mullen of U2, who plays on 9 of the 12 new songs; Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top; Deep Purple's Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members.

Media and fans worldwide have praised the album as a return to Cooper's early years rock and roll sound.
 
Some of the chart positions achieved by the album so far are among the highest for Alice Cooper in the last 30 years:

 

*Germany:  #4 (Highest charts entry in 45 years since the classic School's Out)

*Australia: #4 (Highest chart entry in 39 years).

*Belgium:  #5

*USA:  #6 (Current album charts (#32 Billboard 200, #1 Hard Music Albums, #3 Current Physical)

*UK: #6 (Highest chart entry in 23 years;  #1 Rock Charts #1 independent Charts)

*Sweden:  #6 (Highest charts entry in 28 years since the smash hit album “Trash” in 1989).

*Finland: #9 (Best charts entry ever; #1 physical album sales.)

On release date, Paranormal climbed the iTunes rock charts at #1 in 12 countries and the Top 5 in 20 countries.

...to be continued with more charts to be made public shortly

 
Alice Cooper's manager Shep Gordon commented, "Working with the earMUSIC team made me remember the days when record companies really contributed to the work and success of an artist."
 
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Just one day after Alice Cooper's triumphal return at the top of the charts, the legendary rock icon took over the main stage at Wacken Open Air, the biggest metal festival of its kind, where he was greeted by over 80,000 excited fans.

This year's edition of Wacken was dedicated to the memory of Motorhead's Lemmy, who has been a long-time friend of Cooper.

Cooper closed his show with a joyful version of Motorhead's classic "Ace of Spades."

When asked to share his memories of Lemmy, during the festival promoter's press conference, Cooper surprised everybody by offering a donation of $10,000 USD to the Wacken Foundation with one condition: the amount would be spent to give a new talented band the chance to record in a professional studio for the first time — to be one day "the new Alice" or "the new Lemmy."

Wacken's founder Thomas Jensen then “relaunched” by promising that he would offer the band the opportunity to play in front of the Wacke's audience.
 
 ALICE COOPER ON TOUR:
DEEP PURPLE/EDGAR WINTER:
8/12 — Las Vegas, NV — The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
8/13 — Los Angeles, CA — The Greek Theatre
8/15 — Phoenix, AZ — Ak—Chin Pavilion
8/16 — Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater
8/18 — The Woodlands, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/19 — Dallas, TX — Starplex Pavilion
8/21 — Atlanta, GA — Chastain Park Amphitheatre
8/23 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live
8/24 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
8/26 — Wantagh, NY — Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/27 — Boston, MA — Xfinity Center
8/28 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
8/30 — Indianapolis, IN — Klipsch Amphitheater
9/1 — Pittsburgh, PA — KeyBank Pavilion
9/2 — Toronto, ON — Budweiser Stage 
9/3 — Clarkston, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/6 — Chicago, IL — Tinley Park
9/8 — St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/9 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center
9/10 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center

EDDIE TRUNK TALKS ABOUT HIS EARLY DAYS

https://rockscene.com/uncategorized/eddie-trunk-talks-about-his-early-days/


A “scholar of metal and all that rocks!”, Eddie Trunk got his first taste of “heavy music” around the age of ten. A band called the Raspberries was playing on A.M. radio.  Eddie was immediately hooked and had his parents buy him all four of their records. It was all Raspberries all the time for him until a year later. Eddie was walking home from Junior high school with a friend. As they passed the local record store, ‘Scotty’s Records’, his friend asked if he wanted to go in while he bought a record, to which his friend replied, “I’m going in to buy a record by this band called Kiss.” Until this point, Eddie had never heard of Kiss. He was intrigued. He asked his friend, “which one are you going to buy?” His friend said, “I’m going to buy the new one, Rock & Roll Over.” He proceeded to give Eddie a little ‘coaching’. He told him to buy another one since Rock & Roll Over had just come out & he wasn’t sure how ‘it was’. Eddie took his friend’s advice and bought Destroyer.

Eddie reminisces - "The first concert I went to was KISS Dec 16, 1977 at Madison Square Garden. I remember the guys outside selling the t-shirts and the whole scene walking in. Inside, there was this weird smell in the air. I didn’t know what it was, everyone getting high."  Eddie just turned 13 and didn’t understand the concept of amplification. "Here I was at the top level of the Garden; with 15 - 20,000 people and the band is looking this big to me, but it was loud as hell.  I couldn’t understand how a bunch of guys playing guitars that far away, that small, being that loud where I was sitting. It took me a while to realize it  about the power of amplification."

Eddie tried his hand at playing drums. However, he didn’t have the patience or self-discipline, so he gave up on the idea of being a musician and began to think how he could work in the music industry to connect and help the bands he loved. In high school, Eddie was ridiculed for the music he liked. He was determined to turn people on to the music he liked and help the bands by bringing them a bigger audience. He just had to figure out how to get the message out. So, he started writing the music column in his high school newspaper. In his senior year, Drew University came to his high school, asking the students if they were interested in learning radio. Of course, Eddie applied and did his first gig DJ-ing that summer. Right out of high school, he got a job at a record store. He made a lot of connections while working there. One, being someone who had a pirate radio station in their basement. There, he made a demo and started sending it to WDHA relentlessly until they gave him a show, where he could play the music he loved. That show was one of the first radio shows in America to focus on Heavy Metal music.



In 1982, Jonny Zazula and wife Marsha founded Megaforce records to publish the first works of Metallica. Jonny also owned Rock N Roll Heaven record store. That’s where Eddie Trunk got to know Jonny Z. Eddie would go there to buy records and magazines that he couldn’t find anywhere else. In 1983, when Eddie got his first radio show on WDHA, he would buy records from Jonny and play them on his show. Before long, when Eddie went to pay for his albums, Jonny would decline taking his money. Jonny realized that he would sell more albums if Eddie would play them on his show. A friendship was formed.

Eddie was doing his show for about six-months. One day; while he was broadcasting, a knock came on the studio door. It was Jonny Z. He said that he wouldn’t leave until Eddie played a song from the new album from an up and coming band that was on his Megaforce label. Eddie knew Jonny wouldn’t leave until he got his way, so Eddie agreed to play a song. The band turned out to be Metallica and the album was Kill ‘Em All.

Jonny was grateful. He told Eddie that if he could ever afford to hire someone to really get Megaforce going, he would hire Eddie. A couple of years later, Jonny Z. called Eddie. True to his word, he offered Eddie a job. Megaforce had mostly “heavy” music on their roster. Bands such as Anthrax, Overkill, Man O War, and Raven were all selling albums and concert tickets, but were not getting air-play on any major radio stations. Eddie approached Jonny with the idea to sign a few acts that were more “radio friendly” - stuff that could get air-play and help bring the label to a new level. Eddie suggested tracking down Ace Frehley to see if he would be interested in signing with Megaforce. Eddie Kramer put together a lunch meeting with Ace, Jonny and Eddie. Ace signed with Megaforce and in 1987 released Frehley’s Comet, the first solo album Ace released after leaving KISS. Eddie continues to carry the rock n’ roll torch, and is truly an ambassador of rock.

JONNY LANG EXTENDS SIGNS WORLD TOUR

Twenty-Five New North American Shows Added

Tickets On Sale This Week

Signs To Be Released On September 8th In North America

Los Angeles, CA --- Jonny Lang’s brand new studio album, Signs, will be released in North America on September 8th via SayRai / Concord Records.  The album (his sixth major label release) is his first in four years. The European release for Signs will be on August 25 via Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group.

The new album is available to pre-order here: http://amazon.com/dp/B071FPWNS6.  All pre-orders will include both “Bitter End” and “Make It Move” as instant gratification tracks.

This morning, twenty-five new shows in North America have been added to Jonny’s World Tour in support of Signs.  Tickets for most of these shows will go on sale this week.  VIP tickets will be available starting this Tuesday via www.jonnylang.com

Anyone who originally discovered Jonny Lang through his searing instrumental work will revel in the huge guitar tones and go for broke solos on Signs, while those who have appreciated his growth as an honest and passionate songwriter will find that honesty and passion unabated. Though he long ago left blues purism behind, Lang has never abandoned its spirit of universal catharsis through the relating of personal trials. Signs reaffirms his commitment to the blues and the guitar without sacrificing the modern approach that has made him such a singular artist. 

It is hard to believe that at only 36 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades. Easier to believe when you learn he released his first platinum record at 15—an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. Lie to Me revealed a talent that transcended the crop of blues prodigies floating around in the late Nineties. No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with a style of his own. Also, setting Lang apart from the wunderkind crowd was a 15-year-old voice that sounded like a weathered soul shouter. Actual life experience was yet to come, and has been subsequently chronicled in a series of five uniformly excellent recordings.

Since the release of his debut album, Grammy Award winning Jonny Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music.  He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones and B.B. King to Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today.

Jack Broadbent and Guthrie Brown have been confirmed as direct support on a majority of the appearances scheduled for August through October in North America. Both artists will appear solo.  For appearances in Spokane on November 27 through January as announced below, support will be announced in the coming weeks.

Guthrie Brown is a Nashville transplant by way of Montana who began playing the guitar at age six. By the age of seventeen, he left high school for Nashville to pursue his dream of being a professional recording artist. Now at twenty-two Guthrie has toured the country relentlessly, signed a publishing deal with BMG and is currently recording his first full length album with GRAMMY® Award winning producer, Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Dawes, Of Monsters and Men, James Bay).  For more information http://www.guthriebrownmusic.com/.

Jack Broadbent was hailed “The new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival, and “The real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins.  He has spent the past year wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues inspired vocals. Born and raised in rural England, Jack grew up listening to artists such as John Lee Hooker, Peter Green, Robert Johnson, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, to name a few. These legends of rock, blues, roots and folk influenced his distinctive song writing, singing and performance style, which have a depth and heart that defies strict musical genres. Broadbent‘s performances exude a warmth, humor and energy that has electrified audiences worldwide. For more detail: http://www.jackbroadbent.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/JackBroadbentMusic.

JONNY LANG SIGNS WORLD TOUR
8/10     Los Angeles, CA                                                        The Grammy Museum
8/11     Los Angeles, CA                                                        Teragram Ballroom
8/13     Arlington, WA                                                            Stillaguamish Festival
8/19     North Thornton, NH                                                   White Mountain Boogie
8/20     Alexandria, VA                                                           The Birchmere
8/22     New York, NY                                                           Highline Ballroom #
8/23     Philadelphia, PA                                                         World Café Live #
8/25     Toronto, ON                                                               Danforth Music Hall #
8/26     Trois-Rivieres, QUE                                                  Trois-Rivieres en Blues
9/08     Aspen, CO                                                                 Belly Up+
9/09     Boulder, CO                                                                Boulder Theater +
9/10     Arvada, CO                                                                 Arvada Center +
9/12     Tulsa, OK                                                                   Cain’s +
9/14     Dallas, TX                                                                   House of Blues +
9/15     Houston, TX                                                                House of Blues +
9/16     Austin, TX                                                                  ACL Live +
9/18     Kansas City, MO                                                        Knuckleheads #
9/19     St. Louis, MO                                                             Pageant #
9/21     Milwaukee, WI                                                           Potawatomi Casino #
9/22     Milwaukee, WI                                                           Polawatomi Casino #
9/23     Chicago, IL                                                                 House of Blues
9/24     Louisville, KY                                                            Bourbon & Beyond Festival
9/26     Indianapolis, IN                                                          The Vogue #
9/30     Hartford, CT                                                               Infinity Hall +
10/01   Fairfield, CT                                                               Warehouse +
10/03   Boston, MA                                                                The Wilbur Theater #
10/04   Portland, ME                                                               Aura #
10/06    Cranston, RI                                                               Park Theatre #
10/07   Hampton Beach, NH                                                   Hampton Beach Casino #
10/08   Reading, PA                                                                Reading Blues Festival
10/19   Huntington, NY                                                          Paramount
10/22   Zwolle, NL                                                                  Hedon

Fans can also get an inside look at the making of Signs here:
North America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx_R2U8h_9E
Europe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA-BkmZ-2IM&feature=youtu.be

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https://www.facebook.com/JonnyLang/
https://twitter.com/jonnylangband

Sammy Hagar Pitches Van Halen Reunion Idea Once Again
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Sammy Hagar continues to pitch his idea about staging a reunion tour with Van Halen that would feature both him and David Lee Roth sharing lead vocal duties, but he admits that he hasn't been approached by the VH camp.

Back in March, Hagar shared his idea of a tour that would also include Roth and original bass player Michael Anthony. He said at the time, "You never know. That's really the only way I would be interested in a Van Halen reunion. Everybody's saying, 'Well, what would it take?' For me, no money, man. I don't need money. I would do that for the fans and give the money to food banks or something."

He has now reiterated the idea in a new interview with Maxim (via Classic Rock calling the potential tour "one of the greatest rock setlists of all time." The Red Rocker went on to tell the publication, "First of all, I have not been approached. Secondly, it was my idea to have Dave and I go out on tour, so if everyone was happy and behind the idea 100% - no egos, no grudges - then of course I would be into it. But only with Michael Anthony on bass.

"That's what the fans want and I know we could give them one of the greatest rock setlists of all time. We're in a fortunate place with the band because all of the original guys are still here. We could reunite - singing and playing the way it should be. It couldn't get any better than that. But we'll see."

GNR Celebrating Anniversary With GNR Was Here
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This year marks the 30th anniversary of Guns N' Roses landmark debut album "Appetite For Destruction" and the band has announced that they have teamed with Maxfield and Bravado to celebrate the blockbuster record turning 30.

The band will be launching a special retail event called 'Guns N' Roses Was Here,' in the famed Los Angeles Maxfield and Bravado boutique from August 11th through 18th.

We were sent the following details "'Guns N' Roses Was Here' gives past, present and future GNR fans a new interpretation of their celebrated 1987 album with limited-edition capsule collections. Maxfield and Bravado sought out top collaborators ranging from unexpected streetwear brands to designers deeply rooted in GNR's style, to bring new life to the classic artwork that has transcended time."

Peter Utz, Chief Branding Office of Maxfied said, "Music has been a crucial influence in my life since a very young age. Maxfield's first iteration of this type of model evolved with our close friends Daft Punk and the results surpassed all expectations.

"After that, it felt natural to try and work with artists I have always admired and Guns N Roses was at the top of that list. Their interpretation of this series will be dedicated to limited-edition pieces created specifically for the occasion. It's been incredible to work with the designers, GNR and their management team to celebrate such an iconic album. A very special thanks to Fernando Lebeis for all of his dedication to making this happen"

David Gilmour Releases Live 'Rattle That Lock' Video
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David Gilmour is streaming a performance of the title track to his 2015 album, "Rattle That Lock", as the latest preview of his "Live At Pompeii" concert film ahead of its release in various formats on September 29.

Gilmour's 2016 shows at the ancient venue - the first-ever rock performances played to an audience in the ancient Roman amphitheatre built in 90 BC - marked his return to the site 45 years after he first played there for Adrian Maben's classic film, "Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii."

The guitarist delivered a mix of solo tracks and Pink Floyd classics, including the rarely-played "The Great Gig In The Sky" from "The Dark Side Of The Moon", and "One Of These Days", the only song that was also performed by the band in the same venue in 1971.

The 2016 concerts were in support of Gilmour's fourth solo album, "Rattle That Lock" debuted at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 and at No. 1 in his native UK, among other places.

Directed by Gavin Elder, the 2017 package will be available on 2-CD, Blu-ray, 2-DVD, 4-LP, deluxe Blu-ray box and download. "David Gilmour Live At Pompeii" will debut in more than 2,000 cinemas worldwide on September 13. Watch the video here.

Ronnie Wood Declined Chemotherapy to Save His Hair
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Ronnie Wood has opened up about his recent cancer scare: The Rolling Stones guitarist underwent treatment for lesions on his lungs. However, he had a very rock-and-roll reason for declining chemotherapy; he didn't want to lose his hair.

Fortunately, Wood says he's "fine" now. "It's more I wasn't going to lose my hair," the rock iocn told The Daily Mail. "This hair wasn't going anywhere. I said, 'No way.' And I just kept the faith it would be all right."

Wood revealed the turmoil and uncertainty the treatment and waiting period caused his family. "There was a week when everything hung in the balance and it could have been curtains - time to say goodbye," he said. "You never know what is going to happen."

Nevertheless, Wood expressed gratitude that his hard-partying lifestyle didn't catch up to him sooner. Read more here.

Rolling Stones Star Reveals He Had Cancer Surgery
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Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has revealed in a new interview that the surgery he underwent in May was to remove a small cancerous lesion from his lungs.

"I've had a fight with a touch of lung cancer," Wood tells The Daily Mail. "There was a week when everything hung in the balance and it could have been curtains - time to say goodbye. You never know what is going to happen."

The cancer was discovered in May as Wood underwent a routine physical ahead of the band's upcoming European tour. "[The Doctor] came back with the news that I had this supernova burning away on my left lung," explained the rocker. "And, to be totally honest, I wasn't surprised. I knew I hadn't had a chest X-ray since I went into Cottonwood [a rehab clinic in Tucson, Arizona] in 2002. He asked me what I wanted to do and my answer was simple: 'Just get it out of me.'

"But then there was a week of tests. They needed to know if it had set up encampments and spread to my lymph nodes. If that had happened it would have been all over for me."

"I was prepared for bad news," he continued, "but I also had faith it would be OK. Apart from the doctors, we didn't tell anyone because we didn't want to put anyone else though the hell we were going through. But I made up my mind that if it had spread I wasn't going to go through chemo, I wasn't going to use that bayonet in my body." Read more here.

Sammy Hagar Track From Ronnie Montrose's Final Album Streaming
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Former Montrose singer Sammy Hagar reunites with his former bandmate Ronnie Montrose on "Color Blind", the lead single from the September 29 posthumous release of the late guitarist's final studio album, "10x10."

"It's valuable to have 10x10 be seen as Ronnie's last work, rather than going and digging up some stuff from his past," says Hagar. "This was something he truly had a vision for."

Before his March 2012 death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a five year battle with prostrate cancer, Montrose was working on the project as a power trio with bassist Ricky Phillips (Styx, Bad English) and drummer Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper).

Under the guitarist's concept to record ten songs with ten different singers, the trio recorded basic tracks for all the songs live in the studio in just a few days. Following Montrose's suicide, Phillips was determined to complete the album on behalf of his late colleague.

"I was talking to Eric Singer about 10x10 after Ronnie died, and I was pretty sure that I wanted to see if I could finish it, but I hadn't been able to move forward on it," explains Phillips. "But Eric said, 'It has to be you You and I were there to record it. We were there when Ronnie was talking about it - what he wanted to do, who he wanted to sing on it, how he wanted it to sound. If someone else gets into this thing, it's going to suck, and you're going to hate it.' That did it. I called [his widow] Leighsa Montrose." Read more and stream the song and see the full guest list here.

Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell Wins Legend Award

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County Antrim-born Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell is to be awarded with the Oh Yeah Legend Award in Belfast in November 2017. The honor, which runs alongside the annual NI Music Prize, recognises the exceptional contribution of a musician or music industry figure hailing from Northern Ireland.

Campbell will be presented with his gong shortly before his other band, Last In Line, take the stage to play a special Legend Award show at Belfast's Mandela Hall on Saturday 11 November.

Born in Belfast 1962, Vivian Campbell initially made his name with New Wave Of British Heavy Metal contenders Sweet Savage, whose song "Killing Time" was later covered by Metallica on their Garage Inc. covers album. He later played on Dio's platinum-selling albums Holy Diver (1983) and '84's The Last In Line before joining first Whitesnake and later Def Leppard after the release of their 1992 album Adrenalize. Read more here.

Kid Rock 'Never' Considered Senate Run Says Ted Nugent
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"Are you kidding me? Could the GOP of Michigan be that stupid. Kid Rock never in his life thought of, hinted towards, considered or joked about running for public office," Ted Nugent told Michigan Live.

Rock created a campaign website and hinted at running for the senate in his home state this month, but his fellow rocker isn't buying in. In two different interviews, Nugent adamantly denied that Rock would ever seriously consider running for public office.

Nugent claims the entire rumor began when Michigan Republicans began throwing around names for the next race. They first looked at him after hearing his support of Trump. The problem is Nugent isn't a Michigan resident anymore, he currently resides in Texas.

"Someone in the room then just pulled out of their a–, 'well what about Kid Rock?' That was it! That's how it started!" he continued. "They went from what about Kid Rock, to Kid Rock's running for Senate. Meanwhile, Kid Rock howled and laughed the whole time. He never considered running for Senate or public office." Read more here.

Film About Metallica Star's 12-Year-Old Son Playing with Korn
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Korn bassist Fieldy was unable to join the band on a recent tour in South America, which led to an unusual move. The band hired the 12-year-old son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo.

Tye Trujillo joined the band for seven dates this past April, prompting Korn's official videographer Sebastien Paquet, to create a 15-minute film about the experience called, Korn and the Prodigy Son, which debuted on Rolling Stone.

"I didn't have to help him with anything," the elder Trujillo said. "When you see your kid with that much pride, energy and focus, it was a beautiful experience. He doesn't even play five-string bass, really. And he's not a slap-bass player per se; he slaps for fun. He had an afternoon with Munky, the guitar player, where they ran through the songs, and I was there basically to offer him snacks and water."

Trujillo mused that one of the biggest "blessings" of the entire experience is that his 12-year-old son was about to "get up onstage and hold his own as a true professional and deliver the goods as a player and performer."

"I hope other kids will embrace classic bands, metal, hard rock, whatever, and embrace it and make real music," he continued. "That's what I know he loves and what he's gonna do with his fellow musicians. The future of rock & roll is coming from the youth." Watch Korn and the Prodigy Son here.

Billy Sheehan's New Group The Fell Release 'Footprints' Video
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Billy Sheehan's new alternative rock band The Fell have released a new music video for their debut single "Footprints." The clip was self-directed and was filmed by Jonathan Britt and follows the release of the track as the new group's introductory single.

Apart from the legendary Mr. Big, David Lee Roth, Winery Dogs, the band also features singer Anthony De La Torre (played young Jack Sparrow in Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) guitarist Mike Krompass and drummer Randy Cooke.

Billy Sheehan had this to say about the new track, "'Footprints' is all about the pocket, the groove, and singing!! What a blast it was to record this! I can't wait to play it live!" Watch the video

Originally premiered on Guitar World, "Footprints" was self-directed and was filmed by Jonathan Britt. here.

Motley Crue Release Video Preview For Girls Anniversary Edition
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Motley Crue are streaming a new video trailer for the forthcoming release of an expanded 30th anniversary reissue of their 1987 album, "Girls, Girls, Girls."

Due August 25, the set delivers five unreleased tracks from the band's fourth record, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of more than 4 million copies, led by the US Top 15 hit title track.

"It's hard to believe 'Girls, Girls, Girls' already turned thirty this year," says bassist Nikki Sixx. "We went against the grain with this album when it first came out in 1987. The music and lyrics reflect what was going on in the streets of Los Angeles at that time

"A big thank you to all the fans who have made the album stand the test of time. It's really cool to now see a new generation of fans exploring and digging 'Girls, Girls, Girls' three decades later."

Motley Crue are offering a variety of bundles and packages for the set, including colored vinyl, commemorative poster/lithograph, vintage t-shirt, vinyl test pressings, a limited-edition, numbered drum head, a flexi single and more. Watch the video and read more here.

The Darkness Release 'All The Pretty Girls' Video
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The Darkness are streaming a video for "All The Pretty Girls", the lead single from their forthcoming album, "Pinewood Smile," which is scheduled to be released on October 6th.

"Dear people of the Internet," exclaims frontman Justin Hawkins, "We have made this excellent video to distract you from the humdrum banality of existence. By looking at film of The Darkness preening and cavorting, you will be transported to an unattainable world of awesomeness. Furthermore, we recommend that you purchase our new record album, for which the video serves as an amuse-bouche. Enjoy!"

"Pinewood Smile" was recorded in Cornwall, UK with producer Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse). The set delivers the group's first record with drummer Rufus Taylor - son of Queen legend Roger Taylor - who joined the lineup in two years ago after the departure of Emily Dolan Davies when she replaced original sticksman Ed Graham for sessions on 2015's "Last Of Our Kind."

The Darkness recently wrapped up a series of summer shows and will return to live action in the fall support "Pinewood Smile" with a European tour that includes 17 dates in their native UK throughout November and December, highlighted by a headline appearance at London's Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on December 10. Watch the video here.

Bruce Springsteen's Archive Adding 25 Rare Recordings
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Bruce Springsteen completists will soon have new audio from 25 concerts to download: The Boss' official archive is adding dozens of shows to the collection.

The addition includes a composite from two concerts on Springsteen's obscure 1977 tour, reports Rolling Stone. The music was recorded on February 7 and 8 of that year in Albany and Rochester.

Fan site Backstreets.com describes the 45-minute recording as holding 'enormous historical significance" even though the mono sound quality may be a letdown. Read more here.

Neil Young Launching Career Spanning Online Archive
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Neil Young has announced plans to launch an online archive tracing his entire musical history. "Every single, recorded track or album I have produced is represented," he writes as an introduction to neilyoungarchives.com.

"It is always current. You can browse the music I made between today's date and 1963, when I made my first recording in Canada and it was released as a 45 RPM single."

Billed as "coming soon", Young and his team have been diligently compiling detailed information about his recordings for the project, which he says serves a dual purpose.

"I must admit that I built this for myself as for everyone else," he writes. "I am very interested in collecting and organization, as well as mechanical things and old school record keeping."

Arranged as a 'filing cabinet', the project allows users to explore the archives, which includes a current 'info card' detailing song information, anecdotes, press clippings, videos, photographs and more. Read more here.

Pearl Jam Preview 'Let's Play Two' Concert Film
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Pearl Jam are streaming the first video preview of their upcoming concert film, "Let's Play Two." The project captures footage from the final two shows of the band's 2016 North American tour at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL last August.

"The first time you walk into Wrigley Field," says frontman and lifelong Chicago Cubs fan Eddie Vedder in the trailer for the upcoming feature, "it's like stepping into Oz."

The film's title pays tribute to the late Cubs great Ernie Banks, who shared his love of the game with his legendary catchphrase: "It's a beautiful day for a ballgame…let's play two!"

The Wrigley Field dates delivered lengthy 30-plus song sets to fans, with Vedder making headlines when he dedicated a song on night one to Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip - who were performing a farewell Canadian tour at the time following news that the rocker had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer - before having a raucous male audience member ejected for harassing a female fan during the second show. Watch the trailer here.

Motorhead Release Video For Cover Of David Bowie's 'Heroes'
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Motorhead are streaming a video of their take on the 1977 David Bowie classic, "Heroes", as the latest preview to their forthcoming collection, "Under Cover."

Recorded in 2015 during sessions for their 22nd and final studio album, "Bad Magic", the track was one of the last songs the band recorded together before frontman Lemmy Kilmister's passing at his Los Angeles home on December 28, 2015 at the age of 70.

"It's such a great Bowie song, one of his best," says guitarist Phil Campbell, "and I could only see great things coming out of it from us, and so it proved to be, and Lemmy ended up loving our version."

"He was very, very proud of it," adds drummer Mikkey Dee, now a member of the Scorpions, "not only because it turned out so well but because it was fun! Which is what projects like this should be - fun!"

"Heroes" follows Motorhead's version of the Sex Pistols' "God Save The Queen" as the second preview of "Under Cover." Due September 1, the project sees the metal legends deliver versions of tunes originally recorded by The Ramones, Metallica, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, The Rolling Stones, Dio and Twisted Sister. Watch the video here.

The Yardbirds Crowdfunding First New Album In 14 Years
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The Yardbirds are asking fans to pitch in as they prepare to record their first studio LP in 14 years. Partnering with PledgeMusic, the band is seeking funds to begin work on "a totally new recording of original songs with a couple of carefully selected covers done in the tradition of the how the Yardbirds deconstructed, reconstructed and resurrected old blues songs to bring them to a new wider audience."

Of special note is the fact that legendary producer Jack Douglas is already on-board for the sessions, which, according to a press release, will be recorded on analog equipment and tracked in a "state of the art recording facility."

The current Yardbirds lineup is led by founding member Jim McCarty, who spearheaded a retooled version of the group in 2014. Speaking with Ultimate Classic Rock the following year, the drummer offered assurances that the legacy of the beloved group would be upheld. Read more here.

Rolling Stones Release Sticky Fingers Live Package Preview
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The Rolling Stones are streaming the trailer for the newly-announced release of "Sticky Fingers: Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015" in multiple formats on September 29.

Part of the band's ongoing "From The Vault" series, the package presents the group performing their legendary 1971 album in its entirety - for the first and only time - at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on May 20, 2015.

The rare theater event was a warm-up show just days before the Stones launched their Zip Code tour of North America, and the release of an expanded reissue of the classic 1971 set.

The intimate setting of the 1,200 capacity Fonda Theatre was in contrast to the huge stadiums in which the band would perform for the rest of the tour. "Sticky Fingers: Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015" will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+CD, DVD+3LP and digital formats.

The DVD & Blu-ray include interviews with band members and Bonus Features that deliver songs cut from the concert film, including "All Down The Line," "When The Whip Comes Down" and "I Can't Turn You Loose", while the CD and 3LP feature the full show as performed on the night. Watch the trailer here.

Joe Walsh Rocks Classic Song On The Late Show
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Joe Walsh performed his 1978 classic, "Life's Been Good", with house band Jon Batiste & Stay Human on CBS-TV's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on August 2, and the program is streaming video of the broadcast.

Fresh from a North American tour with Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, and a pair of shows with The Eagles last month at The Classic West in Los Angeles and The Classic East in New York, the guitarist first joined Colbert to discuss the launch of VetsAid, his new charitable endeavor to help US veterans and their families.

The project is personal to Walsh: his father was a flight instructor for the first US operational jet powered aircraft, the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, and died while stationed on active duty on Okinawa when Joe was just 20 months old.

"They didn't have it then, but now it's called a Gold Star Family, or a Gold Star Kid," explained Walsh. "I always grew up wondering what he would have been like, and I spent a lot of time trying to do something that would make him proud of me.

"I had some buddies in the Vietnam War," he continued, "and they either came back shattered or didn't come back. And I have noticed in my travels and touring that, besides the big national organizations, there are some small county, small town vets organizations that are really in the trenches and really doing wonderful work, and so I have started an organization called VetsAid and I want to help and take it up a notch."

Walsh is launching VetsAid with his first annual concert of the same name at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA on September 20; the rocker will be joined by the Zac Brown Band, Gary Clark Jr., Keith Urban and more. Watch the Late Show appearance here.

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain Exhibit Contains Unseen Pieces
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Nirvana fans can now see much of Kurt Cobain's art that will be on display this week at the Seattle Art Fair in Seattle, WA. The exhibit includes two never before seen paintings that were placed in storage after Cobain's death and haven't been unveiled until now, reports Rolling Stone.

One of the two items is a painting of a skinny body, two poppies and a baby with a broken head. The piece was originally supposed to be used as the art work of Nirvana's 1992 album of B sides, Incesticide. Also on display is the painting used for the cover of the deluxe version of 2015's Montage of Heck: the Home Recordings.

In addition, sketches and collages from Cobain's notebooks — many of which have previously been available — will decorate the walls. Aside from Cobain's art, works by Raymond Pettibon, Dash Snow, Mike Kelley, Elizabeth Peyton and others will be displayed. Read more here.

Chester Bennington Receives Unusual Tribute From Artist
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An artist from the Norfolk, England is paying tribute to Linkin Park's late frontman Chester Bennington in his own unique way following the signer's death last month.

Rick Minns, better known as "Ruddy Muddy," practices the art he calls "graffilthy." He creates art from the mud caked on the back of his white work van. The artist said that his middle child is a Linkin Park fan and they often listen to Bennington's music together.

"I was a bit bored at work one day, with a bit of spare time on my hands and thought it looked like a bit of fun," Minns told BBC News. "I played around with a few things and they sort of developed from there."

To make the drawings, Minns uses his fingertips and nails and an occasional cotton swab and tissue. Read more here.

 

YES, TODD RUNDGREN AND CARL PALMER TALK 'YESTIVAL' AHEAD OF TOUR LAUNCH TONIGHT IN GREENSBORO, NC

The YESTIVAL 2017 tour officially kicks off tonight (August 4) in Greensboro, NC featuring 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES, special guest Todd Rundgren and an opening set from Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy honoring the magic of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. YES--Steve Howe (guitar since 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire's choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015), plus touring member Dylan Howe also on drums--will perform at least one song from each of the band's first 10 studio albums starting with 1969's Yes to 1980's Drama, showcasing the storied history of one of the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands.  

Prior to its launch, the stars of the 31-date North American tour sat down to answer a few questions about what to expect on this summer's outing and more.  

YESTIVAL 2017 Q&A

Progressive rock has continued to defy musical trends and recently gained further momentum via the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoring artists in the genre such as Yes and Rush. Artistically, progressive rock offers musicians the opportunity for the most imaginative musical explorations and fans an unparalleled musical journey. What are your thoughts about this? 

Geoff Downes/Yes: There has been a school of thought that the Hall of Fame has overlooked British Prog Rock, which should really be defined as classic rock, but there you go.  Now hopefully they will move onto ELP, Moody Blues and other classic bands. 

Todd Rundgren: "Progressive" means embracing progress so you would assume that the genre is infinitely adaptable. It's no surprise that there are young musicians that are exploring the possibilities of modern music and revitalizing the ethos that the progressive movement represents. 

Carl Palmer: While I respect the work of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and have a great relationship with the museum in Cleveland, being in it has limited importance for me as an artist. As far as I can see, I was inducted in the real Hall of Fame decades ago and celebrate each day I perform. The real Hall of Fame are the thousands of music lovers and progressive rock fans that come to my shows year in and year out. That's who matters. If someday ELP is inducted it will be an honor, but I am not losing sleep over it until that day...Trust me.  As far as what progressive rock offers musicians, it is really no different in spirit or execution from any other music genre. Good music is good music. It has to do with how the musician interprets and executes the music he or she is playing. 

Yes, Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer all on one bill is a true musical summit. Can you each talk about how you're excited to check out each other's sets? 

Geoff Downes/Yes: Yes and ELP have pushed boundaries together for many years, a natural fit, and especially this year as we all wish to honor Keith and Greg.  Todd has been at the peak of the American answer to the British prog movement and it is a fascinating mix. 

Todd Rundgren: It's an embarrassment of riches, both for us and the fans. Any one of the acts could fill an entire evening so figuring out a balance that works is the biggest challenge. I'm pretty sure there will be something for everyone, us included. 

Carl Palmer: Yes has a special place in my heart. They are all my mates, and in the early days, Yes had its first exposure in America opening for Emerson Lake & Palmer. I have been working with both Geoff Downes and Billy Sherwood in ASIA, so it is already a musical family that weaves itself in and out of each other.  I am looking forward to touring with Todd Rundgren, as well. The work he did with his Utopia project was exceptional and reminded me of some of the best moments of Frank Zappa's music. So, I think the fans will have a wonderful evening of music. 

What can fans look forward to in your YESTIVAL set?

Geoff Downes/Yes: A track from each of the first 10 albums, sequentially, and a couple of encore staples.  Plus we are raising the bar again with our production.  Last year we were very proud of the "Tales from Topographic" and "Drama" production, and this year Roger Dean has again formed the foundation of our new stage show, which this year reintroduces lasers.  Lasers and Yes are very happy bedfellows. 

Todd Rundgren: I'm still promoting White Knight, so there will be some of that. We're adding a little bit of Utopia music for those who really want to relive the old days. Whatever we're playing, we like to put on a good show and get people on their feet if we can. 

Carl Palmer: I have some surprises in mind. We are the opening act, and our set is only 30 minutes, so will need to focus on the shorter, radio hits of ELP; things like "Hoedown" and "Lucky Man."  There will be some music that most fans will not expect to hear. So, as we say: "Welcome back my friends...to the show that never ends..." 

YESTIVAL runs through September 19 stopping throughout the U.S. and Canada. See below for the full list of tour dates. Tickets for all shows are on sale now; go to www.yesworld.com for details. Click here to watch the YESTIVAL promo reel. 

YESTIVAL 2017 Summer Tour Dates:

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

Fri

8/4

Greensboro, NC

White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Sat

8/5

Boone, NC

Holmes Convocation Center

Mon

8/7

Baltimore, MD

Pier Six Concert Pavilion

Tue

8/8

Upper Darby, PA

Tower Theatre

Thu

8/10

Mashantucket, CT

The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Fri

8/11

Brooklyn, NY

Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

Sat

8/12

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Center

Mon

8/14

Hershey, PA

Hershey Theatre

Wed

8/16

Greensburg, PA

The Palace Theatre

Thu

8/17

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Sat

8/19

Elgin, IL

Festival Park - Grand Victoria Casino

Sun

8/20

Cleveland, OH

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Tue

8/22

Oklahoma City, OK

The Zoo Amphitheatre

Wed

8/23

Sugar Land, TX

Smart Financial Centre

Fri

8/25

Phoenix, AZ

Celebrity Theatre

Sat

8/26

Las Vegas, NV

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

~Mon

8/28

San Diego, CA

Balboa Theatre

Tue

8/29

Los Angeles, CA

Microsoft Theater

**Thu

8/31

Reno, NV

Grand Sierra Resort - Grand Theatre

**Fri

9/1

San Francisco, CA

Warfield Theatre

Sun

9/3

Tulalip, WA

Tulalip Amphitheatre

^Tue

9/5

Vancouver, BC

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

^Thu

9/7

Edmonton, AB

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

^Fri

9/8

Calgary, AB

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

^Mon

9/11

Moorhead, MN

Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre

^Tue

9/12

Cedar Rapids, IA

McGrath Amphitheatre

^Thu

9/14

London, ON

Budweiser Gardens

^Fri

9/15

Rochester, NY

Roc Dome Arena

**Sun

9/17

Boston, MA

The Wilbur Theatre

**Mon

9/18

Huntington, NY

The Paramount

**Tue

9/19

Huntington, NY

The Paramount

 

 

 

 

** YES only

 

~ with Carl Palmer only

 

^ with Todd Rundgren only

 

 

Gene Simmons Reacts To Cow That Looks Like Him
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A tourist visiting a farm in Kerville, Texas recently noticed that a calf on the farm that looks remarkably like Gene Simmons in full KISS makeup and the legendary bassist has revealed his reaction.

"Where were you on our about November 25, 2016?", posted the visitor, implying that the cow could be one of Simmons' children. After seeing the image, one social media user remarked, "That's a beautiful little baby! Please use this opp. to educate folks re: the cruelty that exists 4 some farm animals, glad this one's safe!"

Rather than taking offense or initiating a lawsuit, the bassist posted about the coincidence on social media: This is real, folks!!! Calf called Genie is born on Texas ranch and looks EXACTLY like Kiss rocker Gene Simmons," he wrote. Read more and see the photo of the cow here.

The JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Are You Experienced Turns 50
Interviews With Hendrix Producer Eddie Kramer, Biographer John McDermott And Comments From Original EXPERIENCE Drummer The Late Mitch Mitchell

 Dallas, TX - August 3, 2017. North American syndicated rock radio show    
IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 50th anniversary of Are You Experienced  the landmark debut from The Jimi Hendrix Experience. 

It’s hard to imagine that in three short years James Marshall Hendrix reinvented the sound of the guitar and popular music so much so that it resonates today half a century later. But, what is harder to believe is how close we might have been to never hearing Jimi Hendrix if it wasn’t for a chance discovery by Animals bassist Chas Chandler. Hendrix biographer tells IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard what he believes Chandler’s greatest contribution to Rock was.

“What I always find so intriguing about the Hendrix phenomena is that (Chas)Chandler, was coming off a string, of I think ten Top 40 records with the Animals, but yet  recognized a star greater than he. And he took a struggling guitarist from the Village and introduced him as the greatest guitar player in the world and overwhelmed people like Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards and people that were Chas’ own contemporaries in the United Kingdom. And from there, it just snowballed. When Hendrix came to Monterey, at that point, it was all so obvious. How could we have missed it? But a year before Hendrix was playing for peanuts in Greenwich Village, struggling to get noticed.”  - John McDermott

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Metallica Release Video Of Classic Song Rose Bowl Performance
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Metallica performed their 1997 classic, "Fuel", at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA on July 29th and the band are sharing professional footage from the event online.

The third single from the group's seventh album, "ReLoad," was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1999, while the project debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of more than 4 million copies.

The Rose Bowl concert - which also saw Metallica deliver a tribute to Van Halen in their hometown - marked the band's return to the stage after a two-week break on the summer North American leg of their WorldWired tour in support of 2016's "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct."

Metallica's stadium run will wrap up in Edmonton, AB on August 16 before the group heads to Europe for a fall arena tour. That trek will begin with a September 2 show at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen - rescheduled from February due to illness - before playing Amsterdam on September 4. Watch the video here.

The Jam Announce 40th Anniversary Box Set
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It's been 40 years since The Jam made their Top of the Pops TV debut with "In The City," described as "one of the most incendiary debut singles ever." Their debut album of the same name also premiered in 1977, four decades ago.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary, a limited edition five-disc box set will explore The Jam's celebration of British punk and youth culture. Titled 1977, the box set includes remastered versions of In the City and its follow-up This Is The Modern World, as well as unreleased demos and live recordings.

The final disc is a DVD, which contains television appearances and live performances from the band's run. In the late 70s, The Jam netted 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the U.K., including four number ones. Read more here.

Foo Fighters Hint At Surprise Music Festival Appearance
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The Foo Fighters not only announced a one-off show at an intimate venue in Chicago this week, but they have also sparked speculation that they may make a surprise appearance at the Lollapalooza festival.

The band will be playing the Metro on Friday, the famed Chicago venue which has a 1,100 person capacity. When the band posted that the show had sold out they also included a hint at a possible next appearance.

The tweeted a photo about the "super secret show" with a caption that mentioned the music festival that takes place in Chicago this weekend. They wrote, ".@metrochicago SOLD OUT! Thank you Chicago and @lollapalooza! See you Friday!" here.

EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS

JEFF BECK LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL WITH SPECIAL GUESTS STEVEN TYLER, BILLY F. GIBBONS, BUDDY GUY, JIMMY  HALL, JAN HAMMER, BETH HART

DVD+2CD, BLU-RAY+2CD
DVD+3LP EXCLUSIVELY VIA PLEDGEMUSIC
OCTOBER 6, 2017

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New York, NY (August 2, 2017)— In the summer of 2016, guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck celebrated 50 years of his musical career with an extraordinary concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl. Beck set the stage ablaze with incredible live versions of “For Your Love”, “Beck’s Bolero”, “’Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers”, “Big Block”, “Over Under Sideways Down”, “A Day In The Life”, “Blue Wind”, and more. The night also included a legendary list of special guests including Steven Tyler, Billy F. Gibbons, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart, Jimmy Hall and the great Buddy Guy.

On October 6, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release this concert film – Jeff Beck: Live At The Hollywood Bowl – on DVD+2CD and Blu-ray+2CD [MSRP $29.98 DVD, $32.98 Blu-ray]. Additionally, a DVD+3LP version is available for pre-order exclusive through PledgeMusic [$49.99].

Over the course of Beck’s illustrious 50-year career, the trailblazing guitarist has earned many accolades. He’s been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – twice! First, as a member of the Yardbirds in 1992 and then again, as a solo artist in 2009. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and he has earned a total of 8 Grammy Awards during his long career. From his time with The Yardbirds, to the Jeff Beck Group and his solo career, Jeff Beck’s sound and stylistic exploration has mesmerized fans and critics worldwide. This concert captures his musical journey, with a set list spanning from his first Yardbirds’ recordings to recent tracks from 2016’s Loud Hailer. As the evening progressed, Beck was joined onstage by those legendary peers. The show climaxed with all guests delivering a stirring encore performance of “Purple Rain” in tribute to Prince, who had passed away a few months before the concert.

Live At The Hollywood Bowl is a stellar showcase of Jeff Beck’s history and musicianship, and a fitting addition to Eagle Rock Entertainment’s collection of Jeff Beck titles.

TRACK LISTING
1) The Revolution Will Be Televised
2) Over Under Sideways Down
3) Heart Full Of Soul
4) For Your Love
5) Beck’s Bolero
6) Medley: Rice Pudding / Morning Dew
7) Freeway Jam
8) You Never Know
9) ‘Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers
10) Star Cycle
11) Blue Wind
12) Big Block
13) I’d Rather Go Blind
14) Let Me Love You
15) Live In The Dark
16) Scared For The Children
17) Rough Boy
18) Train Kept A’Rollin’
19) Shapes Of Things
20) A Day In The Life
21) Purple Rain

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic Debuts First Song From New Band
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Krist Novoselic, best known as the bass player in Nirvana, has announced his new band Giants in the Trees and is giving fans their first taste of the group's music.

The new group Giants in the Trees features Jillian Raye on vocals, Ray Prestegard on guitar, Erik Friend on drums and of course, Novoselic returns as the bass player. They have shared their first single "Sasquatch."

In the years since Nirvana, Novoselic has played in Sweet 75, Eyes Adrift, Flipper and has contributed bass and accordion to several Foo Fighters songs. Stream the new song here.

Primus Stream First Song From New Album 'The Desaturating Seven'
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Primus have released a stream of a new track called "The Seven". The song comes from the group's forthcoming new concept album "The Desaturating Seven," which is set to be released on September 29th.

The song can be streamed here and frontman Les Claypool explains how the new album was inspired by a 1970s children's book called The Rainbow Goblins, that read to his children as they were growing up.

"Many years ago when my children were little kidlets scurrying around the place wreaking havoc and whatnot till it was time for bed and book time, my wife turned them on to a book called The Rainbow Goblins by Ul De Rico. The dark imagery and beauty of the art struck me immediately and I thought, 'this would make good fodder for a piece of music.'

"The use of color and darkness both in the paintings and the writing was compelling and now, near two decades later, the metaphor of greed, gluttony and deceit vs unity of the masses is eerily relevant," Les continues. "I brought the notion to the Primus guys and they were all for it. Plus, I figured it's about time someone brought Goblin Rock back to the fold."

The new album is also the first effort from the band's classic lineup (Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Tim Alexander) since their 1995 release "Tales From the Punchbowl."

The Desaturating Seven tracklist:
"The Valley"
"The Seven"
"The Trek"
"The Scheme"
"The Dream"
"The Storm"
"The Ends?"

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION PREMIERE “COLLIDE” MUSIC VIDEO

To coincide with today’s 48-hour Planet Rock pre-sale for their exclusive UK tour dates, Black Country Communion have just premiered the official music video for their first single “Collide” taken from their brand new album "BCCIV", which is released on Friday 22nd September. 

BCC play Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Tuesday 2nd January and London Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday 4th January 2018.   

These will be the only two concerts the band will play in the UK and Europe.  Planet Rock’s 48-hour ticket pre-sale runs from Wednesday 2nd August until Thursday 3rd August via www.planetrock.com.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 4th August from 0844 844 0444 and can be booked online from www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.eventim.co.uk

Black Country Communion the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, release their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, "BCCIV" via Mascot Records on Friday September 22nd 2017.  This is the band’s first studio album since 2013’s "Afterglow".

Eagles' Joe Walsh To Rock The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
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Eagles legend Joe Walsh has announced that he will be performing on CBS-TV's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert during this Wednesday, August 2nd episode.

The guitarist recently wrapped up a North American tour with Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, and joined The Eagles for performances at a pair of self-produced festival weekends last month: The Classic West at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and The Classic East at Citi Field in New York.

The Los Angeles event saw The Eagles debut their new lineup following the 2016 passing of co-founder Glenn Frey, whose son, Deacon, and country singer Vince Gill have been added to the live band for a series of 2017 shows. Read more here.

British Rock Legends UFO To Release First Ever Covers Album “The Salentino Cuts”

Los Angeles - British rock legends UFO offer up their first ever covers album paying homage to a dozen of their personal favorites! “The Salentino Cuts” includes several unexpected choices such as Mad Seasons's “River Of Deceit,” John Mellencamp's “Paper In Fire,” and Bill Withers' “Ain't No Sunshine” alongside more traditional but nonetheless thrilling versions such as The Yardbirds' “Heartful Of Soul,” ZZ Top's “Just Got Paid” and lots more!

UFO's current line-up features original members Phil Mogg on vocals and Andy Parker on drums. Keyboardist/guitarist Paul Raymond joined the band in 1976. Lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, and American bassist Rob De Luca joined the fold in 2012. 

Vinnie says, “Making this covers record was a blast for me. I thoroughly enjoyed putting a little of my own spin on these tunes that I grew up with. I played ZZ Top and Robin Trower songs about a gazzilion times onstage over the years. it was great to actually get to record some of my old faves.”

UFO's “The Salentino Cuts” will be released on September 29th and will be available on both CD & 2 limited vinyl pressings, one splatter vinyl and one white vinyl!

Track List:
1. Heartful Of Soul
2. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
3. River Of Deceit
4. The Pusher
5. Paper In Fire
6. Rock Candy
7. Mississippi Queen
8. Ain't No Sunshine
9. Honey-Bee
10. Too Rolling Stoned
11. Just Got Paid
12. It's My Life

In September & October, the band will be embarking on a monster tour of North America with fellow classic rockers Saxon!

UFO European tour dates:
August 11 - Leyendas del Rock Festival XII - Villena – Spain
August 13 - Alcatraz Open Air- Kortrijk – Belgium
September 7 - Germany - Dortmund - Musiktheater Piano
September 8 - Holland - Eindhoven - Cityrock Festival 
September 9 - Holland - Leeuwarden - Cityrock Festival
September 10 - France - Raismes - Raismes Fest
September 12 - England - Southampton - The Brook
September 14 - England - Dorking - Dorking Halls 
September 15 - England - Holmfirth – Picturedrome
September 16 - England - Northampton – Roadmender

UFO & SAXON US Tour Dates - Round 2:
September 22 - Newton, NJ - Newton Theater
September 23 - Huntington, NY - Paramount Theater
September 24 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
September 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater Of The Living Arts
September 28 - Plymouth, NH - Flying Monkey
September 29 - Worcester, MA – Palladium
September 30 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
October 1 - Portland, ME – Aura
October 3 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 4 - Montreal, QU - Corona Theatre
October 6 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
October 7 - Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero
October 8 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
October 9 - Akron, OH - Tangier Cabaret Room
October 11 - Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels
October 12 - Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
October 13 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza
October 14 - Indianapolis, IN - The Egyptian

UFO was formed in London in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. Over a career spanning 48 years, UFO has released 22 studio albums, 14 live recordings and 16 compilation albums. They achieved success with several albums and singles  in the UK and US Top 40 charts, and have sold over 10 million records worldwide. UFO is considered one of the classic hard rock acts, and have influenced many notable rock bands. The band was ranked number 84 on VH1's “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.”

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OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST
THE BIGGEST METAL FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA EVER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (OZZFEST) AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (KNOTFEST) AT GLEN HELEN AMPHITHEATER AND FESTIVAL GROUNDS IN
SAN BERNARDINO, CA

 WEEKEND KICKS OFF WITH FREE FRIDAY PRE-EVENT CONCERT FOR ALL WEEKEND CAMPERS

SPECIAL $99 ALL IN TWO DAY PASSES AVAILABLE AUGUST 1-5

This year's OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST--Saturday, November 4 (OZZFEST) and Sunday, November 5 (KNOTFEST) at Glen Helen Amphitheater And Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA--will once again kick off with a special campers only pre-event concert.  The exclusive free Friday, November 3 camping kick-off concert will give campers early access to the campsite, allowing them time to prepare for a night of performances from Monster Magnet, Brant Bjork, Sasquatch, and Lo-PanVIP camping lines open at 4:00 PM, general camping load in begins at 5:00 PM.  Doors to the Friday night camping kick-off party open at 7:00 PM with live music set to kick off at 8:00 PM.

In addition, beginning Tuesday, August 1 at 10:00 AM (PT) a $99 all in bundle two ticket, two day ticket price is available through Saturday, August 5 at 12:59 PM (PT) for the multi-stage, two-day weekend camping event that will include more than 40 acts.

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THE WHO MAXIMUM As & Bs - EVERY A SIDE, B SIDE & EP FROM THE WHO 5CD SET RELEASED OCTOBER 27 ON UMe/POLYDOR

PETE TOWNSHEND SCOOP, ANOTHER SCOOP & SCOOP 3

HALF SPEED REMASTERED LIMITED EDITION HEAVYWEIGHT COLOURED VINYL EDITIONS RELEASED AUGUST 18 ON UMe/POLYDOR

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 1, 2017 - Following the success of the four 7” singles box sets from The Who, MAXIMUM As & Bs presents all of the bands A sides, B sides and EPs in one place for the very first time. The 5 CD set features 86 tracks from the Brunswick, Reaction, Track and Polydor labels.

MAXIMUM As & Bs includes classic hits such as “Pictures of Lily,” “I Can See For Miles,” “Magic

Bus,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Substitute,” “I Can’t Explain,” “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere,” “My Generation,” “Squeeze Box,” “Who Are You,” “You Better You Bet,” “Real Good-Looking Boy” & the band’s last recorded track to date “Be Lucky.” The set includes rarely heard B sides and EP tracks along with the group’s first single, as the High Numbers – “Zoot Suit” b/w “I’m The Face.” 

The box set features five CDs, in separate wallets, housed in a rigid, lift-off-lid style box along witha 48-page booklet, with track-by-track annotation by acclaimed Who writers with period photos & memorabilia. The full track listing for MAXIMUM As & Bs follows at the end of this release.

ALSO COMING!

August 18, 2017, sees the re-issue for the first time in a decade and a half of Pete Townshend’s critically acclaimed demo and outtake collections SCOOP, ANOTHER SCOOP & SCOOP 3.

These albums give a unique insight into Townshend’s creative process and feature early versions of

future Who classics including “Eminence Front,” “The Real Me,” “Long Live Rock,” “The Magic Bus” as well as many other Who hits. These double-CD and vinyl sets have been newly remastered at Abbey Road with the LPs remastered at half speed and pressed on pink (Scoop), yellow (Another Scoop) and light blue (Scoop 3) vinyl. The full track listings follow at the end of this release.

Also coming exclusively on vinyl on October 27, 2017, are MEATY, BEATY, BIG & BOUNCY and LIVE AT LEEDS, The Who’s first singles collection from 1971 and what the New York Times referred to as “Quite simply, it is the best live rock album ever made” respectively. Both albums have been cut at Abbey Road with half-speed mastering process and will be released on October 27 on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl.

Digital: https://thewho.lnk.to/MaximumAsBs
Amazon Physical: https://www.amazon.com/Maximum-As-Bs-5-CD/dp/B073W74CKR/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1501537920&sr=1-1&keywords=602557807059
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AC/DC's Brian Johnson Crashes His Austin A35
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Former AC/DC singer Brian Johnson escaped a horrifying car crash without a mark on him, according to the UK's TV3. The 69-year-old singer was participating in the qualifying heat at a charity racing event when his Austin A35 flipped over.

Johnson has been a longtime car enthusiast. He hosted a television program called Cars That Rock, and competed at Florida's Daytona International Speedway to raise money for his charity Highway to Help.

Photos of the crash were tweeted with the caption "This is AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and he got more than he bargained for when he drove a vintage Austin A35 at Si". See the photos here.

New from THE BOTTOM LINE ARCHIVE SERIES...

The Once-in-a-Lifetime Pairing of Two Songwriting Legends Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson Performing Their Classic Songs and Talking About Songwriting In Their Own Words with Vin Scelsa

Recorded LIVE at The Bottom Line Cabaret (1994)

The Bottom Line Archive Series presents its next release: the once-in-a-lifetime live performance by Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson at the height of their craft, set for release September 15. Recorded at the legendary Bottom Line club in Greenwich Village, the album presents an evening of music, songwriting and storytelling - intimate, acoustic, historic. The Bottom Line Archive label is distributed via BFD/Red; BFD is a division of Bob Frank Entertainment. 

Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson: In Their Own Words with Vin Scelsa is the only time these two master songwriters performed together. Over the course of one night (2/2/94) with noted radio personality Vin Scelsa leading the conversation, Reed and Kristofferson swap stories and songs. The evening and two-disc set includes Reed performing eight songs including Sweet Jane, Romeo Had Juliet, Legendary Hearts; Kristofferson's seven include Me and Bobby McGee, Sunday Morning Coming Down, Help Me Make it Through the Night; and each performing a cover (Kristofferson does Bird On A Wire, Reed performs Tracks of My Tears).

This singular meeting - Reed from the jungles of New York City and Kristofferson from the heart of the South - made music history, says Bottom Line co-founder/curator Allan Pepper. "It was very rare that we could present two giants on the same stage on the same night, especially artists of this caliber and impact. With this release, people who weren't there that night can experience that special night with these true music legends talking about their process and craft, cracking a few jokes along the way."

According to the liner notes penned by series producer Gregg Bendian, who performed frequently at The Bottom Line with his band, The Mahavishnu Project, "both artists were much-beloved Bottom Line regulars. Kris played a total of 42 shows at the club, while Lou played no less than 54 shows there. Many will recall that Lou recorded his famous Take No Prisoners live album over the course of five nights at club, in May of 1978. That level of relaxed comfort and spontaneity so evident on this recording is no accident. It's the sound of artists who indeed feel quite comfortable and at home on the stage of what was clearly their New York venue of choice. The playful banter of camaraderie and mutual admiration between Kris, Lou and Vin heard on this document bears this out beautifully, and the Bottom Line audience can be heard laughing, gasping, chiming in, and hanging on every note."

This release is the 12th in a planned rollout of titles over the next few years, including classic live performances by Jack Bruce, Ralph Stanley, the Brecker Brothers, Pete Seeger & Roger McGuinn, Harry Chapin and Kenny Rankin, among others. 

Bottom Line co-founder/curator Allan Pepper has recordings of more than 1,000 shows from Greenwich Village nightclub, which always booked an eclectic mix of rock, jazz, blues, folk and other forms of music during its 30-year run. Pepper and the label are currently in conversation with representatives from many of the acts. 

All music from The Bottom Line Archive has been mixed and mastered at The Magic Shop, an award-winning state-of-the-art studio in New York.

The Bottom Line Archive can be pre-ordered on Amazon and iTunes; and available on all digital providers. Previous editions of the BLA series are also available on Amazon and iTunes.

Video From The Eagles Classic East Fest Set Goes Online
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The Eagles headlined the opening night of the inaugural Classic East festival at New York's Citi Field on July 29, and video from the show has surfaced online.

Following opening sets by Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers, The Eagles' new lineup hit the stage featuring the late Glenn Frey's son, Deacon, and country singer Vince Gill on board for the 2017 concert series.

The 24-song show mirrored the California band's lineup debut at The Classic West festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 15, with one exception: the addition of Don Henley's "New York Minute" from 1989's "The End Of The Innocence", performed live for the first time by the group since 2002.

Night two of Classic East - on July 30 - featured Fleetwood Mac alongside guests Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire. The Eagles will next headline The Classic Northwest concert in Seattle, WA on September 30. Watch the videos here.

Metallica Play Tribute To Van Halen In Band's Hometown
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Metallica delivered a tribute to Van Halen during their July 29 performance at the Rose Bowl in the latter band's hometown of Pasadena, CA, and the group are sharing professional footage from the concert

Frontman James Hetfield led the rockers through an abbreviated version of Van Halen's 1978 classic, "Runnin' With The Devil", complete with an attempt to replicate David Lee Roth's iconic screams on the tune.

"That's all I can sing," Hetfield told the crowd. "That's a little homage to the Pasadena boys, alright. Sorry you had to put up with that," adding, "That wasn't too bad … that was kinda fun."

The tribute appeared just prior to the closing number of the group's main set, "Seek & Destroy." Check out the video here.

Chester Bennington's Widow Releases Statement For Fans
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Talinda Bennington, the widow of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, has released a statement thanking fans for their support a week after she lost her husband to suicide in their Los Angeles home on July 20.

"One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero-their Daddy," she wrote via Twitter. "We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy. How do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul? The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left.

"I want to let my community and the fans worldwide know that we feel your love. We feel your loss as well." "My babies are so young to have lost their daddy," she continued. "And I know that all of you will help keep his memory alive. He was a bright, loving soul with an angel's voice. And now he is pain-free, singing his songs in all of our hearts.

"May God Bless us all and help us turn to one another when we are in pain. Chester would've wanted us to do so. Rest in peace, my love." Read more here.

Gregg Allman's Final Album Release Date Set
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Details continue to emerge regarding Gregg Allman's forthcoming posthumous studio album, Southern Blood. A release date of September 8 has been confirmed; additionally, the first single, "My Only True Friend," is available for streaming. Allman recorded the material at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, with producer Don Was manning the boards.

"I was dedicated to helping Gregg crystallize his vision for the record and to help make sure that this vision made it to the tape," said Was, in a prepared statement. "He was a musical hero of mine and, in later years, had become a good friend. The gravitas of this particular situation was not lost on me. Gregg was a sweet, humble man with a good heart and good intentions and it was a great honor to help him put his musical affairs in order and say a proper farewell."

Was went on to describe Muscle Shoals as sacred ground, noting that it was an especially fitting place for Allman to make his final record. "FAME was the place where Gregg's brother Duane first started making waves in the music world and where the earliest seeds of the Allman Brothers Band were sown in a back room during their first, seminal rehearsals," he said. "Duane's presence is still ubiquitous in that building. Recording there was Gregg's way of making his spirit a part of this album, in the same way that his spirit continued to be part of Gregg's life." Listen to the first single here.

Rolling Stones Announce Satanic 50th Anniversary Reissue
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The Rolling Stones have announced that they will release a 50th anniversary reissue of the 1967 album, "Their Satanic Majesties Request", via ABKCO Music on September 22.

Available as a special Deluxe Edition box set containing double vinyl/double hybrid Super Audio CD (compatible with all CD players), the set delivers both the stereo and mono versions of the project newly-remastered by Bob Ludwig.

The 2017 reissue includes Michael Cooper's original 3-D lenticular cover photograph, featuring the band at the peak of the psychedelic era, in a fold-out album limited edition numbered package with a 20 page book including more of Cooper's photos from the original session.

"Their Satanic Majesties Request" was originally mixed in both stereo and mono, as was standard practice in 1967. The limited edition 50th anniversary edition will include the entire album on 180 gram vinyl in stereo, another 180 gram vinyl record in mono, and two hybrid Super Audio CDs (one in stereo and one in mono). Each of these discs includes the entire musical content in both Super Audio CD (SACD) as well as standard CD, providing for complete backward and forward hardware compatibility. The discs will play flawlessly on any SACD compatible or standard CD player. Read more and watch the unboxing video here.

Black Country Communion Announce New Album 'BCCIV'
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Supergroup Black Country Communion have announced that they will return this fall with the release of their fourth album, "BCCIV", via Mascot Records on September 22.

The lineup of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, keyboardist Derek Sherinian and drummer Jason Bonham recorded the set at Cave Studios in Los Angeles with producer Kevin Shirley.

"We had around 4 months to write this album, and I think the results speak for themselves," says Hughes. "All four of us wanted to make a record that stood up to the first three albums, however, the new album is more of a progression, as we wanted to be careful not to repeat the previous albums. A lot has happened since we last recorded the Aferglow album in 2013, so, in many ways, the new album shows BCC with a much harder, riffier and bigger and bolder sound. If you're looking for a folk album, this ain't the one.

"I wanted the new album to physically shake your soul," he added, "It's a wake-up call." "BCCIV" will be previewed soon with the lead single, "Collide." Read more here.

Def Leppard Releases Mini Documentary Series Step Inside: Hysteria at 30

 30th Anniversary Multi-Format Version of Hysteria (Remastered 2017) Out This Friday, August 4th!

"...the greatest power-pop band ever to masquerade as metal"- New York Magazine

"1987's Hysteria, an absolute masterpiece of immaculate, futuristic rock production" - Stereogum

July 31, 2017 (New York, NY) Legendary British rock 'n' roll icons Def Leppard celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album Hysteria, one of the best-selling and most influential releases in music history, with mini documentary, Step Inside: Hysteria at 30. The documentary gives Def Leppard fans a behind the scenes look into the making of the iconic record, thirty years later. Click HERE to watch Part One, and watch Part Two  HERE, out today!

In conjunction with the documentary series, Def Leppard is releasing Hysteria (Remastered 2017) this Friday, August 4th. The remastered anniversary edition will be released in various formats via Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/UMe-Super Deluxe Edition, Deluxe Version, 1-CD Standard Version, 2-LP Black Vinyl Version, & limited edition 2-LP Colored Vinyl Version. The reissue boasts B-sides and live tracks, and additionally the audio for "In The Round In Your Face (Live)" on CD for the first time. Details for each respective version can be found below. Order your copy  HERE , and view the unboxing video  HERE

"It's hard to believe that it's been thirty years since the release of Hysteria....." said frontman Joe Elliott, "In some respects it really does seem like only yesterday. So, to mark this milestone, we wanted to do something very special for our fans and give them the definitive version of the album, one that incorporates all of the memories and milestones that we caught on tape and some of the madness that we got up to on the road. We hope it means as much to you as it does to us." Added Phil Collen, "I look back at the whole Hysteria experience with excitement along with fond and tragic memories. It was our commercial zenith thanks to Mutt Lange's insistence that we create an artistic hybrid between hard rock and pop top 40 music using every genre available as an inspiration. It was a rock album that would garner seven hit singles. Mission accomplished."

Essential listening for fans across the board, Hysteria indisputably ranks as one of the most decorated and revered rock albums of all time. As the group's second consecutive RIAA Diamond-certified record (10 million sales in the U.S.), it would go on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide and 12 million albums sold in the U.S. alone. Moreover, the record staked a spot in the U.S. Top 40 for 96 weeks matched only by Born in the U.S.A. Rolling Stone touted it on the prestigious 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, and a poll in Q placed it among the 100 Greatest Albums of All Time. Dominating multiple charts, it captured No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and U.K. album charts, bolstered by immortal Top-5 anthems such as "Pour Some Sugar On Me," "Animal," "Love Bites," "Hysteria," "Rocket" and "Armageddon It." 

Hysteria left an indelible mark on rock 'n' roll. Powered by stadium-filling drums, rapturous guitars, and unshakable choruses, the record saw Def Leppard rightfully claim their place among rock's divinities forever. As a result, its influence now reverberates through three generations of artists to follow. It also historically marked their third straight collaboration with producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange. Among the new versions, the Super Deluxe Edition boasts 5-CD/2-DVDs including four books-Story Of; a Ross Halfin photo book; Discography; Hysteria Tour Program and Tour Poster. The Deluxe Version features 3 CDs, the Standard Version is 1-CD, and the Vinyl Version is 2 Black LPs.  In addition, there will be a limited-edition, 2-LP Colored Vinyl available via D2C channels for the first time.

Formats Available
5-CD / 2-DVD Super Deluxe Edition inc 4 books (Story Of / Ross Halfin Photo Book / Discography / Hysteria Tour Program) Tour Poster
3-CD Deluxe Version 
1-CD Standard Version
2-LP Black Vinyl Version
2-LP Direct to Consumer Version - Colored Vinyl (Limited Edition)

With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., Def Leppard - Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) - continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group's spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. The band is currently on a sold-out concert tour of North America.  For more information and dates, please go to www.defleppard.com.

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THE NEW ALBUM BORREGO AVAILABLE NOW! RELEASE DATE:  JULY 31, 2017

The NEW DOUBLE CD from MARCO MINNEMANN:  BORREGO  

Marco Minnemann is considered one of the most innovative drummers, composers and multi-instrumentalists of our time. He’s recorded and performed with numerous artists including Joe Satriani, the Aristocrats, Steven Wilson, and Levin Minnemann Rudess.

Now available  – Marco’s newest solo album: the epic, concept double CD, "Borrego”. The album features ALEX LIFESON of RUSH (on 3 songs) & JOE SATRIANI (on 4 songs.) The record contains 24 tracks (+ 4 bonus cuts exclusive to the CD.) The album is inspired by the beautiful and mysterious desert town in Southern California, Borrego Springs.

Borrego CD and Merchandise available at:  Lazy Bones Recordings Website
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Music Video for the first single "Horsepower" (featuring Joe Satriani). 


Axl Rose Rocks AC/DC Classic With Billy Joel
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Axl Rose performed the AC/DC classic, "Highway To Hell", with Billy Joel during the singer's July 28 date at Target Field In Minneapolis, MN and fan-filmed video from the event has surfaced online.

Joel welcomed the Guns N' Roses rocker to the stage late in his main set for the 1979 track, which Rose delivered regularly while on tour last year with AC/DC in the absence of long time frontman Brian Johnson.

"I ain't a frontman, I'm a piano player," Joel told the crowd. "I'm going to bring on a friend of mine … gonna do this next song with us. You probably know this song. Please welcome Axl Rose."

Rose returned during the encore to join Joel on his 1978 hit, "Big Shot." Check out the video footage of both jams here.

Eagles Moving Forward Tentatively Without Glenn Frey
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As the Eagles prepared to perform this past Saturday (July 30) at the Classic East festival in New York, Joe Walsh said the band is proceeding cautiously with regard to future endeavors.

Speaking with Billboard, the veteran guitarist said he, Don Henley, and Timothy B. Schmit "spent a long time" discussing how to move forward without beloved co-founder Glenn Frey. For Walsh, the reception that greeted the group for their Classic West concert earlier this month validates their decision to perform.

"We figured we would at least try it and see where it went, and it was magic," says Walsh. "It really was. It was received wonderfully, and the energy that we all have is very, very healing. I think Glenn would be proud of this, and we decided to do it some more."

The revived band recently added a third show to their schedule, announcing a "Classic Northwest" performance in Seattle on September 30. Still, no major tour is on the horizon-for now.

"We're not booking a huge tour and saying 'Hey, we're back' and all that," says Walsh. "We're very cautiously trying to get an environment where it will all work and people can come and we can play our music and continue to keep going." Read more here.

Video From Guns N' Roses Tour Kickoff Goes Online
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Guns N' Roses opened the summer North American leg of their Not In This Lifetime tour in St. Louis, MO on July 27, and video from the event is streaming online.

The band's 31-song set before 37,000 fans at The Dome At America's Center mixed hits with classic tracks and ran a marathon 3.5 hours, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The date marked GNR's return to the midwestern city 26 years after a riot broke out at a 1991 concert when frontman Axl Rose tackled a spectator who was photographing the show, resulting in injuries, arrests and property damage.

This time, the rockers came in peace while extending an olive branch with a cheeky reference to the past. "St. Louis - seems like just yesterday we were here," said a voice off-stage as the band members took the stage.

A six-song encore included covers of AC/DC's "Whole Lotta Rosie" and "The Seeker" by The Who, as well as "Sorry", "Patience", "Don't Cry" and "Paradise City."

"Hopefully we'll see you again," said Rose at the end of the night. "Hopefully a lot sooner." The summer leg of shows wrap up in San Antonio, TX on September 8, before the group reconvenes for more fall dates starting October 8 in Philadelphia, PA. Watch videos from the tour kick off here.

Jane's Addiction: Alive at 25 To Be Available On Demand
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Jane's Addiction: Alive at 25 is set to be released on multiple audio and video formats on August 4th and we just received word that it will also be available via Pay-Per-View (PPV) and Video On Demand (VOD) on Cable. We were sent the following details:

Fans of the legendary alternative rock pioneers Jane's Addiction will get to experience the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of their critically acclaimed album Ritual de lo Habitual, in Jane's Addiction: Alive at 25, a new concert film documentary premiering on cable August 4, 2017. The special event includes the album performed in its entirety, along with the band's biggest hits, featuring guitar great Dave Navarro, lead singer Perry Farrell, drummer Stephen Perkins and Bass Chris Chaney igniting the stage at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. Performances are interspersed with band member interviews in the film.

The memorable special will premiere on both Pay-Per-View (PPV) and Video On Demand (VOD) starting on August 4 with the PPV premiere at 9PM ET. It will be available on most cable systems* around the U.S. until Sept. 3 for $3.99 SD or $4.99 HD (SRP**).

An exclusive behind-the-scenes 15 minute video about how the band preps for performances is now online and will be airing on Free On Demand*** on most U.S. cable systems. To see the free video and get schedule information, go here.

Liam Gallagher Makes U.S. Live Debut At Secret Show
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Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher performed his US solo debut during a secret show at the McKittrick Hotel in New York on July 18, and video from the event is streaming online.

"That was old skool last night NYC," tweeted the rocker. "You smelt fantastic." Ahead of a scheduled appearance at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL on August 3, Gallagher delivered a 13-song set of Oasis classics and tunes from his forthcoming debut album, "As You Were."

Due October 6, the 15-track project was produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck) and Dan Grech-Marguerat (Radiohead, Mumford And Sons). The set has been previewed with the lead singles, "Wall Of Glass", and "Chinatown."

"As You Were" will be available in standard and deluxe editions on digital, CD, vinyl and limited edition coloured vinyl, with a special boxset also offered via Gallagher's website. Watch some video footage from the show here.

Mick Jagger Surprises Fans With Two New Songs
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Mick Jagger has issued videos for a pair of new songs: "England Lost" and "Gotta Get A Grip." The Rolling Stones frontman revealed the tracks on Thursday, the day after his 74th birthday.

"I'm excited to share new music with you!," says Jagger. "I started writing these two songs a few weeks back and wanted to get them out to you straight away. Doing a whole album often takes a long time, even after finishing it, with all the record company preparations and global release set up. I feel a slight throwback to a time when you could be a bit more free and easy by recording and putting it out there immediately. Enjoy them."

The rocker explains that he wrote the surprise tracks about the current climate in the UK as a reaction to the "anxiety [and] unknowability of the changing political situation. … We obviously have a lot of problems. So am I politically optimistic? No," adding, "I didn't want to wait until next year when these two tracks might lose any impact and mean nothing."

British rapper Skepta joins Jagger on "England Lost", a song that uses a soccer match as a metaphor for the country's political turmoil, with a haunting black and white video featuring UK actor Luke Evans.

"It's about the unknowability about where you are and the feeling of insecurity," Jagger explains Jagger. "That's how I was feeling when I was writing. It's obviously got a fair amount of humor because I don't like anything too on the nose but it's also got a sense of vulnerability of where we are as a country." Read more and check out the new songs here.

On September 29th 2017 Gentle Giant will release “Three Piece Suite.”

Gentle Giant—Three Piece Suite is a specially curated selection of songs and compositions from the band’s first three albums (Giant, Acquiring the Taste, Three Friends) presented in both 5.1 surround sound and stereo. There are nine tracks from the albums, plus a pre-debut song, remixed by Steven Wilson. The choices were determined by the limited availability of multi-track master tapes from the era. Only a few songs from each album are known to exist as multi-tracks, with the rest presumably lost.

Three Piece Suite is available in the following formats:
*A two-disc digipak containing 96/24 animated Blu-ray plus CD.
*A single disc digipak CD.
*A two-disc gatefold LP in180g high-end vinyl.
*A digital download of the two disc Blu-Ray plus CD version. 

Gentle Giant’s Three Piece Suite includes the songs “Giant,” “Nothing At All,” and “Why Not” from the first album Giant

“Pantagruel’s Nativity,” “The House, The Street, The Room” from the second album Acquiring The Taste

“Schooldays,” “Peel the Paint,” “Mr. Class And Quality,” and “Three Friends” from the album Three Friends completes the list of the original recorded material.

The band and Steven Wilson are including a previously commercially unreleased song “Freedom’s Child” taken from the first recording sessions with legendary producer Tony Visconti. 

The liner notes by Interviewer Anil Prasad include reflections from Gentle Giant’s members about the writing and recording sessions.

Steven Wilson and Tony Visconti share their incredible observations about the early days of this unique collection of timeless music from one of progressive rock’s most influential bands.

Tony Visconti recounts:

“I was a very optimistic young man in 1970…I thought music like theirs would save the world from mediocrity. I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth in it. I championed their cause by becoming sympathetic to the point where I temporarily joined the band for both albums. I modified their arrangements and pulled off some stunning audio effects that gave their sound more depth and immediacy. The band knew I was on their side. I remember there being a great feeling of camaraderie during the sessions.”

Steven Wilson explains:

“To create the new mixes, I used Logic as the software and Universal Audio plug-ins, which provide emulations of classic analog outboard effects, channel strips and old mixing desks…I used these tools to clean things up and bring out some more clarity, detail and definition in some of the instrumental interplay. There was never a question of trying to outdo the original mixes, but offer different perspectives on them.”

Tony Visconti continues:

“In our own way, we’ve touched the ears, minds and hearts of thousands of true believers.”

The band members, collectively, feel there are still good reasons its fans continue to enjoy Gentle Giant’s music and why it continues to be discovered by new generations.

For fans of Gentle Giant Three Piece Suite is a must have.  For fans of great musicianship and progressive rock this is an incredible insight into the earliest days of this legendary band.

Pre-Order Links for Amazon & iTunes to be announced at https://www.facebook.com/gentlegiantband/.

Guns N' Roses Inspired Video Released By Weezer
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Weezer have once again taken inspiration from the 80s hard rock scene for one of their music videos. Their latest clip for the track "Feels Like Summer" is inspired by a famed Guns N' Roses music video.

Back in 2005 the band had fun with by putting their song of the classic "See You In Hell" video from the metal band Grim Reaper. This time around they filmed an actual video but one that was inspired by Guns N' Roses iconic "Paradise City" visual, the clip finds Rivers Cuomo and company dressed like it's 1988 and basking in standard definition glory.

The band filmed the clip in late June at Goldenvoice's new Arroyo Seco Weekend festival in Pasadena, CA. Watch Weezer's new video, and the original "Paradise City" here.

Def Leppard Stream First Part Of Hysteria Anniversary Documentary
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Def Leppard are streaming part one of their mini-documentary, "Step Inside: Hysteria At 30." The project opens with a look at the fallout from a 1984 car accident that saw drummer Rick Allen lose his left arm when his Corvette flipped off a country road. Meanwhile, recording for the the group's fourth album proceeded slowly with drum machines while Allen recovered and learned how to play a combination electronic/acoustic drum kit to see if he could rejoin his band mates in the studio.

The documentary arrives in sync with the upcoming 30th anniversary reissues of the UK band's 1987 album, "Hysteria." Due August 4, a remastered edition of the record will be issued in various packages, including a 7-disc Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD Deluxe Version, 1CD Vanilla Version, 2-LP Black Vinyl Version and a limited edition 2-LP Colored Vinyl Version.

The reissues include B-sides and live tracks, plus the audio for "In The Round In Your Face (Live)" on CD for the first time. "It's hard to believe that it's been thirty years since the release of Hysteria," says frontman Joe Elliott. "In some respects it really does seem like only yesterday. So, to mark this milestone, we wanted to do something very special for our fans and give them the definitive version of the album, one that incorporates all of the memories and milestones that we caught on tape and some of the madness that we got up to on the road. We hope it means as much to you as it does to us." Watch the documentary here.

Stone Temple Pilots Stream 'Sex Type Thing' Demo
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Earlier this week, Stone Temple Pilots announced the deluxe reissue of their debut album Core would contain unreleased bonus material. They followed up by unveiling a demo of "Sex Type Thing," an earlier prototype of the album's lead single.

The Core re-release coincides with the album's 25th anniversary and will drop September 29. The special edition includes four CDs, the original album on vinyl and a DVD of music videos.

Old tracks will be remastered and in addition to "Sex Type Thing" the reissue promises two hours of unreleased demos and live audio. Listen to the "Sex Type Thing" demo here.

Paul McCartney Leads Guest On Ringo Starr's New Song
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Ringo Starr's new song "We're On the Road Again," features his former bandmate Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter and the song's co-writer, Steve Lukather.

The Beatles icon's rocking new tune is a celebration of the musician's life on the road, the tour bus life and "kicking ass" on stage, boasting we "play really tight, play really loud."

The song will appear on Starr's 19th solo project, Give More Love, which is set to be released on September 15. Check out a stream of "We're on the Road Again" here.

The Cars Streaming Unreleased 'Candy-O' Era Song
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The Cars are streaming the unreleased track, "They Won't See You", as a preview to the July 28th release of an expanded reissue of their 1979 album, "Candy-O."

The Northern Studios session recording of the tune follows a stripped-down demo version originally included in the 1999 reissue of the Boston, MA band's 1978 debut.

The expanded "Candy-O" reissue features the original album plus six bonus tracks of alternate mixes and the previously unissued version of "They Won't See You."

An expanded reissue of The Cars' third album, "Panorama", will also be released on July 28. The expanded reissue of "Panorama" presents the original release plus four bonus tunes, including the previously unreleased songs "Shooting For You," "Be My Baby" and "The Edge."

The "Candy-O" and "Panorama" reissues will be available on CD, 2LP vinyl and digitally. Stream the song here.

Kid Rock Explains Why He Is Making A Senate Run
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When Kid Rock rolled out his 'Kid Rock '18 for U.S. Senate" logo and merchandise line, it started to look like the crossover rocker was seriously going to run for Senate.

Now, Rock (real name Robert James Ritchie) has shared a lengthy statement that explains his announcement to run, reveals why he's selling political swag and encourages fans to register to vote so they can help make a change in Washington.

Here's Rock's statement: "When my name was thrown out there for U.S. Senate I decided to launch kidrockforsenate.com, I was beyond overwhelmed with the response I received from community leaders, D.C. pundits, and blue-collar folks that are just simply tired of the extreme left and right bulls—. As part of the excitement surrounding this possible campaign, I decided to take a hard look to see if there was real support for me as a candidate and my message or if it was just because it was a fresh new news story.

"The one thing I've seen over and over is that although people are unhappy with the government, too few are even registered to vote or do anything about it. We have over a year left until an actual election, so my first order of business is to get people engaged and registered to vote while continuing to put out my ideas on ways to help working class people in Michigan and America all while still calling out these jackass lawyers who call themselves politicians." Read the rest of the statement here.

U2 Joined On Stage By Patti Smith For Special Duet
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U2 were joined on stage earlier this week by music icon Patti Smith for a special duet. It's been 30 years since U2 released their landmark studio album The Joshua Tree and its tracks still stand as highlights of the band's catalog and concerts.

This past Tuesday night, the group stopped through Paris on The Joshua Tree Tour and were joined by legendary singer and poet, Patti Smith, who lent vocals to "Mothers of the Disappeared."

This wasn't a paint-by-numbers duet: Smith brought some of her own lyrics to the stage. She sang "I was dreaming in my dreaming/ of an aspect bright and fair and my sleeping it was broken/ But my dream it lingered near." The words come from her 1998 track "People Have the Power." Watch the live collaboration here.