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Cinderella's Tom Keifer Hospitalized Following Collapse
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Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer was taken to hospital in the Warrendale, PA area on Saturday after be collapsed prior to his scheduled concert at the Jergel's Rhythm Grille.

His camp put out the following update on Sunday (October 15th), "Tom Keifer was, regretfully, forced to postpone his performance in Warrendale, PA last night following his collapse prior to the show.

"Keifer was transported to a local hospital where he underwent tests and was kept overnight. Doctors confirm that Keifer is in stable condition and believe the episode points to heat exhaustion and severe dehydration.

"Keifer was given fluids, is resting comfortably, and is expected to be released later today. He plans to return to his performance schedule later in the week."

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Guns N' Roses Star Suffering From Potentially Fatal Heart Condition
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Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Buckethead revealed in a recent interview that he has been diagnosed with a chronic heart arrhythmia and was told by doctors that he almost had a stroke.

Buckethead (birth name Brian Patrick Carroll), who was a member of the band from the 2000 through 2004, revealed that he has medical condition during an interview with the Coming Alive podcast.

He told them, "It's been doing it for a long time, but recently it just really kicked up and became really intense. I really didn't know what was going on. I just tried to deal with it, and let it do what it did, and eventually it would stop

"But it got really intense so I went to the doctor and they said: 'You're on the verge of having a stroke.' I'm like, 'Wow,' because I felt so good prior to having it. I was doing pretty well and everything."

Bob Seger Streaming His New Lou Reed Cover 'Busloads Of Faith'
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Bob Seger is streaming audio of his cover of Lou Reed's 1989 track, "Busload Of Faith", as a preview to the November 17 release of his latest album, "I Knew You When."

Recorded in Nashville and Detroit and produced by Seger, the project is the follow-up to 2014's "Ride Out", which marked the singer's highest US chart debut when that record entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3.

Alongside the Reed cover, the standard 10-track edition of "I Knew You When" delivers eight Seger originals and his take on Leonard Cohen's 1992 song, "Democracy." Read more and stream the song here.

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Rock Late Night TV
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Fleetwood Mac members Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie performed "Lay Down For Free" on CBS-TV's The Late Late Show with James Corden on October 12, and video from the program is streaming online.

The tune is the fourth single from the pair's self-titled debut album, which began with the exchange of song demos between the pair after McVie reunited with Fleetwood Mac for dates on their On With The Show tour in 2014.

"For me this is all a fresh beginning," says McVie. "I don't even know myself coming back into the band after so long, 16 years, and to take off into another level with Lindsey, again, is to me…

"I guess I've rediscovered my love for writing, my love for music. It seemed to evolve quite organically because I've been sending Lindsey my little rough demos, and he's sort of refined them and reshaped them into what's turned out to be our best material ever, I think."

The June release was launched with the lead single, "In My World", and has since delivered follow-ups "Red Sun" and "Feel About You." Watch the television performance here.

Black Star Riders Release 'Heavy Fire' Fan Video
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The Black Star Riders have released a fan video for the title track to their third album, "Heavy Fire." After asking fans to submit photos of themselves meeting the band on the road, around 150 photos were picked from over 600 that were submitted to create the special fan video.

"To all our dedicated, loyal and magnificent following, thank you for making the Black Star Riders roll and enabling us to rock ...Here's to ya!!," says frontman Ricky Warwick.

"Heavy Fire" earned the Thin Lizzy offshoot their highest UK chart position at No. 6, after 2015's "The Killer Instinct" peaked at No. 13 and their 2013 debut, "All Hell Breaks Loose", reached No. 25.

The fan video arrives ahead of Black Star Riders' UK tour, which will open in Wolverhampton's Wulfrun Hall on November 8. "There's nothing more exciting than playing live", adds Warwick. "Black Star Riders are absolutely thrilled to get back out in the U.K. A wonderful way to round out a great year!" Watch the video and see the tour dates here.

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Video Of Original Foreigner Lineup Reunion Performance Goes Online
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The original Foreigner lineup reunited over two shows in Mount Pleasant, MI on October 6 and 7 to mark the finale of the band's 40th anniversary US tour, and video of the appearances have surfaced online.

Original members Lou Gramm, drummer Dennis Elliott, keyboardist Al Greenwood, multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald and bassist Rick Wills - who have previously appeared individually at various stops along the trek - joined band founder Mick Jones and the group's current lineup during the two-night special event at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.

As the Michigan shows were recorded for a forthcoming 2018 TV special, DVD and album release, Foreigner delivered the same 18-song show each night over two sets, with Gramm appearing early in the evening with the group's current members for an acoustic version of "Fool For You Anyway" from their self-titled 1977 debut.

The reunion lineup took the stage for the start of a second set that saw them perform five classics from their first three albums: "Feels Like The First Time", "Double Vision," "Blue Morning, Blue Day," "Long Long Way From Home" and "Dirty White Boy."

The group's current players then returned as both lineups delivered encore versions of "I Want To Know What Love Is" and "Hot Blooded." Check out videos from the reunion jams here.

Tom Petty Honored By 90,000 Florida Gators Fans
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Tom Petty has been honored with countless tributes throughout the music community following his death last week (October 2). One of the most unusual came on Saturday (Oct. 7) at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during a Florida Gators football game.

The team was playing the LSU Tigers, and between the third and fourth quarters, the entire stadium broke into song. The stadium crowd of 90,000 college football fans sang "I Won't Back Down," which was captured on video and social media.

"This one's for you, @TomPetty," the Gators' official account tweeted with a short clip of the performance. Petty was born in Gainesville, Florida and, for a short time, worked as a member of the grounds crew at the University of Florida. He died on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest. Watch the tribute here.

The Rolling Stones Reveal 'On Air' Compilation Details
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When the Rolling Stones were humble upstarts bumming around London, they achieved fame thanks to appearances on BBC programs like Saturday Club, Top Gear, Rhythm and Blues and The Joe Loss Pop Show. Those early performances contained songs that were never recorded or released commercially, but helped build a following that exploded by the mid-60s. The Stones will immortalize those formative years on a new compilation titled On Air, featuring never-before-heard songs and some Rolling Stones classics.

The songs have been remastered by a special process called "audio source separation." This means the radio audio has been de-mixed and each element isolated, so that each one can be "rebuilt, rebalanced and remixed to achieve a fuller, more substantial sound."

The deluxe edition of On Air features 32 tracks in total, from " (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" to "The Spider and the Fly" and three Chuck Barry covers. Even die-hard Rolling Stones fans may not recognize some song titles from the full track list, since they've all but disappeared from the band's catalog until now.

As part of the announcement, the Stones have released "Come On" from a 1963 appearance on the Saturday Club broadcast. Check it out and the song list here.

L.A. Guns, Warrant Lead Frontiers' Rock Holiday Bash Lineup
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L.A. Guns (featuring Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis), Warrant, Jack Russell's Great White , and Riverdogs have all been tapped for perform at the first annual Frontiers' Rock Holiday Bash.

The special Christmas show is scheduled to take place outside of Los Angeles at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA on December 2nd. We were sent this additional information"

Doors for the event will open at 6pm local time with Riverdogs, featuring Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, kicking off the festivities at 7:30pm at the Canyon Club, located at 28912 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills, CA. Jack Russell's Great White, Warrant, and L.A. Guns will follow, in that order. Ticket prices range from $30 for general admission up to $65 for a premium VIP ticket, which includes table seating, a meet and greet with select artists, access to the VIP red carpet area, and a custom event t-shirt. View the Facebook event page here.

Paul McCartney Posts John Lennon Birthday Message
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Monday (Oct. 9) would have been John Lennon's 77th birthday, and his former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney has marked the occasion with a heartfelt post on social media.

McCartney shared an image of himself and Lennon working over a studio mixing desk. "Reaching out to Johnny on his birthday. Love Paul," reads the warm caption.

See McCartney's post here.

Scorpions Cancel Remaining Tour Dates Due To Illness
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The Scorpions have announced that they have cancelled the remaining five dates of their North American tour after singer Klaus Meine was diagnosed with a case of severe laryngitis.

"Klaus Meine has been advised by top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice," said the band in an official statement. "If he continues the tour, he could risk permanent vocal damage." The group "truly hate to disappoint our fans, and hope to come back to America soon, but this time we have no choice but to cancel."

"It breaks my heart to let you down for the remaining shows in the U.S.," added Meine in a separate statement via social media. "There will be better days.... Rock on."

The affected dates - featuring guests Megadeth - includes shows scheduled over the next week in Phoenix, AZ , San Antonio, TX, Dallas, TX, Fort Lauderdale, FL and Tampa, FL. Read more here.

ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES "A PARANORMAL EVENING WITH ALICE COOPER" TOUR LAUNCHES MARCH 1

UNIVERSALLY PRAISED NEW ALBUM PARANORMAL OUT NOW
 

Alice Cooper has announced his early 2018 tour plans. The legendary rocker will hit the road for a North American trek, dubbed "A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper." The tour kicks off on March 1 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and runs through March 29 in Indianapolis. 

Further information about all Alice Cooper tour dates is here.

Cooper released Paranormal, his first album in six years and 27th overall, via earMUSIC in August. Paranormal features special guests like U2's Larry Mullen Jr., 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.

ALICE COOPER ON TOUR:
3/1/18 — Windsor, ON —The Colosseum at Caesar's*
3/2/18  — Rama, ON  — Casino Rama+
3/4/18  — Baltimore, MD  — The Lyric Theatre*
3/5/18  — Englewood, NJ — Bergen Performing Arts Center*
3/6/18 — Boston, MA — Boch Center Wang Theatre*
3/8/18 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena*
3/9/18 — Morristown, NJ — Mayo Performing Arts Center*
3/10/18  — Wilkes-Barre, PA — FM Kirby Center*
3/13/18 —  Moline, IL   — TaxSlayer Center*
3/14/18  —  Madison, WI  — Orpheum Theater*
3/15/18  — South Bend, IN  — Morris Performing Arts Center#
3/17/18  —  Cherokee, NC —   Harrah's Cherokee Event Center*
3/18/18  — Jacksonville, FL  — Florida Theatre*
3/20/18  — Melbourne, FL  — King Center*
3/21/18 —  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  — Broward Center for The Performing Arts*
3/23/18  — Clearwater, FL  —  Ruth Eckerd Hall*
3/24/18   — Orlando, FL  —  Hard Rock Live*
3/26/18  — Greenville, SC  — Bon Secours Wellness Arena*
3/28/18  — Louisville, KY  — Palace Theatre*
3/29/18  —  Indianapolis, IN  — Murat Theatre*
*On Sale 10/13
+On Sale 10/14
#On Sale 11/17

REVOLUTION SAINTS "Take You Down”  (Official Music Video)

From the album LIGHT IN THE DARK. 

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD TO PERFORM HEADLINING SET AT LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS

IN THIS MOMENT ADDED TO PERFORMANCE LINEUP
--LOS ANGELES CONCERT--THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 AT THE NOVO IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

 TICKETS ON-SALE NOW (here)

Also added to the bill will be a special live performance by IN THIS MOMENT. Known worldwide for their dramatic live performances, In This Moment-- Maria Brink (Vocals), Chris Howorth (Guitar), Travis Johnson (Bass), Randy Weitzel (Guitar)  Kent Diimmel (Drums)--have received rapturous praise in a range of national outlets.

The group released their new album RITUAL this summer via Atlantic Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records. Produced by longtime collaborator and multiple GRAMMY® Award nominee Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne), with RITUAL, In This Moment pushing their inimitably dark sound forward with a provocative sense of pervading doom and metallic blues power. Highlights include a dramatic reimagination of the Phil Collins classic "In The Air Tonight" as well as "Black Wedding," of which Brink shares the mic with legendary Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford.In This Moment made a stunning Top 10 chart debut with 2015's acclaimed album BLACK WIDOW. The album arrived at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and at #3 on Billboard's "Hard Rock Albums" marking their highest chart placement to date. Furthermore, the title track off In This Moment's 2012 album, BLOOD, has been certified gold by the RIAA and its companion music video has been viewed over 27 million times.

"We are very excited to be a part of the Loudwire Music Awards this year,” adds Maria Brink of In This Moment. “We have a big surprise in store for everyone watching! Get ready for the Black Wedding!"

Among the bands performing are ANTHRAX, HALESTORM, ICE-T’s BODYCOUNT, NOTHING MORE, STARSET and POWER TRIP, with special performances by MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine, JUDAS PRIEST’s Rob Halford and HATEBREED’s Jamey Jasta.

In addition, BLACK SABBATH icon Tony Iommi, VAN HALEN legend Sammy Hagar and the aforementioned ROB HALFORD will receive special honors at the event, which will be hosted by WWE superstar CHRIS JERICHO. Other acts set to appear include ZAKK WYLDE, VINNIE PAUL, STEVE VAI, REX BROWN, STEEL PANTHER, DAVID ELLEFSON, JOEY JORDISON, JOHN5, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD and many more.

Just hours prior to the LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS concert will be the “Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Summit” at the GRAMMY Museum next door to The Novo. Panels will feature Rob Halford, Sammy Hagar, Rex Brown, Steve Vai, Frank Bello and more. The “Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Summit” is free and open to the public; however, seating is on a first come, first serve basis.  LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS VIP ticket holders will be given priority seating at the summit.  Registration on Eventbrite is required for ALL summit attendees, including LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS VIP ticket holders. To register, visit (HERE) and purchase VIP tickets (HERE)

For more information on the 2017 LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS:

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Stone Temple Pilots Have Found A Singer 'That Fits The Bill'
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Stone Temple Pilots have been searching for a new frontman to replace the late Scott Weiland and guitarist Dean DeLeo revealed in a new interview that they believe they have found a new singer that "fits the bill".

Dean and Robert DeLeo discussed their exhaustive search for a new vocalist during an appearance on the SiriusXM "Trunk Nation" show with Dead revealing, "I think we have somebody that fits the bill. We've been very busy."

He went on to explain just how busy (via Blabbermouth) with the band looking at "about fifteen thousand people to audition through. Literally, Dean and Eric and I went through fifteen thousand, twenty thousand people - twice."

They were asked if they were already working on new music with the new singer and Robert replied, "Yes. Like Dean said, there's a lot of criteria here; there's many steps. And it's not the kind of thing where we're trying to replace... You can't replace Scott Weiland - you just can't - but there's things that naturally have to be there: songwriting, can he sing? Performing... all these things. It takes a while; you can't just make a decision like that. It's a lot to ask of someone to be able to respect the catalog vocally and move forward with new material - it's a lot to ask of someone."

"And also, is this a person that we want around our kids?" Dean added. "Is this a person that wants to be around me? [Laughs] That's why it's taking so long.

"We're pretty excited. We feel like we're sitting on the goose that lays the golden egg, man."

Guns N' Roses Reunion Tour A Blockbuster Success
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Guns N' Roses' "Not In This Lifetime" reunion tour has been one of the hottest tickets in live music and has now topped the $300 million mark since its launch in April of 2016.

According to Billboard, the reunited trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan added $53 million from their 15-show summer run of North American stadiums before more than 535,000 fans to expand the total revenue from the extended global trek.

The summer dates - which opened in St. Louis, MO on July 27 - saw Guns N' Roses snag their highest box office take at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN on July 30, where they raked in $5.5 million from 48,740 sold seats.

The group previously topped the 2017 worldwide tours list in July after earning an industry-leading $151.5 million gross from concerts between January 1 to June 30.

Guns N' Roses will begin a series of fall dates across North America in Philadelphia, PA on October 8. See the upcoming dates here.

Jason Aldean Opens 'SNL' With Tom Petty Cover And Vegas Speech
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Jason Aldean opened this weekend's (Oct. 7) Saturday Night Live with a moving speech regarding the Las Vegas shootings and a powerful cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down."

"This week we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history. Like everyone, I'm struggling to understand what happened that night, and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal," Aldean said. "So many people are hurting and they're our children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends. They're all part of our family."

"I want to say to them, we hurt for you and we hurt with you. You can be sure we're going to walk through these tough times together, every step of the way," he continued. "Because when America is at its best, our bond and our spirit, it's unbreakable." Watch Aldean's full speech and performance here.

Queen Stream Unreleased Versions Of We Will Rock You And More
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Queen are streaming previously unreleased alternate versions of "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions" from the upcoming November 17 release of a 40th anniversary box set edition of their 1977 album classic "News Of The World."

Both versions are included on a disc billed as the "Raw Sessions", which presents recently unearthed out-takes and rarities from the band's archives. The alternate take on "We Will Rock You" features a radically different approach to the guitar solo, plus the band's original studio banter recorded immediately prior to the master take - which reveals that the much-speculated noise at the beginning of the record is actually an echo of guitarist Brian May's count-in to the song

The unreleased "We Are The Champions" delivers many unfamiliar instrumental elements, including guitar parts and two more choruses while presenting - for the first time - the worldwide hit in its originally recorded length. Fans will hear the song's originally-recorded ending in its entirety versus the familiar, edited original album version that is known for its unresolved cliff-hanger closing.

The 40th anniversary reissue presents Bob Ludwig's 2011 remaster of the album alongside two discs of bonus tracks, a DVD of a new one-hour documentary, and a pure analogue re-cut of the original vinyl LP direct from the unmastered analogue master mix tapes. Stream the songs here.

Rolling Stones Stream Live Recording Of Their Debut Single
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The Rolling Stones are streaming a 1963 BBC live recording of their debut single - a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On" - as a preview to the forthcoming package, "On Air."

The track was captured live on the BBC's "Saturday Club" program, which ran from 1957 to 1969 and was, for years, one of the only UK broadcasts to present pop music on the airwaves.

Due December 1, "On Air" delivers a collection of live recordings of the Stones from 1963 and 1964 from a variety of BBC shows from the era, including "Yeah Yeah", "Blues In Rhythm", "The Joe Loss Pop Show" and "Top Gear."

The set, which features eight songs the band have never recorded or released commercially, is available as an 18-track single CD, 2LP and 32-track deluxe 2CD editions.

The audio collection "On Air" follows the recent release of a companion book, "The Rolling Stones On Air In The Sixties." Read more and stream the song here.

Paul McCartney Announces Eight Archival Reissues
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Christmas is coming early for Paul McCartney fans. On Nov. 17, the Beatles legend is set to release eight new titles from the Paul McCartney Archive Collection: McCartney, McCartney II, Tug Of War, Pipes Of Peace, Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram, Paul McCartney and Wings: Band On The Run, Wings: Venus And Mars, At The Speed Of Sound.

Each release will come in single CD digi-pak and 180-gram black vinyl single LP formats--as well as limited edition 180-gram color vinyl pressings. All vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection will feature a download card and fully restored artwork.

Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by McCartney himself, who oversees all aspects of each title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults. See the titles and corresponding limited edition vinyl colors here.

Jeff Lynne's ELO Preview Wembley Or Bust Concert Film
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Jeff Lynne's ELO have released a video trailer preview of their forthcoming concert film package, "Wembley Or Bust," which is set to be released on November 17th

The set presents Lynne's triumphant sold-out show before 60,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium this past June, where he delivered material from the Electric Light Orchestra's extensive hit-filled discography to "Do Ya" from his days with The Move, The Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care", and "When I Was A Boy" from his 2015 ELO comeback set "Alone In The Universe."

"It's the best time I ever had in music," says Lynne of the Wembley experience. "It is beyond anything I could have imagined." Directed by Paul Dugdale, "Wembley Or Bust" will be available in multiple formats, including 2CD/Blu Ray, 2 CD/DVD, 2CD and 3LP packages.

Formed in Birmingham, UK in 1970 by Lynne, Roy Wood and drummer Bev Bevan, ELO's unique mix of rock and classic elements saw the group amass a series of hits throughout the 1970s with songs like "Evil Woman", "Livin' Thing", "Strange Magic", "Telephone Line", "Shine A Little Love" and "Don't Bring Me Down", among others. Read more and watch the trailer here.

Gary Moore 'Blues And Beyond' Collection Announced
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The work of the late Irish guitarist Gary Moore will be featured on "Blues And Beyond", a new collection of studio and live performances set for release on November 24.

After making a name for himself in the late 1960s with the Dublin-based Skid Row and his numerous stints with classic rockers Thin Lizzy in the 1970s, Moore set out on a lengthy and successful solo career as a blues-based guitarist before his 2011 passing at the age of 58 from a heart attack following a night of heavy drinking while on vacation in Spain.

The multi-format "Blues And Beyond" features Moore's blues studio recordings alongside previously unreleased live material. 2CD and 4LP packages highlight the guitarist's studio work, while a 4CD box set edition presents that material and adds a never-before-released live album and the official Gary Moore biography, "I Can't Wait Until Tomorrow", by Harry Shapiro.

The box also includes a number of reproductions of ultra-rare memorabilia items including a concert ticket, album launch event invite, VIP wrist band and AAA pass.

"Blues And Beyond" is being previewed with a pair of live tracks, including Moore's takes on Johnny "Guitar" Watson's "Too Tired" and the Bobby "Blue" Bland classic "Further On Up The Road." Stream them here.

Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris Coming To DVD
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Eagle Vision have announced that they will be releasing Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris on November 10 in various formats including DVD, blu-ray and digital download. We were sent the following details:

Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris captures the tour as it hit the French capital for a very special performance at the iconic venue in April, 2017. Live At The Olympia Paris celebrates highlights from across the 16-time Grammy Award winner's illustrious career, with blistering performances of new songs from his latest album 57th & 9th including the infectious first single,"I Can't Stop Thinking About You", and the anthemic "50,000", alongside classic hits from The Police as well as Sting's solo career. Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris showcases the wide range of his eclectic style and songwriting influences in one momentous live show.

Sting is joined onstage by a 4-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, Josh Freese (drums), Rufus Miller (guitar) and Percy Cardona (accordion), with backing vocals from Joe Sumner plus Diego Navaira & Jerry Fuentes of Warner Music Nashville recording artists, The Last Bandoleros. Bonus content features 9 performances from Sting and special guests.

Praise for the 57th & 9th World Tour includes "This one was a treat for the fans" (Vancouver Sun); "Nothing short of brilliant" (Mass Live); "Sting's current incarnation finds him at his best" (The Daily Gazette, Saratoga); "It may look effortless - but being this good for this long takes something very special." (The Independent)

The sold out 57th & 9th World Tour was presented by Live Nation and began on February 1 in Vancouver, Canada. After a total of 115 concerts throughout North America, Asia, Latin America & Europe, the tour will conclude on October 17 in Romania. Sting's latest album, 57th & 9th was released in November 2016 by A&M/Interscope Records, and was a Top 10 album in multiple countries around the globe.

Cruise To The Edge Final Public Sale Launched For 2018 Event
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The progressive rock legends Yes hosted Cruise To The Edge announced that its final public sale for next year's cruise began last week and we were sent over the following details:

Hosted by prog-rock icons, Yes, the event features some of the world's greatest prog-rock musical artists. This magical 5-night cruise sails from Tampa, Florida from February 3-8, aboard Royal Caribbean's award-winning Brilliance Of The Seas, visiting two new ports: Belize City, Belize and Costa Maya, Mexico. As in past years, the 2018 CTTE pre-cruise party (complimentary to cruisers) will be hosted at Ferg's Live in Tampa, on the evening of Friday, February 2nd.

Conveniently located adjacent to the Port of Tampa, Ferg's Live is an exciting indoor/outdoor concert and dining venue offering unique craft beers and excellent cuisine. Just announced, Baraka will be performing at the CTTE pre-cruise party (2/2), with two additional acts to be revealed in the weeks to come.

On board, iconic prog-rock artists and cruise headliners YES, Marillion, Steve Hackett (of Genesis), Sons of Apollo featuring Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy (honoring Keith Emerson and Greg Lake and the music of ELP), and Marin Barre (of Jethro Tull) will perform multiple sets aboard the cruise. In addition, celebrated Canadian prog band SAGA, will make their final live appearance aboard the cruise, capping their illustrious 40-year career.

Other esteemed performers confirmed include: Anathema, Gong, Haken, Casey McPherson, Focus, Glass Hammer, Adrian Belew Power Trio, Lifesigns, Knifeworld, Sound of Contact, Stick Men with special guest violinist David Cross, Moon Safari, IO Earth, Bad Dreams, Thank You Scientist, Dave Kerzner, Baraka, Eric Gillette, and Brook Hansen. In addition, legendary YES album design artist, Roger Dean, will be aboard, displaying his most famous works in a private gallery where fans can purchase selected original pieces and limited-edition prints. The cruise will be hosted by UK journalist and preeminent YES expert, Jon Kirkman.

Beyond the sun, fun and exquisite dining, there will be artist/cruiser photo experiences, Q&A sessions, special theme nights and other events designed to optimize the artist/fan experience. This year will once again feature the unprecedented CTTE Late Night Live, where fans can sign up to showcase their own musical talents in four different performance scenarios: Late Night Live Pro Jam, guests are invited to play with a headline act; Artist's Choice, featuring fans and Prog legends performing together; The Main Event, where guests can shine with fellow Late Night Live musicians and Overtime Jam, where guests can choose a song to be featured in a late-night jam.

Limited cabins are still available here, with prices beginning at $1,309 per person, double occupancy. Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are additional and mandatory for all passengers, regardless of age.

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 Nominees Revealed
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Judas Priest, Dire Straits, The Cars and Bon Jovi are among the nominees for induction into the 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The Cleveland-based institution revealed the full list of 19 artists on Wednesday, which also includes Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine and The Moody Blues, among others.

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

2018 marks the first year of eligibility for Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine, and first nominations for Kate Bush, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and Link Wray received their second ballot entry; The Cars, MC5 and The Zombies are making their third appearance; LL Cool J and The Meters snagged their fourth listing; and, it's the fifth ballot for The J. Geils Band. Read more here.

AHMET ZAPPA STATEMENT

Hey Dweezil and everyone else reading this, I've been pretty quiet since you began this negative narrative about me and our family business, but when I heard that you once again went back to our father's fans for more money or "200%," I felt the need to speak up.

Let me start by saying, I would rather be sitting face to face with Dweezil and figuring things out privately and respectfully--like I think families should do. Frank would have wanted that. That fact has never changed on my end.  I have repeatedly said my door is open. The truth is, before Dweezil ever decided to take our UNFINISHED family business public, I asked for a family meeting in February 2016 with our estate attorneys to discuss everything and Dweezil wanted his outside lawyer in attendance. We were fine with that, even though we were confused as to why he felt it necessary to bring an outside attorney. What was important to me was sitting down with my siblings, finding clarity, resolving outstanding issues and having a mutual understanding of our new roles since our mother passed. We went back and forth trying to schedule the meeting between the four siblings and before the meeting was set, Dweezil went to the New York Times with a skewed version of our family business and started this distorted campaign against the ZFT (which is bizarre, since he is one of the four beneficiaries of the ZFT and had no problem recently cashing a check from the trust).

For those searching for some better understanding, when Gail passed away, each of us received a significant, identical amount of money, in the millions of dollars.  At the same time, the ZFT's terms (created by Frank and Gail) gave to Dweezil, along with my sisters and myself, money from the ZFT on any Frank Zappa related project. I repeat...ANY FRANK ZAPPA PROJECT. And the percentages were not decided by me, but are legally set forth in the trust.  This means that I can't give money to whomever I choose, but that Diva and I, as co-trustees of the ZFT, MUST follow the rules set forth in the document or we can be held accountable.

While I do not want to argue with Dweezil, I am compelled to let you all know again and again that the ZFT has no issue with Dweezil performing under his full name DWEEZIL ZAPPA.  The ZFT has never had an issue with it. The ZFT and its lawyers have repeated this to Dweezil and his different lawyers multiple times. For him to say that we have tried to stop him from using Dweezil Zappa is untrue and misleading. Additionally, Dweezil is representing that the ZFT owns rights in the DWEEZIL mark but this is absolutely false.  Dweezil owns four U.S. registration marks for DWEEZIL.  The first since 1998, originally filed in 1995.  You can look up the registrations (2214878, 2214879, 2272497, 2270908).  The ZFT owns no DWEEZIL marks and doesn't want to own any of them.  Our family business is about Frank Zappa.  Beyond that, this gets into the minutiae of Frank's trademarks since the 1970s.  For me on a personal level, I think it's disgraceful that Dweezil, a guy who has received millions of dollars, would mislead and manipulate Zappa fans into thinking he cannot afford to handle his own, again in my opinion, completely absurd lawsuit against the ZFT (of which he is a beneficiary), collecting money from many people who may have far less than he does...to fight a battle that if he TRULY wanted to resolve, he could have tried communicating directly with his little brother.

Regarding his latest posts about the ZFT lawyers not responding...Dweezil is correct, because I reached out personally instead.  What is even more confusing is that Dweezil should be aware that we have a mutually confirmed mediation date to try and settle all of this in early November (a date he chose and which we accommodated, due to Dweezil's schedule).  We wanted to have the mediation in October. So again, I don't understand all of this drama.

To explain further, before his September 29 post, I sent Dweezil an email asking to sit down, walk through everything together and figure it all out one-on-one rather than waiting for the mediation in November. He has still not responded to that note. Through our back and forth (via one of Dweezil's representatives), whom I also reached out to, I was optimistic that we were making good progress (which I am grateful for).  His rep suggested I reach out to Dweezil personally and I did.  When I spoke to this same rep the next day, he informed me then that Dweezil would not speak directly to me. So his post from September 29 is once again completely misleading and untrue.  On Tuesday, in a new statement on his website, Dweezil asks, "Why haven't you even replied to the offer?"  My question to him, why hasn't he responded to my personal outreaches so we could talk about the offer? Why won't he sit down with me instead of continuing the narrative that I am wasting money on lawyers? This is crazy. Dweezil--I have been speaking to your representative and we have been making progress. I have reached out to you directly to sit down with me and discuss not only family business, but whatever is underneath all of this for you AND we have scheduled a mediation hopefully to settle all of this in November. So the need to incite the fans and create this public outrage makes no sense to me since I believe the comments are untrue and consistently misleading, but as the co-trustee and fiduciary my lawyers have advised me I cannot speak to this in depth publically. Let me assure you, it has been beyond frustrating.

What everyone needs to understand is that this is not a black and white situation. But it is certainly solvable. I have an emotional responsibility because he is my brother and I care about him--despite what he continues to say publicly about me. But I also have a legal and fiduciary responsibility to do the right thing as a co-trustee of the Zappa Family Trust (along with our sister Diva), a position we never asked for but were given by our mother.  And to set the record straight once and for all about Dweezil's narrative of me or Diva making money, while stopping him from making his--I have not taken one dime for my day to day work as the co-trustee.  Neither has Diva. I have the difficult role of honoring what is legally spelled out in the trust, as well as trying to make everyone in our family happy which is really...really hard...apparently.

I ask anyone reading this that enjoys speaking up on this family situation to encourage Dweezil to sit down with me once and for all...and by all means wish us well as we navigate and protect the legacy of FZ. Because what I think is obvious common ground is that we both have a passion and love of our father. What I think should be happening is Dweezil should be out kicking ass playing Frank's music on the road, while we are kicking ass here creating different outlets of our father's work, both new and unseen for generations current and those to come. Dweezil, this is all a sad waste of time and money...if you really wanted to resolve everything and be part of this family, you'd sit down with me like I have asked.  I don't want to keep doing this in public. Let's get back to having respect for our family, our father's legacy and what we have been given...you were raised better than this. And we have a lot of amazing things ahead of us. There are so many things we could be doing together as a family as, I think, our parents would have wanted. We were raised in an epic way and truly wanted for nothing.  Considering everything going on in the world today, I feel shame that we are discussing this publically.  Again, with communication, these are super easy problems to solve. Your call bro. I am here. You want to resolve everything sooner, I am here. Or you can keep writing blog posts, wasting time and money on lawyers. And then I'll see you in November. 

HALL OF FAMER RICKY BYRD RELEASES CLEAN GETAWAY

A COLLECTION OF ROCK AND ROLL SONGS THAT ADDRESS ADDICTION AND RECOVERY

~PORTION OF SALES TO BENEFIT CLEAN GETAWAY NON-PROFIT 501(c)(3)~OCTOBER 20, 2017~

New York, NY (October 3, 2017)—Passion drives music…the deeper the passion, the larger the ripple effect.

This month, Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Ricky Byrd – founder of the non-profit Clean Getaway 501(c)(3)– will release Clean Getaway, a collection of 12 songs evoking the intricacies and emotions behind addiction and recovery. The album will be available via CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, and all other online stores, with a portion of the sales going to the Clean Getaway non-profit 501(c)(3).

Ricky Byrd has devoted himself to spreading the message of hope and possibilities through Rock and Roll. The mission of the Clean Getaway non-profit is to bring awareness, education, prevention and addiction resources to those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction through the healing power of music. It does this through Concert Events, Music Outreach Sessions and Early Education and Prevention programs.

For the past five years, Byrd has led recovery music groups in various treatment and detox facilities across the country. At the end of each session, the patients would ask where they could get the songs he played. That inspired him to raise the money via an online music campaign to record Clean Getaway, which will also be given away to patients.

In February 2017, he hunkered down in the studio, pulling various songs written for his music groups. Produced by Ricky Byrd and Bob Stander, the collection consists of self-penned songs, as well as a rocking cover of “Kicks” and material in which Byrd collaborated with songwriting luminaries Richie Supa and Mark Hudson. A master musical director and guitar virtuoso, Byrd is joined by several stellar musicians on Clean Getaway: Bobby Whitlock (keyboards, Derek and The Dominos), Steve Holley (drums - Wings), Bob Stander (bass), Andy Burton (keyboards, Little Steven and The Disciples Of Soul), Jeff Kazee (keyboards, Southside Johnny), John Isley and Chris Anderson of the Asbury Jukes (horns), Christine Ohlman (SNL band), Marge Raymond, Mark Hudson, and Sara Devine on vocals.

However, as far as Ricky is concerned, Recovery is the special guest here. “An important part of this journey is giving back and spreading the message,” he says. “I do my best talking through music…as a recovery troubadour.”

For more information about Clean Getaway non-profit 501(c)(3), please visit: https://www.cleangetaway.nyc.
 

Monster Energy Aftershock Band Performance Times Announced For California’s Biggest Rock Festival

Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22 at Discovery Park In Sacramento, CA

Band performance times and expanded onsite experiences have been announced for the sixth annual Monster Energy Aftershock--California's biggest rock festival--Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 at Discovery Park, near downtown Sacramento, CA. Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde, A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, and Mastodon top a bill of more than 35 artists performing on three stages.

Monster Energy Aftershock is the final event of the Fall For All festival series, created by Danny Wimmer Presents, which kicks off this weekend (September 30 & October 1) at Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY.

Band performance times for Monster Energy Aftershock are as follows:

Saturday, October 21

Monster Energy Stage

The BlackCraft Stage

8:20 PM

Nine Inch Nails

7:15 PM

A Perfect Circle

6:20 PM

Run The Jewels

5:25 PM

Mastodon

4:35 PM

Stone Sour

3:50 PM

Gojira

3:10 PM

Eagles of Death Metal

2:30 PM

Highly Suspect

1:55 PM

Nothing More

1:20 PM

Anti-Flag

12:45 PM

Greta Van Fleet

12:10 PM

Deap Vally

11:40 AM

1 AMVRKA

   
       

Capital Stage

   

5:30 PM

Tech N9ne

   

4:25 PM

August Burns Red

   

3:20 PM

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

 

2:10 PM

Code Orange

   

1:10 PM

He Is Legend

   

12:15 PM

Joyous Wolf

   
       

Sunday, October 22

Monster Energy Stage

The BlackCraft Stage

7:35 PM

Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde

6:30 PM

Five Finger Death Punch

5:35 PM

Marilyn Manson

4:45 PM

Halestorm

4:00 PM

In This Moment

3:20 PM

Hollywood Undead

2:45 PM

Of Mice & Men

2:10 PM

Suicidal Tendencies

1:40 PM

Beartooth

1:10 PM

Starset

12:40 PM

New Years Day

12:10 PM

Black Map

       

Capital Stage

   

4:50 PM

Steel Panther

   

3:50 PM

Fozzy

   

2:50 PM

Power Trip

   

1:50 PM

DED

   

12:50 PM

Them Evils

   
         


In addition to music, Monster Energy Aftershock offers many onsite experiences, including artist signings at the Monster Energy Experience, along with beverage sampling and prime viewing from the Monster Energy viewing deck. Fans can get the full VIP treatment at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort VIP Lounge, participate in some rock ‘n’ roll philanthropy at Take Me Home animal rescue and Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live, and check out activations from Coors Light and Heavy Grass. Other highlights include:

Caduceus Wine Garden: This wine garden will highlight Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, owned by Arizona resident Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts TOOL, A Perfect Circle, and PUSCIFER. Having already dove headfirst into this venture, Maynard found out from a distant relative that wine making is in his blood. His Great Grandfather, "Spirito" Marzo, had vineyards and made wine in Venaus, Italy, just North of Turino in Piemonte.

Website: https://caduceus.org/

The Music Experience: The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are used by today's most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rock star and you may even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members from the festival at the Music Experience Tent. You can win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff, as well.

Website: http://themusicexperience.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheMusicExp

Instagram: www.instagram.com/tmexp

Twitter: https://twitter.com/themusicxp

Monster Energy Aftershock Eats will feature nearly 20 food vendors, including:

Angry Bird Grill (chicken & turkey on a medieval hand-forged iron grill) • Bacon MANia (bacon-topped sandwiches, sides & desserts) • Barrett’s Burgers (specialty burgers) • Barrett’s Sliders (specialty sliders on sweet Hawaiian buns) • Big Joe’s BBQ (smoked & grilled meats & classic BBQ sides) • Bubba’s BBQ (BBQ & funnel cakes) • Cousins Maine Lobster (fresh Maine lobster) • Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream (flash frozen ice cream beads) • Dog Town (gourmet hot dogs, burgers, & more) • Drewski’s Hot Rod Sandwiches (sandwiches & tater tots) • Florez Bar And Grill (Mexican) • La Mex Taqueria (tacos, burritos & tortas) • Mac Attack (mac n cheese variations) • Monster Fries & Sandwiches (crispy, meat-topped garlic fries & more) Mount Olympus (a variety of Mediterranean delights) • Sausage King (gourmet sausage) • Smokin Hot Pizza (wood fired pizza) • Spicy Pie Pizza (spicy pizza, fresh-squeezed lemonade & fresh-brewed iced tea) • Xochimilco Mexican (giant burritos, tacos & Super Nachos, plus BBQ’d oysters)

Weekend and single day tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock, as well as General Admission ticket 4-packs, are on sale now at www.aftershockconcert.com. VIP ticket packages are sold out. A limited number of VIP and GA hotel packages are still available while supplies last. Discounted hotel rates are also available through Curadora. Visit aftershockconcert.com for details.

Monster Energy Aftershock is again offering a Park & Ride shuttle program, as parking at Discovery Park is extremely limited. Each Park & Ride ticket includes parking at Sleep Train Arena and a non-stop shuttle directly to the festival site. Festivalgoers are encouraged to carpool to Sleep Train Arena and save. A very limited number of premium parking spots in the Natomas Corporate Center lot directly across from Discovery Park are available for purchase. For all pricing and more details, visit http://aftershockconcert.com/parking-shuttles/.

Monster Energy Aftershock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Northern Invasion, and more.

Sponsors for Monster Energy Aftershock include: Monster Energy, Coors Light, The Music Experience, Thunder Valley, Take Me Home, Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live, Heavy Grass, BlackCraft Cult, Ace of Spades, Roadrunner Records, Century Media, Razor & Tie, Fearless Records, Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, Zippo, CHRGR, California’s Finest and Juxtapoz.

For more on Fall For All, visit: www.TheFallForAll.com.

For more on Monster Energy Aftershock, visit:

Website: http://aftershockconcert.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AftershockFestival
Twitter: http://twitter.com/aftershocksac
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aftershockconcert/

CRUISE TO THE EDGE 2018 FINAL PUBLIC SALE BEGINS UPDATED LINEUP ANNOUNCED

PROG-ROCK'S BIGGEST ANNUAL FESTIVAL AT SEA HOSTED BY ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE, YES SAILING FEBRUARY 3-8, 2018 ABOARD ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS VISITING BELIZE CITY, BELIZE AND COSTA MAYA, MEXICO

LINE-UP FEATURES 25-PLUS PERFORMING ARTISTS INCLUDING YES plus MARILLION, STEVE HACKETT (OF GENESIS), SAGA,  SONS OF APOLLO featuring MIKE PORTNOY AND DEREK SHERINIAN, ANATHEMA, GONG, HAKEN, CARL PALMER’S ELP LEGACY,

MARTIN BARRE (OF JETHRO TULL), CASEY MCPHERSON, FOCUS, GLASS HAMMER, ADRIAN BELEW POWER TRIO, LIFESIGNS, KNIFEWORLD, SOUND OF CONTACT, STICK MEN, MOON SAFARI, IO EARTH, BAD DREAMS, THANK YOU SCIENTIST, DAVE KERZNER, BARAKA, ERIC GILETTE, BROOK HANSEN, LATE NIGHT LIVE AND THE ART OF ROGER DEAN

With only 4 months to go before sailing, Cruise To The Edge, progressive rock’s largest festival at sea, announced that its final public sale began yesterday (10/4). Limited cabins are still available at CruiseToTheEdge.com, with prices beginning at $1,309 per person, double occupancy. Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are additional and mandatory for all passengers, regardless of age.

Hosted by prog-rock icons, YES, the event features some of the world’s greatest prog-rock musical artists. This  magical 5-night cruise sails from Tampa, Florida from February 3-8, aboard Royal Caribbean’s award-winning Brilliance Of The Seas, visiting two new ports: Belize City, Belize and Costa Maya, Mexico. As in past years, the 2018 CTTE pre-cruise party (complimentary to cruisers) will be hosted at Ferg’s Live in Tampa, on the evening of Friday, February 2nd.

Conveniently located adjacent to the Port of Tampa, Ferg’s Live is an exciting indoor/outdoor concert and dining venue offering unique craft beers and excellent cuisine. Just announced, Baraka will be performing at the CTTE pre-cruise party (2/2), with two additional acts to be revealed in the weeks to come.

On board, iconic prog-rock artists and cruise headliners YES, Marillion, Steve Hackett (of Genesis), Sons of Apollo featuring Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (honoring Keith Emerson and Greg Lake and the music of ELP), and Marin Barre (of Jethro Tull) will perform multiple sets aboard the cruise. In addition, celebrated Canadian prog band SAGA, will make their final live appearance aboard the cruise, capping their illustrious 40-year career.

Other esteemed performers confirmed include: Anathema, Gong, Haken, Casey McPherson, Focus, Glass Hammer, Adrian Belew Power Trio, Lifesigns, Knifeworld, Sound of Contact, Stick Men with special guest violinist David Cross, Moon Safari, IO Earth, Bad Dreams, Thank You Scientist, Dave Kerzner, Baraka, Eric Gillette, and Brook Hansen. In addition, legendary YES album design artist, Roger Dean, will be aboard, displaying his most famous works in a private gallery where fans can purchase selected original pieces and limited-edition prints. The cruise will be hosted by UK journalist and preeminent YES expert, Jon Kirkman.

Beyond the sun, fun and exquisite dining, there will be artist/cruiser photo experiences, Q&A sessions, special theme nights and other events designed to optimize the artist/fan experience. This year will once again feature the unprecedented CTTE Late Night Live, where fans can sign up to showcase their own musical talents in four different performance scenarios: Late Night Live Pro Jam, guests are invited to play with a headline act; Artist's Choice, featuring fans and Prog legends performing together; The Main Event, where guests can shine with fellow Late Night Live musicians and Overtime Jam, where guests can choose a song to be featured in a late-night jam.

Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance Of The Seas features acres of glass enclosing a nine-story central atrium, elevators facing the sea, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. Passengers can enjoy the tranquil Solarium pool, recharge at VitalitySM Spa, or reach new heights climbing the signature rock-climbing wall. When the sun goes down, the night heats up with epic prog performances on stages throughout the vessel. Combined with some of the best food and service afloat, Cruise to the Edge is truly the greatest prog-rock show on earth and is a can’t-miss event for prog enthusiasts throughout the world.

Click here for official cruise merchandise. For more info, visit CruiseToTheEdge.com and follow @cruisetotheedge on Facebook and Twitter.

JAM THE HITS WITH REO SPEEDWAGON AND FOREIGNER AT ROCK AND ROLL FANTASY CAMP!

PERFORM “CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING”, “TAKE IT ON THE RUN” WITH KEVIN CRONIN OF REO SPEEDWAGON, “HOT BLOODED” WITH JEFF PILSON AND BRUCE WATSON OF FOREIGNER AND MORE!

LOS ANGELES – , 2017 – Celebrate some of the greatest rock and roll anthems and power ballads of all time, as Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp announces it's upcoming  camp featuring Kevin Cronin of REO SPEEDWAGON, Jeff Pilson and Bruce Watson of FOREIGNER and Jack Blades and Brad Gillis of NIGHT RANGER-Presidents Day Weekend, February 15-18,2018  in Los Angeles CA, welcoming  in Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp’s 22nd Anniversary!

"I was one of the lucky few whose rock'n roll dream actually came true. To be able to bring back the fun, and share the joy of playing music with people who may not have played since their high school garage band days is way cool. I love it. Let's rock!”  KC

Spend 4 days immersed in the soundtrack to your life as you jam such hits as  “Keep on Loving You”, “I Want to Know What Love Is” and “Sister Christian” with the hit makers and current members of these 3 iconic rock bands.

Over the course of four music filled days, campers will be placed into bands led by rock star counselors including Tony Franklin (The Firm),  Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath), Arianna Powell  and many more.  Musicians will hone their stage presence, learn to play some of rock music’s greatest anthems, get tips on playing as a band and hear stories of life on the road from their rock star counselors. Attendees will also attend master classes and jams rooms with these renowned musicians and then perform live with their band in front of a packed house at the infamous Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip.

Also available is The Ultimate Backstage Pass fan package-for the non-musician man or woman who always wanted to come to Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp! Attendees will participate in the Q&A sessions and watch the amazing jams and performances with all our amazing headliners along with the incredible rock star counselors. Attend master classes; attend the opening night party and all-star counselor jam as well as the live performances at Lucky Strike and the Whisky A Go Go on the legendary Sunset Strip plus much more!

REO Speedwagon cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s. Hi Infidelity (1980) contained four US Top 40 hits and is the group's best-selling album, with over ten million copies sold.

Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than 40 million records and has charted thirteen Top 40 hits, including the number ones "Keep On Loving You" and "Can't Fight This Feeling". REO Speedwagon remains a popular live act as they continually tour the world.

Foreigner are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, including 37.5 million records in the US.

Night Ranger gained popularity during the 1980s with a series of albums and singles.The band's first five albums sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and have sold 17 million albums total

Don't get left out! This bucket list experience will sell out!

The four-day camp is on sale now at www.rockcamp.com

Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp is a non-competitive atmosphere designed for all levels of musicians and music enthusiasts. Participants are placed in bands with like-minded people and skill level to make for an off-the-charts experience

ABOUT ROCK AND  ROLL FANTASY CAMP

For our attendees, this is a life changing experience. Some of the attendees play well and even gave up careers as musicians to become CEOs and lawyers. Some attendees can’t play at all. What they all have in common is passion for rock music. At Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp they all get to pursue their passion – and meet, and play with the artists who became the soundtrack of their lives.

David Fishof is the founder and creator of the famed Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp where rock dreams become reality. Past rock star camp headliners have included Jeff Beck, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Roger Daltrey (The Who), Joe Perry (Aerosmith) Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Gene Simmons (KISS), Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule), David Crosby, Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Slash, Bret Michaels (Poison), Cheap Trick, Ginger Baker (Cream) Vince Neil (Motley Crue), among others.

For additional information, please visit www.rockcamp.com or call 888.762.BAND.

 

STING: LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA PARIS LIVE DVD, BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL CONCERT FILM TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 10

“At the heart of what Sting does is a supreme songwriting talent, flowing melodies, audacious grooves and meaningful lyrics delivered by a master musician...with a thrilling super-honed musical attack and swagger.”

– The Telegraph

Eagle Vision and Cherrytree Management today announced the release of Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris on November 10 on DVD, blu-ray and digital download. Physical pre-orders are open now.

Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris captures the musician’s critically-acclaimed guitar-driven rock tour as it hit the French capital for a very special performance at the iconic venue in April, 2017. Hailed “the show of a lifetime” (The Vancouver Globe & Mail), Live At The Olympia Paris celebrates highlights from across the 16-time Grammy® Award winner’s illustrious career, with blistering performances of new songs from his latest album 57th & 9th including the infectious first single,“I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”, and the anthemic “50,000”, alongside classic hits from The Police as well as Sting’s solo career. Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris showcases the wide range of his eclectic style and songwriting influences in one momentous live show.

Sting is joined onstage by a 4-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, Josh Freese (drums), Rufus Miller (guitar) and Percy Cardona (accordion), with backing vocals from Joe Sumner plus Diego Navaira & Jerry Fuentes of Warner Music Nashville recording artists, The Last Bandoleros. Bonus content features 9 performances from Sting and special guests.

Praise for the 57th & 9th World Tour includes “This one was a treat for the fans” (Vancouver Sun); “Nothing short of brilliant” (Mass Live); ”Sting’s current incarnation finds him at his best” (The Daily Gazette, Saratoga); “It may look effortless – but being this good for this long takes something very special.” (The Independent)

The sold out 57th & 9th World Tour was presented by Live Nation and began on February 1 in Vancouver, Canada. After a total of 115 concerts throughout North America, Asia, Latin America & Europe, the tour will conclude on October 17 in Romania. Sting’s latest album, 57th & 9th was released in November 2016 by A&M/Interscope Records, and was a Top 10 album in multiple countries around the globe.

Sting is managed by Martin Kierszenbaum at Cherrytree Management.