Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Scorpions announce summer North American dates


The Scorpions have announced new dates for their farewell tour.

The German rockers have announced a summer tour of North America, starting June 8 in Reno and running through July 12 in Washington, DC.

More dates are expected to be announced; for a full list of concerts, check out the band’s website here.

At this point, “The Final Sting” World Tour is set to wrap up October 13 in Munich.

In addition to the group’s farewell trek, The Scorps are also supporting their latest album, “Comeblack,” a collection of classic rock covers and rerecorded band hits.


The Scorpions
2012 North American tour


Jun 08 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
Jun 09 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
Jun 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Jun 12 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jun 14 - Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Pavilion
Jun 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Jun 17 - Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
Jun 20 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Center Arena
Jun 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
Jun 23 - Las Vegas, NV - Thomas & Mack Center
Jun 27 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Jun 29 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
Jun 30 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
Jul 02 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheater
Jul 03 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Jul 06 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 07 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Theater
Jul 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for Performing Arts
Jul 12 - Washington D.C. - Merriweather Post Pavilion


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The Scorpions – No One Like You



See also:

VIDEO: The Scorpions rock German TV
The Scorpions: Big City Nights documentary due in 2013
The Scorpions to perform with film orchestra at Berlin Classic Open Air 2011
VIDEO: Scorpions rock Mikhail Gorbachev’s 80th Birthday Concert

Guns N’ Roses announce L.A. shows


Guns N’ Roses have announced a series of Los Angeles dates as part of their current “Up Close And Personal” tour.

Fresh from their critically acclaimed, sold-out-in-minutes "New York Takeover" and subsequent intimate run of shows along the eastern seaboard, GNR will be doing the same on the west coast in March.

It's been 22 years since GNR last visited the Hollywood Palladium, where they have set their first stop on the L.A. run on March 9. GNR will make their first appearances two L.A. music landmarks, The Wiltern on March 11, and House of Blues Sunset Strip on March 12.

Pre-sale for the "Los Angeles Takeover" will begin on Thursday, March 1 at 10 AM PT, public onsale is set for Friday, March 2 at 10 AM PT.


Guns N’ Roses
2012 US Tour


Mar 01 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
Mar 03 - House of Blues - Orlando, FL
Mar 05 - Fillmore Miami Beach - Miami, FL
Mar 09 - Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 11 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 12 - House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA



See also:

VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses Axl Rose apologizes to Philadelphia for 2002 incident
Guns N’ Roses announce UK tour
Guns N’ Roses: Slash unsure of Rock Hall induction plans
Guns N’ Roses announce 3 more US dates
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses rock Chicago for charity
RUMOR: Guns N’ Roses to play Israel this summer
VIDEO: Watch full Guns N’ Roses New York Fashion Week concert
Guns N’ Roses: All original members will be at Rock Hall induction
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses launch intimate tour in New York
Guns N’ Roses announce Detroit show
Guns N’ Roses confirm New York club shows & more
Guns N’ Roses confirm more European dates
Guns N’ Roses announce two European dates
Guns N' Roses update from bassist Tommy Stinson
Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose serves jury duty
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses rock Las Vegas
Guns N’ Roses: Slash talks Axl Rose and more with Esquire
VIDEO: Watch complete Guns N’ Roses L.A. concert
VIDEO: Watch Guns N’ Roses rock Los Angeles
Axl Rose not interested in Guns N’ Roses reunion
Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose says no plan yet for Rock Hall performance
Guns N’ Roses: Slash has not RSVP’d for Rock Hall induction
Rock Hall CEO confirms Guns N’ Roses induction lineup
VIDEO: Axl Rose ejects fan from Guns N’ Roses concert
Rock News Artist Of The Year #3: GUNS N’ ROSES
VIDEO: Duff McKagan joins Guns N’ Roses in Vancouver
PHOTOS: Duff McKagan joins Guns N’ Roses in Vancouver
VIDEO: Duff McKagan joins Guns N’ Roses in Seattle
Rock News Story Of The Year #5: GUNS N’ ROSES
PHOTOS: Duff McKagan joins Guns N’ Roses in Seattle
Guns N’ Roses: Duff McKagan on Rock Hall, opening for Axl Rose
VIDEO: Matt Sorum shares his final days with Guns N’ Roses
Guns N’ Roses: Former drummer predicts Rock Hall induction will be a train wreck
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses - Matt Sorum comments on Rock Hall induction
Guns N’ Roses: Duff McKagan comments on Rock Hall induction
Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose comments on Rock Hall induction
Guns N’ Roses: Steven Adler comments on Rock Hall induction
Guns N’ Roses: Slash comments on Rock Hall induction
Guns N’ Roses, Chili Peppers enter Rock Hall Of Fame
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses play Civil War for first time in 18 years
Matt Sorum talks Guns N’ Roses reunion
VIDEO: Watch Axl Rose That Metal Show interview
VIDEO: Axl Rose on Welcome To The Jungle
VIDEO: Axl Rose felt pressure to release Chinese Democracy
VIDEO: Axl Rose explains Guns N’ Roses' late starts
Guns N’ Roses: Slash talks Rock Hall Of Fame
Guns N’ Roses keyboardist defends band’s disrespect of fans
Guns N’ Roses: Duff McKagan talks Rock Hall Of Fame
Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose plans on being late for shows
Guns N’ Roses reunion: Gilby Clarke is in if Slash is
Duff McKagan ponders Guns N’ Roses Rock Hall nomination
Guns N’ Roses lead 2012 Rock Hall nominations
VIDEO: Watch full Guns N’ Roses set from Rock In Rio 4

VIDEO: Kenny Chesney rocks night 2 of Springsteen week


Bruce Springsteen week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon continued Tuesday with musical guest Kenny Chesney.

Fallon is dedicating a series of programs to The Boss to mark the March 6 release of his new album, “Wrecking Ball.”

Night 2 of Springsteen week saw Chesney perform Springsteen’s 1985 hit, “I’m On Fire,” from Bruce's “Born In The USA” album.

Kenny previously covered the song as one of the bonus tracks for his 2004 release, “When the Sun Goes Down.”

Up next is John Legend on Wednesday, who will perform “Dancing In The Dark”; Elvis Costello guests on Thursday’s show, and Springsteen himself does double-duty on Friday: he’ll be the show’s sole guest and will also perform with the E Street Band.


Bruce Springsteen Week
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon


Feb 29 – John Legend – “Danicng in The Dark”
Mar 01 – Elvis Costello – “Brilliant Disguise”
Mar 02 – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band


Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Kenny Chesney – I’m On Fire
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – February 28, 2012



See also:

VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen rocks Jimmy Fallon
Bruce Springsteen plays benefit for former trainer
Jimmy Fallon to host Bruce Springsteen week
VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen – We Take Care Of Our Own
Bruce Springsteen adds Clarence Clemons’ nephew to E Street lineup
Bruce Springsteen to perform at Grammys
Bruce Springsteen to play Apollo Theater
Bruce Springsteen announces US tour
AUDIO: Bruce Springsteen – We Take Care Of Our Own
Christmas Rock: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Bruce Springsteen finishing new album
VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen joins Bob Seger on stage in New York
Bruce Springsteen: 2012 SXSW keynote speaker
Bruce Springsteen announces 2012 UK dates
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: New album & tour in 2012
New Jersey University to host Bruce Springsteen collection
VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen helps Sting celebrate 60
Bruce Springsteen born to run New Jersey?
VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen plays Clarence Clemons tribute
Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen named Top American Rock Bands of All Time by Gibson
Bruce Springsteen shares his eulogy for Clarence Clemons
Tributes to Clarence Clemons top the hennemusic Hot 10
Bruce Springsteen says goodbye to Clarence Clemons
VIDEO: U2 pays tribute to Clarence Clemons in Anaheim
VIDEO: Bon Jovi pays tribute to Clarence Clemons in Denmark
Springsteen sax man Clarence Clemons passes away at 69
Bruce Springsteen issues statement regarding Clarence Clemons
Clarence Clemons recovering from stroke
Bruce Springsteen saxophonist Clarence Clemons suffers stroke
VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen rocks Boston with Dropkick Murphys
Super Bowl Flashback: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (2009)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Foreigner guitarist recovering from heart surgery


Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones is reportedly recovering well following heart surgery in Miami.

The New York Post reports Jones underwent aortoiliac bypass surgery in Miami and sources tell the paper that the rocker is “already up and walking around” after undergoing the operation at Mount Sinai Hospital this week.

Mick's procedure involved using a shunt to unite the aorta and iliac artery to relieve obstruction.

A source tells the Post that Jones “is doing great and can’t wait to get back onstage.”

Foreigner return to the road for US dates starting March 1.


Foreigner Foreigner

Foreigner – Urgent
PBS – Soundstage (2008)



See also:

Foreigner: Original singer says current lineup is misleading fans
Foreigner to release 3-disc set next month

David Lee Roth: I am Eddie Van Halen’s biggest fan


The 2012 Van Halen tour is only a few shows in and the fan reviews continue to be strong.

VH have been dropping some rarely-played gems in the setlists and mixing things up a little as they settle into the start of the trip.

This week, VH play two nights at Madison Square Garden, and the New York Post caught up with David Lee Roth for an update on the band’s tour in support of “A Different Kind Of Truth.”

“We’re doing a lot of tunes that don’t usually get out of the deck and Edward is more lucid now than any time in my memory,” explains Roth. “I’m his biggest fan. I still remember the first time I saw him playing in a backyard party in Pasadena in high school. He was great then and he’s great now. We’ve come full circle.”

Asked what sets VH apart from other bands, Dave says “We throw a sick party, and if you get invited, you gotta go. For starters, on this tour Kool and the Gang are opening our shows, and that’s full circle for us because we used to play ‘Hollywood Swinging’ in five-sets-a-night-beer-bars. And the first three songs on our new record are thunder-funk. What we’re giving is the best of the old and the new — think of it like watching ‘Dragnet’ on your iPad.”

Roth was asked how the pop world changed since VH started in the 70s.

“These days, I see too much cheerleading and not enough stagecraft, and what I’m seeing isn’t worth cheering for,” replies Roth. “The questions I want to ask most of my colleagues are: Can you even do the whole song from beginning to end? Can you do it onstage like you did it in the studio? Do you float like a butterfly or sting like a pre-recorded bee?”


Van Van Halen

Van Halen – Outta Love Again
KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY – February 18, 2012



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Van Halen tops the hennemusic Hot 10 for 5th week
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Sammy Hagar: Eddie Van Halen underused bassist Michael Anthony
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VIDEO: David Lee Roth interviews the Van Halen brothers part 2
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Van Halen land #1 Rock Album on Billboard
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Van Halen debuts on Billboard album chart
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Van Halen: New album enters UK charts
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VIDEO: David Lee Roth explains Van Halen and the legend of the Brown M&M’s
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VIDEO: Van Halen rock dress rehearsal for tour
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Van Halen vs. Adele for Billboard #1 next week
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VIDEO: David Lee Roth interviews the Van Halen brothers
David Lee Roth defines the Van Halen sound
VIDEO: Van Halen – A Different Kind Of Truth timelapse
VIDEO: Van Halen play secret show in Los Angeles
Michael Anthony: No plans to challenge Van Halen over old songs
Sammy Hagar slams new Van Halen again
David Lee Roth talks new Van Halen album
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VIDEO: David Lee Roth explains Van Halen’s Tattoo
VIDEO: Van Halen unplug for You Really Got Me
Sammy Hagar slams new Van Halen single
Van Halen: Tattoo earns Top 20 debut on Billboard’s Rock Songs chart
Eddie Van Halen donates 75 guitars to L.A. schools
VIDEO: Van Halen – Tattoo
VIDEO: Van Halen rock 1979 classics in New York
VIDEO: Van Halen rock 1978 classics in New York
VIDEO: Van Halen rock 'Panama' at New York club show
VIDEO: Van Halen debut new song at New York club show
Van Halen 2012 tour dates announced
NBC's Al Roker uncooperative on Van Halen flight to New York
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Van Halen win two hennemusic Rock News Awards
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Ace Frehley working on new book and album


Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is busy these days with a few projects on the go.

“I’ve started working on a new album, I’m writing a new book… there are a lot of good things on the horizon,” Frehley tells I Heart Guitar. “At this point I think it’s just going to be an extension of [his 2011 book] ‘No Regrets.’ There’s so much I left out because of the deadline, but after talking with so many different people I’ve got so many stories that have eluded me over the years. And there just wasn’t enough room to put them into ‘No Regrets,’ and I was past the deadline as it was. But I think I’m going to come out with something in the effect of like a ‘No Regrets II.’”

“But I also have the idea to put out a guitar book with all my guitar effects, tricks, recording techniques,” adds Ace. “I’ve learned a lot of tricks from working with a lot of great producers over the years, and I think I should write a book about it!”

Frehley’s "No Regrets: A Rock 'N' Roll Memoir" debuted at #10 on the New York Times "Hardcover Nonfiction" best sellers list upon its release last fall.

The focus of the I Heart Guitar session was the recent introduction of the Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom model, described as a painstaking recreation of Frehley’s modified Les Paul Custom, based on intimate examination of the instrument’s current condition.

The original Cherry Sunburst, three-pickup Les Paul was Ace’s main instrument through the 70s during his tenure with KISS.

“It was my favourite guitar that I used pretty much exclusively through the 70s and 80s, I guess,” Frehley says of the original instrument. “I continued to use it even with Frehley’s Comet. I don’t even remember when I got it! It was some time around 1975, 76. I had three or four backups, but the particular one that they just released, which is called the Budokan guitar, it was always my favourite guitar, my number one. It just felt the best and played the best.”


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Ace Frehley – Shock Me / guitar solo
Nokia Center - New York City – March 21, 2010



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Ace Frehley debuts on New York Times Best Sellers List
VIDEO: Ace Frehley New York book-signing event
VIDEO: Ace Frehley on The Today Show
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VIDEO: Ace Frehley falls off stage in New York
VIDEO: Ace Frehley rocks NYC
KISS: First look at Ace Frehley autobiography
KISS: Ace Frehley book-signing tour announced
KISS: Ace Frehley has No Regrets
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KISS: Ace Frehley autobiography due in November
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Ace Frehley to play full 1978 solo debut at Hard Rock Hell V
VIDEO: Ace Frehley plays NHL post-game in Tampa Bay
Ace Frehley: Tampa Bay Lightning, KISS, and make up
KISS: Ace Frehley autobiography delayed to 2013
KISS: NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning play the wrong Ace
KISS eBay showdown: Ace vs. Paul – who won?

VIDEO: Slash & Betty White’s new commercial for the L.A. Zoo


Slash has had a long association with the Los Angeles Zoo, and he’s now filmed a new commercial for it with Betty White.

The new ad is to promote the March 8 launch of the zoo’s new attraction, called The Lair, which will feature “60 species of weird, rare and endangered amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles."

Renowned animal lover White has long helped raise funds and awareness for the zoo, while also serving as a C-Chair on the board of trustees for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA).

Last year, Slash was honored by GLAZA as he was presented with the inaugural Tom F. Mankiewicz Leadership Award, which recognizes his longtime contributions to establishing environmental welfare programs.

Slash is also a trustee on GLAZA's board and has supported the L.A. Zoo and zoos around the world.

Learn more about the L.A. Zoo here.




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VIDEO: Slash interviewed on Sydney’s Triple M
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AUDIO: Preview new Slash single
VIDEO: Slash in the studio part 4
Guns N’ Roses: Slash unsure of Rock Hall induction plans
VIDEO: Slash & Lenny Kravitz rock Muhammad Ali tribute
VIDEO: Slash in the studio part 3
Guns N’ Roses: All original members will be at Rock Hall induction
Slash announces spring US tour
VIDEO: Slash in the studio part 2
VIDEO: Slash in the studio
Slash: New album update
Slash: New album update
Guns N’ Roses: Slash has not RSVP’d for Rock Hall induction
Slash: New album update
Slash: New album update
Slash and Ozzy Osbourne lead this week’s new releases
Slash: Velvet Revolver auditioning singers next month
Guns N’ Roses: Slash talks Rock Hall Of Fame
Slash to debut new songs at two private LA shows
Slash: Song titles from next album surface
VIDEO: Axl Rose says drunken Slash peed himself often
Slash has almost 20 songs ready for next album
Slash starts recording new album next month
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses 1992 lineup salutes Slash
Guns N’ Roses: Slash talks Use Your Illusion on its 20th anniversary
VIDEO: Slash rocks Charlie Sheen Roast
Slash: Live DVD due in November
Slash renews wedding vows for 10th Anniversary
Slash renewing wedding vows for 10th Anniversary
Slash records with Mary J. Blige
Former Guns N’ Roses members to honor Slash at Road Recovery benefit

VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses Axl Rose apologizes to Philadelphia for 2002 incident


Here’s something you don’t see every day: an apology from Axl Rose.

During Monday night's Guns N’ Roses show at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, Axl took a few moments to explain why he failed to show up for a GNR gig in the city in December of 2002, resulting in a riot which sent five people to the hospital.

“I already got sued for about, everything I own by f**kin' corporate radio and s**t,” begain Axl. “Now we're back on tour…I have to shut up. I did cancel the first show, at about six in the morning. My manager told me he canceled it and then didn't. And then Clear Channel wanted us to f**k up, because they wanted to end the tour. 'Cause they had some s**t going on in Florida or something… I don't know… a whole bunch of bulls**t. But I got really sick; it had nothing to do with fur coats and basketball games, you know. I love Philly. I came to visit here a few times and I really liked it. So I said, 'OK we're gonna risk it, what if we can throw in a show in Philly?' So it's good to be here with you people. I want to apologize for my part of that. You know, so… I'm not saying I'm innocent.”

According to Philadelphia news stations, the 2002 incident included an opening act at the First Union Center that performed for two hours before the show was called off, reportedly “due to health issues.”

The 2002 Chinese Democracy Tour was the band’s first major trip since 1993, was eventually shut down just five days following the Philly incident. 35 dates had originally been scheduled, but the band ended up performing at only 16.

This week’s gig was part of GNR’s current “Up Close And Personal Tour” of the States, which sees the band playing intimate theatre shows as opposed to their regular arena dates.


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Guns N’ Roses – Axl’s apology / You Could Be Mine
Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA – February 27, 2012



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Guns N’ Roses: Slash unsure of Rock Hall induction plans
Guns N’ Roses announce 3 more US dates
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses rock Chicago for charity
RUMOR: Guns N’ Roses to play Israel this summer
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Guns N’ Roses: All original members will be at Rock Hall induction
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Guns N’ Roses announce Detroit show
Guns N’ Roses confirm New York club shows & more
Guns N’ Roses confirm more European dates
Guns N’ Roses announce two European dates
Guns N' Roses update from bassist Tommy Stinson
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VIDEO: Slash in the studio part 5


More cool video of Slash in the studio has been made available.

The new clip is the fifth in a series that shows behind the scenes action while Slash works on putting together his second solo album, “Apocalyptic Love.”

The footage shows Slash and the band rocking through the project’s first single, “You’re A Lie,” which premiered Monday on rock radio worldwide.

“Rock and roll for me was always about a certain artistic freedom, freedom of expression and a certain attitude that goes with that,” says Slash.

“You know, I’ve always been a rock guy doing his own thing,” he continues, “whether rock is in or out. It’s always been a contrast in some way shape or form to what everybody else is doing.

“Apocalyptic Love” is due May 22.




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Slash – You’re a Lie



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VIDEO: Slash interviewed on Sydney’s Triple M
AUDIO: Slash – You’re A Lie
AUDIO: Preview new Slash single
VIDEO: Slash in the studio part 4
Guns N’ Roses: Slash unsure of Rock Hall induction plans
VIDEO: Slash & Lenny Kravitz rock Muhammad Ali tribute
VIDEO: Slash in the studio part 3
Guns N’ Roses: All original members will be at Rock Hall induction
Slash announces spring US tour
VIDEO: Slash in the studio part 2
VIDEO: Slash in the studio
Slash: New album update
Slash: New album update
Guns N’ Roses: Slash has not RSVP’d for Rock Hall induction
Slash: New album update
Slash: New album update
Slash and Ozzy Osbourne lead this week’s new releases
Slash: Velvet Revolver auditioning singers next month
Guns N’ Roses: Slash talks Rock Hall Of Fame
Slash to debut new songs at two private LA shows
Slash: Song titles from next album surface
VIDEO: Axl Rose says drunken Slash peed himself often
Slash has almost 20 songs ready for next album
Slash starts recording new album next month
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses 1992 lineup salutes Slash
Guns N’ Roses: Slash talks Use Your Illusion on its 20th anniversary
VIDEO: Slash rocks Charlie Sheen Roast
Slash: Live DVD due in November
Slash renews wedding vows for 10th Anniversary
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Slash records with Mary J. Blige
Former Guns N’ Roses members to honor Slash at Road Recovery benefit

VIDEO: Steven Tyler interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel


Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel’s show Monday night.

Tyler was on hand to talk about his experience at Elton John’s Oscar’s viewing party, plug his American Idol gig, and the upcoming Aerosmith record.

“February, March, April, May is Idol,” began Tyler, “June 15th to 18th we hit the road.”

As for keeping up his band duties in relation to Idol, Steven says it's a non-issue, “they [the band] were bummed that I didn’t tell them [he was doing the show] first.” As for getting past that, he says “I think so; it brought up Aerosmith’s sales 270%. I mean, Idol’s the biggest show on TV.”

“Everyone’s getting along,” adds the singer about the band. “No secret: I had a lot of foot operations, I was back on drugs, again. We did a tour with ZZ Top – I fell off the stage because of that, and the guys were angry with me, and rightfully so. But I’m back and I’m on fire.”


Steven Tyler – interview (part 1)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! – February 27, 2012


Steven Tyler – interview (part 2)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! – February 27, 2012


Steven Tyler – interview (part 3)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! – February 27, 2012



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Aerosmith: Joe Perry starts writing autobiography
UPDATE: Steven Tyler to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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Aerosmith to launch US tour in June
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Aerosmith album update from Joe Perry
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Aerosmith: New album update from Steven Tyler
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VIDEO: Steven Tyler gives Oprah a tour of his hometown
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VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen rocks Jimmy Fallon




Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band kicked off night 1 of Springsteen week on Jimmy Fallon Monday night.

Fallon is dedicating a week of programs to the New Jersey rocker to mark the March 6 release of his new album, “Wrecking Ball.”

Bruce & the band rocked two tracks: the first single, “We Take Care Of Our Own,” and the album’s title song.

Springsteen and company will perform again on Friday’s show.

John Legend has been added to the lineup for Springsteen week; he’ll appear on Wednesday to perform “Dancing In The Dark”; Kenny Chesney is up next on Tuesday, while Elvis Costello steps in on Thursday’s show.

Springsteen will be the lone guest on Friday’s program, which also marks the show’s 3rd anniversary.


Bruce Springsteen Week
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon


Feb 28 – Kenny Chesney – “I’m On Fire”
Feb 29 – John Legend – “Dancing in The Dark”
Mar 01 – Elvis Costello – “Brilliant Disguise”
Mar 02 – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band


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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – We Take Care Of Our Own
Video by the Audio Perv
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – February 27, 2012

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Wrecking Ball
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – February 27, 2012



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Steven Tyler says Aerosmith are ‘back’ on new album


Rolling Stone caught up with Steven Tyler at Elton John’s Academy Awards viewing party on Sunday to check in for an Aerosmith update.

"We've been in the studio for the last month," says Tyler.

Aerosmith are recording their first new album of originals in more than a decade with producer Jack Douglas, who worked with them on some of their most vital 1970s releases.

"We’re gonna have a vintage sound, 'cause we’re going to tape and a lot of good things like that," said Steven. "We’re keeping tracks lean, not a lot of overdubs, and like I said, we’re using Jack to his fullest. So you’re gonna hear some stuff where you might think Aerosmith’s back."

According to Tyler, the sessions so far feel like back in the day. "I’m having such a good time writing again," he said. "You got the songs right now where they're like shells, with no lyrics and no melody, and I get to fill in the blanks like I did with 'Back in the Saddle' when it was just a track."

As for the tour…

"June 18th it starts," said Tyler. "So spread the word."

In the meantime, Tyler will be front and center in your living room as a judge on American Idol; Season 11 should wrap up by the end of May.


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Aerosmith – Back in The Saddle
Tokyo Dome – Tokyo, Japan – February, 2002



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VIDEO: Slash interviewed on Sydney’s Triple M


Slash is currently spending some time in Australia.

On Sunday, the guitarist joined his touring singer, Myles Kennedy, and his band Alter Bridge, at the Soundwave Festival in Sydney.

Slash was on hand Monday morning at Triple M radio in Sydney to launch his new single, “You’re A Lie”; it’s the first song from his sophomore album, “Apocalyptic Love,” due May 22.

The Triple M crew asked Slash to run down a typical morning when he’s at home in Los Angeles.

“We have alternating days when we take the kids to school,” explains Slash, “and we have a car pool…so I do car pool – if I can get away with it – only once a week. The school doesn’t want to see me down there. I’ve carried a grudge against school since I was a kid and they can feel it.”





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Slash – You’re a Lie




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Monday, February 27, 2012

AUDIO: Slash – You’re A Lie




The new Slash single, “You’re A Lie,” debuted at radio on Monday.

It’s the first track from the guitar icon’s sophomore solo effort, “Apocalyptic Love,” due May 22.

“Totally positive buzz about the song, cheers for the support,” posted Slash on Monday. “Looking forward to getting the whole record out & hitting the road!”

Slash is currently in Australia, where he joined singer Myles Kennedy and his band Alter Bridge on Sunday at the Soundwave Festival in Sydney.

“Just because I'm in Oz doesn't mean we're not busy mixing [the new album]," Slash wrote on Twitter. "We're 9 songs in. Modern technology."

Slash previews the new music for fans when he kicks off a brief US tour in May.


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Slash – You’re a Lie



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