Thursday, May 31, 2012

Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page upset at London Olympics snub


Led Zeppelin guitar legend Jimmy Page isn’t very pleased with the London Olympics these days.

Page helped promote the London event at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, where he performed “Whole Lotta Love” next to a red double-decker bus with UK singer Leona Lewis.

The Telegraph reports the guitarist is very “upset” that he has not been invited to attend, let alone perform at, the opening ceremony of the London Games.

“Of course, I’m feeling rather hurt,” he tells Mandrake at the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the Arts at the Royal Academy. “We put so much into Beijing, but weren’t helped by the Chinese giving us next-to-no practice time.”

The London Olympics run July 27 through August 12.



See also:

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Jimmy Page Fine Art Photo Print Collection available
Jimmy Page photo prints archived at UK National Portrait Gallery
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Robert Plant announces London show
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Led Zeppelin: 2007 reunion funds $41 million donation to Oxford University
VIDEO: Sebastian Bach covers Van Halen, Led Zeppelin classics
Led Zeppelin bassist receives fellowship from UK college
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British MP lobbying for Jimmy Page knighthood
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VIDEO: Izzy Stradlin joins Guns N’ Roses in London


Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin joined his old band on stage at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday.

Stradlin teamed up with GNR to perform the songs "14 Years," "You Could Be Mine," "Dead Flowers," "Knockin' On Heaven's Door," "Nightrain," and "Paradise City."

The rarest of tracks on this night was was the “Use Your Illusion II” song “14 Years,” which hasn’t been played live since 1991.

Stradlin’s last appearance with a GNR lineup came in 2006.

Video of the Izzy/GNR performance has now surfaced – and you can check out photos here.


Guns Guns N' Roses

Guns N’ Roses – 14 Years
With guest Izzy Stradlin
O2 Arena – London, UK – May 31, 2012



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Rush: Audio samples of full new album available


Rush’s new album, “Clockwork Angels,” hits stores June 12.

Rush initially offered up two tracks – “Caravan” and “BU2B” – in 2010 as a work-in-progress preview of the new project before the group headed out on their extensive Time Machine tour.

The album’s lead single, "Headlong Flight," is out now.

Fans interested in hearing the rest of the album can now listen to :30 preview clips of the complete “Clockwork Angels” disc at Walmart here.


Rush
"Clockwork Angels"
Release date: June 12


01. Caravan
02. BU2B
03. Clockwork Angels
04. The Anarchist
05. Carnies
06. Halo Effect
07. Seven Cities Of Gold
08. The Wreckers
09. Headlong Flight
10. BU2B2
11. Wish Them Well
12. The Garden




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VIDEO: Metallica share Rock In Rio Lisbon concert footage


Festival season is in full swing in Europe as rock fans gather to celebrate live music.

Metallica’s European Summer Vacation tour made a festival stop of its own at Rock In Rio in Lisbon, Portugal on May 25.

The tour sees the metal icons performing their 1991 self-titled (“Black”) album in its entirety for the first time, and the band offers it up with a twist: they perform the songs in reverse order so they can end the regular set with “Enter Sandman.”

Metallica are now sharing some footage from the Lisbon festival, including video of the pre-show meet and greet, tuning room and the performance of “Don’t Tread On Me” from the concert.

Metallica play the Rock Am Ring festival in Nurburgring, Germany this Saturday, and the band will stream the show live at OrionMusicAndMore.com.

Tune in on Saturday around 9PM local time - which is 3PM EST, 2PM CST and Noon PST.

To watch the show, click here.

OrionMusicAndMore.com is the online home of Metallica’s inaugural festival, set to take place June 23-24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


Metallica
Rock In Rio - Lisbon, Portugal – May 25, 2012


01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. Fuel
04. For Whom The Bell Tolls
05. Hell And Back
06. The Struggle Within
07. My Friend Of Misery
08. The God That Failed
09. Of Wolf & Man
10. Nothing Else Matters
11. Through The Never
12. Don't Tread On Me
13. Wherever I May Roam
14. The Unforgiven
15. Holier Than Thou
16. Sad But True
17. Enter Sandman

Encore:

18. Fight Fire With Fire
19. One
20. Seek & Destroy



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Metallica – meet n’ greet, tuning room and “Don’t Tread On Me”
Rock In Rio - Lisbon, Portugal – May 25, 2012



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PHOTOS: Izzy Stradlin joins Guns N’ Roses in London


Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin joined his old band – or what’s left of it – on stage at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday.

Stradlin teamed up with GNR to perform the songs "14 Years," "You Could Be Mine," "Dead Flowers," "Knockin' On Heaven's Door," "Nightrain," and "Paradise City."

Stradlin’s last appearance with a GNR lineup came in 2006.

Check out some photos of Izzy with the band in London, below...

Izzy and GNR’s original lineup - Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler - along with later additions Matt Sorum and Dizzy Reed, were officially inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame last month as part of the Class Of 2012, which also included the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beastie Boys, The Small Faces/The Faces, Donovan and Laura Nyro.

Stradlin, Axl and Dizzy passed on attending the Cleveland event, but Izzy did release a statement to acknowledge it, just days after Rose made headlines refusing the honor.

"I have waited up to this point to see what would become of the GN'R induction into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,” write Stradlin. “I would like to say THANK YOU and GRACIAS to Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for the acknowledgement of our works over the years as a band. BIG THANKS to all my bandmates who helped get us to where we are today. And, of course, THANK YOU to all of the people on this planet (including, but not limited to, the entire universe and beyond, etc., etc., etc.) who have supported Guns N’ Roses from day one. Adios, Amigos!"










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Valerie Bertinelli blamed for Van Halen’s 1985 split with David Lee Roth


Van Halen’s label rep at Warner Music in the band’s early years blames Valerie Bertinelli for the group’s 1985 split with singer David Lee Roth.

In a new interview with LA Weekly, former Warner Music artist development director Ted Cohen says the arrival of Bertinelli on the scene in 1980 began to drive a wedge between the members of the group, Yoko Ono–style.

(Neither Van Halen's nor Bertinelli's management responded to repeated requests by LA Weekly for comment.)

The actress believed Eddie Van Halen should receive the lion's share of the credit for the band's triumphs, whereas Roth was essentially expendable, Cohen says. Cohen believed differently, however: "David was an integral part of the band's success. He was brilliant."

As a result of Bertinelli's interference, Cohen adds, Eddie began distancing himself from the band, staying in his hotel room and not spending as much off time with the others.

Cohen recalls the guitarist pouring his heart out to him at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, which had recently been purchased by Wayne Newton, shortly after Van Halen and Bertinelli wed in 1981. They spoke from 3 a.m. until dawn, watching workmen in a crane replacing the existing Aladdin sign with a neon one. "We kept hitting the minibar in the room and we got toasted," Cohen remembers, "and I just felt really bad because Eddie was so utterly depressed."

Had he erred in marrying Bertinelli? Cohen asked him. "I've made a terrible mistake," Van Halen affirmed with a glum look. (Why the couple stayed together for decades afterward remains a mystery to the record-company man.)

Meanwhile, after a tumultuous relationship reportedly tarnished by substance abuse and infidelity, Van Halen and Bertinelli divorced in 2005. Cohen was not surprised to see Roth reinstated with the band a year later. "If Valerie had never appeared on the scene," he opines, "David would probably have never been kicked out in the first place."

Read more at LA Weekly here.


Van Van Halen




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Aerosmith: Steven Tyler cast in new animated film


Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is among the voices cast for a new animated film entitled “Epic.”

The flick, by Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios, is a 3D CG action-adventure comedy that reveals a hidden world unlike any other. From the creators of "Ice Age" and "Rio", "Epic" tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world…and ours.

Beyoncé Knowles voices Queen Tara; Colin Farrell ("Total Recall") is Ronin; Josh Hutcherson ("The Hunger Games") is Nod; Amanda Seyfried ("Dear John") portrays Mary Katherine; and Johnny Knoxville ("Jackass") voices Mandrake.

Aziz Ansari ("Parks and Recreation") portrays Mub; and rapper Pitbull voices Bufo. Jason Sudeikis ("Horrible Bosses") portrays Bomba; and Aerosmith rock legend and American Idol judge Steven Tyler is Nim Galuu.

Co-starring are Blake Anderson ("Workaholics") as Dagda, and Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock") as Larry.

"Epic" hits theaters May 24, 2013.

The film is directed by Academy Award winner Chris Wedge, and produced by Lori Forte ("Ice Age: Continental Drift") and Jerry Davis ("Robots").

In other news, Tyler and Aerosmith launch their summer “Global Warming” Tour June 16 in Minneapolis, MN with special guests Cheap Trick.


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Robert Plant: Band Of Joy live DVD due this summer


A live DVD from Robert Plant’s Band Of Joy is on its way.

Billboard reports the Band Of Joy’s live set, filmed at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium for the TV series "Live From The Artists Den," will be released on DVD and Blu Ray on July 10.

The DVD of "Robert Plant & the Band of Joy: Live from the Artists Den" includes performances of three Led Zeppelin classics - "Black Dog," "Houses of the Holy" and "Tangerine" - that were not part of the initial broadcast on public television stations.

Other songs included that did not make the initial cut are "In the Mood" from his solo disc "Principle of Moments," and the traditional "I Bid You Good Night." The DVD features bonus interview clips as well.

In the liner notes, Plant writes "Some years back I was propelled by chance, with little planning or expectation into an American way…with a lean and pull into a new direction…voices and harmony, restraint and explosion, tight and loose, great joy in great company… in a blizzard in Nashville."

Robert created Band of Joy with guitarist Buddy Miller and singer Patty Griffin after his success with Alison Krauss on "Raising Sand," his 2007 release that led to five Grammy wins.

Plant's "Band of Joy" album, the title is a reference to the group he formed with John Bonham prior to Led Zeppelin, peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 in October 2010. It has sold 232,000 copies, according to Soundscan figures.




Robert Plant & the Band of Joy: Live from the Artists Den
Release date: July 10, 2012


01. Black Dog
02. Angel Dance
03. Houses of the Holy
04. House of Cards
05. Cindy, I'll Marry You Someday
06. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
07. Somewhere Trouble Don't Go
08. Tangerine
09. A Satisfied Mind
10. Move Up
11. Down to the Sea
12. Ramble On
13. Gallows Pole
14. In the Mood
15. Rock and Roll
16. I Bid You Goodnight


Band Band of Joy - Robert Plant




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Ace Frehley announces summer tour dates


Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has announced four summer tour dates as well as a three-day appearance at the Days of the Dead event in Indianapolis, IN.

The dates are as follows:

Jul 06: Indianapolis, IN - Days of the Dead Signing
Jul 07: Indianapolis, IN - Days of the Dead Signing
Jul 08: Indianapolis, IN - Days of the Dead Signing

Jul 11: New York, NY - Best Buy Theater (Tix on sale Saturday!)
Jul 13: Jackson, MI - Jackson County Fairgrounds - Thrills in the Irish Hills (w/Ted Nugent)
Jul 27: Detroit, MI - GM Renaissance Center - Rockin' on the Riverfront
Aug 04: Greenville, WI - Greenville Lions Park (w/Sammy Hagar)


In addition to live appearances, Frehley is working on a new album and a second book, following up last year’s “No Regrets: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir.”

“At this point I think it’s just going to be an extension of ‘No Regrets,’ Ace said a few months ago. “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.’

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.


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Ace Frehley – Deuce
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill – New York City – October 25, 2011



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VIDEO: Slash – Watch complete New York concert webcast


On Tuesday, May 22 - the day his new album, “Apocalyptic Love,” was released - Slash rocked New York’s Irving Plaza with a concert performance that was also streamed live to the world.

The gig was part of Slash’s US dates to help launch the new project; the guitarist heads to the UK and Europe for shows starting June 6 at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

A North American summer tour starts July 12 in Portland, OR.

Video of the full New York webcast can be viewed below.


Slash
Irving Plaza – NYC – May 22, 2012


01. Mean Bone (Slash’s Snakepit song)
02. Dirty Little Thing (Velvet Revolver song)
03. Nightrain (Guns N’ Roses song)
04. One Last Thrill
05. Back From Cali
06. Ghost
07. Standing in the Sun
08. Rocket Queen (Guns N’ Roses song)
09. Doctor Alibi
10. Speed Parade (Slash’s Snakepit song)
11. Apocalyptic Love
12. Watch This
13. Starlight
14. Just Like Anything (Slash’s Snakepit song)
15. Halo
16. You're a Lie
17. Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N’ Roses song)
18. Slither (Velvet Revolver song)

Encore:

19. By the Sword
20. Paradise City (Guns N’ Roses song)


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** NOTE ** IF the video below becomes unavailable, you can view NYC concert highlights here.


Slash – full concert
Irving Plaza – NYC – May 22, 2012



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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Def Leppard to play rare club gig for YouTube Presents


Def Leppard have announced that they’ll play an exclusive "YouTube Presents" club gig at House of Blues Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA on Wednesday, June 6 at 2:30PM (PST),

Fans will be admitted to this FREE show on a first-come, first-served basis.

The show itself will be followed by a Q&A of fan questions.

Both the performance and Q&A will be available on YouTube on Thursday, June 7th at 12pm PST (3PM EST) at youtube.com/presents

June will be busy for Leppard, as the UK rockers celebrate the summer of "Rock of Ages" by releasing newly-recorded versions of "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and "Rock Of Ages" on June 4.

Leppard have also billed their summer tour as Rock Of Ages, after the band’s hit from their 1983 release, “Pyromania,” and the upcoming Broadway play-turned-movie starring Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough.

The soundtrack to the upcoming film will be released June 5 — ten days before the movie hits theatres. "Rock Of Ages: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" includes Cruise's renditions of Leppard’s "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and Guns N’ Roses’ "Paradise City."

The Rock Of Ages tour, which features Leppard with Poison and Lita Ford, kicks off June 20 in Salt Lake City.


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VIDEO: Slash joins Ozzy Osbourne for Black Sabbath classics in Norway


Black Sabbath’s plans for a full reunion album and tour this year were put on hold when guitarist Tony Iommi announced in January that he had been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphocytes, a type of cell that forms part of the immune system.

Iommi’s illness and timely treatment – including chemotherapy, steroids and radiotherapy – scaled Sabbath’s reunion plans down to three dates: a May 19 show in their hometown of Birmingham, the Download Festival in June and Lollapalooza in August.

Drummer Bill Ward also decided to sit out the reunion, for now, while he seeks a better contractual situation while negotiating with an unknown band representative.

The previously scheduled Sabbath shows have been replaced with an “Ozzy Osbourne & Friends” series of concerts, which started recently.

The Ozzy fill-in show played the Bergen Calling festival in Bergen, Norway on Monday night, and the band was joined for a few Black Sabbath classics by Slash.


Ozzy Osbourne & Friends
Bergen Calling – Bergen, Norway – May 29, 2012

Ozzy Osbourne (vocals)
Gus G. (guitar)
Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass)
Tommy Clufetos (drums)


01. Bark At The Moon
02. Mr. Crowley
03. Suicide Solution
04. I Don't Know
05. Killer Of Giants
06. Shot in the Dark
07. Rat Salad

Blasko goes off stage, Geezer Butler and Slash come on

08. Iron Man (Black Sabbath song)
09. War Pigs (Black Sabbath song)
10. N.I.B. (Black Sabbath song)

Slash and Gus G. go off stage, Zakk Wylde comes on

11. Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath song)
12. Into The Void (Black Sabbath song)

Blasko comes back on stage, Geezer Butler goes off

13. I Don't Want To Change The World
14. Crazy Train
15. Mama, I'm Coming Home

Slash, Gus G., Zakk Wylde and Geezer Butler come back on stage

16. Paranoid (Black Sabbath song)


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Ozzy Osbourne – Iron Man (partial)
With guests Geezer Butler and Slash
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Bergen Calling - Bergen, Norway – May 29, 2012



Ozzy Osbourne – War Pigs
With guests Geezer Butler and Slash

Ozzy Osbourne & Friends
Bergen Calling - Bergen, Norway – May 29, 2012



Ozzy Osbourne – War Pigs (partial) (different angle)
With guests Geezer Butler and Slash

Ozzy Osbourne & Friends
Bergen Calling - Bergen, Norway – May 29, 2012



Ozzy Osbourne – Paranoid
With guests Geezer Butler, Gus G. Zakk Wylde and Slash

Ozzy Osbourne & Friends
Bergen Calling - Bergen, Norway – May 29, 2012



See also:

VIDEO: Little Ozzy Osbourne performs on America’s Got Talent
VIDEO: Black Sabbath – Watch complete Birmingham reunion concert
Black Sabbath guitarist comments on semi-reunion show
Black Sabbath drummer responds to bassist’s statement
Black Sabbath drummer requested image removal from band website
VIDEO: Black Sabbath rock Birmingham
SETLIST: Black Sabbath rock Birmingham
Black Sabbath reveal substitute drummer for semi-reunion shows
Black Sabbath remove Bill Ward images from website
Black Sabbath bassist talks homecoming concert
Black Sabbath hire drummer for upcoming shows
Drummer Bill Ward to sit out Black Sabbath reunion
Best of Black Sabbath due next month
Ozzy Osbourne: Speak Of The Devil DVD due in July
Black Sabbath sell out homecoming show in 10 minutes
Black Sabbath announce intimate homecoming show
Ozzy Osbourne becomes Grandfather for the fifth time
Black Sabbath to headline Lollapalooza
VIDEO: Report on Randy Rhoads 30th Annual Memorial event
Ozzy Osbourne: Record Store Day vinyl releases confirmed
Black Sabbath guitarist issues cancer update
The Osbournes get animated for new TV series
Black Sabbath to add one US date to reunion tour
Black Sabbath: Reunion tour rescheduled as Ozzy & Friends

VIDEO: Little Ozzy Osbourne performs on America’s Got Talent


Ozzy Osbourne impersonator Little Ozzy auditioned for America's Got Talent Tuesday night in front of Ozzy's wife, Sharon Osbourne, one of the judges on the talent competition.

Little Ozzy was created by Lin Doak, an ex-MINIKISS member who left the band after four years of touring the country with them to create a new live act.

Tuesday night’s episode featured AGT reviewing contestant auditions in St. Louis, and Little Ozzy stepped up to perform Ozzy’s "Mama, I'm Coming Home."

"I have to tell you something,” Sharon said to Little Ozzy. “My husband is away from me right now, and it made me miss him even more by you singing me that song, so I really thank you.”

Check out the footage to see if Little Ozzy passed the audition.


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See also:

VIDEO: Black Sabbath – Watch complete Birmingham reunion concert
Black Sabbath guitarist comments on semi-reunion show
Black Sabbath drummer responds to bassist’s statement
Black Sabbath drummer requested image removal from band website
VIDEO: Black Sabbath rock Birmingham
SETLIST: Black Sabbath rock Birmingham
Black Sabbath reveal substitute drummer for semi-reunion shows
Black Sabbath remove Bill Ward images from website
Black Sabbath bassist talks homecoming concert
Black Sabbath hire drummer for upcoming shows
Drummer Bill Ward to sit out Black Sabbath reunion
Best of Black Sabbath due next month
Ozzy Osbourne: Speak Of The Devil DVD due in July
Black Sabbath sell out homecoming show in 10 minutes
Black Sabbath announce intimate homecoming show
Ozzy Osbourne becomes Grandfather for the fifth time
Black Sabbath to headline Lollapalooza
VIDEO: Report on Randy Rhoads 30th Annual Memorial event
Ozzy Osbourne: Record Store Day vinyl releases confirmed
Black Sabbath guitarist issues cancer update
The Osbournes get animated for new TV series
Black Sabbath to add one US date to reunion tour
Black Sabbath: Reunion tour rescheduled as Ozzy & Friends

VIDEO: Metallica share Oslo concert footage


Metallica’s 2012 European Summer Vacation rolled into Oslo, Norway on May 23.

The tour sees the metal icons performing their 1991 self-titled (“Black”) album in its entirety for the first time, and the band offers it up with a twist: they perform the songs in reverse order so they can end the regular set with “Enter Sandman.”

Metallica are now sharing some footage from the Oslo event, including video of the pre-show meet and greet, a tuning room version of “No Remorse,” and the performance of "Through The Never" from the concert.

Metallica have also announced that this Saturday's performance at Rock Am Ring in Nurburgring, Germany will be streamed live at OrionMusicAndMore.com.

Tune in on Saturday around 9PM local time - which is 3PM EST, 2PM CST and Noon PST.

To watch the show, click here.

OrionMusicAndMore.com is the online home of Metallica’s inaugural festival, set to take place June 23-24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


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Vallehovin - Oslo, Norway – May 23, 2012


01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. No Remorse
04. For Whom The Bell Tolls
05. Hell And Back
06. The Struggle Within
07. My Friend Of Misery
08. The God That Failed
09. Of Wolf & Man
10. Nothing Else Matters
11. Through The Never
12. Don't Tread On Me
13. Wherever I May Roam
14. The Unforgiven
15. Holier Than Thou
16. Sad But True
17. Enter Sandman

Encore:

18. Blackened
19. One
20. Seek & Destroy


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See also:

Metallica: Rock Am Ring set to stream online this Saturday
VIDEO: Metallica headline Rock In Rio in Lisbon
VIDEO: Metallica share Italian concert footage
VIDEO: Metallica share Warsaw footage
VIDEO: Metallica share Prague footage
Metallica: Special edition of fan club magazine preview
VIDEO: Watch complete Metallica concert from Prague
VIDEO: Metallica open European tour in Prague
Metallica: The Snake Pit returns
Metallica to appear on Dio, Deep Purple tribute albums
Metallica festival adds Kirk’s Crypt
Metallica add two more Mexico City shows
VIDEO: Godsmack singer unplugs for Metallica cover
Metallica festival adds Rock ‘N' Roll Emporium
Metallica add sixth Mexico City show
Metallica sell out 3 shows in Mexico City, add more dates
Metallica: Special edition of fan club magazine on sale in May
VIDEO: Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival - trailer #2
Metallica to unveil massive new stage in Mexico
VIDEO: Metallica festival adds custom car & motorcycle show
VIDEO: Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival preview
Metallica confirm production team for 3D film
Metallica: Beyond Magnetic EP to be released on vinyl
Metallica working on new music
Metallica to headline Switzerland’s Sonisphere Festival
VIDEO: Metallica announce Orion music festival

The Cult’s Ian Astbury gets married


Ian Astbury, lead singer of The Cult, was married in Las Vegas over the weekend.

People reports Astbury and Black Ryder singer/guitarist Aimee Nash "were married on Saturday afternoon, May 26, at the Little Church of the West," according to a band representative.

The couple tied the knot before The Cult's concert at M Resort in Las Vegas that same night.

A source says they met when Nash's band opened for The Cult in Australia and that they had been engaged for several months.

The Cult just kicked off a U.S. tour in support of their new album, “Choice Of Weapon.”




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See also:

VIDEO: The Cult rock Jimmy Kimmel
The Cult to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
VIDEO: The Cult – For The Animals
The Cult announce North American tour
The Cult: Audio samples of new album available
AUDIO: The Cult stream new single
VIDEO: The Cult preview new single
VIDEO: The Cult rock SXSW with actor Matthew McConaughey
VIDEO: The Cult’s She Sells Sanctuary featured in Super Bowl ad
The Cult: She Sells Sanctuary featured in Super Bowl ad
The Cult: New album due this spring, preview new song
The Cult working on new album with Bob Rock
The Cult: Matt Sorum selling bass drums on eBay
The Cult: back in the studio