Saturday, June 30, 2012

Van Halen dates officially cancelled


The series of “postponed” North American summer tour dates by Van Halen are now officially cancelled.

Last month, Van Halen made major headlines when they abruptly postponed a full set of summer concerts without explanation, only to follow the news up days later with a video message from David Lee Roth.

“As usual, we bit off way more than we can chew when it came to scheduling,” explained Roth. “The band is winning, but our schedule has been sidelined for unnecessary roughness. If we continue past July 4th and all the way into Australia and Japan, then we’re asking for the robot zombie tour.”

“We’re gonna take a break because this tour is gonna take us about two years,”
he added.

Watch Roth’s video here.

Now, Pollstar reports the dates are officially listed as cancelled.

Although Van Halen hasn’t posted an announcement on its website, if you check out the band’s list of dates on Ticketmaster.com, you’ll find that shows including Uncasville, Conn.; Baltimore; Rochester, N.Y.; Detroit; Toledo, Ohio; Memphis, Tenn.; Sacramento, Calif.; Reno, Nev.; and Milwaukee are now marked in red as canceled. As of post time, not all shows on Ticketmaster are listed as canceled.

Refunds are available at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased online or by phone will be automatically credited to your credit card.

Van Halen are heading to Japan for a series of shows in November; a commercial for the Tokyo concert can be viewed here.



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VIDEO: Van Halen talk about the rock lifestyle
VIDEO: Van Halen – Japan tour commercial
Wolfgang Van Halen thanks fans for North American tour
RUMOR: Van Halen to play Super Bowl 47
VIDEO: Van Halen – Watch complete Manchester, NH concert
Family dies in car crash on way to Van Halen concert
VIDEO: Wolfgang and Eddie Van Halen interviewed on CNN
RUMOR: Van Halen – Japanese tour dates
Van Halen to appear on CNN this Friday
Van Halen to tour Japan in November
VIDEO: Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen talk music
AUDIO: Van Halen perform Light Up The Sky at soundcheck
VIDEO: Van Halen play Bottoms Up! for first time in 30 years
Sammy Hagar: Eddie Van Halen owes me an apology
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10
Valerie Bertinelli blamed for Van Halen’s 1985 split with David Lee Roth
VIDEO: Van Halen discuss early musical inspirations
VIDEO: Van Halen – Watch complete Pittsburgh concert
VIDEO: Van Halen break out And The Cradle Will Rock in Minnesota
Former Van Halen bassist comments on band’s tour postponement
VIDEO: David Lee Roth explains Van Halen tour postponement
Speculation over Van Halen tour postponement continues
Van Halen postpone summer US tour
VIDEO: Wolfgang Van Halen plays Eruption

VIDEO: Van Halen – Watch complete Los Angeles concert


Van Halen wrapped up the first leg of their “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour this past week in New Orleans.

The band is taking the summer off before heading to Japan for a series of November shows.

A few weeks ago, Van Halen played two homecoming shows in Los Angeles at the Staples Center - a week apart.

The June 1st show was followed by a return date on June 9th.

Video of the full June 1 concert has surfaced.


Van Halen
Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA – June 1, 2012


01. Unchained
02. Runnin’ With The Devil
03. She’s The Woman
04. Romeo Delight
05. Tattoo
06. Everybody Wants Some!!
07. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
08. China Town
09. Hear About It Later
10. (Oh) Pretty Woman
11. Drum Solo
12. You Really Got Me
13. The Trouble With Never
14. Dance The Night Away
15. I’ll Wait
16. And The Cradle Will Rock…
17. Hot For Teacher
18. Women In Love
19. Beautiful Girls
20. Ice Cream Man
21. Panama
22. Guitar Solo
23. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
24. Jump



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Van Halen
Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA – June 1, 2012



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VIDEO: Van Halen – Japan tour commercial
Wolfgang Van Halen thanks fans for North American tour
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VIDEO: Van Halen – Watch complete Manchester, NH concert
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VIDEO: Wolfgang and Eddie Van Halen interviewed on CNN
RUMOR: Van Halen – Japanese tour dates
Van Halen to appear on CNN this Friday
Van Halen to tour Japan in November
VIDEO: Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen talk music
AUDIO: Van Halen perform Light Up The Sky at soundcheck
VIDEO: Van Halen play Bottoms Up! for first time in 30 years
Sammy Hagar: Eddie Van Halen owes me an apology
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Valerie Bertinelli blamed for Van Halen’s 1985 split with David Lee Roth
VIDEO: Van Halen discuss early musical inspirations
VIDEO: Van Halen – Watch complete Pittsburgh concert
VIDEO: Van Halen break out And The Cradle Will Rock in Minnesota
Former Van Halen bassist comments on band’s tour postponement
VIDEO: David Lee Roth explains Van Halen tour postponement
Speculation over Van Halen tour postponement continues
Van Halen postpone summer US tour
VIDEO: Wolfgang Van Halen plays Eruption

VIDEO: Van Halen talk about the rock lifestyle


Van Halen are enjoying some downtime this summer following the conclusion of the first leg of their “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour last week.

The band heads to Japan for a series of dates in November, while rumors continue in the sports world that Van Halen are lined up to play Super Bowl 47 next February.

Van Halen are now sharing more of their “self-interview” series with a new vignette that features David Lee Roth and Alex and Eddie talking about the rock and roll lifestyle – from the early influence of The Beatles’ “Hard Days Night” to their own legendary party years on the road.

But there’s a balance to be had, explains Eddie.

“People always ask: ‘What do you prefer: being in the studio or being on tour?’” says Eddie. “I think everything in moderation. If all we did was tour and not take breaks to make records, I don’t think it would be as much fun to play live.”




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VIDEO: Van Halen – Japan tour commercial
Wolfgang Van Halen thanks fans for North American tour
RUMOR: Van Halen to play Super Bowl 47
VIDEO: Van Halen – Watch complete Manchester, NH concert
Family dies in car crash on way to Van Halen concert
VIDEO: Wolfgang and Eddie Van Halen interviewed on CNN
RUMOR: Van Halen – Japanese tour dates
Van Halen to appear on CNN this Friday
Van Halen to tour Japan in November
VIDEO: Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen talk music
AUDIO: Van Halen perform Light Up The Sky at soundcheck
VIDEO: Van Halen play Bottoms Up! for first time in 30 years
Sammy Hagar: Eddie Van Halen owes me an apology
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10
Valerie Bertinelli blamed for Van Halen’s 1985 split with David Lee Roth
VIDEO: Van Halen discuss early musical inspirations
VIDEO: Van Halen – Watch complete Pittsburgh concert
VIDEO: Van Halen break out And The Cradle Will Rock in Minnesota
Former Van Halen bassist comments on band’s tour postponement
VIDEO: David Lee Roth explains Van Halen tour postponement
Speculation over Van Halen tour postponement continues
Van Halen postpone summer US tour
VIDEO: Wolfgang Van Halen plays Eruption

VIDEO: Metallica – Orion Music + More Day 2 recap


Metallica’s inaugural Orion Music + More festival happened last weekend at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In addition to more than 30 artists on the bill, Metallica headlined both nights.

On Saturday, they played their classic “Ride The Lightning” album in its entirety and, for the first time ever in the U.S., performed the “Black” album on Sunday.

The metal icons have put together a video recap of DAY 2 of the event, including “Hit The Lights” and “Master Of Puppets” from the show.

To watch the DAY 1 recap, click here.

To watch Metallica’s complete set from Saturday, click here.


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Friday, June 29, 2012

VIDEO: Van Halen – Japan tour commercial


Van Halen wrapped up the first leg of their “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour Tuesday night in New Orleans.

The band has stated that they will play Japan in November; although the group has yet to officially announce Japanese concerts, the rumored dates are as follows:

Nov 20: Osaka
Nov 27: Tokyo
Nov 29: Nagoya

These shows represent the first Van Halen have played in Japan in 14 years.

Now, a commercial for the November 27 Van Halen show in Tokyo has surfaced.




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Wolfgang Van Halen thanks fans for North American tour
RUMOR: Van Halen to play Super Bowl 47
VIDEO: Van Halen – Watch complete Manchester, NH concert
Family dies in car crash on way to Van Halen concert
VIDEO: Wolfgang and Eddie Van Halen interviewed on CNN
RUMOR: Van Halen – Japanese tour dates
Van Halen to appear on CNN this Friday
Van Halen to tour Japan in November
VIDEO: Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen talk music
AUDIO: Van Halen perform Light Up The Sky at soundcheck
VIDEO: Van Halen play Bottoms Up! for first time in 30 years
Sammy Hagar: Eddie Van Halen owes me an apology
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10
Valerie Bertinelli blamed for Van Halen’s 1985 split with David Lee Roth
VIDEO: Van Halen discuss early musical inspirations
VIDEO: Van Halen – Watch complete Pittsburgh concert
VIDEO: Van Halen break out And The Cradle Will Rock in Minnesota
Former Van Halen bassist comments on band’s tour postponement
VIDEO: David Lee Roth explains Van Halen tour postponement
Speculation over Van Halen tour postponement continues
Van Halen postpone summer US tour
VIDEO: Van Halen – David Lee Roth busts fan for throwing garbage on stage
VIDEO: Van Halen discuss the band’s early days
PHOTO: Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains attend Van Halen show
VIDEO: Wolfgang Van Halen plays Eruption

AUDIO: KISS – Hell Or Hallelujah preview




KISS are gearing up to release their new single, “Hell Or Hallelujah.”

The song will be available digitally on Monday, July 2 (internationally), and on Tuesday, July 3 in North America.

The track will appear on the band’s 20th studio album, “Monster,” due in October.

A :30 preview of “Hell or Hallelujah” appeared on Amazon UK; it’s since been removed from the site, but fans are sharing the clip online.

Produced by Paul Stanley, "Monster" is the group's first studio effort since 2009’s "Sonic Boom."

07/03 UPDATE: The :30 preview has been removed from youtube by the user; we've replaced the preview clip with the full lyric video for the song.


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VIDEO: The Darkness – Everybody Have A Good Time


UK rockers The Darkness released their new single, "Everybody Have A Good Time," earlier this week.

The track will be featured on the band's third studio album, "Hot Cakes," which is due August 21.

The Darkness have now issued the video for the song.

The group have a full summer of live dates as they promote the new record.



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VIDEO: Linkin Park rock night 2 of Jimmy Kimmel


Linkin Park’s new album, “Living Things,” was released this week.

The project is expected to debut atop the Billboard 200 album chart next week, according to the music industry trade magazine.

On Thursday, Linkin Park performed on the second of two back-to-back nights on Jimmy Kimmel’s show.

You can check out night 1 here.

Linkin Park kick off a North American tour on August 11 in Bristow, VA.


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KISS: New single due next week, album in October




KISS will release their 20th studio album in October.

"Monster" is the group's first studio effort since 2009’s "Sonic Boom"; it was produced by Paul Stanley with Greg Collins at Conway Studios in Hollywood, California, and The Nook in Studio City, California.

The album’s first single, "Hell Or Hallelujah," will be available digitally on Monday, July 2 (internationally), and on Tuesday, July 3 in North America.

The project features collaborations among all four KISS members — including co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, and longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer.

"There are no symphony orchestras, boy choirs, keyboards, outside producers or songwriters on this album," says Simmons. "The best thing we did was to turn inwards to ourselves. Tommy and Eric have revitalized this band, with a work ethic and the talent to back it up. This is a real band effort. KISS has become a behemoth. We're going where no bands have gone before."



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Thursday, June 28, 2012

VIDEO: Linkin Park rock Jimmy Kimmel


Linkin Park are back with this week’s release of their new album, “Living Things.”

The band pre-promoted the new project with a series of live shows on the European festival circuit.

Linkin Park kick off a North American tour on August 11 in Bristow, VA

“Living Things” is expected to debut atop the Billboard 200 album chart next week, according to the music industry trade magazine.

The group stopped by Jimmy Kimmel’s show Wednesday for the first of a two-night appearance to play the new album’s lead single, “Burn It Down.”


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VIDEO: Linkin Park rock Transformers film launch in Moscow
VIDEO: Linkin Park – Iridescent

VIDEO: The Offspring rock Jimmy Kimmel


The Offspring are back this week with the release of their new album, “Days Go By.”

Ahead of the album’s release, the band played a full series of shows on the European festival circuit; they’ll kick off US dates at Cleveland’s House Of Blues on July 17.

On Monday, the Offspring stopped by Jimmy Kimmel’s show to rock the title track from the album as well as one of their classics.


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Wolfgang Van Halen thanks fans for North American tour




Van Halen wrapped up the first leg of their “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour Tuesday night in New Orleans.

After the show, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen tweeted a photo (see above) and added, “Thanks everyone for such an incredible tour! It’s been a wonderful experience. You guys are the best! ‪#grateful”

Van Halen’s 2012 live shows began with an invite-only performance at the legendary Café Wha? in New York in January, followed by a similarly intimate gig in Los Angeles in early February.

After the band’s traditional warm-up show for friends and family in L.A., Van Halen opened up the “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour in Louisville, Kentucky on February 18.

The group is now taking a summer break before playing a series of shows in Japan in November.

There’s also a buzz in the sports community that Van Halen could be on tap to play Super Bowl 47 next year in New Orleans.


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VIDEO: Van Halen – Watch complete Manchester, NH concert
Family dies in car crash on way to Van Halen concert
VIDEO: Wolfgang and Eddie Van Halen interviewed on CNN
RUMOR: Van Halen – Japanese tour dates
Van Halen to appear on CNN this Friday
Van Halen to tour Japan in November
VIDEO: Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen talk music
AUDIO: Van Halen perform Light Up The Sky at soundcheck
VIDEO: Van Halen play Bottoms Up! for first time in 30 years
Sammy Hagar: Eddie Van Halen owes me an apology
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10
Valerie Bertinelli blamed for Van Halen’s 1985 split with David Lee Roth
VIDEO: Van Halen discuss early musical inspirations
VIDEO: Van Halen – Watch complete Pittsburgh concert
VIDEO: Van Halen break out And The Cradle Will Rock in Minnesota
Former Van Halen bassist comments on band’s tour postponement
VIDEO: David Lee Roth explains Van Halen tour postponement
Speculation over Van Halen tour postponement continues
Van Halen postpone summer US tour
VIDEO: Van Halen – David Lee Roth busts fan for throwing garbage on stage
VIDEO: Van Halen discuss the band’s early days
PHOTO: Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains attend Van Halen show
VIDEO: Wolfgang Van Halen plays Eruption

Sammy Hagar visits Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum distillery in Hawaii




Sammy Hagar continues to build his alcohol empire with the recent addition of Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum.

Distilled on Maui by Mark Nigbur of Pau Vodka, Sammy launched his Beach Bar Rum in Hawaii last fall and it has recently been made available on the US mainland.

On Thursday, Sammy checked in with some photos and an update:

“I'm in Hawaii with Mark at the Sammy's Beach Bar Rum distillery! Here I am signing some of the bottles (see photo above). Behind me is white rum in the barrels that has been aging for 6 months and soon to come to stores in the mainland!

I have other rum news too!! Sammy's Beach Bar Rum is now in the following states distributor warehouses: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin. If you ask your local retailer and bars and restraints etc to order it for you they can get it in a day or two. Let's go!!! Other states should be added shortly with all having product by mid July.

In states where liquor is sold in State stores you will have to ask the state store near you to order it from the state and then the state will "special order" it from us.

Thanks for your patience and hope you love the rum as much as I do ---- Rock On!!!

Here I am stirring the mash makin' rum - who knew making rum was this much fun?"




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VIDEO: Metallica share Denmark concert footage


Metallica continue to share concert footage from their 2012 European Summer Vacation tour.

The band played the State Prison Open Air in Horsens, Denmark on June 6.

Metallica are now sharing some footage from the event, including video of the pre-show meet and greet featuring Lars and his Danish friends, “The Shortest Straw” from the Tuning Room, pre-show huddle, and “Hell And Back” from the concert.


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Motley Crue drummer posts open letter to fans


Motley Crue wrapped up their European tour last weekend and are now setting their sights on their summer North American dates with KISS, which begin July 20 in Bristow, VA.

On Thursday, Crue drummer Tommy Lee took to the band’s Facebook page to post an open letter to fans…as follows:


"Dear fans,

I f**king LOVE my fans! And you know this!!!... If you asked anyone that knows me really well, they would tell ya the same thing... 'Tommy loves his fans. He lives for this s**t... he eats, breathes, sh*ts music 24/7.' They'll also probably tell ya that 'he's a down-to-earth grateful life-lovin dude and a nice guy, too.'

What I have a problem with is... taking pictures! I hate it! Irritates the f**k out of me when people say... 'You owe it to your fans, they put you where you are, etc. etc.!'

I certainly don't owe anybody anything!

When I bought all my Led Zeppelin records and concert tickets, I didn't say, 'One day these f**kers are gonna owe me a picture.' It's the least they can do for me!...

[What the f**k], people? You don't admire something so that it can give back... You just cherish it! And to those who say, 'You should be grateful that people wanna take your picture. Maybe one day they won't want it!' That day can't come soon enough!

[By the way]… I'm not here to take pictures with you, I'm here to entertain you!

Nobody put me where I am but ME! They may have helped inspire me with their love for what I do... but I put myself right here where I want to be with a lot of hard work, practice, talent, luck, etc. What I do owe myself and others is being THE BEST I can be! And that's making great music, being a good man, father, lover and human being! We all owe that kinda stuff to ourselves and each other.

People, do we really need a silly picture?... For what?! Bragging rights? Really?.. Who f**king cares! Someone's not gonna believe you if ya don't have the proof pic? Then f**k 'em! I'd never go up to someone that I admired and bug them for a picture!! Why! I might say a quick hello... maybe a handshake? I dunno... It depends on the 'situation'... Most people never consider the 'situation.' That's really important... Ya wouldn't wanna handshake standing at the pisser in the men's bathroom next to me, would ya? And yes, that's happened to me, too... Or when you're eating a nice, quiet meal with your family, some rude jackass comes up and asks for a picture!

You can't even imagine what kinda crazy has happened to me. I understand the excitement and all, but just take a second and think... Is this cool right now? It's called consciousness; it's the quality or state of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. Be conscious.

So like I said… yhe fastest way to get me to leave is whip out a camera! Maybe just say hello and I'll probably take ya home with me! Well, I'd have to ask my girlfriend first! Hah!

Sincerely yours,
The Picture Taker Hater!
Tommy Lee"



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VIDEO: Metallica – Orion Music + More Day 1 recap




Metallica’s inaugural Orion Music + More festival happened last weekend at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In addition to more than 30 artists on the bill, Metallica headlined both nights.

On Saturday, they played their classic “Ride The Lightning” album in its entirety and, for the first time ever in the U.S., performed the “Black” album on Sunday.

The metal icons have put together a video recap of DAY 1 of the event, including “The Call Of Ktulu” and “Escape” from the show.


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VIDEO: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Brendan’s Death Song


The Red Hot Chili Peppers have released a new video from their “I’m With You” album.

Directed by Marc Klasfeld and shot in New Orleans, “Brendan’s Death Song” pays homage to the band’s long time friend Brendan Mullen.

Mullen is best known as the founder of the Hollywood punk rock club The Masque that he set up and ran from 1977 until it was shut down in 1978 due to the city’s refusal to issue the necessary permits to run it as a legal nightclub.

After its closure, Mullen spent many years booking shows for Club Lingerie. It was during this time he met Anthony Kiedis and Flea and after hearing their demo, Mullen offered them an opening slot on a Bad Brains show.

The Peppers credit him as one of their first major supports and giving them their start.

The band is currently playing shows across Europe for the next five weeks.


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Former Deep Purple keyboardist cancels concert return for cancer treatments


Former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord has had to postpone his return to the live stage.

Last summer, Lord announced that he was fighting cancer and would be taking a break from performing while getting treatment. Jon recently scheduled his first concert appearance since revealing his health news: a special performance of his 2008 release, the “Durham Concerto,” was set for July 6 in Hagen, Germany.

Jon has posted the following update:

“Unfortunately, due to on-going medical treatments Jon will not be able to perform in Hagen, Germany on July 6th. He was set to perform his Durham Concerto and a selection of other pieces.

Jon wishes to assure everyone that this is not a matter for concern, but it is a continuation of his regular treatment that has just taken longer than anticipated. He and the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra hope to be able to reschedule the concert for later in the year.

He apologizes to everyone for any inconveniences this may have caused, particularly the wonderful people of Hagen, their terrific orchestra and all those who may have bought tickets, and he looks forward to seeing them all soon.

For ticket refunds, please contact Hagen’s Theaterkasse or your Eventim ticket agent."


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Triumph: Live At Sweden Rock Festival package details




Canadian rockers Triumph are updating fans on a new live package.

After 20 years apart, the long-awaited Triumph reunion (of vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine, and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore) took place at Sweden Rock Festival, on June 7, 2008.

Now, the band is offering details on a new package of that historic performance.

“Triumph: Live at Sweden Rock Festival” will consist of a DVD and CD, with a tentative European release date of August 27 through Frontiers Records.

“It’s great to finally be able show the world Triumph’s reunion show at the Sweden Rock Festival,” says Levine. ”It certainly is one of the most memorable performances of our entire career! And they said it would never happen…”


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Live At Sweden Rock Festival
Release date: August 27, 2012 (tentative)


CD + DVD (each will feature the following tracks)

01. When The Lights Go Down
02. Lay It On The Line
03. Allied Forces
04. Never Surrender
05. I Live For The Weekend
06. Blinding Light Show
07. Rocky Mountain Way
08. Magic Power
09. Rock And Roll Machine
10. Fight The Good Fight


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

VIDEO: Chris Cornell performs Soundgarden classic with fan


Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell is currently winding his way across Europe on his solo “Songbook” tour.

The trek highlights works from Cornell's entire catalogue, including songs written for Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple Of The Dog.

When Cornell’s tour rolled into Newcastle, UK on June 20, the singer was asked by fan Ben Dawson if he could join him onstage to play the Soundgarden classic, “Outshined.”

Next thing you know, Dawson was on stage rocking with Cornell.

Check out the video!

Cornell’s solo dates run through July 17 in Tel Aviv.


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Chris Cornell – Outshined
With fan Ben Dawson
Newcastle City Hall – Newcastle, UK – June 20, 2012



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