Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses rock Orlando with The Cult


photo: Camping World Stadium

Guns N’ Roses brought their Not In This Lifetime reunion tour to Orlando, FL on July 29.

The show at the city’s Camping World Stadium marked the 16th date on the group’s summer reunion run across North America.

The band were joined by The Cult for their second of four appearances on the tour as they are on the road in support of their latest album “Hidden City.”

Released earlier this year, the project reunites the group with veteran producer Bob Rock.

Following a stop in Atlanta on July 27, The Cult will next open for Guns N’ Roses at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA on July 31 before the pair hit AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on August 3.

The Cult recently extended their North American tour with a newly-announced series of US dates through the summer and early fall.









See also:

VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses bring Not In This Lifetime reunion tour to Atlanta
Guns N’ Roses reunion tour has no end date
VIDEO: Slash performs Guns N’ Roses classics with School Of Rock in New York
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses play second show at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey
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Friday, July 29, 2016

Steven Tyler to perform on The Tonight Show



Steven Tyler will perform on NBC-TV’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, August 4.

The Aerosmith frontman is currently on the road across North America playing shows in support of his solo album debut, “We're All Somebody From Somewhere.”

Tyler co-produced the record in Nashville, TN with roots master T Bone Burnett, Dann Huff, Jaren Johnston and Marti Frederikson.

The record was previewed with the singles "Love Is Your Name" and "Red, White And You."

The project just debuted atop the US country music charts.

The record entered Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at No. 1, while starting at No. 19 on the Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 18,000 equivalent album units.

Tyler will regroup with Aerosmith for a South American tour this fall.




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Iron Maiden to stream final concert of Book Of Souls tour



Iron Maiden will stream the final concert on The Book Of Souls World Tour from the Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany on August 4.

On the road since late February, the veteran metal outfit have played 72 shows in 36 countries across six continents to over 1.5 million fans.

The band are teaming up with ARTE concert and Livestream to deliver the last show of the run.

"We decided to finish the tour at Wacken as it is the ideal way to end this magical tour playing to 80,000 core metal fans at this legendary Metal festival,” says Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood. “Wacken has become such as international event with many thousands of fans from many other countries around the world joining and celebrating with the German fans so it is perfect for the final show of a memorable tour.

“Everywhere we’ve played the fans have been amazing and the reaction to the new songs and stage show has been phenomenal. The band has loved every minute on stage.

“So when Wacken and ARTE asked us to consider a live stream of our performance there we jumped at the chance to give our fans an end of tour gift. Streaming this final show live globally allows us to thank the many fans we played to so far, and, for those who couldn’t get to see us this time round, a chance to see just how spectacular the live concert is and what they missed!”

Iron Maiden at Wacken Open Air will be streamed live on Thursday, August 4 from 9.30 pm CET via Livestream and wacken.com




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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan to release vinyl collection package



Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan will reissue five solo albums as “The Vinyl Collection 1979-1982” on September 23.

The package brings together five albums across seven LPs, including 1979's “Mr Universe”, 1980's “Glory Road” on 2LP with the bonus disc “For Gillan Fans Only”, 1981's “Future Shock”, 1981's “Double Trouble” on 2LP and 1982's “Magic.

All of the albums have been recreated as first pressing replicas on 180g heavyweight vinyl housed in a rigid slipcase.

The five records were originally issued during an era after Gillan had left Deep Purple in 1973 and before he joined Black Sabbath in 1982.

Gillan returned to Deep Purple in 1984 for a 25th anniversary tour and recorded two albums with the lineup that included the return of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore.

The singer exited the band again in 1989 and has remained Deep Purple’s frontman since his return in 1992.

The band are currently playing shows across Europe this summer.


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AUDIO: Led Zeppelin stream Communication Breakdown from expanded BBC Sessions set



Led Zeppelin are streaming an unreleased 1971 live version of “Communication Breakdown” from the forthcoming expanded edition of their 1997 set, “BBC Sessions.”

Recorded at the Paris Theatre in London, UK on April 1, 1971, the tune was cut from the original BBC broadcast of the concert.

Due September 16, “The Complete BBC Sessions” will present the original package – which featured live recordings selected from the band’s appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971 – plus eight unreleased songs, including three rescued from a previously “lost” session from 1969.

Originally broadcast in April 1969, the session included three songs: "I Can't Quit You Baby", "You Shook Me" and the only recorded performance of "Sunshine Woman."

Also included are two unreleased versions of both "Communication Breakdown" and "What Is And What Should Never Be." Separated by two years, the performances vividly demonstrate the young band's rapid evolution over a short period of time.

The set has been newly remastered by Page with extensive session-by-session liner notes written by Dave Lewis, providing – for the first time ever – accurate details and notes about all of the band's BBC sessions.

"The Complete BBC Sessions" will be available in multiple formats:

* Deluxe Edition (3CD) – Remastered original album plus a third disc of unreleased audio.
* Deluxe Edition Vinyl (5LP) – Remastered original album, plus a fifth LP of unreleased audio, on 180-gram vinyl
* Digital Download – Remastered album and unreleased audio will both be available.
* Super Deluxe Boxed Set (3CD/5LP)– This collection includes:
- Remastered album. 2 CDs, each in a replica sleeve.
- Unreleased audio on CD in a separate card sleeve.
- Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl.
- Unreleased audio on 180-gram vinyl.
- High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
- 48-page book filled with photos of the band, the recording locations, BBC memorabilia, and session information.
- High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 20,000 of which will be individually numbered.

A lawyer representing plaintiff Michael Skidmore has filed an appeal to the verdict in the recent "Stairway To Heaven" copyright infringement lawsuit involving Page and Robert Plant.

Last month, a Los Angeles federal court jury cleared the duo of any wrongdoing in the creation of their 1971 signature song against a claim by Skidmore on behalf of the estate and Trust of Spirit guitarist Randy California (Wolfe) that the acoustic introduction to “Stairway” was lifted from the group’s 1968 instrumental, “Taurus.”





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VIDEO: Robert Plant performs Led Zeppelin classic at Rock Werchter festival
Led Zeppelin to release expanded BBC Sessions package
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Rolling Stones to debut Havana Moon concert film in theaters



The Rolling Stones will debut their Cuban concert film, “Havana Moon”, in theaters worldwide on September 23.

The March 25, 2016 event saw the group perform their first-ever concert in Cuba during a groundbreaking free show before an estimated crowd of 1.2 million fans that also marked the first open air concert in the country by a British rock band.

Mick Jagger welcomed the massive crowd who had come to watch the historic show: “Finally the times are changing, Cuba we are so happy to be here,” and joked with his bandmates during the performance, describing them as “The Revolutionary Ronnie Wood…Charlie Che Watts….Compadre Keith Richards”

Named after a Chuck Berry song and directed by Paul Dugdale, “Havana Moon” features a setlist of classics including “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll”, “Honky Tonk Women”, “Start Me Up”, “Brown Sugar” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

Tickets for “Havana Moon” will go on sale at the beginning of August; more details are available at stonesincuba.com

The Rolling Stones are among the headliners at the inaugural Desert Trip Festival in Indio, California this October.

Running October 7-9 and 14-16 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, the Stones and Bob Dylan will perform on Fridays, Paul McCartney and Neil Young on Saturdays and Roger Waters and The Who will close out Sunday evenings.

The Stones will follow the festival appearance with an October 19 date at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, marking their first show in the city in three years.


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Bruce Springsteen to release autobiography album Chapter And Verse



Bruce Springsteen will release “Chapter And Verse”, a new collection featuring unreleased tracks that doubles as an audio companion to his upcoming autobiography “Born To Run.”

Due on September 23 - the New Jersey rocker’s 67th birthday – the set delivers tunes from throughout his career as he reveals the storyline to his memoir.

The package opens with five unreleased songs from Springsteen’s early days, including two from The Castiles, one each from Steel Mill and The Bruce Springsteen Band, and a solo studio track from 1972 – all prior to the release of his 1973 debut, “Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.”

“Chapter And Verse” will be available as a single CD and double LP, as well as via digital download and streaming.

Springsteen will publish his autobiography, “Born To Run”, on September 27 via Simon & Schuster.

The singer recounts growing up in Freehold, NJ, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band.

Springsteen’s current European trek wraps up in Zurich, Switzerland on July 31, following which he’ll resume The River Tour at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on August 23.

The 2016 run will end at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on September 14.


Bruce Springsteen
“Chapter And Verse”

Release date: September 23

01. Baby I — The Castiles (recorded May 2, 1966, at Mr. Music, Bricktown, NJ) *
02. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover — The Castiles (recorded Sept. 16, 1967, at The Left Foot, Freehold, NJ) *
03. He's Guilty (The Judge Song) — Steel Mill (recorded Feb. 22, 1970, at Pacific Recording Studio, San Mateo, CA) *
04. Ballad Of Jesse James — The Bruce Springsteen Band (recorded March 14, 1972, at Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highland, NJ) *
05. Henry Boy (recorded June 1972, at Mediasound Studios, New York, NY *
06. Growin' Up (recorded May 3, 1972, at Columbia Records Recordings Studios, New York, NY; previously appeared on 'Tracks')
07. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (1973, 'The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle')
08. Born To Run (1975, 'Born To Run')


09. Badlands (1977, 'Darkness On The Edge Of Town')


10. The River (1980, 'The River')


11. My Father's House (1982, 'Nebraska')
12. Born In The U.S.A. (1984, 'Born In The U.S.A.')
13. Brilliant Disguise (1987, 'Tunnel Of Love')
14. Living Proof (1992, 'Lucky Town')
15. The Ghost Of Tom Joad (1995, 'The Ghost Of Tom Joad')
16. The Rising (2002, 'The Rising')
17. Long Time Comin' (2005, 'Devils & Dust')


18. Wrecking Ball (2012, 'Wrecking Ball')

* previously unreleased


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Pink Floyd to release 27-disc Early Years box set






Pink Floyd will release a comprehensive 27-disc box set this fall covering the first seven years of the band’s legendary history.

Due November 11, “The Early Years 1965-1972” will present 7 individual book-style packages and feature 130 tracks, accounting for more than 12 hours of music and 15 hours of video.

The package will contain TV recordings, BBC Sessions, outtakes and demos and more than 20 unreleased songs – including 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio and more than 5 hours of rare concert footage.

Pink Floyd were formed when the founding trio of bassist Roger Waters, drummer Nick Mason and keyboardist Rick Wright were augmented by original guitarist Syd Barrett. David Gilmour joined the band shortly before Barrett’s departure in early 1968.

“The Early Years 1965-1972” will give collectors the opportunity to hear the evolution of the band and witness their part in cultural revolutions from their earliest recordings and studio sessions to the years prior to the release of “The Dark Side Of The Moon”, one of the biggest selling albums of all time.

In addition to the deluxe set, a 2-CD highlights album, “The Early Years – Cre/ation”, will also be issued on November 11.

Each individual book-style package will be released separately early in 2017, except “Bonus Continu/ation”, which is exclusive to the box set.

Check out the extensive track listing for “The Early Years 1965-1972” at pinkfloyd.com

Pink Floyd
“The Early Years 1965-1972”

Release date: November 11

1965-67 – Cambridge St/ation
1968 – Germin/ation
1969 – Dramatis/ation
1970 – Devi/ation
1971 – Reverber/ation
1972 – Obfusc/ation
Bonus Continu/ation *

* box set exclusive


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The Who extend four-year farewell tour into 2017



The Who have extended their ongoing farewell tour with the announcement of a UK run in 2017.

First launched in 2014, the “long goodbye” promised by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will begin year four with two special shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The duo will perform a new acoustic presentation of their 1969 rock opera, “Tommy”, to celebrate the 100th show performed for the Teenage Cancer Trust while raising vital money for young people with cancer,

The March 30 and April 1, 2017 concerts will mark the first full band performance of the classic album since 1989.

The Who have also rescheduled its fall 2016 UK tour dates to follow the Royal Albert Hall shows next April.

Tickets for the shows originally scheduled for late August and September will be valid for the new shows. Any customers who cannot make the new dates are entitled to a full refund from their point of purchase. Deadline for refunds is August 12 at 5pm.

The band’s European dates in Germany, Austria and Italy will still take place as scheduled in September.

Tickets for the Teenage Cancer Trust shows at Royal Albert Hall will go on sale September 23 at 9am.

The Who’s current schedule includes three North American shows this fall – an October 6 date in Santa Barbara, CA ahead of two appearances at Desert Trip, the new weekend event run by organizers of the annual Coachella festival.

Running October 7-9 and 14-16 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan will perform on Fridays, Paul McCartney and Neil Young on Saturdays and Roger Waters and The Who will close out Sunday evenings.

The Who
Farewell tour


2016

Sep 10 – Oberhausen, Germany - Koenig Pilsener Arena
Sep 12 – Stuttgart, Germany - Schyleyer-Halle
Sep 14 – Vienna, Austria - Wiener Stadhalle
Sep 17 – Bologna, Italy - Unipol Arena
Sep 19 – Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
Oct 06 - Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Oct 09 – Indio, CA - Desert Trip
Oct 12 – Mexico City, Mexico - Palacio De Los Deportes
Oct 16 – Indio, CA - Desert Trip

2017

Mar 30 – London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
Apr 01 – London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
Apr 03 – Liverpool, UK - Echo Arena *
Apr 05 – Manchester, UK – Arena *
Apr 07 – Glasgow, Scotland - SSE Hydro *
Apr 10 – Sheffield, UK – Arena *
Apr 12 – Birmingham, UK - Barclaycard Arena *

* rescheduled from fall 2016


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VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses bring Not In This Lifetime reunion tour to Atlanta




Guns N’ Roses brought their Not In This Lifetime reunion tour to Atlanta, GA on July 27 and video from the show has surfaced.

The concert at the city’s Georgia Dome marked the fifteenth stop on the summer run by Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan as they perform together for the first tour in more than two decades.

The trio delivered the trek’s standard 24-song show of classics, covers and fan favourites following an opening set by The Cult.

Earlier this week, Guns N’ Roses production manager Dale "Opie" Skjerseth revealed the reunion tour has no real end date at this point.

"I've been told there's no end date,” he explained, “and I've seen plenty of dates going into next year, far into next year. Everybody's working together to keep a common goal and common direction: keep the machine going."

The summer shows will wrap up at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA on August 22, following which Rose will regroup with AC/DC for ten US dates starting August 27 in Greensboro, NC.

Guns N’ Roses will then begin a 10-show South American tour October 27 in Lima, Peru.

The band will next perform at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL on July 29.








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Vince Neil pleads not guilty to battery charges in Las Vegas



Former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has plead not guilty to a charge of misdemeanor battery in an alleged incident in Las Vegas, NV on April 7.

Neil is accused of dragging an autograph seeker to the ground by her hair during a lunch with actor Nicolas Cage at the Aria Hotel.

At the time, TMZ reported that the alleged altercation was caught on surveillance video from inside the hotel and reviewed by police before charges were laid.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Neil’s attorney, David Chesnoff, entered the plea on behalf of the rocker during a brief arraignment hearing on Wednesday.

“We’re going to do our own investigation, which we’ve already started,” said Chesnoff. “As always, I ask people not to prejudge situations until all the facts come in and we understand the totality of the circumstances.”

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Cynthia Cruz set a trial date for September 19; Neil could face a maximum sentence of six months in jail if convicted, according to local police.

Neil is being sued for $75,000 by a California woman involved in the alleged assault.

Registered nurse Kelly Guerrero claims she was trying to get Cage’s attention as he was wrestling with Neil, alongside comedian Carrot Top, as the three were leaving the hotel.

Guerrero says her 14-year-old son witnessed Neil's assault and battery, which resulted in a series of injuries including a "fractured coccyx and a severe left hip injury."

Neil is currently on the road playing dates across North America after Motley Crue wrapped up their farewell tour at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve.



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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

David Lee Roth tackles food and hot rods on The Roth Show




David Lee Roth tackles food and hot rods on the two latest episodes of his online series The Roth Show.

The rocker launched the program in 2012 and it remained online until his social media websites went dark at the end of January 2015 without explanation – just days before Van Halen officially announced plans for the release of “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert.”

The series resurfaced when the singer launched a new website on February 7.

“Up by popular demand,” said Roth at the time. “Unlimited binge positive fun for the whole family & beyond…”

The singer has issued several new editions of The Roth Show in the past few months while things have been quiet in the Van Halen camp since they closed out their 2015 tour with a pair of shows at the Hollywood Bowl in early October.



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Jimmy Page thanks fans for support throughout Stairway To Heaven trial



Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is thanking fans for their outpouring of support throughout the recent "Stairway To Heaven" copyright infringement trial.

Last month, a Los Angeles federal court jury cleared defendants Page and Robert Plant of any wrongdoing in the creation of their 1971 signature song against a claim by Michael Skidmore on behalf of the estate and Trust of Spirit guitarist Randy California (Wolfe) that the acoustic introduction to “Stairway” was lifted from the group’s 1968 instrumental, “Taurus.”

“A few weeks have past since the judgement of the Stairway to Heaven case in Los Angeles, with the jury reaching a unanimous decision in a remarkably short time,” said Page via a statement on Facebook. “Throughout the lengthy journey to that verdict, and even more recently, I have received and been aware of the overwhelming wave of support, encouragement, and congratulations that has been deeply moving.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank all those who contributed such a positive energy to me.”

Page’s remarks surfaced over the weekend as a lawyer representing Skidmore filed an appeal to the verdict in the case.

“Please take notice that Plaintiff Michael Skidmore, Trustee for the Randy Craig Wolfe Trust, hereby appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from the final judgment entered on June 23, 2016, as well as any and all interlocutory rulings, decisions, and orders that gave rise to the judgment and are merged therein,” the notice of appeal read.

A date for the appeal to be heard has yet to be announced.

“Stairway To Heaven” appeared on the UK band’s 1971 album, “Led Zeppelin IV.”

One of the best-selling albums in music history, the project went on to sell more than 37 million copies worldwide, including 23 million in the US alone.







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Guns N’ Roses reunion tour has no end date



The Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime reunion tour has no end date.

11Alive WXIA-TV Atlanta, GA reports production manager Dale "Opie" Skjerseth revealed the news during a press conference at the Georgia Dome ahead of the group’s show in the city Wednesday night.

"I've been told there's no end date,” he explained, “and I've seen plenty of dates going into next year, far into next year. Everybody's working together to keep a common goal and common direction: keep the machine going."

The tour marks the first concerts featuring the trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan in more than two decades.

Skjerseth was asked what brought the band back together – money or music – to which he replied: “I believe it starts with the love the band… And then of course, we all want money."

The 2016 run has seen Guns N’ Roses arrive on stage releatively close to, or on, time, which hasn’t been the case in many years as Rose notoriously kept fans waiting for shows to begin.

"We're all older and want to get to bed now,” said the production manager, who has seen a change in Rose’s habits. “We were all young. Even I was young. It's his maturity and business and how it should be. Everybody feels good about it. He's here before the guys, the rest of them, some days. He comes in, he shows up, gets out of the car, goes on stage. Sometimes he stays on site."

The July 27 gig at the Georgia Dome will mark the fifteenth stop on the band’s summer run across North America, which will wrap up at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA on August 22.

Guns N’ Roses will then begin a 10-show South American tour that will start October 27 in Lima, Peru.



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VIDEO: Ozzy Osbourne guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live



Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack were among the guests on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on the program’s July 26 broadcast.

The pair were on hand to promote the July 24 launch of their new History channel series, "Ozzy & Jack's World Detour."

The 10-episode series sees the rock legend and his son tour the world to visit a bucket list of iconic and historically significant spots that includes Mt. Rushmore, Stonehenge, Roswell, The Jamestown Settlement and Sun Studios, and a hit list of some fascinating sights and people that they've read about.

Among the stops was a return visit to The Alamo, where Ozzy had been banned for decades after being arrested in San Antonio, Texas in February 1982 for urinating at a monument near the landmark dedicated to the lives of soldiers killed in the 1836 Texas Revolution.

“I found out that I didn’t pee on The Alamo, after all,” says Ozzy about the episode.

“Without giving too much away,” explains Jack, “urination was involved; public intoxication was involved, and the donning of women’s garments was involved.”

“I remember some Mexican guy saying to me, “I don’t know what the problem is; we pee up The Alamao every night,” adds Ozzy.

Osbourne and Black Sabbath will launch the final series of North American shows on their current farewell tour at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in New York on August 17.

The band will play a series of dates in Latin America late in the year before beginning a final 8-show UK/Ireland run early next year.


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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

VIDEO: Slash performs Guns N’ Roses classics with School Of Rock in New York




During Guns N’ Roses recent two-night stand in East Rutherford, NJ as part of the reunited group’s Not In This Lifetime tour, Slash paid a surprise visit to jam with the pre-teen band as they rehearsed for the Broadway musical School Of Rock.

Rolling Stone reports Slash stepped from the wings sidestage and joined the kids while they were practicing the group’s 1988 hit, "Sweet Child o' Mine."

Slash played alongside Brandon Niederauer, who plays guitar prodigy Zack in the show. Niederarauer carefully watched the veteran rock star perform the song as they played the famous riff in unison.

Singer Bobbi MacKenzie, who plays the show's band's soulful lead singer Tomika, powered through her vocals on the song without noticing the surprise guest behind her and looked shocked as she saw him after the song wrapped.

The full band with Slash also gave a raucous take on "Paradise City" on the stage before he posed with the kids for photos and met with the musicians.

"It was really cool to meet such an enthusiastic and talented bunch of young rock 'n' rollers," says Slash. "They were great kids as well as players."

“School Of Rock: The Musical” is currently playing at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York – for showtimes and tickets visit schoolofrockthemusical.com

Guns N’ Roses will next perform at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA on July 27.


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Metallica to perform at Global Citizen Festival



Metallica and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder are among the artists set to perform at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park on September 24.

Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar headline the fifth annual event, and they’ll be joined by Selena Gomez, Major Lazer, Usher, Ellie Goulding, Yandle and Yusuf (Cat Stevens).

Celebrity hosts for the festival include Hugh Jackman, Chelsea Handler, Priyanka Chopra, Neil Patrick Harris, Seth Myer and Salma Hayek Pinault.

Curated by Coldplay singer Chris Martin, the event is part of a continued effort to end extreme poverty by 2030, as proposed by the United Nationals Sustainable Developmental Goals.

By contributing to charity acts on the website – including watching videos and signing petitions – people can earn points to get free tickets to the festival.

"Over the last five years, Global Citizens around the world have taken more than 6 million actions in the fight against extreme poverty - actions that are set to affect the lives of over 650 million of the world's most marginalized people,” says Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans. “This year's festival - and this incredible lineup - is an annual touch point to hold our world leaders to account on their commitments to solve the world's biggest problems."

The festival will be broadcast by MSNBC and msnbc.com and streamed online via YouTube.

To learn more about the event and how you can get involved, visit globalcitizenfestival.org

The festival marks one of two confirmed Metallica shows on their 2016 schedule: they will next perform at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 20.

The San Francisco rockers will headline the first rock concert at the new home of the Minnesota Vikings on a triple-bill with guests Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat prior to the proper kick-off to the new NFL season.

Metallica are expected to release the follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic” later this year.

A rumored release date of October 14 was revealed recently by Germany’s biggest daily newspaper, Bild.

Neither the band or their European distributor, Universal Music, have made any statements concerning an official street date for the project.

Metallica have been working on the record for most of the past year with producer Greg Fidelman.



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Alter Bridge announce US headline tour dates



Alter Bridge have announced a series of US headline dates this fall in support of their forthcoming album, “The Last Hero.”

The 3-week run will begin in Destin, FL on September 22 and will wrap up just prior to the October 7 release of their fifth album.

Tickets for the sghows will go on-sale July 29 and fans can get exclusive early access to the band’s ticket pre-sale by pre-ordering any item from their official U.S store.

Alter Bridge are currently on the road across North America on a summer tour with Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin.

“The Last Hero” was recorded earlier this year with longtime producer Michael 'Elvis' Baskette.

The group have released a lyric video for the project’s lead single, “Show Me A Leader.”

“Show Me a Leader is a reflection of how polarized and fractured things are in our society,” says singer Myles Kennedy. “This song doesn’t push an agenda, it simply expresses a very common sense of disillusionment people seem to be feeling at this point in time.”

The band’s last record, 2013’s “Fortress”, debuted at No. 12 on the US Billboard 200 chart following first week sales of 30,000.

Alter Bridge
2016 US tour


Jul 26 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Amphitheater *
Jul 27 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center *
Jul 29 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain *
Jul 30 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach *
Jul 31 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center *
Aug 02 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live *
Aug 04 - Gilford, NH - Bank of NH Pavilion *
Aug 06 - Bangor, ME - Rise Above Festival
Aug 07 - Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL Festival
Aug 08 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *
Aug 11 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre *
Aug 12 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Amphitheater *
Aug 13 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
Aug 15 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater *
Aug 17 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater *
Aug 19 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion *
Aug 21 - Seattle, WA - Pain In The Grass – White River Amphitheater
Aug 23 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater #
Aug 24 - Post Falls, ID - Greyhound Park *
Sep 22 - Destin, FL - Club LA #
Sep 24 - Houston, TX - Houston Open Air Festival
Sep 25 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater #
Sep 28 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre #
Sep 29 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre #
Oct 01 - Janesville, WI - Sonic Boom
Oct 02 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life
Oct 04 - Charlotte, NC – Fillmore #
Oct 05 - Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium #
Oct 08 - Tulsa, OK - Tulsa State Fair – Oklahoma Stage

* playing with Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Saint Asonia
# headline show


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Steven Tyler solo album debut tops US Country charts



Steven Tyler’s first solo album, “We're All Somebody From Somewhere”, has debuted atop the US country music charts.

Billboard reports the Aerosmith singer’s project enters Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at No. 1, while starting at No. 19 on the Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 18,000 equivalent album units.

Tyler co-produced the record in Nashville, TN with roots master T Bone Burnett, Dann Huff, Jaren Johnston and Marti Frederikson.

The set feature 15 new songs including the rocker’s first two country singles, "Love Is Your Name" and "Red, White And You," as well as an all new, "darker, countrified" version of the Aerosmith smash "Janie's Got A Gun."

Tyler is currently on the road across North America supported by the Nashville-based band Loving Mary for his first solo tour, “Out On A Limb”, which started in Las Vegas earlier this month.

The intimate theatre shows see the singer rework Aerosmith classics and tell stories behind some of the band's most beloved hits.







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Led Zeppelin: Stairway To Heaven trial verdict appealed



A lawyer representing plaintiff Michael Skidmore has filed an appeal to the verdict in the recent "Stairway To Heaven" copyright infringement lawsuit involving Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

Last month, a Los Angeles federal court jury cleared the duo of any wrongdoing in the creation of their 1971 signature song against a claim by Skidmore on behalf of the estate and Trust of Spirit guitarist Randy California (Wolfe) that the acoustic introduction to “Stairway” was lifted from the group’s 1968 instrumental, “Taurus.”

Courthouse News Service reports Skidmore filed a notice of appeal in the case over the weekend.

“Please take notice that Plaintiff Michael Skidmore, Trustee for the Randy Craig Wolfe Trust, hereby appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from the final judgment entered on June 23, 2016, as well as any and all interlocutory rulings, decisions, and orders that gave rise to the judgment and are merged therein,” the notice of appeal read.

The two-week trial saw Page, Plant and non-defendant John Paul Jones take the stand to deny exposure to “Taurus” while explaining the creation of “Stairway” at Headley Grange.

Music experts testified that both songs share a commonplace descending chromatic line that has "existed for hundreds of years."

Led Zeppelin publishers Warner/Chappell Music are seeking $613,000 in attorneys' fees for successfully defending the band in the case.

The company have asked the Federal Court for attorneys' fees, citing "extensive and ongoing litigation misconduct" on behalf of the Plaintiff’s attorney Francis Malofiy, and that the court should side in their favor to "encourage and reward the litigation of a meritorious defense."







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Monday, July 25, 2016

VIDEO: KISS stream Rock And Roll All Nite from KISS Rocks Vegas



KISS are streaming a performance of their 1975 signature song, “Rock And Roll All Nite”, from the upcoming release of the “KISS Rocks Vegas” concert film.

Due August 26, the package captures the band live during their nine-show 2014 Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel And Casino.

In addition to the regular concert, the project also features a seven-song acoustic set featuring vintage 1970s tracks by the band.

"We rocked and Vegas rolled!,” says Paul Stanley. “This was epic in-your-face KISS! We got up close and personal. I think rock and roll fans will really enjoy this spectacle that only KISS can deliver."

“KISS Rocks Vegas” will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, CD and LP, while a Deluxe Edition comes in a hardcover package with a 12x12 book, including photos from the show and an exclusive CD.

KISS premiered the project with a worldwide cinema event in May.

The classic rock outfit are currently playing dates on the US Freedom To Rock tour, which kicked off in Tucson, Arizona on July 4.


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INXS: Michael Hutchence documentary in the works



Plans for a feature-length documentary about the life of late INXS singer Michael Hutchence have been announced.

Billboard reports Australian filmmaker Richard Lowenstein - who worked with INXS for many years - will direct the project about the legendary frontman who was found dead in a Sydney hotel room in November 1997.

INXS formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. The band went on to sell more than 40 million albums worldwide and had a string of hits that included “Original Sin,” “What You Need,” “Need You Tonight” and “Never Tear Us Apart.”

“I have been working on the definitive documentary film journey into the heart and soul of this complex, shy, poetic and exceptionally charismatic man for many years,” says Lowenstein. “To be able to embark on this film now with such great partners as UMG, UK’s Passion Pictures, Ghost Pictures, [longtime INXS manager] Chris [Murphy] and INXS is extremely exciting and I know that together we are going to tell this story like no one else can.”

The documentary is expected to arrive in theaters at the end of 2017.

Among the beneficiaries of the film’s proceeds will be Hutchence’s 20-year old heir, Tiger Lily, his daughter with the late Paula Yates.

Following the singer’s passing, INXS worked with a few vocalists before performing their final concert on November 11, 2012 at the Perth Arena.

“INXS: Never Tear Us Apart”, an Australian mini-series with Luke Arnold playing Hutchence, aired in Australia in 2014 and its success returned the group to the top of the charts in the band’s home country.



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AUDIO: Alter Bridge stream new single Show Me A Leader




Alter Bridge are streaming “Show Me A Leader” as the lead single from their forthcoming album, “The Last Hero.”

“Show Me a Leader is a reflection of how polarized and fractured things are in our society,” says singer Myles Kennedy. “This song doesn’t push an agenda, it simply expresses a very common sense of disillusionment people seem to be feeling at this point in time.”

Due October 7, the 14-song set was recorded earlier this year with producer Michael 'Elvis' Baskette.

Alter Bridge are currently on the road with Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin for a summer tour of North America ahead of the album’s fall release, which will be followed by a 24-show run across Europe starting November 4 in Bilbao, Spain.

The band’s last record, 2013’s “Fortress”, debuted at No. 12 on the US Billboard 200 chart following first week sales of 30,000.


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VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses play second show at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey



Guns N’ Roses played the second of two shows on their Not In This Lifetime tour at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on July 24.

The 24-song set mirrored the previous night’s show on Slash’s 51st birthday for the most part: Duff McKagan swapped out a cover of a tune by Misfits from Saturday with one by The Damned, and the encore opened with “Don’t Cry” instead of the acoustic “Patience.”

The concert marked the fourteenth stop on the summer run, which will wrap up at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA on August 22.

Guns N’ Roses will next perform at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA on July 27 – the first of four shows that will see the band joined by openers The Cult, who are on the road in support of their latest album “Hidden City.”

The group is also on board for dates in Orlando, FL (Jul 29), New Orleans, LA (Jul 31) and Arlington, TX (Aug 3).










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