Sunday, December 31, 2017

Whitesnake tops the hennemusic Hot 10



Whitesnake tops this week’s hennemusic Hot 10.

David Coverdale and company have released an official video for the 1974 Deep Purple classic, “Burn”, as the latest preview to the forthcoming package, “The Purple Tour (Live).”

Read all about it and check out the video in this week’s top story!

The HH10 is a list of the most-viewed rock news stories in the past week by hennemusic readers.

For a full list of hennemusic Hot 10 charts, check out the archives here.

hennemusic Hot 10
week ending December 31, 2017

01 – VIDEO: Whitesnake perform Deep Purple classic Burn on The Purple Tour Live
02 – Ace Frehley to perform at NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day
03 – Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy recounts Led Zeppelin audition
04 – VIDEO: Pink Floyd stream rare 1967 TV performance
05 – The Eagles sweep the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards
06 – Pearl Jam reunite with original drummer on annual Christmas single
07 – Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 5: QUEEN
08 – Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 10: DAVID LEE ROTH
09 – Led Zeppelin tops the hennemusic Hot 10
10 – Led Zeppelin to issue unreleased material for 50th anniversary



See also:

Dec 24: Led Zeppelin
Dec 17: Wolfgang Van Halen
Dec 10: Nirvana
Dec 03: Foo Fighters
Nov 26: The Eagles

Friday, December 29, 2017

Ace Frehley to perform at NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day



Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will perform his 1978 hit, "New York Groove", during the pre-game festivities at the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day when the New York Rangers host the Buffalo Sabres at New York's Citi Field.

The track from Frehley’s 1978 solo release is played at Citi Field following every home win by the New York Mets.

The Goo Goo Dolls will take the stage during the first intermission of the 10th anniversary edition of the annual NHL event, which will also see E Street drummer Max Weinberg and Max Weinberg's Jukebox serve as the house band by performing throughout the outdoor game.

The NHL Winter Classic will be broadcast live on NBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports on January 1 at 1 p.m. EST.

Frehley and the original lineup of KISS were inducted into the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame alongside Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, and The E Street Band.

The guitarist has been in the studio working on the follow-up to his 2016 all-star covers album, “Origins Vol. 1.”

You can watch Ace's performance at the NHL Winter Classic here.


See also:

KISS: Gene Simmons sued over alleged sexual misconduct
VIDEO: KISS members Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley reunite on stage
VIDEO: Ace Frehley reunites with Frehley’s Comet members
Partial KISS reunion set for Hurricane Harvey benefit concert
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Thursday, December 28, 2017

U2 and Guns N’ Roses top 2017 worldwide concert tours



U2 and Guns N’ Roses have topped live music industry magazine Pollstar’s list of worldwide concert tours in 2017.

Over the course of 50 shows in 38 cities, the Irish band’s 30th anniversary trek for “The Joshua Tree” grossed $316 million with sales of 2.71 million tickets.

The Guns N’ Roses reunion tour with Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan sold 2.68 million tickets over 81 dates for a gross of $292.5 million.

Coldplay ($238 million) and Bruno Mars ($200.1 million) were third and fourth, respectively, with Metallica rounding out the Top 5 at $152.8 million earned based on sales of 1.56 million tickets.

Other rockers to appear in the Top 20 include Paul McCartney at No. 7 ($132 million), The Rolling Stones at No. 9 ($120 million), Roger Waters at No. 13 ($92.1 million), Bruce Springsteen at No. 14 ($87.8 million) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at No. 19 ($73.5 million).

Check out the full Top 20 list at pollstar.com

Beyond “The Joshua Tree” trek, U2 released their fourteenth album, “Songs Of Experience”, earlier this month; the project debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 to earn the group their eighth US chart-topper and first since 2009’s “No Line On The Horizon.”

Following recent performances on Saturday Night Live and the BBC, U2 will begin a 2018 North American tour on May 2 in Tulsa, OK.



See also:

VIDEO: U2 perform live at Abbey Road Studios for the BBC
U2 debut atop US charts with Songs Of Experience
VIDEO: U2 launch Songs Of Experience on Saturday Night Live
U2 to perform on Saturday Night Live
Search U2 at hennemusic

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Pearl Jam reunite with original drummer on annual Christmas single



The 2017 edition of Pearl Jam’s annual Ten Club Christmas single sees the band reunited with original drummer Dave Krusen for a soundcheck version of their 1991 classic, "Alive", recorded prior to the group’s induction into the 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in New York on April 7.

Krusen played on the Seattle band’s debut release, “Ten”, and was one of two drummers included in the Rock Hall induction – alongside Matt Cameron – and the rest of the current lineup of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament.

At the induction event, Krusen joined Pearl Jam to perform “Alive” before Cameron stepped in for “Given To Fly” and “Better Man.”

The first of five drummers in the band, Krusen left Pearl Jam in May of 1991 and checked himself into rehab for alcohol abuse issues; he was replaced by Matt Chamberlain for a short time before Dave Abbruzzese sat behind the kit until 1994, with Jack Irons stepping in until Soundgarden’s Cameron became a regular member in 1998.

The B-side of the exclusive Ten Club 7” vinyl holiday single is a new cover of Chuck Berry's "Around And Around", recorded during a Rock Hall rehearsal on March 30.

Pearl Jam recently released their concert film, “Let’s Play Two”, which captures footage from the final two shows of the band’s 2016 North American tour at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL.

The group return to live action in 2018 with dates announced for shows in South America and Europe.

The band will open their 2018 live schedule with a four-date run in South America in March that will see them play Lollapalooza festivals in Chile, Argentina and Brazil, as well as a headline concert in Rio de Janiero, Brazil; they’ll follow that with a 14-date European run that will open in Amsterdam on June 12.



See also:

Pearl Jam announce South American and European tour dates
Pearl Jam launch Let’s Play Two online baseball game
VIDEO: Pearl Jam stream 1993 classic from Let’s Play Two concert film
VIDEO: Pearl Jam preview Lightning Bolt from Let’s Play Two concert film
Search Pearl Jam at hennemusic

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy recounts Led Zeppelin audition



Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy is recounting his 2008 audition with Led Zeppelin as he makes the rounds to promote his forthcoming debut solo album, “Year Of The Tiger.”

Following Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion performance in London, Kennedy was one of three vocalists – including Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell – confirmed to have teamed up with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham to jam and write some new music when Robert Plant declined to pursue further work with his former bandmates.

Kennedy tells Eddie Trunk that, while no video was shot during the two sessions, he "has heard different accounts" about whether an audio recording of the rehearsals exists.

"I actually hope [it] didn't [get recorded], because I was actually pretty sick," Kennedy explains. "I had come off a tour in Australia, and I remember I got there and I had bronchitis or something, and I remember it took a few days for my voice to come back. So I hope there is nothing that exists. [Laughs]"

“Believe me… those rehearsals I will remember to my dying day,” the singer told VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” in 2014. “When we’re talking about this it seems completely ridiculous — there’s no way — but it did happen. We played ‘The Rain Song,’ which is probably my favorite Led Zeppelin song, ‘No Quarter,’ ‘Kashmir,’ it was a lot of fun.

“But it wasn’t going to be ‘Led Zeppelin,’” he continued. “I don’t know if they knew what it was going to be. They just wanted to play, they wanted to jam, they wanted to put a project of some sort together. They weren’t sure what it was, but it was never going to be Led Zeppelin with a new singer, I mean, obviously.”

Page eventually shut down plans for the project and began work on an extensive series of expanded, deluxe reissues of all of Led Zeppelin’s studio albums that would surface in 2014 and 2015.

The guitarist recently revealed that Led Zeppelin will mark their 50th anniversary in 2018 with a series of unreleased material, as well as an official illustrated book.

Led Zeppelin were named the No. 7 Rock News Artist Of The Year and delivered the No. 8 Rock News Story Of The Year as part of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards.


See also:

Led Zeppelin to publish illustrated 50th Anniversary book
Led Zeppelin to issue unreleased material for 50th anniversary
Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 7: LED ZEPPELIN
Rock News Story Of The Year No. 8: LED ZEPPELIN
VIDEO: Robert Plant joined by Chrissie Hynde in London
Search Led Zeppelin at hennemusic

VIDEO: Whitesnake perform Deep Purple classic Burn on The Purple Tour Live



Whitesnake have released an official video for the 1974 Deep Purple classic, “Burn”, as the latest preview to the forthcoming package, “The Purple Tour (Live).”

The tune was the title track to Deep Purple’s eighth album, which served as the group’s first project with David Coverdale and bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes; the set peaked at No. 9 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to Gold status in the country for sales of 500,000 copies.

Due January 19, “The Purple Tour (Live)” delivers classic Whitesnake tracks alongside material from the band’s tour in support of 2015’s “The Purple Album”, a project that saw Coverdale re-record classic songs from the Deep Purple Mark 3 and Mark 4 records he appeared on – including 1974’s “Burn” and “Stormbringer”, and 1975’s “Come Taste The Band.”

“The Purple Tour (Live)” will be available as CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray sets, as well as double-LP, single CD, and digital versions.

The double-disc collection also includes the new “Burn” video alongside footage of the concert mixed to 5.1 Surround Sound, plus band interviews, and a number of bonus performances not available on the CD or vinyl versions.

Whitesnake recently released a 30th anniversary reissue of their classic 1987 self-titled album, and are planning to issue a new studio record in 2018.

The band will join Foreigner and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening for a newly-announced 2018 US summer tour that will begin in Bangor, ME on June 15.



Whitesnake
“The Purple Tour (Live)”

Release date: January 19

CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray

01. Burn
02. Bad Boys
03. Love Ain't No Stranger
04. The Gypsy
05. Give Me All Your Love
06. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
07. Mistreated
08. You Fool No One
09. Soldier Of Fortune
10. Is This Love
11. Fool For Your Loving
12. Here I Go Again
13. Still Of The Night

DVD/Blu-ray Contents

Concert Video in 5.1 and Stereo

* "Burn" Music Video
* Band Interviews

Bonus 5.1 High Resolution Live Audio:

* You Keep On Moving
* Lay Down Stay Down
* Lotsanotes
* Stormbringer


See also:

Whitesnake stream Fool For Your Loving from The Purple Tour Live
VIDEO: Whitesnake previews The Purple Tour Live release
Foreigner announces US tour with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham
VIDEO: David Coverdale unboxes Whitesnake 30th anniversary reissue
Search Whitesnake at hennemusic

Sunday, December 24, 2017

UCLA School Of Law announces Chris Cornell scholarship



The UCLA School Of Law has announced The Chris Cornell Scholarship in honor of the late Soundgarden singer.

A coalition led by the rocker’s widow, Vicky Cornell, has created an endowed fund of more than $1 million to support student scholarships while honoring the rocker’s commitment to justice, human rights and advocacy for those in need.

Members of the coalition include several friends and colleagues of Cornell, as well as supporters of UCLA Law.

"My husband and I agreed that given the opportunity of education, people have the power to change the world,” Vicky explains. “UCLA School Of Law is an institution known for its academic excellence and we are proud to provide funding through the Chris Cornell Scholarship for future students and future leaders of the world."

“Vicky Cornell and all the people paying tribute to Chris Cornell’s tremendous legacy are helping to ensure that the law school will extend and strengthen its commitment to our students and to the pursuit of justice,” says UCLA Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin. “Through the work of the Promise Institute and the scholarships that this fund will support, Chris Cornell’s influence will be felt at UCLA Law and beyond for generations to come.”

“This endowment honors an influential musical artist who cared about human rights and enables others the opportunity to make a positive impact in the world,” adds UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.

As part of his long career as a singer, songwriter and performer, Cornell wrote and recorded the title song for 2017’s “The Promise”, the first feature film to highlight the story of the Armenian genocide. All proceeds from the film have gone toward human rights causes, including creation of the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law; in addition, Cornell donated all of his proceeds from the song to the International Rescue Committee.

“The Promise” is nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Rock Performance” category at next month's event, which will see it compete alongside songs by Foo Fighters, Leonard Cohen, Kaleo and Nothing More.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28.

Cornell took his own life in a Detroit hotel room in the early hours of May 18 following a Soundgarden show in the city; he was laid to rest during a private memorial service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on May 26.


See also:

Chris Cornell receives Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance
Chris Cornell video for The Promise released to mark World Refugee Day
Eddie Vedder delivers tribute to Chris Cornell in London
Soundgarden: Chris Cornell toxicology reports released
Search Soundgarden at hennemusic

Led Zeppelin tops the hennemusic Hot 10




Led Zeppelin tops this week’s hennemusic Hot 10.

The iconic band will mark their 50th anniversary in 2018 with a series of unreleased material, according to guitarist Jimmy Page.

Read all about it in this week’s top story!

The HH10 is a list of the most-viewed rock news stories in the past week by hennemusic readers.

For a full list of hennemusic Hot 10 charts, check out the archives here.

hennemusic Hot 10
week ending December 24, 2017

01 – Led Zeppelin to issue unreleased material for 50th anniversary
02 – Rock News Story Of The Year No. 3: QUEEN
03 – Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 5: QUEEN
04 – The Eagles sweep the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards
05 – Stone Temple Pilots release lyric video for Meadow single
06 – VIDEO: U2 perform live at Abbey Road Studios for the BBC
07 – VIDEO: Judas Priest singer Rob Halford comments on Rock Hall snub
08 – Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 10: DAVID LEE ROTH
09 – Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 2: GUNS N’ ROSES
10 – Led Zeppelin to publish illustrated 50th Anniversary book



See also:

Dec 17: Wolfgang Van Halen
Dec 10: Nirvana
Dec 03: Foo Fighters
Nov 26: The Eagles
Nov 19: Stone Temple Pilots

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Led Zeppelin to publish illustrated 50th Anniversary book



Led Zeppelin will publish an official illustrated book as part of their 50th Anniversary next year.

"Led Zeppelin are pleased to announce that Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones are collaborating with Reel Art Press to publish the official illustrated book celebrating 50 years since the formation of the group,” says the band. “Coming 2018."

The news follows recent comments by guitarist Jimmy Page that a number of projects are expected to surface next year to mark the occasion.

“There’ll be Led Zeppelin product coming out, for sure, that people haven’t heard, because I’m working on that,” Page told the Academy Of Achievement. “Next year will be the 50th year so there’s all manner of surprises coming out.”

Formed in London in 1968, Led Zeppelin were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995 and have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide.

The group disbanded in 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham, but the surviving members have occasionally reunited for special charity events – including a December 10, 2007 tribute concert at London’s O2 Arena for friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, which was released in 2012 as “Celebration Day.”

Led Zeppelin reissued their nine studio albums in chronological order in 2014 and 2015, with each project expanded with a companion disc of previously unreleased material; a complete version of their 1997 set, “BBC Sessions”, surfaced last year.

Led Zeppelin were named the No. 7 Rock News Artist Of The Year and delivered the No. 8 Rock News Story Of The Year as part of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards.


See also:

Led Zeppelin to issue unreleased material for 50th anniversary
Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 7: LED ZEPPELIN
Rock News Story Of The Year No. 8: LED ZEPPELIN
VIDEO: Robert Plant joined by Chrissie Hynde in London
Search Led Zeppelin at hennemusic

The Eagles sweep the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards


The Eagles swept top honors in the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the daily rock music news site announced Thursday.

The iconic band captured the titles of Rock News Artist Of The Year and Rock News Story Of The Year in a year that saw them return to live action following the 2016 passing of co-founder Glenn Frey, a loss that could have ended the group’s storied career.

“The Eagles brought in country star Vince Gill and Glenn’s son, Deacon, to handle his father’s parts for their 2017 shows, and all reports indicate it was emotional ride and huge success,” says Publisher Bruce Henne. hennemusic readers followed the band closely throughout the year, which also earned the group three of the Top 10 places in the Rock News Story Of The Year category.”

The Eagles were the most read-about artist in both hennemusic categories, which are determined by music fans: total page views determine the Rock News Story Of The Year, while the Rock News Artist Of The Year is based on the combined page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.

The Top 10 in both categories were counted down over the past two weeks, in the tradition of the weekly hennemusic Hot 10.

Previous hennemusic Rock News Awards honorees include AC/DC, Van Halen, Pearl Jam and Guns N’ Roses, among others.

A daily rock news service dedicated to providing music fans with an accurate, timely and reliable source for music news, hennemusic serves as a trusted source for rock fans who need updated information on their favorite artists and events.

An affiliate of the Los Angeles-based antiMusic network, hennemusic will celebrate its 8th anniversary on February 1, 2018.


2017 hennemusic Rock News Artist Of The Year – Top 10

01 – THE EAGLES
02 – GUNS N’ ROSES
03 – YES
04 – AC/DC
05 – QUEEN
06 – METALLICA
07 – LED ZEPPELIN
08 – JOURNEY
09 – FOO FIGHTERS
10 – DAVID LEE ROTH


2017 hennemusic Rock News Story Of The Year – Top 10

01 – THE EAGLES
02 – JOE WALSH
03 – QUEEN
04 – YES
05 – GUNS N’ ROSES
06 – JOURNEY
07 – FOO FIGHTERS
08 – LED ZEPPELIN
09 – THE EAGLES
10 – AC/DC


See also:

Search The Eagles at hennemusic
AC/DC sweep the 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen and KISS top the 2015 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen sweep 2014 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen and Pearl Jam top the 2013 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen dominate the 2012 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen win two hennemusic Rock News Awards
Guns N’ Roses named hennemusic’s Rock News Artist of The Year

Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 1: THE EAGLES


As part of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the daily news site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News Artists of the year.

Finalists for the 8th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: results are based on total page views (Rock News Story) and the combined page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months (Rock News Artist).

Today we unveil the No. 1 hennemusic Rock News Artist Of The Year!


2017 Rock News Artist Of The Year – Top 10

10 – DAVID LEE ROTH
09 – FOO FIGHTERS
08 – JOURNEY
07 – LED ZEPPELIN
06 – METALLICA
05 – QUEEN
04 – AC/DC
03 – YES
02 – GUNS N’ ROSES


Rock News Artist of The Year No. 1 – THE EAGLES


When The Eagles suffered the loss of co-founder Glenn Frey in 2016, there was no way to know if one of the best-selling bands in the world would, or could, continue without the man who started it all.

Less than a month after Frey’s passing, the surviving members teamed up with Jackson Browne to perform a tribute to the late Detroit rocker at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, which Don Henley declared as the group’s farewell during a BBC interview a few weeks later.

After more than 150 million albums sold worldwide, the band members returned to the road to continue their respective solo careers.

A Kennedy Center Honors recognition in December of last year – postponed from 2015 while Frey underwent surgery to address a recurrence of previous intestinal issues – finally took place and served to, perhaps, deliver some closure for the group and their fans.

Then, in late March, The Eagles made international headlines when they announced plans to headline a pair of self-produced festivals in July: The Classic West at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and The Classic East at Citi Field in New York.

During a mid-May interview with a Dallas sports radio station, Henley leaked the news that Glenn’s son Deacon Frey would join the band for its summer 2017 appearances, while adding that a second musician would also be a part of the lineup – later revealed to be country music star Vince Gill.

On July 15, The Eagles debuted their new lineup with a headline set on the opening night of The Classic West Festival at Dodger Stadium. Deacon and Gill handled vocals on tunes originally sung by Glenn as fans roared their appreciation, with fellow Detroit rocker and longtime friend Bob Seger on hand for a guest appearance on the 1979 hit “Heartache Tonight” late in the show.

Prior to their appearance at The Classic East event, The Eagles announced they would perform at their third festival, The Classic Northwest, in Seattle, WA in September.

The band delivered another set at The Classic East event in New York later that month and, with renewed interest in the group so high, simple news that Joe Walsh was scheduled to perform on CBS-TV’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert went on to become the No. 2 Rock News Story Of The Year as part of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

Walsh played the full-length album version of his 1978 classic, “Life’s Been Good”, with house band Jon Batiste & Stay Human on the CBS-TV program on August 2 to thunderous applause from the audience at The Ed Sullivan Theater.

The Eagles announced a handful of fall US dates in mid-August, and went on to release a series of expanded 40th anniversary editions of their 1976 album classic, “Hotel California”, in November.

With more than 32 million copies sold worldwide, the project ranks as one of the best-selling albums of all time. The record – which delivered two US No. 1 singles (“New Kid In Town” and the title track) – topped the Billboard 200 for eight weeks and won two Grammy Awards.

With the fall shows complete, The Eagles announced the first series of dates for a 2018 tour of North America, and promptly added more than a dozen shows to the schedule due to overwhelming demand.


See also:

Search The Eagles at hennemusic
AC/DC sweep the 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen and KISS top the 2015 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen sweep 2014 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen and Pearl Jam top the 2013 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen dominate the 2012 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen win two hennemusic Rock News Awards
Guns N’ Roses named hennemusic’s Rock News Artist of The Year
Jimmy Page’s 2011 plans named hennemusic’s Rock News Story Of The Year

Rock News Story Of The Year No. 1: THE EAGLES



As part of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News stories of the past year.

Finalists for the 8th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: results are based on total page views (Rock News Story) and the combined page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months (Rock News Artist).

Today we unveil the No. 1 hennemusic Rock News Story Of The Year!


2017 Rock News Story Of The Year – Top 10

10 – AC/DC
09 – THE EAGLES
08 – LED ZEPPELIN
07 – FOO FIGHTERS
06 – JOURNEY
05 – GUNS N’ ROSES
04 – YES
03 – QUEEN
02 – JOE WALSH


Rock News Story Of The Year No. 1: THE EAGLES


The Eagles performed their first concert following the 2016 passing of co-founder Glenn Frey with a headline set on the opening night of The Classic West Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 15.

Frey’s son, Deacon, and country singer Vince Gill joined the group’s lineup as they delivered a 23-song set of classics while paying tribute to their late bandmate.

“This is unbelievable,” said the 24-year-old Frey when introducing “Peaceful Easy Feeling” mid-set in front of 50,000 plus fans. “The last few years have been rough. The only remedy for that is love and I’m feeling it from you tonight. This is my medicine.”

“Anyone out there miss my dad?”
Frey asked during the song, as the crowd responded with a resounding and heartfelt yes.

Check out the No. 1 hennemusic story of 2017 on THE EAGLES here.


See also:

Search The Eagles at hennemusic
AC/DC sweep the 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen and KISS top the 2015 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen sweep 2014 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen and Pearl Jam top the 2013 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen dominate the 2012 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen win two hennemusic Rock News Awards
Guns N’ Roses named hennemusic’s Rock News Artist of The Year
Jimmy Page’s 2011 plans named hennemusic’s Rock News Story Of The Year

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

VIDEO: U2 perform live at Abbey Road Studios for the BBC




U2 launched their latest album, “Songs Of Experience”, with an intimate live performance special recorded at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios for the BBC, and video from the broadcast is streaming online.

Hosted by Cat Deeley, “U2 At The BBC” sees the band joined by a choir and orchestra to present new tunes including “Get Out Of Your Own Way”, and classic tracks like “Beautiful Day”, “All I Want Is You” and “With Or Without You.”

The companion to 2014’s “Songs Of Innocence” was completed earlier this year with a series of producers – including Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas – following recording sessions in Dublin, New York and Los Angeles.

The two projects draw inspiration from a collection of poems, “Songs Of Innocence And Experience”, by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake.

“Songs Of Experience” recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 to earn the group their eighth US chart-topper and first since 2009’s “No Line On The Horizon.”

U2 also performed on Saturday Night Live and will begin a North American tour on May 2 in Tulsa, OK.







See also:

U2 debut atop US charts with Songs Of Experience
VIDEO: U2 launch Songs Of Experience on Saturday Night Live
U2 to perform on Saturday Night Live
U2 announce new album and North American tour
Search U2 at hennemusic

Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 2: GUNS N’ ROSES



As part of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the daily news site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News Artists of the year.

Finalists for the 8th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: winners are determined by the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.

The 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, December 21.


2017 Rock News Artist Of The Year – Top 10

10 – DAVID LEE ROTH
09 – FOO FIGHTERS
08 – JOURNEY
07 – LED ZEPPELIN
06 – METALLICA
05 – QUEEN
04 – AC/DC
03 – YES


Rock News Artist of The Year No. 2 – GUNS N’ ROSES


After a 2016 that saw Guns N’ Roses perform for more than 1.8 million people and gross $192 million at the box office, the money train that is the band’s reunion tour resumed in January with shows in Japan.

The trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan were joined by AC/DC’s Angus Young for a series of guest appearances during an Australian run in February, including back-to-back nights in Sydney on February 10 and February 11, and in Melbourne on February 14.

On a short break from the tour, Rose joined Billy Joel to perform the 1979 AC/DC classic, “Highway To Hell”, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on May 13.

In June, guitarist Richard Fortus revealed that the band have been working on material for a new studio album.

Angus Young joined Guns N’ Roses again for a few shows on their European tour, including appearances in Hannover, Germany on June 22 and a July 12 stop in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

In July, a mid-year report by live industry magazine Pollstar revealed that the group had the highest-grossing worldwide tour in 2017, earning an industry-leading $151.5 million gross from January 1 to June 30.

Ahead of a summer North American tour, the band performed an intimate invitation-only concert at New York’s Apollo Theater on July 20 that was broadcast live via satellite radio.

Guns N’ Roses opened a summer run in St. Louis, MO on July 27 with a marathon 31-song show that lasted 3.5 hours before 37,000 fans at The Dome At America’s Center.

The next day, Rose regrouped with Billy Joel for another take on “Highway To Hell” in Minneapolis, MN ahead of the group’s concert in the city.

In August, Slash was named the first-ever Global Brand Ambassador for Gibson; his signature sound and epic solos were recorded with several of his favorite Gibson guitars.

Guns N’ Roses performed rare covers of classic tracks by Glen Campbell and James Brown during their August 30 date at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB, one of the final shows on the North American summer stadium run that delivered another $53 million in revenue to push the Not In This Lifetime tour over the $200 million mark in 2017 and more than $300 million since its launch in April of 2016.

Following a 4-show run in South America, the eight leg of the global trek returned to North America for fall dates, including an October 11 gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden where they were joined by pop singer Pink for a performance of their 1989 hit, “Patience.”

Guns N’ Roses performed the AC/DC classic, “Whole Lotta Rosie”, in Hartford, CT on October 23 as a tribute to the Australian band’s late producer George Young – the older brother of AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young – who passed away on October 22 at the age of 70.

A few weeks later, Rose and company performed a tribute to Malcolm Young during their November 18 date in Sacramento, CA following the guitarist’s passing that day at the age of 64 following a long battle with dementia.

The fall run featured a pair of guest appearances, including ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons in Houston, TX on November 10 and head Foo Fighter Dave Grohl in Tulsa, OK on November 14.

GNR wrapped up their 2017 live schedule with a marathon 37-song performance at The Forum in Los Angeles that clocked in at almost 4 hours and was broadcast on satellite radio.

Rose, Slash and McKagan have extended the reunion tour into a third year with the addition of summer 2018 concert dates across Europe that will begin in Berlin, Germany on June 3.



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Van Halen dominate the 2012 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen win two hennemusic Rock News Awards
Guns N’ Roses named hennemusic’s Rock News Artist of The Year
Jimmy Page’s 2011 plans named hennemusic’s Rock News Story Of The Year

Rock News Story Of The Year No. 2: JOE WALSH



As part of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the daily news site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News stories of the past year.

Finalists for the 8th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: winners are determined by the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.

The 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, December 21.


2017 Rock News Story Of The Year – Top 10

10 – AC/DC
09 – THE EAGLES
08 – LED ZEPPELIN
07 – FOO FIGHTERS
06 – JOURNEY
05 – GUNS N’ ROSES
04 – YES
03 – QUEEN


Rock News Story Of The Year No. 2: JOE WALSH


News in early August that Joe Walsh would perform on CBS-TV's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert made headlines following the live debut of The Eagles’ new touring lineup at two self-produced festival events in July.

Fresh off a North American tour with Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Walsh joined The Eagles for performances at The Classic West at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and The Classic East at Citi Field in New York.

The Los Angeles event saw the group debut their new lineup following the 2016 passing of co-founder Glenn Frey, whose son, Deacon, and country singer Vince Gill have been added to the live band for a series of 2017 shows.

Check out the No. 2 hennemusic story of 2017 on JOE WALSH here.


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Van Halen sweep 2014 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen and Pearl Jam top the 2013 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen dominate the 2012 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen win two hennemusic Rock News Awards
Guns N’ Roses named hennemusic’s Rock News Artist of The Year
Jimmy Page’s 2011 plans named hennemusic’s Rock News Story Of The Year

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Led Zeppelin to issue unreleased material for 50th anniversary




Led Zeppelin will mark their 50th anniversary in 2018 with a series of unreleased material, according to guitarist Jimmy Page.

“There’ll be Led Zeppelin product coming out, for sure, that people haven’t heard, because I’m working on that,” Page recently told the Academy Of Achievement. “Next year will be the 50th year so there’s all manner of surprises coming out.”

With Page as producer, Led Zeppelin reissued their nine studio albums in chronological order in 2014 and 2015, with each project expanded with a companion disc of previously unreleased material; a complete version of their 1997 set, “BBC Sessions”, surfaced last year.

Page and Robert Plant were cleared of copyright infringement in a 2016 jury trial over “Stairway To Heaven” brought by Michael Skidmore, a representative of the estate of Spirit guitarist Randy California. The suit claimed the acoustic introduction to 1971’s “Stairway” was lifted from Spirit’s 1968 instrumental “Taurus.”

In March of this year, a lawyer representing Skidmore filed an appeal in the case while attorneys for the group filed a motion in June requesting the plaintiffs pay their legal costs and fees following the original verdict.

Plant ruled out any chances of a further reunion with his Led Zeppelin bandmates, once again, in October, saying, “You can’t ever really go back. It’s tough enough repeating yourself with something that’s a year old, never mind 49 years old. I’ve got to keep moving.”

Formed in London in 1968, Led Zeppelin were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995 and have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide.

Led Zeppelin were named the No. 7 Rock News Artist Of The Year and delivered the No. 8 Rock News Story Of The Year as part of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards.


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Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 3: YES



As part of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the daily news site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News Artists of the year.

Finalists for the 8th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: winners are determined by the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.

The 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, December 21.


2017 Rock News Artist Of The Year – Top 10

10 – DAVID LEE ROTH
09 – FOO FIGHTERS
08 – JOURNEY
07 – LED ZEPPELIN
06 – METALLICA
05 – QUEEN
04 – AC/DC


Rock News Artist of The Year No. 3 – YES


Yes closed out 2016 with news that they would be inducted into the 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during an April event in New York.

The honor would recognize the work of members Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Steve Howe, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman, Alan White, Tony Kaye and the late Chris Squire – essentially, the lineup behind the group’s thirteenth album, 1991’s “Union.”

As various current and former band members commented on the recognition by the Rock Hall, it was remarks by original Yes singer Jon Anderson in early March that shook the rock world when he revealed that he and Rush bassist Geddy Lee would join the group for a performance at their induction the following month.

Both the Rock Hall and Rush’s management went into full-on damage control mode by issuing statements denying Lee’s involvement with Yes at the April event, leaving fans to wonder if the Anderson’s remarks were an accidental leak or an honest mistake.

Fans went to progressive rock heaven on April 7 when Lee did, in fact, perform the 1971 classic, “Roundabout”, with the group at New York’s Barclays Center after he and Rush bandmate Alex Lifeson had the honor of inducting Yes into the 2017 Rock Hall alongside Pearl Jam, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez and Tupac Shakur.

Yes also delivered their 1983 US No. 1 hit, "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", with guitarist Steve Howe handling bass duties.

An ongoing battle over control of the Yes brand resurfaced following the Rock Hall induction as two competing lineups announced North American tours.

Yes, with guitarist Steve Howe and drummer Alan White, revealed plans for a summer trek under the banner “Yestival”, while a trio of band veterans – who formerly performed as Anderson Rabin Wakeman (ARW) – would hit the road and now be officially billed as Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman.

The final few shows of the Yestival trek were cancelled following the tragic, unexpected death of Howe’s son Virgil, on September 11. The 42-year-old multi-faceted musician was the longtime drummer in the Nottingham, UK band Little Barrie who also made contributions as a keyboardist on several of his father’s solo albums.

In September, Yes (with Howe and White) announced the first series of dates for a 50th anniversary tour.

The 2018 trek will open in Bristol, UK on March 13 as part of a 10-show UK run before the band heads to Europe for more performances.

Yes closed out 2017 with the November release of “Topographic Drama – Live Across America”, which featured highlights from their 2017 shows.


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Van Halen and KISS top the 2015 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen sweep 2014 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen and Pearl Jam top the 2013 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen dominate the 2012 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen win two hennemusic Rock News Awards
Guns N’ Roses named hennemusic’s Rock News Artist of The Year
Jimmy Page’s 2011 plans named hennemusic’s Rock News Story Of The Year

Rock News Story Of The Year No. 3: QUEEN




As part of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the daily news site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News stories of the past year.

Finalists for the 8th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: winners are determined by the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.

The 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, December 21.


2017 Rock News Story Of The Year – Top 10

10 – AC/DC
09 – THE EAGLES
08 – LED ZEPPELIN
07 – FOO FIGHTERS
06 – JOURNEY
05 – GUNS N’ ROSES
04 – YES


Rock News Story Of The Year No. 3: QUEEN


Queen and Adam Lambert performed the band’s 1989 hit, “I Want It All”, on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on June 22.

In addition to delivering the tune on the broadcast, the group also performed three other tracks for fans in attendance, including “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, and Lambert’s new solo single, “Two Fux”, a week before its release.

Queen’s appearance on the late night ABC program landed the night before the group launched a summer tour of North America in Phoenix, AZ.

Check out the No. 3 hennemusic story of 2017 on QUEEN here.


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Van Halen and KISS top the 2015 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen sweep 2014 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen and Pearl Jam top the 2013 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen dominate the 2012 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen win two hennemusic Rock News Awards
Guns N’ Roses named hennemusic’s Rock News Artist of The Year
Jimmy Page’s 2011 plans named hennemusic’s Rock News Story Of The Year