Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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The Eagles sweep the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Reposting of hennemusic news stories


LATEST NEWS

The Eagles add fall US dates to 2018 tour

The Who to release Live At The Fillmore East 1968



VIDEO: The Doors perform When The Music’s Over at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival

Stone Temple Pilots stream new single The Art Of Letting Go

Judas Priest preview Firepower track Traitors Gate

Pete Townshend details Who Came First expanded reissue

VIDEO: Liam Gallagher named Godlike Genius at NME Awards 2018



Foreigner announce live orchestral release and US tour dates

PRO VIDEO: Metallica stream Whiskey In The Jar performance from Bologna

Glenn Hughes to perform Classic Deep Purple set on UK tour

Steve Miller Band tops the hennemusic Hot 10

Bob Seger streams I Knew You When lyric video



VIDEO: The Doors perform Light My Fire at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival

AUDIO: The Cars stream Drive demo from Heartbeat City expanded reissue

PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Master Of Puppets classic in Bologna

Steve Miller Band announces 50th anniversary vinyl box set

VIDEO: Liam Gallagher unplugs for Radio X session in London



Myles Kennedy releases Devil On The Wall lyric video

AUDIO: Jimi Hendrix streams Hear My Train A Comin’ from Both Sides Of The Sky

VIDEO: Royal Blood premiere new single Look Like You Know

PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Cliff Burton Day tribute in Italy

Led Zeppelin to mark 50th anniversary with live album release



Metallica to receive Sweden’s Polar Music Prize

VIDEO: Tom Petty rocks Beatles classic on George Harrison tribute concert reissue

Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy previews Devil On The Wall video

PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Budgie classic in Barcelona

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow to release Memories In Rock II live package



Judas Priest: Glenn Tipton retires from touring following Parkinson’s diagnosis

VIDEO: The Doors stream 1967 classic from Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970

Steve Miller Band announces 50th Anniversary US tour with Peter Frampton

Metallica frontman James Hetfield lands role in Ted Bundy movie

Steven Adler to perform Guns N’ Roses debut album on 2018 tour



Foghat bassist Craig MacGregor dead at 68

Mr. Big drummer Pat Torpey dead at 64

Robert Plant releases Carry Fire live video

The Cars announce Shake It Up and Heartbeat City expanded reissues

Steely Dan ownership lawsuit update

Ozzy Osbourne announces initial farewell tour dates



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

VIDEO: The Doors perform When The Music’s Over at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival



The Doors are streaming a performance of their 1967 classic, “When The Music’s Over”, as the latest preview to the February 23 release of “Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970.”

The epic closing track from the group’s second album, “Strange Days”, was stretched even further in concert, says drummer John Densmore.

"Playing that song was intense," Densmore tells Rolling Stone. "I had to take a deep breath before playing it, because it's not a little three-minute pop ditty. This was our second epic, after ‘The End’. ‘The End' was like a love song and then 'When the Music's Over was a statement. You know, 'We want the world and we want it now.'

“We developed it over time, vamping in the middle section, as Jim would throw in whatever poetry things he wanted. I'm real proud of it, because I had this impulse to stop the beat in the middle, and Ray kept the bass line going and Jim said, 'What have they done to the Earth? ... They stuck her with knives.' And I started stabbing the cymbals like knives. It was like freeform poetry in music.

"The Who did 'Tommy' that night at the Isle Of Wight,"
he adds. "They did an opera, we did a symphony."

Directed by Murray Lerner, “Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970” captures the historic last concert ever filmed of The Doors, whose August 29 performance was featured alongside sets by The Who, ELP, Sly & The Family Stone, Ten Years After and Joni Mitchell, among others.

The original concert footage has been completely recut, remixed and meticulously restored via the latest technology, including color-correcting and enhanced audio in 5.1 Dolby Digital sound as mixed from the original multi-track material by longtime Doors engineer / mixer / co-producer Bruce Botnick.

The DVD also includes with the bonus featurette “This Is The End”, which presents 17 minutes of interviews conducted by Lerner with Densmore, guitarist Robbie Krieger, and original Doors manager Bill Siddons, and adds archival footage with keyboardist Ray Manzarek from 2002.

“Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970” will be available on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital video.



The Doors
“Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970”

Release date: February 23, 2018

01. Roadhouse Blues
02. Back Door Man
03. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
04. When The Music's Over
05. Ship Of Fools
06. Light My Fire
07. The End (medley): Across The Sea/Away In India/Crossroads Blues/Wake Up

See also:

VIDEO: The Doors perform Light My Fire at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival
VIDEO: The Doors stream 1967 classic from Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970
The Doors to release Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970
The Doors stream Strange Days video ahead of 50th anniversary reissue
Search The Doors at hennemusic

Pete Townshend details Who Came First expanded reissue



Pete Townshend will release an expanded 45th anniversary edition of his solo album debut, “Who Came First”, on April 20.

The 1972 project combined tracks from Townshend’s private pressings of his tributes to his spiritual guru Meher Baba – 1970’s “Happy Birthday” and 1972’s “I Am” – as well as demos from the unrealized concept album “Lifehouse”, part of which became The Who’s classic “Who's Next” album.

The 2-CD expanded version of "Who Came First" features the original album’s nine tracks plus a second disc of eight previously unreleased tracks, new edits, alternative versions and live performances.

The eight-panel tall-format digipak includes new sleeve notes written by Pete himself, plus the original poster from the 1972 release and a 24-page booklet with rare images of Townshend at Eel Pie Sound, his home studio in Twickenham and performing at Meher Baba’s shrine in India.

The cover photo of Pete standing on 500 eggs was originally shot back in 1972 by Graham Hughes (who also photographed the cover of The Who’s “Quadrophenia” album) and has been restored and retouched by Graham for this new limited edition.

“Who Came First” – which peaked at No. 30 on the UK album chart and at No. 69 on the US Billboard 200 – has been remastered for the 2018 reissue by Jon Astley, longtime collaborator of both Pete Townshend and The Who.

Townshend’s expanded solo debut reissue arrives on the same day The Who release “Live At The Fillmore East 1968”, which captures the band live at the famed New York venue in the spring of 1968.

Pete Townshend
“Who Came First” 45th anniversary expanded edition

Release date: April 20

CD 1

01. "Pure And Easy"
02. "Evolution"
03. "Forever’s No Time At All"
04. "Let's See Action"
05. "Time Is Passing"
06. "There’s a Heartache Following Me"
07. "Sheraton Gibson"
08. "Content"
09. "Parvardigar"

CD2

01. "His Hands"
02. "The Seeker" (2017 edit)
03. "Day Of Silence"
04. "Sleeping Dog"
05. "Mary Jane" (Stage A Version)
06. "I Always Say" (2017 Edit)
07. "Begin The Beguine" (2017 edit)
08. "Baba O’Reilly" (Instrumental)
09. "The Love Man" (Stage C) *
10. "Content" (Stage A) *
11. "Day Of Silence" (Alternate Version) *
12. "Parvardigar" (Alternate take) *
13. "Nothing Is Everything" *
14. "There's A Fortune In Those Hills" *
15. "Meher Baba In Italy" *
16. "Drowned" (live in India) *
17. "Evolution" (live at Ronnie Lane Memorial)

* previously unreleased song


See also:

The Who to release Live At The Fillmore East 1968
The Who: Roger Daltrey to perform Tommy on US tour
VIDEO: The Who rock Pinball Wizard on Tommy Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Roger Daltrey of The Who to publish memoir in 2018
Search The Who at hennemusic

The Eagles add fall US dates to 2018 tour



The Eagles have added five more fall US dates to their 2018 North American tour.

The band will perform their “An Evening With The Eagles” show with a third event at the Forum in Los Angeles on September 15, alongside new stops at New York’s Madison Square Garden on October 9, the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on October 12, Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena on October 14 and Chicago’s United Center on October 15.

An American Express Card Members presale begins Tuesday, February 27 at 10 AM local time with general public seats available Friday, March 2 at 10 AM local time.

The extensive 2018 tour, which will begin March 12 in Indianapolis, IN, sees Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit joined by the late Glenn Frey’s son, Deacon, and country star Vince Gill in the lineup following their first shows together in 2017.

Guitarist Joe Walsh says the success of those events were directly responsible for the group's decision to play more shows.

"We spent a long time after Glenn passed in discussions, and we needed to put some time in there," Walsh told Billboard last summer. "But in the course of talking we started thinking about, 'What if the Eagles were gonna continue?' and what would that be, and
gradually some clarity started to come in. Glenn's son Deacon is a pretty good musician and... that chemistry is there. Vince Gill has been a really good friend of the band for a long time, and he grew up listening to the Eagles.

"So we figured we would at least try it and see where it went and we worked on it and thought it through and we tried it out in Los Angeles and it was just magic. It really was. It was received wonderfully and the energy that we all have is very, very healing, so I think Glenn would be proud of this and we decided to do it some more."


The Eagles were named the No. 1 Rock News Artist Of The Year and delivered the No. 1 Rock News Story Of The Year as part of their sweep of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

The Eagles
2018 North American tour


Mar 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Mar 14 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Mar 15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Mar 18 – St. Louis. MO @ Scottrade Center
Mar 19 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Mar 21 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
Mar 23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Mar 24 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Apr 08 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Apr 10 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
Apr 11 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Apr 14 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium (w/ Jimmy Buffett)
Apr 16 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
Apr 17 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Apr 19 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Arena
Apr 21 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium (w/ Jimmy Buffett)
May 03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
May 05 – Portland, OR@ Moda Center
May 08 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
May 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
May 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
May 14 – Calgary, AB @ Saddledome
May 15 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
Jun 15 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park (with Chris Stapleton)
Jun 17 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Jun 20 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Jun 23 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium (w/ Chris Stapleton)
Jun 28 – Denver, CO @ Coors Field (w/ Jimmy Buffett)
Jun 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field (w/ Jimmy Buffett)
Jul 14 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
Jul 15 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Jul 17 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Jul 20 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Jul 24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Jul 26 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park (w/ James Taylor)
Jul 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park (w/ James Taylor)
Sep 08 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sep 12 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
Sep 14 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
Sep 15 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum **
Sep 18 - Sacramento, CA @ Golden I Center
Sep 20 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park
Sep 22 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
Oct 06 - Hartford, CT @ XL Center
Oct 09 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden **
Oct 12 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center **
Oct 14 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena **
Oct 15 – Chicago, IL @ United Center **

Oct 18 - Milwaukee, WI @- Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
Oct 20 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena

** new date added


See also:

The Eagles add fall dates to North American tour
The Eagles: Glenn Frey’s widow files wrongful death lawsuit
The Eagles add pair of stadium shows to North American tour
The Eagles expand North American tour
Search The Eagles at hennemusic

The Who to release Live At The Fillmore East 1968



The Who will mark the 50th anniversary of a pair of legendary New York concerts with the April 20 release of “Live At The Fillmore East 1968” on 2CD, 3LP and digital formats.

The project captures the UK band live during an April 6, 1968 set at the newly-opened Manhattan venue in the days that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, TN.

As the first British rock act to headline the club, The Who were originally scheduled to play four shows over a two-night run; however, because of feared social unrest in the wake of Dr King’s assassination, it was decided to compact the shows into one per night.

Due to faulty equipment or human error, only part of The Who’s April 5 performance was recorded, but the second night was fully captured and has now been restored and mixed by long time Who sound engineer Bob Pridden from the original four-track tapes.

“Live At The Fillmore East 1968” presents classic tracks by the band alongside three Eddie Cochran classics: “My Way,” “Summertime Blues”, and the never before released Who version of “C’mon Everybody.”

Also featured is a rare cover version of “Fortune Teller” written by Allen Toussaint, originally recorded by Benny Spellman but made famous by The Rolling Stones.

An epic, 30-plus-minute version of “My Generation” fills out the entire second disc as the show ends with a climax of guitar-smashing and drum-trashing.

In other Who news, singer Roger Daltrey will perform the group’s 1969 rock opera, “Tommy”, in its entirety during a summer US tour.

The 13-date series will see Daltrey accompanied by members of The Who touring band and joined by some of the most prestigious orchestras in the United States, including the Boston Pops, the New York Pops and the Nashville Symphony.

The Who
“Live At The Fillmore East 1968”

Release date: April 20

Disc One

01. "Summertime Blues"
02. "Fortune Teller"
03. "Tattoo"
04. "Little Billy"
05. "I Can’t Explain"
06. "Happy Jack"
07. "Relax"
08. "I'm A Boy"
09. "A Quick One"
10. "My Way"
11. "C'mon Everybody"
12. "Shakin' All Over"
13. "Boris The Spider"

Disc Two

14. "My Generation"


See also:

The Who: Roger Daltrey to perform Tommy on US tour
VIDEO: The Who rock Pinball Wizard on Tommy Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Roger Daltrey of The Who to publish memoir in 2018
VIDEO: Pete Townshend performs The Who classic on The Tonight Show
Search The Who at hennemusic

Judas Priest preview Firepower track Traitors Gate




Judas Priest are streaming a snippet of the track “Traitors Gate” from their forthcoming album, “Firepower”, ahead of its release on March 9.

The veteran UK metal band’s eighteenth studio album was recorded last year with producers Andy Sneap and Tom Allom.

Sneap will join Judas Priest on guitar alongside Richie Faulkner for their Firepower world tour – which begins in Wilkes Barre, PA on March 13 – following news that longtime axeman Glenn Tipton has retired from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

“Ten years ago, Glenn was diagnosed to have the onset of the early stages of Parkinson’s,” says the group about the degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, “from then until recently Glenn has lived his life as the great heavy metal guitar player he has always been, maintaining by his own definition a standard of quality and performance that is incredibly important.

“Right now, Glenn is able to play and perform some of the Priest songs that are less challenging but, due to the nature of Parkinson's progression, he wants to let you all know that he won't be touring as such.

“True to the metal spirit of 'the show must go on',”
they add, “Glenn has requested Andy Sneap to fly the flag on stage for him.”

Formed in Birmingham, UK in 1969, Tipton joined Judas Priest in time for the recording of their 1974 debut album, “Rocka Rolla”; his twin-lead guitar work with K.K. Downing provided a signature sound for the group through the years.

“I want everyone to know that it’s vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band - it’s simply that my role has changed,” explains Tipton. “I don’t rule out the chance to go on stage as and when I feel able to blast out some Priest! So at some point in the not too distant future I’m really looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful metal maniacs once again”

“We have been privileged to witness Glenn’s determination and steadfast commitment over the years,”
says Tipton’s bandmates, “showing his passion and self belief through the writing, recording and performing sessions with Priest - he is a true metal hero!

“We are not surprised by Glenn’s insistence that we complete the Firepower tour and thank Andy for joining us to make Glenn’s wishes become real - as Glenn has said we also can’t wait to have him with us at any time any place on the road..... We love you Glenn!”



Judas Priest
“Firepower"

Release date: March 9

01. Firepower
02. Lightning Strike
03. Evil Never Dies
04. Never The Heroes
05. Necromancer
06. Children of the Sun
07. Guardians
08. Rising From Ruins
09. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea Of Red

See also:

Judas Priest: Glenn Tipton retires from touring following Parkinson’s diagnosis
AUDIO: Judas Priest streams Firepower title track
Former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing to publish memoir
Former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland dead at 69
Search Judas Priest at hennemusic

Stone Temple Pilots stream new single The Art Of Letting Go




The Stone Temple Pilots are streaming a new single, “The Art Of Letting Go”, from their forthcoming self-titled album ahead of its release on March 16.

The jazzy-tinged ballad follows the lead single, “Meadow”, and follow-up, “Roll Me Under”, as the third song previewed from the band’s first studio record with new lead singer Jeff Gutt.

The Michigan rocker made his live debut with the group during an exclusive November 14 show at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA.

In addition to previously-announced dates in March and festival dates this spring, Stone Temple Pilots recently added a series of new concert dates in May.

“With so much time and experience gone by in life, we feel compelled to dig back into a 30-year catalog and really try to reflect and choose what songs haven’t been performed live,” says bassist Robert DeLeo of the band’s return to live action. “We want to give people who have come to see us in the past a chance to hear something they haven’t heard before at previous STP shows. We want to celebrate this time in our lives with our performances.”


See also:

Stone Temple Pilots stream new single Roll Me Under and expand US tour
Stone Temple Pilots release lyric video for Meadow single
Stone Temple Pilots announce first US tour with new singer
PRO VIDEO: Stone Temple Pilots debut new singer in Hollywood
Search Stone Temple Pilots at hennemusic

Monday, February 19, 2018

VIDEO: Liam Gallagher named Godlike Genius at NME Awards 2018



Liam Gallagher was named Godlike Genius at the 2018 NME Awards during the magazine’s February 14 event at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, and video of his acceptance speech and full six-song performance is streaming online.

New Musical Express Editor-In-Chief Mike Williams presented Gallagher with the special award, saying his appointment to the Godlike Genius rankings was “extra special” compared to previous winners.

“This is a man who understands exactly what it means to be a rock’n’roll star,” said Williams before welcoming the rocker to the stage. “Through his history, the tunes, the swagger, and the sense of humor, Liam is one of the most iconic rock stars of all time. He’s a frontman who knows the job description – look cool, belt it out, be totally Godlike. No one does it quite like LG.”

“I want to dedicate this to my mam and my army of songwriters, past and present. The parka monkeys,” said Gallagher as he accepted the honor.

The 2018 event recognized UK and international artists, including Kasabian (“Best Live Artist”), Shirley Manson of Garbage (“NME Icon”), and Alt-J (“Best Bitish Band”), among others.

Gallagher closed out the evening with a six-song set that opened with a pair of Oasis classics - “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” and “Morning Glory” – and included three tracks from his solo album debut, “As You Were.”

Produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck) and Dan Grech-Marguerat (Radiohead, Mumford And Sons), “As You Were” recently topped the UK album charts and hit No. 30 on the US Billboard 200.

Gallagher will launch a European tour in Madrid , Spain on February 23; he’ll then head to South America for a number of gigs, including slots at Lollapalooza festivals in Argentina, Chile and Brazil.








See also:

VIDEO: Liam Gallagher unplugs for Radio X session in London
VIDEO: Liam Gallagher performs Oasis classics in Los Angeles
VIDEO: Liam Gallagher performs on The Tonight Show
Liam Gallagher releases Come Back To Me video
Search Oasis at hennemusic

Glenn Hughes to perform Classic Deep Purple set on UK tour



Glenn Hughes will exclusively perform material from his former band on his “Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live” nationwide UK tour in October.

The nine date run – which opens in Bristol on October 2 – will see the singer/bassist deliver a two-hour live homage to his tenure in Deep Purple MK 3 and MK 4.

“I’m excited to be touring the Classic Deep Purple Live in the UK this October,” says Hughes. “I first toured Classic Deep Purple Live in Australia and New Zealand last year and it went down like a storm. We’re also touring the show throughout South America in April, and festivals throughout the summer. By the time we tour the UK in October, we’ll be on fire.”

“I’m not playing anything on the forthcoming tour that I didn’t either play live or record in the studio with Purple,”
adds the rocker. “I can still sing the songs, in some ways even better than I did in the 70’s. I can still perform them with the same energy that was on the stage back then, too.

“I feel that the time is right. It’s fun to get back into character of my days with Purple. I’m looking back at my life and I want to remember the good stuff. I’m incredibly excited to perform these songs, as they helped define the genre. I can assure you, the new show is going to blow your mind.”


A Planet Rock presale for the UK dates will begin on Wednesday, February 21, with general public tickets available Friday, February 23, via The Gig Cartel.

Hughes and the early lineups of Deep Purple were inducted into the 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in New York in 2016 alongside fellow honorees Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, Chicago and N.W.A.

Following a pair of rare live dates last month in the UK, Hughes and Black Country Communion will continue to promote their latest effort, “BCCIV”, on the 4th Keeping The Blues Alive cruise on the Norwegian Jade for a trip that runs from Miami, Florida to Montego Bay, Jamaica from February 26 – March 2.

Check out live footage, below, of Hughes performing a pair of classic Deep Purple tracks on Australian TV last fall.


Glenn Hughes
"Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live"

2018 tour

Apr 07: Chauny, France @ Rock Aisne Festival
Apr 12: Valparaiso, Chile @ Teatro Municipal
Apr 14: Santiago, Chile @ Club Chocolate
Apr 15: Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Teatro Flores
Apr 17: Brasilia, Brazil @ Centro de Convencoes
Apr 19: Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Cine Theatro Brasil
Apr 21: Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Tropical Butanta
Apr 22: Limeira, Brazil @ Studio Mirage
Apr 24: Curitiba, Brazil @ Opera de Arame
Apr 26: Manaus, Brazil @ Porao do Alemao
Apr 28: Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Bar Opiniao
Apr 29: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Circo Voador
Jun 07: Solvesborg, Swedne @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jul 28: Ebbw Vale, UK @ Steelhouse Festival
Oct 02: Bristol, UK Academy
Oct 03: Leamington, UK @ Assembly
Oct 05: Southampton, UK @ Engine Rooms
Oct 06: Cardiff, UK @ Tramshed
Oct 09: Leeds, UK @ University Union
Oct 10: Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
Oct 12: Glasgow, UK @ ABC
Oct 13: Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
Oct 15: London, UK @ Koko


See also:

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow to release Memories In Rock II live package
Black Country Communion stream video for The Cove
AUDIO: Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow release first new recordings in two decades
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Search Rainbow at hennemusic
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PRO VIDEO: Metallica stream Whiskey In The Jar performance from Bologna


photo: Brett Murray / Metallica

Metallica are streaming footage of their cover of the Irish traditional song, “Whiskey In The Jar”, from a February 14 concert at the Unipol Arena in Bologna, Italy.

The band first recorded the tune for their 1998 compilation album, “Garage Inc.”, with their studio version going on to win a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2000.

“Garage Inc.” featured Metallica covers of tracks by several acts, including Black Sabbath, Bob Seger and Misfits, as well as the group’s 1987 collection, "The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited", which will be reissued on its own on April 13.

Out-of-print and available for the first time in decades, the 5-track set sees the band deliver covers of some of their influences, including Budgie, Killing Joke and Diamond Head.

Upon its original release, the EP peaked at No. 28 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than a million copies in the country.

Metallica confirms the 2018 reissue will be available in a variety of formats.

“Keeping with our 80's theme,” says the band, “the remastered EP will not only be released as a CD and download, but also as several vinyl versions including a picture disc, as a cassette, and in a longbox (you youngsters can search the web for that term!).”


See also:

PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Master Of Puppets classic in Bologna
PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Cliff Burton Day tribute in Italy
Metallica to receive Sweden’s Polar Music Prize
PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Budgie classic in Barcelona
Search Metallica at hennemusic

Foreigner announce live orchestral release and US tour dates



Foreigner have announced details for their first live orchestral release and tour.

Due April 27, "Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus" presents the band’s biggest hits as compiled from a pair of May 2017 sold-out shows in Lucerne, Switzerland with a 58-piece orchestra and a 60-piece choir.

Conducted by Ernst Van Tiel, the set represents a year-long collaboration between Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones and Grammy-nominated composing/arranging team Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer.

"I could never have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner 40 years ago, that we'd still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later,” says Jones. “Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer's orchestral arrangements have shown us a new symphonic dimension of our music, which I hope our fans will enjoy."

"Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus" will be available via CD, 2LP, DVD and digital formats.

Foreigner will launch the project with a spring US orchestral concert series alongside The Dave Eggar Orchestra; tickets are now on sale for the 3-week run, which will begin in St. Augustine, FL on March 16.

The spring run will be followed by Foreigner’s "Juke Box Heroes Tour" of North America this summer – with guests Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening - which opens in Bangor, ME on June 15.


Foreigner
Spring 2018 US Orchestral Tour


Mar 16 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Mar 18 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Mar 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center
Mar 29 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ Us Cellular Center
Mar 30 – Sioux City, IA @ Orpheum Theatre
Apr 02 – Grand Forks, ND @ Chester Fritz Auditorium
Apr 03 – Minot, ND @ All Seasons Arena
Apr 04 – Duluth, MN @ Decc Auditorium

Foreigner
"Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus"

Release date: April 27

CD track listing

01. Overture
02. Blue Morning, Blue Day
03. Cold As Ice
04. Waiting For A Girl Like You
05. Say You Will
06. When It Comes To Love
07. That Was Yesterday
08. Feels Like The First Time
09. Starrider
10. Double Vision
11. Fool For You Anyway
12. Urgent
13. Juke Box Hero
14. I Want To Know What Love Is

DVD track listing

01. Overture
02. Blue Morning, Blue Day
03. Cold As Ice
04. Waiting For A Girl Like You
05. Head Games
06. When It Comes To Love
07. Say You Will
08. The Flame Still Burns
09. That Was Yesterday
10. Juke Box Hero
11. Starrider
12. Double Vision
13. Fool For You Anyway
14. Hot Blooded
15. Urgent
16. Feels Like The First Time
17. I Want To Know What Love Is


See also:

VIDEO: Foreigner members perform with Billy Joel in New York
Foreigner announces US tour with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham
Foreigner to launch Jukebox Hero The Musical in 2018
VIDEO: Original Foreigner lineup reunites for 40th anniversary tour finale
Search Foreigner at hennemusic

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Bob Seger streams I Knew You When lyric video



Bob Seger is streaming a lyric video for the title track to his latest album, “I Knew You When.”

Written by Seger as a tribute to his late friend, Glenn Frey of The Eagles - who passed away in 2016 and to whom the album is dedicated to – the video presents a series of animated black-and-white sketches of Seger through the years and ends with an image of the pair together.

Seger and Frey grew up in Detroit and were part of the same local rock scene of the mid-1960s.

Seger previewed the fall 2017 release of his eighteenth album last January with a free download of “Glenn Song” as a tribute to the late Eagles guitarist on the first anniversary of his passing; the tune is available on the album's expanded deluxe edition.

The Michigan rocker postponed the remaining 19 dates on his Runaway Train tour last fall “upon receiving his doctor’s orders to attend to an urgent medical issue concerning his vertebrae.”

"I'm feeling better all the time," the 72-year-old rocker told Rolling Stone last month as he continues to recover at home. "They aren't letting me lift anything over five pounds. I can't do anything: no piano, no guitar, no nothing. But as soon as the pain stops, I'll be playing again."


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Bob Seger offers free download of unreleased song Finding Out
Bob Seger previews songs from new album I Knew You When
Bob Seger updates health status following tour postponement
Bob Seger streams Lou Reed cover from new album I Knew You When
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Steve Miller Band tops the hennemusic Hot 10



The Steve Miller Band tops this week’s hennemusic Hot 10.

The group has announced dates for a 50th Anniversary summer US tour with guest Peter Frampton.

Read all about it and check out the tour dates 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 February 18, 2018

01 – Steve Miller Band announces 50th Anniversary US tour with Peter Frampton
02 – Black Country Communion stream video for The Cove
03 – AUDIO: Jimi Hendrix streams Hear My Train A Comin’ from Both Sides Of The Sky
04 – Robert Plant releases Carry Fire live video
05 – PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Budgie classic in Barcelona
06 – VIDEO: The Doors stream 1967 classic from Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970
07 – VIDEO: Tom Petty rocks Beatles classic on George Harrison tribute concert reissue
08 – Steven Adler to perform Guns N’ Roses debut album on 2018 tour
09 – Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow to release Memories In Rock II live package
10 – The Cars announce Shake It Up and Heartbeat City expanded reissues



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Feb 11: Poison
Feb 04: Steven Tyler
Jan 28: Led Zeppelin
Jan 21: Van Halen
Jan 14: Van Halen

Saturday, February 17, 2018

AUDIO: The Cars stream Drive demo from Heartbeat City expanded reissue



The Cars are streaming a demo of their 1984 classic, “Drive”, as a preview to the March 30 release of an expanded edition of “Heartbeat City.”

The third single from the band’s fifth album was their highest-charting US hit, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 alongside three other Top 20 tracks from the project – “You Might Think”, “Magic” and “Hello Again.”

Produced by Mutt Lange, “Heartbeat City” peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 while selling more than 4 million copies.

The demo of “Drive” is one of seven unreleased versions of songs featured on the 2018 reissue, which will arrive in sync with an expanded edition of 1981’s “Shake It Up.”

Available on CD, 2LP and digital formats, both projects will be issued two weeks ahead of The Carsinduction into the 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during an April 14 event at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH.

The Boston outfit are being honored alongside Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues and Nina Simone, with Sister Rosetta Tharpe recognized posthumously with an Award For Early Influence.



The Cars
“Heartbeat City” Expanded Edition

Release date: March 30

"Hello Again"
"Looking for Love"
"Magic"
"Drive"
"Stranger Eyes"
"You Might Think"
"It’s Not the Night"
"Why Can’t I Have You"
"I Refuse"
"Heartbeat City"
"Hello Again" (Remix Version)
"Drive" (Demo)
"One More Time" (Early Version of “Why Can’t I Have You”)
"Baby I Refuse" (Early Version of “I Refuse”)
"Jacki" (Early Version of “Heartbeat City”)
"Breakaway" (B-Side of “Why Can’t I Have You”)
"Tonight She Comes" (Remastered)


See also:

The Cars announce Shake It Up and Heartbeat City expanded reissues
The Cars, Dire Straits and Bon Jovi among 2018 Rock Hall inductees
Judas Priest, Dire Straits, The Cars among 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees
AUDIO: The Cars stream unreleased track from expanded Candy-O reissue
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VIDEO: The Doors perform Light My Fire at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival



The Doors are streaming a performance of their 1967 classic, “Light My Fire”, as the latest preview to the February 23 release of “Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970.”

The second single from the band’s self-titled debut delivered the group their first US No. 1 hit while the project reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to worldwide sales of more than 20 million copies.

The festival set by The Doors, which landed in the middle of frontman Jim Morrison's trial for indecent exposure and obscenity during a 1969 concert in Miami, captures a unique moment in the band’s performance history.

"It was a nervous time for us," guitarist Robby Krieger tells Billboard, "and it was pretty different than any of our other shows. Jim was in the midst of the Miami thing, so he wasn't in the best of moods, and we were into the part of his career where he was way overweight and had the beard.

“He didn't really do a great show; He sang well, but he didn't move an inch, and usually he was real animated and all over the place, depending on how much drugs he had in him. And he insisted on green light only. He wanted it as dark as possible on stage, so they're lucky they got anything, really. But other than that, it was pretty fun."


“Light My Fire” follows “Break On Through (To The Other Side)” as the second song previewed from the forthcoming live package, which captures the historic last concert ever filmed of The Doors.

Directed by Murray Lerner, the original concert footage has been completely recut, remixed and meticulously restored via the latest technology, including color-correcting and enhanced audio in 5.1 Dolby Digital sound as mixed from the original multi-track material by longtime Doors engineer / mixer / co-producer Bruce Botnick.



The Doors
“Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970”

Release date: February 23, 2018

01. Roadhouse Blues
02. Back Door Man
03. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
04. When The Music's Over
05. Ship Of Fools
06. Light My Fire
07. The End (medley): Across The Sea/Away In India/Crossroads Blues/Wake Up

See also:

VIDEO: The Doors stream 1967 classic from Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970
The Doors to release Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970
The Doors stream Strange Days video ahead of 50th anniversary reissue
The Doors announce 50th Anniversary edition of Strange Days
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PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Master Of Puppets classic in Bologna


photo: Jeff Yeager / Metallica

Metallica performed their 1986 thrash metal classic, “Battery”, during the first of two nights at the Unipol Arena in Bologna, Italy on February 12, and the band are streaming professional footage from the show.

The song was the opening track from the group’s third record, “Master Of Puppets.” Metallica’s major label debut became thrash metal's first platinum album while expanding and solidifying the band’s sonic palette. The project has now sold more than 6 million copies in the US alone.

As part of their ongoing reissues series, Metallica released a series of remastered 30th anniversary editions of the project last fall on CD, vinyl and digital, alongside an expanded 3CD edition and a deluxe box set.

The 3-CD set includes the remastered album, a disc that is a combination of rough mixes, demos and an interview, and a disc featuring a mix of live songs that are sequenced into a typical set list from the Damage, Inc. tour.

Metallica are currently playing dates across Europe in support of their tenth album, “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.”

The set debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 to deliver the band their sixth US chart-topper.


See also:

PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Cliff Burton Day tribute in Italy
Metallica to receive Sweden’s Polar Music Prize
PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Budgie classic in Barcelona
Metallica frontman James Hetfield lands role in Ted Bundy movie
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Friday, February 16, 2018

VIDEO: Liam Gallagher unplugs for Radio X session in London



Liam Gallagher performed a mix of Oasis classics and material from his solo debut, “As You Were”, during an intimate rooftop set for Radio X in London’s Leicester Square on February 12, and video from the event is streaming online.

The stripped-down, acoustic-based appearance included the 1995 Oasis hit, “Some Might Say”, and the 2017 solo track, “Paper Crown.”

“Thank you to all at Radio X, well not all,” posted Gallagher on social media, “Good little gig that.”

Produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck) and Dan Grech-Marguerat (Radiohead, Mumford And Sons), “As You Were” recently topped the UK album charts and hit No. 30 on the US Billboard 200.

Gallagher will launch a European tour in Madrid, Spain on February 23; he’ll then head to South America for a number of gigs, including slots at Lollapalooza festivals in Argentina, Chile and Brazil.



See also:

VIDEO: Liam Gallagher performs Oasis classics in Los Angeles
VIDEO: Liam Gallagher performs on The Tonight Show
Liam Gallagher releases Come Back To Me video
VIDEO: Liam Gallagher performs Oasis classic on BBC Radio 2
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Steve Miller Band announces 50th anniversary vinyl box set



The Steve Miller Band are marking their 50th anniversary with the May 18 release of a vinyl box set entitled “Complete Albums Volume 1 (1968-1976).”

The set presents remastered editions of the group’s first nine studio records - from 1968’s “Children Of The Future” to 1976's “Fly Like An Eagle” – on 180-gram vinyl; they’ll also be available individually on the same day of the project’s spring release.

The albums have also been newly-remastered for HD digital audio (96kHz/24-bit and, starting February 16, will be released weekly in chronological order ahead of the box set’s arrival.

The Steve Miller Band will begin a 50th Anniversary summer US tour with guest Peter Frampton in Evansville, IN on June 12.

The three-month run of mostly amphitheaters – similar to the pair’s 2017 trek – will see both acts perform sets, with Frampton to join Miller onstage for some mid-set jamming along the trek.

"Music is ethereal – it moves back and forth between the past and the future," says Miller. "I'm very excited to announce that 2018 is our 50th anniversary of recording and touring together as the Steve Miller Band, and we plan to travel between the psychedelic sixties through the future with a vengeance!"

With worldwide sales of more than 60 million albums, Miller was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2016.

Steve Miller Band
"Complete Albums Volume 1 (1968-1976)"
180-gram vinyl box set

Release date: May 18

“Children Of The Future [HD digital audio release: Feb 16]
“Sailor” [HD digital audio release: Feb 23]
“Brave New World” [HD digital audio release: Mar 2]
“Your Saving Grace” [HD digital audio release: Mar 9]
“Number 5” [HD digital audio release: Mar 16]
“Rock Love” [HD digital audio release: Mar 23]
“Recall The Beginning… A Journey From Eden” [HD digital audio release: Mar 30]
“The Joker” [HD digital audio release: Apr 6]
“Fly Like An Eagle” [HD digital audio release: Apr 13]



See also:

Steve Miller Band announces 50th Anniversary US tour with Peter Frampton
AUDIO: Steve Miller Band stream unreleased track from Ultimate Hits collection
Steve Miller Band announces summer tour with Peter Frampton
Steve Miller and The Black Keys discuss fallout from Rock Hall induction
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Myles Kennedy releases Devil On The Wall lyric video



Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy is streaming a lyric video for the track “Devil On The Wall”, from his forthcoming debut solo album “Year Of The Tiger.”

The tune follows the title track and “Haunted By Design” as the third song previewed ahead of the project’s release on March 9.

Working with longtime Alter Bridge producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, Kennedy’s solo debut sees the rocker embracing musical elements and influences he hasn’t explored until this point in his career. The singer plays banjo, lap steel, bass, and mandolin in addition to guitar throughout the album, whose theme is inspired by the loss of his father when he was a child.

Kennedy will launch “Year Of The Tiger” with a pair of dates in South Africa early next month alongside a European tour that includes a 7-show UK trek and then a spring US run in May.

“Year Of The Tiger” will be issued via CD, LP and in digital formats.


See also:

Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy previews Devil On The Wall video
Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy announces US tour
Myles Kennedy streams Haunted By Design lyric video
Myles Kennedy announces solo UK tour
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Cliff Burton Day tribute in Italy



Metallica are streaming a February 10 performance of the “Master Of Puppets” instrumental, “Orion”, at Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy as a tribute to their late bassist Cliff Burton on what would have been his 56th birthday.

“Turin! Thank you so much for helping us celebrate #CliffBurtonDay,” says the band. “Also, a huge thank you to the fans around the world who continue to honor him in their own special ways.”

The late rocker was honored by his California hometown with “Cliff Burton Day” on February 10 after fans started a Change.org petition to recognize the Metallica legend, who died at the age of 24 in a tragic tour bus accident in Sweden during the group’s 1986 tour in support of “Master Of Puppets.”

Formed in Los Angeles in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist James Hetfield, the pair pursued Burton after seeing him in performance with his band Trauma at the Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip in late 1982; they famously relocated Metallica’s home base to the San Francisco Bay Area the following year on Burton’s request as a condition of him joining the lineup.

Burton was featured on the group’s first three albums; they paid tribute to their fallen bandmate with the 1987 release of the “Cliff ‘Em All” video package.

Metallica continue to perform across Europe in support of their tenth album, “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.”


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Metallica to receive Sweden’s Polar Music Prize
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Metallica frontman James Hetfield lands role in Ted Bundy movie
PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Creeping Death in Madrid
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VIDEO: Royal Blood premiere new single Look Like You Know



UK rockers Royal Blood are premiering a video for “Look Like You Know”, the latest single from their second album, “How Did We Get So Dark?”

The clip mixes footage from various live performances by the duo of bassist/singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher – including a December 16, 2017 performance at the House Of Vans in London, UK that was streamed live after more than 10,000 fans applied for free tickets to the intimate event.

Recorded in Brussels, Belgium with producer Joylon Thomas and London with co-producer Tom Dalgety, “How Did We Get So Dark?” debuted atop the UK charts upon its release last June to duplicate the success of the band’s 2014 self-titled record, the fastest-selling British rock debut album in their native country in three years.

Royal Blood will play a series of South American dates next month – including appearances at Lollapalooza festivals in Argentina, Chile and Brazil – before heading to Australia and New Zealand in late April.

The band will launch a US headlining trek in Brooklyn, NY on May 28.


See also:

VIDEO: Royal Blood perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden
Royal Blood to perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden
VIDEO: Royal Blood stream House Of Vans show from London
VIDEO: Royal Blood perform on Conan
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AUDIO: Jimi Hendrix streams Hear My Train A Comin’ from Both Sides Of The Sky



The team behind Jimi Hendrix is streaming a previously-unreleased studio version of “Hear My Train A Comin’” as the latest preview to the guitarist’s forthcoming album “Both Sides Of The Sky.”

An original blues composition inspired in part by Hendrix's childhood hero, Muddy Waters, USA Today reports the tune is one of the last songs the Experience recorded together, amid simmering tensions between the guitarist and bassist Noel Redding.

"What I love about this is you got Noel pretty much driving the band, because I think he's aware that he's out," says Eddie Kramer, a recording engineer who worked on all of Hendrix's records until the artist's death in 1970 at age 27. "You've got three musicians in the studio, a little bit of angst and the bass player pushing up against Jimi – it yielded a magnificent take."

"There was an undercurrent of Noel wanting to be a solo artist and be recognized on his own," adds co-producer and Hendrix historian John McDermott. "But when they put their focus together on a song or a concert, they had a tremendous chemistry. It's evident to anybody."

“Hear My Train A Comin’” follows Hendrix’s previously-unreleased cover of the Muddy Waters classic, “Mannish Boy”, as the second tune issued in advance of the project’s release on March 9.

The 13-track set – which includes 10 unreleased tunes – marks the third volume in a trilogy from the Hendrix archives, following 2010’s “Valleys Of Neptune” and 2013’s “People, Hell And Angels.”

“Both Sides Of The Sky” includes guest appearances by Buddy Miles, Billy Cox, Johnny Winter, Stephen Stills and Lonnie Youngblood.


Jimi Hendrix
“Both Sides Of The Sky”

Release date: March 9

01. "Mannish Boy" (previously unreleased)
02. "Lover Man" (previously unreleased)
03. "Hear My Train A Comin'" (previously unreleased)
04. "Stepping Stone" (previously unreleased)
05. "$20 Fine" (previously unreleased, featuring Stephen Stills)
06. "Power Of Soul" (previously unavailable extended version)
07. "Jungle" (previously unreleased)
08. "Things I Used To Do" (featuring Johnny Winter)
09. "Georgia Blues" (featuring Lonnie Youngblood)
10. "Sweet Angel" (previously unreleased)
11. "Woodstock" (previously unreleased, featuring Stephen Stills)
12. "Send My Love To Linda" (previously unreleased)
13. "Cherokee Mist" (previously unreleased)


See also:

VIDEO: Jimi Hendrix producer Eddie Kramer previews Both Sides Of The Sky
Queen, Aerosmith, Nirvana recordings among Grammy Hall Of Fame inductees
Jimi Hendrix streams Muddy Waters cover from Both Sides Of The Sky
Jimi Hendrix: Unreleased songs to appear on Both Sides Of The Sky
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