4/1/15

Van Halen on the Jimmy Kimmel show

David Lee Roth smashes face on mic during first song at Van Halen Jimmy Kimmel show 3/30/2015. This was not seen on TV.











Motley Crue up-date

Vince Neil performed the National Anthem at the Las Vegas Outlaws first game last night, Monday, March 30th, vs. the San Jose SaberCats live at the Thomas & Mack Center. Neil performed the Star Spangled Banner just before Kick-Off.

More Aerosmith tour dates

6/24 - Evansville, IN - The Ford Center 
6/27 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Casino 
6/30 - Hidalgo, Texas - State Farm Arena 
7/3 - Lake Tahoe, NV - Harveys 
7/7 - Santa Barbara, CA - S B Bowl 
7/10 - Salinas, CA - Salinas Complex 
7/13 - Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place 
7/16 - Victoria, BC - Memorial Centre 
7/19 - Fort McMurray, AB - Shell Place 
7/22 - Cheyenne, WY - Frontier Days 
7/25 - Minot, ND - North Dakota State Fair 
7/28 - Ridgefield, WA - Washington Amphitheater Northwest 
8/1 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand  
8/4 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena 
8/7 - Canton, OH, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

Rolling Stones tour dates

May 24 – San Diego, Ca., Petco Park 
May 30 – Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium 
June 3 – Minneapolis, Mn., TCF Bank Stadium June 6 – Dallas, Texas, AT&T Stadium 
June 9 – Atlanta, Ga., Bobby Dodd Stadium 
June 12 – Orlando, Fla., Orlando Citrus Bowl June 17 – Nashville, Tenn., LP Field 
June 20 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Heinz Field 
June 23 – Milwaukee, Wis.,Marcus Amphitheater 
June 27 – Kansas City, Mo., Arrowhead Stadium July 1 – Raleigh, N.C., Carter-Finley Stadium July 4 – Indianapolis, Ind., Indy Motor Speedway 
July 8 – Detroit, Mich., Comerica Park 
July 11 – Buffalo, N.Y., Ralph Wilson Stadium July 15 – Quebec City, Quebec, Festival d’été de Québec

3/31/15

Steel Panther tour dates

May 
07 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham 
08 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live 
09 – Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks 
11 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz 
12 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage 
13 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Event Center 
15 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier 
20 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues 
24 – Knoxville, TN – The International 
28 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave 
29 – West Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom 
30 – Sioux City, IA –  Hard Rock Hotel 

Marilyn Manson / Smashing Pumpkins Tour Dates

7/07  Concord, Calif.  Concord Pavilion 
7/09  Irvine, Calif.  Verizon Amphitheatre 
7/10  Las Vegas, Nev.   Hard Rock Hotel 
7/11  Phoenix, Ariz.  Comerica Theatre 
7/13  Morrison, Colo.  Red Rocks  
7/15  Dallas, Texas  Gexa Energy Pavilion 
7/16  Houston, Texas  NRG Arena 
7/18  San Antonio, Texas  Freeman Coliseum 
7/19  Austin, Texas  Austin City Limits  
7/20  New Orleans, La.  at Champions Square 
7/22  Miami, Fla.  Bayfront Park Amphitheatre 
7/24  Tampa, Fla.  MIDFLORIDA  Amphitheatre 
7/25  Atlanta, Ga.  Aaron’s Amphitheatre 
7/26  Raleigh, N.C.  Red Hat theater 
7/28  Boston, Mass.  Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 7/29  Holmdel, N.J.  PNC Bank Arts Center 
7/31  Wantagh, N.Y. Jones Beach Theater 
8/01  Mashantucket, Ct.  Foxwoods Resort  
8/02  Camden, N.J.  Susquehanna Center 
8/04  Toronto, Ontario  Molson Amphitheatre 
8/05  Clarkston, Mich.  DTE Theatre 
8/07  Chicago, Ill.  FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
8/08  Cincinnati, Ohio  Riverbend Center

3/30/15

Whitesnake US tour dates

May 28th Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Casino
 May 29th Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino 
May 31st Vancouver, BC Hard Rock Casino 
June 2nd Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo 
June 4th Las Vegas, NV The Joint 
June 5th Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Pool Amp 
June 6th Pala, CA Pala Casino - Starlight Theater 
June 9th Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre June 11th San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom June 15th Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center June 17th Shawnee, OK Grand Events Center June 19th Biloxi, MS Hard Rock 
June 20th Houston, TX HOB 
June 22nd Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater June 23rd San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater June 25th El Paso, TX Socorro Event Center June 27th Greeley, CO Greeley Independence Stampede 
June 30th Milwaukee, WI Summerfest 
July 2nd Rama, ON Casino Rama 
July 3rd Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hill AMP July 5th Northfield, OH Hard Rock 
July 7th Huber Heights, OH Music Center @ The Heights July 8th Wabash, IN Honeywell Center July 10th Mahnomen, MN Shoot Star Casino 
July 11th St. Paul, MN Myth 
July 14th Clear Lake, IA Surf Ballroom 
July 16th Oshkosh, WI Rock USA 
July 17th Geneva, IL Geneva Music Park 
July 18th Merrillville, IN Star Plaza 
July 20th Greensburg, PA Palace Theater 
July 22nd Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino 
July 24th Lincoln, RI Twin River Casino 
July 25th Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal

Ultra Music Festival 2015 Stage Construction Time-Lapse

The Decline Of Western Civilization

For the first time ever, all three 'The Decline Of Western Civilization' films will be available in one deluxe DVD/Blu-ray box set. And while all three films have been restored in high definition, they are in keeping with the feel of the rebellious times in which they were shot. On June 30th Shout! Factory will release a four disc collection that contains 1981's 'The Decline Of Western Civilization', which followed the Los Angeles punk music scene, 1988's infamous 'The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years' and 1998's 'The Decline of Western Civilization III', which focused on the gutter punk lifestyle of homeless teenagers. Including commentary by Foo Fighter's Dave Grohl, the box set features never-before-seen original footage, performances and interviews, theatrical trailers, 40-page booklet featuring rare stills and text by Domenic Priore and two interviews with Penelope Spheeris, conducted by Tawn Mastrey and Mark Toscano.

3/26/15

Van Halen on TV

In celebration of a 2015 North American Tour, VAN HALEN will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard. the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show aJimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on ABC.

Van Halen tour dates

Sunday July 5, Seattle, WA, White River Amphitheatre Tuesday July 7, Portland, OR, Amphitheater Northwest Thursday July 9, Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion Saturday July 11, San Bernardino, CA, San Manuel Amphitheater Tuesday July 14, Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Thursday July 16, Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre Saturday July 18, Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre Monday July 20, Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre Wednesday July 22, Kansas City, MO, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Friday July 24, Chicago, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Sunday July 26, St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tuesday July 28, Pittsburgh, PA, First Niagra Pavilion Thursday July 30, Bangor, ME, Darling'sWaterfront Pavilion Saturday August 1, Boston, MA, Xfinity Center Monday August 3, Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center Wednesday August 5, London, ON, Western Fair District Friday August 7, Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Sunday August 9, Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center Tuesday August 11, Hartford, CT, Xfinity Center Thursday August 13, Wantagh, NY, Nikon At Jones Beach Theater Sunday August 23, Hershey, PA, Hershey Park Tuesday August 25, Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Thursday August 27, Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center Saturday August 29, Washington DC, Jiffy Lube Live Monday August 31, Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center Wednesday September 2, Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Amphitheatre Friday September 4, Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater Sunday September 6, Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Wednesday September 9, Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheater Friday September 11, Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion Sunday September 13, Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Tuesday September 15, West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre Thursday September 17, Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre Monday September 21, Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater Wednesday September 23, Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion Friday September 25, Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Monday September 28, Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion Wednesday September 30, San Diego, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre Friday October 2, Hollywood, CA, Hollywood Bowl



3/25/15

Queensrÿche tour dates


03/27/15 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
03/28/15 Las Vegas, NV Cannery Casino Hotel
04/11/15 Tyler, TX Oil Palace
04/25/15 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Park
04/26/15 Buford, GA 37 Main
 04/29/15 Pittsburgh, PA The Altar Bar
 04/30/15 Englewood, NJ Bergen Arts Ctr.
05/01/15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan
05/02/15 Columbia, MD Merriweather 
05/03/15 Concord, NC Charlotte Motor Speedway
 05/21/15 Houston, TX House Of Blues
05/22/15 San Antonio, TX 210 Kapone's
 05/23/15 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!

Appearing with Scorpions...  

09/10/15 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 09/12/15 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
09/13/15 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook
09/16/15 Moncton, NB Moncton Coliseum         09/18/15 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 
 09/19/15 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
 09/22/15 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
09/23/15 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
09/25/15 Windsor, ON Caesars Windsor "The Colosseum"
 09/26/15 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
 09/29/15 Englewood, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
10/01/15 San Jose, CA SAP Center 
10/03/15 Inglewood, CA Forum 
10/06/15 Santa Barbara, CA S.B. Bowl
10/07/15 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
06/13/15 Endicott, NY Pines Outdoor Stage
06/20/15 St. Louis, MO Jefferson Barracks 
07/15/15 Oshkosh, WI Ford Festival Park

Iron Maiden up-date

Iron Maiden has issued an update on singer Bruce Dickinson's health status as he recovers from recent cancer treatments. The band announced Dickinson's cancer diagnosis on February 19, saying a small cancerous tumor at the back of his tongue was discovered during a routine visit to the doctor just prior to Christmas; a seven week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment was completed and the prognosis is for a full recovery by late May. "Over the last few days, Bruce has been to see his specialists and following examinations, including visual, we're delighted to update everyone that the situation remains extremely optimistic for a full recovery," says the group. "We will still not have final confirmation that the cancer has been completely eradicated until Bruce can have an MRI scan in May, as previously advised in manager Rod Smallwood's recent message to fans, and the period to full recovery will continue for a few months yet.

 "Typically, Bruce's immediate reaction to the specialists' good news was to be as active as feasibly possible, taking in a couple of visits to the Maiden office, one to the Hybrid Air Vehicle hangar to see latest progress, and a brief trip to his local pub, much to the surprise and delight of all his friends there!"

The Decline Of Western Civilization

The highly celebrated and long-awaited trilogy known as "The Decline Of Western Civilization" will receive a deluxe box set release on June 30 from Shout! Factory. The four-disc set will be available in both Blu-ray and DVD formats, and will contain Penelope Spheeris' "The Decline Of Western Civilization" (1980), "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" (1988) and "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part III" (1998), a 40-page book containing an essay written by rock historian Domenic Priore in February 2015, and more. This is the first-ever official Blu-ray or DVD release of the films. The set is available for pre-order on Amazon.com and ShoutFactory.com. 

Deep Purple tour dates

07/14 - Lewiston, NJ - Art Park Amphitheatre 07/22 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Pac 07/24 - Lynn, MA - Lynn Auditoriu 07/25 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theater 07/30 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods Resort & Casino 08/02 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium 08/04 - Sterling Heights, MI - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre 08/05 - Columbus, OH - Ohio State Fair 08/07 - Sioux City, IA - Hard Rock Casino 08/12 - Costa Mesa, CA - Orange County Fair 08/14 - Laughlin, NV - Edgewater Casino 08/15 - Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Casino

3/24/15

Flight Attendant's Boyfriend Proposed On A Plane

Jimi Hendrix Park

Jimi Hendrix fans will soon have a place to gather and remember the iconic rock star. Construction on the Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle Washington is set to begin construction next month after almost four years of planning. The park will sit on a two-and-a-half acre stretch of land in the Central District, next to the Northwest African American museum. The hope is to have it completed by the fall.



Twisted Sister death

X17 spoke with Dee Snider at LAX airport this weekend, who was returning early from vacation with his wife Suzette Snider, after hearing about the untimely death of his friend and bandmate A.J. Pero...



Ratt up-date

Stephen Pearcy has announced that will be releasing a career-spanning compilation featuring tracks from all of his various projects down the years. Pearcy revealed that he plans to release "Before & Laughter Part III (1977-2015)" on his own Top Fuel Records label...
Pearcy says: "I have literally hundreds of cassettes, CD and every format of recordings over the last 30-plus years and decided to really get into it and find the charms. I was surprised to find some great music with my bands and projects that should be heard.Pearcy is currently working on his fourth solo album Smash.


Def Leppard fans only

Def Leppard is the latest band to launch their very own cruise. The veteran rock group announced on Friday that the inaugural "Hysteria on the High Seas" will be sailing from January 21-25 of next year. The band revealed the following initial details, "You and Def Leppard will set sail from beautiful Miami, FL sailing 4 nights on the elegant MSC Divina. Click here for more info.


Listen to “I’M THE ONE” From Van Halen’s Live Album

VH will release its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth . Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, "Tokyo Dome Live In Concert " includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band's albums with Roth. It will be released as a double CD; four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl; and digitally beginning March 31, 2015. 

3/23/15

She Spits or Swallows ???

Lynyrd Skynyrd up-date

On 6/2/15, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd on 2CD and digital formats. This classic 1996 Rockpalast concert - released for the first time on CD - features the band performing all their classics: “Sweet Home Alabama”, “Free Bird”, “Working For MCA”, “Saturday Night Special”, “Gimme Three Steps”, “I Ain’t The One” and many more...


3/19/15

- Van Halen 2015 tour ???

Van Halen up-date

Eddie tests out the 5150IIIS amp head, which recently joined the EVH Gear family at Fender, by playing some of his most iconic riffs, from songs like "Hot for Teacher" and "Dance the Night Away."


Eddie Van Halen Demos the 5150IIIS from EVH GEAR on Vimeo.

Nikki Sixx up-date

Nikki has compared Motley's retirement to a boxer bowing out gracefully at the top of his game. He says their decision to end their touring career on New Year's Eve in Los Angeles is all about pride, and that the move is having the desired effect. 

 Sixx tells For Bass Players Only: "It started with the idea of us not wanting to be what we've seen before - people hobbling off into the sunset. We watch it in boxing. I've seen some of my favorite football players who should have gone away a couple of seasons before. "It's human nature to want to keep going, but you have to fight when you know there's the possibility of not looking great on the way out. It's better to pull it in a couple years too early, and that's really what we're doing." Read more here.




Sammy Hagar up-date

The Circle, the latest Sammy Hagar supergroup featuring Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and longtime Wabos guitarist Vic Johnson, will release their debut album, "At Your Service", on 5/19/05. The project captures the band in concert last year performing hits from Hagar's 4 Decades Of Rock show as well as classic tracks from the Led Zeppelin catalog. 

"The Circle live has landed!," says Hagar. "I can't tell you how excited I am to share this live release from last year's tour with everyone. It's been my favorite setlist to play, covering Montrose, Solo Red Rocker, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, & Chickenfoot AND it's live as mutha!! "There hasn't been a live rock and roll album like this in years and I know you're gonna love it." "At Your Service" will be available for preorder on iTunes starting this week. All iTunes preorders will include an instant download of the Van Halen classic, "Poundcake." See the track list here.


Rolling Stones tour ??

The Rolling Stones started hinting at a big announcement via teases posted to their Facebook page with the hashtag #SatisfactionThursday, leading many to believe that the group will be announcing their North American summer tour this Thursday. The new online teases come after guitarist Ronnie Wood said in two recent interviews that the band was planning to launch a North American tour this summer.




Ozzy up-date

Bluewater Productions has announced the release of a brand new comic book biography on the life of Ozzy as part of their popular Orbit series. "Ozzy Osbourne The Metal Madman" will be released this week and will be available in both print and digital.


Whitesnake up-date

Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. 'The Purple Album' will be released in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL, and today the band have released an electronic press kit for the upcoming release.




Gregg Allman / Doobie Brothers Tour Dates

8/19 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA 
8/21 - Marvin Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY 
8/22 - Bank of NH Pavilion, Gilford, NH 
8/28 - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ 
8/30 - Borgata Casino, Atlantic City, NJ 
9/ 1 - Koka Booth Amphitheater, Cary, NC 
9/ 4 - Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

3/18/15

Steel Panther’s Appearance on ‘Larry King Now"

Drag Racer Survives a 280 MPH Crash

Robin Trower up-date

Robin Trower has launched his first-ever music video for the title track of his new album 'Something's About To Change'. Something's About To Change was released by Manhaton/V12 Records on March 9th 2015 - the same day as Robin's 70th birthday.

3/17/15

Great White tour dates

4/04/15 Enoch, AB River Cree Resort  
4/10/15 Denver, CO Casselman's Bar
4/11/15 Tyler, TX Oil Palace 
4/17/15 Milwaukee, WI BMO Bradle
6/20/15 St. Louis, MO Jefferson Barracks 
6/28/15 Monticello, IA Jones County Fair
7/11/15 Fort Yates, ND Prairie Knights Casino
7/17/15Fond du Lac, WI Fairgrounds 
9/11/15  Ralston, NE Ralston Arena 
9/17/15 Ocean City, MD Various Venues 
9/19/15 Tomahawk, WI Nokomis Park 
9/26/15 Verdi, NV Boomtown Casino 

Aerosmith country ???

Steven Tyler is expected to sign with Big Machine Label Group within the next few weeks, and the Aerosmith singer is already working on a country album for the Nashville-based label, sources tell Billboard.com. The deal could go down "anytime," but is due to happen "before the summer," according to an insider, although Tyler isn't waiting for the ink to dry to tout his new affiliation. On Wednesday's episode of American Idol, Tyler was featured in a taped segment profiling Big Machine president/CEO Scott Borchetta, season 14's mentor. Tyler joined Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire and The Band Perry, all of whom are signed to BMLG imprints, in praising the executive. 


Motley Crue up-date

The show Rock Icons began its 10-episode run last month on VH1 Classic, and the episode that debuts on Saturday, March 28 will feature Motley Crue‘s Nikki Sixx.

Robert Plant U.S. Tour dates

05/24 – George, WA - Sasquatch! Festival 
05/25 – Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater 
05/27 – Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot 
05/28 – Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl  
05/30 – Napa, CA - BottleRock Festival 
05/31 – Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl 
06/02 – Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre 
06/05 – Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam Festival 
06/07 – Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre  
06/09 – Rochester Hills, MI - Meadowbrook Music Festival  
06/10 – Chicago, IL - FirstMerit Bank Pavilion %
06/12 – Memphis, TN - Mud Island Amphitheatre 
06/12-14 – Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival 
06/15 – Raleigh, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheater 
06/17 – Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center 

Guns N’ Roses '88

Bandana Records is releasing a two-CD set from Guns N’ Roses called Live Radio Broadcasts on April 27th. These live radio broadcasts were recorded at the Ritz in New York City on February 2nd, 1988 and the Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL on April 9th, 1992. The Ritz performance was part of their Appetite For Destruction tour and features the Aerosmith cover “Mama Kin”. Guns N’ Roses were on the same bill as Great White. The Rosemont Horizon gig was part of the Use Your Illusion tour, featuring many of their greatest hits from their previous studio albums and Lies EP.

Classic Jerry Lewis... Rocking Out !!!

Albums in Top 10 Sellers of This Millenium in the U.K.

01. 21 - Adele
02. Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
03. Back to Bedlam - James Blunt
04. Spirit - Leona Lewis
05. No Angel - Dido
06. 1 - Beatles
07. Crazy Love - Michael Buble
08. White Ladder - David Gray
09. The Fame - Lady Gaga
10. Rush of Blood to Head - Coldplay

3/13/15

Heart tour dates

Heart 2015 Tour Dates (* = with Joan Jett) 

3/18 – Mankato, Minn.* 
3/20 – Bloomington, Ill.* 
3/21 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa* 
3/24 – Bismarck, N.D.* 
3/25 – Sioux City, Iowa* 
3/27 – Auburn Hills, Mich.* 
3/28 – Grand Rapids, Mich.* 
4/11 – Miami Beach, Fla. 
5/17 – Appleton, Wis. 
5/19 – Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 
5/22 – King of Prussia, Pa. 
5/23 – Solomons, Md. 
6/09 – Northfield, Ohio 
6/11 – Indianapolis, Ind. 
6/14 – Elgin, Ill. 
6/16 – Kettering, Ohio 
6/25 – Niagara Falls, Ontario 
6/26 – Niagara Falls, Ontario 
6/28 – Sunbury, Pa. 
7/01 – Charleston, W.V. 
7/03 – Mashantucket, Ct. 
7/04 – Washington, D.C. (Foo Fighters 20th anniversary concert) 
7/25 – New York, N.Y. 
8/21 – Los Angeles, Calif. 
8/22 – Los Angeles, Calif. 
9/15 – Puyallup, Wash. 
9/17 – San Francisco, Calif

The Eagles tour dates

May 19 – Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center  May 20 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena May 22 – El Paso, Texas, UTEP Don Haskins Center May 24 – Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena May 26 – Bakersfield, Calif., Rabobank Arena May 28 – Eugene, Ore., Matthew Knight Arena May 29 – Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena May 31 – Boise, Idaho, Taco Bell Arena June 2 – Billings, Mont., Rimrock Auto Arena At MetraPark June 4 – Sioux Falls, S.D., Denny Sanford Premier Center June 5 – Grand Forks, N.D., Alerus Center June 7 – Green Bay, Wis., Resch Center July 10 – Miami, Fla., AmericanAirlines Arena July 12 – Greenville, S.C., Bon Secours Wellness Arena July 13 – Charlottesville, Va., John Paul Jones Arena (JPJ Arena) July 15 – Hartford, Conn., XL Center July 17 – Atlantic City, N.J., Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall July 18 – Buffalo, N.Y., First Niagara Center July 20 – Baltimore, Md., Royal Farms Arena July 22 – Dayton, Ohio, Wright State University's Nutter Center July 24 – Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena July 25 – Lexington, Ky., Rupp Arena July 27 – North Little Rock, Ark., Verizon Arena July 29 – Bossier City, La., CenturyLink Center

3/11/15

Do You Crack Your Knuckles ?

Shania Twain tour dates

06/05 – Key Arena @ Seattle, WA 
06/07 – Rogers Arena @ Vancouver, BC 
06/09 – Rogers Arena @ Vancouver, BC 
06/11 – Rexall Place @ Edmonton, AB 
06/12 – Rexall Place @ Edmonton, AB 
06/14 – SaksTel Centre @ Saskatoon, SK 
06/15 – MTS Centre @ Winnipeg, MB 
06/19 – Budweiser Gardens @ London, ON 06/20 – Budweiser Gardens @ London, ON 06/22 – FirstOntario Centre @ Hamilton, ON 06/24 – Air Canada Centre @ Toronto, ON 
06/25 – Air Canada Centre @ Toronto, ON 
06/27 – Wesley Clover Field @ Ottawa, ON 06/28 – Bell Centre @ Montreal, QC 
06/30 – M.S. Garden @ New York, NY 
07/01 – Nassau Coliseum @ Uniondale, NY 07/03 – Mohegan Sun @ Uncasville, CT 
07/07 – Prudential Center @ Newark, NJ 
07/08 – TD Garden @ Boston, MA 
07/10 – Consol Energy Center @ Pittsburgh, PA 07/11 – Van Andel Arena @ Grand Rapids, MI 07/13 – Bankers Fieldhouse @ Indianapolis, IN 
07/15 – Veterans Memorial @ Jacksonville, FL 
07/16 – American Airlines Arena @ Miami, FL 07/18 – Bon Secours Arena @ Greenville, SC 
07/19 – Time Warner Arena @ Charlotte, NC 
07/21 – Verizon Center @ Washington, DC 07/22 – Wells Fargo Center @ Philadelphia, PA 07/25 – Palace @ Auburn Hills, MI 
07/26 – iWireless Center @ Moline, IL 
07/28 – Target Center @ Minneapolis, MN 
07/29 – Allstate Arena @ Rosemont, IL 
07/31 – Bridgestone Arena @ Nashville, TN 08/01 – Philips Arena @ Atlanta, GA 
08/03 –  Yum! Center @ Louisville, KY Center 
08/04 – Scottrade Center @ Saint Louis, MO 08/06 – Wells Fargo Arena @ Des Moines, IA 08/07 – Sprint Center @ Kansas City, MO 
08/09 – Frank Erwin Center @ Austin, TX 
08/10 – American Airlines Center @ Dallas, TX 08/12 – Chesapeake Arena @ Ok City, OK 
08/14 – Pepsi Center @ Denver, CO 
08/15 – Energy Solutions Arena @ Salt Lake, UT 
08/17 – SAP Center @ San Jose, CA 
08/19 – The Honda Center @ Anaheim, CA 08/20 – Staples Center @ Los Angeles, CA 08/22 – Valley View Casino @ San Diego, CA 
08/23 – SaveMart Center @ Fresno, CA

I'm only posting these dates... cause I saw Shania in 2005 on her "UP" Tour & she rocked !!!


Aerosmith tour dates

June 24 - Evansville, Ind., Ford Center 
June 27 - Durant, Okla., Choctaw Center 
July 03 - Stateline, Nev.,  Harveys 
July 07 - Santa Barbara, Calif., S.B. Bowl 
July 10 - Salinas, Calif., Sports Complex 
July 13 - Kelowna, British Columbia, Prospera Place 
July 16 - Victoria, British Columbia, Save On Foods Memorial Centre 
July 19 - Fort McMurray, Alberta, MacDonald  Park 
July 22 - Cheyenne, Wyo., Frontier Park 
Aug. 01 - Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand 

Retro Van Halen ' 76

The very first radio play, 12/14/76. "Runnin with the Devil" Demo (Electric Lady Land, Gene Simmons version). Interviewed by Rodney Bingenheimer KROQ, LA.

Happy 51st Birthday Vinnie Paul

3/10/15

Alice In Chains tour dates

07/17 - Pala, Ca - Starlight Theatre  
07/18 - Las Vegas - The Pearl 
07/20 - Salt Lake City - The Depot 
07/21 - Boise - Knitting Factory 
07/22 - Spokane - Knitting Factory 
07/24 - Oakland - Fox Theatre  
07/25 - Lincoln, CA  - Thunder Valley Casino  
07/28 - Denver - Ogden Theatre  
07/31 - Tulsa - Brady Theatre  
08/01 - Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino 
08/03 - St. Louis - Pageant  
08/04 - Milwaukee - Eagles Ballroom  
08/06 - Cincinnati - Horseshoe Casino  
08/07 - Nashville - Ryman Auditorium   
08/08 - Nashville - Ryman Auditorium  
08/10 - Orlando - Hard Rock Live  
08/11 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock  
08/14 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods  
08/15 - Atlantic City - Taj Mahal 
08/16 - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest 

AC/DC up-date

AC/DC have released their music video for the track "Rock The Blues Away," which is the third clip the band has released from their recently unleashed 'Rock Or Bust' album.

Mick Mars up-date

When Motley Crue first announced their touring retirement, Mick Mars stated that a solo album was in his future plans. Now it has been revealed that those dreams are finally coming to fruition. "35 years ago I was working on a demo with this guitar player from a band called Vendetta. A year later I ran into him again in LA and he asked me to help him mix the first album of his new band called Motley Crue. After that we both went our own busy ways," said legendary producer Michael Wagener. "35 years later the circle is closed and Mick Mars and myself are working together with Tommy Henriksen on Mick's solo album. Mick's music is some of the best stuff I have heard in many years and I am honored to be part of it. Prepare to get hit by a freight train."

 Over the years Wagener has worked with countless hard rock bands, including Accept, Dokken, Great White, Alice Cooper, Skid Row and Warrant. Henriksen also has an impressive resume, collaborating with such artsist as Alice Cooper, George Lynch and Warlock/Doro. Another face from Mars' past may also get invloved with the album. John Corabi, who fronted Motley Crue on their 1994 self-titled album, recently told the Do You Know Jack? Radio Show, "Mick and I have had some discussions about possibly going in and doing some writing together and doing a record, and maybe going out and doing some shows. So we'll see how that works."


Van Halen up-date

David Lee Roth Appearance in “Hot For Teacher” Music Video by Trisha Paytas.

Def Leppard up-date

Joe Elliott reports the band have completed the recording of their eleventh studio album. Originally planned as an EP, the follow-up to 2008’s Songs From The Sparkle Lounge developed into a full album when the band completed a run of writing sessions last spring. Elliott said on his Planet Rock radio show: 

"Yes, I do sound very jolly, don't I? I'm jolly because we have finished the new album – apart from the mixing of it. “We have sung our last word, played our last solo, hit our last drum. It's done! And it will be out later this year." The band's production schedule was disrupted last year due to live commitments and guitarist Vivian Campbell’s stem-cell treatment for cancer. Elliott recently confirmed the launch would be delayed until later this year after Def Lep had received “an unprecedented amount of offers” of work.




Cheap Trick Fans Only

Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen is on record proclaiming that he owns over 400 guitars. While some people color-coordinate their sneakers to their clothes, Nielsen's six-string collection is so stacked that he often matches his outfit to his guitar. Earlier this year, Nielsen announced plans to create space in his arsenal by auctioning off some of his instruments and other equipment through Reverb. Just one month into the sell-off, his guitars are already being sold at four-digit prices.

3/9/15

95-MPH Fury 325 Roller Coaster

Carowinds amusement park, in Charlotte, NC, is getting set to unleash a wild new ride dubbed the Fury 325, so named because it climbs 325 feet high with an 81-degree drop, while also reaching a maximum speed of 95 miles per hour.


What It’s Like to Be a Human Cannonball

Gemma Kirby with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is the youngest human cannonball in the world. Here she is wearing a GoPro and getting launched a hundred feet at about 60 miles an hour.

3/7/15

VH-TV

Van Halen's early music videos are officially available for the first time ever on youtube! Click here to go to VHTelevision.

SIXX: A.M. tour dates

4/08 San Francisco, Ca. - Regency Ballroom 
4/10 Las Vegas, Nv. - Hard Rock Hotel 
4/11 Los Angeles, Ca. - Club Nokia 
4/13 Denver, Co. - Ogden Theatre 
4/14 Kansas City, Mo. - Arvest Bank Theatre
4/16 Houston, Tx - Warehouse Live 
4/17 Dallas, Tx - The Bomb Factory 
4/19 Minneapolis, Min. - Mill City Nights 
4/20 Chicago, Ill. - Vic Theatre 
4/21 Royal Oak, Mich. - R.O. Music Theatre 
4/23 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Theatre 
4/24 Sayreville, N.J. - Starland Ballroom 
4/25 Worcester, Mass. - The Palladium 
4/27 New York, N.Y. - Best Buy Theater 
4/28 Philadelphia, Pa. - Electric Factory 
4/29 Silver Spring, Md. - The Fillmore 

3/4/15

Van Halen "Live" CD

Van Halen will release 'Tokyo Dome Live In Concert', their first live album with David Lee Roth this month, and Van Halen remastered reissues are on the way as well. 'Tokyo Dome Live In Concert' was recorded on 6/21/13 at the Tokyo Dome, Japan. It features 23 songs from the seven David Lee Roth albums. 

In addition, Van Halen will reissue remastered versions of the debut album 'Van Halen' and the band's biggest album '1984'. 

Van Halen Tokyo Dome 
Live In Concert:

'Unchained' 
'Runnin' With The Devil' 
'She's The Woman' 
'I'm The One' 
'Tattoo' 
'Everybody Wants Some!!' 
'Somebody Get Me A Doctor' 
'Chinatown' 
'Hear About It Later' 
'(Oh) Pretty Woman' 
'Me & You' (Drum Solo) 
'You Really Got Me' 
'Dance The Night Away' 
'I'll Wait' 'Cradle Will Rock' 
'Hot For Teacher' 
'Women In Love' 
'Romeo Delight' 
'Mean Street' 
'Beautiful Girls' 
'Ice Cream Man' 
'Panama' 
'Eruption' (Guitar Solo) 
'Ain't Talkin 'Bout Love' 
'Jump' 

Warner Music will release 'Tokyo Dome Live In Concert' as a double CD, a four LP set on 180 gram vinyl and the reissues of 'Van Halen' and '1984' on 3/30/18 in the USA.



Judas Priest tour dates

May 16 - Columbus, OH  Rock The Range 
May 17 - Cincinnati, OH  Horseshoe
May 19 - St. Charles, MO Family Arena
May 20 - Council Bluffs, IA  Harrah's Casino 
May 21 - Rosemont, IL  Rosemont Theatre 
Jul 16 - Oshkosh, WI  Rock USA 2015

3/3/15

Darwin Awards Fails Compilation

Nickelback -Concert Timelapse

Timelapse video of Nickelback's "No Fixed Address" tour at the iWireless Center. Hockey rink... to concert... back to hockey rink.

3/2/15

Retro Van Halen

In 1987, Eddie Van Halen finger-tapped and whammy-bar-dived his way through a bluesy rave-up alongside G. E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live band.

Trucker says NO to merge..

3/1/15

Mary Poppins Sings Death Metal

February 2015 News Bloopers

Faith No More up-date

Faith No More have released a stream of their track Superhero, from comeback album Sol Invictus. Mike Patton and co’s seventh record follows 1997’s Album Of The Year and comes after they reunited in 2009.


2/27/15

Slaughter tour dates

March
06 - Manistee, MI - Little River Casino 
14 - Sioux City, IA - Hard Rock Hotel 

April 
17 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Center 
23 - Laughlin, NV - Riverside Resort Hotel 
24 - Laughlin, NV - Riverside Resort Hotel 
25 - Laughlin, NV - Riverside Resort Hotel 

June 
06 - Vernal, UT - Western Park theater 
12 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun 
13 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix 
27 - Central City, CO - Reserve Casino

2/26/15

Whitesnake tour dates

May 28 – Airway Heights, Wash., Northern Quest Casino May 29 – Tacoma, Wash., Emerald Queen Casino June 4 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino June 5 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Talking Stick Resort June 6 – Pala, Calif., Pala Starlight Theatre June 9 – Beverly Hills, Calif., Saban Theatre June 11 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom June 17 – Shawnee, Okla., Grand Casino Hotel & Resort June 19 – Biloxi, Miss., Hard Rock Live June 22 – Grand Prairie, Texas, Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie June 23 – San Antonio, Texas, Majestic Theatre June 25 – Socorro, Texas, Socorro Entertainment Center June 27 – Greeley, Colo., Island Grove Park (Greeley Stampede) July 2 – Rama, Ontario, Casino Rama Entertainment Centre July 3 – Sterling Heights, Mich., Freedom Hill Amphitheatre July 5 – Cleveland, Ohio, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park July 10 – Mahnomen, Minn., Shooting Star Casino July 18 – Merrillville, Ind., Star Plaza Theatre July 22 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

2/25/15

Joe Perry talks

Joe Perry on the air with KRFX-FM Denver... talkin' Aerosmith history & writing his book .




The Scorpions tour dates

September 10th 2015 Boston, MA USA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion -September 12th 2015 Brooklyn, NY USA Barclay's Arena -September 13th 2015 Gilford, NH USA Meadwobrook -September 18th 2015 Toronto, ON Kanada Molson Canadian Amphitheatre -September 19th 2015 Montreal, QC Kanada Bell Centre -September 22nd 2015 Columbus, OH USA LC Pavilion -September 23th 2015 Cleveland, OH USA Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica -September 25th 2015 Windsor, ON Kanada Caesar's Windsor -September 26th 2015 Chicago, IL USA Allstate Arena -October 1st 2015 San Jose, CA USA SAP Center -October 2th 2015 Los Angeles, CA USA The Forum

Aerosmith up-date

On 6/15/14, Aerosmith played the Download Festival in Donington Park, Englan. "Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014" comes to theaters on 2/26/15. Live video of "Mama Kin" has been uploaded for streaming.


Marilyn Manson ‘Hell Not Hallelujah’ Tour Dates

03/28 – Penticton, British Columbia – South Okanagan Events Centre 03/29 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Queen Elizabeth Theater 03/31 – Prince George, British Columbia – CN Centre 04/01 – Dawson Creek, British Columbia – Encana Events Centre 04/02 – Edmonton, Alberta – Shaw Conference Centre 04/04 – Lethbridge, Alberta – ENMAX Centre 04/06 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Sask Tel Centre 04/07 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Ag Rec Building 04/09 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre 04/24 – Athens, Ga. – Georgia Theatre 04/26 – Birmingham, Ala. – Iron City 04/28 – Oklahoma City, Okla. – Bricktown Events Center 04/29 – Tulsa, Okla. – Brady Theater 04/30 – Memphis, Tenn. – Minglewood Hall 05/03 – North Myrtle Beach, S.C. – House of Blues 05/05 – Norfolk, Va. – The Norva 05/06 – Richmond, Va. – The National 05/09 – Chattanooga, Tenn. – Track 29 05/11 – Peoria, Ill. – Limelight Eventplex 05/12 – Madison, Wis. – Orpheum Theater 05/13 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – Orbit Room

Krokus tour dates

04/18-22 - Miami, FL - Monsters of Rock Cruise 04/24 - Houston, TX - Concert Pub North 04/25 - San Antonio, TX - 210 Kapone's 04/26 - Dallas, TX - Trees 04/28 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard 04/29 Kansas City, MO - The Scene 05/1 - St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theatre 05/2 - Columbia, MD - M3 Festival, Merriweather Pavillion 05/4 - El Paso, TX - Speaking Rock Entertainment Center 05/5 - Las Vegas, NV - Count's Vamp'd 05/6 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go

Retro Van Halen '93

You will get better sound quality if/when change resolution to "HD". This is an audio remastered version of Van Halen: "Right Here Right Now" 1993 concert DVD...