4/18/14

L.A. Guns tour dates

 April 
 17 - Summers Bar - Eden, NC 
 18 - Amos' Southend - Charlotte, NC 
 19 - The Whiskey Room - Raleigh, NC 
 23 - Mill Street Brews - Southbridge, MA 
 24 - Blackthorn 51 - Elmhurst, NY 
 25 - Revolution Bar - Amityville, NY
 26 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD 

 May 
 30 - BMI Indoor Speedway - Versailles, OH
 31 - Mad River Pavilion - Sandusky, OH 

 June 
 27 -Freedom Hill theater - Sterling Heights, MI

 July
 25 - Whisky A Go Go - Hollywood, CA 
 26 - Fulton 55 - Fresno, CA 

 August 
02 - Trails End Concert Park - Sheridan, WY 
03 - Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR 
21 - Trees - Dallas, TX 
22 - The Concert Pub - Houston, TX 
30 - Reserve Casino - Central City, CO 

September 
13 - Airlift Acres - Berlin, MD 
28 - Wickham Park Pavilion - Melbourne, FL 

October 
11 - Sculley's Shooters - North Platte, NE

Cinderella up-date

On May 16th, Collectors Dream Records will issue Cinderella "Stripped". Recorded live over the course of two nights at The Key Club, in Hollywood during Cinderella's Unfished Business tour, the shows were staged on October 2nd and 3rd of 1998. 

 Stripped tracklisting: 
 'The More Things Change' 
 'Push Push' 
 'Gypsy Road' 
 'Fallin Apart At The Seams' 
 'Heartbreak Station' 
 'The Last Mile' 
 'Shelter Me' 
 'Coming Home' 
 'Hot And Bothered' 
 'Nightsongs' 
 'Nobody's Fool' 
 'Somebody Save Me' 
 'Shake Me' 
 'Don't Know What You Got' 
 'Sick For The Cure' (bonus track) 
 'Make Your Own Way (bonus track


4/17/14

Van Halen up-date

David Lee Roth mentions in the new episode of The Roth Show that... “Working on a great Van Halen project” but also that he “Can’t announce anything, or I’d have to come find you and swear you to secrecy.”

AC/DC up-date

AC/DC have released the following statement: 

 "After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support. 
 "In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family's privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music."

Brian Johnson has shot down reports that the band is retiring, telling U.K.'s Telegraph that the band is about to begin work on its 16th studio album. "We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver," he said. "We're going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we'll record it." 



KIX up-date

Kix is reuniting with most of its classic-era lineup to record the band’s first new album in nearly 20 years. Vocalist Steve Whiteman, guitarists Ronnie Younkins and Brian Forsythe and drummer Jimmy Chalfant are joined by Mark Schenker on the project, which is due this summer.
 “The boys and I are so happy that our old friend, Tom Lipsky, has invited us to join the Loud and Proud family,” Whiteman says. “We worked with Tom and Madelyn Scarpulla on our last studio album, ‘Show Business,’ and we’re looking forward to working with them again with the release of the first new Kix album in almost 19 years!”



















KIX TOUR DATES:
4/25 Columbia, MD M3 Festival 
5/24 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma 
5/31 Sandusky, OH Ohio Bike Week
6/6 Vernal, UT Thunder Rocks 
6/21 Idaho Falls, ID Rock The Falls 
7/25 Royalton, MN Halfway Jam 
7/31 Leemore, CA Tachi Palace Casino

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The Beatles up-date

Paul McCartney has added six more shows to his 2014 North American tour, with even more on the way. Paul will play Lubbock, TX on June 14; Dallas on June 16; Atlanta on June 21; Jacksonville on June 22; Nashville on June 25 and Salt Lake City on August 7.

Guitar Gods 2014 tour

Swedish guitar hero YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will be headlining the Guitar Gods 2014 tour. Joining Malmsteen on all shows will be RON "BUMBLEFOOT" THAL (GUNS N' ROSES), ULI JON ROTH (SCORPIONS) and GARY HOEY

6.13 - Paramount Theatre - Huntington, NY 
6.14 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ 
6.17 - Bergen Arts Center- Englewood, NJ 
6.20 - Arcada Theatre - St. Charles, IL 
6.21 - Phoenix Theatre - Toronto, ON 
6.26 - Showbox Theatre - Seattle, WA 
6.27 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR 
7.03 - Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills, CA 
7.08 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ



From Tannrr's Desk

Tannrr.com will be down til next Wednesday (4/23/14) while we travel to Charleston, SC.... to Skydive, party on Folly Beach and hang-out with my daughter Jessica & my new grandson Noah :)
Rock on and Thanks for your support !!!



4/12/14

Night Ranger up-date

Night Ranger will release their new studio album, 'High Road', on June 10th in North America via Frontiers Records.

KISS on ‘The Tonight Show’ on 4/11/14




The Beatles - Clone ???

Canadian dentist Michael Zuk is planning to clone late John Lennon by extracting DNA from the singer's tooth he had purchased on an auction. 


4/11/14

KISS up-date

Fan-Filmed Video Of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Speeches from the members of KISS.

Led Zeppelin up-date

Led Zeppelin is teasing the reissue of their debut album. The deluxe edition of the re-release will include nine songs from an October 1969 concert in Paris, France at L'Olympia. The band shared a teaser video on YouTube. It features clips of two classics from the Led Zeppelin album, Good Times Bad Times and Communication Breakdown. The reissue of Led Zeppelin's first three albums come on 6/3/14.

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4/10/14

Stevie Nicks up-date

Jimmy Fallon – as Tom Petty – joined Stevie Nicks for a live re-creation of her 1981 video "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" on The Tonight Show.

Sebastian Bach tour dates

APRIL 
24 New York, NY BB King's 
25 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom 
26 Columbia, MD Merriweather Pavilion 
27 Portland, ME Asylum

30 Airline Industry Secrets

1. The true story behind the oxygen mask. That if the oxygen masks drop down, you only have about 15 minutes of oxygen from the point of pulling them down. However, that is more than enough time for the pilot to take us to a lower altitude where you can breathe normally. More important – at altitude, you have 15-20 seconds before you pass out. Put yours on first, then do your kids. Passing out for a few seconds won’t harm the kids. 

2. The water in the lavatory is very dirty. Whatever you do, do not drink the water in the lav. It is bad enough to “wash” your hands in it. We sanitize the water tank at selected maintenance intervals, however parasites build tolerances to these cleaners. Check the outside of the aircrafts when walking in. If the paint is crappy shape, the plane is in crappy shape. Skydrol (hydraulic fluid) is a nasty fluid and will dissolve everything. So if the paint is missing, it’s probably from a skydrol leak. No one wants a hydraulic leak at 35,000 ft in the air. As you can’t just pull over and top the reservoir off. 

3. The REAL reason the lights on the airplane dim when you are landing. When a plane is landing at night, they dim the interior lights in case you need to evacuate upon landing… your eyes are already adjusted to the darkness so you’ll be able to see better once outside the plane. 

4. Lightning. My dad’s been an airline pilot for almost 20 years, and apparently planes get struck by lightning all the time. Also if a passenger is causing a scene in the jetway he can refuse to let them on and take off without them. The captain has almost limitless authority when the doors are closed. He is allowed to arrest people, write fines and even take the will of a dying passenger 

5. Those lavatories unlock from the outside. You are able to unlock airplane lavatories from the outside. There is usually a lock mechanism concealed behind the no smoking badge on the door. Just lift the flap up and slide the bolt to unlock. 

6. A true story of cats on planes Bring your cats. In fact, I’ve even seen someone’s cat roaming around the cabin. 

7. In Plane Food My dad works for a large airline, he told me a few little things 2 pilots are served different meals and cannot share, this is done in case of food poisoning. Stealing food, even if they are going to throw it out can get you fired instantly. You can ask your supervisor, but you cannot take food. They don’t want people messing with it. 

8. Flying with pets. I am an aircraft fueler. One thing I cannot stress enough is how your pets are treated. While your airline will take the best possible actions, some things cannot be avoided, like the noise on the ramp. I cannot stand out there without ear protection, and imagine your pet sitting out there on the ramp waiting to be loaded onto the plane being exposed to the same amount of noise I am. Please people, think twice before flying your pets. 

9. What flight attendants really do after telling the plane to turn off their electronics. My sister is a flight attendant, she says after she tells everyone to turn off all electronics, she goes to the back and pulls out her phone and starts texting. 

10. A trick for making more space for yourself. Arm rests – aisle and window seat: Run your hand along the underside of the armrest, just shy of the joint you’ll feel a button. Push it, and it will lift up. Adds a ton of room to the window seat and makes getting out of the aisle a helluva lot easier. 

11. Don’t drink water on a plane that didn’t come from a bottle. Former Lufthansa cargo agent here. Do not EVER drink water on an aircraft that did not come from a bottle. Don’t even TOUCH IT. The reason being the ports to purge lavatory shit and refill the aircraft with potable water are within feet from each other and sometimes serviced all at once by the same guy. Not always, but if you’re not on the ramp watching, you’ll never know. 

12. On the importance of locking your bags. Lock your bags, carry-on bags included. Look online or in a travel store for TSA-approved locks. The TSA has keys to open those locks in case they need to further inspect them (and hopefully not steal from them). And most people don’t think to lock their carry-on, but especially now with load factors very high, more and more people are having to gate check bags. Once you drop your bag at the end of the jetway for gate-checking, anyone from a fellow passenger, to a gate agent, to a ramp agent has access to your bag. 

13. How a pilot approaches landing. When you experience a hard landing in bad weather it wasn’t because of a lack of pilot skills but it is in fact intentional. If the runway is covered in water the airplane has to touch down hard in order to puncture the water layer and prevent aqua planing. “Landings are nothing more than controlled crashes.” Pilot friend quote. 

14. Tipping could go a long way. My girlfriend is a flight attendant. NO ONE tips flight attendants. If you give your FA a fiver with your first drink you’ll probably drink for free the rest of the flight. 

15. Pilots are sleeping most of the time. 1/2 of pilots sleep while flying and 1/3 of the time they wake up to find their partner asleep. 

16. Just because you’re flying with a big airline, doesn’t mean the pilots are experienced. Regional airline pilot here. You may have bought a ticket on Delta, United, or American, but chances are you’ll be flying on a subcontractor. That means the pilots have a fraction of the experience, training, and pay of the big mainline carrier. Also, I don’t get paid enough to care if you make your connection. Most of the time we fly slower than normal to make more money. The only time we fly fast is if ATC tells us to or if it’s the go home leg. 

17. The truth behind turning off electronics. Pilot here. Having to turn off electronics on a plane is totally useless. Mobile electronic devices won’t really bring an airplane down but they can be really annoying to pilots. Just imagine sitting in the flightdeck descending to your destination and hearing the interference of a 100+ cellphones picking up a signal. I have missed a clearance or 2 that way. 

18. Sky Mall is one big rip-off. Secret: All of the stuff in Sky Mall can be purchased on the internet for much less money. 

19. How your checked bags are really treated. If it says “fragile,” it’s getting thrown harder. If it’s says this side up, it’s going to be upside down. We have to fit freight and 100+ bags in a cargo pit. It has to fit how it’s going to fit…I will tell you that when we see “I heart baggage handlers” bag tags…We take special care of your shit. 

20. A flight attendant reveals just how dirty everything truly is. I worked for Southwest as a flight attendant. Those blankets and pillows? Yeah, those just get refolded and stuffed back in the bins between flights. Only fresh ones I ever saw were on an originating first flight in the morning in a provisioning city. Also, if you have ever spread your peanuts on your tray and eaten, or really just touched your tray at all, you have more than likely ingested baby poo. I saw more dirty diapers laid out on those trays than food. And those trays, yeah, never saw them cleaned or sanitized once. 

21. A loophole so you never have to pay baggage fees. You can almost always gate check baggage (unless it’s abnormally large) take two large carry-ons and ask then to gate check one. It’s free and I never pay fees. 

22. Most flights are also carrying human organs. The majority of domestic flights have human remains or organs on them. I work below wing as a baggage handler. Watch out the window for long boxes that say, “Head” at one end… Oh, and I can fit 150 bags in bin 3 of a Boeing 737-300. 

23. Airports haven’t covered all of their security bases yet. There are actually legitimate security loopholes that, if widely known, would let average citizens get right next to airliners, runways, and taxiways. Like any system, if you know how it works, you know where the cracks are. 

24. Planes without engines can still glide for a really long time. A pilot told me if both engines fail, a plane can glide 6 nautical miles for every 5000 feet. So at 35,000 feet, a plane can glide about 42 miles without power. Its why most accidents happen landing or taking off. 

25. The drinking water used for coffee and tea is FILTHY. The drinking water, that used for making coffee, tea, etc., should NEVER be consumed. The holding tanks in these sometimes 60 year old planes are never cleaned. They have accumulated so much greenish grime on the walls that in some places it can be inches thick. This one is very known by all airline employees. 

26. Why it’s always easier to just take the batteries out. Women: if you pack a toy in your bag, take the batteries out. Because if I’m loading your bag, and I hear it vibrating I have to tell my lead. Then my lead has to come pull you off the aircraft and you have to open your bag and turn off your toy in front of a bunch of giggling grown ass men. 

27. Planes have a hard time flying on hot days. I worked the ramp in Phoenix. On especially hot days, we had to offload cargo because planes struggled to take off in the thin air. 

28. Even the headphones that come wrapped up aren’t new. I used to work for warehouse that supplied a certain airline with items. The headsets that are given to you are not new, despite being wrapped up. They are taken off the flight, “cleaned”, and then packaged again. 

29. How to tell from the ground if a plane is being hijacked. If the plane is being hijacked when the pilot lands they will leave the wing flaps up that slow the plane down, this is to signal the airport that there is something happening in the plane. 

30. The real reason there are still ashtrays in the lavatories. Here’s one: ashtrays in the lavatories are mandatory equipment even though the FAA banned smoking on flights years ago. The reasoning is that if people do decide to smoke, they want them to have a place other than the trash can to throw the butt.


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4/9/14

Aerosmith & Slash play the Whisky A Go Go

Draw The Line 
Same Old Song And Dance 
Pink 
Walk This Way 
Mama Kin (with Slash) 
Train Kept A-Rollin’ (with Slash)

KISS up-date

Paul Stanley Compares His Ex-KISS Bandmates 
to Ex-Wives.

KISS up-date

Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM's Hair Nation, former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley commented on Paul Stanley's accusations of anti-Semitism published in his new book.

4/8/14

Paul McCartney tour dates

June 19 – New Orleans, La. Smoothie King Center 
June 26 – Louisville, Ky. KFC Yum! Center 
July 05 – Albany, N.Y. Times Union Center 
July 07 – Pittsburgh, Pa. Consol Energy Center

Aerosmoth / Slash tour dates

July 
 10 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre - Wantagh, NY 
 13 - McLennan Park - Kitchener, ON 
 16 - Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA 
 19 - Rock Fest - Cadott, WI 
 22 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH 
 25 - First Midwest Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL 
 30 - The Forum - Inglewood, CA 

 August 
 02 - MGM Grand Arena - Las Vegas, NV 
 05 - St. Regis Resort - Dana Point, CA 
 08 - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena - Stateline, NV 
 13 - Sleep Train Pavilion - Concord, CA 
 16 - The Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA 
 19 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO 
 22 - American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX 
 25 - The Cynthia Woods Pavilion - Woodlands, TX 
 28 - Phillips Arena - Atlanta, GA 
 31 - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ 

September
 03 - Prudential Center - Newark, NJ 
 06 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA 
 09 - DTE Energy Theatre - Clarkston, MI 
 12 - Open Hearth Park - Sydney, NS 

 Ticket links can be found at Aerosmith.com.

Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd tour dates

7/10 — Bangor, Maine 
7/12 — Mansfield, Maine 
7/13 — Darien, N.Y. 
7/15 — Raleigh, N.C. 
7/16 — Charlotte, N.C. 
7/18 — Philadelphia, Penn. 
7/19 — Bristow, Va. 
7/22 — Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 
7/23 — Tinley Park, Ill. 
7/25 — Clarkston, Mich