8/31/14

Tommy Lee - Crüecifly Live

Genesis DVD

Genesis concert film Three Sides Live is set to be released on Blu-ray for the first time. Three Sides Live is released on the format in November. Filmed in November 1981 on the Abacab tour in North America, it was originally released on VHS to coincide with the live album of the same name. It has only ever been released on DVD in the limited edition box set The Movie Box 1981-2007. Originally filmed in 16mm, the footage has now been fully restored and is being reissued as a standalone DVD and Blu-ray. The show focuses on tracks from the Duke and Abacab albums and the tracks are intercut with behind the scenes footage and interviews with band members.


Album Sales Bottom Out

Billboard reports that this week’s 3.97-million album sales total is the smallest weekly sum since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. It’s also the first time since then that weekly sales have fallen below four million. Last week’s top-selling album, Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Blacc Hollywood,’ debuted with 90,000 units sold — well below the first-week sales of many other top debuts this year and while three other albums debuted in the top 10, they but averaged only 31,000 units moved each. The same week last year, 4.88 million albums were sold. This year, there have only been five weeks with more than 5 million sales and they each happened more than 18 weeks ago.

8/30/14

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Tears For Fears tour dates

09/17 - Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall 
09/20 - Thackerville, OK -  WinStar World Casino
09/23 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern 
09/24 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater 
09/27 - Portland, OR - Project Pabst Festival

8/29/14

Jack Russells Great White tour dates

08-30-14 - Mill Bay Casino - Manson, WA 
09-05-14 - CoachHouse - San Juan Capistrano, CA 
09-06-14 - St. Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA 
09-07-14 - The Canyon Club - Agoura Hills, CA 
09-12-14 - The District  - Sioux Falls, SD 
09-13-14 - Grand Casino - Hinckley, MN 
09-19-14 - Concert Pub North - Houston, TX 
09-20-14 - The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX 
09-26-14 - Wickham Park - Melbourne, FL 
10-04-14 - BMI Speedway - Versailles, OH 


8/28/14

ZZ Top up-date

ZZ Top has announced that their current tour with Jeff Beck has now been cancelled after bassist Dusty Hill fell on his hip on the band's tour bus and required immediate medical treatment. No details have been released on the extent of the injury.


8/25/14

KISS & Def Leppard- ALS ice bucket challenge

KISS and Def Leppard accepted Motley Crue’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge onstage at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana on Friday and the bands are sharing video from the event.

Devil City Angels tour dates

Devil City Angels (Tracii Guns, Rikki Rockett, Eric Brittingham & Brandon Gibbs) announce fall tour dates.

SEPT 04 SOUTHPORT BAR INDY, IN 
SEPT 05 DIESEL LOUNGE, CHESTERFIELD, MI 
SEPT 06 FISH HEAD'S, HALETHORPE, MD 
SEPT 07 MVP BAR, CINCINNATI, OH 
SEPT 10 BOURBON ST, NEW PORT RICHEY, FL 
SEPT 11 CLUB LA, DESTIN, FL 
SEPT 12 CONCERT PUB, HOUSTON, TX 
SEPT 13 GAS MONKEY, DALLAS, TX 
SEPT 19 PZAZZ, BURLINGTON, IA 
OCT 10 VAMP’D, LAS VEGAS, NV 
OCT 17 AFTERSHOCK, MERRIAM, KS 
OCT 24 THE METAL GRILL, CUDAHY, WI 
OCT 25 G.B. DISTILLERY, GREEN BAY WI 
More to be announced.



Stevie Nicks up-date

Stevie Nicks released a lyric video for another new track from her upcoming studio album "24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault." This one is titled ,and it's a straightforward piano ballad that puts the focus on Nick's voice.

8/24/14

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Peter Frampton tour dates

8/27/14 Los Angeles, CA -Hollywood Bowl
8/30/14 Valley Center, CA- Harrah's Rincon Casino            
8/31/14 Tucson, AZ- Tori Amphitheatre 
9/14/14 Telluride, CO- Telluride Town Park 
9/19/14 Rancho Mirage, CA- Agua Caliente Casino 
9/20/14 Reno, NV- Grand Sierra Resort 
9/21/14 Glen Ellen, CA- B.R. Cohn Winery 
9/23/14 El Paso, TX- The Plaza Theatre 
9/26/14 Shreveport, LA- Municipal Auditorium
9/27/14 Biloxi, MS- IP Casino, Resort  
9/30/14 Gainesville, FL- Theater Of Gainesville 
10/01/14 Sarasota, FL- Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall  
10/03/14 Clearwater, FL- Ruth Eckerd Hall Sun 
10/05/14 Hollywood, FL- Hard Rock Live

8/23/14

AC/DC up-date

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has confirmed that the Australian rockers will tour again despite a shakeup in their lineup earlier this year when Malcolm Young stepped away from the group for health reasons. 

 "There will be another tour and I will be on that," Rudd told the Nine Network while promoting his new solo record, "Head Job." "We will probably all have to be dead before it stops," he added. 

 AC/DC recently completed recording a new album in Vancouver without founding member Malcolm Young, who remains in hospital to address some health issues; his nephew, Stevie, handled rhythm guitar during the sessions in Malcolm's absence.



Letterman Remembers Robin Williams

In case you missed it, David Letterman was on vacation when the news of Robin Williams' passing was announced, but, when he return on air he had a great memory of Robin to share.

8/20/14

Aerosmith up-date

Joe Perry will release his long-awaited memoir, "Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith", on 10/7/14 via Simon & Schuster. Joe Perry has announced the following book-signing appearances (more to follow): 

October 07 - Barnes & Noble - New York, NY 
October 09 - Brookline Booksmith - Brookline, MA 
October 13 - Anderson's Bookshop - Chicago IL 
October 15 - Barnes & Noble - Los Angeles, CA


"KISS" Makeup Tutorial

Watch Gene Simmons recreate his KISS makeup on his daughter Sophie Tweed Simmons.

RATT up-date

Stephen Pearcy was interviewed on a recent episode of "Inappropriate Earl", the podcast from Los Angeles stand-up comic Earl Skakel. Asked about his most recent split with RATT, Pearcy said: "It's a permanent vacation. I mean, 30 years is enough time to be in something that's so volatile.

Ozzy up-date

Ozzy Osbourne is to release a best-of compilation covering his extensive back catalogue. Memoirs Of A Madman will be launched on 10/7/14 in CD, double-vinyl and 2DVD formats, along with a limited picture disc LP.  

8/8/14

Sixx:A.M. up-date

The third release from Sixx:A.M., entitled 'Modern Vintage', will be released on 10/7/14 through Eleven Seven Music. The band... comprised of Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, vocalist James Michael and guitarist DJ Ashba -- debuted the first single and video from the album, "Gotta Get It Right".

Robert Plant Tour Dates

09/25 - Port Chester, NY 
09/27 - Brooklyn, NY 
09/28 - Brooklyn, NY 
09/30 - Toronto, ONT 
10/02 - Chicago, IL 
10/04 - Denver, CO 
10/07 - Los Angeles, CA

Eric Clapton DVD

Eric Clapton will release a new documentary, "Planes, Trains And Eric", on DVD and Blu-ray on November 4th. The film documents the iconic guitarist's life on the road during the Far and Middle Eastern leg of his 2014 tour.



8/5/14

KISS up-date

Def Leppard's Phil Collen rocking "Deuce" with KISS at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. 8/2/14.

Van Halen up-date

John 5 says he and David Lee Roth have put the finishing touches on an "incredible" new album, Classic Rock reports. The current Rob Zombie and former Marilyn Manson guitarist previously played on Roth's 1998 album "DLR Band" and he says the pair have struck gold again. He tells "One on One With Mitch Lafon:" "We just made another record. And it's 11 of the greatest songs you'll ever hear, and it's just me and Dave, and we had Gregg Bissonette play drums on it. "And it's unbelievable. There's a song called 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar & Grill.' And you know, just great, great songs. And hopefully sometime it'll see the light of day. But he's, of course, busy with Van Halen and all that stuff. But it's an incredible record."



8/4/14

Aerosmith up-date

Aerosmith’s has released a new arrangement of the 1973 classic, “Dream On”, to honor the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The pair recorded a performance of the tune with the Southern California Children’s Chorus this past spring.


SIXX:A.M new album

The third release from SIXX:A.M. is entitled "MODERN VINTAGE". Produced by James Michael, the album will be available on October 6, 2014 via Eleven Seven Music, with the first single 'Gotta Get It Right' hitting iTunes and radio on August 4, 2014. Says bassist Nikki Sixx: "Like our favourite bands from the 1970s, Sixx:A.M. is rooted in songwriting, musicianship and lyrics - three core elements that helped to define that era. Sixx:A.M. has taken even more pages from this book on "Gotta Get It Right" and the rest of Modern Vintage, having hopefully created a record that demands to be discovered again and again."



Cinderella up-date

Tom Keifer has released a lyric video for "It's Not Enough", the latest single from his debut solo album 'The Way Life Goes'.

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7/19/14

KISS tour up-date

KISS live (the full set) on 7/6/14 at Sleep Train Amphiteathre in Chula Vista, CA.

Set List: 
Psycho Circus (0:29) 
Deuce (6:03) 
Shout It Out Loud (11:32) 
War Machine (14:28) 
Hotter Than Hell (Gene Fire) (19:24) 
Christine Sixteen (23:40) 
Lick It Up (27:11) 
I Love It Loud (Gene Blood & Fly) (34:16) 
Hide Your Heart (38:35) 
Cold Gin (44:45) 
Love Gun (Paul Fly) (51:41) 
Black Diamond (56:35) 
Detroit Rock City (1:05:10) 
Rock and Roll All Night (1:09:50)

Cinderella up-date

Here's Jeff LaBar "No Strings official video from the forthcoming CD "One For The Road". Official release date is set for August 26th 2014.

More Judas Priest tour dates

10/01 – Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory 
10/03 – Hammond, IN -  Horseshoe Casino 
10/04 – Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life Fest  
10/06 - Montreal, QB - Canada Bell Centre 
10/07 - Rama, ON - Casino Rama Centre 
10/09 – Brooklyn, NY - Barclays 
10/10 – Atlantic City, NJ - Harrah’s 
10/11 – Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater 
10/14 – Lowell, MA - Tsongas Center at UMass 
10/15 – Allentown, PA - PPL Center 
10/17 – East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center 
10/18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Peterson Event Center (*new) 
10/19 – Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre 
10/21 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre (*new) 
10/22 - Evansville, IN - Ford Center (*new) 
10/24 – Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion 
10/26 - Simpsonville, SC - Charter theatre (*new) 
10/28 – Duluth, GA - Gwinnett Center 
10/30 – Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live Arena 
11/02 - Corpus Christie, TX - Concrete St theater (*new) 
11/04 - Laredo, TX - Laredo Energy Arena (*new) 
11/06 – Allen, TX - Allen Event Center 
11/07 – Austin, TX - FunFunFun Fest 
11/08 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center (*new) 
11/10 – Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre (*new) 
11/12 – Phoenix, AZ - Jobing Arena 
11/13 – Highland, CA - San Manuel Casino 
11/14 – Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl 
11/16 – San Jose, CA - City National Civic (*new) 
11/18 – Salt Lake City, UT - Maverik Center 
11/19 - Denver, CO - 1st Bank Center (*new) 
11/21 - Boise, ID - CenturyLink Arena (*new) 
11/22 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome (*new)

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7/15/14

Aerosmith & Slash Tour

Aerosmith & Slash launched the North American "Let Rock Rule" tour at Jones Beach in Wantagh, New York on 7/14/14, and fan-filmed video from opening night has surfaced.



KISS Baseball

Kiss is teaming up with Major League Baseball to create a series of t-shirts that combine the cover art from 1975′s ‘Dressed To Kill’ with the colors and logos of a host of teams. Although only nine clubs are included in an initial run of shirts available for order now, Kiss’ Facebook page promises more designs. So, if you don’t happen to see your team among those now available, fear not. They should available at a future date.


Metallica is funny

Metallica has proven that they don’t really take themselves too seriously. James and the band showed off their irreverent side in a hilarious new ad for ESPN’s flagship program ‘Sportscenter.’

Devil City Angels rocks

Devil City Angels, the brand new collaboration featuring guitarist Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), drummer Rikki Rockett (Poison), bassist Eric Brittingham (Cinderella) and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Brandon Gibbs (Cheap Thrill), have debuted their first single, a track called "All My People".

Lita Ford up-date

On 11/11/14 Lita Ford will release a 320 page autobiography entitled 'Living Like A Runaway: A Memoir' through Dey Street Books.


7/14/14

KISS does Vegas

KISS will follow Guns N’ Roses’ and Motley Crue’s lead and play their first Las Vegas residency this fall. “KISS Rocks Vegas” will see the band perform 9 shows at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino between November 5th thru 23rd.

7/13/14

Cinderella up-date

Jeff LaBar is putting the final touches on his brand new solo album 'One For The Road'. Slated for release in late August through Rat Pak Records.

Motley Crue -The Cruecifly

Here's the view from Tommy Lee's seat during his drum solo in Columbus OH.

7/11/14

AC/DC up-date

Brian Johnson received an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Northumbria University in Newcastle on 7/9/14, and video of his acceptance speech is available for AC/DC fans.

Van Halen jailed

Eddie Van Halen and his wife Janie visited the set of the FX series The Bridge on Tuesday, and they are sharing photos of their appearance 
 “Thank you to @TheBridgeFX for having us on set today,” tweeted Janie. “Arrested by Mexican police and escorted to jail.” 
 The couple shared the images of Eddie being handcuffed and ready to be put in the back of a police car, and another of the two sitting in a jail cell.


Black Sabbath Shoes

Black Sabbath has teamed with Converse to offer a new line of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath collection shoes. The new line features three unique styles all inspired by the band’s history. The collection will be available at Converse stores and at Journey’s beginning July 10. Each shoe retails for $60.00


Stevie Nicks on TV

Stevie Nicks will join NBC's "The Voice" as an adviser to Adam Levine's team during the upcoming season. NBC will announce more advisers making appearances on the singing show in the near future.


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7/9/14

AC/DC album up-date

Brian Johnson has revealed that AC/DC's next album is in the bag and that they considered calling it "Man Down". The frontman was in Northumbria... where he will be given an honorary doctorate. Before the ceremony he told TeamRock that the band's 15th album is completed. He adds that they toyed with the idea of calling it Man Down in reference to guitarist Malcolm Young's health problems which have forced him to take a break from AC/DC.


Deep Purple Tour Dates

8/04 - Scottsdale, AZ 
8/05 - Ventura, CA 
8/06 - Costa Mesa, CA 
8/08 - Lincoln, CA 
8/09 - Roseburg, OR 
8/10 - Snoqualmie, WA 
8/13 - Saratoga, WA 
8/14 - Valley Center, CA 
8/15 - Las Vegas, NV 
8/16 - Wendover, NV 
8/20 - Elgin, IL 
8/21 - Windsor, ON, Canada 
8/22 - Rama, ON, Canada 
8/24 - Morristown, NJ 
8/25 - Englewood, NJ 
8/26 - Westbury, NY 
8/29 - Biloxi, MS 
8/30 - Orlando, FL 
8/21 - Hollywood, F

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7/8/14

New Pink Floyd

A Pink Floyd album is on the way... 20 years after the band last released new material. Spokesman Doug Wright confirmed Monday that The Endless River will be released in October. It’s described as consisting of “mainly ambient and instrumental music” based on 1993-94 recording sessions for the group’s last album, The Division Bell. The Endless River features band members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, who died in 2008. Roger Waters, who left the group in 1985, is not involved.

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Yoko Ono gives the worst performance ever at 
Glastonbury 2014.

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