4/20/15

David Lee Roth radio interview

David Lee Roth stopped by Sway in the Morning Show & opened up about his past and connection with “urban music.”





Eddie Van Halen on GTR World

Here's a sneak preview of the next Guitar World cover for the June 2015 issue, Eddie Van Halen is back, making his first cover appearance since the February 2014 issue. The June 2015 issue of Guitar World will be available April 28.

Van Halen up-date

A new Japanese TV special featuring three different Van Halen interviews. David Lee Roth and the Van Halen brothers sit back at David’s house and reminiscing about old times. Guitar World’s Editor-in-Chief Brad Tolinksi talks Van Halen. And new interviews with Ted Templeman are also interspersed.

4/19/15

The Beatles up-date

Ringo Starr talks with the media before being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions at Public Hall in Cleveland on Saturday, 4/18/15.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble up-date

Members of Double Trouble talk with the media after Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Public Hall in Cleveland on Saturday, 4/18/15.

Joan Jett up-date

Joan Jett talks with the media after Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Public Hall in Cleveland on Saturday, 4/18/15.

Bon Jovi up-date

Jon Bon Jovi will return to his hometown for an upcoming reality show in the US. If I Wasn't A Rock Star will follow artists as they go back to where they grew up to see how their lives would be different if they hadn't made it in the music industry. Bon Jovi, who will also serve as an executive producer on the series, says in a statement, "I was drawn to this project simply because it will be a celebration of the working men and women of this country. They are the real rock stars".


4/13/15

The Police fans only

Based on the memoir One Train Later by guitarist Andy Summers, Can’t Stand Losing You tells of the rise of The Police. From chance encounters with Copeland and Sting, through the band’s break up, Summers shares photos and memories on KRFX-FM Denver.

Aerosmith coffee

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer recently visited the Fox Business TV show "After The Bell" to promote his line of organic coffee, Rockin' & Roastin'

5 Microwave Tricks

4/8/15

Sammy Hagar and The Circle tour dates

Sammy Hagar & The Circle (featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson)'s debut live double-CD release "At Your Service" was recorded live on tour in 2014. The album documents the blistering performance of a band on fire performing hits from Sammy's 4 decades of rock (Montrose, Solo, Van Hagar, Wabos) as well as classic tracks from the Led Zeppelin catalog.

Downtown Las Vegas Center - April 11 

Coliseo de Puerto Rico - April 25 
Hard Rock Live Orlando - April 27 
Ruth Eckerd Hall - April 29 
SunFest - April 30 
Carolina Rebellion Fest - May 2 
Burlington Steamboat Day -June 19
Lake Tahoe at Harvey's - September 5

Aerosmith up-date

Steven Tyler has officially signed to Big Machine Label Group. He will release his first album later this year on BMLG's Dot Records imprint. Headed by Scott Borchetta, the label group consists of Big Machine Records, the Valory Music Co., Republic Nashville, Nash Icon and Dot.

 "There was an immediate connection with Scott and Big Machine, and Nashville seems like the perfect segue for a solo project … and Dot Records is the right fit," Tyler said in a statement. "My earliest influences put me somewhere between the EVERLY BROTHERS and the CARTER FAMILY, and this project is all about me paying homage to my country roots. "I've been working with some f**ing epic Nashville songwriters, getting my feet wet with their style and groove." 

Iron Maiden catalog

Parlophone Records (BMG/INgrooves Music Group for the USA) has announced the release of nineteen Iron Maiden catalog albums which have been Mastered For iTunes, encoded from 24-bit / 96 khz high resolution masters and now remastered with iTunes in mind, delivering the music to listeners exactly the way the artist and recording engineer intended. These are brand new re-masters from their original analog sources, exclusively produced for iTunes.


RIP Twisted Sister

With the recent death of drummer A.J. Pero, Twisted Sister have decided to tour one last time before calling it quits -- putting an end to a successful career that has survived over forty years. A rep for the band told TMZ.com that Dee Snider and the boys made the decision last month to call it quits -- just one week before drummer A.J. Pero died from a heart attack. Snider himself confirmed the report simply by saying, "It's official: farewell, new drummer announced." 
 A.J. Pero passed away on the morning of March 20th from a heart attack while on tour at the age of 55.

RIP Bob Burns

Lynyrd Skynyrd co-founding drummer Bob Burns has died in a car crash at the age of 64. Georgia State Police confirmed he’d been driving alone without a seatbelt in Bartow County Friday, when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a mailbox. Burns formed the original band in 1964 with Gary Rossington and Larry Junstrom, before Ronnie Van Zant and Allen Collins joined and they became the Noble Five. With their name changed, Burns remained until 1974, taking a break for personal reasons at one point. He appeared on their first two albums, (Pronounced ‘Leh-nerd Skin-nerd’) and Second Helping.


RIP Rosco P Coltrane

James Best, who was best known for his role as bumbling sheriff Rosco P Coltrane on TV show Dukes of Hazzard, has died aged 88. He died in a hospice in Hickory, North Carolina, after a brief illness due to complications from pneumonia, his wife Dorothy said.


YES & TOTO Tour Dates

Fri-Aug-07 Mashantucket CT Grand Theater at Foxwoods Sat-Aug-08 Newark NJ New Jersey PAC Sun-Aug-09 Atlantic City NJ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa - Event Center Tue-Aug-11 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center Wed-Aug-12 Baltimore MD Pier Six Pavilion Fri-Aug-14 Huber Heights OH Music Center at The Heights Sat-Aug-15 Sterling Heights MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre Sun-Aug-16 Chicago IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Tue-Aug-18 Des Moines IA Iowa State Fair - Grandstand Wed-Aug-19 Saint Charles MO Family Arena Fri-Aug-21 Biloxi MS Beau Rivage Resort & Casino - Beau Rivage Theater Sat-Aug-22 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Encore Park Sun-Aug-23 Clearwater FL Ruth Eckerd Hall Tue-Aug-25 Houston TX Cynthia Woods Pavilion Wed-Aug-26 San Antonio TX Majestic Theatre Thu-Aug-27 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Sun-Aug-30 Littleton CO Denver Botanic Gardens - Chatfield Mon-Aug-31 Salt Lake City UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre Wed-Sep-02 Tucson, AZ AVA Amphitheater Fri-Sep-04 Scottsdale AZ Talking Stick Resort & Casino Sat-Sep-05 Pala CA Pala Casino - Starlight Theater Sun-Sep-06 Los Angeles CA The Greek Theatre Tue-Sep-08 Saratoga CA Mountain Winery Thu-Sep-10 Shelton WA Little Creek Casino Resort - Event Center Fri-Sep-11 Airway Heights WA Northern Quest Resort & Casino Sat-Sep-12 Coquitlam BC Hard Rock Casino - Vancouver


4/3/15

Sammy Hagar up-date

Sammy Hagar recently announced the release of a concert recording of “When It’s Love” with his band The Circle, featuring Chickenfoot and former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and longtime Wabos guitarist Vic Johnson.




Van Halen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show



Got a Dish?‏

These days, lots of people receive their programming via satellite. And let’s not forget those who rely on over-the-air signals. If you rely on a dish or antenna, you’ve probably been frustrated by reception at some time or other. Well, there is a solution: You can learn to position your antenna or satellite. Sound difficult? It doesn’t need to be. 
Just visit AntennaWeb. Enter your address for precise information on how to position your antenna. Then, you’ll be able to enjoy television without the frustration!

4/2/15

Cinderella up-date

Tom Keifer has premiered the music video for his track "It's Not Enough”, a song written by Keifer, his wife Savannah, and Kent Agee. A high-energy barrage of tour footage, this is the fourth video release from The Way Life Goes. I also listed his tour dates.



4.15 - Nashville, TN - City Winery 
4.18 - Nassau, Bahamas 
4.29 - Manchester, NH - Jewel Nightclub 
4.30 - Binghamton, NY - The Eclipse 
5.01 - Malden, MA - Club Mixx 360 
5.02 - Columbia, MD - M-3 Festival 
5.05 - New York, NY - BB Kings 
5.06 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Altar Bar 
5.08 - Milwaukee, WI - Potawatomi Casino 
5.09 - Hamel, MN - Medina Complex 
5.29 - Toledo, OH - Harley-Davidson 
6.18 - Akron, OH - Akron Civic Center 
6.20 - St. Louis, MO - Jefferson Barracks 
6.27 - Monticello, IA - Jones Co Fair 
7.24 - Hughesville, PA - Lycoming Co Fair 
8.04 - Sturgis, SD - Full Throttle Saloon 
9.12 - Hinckley, MN - Grand Casino

Rolling Stones acoustic

The Rolling Stones have launched a lyric video to accompany a previously-unreleased take of classic track Wild Horses. The acoustic performance appears on the special editions of remastered 1971 album Sticky Fingers, which is launched on May 25.

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.