1/20/17

The Presidential handover

Iron Maiden Tour Dates

06/03 Bristow, Va Jiffy Lube Live 
06/04 Philadelphia, Pa Wells Fargo Center 
06/07 Newark, Nj Prudential Center 
06/09 Charlotte, Nc Pnc Music Pavilion 
06/11 Tampa, Fl Amalie Arena 
06/13 Nashville, Tn Bridgestone Arena 
06/15 Chicago, Il Hollywood Casino theater 
06/16 Minneapolis, Mn Xcel Energy Center 
06/19 Oklahoma City, Ok Chesapeake Arena 
06/21 Houston, Tx Toyota Center 
06/23 Dallas, Tx American Airlines Center 
 06/24 San Antonio, Tx At&T Center 
06/27 Albuquerque, Nm Isleta Amphitheater 
06/28 Phoenix, Az Talking Stick Resort Arena 
07/01 San Bernardino, Ca San Manuel theater 
07/03 Las Vegas, Nv T-Mobile Arena 
07/05 Oakland, Ca Oracle Arena 
07/07 Salt Lake City, Ut Usana Amphitheater 
07/09 Lincoln, Ne Pinnacle Bank Arena 
07/11 Kansas City, Mo Sprint Center 
07/12 St Louis, Mo Hollywood Casino  
07/15 Toronto, Canada Budweiser Stage 
07/16 Quebec City, Canada Videotron Centre 
07/19 Mansfield, Ma Xfinity Center 
07/21 Brooklyn, Ny Barclays Center



The Beatles up-date

McCartney is suing Sony/ATV in an effort to reclaim the copyright on his earliest songs, decades after he lost control of the Beatles catalog to Michael Jackson. 

Sony/ATV completed purchase last year, just before Paul became eligible to reassert partial ownership again based on a provision of the
"U.S. Copyright Act of 1976".


Since then, Sony/ATV has apparently ignored McCartney’s requests to discuss a future transfer. 

“Paul McCartney has today filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York against Sony/ATV to confirm his ownership in his U.S. reversionary copyrights – which are granted to him by U.S. copyright law – in the songs he wrote with John Lennon and recorded with the Beatles,” a McCartney spokesperson tells Pitchfork. 

According to the Copyright Act, tracks written before 1978 – which include all of the Beatles’ output – revert back to the composers after 56 years. His earliest work with Lennon would become available in 2018, then continue reverting yearly through the anniversary of the Beatles’ dissolution in 2025.


Scorpions up-date

Mikkey Dee (Drummer) confirmed that The Scorpions will release a new studio album in early 2018 and continue to tour the World.



1/18/17

Night Ranger up-date

Night Ranger will release a new, self-produced album, "Don’t Let Up", on 3/24/17. 

“The album is the result of five musicians living and breathing rock ‘n’ roll 24 hours a day,” explains bassist and singer Jack Blades in a press release announcing the record. 

“Thirty-five years on and Night Ranger is once again ready to let the fans know it’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but I like it.”


Chicago Open Air Fest

The Chicago Open Air Festival is returning in 2017. The three-day event will feature KISS, Korn and Ozzy Osbourne headlining consecutive nights.
Tixs go on sale 1/20/17, at noon CT / 1PM ET. 



1/17/17

Happy 33 2 1984 !

Eddie Trunk discussed on Van Halen’s ‘1984’ this week on his Sirius/XM “Trunk Nation” show. 
This aired on 1/9/17 on the 33rd anniversary of the '1984' by Van Halen...

Top Hot Tours List

Black Sabbath's "Farewell The End Tour" and Guns N' Roses' "Not In This Lifetime reunion tour" landed both heavy rock bands at the top the last Billboard Hot Tours List. 

Sabbath landed the top spot on the tour with a gross of $10,396,394 for the Latin American leg of their final outing with shows in Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo where they played to over 152,000 fans. 

Guns N' Roses landed at No. 2 on the list after they grossed $2,637,421 for two concerts at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City in late November. 

See the Top 10 list here.


1/16/17

Ratt up-date

Stephen Pearcy says that the band has gotten "rid of the cancer" by taking control of the Ratt name... following a legal dispute with Bobby Blotzer. 
Read more hear ...




Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla Tour Dates

April 8 – Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena April 10 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre * April 12 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena April 14 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena April 15 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum April 17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena April 19 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center April 21 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center April 22 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Sanford Premier Center April 24 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena April 26 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center ** April 27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena April 29 – Ft Myers, FL @ Fort Rock *** April 30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville *** May 2 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre May 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre May 5 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena May 6 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion *** May 24 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena May 26 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma *** May 27 – San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest *** May 29 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World Arena May 31 – Bozeman, MT @ Brick Breeden Fieldhouse June 2 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place * June 3 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome * June 6 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena * June 7 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena June 9 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre June 10 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center June 12 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center June 14 – Ontario, CA @ Citizens Bank Arena June 16 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre June 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena June 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ ASANA Amphitheatre June 21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center ** June 22 – St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater June 24 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater June 25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center 

 * Def Leppard only 
** Def Leppard and Poison 
*** Def Leppard festival dates



KISS up-date

Gene & Paul were in Braman, Ok. on 1/12/12 for the groundbreaking of the new Rock & Brews Casino that is scheduled to open in 2018. Simmons and Stanley are partners in the project with the Kaw Nation Casino northwest of Ponca City, about 15 miles south of the Kansas state line on I-35.

Metallica at the Grammys

Metallica have announced they will be performing at the 2017 Grammys on 2/12/17... and promised they have something special planned. 

The band said: 

 "First, it was a total honor to be nominated, but now this?!!? We’re beyond excited that we have been invited to perform on the 59th annual Grammy Awards telecast on Sunday, 2/12/17. 

It’s been three years since we were lucky enough to participate in the awards show when we last performed with world-renowned Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang and we’re thrilled to be asked back. 

We have something very unique and special planned for this celebratory night, so tune in to watch on CBS-TV... check those local listings for your timezone and keep watching here for more information."   ~Metallica~

Metallica performed "Halo On Fire" live for the first time in Seoul, South Korea and uploaded the footage online.

Fleetwood Mac up-date

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have decided to make their first-ever duet project, having apparently tired of waiting for Stevie Nicks to join sessions for a new Fleetwood Mac album. Fellow bandmates Mick Fleetwood & John McVie are also sitting in, the Los Angeles Times reports.






1/12/17

Metallica - "Murder One" Video






Experience the Blue Angels in 360-degree video

Don't just watch... experience it!!! 
This 360° video allows you to immerse yourself in the moment -  flying in a Blue Angel jet. Click Here to go 4 the ride !!!





Retro Van Halen '89

Van Halen 1989 "OU812 Tour" in Tokyo, Japan.



1. One Way To Rock 
2. Summer Nights 
3. Panama 
4. A.F.U. (Naturally Wired) 
5. Why Can't This Be Love 
6. Mine All Mine 
7. Alex Solo 
8. 5150 
9. When It's Love 
10. Eagles Fly 
11. I Can't Drive 55 
12. Best Of Both worlds 
13. Eddie Solo 
14. Black And Blue 
15. You Really Got Me

Kim Komando Fans Only

A woman sat in her car of a Walgreen's parking lot in Indiana on her cell phone. She had several questions for Kim about her trip to Israelis. Here's her call. OMG!!!

1/11/17

Ann Wilson solo tour dates

Mar 08 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre Mar 10 - Berkeley, CA - UC Theatre Mar 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre Mar 14 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Mar 15 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre Mar 16 - Salina, KS - Steifel Theatre for the Performing Arts Mar 18 - Lake Charles, LA - Golden Nugget Mar 19 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues Mar 21 - Wilmington, NC - Cape Fear Community College Theatre Mar 22 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall Mar 23 - Greenville, SC - Peace Center for the Creative Arts Mar 25 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center Mar 26 - Annapolis, MD - Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Mar 29 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere Mar 30 - Westbury, NY - The Westbury Theater Apr 01 - Peekskill, NY - Paramount Hudson Valley Apr 02 - Londonderry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall Apr 04 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center Apr 06 - Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theatre Apr 07 - Providence, RI - Park Theatre PAC


1/10/17

FOREIGNER 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Foreigner will be alongside Cheap Trick & special guest Jason Bonham.

July
11 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater 
13 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion 
14 - Bethel, NY - Woods
15 - Hershey, PA - Giant Center 
17 - Boston, MA - BHB Pavilion 
18 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Arts Center
20 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Theater 
21 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 
22 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center 
25 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live 
26 - Virginia Beach, VA - VUHL Amphitheater 
28 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater 
30 - Pelham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 

August
1 - West Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre 
2 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 
5 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion 
6 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater 
8 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center 
9 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 
11 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre 
12 - Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion 
13 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center 
15 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre 16 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino
19 - Woodlands, TX - Mitchell Pavilion 
20 - Austin, TX - austin360 theater 
23 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater *** 
24 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion *** 26 - West Valley, UT - USANA Amphitheatre *** 
29 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre *** 
30 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre *** 

September
1 - Marysville, CA - Toyotatheater *** 
2 - Mtn View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre *** 
4 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks*** 
8 - Ridgefield, WA - SS theater *** 
9 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre *** 

 *** Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience not on this date