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Posted on July 21, 2019 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Multi-platinum and Gold Record award-winning hard rock band, Triumph, comprised of Rik Emmett (guitar, vocals), Mike Levine (bass, keyboards) and Gil Moore (drums, vocals), with hit songs including “Lay It On The Line,” "Magic Power" and “Fight The Good Fight”, are among the inductees for Canada's Walk Of Fame 2019.


Canada’s Walk Of Fame announced the names of its 2019 Inductees today. The Inductees represent the organization’s pillars of recognition: Sports and Athletics; Arts and Entertainment; Business and Entrepreneurship; and Science, Technology and Innovation. Inductions will be held at the Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto on November 23, 2019, followed by a star-studded gala celebration. The show will be broadcast in December on CTV.


Watch the 2019 Canada’s Walk Of Fame Inductee Reel below:




“Canada’s Walk of Fame is a symbol of the highest level of Canadian achievement,” said Jeffrey Latimer, CEO of Canada’s Walk of Fame. “We are fortunate to live in a country that is home to so many diverse and incredible people, and we must tell their stories to truly inspire all Canadians. We are building a much more robust national platform to shine a bright light on these extraordinary Canadians who join the amazing Inductees of the past 20 years.”


Canada’s Walk of Fame recognizes Canadians who have achieved excellence on both national and international stages in their respective fields, including music, sports, film and television, literary, visual and performing arts, science, innovation, philanthropy and social justice. Following its 20th anniversary in 2018, Canada’s Walk of Fame is continuing to deepen its commitment and broaden its impact across Canada with initiatives including Community Hero, presented by MLSE and Scotiabank, Hometown Stars Presented by Cineplex and the RBC Emerging Musician Program, supporting its mission to mean more to more people, more often, nationwide.


CTV is the broadcast partner of Canada’s Walk Of Fame and will air the awards in December. Jeffrey Latimer and Randy Lennox are Executive Producers of the Canada’s Walk Of Fame Awards.

From: http://bravewords.com/news/triumph-among-inductees-for-canada-s-walk-of-fame-2019-inductee-reel-streaming

Foreigner Release Trailer For Reunion Concert Film

Posted on July 21, 2019 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Foreigner are streaming the video trailer for "Double Vision: Then And Now", a new concert film that debuted this weekend on DirecTV.


The project captures the reunion of original band members Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills with Mick Jones and the current Foreigner lineup as filmed over two shows at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, MI in October of 2017.

Foreigner delivered the same 18-song show each night over two sets, with Gramm appearing early in the evening with the group's current members for an acoustic version of "Fool For You Anyway" from their self-titled 1977 debut.


The reunion lineup took the stage for the start of a second set that saw them perform five classics from their first three albums: "Feels Like The First Time", "Double Vision," "Blue Morning, Blue Day," "Long Long Way From Home" and "Dirty White Boy."


The group's current players then returned as both lineups delivered encore versions of "I Want To Know What Love Is" and "Hot Blooded." Produced by Barry Summers at Rock Fuel Media, the 2017 shows were recorded for an album and video release this fall that will include exclusive bonus material; the project's arrival is expected to sync up with another reunion series of four concert events in Michigan in October.

Watch the trailer here:


From: https://www.antimusic.com/news/19/July/21Foreigner_Release_Trailer_For_Reunion_Concert_Film.shtml


Posted on July 21, 2019 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Alice Cooper announced the release of a six-track EP titled Breadcrumbs, which will arrive on September 13 via earMusic, and confirmed a new studio album will be out next year.


The label described Breadcrumbs as a “tribute to the garage rock heroes from his hometown Detroit city, and revealed that, along with a digital edition, 20,000 numbered 10-inch vinyl versions would be made available worldwide. Both editions are available for pre-order now.


Included are covers of “Sister Anne” by MC5, “Your Mamma Won’t Like Me” by Suzi Quatro and “Devil With a Blue Dress” by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. Cooper is joined on the recordings by MC5’s Wayne Kramer, jazz singer Paul Randolph, former Grand Funk Railroad member Mark Farner, ex Detroit Wheels drummer Johnny "Bee" Badanjek and Mick Collins.

Cooper outlined his release plans in March, explaining that he’d decided to focus on the music of his hometown. “There's a certain Detroit sound we're looking for," he said. “It's indefinable. There's a certain amount of R&B in it. There's a certain amount of Motown in it. But then you add the guitars and you add the attitude and it turns into Detroit rock. I feel like if we mine around with all Detroit players, we're gonna find that sound.”


He’s just begun a tour of North America with Halestorm, which ends of August 16, to be followed by a run of his own dates from November 6 to November 29.


Alice Cooper - Breadcrumbs Track List:

1. “Detroit City 2020”

2. “Go Man Go”

3. “East Side Story”

4. “Your Mama Won’t Like Me”

5. “Devil With a Blue Dress” / “Chains of Love”

6. “Sister Anne”

From: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/alice-cooper-breadcrumbs-ep/

Black Sabbath vinyl box set from the Ozzy years set for release

Posted on July 21, 2019 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Rhino Records have announced that they’ll released a Black Sabbath vinyl box set in the US later this year.


The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978 will feature eight albums featuring frontman Ozzy Osbourne and will also come with a disc of mono singles titled Monomania.


All nine discs will be pressed on heavyweight 180g vinyl, while a 7-inch single featuring Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With Me) and the b-side Wicked World will also be packed in.


The albums are 1970’s Black Sabbath and Paranoid, 1971’s Master Of Reality, 1972’s Vol. 4, 1973’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, 1975’s Sabotage, 1976’s Technical Ecstasy and Never Say Die! from 1978.


Black Sabbath: The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978 will be released on September 6 and is limited to just 3000 copies.


It's now available to pre-order from Amazon:



Black Sabbath: The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978:

Black Sabbath


Master Of Reality

Vol 4

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath


Technical Ecstasy

Never Say Die!



Monomania tracklist:

Side 1

1. Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With Me)

2. Wicked World

3. The Wizard

4. Iron Man (Edit)


Side 2

1. Paranoid

2. Into The Void (Edit)

3. Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath (Edit)

4. It's Alright

5. Radio Spot for Black Sabbath

Sammy Hagar On The Downfall Of Van Halen

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Sammy Hagar laid out the "dysfunction" within Van Halen that led to the demise of his very successful run with the band, saying that other members of the band began changing.


Hagar joined the band in 1985 to replace original frontman David Lee Roth and the band had a string of hit albums, "5150," "OU812," "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" and "Balance", before leaving the group in 1996.


 He then returned for an ill-fated reunion in 2003. Sammy discussed the downfall of his original time in the band in a recent feature Planet Rock. He reflected, "We had eight years of (huge success), and then suddenly people in the band started changing... and it wasn't me and it wasn't Mike (Anthony.

"The Balance record was like pulling teeth, things got very dysfunctional by then. Drugs and alcohol and insecurity and bad management killed that band."

Read more:

VIVIAN CAMPBELL Hopes To Re-Team With Producer JEFF PILSON On Third LAST IN LINE Album

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Vivian Campbell has confirmed to the "Thunder Underground" podcast that LAST IN LINE will begin the songwriting process for the band's third album this summer. Asked if producer Jeff Pilson, who worked with LAST IN LINE on both 2016's "Heavy Crown" and this year's "II", will once again helm the upcoming disc, Vivian said (hear audio below): "I love working with Jeff; it's a dynamic that really works for me. The problem has always been scheduling. Jeff is a very, very busy guy, as a producer and as a member of FOREIGNER."


He continued: "When we did the 'Heavy Crown' album with Jeff — back in 2015, we were recording that one — it was very difficult trying to find the time when everyone's schedule lined up — Jeff's and mine and the other guys' — to where we could go in the studio and record. And we had to do it kind of piecemeal, where we would get three or four days at a time with Jeff, and then a couple of weeks would pass, and then we'd have another three or four days. And it was even more stretched on the 'II' album. So that would be the only reason why we wouldn't wanna work with Jeff; we kind of align our schedules. But other than that, I think he's an incredible talent and he's got the right kind of personality to work with in the studio. He's got great energy, and the pace that he works at is great — it's really high tempo, and we kind of tend to record that way. And, obviously, we're on a very limited budget. [Laughs] It's not the 1980s where you go into a studio for nine weeks and cut a couple of drum tracks. We really kind of have to do it guerilla style — you go in, you set up, you get some sounds and you cut the track. Like, 'Okay, that's good. Let's move on.' But we are gonna try to start to write the record this August when I'm in Las Vegas with DEF LEPPARD; we're doing a residency there at Planet Hollywood. So on the days when I'm not doing DEF LEPPARD shows, we're gonna go in and start writing in a rehearsal room for the next LAST IN LINE record. I don't know when we'll actually get around to starting to record it, but it will be a great opportunity for us to get a head start on the writing. Besides, the other advantage of it means I don't have any downtime in Las Vegas, 'cause that's not the kind of city where I wanna not be working."


Asked if fans can expect to see the third LAST IN LINE album released in 2020, Vivian said: "I would hope so. But I wouldn't wanna say it would be early in the year. Like I say, it really depends a lot on the schedules for both myself with DEF LEPPARD and whatever Jeff might have going with FOREIGNER and producing other records. We'd have to kind of see how it pans out in 2020. But certainly, yeah, we'll be getting the majority of it done sometime next year, and hopefully enough to get it released."


LAST IN LINE was formed in 2012, when Campbell, drummer Vinny Appice and bassist Jimmy Bain — Ronnie James Dio's co-conspirators and co-writers on the "Holy Diver", "Last In Line" and "Sacred Heart" albums — teamed up with singer Andrew Freeman. "Heavy Crown" was released in February 2016, landing at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. Initially, the release had been preceded by tragedy when Bain unexpectedly passed away at the age of 68 on January 23, 2016. LAST IN LINE, honoring what they knew would be Bain's wish to keep the band moving, brought in Phil Soussan and committed to sustained touring in support of the album, hitting festivals, headlining clubs, and sharing the stage with metal luminaries such as SAXON and MEGADETH.

Check out the interview here:


Posted on July 15, 2019 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will release Living the Dream Tour, a live DVD + CD, in September.


The concert was filmed in London at the famed Hammersmith during the group’s 2019 sold-out tour. It features two hours of live music including tracks from all four of Slash’s solo albums with live versions of “Call of the Wild” “Driving Rain,” “By the Sword,” “Back From Cali,” “Starlight,” “World on Fire” and an incredible rendition of “Anastasia,” which you watch below.

Living the Dream Tour will be released in a variety of packages including a DVD + 2 CD set, Blu-ray+2 CD, 3 LP Black Vinyl, a limited edition 3 LP Red Vinyl, digital video and audio on Sept. 20.

A very limited amount of signed copies will also be available, while supplies last at this location:



The DVD and Blu-ray features a bonus ‘Live in London’ mini-documentary, including interviews with Slash and Myles Kennedy, with behind-the-scenes footage of the tour.

Fans can pre-order the set here:


Earlier this year Slash told us about the London concert filmed for the live release. “Whenever you do a live recording, all you can do is just wing it. You can hope that, that particular show is not going to be the worst one on the tour. You know?" He continued, "Very rarely do you plan to do a live record, and it’s the most magic show of the whole tour. That’s a kind of luck that just doesn’t really happen all that often.”


Slash added, “It was one of the best London crowds that I played in front of with the Conspirators for sure. It was a really great, great, great live [experience], the whole vibe of the thing was great, and it was great that it was at Hammersmith, which is just one of those historical venues. It was a good, energetic show, and I listened to the live recording, or at least some of it, and it’s totally raw, and all the mistakes are in there. We don’t really doctor any of it, so it’s a pretty honest representation of what happened that night.”


Posted on July 15, 2019 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Queen guitarist Brian May took to Instagram in praise of the band's current vocalist, Adam Lambert.


Says May: "And here is the Modern Marvel without whom, for sure, Queen would not be out here delivering at the top level. Adam Lambert is only now beginning to be recognized by the greater public as the true phenomenon that he is. Gifted with a voice in a billion, for himself he is a passionate and unyielding perfectionist. Gifted to us, he is the reason that we are still alive as a functioning rock band. And still able to take on new challenges. Plus... he’s nice. That’s a big deal when you’re a touring family. Freddie would approve, big time."


He continued: "Also, and I will say this only once, for the benefit of just a few people who haven’t stopped to think clearly. Just imagine how awful it would have been for Roger and myself to tour with a Freddie impersonator. Anyone who suggests such a thing doesn’t belong here. To the vast majority of you lovely people out there - BIG THANKS for being respectful to Adam. In supporting him, you are supporting the life blood of the live Queen legacy. Nothing is forever. This is a precious moment. We never pass this way again."


Queen + Adam Lambert's epic 23-date arena and stadium Rhapsody tour runs through late August with an all new concert experience. The six-week tour will debut a brand new larger-than-life production.




16 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena

19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum

23 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center

24 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center

27 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena

28 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena

30 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena

31 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena



3 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center

4 - Boston, MA - Xfinity Center

6 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

9 - Chicago, IL - United Center

10 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center

13 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena

15 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena

17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center

18 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena

20 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center

22 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena

23 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center

From: http://bravewords.com/news/queen-guitarist-brian-may-in-praise-of-adam-lambert-he-is-the-reason-that-we-are-still-alive-as-a-functioning-rock-band-freddie-mercury-would-approve-big-time

Steven Adler returns to the stage after stab wound drama

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Steven Adler returned to the stage over the weekend following his reported stay in hospital for a self-inflicted stab wound.


The former Guns N’ Roses drummer was seen by medical staff in Los Angeles at the end of last month after allegedly stabbing himself in the stomach, with celebrity news site TMZ saying at the time that he was treated for "non life-threatening injuries", and that no one else was involved in the incident.


Adler’s representative later told the website that the incident was not a suicide attempt and he had suffered “a very minor, superficial wound.”


The drummer later issued a statement saying we was “alive and well” and blamed “media confusion” for reports that he had tried to kill himself.


And he appeared to be back on top form at his band’s show at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas on Friday night, with fan-filmed footage showing Adler and co playing tracks including Sweet Child ‘O Mine, Mr Brownstone and Nightrain.


Check out the footage below:







Adler hooked up with Slash, Axl Rose and Duff McKagan for two shows with Guns N’ Roses in summer of 2016, but back problems prohibited him from having a bigger role in the band’s reunion shows.


He was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of Guns N' Roses in 2012.


Posted on July 15, 2019 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Alice Cooper brought his new Ol' Black Eyes Is Back tour to Cleveland last night, delivering thrills and chills to a packed crowd, despite performing most of his set in full daylight.


Along with a completely redesigned stage featuring a mutli-level stone castle adorned with skulls and iron chandeliers, Cooper also gave his set list a big overhaul for this tour. In addition to "must-have" hits like "Billion Dollar Babies" and "I'm Eighteen," he performed songs that haven't been performed live in years, including "Raped and Freezin'," "Muscle of Love" and a big dose of 1975's Welcome to My Nightmare.

Cooper's voice and theatrical skills were in fine form all night, and his band (bassist Chuck Garric, drummer Glen Sobel and the guitar trio of Tommy Henriksen, Nita Strauss and Ryan Roxie) were tight, energetic and seemed to be having a blast the entire time.


In a nod to the past, original Alice Cooper band bassist Dennis Dunaway joined in for the show-closing "School's Out," a song he co-wrote.


Cooper's Ol' Black Eyes Is Back tour continues July 17 in Allentown, Penn. You can get complete show and ticket information at his official website.


Alice Cooper, Cleveland, July 14, 2019

1. "Feed My Frankenstein" (from 1991's Hey Stoopid)

2. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (from 1973's Billion Dollar Babies)

3. "Bed of Nails" (from 1989's Trash)

4. "Raped and Freezin'" (from 1973's Billion Dollar Babies)

5. "Fallen in Love" (from 2017's Paranormal)

6. "Muscle of Love" (from 1973's Muscle of Love)

7. "I'm Eighteen" (from 1971's Love It to Death)

8. "Billion Dollar Babies" (from 1973's Billion Dollar Babies)

9. "Poison" (from 1989's Trash)

10. Nita Strauss guitar solo

11. "Roses on White Lace" (from 1987's Raise Your Fist and Yell)

12. "My Stars" (from 1972's School's Out)

13. "Devil's Food" (from 1975's Welcome to My Nightmare)

14. "Black Widow Jam" (from 1975's Welcome to My Nightmare)

15. "Steven" (from 1975's Welcome to My Nightmare)

16. "Dead Babies" (from 1971's Killer)

17. "I Love the Dead" (from 1973's Billion Dollar Babies)

18. "Escape" (from 1975's Welcome to My Nightmare)

19. "Teenage Frankenstein" (from 1986's Constrictor)

20. "Under My Wheels" (from 1971's Killer)

21. "School's Out" (from 1972's School's Out)

From: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/alice-cooper-2019-photos/


Posted on July 15, 2019 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Heavy metal STILL rules, and to make sure that’s still the case, Steel Panther are going to invade venues across North America this fall. The band has announced two tour legs for their “Heavy Metal Rules” run, kicking off with their Sept. 26 record release party at the legendary Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles.


The first leg really kicks into action on Oct. 8 in Mobile, Alabama, a little over a week after their Record Release show, with dates running along the East Coast through an Oct. 20 conclusion in Portland, Maine. After a few weeks off, it’s back to the road for the boys starting Nov. 24 in Boston and continuing through a Dec. 22 finale in Suquamish, Washington.

There are 27 dates in all, with the public on sale for all shows starting July 19. See all of the dates listed below and get ticketing info here:



The tour comes in support of the band’s fifth studio album, Heavy Metal Rules, which is due Sept. 27. The new album features the current singles “All I Wanna Do Is Fuck (Myself Tonight),” which has a video that includes a number of celebrity cameos.

Watch that here:



You can pre-order the Heavy Metal Rules album at this location:



Steel Panther Fall 2019 Tour


Sept. 26 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Whisky A Go Go (Album Release Show)

Oct. 8 - Mobile, Ala. @ Soul Kitchen

Oct. 9 - St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Jannus Live

Oct. 11 - Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ Culture Room

Oct. 12 - Orlando, Fla. @ The Plaza Live

Oct. 13 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theatre

Oct. 15 - Richmond, Va. @ The National

Oct. 16 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ TLA

Oct. 18 - Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore

Oct. 19 - Poughkeepsie, N.Y. @ The Chance Theater

Oct. 20 - Portland, Maine @ State Theatre

Nov. 24 - Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues

Nov. 26 - New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theatre

Nov. 27 - New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theatre

Nov. 29 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

Nov. 30 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live

Dec. 2 - Toronto, Ontario @ REBEL

Dec. 3 - Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues

Dec. 4 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogart's

Dec. 6 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave

Dec. 7 - Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore

Dec. 8 - Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues

Dec. 10 - Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee

Dec. 11 - St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant

Dec. 13 - Wichita, Kan. @ The Cotillion

Dec. 14 - Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Diamond Ballroom

Dec. 15 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

Dec. 22 - Suquamish, Wash. @ Clearwater Casino

From: https://loudwire.com/steel-panther-fall-2019-north-american-tour/

BLACK STONE CHERRY Has 'A Lot Of Ideas' For Next Album

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

In a brand new interview with Denim And Blether, BLACK STONE CHERRY guitarist Ben Wells was asked how he and his bandmates find the opportunity to write new material when they spend so much time on the road. He responded (see video below): "It is hard sometimes. A lot of [2018's] 'Family Tree' [album] was written while we were on tour. We got to the back of the tour bus and we had a guitar and set up a computer and just recorded ideas. And that's fun, because it helps some of those days on the road — if you have days off where you're kind of just sitting around doing nothing, it keeps us going. So we're always being creative. It is hard, though, to be fully focused on writing new material while we're on tour, because you're in show mode. We're thinking about the show and the setlist and what songs we're gonna be doing, and we wanna get out and walk around and do stuff. So it's hard to dedicate enough time. But you've just gotta do it."


He added: "Yesterday at soundcheck, we came up with a new riff and I got my phone and recorded it and then we stored it. So when it does come time to actually write a new album, we've already got a lot of ideas that we've kind of been saving up. That's the good part about it."


BLACK STONE CHERRY will embark on a U.S. co-headline tour with THE LACS in the fall.


"Family Tree" came out in April 2018. As was the case on 2106's "Kentucky", the BLACK STONE CHERRY members opted to produce and track "Family Tree" at David Barrick's Barrick Recording in Glasgow, Kentucky, the same studio where the four-piece recorded its eponymous debut.


BLACK STONE CHERRY recently completed a 27-date U.S. tour in support of "Family Tree". The trek included festival stops at Rocklahoma, Thunder Mountain Music Park and the Tail Winds Music Festival.

You can watch the interview below:


Posted on July 15, 2019 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Halestorm vocalist/guitarist Lzzy Hale and guitarist Joe Hottinger are featured in the KaaosTV interview below, conducted before the band´s show at Tuska Open Air in Helsinki, Finland on June 30th. They discuss the excitement of performing live, doing the festival circuit in Europe, and the definition of a present day "rock star".

Halestorm recently announced a month-long North American tour with Godsmack, following their summer run with rock icon Alice Cooper. The dates kick off September 20thin Green Bay, WI and run through October 18th in Tulsa, OK.


Halestorm tour dates:


July (with Alice Cooper)

17 - Allentown, PA - PPL Center

19 - Burgettstown, PA - Keybank Pavilion

20 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Music Energy Theatre

21 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

23 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center

25 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

26 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre

28 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Zoo Amphitheatre

29 - Cedar Park, TX - H-E-B Center at Cedar Park

31 - Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory


August (with Alice Cooper)

1 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

3 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena, University of Tennessee

4 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry House

7 - Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands PAC: CMAC

8 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

10 - Westbrook, ME - Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row

11 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

13 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live

15 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center

16 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion



30 - Pueblo, CO - Colorado State Fair Events Center


September (with Godsmack, except *)

20 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center

21 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center

22 - Moline, IL - TaxSlayer Center

24 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford Premier Center

25 - Wichita, KS - In-Trust Arena

27 - Cape Girardeau, MO - Show Me Center

28 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life Festival 2019*<

29 - Alpharetta, GA - Alpharetta Amphitheatre


October (with Godsmack, except *)

1 - West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds

2 - Estero, FL - Hertz Arena

4 - Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Civic Center

5 - Southaven, MS - Landers Center

6 - Rogers, AR - Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion

8 - Loveland, CO - Budweiser Arena<

9 - Salt Lake City, UT - Usana Pavilion

11 - Sacramento, CA - Discovery Park*

12 - Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena

13 - Ontario, CA - Citizen’s Bank Arena

15 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

16 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Pavilion

18 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center



13 - Paris, France - Salle Pleyel

14 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium

16 - Munich, Germany - Tonhalle – Kultfabrik

18 - Offenbach, Germany - Capitol Offenbach

19 - Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freheit

20 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - AFAS Live

24 - Glasgow, UK - The SSE Hydro

25 - Nottingham, UK - Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

27 - Cardiff, UK - Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

28 - London, UK - Alexandra Palace



2 - Tokyo, Japan - Tsutaya O-East

3 - Osaka, Japan - Umeda Club Quattro

6 - Sydney, NSW, Australia - Enmore Theatre

7 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia - The Tivoli

9 - Adelaide, SA, Australia - The Gov

10 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Forum Melbourne


From :http://bravewords.com/news/halestorm-vocalist-lzzy-hale-we-pride-ourselves-on-plugging-in-and-playing-there-s-no-tracks-no-trickery-video

Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell Deaths Inspired Scott Stapp's 'Gone Too Soon'

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Former Creed frontman is streaming his brand new track "Good Too Soon". The song comes from his forthcoming album "The Space Between The Shadows".


The album is set to hit stores this Friday, July 19th and "Good Too Soon" reflects on the tragedy of loss and Stapp explained the inspiration of the song to Billboard.


He said, "Somewhere around the time Chester passed, and we had already been reeling from Cornell's passing, I was flipping through the news and saw the suicide rate for (U.S. military) vets was skyrocketing, and all these people are OD-ing from heroin, drug addictions, opioids. The school shootings.


"It was just a collection of things that all hit me at once. So it was inspired by a series of events that just came together to impact me as a human being, all at once."

Listen to it here:



From: https://www.antimusic.com/news/19/July/15Bennington,_Cornell_Deaths_Inspired_Stapps_Gone_Too_Soon.shtml

Greta Van Fleet: Our new album will be "something quite different"

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Greta Van Fleet’s Jake and Sam Kiszka have said that their second studio album will be “something quite different” from their debut Anthem Of The Peaceful Army.


The guitarist and bassist were speaking with NME over the weekend, when they hinted at what fans could expect from the record, which they revealed they had started working on last October.

Jake says: “There's a little evolution, I suppose, with everything. We're working on something quite different. It's interesting, because we never know exactly what an album is going to look like – it can only be so premeditated.

“But as it sort of unfolds now, it's an example of where we are musically right now. It's definitely much different than Anthem Of The Peaceful Army would have been.”


Sam adds: “I think it's really the next step in the evolution of what we want to do.”


Jake then says: "Yeah, because now we have a little bit more leniency on the more outlandish stuff that we want to do.”


As for the musical direction, Sam says: “I think as far as the intent goes, it’s just incorporating more sounds, more tones, more styles of music, perhaps, and taking a step in the cinematic direction.”


Jake also says they’re looking to break rules on the record, which is expected to be released before the end of 2019, "because that’s when you really start creating something unique.”


While the band have come under fire from some in the rock community, one musician who is impressed with what they’ve achieved so far in their career is Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson.


Speaking at a recent fan day to celebrate Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book Of Bass, Lifeson revealed: “I’ve been listening to Greta Van Fleet lately. At first I thought obviously about the influence of Led Zeppelin, but it’s a new time for them so many decades later, so they’re developing their own audience.


“But what really struck me about them is their musicianship, their desire to become better players and their arrangements. There’s a great future for them as they develop their own sound.”


He pointed to Led Zeppelin’s influence on early Rush and added: “But once we got out and had a chance to play and develop our own stuff and start writing our own material, that’s history.


“I see that with them too. They’re young enough that they can carry that banner for a rock band into the future.”


Greta Van Fleet will head back out on the road in Australia in September and have more shows planned throughout the year in the US, UK and Europe.

Check out the interview here:


From: https://www.loudersound.com/news/greta-van-fleet-our-new-album-will-be-something-quite-different

Watch WHITESNAKE Perform At Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR

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Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's July 13 performance at the Sauna Open Air festival in Tampere, Finland can be seen below.









WHITESNAKE is touring in support of its latest album, "Flesh & Blood", which was released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", a reimagining of DEEP PURPLE classics from WHITESNAKE mastermind's David Coverdale's time in that band.


Joining Coverdale on "Flesh & Blood" is the powerhouse band comprised of Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Michael Devin on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums, and Michele Luppi on keyboards.


Since joining the band four years ago, and just in time for 2015's "The Purple Album", Chicago native Joel Hoekstra has really come into his own, not only as a highly impressive axe-slinger, but also as a very accomplished songwriter too, co-writing six of the songs for "Flesh & Blood" with Coverdale.


Guitarist Reb Beach, who originally joined WHITESNAKE in 2002, has stepped up to become the group's bandleader and guides the band to implement Coverdale's musical vision. As well as bringing his impressive musical chops to the band, Reb has co-written five songs on the new album, the fourth studio album he has appeared on, commencing with 2008's highly acclaimed "Good To Be Bad".


It was the "Good To Be Bad" follow-up, "Forevermore" (2011), that saw the debut of bassist Michael Devin. The New Englander's four-string-depth-charge-bass-bombs definitively underpin and drive the sound of WHITESNAKE in the 21st century.


Rounding out the rhythm section is David's longest serving 'Snake, the renowned drummer and unstoppable percussionist Tommy Aldridge, who has been with WHITESNAKE in some capacity for 30 years. Tommy made his debut with WHITESNAKE way back in 1987 in the "Still Of The Night" video, becoming a mainstay behind the kit for successive albums and tours.


Last, but certainly not least, the band is completed by the inventive keyboards and vocals of Italian maestro Michele Luppi, who made his live debut in 2015, as documented on "The Purple Tour" live CD/DVD (2018).


The current incarnation of the band carries on the long and unwavering tradition of mainman David Coverdale being surrounded by cream of the crop players who go all in to bring fans the best hard rock humanly possible.


WHITESNAKE's "Flesh & Blood" world tour features songs from the new studio record alongside the band's biggest hits and songs from one of the greatest back catalogues in rock 'n' roll history, spanning over 40 years.

From: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/watch-whitesnake-perform-at-finlands-sauna-open-air/


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Geezer Butler recalled the moment a Black Sabbath fan threw a large metal cross onto the stage and nearly blinded him.


The bassist couldn’t remember when the incident took place, but revealed that he’d kept the cross as a memento as he discussed the band’s legacy as presented in a new exhibition in their home city of Birmingham, England.


“I’ll never forget that,” Butler told Uncut (via Music-News.com). “I think it was in San Francisco. Somebody threw this massive bloody brass cross at us, about 18 inches. It hit me in the eye. Nearly blinded me. But I kept it.”

Discussing some of the band’s other collected items, he said: “There’s also a painting someone gave us in Russia, with us as Samurai warriors. Gloriously hideous. We look like four versions of [late English comedian] Ken Dodd. They found the jacket I wore on our Vol. 4 album sleeve. And my silver six-inch platform boots, with red crosses up the sides. God knows how I wore them.”

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Metallica Share Live Video For 'No Leaf Clover'

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Metallica are streaming video of a performance of their 1999 track, "No Leaf Clover", from a June 13 concert at RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, Germany.


The tune first surfaced as one of two new songs featured on the band's "S&M" live release, which captured Metallica in concert with The San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Kamen.


The rarely-performed "No Leaf Clover" has returned to the group's setlist this spring after a seven-year absence from the live lineup. The Cologne stop is part of Metallica's 25-date spring/summer European concert series, which started in May and has dates scheduled into late August.

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From: https://www.antimusic.com/news/19/July/Metallica_Share_Live_Video_For_No_Leaf_Clover.shtml


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The Star Tribune recently spoke with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, who discussed rge band's residency performances in Las Vegas, working with frontman Steven Tyler, the Hollywood Vampires, the possibility of a new Aerosmith record, and his health. Following is an excerpt from the interview.


On a new Aerosmith album


Perry: "There’s a chance we’re up for it. We’re just getting settled into this (Vegas) thing, and I’m hoping the continuity of playing together like this is going to point the way for us to get back to the studio. I’d like to see another album or at least a couple more songs. I know it’s there."


On Steven Tyler


Perry: "We’re getting along good. We both want the same thing. We just go at it in different ways. That’s one of the things we’ve learned. We don’t let it get personal. We hang out together. We still have our issues but it’s only about music. With Steven and I, it’s been tumultuous over the years but we don’t want to waste any time on that. We definitely have a good time together.”


On Aerosmith’s 50th Anniversary


Perry: "Any gigs we do next year will be celebrated as 50 years. By no means will it be a farewell tour. Maybe we’ll go to 75. We’ll see."


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From: http://bravewords.com/news/aerosmith-guitarist-joe-perry-on-band-s-upcoming-50th-anniversary-any-gigs-we-do-next-year-will-be-celebrated-as-50-years-by-no-means-will-it-be-a-farewell-tour


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For many thrash metal fans, the apex of Megadeth’s career came with the release of 1990’s Rust in Peace, a monumentally heavy album full of corkscrew rhythms, pyrotechnic solos and enduring vocal and guitar hooks. The album earned multiple accolades from metal mags in the U.S. and abroad and landed Megadeth their first Top 25 album on the Billboard album chart (No. 23) and their first platinum record.


But Rust in Peace, the band’s fourth album of complex thrash, came at a time when alt-rock was on the rise and metal was become stagnant; Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine had the foresight to see what was on the horizon. While he had no intention of writing an alternative album, he knew that following Rust in Peace with another disc of technical thrash wouldn’t have been a good career move.

So he adapted to his surroundings, revamped the band’s sound and struck a middle ground between commercial metal and thrash with Countdown to Extinction, which was simpler, more direct and more radio-friendly than anything Megadeth had previously released. When Countdown to Extinction came out on July 14, 1992, it revealed the band’s new musical approach. The songs were heavy and barbed enough to please fans of the band’s earlier material while providing Megadeth a toe-dip into more commercial waters.


“In 1991 when we were writing songs for Countdown to Extinction, we saw the writing on the wall that an era was ending, which is an era we helped create with the earliest thrash and speed metal music,” Mustaine told me in 1999. “And that’s why we just dove straight head-first into what became Countdown.”


In addition to wanting to write music for a new generation of metal fans, Mustaine consciously strived to evolve from what he had done before. So he decided expose fans to another side of the band and focused more intently on melody than ever.


“We knew we couldn’t make Rust In Peace again. It was just too heavy,” Mustaine said. “And one of the smart things I think about myself and this band is that we know when we’ve done our best in any particular field. Trying to make another ‘Five Magics’ would be horses--t. It would just sound like Krokus or any of those other bands that sound like somebody else. There’s a lot of bands that have made the same record over and over and over again, and they need to really take a look at what they’re doing because they’re gypping the fans.”


For Mustaine, writing listener-friendly melodies wasn’t enough. The songs still had to be heavy. Megadeth achieved the marriage of intensity and infectiousness by crafting eerie intros, moody riffs and minor-key rhythms, and he and guitarist Marty Friedman kept the music crisp and chunky.


“Countdown was a turning point for us,” Mustaine said. “We kept a lot of our credibility with songs that were really heavy and others that were evil sounding and slower. Then there are just things on there that are real heavy rock songs. Some of it is reminiscent of the Mercyful Fate days, back when I was listening to that stuff with Lars and James when we would get drunk every night.”


Another factor for Mustaine in his decision to break free from the bonds of pure thrash regarded reconciling what he enjoyed playing with what he was just used to doing. “I think there comes a time and place where you have a reckoning with yourself, and I got to that point when we worked on that record,” he said. “It’s like, am I making music that’s controlled by the past, and letting the past control my future or am I making music because it makes me feel good?”


Countdown to Extinction features some of Megadeth’s most popular songs, including “Symphony of Destruction,” the album’s first single, “Sweating Bullets” and “Skin O’ My Teeth.” And unlike prior releases, which were mostly written by Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza significantly contributed to the creation of the songs.


Megadeth wrote Countdown in two separate sessions. The first took place in the summer of 1991 after the conclusion of the North American leg of the Clash of the Titans tour. Then, with about half the songs written, the band took a month off before returning to the studio in fall 1991. Megadeth tracked the album at The Enterprise in Burbank, Calif. between Jan. 6 and April 28. As opposed to past recording sessions, where finished demos were converted pretty directly into final tracks Megadeth experimented with various passages before laying down final takes.


“We really wanted to get it as good as we could so we tried a lot of different things,” Mustaine said. “Sometimes we’d have something that sounded cool, then at the last second we’d go, ‘Wait a minute. Let’s see if we can come up with something else that’s even better.’”


Megadeth recorded Countdown to Extinction with producer Max Norman, who also worked with the band on its next album Youthanasia in 1994. Countdown debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart, scoring the band its highest chart position. Its first week out, the album sold over 128,000 copies. On Sept. 9, 1992, the album received both gold and platinum certifications from the RIAA. Two years later, Countdown went double platinum.


“The crazy thing is, I told Dave [Ellefson] and the guys,'If Countdown goes double platinum, I’ll skydive.’” Mustaine said. “I figured this record will never go double. It went right up the charts, and I’m like, holy s--t, now I gotta jump out of plane and I did it, which is something I thought I’d never do. And man, It was totally fun. It was like an acid trip, but once you survive it you’re like, ‘I’m never gonna do something that stupid again.’”


In 2004, Countdown to Extinction was reissued and remastered with four bonus tracks, then issued again as 20th anniversary edition in 2012. That version featured the original remastered album on the first disc and a 1992 live show from San Francisco’s Cow Palace on disc two. To celebrate Countdown to Extinction’s 20th anniversary, Megadeth played the album front to back at during tours of North America and South America. On Sept. 24, 2013, the band released a live recording of the album from a December show at the Fox Theatre in Pomona, Calif. That album, which debuted at No. 119 on Billboard, also featured songs from Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, Rust in Piece, Cryptic Writings and Thirteen.


In addition to being the gateway that gave Megadeth the freedom and flexibility to try whatever it wanted within the realm of metal, Countdown to Extinction gave Mustaine more faith in his vocal abilities. “Even back when I screamed most of the time, I always wanted to sing much more and be more melodic,” he said. “But I didn’t have the confidence to do it. After Countdown I started to have some real confidence in myself.”

From: https://loudwire.com/megadeth-countdown-to-extinction-album-anniversary/