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ROCK NEWS FOR 11/17/17

Gene Simmons Receives Lifelong Ban From Fox News Headquarters
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Gene Simmons flew off the rails at Fox News and received a lifetime ban as a parting gift. The KISS co-founder was at Fox News to discuss his new book On Power, in which he addresses how to gain wealth and influence when some bizarre comments and acts actions got him in trouble with the station, reports Loudwire.

On Fox & Friends, he erratically jumped up to interrupt meteorologist Janice Dean and take over her segment. When asked about his thoughts on Harvey Weinstein, Simmons said, 'The lunatics have taken over the insane asylum when respected business entities such as yourself ask guys that like to stick their tongues out what I think of Harvey Weinstein."

He took a step deeper into the muck when he added, "Okay, I'm a powerful and attractive man, and what I'm about to say is deadly serious. Men are jackasses. From the time we're young we have testosterone. I'm not validating it or defending it."

As if that wasn't enough, Simmons interrupted a staff meeting on the 14th floor, where he was scheduled to talk about his book. He shouted, "Hey chicks, sue me," and exposed his entire upper torso. Reportedly, he also told Michael Jackson pedophile jokes and struck two employees with his book.

Kevin Lord, a human resources executive at Fox, learned of the behavior and issued a lifetime ban at the network's Manhattan headquarters for rock legend. Watch some of his shenanigans here.

The Eagles Making Plans For Stadium Shows Next Year
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The Eagles are making plans for a handful of stadium shows for 2018, says the group's longtime manager Irving Azoff. Speaking with Best Classic Bands, Azoff revealed that the group will share the billing with veteran troubadour Jimmy Buffet.

"One word answer? Yes," said Azoff, who went on to say that Coors Field in Denver will be the site for one of the concerts. The manager declined to specify other locales, saying that just "a handful" of dates are in the works.

"The Eagles are in an experimental phase," he explained. "I look at this as not really an Eagles tour; it's really a celebration of their music. We just kind of do things that feel right. I don't know how long it'll go." here.

U2 Stream New Song 'American Soul' Featuring Kendrick Lamar
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U2 have released a new song called "American Soul," which will be featured on their new album Songs of Experience, out December 1. The song is the fourth the band has released from the record, and it's the companion track to "XXX," which was on Kendrick Lamar's DAMN.

Another Kendrick collab, the previously released, "Get Out Of Your Own Way," will also appear on Songs of Experience. "American Soul" starts with a spoken word intro by Kendrick: "Blessed are the bullies/ For one day they will have to stand up to themselves/ Blessed are the liars/ For the truth can be awkward."

Then, the song kicks in with sparse, bluesy rock guitars and a thumping beat that accompanies Bono's seductive vocals. The track builds slowly, then takes flight with the simple, rousing chorus: "You are rock and roll/ You and I are rock and roll/ You are rock and roll/ Came here looking for American soul." Listen to the song here.

Fleetwood Mac Expanding Self Titled Album With Deluxe Reissue
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Fleetwood Mac is opening up the archives for a new edition of the band's self-titled album from 1975. While Fleetwood Mac is the band's tenth studio album, it marks the debut of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham as members of the group.

Featuring such timeless hits such as "Rhiannon," "Say You Love Me" and "Landslide," this updated and remastered edition will boast a slew of previously unheard music.

Among the extras include an early alternative take on the entire album, as well as a selection of live tracks recorded in 1976. The new collection will be available in a variety formats, including a deluxe edition featuring three CDs, a DVD and a vinyl LP. The set is due for release on Jan. 19. Check out the full tracklist here.

Lou Reed's Unexpected Musical Passions Revealed
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Lou Reed's philosophical outlook - both in his life and in his music - is generally regarded as dark and gritty. But according to his recent biographer, the punk pioneer had a soft spot for lighter fare.

"He loved pop music and that was true [although he] wasn't always doing that, by any means," says Anthony DeCurtis, speaking with NPR. "But he was taking pop elements. On the first Velvet Underground record, if you listen to a track like "There She Goes Again," he lifts Marvin Gaye's "Hitch Hike" for the riff. There's an element of loving what pop music is and all of those teenage emotions. Lou's deep, passionate love of doo-wop and that kind of adolescent 'swept-away-on-the-wings-of-love' … it was a very essential emotion for him and it remained that way."

DeCurtis also revealed that Reed felt ambivalent about the commercial success of his biggest hit, 1972's "Walk on the Wild Side." "He saw himself as an artist and he saw himself as wanting to do serious things and take left turns and go in new directions," says DeCurtis. "So the degree to which the record company was like, 'Oh great, we got a hit, now let's do Take Another Walk On The Wild Side, or Walk On The Wild Side Again,' that kind of irritated him." Read more here.

AC/DC Dominates Airbourne Guitarist's Favorite Solos List
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Joel O'Keefe, vocalist and lead guitarist with Australian rock act Airbourne, is a huge fan of countryman Angus Young. It's no surprise then, when asked by Music Radar to name the top five guitar solos that influenced his playing style, three out of his five picks are from AC/DC songs.

In the article, O'Keefe reveals how he develops and records his solos - "I sit there and make it up on the spot. We'll do 20 takes. Sometimes I get it on the third take and they'll say, 'I don't know what you did there Joel, but we're keeping that…. Sometimes I'll do 200 takes and have to go home and come back the next day."

His favorite Angus Young solos are Let There Be Rock, Whole Lotta Rosie, and Thunderstruck. What's so special about Young's guitar work? "I love the mad energy that Angus has," O'Keefe says. "It's the frenetic energy. It's like he has lightning in his fingers. It's like he doesn't really know what he's going to do until it comes out." Read how the list is rounded out here.


NEAL MORSE REVEALS HIS ‘LIFE & TIMES’ ON NEW SOLO ALBUM
DUE OUT FEBRUARY 16 ON RADIANT RECORDS

“I didn’t get into music because I wanted to be a big success…I originally went after music because I simply loved it. There wasn’t anything else for me. Nothing moved me like music did, and my hope had always been to move people as I had been moved.” — NEAL MORSE

Truer words never spoken by MORSE, who will prove his own personal theory right with his latest solo album, LIFE & TIMES, which will be released February 16 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records/SONY on all digital outlets, as well as CD and vinyl. Pre-orders will be available on Radiant Records’ website starting December 12.

Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading progressive rock (“prog”) musicians, there is now no doubt that NEAL MORSE is a “big success,” but his desire to move people through his music burns brighter than ever. Now in his mid-fifties and his children grown up, there is a sense on LIFE & TIMES that MORSE is looking around and taking stock.

“I’ve come through a lot of difficult times and I’m in a fairly content place now,” he says. “You can feel that on some of the songs.” Much of this ‘acoustic-orientated, singer/songwriter’ album was written while he was travelling around the world on “The Road Called Home” tour in 2017, with some of the songs being inspired by the places he visited, while others are from spending time with his family.

For example, “Manchester By the Sea” is a musical portrait of that notorious rarity—a sunny day in Manchester, England—when MORSE was sitting in a coffee shop watching the world go by. “Selfie in The Square” captures what he saw walking around Luxembourg City, hearing the cathedral bells and children playing, but realizing what a difference it makes to share these experiences. “Luxembourg was really nice, but I knew that if my wife was there, it would feel like a holiday, so I wrote a song about it to send to her,” he explains.

Some of these slice-of-life portraits also resonate with other people’s heartaches, such as “JoAnna,” which focuses on MORSE’s son dealing with the loss of a relationship and— most poignantly—“He Died At Home,” about a mother’s grief over the loss of her soldier son. As MORSE says, “I had been praying for a roommate of a friend of mine, who was a troubled ex-military guy. The day we were playing in Paris, I woke up to a text saying that sadly, he had died. As I began formulating ideas for a song about him, I remembered that many years ago, I had been at a meeting at a military base in Tennessee. They asked us to pray for their men because almost every week they were going to the funeral of those who had ‘died at home.’”

The power of the song that MORSE eventually crafted has moved people in ways that he could never have imagined: “Because of the idea for the song, I was researching soldier suicides online and found an article about a young soldier named William Busbee. He came back from Afghanistan in 2012, and then committed suicide. The video director contacted Libby Busbee, his mother, who listened to the song and was so moved that she is contributing photos of William to put in a video we’ll be sharing very soon.” The song also had quite an impact when it was premiered at Morsefest 2017, where it was very much the talk of the festival.

Born in 1960 to a musical Californian family, MORSE played in many bands during his youth. He learned and mastered several instruments along the way. In 1995, he wrote and recorded THE LIGHT with his new band, Spock’s Beard. It was an album grounded strongly in the then-unfashionable progressive rock genre. The album and title song became modern prog classics, and began to bring MORSE and the band global recognition. In 2000, he also joined forces with Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), Pete Trewavas (Marillion) and Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings) to form Transatlantic, a prog supergroup that went on to win the PROG Magazine Award for “Album of the Year.”

NEAL MORSE’s solo work has focused almost entirely on music with a strong message of redemption, beginning with 2003’s TESTIMONY—a two-disc musical account of his spiritual journey--and most recently with The Neal Morse Band’s PROG Magazine Award nominee, THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM, based on John Bunyan’s classic allegory, The Pilgrim’s Progress.

In touring news, MORSE is hoping to move more people with these songs at some “absolutely solo” shows in cafes and small venues throughout the U.S. and Europe in 2018. Check out NEAL MORSE at the following tour stops (with more dates to be added in the coming weeks on his official website):

DATE               CITY                             VENUE
Tue 2/20            Boston, MA                  Club Passim
Thu 2/22            Sellersville, PA              Sellersville Theater
Fri 2/23             New York, NY               The Cutting Room
Sat 3/17            Denver, CO                   The Soiled Dove
Thu 3/22            Decatur, GA                  Eddie’s Attic
Fri 3/23             Charlotte, NC                The Evening Muse
Wed 3/28          Mesa, AZ                      Make Weird Music HQ
Fri 3/30             Whittier, CA                   Whittier Theater
Tue 4/3             San Francisco, CA        Hotel Utah
Thu 4/5             Portland, OR                 The Old Church Concert Hall
Fri 4/6               Seattle, WA                   The Triple Door
Thu 4/12            Evanston, IL                  Space
Fri 4/13             St. Louis, MO                Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Sat 4/14            Milwaukee, WI               Shank Hall
Wed 4/18          Quebec City, QUE.        TBA
Thu 4/19            Montreal, QUE.             TBA
Sat 4/21            Toronto, ONT.               The Great Hall

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Steely Dan Icon Walter Becker's Cause Of Death Revealed
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Delia Becker, the widow of Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker, has confirmed the guitarist's September 3 death at the age of 67 was caused by "an extremely aggressive form of esophageal cancer."

In a letter to Steely Dan's fans published by Rolling Stone, Becker's widow details that the timeline from discovery of the issue, during a routine medical checkup, to his passing was less than four months, while also expressing thanks for the outpouring of support the family has received.

"As Walter Becker's wife of many years, I wanted to share with his fans some information regarding his death that has not previously been reported," Delia begins. "I realize this is overdue, and I hope you will understand why. For me personally, his death was a devastating blow, as I know it was for many of you. I am just beginning to emerge from its heartbreaking impact.

"Walter died in the course of being treated for an extremely aggressive form of esophageal cancer. The cancer was detected during one of his annual medical checkups and its presence came as a grim surprise to Walter, his doctors and to me. It seemed to have come out of nowhere and had spread with terrifying speed.

"Walter chose an intense regimen of chemotherapy at Sloan Kettering though, between the cancer's aggressiveness and the overwhelming toxicity resulting from the chemotherapy treatments, Walter died less than four months after the cancer was detected.

"Walter passed peacefully in our New York City home, surrounded by his family, his music, and a blustery rainstorm - one of his favorite sounds - blowing outside the window. In keeping with his wishes, he was cremated without ceremony or memorial in New York City.

"Understandably, Walter wanted privacy during the course of his illness and he hoped for recovery. He wanted to be able to return to the stage and once again perform for his fans. It's important to me, as it was to Walter, that you all know he never intended to keep anyone in the dark about his condition. He just ran out of time much sooner than any of us thought possible." Read more here.

Queen's Brian May Slams Photographer Over Instagram Drama
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Hell hath no fury like a legendary Queen guitarist scorned. Queen's Brian May has fired back at a photographer who filed a copyright violation against the guitarist's Instagram account after he posted one of her images. The image in question was of May himself.

The filing led to May's Instagram account being taken down by the social media service, much to the guitarist's chagrin. Once May settled the issue with Instagram, he shot off a fiery response to the photographer for causing the whole situation.

"Well this is what I woke up to. How RUDE !," May shared on Instagram. "I'm usually very careful to credit anyone whose photos I post – but in this case, at the end of the day, I must have forgotten."

"So, rather than write to me and say 'dear Brian- you seem to have forgotten to credit me on this picture', this person – Barbara Kremer is her name – reported me to Instagram," May continued. "What an incredibly unfriendly act from you, Barbara !"

May goes on to call out the Kremer for "exploiting my image, and making money off me without so much as a 'by your leave' – but you actually stop me using a picture of myself ! What a crazy world we live in these days."

The guitarist signs off with the thought of having Kremer kicked out of any future Queen shows before ending with a curt "Well, Good Morning !!!" See the post here.

KISS' Gene Simmons Streams 'Hand of Fate' From Massive Box Set
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KISS and Gene Simmons fans, get ready for the first taste from Simmons' massive new box set, Gene Simmons Vault Experience. Simmons has debuted the song "Hand of Fate," taken from the massive set that the demon-rocker himself will hand-deliver to fans around the world upon release next year.

"Fewer and fewer people are going to stores, record companies are broken, people are downloading and file-sharing, and I didn't want my songs to go out that way," Simmons told Ultimate Classic Rock about the personal hand deliveries. "That's like smoke and mirrors … popcorn farts. You can't feel it, you can't touch it, the art of it isn't there. So I decided to put out a physical box set — probably the most expensive one ever, and the largest. And the only way people can get it — there are only going to be a few thousand made — is through GeneSimmonsVault.com. This has never been done before. Because I'm blessed and I can afford it, I'm physically going to be going around the world and hand-delivering the vault into the fans' sweaty palms."

The set is three feet tall, weighs 38 pounds and contain 150 previously unreleased songs recorded between 1966 and 2016 on 10 CDs, including the melodic "Hand of Fate," which Simmons created with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer and former KISS drummer, Eric Singer.

While Simmons hasn't shared the tracklist for his ambitious new collection ("Where's the thrill if you find out in July what you're getting for Christmas? Knowing too much spoils the whole thing"), he did reveal what fans can expect on the first two discs of the set.

Simmons has also shared a new unboxing video revealing everything that comes with the set. Listen to Gene's new track, and check out the unboxing video and tracklist for the first two discs here.

The Who Reportedly In Talks For Extended Residency
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Elton John has officially announced that he'll close out his longstanding Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in May of 2018. So, who will replace him? As it turns out, it may be another talent out of England.

According to U.K.'s The Mirror, the Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are in talks to perform a series at The Colosseum that would last for - get this - as long as two years.

"Elton is leaving, so the promoters and resort wanted to bring in an act of equal stature," the newspaper reports, citing a "Las Vegas insider." The source also states that promoters AEG Live and Caesars are looking for The Who to start their residency by July of 2018. The Mirror adds that The Who could take in an upwards of $46 million from the residency, if they play enough shows.

If you recall, The Who rocked their first lengthy Las Vegas engagement this past summer, a six-show stint that ran from July 29 to Aug. 11 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

"Their shows this summer were a critical success and a sellout, with Roger's voice sounding better than ever…" the insider explained to The Mirror, "They enjoyed the gigs and unique opportunity of a residency and were open to repeating it for a longer run." here.

Black Country Communion Release 'Over My Head' Video
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"The results speak for themselves. All four of us wanted to make a record that stood up to the first three albums. The new album is more of a progression."

"Over My Head" is the third track issued from the project, following "Last Song For My Resting Place" and the set's lead single, "Collide." Black Country Communion will launch "BCCIV" with two exclusive concerts in the UK in January, with shows at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall on January 2 and London's Hammersmith Apollo on January 4. Watch the video here.

Neil Young Online Archive To Launch Next Month
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Neil Young's career spans six decades and the legendary singer-songwriter will immortalize that legacy with an online archive. Young has discussed the project for some time but in a recent Facebook post, the eclectic singer and guitarist says the catalog will go live December 1. That's the same day his new album The Visitor drops worldwide.

"The Visitor will be coming to your town. I will be going to my town," he wrote. "You will be able to hear me and see me. My archive will open on that same day, a place you can visit and experience every song I have ever released in the highest quality your machine will allow. It's the way it's supposed to be. In the beginning, everything is free."

The optimum streaming experience Young referred to could be his Xstream service, which he developed with programmers in Singapore, reported Ultimate Classic Rock. In April he called it "the next generation of streaming, an adaptive streaming service that changes with available bandwidth. It is absolutely amazing because it is capable of complete high-resolution playback." Read more here.

Jeff Lynne's ELO Announce New Arena Tour Leg
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Jeff Lynne's ELO has announced dates for a fall 2018 arena tour of the UK and Europe. The 7-week, 19-show trek will begin in Stockholm, Sweden on September 12 and wrap up in Belfast on October 26.

The announcement falls in sync with the news that the group will tour North America next summer, marking the band's first trek on the continent in over 35 years.

Both runs will be in support of the November 17 release of the band's new live package, "Wembley Or Bust." Directed by Paul Dugdale, the project captures Lynne's sold-out show before 60,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium this past June, where he delivered material from the group's extensive hit-filled discography.

"Wembley Or Bust" will be available in multiple formats, including 2CD/Blu Ray, 2 CD/DVD, 2CD and 3LP packages. See the dates here.

JETHRO TULL: 50th Anniversary Tour, US Summer 2018

It was on the 2nd of February 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. The group would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era, selling over 60 million albums worldwide and entering the cultural collective consciousness along the way.

To celebrate this golden anniversary, Ian Anderson will present 50 years of Jethro Tull in summertime U.S. concerts, as part of the worldwide touring schedule.

The debut album, This Was, was released later that same year.  Founder, frontman and flautist, Ian Anderson, is rightly credited with introducing the flute to rock as a front line instrument, not to mention the codpiece!

Jethro Tull are one of the biggest selling Progressive Rock artists of all time, and the group’s immense and diverse catalogue of work encompasses folk, blues, classical and heavy rock stylings. The anniversary concerts will feature a broad mix of material, some of it focussing on the earlier formative period through to the “heavy hitters” of the Tull catalogue from the albums This Was, Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die, Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses, Crest Of A Knave and even a touch of TAAB2 from 2012.

Anderson says:  “I am not usually a birthday or anniversary kind of guy but, just for once, I won't be a party-pooper either! I treasure the memories of the earlier years of Jethro Tull repertoire, associated as it is with the adventures of visiting so many countries for the first time to connect with new fans around the world. And this is a celebration of all the 33 band members who graced our ranks - musicians who brought their talents, skills and styles to bear on the performances live and in the studio. Join me and the current band for a nostalgic evening of varied music, representative of my ever-changing songwriting as our careers progressed through the years.”

Ian Anderson is accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests

About Jethro Tull

Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull have released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. During their 50-year history, the band has performed over 3,000 concerts in more than 50 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year.

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson 50th Anniversary Tour Dates

(Most shows on sale this Friday, but some on Nov. 17 or 18, Woodinville, WA on-sale March 2018)

5/30/18    Phoenix, AZ: Comerica Theatre  
6/1/18      Los Angeles, CA: Greek Theatre
6/2/18 Berkeley, CA: The Greek Theatre
6/3/18 Paso Robles, CA: Vina Robles Amphitheatre
6/5/18      Visalia, CA: Visalia Fox Theatre
6/6/18 Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Community Theater
6/8/18 Bend, OR:  Les Schwab Amphitheater
6/9/18 Troutdale, OR: Edgefield
6/10/18   Woodinville, WA: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
6/29/18   Saint Louis, MO: Fox Theatre
6/30/18   New Buffalo, MI: Four Winds Casino Resort - Silver Creek Event Center
7/1/18     Sterling Heights, MI: Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
7/3/18     Toronto, ON: Budweiser Stage
8/31/18   Minneapolis, MN: State Theatre
9/1/18     Kansas City, MO: Starlight Theatre
9/3/18     Highland Park, IL: Ravinia Festival
9/5/18     Huber Heights, OH: Rose Music Center at the Heights
9/7/18     Vienna, VA: Wolf Trap
9/8/18     Philadelphia, PA: Mann Center for the Performing Arts
9/9/18     Boston, MA: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
9/11/18  New York, NY: Beacon Theatre

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WALKING PAPERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, WP2, TRACK LISTING

JeffERSON Angell (The Missionary Position), Benjamin Anderson (The Missionary Position), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season)

ARE BACK WITH THEIR SECOND ALBUM JANUARY 19, 2018

PledgeMusic Campaign StartS TODAY

Seattle’s Walking Papers, featuring Jefferson Angell (The Missionary Position), Benjamin Anderson (both of The Missionary Position) Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) and will release the moody and carnal WP2, their second album with Loud & Proud Records on January 19, 2018. Fans can get a taste of WP2 by watching a snippet HERE.

“This record has exceeded my expectations of what I thought that might be,” says Jefferson Angell. “It perfectly captures the raw, explosive energy of a band primed from extensive touring while at the same time achieving the polish and elevation that comes from experimenting in the studio.”

WP2 is the follow up to their 2013 critically acclaimed debut album that Rolling Stone called “…dark, alternately sensual and sinister.”  USA Today said, “Sometimes an album sounds nothing like you expect yet still blows you away… It's powerful yet nuanced, a kind of rock confident enough in itself that it rarely needs force to make its point.” Consequence Of Sound said, “It’s a record that largely eschews typical hard rock fare, opting instead for a blues rock that slinks and wafts as much as it crunches and blusters. This unlikely dynamic makes Walking Papers a pink slip you’ll actually be happy to get.” VH1 described the band’s sound as, “…weathered, bluesy and broken in by years of experience. This is hard rock as made by grown ass men with stories to tell and no one to please but themselves.”

"Walking Papers is happier than a tornado in a trailer park to have our second record see the light of day via Loud & Proud Records,” says Angell.  “It’s been a white-knuckled nail-biter since its conception, and we are pleased to have Tom and Madelyn behind the wheel as we make our way to the delivery room!"

Walking Papers will also be launching a PledgeMusic campaign for pre-orders today HERE.  There fans will find exclusive offers for merchandise, unique items and experiences with the band, and the only place to purchase the song This Is How It Ends along with its companion comic book by Angell, graphic novelist Matt Hayward, and artist Csaba Master. 

Walking Papers WP2 Track Listing:

1. My Luck Pushed Back
2. Death On The Lips
3. Red & White
4.Somebody Else
5. Yours Completely
6. Hard To Look Away
7. Before You Arrived
8. Don’t Owe Me Nothin’
9. This Is How It Ends
10. I Know You’re Lying
11. Into The Truth

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THE KULICK BROTHERS TEAR UP KISS KRUISE VII

History was made last week in the world of KISS, arguably the biggest rock band in the world, when brothers Bob and Bruce Kulick joined the KISS Kruise for the first time in the seven years the getaway has taken place.

"Our appearance on Kiss Kruise 7 the first night on the Main Deck (“Sail Away “ Stage) was one of our most exciting and memorable gigs in my life," says Bob.  "And I know my brother feels the same way about it!"  

Just hours after the performance, the internet lit up when Kruise passengers began posting and sharing live video of the Kulick Brothers' show, which overwhelmingly was regarded as the strongest of the week.

The band (also comprised of vocalist / bassist Todd Kerns and drummer Brent Fitz) had one rehearsal and one chance to put a set list together for the show.  "It was a very personal walk down memory lane," Bob states. "Especially with these songs, since we played on the original recorded versions of every one of them."

"It was, of course, also a treat to play with Brent Fitz, who was our anchor for the show as well as bassist and vocalist Todd Kerns, who happens to be the singer on my single, "Rich Man," which just went to radio this week."  

BOB AND BRUCE KULICK SET LIST FROM KISS KRUISE VII
01 - All American Man
02 - Hide YouHeart
03 -  Wouldn't You Like to Know Me
04 -  Domino
05 - Larger Than Life
06 -  Tears are Falling 
07 -  Nowhere to Run
08 -  Tough Love
09 - Tonight You Belong to Me
10 - Who Wants to be Lonely
11 - Crazy Nights
12 - Turn on the Night
13 – Goodbye

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BOB SEGER RUNAWAY TRAIN TOUR UPDATE

Bob Seger is pleased to report that his recovery from surgery last month is progressing very well.   The surgery interrupted Seger's highly successful Runaway Train Tour - putting it on hold after 13 consecutive sold out shows.  Rescheduled dates are being mapped out for a coast to coast reboot of the tour this Spring.    Live Nation will have more details in the coming weeks. 

BOB SEGER TEASES NEW ALBUM I KNEW YOU WHEN

ALBUM HITS STORES THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17th

Bob Seger offered fans a glimpse of his new album, I KNEW YOU WHEN, on Facebook today by posting a teaser video featuring five songs from the album: "Busload of Faith", "I Knew You When", "Blue Ridge", "Democracy" and "Gracile".  The album will be available in stores and via streaming services this Friday, November 17th.  

I KNEW YOU WHEN finds Seger reflecting back with appreciation on lifelong relationships forged early on in his career, including his long-time friend Glenn Frey who he met the year the album cover photo of Seger was taken.  The album, which he dedicated to Glenn, features other dedications, including Seger's cover of Lou Reed's "Busload of Faith" and a timely cover of Leonard Cohen's "Democracy".

Friday marks Seger's debut on streaming services Tidal and Pandora where fans will be able to stream the new album and 13 albums from his catalog for the first time on these services.   

I KNEW YOU WHEN is Seger's 18th studio album and first since 2014's RIDE OUT.   The standard version of the album (10 songs) will be available on 120 gram vinyl and CD.  The deluxe version of the album (13 songs) will be available on CD, digital download and via streaming services Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, iHeart, Napster, Pandora, Slacker, Spotify and Tidal.

To celebrate the release, fans can pick up the album as part of specially priced premium bundles available exclusively at www.bobseger.com.

With the new album Bob Seger and Capitol mark their 49th year, extending Seger's record as the longest tenured solo artist in the storied label's history.  Seger has been inducted in both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and was honored with Billboard's "Legend of Live" award at the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards in 2015 for his significant and lasting impact on the touring industry. 

Bob Seger has earned 13 platinum and 7 multi-platinum RIAA Certified sales awards, including his studio albums BEAUTIFUL LOSER, NIGHT MOVES, STRANGER IN TOWN, AGAINST THE WIND, LIKE A ROCK, THE DISTANCE, THE FIRE INSIDE, FACE THE PROMISE and his double live albums LIVE BULLET and NINE TONIGHT.   Earlier this year, Seger's GREATEST HITS album was certified diamond by the RIAA for achieving 10 million units sold in the U.S.  

For additional information on Bob Seger, please visit www.bobseger.com.

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TRACKLISTING
Gracile (2:48)
Busload of Faith (4:32)
The Highway (3:38)
Knew You When (3:53)
I'll Remember You (3:48)
The Sea Inside (4:14)
Marie (3:26)
Runaway Train (4:10)
Something More (3:47)
Democracy (6:32)
Forward Into The Past (4:12) (Deluxe Album only)
Blue Ridge (3:50) (Deluxe Album only)
Glenn Song (2:49) (Deluxe Album only)

JORDAN RUDESS & STEVE HORELICK - INTERSONIC
The New Album!

The beautiful and haunting NEW CD, interSonic, by JORDAN RUDESS (Dream Theater) and synth-wiz, STEVE HORELICK, features 11 tracks + a download card which includes 3 bonus tracks exclusive to the CD. 

Available now:  CD & Merchandise: Lazy Bones Recordings WebsitePledgeMusic

The Strawbs Release New Album “The Ferryman's Curse” 

The first Strawbs album of new material in eight long years!

London - Esoteric Antenna is very pleased to announce the release of “The Ferryman's Curse,” the first Strawbs album of new material in eight long years. It is produced by the legendary Chris Tsangarides, whose studio is littered with diamond, platinum, and gold discs by the likes of Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest and guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen. 

“The Ferryman's Curse,” the title track of the album, is the epic sequel to “The Vision Of The Lady Of The Lake,” from Strawbs album Dragonfly, rated by producer Tony Visconti as one of his Top six productions alongside albums by David Bowie and T Rex. “The Nails From The Hands Of Christ” is a challenging look at the relationship that young people have with the church. “The Familiarity Of Old Lovers” will raise eyebrows, both lyrically and with its twin lead guitar solos, while “The Song Of Infinite Sadness” is not what it appears to be. 

The current Strawbs line-up comprises David Cousins, lead guitarist Dave Lambert, bass player Chas Cronk, and drummer Tony Fernandez, who recorded and toured together in the 1970s. They are joined by keyboard and guitar virtuoso Dave Bainbridge of Iona - a band who created a mystical blend of rock, folk, Celtic and ambient music - a perfect match for Strawbs.

Tracks
1 In the Beginning
2 The Nails from the Hands of Christ
3 The Song of Infinite Sadness
4 The Familiarity of Old Lovers
5 When the Spirit Moves
6 The Ten Commandments
7 The Reckoning
8 The Ferryman's Curse
9 Bats & Swallows
10 We Have the Power
To order The Strawbs “The Ferryman's Curse”:
Cherry Red webstore:
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Amazon: https://www.amazon. com/Ferrymans-Curse-Strawbs/ dp/B075TSFKJP

The Strawbs official website: www.strawbsweb.co.uk/


AXS TV TAKES VIEWERS BEHIND THE SCENES OF ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVALS IN HISTORY IN THE PREMIERE OF THE US FESTIVAL 1982: THE US GENERATION DOCUMENTARY, AIRING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 AT 10pE/7pP

Highlights Include Performances by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Police, Fleetwood Mac, Santana & More, and Interviews with Steve Wozniak, Stewart Copeland, Mick Fleetwood, Kate Pierson, Marky Ramone, Among Others

Los Angeles, CA (November 13, 2017) – AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, gives viewers an in-depth look at one of the most influential music festivals of all time in the world premiere of the 2017 rock doc The Us Festival 1982: The Us Generation Documentary, airing Tuesday, November 28 at 10pE/7pP. The film is helmed by award-winning filmmaker and rockumentarian Glenn Aveni, with Jay Cederholm serving as co-director, and is produced by Bruce Gibb and executive produced by Rich Schmig.

Blending rare concert footage with insightful interviews with both organizers and performers, The Us Generation tells the story of the groundbreaking 1982 Us Festival—an epic three-day event featuring an eclectic and unprecedented lineup boasting some of the biggest names in music, performing live in front of over two million people at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA. The Us Festival was the brainchild of Apple visionary Steve Wozniak, who wanted to create something that was a true celebration of Americana, cultivating positive vibes and building a deep sense of community through the power of technology and music. The film is produced by Icon Television Music, Inc., Plum Media, and in association with Us Festival original founders Unuson Corporation. Icon Television Music is handling worldwide distribution.

Highlights include performances by chart-topping superstars, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, alt-rock trio The Police, blues rock heroes Fleetwood Mac, guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana, retro-chic favorites The B-52s, and new wave icons The Cars; as well as archived appearances by Johnny & Joey Ramone, Carlos Santana, Sting, Ric Ocasek, Danny Elfman, and Fred Schneider; plus exclusive sit-downs with festival founder Steve Wozniak, Mick Fleetwood, Eddie Money, Marky Ramone, Kate Pierson, Stewart Copeland, and Mickey Hart, among others.

ABOUT AXS TV

Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban, AXS TV delivers the ultimate in music entertainment programming with an eclectic lineup that includes classic concerts from music's most iconic bands, as well as exclusive music festival coverage, original hit series, docs that rock, insightful specials, and knock-out live mixed martial arts action. AXS TV is a partnership between Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available nationally in the United States and can be seen in parts of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visit axs.tv/subscribe. For more information, see www.axs.tv and www.axs.tv/press. Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstvInstagram; and YouTube.


SAXON to release deluxe Anthology DECADE OF THE EAGLE on Friday, December 1st, 2017 in North America.

BMG are proud to announce the release of SAXON - DECADE OF THE EAGLE - a deluxe anthology featuring 34 tracks, that looks back at the years that built the Saxon legend.  

Additionally, 1 CD and 1 LP versions will be made available for North America, tracklist is below.  

BMG in North America will release the 1 CD, 1 LP versions and and then a limited number of the 4 LP editions on Friday, December 1st, 2017.

Decade Of The Eagle is a retrospective that spans the band’s first nine albums and represents the very best of the first decade of their astonishing career during which time they notched up five Top 40 albums and four Top 20 singles.  These 4LP and 2CD deluxe editions feature new liner notes by frontman Biff Byford that document the decade and which are accompanied by rarely seen and classic photos from the era.  

Biff says: “These are the albums from a time in the eighties that moved a generation of rock fans around the world, when British rock was once again at the forefront.   Great times - never to be forgotten and still reverberating to this day.”

Saxon played a significant part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, perhaps the greatest metal genre of them all and have become one of the all-time masters of heavy metal.  In doing so, Saxon have ensured they are now representative of the heart and soul from the NWOBHM time.  Always remaining true to the values which established them in the first place they are driven by a desire to continuously set the highest standards and meet them head on, Saxon's work on those nine studio albums still resonates resoundingly - this is timeless stuff. 

Saxon’s music that will continue to inspire Metalheads for generations to come, as it has influenced so many until now. In those immortal words, fill your heads with... HEAVY METAL THUNDER!

For Track Listing and to pre-order your copy of Decade of The Eagle please visit: smarturl.it/SaxonDecade

From being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time, Saxon have always transcended definitions, trends and eras. From 1979's 'Saxon' album to 'Destiny' in '88, the band enjoyed considerable success both in the UK and further afield.  It's no wonder their influence has spread across the globe, and played a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal today. The decade from '79's debut record was vital, not only in establishing Saxon's talent and reputation, but also in laying the foundations for what has followed.

For additional information on Saxon please visit:

http://www.saxon747.com/
https://www.facebook.com/saxon

Twitter: @Saxonofficial


Eagles of Death Metal Play Surprise Paris Show On Bataclan Anniversary
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Members of Eagles of Death Metal played a surprise show in Paris to mark the second anniversary of the tragic terrorist massacre at the band's show at the Bataclan.

Frontman Jesse Hughes and guitarist Dave Catching returned to Paris for a surprise performance during a memorial held by Bataclan shooting survivors (via NME). The band members performed "I Love You All the Time," and "Save a Prayer," the latter being the last song the band performed at the Bataclan show before the shooting began.

"I'm so happy and pleased to see all of you," Hughes said to those gathered in attendance, passing out white roses. "The only reason we're still standing is because you all still love rock and roll." Read more here.


Guns N' Roses Announce Music Festival Headline Performance
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The block buster Guns N' Roses reunion keeps rolling on and now have been announced as the final headliners for the Download Festival in the UK next year.

The band will headline Saturday night at the Donington Park Festival, which is due to take place next year from 8-10 June 2018. Slash and bassist Duff McKagan reunited with Axl Rose for the 'Not In This Lifetime Tour', which finally made its way to the UK mid-2017.

But now they're back at next year's Download festival alongside fellow headliners Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold. Download promoter Andy Copping said: "It's great to have this iconic line up of Guns N'Roses headlining at Download. I am sure I am not alone when I say I've been wanting this to happen for years. It will be an incredible show and will be one of the highlights of the Download weekend." The band now play 13 stadium/outdoor dates in Europe in June-July 2018, including shows in France, Italy, Germany and Belgium. Read more here.

Iron Maiden Announce Legacy Of The Beast Summer Tour
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Iron Maiden have announced dates for the Legacy Of The Beast summer 2018 European tour, which is inspired by their mobile game and comic book of the same name

The trek will begin in Tallinn, Estonia on May 26 and see the group mix headline shows with festival appearances - including Sweden Rock, Italy's Firenze Rocks, Austria's Novarock, Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting, France's Hellfest and Hungary's Volt Festival, among others.

Special guests Killswitch Engage will join Iron Maiden on headline dates from May 26 to July 1 inclusive, and in the UK from July 31 to August 10 inclusive; guests on other shows are currently being finalized and will be announced soon.

According to manager Rod Smallwood, the stage set design for the trek will feature a number of different but interlocking "worlds" with a set list covering a large selection of eighties material with a handful of surprises from later albums to add diversity.

"As our fans know, we've been following a particular touring cycle ever since Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith rejoined Maiden at the start of the millennium, alternating new album tours with 'History/Hits' tours," explains Smallwood. "We enjoy working this way for many reasons, not least because it gives the band a chance to play both new material and the older favourites which we know fans like to hear. It keeps things fresh, not just for the fans but for the band too.

"For this History/Hits tour we decided to base the theme around the 'Legacy Of The Beast' name, which suits our purposes perfectly by giving us scope to get creative and have some fun, especially with Eddie! I don't want to give too much away at the moment but we're working on a number of different stage sets, all in keeping with the Maiden tradition and we hope to give our fans a fantastic experience when they come to see this very special show." Read more and see the dates here.

Jeff Lynne's ELO Launching First North American Tour In 35 Years
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Jeff Lynne's ELO will tour North America next summer, marking the band's first trek on the continent in over 35 years. The 3-week, 10 city tour will begin in Oakland, CA on August 2 and wrap up in Philadelphia, PA on August 24.

The run comes on the heels of ELO's induction into the 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this past April and a series of sold-out 2017 European shows in support of 2015's "Alone In The Universe", which will deliver a new live package, "Wembley Or Bust", on November 17.

Directed by Paul Dugdale, the release captures Lynne's sold-out show before 60,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium this past June, where he delivered material from the group's extensive hit-filled discography; the show also includes tracks by The Move and The Traveling Wilburys'.

Lynne is looking forward to returning to stages across North America next year. "Our audiences are amazing," he says. "It's like they're in the group. We can't wait to play for them again." See the dates and ticket details here.

Queen Shares News Of The World Anniversary Edition Promo Video
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Queen are previewing the November 17 release of a 40th anniversary edition of their 1977 album classic, "News Of The World", with a new unboxing video for the package.

Led by the stadium anthems "We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions", the UK band's best-selling studio release peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to worldwide sales of 6 million copies, including 4 million in the States alone.

The 2017 3CD/1DVD/1LP package delivers engineer Bob Ludwig's 2011 remaster of the album alongside two discs of bonus tracks, a DVD of a new one-hour documentary, and a pure analogue re-cut of the original vinyl LP direct from the unmastered analogue master mix tapes.

The "Raw Sessions" disc presents recently unearthed out-takes and rarities from the band's archives "mined deep from long-vaulted studio multi-track tapes, this extraordinary parallel album brings to light never-before-heard alternative versions of each of the album's 11 tracks," says the group. "Every lead vocal is different, as are most of the lead guitar parts and a great many other instrumental details."

The disc of bonus tracks features a variety of previously-released but hard-to-find versions of "News Of The World" tracks recorded in concert, for radio shows, or in alternate mixes, including the band's entire five-song final live session recorded for BBC Radio in October 1977.

The DVD documentary "Queen: The American Dream" offers material filmed - on and off stage - during their 1977 US tour in support of the record, including footage from a Houston concert late in the year.

The 40th anniversary edition is rounded out with a selection of memorabilia from the period, including three posters and a 60-page book of images. Watch the unboxing video here.

Deep Purple Release Birds Of Prey Live Video From Hellfest
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Deep Purple are streaming video of a Hellfest 2017 performance of their track, "Birds Of Prey", from the recently released Gold Edition of their 2017 album, "inFinite."

The tune appears on a bonus disc of a previously unreleased 80-minute live show from France's Hellfest that is included in the 2CD digipack version of "inFinite" that delivers the original 2017 album, as well.

"Birds Of Prey" is also featured on the 3LP set, "The inFinite Live Recordings, Pt. 1", and the newly-issued documentary, "From Here to inFinite", on Blu-ray, which presents - for the first time - the development of the group's 20th album and a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the band.

The set delivers two hours of bonus material, including music videos, three previously unreleased live videos ("Time For Bedlam," "Birds Of Prey" and "Smoke On The Water") - all filmed and recorded at Hellfest 2017 - as well as in-depth behind the scenes footage, movie documentary outtakes, interviews, and an audio commentary by band members themselves.

Deep Purple are currently playing dates across Europe on their "inFinite - The Long Goodbye Tour." Watch the video here.

Rare Guitars Owned By Les Paul and Johnny Winter Being Auctioned
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Some very special guitars owned by the late Les Paul, as well as a rare 12-string Gibson Firebird played by Johnny Winter, are set to go on the auction block next month.

As reported by Best Classic Bands, in his later years Paul sometimes sent guitars to musicians he knew or admired. Often he inscribed the guitars with humorous notes. At the time of Paul's death, remaining his possession were guitars inscribed to Bob Dylan, Prince, George Harrison (whose passing, of course, preceded Paul's), and Paul Simon. All are set to be auctioned.

Other items up for auction include a Les Paul Black Beauty owned by Madonna (and purported to be the first electric guitar she ever played in performance), and a rare 12-string Gibson Firebird that belonged to blues great Johnny Winter. Winter famously became a Firebird devotee beginning in the late '60s.

"I was initially attracted to the Firebird because I liked the way it looked," said Winter in a 2014 interview, according to auction house Guernsey's. "When I played it, I discovered I liked the way it sounded too. The Firebird is the best of all worlds." Read more here.