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Judas Priest Preview New Song Traitors Gate
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Judas Priest are streaming a snippet of the brand new track "Traitors Gate" which comes from their forthcoming album, "Firepower", ahead of its release on March 9.

The veteran UK metal band's eighteenth studio album was recorded last year with producers Andy Sneap and Tom Allom. Sneap will join Judas Priest on guitar alongside Richie Faulkner for their Firepower world tour - which begins in Wilkes Barre, PA on March 13 - following news that longtime axeman Glenn Tipton has retired from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

"Ten years ago, Glenn was diagnosed to have the onset of the early stages of Parkinson's," says the group about the degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, "from then until recently Glenn has lived his life as the great heavy metal guitar player he has always been, maintaining by his own definition a standard of quality and performance that is incredibly important.

"Right now, Glenn is able to play and perform some of the Priest songs that are less challenging but, due to the nature of Parkinson's progression, he wants to let you all know that he won't be touring as such.

"True to the metal spirit of 'the show must go on'," they add, "Glenn has requested Andy Sneap to fly the flag on stage for him."

Formed in Birmingham, UK in 1969, Tipton joined Judas Priest in time for the recording of their 1974 debut album, "Rocka Rolla"; his twin-lead guitar work with K.K. Downing provided a signature sound for the group through the years.

"I want everyone to know that it's vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band - it's simply that my role has changed," explains Tipton. "I don't rule out the chance to go on stage as and when I feel able to blast out some Priest! So at some point in the not too distant future I'm really looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful metal maniacs once again"

"We have been privileged to witness Glenn's determination and steadfast commitment over the years," says Tipton's bandmates, "showing his passion and self belief through the writing, recording and performing sessions with Priest - he is a true metal hero!
"We are not surprised by Glenn's insistence that we complete the Firepower tour and thank Andy for joining us to make Glenn's wishes become real - as Glenn has said we also can't wait to have him with us at any time any place on the road..... We love you Glenn!" Check out the song preview here.

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Stone Temple Pilots Stream New Song The Art Of Letting Go
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The Stone Temple Pilots are streaming a new single, "The Art Of Letting Go", from their forthcoming self-titled album ahead of its release on March 16.

The jazzy-tinged ballad follows the lead single, "Meadow", and follow-up, "Roll Me Under", as the third song previewed from the band's first studio record with new lead singer Jeff Gutt.

The Michigan rocker made his live debut with the group during an exclusive November 14 show at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. In addition to previously-announced dates in March and festival dates this spring, Stone Temple Pilots recently added a series of new concert dates in May.

"With so much time and experience gone by in life, we feel compelled to dig back into a 30-year catalog and really try to reflect and choose what songs haven't been performed live," says bassist Robert DeLeo of the band's return to live action. "We want to give people who have come to see us in the past a chance to hear something they haven't heard before at previous STP shows. We want to celebrate this time in our lives with our performances." Listen to the song here.

The Monkees Stars Reuniting For Tour
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Two surviving members of The Monkees are teaming up for a run, as Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz have announced their first-ever trek as a duo. The string of concerts, dubbed "The Monkees Present: The Mike and Micky Show," will run throughout June. Find the full list of shows below.

"I love being on stage with Micky," Nesmith said in a statement. "We've been collaborating for over 50 years, so it's hard to believe it's never been just the two of us. I'm excited to dust off some tunes that I haven't played for a long time too. These are going to be some fun shows."

"Right from the get-go, I admired Mike's songs. When we used to get together around the campfire to sing in the early days, we were always doing his songs," Dolenz added. "We always had such a great a vocal blend; he was the one who encouraged me to write songs of my own. I've always been a big fan and now we finally get to do the Mike & Micky show that we riffed on back when we were shooting The Monkees."

The band's other surviving member, Peter Tork, will not appear on this tour. According to a release, he's staying busy with work on Relax Your Mind, a new album by Tork and Shoe Suede Blues that pays tribute to the music of Lead Belly. The album is out now via CD Baby and Bandcamp. Read more including the dates here.

The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism Moving To Music City
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The Rolling Stones Exhibit, also known as Exhibitionism, has one final stop. The exhibit, which is currently in Las Vegas, will make its way to the Music City this spring. The display will officially close its doors at the Palazzo resort in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 25, and open at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville on March 29. Tickets for the Nashville display can be purchased online now at StonesExhibit.com.

The Nashville stop has been confirmed to be the display's final stop on its U.S. tour. Previous locations included New York City and Chicago. Before it hit the U.S., Exhibitionism debuted at London's Saatchi Gallery in April of 2016.

"We're all in for a rare treat," Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum CEO and founder Joe Chambers said in an official statement. "Hosting The Rolling Stones Exhibit…and pairing it with our museum that celebrates the achievements of all musicians around the globe establishes a can't-miss destination worth traveling from anywhere for music fans."

The exhibit was created with the help of the Rolling Stones and features a collection of themed spots displaying more than 500 Stones artifacts, such as guitars, posters, costumes, photos and more. Read more here.

The Who Celebrating Landmark Shows Anniversary With Release
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The Who will mark the 50th anniversary of a pair of legendary New York concerts with the April 20 release of "Live At The Fillmore East 1968" on 2CD, 3LP and digital formats.

The project captures the UK band live during an April 6, 1968 set at the newly-opened Manhattan venue in the days that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, TN.

As the first British rock act to headline the club, The Who were originally scheduled to play four shows over a two-night run; however, because of feared social unrest in the wake of Dr King's assassination, it was decided to compact the shows into one per night.

Due to faulty equipment or human error, only part of The Who's April 5 performance was recorded, but the second night was fully captured and has now been restored and mixed by long time Who sound engineer Bob Pridden from the original four-track tapes.

"Live At The Fillmore East 1968" presents classic tracks by the band alongside three Eddie Cochran classics: "My Way," "Summertime Blues", and the never before released Who version of "C'mon Everybody."

Also featured is a rare cover version of "Fortune Teller" written by Allen Toussaint, originally recorded by Benny Spellman but made famous by The Rolling Stones.

An epic, 30-plus-minute version of "My Generation" fills out the entire second disc as the show ends with a climax of guitar-smashing and drum-trashing. Read more here.

The Doors Release Video Of Classic Live Performance
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The Doors are streaming a performance of their 1967 classic, "When The Music's Over", as the latest preview to the February 23 release of "Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970."

The epic closing track from the group's second album, "Strange Days", was stretched even further in concert, says drummer John Densmore. "Playing that song was intense," Densmore tells Rolling Stone. "I had to take a deep breath before playing it, because it's not a little three-minute pop ditty. This was our second epic, after 'The End'. 'The End' was like a love song and then 'When the Music's Over was a statement. You know, 'We want the world and we want it now.'

"We developed it over time, vamping in the middle section, as Jim would throw in whatever poetry things he wanted. I'm real proud of it, because I had this impulse to stop the beat in the middle, and Ray kept the bass line going and Jim said, 'What have they done to the Earth? ... They stuck her with knives.' And I started stabbing the cymbals like knives. It was like freeform poetry in music.

"The Who did 'Tommy' that night at the Isle Of Wight," he adds. "They did an opera, we did a symphony."

Directed by Murray Lerner, "Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970" captures the historic last concert ever filmed of The Doors, whose August 29 performance was featured alongside sets by The Who, ELP, Sly & The Family Stone, Ten Years After and Joni Mitchell, among others. here.


Virtuoso Blues/Rock Guitarist Paul Nelson Announces 2018 North American Tour Dates

Paul Nelson is recognized as one of today's most talented guitarists and live performers. Nelson not only has the distinction of being the hand-picked guitar protégé, bandmate and producer to legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recording alongside an endless who's who list of top artists including Eric Clapton, Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, James Cotton, Joe Perry, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Popper, Dr. John, Larry Carlton, Leslie West, Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Dickey Betts to Joe Walsh and more... Paul will be touring the US & Canada this winter/spring 2018.

“What else can we say about Paul Nelson except...Chops Deluxe.” - Guitar World Magazine

“An A-List guitar player...one of the most technically dazzling players around today.” - Guitar Magazine

“He's a soulful player who has chops to burn. The word 'ferocious' comes to mind, or 'take no prisoners'” - Vintage Guitar Magazine

Paul Nelson US/Canada Tour Dates

02/17/18 - Daryl's House, Pawling, NY
02/24/18 - Factory Underground, Norwalk, CT
03/09/18 - World Live Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
03/17/18 - FTC, Fairfield, CT
03/22/18 - The Slippery Noodle Indianapolis, IN
03/24/18 - Chrome Lounge, Omaha, NE
03/25/18 - Byrons Bar, Pomeroy, IA
03/28/18 - Zoo Bar, Lincoln, NE
03/30/18 - Knuckle Heads Saloon, Kansas City, MO
03/31/18 - The Third Base, Springfield, IL
04/06/18 - Cadillac Lounge, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
04/07/18 - Peters Players, Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada
04/14/18 - Chans, Woonsocket, RI
04/27/18 - Lizzie Rose Music Room, Trenton, NJ
05/04/18 - Uncle Bos, Topeka, KS
05/05/17 - Round Barn Festival, Kirksville, MO
05/06/18- Buddy Guy's Chicago, IL
05/09/18 - Paradise Inn, Gulf Breeze, FL
05/11/18 - Englewoods on Dearborn, Englewood, FL
05/12/18 - South Street Naples, FL
05/17/18 - Terrafermata, Stuart, FL
05/18/18 - The Barrel Room, Fort Myers, FL
05/19/18 - The Funky Biscuit,  Boca Raton, FL
05/20/18 - Earl's Hideaway, Sebastion, FL
06/01/18 - Big Beat Dallas, Hwy 61 Stage - Irving, TX
06/02/18 - Big Beat Dallas, Hwy 61 Stage - Irving, TX
06/03/18 - Big Beat Dallas, Hwy 61 Stage - Irving, TX
08/17/18 - Madams Organ, Washington, DC

A multi-Grammy nominated artist, Paul Nelson received a Grammy award for his work performing on and producing Winter's Step Back Megaforce/Sony release, winning “Best Blues Album of the Year” and the BMA “Blues Music Award” for “Best Blues/Rock Album.” Step Back reached #16 on the Billboard top 200, staying at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts for weeks. He is also a recipient of the Blues Foundation's KBA “Keeping The Blues Alive Award.”

Nelson and his music have reached millions with appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and via the award-winning documentaries: “Down and Dirty - The Johnny Winter Story” and “Sideman: Long Road to Glory” (feat: Bonnie Raitt, Greg Allman, Hubert Sumlin). 

Nelson's latest project “Badass Generation,” on Sony Records, still maintains his unmistakable connection to the Blues, but it also finds the guitarist showing powerful songwriting combining his many other musical influences that his fans have come to expect, making him one of music's most respected and influential contemporary artists.

Staying at #1 on the “Hot New Releases” charts for months Nelson's latest project “Badass Generation” on Sony Records still maintains his unmistakable connection to the Blues, but it also finds the guitarist showing his many other musical dimensions fans have come expect considering him one of music's most respected and influential contemporary artists...

“Love this album - the sound and the energy. Gorgeous, searing guitar work. Like a blow torch!” - Wall Street Journal

“The Paul Nelson Band Rocks. Period.” - Goldmine Magazine

Paul Nelson and Warren Haynes at the Great South Bay Music Festival on Long Island:
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Official website: www.paulnelsonguitar.com
Official FB: www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Nelson/221214511250923

To purchase Paul Nelson's “Badass Generation”: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/baddass-generation/id1082870890

 

KLOS PRESENTS: THE 6TH ANNUAL ROCK AGAINST MS BENEFIT CONCERT & AWARDS 2018

SATURDAY MARCH 31ST at the HISTORIC LOS ANGELES THEATRE  615 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA  90014

Featuring JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE

CELEBRATED TRIBUTES TO: TOM PETTY - CHRIS CORNELL - CHESTER BENNINGTON - J. GEILS – FATS DOMINO – CHUCK BERRY – DAVID CASSIDY - GREGG ALLMAN – MALCOLM YOUNG

PRYOR’S PLATINUM PEOPLE AWARDS – HOSTED BY COMEDIAN CRAIG GASS

Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Rock Against MS Benefit Concert & Awards 2018 – Held at the historic Los Angeles Theatre, Saturday March 31st. Hosted by “standup, impressionist, actor and renaissance freak” Craig Gass (Sex in the City/Howard Stern Show) as he unfolds an evening of comedy, music and art in benefit of the Rock Against MS Foundation - Helping People NOW!

Celebrities’ sweep the orange carpet raising awareness and funding to help people suffering from multiple sclerosis. Additionally, the RAMS Foundation will present nine (9) amazing individuals the Pryor’s Platinum People Award – Named after the Late, Great Richard Pryor – With this award we honor the humanitarian spirit of extraordinary individuals who have shown courage, compassion, and unselfish character in support of MS.

Performances, this evening, are in tribute to celebrate and honor the lives of those “Spirited Souls” that passed in 2017 - Tom Petty, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, J. Geils, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, David Cassidy, Gregg Allman, and Malcolm Young. These artists have passionately given so much to the world with their extraordinary powerful music and will forever be in our hearts.

This year’s event marks the beginning for the funding the very first Rock House - A brick and mortar facility offering free support groups, integrative therapies, creative and educational workshops to all those whose lives have been affected by MS. This MS resource center is designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS.

TICKETS, ARTIST LINE-UP AND MORE INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED IN THE COMING WEEKS!

About Multiple Sclerosis

  • Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.
  • MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving.
  • Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.
  • Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.
  • MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.

For more information go to www.facebook.com/rockagainstMSfoundation, www.rockagainstms.org, www.richardpryor.com, www.getGass.com

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Eagles Add More New Dates To North American Tour
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The Eagles announced their Evening With The Eagles Tour in November and the first date is set for March 12th in Indianapolis, IN and they continue to add new shows to the outing.

As fans gear up for an unforgettable concert experience, the band has added five new dates to the ever-growing tour. The band announced additional nights in Newark, NJ, Detroit, MI, and Inglewood, CA--as well as bonus dates in Chicago and New York City.

The Evening With the Eagles Tour has already secured A-list guest acts including Chris Stapleton, James Taylor, the Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Buffett and the Doobie Brothers. Check the band's official website for more detailed information about guest appearances.

The tour marks the Eagles' first major outing since Glenn Frey's death in 2015. Frey's son Deacon and Vince Gill will fill in for the late guitarist. Guitarist Joe Walsh told Rolling Stone that the band is revving up to play their best.

"We've got some new blood," he said. "We all know the songs pretty good, but we just have to run the drill. It's like being an athlete and doing the reps to get into shape. The new guys [Deacon and Vince] have to get to the point where it's automatic or it's transparent." See the dates here.

PETE TOWNSHEND 'WHO CAME FIRST’ - 45th ANNIVERSARY 2 x CD REMASTERED DELUXE EDITION FEATURING PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS RELEASED ON UME APRIL 20, 2018

Who Came First is the debut solo record by Pete Townshend, first released in 1972. The album collected together tracks from Townshend’s private pressings of his tributes to Meher Baba, Happy Birthday and I Am, as well as demos from the unrealized concept album Lifehouse, part of which became The Who’s classic Who's Next album.

To celebrate the 45th Anniversary, the album will be released as a 2CD-expanded version, featuring eight previously unreleased tracks, new edits, alternative versions and live performances. Also included in the eight panel digipak are new sleeve notes provided by Townshend himself, the original poster from the 1972 release and a 24-page booklet which contains rare images of Meher Baba and Townshend in his recording studio. The cover photo of Townshend, taken by Graham Hughes (who also shot the cover of The Who’s Quadrophenia), has been updated for this release.

Who Came First has been remastered by long-term Pete Townshend and The Who collaborator Jon Astley using the original master tapes. CD1 consists of a remastered version of the original album and CD2 includes unreleased tracks, alternative versions and live performances.

CD1
1.         Pure and Easy
2.         Evolution
3.         Forever’s No Time At All
4.         Let's See Action
5.         Time Is Passing
6.         There’s a Heartache Following Me
7.         Sheraton Gibson
8.         Content
9.         Parvardigar
CD2
1.         His Hands
2.         The Seeker (2017 edit)
3.         Day Of Silence
4.         Sleeping Dog
5.         Mary Jane (Stage A Version)
6.         I Always Say (2017 Edit)
7.         Begin The Beguine (2017 edit)
8.         Baba O’Reilly (Instrumental)
9.         The Love Man (Stage C)*
10.       Content (Stage A)*
11.       Day Of Silence (Alternate Version)*
12.       Parvardigar (Alternate take)*
13.       Nothing Is Everything*
14.       There’s A Fortune In Those Hills*
15.       Meher Baba In Italy*
16.       Drowned (live in India)*
17.       Evolution (live at Ronnie Lane Memorial)

Grand Funk Railroad Rocking the SOLD OUT Flower Power Cruise Feb. 28-March 1

Grand Funk Railroad will be headlining the 2018 Flower Power Cruise, which visits Fort Lauderdale, Aruba, Curacao, Saint Maartens, Puerto Rico.

The SOLD OUT Cruise runs from February 24-March 3, and Grand Funk joins February 28-March 1.

The line up on the cruise, also, includes Canned Heat, The Family Stone, Iron Butterfly, the Cowsills, Peter Noone, the Hollies, Peter Asher, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, the Guess Who, the Grass Roots, the Association, the Buckinghams, Mickey Dolenz (Monkees),Mark Lindsay.

The website is flowerpowercruise.com.

Grand Funk Railroad is available for interviews with the media in advance; please call Anne Leighton at 718-881-8183.

Formed in 1969, Grand Funk was born out of the ashes of Terry Knight & The Pack, another band from Flint, Michigan.  Currently the group includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the hit, "We're An American Band") and bassist Mel Schacher. Joining Don and Mel are true "ALL-STARS"-- Max Carl (38 Special, Jack Mack and the Heart Attack, Max Carl and Big Dance), lead guitarist Bruce Kulick (12 years with KISS and credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squier), and keyboardist Tim Cashion (Bob Seger and Robert Palmer).

Together, Brewer and Schacher have created a dynamic and multi-talented five piece band that will not only carry on the tradition of Grand Funk hits, but also has the potential to create a new chapter in the legacy of Grand Funk Railroad.  With Grand Funk reforming in 2000, this new chapter in the band's biography is being written daily.  Both seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock fans--discovering the group for the first time on CDs and VH-1-- will be able to see and hear firsthand that Grand Funk Railroad's train is back on track.

“We're Comin' To Your Town, We'll Help You Party It Down, 

WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND!!!"

Rock Legend TODD RUNDGREN Headlines Cleopatra Records First Ever SXSW Showcase!

Los Angeles, CA - One of the few remaining truly independent, privately owned record labels in existence today, L.A.-based Cleopatra Records has been championing underground music and outsider artists since its inception in 1992. Now, the label has teamed up with the biggest music festival dedicated to discovering and promoting new talent, SXSW, to announce the first ever official Cleopatra Records showcase. Headlining this special event is legendary songwriter/producer/guitarist, Todd Rundgren, an artist well known for pushing the boundaries of rock and pop with his distinctive flair for the eccentric and unusual. Todd’s newest album, White Knight, was released by Cleopatra Records in May of last year and features guest performances by Trent Reznor, Robyn, Joe Satriani & more.

In addition to Rundgren, the showcase will also bring together some of the label’s newest acts including dreamwave artist Pastel Ghost, whose first album Abyss has been reissued by Cleopatra and will also see their forthcoming album released later this year on the label. Alternative metal cabaret act from Mexico, Descartes A Kant, partnered with Cleopatra for their newest album Victims Of Love Propaganda in May of last year while L.A.’s own death rock architects, Egrets On Ergot, released Surfeit Of Germütlich last October. Electronic duo United Ghosts will issue their Cleopatra debut later this year while local Texas band Nite, consisting of twin brothers Kyle and Myles Mendez, saw their newest release Reborn launched in July of 2016. Each of these bands demonstrates the label’s fondness for uniquely creative acts and a commitment to supporting truly artist-driven music.

The official SXSW showcase for Cleopatra Records will be held at Elysium in downtown Austin, TX on March 15th. The first band will start at 8pm.

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Kurt Cobain Remembered By Courtney Love On His 51st Birthday
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Nearly 24 years have passed since Kurt Cobain took his own life at age 27 and on Monday night (Feb. 19), his widow marked what would have been his 51st birthday with a social media post.

Cobain's wife and fellow grunge pioneer Courtney Love shared a throwback photo. The tribute pictures Kurt and Courtney relaxing together in all their '90s bleached-blonde glory.

"Happy birthday baby god I miss you," she captioned the post. See Courtney's birthday tribute photo and post here.

Billy Corgan Reveals New Smashing Pumpkins' Song Details
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The recently reunited Smashing Pumpkins (minus original bassist, D'arcy Wretzky) continues to roll forward, with frontman Billy Corgan revealing eight new song titles from the group's comeback album.

Corgan made the big reveal on social media, where he updated fans on the band's latest activities. "Back home in Chicago, snowy and unfair as she is, with a week to refine lyrics for the 8 new SP songs, whilst also finishing hope a couple more solo songs," Corgan shared on Instagram. "The solo album is currently between 16 and 18 songs, and still in need of overdubs. And speaking of overdubs, we'll be back in Malibu next week to sing shiny new lyrics and cut final guitar overdubs with James and Jeff. Busy! But good busy."

Corgan went on to share eight new song titles from the upcoming release. "And for birdwatchers, here are the titles for the 8 Smashing Pumpkins songs: Alienation, Travels, Silvery Sometimes, Solara, With Sympathy, Marchin' On, Knights of Malta, Seek and You Shall Destroy." See the post here.

KISS Spark Retirement Speculation With The End Of The Road Move
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KISS have sparked speculation that they may be planning to launch a farewell tour after their camp reportedly filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to word mark the term "The End Of The Road".

According to media reports, the application was filed on February 8th by Kiss Catalog Ltd., which is said to be the owner of the intellectual property rights for the iconic group.

The application reportedly requests protection for the term "The Wnd Of The Road" for entertainment services, and specifically "live performances by a musical band."

Cofounder Gene Simmons addressed the idea retiring during an interview with Glasgow Live last year. "So we're not gonna be able to do it into our 70s, and I'm 67 now.

He added, "We'll do it for a few more years, and then when we think it's time to go, we'll go, and we'll do it the right way, with a big party. I'd like to think that we would do something that rocks the planet - something big and worldwide and maybe free."

Foreigner Announce Very Special Release
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Rock icons Foreigner have announced the release of a very special live recording which was captured during their performance with a live orchestra last year.

The new album and DVD will be entitled "Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus" is scheduled to hit stores on April 27th via earMusic and features the band performing some of their classic songs with a 58-piece orchestra was conducted by Ernst van Tiel.

The special renditions came from founding guitarist Mick Jones and Grammy nominated composing/arranging team of Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer, according to Classic Rock.

Jones had this to say, "I could never have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner 40 years ago, that we'd still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later.

"Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer's orchestral arrangements have shown us a new symphonic dimension of our music, which I hope our fans will enjoy."

Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus tracklist
CD

Overture
Blue Morning, Blue Day
Cold As Ice
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Say You Will
When It Comes To Love
That Was Yesterday
Feels Like The First Time
Starrider
Double Vision
Fool For You Anyway
Urgent
Juke Box Hero
I Want To Know What Love Is

DVD tracklist
Overture
Blue Morning, Blue Day
Cold As Ice
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Head Games
When It Comes To Love
Say You Will
The Flame Still Burns
That Was Yesterday
Juke Box Hero
Starrider
Double Vision
Fool For You Anyway
Hot Blooded
Urgent
Feels Like The First Time
I Want To Know What Love Is

Ozzy Osbourne Addresses Idea Of Blizzard Full Album Shows
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Ozzy Osbourne is gearing up for a lengthy final world tour and during an interview he was asked about the idea of performing his landmark debut solo album "Blizzard Of Ozz" in full and explained why he could not.

The Black Sabbath frontman was asked by Rolling Stone about the idea of celebrating the 40th anniversary of the album by performing it in its entirety but he was not receptive to the idea.

He said, "That was the thing for a while, to play the whole album, but I don't write albums that way, so no. When I make an album, I specifically record songs that I'll never do on the stage.

"Like on Blizzard of Ozz, there are songs that I wrote never to play live, because the production was too heavy. I always do a ballady song, I always like to do a rock song and I like to do what I call album tracks.

"And I'll do the ballady songs and the rock songs onstage, but the album tracks are just too over the top. But I suppose I could do one."

Bob Seger Releases Video For Glenn Frey Tribute Song
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Bob Seger is streaming a lyric video for the title track to his latest album, "I Knew You When." Written by Seger as a tribute to his late friend, Glenn Frey of The Eagles - who passed away in 2016 and to whom the album is dedicated to - the video presents a series of animated black-and-white sketches of Seger through the years and ends with an image of the pair together.

Seger and Frey grew up in Detroit and were part of the same local rock scene of the mid-1960s. Seger previewed the fall 2017 release of his eighteenth album last January with a free download of "Glenn Song" as a tribute to the late Eagles guitarist on the first anniversary of his passing; the tune is available on the album's expanded deluxe edition.

The Michigan rocker postponed the remaining 19 dates on his Runaway Train tour last fall "upon receiving his doctor's orders to attend to an urgent medical issue concerning his vertebrae."

"I'm feeling better all the time," the 72-year-old rocker told Rolling Stone last month as he continues to recover at home. "They aren't letting me lift anything over five pounds. I can't do anything: no piano, no guitar, no nothing. But as soon as the pain stops, I'll be playing again." Watch the video here.

Metallica Release Live 'Battery' Video From Current Tour
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Metallica performed their 1986 thrash metal classic, "Battery", during the first of two nights at the Unipol Arena in Bologna, Italy on February 12, and the band are streaming professional footage from the show.

The song was the opening track from the group's third record, "Master Of Puppets." Metallica's major label debut became thrash metal's first platinum album while expanding and solidifying the band's sonic palette. The project has now sold more than 6 million copies in the US alone.

As part of their ongoing reissues series, Metallica released a series of remastered 30th anniversary editions of the project last fall on CD, vinyl and digital, alongside an expanded 3CD edition and a deluxe box set. Read more and watch the video here.

THE WHO LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST 1968
RESTORED AND REMASTERED FOR THE SHOW’S 50th ANNIVERSARY
DOUBLE CD / TRIPLE VINYL RELEASED ON GEFFEN/UME
APRIL 20th 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 20, 2018 – The Who were in New York to conclude a gruelling tour on April 4th, 1968, the day that Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. America was already a country divided; Anti-Vietnam demonstrations, civil rights disturbances and militant student activism. With this turmoil as a backdrop on Friday and Saturday, April 5th & 6th, 1968, The Who performed two incendiary live sets at Bill Graham’s legendary Fillmore East on the lower East Side of Manhattan.

The venue had only just re-opened in March by Graham from its previous incarnation as the Village Theatre where the band had played on a couple of occasions the year before. The Who was the first British rock act to headline the Fillmore East and were booked to play four shows over the two nights. However, because of feared social unrest in the wake of Dr King’s assassination, it was decided to compact the shows into one per night.

The Who’s time in New York City in 1968 can best be described as ‘lively.’ Keith Moon’s antics with cherry bomb explosives had meant that the band had to move hotels. When installed in at the plush Waldorf Astoria he then somehow managed to a blow a door off its hinges and, the band had to move once more.

On the morning of the Fillmore rehearsal, the band was photographed for Life magazine and legend has it that the band was so tired from Moon’s antics that they nodded out under the large Union Jack draped over them at the base of the Carl Schurz Monument in Morningside Park. This iconic image was later used as the cover and poster for The Who’s classic film The Kids Are Alright.

Both nights were recorded by Who manager Kit Lambert with the intention of releasing the results as The Who’s fourth album after The Who Sell Out and before Tommy. Disaster struck when it was discovered that due to faulty equipment or human error only part of the first night was captured. Thankfully the second night was recorded and has now been fully restored and mixed by long time Who sound engineer Bob Pridden (who was responsible the band’s sound on those nights in 1968) from the original four-track tapes. For the 50th anniversary of these legendary shows, the unreleased recordings are to be issued on double CD and triple vinyl.

Thanks to an acetate reaching the bootleg market in the early ‘70s, The Who’s reputation as rock’s most dynamic live act quickly grew. The show is regarded by fans as something of the ‘holy grail’ of Who live shows equalling the legendary Live At Leeds album. The tapes have been meticulously remastered for optimum sound quality and will only serve to enhance The Who’s reputation as the best live act of the time.

The 2CD 3LP sets include three Eddie Cochran numbers; “My Way,” “Summertime Blues” and the never before released Who version of “C’mon Everybody.”

Also featured is a rare cover version of “Fortune Teller” written by Allen Toussaint, originally recorded by Benny Spellman but made famous by The Rolling Stones. These shows also showcased “Tattoo” and “Relax” from The Who Sell Out as well as stunning extended versions of “A Quick One” and “My Generation” which becomes a 30-minute jam with a the climax of guitar-smashing and drum demolishment!

CD; 2 x CD deluxe edition 6-panel digipak 12-page booklet including new liner notes and rare photos.
Vinyl; Deluxe 3 x LP heavyweight vinyl, gatefold sleeve, three printed inner bags & new liner notes and rare photos.

The Who Live At The Fllmore East 1968:
CD - https://thewho.lnk.to/Fillmore
Vinyl - https://thewho.lnk.to/FillmoreVinyl

Steve Miller Band Announce Special 50th Anniversary Box Set
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The Steve Miller Band are marking their 50th anniversary with the May 18 release of a vinyl box set entitled "Complete Albums Volume 1 (1968-1976)."

The set presents remastered editions of the group's first nine studio records - from 1968's "Children Of The Future" to 1976's "Fly Like An Eagle" - on 180-gram vinyl; they'll also be available individually on the same day of the project's spring release.
The albums have also been newly-remastered for HD digital audio (96kHz/24-bit and, starting February 16, will be released weekly in chronological order ahead of the box set's arrival.

The Steve Miller Band will begin a 50th Anniversary summer US tour with guest Peter Frampton in Evansville, IN on June 12. The three-month run of mostly amphitheaters - similar to the pair's 2017 trek - will see both acts perform sets, with Frampton to join Miller onstage for some mid-set jamming along the trek.

"Music is ethereal - it moves back and forth between the past and the future," says Miller. "I'm very excited to announce that 2018 is our 50th anniversary of recording and touring together as the Steve Miller Band, and we plan to travel between the psychedelic sixties through the future with a vengeance!" Read more here.

Rocklahoma Daily Band Lineups Announced & Single Day Tickets On Sale Now

Miss Rocklahoma Online Registration Open

The daily band lineups have been announced for Rocklahoma, presented by Bud Light, May 25, 26 & 27, 2018 at "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Weekend and Single Day tickets are on sale now at www.Rocklahoma.com.

The 12th year of Rocklahoma, presented by Bud Light--America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party--will feature performances from a slew of top rock artists, including: Poison, A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Cheap Trick, Ghost, The Cult, Halestorm, Vince Neil, Stone Temple Pilots, I Prevail, Clutch, The Used, Underoath, Machine Gun Kelly, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer and many more.

The three-day camping festival features the best new rock artists and classic bands performing on four stages, with music going all night long. With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.” In 2017, Rocklahoma had its biggest year ever, with over 75,000 in attendance.

The daily band lineup for Rocklahoma 2018 is as follows:

Friday, May 25: A Perfect Circle, The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, I Prevail, Sevendust, The Used, Trivium, Yelawolf, Red Sun Rising, SOiL, Adelitas Way, Big Story, Everybody Panic, Cimino, Midnight Devils, Chaotic Resemblance, Firstryke, ASKA, Down For Five, Agnozia, Silent Theory, KillSET, Dead Horse Trauma, Kirra, City of the Weak, Dirty Soul Revival, Dirty Blvd

Saturday, May 26: Godsmack, Ghost, Vince Neil, Clutch, Pop Evil, Underoath, Diamond Head, Shaman’s Harvest, Butcher Babies, Powerman 5000, Like A Storm, Wayland, LA Velvet, Black Tora, Dead Metal Society, Dead Girls Academy, TROY, Heaven Sent, Wild Planes, Maplerun, Hallow Point, The Maension, Renegades, Duel, Kevlar, Stanley's Revenge

Sunday, May 27: Poison, Cheap Trick, Halestorm, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Candlebox, Machine Gun Kelly, 10 Years, Andrew W.K., Lynch Mob, New Years Day, Well Hung Heart, Mind Of Fury, Maxx Explosion, A Brilliant Lie, War of Thrones, Davey Suicide, Coda Cutlass, Love N Revenge, Shallow Side, Ten Thousand One, The Grizzly Band, Oddfellas, Jenny Wood, Bringer

Thursday Night Campground Party: Screaming for Silence, Dark Avenue, As Above So Below, Save the Hero, Hyperdose, One Step From Falling, Weston Horn and the Hush, Ryder, Honor Amongst Thieves, Wither

Registration for the Miss Rocklahoma competition is underway now at www.Rocklahoma.com. Voting on the Top 10 finalists begins in April and five finalists will compete on stage at Rocklahoma for the chance to be named Miss Rocklahoma 2018.

Rocklahoma General Admission and VIP tickets (including layaway options), as well as Premier Packages, Hotel Packages and Camping options are on sale now at http://rocklahoma.com/tickets.html. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save. Each ticket price level has a limited number of tickets available, so attendees can save more by buying earlier. Ticket prices will automatically move to the next price level once a price allotment sells out. The layaway purchase option also allows fans to split the ticket cost into three monthly payments. 

Current ticket pricing levels are as follows while supplies last:

Weekend VIP Reserved: $429 plus fees (Phase 2)
Weekend General Admission: $129 plus fees (Phase 2)
Monster Energy Weekend General Admission 4-Pack: $436 plus fees (Phase 2)
Military Weekend General Admission (via GovX): $99 plus fees (Phase 2)
Single Day General Admission: $80 plus fees (Phase 1)
Limited quantities of Groupie and Roadie VIP Packages are also still available. The Rockstar Package is SOLD OUT. Please visit http://rocklahoma.com/tickets.html for details. General Admission and VIP camping is also available at checkout, by calling (866) 310-2288, or emailing info@rocklahoma.com.

The campgrounds are a unique part of the Rocklahoma experience, with an endless party running around the clock. The Rocklahoma campgrounds will be open from Sunday, May 20 at Noon CDT through Tuesday, May 29 at Noon CDT. Festival doors open at 2:00 PM daily on May 25, 26 and 27. Note: Camping is only available with weekend ticket purchases.

Rocklahoma is produced by AEG Presents and is part of the World's Loudest Month concert series, which features the biggest names in rock music performing in six U.S. events in distinct atmospheres during five consecutive weekends in April and May of 2018.

Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes onsite camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.

For more information on Rocklahoma:
Website: www.Rocklahoma.com
Facebook: @Rocklahoma
Twitter: @Rocklahoma
Instagram: @Rocklahoma
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