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Monday, October 31, 2011

Steve Perry: Recording New Solo Album; One Is A Beatles Cover

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry is going to be recording new music soon, but it won’t be with his old bandmates. The singer says he’s working on a solo album, but it’s been a challenging process since he’s been out of the music business for so long.

Perry tells the Associated Press that he’s recorded three cover songs and played them for a few close friends. One is a Beatles tune, but he wouldn’t offer any clue as to which one, nor would he hint at what the other two covers are. The famously bashful singer went on to further crush any roseate thoughts of Journey reuniting.

“We have severely, emotionally gone our separate ways,” he said. Perry did the interview to promote Tuesday’s release (Nov. 1st) of Journey’s "Greatest Hits Vol. 2" and the remastered version of his 1984 solo album "Street Talk".

While all but a nail or two has been put in the reunion tour coffin, the band’s music lives on through radio and television. Recently ‘Don’t Stop Believin” was used on ‘Glee.’ “It’s very shocking because now I’m getting it for seven, eight, nine 10-year-olds coming up to me, and they love that song and they’ve made it their song,” Perry said. “It’s just amazing to me.”

Perry admits he’s been asked to appear on the hit Fox show as well as ‘American Idol,’ but says it’s doubtful he’d ever appear on them, saying that he is not a “front-camera guy.”

Mötley Crüe: To Release Catalog On Vinyl-Replica CD, Greatest-Hits Package In UK

Mötley Crüe will re-release a limited quantity of its catalog in the U.K. via Eleven Seven Music, having regained the rights to all its songs after a long absence in the marketplace.

The following albums will be re-released on November 14th as vinyl-replica CDs with a 16-page booklet, a CD with a five-page booklet and on 180-gram vinyl in a four-color gatefold sleeve:

* Too Fast For Love
* Shout At The Devil
* Theatre of Pain
* Girls Girls Girls
* Dr. Feelgood

Also on that date, the rest of their catalogue - "Mötley Crüe","Generation Swine", "New Tattoo" and "Live: Entertainment Or Death" - will be re-released in standard CD format only. This will be followed by "Mötley Crüe's Greatest Hits" in CD, deluxe CD, 180-gram vinyl and DVD formats on December 5th.

Mötley Cråue's U.K. co-headlining tour with Def Leppard kicks of at Birmingham LG Arena on December 6th, winding up at London's Wembley Arena on December 14th.

Ian Gillan Band: Live At The Rainbow 1977; Full Concert

"What is presented on this DVD is an important chapter of an essential British Rock performer, whose successes have now spanned four decade." - Ray Fenwick, Guitar.

Guitarist Ray Fenwick recalls: "Touring with The Ian Gillan Band in the 70s was a wild affair, both on and off stage. In the best traditions of Rock n Roll we courted our fair share of controversy, but come showtime we turned into a tight professional outfit, performing our own unique brand of rock music. It was on 14th May 1977, in front of a full house at The Rainbow, Theatre, London. We were promoting the «Clear Air Turbulence» album. Chris Blackwell the label owner was there that night checking out his investment. What is presented on this DVD is an important chapter of an essential British Rock performer, whose successes have now spanned four decades."

KISS: Halloween Special On Mad TV (1998)

KISS Halloween Special 1998 on Mad TV:

Glenn Hughes: Talks Autobiography In New Video Interview

 The Reuters news agency has released an interview with rock legend Glenn Hughes in support of his new autobiography, «Deep Purple And Beyond: Scenes From The Life Of A Rock Star». Check it out below, go to this location for the transcrip. 

Hughes recently announced his first UK solo acoustic tour featuring incredible acoustic interpretations of songs from his remarkable musical career. This is bound to enthral not only hardcore fans but anyone with even a passing interest in the life and times of a modern day rock legend.

Dates include:

14 - Leicester Square Theatre - London, UK
15 - Glee Club - Birmingham, UK
16 - Glee Club - Cardiff (Wales), UK
20 - Glee Club - Nottingham, UK
22 - Band On The Wall - Manchester, UK

According to a press release, "Glenn Hughes is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. That astonishing voice is Hughes‚ calling card. He's known as a singer's singer. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favourite white singer.

Hughes, a native of Cannock, England, absorbed all kinds of influences, including early British hard rock, The Beatles and, most importantly, American soul and R&B. The sleek Motown sound from Detroit and the gritty Stax/Volt sound from Memphis left their mark on him.

The first important band Hughes was a member of that achieved notable success was Trapeze. He later joined trailblazing Deep Purple with Ritchie Blackmore and co. In the halcyon days, Purple headlined at the famous California Jam in front of 250,000 and toured the world on their own Boeing jet plane, «The Starship». All of this was accompanied by cocaine psychosis, crack addiction and other excesses, before Hughes survived a clean-up-or-die crisis, and embarked on a reinvigorated solo career enriched by a survivor‚s wisdom.
One of the most important collaborations in Hughes‚ career was when he began working with Black Sabbath and Tony Iommi on his first solo album «Seventh Star». Glenn's latest album, "First Underground Nuclear Kitchen", is the latest chapter in an extraordinary musical evolution, and is quite possibly the most compelling and positive musical statement in a distinguished career.

2010 saw Glenn recording and touring in a new supergroup project, Black Country Communion with guitar star Joe Bonamassa, keys player Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and drummer Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham. The band released their debut album produced by Kevin Shirley.

Ozzy Osbourne: Fans Interviewed At San Diego Book Signing (Video)

Jason Bang of "Wassup San Diego" has uploaded a 20-minute video clip featuring interview footage with fans attending the Ozzy Osbourne book signing on October 13 at barnes & Noble in San Diego, California. You can now watch it below.

Ozzy's second book, "Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice From Rock's Ultimate Survivor", debuted at Number 12 on the New York Times"Hardcover Advice & Misc." best sellers list, earning Ozzy his secondTimes best seller after his 2010 memoir, "I Am Ozzy". The book is based on Ozzy's ongoing series of medical and health advice columns which run in Rolling Stone and the U.K.'s Sunday Times. The book features some of the best material from the columns, along with previously unpublished stories from Ozzy's life, charts, sidebars and celebrity medical questions.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Metallica Rocks Gurgaon, India (Video)

After "serious technical difficulties" led to the cancelation of Friday's (October 28th) planned performance in Gurgaon (a suburb of Delhi), Metallica gave its first-ever live performance in India earlier tonight (Sunday, October 30th), kicking off the show at around 8:00 p.m. local time with "Creeping Death", "For Whom The Bell Tolls" and "Fuel".

The organizers of the Vladivar Rock 'N India took caution to ensure that the concert passed off without any glitch. More than 1,000 police personnel were deployed on security duty, according to IBN Live.

About 22,000 tickets were sold for tonight's show, according to organisers.

A short clip of Metallica's performance can be seen on

The show in Gurgaon was canceled two hours before Metallica was supposed to perform, resulting in a sharp increase in online booking for tickets to the Bangalore concert.

Four officials from the event management company, DNA Entertainment Network, which organized the Metallica performances in India, were sent to six days of police custody on early Saturday on charges of cheating and breach of trust.

Alice Cooper: Wants To Erect Statue In Memory Of Famous Chicken Incident In Toronto

Alice Cooper, Toronto 1969

According to Bang Showbiz, Alice Cooper wants to erect a statue to the unknown chicken which kick started his career.

The singer and his theatrical shock rock band hit the headlines on September 13th, 1969 when their audience at a show in Canada tore the live bird to pieces, and Alice feels proper tribute should be paid to the animal, whose bloodied body was thrown back at the group.

He said: "Here's the kicker. The people in the first five rows were all in wheelchairs. They didn't like the idea that the chicken could walk - that's what flipped into my mind.

"And this was the Toronto 'Peace' Festival! I am seriously thinking of erecting a statue there; Monument to the Unknown Chicken. The noble bird that lost its life in the service of rock and roll and gave Alice Cooper a career." 

Judas Priest: Headbanger`s Ball Video Interview Available

Hellfest 2011

Jose Mangin from's web-only show Headbangers Ball, spoke with Judas Priest members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner in New York City recently. Check out the chat below.

«The Chosen Few», a collection curated by Judas Priest’s contemporaries in the music world – each artist picking their own favourite Priest track and explaining why it is special to them, was released on October 11th via Sony Music. 

Aerosmith: New Joe Perry Video Interview Posted Online

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was recently interviewed for the "13 Hrs." show on Peru's Canal N. Perry discussed the setlist and requests made by fans during Aerosmith's current South American tour. You can now watch the report below.

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler spoke with the "Today" show'sMatt Lauer on Thursday morning (October 27th), seeking to reassure fans that his face-smashing fall in the shower in his Paraguay hotel room on Tuesday (October 25th) was an accident and not the result of Tyler using drugs again. Tyler, speaking via phone from the band's next tour stop in Argentina, told Lauer, "Being in the program, it's something we have to expect. I went public with my problems only to address them head on. You know, people thinking that is natural and normal."

Tyler added that it "bothers me a little" that the public might automatically assume he fell off the wagon, but admitted, "It's something I have to deal with the rest of my life."

The singer, who has been mostly clean since the mid-Eighties but who did check into rehab in late 2009 to deal with a painkiller addiction, said that the fact that he was on the phone with Lauer was proof that he wasn't strung out again.

He explained, "We flew last night from Paraguay after that incident and we're in Argentina for two hours . . . anyone who knows anyone who uses substances wouldn't be up at this hour having a talk with Matt Lauer and the rest of America." He insisted to Lauer that he was clean and sober.

Tyler became dizzy due to gastrointestinal problems and slipped in the shower in his hotel room in the city of Asuncion, just hours before the band was scheduled to perform, cutting his face and knocking out two teeth.

The dentist who treated the 63-year-old singer told local media that Tyler had to get two dental implants and was "friendly and humble."

Aerosmith rescheduled the concert for the next night (Wednesday, October 26th) as the band continued its South American jaunt. Tyler toldLauer, "Short of having my legs taken off, people are going to expect me on stage no matter what . . . Not only did I break my face, but we broke a house record, so life is beautiful, Matt."

Scorpions: Samples From Entire "Comeblack" Available

Scorpions will release "Comeblack", a collection of re-recorded versions of the band's classics songs, on November 4th via Sony. The effort will be made available as a CD and on double vinyl.

"Comeblack" track listing:


01. Rhythm Of Love
02. No One Like You
03. The Zoo
04. Rock You Like A Hurricane
05. Blackout
06. Still Loving You
07. Wind Of Change


08. Tainted Love (GLORIA JONES)
09. Children Of The Revolution (T. REX)
10. Across The Universe (THE BEATLES)
11. Tin Soldier (SMALL FACES)
12. All Day And All Of The Night (THE KINKS)
13. Ruby Tuesday (THE ROLLING STONES)
Check out audio samples of the entire record at

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Metallica: Organizers Arrested For Cheating After Concert In Gurgaon Is Canceled (7 Videos)

According to NDTV, the organizers of Metallica's concerts in India have been arrested after the band's show scheduled for Friday evening in Gurgaon (a suburb of Delhi) was canceled. The operational head of DNA Entertainment Network, Rajesh Chandwani, and his team members - Umesh, Ashok Singh and Savio Faleio - were charged with cheating people and breach of trust under section 406 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code, Station House Officer Jagdish Prasad said. 

The police allege that the organizers oversold Friday's concert beyond its 25,000 capacity at the Leisure Valley Park in Gurgaon's Sector 29 and that the authorities were never informed before the cancelation was announced. 

The organizers have said all ticket holders will be refunded. They said full-page advertisements on refunds will be put out in the next 24 hours explaining all the details.
"As soon as the organizers announced that the show has been postponed, the crowd went berserk... people started pushing each other, broke barricades, started shouting and throwing water bottles," Pankaj Kaushik, who waited for three hours for the show to begin, told The Economic Times. 

The announcement of the concert's postponement was met with anger, apparently in part because the four members of Metallica were taking part in a press conference at the time (see video below). Fans rushed the stage, damaged equipment and some even attempted to set fire to banners. Most of the fans, however, stayed calm and exited the venue when asked.

A number of fans - including Kapel Vahi and John Thangaraj - were reportedly sent confirmation emails stating that tickets would be delivered to them by October 25th which did not happen. Thangaraj told Mumbai Mirror, "Kapel and I bought our tickets on October 14th. The company reverted with a confirmation email. According to the email, we were supposed to receive our tickets latest by October 25th. After the deadline, we mailed, called all the numbers listed on the website. We did not get any reply. We then read on the web site that if we did not receive the tickets, we could pick them up at the venue."

According to The Times Of India, Vahi, who flew down from Mumbai for the concert, waited in line at the ticket counter with Thangaraj for two hours, only to be told that his tickets had been dispatched to his home address. Thangaraj said, "We spoke to a man, who said his name wasRajesh and that he was the owner of DNA Network. When we told him about what had happened and that we would take legal action, he called us frauds and threatened to have us arrested."

Metallica is scheduled to perform in the southern Indian city of Bangalore on Sunday.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Black Label Society: First Six Albums To Be Reissued On Vinyl

Back On Black, which specializes in vinyl editions of classic metal albums and is dedicated to providing top-quality releases for record collectors and metal fans worldwide, has reissued the first six albums from Black Label Ssiceity on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, packaged in deluxe gatefold sleeves. The first 1,000 copies of each title is being made available on limited-edition colored vinyl. 

Featured titles:
* "Sonic Brew" (1999) 
* "Stronger Than Death" (2000) 
* "1919 Eternal" (2002) 
* "The Blessed Hellride" (2003) 
* "Hangover Music Vol. VI" (2004) 
* "Mafia" (2005) 

For more information, go to

Marillion: Announce North American Tour June 2012

We received big news for Marillion fans in North America, the band has announced a 13 date North American Tour that will take place next summer.

Here are the details we were sent: Having maintained a continuous touring schedule through the rest of the world, as well as the high profile Marillion Convention Weekend events, this will be the band's first visit to the US since 2004.

The tour will hit several cities across North America, with 2-consecutive-night events planned in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. To mark the occasion of these special events, Marillion will be performing different set-lists over the consecutive shows in these cities. Fans travelling to these destinations will witness unique sets as the band set-up camp in select markets.

As legions of fans that regularly flock to see the band live or buy their records are all too aware, there really is no other band like Marillion. Hailed as Internet pioneers for their game-changing use of technology to unify and mobilize their global fan community, Marillion have been un-compromising with their music and vision. With their revolutionary presale campaigns, in-house label and their own Racket Records recording studio, Marillion have remained uniquely independent.

The overwhelming demand to bring Marillion back to the States once resulted in a fan-sponsored tour fund and a series of legendary dates for rabid fans in 1997. For their 2012 return to North America though, everyone's invited to experience the unforgettable show that only Marillion can deliver. Currently in the studio, creating their 17th studio album, Marillion look forward to unveiling their latest collection in mid 2012 as they hit US shores.

June 2012:
10 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
12 New York, NY Irving Plaza
13 New York, NY Irving Plaza
15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of The Living Arts (TLA)
16 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
18 Quebec City, QC Imperial
19 Montreal, QC Olympia
20 Toronto, ON Opera House
22 Chicago, IL Park West
23 Chicago, IL Park West
27 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
28 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
29 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

Steve Perry: New In Depth Interview Posted Online teamed up with original Journey vocalist Steve Perry for an interview. Read excerpts below:

The legendary voice of Journey - Steve Perry has been atop my "want list" for interviews since I first started this site in late 1996. I've been fortunate to talk to all other members along the way, but still no Steve. The elusive Steve Perry interview remained a dream. Until this week. I hope you enjoy the read and if you take one thing from this interview - Steve talked and sounded like he was in a very good place. It was a great pleasure and a thrill to talk to him and have him open up about some tough subjects. Not only is he a rock icon and a personal favourite of an army of fans, but he's also one of my personal favourite singers of all time. And dare I say, one of (if not the) very best melodic rock vocalist ever.

I'm very thankful to Steve for extending out interview time and to Sony Music and Lora @ FanAsylum for setting this interview up for me...after years of nagging!
Some Interview Highlights:
Steve on first joining Journey:

"When it started for me it was around 1978 when I joined the band. That's when I got my first break to get into the music business and I got signed to Columbia Records. And it was a dream come true back in those days to get a record deal. It was the sweetest thing you could ever have, is to be signed…next to the most horrific day of your life which would be to get dropped. So many of my friends did get dropped because they didn't sell records. I looked at it as if every time I had the opportunity to make a record – which the first was Infinity, with Journey – was this magical blessing that, I finally am in the record business and I get to make a record. But, I did not believe in my heart there would be a second one. I knew I had to love doing it, and if I could make any money I should save some money because I didn't trust there to be a second one."
And on the rest of the band adjusting to him:

"They have to deal with this stepson that is something that they like but they wish they could have done it their way, and why wouldn't they? Why wouldn't they have wished that they could be successful without having a lead singer? Well then the label says “We want you to have a singer” and then they went, “Well, I don't know, I don't know.” So, all of the sudden, here comes me, and I think it was a real challenge for all of us to find out what that really meant. They had to let go of doing it their way. I was bringing in ideas; they were growing. But, I will tell you this…being the singer in that environment with them as we were growing together on the Infinity record brought a certain kind of vocal strength out of me that the band required it have. Otherwise, I do not know if I would have ever found that anywhere else. And I think that at some level I did the same thing for them."
Steve on that brutal tour schedule:

"I was like a pitbull. I still have tons of energy. My girlfriend tells me all the time, “You're the most energetic person I've ever met.” But when I was younger, I was on fire. And, so I think that back in the day when the voice was fresh and young and I had that much energy, I kept up with that scheduled pretty good. Though it was difficult at times, I was able to keep up with it. You betcha. Everybody went through the same commitment because we were all together far away from everything together, out there. But we loved it! Don't you understand that?"
Steve on Columbia dealing with his solo record:

"They were scared to death. They thought that I was going to spend a lot of money and they weren't sure what I was going to do. But you know, I ended up doing it relatively inexpensively and quickly because I had great musicians. There were no computers back then. Everything you're hearing on the Street Talk record is absolutely performed in the studio and captured on a piece of tape. I mean if you threw hamburgers in the studio, you would get hamburgers on tape you know? So, there was not a computer to be found, no auto tuner existed. Nothing of today's era existed during '84-'85. So, that is real musicians like Larry Londin on drums, Bobby Glaub on bass, Craig Kramph on drums, Michael Landau on guitar…"
And on disappearing from the public eye:

"I went away. I did. I've been gone. I just went away and tried to figure out how to live life on life's terms and just come off the ride. Just put my feet on the ground. I think that has been the challenge and also to allow myself, Andrew, to start dreaming again, because the dreaming is where the music is. But the trick of the dreamer is keeping yourself from the blues..."
On Journey moving on without him:

"At the time, I fuckin hated it! I hated them for doing it; I hated them for giving me an ultimatum. But now I can look back with clear eyes, you know. I can't blame them; they just wanted to get going. I was going to go to surgery, and I did. But not on their timetable. So I did that. I had my hip replacement and the rest is history. They've gone on and I'm where I'm at. Life had showed up and there was a fork in the road between us. So, we went separate ways dare I say, not making a joke. And that's okay. Now, I look back at it as the most painful time of my life. But you know what? They need to love their lives. They love performing out there all the time. The fans love the songs we wrote."
All that and more in the new Feature Interview: 
Steve Perry: A Legend Finds Peace

Ace Frehley: 61-Page Excerpt Of "No Regrets" Available

A 61-page excerpt of Ace Frehley's "No Regrets" has been posted online HERE.

"No Regrets" will be released Nov. 1. Ace Frehley will be conducting signings in conjunction with the book's release. For a list of dates, click HERE.

Ace Frehley is also touring with his band at the moment, playing lots of old KISS stuff and songs from his 1978 solo album. Below you can watch "Snowblind", live in New York on October 25th:

Saxon: Sao Paulo Footage Available; 8 Videos

Fan-filmed video footage of Saxon's October 22nd, 2011 concert at HSBC Brasil in Sao Paulo, Brazil can be seen below (courtesy of Joel Oliveira Jr.).

The band's setlist was as follows:

01. Hammer of the Gods
02. Heavy Metal Thunder
03. Never Surrender
04. Chasing the Bullet
05. Motorcycle Man
06. Back in '79
07. And the Bands Played On
08. Mists of Avalon
09. Demon Sweeney Todd
10. Call to Arms
11. Dallas 1 PM
12. Rock 'n' Roll Gypsy
13. Rock the Nations
14. Battle Cry
15. When Doomsday Comes (Hybrid Theory)
16. Denim and Leather
17. 20,000 Ft
18. Wheels of Steel


19. Crusader
20. 747 (Strangers in the Night)
21. Power and the Glory
22. Ride Like the Wind (Chrisopher Cross cover)

Encore 2:

23. Strong Arm of the Law
24. Princess of the Night 

Brian Johnson: To Embark On "Rockers And Rollers: A Full-Throttle" Tour In February 2012

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson will embark on a short tour in February 2012 during which he will recount stories from his recently released book, "Rockers And Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir". Accompanying Brian on stage will be his two good friends from Skid Row, Rachel Bolan (bass) and Scotti Hill (guitar). The lighting and multimedia presentations that will illustrate the stories will be designed by Cosmo Wilson, who worked with Brian on the recent record-breaking AC/DC world tour.

The dates are as follows:

Feb. 07 - Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
Feb. 08 - Atlanta. GA @ Center Stage Theatre
Feb. 10 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Feb. 11 - Richmond, VA @ The National
Feb. 13 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
Feb. 15 - Millvale, PA @ Small’s Funhouse
Feb. 16 - Covington, KY @ Small's Funhouse
Feb. 18 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at ONC
Feb. 21 - Madison, WI @ Overture Center
Feb. 22 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater

Johnson recently came under fire from Christian leaders after he slammed religion as "a waste of time" in an interview Although he sang in a church choir when he was a young boy, Johnson said, "I don't believe in religion, let's put it that way. I believe all religions are bad. I think they're a waste of time. Jesus was a clever man. He wasn't the son of God. We all know that he was a very clever, wonderful man and he said, 'Church is in here, meaning you are your own church.'"

As for why he sang in the choir, Johnson said, "Was it religion? No, it was two shillings and sixpence a week!"

According to Christian Today, Pastor Drew Dixon of New Covenant Baptist Church in Albertville, Alabama, said, "Viewing Jesus this way is not an option. C.S. Lewis said you must view Jesus as liar, lunatic or Lord. There aren't any other options. You can't say Jesus was a clever man but not the Son of God because Jesus claimed to be the Son of God."

Allen Palmeri, associate editor of Baptist news journal Pathway, said, "(Jesus is) the author of Brian Johnson's musical talent. When one day he comes to the end of his showmanship on earth, he will have to face the fact that Jesus is the door to God the Father, who is there."

Johnson's views came up because he touches on them in "Rockers And Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir". The book is primarily about his love of cars, and Johnson told The Pulse Of Radio he has no desire to write a real autobiography. "I hate autobiographies," he said. "I think they're boring and rotten and I'm not interested. This was just short stories that would be funny and positive and wasn't a tell-all book. I don't like them either, 'cause it's usually just some bitter old git who wants to get his own back at everybody, you know (laughs)."

AC/DC has hinted that the band may hit the road in 2013 to celebrate their 40th anniversary, with Johnson saying that the group is scheduled to get together soon for a meeting to discuss the possibility of an anniversary tour and album.

Jason Bonham: Interviewed On "Good Day New York" (Video)

Jason Bonham was interviewed live yesterday morning (Wednesday, October 26) on "Good Day New York" . Jason discussed the creation of the popular and critically acclaimed concert Jason Bonham`s Led Zeppelin Experience — which celebrates the life and music of his father, the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. You can now watch video footage of his appearance below.

Jason Bonham`s Led Zeppelin Experience features Bonham on drums, Tony Catania on guitar and theremin, Stephen Leblanc on keyboards/pedal-steel guitars, Dorian Heartsong (in for Michael Devin) on bass and James Dylan on lead vocals. The band's powerful live performance of Led Zeppelin's classics takes concert-goers through a mesmerizing visual and aural journey as giant backdrops display iconic art and Bonham's own historical video footage and photos give the show an intimate feel. Show highlights include a heartfelt duet with Jason performing "Moby Dick" off "Led Zeppelin II" alongside his father. Jason is honored to perform 20 hand-picked favorites encompassing the band's albums including their 1969 debut "Led Zeppelin" ("Your Time Is Gonna Come", "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You"), 1969's "Led Zeppelin II" ("Thank You", "Lemon Song"); 1970's "Led Zeppelin III" ("Celebration Day"); 1970's "Led Zeppelin IV" ("When The Levee Breaks" and "Rock and Roll"); 1975's "Physical Graffiti" ("Kashmir") and many more Led Zeppelin favorites.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Aerosmith: "Rocks" 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition; All The Details

Aerosmith will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its iconic 1976 album,"Rocks", with a special edition release, due out in Japan on November 23rd. The release will coincide with Aerosmith's fall tour through Japan, kicking off Tuesday, November 22 in Kanazawa.

"Rocks" 35th-anniversary deluxe edition will include:

* "Rocks" Japan-edition CD (jewel case with a replica of a golden spine onsert for Japanese LP sleeve)
* The first Japan tour program replica (28 pages)
* The first Japan tour poster replica (Nippon Budokan version)
* The first Japan tour ticket replica (from the first show at Gunma Sport Center)
* Japanese 7" singles' artwork replicas ("Home Tonight" / "Back In The Saddle" / "Last Child")
* Four postcards of photos from the "Rocks" era

All housed in a clear, plastic case

The raw and raucous "Rocks" is the fourth album by Aerosmith, originally released on May 3rd, 1976. The LP - which featured such stand-out tracks like "Back In The Saddle", "Rats In The Cellar", "Sick As A Dog" and "Nobody's Fault" - peaked at No. 3 in the U.S., No. 14 in Canada and No. 46 in Sweden. 

Aerosmith: Steven Tyler On The Shower Incident (Audio)

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler was interviewed on the "Today"show this morning (Thursday, October 27th) about the incident on Tuesday when he fell in his hotel bathroom in Paraguay, hitting his face and losing two teeth after he apparently became dizzy due to gastrointestinal problems.

When asked by Matt Lauer if he was "clean and sober," Tyler said, "That's not the issue."

"Being in the program, it's something we have to expect," the singer said of of speculation that he may have fallen off the wagon. "People thinking that is natural and normal. We flew last night from Paraguay after that incident and we're in Argentina for two hours. And anyone who knows anyone who uses substances wouldn't be up at this hour having a talk with Matt Lauer and the rest of America. It's nothing I don't understand. It makes me a little upset. But people think that."

"So you're clean and sober? That's not the issue?" Lauer asked.

"No, it's not the issue," said Tyler, who added he had some food poisoning and also received stitches above his eye.

"Short of having my legs taken off, people are going to expect me on stage no matter what," joked Tyler. "I went out on stage last night and I wore my sunglasses for the first song. I took them off and the crowd roared. It's all about playing to the people. We rocked out. Not only did I break my face, but we broke a house record, so life is beautiful, Matt."

You can watch video footage of Tyler's appearance on "Today" below.

Aerosmith: Steven Tyler Returns With Black Eye And Two Lost Teeth (Videos)

Aerosmith returned to the stage last night (October 26th) at the Jockey Club in Asuncion, Paraguay after singer Steven Tyler fell in his hotel bathroom, hitting his face and losing two teeth after he apparently became dizzy due to gastrointestinal problems forcing the cancellation of the concert on Tuesday (October 25th). Tyler appeared on stage with a black eye and had two new teeth implanted.

Lead guitarist Joe Perry tweeted: "Steven even played harp with his busted lip my mind was blown. He put on one of his best shows ever. Aerosmith rocks on. Gotta hand it to Steven for playing the show tonight considering how sick was from food poisoning the night before. He's amazing." 

Check out more photos at this location.

KISS: To Embark On Most Ambitious Tour Ever To Support "Monster"

2012 is shaping up to be quite a year for KISS. Frontman with Stanley once again at the helm producing «Monster», KISS’ forthcoming, highly-anticipated follow-up album to the critically acclaimed Paul Stanley-produced «Sonic Boom» that debuted at number one on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart. «Monster» will be the band’s 20th studio album.

The album is currently being recorded at Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood. «Monster» will be co-produced by Greg Collins («Sonic Boom»).

In 2012, KISS will also embark on its biggest and most ambitious worldwide tour ever, spanning multiple countries and continents, in support of «Monster».

Stay tuned for more...

Track listing so far for «Monster»:
Hell or Hallelujah
Born To Be a Sinner
Out of This World (Written/to be sung by Tommy Thayer)
Are You Ready?
Wall of Sound

Glenn Hughes: Prepares To Deliver Solo Rock; New Solo Album Coming In 2012

Glenn Hughes will record his first solo album since 2007 for release in 2012, describing it as "The image of the Glenn Hughes on the Black Country Communion albums...the same Glenn that was in Deep Purple. The classic rock iconic Glenn that, let's be clear, the majority of the fans want."

Hughes was interviewed for I Heart Guitar Blog. Read the full interview here:

Excerpt: "People are going to read this and go 'Wow!' I'm thinking about doing a solo thing. I haven't really gone public and said it but you asked me the question and I told you I would tell you the truth. I'm really thinking about making a Glenn album early next year. It's been four years since I entered the studio for F.U.N.K, but my hat now has been very much thrown into the rock ring. What I will do, Peter, on the next Glenn album, is portray the image of the Glenn Hughes on the Black Country Communion albums. Because it's the same Glenn that was in Deep Purple, really. The classic rock iconic Glenn that, let's be clear, the majority of the fans want. The F.U.N.K. album was very well recorded and I love the songs, but that's for a cultured audience and a different kind of audience. It's more of a cult audience, if you will. But my audience now with BCC and a lot of my fans are rockers, man, so it's time to rock. So the next album, Peter, will be a rock record."

Thin Lizzy: "Live At The BBC" Box Set; All The Details; Track List

This incredible archive represents a great set of previously unreleased recordings in the Lizzy catalogue. The collection has been brought together by trawling the BBC archives, but also by inviting contributions from fans. The BBC had a habit of wiping tapes after they were broadcast which has meant that some of the Corporation’s output has been lost forever. However thanks to fans recording broadcasts at home a couple of gems have been reclaimed here for this set.

This collection brings together a raft of sessions and live recordings from throughout the band’s career. Included also is a DVD of the bands sought after appearances on Top of the Pops and the Old Grey Whistle Test a well as concerts from throughout the band’s career. This is a first for the band as these recordings have never been available in one place before. With comprehensive notes by Classic Rock’s Malcolm Dome who tells the story of the bands history at the BBC.


Look What The Wind Just Blew In (Sounds Of The Seventies, 1971)

Return Of The Farmers Son (Sounds Of The Seventies, 1971)

Whiskey In The Jar (John Peel Session, 1972)

Suicide (John Peel Session, 1972)

Black Boys On The Corner (John Peel Session, 1972)

Saga Of The Ageing Orphan (John Peel Session, 1972)

Vagabond Of The Western World (John Peel Session, 1973)

Gonna Creep Up On You (John Peel Session, 1973)

Little Girl In Bloom (John Peel Session, 1973)

Randolph’s Tango (John Peel Session, 1973)

The Rocker (John Peel Session, 1973)

Slow Blues (John Peel Session, 1973)

Randolph’s Tango (Bob Harris Session, 1973)

Little Girl In Bloom (Bob Harris Session, 1973)

The Rocker (Bob Harris Session, 1973)


Little Girl In Bloom (Rock On Session, 1974)

Little Darling (Rock On Session, 1974)

Showdown (Rock On Session, 1974)

Sitamoia (Bob Harris Session, 1974)

Little Darling (Bob Harris Session, 1974)

Slow Blues (Bob Harris Session, 1974)

Showdown (Bob Harris Session, 1974)

It's Only Money (John Peel Session, 1974)

Little Darling (John Peel Session, 1974)

Still In Love With You (John Peel Session, 1974)

Black Boys On The Corner (John Peel Session, 1974)

Sitamoia (John Peel Session, 1974)

She Knows (John Peel Session, 1974)

It's Only Money (John Peel Session, 1974)

Sha La La (John Peel Session, 1974)

Philomena (John Peel Session, 1974)


Dear Heart (Bob Harris Session, 1974)

Banshee (Bob Harris Session, 1974)

Half Caste (John Peel Session, 1975)

Rosalie (John Peel Session, 1975)

Suicide (John Peel Session, 1975)

Emerald (John Peel Session, 1976)

The Warrior (John Peel Session, 1976)

Cowboy Song (John Peel Session, 1976)

Jailbreak (John Peel Session, 1976)

Don't Believe A Word (John Peel Session, 1976)

Johnny (John Peel Session, 1976)

Fools Gold (John Peel Session, 1976)

Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed (John Peel Session, 1976)

Killer Without A Cause (John Peel Session, 1977)

Bad Reputation (John Peel Session, 1977)

That Woman’s Gonna Break Your Heart (John Peel Session, 1977)

Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In A Spotlight) (John Peel Session, 1977)

Downtown Sundown (John Peel Session, 1977)


The Rocker (Live In Concert, 1973)

Things Ain't Working Out Down At The Farm (Live In Concert, 1973)

Slow Blues (Live In Concert, 1973)

Gonna Creep Up On You (Live In Concert, 1973)

Suicide (Live In Concert, 1973)

She Knows (Live In Concert, 1974)

It's Only Money (Live In Concert, 1974)

Still In Love With You (Live In Concert, 1974)

Showdown (Live In Concert, 1974)

Rock N Roll With You (Live In Concert, 1974)

Baby Drives Me Crazy (Live In Concert, 1974)


Angel Of Death (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1981)

Renegade (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1981)

Hollywood (Down On Your Luck) (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1981)

The Pressure Will Blow (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1981)

Killer On The Loose (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1981)

The Boys Are Back In Town (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1981)

Are You Ready (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1981)

Baby Drives Me Crazy (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1981)

Emerald (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1981)


Introduction (Live at the Regal Theatre, 1983)

Jailbreak (Live at the Regal Theatre, 1983)

This Is The One (Live at the Regal Theatre, 1983)

Cold Sweat (Live at the Regal Theatre, 1983)

The Sun Goes Down (Live at the Regal Theatre, 1983)

The Holy War (Live at the Regal Theatre, 1983)

The Boys Are Back In Town (Live at the Regal Theatre, 1983)

Rosalie (Live at the Regal Theatre, 1983)

Baby Please Don’t Go (Live at the Regal Theatre, 1983)

Still In Love With You (Live at the Regal Theatre, 1983)

Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In A Spotlight) (Live at the Regal Theatre, 1983)

Baby Drives Me Crazy (Live at the Regal Theatre, 1983)


The Boys Are Back In Town (Live at The Rainbow, 1979)

Emerald (Live at The Rainbow, 1979)

Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In A Spotlight) (Live at The Rainbow, 1979)

Massacre (Live at The Rainbow, 1979)

Still In Love With You (Live at The Rainbow, 1979)

Don’t Believe A Word (Live at The Rainbow, 1979)

Are You Ready? (Live at The Rainbow, 1979)

Sha La La (Live at The Rainbow, 1979)

Baby Drives Me Crazy (Live at The Rainbow, 1979)

Me And The Boys (Live at The Rainbow, 1979)

Jailbreak (Live at The Regal Theatre, 1983)

This In The One (Live at The Regal Theatre, 1983)

Cold Sweat (Live at The Regal Theatre, 1983)

The Sun Goes Down (Live at The Regal Theatre, 1983)

The Holy War (Live at The Regal Theatre, 1983)

The Boys Are Back In Town (Live at The Regal Theatre, 1983)

Rosalie (Live at The Regal Theatre, 1983)

Baby Please Don't Go (Live at The Regal Theatre, 1983)

Whiskey In The Jar (Live on Top Of The Pops, 1973)

Jailbreak (Live on Top Of The Pops, 1976)

Don't Believe A Word (Live on Top Of The Pops, 1976)

Dancing In The Moonlight (Live on Top Of The Pops, 11/08/77)

Dancing In The Moonlight (Live on Top Of The Pops, 25/08/77)

Rosalie (Cowgirl Song) (Live on Top Of The Pops, 11/05/78)

Rosalie (Cowgirl Song) (Live on Top Of The Pops, 22/06/78)

Waiting For An Alibi (Live on Top Of The Pops, 1979)

Sarah (Live on Top Of The Pops, 1979)

Chinatown (Live on Top Of The Pops, 1980)

Are You Ready (Live on Top Of The Pops, 30/04/81)

Are You Ready (Live on Top Of The Pops, May 1981)

Back On The Streets (Live on The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1979)

Don't Believe A Word (Live on The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1979)

Ode To A Black Man (Live on The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1981)

Somebody Else's Dream (Live on The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1981)

Renegade (Live on Three Of A Kind, 1983)