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Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers & Ann Wilson Announce The “Stars Align” Tour

Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Heart’s Ann Wilson have announced a North American summer tour.  They’ll play a total on 19 dates on the Stars Align Tour, kicking off in West Valley City on July 18 and wrapping up in Tampa on August 26.  Beck saId in a statement: “I always enjoy touring the US in the summer and joining with Paul and Ann Wilson should make for quite an exciting night.” Tickets will go on sale from 10am local time on Friday, February 2 via LiveNation. . ...Read Full Story

Primus And Mastodon To Join Forces For U.S. Tour

Primus will join forces with Mastodon for a late spring/early summer tour of the U.S.  Kicking off May 6 at Red Rocks, the tour will cross the country and back, with stops at Austin 360 Amphitheater, The Fox in Atlanta, Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, Northerly Island in Chicago, Greek Theaters in San Francisco and Los Angeles and many more before ending July 7 in Phoenix.  Primus’s ninth studio album, “The Desaturating Seven,” is being well-received and marks the return of singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander, for its first album of original music since 1995. Pre-sale tickets start Tuesday, January 30 local time (password: Goblins) and general onsale is Friday, February 2.. ...Read Full Story

Bob Seger Releases Previously Unheard Song Titled ‘Finding Out’

Bob Seger has just released a previously unheard track called “Finding Out,” which was intended for 2006’s Face the Promise album but didn’t make the cut. Seger is now offering the song as a free download on his website. The song was first started more than a dozen years ago but finally completed during the sessions for I Knew You When, Seger’s most recent LP which was released last year. In an interview with the Detroit Free Press back in 2003, Seger said that “Finding Out” was a new track for his then-upcoming album. “I’ve got a ballad on the new album called ‘Finding Out,’ where I really nailed the lyric,” he said at the time. Just this past fall, Seger was forced to postpone his 19-date tour that was planned to precede to the November release of his 10th studio album due to back surgery. But he’s on the road to recovery and hoping to get back on tour soon.. ...Read Full Story

Stars Honor Fleetwood Mac At MusiCares Person Of The Year Show

Many artists took to the stage at Radio City Music Hall on Friday, two days before the 2018 Grammy Awards, to pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year event.  Artists such as Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Keith Urban, Harry Styles, Little Big Town and Jared Leto were among those who performed covers of the legendary blues rock band’s songs. Former President Bill Clinton presented the blues rock band with their MusiCares Person of the Year award. The group is the first band to win the annual award, which is usually given to a solo artist.  The former president is a longtime fan of Fleetwood Mac and had chosen the band’s 1977 song “Don’t Stop” as the theme song for his 1992 presidential campaign, which they also performed at his inauguration. “They let me use it as a theme song and I have been trying to live by it ever since,” Clinton told the audience.. ...Read Full Story

Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Posts Video After Hospital Visit

Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan disclosed last week he underwent some form of medical treatment. However, he did not provide specifics on his ailment. He posted a picture to Instagram of an IV going into his left arm, saying “Sometimes rock and roll has its costs.  But it does occur to me sitting here that my aim is to make peace with my family first, and then spend whatever time I have left here making peace with God.”   Later that day, he uploaded a video of him repeatedly singing “I’m fine” while playing piano chords. He then unveiled another picture of his back covered with welts, saying it came from “yesterday’s cupping session.”  Smashing Pumpkins are reportedly planning a tour to begin in July that brings guitarist James Iha back in to the band with Corgan and original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. The group’s founding bassist, D’arcy Wretzky, who split with the band in 1999, revealed that she is not taking part in the reunion.. ...Read Full Story

Pearl Jam To Play Seven ‘Home’ And ‘Away’ Shows This Summer

Pearl Jam will hit the road for a short set of US Home and Away tour dates this summer, hitting up stadiums in four different cities. The Home shows, which were announced earlier this week, mark their first appearance in their hometown in five years. As well as two dates Safeco Field in Seattle on August 8th and 10th,  the band will also be playing at the Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana on August 13th, with two dates at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on August 18th and 20th and another two at Boston’s Fenway Park on September 2nd and 4th. Their Seattle shows will be a charitable venture for the group, with them pledging $1 million towards local homelessness campaigns. They plan to raise at least $10 million this year towards similar initiatives.. ...Read Full Story

Lynyrd Skynyrd Announce “Last of the Street Survivors” Farewell Tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd announced it is going to embark on a farewell tour. Rolling Stone reports that the band members made the announcement Thursday. The tour begins May 4 in West Palm Beach, Florida, and ends Sept. 1 in Atlanta.  Special guests will join the Southern rock band along the way, including  Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Bad Company, the Charlie Daniels Band, the Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot. The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour will have stops in Tampa, Cleveland, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Mansfield, Massachusetts. Tickets go on sale Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. local time.  More information on VIP tickets and tour dates can be found at LynyrdSkynyrd.com. . ...Read Full Story

Led Zeppelin Are Reissuing Their Triple-Disc Live Album ‘How The West Was Won’

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of their founding, Led Zeppelin has decided to return to one of the most celebrated live releases, How The West Was Won, by giving fans a remastered take on the triple-cd set that was first issued in 2003. This new version of How The West Was Won will be overseen by guitarist Jimmy Page. The album collects two concerts the band performed in the Los Angeles area in 1972, one at the Forum in Inglewood on June 25, and another gig down south at the Long Beach Arena two nights later.  The remastered version of How The West Was Won is set to come in a variety of formats, including a super deluxe box set that comes with both the three-CD set.  Set to be released this March, you can pre-order How The West Was Won on the band’s official website.. ...Read Full Story

ZZ Top Announce “Viva Las Vegas” Residency

ZZ Top are back in action and will soon be going Vegas with the announcement that they will be launching a brand new six-date residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The special Viva Las Vegas dates will be kicking off at the venue on April 20th and concluding on April 28th, which shows also scheduled for the 21st, 22nd, 25th and 27th. Tickets will be going on sale at 10am this Friday, January 26th. The residency follows the band being forced off the road due to bass player Dusty Hill’s health issues.. ...Read Full Story

Former Judas Priest Drummer Dave Holland Dead At 69

Former Judas Priest and Trapeze drummer Dave Holland has died at the age of 69. The news was confirmed by former Priest guitarist KK Downing on Facebook, who says: “It is with deep regret that I have to accept the sudden and unexpected news that Dave Holland has passed away.” Holland joined Judas Priest in 1979 and went on to appear on many of the band’s classic records including British Steel, Screaming For Vengeance and Turbo. However in 2004, Holland was convicted of attempting to rape a 17-year-old with learning difficulties who he’d been giving drum lessons to. Holland was found guilty of one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecent assault, and was jailed for eight years in the UK and moved to Spain following his release. No cause of death has been reported.. ...Read Full Story