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1/23/19 Foreigner Looks for the Fan Who Inspired "Juke Box Hero"
Lou Gramm and Mick Jones wrote the song after an encounter with a young fan they met waiting by the backstage door, by himself, in the pouring rain. They invited him in and gave him a glimpse of what goes on backstage. The song came about after this encounter, seeing how dedicated the fan was, and mesmerized by the whole experience. In conjunction with their Juke Box Hero musical, the band has launched a search for that fan, offering a VIP experience at the premiere of the musical if he can be found. Knowing that the fan may never be found, there is also a contest where you can plead your case that you are the most dedicated fan. To find out how to enter the contest, or if you are the REAL Juke Box Here, check out the info here.
1/29/19 Vinnie Vincent Cancels His Comeback Shows
After canceling the shows that had been planned for December, and after some line-up changes, including replacing singer Robert Fleischman with Jim Crean, the two shows scheduled for Feb. in Nashville have now been canceled. While some fans aren’t terribly surprised by this development, the promoter seems to be and has indicated that the matter has been turned over to their attorney. Refunds for tickets purchased will be issued.
1/29/19 Ozzy Osbourne Postpones U.K and European Tour
Ozzy can’t catch a break with this tour. Last fall, he had to postpone dates due to a staph infection in his thumb that required surgery. Now he’s dealing with the flu and bronchitis and his doctors have ordered him to stay off the road fearing pneumonia could result. Reports are that the dates will be rescheduled. No More Tours 2 picks up again in March in Australia, followed by dates in North-America in May, then shows in New Zealand and Japan. Keep up with all of the latest at his website here.
1/30/19 Ace Frehley: “The Gloves Are Off!!"
Gene Simmons spoke rather badly of both Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in a recent Guitar World interview. Speaking to whether either would be asked back for the farewell tour, Simmons indicated that they might be welcomed for a song or two, but that neither could be depended on to play whole shows, implying that drugs or alcohol may still be an issue. Frehley was quick to fire back, calling Simmons a sex addict, among other things, and accusing him of slander and inappropriate behavior toward his wife. Frehley indicated that the gloves were now off before demanding an apology.
2/4/19 Tail Winds Music Festival Announced
The festival is set to be held at the Hudson Valley Regional Airport, Wappingers Falls, NY on June 29 and it will benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Chris Robinson Brotherhood is the headliner, with additional appearances by Black Stone Cherry, Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime, King’s X and Sass Jordan. There will also be dining opportunities with food trucks and craft beer vendors. General admission and VIP experience tickets are both available. See the festival website for more info: tailwindsmusicfest.com
2/8/19 A New Revenge to Release Debut Album
Supergroup A New Revenge will be releasing their debut album titled Enemies & Lovers on March 29. Comprised of Tim ‘Ripper” Owens on vocals, Keri Kelli on guitars, Rudy Sarzo on bass and James Kottak on drums, the band truly deserves the “supergroup” moniker, thanks to all of their combined experience with top-selling bands. There is a U.S. tour planned in support of the album, with hopes of adding European dates later in the year. The first single, “The Way” is out on video (with Phil Soussan filling on bass for the shoot), and can be seen here. Check out the band's website for more information: anewrevenge.com