10/16/18 Dead Daisies New Single and European Tour
“Can’t Take It With You” is the latest single of their album Burn It Down and it was released last week. The band is preparing to join the KISS Cruise VIII prior to a run of festival and headlining dates through November and December in the UK and Europe. To make things extra special, at their headlining shows, the first 50 fans in line will get a Meet & Greet and “Daisyland” Acoustic Set. That’s worth showing up early for! More info can be found on their website.
10/16/18 Train to Release Greatest Hits
On November 9, Train will do what they have long avoided - release a greatest hits compilation. It will consist of 16 of the songs that made the band what they are along with a cover of Careless Whisper featuring Kenny G. The album is available for pre-order at the band’s website, along with some pre-order merchandise bundles. Singer Pat Monahan promises to be back in a few weeks with more news.
10/17/18 Joe Perry Returns to the Road
In support of his solo album Sweetzerland Manifesto, Joe Perry will be returning to the road for ten shows, mostly in early December. His band features Aerosmith bandmate Brad Whitford, and Gary Cherone of Extreme. VIP packages are also available, and include a meet & greet, Q&A session and soundcheck party. More info can be found on Joe’s website.
10/18/18 Frank Hannon Releases Cover Video of “Hush”
The Tesla guitarist has quite an active solo career and his latest project includes “multiple albums of cover songs, tributes and collaborations.” The Deep Purple tune, “Hush” is featured on the latest release, From one place… to Another! Vol. 2, and features Randy Hansen (Jimi Hendrix tribute guitarist). The song displays Hannon’s outstanding guitar work, and the rest of the album will be equally gratifying, no doubt. Pre-order information and special offers can be found on the website.
10/25/18 Mark Slaughter, Lance Lopez Get Grammy Nods
Both artists have been nominated in the first round of voting for the 61st Grammy Awards.
Mark Slaughter was nominated for the category Best Rock Performance for his album Halfway There.
Lance Lopez was nominated for the category Best Contemporary Blues Album for Tell The Truth.
Congratulations and good luck to them both!
10/26/18 New Release by Icarus Witch Out Today
The latest release by Icarus Witch, Goodbye Cruel World, is finally out. You can support the Pittsburgh based metal band by purchasing the album from your local store or at the band's website. They will be playing an album release party on Oct. 27 at Get Hip Recordings in Pittsburgh. Details are also on their website. Icarus Witch
11/9/18 Iron Maiden Announces 2019 U.S. Tour
The Legacy of the Beast Tour will head to the States in the summer of 2019. The European leg of the tour featured a larger than life stage show and one heck of a set list, so the U.S. can expect the same. The Raven Age will open on all dates and tickets go on sale November 16 for the fan club and other pre-sales and November 19 for everyone else. VIP packages will be available. Check the band's website for the latest news on the tour.
11/11/18 Joe Perry Hospitalized After Guest Performance
The Aerosmith guitarist had just performed with Billy Joel at his Madison Square Garden show when he reported feeling short of breath. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital where he was reported alert and responsive. He will be unable to appear at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp and apologized to fans, but is expected to be back on the road as expected later this month.
11/13/18 Train Announces Summer Tour with The Goo Goo Dolls
The band, who just released a greatest hits compilation and a cover of “Careless Whisper” with Kenny G, will be teaming up with The Goo Goo Dolls for a U.S. tour this summer. Tickets are on sale now for the dates that start in Auburn, WA on June 7th and end on August 17th in Mansfield, MA. More info can be found on the band’s website.
11/14/18 Whitesnake Announces Headlining Tour
The band is releasing a new album entitled Flesh & Blood in 2019 on Frontiers Records. Several festival dates had previously been announced, but they now have a list of headlining dates in the U.S., spanning April and May. Tickets are on sale now and VIP packages are available. More information can be found on the band’s website.
11/20/18 Three Tremors Announce Debut Album
The band features Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Dio Disciples), Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin (Jag Panzer, Satan’s Host, Titan Force) and Sean “The Hell Destroyer” Peck (Cage, Denner/Shermann, Death Dealer), three of metal’s vocal heavy-hitters. The self-titled album will be out Jan. 18, 2019, will feature all three singers on every track, and will include various metal styles. Metal fans can check out Pledge Music for special purchasing options.
11/23/18 Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Teases New Album/Tour
Fresh off the Lay It On Down world tour (120 shows in 12 countries), the KWS Band has dropped hints of a new album, a U.S./European tour with Beth Hart and a co-headlining tour with Buddy Guy for 2019. They also let out some info on upcoming features on the Kenny Wayne Shepherd YouTube Channel - Blues From The Backroads TV (BBRtv) will premier in December with music videos and special features, plus special content for 11Club members. Check the band’s website for more info.
1/11/19 The Who Planning New Album and Tour in 2019
For the first time in more than a decade, The Who plans to release a new studio album. Guitarist Pete Townshend apparently insisted on a new album release first before hitting the road again and states he has 15 demos already completed. Singer Roger Daltry has not yet added his part. While no dates have been confirmed, the proposal is for a 30 date arena tour of North America. Keep an eye on the band’s website for more info as it comes available: https://www.thewho.com
1/11/19 The End Machine Releases New Video For “Alive Today”
Featuring George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown, all of Dokken, along with Robert Mason of Warrant and Lynch Mob fame, the band’s self titled album is set to be released on March 22. Their first single, “Alive Today” has just been released on video. The band’s Facebook page has full information on how to order the album and where to see the video: https://www.facebook.com/TheEndMachine/
1/11/19 Three Tremors Announce Summer Tour
Sean “The Hell Destroyer” Peck, Tim “Ripper” Owens” and Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin, have announced a U.S. tour in support of their debut album due out on Jan. 18, 2019. The tour starts Feb. 14 in Seattle, WA, and winds up March 11 in Pittsburgh, PA. The band completed a European tour in September and they received such great feedback that they knew they had to follow-up with a U.S tour. More info on the tour can be found at the band's website here: http://www.thethreetremors.com
1/9/19 Def Leppard Announces Canadian Tour
Def Leppard hits the road again with Tesla, this time for eleven dates in Canada in July. Starting 7/12/19 in Halifax, NS and winding up 7/31/19 in Calgary, AB, the tour will be fresh off the band’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Fan club tickets and VIP packages are on sale now, with general on-sales starting Jan. 18, 2019. Check out the Def Leppard web site for a complete list of dates and ticket info: http://www.defleppard.com/def-leppard-hits-canada-summer/
12/26/18 Underground Thieves Latest Single and Video
The 8-piece band, led by Silvertide’s Nick Perri, has just released their sixth single/video entitled “Fall”. The tune and video both have a hypnotic quality, with a sound a bit like Pink Floyd. Perri laid out a plan with the band to release 12 “chapters”, each song being a chapter in the musical story that showcases the talents of the various collaborators in the band. Once the 12 have been released, the whole will be compiled into a full-length album. Check out the band’s website for their latest chapter, as well as all the previous releases: https://www.undergroundthieves.com
12/15/18 KWS Band Announces Spring Tour with Beth Hart
This was a fantastic pairing during KWS’s Lay It On Down Tour and the two bands will be back together for seven dates in April. Houston, Tulsa, Mesa, San Diego, Henderson, NV, Anaheim and Denver - tickets are on sale and going fast. Specific dates, VIP info and ticket links can be found here: https://www.kennywayneshepherd.net/tour
12/10/18 Hair In The Fair Festival July 11-14 2019
Taking place in Welland, Ontario, the inaugural event boasts such artists as Sebastian Bach, Vince Neil, Ratt, Tom Keifer, Quiet Riot, Jackyl, Slaughter, Black ’N Blue, XYZ, Autograph, L.A. Guns and a number of regional artists. The festival promises to be a hard-hitter and is one of several dubbed the “Rock The Roses” concert series. More info can be found here: https://rocktheroses.ca/concerts/hair-in-the-fair/
12/3/18 Judas Priest Announces Spring/Summer 2019 North American Tour
Since the release of Firepower, fans apparently can’t get enough of the band, so they are heading back out on the road. This time, they will team up with Uriah Heep for 32 shows in North America. The tour will start on May 3 in Hollywood, FL, and will finish up in Las Vegas on June 29. For a full list of dates and ticketing information, check out the band’s website: http://judaspriest.com
1/14/19 The Who Announces 2019 Tour
Just a few days after teasing plans for a tour and a new album, The Who has officially announced the details of the tour. Dubbed the “MOVING ON!” tour, the duo of Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will join forces with an orchestra for 29 arena dates in North America. In addition to the orchestra, the familiar faces that have toured with the band before will be back. The first leg of the tour will start in Grand Rapids, MI on May 7 and end on June 1 in Toronto, ON. The second leg will commence in the fall on Sept. 6 in St. Paul, MN and end on Oct. 23 in Edmonton, AB. Tickets go on sale to the general public thru Live Nation on Jan. 18, and VIP packages will also be available. https://www.thewho.com/the-who-announce-2019-north-american-moving-on-tour/
1/15/19 Billy Idol Announces Additional 2019 Tour Dates
“Turned On, Tuned In and Unplugged”! That’s the name of the new tour that will see Billy Idol and Steve Stevens performing as duo. Fans can expect intimate settings, deeper cuts and a storyteller type setting. The 16 dates start on March 3 in Vancouver, BC and end April 4 in Red Bank, NJ. Tickets are on sale to the general public on Jan. 18 and will included Meet & Greet opportunities. More info and a complete list of dates can be found here: http://billyidol.net/billy-idol-steve-stevens-turned-on-tuned-in-and-unplugged-dates-announced/
1/15/19 Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Announces Tour Dates with Buddy Guy
Following the Legendary Blues Cruise in February, dates in April with Beth Hart Band, and some time entertaining fans in Germany, KWS will spend some of June sharing the stage with blues legend Buddy Guy. Only seven dates are currently on the KWS website, scattered in the NE, with ticket sales going live to the general public on Jan. 18. With talk of a new album this summer, more tour dates may be forthcoming, so be sure to keep an eye on the KWS website for further info and details: https://www.kennywayneshepherd.net
1/22/19 Huey Lewis Plans Release of 10th Studio Album
It has been nearly two decades since the band released any original music, though they did put out a set of covers in 2009 called Soulsville. The new album is slated to be released in the spring by BMG and the band reports that they “honestly feel that it’s among our best work.” It is still unclear whether the band will be able to tour following Huey Lewis’ diagnosis of Meniere’s disease last year. The disorder of the inner ear causes problems with balance and hearing, and left Lewis unable to sing, forcing the cancelation of the band’s tour. Having the new record leaves fans hopeful that some shows will follow. Check the website for more info: http://www.hueylewisandthenews.com
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