Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film FestivalA special screening of rare archival footage of Bruce Springsteen has been added to the lineup of the 2019 Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, which runs from April 25 through April 28 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
The film event, dubbed The Springsteen Archives, will take place on Saturday, April 27, at 4 p.m. ET at the Paramount Theatre. Filmmaker Thom Zimny, who directed the Springsteen on Broadway Netflix special and other Bruce-related flicks, will present the screening. Chris Phillips, editor of the Springsteen fan site Backstreets, will moderate a panel discussion afterward.
Among the other movies being shown during the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival: the documentaries David Crosby: Remember My Name and Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am?, which will screen April 27 at the Paramount Theatre, at 7 p.m. and 12 p.m. ET, respectively.
David Crosby and Remember My Name co-producer Cameron Crowe will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening of that film.
Funds raised by the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival go to provide music education, instruments, and social connection opportunities for in-need children in the Asbury Park area.
Visit APMFF.org for more info, and to check out a full schedule for the festival.
The episodes will find the pop-rock legend and his clan taking part in a Money family reunion in New York with Eddie's brothers and sisters, playing a sold-out concert in the Detroit area, going on a bowling excursion, vacationing in South Dakota, and welcoming a new pet into their home -- a Great Dane puppy named Bette.
Real Money follows the adventures and trials of Eddie; his wife, Laurie; his five children, Zach, Joe, Jesse, Dez and Julian -- most of whom play in their dad's band -- and the family's many dogs.
Meanwhile, Eddie will celebrate his 70th birthday on Thursday, March 21. The singer will mark the occasion with a concert in Westbury, New York, which will feature special guest John Waite.
Money has over a dozen more North American shows on his 2019 tour itinerary. Here are all of the confirmed dates, according to EddieMoney.com:
3/21 -- Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury 3/22 -- Reading, PA, Santander Performing Arts Center 3/29 -- Lima, OH, Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center 3/30 -- Mashantucket, CT, Foxwoods Resort Casino 4/5 -- The Villages, FL, Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center 4/6 -- New Port Richey, FL, Chasco Fiesta 4/12 -- Hampton Beach, NH, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 4/13 -- Rahway, NJ, Union County Performing Arts Center 5/3 -- Ferndale, WA, Silver Reef Casino 5/11 -- Washington, PA, The Meadows Resort & Casino 5/18 -- Shipshewana, IN, Blue Gate Theatre 5/25 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre 6/13 -- Frederick, MD, The Weinberg Center for the Arts 6/29 -- Aurora, IL, RiverEdge Park 8/9 -- Grand Forks, BC, Canada, James Donaldson Park
ABC/Randy HolmesMembers of Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer appear in Murder in the Front Row, a new documentary about the '80s thrash metal scene in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The film is directed by Adam Dubin, who also directed Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" video, and co-directed Beastie Boys' "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" and "No Sleep 'til Brooklyn" clips.
"It's not just a film about heavy metal," Dubin says of the doc. "It's about people. It's hard music with a warm, fuzzy beating heart."
Among the other musicians featured in the movie are members of Anthrax, Exodus and Testament. The film is narrated by comic and actor Brian Posehn.
You can watch a trailer for the movie now on YouTube.
Murder in the Front Row will premiere in San Francisco on April 20. It's based on a 2012 photo-journal of the same name, which also documented the SF thrash scene. The title comes from a lyric in the Exodus song "Bonded by Blood."
UMEDuff McKagan has announced the details of his next solo album. It's called Tenderness, and will arrive on May 31.
Tenderness features the previously released title track, as well as a new song called "Chip Away," which you can download now via digital outlets.
"'Chip Away' is somewhat of a rail against cable news and divisive agendas…all for the almighty dollar," says McKagan in a statement. "The song also highlights the fact that history repeats itself over and over, and that we will all get past this, together."
The Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist will kick off a U.S. tour in support of Tenderness May 30 in Philadelphia. Visit DuffOnline.com for ticket info.
Here's the Tenderness track list:
"Tenderness" "It’s Not Too Late" "Wasted Heart" "Falling Down" "Last September" "Chip Away" "Cold Outside" "Feel" "Breaking Rocks" "Parkland" "Don't Look Behind You"
And here are Duff's tour dates:
5/30 -- Philadelphia, PA, TLA 5/31 -- Washington, DC, City Winery 6/1 -- Boston, MA, City Winery 6/3 -- New York, NY, Irving Plaza 6/6 -- Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall 6/8 -- Nashville, TN, The Cannery 6/10 -- Austin, TX, Scoot Inn 6/13 -- Los Angeles, CA, El Rey Theater 6/14 -- San Francisco, CA, Great American Music Hall 6/15 -- Portland, OR, Aladdin 6/16 -- Seattle, WA, The Showbox
ABKCO Films/Screenvision MediaA restored version of the star-studded 1968 Rolling Stones concert special Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus will be screened in select theaters across the U.S. on April 1, 2, 3 and 4. The program will be shown via Dolby Vision laser projection system and features Dolby Atmos surround-sound audio.
Rock and Roll Circus originally was intended to air on BBC TV, but was shelved until 1996 because Rolling Stones weren't happy with their performance.
In addition to The Stones' original lineup playing such memorable songs as "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Sympathy for the Devil," the special also featured The Who, Jethro Tull, Marianne Faithfull and one-off supergroup The Dirty Mac, made up of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Mitch Mitchell.
The Jethro Tull lineup seen on Rock and Roll Circus features founding Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, and is the only time he ever performed with Tull. The special also marked the last time founding Stones guitarist Brian Jones played with the group.
Robert Plant; David Wolff-Patrick/Getty ImagesThe Killers, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plantand theSensational Shape Shifters, and Greta Van Fleet are among the acts playing the Woodstock 50 Music and Arts Fair in August.
Also appearing will be original Woodstock ’69 performers Santana and the Grateful Dead spinoff group Dead & Company, as well as David Crosby and Friends, John Fogerty, Canned Heat, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian, and Melanie.
The Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, Portugal. The Man, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Gary Clark Jr. and many others are also on the official lineup of more than 80 musical acts, announced Tuesday.
The event takes place August 16 to 18 at Watkins Glen International Speedway in Watkins Glen, New York, about an hour and a half away from the original site of the 1969 Woodstock festival.
“We’ve lined up artists who won’t just entertain but will remind the world that music has the power to bring people together, to heal, to move us to action and to tell the stories of a generation,” says Michael Lang, who co-founded the 1969 festival and produced the 2019 Woodstock festivals. “Our hope is that today, just as in 1969, music will be the constant that can inspire positive change.”
Details are on the festival's official website. Here's the schedule:
Friday, August 16: The Killers, Miley Cyrus, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Run The Jewels, The Head and The Heart, Maggie Rogers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bishop Briggs, Anderson East, Akon, Princess Nokia, Grandson, Fever 333, Larkin Poe, Dorothy, Flora Cash, Brian Cadd, Ninet Tayeb and more.
Saturday, August. 17: Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, Greta Van Fleet, Portugal. The Man, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Dawes, Margo Price, Nahko and Medicine for the People, India.Arie, Jade Bird, Rival Sons, Emily King, Soccer Mommy, SiR, Taylor Bennett, Amy Helm, Courtney Hadwin, Pearl, John-Robert, IAMDDB. and more.
Sunday August 18: Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Cage the Elephant, Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monáe, Young the Giant, Courtney Barnett, Common, Vince Staples, Judah and The Lion, Earl Sweatshirt, Boygenius, Reignwolf, The Zombies, Pussy Riot, Cherry Glazerr, Leven Kali, The Marcus King Band, Victory, Hollis Brown, John Craigie, Amigo The Devil, Liz Brasher and more.
Varèse SarabandeThe Zombies, who will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame later this month, recently released a five-LP vinyl box set titled The Complete Studio Recordings that features 62 tracks from the band's 1960s heyday.
The remastered collection includes the only two U.S. studio albums released by the British Invasion band's original lineup, 1965's She's Not There/Tell Her No and 1968's Odessey & Oracle, as well as two compilations -- the newly created R.I.P. and 1965's I Love You, which only was issued in the U.K. and Japan. Rounding out the box set is Oddities & Extras, a collection of rare singles and U.K.-only album cuts.
Oddities & Extras boasts new notes written by acclaimed archival producer/engineer Andrew Sandoval. The five discs are pressed on high-quality 180-gram vinyl.
Meanwhile, founding Zombies bassist Chris White will release a compilation of previously unreleased tracks called The Chris White Experience (Volume One) on March 29, the very day the group is inducted into the Rock Hall. The 13-track album features recordings spanning from 1977 to 2015, and includes demos, studio collaborations and other unheard gems.
Various well-known musicians contributed to the tracks, including White's Zombies band mates Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent and Hugh Grundy; ex-Procol Harum keyboardist Matthew Fisher; Argent members Jim Rodford, Bob Henrit, Russ Ballard and John Verity; former Humble Pie guitarist Clem Clempson; and Styx drummer Todd Sucherman.
In addition to playing bass for The Zombies, White co-produced and wrote most of the songs on the group's classic album Odessey & Oracle. After the band's 1967 split, he went on to co-produce all of the band Argent's albums and co-wrote most of that group's songs.
Here's the track list of The Zombies' The Complete Studio Recordings box set:
Disc 1: She's Not There/Tell Her No
Side One "She's Not There" "Summertime" "It's Alright with Me" "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"/"Bring It On Home to Me" "Sometimes" "Woman"
Side Two "Tell Her No" "I Don't Want to Know" "Work 'n' Play" "Can't Nobody Love You" "What More Can I Do" "Got My Mojo Working"
Disc 2: I Love You
Side One "The Way I Feel Inside" "How We Were Before" "Is This the Dream" "Whenever You're Ready" "Woman" "You Make Me Feel Good"
Side Two "Gotta Get a Hold of Myself" "Indication" "Don't Go Away" "I Love You" "Leave Me Be" "She's Not There"
Disc 3: Odessey & Oracle
Side One "Care of Cell 44" "A Rose for Emily" "Maybe After He's Gone" "Beechwood Park" "Brief Candles" "Hung Up on a Dream"
Side Two "Changes" "I Want Her She Wants Me" "This Will Be Our Year" "Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)" "Friends of Mine" "Time of the Season"
Disc 4: R.I.P.
Side One "She Loves the Way They Love Her" "Imagine the Swan" "Smokey Day" "Girl Help Me" "I Could Spend the Day" "Conversation off Floral Street"
Side Two "If It Don't Work Out" "I'll Call You Mine" "I'll Keep Trying" "I Know She Will" "Don't Cry for Me" "Walking in the Sun"
Disc 5: Oddities & Extras
Side One "Kind of Girl" "She's Coming Home" "I Must Move" "I Want You Back Again" "I Can't Make Up My Mind" "I Remember When I Loved Her" "I'm Going Home"
Side Two "Remember You" "Just Out of Reach" "Nothing's Changed" "Goin' Out of My Head" "She Does Everything for Me" "A Love That Never Was"
ABC/Rick CartwrightThe Who's Roger Daltrey has apologized for using profanity during a recent interview he and Pete Townshend gave to the U.K.'s Sky News. During the interview, which was organized to promote The Who's July 6 concert at London's Wembley Stadium, the singer became annoyed when he was asked if he thought Brexit -- that is, the U.K.'s exit from the European Union -- would have a negative effect on British music.
Daltrey, who's a vocal Brexit supporter, shot back, "No. What's it got to do with the rock business?"
When the interviewer followed by asking, "How are you gonna tour in Europe?" Roger responded, "Oh dear, as if we didn't tour in Europe before the f****** [European Union]. Oh, give it up!"
He added, while walking away, "If you want to sign up to be ruled by a f****** mafia, you do it. [It's] like being governed by [the corruption-plagued soccer organization] FIFA."
Earlier this week, Daltrey posted a message on TheWho.com that reads, "In the interview which Pete and I did with Sky News…at Wembley Stadium, we ended the interview with me unfortunately using the F-Word when discussing Brexit for which I wholeheartedly apologise."
Politics aside, the interview also saw Roger discussing why he loves singing the songs that Townshend writes.
"[T]here's something about climbing into his music for me as the portal that communicates it with people," Daltrey explained. "I never feel more alive than when I'm doing that -- it's absolute freedom."
Daltrey also said, "The chemistry between us musically when we're on stage, it's telepathic. There's something in the air that is intangible…It can turn on a dime without even looking at each other…It's magical."
Check out the band's full tour schedule at TheWho.com.
Courtesy of AXS TVSammy Hagar's AXS TV reality series Rock & Roll Road Tripwill return for a fourth season that's set to kick off on Sunday, May 5, at 8 p.m. ET.
The new season will feature 12 episodes, and will include appearances by The Doors' Robby Krieger, REO Speedwagon, and drummer Jason Bonham, who is a member of Hagar's current group The Circle.
Bonham will appear on a special show focusing on drummers that also will feature Sheila E. and veteran session and touring drummer Kenny Aronoff.
Other guests featured on the upcoming season of Rock & Roll Road Trip include Rick Springfield, country legend Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, popular blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, celebrity chef Guy Fieri and NASCAR great Jimmie Johnson.
"I am so proud to be able to host this wild and crazy show for a fourth season," Hagar says in a statement. "This is pure fun for me, getting to go around just hanging out and playing music with some of my favorite people in the world. It's humbling to see that our viewers dig it as much as I do. I'm excited to keep this party going!"
This season of Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar is being presented exclusively by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, which also is sponsoring a new series of weekly AXS TV news vignettes called the "Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Music Minute." The segments will showcase historic anniversaries and deliver updates on rock albums, tours, festivals and more, while also highlighting events taking place at the venue and offering a behind-the-scenes look at the rock memorabilia displayed at the hotel and casino.
Paramount PicturesOn Monday night at the legendary L.A. club The Troubadour -- the same venue where Elton John was propelled to U.S. stardom 50 years ago -- Taron Egerton, star of the Elton biopic Rocketman, helped unveil 20 minutes of footage from the upcoming film.
The footage was screened for various reporters, industry insiders and celebrities, including Darren Criss and Sir Patrick Stewart. Elton's husband, David Furnish, also was on hand to present the first look.
According to USA Today, the clip featured a stylized interpretation of Elton's first overseas show at The Troubadour, with Egerton as Elton performing "Crocodile Rock" and, at one point, floating over the crowd as he sings.
The footage included other glimpses of both Elton's rise to success and his self-destruction, along with shots of his manager John Reid, played by Richard Madden, and collaborator Bernie Taupin, played by Jamie Bell.
Credit: Patrick BallsMike the Mechanics, the band led by founding Genesis bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford, will release a new album titled Out of the Blue on April 5. It features updated versions of the group's best-known songs, plus three new original tunes, all recorded by the current lineup.
The new tunes are "One Way," "What Would You Do" and the album's title track. The song "Out of the Blue" was released last month as the record's lead single. Fans who pre-order the album will receive free digital downloads of the title cut and "What Would You Do."
Out of the Blue also features new versions of Mike the Mechanics' huge '80s hits "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)," "All I Need Is a Miracle" and "The Living Years" -- that last song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989.
The album will be available digitally and on CD, vinyl and as a special deluxe CD. That features six bonus acoustic renditions of songs from throughout Mike the Mechanics' career, including "The Living Years" and "Over My Shoulder."
Mike The Mechanics' original lineup featured co-lead singers Paul Carrack and Paul Young; Young sadly passed away in 2000. Rutherford relaunched the band in 2010 with different musicians, including new vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar.
"Having toured with the Mechanics over the last 10 years, I have heard the old songs change a bit each year with Andrew and Tim singing and the same band playing," Mike explains. "In some cases, they have been extended and developed, so it seemed a good idea to record these versions in the studio."
"One Way"* "Out of the Blue"* "What Would You Do"* "The Living Years" "Beggar on a Beach of Gold" "Get Up" "Another Cup of Coffee" "All I Need Is a Miracle" "Silent Running" "Over My Shoulder" "Word of Mouth"
Here are the bonus acoustic tracks on the deluxe edition:
"Don't Know What Came Over Me" "The Best Is Yet to Come" "The Living Years" "Beggar on a Beach of Gold" "Another Cup of Coffee" "Over My Shoulder"
Credit: Jason PowellIn Las Vegas this past January, Styx played a special two-set concert at Palms Casino Resort that featured a full performance of the band's 2017 sci-fi concept album The Mission. Now the veteran rockers plan to stage the show this fall on the East Coast.
The event will take place on November 7 at NYCB Theatre at Westbury in Westbury, New York. The concert will start with Styx performing The Mission in its entirety and then -- following an intermission -- a set featuring many of the band's classic songs.
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 22, at 10 a.m. ET at LiveNation.com, while VIP packages will be available to Citi Card members and membesr of the band's fan club beginning Tuesday, March 19, at 10 a.m. ET.
"The show in Las Vegas was so awesome, we wanted to share it with our East Coast friends as well," says singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw. "Now we can say, this is the day…we'll be bringing 'The Missions: Live' to Westbury!"
At the Vegas concert, Styx also played covers of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."
The Mission tells the story of the fictional first manned voyage to Mars, casting the group's members as the crew of a spacecraft that leaves Earth en route to the red planet in 2033.
Styx has almost 40 confirmed North American dates on its 2019 tour itinerary, spanning from a March 21 concert in Fargo, North Dakota, through a December 15 show in El Paso, Texas.
Most of the March performances were originally supposed to also feature a set by comedian Larry the Cable Guy, but he's no longer on the bill for those events.
Here are all of Styx's U.S. and Canadian concerts:
3/21 -- Fargo, ND, Scheels Arena 3/22 -- Minot, ND, All Seasons Arena 3/23 -- Billings, MT, Rimrock Auto Arena at Metrapark 3/24 -- Cheyenne, WY, Cheyenne Civic Center 3/27 -- Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena 3/28 -- Sioux City, IA, Tyson Event Center 3/29 -- Cedar Rapids, IA, US Cellular Center 3/30 -- Champaign, IL, State Farm Center 4/26 -- Grand Junction, CO, Avalon Theatre 4/27 -- Pueblo, CO, Pueblo Memorial Hall 5/17 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel 5/18 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel 5/20 -- Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center 5/21 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center 5/23 -- Stamford, CT, The Palace Theatre 5/24 -- Roanoke, VA, Elmwood Park Theatre 5/25 -- Charlotte, NC, Circle K Speed Street 5/26 -- Atlanta, GA, Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park 6/20 -- Portsmouth, VA, Union Bank & Trust Pavilion 6/21 -- Richmond, VA, Virginia Credit Union Live 6/22 -- Ocean City, MD, Jellyfish Festival - Main Village 6/23 -- Durham, NC, Durham PAC 6/29 -- Huber Heights, OH, The Rose Music Center at The Heights 6/30 -- Traverse City, MI, Pepsi Bay Side Music Stage 7/24 -- Costa Mesa, CA, The Pacific Amphitheatre 7/25 -- Tucson, AZ, Tucson Music Hall 7/27 -- Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Resort 8/2 -- Rancho Mirage, CA, Agua Caliente Casino 8/3 -- Albuquerque, NM, Route 66 Casino 8/5 -- Sturgis, SD, Buffalo Chip Amphitheater 8/7 -- Jackson, MI, Jackson County Fair Grounds 8/8 -- Detroit, MI, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino 8/10 -- Washington, MO, Washington Town & Country Fair 8/22 -- Airway Heights, WA, Northern Quest Casino Resort 8/30 -- Enoch, AB, Canada, River Cree Resort and Casino 11/7 -- Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury 12/13 -- Durant, OK, Choctaw Grand Theater 12/15 -- El Paso, TX, Abraham Chavez Theatre
Credit: Scott Robert RitchieIt looks like Ringo Starr has started working on a new studio album, the follow-up to his 2017 release Give More Love.
This past week, the former Beatles drummer posted a message on his Twitter feed saying, "In the studio again with the great Steve Lukather what a guy peace and Love."
The tweet is accompanied by a photo of Ringo and the Toto guitarist -- who also is a longtime member of the All Starr Band -- smiling and flashing peace signs.
Lukather co-wrote two songs on Give More Love, and played guitar on several of the album's songs. He also contributed to Starr's previous record, 2015's Postcards from Paradise.
Ringo and the All Starr Band kick off their 2019 tour schedule with a concert this Thursday, March 21, in Valley Center, California. Then they'll head to Japan for a tour that runs from March 27 to April 11.
The group also has lined up a North American summer tour leg that gets underway August 1 in Windsor, Canada, and is mapped out through a September 1 show in Los Angeles.
In other news, Starr has helped design a special high-quality record player dubbed the "Peace and Love Turntable," which will be available soon at his online store. The device's base features artwork created by Ringo that represents his dedication to love, togetherness and care.
Here are all of the All Starr Band's upcoming North American tour dates:
3/21 -- Valley Center, CA, Harrah's Resort SoCal - The Events Center 8/1 -- Windsor, ON, Canada, The Colosseum at Caesars 8/3 -- Highland Park, IL, Ravinia 8/4 -- Highland Park, IL, Ravinia 8/6 -- Durham, NC, DPAC 8/7 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium 8/8 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium 8/10 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap 8/11 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap 8/13 -- Roanoke, VA, Berglund Center Coliseum 8/14 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Met Philadelphia 8/16 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 8/17 -- Farmingville, NY, Pennysaver Amphitheater 8/18 -- New York City, NY, The Rooftop at Pier 17 8/20 -- Champaign, IL, State Farm Center 8/22 -- Prior Lake, MN, Mystic Lake Casino 8/23 -- Council Bluffs, IA, Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino 8/25 -- Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe Opera House 8/26 -- Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre 8/28 -- Oakland, CA, Paramount Theatre 8/30 -- Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Resort 8/31 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre 9/1 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre
ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica is teaming up with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on September 6 for a special collaborative performance celebrating the opening of a new San Francisco venue, the Chase Center.
The show also will mark the 20th anniversary of Metallica's 1999 live album S&M, which also was recorded with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
Members of Metallica's Fifth Member fan club will have access to a pre-sale beginning Tuesday, March 19. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 22, at 10 a.m. PT. Visit Metallica.com for all ticket info.
Metallica just wrapped a U.S. tour last week in continued support of their 2016 album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, and they'll launch a European run in May. The San Fran show is the sole U.S. date on the band's upcoming schedule so far.
Larry Marano/Getty ImagesOzzy Osbourne has released a statement regarding the death of his former guitarist Bernie Tormé, who died Sunday at age 66.
"What a sad day," Osbourne writes in a Facebook post. "We've lost another great musician. Bernie was a gentle soul with a heart of gold. He will be dearly missed. I send my sincere condolences to his family, friends and fans. Rest in Peace Bernie."
Tormé joined Ozzy's band in 1982 after guitarist Randy Rhoads died in a tragic plane crash at age 25. After not meshing with the band stylistically, he left the group after only a handful of shows, but his presence helped Osbourne to properly mourn Rhoads' death.
"I cannot believe that Bernie Torme has passed," addsSharon Osbourne. "Bernie helped out Ozzy and [me] at a time of great need and we will never ever forget that. Love and condolences to his family."
Tormé also played in Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan's band Gillan, as well as a number of other groups and solo projects.
Courtesy of Acoustic-4-a-CureThe lineup has been announced for the sixth annual edition of the Acoustic-4-a-Cure benefit concert, which Sammy Hagar co-founded with Metallica's James Hetfield in 2014.
The show, which is scheduled for May 15 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, will feature performances by Hagar and his current band The Circle, plus The Doobie Brothers' Tom Johnston, Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and more.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 22, at 10 a.m. PT via LiveNation.com. Each ticket will come with a CD copy of Hagar & The Circle's upcoming studio album, Space Between, which will be released on May 10.
Other artists on the 2019 Acoustic-4-a-Cure show's bill include Rick Springfield, Americana artist Lukas Nelson and rock-guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, who plays with Hagar in the supergroup Chickenfoot.
"For me, each year is better than the next. This year's lineup (as usual) is eclectic and packed with talent," says Sammy. "I'm so looking forward to being part of the chemistry of all these artists being in the same room for the night and creating something very unique, for those special music fans that support this impactful event each year."
The Acoustic-4-a-Cure concert raises funds for and awareness of the pediatric cancer program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco. The event has historically featured the various artists performing acoustically, and includes unique duets, jams and surprise guest appearances.
As previously reported, The Circle features founding Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, sometimes Led Zeppelin drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson, who's a longtime member of Hagar's backing group The Wabos.
Concord RecordsThis past December, Carlos Santana revealed to ABC Radio that he and his band would be releasing a new studio album this year titled Africa Speaks, inspired by African music. Now the first single from that record has arrived.
The song, titled "Los Invisibles" and featuring vocals by Spanish singer Buika, is available for purchase now digitally and via streaming services. It's highlighted by Carlos' blazing, wah-wah-driven guitar solos and Buika's impassioned, joyous singing.
You also can check out the song at Santana's official YouTube channel. The tune is accompanied by an animated video that brings the Africa Speaks album cover art to life, showing a vividly colored tribal mask with wings and other images evoking African folk art.
Africa Speaks was produced by Rick Rubin, and was recorded over a prolific 10-day period at Rubin's Shangri La Studios in Malibu, California.
As Carlos told ABC Radio, "We recorded 49 African songs in 10 days, and they are filled with power and dynamism and grace." He added that the album likely will include between 14 and 20 of the tracks.
The 71-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer also said at the time that he expected Africa Speaks would be released "between spring and summer" of 2019. No official release date has been announced yet.
Buika appears on numerous tracks on the album, which will also include vocal contributions from U.K. artist Laura Mvula.
In January, Santana released an EP titled In Search of Mona Lisa, featuring three new original songs inspired by a visit Carlos paid to the Louvre museum in Paris, where he saw Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa for the first time.
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesThe self-titled 1969 studio album by the short-lived supergroup Blind Faith will be reissued as a half-speed-mastered, heavyweight vinyl LP on April 19.
The record was remastered at London's Abbey Road Studios by the facility's engineer Miles Showell.
Blind Faith was formed in 1969 by Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood after the breakups of their respective bands, Cream and Traffic. The group also featured ex-Cream drummer Ginger Baker and Family bassist Rick Grech. Grech later joined Traffic after the band re-formed in 1970. He died in 1990.
The Blind Faith album was released in August 1969 and spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard 100, while also topping album charts in the U.K., Canada and several other countries.
The record, which went on to sell more than a million copies in the U.S., includes the memorable songs "Can't Find My Way Home" and "Presence of the Lord." The LP is available for pre-order now.
The original cover of the album was quite controversial; it showed a topless pubescent girl holding a small metal airplane. In the U.S., the photo of the girl was replaced with a picture of the band. This new reissue will have the original cover.
Here's the Blind Faith track list:
Side A "Had to Cry Today" "Can't Find My Way Home" "Well All Right" "Presence of the Lord"
The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde has revealed that she will be releasing a long-in-the-works album this summer called Valve Bone Woe, which she recorded with award-winning producers and film score composers Marius de Vries and Eldad Guetta.
Hynde will be showcasing tracks from the album at a special concert on July 6 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will be accompanied by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at the show. According to a description of the event, Valve Bone Woe is a jazz-dub record that includes renditions of songs by The Beach Boys, The Kinks' Ray Davies, Nick Drake and others. The concerts also will feature performances of select Pretenders tunes.
In a post on The Pretenders' Facebook page, Chrissie says the Hollywood Bowl concert will feature her performing with a group dubbed the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble. She notes that she might play "some other shows" with the outfit, but is "still waiting for offers."
Hynde also reveals that she and Pretenders guitarist James Walbourne "have been assembling songs, and to our surprise, we have enough for the next Pretenders Album, so we're planning on recording that soon instead of next year."
Chrissie adds that the band was planning to begin rehearsing the new material this past week.
In addition, Hynde reports that she's been painting so much lately that her "paintings are now crowding me out of my flat, so [I] hope to get them in a gallery somewhere by the end of the year."
Last November, a coffee-table book of Chrissie's artwork titled Adding the Blue. You can check out a video featuring Hynde discussing her paintings at Genesis-Publications.com. The clip also includes an exclusive segment of music from Valve Bone Woe.
Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesDick Dale, whose songs "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" defined the surf rock genre and led to him being dubbed "The King of Surf Guitar," has died. He was 81. His bass player Sam Bolle confirmed the news to the U.K. paper The Guardian.
Born Richard Anthony Monsour in 1937, Dale, of Lebanese heritage, developed his distinctive sound by combining the scales of Middle Eastern music with reverb and rapid alternative picking. When he moved to Southern California as a teenager, he became obsessed with surfing and combined his two loves. He and his band the Del-Tones released "Let's Go Trippin'," considered to be the first surf rock song, in 1961.
In 1962, Dale released "Miserlou," his version of a traditional Eastern Mediterranean song. The pioneering song was later used to great effect as the opening music in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film Pulp Fiction.
According to Rolling Stone, the Fender guitar company also recruited Dale to test its instruments and amps, leading to many improvements. His signature gold Fender Strat, known as "The Beast," was custom-made for him by Leo Fender himself.
Among those who cited Dale as a major influence: Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen and Stevie Ray Vaughn, the later of whom teamed up with Dale to record a new version of "Pipeline" by The Chantays. It received a Grammy nomination in 1987.
In 2015, in an interview with Pittsburgh City Paper that went viral, Dale claimed, "I can’t stop touring because I will die” due to his many medical expenses. He battled rectal cancer, as well as diabetes and renal failure.
While he had health insurance, he said it didn't cover "the medical supplies I need to stay alive," which he said cost $3,000 a month.
Dale later told Billboard that he would rather not tour, but added, "But I’ve also got to realize I’ve been kept alive for a reason."