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The tour is scheduled to kick off on July 9th at the iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL and will be wrapping up on September 20th at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA.
Hagar had the following to say about the trek and touring with Whitesnake's David Coverdale, "I love some friendly competition onstage, and that's exactly what this is going to be.
"David [Coverdale and I have nothing but the highest respect for one another, but we would also like to blow the other guy off the stage!
"Add in Night Ranger and the fans will have one hell of a night of music."
Coverdale added about hitting the road with The Circle (Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson), "The Red Rocker and the Snake??? OMG ... I wanna see that show myself!!! I'm a big fan of Sammy Hagar, Michael, Vic and Jason, We're gonna have a blast together!! See y'all there, people!!!"
The metal legend shared the diagnoses earlier this month and is gearing up to hit the road for his farewell tour, which was delayed last year because of his health issues.
Ozzy and his daughter Kelly were on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles and appeared on CBS's coverage. Osbourne said (via CoS), "This last year has been hell for me. I've had surgery on my neck. I've announced to the world that I've got Parkinson's. It's been one rock 'n' roll year for me."
He said of possibility of going through with the tour, "If I'm well enough, I'll work towards it. I'm having physical therapy every day, five days a week. I'm trying, doing the best I can. Neck surgery's not easy."
Kelly added, "Seeing how far Dad's come this year and how far he's come in the last week alone has just been incredible. I think coming out and telling his truth has been a weight lifted off of his shoulders. And even his physical therapist is saying how far you have moved forward in this last week is insane."
The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour will include 31-dates and is scheduled to kick off on July 15th in Maryland Heights, MO at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.
The band will be performing songs from the classic album, along with fan favorites from their entire catalog until through their latest studio album "Evolution". See the dates for the summer trek here.
The September 18 event - with guests Extreme - will see the legendary rockers take the stage at Fenway Park as part of the milestone celebrations this year marking the 1970 formation of the group.
In the midst of celebrating 50 years as a band, Aerosmith was recently honored as the MusiCares Person Of The Year for their considerable philanthropic efforts and undeniable impact on American music history, along with an their recent Grammys performance at Sunday night's Awards. Find ticket on sale detailshere.
The Van Halen frontman will also taking the band on the road when he supports KISS on the latest leg of their End Of The Road farewell tour this year.
Roth spoke about the difference between his solo band and Van Halen during a recent interview with Las Vegas based podcast PodKats!. He explained, "I put together a double-guitar, three-guitars approach, because we're not making any effort to replicate Van Halen live.
"That's guitar, bass, drums, Eddie [Van Halen], wonderful. No, this is the album. We start the way the album sounds, and man, that's a high hurdle. It requires multiple guitars. This will change your haircut.
"I told the band, 'Let's not give the band a name. It's not the David Lee Roth Band. This has its own sound. The sound is serious - give it a serious name. Why don't we call the sound Horses Of God? Let's see if you f***ing add up to that'.
"I take it very seriously when I get out there in the music department. This is not a tribute band; it's not a backup band. This has taken me about four years to really bring it around.
"Most acts take six, eight weeks to bring the full production together. We'll have put in eight months in preparation for the music in the same spirit that the original Van Halen was built. The average age in this band now is 25 years old, and they're ready to plug in."
Chris Kniker had this to say, "I always said you just don't replace Chuck Mosley. So, to continue Primitive Race I knew we would need to push into new territory. I was always a big fan of Paw and I think that Mark (Hennessy) brings a whole new tool belt to what we're doing. It's exciting to have this new chapter."
Hennessy added, "I was a big fan of Chuck so to be carrying the torch in Primitive Race is something special. I'm going to just be myself and work on adding a new element to the band. I really like what the guys are doing, and It's been fun to get started writing for this record." Check out a video of Mark singing with Paw here.
The track comes from Mark's brand new solo EP "Ether". Morton had this to say about why he covered the track, "The early '90s were such an important and vibrant time for rock music in general, and I feel like 'Black' is one of the great songs from that era.
"Our approach in covering it was to present a super stripped-down version, sticking the essence of the song. It's got a very lonely feel to it and Mark Morales delivered an absolutely incredible vocal performance."
Watch the video here.
Entitled "50 For 50", the release will feature 50 previously unreleased compositions produced, performed and written by Kotzen. He explained the project, "The idea of a 50 song album came to me while I was on tour sometime last year.
"I had completed what would have been your typical 10 to 12 song album and was anticipating a 2020 release. Somewhere along the line, I discovered a few completed songs that for whatever reason were never released.
"Along with that, I found a massive collection of material that was in various forms of completion. Some songs had drums bass and piano with no vocal, other songs were nothing more than a bass line and a vocal melody and so on. I decided to take that summer and fall, stay in the studio, and see how many of these ideas I could bring to completion.
"The concept was to include the already completed works and finish the other ideas and then stop once I reached 50 songs. Reality is we've got way more sitting on the hard drives waiting for attention.
"I figured if I can walk out of the studio with 50 songs (that I like) mixed and mastered, I can release a 50 song package on my 50th birthday."
The tour will feature Sulton and a full band performing a setlist of Utopia songs that he hand picked that will span the 10 albums he appears on, including deep cuts as well as many more familiar songs.
"My career began with Utopia," says Sulton. "I can't think of a better way to honor my work with Todd, Roger, and Willie than to do a string of performances that showcase the special and unique music we created together."
See the Kasim Sulton's Utopia dates and band lineup here.
"The Good Side of Desire" came out of the need to express a change in my life, where I was tapping into a truer version of myself. I had moved from my hometown of Toronto to a farmhouse in rural Ontario, and had extracted pieces of who I was in Toronto to fit into this new way of life. Suddenly, I had nature all around me, room to fit a real piano in my kitchen where I wrote the record, and space to start rescuing feral cats and helping injured wildlife. It was like this whole other Paige emerged. Suddenly the word "desire" didn't have a tempting or seductive quality, it meant fulfilling my life desires on an internal level. Feeling whole, and balanced, seeking inward. The lyric in the second verse speaks to this, "Waiting in the wings/dark and somber/watching the play/fall out of order." It felt like I was witnessing this change in my life, but I just had to accept it and embrace it. It wasn't where I thought I would ever be, but it was the exact place I needed to. The rest of the song speaks to my partner, who guided me through this time with so much understanding and light. I think of him when I sing it, and the special timeframe when we both uprooted our lives.
This track production was inspired by Daniel Lanois and Peter Gabriel. The ethereal soundscape at the beginning paints a dream-like vignette, that snaps back into reality as the band joins in. "Solsbury Hill" by Gabriel was the catalyst to the production direction, making the track constantly feel like it's traveling forward, with a heavy focus on guitar. Frank Grizanti, who played guitar on the record, gave us so much to work with, he's incredible. Between him and engineer Jae Daniel, we found that cinematic guitar shimmer that pulls you in right at the top.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!
The former Los Angeles Lakes player was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Ca. Four others, including Kobe's 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in the crash.
KISS star Paul Stanley shared his sadness about the news with the following tweet, "WOW! Kobe. Such A Shock. My Condolences To His Wife And Children. Very, very sad. #KobeBryant".
Five Finger Death Punch's Chris Kael wrote, "Having a bad day? @kobebryant would gladly trade you. Shut the f*** up and have some appreciation for the life that you DO have. Life is short. Don't take it for granted. #Gratitude #Perspective #RIPKobe"
Former Journey singer Jeff Scott Soto wrote, "This is too hard to process, too hard to believe, I'm a complete wreck right now, I'll have to find my game face to perform tonight, I can't stop bawling, this man meant so much to me, my son and all of Los Angeles.... The WORLD! I apologize in advance for the flood of attention I will pay on this individual, an absolute legend! @kobebryant #ripkb"
Whitesnake's David Coverdale tweeted a link to an article about the crash and wrote "Oh No!!"
Danny Carey (drums) and Justin Chancellor (bass) accepted the award at the event. They bet out Candlemass, Death Angel, I Prevail, and Killswitch Engage for the honor.
This was the fourth Grammy Award for the acclaimed band. They had previously won Best Metal Performance (1998, "Ænima"), Best Metal Performance (2002, "Schism") and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).
"We are all rooting for you!," tweeted Vicky Cornell. "Thank you for your incredible work, dedication and loud love! Chris would be so proud."
The set competed for the 2020 honor alongside packages delivering the music of Voces Del Bullerengue, The Muddy Basin Ramblers, Bon Iver and Intellexual.
Cornell's win was announced as one of the pre-show awards ahead of the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Read morehere.
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