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Sammy Hagar's High Tide Beach Party Canceled

Sammy Hagar's High Tide Beach Party & Car Show, which was set to take place later this month in Huntington Beach, Ca, has been canceled after a state agency denied the event a permit.

The official website for the festival shared, "The event's website shared the following statement, "Due to being denied the necessry [sic] permit submitted on 12-16-18 from California State Parks the High Tide Party & Car Show scheduled for September 28 & 29, has been canceled.

"Unfortunately, there is no possibility to relocate the events. All ticket holders will automatically receive a refund through official ticketing outlets, Front Gate Tickets and GroupOn."

According to a local here, the state agency claimed that they had not received all of the necessary fees, including ones for law enforcement, medical and fire, and a week out from the event, they felt they had no choice but to not approve the permit.

Hagar said via his publicist, "I was surprised and very disappointed to learn of the cancellation. More than anything I'm just sorry to inconvenience the fans."

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Saxon's Biff Byford To Undergo Heart Surgery

Saxon frontman Biff Byford will be undergoing heart surgery this coming week and that has forced the band to postpone their remaining shows for this year.

The frontman of the legendary NWOBHM group broke the news to fans with the following, "As everyone knows now, we are going to have to reschedule some of the shows because I need an operation on my heart which should be happening next week.

"There is nothing more I can say, really. I am just sorry for causing all the disappointment to people's plans for coming to see us. I know people are flying from all over the world to see the shows, but there is nothing I can do, so please wish me luck and send me some good vibes. We have to look positive on this and I will be coming back as strong as before, hopefully."

The band had one show scheduled this week in Stockholm, followed by several shows in October in the UK and one in Germany. They were also scheduled to appear at Forcefest in Mexico City and Knotfest in Columbia in December. Watch a video message from Biff here.

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David Lee Roth Says Residency Will Not Be Van Halen

David Lee Roth says that fans should not expect him to sound like Van Halen at his upcoming Las Vegas residency shows, that his new band will be different.

Roth plans to perform songs from the legendary band at the shows but he said in a recent interview that he plans for something that fans have not heard from Van Halen live.

He said, "We do not sound like Van Halen live. You have not heard this. Van Halen live is lead guitar, bass, drums, sing. Here, we bring it the way a record brings it.

"To do that requires two or three guitars. We have five people hollerin'. It's big rock sound. It's not 'Just A Gigolo'. It's not brass band. That was a quickie vacation. This is not a tribute band.

"I wrote these songs. I structured these songs. We bring the respect and dignity to what we are doing the same way that the Lincoln Center brings to the Beethoven Festival with the latest Philharmonic. It's a new orchestra, and a whole new sound."

Roth will be launching his residency at the House Of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on January 8th of next year.

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Original Motorhead Guitarist Larry Wallis Dead At 70

(Glass Onyon) Original Motorhead guitarist Larry Wallis died at the age of 70 this past Thursday, September 19th, according to Glass Onyon. They sent over the following:

Wallis was not only a member of the hugely influential psychedelic underground troupe The Pink Fairies but also was selected by Lemmy Kilmister himself to be the original guitarist for the mighty Motörhead. He also had an underground hit single in the UK with his solo track "Police Car."

Wallis's playing was as electrifying and thrilling as it was unorthodox and groundbreaking, which earned him accolades from everyone from Thin Lizzy to The Damned to The MC5. He had his first taste of the rock n' roll big leagues in 1972 when he joined UFO for a brief stint. Later that year he replaced Mick Wayne in The Pink Fairies. Read more here.

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Metallica Announce S&M2 Preview Screenings

(hennemusic) Metallica have announced a series of advance theatrical screenings of their new concert film, "S&M2", ahead of the project's official cinema debut on October 9.

"The response to the two S&M˛ shows earlier this month at San Francisco's new Chase Center has been nothing short of mind-boggling!," says Metallica. "We had the most incredible time with the San Francisco Symphony and now cannot wait to share it with the world on the big screen. The film will play in over 3,400 theaters worldwide on October 9, but here's your chance to see it first!

"On Saturday, October 5 there will be three special preview screenings: one in London, one in New York, and one in Los Angeles and we've got your tickets!

"Each screening will be at 7:00 PM local time and you may enter to win a pair of passes" by registering at metallica.com. Winners will be drawn and notified on October 1." Read more and watch the trailerhere.

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Miranda Lambert Announces Wildcard Tour

Miranda Lambert has announced that she will be launching a North American tour early next year in support of her forthcoming album, "Wildcard", which is set to hit stores on November 1st.

The Wildcard Tour is scheduled to launch on January 16th at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo and will be wrapping up on February 27th at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Ca. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 27th at 10am local time.

Cody Johnson and Lanco will be supporting for the bulk of the tour, with Randy Rogers Band and Parker McCollum taking over for three shows (Kansas City, Tulsa and Dallas), and Lanco will return for the final two stops of the tour with an additional act to be announced.

Lambert had this to say, "The essence of a wildcard is always having something up your sleeve, in whatever capacity that means to you . It is universal. Which is why I'm excited to kick off this tour with an incredible group of talented artists. We're going to have a blast!" See the dates here.

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Green Day Release 'Father Of All' Music Video

(hennemusic) Green Day have released a video for the lead single and title track to their forthcoming album, "Father Of All." Due February 7, the record marks the follow-up Green Day's 2016 album, "Revolution Radio", which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its release

The band recently dropped the tune in sync with news of their Hella Mega Tour with Weezer and Fall Out Boy next year, and delivered its live debut during a rare club show by all three acts at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles on September 10 ahead of its first broadcast performance on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live a few days later.

The trio will launch the world tour in Paris next June ahead of a companion North American summer series of stadium shows. Watch the new music videohere.

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Singled Out: Jimmy Carpenter's Love It So Much

Jimmy Carpenter just released his brand new album "Soul Doctor" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the song "Love it So Much". Here is the story:

Soul Doctor contains 7 original songs, 2 of which were co-written with Guy Hale. The title track is a great song, but since I didn't write the lyrics, I decided to talk about "Love It So Much." It's a New Orleans groove, (no coincidence there), complete with the Bender Brass horn section (myself, Mark Earley on bari sax and Doug Woolverton on trumpet) and a brass band arrangement.

As a lifelong touring musician, I have always found it difficult to maintain a semi-normal life and tour simultaneously. I have lots of friends that manage to do it, but it has somehow eluded me. This sets up a little conflict inside me, because I've always wanted both. Love it So Much is my somewhat humorous but honest expression of that internal battle..

The chorus::

I'd turn and walk away
Go home and home I'd stay
Wake up in my own bed every day
If I just didn't love it so much

And that says it all. As much as I love having a normal life, I truly do love touring, and I think most of us feel that way. It's not like a big negative thing at all, it's just trying to make 2 very different parts of life fit together.

Planes and trains and automobiles
Headlights cut through the night
I've seen the world through a bug-smeared windshield
I'm here to tell ya that's been alright

Traveling the world is one of the greatest things about this musician's life. The music has taken me to many places, although often just passing through. Everywhere is different, the food, the language, the booze...but what I've realized is that deep down, most people are about 95% the same. They want to work, raise their kids in a safe place, have a roof over their heads, food on the table...that's true of nearly everyone in the world. The differences are what makes it cool: what they eat, drink, listen to. I've always had a strong curiosity about those things and truly enjoy immersing myself in them. I like trying food that nobody else will (I always think, hey, they've been eating this for centuries, how bad can it be??), checking out the local bitter liqueur, grappa, beer, and so forth. Every culture has their own take on those, but they're remarkably similar to some degree. Again, those differences make it interesting. And all of it is tied together by making music for people. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to do that, and something for which I am deeply grateful.

Life in a suitcase somehow suits me
Never seen no reason to complain..
But I'm still thinking bout putting down roots
Standing here in baggage claim

And here's the other side. After years of living alone and being mostly on the road, I was in Las Vegas at the first Bender, playing with Walter Wolfman Washington. I had just sat in with Popa Chubby, and I went to the merch table with him. There was this beautiful girl with a big smile and a big, happy vibe around her. I was totally smitten, followed her around the rest of the weekend, and soon found myself visiting Vegas regularly. After a year or so, I sold everything in New Orleans and moved to Carrie Stowers' home, with her two wonderful kids and Millie the pitbull. These days I make school lunches, dinners, drive them around, and enjoy these wonderful people on a daily basis. I work for the Bender and have a great Las Vegas band. And I'm still touring, just not quite as much. Life is good, I'm doing all I can to keep it that way, and find a balance between the road and home. Not easy, but no doubt worth every effort.

Well I met this girl and she stole my heart
I really want to try to settle down
But there's a little voice inside my head
Says Jimmy get your ass outta town!

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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