The Los Angeles Times broke the news that Coachella Festival organizers were putting together a new event this fall that will reportedly feature Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who and Roger Waters.
When asked about it, Daltrey told Postmedia Network (via ABC Radio), "I think it's us and Roger Waters on the same day. I mean it's a fantastic idea for a festival. It's the greatest remains of our era. I'm glad we made it!"
The Times reported that the festival will take place over three days in Indio, California, where the Coachella festival is held, and will have Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones playing the first night on October 7th, Paul McCartney playing the second night and The Who and Roger Waters playing the final night.
So far the festival plans have not been officially confirmed by organizers.
Former keyboard player Chris Pitman, who played with Guns N' Roses for 18-years, allegedly made the negative comments to one of the moderators of the Guns N' Roses Chile Facebook community page, according to Loudwire.
The Facebook page reports that Pittman told the moderator during a chat, "hey brother! ive been off FB for awhile, and yes, I quit the Oldies band, they just wanna repeat that 30 year old music over and over,… boring."
They also report that Pittman then shared the news about his new project, "but gotta killer new band with Danny [Carey] from TOOL and Matthew [Setzer] from Skinny Puppy … and we are really excited! hope your doing great!"
Pitman has previous apologized after making a social media post that disparaged the reunion. "This is a nostalgia tour, please don't mention those who are there the last 20 fkg years," Pitman wrote according to Loudwire. "Oh god no! (a money grab) FU."
He then quickly deleted the posting and later said, "I sincerely apologize to GNR, especially the band and crew, for stupid comments about upcoming tour ..remember kids, don't drink n text!"
The band's dates through May 7th have now been postponed after Hill fractured his shoulder after tripping backstage at the Lone Star Events Center in Lubbock, Texas last Thursday night (April 14th).
The group's manager provided the following details, "Dusty was suited up and ready to go when he tripped on a step while on his way to the stage for the start of Thursday's show. It was very dark back there and the step - really a half-step - wasn't lit so there's no way he could've seen it.
"We found out that others had missed it and stumbled earlier in the day. Maybe some strategic lighting could've prevented this, but that's water under the bridge. What's important now is that Dusty and his medical team to do what's necessary for a complete recovery."
Hill adds, "My physicians told me that this type of injury is usually associated with contact sports. I'm not sure bass-playing qualifies as such but they're doing their best to get me back in the game as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes we've received. We're determined to enjoy a speedy recovery and to see you soon!"
The band will soon announce the rescheduled dates for the postponed shows in Shreveport, LA; Biloxi, MS; Lake Charles, LA; Chattanooga, TN; Augusta, GA; Atlanta, GA; Sarasota, FL; Naples, FL; Clearwater, FL; and Shawnee, OK.
Entitled You, Me And A '63, it's co-written by the trio, narrated by Thornton and follows Fenn on a journey along the iconic US Route 66 highway. Fenn says: "This film will not only star Marilyn, my 1963 Ford Thunderbird, and myself - but it will be narrated by Billy Bob Thornton.
"So many wonderful and talented people are involved in this film. Another special part is that it's written by Billy Bob Thornton, Randy Blythe and myself. Imagine what will happen with those three creative minds spewing all over a page!" Read morehere.
The band split acrimoniously in 2012 after relations broke down between frontman Hughes and guitarist Bonamassa over their differing career priorities.
Now the quartet are set to record a follow-up to third album Afterglow with producer Kevin Shirley, who was also part of the project from the start. Hughes revealed the news on Facebook, saying: "To quote Joe this morning, 'maybe it's time to break out the heavy bats again.'" He later added: "Time is the healer."
Shirley said: "We're refurbishing the fuel tanks and refitting the rocket. Getting ready for takeoff in 2017, and I'm fired up. Who's ready for another dose of BCC?" Read morehere.
While he admits that their temporary drummer, Lamb Of God's Chris Adler, might have been afraid to share his own ideas with the frontman at first, he says it's a "bummer" when strangers approach him and say that they expected him to be an "a-hole."
He tells Elliot In The Morning: "Let's not kid ourselves. Unfortunately, there's a terrible lie out there about me and my reputation, how difficult I am to work with, and Chris will attest now, after working together, that it's B.S.
"I don't care about it. I think it's kind of a bummer, though, sometimes when people, for the first time, come up to you. It's such a pregnant pause when people will meet you and go, 'God, you know, I heard you were such an a-hole,' and you just kind of look at them, like, 'Uh-huh.'
He continues: "This reminds me of when I was a kid and my first dance. I went up to a girl and I asked her to dance, and she said 'no,' and I walked away and I thought, 'Screw you! You don't know what you're missing.' And I figured I would commence to destroy her reputation in school.
"I'm kidding, of course, but that's kind of what we do when we get any kind of rejection; we make the other person out to be really horrible." Read more and stream the full interviewhere.
They wrote, "Gib was a beautiful guy, great singer and songwriter. One of the last of the early wave (1968-75) of Flying Burrito Brothers. He died last night.
"It was an honor to play a couple of times with him. Thoughts and prayers go out to Ronnie and the rest of the Guilbeau family. Thanks, Gib, for the music." Read morehere.
Rockett developed a tumor on his tongue last summer and underwent nine rounds of chemotherapy followed by 35 radiotherapy sessions. And although Michaels recently reported he was hopeful Poison would soon play together again for the first time since 2012, he now says wants to see Rockett back to full health before deciding on the band's future.
Michaels tells Eddie Trunk Live (via Blabbermouth): "Right now we've all got a prayer out for Rikki and his health - we hope that it's great. And that's number one.
"He's working really hard. But I think if all goes great, which it will, I'm hoping in the very near future we go out there and do some amazing shows together." Read morehere.
Stockdale tells the WikiMetal podcast: "I think that people who love rock'n'roll seem to love it even more now. They seem like they wanna see it continue and grow. It's nice.
"People who come to Wolfmother gigs, whatever kind of music they're into - whether it's electro, pop, folk, metal - they usually like it. They walk away and they get it. There's something in it for everyone."
The singer/guitarist adds that rock is one of the few genres that appeal to people of all ages. He says: "Since we started we've had all kinds - young and old, kids to grandparents and 20-somethings out there partying. It's always been a bit of everything. The last few gigs we've played I've noticed a new wave of the new 20-year-old kids who are getting into it." Read morehere.
The avant-garde production emphasizes just how strongly Bowie influenced the band's aesthetic. In his introduction, Colbert quipped, ""My next guests hail from space…or Oklahoma."
Frontman Wayne Coyne wore an LED sequined scarf, which lit like a Christmas tree, and once again the Lips were joined by Chewbacca for the extraterrestrial tribute flung from a galaxy far, far away. Appearing on Chewie's shoulders has become a regular thing for Flaming Lips vocalist--at a Carnegie Hall Bowie tribute this month, the Star Wars icon made a similar appearance for the Lips cover of "Life on Mars." Watch ithere.
The Motley Crue bassist tells Sweden Rock Magazine: "I've gotta tell you, I think it was a very unfocused record. It was painful for me, because John Corabi can't write lyrics, and I had to do all that work.
"It was the first time I ever had to work with somebody that wanted to participate in the lyrics. And my standard is so high that it was just… It was so hard, it took months... Usually, I write a set of lyrics in an hour. And it's all about having pent-up information and aggression and just [letting it out]. And it was just hard, because he was… a nice enough guy, but he just didn't have that fire, and it was hard for me."
He goes on: "And I just felt like Bob Rock really got us… 'Cause we just really wanted to get the riffs going and stuff, and he captured that. But in general, there's like… 'Hooligan's Holiday''s a good song. 'Poison Apples', I think, was a good song. But in general, it felt like a great-sounding record, but a little bit unfocused. That's just me. Like, the choruses weren't big enough. But it was just hard." Read morehere.
Rowe admits that he initially failed to recognise the singer after he humbly said he played in a "local rock band" and, upon discovering that he was in Metallica, then mistook Hetfield for his drummer bandmate, Ulrich.
In his Facebook post, Rowe says he's usually good at remembering people's names - but blames his social faux pas on drinking mimosas in warm weather and failing to control his excited dog during the "botched encounter."
He says: "Thank you for being so gracious and saying such kind things about my foundation. I was very flattered. I also wish to apologies - not just for failing to recognize you - but for not recognizing you in front of your charming niece from Buenos Aires.
"It must have been very strange for her to watch her uncle - one of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll - introduce himself to a guy with a psychopathic dog and no idea who he was. And it must have been especially gratifying for you, when I tried to recover by calling you Lars Ulrich - the first named that popped into my head when my synapses started firing off bad information." Read morehere.
Monuments' involvement in the tour got off to a bad start when vocalist Chris Barretto pulled out for personal reasons, leading the band to play instrumental sets instead. And 16 shows into the trek, they've had to pull out.
Monuments say: "We must regrettably inform you that Baltimore will be the last show for us on tour with the contortionist, Entheos and Sleepmakeswaves. We've tried everything in our power to continue to the end of the tour, but financially, we just can't make it happen." Read morehere.
The guitarist, who has played in the band since 1997, also says the key to an energetic live show is staying humble and performing as though no one is watching.
Gilbert tells Altpress: "You put on an energetic live show. Not a show where you feel above the crowd, or you feel like you're better than anyone that's watching you, because you're not.
"We're all just humans that can play instruments. There's a million people out there that can do the same, probably better than you. I know most of them are better at guitar than I am. I think your attitude on stage should reflect that." Read more and watch the full interviewhere.
But Mick Jagger reaches third position on his own with £235m, while colleague Keith Richards is next with £220m. With the addition of Charlie Watts (11th) and Ronnie Wood (24) the band's total value is £630m. They're thought to have become wealthier by £40m over the past year.
The combined worth of Queen's Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon is £335m. Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones have amassed £268m between them, and Pink Floyd men Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason total £235m. Genesis frontman Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel are valued at £155m between them. Read more and see the listhere.
He says in a statement (via Rolling Stone): "I discovered the Warstic company through my love of design. I was drawn to the simplicity and harshness of the designs.
"Most baseball bats and equipment in the sports world do not impress me much - but I think that there is a lot of room to explore aesthetic ideas in just baseball alone that can bring beauty and purpose to the weapons that athletes use to accomplish their goals." Read morehere.
The guitar was used during Nirvana's gig at Palais Omnisport in Rennes, France, on February 16, 1994. It was one of a batch sent to Cobain by Fender to be used in the band's traditional end-of-set jams during which the frontman smashed up his instrument.
The seller says the guitar was destroyed and then rebuilt. A description in the listing reads: "I've been doing a lot of research about this guitar. According to James Vincent, Kurt's guitar tech from December 1993 onwards, Kurt had five of these lefty black and white Strats, shipped by Fender specifically for the end of set jamming and destruction, as they were cheap and they were scared he would otherwise smash his new Mustangs." Read morehere.
And album engineer Ed Cherney says the recording process has seen the supergroup return to the early roots of American blues rock.
He says: "The recording process has been old school. We're approaching it like it's 1970. Real performances by real musicians, with analogue technology."
The band agree, saying the old school process has been easier to settle into as the trio ave got more used to working together since the release of 2013 debut Can't Get Enough.
They say: "We make records the way they were originally meant to be done. We use many of the first takes. We're more sure of ourselves and you can hear the progression between the first album and this one, establishing who we are as The Rides." Watch the trailerhere.
They'll kick off the run of shows in Antwerp, Belgium, on June 21, in support of their third album Absolute Hope, Absolute Hell, which was released last year.
Guitarist Will Putney said of the follow-up to 2013's Hellbound: "It's our new and fresh approach to aggressive music, not a half-hour of blast beats and breakdowns." See the dateshere.
And the singer says the lure of the old magic he had with the band was enough to persuade him to pick the mic back up. He tells The Metal Voice: "It was guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof's power of persuasion and hearing the amazing riffs and songs he put together in the demos stage - and the allure of getting together and having that magical writing and chemistry that we had back in the late 80s."
It might have been a gap of 21 years between albums, but Howe reports that the recording process is better now than it was back then. He continues: "I can't say things have changed for the worst - honestly it's all good. Computers to aid the writing process, keeping the chemistry from not having to stop and re-do things, that is an advantage - and a small record label." Read more and watch the full interviewhere.
The band's 23-song set mixed classics with covers of tracks by the Misfits, Wings, Bob Dylan and The Who. Axl Rose continues to perform with a broken foot thanks to a throne on loan from Foo Fighter Dave Grohl.
The Foro Sol concert marked the fifth show of Guns N' Roses reunion tour, which launched April 1 at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, followed by two dates in Las Vegas and an appearance at Coachella last weekend.
The group will play Foro Sol on April 20 before returning to Coachella on April 23 as part of the festival's second weekend. Guns N' Roses will begin a summer stadium tour of North America at Ford Field in Detroit, MI on June 23. Watch the videoshere.
J Burn is getting ready to release his LP "Randomly Banded" on May 6th. The follow-up to the American Folk crafted "Burnt Blue" EP, released in 2015. This release moves the sound back to the Rock tones, but still melds in multiple genres. The first track off the new album is a song titled "Shine" and here is some of the story:
"Shine" was one of those songs that just flowed from me into the guitar and on to the paper, seemingly effortlessly. Which I think just added to its theme of mindfulness, acceptance and the connection with the life we all share. This was a song which I wanted to give a bright and positive energy, a sense of freedom, and uplifting feel and flow.
The song started off on the acoustic guitar and had a "Rivival (Love Is Everywhere)" by The Allman Brothers, feel to it for me. Jay Lane took charge of providing a rock steady percussion and drum kit beat with Robin Sylvester complimenting a playful bass groove riding the timing. I really wanted to add an electric jam feel and guitar lead and thought what better way than a classic auto-wah sound. So, I asked Michael Nuzum to run with that idea and he came back with some great tone and excellent placements. I feel like he really made it pop and play like a conversation off the bright lifting piano work which Jason Crosby had added.
Maybe somewhere in my sub-conscience it was a deep desire to have seen the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers playing live together but I think it all blended, to create a unique sound, very much in the J Burn style.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the albumright here!
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