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Day in Rock Report for 03/21/2016


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50-Year-Old 'Lost' Rolling Stones Recording Found In Attic

(hennemusic) A lost Rolling Stones song has surfaced 50 years after it was originally recorded by the band. The Telegraph reports "No One Loves You More Than Me" was recorded in 1964 during one of the group's first sessions at IBC Studios in London's Portland Place.

According to Tracks Auction, the song is has never been released by the Rolling Stones nor is it documented anywhere and is not known to exist other than on this tape. The track is described as "an upbeat pop song that sounds very much like a tune that could have come out of Merseyside c. 1963."

Jeremy Nielsen, a friend of the sound engineer at the studio, saved the tape from being destroyed back in the day and stored it in a box in his attic for more than 50 years before listening to it contents.

The 17-minute recording includes nine tracks from the band's first studio sessions in March 1963 and then in 1964, which came before they released their self-titled debut album.

Among the unreleased songs on the reel-to-reel tape are the lost track, two previously unheard versions of the ballad "As Tears Go By", and "Congratulations", a version of which later surfaced on the 1973 compilation "No Stone Unturned."

Nielsen is putting the tapes up for auction by Tracks Auction on April 3, but he would be just as happy to see the Stones buy the masters themselves. "I couldn't believe it when I heard the tape," says Tracks Auction owner Paul Ward. "I thought there was no way that there could be four unreleased Stones tracks sitting there. In an ideal world, Jeremy would like the Stones to buy them and release them." Read more here.

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Axl Reportedly Says Guns N' Roses Plan 'Whole' Tour

(hennemusic) Axl Rose reportedly said that Guns N' Roses plan to do a full tour with Slash and Duff. A fan ran into the singer in front of the Loews Atlanta Hotel on Friday, and shared a photo of the chance meeting on Instagram.

The fan, Mark Guglielmo, says he wished the singer good luck on the six upcoming reunion shows next month, to which Rose reportedly replied: "Thanks, man, but we're going to do a whole tour."

Guglielmo noted that Rose looked healthy, adding, "I don't want to speculate or spread rumors, but it really looked like he's been working out a lot. His arms looked muscular."

The partially-reunited Guns N' Roses will perform two shows each in Las Vegas, Mexico City and at Coachella next month. To date, the group has only officially announced the involvement of Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, but an autographed drumhead donated by the group to be auctioned off at a benefit concert last week for the people of Flint, Michigan affected by a water contamination crisis added three more names to the lineup - guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and drummer Frank Ferrer. See the fan's photo and post here.

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Baroness Fan Seriously Injured In Concert Assault

(TeamRock Radio) Police in Yorkshire have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a serious assault at a Baroness gig in Leeds. West Yorkshire Police say a 25-year-old man was the victim of an attack during the band's show at Leeds Stylus on February 26.

The victim was hit in the face after he asked a man who had been deliberately bumping into people on the dancefloor to leave him alone. He was treated at hospital and found to have suffered a fractured eye socket, for which he needed two have metal plates surgically fitted. PC Marc Guibert, of Leeds District CID, says: "The victim received very serious injuries and we urgently need to identify the man shown in the CCTV image.

"He was described as white, about 6ft 2ins to 6ft 4ins tall, medium build, with a shaved head. He was aged in his mid-20s to mid-30s and was wearing a checked shirt." Read more here.

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Black Sabbath Star Reveals Possible Final Show, Live Album Plans

(hennemusic) Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says it would be nice for the band to wrap up its current farewell tour with one final show in their hometown of Birmingham, UK.

"It would be nice to think it could finish back where it all started - in Birmingham," the Birmingham Mail reports Iommi told host Gary Newbon during an 'Audience With.." show at the Birmingham Town Hall on March 19. "When we are home where we started, we have always found it a bit nerve-wracking, but Birmingham means such a lot to us."

During the March 19 event, Iommi also hinted that the farewell could produce a live album. "It's possible," says the guitarist, "because we are doing a lot of filming during the tour, too." Read more
here.

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Ritchie Blackmore Being Sued By Record Label

(hennemusic) Ritchie Blackmore is being sued by Italian label Frontiers Records over a 2015 project by his band Blackmore's Night. Frontiers, which paid Blackmore a $220,000 advance, is seeking a minimum of $150,000 in damages.

The New York Post reports the suit - filed in a Manhattan federal court last week - alleges the guitarist blew off promotion commitments in support of the band's 10th album, "All Our Yesterdays", which contributed to poor sales.

Blackmore reportedly signed a three-year deal with Frontiers Records to license and distribute his 2015 release worldwide, provided he made "reasonable best efforts" to support the disc.

During a summer tour to promote the album, the label alleges the guitarist cancelled dozens of media appearances and interviews, including six TV and 25 to 30 tabloid sessions in Germany alone. Read more here.

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Metallica Stream Classic 'Fade To Black' Performance From RSD

(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming audio of a performance of their 1984 classic, "Fade To Black", from the forthcoming Record Store Day release of "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite, Metallica! - Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France - June 11th, 2003."

Record Store Day and independent record stores will be donating proceeds from the project's release to victims of the attacks in Paris last November via Fondation de France's Give For France charity.

Set for Saturday, April 16, the special day in support of independent record stores and record store culture worldwide is now in its ninth year. Metallica were recently named 2016 Record Store Day Ambassadors.

"Record stores are where our musical education began and was subsequently nurtured and shaped, playing a huge role in who we are as musicians today," explains the band. "Since this special day's inception back in 2008 with ten exclusive releases, the celebration has spread worldwide and expanded to almost 350 unique offerings from a wide variety of artists this year.

"It's important for us to support this cause and encourage music fans everywhere to experience the exciting, inspiring, nostalgic journey through the world of music stores that we were fortunate enough explore in our formative years." Check out the "Fade To Black" stream here.

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Bad Company Replacing Mick Ralphs With Black Crowes Star On Tour

(hennemusic) Bad Company have hired former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson to sit in for the absent Mick Ralphs on their upcoming US summer tour with Joe Walsh.

"I've decided to sit this upcoming US tour out," explains Ralphs. "The travel required to do these dates is something I'm just not feeling up for at the moment. I'm glad the band found Rich to take my place for this run, I'm sure he'll be great. See you all again soon. Much love to Paul and Simon, and love to all our fans for supporting us over the years Thanks."

"I'm excited to be joining Bad Company as their special guest on tour this summer," says Robinson. "One of my favorite bands growing up was Free. I've been a big fan of Paul Rodgers and his work throughout his career - from Bad Company and beyond - and Simon Kirke is one of my all time favorite drummers. To be able to play with Paul and Simon is such an honor. I'm really looking forward to it. See you out there!"

The Bad Company / Joe Walsh dates for the "One Hell Of A Night" tour will begin in Dallas, TX on May 12. Read more here.

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Rob Zombie Releases UFO Video

(TeamRock Radio) Rob Zombie has released a video for his track Well, Everybody's F***ing In A UFO. The song is taken from his upcoming album The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser.

Zombie says: "This album is the best thing we've done to date, and we can't wait to share it with you. No, we mean it. It's the most f***ed up thing we've ever done.

"We spent so much time putting this monster together and it's been worth it because this thing is about to explode." The new album is set to be released on April 29 visa UMe/T-Boy Records. Watch the new video here.

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Opera Singer Covers AC/DC On Spain's Got Talent

(Classic Rock) A contestant on Spain's Got Talent wowed the judges with an unexpected performance of AC/DC's Highway To Hell. Cristina Ramos started off with a flawless performance of a classical aria, but stunned the audience and judging panel by suddenly ripping off her dress to reveal torn jeans and launching into the rock hit.

The 37-year-old impressed so much that one judge pushed the 'golden buzzer,' meaning Ramos bypasses the next round of auditions and goes directly through to the live shows.

AC/DC, meanwhile, are still searching for a singer to replace Brian Johnson on upcoming live shows. Johnson was ordered to stand down as he risks going deaf if he continues to perform with the band. Watch the performance here.

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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Careful To Avoid Trouble With Lamb Of God

(Classic Rock) Dave Mustaine wants to keep Chris Adler with Megadeth for as long as possible - but he's being careful not to cause any problems with the drummer's main band, Lamb Of God.

And he's delighted that the stand-in chosen by Adler happens to be available to play all the shows he'll be needed for. Adler appeared as guest musician on Megadeth's latest album Dystopia, and he's committed to playing as many shows as he can with the thrash icons.

But despite having been a fan of Mustaine all his life, he has no plans to leave Randy Blythe and co. Mustaine tells WSOU: "We're really happy that the guys in Lamb Of God aren't protesting him playing with us. We don't want to cause any problems in that camp. It's a big deal - everybody's talking about the record. Everybody's talking about the four of us. We don't want to cause problems."

He continues: "It would be great if Chris could do every single date, but there's going to be some he can't. For those, we've got a drummer that Chris picked. Tony Laureano played with Nile and Dimmu Borgir. He's a great guy.

"He's got a couple of solo things that he's doing, but fortunately for us, it works out that he's available for the shows that Chris is out with Lamb Of God." Read more here.

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Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Album Details Revealed

(Prog) A compilation album which celebrates The Grateful Dead's music will launch on May 20. Aaron and Bryce Dessner from The National curated the record over the last four years. It features more than 60 artists and is almost six hours long.

Contributing artist, TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, says of The Grateful Dead: "They're one of the great, 'do everything' bands, take from whatever you want and warp it into something new. I'm sure that some of the space rock and psyche DNA of the band has seeped into what we do."

A one-off Day of the Dead live performance featuring several of the album's contributing artists, including Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry and Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen, will also take place at Wisconsin's Eaux Claires Festival from August 12-13. See the track and artist listing here.

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Black Stone Cherry Unplug For The Rambler Performance

(TeamRock Radio) Black Stone Cherry have performed an unplugged version of The Rambler for TeamRock's cameras. The track is taken from The Rambler, the follow-up to 2014's Magic Mountain, and was a highlight o the band's recent Carnival Of Madness shows with Shinedown and Halestorm.
The track, which was co-written by former Shinedown guitarist Jasin Todd, was performed for us by frontman Chris Robertson and guitarist Ben Wells, and means a lot to the band.

"There's just something about that song," Robertson told us last month. "I remember being in the studio and I was singing it and trying to keep back from crying the whole time, thinking about my grandpa and just being away from my kid and wife and stuff and I got to the last chorus and just had to stop.

"I've never had anything like that happen to me before. But it was definitely happening, and it was real. I can't really describe it, but it got me." Check out the video here.

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Ace Frehley Open To KISS Reunion

(Classic Rock) Ace Frehley says he won't rule out a return to Kiss after his enjoyable recent collaboration with former bandmate Paul Stanley. Stanley provided guest vocals on Frehley's cover version of Free hit Fire And Water for the guitarist's solo album Origins Vol. 1 - due out on April 15 via Entertainment One.

And Frehley says he'll never rule out the possibility of teaming up with Stanley and Gene Simmons in Kiss. He tells One On One With Mitch Lafon: "We haven't discussed that at this point, but I'm not ruling it out. I always leave the door open. I know there have been rumors and stuff, but there hasn't been any talk of us getting back together.

"Right now it's just the excitement of this record, and I'm very excited about Fire And Water. There's a good chance that we're gonna release that as a single.

"Paul's really happy with the way it turned out, I'm very happy, the record company's very happy, so we're just moving forward in a positive way. And whatever happens in the future, it happens, or if it doesn't, it doesn't." Check out the full interview here.

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Tom Waits Streams Blind Willie Johnson Cover

(The Blues) Tom Waits has released a stream of his take on Blind Willie Johnson's John The Revelator in another cut from all-star tribute album God Don't Never Change.

Waits has already been heard performing The Soul Of A Man, the opening track to the record which also features Lucinda Williams, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, the Blind Boys Of Alamaba and others.

Alligator Records say: "Johnson sang his sanctified gospel lyrics with overwhelming intensity, his deep, raspy voice accompanying his haunting, blues-drenched guitar playing." Stream the song here.

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Tremonti Streaming New Song 'Dust'

(hennemusic) Alter Bridge offshoot Tremonti have issued a lyric video for the title track to their forthcoming album, "Dust." Due April 29 and produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, the project was recorded during the same sessions as 2015's "Cauterize."

As a result, "Dust" also features the lineup of guitarist/vocalist Mark Tremonti, guitarist Eric Friedman, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen and drummer Garrett Whitlock.

"Some of my favorite songs are on the second record," says Tremonti. "The title track, 'Dust', I think, has the best chorus of the whole recording process. 'Dust' has my favorite solo. The opening track, 'My Last Mistake', is one of my favorite songs. It's got the big ballad of the two records. It's definitely not the 'b-sides' of 'Cauterize.'" Check out the new song here.

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Avatar Streaming Two New Songs

(TeamRock Radio) Avatar have released streams of the songs Regret and House Of Eternal Hunt. The two tracks are lifted from their forthcoming concept album, Feathers & Flesh. It's due for release on May 13.

Avatar frontman Johannes Eckstrom says: "What you have is the beginning of the story and all the light and darkness of things to come. We meet our protagonist Owl as she lies dying, looking back on the night that would be her last. Regret is about regret.
"Staring into the cold eyes of Death, she wishes to change everything, to go back, to live again. This leads us to House Of Eternal Hunt. It is how things used to be, how they were supposed to be.

"That is how the tale starts, with a predator ruling the sky on the night that would turn out to be her last. With this concept and these tracks, we want to give you the past, present and, more than anything else, the future of metal as we see it." Read more and stream the songs here.

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Set It Off Release 'Uncontainable' Video

(TeamRock Radio) Set It Off have released a video for their track Uncontainable. The track is available as a digital single now and is taken from the Florida-based band's upcoming third album, due for release in the summer.

Vocalist Cody Carson says: "If there's one thing Set It Off knows it's struggle. We know nothing worth having in this life comes easy and there have been many instances and many people in our lives lately that try their best to bring us down.

"This is our message to those people that force their way into our lives to try and break us - you won't. Bring it on, we're Set It Off and we never back down from a fight. This is only the beginning, so turn up our new song Uncontainable, feel the energy, and take over the world."

Set It Off have wrapped up the recording of the follow-up to 2014 effort Duality. It was produced by Brandon Paddock, Erik Ron and Mike Green.

Carson adds: "Uncontainable is just the tip of the iceberg. We're very proud of this song and this video but as far as we're concerned it's just going to get better from here.

"We can't wait to show you all of our new songs, we've never had a team so excited about anything in our lives. So be patient and prepare yourself for the best record Set It Off has put together to date." Watch the new video here.

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Jeff Healey's 'Lost' Album 'Heal My Soul' Streaming Online

(The Blues) Jeff Healey's 'lost' album Heal My Soul is streaming in its entirety via TeamRock. The record will be released on March 25 to mark what would have been the late guitar icon's 50th birthday. But it can now be heard in full using the playlist below.

The album is made up of tracks restored by the Jeff Healey Estate after his death. The blind blues rock guitarist passed away in March, 2008, at the age 41 after a three-year battle with sarcoma cancer.

Estate co-administrators Cristie Healey and Roger Costa said: "Heal My Soul is a project that we have wanted to tackle for years. It contains material recorded during one of the most creative periods in Jeff's rock career.

"Until now, it has never seen the light of day. Jeff was very proud of this work and it features some of the most powerful and impassioned performances he ever committed to record." Stream the album here.

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The Who To Headline The Isle Of Wight Festival

(Classic Rock) The Who have been confirmed as Saturday night headliners for the Isle Of Wight Festival 2016. They join Queen, Stereophonics and Faithless in headlining this year's event, which runs from June 9-12 at Seaclose Park in Newport.

Richard Aschroft, formerly of The Verve, will join The Who as a special guest for their only UK festival appearance of the year. It'll mark The Who's fourth appearance at the Isle Of Wight Festival, following their performances there in 1969, 1970 and 2004.

Festival organizer John Giddings says: "The Who are part of the fabric of the Isle of Wight Festival, and it's great to welcome them back to the island as part of their ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations." Read more here.

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Entombed AD Vocalist Loses Legal Battle With Former Guitarist

(TeamRock Radio) Entombed AD vocalist Lars-Goran 'LG' Petrov has lost his legal battle to stop former guitarist Alex Hellid selling beverages under the band's original moniker.

Hellid will be able to sell band-labelled drinks after Petrov's appeal to stop him was rejected by the Swedish Patent And Registration Office. Petrov filed a letter of protest to block the move, saying Hellid was acting in "bad faith" and that there was a desire to "deceive the public," Blabbermouth reports.

The former axeman had registered the trademark for Entombed under spirits production in 2014, after a legal fallout following the band's lineup change resulted in the group being forced to amend their name to Entombed AD. Read more here.

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Tesseract Star Explains Reason For Early Vocal Approach

(Prog) Tesseract's bassist Amos Williams says the band felt they had to use guttural vocals in their earlier music to get ahead. He admits that the band initially felt they "had to do certain things to fit in," but says their widespread appeal then allowed them to break into the prog market.

Williams told FreqsTV's Into The Machine: "I feel that a lot of genres have expectations. When we started, I feel like we felt we had to do certain things to fit in.

"I definitely remember conversations about not being happy with the screamed guttural vocals, but saying to each other, 'We have to do this'. That was probably the first indication of where the band was going. Even on the first album, we could tell we were going to move away as quick as possible."

He continues: "As a young band, it allowed us to be a part of something that acted as a springboard. It immediately propelled us into an international market. It was a good thing to do that.

"If we had forged our own path at that point I don't feel we would have got the international acclaim that we did immediately." The band is the latest to appear on the FreqsTV web series Into The Machine. Watch the episode here.

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Ihsahn Streaming New Song 'Pressure'

(Prog) Ihsahn has released an online stream of his track Pressure. The song is taken from his upcoming album Arktis, which is set to be released on April 8 via Candlelight Records.

The Emperor frontman previously said of the album: "My focus for this album was to write within more traditional song structures and still give each song a strong individual identity, be that through a re-occurring melody, a chorus, sound design or the good, old guitar riff.

"I also wanted to explore this on the production side, blending organic rock sounds with more modern expressions." Check out the stream of the new track here.

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Mostly Autumn Announce Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Off Dates

(Prog) Mostly Autumn have announced a run of European shows around their support slot with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. The York rockers launch the tour in Glasgow on May 1 and will also play in the Netherlands, London, Bilston and Cambridge. They'll play a hometown show on May 20.

Earlier this month, Mostly Autumn were confirmed as the support act for Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow show in Birmingham on June 25. Guitarist Bryan Josh said: "Our most sincere and heartfelt thanks go to all in the Ritchie Blackmore camp for this incredible opportunity. As you may well know, Ritchie Blackmore has been a major influence on me ever since I was a child.

"In fact, one of the main reasons I picked up a guitar in the first place all those years ago. This will be very special for so many reasons." See the forthcoming tour dates here.

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Pierce The Veil Announce New Album 'Misadventures'

(Radio.com) Pierce the Veil have announced a new album titled Misadventures. The band's highly anticipated fourth studio album is set to be released on May 13th.

The first single from the new record is called "Texas is Forever," it slated to be released on March 24th. "I wanted every song to have real meaning, and thought that in spending time in different places, I'd find new inspirations," says frontman Vic Fuentes, "that's exactly what happened."

It's the band's first new music since 2012's Collide with the Sky. Check out the full track listing for Misadventures and listen to a clip of the "Texas Is Forever" single here.

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A Day To Remember's Paranoia Is A One-Off

(Radio.com) A Day To Remember recently released a new song on an unsuspecting audience. Titled "Paranoia," the hard rock track was followed a day after with a video that garnered nearly 800 thousand views in just four days.

According to Jeremy McKinnon, ADTR's frontman, the song came together organically. "We took some time to get together and write with no real expectations, says the singer. The band took a trek up to Fort Collins, CO where they'd collaborate with Descendants' Bill Stevenson and recording engineer Jason Livermore. "That song just kind of came out of nowhere one day--and we were all really pumped on it. We went to New York and had Andy Wallace mix it. If people aren't familiar with who he is, he's one of the best mixers of all time if not the best mixer of all time."

Fans immediately theorized that a new album must be imminent, especially since the band would be heading out on tour with Parkway Drive and State Champs this May. Naturally, they must be touring new music, right? Wrong.
"Paranoia," says Jeremy McKinnon, is just a one-off. Read more
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Supersonic Blues Machine Releases New Album Trailer

(The Blues) Supersonic Blues Machine have released a trailer for their album West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco. The video features interviews with guests Warren Haynes, Walter Trout and Robben Ford.

The supergroup founded by Fabrizio Grossi, Lance Lopez and Kenny Aronoff also brought in Billy GIbbons, Robben Ford, Eric Gales and Chris Duart.

Grossi recently said: "The blues is what makes me tick. It's the main ingredient of any successful musical recipe. You'll feel B.B. King's presence on stage - even though we might be wearing space suits." Watch the video here.

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Signed Marillion Guitar Being Raffled Online For Charity

(TeamRock Radio) A Fender guitar signed by Marillion is being raffled online for charity. The 1998 Deluxe Super Stratocaster was signed by the band at Real World Studios in Wiltshire during the recording of their upcoming 18th album. It is said to be in mint condition.

A raffle is being hosted on a Virgin Money Giving page with the money being used to set up a fund in memory of little Charlie Mortimer, who died just a few days after being born. He had undiagnosed Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD), a rare genetic metabolic condition.

A statement on the Virgin Money page reads: "Charlie was born on August 11, 2009. He was the Mortimer family's third beautiful son - their life was perfect, complete.

"Charlie went home to meet his big brothers on August 12, and they spent the most precious 24 hours of their lives together. The 'perfection', however, came to a very sudden and unexpected end when Charlie stopped breathing at home on Thursday, August 13." Read more here.

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David Lee Roth Looks Back Youth Football Days On The Roth Show

(hennemusic) David Lee Roth recalls football-playing days from his youth on the latest edition of The Roth Show. The singer played Pop Warner football in his early days, something he recounted on last summer's Van Halen tour when he dedicated a song to NFL legend and broadcaster Frank Gifford following his death at the age of 84.

"As kids we knew nothing, later on we learned nothing, and soon after achieved nothing," says Roth in the episode entitled Victory Field. "My accountant says soon I'll have nothing. All this would've been impossible without football."

"Football has everything to do with who I am today and I would not be here without that," Roth told the crowd in Holmdel, NJ last August. "I played Pop Warner football religiously from the minute I was able to qualify until - like Menudo - I was too big and they kicked me out. I was no good, my enthusiasm far outweighed my abilities, and at least half of what I know I learned from Coach Kelly, Coach Brown, and my Dad was one of the coaches, too.

"I grew up with a poster of Bob Dylan on the wall, there's a picture of Jimi Hendrix on the wall, and there was a picture of Bart Starr, Vince Lombardi and Frank Gifford right next to them." Watch the episode here.

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