The legendary band recruited Rose to take over lead vocals for their world tour after doctors warned longtime frontman Brian Johnson that he risked permanent hearing loss if he continued the tour.
The unusual pairing was met with acclaim from both fans and critics, but at issue was a complained filed by FACUA-Consumers in Action on behalf of ticket buyers that wished to receive a refund because of the lineup change and a deadline that was reportedly imposed.
Live Nation, the promoter of the band's May 10th, 2016 concert at the Estadio Olimpico de Sevilla in Seville, Spain, has been fined by The General Directorate of Economy and Commerce of the City of Seville, according to the organization's website Facua.org.
They report that the fine was imposed for an alleged violation of a provision of the Regulations for Admission to Shows and Recreational Activities in Andalusia that says, "spectators and assistants are entitled to the refund of the amounts paid by the entrance or locality and, where appropriate, the proportional part of the payment, when the public spectacle or recreational activity is suspended, Postponed or substantially amended." Read the translated report for more details on the claims made that caused the fine to be imposedhere.
Mustaine made news with his interview with the radio station WRIF when he said, "Believe it or not, we've got some cool things going on for the States. We've got two really great things we're gonna be doing. We'll be heading out some part of the spring or summer and then we just were told about an opportunity at the end of the year that really, really excited me."
He then added, "It's somebody I've never played with before that we're actually gonna be supporting. They were so cool that we would step down from being a headliner to support this group."
It was another radio station, Los Angeles' 93.1 Jack FM, that revealed the identity of that mystery band with the following report on Monday "Two of the most celebrated bands in hard rock, together for the first time on the 'Crazy World Tour.' the Scorpions with very special guests Megadeth, play the 'Fabulous' Forum in Inglewood on Saturday, October 7." See the report and presale detailshere.
Limited to 4,000 copies, the mono single will be presented on a one-sided 12" 180-gram black vinyl and will play at 33 1/3 RPM. The single will come with a fold-out poster and an A6 postcard featuring a classic image of the band taken when they were recording their debut single, "Arnold Layne."
Written and performed by Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, "Interstellar Overdrive" is an unheard recording from 1966, running at close to 15 minutes long.
The original recording was done at the Thomson studio in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on November 31, 1966, before the band were signed to EMI.
A different, shorter version of the track appears on the band's groundbreaking debut album, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn." Read morehere.
The An Evening With Primus And Clutch tour is set to kick off on July
17th in Charlotte, NC at the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre and will run until August 18th where it will wrap in Berkeley, CA at The Greek Theatre.
The trek will feature each band playing a full set and will not include any opening acts with Clutch kicking off each show an hour after the venue doors open.
Clutch also announced that they will be launching their first annual Earth Rocker Festival which will be taking place on May 20th at Shiley Acres in Inwood, WV. Read morehere.
McCartney had the following to say via his official website, "Chuck Berry sadly passed away over the weekend. He was one of rock 'n' roll's greatest poets. He will be missed but remembered by everyone who ever loved rock 'n' roll,.
"From the first minute we heard the great guitar intro to 'Sweet Little Sixteen' we became fans of the great Chuck Berry. His stories were more like poems than lyrics - the likes of 'Johnny B Goode' or 'Maybellene'. To us he was a magician making music that was exotic yet normal at the same time. We learnt so many things from him which led us into a dream world of rock 'n' roll music."Read morehere.
According to Radio.com, a reissue of the long out of print 1983 Prince picture disc for "Little Red Corvette"/"1999" will be one of the exclusives offered this year at participating record stores. It will limited to just 5,000 copies.
For David Bowie fans, a previously unreleased live recording of his September 5th, 1974 concert in Los Angeles will be released as "David Bowie Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74)." It too will be limited to 5,000 units.
Also on tap for classic rock fans will be Jimmy Page and the Black Crows' "Misty Mountain Hop," "Bring It On Home," "In the Light" a live recordings from the Jones Beach Concert on marbled black and white vinyl. See some of more the special releaseshere.
"This is something I've always wanted to do: Take an evening, invite an audience and just be me," Walsh said in a statement. "What you can expect is me playing music, answering almost all questions anyone would ask (except the ones that may incriminate me), a big screen power point presentation put together and narrated by me, guitar shop talk, slide guitar 101, true stories of road craziness and a discussion of how to destroy hotel rooms and of course playing more music."
Walsh added that the setting will inform what he shares. "I'm particularly excited to talk about my Elvis experiences--what he meant to me and what I meant to him," he said. "We'll conclude with a Town Hall Meeting, including a strategy and platform discussion for my candidacy to run for President of the United States in 2020 and sing 'God Bless America' or something else (Elvis would want that)." Read morehere.
As frontman Adam Lazzara told Radio.com in November, the band faced a fork in the road after seventeen years. Do they give fans the expected, or do they follow their hearts and produce an album that speaks about who they are as a band today?
"We can go one way and that way would be the easy way and just write what people expect from us or we can write something that's very true to the people that we are right now… not only in our lives but the music we're listening to. And that's the road we took and thankfully it's been going really well cause the whole thing could have blown up in our face." See the dateshere.
The band tweeted out the announcement using a similar design and typography used for envelopes accompanying some physical copies of their new EP Not the Actual Events.
Missy Elliott and Bjork are set to co-headline Friday with Frank Ocean headlining Saturday and Nine Inch Nails headlining Sunday. Other notable names performing throughout the weekend include A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Iggy Pop, Solange, Run the Jewels, Flying Lotus, Andersen .Paak and MGMT. See the full lineuphere.
"We love touring the world and playing music to our loyal fan base - this is what we do and we'll probably never quit!," says the band. "We're as excited and energized today as we've ever been and we can't wait to hit the UK this summer!"
Tickets for all three shows go on sale on March 24 from 10am. Cheap Trick are currently juggling live dates with work on a new album planned for an early summer release. See the dateshere.
"Potato Heads" refers to the toy that travels with McCready and often appears in the photos. "Not one to take things too seriously, Mike often brought along his pal, Mr. Potato Head and would ask celebrities, friends, and family to take a Polaroid photo with him," according to the book's summary.
"Needless to say, Mike captured endless strange looks and creative poses in response." Of Potato Heads and Polaroids can be preordered here and will be released on May 30th. Read morehere.
The new clip was directed by Matt Zane (Wayne Static, John 5, Orgy) and is one of the tracks from Dopesick's forthcoming EP "The Love and Terror Cult", which is set to be released on April 28th.
Machado had this to say, "I had a great time making the video for Release Me. Somehow, we wound up on a Hollywood rooftop with Matt Zane, and insanity followed shortly after. The backdrop was the beautiful California night sky and a dimly lit Los Angeles skyline.
"I will say that musical instruments were definitely hurt during the making of this video and human beings are definitely to blame. I've never seen a Gibson Les Paul thrown off a rooftop, surely it instigated the destruction of several microphone stands on my part. Check out the video and keep an eye out for the flying Les Paul that nearly decapitated me. All for the love of rock!" Watch the videohere.
The first coheadlining dates revealed include Los Angeles' The Greek on August 27th, New York City's Beacon Theatre on September 14th and Peachtree City's Frederick Brown Amphitheatre on September 10th, with more dates still to be announced.
Toto's Steve Lukather had this to say, "I've known Neil a long time and he's a fantastic musician. Pat's voice is one of the all time greats and we're super excited to join together with them to do some shows this summer." Read morehere.
The band will be kicking off their touring with three U.S. dates this May in Illinois, New Jersey and Maryland, followed by a European tour in the first half of June.
The band will then be making appearances at several European music festivals this summer and returning the U.S. for the Frost & Fire Festival in Ventura, Ca in October. Read more and see the dateshere.
The acclaimed UK band will be kicking off their sold out American tour on March 30th in Miami at the American Airlines Arena and concluding with their performance at the second weekend of the Coachella festival.
Radiohead's camp sent over the following details about the support group: "Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis are a cross-cultural joint Jewish-Arabic project that revives the music of the Al-Kuwaiti Brothers--composers of some of the most popular Iraqi songs from the early 20th century. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood previously collaborated with Dudu Tassa on the latter's track 'Eize Yom' in 2009." See the tour dateshere.
According to the brewery, they will distribute the new beer this June in 12oz six-pack cans in limited quantities. But for real fans who demand the beer stay true to the album title, Alesmith will also offer a small batch of limited edition of 40oz bottles for sale directly through the San Diego brewery and select outlets.
"From our very first meeting this was obviously a perfect fit," says Sublime's manager Dave Kaplan. "Both AleSmith and Sublime are all about staying true to quality and authenticity above all else. Plus, I always could see that classic Sublime Sun logo on a beer bottle. We just needed a world-class beer to go inside and we found it with AleSmith." Read morehere.