Archive for July, 2011

Forgive me father cause i have sinned (Motley Crue + Poison Outlaw Jam Review)

Motorcycles! Girls! Fire! Rock!!!!!!! 80’s glam at its finest @ Outlaw Jam, Maryland.

The real deal started around 3 pm when the New York Dolls showed why they are considered the fathers of two styles that marked the 70’s.. Glam and Punk. Singing their old time hits like Personality Crisis, Pills, Trash and others began motivating the crowd that was starting to get into the rock ambiance.

The weather wasn’t helping, reaching a temperature 102, but the hot bartenders from Cancun Cantina were making it comfortable with beers and coctails all day.

it was 5:15 and Rikki Rockett comes out with a Spray painting in his drums FRED ROCK (wich stands for Frederick, MD), and Poison came out singing LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN. Bret Michaels showed high quality performance and the Band Played for over 75 minutes their classic hits like RIDE THE WIND, UNSKINNY BOP, FALLEN ANGEL, YOUR MAMA DONT DANCE, EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN, TALK DIRTY TO ME, NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME and many others celebrating their 25 years.

After Poison played people needed to refresh themselves because of the intense heat of the redneck town and I couldn’t find anything better to do that make my way to first row!

Now the main event!! It started at 8:10 with the sound of the WILD SIDE! the crowd was amazing singing every lyric of the song, then they played SAINT OF LOS ANGELES receiving the same behavior from the crowd until the end of the song that Nikki Sixx Jumped into the crowd to hit a fan FOR USING A PROFESSIONAL CAMERA! at this moment I knew this was a totally memorable show!

Vince Neil reached his highest notes! Mick Mars played amazingly well (He is the darkest guy that i have seen in my life, you can barely say he has facial expressions). Tommy Lee was outstanding with his Roller Coaster Drum Solo and his performance as an entertainer. And Nikki, well what can I say.. being in front row you take your chances of being spat from him, well, he spat at me and in the end threw a bucket of fake blood all over us. AMAZING!

Motley Crue played all of their hits such as LIVE WIRE, GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, TOO YOUNG TO FALL IN LOVE, HOME SWEET HOME, DR. FEELGOOD, DONT GO AWAY MAD, SAME OLD SITUATION, KICKSTART MY HEART and many others during over 90 minutes of SHOW.

Girls, Lights, Fire, and Marihuana smell all over Outlaw Jam during the whole gig! Forgive me Father cause I have sinned… but I dont regret it!

VIDEOS

Poison – Every Rose has its Thorn

Poison – Talk Dirty to me/Nothing but a good time

Motley Crue – Home Sweet Home

Motley Crue – Dr Feelgood

Motley Crue – Kickstart my heart (sorry its cut. only first 2 minutes)

and TOMMY LEE ROLLER COASTER DRUM SOLO

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EXCLUSIVE: Nikki Sixx Jumps off the stage into a fan

We were there next to the incident!

Last night (7/30/11) @ Outlaw Jam, Bassist Nikki Sixx jumped off the stage into the crowd attacking a fan with a professional-style camera. The band stopped playing while security guards came out, pulled Sixx back onto the stage and they removed a large, professional-style camera and its owner from the crowd.

The Incident was between the song “Saints Of Los Angeles” and “Live Wire”

Keep tuned for a complete review of Outlaw Jam 2 and pictures from first row!!

Video Thanks to MCLZ69

 


Watch Pearl Jam’s PJ20 Trailer


The official trailer has been introduced for Cameron Crowe’s PJ20 documentary, chronicling the rise, trials and tribulations of persevering Seattle quintet Pearl Jam – from an insider’s perspective.

Pearl Jam Twenty from Pearl Jam on Vimeo.

The trailer appeared on the PJ20 website, along with a montage of photos featuring the band in both prominent imagery and behind-the-scenes shots. For longtime fans, there’s a goosebump-inducing level of intimacy portrayed in the trailer alone, showcasing the rare occurrence of the band speaking openly about their struggles and unlikely survival, as well as many candid & unguarded moments, under the tune of the semiautobiographical soul-soarer Given To Fly.

“20 years of rare and unseen footage” doesn’t sound like a gimmick this time. PJ maniacs are no doubt giddy with excitement for not only the film, but for the upcoming PJ20 fest, a weekend-getaway culmination of the band’s 20th anniversary celebration featuring quite a few good friends.

PJ20 will arrive in September. Keep an eye on PJ20.com for more…

Via: Antiquiet


Mike Love Says Beach Boys Reunion is Happening

The Beach Boys are definitely planning on celebrating their 50th anniversary with a new album. According to Billboard, the singer says the album should happen in 2012.

“Where we’re at right now is Brian’s [Wilson] written some songs, I’ve written some songs [and] we’re talking very seriously about getting together and co-writing and doing some new music together,” Love said. “He’s been doing his own touring, we’ve been doing ours and so we haven’t really been able to lock into that, but it looks like this fall we will. It just makes a lot of sense with a milestone such as 50 years to get together and do something.”

As for a possible live performance featuring Love, Wilson, Bruce Johnston and Al Jardine, he said: “I think that there’s definitely more than a possibility that will happen, but to what degree I don’t know. It’s a little early to say, but I definitely think it would be more than worthwhile. It would be really special to commemorate that milestone with some personal appearances.”
Via: Gibson


Happy Birthday Geddy Lee – Today the Rush lead man turns 57

The bass player and lead singer of legendary rock band RUSH turns 57 today and the dude is still rocking like it’s the 1970′s.

Gary Lee Weinrib, better known as Geddy Lee (born July 29, 1953), is a Canadian musician, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee joined what would become Rush in September 1968, at the request of his childhood friend Alex Lifeson, replacing original bassist and frontman Jeff Jones.

An award-winning musician, Lee’s style, technique, and skill on the bass guitar have inspired many rock and heavy metal musicians, such as Steve Harris of Iron Maiden,  John Myung of Dream Theater, Les Claypool of Primus, Juan Alderete of The Mars Volta, and Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine.

In addition to his composing, arranging, and performing duties for Rush, Lee has produced for various other bands, including Rocket Science. Lee’s first solo effort, My Favorite Headache, was released in 2000.

Along with his Rush bandmates – guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart – Lee was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honoured, as a group. Lee is ranked 13th by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal vocalists of all time.

 

 

 


Def Leppard resumed their North American Tour

Def Leppard resumed their North American tour last wednesday (July 27) in Cincinnati after postponing several gigs following the death of singer Joe Elliott‘s father on July 7. In addition, Elliott has posted a ‘thank you’ note to his fans for their support.

The band postponed a total of 11 shows and canceled its appearance at Wisconsin’s Rock Fest as Elliott mourned the death of his father, Joe Sr., who passed away after a long hospitalization following a series of heart attacks.

Last night’s gig, in a blazing hot Cincinnati, marked the group’s first show back on their trek with opening act Heart. Def Leppard played a 15-song setlist, and Elliott admitted that the heat and the emotion got to him. The singer, who posted a picture of his dad (above, right) on the band’s official site, wrote the following ‘thank you’ note to his fans:

By now most of you will know that my Father passed away after a long illness, on July 7th, aged 81. This is why some of our shows have been rescheduled, & quite frankly, why I might have been “off my game” recently, & for that I can only apologize. Going into the rehearsals & tour, even with a sick father’s blessing, is a lot harder than I imagined it to be, & through all the jokes & smiles during interviews & indeed up on stage, there’s an inherent  sadness & worry you just can’t shake … and as we like to say, you can’t unscramble an egg, …. it IS hard to deal with, but you all know, we are the kings of getting on with it, so we shall prevail, …. which brings me back to the title of this piece ….

Last night was the first show back after the enforced break, the first show I’ve ever done without a Father, & can I say to the good people of Cincinnati Ohio, THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT THAT LITTLE BIT EASIER TO DEAL WITH BY BEING “SO” GOOD !!! … I’ll admit, I ran out of gas last night, by ‘Photograph’ I had nothing left to give … it WAS emotional, yes, but it was over 100 degrees on stage too, which didn’t help either, but you guys carried me over the last part of the show on a wave of goodwill that I will never forget !! I had to get the first show, wherever it might have been, out of the way, to help me move on as it were, & after experiencing a reception like we did last night I wouldn’t have wanted it anywhere else !!! …. I hope the rest of the shows are as good, and I’m sure they will be, but for now, last night emotionally at least has helped my through the hardest few weeks of my life, & I thank you all for that.

Also, I thank everyone who has sent condolence messages to my Mum and me, mainly through the Planet Rock account, way too many to reply to, so please take this as a great big THANK YOU !! … my old man would be well proud !!! …  as he was when I photographed him sat on Rick’s Kit at the Don Valley Stadium gig back in 1993, the photograph below is something I thought I’d like to share with you all …..

Once again, thank you all so very much for your support over these last few very difficult weeks …

Love & peace,
Joe Elliott


Via: UltimateClassicRock


“God Bless Ozzy” Jack Osbourne’s Documentary about Ozzy’s life in theaters Aug. 24 and Aug. 29

‘God Bless Ozzy,’ the Jack Osbourne-directed documentary chronicling his father Ozzy Osbourne‘s life, will be in theaters for a special two-night only event next month. The film will be broadcast to movie theaters nationwide on August 24 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). Tickets go on sale Monday Aug. 1.

The documentary is directed by Mike Fliess along with the younger Osbourne, who provides much of the vision for the film. ‘God Bless Ozzy’ promises to include never before seen footage from Black Sabbath and Osbourne’s touring days. There will be extended interviews with each Osbourne family member, as well as conversations with musicians like Paul McCartney and Tommy Lee.

Fathom Events has a link to all theaters participating in the two-night only broadcast. That’s also the site to use to purchase advance tickets. It’s been a revealing year for Osbourne as he also released a box set celebrating the 30th anniversary of his ‘Blizzard of Oz’ and ‘Diary of a Madman’ albums, which includes a 70-minute long ’30 Years After the Blizzard’ DVD.

Osbourne begins touring in Europe next week. He’s also working on a new album, the follow-up to 2010′s ‘Scream.’ Additionally he’s releasing a new book, called ‘Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy’ in October.

Via: UltimateClassicRock


The Who to release Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut Boxset and announce 2012 Tour

The Who have announced that they will release their classic 1973 rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’ as a special ‘Director’s Cut’ boxset later this year.

Guitarist Pete Townshend revealed that he had been overseeing work on ‘Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut’, which will be released on November 14 and will include previously unheard demos, an exclusive eight-track 5.1 Sound DVD, a deluxe hard-back book, previously unseen personal notes, photographs, and other memorabilia that is yet to be revealed. The album will also be re-released in double vinyl, 2-disc digi-pak and digital versions.

Earlier this month, Townshend refuted claims from his bandmate Roger Daltrey that his hearing was too damaged to play live, and claimed that The Who were planning on embarking on a ‘Quadrophenia’ tour.

Townshend did not join Daltrey for his ‘Tommy’ tour, which he took around the country this month, but insisted in a blog post that his hearing was “better than ever”, adding:
“The reason I am not on the road with Roger is that this is entirely Roger’s adventure, one that is bringing him great joy. I don’t belong on this ‘Tommy’ tour. I wish him well, sincerely, and I look forward to playing with Roger again doing ‘Quadrophenia’ next year.”

The Who’s Pete Townshend has revealed that the band are set tour their 1973 rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’.

The guitarist revealed the live plans on his blog on the legendary rockers’ website Thewho.com. No dates have yet been announced but Townshend said the jaunt will be happening “next year”.


Ted Nugent concert to air live via HDNet on Sunday, Aug. 14

A special Ted Nugent concert performance will air live via HDNet on Sunday, Aug. 14. The highly anticipated ‘I Still Believe’ broadcast will feature the seasoned performer and hit songwriter in his natural environment, proving to the world that few people, if any, put on a better live show then he does.

Throughout the summer months, HDNet Live has been featuring various concerts as part of their Rock ‘n Roll Road Trip series. Now it’s Uncle Ted’s turn.  In the special, the guitar legend, passionate political and personal rights activist will storm the stage with hits like ‘Cat Scratch Fever,’ ‘Stranglehold,’ ‘Dog Eat Dog,’ and of course, the new song ‘I Still Believe,’ which you can download for free just by singing up for his mailing list.

Nugent is currently in the midst of his I Still Believe tour, which has him reunited with former band member Derek St. Holmes to bring the best of Nugent and St. Holmes’ high-energy performances to markets across North America.

Look for ‘Ted Nugent Live – I Still Believe,’ to take place on Sunday, August 14 at 9:00 PM ET, live from Penn’s Peak, in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, on HDNet.

HDNet is available via DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DISH Network, Insight, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS. It is also available in Canada via Access Communications, Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct.

Ted Nugent- Catch Scratch Fever

Via: UltimaClassicRock


Scott Weiland : Not to rule out a VELVET REVOLVER reunion

Never say never. That’s the viewpoint Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland had adopted when it comes to his other former band, Velvet Revolver. Weiland reports that he is once again friends with Slash and the rest of the group, and says not to rule out an on-stage reunion at some point in the future.

In a recent interview with Classic Rock magazine, Weiland reflected somewhat wistfully on his time in Velvet Revolver, which paired him with former principal members of Guns N’ Roses, saying, “That was a magical thing, too. That was right when I was getting off dope and those guys were all sober and clean, and I had a very special kind of kinship because we’d all experienced the same things.”

Weiland intimated that there was a fraternal camaraderie in the band: “It felt like us against the world: ‘We’re gonna play just pure rock ‘n’ roll.’ And I think we did a really good job of it. It was a great band to see live, and I think we made two exciting albums.”

So it’s great to see that after the expected nastiness that follows a breakup, the musicians are all friends again, even staying in contact thanks to technology. Weiland admitted, “We patched things up and we get along. I see them every now and again, we text each other.”

He also offered up a little sliver of hope to diehard VR fans, saying, “And you know, we can never say never. Who knows, maybe we’ll do some shows some time.” That’s good news, especially since Velvet Revolver still haven’t found a replacement for the singer, having shelved recent material recorded with Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.


Metallica to play 30th anniversary gigs

Metallica have announced plans to celebrate their 30th Anniversary with a string of shows in their adopted home base of San Francisco at the Fillmore this December.

Here is what the band had to say: Thirty years of Metallica… can you believe it? We think it’s cause for a major celebration! You’ve been asking for a while now “just what the hell are you going to do to mark 30 years as a band?” closely followed by “why don’t we have more exclusive shows for Fan Club members?”

We’ve heard you loud and clear and are beyond psyched to announce that the week of December 5, 2011 will be a full on Metallica week in the Bay Area, more specifically we will be playing four shows for Met Club members only at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco on December 5, 7, 9, and 10 to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

These unique shows will include special guests and events, rare songs, varied set lists, odds and ends, and all the nutty stuff you expect from Metallica… fun for the entire family! Come to the Bay Area and spend the week with us to not only close out 2011 out with a bang, but to celebrate over three decades worth of craziness. More and tickets info HERE

 


Red Hot Chili Peppers returned to the stage for the first time in four years

Rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers returned to the stage for the first time in four years on Wednesday (27Jul11) with a secret outdoor concert under the stars.

The Under the Bridge hitmakers staged an intimate gig on the lawn at the Henry Miller Memorial Library in the Big Sur, California, attended by just 300 people, most of whom were friends of the band.

It was the group’s first live performance with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced John Frusciante, and the rockers thrilled the audience by treating them to a special preview of songs from their forthcoming album, I’m With You.

The set opened with new track Monarchy of Roses and alternated between classic hits like Give It Away, to fresh cuts such as Ethiopia, Look Around and Factory of Faith.

And the show proved to be a big night for the music veterans.

Frontman Anthony Kiedis told the crowd, “Every other song is a new thing, things we’ve never played before. It’s just a little exciting for us.”

But the gig was not without its problems – the breezy conditions took its toll on Kiedis’ voice, prompting Klinghoffer to take over on vocals on a series of songs towards the end of the set, and they were engulfed in darkness for a few minutes when the stage lighting suddenly cut out.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are due to play two more secret shows before embarking on a tour of Asia.

They will release I’m With You 08.30.2011


Paul McCartney to play the opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympic Games

Sir Paul McCartney is set to headline the opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympic Games alongside other British music stars.

Sir Paul McCartney is set to headline the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Beatles legend has told organisers of London 2012 he is “up for” playing at the prestigious event on July 27, but which songs he will play and final arrangements for the show are yet to be finalised.

Paul will not, however, perform with his former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr as he will be touring the US at the time.

Other British music legends such as The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin have ruled themselves out of performing at the event.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “The hope was to have the cream of British music all in the line-up but it now looks like Paul will be joined on stage by some younger stars.

“But of all the people you want, McCartney is number one. He is the ultimate showman and guaranteed to get the Olympics off to a great start.”

Paul – whose fashion designer daughter Stella McCartney is creating the kit for the British Olympic team – had hinted he might take part during an interview last month, saying: “I hear there’s a rumour that I might be involved.”

Via: ContactMusic


Queen’s Roger Taylor to reissue “Dear Mr Murdoch” song with ‘subtle changes’

Showing a certain aptitude for foresight, Queen’s drummer Roger Taylor is to re-release his 1994 protest song about the media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Taylor’s song Dear Mr Murdoch has had a slight update, which is only natural given the massive fallout following disturbing revelations about the phone hacking crisis.

Full of witty derisions, Taylor doesn’t hold back on attacking Murdoch, calling him “the pits” and blaming him for stoking up hatred in people as well as “blunting” people’s awareness of what is going on in the world.

Summing up his overriding sentiments towards the News International founder, Taylor finishes the song with the following lyrics: “And dear Mr Murdoch what have you done? You’re not quite as nice as Attila the Hun.”

The song will be available on iTunes and is already seen as a hot contender for the number one spot given the publicity surrounding Murdoch.

Yesterday, Murdoch faced the Commons media committee to answer questions about the hacking scandal that led to the closure of the News of the World.


Cheap Trick’s stage collapses in Ottawa. Big loss in equipment

Cheap Trick manager Dave Frey reports the band are grateful to have escaped the stage collapse at Sunday at  Ottawa Bluesfest unharmed. However, their truck driver was injured, and the band’s equipment is a total loss.

“Everything is gone,’ Frey tells Rolling Stone. ‘The gear is crushed and it’s soaked.  We’re trying to get gear set up for our show tomorrow in Buffalo.” The truck driver, for whom we only have a first name (Sandy), reportedly has an abdomen injury and a cracked femur.

According to Frey, the storm didn’t look so bad right up until the moment the wind gust that knocked over the stage hit. “I was actually on stage behind the drummer and I was taking a few pictures right before it happened. The air was still and it was humid and then out of nowhere, this wind hit that was just huge.”

Of course, everyone’s very lucky things didn’t turn out much worse. “We are so thankful,” Frey states before demonstrating that the band’s trademark sense of humor and style seems to be very much intact: “Do you know where we can rent a five-neck guitar?”