After hearing many people saying their reasons why not go to the show, like Ozzy can’t sing no more, Bill Ward is not on the drums. They are too old and don’t sound as good as they did, and more. I just wanted to prove all these people wrong and sure I did because Ozzy may not move to much on stage, but hell he can sing, and when he moves, it will take a laughter out of you. It is also true that Bill Ward is not on the drums anymore and without him the Black Sabbath reunion was never going to be a real reunion, but Tommy Clufetos performed amazingly through the whole show including his killer drum solo that created the biggest ovation from the crowd during the 2 hours of concert. And well, they might be old but they rocked harder than many young bands full of energy. Remember Black Sabbath is the reason why they play and sound like they do.
- War Pigs
- Into the Void
- Under the Sun
- Age of Reason
- Black Sabbath
- Behind the Wall of Sleep
- Basically / N.I.B.
- End of the Beginning
- Fairies Wear Boots
- Rat Salad
- Drum Solo
- Iron Man
- God is Dead?
- Dirty Women
- Children of the Grave
- Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Intro / Paranoid (Encore)
The sound of the sirens is the notice that War Pigs is beginning and got all the people who were in the sides of the venue getting beer or eating something to run and not miss anything from this show. War Pigs is such and anthem to Sabbath fans that anyone in the crowd will be singing the lyrics and so they did. the whole first verse of the song was a duet between Ozzy and the crowd. Ozzy will be singing “Generals gathered in their masses” and let the crowd sing followed the next line singing “Just like witches at black masses” and so on till the end of the verse. The connection between the the band and the crowd is what makes a concert memorable.
I have always been a fan of Geezer, as the backbone of Sabbath you can feel his powerful presence in the band. You don’t need to wait till NIB so you can see him kill the bass. he always do and during the whole concert his performance was outstanding. Despite being in one of the most influential bands of all time I believe that Geezer is an underrated bass player. He deserves more attention as a musician. he is not a flashy player but he can kick ass by doing it.
Tony Iommi was on his usual consistent all the way during the concert. we all know he has been through some bad moments of his life lately with the development of his cancer, but as Ozzy said “He is Iron Man.” he performed as everyone expected from the guitar god he is. His killer riffs made everyone move their head at the rhythm of his strings.
And there is a very special mention in this review to Tommy Clufetos. He is definitely not Bill Ward, but he is Tommy Clufetos and he played Tommy Clufetos way. His power behind the drums felt amazing and Black Sabbath with his drumming bonded perfectly. His Drum solo was amazing. I’ve seen many drummers perform their solos live, from Tommy Lee to Neil Peart, and I got to say that this one is one of the best ones I have ever seen live. The crowd reacted awesome during his solo and he also made people interact with ovations from the crowd every time he putted his drumsticks up.
Overall the show was totally memorable and I feel proud i got to see Metal Gods Black Sabbath perform live. In the future I don’t think i will have another opportunity to see them live and being my first one and probably and sadly the last one, I am glad the show was better than my expectations. Black Sabbath blew mi mind musically the first time I heard them as a kid, and totally kicked ass seeing them live as an adult.
When your expectations are too high for anything you always get disappointed. Well, I couldn’t have any higher expectation about THE TOUR featuring MOTLEY CRUE and KISS and it didn’t disappointed me.
First of all it’s remarkable to talk about the opener band: The Treatment. It’s a UK band that really showed how to kick ass and pulled a straight no bullshit rock act. They sounded like a mix between UFO, Thin Lizzy and Def Leppard. If anyone has a chance go see them. It’s a TripperRecomendation.
Motley Crue from the entrance made the big impact, having a clock on the screen of the stage till they came out and started their setlist with Saints of Los Angeles. After the first song Vince Neil introduced his new boots that he has to use because of the injury he suffered a few days ago.
The show had everything you expect on a Motley Crue concert: Girls dancing and flying around, lots of lights, Tommy’s Rollercoaster, Blood Buckets, and insane fireworks. Definitely one of the best stage the band have ever had.
The new song SEX was an instant hit with Camden’s crowd. Many were singing along the chorus and headbanging during the song. After their new hit they continued doing their classics as Don’t Go Away Mad, their obligatory power ballad Home Sweet Home, and at the end of the show it couldn’t miss their three biggest songs: Dr. Feelgood, Girls, Girls, Girls, and Kickstart My Heart.
You can easily notice that Vince Neil have a big problem getting to sing his songs he made 30 years ago. His voice is getting rough and for some fast paced singing he avoids some of the lyrics.
Tommy Lee did his famous Rollercoaster Drum Solo. Seriously is amazing what Tommy does, but not musically. The solo was playing drums behind some Dubstep music and finished with Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Roller Coaster. The only impressive thing about it is how he plays upside down. Instead of Tommy Lee Drum Solo they should called that act the Tommy Lee Drum Show.
Anyway, the show was great and delivered to the fans what they wanted to see.
MOTLEY CRUE SET LIST
- Saints of Los Angeles
- Wild Side
- Shout at the Devil
- Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
- Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
- Home Sweet Home
- THE TOMMY LEE SHOW (ROLLERCOASTER DRUM SOLO)
- Guitar Solo
- Live Wire
- Primal Scream
- Dr. Feelgood
- Girls, Girls, Girls
- Kickstart My Heart
Kiss came down from a riser with the sound of Detroit Rock City following by Shout It Out Loud. By then they had their massive screen with the KISS Logo on lights. After I Love It Loud, Gene came out with his sword in flames to make his classic fire spitting trick.
Since the new Kiss album, Monster, is coming to the stores in a couple of weeks, Paul didn’t wasted time and promoted his album and playing their new single, Hell or Hallelujah. Later on, Tommy “Ace’d” the show shooting some fire from his guitar and performed Shock me, which is an Ace Frehley song. At the end of the song Tommy and Eric jammed.
The band continued doing their signature show that includes the blood spit of gene, him flying and playing God of Thunder from atop the rafters, Paul Flying across the crowd and playing in a back of the seating area solo stage, and you know the show is over when Paul smashes his guitar. It is pretty much the same show they have been performing since the 70s.
Because it was one of the final dates of the tour they played Strutter at the encore which was a surprise because that song was a big miss in the whole tour. Then the big celebration with confetti falling all over the crowd ended the show with Rock and Roll all Nite.
Having such a big band supporting like Motley Crue doesn’t gives Kiss the time to play most of everybody’s favorites like Deuce, Beth, Calling Dr Love, I Was Made For Loving You, and many more that you can think about. It was still one hell of a concert and cant wait for the next tour of both bands.
People wanted the best and they got the best.
KISS SET LIST
- Detroit Rock City
- Shout It Out Loud
- I Love It Loud
- Firehouse (Gene spits fire)
- Hell or Hallelujah
- War Machine
- Shock Me (Tommy and Eric jam)
- Bass Solo (Gene spits blood and flies)
- God of Thunder(Gene plays from atop the rafters)
- Love Gun (Paul on solo stage at rear of seating area)
- Lick It Up (Won’t Get Fooled Again … more)
- Black Diamond(with short Paul guitar solo)
- Rock and Roll All Nite
British rocker Jon Lord, former keyboardist for the band Deep Purple, has died. He was 71 years old.
A statement on Lord’s official website says the Leicester, England-born musician suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism in London on Monday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Lord co-wrote some of Deep Purple’s most famous tunes, including “Smoke on the Water,” and later had a successful solo career following his retirement from the band in 2002.
Last year, Lord told fans he was “fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while getting the treatment and cure”.
In a message on his website dated August 9th, 2011, he added: “I shall of course be continuing to write music – in my world it just has to be part of the therapy – and I fully expect to be back in good shape next year.”
The statement posted on Lord’s website said he died “surrounded by his loving family.”
Rest in Peace
Deep Purple – Jon Lord Solo (Space Truckin) Live 72
Last weekend was just a perfect weekend to be in Kiev. On Sunday they celebrated the final of the Euro, which by the way i want to take advantage of this post to congratulate all the people and players from Spain. But it is not only Football or “Soccer” (how they called it in America), its also good old Rock and Roll in the streets.
Queen returned to the stage Saturday (June 30) in Kiev as part of the ANTIAIDS benefit with Adam Lambert in the fold.
The performance of the band as usual was outstanding, and we will be hoping for a tour and have the opportunity to see this live.
Meanwhile here is the complete show of last Saturday. Enjoy the show.
‘Seven Seas of Rhye’
‘Keep Yourself Alive’
‘We Will Rock You’
‘Fat Bottomed Girls’
‘Don’t Stop Me Now’
‘Under Pressure’ (Roger/Adam duet)
‘I Want It All’
‘Who Wants to Live Forever’
‘A Kind of Magic’ (Roger)
‘These Are Days of Our Lives’ (Roger)
‘Love of My Life’ (Brian)
‘Drum Battle / Guitar Solo’
‘I Want to Break Free’
‘Another One Bites the Dust’
‘Radio Ga Ga’
‘Somebody to Love’
‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’
‘The Show Must Go On’
‘Tie Your Mother Down’ (Brian)
‘We Will Rock You’
‘We Are the Champions’
After an extremely hot day in Bristow, Virginia, all the metal heads couldn’t have asked for a better ending of the night when Iron Maiden mixed Fire and Ice, summoning the Maiden England tour of 1988 that recreated the concept of the Album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
Alice Cooper kicked off the show at 7:30 lifted in a mobile stair dressed as a spider when he started his set list with Black Widow. His performance was outstanding showing the Metal fans of the DC Area the perfect formula of theatrics and rock. Everything you expect from an Alice show was served. Slaughtering of puppets, Alice’s Snake on his neck, The guillotine, Frankenstein, all of his outfits , and everything that make Alice Cooper an Icon in the Metal world.
Alice Cooper Set-List:
The Black Widow
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Billion Dollar Babies
Feed My Frankenstein
Wicked Young Man
I Love the Dead
School’s Out (Another Brick in the Wall)
Once Alice Cooper left the stage, the fans where ready to welcome the British Metal Gods. Once the UFO song Doctor Doctor came out of the speakers of the Jiffy Lube Live arena, all the fans stood up and waited for the Main Event to kick off. On the side screen you could see images of the Arctic seas which helped a lot on that hot Saturday. The streaming of the acoustic guitars sounded as Bruce Dickinson’s Voice in the background sang “Seven deadly sins, seven ways to win, seven holy paths to hell and your trip begins. Seven downward slopes, seven bloodied hopes, seven are your burning fires, seven your desires…” and the band came out to perform uninterruptedly Moonchild, Can I Play With Madness, The Prisoner, and 2 Minutes to Midnight.
Later Bruce started to talk to the audience, recalling that since they are in Washington DC they had a little surprise for us, and introduced the song “Afraid to shoot Strangers” making a reference of his Anti-War points of view.
then the band continued their set list bringing out songs from their golden years collection. Including the Epic Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
The stage was amazing, giving Bruce all the space he need to run, jump, and do all what he loves to do on a concert. it is unbelievable, at 53 years of age have all that energy he always gives to the audience… And Eddie, yes he came out, dressed as with the Horseback War Uniform, fought with his sword against Janick’s Guitar, walked and left. Later on the Song Seventh Son of a Seventh Son a Huge Eddie appeared in the back and that eddie later changed to the Eddie that is in the Seventh Son’s Album Cover.
Believe me, if you get a chance to see this show, DO IT. As always, Iron Maiden will satisfy your Metal hearts.
Can I Play With Madness
2 Minutes to Midnight
Afraid to Shoot Strangers
The Number of the Beast
Phantom of the Opera
Run to the Hills
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Fear of the Dark
The Evil That Men Do
Alice Cooper – No More Mr Nice Guy
Alice Cooper – (Guillotine) I Love the dead
Iron Maiden – Intro – Moonchild
Iron Maiden – The Prisoner
Iron Maiden – Afraid to Shoot Strangers
Iron Maiden – Phantom of the Opera
The Meyerhoff Symphony Auditorium was the venue that welcomed yesterday Ringo Starr and his All Star Band. Ringo hit the stage at 7:00 PM last night as the signs of Peace and Love among the audience were raising up in the air.
Ringo plays a mix of his solo and Beatles hits, then gives the spotlight to each of the All Star Band members (Steve Lukather (Toto), Gregg Rolie (Journey, Santana), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Todd Rundgren (Utopia, Meat Loaf), Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette) for two or three songs. It felt like watching a live show of my Dad’s mix tape. Knowing already the members of the all Star Band you can expect some great songs coming along having players from Toto, Santana, Todd Rundgren, and Mr. Mister.
Starr kicked things off Sunday night with an opening trio of the Carl Perkins’ Matchbox, his hit It Don’t Come Easy, and Wings from his most recent album, Ringo 2012.
From there the band took the reins and the highlights began. Rolie’s Evil Ways got the first standing crowd ovation of the night. you could see how people enjoyed listening to the Santana Hit. Later the band started playing Toto’s hit Rosanna as Lukather made an incredible perfomance.
Starr then gave Beatles fans what they came for: Don’t Pass Me By , Yellow Submarine, and Boys, which he introduced as “a song I used to do with the other band I was in … Rory Storm and the Hurricanes!”
Before starting the song I’m the Greatest Ringo recalls that he is “gonna play a song that John Lennon wrote for me”. thou the song was a bit of a mood killer after the singalong of the Beatles Hits.
Page’s new song You Are Mine was well-received. Lukather worked the crowd up again for Hold the Line – Toto’s first hit – setting the stage for Starr to send fans home happy with Photograph, Act Naturally and With a Little Help From My Friends, which ended with a chorus of Lennon’s Give Peace a Chance.
2. It Don’t Come Easy
4. I Saw the Light (Todd Rundgren cover) (Todd Rundgren)
5. Evil Ways (Santana cover) (Gregg Rolie)
6. Rosanna (Toto cover) (Steve Lukather with Mark Rivera)
7. Kyrie (Mr. Mister cover) (Richard Page)
8. Don’t Pass Me By
9. Bang The Drum All Day (Todd Rundgren cover) (Todd Rundgren)
11. Yellow Submarine
12. Black Magic Woman (Santana cover) (Gregg Rolie)
14. I’m The Greatest
15. You Are Mine (Richard Page cover) (Richard Page)
16. Africa (Toto cover) (Steve Lukather)
17. Everybody’s Everything Santana cover) (Gregg Rolie)
18. I Wanna Be Your Man
19. Broken Wings (Mr. Mister cover) (Richard Page)
20. Hold The Line(Toto cover) (Steve Lukather)
22. Act Naturally
23. With a Little Help From My Friends
24. Give Peace a Chance (John Lennon cover)
Happy 70th Paul McCartney. The legendary musician and inspirational motivation of The Day Tripper is turning 70th today. Here is a Ringo Starr and his All Star band sing Happy Birthday to Paul McCartney for his 70th birthday. The band includes, Richard Page, Greg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Bissonnette and Mark Rivera.
Iron Maiden’s ‘The Number Of The Beast’ has been voted as the best British album of the last 60 years in a new poll.
The metal classic came out on top in a public vote conducted by HMV to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and took almost 10% of the votes cast. leaving behind Record Breaking and world famous albums like Pink FLoyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and Queen’s “A Night at the Opera.”
Another big surprise on the poll is the second place. Depeche Mode’s “Violator,” while The Beatles took 4 albums to the top 10 but did not make it to the first.
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickenson said: “We’re astonished and delighted to hear ‘The Number of the Beast’ has been named Number One. Some of the most influential and classic albums from the past 60 years were in the running so it’s a testament to our incredibly loyal and ever-supportive fans who voted for us. Iron Maiden is a proudly British band, so to win this category as voted for by the British public, in Jubilee year, is very special. Thank you to all our wonderful fans!“
HMV’s Gennaro Castaldo, comments: “You often tend to see the same artists and albums dominate album polls, but with social media increasingly giving the most ardent and passionate fans a powerful voice, I think that’s all going to change, and so it’s no surprise that Iron Maiden have come out on top as their fans are renowned for being the most loyal and dedicated around. Congratulations to Iron Maiden — we now know The Number Of The Beast is, I fact, ….1. The beginning of Elizabeth II’s reign, and the bright new future it represented, didn’t just coincide with a flowering of British popular culture, it helped to provide the very spark that lit the touch-paper for an explosion in music and film talent. Since then, the Queen has presided over the richest period of cultural achievement in our nation’s history, so it’s only right that her Diamond Jubilee, which ironically also encapsulates sixty years of the official charts, should be a period when we reflect on the greatest British albums and films of the past six decades.”
Other albums that not made it to the top 10 but were also nominated are The Clash “London Calling”, Radiohead “OK Computer”, Led Zeppelin IV, David Bowie “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”, Black Sabbath self titled album, among many others that are part of every album collection.
The 10 Best British Albums of the last 60 years as voted in HMV poll were as follows:
1. Iron Maiden – ‘The Number Of The Beast’
2. Depeche Mode – ‘Violator’
3. The Beatles – ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’?
4. The Beatles – ‘Abbey Road’
5. Pink Floyd – ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’
6. The Beatles – ‘Revolver’?
7. Queen – ‘A Night At The Opera’
8. Oasis – ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’
9. Adele – 21′
10. The Beatles – ‘White Album’
After more than a decade in development, it sounds like Pete Townshend is finally ready to release his long-discussed memoir.
Titled ‘Who I Am’ (a departure from the working title of ‘Who He?’), Townshend’s memoir is described by his publisher, HarperCollins, as “one of the most eagerly awaited autobiographies of recent times.”
“What I’ve never really done is just my story from my point of view,” Townshend explains in the trailer for ‘Who I Am,’ embedded below. The book, now scheduled for an Oct. 8 release, is available for pre-order from Amazon, where it’s described as “a work of literature that stands as a primary source for popular music’s greatest epoch.”
See trailer here:
Aerosmith have revealed that the new album will be titled “Music from Another Dimension” and the release date is August 28.
This album will be the first studio album since 2001’s “Just Push Play”.
Aerosmith ‘Music From Another Dimension’ Tracklist:
01. ‘What Could Have Been Love’
03. ‘Street Jesus’
04. ‘Legendary Child’
05. ‘Oh Yeah’
06. ‘We All Fall Down’
07. ‘Another Last Goodbye’
08. ‘Out Go the Lights’
09. ‘Love Three Times a Day (Hello Goodbye)’
11. ‘Shakey Ground’
12. ‘Lover A Lot’
13. ‘Freedom Fighter’
14. ‘Up On The Mountain’
Edu Falaschi, Front-man of the Brazilian power/progessive metal gods Angra, has reported in his official website his separation with the band. he also
Edu was the replacement of Andre Matos in the band in 2001, among with Paul Di’Anno’s drummer Aquiles Priester and bassist Felipe Andreoli, they joined the band in 2001 and created the album Rebirth which was actually the rebirth of the band.
Edu’s statement was the following:
“Dear friends, fans and partners,
“There comes a moment in a man’s life when it is necessary to make a radical decision in order to move forward with dignity and renewed energy.
“I’m in a very happy moment, where now, at age 40, I’m fulfilled and incredibly satisfied to have succeeded in making almost all my personal and professional dreams come true.
“I have a beautiful family, many wonderful friends and fans who have followed me for over 20 years and a lasting career with more than 15 albums released, several world tours and thousands of copies sold worldwide.
“I am a lucky person to have made ?it this far, singing Heavy Metal and been around the planet playing the music I love the most.
“I’ve been thinking for some time now, about the path to follow and finally came to the conclusion that it is time to take the more natural road.
“It is with a mixture of relief, joy and sadness that I have to declare that from today on I am not the voice of ANGRA anymore, I’m leaving the band already missing a lot of what we built together, specially the happy times of Rebirth and Temple of Shadows. I will never forget everything that we experienced from good to bad times, after all we must always look at the good side of things, even when things are most difficult.
“I am eternally grateful for those 10 years of many victories and for all the opportunities given to me, I wish them luck on their journeys.
“Whenever they want or need I will be around and ready to support them! I am and will always be very proud of our history! My life is music and music is the food to my soul. I have many plans and projects for the future! Some of them are already well established, strong and generating excellent results and so, they demand and deserve my full dedication, and of all the people involved in it. That’s why I also want to announce that Felipe Andreoli is not the Almah’s bass-player anymore! He will keep working only with Angra and his other projects!
“I will go on with my ideals and my career as a singer, songwriter and producer. Thank you all, with love…
here is an awesome full concert of the band in Sao Paolo. Enjoy!
Roger Waters’ THE WALL tour was originally scheduled to wrap up in Philadelphia on July 14, but he has had a “little” change of plans, adding another brick in the wall.
The very last show on the tour now will be in Quebec City, Quebec at Fields of Abraham on July 21 where Waters intends to make a record in music history books and erect the biggest wall to date ever build for a show by doubling the original size. Lucky Canadians. you have something else to enjoy.
Just to close this post i will quote Waters on this video below: “If you don’t come, there’s something f__king wrong with you”
Tickets will be available to the general public beginning on June 5 here, or fans can register on RogerWaters.com for a limited number of priority tickets (wristbands) that will be available in advance of the public sale for fans who register on between 9:00am on Wednesday May 23 and 9pm Thursday May 31.
The Day Tripper will be covering the event In July 12 in Washington D.C. and will be posting a review of this event.
Axl Rose haven’t had a good time lately when it comes to accidents and scandals made by himself. After the whole drama of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, he fell while partying in Russia and the next day tweeted a photo of a nasty bruise with the captions “Can u say hematoma?”.
Well, this past Sunday show in Liverpool wasn’t a pretty night for the Guns N’ Roses front-man who, as usual, came late into the stage. The crowd threw a plastic bottle to the center stage during the beginning of “Welcome to the Jungle” and Axl stopped the show and threatened to leave and not perform for them. Then he started the song over again and after that incident the show went through as a normal Guns N’ Roses show.
Accidents is the curse that have been haunting Axl since the beginning of the tour and Sunday was no exception. At the end of the show, when he saying goodbye to the crowd he fell again. Fortunately it wasn’t anything big. Axl… Please be more careful when you walk around.
Axl Threatens the crowd:
Axl Falls down:
After the “Bill Ward Crisis” and the whole drama on the reunion of Black Sabbath, they finally returned to the stage at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, England for their intimate show to a crowd of about 4,000 people in the town that saw the birth of Metal.
This show was definitely a warm up for the Metal Legends, and having a intimate show in their hometown. With only 4000 lucky people that got to see the show that sold out 10 minutes after the tickets were out.
TOmmy Clufetos, was the replacement for Bill Ward, and it wasn’t a problem for him getting in the back of the stage and perform with Sabbath since he is the current Drummer for Ozzy’s Solo band.
The band played a set of over 18 of Black Sabbath’s classic songs. the set list was the following:
Into the Void
Under the Sun
Wheels of Confusion
Behind the Wall of Sleep
Fairies Wear Boots
Symptom of the Universe
Children of the Grave
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Intro)
After the show, bassist Geezer Butler took to his website to thank the fans for the evening, saying, “Thank you, thank you, thank you Birmingham. Best fans ever – you brought out the best in us. It was a privilege playing for you tonight. Tony was a hero – you were the best medicine he has had. Proud to be a Brummie.”
The next shows performed by the band will be at the Download Festival and at Lollapalooza later in August this year in Chicago.