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.
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:
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:
First of all, Van Halen are getting along very well, is hard to believe on any Rolling Stone article you read these days. Claiming that the band “hate each other” and that they were “arguing like mad” is just another non-sense rumor made up by the magazine.
The 30+ shows of the second leg on the tour were not canceled, they were just simply postponed and they will announce later when are the new dates comming up. if you got your Van Halen ticket, and were part of the unfortunate ones that were whining about it, make sure to hold on that ticket. Van Halen is going to perform for you.
The reasons for postponing those dates are due to exhaustion of the members. They are not kids anymore, (well, Wolfie is a still a kid) and they have been working on “A Different Kind of Truth” Album, shooting the “Tattoo” video, and non-stopping touring. they deserve the break.
Here is the video were David Lee Roth talks about postponing the tour.
THE DAY TRIPPER IS BACK
The Red Hot Chili Peppers got graphic on their new video Monarchy of Roses, really cool video. Trip it!
The original lineup of Black Sabbath has reunited and will release a new studio album, the first to feature vocalist Ozzy Osbourne since 1978′s ‘Never Say Die’, next year. The foursome are also currently in rehearsals for a new tour.
Guitarist Tony Iommi confirmed the news to the Birmingham Mail, revealing that he and Osbourne met this past June to write material for a new album, which he says is scheduled for a 2012 release. “I think the stuff we’ve been writing is really good,” he states. “It’s more back to the old original stuff.”
Fans have been clamoring for a full-fledged Sabbath reunion ever since Osbourne was fired in 1979. The band — Osbourne, Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward — did get together in 2007 to headline Ozzfest, and mounted several other tours after that, even recording a pair of new songs for 1998′s ‘Reunion’ live album.
But Ozzy soon returned to his ultra-successful solo career, then Iommi and Butler formed Heaven & Hell with Ronnie James Dio, the first singer to replace Ozzy in Sabbath. The band released an excellent studio album, ‘The Devil You Know,’ and had much success on tour, but Dio’s death in 2010 once again left Iommi and Butler without a frontman.
Well, they seem to have found the best possible man for the job now, and Iommi reports the hardest part was keeping Ozzy quiet as the secret plans formed: “It’s all been very hush-hush. Ozzy’s been the worst at trying to hold it back… he told me ‘I don’t know what to say.’”
Video Thanks to: rockandroller321
Warrant – Live In Japan 1991 (Cherry Pie Tour)
01. So Damn Pretty (Should Be Against The Law)
02. Down Boys
03. Thin Disguise
04. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
05. Sometimes She Cries
07. Love In Stereo
08. Song And Dance Man
09. I Saw Red
10. Joey Allen Guitar Solo
11. Train Train (ZZ Top cover)
12. Mr. Rainmaker
13. Sure Feels Good To Me
14. Cherry Pie
15. Big Talk
16. Baby Loves To Rock (Elvis Presley cover)
17. Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley cover)
Former Warrant singer Jani Lane was found dead in a hotel room in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Thursday (Aug. 11). No cause of death has been released for the rocker, who was 47 years old.
Lane, who had battled alcohol problems, was the singer of Warrant during the band’s formidable years in the late ’80s and early ’90s. During his tenure with the group, the hair-metal band released such hits as the ballads ‘Heaven’ and ‘Sometimes She Cries’ off the band’s debut disc, 1989′s ‘Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich,’ and the ubiquitous title track to the band’s 1990 album, ‘Cherry Pie.’
Lane left and rejoined Warrant a few times over his career, most recently parting ways with the band in 2008. He also released a solo album and a disc with an all-star side project Saints of the Underground.
More recently, Lane appeared on the VH1 reality show ‘Celebrity Fit Club.’ He also made headlines last year when he was busted for DUI and sentenced to 120 days in jail.
Only a few weeks ago, Lane taped an episode of VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show’ set to air on Oct. 1
‘The Good Rebel’, the B-side to Noel Gallagher’s debut solo single ‘The Death Of You And Me’.
The track is the taken ever solo track unveiled by the former Oasis man, but will not be featuring on his debut solo album ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’.
The album, which features a number of tracks that were written during his years as a member of Oasis, will be released on October 17 through Sour Mash Records. The LP was recorded over the past year in London and Los Angeles with producer Dave Sardy.
A second album, recorded with psychedelic collective Amorphous Androgynous, is due to come out sometime in 2012.
Gallagher sold out his first solo tour in six minutes last Friday (August 5), with over 5,000 tickets being shifted for three live dates in October.
Original Quarrymen banjo player says first Cavern show anniversary is a mistake – and remembers how McCartney took his job
Banjo player Rod Davis, who was replaced by Paul McCartney soon after the Quarrymen started gigging, agreed with archivists who suggested the group first performed in the LIverpool venue on August 7, 1957.
But he recently realised the date was wrong: the skiffle group had already played the Cavern by then.
Davis tells the BBC: “No question about it: I played three or four times at the Cavern and is was definitely before August.
“I have my dad’s passport which says, ‘Entry to Bolougne, July 29, 1957,’ so I was definitely not at the Cavern on August 7.”
He has photographic evidence too, in a roll of film shot by his dad which recorded the Quarrymen’s first ever show at a church fete a few weeks earlier.
“On the same strip of film was my family with my uncle who lived in Epping – we stayed the night with him before we went to France,” Davis says.
“Despite telling Beatles biographers that I remembered the gig, I didn’t, so I’m as much to blame as everybody else.
“Some biographers say they’ve gone by adverts in the Liverpool Echo, but there were skiffle sessions where only the leading group was named. We played dates at the Cavern at which the Quarrymen were not advertised by name.”
Davis recalls the moment he realised McCartney had taken his place in the band. “The famous meeting with Lennon and McCartney was on July 6, and a couple of weeks after that I remember practising at John’s Aunt Mimi’s house.
“I turned up and there was a guy there I didn’t know. I said to John, ‘Who’s this?’ and he said, ‘That’s Paul – he’s come to listen to us practise.’
“By then they’d obviously offered him the banjo player slot. If I hadn’t been such a rubbish banjo player, Paul McCartney wouldn’t have been in the group.”
As this year’s Road Recovery honoree at their annual concert in New York City next month, Slash will be performing with former GNR members Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan and Gilby Clarke, as well as Wayne Kramer and more, to support the charity.
Road Recovery is dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, knowledge, and resources.
With support from the mental health field, Road Recovery provides hands-on mentorship training, educational/performance workshops, peer-support networking, and “all access” to real-life opportunities by collaborating with young people to create and present live-concert events.
Road Recovery empowers young people of all backgrounds to face their struggles and helps them develop comprehensive life skills, guided by professionals and supported by a community of like-minded peers.
This year’s Road Recovery annual concert happens September 13 at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 10 at NOON EDT through Ticketmaster here.
To learn more about Road Recovery, and/or to assist the cause with a donation (if interested), click here.