Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Doors Are In The Library

They were the bad boys from America. Chaos caused by a misunderstood poet. The Doors are now in the Library of Congress The Doors, Sly and the Family Stone and Steve Martin have just been added to the Library of Congress. Its 25 new additions for 2015 include: The Doors' self-titled debut album. Sly and the Family Stone's album Stand!Ben E. King's single "Stand by Me" Steve Martin's comedy album A Wild and Crazy Guy Joan Baez's self-titled album (from 1960) The registry is an archive of "recordings with cultural, artists and historical significance." 25 are chosen each year by the Library’s National Recording Preservation Board. The new additions bring the number of works in the registry to 425.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Here Comes Van Halen

David Lee Roth says Van Halen is just as much a part of American Culture as singing Happy Birthday. Break out the cake and ice cream because Van Halen is hitting the American concert scene. Here comes Van Halen. The biggest news on social media is the return of Diamond Dave and company. The group's North American tour will start July 5th in Auburn, Washington and hit 39 cities before it wraps up October 2nd in Los Angeles. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will open up all the shows, which go on sale April 4th. Van Halen has also announced that they'll perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live March 30th on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Performances from the concert will be shown on Kimmel's show March 30th and March 31st. It will be Van Halen's first U.S. television performance with David Lee Roth. Their second will be on Ellen April 2nd. All of this activity is to promote the band's new live album Tokyo Dome Live In Concert and the reissues of Van Halen I and 1984 on March 31st. Remastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning due out later this spring.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Music from TOTO

David and Steve from Toto talk about their new project out today. The never ending sport of Classic Rock Artist versus management continues to spin out new shapes of harmony. The group Toto has a new album out this week. Toto 14.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Al Pacino Is A Rock Star In Danny Collins

Oscar Award Winner Al Pacino is starring in a RnR flick with the God of Thunder Gene Simmons. Al Pacino plays the part of a Rock Star that decides to change his life when he discovers a letter to him by John Lennon. Danny Collins is in select theaters now.

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Purple Album from Whitesnake

David Coverdale talks about the new music. We're just two months away from the return of Whitesnake. David Coverdale gives all the credit to Ritchie Blackmore for making The Purple Album a reality. Look for it on May 19th. It features Night Rangers Joel Hoekstra. And oh yes... there will be a tour!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Jon Bon Jovi In At Number One

Whoa... did anybody see this coming? Jon Bon Jovi's been labeled Jersey's most popular rocker. Bruce Springsteen at number two. The poll was printed yesterday inside the Asbury Park Press. Participants were limited to one vote. Without there being geographical restrictions. Bon Jovi edged out Springsteen by a grand total of .66%

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Robert Plant Tour

Robert Plant has lined up a North American spring tour in support of his latest solo album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar. Kicking off at the Sasquatch! Festival on May 24th, the English rocker’s trek is slated to hit cities like Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Chicago before wrapping up at Bonnaroo in mid-June. The Sensational Space Shifters will serve as Plant’s backing band, and the Pixies will open on select dates. Consult both bands’ upcoming tour schedules below. Robert Plant 2015 Tour Dates: 03/16 – Santiago, CL @ Caupolican 03/19 – Asuncion, PY @ Asuncionico 03/21 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina 03/24 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ CitiBank Hall 03/26 – Belo Horizonte, BR @ Chevrolet Hall 03/28 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil 04/25 – Washington, DC @ Kennedy Center 05/24 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Festival 05/25 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater 05/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot # 05/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl # 05/30 – Napa, CA @ BottleRock Festival 05/31 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl # 06/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre # 06/05 – Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival 06/07 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre % 06/09 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadowbrook Music Festival % 06/10 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion % 06/12 – Memphis, TN @ Mud Island Amphitheatre 06/12-14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival 06/15 – Raleigh, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheater % 06/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center % 07/10-11 – Gloucester, UK @ Forest Live 07/14 – Stockholm, SE @ Grona Lund Tivoli 07/16 – Molde, NO @ Moldejazz Festival 07/18 – Pori, FI @ Pori Jazz Festival 07/19 – Salacgriva, LV @ Positivus Festival 07/21 – Charlotta Valley, PL @ Charlotta Valley Amphitheatre 07/23 – Brno, CZ @ @ Hala Rondo 07/28 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle 07/31 – Notodden, NO @ Notodden Blues Festival 08/08 – Landerneau, FR @ Fete du Bruit Festival 08/11 – Munich, DE @ Zenith 08/12 – Colmar, FR @ Foire Aux Vins d’Alsace Festival # = w/ JD McPherson % = w/ Pixies Pixies 2015 Tour Dates: 05/01 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival 05/03 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Sunfest 05/05 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre 05/06 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City 05/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival 05/09 – Tampa, FL @ Big Guava 05/11 – North Charleston, SC @ PAC 05/12 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium 05/13 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva 05/15 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace 05/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Auditorium 05/19 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre 05/21 – Burlington, VT @ Flynn P.A. Center 05/22 – Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang 05/23 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony 05/24 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling 05/27 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre 05/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre 05/30-31 – Columbia, MD @ Sweetlife Festival 06/07 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre % 06/09 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadowbrook Music Festival % 06/10 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion % 06/15 – Raleigh, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheater % 06/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center % 06/18-21 – Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Festival