Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Best of Roger Waters Compilation CD & DVD/Tour Dates The Wall

Roger Waters Best Of On The Way

Columbia Records has announced the May 30 release of The Roger Waters Collection, a compilation of three solo records, his opera and a rare live performance.

The set will contain seven CDs and one DVD in a special box with original album artwork. Included is:

The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking
Radio K.A.O.S.
Amused to Death
Ca Ira (Waters' opera)
In the Flesh: Live (2 CDs/DVD)

The live portion of the set was recorded and filmed during Waters' three-year In the Flesh Tour.

Columbia will also release May 30 the rare Flickering Flame, a compilation originally released in 2002. Flame will be available for a one-year period.

The following are the upcoming dates for Waters' The Wall Tour:

04/27 - Apr 28 - Helsinki, FI - Hartwall Arena
04/28 - Helsinki, FI - Hartwall Arena
04/30 - Oslo, NO - Telenor Arena
05/01 - Oslo, NO - Telenor Arena
05/04 - Stockholm, SE - Ericsson Globe
05/05 - Stockholm, SE - Ericsson Globe
05/07 - Copenhagen, DK - Parken
05/11 - London, UK - O2 Arena
05/12 - London, UK - O2 Arena
05/14 - London, UK - O2 Arena
05/15 - London, UK - O2 Arena
05/17 - London, UK - O2 Arena
05/18 - London, UK - O2 Arena
05/20 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Evening News Arena
05/21 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Evening News Arena
05/23 - Dublin, IE - O2 Arena
05/24 - Dublin, IE - O2 Arena
05/27 - Antwerp, BE - Sportspaleis
05/28 - Antwerp, BE - Sportspaleis
05/30 - Paris, FR - Bercy
05/31 - Paris, FR - Bercy
06/03 - Mannheim, DE - SAP Arena
06/04 - Mannheim, DE - SAP Arena
06/06 - Zurich, CH - Hallenstadion
06/07 - Zurich, CH - Hallenstadion
06/10 - Hamburg, DE - O2 World
06/11 - Hamburg, DE - O2 World
06/13 - Herning, DK - MCH Multiarena
06/15 - Berlin, DE - O2 World
06/16 - Berlin, DE - O2 World
06/18 - Dusseldorf, DE - Esprit Arena
06/20 - Munich, DE - Olympiahalle
06/22 - Budapest, HU - Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena
06/24 - Zurich, CH - Hallenstadion
06/25 - Zurich, CH - Hallenstadion
06/27 - Birmingham, UK - National Indoor Arena
06/28 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Evening News Arena
06/29 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Evening News Arena
06/30 - Paris, FR - Bercy
07/01 - Paris, FR - Bercy
07/03 - Milan, IT - Mediolanum Forum
07/04 - Milan, IT - Mediolanum Forum

Steven Tyler To Release Solo Record & Autobiography

Steven Tyler To Release Solo Record And Autobiography

By Paul Cashmere

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler will release his very first solo song next month.

Tyler’s first non-Aerosmith tune is a song titled ‘Feels So Good’. It is described by Rolling Stone as “a poppy tune”.

It sounds like the single will be a one-off. Tyler has also revealed that Aerosmith are working on a new record with Jack Douglas, who produced their classic 70’s ‘Toys In The Attic” album.

Tyler is also expected to reveal all in his autobiography ‘Does The Noise In My Head Bother You’. Tyler says it is “All the unexpurgated, brain-jangling tales of debauchery, sex & drugs. and transcendence you will ever want to hear.”

"I've been mythicized, Mick-icized, eulogized and fooligized, I've been Cole-Portered and farmer's-daughtered, I've been Led Zepped and 12-stepped. I'm a rhyming fool and so cool that me, Fritz the Cat, and Mohair Sam are the baddest cats that am. I have so many outrageous stories, too many, and I'm gonna tell 'em all. All the unexpurgated, brain-jangling tales of debauchery, sex & drugs, transcendence & chemical dependence you will ever want to hear.

The book will be released by Harper Collins in May.

(Steven will reveal ALL...sounds like a tease, hope it has lots of nice pics of him. Possibly a good summer read.)

Roger Daltrey Tommy Tour Dates

Roger Daltrey Tommy Tour Dates

Roger Daltrey has officially announced the dates for his U.K. tour performing the Who rock opera Tommy in its entirety.

Joining Roger will be Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Deavours (drums), Jon Button (bass), Loren Gold (Keyboards) and Simon Townshend (guitar), younger brother of Pete Townshend.

Tour Dates:

07/03 - Alchester - Ragley Hall
07/04 - Gateshead - Sage
07/06 - Glasgow - Clyde Auditorium
07/07 - Manchester - Bridgewater Hall
07/09 - Nottingham - Royal Centre
07/10 - Newport - Centre
07/12 - Bristol - Colston Hall
07/13 - Southend - Cliffs Pavillion
07/15 - Guildford - Guilfest
07/16 - Hampshire - Broadlands
07/17 - Harrogate - Ripley House
07/19 - Hull - City Hall
07/21 - London - Indigo O2
07/22 - Norwich - Blicking Hall
07/24 - Exeter - Powderham Castle

Right now there are no announced shows for other parts of the world.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Foo Fighters #1 Debut?

Foo Fighters Well In Front For Number One Debut
By Paul Cashmere

Foo Fighters will easily have the biggest selling album in the USA this week. is tracking ‘Wasting Light’ by Foo Fighters for a clear number debut with sales more than double that of the number two album which will be the new Alison Krauss record ‘Paper Airplane’.

Latin act Mana will score a Top 5 debut with ‘Drama Y Luz’ while inside the Top 20 expect to see Paul Simon ‘So Beautiful Or So What’.

One oddity in the American chart this week is big sales of Eminem’s 2000 release ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ which is tracking mid week in the Top 30.

All will be revealed later this week.

(Looks like ROCK is trying to make it to the top with the Foo Fighters. We need more rock enough with the pop, rap, country stuff, where is the ROCK?)

Fans Rule Motley Crue's Set List

Fans To Decide Motley Crue's Set List
By VintageVinylNews

If the fans don't like the choice of songs at this summer's Motley Crue shows, they'll have nobody to blame but themselves.

Starting today, a voting page will be up on the band's official website according to band member Nikki Sixx.

He said "We've decided to let the fans vote Crüe's set list for this summer's tour. Gonna put a voting page up at Monday (April 18). You wanted it, you got it f**kers..."

The tour will include Poison and the New York Dolls in a first for the Crue.

According to Sixx, they always made it a policy to never tour with an artist from their era as did Poison but, with today's economy and fan tastes, it finally got to be time to break their rules.

He said, "...we were, like, 'You know, this time right now, economically, it's so bad for touring and for fans and for bands. What can we do to make the ultimate fan experience?’ All the hits, the show, they know all the music... And both bands put on just a killer show, and we're looking forward to it."

(Sounds like a great plan to me. The fans get to rule the set list, that's what I call interactive. Also Motley Crue touring with Poison is a great idea, double bang for the $$'s)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jim Morrison inducted into City of Writers Hall of Fame

Jim Morrison inducted into City of Writers Hall of Fame

Jim Morrison is among one of the first honorees to be inducted by the newly minted group, City of Writers, into their hall of fame.

City of Writers is the idea of Roy Peter Clark of the Poynter Institute, and Professor Tom Hallock who wanted to create a hall of fame for writers with a St. Petersburg, Florida connection.

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Jim Morrison inducted into City of Writers Hall of Fame - National the Doors |

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Robert Plant Brings Joy to Riverside

Ex-Led Zep frontman brings joy to Riverside

By Jon M. Gilbertson, Special to the Journal Sentinel

The opening minutes of Robert Plant's concert at the Riverside Theater Monday night would have been inauspicious if not for the breadth of what followed.

The former Led Zeppelin lead singer came out in clothing that lowered expectations: shabby blue jeans and a gray T-shirt that failed to conceal a body grown doughy with age.

He and his Band of Joy then presented Zep's "Black Dog" in a way that confoundingly removed the bombastic heart of the original.

But then Plant spent the rest of the night demonstrating the aptness of his band's name.

It was the band he worked with on last year's "Band of Joy" album, the sessions for which evidently resulted in a blissful connection among the musicians.

They also just as evidently intensified Plant's ability to interpret the songs of others, an ability given a serious workout on "Raising Sand," his 2007 Grammy-winning album with Alison Krauss.

Monday night, he captured the whispering menace of Low's "Monkey," kept faith with the traditional "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down" and bit into the vengefulness of Richard Thompson's "House of Cards" - without losing his own identity.

Read full review here

(I wish these journalist would stop saying how Robert looks fat or real old or whatever negative thing they can pick on. Yes he was a golden beauty in his prime, but we all age! Life goes on and they shouldn't be constantly telling us that he's fat & not fit etc. Be happy that the man still goes out there and performs.)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ozzy Vs Taxman

Ozzy Vs Taxman

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne owe more than $1.7 million to the IRS in back taxes, according to documents obtained by the media outlet.
The IRS filed a document last Monday with the L.A. County Recorder's Office, claiming Ozzy and Sharon owe $718,948.25 for the 2008 tax year, and $1,024,175.03 for 2009.

Sharon also had a tax lien issue in 2009, when she owed $23,000 to the State of California for the 2007 tax year. Daughter Kelly is also on the hook

(That's a whole lotta taxes owed! Nobody likes to pay taxes, but we all have to do it at some point. What do you think Ozzy & Sharon's excuse is?)

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