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Headlines for Wednesday, July 17, 2013

GOV'T MULE: Fall Tour Revealed

Gov't Mule will be back out on the road this fall.

Warren Haynes and company will be supporting Shout!, their first studio album in four years, which is due out September 24th. The tour starts September 13th at the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and wraps up with a two-night stand in Chicago October 4th and 5th.


Five Finger Death Punch bassist Chris Kael is the latest musician to get his own signature instrument.

The Chris Kael CK-4 Signature Model Bass Guitar from Spector will be available in matte black or matte white with black hardware. The bass is due out in the fall. You can find more details at


Ronnie Wood has a new pooch, a beagle he's named Dolly. He posted a photo of the pup on his Twitter feed.

Former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord died one year ago this week -- July 16th. A photo book of his career will be published in the fall. It will contain never-before-seen photos; contributions from his colleagues, friends and family; unpublished professional images; new, previously unreleased music and a live DVD.

The owners of the Twisted Sister House of Hunger food truck in Minneapolis have changed the name after being threatened with legal action by the band. The truck is now called the House of Hunger.

Bret Michaels will perform on the FOX & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series‎ in New York on July 26th between 7 and 9 a.m. ET.


Instrument maker Gibson has compiled a list on its website of the 10 groups they feel "ended too soon." In no particular order they are:

The Beatles -- "No other band has ever come remotely close to producing such an abundance of quality material in as short a period of time (eight years). Still, one can’t help but wonder what twists and turns their music might have taken, had they forged on together into the ‘70s — or even beyond."

Faces -- "There’s a reason why fans continue to pine for a Faces reunion: simply put, the Rod Stewart-led group was one of the most lovable 'bar bands' ever to set foot on stage..."

J. Geils Band -- "America’s answer to the Rolling Stones. Frontman Peter Wolf’s vocal dynamism and charisma, paired with guitarist Seth Justman’s talent for crafting infectious R&B tunes, forged a winning combination on such tracks as “Give It to Me” and “Must of Got Lost.”

Mott the Hoople -- "No band from the '70s British glam era exuded more genuine rock-muscle than Mott the Hoople did."

Velvet Underground -- "Opinions vary about who invented punk rock, but no band brought more musical range and sophistication to the genre than the Velvet Underground did..."

The Doors -- "One can’t help wondering what might have been, had singer Jim Morrison not died in the summer of 1971..."

New York Dolls -- "Invented neither punk nor glam rock, and yet no other band so successfully fused those genres..."

The Clash -- "Joe Strummer and Mick Jones were sometimes called the Lennon & McCartney of punk rock, and rightly so. Gloriously gifted songwriters, the Clash co-leaders expanded the parameters of the genre to include reggae, dub, rockabilly and elements of world music..."

Nirvana -- "Thematically, Kurt Cobain’s bleak songs — rife with alienation -- made him a spokesman for his generation in much the same way John Lennon had been a spokesman for his. The troubled songwriter’s death in 1994 forever consigned the band’s legacy to a small but brilliant body of work."

Alice Cooper (yes, it was a band) -- "Alice Cooper has forged an impressive (and lengthy) career, but nothing in his solo work has ever matched the magic of the original Alice Cooper band. Friends since high school, the original quintet crafted some of the greatest pop-rock anthems of the '70s..."

BON JOVI: Opening Act Rules the Land

Bon Jovi fans in Boston will get to party 45 minutes later with the New Jersey rockers when they play Gillette Stadium in nearby Foxboro, Massachusetts on Saturday.

The opening act is the Boston-based J. Geils Band, who asked to do an extended set for the hometown crowd. So as a result, the show will now end at midnight instead of 11:15. But Bon Jovi has agreed to lower the volume at 11:50. Should they decide to play past 1 a.m. they'll be fined between five cents and $1.74 per attendee. Gillette Stadium holds 68,000, but the show has not sold out.

PLANT & VAN THE MAN: London Blues

Robert Plant and Van Morrison have been tapped to headline Bluesfest at London's Royal Albert Hall from October 29th through November 1st. Morrison will take the stage on October 30th, with Plant and his Sensational Space Shifters on the 31st.

Other performers include Bobby Womack, the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Mavis Staples, Chris Rea and Georgie Fame. The last night, November 1st, will feature an all-star tribute to the recently departed Bobby "Blue" Bland. The line-up for the tribute has not been announced, but Van Morrison is a huge fan of Bland's. 

BEASTIE BOYS: Ad-Rock Eyeing Acting Again

Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad Rock" Horovitz might take his first acting job in two decades.

Horovitz is in talks to join Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts in director Noah Baumbach's indie movie While We're Young. He would play a married friend of Stiller and Watts's characters who just had a baby and can no longer relate to the childless couple.

Ad Rock made his acting debut in the 1989 drama Lost Angels. His last film role came in 1992's Roadside Prophets.

Source: The Wrap

Headlines for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: Tour and EP in September    

Stone Temple Pilots are back in the studio and have just announced tour dates and an EP release for September. Bassist Robert DeLeo, his guitarist brother Dean and drummer Eric Kretz are laying down tracks at the moment for new singer Chester Bennington to later add vocals to. Here's what Robert had to say about what they're up to in the studio.

The band's September tour will kick off on the 4th in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and run through the 27th in Las Vegas. Filter will open all the shows, except the one in Las Vegas and one in Newkirk, Oklahoma on September 14th. There's also one later STP with Chester Bennington appearance booked -- at Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi on November 1st.

SLIPKNOT: Shawn's First Film

Slipknot percussionist Shawn Crahan has signed on to direct his first film.

Officer Downe was adapted from the graphic novel about an L.A. supercop routinely killed in the line of fire who’s resurrected and sent back out to battle crime again and again. Crahan is no stranger to being behind the camera, as he's directed many of Slipknot’s music videos.

Check out a video of Crahan talking about the film below or on YouTube.

BONO: Receiving France's Highest Cultural Honor

Bono is about to receive France's highest cultural honor.

The U2 founder and social activist will be made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in a Tuesday night ceremony in Paris. Long involved with programs aiding the world's neediest, Bono founded the global anti-poverty organization ONE.

Previously, Bono was awarded France's Legion d'Honneur and has received an honorary British knighthood.

Source: Agence-France Press

JASON BONHAM: Man of Chops

Jason Bonham, Jim Keltner, Sheila E and other percussionists are featured on the soundtrack to the new Superman movie, Man of Steel.

Composer Hans Zimmer gathered them all together to form a drum circle in which they all play together. Also hired for the session were Matt Chamberlain, Josh Freese, Pharrell Williams, and Danny Carey from Tool.

See video HERE!

RUSH, TULL: Prog Rock Recognitions

Rush and Jethro Tull are among the artists nominated for Prog magazine's Progressive Music Awards, which will be handed out on September 3rd in London.

Rush is up for Band / Artist of the Year along with former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and eight other acts.

Jethro Tull's 40th anniversary release of Thick as a Brick is up for Grand Design. Other deluxe releases that have been nominated include Rush's 2112, Peter Gabriel's So and The Moody Blues' Timeless Flight.

And the nominees in the Live Event category include the Yes-led prog rock cruise, Cruise to the Edge, and Ian Anderson doing Thick as a Brick at London's Royal Albert Hall.

You can vote online at

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: Announce First Heaven Dates

Five Finger Death Punch have announced the first headline dates in support of their new album.

The Wrong Side of Heaven Tour kicks off September 15th at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California and will run for more than 30 dates. Tickets for most shows go on sale Saturday, with more dates to be announced soon.

Five Finger Death Punch's new album, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1, will be out on July 30th.


Dave Navarro and Rob Zombie will appear on different TV shows Tuesday night.

The third season of Navarro's tattoo reality series Ink Master debuts at 10 p.m. ET on Spike TV.

And Zombie will be a guest on the latest episode of History's Counting Cars, which will air at 9 p.m. ET. Check out a preview of the show on YouTube or below.


Avenged Sevenfold and Deftones are teaming up for a fall tour.

The Hail to the King tour, named after Avenged Sevenfold's new album due out August 27th, will start in Chicago on October 3rd and wrap up in Las Vegas October 26th. Venues and on-sale dates for the shows will be announced soon.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS: Another Odd EP From Ex-Guitarist

Ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is releasing another interesting EP.

Frusciante says that Outsides, due out August 27th, "consists of a 10-minute guitar solo and 2 abstract 'out' pieces of music. Here I use the word 'out' in the same sense as the term was used in free jazz. It's a modern approach to the concepts of harmony found in some late '50s/early '60s free jazz and some 20th century classical."

Frusciante adds, "I don't employ any aspects of rock or pop harmony [on the EP], and that was basically the approach, just to make music that is not reliant on the center that was provided by my songwriting style."

QUEEN: May Weighs in on Mercury Gorilla-Gate

Brian May is siding with the estate of Freddie Mercury in that dispute over a pop-art gorilla statue in England honoring the late Queen frontman.

Mercury’s estate went to court and forced the statue's temporary removal last week. Its outfit -- Mercury’s trademark short yellow jacket, white tank top and white tights -- will be repainted. It's one of more than 50 sculptures in a Norwich, England outdoor display.

May writes on his website, “There were accusations of 'pettiness' in the media and on Twitter, but you have to ask yourself how you'd feel if suddenly people were making effigies of your dearly departed dad or son or brother, and you felt they were disrespectful. You'd want to feel you had some kind of a right to say yes or no, to protect his reputation. That's exactly what the people who run Freddie's estate do... So Freddie's estate were quite within their rights to ask that this 'portrait' be improved -- especially since the company who created it stand to make a lot of money out of exploiting Freddie's likeness.”


A Dave Matthews fan on the way to his show in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Saturday picked up an unusual hitchhiker -- Dave Matthews.

Before the show, Matthews went out for his customary bike ride. But his tire popped, and he'd forgotten to bring along a cell phone. Luckily for him, Emily Kraus and her boyfriend had just installed a bike rack on her car and were running a little late to the show. They pulled over and offered Dave a lift.

Kraus says, "So we didn't know how to make conversation with him in fact, so we were talking about his tour and where he had come from. He had just been in Cincinnati and he said ‘I'm taking a short break after this one because I have to drop my daughters off at camp,’ and he was just a very humble guy."

Matthews repaid the gesture with backstage passes and front-row seats.

Source: Fox News

Headlines for Monday, July 15, 2013

HINDER: Singer Checks Into Rehab

Hinder singer Austin Winkler left the band's tour because he checked in rehab again.

The Hollywood Reporter says Winkler's new stint was voluntary because he felt himself slipping a bit. The band's manager Kevin Zaruk revealed that the band looked to drafting a couple of former American Idol contestants to fill Winkler's shoes -- both season seven winner David Cook and season 10  contestant James Durbin passed on the offer before Saving Abel frontman Jared Weeks stepped in.

Hinder's tour continues Tuesday in Turlock, California.

SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR: Corey Gets Most of His Stuff Back

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has gotten most of his stolen musical gear back.

Taylor returned from a month-long Europe tour on July 6th to find that $36,000 in musical equipment had been stolen from his home and storage unit. Included in the stolen gear were two bass guitars that originally belonged to late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray.

Taylor tweeted on Friday, "Proud to say we have 98% of the equipment back! Wouldn't have happened without the [West Des Moines] PD, my wife and the goodness of people! Thank you!"

Taylor didn't reveal any more details about what equipment was still missing or how it was recovered.

ROLLING STONES: 62 & Counting

After 29 shows, including the warm-up dates in Paris (two) and Los Angeles (one), The Rolling Stones put the wraps on their 50 & Counting 50th anniversary tour Saturday at Hyde Park in London.

Unlike the majority of their North American shows, and despite numerous rumors, this last date did not feature any special guests nor any surprises in the set list. At the end of the night Mick Jagger told the 65,000 on hand, “You’ve been a fantastic audience! This is the last show of the tour. We want to thank you for coming to our shows for all these years.” There are rumors that they may do more European dates in the fall.

Over the 29 shows they did a total of 62 songs with “Midnight Rambler,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Start Me Up,” “Brown Sugar” and “Miss You” being played at each one. “It’s Only Rock N Roll” and “Tumblin’ Dice” were performed at 28 shows and 1980’s “Emotional Rescue” made its live debut on this tour.

The special guests along the way included Gwen Stefani, Keith Urban, John Fogerty, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr., Carrie Underwood, Dave Grohl, Bonnie Raitt, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Eric Clapton, Florence Welch, Black Keys, Taj Mahal, Sheryl Crow, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley, Aaron Neville and Win Butler of Arcade Fire.

Song stats for 50 & Counting tour:

  • Miss You (played 29 times)
  • Midnight Rambler (29)
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash (29)
  • Start Me Up (29)
  • Brown Sugar (29)
  • Its Only Rock N Roll (28)
  • Tumblin' Dice (28)
  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want (27)
  • Doom and Gloom (27)
  • Honky Tonk Women (27)
  • Sympathy For the Devil (26)
  • Paint it Black (26)
  • Gimme Shelter (26)
  • (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (25)
  • One More Shot (23)
  • Get Off My Cloud (23)
  • Before They Make You Run (18)
  • Happy (18)
  • Emotional Rescue (17)
  • You Got the Silver (16)
  • Wild Horses (10)
  • All Down the Line (9)
  • The Last Time (6)
  • Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (5)
  • You Got Me Rocking (5)
  • Dead Flowers (4)
  • Live With Me (4)
  • Street Fighting Man (4)
  • Goin’ Down (4)
  • Bitch (3)
  • Beast of Burden (3)
  • Rocks Off (3)
  • I Wanna Be Your Man (3)
  • Champagne & Reefer (3)
  • Respectable (3)
  • Factory Girl (2)
  • Shattered (2)
  • Worried About You (2)
  • It’s All Over Now (2)
  • 2000 Light Years From Home (1)
  • Six Days on the Road (1)
  • Ruby Tuesday (1)
  • Lady Jane (1)
  • Far Away Eyes (1)
  • Angie (1)
  • Route 66 (1)
  • Waiting on a Friend (1)
  • Memory Motel (1)
  • No Expectations (1)
  • That’s How Strong Love Is (1)
  • Under the Boardwalk (1)
  • Out of Control (1)
  • Little Queenie (1)
  • Let it Bleed (1)
  • As Tears Go By (1)
  • Just My Imagination (1)
  • Who Do You Love (1)
  • Shine a Light (1)
  • She’s So Cold (1)
  • Little Red Rooster (1)
  • Love In Vain (1)
  • Around and Around (1)

See video HERE!

QUEEN: Lost Mercury-Jackson Songs on the Way

Brian May was in a studio last week working on some unreleased Queen songs featuring Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. He says, “There are a few items in progress,” and that the process has been “exciting, challenging, emotionally taxing. But cool. We will have something for folks to hear in a couple of months' time, hopefully.”

He's been working on the tracks with U.K. producer William Orbit.

See video HERE!

ERIC CLAPTON: Crossroads at the Cinema

Highlights of Eric Clapton’s latest Crossroads Guitar Festival, this past April at New York’s Madison Square Garden, will be screened in theaters on August 13th. In addition to Clapton, among the performers featured in the two-and-a-half hour film are The Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Keith Urban, Los Lobos, Robert Cray and many others. For a list of theaters log onto Fathom Events dot com. The show was a benefit for Clapton’s Crossroads rehab center on the Caribbean island of Antigua.

See video HERE!


BON JOVI: This Year's Top Touring Act   

Three veteran rock acts top Pollstar's mid-year ranking of the top worldwide tours:
  • Bon Jovi -- pulling in $142.1 million - ranks number-one.
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band -- at $103.9 million - stands second.
  • The Rolling Stones - at $87.7 - finish third.

The Stones might be the most amazing story -- grabbing that bronze with just 18 dates, but averaging a sky-high $346 per ticket. That compares to the Boss, whose tickets averaged $107 and over 31 shows, and Bon Jovi, who pulled an average $95 over 60 shows.

Other familiar names down the list:

9) Fleetwood Mac
16) Paul McCartney
21) Elton John
24) Eric Clapton
32) The Who

ROBERT PLANT: Raising Songs?

Robert Plant will revisit some of the songs he recorded in 2010 with producer Daniel Lanois.

They were meant to be part of the follow-up album to 2007’s Raising Sand, his Grammy-winning collaboration with Alison Krauss. Plant recently went into the studio with Lanois to give another listen to the songs, which do not include Krauss.

Plant is on the road with his Sensational Space Shifters. They have shows this weekend in Chicago on Friday, Memphis on Saturday and Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday.

SAMMY HAGAR: For the King

Sammy Hagar recently did a photo shoot for an Elvis Presley tribute book that is being put together by his ex-wife, Priscilla Presley.

It's called Shades of Elvis, and it features a wide array of celebrities wearing a pair of "The King's" personal sunglasses. Also donning the shades are Robert Plant, Steven Tyler, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Sam Elliot, Johnny Depp, Peter Fonda and many others. No word yet on when it will be published.

Headlines for Friday, July 12, 2013

BEASTIE BOYS: Mike D. Returns in Style

Beastie Boy Mike D. is making music again.

He's created a 10-minute piece called "Humberto Versus the New Reactionaries" for designer Kenzo's spring-summer 2014 fashion show and posted it on his Soundcloud page. He's also given an interview that appears Kenzo's company's website explaining how he got involved with the project.

Although he's asked, he doesn't give any info away about what else he's working on. At any rate, it's the first new music from Mike D. since Adam "MCA" Yauch passed away from cancer in May 2012.

PEARL JAM: And Their 10th Album Is...

Pearl Jam will release a new album, Lightning Bolt, on October 15th. The full track listing has yet to be announced, but a single from it, “Mind Your Manners,” is now available for download on

Lightning Bolt, which is the band's 10th studio effort, was produced by Brendan O’Brien. Pearl Jam will support the album with an arena tour from October 11th through December 6th. First, they will play at Chicago’s Wrigley Field July 19th and in London, Ontario on July 16th.

 Mind Your Manners Offical Audio Here!

See video for Lightning Bolt Here!

MONSTERS OF ROCK: Take to the High Seas Again

Cruise poster 0711 SC

The initial line-up for the third Monsters of Rock Cruise has been announced.

Hitting the high seas this time out will be Carl Palmer and his band, Tesla, RATT, Winger, Cinderella, Slaughter, Y&T, Great White and many others. The cruise will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on March 29th with stops in Nassau and a private island before returning on April 2nd.

KINGS OF LEON: New Single Next Week

Kings of Leon will release "Supersoaker," the first single off their upcoming Mechanical Bull album, on Wednesday. They'll perform the song on NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon the following Monday, the day before they play the Rock for Oklahoma Benefit for tornado victims in Oklahoma City.

Mechanical Bull hits stores on September 24th, four days before Kings of Leon co-headline the 2013 Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park.

KINGS OF LEON: New Single Next Week

Kings of Leon will release "Supersoaker," the first single off their upcoming Mechanical Bull album, on Wednesday. They'll perform the song on NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon the following Monday, the day before they play the Rock for Oklahoma Benefit for tornado victims in Oklahoma City.

Mechanical Bull hits stores on September 24th, four days before Kings of Leon co-headline the 2013 Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park.

ERIC CLAPTON: Slowhand Is First

Eric Clapton loves cars and racing, so it’s only fitting that race fans voted him the greatest Gibson guitarist of all-time -- even though he primarily plays Fender Stratocasters.

In a poll conducted by the organizers of England’s Silverstone Classic race festival later this month, Clapton bested such classic Gibson players as Jimmy Page, Angus Young and Pete Townshend.

This year’s festival, July 26th to the 28th, will feature a performance by The Hollies, along with tribute acts to Pink Floyd, the Eagles and Guns n’ Roses.

METALLICA: Marriage and Pinball

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and his girlfriend, model Jessica Miller, have gotten engaged. The two celebrated earlier this week at a dinner with members of their families in Las Vegas. Ulrich has been married twice.

Ulrich and the rest of the band will be heading off to San Diego next week for Comic-Con, where the list of Metallica-related events continues to grow. The latest is the "official" launch of Stern's Metallica Pro pinball machine, which has been available since May. The game will be used in the convention's third annual pinball tournament. The competition runs from July 17th to 20th, with prizes going to the winner. Stern will also run a Kirk Hammett guitar giveaway during the confab.    

Sources: Las Vegas Informer,

SAMMY HAGAR: New Disc Is Done

Hagar cover 0711 SC

Sammy Hagar has wrapped up his new duets album, Sammy Hagar and Friends.

The final three friends to lend a hand were country singer Toby Keith, Grateful Dead drummer and Sammy’s neighbor Mickey Hart, and the legendary Taj Mahal. The album also features contributions from Michael Anthony, Neal Schon, Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, Nancy Wilson, Ronnie Dunn and Kid Rock. The first single is "Knockdown Dragout" featuring Kid Rock, Satriani and Denny Carmassi from Montrose.

In addition to the 10-track album, also a deluxe version contains one more song and a DVD documentary on the making of the disc. Both versions will be out on September 24th.

  1. Winding Down (w/Taj Mahal)
  2. Not Going Down (w/Bill Church and Denny Carmassi of Montrose)
  3. Personal Jesus (w/Neal Schon, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith)
  4. Father Sun (w/Denny Carmassi and Aaron Hagar)
  5. Knockdown Dragout (w/Kid Rock, Joe Satriani and Denny Carmassi)
  6. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (w/The Wabos)
  7. Bad on Fords and Chevrolets (w/Ronnie Dunn and The Wabos)
  8. Margaritaville (w/Toby Keith)
  9. All We Need Is an Island (w/Nancy Wilson and Mickey Hart)
  10. Going Down (w/Neal Schon, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith)
  • And for the deluxe version - Space Station Number-Five (w/Denny Carmassi, Bill Church and Joe Satriani - recorded at the Ronnie Montrose tribute concert last April)

Headlines for Thursday, July 11, 2013

TOOL: Danny Takes Side Project Out

Tool drummer Danny Carey is taking his side project Volto! on its first U.S. tour.

The "jam fusion" trio will be promoting its album Incitare, which is due out on iTunes on July 23rd and at other retailers on August 6th. The trek  starts on July 27th in Los Angeles and wraps up on August 10th in Chicago.

GODSMACK: Shannon Bangs the Drums

Godsmack's Shannon Larkin will go on a West Coast drum-clinic tour next month.

The clinics, which are part of Yamaha's Live Clinic Tour program, kick off August 14th at the Guitar Center in Hollywood and wrap up August 20th at the Guitar Center in Seattle. The clinics are free, but $20 will get you front-row tickets and a bag with some exclusive swag.

NIRVANA: Deluxe In Utero Due

A 20th anniversary edition of Nirvana's In Utero is coming in September.

Few details are known about the reissue of the Nevermind follow-up besides a video posted on YouTube of an ad for the album that originally aired in 1993. But there are plenty of extras from that era that could be used for the package -- all three singles from the album had B-sides, and the band taped a concert for MTV called Live and Loud in December 1993 to air on New Year's Eve that has never been released on DVD.

HINDER, SAVING ABEL: Guest Vocalist on Dates

Hinder singer Austin Winkler has bowed out of the band's upcoming shows due to "personal reasons."

The band has decided to not cancel the dates, which start Thursday in West Fargo, North Dakota. Instead, they've drafted Saving Abel singer Jared Weeks to fill in on most shows through August 26th in Syracuse, New York. Marshal Dutton from Drankmore -- who co-produced Hinder's latest album, Welcome to the Freakshow -- will fill in on two dates in August as well.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD: Fill Coney Island Hole

Lynyrd Skynyrd have stepped in on short notice to fill a gap in a previously announced series of free concerts on Brooklyn, New York's Coney Island.

The announcement came from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who called Skynyrd "one of the greatest rock bands of all time." Cheap Trick kicks off the Seaside Concert Series at Coney Island's Asser Levy Park this Friday, with Skynyrd taking the stage on Thursday, July 18th.

Source: New York Daily News

KISS: Gene to Duet With Englebert

KISS's Gene Simmons will be recording a pretty interesting duet this summer.

Engelbert Humperdinck -- the English singer known for 1960s and 1970s pop hits like "Release Me" and "After the Lovin'" -- says he's convinced Simmons to appear on a duets collection he's recording. Humperdink expects to record Simmons for the yet-be-named song later this month.

KISS continue their North American tour Friday in Edmonton, Alberta.

AEROSMITH: Tyler the Wedding Crasher

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler was an unexpected wedding crasher over the Fourth of July weekend.

The New York Post reports that Tyler accidentally walked into the wedding reception for Manhattan commercial real estate broker Jeffrey Roseman at a Washington, D.C. hotel. Tyler posed for photos with Roseman, his bride Shirley Ramos, and their guests. Roseman says, "He could not have been more gracious and accommodating. We were convinced that were it not for his ornery bodyguard, we could have had Steven Tyler party with us all night!"

Headlines for Wednesday, July 10, 2013





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