Green Day Add Club Show to Tour
Green Day will now be kicking off their upcoming North American tour with three dates performed at intimate venues.
The club dates will take place at The Fox Theater in Pomona, CA on March 10th, The Marquee in Tempe, AZ on March 11th and Tricky Falls in El Paso, TX on March 13th.
The band will then launching their regular North American tour on March 28th in Rosemont, IL and have announced dates through April 18th in Los Angeles, CA.
The North American tour will be followed by a European trek which starts on May 24th in Milan, Italy and will conclude on July 13th in Bilbao, Spain. more on this story
Peter Frampton Teaming Up With Deep Purple For Tour
(hennemusic) Peter Frampton has announced that he will be playing a series of dates across Germany with Deep Purple this fall.
"Hello Germany!," posted Frampton. "As you can see... my band and I will be coming to play for you again later this year. Looking forward to playing with my good friends Deep Purple again. This will be our 2nd time touring together.
"Steve Morse is one of my all time favourite guitar players! Time for some more back stage riffing and stealing of his licks! Did I just say that out loud? LOL."
Deep Purple will be touring in support of their new album, "NOW What?!", which is due out in late April. more on this story
Black Sabbath Add New Tour Date
Black Sabbath have added a new date to their reunion tour of Australia which will feature Shihad as special guests.
Tour promoter Live Nation announced that the band will now be making a stop in Adelaide on May 7th.
The tour now includes six dates and will be kicking off on April 25th in Brisbane and will conclude with the Adelaide date.
The band will be visiting nearby New Zealand prior to the Australian tour and will be playing concerts in Auckland on April 20th and 22nd.
Black Sabbath are launching the tour ahead of the June release of their semi-reunion album, "13," their first studio album with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's "Never Say Die!" more on this story
Primus Expand 3D Tour
Primus has expanded their 3D tour plans and Les Claypool will also be hitting the road with his Duo De Twang this spring.
The Primus 3D tour will feature two sets per night and fans will given 3D glasses to fully enjoy the multimedia experience that will feature original 3D content from 3D Live.
The bulk of the Primus dates will take place in May and early June. Les Claypool's Duo De Twang will be hitting the road on March 20th in San Rafael, CA and concluding on April 28th in New York City.
Primus will be touring in support of their latest studio album, Green Naugahyde, which was was produced and engineered by Les Claypool in his personal studio, Rancho Relaxo, in Northern California. more on this story
David Lee Roth Discusses Van Halen's Live Plans
(hennemusic) Van Halen recently announced that they will co-headline the inaugural Stone Music Festival at Sydney's ANZ Stadium over the April 20 and 21 weekend.
Also on the bill are co-headliner Billy Joel, Kings Of Chaos, Richie Ramone, Lifehouse and Illumination Road, among others.
For Van Halen, it's their first Australian appearance in many years, after coming close a couple of times recently, including a canceled headlining slot at Soundwave 2011.
"You're going to have to ask the rhythm section about that one," singer David Lee Roth tells The Daily Telegraph, in regards to the band's lack of shows down under. "I myself am a traveller. And let me carry with that an explanation that all those who wander are not necessarily lost. I'm calling you from Tokyo, in fact."
Roth was asked if the Aussie concert is part of his quest to get Van Halen out of America and touring the world again.
"Clearly," agrees Roth. "The Van Halens, I think, are just now starting to value that which once was, which was the capacity to experience other worlds, other communities, particularly when you are a stranger in a stranger land. I find that so refreshing. And you gotta be prepared to be a beginner, you gotta be prepared to not have your cheesburger and fries, you gotta be prepared for a lot." more on this story
AC/DC Release Their Own Brand Of Beer
AC/DC are taking their classic song "Have A Drink On Me" to a literal level by adding a new official beer to the last year's official wine.
The legendary Australian hard rockers have released their very own "AC/DC Premium Lager Beer" which is billed as a premium German lager that contains 5.0% alcohol.
The beer's official website says that the beer is available at the German chain stores Wasgau, Tegut and Getränke Hoffmann. The site also says the beer will soon be available in Romania, Russia and Brazil. Check out the site to learn more.
Aerosmith Classic May Become State Song
(Radio.com) One song is the most famous tune ever written by Boston's most revered band. Another is a classic in its own right and perfectly captures the setting and spirit of Massachusetts in its lyrics. So which one deserves to be the official state rock song?
Mass. officials are disagreeing over whether Aerosmith's legendary single "Dream On" or The Modern Lovers' classic Boston-based single "Roadrunner" should earn the coveted title. Not long after Rep. Marty Walsh proposed a bill to give the nod to "Roadrunner," reps Josh Cutler of Duxbury and Jim Cantwell of Marshfield have filed a proposal of their own that would award the title to "Dream On."
Cantwell joined Karlson & McKenzie live Tuesday morning to tell the guys about the legislation and why he chose Aerosmith. An avid ZLX listener, he said he came up with the idea for the new bill from a K&M listener who called him and made the suggestion.
He also said he would like K&M to come in and testify to the House on why they want "Dream On" as the state rock song, along with anyone else with strong-enough arguments.
"This would be a fun debate about music that you can have listeners weighing in on, what they think the best song should be," he said about the process. Read more and see the fan debate here
Stone Temple Pilots Fire Scott Weiland, Scott Fires Back
After months of speculation, Stone Temple Pilots confirmed on Wednesday that they have fired frontman Scott Weiland, but the singer is not taking the firing sitting down and plans to take legal action.
The band did not provide any details about their decision; they simply issued the following statement: "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland."
A short time later, Weiland issued this response: "I learned of my supposed 'termination' from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be 'terminated' from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that's something for the lawyers to figure out.
"In the meantime, I'm looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday."
It was Weiland's former Velvet Revolver bandmate Slash who said in December that the singer had been fired by STP. When he was asked about Weiland's comments about a Velvet Revolver reunion being discussed, Slash said "That's because he got fired from STP."
Slash told Classic Rockat the time, "I think he's trying to pull off that trick of trying to get something else going on, and we're not buying it. The door's shut on this side and it's probably shut on that side too, so he's on his own. And he deserves it too."
As Weiland mentioned in his statement and we previously reported he will be launching his "Purple at the Core" tour tomorrow. The title of the tour references the first two Stone Temple Pilots album's "Core" and "Purple" and Weiland plans to perform songs from both albums on the tour.
Weiland will also be performing his solo material as well as songs from his former band Velvet Revolver. more.