3/14: GLENN HUGHES, MARK SLAUGHTER, KISS/DEF LEP, TMS, MORE

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Off to NYC for a live radio show tonight. Originally the show was going to be pre recorded but since the H&H Festival in Mexico was cancelled I’m headed in to do it live. Join me 11P-2A ET tonight on Q104.3 NYC, free stream at www.q1043.com or use the free Iheartradio app. Mark Slaughter will call in to debut a new solo song for charity, Glenn Hughes will call in to debut new music from his new band California Breed as well. SO much new stuff out there or coming that is SO good. Was just sent new music from Joe Holmes new band that is killer! Will play a bunch tonight. This is truly one of the best periods for new music and bands I like in a long time. Truly hope some of it breaks through but it seems harder and harder these days to get it across.

 

NEW TMS tomorrow with Dee Snider, Glenn Hughes on Skype and Chris Caffery on guitar. 11p ET on VH1C.

 

Don’t forget I’ll be in Largo FL 3/28 to host Jake E Lee. I’ll also be doing a pre show meet and greet and selling and signing both books. Hope to see you at Cultural Events Center. Then the MOR Cruise!

 

Kiss & Def Leppard will announce a tour together this Summer on Monday. Look no further for how competitive the touring circuit has become for your dollars when you see bands that once were headliners on their own teaming up like this. Good for fans to get the double bill but the good seats won’t be cheap and any “VIP” stuff very pricey. But the entire music business now revolves around the road and touring, so everything is for sale and all will work to make their package more attractive than others. Plenty of choices this Summer it’s looking like with many more announcements to come. Seems in the rock world there are very few bands left that can truly headline anymore and take out unknown acts to break them as support. Which kind of sucks for new developing artists who once found new fans from these tours. But bands just can’t risk the lack of ticket sales with a lesser known support act and not more of a co headline more and more it seems.

89 thoughts on “3/14: GLENN HUGHES, MARK SLAUGHTER, KISS/DEF LEP, TMS, MORE

  1. Gotta agree that this is a GREAT time for awesome new bluesy, vintage rock music. I’m discovering more and more killer bands every single day that simply blow my mind with their spring 2014 releases. I look forward to checking my promo inbox daily. Can only imagine how many records you receive monthly for airplay consideration.

    I read today that you gave a nod to George Lynch’s new project KXM; kudos for that, I’m playing “Faith is a Room” on my own radioshow this weekend, I’d groove to this at any and all hours of the day or night. It indeed sounds very killer so far, can’t wait to hear the whole album.

    Have a rocking weekend.

    N

  2. I have been saying this for a couple of years now with the touring package acts – no chance for a young band playing in front of a bigger crowd. My first show in “84 was the Scorpions with a new band from New Jersey touring on their first release – Bon Jovi. Nobody knew who they were (it was in Toledo) and by the end they had the whole arena going nuts and made this young kid go out the next day and buy the Bon Jovi album. One new band (although they have released three albums) that I think has a real good chance of making it is Pop Evil. If you have not checked them out – well worth it.

  3. Eddie, do you think certain bands like Madonna, u2, Metallica, stones, McCartney, or bon jovi will ever need a Co headline / well known support act? Or are they untouchable?

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