MARILYN MANSON CANCELS SHOWS AFTER ONSTAGE ACCIDENT

Daniel Kreps of Rolling Stone reports:

Marilyn Manson has canceled the next nine dates of his Heaven Upside Down Tour following an onstage incident Saturday in New York in which the singer was crushed by a stage prop.

“Marilyn Manson is being forced to cancel several of his October dates on his forthcoming US tour,” the singer’s rep said in a statement.

“On Saturday night, the legendary performer suffered an injury on stage towards the end of his set at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom causing him to cut the show short. He was treated for the injury at a local hospital and will be recuperating at home in Los Angeles.”

As of Sunday afternoon, the rep declined to say if Manson had left the New York hospital.

Manson’s rep added, “The shows from Boston, October 2 through Houston, October 14th will be rescheduled for a later date. Manson hopes to return to the stage soon, more details on upcoming shows to follow.”

Read more at Rolling Stone.

source: rollingstone.com

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MARILYN MANSON INJURED ONSTAGE WHEN PROP FALLS ON HIM

Jennifer Smith of the DailyMail.com reports:

Marilyn Manson has been crushed by a falling prop at his New York City concert.

The 48-year-old rock star was in the middle of singing Sweet Dreams when the props, described by witnesses as giant pistols, fell.

He had just begun climbing on to them in the middle of his performance when they began to give way and “toppled” on top of him, witnesses said.

Several people rushed on to the stage, but it took a number of minutes before Manson was stretchered off stage…

…As expected after Saturday night’s incident, the rest of the concert was canceled.

A representative for the star told Variety he was in hospital being treated for an injury but they would not say how serious his condition was. However, the website cited sources saying he is expected to be “fine.”

Concert goer Michelle Curran told DailyMail.com that the entire Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom, where the show was being held, went dark after the props fell.

“He was probably half way through singing Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics and the massive gun display of two pistols behind him toppled on to him. The singing stopped and loads of people ran on to the stage to lift to it up.”

He had been onstage for an hour and 20 minutes when the accident occurred.

Immediately after the incident, the concert venue went dark and the music stopped.

The audience watched in horror as what appeared to be a team of crew tried to break him out from under the prop.

He was then wheeled off in a stretcher.

Fans said they then watched as a curtain was put up where the incident had taken place.

They were all then ushered out into the street, hours before the concert’s scheduled end.

As of this posting, Manson’s condition is unknown.

Read more at the DailyMail.com.

source: dailymail.co.uk

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GUITARIST ULI JON ROTH CELEBRATES “TRIPLE ANNIVERSARY” WITH NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

To celebrate this special anniversary year, Uli Jon Roth is performing a whole series of concerts and tours worldwide with varying programs.

His two-month Triple Anniversary North American Tour – starting at the end of May 2018 – will be devoted to performing a complete set of Songs from Uli’s ground breaking Electric Sun period.

Electric Sun Reborn will consist of an intense 90-minute set by Uli and his band, complemented by multi-media projections. This is followed by an intermission and a shorter set of the highlights from Tokyo Tapes Revisited to round off the three hour extravaganza.

Uli has not performed the bulk of this music for over 30 years. Although, it never enjoyed the overwhelming commercial success of Scorpions, Electric Sun was far more than just a cult band and had a sizeable following on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in Japan. Largely thanks to Uli’s innovative and ground-breaking guitar playing and interesting compositions the band became artistically influential and presented a unique blend, which was sometimes likened to a strange mixture, located somewhere between Beethoven and Hendrix.

Following the worldwide success of his latest Scorpions Revisited releases, Uli will now revisit the spellbinding music of his first solo venture after leaving Scorpions and re-connect with his songs from that prolific era of his long and colorful career.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest guitar players ever, Uli pioneered a unique style of guitar playing which – for the first time – combined complete mastery of the instrument with an intensely melodic and emotional appeal. Uli’s Electric Sun guitar solos are both uplifting and often mesmerizing, displaying a very wide variety of textures, colors and novel ideas. They always take you on a journey.

From his earliest days’ onwards, Uli has always been a bold and uncompromising musical innovator of the first order and his Electric Sun period bears ample witness to that fact. Being the first guitar player in rock to incorporate complex melodic arpeggio sequences, Uli Jon Roth – in the eyes of many of his peers – practically reinvented modern guitar-technique almost singlehandedly during his Scorpions tenure, but even more so during his Electric Sun days.

Uli has now taken a fresh look at this material, drawn from the altogether three Electric Sun albums which he wrote some 40 years ago. The three albums – in chronological order – were Earthquake, Fire Wind and Beyond and The Astral Skies. Electric Sun and Uli fans alike will be delighted to finally hear these songs played live again by the master himself.

As a real bonus for his die-hard fans and connoisseurs Uli has a special treat in store which will bring many a tear to the eyes of nostalgic older fans; due to popular request, Uli will finally bring his legendary white Fender Stratocaster guitar on tour again. The famous instrument – which he used during ALMOST ALL the Scorpions and Electric Sun recordings- will make an onstage appearance for a couple of songs after having remained silent for so many years… The guitar has not been played in public since the mid-Eighties when Uli switched over to Sky Guitars for good. He is looking forward to putting this iconic guitar through its paces for old times’ sake. The “White Strat” can be seen on the covers of In Trance as well as Fire Wind. Uli played this guitar on every single Scorpions concert since 1975 and on every single Electric Sun album.

To make the evening even more intense, another very special is reserved for the purchasers of VIP Passes and comes as a big surprise. (VIP passes are only available online at ulijonroth.com). VIP Pass holders will be given a unique opportunity to hear Uli perform his Metamorphosis Of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in its entirety during a private pre-show concert.

Uli has not performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in over 14 years and this is a very rare chance to hear this amazing piece of music played live by the “Master of the Sky Guitar” himself. Uli was the first and only guitarist ever to perform this most famous of all violin concertos on electric guitar note for note, stretching the instrument to the very limits of its capabilities, and beyond. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concerto was written in 1723 and sounds as fresh and inspirational now as it did 300 years ago. Particularly so in Uli’s truly mind-blowing rendition, which is fiendishly difficult to play on guitar and can only be performed at concert pitch on one of his signature Sky Guitars.

Uli will be accompanied for the VIP event by his two very talented young protégés Niklas Turman and David Kosinski on guitar as well as Corvin Bahn on keyboards who will play the orchestral parts. As an additional treat, Uli is going to perform this piece on his legendary “Mighty Wing” 7-string Sky Guitar, which has not been seen in public for a long time, but which was his main guitar for a period of 20 years.

Triple Anniversary North American Tour

5/31 Dallas, TX Trees

6/1 Houston, TX Arcadia
6/2 San Antonio, TX Rockbox
6/5 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
6/6 Hollywood, CA Roxy Theater
6/7 San Jan Capistrano, CA Coach House
6/8 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
6/9 Las Vegas, NV Vamp’d
6/10 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater
6/12 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst
6/13 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theater
6/14 Berkley, CA Cornerstone
6/15 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver
6/16 Seattle, WA Studio 7
6/17 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom
6/18 Vancouver, BC Venue
6/26 St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Music Hall
6/29 Joliet, IL The Forge
6/30 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater

7/1 Detroit, MI Token Lounge
7/2 Toronto, ON Rockpile
7/3 Montreal, QU TBA
7/4 Quebec, QU L’ Anti
7/5 Ottawa, ON Brass Monkey
7/6 Pawling, NY Daryl’s House
7/7 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
7/8 Hartford, CT Infinity Music Hall
7/10 NYC, NY Gramercy Theater
7/11 Asbury Park, NJ Wonderbar
7/12 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater
7/15 Anderson, IN State Theatre

Additional dates will be added soon.

Uli Jon Roth online:

Official Website
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WATCH AIRBOURNE’S DOCUMENTARY, “IT’S ALL FOR ROCK N’ ROLL,” HERE

Airbourne’s eight-disc vinyl collection, including the band’s first three studio albums, called, Diamond Cuts, has been released today (September 29th).

Also included is a bonus DVD of the brand new band documentary, It’s All For Rock N’ Roll, which can be seen in its entirety, below.

To stream the band’s previously-unreleased track Money, which will also appear on the box set, click here.

The band’s latest album, Breakin’ Outta Hell,” landed in the Top 10 in both the U.K. and Australia after its September 2016 release. Listen to song Rivalry, from Breakin’ Outta Hell, here.

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TOM KEIFER LISTS “THE 10 ALBUMS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE,” UFO, AREOSMITH AND LED ZEPPELIN MAKE THE LIST

Former Cinderella frontman, Tom Keifer, tells Classic Rock the “10 records that changed [his] life.” Here is his list:

BB King – Live at the Regal (1965):

…This record is what caused me to dig back into countless blues albums and American roots, in general. It started a domino effect of everything from James Brown to Jerry Lee Lewis to Little Richard.

Muddy Waters – Hard Again (1977):

It’s that classic delta blues sound…This was a major blues record for me.

Johnny Winter – Nothin’ but the Blues (1977):

I would say this record and the song TV Mama — which uses a National Steel open tuning slide acoustic — is as badass an example of that style as you can get…This really got me into the National Steel and that style, like I did on Bad Seamstress Blues and Dead Man’s Road

Rolling Stones – It’s Only Rock N’ Roll (1974):

For me it could be every Rolling Stones album, but I have to include The Stones here, so I just picked one…It’s just a classic record.

Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (1975):

…that record was just mind-blowing. I don’t think there’s a rock musician from my generation that wouldn’t say that Physical Graffiti wasn’t a major record for them. Very inventive record.

Rod Stewart – Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977):

Another one from around that time – this is middle school/high school years, cutting my teeth, learning how to play…He was a huge inspiration on both my vocals and songwriting.

The Eagles – Hotel California (1977):

I loved The Eagles growing up. I remember the first time hearing Life in the Fast Lane, I was just like, “That guitar playing is just too cool!”…Victim Of Love was also a great track off of this.

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (1977):

… I loved The Chain – the dark vocals and dark vibe of that tune. That was a major record for me. And Gold Dust Woman – a vibe-y kind of track. The ‘70s were a great time, because every band had a different style, and you listened to all of them growing up.

Aerosmith – Rocks (1976):

Now getting back to the harder stuff, and again, this is a band where all their records were really major for me, but I would have to say Rocks by Aerosmith is one of my favourites. The first time I heard Back in the Saddle was just mind-blowing. Such a cool track, with innovative parts and sounds. Just a great song. That record, top-to-bottom, is just a major record for me. Nobody’s Fault was badass.

UFO – Obsession (1978):

Michael Schenker was a really big inspiration to me on guitar. There was so many blues inflections in his playing, but he was also very technical… and was very melodic at the same time. An amazing player. And I love all the UFO stuff that he played on, but this record, I love the songs, but in particular, I love his guitar playing.

The solo on Only You Can Rock Me is one of those ones where it’s like a song within a song. It’s so melodic, but at the same time, it’s nasty – it’s not too pretty. He’s got that nasty blues thing in there, too. He really walked the line between melodic and nasty – always. So, he was a big, big influence on me. This record was one that I wore out.

Read more at Classic Rock.

In related news, Keifer will be releasing the a deluxe edition of his debut album, “The Way Life Goes on October 20th.

source: Classic Rock via teamrock.com

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WIN A SPOT ON EDDIE TRUNK’S CELEBRITY BOWLING TEAM

The third Annual Bowl For Ronnie Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, will be taking place on Friday, October 6th, 2017 at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California.

As previously reported, auctions be taking place at EBay for a spot on on Eddie Trunk’s team. To place your bid, while also helping to contribute to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, please click here.

The event begins at 6:30 PM, at Pinz Bowling Center, with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. Celebrity bowling will commence at 9PM, with fierce competition for a variety of trophies.

In addition to competing with his team, radio personality Eddie Trunk will once again host the event. 100% of the net proceeds from the Bowl For Ronnie will go to the Dio Cancer Fund. Individual tickets and lane sponsorships are now on sale, and participants are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers for the ultimate bowling team. Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California.

For more information, visit diocancerfund.org/bowlforronnie.

Tickets are now on sale at eventbrite.com/e/bowl-for-ronnie-tickets.

Individual Spectator: $50 per person (includes pizza and general admission)
Individual Bowler: $75 (includes pizza, shoe rental and bowling from 6:30-9PM)
Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship: $1995 private lane for 6 bowlers (includes team or corporate logo displayed on lane, 6 VIP party passes and access to Artist/VIP lounge, 2 drink tickets per team member, 6 “Bowl For Ronnie” t-shirts, pizza and shoe rental)

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