purplestrangerslive 1984 saw the long-awaited reunion of the classic Deep Purple Mark II lineup of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice. It was the first time they had been together since 1973. They recorded a brand new studio album, Perfect Strangers, and headed out on tour. The band’s show in Melbourne, Australia was professionally filmed and is the only full-length concert recording of the band at this time.

The Perfect Strangers Live DVD is due out October 14th via Eagle Vision and is a stunning concert with the band in incendiary form. The setlist mixes then new tracks from the Perfect Strangers album with favorites from the early seventies culminating in the brilliant Smoke On The Water finale. This is without doubt one of the finest Deep PURPLE concerts ever filmed and a must have for their legions of fans.

Perfect Strangers Live is 141 minutes long and features the following tracks:

1. Highway Star
2. Nobody’s Home
3. Strange Kind Of Woman
4. A Gypsy’s Kiss
5. Perfect Strangers
6. Under The Gun
7. Knocking At Your Back Door
8. Lazy (including Ian Paice drum solo)
9. Child In Time
10. Difficult To Cure
11. Jon Lord Keyboard Solo
12. Space Truckin’ (with Ritchie Blackmore guitar solo)
13. Black Night
14. Speed King
15. Smoke On The Water

Bonus feature: Tour documentary

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bonjoviband400 RadarOnline reports:

Although, Jon Bon Jovi has publicly said that guitarist Richie Sambora can return to the band at any time, behind the scenes it’s a different story, RadarOnline has learned.

Sambora, who was born and raised in Woodbridge, N.J., is eager to take the stage with the band Thursday night in East Rutherford, but that homecoming is not going to happen, and Jon is the one blocking it, a source tells Radar. Not only that, but he’s also blocking Sambora from rejoining the band on its Because We Can world tour.

“Jon won’t allow Richie to come back for that show,” the source said. “And Jon won’t even pick up the phone and talk to Sambora. Sambora has tried to end this feud but Jon won’t respond.”

Richie believes Jon has been trash talking him, the source said, and has asked him to stop.

“Every attempt he has made at rejoining the band has been blocked by Jon,” the source added.

Sambora left the tour in April after feuding with Bon Jovi over money and Richie’s objection to his belief that Jon was belittling him. One source says the guitar player and lead singer are fighting over money.

“It’s very apparent Jon wants to get rid of Richie,” the source says. “Jon is raking in the money. And what about the fans who want Richie back?” The source says Jon doesn’t care.

“Jon is and has been focused on accumulating as much money as possible to accomplish his lifelong goal of buying a NFL football team. Bon Jovi took a serious look at the NY Jets years ago as a partner but now wants his own team and money is the only thing stopping him.”

Meanwhile, without Richie the band had to cancel an appearance in Cleveland because of lackluster ticket sales. Other venues have not sold out and also suffered from lagging sales without Sambora.


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Had a great time last night at Mayhem Fest in NJ. Only made it in time to see Rob Zombie as I had some other stuff to deal with, but was cool to see so many I knew, both bands and fans. Was great to hang with Peter Criss most of the night! Peter lives in NJ near the venue and came as a guest of John 5 and the Zombie guys, who needless to say are huge fans. Peter was recovering from some hernia surgery but otherwise in great spirits and having a blast. Was really cool to see Rob give Peter such huge props from the stage during the show. Standing next to Peter when he did it you could tell how much it meant. I truly think Zombie’s show is the best theatrical rock show out there today. It gets bigger every time I see it and there is something always happening on stage! I tweeted some great photos with more to come on this site so please check my Twitter timeline. Zombie continues on Mayhem, then does some headline shows, then Rob will start work on his next film, a hockey movie on the Broadstreet Bullies. Peter Criss told me he has started to work on a rock solo album and was recently revisiting the material. No timetable for that but good to hear he still wants to do it. Great night and thanks to the entire Zombie crew for the amazing hospitality. For the second time Rob had me, Don & Jim on stage with him during his set and gave props to TMS. Just awesome!


Incredible response to the Winery Dogs album now out. It’s been awesome to be a small part of this but I only had the idea, THEY made an amazing album. Hope this band lasts for a long time and can’t wait to see them live when I host the first US show 8/3 in NYC.


Getting a ton of people asking about book signings for VOL 2 out 9/24 in their city. As much as I’d like to I just can’t get everywhere, but please note I will do signing events likely for more than a year after the books release when I can. Some of the first dates now on this site, just check earlier Trunk Report posts. Pre Order now on Amazon. Thanks!


Football season is near and I have a friend selling 2 NY Giants tickets and pre paid parking for the entire 10 game season. Seats are Upper end zone. If interested email me for details and put “Giants” in subject. Can’t wait for the season to start!


Playlists will be updated for the FM show soon on this site.

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j9h8_AerosmithRisingSunDVDcoverlr_1 On July 23rd, 2013, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Rock For The Rising Sun by Aerosmith. This is a simultaneous release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats [Pre-book Order Date June 28th, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD].

This is the band’s first live video release in 9 years, since the release of You Gotta Move in 2004 and it offers a unique portrayal of life on the road with Aerosmith combined with superb live performances, as the band toured Japan. Rock For The Rising Sun features the classic tracks: Love In An Elevator, Livin’ On The Edge, Last Child, Walk This Way, Draw The Line, Sweet Emotion, Hangman Jury, and many more, with material drawn from shows throughout this tour. As bonuses, the DVD includes extra live tracks, Lick And A Promise recorded at the Hiroshima Green Garden Arena and One Way Street taken from the Tokyo Dome.

In March 2011, Japan was beset by a huge earthquake, a monstrous tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. In the autumn of 2011, despite advice to the contrary, Aerosmith brought their Back On The Road tour to Japan, a country with which they’d always had a special relationship. The Japanese fans came out in droves and Aerosmith responded with some of the finest shows of their distinguished career. This film follows the band on that tour combining full-length live tracks with behind the scenes footage, which is at times touching and emotional and at others humorous and insightful. More than anything else it demonstrates the Japanese fans’ love affair with Aerosmith and their music.

Aerosmith are truly one of the great rock acts of all time and this incredible concert film brings together tracks from across their storied career. A live band par excellence, Rock For The Rising Sun shows them rolling up their sleeves and doing what they do better than anyone else.

Rock For The Rising Sun track listing:

1) Draw The Line
2) Love In An Elevator
3) Livin’ On The Edge
4) Hangman Jury
5) No More No More
6) Mama Kin
7) Monkey On My Back
8) Toys In The Attic
9) Listen To The Thunder
10) Sweet Emotion
11) Boogie Man
12) Rats In The Cellar
13) Movin’ Out
14) Last Child
15) S.O.S. (Too Bad)
16) Walk This Way
17) Train Kept A Rollin’ (credits)

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defleppardgroupblue400 Def Leppard will appear in a documentary series following their recent Las Vegas residency.

Joe Elliott and co are the subjects of Living With Def Leppard, which was shot while they performed their Viva Hysteria concerts at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in March and April.

Producers Bunim-Murray and AEG Network Live say: “The series follows the band – which has been together since 1977 and continues to perform to fans in sold-out arenas and stadiums worldwide – both on and off the stage throughout their stay in Las Vegas.

Viewers will witness the band’s camaraderie and spirit, which have kept them together for 35 years despite many challenges and temptations.”

The series will include performance footage along with scenes which will show a side of the band fans have never seen before.

It’s set to be the first in a series of similar shows. AEG president John Meglan says: “This is sure to set a precedent for a new genre of TV custom-made for the ultimate rock fans.”


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vivcampbell'slastinlinelarge Dio offshoot band Last In Line will play most of the band’s material from the first two albums but not as much of the third release, Sacred Heart, because the material carries too many bad memories.

Guitarist Vivian Campbell, now with Def Leppard, last week told Classic Rock he aimed to reclaim his heritage by playing songs he co-wrote for the first time since being fired by Ronnie James Dio in 1986. But he’s not ready to extend that to the album he was touring at the time he was fired.

Campbell discusses the setlist with Talking Metal and says, “We haven’t completely finalized it yet, but it’s basically going to pick itself. There are only nine songs on Holy Diver and I think there’s only nine songs on the The Last In Line album.

The Sacred Heart album was very difficult for us all – that’s when things really started to go wrong with the band. No one wanted to be in the studio with Ronnie.

We would literally just come in and do our parts; we wouldn’t really hang, whereas with Holy Diver and Last In Line we were in the studio 24-7 and everyone was committed to making those records.

So the Sacred Heart record, we don’t look upon it as favorably. We probably won’t play too much from that.”

While Campbell and bandmates Vinnie Appice, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell used to perform some Black Sabbath and Rainbow tracks with Dio, the guitarist feels it wouldn’t be appropriate now they’re working with singer Andy Freeman.

“I don’t think it would be legitimate for us to do that,” says Campbell. “The original Dio band played Man On The Silver Mountain, Stargazer, Long Live Rock N’ Roll, Mob Rules, Heaven And Hell and Children Of The Sea. Those were legitimate enough for us to do because Ronnie was there and he’d been in those bands.

“But without Ronnie there, I don’t think it’s very legitimate to play Sabbath or Rainbow songs, so we won’t be doing that.”

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