AC/DC’S MALCLOM YOUNG “REPORTEDLY” SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA AND IN A NURSING HOME

ACDC Malcolm Young Germany 1992 31 Bernard Zuel of The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

It may be that dementia is claiming another giant, this time a musical one.

AC/DC co-founder, guitarist and songwriter Malcolm Young, whose retirement from the band was announced on Wednesday, has been moved into full-time care in a nursing home facility in Sydney’s eastern suburbs specializing in dementia, sources connected to the Young family have said.

The Young family connection said: “If you were in the room with [Malcolm Young] and walked out, then came back in one minute later, he wouldn’t remember who you are. He has a complete loss of short-term memory. His wife, Linda, has put him in full-time care.”

The first official word on what was assumed to be a serious and debilitating, but still undisclosed, illness, was in April when it was confirmed that Young would not be participating in the recording of the next AC/DC album, which will be called Rock Or Bust and is due out in November.

In his place during the recording sessions in a Vancouver studio has been his nephew, Steve.

In an announcement from the band’s management this week, it was revealed that Steve will join Angus Young, frontman Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd on stage when the band embarks on another massive world tour in 2015.

Read more at The Sydney Morning Herald.

source: smh.com.au

EDDIETRUNK.COM EXCLUSIVE: TRIXTER GUITARIST STEVE BROWN IS THE TEMPORARY GUITARIST IN DEF LEPPARD WHILE VIVIAN CAMPBELL RECUPERATES FROM CANCER TREATMENTS

stevebrownoftrixter EddieTrunk.com has learned that Trixter guitarist Steve Brown will be the replacement guitarist in Def Leppard filling in for Vivian Campbell while he recovers from cancer treatments.

Brown will make his debut with the band this Sunday when Def Leppard plays Wembley Stadium during the NFL’s Dolphins/Raiders game.

We here at EddieTrunk.com, wish Campbell a very speedy and complete recovery and send our luck along to Brown on his new adventure.

ROCK PHOTOGRAPHER MARK WEISS AUCTIONS OFF PICTURES OF, OZZY, ZAKK, HALFORD AND MORE, FOR CHARITY

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“I am often asked to donate classic rock photographs from my archives. I would have never imagined when I was 16 and sneaking my camera into concerts that I could make a living out of it, much less help out some people in my own hometown by donating the sale of these photos three decades later. My career as a photographer has been a dream come true, and it’s time to give back.

As many of you know, for the past three years I have been passionate about a campaign I started for Lunch Break, the soup kitchen (and so much more) in my hometown of Red Bank, NJ. The campaign is entitled, Feels Like The First Time, and I am donating images from the first time I photographed the musicians in the 70s and 80s, with the proceeds benefitting Lunch Break. After last year’s successful campaign raised more than $10,000, I have teamed up once again with Charitybuzz online auction for Round 2! This year’s auction runs from September 24th to October 15th.

To see the photos that are up for bids, including those of Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, Paul Stanley, Zakk Wylde, Ted Nugent, among others, please go to www.Charitybuzz.com/LunchBreak.

EDDIE’S LATEST PODCAST FEATURING SLASH IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING

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EddieTrunkpodcastpic400 Eddie’s new podcast is up and ready for your listening pleasure. This week Eddie’s special guest for the entire hour is guitarist Slash.

The podcast, as always, is free and available worldwide through iTunes and by clicking here.

MOTÖRHEAD INVITES FANS TO MAKE OFFICIAL “KILLED BY DEATH” VIDEO

Motorhead400 The official Motörhead website is currently running a competition inviting submissions for a live video version of Killed By Death from the special tour edition of the Aftershock album.

Motörhead fans who have dreamt of making an official video for their favorite band have finally got their wish. To celebrate the Tour Edition of the Aftershock album (a double-disc set containing Aftershock and a bonus live disc from Motörhead’s Spring U.S. dates titled Best of the West Coast Tour) fans are invited to create a video for the live version of Killed By Death from the release.

Creativity is greatly encouraged (don’t be boring!), and the production can be as mighty or modest as the imagination desires. Let the thunderous riff and wry lyrics conjure your best Motörvisions, and the video that wins will be premiered on major music video stations plus websites worldwide by the band’s label UDR/Motörhead Records. The winning director/creator will also receive some very exclusive Motörhead prizes, as well as the satisfaction of having one of the band’s official videos under their creative belt.

Entrants must use the audio of Killed By Death from the new touring edition of Aftershock and entries should be uploaded to YouTube with “Killed By Death Fan Video Motörhead Contest” in the subject line. Also visit the band’s Official Facebook page and post links to your video creations there too. We will pick the very best submissions, and then the fans will vote for the winner.

All entries must be uploaded by NEXT TUESDAY, September 30th, 2014.

We look forward to seeing some great pieces of film in the coming weeks and remember, Motörhead For Life.

FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL SET TO RELEASE WHITESNAKE’S LIVE IN ‘84 – BACK TO THE BONE, NEW DVD/CD WITH CLASSIC AND RARE PERFORMANCES AVAILABLE IN NOVEMBER

whitesnake1984-640 Whitesnake fans worldwide now have something to be excited about! To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Whitesnake’s multi-platinum Slide It In album, Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian-based label, will release Live In ‘84 – Back To The Bone, a complete celebration of the group’s awe inspiring lineup during what many feel was the incredible beginning of what Coverdale called his desire to make Whitesnake more “electrifying” on record & on stage.

Set for release in the EU on November 7th and in North America on November 11th, this release will be available in DVD and a Deluxe CD/DVD edition.

Culled from audio and video recordings and unheard demos from the private collection of Whitesnake leader and vocalist, David Coverdale, the release offers an ultra-rare collection of material, performed by the band’s acclaimed ’83-’84 line-ups. Featured on the record & driven by the awesome Cozy Powell on drums (ex- Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, MSG and later on Gary Moore and Black Sabbath, among others); unique guitarist John Sykes, whom Coverdale credits with inspiring a whole generation of six stringers after his breathtaking work on the Whitesnake 87’ album and Bassist exceptionale Neil Murray.

There is also an extraordinary emotional bonus content featuring legendary keyboardist Jon Lord performing his last show ever with Whitesnake on video and also the bonus CD.

“It’s still hard for me to find the words when remembering that half the incredible band who originally recorded the Slide It In album with me have passed away,” says Coverdale. “It’s incredibly difficult to articulate: Cozy Powell…Mel Galley…Jon Lord…All amazing people and amazing musicians. Their memories live on in our hearts & in the music they made. I miss them beyond words… Wait until you see & hear them playing as only they can and add in the fiery guitar assault of the incredibly gifted John Sykes, plus the relentless melodic bass pounding of Neil Murray.”

Coverdale and co-producer Michael McIntyre launched a worldwide search for the best quality video footage and audio tracks from the 1984 tour. Among the gems found was a set from: Super-Rock, recorded at the first Japanese rock festival at Seibu Stadium in Tokyo and an invaluable video of Jon Lord’s final appearance with Whitesnake recorded live in Sweden. “All of the features on this package have been treated lovingly & respectfully, with no expense spared, utilizing technology to improve sound & picture quality,” says Coverdale, who personally oversaw all elements of this release.

Concludes Coverdale, “These are memories I treasure and delight in sharing with you as we continue our celebration of the 30th Anniversary of WHhitesnake’s Slide It In.”

Track listing:

CD (only available in combo edition):

1. Gambler
2. Guilty Of Love
3. Love Ain’t No Stranger
4. Slow An’ Easy
5. Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues

6. Ready An’ Willing
7. Guitar Solo
8. Crying In The Rain
9. Soldier Of Fortune
10. Love Ain’t No Stranger
11. Ready An’ Willing
12. Slow An’ Easy

Bonus Tracks – Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)

13. Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
14. Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
15. Love Ain’t No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
16. Ready an’ Willing (featuring Jon Lord)

DVD:

1. Gambler
2. Guilty of Love
3. Love Ain’t No Stranger
4. Ready an’ Willing
5. Slow an’ Easy
6. Crying in the Rain
7. Guitar Solo
8. Soldier of Fortune
9. Drum Solo
10. Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City
11. Don’t Break My Heart Again

Bonus Tracks – Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)

12. Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
13. Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
14. Love Ain’t No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
15. Ready an’ Willing (featuring Jon Lord)

DVD Bonus Gallery – Slide It In Slide Show with Rare Unseen Photos – The music bed contains snippets of private demos from David’s personal archives.

For all things Whitesnake, please visit whitesnake.com and facebook.com/Whitesnake.official

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JOE SATRIANI PERFORMS ON ACCLAIMED MUSIC SERIES – “FRONT & CENTER” – AIRINGS BEGIN OCTOBER 21ST

Joe Satriani Joe Satriani performed an exclusive 99th birthday commemorative concert for celebrated guitar pioneer Les Paul on June 9th, 2014. The special show was filmed for the new season of public television’s acclaimed music series Front and Center. Satriani’s performance will begin airing on October 21st. Check local listings for specific air dates and times in each market and for a sneak peek at Joe’s episode below.

This has been a landmark year for one of the most influential and respected instrumental rock guitarists to emerge in the past three decades. This year saw a release of both a comprehensive career box set and the multi-Grammy nominated guitarist’s first memoir, both released earlier this year.

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings presents brand-new digital masters, overseen by Joe Satriani, with each CD packaged in a replica cardboard jacket. The library collection is housed in a specially designed clamshell box with a booklet filled with photos and memorabilia from across the decades.

The box set is the ideal audio accompaniment to Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir,Satriani’s autobiography released this past May through BenBella Books.

In other news, Joe will be honored is his home town of Long Island NY where he, along with the legendary music executive, Clive Davis, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony is set to take place on October 23rd at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY.

Joe will continue his 18-month 140 date Unstoppable Momentum tour with stops in South America, New Zealand and Australia before winding up the year in Singapore on November 13th.

Joe Satriani 2014 World Tour:

September 23rd Royal Center Bogata, CO
September 25th Teatro Nescafe de las Artes Santiago, CL
September 27th&28th Gran Rex Theatre Buenos Aires, AR
October 1st Citi Bank Hall Sao Paulo, BR
October 3rd Net Live Brasilia Brasilia, BR
November 1st ASB Theatre Auckland, NZ
November 2nd The Opera House Wellington, NZ
November 4th The Tivoli Brisbane, AU
November 6th State Theatre Sydney, AU
November 8th Palais Theatre Melbourne, AU
November 9th Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide, AU
November 11th Astor Theatre Perth, AU
November 13th The Star Theatre Singapore, SG

Over his career, Joe Satriani has earned 15 Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy nominations alongside Platinum (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream) and Gold (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream, The Extremist, Time Machine) certifications for his solo recordings. He also racked up Gold and Platinum certifications for the DVD Live in San Francisco and 2 G3 DVDs G3 Live and Live in Denver.

“LIVE AT WACKEN 2013″ OUT NOW ON 3DVD/3BLURAY/2CD

wackendvd640 Wild and hot-that was the Wacken Open Air 2013. The 24th Wacken Open Air included over 120 bands on seven stages, 75.000 fans and most of all sun, sun and more sun. Metalheads from all over the world celebrated the most legendary party of them all and turned the little village of Wacken in Northern Germany into the place to be for any self-respecting Metalhead.

The 24th Wacken Open Air once more proved to be unique, with a special vibe which has to be experienced to understand. Live at Wacken 2013, brings this atmosphere right home on DVD, Bu and CD! The hits, the legends, the fans – and many, many memorable shows.

The 3-DVD-set and also the 3-Bluray-set offer plenty of music with 43 bands and 106 songs. The audio version on 2 CDs features 32 highlights. Live at Wacken 2013 is available now on DVD, CD, BluRay Amaray and as digital download.

What‘s even better, there are some gems hidden in some of these: One Golden Ticket for a “Lifetime Membership for the W:O:A“ giving the lucky winner the opportunity to enjoy the festival every year till eternity without buying a ticket. Also randomly included are ten Silver VIP Tickets that include a tour through the Artist Village on the festival grounds. A dream come true for any Metalhead…

Live at Wacken 2013 even serves a good cause that keeps heavy music alive: All bands and labels have donated their royalties to the Wacken Foundation, a non-profit organization in support of the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal scene. UDR Records will also be making a donation of 1 Euro for each and every DVD & CD sold, with everyone involved, from manufacturing to marketing, supporting the Foundation.

You will see Rock icon Alice Cooper, who knows better than most how to put on a show. His Wacken appearance is no exception, with three guitarists, lots of action and hits like Billion Dollar Babies and Hey Stoopid. Nightwish with new singer Floor Jansen receives ecstatic reactions, Metal Queen Doro celebrates her 30th anniversary of being on stage, and Sabaton sings with a huge audience choir in the midday sun. Mr. Rock N’ Roll himself, Lemmy Kilmister, hits the stage, ignoring recent health issues that caused several show postponements. In blistering heat, Motörhead delivered a shortened set, blasting through Damage Case, Metropolis, Over The Top like only they can. Deep Purple have been equally groundbreaking as the genre‘s forefathers and played Wacken for the first time. The fans were not disappointed, as shown during their classic Lazy.

And the list goes on: the Thrash Metal wake-up call that Annihilator opens the festival with, the wild moshpits during Anthrax’s classic-filled set, the big epicness of Lingua Mortis Orchestra feat. Rage and surprises like Ugly Kid Joe, who invited Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell for their rowdy rendition of ‘Ace Of Spades’.

Furthermore the DVD includes the following appearances:

– Legion Of The Damned
– Trivium
– DevilDriver
– Whitechapel
– Alpha Tiger
– Soilwork
– Mustasch
– Fozzy (feat. Wrestling-Star Chris Jericho
– Candlemass
– Ihsahn
– Amorphis
– Agnostic Front
– Serum 114
– Die Kassierer
– Thunder
– Pretty Maids
– Heaven’s Basement
– Sonata Arctica
– Alestorm
– Dezperadoz

Live at Wacken 2013 available now via UDR Musion on 3DVD/3Bluray/2CD

NEW AC/DC ALBUM “ROCK OR BUST” AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2ND

ac:dc400 Columbia Records proudly announces the release of Rock or Bust, the highly anticipated new studio album from AC/DC, available December 2nd, 2014.

Rock or Bust is the band’s first studio album in six years and features 11 new tracks. Rock or Bust follows the immensely successful Black Ice album, which debuted at #1 in 31 countries upon its release in 2008 and has gone on to sell nearly 8 million copies worldwide. Rock or Bust was recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC and finds AC/DC once again working with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.

Starting September 27th, Turner Sports will provide fans a sneak peek of the new track Play Ball as part of the 2014 Major League Baseball Postseason campaign. The content will run for several weeks across TBS, the exclusive home to this year’s American League Postseason coverage, as well as leading media brands within the Turner portfolio. Listen to a teaser below.

Rock or Bust is the first AC/DC album in the band’s 41 year history without founding member Malcolm Young on the recordings. Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement, explaining that due to illness Malcolm would be taking a break from the band. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition, he will not be returning to the band. AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of Rock or Bust in 2015. Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on the album and will accompany the band on tour.

ALTER BRIDGE TO HIT THE ROAD FOR THEIR FINAL U.S. HEADLINE TOUR IN 2014 THIS OCTOBER

alterbridge Hard rock’s greatest asset of recent years, Alter Bridge, is hitting the road stateside one more time in 2014. The band will be heading out on a headline run this October in support of their latest album, Fortress. This 13-city run comes on the heels of their sold-out tour this past Spring which had critics raving across the country. ArtistDirect exclaimed about the band’s live show, “Alter Bridge deserves to be one of the biggest bands in North America… It’s time for a revolution over here. It’s time for Alter Bridge to rule…” The headline tour kicks off October 7th in Louisville and runs through October 26th where it wraps up in Los Angeles with more dates possibly to be added during the tour. Alter Bridge will be making stops in Huntington, St. Louis, Seattle and San Francisco to name a few. California Breed has been tapped to open the entire tour with Like A Storm and The Cringe alternating slots depending on the market. Tickets for the tour are on-sale now and fans can here for direct buy links to each show. See tour itinerary below

Alter Bridge will also be making a stop at the upcoming Louder Than Life Festival on October 4th before their headline tour kicks off. The festival is taking place in Louisville, KY and Alter Bridge will be playing alongside the likes of Judas Priest, Korn, Limp Bizkit and Stone Temple Pilots. Tickets for the two-day festival can be purchased byclicking here.

The band recently released a box set to coincide with the anniversary of their first album, One Day Remains. AB X contains 27 discs including all available footage and recordings from various periods throughout the band’s career including Live from Wembley, Download Festival 2005 & 2011 as well as every studio album the band has recorded. AB X also comes with a coffee table that showcases Alter Bridge throughout their successful decade together. The box set is a must-have for any collector and can be purchased at alterbridgeboxset.com.

Alter Bridge Tour dates:

October:

4th Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Festival
5th# Detroit, MI The Fillmore
7th* Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
9th# Worcester, MA The Palladium
10th# Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
12th# Huntington, NY The Paramount
13th# Lancaster, PA Freedom Hall at the Lancaster County Convention Center
15th* Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live
16th* St. Louis, MO The Pageant
18th San Antonio, TX Sunken Gardens Theater
20th* Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
22nd* Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
23r* Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
25th# San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
26th# Los Angeles, CA Wiltern

# Alter Bridge, California Breed, Like A Storm Date
* Alter Bridge, California Breed, The Cringe Date