Rock legends UFO have announced a US tour with very special guests Saxon, beginning March 9th in Houston, TX and continuing into early April.

UFO, with their long standing line up of Phil Mogg (Vocals), Paul Raymond (Keyboards / Guitar), Andy Parker (Drums), Vinnie Moore (Guitar) and Rob De Luca (Bass), are back in the US after a phenomenally successful sold out tour in early 2016. They are currently working on their 22nd studio album after the last studio release A Conspiracy of Stars in 2015.

Saxon are touring on their latest release Battering Ram together with the new double live album set Let Me Feel Your Power (out October 28th in North America), both on the UDR Music label. After great success with both US headline shows and dates with Judas Priestover last few years, the band are back as part of this great package. Saxon are Biff Byford (Vocals), Paul Quinn (Guitar), Nigel Glockler (Drums), Doug Scarrett (Guitar) and Tim “Nibbs” Carter (Bass).

UFO’s Phil Mogg states, “We are polishing the guitars, cleaning up the drums, I have a new front tooth, and our crew have bought themselves fresh mascara, some new tunes, and an airline ticket to the USA, to be joining our old pals Saxon on what will be a celebrational tour of all our favorite places. Look forward to seeing you there! Kisses, UFO.”

Saxon’s Biff Byford adds, “It’s great to be back on the road with UFO. The last time we toured together was in the 80’s so it should be fun and a unique package for the fans. See you in March. Keep the faith.”

Special guest on all shows is Jared James Nichols.

UFO & Saxon US Tour Dates:
March 9 – Houston, TX / Scout Bar
March 10 – Dallas, TX / Gas Monkey Live
March 11 – San Antonio, TX / Alamo City Music Hall*
March 14 – San Diego, CA / House Of Blues
March 15 – San Francisco, CA / The Independent
March 16 – Los Angeles, CA / Belasco
March 18 – Anaheim, CA / The Grove
March 19 – Las Vegas, NV / House Of Blues
March 21 – Denver, CO / Summitt Concert Hall
March 24 – Sioux City, IA / Anthem @ Hard Rock Casino
March 26 – St. Charles, IL / Arcada Theater
March 28 – Cleveland, OH / House Of Blues
March 29 – New York, NY / BB Kings
March 30 – New York, NY / BB Kings
April 1 – Jim Thorpe, PA / Penn’s Peak
April 2 – Allston, MA / Brighton Music Hall

*Saxon to close

Tickets are available from all usual agents and outlets.

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Actor Norman Reedus, better known as Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, joined Anthrax on stage last night at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, jamming on guitar during the band’s classic Indians. Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Scott Ian are both huge fans of the show – in 2015, Ian appeared in an episode playing one of the zombies, and unfortunately met a horrible demise with a metal pole through his head.

Before last night’s show, Bello and Ian dropped by The Walking Dead set, hanging out with Reedus and the show’s director/special effects artist Greg Nicotero.

Anthrax is current on tour with Slayer and Death Angel, upcoming dates are below.



6 Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA*
7 Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX
8 ACL at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
10 Fillmore, Denver, CO
11 The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
12 Rev Hall, Boise, ID*
13 The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
14 The Hill event Center, Idaho Falls, ID*
15 Revolution Concert House, Garden City, ID
16 Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA* (offer)
17 ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, AB
19 S. Okanagan Cvents Centre, Penticton, BC
20 Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
21 Hawthorn Theatre, Portland, OR*
22 Discovery Park, Elverta, CA (w/Aftershock)
23 Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
22 Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA
25 Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff, AZ*
26 Top Deck, Famington, NM* (offer)
27 El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX**

* Anthrax & Death Angel

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Jimmy Page’s guitar solo on Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven has been voted the greatest ever by Classic Rock magazine.

His work on the 1971 track was voted number one by a panel of critics, bands and readers in the new issue of Classic Rock magazine which features the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.

But despite the plaudits, Page says it’s not his best but “it’s pretty damn good.”

Jimmy Page tells Classic Rock, “Is Stairway To Heaven my best Zeppelin guitar solo? No, but it’s pretty damn good. The solo was done very quickly – in actual fact there were already layers underneath, the bottleneck you can hear was on before the solo.

Anyway, I just said, ‘Roll it,’ took a deep breath, that’s what I usually do, and then go. I had a couple of cracks at it because you didn’t have as many options as you would have now. Back then you had 16 tracks and could only put guitar solos down where the vocal wasn’t.

“You’d save maybe three tracks to lay guitar solos into which meant you could have two or three cracks at it and then choose the best.”

He adds: “If everyone else says it’s my best solo then that’s great, that’s good, but there are others that I prefer.”

When asked if there’s a particular solo that has given him trouble, Page said, “I don’t dread it, but the one that was testy, to say the least, to try and replicate, or at least to get a mean average of all the guitar parts on the record, was Achilles’ Last Stand. I really set myself a challenge to try and do that onstage with one guitar.”

Other solos to feature in the top 10 include Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb, Eagles classic Hotel California, Black Sabbath’s Paranoid and Prince’s Purple Rain. See the top 10 below.

The full list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos features in the new issue of Classic Rock magazine.

Classic Rock’s 100 Greatest Guitar Solos Top 10:

1. Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven
2. David Gilmour/ Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
3. Don Felder and Joe Walsh/Eagles – Hotel California
4. Allen Collins/Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird
5. Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along The Watchtower
6. Eddie Van Halen/Van Halen – Eruption
7. Brian May/Queen – Killer Queen
8. Slash/GN’R – Sweet Child Of Mine
9. Prince/Prince And The Revolution – Purple Rain
10. Tony Iommi/Black Sabbath – Paranoid

What is your favorite solo?

source: teamrock.com

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Quiet Riot is very pleased to introduce Seann Nicols (formerly of Adler’s Appetite) as their new vocalist starting in 2017. The band are currently in the studio with Seann recording their forthcoming full-length album of all new material, to be released on Frontiers Records in early 2017. They will also be releasing a music video that will be the first Quiet Riot music video since 1989. The band begin their tour on January 27th in Medina, Minnesota and will continue their touring schedule around the globe.

Vocalist Jizzy Pearl, who is departing to concentrate full-time on his solo career, will finish the 2016 tour dates through December. Frankie Banali says the departure is amicable. “Quiet Riot thanks Jizzy for a great three years and we wish him the very best.”

Quiet Riot is a rock and roll phenomenon. Famously described as the first heavy metal band to top the pop chart at #1 on Billboard magazine, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album Metal Health. After several member changes, and three years after the untimely passing of original lead singer Kevin DuBrow in 2007, Frankie Banali, an original member of the 1982 Metal Health classic line up, continued the musical legacy of the band along with bassist Chuck Wright who has been in and out of the band since 1982, and guitarist Alex Grossi who has been in the band since 2004.

For more information visit quietriot.band.

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Bon Jovi have announced tour dates for their This House Is Not For Sale tour, see the tour itinerary below.

This House Is Not for Sale was originally scheduled for release on October 21st, but has been pushed back to November 4th. It marks Bon Jovi’s first album without longtime guitarist Richie Sambora, who left in 2013, during the band’s Because We Can World Tour.

Pre-sale tickets for next year’s tour go on sale to American Express and Fan Club members on October 10th at 10AM ET; public tickets follow on October 15th at 10AM ET. Ticket buyers will also receive a physical copy of the new album. You can find complete ticket information and more details can be found at bonjovi.com.

View the video for the title song by clicking here.

This House Is Not for Sale 2017 Tour Dates:


8 Bon Secours Wellness Arena Greenville, SC
10 Philips Arena Atlanta, GA
12 BB&T Center Sunrise, FL
14 Amalie Arena Tampa, FL
16 BJCC Birmingham, AL
18 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
19 Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO
21 Chesapeake Energy Center Oklahoma City, OK
23 American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
25 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, NV
28 Golden 1 Center Sacramento, CA


1 SAP Center San Jose, CA
4 Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, AZ
5 Viejas Arena San Diego, CA
8 The Forum Los Angeles, CA
14 Pepsi Center Denver, CO
16 FedExForum Memphis, TN
18 Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH
19 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH
22 Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN

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Celebrating the launch of the band’s 35th anniversary, more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows performed, Night Ranger continues to rock with the release of 35 Years And A Night in Chicago. This amazing performance will be available December 2nd through Frontiers Music Srl on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only). Frontiers will also release a new studio album from the iconic band in the first half of 2017.

“After 35 years of recording and touring, we thought it was about time to rock out a live album for all the fans that have been coming to see us. And for those who have yet to experience a live Night Ranger show…. enjoy the ride!” says Jack Blades of the new release.

Kelly Keagy added, “For the past 35 plus years this band has been knocking out audiences across the globe and continues to do so. All of it building to this one night in Chicago that sums up what Night Ranger has always been about. Great, high-energy, rock n’ roll. To the fans, we salute you.”

Pre-orders are available now at Amazon, iTunes and Google Play.

Night Ranger is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards) and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars).

35 Years And A Night in Chicago track listing:

1. Intro
2. Touch Of Madness
3. Sing Me Away
4. Four In The Morning
5. Growing Up In California
6. Rumors In The Air
7. Secret Of My Success
8. Sentimental Street
9. High Road
10. Eddie’s Comin’ Out Tonight
11. Goodbye
12. Day & Night
13. Night Ranger
14. When You Close Your Eyes
15. Don’t Tell Me You Love me
16. Penny
17. Sister Christian
18. (You Can Still) Rock In America
19. 7 Wishes

2 CD + DVD digipak:

CD 1:

1. Intro
2. Touch Of Madness
3. Sing Me Away
4. Four In The Morning
5. Growing Up In California
6. Rumors In The Air
7. Secret Of My Success
8. Sentimental Street
9. High Road
10. Eddie’s Comin’ Out Tonight

CD 2:

1. Goodbye
2. Day & Night
3. Night Ranger
4. When You Close Your Eyes
5. Don’t Tell Me You Love Me
6. Penny
7. Sister Christian
8. (You Can Still) Rock In America
9. 7 Wishes


1. Intro
2. Touch Of Madness
3. Sing Me Away
4. Four In The Morning
5. Growing Up In California
6. Rumors In The Air
7. Secret Of My Success
8. Sentimental Street
9. High Road
10. Eddie’s Comin’ Out Tonight
11. Goodbye
12. Day & Night
13. Night Ranger
14. When You Close Your Eyes
15. Don’t Tell Me You Love me
16. Penny
17. Sister Christian
18. (You Can Still) Rock In America
19. 7 Wishes

Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond, with songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and continue expanding their ever-growing fan-base. The band is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.

Night Ranger has earned widespread acclaim multi-platinum and gold album status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with a string of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion), its popularity fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks. Producing legendary hits such as Sister Christian, Don’t Tell Me You Love Me, When You Close Your Eyes the anthemic (You Can Still) Rock In America, along with Sentimental Street, Goodbye, Sing Me Away, Four in the Morning and more. The band was also one the first big “video” bands, with over ten number one videos on MTV.

Over the years, the band’s music has made notable contributions to and has been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture. Night Ranger’s songs can be heard in TV Shows; The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Dad, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks & Recreation. Video games such as, Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto. Hit Broadway musical ‪Rock of Ages and the Oscar-Nominated film Boogie Nights, ‪Friday the 13th, Teachers, Sixteen Candles, The Secret of My Success; JBL’s “Hear The Truth” brand campaign; and many more.

Follow Night Ranger on the web at nightranger.com and Facebook.


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