TESLA ANNOUNCE 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

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Following a massive summer arena tour with Def Leppard and REO Speedwagon, Tesla is hitting the road once again this winter. Beginning on February 1st in Saint Charles, IL, the band will play shows throughout the mid-west through March 4th. See full tour routing below.

Tesla concluded their summer tour with the release of their new album Mechanical Resonance, Live! (TESLA Electric Company Recordings/Mailboat). The album celebrates the 30th-birthday of the original multi-platinum album and features classic hits as well as a new single, Save That Goodness, written by Phil Collen (Def Leppard).

Over the course of their thirty-year career the iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet—Frank Hannon [guitar], Brian Wheat [bass], Jeff Keith [lead vocals], Troy Luccketta [drums], and Dave Rude [guitar]—has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and played to sold out crowds across the globe.

Tour Routing:

February:

1 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
3 Sioux City, IA Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
7 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
8 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
11 Troy, OH Hobart Arena
12 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
14 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
16 Warren, OH Packard Music Hall
17 Battle Creek, MI Firekeepers Casino Hotel
18 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theater
21 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
23 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theater At The Midland
24 Pocola, OK Choctaw Casino-Pocola
25 Durant, OK Choctaw Casino Resort
28 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre

March:

2 Austin, TX ACL Live At Moody Theater
3 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
4 Houston, TX House Of Blues

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METALLICA STREAM “ATLAS, RISE!”

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Metallica are streaming their third song, from their forthcoming album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.” Listen to Atlas, Rise! below.

Listen to Metallica’s other tracks from this release, by clicking on the highlighted song titles.

Moth Into Flame
Hardwired

Hardwired… To Self-Destruct on November 18th through Metallica’s own Blackened Recordings. As previously reported, the deluxe edition will feature live material and cover songs. To read more about this release, please click here.

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TO CELEBRATE IT’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY, POISON RELEASE LIMITED EDITION PICTURE DISC OF “LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN”

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To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Poison’s debut album, Look What The Cat Dragged In, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) has created an exclusive picture disc LP featuring the classic album cover printed on white vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies worldwide and packaged in a heavy-weight clear plastic sleeve, the record is exclusively available now through uDiscover US.

Comprised of founding members Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett, Bobby Dall and C.C. DeVille, Poison is one of hard rock’s truly iconic and enduring bands with sales of over 50 million globally with 15 million in the U.S. alone. Released on May 23rd, 1986, Look What The Cat Dragged In introduced the world to the band’s Sunset Strip sound and became a surprise success. Launched with the single Cry Tough, the album went on to spawn three charting hits: Talk Dirty To Me, I Want Action and I Won’t Forget You. The album peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200, went gold in a year and was triple platinum by the end of the decade. To date it has sold more than four million copies worldwide.

Look What The Cat Dragged In track listing:

Side A

1. Cry Tough
2. I Want Action
3. I Won’t Forget You
4. Play Dirty
5. Look What The Cat Dragged In

Side B

6. Talk Dirty To Me
7. Want Some, Need Some
8. Blame It On You
9. #1 Bad Boy
10. Let Me Go To The Show

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9/20: BACK FROM LA AND HAIR NATION FESTIVAL, MORE

Back from LA and the first ever Hair Nation Festival that I was honored to host. This one was a slam dunk! Great weather, and a great turnout of fans young and old. Like most festivals that I am working I don’t get to watch everyone, but truly of the many bands I did see all really did a great job. The music was literally non stop with a revolving stage. And there was even a side stage that unfortunately overlapped with some of the bands on the main stage. But it was a great celebration of 80’s hard rock for sure and everyone seemed to have a blast. It was also the last rock show at Irvine Meadows which is closing soon. Live Nation who produced the show tells me they will do another next year at a new S CA location TBA. Huge thanks to all the fans and bands and to Live Nation LA for having me. Also special thanks to those who purchased my VIP and played some backstage Stump The Trunk!

Had some great interviews last night with Jeff Pilson and Jesse James DuPree. Coming soon to my podcast. This Thursday my guest is Jim Breuer in a podcast exclusive!

The Farm Rock show this weekend in IL is postponed.

Doing something cool with Don & Jim 11/18-20 in Woodstock NY at Hunter Mountain. A 3 night rock hang at a lodge! To join us and learn more go to www.musicfarms.com

No news on TMS. When I know you’ll know, thanks.

Ace Frehley this Friday in NYC at Playstation. See you there!

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ORIGINAL BLACK SABBATH DRUMMER BILL WARD FORMS A NEW BAND CALLED, DAY OF ERRORS

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Original Black Sabbath drummer has announced that he has a new band.

Posted on his Facebook page, Ward writes:

“In the desire to have my drumming spirit continue to live, I’m pleased to say that I’ve helped to create a new three-piece band called “Day of Errors,” accompanied by two guest musicians playing keyboards and percussion. We play loud, hard, with overtures of gut-kicking heavy, heavy parts.

Day of Errors lineup is:

Joe Amodea – Guitar/Vocals
Nick Diltz – Bass/Lead Vocals
Bill Ward – Drums/Vocals
Guest Musicians:
Walter Earl – Percussion
Aron Ward – Kybd

More information will follow.”

Ward’s new group arrives as his old one, Black Sabbath, prepares to embark on their last set of live dates. The drummer and band acrimoniously split in 2012 before Sabbath recorded their final album, 13, replacing Ward with Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk.

Ward’s latest effort was a solo album titled, Accountable Beasts, released in 2015.

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ZAKK WYLDE ANNOUNCES “BOOK OF SHADOWS II” U.S. TOUR DATES

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Guitar icon Zakk Wylde has announced today (May 10th) new U.S. and Canadian tour dates in continued support of his new LP Book Of Shadows II. Wylde will hit over 40 cities spread out across the U.S. and Canada this summer including a performance at Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal on August 7th, a first for him as a solo artist. Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, May 12th. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and Jared James Nichols will serve as support.

Wylde, as always, has been on the road nonstop. He wrapped up a buzzworthy stint on Steve Vai’s Generation Axe Tour just yesterday in Red Bank, NJ and prior to that served as a marquee artist on The Hendrix Experience Tour with the likes of Billy Cox and Buddy Guy. This is the first time Zakk has toured as a headliner in the U.S. and Canada since last year’s Unblackened tour.

Book Of Shadows II tour dates:

7/8: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
7/9: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
7/10: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
7/12: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/13: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
7/15: Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
7/16: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/18: Millvale, PA @ Mr.Smalls Theatre
7/19: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
7/20: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
7/22: Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
7/23: Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
7/24: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
7/26: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
7/28: Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
7/29: Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre
7/30: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
7/31: Boston, MA @ Royale

8/2: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
8/4: Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casino *no support
8/7: Montreal, QC @ HEAVY MTL
8/8: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
8/10: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/11: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
8/13: Sturgis, SD @ Full Throttle Saloon *no support
8/15: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
8/16: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
8/18: Missoula, MT @The Wilma
8/19: Calgary, AB @Flames Central
8/20: Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brian’s Event Centre
8/21: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
8/23: Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch Roadhouse
8/25: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
8/26: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
8/27: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
8/28: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
8/30: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

9/1: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
9/2: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
9/3: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

Book Of Shadows II was released on April 8th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), Zakk Wylde’s first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favorite. The album debuted at #2 on the Independent Chart, #3 on the Rock Chart and # 6 on the Current Albums Chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Book Of Shadows II track listing.

1. Autumn Changes
2. Tears of December
3. Lay Me Down
4. Lost Prayer
5. Darkest Hour
6. The Levee
7. Eyes of Burden
8. Forgotten Memory
9. Yesterday’s Tears
10. Harbors of Pity
11. Sorrowed Regret
12. Useless Apologies
13. Sleeping Dogs (see video below)
14. The King

Purchase here a digital copy here and a physical copy here.

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