Off to NYC for a live radio show tonight. Originally the show was going to be pre recorded but since the H&H Festival in Mexico was cancelled I’m headed in to do it live. Join me 11P-2A ET tonight on Q104.3 NYC, free stream at www.q1043.com or use the free Iheartradio app. Mark Slaughter will call in to debut a new solo song for charity, Glenn Hughes will call in to debut new music from his new band California Breed as well. SO much new stuff out there or coming that is SO good. Was just sent new music from Joe Holmes new band that is killer! Will play a bunch tonight. This is truly one of the best periods for new music and bands I like in a long time. Truly hope some of it breaks through but it seems harder and harder these days to get it across.


NEW TMS tomorrow with Dee Snider, Glenn Hughes on Skype and Chris Caffery on guitar. 11p ET on VH1C.


Don’t forget I’ll be in Largo FL 3/28 to host Jake E Lee. I’ll also be doing a pre show meet and greet and selling and signing both books. Hope to see you at Cultural Events Center. Then the MOR Cruise!


Kiss & Def Leppard will announce a tour together this Summer on Monday. Look no further for how competitive the touring circuit has become for your dollars when you see bands that once were headliners on their own teaming up like this. Good for fans to get the double bill but the good seats won’t be cheap and any “VIP” stuff very pricey. But the entire music business now revolves around the road and touring, so everything is for sale and all will work to make their package more attractive than others. Plenty of choices this Summer it’s looking like with many more announcements to come. Seems in the rock world there are very few bands left that can truly headline anymore and take out unknown acts to break them as support. Which kind of sucks for new developing artists who once found new fans from these tours. But bands just can’t risk the lack of ticket sales with a lesser known support act and not more of a co headline more and more it seems.

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  • Jason on

    A lot of bands give to the troops and charity. Its commendable that Kiss/Lep are doing that, but we all know they’re also using that gesture to sell tix, just like they are by playing together. This has been talked about to the point that it’s obvious that these bands can’t fill arena’s/sheds anymore on their own. Do you really think Gene/Paul want to share a bill if they don’t have to? They were struggling during Psycho Circus, and even a few of the Farewell shows I hit weren’t sold out . It’s nothing to be ashamed of in this time. Paul’s interviews are what are shameful!

    • Him63 on

      Their playing is shameful, terrible musician’s, if you can call them that just clowns faking it like a hooker
      Who takes your money?

    • Eric H. on

      I have seen Def Leppard many times over the past few years. They have not had any problem selling tickets in the large ampitheaters and arenas here in North Carolina. There are still a lot of Lep fans around willing to go see their show. It may not be like it was in the 80’s, but still very respectable.

  • lorzav3 on

    Eddie,I enjoy your show and your views are usually right…I have a question? you mentioned on TMS that *BLACKMORE wont discuss *Deep Purple or *Rainbow (the latter I have seen 4 times)…you mentioned something regarding albums/songs and rights plus management can you elaborate on this and do you think *BLACKMORE will ever Rock again? thanks.

    • Eddie on

      It’s over licensing and money which is usually the case

  • Karl S. on

    I wish ‘KISS’ would not do any shows for the rest of 2014 …get Ace back in the group …record a real ‘KISS’ album (3/4 ‘KISS’) with all 3 members doing 3-4 tracks …Eric Singer on Drums as I know Peter Criss would never happen for many reasons (understandable) and maybe get Eddie Kramer as a Producer if possible ? I believe if they did this the demand to see them would be much greater as IMO they have over-toured in the past 10 years with pretty much the same show & songlist too. They could start the ’40’th Anniversary Tour next year in 2015 and maybe call it ‘The Final Tour’ or ‘Bring Your Grandma Too’ ! Tour’ …whatever ? Also I would definately go see them if Ace was brought back !! I saw them last year in July in Victoria,B.C. and just like 4 yrs earlier in Vancouver I could not stand to watch Tommy Thayer impersonate Ace , his guitar licks, his stage persona,the effects,etc. ! (that concert was ‘ok’ gave it 6.5/10 !) BTW my buddy took pics of Shannon(Tweed) as she was around 15ft away from our group of friends !! …to be honest I didn’t pay alot of attention to Eric Singer either … I focused on Gene,Paul and sadly all the explosions & special effects which didn’t quite fill the ‘Ace & Peter void’ back to the Victoria ‘KISS’ show experience …I took 2 girlfriends who are the same age as me (46+) and both had never seen ‘KISS’ before …I told them about all the times I had seen ‘KISS’ starting back in 79′ when I was 10yrs old , at The Dynasty Tour with the original memebers ,(Pacific Coleseum) (‘Loverboy’ opened)(got booed too!) then The Animize Tour , the Asylum Tour , Hot In The Shade Tour, The Revenge Tour, The Reunion Tour , The Psycho Circus Tour , The Farewell Tour and that 1 from 09′ (BTW after the 1 in Vancouver 09′ I decided not to go see them for following shows in Abbottsford & Kelowna as I had originally planned because the Vancouver concert wasn’t that good )…anyways I told my 2 gf’s how great it was going to be for weeks before the show ! as we were there 1st stop on the Canadian Tour to boot !! I had ‘KISS’ playing non-stop for the 90min drive to Victoria (selectively I mite add) …well …during the show I felt embarrassed and wondered if my 2 gf’s were really were enjoying the concert at all ?I asked them periodically if they were havin a good time ? (thank god they served alcohol (No Cold Gin though ‘LoL’)…I sang along and we were on our feet for the majority of the concert …with the exeption of when Tommy did a lame guitar solo (utter crap!!) ,thats when i sat down & zoned out for 7-10mins or so …I made up excuses for Paul & Gene’s singing & lack of energy during the concert as they barely moved from where they were standing …Pauls voice was somewhat shot too , he couldn’t carry or did he try to carry those high notes on HOF,etc, etc …(was obvious the party was long over soon after they started to play !! …ok Paul bent down ,played the guitar between his legs & as usual spit guitar picks at people in a disgusting mannner IMO !! Obvious insecurities and still in desperate need of attention, recognition & validation as a sex’god lead singer ,etc,etc. (I think Paul is still jellous of Mr. Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler & Joe Elliot cuz of all their hitsongs that brought & gave them a more female friendly fanbase oposed to all the guys like me who were once young & very impressionable &who were in need of Superhero’s when Batman & Superman weren’t enough ‘LoL’ ) and of course Paul took the swing-rope to the middle of the arena to the small stage and sang’ LoveGun’ to awl’ da’ giwrls’…as usual and Gene walked (paced) the stage a little bit being ‘The Demon’ (which for the most part he’s still good at !) …spit blood ,blew fire, but sang my 2 faverate Gene songs ‘God Of Thunder’ & ‘Unholy’ “terribly” as his voice (due to age & not physically in good shape due to eating habits & Im sure he’s not an exercise kinda guy either !) just cant cut’tit no more !!etc…wish I was farther away from the stage as he looked like a wrinkle-dog in makeup and the Big Screens don’t do them justice either in this reguard …again I was making excuses for them …reminding them how old they were, hip replacements & knee surgery’s ,all the extensive touring they do ,how those cosumes & boots are heavy ,etc “LoL”Bottom line..it was lame !! (unless yur 12&under) , with all Paul’s stage banter(1/2was selling , promoting or bragging about something) …well, the group could have played 2 more songs instead ! I think they only did 15 songs ,didn’t count or care to remember afterwords ? I didn’t really care for the Spider Stage either but I’m guessing the fans who brought there kids & grandkids …( future fans ?) enjoyed it ? …and one of a few reasons that Gene & Paul are still doing this I believe …1)greed$$ 2)future fans & there legacy 3)marketing ,cant but football teams & restaraunts & sell merchandise as well if yur not out there saturating the market & promoting your ventures & merch. ,etc. …If Ace doesn’t get invited back for a future tour with ‘KISS’ ,I’m not sure I’ll go see them ,well maybe, because I havn’t seen Def Leppard(1st saw the Pyromania Tour 83′ Pacific Coliseum,Vancouver,B.C. )since 93’94’? I hope’n’pray The one&only “Spaceman” Mr.Ace Frehely tours with or without ‘KISS’ and comes to Vancouver ,Victoria or both as I’ll travel to see him ! “KARL”

    • Ivan on

      Welcome to the light. Unfortunately, there are still wallets out there to mine the cash out of that want to see “the KISS show”. Gene and Paul are just dreadful up there now. Tommy got promoted to lead guitar … probably got a trophy too. You know that both of those guys (Eric & Tommy) have got to be getting pretty tired of reading and hearing us bitch. BTW, just for fun … look them both up on Celebrity Net Worth.
      For real.

    • Him63 on

      That’s alot of words even still these guys suck with anyone in the band, it’s not like there good musician’s

  • Allen on

    I worry that all these co-headline tours will be just a ‘greatest hits’ package from each band; if I attend any of them it will be the Crue with Alice Cooper – because the Coop still keeps things interesting!

    I also want to note that when I saw Aerosmith with Cheap Trick last year – the Tricksters played several obscure songs from their various records – and the crowd loved it!!! Robin Zander can still hit the high notes perfectly and did not come across as being bored out of his skull like Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley frequently do.

  • John r on

    Kiss playing it safe! No one remembers a no show! They’ll remember a scene of blowing up the stage. Marsh & Hall win?!

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