Rock legend Sammy Hagar confirmed the initial lineup and details of his second High Tide Beach Party & Car Show on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Huntington Beach, California. Due to incredible demand for tickets to his inaugural party in 2018 which sold-out in advance, the High Tide Beach Party will return this year as a two-day party, September 28th & 29th, with double the music, cars, food, drinks and more.
Headlining the 2019 party are Sammy Hagar & The Circle (ft. Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson) with special guest Richie Sambora, The Beach Boys, Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Night Ranger, Blue Öyster Cult, Extreme, Steel Panther, Tony Lewis from The Outfield, Patty Smythand Scandal, and more. View the entire lineup and details here.
Sammy Hagar said, “Who’s ready to go back to the beach?”
“We knew we were onto something special when we started planning the High Tide Beach Party with Sammy Hagar last year,” said event producer John Oakes of Freeze Management. “But we were blown away when it sold-out in advance the first year. We learned a lot and this year we’re coming back to make the party bigger and better, aimed at enhancing the attendees’ experience.”
In addition to the stellar lineup, Sammy Hagar’s High Tide Beach Party & Car Show will also return with two-days of its acclaimed car show, presented by Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels, and featuring an amazing collection of luxury, exotic, European, custom, classic, movie and hyper cars — curated by MuscleKingz. Some of the automobiles shown will include Sammy Hagar’s personal Ferrari BB512i from his “I Can’t Drive 55” music video, Viciousstang – the twin-charged “Million Dollar Mustang,” as well as one of the legendary “General Lee” 1969 Dodge Chargers used in the original filming of the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, owned by Chrome Cars. The Mickey Thompson Car Show area will feature various invited cars and attendees can submit their cars to be included in the show online at Encore Gas & Supply, Keystone Automotive Operations, Original Parts Group, The Fab School, Gatorwraps, CVRD Canopies, Gibson Guitars and more will have interactive displays onsite throughout the car show.
Fest-goers can enjoy several specially curated food and drink offerings including a beach side outpost of Sammy’s legendary Cabo Wabo Cantina. The Cabo Wabo grill will serve authentic handmade tacos, delivering big Mexican flavors north of the border. Bars will be located throughout the party with refreshing cocktail pairings including margaritas and specialty drinks featuring Santo Mezquila and Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, as well as beer, wine and other refreshments. In true beach party fashion, fest-goers can enjoy the beautiful sand and sites at Huntington State Beach thanks to California State Parks
The immersive beach experience will also feature classic beach activities including a cornhole tournament, games, specialty photo ops, as well Polynesian, Tahitian and line dancing instruction at the Red Rocker Party Bar.Hornblower Cruises & Events has partnered with Sammy Hagar’s High Tide Beach Party for a Kick-off Party Sunset Cruise on September 27th hosted by Eddie Trunk on-board their Endless Dreams yacht for 200 guests. Hornblower Cruises & Events is also hosting the High Tide Hangover Brunch Cruise on September 28th and September 29th.
General Admission Tickets, Reserved Seats, Front of Stage Standing Pit, VIP Experiences, Hotel Packages, Private Cabanas, Kick-Off Party Sunset Cruise and Hangover Brunch Cruises go on-sale Thursday, May 16 at 7am PT at
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Been a great week of radio so far on SiriusXM including interviews with Jack Blades, Dirty Honey, Caleb Johnson and Paul Crook. Tomorrow Simon Wright joins me to talk Dio, Friday all listener emails. Be sure to listen to TrunkNation live daily 2-4P ET on 106 Volume, replay 9-11P ET, On Demand anytime on the SiriusXM app.

New podcast posts tomorrow with Bon Jovi guitarist Phil X. Free or Apple Podcasts.

I’ll be at Hangout Fest this weekend shooting TrunkFest for AXS TV. New season will premiere July 7!


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ust enough cloud cover on Sunday, May 5 made for a gorgeous Southern California day for the 5th Annual RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and Concert, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Some 300 motorcycle riders joined the Ride at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, culminating with a concert at Los Encinos Park in Encino where a surprise performance by the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl added to an exciting afternoon of rock music. This year’s Ride For Ronnie brought in $46,000 for the Fund’s mission of cancer prevention, research and education for a cure for this dreaded disease that has touched all of us in some fashion.
Several stellar rock musicians played under the banner of Eddie Trunk’s All Star Band closed out the afternoon of live music with a set of rock classics. Foo Fighters’ drummer Dave Grohl surprised the crowd by joining Black Star Riders’ Ricky Warwick and Robbie Crane and Keith Nelson (Buckcherry) on performances of Thin Lizzy’s “ailbreak and Motörhead’s Bomber.
Said Grohl, who was accompanied by his daughters at the event, “I am here on this beautiful day in Encino because everybody loves Ronnie James Dio. He was my neighbor actually; we lived down the street from each other. I encourage everybody to come out and support the cause because it’s a beautiful day with a bunch of beautiful people, and we hope to see you next year.” 
Among the other participants in Eddie Trunk’s All Star Band were Dewey Bragg (Kill Devil Hill, Day of Errors); Jimmy Burkard (West Bound, Billy Idol); Mike Dupke (Dee Snider, WASP); Dicki Fliszar (Jack Russell’s Great White); Abby Gennet (Slunt, The Riot Brides); Ace Von Johnson (Faster Pussycat, LA Guns); Sam Bam Koltun (Budderside, Knee High Fox); Johnny Martin (LA Guns, Adler’s Appetite); actor/musician Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob, Dokken); Jerry Montano (Hellyeah, Danzig), Michael Oliveri (Leatherwolf); Joey Scott (Lizzy Borden); Neil Turbin (Bleed the Hunger, Anthrax); Chris Turbis (Boys of Summer, Mr. Crowley); Scott Warren (Dio); Chas West (West Bound, Bonham, Lynch Mob); Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC, UFO), and Randy Rhoads’ brother singer Kelle Rhoads who performed with his band members Nikki Lane Taylor and Gregory Alan Coates.

Watch Rolling’s coverage of Dave Grohl as part of Eddie Trunk’s All Star Band at the 2019 Ride For Ronnie, below.

Dr. David Wong from the UCLA School of Dentistry reported to the crowd that his team’s simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer, known as EFIRM (electric field-induced release and measurement) technology, has just received regulatory approval, in part due to financial support from the Dio Cancer Fund. Staff from Kapoor Medical along with members Dr. Wong’s team were on hand to field questions about the latest innovations in cancer prevention and screening and distributed complimentary sunscreen.
Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was formed in memory of the legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who lost his life to gastric cancer in 2010.  A privately funded 501(c)(3) public charity, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised over $2 million since its inception.  Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects.  Over the past four years, the Dio Cancer Fund has committed funds to support the research of Dr. David Wong and his team at the UCLA School of Dentistry in developing a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer. This technology has been in research and testing phases over the last three years and recently received regulatory approval. This cutting-edge research, which is in keeping with the organization’s mission of cancer prevention, research and education.   will enable thousands of people to get screened for previously hard to detect cancers. Early detection saves lives.
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Clutch and Killswitch Engage have announced co-headline tour dates for this summer.  Tickets go on sale on May 17th at 10am. 

Both bands will also be appearing on several festivals during their July 12th – August 4th run to include Earth Rocker Festival (July 13th), Rock Fest (July 19th), Heavy Montreal (July 26th) and Impact Festival (July 28th). 

“We are really looking forward to heading out on the road with Killswitch Engage,” said Clutch’s vocalist Neil Fallon.  “It’ll be a rager.”

Jesse Leach vocalist of Killswitch Engage adds “We’re excited to hit some of our favorite spots in July and to share the stage wtih Clutch, fun times ahead”

Tickets available at

Clutch – Killswitch Engage Co-Headline Dates:

July 12th in Syracuse, NY at SI Hall
July 13th in Inwood, WV at Shiley Acres 
July 14th in Myrtle Beach, SC at House Of Blues  
July 16th in Fort Wayne, IN at The Clyde
July 18th in Sioux City, IA at Hard Rock Casino 
July 19th in Cadott, WI at Rock Fest
July 22nd in Tulsa, OK at The Brady Theater
July 23rd in St Louis, MO at The Pageant
July 25th in Bethelehem, PA at Sands Event Center
July 26th in Asbury Park, NJ at Stone Pony (Outdoors)
July 27th in Montrael, QC at Heavy Montreal 
July 28th in Bangor, ME at Impact Festival
July 30th in Huntington, NY at The Paramount

August 2nd in Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE (Outdoors)
August 3rd in Port Chester, NY at Capital Theater
August 4th in Worcester, MA at Palladium (Outdoors)


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With Iron Maiden’s Friday Brooklyn show SOLD OUT the band have acted quickly to satisfy fan demand by releasing seats in all price categories starting at $49.50 plus booking fees. They have also released Flight of Icarus show art to coincide with the debut of their latest live video clip, which can be seen here. The 1983 song from the Piece of Mind album was Maiden’s biggest airplay track in America and has not been performed live since 1986 – it being resurrected for this tour with Bruce Dickinson equipped with a pair of flame-throwers onstage.

The band’s triumphant first leg of the tour opened in Europe last year to outstanding critical acclaim, not just by over three quarters of a million fans who came to see the show but right across national press and rock media, including The Times (UK) newspaper calling it “ extraordinary show filled with world class theatrics…a masterclass in performance and staging.”

Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson comments:

“We’re excited to return to North America and unveil the Legacy Of The Beast Tour to all our friends there. We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe last year. The production is based on our mobile game The Legacy Of The Beast,which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden Worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through unique Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs. It is not that easy designing different Worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of time into this to make it work and the end result we feel is our most spectacular and certainly the most complex show to date. We’ve got all kinds of crazy things going on, including a replica Spitfire plane dominating the stage during Aces High, tons of pyro, a giant Icarus,  muskets, claymores and some truly marvelous flame-throwers which I have a hell of a lot of fun with, as you will see! And of course we have Eddie, as you’ve never seen him before, and absolutely loads of other surprises. I’ve had the time of my life playing with all these magnificent props on stage, it’s been fantastic, we can’t wait to bring this show to you.”

Steve Harris, bassist and founder member adds:

“We gave a lot of thought to the set list for this Tour as the songs needed to follow the narrative of the changing worlds of the stage show. We feel we ended up with a very strong and well balanced set mixing songs we haven’t played in many years like Flight Of Icarus, Sign Of The Cross and The Clansman with songs we know the fans want to hear like The Trooper, 2 Minutes To Midnight, The Number Of The Beast, Fear Of The Dark, Run To The Hills, Hallowed Be Thy Name and others, reflecting the journey through the different themes of the show. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and we are really looking forward to seeing everybody in North America again.”

Here’s the full list of North American dates:

18 Sunrise, FL  BB&T Center
20 Atlanta, GA  Cellairis Amphitheater At Lakewood
22 Charlotte, NC  PNC Music Pavillion
24 Washington, DC  Jiffy Lube Live
26 Brooklyn, NY  Barclays Center
27 Brooklyn, NY  Barclays Center
30 Philadelphia, PA  Wells Fargo Center


1  Boston, MA  Xfinity Center
3  Hartford, CT  Xfinity Theater                   
5  Montreal, QC  Bell Center
7  Quebec, QC  Videotron Center
9  Toronto, ON  Budweiser Stage
10 Toronto, ON  Budweiser Stage
13 Buffalo, NY  Keybank Center
15 Cincinnati, OH  Riverbend Music Center                          
17 Pittsburgh, PA  PPG Paints Arena
19 Nashville, TN  Bridgestone Arena
22 Chicago, IL  Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
24 Indianapolis, IN  Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
26 Minneapolis, MN  Xcel Energy Center
28 Winnipeg, MB  MTS Center
30 Edmonton, AB  Rogers Place
31 Calgary, AB  Scotiabank Saddledome


3  Vancouver, BC  Pepsi Live At Rogers Arena
5  Tacoma, WA  Tacoma Dome
6  Portland, OR  Mode Center
9  Sacramento, CA  Golden 1 Center
10 Oakland, CA  Oracle Arena
13 Las Vegas, NV  MGM Grand Garden Arena
14 Los Angeles, CA  Banc Of California Stadium
17 Phoenix, AZ  Talking Stick Arena
19 Albuquerque, NM  Isleta Amphitheater
21 Dallas TX  Dos Equis Pavillion
22 Houston, TX  The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
25 San Antonio, TX  AT&T Center

For the majority of the 2019 shows, Iron Maiden will, in conjunction with the Promoters, be implementing a digital ticketing system in as many venues as possible. This technology, being used by the NFL among others, is a progression of the paperless system that Maiden have been successfully using since 2010 and has worked well in lessening ticket scalping and the drain of prime tickets into the Secondary market. The band do not want their fans having to pay over face value for their tickets.

Fans in the USA and Canada will once again be able to enjoy a Trooper VIP Upgrade package allowing early access to the venue, a pile of Trooper goodies, Trooper beers, food and a designated area to meet with other fans, plus the opportunity to win some great prizes. Packages will be available from priced at US $220 ($290 CAD for Canadian shows), with a 10% discount for Iron Maiden fanclub members.

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Iron Maiden have released a live video of the band performing, Flight Of Icarus, off of their classic, Piece of Mind, album.

The performance was filmed during the European leg of their Legacy Of The Beast tour and features frontman Bruce Dickinson armed with two arm-mounted flame throwers. Watch it, below.

Maiden are currently preparing to take The Legacy Of The Beast spectacle to the US, Canada and South America, with the first show set to take place at the Sunrise BB&T Center in Florida on July 18th.

They’ll play a total of 44 shows, wrapping up at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile, on October 15th. Iron Maiden added a second date in Chile after their initial show sold out six and a half months in advance.

Dickinson said, “We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe earlier this year.

The production is based on our mobile game The Legacy Of The Beast which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden Worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs.”

Raven Age will support, with Fozzy joining the tour for the show in Los Angeles on September 14th.

 Iron Maiden North American dates:

Jul. 18 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center 
Jul. 20 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheater At Lakewood 
Jul. 22 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion 
Jul. 24 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live 
Jul. 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center 
Jul. 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center 
Jul. 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center 

Aug. 1 –  Boston, MA – Xfinity Center 
Aug. 3 –  Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theater 
Aug. 5 –  Montreal, QC – Bell Center 
Aug. 7 –  Quebec, QC – Videotron Center 
Aug. 9 –  Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage 
Aug. 10 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage 
Aug. 13 – Buffalo, NY – Keybank Center 
Aug. 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center 
Aug. 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Ppg Paints Arena 
Aug. 19 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena 
Aug. 22 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater 
Aug. 24 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 
Aug. 26 – Minneapolis, MN – Xcel Energy Center 
Aug. 28 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center 
Aug. 30 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place 
Aug. 31 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome 

Sep. 3 –  Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live At Rogers Arena 
Sep. 5 –  Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome 
Sep. 6 –  Portland, OR – Moda Center 
Sep. 9 –  Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center 
Sep. 10 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena 
Sep. 13 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena 
Sep. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium 
Sep. 17 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Arena 
Sep. 19 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater 
Sep. 21 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion 
Sep. 22 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 
Sep. 25 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

additional source: Classic Rock via

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