From the Van Halen News Desk:

A five-part fan made mini series, about the band, will be premiering later this month on youtube, watch a trailer below.

Alan C. Berry, a life long Van Halen fan and video editor tells the Van Halen News Desk, “After seven months of work, my new Van Halen five-part series is about to be released (over 2 1/2 hours). Lots of newly uncovered information and media never seen by the public.”

Episode One: Building 5150 Studios

Episode Two: The Road To The US Festival

Episode Three: The Making Of The 1894 Album

Episode Four: The 1984 Tour

Episode Five: Van Halen Breaks Up

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Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy was guest on Detroit’s WRIF radio station, where he discussed, the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame‘s lack of respect for 80s bands.

He told Meltdown (as per, “It’s all politics, man, and that’s the worst thing about the Hall Of Fame. It’s, like, sorry, Dave Grohl, but how many times can Dave be the ambassador or awarded. I mean, there’s so many musicians from the ’50s, the ’60s, the ’70s… They don’t give a s–t about us, the ’80s groups, at all — the Hollywood scene; they don’t give a s–t. You’re not gonna see Mötley [Crüe] up there anytime soon, or Ratt. We were lucky enough to see Van Halen get it. Scorpions, are they in? [JudasPriest? That was a milestone, having Judas Priest in it. They had to break; they didn’t have a choice… They had to. I mean, it’s overwhelming. It’s, like, you’ve given everybody else this award. And even guys in the band. It’s like The Police have one, and Sting has one [individually]. It’s, like, break it down. The group or the guy? Does he need two of ’em? At least [BlackSabbath is in there.”

He continued, “Inevitably, they have to throw us a bone. Our genre of music in the ’80s made billions of dollars for the music industry — billions. And what do we get for it? ‘Oh, it ain’t cool.’ ‘You’re not cheesy enough or cheeky enough’ or whatever the f–k. It’s, like f–k you! I have awards in my office that mean more to me than having a Grammy or something, because it’s from the hardcore fans, it’s from the heart. It’s not a political… ‘Hey, fill out this ballot, and we’ll change it on the day.’ Kind of like the presidency.”

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With excitement brewing after the release of their teaser track Fence, which can be seen here, GRAMMY® Award-nominated Sevendust are back with Everything, the debut single from Truth Killer. The song is the second piece of music from their 14th studio albumslated for worldwide release on July 28th through Napalm Records. The single is currently impacting active rock radio with early adopters already adding the single upon receipt. The band – Lajon Witherspoon, Clint Lowery, John Connolly, Vince Hornsby and Morgan Rose – have filmed a performance music video that also brings the hypnotic album cover to life. The video was directed by J.T. Ibanez (P.O.D., Loveless, Orianthi) and can be seen below.

To read more details about, Truth Killer, please go here.

Sevendust are currently on the road, their remaining dates are as follows:


11 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace *

13 – Las Vegas, NV – Sick New World 2023

14 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal *

16 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Saenger Theatre *

17 – New Orleans, LA – Fillmore New Orleans *

19 – Dothan, AL – The Plant *

20 – West Greenville, SC – The Foundry at Judson Mill #


1 – Buffalo, NY – Outer Harbor Event Complex *

2 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage *

4 – Charles Town, WV – The Event Center at Hollywood Casino *

5 – Grantville, PA – Hollywood Casino Outdoors *

7 – Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE! *

8 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion *

10 – Quebec City, QC – Agora Port de Québec *

12 – Mashantucket, CT – The Premier Theater (at Foxwoods Resort Casino) *

13 – Johnstown, PA – 1st Summit Arena *

17 – Fayetteville, AR – JJ’s Live *

19 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater *

20 – San Antonio, TX – Boeing Center at Tech Port *

22 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre *

23 – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Music Center *

25 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe *

26 – Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Ballroom *

28 – Fargo, ND – Outdoors at Fargo Brewing *

29 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore *

31 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Stir Concert Cove *

* Opening for Alter Bridge

# Headline show

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Ted Nugent has announced more dates for his last-ever tour, called Adios Mofo ’23.

In a video message explaining his decision to retire from the road, the 74-year-old Nugent said, “This is Adios Mofo. This is my last tour. Now I’ll always play music. I’ve got new records I’m gonna make. I can’t wait to unleash some of these new songs. I’ve got an instrumental called Butter Fingers that is just greasy. You can’t eat barbecue ever again adequately without the song Butter Fingers playing loud next to your brisket.”

“The point being is thank you, everybody, for an incredible musical dream,” he continued. “The musical dream will continue but I’m not going on tour anymore because hotels are jail. [Laughs] A hotel room is jail for me. My dogs won’t allow me to not spend a day with them, so [my dogs] will go on the road with me this year. But the logistics are just too complicated when you have dogs and grandkids and kids and so many other things.

The point is the American Dream has a soundtrack, and with my unbelievable musicians for 65 years, I have created the most fun, titillating, centrally stimulating soundtrack in the history of the world.

“Like last year, in 2022, Detroit Muscle, this will be the greatest, most intense, tightest, most dynamic, outrageously fun tour of my life. But ‘Adios Mofo’.”

Tour dates are as follows:

Jul. 12 – Seminole Casino Hotel – Immokalee, FL
Jul. 13 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
Jul. 14 – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, FL
Jul. 15 – Peabody Auditorium – Daytona Beach
Jul. 16 – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Tampa, FL
Jul. 20 – Blue Gate Performing Arts Center – Shipshewana, IN,
Jul. 21 – Hollywood Casino – Charles Town, WV
Jul. 22 – The Mill – Terre Haute, IN
Jul. 23 – Renfro Valley – New Barn Theater – Mount Vernon, KY
Jul. 25 – Kodak Center – Rochester, NY26 – Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA
Jul. 26 – Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA
Jul. 27 – Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA
Jul. 28 – Dragway 42 – West Salem, OH
Jul. 29 – RidgeFest at Freedom Park – Chicago Ridge, IL
Jul. 30 – RiverPark Center – Owensboro, KY
Aug. 2 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Aug. 3 – American Music Theatre – Lancaster, PA
Aug. 4 – The Meadows Racetrack & Casino – Washington, PA
Aug. 5 – Clearfield County Fair – Clearfield, PA
Aug. 6 – The Adelphia Music Hall – Marietta, OH
Aug. 9 – The Temple Theatre – Saginaw, MI
Aug. 10 – Rose Music Center – Huber Heights, OH
Aug. 11 – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill – Detroit, MI
Aug. 12 – Des Plaines Theatre – Des Plaines, IL
Aug. 13 – Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL
Aug. 18 – Ford Park Arena – Beaumont, TX
Aug. 19 – Billy Bob’s Texas – Ft. Worth, TX
Aug. 20 – Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center – Shawnee, OK

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Saying that the Scorpions can look back on an eventful history as a band would be an understatement. Their spectacular story is now becoming a new and very colourful experience: With Scorpions – Colors of Rock, BMG is announcing the reissue of five album highlights by the legendary German hard rock band who have shaped the music world – now appearing on colored vinyl. Alongside versions of Fly To The Rainbow, In Trance and Virgin Killer, remastered for the first time ever, are further handpicked treasures including Tokyo Tapes and Taken By Force.

The reissued albums can be pre-ordered here and will be released on June 16th.

Relentless success, constant musical evolution, and ass-kicking performances worldwide – as colorful and eclectic as the career path of the biggest German rock band has been and still is to this day, just as multifaceted are the vinyl colours of these twelve reissues. The colors chosen for the vinyl versions not only reflect the iridescent band history, they are also paired with the style of the original artwork of each individual album.

A particular treat for hard-core Scorpions fans, of course, must definitely be the four albums remastered for the first time in history:

Fly To The Rainbow (1974) already showed strong hard rock influences and already foreshadowed where the band would later go musically. In Trance (1975) was the Scorpions’ first work recorded together with producer Dieter Dierks. With their shortest album, the 35-minute Virgin Killer (1976), the band moved another step away from psychedelic influences and towards hard rock.

Reissued collectively under the title Scorpions – Colours of Rock are the following five album highlights from 1974 to 1978:

Fly To The Rainbow (1974): 180g 1LP, pressed on transparent violet vinyl (see below)

In Trance (1975): 180g 1LP, pressed on transparent vinyl

Virgin Killer (1976): 180g 1LP, pressed on powder blue vinyl (see below)

Taken By Force (1977): 180g 1LP, pressed on white vinyl

Tokyo Tapes (1978): 180g Gatefold 2LP, pressed on yellow vinyl

The Scorpions are undoubtedly amongst the greatest rock bands of all time. The band line-up today includes singer Klaus Meine, Scorpions founder Rudolf Schenker (guitar), Matthias Jabs (lead guitar), Pawel Maciwoda (bass), and Mikkey Dee (drums). The incredible career of the hard rock titans from Hannover, Germany, has already lasted for more than half a century, during which their music has taken the world literally and figuratively by storm, selling more than 110 million albums, breaking one record after the other, while continuously evolving and reinventing themselves again and again. It was just last year that they cemented their status as legends with the new album Rock Believer: No. 2 in Germany and Switzerland, No. 4 in Austria, Top 20 in the UK, and Top 60 in the USA. So it comes as no surprise that the Scorpions have rocked their way to a reputation as one of the best live bands ever.

Find out more about the Scorpions: Official Website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.

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