Wednesday, August 31, 2016

24 Chaotic Moments from AC/DC's 'Rock or Bust' Tour (UCR)

AC/DC‘s latest album couldn’t have been more appropriately named, as the above gallery of chaotic moments from the ‘Rock or Bust’ Tour shows.

Read More of Nick DeRiso's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: 24 Chaotic Moments From AC/DC's 'Rock or Bust' Tour 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Phish Headline Final Night of Lockn’ Festival (

Phish returned to Lockn’ Festival on Sunday night for their second of two shows as the festival came to a close in Arrington, VA with another two sets from the Vermont quartet. While the band didn’t perform on Saturday, Mike Gordon did hang around for a performance in the Super VIP area as he teamed with bassists Phil Lesh and Dave Schools (along with Hard Working Americans) for a special “Steal Your Bass” set, highlighted by a Gordon-led “He’s Gone” featuring Susan Tedeschi.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Watch John Fogerty Pay Tribute to Dr. John With ‘New Orleans’ (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Dr. John fans are being offered an advance peek at an upcoming double-disc tribute to the musical icon with the premiere of John Fogerty‘s performance of “New Orleans.”

Read more of Jeff Giles' article and watch clip @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Watch John Fogerty Pay Tribute to Dr. John With 'New Orleans' 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...Katy Lied

Katy Lied is the fourth album by Steely Dan, originally released in 1975 by ABC Records. It went gold and peaked at #13 on the US charts. The single "Black Friday" also charted at #37.
It is the first appearance of singer Michael McDonald on a Steely Dan album. Jeff Porcaro, then only 20 years old, played drums on all the songs except "Any World (That I'm Welcome To)", which features session drummer Hal Blaine. It also marked the first appearance of Larry Carlton who played guitar on "Daddy Don't Live in That New York City No More" Band leaders Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were unhappy with the album's sound quality owing to an equipment malfunction with the then-new dbx noise reduction system. The group has claimed that the damage was mostly repaired after consulting with the engineers at dbx, but Fagen and Becker still refused to listen to the completed album.

The album was reissued by MCA Records after ABC Records was acquired by MCA in 1979.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Members of Cage the Elephant, The Strokes Tame Impala and More to Play Petty Fest in Los Angeles (

The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles will host an all-star tribute to Tom Petty on September 13 as the likes of Jakob Dylan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Brandon Boyd, Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant, Dhani Harrison, Summer Moon feat. Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, Tame Impala’s Cameron Avery and many others will take part in Petty Fest.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Metallica Announce Title and Release Date for New Album, ‘Hardwired …To Self-Destruct’ (UCR)

Metallica have finally announced Hardwired … To Self-Destruct, the long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic. The two-disc album, which will include nearly 80 minutes of music, is due Nov. 18. You can listen to the title track above; the cover art and track listing are below.

Read More of Nick DeRiso's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Metallica Announce Title and Release Date for New Album, 'Hardwired ...To Self-Destruct'

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

STS9 Announce Fall Tour Dates (

After confirming that their new album, The Universe Inside, will be released on September 2, STS9 have announced a run of tour dates for this fall, kicking off on October 20 in Minneapolis, MN.


Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, August 26.

STS9 Fall Tour Dates
October 20 Minneapolis, MN—Skyway Theatre
October 21 Madison, WI—Orpheum Theater
October 22 Detroit, MI—The Fillmore
October 23 Columbus, OH—Express Live!
October 26 Louisville, KY—Mercury Ballroom
October 27 Memphis, TN—New Daisy Theatre
October 29 Live Oak, FL—Suwannee Hulaween
October 30 New Orleans, LA—Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
October 31 Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre
November 3 Nashville, TN—War Memorial Auditorium
November 4 Knoxville, TN—Tennessee Theatre
November 5 Asheville, NC—Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
November 6 Charlottesville, VA—Jefferson Theater
November 9 Norfolk, VA—The NorVa
November 10 Silver Spring, MD—The Fillmore
November 11 Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore
November 12 New York, NY—Terminal 5

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Renowned Harmonica Player Toots Thielemans Dead at 94 (UCR)

Multi-instrumentalist Toots Thielemans, whose unique mastery of the harmonica made him an in-demand session player as well as a successful recording artist in his own right, has died at the age of 94.

Read More of Jeff Giles article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Renowned Harmonica Player Toots Thielemans Dead at 94  

Monday, August 22, 2016

Umphrey’s McGee Release Hall of Fame: Class of 2015 (

Umphrey’s McGee revealed their annual Hall of Fame: Class of 2015 release earlier this week, comprised of fan-voted tracks pulled from their 2015 touring slate.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...Crash

Crash is the second studio album by American rock group Dave Matthews Band, released on April 30, 1996.

By March 16, 2000, the album had sold seven million copies, and was certified 7× platinum by the RIAA. This is currently Dave Matthews Band's best-selling album.

Q said of the album, "equal parts originality and willful complication", and stated, "Although the band's determinedly jammy methods do lead them away from their songs at times, almost every track of Crash is at least 'good in parts'". Jim DeRogatis of Rolling Stone found "Matthews' vocals [...] too much like Sting's at times" and "the lyrics [...] typically banal". Comparing the band to their musical contemporaries (like Hootie and the Blowfish), DeRogatis stated, "Snappier violin-driven excursions such as "Tripping Billies" mix the progressive rock of U.K. or Eddie Jobson-era Roxy Music with the earthy folk rock of Fairport Convention. This eclecticism gives Matthews a slight edge over his peers, but that's sort of like saying you prefer vanilla ice cream to vanilla frozen yogurt. Me, I dig Cherry Garcia."

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Disc Exchange closing after 25+ years in south Knoxville (WBIR)

A south Knoxville staple is closing its doors after serving as a place for music lovers to gather for more than 25 years.

The Disc Exchange started out of a house in 1987. A few years later, the store moved to 2615 Chapman Highway, where it has been ever since. 

Read more of Michael Crowe and Melissa Erickson's report @ WBIR

Friday, August 19, 2016

Umphrey’s McGee Dust Off Beatles Cover in Syracuse (UCR)

Umphrey’s McGee followed up their set at the Peach Festival in Scranton, PA with a decidedly hardcore fan-friendly show at The F Shed in Syracuse, NY, highlighted by a Beatles cover not played since 2015.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Add Tour Dates (

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood have added dates to their tour schedule this year, with an extensive fall and winter run that will take the band well into December.

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood Tour Dates
August 25 Arrington, VA—Lockn’
September 16 Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 17 New York, NY—City Winery Open @ Forest Hills Stadium
September 18 Scranton, PA—Outlaw Music Festival
September 21 Buffalo, NY—Town Ballroom
September 23 Pontiac, MI—The Crofoot Ballroom
September 24 Pittsburgh, PA—Rex Theater
September 25 Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom
September 26 Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom
September 29 Stroudsburg, PA—Sherman Theater
September 30 Boston, MA—Paradise
October 1 Boston, MA—Paradise
October 2 Syracuse, NY—Westcott Theatre
October 4 Grand Rapids, MI—The Intersection
October 6 Cincinnati, OH—20th Century Theater
October 7 Nashville, TN—The Cannery Ballroom
October 8 Columbia, MO—The Blue Note
October 9 Omaha, NE—The Slowdown
October 11 Minneapolis, MN—Varsity Theatre
October 13 Indianapolis, IN—Deluxe at Old National Center
October 14 Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
October 15 Madison, WI—Majestic Theatre
October 16 Milwaukee, WI—Turner Hall Ballroom
October 20 Louisville, KY—Headliner’s Music Hall
October 21 Charlotte, NC—Neighborhood Theatre
October 22 Raleigh, NC—Lincoln Theatre
October 23 Raleigh, NC—Lincoln Theatre
November 9 Asheville, NC—Orange Peel
November 11 Columbia, SC—Music Farm
November 12 Atlanta, GA—Variety Playhouse
November 18 Westbury, NY—The Space At Westbury
November 19 Port Chester, NY—Capitol Theatre
November 29 Missoula, MT—The Wilma
December 1 Sandpoint, ID—The Hive
December 2 Seattle, WA—Neumos
December 3 Portland, OR—Revolution
December 4 Eugene, OR—HI FI Music Hall
December 6 Sacramento, CA—Ace of Spades
December 8 San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
December 9 San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
December 10 San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
December 11 Santa Cruz, CA—Cocoanut Grove
December 13 Santa Barbara, CA—Lobero Theatre
December 15 San Luis Obispo, CA—Fremont Theatre
December 17 Los Angeles, CA—Fonda Theatre

Ticketing information is available here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Jack White to release two new acoustic albums (NME)

Jack White has announced he will releasing two new acoustic albums entitled 'Live in Anchorage' and 'Live in Idaho'.
Read more of Sammy Maine's article @ NME

Monday, August 15, 2016

Charleston Music Hall to to Host 15th Anniversary Screening of Widespread Panic’s The Earth Will Swallow You (

The Charleston Music Hall in South Carolina will host a screening of Widespread Panic’s The Earth Will Swallow You in honor of the documentary’s 15th anniversary, this Wednesday evening, August 17th.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...Who Will Save The World? The Mighty Groundhogs

Who Will Save the World? The Mighty Groundhogs is a 1972 blues rock album recorded by The Groundhogs, originally released by United Artists Records in 1972, catalogue number UAS-5570. The most recent CD reissue is that of 2003 by EMI Records, catalogue number 07243-584815-2-5.

The sleeve artwork takes the form of a comic book featuring the Groundhogs depicted as superheroes, drawn by comic book artist Neal Adams. In the story they fight the personified evils of Over-Population, Pollution and the Warmongers of Politics and Religion. Each of the band members takes on a different evil thwarting them to begin with only to have them spin off and wreak havoc on another portion of the globe. The lyrics of each song deal with these themes and despite the comic-book nature of the cover, the lyrics are quite serious being politically and socially motivated.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Watch Tom Hamilton Join Pearl Jam to Perform Aerosmith’s ‘Draw the Line’ (UCR)

Pearl Jam‘s recent two-night stand at Fenway Park in Boston found the band making room in its setlist for tributes to some local heroes — including Aerosmith, whose own Tom Hamilton stopped by during the Aug. 7 set to sit in on a performance of “Draw the Line.”

Read More of Jeff Giles' article and watch a clip @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Watch Tom Hamilton Join Pearl Jam to Perform Aerosmith's 'Draw the Line' 

Friday, August 12, 2016

STS9 Announce New Album (

STS9 have teased their upcoming album, The Universe Inside, on their websites and social media, saying “soon we launch our newest message into space.”

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Nine Inch Nails New Music Rumor Debunked (Pitchfork)

Nine Inch Nails are heavily rumored to be releasing new music in 2016, not least thanks to a Trent Reznor tweet, back in December, that read, “New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too.” The latest reports about their activity, however, have now been debunked...

Read more of Matthew Strauss' article @ Pitchfork

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My Morning Jacket Releasing Special Edition Z Vinyl (

My Morning Jacket is teaming up with Vinyl Me, Please to offer up a special edition of their 2005 album Z through the vinyl subscription service.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Ozzy Osbourne Issues Statement (Ultimate Classic Rock)

For a lot of people with addictive personalities, kicking one habit can often just increase the temptation for another. Ozzy Osbourne‘s struggles with substance abuse are well known, but it was an addiction of a different kind that led to a recent temporary split from his wife, Sharon.

Read More of Jeff Giles' article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Ozzy Osbourne Issues Statement on Affair, Says He's in Therapy for Sex Addiction

Monday, August 8, 2016

Phish Fall Tour 2016

Phish will hit the road for a fall tour kicking off October 14 with a return to the North Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina, marking their first shows since a two night run in 2010 that featured an appearance from Page McConnell’s father.

Phish Tour Dates:
October 14 North Charleston, SC—North Charleston Coliseum
October 15 North Charleston, SC—North Charleston Coliseum
October 16 Jacksonville, FL—Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
October 18 Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater
October 19 Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater
October 21 Alpharetta, GA—Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
October 22 Alpharetta, GA—Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
October 24 Grand Prairie, TX—Verizon Theatre
October 25 Grand Prairie, TX—Verizon Theatre
October 28 Las Vegas, NV—MGM Grand Garden Arena
October 29 Las Vegas, NV—MGM Grand Garden Arena
October 30 Las Vegas, NV—MGM Grand Garden Arena
October 31 Las Vegas, NV—MGM Grand Garden Arena

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...Widespread Panic (Mom's Kitchen)

Widespread Panic is the self-titled, second studio album by the Athens, Georgia-based band Widespread Panic. It was first released by Capricorn Records and Warner Bros. Records on July 30, 1991. It was re-released in 2001 by Zomba Music Group. The album will be issued on vinyl for the first time ever on July 29, 2014.  The vinyl-only reissue will be distributed via ThinkIndie distribution and sold only at participating independent record stores.

The band had originally recorded material in September 1990 at producer/collaborator/friend John Keane's studio in Athens, Georgia. This session, called Mom's Kitchen, featured the majority of the songs that would eventually be recorded for Widespread Panic, along with other tracks like "A of D", "Impossible", "Machine", "Liza's Apartment (L.A.)", "Conrad", "Contentment Blues", and "Holden Oversoul", of which the latter two were included on the reissues of Space Wrangler (1988). Mom's Kitchen, however, was never released because the band signed a six album deal with Capricorn Records in January 1991.

Recording of the album proper took place at Emerald Sound Studios (Nashville, Tennessee), Kiva Studios (Memphis, Tennessee), and Duck Tape Music Studio (Decatur, Alabama). The album features T Lavitz on keyboards and was produced by Johnny Sandlin.

The band played the album in its entirety at the Charter One Pavilion in Chicago on September 2, 2009.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Grace Potter Sets Fall Tour Dates (

Grace Potter will expand her touring slate into the fall with a series of dates in September surrounding a few festival appearances including her own Grand Point North in Burlington, VT.

Read more @ jambandscom

Friday, August 5, 2016

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Add Second Beacon Theatre Show (

Elvis Costello will hit the road with the Imposters this fall beginning October 22 in Atlantic City at the Borgata, marking their return to the U.S.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Beatles' Revolver Turns 50 (Ultimate Classic Rock)

The Beatles groundbreaking seventh album, Revolver, turns 50 years old this week. To celebrate, Ultimate Classic Rock will be taking a look back at the album’s sweeping impact as a musical document and on the band’s career trajectory.

Read More of Nick DeRiso's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: The Beatles' 'Revolver' Turns 50 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Jerry Garcia’s Live and Studio Catalog Available on Streaming Services for First Time (

For the first time ever, Jerry Garcia’s live and studio catalog is available to fans via streaming services for the very first time. Garcia’s music will also be available on iTunes, Apple Music and Google Play with additional platforms to be added soon...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August 2016 New Music Releases (Ultimate Classic Rock)

The list of August 2016 new music releases includes fresh sounds from a pair of bands moving on after big membership changes. There’s also new solo music from one of rock’s most distinctive vocalists, and several archival and live sets that offer new insight into old favorites.

Read More @ Ultimate Classic Rock: August 2016 New Music Releases

Monday, August 1, 2016

Billy Corgan Reportedly Planning Smashing Pumpkins Reunion (

After breaking up in 2000, the members of Smashing Pumpkins, in particular frontman Billy Corgan, have had some choice words against a possible band reunion, including Corgan at one point calling bassist D’arcy Wretzky a “piece of s**t,” but now the band might be setting up for a reunion tour, as Consequence of Sound reports, citing “an industry source.” 

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