Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Guns N’ Roses Hint at 2017 Tour with Teaser Video (

After a lengthy reunion tour that kicked off this year and spanned around the globe, Guns N’ Roses appear to be gearing up for another run of shows in 2017 with a new video suggesting “the machine is back at it.”

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Soundgarden Announce 25th Anniversary Reissue of Badmotorfinger (

Soundgarden will reissue their 1991 record Badmotorfinger to commemorate its 25th anniversary. The album will be released in four different editions including a Super Deluxe edition, which will include four-CDs, 2 DVDs and 1 Blu-Ray audio disc totaling 109 tracks.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...I Learned The Hard Way

I Learned the Hard Way is the fourth studio album by American soul and funk band Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, released April 6, 2010 on Daptone Records. Production for the album took place at the label's House of Soul Studios during 2009 to 2010 and was handled by Daptone co-founder Gabriel Roth, credited for the album as "Bosco Mann". The album debuted at number 15 on the US Billboard 200, selling 23,000 copies in its first week. Upon its release, I Learned the Hard Way received generally positive reviews from most music critics.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Jim James Says Monsters of Folk Have Been Working on New Album, Film (

Jim James recently participated in a Reddit AMA in support of his new solo effort, Eternally Even, and the My Morning Jacket frontman discussed the supergroup he started in 2009 with Conor Oberst, M. Ward and Mike Mogis, saying that the collective have recorded music for a possible MOF film.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Grateful Dead Launching 50th Anniversary Album Reissue Series Next Year (UCR)

The Grateful Dead will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their recording career next year with a new album reissue series. Appropriately, it all kicks off with a deluxe edition of their self-titled debut LP.

Read More of Micheal Gallucci's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Grateful Dead Launching 50th Anniversary Album Reissue Series Next Year

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Top 10 ‘Leftovers’ Albums (Ultimate Classic Rock)

The above gallery of Top 10 “Leftovers” Albums finds some of rock’s biggest acts — from Led Zeppelin to Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen — digging into their vaults in order to put together new records filled with songs left unfinished or unreleased from previous projects.

Read More of Bryan Wawzenek's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Top 10 'Leftovers' Albums

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Watch Trey Anastasio Perform "Back on the Train" on ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ (

Chris Thile’s A Prairie Home Companion featured Trey Anastasio yesterday, as the Phish guitarist performed at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO. 

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

December 2016 New Music Releases (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Our list of of December 2016 new music releases leans heavily on reissues, though there are a couple of notable new classic-rock albums set to arrive before the industry goes quiet for the holidays.

Read More of Nick DeRiso's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: December 2016 New Music Releases

Monday, November 21, 2016

Foo Fighters Inch Closer to Return, Set to Headline Roskilde Festival (

After announcing a live hiatus, the Foo Fighters seem poised for a return in 2017 as the band will headline Roskilde Festival in Denmark, taking place in Copenhagen from June 24 to July 1. Tickets for Roskilde go on sale November 15 via the festival’s website.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...Carney

Carney is Leon Russell's third solo studio album, released in 1972. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 200 and was the first for Russell to contain a hit single — "Tight Rope" b/w ""This Masquerade" — which reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In his Allmusic review, critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine called "Tight Rope", the opening track, "…an excellent introduction to an off-kilter, confused, fascinating album." and said that the album "consolidates his two extremes, offering a side of fairly straightforward roots rock before delving headfirst into twisted psychedelia on the second side." Critic Robert Christgau expressed similar sentiments, writing "Not the radical falloff some report — just slippage, the first side listenable and the second flaky."

Saturday, November 19, 2016

R.I.P. Sharon Jones

Sharon Lafaye Jones, singer and bandleader of the Dap-Kings passed away last night at the age of 60 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. 

According to a report on Jones’ website, she passed away surrounded by her loved ones including her bandmates in the Dap-Kings. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the following organizations.

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Watch Metallica Play ‘Enter Sandman’ on Toy Instruments With Jimmy Fallon and the Roots (UCR)

Metallica‘s promotional blitz in support of their new Hardwired … to Self-Destruct LP arrived at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this week, and per tradition, the group sat in with Fallon and his house band, the Roots, to perform one of their signature songs on toy classroom instruments.

Read More of Jeff Giles' article and watch the clip @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Watch Metallica Play 'Enter Sandman' on Toy Instruments With Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Umphrey’s McGee Detail West Coast Tour Dates (

Umphrey’s McGee will visit the West Coast in March beginning with two nights at The Hive in Sandpoint, ID on March 1 and 2.

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 Umphrey’s McGee West Coast Tour Dates:
March 1 Sandpoint, ID—The Hive
March 2 Sandpoint, ID—The Hive
March 3 Missoula, MT—The Wilma (Polecat)
March 4 Missoula, MT—The Wilma (Polecat)
March 9 Salt Lake City, UT—The Depot
March 10 Stateline, NV—Montbleu Theater (Spafford)
March 11 Oakland, CA—Fox Theater (Spafford)
March 12 San Rafael, CA—Terrapin Crossroads
March 16 Tempe, AZ—Marquee Theatre (Spafford)
March 17 Las Vegas, NV—Brooklyn Bowl (Spafford)
March 18 Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern (Spafford)
March 19 San Diego, CA—The Observatory North Park (Spafford)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tom Petty, Steve Miller and Peter Frampton Announced for 2017 Mountain Jam (UCR)

The 2017 edition of Mountain Jam will take place from June 16-18 at Hunter Mountain in Hunter, N.Y. Today, the festival announced ticket pre-sale information and the first wave of names for the weekend lineup, which includes co-headliners Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the Steve Miller Band, along with Peter Frampton.

Read More @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Tom Petty, Steve Miller and Peter Frampton Announced for 2017 Mountain Jam 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Drive-By Truckers Share New Video for "Surrender Under Protest" (

Drive-By Truckers recently released their new album, American Band, and today the band has shared a new video for one of the album’s tracks, “Surrender Under Protest” via Pitchfork.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...Meddle

Meddle is the sixth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released on 31 October 1971 by Harvest Records. It was produced between the band's touring commitments, from January to August 1971. The album was recorded at a series of locations around London, including Abbey Road Studios and Morgan Studios.

With no material to work with and no clear idea of the album's direction, the group devised a series of novel experiments which eventually inspired the album's signature track, "Echoes". Although many of the band's later albums would be unified by a central theme with lyrics written mainly by Roger Waters, Meddle was a group effort with lyrical contributions from each member, and is considered a transitional album between the Syd Barrett-influenced group of the late 1960s and the emerging Pink Floyd. 

The cover, incorporating a close-up shot of an ear underwater was, as with several previous albums, designed by Hipgnosis, though Storm Thorgerson was unhappy with the final result.
The album was well received by music critics upon its release. However, despite being commercially successful in the United Kingdom, lackluster publicity on the part of their United States-based label led to poor sales there upon initial release.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Leonard Cohen R.I.P. (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Leonard Cohen, one of the most acclaimed songwriters of the rock era, has died at the age of 82. The cause of death has not been given.

Read More of Dave Lifton's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Leonard Cohen Dies 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Terrapin Crossroads Announces Thanksgiving Dinner and Concert with Phil Lesh (

On November 21, San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads will host their fourth annual Terrapin Nation Thanksgiving featuring a full dinner and a show from Phil Lesh and The Terrapin All Stars.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Led Zeppelin IV Turns 45: Ultimate Classic Rock

To celebrate the 45th birthday of Led Zeppelin‘s masterful fourth album, Ultimate Classic Rock asked their writers five big, conversation-starting questions about where the record ranks among the band’s acclaimed discography, which of its songs are the best and worst and exactly what we’re supposed to call it. See if the answers make you sweat or groove.

Read More @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Led Zeppelin IV Turns 45: Our Writers Answer 5 Levee-Breaking Questions

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Galactic Detail Winter Tour Dates (

Galactic will add to their touring slate with a slew of winter dates beginning February 2 in Lincoln, NE and stretching into late March with a final run through the Midwest.

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Galactic Winter Tour Dates:
February 2 Lincoln, NE—The Bourbon (Andy Frasco)
February 3 Kansas City, MO—The Madrid Theatre (Andy Frasco)
February 4 Denver, CO—The Fillmore Auditorium (Andy Frasco)
February 5 Aspen, CO—Belly Up, Aspen (Andy Frasco)
February 6 Park City, UT—Park City Live (The Bright Light Social Hour)
February 7 Victor, ID—Knotty Pine Supper Club (Evening with Galactic)
February 9 Missoula, MT—The Wilma (The Bright Light Social Hour)
February 10 Seattle, WA—Showbox Presents (The Bright Light Social Hour)
February 11 Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom (The Bright Light Social Hour)
February 12 Crystal Bay, NV—Crystal Bay Casino (Gene Evaro Jr. )
February 14 Las Vegas, NV—Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas (The Bright Light Social Hour)
February 15 Tucson, AZ—The Rialto Theatre (The Bright Light Social Hour)
February 16 Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up (The Bright Light Social Hour)
February 17 Hollywood, CA—Fonda Theatre (Funky Meters)
February 18 San Francisco, CA—The Warfield (Funky Meters)
February 25 New Orleans, LA—Tipitina’s (Evening with Galactic)
February 27 New Orleans, LA—Tipitina’s (Evening with Galactic)
March 9 Boston, MA—House of Blues Boston (Con Brio)
March 10 Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore Philadelphia (Con Brio)
March 12 Fairfield, CT—The Warehouse FTC (Con Brio)
March 14 So. Burlington, VT—Higher Ground (Con Brio)
March 15 Pittsburgh, PA—The Rex Theater (Con Brio)
March 16 Charlottesville, VA—The Jefferson Theater (Con Brio)
March 17 Washington, DC—9:30 Club (Con Brio)
March 18 Washington, DC—9:30 Club (The Hip Abduction)
March 21 Cleveland, OH—The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern (The Hip Abduction)
March 22 Detroit, MI—Saint Andrew’s Hall (The Hip Abduction)
March 23 Milwaukee, WI—Turner Hall Ballroom (The Hip Abduction)
March 24 Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue & 7th St Entry (The Hip Abduction)
March 25 Chicago, IL—House of Blues Chicago (The Hip Abduction)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Rush Won’t Go Forward Without All Three Current Members (UCR)

Rush were riddled with physical issues over the course of their R40 tour, as the new documentary Time Stand Still makes clear. But don’t expect the band to ever take the road without drummer Neil Peart or guitarist Alex Lifeson, who have dealt with (respectively) chronic tendinitis and arthritis.

Read More of Nick DeRiso's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Rush Won't Go Forward Without All Three Current Members

Monday, November 7, 2016

Phish Talk Breakup, Reunion and Band Dynamics in Rolling Stone (

In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Phish discuss the before and after of their 2004 breakup, their eventual reunion in 2009 and the new rules that the band had to put into place in the 3.0 era, with each member candidly speaking on the high times and the low.

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

On the turntable this Sunday...Big Boat

Big Boat is the 13th studio album by the American rock band Phish.  Recorded in Nashville, New York and the band's home studio, The Barn, in Vermont, Big Boat was produced with Bob Ezrin — who also helmed 2014's Fuego. It was released on October 7, 2016 by JEMP Records/ATO Records. It debuted at #19 on the Billboard 200.

  1. "Friends" (Jon Fishman) – 3:43
  2. "Breath and Burning" (Trey Anastasio) – 4:20
  3. "Home" (Page McConnell) – 6:27
  4. "Blaze On" (Anastasio, Tom Marshall) – 4:20
  5. "Tide Turns" (Anastasio) – 4:21
  6. "Things People Do" (McConnell) – 1:55
  7. "Waking Up Dead" (Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski) – 4:15
  8. "Running Out of Time" (Anastasio, Marshall) – 3:32
  9. "No Men in No Man's Land" (Anastasio, Marshall) – 5:00
  10. "Miss You" (Anastasio) – 7:02
  11. "I Always Wanted It This Way" (McConnell) – 4:29
  12. "More" (Anastasio) – 4:22
  13. "Petrichor" (Anastasio) – 13:33

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Live Nation Acquires Majority Stake in Bonnaroo Co-Founder AC Entertainment (

Live Nation has officially acquired a majority stake in AC Entertainment, the independent Tennessee promotion company that co-founded Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival along with Superfly in 2002, Billboard reports..

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Friday, November 4, 2016

David Gilmour or Roger Waters: Who Rocked ‘Comfortably Numb’ the Best? (UCR)

Roger Waters and David Gilmour earned co-writing credits – and traded vocals – on Pink Floyd‘s “Comfortably Numb.” So it only makes sense that they’d both make the song a signature part of their solo sets. But who played it best?

Read More @ Ultimate Classic Rock: David Gilmour or Roger Waters: Who Rocked 'Comfortably Numb' the Best? 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Gregg Allman’s New Album Southern Blood Due Out In January (

Gregg Allman’s new record, Southern Blood, is set for release in January 2017. The album will mark the first from Allman since his 2011 effort, Low Country Blues.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Widespread Panic Close Out Colorado Run with More Cover Bustouts (

Widespread Panic finished up both their three night Halloween weekend run and their fall tour on Sunday night at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO, once again bringing out a slew of covers that hadn’t been played by the band in many years, many of them coming from Halloween runs in the past. 

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Widespread Panic

1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO

Set I: Waiting For The Bus > Jesus Just Left Chicago, Happy, Angels on High, Good People, Heaven, Angels Don’t Sing The Blues, Hallelujah, Tall Boy, Ain’t Life Grand
Set II: Slippin’ Into Darkness*, Machine > Barstools and Dreamers, Vampire Blues, Henry Parson’s Died, Beat On The Brat^, I Wanna Be Sedated^^, Chilly Water > Walk On Guilded Splinters > Bust It Big > Chilly Water, Lithium^^^
Enc 1: Soul Kitchen%, Paranoid%%
Enc 2: Postcard, End of the Show
Notes: *with Steve Lopez on Percussion
^Last time played 10/31/03
^^Last time played 11/1/14
%Last time played 10/28/00
%%Last time played 10//31/87

Coustumes: JB: Disney Haunted Mansion Ghost Dave: Ozzy Osbourne Jimmy: Earthman (Colorado Rockies beer vendor) Duane: Hulk Hogan JoJo: Gilligan Sunny: The Devil