Thursday, December 14, 2017

Guns N' Roses, Springsteen, Metallica Top 2017 Earnings Chart (UCR)

Guns N’ RosesBruce Springsteen and Metallica have been named the highest-earning rock artists of 2017 in the annual Forbes rich list report, which concludes that, out of the 25 biggest moneymaking artists of the year, all but two made most of their income from touring.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Jim James Talks My Morning Jacket's Future (

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James released a new album of cover tunes, Tribute To 2, Friday, and the singer-songwriter spoke with Billboard about the record, along with some thoughts on the future of MMJ, who announced they will take a break from US touring in 2018

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bruce Dickinson Aims to Reclaim Iron Maiden Song for Solo Album (UCR)

Bruce Dickinson says his prospective next solo album is half written – and he’s planning to reclaim his song “If Eternity Should Fail” after it was used as the opener on Iron Maiden’s most recent album The Book of Souls.

Read more @ Ultimate Classic Rock

Monday, December 11, 2017

Watch New Gregg Allman Video for "Song For Adam" (

To celebrate Gregg Allman’s 70th birthday, Rounder Records released another new video from his final, Grammy-nominated album Southern Blood, released shortly after his death.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...Genesis Live

Genesis Live is the first live album from the English rock band Genesis, released in July 1973 on Charisma Records. Initially recorded for radio broadcast on the American rock program King Biscuit Flower Hour, the album is formed from the recordings of shows at Free Trade HallManchester and De Montfort HallLeicester in February 1973 during the band's tour supporting their fourth studio album Foxtrot (1972).
Genesis Live is the band's first album to enter the top 10 in the UK, reaching No. 9. Following its US release in 1974, it peaked at No. 105.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Railroad Earth's Andrew Altman to Play Bar Show in New Jersey (

Railroad Earth’s Andrew Altman will be playing an intimate solo show at a bar in Jersey City later this month where he will perform a selection of RRE tunes along with a few solo cuts and covers.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Guns N' Roses Close Out 2017 Tour in Los Angeles (UCR)

The latest round of dates on Guns N' Roses' Not in This Lifetime tour concluded at the Forum in their hometown of Los Angeles. The 37-song set, which was broadcast over SiriusXM satellite radio, was nearly four hours long. 

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dead & Company Continue Fall Tour in Austin (

Dead & Company continued their fall tour with a stop at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX following a stop in nearby Dallas. 
The show was a quintessential Saturday night performance all the way down to the “One More Saturday Night” encore.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Steely Dan Lawsuit (Ultimate Classic Rock)

The estate of Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker has responded to a lawsuit filed by his former musical partner Donald Fagen, calling it "misleading," and alleging that it is "riddled with half-truths and omissions."

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...Closer to Home

Closer to Home is Grand Funk Railroad's third studio album and was released on June 15, 1970 by Capitol Records. It was produced by Terry Knight. This album reached RIAA gold recordstatus in 1970, making it the group's third gold record in one year. The songs "Sin's a Good Man's Brother" and "Aimless Lady" were later covered by South African group Suck. "Sin's a Good Man's Brother" was also covered by the band Monster Magnet on their first full-length album Spine of God (1991), by former Dokken guitarist George Lynch on his 2004 covers album "Furious George", and by Gov't Mule on their album The Deep End, Volume 1 (2001). The album's inside artwork shows a live photo of the band performing at Madison Square Garden in February 1970.
In 2002 Closer to Home was remastered on compact disc with bonus tracks and also released in a limited-edition box set Trunk of Funk that contained the band's first four albums. The "trunk" has slots for twelve CDs to house the future release of the remaining eight albums that were released by Capitol. Also included is a pair of "Shinin' On" 3-D glasses, guitar pick and a sticker reproducing a concert ticket.
In the 2009 film Law Abiding Citizen, the song "Sin's a Good Man's Brother" is featured in the closing credits.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

STS9 Add to Winter Tour Schedule (

STS9 have added tour dates to their early 2018 winter schedule, when the band will visit the western states after completing their four-night California run to ring in the new year.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tom Petty Bandmates Thank Fans for Support (UCR)

Two members of the Heartbreakers have written personal messages of thanks to the band’s fans following the deathof leader Tom Petty last month. He died at the age of 66 following a heart attack, just one week after he’d completed his latest world tour, triggering an outpouring of grief from the music world.

Read more @ Ultimate Classic Rock

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band to 'Celebrate 30 Years of the Grateful Dead' (

Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band have added a last-minute show to their fall schedule. The group, who recently wrapped-up the second leg of their first national tour, will return to San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads for a show “celebrating 30 years of Grateful Dead music” on November 30.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Eagles Announce 2018 Tour (UCR)

As expected, the Eagles are busy lining up tour dates for 2018 — and they're planning on sharing the stage with some famous friends.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

John Popper Confirms Hawaii Dates (

John Popper will kick off 2018 in Hawaii. The Blues Traveler frontman will hold court at Honolulu’s Blue Note from January 4-6, performing shows at 6:30pm and 9pm each night. Popper has been on the road as a solo act recently, offering a mix of songs and storytelling. For most of his recent dates, Popper has been joined by Blues Traveler keyboardist Ben Wilson. Blues Traveler’s 30th anniversary tour will resume at Boston’s House of Blues on January 26.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...The Division Bell

The Division Bell is the fourteenth studio album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released on 28 March 1994 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and on 4 April by Columbia Records in the United States. The album's music was written mostly by guitarist and singer David Gilmour and keyboardist Rick Wright, and features Wright's first lead vocal on a Pink Floyd album since The Dark Side of the Moon (1973). Gilmour's fiancée, Polly Samson, co-wrote many of the lyrics, which deal with themes of communication. Recording took place in locations including the band's Britannia Row Studios, and Gilmour's houseboatAstoria. The production team included Pink Floyd stalwarts such as producer Bob Ezrin, engineer Andy Jackson and saxophonist Dick Parry.
The Division Bell reached number one in the UK and the US but received mixed reviews. It was followed by a tour of the US and Europe. It was certified double platinum in the US the year it was released, and triple platinum in 1999. Unused material from the Division Bell sessions became part of Pink Floyd's next and final album, The Endless River (2014).

Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Disco Biscuits to Release TransFusionRadio Broadcast 01 &02 Remastered 15th Anniversary Box Set (

The Disco Biscuits will re-release their first official live albums, TranceFusionRadio Broadcast 01 & 02, this holiday season. The TranceFusionRadio Broadcast 01 & 02 15th anniversary box set edition was digitally re-mastered from the shows’ original recordings by veteran jam-scene producer and sound engineer Jon Altschiller.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

John Oates to Release New Solo Album (

John Oates will return with a new solo album Arkansas due out February 2. 
The project originated as a tribute to Mississippi John Hurt and evolved into a full project with Oates exploring his newfound Americana sound.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Widespread Panic Add Winter Tour Dates (

Widespread Panic have detailed a run of tour dates for this winter, as the band will play a couple of multi-night stands in Birmingham and Washington, DC, in between two festival appearances.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Jethro Tull Announces 50th Anniversary North American Tour (UCR)

In recognition of a half-century since they were founded, Jethro Tull will return to the road Today, founder Ian Anderson announced "Ian Anderson Presents: Jethro Tull - 50th Anniversary Tour," which will take place next year in venues across North America.

Read more @ Ultimate Classic Rock

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Foo Fighters Add 2nd Wrigley Field Show (

Foo Fighters recently announced the details for their 2018 North American tour in support of their latest album Concrete & Gold, and the band has now added another date to the end of the run.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

R.I.P. Malcolm Young (Ultimate Classic Rock)

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young has died at the age of 64, the band have confirmed.

“It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Malcolm Young, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother,” AC/DC said in a statement on their website. “Malcolm had been suffering from dementia for several years and passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside.”

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

On the Turntable this Sunday...Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is the seventh studio album by Elton John, released in 1973. The album proved to be extremely popular, selling over 30 million copies worldwide, and is regarded as one of his best. It was recorded at the Château d'Hérouville in France after problems recording at the intended location of Jamaica. Among the 17 tracks, the album contains the hits "Candle in the Wind", "Bennie and the Jets", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" plus "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" and "Harmony".
Originally intended to be a regular single album, the move to the château from Jamaica provided John and his band with a great deal of creative inspiration, and an abundance of quality material was produced. This situation led to the decision to release the new material as a double album (LP).
In 2003, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The album was ranked number 91 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and number 59 in Channel 4's 2009 list of 100 Greatest Albums.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

moe. to Return from Hiatus with Capitol Theatre Run (

moe. will return to the stage this February at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, marking the end of their indefinite hiatus that came as a result of bassist Rob Derhak’s cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment earlier this year.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Umphrey's McGee Add West Coast Dates (

Umphrey’s McGee are celebrating 20 years as a band in 2018 with a new album, it’s not us and a tour in support of the record, and the band just added another leg to the outing with a batch of March shows that will take the group out West.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Bob Seger Posts New Album Sampler (UCR)

Reaffirming that his recovery from a recent surgery is "progressing very well," Bob Seger is eyeing rescheduled tour dates — and in the meantime, he's also offering fans a sneak peek at his upcoming I Knew You When album.

Read more @ Ultimate Classic Rock

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dead & Co, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Metallica and More Play Band Together Bay Area Benefit (

Last week, a group of artists, including Dead & Company, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds and Metallica, came together at San Francisco’s AT&T Park to play the Band Together Bay Area concert, which helped to raise money in support of those affected by the recent wildfires in Northern California.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Guns N' Roses, Pearl Jam Supergroup Levee Walkers Share New Song (UCR)

A Seattle-based supergroup featuring members of Guns N' Roses and Pearl Jam have unveiled a new song called "All Things Fade Away."

The Levee Walkers consists of Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Barrett Martin of Screaming Trees. Their latest track, "All Things Fade Away," features Seattle-based songwriter Ayron Jones on vocals and guitar. 

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...Night Moves

Night Moves is the ninth studio album by American rock singer-songwriter Bob Seger, and his first with the Silver Bullet Band. The album was released on October 22, 1976 by Capitol Records. Although the front cover only credits backing by the Silver Bullet Band, four of the nine songs on the album feature backing by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.
The album was well received by critics and gave Bob Seger nationwide success. Three singles were released from the album, with two of them making the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album became Seger's second to become certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America and was his first to be certified platinum by the same association.[3] It later achieved a certification of sextuple platinum.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Foo Fighters Announce NYE Show in Vegas (

Foo Fighters will join the lineup at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas New Year’s Eve bash that also includes Duran Duran, Zac Brown Band, Franch Montana, DJ Mustard and Galantis.

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