Rock News of the Day
AC/DC have announced the rescheduled dates for their U.S. tour which will feature Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose on lead vocals in place of Brian Johnson, who was warned off the road by doctors due to concerns over his hearing.
The rescheduled dates kick off on August 27th in Greensboro, NC and conclude on September 20th in Philadelphia, PA.
Guitarist Angus Young had the following to say: “This band has got a ton of energy and you’re going to see a fusion of all that terrific chemistry that we have felt ever since rehearsals in Lisbon. I want to get back out there onstage in the US with these guys so our audience can see and feel it too.”
The previously-scheduled show in Buffalo will now take place Sunday, September 11th at First Niagara Center.
— Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis’ recent hospitalization has sparked speculation that he may have had a drug relapse but the singer assures fans that was not the case, saying that it was indeed an intestinal problem that had the band postpone a couple of shows.
— Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and longtime Ted Nugent vocalist Derek St. Holmes are streaming a pair of tracks – “Hot For You” and “Hell Is On Fire” – from their forthcoming album, “Reunion”, which is due out Friday.
— Ontario’s attorney general says she’s prepared to find out why so many Tragically Hip presale tickets ended up on resale sites just minutes after—and in some cases, before—the went on sale. The band announced last week that lead singer Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer and would embark on a final Canadian tour. Ben & Shawna will have a pair to give away tomorrow and Friday morning.
Chuck’s Viral Video
Man Pays $212 Speeding Ticket With Only Pennies
After getting a ticket, the Texas man decided that wasn’t going to make a statement after having been convicted of doing 39mph in a 30mph zone. So to make the city work for his $212 ticket, he paid with all pennies. And he just dumped them on the counter and walked away!
It’s your call: is he a hero or a jerk?
On This Day in Rock
Ron Wood—guitarist for The Faces & the Rolling Stones born in 1947
Mike Levine—bassist for Triumph born in 1949
1972—Pink Floyd entered Abbey Road Studios in London to begin recording Dark Side of the Moon.
1975—The Rolling Stones kicked off their Tour of the Americas in Baton Rouge, LA. This would be their first tour with Ron Wood.
1977—Rush kicked off their first tour of Europe at City Hall in Sheffield, U.K.
1991—Queensryche peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Silent Lucidity”, their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
2003—Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson made a cameo appearance on Canadian television program Trailer Park Boys where he was kidnapped & held as punishment for not providing the characters with free tickets to a Rush concert.
Guess My Gitch
We play the world-famous Guess My Gitch at 1:30pm, with your chance to win a pair of ticket to the Buffalo Bisons game of your choice, as well as a pair of passes to see “X-Men: Apocalypse” at the newly-renovated Landmark Cinemas at Jackson Square!
By the way, I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so today, DON’T GUESS PURPLE!