Rock News of the Day
Black Sabbath’s Final Tour Plans Revealed?
As Black Sabbath prepare to headline the Download Festival at Donington Park this Saturday, flyers found by fans around the festival site list unconfirmed farewell tour dates in early 2017.
The 7-show run appears to start January 22 in Manchester and see the band finish their farewell tour with two shows in their hometown of Birmingham in early February; the band have previously said that it would be special for them to play their last-ever show at home.
Black Sabbath’s social media sites have not confirmed the 2017 dates at press time, with the current tour schedule running to December 4 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
— Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler will release his debut solo album, “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere”, on July 15. It will feature 15 new songs including his first two country singles, “Love Is Your Name” and “Red, White And You,” as well as an all new, “darker, countrified” version of the Aerosmith’s “Janie’s Got A Gun.”
— Blink-182 have released a lyric video for their new track Rabbit Hole. The song comes from their upcoming studio album California which is set to be released on July 1. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/0OGJNnMRw8Y
— Axl Rose says he is planning new music with Guns N’ Roses and, possibly, AC/DC as well. “I’ve got a lot of stuff together, and I played some stuff for Slash and Duff and they liked it. And Angus and I are talking about working together. So we’ll see.”
Chuck’s Viral Video
Futuristic Bus Straddles Roads Allowing Cars Underneath
Perhaps Hamilton should reconsider its plan for LRT and look at this futuristic tram plan that would allow the transit system and cars to share the same road unimpeded.
A Chinese firm is proposing a new type of transit vehicle the size of a bridge that is as wide as the road. Cars can easily drive underneath. A neat idea, plus it looks like a big worm eating or pooping little cars as it overtakes them.
On This Day in Rock
1969: The Rolling Stones announced that Mick Taylor would be replacing the recently departed Brian Jones on guitar.
1970: Bob Dylan received an honorary Doctorate in Music from Princeton University.
1972: Columbia Records boss John Hammond signed Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen started to assemble the E Street Band with various Asbury Park musicians.
1977: George Harrison and Pattie Boyd were officially divorced. Boyd would later marry Eric Clapton two years later.
1979: The second annual Texxas Jam took place at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The bill included Van Halen, Boston, Nazareth, Heart, Blue Oyster Cult & Sammy Hagar.
2002: It was announced that Mick Jagger would be knighted the following year for his services to music.
2009: The Who Sings My Generation the debut U.S. album by The Who was selected for the National Recording Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress as the album was deemed culturally significant.
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More Watercooler Chat
Speaker crashes into the stands at Tim Hortons Field
City engineers will be at Tim Hortons Field this morning to check lights, speakers, the scoreboard and any other items that could fall, after a 150 pound speaker fell 30 meters onto the east stands and rolled over 26 rows of seats.
The safety checks should be completed in time for a Tiger-Cats open house on Sunday. However, 11 speakers hanging above the east side of the stadium will be removed as a precaution.
A temporary sound system will be rented for the Ticat’s pre-season game against Ottawa on June 17, which has also been designated free hard-hat giveaway day.