Rock News of the Day
Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose and AC/DC closed out the European leg of the Rock Or Bust world tour with a performance at the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany yesterday.
Axl will now follow the AC/DC shows by regrouping with Guns N’ Roses for a summer stadium tour of North America that kicks off June 23 at Ford Field in Detroit, MI.
When that tour ends, he’ll have a 4-day break before reconnecting with AC/DC for ten US dates that were rescheduled from spring, with shows starting in Greensboro, NC on August 27, and including a September 11th show in Buffalo.
Tom Petty To Revisit Unreleased ‘Wildflower’ Tracks On Reissue and Tour
Tom Petty is planning to reissue the 1994 album Wildflowers and tour to support it. The album was originally planned as a double album but was ultimately released as a single album. The reissue and the tour will address the tracks that didn’t make the original version.
He tells Rolling Stone: “That album was really about sound in a big way. I would like to go out there and perform the entire album as it was originally conceived with all of the songs.”
— Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has testified in a Los Angeles federal court as part of a copyright infringement lawsuit over the band’s song, “Stairway To Heaven”, and whether or not it rips-off a song called “Taurus” by the band Spirit. Jimmy confirmed he discovered a copy of the Spirit album in his collection, although he had no recollection of actually listening to it or buying it.
— James Hetfield has confirmed Metallica have completed recording their 10th album and it’s now being mixed. He believes fans won’t feel let down after having to wait eight years for the follow-up to Death Magnetic.
— The Foo Fighters are suing their insurance companies, claiming that they haven’t been reimbursed for seven cancelled European shows: three following Dave Grohl breaking his leg and four other performances that were pulled following last November’s terror attacks in Paris.
On This Day in Rock
1967—Pink Floyd released their second single “See Emily Play”. Syd Barrett wrote the song about seeing a girl named Emily sleeping in the woods after taking a psychedelic drug.
1967—The Monterey Pop Festival kicked off in Monterey, CA. Performers such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin & Simon & Garfunkel become international stars overnight due to the media coverage. All artists performed for free except for Ravi Shankar.
1979—Bad Company peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy” their last top forty single.
1982—James Honeyman-Scott, guitarist for The Pretenders died of heart failure caused by a cocaine overdose. He was 25 years old.
1984—Roger Waters kicked off his first solo tour in support of The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking at the Isstadion in Stockholm, Sweden. Eric Clapton was Waters’ guitarist.
1995—Pearl Jam kicked off their first American tour without the involvement of Ticketmaster in Casper, WY. The band accused them of monopolizing the ticket industry.
2006—Def Leppard was the first group inducted to the Sheffield Legends, a walk of fame in their hometown of Sheffield, U.K.
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