Kings of Leon have announced a new run of fall shows for North America that will follow spring and summer legs of their tour in support of their latest album, Walls. The tour starts Friday in Chula Vista, California, and will ow wrap up October 28th in Tampa, Florida. The tour includes a stop at Budweiser Stage in Toronto on Wednesday, October 9th. Tickets are on-sale for that show.
The actors portraying Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry in the bio-pic about the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash have been announced. Neill Byrnes, a real-life singer in an Aerosmith tribute band, and actor Anthony Rocco get the roles. A week before the crash that killed 6 people—including singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backing vocalist Cassie Gaines—Aerosmith were scheduled to use the same aircraft, but the band’s crew deemed it and the pilots to be unsafe.
Actor and bassist Harry Shearer says that the corporation that holds the rights to the 1984 rock mocumentary This Is Spinal Tap claimed it made only $179 in profit-sharing payments over 22 years…. $81 in merchandise income and $98 in soundtrack income to be shared with Shearer and the other stars of the movie, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner. They’re suing for $400-million.