ZZ Top are back in action and have announced that they will be launching a six-date residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The special Viva Las Vegas dates will run between April 20th and April 28th. If you’re going to be in Vegas, tickets will be go on sale at 10am this Friday (January 26th). The residency follows the band being forced off the road due to bass player Dusty Hill’s health issues.
Def Leppard have finally made their full catalog of music available worldwide on digital formats. They are one of the last multi-platinum selling acts to be made available on streaming and download platforms. Singer Joe Elliot says that the new availability is as exciting as the original releases were.
The New Orleans Jazz Fest has announced its main lineup for 2018. Among the big names playing this year’s installment, which will take place over two weekends on April 27 and May 6, are Aerosmith, the Steve Miller Band and Sting. Joining them will be David Byrne, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Jack White, Beck, and more.
A man known for pretending to be Van Halen singer David Lee Roth has been arrested on charges of sex crimes. David Kuntz-Angel faces 12 counts stretching back to 2006; he had been on the run for several months before being caught in British Columbia. In 2008, he identified himself as Roth after being stopped for speeding – while Van Halen were playing in New York City.