MOTLEY CRUE EXPECTED TO REVEAL DETAILS OF FAREWELL TOUR
All signs point to Motley Crue announcing details surrounding their farewell tour at a special event the band will hold in Los Angeles on January 28 titled “RIP: All Bad Things Must Come To An End.” Last October, bassist Nikki Sixx was asked when the group would launch their last trek before sailing off into the sunset, and he replied, “We haven’t decided when that is, we’re talking about that. It’ll happen, but we don’t know when it will happen.”
BOWIE BAGS TWO 2014 BRIT AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Bowie surprised everyone with the early 2013 release of his much-lauded album The Next Day, and in early 2014, the accolades just keep coming. On Thursday, the 67-year old was nominated for two Brit Awards, Britain’s equivalent to the Grammys, earning nods in the British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year categories. The awards ceremony will take place on February 19 at London’s O2 Arena.
BRUCE DOESN’T RULE OUT ASSEMBLING A LIVE BOOTLEG SERIES
In a nearly hour-long interview with Rolling Stone, Bruce Springsteen touched on a number of topics, including of course the impending release of his album, High Hopes, which arrived this Tuesday, January 14. When asked about the possibility of releasing live bootlegs as an official bootleg series, he said, “I never close the door on any of it. I suppose it would be nice to get some of the classic concerts that have kept people’s interest over the past 20, 30 or even 40 years and maybe formalize them in some way. That’s not off the drawing board either. It’s all there.”
ROCKERS RESPOND TO INVITATION TO JOIN BENEFIT CONCERT
A number of rockers, including members of Chickenfoot, Night Ranger and Mr. Big, will perform at a benefit concert for Sammy Hagar’s longtime drummer, David Lauser, whose wife, Liza, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer of her brain stem. In addition to Hagar and his band the Wabos, Joe Satriani and Michael Anthony of Chickenfoot, Jack Blades from Night Ranger, Billy Sheehan from Mr. Big and drummer Kenny Aronoff will perform on February 12 in Mill Valley, CA. The Lausers are hoping for FDA-approved access to treatment that could save Liza’s life.
ALICE IN CHAINS PITCH IN TO HELP PHILIPPINES TYPHOON VICTIMS
Seattle superstars Alice In Chains have partnered with Linkin Park’s nonprofit organization Music For Relief to auction off one-of-a-kind items and memorabilia with proceeds going toward helping victims of last year’s Typhoon Haiyan. Some of the items for sale include original paintings by AIC guitarist Jerry Cantrell and a Fender acoustic guitar and acoustic bass autographed by AIC bassist Mike Inez. To see and bid on the items for sale go to charitybuzz.com.