Classic Rock News

Tuesday February 24



Motley Crue Add Date To Farewell Tour

Motley Crue's hometown fans will have another opportunity to say goodbye the band as they have announced a third Los Angeles show for their "Final Tour" later this year. The band has added a December 28th show at the Stapes Center in Los Angeles. The band will also be playing the venue on December 30th and will stage their very last show there on New Year's Eve. As we previously reported, the last leg of their "Final Tour" will begin on July 22nd in Eugene, OR at Matthew Knight Arena and will be concluding with the final tour date of their career on December 31st in Los Angeles, CA at the Staples Center. Like their previous North American leg of the Final Tour, rock legend Alice Cooper will be opening for Motley Crue on most of the stops on this final leg of the farewell tour.

Read more: Tuesday February 24

Monday February 23



Geddy Lee Addresses Rush's Final Tour Speculation

Rush frontman Geddy Lee discussed the band's upcoming tour and elaborated on the speculation that it would be the band's final "big tour" during his appearance on the season premiere of VH1′s That Metal Show this weekend. "It's very hard to answer that question for a lot of reasons," Lee responded when asked the tour would be a farewell trek. "First of all, you know, the three guys in this band have very different opinions on this point in our lives. Everybody's in a very different space right now. "We've done a lot of touring for the last 10 years, a lot of writing, a lot of working. (Drummer) Neil (Peart), for example, has a young child at home and he's said publicly, numerous times, that it's very hard for him to leave his daughter. She needs him. it's clear that we are at a point in our career that we have to slow down - and slow down dramatically. So, I'm not a guy who's in love with the farewell tour idea, but it's clear that this is going to be the last big tour that we're going to do for a while, anyway. I can say that." He also talked about what he sees in the future for Rush. "In terms of 'are we still a band?,' yeah, of course we're still a band. Do we talk about writing? Yes, we talk about writing. Will we do gigs in the future? I don't see why not. But, when you are talking about a tour that's 35 shows, 40 shows, 50 shows at our age at this point in our lives, I don't know how many of those are still left in us."

Read more: Monday February 23

Friday February 20



AC/DC Concert Tickets In High Demand

(Classic Rock) Tickets for AC/DC's upcoming Rock Or Bust tour across North America are selling on the secondary market for more than $250. They're lined up to play a run of shows across the Pond starting in April at the Coachella festival and then a further 10 dates kicking off at the Gillette Stadium, Massachusetts in August - and prices are climbing steadily as fans rush to see the band's first live shows since 2010's Black Ice tour. According to Forbes, the average cost of securing a ticket has now reached $255.82 which rivals that of other big-name artists including The Who and Fleetwood Mac. The most expensive ticket on the market is the Aussie giants' gig at the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton. The average price currently stands at $573.37 - 124.1% more expensive than the tour average.

Read more: Friday February 20

Thursday February 19



Def Leppard Will Reject Rock Hall Induction

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott says in a new interview that band has decided that if were ever invited to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame that they would 'politely refuse' the induction. But he adds that the fans will have the final say. Elliott says that the Rock Hall is "nice but not that important" and explained why it isn't that important to him or the band, "The biggest compliment I ever got was my first ... platinum disc because it's a representation of 1 million people who've bought your album, and those million mean a lot more to me than some people that decide whether you fit for the Hall of Fame." "In fact, we've kind of all decided that even if we get asked we're just going to -- how can I put this? -- politely refuse, like the Sex Pistols did. Unless there was some sort of online campaign by our fans cause they were annoyed with us.

Read more: Thursday February 19

Wednesday February 18



Led Zeppelin Plan Online Event Tomorrow

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin will premiere the upcoming reissue of their 1975 release, "Physical Graffiti", via a Yahoo Live stream tomorrow, February 19 ahead of its release on February 23 (Feb. 24 in North America). The stream - featuring the project's complete companion audio disc - will be followed by a live Q&A with guitarist and album producer Jimmy Page in front of an audience live from Olympic Studios in London, where portions of the album were originally recorded over 40 years ago. Fans worldwide will have a rare opportunity to share in this unique experience through Yahoo Live video stream. Additionally, a few lucky audience members in attendance will have the opportunity to ask Page a question. Fans watching online are encouraged to participate as well using the hashtag #ledzeplive. The 40th Anniversary Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti Deluxe Edition Premiere is scheduled for Thursday, February 19 at 2 PM, ET.

Read more: Wednesday February 18

Tuesday February 17



Kid Rock and Foreigner Plan $20 Ticket Summer Tour

Kid Rock is once again bucking the trend of bilking fans with excessively priced concert tickets with the announcement that this summer he will be launching a tour with support rock legend Foreigner with a bargain ticket price. The tour, in support of Rock's new album "First Kiss," is scheduled to kick off on June 24th in Hartford, CT at The Xfinity Theatre and will conclude on September 5th in Auburn, WA at White River Amphitheater. Like his "$20 Best Night Ever" tour, tickets for this summer run, from the "2nd row to the lawn" will only be $20.00 with reduced parking and service fees keeping the total price of the tickets around $30 and under. Also according to Warner Bros., "$20 all-in tickets (including parking) will be offered from participating Walmarts and at the venue box offices, and everyone who purchases a ticket at Walmart will receive a coupon for $2 off their purchase of 'First Kiss.' As an added bonus, the tickets for the first row at each concert "will be held back and given as free upgrades for lucky fans," according to Rock's label.

Read more: Tuesday February 17

Monday February 16



Jimmy Page Releasing Sound Tracks Box Set

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will release "Sound Tracks", a box set featuring the guitarist's work on films "Lucifer Rising" and "Death Wish II", along with additional archive material on March 6 and he has released streams of some of the tracks from the collection . The package presents work from both projects plus a companion disc of previously unreleased tracks - the same format Page designed for the extensive Led Zeppelin reissues series. Recorded at Page's home studio in Plumpton and The Sol studio in Cookham in the late 70s and early 80s, "Sound Tracks" includes an all-new booklet containing a written track-by-track insight by the guitarist for the archive material amidst a collection of original artwork across 36 pages. Page explains: "The archive material and work included here serve as an illustration of the ongoing process at the time of these two projects." "Sound Tracks" will be available as a 4CD, 4LP and signed deluxe edition.

Read more: Monday February 16

Friday February 13



Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla Announce Summer Tour

Def Leppard has announced that they will be launching a massive North American summer tour with Styx and Tesla. The trek will follow Def Leppard's spring tours in Canada and Europe. The summer tour is scheduled to kick off on June 23rd in Tampa, FL at the Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre and conclude on October 4th in Bismarck, ND at the Bismarck Civic Center. Def Leppard has also previously announced two separate tours this spring. On April 15th they will kick off 13 date tour of Canada in Penticton, BC and on May 15th the will launch a mainland European tour in Minsk, Belarus.

Read more: Friday February 13

Thursday February 12



Rolling Stones Plan North American Summer Tour

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood says in two new interviews that the band is planning to launch a North American tour this summer and he also discussed the possibility of a Faces reunion. Wood broke the news of the Rolling Stones tour plans while discussing Karl Denson continuing with the band in place of their legendary sax player Bobby Keys, who died in December. "We're thinking of keeping Karl on, because he really loved Bobby's work," Woods told Radio.com. He was then asked if the band would need a sax player anytime soon and Woods responded, "We're coming to North America in the summer." Wood also confirmed the plans in a separate interview with GMI Rock News. "Oh yeah, we had a meeting in New York with the boys, and we're gonna come to North America again in the summer." Apart from the Stones, Wood discussed his other legendary band the Faces in the Radio.com interview and the recent reunion jam with the three surviving members, himself, Rod Stewart and Kenny Jones at Stewart's 70th birthday party. "Well, we just played at Rod's 70th birthday a couple of weekends ago in L.A. We got up at Rod's party, me and Kenney and Rod and played 'Stay With Me' and 'Sweet Little Rock and Roller,' and Rod and Kenney were very enthusiastic about a Faces reunion."

Read more: Thursday February 12

Wednesday February 11



AC/DC Announce North American Stadium Tour

AC/DC announced that they will be launching a North American stadium tour this summer as part of their Rock or Bust World Tour in support of their latest album. The hard rock legends will be kicking off the tour on August 22nd at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA and finishing the trek on September 28th at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. The tour will feature stops in major cities across the United States and Canada and is their first major tour since their award winning 2008-2010 Black Ice World Tour. The band's latest studio album, "Rock or Bust", is their first album to not include cofounding member Malcolm Young who was forced to retire from the group due to a battle with dementia. The band was joined by former drummer Chris Slade when they performed at the Grammy Awards this past Sunday night and the tour announcement said that Slade will be joining the group on the trek. Drummer Phil Rudd is currently facing legal problems in New Zealand.

Read more: Wednesday February 11

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