Classic Rock News

Tuesday September 10

SPRINGSTEEN, WATERS ENLIST FOR “STAND UP FOR HEROES” BENEFIT Two of the biggest names and most important figures in rock have signed on to perform for troops at the “Stand Up For Heroes” benefit concert, scheduled to take place November 6 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Organizers confirmed Monday that Bruce Springsteen and former Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters will both make return visits to the event which they played at last year. More information is available at the event’s official website.

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Monday September 9

CSN&Y TO HEADLINE 27TH BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT CONCERT The lineup for the 27th edition of the annual Bridge School Benefit Concert curated by Neil Young was announced via video on Friday, and the biggest news coming out of the announcement was that Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young will reunite to headline the event. Additional acts include Heart, Elvis Costello, his wife, Diana Krall, Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Jenny Lewis, fun. and the Killers (Saturday only). The shows will take place October 26 and 27 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, with tickets going on sale this Friday.

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Friday September 6


CLAPTON’S UNPLUGGED DUE AS DELUXE EDITION OCTOBER 15
The fine folks at Reprise Records will reprise Eric Clapton’s classic Unplugged album as a new two-CD/DVD expanded edition appropriately titled Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered, available October 15. Highlights in the forthcoming collection include six unreleased outtakes, and the DVD boasts a newly restored version of the original concert, as well as over an hour of previously unreleased footage from the rehearsals leading up to the historic show.

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Thursday September 5


ROLLING STONES TO DELIVER HYDE PARK GIGS DVD ON NOVEMBER 11
The Rolling Stones have set a November 11 release date for the DVD and Blu-ray discs of their two concerts at London’s Hyde Park which went down on July 6 and 13. The aptly titled The Rolling Stones Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live includes a top shelf list of the band’s biggest hits, including “Start Me Up,” “Street Fighting Man,” “Midnight Rambler,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” “Brown Sugar” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” The collection will also be available as a two-CD/DVD package, a three-LP/DVD box and a Deluxe Edition featuring DVD, Blu-ray, two CDs and a 60-page book.

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Wednesday September 4

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
SOURCES SAY BOWIE SKITTISH ABOUT RETURNING TO THE STAGE
On the heels of news that two competing concert promoters are dangling millions of dollars in front of David Bowie to entice him to return to the concert stage, UK’s London Evening Standard is reporting the 66-year old is worried he won’t live up to the expectations placed upon him. A source said, “Bowie knows that the level of expectation for the shows would be huge, and the pressure would be enormous as he would no doubt sell tens of thousands of tickets.”

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Tuesday - September 3, 2013

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
RIVAL CONCERT PROMOTERS BIDDING FOR BOWIE GIG Two of the biggest concert promoters on the planet are posturing to persuade “Space Oddity” singer David Bowie to return to the concert stage for the first time in over eight years. According to Britain’s Daily Mirror, concert giants Live Nation and AEG have offered the 66-year old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer millions to stage a massive concert at London’s Olympic Park or the city’s Hyde Park, respectively, in 2014. However, a rep for Bowie has stated, “There are currently no plans for any live dates.”

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Monday September 2nd

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND
SIR PAUL CONFIRMS NEW ALBUM TITLE, NEW; NEW DUE DATE New details surfaced on Thursday surrounding the new Paul McCartney song and album, both of which are titled New. Sir Paul’s first all-new studio album in six years will feature 12 songs, with a deluxe edition containing an additional two tracks. Finally, the confirmed release date for New will be October 15 here in the United States, and the 14th in the UK.

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Thursday August 29th

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29
“NEW” MCCARTNEY SONG SHOWS UP ONLINE A new Paul McCartney song apparently titled “New,” purportedly the first new song off his upcoming new album, also purportedly titled New, appeared online on Wednesday. In addition, the former Beatle teased fans on Twitter by posting severa worlds associated with the word “new,” such as “lyweds,” “fangled” and “Orleans.” Finally, iTunes Brazil listed a deluxe edition of Sir Paul’s new album as containing 14 tracks, with a due date of October 14.

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Wednesday August 28

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28
NEIL EXPANDING RESTAURANT CHAIN With retirement on the horizon, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is looking to expand his outside business ventures, starting with adding three more locations of his Tatuado (Spanish for tattooed) restaurant chain. According to the Las Vegas Sun, Neil will be taking over three Rocking Rita’s bars at Circus Circus on the Vegas Strip and transforming them into Tatuado Bar B Q locations. Meanwhile, Motley Crue’s 12-show “Evening in Hell” residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino gets underway September 18 and runs through October 6.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 27TH

DALTREY TAPPED TO HEADLINE QUEEN AIDS BENEFIT CONCERT

Legendary singer Roger Daltrey of The Who has been confirmed to headline the annual Queen-curated AIDS benefit show scheduled to take place at London’s One Mayfair on September 5 – what would have been late Queen singer Freddie Mercury’s 67th birthday. The celebratory event is also this year’s edition of the annual Freddie for a Day, in which fans are encouraged to dress up like the late singer.

 

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