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Tuesday April 8



BACH BACKS SIMMONS, SIDES WITH STANLEY ON FREHLEY FRACAS

Despite being an unabashed Kiss fan, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach says he can sympathize with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, who refused to perform with Ace Frehley at this Thursday’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. In a recent interview, Bach said, “As a fan, I understand why people would want to see that. But…I understand why Gene Simmons doesn’t work with Ace Frehley. Ace has sides to him that maybe the fans don’t see. That’s all I can say.” Bach did hint that he will expand on his Frehley comments in his upcoming autobiography, which he is currently writing.

Read more: Tuesday April 8

Monday April 7



KISS AMONG ROCK HALL INDUCTEES BOOKED FOR THE TONIGHT SHOW

New Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon will celebrate Thursday’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony with a week’s worth of incoming inductees. According to Rolling Stone, Kiss will be “rocking the house” on Friday, John Oates of Hall & Oates will be sitting in with the Roots tonight, Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) is slated to perform Tuesday, and former Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novocelic will be guests of Fallon on Wednesday, though it is unclear whether they will perform, since Stevie Nicks is already booked as Wednesday’s musical guest. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Read more: Monday April 7

Friday April 4



BECK, ZZ TOP TO TACKLE 20-DATE TOUR

Air guitar enthusiasts will be in faux six-string heaven during each of the 20 stops on the upcoming co-headlining tour featuring fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jeff Beck and ZZ Top. The two top shelf acts will kick off the guitar fest August 8 in Missoula, MT and rip off the final riff September 12 in The Woodlands, TX. Adding to the already heightened anticipation, the participants promise to end each night with a show-stopping jam.

Read more: Friday April 4

Thursday April 3



U2’S THE JOSHUA TREE TO ENTER THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers U2 can add another impressive accolade to their already extensive list of accomplishments now that the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry will induct their 1987 album The Joshua Tree. According to the organization’s website, the U2 album was chosen because it was deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and represents “an important part of America’s culture and history.” Additional music masterpieces selected for induction include Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son,” Linda Ronstadt’s Heart Like a Wheel album, Isaac Hayes’ Theme From Shaft album and Elmore James’ “Dust My Broom.”

Read more: Thursday April 3

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