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May 03
  • A largely fan funded statue honoring the late Bon Scott was unveiled during the annual BonFest in tribute to the late AC/DC front man in his hometown. The life-size figure holding a microphone aloft took sculptor John McKenna three years to finish. The unveiling drew the triple capacity of the regular festival honoring Scott in Kirriemuir, Scotland on Saturday (4/30).

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  • Hey Joe x 7,356 is the new record to beat in the largest simultaneous on-site guitar jam. It happened in Poland over the weekend.

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    Neil Young will infuse new recordings of earlier songs from his career with sounds from nature on what sounds to be another quirky release from the veteran Rocker due June 17.  As he describes it, Earth "...flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life. Songs I have written about living here on our planet together. Our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well as the animals, insects, birds and mamals actually take over the performances of the songs as times." Some of the songs come from a 2015 concert with the Promise Of The Real Band, a group that inludes Willie Nelson's two sons.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Earth Track List

     

    Mother Earth (Ragged Glory)

    I Won't Quit (previously unreleased)

    My Country Home (Ragged Glory)

    The Monsanto Years (album of same title)

    Western Hero (Sleeps With Angels)

    Vampire Blues (On The Beach)

    Hippie Dream (Landing On Water)

    After The Gold Rush (album of same title)

    Human Highway (Comes A Time)

    Big Box (The Monsanto Years)

    People Want To Hear About Love (The Monsanto Years)

    Wolf Moon (The Monsanto Years)

    Love & only Love (Ragged Glory)

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  • Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee will sub for Scorpions after the hard rockin' German band revealed that James Kottak is dealing with a medical problem.  Klaus Meine passed word along that the Return To Forever tour wuld continue with Dee replacing Kottack, saying, 'We wish James a speedy recovery and he will be back to rock with us very soon.'  The groups 12 concert stretch opens next week in Charlotte, NC.

    HenneMusic.com

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  • Theater goers attending the the annual Easter Bonnet fund raiser in New York City Tuesday (4/26) got the added treat of seeing a bonafide Rock star on stage when Stevie Nicks made an unannounced appearance to join the band from the School Of Rock musical that's playing on Broadway on a version of Rhiannon.

     

     

     

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  • Paul Stanley joins Ace Frehley on the version of Free's Fire & Water that appears on Frehley's solo covers album.

     

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  • Eric Clapton added another ticket to the several he's gotten for speeding. Police issued EC a ticket after he'd pulled off of the A3 south of London Tuesday (4/26) in his Porsche.  Ironically, the stop went down in a rest area where a film crew was preparing for a shoot, leading to many onlookers to assume that EC was arriving to be in the scene they were preparing to film.  His only role was getting a ticket. Clapton's need for speed has landed him many citations, including one that resulted in a six week suspension of his license in 2000.

    DailyMail.co.uk

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    The Marin County, California Dutch Colonial house that has been the primary residence for Grateful Dead veteran Phil Lesh for 14 years is on the market for $10.35 million.  The nearly 8,000 square foot home in the village of Ross sits on 2+ acres of beautifully landscaped and very private property that includes a pool and a very attractive patio.
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  • A trial in the suit claiming that Led Zeppelin ripped off a key segment of the melody for Stairway To Heaven from a Spirit song (story) could be settled for just $1.  The catch is that the late Randy California of that band be given a co-writing credit on the song and a share of all future royalties would go to his estate.  With a court date less than two weeks away that could lead to a multi-million dollar judgment if Zeppelin loses, it's a way out that Jimmy Page and Robert Plant might jump at. If a trial does take place, ground rules issued by the court will bar any testimony or evidence about previous claims of plagiarism by Zeppelin, any testimony about the group's alcohol or drug use or the personal wealth of members.  The attorney representing California's estate says it plans to use a good portion of any settlement in the case to fund a legacy program that provides musical instruments to underprivileged children.  The trial is scheduled to start on May 10th.

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  • The younger Axl probably would have just told the papparazzi to get the $#&* out of his face, but it was a polite and responsive Axl that literally rolled into the airport following the Coachella festival.  TMZ landed the video that includes Rose talking about GNR's sets there and his upcoming stint of dates filling in for Brian Johnson in AC/DC.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • As words of tribute to Prince continued to pour in following his death Thursday (4/21) (story), so did musical ones.  Pearl Jam worked Purple Rain into its set in Columbia, South Carolina. Bruce Springsteen opened his Brooklyn concert with the song Saturday (4/23), and David Gilmour wove a Purple Rain moment into Comfortably Numb during his performance at the Teenage Cancer Trust concert at Royal Albert Hall.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Investigators have ruled out violence and say suicide does not seem plausible as the cause we of death of Prince. A report has emerged that he may have been treated for an opiate condition after a plane he was said to be aboard  was diverted due to a medical  emergency.

     

    With Aerosmith on hold, Tom Hamilton is opting to play bass for Thin Lizzy's upcoming tour.

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  • Joe Walsh has opted out of a concert he says was misrepresented to him as being a non-political benefit for veterans families during the Republican convention in Cleveland.  The guitarist explained his take on the situation on his Facebook page, posting, "It was my understanding that I was playing a concert which was a nonpartisan event to benefit the families of American Veterans on Monday, July 17 in Cleveland.  Today it was announced that this event is, in face, a launch for the Rpublican National Convention. In Addition, my name is to be used to raise sponsorship dollars for convention related purposes."  He went on to say he is "...very concerned about the rampant vitriol, fear-mongering and bullying coming from the current Republican campaigns" he considers "isolationist and spiteful".  We're amazed the GOP failed to consider what Joe might have played and said about the party and its candidates if he had performed. Walsh says he plans on doing a benefit for veterans families with no political strings attached later in the year.

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  • Emergency medical responders were dispatched to Prince's Paisley Park Estate outside of Minneapolis just before 10am local time Thursday (4/21), according to KMSP TV, but were unable to revive the 57 year-old singer. Prince had reportedly been treated and released after his plane was diverted for a medical emergency en route back to Minneapolis following a concert in Atlanta.  No cause of death has been determined.  Here he is delivering a blistering and brillaint solo while performing with Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison at a Rock Hall Of fame tribute to George Harrison.

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  • Brian Johnson broke the silence he's maintained since news emerged that he would no longer be able to tour with AC/DC due to the risk he would lose all hearing.  His statement indicates that studio work with the band is still an option and that he may someday get clearance to resume live performances. Calling the day he received the news from doctors '...the darkest day of my professional life', Johnson also said he was '...personally crushed by this development more than anyone could ever imagine.'

    Axl Rose has been tapped by the band to be the front man for the 10 dates on the AC/DC tour that had to be postponed after Johsnon got his diagnosis.
    ABC.net.au

     

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Noteworthy Then
  • 1919 Pete Seeger born     1928 James Brown born     1953 REO Speedwagon’s Bruce Ham born     1971 Grand Funk Railroad invites 150 to a press conference in New York. 6 turn up     1976 Paul McCartney opens Wings Over America Tour in Dallas     1977 Led Zeppelin sets single act attendance record at King Dome in Seattle (76,229)     2009 Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp and dozens more perform at 90th birthday party for Pete Seeger at Madison Square Garden   2014 JohnFogerty joins Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band on Proud Mary at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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    1950 Foreigner’s Lou Gramm born    1969 Who perform Tommy live at London club during press party     1972 Stone The Crows guitarist Les Harvey electrocuted on stage     1979 Who do first concert with Kenny Jones     1980 South African government bans Another Brick in The Wall by Pink Floyd     1989 Allman brothers release Dreams     2005 Bruce Springsteen releases Devils & Dust   2011 Stevie Nicks releases In Your Dreams

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  • 1968 Johnny Colt of the Black Crowes born     1973 Bachman Turner Overdrive releases debut     1975 Rolling Stones announce US tour from back of a flatbed truck rolling down 5th Avenue in New York     1977 Clash open first tour in London     1984 Mick Fleetwood declares bankruptcy     1988 Mike Rutherford of Genesis loses 4 teeth in a polo match     2007 Rush releases Snakes & Arrows   2016 7,356 guitarists set Guinness World Record jamming to Hey Joe in Poland

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  • 1933 Willie Nelson born…   1980 Movie McVicar featuring Roger Daltrey of the Who has debut…     1983 Thin Lizzy announces break-up…   1993 Gilby Clarke of Guns N Roses breaks his wrist in a motocross try-out in California…    2016 Statue honoring Bon Scott unveiled in singer's hometown

     

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  • 1976 Bruce Springsteen evicted from Graceland grounds after scaling fence to meet Elvis…     1993 Mott The Hopple’s Mick Ronson dies of cancer…     1997 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Twenty… 
     

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  • 1955 Jethro Tull’s Eddie Jobson born…     1968 Hair has Broadway debut…     1978 Cheap Trick records Live At Budokan…     1980 Grateful Dead release Go To Heaven…  Marshall Tucker Band’s Tommy Caldwell killed in a car crash in South Carolina…     1989 Jon Bon Jovi marries Deb Hurley in Las Vegas…     1998 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Lyve From Steel Town…     2003 Apple launches iTunes… 
     

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  • 1947 Badfinger’s Pete Hamm born…     1951 Ace Frehley of KISS born…     1964 John Lennon publishes In His Own Wright…     1971 The Beach Boys join the Grateful Dead on stage at Fillmore for Johnny B Goode jam…     1972 Blue Oyster Cult’s road manager shot in the head by a gambling ‘associate’…     1981 Ringo Starr marries Barbara Bach…   1990 Axl Rose marries the woman that inspired Sweet Child Of Mine. Marriage lasts a month…

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