Category Archives: Tony Gates Morning Show Blogs

‘The Metallica Blacklist’ Outsells ‘Black Album’ Reissue

The star-studded Metallica Blacklist tribute album has outsold the album that inspired it. The 53-song collection – which features artists like Elton John, Miley Cyrus, and Weezer covering songs from Metallica’s Black Album – landed at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart. That’s higher than Metallica’s Black Album 30th Anniversary reissue, which landed…MORE

Get Ready For Red Hot Chili Peppers World Tour; Tickets Go On Sale Today

The excitement is building for the Red Hot Chili Peppers new world tour as tickets for the shows go on sale for the general public today. The band will kick off their tour in Spain in June. The first date of the 2022 tour in the U.S. will be in San Diego, California on July…MORE

‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Trailer Released

There is a new trailer for ‘The Beatles: Get Back.’ The film features never-before-seen-footage of the band recording their final album, “Let It Be,” in three weeks. The three-part docu-series will premiere on November 25, 26, and 27 on Disney+. Check out the trailer on YouTube. What’s your favorite music documentary so far?MORE

Did Paul McCartney Just Diss The Rolling Stones?

There’s always been an imagined rivalry between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. But usually the bands themselves have nothing but nice things to say about each other – usually. Paul McCartney appeared to throw a little shade towards his rock’n’roll rivals in an interview with The New Yorker, calling them “a blues cover band”.…MORE

Eddie Van Halen Honored With Plaque In His Hometown

Eddie Van Halen’s hometown of Pasadena, CA has paid tribute to the late guitarist. On Monday, the Pasadena city council unveiled a commemorative plaque outside the Pasadena Civic Auditorium – a venue Van Halen played more than a dozen times in its early years. Eddie and Alex Van Halen moved from Holland to Pasadena as…MORE

Brian May Says Queen Had ‘Unfair Advantage’ At Live Aid

Queen’s performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert was such an iconic moment for the band that it was chosen as the climactic scene for their movie Bohemian Rhapsody. And Brian May says there’s a reason for that. In the latest episode of Queen’s YouTube series The Greatest, May said they had an “unfair advantage”…MORE

McCartney: Lennon Broke Up the Beatles

Everyone has their idea of why the Beatles broke up, but Paul McCartney is once again sharing his answer. Talking with the BBC, McCartney says that John Lennon was the reason the band ceased to exist. “The point of it really was that John was making a new life with Yoko,”said McCartney. “They were a…MORE

Ohio State Marching Band Pays Tribute to Rush

If you’re a Rush fan and were watching the Ohio State game over the weekend, you may have gotten a nice surprise! The university’s marching band performed a tribute to Rush on Saturday during the team’s half-time show. The band did a 14-minute performance and included classic Rush Songs “Tom Sawyer” and “The Spirit of…MORE

Stones Leave Brown Sugar Out of Tour

The Rolling Stones haven’t been doing “Brown Sugar” on the No Filter Tour. The band was asked about the omission and frontman Mick Jagger explained, “We’ve played ‘Brown Sugar’ every night since 1970, so sometimes you think, We’ll take that one out for now and see how it goes. We might put it back in.”…MORE

Lars Ulrich: Metallica’s New Music Isn’t ‘Cohesive’ Yet

Lars Ulrich has insisted there is new Metallica music – but “nothing cohesive” yet. Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Ulrich said fans can expect some new music at some point, but the material they have worked on so far for a new album doesn’t feel ready. “There’s not a story. There’s not…MORE