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The Who is back on the road for “The Who Hits Back! Tour” and is bringing their tour to Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit on Tuesday, October 4th at 7:30 pm with special guest Steven Page.
Be listening this week to the LAV Morning Show for your shot at scoring a pair of tickets to the show. Be listening for the cue to call, and if you’re caller #25 at 616-459-9797, you will be one of our winners.
Ticket and show information can be found here.
Official contest rules can be found here.
Stevie Nicks paid tribute to her longtime friend Tom Petty during her headlining set at the Sea.Hear.Now Festival over the weekend.
Nick covered Petty’s “Free Fallin'”, as well as their classic duet “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”.
Nicks wasn’t just a friend of Petty’s, she was also one of his biggest fans – in fact, she once angled to join his band The Heartbreakers after leaving Fleetwood Mac.
In his first TV interview since he had major surgery in June, Ozzy Osbourne says his health has “improved quite considerably.” Talking to “Good Morning America,” Ozzy explained that he “can hold his head up” these days, where he tended to hunch over before the operation.
He’s doing better, but he’s not perfect. “I have to negotiate everywhere I want to go, and I tire easily, but I’m well,” he said. Ozzy was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2019, and has described the effect of the disease as feeling “like I’m walking around in lead boots.”
Giles Martin, son of late Beatles producer George Martin, says the band’s 1966 “Revolver” will be rereleased as a box set sometime this fall.
Martin made the announcement on Twitter saying, “I really hope you like it. It’s all going to be a bit immersive too.”
He also explained the earlier albums are more of a challenge to work on since they were recorded to more basic four-track masters with multiple vocals or instruments often squeezed into a single track.
He went on to say, “We have to look into what technology we can do to make things de-mixed and all this kind of stuff, which I’m looking into.”
The members of Metallica sure have gotten charitable in their old age.
The band has announced its third concert to benefit the All Within My Hands Foundation, which is set for December 16th in Los Angeles.
Although there’s been no word on a venue, ticket prices or opening act, a message posted on Metallica’s official website tells fans to “keep watching this site and our socials for more details coming soon.”
At the start of Led Zeppelin’s career, Atlantic Records had much confidence in the group and awarded them an advance for their first album. The check was worth $200,000.
Atlantic made a significant decision, and it paid off when Led Zeppelin released its self-titled album in 1969, becoming an instant hit. It swiftly rose to the top 10 on the US and UK album charts.
Have you ever taken a huge risk? How did it turn out?
Mick Jagger is paying tribute to his late bandmate Charlie Watts on the first anniversary of his death.
The Stones frontman shared a montage of images of Watts with a voiceover of himself saying, “I miss Charlie because he had a great sense of humor. And we also were, outside of the band, we used to hang out quite a lot and have interesting times. We loved sports, we’d go to football, we’d go to cricket games, and we had other interests apart from music. But of course I really miss Charlie so much.”
Watts died at the age of 80 on August 24, 2021. The Rolling Stones have since returned to the stage, with Steve Jordan stepping in as the band’s new touring drummer.
Lindsey Buckingham is hitting the road for a Fall 2022 North American tour in support of his self-titled album. The tour kicks off on October 26th in Bristol, Tennessee, and runs through the November 19th show in Augusta, Georgia.
Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Check out the first set off dates below:
10/26 — Bristol, TN @ Paramount Center for the Arts
10/27 — Louisville, KY @ Kentucky Center for the Arts (Brown Theatre)
10/29 — Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
10/31 — Eau Claire, WI @ University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (Pablo Center at the Confluence)
11/01 — Green Bay, WI @ Meyer Theatre
11/03 — Nashville, IN @ Brown County Music Center
11/04 — Elkhart, IN @ Lerner Theatre
11/06 — York, PA @ Appell Center for the Performing Arts
11/07 — Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
KISS is currently in the middle of their farewell tour – but at one point, the band wanted to find new members through a reality TV show.
Gene Simmons says he had conversations with legendary TV producer Mark Burnett about a reality competition show called KISS: The Next Generation – where young people would compete to take over as future band members.
While the show never happened, Simmons still likes the idea of KISS living on past the original lineup: “I have no problems with four deserving 20-year-olds sticking the makeup back on and hiding their identity”.
Ted Nugent spoke with Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk and opened up about his thoughts on Eddie Van Halen.
Eddie Van Halen passed away on October 6, 2020. Ted Nugent grieved his passing and said they were close friends and claimed that his first tour was with Van Halen.
He said that people were not happy with how close they were and even tried to say they weren’t close friends.
He praised Eddie Van Halen’s talent and called him a musical genius. He claimed that Howard Stern and his audience made up a lie that he was jealous of Eddie’s guitar playing and they were rivals.
He revealed they were dear friends and Eddie called him first when he got sober