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Vintage Footage From 1970 Led Zeppelin Show Surfaces Online

Led Zeppelin fans are losing their minds over a newly-surfaced clip of a 1970 show at Madison Square Garden.

The video was uploaded Wednesday by YouTube user ‘ikhnaton’. It features roughly 3 minutes of chopped-up footage of the band playing “Immigrant Song” and “Heartbreaker”.

While the quality is low, it’s still an amazing glimpse of Zeppelin in their heyday. The band’s website says the Sept. 19th show is “widely considered one of their best ever”.

One fan commented “It’s amazing to me how just under 3 minutes of fragmented Zeppelin footage is still better than any other band on the planet”.

LAV has your chance to win a Triumph Bonneville T100 Gold Line motorcycle from Lakeside Motor Sports!

We have your chance to win a brand new motorcycle this summer!

LAV is giving away a Triumph Bonneville T100 Gold Line motorcycle to one lucky listener from Lakeside Motor Sports. This Gold Line motorcycle is valued at $11,500.00 and could be yours!

Be sure to listen to 97LAV for more details to come!

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Here’s What Fans Get With KISS Pre-Show Experience

A fan has uploaded a video taken during a KISS “Pre-Show Performance and Q-and-A Experience,” for which the band charges $270 per ticket. And that doesn’t include admission to the actual concert.

The clip shows Gene Simmons – who looks like he just climbed out of bed, wearing a robe and no makeup — performing a few songs and answering fans’ questions before a show in Hartford, Connecticut.
The pre-show performances are part of KISS’ “End of the Road” farewell tour, which launched in 2019 and is scheduled to wrap up sometime next year.

Does the pre-show experience sound like it’s worth $270?

Bruce Springsteen And E Street Band To Tour

The Boss is hitting the road with the E Street Band.

Bruce Springsteen announced today that they will begin an arena tour in February in the United States, followed by stadium shows beginning in April in Europe.

Springsteen said, “After six years, I’m looking forward to seeing our great and loyal fans next year.”

It will be the first time the band has toured since 2017.


Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Rolls Out ‘Get Back’-Inspired Beatles Exhibit

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a new Beatles exhibit inspired by the documentary Get Back.

Titled Get Back to Let it Be, it features instruments, outfits, lyric sheets, and other items seen in Peter Jackson’s docuseries.

The Hall is also hosting ‘Beatles Fridays’ throughout the summer – with live Beatles covers, a Beatles Game Show, and Beatles-themed goodies in the cafe.

If you could own one piece of rock’n’roll memorabilia, what would it be?


A Very Special Memorial Day Weekend on LAV!

A Very Special Memorial Day Weekend on LAV!

No matter how you’re celebrating the holiday, join LAV for a very special Memorial Day Weekend! 

We’ll kick it off Saturday morning at 8am with “The Summer Kick off” hosted by BILLY IDOL (Encore broadcast: Monday at 5pm) 

Saturday night we’ll debut AEROSMITH’S “The Road Starts Here” radio special during LIVE at 9 (Encore broadcast: Monday at 4pm) 

Sunday at Noon we celebrate the 40th Anniversary Of RUSH’S “Moving Pictures” with a very cool presentation. (Encore broadcast: Monday at 3pm) 

On Monday are you’re winding down the extended weekend we’ll roll them all again starting at 3pm! 

That Time Bob Dylan Slept in Neil Young’s Hearse

Two things to point out for this story: 1) Neil Young owned a hearse and 2) Bob Dylan once took a nap in that hearse.

Young actually bought the 1948 hearse to drive to shows and could fit six people in the car he named “Mort.”

According to the book, “Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography,” Bob Dylan once thought “Mort” looked cozy enough to help out with a nap.

The thing is, “Mort” was about to be driven by artist Sandy Mazzeo, who heard loud bangs in the car and thought there was a ghost.

“Dylan was in his turban stage, and he’d slept in his turban and it had come all undone,” he explained. “He looked like the mummy.”


Vince Neil Lands Bizarre Gig In TV Commercial For Loan Service

Apparently, Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil has been keeping himself busy while waiting for his band’s tour with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett to get underway next month.

The singer has turned up in a TV commercial for the Dollar Loan Center, a short-term lender with more than 50 locations in Nevada and Utah.

While the company’s CEO, Chuck Brennan, is a former music industry exec and a self-described rock music fan, the commercial isn’t centered on Neil or music in any way; the Motley Crue vocalist only turns up toward the end of the spot, driving a Zamboni.

So far, neither Neil nor Brennan has explained why the rock icon was chosen to appear as a Zamboni driver in the TV ad.

Will Neil’s appearance in the commercial help attract customers to the Dollar Loan Center?