Robert Plant Reveals He Turned Down Role In ‘Game Of Thrones’

Robert Plant recently revealed that he turned down an offer to make a cameo appearance on HBO’s blockbuster series “Game Of Thrones.”

During an interview with Apple Music 1, the Led Zeppelin icon told George Stroumboulopoulos that he was offered a role in “Game of Thrones” that he turned down.

“I don’t want to get typecast,” the musician jokingly shared as the reason for his not accepting the part. “I started that stuff going back to ‘Immigrant Song’ and Led Zeppelin being part of cultural exchange in Iceland with the Icelandic government. So they didn’t know what they’d invited onto their little island.”

“I love Western European history from maybe the Bronze Age up through all the old religion … when we were really in touch with our Earth,” he continued. “The Viking thing, the whole idea of playing in Iceland and experiencing this landscape and people. Yeah, I’ve got a lot to answer for, because I’ve never seen so many bands with double-bladed axes.”

When asked what role he was offered, Plant could not specifically recall but said “I got to ride a horse and go [lifts head].”

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1948 – Todd Rundgren

Born on this day in 1948 – American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer Todd Rundgren. Member of Nazz and Utopia. Had the solo 1972 US No.16 & 1973 UK No.36 single ‘I Saw The Light’. Rundgren engineered / produced many notable albums for other acts, including The Band’s Stage Fright (1970), Badfinger’s Straight Up (1971), Grand Funk Railroad’s We’re an American Band (1973), the New York Dolls’s New York Dolls (1973), Hall & Oates’s War Babies (1974), Bat Out Of Hell’s Bat Out of Hell (1977).

John Fogerty Announces 2022 Tour Dates With Sons As Openers

John Fogerty has announced dates for his “Travelin’ Band Family Tour” with his sons Shane and Tyler, whose band Hearty Har will be openers for the whole trek.

Fogerty is set to perform songs from his solo discography as well as hits from Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The tour kicked off on June 17 with a casino show in Airway Heights, Washington, and will conclude on September 10 at the Freeman Stage in Selbyville, Delaware.

“It is with the greatest joy to see my sons Shane and Tyler creating great music with their own unique sound that I love,” Fogerty said in a statement. “I was in a band with my brother when I started my music career. Full Circle and I am so happy to see my sons, (brothers) sharing the love of music together, what a thrill that is.”

The Travelin’ Band Tour:

June 17 Northern Quest Resort & Casino Airway Heights, WA
June 18 Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Woodinville, WA
June 30 Vilar Performing Arts Center Beaver Creek, CO
July 1 Vilar Performing Arts Center Beaver Creek, CO
July 2 Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO
July 3 Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO
July 8 Ravina Festival Highland Park, IL
July 15 Northern Lights Casino Walker, MN
July 16 Spirit Lake Casino & Resort Saint Michael, ND
July 31 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA (Hearty Har only)
August 18 The Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
August 19 Thunder Valley Casino Resort Lincoln, CA
August 20 Nugget Event Center Sparks, NV
September 3 Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, IN
September 4 Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, IN
September 5 Canfield Fairgrounds Canfield, OH
September 8 Lowell Memorial Auditorium Lowell, MA
September 9 Mark G. Etess Arena Atlantic City, NJ
September 10 The Freeman Stage Selbyville, DE

Source: RTT Music News

Ozzy Osbourne ‘On The Road To Recovery’ After Surgery

Ozzy Osbourne, who underwent surgery on Monday (June 13), is doing well and is on the road to recovery, his wife Sharon Osbourne said on social media.

“Our family would like to express so much gratitude for the overwhelming amount of love and support leading up to Ozzy’s surgery! Ozzy is doing well and on the road to recovery!” Sharon wrote on her Instagram Story.

“Your love means the world to him,” she added with a praying hands emoji.

Sharon said on the U.K. talk show “The Talk” the previous week that she was flying back to Los Angeles to be with Ozzy for what she said was a “very major operation” that will “determine the rest of his life.”

Page Six reported that Osbourne was wheeled out of a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday after the “grueling” surgery to “remove and realign pins in his neck and back.”

The site posted pictures showing the singer — wearing a soft neck brace — standing up and getting into a black Range Rover under his own power as Sharon stood by his side.

Source: RTT Music News

Rolling Stones Postpone Shows After Mick Jagger Tests Positive For Covid

The Rolling Stones postponed two shows on their 60th anniversary tour this week after Mick Jagger tested positive for Covid.

It was just hours before the rock icons’ scheduled performance at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff Arena on Monday that Jagger revealed his Covid positive diagnosis.

“I’m so sorry that we’ve had to postpone the Amsterdam show with such short notice tonight,” the Rolling Stones lead singer wrote on Instagram. “I have unfortunately just tested positive for Covid. We aim to reschedule the date ASAP and get back as soon as we can. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.”

In an update on Instagram later, Jagger said he’s feeling “much better” and is on track “to get back on the stage next week.” He also announced that the Amsterdam show has been rescheduled for July 7.

The band also postponed their June 17 show at Wankdorf Stadium in Bern, Switzerland.

“The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for this postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority,” the band said in a statement on Twitter.

The new date for their gig in Bern will be announced soon. Ticket holders for that show have been advised to hold on to their tickets for future use.

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1947 – Paul Young

Born on this day in 1947 – British singer and songwriter Paul Young, from Sad Cafe, who had the 1979 UK No.3 single ‘Every Day Hurts’. With Mike and the Mechanics he scored the hits ‘Taken In’, and “All I Need Is A Miracle’. He made his debut during the 60s in the British beat group the Toggery Five. Young died on 15th July 2000 from a sudden heart attack.


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Ringo Starr Postpones Tour After Band Members Test Positive For Covid

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been forced to postpone the remainder of his North American summer tour after two people in his All-Starr Band tested positive for Covid-19.

The band’s keyboard player Edgar Winter and guitarist Steve Lukather tested positive for Covid. On his website, Starr revealed that the 12 concerts left on his North American trek will be pushed to September 2022.

“We are so sorry to let the fans down,” Starr said in a statement. “It’s been wonderful to be back out on the road and we have been having such a great time playing for you all. But as we all know, Covid is still here and despite being careful these things happen. I want to thank the fans for their patience, I send you all peace and love, and we can’t wait to be back in the fall.”

The All-Starr Band also consists of Colin Hay, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart. The band were almost halfway through the 22-show run, which kicked off May 27 from Casino Rama in Ontario.

Source: RTT Music News


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