Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, and Dwight Yoakam To Tour Together

Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, and Dwight Yoakam are hitting the road together for the first time on what they’re calling the “LSD Tour.”

The trek is set to kick off June 12th in Boston, Massachusetts, hitting theaters and amphitheaters, and wrapping August 18th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Check out the first few dates below and click here for the complete schedule. Tickets go on sale to the general public March 30th at 10 am local time.

  • June 12th: Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
  • June 13th: New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
  • June 15th: Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • June 16th: Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
  • June 17th: National Harbor, MD – MGM National Harbor
  • June 19th: Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
  • June 20th: Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
  • June 21st: Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
  • August 1st: San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
  • August 3rd: San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre

Source: Lucinda Williams

The Ventures Guitarist Nokie Edwards Dead at 82

Nokie Edwards, guitarist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Ventures, has died at the age of 82, the band confirmed.

“We have been advised this morning that Nokie Edwards passed away today after several months battling an infection after hip surgery this past December,” a statement on the band’s website reads. “The Ventures family feels this loss very deeply: Nokie has been part of the Ventures’ history for almost six decades and helped to shape the early Ventures’ sound and the success of their career. He was an innovator and one of the greats on guitar, so much so that he influenced many young players over the course of his career.”

Photo: The Ventures Official Website

Blondie, Black Sabbath & More Inducted into Hall of Fame

March 13: This Day in Rock History

In 2006 – Blondie, The Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Miles Davis are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Blondie’s performance is marred when several old members of the band try to rush the stage.

In 1970 – Police fear a Beatles connection when a terrorist organization calling itself Revolutionary Force 9 takes credit for three bombings in New York.

And in 1966 – Rod Stewart leaves Steampacket to go solo.

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Eric Clapton for Crossroads

March 9: This Day in Music

In 2011 – Eric Clapton puts several personal items up for auction. Proceeds benefit Crossroads, a treatment center that Clapton established in Antigua. Items included a 2005 Fender amplifier and a 1948 Gibson guitar. The auction also featured several gold records belonging to Clapton.

This is the third fund-raising auction that Clapton held for Crossroads. In 2004, he raised $7.4 million for the treatment center, and a 1999 auction brought in another $5.1 million.

In 2004 – Tom Jones was banned from wearing tight leather pants by his own son and manager Mark Jones. His son said it was time to “dress his age” as he was in danger of becoming a laughing stock at 63.

And in 1981 – Robert Plant played a secret gig at Keele University, England with his new band The Honeydrippers.

Led Zeppelin Appears at the Bluesville 69 Club

March 7: This Day in Music

1962– The Beatles record their first radio appearance at the Playhouse Theatre in Hulme, Manchester, for the BBC radio program Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go’.

1966– Mike Millward dies at the age of 23. He was the guitarist from The Fourmost.

1969– Led Zeppelin appears at the Bluesville 69 Club at the Hornsey Wood Tavern in London, England.

1970– Simon and Garfunkels album Bridge Over Troubled Water starts a ten week run at No.1 on the US chart. The duo was no longer together by the time of release.

1975– David Bowie releases his ninth studio album Young Americans.

1976– Elton John is immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds in London.

1987– The Beastie Boys become the first rap act to have a No.1 album in the US with their debut album, Licensed To Ill.

1988– British pedal steel guitar player Gordon Huntley dies of cancer and Madonna rockets to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Frozen’.

2012– Sales of albums by The Monkees soar following the death of singer Davy Jones.

Beatles Album Art Recovered in Raid

This Day in Rock History (Feb. 13)

In 2007 – Rod Stewart was paid $1million when he performed at a billionaire’s birthday bash. Stewart was booked to play a one-hour gig to help Steve Schwarzman celebrate his 60th birthday held at New York’s Park Avenue Armory.

In 2003 – Australian police uncover Beatles album art and reel-to-reel tapes in a raid. All the material appeared to be from the White Album and Abbey Road sessions, which were stolen from the band’s London studio in 1969.

In 1980 – Police raided the home of former Sex Pistol John Lydon who greeted them waving a ceremonial sword, the only illegal item they found was a canister of tear gas, claimed to be for defence against intruders.

And in 1976 – Genesis released their first album since the departure of Peter Gabriel, ‘A Trick Of The Tail’ featuring eight new tracks with drummer Phil Collins taking on the role of lead vocalist.

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The Police Record First Single in 1977

This Day in Rock History (Feb. 12)

In 2003 – Former Doors drummer John Densmore takes out legal action against The Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger for breach of contract, trademark infringement and unfair competition. The band had reformed with Ex- Cult singer Ian Astbury and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland. Densmore said, “It shouldn’t be called The Doors if it’s someone other than Jim Morrison singing.”

In 1997 – David Bowie receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1997 – U2 holds a press conference in the Lingerie Department at the Greenwich Village Kmart store in Manhattan, New York City, to announce their Pop Mart world tour.

And in 1977 – The Police (Sting pictured) record their first single, “Fall Out.”

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Pink Floyd Photographed for ‘Jackie’

On this day in 1967, Pink Floyd were photographed for the weekly British girls magazine Jackie. The magazine was published by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd of Dundee from January 1964 until its closure in July 1993. A total of 1,534 issues were published during that time, and the magazine was the best-selling teen magazine in Britain for ten years.

Primus, Mastodon Team Up for 2018 Tour

On the heels of 2016’s The Desaturating SevenPrimus have recently announced a two-month stint of a U.S. tour, joined on the road by heavy metal rockers Mastodon.

On May 6, they’ll kick things off at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colo., and end July 7 at Phoenix’s Comerica Theatre. Tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public this Friday, Feb. 1, with a pre-sale beginning tomorrow with the password “Goblins.” Check out all the dates below and get full ticketing details at Primus’ website.

The Desaturating Seven album was based on a book called The Rainbow Goblins by Ul Del Rico that Primus frontman Les Claypool supposedly used to read to his children. The plot centers on seven goblins who “pull the color out of the world.”

“The dark imagery and beauty of the art struck me immediately, and I thought, ‘This would make good fodder for a piece of music,'” Claypool said in an interview. “The use of color and darkness both in the paintings and the writing was compelling and now, near two decades later, the metaphor of greed, gluttony and deceit vs. unity of the masses is eerily relevant. I brought the notion to the Primus guys and they were all for it. Plus, I figured it’s about time someone brought ‘Goblin Rock’ back to the fold.”

Last night during the Grammy’s, Mastodon took home the Best Metal Performance for “Sultan’s Curse.” The track, which the band cross-promoted with its very own own beer, appeared on Emperor of Sand.

Primus and Mastodon 2018 U.S. Tour
May 6 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
May 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
May 10 – Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
May 11 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater
May 12 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
May 14 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
May 15 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
May 16 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
May 18 – Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Pavilion
May 19 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 20 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
May 22 – Reading, PA – Diamond Credit Union Theater @ Santander
May 23 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark Amphitheater
May 25 – Glen Falls, NY – Cool Insuring Arena
May 26 – Providence, RI – Bold Point Park
May 27 – Portland, ME – TBA
May 29 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
May 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
June 1 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage
June 2 – Baltimore, MD – Pier 6 Pavilion
June 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater @ Coney Island Boardwalk
June 5 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
June 6 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
June 9 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
June 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
June 12 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
June 14 – Minneapolis, MN – MYTH LIVE
June 15 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
June 16 – Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater
June 18 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theater
June 21 – Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
June 22 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park
June 23 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
June 25 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
June 28 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Resort Amphitheater
June 29 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre
June 30 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Resort Casino
July 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Salt Air – Outdoors
July 3 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Event Center
July 5 – Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
July 6 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
July 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

Joe Perry Assembles ‘All-Star’ Band

Joe Perry is taking the stage in support of his new solo album — and he’s rounded up a bunch of his famous friends.

As previously reported, Perry is prepping Sweetzerland Manifesto, his first non-holiday solo studio effort in nearly a decade. Due Jan. 19, the new album finds the Aerosmith co-founder working with an array of well-known collaborators that includes Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander, Terry Reid and David “Buster Poindexter” Johansen.

Perry was joined by Zander — as well as Extreme singer Gary Cherone and Stone Temple Pilots members Dean and Robert DeLeo — for his set at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 10. Dubbed “The Sound of Rock,” Perry’s performance spanned 17 songs, touching on covers and new material, as well as Aerosmith classics.

All four of those special guests will be on hand at Perry’s pre-release show for Sweetzerland Manifesto at the Roxy in Los Angeles on Jan. 16, along with Johansen and Reid. Billed as a “Joe Perry and Friends” performance, the sold-out date could be just the start of Perry’s concert calendar this year — as he told Best Classic Bands recently, he expects to be back on the road with Aerosmith later in 2018, launching the next leg of a tour he expects to last into 2020.
In the meantime, Perry has plenty of his own projects to keep him busy, including a new boom box he’s releasing in conjunction with Monster. Promising to “deliver the sound of classic rock the way it was intended,” the new “Monster Blaster Classic Rock Edition” actually comes with a classic rock setting — reportedly tuned by Perry himself — that “pumps up the bass” while still accentuating mid- and high-range frequencies in order to deliver “the full emotional impact of the music.”

Fans can expect to see the new unit in stores this summer, with the first 200 set to be personally autographed by the guitarist himself. “The Monster Blaster is the last boom box you will ever need,” enthuses Perry in a press release. “It’s an instant party that will Rock Your World!”


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