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 Eagles Add More Tour Dates

The Eagles continue to expand their tour. The group has now added more shows to their current schedule, including new dates in New York and Newark, second and final shows in Chicago and Detroit, and a third show in Los Angeles. The tour will bring the group to Iowa in March as well.

The Eagles’ trek, which will feature Deacon Frey and Vince Gill in place of the late Glenn Frey, is set to kick off March 12, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tickets for the new shows go on sale Friday, March 2 at 10 AM.

Check out the new dates below and click here for a complete schedule.

September 15: Inglewood, CA – the Forum

October 9: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

October 12: Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

October 14: Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

October 15: Chicago, IL – United Center

Source: Eagles

Radiohead Announce 2018 Tour

Radiohead are hitting the road in 2018 and they’ve lined up a series of summer tour dates in July and August that will bring the band to North American again – the first time since last spring.

Tickets for the North American dates are scheduled to go on sale Friday, Feb. 23. For more detailed information, visit the band’s official site.

Radiohead 2018 North American Tour

7/07 — Chicago, IL — United Center

7/10 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden

7/11 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden

7/13 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden

7/16 — Montreal, QC — Bell Centre

7/17 — Montreal, QC — Bell Centre

7/19 — Toronto, ON — Air Canada Centre

7/20 — Toronto, ON — Air Canada Centre

7/22 — Detroit, MI — Little Caesars Arena

7/23 — Columbus, OH — Schottenstein Center

7/25 — Cincinnati, OH — US Bank Arena

7/26 — Pittsburgh, PA — PPG Paints Arena

7/28 — Boston, MA — TD Garden

7/29 — Boston, MA — TD Garden

7/31 — Philadelphia, PA — Wells Fargo Center

8/01 — Philadelphia, PA — Wells Fargo Center

Steve Miller Band & Peter Frampton Announce 2018 Tour

The Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton are already poised to hit the ground running again after a successful 2017 trek. That’s why they just announced a 10-week, 40-date tour of North America that they’re calling an extension of last year’s 2017 tour.

“Music is ethereal, it moves back and forth between the past and the future,” Miller said in a press release. “I’m very excited to announce that 2018 is our 50th anniversary of recording and touring together as the Steve Miller Band, and we plan to travel between the psychedelic ’60s through the future with a vengeance!”

The tour is set to begin at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, on June 12, 2018 and conclude with two shows (Aug. 25 and 26) at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Washington. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Feb. 16 at Ticketmaster at 10 AM. You can see all the dates below and get full details at Miller’s website.

Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton 2018 North American Tour

June 12 — Evansville, IN — The Ford Center

June 14 — Chicago, IL — Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

June 15 — Noblesville, IN — Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

June 17 — Clarkston, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre

June 20 — Burgettstown, PA — KeyBank Pavilion

June 21 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center

June 22 — Erie, PA — Presque Isle State Park

June 24 — Baltimore, MD — Pier Six Pavilion

June 26 — Oxon Hill, MD — MGM National Harbor

June 27 — New York, NY — Radio City Music Hall

June 29 — Bethel, NY — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

June 30 — Watertown, NY — Watertown Fairgrounds Arena

July 2 — Lenox, MA — Tanglewood

July 3 — Lewiston, NY — Artpark Amphitheatre

July 5 — Bangor, ME — Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

July 6 — Boston, MA — Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

July 14 — Mashantucket, CT — The Grand Theater at Foxwoods

July 15 — Bensalem, PA — Xcite Center at Parx Casino

July 17 — Alpharetta, GA — Verizon Amphitheatre

July 18 — Columbia, SC — Colonial Life Arena

July 20 — St. Augustine, FL — St. Aug.ine Amphitheatre

July 21 — Hollywood, FL — The Event Center at Hard Rock

July 23 — Nashville, TN — Grand Ole Opry House

July 25 — San Antonio, TX — Majestic Theatre (No Peter Frampton)

July 27 — Allen, TX — Allen Event Center

July 28 — Sugar Land, TX — Smart Financial Centre

July 30 — Austin, TX — ACL Live at the Moody Theatre

Aug. 2 — Lincoln, NB — Pinewood Bowl Amphitheatre

Aug. 4 — Greenwood Village, CO — Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Aug. 11 — Los Angeles, CA — Greek Theatre

Aug. 12 — Costa Mesa, CA — OC Fair and Event Center / Pacific Amphitheatre

Aug. 15 — Santa Barbara, CA — Santa Barbara Bowl

Aug. 17 — Stateline, NV — Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena

Aug. 18 — Concord, CA — Concord Pavilion

Aug. 20 — Boise, ID — Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden

Aug. 21 — Bend, OR — Edgefield Amphitheatre

Aug. 23 — Troutdale, OR — Les Schwab Amphitheatre

Aug. 25 & 26 — Woodinville, WA — Chateau Ste. Michelle

Rolling Stones Take Super Bowl by Storm

On this day in Rock History: In 2006 – The Rolling Stones (pictured) perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XL.

In 2004 – Former Sex Pistol/PiL frontman John Lydon walks off the U.K. edition of I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here.

And in 1969 – The Move were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Blackberry Way’, the groups only UK No.1. Later, Jeff Lynne would join the group and with a couple of other personnel changes, they would become ELO.

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This Day in Rock History

In 1987 – Paul Simon went back to No. 1 on the UK album chart with ‘Graceland’, the album stayed on the chart for 101 weeks.

In 1967 – The Beatles spent a second day at Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, England to complete filming for the ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ promotional video. The film was shot in colour, for the benefit of the US market, since UK television was still broadcasting only in black and white. Taking time out from filming John Lennon bought a 1843 poster from an antiques shop in Surrey which provided him with most the lyrics for The Beatles song ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite’.

And in 1978 – Talking Heads made their UK TV debut on the ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’.


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!”

Rick Hall Dies At 85

Rick Hall, who produced dozens of hits as the owner of FAME Studios in Muscie Shoals, Ala., has died. He was 85.

Judy Hood, the wife of bassist David Hood and the chairperson of the Muscle Shoals Music Association, told Billboard that Hall died of cancer.

“I am sorry to hear about the passing of the ‘Father of Muscle Shoals Music,’ Rick Hall,” tweeted Alabama governor Kay Ivey. “He was truly a music legend and one of Alabama’s stars. He will surely be missed.”

As told in the 2013 documentary Muscle Shoals, Hall was born into poverty on Jan. 31, 1932 in Tishomingo County, Miss. He suffered a crushing blow when he was five when his three-year-old brother died. This split apart his family, with his mother becoming a prostitute.

“I carried that shame throughout my life,” he told No Depression. “It turned me into a rascal of sorts, and I became very hardened and determined. My determination made me a tough businessman and I was very hard to say no to. All of this helped me become a great record producer.”

According to Rolling Stone, he learned how to play guitar, mandolin and violin, playing in local country and R&B bands. But in the late ’50s he found himself as a songwriter, penning Roy Orbison’s “Sweet and Innocent” with Billy Sherrill. The duo, with Tom Stafford, formed the publishing house Florence Alabama Music Enterprises (FAME) in 1959. But they split with Hall, who retained the rights to the name, and he built FAME Studios in nearby Muscle Shoals.

He quickly had a hit in 1961 with Arthur Alexander’s “You Better Move On,” which was covered by the Rolling Stones. This allowed him to build a bigger studio and he soon put together a crack house band known as the Swampers — Hood, Barry Beckett (piano), Jimmy Johnson (guitar) and Roger Hawkins (drums) with Spooner Oldham (organ) and a horn section — all of whom were white, but fluent in soul music to the point where African American singers were surprised to discover who made the music when they arrived at the studio.

After Percy Sledge had a No. 1 hit in 1966 with “When a Man Loves a Woman,” cut at FAME, Jerry Wexler at Atlantic began bringing his artists to the studio. Wanting in on the action was a young guitarist, Duane Allman, who camped out in FAME’s parking lot until Hall gave him a shot, making his mark on Wilson Pickett’s cover of “Hey Jude” and Aretha Franklin’s cover of “The Weight.”

But by 1969, Hall and Wexler were feuding, and when Hall signed a distribution deal with Capitol, Wexler took the Swampers and helped fund the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, which they owned, across town. The split prompted Hall to return to his country roots, and many country and crossover hits over the next few decades were tracked within its walls. Gregg Allman chose FAME for his final record, Southern Blood.

Hall published his memoir, The Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame, in 2015. He is survived by his wife, Linda, and sons, Rick Jr., Mark and Rodney.

Rest in peace, Rick!

Ratt Say They’ll Tour in 2018

Ratt plan on hitting the road next year. No further details about the band’s possible 2018 plans were released as part of the Facebook post, but it’s likely that the shows will feature classic-era members Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini and Juan Croucier, who reunited earlier this year and have played a handful of times over the last few months. The most recent lineup is rounded out by guitarist Carlos Cavazo and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso.

Pearcy, DeMartini and Croucier took legal action against original drummer Bobby Blozter after he began touring under the Ratt name in 2015. The trio secured a court ruling in their favor in November 2016, giving them control of the title. However, Blotzer apparently believes he can also use the name, so the dispute remains unresolved. He’s continued doing so, although Blotzer’s lineup of the band hasn’t played since he underwent spinal surgery in March.

RATT will tour 2018

Posted by RATT on Monday, December 25, 2017


Early this year, Pearcy reported that work was underway on the follow-up to Ratt’s 2010 album Infestation. “Warren and I already demoing up some Ratt music for, you know, what’s going on this year,” he said. “[S]o who knows? Maybe we’ll try to get a record started for Ratt. … It’s been, like, what, six years … or something, seven years, since Infestation? … I don’t know how long it’s been. It took 10 years to do that. But that’s a whole another animal in itself.”

Former bassist Robbie Crane has said it’s “heartbreaking” to see the continued fueding among his former colleagues. He played with Ratt between 1996-2012, then was part of Blotzer’s band in 2016. “I spent 16 years in that band, and you want good for all of them — I care for all of those people,” he told Metal Express Radio. “But, having said that, there was always a really heavy underlaying of tension and drama in that band.

“I care for all of those guys,” Crane added. “I’m happy that Bob was able to go and play some music on his own. But I think the price that it cost to have done that, I don’t think it was worth it for Bob. And I think that it’s unfortunate. My ultimate hope is that they will all see beyond what’s happened, and that time will heal all wounds and that they will eventually do something together as the remaining members.”

The Doors’ Final Filmed Concert Soon To Be Released

Fans of The Doors will have a belated opportunity to revisit one of the later chapters in the band’s history with singer Jim Morrison in early 2018, with the release of an audio and video package capturing the group’s performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.

Scheduled for a Feb. 23 release and available to pre-order now, the sensibly titled The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 will be available on CD/DVD, CD/Blu-ray or digital format, and offers “completely recut and remixed” footage from what turned out to be the band’s final filmed show with Morrison. Held on Aug. 30, 1970, in the midst of Morrison’s obscenity trial, it found the Doors falling back on the music that brought them together at a time when outside factors were on the verge of tearing them apart.

“Our set was subdued but very intense,” recalled organist Ray Manzarek. “We played with a controlled fury and Jim was in fine vocal form. He sang for all he was worth, but moved nary a muscle. Dionysus had been shackled.”

In addition to a new 5.1 Dolby mix supervised by longtime Doors associate Bruce Botnick, The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 boasts a new 17-minute documentary, titled This Is the End, that includes freshly filmed and archival interviews with the surviving band members as well as original manager Bill Siddons. Check out the trailer above, and look over the complete track listing below.

The Doors, ‘Live at the Isle of Wight 1970’ Track Listing:

  1. “Roadhouse Blues”
  2. “Backdoor Man”
  3. “Break on Through (To the Other Side)”
  4. “When the Music’s Over”
  5. “Ship of Fools”
  6. “Light My Fire”
  7. “The End (medley): Across The Sea/Away in India/Crossroads Blues/Wake Up”


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