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Another 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Clip Released

Happy Friday. The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is due in theaters November 2. I'm really looking forward to this movie and I'll probably go on opening night. This looks so good and I can't wait hearing all those songs we love with the massive sound system in the theater.


Joe Perry Announces Solo Tour

Joe Perry is going out on a short solo tour and he's taking fellow Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford with him and Gary Cherone too. There are VIP experiences available (of course). Joe is touring in support of Sweetzerland Manifesto. It will be interesting to see if he includes any of these particular solo tracks during Aerosmith's residency in Vegas this coming spring. I doubt it, but you never know.


Bret Michaels Announces Big, Free Show In Orlando

Just in case you live near Orlando or you'll be in the area for vacation, Bret Michaels has announced a large, free show in the area. He'll also play with Lita Ford. The show is on November 3 at 4 p.m. Details here:


Rocklanta Festival Announced

Here's something fun - from my inbox:

ATLANTA, GA:  Fans of 80’s and early 90’s hard rock and all things “Hair Metal” will not want to miss the first annual Rocklanta “Saints and Sinners” two-day music festival to be held in the heart of Atlanta, GA at Center Stage on March 29 & 30, 2019.

Hosted by Sirius XM’s Luc Carl, artists performing include Warrant, FireHouse, Dangerous Toys, Tyketto, XYZ, Tora Tora, Lillian Axe, Roxy Blue, and Swedish sensation Hardcore Superstar.  Also featured are up and coming bands Kickin Valentina, Eastside Gamblers, Babylon Shakes, Denman, and Atlas I.

This genre of rock’n’roll has a loyal following of die-hard fans going back 30+ years who still travel far and wide to attend concerts, festivals, and even cruises that showcase this style of music, from the established acts to the next generation of bands who are carrying the torch.

The two-day General Admission and VIP tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster and the Center Stage Box Office. 


'We All Need Christmas' 

Def Leppard just dropped a new song called "We All Need Christmas." The Rick Savage-penned track is part of The Story So Far - The Best Of, arriving November 30th.

The band will release an official video for this acoustic Christmas track soon. Pre-order the special package with a 7" vinyl by clicking the image at the left! Great for the holiday shopping season.


Nikki Sixx Teases Big Motley Crue Surprise

Motley Crue will release four new songs as part of The Dirt movie package (eventually, no word when we'll hear those tracks). Now Nikki Sixx is teasing a big surprise.

Most people immediately assume a tour. I'm not in that camp. Will the band perform together again live to promote The Dirt? Yes, of course. That will probably happen at some venue in Los Angeles and on a late night show or Saturday Night Live or something. But what could be so big we'll all think the Crue is "out of their minds?" A Super Bowl halftime appearance? Doubtful. A short-run reality TV series? Maybe. Go ahead and put your guesses in the comments.


Also, this is happening too. FYI:



Oz Fox Is Back And Stryper Extends Tour

Happy Saturday! After a summer of sickness, GoFundMe and rumors, Oz Fox is back on tour with Stryper. Despite the cooler weather, bands are continuing to announce or add shows, making it seem more like May than mid-October.

Friday, October 12, 2018 — After a summer break, STRYPER is back on the road this fall for the second half of their God Damn Evil World Tour. As previously announced, guitarist Oz Fox is back on the road following a health scare earlier this year.

On August 11th, Oz suffered a medical emergency while performing with a side project in Las Vegas. An on-stage seizure led to the discovery of some previously unknown “spots” on the brain, which forced him to sit out the Australia tour dates as well as several U.S. dates in September. While additional testing and treatment will be necessary, Oz has been released to work this fall while his medical team decides the best course of action moving forward.  

“We’re always humbled by the undying support of our fans,” says frontman Michael Sweet. “Since 1984, we’ve seen the loyalty of people from all over the world and that continues to grow today. Getting in a bus and touring in support of our latest album, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to do what we love to do! It’s an opportunity for us to once again inspire people and be a little ‘church’ to clubs across the U.S. We’re blessed to do it.”

STRYPER continues to dominate the hard rock/heavy metal scene with the their critically-acclaimed tenth studio album, God Damn Evil - released in April via Frontiers Music srl. Rocking since 1984, STRYPER is responsible for such classic '80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell with the Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, STRYPER is the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their hits “Free” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990's, STRYPER returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.


October 13 — Delmar Hall — St Louis, MO
October 14 — Diamond Ballroom — Oklahoma City, OK
October 16 — Gas Monkey Live — Dallas TX
October 18 — Stampede — Aurora, CO
October 20 — LeatherHeads — Draper, UT
October 21 — Mesa Theater — Grand Junction, CO
October 25 — The Marquee — Tempe, AZ
October 26 — The Rialto Theatre — Tucson, AZ
October 27 — The Club @ Cannery Casino Hotel — North Las Vegas, NV
October 30 — The Music Box — San Diego, CA
October 31 — Whiskey A Go Go — West Hollywood, CA
November 2 — San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino — Highland, CA
November 3 — The Canyon Theater — Santa Clarita, CA
November 4 — Ace of Spades — Sacramento, CA
November 6 — El Corazon — Seattle, WA
November 9 — The Bossanova Ballroom — Portland, OR
November 11 — Virginia St Brewhouse — Reno, NV
November 14 — Pub Station Ballroom — Billings, MT
November 17 — Anthem @ Hard Rock Casino — Sioux City, IA
November 18 — The Complex — Springfield, MO
January 31 — Tupelo Music Hall — Derry, NH
February 1 — Wolf’s Den @ Mohegan Sun — Uncasville, CT
February 2 — Live at the Vault @ Greasy Luck Pub — New Bedford, MA
February 9 — Kawasaki CLUB CITTA — Tokyo, Japan — RESCHEDULED
February 10 — Kawasaki CLUB CITTA — Tokyo, Japan — RESCHEDULED

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