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Kings Of Chaos All-Star Band to tour South Africa this December

by on Aug.29, 2014, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Kings Of Chaos All-Star Band to tour South Africa this December

The latest edition of Kings Of Chaos will be touring South Africa this December. Returning members Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke and Duff McKagan will be joined by new additions Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Billy Gibbons of ZZ TOP, Robin Zander of Cheap Trick and Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme.

Kings Of Chaos plays bandmembers' greatest hits, as well as other iconic rock classics. They will perform at Sun City Superbowl on Saturday, November 29 and at Grand West's Grand Arena in Cape Town on Wednesday, December 3. Tickets are on sale now. Get more info at: www.kingsofchaosband.com

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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Musical Legacy to be celebrated in special concert

by on Aug.22, 2014, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Musical Legacy to be celebrated in special concert

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Renowned Musical Legacy To Be Honored At One-Night-Only Concert Event On November 12th at The Fox Theatre In Atlanta. 'One More For The Fans! - Celebrating The Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd,' a special concert event taping honoring one of the most influential bands of our time will feature star-studded collaborations by esteemed artists paying tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s music.

The initial lineup includes music artists: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Gregg Allman, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Jason Isbell, Jamey Johnson, Aaron Lewis, moe., Govt Mule, Robert Randolph, Blackberry Smoke, Cheap Trick and Donnie Van Zant. Additional performers and surprise guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for the show will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 18th.

GRAMMY Award-winner Don Was will lead an all-star band as the music director. the concert will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution. "Lynyrd Skynyrd’s music has had a profound and unmistakable influence on artists and fans all over the world," commented Don Was.

As part of the campaign to save the Fox Theatre from demolition, Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded their 1976 live album, One More From The Road, at the landmark theatre. The title "One More For The Fans! - Celebrating The Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd," was inspired by that legendary album’s title. Get tickets now at foxtheatre.org

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‘Cheap Trick: I Want You To Want Me!’ exhibition to open at Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on September 12

by on Sep.09, 2013, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

‘Cheap Trick: I Want You To Want Me!’ exhibition to open at Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on September 12

A new Cheap Trick exhibition will open on September 12 at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. "Cheap Trick: I Want You to Want Me!" will feature memorabilia from the band's private collection.

Items slated to be on display include are various guitars owned by Rick Nielsen, including the 1952 Fender Telecaster he played at Cheap Trick's famous Budokan concerts, a costume the band wore for the Dream Police album cover shoot, handwritten lyric sheets to some of the group's hits, rare photos, and more.

Cheap Trick will celebrate the debut of the exhibit by taking part in a special performance and Q&A event at the museum's Clive Davis Theater that will be hosted by Grammy Foundation and MusiCares vice president Scott Goldman. The appearance is already sold-out, with the band members also playing a four-song set.

The "Cheap Trick: I Want You to Want Me!" exhibit will remain on display until June 2014. For more details go to www.grammymuseum.org

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Cheap Trick file lawsuit against Ottawa Bluesfest for $1 Million

by on Jul.11, 2013, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Cheap Trick file lawsuit against Ottawa Bluesfest for $1 Million

Cheap Trick have filed a $1 million lawsuit against the Ottawa Bluesfest for the stage collapse in 2011 that nearly killed the band. The band is accusing the festival of "putting economic considerations over safety" on the main stage, which buckled during a severe storm. According to the filing by Cheap Trick Touring Inc, Bluesfest responded to the severe weather in an "unsuitable, haphazard and inadequate manner". Not only did the organizers allegedly fail to monitor the environmental conditions, but the band claim they did not check on the sturdiness of the stage or adequately prepare their staff for an emergency.

Cheap Trick were midway through their evening gig on July 17, 2011 when wind gusts of 73 M.P.H. began to batter the outdoor stage. The group and more than a dozen crew-members narrowly avoided the falling struts. Roadie Sandy Sanderson and three others were injured, with Sanderson already having filed his own lawsuit against the festival, accusing organizers of gross negligence.

Bluesfest and their technical team, Cheap Trick are seeking compensation from the companies that built the festival's stage, sound and lighting rigs. A report from the Ontario Ministry of Labour found that the stage was designed to withstand winds of 74.5 mph but operators neglected to remove the necessary wind-walls. This omission "heightened the risk and increased the vulnerability to visitors, including Cheap Trick Touring," according to the suit.

Bluesfest director Mark Monahan told reporters in 2011: "We deal with weather every day and you know we don't automatically call a show because we have weather we see coming in. If we did that, we wouldn't be able to run a festival.

"What we've been told at the weather office and so on was that it was a very unusual situation. I mean the fact that it brought that stage down and nothing else in the park was just a freak situation.

"The stage is put up according to specs and there is an engineer who inspects the stage. That's all I can really say, and that was done again this year."

 

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Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel names new vocalist

by on Jun.22, 2013, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel names new vocalist

Drummer Darren Smith of Canadian metal band Warmachine has been named the lead vocalist for Jake E. Lee's new band Red Dragon Cartel, the band led by former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist Jake E. Lee, according to blabbermouth.net.

The band name Red Dragon Cartel, references the axeman's Japanese roots, also features Ronnie Mancuso (Beggars & Thieves) on bass and Jonas Fairley (Black Betty) on drums.

The album was recorded at Las Vegas' The Hideout Studios, which is owned and operated by producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment) and will feature a combination of legendary rock artists and some of the biggest names of new metal. Already recorded are guest appearances by Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Paul Di'Anno (Iron Maiden), Maria Brink (In This Moment), with many other big names attached to the project.

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