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Marshall of Rock Top 20 Albums of 2013

by on Jan.04, 2014, under ROCK NEWS, ROCK PICKS

Marshall of Rock Top 20 Albums of 2013

Now that 2013 was here and gone like a flash, I have finally realized it and gotten my Top Album of 2013 posted. There was a lot of great music released. Some were unexpected gems, some had high expectations and sucked, and others still made me believe that some of today's rock can hold up some years from now. Not too much of that, but still some entertaining and riveting music to ROCK to. Check out my Top 20:

20. Jared James Nichols - Old Glory & The Wild Revival

This 5-track E.P. from the 22 year old blues rock prodigy kicks off with an amazing track called 'Blackfoot,' and the rest of the album's material firmly adds this young guitar great to the list of potential future legends. This Berklee College of Music alum is that good. Recognize and do it now. A full album will follow this Spring.

Jared James Nichols EP cover

19. Buckcherry - Confessions

Another great album from a band that continues to not get the acclaim they deserve for what they are...a truly great American Rock band. While these guys have had multiple great albums over the years and a wealth of fantastic material, I really feel they should be more well known in all rock circles. This was a bit of a departure for the band, but still delivered as Buckcherry always do.

Buckcherry Confessions album cover

18. Joe Satriani - Unstoppable Momentum

Joe brought forth another great album of material in 2013 that generally lives up to that of his past. Music you can feel from Joe, right when we needed it. There just aren't any artists around anymore that not only do what Joe does, but does it this well every time.

Joe Satriani Unstoppable Momentum album cover

17. Tedeshi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi put their solo bands on hiatus to form a new group in 2010 that lets the married couple focus on making music together. We are so glad they did. 'Made Up Mind' is the band's third album and continues the feel good blues vibe of their previous studio and live album releases. I have yet to see Tedeshi Trucks Band live, but with dates booked in 2014, I hope to get the chance to see these fantastic musicians and their bandmates perform this great material live.

Tedeshi Trucks Band Made Up Mind album cover

16. Alter Bridge - Fortress

Alter Bridge returned with their new album 'Fortress' in 2013, and it delivered the combo of intense in your face rock along with the emotion and connecting mid tempo tracks that the band puts into each and every release. Alter Bridge has yet to tour the U.S. behind this release, but have multiple dates on tap for 2014. I expect the album to get a resurgence on the charts and hopefully with radio airplay for more of these deserving tracks.

Alter Bridge Fortress album cover

15. Monster Truck - Furiosity

The Canadian rockers from Hamilton, Ontario bring it big time on this, their first full-length album. The band had released two EP's previous to this album, but I was glad to finally discover the band behind this latest release. The band mixes their hard rock, punk and classic rock influences and it comes out crushing like a Monster Truck. To me there is a harder rocking Skynyrd vibe, which I really dig. The band won the 2013 Juno Award for breakthrough album of the year and theyplayed the Download Festival in 2013. They've toured with Slash and others in the U.S. in the past and will be touring in the U.S. with Buckcherry later this month, so look for them and show your support! I really dig their vibe and hope bigger things in the future for them.

Monster Truck album cover

14. Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose

The band that previously toured as Thin Lizzy decided to recharge with a new album and a new band name and the result was a much acclaimed offering that checks in at #15 on my list for 2013. While still holding onto a core sound, Black Star Riders collectively have a new energy and a exciting future that begins with this album.

Black Star Riders All Hell Breaks Loose album cover

13. John Fogerty - Wrote A Song For Everyone

Fogerty brought a new energy to many of his Creedence Clearwater Revival classic tracks and added some great new songs to this collaborative collection. The likes of Kid Rock, Bob Seger, Foo Fighters and Tom Morello joined country artists Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert on the album with Fogerty, creating some unique new versions of his songs.

John Fogerty Wrote A Song For Everyone album cover (2)

12. Anthrax - Anthems

The sixth EP from the legendary thrash rockers brings versions of the band's favorites from the 1970's together, along with two versions of "Crawl", a song from their previous studio album. Featured covers on the album include 'Anthem' (Rush cover), 'T.N.T.' (AC/DC cover), 'Smokin' (Boston cover), 'Keep On Runnin' (Journey cover), 'Big Eyes' (Cheap Trick cover) and 'Jailbreak' (Thin Lizzy cover).

Anthrax Anthems album cover

11. Alice In Chains - The Devil Put The Dinosaurs Here

The fifth studio album from Alice In Chains, and the second with singer William DuVall, peaked at #2 in the U.S. charts and featured some great tracks like 'Hollow,' 'Stone,' and 'Voices.' The rest of the album has moments, and while not to the level of 2009's 'Black Gives Way To Blue,' overall it warrants a Top 15 finish on my top albums of 2012.

Alice In Chains album cover

10. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt

Pearl Jam's tenth studio album continued and added to the band's acceptance and future Hall of Fame credentials. The guys are aging graceful, delivering moments of the 90's angst, with an adult and contemporary sound on other tracks. It all works and delivers 'Lightning Bolt' into my Top 10.

Pearl Jam Lighting Bolt album cover

9. Stryper - No More Hell To Pay

Christian rockers Stryper delivered an album stronger than I anticipated and worthy of a Top 10 finish on my list. Micheal Sweet has showed what an amazing talent and leader of the band he is, with his producing, singing, and guitar skills all showcased along with other long time band members Oz Fox, Robert Sweet and Tim Gaines. Stryper's 'No More Hell To Pay' way truly one of the year's rock surprises.

Stryper No More Hell To Pay album cover

8. Queensryche - Redemption

If it wasn't obvious before it's release, this version of Queensryche with all the original members of the band and new singer Todd LaTorre, trumped the Geoff Tate version by far after it. The album is all quality material, and the addition of LaTorre has added a new passion that was seemingly missing with the last few Queensryche records. We shall see if Tate answers in 2014 with an album of his own, but this will be tough to beat.

Queensryche album cover

7. Motorhead - Aftershock

Despite Lemmy Kimister's recent health issues in 2013, the new album from Motorhead was a jack and coke, with a shot of tequila, jager and another shot of jack. The album rocks hard from beginning to end, and while we all want Lemmy to chill out a bit and curtail his favorite intake so he can be with us for as long as possible, this album from Motorhead continues the legacy of the band and the man who is a true rock original.

Motorhead Aftershock album cover

6. Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes

A great solo offering from the Cinderella frontman that showed a wide range of influences and talents. Tom has always been a fantastic songwriter, with multiple memorable hits from his Cinderella days. That continues with 'The Way Life Goes,' and I hope we get more new solo material in the future from Tom, as well as new Cinderella music.

Tom Keifer The Way Life Goes

5. Pop Evil - Onyx

Michigan rockers Pop Evil continued their onslaught on the airwaves, with two songs from their latest album already going to #1 on the Active Rock charts. The second album from the band has firmly etched the guys as major players in rock, with the ability and talent to take it to an even bigger level.

Pop Evil Onyx cover

4. Stone Sour - The House Of Gold & Bones Part 2

One of the most interesting rock projects of the year, with Corey Taylor raising Stone Sour's influence, even getting closer to the level of popularity of his other band Slipknot. This was the second of the two 'House Of Gold & Bones' albums, and spawned two singles that are in my Top 10 tracks of the year. Combine the two CD packaging and you get an actual cardboard model home, and add the whole comic book issues with that and you have a dynamic, multi-layed project that reached so many on so many levels.

Stone Sour House of Gold & Bones 2 cover

3. Sound City - Real To Reel

A fantastic soundtrack album to Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' rockumentary, the project combined artists that have recorded legendary albums in the past at the iconic Sound City Studios, with an array of great artists that Grohl brought together as the Sound City Players. Two tracks from this album also are featured in my top tracks of the year. If you have yet to see the 'Sound City' movie, you owe it to yourself to check it out and enjoy!

Sound City Real To Reel album cover

2. Black Sabbath - 13

I was upset when first hearing that drummer Bill Ward wouldn't be a part of the Black Sabbath reunion tour and album, but with each listen, the album continues to get better and better to me. The project has been a huge success, with the album and tour both making Black Sabbath one of the rock stories of the year. I still am holding out hope that Ward will get to rejoin his bandmates for shows and recordings at some point (better be soon), but if that doesn't happen, will still have this crushing Sabbath album that kicked my ass.

Black Sabbath 13 album cover

1. The Winery Dogs - The Winery Dogs

This is by far my favorite release of 2013! Master musicianship from the power trio featuring guitarist and vocals from Richie Kotzen, bass from the amazing Billy Sheehan, and percussion by one of today's great drummers, Mike Portnoy. Great songs with great hooks, and a variety of sounds demonstrating three masters meshing in a way that maybe even they didn't think possible. A phenomenal album from a band that I hope continues to stay together and put out more fantastic music. While the band has played some shows in 2013 in the U.S., I'm hoping for more opportunities to see this material live and what they future holds for a band that deserves to be recognized by all rock fans of any genre.

Winery Dogs 2

Others that missed the Top 20:
Megadeth - Supercollider, Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell & Angels, Avenged Sevenfold - Hail To The King, Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Vol. 1 & 2, Stone Temple Pilots - High Rise (E.P.), Airbourne - Black Dog Barking, Korn - The Paradigm Shift, Kill Devil Hill - Revolution Rise, Krokus - Dirty Dynamite, S.U.N. (Something Unto Nothing), Gov't Mule - Shout, Eve To Adam - Locked & Loaded

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‘All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman’ Tribute Concert to take place early next year

by on Oct.29, 2013, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

‘All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman’ Tribute Concert to take place early next year

The Allman Brothers Band, Jackson Browne, Natalie Cole and more will pay tribute to legendary singer, songwriter and musician Gregg Allman at a special concert next year. "All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman," will take place at the Fox Theater in Atlanta on January 10th, and it will be filmed and recorded for a future release. It will feature once-in-a-lifetime collaborations by friends and admirers coming together to pay tribute to Allman’s music.

The initial lineup includes GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, Americana, W.C. Handy Blues and Dove Award nominated and winning musicians: The Allman Brothers Band, Trace Adkins, Jackson Browne, Eric Church, Natalie Cole, Brantley Gilbert, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Jaimoe, Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’, Martina McBride, Pat Monahan, Sam Moore, Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Don Was and Widespread Panic. There will be surprise special guests, along with additional performers, to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. ET on November 1.

The show is promising surprise special guests, as well as additional performers who will be announced in coming weeks. Tickets will go on sale on November 1st.

Allman accepted a Lifetime Achievement Grammy for his work with the Allman Brothers Band, the group he cofounded in 1969 alongside his late brother Duane, in 2012. That May, he revealed he'd gotten engaged to a 24-year-old named Shannon. He also released his memoir, My Cross to Bear, which he has since sold the film rights to serve as the basis of a biopic by the filmmakers of the recent CBGB movie.

For more details on the show and to buy tickets go to: celebrategreggallman.com

Gregg Allman tribute sconcert logo 2013

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The Black Crowes announce Summer tour with co-headliner Tedeshi-Trucks Band and more solo dates this Fall

by on Jul.20, 2013, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

The Black Crowes announce Summer tour with co-headliner Tedeshi-Trucks Band and more solo dates this Fall

As THE BLACK CROWES and TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND continue their own spring tours, they’re excited about their recently announced co-headlining summer tour of outdoor venues along with special guests The London Souls. It runs July 19 in Nashville, TN through August 15 in Rochester Hills, MI.

“We’ve been fortunate to be able to tour with many great bands in our career including Jimmy Page, The Stones, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Who, Tom Petty and Oasis,” says The Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson. “This tour will be just as exciting for us. I was able to see Derek and Susan recently and was blown away. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this summer tour will unfold and what surprises happen.” Chris Robinson says, “We’re over the moon not only to be playing with stellar musicians but the fact that Susan and Derek are friends makes our summer run that much more fulfilling.”

“It’s going to be great to be out with the Crowes this summer–both bands are road-tested and shoot from the hip,” says Derek Trucks of Tedeschi Trucks Band. “It should be a hell of a tour.” His wife Susan Tedeschi agrees: “The whole band is really looking forward to the summer tour. We’re excited to work in some new songs from our upcoming album. I’ve been a longtime fan of the Crowes and think our bands are going to have a blast touring together. “

The Black Crowes–Chris Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Rich Robinson (guitar, vocals), Steve Gorman (drums), Sven Pipien (bass), Adam MacDougall (keyboards) and new member Jackie Greene (guitar, vocals)–have sold over 35 million albums and are known as one of rock’s best live acts. These powerful performances are captured on their newest release WISER FOR THE TIME, a four-sided vinyl collection and double album digital download. They’re currently touring the U.S. on their “Lay Down With Number 13” tour, their first tour since recently ending a two-year hiatus. The trek launched with five sold-out U.K. shows and and is now in progress in the U.S., continuing through June 2. After that, the band will return to Europe for a leg of dates June 18 to July 6, including headlining shows, festivals and two stadium concerts with Bruce Springsteen.

Tedeschi Trucks Band, the 11-piece ensemble led by husband-wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, have proven themselves one of the hottest, most uplifting acts on the road today. Formed in 2010 when Derek and Susan decided to set aside their successful solo careers and join forces, Tedeschi Trucks Band delivers a hearty roots-rich musical mix fronted by Trucks’ signature slide guitar sound and Tedeschi’s pliant, honey-to-husk voice. With a repertoire that includes its Grammy-winning debut Revelator and dynamic live follow-up Everybody’s Talkin’, the band kicked off 2013 in the studio to record their second studio album, set for release in late summer. They recently wrapped up five shows in Australia and are back on tour in the U.S. this spring before launching the summer tour.

Jul. 19 - Nashville, TN - The Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel
Jul. 20 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul. 21 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
Jul. 23 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheatre
Jul. 24 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
Jul. 27 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook
Jul. 30 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
Jul. 31 - Canandaigua, NY - CMAC
Aug. 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Aug. 9 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 10 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach
Aug. 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center
Aug. 13 - Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River
Aug. 14 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
Aug. 15 - Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Black-Crowes/8333596474
http://www.youtube.com/blackcrowes

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https://www.facebook.com/DerekAndSusan
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Black Crows Tedeshi Trucks band tour

The Black Crowes have also announced a new leg of U.S. dates for their “Lay Down With Number 13″ tour, September 5-December 14, encompassing headline dates and festival/special event shows (see the itinerary below).

Sep 5 - Cooperstown, NY - Ommegang Brewery
Sep. 7 - Arrington, VA - Interlocken Festival
Sep. 8 - Arrington, VA - Interlocken Festival
Sep. 10 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
Sep. 11 - Fayetteville, AR - Arkansas Music Pavilion
Sep. 13 - Telluride, CO - Telluride Blues & Brews
Sep. 15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
Sep. 22 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre
Sep. 24 - Huntsville, AL - Mark C. Smith Concert Hall @ Von Braun Center
Sep. 25 - Jackson, MS - Thalia Maria Hall
Sep. 27 - Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino
Sep. 28 - Austin, TX - ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
Oct. 1 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre – New Orleans
Oct. 2 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre – New Orleans
Oct. 5 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Nov. 11 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
Nov. 13 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Nov. 15 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Nov. 16 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Nov. 19 - Friant, CA - Table Mountain Casino
Nov. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Nov. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Nov. 23 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Dec. 6 - Portland, OR - Schnitzer Hall
Dec. 7 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
Dec. 10 - Bakersfield, CA - Majestic Fox Theater
Dec. 11 - San Diego, CA - Avalon San Diego
Dec. 13 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Dec. 14 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Black Crowes 2013

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Gregg Allman’s rescheduled book tour underway, Allman Brothers Band to tour with Santana

by on May.08, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, INTERVIEWS, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Gregg Allman’s rescheduled book tour underway, Allman Brothers Band to tour with Santana

Gregg Allman's book tour for his 'My Cross To Bear' memoir kicked off today after being delayed so that he could undergo diagnostic cardiac testing at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. He underwent the tests on April 27th, and shortly after he was giving the ok for the tour.

According to a press release the Jacksonville, Florida-based clinic determined whether additional care was required after Allman’s recent hernia operation. "I’ve been working on the book for years and am grateful for all the support I’ve received in putting it together,” the rocker said in a statement at the time. "As soon as doctors give me the thumbs up to go back on the road, I will be heading out onto my book tour and I can’t wait to meet all of my fans."

Considering his recent battle with health issues, Allman’s spirit seems high. As reported earlier, this memoir is aims for a new point of view in terms of the band’s story: "I’m gonna stay on the funny side, because behind the scenes, it was hilarious."

Allman was also forced to cancel appearances on 'The Colbert Report' and 'Piers Morgan Tonight,' but the Allman Brothers Band summer tour is still on (with more dates recently announced with Santana) and you can get all the dates below.

Check out this interview with Gregg from today's Detroit News: www.detroitnews.com

The book promises to tell of Allman’s adventures onstage and off; it should be interesting to see how he weaves the aforementioned thread of humor through his accounts of the band’s many hardships.

In an exclusive excerpt published in the May 10th issue of Rolling Stone from the new book, Allman recounts the pair's first date which he calls "possibly the worst f***ing date in the history of mankind."

"She smelled like I would imagine a mermaid would smell – I've never smelled it since, and I'll never forget it. It was January 1975, and I was playing a solo show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. After the show, my buddy Chank ran up to me, going, "Guess who's here?"

"Who?" I asked.

"I want you to just ease over that railing and look to your right."

There she was, man: Cher. I couldn't believe how beautiful she was. I got my guitar and headed down toward her. Cher showed up with David Geffen as her date. I had met Geffen on many occasions before, but I didn't acknowledge him at all – or anyone else, for that matter. I was so rude; I didn't say hello or nothing at all, because I was so blinded by her.

I was walking by, and she was down on the floor looking for something. She looked up and said, "Oh, I lost my earring." Then she said, "Here's my number – call me."

The next day, I asked her out to dinner. I went to her house in a limousine, and when she came out, she said, "Fuck that funeral car," and handed me the keys to her blue Ferrari. We went to a Moroccan restaurant on Sunset, and we sat there, eating with our hands with the sitars playing. She didn't have shit to say to me, and I didn't have shit to say to her. What's the topic of conversation? It certainly ain't singing.

I said to her, "I've got a friend who lives up in the Hills, and his wife is Judy Carne." Cher knew Judy, who used to be on Laugh-In, from years before, but she didn't realize that Judy was into heroin. We got up to Judy's house, and I had just a little taste of doojee. I nodded out in the bathroom for 20 minutes or so, while Cher was out in the living room with Judy, who's also nodding out. I came out of there and asked her, "OK, toots, what else would you like to do?"

"I want to get the fuck out of here as fast as I can," she said.

I called her the next day and said, "Wait, before you say anything – that was possibly the worst fucking date in the history of mankind. We might be ready for the Guinness Book of World Records." She agreed with me, so I said, "Well, listen, seeing how it was so bad, why don't we try it again, because it can only go better this time?"

We went dancing. I don't know how to dance, but I got drunk enough to where I did. I danced my ass off. This is when disco was just taking off, so we did some dirty dancing. She had one drink, while I had my 21, of course. When we got back to her place, she took me out to her rose garden, and all the roses were just starting to bloom."

Here's the remaining book tour dates:
Tuesday, May 8 - 7:00 PM - EAGLE EYE BOOKSHOP
2076 N Decatur Rd Decatur, GA 30033

Thursday, May 10 - 6:30 PM - BMI & PARNASSIS BOOKS PRESENTS
BMI Office Bldg Lobby 6 Music Circle N Nashville, TN 37203

Saturday, May 12 - 12:00 PM - COSTCO
2746 N Clybourn Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
You must be a Costco member to enter the store, or join that day.

Saturday, May 12 - 6:00 PM - BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS
700 S Wabash Chicago, IL 60605

Tuesday, May 15 - 8:00 PM - LIVE TALKS LA/Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue @ 14th St Santa Monica, CA
Tickets are required for this event and can be purchased at:
http://livetalksla.org/blog/2012/03/29/may-15-an-evening-with-gregg-allman-the-aero-theatre/

Thursday, May 17 - 4:00 PM - BOOK SOUP
8818 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069

Wednesday, May 23 - 12:00 PM - BARNES & NOBLE/Union Square
33 E 17 ST New York, NY 10017

Wednesday, May 23 - 7:00 PM - BOOKENDS
211 E. Ridgewood AVE Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Thursday, May 24 - 7:00 PM - APPLE/E-book presentation w/Alan Light
1981 Broadway Bet 67 & 68 New York, NY

Thursday, May 31 - 6:00 PM - BOOKS-A-MILLION
1910 Wells Road Orange Park, FL

Saturday, June 2- 12:00 PM - SAM'S CLUB
15 Mill Creek Circle Pooler, GA 31322
You must be a Sam's member to come into the store, or join that day.

Sunday, June 3 - 6:00 PM - THE BIG HOUSE
2321 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204

The Allman Brothers Band has announced their U.S. summer tour, which now includes six shows with fellow Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers Santana. The shows with Santana kick off July 22nd in Darien Center, New York, through a July 30 stop in Columbia, Maryland. Each band will headline three shows, and the musicians are expected to jam together during the performances.

"We've all wanted to do this for a very long time," says Gregg Allman in a statement. "It's been a long time coming and the whole band is looking forward to what's gonna happen on stage together."

Carlos Santana added, "It is a delight and an honor to finally share the stage, and the music, with Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and The Allman Brothers Band. This is something that we’ve hoped to make happen for many years."

The Allmans Brothers tour also includes two concerts in North Carolina with Lynyrd Skynyrd on August 3rd and 4th in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina. respectively. The whole jaunt kicks off on July 21 with an appearance at the All Good Music Festival in Thornville, Ohio, and runs through their August 10 and 11 sets at the group's inaugural Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

In other Allman Brothers news, a currently out-of-print archival concert album titled Live from American University (12/30/1970) will be re-released on May 8 via the band's Peach Music label.

Here are all of the Allman Brothers Band's confirmed U.S. tour dates (*with Santana, Allmans headline; **with Santana, Santana headlines; ***with Lynyrd Skynyrd):

Jul. 21 - Thornville, OH - All Good Music Festival
*Jul. 22 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake PAC
*Jul. 24 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach
**Jul. 25 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
**Jul. 27 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga PAC
*Jul. 28 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre
**Jul. 30 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 1 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheater
***Aug. 3 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
***Aug. 4 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Aug. 7 & 8 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
Aug. 10 & 11 - Scranton, PA - The Peach Music Festival

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Complete Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2012 Recap

by on Apr.16, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Complete Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2012 Recap

After a tumultuous few weeks that saw both Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin and then Rod Stewart (from strep throat) bail from attending Guns N’ Roses and Faces/Small Faces inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, the band members who showed up to accept the honors did it with style.

The show kicked off with Green Day, who did a version of the 'American Idiot' track 'Letterbomb.' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame co-founder Jann Wenner followed shortly after addressing the crowd, saying: "I believe in the magic of rock and roll. That magic can set you free. Ladies and gentlemen, tonight you've entered a place where magic happens."


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Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top inducted the first honoree of the evening, the late blues guitarist Freddie King. King's daughter, Wanda, spoke warmly and shared stories about her father. "He inspired so many young blues artists," she said. "I remember going to a show when I was 14 and meeting Stevie Ray Vaughan for the first time. He said to my dad, 'How can I play the blues like you?' My dad said, 'If you don't feel the blues, you'll never play the blues.'" Joe Bonamassa, Billy Gibbons and Derek Trucks followed, jamming on the King songs 'Hideaway' and 'Going Down.'John Mellencamp inducted Donovan next, saying, "He was my inspiration. I wouldn't just listen to Donovan. I would live Donovan, which means I was stealing all my shit from Donovan. Other artists – and you know who you guys are – called that being inspired." Donovan accepted his induction, reading a short poem, then played "Catch the Wind" and "Sunshine Superman" before duetting with Mellencamp on "Season of the Witch."

Bette Midler then inducted Laura Nyro, with Sara Bareilles honoring Nyro with 'Stoney End' on the piano. In the non-performer catagories Carole King inducted Don Kirshner, who in her early days was her boss and mentor during her days as a Brill Building songwriter in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Darlene Love perfomed 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,' with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra, who she had a familiarity with due to her many performances on 'Late Show With David Letterman.' Robbie Robertson also presented the Award For Musical Excellence to Cosimo Matassa, Glyn Jones and Tom Dowd later in the evening. Mid-show Smokey Robinson inducted the Blue Caps (who backed Gene Vincent), the Comets (Bill Haley), the Crickets (Buddy Holly), the Famous Flames (James Brown), the Midnighters (Hank Ballard) and the Miracles, who backed Robinson for the first two decades of his career. The surviving members of all six groups took the stage together, giving credit to these deserving legends for their huge role in rock history.

Chuck D of Public Enemy and LL Cool J both inducted the Beastie Boys. "They still are one of the greatest live acts in music. They challenged the conventions in the music business and made up their own rules about what it means to be world class hip-hop cats...They always insisted (on) maturing as musicians and human beings," said Chuck D. LL Cool J said that he owes his entire career to the Beasties. "I wouldn't be here today without them. The Beastie Boys actually played my demo for Rick Rubin in his NYU dorm room. A lot of people don't know that."
Adam Horowitz read the audience a letter from Yauch. "I'd like to dedicate this to my brothers Adam and Mike," he wrote. "They walked the globe with me. It's also for anyone who has ever been touched by our band. This induction is as much ours as it is yours."

The lengthy introduction of Guns N' Roses from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong did include a reference to Rose, and although he didn’t actually say his name, the inference made the crowd boo. “No, shut the f–k up, shut up, shut up!” Armstrong chided the 7,000 people in attendance. “This man’s a bad ass f–king singer. He’s one of the best frontmen to ever touch a microphone … Hey, most singers are crazy — I can vouch for that.” Slash said, “The fans are the ones who made it possible for us to get together tonight with all the adversity and everything that was going on."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slash admitted that all the drama almost caused him to stay home as well. He then thanked his wife for talking him into attending, saying, “I was like f-k it, but she said ‘Go and do it with the guys,’ and I said ‘You’re right.’” McKagan declared himself “overwhelmed” at the honor of the induction and added, “I don’t know if it matters who’s here tonight because it’s about the music that band created.” Sorum, who gently teased Adler for somehow managing to get fired from GnR for a drug addiction, said, “I want to thank the other bandmates that aren’t here tonight [and tell them] that I love and respect them and I’m honored to have been on stage playing music with them.” And Adler’s very brief speech quoted a key line from Queen‘s ‘We Are the Champions’: “You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it, and I thank you all.”

Singer Myles Kennedy (Slash/Alter Bridge) took the mic for the three-song Guns N' Roses set with Slash, Gilby Clarke and drummers Matt Sorum and Steven Adler. They jammed on the Guns classics ‘Mr. Brownstone,’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ and ‘Paradise City.’


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Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, who has performed with a reunited Faces on tour, joined the band on 'Ooh La La' and 'Stay With Me.' Ron Wood rocked like he is ready for a Rolling Stones tour right now and was joined by keyboardist Ian McLagan and drummer Kenny Jones.


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The Roots, along with Kid Rock and Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes performed a medley of Beastie classics, including 'Sabotage' and 'So What'cha Want.' Rock, Black Thought and McCoy all wore matching green Adidas track suits.


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Comedian Chris Rock took the stage at 12:30 a.m. to induct the last act of the night, Red Hot Chili Peppers and he couldn’t resist poking fun at Rose’s notorious habit of tardiness. “A lot of people are upset that Axl didn’t come tonight,” Rock said. “But let’s face it. Even if he was coming tonight, he wouldn’t be here by now.” He went on to explain that he first saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers when he tried to see Grandmaster Flash in Philadelphia, but walked into the wrong club. "My friends and I were like, 'What the fuck is this shit? There's a lot of white people in here,'" Rock said. "They came out and I couldn't understand a fucking word they said, and they had socks on their dicks! I had never been to a white show before, so I thought all white groups put socks on their dicks. Years later, they're one of the biggest groups in the world and getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They have black ties on their dicks tonight."

Former drummers Jack Irons and Cliff Martinez were part of the induction, and 1:00 a.m., the group (with three drummers) did a three-song set of 'By the Way,' 'The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie' and 'Give It Away.' "I haven't played with Cliff in 25 years!" Flea said to the crowd. "He's a beautiful man."


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At the end of 'Give It Away,' Anthony Kiedis invited everyone back to the stage. Slash, Ron Wood, Billie Joe Armstrong, Kenny Jones and even audience member George Clinton packed the stage for Stevie Wonder's 'Higher Ground.' The five-and-a-half hour show wrapped up at 1:30 a.m. A condensed two and a half hour broadcast of the show will air on HBO on Saturday, May 5th.


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