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The Rolling Stones brought their '50 Years and Counting' mini-tour to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for 2½ hours Saturday night (Dec. 8), It was their first U.S. show of three and featured guests Mary J. Blige (who also joined them for one of the London shows) on 'Gimmie Shelter' and Gary Clark Jr. on 'I'm Going Down,' and all the Stones favorites you would expect. Watch the highlights from the 23 song set below.
"People say, why do you keep doing this?" said Mick Jagger to the audience before kicking into "Brown Sugar." ''Why do you keep touring, coming back? The answer is, you're the reason we're doing this. Thank you for buying our records and coming to our shows for the last 50 years."
The Stones will play two more U.S. shows in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 13 and 15. They also will be a part of the huge 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, joining Paul McCartney, the Who, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Billy Joel, Roger Waters, Dave Grohl, Bon Jovi and more.
December 8, 2012, Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY setlist:
Get Off Of My Cloud
I Wanna Be Your Man
The Last Time
Paint It Black
Gimme Shelter (with Mary J Blige)
Going Down (with Gary Clark Jr.)
All Down The Line
One More Shot
Doom And Gloom
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)
Honky Tonk Women
Before They Make Me Run
Start Me Up
Sympathy For The Devil
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Rock Picks of the Week: The Rolling Stones, Soundgarden, Stone Sour, Charm City Devils, Hinder, The Treatment
The Rolling Stones kick off Rock Picks of the Week with their new tracks from the 'Grrr!' Greatest Hits 1962-2012 collection. 'Doom and Gloom' and 'One More Shot' are both impressive new music returns from the icons of rock.
The band have released an impressive video clip for 'Doom and Gloom', which not only is musically relevant and a great representation of the Stones in 2012, it has a message behind the music for this day and age. The video even features zombies and some nudity...nice!It also features actress Noomi Rapace, who has starred in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' 'Prometheus' and 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.'
'One More Shot' is the other new track from the 'Grrr!' Greatest Hits collection, and although it doesn't carry the same aggression as 'Doom and Gloom', it is still some great new Stones music.
The Stones has played the first two of five '50 and Counting' shows at the O2 Arena in London, being joined by former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, as well as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Florence Welch and Mary J. Blige. The mini-tour continues with U.S. shows on Dec. 8th at Brooklyn's Barclay Center and Dec. 13th and 15th at Newark's Prudential Center. The Dec. 8th concert will feature guests Gary Clark Jr. and Mary J. Blige. The final concert will air live at 9pm ET as a pay-per-view special.
Soundgarden's first single, 'Been Away Too Long,' from their new album 'King Animal,' the long-awaited follow-up to 1996's 'Down on the Upside,' is a quality, solid lead track from the band we have all wanted new material from for so long. Soundgarden have released new material since reuniting in 2010, with retrospective disc 'Telephantasm' and last year's live release Live on I-5, as well as contributing the single 'Live To Rise' from the soundtrack for the 2012 blockbuster 'The Avengers,' but this is a true full-lengthed return from the Seattle rockers.
The intense video for 'Been Away Too Long' was directed by the bands’ art director Josh Graham and filmed in New York City at the iconic Abandon Palace. It's matches the track intensity, with a quality, compelling video in it's own right. The band have announced Winter 2013 North American tour dates including two-night engagements in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, as well as shows in Chicago, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Boston and Detroit. For the first time since the band reunited with their surprise show at the Showbox, they will also be playing 2 shows in their hometown of Seattle.
The always interesting and rocking Corey Taylor is back with the latest Stone Sour offering 'Absolute Zero' and 'Gone Sovereign' While 'Absolute Zero' has gone to #1 on the active rock charts in the U.S., the track is meant to be heard together with 'Gone Sovereign,' which has also charted on its own. Check out the video for the tracks together below.
The tracks come from the new album "House Of Gold And Bones - Part 1", the first half of Stone Sour's two-disc concept album. The second half is expected to be released in May.
Skid Row's Rachel Bolan plays bass on the album, and Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio how that came together. "I'm well-documented being a huge Skid Row fan. I can't remember who brought the name up, but I immediately was like, 'Dude, absolutely.' We knew somebody who had his number, so I called him and within 24 hours he was basically getting ready to do it. And he's just one of the coolest dudes on the planet and he schooled it. People are going to be very impressed by the bass playing." Bolan was unable to join Stone Sour on tour because of his previous commitments to Skid Row.
Stone Sour are touring Europe, and have dates booked into next June, but not U.S. dates have been scheduled as of yet. Let's hope we get some in the gaps of the Euro dates. Congrats on the #1 track Stone Sour!
Baltimore rockers Charm City Devils are back in rock picks with 'Unstoppable,' from their latest albums 'Sins.' The anthemic track is the follow up to the band's successful 'Man Of Constant Sorrow', and has already been used in pay-per-view WWE's 'No Way Out' and other sporting events and broadcasts. The road warriors continue with shows through December to wrap up one kick ass year, and will be ready to keep thier momentum going into 2013 with another single and more touring. Always wishing the best to Charm City Devils!
Oklahoma rockers Hinder are back with a new album just released on December 4th. 'Welcome To The Freakshow' is their fourth full-length and features the lead track 'Save Me.' The group, Austin Winkler (Vocals), Joe "Blower" Garvey (Guitar), Mark King (Guitar), Mike Rodden (Bass), and Hanson (Drums) have brought an agressive survivor track, telling us that they "don't need you to save me."
“It’s really personal,” reveals Hanson. “People will often judge you when they don’t know anything about you, and they’ll have some kind of bullshit salvation prepared for you. We don’t need somebody else to tell us what to do and how to change. We’ve lived more lives than the majority of the world. If we need to be saved, we can do it ourselves. We’ve figured that out by now.”
For Winkler, the song hits especially close to home. “I had just gotten out of rehab for drugs and alcohol and I revisited the song,” he confesses. “To me, it felt like I didn’t need anything negative like drugs. Those aren’t going to save me. I can save myself though.”
The band is rehearsing right now, getting ready for what is sure to be a 2013 on the road for the most part. The band kicks off their tour schedule with December shows in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, making their way for east coast shows before year's end. Rock on Hinder!!
The Treatment are in rock picks this week with a song that has been out for awhile, buy has not gotten the exposure it deserves in the U.S. 'Nothing To Lose But Our Minds' is another great track from the young rockers, ranging in age from 19-22. I was a big fan of their track 'The Doctor' and this track reinforces my belief in the band. They remind me of a young Def Leppard, with a UFO and Thin Lizzy killer rock vibe to them. They were hand-picked by Nikki Sixx to open for Motley Crue and KISS on 'The Tour', which garnered them U.S. exposure and new fans. Drummer Dhani Mansworth, guitarists Ben Brookland and Tagore 'Tag' Grey, bass player Rick Newman (aka Swoggle) and vocalist Matt Jones are solid rock to the core, with an understanding and delivery of the great rockers that have come before them. I expect a continued influx of The Treatment in the U.S. and hope they come back for some extensive touring here in 2013. The next single from the band is 'Shake The Mountain' and I can say with certainty, it will be a rock pick before too long.
The Treatment are currently on a U.K. tour with Thin Lizzy, are will wrap up their touring year with a special headlining Christmas party show on Dec. 15th at Camden Underworld. Check out their latest cd 'This Might Hurt' for some quality rock! Cheers!
The Rolling Stones will be back onstage tonight in London for the second of two shows at the O2 Arena, with special guests Eric Clapton and Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. They will also be joined one again by former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, who performed with them on Sunday night. At the kickoff of the '50 Years and Counting' mini-tour, the legends of rock delivered a 23-song set. Check out some of the best video of the show below.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts played on a stage shaped like their lips and tongue logo at the first of their five '50 And Counting' shows, with the lower lip made into a catwalk loop. The band were joined by former bassist Bill Wyman making his first appearance with the band since 1990 on 'It's Only Rock N' Roll (But I Like It) and 'Honkey Tonk Women,' and ex guitarist Mick Taylor on 'Midnight Rambler,' joining them for the first time since 1981.
Video testimonials from the likes of Pete Townshend, Elton John, Iggy Pop and Nick Cave kicked things off, with the set starting with 'I Wanna Be Your Man.' Mary J Blige made a guest appearance on 'Gimme Shelter,' then Jeff Beck hit the stage for a cover of St Louis Jimmy Oden’s track 'I’m Going Down.'The set also featured both new tracks 'One More Shot' and 'Doom And Gloom.'
The Stones encore consisted of 'Sympathy For The Devil,' 'You Can’t Always Get What You Want' and 'Jumpin’ Jack Flash,' with the London Youth Choir assisting on 'You Can't Always...'.
After the Stones play the O2 Arena tonight, they will make their way to the U.S. for gigs at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on December 8th and at Newark's Prudential Center on December 13th and 15th.
Setlist from Nov. 25th:
I Wanna Be Your Man
Get Off of My Cloud
It’s All Over Now
Paint It Black
All Down the Line
I’m Going Down
Out of Control
One More Shot
Doom and Gloom
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
Honky Tonk Women
Before They Make Me Run
Start Me Up
Sympathy for the Devil
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
'Rock Of Ages,' the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical staring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on October 9th.
The Blu-ray will feature an extended cut of the film, with an extra 13 minutes of footage. There will also be a segment called "So It Started In A Bar" that discusses the creation of the stage musical that led to the film.
"Rock Of Ages" Blu-ray special features:
* "Legends of The Sunset Strip" - Rock stars Def Leppard, Poison, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi and many more relive the music and vibe of the extraordinary Sunset Strip.
* "Defining a Decade" - Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blidge, Catherine Zeta-Jones, director Adam Shankman and others to show us inside the world of the late '80s!
* The '80s Look - a look at the flawlessly researched and spellbinding look of rock and roll in the '80s.
* It's All About The Moves - Adam Shankman and Mia Michaels show us the choreography and the moves.
* The Sunset Strip - Recreate the Hollywood sign and the Sunset Strip of the '80s.
* The Tease - How to hair. '80s style.
* Raising The Bar - A look at the historical significance of the real "Sunset Strip" clubs in the '80s and how they shaped the design of the "Bourbon Room" in the movie.
* Connection to the Music - the cast talk about their personal connection with the music of "Rock Of Ages".
* "So It Started In A Bar" - the story behind the creation of the five-time Tony-nominated, Broadway phenomenon "Rock Of Ages".
* "Any Way You Want It" – Music Featurette
"Rock Of Ages" earned an under performing $15.1 million in its opening weekend this past June from 3,470 theaters for a per-screen average of $4,340. The film has only grossed $38.5 million domestically, not close to matching its reported $75 million production budget.
Tom Cruise stars in "Rock Of Ages" as Stacee Jaxx, an aging musician whose glory days are long past. The movie is a love story told through the music of Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi, Journey, Poison, Twisted Sister and other artists from the 1980s.
Def Leppard to release re-recorded versions of ‘Rock of Ages’ and ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’, Tom Cruise sings Def Leppard, Racy lap dance scene cut from ‘Rock of Ages’ movie
Def Leppard has re-recorded versions of two of its classic songs, "Rock of Ages" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me," to celebrate what the band is calling "the summer of 'Rock of Ages.'" The tracks will be available as digital downloads beginning June 4th at iTunes, Amazon.com and other online music sellers.
The re-recorded tracks will be released 11 days before the premiere of the 'Rock of Ages' film film, which features a soundtrack with renditions of classic 1980's rock hits. Def Leppard hits the road with Poison and Lita Ford on the Rock of Ages 2012 tour, kicking off June 20th in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In an interview with Playboy Magazine the star of 'Rock of Ages,' Tom Cruise reveals what it was like for him to perform the song with the cameras rolling...and Def Leppard in the crowd.
"I was down in Miami, recording different songs, and [director] Adam [Shankman] called and said, 'Def Leppard's coming by the set.' I said, 'Man, that’s cool.' Then I paused. 'Wait, I’m rehearsing their song tomorrow.' And he's like, 'Yeah!' [laughs] So we started right in the deep end, and that was the first scene I shot in the movie...They went to the back of the Bourbon Room, and I looked at my band and was like, 'Hit it.' All the crew was watching them watching me."
Although Def Leppard attended the set hoping to poke fun at Cruise, they were pleasantly surprised by what they saw and heard.
"[T]he lead singer, Joe Elliott, points at me and goes, 'F— you! F— you!' Cruise continued. "Then I saw big smiles on their faces, and I realized I’d gotten their stamp. It was a very cool moment. It was important they knew I was honoring their music and not making fun of them." Read the entire interview here: www.playboy.com. Cruise also is featured in the June issue of W Magazine.
The beautiful Julianne Hough talked with yahoo! movies about her role in 'Rock of Ages' and revealed that a lap dance scene with her in bra and panties had been cut from the movie. We can only hope it shows up as a extra on the DVD release.
'Rock of Ages' is about a small town girl and city slicker guy trying to make it big in 1980s era Hollywood — and the wild, sex and rock 'n' roll atmosphere they become part of along the way. With scenes in strip clubs with pole dancing and Tom Cruise's glam metal rock star character, Stacee Jaxx, having his way with groupies, you wouldn't think anything was off-limits in the film but Julianne Hough, who plays Sherrie Christian, says one of the scenes she filmed with Cruise was so racy it ended up on the cutting room floor.
The actress says that when her boyfriend Ryan Seacrest visited the set, he got an eyeful. "He did come on set a couple of times and he was like, 'Wow, this is a little sexy!'" the 23-year-old actress tells Interview. "There was one scene we did that ended up not making it into the film, but it was a really great dance-and-vocal number — 'Rock You Like a Hurricane.' It was in the strip club, and I gave Tom a lap dance in the scene. The movie flowed better without it, so I understand why it got edited out, but at the same time, I'm like, 'Wait a minute. I got to do that, and it's not even in the movie?'"
Having been raised conservatively in Utah, Hough talked about what her father will think about her role — a kind-hearted aspiring singer who takes a job as a stripper to pay the bills. "I think it would be a lot harder for him if it wasn't a musical," she tells the magazine. "If it were a dramatic film where I'm stripping and it's for real — taking off my clothes and doing things. My dad understands that — my family, I should say, understands that — because it's a performance."
Besides, the worst of it did end up on the cutting room floor. "For the scene I did with Tom that got cut out, I was in a bra and underwear, basically giving him a lap dance, so my father will probably like that scene getting cut out."
Hough also talked about working with megastar Cruise, having grown up watching him on the big screen. "I think my generation will always look at him as Tom Cruise, the movie star," she tells Interview. "The thing about Tom is that he's super-cool, and whatever nerves I had going into a scene with him, afterwards he would say how funny it was or what a great job I did. So that really made me feel confident. But at the same time, my first scene with him was when my character, Sherrie, meets him for the first time and he says that she has a perky heart as he's grabbing her chest, so that was definitely pretty real."
Here's a new video for 'Anyway You Want It' from the movie with Mary J. Blige on vocals
A recent 'Dancing With the Stars' appearance by 'Rock of Ages' stars Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige and Diego Boneta performing a medley of songs from the movie.