Rock On the Talks Recap: Linkin Park, the Offspring, Shinedown, Pat Benatar, Tenacious D, Charlie Watts and the A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, Everclear, Joe Walsh
Linkin Park rocked Jimmy Kimmel Live last Wednesday and Thursday nights (June 27 & 28) to perform 'Burn it Down' and 'Faint' on Wednesday, and returning to rock Jimmy Kimmel’s outdoor stage on Thursday with the new tune 'Lies Greed Misery' and 'New Divide,' the theme from the 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ movie.' Linkin Park are projected to debut atop the charts next week with 'Living Things,' with Billboard .com projecting sales of about 220,000 copies.
2012 Honda Civic Tour Dates:
Aug. 11 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug. 12 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena*
Aug. 14 — Boston, MA — Comcast Center
Aug. 17 — Camden, NJ — Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 19 — Atlanta, GA — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 — Detroit, MI — The Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug. 22 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 24 — Chicago, IL — First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
Aug. 25 — Indianapolis, IN — Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 27 — Dallas, TX — Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 28 — Houston, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 30 — Denver, CO — Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Sep. 4 — Vancouver — Rogers Arena
Sep. 5 — Tacoma, WA — Tacoma Dome
Sep. 7 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep. 10 — San Diego, CA — Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
*Linkin Park and Mutemath only
The Offspring rocked 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on June 25th, the day before the official release of their new 'Days Go By' album. Check out their performances of the title track and new single, as well as their classic 'Self Esteem'
Shinedown performed an acoustic version of their latest single 'Unity' from their album 'Amaryllis' on 'Conan' (June 20). Great performance from a great band:
Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo brought 'Love Is A Battlefield' live to CBS' 'The Talk' a couple of weeks ago:
Pat, Neil and their band also performed on 'Fox & Friends' (June 29) Check out the clips below:
Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass explained on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' what it feels like to rock so hard, and performed 'Deth Star' and 'Throw Down,' off their album, 'Rize of the Fenix.'
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and his side project The A,B,C & D of Boogie Woogie stoped by 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last Friday night, as they were in New York to kick off a four-night stand at the New York City jazz club The Iridium. Check out the performance in the last segment of this full episode:
Neil Young and director Jonathan Demme stopped by 'CBS This Morning' last week to promote 'Neil Young Journeys.' Young and Demme have filmed three concert films together. In this one, Young returns to his hometown of Omemee, Ontario to rediscover his roots before taking the stage at Toronto's Massey Hall last year.
Ringo Starr made a stop June 22nd on The Today Show and reveals why he continues to tour into his 70s and discusses the long-lasting legacy of the Beatles.
Everclear rocked 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' on July 22nd to perform and promote their 'Summerland' summer tour with Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray, Lit and Marcy Playground. Check it out in the last segment of this full episode:
Joe Walsh made a stop on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' to discuss his new album 'Analog Man' and talk about what he's been doing in the past 20 years since his last solo album, including touring with the Eagles four times.
Despite the many reports that the Facebook IPO would make U2 vocalist Bono the world's richest musician, he said on Friday that wasn't true. "Contrary to reports, I am not at this point a billionaire, or going to be richer than any Beatle," Bono told Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC. Watch the interview below, where Bono also addresses the drought and food shortage in Africa.
As Facebook went public, the talk was that Bono could stand to make up to $1.5 billion off the widely anticipated IPO. Bono owns 2.3 percent of the shares of Facebook through his investment group, Elevation Partners. Elevation paid $90 million for the shares in 2009, before Facebook decided to go public earlier this year. The firm’s stake in Facebook is worth about $1.4 billion, but a spokesman for Elevation said "the vast majority" of the money controlled by the firm is invested on behalf of pension funds, endowments and institutions, not individuals.
Facebook's $100 billion IPO was expected to be the second-biggest IPO in history. Facebook stock opened at $38 on Friday, jumped as high as $43, then fell back to close just pennies above its opening price. Rolling Stone reported that Bono has said his returns would go towards his charity work in Africa.
In other U2 news, the band are reportedly working with the songwriters behind British boy band One Direction, including Swedish pop writer Carl Falk, who wrote the group's big hit, 'What Makes You Beautiful.'
An unnamed source told NME: "The band are back in the studio getting a feel for new material after the last album 'No Line On The Horizon'. Will.i.am had a credit on that and they are looking to explore that direction further. They have been working with Danger Mouse and RedOne. They are excited about getting to work with Carl Falk."
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Sting: The Best Of 25 Years will be released on October 18 and will feature 12 remastered tracks, including several remixes and newly unearthed live recordings. Also recently announced, Sting: 25 Years, the definitive box set, will be released next Tuesday (Sept. 27). This collection features three CD's personally curated by Sting, as well as a DVD, Rough, Raw & Unreleased: Live at Irving Plaza, featuring previously unreleased live concert footage filmed at New York City's Irving Plaza. The discs are packaged in a beautiful, hardcover book containing rare photos, complete lyrics, and newly written commentary by Sting.
Stine: The Best Of 25 Years and Sting: 25 Years (3 CD/1 DVD box set) celebrate the distinctive work of one of the world's most dynamic artists.
Sting: The Best Of 25 Years" Track Listing:
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
We'll Be Together
All This Time
If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
Fields Of Gold
Whenever I Say Your Name
Never Coming Home
Message In A Bottle (Live)
Demolition Man (Live)
Heavy Cloud No Rain (Live)
With the 25 Years box set arriving in stores next Tuesday, his star-studded 60th birthday concert taking place on October 1st and his Back to Bass tour kicking off later that month, Sting will be out promoting with a series of TV appearances in the coming weeks. First up will be a September 28 visit to MSNBC's Morning Joe at 8:15 a.m. ET. Then, on October 3, the singer/songwriter will be interviewed and serve as musical guest on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman, which airs at 11:35 p.m. ET. Sting will also perform and talk on the October 19 edition of NBC's Today show, which is broadcast at 8 a.m. ET.
Sting has also added dates to his Back to Bass North American tour. Among the new shows is an October 24 date in Wallingford, Connecticut, and additional concerts in several previously announced cities -- Boston; Los Angeles; Miami; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. It kicks off October 21 in Boston through December 9 in Vancouver.
Here are all of the tour dates for Sting's Back to Bass tour so far:
10/21 & 22 - Boston, MA - The Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center
10/24 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
10/26 & 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theater
10/29 & 30 - Washington, DC, Constitution Hall
11/1 & 2 - Toronto, Canada - Massey Hall
11/5 - Chicago, IL - Rosemont Theatre
11/6 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
11/12 & 13 - Miami, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
11/16 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre
11/17 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
11/20 - Denver, CO - Wells Fargo Theatre
11/22 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
11/28, 29 & 30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
12/2 - San Francisco, CA - Nob Hill Masonic Center
12/5 - Seattle, WA - The Paramount Theatre
12/8 & 9 - Vancouver, Canada - Queen Elizabeth Theatre