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Progressive Rock giants YES will be the opening band at the new Vina Robles Amphitheatre on July 6th. The band will be playing 3 albums in their entirety: The YES album, Close To The Edge, and Going For The One. Yes kicks off an impressive lineup of artists for the inaugural season at the beautiful Vina Robles Amphitheatre, located just off Highway 46 at 3800 Mill Road in Paso Robles, California. Right now you can take advantage of a great opening day special offer, with all lawn tickets to shows just $25 for 25 hours! From 9am July 5th, until 10am July 6th, all lawn tickets are $25 with no fees when purchased online at www.vinaroblesamphitheatre.com
Check out the impressive lineup -
July 6: Yes
July 9: Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers / Railroad Earth
July 14: Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion
July 30: ZZ Top
Aug. 8: An Evening With Lyle Lovett & his Large Band
Aug. 9: Los Lobos / Los Lonely Boys / Alejandro Escovedo
Aug. 10: Tony Bennett with Antonia Bennett
Aug. 14: Michael Franti & Spearhead with Amanda Shaw / Ethan Tucker
Aug. 15: Darius Rucker
Aug. 30: Ziggy Marley / Steel Pulse
Aug. 31: Frampton's Guitar Circus featuring Peter Frampton along with B.B. King with Sonny Landreth and Special Guest Richard Thompson
Sep. 4: Sammy Hagar - Four Decades of Rock with Rival Sons
Sep. 14: The Dooobie Brothers
Sep. 21: George Lopez "It’s Not Me, It’s You" Tour with Bryan Kellen
Sep. 22: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Oct. 3: Bonnie Raitt
Oct. 8: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell
Oct. 11: John Fogerty
Oct. 25: Joe Satriani - Unstoppable Momentum Tour 2013
Oct. 29: An Evening With The Moody Blues
New Peter Frampton DVD commemorating 35th Anniversary of ‘Frampton Comes Alive’ to be released November 13th
Peter Frampton has announced that a new 2-DVD set commemorating the 35th anniversary of his classic Frampton Comes Alive! will be released on November 13th. 'FCA! 35 Tour: An Evening With Peter Frampton,' will feature high-definition footage and 5.1 surround sound of two recorded shows off his most recent tour in Milwaukee and New York City.
In addition, the veteran rocker says a 30-track companion 'Best of FCA35' CD, will also be available on November 13th. He explained in a post on his Facebook page, “We multi-track recorded nearly all of the 116 shows that made up the entire FCA35 Tour. From all the shows I have chosen my favorite performances of each song and instrumental. There were 30 tracks to choose making up one complete show,” he wrote. “We are now at the final ‘tweaking the mixes’ stage and I am editing them all together. Now if I played my own trumpet I would have to say that I am very excited at the results. Then again I don’t play trumpet!”
Frampton will kick off the 35th Anniversary Tour of his album 'Frampton Comes Alive' at the Manchester Bridgewater Hall on Friday November 11th, performing the hit album for the very first time in the UK in its entirety, along with highlights from his career.
Cheap Trick and The Allman Brothers have won a major legal battle with record executives at Sony over digital music royalties. The label has agreed to pay almost 8 million dollars as part of a settlement to a group of veteran musicians, bringing a five-year dispute to an end.
Both bands claimed they had not been properly paid for music sold online via websites like iTunes.com. The class action lawsuit was resolved on Wednesday (Mar. 7), with Sony bosses agreeing to pay artists signed to the label between 1976 and 2001, who have contracts with clauses stating they receive 50 per cent of net revenue for licensed music, a total of $7.95 million.
More artists, including Peter Frampton and Public Enemy, are pursuing similar legal battles with their labels.
The great Ronnie Montrose, guitar legend for Montrose and Gamma, died Saturday (Mar. 3) from what is most likely prostate cancer, which he had been battling for the past few years.
A statement has been posted on the Montrose official website:" A few months ago, we held a surprise party for Ronnie Montrose's 64th birthday. He gave an impromptu speech, and told us that after a long life, filled with joy and hardship, he didn't take any of our love for granted. He passed today. He'd battled cancer, and staved off old age for long enough. And true to form, he chose his own exit the way he chose his own life. We miss him already, but we're glad to have shared with him while we could."
Born in Denver, Colorado, Montrose started out with a band in 1969 called Sawbuck with Bill Church. Montrose had been in the process of recording what would have been his first album with Sawbuck when David Rubinson, the producer, arranged an audition with Van Morrison. That resulted in Montrose gettting his first break when he was invited to play on Van Morrison's 1971 album, Tupelo Honey. He Additional appearances on recordings by Herbie Hancock, Boz Scaggs, and the Edgar Winter Group. Montrose played on the album They Only Come Out at Night (1972), which included the hit singles "Frankenstein" and "Free Ride". He then formed his own band, Montrose, in 1973. In addition to the guitarist, the band consisted of a then-unknown Sammy Hagar on vocals, as well as bassist Bill Church and drummer Denny Carmassi.
The quartet issued one of rock's all-time great debuts that year, Montrose, which included hard rock standards "Rock the Nation," "Bad Motor Scooter," "Space Station #5," "Rock Candy" and "Make It Last." Hagar however, left for a solo career after one more release; 1974's 'Paper Money.'
The two Hagar/Montrose albums have been and continue to be influential albums, as evidenced by all the rock acts covering Montrose tunes. Iron Maiden covered "I've Got the Fire" and "Space Station #5." Interestingly, Van Halen (the group Hagar would eventually front for two separate stints) would cover the songs "Rock Candy" and "Make It Last" during their early club days.
Ronnie also added his guitar work to Gary Wright's song, "Power of Love" off the 1975 album, 'The Dream Weaver.'
Montrose the group had a few more releases in the Seventies with Bob James on vocals, before the guitarist issued an all-instrumental solo album, 1978's 'Open Fire.' He then formed Gamma, which released three albums between 1980 and 1983.
Ronnie Montrose and Sammy Hagar eventually reconciled as Montrose appeared on Sammy Hagar's 'Marching To Mars' album along with original Montrose members Bill Church and Denny Carmassi on the song "Leaving The Warmth Of The Womb." The original Montrose lineup also reformed to play as a special guest at several Sammy Hagar concerts in summer 2004 and 2005. Ronnie Montrose has also performed regularly from 2002 to present with a Montrose lineup featuring Keith St. John on lead vocals and a rotating cast of veteran hard rock players on bass and drums.
Rockers have reacted to Ronnie's passing:
Slash (@Slash): Myles just told me Ronnie Montrose passed. fn' shame. “Montrose” is one of the all time great R&R albums. Major influence. RIP man.
Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx): Ronnie Montrose's first two “Montrose” albums & his work with Edger Winter changed my musical life forever.RIP.
Nonpoint (@nonpoint): Another legend gone Rest In Peace Ronnie Montrose
Just heard that my good friend Ronnie Montrose has passed away….I'm speechless…RIP my brother…you will be missed @ the Hughes's.. – Glenn Hughes
Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick): RIP Ronnie Montrose. Though often overlooked, still a towering figure of Bay Area hard rock. 1st 'Montrose' album = essential
David Ellefson (@ellefsondavid): RIP Ronnie Montrose!!! I had the pleasure of playing bass for him circa 2005-07. Such a powerhouse human being
Myles Kennedy (@MylesKennedy): Sad to hear Ronnie Montrose passed away. Rock Candy was one of the first songs I ever learned.
matt sorum (@mattsorum): Lost the great Ronnie Montrose. Check out the first couple of Montrose records if you don't know him. Classic and great. RIP Ronnie
Peter Frampton (@peterframpton): Saddened to hear the passing of friend Ronnie Montrose. He was a wonderful person & an amazing guitar player, I will miss you dear Ronnie.
Dee Snider (Twisted Sister): "Just found out that the legendary Ronnie Montrose died. That first MONTROSE album was life-changing for me."
Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big): "Rest in peace, Ronnie Montrose. First MONTROSE record — one of the greatest rock records ever made."
Gus G. (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne): "R.I.P. Ronnie Montrose."
Tesla: "We all loved him."
Kip Winger (Winger): "I had the pleasure of working with Ronnie not too long ago. He was a real gem, very giving and very talented. A great loss to the world. RIP, Ronnie."
Eddie Trunk (VH1 Classic "That Metal Show" co-host): "Woke to very sad news Ronnie Montrose has passed away from cancer at 64. He created one of the all-time landmark hard rock albums with debut LP… [I] also liked GAMMA, but nothing touches the debut album, a masterpiece that influenced SO many rock and metal bands! RIP, Ronnie Montrose."
There is a new development in the copyright infringement lawsuit against the band Poison. The attorney for the Kid Rocker (Billy McCarthy/James Stonich) copyright infringement lawsuit against Poison has released a radio interview transcript in which Poison member C.C. Deville states to host Billy McCarthy: "You should have made some money off that first album."
Attorney Daniel J. Voelker said the radio interview "says it all" regarding the merits of his clients' case. Here is a portion of the 1994 interview on station KIEV, 870 AM, Los Angeles:
McCarthy asked C.C. Deville "how many albums has Poison sold in their career."
Deville answered: "20 million records."
McCarthy (joked): "I haven't made $20 thousand dollars in my career yet."
Deville: "Let me tell you something Billy, for that first album you should have made some money."
Deville continues: "Billy and I used to play in the same band."
McCarthy: "Yes we did, we played in Screamin' Mimi's."
Deville: "And it was an excellent band. In fact, we have video tapes of us doing 'Talk Dirty To Me.' "
Voelker said that the authenticity of this transcript is undeniable and that he is prepared to submit the actual recording to the court.
To clarify earlier press reports, "Kid Rocker was never signed to Atlantic Records as currently reported by some media outlets," said Voelker. Instead, he said the band was managed by Bill Aucoin (Kiss, Billy Idol) and produced at one point by Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Peter Frampton).
Voelker said James Stonich has written over 130 songs and co-written with household name artists. Billy McCarthy is a published author, executive producer of a documentary on legendary drummers and is a former Atlantic Recording artist. McCarthy and Stonich are extremely eager to present the mounting evidence of this case in a court of law, said the attorney.
Voelker said it was interesting to note that in attempts to defend Poison, that band's attorney does not address whether Poison has committed copyright infringement. Instead, Poison's attorney has merely released a smoke screen questioning the motives of the lawsuit, said Voelker. "Rather than avoiding the facts, we are very much looking forward to a vigorous litigation of them," he said.
The copyright infringement lawsuit filed in federal district court on Oct 19, 2011 in Illinois includes in addition to "Talk Dirty To Me," three more Poison hits, "I Won't Forget You," "Fallen Angel" and "Ride the Wind."