Tag: Whisky A Go-Go
Aerosmith and Slash kicked off their North America summer tour announcement yesterday by rocking the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles for a six-song set that you can watch below. December 4, 1973 was the last time that Aerosmith graced the stage of the Whiskey until yesterday. Aerosmith also made separate appearance on 'Ellen' and with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show yesterday mroning in regards to the announcement.
Aerosmith took the stage at The Whisky after an intro by "Uncle Joe" Benson of 100.3 FM The Sound without guitarist Brad Whitford, who couldn't attend due to his finshing up the 'Experience Hendrix' tour. Steven Tyler then announced: "Ladies and genitals! Welcome to the Whiskey! You love this band almost as much as I do?"
Aerosmith rocked through "Draw The Line," "Same Old Song and Dance," "Pink" and "Walk This Way." Tyler brought out Slash for the final two songs alongside Perry, bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer. "We’re going to bring up a friend of ours who is going to be playing on this tour. The one and only Slash!" Tyler announced to the appreciative crowd. Tyler then licked his finger, swirled it over his "Ma Kin" arm tattoo, and belted out the opening verse to "Mama Kin."
Joe Perry told the crowd at the tail end of the show: "The first time we played here was December 3, 1973. It was the first time formally here but also the first time in California. The first time west of the Mississippi was right here! That was then and this is now. And look what happened," he said as he pointed to Slash before shouting "Let’s rock!" The set then wrapped with an impressive version of 'Train Kept A Rollin.' I'm assuming we can look forward to more collaborations between Aerosmith and Slash on the tour.
"Bring it baby. Bring it! Rock and roll is forever! Come on!" Tyler shouted as he and his Aerosmith bandmates exited the stage.
Draw The Line
Same Old Song And Dance
Walk This Way
Train Kept a Rollin’
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry also made an appearance on the daytime talk show ‘Ellen.’ Tyler talked about the history between Slash and Aerosmith, saying that a drawing of Aerosmith made by a young Slash can be found on the inside of the group’s most recent album.
The tour will kick off on July 10, in Wantagh, New York and wrap up in Nova Scotia on September 12. Tickets for the 'Let Rock Rule' new tour will be going on sale on April 12 via www.livenation.com
Aerosmith and Slash Tour Dates:
Jul. 10 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul. 13 - Kitchener, ON, Canada - McLennan Park
Jul. 16 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Jul. 19 - Cadott, WI - Rock Fest
Jul. 22 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 25 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 30 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
Aug. 2 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Aug. 8 - Stateline, NV - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey's
Aug. 13 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion (Formerly Sleep Train Pavilion)
Aug. 16 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug. 19 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Aug. 22 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Aug. 25 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
Aug. 31 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
Sep. 3 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
Sep. 6 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Sep. 9 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 12 - Sydney, NS, Canada - Open Hearth Park
The Doors News: Sunset Strip Festival Honorees, Ray Manzarek to release ‘The Piano Poems: Live from San Franciso’ with poet Michael McLure
The Doors are not only rock legends, they are legends of Los Angeles' Sunset Strip, and this year the band will be honored as such during the fifth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival, scheduled for August 16-18. The band will be celebrated with a variety of performances and events.
The festival will launch on August 16th with a star-studded band playing Doors music, as well as Peter Murphy and Jack Russell's Great White, Faster Pussycat, Pretty Boy Floyd and Bulletboys. The festival wraps up on the 18th with a daylong outdoor street fest highlighted by performances by a rocking selection of artists. Marilyn Manson will headline the finale, which also will feature sets by The Offspring, Black Label Society, Bad Religion, Dead Sara and more. The acts are expected to play Doors tunes during their performances. The major clubs located along the Strip, including the Whisky A Go-Go, Roxy Theatre and Key Club will also be showcasing a variety of bands throughout the festival.
Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek commented on the honor: "What a great time we're going to have! The Sunset Strip. Live bands, loud music, rock and roll. It's the '60s all over again, and everyone is welcome."
Guitarist Robby Krieger added, "It's a thrill to be honored by The Sunset Strip Music Festival this year. Venice was our home, but The Doors lived and came of age on the Sunset Strip. It's exciting to see that the legacy we helped create is still alive and thriving today!"
And John Densmore said, "The Sunset Strip in the '60s was the incubation canal for an entire renaissance in music, and its impact is still with us. The Doors are proud to be honored this year."
A percentage of the festival proceeds will benefit the Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Pasadena, California. For more info on the festival and how to get tickets go to: www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com
A new live album featuring Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek performing alongside Beat-era poet Michael McLure cxalled 'The Piano Poems: Live from San Francisco' is scheduled for an August 14th release.
In a statement about the album, McLure explains that it was recorded "on a cold, foggy night…after a great Japanese meal." He adds about the performance, "The stage was on fire with poems and piano improvisations. The symbiosis and the synergy made lights." The album also features jazz flutist Larry Kassin on select tracks.
Other collaborative live recordings Manzarek and McLure have released include 1993's Love Lion and 2001's There's a Word!
Jetboy will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the recording of their debut album, 'Feel The Shake,' by reuniting for one night only at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, California.
The four original members of Jetboy (Mickey Finn, Billy Rowe, Fernie Rod and Ron Tostenson) and bass player Charles Norman, who joined the band after the departure of Sam Yaffa in 1990, will rock the strip on Friday, June 1st.
"This is as close to an original lineup the band has done since then" said vocalist Mickey Finn. This will also be the 25 year mark that their original bass player Todd Crew passed away. "We as his friends thought that it would be a fitting tribute to not only celebrate the anniversary of Feel The Shake, but also our friend Todd Crew...a life taken way too soon", said the band.
"When the Whisky called us with the idea, we never thought we could make it happen, but everyone was up for it" said lead guitarist Fernie Rod. “It’s just flat out exciting to think that after all this time, the original members can get back in the saddle for one more ride and help Los Angeles to Feel the Shake!”
Jetboy has played at times over the years to play some of the major rock festivals in the United States including Rocklahoma, Rock On The Range, The M3 Festival and Rock the Bayou.
Get tix and check out info on other shows coming up at the Whisky A Go-Go including: Bitch, Michael Monroe, Stephen Pearcy, Junkyard, Great White/Faster Pussycat/Pretty Boy Floyd/Bulletboys and more at: www.whiskyagogo.com
Vains Of Jenna have decided to end the band after seven years. I had just recently posted about vocalist Jesse Forte joining former Dokken guitarist George Lynch in Lynch Mob, but didn't see why he couldn't keep singing with both bands.
That apparently isn't going to happen, as Jesse Forte, Nicki Kin, J.P. White and Jacki Stone posted this on the band's Facebook page: "After 7 years, we have amicably and mutually decided to end Vains Of Jenna. There's no drama behind the decision. We simply feel like it is time to move on in our lives and close this chapter. It has been a truly amazing journey for us over the years and we are greatful for the opportunity to do what we've done with this band. A huge thanks to everyone involved, all of our supporters, and of course all of our fans from around the world. We love you."
Vains Of Jenna was originally formed by Lizzy DeVine (vocals), Nicki Kin (guitar), J.P. White (bass) and Jacki Stone (drums) in the small town of Falkenberg, Sweden in January 2005. The band posted their debut demo on the internet and amazingly were playing the world-famous Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood just six months after forming. At the time half the members were a month removed from high school, and four days later they were cutting a demo with Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N' Roses) at Redrum Studios and being managed by Tuff frontman Stevie Rachelle.
In 2006 the band connected with Bam Margera (MTV's Viva La Bam/Jackass) who signed the band on the spot to his Filthy Note Records label. Their debut full length, 'Lit Up/Let Down' was released in October 2006. Vains Of Jenna lined up US tours after that, including a 55 date amphitheatre tour supporting Poison and Ratt. The 'Viva La Bands - II' theatre tour with GWAR and Cradle of Filth and a US club run with Wednesday 13 also happened around this time.
The band also played the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles, SxSW in Austin Texas, Hempfest in Seattle and the annual Sweden Rock Festival in Sweden. Vains Of Jenna shared the stage with anyone who rocks: The Donnas, Michael Monroe (Hanoi Rocks), Chelsea Girls, Bullets N' Octane, Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses), The Last Vegas, Viking Skull, Crashdiet, L.A. Guns and the Sunset Strip legends Steel Panther. In a few years time, the band had performed over 300 live shows globally.
In 2008 Vains Of Jenna made appeared on television in Jackass 24 (MTV) and LA INK (Kat Von D), with the track "Enemy In Me" being featured on both. In the fall of 2009 they released 'The Art of Telling Lies.' Then in March of 2010 the band announced Jesse Forte as their new lead singer and frontman after Lizzy DeVine departed by saying, " I must move on and let the band grow." The group flew to Europe in April 2010 to embarked on a 40 date European tour. They played in Germany, France, Switzerland, Norway and Czech Republic for the first time. They also returned to familiar places like Denmark, toured the UK and Sweden and added a second guitarist in Anton Sevholt. While in Europe they shot a video for their remixed single "Everybody Loves You When You're Dead".
In July 2010, the band released the EP 'We Can Never Die,' and toured South America for the first time in the fall of 2010. In April 2011 the band released 'Reverse Tripped' on Deadline/E1 Records, a 14 song covers album that included the hit single "F**k You", the song made famous by Cee Lo Green. The band then toured through 2011 all over the world.
Marshall of Rock wishes all the guys in Vains Of Jenna all the best in their future endeavors! Cheers and all the best!
Here's some 2011 shots of me with the band:
Earlier on this National Metal Day (11.11.11 at 11:11 Pacific Time) the original members of Black Sabbath, announced their reunion at a press conference at Hollywood's Whiskey A Go Go. guitarist Tony Iommi, singer Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward announced that they are working on new material for an album which will be made available Vertigo/Universal Republic in the U.S. and Vertigo in all other territories.
There is no for the album as of yet but it will be produced by Rick Rubin, who has previously worked with Metallica, Slipkknot, Slayer and System Of A Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many, many others. The band plans to begin recording the album in January for a fall 2012 release. A world tour will follow, including an appearance at the U.K.'s Download festival on June 10, 2012, joining the previously announced Metallica as headliners.
Tony Iommi said: "It's now or never. We are getting along great. Everything's really good, it's like putting on an old glove. It's fantastic," he added.
The band credited Rubin's persistence for helping get them back in the studio. "He phoned us every five minutes," Iommi joked. "It was the obvious choice," Ozzy Osbourne explained of choosing Rubin as producer. "I've known Rick for many years." "It was time," said Osbourne of the reunion. "The timing was right."
Osbourne also revealed that they've written "seven or eight" new songs for the album, which they plan to release in the Fall of 2012. Geezer Butler added that the new songs are "back to the old SABBATH style and sound. The stuff that Tony's been playing is absolutely brilliant."
Rubin, who was also present at the event, said: "We've been working on developing material and we're halfway into the writing process. It's inspiring hearing what's coming out."
Check out the footage of the press conference, hosted by Henry Rollins:
The original Black Sabbath lineup hasn't toured since 2005 and last appeared together at their inducting into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006. They attempted to cut a new album — their first since 1978's "Never Say Die!" — with Rick Rubin in 1999, but the sessions fell apart after just a couple of songs and Osbourne turned his attention to his solo career. The Ronnie James Dio lineup reunited as Heaven & Hell in 2006, but ended last year with the death of Dio.