Tom Petty is about to re-release his Wildflowers record of added tracks titled Wildflowers: All the Rest. It will showcase songs recorded between 1992-94 and complete the record that Petty originally intended to have as a double album. Here's a taste of a song co-written with Mike Campbell, "Somewhere Under Heaven."
It has been an ugly year for U2. From the controversial download of their new album, to Bono falling off a bike, to The Edge falling off a stage. Now comes word that their longtime touring manager was found dead in his hotel room.
They won't be touring in our area (yet), but Neil Young has announced he is teaming up with two of Willie Nelson's sons, Lukas and Micah with a new band he's calling The Promise of the Real. In fact they will attack Monsanto in a record called The Monsanto Years due June 16th. They are planning on going out on tour, but no dates are scheduled for Northern California. Watch them do a new song live below.
Roger Waters said he was done with "The Wall," but it looks like that may not actually be true. He may not tour behind the concept again, but a documentary on his tour is coming to theaters. Look for it on September 29th. It will screen all over the world including throughout the Sacramento area. Look for an “in conversation” segment with Waters as well as great footage of the tour as it visited France and Italy.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Mick Jagger talks about the Stones new tour, as well as playing Sticky Fingers in it's entirety, retirement and recording another record. Also, how he gets prepared for a tour.
RS: How do you prepare for a tour like this? Do you have a personal trainer?
MJ: I just up the whole fitness thing, and I do have a trainer that I've had for years. I'm always working out. I don't really stop between tours, but then I do have to take it up to another level about three months before one begins. You have to prepare for what you're going to do. You don't prepare for running a marathon. You do start and stop stuff. You train for the quick burst. It's really hard to do the singing at the same time. I'll be doing cross-training and my trainer is going, "Try and sing during this!" That's not really possible in a gym in front of other people. [Laughs]
Sammy Hagar put it together last year, and n ow he's doing it again. Acoustic 4 a Cure with many great acts which includes himself, James Hefield of Metallica, Pat Monahan from Train, Joe Satriani and a few others. Tickets will go quickly as they did last year. For more info, check out their website.
Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons has announced his involvement in a new film company, which will partner with WWE...but uit's not what you think. They aren't going to release old Wrestlemania videos. The new deal will produce horror movies, three of them according to a new deal.
Simmons says, “The horror genre continues to fascinate me as it proves to be endlessly thrilling and engaging for audiences.”
This was a sticking point in the 80's as Paul Stanley wrote in his memoir Face the Music. Stanley felt Simmons would throw some demos together, only so he could quickly go to a movie set.
AC/DC were honored in Germany in the "Rock/Alternative International" category at this year's Echo music awards, which is like our version of the Grammy's. Check out the band accepting their award here. They beat many bands in that category including Foo Fighters and Linkin Park.
The band will play AT&T Park in September. That performance quickly soldout after their Grammy's performance in February.
Golden Gate Park in San Francisco will feature some of the best acts in the world as Outside Lands have announced their lineup. Many acts old and new will take part including Elton John, Billy Idol, Mumford and Sons, The Black Keys, Wilco and more.
Three-day General Admission and VIP regular tickets go on sale this Thursday, March 26th at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
Van Halen has their new live album coming out next Tuesday, and they have released another teaser for "I'm the One." It is only a minute and a half long, but gives you a good feel for Eddie's guitar work and also their harmonies.