Will They Or Won’t They? Rumors Swirl About AC/DC Retirement

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(PCM) Several sources are reporting that AC/DC is headed for retirement after news has surfaced that they band’s 40th anniversary tour has been put on hold, as well as, work on a new album.

The band is currently back home in Australia and founding band member Malcolm Young is surrounded by his family. It is rumored that Malcolm Young is in ailing health and is unable to continue playing, although there has been no clear explanation of what exactly is going on.

Entertainment correspondent Peter Ford sparked the rumors about the band’s retirement during a recent radio interview during which he said “The suggestion is being put to me that tour will never happen and we will never see AC/DC perform again or record again”. This led many to believe that one of the band members is terminally ill, as the band made a pact several years ago that if any of them ever had to leave the band that no replacements would ever be made.

Further fueling the rumor mills a person with the user name Thunderstruck sent an email to 6PR claiming to have very good contact in Europe that are close to the band and has on very good authority that Malcolm Young has moved his family back to Australia, being that he is very, very ill and AC/DC may well be history.

In news that was released earlier this year, Brian Johnson revealed that the band had plans to work on a new album and planned a large tour to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Thus far, there have been official statements from AC/DC’s camp and other sources close to the band claim that all of this news is just a rumor.

Looks like we are going to have to wait this one out!

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Queens Of The Stone Age Release Mini-Movie And Announce Tour Dates

Having returned from a triumphant co-headlining Australia/New Zealand jaunt with NIN, Queens Of The Stone Age have wasted no time in teaming with director Hiro Murai (Childish Gambino, St. Vincent) for the just unveiled cinematic mini-epic for “Smooth Sailing,” the latest single from the hailed, hailed and more hailed international #1 album …Like Clockwork (Matador).

The definitely NSFW “Smooth Sailing” follows QOTSA’s Joshua Homme and cohorts on a delirious adventure that blossoms from garden variety drunken shenanigans to possibly the most nightmarishly accurate live action interpretation of a QOTSA song to date. Seriously, “Smooth Sailing” lends a new meaning to 3-D musical cinema-that is, it turns the 3 D’s into Drinking, Drugs and Death.

In addition to newly announced dates in Montreal, Bangor ME, Port Chester NY and Philadelphia, Queens Of The Stone Age have begun to confirm details of a South America tour for this fall, including stops in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay. For further information, ticketing etc., as always, go to http://qotsa.com/live.
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North American Dates 2014
New Dates in BOLD

April 10 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
April 12 Indio, CA – Coachella/SOLD OUT
April 15 Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium/SOLD OUT
April 17 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 19 Indio, CA – Coachella/SOLD OUT
May 5 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
May 6 St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
May 7 Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theater
May 9 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom/SOLD OUT
May 10 St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
May 11 Boone, IA – Central Iowa Expo
May 13 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
May 14 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
May 16-18 Gulf Shore, AL – Hangout Music Fest
May 23-25 Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
July 9 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
July 12 Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
July 16 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
July 20 Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at The Mann Center

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Emmure Unleashes New Video For “Like LaMotta”

From their forthcoming, sixth studio album, Eternal Enemies, EMMURE unleashes the video for “Like LaMotta” on Vevo.

Available everywhere on April 15th, “Eternal Enemies” is a collection of EMMURE’s most pissed off, violent material to date.

EMMURE is currently on tour in support of Eternal Enemies and will headline the Victory Records Stage at Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival all summer. View the full list of dates here.

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Paul McCartney: First U.S. Shows Of 2014 Confirmed!

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Following an incredible 2013 which saw Paul’s universally acclaimed ‘Out There’ tour launch in Brazil and visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, today Paul confirms he’ll be getting back out there in the U.S. by announcing his first Stateside dates of 2014. In addition to his dates this month in Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Costa Rica, and his return to Japan and first ever performance in Korea in May, Paul has confirmed the first four stops of an upcoming summer trek through North America:

* On June 19, Paul will return to New Orleans for the first time since his Driving USA Tour in 2002.

* Paul will play his first shows ever in Louisville KY and Albany NY, respectively, June 26 at the Yum! Center and July 5 at the Times Union Center.

* July 7 will see Paul returning to Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center for the first time since opening the arena with a pair of instantly sold out shows August 18 and 19, 2010.

The ‘Out There’ tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, as Paul performs songs spanning his entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. The set list will also include material from Paul’s most recent studio album NEW, a global hit upon its release last year.

The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity; in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived; music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. The last decade has seen Paul and his band perform in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, and even broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years–Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums)–the show never disappoints.

The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul’s shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.

2014 got off to an incredible start for Paul as he set a personal career best by winning an incredible five GRAMMY Awards in one night. In the UK he was honored by music bible NME with a special one off award, the ‘Songwriter’s Songwriter Award’ chosen for this unique accolade by his fellow peers.

Tickets will be on sale Monday, April 14 at 10 a.m. local time.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, April 10 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

 

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Outside Lands Announces 2014 Line-Up!

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Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, have announced the dynamic new lineup for the seventh annual Outside Lands Festival. After three consecutive sold-out years, the world’s only gourmet music festival that Rolling Stone called “remarkable,” and “one of America’s best,” will once again take place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park August 8 – 10, 2014. Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, April 10, at 10am PDT via www.sfoutsidelands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department.

Now in its seventh year, Outside Lands has officially emerged to become one of the most revered and prominent festivals in the country. The local and national media have been universally praising the event for many years and last year was no different, as the SF Chronicle called Outside Lands an “enormous success,” the Examiner hailed that it is “a must attend festival for any Northern California (or even Western United States) music fanatic,” and 7×7 said it was their “favorite music festival of all time.” Stereogum enthused, “Between music, comedy, food and artwork, Outside Lands really is one of the more interesting American summer festivals,” while the Hollywood Reporter said that the “eclectic mix of artists, DJs, comedians and bands stayed true to its Bay Area roots.”

The confirmed Outside Lands 2014 lineup is below:

Kanye West

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

The Killers

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Arctic Monkeys

Tiësto

Death Cab For Cutie

Disclosure

The Flaming Lips

Ray LaMontagne

Spoon

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Atmosphere

Cut Copy

Tegan & Sara

Duck Sauce

Haim

Chromeo

Ben Howard

Lykke Li

Chvrches

Paolo Nutini

Capital Cities

Kacey Musgraves

Local Natives

Jenny Lewis

Grouplove

John Butler Trio

Tycho

The Kooks

SBTRKT

Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers

Boys Noize

Phosphorescent

Run the Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike)

Deer Tick

Holy Ghost!

Warpaint

Flume

Lucius

Typhoon

Dum Dum Girls

The Soul Rebels

Gold Panda

Christopher Owens

Bleachers

Big Freedia

Jagwar Ma

Greensky Bluegrass

Imelda May

Watsky

Nahko and Medicine for the People

Valerie June

Mikal Cronin

Woods

Vance Joy

The Brothers Comatose

Gardens & Villa

Jonathan Wilson

Tumbleweed Wanderers

Givers

Aer

Courtney Barnett

Bear Hands

Finish Ticket

The Districts

RayLand Baxter

Night Terrors of 1927

Trails and Ways

Nocona

 

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Aerosmith And Slash Announce The “Let Rock Rule” North American Summer Tour!

Aerosmith-Slash1Who better to declare “LET ROCK RULE” than AEROSMITH, America’s Greatest Rock Band?

Rock’s most lethal army–Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford–and special guest SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will join forces for “LET ROCK RULE,” this summer’s definitive rock & roll experience.

Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the LET ROCK RULE tour kicks off on Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (see full itinerary below). AEROSMITH and SLASH–longtime friends who’ve performed together throughout the years–will also take over Boston, MA. (Xfinity Center), Los Angeles, CA (The Forum) and San Francisco, CA (Sleep Train Pavilion) among other cities, before wrapping Friday, September 12 in Sydney, NS, Canada (Open Hearth Park).

This summer’s hottest ticket will go on sale to the general public starting on Saturday, April 12 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com. The first round of tour dates are below with additional dates for a second leg to be announced shortly.

“Looking forward to inciting a riot and building the tribal bonfire even higher–it’s a win win with Slash,” said Steven Tyler.

Says Joe Perry: “The writing’s on the wall–Aerosmith and Slash. We’re gonna let rock rule this summer. Catch us if you can.”

Says Slash: “Aerosmith is one of my all time favorite bands, and one of the greatest rock ‘n roll bands of all time. It’s an honor for me to go out & tour with them and keep the rock ‘n roll banner flying high.”

The excitement all started when JOE PERRY took it to the streets with RISK, the famous graffiti artist, last Thursday night for “LET ROCK RULE” and things began ramping up mysteriously when the AEROSMITH logo, and the tour announcement date of 4.8.14, was bombed on various buildings in downtown Los Angeles by JOE PERRY and RISK. Following this, AEROSMITH drummer JOEY KRAMMER stepped up the momentum and went to Downtown Austin with street artist, CHUNK, to continue the “LET ROCK RULE” tagging. It was all first reported by TMZ and the “bombing” has continued every night.

JOE PERRY says, “I have always felt that AEROSMITH was Americas hometown band and what better way than to take matters into our own hands to spread the word.”

Earlier today (April 8) STEVEN TYLER and JOE PERRY revealed–on the Ryan Seacrest radio show–that they would perform a free set to announce the “LET ROCK RULE” tour. AEROSMITH, with a special guest appearance by SLASH, played a roof-raising set for the assembled crowd at the Whisky A Go Go, the historic Los Angeles venue where they performed their first LA gig in 1973.

AEROSMITH’s North American summer dates will follow the band’s overseas dates kicking off May 14 in Istanbul, Turkey and will hit 16 countries including stops in Russia, France, and the U.K. before wrapping July 2 in Kiev, Ukraine.

The North American “LET ROCK RULE” tour dates for AEROSMITH and SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are as follows:

DATE CITY VENUE
Thu 7/10 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
Sun 7/13 Kitchener, ON, Canada McLennan Park
Wed 7/16 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Sat 7/19 Cadott, WI Rock Fest
Tue 7/22 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
**Fri 7/25 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
**Wed 7/30 Inglewood, CA The Forum
Sat 8/2 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Fri 8/8 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys
Wed 8/13 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
Sat 8/16 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
Tue 8/19 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Fri 8/22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Mon 8/25 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Thu 8/28 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
Sun 8/31 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
Wed 9/3 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sat 9/6 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Tue 9/9 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Fri 9/12 Sydney, NS, Canada Open Hearth Park

“**” are tour dates going on sale Saturday, April 12

 

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Pavement Entertainment To Release The Veer Union “Divide The Blackened Sky” Deluxe Editon

TheveerunionposterThe Veer Union will release the Deluxe Edition of Divide “The Blackened Sky” which includes three new songs and re-mastered tracks.

The album will be released on June 10, 2014 through Pavement Entertainment and distributed by MRI/Sony RED.

Frontman Crispin Earl gives us his take on the album,“Divide The Blackened Sky, is a much darker and heavier effort than our previous works. It depicts
all the hard times we have been through over the last couple of years”.

The band will be supporting this effort with a full tour, with a new single and video “Borderline” featuring (Jonny Hetherington) from the band “Art of Dying”.

Look out for a brand new studio album from The Veer Union in 2015

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Bad Company And Lynyrd Skynyrd Return To The Road Together This Summer

Bad-Company1After embarking on one of the most successful summer tours of 2013 together, Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd are back by demand and will team up for ten more co-headline shows this summer.

“We’re looking forward to being out on tour with our friends, Bad Company,” remarked Johnny Van Zant. “Last year was great! If you want to see good rock n roll, come check this out.”

Paul Rodgers shared, “Last year’s tour with our friends in Skynyrd was a fantastic time for all. We’re looking forward to spending ten dates with them and our fans again this summer.”

Skynyrd1The excursion begins on July 10th in Bangor, ME and will end on July 25th in Clarkston, MI. Most tickets will go on sale later this week. For the most up to date information check out both: http://www.lynyrdskynyrd.com/ & http://www.badcompany.com/

The complete itinerary follows:
7/8                   Rama, ON                               Casino Rama (Bad Company Only)
7/10                 Bangor, ME                            Waterfront
7/12                 Mansfield, MA                        Xfinity Center
7/13                 Darien, NY                              Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/15                 Raleigh, NC                             Walnut Creek Amphitheater
7/16                 Charlotte, NC                          PNC Pavilion
7/18                 Philadelphia, PA                      TBD
7/19                 Bristow, VA                            Jiffy Lube Live
7/22                 Cuyahoga Falls, OH                Blossom Music Center
7/23                 Tinley Park, IL                        First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/25                 Clarkston, MI                          DTE Energy Music Theatre
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Coldplay Release Music Video For New Single “Magic”

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Coldplay have revealed the video for their new single, “Magic.” The single is currently available on iTunes.

The video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund, and stars Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as a magician, with Chris Martin doubling up as both her loyal assistant and brutish husband.

“Magic” is taken from Coldplay’s new album, Ghost Stories, which will be released on May 19 on Parlophone/Atlantic Records. The album can be pre-ordered now from iTunes worldwide at itunes.com/coldplay.

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