Former UFO and Scorpions guitarist Michael Schenker will perfrom at Buffalo Rose in Golden this Tuesday, April 28.
Schenker's band also features ex-Scorpions members Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass) and the show will feature music from Scorpions, UFO, MSG and selections from Schenker's new album, Spirit on a Mission.
Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the Buffalo Rose box office!
Michael Schenker recently appeared and performed with Metallica's Kirk Hammett on VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" and the full episode can be seen below:
Rufus Taylor, the son of legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor, has been named new drummer of British rockers The Darkness.
Taylor's hiring comes a few days after singer Justin Hawkins announced the departure of drummer Emily Davies in a Facebook post:
"...sad to say our fantastic drummer Emily Dolan Davies is leaving for new projects, and so we part ways with fond farewells. Emily played a huge part in the recording of our new album 'Last of Our Kind' and makes a final appearance in the video for our single 'Open Fire' which is coming to a screen near you soon … Good luck Emily!"
It's Throwback Thursday, so let's go back in time ten years to the Velvet Revolver concert at Magness Arena. The date was April 26, 2005 and I was working for the concert promoter at the time.
One of the advantages of promoting concerts is coordinating the backstage meet and greet with radio contest winners and VIP's. My job was to lay down the ground rules (in this case - no autographs, photos only) and keep the line moving as quickly as possible.
That's the big thing to note about "meeting" rock stars. There's not a lot of quality time for fans to chat and have an adult beverage with a legendary guitarist. In my case, there was no chatting whatsoever. After the contest winners had their photos taken, the promoter staff snuck in for one last quick picture with the band.
I walked right up to Slash, shook his hand and said it was a pleasure to meet him. He literally didn't say a word, didn't nod his head, didn't move a muscle. Just stood there while we took the photo and that was that. With all due respect, I think he may have been under the influence of something. Touring with ex-STP frontman Scott Weiland (nowhere to be seen backstage at this show) must have been stressful and Velvet Revolver broke up shortly after this tour ended.
Not all meet and greets are this uneventful. Many bands/artists are warm and personable, taking as many photos as you ask for and signing anything you put in front of them. So Slash and I aren't best friends now - no biggie. I can stil say I was there - and I have the photo to prove it.
Don Henley is planning to release a country-influenced album Cass County later this year, he's confirmed.
The title comes from the area where Henley grew up.
He tells the Chideo Network: "I've recorded 17 songs and I've been working on it for the last four or five years. It has a country flavor and I intend to record a couple more songs and then we'll start the culling process."
Guitarist Neal Schon recently posted an update on the upcoming new Santana record Santana IV.
He posted these comments on Facebook:
"Wishing a great week to you all. We are wrapping up Santana IV this week!!! Sounds Amazing!!"
"This record is going to take over the world. I just hope management gets it together for us to tour together as I WILL tour with Carlos either way. It's way too happening to not. World domination once again!"
Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott's Rock Icons episode recently aired on VH1 Classic and the full episode is now available to view below:
Rock Icons is a music biography series profiling the most legendary artists in the history of rock music. Each episode includes exclusive interviews with the featured artist and the key people who helped shape their exemplary career, as well as never-before-seen archival footage and photos.
JOE ELLIOTT: Traveling to Dublin, Ireland, Rock Icons meets a man perfectly comfortable celebrating his band's incredible ascent, as well the thing that remains as vital to him as the very air he breathes: music.
AC/DC recently performed at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California and video for "For Those About To Rock" can be seen below:
AC/DC COACHELLA SETLIST:
01. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
02. Shot Down In Flames
03. Back In Black
04. Rock Or Bust
05. Shoot To Thrill
06. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
08. Play Ball
09. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Baptism Of Fire
12. You Shook Me All Night Long
13. Have A Drink On Me
14. Sin City
16. Rock 'N' Roll Train
17. Whole Lotta Rosie
18. Let There Be Rock
19. Highway To Hell
20. For Those About To Rock
Ozzy Osbourne has offered a curt response following Bill Ward's call for an apology to possibly set in motion his return to Black Sabbath.
In a message posted to Facebook, Ward asked for Osbourne to "right wrongs" over what he perceives as "often inaccurate statements about me as a person and as a musician".
In response to Ward's comments, Ozzy has posted the following message on his website:
What the f*** are you on about? I cannot apologize for comments or opinions I may have made about you in the press during Sabbath's "13" album and tour -- physically, you knew you were f***ed. Tony, Geezer and myself didn't think you could have done a two hour set with a drum solo every night, so we made the decision to move on. With Tony's condition we felt that time was not on our side.
Bill, stop this smokescreen about an "unsignable contract" and let's be honest. Deep down inside you knew you weren't capable of doing the album and a 16 month tour. Unfortunately for you, our instincts were correct as you were in hospital several times during 2013. Your last hospitalization was for a shoulder surgery that you now say you've only just recovered from. This would have meant that our world tour would have been canceled. So how is all of this my fault? Stop playing the victim and be honest with yourself and our fans.
Bill, we go back a long way, let's stop this now before it gets out of hand.