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October 22
  • ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill has come down with a stomach ailment that has forced the Texas trio to scrap the remaining dates on the 2017 Tonnage tour. The group hopes to work all 18 of the cancelled dates into its 2018-2019 schedule.  The exact nature of the problem was not addressed in the band's notification to fans, which just said Hill neededd to '"ay low for the next few weeks"

     

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  • The list of limited edition releases for the 11/24/2017 fall Record Store Day is impressive. Here are the highlights of ones most likely to be of interest to ROCKinsights readers...

    Anthrax - Carry On Wayward Son (lp)

    Chuck Berry - The London Sessions (lp)
    Blue Oyster Cult - Rarities Vol 1 (lp)
    Byrds - You Movin'/Boston (single)

    Cheap Trick - Christmas Christmas (lp)

    Gary Clark Jr. - Come Together(12" vinyl)

    Dimebag Darrell - The Hitz (lp)
    Doors - Absolutely Live (douple lp)
    Steve Earle - El Corazon (lp)
    Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales - Side Trips (double lp)
    Grateful Dead - Grateful Dead Records Collection (lp)

    Wake Of The Flood, From the Mars Hotel, Blues For Allah, Steal Your Face
    John Lee Hooker - Black Night Is Dalling (lp)
    Greg Lake - I Believe in Father Christmas (10" single)
    Ziggy Marley - Love Is My Religion (lp)

    Dave Matthews - Live at Luther College (lp)

    Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime (7" single)

    Willie Nelson - Spirit (lp)
    Willie Nelson - Yesterday's Wine (lp)

    Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris - Live 1973 (lp)

    Iggy Pop - New Values (lp)
    Procol Harum - The One & Only One (10" vinyl)

    Queen - We Are The Champions (12" vinyl)
    Raspberries - Pop Art Live (lp)

    Otis Redding - Live in Europe (lp)
    Lou Reed & Kris Kristofferson - Bottom Line (interviews with Vin Scelsa)

    Rush - Closer To The Heart (7" vinyl)

    Son Volt - Ballymena (EP)

    Southside Johnny - Detour Ahead (lp)
    Roger Taylor - Journey's End (12" vinyl)

    Toto - Hold The Line/Alone (10" picture disc)
    Twisted Sister - A Twisted Christmas (lp)

    Utopia - P.O.V. (12" vinyl)
    Neil Young - Harvest Moon (double lp)

    Frank Zappa - Lumpy Gravy/Primordial (12" vinyl)

     

     

     

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  • No matter how many times people ask the question, the answer remains the same; Robert Plant has zero interest in joining Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones on stage to perform a set of Led Zeppelin songs.  The front man man made that clear yet again to the Daily Telegraph when talking with the publication about his most recent solo album. As he put it this time afround, 'You can't ever really go back.  It's tough enough repeating yourself with something that's a year old, never mind 49 years old. I've got to keep moving.'  The last time the trio of survivng members of the group played together was in 2007 at London's 02 arena, a performance released as Celebration Day in 2012.

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  • Tom Petty's funeral was held Monday  (10/16) in Los Angeles. The family and close friends only ceremony was conducted at the same site fellow Traveling Wilbury George Harrison's was held.  One of Tom's daighters shared some photos taken at the event on Instagram.

     

     

     

    The dark of the sun we will stand together????

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  • Bob Seger's new solo album was recorded in appreciation of several of the artists he considers  to have had a major influence on him. I Knew You When includes song by or about Leonard Cohen, Glenn Frey, Lou Reed and others.  It is due November 17.

     

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  • Roger Daltrey says the time is right for him to put his storied life and career in the Who into book form.  The charismatic lead singer plans to have his memoire published next fall.  Speaking of the undertaking, Daltrey said 'It's taken three years to unpack the events of my life, to remember who did what when and why, to separate the myths from the reality, to unravel what really happened at the Holiday Inn on Keith Moon's 21st birthday.'  Given the volume of legendary tales about Who tours, it is bound to be a fascinating read.

     

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  • Jukebox Hero: The Musical will use the that song and others from the group to tell the story of who the boy '...standing in the rain' without a ticket to a sold out show was and later became.  Set in a blue collar  town in Pennsylvania with shrinking jobs and growing despair, the production is set to debut in Calgary with premier performances August 10-12.  The show includes 16 Foreigner songs, among them, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded and Waiting For A Girl Like You.  Guitarist Mick Jones says, 'I am so proud that these songs will now be reinterpreted for stage, and am honored by the team that is helping to bring this music to life.'

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  • Bruce Springsteen opened his multi-month residency on Broadway last week.  In addition to developing the concept of how those performances will be staged, Bruce spent time during recent months finishng up a new solo album.  Talking with Variety, Bruce says he resisted going political on the next album, saying he '...got a lot of what I had to say in that vein on Wrecking Ball.'  He calls the new one more of a 'singer-songwriter' release influenced by artists like Jimmy Webb, Glen Campbell and Burt Bacharach.  No release date has been set.

     

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  • Close to 100,000 strong, Florida Gators football fans joined in singing I Won't Back Down in tribute to Tom Petty in his hometown of Gainsville.

     

     

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  • The Rock Hall Of Fame has introduced a ballot that includes 18 bands or artists in contention for induction in 2018.

    Leading the list of nominees (in our opinion) are Dire Straits the Moody Blues, Judas Priest, Bon Jovi, The Cars and the J. Geils Band.  Also included are Depeche Mode, Rage Against The Machine, the Zombies, the MC5, Radiohead, Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan, Te Meters, Eurthymics, LL Cool J, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Kate Bush.

     

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  • The last venue Tom Petty played on his final tour was a close to home tour closing date at the Hollywood Bowl.  It took place on September 25, one week before the heart attack that took his life. The encore included a rollicking version of one of his relatively recent songs, followed by the one that introduced him to most of his legions of long time fans.

     

     

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  • Bob Seger's Runaway Train tour has been derailed by a bum vertebrae.  The veteran Detroit Rocker's web site posted notification that remaining dates on the tour are off on "doctor's orders" while Bob gets the matter tended to.  Seger himself commented, "I'm so disappointed to have to suspend the tour as the band is on a great roll.  It's a privilege to play for our amazing fans.  Hoping to be back out on the road very soon."  Indications are that Bob plans to reschedule the 19 dates between September 30 and November 17 getting knocked off the schedule.

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  • Tom Petty was stricken by a major heart attack at his Malibu home in the early hours of Monday (10/2) and was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica where tests indicated that his brain showed no activity and the decision was made not to continue life support measures.  Numerous usually relaible sources incorrectly interprpreted that as meaning Petty had passed away, but he did not die until Monday evening.  Official word came from his long time manager, Tony Dimitriades, who said that Tom "...died peacefully at 8:40pm (Pacific Time)) surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends".

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  • Although nothing addressing his condition appeared on his web site as of this writing, reports were circulating that CBS news had apparently confirmed that Tom Petty died Sunday night after being rushed to UCLA Medical center in Santa Monica.  TMZ had reported that the 66 year-old Petty had been found in full cardiac arrest and was transported to the hospital where tests indicated that his brain showed no activity and the decision was made not to continue life support measures.  Official confirmation that Petty had died has not come as of 5pm Eastern time Monday, but he may be clinging to life under a do-not-resussitate protocol.
    This hearbreaking news for Heartbreaker fans comes as Tom and the band were coming off triumphant and critically acclaimed concerts at the Hollywood Bowl just days ago.  While many of his contemporaries settled for doing 'victory lap' tribute concerts that paled in comparrison with shows they did in their prime, Petty continued to pour everything into his shows, often surprising fans with archive tracks and outstanding covers of unexpected titles written by others. 
    He was as big a fan as he was an artist.

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Noteworthy Then
  • 1920 Timothy Leary born…   1945 Mountain’s Leslie West born…   Rascals Eddie Brigati born…   1964 EMI rejects the High Numbers, the group soon to become the Who…  1965 Rolling Stones release Get off of My Cloud, Who release My Generation…   1976 Who play last concert with Keith Moon in Toronto…   1977 Queen We Will Rock You…   1984 Paul McCartney releases Give My Regards To Broad Street… 

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  • Manfred Mann (Lubowitz) born…   1941 Steve Cropper born…   1957 Toto’s Steve Lukather born…   1961 Bob Dylan records first album in one day…    1970 Bob Dylan releases New Morning…    1975 Elton John awarded star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame…   2006 Rock Hall Of Fame opens Clash exhibit…   2008 Perception, Doors box set released…   2008 Who open 10 date US tour at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan   2010 Steven Tyler sings National Anthem before Bruins home opener in Boston   2010 Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden pilots Liverpool soccer team flight to game in Naples, Italy...  2014 Allman Brothers open last concert series as a band at the Beacon Theatre in New York...

     

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  • Engineer Tom Dowd born…   1945 Ten Years After’s Ric Lee born…   1953 Tom Petty born…   1973 Steve Miller Band releases The Joker… John Lennon releases Wedding Album…   1976 Led Zeppelin movie The Song Remains The Same premiers in London…   1977 Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, his sister, Cassie, and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s road manager killed when tour plane crashes in Mississippi…   1979 Bob Dylan plays Saturday Night Live…   1990 Steve Miller Band does Special Olympics benefit concert at Cotton Bowl in Texas…   1998 Aerosmith releases A Little South of Sanity, Black Sabbath releases Reunion…   2008 AC/DC releases Black Ice… 

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  • Peter Tosh born…   1945 Doobie Brothers Patrick Simmons born…   1966 Yardbirds arrive in US for first tour…      1971 Keith Godchaux does his first concert with the Grateful Dead…   1973 David Bowie releases Pin Ups…   1974 Who release Odds & Sods…   1979 Journey releases Evolution…   1993 Rush releases Counterparts…   2004 John Mellencamp releases Words & Music…   2005 Bono has lunch with George W Bush at the White House…   2007 Deborah Santana files for divorce after 34 years of marriage to Carlos Santana…   2009 ZZ Top releases Double Down Live DVD…   2010 Leon Russell & Elton John release The Union…
     

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  • 1949 REO Speedwagon’s Gary Richrath born…   1952 Lee Michaels & Doobie Brothers Keith Knudson born…   1966 Concert debut for the Jimi Hendirx Experience in Paris…   1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono arrested on marijuana… charges in London apartment   1968 Led Zeppelin’s London concert debut   1974 Rolling Stones release It’s Only Rock N’ Roll…   1975Paul Simons hosts the second Saturday Night Live…   1986 Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie marries Portuguese composer…   1989 Axl Rose quits Guns N Roses during LA concert…  2009 Aerosmith does first concert since Steven Tyler fell off stage during South Dakota concert in August…

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  • 1968 Ziggy Marley born…   1969 Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner arrested on marijuana charges in Hawaii…   1969 Led Zeppelin II released, band opens US tour at Carnegie Hal…   1973 Keith Richards banned from France for 2 years because of drug arrest during 1971 party in Nice…   1991 John Mellencamp collapses during radio interview in Seattle…   1994 Bob Dylan makes unannounced appearance with Grateful Dead at Madison Square Garden concert…   1995 Sting's accountant convicted of stealing millions from him…   2005 Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa join U2 in Philadelphia for a version of People Get Ready…   2006 Aerosmith releases Devil's Got A New Disguise…    2009 Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa join Southside Johnny at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park…

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  • 1943 BTO's Fred Turner born…   1947 Grateful Dead's Bob Weir born…   1953 Rainbow's Tony Carey born…   1972 Press release announces breakup of Creedence Clearwater Revival…   1992 Bob Dylan 30th anniversary concert in New York features Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, George Harrison and Neil Young…   1995 Paul McCartney and Allen Ginsberg appear together at Royal Albert Hall…   2005 Queen does first US date with Paul Rogers…   2007 Neil Young releases Chrome Dreams II…   2008 Bruce Springsteen & Billy Joel do benefit concert for Barack Obama in New York City…   2015 Phil Lesh reveals he is fighting bladder cancer...

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