Posts Tagged ‘rock and roll’

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Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Howard Jones book Labor Day club show in San Francisco

[tweetmeme] Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey   and Howard Jones will take advantage of a night off for the synthpop-flavored Retro Futura package tour on Monday and perform a last-minute club show together in San Francisco. The two are slated to play Monday night at SF’s Mezzanine; tickets, $25, are available through TicketFly . The Retro Futura tour, which also features Midge Ure, China Crisis and Katrina of Katrina & The Waves, resumes Wednesday in Tempe, Ariz. For Bailey, this summer’s shows mark the first time he’s performed Thompson Twins material in 27 years.

Kate Bush performs first concert in 35 years: Setlist, photos, video of ‘Cloudbusting’

[tweetmeme]It took 35 years for Kate Bush  to follow up her lone tour, but she returned to the stage in London last night for her first full performance since May 14, 1979, performing a highly theatrical, 22-song set that featured nearly all of her classic LP Hounds of Love , the second side of Aerial and a few other selections. It was the first of 22 performances . True to her request that the concerts not be filmed or photographed , there is very little video evidence of the performance online, and the photos that have emerged are mostly official shots or press pictures. Below, we’ve collected a few of those, the full setlist and the best video that has yet emerged: a partial performance of show-closer “Cloudbusting,” via  666MOWZER

Rainbow could rise again says Joe Lynn Turner

Joe Lynn Turner has suggested plans are being made for a Rainbow reunion – even though he’s admitted he’s not allowed to talk about it.

Kinks to reunite.. with or without Dave Davies

Ray Davies has vowed the Kinks will reunite next year – with or without brother Dave.

Kate Bush albums re-enter charts

Kate Bush’s entire catalogue of albums is set to re-enter the charts this weekend after her run of comeback shows began last night.

Slash: Aerosmith have made us a better band

Slash has credited Aerosmith with turning his band into a better outfit during their summer US tour together.

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Nikki & James Michael talk Sixx: AM's "Drive'

‘Sixx: AM covers The Cars on their new album “Modern Vintage”‘

ALS fighter Jason Becker ‘s brave bucket challenge

Guitarist and ALS activist Jason Becker has performed his own version of the ice bucket challenge.

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Nikki & James Michael talk Sixx: AM's "Drive'

‘Sixx: AM covers The Cars on their new album “Modern Vintage”‘

The Wedding Present to reissue first decade’s output in hugely expanded 3CD/1DVD sets

[tweetmeme]More than a year after they were first announced , an impressive set of The Wedding Present reissues will arrive this fall, a campaign that sees the first decade of David Gedge and Co.’s catalog expanded into 3CD/1DVD sets brimming with extras that include non-album singles, B-sides, BBC sessions, live concerts, music videos and much more. Due out Oct. 20 in the U.K. on Demon Music Group’s Edsel imprint, the reissues include the band’s first five albums — 1987′s George Best , 1989′s Bizarro , 1991′s Seamonsters , 1994′s Watusi and 1996′s Saturnalia — plus compilations Tommy (1988) and The Hit Parade (1992-1993) and the Mini EP (1996). All of the titles — including the six-song Mini EP — have been expanded with a second disc of singles and radio session material, a third disc featuring an installment of the band’s live tape series and a DVD with music videos, TV appearances and newly filmed interviews with Gedge about that album.

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Rollins vows to learn from Williams rant

Henry Rollins has vowed to learn from the backlash he caused by saying he couldn’t feel bad for Robin Williams, who committed suicide while suffering severe depression.

Morrissey announces fall European tour in support of his now label-less new album

[tweetmeme]As promised earlier this month , cancellation-prone Morrissey   is returning to the road this fall — he’s just announced 18 new tour dates in Europe this October and November — although that trek now comes in support of an album, World Peace Is None of Your Business , that no longer has a record label or is even available digitally . Via his usual outlet, fansite True To You , Moz announced the confirmed European dates, which open Oct. 6 in Lisbon, Portugal, and include six performances in Italy, plus shows in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Poland before wrapping up Nov. 29 at London’s O2 Arena (see full dates below).

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