The screening will be held at Alice Tully Hall in New York City at 9:15 p.m. ET, and Jarmusch also will take part in the event. Gimme Danger traces the history of the unpredictable and volatile group from its late-1960s formation in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to the present day. The film features new interviews, archival photos and concert footage, and animation and graphics created by artist James Kerr.
Credit: Nels IsraelsonJackson Browne will play a pair of benefit shows during his recently announced U.S. fall acoustic tour, which gets underway on September 29 in Livermore, California, and wraps up October 13 in Boise, Idaho.
The first benefit gig takes place on October 4 at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, California, and will raise funds for Safety Harbor Kids. The nonprofit organization works to improve the lives of homeless children, orphans, foster kids by offering their educational opportunities, such as music and arts programs and tutoring. Tickets for the show will go on sale starting this Friday, August 26, at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketfly.com.
The next night, October 5, Browne will perform at Pomona College's Bridges Auditorium in Claremont, California, and that concert will benefit that city's Folk Music Center Museum. The museum is dedicated to promoting and preserving traditional and contemporary folk music and culture, while also preserving folk instruments. Tickets for that show also go on sale Friday, at 10 a.m. PT, and will be available at the venue's box office, online at Pomona.edu/bridges and the Folk Music Center.
Browne currently is winding down a series of full-band shows in the U.S. that's scheduled through an August 29-30 engagement in San Diego. The folk-rock great also will team up with Spanish flamenco guitarist Raul Rodriguez for a brief tour of Spain in mid-September.
On top of all that, Browne will take part in the Benefit Concert Against Gun Violence with Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn and others on September 25 in New York City.
Here are all of Browne's upcoming U.S. tour dates:
8/24 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre 8/26 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre 8/27 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl 8/29 -- San Diego, CA, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay 8/30 -- San Diego, CA, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay 9/25 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre - Benefit Concert Against Gun Violence 9/29 -- Livermore, CA, Wente Vineyards 10/1 -- San Francisco, CA, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 10/2 -- Grass Valley, CA, Veteran's Memorial Auditorium 10/4 -- Ventura, CA, Majestic Ventura Theater 10/5 -- Claremont, CA, Bridges Auditorium – Pomona College 10/7 -- Tucson, AZ, The Fox Tucson Theatre 10/10 -- Colorado Springs, CO, Pikes Peak Center 10/11 -- Cheyenne, WY, Cheyenne Civic Center 10/13 -- Boise, ID, Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
Courtesy of On the BlueThe next edition of The Moody Blues' fan cruise doesn't take place until January 2018, but the initial lineup of the nautical music fest has just been unveiled. Among the acts slated to join the veteran British rockers on the Moody Blues Cruise 2018 are Dave Mason, Jefferson Starship, Richie Furay, the Alan Parsons Live Project, Little River Band, Ambrosia and The Ides of March.
The fourth installment of the cruise has been subtitled "Sur la Mer" after The Moody Blues' 1988 studio album of the same name, which included the top 30 hit "I Know You're Out There Somewhere." The five-night cruise sets sail from Miami on January 2 and stops at Grand Cayman Island and Cozumel, Mexico, before returning to port on January 7. You can reserve your spot on the trip now by visiting MoodiesCruise.com.
Other artists on the bill include The Strawbs, Caravan, Shawn Phillips, Lighthouse and The Orchestra, which features former members of Electric Light Orchestra. In addition to the many performances, the cruise will offer Q&A sessions and meet-and-greet events. Prior to the journey, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary New Year's Eve concert and party in Miami, and a New Year's Day music and football-watching bash.
Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward says of the seagoing extravaganza, "It's such a great opportunity to have all the fans together. I think the cruises are probably more about the people who love the Moody's music getting together; I think we're kind of incidental to it. I'm looking forward to it; it's always fun. And it's good to be with other artists."
Theo Wargo/FilmMagicFox News Channel's Greg Gutfeld is clearly not a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Gutfield went after the band during the panel show The Five Monday, while showing a video of Chili Peppers bassist Flea with Koko the Gorilla that went viral over the weekend, in which the musician was “teaching” the gorilla to play the instrument.
“As most musicians know, this is a vast improvement over the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the worst band on the planet,” he argued.
Fellow panelist Eric Bolling prodded him, saying, "The producers said you should do this story, and I said no, Gutfeld is going to say the ape is better than Flea."
Gutfeld continued, "The ape is better than Anthony Kiedis. By the way, the ape is 45, which is half the age of Anthony Kiedis. Red Hot Chili Peppers, poor man's Faith No More, don’t ever forget it."
Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis was born November 1, 1962, and is 53 years old. Gutfeld was born September 12, 1964, making him 51.
Bolling didn’t share Gutfeld’s opinion, adding, "I love the Red Hot Chili Peppers, big fan."
Credit: Ross HalfinOver the weekend, Metallica played a one-off show at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. According to drummer Lars Ulrich, that's just the start of the band's touring plans in support of its forthcoming album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct.
"We did 180 shows on the Death Magnetic tour in two-week periods over three years," Ulrich tells Rolling Stone, referring to Metallica's last album. "That's what works for us. We're going to start pretty much full-on touring in January and are looking to figure out what we're doing in North America, but there will definitely be some pretty extensive touring in America."
While they've kept busy with stadium shows and festival performances here and there, Metallica hasn't embarked on a full U.S. arena tour since 2009. Ulrich says the band plans to rectify that next year.
"It's time to come back," he says. "And do some proper penetration of America."
During last weekend's Minneapolis show, Metallica performed the live debut of "Hardwired," the first single from Hardwired...to Self-Destruct. Ulrich says you can expect a number of live songs to be included in upcoming set lists.
"We're itching to play them," he explains. "Right now, every day when we get into the Tuning Room [rehearsal space] we're just playing the new songs. Then we're like, 'Wait, we gotta get out there and play 'Master of Puppets.'"
Hardwired...to Self-Destruct will be released November 18.
Courtesy of AXS TVNeil Young will be featured in a rare in-depth television interview on the first of nine new episodes of AXS TV's program The Big Interview that will air in the coming months. The show, hosted by veteran newsman Dan Rather, will premiere on Tuesday, September 13, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
The folk-rock legend will discuss a wide variety of topics with Rather, including his new environmental-themed live album Earth; his disdain for large corporations, and the damage he feels they're doing to the democratic process; his new high-resolution digital music player, Pono; being stricken with polio as a child; and much more. Neil also shares his thoughts about Prince's death, his work with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and his current collaboration with Promise of the Real, a band that features Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah.
A variety of other music stars also will be featured on upcoming episodes of The Big Interview, including Meat Loaf on September 20, country singer Martina McBride on September 27; Olivia Newton-John on October 4 and Canadian crooner Michael Bublé on October 11.
Prior to the premiere of Young's installment of The Big Interview, AXS TV will host a marathon featuring memorable previous episodes of the show on Saturday, September 10. The programming block will include shows focusing on Frankie Valli at 8 a.m. ET, Crosby, Stills & Nash at 10 a.m., KISS' Gene Simmons at 11 a.m., Sammy Hagar at 2 p.m., Gregg Allman at 3 p.m., John Fogerty at 4 p.m., and Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson at 6 p.m. Preview segments of Young's episode also will be shown during the marathon.
Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesPearl Jam wrapped up its summer headlining tour Monday night with a second show at Chicago's Wrigley Field. In honor of the Windy City sports setting, Eddie Vedder and company played their song "Black, Red, Yellow," which is said to be about the legendary Chicago Bulls teams of the '90s. During the performance, the band was joined on stage by none other than former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman.
At one point during the RodJam collaboration, Vedder jumped into the arms of the six-foot-seven basketball player, and Rodman cradled the musician in his arms like the 13.1 rebounds-per-game he averaged during his career. You can watch fan-recorded footage of the "Black, Red, Yellow" performance now on YouTube.
While Pearl Jam's tour is done, Vedder will perform solo at this weekend's Ohana festival in California, as well as the Global Citizen Festival in September. Meanwhile, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and Matt Cameron will reunite with Chris Cornell for Temple of the Dog's inaugural tour, which kicks off in November.
Courtesy of KPM BerlinDavid Bowie was honored with a commemorative plaque Monday in his one-time home of Berlin, where the late rock legend resided during the late 1970s. According to The Guardian, the bone-china marker was unveiled in Schöneberg district of the German capital, at the site of the apartment Bowie shared with his friend and musical collaborator Iggy Pop from 1976 to 1978.
The porcelain plaque features Bowie's name, his birth and death dates, and explains in German that while he lived at the residence he worked on the albums Low, Heroes and Lodger, known as his "Berlin Trilogy." The marker also features a famous lyrical line from his song "Heroes": "We can be Heroes, just for one day."
Bowie moved to Berlin with the intention of dealing with a drug habit he'd developed while also living more anonymously. The music he created while in the city is considered some of his most experimental and inventive.
The Guardian reports Berlin Mayor Michael Müller was on hand to unveil the plaque, along with hundreds of people who attended the ceremony. Müller commented that Bowie played an important role in promoting Berlin's "sense of being a city of culture, creativity and openness," adding, "David Bowie belongs to Berlin, David Bowie belongs to us."
The German senate immediately signed off on the commemorative plaque, even though a five-year waiting period after a notable figure dies usually is required for such an honor to be approved. Bowie died January 10 of this year.
Ash Newell; Myriam SantosStyx will kick off its 2017 itinerary by joining forces with former Eagles guitarist Don Felder for a five-date residency this January at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The engagement, dubbed "Styx & Don Felder: Renegades in the Fast Lane," will take place on January 6, 7, 11, 13 and 14.
Tickets for the residency will go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 26, at 10 a.m. PT at Venetian.com/StyxFelder. Presale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, August 24, at 10 a.m. PT. Styx and Felder previously performed together during the 2014 Soundtrack of Summer Tour, which also featured Foreigner.
"I have been an admirer of Don Felder's unique gifts as a guitar player for decades," says founding Styx member James "JY" Young. "Finally meeting him and having him on the same bill as us in 2014 was great fun. He's like a long lost brother to me."
Felder adds, "I'm so excited to be sharing the stage at The Venetian with my good friends Styx. This is going to be one 'rocking' 'rocking' city in the U.S."
Meanwhile, as previously reported, Styx will release a video companion to its 2015 concert album Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download on September 2. The performance, which took place in July 2014 during the Soundtrack of Summer tour, features a guest appearance by Felder.
Credit: Adriano ScognamilloCarlos Santana recently announced that around the same time he made Santana IV, the new studio album reuniting most of his band's original members, he began work on another recording project with famed Isley Brothers singer Ronald Isley. Carlos now has shared an update about the latter album's status.
"We just about finished it," he told ABC Radio. "[We recorded] 16 songs in four days, [and] I wish I could see your eyes and your face when you listen to the whole album. It's unbelievable."
Santana also revealed that among the other musicians who contributed to the album were lauded session keyboardist Greg Phillinganes; two current members of his group, including his wife, drummer Cindy Blackman; and guitarist Ernie Isley, Ronald's brother and fellow Isley Brothers band mate.
The project came about after Ronald Isley lent guest vocals to two songs on Santana IV, which was released this past April. Santana IV featured Carlos teaming up with former Santana singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, drummer Michael Shrieve, percussionist Michael Carabello and guitarist Neal Schon for the first time since the early 1970s.
While the musicians have only played a handful of special shows to promote the record so far, Carlos told ABC Radio that he "absolutely" expects to release more new music with his old band mates.
"There's a lot of music that we recorded that needs to be completed," he revealed. "And yes, we had a ball and we plan on definitely doing Santana Five, Six and Seven, hopefully."
First up for Carlos, however, will be a recently reported one-off performance this Wednesday at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with his new jazz-fusion supergroup Mega Nova. The band also features jazz greats Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, as well as Carlos' wife, Cindy.
Lester Cohen/WireImageOn Saturday, Joni Mitchell made her first public appearance since suffering a debilitating brain aneurysm in March of 2015. According to the 72-year-old singer/songwriter's official website, Mitchell attended a concert Saturday night by jazz great Chick Corea at Catalina Bar and Grill in Los Angeles.
A photo taken that evening of Mitchell with Corea, his wife and legendary jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock was posted on Chick's official Facebook page. The pic shows a smiling Joni holding Hancock's hand, as Corea puts his arms around the two other musicians.
Mitchell was hospitalized in March 2015 after suffering an aneurysm and being discovered unconscious at her L.A. home. In June of last year, Joni's friend and conservator Leslie Morris reported that she was speaking and undergoing daily therapy and was expected to make a full recovery.
Credit: Igor VidyashevFormer Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde has shared the video for his single "Sleeping Dogs," which features guest vocals from Slipknot's Corey Taylor. The clip follows a down-on-his-luck man walking down a road as increasingly strange things happen around him. You can watch the "Sleeping Dogs" video now on YouTube.
A version of "Sleeping Dogs" without Taylor appears on Wylde's sophomore solo album, Book of Shadows II, which was released earlier this year. The album arrived 20 years after the release of Wylde's solo debut, 1996's Book of Shadows.
Wylde is currently touring North America in support of Book of Shadows II.
Courtesy of The Bridge SchoolThe lineup has been revealed for the 2016 edition of Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concert, which will include headlining performances by ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters and Metallica, along with Young and his current backing group, Promise of the Real.
The two-day event, which will be held October 22-23 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, also will feature longtime E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren, Dave Matthews, country legend Willie Nelson, Norah Jones and modern rockers My Morning Jacket and Cage the Elephant, among other artists.
Tickets for the event go on sale to the general public at LiveNation.com starting Monday, August 29, at 10 a.m. PT.
The Bridge School Benefit Concert, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is an all-acoustic event organized by Young and his estranged wife, Pegi. The event raises funds for the Bridge School, a facility co-founded by Pegi that helps children with physical impairments and severe communication difficulties.
Guy Prives/RedfernsIf you're not a fan of either of the major party's candidate for president, perhaps you'd consider casting your vote for a genuine shock rocker. Alice Cooper recently -- and perhaps jokingly -- threw his top hat in the ring and launched his own campaign for U.S. president, complete with a special website and merchandise promoting his candidacy.
Billing himself as "A Troubled Man for Troubled Times," Cooper says he's running as The Wild Party's candidate, and has laid out a platform of important goals he hopes to achieve as Leader of the Free World. These include: Getting Brian Johnson back in AC/DC; a snake in every pot; no more pencils, no more books; adding late Motorhead frontman Lemmy to Mount Rushmore; putting Groucho Marx on the $50 bill; banning talking during movies in theater; and banning taking selfies, except on a designated National Selfie Day.
You can check out his full platform at AliceforPresident.com, where you also can buy merch packages that include an "Alice for President" poster, bumper sticker, button and phony billion dollar bill.
In conjunction with his campaign, Cooper has rereleased his 1972 hit "Elected" as a special digital single. The 68-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also is showcasing the song on his current headlining tour. During his performances of the tune, Alice dons a modified Uncle Sam outfit while people dressed as macabre versions of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump come out on stage and proceed to have a no-holds-barred battle before ultimately making out with each other. Watch a recent example of one such performance at Cooper's official YouTube channel.
Cooper's current North American tour continues on Tuesday, August 23, in Houston and is mapped out through an October 30 show in Los Angeles.
Credit: Mark OwensMoody Blues singer/bassist John Lodge is preparing to launch a month-long solo tour of his home country, the U.K., to support his 2015 album, 10,000 Light Years Ago. In advance of the trek, Lodge has released a special single on CD and vinyl that features acoustic versions of the 1972 Moodies hit "Isn't Life Strange" and his song "Simply Magic" from his solo effort.
Lodge tells ABC Radio that he initially made the acoustic recordings as a way to test out how he might present the songs in a live context.
"I went in the studio and recorded 'Isn't Life Strange' and 'Simply Magic'… with just acoustic guitar, flute and cello," he explains. "I wanted to see the results…and I'm really excited."
A limited number of signed copies of the single are available for purchase at Lodge's PledgeMusic page, and he presumably also will be selling the discs at his upcoming U.K. trek, which gets underway September 3 in Stockton-on-Tees and runs through a September 30 concert in Birmingham.
After the solo outing, John will rejoin The Moody Blues for a series of fall U.S. dates, but he tells ABC Radio that eventually he'd also like to mount a solo tour of the States to promote 10,000 Light Years Ago.
"If everything goes well, I hope to bring it to the United States next year," he says. "Because I want to perform these songs off…It's important to me to be able to do that."
Meanwhile, in a new video posted on his official Facebook page, Lodge reveals that besides 10,000 Light Years Ago material, his U.K. shows will feature performances of Moody Blues songs and some tunes from Blue Jays, his 1975 collaborative album with his Moodies band mate Justin Hayward.
ABC/Randy HolmesA new book about Iggy Pop and his proto-punk band The Stooges will arrive just in time for Thanksgiving. Titled Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges/As Told by IggyPop, the book will be released on November 15.
Total Chaos is a compilation of conversations writers Jeff Gold and Johan Kugelberg had with Pop at his Miami home. In these interviews, Pop tells the history of The Stooges in his own words, from the Detroit band's formation in the late '60s to their struggles with substance abuse and music business realities to their reformation almost three decades later.
Total Chaos will be published by ex-White Stripes frontman Jack White's Third Man Books. The book includes commentary by White, Josh Homme and Joan Jett, among others, plus never-before-seen photos.
Earlier this year, Pop released a new album called Post Pop Depression.
Gustavo Caballero/Getty ImagesAfter several years of retirement, Phil Collins is slowly making his way back into the spotlight -- he'll perform later this month at the kickoff of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, for example. But the former Genesis frontman will be shining a light on his personal life this October, when he releases his autobiography.
Phil tells The New York Times that the book, titled Not Dead Yet, will detail his three failed marriages, as well as the drinking problem he developed after he split with his third wife and retired. "I was left with this huge void. I didn't want to work because I wanted to be with the kids, but the kids weren’t there anymore," Phil tells the Times.
"You start drinking, and then you start drinking too much. Then it physically hurts you," he adds. "I came very close to dying at that point. I’m being honest about that."
Phil's also honest about the physical ailments that have kept him from making music the past few years. His right foot is numb as a result of back surgery, and his left hand is affected by nerve problems that keep him from playing the drums. However, he's determined to make new music.
"I've got a little studio...and at some point, I will turn it on and start fooling around," he tells The Times. "That day is getting closer. I think about it a lot -- I've got a lot of lyrical ideas, but I keep putting it off."
In his absence, Phil's solo work has been reissued, and is now being critically re-evaluated. Formerly a "whipping boy for the '80s," as he puts it, the singer says it's "fantastic" that after the reissues came out, "people were able to say, 'I re-looked at this, and it's better than I thought.'”
Courtesy of OWN: Oprah Winfrey NetworkSammy Hagar discusses the status of his notoriously contentious relationship with former Van Halen band mate Eddie Van Halen on the next episode of the OWN series Oprah: Where Are They Now?, which premieres tonight at 10 p.m. ET./9 p.m. CT.
The Red Rocker, who parted ways with Van Halen after a volatile 2004 reunion trek, says he's no longer is holding on to bad feelings about his time the famous hard-rock group and now "just want(s) to be friends."
"The whole Van Halen issue, I've really put that behind me and I'm proud of what we did," Hagar says in a preview clip of the show. "I've decided, forgive and forget. I ain't looking for nothing from nobody."
He also maintains that he isn't interested in getting back in the band. "That's work. No, no, no, I don't want to do that," he declares. "I just want to be friends. I want to say I'm sorry of anything I said bad about you."
Hagar kicks off a run of late-summer dates with his current group The Circle on Wednesday, August 24, in Tulalip, Washington. The band features Sammy's good friend and founding Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, one-time Led Zeppelin drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson of Hagar's longtime backing group The Wabos. Hagar also will be playing with The Circle at the 2016 edition of his annual birthday bash, scheduled for October 7, 9, 11 and 13 at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Ed Miles/Nonesuch Records; Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesLed Zeppelin's Robert Planthas joined the star-studded lineup of musicians who will help former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman celebrate his 80th birthday at a special concert this fall in London. "Bill Wyman's 80th Birthday Gala" will take place October 28 at the Indigo at the O2 venue as part of the 2016 edition of the U.K.'s annual BluesFest London.
Wyman and his longtime group The Rhythm Kings will headline the show, which also will feature Mark Knopfler, Simply Red frotnman Mick Hucknall, Bob Geldof, and Imelda May, as well as many yet-to-be-announced guests. The concert will include performances of songs that have influenced Wyman throughout his life.
Bill, who was a member of The Rolling Stones from 1962 to 1993, will celebrate his actual 80th birthday on October 24.
Blackened RecordingsThis week, Metallica offered the first taste of its forthcoming album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct in the form of a thrashy, three-minute song called "Hardwired." By Metallica's standards, the track is relatively simple -- a characteristic that drummer Lars Ulrich says extends to the rest of the album.
"Most of the songs are simpler," Ulrich tells Rolling Stone. "We introduce a mood and we stick to it, rather than songs we've done where one riff happens and we go over here and then over there and becomes a journey through all these different soundscapes. The songs are more linear."
That direction was in part inspired by Metallica's 1983 album Kill 'Em All, which the band revisited when they performed it in full during the 2013 Orion festival, and again when they reissued the album this year.
"[Kill 'Em All] had its own thing with the speed, but it's simpler -- the songs are longer but not quite as progressive," says Ulrich. "It's a world all its own. And I think there are some elements of that that rubbed off into [Hardwired...to Self-Destruct]. I'd say there's a trace of residue from rediscovering Kill 'Em All that crept into the songwriting."
Hardwired...to Self-Destruct will be released November 18.