The 30th anniversary of the release of Def Leppard's Hysteria will be accompanied by a remastered reissue that will be available August 4 in a number of configurations, topped by a Super Deluxe 7 disc version that includes 2 DVDs. Here's a look & listen.
CMAs honor Gregg Allman (6-7-2017)
The annual Country Music Awards show opened Wednesday (6/7) with a host of artists performing Midnight Rider in tribute to Allman Brothers Band co-founding member Gregg Allman. ABB member Derek Trucks delivered a great solo on the rendition that included Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley. HuffingtonPost.com
Garcia's 'Wolf' guitar nets $3.5 million for charity (5-31-2017)
Jerry Garcia's custom made 'Wolf'guitar was auctioned Wednesday (5/31) for $1.6 million during a special event at Brooklyn Bowl that included live sets from Joe Russo's Friends with Benefits. An additional buyer's fee boosted the total paid for the prized instrument to $1.9 million. The $1.6 bid by a multi-millionaire .com marketing Dead Head was matched by an anonymous charity, bringing the total netted by the Southern Poverty Law Center from the instrument's sale to $3.5 million. JamBands.com
Gregg Allman's last live performance was seven months before his death and featured a guest appearance by Billy Gibbons during the Laid Back Festival in Atlanta.
Springsteen joins Steven Van Zandt at Jersey concert (5-27-2017)
Bruce Springsteen attended fellow E Street band guitarist Steven Van Zandt's album release concert at the Count Basie Theater Friday night in New Jersey and joined Van Zandt on stage for versions of Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Can I Get A Witness and I Don't Want To Go Home.
Behind scenes at Buckingham/McVie studio sessions
U2 on Jimmy Kimmel Show (5-23-2017)
U2 dropped in on Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday (5/23) to talk-up their Joshua Tree anniversary tour, denounce the heinous bombing in Manchester and commend the city for being compassionate and defiant, to joke about Bruce Springsteen's advice to them and to deliver a soulful version of I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For and The Little Things That Give U Away.
Roger Waters rehearsal for North American tour (5-21-2017)
About 1,000 lucky fans got invited to sit in on the final rehearsal for Roger Waters and his band before the group embarks on its North American tour. The setting was the Meadowlands IZOD Arena in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday (5/21) and included the full array of production elements fans attending the tour opener will see Friday in Kansas City. In adddition to a slew of Pink Floyd classics, Waters will showcase songs from his new solo album Is This The Life We Really Want on the tour.
King Crimson's cover of Bowie's Heroes
News King Crimson is including a cover of David Bowie's Heroes on an upcoming release had us eager to hear it. Recorded in Berlin during a European tour in 2016, the version sounds freakin' fantastic.
Aerosmith honors Chris Cornell during Far East tour
Steven Tyler learned of Chris Cornell's death while Aerosmith was touring in the Far East. He delivered this powerful tribute to the late Soundgarden front man.
U2 dedicates song to Chris Cornell at Rose Bowl concert (5-20-2017)
Bono paused before U2 did Running to Stand Still at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena Saturday (5/20) and said, 'For The lion that was, Chris Cornell'. Before the Joshua Tree Tour concert began, the massive speaker system cranked out Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun and the crowd of 100,000 responded by lofting cell phone screens in tribute to Cornell.
Warren Haynes plays tribute to Chris Cornell (5-19-2017)
The 4th song of Gov't Mule's Friday (5/19) concert set at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia was Black Hole Sun. It was the first time the Warren Haynes led band had played the Soundgarden song since a 2008 concert. Haynes and the band closed the second set with their first concert performance of Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground, a song that is included on the Mule's new album coming out June 9.