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Ozzy Osbourne Announces Additional Dates On North American “No More Tours 2”

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Additional Dates On North American “No More Tours 2”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has announced additional North American tour dates for 2019.  For these shows, OSBOURNE will be backed by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar),Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards), with Megadeth supporting for the entire North American run.

Tickets for the 2019 North American “NO MORE TOURS 2” shows go on sale to the general public starting Friday, November 9 at 10:00 AM local time at LiveNation.com and through the Live Nation app.  Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, November 6 at 10:00AM (local time)until Thursday, November 8 at 10:00 PM (local time) through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

The “NO MORE TOURS 2” tour launched in May 2018 in Santiago, Chile for solo shows in three countries followed by a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances.  A North American tour followedkicking off August 30 in Allentown, PA, with the final four shows of that leg of the tour postponed for OZZY to recover from an infection.  Those four shows–Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas–will now conclude the 2019 dates. Tickets for these rescheduled dates are on sale now at LiveNation.com. The trek will also include a newly announced June 11 stop at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Prior to his 2019 dates, OZZY will headline a special New Year’s Eve OZZFEST spectacular at the Forum in Los Angeles.

On his upcoming farewell world tour, produced by Live Nation, OSBOURNE will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968).  This tour, expected to take OZZY around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows in the future.  Throughout his career, OZZY has sold more than 100 million records.

This will mark the first time Megadeth will join OSBOURNE for a full tour, although they have performed together previously at OZZFEST and other festivals around the world.  Megadethburst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Metal Performance” for the title track of their fifteenth studio album Dystopia, 11 additional GRAMMY® nominations, a SILVER CLIO for their Dystopia campaign and scored five consecutive platinum albums-including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.

North American Tour dates:

May 29 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
May 31 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
June 02 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 04 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center 
June 08 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium 
June 11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden 
June 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion 
June 15 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion 
June 18 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre 
June 20 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre 
June 22 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena 
June 26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 
June 28 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center 
June 30 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena 
July 04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest 
July 06 – St. Paul MN @ Xcel Energy Center 
July 09 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place 
July 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena 
July 13 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome 
July 16 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center 
July 18 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center 
July 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena 
July 23 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre 
July 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion 
July 27 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre 
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

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Rock Legends KISS Announce Dates For ‘End Of The Road Tour’

Rock Legends KISS Announce Dates For ‘End Of The Road Tour’

After an epic and storied 45 year career that launched an era of rock n roll legends, KISS announced that they will launch their final tour ever in 2019, appropriately named END OF THE ROAD. The initial announcement was made a month ago on NBC’s America’s Got Talent which sent the internet into overdrive with fans hoping their city would get one final KISS show. The band announced today the first set of dates and cities in North America, produced by Live Nation. International markets were also announced simultaneously today. Tour itinerary detailed below; KISS will be offering VIP experiences and special KISS Army fan presales.

KISS Meet & Greet Experiences will be available beginning Tuesday, October 30th at 10am local time through kissonline.com. KISS Army fan club presales will begin Wednesday October 31st  at 10 am local time also through www.kissonline.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the End of the Road World Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, October 31 at 12:00pm local time until Thursday, November 1 at 10:00pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets to the general public will go on sale starting Friday, November 2 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock n roll.  The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have said this tour is devoted to the millions of KISS Army fans.

“All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in… Unapologetic and Unstoppable,” said KISS.

‘END OF THE ROAD’ TOUR ITINERARY

Date City Venue
January 31, 2019 Vancouver, BC, Canada Rogers Arena
February 1, 2019 Portland, OR Moda Center
February 2, 2019 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
February 4, 2019 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
February 7, 2019 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
February 8, 2019 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
February 9, 2019 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
February 12, 2019 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
February 13, 2019 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
February 15, 2019 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
February 16, 2019 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
February 19, 2019 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
February 20, 2019 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
February 22, 2019 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
February 23, 2019 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
February 26, 2019 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
February 27, 2019 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
March 1, 2019 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
March 2, 2019 Chicago, IL United Center
March 4, 2019 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
March 6, 2019 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
March 7, 2019 Omaha, NE CHI Health Center Omaha
March 9, 2019 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
March 10, 2019 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center
March 12, 2019 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
March 13, 2019 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
March 16, 2019 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
March 17, 2019 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
March 19, 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada Bell Centre
March 20, 2019 Toronto, ON, Canada Scotiabank Arena
March 22, 2019 Long Island, NY NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Coliseum
March 23, 2019 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
March 26, 2019 Boston, MA TD Garden
March 27, 2019 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
March 29, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
March 30, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
April 2, 2019 Quebec City, QC, Canada Videotron Centre
April 3, 2019 Ottawa, ON, Canada Canadian Tire Centre
April 6, 2019 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
April 7, 2019 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
April 9, 2019 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
April 11, 2019 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
April 12, 2019 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
April 13, 2019 Birmingham, AL BJCC

 

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Gene Simmons’ ’27: The Legend & Mythology Of The 27 Club’ To Receive October Release!

Gene Simmons’ ’27: The Legend & Mythology Of The 27 Club’ To Receive October Release!

27: THE LEGEND AND MYTHOLOGY OF THE 27 CLUB, the inaugural release of the new SIMMONS BOOKS series, is Simmons’ witty, insightful, and no-BS take on the myth, and the actual people, that make up the “27 club”—the ground-breaking musicians, artists, and celebrities who died at the age of twenty-seven, frozen in the collective consciousness at the zenith of their creative output.

The summer of 1969 was a momentous one in modern history. It was a season punctuated with change. Apollo 11 landed on the moon, thousands of young fans flocked to rock ‘n’ roll festivals like Woodstock and the controversial Altamont Freeway concert, the Manson Family cult were on a high-profile killing spree, and the first uprisings that would become the Stonewall Riots began. It was an electric summer of violent endings, new beginnings, and social unrest.

It was also the summer that a myth was born–beginning with the tragic, untimely death of Rolling Stones founder, Brian Jones. The world soon lost two more huge music stars: Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Not only did losing these three beacons of music culture seem to signal the end of a musical era, it also felt like a foreboding sign; they had all died at exactly the same age. All three had lost their lives at the pinnacle of their creative output, and all three were exactly 27 years old.

People have speculated that there could be a dastardly lineage, from the poisoning of blues pioneer Robert Johnson in 1938, through these icons of the 60s, and more recently to rebel chanteuse Amy Winehouse’s death from alcohol poisoning in 2011. Could it be a twisted fate that the world’s very best creative souls come to early, often violent, deaths at just 27 years old? Over time, this idea began to be known as, “the 27 club,” and it has persisted in the public imagination.

In 27: The Legend & Mythology Of The 27 Club, rock ‘n’ roll icon Gene Simmons takes a deep dive into the life stories of these legendary figures, without giving credence to the romanticized idea that being in the “club” is somehow a perverse privilege. Simmons wills us to acknowledge the extraordinary lives, not the sensational deaths, of the musicians and artists who left an indelible mark on the world.

About The Author:
Gene Simmons is the co-founder of KISS–America’s #1 Gold Record Award Winning Group Of All Time, In All Categories (RIAA), Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees since 2014, and 45 years strong as one of rock’s most influential bands. With KISS, Simmons has recorded 44 albums and sold over 100 million records worldwide, and the band continues to sell out stadium tours today. Simmons is also a bestselling author, boasting New York Times bestsellers Me, Inc. and On Power among others, and has founded a number of hugely successful businesses, including the restaurant chain Rock & Brews.  

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Monster Magnet Announces Dates For North American Tour

Monster Magnet Announces Dates For North American Tour

Monster Magnet

March of 2018 saw the release of the latest MONSTER MAGNET masterpiece “Mindfucker” (Order and Stream The Album) on Napalm Records.  Following three exclusive Northeastern US shows, the band headed across the pond for a European headline tour.  Now they are ready to return to North America for a full headline tour this Fall.

The band will hit the road in North America on September 28th in Toronto, ON.  The tour will run through October 28th in Boston, MA.  Support on the tour will come from Electric Citizen and Dark Sky Choir. A complete list of dates can be found below.

A message from MM frontman Dave Wyndorf:
“Can’t wait to hit North America with the MINDFUCKER tour!   Warning: This is REAL ROCK music, made loud to be played loud!  A Monster Magnet show is a face melting celebration of electric madness made all the better and fueled to peak intensity by the attendance of excitable human beings.  Hope you’re part of that equation!  See you soon!

Monster Magnet On Tour:
9/28: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
9/29: Pontiac, MI @ The Emerald Theatre
9/30: Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival*
10/2: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/3: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
10/5: Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
10/6: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/8: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10/9: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/10: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/12: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
10/13: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival*
10/15: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/16: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
10/17: Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
10/19: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
10/20: Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
10/21: Houston, TX @ White Oak (Upstairs)
10/23: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/24: Nashville, TN @ Basement East
10/26: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
10/27: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
10/28: Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

*Festival Appearance

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Guns N’ Roses Debuts Previously Unseen Video For “It’s So Easy”

Guns N’ Roses Debuts Previously Unseen Video For “It’s So Easy”

Geffen/UMe continues its celebration for the release of Guns N’ Roses’ forthcoming Appetite For Destruction reissues with the debut of the original, newly discovered video for “IT’S SO EASY.”

Filmed live in 1989 at the infamous Cathouse, “IT’S SO EASY” was never completely finished and has remained in the vaults, unseen and unreleased. The footage was recently uncovered for inclusion in the box set and has been digitally restored in 4K UHD from 16mm film transfers with the original conceptual scenes edited back in with the live footage, just as the band had originally intended.

IT’S SO EASY” can be viewed below!

In addition to “IT’S SO EASY,” Geffen/UMe will also officially roll out Guns N’ Roses’ 14 seminal music videos spanning the band’s career all in newly upgraded 1080p HD pillarbox video. “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Paradise City,” “Patience” and two versions of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” will also feature newly remastered stereo audio.

Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. They went on to captivate the entire world with the July 21, 1987 release of Appetite For Destruction, which remains the best-selling U.S. debut album ever, moving over 30 million copies globally. Appetite features such indelible tracks such as the No. 1 single “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Nightrain,” and “Paradise City.”

The band’s ongoing success of the ‘Not In This Lifetime’ worldwide tour has elevated it to the 4th spot on the list of the most successful tours in music history, from its first two years alone – with no sign of slowing down. The next leg of the highly successful and anticipated World Tour continues in Europe in June & July 2018 and from what we hear, onto the fall.

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Guns N’ Roses Release Previously Unseen Music Video For “It’s So Easy”

Guns N’ Roses Release Previously Unseen Music Video For “It’s So Easy”

In celebration of the forthcoming Appetite For Destruction reissues, due out on June 29th, today the band released a previously unseen music video for “It’s So Easy,” available to watch now exclusively on Apple Music HERE.

Filmed live in 1989 at the infamous Cathouse, “It’s So Easy” was never completely finished and remained in the vaults, unseen and unreleased. The footage was recently uncovered for inclusion in the box set and has been digital restored in 4K UHD from 16mm film transfers with the original conceptual scenes edited back in with the live footage, just as the band had originally intended.

Released on July 21, 1987, Appetite For Destruction remains the best-selling U.S. debut album ever, selling over 30 million copies globally.

Click HERE to watch Guns N’ Roses’ 15 seminal videos spanning the band’s career, in newly upgraded 1080p HD video.

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Guns N’ Roses Unveil Plans For Massive  ‘Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition’ Box Set

Guns N’ Roses Unveil Plans For Massive ‘Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition’ Box Set

On June 29, Geffen/UMe celebrates one of rock’s most important bands, Guns N’ Roses, with the release of Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition box set. Commemorating the band’s highly influential album debut Appetite For Destruction, thislavish box set is the ultimate GnFnR fan’s dream fulfilled.

Appetite will also be released in concurrent multiple configurations, Appetite For Destruction will be made available in a 4CD/1Blu-ray Audio Super Deluxe Edition with a 96 page book featuring unreleased photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive, a 2CD Deluxe Edition, 2LP 180-gram heavyweight vinyl edition, 1 CD remaster, and digital download/streaming equivalents.

Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. They went on to captivate the entire world with the July 21, 1987 release of Appetite For Destruction, which remains the best-selling U.S. debut album ever, moving over 30 million copies globally. Appetite features such indelible   tracks such as the No. 1 single “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Nightrain,” and “Paradise City.”

Housed in a custom 12x12x12-inch solid-wood box that’s wrapped in faux-leather and sports embossed, instantly identifiable artwork with a hand-sculpted and hand-painted 3D cross on its front doors, the Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition is clearly the one true GN’R Holy Grail. The box encapsulates all content being offered to fans and more, including the Super Deluxe Edition, as well as first-time benchmarks of the album itself being newly remastered from the original stereo analog tapes, 12 remastered tracks compiled from of-era EPs and B-sides, 25 unreleased demos from a 1986 Sound City recording session, and a pair of unreleased tracks from recording sessions by Appetite’s producer Mike Clink: “Shadow Of Your Love” recorded December 1986, one month before the album sessions, as a trial recording session which resulted in Clink getting the producer gig; and “Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)” which was from the GN’R Lies sessions.

Additional highlights of the unreleased audio include the first two work-in-progress recording attempts of the 1991 epic masterpiece “November Rain” which was originally penned as the ballad for Appetite, covers of songs like Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” Aerosmith’s “Mama Kin,” twodistinctly different recordings of the Rolling Stones’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (one electric, one acoustic) and two never finished tracks/jams “The Plague” and “New Work Tune.”

On the vinyl front, the original Appetite For Destruction album has been broadened to 2LPs for the first time, including expanded gatefold jacket art and a limited-edition foil printed plastic slipcase. The music itself is being presented on three sides only for maximum audio fidelity, with the fourth side featuring a vinyl Hologroove Hologram of the band’s iconic logo. Seven 7-inch singles are also included: the five original singles from the album, plus one for “Patience” and a new song, the aforementioned “Shadow Of Your Love.” All of the bonus tracks appearing on 12-inch vinyl will only be available in the Locked N’ Loaded Edition box including a reissue of the band’s first EP Live ?!?@ Like A Suicide.

The Blu-ray Audio disc contains the 12 tracks from the original album as newly mixed in glorious 96kHz 24-bit 5.1 surround sound from the original multi-tracks by legendary producer Elliot Scheiner(Steely Dan, Eagles), plus 5 bonus tracks mixed in 5.1 surround sound by both Scheiner and Frank Filipetti (Billy Joel, Elton John). Additionally, the Blu-ray includes four iconic GN’R music videos that have been newly sync’d to both remastered stereo audio and new 5.1 surround sound mixes, plus a brand-new video for “It’s So Easy” that was shot in 1989 by the band but was never completely finished — until now in 4K HD from 16mm film transfers.

Exclusive collectibles inside the box include a dozen 12×12-inch lithos of new illustrations visualizing each Appetite track, 5 custom buttons with various band logos, 5 custom hand-sculpted metal-cast band skull face rings, 5 custom hand-sculpted metal-cast band skull face lapel pins, a replica of the band’s first stage banner from the ‘85/’86 club days, a bandana, a 2-inch collector’s coin with unique imagery stamped on both sides, 2 24×36-inch wall posters, a 12×24-inch Robert Williams painting litho, 5 never-before-seen band lithos, 6 replica gig flyers, 3 replicas of classic show ticket stubs, two temporary tattoo sheets featuring life-size tattoos of the band members’ tats, 6 iron-on stitched patches, 5 metal-stamped guitar picks of the band skull faces with stamped signatures on the back, a turntable mat, a microfiber vinyl cleaning cloth, a 7-inch large-hole custom adapter, and finally, a 32gb metal-cast USB stick with 192kHz/24-bit, 96kHz/24-bit, and 44.1kHz/16-bit uncompressed audio files of all of the tracks included on the 4 CDs.

 

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GUNS N’ ROSES – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: LOCKED N’ LOADED EDITION BOX SET

[4CD, 1 Blu-ray, 7 12-inch LPs, 7 7-inches, Hardbound Book, Ephemera box set]

 

CD 1 – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: REMASTERED

1. Welcome To The Jungle

2. It’s So Easy

3. Nightrain

4. Out Ta Get Me

5. Mr. Brownstone

6. Paradise City

7. My Michelle

8. Think About You

9. Sweet Child O’ Mine

10. You’re Crazy

11. Anything Goes

12. Rocket Queen

 

CD 2 – B-SIDES N’ EPS: REMASTERED

1. Reckless Life

2. Nice Boys

3. Move To The City (Live)

4. Mama Kin

5. Shadow Of Your Love (Live)

6. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version)

7. Patience

8. Used To Love Her

9. You’re Crazy

10. It’s So Easy (Live)

11. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Live)

12. Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)

 

CD 3 – 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION

Previously unreleased

1. Welcome To The Jungle (1986 Sound City Session)

2. Nightrain (1986 Sound City Session)

3. Out Ta Get Me (1986 Sound City Session)

4. Paradise City (1986 Sound City Session)

5. My Michelle (1986 Sound City Session)

6. Think About You (1986 Sound City Session)

7. You’re Crazy (1986 Sound City Session)

8. Anything Goes (1986 Sound City Session)

9. Rocket Queen (1986 Sound City Session)

10. Shadow Of Your Love (1986 Sound City Session)

11. Heartbreak Hotel (1986 Sound City Session)

12. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986 Sound City Session)

 

CD 4 – 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION N’ MORE

Previously unreleased

1. Shadow Of Your Love

2. Move To The City (1986 Sound City Session)

3. Ain’t Goin’ Down No More (Instrumental Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

4. The Plague (1986 Sound City Session)

5. Nice Boys (1986 Sound City Session)

6. Back Off Bitch (1986 Sound City Session)

7. Reckless Life (1986 Sound City Session)

8. Mama Kin (1986 Sound City Session)

9. New Work Tune (1986 Sound City Session)

10. November Rain (Piano Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

11. Move To The City (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

12. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

13. November Rain (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

14. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Acoustic Version- 1986 Sound City Session)

15. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)

 

DISC 5 – BLU-RAY AUDIO

96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound & Remastered Stereo

5.1 Surround Sound mixed by *Elliot Scheiner and **Frank Filipetti

Previously unreleased

 

APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION*

1. Welcome To The Jungle

2. It’s So Easy

3. Nightrain

4. Out Ta Get Me

5. Mr. Brownstone

6. Paradise City

7. My Michelle

8. Think About You

9. Sweet Child O’ Mine

10. You’re Crazy

11. Anything Goes

12. Rocket Queen

BONUS TRACKS

1. Shadow Of Your Love**

2. Patience*

3. Used To Love Her**

4. You’re Crazy**

5. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)**

MUSIC VIDEOS

1. Welcome To The Jungle

2. Sweet Child O’ Mine

3. Paradise City

4. Patience

5. It’s So Easy (Brand New Video From 1989)

 

GUNS N’ ROSES – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: SUPER DELUXE EDITION

[4CD, 1 Blu-ray, Hardbound Book box set]

 

CD 1 – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: REMASTERED

1. Welcome To The Jungle

2. It’s So Easy

3. Nightrain

4. Out Ta Get Me

5. Mr. Brownstone

6. Paradise City

7. My Michelle

8. Think About You

9. Sweet Child O’ Mine

10. You’re Crazy

11. Anything Goes

12. Rocket Queen

 

CD 2 – B-SIDES N’ EPS: REMASTERED

1. Reckless Life

2. Nice Boys

3. Move To The City (Live)

4. Mama Kin

5. Shadow Of Your Love (Live)

6. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version)

7. Patience

8. Used To Love Her

9. You’re Crazy

10. It’s So Easy (Live)

11. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Live)

12. Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)

 

CD 3 – 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION

Previously unreleased

1. Welcome To The Jungle (1986 Sound City Session)

2. Nightrain (1986 Sound City Session)

3. Out Ta Get Me (1986 Sound City Session)

4. Paradise City (1986 Sound City Session)

5. My Michelle (1986 Sound City Session)

6. Think About You (1986 Sound City Session)

7. You’re Crazy (1986 Sound City Session)

8. Anything Goes (1986 Sound City Session)

9. Rocket Queen (1986 Sound City Session)

10. Shadow Of Your Love (1986 Sound City Session)

11. Heartbreak Hotel (1986 Sound City Session)

12. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986 Sound City Session)

 

CD 4 – 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION N’ MORE

Previously unreleased

1. Shadow Of Your Love

2. Move To The City (1986 Sound City Session)

3. Ain’t Goin’ Down No More (Instrumental Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

4. The Plague (1986 Sound City Session)

5. Nice Boys (1986 Sound City Session)

6. Back Off Bitch (1986 Sound City Session)

7. Reckless Life (1986 Sound City Session)

8. Mama Kin (1986 Sound City Session)

9. New Work Tune (1986 Sound City Session)

10. November Rain (Piano Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

11. Move To The City (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

12. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

13. November Rain (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

14. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Acoustic Version– 1986 Sound City Session)

15. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)

 

DISC 5 – BLU-RAY AUDIO

96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound & Remastered Stereo

5.1 Surround Sound mixed by *Elliot Scheiner and **Frank Filipetti

Previously unreleased

 

APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION*

1. Welcome To The Jungle

2. It’s So Easy

3. Nightrain

4. Out Ta Get Me

5. Mr. Brownstone

6. Paradise City

7. My Michelle

8. Think About You

9. Sweet Child O’ Mine

10. You’re Crazy

11. Anything Goes

12. Rocket Queen

BONUS TRACKS

1. Shadow Of Your Love**

2. Patience*

3. Used To Love Her**

4. You’re Crazy**

5. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)** MUSIC VIDEOS

1. Welcome To The Jungle

2. Sweet Child O’ Mine

3. Paradise City

4. Patience

5. It’s So Easy (Brand New Video From 1989)

 

GUNS N’ ROSES – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: DELUXE EDITION [2CD]

CD 1 APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: REMASTERED

  1. Welcome To The Jungle
  2. It’s So Easy
  3. Nightrain
  4. Out Ta Get Me
  5. Mr. Brownstone
  6. Paradise City
  7. My Michelle
  8. Think About You
  9. Sweet Child O’ Mine
  10. You’re Crazy
  11. Anything Goes
  12. Rocket Queen

 

CD 2 – B-SIDES, EPS N’ MORE

  1. Reckless Life
  2. Nice Boys
  3. Move To The City (Live)
  4. Mama Kin
  5. Shadow Of Your Love (Live)
  6. Welcome To The Jungle (1986 Sound City Session)*
  7. Nightrain (1986 Sound City Session)*
  8. Out Ta Get Me (1986 Sound City Session)*
  9. Paradise City (1986 Sound City Session)*
  10. My Michelle (1986 Sound City Session)*
  11. Shadow Of Your Love*
  12. It’s So Easy (Live)
  13. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Live)
  14. Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)
  15. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version)
  16. Patience
  17. Used To Love Her
  18. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)*

* Previously unreleased

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MINDF*CKER: Dave Wyndorf Talks Sex, Drugs and Rock ’N’ Roll In The Trump Era!

MINDF*CKER: Dave Wyndorf Talks Sex, Drugs and Rock ’N’ Roll In The Trump Era!

Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet

New Jersey native Dave Wyndorf was already a rock & roll veteran by the time he formed Monster Magnet in 1989, having cut his teeth with little-known punk band Shrapnel (also featuring future punk producer Daniel Rey on guitars) in the late ’70s before retiring from music altogether. But, after teaching himself guitar, Wyndorf began assembling Monster Magnet with a handful of fellow New Jersey natives. Fusing their metal, punk, space rock, and psychedelic influences, the band developed a sludgy, feedback-heavy hard rock sound that helped them stand out from the era’s burgeoning retro-rock movement. Once the fuse was lit on this rock ’n’ roll thrill-ride, there was no turning back. They spent much of the 1990s struggling against the prejudices imposed upon image and sound by alternative rock fashion nazis. In fact, it wasn’t until that movement’s late-’90s decline that the band’s dogged persistence finally paid off, when their fourth album, ‘Powertrip,’ catapulted to gold sales status on the strength of its massive hard rock hit, “Space Lord.” Along the way, Monster Magnet had managed to become one of the most successful and influential bands associated with the so-called underground “stoner rock” scene. And yet, their influences span much further than that scene’s foundations in ’70s hard rock and metal, delving into space rock, psychedelia, and beyond.

Flash forward to 2018, Monster Magnet has put the pedal to the metal with “MINDFUCKER”, their 11th record. In terms of power driven stoner rock these gentlemen from New Jersey belong to the measure of all things. But “MINDFUCKER” is different, a step forward and a step back at the same time to the almighty roots of beat music. Dave manipulates his guitar with rich virility and the drive of his shifty soul. Wyndorf seeks and finds: timeless songs, kindled by the unpretentious Proto-punk era. “MINDFUCKER” pumps and scratches at every turn! Dave fires off piercing calls over neck-breaking guitar work and whirlwinds of psychedelic solos. All things are in constant motion with a sound of groovy straightforwardness, always heading for the essence of “the” song. “Why you gonna fuck with my head?”, screams Wyndorf their credo in the title track. Up tempo, savage in both sound and spirit, ‘Mindfucker’ is the real deal!

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Dave Wyndorf to discuss his journey as an artist, the inspirations for ‘Mindfucker’ and the challenges he has faced in keeping Monster Magnet on the rails and thriving for nearly 3 decades!

How did music first come into your life and how did it start to take hold?

It was there pretty much from the beginning. There was a lot of music played in my house. My mom used to play classical music, so it started there. My older brother was into 60s rock, and movie soundtracks were there too. So, all of this was going through my brain for as far back as I can remember. Then I started listening to the radio. When I was a little kid, 5 or 6 years old in the mid-60s, radio was cool! It was different, and it was changing all of the time. When it came to concerts it was Strawberry Alarm Clock and stuff like that, followed by psychedelic rock. By the time I was old enough to start buying records, which was 1969 or 1970, it was Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, King Crimson and all that kind of stuff. It was a weird time in music. From 1969 to 1973, rock was growing out of pop and it was getting really, really strange and cool! That’s what really informed me in my head. I was like, “Wow, pretty much anything is possible!” Psychedelia was still around but it entered into the realm of rock as well. It was heavy psych, prog and so on. It was a really cool time to get your brain saturated and it seemed like anything was possible! It was also cool that a bunch of different bands would be right next to each other and accepted by each other at the same time. It wasn’t a stretch to have Sly and The Family Stone record, a King Crimson record, a Black Sabbath record and Roxy Music, all in the same collection. It was really cool, and it definitely put the bug in me! I was like, “This is what I want to do!”

When did you make the transition from avid music fan to musician?

Punk rock! When I was around 18 years old, punk rock hit and that was my first opportunity to get into a band. Up until that point, I had figured, being a little schmuck from New Jersey, that music was made by scientists or wizards or something. I thought, “I can do this! There’s no way I could even think about it.” Then I went to CBGB’s and saw The Ramones. A light came on for me and I said, “Well, if those fuckin’ guys can do it, I can do it!” We were all psyched up and that’s when I joined a band!

Monster Magnet

Many years have passed since you made that jump and ultimately created Monster Magnet. At what point do you feel you came into your own as a frontman?

I guess it all started feeling real, with Monster Magnet, a couple of years in; that’s when I really started to believe that I was. Up until then, I just figured I was faking it and I was trying to push this weird project of mine. I was trying to get all of my favorite sounds onto tape. I wasn’t that much of a player, but I was writing songs and kind of cheating or what I figured was cheating. It was like, “I can’t really play this, but I can get away with this vocally by tracking.” When we actually started playing live, after about a year or so, I started to believe it and think, “Okay, maybe I’m a real guy.” To tell you the truth, I’m still figuring it out! A lot of times, I still feel like I’m making it up! [laughs] It felt better though! [laughs]

How has your vision for Monster Magnet changed through the years?

Mainly the way it has changed has been the lyrics. In the beginning, I didn’t expect it to last that long! I was just writing from my memories of childhood, so the first EPs and albums were me singing about the culture and some of the experiences of my teen-hood in the early 70s. It was drug buddies, freak culture, bong culture and so on. Everything was black light back then! It was a blacklight existence — LSD and the whole thing! As I figured out we were going to be around for more than one or two records, I had to start writing from current experience. It came to the point where I was like, “Okay, this isn’t just me singing about the old days. This is about my singing about me now.” That changed a bit and I didn’t want to go into the realm of rock fantasy where I would just make up stories in my head. I never pictured myself as a screenplay writer; all I could do is write from my heart, so I did that! I started writing from there and it changed everything. It changed the way I wrote songs lyrically. Musically, I just kept bringing as much of the stuff that hit me in the heart as possible and there was a lot! From The Stooges to the Detroit sound to mid-60s garage to elements of punk rock to prog rock, although it doesn’t show up in the thing, it was about combining all of these influences that really kicked me in the ass when I was a kid! I figured I would have been out of them but they still hit me strong. I guess it’s like roots, ya know? Musically, I just keep touching on different tones of the stuff that I really enjoy. After a while, if you do that enough, it starts coming out naturally. When I sit down and write a song, I think, “What do I want to hear?” It might be certain chord progressions or certain types of guitars. I’m into fuzz guitars, squirrelly, needly guitars… And it’s also about avoiding stuff you don’t like too! I was never into metal, specifically “metal for metal’s sake.” I always tried to avoid sounding too metal. I didn’t want to go down an Iron Maiden route or anything like that. I avoid the stuff I don’t want to be but go for the spirit of the stuff that made me happy when I was a kid, write about what’s happening to me write now, hope that it’s something at least a little bit different then the last album and hope that it can sustain a little bit over the years.

Monster Magnet has a brand-new record called “Mindfucker.” Tell us a little about your mindset going into this album. From what I gathered from your manifesto, you had a few things on your mind with our current state of affairs!

Yeah! [laughs] It was one of those perfect timing scenarios! [laughs] I went into write a real, kickass, proto-punk, straight-ahead, Detroit-style rock album. I didn’t want to care about what I was writing about lyrically. I was thinking, “Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll! That’s perfectly acceptable! I haven’t done that in a long time!” The last record I had written was “Last Patrol,” which was long-form psychedelia, very melancholy, weird and introspective. So, this time, I figured, “Okay, I’ll just go out there and sing about cars and girls!” I wrote music for that but when it came time to write the lyrics, it was after the last election went down and Trump was elected. We kinda watched the information age flip! Now it’s like, “Fuck, there are a million ways to lie and people are taking advantage of it!” It’s almost like it’s okay to lie now! [laughs] “Fuck it! We’re just gonna make shit up… EVERYDAY!” [laughs] Within 6 months of the time got elected to now, the whole nature of how people pay attention to information has changed. I don’t know how many people are into the whole Trump thing, but I truly can’t believe that the whole rest of the world and the rest of America are just sitting back, sticking their fingers down their throats and saying, “Gag me! This is bullshit! This is just total horseshit! It’s a giant man-baby just bullshitting! He doesn’t know what he’s doing and there’s nobody at the wheel!” Meanwhile the news outlets are going crazy and fighting each other! It’s a total mindfuck! It really is! [laughs] It’s like, “Wow! You really can get away with anything!” That’s what I was stuck with! The week that he got elected, I was like, “Really? This is the time I was going to write my sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll record?” I just couldn’t keep it out of my head. I didn’t want to be Rage Against The Machine either. I didn’t want to go in there and be some super, super political, as if I know what I’m talking about guy. I didn’t want to get too moral about it either! These days I don’t think I should actually have to teach people how to be a good person, ya know? It’s pretty fuckin’ obvious! Be fair! [laughs] I didn’t want to be too politically incorrect either because I’m not that way. I’m too cynical. I just couldn’t keep it out of my head, so I wrote songs and tried to go along with the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll thing. I tried to write songs about girlfriends and things like that, but the creeping paranoia of 2018 was there! It crept, and it found its way into all of these lyrics. I found myself looking at lyrics that included the world brain like a million times! MY ACHING FUCKING BRAIN! [laughs] Lie was a word that was in there a lot too. It got a little weird! In the end, it is what it is. It’s an honest document of a guy sitting in his kitchen in January of 2018 going, “What the fuck?” Basically, that’s it and it’s all I can hope for. Like I said, I didn’t want to get into it with this, but I had to deal with it.

Aside from the concept, was there anything you wanted to attempt with this album that you might not have tried in the past?

Yeah! What I wanted to explore was a little bit more short form music from the last record. Faster tempos, just to be completely clinical about it. I wanted faster tempos and more sing-along choruses. It’s like an old songwriter’s thing! I want some songs that are going to be over in 3 or 4 minutes and when it gets to the chorus, you know it’s the fucking chorus! In that respect, I had to edit the stuff a lot more closely and make sure the drums and bass are in a more rock ‘n’ roll or almost pop format. By that I mean something like British Rock style stuff. You gotta pour in a little of that old rock ‘n’ roll stuff, which is something that needs to be paid attention to. It just doesn’t happen by making the song shorter. It was fun doing that and making it as spontaneous as possible but controlling it at the same time! I want the parts to be as exciting and memorable as possible. I also want them to be as melodic without being drippy. That meant guitar solos that mimicked the vocals and weren’t just shred for shred’s sake and actually has a melody to it. It was a lot of fun doing something like that! It was a whole different trip than doing long form psychedelia!

Monster Magnet’s Dave Wyndorf is a force of nature!

Looking back on the catalogue of music you’ve created, you are clearly not afraid to seek out new ground. Do you see a clear evolution with your work?

Yeah, I guess a little bit. A lot of times I just think I’m living in my own excess, which is not a bad thing because I like it. There are a couple of times I could have gone really, really outside the box but even if we were successful, I’d be going into almost a different form of music. I don’t think that would have made me happy or would have made anybody else happy. I realized a couple of times that my vision for Magnet has been “keep rock alive” — psychedelic rock and rock, that’s it. Very early on, probably the first two or three records, I was like, “Well, ya know something? I don’t see anyone else really doing what we’re doing. Not exactly that way. I think I should keep on going and there are enough notes, different vibes and nuances within hard rock and psychedelic rock for me to probably do it a bunch of times before I run out of stuff to do.” So far, I have not run out, in my estimation! I haven’t been bored. So, I’ve evolved in the way I’m touching on all of those elements that made me really, really happy without getting bored yet. Have I turned into Mozart? No! But then again, I don’t want to turn into Mozart. I don’t want to make the jazz album, ya know! [laughs]

What does it take to keep a band like Monster Magnet on the rails in this day in age?

It’s hard. Anybody who’s been around for at least 20 years realizes how much the industry has changed. There’s no brass ring at the end of a band’s journey anymore. They used to say, “Oh, they hit it big!” However, through the years, the definition of “hit it big” has gotten a lot smaller. There are really rock stars anymore and the whole system is different. For me to keep alive, as well as us as a band, we just have to keep liking what we do with almost total disregard of any financial reward. I always say, “If I can keep my head above water, this is what I want to do because I like music, I want to play live, and I want to make records.” The toughest part of staying together for a band for that long is that if there isn’t any money in something, people usually walk. They grow up and they walk. Even these days, there are more bands around, but they stay together for less time. I just have to keep drinking the Kool-Aid! [laughs] It’s like, “This is going to be fucking great, man!” I will just get in there and start writing songs and say, “I can’t wait to go and play!” You also have to find a place where people like you. In my case it was Europe. For a long time, I just stopped knocking at the door of people who weren’t necessarily interested. The United States, for example, was really tough. They changed their mind every two seconds and there was a different flavor every day! I just said, “Fuck this. I’m not going someplace where I have to continually knock on the door. I’ll just go be Monster Magnet somewhere where they actually dig it.” I mean, I’ll go back every once and a while and knock on some doors but I’m not going continue to beat myself up over it. That’s what I did! I would just point the ship in another direction and say, “Okay, we’re going there! I’m making my music and everyone in the world can listen to it, if they want to but if they not really buying it or digging it from the outset, I’m not even going there. Why do the song and dance?” That’s kind of how I made sense of what we do. I never really did try to conquer the world, I just tried to be cool in the places where I could be cool! [laughs] What can I say, it worked out! I’ve been doing it now for years!

Do you view rock ‘n’ roll in a different light today than you might’ve early on in your career?

Musically, it’s always remained the same. Music is awesome. My spirit of rock from the artist’s standpoint, not to get too stupid about it, was it being a place where you could possibly reinvent yourself, at least temporarily, into the person you want to be. By that I mean, if you couldn’t get it out, make people understand or you had a hard time communicating with people, maybe you could come up with something, whether it’s a band, a song or something, where you could blow it out with enough volume that people might get you in some sort of way. It allowed me to show that I was more than just some fat nerd, walking around staring at his shoes who was unable to get girls. It was like, “No, no. I actually have an imagination. I can make shit up and, plus, maybe I can get some girls!” That was really all it was about! I loved music, I could make stuff up and it allowed be to hang out with chicks. That’s what rock ‘n’ roll was to me and that remains the same, but I think the world view of that has changed. I think it’s much more of a hunt and peck situation and the crowds have changed and these genres are completely separate. The genres are very, very concentrated and narrowly focused. I don’t think there is much of spirit in rock where you can really reinvent yourself these days. It’s like, “Okay, you can play this character, or you can play that character.” What I’m saying is that you can see the game more these days. I think the people can see the game and perhaps they should, but I try not to pay attention to that stuff because, honestly, it’s disappointing. You really want to believe the dream and when you see it cut down like this it’s disappointing but that’s part of the 21st century and modern communication. The mystery is being totally chopped in half. There is at least 70% less mystery in music then there used to be. There is also 70% mystery in music and in fashion there is no mystery. Everyone is like, “That’s it! Boom! Got it! On to the next thing!” I don’t know how people are supposed to get excited about anything if they can’t build up a certain amount of anticipation.

Where do you find yourself looking for inspiration these days and what keeps you so driven against all odds?

The actual act of creating is really cool because, like I alluded to earlier, you can really reinvent the world with your creation in your head. It’s like this game you play with yourself. It’s like, “I’m going to make myself ten feet tall because I wrote a song about me being 10 feet tall.” For that time, you’re writing it, you are ten feet tall! Honestly, creating is like a drug and you’ve gotta have more! Like I said, you’ve gotta drink your own Kool-Aid! It’s good to do that to a certain extent because it keeps me alive. I can say, “I’m gonna tell people the way it is…,” even if it’s maybe only one person listening. The more I did it, the more I realized that I’m just talking to myself all the time. As a creator, I’m just trying to pat myself on the back or go to a therapy session or anything else like that. When you’re a creator, you’re your own partner. You’re your own wife or husband, like, “Okay, I’ll talk to you!” It’s psychotic but it kinda works and it keeps me alive! It’s also really exciting to do it. I can still pretend! Then again, I can still sit down with a couple of action figures and have a good time! [laughs] Ya know what I mean? I can still go out my back door with a can of lighter liquid, cover a stick, light it on fire and go, “Look! Fire! That’s really cool!” You never want to lose that! Ya know what? Speaking as an adult, my friend, it’s not worth it. Growing up and all that stuff, it’s a bunch of shit! Growing up, working in the office, doing your 30 years, talking about the refrigerator with the wife and kids… That’s not it! [laughs] It’s cool if it makes them happy but, honestly, inside of each and everyone one of us, you still want to go out, start a fire in your backyard and say, “Oh cool! FIRE!” [laughs]

Monster Magnet’s ‘Mindfucker’ drops March 26th via Napalm Records.

I guess that segues interestingly into my next question for you. What’s the best lesson we can take from you and your journey as an artist? I think that last answer is a good place to start! [laughs]

Yeah! [laughs] I would say it’s that simple. If people can read into the simplicity of that and get the nature of that comment, yeah. You still want to be happy with looking at the color of leaves and stuff like that. People say, “Wouldn’t it be cool if…” There are a lot of what-ifs that go on in life. Those what-ifs are usually really, really fun to track down!

What does the future hold for Monster Magnet, both short and long term? What do you see yourself exploring next?

Ya know, I usually make up my mind as I bring the previous record out. I tend to look at things in 3 to 4 to 6-month chunks. Right now, I’m looking at this record and I go all in on these things. I pretty much all of my mind into it to make sure it’s going to be cool and the record company is cool. There’s a lot of bullshit that goes on with this stuff business-wise. Then, my main thing is, “What am I going to be doing for the next bunch of months?” I’m going to be on a tour bus with my friends, playing in front of real people, in real-time and in the moment. I want to stay in that moment for as long as possible because, at that point, plans just interfere with being as enthusiastic as you can in the moment. There is only so much you can plan this stuff before it become over-planning and then you bum yourself out. Right now, my mindset is to tour “Mindfucker” as long as possible. That means setting up a bunch of tours and being ready for more opportunities to tour on this record if they come. As soon as it starts eking out, like right now where I have a New York City dates coming up. In March, at the end of this month, there will be Brooklyn, New Jersey and Philadelphia. In May we go out to Europe for 5 weeks on a headline tour of Europe. We have a whole US tour planned for September. In between all of that we will probably do some festivals and maybe go to Australia. Sometime on that US tour, somewhere between September and November, I’ll probably go, “Ohhhhh, what the fuck are we going to do next!” That’s when I start thinking of what’s going to happen next!

Well, I for one am excited for what the future holds and can’t wait to see you play this new material on tour. Until then, we’ll be out here waving the flag for you and spreading the word! Thanks for your time today, Dave!

Right on! Thanks brother! Have a good one and we’ll talk soon!

Monster Magnet will unleash ‘Mindfucker’ via Napalm Records on March 26th, 2018! Follow the continuing adventures of Dave Wyndorf and Monster Magnet via the band’s official website at www.zodiaclung.com. Connect with the band via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

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NO MORE TOURS 2: Rock Legend Ozzy Osbourne Announces Final World Tour

NO MORE TOURS 2: Rock Legend Ozzy Osbourne Announces Final World Tour

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE earlier today (February 6) revealed details about his forthcoming “NO MORE TOURS 2,” a reference to his 1992 “No More Tours” trek.  The announcement by the legendary musical icon about the North American dates–with his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards)–was made to international media in attendance at his Los Angeles home.

The initial North American dates produced by Live Nation kick off August 30 in Allentown, PA and conclude October 13 in Las Vegas, NV with a Thursday, October 11 stop at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; OZZY will be joined by Stone Sour for this leg of the tour.  Tickets for these shows go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, February 17 at 10:00 AM (local time) at LiveNation.com and through the Live Nation app.  Citi® is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, February 14 at 10:00 AM (local time) until Friday, February 16 at 10:00 PM (local time) through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Prior to the full North American run, OZZY will officially launch the “NO MORE TOURS 2” in Mexico in May, before heading to South America for solo shows in three countries.  Next up, a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances that’s set to begin Friday, June 1 in Moscow, Russia.

“I’ve been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers,” OSBOURNE says.  “I’m looking at this final tour as being a huge celebration for my fans and anyone who has enjoyed my music over the past five decades.”

On his upcoming farewell world tour, produced by Live Nation, OSBOURNE will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968).  This tour, expected to take OZZY around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows in the future.  Throughout his career, OZZY has sold more than 100 million records.

Want to hear more about the OZZY tour from the Prince of Darkness himself?  OZZY has partnered with Ticketmaster to spread the word about the tour with a new message on the Ticketmaster app for the Google Assistant on phones, speakers like Google Home and other compatible devices. Fans can trigger the app by saying, “Hey Google, talk to Ticketmaster,” which will offer special messages from the Prince of Darkness himself. Fans will then be invited by Sharon Osbourne to hear details about OZZY’s upcoming Live Nation tour dates. This new marketing tool expands the ways for OZZY’s millions of fans to find out about his tour and provides a fun, first of its kind experience.

For the tour, OZZY has teamed with the LOVE, HOPE, STRENGTH, FOUNDATION.  At Love Hope Strength (LHS), their mission is to save lives, one concert at a time.  We, along with Love Hope Strength, believe that all people deserve quality cancer care, a marrow donor if needed, and most importantly, hope.  Founded by cancer survivors, LHS leverages the power of music to expand the marrow registry through THEIR “Get on the List” campaign.  At LHS, they believe in offering real hope to people currently living with cancer.

OZZY’s North American tour dates:

Fri
4/27
Jacksonville, FL
Welcome to Rockville
Sun
4/29
Fort Lauderdale, FL
FortRock
Thu
8/30
Allentown, PA
PPL Center
Sat
9/1
Syracuse, NY
Lakeview Amphitheater
Tue
9/4
Toronto, ON
Budweiser Stage
Thu
9/6
Boston, MA
Xfinity Center
Sat
9/8
Wantagh, NY
Jones Beach Amphitheatre
Mon
9/10
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center
Wed
9/12
Camden, NJ
BB&T Pavilion
Fri
9/14
Bristow, VA
Jiffy Lube Live
Sun
9/16
Cuyahoga Falls OH
Blossom Music Center
Wed
9/19
Clarkston, MI
DTE Energy Center
Fri
9/21
Tinley Park, IL
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sun
9/23
Noblesville, IN
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Wed
9/26
Dallas, TX
Starplex Pavilion
Fri
9/28
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun
9/30
Albuquerque, NM
Isleta Amphitheater
Tue
10/2
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
Thu
10/4
Salt Lake City, UT
USANA Amphitheatre
Sat
10/6
Mountain View, CA
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Tue
10/9
Chula Vista, CA
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Thu
10/11
Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Bowl
Sat

10/13

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

OZZY’s overseas tour dates:

Sat
5/5
Mexico
Heaven & Hell Festival
Tue
5/8
Santiago, Chile
Pista Atletica
Fri
5/11
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Geba
Sun
5/13
São Paulo, Brazil
Allianz Parque
Wed
5/16
Curitiba, Brazil
Pedreira Paulo Leminski
Fri
5/18
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Esplanada Do Mineirao
Sun
5/20
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Apoteose
Fri
6/1
Moscow, Russia
Olympiisky
Sun
6/3
St. Petersburg, Russia
Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets)
Wed
6/6
Finland
Rockfest
Fri
6/8
Solvesborg, Sweden*
Sweden Rock Festival
Sun
6/10
Donington, UK*
Download Festival
Wed
6/13
Prague, Czech Republic*
Prague Rocks Festival, Airport Letnany
Fri
6/15
Paris, France*
Download Festival
Sun
6/17
Italy*
Firenze Rocks Festival
Wed
6/20
Halden, Norway*
Tons of Rock Festival
Fri
6/22
Copenhagen, Denmark*
Copenhell Festival
Sun
6/24
Dessel, Belgium*
Graspop Metal Meeting
Tue
6/26
Krakow, Poland*
Impact Festival
Thu
6/28
Oberhausen, Germany*
König-Pilsner Arena
Fri
6/30
Madrid, Spain*
Download Festival
Mon
7/2
Lisbon, Portugal
Altice Arena
Thu
7/5
Barcelona, Spain
Rock Fest Barcelona
Sun
7/8
Tel Aviv, Israel
Live Park
 
 

*Produced by Live Nation
**US festival appearances

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Rock Legend Ozzy Osbourne Announces Farewell 2018 World Tour

Rock Legend Ozzy Osbourne Announces Farewell 2018 World Tour

Five decades. 18,262 days. More than 2,500 shows.

On his upcoming farewell world tour, OZZY OSBOURNE–Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy® winning singer and songwriter–will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968). This tour, expected to take OZZY around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows.

“People keep asking me when I’m retiring,” OZZY says. “This will be my final world tour, but I can’t say I won’t do some shows here and there.”

The tour will kick off in 2018 with a show in Mexico, before heading to South America for OZZY solo shows in three countries. Next up, a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances that’s set to launch Friday, June 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia The beloved rock icon will subsequently headline a North American concert tour produced by Live Nation, details of which will be revealed in 2018.

For these dates, OZZY will be joined by longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards).

Ozzy Osbourne 2018 Farewell Tour Dates:

5/5 – Mexico – TBA

5/8 – Santiago, Chile – TBA

5/11 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – TBA

5/13 – São Paulo, Brazil – TBA

5/16 – Curitiba, Brazil – TBA

5/18 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – TBA

5/20 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – TBA

6/1 – Moscow, Russia – Olympiisky

6/3 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets)

6/6 – Finland – TBA

6/8 – Solvesborg, Sweden* – Sweden Rock Festival

6/10 – Donington, UK* – Download Festival

6/13 – Prague, Czech Republic* – Airport Letnany

6/15 – Paris, France* – Download Festival

6/17 – Italy* – TBA

6/20 – Halden, Norway* – Tons of Rock Festival

6/22 – Copenhagen, Denmark* – Copenhell Festival

6/24 – Dessel, Belgium* – Graspop Metal Meeting

6/26 – Krakow, Poland* – Impact Festival

6/28 – Oberhausen, Germany* – König-Pilsnet Arena

6/30 – Madrid, Spain* – Download Festival

7/2 – Lisbon, Portugal – Meo Arena

*Produced by Live Nation

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