by Gerald Rothberg Circus Magazine founder, editor-publisher
Metallica are streaming classic rock concerts in full every week on #Metallica Mondays. Watch video.
Whitesnake's David Coverdale posted his Corona Virus Blues video, three days after announcing cancellation of 2020 tour, because of upcoming bilateral inguinal hernia surgery. Watch video.
Ozzy Osbourne's Ordinary Man takes #1 spot on Billboard Top 200 Rock Chart. Watch as Ozzy views his video in empty theater ... News Update: Ozzy delays April Trip to Switzerland for Parkinson's Disease treatment. His Ozzness forgoes travel because of Coronavirus pandemic.Watch video.
Def Leppard will release London To Vegas,two spectacular concert films: Hysteria At The O2 and Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood, in a Limited-Edition Deluxe Box-set. Release date, April 24. (Watch video below.)
ROCKNEWS:AC/DC rumors explode!Hotter than hell for 2020 new album, and tour with Brian Johnson. (Developing story, stay tuned.)
(Watch. Back in Black the band's 1980 opus certified 25 times Platinum, with sales of more than 25 million, in the United States.
(March 1, 2020) Dee Snider, Twisted Sister frontman revealed that AC/DC's new album will feature "jaw-dropping Malcolm Young surprises". This information, he says comes from a dinner conversation with his friend Brian Johnson.
Last month Dee Snider. replying to a fan's remark. tweeted, "If only there were enough tracks for a full album, tweeted, "What are you talking about. There are ... I know."
What's more, Snider tweeted back to a fan's question if one of the classic AC/DC members was sick: “He died. RIP Malcolm Young. But all four surviving members have reunited with tracks recorded by Malcolm while he was still alive.
Malcolm‘s nephew Stevie Young is replacing him (he’s done this a couple of times before). It’s as close as you can get to the original band. @acdc”.
Adding more fuel to the flames. new photos of the band with Brian Johnson, have cropped up. AC/DC have been spotted in the recording studio. This has been confirmed by the legendary rock band’s producer, Mike Fraser. Their long time producer, Fraser produced the last five Studio Albums.
(Angus Young in the photo above, is often considered one of the world’s top guitarist, and performers.)
On social media, Fraser shared an interview on the group’s status, and confirmed the band is rehearsing again. “I would say we’ve been in the studio doing something. What’s come of that I can’t discuss yet.”
Reports are that the new album will include unused tracks by late guitarist Malcolm Young, AC/DC co-founder, who passed away in 2017, at the age of 64. Malcolm retired from the rock band three years earlier, suffering from dementia.
So far no official announcement from AC/DC.
The original "Highway To Hell" cover was "shot down in flames" by the American record company... The band recently posted the cover image, along with the above statement on their Instagram, and Twitter accounts. The American record company referred to, is the legendary New York City headquartered, Atlantic Records.
Megadeth announce Summer tour with Lamb of God; DaveMustaine confirms he's 100% cancer free
(February 11, 2020) Megadeth announced a massive North American summer tour to co-headline with Lamb of God. The bands will feature support from Trivium and In Flames. Billed in their press release as the Metal Tour of the Year, the trek kicks off June 12th in Bristow, VA, at the Jiffy Lube Live, and ends November 13th in Reno, NV at Reno Events Center.
Megadeth founder, vocalist, guitarist DaveMustaine reconfirmed his recovery from throat cancer. "Hello me! I'm back again, better than ever and coming to a town near you with Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames. If you want high octane metal madness this is the tour for you."
(Above. DaveMustaine in recent Twitter feed stated "I'm back!" informing fans he's 100% cancer free.)
Lamb Of God's Mark Morton said, "The world has never needed heavy more than it does today and top to bottom, this tour delivers! Lamb Of God has toured with and been friends with all of these bands for years, but for all of us to be on the same bill is something extra special. Come early and stay late. This is THE metal tour of the year."
Trivium's Matt Heafy shared his excitement with, "We are happy to be a part of the biggest real metal tour of the year. This tour is the main event and represents heavy metal and the culture that goes with it."
In Flames vocalist Anders Friden added, "We were honored to be asked to join this package. We were actually supposed to take this summer off, but of course we couldn't say no. After playing shows with all of these guys for years, 2020 is going to feel like a kick ass reunion. See you on the road, Jesterheads!"
10/2 - West Palm Beach, CA - iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre 10/6 - Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 10/7 - New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena 10/9 - Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center Arena 10/11 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center 10/14 - Springfield, MO - JOH Arena 10/16 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center 10/21 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center 10/23 - Huntington, WV - Mountain Heath Arena 10/24 - Bethlehem, PA - The Wind Creek Event Center 10/27 - Quebec City, QC - CentreVideotron 10/28 - Laval, QC - Place Bell 10/30 - St, Paul, MN - Armory 10/3 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center 11/2 - Omaha, NE - Baxter Arena 11/3 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford PREMIER Center 11/5 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center 11/7 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center 11/10 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena 11/11 - Nampa, ID - Ford Idaho Center Arena 11/13 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
The Rolling Stones Start Up No Filter 2020 in USA/CA, and Keith Richards confirms he quit smoking
(Photo. The historic return. Left to right. Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, and Keith Richards. Tweeted by @SoldierField, Chicago June 21, 2019)
(February 8, 2020) The Rolling Stones have officially announced dates for their No Filter 2020 North American Tour, a continuation of last year’s stadium shows.
"It's always a pleasure to return to North America, and play for some of the biggest, and best crowds in the world!" said Mick Jagger in an issued statement.
Keith Richards added his own comment. "We had the best time on the road last summer, and we are ready to do it again!"
In an Instagram view February 4, 2020, the band remarked, "feeling restless."
The 15-show summer tour opens in San Diego, CA May 8, and includes stops in Vancouver, Nashville, Dallas, Buffalo, Detroit and Pittsburgh, wrapping up in Atlanta, GA on July 9.
2019 No Filter Tour was delayed for Mick Jagger's heart valve surgery. When the unstoppable Rolling Stones resumed, they sold out stadiums across the country. "We just want to keep going" Keith Richards said. "Just line us up and get us ready."
The legendary rocker revealed he quit smoking, and hasn't touched a cigarette since last October. “I think both Mick, and I felt that on the last tour we were just getting going,” he explained.
"Cigarettes," Richards said, "are just always there, and you’ve always done it. I just pick ’em up and light ’em up without thinking about it.”
No Filter 2020 Tour Dates:
As a gift to fans, The Rolling Stones are streaming their 1968 classic, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, from their new live package, Bridges To BuenosAires. The video download, is from the last date of their five-night residency at River Plate Stadium in BuenosAires, Argentina, performed April 5, 1998
The song, and album were restored from original master tapes, with audio remixed and remastered from livemulti-track recordings. Bridges To BuenosAiresfeatures a guest appearance by Bob Dylan on "Like A Rolling Stone."
Bridges To BuenosAires is available in DVD + 2CD, Blu-ray + 2CD, digital video, limited edition blue translucent 180gm triple vinyl, and digital audio. The colored blue vinyl three lp set currently sells for $52.99.
(January 10, 2020) Remembering Neil Peart Rush Drummer, Lyricist who succumbed to brain cancer at age 67. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and fans
(Above. Rush, Circus Magazine classic cover image of the band, November 30, 1982 edition. L.to right r:. Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson)
Rush Surviving Members, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson Posted on the Band's Website: FRIDAY, JANUARY 10TH, 2020 It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma). We ask that friends, fans, and media alike understandably respect the family’s need for privacy and peace at this extremely painful and difficult time. Those wishing to express their condolences can choose a cancer research group or charity of their choice and make a donation in Neil Peart’s name. Rest in peace brother. Neil Peart September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020
About Me: Circus Magazine, the legendary rock music publication was founded by Gerald Rothberg in 1966. He has been its editor, and publisher since its founding.
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CORONA VIRUS News UpdatesApril 04, 2020
President Trump, White House Press briefing,(April 4, 2020) President Trump promotes Hydroxychloroquine, plus Azithromycin medications for Coronavirus infection. Says he would take medications. Warns of difficult week ahead. Watch.
COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance*April 03, 2020 Total cases: 239,279 Total deaths: 5,443 Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
*Data include both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC or tested at CDC since January 21, 2020, with the exception of testing results for persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and Japan. State and local public health departments are now testing and publicly reporting their cases.
Protect yourself, and help prevent spreading Coronavirus to othersDo:Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub. Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze. Avoid close contact (6 feet) with people who are unwell.
Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell.
Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.
Watch! Video below:
How To Handwash with Soap, and Water-by World Health Organization
Social distancing is a public health practice that aims to prevent sick people from coming in close contact with healthy people in order to reduce opportunities for disease transmission.
It can include large-scale measures like canceling group events or closing public spaces, as well as individual decisions such as avoiding crowds.
WithCOVID-19, the goal of social distancing right now is to slow down the outbreak in order to reduce the chance of infection among high-risk populations and to reduce the burden on health care systems and workers. Experts describe this as "flattening the curve," which generally refers to the potential success of social distancing measures to prevent surges in illness that could overwhelm heal th care systems. Read more, Click.
About me: Circus Magazine, the legendary rock music publication was founded by Gerald Rothberg in 1966. He has been its editor and publisher for over forty years.
Rothberg is the author of "The Esau Swindle," "Love Song for Montana Greene," the just-released “Memoirs of a Woman With Two Lovers," and the forthcoming fantasy novel "Billy B Gude, and the Escape From Elsinore Castle."