(7.07.2020) Breaking! Rock News ... Country music legend Charlie Daniels 83 passed away Monday July 6 from a hemorrhagic stroke ... The Rolling Stones to show Havana Moon at drive-ins across U.S., Canada beginning July 10 ... Metallica streaming 1999 Bogota, Columbia performance in full on this week's #MetallicaMondays ... Paul McCartney urges UK schools to stop serving meat-only meals during children’s lunch. The former Beatle who is vegan, signed a letter to UK education secretary Gavin Williamson to make available veggie, and vegan options. “No one needs to eat meat, so it shouldn’t be mandatory to serve it in schools. It’s time to revise the School Food Standards to help the planet, spare animals, and promote healthy eating,” McCartney wrote ... Motley Crue, Def Leppard new 2021 Stadium Tour dates confimed. See article below ... Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine updates follow-up to their 2016 album Dystopia, and confirms they have 18 tracks ... Aerosmith has announced new dates for the European leg of their tour, previously postponed because of the Coronavirus. With the new dates, Aerosmith kicks off the tour on May 29, 2021 in Moscow, Russia, and ends July 15, 2021 in Vienna, Austria ... The life and times of Thin Lizzy founder Phil Lynott heading to movie houses this fall ... Steve Priest, British bassist, and vocalist for Sweet, has died at age 72 ... Queen's Brian May recently suffered a "small heart attack" which left him "very near death," before having three stents implante."I'm good, there's no need to panic," the guitarist posted on Instagram ... Majority in USA will avoid concerts, movies, sports events, until Coronavirus vaccine is a fact. 4,429 Americans participated in this Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll ... Paul McCartney calls for ban on Chinese wet markets due to Coronavirus ... More news updates daily

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Special Feature: Rock Concert Streams for lockdown 

With the Coronavirus pandemic usurping center stage, Live Concerts have come to a halt. For your viewing and listening pleasure, we will up load Rock Concert Music streams. Keep on Rockin' for the best is yet to come. (Check back as concerts update frequently.)

Guns N' Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour: Download Festival, Derby, UK June 9, 2018. 

Iron Maiden  Download Festival TV Event (2020)Selection from Iron Maiden footage originally streamed June 13, 2020

#MetallicaMondays
Metallica: Live in Lisbon, Portugal  June 28, 2007 (Full Concert) . Premiered July 6, 2020

HAPPENING NOW! Metal Tour of the Year featuring Megadeth, Lamb of God with Trivium, and Inflames is rescheduled. Concert dates below

Dave Mustaine Gimmemetal  Circus Magazine 7.05.2020

(Above. Megadeth lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwiter Dave Mustaine from his July 2, 2020 Twitter page promoting his show at gimmemetal.com)

Megadeth, Lamb Of God,Trivium, and In Flames released a joint statement, announcing the rescheduled tour, originally postoned because of the Coronavirus: "We are excited to share the new 2021 dates for “The Metal Tour Of The Year.” All tickets will be honored for the new rescheduled dates. If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new show, you will receive an email directly allowing you to request a refund. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund.

"We can't wait to get back on stage and get this tour kicked off."

The Metal Tour Of The Year will now begin on July 9, 2021 in Detroit at the DTE Energy Music Theater, and end  at Salt Lake City’s USANA Amphitheatre on September 8.Most recently, the

Mustaine recently confirmed that the band has recorded 18 songs for the follow-up to 2016’s Dystopia.

“I think this is probably in the top four records as far as towards the tip of the spear with our career and everything that we’re doing,”Mustaine remarked. “It’s up there with Countdown, Rust In Peace, and probably Peace Sells. The other one I would say is Dystopia. So that would round up my top five.”

New "Metal Tour of the Year" concert Dates: 

July 09 - Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 10 - Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino
July 11 - Toronto, ONT Budweiser Stage
July 13 - Burgettstown, PA S&T Bank Music Park 
July 14 - Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion
July 16 - Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
July 17 - Charlotte, NC PNC Pavilion
July 18 - Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
July 20 - Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
July 21 - Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach
July 23 - Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
July 24 - Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 26 - Camden, NJ BB&T Paivlion
July 27 - Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
July 28 - Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 30 - Laval, QC Place Bell
July 31 - Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
Aug. 03 - Green Bay, WI Resch Center Aug. 04 - Minneapolis, MN The Armory
Aug. 06 - Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 07 - Kansas City, MO Spring Center
Aug. 08 - Rogers, AR Walmart Amp
Aug. 10 - St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 - Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Aug. 12 - Atlanta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 - W. Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Aug. 18 - Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
Aug. 20 - Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Aug. 21 - Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Aug. 22 - Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 24 - El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
Aug. 25 - Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 27 - Denver, CO. Pepsi Center
Aug. 29 - Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
Aug. 31 - Reno, NV Reno Events Center
Sep. 01 - Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheater
Sep. 02 - Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
Sep. 04 - Portland, OR Moda Center
Sep. 05 - Auburn, WA
Sep. 07 - Pocatello, ID Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre
Sep. 08 - Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Sep. 10 - Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Centerndemic


SiriusXM streaming virtual Ozzfest with Ozzy, Sabbath, Metallica, Maiden, Megadeth, Priest, more for July 4th weekend

Ozzy Osbourne

(Above.The Prince of Darkness, His Ozzness Ozzy Ozbourne in glorious laugh)

Most hard rock, and heavy metal concerts have been canceled this year, but have no fear, and shed “No More Tears” because Ozzy’s Boneyard SiriusXM (Ch. 38) will stream a n exclusive virtual The Spirit of Ozzfest Weekend. (See link below for broadcast)

Tune in to Ozzy’s Boneyard (Ch. 38) starting on Friday, July 3 at 5pm ET to board the virtual “Crazy Train” with Luc Carl, and Jack Osbourne hosting Ozzfest alumni: Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Megadeth, Slayer, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Metallica, and more.

The special will kick off this Friday, July 3 at 5 PM, ET. It will be rebroadcast throughout the weekend on SiriusXM's Ozzy Boneyard, Channel 38 on Saturday, July 4 at 12 AM, 12 PM, and 7 PM, ET; Sunday, July 5 at 2 AM, 10 AM, and 5 PM, ET; and Monday, July 6 at 8 AM, ET. You can stream the virtual Ozzfest here, click.

In other Ozzy News: A biopic based around Ozzy Osbourne's younger years is in discussion, Ozzy's producer son, reveals. The news first came to light a year ago, when Ozzy’s wife and manager Sharon told the film, and entertainment industry newspaper, “Variety” that she had been planning a biopic based around her early relationship with the the former Black Sabbath singer.

In a recent interview with The Jasta Show, The Prince of Darkeness producer son Jack claimed, “There is absolutely things in motion right now to make that a reality. I think in the next few months, you'll probably see something coming up about it. But we haven't landed yet. So, fingers crossed."


Queen (Rock Band) will join Queen Elizabeth, the Beatles, and Pink Floyd with appearance on UK postage stamps in new collection

Queen New UK Stamp Series Circus Magazine

(Above. Eight stamp sets will feature images of Queen's iconic album covers.) 

Queen will be featured in a set of 13 stamps issued by Royal Mail, the UK postal system.  The series will be released July 9, 2020. The stamp sets include images of the band's album covers, among these Queen 11, Sheer Heart Attack, A night at the Opera, News of the World, The Game, Greatest Hits, and Innuendo.

Brian May, Queen lead guitarist, said in a statement: “It's hard to put into words what I feel when looking at these beautiful stamps.”

The veteran rockers have sold more than 300 million records world wide. Queen will become the third music group after the Beatles in 2007, and Pink floyd in 2016 on Royal Mail dedicated stamp sets

Queen will be featured in Live performances in a miniature sheet of additional stamps. Royal Mail will also issue a stamp sheet of Queen's 1974, and first studio shoot in a Primrose Hill studio. In a statement Royal Mail confirmed the stamps will go sale July 9.

Philip Parker of Royal Mail added, "With their truly original, and effortless ability to mix musical styles, Queen are rock royalty," Stamps are available for pre-order at www.RoyalMail.com and www.QueenOnline.com


Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged  1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar sells for record-breaking $6 million at auction

Kurt Cobain with Martin Guitar Circus Magazine  

(Kurt Cobain plays Martin guitar on MTV Unplugged)

In auction held June 20, 2020 Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar sold for $6 million. The Nirvana frontman used the Martin guitar to play “About a Girl” and “All Apologies," and other songs” at the November 18, 1993 MTV Unplugged TV broadcast  in New York.

Five months later Kurt Cobain, the Nirvana singer-songwriter killed himself at age 27.

The buyer an Australian entrepreneur Peter Freedman, is the founder of RØDE Microphones. Freedman attended the live auction at Julien's in Beverly Hills CA, and beat out bidders including those via internet, and phone from around the globe.

Cobain Guitar Buyer

(Photo. Kurt Cobain guitar buyer Peter Freedman with actual 1959 Martin D-18E) 

"When I heard that this iconic guitar was up for auction," Freedman said, "I immediately knew it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure it and use it as a vehicle to spotlight the struggles that those in the performing arts are facing and have always faced."

Freedman plans to display the guitar in a worldwide tour of exhibitions in distinguished galleries and art spaces, with proceeds going to the performing arts.

Before the bidding Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien's Auctions issued the following statement: "Julien's Auctions is proud to offer this historic guitar from Kurt Cobain, who upended the music industry and pop culture at large with his mythic performance fronting Nirvana on MTV Unplugged in New York, 

"This important guitar has earned its rightful place in Rock 'N' Roll history as the instrument played by one of rock's most influential musicians and icons in one of the greatest and most memorable live performances of all time." 


Stadium 2020 Tour kick off would have been June 18, and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee weighs in. New 2021 Tour dates, listed below

Motley Crue Tommy Lee Circus Rock Music

Tommy Lee in photo from Motley Crue's "Farewell" tour 2014-2015 

"I'm so bummed,” Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee said regarding June 18, the day that would have been the kick off of Stadum 2020 …

“I would have been out there all week last week rehearsing in the stadium, getting ready for the first show. And yes, I am so bummed.

"But I'm stoked that it's not canceled — it's just moved back till next year this time. Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee spoke to Marci Wiser of 95.5 KLOS radio station about the postponement of the band's "The Stadium Tour" with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts to the summer of 2021.

In the radio interview aired June 16, the rocker added, "You know what I was really hoping for — that the whole pandemic thing would be over. And this would be such a priceless thing that would happen that will probably never happen ever again in our lifetime. Imagine being onstage, and it's okay for everybody to be together in a giant stadium, rocking out, losing their freaking minds.

"The energy would be something that I probably will never witness again. All that energy — I'm such an energy dude — imagine all that in one giant stadium all over the country, people just going, like, 'Oh my God! Yeah!"

The Stadium Tour is a co-headling tour with British rockers Def Leppard, USA's Motley Crue, and guest bands, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The tour will now take place in the summer of 2021, postponed because of the Coronavirus. 

New! The 2021 Stadium Tour Dates

June 19, 2021 – Nashville, Tennessee @ Nissan Stadium
June 21 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Great American Ballpark
June 24 – Charlotte, North Carolina @ Bank of America Stadium
June 26 – Miami, Florida @ Hard Rock Stadium
June 27 – Orlando, Florida @ Camping World Stadium
July 3 – Cleveland, Ohio @ FirstEnergy Field
July 6 – St. Louis, Missouri @ Busch Stadium
July 8 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ U.S. Bank Stadium
July 10 – Detroit, Michigan @ Comerica Park
July 13 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Citizens Bank Park
July 15, Flushing, New York @ Citi Field
July 17 – Boston, Massachusetts @ Fenway Park
July 18 – Boston, Massachusetts @ Fenway Park
July 20 – Hershey, Pennsylvania @ Hersheypark Stadium
July 22 – Hershey, Pennsylvania @ Hersheypark Stadium
August 7 – Jacksonville, Florida @ TIAA Bank Field
August 9 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
August 12 – Buffalo, New York @ New Era Field
August 15 – Atlanta, Georgia @ SunTrust Park
August 17 – Houston, Texas @ Minute Maid Park
August 20 – San Antonio, Texas @ Alamodome
August 22 – Arlington, Texas @ Globe Life Field
August 24 – Kansas City, Missouri @ Kauffman Stadium
August 28 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin @ Miller Park
August 29 – Chicago, Illinois @ Wrigley Field
September 3– Phoenix, Arizona @ State Farm Stadium
September 4 – Los Angeles, California @ SoFi Stadium
September 7– Seattle, Washington @ T-Mobile Park
September 10 – San Francisco, California @ Oracle Park
September 12 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park


Neil Peart, legendary Rush drummer narrates Growth Rings, a short film, by the rocker about how music marks moments in our lives

Neil Peart Rush Circus Magazine 12.5.1978

Photo. Virtuoso Rush drummer, Neil Peart in classic photo, from Circus Magazine editon, December 5, 1978

Neil Peart, famed Rush drummer narrates "Growth Rings," a short film, by the rocker about how music marks moments in our lives. A statement by Edge Factor the firm that released  thefilm reads: “Co-written by Jeremy Bout and recorded by Neil Peart of Rush, one of the greatest drummers of all time, this short film honors the way in which music marks moments in our lives.

“Just as the life of a tree can be understood through it’s growth rings, we can look at the milestones and eras of our lives and reminiscence of the songs and bands that resonated with us during those times.” (Watch short film below.)

The film written, and narrated by Peart was made in collaboration with DW Drums, and co-written with Edge Factor’s Jeremy Bout.

The statement continues: “Just as the life of a tree can be understood through it’s growth rings, we can look at the milestones and eras of our lives and reminiscence of the songs and bands that resonated with us during those times.”

Last week, Rush' surving members, Geddy Lee, and Alex Liveson, released a new animated video for “The Spirit Of Radio,” that pays tribute to pioneering DJs working the dials bringing music into our homes. The animated video of Rush’s Permanent Waves classic,  "The Spirit Of Radio" features nods to the band's past, as a way of honoring the memory Neil Peart. (Watch "The Spirit Of Radio," below)

Peart died January 7 in Santa Monica, California after battling brain cancer for three, and a half years. The visionary drummer was 67 years of age. Peart's last public drum solo was on the final day of Rush’s farewell tour August 1, 2015 at The Forum in Los Angeles.

Upon announcement of Peart's passing away, Lee and Lifeson issued a statement calling Peart their “friend, soul brother and bandmate over 45 years,” and said he had been “incredibly brave” in his battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. “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,” Lee and Lifeson wrote. “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.”


Ace Frehley, former Kiss guitarist, and original band member to begin playing concerts in August

Ace Frehely Original Kiss Guitarist from Circus Magazine 1977 edition

(Kiss original band photo from Circus Magazine archives, May 12, 1977 edition. L. ro r. Ace Freheley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley)

(Updated June 13, 2020) Kiss original guitarist, and former band member Ace Frehley will return to Live performances August 6, he announced on his Facebook page. Ace will play several shows this summer, and fall for the first time since the Coronavirus pandemic. (Tour Dates listed below.) Ace listed his first show to take place in Warrendale, PA.

The Robbins Theatre people listed their show to occur on August 7, in Warren OH, and posted this announcement on their Facebook page. "After an unplanned break, the Robins Theatre is preparing to reopen in compliance with the Responsible Restart Ohio guidelines as set forth by the Ohio Department of Health," it notes.

"As we move forward, the safety of those who enter the facility is at the forefront of our efforts. As you may already know our restrooms are completely touch-less. Additionally, an electrostatic deep cleaning of the entire theater will be performed before we open, we have installed plexiglass at the concession area as well as hand-sanitizing stations at the entrance of the theater and all of our restrooms. Seating will be within the social distancing requirement. Ushers and concession workers will be required to wear protective masks, as well as gloves, to ensure the safety of all of our patrons. A UV cleaning will be performed in addition to our conventional cleaning after each show. A free face mask will be provided to those who want one."

Ace Frehley 2020 Tour Dates
Aug. 6 - Warrendale, PA, Jergels
Aug. 7 - Warren, OH, Robins Theatre
Sept. 18 - Houston, TX , Warehouse Live
Oct. 10 - Lawrenceburg, IN, Lawrenceburg Event Center
Oct. 23 - Atlantic City, NJ, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
D ec. 31- Stockholm, Sweden , Grona Lund

In other Ace news, Frehley confirmed on his Facebook page he's been working on a new studio album, his first collection of original material since 2018's Spaceman. 


RATT's “Round And Round” re-enters Billboard Top 20 for first time since 1984. Boost from their  popular Geico commercial credited

Ratt Pearcy Circus Magazine

Above. RATT vocalist Stephen Pearcy in vintage photo from Circus Magazine, November 30, 1984 edition

(Updated June 6, 2020) RATT's best selling single had been “Round And Round,” which reached  number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, back in 1984. To date, and some 36 years later, the song has re-emerged, thanks to their appearance in a popular Geico commercial, and has entered at number 18 on Billboard Magazine's Top 20 Rock Digital Song Sales. "Round" was the band's first hit single, from their debut album Out of the Cellar.

Ratt posted, “A HUGE Thank you to all of our fans, old and new, who have pushed RATT up the charts this year, 2020, The Year of the RATT!

Above. RATT as the rockers appeared in the popular Geico commercial.

The band concluded in their recent post, “We look forward to seeing all of you out on the road when our tour is back on track. We are going to celebrate this success with each and every one of our Ratt ‘n’ Roll Fans!”


D ef Leppard to release limited edition vinyl of their  2019 performance at the Rock, and Roll Hall of Fame for "Record Store Day" August 29

Def Leppard Circus Magazine

Above. Def Leppard, British classic hard rockers, l. to r. Rick Savage bass guitar, keyboards, Rick Allen drums, percussion, Vivian Campbell guitar, Joe Eliot lead vocals, Phil Collen, guitar

At last year's 34th Rock, and Roll Hall of Fame annual induction event Def Leppard was recognized with fellow honorees Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies. The ceremony took place March 29, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

After their acceptance speech, Def Leppard performed the title track to "Hysteria," "Rock Of Ages," and "Photograph" from "Pyromania, "and "Pour Some Sugar On Me." The UK rockers ended their performance with the Mott The Hoople classic "All The Young Dudes," written by David Bowie.

These five songs from the performance, sure to be a collector's item, will be released as an EP, on August 29 with only 4,000 copies pressed for "Record Store Day"

Side A of the limited edition vinyl:
1. Hysteria (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame) 2. Rock of Ages (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame) 3. Photograph (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame)

Side B of the limited edition vinyl:
1. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame) 2. All The Young Dudes (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame)

In further news, The Motley Crue, Def Leppard. Poison, Joan Jett, and the Blackhearts 2020 Stadium Tour was posponed until Summer of 2021. See story below.


It's Official: Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan  Jett "The Stadium  Tour" Postponed until Summer 2021  

Motley Crue

(Updated June 1,2020) It's Official. Motley Crue posted on their website, earlier today, "We wanted to continue to communicate with our fans and update you with valid information as it becomes available. The official decision has been made to move all 2020 North American Stadium Tour dates into the summer of 2021.

"The new stadium dates are being rescheduled, your tickets will be honored for all postponed shows and  refund policy information will be made available shortly. Stay tuned, be safe and we will see you next year.

"Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts." (Editor's Note) Check back. Further updates will be published as it happens.

The current brouhaha with "The Stadium Tour " dates began when Motley Crue shared on Twitter April 21, a photo from their Netflix biopic The Dirt, with the following caption, "We wanna knock people on the asses, we gotta give them a show." 

In response, a disgruntled fan commented, "Cancel the tour already so your fans can get their money back. No tours are happening this year. Do the right thing. Bon Jovi did." The fan's quote refers to a recent decision by Bon Jovi to cancel all touring plans for 2020.

Bon Jovi issued a statement, "Given these difficult times, we have made the decision to cancel the tour entirely. This will enable ticket holders to get refunds to help pay their bills or buy groceries. These are trying times. You’ve always been there for us and we’ll always be there for you.

Motley Crue's answer was that the bands don't make these decisions.Their website indicates that the Stadium Tour is a go. 


Watch! Live! Guns N' Roses launch new professionally filmed full concert series. See the first one here

(Streaming began May 21, 2020) Guns N' Roses kicked off a new live professionally filmed concert series. Not In This Lifetime Selects: #GnFnR brings great music moments for concert viewing during Coronavirus pandemic. Above. "Not In This Lifetime Tour" concert performance from Salt Lake City, Utah - October 29, 2019. 

"Not In This Lifetime" tour began four years ago, and recently listed as the 3rd highest-grossing tour in the history of Billboard Boxscores.

The tour featured their classic lineup with members Slash, Duff McKagan, and vocalist Axl Rose, backed by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and second keyboardist Melissa Reese. "Not In This Lifetime Tour "was launched in April 2016, 

Scroll this page for more Guns N' Roses news, as band officially postpones their North American tour due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


Watch! Bush Full Concert Stream 07/23/99 - Woodstock 99 East Stage (OFFICIAL)

Live music full concert streams have become more, and more at the forefront of uploads during the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Here's one we thought you shouldn't miss. Bush, with frontman Gavin Rossdale is sure to provide star quality, and high entertainment value, perfoming at Woodstock 99 East stage, July 23, 1999.


Watch Live Stream! Metallica celebrates 20th anniversary of blockbuster Black Album with full concert video

(Streaming began May 11, 2020) Filmed at Pannonia Fields II in Nickelsdorf, Austria on June 10, 2012, Metallica celebrates the release of the 1991 self-titled Black Album in full, with a unique twist. The band posted on Instagram, "Check out tonight’s #MetallicaMondays show, 'Live in Austria-June 10, 2012' for a set that sees 'The Black Album' played from back to front in celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary. The complete show will stream for free ... "


Watch! Live! Pink Floyd's David Gilmour full concert film of his incredible Live at Pompeii performance 2016

(Stream began Friday May 8, 2020 12pm EDT) David Gilmour, Pink Floyd guitarist, and co-lead vocalist returned to Pompeii on July 7, 8 2016 for a solo concert. Included in his performance, The Dark Side of the Moon cut “The Great Gig in the Sky,” and “One of These Days”, originally performed by Pink Floyd during their first go-around in Pompeii, four decades earlier.

"Live at Pompeii" by David Gilmour, was shown for one-night only at selected movie houses on September 13, 2016. The album was released September 29, 2017.


Tommy Lee, Motley Crue drummer "done doing Fan Mail" after autographed items appear on eBay

Tommy Lee

In a statement posted on Faceook, Tommy Lee scolded unfaithful fans: "I’m done taking my precious time to have people eBay my signature. There are literally hundreds. Hundreds of hours wasted.

"Those of you that got a signature, I hope you enjoy it & appreciate it, and those of you that are selling can go fuck yourselves!!! ?I’M DONE! DON’T SEND ANYMORE AUTOGRAPH REQUESTS"


The Rolling Stones release surprise new isolation song, "Living In A Ghost Town".  Song moves up swiftly on Billboard charts 

Mick Jagger posted on Twitter, "The Stones were in the studio recording new material before the lockdown.  And one song – 'Living in a Ghost Town' – we thought would resonate through the times we're living in."  The song was recorded in LA, and London, and in isolation. 

The Rolling Stones have released a four-minute slow-burning bluesy and harmonica-driven “Living in a Ghost Town,” which the band thinks resonates for these Coronavirus times. “I’m a ghost/Living in a ghost town/You can look for me/But I can’t be found,”  (Watch video, above.)

Written by Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards, it is the legendary rockers first original song since 2012. "Ghost Town" is a snap shot the new albumThe Rolling Stones have been recording during the last few years. 


Bon Jovi cancels 2020 tour with Bryan Adams so fans can get help to buy their groceries

Bon Jovi 2020

Bon Jovi has canceled outright their tour supporting the new album Bon Jovi 2020, now scheduled for Fall release. Bon Jovi had planned to tour with Bryan Adams.

"Given these difficult times, we have made the decision to cancel the tour entirely. This will enable ticket holders to get refunds to help pay their bills or buy groceries. These are trying times. You’ve always been there for us and we’ll always be there for you," Bon Jovi stated.

"We look forward to seeing everyone again on tour when we can all safely be together. We will continue to send out news and updates on Bon Jovi touring in the weeks and months to come.”


Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine" reimagened as children's book; 2020 North American ongoing tour postponed due to covid-19 pandemic

Guns N' Roses

(Above. Photo promoting SiriusXM Guns N' Roses channel with exclusive content)

(Updated May 20, 2020) Guns N' Roses are now authors of a children’s picture book, written in collaboration with fiction writer, James Patterson. According to the band, the storybook “celebrates love and music, and how they bring us together in the sweetest ways.” 

The Amazon.com description of the book adds that the "Iconic band Guns N' Roses gives new meaning to the beloved lyrics from Sweet Child O' Mine,"  Jennifer Zivoin's illustrated the book with "evocative, sweeping paintings, "

In othe news, the band announced on social media, Wednesday May 20: "GN'R Fam, some news: the North American tour is being rescheduled out of an abundance of caution.

"We will share the updated schedule as soon as the dates are finalized & all tickets will be honored accordingly.

"If you are a ticket holder and would prefer a refund, please visit livenation.com/refund for your options. Thank you for your understanding during this time as we look forward to coming back together very soon." 

Guns N' Roses, formed in Los Angeles, California.in 1985, is still touring the world. The five original members were Axl Rose (lead vocals), Slash (lead guitar), Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Duff McKagan (bass, backing vocals), and Steven Adler (drums).  


Kiss Reunion? Ace Frehley says "Everything's cool, what's gonna happen is gonna happen

Gerald Rothberg, and original Kiss band 

Regarding a Kiss reunion, original band guitarist, Ace Frehley, told Eddie Trunk on Monday April 27, “ Unless they come forward and the price is right, you're not gonna see me anywhere close by." 

(Pic above shot at Circus Magazine headquarters in NYC, circa 1974. L. to r. Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Gerald Rothberg Circus Mag founder, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss) 

Frehley appeared on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" to celebrate his 69th birthday. Frehley told the audience he hoped Peter Criss would be involved. "I can see if we worked out a situation where Peter came out at the end and did three or four songs — sang 'Beth', did 'Black Diamond' and a couple of others ... that would be fun."

As for his relationship with Kiss band members, Frehley said, "I texted Paul, and Gene last week and just wished them well, and Peter [Criss]. And I got a text from Doc [McGhee, Kiss manager]. Everybody's okay — thank God. Knock on wood. Eric Singer's been sending me some silly texts. Cause me and Eric always got along really well on the road."

"Trunk Nation" broadcasts daily on SiriusXM's Volume channel 106.


Kiss Paul Stanley shared this post on Twitter (April 7th) to celebrate 100th birthday of his Dad, William Eisen

Paul Stanley Dad

"MY DAD IS ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD TODAY! He is an awesome man and I am so proud to be his son. "We can't be together since it's not safe. I love him dearly and am asking everyone please wish him Happy Birthday on this milestone. Thank you."


Gerald Rothberg Circus Magazine founder

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.

(All pages, including all logos of Circus Magazine, Circus Raves, Hullabaloo Magazine, on all pages of  https://www.geraldrothberg.com are Copyright (c) 2020 by Gerald Rothberg. All rights reserved.)

My History with the Hard Rock Band KISS (circa 1973 - ) by Gerald Rothberg, Circus Magazine founder, editor-publisher

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June 5, 2020
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Celebrating Paul Stanley, and KISS, and their success in June 1973 with the recording of a 5 song demo, at Electric Ladyland studios in Greenwich Village NYC.
Vintage #CircusMagazine cover image August 4,1977
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About me: That's me in the middle, Gerald Rothberg, founder, editor-publisher of Circus with KISS. Photo taken at NYC headquarters circa 1974.  Circus Magazine, the legendary rock music publication was founded by Gerald Rothberg in 1966. He has been its editor, and publisher since its founding. g eraldrothberg.com is the Authorized Official Website for Circus Magazine. 


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Read History of Circus Magazine by Steven Ward

Read "A Love Letter To Circus, The Magazine That Made Me Dirty" by A.J. Daulerio on Deadspin 

 Learn About Circus on Wikipedia


Read "Wax Rhapsodic" on Circus Magazine, by Richard Klin


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