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Breaking! Rock News ... 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 ... 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 ... Former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters to release digital versions of 2019 concert film, "Us + Them", on June 16. The live concert film captures Waters in Amsterdam on the European leg of 2017 - 2018 tour, when the progressive rock bassist performed to more than two million people around the globe. Songs from Pink Floyd albums including "The Dark Side Of The Moon", "The Wall", "Animals" ,"Wish You Were Here", and from Waters 2017 record, "Is This The Life We Really Want?" are featured ... Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, In Flames summer leg of tour postponed. No updates yet from Megadeth on fall leg of 2020 tour ... Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson’s estranged wife Paddy Bowden found dead in ‘tragic accident’ in London home, U.K. newspaper The Sun reports ... A Lynyrd Skynyrd biopic, Street Survivors: The True Story Of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash, set to release on DVD, Blu-ray and video on demand on June 30 ... The Frank Zappa estate has announced a gargantuan 70-song box set called The Mothers 1970, to release June 26... Classic Rocker Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, reveals he was diagnosed with COPD lung disease a couple of years ago ... The Rolling Stones "Living in a Ghost Town" hit new highs following its first full tracking week on Billboard's Rock Charts. Watch! music video below ... Brian Howe, Bad Company vocalist from 1986 to 1994, died at age 66 in his Florida home of a heart attack ... 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 ... Kiss "End of the Road" farewell tour on hold until "it's safe," Gene Simmons announced on a recent LA morning show. "We're gonna go back once it's safe, once there's a cure," Simmons said. "We would never put our fans in danger, or ourselves." ... Ted Nugent gives President Trump an A to A+. Nugent made the comment on a recent Buck Sexton show. "So I give President Trump an A to A+, just for the fact that he is going into uncharted territory. He's like Lewis, and Clark of politics right now with this pandemic" ... Were the Beatles better than The Rolling Stones? Paul McCartney says yes. Mick Jagger says no. “One band is unbelievably luckily still playing in stadiums, and then the other band doesn’t exist,” Jagger responds ... Paul McCartney calls for ban on Chinese wet markets due to Coronavirus ... More news updates daily ...

BREAKING NOW! 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

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.


Ozzy Osbourne biopic on early career years is “absolutely” being planned

Ozzy Osbourne

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."


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.)

KISS Paul Stanley cover image, History Circus Magazine Gerald Rothberg

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

News, comments, notes, remembrances. I'll jot these posts down, for all to read. Check back. Photo above contained the following post on my Facebook page. I'll also share these posts, and comments from time to time. Rock on, now.

June 5, 2020
Circus Magazine Official Website | #Rock #Music #News
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Celebrating #PaulStanley, 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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Photo. Above. June 5, 2020
Circus Magazine Official Website | #Rock #Music #News
Click GeraldRothberg.com
Celebrating #PaulStanley, 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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KISS, Gerald Rothberg About Me Circus Magazine 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


Coronavirus Updates: COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance* June 5, 2020 Total cases: 1,862,656 T otal deaths: 108,064
Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, The Northern Mariana Islands, 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.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html


Protect yourself, and help prevent spreading Coronavirus to others  Do: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.
Don't:
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.

With COVID-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. https://hub.jhu. edu/2020/03/13/what-is-social-distancing/


 


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 

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