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IronMaiden Release Live Video of Flight of Icarus. Announce Summer Schedule of Legacy Tour
In case you missed it, Iron Maiden posted this live video of Flight of Icarus, their 1983 classic album
In a performance filmed during the European stint of Legacy of the Beast Tour, Iron Maiden released a Live Video of the classic “Piece of Mind” track from their Flight of Icarus album.
Bruce Dickinson, and Iron Maiden will kick off The Legacy Of The Beast tour for the US, Canada and South America this summer. The first show is scheduled for BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, July 18.
This leg of the Legacy Tour will consist of 44 shows, wrapping up at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile, October 15. A second date was added in Chile, after the initial date sold out six and a half months in advance.
Rolling Stones Announce Resumed Tour Schedule. Mick is Back After Successful Heart Valve Surgery. Younger Brother Says Mick Almost Died
A month-and-a-half after successful heart valve surgery, Sir Mick Jagger, 75, posted on Instagram, and Twitter a 22-second clip of his stylish dance moves in a New York dance studio. Here’s a look at Mick Jagger in action from his Twitter handle.
A couple of weeks earlier Mick Jagger posted on Instagram, sharing a photo of himself, captioned simply, "A walk in the park!"
Mick wore a dark shirt jacket, blue jeans, and a cap, smiling lightly for the camera.
He was released from New York hospital, a week after successful heart valve surgery.
Mick Jagger’s younger brother Chris, 71, told The Sun, a UK newspaper that Mick might have died if his heart condition hadn’t been detected during his check-up.
Chris added, Mick is doing well. He then compared his older brother's condition to Joe Cocker’s.
Chris told the publication: "Mick is doing OK. I spoke to him… he’s good. It just showed up on a scan so it could happen to anybody, you know.
"It happened to Joe. He came back from walking the dogs and his wife found him collapsed on the sofa. He had this valve problem." Chris added: "His father died from it. It was hereditary. With Mick it came on a check-up."
Mick Jagger had Tweeted from his hospital room after his operation. "Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I’m feeling much better now and on the mend - and also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job."
Dates for the North American tour will resume with two performances at Chicago’s Soldier Field, June 21 and 25, and at Oro-Medonte Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, June 29. These three dates were scheduled before Jagger’s health emergency. Tickets sold for the original dates will be honored. No exchanges are necessary. Tour wraps up August 31at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.
Rolling Stones Rescheduled No Filter North AmericanTour June 21: Chicago American go Soldier Field, IL Jun 25: Chicago Soldier Field, IL Jun 29: Oro-Medonte Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, ON Jul 03: Washington FedExField, DC Jul 07: Foxboro Gillette Stadium, MA Jul 14: New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome, LA Jul 19: Jacksonville TIAA Bank Field, FL Jul 23: Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field, PA Jul 27: Houston NRG Stadium, TX Aug 01: East Rutherford MetLife Stadium, NJ Aug 05: East Rutherford MetLife Stadium, NJ Aug 10: Denver Broncos Stadium at Mile High, CO Aug 14: Seattle CenturyLink Field, WA Aug 18: Santa Clara Levi’s Stadium, CA Aug 22: Pasadena The Rose Bowl, CA Aug 26: Glendale State Farm Stadium, AZ Aug 31: Miami Hard Rock Stadium, FL
Classic Rock & Roller Alice Cooper, nee Vincent Furnier, Announces Summer Schedule for "Ol' Black Eyes is Back" Tour
Marking the 50th anniversary of Alice Cooper's 1969 debut album, "Pretties for You" the Godfather of Shock Rock sets USA summer tour schedule.
After these USA shows, Alice Cooper heads for an expanded European leg, beginning August 21 in Aarburg, Switzerland.
Above. The classic Alice Cooper group lineup, featured on the cover of Circus Magazine August 1972 edition, consisted of Furnier, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, rhythm guitarist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway, and drummer Neal Smith.
“Black Eyes Is Back” 2019 North American Tour Dates, and Venues Jul 04 - Mashantucket, CT @ Grant Theater @ Foxwoods Resort Casino Jul 06 - Columbus, OH @ Express Live! (Outdoors) Jul 07 - Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center Theatre Jul 09 - Dubuque, IA @ Five Flags Center Jul 10 - Madison, WI @ The Sylvee Jul 11 - Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center Jul 13 - Stayner, ON @ Roxodus Festival Jul 17 - Allentown, PA @ PPL Center Jul 19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion Jul 20 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre Jul 21 - Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Jul 23 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center Jul 25 - St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Jul 26 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre Jul 28 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre Jul 29 - Cedar Park, TX @ H-E-B Center Jul 31 - Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory Aug 01 - Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Aug 04 - Nashville, TN @ The Opry House Aug 07 - Canandaigua, NY @ Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC Aug 08 - Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center For The Arts Aug 10 - Portland, ME @ Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row Aug 11 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion Aug 13 - Bristow, VA@- Jiffy Lube Live Aug 15 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center Aug 16 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Ozzy Osbourne Has Rescheduled UK, and European No More Tours Dates Beginning January 31, 2020
Feeling better all the time now, Ozzy Osbourne announced he has resheduled tour dates for the UK, and Europe. The Prince of Darkness, was forced to postpone his entire 2019 tour after falling at home last month when he tripped in the middle of the night on the way to his bathroom to urinate.
His Ozzness aggravated an old injury, while recovering from a bout of pneumonia. Ozzy was rushed to the hospital in serious condition. After treatment, and several days in hospital, the 70 year old Prince of Darkness sent out the following message, on his Facebook page.
"I can't believe I have to reschedule more tour dates. Words cannot express how frustrated, angry, and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now. I'm grateful for the love, and support I'm getting from my family, friends, and fans. It's really what's keeping me going. Just know that I am getting better ... every day ... I will fully recover... I will finish my tour.... I will be back."
Ozzy will kick off the run at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, on January 31, and wrap up with a set at Zurich’s Hallenstadion on March 16.
Ozzy recently tweeted: “I’m really looking forward to getting back to Europe for these shows. Thank you to all the fans for sticking with me and waiting for the new dates to be announced. I can’t wait to see you all next year.”
Judas Priest, confirmed they will tour with the former Black Sabbath vocalist for the 2020 concerts.
Ozzy Osbourne No More Tours 2 rescheduled 2020Dates Jan 31: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK Feb 02: Dublin 3 Arena, Ireland Feb 05: Manchester Arena, UK Feb 07: Newcastle Utlilta Arena, UK Feb 10: London The O2, UK Feb 12: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK Feb 14: Birmingham Resorts World Arena, UK Feb 17: Dortmund Westfalenhalle, Germany Feb 20: Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland Feb 22: Stockholm Friends Arena, Sweden Feb 24: Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany Feb 26: Vienna Stadhalle, Austria Feb 29: Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic Mar 03: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena, Germany Mar 05: Munich Olympianhalle, Germany Mar 07: Mannheim SAP Arena, Germany Mar 10: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy Mar 13: Madrid Wizink Arena, Spain Mar 16: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Peter Frampton's “All Blues” Album To Release June 7
Peter Frampton's new “All Blues” album will be released June 7, a couple of weeks ahead of the Finale Tour. The music was recorded live by the Peter Frampton Band at his Nashville home studio with guitarist/vocalist Adam Lester, Rob Arthur (keyboards/guitar/vocals) and drummer Dan Wojciechowski.
"I always loved to play the blues," Frampton rcently stated. "When we formed Humble Pie, the first material we played together was just that.”
The multi-platinum selling guitarist was a member of both Humble Pie and The Heard before going on to a solo career.
Frampton’s Finale tour kicks off June 18, in Tulsa at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, and ends October 12 at the Concord Pavilion in San Francisco. The five-month Finale includes dates in Nashville, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Albany, Miami, Washington D.C., New York, Houston, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.
Frampton will be joined by Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, for the majority of the concert dates.
Def Leppard, Lynard Skynard, Guns 'n Roses Top Exit 111
Exit 111, is the new rock music festival making its debut, October 11-13. The Great Stage Park, in Manchester, Tenn will host the event.
U.S. deejay and radio personality, Eddie Trunk hosts. Headlining the shows, are Def Leppard, Lynard Skynard, and Guns 'n Roses. See poster above for full schedule of rock groups.
Slayer joins the lineup on Friday, October 11, which will be the last time the band will appear in Tennessee. Slayer is currently on a Farewell Tour 2019.
Check exit111festival.com for updates, and ticket information.
Kiss' Paul Stanley Reveals He Pursued Fame To Compensate for Feelings of Insecurity
Paul Stanley tells journalist Dan Rather that he pursued “fame as a way to compensate for a lot of insecurities.”
The interview transpired on the veteran TV journalist’s show, The Big Interview.
"I was born deaf on my right side,” Kiss vocalist went on, “and I had a birth defect. I had what's called a Microtia, which is basically not having an ear, having a crumpled mass of cartilage. … When you have something physical that sets you apart from people, it makes you really the target of unrelenting scrutiny and sometimes ridicule. …
"Quite honestly, for me, the idea of becoming famous was a way to push it in people's faces and go, 'You see? You should have been nicer to me.” The program aired April 23 on AXS TV
Rush Announce Release for “A Farewell To Kings” Graphic Novel on Making of Their Fifth Studio Album
The Rush authorized graphic novel will be released September 10, 2019. The 144 page graphic novel was created by the Fantoons animation studios, with guidance, and input from Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, and album producer Terry Brown, who wrote the forward.
Rush, the Canadian Band is Neil Peart, drums, lyricist, Geddy Lee, bass, keyboards, and lhead vocalist, and and Alex Lifeson, guitar. Released in 1977, “A Farewell to Kings” is the band’s fifth studio effort. The album contains their first significant U.S. radio hit, "Closer to the Heart," earning them gold album status.
The epic, fully authorized graphic novel, chronicles the birth, production trials, and triumphs for Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart as they create the masterpiece, with tracks as “Closer to the Heart,” and the majestic “Xanadu”. The book is co-written by Fantoons’, David Calcano, and Lindsay Lee, and features artwork by Juan Riera and Ittai Manero.
"The Making of Farewell to Kings" is currently available for preorder from the band’s official RushBackstage, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.
When officially released September 10, 2019 the graphic tome will be available at all fine booksellers and comic book shops.
AC/DC in Recording Studio for New Album, While Rumors Persist of 2020 Tour With Brian Johnson
For those about to rock, we salute you, AC/DC is back in the recording studio. This has been confirmed by the legendary rock band’s producer, Mike Fraser. Their long time producer, Fraser has produced the last five Studio Albums.
On social media, he shared a recent 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.”
Uncomfirmed reports are the new album will include unsused tracks by late guitarist Malcom 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.
The rumors get hotter. According to Eddie Trunk, U.S. hard rock talk show host, the band will be joined by Brian Johnson for a 2020 tour.
So far there has been no official announcement from AC/DC.
Angus Young in the photo above, is often considered one of the world’s top guitarist, and performers.
"Shut Up, and Kiss Me." Whitesnake Launch Their Flesh & Blood World
Thank you, Newkirk, Oklahoma," David Coverdale tweeted after their debut live performance. "Not too shabby for a first night ... 1000 thanks for your hospitality!!!" Whitenake launched their 2019 Flesh, and Blood World Tour with two shows in Oklahoma, in mid-April.
Whitesnake played five songs from their new album. Gonna Be Alright", "Get Up", "Hey You (You Make Me Rock)", "Trouble Is Your Middle Name", and the lead single "Shut Up & Kiss Me."
The long awaited new studio album “Flesh & Blood” was released May 10. The album is the band’s first collection of original material since 2011’s "Forevermore". Vocalist David Coverdale is joined on the "Flesh and Blood" with guitarists Reb Beach, and Joel Hoekstra, bassist Michael Devin, keyboardist Michele Luppi, and drummer Tommy Aldridge.
Aerosmith's "Deuces Are Wild" in Residency Now through July 9
Aerosmith debuted "Deuces are Wild" concert with early classics, "Mama Kin," "Back in the Saddle," and "Sweet Emotion," in Las Vegas residency at MGM's Park Theater. Later at center stage, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry sat for acoustic versions of "Hangman Jury," and "Seasons of Wither."
Perry then sang a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Stop Messin' Around." "Deauces are Wild" featured their big hits, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" and "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)," and ended with "Dream On," and "Walk This Way."
In August, the hard rock band plays three East Coast cities, and then returns to Las Vegas in September.
Aerosmith "Deuces Are Wild" Opening Night Set List: 1. "Train Kept 'A-Rollin" 2. "Mama Kin" 3. "Back in the Saddle" 4. "Kings and Queens" 5. "Sweet Emotion" 6. "Hangman Jury" 7. "Seasons of Wither" 8. "Stop Messin' Around" (Fleetwood Mac cover, Joe Perry on vocals) 9. "Cryin'" 10. "Livin on the Edge" 11. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" 12. "Love in an Elevator" 13. "Toys in the Attic" 14. "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" 15. "Dream On" 16. "Walk This Way"
The Eagles Will Perform "Hotel California" Album in its Entirety. First Time Ever Event Scheduled for September 27, 28 in Las Vegas
The band issued the following statement. "Each concert on September 27 and 28 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, will also include an additional set of the band’s greatest hits.”
Tickets for The Eagles "Hotel California" live concert went on sale from 10am PDT, April 12.
Whitesnake David Coverdale: Classic Circus Magazine Interview
Whitesnake Explodes. David Coverdale on the cover of January 31, 1988 edition of Circus Magazine. Hailed then as Rock's Newest Supergroup!
Now the band readies another explosion. Whitesnake will release "Flesh & Blood’" the band’s first collection of original material since 2011’s "Forevermore" to coincide with their April 2019 worldwide tour.
Celebrating The Dirt, Motley Crue Biopic. Album Debuts at Number 10 on Billboard Top 200 Chart
We celebrate The Dirt, Motley Crue Biopic from Netflix in an exclusive interview with Vince Neil from Circus Magazine, April 30, 1988 edition. Headlining it then as Vince Neil, His Most Controversial Interview Ever! Click for complete interview.
Quiet Riot Circus Magazine Classic
Kevin Dubrow speaks candidly about Hard Rock Music, and Fans. Scroll down to read complete interview, and view amazing images. Click here for more
Test your Rock n' Roll I.Q. Which one is not Kiss. but Circus Magazine editor-publisher Gerald Rothberg?
ZZ Top Begins 50 Year Tour, A Career Milestone
ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard, first joined together in Houston almost five decades ago. Now, a 50th Anniversary "Texas Bash" celebrating their career milestone, kicked off May with three key performance dates in three "Texas towns”.
Their May 17, launch in Dallas at Dos Equis Pavilion, is followed May 18 in Houston at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. May 19 the Austin360 Amphitheater hosts the ongoing festivities.
ZZ Top will be joined with fellow rock legends Bad Company and Cheap Trick.
The "Celebration" rocks across North America, and then onto their UK and European shows throughout 2019.
Monkees Peter Tork: February 13, 1942 - February 21, 2019, Passes Away at 77
That week our Facebook, and Twitter pages were ablaze with the sad news of Peter Tork's passing. Peter whose birth name was Peter Halsten Thorkelson, was born in Washington D.C. We covered the Monkees in the 1960s. (Note: before Circus Magazine, Hullabaloo was our moniker. Scroll down this page and read beginning History of Circus Mag.)
The Monkees were not considered real rock by hard rock fans. Their genre may have been labeled teeny bop. But so many of our readers grew up enjoying the wild, and crazy antics, and songs, often written by Neil Diamond, ("Last Train to Clarksville," among others) that they swiftly flew into the realm of fave rockers.
Peter Tork was the favored Monkee with Hullabaloo Magazine readers. Though all members of the band were neck and neck in any race for popularity.
The Monkees consisted of Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Davy Jones. RIP Peter Tork.You brought joy and happiness to a generation of fans. Heartfelt condolences to your family, and friends.
Bon Jovi Set To Host Summer 2019 Cruise
Jon Bon Jovi and Norwegian Cruise Line will host two four-day "Runaway to Paradise" cruises in the spring and summer 2019. The Norwegian Jade will set to sail from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas from April 12-16, 2019, and Norwegian Pearl will sailfrom Barcelona to Palma, Majorca from August 26-30, 2019.
At each port, Bon Jovi and his 11-piece Kings of Suburbia band will join guests for a full nighttime concert.
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My 40 Year History with Circus Magazine, Legendary Rock Music Publication
by Gerald Rothberg, Circus Magazine Founder, Editor, and Publisher
My history of Circus Magazine? Yes, that's a story I've been prompted to tell, for years. Now is the time. So, rather than wait a year, or two, or more for me to complete a manuscript, I thought it best to jot down notes as they entered my head.
This way, information will be transmitted instantly. True, with all warts, and welts. But that makes the tale grittier, I suppose. Stay tuned, Dear Reader. History of rock music's legendary publication, Circus Magazine begins now.
Before Circus Magazine there was Hullabaloo. The name change occurred in 1969. But that is a story for later on. The first issue of the magazine was born on a long mahogany wood dining table, purchased used for $10. from a thrift shop. The table was set complete with a clunky upright typewriter typed copy for the issue, X-acto knife, t-square, rulers, paste-up glue, white out, copy paper, and paste-up boards.
First issue, Beatles George Harrison, and model Pattie Boyd. The couple married on January 21, 1966. Jimi Hendrix graced the first cover of Circus Magazine.
David Dalton was our first editor, who helped focus on the mag toward a serious appreciation of rock music. I did some writing, but David and freelancers did the bulk of the writing. Note the first issue, which featured British model Pattie Boyd, with Beatles George Harrison.
Yes, the English invasion had already begun a year or so earlier. The Animals were here, The Rolling Stones, Dave Clark 5, and even Herman's Hermits. Note the first edition of Circus Magazine, with an incredible portrait photograph of Jimi Hendrix, snapped by a young Jeff Mayer, who became one of our regular rock music photographers.
(British Rock band Eric Burdon, and the Animals. Our first centerfold. "House of the Rising Sun," became a transAtlantic hit song, after its release by MGM Records in 1964. Described as first folk-rock hit.)
The first official staff of Hullabaloo was me, as editor-publisher, David Dalton, art director, and editor. Ian Cremer listed as editor-in-chief, and Bruce Gedman, associate editor-publisher.
Sarah Dalton, David's sister, wrote the London Cable, Bruce Gedman wrote a music column and Didier Delaunoy wrote record reviews. Norm Schreiber and Jeff Steinberg were our go-to freelance writers. Jeff later became our editor.
What I remember vividly about David, during a busy day was a telephone call that would come in from his mom. She spoke with a broad British accent. David was both editor, and art director for the mag, and had much to do in our office, which was my Studio apartment.
The phone rings, and I answer. This was a landline desk unit that sat in the middle of the long table.
She: Is David there? Me: May I ask who's calling? She: His mother. Me: David, your mother is on the phone. David: Tell her I'll call back in a moment. Me. He'll call you back in a moment. She: Thank you.
This conversation went on a few times a day until David returned the call to his mom.
The original staff. Left to right: Gerry Rothberg, Bruce Gedman, Jan Cremer, Darling, and David Dalton.
David Dalton could be seen at Steve Paul's the Scene, on New York's West 46 Street, with his new friend Linda Eastman, a photography newbie. Steve Paul was an affable guy, open, and friendly.
Rock music heavies, like Jimi Hendrix, played the Scene, while British invasion bands jammed, and hung out. Linda became one of our earliest photographers, as well as Linda McCartney. Yes, Paul McCartney's wife.
At this time it was necessary to secure national distribution for the magazine. I was fortunate to hook up with Ace Distribution Company headed by the affable and involved Aaron A. Wyn. A.A. Wyn founded Ace Books, which at that time was a well-known publisher of science fiction and fantasy paperback books.
The first success for this company, however, was with mysteries, and westerns. These genres were known as pulp fiction. Pulp because of the paper it was printed on.
The magazine started out as a pulp magazine, with color inserts, and was printed by an offset press. The first edition of Hullabaloo, soon to become Circus Magazine, was produced at a printing press company in Upstate New York.
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."