Rock Music Breaking News ... Uriah Heep, Ozzy Osbourne drummer Lee Kerslake, dies at 73 after battle with prostate cancer. Kerslake played on several Uriah Heep albums, and was best known for appearing on Ozzy's Blizzard of Ozz, and Diary of a Madman... President Trump rocks on ... calls Guns N' Roses "November Rain" the "greatest music video of all time." See story, and GNR video below ... Staind frontman Aaron Lewis, and Godsmack lead vocalist Sully Erna to launch The American Drive-In Tour. Tour will kick-off October 1 in Wichita, KS at the Starlite Drive-In, and wrap November 1 in Del Mar, Ca at Del Mar Fairgrounds ... Watch clip, Ozzy Osbourne Biography on A&E. “When I first met (Randy) I was fucking out of my face and he came in about this big and this thin in high-heeled shoes, and then he started to play and I just went (speechless)… and that was it." Clip, and story below ... AC/DC's Brian Johnson predicts "biggest roar ever" when live music returns. Hint for tour, and album in 2021? No official word yet from AC/DC ... The Rolling Stones open a flagship store at 9 Carnaby Street, with fans also able to shop online. The shop on the famous London Street will sell fashion, accessories, and Baccarat glassware, all with the famous red lips Rolling Stones logo, alongside their latest music releases. Store opens September 9 ... Frankie Banali Quiet Riot drummer dead at age 68. Fought stage 4 pancreatic cancer for last 14 months. Banali is survived by devoted wife Regina, loving daughter Ashley, who were at his side when he passsed away ... Metallica streams full concert of 2011 performance at Yankee Stadium. "The gig was first time we played there," the rockers posted. Watch Live concert footage below ... Pete Way, founding bassist for UFO, and former touring bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, has died from severe auto injuries sustained two months ago. Way was 69 ... KISS, and David Lee Roth confirm rescheduled postponed U.S.A. End Of the Road tour dates. Tour will begin August 18, 2021 in Mansfield MA, and wrap October 6 Lafayette, LA. See full story in Rock News section, below ... David Lee Roth tells New York Times in an interview, he doubts Eddie Van Halen would be able to "rally for the rigors of the road again." Eddie's son Wolfgang fires back that only his dad can make that decision, and no one else ... Aerosmith confirm big 50th anniversary at Boston's Fenway Park has officially been postponed, and will now be celebrated September 14, 2021, with special guests Extreme ... 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 ... Aerosmith announced new dates for 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 ... Paul McCartney calls for ban on Chinese wet markets due to Coronavirus ... More news updates daily

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The Rolling Stones top UK album charts in each of the last six decades. Mick, Keith, Charlie Watts, and co have become the first band in the history of the UK album charts to hit number in each of the past six decades with the reissue of their much acclaimed 1973 Goats Head Soup album. 

Above. Clip of The Rolling Stones | Scarlet (Goats Head Soup 2020) | Lyric video, with never before heard tracks from legendary guitarist Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. 

The classic album has been restored with a new stereo album mix, sourced from the original session files.


 

Watch! Guns N' Roses "November Rain." President Trump rocks on  ...  calls Guns N' Roses "November Rain" the "greatest music video."  In her newly released book Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders former Trump Administration  press secretary reveals that Trump called "November Rain," the "greatest music video of all time."


Metallica & San Francisco Symphony S&M2 grab a top spot for biggest selling new album. Billboard's latest numbers, post album debut at number four in September 12 edition.  Watch! For Whom the Bell Tolls Live 

S&M2 the orchestral live album, was recorded over two nights at The Chase Center last fall with the San Francisco Symphony.


 Ozzy Osbourne biography premiered on A&E Monday, September 7.  Ozzy calls late guitarist Randy Rhoads "A gift from God." 

“Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne.”  Ozzy Osbourne, and Randy Rhoads | A&E.  In this clip Ozzy heaps praise on the late-great guitarist Randy Rhoads. 

“When I first met (Randy) I was fucking out of my face and he came in about this big and this thin in high-heeled shoes, and then he started to play and I just went (speechless)… and that was it.

His Ozzness continues: “I knew instinctively that he was just something extra-special. It was like a gift from God. … One thing he gave to me was hope. He gave me a reason for carrying on. He had patience with me … and he was very good to work with. He’d pull the best out of you. We had a lot of fun.”

Ozzy Osbourne documentary "Biography: "The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne" premiered Labor Day Monday September 7 on A&E. 

The Prince of Darkeness says, talking about himself, "I think there's a wild man in everybody. I'm a split personality. Ozzy Osbourne and John Osbourne is two different people,

"As a kid, I was afraid of everything. And so you just crawl into your hole, you know. You're an easy prey for the bullying. So when you do find a bit of booze or dope or whatever, you go (bleep) I found it. I could never get there again. Alcohol and dope and being a class clown sort of sums it all up you know."

"Nine Lives" traces Ozzy’s life from his childhood in poverty, time in prison, to fronting legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Black Sabbath, successful Grammy Award-winning solo career, to one of rock’s elder statesman, and loveable 21st century television dad.

The two-hour documentary explores how Ozzy has continually reinvented himself, and his career to propel himself toward greater success. Ozzy at 70, includes never-before-seen interviews about his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis. 


Watch! Ozzy Osbourne's  "Crazy Train" Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads performing "Crazy Train" live from the Tribute album. The above video is from the Memoirs of a Madman 4.5 hour double dvd set. "Crazy Train"was certified quadruple platinum on September 1, 2020 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for amassing four million certified units. 


Watch! Masked Jon Bon Jovi wander empty Covid-19  NYC streets, with a salute to workers in new video "Do What You Can"

Shooting a video on nearly empty streets of Manhattan amid a global crisis really told the story of ‘Do What You Can’ from the place where I lived it,” Jon Bon Jovi said in a statement from Rolling Stone magazine.

“And I know those empty streets look similar to so many parts of America battling this pandemic. But the story of everyday heroes showing amazing courage was inspiring to see and the video, much like the song, has a great deal of hope in it too.”


Rock bands are posting live concerts streams while not touring, because of the CoronaVirus pandemic. We will show these live performances here, and update daily. So check back frequently


Watch! Whitesnake reunite 1990 line-up  for Live At Donington, UK -  Full Concert stream

Celebrate with Whitesnake as they hit the stage at the1990 Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington, UK. 30th Anniversary full Live rock concert stream.


KISS confirm 2021 "End Of the Road Tour" dates with David Lee Roth, originally postponed because of Coronavirus 

KISS Original Lineup vintage Circus Magazine photo

KISS original band members. From l. to r, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss. (Vintage photo from Circus Magazine Archives.)

KISS has confirmed rescheduled dates for the U.S. "End Of The Road" tour, which were originally postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Supporting the KISS shows, former Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth, will kick off with on August 18, 2021 in Mansfield, Massachusetts, and will conclude on October 6, 2021 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Diamond Dave will not open the August 21, Atlantic City NJ "End of the Road Tour" date because of a scheduling conflict.

Current lineup of KISS is original members Paul Stanley guitar, vocals, and Gene Simmons bass, vocals, guitarist Tommy Thayer, and drummer Eric Singer.

U.S. 2021 KISS "End of the Road Tour" dates:
Aug. 18 - Great Woods - Mansfield, MA
Aug. 19 - Waterfront - Bangor, ME
Aug. 21 - Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ *
Aug. 22 - Meadows - Hartford, CT
Aug. 26 - KeyBank - Pittsburgh, PA
Aug. 28 - Walnut Creek - Raleigh, NC
Aug. 29 - Lakewood - Atlanta, GA
Sep. 01 - Nutter Center - Dayton, OH
Sep. 02 - Pine Knob - Clarkston, MI
Sep. 04 - The World - Tinley Park, IL
Sep. 05 - Marcus - Milwaukee, WI
Sep. 17 - Sunlight - Ridgefield, WA
Sep. 18 - The Gorge - George, WA
Sep. 21 - ExtraMile Arena (formerly Taco Bell Arena) - Boise, ID
Sep. 22 - USANA - Salt Lake City, UT
Sep. 25 - North Island - Chula Vista, CA
Sep. 26 - Desert Sky - Phoenix, AZ
Sep. 29 - 360 - Austin, TX
Oct. 01 - Dickies - Ft Worth, TX
Oct. 02 - BOK - Tulsa, OK
Oct. 05 - Mississippi Coast - Biloxi, MS
Oct. 06 - Cajundome - Lafayette, LA


More! KISS News: KISS, Deftones, Korn, System of a Down will headline Massive UK Download Festival June 4 - 8, 2021 with more than 70 other acts

Kiss Download Festival 2021

Download Festival at Donnington Park UK's largest rock and metal music festival will return in 2021 with KISS, Biffy Clyro, System of a Down, Korn headlining. Download Festival has been the outdoor festival for fans of alternative rock, pop-punk and metal music since it was formed in 2003. 

 


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

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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)



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