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Monday, March 05, 2007

Tuesday Rock Roundup

You won't have to wait until May to find out what The Police will be playing on their tour. When rehearsals resume after Sting's tour of Europe, the band will work through a list of at least 26 songs. In addition to the hits, there are a few album tracks such as "Deathwish," "Tea in the Sahara" and "Walking in Your Footsteps." The Police start their tour May 28th in Vancouver, Canada, with a European tour scheduled for August 29th through October 19th, followed by a second North American leg.
The list - When the World Is Running Down...You Make The BEst Of What's Still Around/Spirits in the Material World/Message in a Bottle/Wrapped Around Your Finger/Driven to Tears/Invisible Sun/Walking on the Moon/The Bed's Too Big Without You/Synchronicity Two/One World/Don't Stand So Close to Me/Bring on the Night/Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic/King of Pain/Walking in Your Footsteps/Shadows in the Rain/Tea in the Sahara/Roxanne/Deathwish/So Lonely/Demolition Man/Next to You/De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da/Can't Stand Losing You/Murder by Numbers/Rehumanize Yourself

Bono says U-2 have no plans to perform at any of the worldwide Live Earth concerts announced recently by Al Gore for July 7th. In fact, the singer told us at this past Friday's N-double A-C-P Image Awards that he's having trouble even speaking to other members of the band, who are scattered around the world. He said, "I keep telling them the world is in great danger [and] they say they've heard that before from me."

Def Leppard will join Styx and Foreigner for some shows this summer. In 2005 Def Leppard went out with Bryan Adams for a tour of minor league ballparks and arenas...including a memorable night at our own Coveleski Stadium. Bryan Adams is having a bit less fun this year on the road. He had to postpone a show in Uruguay last Thursday because of a severe storm. Uruguay???

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has been hospitalized, forcing him to cancel his show Saturday in Owensboro, Kentucky. A spokesperson for the Executive Inn, where Neil was scheduled to play, tells an Evansville, Indiana radio station that Neil has been "hospitalized with a serious medical condition." Neil's manager tells us he can neither confirm nor deny the story. Neil has rescheduled his Kentucky show for July 13th.

Gene Simmons had a face-lift and liposuction and you can see the procedure on the second season of his Family Jewels reality show on A-and-E. Simmons tells U-S-A Today, "Honest to God, it just sort of happened. [The procedure is] like a biology class...more fascinating than gory." Shannon Tweed, his longtime girlfriend, also had a face-lift. The episode will air on April 1st. Simmons says he is currently "finishing the last few Family Jewels shows" for the second season, which premieres March 25th.

A week after Sammy Hagar said he was going to have some of his "mom's Italian home cooking" while home in Fontana, California for last week's Auto Club 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, he is mourning her death. Gladys Hagar died last Thursday. It is not known if this will prevent Sammy from attending Van Halen's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next Monday in New York.

Slash was among the mourners at the funeral for Anna Nicole Smith Friday in the Bahamas.

Whitesnake and former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale is now a U-S citizen. Born in England, the 55-year-old singer raised his right hand and became a citizen last week at a private ceremony in Reno, Nevada. Coverdale has lived on the north shore of Lake Tahoe for 22 years.

Don Felder and the Eagles will now reportedly announce a settlement in their lawsuit on May 8th.

John Fogerty plans to head into the studio this spring with the goal of releasing a new album in the fall. If all goes according to plan, this will be Fogerty's first studio album since Deja Vu All Over Again in 2004. That album came seven years after his previous one, 1997's Blue Moon Swamp, which came 11 years after the one before that, Eye of the Zombie. So it looks like Fogerty is making up for lost time. In between recording, he will tour Europe in June and July.

Elton John is rehearsing roughly 35 songs for his 60th birthday concert on March 25th at Madison Square Garden in New York. The list includes a few he hasn't played in many years, such as "Ballad of a Well Known Gun" and "Where to Now, St. Peter." I would assume "Sixty Years On" is in there somewhere, too...


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