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Monday, July 30, 2007

2sday Rock Roundup

A mini Guns n' Roses reunion took place Saturday night at the Key Club in Hollywood as guitarist Izzy Stradlin and bassist Duff McKagan joined drummer Steven Adler and his band Adler's Appetite on stage to play "Mr. Brownstone" and "Paradise City." Slash was spotted in the crowd and was reportedly going to play with his former bandmates, but left before the end of the show. It was the first time Stradlin and McKagan had played with Adler in 17 years. The gig was booked to mark the 20th anniversary of Appetite for Destruction.

On March 25th, Elton John celebrated his 60th birthday with a concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. On September 25th, he will release Elton 60: Live at Madison Square Garden, a two-C-D set containing all 33 songs from the show. There will also be a D-V-D of the show that will include unreleased material. A collector's box will contain not only the C-Ds and D-V-D, but a bonus C-D of live material from various tours, and a 72-page booklet with a souvenir poster and more. Elton is currently off the road until September.

Ozzy Osbourne spent part of his weekend in a Denver hospital having a "minor outpatient procedure." The brief statement from Osbourne's management didn't reveal what Osbourne was treated for but said he was released early Sunday morning and flew to Kansas City, Missouri for tonight's Ozzfest stop. Denver T-V station K-U-S-A reported that Osbourne underwent surgery for a blood clot on Saturday night following his show and that he had complained of leg pain for most of the day.

In case you were not one of the 28-thousand people on hand for Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival Saturday in suburban Chicago, you can still see highlights on the M-S-N In Concert page. They have posted complete performances from many of the show's performers, including Clapton jamming with Steve Winwood, Jeff Beck, B-B King, Robert Cray, Derek Trucks and John Mayer. A D-V-D will be released on November 6th.

The Led Zeppelin vaults are being opened up again this fall with a re-issue and a new compilation. The Song Remains the Same film and soundtrack are due out in remastered and expanded editions on November 20th. The soundtrack features six songs not on the original album, while the D-V-D includes 40 minutes of bonus footage, including a T-V news report about the band's money being stolen from New York's Drake Hotel during their three-night run at Madison Square Garden in 1973. The new compilation on the way is called Mothership, and the two-disc set features 24 tracks picked by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. The set will also be available in a Deluxe Edition that adds a D-V-D with 90 minutes of live performance footage culled from the Led Zeppelin D-V-D, as well as a Collector's Edition and a Vinyl Edition. Mothership is in stores November 13th.

Paul Stanley continues to recover from a rapid heartbeat suffered last Friday in California before a KISS concert. He says, "I am absolutely fine. I'm going to the gym as usual, painting as usual, and will be going into the recording studio this week. Like many, I have had a rapid heart beat condition most of my life and I never have had any type of restrictions. When I've had an episode, although momentarily disrupting and taxing, it has no residual effect. This is nothing new and my doctors have known about it. In short, it doesn't change, hasn't changed and won't change my life." KISS did the show without Stanley, performing for the first time as a three-piece band.

Do you look like one of the guys from Kiss? A Las Vegas production of a KISS tribute show will debut either late this year or in 2008. The production company is looking for Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley look-alikes and sound-alikes. If you're interested, send some information about yourself, photos, video and clips to [].

Another Doors live release, Live in Philadelphia '70, will be available on I-Tunes on August 21st.


  1. Nothing useful on CD, unless you like Mario Lopez or Korn.
  2. 300 DVD Two-Disc Special Edition (Single-Disc Edition Also Available)
  3. The History Channel Presents Last Stand of the 300 DVD
  4. Hot Fuzz DVD Cop comedy by the guys who did Shaun Of The Dead.
  5. Pathfinder DVD A bitchin'-lookin' Vikings vs. Native Americans flick set a thousand years ago in North America
  6. Dallas - The Complete Seventh Season DVD
  7. Hawaii Five-O - The Second Season DVD