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Monday, August 20, 2007

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Glenn Frey played four songs from the new Eagles album, Long Road Out of Eden, during his shows last Thursday and Friday in Niagara Falls, Canada. They were "I Love to Watch a Woman Dance," "I Dreamed There Was No War," "You're Not Alone," which he wrote for his daughter Taylor, and "No More Cloudy Days," which was released on the band's 2005 D-V-D Farewell Tour: Live From Melbourne. He also confirmed a few details about the album -- it will be out on October 30th and contain 20 songs, and the title track is 10 minutes long and one of Don Henley's best compositions.
Amazon is advertising a new Pink Floyd book, On Tour, written by drummer Nick Mason and set for publication in October. But Mason tells the Floyd fan site Brain Damage that it's not true. Mason's book on the band, Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd, was published in 2004.
Ted Nugent visited a fan beaten up at his show in Chicago Ridge, Illinois. The victim, Jim Volpe, suffered neck and back injuries after he was accosted by a man named "Jimbo" about his videotaping of Nugent onstage last month. The rocker called Volpe in the hospital, and then the two met shortly afterwards. Police are still looking for Jimbo, who may be associated with the audio company that was hired by the festival organizers that night. Nugent is in Silverton, Oregon tonight, and is likely armed.
Another Doors live release, Live in Philadelphia '70, will be available on I-Tunes on today.
Joe Strummer of the Clash, a very important figure in the development of modern rock, would have been 55 today. He died of a heart attack in 2002.
Despite letting fans down with a less-than-stellar reunion with Sammy Hagar in 2004; Eddie Van Halen entering rehab earlier this year right after they first announced a reunion with David Lee Roth; and now leaving out original bass player Michael Anthony, the demand to see Van Halen is still there. They have sold out shows in Charlotte (North Carolina), Detroit, Toronto, Chicago and Philadelphia, and have added second nights in Philly, Detroit and Toronto. They have also announced dates for Washington D-C and Uniondale, New York. The tour starts September 27th in Charlotte.

Director Martin Scorsese is reportedly working on a documentary on the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison. Scorsese is no stranger to music-based documentaries, having produced and directed ones on The Band, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones, which will be out next year.

On their website, Rush have posted a list of the songs that are played at their shows before they take the stage. Drummer Neil Peart is responsible for selecting the songs. His choices include The Who's "Tommy Overture" and "Baba O'Reilly," Jimi Hendrix's"All Along the Watchtower," King Crimson's "In the Court of the Crimson King," and Yes's "Roundabout." Other artists include Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Buckley, Peter Gabriel, Mars Volta, Pearl Jam and A-C/D-C. You can hear all these artists as well as Rush tonight in Clarkston, Michigan, just outside Detroit...if you can stand to be that close to Detroit.

Two fans died and 83 people were arrested during the Ozzfest stop in Holmdel, New Jersey on Thursday. Two men passed out in separate incidents at the concert, then went into cardiac arrest and later died. New Jersey State Police indicated that they had consumed cocaine, marijuana and alcohol prior to their deaths.


On CD: Nikki Sixx - The Heroin Diaries
Perfect Stranger DVD with Bruce Willis & Halle Berry, and a bunch of TV: Season Three of House, M.D., Season Ten of South Park, Season Four of JAG, and Season One of I Pity The Fool.