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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Our condolences go out to Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, whose mother Sue Tallarico died last week.

Don Henley turns 61 today, and his Eagles bandmate Joe Walsh is getting ready to work on a new solo album.

Mick Fleetwood's six-year-old daughter Ruby is in critical but stable condition at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles after a swimming accident on Friday. Fleetwood's wife Lynn says Ruby is an extremely strong swimmer, but while doing somersaults in the pool she became disoriented and she must have swallowed a large amount of water. She lost consciousness in the pool, but was revived by C-P-R before being rushed to the hospital.

Alice Cooper's new album, Along Came a Spider, is streaming on his MySpace page.

As we mentioned yesterday, Jimi Hendrix will do what Aerosmith did, and appear in Guitar Hero. Experience Hendrix has approved a deal for Hendrix's likeness to be used in a game for the first time. Guitar Hero World Tour will include "The Wind Cries Mary" and a live version of "Purple Haze" recorded in 1969 at the San Diego Sports Arena. The game is due out October 27th. Other Hendrix songs will be released as downloads for the game in the future.

Rush has released an alternate version of "Working Man" from the group's 1974 self-titled debut album. Available starting today on I-Tunes, this version features a new guitar solo from Alex Lifeson. The band is also helping actor Brad Pitt build 150 new homes in New Orleans as part of the Katrina recovery effort. For more information on how you can help "The House That Rush Built," log onto Rush-dot-com and go to the News section. Rush is down to the last two shows on the Snakes and Arrows tour: tonight in Alpharetta, Georgia and Thursday in Noblesville, Indiana.

In the mood for more Crosby, Stills, & Nash? The soundtrack to the CSN and Y documentary Deja Vu is in stores today. The film chronicles C-S-N-Y's 2006 Freedom of Speech Tour in support of Neil Young's Living With War album.

U-2 are re-issuing their first three albums today. Boy, October and War are all available in three formats...vinyl; a single compact disc with re-mastered audio and restored packaging, including a 16-page booklet with previously unseen photos, lyrics and new liner notes; and a deluxe package with a bonus C-D that contains B-sides, live tracks, rarities and a 32-page booklet with notes about the bonus material written by The Edge, who oversaw the re-mastering.


CSNY/Deja Vu Live CD by Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Live in Santa Monica '72 CD by David Bowie
The Rules of Hell CD Box Set by Black Sabbath
And remastered versions of the first three U2 albums
21 DVD
Las Vegas: Season Five DVD
L.A. Ink: Season 1 DVD