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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday Rock Roundup

No one's quite sure why she's the one making the announcement, but on her Twitter page Joe Perry's wife Billie says that Steven Tyler no longer has the same manager as the rest of Aerosmith. She writes, "the band still have the honorable Howard Kaufman/Trudy Green," who have managed Aerosmith for 10 years. Tyler, however, is now with the Union Entertainment Group, which represents such bands as Nickelback and Cinderella.

Elton John will be the honorary captain of the New England Patriots when they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 25th as the NFL returns to London...which is ironic, given that Elton lives in Atlanta. Elton is good friends with Patriots' owner Bob Kraft. Elton and Billy Joel brought their Face-to-Face tour to Kraft's Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts this past Saturday.

The Beatles have posted 32 clips of songs on Amazon from their upcoming remastered catalog, which is available September 9th. The 30-second snippets are from Please, Please Me, Revolver and The White Album. The Beatles Rock Band video game, in stores September 9th, has its own Facebook page where you can see the game's opening movie graphics.

It was reported over the weekend that album designer and photographer Tom Wilkes died of a heart attack late last month. The onetime art director for A&M Records was responsible for the covers of Neil Young's Harvest, Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Janis Joplin's Pearl, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, The Concert for Bangla Desh, the orchestral rendition of Tommy and the original cover of The Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet. Wilkes was 69.

Sammy Hagar will open his third Cabo Wabo Cantina in the fall, this one inside the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. It will be a two-story, 15-thousand square-foot restaurant and nightclub that will replace Trader Vic's.


CD RELEASES: Cheap Trick's new album The Latest, which had been available exclusively through their website and, contains 13 tracks, which guitarist Rick Nielsen says are four trilogies and an extra song. He says, "13 is a lucky number." , Ian Hunter Man Overboard, Stryper Murder by Pride, Sugar Ray Music for Cougars, and a reissue of Jefferson Airplane's 30 Seconds Over Winterland

NEW MOVIES ON DVD: Coraline (animated, Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher), Watchmen (Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley, Carla Gugino)

TV ON DVD: Charlie's Angels: The Complete Fourth Season, Jon and Kate Plus 8, Season 4, Volume 2, The Lucy Show: The Official First Season, Monk: Season 7, Prison Break: The Final Break, Psych: The Complete Third Season, Pushing Daisies: The Complete Second Season, Robot Chicken: Star Wars - Episode 2, Route 66: Season 3, Volume 1