Meat Loaf Schedules Third Series of Dates for Las Vegas Residency

Webster PRAfter wrapping up a second series of performances of his RockTellz & CockTails show in Las Vegas earlier this month, Meat Loaf has now lined up a third residency. The veteran singer’s new engagement will include 21 dates, beginning May 6 and running through June 21. During the stint, which again will be held at the PH Showroom at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, performances will take place each week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. PT.

RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf combines a rock concert …read more

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Dave Grohl: Hall of Fame Performance Took “a Little Bit of Musical Preparation and a Lot of Emotional Preparation”

Courtesy Foo Fighters via InstagramDave Grohl didn’t take lightly the decision for Nirvana to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last week. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Nirvana drummer admits that neither he nor original bassist Krist Novoselic had played the band’s songs since Kurt Cobain‘s death and that they hand’t “even start[ed] talking about playing until about eight weeks ago. It just seemed practically impossible. It was hard to imagine jumping onstage and playing those songs.”

Grohl says that getting ready for the performance took “a little bit …read more

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Bob Dylan Off the Hook on Hate-Speech Charges in France

Columbia RecordsBob Dylan is off the hook after charges of hate speech, brought against him in France last year, have been dismissed. At issue was an alleged racist remark he made about Croatians in a 2012 Rolling Stone interview.

On Tuesday a court in Paris dismissed a case brought against Dylan last November by the Council of Croats in France, according to Agence France-Presse.

Dylan was sued over an answer he gave Rolling Stone to a question about parallels between the U.S. of the 1860s and present-day America. “If you …read more

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Paul McCartney Announces Six New US Tour Dates

Photo: MJ KimPaul McCartney has added six more dates to the U.S. leg of his ongoing Out There Tour on top of the four he revealed last week. Among the newly announced shows will be his first-ever full headlining concerts in Lubbock, Texas, and Jacksonville, Florida, as well as stops in Dallas, Atlanta, Nashville and Salt Lake City.

Sir Paul will kick off the stateside leg on June 14 in Lubbock, which was the hometown of one of his musical idols, the late Buddy Holly. The ex-Beatles star will rock Jacksonville on …read more

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Pete Townshend Says The Who Will Launch 50th Anniversary Tour in Late 2104; New Album a Possibility

Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The WhoThis past October, Who singer Roger Daltey revealed to Rolling Stone that his band was planning to launch a 50th anniversary tour sometime in 2015, but now guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend is reporting that the trek will get under way a bit earlier. Townshend tells Billboard that the outing will start around Christmastime in the United Kingdom and then will make its way to North America next year.

“It will be a world tour,” explains the 68-year-old rocker. “I’m not crazy about going on the road, but I’m in …read more

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AC/DC Confirms Guitarist Malcolm Young Stepping Away Due to Illness, but Band Will Go On

Columbia RecordsAC/DC has confirmed that while the band is not retiring, guitarist Malcolm Young is in fact suffering from a health crisis that will force him to step away from the band.

“After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support,” reads a statement from the band released Wednesday. “In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s …read more

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