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David Lee Roth of Van Halen may be taking a break from touring, but he is keeping himself occupied by creating a series of videos called “The Roth Show”, the second of which has just been released.
Titled “The Language of Video” Roth speaks in depth and at length about the process of creating films and music videos, including technical history and the lessons from his own experiences, creating videos for the band and his solo career. Roth is responsible for Van Halen’s “Jump” and his version of “California Girls”.
Van Halen continue in their hiatus from the “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour due to the illness of lead guitarist Eddie Van Halen, who is recuperating following a severe bout of diverticulitis. The required surgery forced the band to cancel dates in North America and Japan.
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Ozzy Osbourne and Marilyn Manson have both been nominated at the first annual Fright Night Awards in the category ”Favourite Male Celebrity Who Dresses for Halloween Every Day.”
A virtual show held solely online during Halloween, the Fright Night awards is sponsored by Cancer Bites. Fans from around the world can vote for their favourite frights over 21 categories, which include film, television and celebrity costumes, among others. Winners will be announced on Tuesday October 30.
Michael Burg, co-executive of producer of the FOX Teen Choice awards and a blood cancer survivor himself, created the Fright night Awards in order raise national awareness of blood cancer programs:
“Bringing a touch of entertainment and fun together during a time that celebrates Halloween is really rewarding” he stated. “Our ultimate goal is to rally the public to increase overall awareness of blood cancers.”
Ozzy Osbourne or Marilyn Manson…who would you choose?
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Although famously reclusive when it comes to TV interviews, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose made a rare appearence last night on Jimmy Kimmel live, marking his first in 20 years. The premise was, of course, the band’s upcoming Las Vegas residency “Appetite for Democracy”, which will be playing at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
A running theme of the interview was Axl’s famous punctuality, or lack thereof, as the singer has built a reputation for not starting a concert until he personally feels ready.
“You’re right on time. It’s unbelievable” joked Kimmel, to which Rose laughed and replied that it was indeed “a miracle.”
Aside from the upcoming Vegas shows, which will run from October 31 to November 24, the two discussed Axl’s work outside of music, his appearance at the 26th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert with Neil Young and some fan questions which were submitted via twitter.
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal joined the house band for the duration of the interview.
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The Rolling Stones have made good on their promise to provide small gigs in Paris before their 50th anniversary shows at London’s O2 Arena.
Playing to a crowd of just 600, the band performed a 12 song set which included Tumbling Dice’,’ It’s Only Rock and Roll’, ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ and ‘Brown Sugar’. Fans were also treated to a preview of their current single ‘Doom and Gloom’ and new track ‘One More Shot’. Both these tracks will be featured on their upcoming greatest hits compilation, “GRRR!”.
Ronnie Wood has stated the group may play other warm-up gigs in Paris, even to crowds of just 200 or 300, using their Cockroaches pseudonym.
This marks the first time The Stones have played together since their two-year Bigger Bang tour. Despite recent claims of over-priced entrance fees, tickets for last night’s gig cost just £12.
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aul Rodgers’home must stand adjacent to the Fountain of Youth.
The 62-year-old frontman for Bad Company and ex-Free singer looked and sounded downright youthful during his solo gig July 10 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa, Okla. Rodgers’ vocal pipes haven’t aged at all since Bad Company’s (so far) final U.S. gig at the venue almost two years ago.
Dressed in a white T-shirt, black vest, black pants and black shoes, Rodgers belted out the Bad Company staples “Can’t Get Enough,” “Bad Company,” “Ready for Love,” “Burnin’ Sky,” “Shooting Star,” “Movin’ On,” “Honey Child” and “Run with the Pack” with ease, his voice sounding almost identical to his recorded studio output.
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Aerosmith and Cheap Trick have kicked Father Time in the gut.
The two rock bands gave 150 percent for a sold-out crowd July 28 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, with both groups changing up their set lists and displaying a youthful energy under multi-colored stage lights. Stretching well past the three-hour mark, the show let one Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group (Aerosmith) and one band that miraculously has been refused an induction by the hall (Cheap Trick) strut their high-decibel, swaggering stuff.