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Check Out Roger Waters New Video For ‘Wait For Her’

Despite being on tour, and focusing on his road shows, Roger Waters has made headlines by releasing a new video for his single “Wait For Her”. The track is on his “Is This The Life We Really Want?” album.

This is his second music video for the album. The earlier video for the song “The Last Refugee” also starred the same leading lady as his current one, world-renowned dance Azzura.

Check it all out in the video below:

Stevie Nicks Dedicates “Landslide” to Glenn Frey At Classic West

Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles recently headlined the iconic Classic West Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Glenn Frey’s son Deacon Frey is filling his father’s shoes quite well proving that talent really does run in the family. Fleetwood Mac is on the bill too, so if that doesn’t get you excited I don’t know what will.

If you know anything about either band than you’ll know the connection and long history, so it goes without saying that this festival is a match made in heaven, and in this performance you’ll see here, Stevie Nicks brings it all full circle.

What you’re about to watch is a video in which Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham take to the stage to perform Landslide and in doing so, dedicate it to the late Glenn Frey. This is truly an emotional performance. Have tissues ready. See for yourself!

Guns N’ Roses Just Edges Out Springsteen In Earnings

“Billboard” has put out their annual ‘Music Moneymakers’ list, which ranks the 50 artists who raked in the most money last year. The estimates include stuff like music sales, streaming, ringtones, publishing royalties, and touring, which is where the big money comes from these days.

They only count U.S. sales and touring, so anyone who spent a lot of last year touring abroad won’t have that income added. Merchandise sales and sponsorships weren’t included either, because there wasn’t enough information available to make it consistent across the board.

Beyonce is a runaway #1, with an estimated net income of $62.1 million, and no one else was even close to that.

Meanwhile Guns N’ Roses have put in a hell of a year on the road, and now they’re reaping the big bucks to show for it!

Here are the Top 20 Music Moneymakers:

  1. Beyoncé, $62.1 million
  2. Guns N’ Roses, $42.3 million
  3. Bruce Springsteen, $42.2 million
  4. Drake, $37.3 million
  5. Adele, $37 million
  6. Coldplay, $32.3 million
  7. Justin Bieber, $30.5 million
  8. Luke Bryan, $27.3 million
  9. Kanye West, $26.1 million
  10. Kenny Chesney, $25.4 million
  11. Billy Joel, $23.6 million
  12. Rihanna, $22.3 million
  13. Twenty One Pilots, $21.1 million
  14. Carrie Underwood, $19.9 million
  15. Metallica, $18.5 million
  16. Paul McCartney, $17.7 million
  17. Future, $17 million
  18. Garth Brooks, $16.02 million
  19. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, $16.01 million
  20. Barbra Streisand, $15.8 million

(Hit up  Billboard.com for the whole list, along with cool breakdowns of how each artist made their money.)

Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty Take The Stage Once Again

Classic rock icon, and Gainesville’s 2nd favorite son (after Tim Tebow of course!) Tom Petty is busy touring the world with the Heartbreakers on their 40th anniversary tour. One of their recent stops happened across the pond in London, and featured a long-time friend – Stevie Nicks.

With Stevie stopping by, obviously the two needed to recant their 1981 smash hit “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”

And while the performance got some pretty high accolades from publications like the BBC, it wasn’t the first time that the duo have hit the stage together. They also shared a stage in February at the MusiCares Person of the Year event, at which Petty was the guest of honor, making time during a four-hour all-star performance to play “Draggin’” as well as their other duet from the era, “Insider.”

Petty and the Heartbreakers will remain on the road through early fall.

Nicks, meanwhile, has a pair of Fleetwood Mac performances lined up at the Classic East and West festivals later this month, as well as a handful of solo dates scheduled through late September.

Eddie Money Loses Round One of Lawsuit

A while back we told you Eddie Money was being sued by his former drummer for wrongful termination, among other allegations – including harassment, and misconduct.

Well, round one has ended in the suit, and Eddie emerged as the loser.

Money’s former drummer Glenn Symmonds had his lawyers in California court to battle an attempt by Eddie’s team dismiss some of the charges, but the judge was not having it!

The 80’s icon had his team of lawyers putting in billable hours and vows to get his money’s worth – they claim they’ll be back to appeal the pre-trial motion.

They also had some fairly mean hings to say about Symmonds as well:

“Glenn Symmonds showed his true colors: he is a vindictive, ungrateful and awful person. That is why Eddie chose not have him back. Everything alleged in this lawsuit is a pack of lies.”

The court also ruled against the Money team request to not disclose some of the weirder parts of the deposition, including a bit where Eddie made the analogy of the firing to a make-believe album titled: “The Reasons Why I Fired Glenn”. Money continues with the following made-up track list:

  • “Song No. 1: He Was Detrimental to My Wife and Children on Social Media,”
  • “Song No. 2: No Other Reason, Really.”

Eddie also claims the drummer sent him angry texts, complained on social media and threatened concert promoters. Symmonds, through his lawyer Lawrance Bohm, has denied those claims.

The suit was filed in October 2015, after Money decided to replace his band with his children. It ended a relationship between the two that dated back to 1974, and Symmonds’ suit alleges that Money often mocked him as he recovered from bladder cancer and a back injury.

Last year, Symmonds’ fiancee, Tami Landrum, joined the suit, alleging that Money had sexually harassed her, including repeatedly making lewd comments, trying to kiss her and a 2013 private-party performance of “Think I’m in Love” where he “unzipped his pants, and put his thumb through his zipper (intending his thumb to look like his penis) and began to gyrate his hips and dance while he wiggled his thumb” while facing her.

Money has said that the allegations against him are “downright evil.”

Check Out Video of Nirvana Playing at a Radio Shack in 1988

Nirvana shot a music video at a Radio Shack in Aberdeen, Washington back in 1988. Yesterday, 17 minutes of footage from it surfaced online.

The store wasn’t open at the time, they apparently got permission to shoot there after hours.

The video is from very early on in the band’s history. They were calling themselves ‘Ted Ed Fred,’ so they weren’t even Nirvana yet. Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic aren’t playing live, in fact their guitars aren’t even plugged in. They were just synching with a previously recorded demo.

Their drummer at the time was Dale Crover, from The Melvins. He WAS actually playing live.

The whole thing is pretty silly, and there’s virtually no production value.

Here’s the UNCENSORED video:

The Top 10 Greatest Metal Riffs of the 1970s

Metal music website Loudwire.com has put together a list of the 10 Greatest Metal Riffs of the 1970s…but they cheated! Instead of pouring through every riff and selecting a #1 that stands out over the rest, they chose “Every BLACK SABBATH Riff”. Even though we agree with their sentiment, it still feels like a cheap way to cap off their list. Here’s how the entire list plays out: Every Black Sabbath Riff “School’s Out”, Alice Cooper “Smoke on the Water”, Deep Purple “Kashmir”, Led Zeppelin “Cat Scratch Fever”, Ted Nugent “Runnin’ with the Devil”, Van Halen “Cities on Flame”, Blue Oyster Cult “Victim of Changes”, Judas Priest “Working Man”, Rush “Dead Men Tell No Tales”, Motorhead And just in case the written list doesn’t do it for you, here’s a video of the list to get you all riffed up!

Michael Anthony Really Wants a DLR/Sammy/Van Halen Reunion

It was several weeks ago that Michael Anthony was asked about whether he’d support a Van Halen reunion with himself, his best bud Sammy Hagar, and the iconic other front man in the band David Lee Roth. When Anthony said a resounding “Yes”, it began to spin the rumor mills out of control Now the former VH bassist is expanding on what he really would like to see: “You obviously see all of these other bands doing it these days, and also for Van Halen’s fans. Maybe some kind of proper closure or something. I’m not sure. Everybody in the band is still relatively healthy and alive. So there’s one thing right there. And Sammy has brought it up quite a few times in interviews he’s done.” Hagar has actually been open to touring with DLR in the past, but previous attempts didn’t end so pretty. Anthony was part of that tour, so he saw the failures from the front row – but he’s optimistic things will be different this time around: “Yeah, that tour started kind of harmoniously, but didn’t finish up that way. I went out and guested with Sammy on a handful of those shows and things got maybe a little strained, but at this point, I personally am through with all of the drama that comes with everything. I want to go out, play music and have a good time. I want to go to my grave a happy guy.” In the meantime, Anthony and Hagar remain on the road with Hagar’s current group, the Circle.

Do You Want To Own Bill Ward’s ‘Stuff’?

Bill Ward didn’t get the chance to tour with Black Sabbath on their final worldwide jaunt, but that hasn’t stopped him from putting some final closure on that point in his life. On June 28th the Sabbath co-founder will launch an online store over at Reverb.com where he’s selling more than 200 pieces of authentic gear used in the studio and on tour. “Whoever gets this gear will get good karma. I really hope the new owners will be able to feel the energy of it. Of course, I’m going to miss all of the gear – there’s some really nice history here – but if these items are going to drummers who will use them, then that warms my heart.” In all, there will be more than 150 drum heads, signed and dated from tours and recordings from the ’70s to present day, as well as signed and dated sticks from 2005. The shop will also feature the six-piece Super Zyn cymbal set used on Sabbath recordings from 1968-71, including the band’s self-titled first album and Paranoid.

Stevie Nicks Records New Version of “Gypsy” for Netflix Show

Netflix has been on a tear recently with their exclusively created content. They’ve wooed pretty big names in the world of acting to participate in some of these projects, and now they’ve also recruited one of the biggest names in music as well. On June 30th, the streaming network will release a new show aptly named “Gypsy”. As showrunner Lisa Rubin told EW, she heard Fleetwood Mac’s version of “Gypsy” for the first time while she was outlining a project at a coffee shop, and was so struck by the song that it “became part of the fabric” of the show. According to to the Queen of Classic Rock herself, the version viewers will hear attached to Gypsy is closer to her original vision for the song, which eventually ended up on Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage album. “I’m very excited for the world to hear ‘Gypsy’ more like I wrote it — on piano,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “I am very proud of this version.” Rubin considered the idea of hiring a different artist to cover it, as well as using the original version. Ultimately she decided it needed a new take from Nicks herself, and made contact through producer Greg Kurstin.  

Gene Simmons on Trademark Request: Nevermind!

Gene Simmons withdrew his petition to trademark the heavy metal “horns” sign. He didn’t say why, but here are my best guesses for you: It was a stupid, stupid, stupid idea. He was receiving scorn and ridicule from not only the entire rock and roll community, but from anyone and everyone else who heard about it. He was actually trying to trademark the sign language symbol for “I love you,” not the devil horns. Did I mention it was a stupid, stupid, stupid idea? The kicker would be if this was only temporary…like maybe he’s going to re-apply for the trademark, only with the thumb FOLDED IN, so there’s no conflict with the “I love you” symbol. Hopefully not, but I wouldn’t put it past him. Check out his no-longer-active petition here.

Lynyrd Skynyrd vs Artimus Pyle

Lynyrd Skynyrd is no stranger to court battles, in the past allowing the lawyers to do the fighting to preserve the legacy and reputation of the Southern Rock royalty. This is once again the case for the band, as well as the folks responsible for the estate’s of the members who have passed away. This time, the target is former drummer Artimus Pyle! Pyle announced last year that he intended to release a biopic titles “Free Bird” about the band’s heyday, as well as the fateful plane crash that stopped the runaway success that was the original lineup of Skynyrd. That news was quickly met with a cease and desist order from the band, which led to Pyle changing the name of the film to “Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash” Pyle was the man on the drums for 3 of the bands biggest years, 1974-77, and then again in their early reunion era from 1987-91. Pyle also confirmed that he has been stopped from using his old band’s music in the movie. Now Gary Rossington, along with singer Johnny Van Zant, and the estates of other bandmates have filed suit to stop the production in its entirety. They’re saying all involved signed a 1988 consent order that bars any individual member from presenting a story that “purports to be a history of the ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’ band.” The lawsuit also names Cleopatra Records, which is co-producing the film. A court date of July 11 has been set. It makes sense to me that if somebody is going to tell the story of what it was like to be in Skynyrd during that time, it needs to be collaborative with guys like Rossington, Johnny Van Zant (on behalf of his brother Ronnie), and Rickey Medlocke who despite being in and out of the band through their run, always orbited the Skynyrd family in some way. A while ago, I had the opportunity to interview the trio for their performance documentary shot at the Florida Theatre. We spoke about a lot of topics including the crash in ’77, but I think my favorite story was this one about the band getting their first taste of what it was like to elbow around with the musicians they’d come to idolize:      

Gene Simmons is Actually Trying to Trademark the Heavy Metal “Horns” Sign

Gene Simmons has done some cheesy, classless things, but even his biggest supporters couldn’t possibly get behind this: Gene has filed an application to trademark the heavy metal “horns” hand symbol. Seriously. He wants the EXCLUSIVE RIGHT to extend his forefinger and pinky in the name of rock and roll. His application says he wants it for, quote, “Entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist; personal appearances by a musical artist.” If this insanity were to get approved, then no other music act would be able to throw up the horns onstage, or even during the grand opening of a Costco, without the threat of being sued by Gene Simmons. Although here’s the kicker: The application (which you can see here) has a picture and a description of the gesture he’s trying to trademark, and it’s technically NOT the Devil horns sign . . . because the THUMB is also extended. So what he’s really trying to trademark is the American Sign Language symbol for “I love you.” For whatever reason, that’s the way he’s always done it. Whatever the case, Gene says he’s been using it since November 14th, 1974, so that gives him dibs. However, if he’s claiming he did it first, he’s dead wrong…and there’s proof: There’s a band called COVEN. They’re best known for the song “One Tin Soldier” from the 1971 movie “Billy Jack”, but they were a satanic rock band that started out in the 1960s. There is photographic proof of Coven’s lead singer Jinx Dawson doing it during a show in 1967. There are also pictures of the band flashing the horns in albums they released in 1969, 1971, and 1974. Of course, THEY’RE doing it right with no thumb. Here’s Jinx’s post on the matter: John Lennon also flashed the horns a lot earlier than Gene. He’s doing it in a picture of the Beatles from 1967, and the cartoon version of John is doing it on the cover of the “Yellow Submarine” album, which came out in 1969. What’s funny about the band photo is that John is actually doing the “I love you” symbol, which is exactly the one that Gene is trying to trademark. If Gene somehow wins this trademark, it’ll be interesting to see if it also applies to the “no thumb” horns. It shouldn’t, and it would be poetic justice if it didn’t, because that’s the way the cool kids do it anyway. Frankly, the guy who REALLY made the horns a thing in rock was the mighty Ronnie James Dio!

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Play With Kids and Toy Instruments on ‘The Tonight Show’

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie stopped by The Tonight Show last night to promote their new LP, and indulged in one of the show’s most popular segments for musicians. Joined by host Jimmy Fallon, his house band – the Roots, and a group of children from the SeriousFun Children’s Network, the Mac duo played a toy instrument version of the Fleetwood Mac classic “Don’t Stop,” SeriousFun, founded by late actor Paul Newman, is a group that helps children with serious illnesses. Its been a favorite charitable endeavor of Fallon’s for some time. Buckingham and McVie’s Tonight Show visit came just weeks before their summer tour kicks off. It’ll see the pair travel the country from Atlanta, and continuing through late July. They’re also scheduled to join Fleetwood Mac for performances at the Classic East and Classic West festivals next month, part of a classic rock iconic roster that also includes the Eagles, Journey, the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Chris Cornell’s Final Music Video Has Been Taken Down From Youtube

The last music video that Chris Cornell put out was for “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”. According to “Alternative Nation“, it has been taken down from YouTube because it included imagery of hanging. That’s how Chris committed suicide himself last month, but the video isn’t new – it came out back in September of 2015. The song was the main single off his last solo album, “Higher Truth”. In the video, Chris is an Old West criminal who survives a hanging after a woman distracts the hangman. The noose is sabotaged so that it breaks, and Chris gets away. Cornell’s real-life son Christopher is also in the video. While YouTube removed the official video, other versions still remain, like the one below:

Lou Gramm Reuniting With Foreigner On Latest Tour

Lou Gramm hasn’t been Foreigner’s lead singer since 2003, but the band is launching a 40th anniversary tour on July 11th that will find itself in Jacksonville at Daily’s Place on Thursday, August 3rd. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the band, Graham and other original members will show up for a few of the tour dates. Gramm is finally speaking out about the gigs: “The original members will perform 35, 40 minutes, maybe we’ll do seven or eight songs, and then that will end, and the current band will go on and finish the night. I think for the encore, there might be some sort of a jam session with all the members onstage.” I haven’t seen a rundown of which dates will be hosting which members, but Gramm says it’ll be, “a few shows in the summer and a few in the fall.” Guitarist Mick Jones is the only original member left in Foreigner.

UPDATE: Phil Collins Is Going To Be Ok

Phil Collins just got his comeback off the ground, and it’s already hit a snag. As we reported yesterday, he had to postpone two sold-out shows in London, scheduled for Thursday and today, after he fell in his hotel room and hit his head on a chair. A post on his Facebook page explains: The tour will resume Sunday in Cologne, Germany. The missed dates in London will be made up in November. Phil kicked off his ironically-titled “Not Dead Yet Live!” tour this past Sunday. It was his first full show in 10 years! “Drop foot” is when you can’t lift up your foot. So when you lift your leg to walk, the foot just droops. If you’re not careful, you can catch your toes on the ground and trip. This video explains further:

Every Beatles Song Ranked From Worst to First

It’s been five decades since The Beatles’ heyday, and yet almost everyone would still agree that they were one of the best bands of all-time. Well, anyone over the age of 16, who knows music did exist before One Direction broke up…and anyone UNDER the age of 98, who knows music did exist after Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. BUT, not everything The Beatles put out was brilliant. The site Vulture.com just ranked all 213 Beatles songs, from worst to best, and I think they kind of nailed it. For the sake of saving you hours, here are the 10 WORST Beatles songs according to the list: “Good Day Sunshine” from “Revolver”, 1966 “Dig It” from “Let It Be”, 1970 “Little Child” from “With the Beatles”, 1963 “Tell Me What You See” from “Help!”, 1965 “Dig a Pony” from “Let It Be”, 1970 “A Taste of Honey” from “Please Please Me”, 1963 “Ask Me Why” from “Please Please Me”, 1963 “Free as a Bird”, which was released as a single in 1995 “Not a Second Time” from “With the Beatles”, 1963 “She’s Leaving Home” from “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, 1967 At the other end of the spectrum, here are the 10 BEST Beatles songs according to the list: “A Day in the Life” from “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, 1967 “Strawberry Fields Forever”, which was released as a single in 1967 “Penny Lane”, which was released as a single in 1967 “She Loves You”, which was released as a single in 1963 “Please Please Me” from “Please Please Me”, 1963 “Dear Prudence” from “The White Album”, 1968 “Here, There and Everywhere” from “Revolver”, 1966 “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” from “Rubber Soul”, 1965 “Eleanor Rigby” from “Revolver”, 1966 “Rain”, which was released as a single in 1966 Vulture.com actually has write-ups for each of the tracks, where they extended some of their rationale. It’s actually pretty interesting. Is there anything you think they totally missed the boat on?
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