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Aerosmith Launch Deuces Are Wild Residency (videos)

Aerosmith played the first show of Deuces Are Wild Las Vegas residency at the Park MGM’s Park Theater on Saturday night, April 6th and video from the show has been shared online.

The set featured performances of classic hits like “Train Kept A-Rollin’,” before delivering a series of ’70s classics – “Mama Kin,” “Back In The Saddle,” “Kings And Queens” and “Sweet Emotion” among others.

“We have spent the last year and a half bringing Aerosmith’s Deuces Are Wild residency to life. The intent of the sound design, visuals, lighting and this entire experience is to be as authentically Aerosmith as the band and their fans expect while taking them both on a journey they never expected,”

Show Producer Steve Dixon of Fireplay

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Here’s What Happened at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony went down Friday night.  It won’t air until the 27th of this month on HBO, but here’s a quick look at what went down:

Def Leppard Being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Def Leppard Being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

STEVIE NICKS started the show with four songs.  She was even joined by DON HENLEY for their hit “Leather and Lace” . . . and HARRY STYLES took the TOM PETTY party in “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”.

Styles inducted Stevie, saying, quote, “If you’re lucky enough to know her, she’s always there for you.  She knows what you need, advice, a little wisdom, a blouse, a shawl . . . she’s got you covered.”

Stevie is the first woman to be inducted TWICE . . . first with FLEETWOOD MAC, and now as a solo artist.

DAVID BYRNE inducted RADIOHEAD, citing their innovations in both the music itself AND its distribution.  The only members who showed up were drummer PHIL SELWAY and guitarist ED O’BRIEN.  Selway said, quote, “I’m beyond proud of what the five of us have achieved together.”

Then SIMON LEBON and JOHN TAYLOR from Duran Duran inducted ROXY MUSIC.  Even though original keyboardist BRIAN ENO and drummer PAUL THOMPSON weren’t there, and the band hadn’t played in any capacity since 2011, they still took the stage to perform.

TRENT REZNOR inducted THE CURE, saying, quote, “They’ve been in and out of fashion so many times in the last four decades that they ended up transcending fashion itself.”

Even though 10 past and present members were inducted, ROBERT SMITH pulled a Blondie and only performed with the CURRENT lineup.  He was also the only one who spoke.

Robert Smith reaction to The Cure's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction is quintessential Robert Smith

The Cure's Robert Smith is an international treasure.

Posted by Consequence of Sound on Sunday, March 31, 2019

Then it was JANET JACKSON’s turn.  JANELLE MONAE did the honors, calling Janet, quote, “a bold visionary, a rule-breaker, a risk taker, and a boundless visual artist.”

Janet mentioned her brothers in her speech, without singling out any of them in particular.  She said, quote, “I wanted to stand on my own two feet, but never in a million years did I expect to follow in their footsteps.  Tonight, your baby sister has made it in.”

Janet also revealed that she never thought she was a good dancer . . . and she called for the induction of more women.  She did not perform.

SUSANNA HOFFS from the Bangles inducted THE ZOMBIES.  She talked about listening to them as a young girl in the ’60s, in the back of her mom’s station wagon.

DEF LEPPARD were the last band to be inducted, and QUEEN guitarist BRIAN MAY said, quote, “I regard all these guys as great friends and kind of part of my family;  that’s why it’s so important for me to be here.  I wouldn’t have let anybody else do this.”

Def Leppard singer JOE ELLIOTT spoke for the whole band.  He said, quote, “It did seem that every time we made some musical headway, life would knock us back down somewhat . . .

“[But] if alcoholism, car crashes and cancer couldn’t kill us, the Nineties had no [effing] chance!”

He also mentioned drummer RICK ALLEN staying with the band after losing his left arm . . . which brought the crowd to its feet.

After they played “Hysteria”, “Rock of Ages”, “Photograph”, and “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, it was time for the all-star jam.

Brian May, Susanna Hoffs, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent from the Zombies, Steven Van Zandt, and Ian Hunter came out and joined Def Leppard for the Mott the Hoople classic, “All the Young Dudes”.

Rolling Stone has a pretty good Roundup of the event including videos here.

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Rolling Stones Mick Jagger To Have Heart Surgery

Optreden Rolling Stones in het Feijenoordstadion, Rotterdam; Mick Jagger , kop | Wikimedia Commons Photo by: Marcel Antonisse / Anefo
Optreden Rolling Stones in het Feijenoordstadion, Rotterdam; Mick Jagger , kop | Wikimedia Commons Photo by: Marcel Antonisse / Anefo

(hennemusic) Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will undergo surgery this week to replace a valve in his heart, confirmed Rolling Stone magazine on Monday after the news was first revealed by the Drudge Report.

The 75-year-old rocker will have the procedure done in New York this Friday, April 5, and is expected to make a full recovery after what should be a short stay in the hospital.

“Mick will be undergoing a non-invasive heart valve procedure,” a source told The UK’s Sun. “The prognosis is good and this kind of surgery has a high success rate.”

The need to address Jagger’s health issue led to the postponement of The Rolling Stones 2019 No Filter tour of North America, which was set to begin next month in Miami Gardens, FL.

“I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets, I really hate letting you down like this,” explained Jagger. “I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on the road as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.”

Mick Jagger

“A big disappointment for everyone,” shared Keith Richards on social media, “but things need to be taken care of and we will see you soon. Mick, we are always there for you!”

Keith Richards

A big disappointment for everyone but things need to be taken care of and we will see you soon. Mick, we are always there for you!

Posted by Keith Richards on Saturday, March 30, 2019

“We’ll miss you over the next few weeks,” added guitarist Ronnie Wood, “but we’re looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Here’s to Mick ~ thanks for your supportive messages … it means so much to us.”

Ronnie Wood

We’ll miss you over the next few weeks, but we’re looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Here’s to Mick 💪 ~ thanks for your supportive messages it means so much to us 🎸🎶🎤 🎸🎶

Posted by Ronnie Wood on Saturday, March 30, 2019
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Rammstein Release New NSFW Video and Announce Album

Rammstein have returned with a brand new music video for a track called “Deutschland” (Germany in English), the first taste from their first new album in a decade.

After teasing fans recently, about the new album, the video on Thursday shortly after announcing that they will be releasing their brand new self-titled album on May 17th.

Guitarist Richard Kruspe previously spoke to Metal Hammer about the new album. He told them, “We started on five or six years of ideas and took it from there.

“We were talking about harmonies, how certain kinds of melodies can change things. Things we never really cared about in the beginning, but things that matter more now.

“It’s more interesting for me as a musician to see how the vocals fit into a song, and which melody fits in that.”

Guitarist Richard Kruspe
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VIDEO: Def Leppard Cover David Bowie Classic For Special Performance

Def Leppard performed the 1972 David Bowie classic, “Ziggy Stardust”, and their 1987 smash, “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, during a March 26 appearance on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM.

The band were on hand to chat about their March 29 induction into the 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at New York’s Barclays Center, where they’ll be honored alongside Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies.

Despite selling more than 100 million albums and being eligible for entry since 2005, Def Leppard – who won the Fan Ballot with more than half a million votes – never really gave much thought or cared much about the Rock Hall. “Yes, we do now,” laughed singer Joe Elliott. “Now that we’ve been nominated and inducted and chosen, yes, we care.”

“In fairness,” he continued, “before the fan vote, I think it was a very elitist thing, which is why we kind of shied away … if you weren’t Lou Reed or R.E.M. or Loudon Wainwright III … no, no, they didn’t want us.”

“It’s the same as the Grammys,” added guitarist Phil Collen. “When we had two diamond albums – two 10-times platinum albums – there was no category for us.”

Phil Collen

The UK outfit will be inducted by longtime friend and Queen guitarist Brian May. “Queen is the blueprint for Def Leppard, really,” shared Collen.

The group shared several stories with Stern during the session, including Elliott’s personal introduction to Bowie by Bono; the singer’s love of Mott The Hoople; sharing the stage with legends at the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert; drummer Rick Allen’s comeback from a 1984 car accident that resulted in the loss of his left arm; and, coming of age during the late 1960s/early 1970s when rare media broadcasts of rock music transitioned from black and white to the era of color television.

“We saw Gerry And The Pacemakers or Herman’s Hermits and Tom Jones in black-and-white,” recalled Elliott, “and then we saw Bowie and Slade and T. Rex in color with all this glittery stuff. And it was mind-blowing – it was an absolute, you know, sensory overload on your eyes.”