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Ozzy Osbourne Announces Greatest Hits Collection

Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:21am

Memoirs Of A Madman will be released in October.

Ozzy Osbourne has announced he'll release a greatest hits collection of singles from his solo career.

'Memoirs of a Madman' will be out on October 7th on single CD, double LP and double picture disc formats.

There'll also be a double DVD set featuring classic music videos and previously unreleased live performances and interviews.

The track listing is as follows:

CD/Vinyl:

01. Crazy Train
02. Mr. Crowley
03. Flying High Again
04. Over The Mountain
05. Bark At The Moon
06. The Ultimate Sin
07. Miracle Man
08. No More Tears (edit)
09. Mama, I'm Coming Home
10. Road To Nowhere
11. Perry Mason
12. I Just Want You
13. Gets Me Through
14. Dreamer
15. I Don't Wanna Stop
16. Life Won't Wait
17. Let Me Hear You Scream

DVD 1:

Music Videos

Bark At The Moon
So Tired
The Ultimate Sin
Lightning Strikes
Crazy Train
Miracle Man
Crazy Babies
Breaking All The Rules
No More Tears
Mama, I'm Coming Home
Mr. Tinkertrain
Time After Time
Road To Nowhere
I Don't Want To Change The World (Live)
Changes
Perry Mason
I Just Want You
See You On The Other Side
Back On Earth
Gets Me Through
Dreamer
In My Life
I Don't Wanna Stop
Let Me Hear You Scream
Life Won't Wait
Let It Die

Bonus

Mama, I'm Coming Home (alternate version)
The Making of Let Me Hear You Scream
The Making of Life Won't Wait

DVD 2:

Rochester, NY 1981

I Don't Know
Suicide Solution
Mr. Crowley
Crazy Train

Ozzy's Bunker

Albuquerque, NM 1982

Over The Mountain

MTV 1982 New York, NY 1982

Fairies Wear Boots (clip)

Ozzy's Bunker

Entertainment USA 1984 Kansas City, MO 1986 (Jake E Lee, Phil Soussan, Randy Castillo)

Bark At The Moon
Never Know Why

Ozzy's Bunker

Killer Of Giants
Thank God For The Bomb
Secret Loser

Ozzy's Bunker

Philadelphia, PA 1989 (Zakk Wylde, Geezer Butler, Randy Castillo)

Bloodbath In Paradise
Tattooed Dancer
Miracle Man

MTV 1989 Marquee, UK 1991 (Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Randy Castillo)

Bark At The Moon (clip)

Studio 1992

San Diego, CA 1992 (Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Randy Castillo)

I Don't Want To Change The World
Road To Nowhere

Japan 1992

Ozzy's Bunker
No More Tears

Studio 1992

Desire

MTV 1992

Mama, I'm Coming Home

Studio 1992

"Ozzmosis" Recording Session 1995

Ozzfest 1996 (Joe Holmes, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)

Perry Mason

Fame & Fortune

Tokyo, Japan 2001 (Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)

Gets Me Through

Fame & Fortune

Ozzfest 2007 (Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Mike Bordin)

Not Going Away

"Black Rain" Photo Shoot

Las Vegas, NV 2007 (Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Mike Bordin, Adam Wakeman)

I Don't Wanna Stop

"Scream" Recording Session 2010

London, England 2010 (Gus G, Blasko, Tommy Clufetos, Adam Wakeman)

Let Me Hear You Scream

Bonus

Philadelphia, PA 1989 (Zakk Wylde, Geezer Butler, Randy Castillo)

Flying High Again

Tokyo, Japan 2001 (Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)

Believer

Joe Bonamassa Releases New Album Trailer

Thursday, July 24, 2014 7:02am

You can watch the trailer for Different Shades Of Blue here!

Joe Bonamassa has released a trailer for his forthcoming new studio album 'Different Shades Of Blue'.

The record, which is released on September 22nd, is Joe's first to feature all-original material. “It’s been a while since I’ve been involved in the writing on an entire album. So I decided I wanted to make a completely original blues album,” said Bonamassa. “I’ve really had to push myself to make everything I do better than the last project. I know the fans expect it. And I feel like I owe it to the fans to give them an original record after all these years.”

You can watch the trailer which gives a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the album below:

Joe Bonamassa also recently announced four dates in London for next year. Tickets are on-sale now at planetrock.com/tickets!

17/03/2015 London - Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith) BUY TICKETS
19/03/2015 London - Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith) BUY TICKETS
20/03/2015 London - Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith) BUY TICKETS
21/03/2015 London - Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith) BUY TICKETS

Phil Campbell's All Starr Band For Planet Rockstock

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:57am

The full second stage line-up has also been revealed.

Motörhead's Phil Campbell has announced that he'll perform at this year's Planet Rockstock, taking place in Trecco Bay, Wales in December.

Phil Campbell's All Starr Band, which features the guitarist's sons Dane (Straight Lines) and Tyler (The People The Poet) as well as his eldest son Todd, will perform on the main stage on the Friday night (5th December).

Also announced this week are the final batch of bands for the event's second stage line-up; Aaron Keylock, Electric River, Fireroad, Gun Metal Gray, Liberty Lies, Touchstone, Vega, Lawless and Serpentine all join previously announced Purson, Skam, Preachers Son, Dante Fox and The Amorettes.

Planet Rockstock takes place at Park Dean Holiday Park, Trecco Bay, Wales from the 5th-7th December 2014. Main stage acts confirmed so far include Sunday night headliners Magnum, as well as Saturday night special guests Joe Elliott's Down 'n' Outz.

Tickets with weekend accomodation are on-sale now at planetrock.com/rockstock!

Motörhead To Play Three UK Shows In November

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:38am

Lemmy & Co. will play Manchester, Birmingham and London.

The 'loudest band in Rock’n’Roll', Motörhead, have today announced that they will be returning to the UK for three nights in November. The run of shows will see them play at O2 Apollo Manchester on 4th November, Birmingham NIA on 6th November and will culminate in their largest headline show in over a decade as they return to London’s SSE Wembley Arena on 8th November.

Motörhead are also set to re-release their 2013 album 'Aftershock' as a 'Tour Edition' on August 4th. The expanded release contains a bonus disc of live material comprised from the band's 2014 West Coast Tour as well as their 'Lost Woman Blues' San Francisco gig.

Joining the band on the November dates will be The Damned and The BossHoss, with the former having previously joined Motörhead on their November 2009 tour.

The dates are as follows:

NOVEMBER 2014

TUESDAY 04 - 02 APOLLO MANCHESTER
THURSDAY 06 - BIRMINGHAM NIA
SATURDAY 08 - LONDON THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY

Tickets go on-sale 9am Friday (25 july) at planetrock.com/tickets!

Europe and Black Star Riders Announce 2015 UK Tour

Monday, July 21, 2014 7:45am

The tour will take in twelve cities over fourteen dates in March.

Europe have announced that they're to return to the UK next year alongside Black Star Riders.

The tour, presented by Planet Rock Live, will start with two nights in Glasgow and culminate in two nights at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. Both bands are to set to perform classic tracks as well as new music.

Joey Tempest of Europe said "This is going to be amazing – to be playing with Black Star Riders is going to make for THE tour of the spring – just can’t wait to get back on the road!"

Black Star Riders' Scott Gorham added "When the idea of touring with Europe was presented we jumped at the chance. This is going to be a great tour and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the new album’s touring schedule."

Both Europe and Black Star Riders are expected to release new albums in early Spring 2015.

Tickets are available in an exclusive 48-hour Planet Rock Pre-sale right now at planetrock.com/tickets!

You can see the full list of tour dates below.

Europe & Black Star Riders - Live And Loud In The UK - March 2015:

05/03/2015 Glasgow - O2 ABC BUY TICKETS
06/03/2015 Glasgow - O2 ABC BUY TICKETS
07/03/2015 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne - O2 Academy BUY TICKETS
08/03/2015 Leeds - O2 Academy BUY TICKETS
10/03/2015 Nottingham - Rock City BUY TICKETS
11/03/2015 Cambridge - Corn Exchange BUY TICKETS
13/03/2015 Manchester - Academy BUY TICKETS
14/03/2015 Wolverhampton - Civic Hall BUY TICKETS
15/03/2015 Exeter - Great Hall (Exeter Uni) BUY TICKETS
16/03/2015 Bristol - O2 Academy BUY TICKETS
18/03/2015 Bournemouth - O2 Academy BUY TICKETS
19/03/2015 Norwich - The Nick Rayns LCR BUY TICKETS
20/03/2015 London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire BUY TICKETS
21/03/2015 London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire BUY TICKETS

Listen: Scott Stapp On Meeting Joe Walsh

Friday, July 18, 2014 9:14am

Stapp says his sobriety has brought him closer to his musical heroes.

Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp told Planet Rock of the time he met Eagle Joe Walsh ten years ago and couldn’t remember the encounter because he was too drunk.

He said he is glad they had a chance to reconnect during a more sedate meeting. Listen to the clip below:

You can hear the full interview on My Planet Rocks on Sunday (20 July) at 7pm or Thursday (24 July) at 8pm!

Robin Trower Announces UK Tour

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:01am

The legendary guitarist will play seventeen dates in March and April.

Robin Trower has announced he'll play a run of UK shows in 2015 in support of a brand new album.

Trower found fame in the late 60s as a member of Procol Harum, before embarking on a solo career and working with the likes of Jack Bruce and Bryan Ferry. The as-yet-untitled new record follows his 2013 solo album 'Roots and Branches'.

You can see the list of tour dates below:

26/03/2015 Lincoln - Engine Shed BUY TICKETS
27/03/2015 Bury St Edmunds - The Apex BUY TICKETS
28/03/2015 Birmingham - Town Hall BUY TICKETS
29/03/2015 Salford - Lowry BUY TICKETS
02/04/2015 Chester - Live Rooms BUY TICKETS
03/04/2015 Gateshead - The Sage BUY TICKETS
04/04/2015 Glasgow - The Arches BUY TICKETS
05/04/2015 Aberdeen - The Lemon Tree BUY TICKETS
07/04/2015 Stockton-on-Tees - The Arc BUY TICKETS
08/04/2015 York - The York Barbican BUY TICKETS
09/04/2015 Sheffield - City Hall BUY TICKETS
10/04/2015 Holmfirth - Holmfirth Picturedrome BUY TICKETS
11/04/2015 London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire BUY TICKETS
14/04/2015 Crawley - The Hawth BUY TICKETS
15/04/2015 Exeter - Corn Exchange BUY TICKETS
16/04/2015 Salisbury - City Hall BUY TICKETS
17/04/2015 Milton Keynes - The Stables BUY TICKETS

Tickets for all shows go on sale 9am Friday 18th July at planetrock.com/tickets!

Watch: Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades Of Blue

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:47am

See the video and the album track listing here!

Joe Bonamassa has released a video for the title track from his forthcoming new album 'Different Shades Of Blue'.

The album is set for release on September 22nd on various formats, including a limited edition CD with a 64-page hardcover digibook and 180 gram black vinyl. It will also be the first ever Bonamassa release to be available on vinyl picture disc.

The record will also be Joe's first to feature all original material.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been involved in the writing on an entire album. So I decided I wanted to make a completely original blues album,”  said Bonamassa. “I’ve really had to push myself to make everything I do better than the last project. I know the fans expect it. And I feel like I owe it to the fans to give them an original record after all these years.”

You can watch the video for 'Different Shades Of Blue' below:

The album track listing is as follows:

  1. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
  2. Oh Beautiful!
  3. Love Ain't A Love Song
  4. Living On The Moon
  5. Heartache Follows Wherever I Go
  6. Never Give All Your Heart
  7. I Gave Up Everything For You, 'Cept The Blues
  8. Different Shades Of Blue
  9. Get Back My Tomorrow
  10. Trouble Town
  11. So, What Would I Do

Joe Bonamassa also recently announced that he'll play the following four dates at London's Eventim Apollo next March:

17/03/2015 London - Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith) BUY TICKETS
19/03/2015 London - Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith) BUY TICKETS
20/03/2015 London - Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith) BUY TICKETS
21/03/2015 London - Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith) BUY TICKETS

Tickets for all dates are on-sale now at planetrock.com/tickets!
 

Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades Of Blue Picture Disc Artwork

Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades Of Blue: Picture Disc Artwork

Thunder's Ben Matthews To Undergo Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:25am

The chance of a positive outcome however is "in the high 90s".

Following the news that Thunder guitarist Ben Matthews would miss Calling Festival due to having his tonsils removed, it has now come to light that there was malignant "matter" attached to one of them which will require further treatment.

The band explained in a statement posted on their Facebook page:

"As you will remember Ben had his tonsils removed a while ago.
Unfortunately, the surgeon found some "extra" matter attached to one of them, and after some tests, it was subsequently found to be malignant.

In effect, he has cancer, and needs treatment, which will mean a course of both radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Whilst the treatment is not pleasant, we're told the percentage chances of a happy outcome are "in the high 90s".

We'll update you when we have some more news.
In the meantime please join us in wishing him well.

The Thin Concerned One"

Planet Rock would also like to wish Ben and all in the Thunder camp the very best!

Airboune Announce Three UK Dates

Monday, July 14, 2014 3:40am

The Aussie rockers will return in August.

Following a triumphant performance at this year's Sonisphere Festival, Airbourne have announced that they'll play three UK dates this August.

The club shows will serve as somewhat of a warm-up for the arena gigs they'll play in October supporting Black Stone Cherry.

You can see the dates below:

26/08/2014 Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms BUY TICKETS
27/08/2014 Brighton - Concorde 2 BUY TICKETS
28/08/2014 London - The Garage BUY TICKETS

Tickets for all shows are on sale now at planetrock.com/tickets!

You can watch our interview with Joel from Airbourne at Sonisphere Festival below:

Brian Johnson On New AC/DC Album: "We're Done"

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:33am

He confirmed the good news whilst collecting a doctorate.

AC/DC's Brian Johnson has revealed that the band have now completed work on their new album.

Sessions for the record recently took place in Vancouver, with Malcolm Young's nephew Stephen filling in for the absent guitarist.

Johnson confirmed that they have now finished recording whilst he was collecting an Honourary Doctorate of Music from Northumbria University in his hometown of Newcastle.

The frontman said: “It was brilliant over there. We’re done. I’m very excited and we’ve got some great songs.

“We miss Malcolm obviously. He’s a fighter. He’s in hospital but he’s a fighter. We’ve got our fingers crossed that he’ll get strong again.

“Stevie, Malcolm’s nephew, was magnificent, but when you’re recording with this thing hanging over you and your work mate isn’t well, it’s difficult.

“But I’m sure he was rooting for us. He’s such a strong man. He’s a small guy but he’s very strong. He’s proud and he’s very private so we can’t say too much. But fingers crossed he’ll be back.”

Johnson also recently sparked rumours that the band would tour before the end of 2014.

Pink Floyd Confirm New Album Rumours

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 7:16am

The record will mainly consist of music from The Division Bell sessions.

Pink Floyd have confirmed that they'll release an album of new music later this year.

A statement from the band's camp says: "Pink Floyd can confirm that they are releasing a new album "The Endless River" in October 2014. It is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions which feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The album is produced by David Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson.  Work is still in progress, but more details to come at the end of the Summer."

The confirmation follows rumours sparked when David Gilmour's wife Polly posted the below Tweet on Saturday:

Pink Floyd released a special anniversary edition of The Division Bell last month, and you can hear the original classic album in full on Planet Rock on Monday (14 July) at 11pm!

Joe Bonamassa Announces Four Nights At Eventim Apollo

Thursday, July 3, 2014 6:18am

The blues-rock icon hits Hammersmith next March.

Joe Bonamassa has announced four London dates for 2015.

Joe will play on March 17th, 19th, 20th and 21st at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo.

17/03/2015 London - Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith) BUY TICKETS
19/03/2015 London - Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith) BUY TICKETS
20/03/2015 London - Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith) BUY TICKETS
21/03/2015 London - Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith) BUY TICKETS

Bonamassa recently announced he'll also release a new studio albumDifferent Shades of Blue” on 22nd September 2014, which can be pre-ordered when purchasing tickets.

The 2015 Hammersmith concerts follow his critically acclaimed “London 2013” tour, which saw Bonamassa pay homage to his UK fans and unique relationship with England’s capital city.

Currently his only confirmed UK concerts, the 2015 Eventim Apollo dates will see Joe perform an entirely new show. Featuring songs from his new album “Different Shades of Blue” played live for the very first time in the UK, and a never-before-seen line-up of musicians, these shows are a guaranteed must-see for “Bona-holics” both new and old, and guitar aficionados everywhere.     

Joe and his band will also perform classics from his extensive back catalogue, including “Sloe Gin”, “Dust Bowl”, “The Ballad of John Henry”, and 2012’s critically acclaimed “Driving Towards The Daylight” (which reached #2 in the UK’s Official Album Chart). 

Tickets are on sale now at planetrock.com/tickets!

Watch: Robert Reed - Sanctuary Part 2 Excerpt

Friday, July 11, 2014 11:27am

See the clip, featuring a Rick Wakeman lookalike here.

Robert Reed has released a video to accompany an excert from part two of his forthcoming 'Sanctuary' album.

The record, co-produced by Tom Newman and mastered by Simon Heyworth who both famously worked on Tubular Bells, is set for release on on 11 August 2014.

Reed, who plays all of the instruments on the album, said: “I just had a blind confidence that I could play them all. I owned all the guitars, etc in my own studio but had to hire the larger percussion instruments, like timpani’s and tubular bells, so the lead percussionist of the Welsh National Orchestra turned up with a lorry full of the most expensive percussion.

"For two days he frowned as I made my way through playing these instruments, like a kid in a sweet shop. Whenever I struggled he continued to ask if I wanted him to play them. I replied that I couldn’t, as it would break the pledge of making the album by myself…. Everything is played by hand by myself, except for guest vocalists, Synergy Vocals.”

You can watch the clip below!

The Who Announce 50th Anniversary Tour

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 7:16am

Listen to Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend speaking about the tour here.

Planet Rock was at Ronnie Scott’s in London yesterday to watch The Who play a tiny acoustic gig, heralding the announcement of their 50th anniversary UK tour.

The band, who have sold 100 million albums, will play 9 arena dates, kicking off in Glasgow on the 30th of November.

Frontman Roger Daltrey said this tour is the start of the band’s long goodbye, but he’s keen to keep playing live while he can, as well as recording new music with the band this Summer.

You can listen to him speaking with Pete Townshend at the press conference below:

You can see the tour dates below:

30/11/2014 Glasgow - SECC BUY TICKETS
02/12/2014 Leeds - First Direct Arena BUY TICKETS
05/12/2014 Nottingham - Capital FM Arena BUY TICKETS
07/12/2014 Birmingham - National Indoor Arena BUY TICKETS
09/12/2014 Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena BUY TICKETS
11/12/2014 Liverpool - Echo Arena BUY TICKETS
13/12/2014 Manchester - Phones 4U Arena BUY TICKETS
15/12/2014 Cardiff - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena BUY TICKETS
17/12/2014 London - O2 Arena BUY TICKETS

Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday 9am (4 July) at planetrock.com/tickets.

Mick Jagger & Charlie Watts In Skit About Monty Python

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 6:15am

The stones frontman jokes about the comedians being 'wrinkly old men'.

Mick Jagger and Charlier Watts of The Rolling Stones poked fun at the stars of Monty Python (and indeed themselves) in a video skit shown at a press conference yesterday for Monty Python Live (mostly).

The video shows Jagger being told about the veteran comedians' comeback live shows by an assistant, to which he replies "Who wants to see that again? It was funny in the Sixties.”

He also goes on to describe Eric Idle, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam as "...wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money. I mean, the best one died years ago!”

You can watch the skit below:

At the press conference, launching the Pythons' run of live dates at London's O2, John Cleese said: "The opening number is quite energetic. We leap around and it sets the standard. I’m quite worn out after the first number. We’ve got Jagger as an example and we can still move fast around the stage."

Monty Python Live (mostly) starts tonight at The O2 Arena.

Keith Richards: "Chuck Berry once gave me a black eye"

Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:55am

Hear the full interview on My Planet Rocks this Thursday!

The legendary Stones guitarist has told Planet Rock's Liz Barnes about the time he first encountered Chuck Berry.

Richards recounted the tale while discussing his love for the blues and choosing tracks from the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Otis Redding and Chuck Berry.

“He’d left his guitar out in his dressing room and I’d just been sitting there and I just picked it up." Keith said. “And he walks in, “nobody touches that”, bam!! But he didn’t know it was me. And then a few months later I get sort of these apologetic, “Keith I didn’t know it was you”. It don’t matter. Chuck, you did the right move, I wouldn’t let nobody touch mine either!”

You can listen to the clip below:

To hear the full interview, listen to Keith Richards on My Planet Rocks with Liz Barnes, Sunday 29 June at 7pm and again 3 July at 8pm!

Mr. Big To Play One-Off London Date

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:19am

London's KOKO will play host to Mr. Big in October.

LA Rockers MR BIG have announced a one off show at London’s Koko on Friday 17th October 2014.

The gig will be their only date on these shores this year.

The original line up of Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan and Pat Torpey will perform songs from their vast catalogue, spanning nearly 25 years.

Tickets go on sale 9am on Friday 27th June at planetrock.com/tickets!

Video Exclusive: Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited Live DVD Trailer

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:40am

Watch a behind-the-scenes look at the forthcoming live DVD.

Filmed at the sold out show at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall in October 2013, 'Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall' will be released on 30th June 2014.

Recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, the live concert will be available in the following formats:

  • Standard 2CD/DVD digipak
  • Limited 2CD/2DVD/Blu-Ray art-book with liner notes, photos and bonus interview features

Steve Hackett said: “I'm excited the Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited show at the extraordinary Royal Albert Hall is being released on both DVD and Blu-Ray in 5.1. It was a thrilling musical experience for all concerned with a fantastic light / visual show!  Paul Green and team filmed it brilliantly too. It's a feast for eyes, ears and all the senses...”

You can exclusively watch the trailer for the release, featuring interviews with Hackett and many of the musicians who joined him, below:

Joe Elliott's Down 'n' Outz Announce UK Tour

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5:50am

The band hit the road this December.

Joe Elliott's Down 'n' Outz have announced a string of UK tour dates for later this year.

The shows will be in support of their new album 'The Further Adventures Of...' and will see the band taking in ten venues around the UK and Ireland in December.

The tour also includes their previously announced Saturday night slot at Planet Rockstock.

You can see the list of dates below:

05/12/2014 The Bierkeller, Bristol BUY TICKETS - 9am Friday
06/12/2014 Park Dean Holiday Park, Trecco Bay BUY TICKETS
08/12/2014 The Garage, London BUY TICKETS - 9am Friday
09/12/2014 Fibbers, York BUY TICKETS - 9am Friday
11/12/2014 Corporation, Sheffield BUY TICKETS - 9am Friday
12/12/2014 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton BUY TICKETS - 9am Friday
14/12/2014 Riverside, Newcastle BUY TICKETS - 9am Friday
15/12/2014 The Garage, Glasgow BUY TICKETS - 9am Friday
17/12/2014 The Limelight, Belfast BUY TICKETS - 9am Friday
18/12/2014 The Academy , Dublin BUY TICKETS - 9am Friday

Tickets for for the new dates go on sale this Friday (27 June) at 9am at planetrock.com/tickets. Planet Rockstock tickets are already on sale.

Robert Plant Announces New Album and Tour

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 3:34am

He'll tour with The Sensational Space Shifters this November.

Robert Plant has revealed he'll release a new album entitled 'lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar' on September 8th 2014.

The record will feature his band The Sensational Space Shifters and is Plant's first since 2010's 'Band Of Joy'.

“It’s really a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep,”  Plant says. “The whole impetus of my life as a singer has to be driven by a good brotherhood. I am very lucky to work with The Sensational Space Shifters. They come from exciting areas of contemporary music…I have been around awhile and I ask myself, do I have anything to say? Is there a song still inside me? In my heart? I see life and what’s happening to me.

"Along the trail there are expectations, disappointments, happiness, questions and strong relationships …and now I’m able to express my feelings through melody, power and trance; together in a kaleidescope of sound, colour and friendship.”

You can see the full tracklisting for 'lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar' below:

1. Little Maggie
2. Rainbow
3. Pocketful of Golden          
4. Embrace Another Fall
5. Turn It Up
6. A Stolen Kiss
7. Somebody There
8. Poor Howard
9. House of Love
10. Up on the Hollow Hill (Understanding Arthur)
11. Arbaden (Maggie’s Babby)

The first single from the album 'Rainbow' will be released this Summer.

The announcement also includes a run of UK dates this November.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (27 June) at 9am at planetrock.com/tickets!

Listen to Planet Rock on Thursday for your chance to win a pair of tickets, the day before they go on sale!

You can see the tour dates below:

Watch the trailer for 'lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar':

Thunder To Perform With Stand-in Guitarist At Calling Festival

Monday, June 23, 2014 8:55am

Ben Matthews will miss the show due to tonsillitis.

Thunder have announced that they will perform without guitarist/keyboard player Ben Matthews at Calling Festival this weekend, while he recovers from having his tonsils removed.

The band reassured fans, in a message posted on their Facebook page, that they will still be performing at Clapham Common on Saturday thanks to stand-in guitarist Peter Shoulder.

You can read their message below:

"We have some rather important news to impart.
 
Following a period of discomfort, Ben has had to have his tonsils removed. He is unable to go out or sing, so he cannot do the show on Saturday at Clapham.
 
Rather than cancel, the band has asked our good friend Peter Shoulder to play guitar, and he has agreed to step in. Hurrah!
 
Ben is currently advising Pete (via text) on both hair tips and shape chucking. In return Pete has agreed not to sing and play too well…
 
This will be the second time a Thunder band member has been replaced for a live show: - You may recall John Tonks stepped in for Harry at Exeter University in Oct 2008, when he had to have an emergency kidney stone operation on the day the "Bang" tour started.
 
Please join us in wishing Ben a speedy recovery, and thanking Pete for saving the proverbial bacon.
 
The Thin & Rather Relieved One
"

Calling Festival takes places on the 28th and 29th June at Clapham Common, London. Aerosmith will headline the Saturday night with Joe Bonamassa, Thunder, Richie Sambora, Walking Papers, Heaven's Basement, Toseland, Tax The Heat and more also appearing.

Tickets are available at planetrock.com/tickets!

Joanne Shaw Taylor and The Treatment for Planet Rockstock!

Friday, June 20, 2014 10:54am

Both acts bolster the Friday night bill.

As confirmed by Paul Anthony on Planet Rock Breakfast, blues-rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Joanne Shaw Taylor will be performing at this year's Planet Rockstock.

She'll play as main support to the yet-to-be-announced headliner on Friday 5th December on the main stage.

Also announced are Cambridge rockers The Treatment, who will be kicking off the action on the same stage that night.

Planet Rockstock 2014 takes place from the 5th - 7th December at Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, Wales.

Tickets are on sale right now at planetrock.com/rockstock!

Iggy Pop 'Tortured Into Liking Justin Bieber' In Ad Campaign

Friday, June 20, 2014 4:34am

The Stooges man features on Amnesty International posters.

In a new awareness campaign by Amnesty International Belgium, Iggy Pop is pictured looking beaten and bloody, with the implication being that he has been tortured into liking "popstar" Justin Bieber.

The image features the quote "L'avenir du rock 'n' roll, c'est Justin Bieber", which translates to "The future of rock 'n' roll, it's Justin Bieber".

Iggy Pop

The poster also features the anti-torture campaign's key message “Torture a man and he will tell you anything.”

Amnesty International's Belgium director Philippe Hensmans said of the campaign: “For us it was a quirky but not sloppy way to attract public attention to this tragic reality, which often happens in the greatest secrecy.”

AC/DC To Tour Before The Year Is Out?

Friday, June 20, 2014 3:29am

A 2014 tour "looks very likely", according to Brian Johnson.

Following recent reports that AC/DC have begun recording, with Stevie Young filling in for his uncle Malcolm, It's now looking like the band will also tour before the end of the year.

Frontman Brian Johnson dropped the hint in a message posted to his motor racing website, in which he thanked fans for supporting his motoring TV show 'Cars That Rock'.

The message reads:

"Hello everyone, i just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words about Cars That Rock. Your encouragement means a lot to me. This was my first ever go at presenting a TV series and even though it may not show, i was real nervous and so am very relieved that you all seem to be enjoying it.

"We hope to bring you more shows in the near future but, of course, there is the slight distraction of my day job with AC/DC – and it looks very likely that we will be on the road again before the end of the year. So stand by for more music – and more Cars That Rock. thanks – Brian"

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