Guns N' Roses Threatens to Sue Fan After He Leaks 97 Unreleased Tracks Online
Guns N' Roses superfan Rick Dunsford recently bought a storage unit for $15,000 that featured a bunch of the band's unreleased tracks. When GNR's management caught wind of the purchase, they agreed to buy the tracks back from Dunsford for $15,000. But by that time, Dunsford had already leaked 97 of the tunes online--and now GNR's management is threatening to sue him unless he cuts it out immediately. Even worse, TMZ reports that Dunsford has been banned for life from future GNR shows.
Chicago Announces Summer Tour with Rick Springfield
If your addiction to the band Chicago is a "Hard Habit to Break," you're in luck. According to UPI, Chicago has announced a North American tour for summer 2020. The tour will feature fellow '80s favorite Rick Springfield, and will kick off on June 12 in Concord, California. It will hit spots including Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Dallas, Charlotte and Toronto before concluding August 1 in Rosemont, Illinois. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Announces 2020 Dates for Farewell Tour
The curtain call continues for Southern rock gods Lynyrd Skynyrd. On Tuesday, the band revealed a new set of 2020 dates for its ongoing Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. The new shows start March 7 in Savannah, Georgia, and are currently scheduled to run through May 8 in Pikeville, Kentucky. In between, they'll make stops in such cities as Fresno, Reno, Tupelo, Fort Wayne, Knoxville, and Charlotte. Skynyrd will receive support from Travis Tritt and the Eli Young Band on select dates throughout the tour. They're then scheduled to play Country Thunder Iowa on June 13 and will do a one-off show on July 31 at Indianapolis' Amphitheater at White River State Park. Finally, from August 20-24, they'll host the Lynyrd Skynyrd & Frynds Simple Man Jam at Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. A full lineup for the festival has yet to be announced. Tickets for most of the 2020 tour stops go on sale December 6 at 10:00 a.m. local time via Live Nation.
Mötley Crüe Reuniting for Stadium Tour With Def Leppard & Poison
'80's metal act Mötley Crüe released a new video Monday announcing that the band is reforming and will be going on tour in 2020 with other veteran rock acts Def Leppard and Poison, Rolling Stone reports. In the video, Machine Gun Kelly, who played drummer Tommy Lee in the movie The Dirt, says the group is reforming because the fans demanded it. “I never thought I would see the day when this would become a reality,” Kelly says in a press release. “But the fans spoke and Mötley Crüe listened!” After their last tour, the band had said they'd never tour again, and even put that in legal writing. But, the four have now legally undone that agreement, and even showed the legal document bursting into flames in the announcement video. Members of the band had said they'd never reform as recently as February of this year, but apparently the hair metal giants have decided to hit the road one more time.