Rolling Stones Announce 2020 North American Summer Tour Dates
Gathering no moss, the Rolling Stones have announced that they'll once again be hitting the road this summer on a string of North American tour dates. "It's a new year, a new decade and we're thrilled to a brand new Rolling Stones tour!" the band tweeted Thursday. In an accompanying video, guitarist Keith Richards says, "There's something about the rhythm of hitting the road. It gets in your blood...It's magical." The 15-city leg of their No Filter tour kicks off May 8 in San Diego. The band will stop in such major cities as Minneapolis, Nashville, Austin, Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Vancouver (B.C.) before finishing the leg on July 9 in Atlanta. Tickets for all shows will go on sale February 14 at 10 a.m. local time. A pre-sale for American Express card holders starts February 12 at 10 a.m. local time.
Drummer Joey Kramer Returns to Aerosmith; John Frusciante Plays With RHCP for 1st Time Since Reunion
Aerosmith and Joey Kramer have apparently resolved their differences, as the drummer appeared with the band at their Monday night residency show in Las Vegas. Appropriately enough, the set opened with "Let The Music Do The Talking," which is basically how things played out: The members of the band came onstage after an opening video, and vocalist Steven Tyler simply said, "On the drums, Mr. Joey Kramer!" It's unclear why or how the parties mended fences, as Kramer had sued his bandmates over being prevented from performing with them.
Over the weekend, guitarist John Frusciante reunited with his Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates Anthony Kiedis and Flea for the first time since news broke he was rejoining the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-inducted group. According to SPIN, the trio (who were backed by Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins) performed RHCP's “Give It Away” and covers of Gang of Four’s “Not Great Men” and Iggy Pop’s “I Wanna Be Your Dog.” The reunion happened in California at a memorial event presented by the Tony Hawk Foundation.
Guns N' Roses Announce North American Dates for 2020 World Tour
Legendary rockers Guns N' Roses announced North American dates for their 2020 Larger-Than-Life World Tour on Twitter Monday, UPI reports. The North American dates begin July 4 in Milwaukee, and will wrap up on August 26 in Missoula, Montana. Original members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan are all on board for the tour.
Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine Reveals He's "100% Free of Cancer" After 2019 Diagnosis
Megadeth frontman cheats death! Dave Mustaine revealed Friday during a show in London that he's apparently beaten the throat cancer he was diagnosed with last year. "On October 16, I went to go see the doctor, and he said, ‘You’re 100 percent free of cancer,'" Mustaine told the crowd. He also thanked fans for their support by telling them, "I know a lot of you guys know that I pray. I say that in [Megadeth’s] ‘Peace Sells’. I pray every day. I say that in the song. I’ve said it since the second record. But I thought about you guys every day, too. And I thought about my family. And I got this power from you guys." The 58-year-old Mustaine revealed his diagnosis back in June, writing on Instagram, "We’ve mapped out a treatment plan which [my doctors] feel has a 90 percent success rate. Treatment has already begun." The band also canceled most of its 2019 shows to give him time for his treatment.