Friday, May 31, 2013

Sir Mick Jagger Denies BBC TV Coverage Of Rolling Stones At Glastonbury

From the Independent

“If you start me up, I’ll never stop.” But the television cameras could be switched off after the Rolling Stones banned the BBC from broadcasting their eagerly anticipated Glastonbury festival set in full.

The BBC has held "constructive" top-level discussions with Sir Mick Jagger to try and overcome an impasse which threatens to undermine the corporation’s promise to deliver the most comprehensive Glastonbury coverage yet seen.

The Stones’ Pyramid Stage headline performance on the festival’s Saturday night, a coup for the organizers, was expected to provide the BBC with one of the television highlights of the summer.

The rock legends’ greatest hits set was due to be broadcast live on BBC Two, Radio 2 and online to millions of fans who could not get tickets for the festival.

However the Stones, who last year distributed a sold-out New York show to fans in a $40 pay-per-view deal, told the BBC that the corporation would not be allowed to screen more than a sample of their performance.

The BBC was told that at best, they could show the opening four songs of the band’s set. Then viewers would be told that the band had demanded a “black-out” of the rest of their performance.

A BBC spokeswoman called her discussion with Jagger "absolutely business as usual for this stage of the festival", adding: "Our conversations with The Rolling Stones have been extremely constructive and are ongoing."

The corporation, which is screening 250 hours of live music from Glastonbury online and through its programming, has been locked in negotiations with the band in a bid to extend their “hit allowance”.

The band is planning to release its own live DVD from their current 50 and Counting… tour. But control appears to be the sticking point as much as finance.

“Mick agreed to do Glastonbury for the fans who are there, he didn’t sign up for a TV show,” said a source. “It’s not about money. This show will go around the world. If there’s torrential rain it will play havoc with their performance and they want to sound and look at their best. There’s a lot of factors out of their control.”

With the event less than a month away, Mark Cooper, BBC head of music television, has personally sought to assure Jagger that he can guarantee the best quality sound and visuals for a performance which could introduce the band to a new, younger audience.

“We are having an on-going discussion with the Stones. I’m talking to Mick about it tonight,” Cooper told the Independent. “At this point I’m quite optimistic we’ll get a sufficient amount of music.”

Insiders suggest that mounting excitement over the Glastonbury performance has persuaded the Stones to relax their restrictions.

Instead of a set cut short after Gimme Shelter, the band is prepared to allow one hour to be broadcast, which should give viewers a glimpse of "Honky Tonk Women." Whether the living room audience will climax with traditional set closer "Satisfaction," is still a matter for negotiation.

Cooper is sympathetic to the concerns of a veteran band whose public appearances are tightly controlled. “I understand it is a risk for them. They are stepping out of their comfort zone,” he said.

“There’s an unpredictability, it’s not their natural audience. They are nervous about how much they should share. But when legendary artists play Glastonbury, they also attract a whole new, broader audience.”

The persuasive Cooper has a track record of arm-twisting superstars into handing over their hits to the BBC. “There’s always negotiations with the headliners,” he said. “Bruce Springsteen said he would only allow 25 minutes but the show went so well they gave us 90 minutes in the end. Blur didn’t want any filming at all but they allowed it in the end.”

The BBC hopes that Glastonbury’s move into the mainstream will encourage the Stones to play on.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Head East Release Live Album, Announce Summer Dates

Classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, good time rock harmonies that few bands equal. Their high-energy shows are filled with superb vocals, flashy guitar work and memorable keyboard melodies that continue to rock audiences of all ages. Their signature song, “There's Never Been Any Reason (Save My Life)," has long been considered by many radio stations across the country as "The Rock & Roll National Anthem."

For more than four decades, the band has brought classic rock to countless audiences all across North America. According to founding member and keyboardist Roger Boyd, Head East will continue to bring their brand of dance and shout, good-time rock and roll to audiences of all ages for many years to come. “As long as I can lift my synthesizer over my head and the audience goes wild, we'll keep rockin’ on!”

And keep on rockin’ they do with the release of their new explosive 12 song live CD, Raise A Little Hell, which was released via CME Records / Sony (RED Distribution) on May 14th, 2013.

Head East is a five-piece band consisting of Roger Boyd (keyboards & vocals), Greg Manahan (bass, lead guitar & vocals), Glen Bridger (lead guitar & vocals), Eddy Jones (drums & vocals), and Darren Walker (lead vocals & bass).

Raise A Little Hell contains several Head East classic party rockers, including their aforementioned classic, "There's Never Been Any Reason (Save My Life)," along with new, soon-to-be Head East classics: "Raise A Little Hell," "Say Yeah," "One Night," "Me & My Whiskey" and "Prisoner," which capture all of the excitement, energy and magic of their live shows.

Speaking of live shows, here's a few confirmed tour dates with Head East.

June 1st - Ballwin Days Festival - Ballwin, MO                      
June 2nd - Bullseye Bar & Grill - Sterling, IL                        
June 8th - Calumet Theater - Calumet, MI                      
June 22nd - Okoboji Harley Davidson Festival - Okoboji, IA                       
July 12th - Railroad Days Festival - West Chicago, IL              
July 13th - Macomb Music Theater - Mount Clemens, MI          
July 19th -  Southern Iowa Fair - Oskaloosa, IA                  
July 20th -  Moondance Jam Festival - Walker, MN                     
August 10th - Illinois State Fair - Springfield, IL*
*Appearing with REO Speedwagon and Styx

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rock'n'Blues Fest Tour Returns This Summer

The summertime blues are back and better than ever as the popular Rock'n'Blues Fest tour returns for a second consecutive year with such well-known artists as Ten Years After, Edgar Winter Band, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer and Pat Travers.

All inspired to pick up their instruments due to their love for rock and blues, these five artists will be hitting the road together for approximately a month beginning July 27 at The Cannery Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer return from last year, where they performed many a sold-out show with Johnny Winter, Leslie West and Kim Simmonds.

"All the members of Ten Years After are enthusiastic about reuniting with Edgar, Rick and especially Canned Heat again," states drummer Ric Lee. "Original members Chick Churchill, Leo Lyons and I first performed alongside Canned Heat at the legendary Fillmore Ballroom on our first tour of the United States in 1968 and have remained good friends ever since. We are also excited to tour the U.S. as we pay tribute to band-mate Alvin Lee, while igniting a new wave of youthful excitement and appeasing long-term fans."

Alvin Lee, for those unaware, passed away earlier this year from "unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure."

Joining Ten Years After for the Rock'n'Blues Fest "ride" will be Edgar Winter, who has certainly met with considerable acclaim in his own right with such monster hits as "Free Ride" and the chart-topping rocker, "Frankenstein."

"We will be rockin' the blues again this year on the Rock'n'Blues Fest Tour," Winter says. "For those of you who saw us last year, we will be doing a new and very different show. 2013 marks the fortieth year since the release of 'Frankenstein' and 'Free Ride' on the album, They Only Come Out At Night. So we intend to celebrate the occasion by playing some of the songs from that album I haven't done in years -- like 'We All Had A Real Good Time,' 'Hangin' Around,' and 'Undercover Man.' We are very excited, this one's going to be a blast!

Joining the tour for the first time is Canned Heat who rose to fame because their knowledge and love of blues music was both wide and deep.

"We are all looking forward to a great tour with our longtime friends of Ten Years After and Edgar Winter," says Skip Taylor, Canned Heat's longtime manager. "It should be as much fun for us as for the audience."

Next on the bill is rock guitarist Rick Derringer, who's had an illustrious career as both a solo artist and critical band member. Air guitarists will surely be out in force when Derringer breaks into his well-known rock anthem, "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo."

While most bluesy hard rock acts of the ‘70s and ‘80s hailed from the United States, there were several exceptions to the rule, such as Canadian singer/guitarist Pat Travers who also joins the Rock'n'Blues Fest tour for the first time.

"I am so excited to be part of a tour that has some of my favorite artists on it playing some of best music ever written and performed," Travers says. "I'm chomping at the bit to get the chance to play a lot of Rockin' Blues on the Blues Fest Tour this Summer 2013."


Saturday, July 27 - The Cannery Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday, July 28 - The Winery - Saratoga, California
Tuesday, July 30 - Humphrey's By The Sea - San Diego, California
Friday, August 2 - The Grove - Anaheim, California
Saturday, August 3 - Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park - Flagstaff, Arizona
Sunday, August 4 - Fox Tucson Theatre - Tucson, Arizona
Wednesday, August 7 - The Zoo - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Friday, August 9 - Country Club Hills Theater - Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, August 10 - Freedom Hill Amphitheater - Sterling Heights, Michigan
Sunday, August 11 - Empire City Casino - Yonkers, New York
Tuesday, August 13 - NYCB Theatre - Westbury, New York
Wednesday, August 14 - The Keswick Theater - Glenside, Pennsylvania
Thursday, August 15 - The Park Theater - Providence, Rhode Island
Friday, August 16 - Bergen Performing Arts Center - Englewood, New Jersey
Saturday, August 17 - Casino Rama - Rama, Ontario, Canada
Sunday, August 18 - Fraze Pavilion - Kettering, Ohio
Wednesday, August 21 - Hampton Beach Casino - Hampton, New Hampshire
Thursday, August 22 - Melody Tent - Hyannis, Massachusetts
Saturday, August 24 - Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, Florida

More dates to be announced.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Kinks' Dave Davies To Release New Solo Album

The man who forever changed the sound of rock 'n' roll when he invented distortion, Kink's legend Dave Davies, has recorded a brand new solo album of all original material! To be released on Cleopatra Records on June 4th , I Will Be Me features guest appearances by the Jayhawks, Anti-Flag, award winning UK blues guitarist Oli Brown, Chris Spedding, US stoner rock band Dead Meadow, Aussie rockers The Art, Geri X and others!

In support of the new album, a special engagement of live performances in New York and Los Angeles are scheduled for the end of May to mid-June! (see below for complete list of shows)

Dave Davies founded the Kinks in the early 1960s and forever changed music after he sliced up the speaker cone of a little green amp and created a revolutionary, distorted guitar tone and frenetic solo on the song "You Really Got Me". Musicologist Joe Harrington described the Kinks influence: " 'You Really Got Me', 'All Day And All Of The Night' ... were predecessors of the whole three-chord genre ... The Kinks did a lot to help turn rock n roll into rock."

In 1998, writer Bill Crowley wrote, "As lead guitarist and founder of The Kinks, Dave Davies is one of the most unpredictable and original forces in rock, without whom guitar-rock styles including heavy metal and punk would have been inconceivable. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Dave's massive guitar sounds have inspired bands from Van Halen to Green Day."

Davies' new album I Will Be Me is a return to his groundbreaking guitar sound and innovative songwriting. His classically English voice shows off a new depth but still hits his famous high notes in this collection. The hard rocking track "Livin' In The Past," takes a look at obsession with all things retro but, ever the Mod, Dave surprises with the lyric, "No matter what they do or say, the future's here to stay!"

He takes a look back with "Little Green Amp," a playful, punk homage to days when his jagged, blues driven sound wave ripped ahead of the British Invasion through stereos the world over. "Cote du Rhone (I Will Be Me)," an uncensored look at ugliness in the world today, is as angry and biting as any song in Davies' repertoire with an innovative yet heavy slide guitar tone. Soothing lyrics and sounds of Jonathan Lea's sitar playing on "Healing Boy" show the guitarist's sensitive side. In a recent radio interview he said, "Rock music is a positive force for good." This hopeful and optimistic vision manifests and bridges themes personal, social and universal in I Will Be Me.

Since the early days, Dave Davies has worked on a slew of critically acclaimed records, ranging from solo hit single "Death of a Clown", to experimental Kinks records like The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society and Arthur as well as the classic single "Lola" in the 70s.

In the 80s, Davies released experimentally prescient solo work like the eponymous album titled Dave Davies or AFL1-3603, named after himself and/or the barcode symbol face cover art. His mainstream success continued in the 80s on hit Kinks albums Low Budget and State of Confusion.

In the 90s he released more solo work such as Bug and the compilation Unfinished Business. His songs have been featured in films by John Carpenter and on TV shows like The Sopranos, which used his tune "Living On A Thin Line."

His tell-all autobiographical book Kink was well received in the late 90s as well. In recent years, Dave has collaborated creatively with his sons. In 2010 he worked with son Russell Davies to create the hauntingly, beautiful rock electronica album, The Aschere Project. The film Mystical Journey, directed by his other son Martin Davies, explores Davies' longtime interest in the paranormal, Eastern philosophies and spirituality (the film inspired Julien Temple's BBC documentary Kinkdom Kome).

Dave Davies tour dates:

May 27, 28 & 29 - City Winery - New York, NY
May 30 - The Bull Run - Shirley, MA
May 31 - Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT
June 1 - Musikfest Cafe - Bethlehem, PA
June 2 - The Arcada Theatre - St. Charles, IL
June 6 - Sainte Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA
June 7 - Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA
June 9 - The Canyon Club - Agoura Hills, CA
June 11- Del Mar Fairgrounds - Del Mar, CA
More dates to come!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Clash Announce Sound System Box Set

Sony Music Entertainment is releasing the Clash's Sound System, the band’s remastered recorded works collected together for the first time, on September 10, 2013. Contained within classic boombox packaging designed by Paul Simonon, the box set contains the band’s five seminal studio albums (across eight CDs) remastered by the Clash; a further three discs featuring demos, non-album singles, rarities and B-sides; a DVD with previously unseen footage shot by both Julien Temple and Don Letts, original promo videos and live footage; an owner’s manual booklet; reprints of the band’s original ‘Armagideon Times’ fanzine as well as a brand-new edition curated and designed by Paul Simonon; and merchandise including dog tags, badges, stickers and an exclusive Clash poster.

In this clip, newly created by the band, watch the Clash announce the release of Sound System in "The Cut Out Show" -

See the trailer for Sound System here -

Conceived and compiled by the Clash, Sound System is a significant and unique collection of the complete recorded works by the 20th century’s most influential British band. Greatly enhanced by the careful remastering which renders the original recordings more vital and crisp, all contained in Paul Simonon’s iconic design, with a selection of bonus material, Sound System is the most important and unique box set to ever be released by the band.

Prompted by demand for a complete collection, Sound System is a powerful reminder of the Clash’s enduring legacy.  It’s hard to think of a band before or since that have exerted such universal influence. The 1970s punk movement gave birth to some important bands, but none were more important than the Clash.

Here were a band who pushed and broke musical boundaries, while fusing musical experimentation with a socio-political conscience. From their eponymously titled debut album in 1977, the band incorporated elements of reggae, rap, jazz, dance, rockabilly and ska in their music. Their passionate, political agenda continues to inspire new fans and musicians alike. Indeed, the issues the Clash tackled are as relevant today as they were in the late '70s/early '80s. Dubbed “the only band that matters” in their heyday, the same could be said almost 40 years later.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek Passes

Ray Manzarek, founding member and keyboardist for the Doors, died today (May 20) at age 74 after a long battle with bile duct cancer.

“I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today,” said Doors guitarist Robby Krieger. “I’m just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him.”

Singer Jim Morrison commanded the lion’s share of attention, but Manzarek’s contributions to the Doors cannot be understated. His jazz and classical music-influenced keyboard playing helped the band create a unique sound. This was further enhanced by the fact that he was often also filling in the low end for the group, who rarely used a bass player.

Manzarek is survived by his wife Dorothy and brothers Rick and James Manczarek — all of whom were with him at the time of his passing — as well as son Pablo Manzarek, Pablo’s wife Sharmin and their three children Noah, Apollo and Camille. His family has requested that anyone interested in sending flowers instead make a donation in Manzarek’s name at

Friday, May 17, 2013

Neil Young To Headline Inaugural Interlocken Music Festival

A new, eco-friendly music festival will debut this September at Arrington, VA's Oak Ridge Farm.

Set to run Sept. 5-8, Interlocken Music Festival will make its debut featuring jam fan-friendly acts like Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Furthur (featuring members of the Grateful Dead), Zac Brown, the String Cheese Incident, and the Black Crowes.

More bands will be announced soon, but don't expect too many more. The fest's organizers (music industry veterans Dave Frey and Peter Shapiro) are placing quality above quantity, and want to assure that fans get plenty of time with each act.

The fest will feature two main stages, which will feature alternating two-hour sets, each one starting just after the other ends. Also, many of the main acts will play different sets on multiple days.

Attendees will have the option to camp on-site, enjoying the background of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Artist pre-sale tickets go on sale May 22 and general "early bird" tickets become available the next day. More information is available at

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hall Of Famers Rush's Studio Albums Now On iTunes

“Their influence is undeniable…and their legacy is that of a band that stayed true to themselves no matter how uncool they may have seemed to anyone.  I think it’s safe to say that Rush are indeed a band that has balls…and they’ve ALWAYS been cool.”
- Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, inducting Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
With a career that spans almost four decades, and music that continues to inspire and influence new generations of rock bands, Rush has been recognized for their immeasurable impact with their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To commemorate the honor, Universal Music Enterprises and Atlantic Records today announced that Rush’s back catalog from both labels have been mastered specifically for iTunes, ensuring the delivery of the music to listeners with increased audio fidelity, more closely replicating what the artists, recording engineers, and producers intended and are available exclusively on the iTunes Store worldwide ( Fans will have the ability to download all albums in two bundles, individual full albums or simply purchase each song separately. The Complete Mercury Years (UME) and The Studio Albums 1989-2007 (Atlantic) are available now. HBO will broadcast the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at 9pm ET/PT.

The Complete Mercury Years  includes all twelve Mercury studio albums including Rush’s 1974 self-titled debut; their ground breaking, multi-platinum releases 2112 (1976), and Moving Pictures (1981), which reached No. 3 on The Billboard 200; 1980’s Permanent Waves, which hit Top 5 on The Billboard 200; and their 1985 Top 10 release Power Windows. Also included are their three classic Mercury live albums including the platinum selling releases All The World’s A Stage (1976) and Exit…Stage Left (1981), which reached No. 10 on The Billboard 200; and 1989’s A Show Of Hands.

Atlantic Records has simultaneously released The Studio Albums 1989-2007, which features all seven Atlantic studio albums including Counterparts (1993) and Snakes & Arrows (2007), which both reached the Top 5 on The Billboard 200. Their Top 10 release Vapor Trails (2002) is also included and features the remixed versions of “One Little Victory” and “Earthshine” that were originally released on Retrospective III (2009). Rush’s current album Clockwork Angels (Anthem/Roadrunner - 2012) is also available on the iTunes Store.

Rush is currently in the midst of their Clockwork Angels 2013 tour.  Sold out shows on the European leg includes their stop at London’s O2 Arena on May 24.  Rush will return to resume North American dates through August.

The Complete Mercury Years (Universal Music Enterprises)
Available at

Rush (1974)
Fly by Night (1975)
Caress of Steel (1975)
2112 (1976)
All The World’s A Stage (1976)
A Farewell to Kings (1977)
Hemispheres (1978)
Permanent Waves (1980)
Moving Pictures (1981)
Exit…Stage Left (1981
Signals (1982)
Grace Under Pressure (1984)
Power Windows (1985)
Hold Your Fire (1987)
A Show Of Hands (1989)

The Studio Albums 1989-2007 (Atlantic)
Available at

Presto (1989)
Roll the Bones (1991)
Counterparts (1993)
Test for Echo (1996)
Vapor Trails (2002)
Feedback (2004)
Snakes & Arrows (2007)

For more touring information and other Rush-related news, please visit the band’s official website at

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dutch Woodstock Featuring Pink Floyd, T-Rex, The Byrds, & Others Available On CD/DVD Set

One of the most historic concert events of the early 70s, the Dutch Woodstock, also called the 'Holland Pop Festival', has now been released on a double CD/DVD set by UK's Gonzo MultiMedia.

With performances by Pink Floyd, Santana, T.Rex, The Byrds, Canned Heat, Jefferson Airplane, Soft Machine, It's A Beautiful Day, Family, Country Joe, Dr. John & The Night Trippers, Flock and Al Stewart, this extraordinary release is a must for fans of music everywhere!

The three-day festival was held in August 1970 at the Kralingse Bos (Kralingse Forest) in Rotterdam, and despite the rain, an estimated 100,000 people attended the astounding event!

Here's what's included on the set:

Pink Floyd - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, A Saucerful Of Secrets
Santana – Gumbo, Savor, Jingo
The Byrds - Old Blue
Canned Heat - Human Condition, So Sad
T-Rex - Pavillions Of Sun
Jefferson Airplane - Saturday Afternoon, White Rabbit, Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil plus interviews with Paul Kanter & Grace Slick
Soft Machine - Esther's Nose Job
It’s A Beautiful Day - Wasted Union Blues, Open Up Your Hearts
Family - Drowned In Wine
Country Joe - Freedom Is A Constant
Dr. John & The Night Trippers - Mardi Gras Day
Flock - Big Bird
Al Stewart - Zero She Flies

Coming May 20, you can purchase The Dutch Woodstock double CD/DVD set:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

John Fogerty To Perform Album Release & Birthday Bash Concert in Los Angeles

To mark the Tuesday, May 28 release of his much-anticipated new album Wrote A Song For Everyone, John Fogerty will perform a very special one night only album release and birthday bash concert on the same day at the El Rey in Los Angeles. May 28 also marks the birthday of the Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

A limited amount of pre-sale tickets for this intimate show will be available Tuesday, May 14, to members of Fogerty’s fan club via his website at  The show, which starts at 8:30 PM Pacific time, will be filmed and broadcast live on AXS TV.

Wrote A Song For Everyone (Vanguard Records) is a celebration of the iconic songbook of one of rock’s most important artists and a national treasure who’s sold over 100 million albums.  Produced by Fogerty, the album is a collection of 12 classics and deep tracks (Creedence Clearwater Revival and solo material) from his remarkable canon of hits recorded in collaboration with today’s biggest superstars from the country, pop and rock worlds, plus two brand new solo songs.

Wrote A Song For Everyone marks Fogerty‘s ninth studio solo album since disbanding Creedence Clearwater Revival.  Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, it was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville except for “Proud Mary” which was recorded in New Orleans with Allen Toussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band.

Fogerty recorded “Fortunate Son” with Foo Fighters at their 606 studio using “the” legendary Neve recording console featured in the #1 iTunes documentary Sound City.

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Wrote A Song For Everyone track listing:

1. Fortunate Son (with Foo Fighters)
2. Almost Saturday Night (with Keith Urban)
3. Lodi (with Shane Fogerty and Tyler Fogerty)
4. Mystic Highway (John Fogerty solo)
5. Wrote a Song for Everyone (with Miranda Lambert feat. Tom Morello)
6. Bad Moon Rising (with Zac Brown Band)
7. Long As I Can See the Light (with My Morning Jacket)
8. Born on the Bayou (with Kid Rock)
9. Train of Fools (John Fogerty solo)
10. Someday Never Comes (with Dawes)
11. Who’ll Stop the Rain (with Bob Seger)
12. Hot Rod Heart (with Brad Paisley)
13. Have You Ever Seen the Rain (with Alan Jackson)
14. Proud Mary (with Jennifer Hudson feat. Allen Toussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Paul Rodgers Busy With New Albums, Bad Company

As he prepares for the nostalgia of Bad Company's 40th anniversary tour this summer, Paul Rodgers is also looking ahead with not one but two new albums in progress.

One, Rodgers says, is a collection of soul covers -- "emphasis on Stax," he says -- that he and producer-engineer Perry Margouleff recorded at Willie Mitchell's famed Royal Studios in Memphis. "Perry went down there and told me this studio, where a lot of Stax material was recorded, still exists as it was in the old days," Rodgers recalls. "Well, Stax is very dear to my heart, and he said, 'There's great sessions musicians. Let's go down and do some tracks.' So we did and it was awesome. It was such a beautiful vibe. I walked from the studio to the control room and they have all these tapes stored up there, and I looked at one of the boxes and it had 'Ann Peebles, 'I Can't Stand the Rain' ' written on it in Sharpie. I was like, 'Wow, is that the original Ann Peebles?' They said, 'Yeah, she recorded that here.' So I said, 'Let's do that track!' It was fun to be that loose and yet that tight. It was great."

Rodgers says he also recorded songs by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, "all my heroes." He hopes to mix the album during May and have it out possibly by this fall. Meanwhile, he and Margouleff are also working on a new solo album, Rodgers' first of original material since "Electric" in 2000. They've been recording at Margouleff's analog studio in New York, and Rodgers, who's hoping for a 2014 release, says "it's sounding very different, actually. Some of it is Led Zeppelinesque, in a way, 'cause Perry is a big Jimmy Page fan. So there's a tendency to sound a little Jim-ish, which is not a bad thing."

Meanwhile, Rodgers is looking forward to the Bad Company tour, a 22-date trek that begins June 15 and includes 13 shows with Lynyrd Skynyrd -- who introduced Rodgers to his wife, the former Cynthia Kereluk, in Vancouver during the mid-2000s. "I was touring with them as a solo artist and they knew Cynthia and kept saying, 'Wait 'til we get to Vancouver,' and I kept saying, 'Yeah, yeah...' " recalls Rodgers, who married Kereluk in 2007 and became a Canadian citizen in 2011. "They had a feeling we would get along great, and we did. We got on like a house on fire, and the rest is history."

The Bad Company tour, meanwhile, came about last year when Rodgers' manager pointed out that "if you put the band together in '73, that's 40 years. Do you want to do anything to celebrate it?' I said, 'Yeah, let's tour.' There was plenty of advance notice for it, and we were all up for it."

A new Bad Company album, however, remains a long shot, even though bandmates Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke "probably do mention it from time to time. Anything's possible. I do keep an open mind, I must say. But there are no plans right now, no."

Friday, May 10, 2013

Jimi Hendrix Sought Paul McCartney For Supergroup With Miles Davis

From Rolling Stone

It's long been known that Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis were making plans to record together the year before Hendrix's death in 1970, but it turns out the pioneering guitarist and jazz trumpeter were hoping that Paul McCartney would join them on bass. Hendrix, Davis and jazz drummer Tony Williams sent a telegram on October 21, 1969, to the Beatles' Apple Records, hoping to get McCartney in for a session.

"We are recording and LP together this weekend in NewYork [sic]," reads the note, according to The Associated Press. "How about coming in to play bass stop call Alvan Douglas 212-5812212. Peace Jimi Hendrix Miles Davis Tony Williams."

It's unclear if McCartney was aware of the request. The telegram advises him to contact producer Alan Douglas, and is seemingly an impromptu note asking McCartney to visit New York from London on short notice. Beatles aide Peter Brown responded the next day, telling Hendrix and Davis that McCartney was out on vacation and wasn't expected back for two weeks.

The telegram was poorly timed for McCartney. That same day, DJ Roby Yonge from New York's WABC furthered the rumor that McCartney had died in a car crash and had been replaced by an imposter. The Beatles themselves were also dealing with internal strife that likely wouldn't have eased with a potential McCartney-Hendrix-Davis collaboration.

Davis said in his 1990 autobiography that he sometimes jammed with Hendrix at his New York apartment, but finances and busy schedules prevented them from entering the studio. Hendrix biographer Charles Shaar Murray and others say Davis sought $50,000 up front for the session. Davis also wrote in his book that he and arranger Gil Evans were in Europe planning to record with Hendrix at the time of guitarist's death in London.

The telegram, a part of the Hard Rock Cafe's memorabilia collection, was purchased at an auction in 1995. But it's received more attention with the March release of People, Hell and Angels, a collection of 12 previously unreleased recordings from Hendrix.

"[The telegram is] not something you hear about a lot," said Hard Rock historian Jeff Nolan. "Major Hendrix connoisseurs are aware of it. It would have been one of the most insane supergroups. These four cats certainly reinvented their instruments and the way they're perceived." The telegram is now on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Prague in the Czech Republic.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Beatles' 'Let It Be' Musical Coming To Broadway

When Broadway theater landlords find themselves in times of trouble the solution frequently is to plug in a musical hit factory with a built-in fan base. And what more robust fan base than that of the Beatles?

Direct from London's West End, the latest Fab Four anthology show, Let It Be, will begin performances July 16 at the St. James Theatre, with official opening slated for July 24.

A concert experience that combines live musicians with state-of-the-art projection technology, the show samples from 40 of the Beatles greatest hits, among them "Yesterday," "Hey Jude," "Come Together" and the title song.

Produced on Broadway by Jeff Parry/Annerin Productions, Let It Be is the latest in a string of Beatles tribute shows that includes Cirque du Soleil's Love and the bio-musical about the group's early days, Backbeat. The genre had some success in the late '70s on Broadway with the revue Beatlemania.

A similar concert-style salute, Rain, played for nine months on Broadway in the 2010-11 season. While that show also came from Annerin Productions, the new anthology devotes more time to songs from the later years, after the band had stopped performing live.

The addition of Let It Be to Broadway's summer schedule continues a trend of limited-engagement music shows being brought in to fill gaps between legitimate musical and play bookings. The past season has seen strong business from concert runs by Barry Manilow and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, as well as the Rascals nostalgia trip, Once Upon a Dream.

Let It Be is scheduled to run through December 29. Cast and creative team will be announced at a later date.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Video Pulled From YouTube

YouTube has pulled David Bowie's controversial  music video for "The Next Day" in which the Thin White Duke appears as Christ-like figure.

The video sharing site says the content "violated YouTube's terms of service".

Gary Oldman and Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard star in the video as a debauched Catholic clergyman and stigmata-afflicted dancing girl alongside a topless, veiled albino woman.

The new video, for single "The Next Day"depicts French actress Cotillard as a dancer who bleeds from stigmata marks on her palms while Bowie performs with his band while wearing white Jesus robes in a seedy basement bar.

It is the latest stylish video released by Bowie and accompanies the title track from his comeback album The Next Day. The video for another one of the album's songs, "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," features another acclaimed actress, Tilda Swinton.

Although the reason for YouTube's ban is not clear, the video's nudity might have been too much for the Google-owned site.

The film, written and conceived by 66-year-old Bowie, was directed by Floria Sigismondi and features an array of religious imagery including a figure who is indulging in self-flagellation.

Oldman plays a priest who dances with Cotillard, who won an Oscar for her role in La Vie En Rose. As she sinks to the floor bleeding from her hands, Oldman turns to Bowie - dressed in what appear to be sackcloth robes - shouting: "You see this? This is your doing - you call yourself a prophet?"

Cotillard's wounds spray blood all over a topless, veiled albino woman before she rises again dressed in black with tears on her cheeks and bathed in light.

As the video ends with each of the characters arranged in a tableau, Bowie says "thank you Gary, thank you Marion, thank you everybody," before disappearing.

Oldman - who landed his first Oscar nomination for playing Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy after years of acclaimed performances - previously worked with Bowie when they performed a duet on guitarist Reeves Gabrels album The Sacred Squall Of Now in the 1990s.

The video can be viewed at

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Doors Launch Interactive iPad App

The Doors break on through with a first-of-its-kind iPad app, THE DOORS, available exclusively on the App Store. Released by Warner Music Group’s Rhino Entertainment, the app brings the band’s story to life with an unprecedented immersive experience that delves deeply into every aspect of the Doors’ iconic career with interactive content, unpublished band images and artwork, rare videos, music, and much more.

THE DOORS app was conceived and produced by Elektra Records founder and Warner Music legend Jac Holzman, who signed the Doors to the label in 1966, and Robin Hurley; along with the participation of drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and the estate of the late singer Jim Morrison. Holzman, a pioneer in the music industry and a pivotal force throughout the band’s career, comes full circle with this app. Holzman and Warner Music now bring The Doors into the digital age with a visionary project that redefines how a band’s work can be chronicled in the virtual realm.

“The genesis of this project began with a desire to digitize the boxed set, to use new technology to improve upon a much-loved fan experience. It made total sense to choose the Doors. They have always been ‘ahead of the curve’ artists and their story is one of the great sagas in rock,” says Holzman. “Together with the band, we tell a compelling tale using materials from the Doors’ own archives and the Warner Music vault plus the hundreds of other sources we chased down – a wealth of treasures including previously unseen photos, fresh interviews, and behind the scenes insights and reflections. Delivered in a single download, this is a riveting approach to showcasing a band's entire career. I believe Warner Music has set the bar higher for future music apps… and that is a very good thing to do!”

An intimate portrait of the band enjoying a drink at the Hard Rock Café — taken by legendary photographer Henry Diltz during a shoot for the Morrison Hotel album — greets visitors on the home page and guides them on a journey through the living history of one of rock’s most fascinating and incendiary groups.

THE DOORS app is divided into several sections, with the The Story button leading to the true centerpiece, proving endlessly intriguing for both veteran fans and new initiates with hundreds of photos, videos, and interviews. All six albums recorded by the original Doors foursome, as well as the two albums recorded later by the Doors as a trio, are spotlighted here through essays from counterculture icons including Patti Smith and Hunter S. Thompson, Doors historians such as David Fricke, Greil Marcus, and archivist David Dutkowski, as well as pieces from the band and personal reminiscences shared by Holzman. The Story section also highlights extensive technical notes detailing all the equipment used to create every studio album.

Among the other centerpieces of The Story section is a graphic novelization of the notorious Miami Incident, where Morrison was falsely accused of exposing himself during a 1969 concert. The infamous episode comes to life here through drawings by award-winning comic book artist Dean Haspiel, words by Adam Holzman (son of Jac), and rare audio of Morrison recorded during the show. This section also includes the once-confidential FBI report, the arrest report, a portion of Jim’s tongue-in-cheek testimony, Morrison’s mug shot, and his posthumous pardon issued in 2010.

Also featured are a comprehensive Timeline, a Cast Of Characters listing key people in the Doors’ universe, an interactive Doors Map of LA that focuses on prime locations in the band’s history, a Gallery filled with rare and iconic images, all song lyrics, in-app links to social media and the iTunes store, and a customizable My Favorites area. All told, the app features over 500 images including band photos, album art, singles, international releases and memorabilia (posters, ticket stubs, advertisements, press releases, contracts, and related correspondence). The app also includes 44 short form videos and 60 audio segments. Holzman had referred to THE DOORS app as a “1500 piece jigsaw puzzle in three dimensions, which arrives on your iPad, elegantly pre-assembled.”

THE DOORS app is available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPad or at or from

Watch THE DOORS app official trailer at

To coincide with the launch of THE DOORS app, each of the Doors’ studio albums have been Mastered For iTunes by their longtime producer Bruce Botnick and are now available exclusively on iTunes. Three new digital boxed sets (The Complete Studio Albums, Behind Closed Doors – The Rarities, and Strange Nights Of Stone Vol. II – The Bright Midnight Archives Concerts) as well as two mastered For iTunes compilation albums (The Very Best Of and The Future Starts Here: The Essential Doors Hits) are also available now on iTunes.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Judas Priest's Epitaph Live Concert Film Coming To Theaters

Heavy metal legends Judas Priest celebrate their 40th year as recording artists with the global cinema release of the live concert Epitaph, a unique live career retrospective.

Epitaph will have a special screening at the Clearview Chelsea in New York on May 14th and then in selected markets on May 15th.

Omniverse Vision, the global distributor of the film, has confirmed screenings in key markets in the US and is excited to announce a partnership with Tugg, a web-platform that will enable fans to request a screening of Epitaph at their local theater and create their own event.

Epitaph will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 28th in the US through Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. This release precedes a new studio album by Judas Priest which the band are working on now.

Judas Priest's lineup comprises lead singer Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis.

Below are a list of all US screens currently confirmed. More being added daily:

Bridgeport, CT/Showcase
Chicago, IL/Marcus Orland Park
Cleveland, OH/Capitol Theatre
Denver, CO/Landmark Greenwood
Detroit, MI/Landmark Main Art
Los Angeles, CA/Laemmie Music Hall
Lowell, MA/Showcase
Moreno Valley, CA/Harkins Moreno Valley
New York, NY/Clearview Chelsea
Phoenix, AZ/Harkins Tempe Marketplace
Providence, RI/Showcase Providence Place
San Antonio, TX/Alamo Drafthouse San Westlakes
San Diego, CA/Landmark Hillcrest
San Francisco, CA/Landmark Embarcadero
Springdale, OH/Showcase Springdale
St Louis, MO/Landmark Tivoli
Tuscon, AZ/The Loft
Worcester, MA/Worcester North

Visit for up to date listings

For New York Screening Tickets visit

To demand a screening via Tugg visit

Saturday, May 4, 2013

UK Prog Legends Nektar To Tour The US Summer 2013

This summer, the Legends of U.K. Classic Rock tour will feature progressive rock band Nektar, beginning in June 2013. After an absence from U.S. stages, Nektar is sure to be a treat for concert goers fortunate enough to catch one of the shows!

Nektar founding member, guitarist and vocalist Roye Albrighton says, “We can promise you high quality performances wherever we play. I know I speak on behalf of the band when I say we are all looking forward to it.”

Nektar, featuring Albrighton, founding drummer Ron Howden, keyboardist Klaus Hentasch and bassist Lux Vibratus, is British, but was formed in Hamburg, Germany in 1970.

Their early albums featured a heady, exhilarating mix of progressive, experimental rock sounds that soon caught on worldwide at the height of the international prog-rock boom. Touring the world behind numerous album releases throughout the 70s and 80s helped to cement the band’s reputation as an influential prog-rock legend.

Having undergone a variety of personnel changes over the past decade or so, the band now boasts its strongest lineup in years and is ready to prove so yet again to its many fans throughout North America.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original release date of the band’s classic album, Remember the Future, Nektar is looking to perform in its entirety this most heralded release from its vast catalog, a rarity in that the band has not performed the entire album live in years.

Nektar’s new album, Time Machine, featuring the band’s first album of new original material in several years, will be released on Cleopatra Records on June 18.

Nektar Tour Dates:

June 20 – Chantilly, WV – Sully's
June 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
June 22 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theatre
June 23 – New York City – B.B. King’s
June 26 – Cleveland, OH – The Winchester Music Hall
June 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
June 29 – Lincolnshire, IL – Viper Alley
June 30 – Minneapolis, MN – Famous Dave’s Blues Club

For more information:

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Nektar website:

Friday, May 3, 2013

Sail Rock 2013 To Feature Christopher Cross, Gary Wright, Orleans, Firefall, John Ford Coley, Robbie Dupree and Player

What do you get when you combine such classic songs as "Ride Like The Wind," "Still The One," "Dream Weaver," "You Are The Woman," "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight," "Steal Away" and "Baby Come Back?"
A flashback concert spectacle called Sail Rock featuring Christopher Cross, Orleans, Gary Wright, Firefall, John Ford Coley, Robbie Dupree and Player.
In the summer of  1976, no matter where you were in America, it was likely that you were listening to many of those hits on your favorite radio station..."Still The One," "Dream Weaver," "You Are The Woman" and "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" along with Gary Wright's "Love is Alive" were all staples of the summer.
Although you might have already been familiar with Orleans from their hit song, "Dance with Me" from the year before and Gary Wright due to his work with the British band, Spooky Tooth, it was 1976 that most of the artists became well-known with their hit singles and considerable chart success.
Over three decades later, not only do fans and followers remember the songs, they recollect the great memories that often come along with them. Now's your chance to relive some of those good times with an evening of Sail Rock.
Featuring seven artists who boast a combined thirty Top 40 hits, along with sixteen Top 10s and three chart-topping singles, the inaugural Sail Rock tour is expected to begin in early July (see itinerary below).
Gary Wright had this  to say about Sail Rock: "I am very much looking forward to playing again with such a great group of artists this summer. I've worked with Christopher Cross, Peter Beckett and Robbie Dupree in the past and I'm looking forward to working with Orleans and Firefall. It should be a great tour."
"Firefall is very excited to be playing on the Sail Rock tour with such great bands and artists of the 1970s," adds Firefall founding member Jock Bartley. "It's an honor for us to be included. It'll be hit song after hit song being played on this amazing tour, some of the top tunes from that amazing decade. What a roster! What an event!"

"It's going to be great fun to be a part of the Sail Rock tour," says Robbie Dupree. "I get the chance to work with old friends and great artists . Although through the years we have all continued to record and tour, this show gives us an opportunity to revisit our hits from back in the day."



7/5 - Chautauqua Amphitheater - Chautauqua, NY
7/13 - Fortune Bay Casino Resort Ballroom - Tower, MN
8/5 - Wisconsin State Fair / Main Stage - West Allis, WS
8/8 - Fraze Pavilion For The Performing Arts - Kettering, OH
8/10 - River Edge Park - Aurora, IL
8/13 - Mayo Performing Arts Center - Morristown, NJ
8/14 - Indiana State Fair / Marsh Free Stage - Indianapolis, IN
8/15 - The Family Arena - St. Charles, MO
8/21 - Sandy Amphitheater - Sandy, UT
8/24 - The Sunrise Marketplace Pavilion - Citrus Heights, CA
10/8 - Norfolk County Fair - Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

*More dates to be announced.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Rolling Stones Tickets Gathering Moss?

From Pollstar

There once was a time when any Rolling Stones concert would sell out within minutes, but one day before the launch of the band’s “50 & Counting” tour of the U.S. and Canada, you can still purchase tickets from the primary sellers.   

Concert industry critic/philosopher Bob Lefsetz, the man behind the Lefsetz Letter, pointed out this week that you could still purchase two tickets for the May 3 tour opener at Los Angeles’ Staples Center “right down in front” as of May 1.  What’s more, a grouping of eight tickets (the maximum per order), offered seats “in desirable sections.”

Duplicating Lefsetz’s ticket searches on May 2, Pollstar found similar availabilities.  A two-ticket search for “best seat at any price level” yielded a pair in Section 5, the area directly behind front-and-center section 2.  A search for eight tickets wasn’t as close to the stage as Lefsetz described.  Instead, our search returned with a cluster of seats in Section PR7, the second level up across the floor from the stage in the corner of the arena.

A search for tickets for The Rolling Stones’ May 8 gig at San Jose’s HP Pavilion came back with similar results, providing two tickets in floor Section 3, row 9.  Meanwhile, across San Francisco Bay in Oakland, California, you can still purchase tickets for the Stones’ May 5 show at the Oracle Arena.  Querying Ticketmaster for two tickets at any price, the result was floor Section A, row 9.

Why are Stones tickets not selling like, well, Stones tickets?  Lefsetz maintains that it’s all about the prices which, at Staples, range from $85 to $600 before you toss in additional fees.

“But this time around, prices are so damn high the public is balking, which surprises even me, because this truly looks like the last tour,” Lefsetz wrote, going on to say “there’s just not that much demand.”

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

ZZ Top Box Set Featuring First 10 Albums Arrives June 10

Back in 1969, Billy F Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill joined together in Houston as ZZ Top. The band that would unassumingly go on to be known as That Little Ol’ Band From Texas soon made rock history with a string of hugely successful record releases and tour dates. Over the next 20 years, the trio went on to critical and commercial acclaim, selling millions of albums and concert tickets around the world, while earning induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and status as one of the only bands to have been awarded an RIAA Diamond (domestic sales of 10 million or more) album.

Warner Bros. Records explores the impressive scope of the trio's musical legacy with a boxed set that includes the original mixes for the band’s first 10 albums. ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990) will be available on June 10.

The set, including the albums initially released on the London label as well as the string of Warner Bros. Hits that followed, includes ZZ Tops’ First Album (1971), Rio Grande Mud (1972), Tres Hombres (1973), Fandango! (1975), Tejas (1976), Degüello (1979), El Loco (1981), Eliminator (1983), Afterburner (1985) and Recycler (1990).

Each album is presented in a wallet sleeve that faithfully reproduces the original artwork, including the gatefold designs used for Tres Hombres and Tejas. The set presents, for the first time on CD, the original mixes for ZZ Tops’ First Album, Rio Grande Mud and Tejas that have long been on the wish lists of the band’s most fervent fans. 

Today, Gibbons, Hill and Beard remain together performing and recording as, they often say, “the same three guys playing the same three chords.” The trio offered a statement regarding the forthcoming release of ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990): “We're gratified that the albums from the first 20 years of the band are going to be made available in this set. We're especially delighted to note the restoration of ZZ Top's First Album, Rio Grande Mud and Tejas has been incorporated; it's good to have been made whole again on a certain level.”

The collection spans 100 tracks that follow the band’s journey from the honky tonks of Texas to the stages of the world, starting with the earthy blues and electrifying boogie that defined their ’70s sound — “Just Got Paid,” “La Grange,” “Tush” and “Cheap Sunglasses.”

ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990)closes with the familiar synthesizers featured on the group’s biggest singles from the ’80s — “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man” from the Diamond-certified Eliminator, and the #1 hits “Sleeping Bag” and “Stages” from its multi-platinum follow-up Afterburner.

In other ZZ Top news, the band hits the road next month for concert dates in the U.S. and Europe, starting May 2 in Newkirk, Oklahoma and ending July 7 in Linz, Austria. See the full schedule below.

5/2 - First Council Casino Hotel - Newkirk, OK

5/3 - Lucky Star Casino - Concho, OK

5/4 - Beale Street Music Festival - Memphis, TN

5/5 - EKU Center for The Arts - Richmond, KY

5/8 - Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT

5/9 - Mayo Performing Arts Center - Morristown, NJ

5/10 - Southside Electric Cooperative’s Hooper Park - Crewe, VA

5/11 - Revel Ovation Hall - Atlantic City, NJ

5/13 - American Music Theatre - Lancaster, PA

5/14 - Bergen Performing Arts Center - Englewood, NJ

5/15 - Theater at Westbury - Westbury, NY

5/17 - Hampton Beach Casino - Hampton, NH

5/18 - Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA

5/19 - Pier Six Pavilion - Baltimore, MD

5/21 - Tennessee Theatre - Knoxville, TN

5/25 - IP Casino Resort & Spa - Biloxi, MS
6/2 - Warsaw Student Festival - Warsaw, Poland

6/18 - Le Zenith - Paris, France

6/19 - Le Zenith - Rouen, France

6/20 - Le Zenith - Dijon, France

6/22 - Hellfest - Clisson, France

6/24 - Hammersmith Apollo - London, United Kingdom

6/25 - Manchester Apollo - Manchester, United Kingdom

6/27 - Marquee - Cork, Ireland

6/30 - Stadtpark - Hamburg, Germany
7/1 - Zitadelle - Berlin, Germany
7/2 - Tollwood Festival - Munich, Germany
7/4 - Moon and Stars Festival - Locarno, Switzerland

7/6 - Lovely Days Festival - Weisen, Austria

7/7 - Castle Clam - Linz, Austria