Gotta great Iron Maiden tribute show happening on May 4th at the Olympia for y'all... Fans can relive 1984 all over again as the most professional Iron Maiden cover band MADE IN IRON will be performing the most realistic Iron Maiden experience to date!!
The tribute show is based on Iron Maiden’s 84/85 World Slavery Tour when the metal titans recorded their 1985 Live After Death
live album. MADE IN IRON
will have the stage move like MAIDEN, sound like MAIDEN and feel like MAIDEN!!! With all plans to be identical to Iron Maiden on that tour - DIG 'EM!!! --BC
Now THIS is an exhibit I wanna check out!! --BC
The Beatles' only visit to Montreal is the basis of a new exhibit. The city's Pointe-a-Calliere Museum displays guitars, pictures and other mementos, including John Lennon’s Rolls-Royce, accompanied by a recording of the group's September 1964 shows at the Montreal Forum.
Unlike other cities The Beatles visited, their Montreal stay was far less joyful. There was a language barrier in the predominantly French-speaking city. Prejudice reared its ugly head as Ringo Starr, mis-identified as Jewish, was the subject of a death threat. John Lennon was quoted as recalling a heavy police presence. Neither the afternoon or evening show sold out the 13,500 seat venue. They didn't even stay the night, instead flying to Florida after the second show.
Montreal's place in Beatles history did improved later. John and Yoko recorded "Give Peace a Chance" there during their Bed-In for Peace, ...
Slash wants YOU to cover one of his songs -- and win a guitar in the process!!
Starting today, you can upload a YouTube video of yourself performing "Anastasia" and E-mail the link to SlashSignedGuitar@gmail.com. Guitar World magazine's editors will choose the Top 5 contestants, and the winner will be selected by Slash. The creator of the winning video will receive a guitar from Epiphone/Gibson signed by Slash.
For more details, click HERE.
GOOD LUCK!! --BC
Deep Purple's gotta new album coming out April 30th.. It's called Now What - they're 19th stduio album!!? It will also be released as a limited-edition set with a bonus DVD featuring the band discussing the album and one bonus studio cover version. There will also be a double vinyl version...
A double A-side single will be out at the end of March and will be available as a limited and numbered vinyl seven-inch, CD single and digital download. It will be limited to a thousand copies and will include "Hell to Pay" and "All the Time in the World." The CD will have live versions of "Perfect Strangers" and "Rapture of the Deep."
Check out a snippet of the album below, sounding kinda symphonic, so don't be too surprised if the next tour includes an orchestra!! (Just gotta make sure there's a Montreal stop!!! --BC
David Bowie's released the second single/video from his new album The Next Day, called The Stars (Are Out Tonight)... YUP!! He's back on "the star trip" (thank god!!) Happy to say, sounding way more like what we're used to.. The track is now available at iTunes and the video is streaming on the net. The clip was directed by Floria Sigismondi, who filmed previous Bowie videos "Little Wonder" in 1996 and "Dead Man Walking" in '97.
The latest clip, which is as bizarre as a David Lynch movie, features Bowie along with female lookalike, actress Tilda Swinton, who plays Bowie's wife. Norwegian model Iselin Steiro also appears, playing a younger version of the Thin White Duke. The Next Day is out on March 11th. Way to keep it weird David!! --BC