Arch MUSIC NEWS for 10/23/12
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
Foreigner’s Mick Jones says he’s “feeling good” and believes his health problems are now behind him. He was sidelined earlier this year after suffering a heart attack, and several weeks ago made his return to the stage. The band will be at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on October 30th.
Maroon 5 has announced a North America tour for early 2013. Neon Trees and Owl City will open all dates for the shows. The tour runs up to April 6 in Rosemont, IL. – it will not come to St. Louis, so pick the city you can get to on the following dates to see the show!
Maroon 5 2013 Tour Dates:
February 13: Columbus, OH
February 14: Detroit
February 16: New York City
February 17: Manchester, NH
February 19: Toronto
February 20: Montreal
February 22: Uncasville, CT
February 23: East Rutherford, NJ
February 25: Grand Rapids, MI
February 27: Kansas City, MO
March 1: Moline, IL
March 3: Omaha, NE
March 4: St. Paul, MN
March 7: Calgary, AB
March 9: Vancouver, BC
March 11: Seattle
March 13: San Jose, CA
March 15: Los Angeles
March 16: Las Vegas
March 19: Houston
March 21: Dallas
March 22: Tulsa, OK
March 24: Nashville
March 26: Birmingham, AL
March 27: Atlanta
March 29: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 30: Orlando
April 1: Jacksonville, FL
April 3: Washington, D.C.
April 4: Philadelphia
April 6: Rosemont, IL
Depeche Mode will be back in action next year. The group plans to hold a press conference in Paris on Tuesday to talk about releasing a new album in the spring of 2013 and embarking on a world tour.
The guitar work on AC/DC‘s “Back In Black” is getting recognition as the best of its decade. The title track to the band’s 1980 album leads the way in Gibson.com’s list of the “Top Ten Riffs of the ’80s.” “Gibson” praises the the disc as “perhaps the greatest riff-oriented album of all time,” and says sibling guitarist Angus and Malcolm Young “cooked up some of the greatest riffs of their career” on the project. While the album also features such classic hits as “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Hell’s Bells,” the site points to “Back In Black’s” namesake song as the most memorable of them all.
Gibson.com’s “Top Ten Riffs of the ’80s” List
1. AC/DC, “Back In Black”
2. The Rolling Stones, “Start Me Up”
3. Ozzy Osbourne, “Crazy Train”
4. The Scorpions, “Rock You Like A Hurricane”
5. Def Leppard, “Photograph”
6. Judas Priest, “Breaking The Law”
7. Michael Jackson, “Beat It”
8. The Clash, “Should I Stay Or Should I Go”
9. Guns N’ Roses, “Sweet Child o’ Mine”
10. Rush, “Limelight”
Peter Criss‘ memoir hits stores today. In “Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of KISS,” the rocker opens up about his roller coaster ride of a life. He chronicles both his professional and personal highs and lows, which have ranged from being in one of rock’s biggest bands to feeling such despair he nearly took his own life. Criss covers his childhood, rise to fame, addiction issues, marriages, and cancer battle as he chronicles the events of his life for readers.
“The X Factor” will continue. Fox has announced its renewal of the singing competition for a third season and producer and judge Simon Cowell couldn’t be happier. In a statement, Cowell said he was proud of the show and thanked fans for their support and enthusiasm. Pop stars Britney Spears and Demi Lovato were added to the show’s judges’ panel for the current second season, replacing Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger who sat on the panel during the show’s first season. It’s not yet known if Spears or Lovato will be back for “X Factor’s” third season.
Justin Timberlake may have used his wedding day as an opportunity to debut some new music. “Us Weekly” reports the former N’sync singer performed a song at the wedding reception, which took place in southern Italy last Friday. A source tells the magazine Justin dedicated the unreleased song to his bride.
Kelly Clarkson says although she’s a Republican at heart, she’s giving her vote to President Obama. She says she’s on the same side as the President when it comes to his support of same-sex marriage. Clarkson says, “I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married.” She also says women’s issues are also an important factor for her, saying she doesn’t consider herself a feminist but “we can’t be going back to the 50s.” Kelly recently dropped a new single called “Catch My Breath.” It will be one of the new songs attached on her upcoming greatest hits album called “Greatest Hits- Chapter 1,” which is set to drop on November 19th.
Avril Lavigne recently announced her engagement to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and now she’ll be covering his biggest hit – Nickelback’s 2001 song “How You Remind Me.” Her version will appear on the soundtrack to an upcoming anime film called “One Piece Film Z”, as well as her previously released Joan Jett cover, “Bad Reputation.”
Pink always says “no” to drugs. The singer reveals to “Shape” that when she was 15-years-old she almost overdosed, which scared her out of doing drugs for the rest of her life. Pink admits that as a teen, she used to dabble with ecstasy, crystal meth and acid. She says, “I remember getting up off the floor in the morning, and that was the last time I ever touched a drug again.”
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