Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Motley Crue announce farewell tour

As speculated for months, Motley Crue announced yesterday that they will embark on what will be their final tour. The band held a press conference yesterday, in which the band all came out sitting on a casket- with grave markers underneath each member. According to the band, the final tour will be in support of a new studio album- which will be released sometime in the spring. The band will also have Alice Cooper touring with them as their "special guest". 

It's no surprise that the band are calling it a day. When I first heard the rumors, I believed it. I think the Crue have had a great run and a wonderful career. They should end it on a high note. I'm one of the many that think the band are only calling it a day due to the health of Mick Mars, which Mick himself has denied. I will look forward to this new album- though I will admit I'm short on Crue albums (Only have Too Fast For Love, Shout At The Devil, Dr. Feelgood and Saints of Los Angeles). I did see the band during the reunion tour in 2005. If I can, I will try and see them one last time.

7/2/2014: Grand Rapids, MI: Van Andel Arena
7/4/2014: Milwaukee, WI: Summerfest
7/5/2014: Noblesville, IN: Klipsch Music Center
7/6/2014: Cincinnati, OH: Riverbend Music Center
7/8/2014: Columbus, OH: Schottenstein Center
7/9/2014: St. Louis, MO: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/11/2014: Des Moines, IA:  Wells Fargo Arena
7/12/2014: Wichita, KS: INTRUST Bank Arena
7/13/2014: Tulsa, OK: BOK Center
7/15/2014: Cedar Park, TX: Cedar Park Center
7/16/2014: Dallas, TX: Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/18/2014: Albuquerque, NM: Isleta Amphitheater"
7/19/2014: Phoenix, AZ: Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/21/2014: Los Angeles, CA: Hollywood Bowl
7/22/2014: Irvine, CA: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/23/2014: Mountain View, CA: Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/25/2014: Reno, NV: Reno Events Center
7/26/2014: Ridgefield, WA: Sleep County Amphitheatre
7/27/2014: Auburn, WA: White River Amphitheatre
7/29/2014: Wheatland, CA: Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/30/2014: Chula Vista, CA: Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/1/2014: Salt Lake City, UT: USANA Amphitheatre
8/2/2014: Denver, CO: Pepsi Center"
8/3/2014: Kansas City, MO: Sprint Center
8/5/2014: Sturgis, SD: Sturgis Buffalo Chip
8/6/2014: Sioux City, IA: Tyson Events Center
8/8/2014: Tinley Park, IL: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/9/2014: Clarkston, MI: DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/10/2014: Toronto, ON: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/12/2014: Cuyahoga Falls, OH: Blossom Music Center
8/13/2014: Burgettstown, PA: First Niagara Pavilion
8/15/2014: Pelham, AL: Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
8/16/2014: Alpharetta, GA: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
8/17/2014: Tampa, FL: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/19/2014: Charlotte, NC: PNC Music Pavilion
8/20/2014: Virginia Beach, VA: Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/22/2014: Bristow, VA: Jiffy Lube Live
8/23/2014: Camden, NJ: Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24/2014: Mansfield, MA: Xfinity Center
8/26/2014: Saratoga Springs, NY: Saratoga Perf. Arts Center
8/27/2014: Allentown, PA: Great Allentown Fair
8/29/2014: Wantagh, NY: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/30/2014: Holmdel, NJ: PNC Bank Arts Center
8/31/2014: Darien Center, NY: Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center
10/10/2014: Oklahoma City, OK: Chesapeake Arena
10/11/2014: The Woodlands, TX: Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion
10/12/2014: Bossier City, LA: CenturyLink Center
10/14/2014: Louisville, KY: KFC Yum! Center
10/15/2014: Nashville, TN: Bridgestone Arena
10/17/2014: Hollywood, FL: Seminole Hard Rock Live
10/19/2014: Jacksonville, FL: Veterans Memorial Arena
10/21/2014: Greenville, SC: Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/22/2014: Greensboro, NC: Greensboro Coliseum
10/25/2014: Atlantic City, NJ: Borgata Event Center
10/26/2014: Montville, CT: Mohegan Sun Arena
10/29/2014: Syracuse, NY: The OnCenter Complex
11/5/2014: Biloxi, MS: Mississippi Coast Coliseum
11/6/2014: Southaven, MS: Landers Center
11/9/2014: Moline, IL: iWireless Center
11/11/2014: Green Bay, WI: Resch Center
11/12/2014: Madison, WI: Alliant Energy Center
11/13/2014: Omaha, NE: CenturyLink Center
11/15/2014: St. Paul, MN: Xcel Energy Center
11/16/2014: Fargo, ND: FargoDome
11/18/2014: Edmonton, AB: Rexall Place
11/19/2014: Calgary, AB: Scotiabank Saddledome
11/21/2014: Vancouver, BC: Rogers Arena 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Rock N Roll Hall of Fame: Class of 2014

Note (1/1/14): Okay this is a VERY late post. I still want to get this out there but just a reminder- I know this news is old. I still want it posted. Everything after Linda Rondstadt was written on this date.

The inductees for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame have been announced today. There are six artists being inducted, as well as several other figures in music. I have to say that this is a pretty nice list of inductees but still, I have my problems with the choices. So like last year, this will be a rant of some sort. I'll go into each band and say stuff, that being their history or just statistics in general.


Performers

Kiss- After nearly 15 years of being snubbed, the hottest band in the world is FINALLY in the Hall. Praise Jesus! Even if you don't like them, you have to admit Kiss were long overdue. Formed in 1973 in New York, Kiss quickly became one of the biggest rock bands in the world in the 1970s. Though the band went through several line-up changes, founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have kept the band going on for an impressive four decades. The Hall is inducting the original line-up only, which includes Simmons, Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. I'm not surprised by this but I think the late Eric Carr is worthy of recognition as is Bruce Kulick. As for any chance of a reunion performance, don't hold your breath.

Update (1/1/14): It turns out the original line-up might reunite for one night! I'm quite surprised.We'll see what happens here.

Cat Stevens- This singer/songwriter should've been in the Hall eons ago. I wouldn't say I'm not the biggest fan of his but I really do like his music. With Harold and Maude being one of my all time favorite movies, I am very familiar with the soundtrack.

Linda Ronstadt- Again, like Cat Stevens, it's criminal to not have this woman in the Hall by now. I can't say I'm a fan of her's either though she does have a great voice.

Peter Gabriel- I'm happy to see an actual rock act get into the Hall. However, I think it's a little too soon to have him in. Genesis were inducted in 2010. Still, he deserves it.

Nirvana- Whatever. They were already inducted when 2013 existed.

Hall & Oates- Why?

The Hall are also inducting the E Street Band as sidemen (I guess they're really upset Kiss is in). Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham are also getting in when they should've been in a long long time ago.

I'm still surprised that Deep Purple has once again been snubbed. Yes too. The good thing is that no rap artists were inducted, which has been the case for the last two ceremonies.

Still the Hall continues to ignore...

T. Rex
Jethro Tull
Thin Lizzy
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
New York Dolls
MC5
Captain Beefheart
Ronnie James Dio
Motorhead
The Monkees
Love
Television
Big Star
Cheap Trick

There are countless others but that's all I can think of for now...