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Updated  June 7 2023

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1. Eagles take the top spot this week with the HD Remastered Official Music Video for "Hotel California"  performed Live from the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland in 1977. Original song from Hotel California  LP (1976) released through Elektra/Asylum Records.

2. KISS - "I Was Made For Lovin' You" KISS hold the number 2 sp0t with Remastered in HD from studio version of original album Dynasty released via Casablanca Records May 1979

3. 4 Non Blondes - What's Up Official Music Video e nters our chart in third position. (C) 1992 Interscope Records.

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Aerosmith announce 2023-24 farewell "Peace Out’" tour with  original lineup - minus one:  lead singer Steven Tyler, guitarist Joe Perry, bassist Tom Hamilton and rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford

WATCH! After 50 years Aerosmith says "Peace Out"! Tickets for Farewell Tour went on sale  May 5th. 

“Be there or beware as we bring all the toys out of the attic,” vocalist Steven Tyler posted referring to the band’s classic 1975 album. Aerosmith shared on social media, "It's not goodbye it's PEACE OUT! Get ready and walk this way, you're going to get the best show of our lives."

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers announced a 40-concert farewell  North America tour from September through January 2024. The Black Crowes have been designated as the opening act for all performances.

“(We’re) kind of anxious to get back on the road,“ guitarist Joe Perry said. Drummer Joey Kramer will be absent due to health concerns. John Douglas will sit in for Kramer. 

"While Joey Kramer remains a beloved founding member of Aerosmith," the band stated, "he has regrettably made the decision to sit out the currently scheduled touring dates to focus his full attention on his family and health. Joey's unmistakable and legendary presence behind the drum kit will be sorely missed."

Aerosmith 2023-24 tour dates
Sept. 2 at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 6 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Sept. 9 at UBS Arena in Long Island, NY
Sept. 12 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, CA
Sept. 15 at the United Center in Chicago, IL
Sept. 18 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Sept. 21 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, OH
Sept. 24 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Sept. 27 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Oct. 11 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Oct. 14 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Oct. 17 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
Oct. 20 at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
Oct. 23 at the Moody Center in Austin, TX
Oct. 26 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Oct. 29 at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 1 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
Nov. 4 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK
Nov. 7 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Nov. 10 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, NE
Nov. 13 at the XCel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
Nov. 16 at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO
Nov. 19 at the Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Nov. 22 at the Vivint Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 25 at the Moda Center in Portland, OR
Nov. 28 at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
Dec. 1 at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Dec. 4 at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Dec. 7 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA
Dec. 10 at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Dec. 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Dec. 31 at the TD Garden in Boston, MA
Jan. 4 at the Heritage Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH
Jan. 7 at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, KY
Jan. 10 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Jan. 13 at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
Jan. 16 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
Jan. 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Jan. 23 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH
Jan. 26 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC, CA

TED NUGENT cites Final Tour, but Says he will "Always Play Music." Scroll for Concert Tour dates, and video of his announcement

WATCH, and listen. The Motor City Madman announces 2023 Adios Mofos Tour-his version of a Farewell tour.

Ted Nugent took to video to announce he is retiring from the road. Here are  excerpts. 

"The point being is thank you, everybody, for an incredible musical dream, The musical dream will continue but I'm not going on tour anymore because hotels are jail. A hotel room is jail for me. My dogs won't allow me to not spend a day with them. But the logistics are just too complicated when you have dogs and grandkids and kids and so many other things.

"The point is the American Dream has a soundtrack, and with my unbelievable musicians for 65 years, I have created the most fun, titillating, centrally stimulating soundtrack in the history of the world." 

"The point being is thank you, everybody, for an incredible musical dream.

"The point is the American Dream has a soundtrack, and with my unbelievable musicians for 65 years," the Nuge continued, "I have created the most fun, titillating, centrally stimulating soundtrack in the history of the world."

Ted Nugent “Adios Mofo” 2023 Tour 
Jul 20 – Shipshewana, IN – Blue Gate PAC
Jul 21 – Charles Town, WV – Hollywood Casino
Jul 25 – Rochester, NY – Kodak Center
Jul 26 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater
Jul 27 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
Jul 30 – Owensboro, KY – RiverPark Center
Aug 02 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug 03 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre
Aug 04 – Washington, PA – The Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Aug 05 – Clearfield, PA – Clearfield County Fair
Aug 06 – Marietta, OH – The Adelphia Music Hall
Aug 09 – Saginaw, MI – The Temple Theatre
Aug 10 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
Aug 11 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre

On his Instagram Account Nugent stated,“This is ‘Adios, Mofo.’ This is my last tour. Now, I’ll always play music—I’ve got new records I’m gonna make. I can’t wait to unleash some of these new songs.” 

Above. Click cover image of Ted Nugent to read Facebook post, and comments. Vintage CIRCUS cover June 23, 1977 edition

Fleetwood Mac's CHRISTINE McVIE - cause of death disclosed

Vintage Christine McVie photo CIRCUS legendary Rock Music magazine founded by Gerald Rothberg. March 31 1977 edition

Above. Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks from Vintage photo CIRCUS March 31 1977 edition

A new report has been released citing the singer, keyboardist's death certificate. Fleetwood Mac vocalist Christine McVie died from an ischemic stroke, and had malignant cancer. The Mayo Clinic defines an ischemic stroke as one that “occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes."

What's more McVie was diagnosed with “metastatic malignancy of unknown primary origin,” where cancer cells were detected in her body, though it was unable to be determined from where they had originated," according to the National Cancer Institute. This cancer was listed as a secondary cause of death, and not the primary. 

This new information about McVie's cause of death has been disclosed three months after she passed away at age 79, on November 30 2022, and was revealed by a death certificate obtained by "The Blast". 

The singer’s longtime manager Martin Wyatt was named executor of her estate, which was reported as in excess of $50 million. McVie’s beneficiaries include her brother, and his children, and charitable causes the vocalist supported during her life.

McVie's family originally stated in a post that Christine died at the hospital “following a short illness,” while surrounded by her family. “We would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally,” the family added.

Fleetwood Mac also expressed their sorrow and grief  in a social media statement. “There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life.”

The famed rock band added, “We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.”

Christine McVie left the band in 1998, and wrote many of the  most recognizable hits, including “Don’t Stop,” “Everywhere,” “Songbird” and “The Chain.”

Fleetwood Mac was Stevie Nicks vocalist, songwriter, Mick Fleetwood drums, Lindsey Buckingham guitar, Christine's former husband John Graham Mcvie bass guitar, Christine McVie vocalist, songwriter, keyboards.

Christine was married to McVie from 1968 to 1976. The "Songbird" later married (1986-2003) Eddy Quintela Portuguese songwriter, and keyboardist. 

Stevie Nicks  known for her work with Fleetwood Mac pays emotional tribute to band-mate Christine McVie with  perfomance of "Landslide"

WATCH: In her first concert since band-mate Christine McVie's death Stevie Nicks performs "Landslide," which she wrote for Fleetwood Mac,  featured on the band's self-titled Fleetwood Mac, released by Warner Records in 1975. The Nicks concert was held in Los Angeles March 10 2023

Above.  Vintage CIRCUS Magazine Christine McVie Cover Image posted on Facebook. To read Comments, click McVie cover image

METALLICA  "72 Seasons" - title track from their latest studio album uploaded

WATCH! Metallica's official music video for “72 Seasons,” from the album 72 Seasons available April 14 2023.

Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo perform at breakneck speed, in the video surrounded by liquid magma and fiery suns. "72 Seasons" was once again directed by Tim Saccenti.

On Thursday April 13 Metallica will host a listening party for movie audiences. Tickets for the one night only event are on sale at

The heavy metal, hard rock band will embark on their M72 World Tour across Europe, and North America this year and into 2024. Metallica will also appear Sunday, October 8 at the Power Trip Festival 2023. (Scroll page. See story below)

Metallica are one of metal's biggest touring bands. On the topic of retiring, drummer Lars Ulrich shed some light on the subject in a recent interiew iwith Revolver Magazine.

"It's not something we've talked a lot about, no. I think most of the energy and the resources go into trying to stay healthy, stay cohesive, stay functioning," Lars said. "As I get older, I spend more and more of my time on my daily workouts, on my cardio, on my strength training. I'm chained to my Peloton hours a day. It's all about trying to stay healthy: eating healthy, living healthy, whatever it is each of us need to bring to the table.

"Obviously, there is a point where it's maybe not going to function anymore at some level, where we can't play 'Battery' or 'Master of Puppets' or songs like that. I know there's some people in the comments section that think that point has already come — and I appreciate that. [Laughs] But the only thing I can say is that it hasn't happened yet, knock on wood. Hopefully it won't happen for a while."

Read more on Metallica. Scroll page for: Metallica buy vinyl factory to cope with demand for release of new album 72 Seasons

Live! Performance of AC/DC and OZZY OSBOURNE comfirmed for Power Trip festival among legendary line-up   

 OZZY OSBOURNE Power Trip Festival 2023 CIRCUS legendary rock music magazine Founder 0wner Gerald Rothberg. Established 1966  AC/DC Power Trip Festival 2023 CIRCUS legendary rock music magazine Founder 0wner Gerald Rothberg. Established 1966

Power Trip Festival officially confirmed an incredible line-up.of heavy rockers AC/DC, OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, IRON MAIDEN, OZZY, and TOOL to its 2023 edition  

“One legendary weekend in the desert," the  Power Trip festival unfolds at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California - Friday October 6 to Sunday October 8.

Headlining opening night are U.S. hard rock heavyweights Guns N’ Roses, and U.K. metal, and hard rock legends Iron Maiden. Saturday October 7 brings on two towering returns to the live performing stage . This will be AC/DC's first live show in more than seven years. His Ozzness, the Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne returns for a full concert for the first time since December 2018. The weekend wraps with Metallica, and Tool.

Three-day General Admission ticket prices begin at $599 plus fees. 50/50 Payment plans are available for general admission tickets.

KISS confirm "Shout It Out Loud,"  Biopic will be about the early years in NYC. Release set through Netflix for 2024

In a March interview, KISS manager Doc McGhee revealed Netflix will release  "Shout It Out Loud" the band's Biopic in 2024. The film will center on the band’s early years, the first four formative years in New York City.

“I think it’s a very interesting look at the formation of KISS, the mindset of how that came about, the social pressure that everybody was in in the ’60s and ’70s that brought something like KISS to the forefront, that it could actually happen. So it’s a very interesting, and I think it’s a well-written movie,” McGhee said

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From the Vault, above. Legendary Rock Music CIRCUS Magazine covers with original band members.

(From Facebook click image) Group photo of KISS 1975: original band members with Gerald Rothberg founder owner editor-publisher at CIRCUS headquarters.The iconic photo was snapped in front of entry way to Rothberg's personal office. Each band member contributed to Rothberg's make-up, while Paul Stanley lent his jacket. Group photo left to right: Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Gerald Rothberg, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss)

Paul Stanley KISS frontman revealed in an interview last summer,“I will tell you this: for casting to be accurate in terms of age, we are looking at actors in their early 20s. Honestly, I don’t know a whole lot of actors in their early 20s. ... 

You’re talking about another generation of actors. And I’m the first to say I’m not up on a lot of them. But as the casting process goes on, I’ll certainly be there and watching. It’ll be interesting to see how someone else — be it the casting people or the director — how they view who I am and who they see doing that. I think I’ll learn a lot about their perception of me by who they cast.”

KISS in April begin the final leg of shows in South America.

The band has added four new dates to The End of The Road Tour to kick off October, which will include performances in Detroit MI, Nashville TN, St. Louis MO., and Fort Worth TX.

This summer KISS will perform across Europe. The hard rock band will wrap up the tour December 1, and  2 at New York's Madison Square Garden - in the city where it all began for KISS.

Metallica buy vinyl factory to cope with demand for release of new album 72 Seasons

WATCH: Metallica's official music video for “If Darkness Had a Son,” from their forthcoming album 72 Seasons is set for release on April 14 2023

To meet demands for purchasers of their album catalogue, and new releases, rock music, heavy metal band Metallica have purchased a majority interest in Furnace Record Pressing.

Eric Astor who founded the vinyl pressing plant in 1996 said, “Knowing our long-term future is secured while also being better able to take advantage of growth opportunities is really exciting for every member of the Furnace staff.”

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich said: “We couldn’t be more happy to take our partnership with Furnace — and Eric, Ali and Mark specifically — to the next level. Their indie spirit, the passion they have for their craft… culturally we’re kindred souls. "

Metallica:  Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, and Kirk Hammett

James Hetfield added, “Furnace has been great to Metallica and more importantly to our fans. This deepened relationship between Metallica and Furnace ensures that fans of vinyl everywhere, particularly our Fifth Members, will have continued access to high quality records in the future.”

Metallica’s new album 72 Seasons, featuring the singles "If Darkness Had a Son," "Screaming Suicide," and "Lux Æterna" is set for release Friday April 14 2023.The heavy metal legends will follow this release with world tour dates. 

Christine McVie died after a brief illness at the age of 79 years on the morning of November 30 2022. McVie was the long-time co-lead vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac.

Beatles & Stones Unite: Paul McCartney confirmed to appear on The Rolling Stones upcoming new album

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From the Vault - Classic Rock CIRCUS cover art: The Rolling Stones Keith Richards, and Mick Jagger, June 1 1976 edition. The Beatles, first issue of weekly series, October 3 1978 

Beatles Paul McCartney will appear on The Rolling Stones first album of original material in 18 years. Variety, the show business newspaper reported both surviving members of The Fab Four, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, will appear on The Rolling Stones’ eagerly awaited new studio record.

The Stones new album will be produced by 2021 Grammy Award winner Andrew Watt.

The Rolling Stones new album is their first collection of new material in 20 years. The LP will also include several songs with Charlie Watts, the Stones' drummer, recorded prior to his untimely death in 2021, and will feature the band's touring drummer Steve Jordan.

KISS Share Peter Criss Classic "Beth" From 1977 Des Moines performance

KISS are streaming Live audio of their 1976 classic, Peter Criss "Beth" on Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977

With vocals by drummer Peter Criss, the fifth single from the Destroyer. This album delivered the New York Rockers their first U.S. Top 10 hit, and the highest-charting track in their history. 

To be realeased September 9 2023, Live in Des Moines 1977 features the original lineup of  the iconic band with Criss, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley in performance on November 29, 1977 at the Iowa Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

LISTEN! "Beth" (Live In Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines / 1977)

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