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OZZY OSBOURNE’S No More Tears 30th Anniversary digital & vinyl, due 9/17

"Mama, I'm Coming Home" (Official Video) “At that time, a lot of people were going to Iraq war,” Ozzy noted. “We heard that the GIs were sending that song to their wives. Soldiers still love that song.”

More than 30 years after its release, The Prince of Darkenss, Ozzy Osbourne’s sixth solo album–the Top 10 (#7) and quadruple platinum No MoreTears will be celebrated with an expanded digital audio album due out September 17 (Sony). Two special editions–a 2LP black vinyl version and a special yellow and red 2LP vinyl version with a specially created booklet will be released simultaneously. 

“I have a lot of great memories of making the album,” Ozzy stated. “We worked hard on the record with John Purdell and Duane Baron, who became extra two members of the band. Before we went into the studio, we discussed what we were going to do–everything was planned. It’s so nice when you get a producer who’s more like a part of the band than them saying, ’nah, you do it this way.’ Because we write them and when you write the songs, you have a mental picture of how you think you want it to sound.

"Sometimes you’re surprised for the better, but other times you’re disappointed, but John and Duane did an extraordinary job on the album. It was really, really well done. Every song was worked on for a long time and we spent extra time trying to get things right. But there was also lots of goofing around and we had a good time making it. And Zakk’s playing on it is spectacular.”

Zakk Wylde added, “On the first record, ‘It was like I can’t believe I’m here. I had definitely crawled into the fire and kept thinking. ‘You gotta produce. You got to come up with some cool stuff.’ On No More Tears, I guess I was more relaxed. With Ozzy, whenever we’re playing riffs, he would be like ‘keep playing that riff.’ Pretty much every time he just gets up there and starts singing what comes to him naturally, he knocks it out of the park all the time. 

"My love for him and admiration for him has just gotten even stronger and bigger over the years. It’s bigger than the music. It’s always a good time whenever we’re together, it’s always like it’s a laugh fest, and then making the records is beyond hilarious as well.”

“Mama, I’m Coming Home,” the album’s biggest hit which Ozzy co-wrote with Lemmy Kilmister, started with Zakk at a piano, has gone on to become not only a rock anthem, but a classic song among soldiers.

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ZZ Top Circus Magazine Tour 2021 updates

ZZ Top bassist DustyHill (r. in photo above) has died at the age of 72, the band said in a statement on its Facebook page.

"We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX," the post said. "We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the 'Top'. We will forever be connected to that 'Blues Shuffle in C.' You will be missed greatly, amigo."

The cause of death has not as yet been released. Last week, the band stated Dusty Hill was dealing with a "hip issue." We will update as more information emerges.

ZZ TOP will contine rockin': Up-to-date Tour venues for August, September through end of 2021
ZZ Top hit the road July 16, 2021 in Manchester, Iowa for the long awaited North American tour. The Texas blues-rock trio's trek called A Celebration of ZZ Top, remains on the road through the end of the year. 

ZZ Top vintage Circus Magazine cover December 10, 1976 edition

(Above. Vintage ZZ Top Circus Magazine cover image, December 10, 1976 edition).

“To say we’re looking forward to getting back out on the road and performing in front of real people is the understatement of the last 16 months, if not the century,” drummer Frank Beard proudly stated in a press release.

Singer and guitarist Billy Gibbons added: “ZZ is coming on strong. Let’s get it!”  

Canadian leg begins April 23, 2022. Smartphones scroll page for complete tour dates ZZ Top A Celebration-USA. and Canada 

THE ROLLING STONES rescheduled 2021 "No Filter Tour" kicks off September 26 (Complete tour dates below)

WATCH! The Rolling Stones  official video "Start Me Up"

The Rolling Stones released their rescheduled No Filter Tour dates, will begin Spetember 26, at the Dome, America Center, St Louis MO, and wind up November 20 at Austin, Texas' Circuit of the Americas. 

“I’m so excited to get back on the stage again,” Mick Jagger said in a statement, “and want to thank everyone for their patience. See you soon!”

“We’re back on the road!” added Keith Richards. “See you there!”

To make up for canceled venues, the Classic Rockers have added Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New Orleans.

All previously purchased tickets will be honoured at the rescheduled dates, unfortunately there are a few dates that we were unable to reschedule – Ticketmaster announced and will communicate directly with all purchasers of these tickets with more information. Where feasible, a priority offer for ticketholders will be available for nearby shows.

The Rolling Stones rescheduled 2021 No Filter Tour dates (*Notes New Dates)

Sep 26 – The Dome – ST. LOUIS, MO, Sep 30 – Bank of America Stadium – CHARLOTTE, NC

Oct 04 – Heinz Field – PITTSBURGH, PA, Oct 09 – Nissan Stadium – NASHVILLE, TN

Oct 13 – New Orleans Jazz Fest – *NEW ORLEANS, LA, Oct 17 – SoFi Stadium – *LOS ANGELES, CA

Oct 24 – U.S. Bank Stadium – MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Oct 29 – Raymond James Stadium – TAMPA, FL

Nov 02 – Cotton Bowl  – DALLAS, TX, Nov 06 – Allegiant Stadium – *LAS VEGAS, NV

Nov 11 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – ATLANTA, GA, Nov 15 – Ford Field – DETROIT, MI

Nov 20 – Circuit of The Americas – AUSTIN, TX

Foo Fighters 26th Anniversary 2021-2022 Tour Dates

Foo Fighters 2021 Tour Circus Magazine

(Photo. Foo Fighters: Band poses for 2021 Anniversary tour. Dave Grohl, founder, vocals, guitar, drums, third from left. Check for latest venues updates, and ticket sales.)

Foo Fighters have rescheduled their 25th Anniversary tour, canceled last year because of pandemic, for 26th Anniversary to start this summer. (See dates below.) Tickets for 2021-2022 went on sale June 3.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the Foo Fighters tour. Citi card members are able to purchase presale tickets through Citi Entertainment.

Kick off is set for July 28th in Cincinnati, Ohio, followed by shows in Milwaukee, St. Louis, Bonner Springs, Oklahoma City, and Albuquerque. Radkey are openers for six dates. More shows will be announced in the coming weeks.

Foo Fighter's latest album Medicine at Midnight debuted in February 2021, delayed a year because of  Covid-19. Dave Grohl, and Co. were inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021. Ceremony will be held at Cleveland, Ohio’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on October 30th.

Foo Fighters 2021–2022 26th Anniversary Tour Dates. (Check back for updates)


















Watch! Mick Jagger with Dave Grohl "Eazy Sleazy" — in surprise release Lyric video  

The Rolling Stones vocalist Mick Jagger released a surprise collaborative song with Foo Fighter's Dave Grohl called "Eazy Sleazy," with music video.(See above)

"It's a song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown,” Jagger said, “with some much needed optimism. Thanks to Dave Grohl for jumping on drums, bass and guitar, it was a lot of fun working with him. - hope you all enjoy Eazy Sleazy".

Foo's Grohl added, "It's hard to put into words what recording this song with Sir Mick means to me. It's beyond a dream come true. Just when I thought life couldn't get any crazier......and it's the song of the summer, without a doubt!!"

Listen!  BLACK SABBATH stream 1980 classic Heaven and Hell album debuting Ronnie James Dio (Full Audio)

Official audio for the full album Black Sabbath - 'Heaven & Hell' (1980). Heaven and Hell Deluxe Edition features newly remastered audio along with rare and unreleased music, and concludes with live rarities from Black Sabbath: "Li ve At Hammersmith Odeon." 

Original 8-track set introduced singer Ronnie James Dio, two months after the band fired Ozzy Osbourne in the spring of 1979.

The 2021 Remaster of classic album was released March 5 through Rhino Records

Track Listing: 1. Neon Knights 00:00? 2. Children of the Sea 03:53? 3. Lady Evil 09:28? 4. Heaven and Hell 13:54? 5. Wishing Well 20:54? 6. Die Young 24:59? 7. Walk Away 29:45? 8. Lonely Is the Word 34:10

Ronnie James Dio Autobiography

Ronnie James Dio's long awaited autobiography, "Rainbow in the Dark," was released July 11. Ronnie began working on his own story before his untimely death. The book chronicles the vocalist's life, and career in Black Sabba th, Rainbow, with Ritchie Blackmore, and Dio's namesake band. The book was ultimately completed by Mick Wall, Kerrang writer. "Rainbow in the Dark" will be published by Permuted Press.

ALICE COOPER's new rock music studio album, Detroit Stories released. Previews of every song below

Alice Cooper Circus Magazine Cover Image June 1971

Above. Alice Cooper, (born Vincent Damon Furnier)  and original band. Vintage Circus Magazine edition June 1971

Back to the roots. “Detroit was Heavy Rock central then,” Alice said about the city that launched the original Alice Cooper Band. While in 1970, producer Bob Ezrin worked the band10 hours a day to bring about their hard rock sound. 

Listen! Alice Cooper - Detroit Stories - Official Listening audio released through earMUSIC

Fifty years ago in Detroit, "MC5, Brownsville Station and Fleetwood Mac," Alice went on "or Savoy Brown or the Small Faces. You couldn’t be a soft-rock band or you’d get your ass kicked.” 

Detroit Stories is available on CD, CD+DVD digipak, CD box set (including CD, Blu-ray, t-shirt, face mask, torch light and 3 stickers), and 2LP gatefold

Remembering EDDIE VAN HALEN   (1955-2020)

Eddie Van Halen legendary guitar rocker dead at 65 

Eddie Ban Halen Cover Image Circus Magazine

Above. Eddie Van Halen celebrated rock guitar virtuoso, Circus Magazine cover image, June 30 1986

Eddie Van Halen renowned Van Halen band rock guitarist, and co-founder's passing was confirmed October 6 via Twitter by son Wolfgang, 29.

“I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared wi th him on and off stage was a gift,” wrote Wolfgang, who has filled in as the band’s bassist replacing Michael Anthony in 2006.

“My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop.”

Wolfgang's mother, Valerie Bertinelli, Eddie's wife from 1981 - 2007 tweeted a long string of broken hearts, and later shared a family photo of Instagram.

Eddie Valerie, Wolfgang Circus Magazine

Valerie Bertinelli @Wolfiesmom in a heart-wrenching post wrote,  “40 years ago my life changed forever when I met you. You gave me the one true light in my life, our son, Wolfgang. Through all your challenging treatments for lung cancer, you kept your gorgeous spirit and that impish grin. I’m so grateful Wolfie and I were able to hold you in your last moments. I will see you in our next life my love.”

(All pages, including all logos of Circus Magazine, Circus Raves, Hullabaloo Magazine, on all pages of are Copyright (c)2021 by Gerald Rothberg. All rights reserved.)

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Photo. Gerald Rothberg, at left with rock music performer Lita Ford in front of the CiRCUS magazine Wall of Golden Awards at office headquarters NYC

CiRCUS, the legendary rock music publication was founded by Gerald Rothberg in 1966.  He has been its editor, and publisher since its founding. The rock journal was America's cutting- edge magazine that covered the rock music world for over four amazing decades in New York City, where many fantastic music journalists, editors, photographers, and art directors got their start.

CiRCUS magazine reached millions of young adults in those days with the best rock journalism, and rock photography ever produced.

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ZZ Top A Celebration-USA. and Canada Tour
2021-2022. Check back for updates
Aug. 1 – Brandon, Miss. @ Brandon Amphitheater,  Aug. 3 – Little Rock, Ark. @ First Security Amphitheater
Aug. 4 – Alexandria, La. @ Rapides Paris Coliseum.  Aug. 6 – Camdenton, Mo. @ Lake Ozarks Amphitheatre
Aug. 7 – Washington, Mo. @ Washington Town and Country Fair,  Aug. 8 – Bonner Springs, Kan. @ Azura Amphitheater
Aug. 11 – Sturgis, S.D. @ Buffalo Chip Campground,  Aug. 12 – Casper, Wy. @ Casper Events Center
Aug. 14 – Reno, Nev. @ Silver Legacy Casino,  Aug. 15 – Grande Ronde, Ore. @ Spirit Mountain Casino
Aug. 17 – Jacksonville, Ore. @ Britt Pavilion,  Aug. 19 – Maryville, Wash. @ Tulalip Amphitheater
Aug. 20 – Lewiston, Idaho @ Clearwater River Casino,  Aug. 21 – Missoula, Mt. @ KettleHouse Amphitheater
Aug. 24 – Englewood, Colo. @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheater,  Sept. 11 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Summerfest
Sept. 12 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center,  Sept. 14 – Huber Heights, Ohio @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
Sept. 15 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa @ Alliant Energy PowerHouse,  Sept. 17 – Council Bluffs, Iowa @ Stir Cover at Harrah's Casino
Sept. 18 – Pryor, Okla. @ Born and Raised Festival,  Sept. 19 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Orpheum Theatre
Sept. 21 – Charleston, W.V. @ Charleston Coliseum,  Sept. 22 – Doswell, Va. @ Meadow Event Park
Sept. 23 – Frederick, Md. @ Frederick Fairgrounds
Sept. 25 – Watertown, N.Y. @ Watertown Fairgrounds,  Sept. 26 – Bethel, N.Y. @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sept. 28 – N. Charleston, S.C. @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center,  Sept. 30 – Macon, Ga. @ Macon City Auditorium
Oct. 1 – Tupelo, Miss. @ BancorpSouth Arena,  Oct. 2 – Lake Charles, La. @ Golden Nugget
Oct. 4 – Fort Worth, Texas @ Dickies Arena,  Oct. 8 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Venetian Theatre Oct. 9 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Venetian Theatre
Oct. 10 – Scottsdale, Ariz. @ Talking Stick Resort  Oct. 13 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Venetian Theatre
Oct. 15 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Venetian Theatre  Oct. 16 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Venetian Theatre
Nov. 6 – Key West, Fla. @ Key West Amphitheater  Nov. 9 – Tampa, Fla. @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Nov. 11 – Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Internationa l Nov. 13 – Fort Myers, Fla. @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Nov. 14 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Florida Theatre  Nov. 16 – Melbourne, Fla. @ King Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 17 – Savannah, Ga. @ Johnny Mercer Theater  Nov. 20 – Wilmington, N.C. @ Cape Fear Community College
Nov. 21- Durham, N.C. @ Durham Performing Arts Center  Nov. 23 – Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Tivoli Theatre
Nov. 27 – Lubbock, Texas @ Buddy Holly Center Nov. 28 – Lubbock, Texas @ Buddy Holly Center
Dec. 3 – Biloxi, Miss. @ IP Casino Resort and Hotel  Dec. 4 – Shreveport, La. @ Municipal Auditorium
Dec. 5 – Wichita Falls, Texas @ Memorial Auditorium  Dec. 7 – Abilene, Texas @ Taylor County Coliseum
Dec. 11 – El Paso, Texas @ Abraham Chavez Theatre  Dec. 12 – Midland, Texas @ Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center

Canadian leg of ZZ Top A Celebration 2022, tour dates
April 23 – Abbotsford, Canada @ Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre
April 24 – Penticton, Canada @ South Okanagan Events Centre
April 26 – Kamloops, Canada @ Sandman Centre
April 27 – Lethbridge, Canada @ ENMAX Centre
April 29 – Saskatoon, Canada @ SaskTel Center
April 30 – Enoch, Canada @ River Cree Resort & Casino
May 3 – Brandon, Canada @ Keystone Centre
May 4 – Niagara Falls, Canada @ Fallsview Casino Resort
May 8 – Laval, Canada @ Place Bell
May 10 – Halifax, Canada @ Halifax Scotiabank Centre
May 13 – St. John's, Canada @ Mile One Centre
May 14 – St. John's, Canada @ Mile One Centre

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