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Music Videos! Full Concert Rock Streams

All major rock bands, and artists have postponed major tours, because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Most big tours have been rescheduled beginning Summer 2021. In a scramble for what to do, several rock acts are posting full concerts streams. We will show them here, and update every few days, sometimes daily. So check back with us frequently

Watch. Aerosmith Live! Full Concert Stream in Osaka, Japan New Years Eve 1999

(August 5, 2020) Celebrating Boston Rockers Aerosmith who were signed by recording company mogul Clive Davis to Columbia Records on August 5, 1972. Clive watched them perform at Max's Kansas City in New York, and brought them into his fold for $125,000.

Aerosmith are Steven Tyler vocals, Joe Perry guitar, Brad Whitford guitar, Joey Kramer drums, Tom Hamilton bass guitar

Watch!AC/DC with GNR's vocalist Axl Rose at Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia PA 9.20.16 (HD Mulitcam) Last show of tour

Posted online. AC/DC's Rock Or Bust Tour from Guns N' Roses with Guns 'N Roses vocalist Axl Rose.

Axl was brought in by the heavy classic rockers when vocalist Brian Johnson was forced to pull out of the 2016 North American tour, because of hearing loss.

The full concert film was posted online by a Youtube user on July 31 2020. The film was shot on September 20, 2016 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. 

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Motorhead will release 40th Anniversary Vinyl Box Set for Ace of Spades on October 30. Features new master of the album from original tapes, 2 previously unheard concerts from 1981, and never before seen photos, memorabilia, plus previously unpublished interviews by the people who were there. Box set contains 42 unreleased tracks and a DVD of rare TV appearances

Rock News D ef Leppard to release limited edition vinyl of  2019 performance at  Rock, and Roll Hall of Fame for "Record Store Day" August 29

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Above. Def Leppard, British classic hard rockers, l. to r. Rick Savage bass guitar, keyboards, Rick Allen drums, percussion, Vivian Campbell guitar, Joe Eliot lead vocals, Phil Collen, guitar

At last year's 34th Rock, and Roll Hall of Fame annual induction event Def Leppard was recognized with fellow honorees Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies. The ceremony took place March 29, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

After their acceptance speech, Def Leppard performed the title track to "Hysteria," "Rock Of Ages," and "Photograph" from "Pyromania, "and "Pour Some Sugar On Me." The UK rockers ended their performance with the Mott The Hoople classic "All The Young Dudes," written by David Bowie.

These five songs from the performance will be released as an EP on August 29. with only 4,000 copies pressed for "Record Store Day"

Side A of the limited edition vinyl:
1. Hysteria (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame) 2. Rock of Ages (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame) 3. Photograph (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame)

Side B of the limited edition vinyl:
1. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame) 2. All The Young Dudes (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame)

Watch! AC/DC launch “The Story of Back in Black” new documentary series celebrating 40th anniversary of their famous album

(Above. Episode one of the series focuses on the song "You Shook Me All Night Long," using archival interviews with Angus, older brother Malcolm, and Brian Johnson)

AC/DC has begun a celebration marking the 40th anniversary of its classic 1980 album "Back In Black" in a  new video series, "The Story Of Back In Black."  The album was recorded in the Bahamas, and mixed at Electric Lady Studios in NYC.  Last December, 2019 the Recording Industry of America, RIAA certified "Back in Black" for U.S. shipments of 25 million copies.

The album was the first without lead singer  Scott, who died some months earlier (February 1980) after passing out, and tragically choking on his own vomit after a night of heavy drinking. AC/DC quickly decided to hire Brian Johnson, vocalist from Geordie.

Soon after Scott's death the band headed for the Bahamas with Johnson for six weeks to complete the album. It was a scary time after Scott's death.

Johnson told The Pulse of Radio he didn't have a clue how successful "Back In Black" would turn out to be. "I'd just melted me brain in there, and I didn't know if it was good or bad," he said. "That was the first time I'd been in the Bahamas, anyway, or near America, you know, and you (have to) remember, I was just fascinated by the whole culture and all, and I had no idea what the hell I was doing! And (laughs) lucky, really — I was a bit lucky."

Metal Tour of the Year featuring Megadeth, Lamb of God with Trivium, and Inflames is rescheduled. Concert dates below

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(Above. Megadeth lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwiter Dave Mustaine from his July 2, 2020 Twitter page promoting his show at

Megadeth, Lamb Of God,Trivium, and In Flames released a joint statement, announcing the rescheduled tour, originally postoned because of the Coronavirus: "We are excited to share the new 2021 dates for “The Metal Tour Of The Year.” All tickets will be honored for the new rescheduled dates. If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new show, you will receive an email directly allowing you to request a refund. For more details, please visit

"We can't wait to get back on stage and get this tour kicked off."

The Metal Tour Of The Year will now begin July 9, 2021 in Detroit at the DTE Energy Music Theater, and end at Salt Lake City’s USANA Amphitheatre September 8.

Mustaine recently confirmed that the band has recorded 18 songs for the follow-up to 2016’s Dystopia.

“I think this is probably in the top four records as far as towards the tip of the spear with our career and everything that we’re doing,”Mustaine remarked. “It’s up there with Countdown, Rust In Peace, and probably Peace Sells. The other one I would say is Dystopia. So that would round up my top five.”

New! "Metal Tour of the Year" Concert Dates: 

July 09 - Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 10 - Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino
July 11 - Toronto, ONT Budweiser Stage
July 13 - Burgettstown, PA S&T Bank Music Park 
July 14 - Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion
July 16 - Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
July 17 - Charlotte, NC PNC Pavilion
July 18 - Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
July 20 - Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
July 21 - Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach
July 23 - Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
July 24 - Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 26 - Camden, NJ BB&T Paivlion
July 27 - Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
July 28 - Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 30 - Laval, QC Place Bell
July 31 - Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
Aug. 03 - Green Bay, WI Resch Center Aug. 04 - Minneapolis, MN The Armory
Aug. 06 - Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 07 - Kansas City, MO Spring Center
Aug. 08 - Rogers, AR Walmart Amp
Aug. 10 - St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 - Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Aug. 12 - Atlanta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 - W. Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Aug. 18 - Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
Aug. 20 - Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Aug. 21 - Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Aug. 22 - Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 24 - El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
Aug. 25 - Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 27 - Denver, CO. Pepsi Center
Aug. 29 - Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
Aug. 31 - Reno, NV Reno Events Center
Sep. 01 - Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheater
Sep. 02 - Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
Sep. 04 - Portland, OR Moda Center
Sep. 05 - Auburn, WA
Sep. 07 - Pocatello, ID Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre
Sep. 08 - Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Sep. 10 - Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Centerndemic

Ozzy Osbourne, and family take Paranormal crazy train ride in new 8-part horror-ific  series on the Travel Channel 

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Above, Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne in horrific laugh. New  TV series stars son Jack, Ozzy, and wife Sharon Osbourne. Premiered on the Travel Channel SundayAugust 2 at 10pm|9c.

“My parents have always lived on the edge, even when it comes to believing in the supernatural,” son Jack said about his dad, The Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, and mom, Sharon. “I’m convinced they just haven’t seen enough evidence, so I’m making them watch the most undeniable footage caught on camera, including a few from my own personal experiences." 

During each hour long episode Jack Osbourne sets out to push parents, over the edge, with jaw-dropping videos of supernatural activity caught on camera.

"My biggest challenge may be keeping their comments family friendly. It will be a classic Osbourne gathering!”

In the series premiere, Jack shares video footage of poltergeists, haunted dolls, UFOs and unidentifiable beasts that leaves his parents, and their dogs barking at the moon. Funny reactions in this episode include Ozzy Osbournes historical digressions on Greeks, Romans and the berserkers, accompanied by a copious amount of swearing. 

We will update as more news about “The Osbournes Want To Believe” unfolds. 

Queen (Rock Band) join Queen Elizabeth, the Beatles, and Pink Floyd with appearance on UK postage stamps in new collection

Queen New UK Stamp Series Circus Magazine

(Above. Eight stamp setsfeature images of Queen's iconic album covers.) 

Queen the rock band is featured in a set of 13 stamps issued by Royal Mail, the UK postal system.  The series was released July 9, 2020. The stamp sets include images of the band's album covers, among these Queen 11, Sheer Heart Attack, A night at the Opera, News of the World, The Game, Greatest Hits, and Innuendo.

Brian May, Queen lead guitarist, said in a statement: “It's hard to put into words what I feel when looking at these beautiful stamps.”

The veteran rockers have sold more than 300 million records world wide. Queen will become the third music group after the Beatles in 2007, and Pink floyd in 2016 on Royal Mail dedicated stamp sets

Queen is featured in Live performances in a miniature sheet of additional stamps. Royal Mail will also issue a stamp sheet of Queen's 1974, and first studio shoot in a Primrose Hill studio. 

Philip Parker of Royal Mail added, "With their truly original, and effortless ability to mix musical styles, Queen are rock royalty," Stamps are available at and

Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged  1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar sells for record-breaking $6 million at auction

Kurt Cobain with Martin Guitar Circus Magazine  (Kurt Cobain plays Martin guitar on MTV Unplugged)

In auction held June 20, 2020 Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar sold for $6 million. The Nirvana frontman used the Martin guitar to play “About a Girl” and “All Apologies," and other songs” at the November 18, 1993 MTV Unplugged TV broadcast  in New York.

Five months later Kurt Cobain, the Nirvana singer-songwriter killed himself at age 27.

The buyer an Australian entrepreneur Peter Freedman, is the founder of RØDE Microphones. Freedman attended the live auction at Julien's in Beverly Hills CA, and beat out bidders including those via internet, and phone from around the globe.

Cobain Guitar Buyer

(Photo. Kurt Cobain guitar buyer Peter Freedman with actual 1959 Martin D-18E) 

"When I heard that this iconic guitar was up for auction," Freedman said, "I immediately knew it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure it and use it as a vehicle to spotlight the struggles that those in the performing arts are facing and have always faced."

Freedman plans to display the guitar in a worldwide tour of exhibitions in distinguished galleries and art spaces, with proceeds going to the performing arts.

Before the bidding Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien's Auctions issued the following statement: "Julien's Auctions is proud to offer this historic guitar from Kurt Cobain, who upended the music industry and pop culture at large with his mythic performance fronting Nirvana on MTV Unplugged in New York, 

"This important guitar has earned its rightful place in Rock 'N' Roll history as the instrument played by one of rock's most influential musicians and icons in one of the greatest and most memorable live performances of all time." 

Stadium 2020 Tour kick off would have been June 18, and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee weighs in. New 2021 Tour dates, listed below

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Tommy Lee in photo from Motley Crue's "Farewell" tour 2014-2015 

"I'm so bummed,” Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee said regarding June 18, the day that would have been the kick off of Stadum 2020 …

“I would have been out there all week last week rehearsing in the stadium, getting ready for the first show. And yes, I am so bummed.

"But I'm stoked that it's not canceled — it's just moved back till next year this time. Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee spoke to Marci Wiser of 95.5 KLOS radio station about the postponement of the band's "The Stadium Tour" with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts to the summer of 2021.

In the radio interview aired June 16, the rocker added, "You know what I was really hoping for — that the whole pandemic thing would be over. And this would be such a priceless thing that would happen that will probably never happen ever again in our lifetime. Imagine being onstage, and it's okay for everybody to be together in a giant stadium, rocking out, losing their freaking minds.

"The energy would be something that I probably will never witness again. All that energy — I'm such an energy dude — imagine all that in one giant stadium all over the country, people just going, like, 'Oh my God! Yeah!"

The Stadium Tour is a co-headling tour with British rockers Def Leppard, USA's Motley Crue, and guest bands, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The tour will now take place in the summer of 2021, postponed because of the Coronavirus. 

New! The 2021 Stadium Tour Dates

June 19, 2021 – Nashville, Tennessee @ Nissan Stadium
June 21 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Great American Ballpark
June 24 – Charlotte, North Carolina @ Bank of America Stadium
June 26 – Miami, Florida @ Hard Rock Stadium
June 27 – Orlando, Florida @ Camping World Stadium
July 3 – Cleveland, Ohio @ FirstEnergy Field
July 6 – St. Louis, Missouri @ Busch Stadium
July 8 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ U.S. Bank Stadium
July 10 – Detroit, Michigan @ Comerica Park
July 13 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Citizens Bank Park
July 15, Flushing, New York @ Citi Field
July 17 – Boston, Massachusetts @ Fenway Park
July 18 – Boston, Massachusetts @ Fenway Park
July 20 – Hershey, Pennsylvania @ Hersheypark Stadium
July 22 – Hershey, Pennsylvania @ Hersheypark Stadium
August 7 – Jacksonville, Florida @ TIAA Bank Field
August 9 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
August 12 – Buffalo, New York @ New Era Field
August 15 – Atlanta, Georgia @ SunTrust Park
August 17 – Houston, Texas @ Minute Maid Park
August 20 – San Antonio, Texas @ Alamodome
August 22 – Arlington, Texas @ Globe Life Field
August 24 – Kansas City, Missouri @ Kauffman Stadium
August 28 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin @ Miller Park
August 29 – Chicago, Illinois @ Wrigley Field
September 3– Phoenix, Arizona @ State Farm Stadium
September 4 – Los Angeles, California @ SoFi Stadium
September 7– Seattle, Washington @ T-Mobile Park
September 10 – San Francisco, California @ Oracle Park
September 12 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park

RATT's “Round And Round” re-enters Billboard Top 20 for first time since 1984. Boost from their  popular Geico commercial credited

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Above. RATT vocalist Stephen Pearcy in vintage photo from Circus Magazine, November 30, 1984 edition

(Updated June 6, 2020) RATT's best selling single had been “Round And Round,” which reached  number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, back in 1984. To date, and some 36 years later, the song has re-emerged, thanks to their appearance in a popular Geico commercial, and has entered at number 18 on Billboard Magazine's Top 20 Rock Digital Song Sales. "Round" was the band's first hit single, from their debut album Out of the Cellar.

Ratt posted, “A HUGE Thank you to all of our fans, old and new, who have pushed RATT up the charts this year, 2020, The Year of the RATT!

Above. RATT as the rockers appeared in the popular Geico commercial.

The band concluded in their recent post, “We look forward to seeing all of you out on the road when our tour is back on track. We are going to celebrate this success with each and every one of our Ratt ‘n’ Roll Fans!”

Gerald Rothberg Circus Magazine founder

About me: Circus Magazine, the legendary rock music publication was founded by Gerald Rothberg in 1966.  He has been its editor, and publisher since its founding.

(All pages, including all logos of Circus Magazine, Circus Raves, Hullabaloo Magazine, on all pages of are Copyright (c) 2020 by Gerald Rothberg. All rights reserved.)

My History with the Hard Rock Band KISS (circa 1973 - ) by Gerald Rothberg, Circus Magazine founder, editor-publisher

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Cover Photo of Paul Stanley was posted on my Facebook page. I'll share these posts, and comments from time to time. 

June 5, 2020
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Celebrating Paul Stanley, and KISS, and their success in June 1973 with the recording of a 5 song demo, at Electric Ladyland studios in Greenwich Village NYC.
Vintage #CircusMagazine cover image August 4,1977

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About me: That's me in the middle, Gerald Rothberg, founder, editor-publisher of Circus with KISS. Photo taken at NYC headquarters circa 1974.  Circus Magazine, the legendary rock music publication was founded by Gerald Rothberg in 1966. He has been its editor, and publisher since its founding. g is the Authorized Official Website for Circus Magazine

Coronavirus Updates: COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance* July 21, 2020 Total cases: 3,819,139  T otal deaths: 140,630
Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, The Northern Mariana Islands, and US Virgin Islands)

*Data include both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC or tested at CDC since January 21, 2020, with the exception of testing results for persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and Japan. State and local public health departments are now testing and publicly reporting their cases.

Protect yourself, and help prevent spreading Coronavirus to others  Do:Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub. Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze. Avoid close contact (6 feet) with people who are unwell.

Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell.
Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.
Watch! Video below:

How To Handwash with Soap, and Water- by World Health Organization

Social distancing is a public health practice that aims to prevent sick people from coming in close contact with healthy people in order to reduce opportunities for disease transmission.

It can include large-scale measures like canceling group events or closing public spaces, as well as individual decisions such as avoiding crowds.

With COVID-19, the goal of social distancing right now is to slow down the outbreak in order to reduce the chance of infection among high-risk populations and to reduce the burden on health care systems and workers. Experts describe this as "flattening the curve," which generally refers to the potential success of social distancing measures to prevent surges in illness that could overwhelm heal th care systems. Read more, Click. https://hub.jhu. edu/2020/03/13/what-is-social-distancing/


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