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   BREAKING: Christine McVie Fleetwood Mac Vocalist, Keyboards Dead at age 79 ... Nancy Wilson, and Ann Wilson of Heart are 2023 Hall of Fame nominees ... Iron Maiden thank fans for success of Legacy of the Beast tour. Announce 2023-2024, The Future Past Tour (See full story below) ... Motley Crue, and Def Leppard announced another co-headlining trek, The World Tour. Kicks off February 18 2023 in Mexico City, wraps July 6 in Glasgow, U.K. ... Guitarist Slash says Guns N' Roses has material that could be released in the next few months. Slash stated he hopes GNR will record new studio album following next summer's tour ... More News added several times per day. Check back ...

CIRCUS Magazine Vintage Publicity Photo. Gerald Rothberg, founder, editor-publisher with Kiss Paull Stanley, Gene Simmons
CIRCUS | LEGENDARY ROCK MUSIC MAGAZINE
GERALD ROTHBERG OWNER-FOUNDER Est 1966
Above. Vintage CIRCUS publicity photo. Rothberg with KISS Paul Stanley left, Gene Simmons right

ROCK MUSIC NEWS:  Christine Anne McVie, vocalist, songwriter, keyboards for some of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, dead at 79 following brief illness

Christine McVie CIRCUS Magazine Vintage Cover Image Gerald Rothberg, founder-owner, editor-publisher

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Above. From the Vault CIRCUS Magazine Vintage Cover Image March 31 1977 - Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac vocalist,  keyboards, songwriter. 

In a statement on her Instagram account her family posted on November 30, 2022: “On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death. She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness,” the statement reads. “She was in the company of her family.”

“We kindly ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time, and 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.”

Fleetwood Mac paid tribute to McVie in a statement also posted on her Instagram account.

“There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie,” the band’s statement read. “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.”

WATCH! Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere (Live) (Official Video) [HD]

Fleetwood Mac perform "Everywhere" live at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA in May 1997 - newly remastered in HD to celebrate 25th anniversary of the band's Billboard #1 live album 'The Dance'.

CHRISTINE ANNE McVIE: Born: 1943, Bouth, United Kingdom
Died: November 30, 2022

Remembering Christine McView. A Very Special Report !

 Fleetiwood Mac, Chritine McVie, CIRCUS Magazine GeraldRothberg.com, owner-founder,editor-publisher

Above. Vintage CIRCUS Magazine Photo from April 14, 1977 edition. Fleetwood Mac: Standing left, Mick Fleetwood, Sitting Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Standing right, John McVie. 

As a singer, songwriter and keyboardist, Christine McVie was an awesome, musical force, steering Fleetwood Mac, to become one of the most popular rock bands of the last 50 years. Born as Christine Anne Perfect July 12 1943, in Bouth, Lancashire, England, died November 30, 2022 in England.

Her father, Cyril Percy Absell Perfect,  a concert violinist lwasalso a music lecturer at St Peter's College of Education, Saltley, Birmingham, and taught violin at St Philip's Grammar School, Birmingham. Christine's  mother, Beatrice Edith Maud (Reece) Perfect, was a psychic, 

WATCH! Christine McVie Videos with Fleetwood Mac

WATCH! Fleetwood Mac - "Hold Me" written by Christine McVie  Official Music Video from the from the 1982 album Mirage


WATCH! Fleetwood Mac - Christine McVie's "Don't Stop" Official Music Video rom the 1977 album Rumours

Christine a music force, singer, and songwriter grew to fame with Fleetwood Mac. Often referred to as the "Songbird," a ballad she wrote in half an hour, that became the band's closing encore.

Two of the most popular songs Christine McVie wrote, "Hold Me" rose to number 4 on the Billboard charts, and "Don't Stop" hit number 3.


GENE SIMMONS claims KISS has decided on Date & Venue for Final Concert

KISS Original Lineup vintage Circus Magazine photo. CIRCUS Magazine Official Website founded 1966 by Gerald Rothberg owner, editor-publisher

From the vault. Original KISS band. L to r, Paul Stanley, AceFrehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss 

Bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons teases he knows exactly when, and where KISS' final concert of "End Of The Road" tour will happen.

"End Of The Road" was originally scheduled to finish up on July 17, 2021 in New York City but has since been extended to at least early 2023. The Final Farewell Tour was announced in September 2018 following a KISS performance of the band's classic song "Detroit Rock City" on "America's Got Talent".

The NY Post, Page Six, confirmed that KISS has designated the exact date when the Classic Hard Rockers will play their last Farewell concert.  "I know where and when, but I'm not [going to reveal at this time]," Simmons said. "I do know the last day and date. But you don't want to find out what you're getting for Christmas as a present in July, right?"

KISS' current lineup consists of original members Paul Stanley, and Gene Simmons, guitarist Tommy Thayer, and drummer Eric Singer.

Vintage CIRCUS Magazine Official Website on Facebook posted Classic Cover Image of  Gene Simmons


Iron Maiden thank fans for the success of the Legacy of the Beast tour. Announce 2023-2024, The Future Past Tour

Iron Maiden 2022 CIRCUS Magazine Official Website Gerald Rothberg Owner-Founder

Iron Maiden - Thanks for an unforgettable tour!

"A massive thank you to everyone that has made the Legacy of the Beast tour one of the best tours we've ever had!"  IRON MAIDEN may have said farewell to 2022, but the Hard Rockers are set for THE FUTURE PAST TOUR 2023, continuing into 2024

Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast tour ended October 30 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Florida, with yet another sold-out US show in front of over 12,000 fans.

Band manager Rod Smallwood says:

“On behalf of the band, myself and all at Phantom, we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made this Legacy tour such a special and memorable experience. First and most importantly you, the fans, especially those affected by problems caused by the global pandemic which led to the 2020 European stadium shows having to be rescheduled not just once but twice!

"Your patience and good-will in holding on to your tickets and waiting until we could finally bring the Legacy show to you was very much appreciated. You truly are the best and playing to over 3 million of you over the extended tour was a hell of an achievement so thanks to each and every one of you for making this both possible and also making it incredible fun for the band who enjoyed pretty much every minute on stage.

"We’d also like to thank our brilliant touring Killer Krew - both the longstanding and newer members to the Maiden family, who never cease to rise to any challenges thrown their way - and there were a few - no mean feat considering this tour covered 33 countries and 139 shows played since we started in Tallinn way back on May 26 2018.

"Thanks also to all our Special Guests and support acts who played on the tour since 2018: Airbourne, Avatar, Fozzy, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Lord of the Lost, Mastodon, Powerwolf, Rage In My Eyes, Rhapsody Of Fire, Sabaton, Serpentor, Shinedown, Tempt, The Hellacopters, The Raven Age, Tremonti, Trivium and Within Temptation.

"Thanks also to our suppliers, our agents, promoters, merchandisers and everyone else involved in bringing this show to you night after night, city after city.

"And finally, both personally and, I am sure, on behalf of all of you – massive thanks to Bruce, Steve, Dave, Adrian, Janick and Nicko who never let up, played, and sang! magnificently and matched every crowd for passion and enthusiasm every single night, wherever they were. Guys – I don’t know how you do it but we are all bloody glad you do!!

"We are all now going to take a well-earned break and we’ll be back again next year with a great new show, THE FUTURE PAST TOUR playing just Europe this time as the 2022 Legacy tour was such a long run to enable us to see as many of you fans as possible post-pandemic. However, THE FUTURE PAST TOUR will continue into 2024 and who knows where it will go… ..so stay tuned!! “


CHEAP TRICK with concert success at BUDOKEN, Tokyo Japan has been hailed as the American Beatles

WATCH: Live in Budokan official video. Cheap Trick an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, was formed in 1973 by guitarist Rick Nielsen, bassist Tom Petersson, lead vocalist Robin Zan

CHEAP TRICK at Budoken: The Japanese media called them the "American Beatles". Although the Rock Band's first three albums weren't big in the U.S. In Japan all three went gold. After that concert, the world fawned over Cheap Trick, while their the record label, Epic had to press more albums to meet the demand.

Cheap Trick Are: Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals
Tom Petersson – bass, backing vocals
Bun E. Carlos – drums 

The Popularity of this American Band, Cheap Trick is experienced with this recent Facebook post, by Gerald Rothberg CIRCUS Magazine founder, and editor-publisher 


WATCH! FULL CONCERT   METALLICA: Filmed Live at Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York on September 14, 2011 (Full Concert)


METALLICA is one of the few Rock Bands that dig into their vault, and post a full concert. For fans this is a treat. After a few promos, and interviews the full concert begins. One of the earliest leading pioneers in American metal, Metallica has maintained the majority of their lineup since their beginning. 

After Dave Mustaine's departure early in the band's career, the lineup has been Lars Ulrich, drums, James Hetfield, vocals, Kirk Hammett, lead guitar, with  prominent, guest  musicians who have recorded, and toured with the band. Metallica formed in 1981, Mustaine was kicked out in 1982. He then co-founded the metal band, Megadeth.


The ROLLING STONES  Share video of "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?" WATCH! The Rolling Stones' Have You Seen Your Mother Official Music Video

The Rolling Stones have issued the official music video for their hit single "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?"

Filmed in 1966 by director Peter Whitehead, the videos was rejected at first by available outlets for what were then referred to as "promos" or "promotional films" of rock bands.

The live performance was filmed during The Rolling Stones' September 23 1966, performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The video of the band in drag was created using film footage of the photo shoot in New York City for the single's back cover. All five original members, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts appear.


DAVID LEE ROTH Releases New "Studio Live" Recording Of  Van Halen"s Version of  KINKS 1964"You Really Got Me"



Listen to official Audio David Lee Roth - You Really Got Me - Studio Live


STEVE PERRY former JOURNEY Vocalist sues ex-bandmates over Trademarks    

WATCH! Journey Classic - Faithfully - Official Video

Former Journey singer Steve Perry has launched legal action to stop former bandmates Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain from owning merchandise trademarks for the names of many of the band's biggest hits.

Billboard, the music trade publication reported in its September 11 edition that Perry filed a petition at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to invalidate 20 trademark registrations held by a company called Freedom JN LLC that he says is controlled by Schon and Cain.

According to Perry's law suit, his two former bandmates are not allowed to register trademarks for the song names because the trio signed a partnership agreement requiring unanimous consent.


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

KISS are now streaming Live audio of their 1976 classic, Peter Criss "Beth" on Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977. Scroll page for Audio. 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, 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)


LED ZEPPELIN Remember 1972 with a New Episode for 50th Annirversary Video Series

LISTEN! Led Zeppelin - "Rock and Roll" remastered from Led Zeppelin IV-Official Audio

Classic Rock icons Led Zeppelin remember 1972 as Led Zeppelin IV opens the new year at #1 on U.S.A, and Canadian Rock Muisc album charts. A new episode of their 50th anniversary video series is currently streaming. 

We Remember February 1972 the band released "Rock And Roll", as a single.  Led Zep performed for a two-week period in Australia and New Zealand, their only live appearances in the region.

What's more, April 1972 brought the Classic Rock Icons to London's Olympic Studios, where they began recording  Houses Of The Holy, which was released the following year.These years, my friend. we wished they'd never end.

From the Vault: Rare Vintage edition of CIRCUS, from 1971 featuring Led Zeppelin


KISS GENE SIMMONS Spurns TV's '"Dancing With The Stars" Invite.  Writes on Twitter  ... "I won the Twist contest back in the Stone Age"

From the Vault. Classic cover image of CIRCUS Magazine with KISS Gene Simmons

KISS vocalist/ bassist Gene Simmons Simmons wrote on Twitter: "Thank you @officialdwts Dancing With The Stars for the offer to be on the show. Respectfully passing. Wouldn't be fair to the other contestants. I won the Twist contest back in the Stone Age".

The highly popular U.S. TV series "Dancing With The Stars" has aired on the ABC television network since 2005.  


ABOUT ME: CIRCUS  legendary Rock Music magazine, established 1966. Gerald Rothberg  Owner-Founder, editor-publisher 

Wall of Fame Rocker Lita Ford, and Gerald Rothbeg, CIRCUS Magazine founder,editor-publisher

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 inception. The rock journal was America's cutting-edge magazine covering the rock music world for over four decades, and headquartered in New York City, where great 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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