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MOTLEY CRUE's VINCE NEIL is home recovering from broken ribs after a fall on stage at recent concert
Motley Crue took to social media to share the news that frontman Vince Neil is home recovering after he broke a few of his ribs falling from the stage during a concert late last week.
Neil was taken to the hospital after he fell off the stage during an appearance at the at the Monsters On The Mountain Festival at LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN Friday October 15.
Motley Crue bandmates shared the following on social medica, "Vince is back home and resting after breaking a few ribs on Friday night. Our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery and ready to rock in '22!!"
(MotleyCrue Stadium Tour referred to above kicks off June 16, 2022 in Atlanta GA with Def Leppard Joan Jett and the BlackHearts, and Poison.)
Above. Collectable Classic Circus, Vince Neil cover image April 30 1986 Vintage edition
Motley Crue vocalist Vince Neil broke several ribs falling off the stage at a concert Friday in Tennessee, his guitarist told the crowd in a video circulated widely on social media.
In video footage from the performance, Neil is clapping at the edge of the stage with his guitar strapped around him before the fall.
STEPHEN PEARCY RATT former frontman shared on Facebook:"Hey! WTF! “Bordello “Brother”, Vince Neil Motley Crue ? shit happens brother (ouch), been there. All of us have and will (fall to rise again) doing time on that stage. Fix them bones brother see ya soon. We have a show(s) coming up. Get well fkr ??????? RATT SEP officialstephenpearcy.com #solo #inconcert “Backstage Blast”, Photo: Vince/SEP RATT gig Whisky A Go-Go circa 82-83 ™?"
Pearcy is scheduled for an appearance December 05, 2021 at THE VAULT - New Bedford, MA
BREAKING: DAVID LEE ROTH former VAN HALEN frontman : "I am throwing in the shoes. I'm retiring"
Vintage Van Halen from the CiRCUS vault: L. to r. Michael Anthony, bassist/vocalist, David Lee Roth vocalist, Alex Van Halen drummer, and Eddie Van Halen guitar
Van Halen former frontman David Lee Roth has officially announced he is retiring after his Las Vegas residency, set for New Year's Eve, New Year's Day January 5, 7 and 8.
“I am throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring. This is the first, and only, official announcement... You’ve got the news. Share it with the world," Roth told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I'm not going to explain the statement. The explanation is in a safe. These are my last five shows," Roth is 67.
"I've got a band that is doing what Al [Alex Van Halen] and I used to call a 'block,' that means 75 rehearsals for one show," he explained. "We are bringing it in classic VH [Van Halen] style. Alex and I are the only version, that was his message. There is no other variation. There is no torch being passed. There is no other side to this coin. This is classic, in-your-face Van Halen."
"I've given you all I've got to give. It's been an amazing, great run, no regrets, nothing to say about anybody. I'll miss you all. Stay frosty," Roth concluded.
IN MEMORIUM: ROLLING STONES drummer CHARLIE WATTSdies at 80USA tour continues. Kicked off September 26 (Tour dates below)
CHARLIE WATTS iconic drummer, The ROLLING STONES. The rock band's rhythmic pillar. Born June 2, 1941, Kingsbury, UK. Died August 24, 2021. London, England, UK. (Vintage photo from Hullabaloo/CIRCUS magazine, circa 1966)
(Young Stones. Vintage CiRCUS photo. Mick Jagger left, Keith Richards, center, Charlie Watts, right)
"It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts," a statement from Watts' spokesperson read. Watts recently withdrew from performing in the upcoming Rolling Stones tour because he was recovering from an undisclosed operation.
"He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family. Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also as a member of the Rolling Stones one of the greatest drummers of his generation. We kindly request that the privacy of his family, band members and close friends is respected at this difficult time."
THE ROLLING STONES rescheduled 2021 U.S. "No Filter Tour" goes forward after CHARLIE WATTS death. Kicked off September 26 (Complete tour dates below)
The Rolling Stones will go ahead with No Fi\lter Tour dates, which begin September 26, at the Dome, America Center, St Louis MO, and wind up November 20 at Austin, Texas' Circuit of the Americas.
On August 4, the classic rockers announced that Charlie Watts their beloved drummer of 58 years will sit out the forthcoming tour because of surgery. Watts named Steven Jordan to fill in for him.
To make up for canceled venues, the Classic Rockers have added Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New Orleans.
Vintage CiRCUS. The glory days of Arena Rock
All previously purchased tickets will be honored 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 ticket holders 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
JIMMY PAGE: "BECOMING LED ZEPPELIN" documentary touched the Hearts of audience, critics and "Boy did I feel it"
(Becoming Led Zeppelin new clip official - Venice Film Festival 2021. Credit: Paradise Pictures Ltd, 2021)
Becoming Led Zeppelin the official documentary focuses on how the band formed, and rose to fame. Page was the only band member present when it was initially screened on the afternoon of September 4 at the Venice Film Festival.
Page stated on social media:"I recently returned from the Venice Film Festival where the world premiere of “Becoming Led Zeppelin” was unveiled. With Bernard MacMahon (the director), Allison McGourty (producer of the film) and accompanied by @scarlettzsabet, we were about to feel the feedback of the documentary.
(Jimmy Page vintage cover edition CiRCUS June 8, 1977)
"The first run was 2pm on Saturday 4th September. The full capacity audience were already in the venue (COVID restrictions observed) before we were due to enter and welcome the audience and to say hello. There was a 10 minute standing ovation before a word was said. The audience bestowed such affection before the viewing it was quite overwhelming. As the film progressed the enthusiasm intensified and certain sequences were followed by applause. The audience were really connected and it was interesting to witness the communication and enthusiasm the event and the film were generating. After the closing credits, the audience rose to their feet and gave us another standing ovation, a thank you that I can’t convey in words, but boy did I feel it.
"That evening there was to be a midnight showing and I wanted to attend that as well. Bernard and I introduced the film to another enthusiastic audience and another standing ovation. It was so energising to feel the love, joy and anticipation from the public. The world press from the next couple of days was equally encouraging. They had had a private viewing so the questions were totally relative to the film documentary. The film had clearly touched the hearts of both audience and critics alike.
Thank you to the Venice Film Festival.Thank you to the fans.Thanks to you for your loyal support through the years."
Official release of the movie “Becoming Led Zeppelin” has not as yet been announced.
Rush: Cinema Strangiato Director's Cut, 2021 to big screen September 9 at select movie theaters worldwide
Rush: Cinema Strangiato Director's Cut brings Rush fans together in movie theaters – this time to celebrate 40 years of Moving Pictures. This global fan event takes an alternate “director’s cut” of the 2019 feature, giving audiences a special look into R40 LIVE, with a revamped setlist including new additions of bonus tracks "One Little Victory" and “Red Barchetta,” as well as "Cygnus X-1” / “The Story So Far” featuring Neil Peart's final recorded drum solo masterpiece.
Additional favorites include songs such as “Animate,” “Closer to the Heart," "Subdivisions,” and “Tom Sawyer" along with backstage moments and candid footage from the cutting room floor. The Director’s Cut also includes soundcheck performances of the fan-favorite "Jacob's Ladder," exclusive interviews with Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Taylor Hawkins, producer Nick Raskulinecz, The Trailer Park Boys, violinist Jonathan Dinklage, and more surprises.
Public ticketing begins in Canada on September 1. Ticket on-sale dates may vary in additional countries, including the US, beginning on August 17. Visit cinemastrangiato.com for ticketing and the most up-to-date information regarding participating theaters. Stay safe. Check local community guidelines.
RATT frontman STEPHAN PEARCY has been battling liver cancer
“Everything’s kind of copacetic now," Stephen syas. "I’m on a ritual and monitoring things. I don’t know why I’m still here, but, look, I’m appreciating every day and minute above ground here, because all of our peers are seemingly disappearing. And it’s such a drag. But it’s under control,” the RATT vocalist said.
He's been battling the disease for the last three years.Wishing Stephen a speedy, complete recovery.
(Above. Stephen Pearcy, RATT vocalist, vintage cover image Rock Music CIRCUS edition, December 31, 1984. Click image to read Facebook post, comments)
Other RATT Music News: Stephen Pearcy announced a new double album he's working on, and a new docuseries called "Backstage Pass."
IN MEMORIAM: Rock stars praise ZZ TOP's DUSTY HILL
Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Brian May, Paul Rodgers, more salute the ZZ Top legend
(Above. Dusty Hill (L) Billy Gibbons (R). Vintage CiRCUS magazine photo). Dusty Hill, bassist for iconic rock trio ZZ TOP passed away July 28, 2021
In 52 years playing in ZZTOP, DUSTY HILL missed one show, which was four days before his death. The band's guitar tech Elwood Francis filled in, and remains on the road with ZZ as the band's bassist.
Dusty Hill died at age 72. According to bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard, Hill passed away in his Houston, Texas, home. Hill's image next to Gibbons' is one of the most iconic in rock and roll history.
Rock World share their praise for Dusty Hill on social media:
Ozzy Osbourne Tweeted: Rest In Peace #DustyHill of @ZZTop. My thoughts go out to @BillyGibbons and Frank Beard and all the #ZZTop fans around the world
Tony Iommi Tweeted: Sorry to hear about Dusty Hill, greatly missed, a crucial part of the unique ZZ Top sound
Bad Company Paul Rodgers Tweeted, and shared backstage photo.
A sad day in rock history. I am gutted to hear about the sudden passing of my friend Dusty. He will be remembered with love. Condolences to his wife Charleen, family and friends. - Paul
The bassist's widow Charleen McCrory on August 2 shared her grief, and love for her husband on ZZ Top's Facebook page:
After 19 wonderful years of marriage that ended too soon, I’ve decided to step out into Dusty’s spotlight to thank all of his fans, colleagues and friends for the overwhelming outpouring of love for The Dust. It makes me hopeful he will not be forgotten.
He was the kindest, most gentle and caring man a woman could ever Hope to find in a lifetime. Many don’t believe in fairy tale marriages but Dusty and I truly lived one! We were inseparable.
He wasn’t supposed to leave me or all of you. That wasn’t the plan he and I had. The plan was for another round of physical therapy, with a different approach, to help his chronic bursitis. The plan was he would return to the second leg of the tour in September.
Early Wednesday morning my world and yours would lose a great musician and I would lose my greatest love. He woke me up and we talked and as he was sweetly chatting with me he suddenly stopped and he was gone in an instant. So, while I feel numb and lost and alone and in a million pieces, I know he will always be with me in my heart and soul and I will join him when the Lord calls me home to be with them. It is my hope you will always keep him in your hearts. He loved his fans and always remembered that without fans music is not heard. So, know he truly appreciated each and every one of you.
Dusty was an avid tv and movie buff…always quoting lines and so I share an embellished quote from “This Is Us” as my last love letter I send with him to his final resting place.
My Sweet Dusty, The single most extraordinary thing I have ever done in my life is fall in love with you. The single most extraordinary gift I have ever received in my life was for you to ask me to marry you. I have never been seen so completely, loved so passionately and protected so fiercely. I will be with you again. Love you to infinity and back. Your wife, Chuck
I will lay my husband to rest tomorrow. I would ask that you look to the heavens at noon and wish Dusty Godspeed.With great love, respect and appreciation to Dusty’s fans, colleagues and friends, Mrs. The Dust
Upon notification of of his death, the band immediately issued a statement on their Facebook page.
"We are saddened by the news today that our Com padre, 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."
ZZ TOP will continue rockin': Up-to-date Tour venues for August, September through end of 2021.The band 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.
“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!”
(Above. Vintage ZZ Top Circus Magazine cover image, December 10, 1976 edition).
ZZ Top began their trek July 16, 2021 in Manchester, Iowa for the long awaited North American tour. The Texas blues-rock trio's tour called A Celebration of ZZ Top, remains on the road through the end of the year. Canadian leg begins April 23, 2022. Smartphones scroll page for complete tour dates ZZ Top A Celebration-USA. and Canada 2021-2022
OZZY OSBOURNE’S No More Tears 30th Anniversary digital & vinyl, released 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 Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne’s sixth solo album–the Top 10 (#7) and quadruple platinum No More Tears 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. Pre-orders at www.towerrecords.com
Remembering EDDIE VAN HALEN (1955-2020)
Eddie Van Halen legendary guitar rocker dead at 65
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 withth 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.
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.”
IN MEMORIAM:Eddie Van Halen Anniversary of death October 6. "A year to the day/since you went away"
What other song could be more fitting? The legendary guitarist passed away last year of cancer at the age of 65
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About us:CiRCUS legendary Rock Music magazine, established 1966. Gerald Rothberg, 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 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.
Return of Rock Music Concert Tours 2021 brought on a storm of FB Likes. Vintage Circus Magazine cover image of the Texxas Jam, garnered the most Likes, more than 440, with 45 comments on our Facebook page. Check back frequently for updates.
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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