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Vintage CIRCUS Magazine: Behind the Scenes 

Vintage CIRCUS Magazine December 31 1982. Behind the Scenes of the legendary Rock Music publication.GERALD ROTHBERG, founder editor-publisher. Est 1966

CIRCUS Magazine Vintage December 31, 1982 cover was a departure for the legendary Rock Music publication, and a difficult decision for Gerald Rothberg, founder, editor-publisher. Some on the editorial staff argued against going with it, since there were no Rock Star pics accompany the typography. Rarely do major magazines do this.

Because of the colorful, and lively typography designed by the art director, Rothberg decided to give it a green light. "It was growling stomach time,"  Rothberg remembers. "Until we got results."

That issue continued CIRCUS Magazine's increasing readership, and surpassed 600,000 copies. For Rothberg, it was a huge sigh of relief.


Frank Zappa's legendary 1971 Fillmore East Run in New York City, and final Rainbow Theater gig will be commemorated with a definitive Eight-Disc Boxed Set

The live material from the Zappa vault contains every note played over four shows for two nights at Bill Graham’s legendary Rock emporium on Second Avenue NYC’s lower east side. The tapes include John Lennon, and Yoko Ono encore

As a bonus the full final show at London’s Rainbow Theatre will be added to the remastered box set. This complete digital collection is available in standard, and hi res audio. Release date set for March 18 2022.


ROCK MUSIC NEWS:  IRON MAIDEN To Tour  North America in 2022 (Complete dates below)

Iron Maiden Tour 2022 CIRCUS Magazine, legendary Rock Music publication, founded by Gerald Rothberg editor-publisher. Est 1966

IRON MAIDEN will return to North America in 2022, and also bring their Legacy of the Beast World Tour further East into Europe. The show has already been seen by almost two million people across the globe, being hailed by fans as exciting and visually spectacular performance of the band’s career to date.

Vocalist, and frontman Bruce Dickinson posted on social media "I'm really excited about the new additions to the stage production and we can't wait for everyone to see what we've got planned.

"The whole band has really enjoyed the Legacy tour and now we just can't wait get back out on the road to play live, have fun and see everyone again."

Above. Iron Maiden frontman, vocalist Bruce Dickinson. Vintage CIRCUS Magazine cover image January 31, 1985 

Rod Smallwood manager explained what fans fan expect from this new tour leg, "Next summer we will finally get to play the huge European stadium and festival tour for Legacy Of The Beast originally set for 2020.

"The new show will be even more spectacular so after our visit to Rock in Rio early September 2022 we have decided to take it back to our fans in North America and Mexico too, playing in cities or venues we did not get to last time we toured in 2019. We are also adding some of the great cities of eastern Europe we were not initially visiting!

"We'll be making a couple of additions and changes to the production and setlist to include some songs from our new album Senjutsu and are making the 2022 version of Legacy Of The Beast even more spectacular than the acclaimed original show.

" You can be sure that we will still be featuring all the 'hits' and the key elements of the original tour like the Spitfire, Icarus, Hell, flamethrowers and pyro and the rest - but we will shake it up a bit and Trooper Eddie will have serious competition in the new Senjutsu 'world' we are adding."  North American dates below.

IRON MAIDEN 2022 Concrt Tour dates:

9/7 - Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol (To Be Announced)
9/11 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center (Trivium)
9/13 - Austin, TX - Moody Center (Trivium)
9/15 - Tulsa, OK - Bok Center (Trivium)
9/17 - Denver, CO, Usa - Ball Arena (Trivium)
9/19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Usana Amphitheatre (Trivium)
9/21 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center (Trivium)
9/25 - Chula Vista, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (Trivium)
9/27 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion (Trivium)
9/29 - Seattle, WA - Climate Pledge Arena (Trivium)
9/30 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena (Trivium)
10/3 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford Premier Center (Within Temptation)
10/5 - Chicago, IL - United Center (Within Temptation)
10/7 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena (Within Temptation)
10/9 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena (Within Temptation)
10/11 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Centre (Within Temptation)
10/12 - Hamilton, ON - Firstontario Centre (Within Temptation)
10/15 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre (Within Temptation)
10/17 - Worcester, MA - Dcu Center (Within Temptation)
10/19 - Belmont Park, NY - Ubs Arena (Within Temptation)
10/21 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center (Within Temptation)
10/23 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena (Within Temptation)
10/25 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum (Within Temptation)
10/27 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena (Within Temptation)


OZZY OSBOURNE again postpones European, UK tour dates with Judas Priest. Announce reschedule for 2023

Ozzy Osbourne No More Tours 2 with Judas Priest. CIRCUS Magazine Official Website for the legendary rock music magazine founded 1966 by Gerald Rothberg, editor-publisher

Above. The Prince of Darkness in special poster promoting No More Tours2 with Judas Priest. Tour has been cancelled once more. New 2023 dates listed below.

OZZY OSBOURNE has postponed his UK, and European tour with Judas Priest for a second time. The tour will now take place in 2023.

"Due to the ongoing uncertainty with full capacity events and travel logistics in much of Europe, we have come to the difficult decision to postpone my 2022 tour to 2023," Ozzy Osbourne wrote on social media. "Original tickets remain valid for the new dates. I want to thank all of you and Judas Priest for your continued patience and support.”

The No More Tours 2 was originally announced in Spetember 2018, but had been rescheduled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Ozzy's health issues. 

In January 2020, Osbourne revealed he's been battling Parkinson's disease since 2003 and cancelled all 2020 tour dates the following February. Concerts rescheduled for January 2022, will now begin May 2023. 

Complete list of new dates, below.

Ozzy Osbourne With Judas Priest, Rescheduled 2023 Tour
May 3 - Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena
May 5 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Friends Arena
May 7 - Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalenhalle
May 10 - Madrid, Spain @ WiZink Center
May 12 - Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
May 14 - Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
May 17 - Budapest, Hungary @ Budapest Arena
May 19 - Prague, Czech Republic @ O2 Arena
May 21 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
May 24 - Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
May 26 - Mannheim, Germany @ SAP Arena
May 28 - Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 31 - Nottingham, U.K. @ Motorpoint Arena
June 2 - Newcastle, U.K. @ Utilita Arena
June 4 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Ovo Hydro
June 7 - Manchester, U.K. @ AO Arena
June 10 - Dublin, Ireland @ 3 Arena
June 12 - London, U.K. @ O2 Arena
June 14 - Birmingham, U.K. @ Resorts World Arena


KISS' PAUL STANLEY mourns passing of his Dad William Eisen, 101 years of age

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Paul Stanley and his Dad, William Eisen at 100 year Birthday celebration

PAUL STANLEY mourns the passing away of his father William Eisen. The KISS frontman posted on Twitter:

“My dad William Eisen has left this earth after 101 years & 7 months. His thirst for knowledge never waned. He could speak on virtually any subject. His pride in my accomplishments was heartwarming as was seeing his love of my family. He said he'd always be with me and he will.”


"Make no mistake, this is my Farewell tour," WHITESNAKE's DAVID COVERDALE insists

WHITESNAKE - "Don't Fade Away" remastered, remixed  Restless Heart 2021 (Official Music Video in HD)

DAVID COVERDALE 70, frontman for WHITESNAKE has announced he will retire for real from touring once the band's 2022 worldwide gigs are completed. The vocalist spoke on the Appetite for Destruction podcast while promoting the newly remastered Restless Heart.

"I planned to retire on the 2020 tour when I was 69. I thought that was the perfect age for the singer of WHITESNAKE to call it a day. But sadly, it was not to be, as we know; other events were in store. So now the t-shirt designs don't resonate as well for 70. But it's mind-blowing to me that I'm preparing my farewell tour. And it is — make no mistake, this is the farewell tour.

"I'm 70. It's a very physically challenging thing for me to do at the best of times. But it's very important for me to achieve completion and to express my appreciation and gratitude to all the people — the millions of people over the years — who've supported me for five decades, fifty years. It blows my mind — it really does." 

David Coverdale Whitesnake vintage Circus Magazine cover image. Circus magazine is the legendary rock music publication, founded 1966 by Gerald Rothberg, editor-publisher

(Above. From the Vault. Classic, vintage CIRCUS magazine cover image )

"A lot of my peers, and contemporaries are on their 20th retirement tour. I don't intend to plan that," he clarified. "I must explain, though — it's me, just David Coverdale, who's retiring from touring at that level.  But the music of WHITESNAKE will continue. That's most important that people know. I'm just stopping touring at this level — that's it."

Whitesnake released their newly remastered and remixed CD and LP deluxe editions of Restless Heart on October 29, 2021, along with unreleased demos and studio outtakes and a DVD. The DVD includes music videos and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album with new interviews from David Coverdale. The set comes with a hardbound book filled with rare and unseen photos from the era.


The ROLLING STONES release remastered Tattoo You with added tracks.  2021 tour wraped up at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  Hollywood, Florida November 23

Above. All-new 2021 remaster of the classic album, and The Rolling Stones infamous Wembley Stadium 1982 live show

Forty years after it’s original release, The ROLLING STONE's Tattoo You returns with an all-new 2021 master, alongside nine new unheard tracks, and bonus live cuts. Th

A celebration of one of the Stones most iconic albums, this Tattoo You includes monster hits "Start Me Up" and "Waiting On A Friend" alongside all-time fan favourites like "Black Limousine" and "Heaven."

Meanwhile, The ROLLING  STONES shared that the final gig on the current tour will be at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, November 23. The venue, this will closed out the 2021 No Filter Tour.

Tickets ranged from $281 to $1,006. The venue is more intimate than the football stadiums the classic rocked have played on the current tour. The venue seats 7000. 


MOTLEY CRUE's VINCE NEIL  is home recovering from broken ribs after a fall on stage at recent concert in Tennessee

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 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.)

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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"

David Lee Roth - former frontman Van Halen - announced he's retiring. Vintage photo. Gerald Rohberg Circus magazine editor publisher, founder of legendary Rock Music publication

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 WATTS dies at 80  USA tour continues

Charlie Watts The Rolling Stones drummer vintage photo Circus Magazine Gerald Rothberg, founder, editor-publisher

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)

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(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" went forward after CHARLIE WATTS death. Kicked off September 26 

The Rolling Stones went 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.

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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.


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.

Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page Vintage cover issue CiRCUS Gerald Rothberg founder, editor-publisher

(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

WATCH! Rush:Cinema Strangiato (Director's Cut) 2021 (Trailer)

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 

WATCH! interview. 

“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.

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(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

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(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 ZZ TOP, 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.

Bad Co Paul Rodgers, Dusty Hill, Billy Gibbons ZZ Top backstage. Circus magazine geraldrothberg.com

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!”  

ZZ Top vintage Circus Magazine cover December 10, 1976 edition geraldrothberg.com

(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 


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 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.

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.”


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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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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