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KISS kiss off  their Final Concert December 2 at NYC's Madison Square Garden, and with a Pay Per View Special Broadcast

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For KISS, the end of the road is days away. The famed Rockers will perform their final concert in New York City, where it all began more than 50 years ago.

The final KISS concert, which ends the band's 24-city/25-date North America The End of the Road Tour, twill occur Saturday, December. 2, at Madison Square Garden. The event will also be streamed worldwide, live on pay-per-view, exclusively on PPV.COM. It will also be available on PPV via cable and satellite operators in the US & Canada. The live show begins at 8 p.m. EST.

PPV.COM, which does not require a subscription, will offer the final concert performance for $39.99 in the U.S. and Canada ($14.99 outside North America).

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Above. From the Vault. Vintage photo of original KISS band with Gerald Rothberg, CIRCUS Magazine, founder-owner, editor-publisher Est 1966. Photo r. Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Gerald Rothberg, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss.

OZZY OSBOURNE to record new studio LP in 2024; hopes to follow up with tour, and indicates sucess of recent final spinal surgery 

Ozzy Osbourne

Madman Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne plans new studio album, and tour in 2024, after success of recent spinal surgery

Ozzy Osbourne,  Prince of Darkness announced he has plans to record a new LP in 2024. Adding that he is hoping to reunite with recording producer Andrew Watt and record a new studio in his home in the U.K.

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The former Black Sabbath vocalist in a new interview with Metal Hammer gave a good health update after undergoing 'final surgery' in September. "I'm feeling okay. I can't walk properly yet, but I'm not in any pain any more, and the surgery on my spine went great."

Ozzy had extensive spinal surgery. and treatments after a 2019 fall in his bathroom at home, which aggravated injuries suffered from a near-fatal bike crash in 2003.

In the interview Ozzy stressed: "I'm just starting to work on (the album) now, and we'll be recording in the early part of next year," he said. "I want to take my time with this one."

This past July, Ozzy canceled a live  appearance at the  Power Trip festival because of his spinal injuries. 

After 2 performances into AEROSMITH Farewell tour, band postpones shows for 30 days due to singer Steven Tyler damaged vocal cords

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(From the vault. Classic CIRCUS cover image wi th Steven Tyler, Aersosmith lead vocalist. The hard rockers 2023-24 Farewell tour with the original lineup - minus one: lead singer Steven Tyler, guitarist Joe Perry, bassist Tom Hamilton and rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford

“Be there or beware as we bring all the toys out of the attic,” vocalist Steven Tyler posted referring to the band’s classic 1975 album. Aerosmith shared on social media, "It's not goodbye it's PEACE OUT! Get ready and walk this way, you're going to get the best show of our lives." But just a few days into the tour singer Steven Tyler suffered vocal cord damage during the September 9 performance at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY, and has been ordered not to sing for at least 30 days.

Aerosmith - the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers 40-concert farewell  Nor th America tour had been scheduled from September 2023 through January 2024. The Black Crowes are the opening act for all performances.

“(We’re) kind of anxious to get back on the road,“ guitarist Joe Perry said, with the announcement of the tour. Drummer Joey Kramer was absent due to health concerns. John Douglas will sit in for Kramer. 

"While Joey Kramer remains a beloved founding member of Aerosmith," the band stated, "he has regrettably made the decision to sit out the currently scheduled touring dates to focus his full attention on his family and health. Joey's unmistakable and legendary presence behind the drum kit will be sorely missed."

Regarding the 30 day postponement, the Band now issued the following post on social media: "I'm heartbroken to say I have received strict doctor's orders not to sing for the next thirty days," Steven said in a statement. "I sustained vocal cord damage during Saturday's show that led to subsequent bleeding. We'll need to postpone a few dates so that we can come back and give you the performance you deserve."

Shows in Chicago, Detroit, Washington, Toronto, Raleigh and Cleveland have been affected by Tyler's vocal distress.

All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Refunds are available for those unable to attend. Questions regarding refunds should be directed to their point of purchase.

Rescheduled Tour Dates

Jan 29 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
Feb 14 - Chicago, IL - United Center
Feb 17 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena
Feb 21 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
Feb 26 - Raleigh. NC - PNC Arena
Feb 29 - Cleveland, OH - Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

The band's next scheduled performance is set for Tampa, FL on October 11.

Aerosmith 2023-24 original tour dates

Sept. 2 at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 6 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Sept. 9 at UBS Arena in Long Island, NY
Sept. 12 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, CA
Sept. 15 at the United Center in Chicago, IL
Sept. 18 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Sept. 21 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, OH
Sept. 24 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Sept. 27 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Oct. 11 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Oct. 14 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Oct. 17 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
Oct. 20 at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
Oct. 23 at the Moody Center in Austin, TX
Oct. 26 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Oct. 29 at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 1 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
Nov. 4 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK
Nov. 7 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Nov. 10 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, NE
Nov. 13 at the XCel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
Nov. 16 at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO
Nov. 19 at the Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Nov. 22 at the Vivint Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 25 at the Moda Center in Portland, OR
Nov. 28 at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
Dec. 1 at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Dec. 4 at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Dec. 7 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA
Dec. 10 at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Dec. 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Dec. 31 at the TD Garden in Boston, MA
Jan. 4 at the Heritage Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH
Jan. 7 at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, KY
Jan. 10 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Jan. 13 at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
Jan. 16 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
Jan. 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Jan. 23 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH
Jan. 26 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC, CA

Fleetwood Mac's CHRISTINE  McVIE - cause of death disclosed

Vintage Christine McVie photo CIRCUS legendary Rock Music magazine founded by Gerald Rothberg. March 31 1977 edition

Above. Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks from Vintage photo CIRCUS March 31 1977 edition

A new report has been released citing the singer, keyboardist's death certificate.  Fleetwood Mac vocalist Christine McVie died from an ischemic stroke, and had malignant cancer. The Mayo Clinic defines an ischemic stroke as one that “occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes."

What's more McVie was diagnosed with “metastatic malignancy of unknown primary origin,” where cancer cells were detected in her body, though it was unable to be determined from where they had originated," according to the National Cancer Institute. This cancer was listed as a secondary cause of death, and not the primary. 

This new information about McVie's cause of death has been disclosed three months after she passed away at age 79, on November 30 2022, and was revealed by a death certificate obtained by "The Blast". 

The singer’s longtime manager Martin Wyatt was named executor of her estate, which was reported as in excess of $50 million. McVie’s beneficiaries include her brother, and his children, and charitable causes the vocalist supported during her life.

McVie's family originally stated in a post that Christine died at the hospital “following a short illness,” while surrounded by her family. “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,” the family added.

Fleetwood Mac also expressed their sorrow and grief  in a social media statement. “There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. 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.”

The famed rock band added, “We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.”

Christine McVie left the band in 1998, and wrote many of the  most recognizable hits, including “Don’t Stop,” “Everywhere,” “Songbird” and “The Chain.”

Fleetwood Mac was Stevie Nicks vocalist, songwriter, Mick Fleetwood drums, Lindsey Buckingham guitar, Christine's former husband John Graham Mcvie bass guitar, Christine McVie vocalist, songwriter, keyboards.

Christine was married to McVie from 1968 to 1976. The "Songbird" later married (1986-2003) Eddy Quintela Portuguese songwriter, and keyboardist. 

Stevie Nicks extends live performances into 2024 with 7 additional shows across the U.S.

Produced by Live Nation, Live In Concert takes Stevie Nicks to Atlantic City, NJ; New Orleans, LA; Omaha, NE and more throughout February, and March 2024.

TICKETS: General on sale for the 2024 performances begins on Friday, September 29 at 10 AM Local on Below. New performance dates, and remaining 2023 dates:

Sat Feb 10 - Atlantic City, NJ - Mark G Etess Arena+
Wed Feb 14 - Belmont Park, NY - UBS Arena+
Wed Feb 21 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena+
Sat Feb 24 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live ^+
Wed Feb 28 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center+
Sun Mar 03 - Omaha, NE - CHI Health Center+
Wed Mar 06 - North Little Rock, AR - Simmons Bank Arena+
Sat Mar 09 - Arlington, TX - AT&T Stadium*

Wed Sep 27 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
Sun Oct 01 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Wed Oct 04 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center
Sat Oct 07 - Baltimore, MD - M&T Bank Stadium*
Sat Oct 28 - Memphis, TN - FedExForum
Wed Nov 01 - Savannah, GA - Enmarket Arena
Sat Nov 04 - Allentown, PA - PPL Center ^
Tue Nov 07 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
Fri Nov 10 - Minneapolis, MN - U.S. Bank Stadium*
Wed Nov 29 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
Sat Dec 02 - Inglewood, CA - The Kia Forum
Tue Dec 05 - Palm Desert, CA - Acrisure Arena
Fri Dec 08 - Phoenix, AZ - Chase Field*
Tue Dec 12 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
Fri Dec 15 - San Francisco, CA - Chase Center

+ On Sale September 29th
^ Not a Live Nation Date
* With Billy Joel

KISS confirm "Shout It Out Loud,"  Biopic will be about the early years in NYC. Release set through Netflix for 2024

In a March interview, KISS manager Doc McGhee revealed Netflix will release  "Shout It Out Loud" the band's Biopic in 2024. The film will center on the band’s early years, the first four formative years in New York City.

“I think it’s a very interesting look at the formation of KISS, the mindset of how that came about, the social pressure that everybody was in in the ’60s and ’70s that brought something like KISS to the forefront, that it could actually happen. So it’s a very interesting, and I think it’s a well-written movie,” McGhee said

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From the Vault, above. Legendary Rock Music CIRCUS Magazine covers with original band members.

Paul Stanley KISS frontman revealed in an interview last summer,“I will tell you this: for casting to be accurate in terms of age, we are looking at actors in their early 20s. Honestly, I don’t know a whole lot of actors in their early 20s. ... 

You’re talking about another generation of actors. And I’m the first to say I’m not up on a lot of them. But as the casting process goes on, I’ll certainly be there and watching. It’ll be interesting to see how someone else — be it the casting people or the director — how they view who I am and who they see doing that. I think I’ll learn a lot about their perception of me by who they cast.”

KISS in April begin the final leg of shows in South America.

The band has added four new dates to The End of The Road Tour to kick off October, which will include performances in Detroit MI, Nashville TN, St. Louis MO., and Fort Worth TX.

ABOUT ME: CIRCUS Legendary Rock Music magazine, established 1966.  Gerald Rothberg  0wner-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 magazine was founded by Gerald Rothberg in 1966.  He has been its editor-publisher, and owner 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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