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Updated February 7 2023
   BREAKING: Ozzy Osbourne won Grammy Awards for "Best Rock Album" (his first-ever win in the category) and "Best Metal Performance" from his latest album "Patient Number 9" ... Mick Fleetwood enlisted Sheryl Crow, and Bonnie Raitt to honor Songbird Christine McVie at 2023 Grammys ... Alice Cooper announces three-week spring US tour. Kicks off April 29 Youngstown OH, and wraps May 18, Biloxi MS ... Pink Floyd will release The Dark Side Of The Moon 50th anniversary box set, on March 24 ... Ozzy Osbourne celebrates new first with his first-ever back-to-back No. 1 rock radio singles from new album, Patient Number 9 ... In an other development, the Prince of Darkness reveals "I just can't fucking walk much, relating to his 2023 Tour ... The Rolling Stones announce live album featuring Lady Gaga, and Bruce Springsteen for release February 2023 ... Red Hot Chili Peppers announce 2023 tour of North America and Europe. Kicking off in Vancouver next March ... Aerosmith's Steven Tyler undisclosed Illness forces Cancelation of Las Vegas residency December dates ... 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. ... More News added several times per day. Check back ...

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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

READERS CHOICE: This Week's BEST CLASSIC ROCK Song - KISS "Deuce"

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Above. WATCH! Music Video"Deuce" by KISS performing Live on David Letterman TV The Late Show CBS Network 2012

"Music video by Kiss performing "Deuce" (C) 2012 Universal Music Group

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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 McVIE Special Report!

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! 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.


ROCK MUSIC NEWS  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.

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)

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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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