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Rock Music Breaking News ... Iron Maiden announce new dates for kick off summer trek: Tour begins in Finland Hyvinkää Rockfest Saturday June 4 2022, concludes at Portugal Lisbon Estadio Nacional Sunday July 31 2022 ... Rock & Roll Hall of Fame sets induction ceremony for 2021 winners October 30 in Cleveland, OH ... KISS, Iron Maiden to headline 2022 Download Festival, UK. Festival 2021 canceled because of CoronaVirus ...Journey classic single "Don't Stop Believing", biggest selling digital song of the 20th century, has passed a new landmark, joining Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody, with more than 1 billion streams on Spotify ... Foo Fighters top all three Billboard rock music charts with 'Medicine Man' album ... Keith Richards hints that new music from The Rolling Stones is “on the horizon”. Info was retweeted on Stones' official Twitter account. Is new tour on the horizon too? ... Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, and New York Dolls among nominees for Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2021.Top vote-getters to be announced in May ... AC/DC streaming brand new single "Shot In The Dark", from new studio album "Power Up". Read story, and listen to audio below in Rock News Section ... Watch clip, Ozzy Osbourne Biography on A&E. “When I first met (Randy) I was fucking out of my face and he came in about this big and this thin in high-heeled shoes, and then he started to play and I just went (speechless)… and that was it." Clip, and story below ... More news updates daily

BREAKING NOW Watch! Mick Jagger with Dave Grohl "Eazy Sleazy" — in surprise release Lyric video. 

The Rolling Stones vocalist Mick Jagger released a surprise collaborative song with Foo Fighter's Dave Grohl called "Eazy Sleazy," with music video.(See above)

"It's a song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown,” Jagger said, “with some much needed optimism. Thanks to Dave Grohl for jumping on drums, bass and guitar, it was a lot of fun working with him. - hope you all enjoy Eazy Sleazy".

Foo's Grohl added, "It's hard to put into words what recording this song with Sir Mick means to me. It's beyond a dream come true. Just when I thought life couldn't get any crazier......and it's the song of the summer, without a doubt!!"


Listen!  Black Sabbath stream 1980 classic Heaven and Hell album debuting Ronnie James Dio (Full Audio)

Official audio for the full album Black Sabbath - 'Heaven & Hell' (1980). Heaven and Hell Deluxe Edition features newly remastered audio along with rare and unreleased music, and concludes with live rarities from Black Sabbath: "Live At Hammersmith Odeon." 

Original 8-track set introduced singer Ronnie James Dio, two months after the band fired Ozzy Osbourne in the spring of 1979.

The 2021 Remaster of classic album was released March 5 through Rhino Records

Track Listing: 1. Neon Knights 00:00? 2. Children of the Sea 03:53? 3. Lady Evil 09:28? 4. Heaven and Hell 13:54? 5. Wishing Well 20:54? 6. Die Young 24:59? 7. Walk Away 29:45? 8. Lonely Is the Word 34:10

Ronnie James Dio Autobiography

Ronnie James Dio's long awaited autobiography, "Rainbow in the Dark," is scheduled to be published, July 11. Ronnie began working on his own story before his untimely death. The book chronicles the vocalist's life, and career in Black Sabbath, Rainbow, with Ritchie Blackmore, and Dio's namesake band. The book was ultimately completed by Mick Wall, Kerrang writer. "Rainbow in the Dark" will be published by Permuted Press.


 

Alice Cooper's new studio album, Detroit Stories released Febru1ary 26. Previews of every song below

Alice Cooper Circus Magazine Cover Image June 1971

Above. Alice Cooper, (born Vincent Damon Furnier)  and original band. Vintage Circus Magazine edition June 1971


Back to the roots. “Detroit was Heavy Rock central then,” Alice said about the city that launched the original Alice Cooper Band. While in 1970, producer Bob Ezrin worked the band10 hours a day to bring about their hard rock sound. 

Listen! Alice Cooper - Detroit Stories - Official Pre-Listening audio released through earMUSIC

Fifty years ago in Detroit, "MC5, Brownsville Station and Fleetwood Mac," Alice went on "or Savoy Brown or the Small Faces. You couldn’t be a soft-rock band or you’d get your ass kicked.” 

Detroit Stories will be available on CD, CD+DVD digipak, CD box set (including CD, Blu-ray, t-shirt, face mask, torch light and 3 stickers), and 2LP gatefold


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 with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with 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.”


AC/DC New album #PowerUP released Forty Years after Back in Black, one of the best-selling LPs of all time

AC/DC shared a photo on social media networks of the current lineup of the band, which includes lead guitarist Angus Young, vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd, bass player Cliff Williams, and rhythm guitarist Steve Young.

Listen! AC/DC "#PWRUP "Shot in the Dark" 

This event is three years after the death of Malcolm Young, co-founder of the band with his brother Angus in 1973, and 40 years after the release of Back in Black, one of the best-selling albums of all time, 

Malcolm was rhythm guitarist until 2014, when his health collapsed because of dementia, that began appearing while the group was making its 2008 album Black Ice.

AC/DC's original singer Bon Scott, died of acute alcohol poisoning in 1980. One year later, the group hit No. 1 in the U.S. with 1981 album For Those About to Rock We Salute You. 

The new album Power Up features 12 tracks. Standard CD and vinyl editions, plus a 4 x cassette bundle, limited edition silver vinyl, and a deluxe box set with built-in speaker, and 20-page booklet, are available.


Watch! AC/DC's "Realize"video, latest release from Power Up album


New Year’s Eve was 296 days since KISS stage went dark. But KISS lit up the sky & performed Live in Dubai

Watch! KISS: Gene Simmons, vocals, bass, Paul Stanley, vocals, rhythm guitar, Eric Singer, drums, and Tommy Thayer, guitar kick out 2020 in Livestream from Dubai
 
KISS in larger-than-life style on New Year’s Eve 2020, reignitied the fire, and roared back to life. In true KISS fashion, they performed the biggest, and baddest concert event, and pyrotechnics show of the year, proving once again, that KISS never does anything small.
Their 22 song set was identical to The End of Road Show performed prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, though the stage, and pyrotechnics were massively bigger.

The stage production, and free pre-show beamed into living rooms at 9 pm LIVE from Atlantis Dubai on New Year's eve.
Filmed with more than 50 cameras and 360-degree views, this show produced by Landmarks Live was seen globally with ticketing technology, and livestream powered by TIXR. The pay per view audience spent New Year’s Eve with The Demon, The Starchild, The Spaceman, and The Catman, and rocked out of 2020, and rolled into 2021…all night!


More Kiss News!   KISS confirm 2021 "End Of the Road Tour" dates with David Lee Roth, originally postponed because of Coronavirus 

KISS Original Lineup vintage Circus Magazine photo

KISS original band members. From l. to r, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss. (Vintage photo from Circus Magazine Archives.)

KISS has confirmed rescheduled dates for the U.S. "End Of The Road" tour, which were originally postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Supporting the KISS shows, former Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth, will kick off with on August 18, 2021 in Mansfield, Massachusetts, and will conclude on October 6, 2021 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Diamond Dave will not open the August 21, Atlantic City NJ "End of the Road Tour" date because of a scheduling conflict.

Current lineup of KISS is original members Paul Stanley guitar, vocals, and Gene Simmons bass, vocals, guitarist Tommy Thayer, and drummer Eric Singer.
U.S. 2021 KISS "End of the Road Tour" dates:
Aug. 18 - Great Woods - Mansfield, MA
Aug. 19 - Waterfront - Bangor, ME
Aug. 21 - Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ *
Aug. 22 - Meadows - Hartford, CT
Aug. 26 - KeyBank - Pittsburgh, PA
Aug. 28 - Walnut Creek - Raleigh, NC
Aug. 29 - Lakewood - Atlanta, GA
Sep. 01 - Nutter Center - Dayton, OH
Sep. 02 - Pine Knob - Clarkston, MI
Sep. 04 - The World - Tinley Park, IL
Sep. 05 - Marcus - Milwaukee, WI
Sep. 17 - Sunlight - Ridgefield, WA
Sep. 18 - The Gorge - George, WA
Sep. 21 - ExtraMile Arena (formerly Taco Bell Arena) - Boise, ID
Sep. 22 - USANA - Salt Lake City, UT
Sep. 25 - North Island - Chula Vista, CA
Sep. 26 - Desert Sky - Phoenix, AZ
Sep. 29 - 360 - Austin, TX
Oct. 01 - Dickies - Ft Worth, TX
Oct. 02 - BOK - Tulsa, OK
Oct. 05 - Mississippi Coast - Biloxi, MS
Oct. 06 - Cajundome - Lafayette, LA

KISS, Deftones, Korn, System of a Down will headline Massive UK Download Festival June 4 - 8, 2021 with more than 70 other acts
Kiss Download Festival 2021

Download Festival at Donnington Park UK's largest rock and metal music festival will return in 2021 with KISS, Biffy Clyro, System of a Down, Korn headlining. Download Festival has been the outdoor festival for fans of alternative rock, pop-punk and metal music since it was formed in 2003. 


Metallica & San Francisco Symphony S&M2 grab a top spot for biggest selling new album. Billboard's latest numbers, post album debut at number four in September 12 edition.  Watch! For Whom the Bell Tolls Live 

S&M2 the orchestral live album, was recorded over two nights at The Chase Center last fall with the San Francisco Symphony.


 Ozzy Osbourne biography premiered on A&E Monday, September 7.  Ozzy calls late guitarist Randy Rhoads "A gift from God." 

“Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne.”  Ozzy Osbourne, and Randy Rhoads | A&E.  In this clip Ozzy heaps praise on the late-great guitarist Randy Rhoads

“When I first met (Randy) I was fucking out of my face and he came in about this big and this thin in high-heeled shoes, and then he started to play and I just went (speechless)… and that was it.

His Ozzness continues: “I knew instinctively that he was just something extra-special. It was like a gift from God. … One thing he gave to me was hope. He gave me a reason for carrying on. He had patience with me … and he was very good to work with. He’d pull the best out of you. We had a lot of fun.”

Ozzy Osbourne documentary "Biography: "The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne" premiered Labor Day Monday September 7 on A&E. 

The Prince of Darkeness says, talking about himself,  "I think there's a wild man in everybody. I'm a split personality. Ozzy Osbourne and John Osbourne is two different people,

"As a kid, I was afraid of everything. And so you just crawl into your hole, you know. You're an easy prey for the bullying. So when you do find a bit of booze or dope or whatever, you go (bleep) I found it. I could never get there again. Alcohol and dope and being a class clown sort of sums it all up you know."

"Nine Lives" traces Ozzy’s life from his childhood in poverty, time in prison, to fronting legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Black Sabbath, successful Grammy Award-winning solo career, to one of rock’s elder statesman, and loveable 21st century television dad.

The two-hour documentary explores how Ozzy has continually reinvented himself, and his career to propel himself toward greater success. Ozzy at 70, includes never-before-seen interviews about his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis. 


Watch! Ozzy Osbourne's  "Crazy Train" Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads performing "Crazy Train" live from the Tribute album. The above video is from the Memoirs of a Madman 4.5 hour double dvd set. "Crazy Train"was certified quadruple platinum on September 1, 2020 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for amassing four million certified units. 


Gerald Rothberg Circus Magazine founder

About me: Circus Magazine, the legendary rock music publication was founded by Gerald Rothberg in 1966.  He has been its editor, and publisher since its founding.

(All pages, including all logos of Circus Magazine, Circus Raves, Hullabaloo Magazine, on all pages of  https:// www.geraldrothberg.com are Copyright (c)2021 by Gerald Rothberg. All rights reserved.)


KISS, Gerald Rothberg About Me Circus Magazine

About me: That's me in the middle, Gerald Rothberg, founder, editor-publisher of Circus with KISS. Photo taken at NYC headquarters circa 1974.  Circus Magazine, the legendary rock music publication was founded by Gerald Rothberg in 1966. He has been its editor, and publisher since its founding. g eraldrothberg.com is the Authorized Official Website for Circus Magazine



Read History of Circus Magazine by Steven Ward

Read "A Love Letter To Circus, The Magazine That Made Me Dirty" by A.J. Daulerio on Deadspin 

 Learn About Circus on Wikipedia


Read "Wax Rhapsodic" on Circus Magazine, by Richard Klin


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