Updated March 26 2023

      BREAKING! Rock Music, Metal News:    Pink Floyd has launched a new video series to coincide with the 50th anniversary of their 1973 album classic, "The Dark Side Of The Moon'... Wolfgang Van Halen has joined with BMG Records for the release of Mammoth WVH's forthcoming sophomore studio album, the follow-up to his solo band's 2021 self-titled album ... Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde revealed on social media she does not want to be associated with her position in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame ... Queen legend Brian May was knighted by King Charles III at Buckingham Palace, March 14 2023 ... KISS reveal their last ever concerts will take place in New York in December 2023, and before Christmas ... Metallica frontman James Hetfield will star in a “dark western” movie called "The Thicket" ... Motley Crue/Def Leppard North American stadium series named 2022 Rock Tour of the Year at 34th Annual Pollstar Awards ... Ozzy Osbourne celebrates Grammy Awards for "Best Rock Album" (his first-ever win in the category) and "Best Metal Performance" from his latest album "Patient Number 9" ... Alice Cooper announces three-week spring US tour. Kicks off April 29 Youngstown OH, and wraps May 18, Biloxi MS ... The Prince of Darkness reveals "I just can't fucking walk much, relating to his 2023 Tour ... 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
Above. Vintage CIRCUS publicity photo. Rothberg with KISS Paul Stanley left, Gene Simmons right 



WATCH! Music Video "Unchained." Van Halen performs in the music video "Unchained" from the album Fair Warning recorded for Warner Brothers Music 1981

Last Week's BEST CLASSIC Rock Song -KISS "Deuce"

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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ROCK & METAL SPINS Editors Choose This Week's Must


Editors Choice: Metal Church "Pick A God and Prey" Official Lyric. The Video is from their new studio album Congregation of Annihilation (2023).  The band has released twelve studio albums, and is credited with  a formative influence on Thrash Metal. Their new Album is with Rat Pak Records - Record Label.

ROCK MUSIC & Metal  NEWS     KISS manager Doc McGhee reveals that ‘Shout It Out Loud’  band's Biopic will be about the hard rockers  early years. Release set through Netflix 2024

Breakung News. Story in progress. Check back soon.)

Metallica buy vinyl factory to cope with demand for release of new album 72 Seasons

WATCH: Metallica's official music video for “If Darkness Had a Son,” from their forthcoming album 72 Seasons is set for release on April 14 2023

To meet demands for purchasers of their album catalogue, and new releases, rock music, heavy metal band Metallica have purchased a majority interest in Furnace Record Pressing.

Eric Astor who founded the vinyl pressing plant in 1996 said, “Knowing our long-term future is secured while also being better able to take advantage of growth opportunities is really exciting for every member of the Furnace staff.”

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich said: “We couldn’t be more happy to take our partnership with Furnace — and Eric, Ali and Mark specifically — to the next level. Their indie spirit, the passion they have for their craft… culturally we’re kindred souls. "

Metallica:  Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, and Kirk Hammett

James Hetfield added, “Furnace has been great to Metallica and more importantly to our fans. This deepened relationship between Metallica and Furnace ensures that fans of vinyl everywhere, particularly our Fifth Members, will have continued access to high quality records in the future.”

Metallica’s new album 72 Seasons, featuring the singles "If Darkness Had a Son," "Screaming Suicide," and "Lux Æterna" is set for release Friday April 14 2023.The heavy metal legends will follow this release with world tour dates. 

Stevie Nicks  known for her work with Fleetwood Mac pays emotional tribute to band-mate Christine McVie with  perfomance of "Landslide"

WATCH: In her first concert since band-mate Christine McVie's death Stevie Nicks performs "Landslide," which she wrote for Fleetwood Mac. The song was featured on the British-American rock band's self-titled Fleetwood Mac, released by Warner Records in 1975. The concert was held in Los Angeles on March 10 2023.

Vintage CIRCUS Magazine Christine McVie Cover Image posted on FACEBOOK. To READ COMMENTS Click McVie Cover Image, above

Christine McVie died after a brief illness at the age of 79 years on the morning of November 30 2022. McVie was the long-time co-lead vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac.

Beatles & Stones Unite: Paul McCartney confirmed to appear on The Rolling Stones upcoming new album

Mick and Keith CIRCUS Cover Image CIRCUS Magazine Official Website. Gerald Rothberg owner-founder editor-publisher. Est. 1966  The Beatles CIRCUS Cover Image CIRCUS Magazine Official Website. Gerald Rothberg owner-founder editor-publisher. Est 1966   

From the Vault - Classic Rock CIRCUS cover art: The Rolling Stones Keef, (Keith Richards), and Mick Jagger, June 1 1976 edition. The Beatles, first issue of our weekly series, October 3 1978 

Beatles Paul McCartney will appear on The Rolling Stones first album of original material in 18 years. Variety, the show business newspaper reported both surviving members of The Fab Four, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, will appear on The Rolling Stones’ eagerly awaited new studio record.

The Stones new album will be produced by 2021 Grammy Award winner Andrew Watt.

The Rolling Stones new album is their first collection of new material in 20 years. The LP will also include several songs with Charlie Watts, the Stones' drummer, recorded prior to his untimely death in 2021, and will feature the band's touring drummer Steve Jordan.

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.

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 2023, 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)

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.

(All pages, including all logos of Circus Magazine, Circus Raves, Hullabaloo Magazine, on all pages of are Copyright ©2023 by Gerald Rothberg. All rights reserved.)