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ROCK MUSIC BREAKING NEWS UPDATES! Robert Plant creates new mix of two Led Zeppelin songs for UK football team Wolverhampton Wanderers to walk out to, at home matches ... KISS sells brand name, and music catalogue for a reported $300 million ... Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" has been recognized as Biggest Song Of All Time, according to Forbes. The legendary rock music song has been officially certified 18 X Platinum (See full story below) ... Mongolian metal band The Hu will open for Iron Maiden on all North American shows. Tour kicks off October 4 in San Diego CA ... Deep Purple legendary classic "Smoke On The Water" now with official music video ... Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford: “If one person deserves a knighthood, it’s Ozzy Osbourne, just for the joy he’s given people over the years,” in interview with Classic Rock ... Check back as more Breaking News Updates are released thoughout the day...

CIRCUS Magazine Vintage Publicity Photo. Gerald Rothberg, founder, editor-publisher with Kiss Paull Stanley, Gene Simmons
Photo: GERALD ROTHBERG owner-founder, publisher-editor of CIRCUS Magazine, the legendary Rock Music publication. Est 1966  L. to r. KISS Paul Stanley, Rothberg, KISS Gene Simmons 

ROCK MUSIC NEWS: AC/DC Kick off 2024 Power Tour May 17 in Europe, and UK.  Reveal plans for 10 dates in USA 

AC/DC - The Jack Live from Countdown, 1979 Official Video

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Aerosmith Peace Out 2024 tour resumes September 20. Kicks of  in Pittsburgh PA. The Black Crowes will open 

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Rock legends, and four time Grammy Award winners Aerosmith have announced their return to the road with Peace Out tour featuring special guests The Black Crowes as the opening act

Every night will celebrate the five decades of Aerosmith’s groundbreaking hits as they celebrate 50 years as America’s greatest rock band. THX will bring their THX Certified Live! high-fidelity experience on the road, calibrating each arena with leading-edge technology, so fans don’t miss a beat of Aerosmith’s classic rock tunes in quality audio.

Aerosmith Peace Out! 2024 Tour Dates:

Fri Sep 20 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena (NEW SHOW)*
Mon Sep 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center (NEW SHOW)
Thu Sep 26 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Sun Sep 29 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Wed Oct 02 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Sat Oct 05 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
Tue Oct 08 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Fri Oct 11 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Mon Oct 14 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Thu Oct 17 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Arena
Sun Oct 20 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Thu Oct 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
Sun Nov 03 – San Antonio, TX - AT&T Arena
Wed Nov 06 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Sat Nov 09 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Tue Nov 12 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Fri Nov 15 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
Mon Nov 18 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Thu Nov 21 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Sun Nov 24 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Wed Nov 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
Sat Nov 30 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Wed Dec 04 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Sat Dec 07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum
Sat Dec 28 – Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
Tue Dec 31 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Sat Jan 04 – Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
Tue Jan 07 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Fri Jan 10 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Mon Jan 13 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Thu Jan 16 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Sun Jan 19 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Wed Jan 22 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Sat Jan 25 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
Tues Feb 11 – Orlando, FL – Kia Center (NEW SHOW)
Fri Feb 14 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Mon Feb 17 – Sunrise, FL – Amerant Bank Arena
Thu Feb 20 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Sun Feb 23 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Wed Feb 26 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center


Journey's "Believin' " dubbed Biggest Song of All Time

ourney Steve Perry, Neal Schon Circus Magazine Official Website Gerald Rothbergo owner founder of legendary Rock Music magazine. Est.1966

From the Vault: Journey's Steve Perry, and Neal Schon. Vintage CIRCUS Magazine edition June 24 1980 

Journey's rock anthem "Don't Stop Believin'" has been officially dubbed the "Biggest Song Of All Time" by Forbes. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) the mega hit rock song was certified as an 18 times platinum single. The anthem song has been streamed over one billion times.

Journey's chart busting triumph was between 1978 and 1987 with Steve Perry as their lead singer. In July 1981 Escape became their most successful album, rising to number one on Billboards's Top 200 chart. The vinyl was filled  with hit singles, in addition to the iconic "Don't Stop Believin":"Who's Crying Now", "Still They Ride", "Open Arms" were among the hit singles 

Journey was inducted in the Rock Hall of fame in 2017.

Above. Journey - "Don't Stop Believin' " Official Video - Live - performed in Houston.Texas 1981: Escape Tour  (HD Remaster 2022)

Steve Perry was so emotionally stunned  by "Don't Stop Believin'' acclaim, he issued a social media statement

Journey cover image CIRCUS Magazine Official Website the legerndary rock music magazine Gerald Rothberg ownfer - founder. Est 1966

(Photo above. Vintage CIRCUS Magazine cover image -Journey July 22 1980)

Former Journey vocalist Steve Perry shared this message on his social media pages: “I was so emotionally stunned. To be part of such a moment as this made me reflect on my parents. By that I mean, though I lost them both years ago, I was so happy for them because they are truly the reason this is happening.

My dad was a singer and both of them were very musical. So on behalf of my Mom and Dad, I thank every one of you for so many years of support."


Klaus Meine Scorpions vocalist  reveals he's recovering from "Complex Spinal Surgery". Mexican dates canceled

ScorpionsScorpions frontman Klaus Meine has revealed he is recovering from a "complex spinal surgery." The band's previously announced March 16 performance at the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City has been canceled.

The 75-year-old Klaus Meine wrote on social media to report the surgery to Scorpions fans:

"Dear Mexican Fans, knowing that some of our most amazing diehard fans live in Mexico, it is with a heavy heart that I have to let you know, SCORPIONS will not be performing at the Vive Latino Festival on the 16th March 2024 in Mexico City. The reason we have had to cancel is because I recently underwent a complex spine surgery, and my doctors expected me to be better and back on my feet in time for the show.

I am making good progress with my rehab, but unfortunately, I have not recovered as expected and after talking with my medical team, I am advised that a 12-hour flight time and performing at 2000 meters altitude is a tough one for anybody and I am not well enough to travel and to give you the show you all deserve.

"I hope we can come back to Mexico soon, to Rock you Like a Hurricane!!!!!

"I am so sorry for causing this inconvenience to all our loyal Mexican fans and to the excellent promoters, and hope, for your understanding. 

"Love….Klaus".

Scorpions will return to the Las Vegas Strip April 11 with a new headlining residency show in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their iconic album Love At First Sting, The hard rock band will perform all songs on the album, and all of their biggest hits. Their residency is promoted by Live Nation, and Caesars Entertainment, "Scorpions - Love At First Sting Las Vegas" is at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.


This week's Trending Classic Rock Song
(New trending rock. and metal songs every Monday)

1. Van Halen - Jump Official Music Video. The Van Halen gang "jumps" to number 1 in this week's survey.


2. AC/DC - Highway to Hell Official Video 

The hard rock favorites AC/DC Announces 2024 Power Up concert tour dates.Performances kick off May 17 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and end August 17 in Dublin, Ireland.


Upcoming Alex Van Halen memoir, due out October 22 is a love letter to his brother Eddie Van Halen

A forthcoming Alex Van Halen memoir, due October 22 from  HarperCollins book publishers is a 384 page love letter to his late brother Eddie. Brother, the memoir's title is a story about the Van Halens from their birthplace in the Netherlands to Pasadena, California. and their young lives, Brother will include true stories about their rock, and roll lives together. 

 "... we shared the back of a tour bus, alcoholism, the experience of becoming famous… and of spending more hours in the studio than I’ve spent doing anything is in this life.”

The harcover book aims is to set the record straight of the band’s life and times, and on Eddie’s life and death. Eddie Van Halen passed away in 2022.

“To me, Lou [Reed] stood out. The real deal! Something important to American music and to ALL MUSIC! I miss him and his dog.”  -__ Keith Richards 

In honor of Lou Reed’s birthday, Keith Richards has recorded a cover of “I’m Waiting for the Man.” (Lou Allan Reed, March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013.) The digital single & music video are out now and featured on the upcoming album The Power of the Heart: A Tribute to Lou Reed, which includes newly recorded covers from Keith Richards, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Rufus Wainwright, Lucinda Williams, Maxim Ludwig & Angel Olsen, Rickie Lee Jones, Mary Gauthier, Bobby Rush, Automatic, The Afghan Whigs, and Rosanne Cash.

This special collection will be released by Light in the Attic Records and available on Vinyl & CD at fine independent record shops worldwide on Record Store Day (April 20th).

It goes without saying that the legendary Lou Reed was a true rock ’n’ roll pioneer. From The Velvet Underground’s debut in 1967 all the way through the end of his days, Reed sang truth from his heart. He lived life to the limit—and then some. "The Power of the Heart" is a tribute to Reed’s freedom of expression with covers spanning his groundbreaking years with the Velvets into his majestic solo career. Each track is a glorious extension of the Rock ’n’ Roll Animal’s soul, ever adventurous and avant-garde. (Information from keith website - keithrichards.com)


"It's just Rock Music," Ozzy Osbourne insists. Prince of Darkness doesn't like being labeled metal artist

Ozzy Osbourne Circus Magazine Vintage Cover Image. Circus is the legendary rock magazine. Gerald Rothberg is owner-founder editor-publisher. Established 1966

(From the Vault. CIRCUS Magazine Ozzy Osbourne vintage cover issue, August 1986) 

“I’ve never felt comfortable about that title that they put on me – ‘metal’,” Ozzy said. “Because Ozzy Osbourne plays heavy, but the bands that are (considered metal) are really heavy, and we’re all put in the same category," he recently told Spin Magazine

“When you get pigeonholed with a certain (genre), it can be very difficult to do something a bit lighter or an acoustic track or whatever you want to do. Back in the day, it was always just rock music. It’s still just rock music.”


KISS confirm "Shout It Out Loud." Biopic of their early years in NYC. Release through Netflix for 2024

KISS Original Band CIRCUS Cover 1975 Gerald Rothberg founder owner editor publisher    KISS Original Band CIRCUS Cover 1975 Gerald Rothberg founder owner editor publisher

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.”


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.


Vintage MTV documentary video on CIRCUS Magazine the legendary Rock Music magazine -  owner-founder Gerald Rothberg. Est 1966

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