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Kiss Goodbye 2020

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

(Photo above, KISS left to right: 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. 

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

To celebrate the new album's release, CIRCUS magazine presents must see, hear, videos, audio. Full story below

 Listen to "Realize" first track on new PowerUP  album

AC/DC - Highway to Hell (Live at Donington, 8/17/91) Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, writers 

AC/DC - Back In Black (Live at Donington, 8/17/91) Original album released 40 years ago. One of best-selling LPs 

Watch!AC/DC - Thunderstruck (Official Video) Writers: Angus Young, and Malcolm Young

AC/DC  premieres "Shot in the Dark." a perfomance based single from new album 

AC/DC's current lineup of the band includes lead guitarist Angus Young, vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd, bass player Cliff Williams, and rhythm guitarist Steve Young.

Watch! AC/DC "#PWRUP "Shot in the Dark" new single from new album

AC/DC premiered the music video for their new single, "Shot In The Dark", Monday October 26, which features an "exclusive" conversation with the hard rockers, and the director of the video, David Mallet. The  clip. a performance video has the band playing on a black stage with a neon red AC/DC sign serving as the backdrop.

This event is happening now, 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. 

Eddie Van Halen legendary guitar rocker dead at 65

Remembering Eddie Van Halen  (1955-2020)

His death of throat cancer October 6, 2020 shocked the music world. We take a look back at four of Eddie Van Halen's sure-fire songs that will blast your sound system to far, far distant galaxies. So sit back, Watch, and Listen to Van Halen, and Eddie's blistering attacks on his guitar strings

Runnin' With the Devil (1978) Foreboding entrance to the late 70s.Van Halen takes on rock music world

Panama (1984) David Lee Roth  optimal, great rock vocals, and Eddie's burning fingers blaze with fiery force

Eruption (1978) Eddie the baddest axeman.who explodes hard rock for decades to come

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.”

The Rolling Stones top UK album charts in each of the last six decades. Mick, Keith, Charlie Watts, and co have become the first band in the history of the UK album charts to hit number in each of the past six decades with the reissue of their much acclaimed 1973 Goats Head Soup album. 

Above. Clip of The Rolling Stones | Scarlet (Goats Head Soup 2020) | Lyric video, with never before heard tracks from legendary guitarist Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. 

The classic album has been restored with a new stereo album mix, sourced from the original session files.


Watch! Guns N' Roses "November Rain." President Trump rocks on  ...  calls Guns N' Roses "November Rain" the "greatest music video."  In her newly released book Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders former Trump Administration  press secretary reveals that Trump called "November Rain," the "greatest music video of all time."

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. 

Watch! Masked Jon Bon Jovi wander empty Covid-19  NYC streets, with a salute to workers in new video "Do What You Can"

Shooting a video on nearly empty streets of Manhattan amid a global crisis really told the story of ‘Do What You Can’ from the place where I lived it,” Jon Bon Jovi said in a statement from Rolling Stone magazine.

“And I know those empty streets look similar to so many parts of America battling this pandemic. But the story of everyday heroes showing amazing courage was inspiring to see and the video, much like the song, has a great deal of hope in it too.”

Rock bands are posting live concerts streams while not touring, because of the CoronaVirus pandemic. We will show these live performances here, and update daily. So check back frequently

Watch! Whitesnake reunite 1990 line-up  for Live At Donington, UK -  Full Concert stream

Celebrate with Whitesnake as they hit the stage at the1990 Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington, UK. 30th Anniversary full Live rock concert stream.

Def Leppard release limited edition vinyl of their  2019 performance at the Rock, and Roll Hall of Fame for "Record Store Day" August 29

Def Leppard Circus Magazine

Above. Def Leppard, British classic hard rockers, l. to r. Rick Savage bass guitar, keyboards, Rick Allen drums, percussion, Vivian Campbell guitar, Joe Eliot lead vocals, Phil Collen, guitar

At last year's 34th Rock, and Roll Hall of Fame annual induction event Def Leppard was recognized with fellow honorees Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies. The ceremony took place March 29, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

After their acceptance speech, Def Leppard performed the title track to "Hysteria," "Rock Of Ages," and "Photograph" from "Pyromania, "and "Pour Some Sugar On Me." The UK rockers ended their performance with the Mott The Hoople classic "All The Young Dudes," written by David Bowie.

These five songs from the performance, sure to be a collector's item, will be released as an EP, on August 29 with only 4,000 copies pressed for "Record Store Day"

Side A of the limited edition vinyl:
1. Hysteria (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame) 2. Rock of Ages (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame) 3. Photograph (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame)

Side B of the limited edition vinyl:
1. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame) 2. All The Young Dudes (Live at The Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame)

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.

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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 is the Authorized Official Website for Circus Magazine

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