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DAVID LEE ROTH: All About the Tattoo
The latest episode of The Roth Show has Diamond David Lee Roth waxing poetically about tattoos and living in Japan. He says part of the reason why he moved to Tokyo was to have a genuine Japanese tattoo artist ink him a dragon, which takes up all of Roth's back. He says so far there are more than 100 hours invested in the tat. Another reason for his move has to do with his love of martial arts, of which he is a student. Roth also maintains a home in Pasadena, California and an apartment in New York City.
The first single off of Van Halen's last album, A Different Kind of Truth, was "Tattoo."
Van Halen has three shows scheduled for Japan in June.
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GREEN DAY: Billie Joe Talks About RehabGreen Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong talks about what led to his rehab stint in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Armstrong, who says he battled alcohol and prescription drug abuse for many years, says "I couldn't predict where I was going to end up at the end of the night. I'd wake up in a strange house on a couch. I wouldn't remember how. It was a complete blackout." He says that he only remembers "tiny things" about his on stage meltdown at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas last September. Armstrong says, "The next morning, I woke up. I asked [my wife] Adrienne, 'How bad was it?' She said, 'It's bad.' I called my manager. He said, 'You're getting on a plane, going back to Oakland and going into rehab immediately.'"
This issue is out on Friday.
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: How 'Bout I Do the Albums TourScott Weiland says he's playing Core and Purple on his upcoming solo tour because his Stone Temple Pilots bandmates didn't want to.
Weiland tells Michigan Live, "Originally, it was an idea I came up with for STP for the anniversary of Core to do [that] album in its entirety. The rest of the guys didn't want to do it. So, it was still something that there was a lot of public interest in... I talked to the guys in my solo band, The Wildabouts, and they were totally into it, as were the promoters. It worked out."
Weiland will start his tour Friday in Flint, Michigan.
PAPA ROACH: A Connection to TouringPapa Roach will kick off The Connection tour in April. The band will be joined on most of the dates by Escape the Fate and Otherwise. It starts April 13th in Orlando, Florida and hits 24 cities before wrapping up with their appearance at Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma on May 24th.
STONE SOUR: Announce Spring DatesStone Sour will be back out on the road in April. The tour starts April 2nd in Portland, Maine and hits 12 cities before it wraps up April 27th at the Welcome to Rockville festival in Jacksonville, Florida.
NEAL SCHON: Won't Stop Believin' in the Justice SystemJourney guitarist Neal Schon has been no stranger to lawsuits the past few years, but he seems to be on a winning streak.
The latest case involves his last ex-wife Amber, who was looking to boost his child support for their two kids, Aja and Sophia, from $3000 a month to just under six grand. But a family court judge in Minnesota, where she lives and where they were divorced in 2007, ruled against her, saying she "intended primarily to upgrade her own standard of living," which is quite pricey -- $7200 a year for clothing, $5760 for a storage locker, $9600 for birthday parties and a whopping $2400 on postage. The judge suggested she complete her teaching degree and get a job, adding that it is not Schon's fault that she has been unable to "obtain any kind of employment."
Schon says, "My concern is with my children, and I'm infuriated they are being exploited and used to extort money from me." Schon, who's dating former reality star Michaele Salahi, was married three other times before Amber, and has three other kids.
GREEN DAY: Add Warm-Up ShowsGreen Day have booked three club shows to warm up for their first tour after Billie Joe Armstrong's lengthy rehab stint.
They'll play the Fox Theater in Pomona, California on March 10th, the Marquee in Tempe, Arizona on March 11th and Tricky Falls in El Paso, Texas on March 13th. Tickets for all three dates go on sale Friday.
Green Day's arena tour starts March 28th in Rosemont, Illinois.
BOB SEGER: Toledo Two-Step
Bob Seger starts his Rock and Roll Never Forgets Tour tonight (Wednesday) with the first of two shows in Toledo, Ohio.
Seger's last tour wound down a little more than a year ago, and though he's been working on a new album, he tells us loves getting on stage.
Seger will be backed by his Silver Bullet Band, which still includes longtime bassist Chris Campbell, sax player Alto Reed and keyboardist Craig Frost, along with Grand Funk drummer Don Brewer. The lineup is rounded out by Rob McNelley on guitar, Jim "Moose" Brown on guitar and keyboards, three background singers -- including Shaun Murphy from Little Feat -- and the four-piece Motor City Horns.
The tour runs through April 18th in Buffalo, New York and includes two dates with Kid Rock in the Midwest in March. Joe Walsh will open 10 dates starting March 27th in Vancouver.
Headlines for Tuesday, February 26, 2013
DAVID BOWIE: Releases Second Single and Video From New AlbumDavid Bowie is giving fans another taste and look at material from his new album, The Next Day, with the release of its second single and video, "The Star (Are Out Tonight)" on Monday.
The track is now available at iTunes and the video is streaming on YouTube via VEVO. The clip was directed by Floria Sigismondi, who lensed previous Bowie videos "Little Wonder" in 1996 and "Dead Man Walking" in '97.
The latest clip, which is as bizarre as a David Lynch movie, features Bowie along with female lookalike, actress Tilda Swinton, who plays Bowie's wife. Norwegian model Iselin Steiro also appears, playing a younger version of the Thin White Duke.
The Next Day is out on March 11th.
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ALLMAN BROTHERS: Another Brother GoneFormer Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler died Monday morning at his home in Sarasota, Florida from ALS - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosi, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was 64.
Before joining the Brothers in 1979, Toler was a member of Dickey Betts & Great Southern. With the Allmans he played on three albums -- 1979's Enlightened Rogues, 1980's Reach for the Sky and 1981's Brothers of the Road before leaving in 1982. He also, along with his late brother David Toler, was a member of the Gregg Allman Band in the '80s, playing on 1987's I'm No Angel and 1988's Just Before the Bullets Fly. He is survived by his wife Debbie, their daughter Danielle Franz, her husband Dan and his mother-in-law, Louise Rose. Memorial arrangements are pending and will be announced as soon as they are made available.
In a statement the Allman Brothers say, "With deep sadness, The Allman Brothers Band marks the passing of guitarist 'Dangerous' Dan Toler following a valiant battle with ALS disease... He was a very talented guitarist with a gregarious personality. He will be missed by all that knew him. Rest peacefully Brother Dan."
Toler is the sixth member of the Allman Brothers to pass following Duane Allman, Berry Oakley, Lamar Williams, Allen Woody and his brother, David Toler.
Headlines for Monday, February 25, 2013
IN STORES THIS WEEKAmok is the debut album from Atoms for Peace, which features Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea.
Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr returns with his solo album The Messenger.
GODSMACK: Deal Me In!Godsmack frontman Sully Erna is using the band's time off the road not only to do solo dates, but to return to an old love -- poker.
Erna was a pretty good player for a while -- winning money in the World Series of Poker in 2006 and 2007. But he tells ESPN that he quit because "I was finding that was I was very impatient and playing crappy hands. I was losing patience every time I was playing. I had to take a break."
Erna is using his solo tour -- which is playing mostly casinos -- to get ready for this summer's World Series of Poker. "I've been bouncing around testing out my game. That's why many of my venues for the solo shows are in casinos. I love that environment. It works to my advantage also, as it's a transient audience."
BECK: Opens Song Reader ExhibitionBeck was on hand Thursday night in Los Angeles for the opening of an exhibit based upon his Song Reader sheet music project.
The exhibit at Sonos Studio features the original artwork from Beck's Song Reader release and presents a selection from his own collection of vintage 1920s to 1940s sheet music. There's also a recording studio where you can make your own versions of the songs.
Beck himself has still not performed any of the songs he wrote for the book. The Song Reader exhibit runs through March 24th.
RONNIE WOOD: Newly Married, But Still Wants to DateRonnie Wood was married for the third time in December, but he still wants to date -- namely actress Scarlett Johansson.
No, he's not looking to cheat on his wife, Sally Humphreys -- he won the date with Scarlett at a charity auction a few years ago. Woody says, "She has been too busy filming" to set a date, but he's anxiously waiting.
Woody became a grandfather on Thursday when Fearne Cotton, his son Jesse Wood's girlfriend, gave birth to a boy, Rex Rayne Wood. Granddaddy Wood is very excited, tweeting, "He’s such a beautiful little boy. We’re so happy for them." Jesse is Woody's son from his first marriage. Fearne is a DJ on BBC Radio One.
JASON BONHAM: He Has No IdeaJason Bonham is just as in the dark as the rest of us regarding Robert Plant's recent hints that he's up for a Led Zeppelin reunion.
As you may recall, Plant was asked why he hasn't reunited with Zeppelin since their 2007 show in London, and he replied that he has nothing to do in 2014 and is not the reason for the holdup. But Jason, the drummer at that 2007 show, writes on Facebook, "I just watched Robert’s interview [on 60 Minutes Australia], where he says he’s free in 2014. Not sure how to read it -- what do you think?”
Bonham, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones did try to work with Plant after the reunion, but he went on to other projects, leaving the three of them to try out different singers, which did not pan out.
LED ZEPPELIN: Most InfluentialLed Zeppelin is the most influential rock act ever, according to a poll taken by the U.K. Internet radio station Planet Rock.
With listeners casting thousands of ballots over the first three weeks of February, Zeppelin garnered one-fifth of the votes. Here's the full Top 10:
- Led Zeppelin
- Black Sabbath
- Pink Floyd
- Deep Purple
- Jimi Hendrix
- The Rolling Stones
- The Who
- David Bowie