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Joe Perry Cancels Fall Tour

I was really looking forward to catching Joe Perry hit the stage in NYC for a tour that was recently discussed HERE but after he fell ill during an appearance at one of the Billy Joel shows about a week ago, all were wondering what the outcome would be. We just received this transmission from his publicity team and sadly the gigs are all cancelled. Read on.

The Press Release:
JOE PERRY–legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith–has cancelled his fall headlining shows as he continues to take some time off following his recent hospital visit. While doctors have released PERRY from care, with the dates set to begin November 30 and going through December 16, the Aerosmith guitarist will now take the rest of the year off. PERRY again would like to apologize to the fans who were planning on coming to the shows and looks forward to seeing them again in 2019. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

The Cancelled Tour Dates:
11/30: Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
12/1: West Dundee, IL @ RocHaus
12/2: Detroit, MI @ Crowfoot Ballroom
12/4: New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
12/5: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
12/7: Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
12/11: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
12/13 Pasadena, CA @ The Rose
12/15 Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre
12/16 Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon

About JOE PERRY: Throughout his career, the electrifying lead guitarist of Aerosmith–America’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band–JOE PERRY has achieved permanent iconic stature in the pantheon of rock. He has helped to drive his band, over the course of four decades, to sales of more than 150 million albums, critical acclaim, four Grammy Awards (one of which includes the guitar-based instrumental “Boogie Man”) and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. JOE PERRY’s work with Aerosmith has resulted in an unending array of accolades and honors. Beyond their Grammy Awards and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, other key milestones over the nearly 50 year history include: 12 MTV Video Awards; two People’s Choice Awards; six Billboard Music Awards; eight American Music Awards; 23 Boston Music Awards; and an Academy Award nomination for Best Song, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (from the soundtrack to Armageddon).

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: All I have to add to this is that I hope Joe feels as best as is humanly possible and that all of his fans can get to see him rocking soon. Get well Joe…..

Official Website: http://www.joeperry.com

Joe Perry Announces Headlining Tour

Fans of Aerosmith’s smoking guitarist Joe Perry will be excited about his upcoming headlining tour, you can learn all the scoop by reading the full press release down below the poster. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
JOE PERRY–legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith–has just confirmed more shows in support of his 2018 SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO (via his Roman Records imprint, distributed worldwide by AMPED Distribution) solo album. The headlining dates kick off November 30 in Iowa and include stops in New York, Detroit, Philadelphia and more before wrapping up with three Los Angeles-area shows. These performances follow gigs in April where PERRY debuted his new touring band featuring his Aerosmith bandmate Brad Whitford and Gary Cherone of Extreme taking on the lead vocals. Tickets for the new shows go on sale this Friday, October 12 at 10am local time, with a special pre-sale for Joe Perry email list subscribers and social media followers beginning today (October 9); please visit www.joeperry.com for more details. In addition, special VIP packages (which include a Meet and Greet, ticket to the show, and more) will be available starting tomorrow (Wednesday, October 10).

Along with choice cuts from his catalog of solo records, JOE will be performing rarely played Aerosmith classics from the band’s early records including “Toys In The Attic,” “Get Your Wings,” and “Rocks,” among others. SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO marks JOE’s sixth solo album and is comprised of 10 new tracks all written or co-written by JOE (many with the album’s guest vocalists), except for a cover of “Eve Of Destruction” with JOE on lead vocals and Johnny Depp on drums. The album features guest appearances from a long list of JOE’s friends, colleagues and rock and roll icons. Highlights include “Aye, Aye, Aye,” which JOE co-wrote with the track’s vocalist Robin Zander, and three collaborations with David Johansen, who sings “I Wanna Roll,” “Haberdasher Blues,” and “I’m Going Crazy,” plus as many co-writes with Terry Reid whose lead vocals light up “I’ll Do Happiness” (with Zak Starkey on drums), “Sick & Tired” and “Won’t Let Me Go.” A few days before the album’s January release, JOE and his all-star band crushed it at a two-hour plus set at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Read about it here.
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Extreme @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (8/4/2008)

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Artist: Extreme
Venue: The Fillmore NY (New York, NY)
Opener: King’s X, Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp
Date: 8/4/2008
Label: Open E Records

It had been well documented about 2008 being pretty much the year of the comeback but the interesting thing about the title was that many of the bands had not really gone anywhere and had instead merely fallen off of many music fans musical radar. That made tonight’s show with Extreme such an amazing event because this was a band that was truly coming back in terms of their reunion and choosing to record new and exciting material for those who had missed them. They would set up some area shows and the one we would find ourselves at would be The Fillmore NY and the guys would bring King’s X along for direct support. That’s a lot of high class Rock and Roll for anyone if you asked me. Of course I had not realized that also for tonight’s festivities would be another gala that was set up for the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. Should you not have any idea about this, it is a little bit of a music seminar and a lot of Rock and Roll jamming. It gives the average Joe the chance to perform on a notable stage with some true Rock Stars and like many things this comes with a relatively high price tag. Anyways, the night was set up to showcase this event first and it was set to run some two hours before the main acts even came on. Even though this particular show would feature guys like Kip Winger and Dave Ellefson, I opted to pass because I wanted my energies available for King’s X and Extreme. When I made my way inside a little later I heard mixed opinions on it as some people told me it was a terrible waste of time while others felt that it was the best thing they ever experienced. Clearly I had managed to talk to fans of the main bands performing and the relative or friend of someone who had jammed with the camp. It was only moments after I got into place that King’s X hit the stage.
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“Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga” by Ian Christe

Author: Ian Christe
Title: “Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga”
Publisher: Wiley Publishing
Release Date: 8/24/2007
Genre: Biography
Rating: 3.5/5

During the final months of 2007 an event that Hard Rock and Metal fans had been waiting for decades to occur finally had come to pass and this of course was the reunion of the brothers Van Halen with their former singer David Lee Roth. I felt it best to begin our commentary with that bit of knowledge for the book itself leaves us wondering if this will indeed happen. “Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga” by Ian Christe is a journey back in time to the beginning of the band and how its members met and while the more noted Van Halen experts might balk at some of its contents there is really a lot of cool information to absorb when it comes down to it. We journey back to Holland and first meet the Van Halen brothers who were young musicians who performed with their Father and we learn first hand about the sparks being lit by budding guitar genius Edward Van Halen. I won’t recant every chapter but it explains how the band met up and jammed at outdoor parties and simply grew and grew during a time when Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music was being forced out the door by the likes of Disco. We meet a young David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony and learn how they joined the group and each of them offered a unique perspective to the mix as the band struggled for scene dominance and eventually secured their recording contact. Had you been a regular reader of the music magazines that saw publication during the bands early years a lot of this information might not surprise you but with the bands continued impact on modern music today there are clearly more than enough readers who will come away with mountains of detail because of what is lined out in its pages.
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Amazing Journey @ B.B. King Blues Club (5/31/2006)

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Artist: Amazing Journey
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: none
Date: 5/31/2006
Label: various

When one looks into the back catalog of The Who and takes good stock of their contributions to Rock music, the result is very simply a body of work that will stagger the imagination. Roger Daltry, John Entwistle, Pete Townsend and Keith Moon changed the way Rock music was being delivered and their impact is felt to this very day. In its infancy, Classic Rock radio would be built on The Who and many of us grew up with these songs as part of our lives, even if we didn’t get to experience them in their heyday. For years, their influence in lyric and music have crossed genre barriers giving many of today’s greatest performers their pivotal influence. Bearing no slight to Townsend and Daltry, I can think of no Rock rhythm section that was not floored by the talents of Entwistle and Moon. There were no players like them in any other band and it would remain that way across the course of music history. The Who seemed to influence everybody when it came down to it and that was what would make this performance at the legendary venue B.B. King Blues Club all the more memorable. Tonight some of the greatest players in their own groups would combine talents and form “The Amazing Journey”, the ultimate tribute to The Who. Gary Cherone, lead singer for 80’s Rock sensation Extreme would handle the vocal duties as the main front person while guitar wizard Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) would become Pete Townsend for the night. He even appeared in a signature Townsend white jumpsuit for maximum effect. On bass would be one of the best choices of all as Billy Sheehan (Niacin, Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth and so many more) would impressively bring the memory of John Entwistle to life for the room. Given the fact that no one can just play Keith Moon’s wild styles the job fell to Michael Portnoy of Dream Theater and to be honest I would have selected no other person to do it if it had been up to me to form this band. The level of individual accomplishments these players had behind them is extraordinary and now for the sold-out, standing room only crowd we would be treated to some of the best Rock ever written. An interesting observation was in the wide and varied differences the audience had to them, it was young and older, rocker and more casual and an equal mix of genders. I felt it was great to see the whole night
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