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Bret Michaels Announces Big, Free Show In Orlando

Just in case you live near Orlando or you'll be in the area for vacation, Bret Michaels has announced a large, free show in the area. He'll also play with Lita Ford. The show is on November 3 at 4 p.m. Details here:


Rocklanta Festival Announced

Here's something fun - from my inbox:

ATLANTA, GA:  Fans of 80’s and early 90’s hard rock and all things “Hair Metal” will not want to miss the first annual Rocklanta “Saints and Sinners” two-day music festival to be held in the heart of Atlanta, GA at Center Stage on March 29 & 30, 2019.

Hosted by Sirius XM’s Luc Carl, artists performing include Warrant, FireHouse, Dangerous Toys, Tyketto, XYZ, Tora Tora, Lillian Axe, Roxy Blue, and Swedish sensation Hardcore Superstar.  Also featured are up and coming bands Kickin Valentina, Eastside Gamblers, Babylon Shakes, Denman, and Atlas I.

This genre of rock’n’roll has a loyal following of die-hard fans going back 30+ years who still travel far and wide to attend concerts, festivals, and even cruises that showcase this style of music, from the established acts to the next generation of bands who are carrying the torch.

The two-day General Admission and VIP tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster and the Center Stage Box Office. 


'We All Need Christmas' 

Def Leppard just dropped a new song called "We All Need Christmas." The Rick Savage-penned track is part of The Story So Far - The Best Of, arriving November 30th.

The band will release an official video for this acoustic Christmas track soon. Pre-order the special package with a 7" vinyl by clicking the image at the left! Great for the holiday shopping season.


Nikki Sixx Teases Big Motley Crue Surprise

Motley Crue will release four new songs as part of The Dirt movie package (eventually, no word when we'll hear those tracks). Now Nikki Sixx is teasing a big surprise.

Most people immediately assume a tour. I'm not in that camp. Will the band perform together again live to promote The Dirt? Yes, of course. That will probably happen at some venue in Los Angeles and on a late night show or Saturday Night Live or something. But what could be so big we'll all think the Crue is "out of their minds?" A Super Bowl halftime appearance? Doubtful. A short-run reality TV series? Maybe. Go ahead and put your guesses in the comments.


Also, this is happening too. FYI:



Oz Fox Is Back And Stryper Extends Tour

Happy Saturday! After a summer of sickness, GoFundMe and rumors, Oz Fox is back on tour with Stryper. Despite the cooler weather, bands are continuing to announce or add shows, making it seem more like May than mid-October.

Friday, October 12, 2018 — After a summer break, STRYPER is back on the road this fall for the second half of their God Damn Evil World Tour. As previously announced, guitarist Oz Fox is back on the road following a health scare earlier this year.

On August 11th, Oz suffered a medical emergency while performing with a side project in Las Vegas. An on-stage seizure led to the discovery of some previously unknown “spots” on the brain, which forced him to sit out the Australia tour dates as well as several U.S. dates in September. While additional testing and treatment will be necessary, Oz has been released to work this fall while his medical team decides the best course of action moving forward.  

“We’re always humbled by the undying support of our fans,” says frontman Michael Sweet. “Since 1984, we’ve seen the loyalty of people from all over the world and that continues to grow today. Getting in a bus and touring in support of our latest album, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to do what we love to do! It’s an opportunity for us to once again inspire people and be a little ‘church’ to clubs across the U.S. We’re blessed to do it.”

STRYPER continues to dominate the hard rock/heavy metal scene with the their critically-acclaimed tenth studio album, God Damn Evil - released in April via Frontiers Music srl. Rocking since 1984, STRYPER is responsible for such classic '80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell with the Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, STRYPER is the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their hits “Free” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990's, STRYPER returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.


October 13 — Delmar Hall — St Louis, MO
October 14 — Diamond Ballroom — Oklahoma City, OK
October 16 — Gas Monkey Live — Dallas TX
October 18 — Stampede — Aurora, CO
October 20 — LeatherHeads — Draper, UT
October 21 — Mesa Theater — Grand Junction, CO
October 25 — The Marquee — Tempe, AZ
October 26 — The Rialto Theatre — Tucson, AZ
October 27 — The Club @ Cannery Casino Hotel — North Las Vegas, NV
October 30 — The Music Box — San Diego, CA
October 31 — Whiskey A Go Go — West Hollywood, CA
November 2 — San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino — Highland, CA
November 3 — The Canyon Theater — Santa Clarita, CA
November 4 — Ace of Spades — Sacramento, CA
November 6 — El Corazon — Seattle, WA
November 9 — The Bossanova Ballroom — Portland, OR
November 11 — Virginia St Brewhouse — Reno, NV
November 14 — Pub Station Ballroom — Billings, MT
November 17 — Anthem @ Hard Rock Casino — Sioux City, IA
November 18 — The Complex — Springfield, MO
January 31 — Tupelo Music Hall — Derry, NH
February 1 — Wolf’s Den @ Mohegan Sun — Uncasville, CT
February 2 — Live at the Vault @ Greasy Luck Pub — New Bedford, MA
February 9 — Kawasaki CLUB CITTA — Tokyo, Japan — RESCHEDULED
February 10 — Kawasaki CLUB CITTA — Tokyo, Japan — RESCHEDULED

For tour dates, tickets and more information, visit


Greta Van Fleet Plots Massive Tour

From my inbox - for all the big Gret Van Fleet fans. I know there are a lot of you who read daily. Let me know if you're planning on catching one of these shows. Most tickets go on sale this morning at 10:00 a.m. eastern. 


NEW YORK, NY (October 10, 2018) -- Greta Van Fleet, one of the most buzzed-about new rock bands today, announces the “March of the Peaceful Army” World Tour and initial headline dates for 2019.  These dates are in support of the band’s debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army,  that is due out October 19 (Lava/Republic Records).  As part of the itinerary, the band will visit Australia for the first time playing concerts in four cities beginning in Sydney on January 29.  The band then heads to Europe and the UK in February and March for 12 dates, followed by four weeks of North American shows from early May to early June.  All confirmed dates and ticket on-sale details are below.
Music fans were first introduced to Greta Van Fleet Josh Kiszka/vocals, Jake Kiszka/guitars, Sam Kiszka/bass & keys, and Danny Wagner/drums - in March 2017 with the release of the band's debut single "Highway Tune" that held the #1 position on U.S. Rock Radio Charts for five consecutive weeks and on Canada's Active Rock Radio Charts for nine straight weeks.  Twenty-seventeen went on to be a wild ride of sold-out concerts in North America and Europe, glowing press, accolades from a slew of fellow artists from Elton John to Nikki Sixx to Justin Bieber, millions of YouTube video plays and Spotify streams, two #1 EPs, a Gold record in Canada, and most importantly, the genesis of an extraordinary connection with their fans.
With more dates to be announced, follows are the confirmed dates for Greta Van Fleet’s “March Of The Peaceful Army” 2019 World Tour:


29  Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia  
  3   Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, Australia   
  5   Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia   
  8   Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland, New Zealand  
22   Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain   
24   Alcatraz, Milan, Italy    
25   Zenith, Munich, Germany    
27   AFAS Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
28   Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium    


 3    Zenith, Paris, France   
 5    Newcastle 02 Academy, Newcastle, UK    
 7    02 Academy, Glasgow, UK    
 8    02 Academy Leeds, Leeds, UK    
10   Rock City, Nottingham, UK    
11   Montford Hall, Liverpool, UK    
13   Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland    

 7    Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, FL  
 9    Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, Jacksonville, FL   
10   Orlando Amphitheater at Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando, FL   
12   Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA   
13   Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA   
15   Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC   
16   Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC   
18   The Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park, NJ   
21   MECU Pavilion, Baltimore, MD   
22   The Dome, Rochester, NY   
25   Forest Hills Stadium, Queens, NY   
28   Echo Beach, Toronto, ON  CANADA   

 2    Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland, OH   
 4    Breese Stevens Field, Madison, WI   


Bret Michaels Receives Honors For His Diabetes Advocacy Work

From my inbox - and this is good news because Bret Michaels really does do a lot of work for diabetes research and fundraising. 

 Michaels, type one diabetes warrior, to be honored for living the life he wants to live and inspiring others with type one diabetes
(Atlantic City, NJ) October10, 2018 – Singer/Songwriter, Bret Michaels, has diabetes but that has never stopped him from living the life he wants to live.  This November 8th, as part of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Michaels will be partnering with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to celebrate living his best life with diabetes.  The music icon will be honored at the Diabetes Training Camp Foundation “Come Experience the Magic” benefit on November 8 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City as one of the fiercest warriors for diabetes, his philanthropy and his active and powerful life of inspiring others living with T1D.  After being honored, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will host a Bret Michaels’ concert. In addition to being honored by Diabetes Training Camp Foundation, Michaels will be joined at the event by nearly 50 alumni of the Diabetes Training Camp experiences who also live with T1D.

“I was diagnosed with type one diabetes at age six and every day since then has been a challenging battle of balancing blood sugars with eating and being active,” said Michaels.  “I have worked hard to create a lifestyle where I manage T1D and not let it limit me.  I’m very excited to be honored by Diabetes Training Camp Foundation and join my ‘peeps with beeps’ who are also living their best life with T1D.  Together, we know that anything is possible.”

Michaels encapsulates the mission and goals of Diabetes Training Camp Foundation - to inspire, motivate and educate by delivering programs that empower the community of people with diabetes to thrive. The philanthropist and father of two is not only an activist for diabetic research but inspires others living with T1D by living the life he wants to live, effectively managing his diabetes and staying healthy.  Even after over a half a million injections and blood tests, Michaels remains unbroken. The term also lends itself fitting as the title of his new single, “Unbroken,” with daughter, Jorja Bleu, will be released on Michaels new album, Songs and Stories, to be released later this fall.

“Diabetes is a 24-hour, 7-day a week disease,” said Dr. Matthew Corcoran, diabetes specialist, founder and CEO of Diabetes Training Camp Foundation.  “For someone living with diabetes, exercising and intense activity can be a very challenging undertaking.  At Diabetes Training Camp Foundation, we understand the challenge of active living with diabetes and we are dedicated to helping people living with T1D learn and believe that anything is possible.  We have chosen to honor Bret because he does not let his diabetes limit him.  Through fitness, diet and proper management, even with the challenges of T1D, he has become an American Icon with amazing success on and off stage. He is an inspiration.”

Never letting T1D stop him, Michaels has performed all over the world and is a sports enthusiast who races motorcycles and go karts, stays active both at home and while on the road touring by working out, mountain biking, hiking and playing football, baseball and basketball. As an Entrepreneur and Reality TV Star, the Celebrity Apprenticewinner, Michaels not only donated his winnings of almost a half a million dollars from the show but has also raised millions of dollars for diabetes research and has sent thousands of T1D children to diabetes camps, to learn to live their best life and manage their diabetes, through his Life Rocks Foundation.  Michaels, who is the father of 2 daughters, not only personally funds the Life Rocks Foundation, but a portion of the proceeds from meet and greets at his live concerts, online auctions and his Lifestyle Collection, which can be found at are also donated.

 “Come Experience the Magic!” The benefit for Diabetes Training Camp Foundation starts on November 8 at 6 pm at DAER Nightclub in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.  Tickets and information are available at  Michaels will appear at the event to be honored prior to his concert and donate to the silent auction to help raise funds that will be used to get more people living with diabetes to Diabetes Training Camp and allow the Foundation to expand programming to reach more people.

DTC Foundation (EIN #47-2857170) has created unique, life changing programs to people living with diabetes. Through fitness, coaching, education and community, Diabetes Training Camp Foundation teaches people how to live the life they want to live and thrive with diabetes.

For more information on Diabetes Training Camp or Bret Michaels and his Life Rocks Foundation, please visit. and