One of our perennial faves, David Lee Roth, just released a video clip for his performance with the Kabuki Orchestra doing "The Oo-oka River Blues."
The performance is from the Onkio Haus in Tokyo, Japan. Roth splits his time between Japan and America. I give David Lee Roth a lot of props for sharing his love of Japanese culture through various video clips, some straight music and others funny or quirky.
Ok Accept fans: a new video for your Sunday viewing pleasure. The band just released a video for the track "Stampede" off the upcoming album Blind Rage. The album comes out in August and Accept will tour Europe in September.
One of the awesome regular BBG! readers (Dale!) posted a comment yesterday about Judas Priest touring North America this fall. In case you didn't see the comment, here's the details: Priest will hit the road in October and they will bring Steel Panther along as support. Judas Priest will release Redeemer of Souls on July 15.
Here are the dates -- no ticket information yet:
Oct. 01 - Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory
Oct. 03 - Hammond, IN - The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Oct. 04 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life Fest at Champions
Oct. 09 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays
Oct. 10 - Atlantic City, NJ - Harrah's
Oct. 11 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwood's
Oct. 14 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Center at UMass
Oct. 15 - Allentown, PA - PPL Center
Oct. 17 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
Oct. 19 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
Oct. 24 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
Oct. 28 - Duluth, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Oct. 30 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live Arena
Nov. 06 - Allen, TX - Allen Event Center
Nov. 07 - Austin, TX - FunFunFun Fest
Nov. 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
Nov. 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Jobing Arena
Nov. 13 - Highland, CA - San Manuel Casino
Nov. 14 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
Nov. 16 - San Jose, CA - City National Civic
Nov. 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Maverik Center
I suppose releasing lyric videos is the en vogue thing these days... and now KIX has one for their new single "Love Me With Your Top Down." Friday is a great day to rock out to new KIX for sure. This track just sounds like summer!
Let's discuss the current setlists that KISS and Def Leppard are using on their summer tour together. I'll be seeing the show next month in Cincinnati and I'm more excited about Def Leppard than KISS. I'm a bigger Lep fan and that's just the way it is. Still I wish the band would shake it up a bit and offer some other songs in their set. I can't complain too much - my faves "Animal," "Hysteria" and "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" are all there. But would it kill them to throw in something like "Slang?" I mean, that was a single. I can totally do without "Let's Get Rocked" and/or "Rock of Ages."
Let It Go
Let's Get Rocked
Two Steps Behind
Bringin' on the Heartbreak
Pour Some Sugar on Me
Rock of Ages
The KISS setlist is a little more inventive and all the classics are represented. I'm sure some die-hard KISS fans are clamouring for some more obscure tracks, but that isn't what these co-headline tours are about I suppose.
King of the Night Time World
Hide Your Heart
Shout It Out Loud
I Love It Loud
Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll
Detroit Rock City
Rock and Roll All Nite
So, what do you think of the sets? What would you drop and add if you were in charge?
I'm a big Lenny Kravitz fan. We don't talk about him much here, but I think he's an amazing guitarist and songwriter. His new track is called "'The Chamber" off the upcoming album Strut. The album will be out September 23.
Kravitz will kick off a world tour in October. North American dates have not yet been released, but I'm sure plenty will be announced soon.
Strut Track List
2. “The Chamber”
3. “Dirty White Boots”
4. “New York City”
5. “The Pleasure and the Pain”
8. “She’s a Beast”
9. “I’m a Believer”
10. “Happy Birthday”
11. “I Never Want To Let You Down”
12. “Ooo Baby Baby”
Robert Plant has released a new track called "Rainbow." The song is from the upcoming album Lullaby and... The Ceasless Roar. The album will be released September 9.
I have to admit, "Rainbow" isn't exactly your typical Robert Plant work... it's very sleepy. Still, I'm open to giving the entire album a fair chance.