Tyler has been single since January, when he and fiancee Erin Brady broke things off.
ERIC CLAPTON: These Socks Were Made for Touring
Eric Clapton starts his 2013 tour tonight (Thursday) at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix.
He's supporting his new album Old Sock, which came out Tuesday. The last two dates of this first leg are his all-star Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 12th and 13th.
Clapton tells us that though he has a goal to provide a good show for his audience, he first has to play for his band.
ZAKK WYLDE: Acoustic Book TourZakk Wylde will celebrate the paperback release of his book with an acoustic tour. Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berzerker’s Guide to World Tour Domination will be published as a paperback on April 9th and Wylde will launch his acoustic tour April 21st in San Francisco. He'll hit 11 cities before the tour wraps up May 1st in San Juan Capistrano, California.
NINE INCH NAILS: Two New Songs for TourTrent Reznor says Nine Inch Nails fans will get to hear two new songs when he takes the group back out on the road. Reznor tells NME
that the tracks are ones that he and guitarist Adrian Belew -- who is in the new Nine Inch Nails lineup -- recorded and "were intended to go on a greatest-hits record. We decided to push that back to 2014, and there's no new record scheduled at this point." Reznor added that for their dates this year, "the intention is to reconstruct songs based on this new instrumentation and only play songs we as a band feel good about. With Nine Inch Nails last time, I felt that I'd explored that kind of bludgeoning rock thing in a lot of different ways, like I'd done everything I could do with that format."
VOLBEAT: Man Dies Trying to Get Into ShowA fan of Volbeat was killed in an accident Monday night in Lubbock, Texas after jumping a fence to get into the band's show. Security personnel attempted to remove Jubal Colvin, but he escaped into a restricted area at the Lonestar Event Center that was fenced off. Colvin then fell approximately 20 feet from the hillside and struck his head on the concrete covered ground. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Colvin was reportedly not let into the venue because he had a knife, which he brandished at security before jumping the fence.
NIRVANA: Gotta Respect the CatalogDave Grohl explains in a new interview why he's never played any Nirvana songs with Foo Fighters. Grohl tells Chad Quarterly that "the band stood for something; we took pride in our integrity and in our band. We understood the world that we were living in, having gone from the van to becoming what people understand as Nirvana now. But we really tried our best to keep our cool. So Krist [Novoselic] and I still do. There’s a reason why the Foo Fighters don’t blast out Nirvana songs every night: because we have a lot of respect for them."
Grohl added that Nirvana's songs are "hallowed ground. We have to be careful. We have to tread lightly. We have talked about it before, but the opportunity hasn’t really come up, or it just hasn’t felt right."
SLASH: Cover My Song, Win a GuitarSlash wants fans to cover one of his songs -- and win a guitar in the process.
Starting today, you can upload a YouTube video of yourself performing "Anastasia" and E-mail the link to SlashSignedGuitar@gmail.com. Guitar World magazine's editors will choose the Top 5 contestants, and the winner will be selected by Slash. The creator of the winning video will receive a guitar from Epiphone/Gibson signed by Slash.
For more details, visit Guitar World online.
DAVID LEE ROTH: He Might as Well Explain and Explain He Does
David Lee Roth has posted on his website the 12th episode of The Roth Show, his online video series, and for 29 minutes he goes on and on about the recent remix of Van Halen's "Jump" -- a brainchild of his and Alex Van Halen's.
Roth also reports that his Uncle Manny Roth, the former owner of the Cafe Wha in New York's Greenwich Village, is in a hospital in New York, which might explain why Roth is in the city this week. And when he gets back home to Tokyo, he plans to go see Black Sabbath perform there on May 5th. Van Halen opened for Sabbath on their 1978 tour, a tour that helped put VH on the map, as there were many who felt they blew Sabbath off the stage.
See video HERE!
GUNS N' ROSES: My Two Front TeethA Guns n' Roses fan wants Axl Rose to pay for his two front teeth.
Darren Wright says Rose threw his cordless microphone into the crowd during GNR's Australian tour opener in Perth on Saturday, hitting him in the face and damaging his two front teeth. Wright wants Rose to pay his dental bills, which will cost more than $5000. The tour promoter left Wright a message apologizing and offering a signed microphone from Axl instead.
Wright tells The West Australian, "In reality I don't think the microphone is going to fix my teeth or pay for the dentist." He adds that he holds no ill will towards Rose, saying, "I don't think he intended to do it, but it came at me at a fairly flat and hard trajectory. Those cordless microphones are not light. I'm surprised it didn't do more damage."
JIMI HENDRIX: Lands at TwoThe latest Jimi Hendrix album, People, Hell and Angels, will debut at number-two on the Billboard album chart after selling 72,000 copies in its first week in stores.
Made up of 12 previously unreleased studio tracks, it's his highest-charting album since November 1968, when Electric Ladyland spent two weeks at number-one. His 2010 release, Valleys of Neptune, debuted and peaked at number-four with 95,000 copies sold in its first week.
BLACK SABBATH: 13 on 6/11Black Sabbath have set June 11th as the release date for their first studio album with Ozzy Osbourne in 35 years.
Produced by Rick Rubin, 13 will be available as a single CD, a two-CD deluxe set, a vinyl set and a super deluxe box set -- which contains the album on CD and vinyl, a DVD documentary on their reunion with Ozzy that was produced by his son, Jack Osbourne, photos and lyrics.
Sabbath will launch the album with a special event in London in June, which follows dates in New Zealand, Australia and Japan in April and May. They'll tour the U.S. in the summer and South America and Europe in the fall.
And finally, they've released the second installment of their video documentary on the making of the album, which is on their YouTube page.
See the video HERE!
SAMMY HAGAR: Makes Fantasies Come TrueSammy Hagar enjoyed participating in the Rock n' Roll Fantasy Camp last week in Las Vegas.
He writes on his website, "First we stopped by the Cabo Wabo for some tacos and margaritas. I ended up jamming with a country rock band that rocked with two female fiddle players -- awesome! Friday was all about the Fantasy Camp. After the previous night, I was not ready to play and sing all day, but here we go. With 12 bands made up of mostly Redheads, I had a blast singing stuff I forgot long ago! All in all, I never sang so much in one night."
Up next is the Def Leppard camp in Vegas from April 4th to the 7th, followed by Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck from April 18th to the 21st, also in Vegas.
Headlines for Wednesday, March 13, 2013