Bon Jovi is streaming tonight's (April 25th) concert from San Jose, California's HP Pavilion. The gig, which is the final show of the current North American leg, can be accessed via the Eventlive.com website. Mashable.com posted: "People can watch 30 minutes of the concert starting Thursday at 11 p.m. EDT. After that time elapses, viewers will be prompted to sign up to become a 'Backstage Jon Bon Jovi' member in order to continue watching. Existing members can watch the entire concert for free." To access, fans need to log on at https://www.evntlive.com/#/event/1000165.
Sharon Osbourne took some time on Tuesday's (April 23rd) episode of The Talk to discuss her husband Ozzy's sobriety. She told viewers, "He said he's been using alcohol and prescription drugs for the last year and a half. And that he's been an a-- and he's been in a very dark place. That's true. That's very true. I never knew he was using prescription drugs. I knew he was drinking occasionally but I didn't realize the extent. We're not getting divorced. However, am I happy? No. Am I upset? Yes I am. I'm devastated right now."
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl said that inducting Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last Thursday night (April 18th) was "one of the most special nights of my life." After inducting the band, Grohl, Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins and producer Nick Raskulinecz donned wigs and kimonos -- identical to the ones that Rush wore on the back of their classic 2112 album -- to play the overture to "2112" before stepping aside and letting the real band take the stage.
Grohl told Rolling Stone, "It's terrifying to play your favorite band's song in front of your favorite band. It's one thing to sit in the basement and woodshed '2112,' and its another to stand in front of Rush..."
Watch Grohl, Hawkins and Raskulinecz jam "2112" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
Van Halen played its first show of 2013 and first since last spring on Saturday night (April 20th) as one of the headliners at the Stone Music Festival in Sydney, Australia. The band has not played live since canceling 31 North American dates last summer, citing exhaustion. Guitarist Eddie Van Halenwas then sidelined for four to six months after undergoing surgery for the inflammatory intestinal affliction diverticulitis.
The group opened its 20-song set with "Unchained" and proceeded through a solid list of hits and fan favorites, ending the night with "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" and "Jump." Only three songs from its 2012 album, A Different Kind Of Truth -- "She's The Woman," "Tattoo" and "China Town" -- were performed during the evening.
CHECK IT OUT: Watch Van Halen perform "Unchained" in Australia:
The first single from Black Sabbath's new album, 13, began streaming online Thursday (April 18th) and is expected to arrive at rock radio stations on Friday (April 19th). The song, called "God Is Dead?," is nearly nine minutes long and begins with a soft guitar, builds into a slow, doom-laden stomp, then switches halfway through into a more uptempo riff that comes the closest to the sound of the classic early Sabbath albums.
CHECK IT OUT: Listen to Black Sabbath's "God Is Dead?":
Led Zeppelin fans are in for a real treat today (April 16th) with the release of legendary rock photographer Neal Preston's digital book, Led Zeppelin: Sound And Fury. The book features hundreds of photographs of the band, including well over 100 shots of Zeppelin which have never before been published, countless contact sheets, both video and printed interviews with Zeppelin's tour insiders, along with Preston's own personal commentary, and rare memorabilia. Old friend -- and frequent photographic subject -- Stevie Nicks wrote the book's forward.
CHECK IT OUT:?b> The official trailer for Led Zeppelin: Sound And Fury:
Metallica is getting its own pinball machine. According to Blabbermouth, the legendary heavy metal band has teamed up with Stern Pinball, the world's only manufacturer of authentic pinball games, to create its own machine. The game will feature music drawn from throughout Metallica's entire 30-year career, including classic songs such as "Creeping Death," "For Whom The Bell Tolls," "Master Of Puppets," "Seek And Destroy," "Battery," "Sad But True," "Enter Sandman" and more.
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WATCH: See the trailer for the Metallica machine:
Black Sabbath has posted the cover art for its upcoming album 13 online, along with a 29-second sample of a track from the record. The simple artwork features the title number on fire against a black backdrop with the band's logo above, while the song begins with a classic-sounding Tony Iommi guitar riff before Ozzy Osbourne's unmistakable vocals come in toward the end.
CHECK IT OUT: See the cover art at http://tinyurl.com/c7xt9uw and listen to the song sample here:
The Rolling Stones have announced the initial dates for their 2013 50 & Counting tour. The band -- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ron Wood -- so far have nine North American stops on their itinerary in addition to their two UK festival appearances at Glastonbury and Hyde Park. The Stones, who will once again feature former guitarist Mick Tayloras their special guest, will kick off the trek in early May at L.A.'s Staples Center -- with the actual date still TBA due to pending NBA and NHL playoff schedules. Throughout May and June the band will hit Oakland, San Jose, and Anaheim, California; Las Vegas; Toronto; Chicago; Boston and Philadelphia. More shows will be announced.
Mick Jagger said in a statement announcing the tour: "50 & Counting has been pretty amazing so far. We did a few shows in London and New York last year. . . and had such a good time that we thought. . . let's do some more. It's a good show. Lots of the classic stuff everyone wants to hear . . . with a few little gems tucked in here and there. The stage is shaped like lips and goes off into the venue so I get to run around in the crowd. It's great fun to be able to get that close to the audience."
Keith Richards added: "From day one at rehearsals it sounded so fresh. You could tell that everybody was dying to get their teeth into it. It was like. . . open the gates...let us out! Cause man, it is the life and blood of us to play in front of people."
CHECK IT OUT: The Stones' 2013 tour announcement: