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Real Rock News ‘Leftovers’ for August 10, 2017
With the recent release of a 30th anniversary edition of Hysteria, Def Leppard is now looking to play the album in its entirety on tour next year. Speaking to former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones on his Los Angeles radio show, guitarist Phil Collen says, "We're getting some offers to play the whole album all the way through. So, yeah, we'll be doing that.” The band played Hysteria shows in 2013 during a residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Def Leppard is in negotiations to tour with Journey next year.
A new trailer for Metallica's episode of Carpool Karaoke is out. In the clip, the band sings along with host Billy Eichner to "Enter Sandman" and a song from The Little Mermaid. The episode premieres Tuesday on Apple Music.
Guns N' Roses have teamed up with Harley-Davidson for a limited-edition line of men and women's wear that will be sold at the motorcycle company's dealerships around the world.
Ace Frehley will do a short tour in and around New York City in September.
After weeks of conjecture, Bruce Springsteen has finally announced an eight-week fall run at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre. Backstreets.com posted the official press release, which reads in part: "Bruce Springsteen will make his Broadway debut this fall with 'Springsteen On Broadway' a solo show at the Walter Kerr Theatre on 219 West 48th Street. Performances begin Tuesday, October 3rd, with an official opening on Thursday, October 12th. Springsteen will perform five shows a week through November 26th. Springsteen's website states: "'Springsteen On Broadway' is a solo acoustic performance written and performed by Bruce Springsteen under the lights of Broadway. It is an intimate night with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his stories."
In a recent radio interview, Staind frontman Aaron Lewis was asked about the touring machine of Staind, he said: "The touring machine of Staind will never be again. Not like that, no. Never. Never. I could never go back to playing six shows a week, eight weeks in a row. I can't do that. I have grown in my age and become very accustomed to playing Thursday, Friday and Saturday and being able to go home for a few days and unwind and try to kind of have a life aside from doing this. Lewis summed it up like this: "I worked really, really, really hard to get to this point where I can play three days a week and still do just fine.” Except for a show here and there, the band has been mostly inactive for the last 6 years, although they did play the Aaron Lewis and Friends benefit concert last weekend.
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Def Leppard in concert on September 4, 2015 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre