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Real Rock News ‘Leftovers’ for June 1, 2017

David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward + more

Highlights of the 2016 concerts David Gilmour did in Pompeii, Italy will be screened in theaters on September 13th. Last July, he played two shows at the Roman amphitheater in Pompeii. That's where in October 1971, Pink Floyd filmed their first concert movie, Live at Pompeii -- without an audience. More than likely this film will be released on DVD, but nothing has been announced.

Roger Waters has an opinion when it comes to Bob Dylan and his decision to release albums of standards made famous by Frank Sinatra. Waters tells Billboard it's "weird" that he does that. "'Bob, what is wrong with you? Why would you do that?' I guess it's because he can't bear the thought of not being on the road and he couldn't think of anything else to do. I can't believe he really has an affinity for all that schlock. But maybe he does."

Ozzy Osbourne tells Hello magazine that renewing his vows with his wife Sharon this month in Las Vegas was “a new beginning. I think that everyone should reaffirm their marriage. I walked out of the ceremony feeling completely refreshed: I know my wife loves me and she knows how much I love her. I’m excited for whatever our future holds.”

Rock and Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar will conclude its second season on AXS-TV with a six-show flight that includes appearances by Styx, Vince Neil and his Chickenfoot bandmates Chad Smith and Joe Satriani. Styx appears on July 9th, Chickenfoot on July 16th and Vince Neil on July 23rd.

Tony Martin, who sang for Tony Iommi's version of Black Sabbath in the 1980s, said early last year that he and Iommi had discussed recording again. And now he tells Metal Jacket magazine that Iommi is putting things in motion with a new place to record. Martin says, "He’s bought a new house and he’s building a new studio. He said he needs to set that up and get that all ready. But when he’s ready, I’m happy to do it, and I know he wants to do it."

Bill Ward appears in a new film called The Doom Doc about the roots of "doom metal." In a clip from the film, Ward talk about drumming while on LSD. The Doom Doc will premiere on July 9th in Sheffield, England.

Once again, for the ninth straight year, Ringo Starr has announced plans to celebrate his birthday -- Thursday, July 7th, 2017 in Los Angeles -- inviting family, friends and the public to come together in a moment of Peace & Love at 12 Noon PST. This annual event will take place in front of Hollywood's Capitol Records Tower. Ringo also invites everyone everywhere to think, say, or post #PeaceandLove at noon their local time, thus generating "a wave of Peace & Love that moves over the planet on July 7th starting at noon in New Zealand and ending at noon in Hawaii."

Mike McCready of Pearl Jam will sit in with The Roots on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night.

Scott Stapp of Creed and Drowning Pool will headline this year's edition of the Make America Rock Again traveling festival. Joining them on most of the dates are other acts who made their mark in the aughts -- Sick Puppies, Trapt and Adelitas Way. It kicks off on August 9th in Omaha, Nebraska with dates so far through September 9th in Lynchburg, Virginia. More shows will be added soon. Tickets go on sale Friday.

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Following the break-up of their band Mythology in 1968, Tony Iommi and Bill Ward sought to form a heavy blues rock band. They enlisted Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne, who had played together in a band called Rare Breed. The new group was initially named the Polka Tulk Blues Band, later shortened to Polka Tulk and finally changed to Earth

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