RUSH HEAP 15 MORE DATES ONTO U. S. TOUR SCHEDULE
It appears Rush’s Clockwork Angels tour is never-ending, as the Canadian power trio has just announced they’ve added 15 more shows to the trek, which was just extended by nine dates a little over a month ago. The new dates begin April 23 in Austin, TX, and the tour now include stops in Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Nashville, Raleigh, Virginia Beach, Baltimore, Uncasville, Atlantic City, Hershey, Wantagh, Saratoga, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, Denver and Kansas City
BON JOVI BOOKED TO PERFORM ON AMERICAN IDOL
Arena rock royalty Bon Jovi will perform their new single “Because We Can” from their forthcoming album What About Now on the March 14 episode of American Idol. The band recently kicked off its worldwide tour in support of What About Now, which arrives March 12. The band’s Because We Can North American tour stops in Pittsburgh tonight, State College, PA on Saturday and Buffalo on Sunday, and runs through April 25 in San Jose, CA.
HOUSE WHERE SPRINGSTEEN PENNED ‘BORN TO RUN’ FOR SALE
If you’ve ever wanted to own 828 square feet of prime New Jersey real estate – and a huge chunk of Bruce Springsteen history – now is your chance. The South Long Branch home where the Boss wrote “Born To Run” as well as “Thunder Road” and “She’s the One” is up for sale, with an asking price listed at $349,000. Springsteen lived in the two-bedroom, one bath 1920’s shotgun house in 1974 and 75.
PEARL JAM’S TEN REACHES A PERFECT 10 MILLION IN SALES
In a case of perfect symmetry, Pearl Jam’s classic debut album Ten surpassed the 10 million mark in U.S. sales this week, only the 22nd album to reach the lofty number since 1991. Other rock gems on the 10 million-plus sales list include Metallica’s Metallica, The Beatles’ 1, Santana’s Supernatural, Creed’s Human Clay and Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory.
METALLICA DENY TELLING MILITARY TO STOP USING THEIR MUSIC
The members of Metallica are denying the claims of an anonymous Navy Seal that claimed the band asked the U.S. Navy to stop using their music during interrogations. The band posted the following on their website: “There has been a lot of talk recently about us asking the military not to use our music to ‘soften people up before interrogation.’ We NEVER commented to the military either way on this matter. Any statements that have been made otherwise are not correct.”