Listen To Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” Japanese 7″ Single

As previously reported, Led Zeppelin will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Led Zeppelin III” by reissuing the Japanese version of “Immigrant Song” on 7″ vinyl. The effort, which is now available to stream below, will be released on January 15, 2021 and it will also include the non-album track “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do.” The vinyl, which will be limited to 19,700 copies, will be housed in a sleeve that replicates the original artwork. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Judas Priest Share Trailer For New Book “Judas Priest – 50 Heavy Metal Years”

As previously reported, Judas Priest are planning to release a new book focusing on their “extensive history over the last 50 years.” The effort, which is titled “Judas Priest – 50 Heavy Metal Years,” can be pre-ordered HERE and a new trailer for it can be found below:

Led Zeppelin To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of “Led Zeppelin III” With Reissue Of “Immigrant Song” Japanese 7″ Single

Led Zeppelin will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Led Zeppelin III” by reissuing the Japanese version of “Immigrant Song” on 7″ vinyl. The effort will be released on January 15, 2021 and it will also include the non-album track “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do.” The vinyl will be limited to 19,700 copies it will be housed in a sleeve that replicates the original artwork. Pre-orders will launch on Thursday (October 8) at ledzeppelin.com.

Judas Priest Announce New Book “Judas Priest – 50 Heavy Metal Years”

Judas Priest will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a new book titled “Judas Priest – 50 Heavy Metal Years.” Pre-orders for that effort can be found HERE .

The following description of the book was shared on the band’s Facebook page:

“JUDAS PRIEST and Rufus Publications are pleased to announce the publication of the first ever official Judas Priest book documenting the bands extensive history over the last 50 years – titled JUDAS PRIEST – 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS the book has been put together by David Silver, Ross Halfin and Jayne Andrews. “I’ve photographed Judas Priest from 1978 until now and of all the bands I’ve worked with they are one of the most enjoyable to me – you have to love the mighty Priest,” Ross Halfin, August 2020

This huge, 648 page coffee table book chronicles the history of the world’s foremost heavy metal band using hundreds of unseen, unpublished photographs from Rock’s greatest photographers including Ross Halfin, Neil Zlozower, Mark Weiss, Fin Costello, Oliver Halfin and many more. With a linking text by renowned journalist Mark Blake the book explores the bands exciting history on stage and off in a unique photo documentary designed to excite fans and devotees of true heavy metal the world over. Current band members have all contributed to the book with written pieces detailing their love and passion for the band, making this an extraordinary artefact for their legions of followers. The book features an exclusive cover by Mark Wilkinson who has worked with the band for many years now. Glenn Tipton comments “We spear-headed the visual image of metal – breathing new life into it and it has been captured forever in the pages of this book”.

Rufus Publications are making 4 incredible editions of the book available including an edition designed to raise money for The Glenn Tipton Parkinson’s Foundation and a giant 410mm square edition supplied in a beautiful black metal slipcase – the book will ship in early December in time for Christmas

The Standard Edition: 648 page book 12” square printed on art paper – supplied in a cloth slipcase with red foil

The Deluxe Edition: 500 numbered copies 12” square – bound in black leather with a 3D lenticular to the front – gold foil and an exclusive fold out poster. Each copy is personally signed by Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, Richie Faulkner and Scott Travis

The Glenn Tipton Parkinson’s Foundation Charity Edition: 100 numbered copies 12” square – printed on art paper with a special blue cover supplied in a cloth slipcase with blue foil. Each copy is personally signed by Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, Richie Faulkner and Scott Travis. All proceeds from this edition will go to The Glenn Tipton Parkinson’s Foundation

The Epic Leather and Metal Edition: 100 numbered copies 16” square – bound in luxurious padded black leather with a 3D lenticular to the front – gold foil and an exclusive fold out poster. The book comes in a die cut black metal slipcase. Each copy is personally signed by Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, Richie Faulkner and Scott Travis.”

Black Sabbath To Release 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Of “Paranoid”

Black Sabbath will be releasing a 50th anniversary super deluxe edition of “Paranoid“ on October 9. The effort will be available as a 5-LP set and as a 4-CD set. Here’s a description of the vinyl set:

“PARANOID: SUPER DELUXE EDITION includes the original album, in addition to a rare 1974 Quad Mix of the album folded down to stereo, plus two concerts from 1970, from Montreux and Brussels, that are pressed on vinyl for the first time. The five-LP set comes with a hardbound book with extensive liner notes featuring interviews with all four band members, rare photos, and memorabilia, a poster, as well as a replica of the tour book sold during the Paranoid tour.”

Track Listing:

LP 1: Original Album:

Side A:

“War Pigs“/ “Luke’s Wall”
“Paranoid”
“Planet Caravan”
“Iron Man”

Side B:

“Electric Funeral”
“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Jack The Stripper” / “Fairies Wear Boots”

LP 2: Quadradisc Mix in Stereo (WS4 1887) (1974):

Side C:

“War Pigs” / “Luke’s Wall”
“Paranoid”
“Planet Caravan”
“Iron Man”

Side D:

“Electric Funeral”
“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Jack The Stripper” / “Fairies Wear Boots”

LP 3: Live in Montreux 1970 (Part One):

Side E:

“Intro”
“Paranoid”
“N.I.B.”
“Behind The Wall Of Sleep”

Side F:

“Iron Man”
“War Pigs”

LP 4: Live in Montreux 1970 (Part Two)/Live in Brussels 1970 (Part One):

Side G:

“Fairies Wear Boots”
“Hand Of Doom”

Side H:

“Paranoid”
“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Iron Man”

LP 5: Live in Brussels 1970 (Part Two):

Side J:

“Black Sabbath”
“N.I.B.”

Side K:

“Behind The Wall Of Sleep”
“War Pigs”
“Fairies Wear Boots”

Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Judas Priest Announce Rescheduled Dates For U.S. 50th Anniversary Tour

Judas Priest have rescheduled a number of the dates on their U.S. 50th anniversary tour, while cancelling others. The new dates will take place in summer/fall 2021.

Here’s the new dates for 2021:

09/13 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/17 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
09/22 Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theater
09/25 St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Music Park
09/29 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
10/06 Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
10/08 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
10/09 Phoenix, AX – Arizona Federal Theatre
10/12 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
10/13 Cedar Park, TX – HEB Center Cedar Park
10/15 Dallas, TX – Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/16 Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
10/28 Washington, D.C. – MGM Casino
10/30 Ledyard, CT – Foxwoods Casino Arena

The band commented:

“All tickets for the original shows will be honored at the new dates. You will receive an email notification from the ticketing company soon that includes information on how to request a refund if you are unable to attend the rescheduled date.

Unfortunately, not every show was able to be rescheduled. While we continue to work on new dates for the tour, the following shows have been cancelled. We have every intention of adding more shows and cities to our 50th anniversary tour in the Fall of 2021 – as soon as we have the new dates finalised, we will announce them.

September 11, 2020 Long Island, NY at Nassau
September 14, 2020 Philadelphia, PA at Mann Center
September 15, 2020 Newark, NJ at Prudential Center
September 18, 2020 Orlando, FL at Rebel Rock Festival
September 20, 2020 Louisville, KY at Louder Than Life Festival
September 21, 2020 Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena
September 23, 2020 Detroit, MI at the Fox Theatre
September 26, 2020 Chicago, IL at Rosemont Theatre
September 27, 2020 Minneapolis, MN at Armory
October 8, 2020 Albuquerque, NM at Sandia Resort and Casino
October 11, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT at Vivint Smart Home Arena

Tickets purchased for these shows will automatically be refunded from the ticketing company in approximately 30 days. For any purchases made in-person at a box office, or for any additional questions, please contact the venue directly.”

Aerosmith Postpone 50th Anniversary Show

Aerosmith have postponed their 50th anniversary show at Fenway Park in Boston, MA due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is now scheduled to take place on September 14, 2021. The band commented:

“Out of an abundance of love and caution our 50th Anniversary Fenway show is being rescheduled to 14th September 2021. It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret, for the safety of our families, for our crews, for the fans and for the Blue Army. All tickets will be honored for the new date so hold onto yours! Or if you are unable to make it, you’ll be able to request a refund. Ticket holders will be emailed with all details. Until then, stay safe and stay healthy. Big love from the Bad Boys of Boston… Aerosmith.”

Judas Priest Announce 50th Anniversary U.S Tour

Judas Priest will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on a U.S. tour later this year. Sabaton will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/09 Oxon Hill, MD – MGM National Harbor
09/11 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
09/12 Ledyard, CT – Foxwoods Casino Arena
09/14 Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
09/15 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
09/17 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/18 Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fair (Rebel Rock Fest)
09/21 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
09/23 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
09/24 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
09/26 Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theatre
09/27 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
09/29 Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theatre
09/30 St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
10/02 Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
10/03 Dallas, TX – Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/05 Austin, TX – HEB Center
10/06 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
10/08 Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Resort and Casino
10/09 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
10/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
10/13 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
10/15 Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
10/17 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood

Watch Footage Of Iron Maiden Frontman Bruce Dickinson Performing At 50th Anniversary Celebration For Late Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra”

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson was among the musicians that performed at the 50th anniversary celebration for late Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra.” That event took place at Palais Montcalm in Quebec City, QC last night (November 21) and footage from it can be seen below:

[via Blabbermouth]