Iron Maiden, Evanescence, Puscifer, Etc. Releases Set For 2021 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 26) has officially been revealed. You can find that HERE. A list of various rock/metal releases can also be found below.

Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Aerosmith – “1971: The Road Starts Hear” (LP/Cassette)
  • All Them Witches – “Live On The Internet” (3XLP)
  • Blackberry Smoke – “Stoned” (LP)
  • Alice Cooper – “Brutal Planet” (2XLP)
  • Crobot – “Rat Child” EP (Vinyl)
  • Dio – “Holy Diver” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Dio – “The Last In Line” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Evanescence – “Evanescence” (LP)
  • Fleetwood Mac – “Alternate Live” (2XLP)
  • Billy F. Gibbons – “Hardware” (CD)
  • The Reverend Horton Heat – “We Three Kings” (LP)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Paris ’67” (LP)
  • Iron Maiden – “Iron Maiden” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Judas Priest – “Best Of Judas Priest” (2XLP)
  • King’s X “Please Come Home … Mr. Bulbous” (LP)
  • James LaBrie – “Elements Of Persuasion” (2XLP)
  • LA Guns – “Waking The Dead” (LP)
  • Motörhead – “The Lost Tapes, Vol. 1 (Live In Madrid 1995)” (2XLP)
  • Mr. Big – “Lean Into It” (LP)
  • Night Ranger – “Somewhere In California” (LP)
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “No More Tears” (12″ Picture Disc)
  • Poison – “Flesh & Blood” (LP)
  • Puscifer – “Billy D And The Hall Of Feathered Serpents: Puscifer Live at the Mayan Theatre” (7″ Vinyl)
  • Puscifer – “Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti” (LP)
  • Gavin Rossdale – “Wanderlust” (2XLP)
  • Saigon Kick – “The Lizard” (LP)
  • Smith/Kotzen – “Better Days” (Vinyl)
  • Joe Strummer – “Johnny Appleseed” (12″ Vinyl)
  • Tesla – “Mechanical Resonance” (LP)
  • Twiztid – “I Tried 2 Warn U” (7″ Vinyl)
  • Nancy Wilson – “You And Me” (2XLP)

[via Loudwire]

Aerosmith Bring Entire Recorded Catalog To Universal Music Group

Aerosmith have announced a new worldwide deal with Universal Music Group (UMG). As part of the partnership, the band’s full catalog, future releases, merchandise, and audio-visual content will all be handled by the label in 2022.

Notably, the deal will also give UMG access to Aerosmith’s “Vindaloo Vaults” and the personal archives of each member. The group will also help curate collections of music, photos, video footage, artwork, journals, setlists and memorabilia. Some of these future releases will include never-before seen and heard content. On top of that, UMG will also be bringing Aerosmith’s music videos on YouTube up to current video and audio standards.

Guitarist Joe Perry commented:

“It’s been a long road but I’m extremely happy and proud to say on behalf of Aerosmith we have been able to bring our 50 years of music under one roof by partnering with UMG. This will allow us to bring our music to our fans in ways we never were able to before. It’s something we’ve dreamed about happening for a long time. It’s a win for Aerosmith, UMG and ultimately our fans. Needless to say we are very excited. It’s an incredible way to celebrate 50 years and the many more years to come.”

Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & CEO of UMG, continued:

“Aerosmith’s global success places them in rarefied air among the all-time greatest rock icons. On the band’s 50th anniversary, Aerosmith continues to influence the course of music not only through their iconic catalog but also through film, television and video games and their inimitable style. On a personal note, I couldn’t be prouder that they have chosen UMG as their global partner. We look forward to building upon their incredible legacy and ensuring their music continues to inspire fans around the world.”

Aerosmith’s manager Larry Rudolph added:

“I couldn’t be happier for the band members and their families. Not only are we bringing together the band’s entire catalog in one place, but we’re entrusting these recordings to the very capable hands of Sir Lucian, Bruce Resnikoff and the incredible UMG system worldwide. I would like to thank Sir Lucian for tirelessly working together to craft perhaps the most unique and mutually beneficial catalog arrangement in history and providing a huge commitment to Aerosmith. The members of Aerosmith and I thank him and we all look forward to many years of successfully continuing to share the catalog of the greatest American rock band in history with the world.”

[via Music Business Worldwide]

Metallica, AC/DC, Tool, Etc. Make Billboard’s List Of “Top Paid Musicians Of 2020”

Metallica, AC/DC, Tool, Queen, KISS, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd are among the bands that made Billboard’s list of “Top Paid Musicians Of 2020.” You can find their rankings below.

Rock/Metal Artists On Billboard’s List:

No. 7: Queen ($13.2 million)
Streaming: $5.5M
Sales: $5.3M
Publishing: $2.4M
Touring: $0

No. 13 AC/DC ($10.1 million)
Streaming: $4.3M
Sales: $4M
Publishing: $1.8M
Touring: $0

No. 18 Metallica ($9 million)
Streaming: $3.9M
Sales: $3.7M
Publishing: $1.4M
Touring: $0

No. 20 Pink Floyd ($8.8 million)
Streaming: $3.2M
Sales: $4.3M
Publishing: $1.3M
Touring: $0

No. 32 Tool ($6.17 million)
Streaming: $823.4K
Sales: $557K
Publishing: $611K
Touring: $4.2M

No. 33 KISS ($6 million)
Streaming: $431K
Sales: $348K
Publishing: $194.5K
Touring: $5M

No. 34 The Rolling Stones ($5.69 million)
Streaming: $2.97M
Sales: $1.8M
Publishing: $1.17M
Touring: $0

No. 40 Aerosmith ($5.35 million)
Streaming: $1.33M
Sales: $564K
Publishing: $840K
Touring: $2.7M

The full list can be found HERE.

Aerosmith Postpone 50th Anniversary Show To 2022

Aerosmith have postponed their 50th anniversary show at Fenway Park in Boston, MA once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is now scheduled to take place on September 8, 2022. The band commented:

“We wanted to let you know that our 50th Anniversary Fenway show is moving to Thursday, September 8, 2022. While we know that means you have to wait a bit longer, we feel confident this is the right move in order to ensure we give you all the show you deserve for everyone who has held onto their ticket to see this show. All tickets will be valid for the new dates. Check your emails for more details. We can’t wait to rock with you all!”

Aerosmith Team Up With Harley-Davidson For New Limited Edition Merch

Aerosmith have teamed up with Harley-Davidson for a new limited edition merch line. The collaboration includes 17 different items across six capsules: “Burnout,” “Dream On,” “Pump,” “Aero Force One,” “Toxic Twins,” and “Draw the Line.” The merch will be available at Harley-Davidson dealerships and at Harley-Davidson.com. Joe Perry commented:

“We’re thrilled to be partnering up with Harley-Davidson on this capsule. They’re an American institution and share an authenticity and effortless style that encapsulates what Aerosmith is all about. We’re excited to get the collection in the hands of the fans.”

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Aerosmith And ZZ Top Members Performing Fleetwood Mac’s “Rattlesnake Shake”

Pro-shot footage of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, and more performing a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rattlesnake Shake” can be seen below. The live video was recorded during a tribute show for Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green on February 25, 2020 at the London Palladium. The full concert, which took place several months before Green’s death, was originally supposed to be screened in UK theaters next month, but it will now arrive on video-on-demand in April, before being released on Blu-ray, CD, and vinyl on April 30.

Aerosmith Postpone European/UK Tour To 2022

Aerosmith have postponed their European/UK tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place in 2022.

2022 Tour Dates:

05/28 Moscow, RUS – VTB Arena
06/01 Lisbon, POR – Altice Arena
06/04 Madrid, SPA – Wanda Stadium
06/07 Zurich – SWI – Hallenstadion
06/13 Paris, FRA – AccorHotels Arena
06/16 Middlefart, DEN – Rock Under The Bridge
06/22 London, UK – The O2
06/28 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
07/01 Sheffield, UK – Sheffield Arena
07/04 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena
07/07 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
07/10 Budapest, HUN – Puskas Stadium
07/13 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena

Watch Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler And Joe Perry Take Part In Virtual “Wayne’s World” Reunion

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry recently took part in a virtual “Wayne’s World” reunion as part of Josh Gad’s “Reunited Apart” series. You can check that out below. Aerosmith originally turned down the chance to appear in the first “Wayne’s World” movie, but they later decided to appear in the sequel.

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler And Joe Perry To Take Part In Virtual “Wayne’s World” Reunion

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have announced that they will be taking part in an upcoming “Wayne’s World” reunion. The virtual event will premiere on December 7 at 9 a.m. PT /12 p.m. ET as part of Josh Gad’s “Reunited Apart” series. Aerosmith originally turned down the chance to appear in the first “Wayne’s World” movie, but they later decided to appear in the sequel.

Peter Green (Ex-Fleetwood Mac) Tribute Show Featuring Metallica, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Etc. Members To Be Screened In Theaters

On February 25, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, Jonny Lang, and more paid tribute to Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green during a special concert at the London Palladium. Now, the show, which took place several months before Green’s death, will be screened in cinemas across the U.K. on March 23 and March 28, 2021. After that, the film will be released as a gatefold 4LP set, a 2CD/Blu-ray mediabook, and digitally on April 30, 2021. Mick Fleetwood commented:

“The concert was a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it’s important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music. Peter was my greatest mentor and it gave me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I was honoured to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician. ‘Then Play On’…”