Billy Idol Drops Off Journey’s U.S. Tour, Toto Now Set To Perform On All Dates

Billy Idol has dropped off Journey’s U.S. tour as he prepares to undergo surgery for a chronic sinus infection. Toto will now open on all dates.

Tour Dates:

02/22 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
02/23 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
02/25 Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
02/27 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
02/28 Boston, MA – TD Garden
03/02 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
03/04 Hershey, PA – Giant Center
03/06 Manchester, NH -SNHU Arena
03/08 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
03/12 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
03/14 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
03/16 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
03/17 Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
03/19 Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
03/21 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
03/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
03/27 Portland, OR – Moda Center
03/28 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
03/31 San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
04/01 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
04/04 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
04/05 Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
04/07 San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
04/09 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
04/11 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
04/13 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
04/15 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
04/20 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
04/21 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
04/24 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
04/25 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
04/27 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
04/28 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
04/30 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
05/02 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
05/04 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
05/05 Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
05/07 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
05/09 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
05/11 Hartford, CT – XL Center

Journey Announce North American Tour With Billy Idol & Toto

Journey have announced a headlining North American tour. Billy Idol and Toto will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Billy Idol:

02/22 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
02/23 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
02/25 Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
02/27 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
02/28 Boston, MA – TD Garden
03/02 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
03/05 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
03/07 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
03/08 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
03/12 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
03/14 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
03/16 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
03/17 Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
03/19 Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
03/21 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
03/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
03/27 Portland, OR – Moda Center
03/28 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
03/31 San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
04/01 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
04/04 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
04/05 Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center

With Toto:

04/07 San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
04/09 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
04/11 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
04/13 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
04/15 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
04/20 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
04/21 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
04/24 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
04/25 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
04/27 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
04/28 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
04/30 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
05/02 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
05/04 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
05/05 Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
05/07 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
05/09 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
05/11 Hartford, CT – XL Center

Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, My Morning Jacket, Etc. Set For 2022 Shaky Knees Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s Shaky Knees Festival. The event will take place at Central Park in Atlanta, GA on April 29 to May 1 and it will feature: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, My Morning Jacket, Billy Idol, Highly Suspect, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Biffy Clyro, Dirty Honey, Angel Du$t, and more.

Slipknot, Foo Fighters, Jane’s Addiction, Etc. Members To Perform Sex Pistols & Lou Reed Songs During “Above Ground 3” Benefit Concert

Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) have revealed the artists that will be joining them at the third annual “Above Ground” benefit concert. The event will take place at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA on December 20 and the duo will be performing the Sex Pistols’ “Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols” and Lou Reed‘s “Transformer“ in full with Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Billy Idol, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Franky Perez (ex-Deadland Ritual, ex-Apocalyptica), and Etty Lau Farrell. Proceeds from the show will go towards MusiCares.

James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Steve Stevens (Billy idol), Patrick Moraz (Ex-The Moody Blues), Etc. Share Official Video For Their Cover Of Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar”

James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Steve Stevens (Billy idol), Patrick Moraz (ex-The Moody Blues), Rat Scabies (ex-The Damned), and Jah Wobble (ex-Public Image Ltd.) have shared a new video for their cover of Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar.” This track is from Cleopatra Records’ “Still Wish You Were Here – A Tribute To Pink Floyd” compilation, which was released today (May 28).

Black Map Share Billy Idol & U2 Covers Medley

Black Map (dredg, The Trophy Fire, etc.) have shared a new covers medley featuring Billy Idol‘s “Eyes Without A Face” and U2‘s “Exit.” Ben Flanagan commented:

“We had wrapped up the recording of our forthcoming album and still had the bug to create. At rehearsals we started jamming on covers from bands that influenced us in various ways and this whole thing just really came together. We wanted to be ambitious and combine a couple great songs that we felt would blend in a way that allowed us to put our own stamp on. While the album is getting finalized we wanted to give fans something special to enjoy before dropping new original music, which is right around the corner.”

Foo Fighters, Ghost, Korn, Etc. Members Take Part In Auction For Roadie Relief

Members of Foo Fighters, Ghost, Korn, KISS, 311, and more have contributed signed items to a silent auction in an effort to raise money for Roadie Relief. The auction will run through April 14 at 32auctions.com.

Here’s the various items up for auction:

01. Tommy Thayer (KISS) personally signed signature series Epiphone Les Paul.
02. Phil X (Bon Jovi) signed Gibson Les Paul Jr.
03. Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) piano black Gretsch Drum kit he used at Wembley Stadium in 2008 with All Access laminate from the show.
04. Papa Emeritus IV (Ghost) signed Hagstrom Phantom guitar.
05. A 30 min one on one Zoom with PNUT of 311.
06. 5 different Faith No More bundles that have signed poster, guitar pics and after show pass.
07. Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) signed cymbal (used at last Rage show).
08. 2 – 311 band signed posters.
09. Queen + Adam Lambert signed show poster from their last show plus a pair of Roger Taylor’s drum sticks.
10. Ray Luzier (Korn) signed snare drum (his signature series custom hard shell snare case also signed by him).
11. Metallica bundle including show poster, pair of Lars Ulrich’s used drum Sticks, and one of Lars’s custom snare drum Heads
12. Live performance photographs from shows including: Lemmy (Motörhead), Ozzy Osbourne, Keith Flint (Prodigy), Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses), Cardinal Copia (Ghost), and Tom Petty.
13. 311 signed skate deck.
14. Artist Thomas Estrada donated custom art commission to winning bidder.
15. Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) signed custom guitar pedal + guitar pics.
16. Avenged Sevenfold signed record.
17. Several concert collectors posters: Pearl Jam, Soundgarden (and more to come).
18. Darkglass Electronics 500 v1 bass amp
19. Aric Improta (Fever 333) custom art work drum head signed by him
20. Ray Luzier (Korn) signed drum head and pair of sticks
21. Foo Fighters Bundle – Taylor Hawkins’ sticks, Dave Grohl’s sweat band and guitar pic and 2 all access laminates.
22. Custom hand made guitar used on episodes of Couch Riffs.

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc. Members Covering Billy Idol’s “White Wedding”

On July 26, 2019, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe, etc.), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, etc.), and Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves) played a special covers set as “The Wedding Band” at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall in Richmond Hill, ON. Now, some pro-shot footage of the group performing a cover of Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” during the show has been shared online:

Watch Volumes, Ex-Machine Head, Etc. Members Cover Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell” with Myke Terry (Volumes, ex-Bury Your Dead), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Lee Jowono (Potion), Brandon Bruce (Havok), and Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man). “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Rebel rebel, how could they know? Hot yell, I love you so. It’s a Billy Idol cover and Phil is playing his solo in a tiny child rocket ship tent. We did it, everyone! This is our 20th (!!!) bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com

Ministry, Tenacious D, Stitched Up Heart, Etc. Members Added To Second Annual “Above Ground” Benefit Concert

More artists have been added to the second annual “Above Ground” benefit concert. The event will take place at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on September 16 and the updated lineup includes: Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Billy Idol, Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Jack Black (Tenacious D), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Juliette Lewis, Steve Vai, Mike Garson (David Bowie), Brad Wilk (Prophets Of Rage/Rage Against The Machine), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Carmine Rojas (David Bowie), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Franky Perez (Deadland Ritual), Twiggy, Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Mixi Demner (Stitched Up Heart), Jason Christopher (Prong), Etty Lauy Farrell (Kind Heaven Orchestra), Erik Eldenius (Billy Idol), Paul Trudeau (Billy Idol), Donovan Leitch, and Julie Mintz. As previously reported, the all-star band will be playing David Bowie’s “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” and The Stooges’ self-titled debut album in full. Profits will be donated to MusiCares.