Deep Purple Reschedule UK Dates For October 2022

Deep Purple have announced the rescheduled dates for their UK tour with Blue Öyster Cult. The trek will now take place in October 2022:

10/20 London, England – O2
10/22 Glasgow, Scotland – Hydro
10/23 Leeds, England – FD Arena
10/25 Birmingham, England – Utilita Arena
10/26 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena

Dee Snider, Dream Theater, Taking Back Sunday, Etc. To Be Featured In Long Island Music Hall Of Fame’s New Year’s Eve “Best Of The Awards Galas” TV Special

The Long Island Music Hall Of Fame have announced a special New Year’s Eve “Best Of The Awards Galas” TV special. The show, which will air on December 31 at 9 p.m. EST on News 12 plus (optimum channel 61), Fios (Verizon channel 530), and Facebook Live, will feature various highlights from past induction ceremonies.

Ernie Canadeo, Long Island Music Hall Of Fame chairman, commented:

“We are thrilled to present many highlights from our past induction ceremonies in this 90-minute presentation, presented by Jovia Financial Credit Union, and benefiting the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame’s educational and scholarship programs. It is a testament to Long Island’s diverse musical heritage with appearances and performances by so many world-renowned rock, folk, jazz, blues, hip-hop and classical artists. This New Year’s Eve presentation represents a finale to 2020 and a new beginning to live events in the new year.”

Zebra’s Randy Jackson will host the show and he had the following to say about it:

“I was very surprised and flattered to be asked to host the 2020 LIMHOF ‘Best Of The Award Galas’. The talent highlighted in this show far exceeds any other ‘regional’ Hall Of Fame, in both diversity and worldwide appeal. Back in 2006, I was asked to induct one of my idols, George Gershwin, into the first class of the LIMHOF. It is an honor to be back again to help present this retrospective!”

Here’s the artists that will be featured:

* Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge
* Lords of 52nd Street
* Uniondale High School Show Choir
* Joan Jett
* Jen Chapin / DMC
* Chuck D
* LL Cool J
* Kurtis Blow
* Little Anthony & The Imperials
* Debbie Gibson
* Lou Reed
* Ramones/Chris & Tina
* Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
* David Johansen (New York Dolls)
* Leslie West (Mountain)
* Ritchie Havens
* Billy Joel
* Peter Tork
* Garland Jeffreys
* Eric Bloom/Buck Dharma (Blue Öyster Cult)
* Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
* Cousin Brucie
* LL Cool J
* Taylor Dayne
* Steven Van Zandt
* Dream Theater
* Lesley Gore / Connie Stevens
* Clive Davis
* Taking Back Sunday
* Good Rats
* Cowsills
* Bowzer and friends

Blue Öyster Cult To Release “Live At Rock Of Ages Festival 2016” In December

Blue Öyster Cult have announced that they will be releasing “Live At Rock Of Ages Festival 2016” on December 4. The effort, which was recorded at the 2016 Rock Of Ages festival in Seebronn, Germany, will be available on CD/DVD, Blu-ray, and vinyl. You can find a live video for “Harvest Moon” from the set below:

“Live At Rock Of Ages Festival 2016” Track Listing:


01. “This Ain’t The Summer Of Love”
02. “Golden Age Of Leather”
03. “Burnin’ For You”
04. “Od’d On Life Itself”
05. “Harvest Moon”
06. “Me 262”
07. “Buck’s Boogie”
08. “Lips In The Hills
09. “Then Came The Last Days Of May”
10. “Godzilla”
11. “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”


01. “Golden Age Of Leather”
02. “Burnin’ For You”
03. “Od’d On Life Itself”
04. “Harvest Moon”
05. “Me 262”
06. “Buck’s Boogie”
07. “Lips In The Hills”
08. “Then Came The Last Days Of May”
09. “Godzilla”
10. “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”

Linkin Park, Alice In Chains, Anthrax, My Chemical Romance, Etc. Releases Set For 2020 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 27) has been posted. You can find a list of various rock/metal releases below. The full list can also be viewed HERE.


Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Alice In Chains – “Sap” (Legacy) (12″ vinyl) (limited to 8,500)
  • Anthrax – “Soldiers Of Metal” (Megaforce) (black in orange vinyl) (limited to 1,000)
  • Baroness – “Live At Maida Vale BBC Vol. II” (Abraxan Hymns) (limited to 3,500)
  • Beastie Boys – “Some Old Bullshit” (Capitol/UME) (limited to 1,000)
  • Blue Öyster Cult – “Live In Pasadena July ’83” (Real Gone Music) (2xLP) (limited to 1,300)
  • Buckcherry – “Buckcherry” (Real Gone Music) (limited to 1,500)
  • The Chariot – “Long Live” (Good Fight Music) (limited to 2,000)
  • Chris Cornell – “Patience” (Guns N’ Roses cover) (IGA) (7″) (limited to 6,000) [Features his cover of Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U” live at SiriusXM as the b-side]
  • Crown The Empire – “7102010” (Rise Records) (12″) (limited to 1,500)
  • Dio – “Dream Evil Live ’87” (Niji/BMG) (12″ picture disc) (limited to 2,500)
  • Ace Frehley – “Space Truckin’” (Deep Purple cover) (eOne Music) (12″) (limited to 2,100)
  • Linkin Park – “Meteora” (Warner Records) (2xLP on aqua blue vinyl) (limited to 3,000)
  • Motörhead – “Ace Of Spades” (Sanctuary/BMG) (12″) (limited to 2,500)
  • Motörhead – “On Parole (Expanded And Remastered)” (Parlophone) (2xLP/CD) (limited to 3,000/limited to 4,200)
  • My Chemical Romance – “Life On The Murder Scene” (Reprise) (limited to 7,500 copies)
  • Norma Jean – “Meridional” (Concord/Craft Recordings) (2xLP) limited to 2,500)
  • Puscifer – “Apocalyptical“/“Rocketman” (BMG/Alchemy) (7″) (limited to 2,000)
  • Shadows Fall – “Of One Blood” (M-Theory Audio) (blood red vinyl) (limited to 1,350)
  • Sunn O))) – “Flight Of The Behemoth” (Southern Lord) (2xLP) (limited to 800)
  • Corey Taylor/Dead Boys – “All This And More” (side by side) (Elektra) (12″ red vinyl) (limited to 4,000)
  • Tesla – “The Great Radio Controversy” (LMLR) (limited to 1,000)
  • Volbeat – “Hokus Bonus” (Republic) (grey limited edition vinyl) (limited to 3,000) [Featuring numerous bonus tracks from past albums]
  • Walking Papers – “The Light Below” (Carry On Music) (2xLP) (limited to 1,000)

[via The PRP]

Blue Öyster Cult Premiere “That Was Me” Video

Blue Öyster Cult have premiered a new video for their song “That Was Me.” This track features founding member Albert Bouchard and it will appear on the band’s new album “The Symbol Remains,” which is set to be released on October 9.

Blue Öyster Cult Premiere New Songs “That Was Me” And “Box In My Head”

Blue Öyster Cult have premiered two new songs, “That Was Me” and “Box In My Head.” Those tracks are from the band’s new album “The Symbol Remains,” which will be released on October 9.

Blue Öyster Cult, Queensrÿche, Etc. Members Join Forces In Bad Penny

Steve Augeri (ex-Journey), Todd La Torre (Queensrÿche), Danny Miranda (Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Queen), Jules Radino (Blue Öyster Cult), and Mike Holtzman have joined forces in a new project called Bad Penny. 102.3 WBAB will be hosting a Facebook Live listening event for the group’s first single “Voices In My Head” on August 24 at 8 p.m. EST. That track will be followed by “Lose Myself,” which will be released on September 1. Holtzman said the following about “Voices In My Head”:

“The country is kind of going nuts. We are social people, trapped indoors. We face uncertainty about the future. This song reflects that anxiety and the bottled energy we are all feeling.”