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

Watch Testament, Protest The Hero, The Acacia Strain, Etc. Members Cover Toto’s “Hold The Line”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Toto‘s “Hold The Line” with Rody Walker (Protest The Hero), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Devin Shidaker (The Acacia Strain), Samantha Mobley (Frozen Soul), Emily Lee (Shearwater, Loma), and Tanner Wayne (In Flames). You can check that out below:

Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass Recruits Amy Lee, Danko Jones, Etc. For “Vaccinated” Video

Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass has premiered a new video for his solo song “Vaccinated.” The track is a parody of the Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated” and the clip features: John C. Riley, The Protomen, Steve Lukather (Toto), Danko Jones, Ben Wells (Black Stone Cherry), Kevin Weisman, Eli Weisman, Dan Finnerty, Kirk Ward, J.R. Reed, Cynthia Ettinger, Amy Lee (Evanescence), Kathy Najimy, Kelly Loomis, Jack Black (Tenacious D), Samantha Bee, and Wanni Yu. Gass commented:

“Getting the world vaccinated is the difficult but necessary challenge of our times. That is why I wrote this important anthem for all of humankind. Please enjoy getting ‘Vaccinated’. You’re welcome.”

Numerous Rock And Metal Guitarists To Take Part In Fundraiser For Jason Becker

Numerous rock and metal guitarists will be teaming up to raise money for legendary guitarist Jason Becker, who has been battling ALS for over 30 years. The fundraiser will take place throughout March and April and it will be hosted by DragonForce‘s Herman Li.

Here’s what the fundraiser will include:

“1) A livestream telethon-style fundraiser on Twitch: special guests will appear on Herman Li’s Twitch channel to play, jam and participate in fan-generated challenges with all money raised going directly to Jason’s medical trust. Over $13,000 has been raised so far. Visit Jasonbecker.com or twitch.tv/hermanli for a full schedule of livestream guests.

2) Artists will donate signed guitars, merch and other rare items which will be sold via a special Reverb shop to benefit Jason. Details to be announced.

3) Three of Jason’s most important guitars will be auctioned off later this year, including the guitars seen on the covers of “Perpetual Burn”, “Speed Metal Symphony” and the original “Numbers” guitar played by Eddie Van Halen. Details to be announced.”

Here’s the musicians that will be taking part:

  • Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth)
  • Steve Vai
  • Joe Satriani
  • Steve Lukather (Toto)
  • Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Tremonti)
  • John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
  • Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth)
  • Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders)
  • Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper)
  • Orianthi
  • Devin Townsend
  • David Ellefson (Megadeth)
  • Michael Angelo Batio
  • Guthrie Govan
  • Tim Henson (Polyphia)
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Albert Lee
  • Matt Heafy (Trivium)
  • Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Satchel (Steel Panther)
  • John 5 (Rob Zombie)
  • Gus G (Firewind)
  • Nili Brosh (The Iron Maidens)
  • Jason Richardson (All That Remains)
  • The Dooo
  • Jared Dines
  • Ola Englund (The Haunted)
  • Steve Terreberry
  • Tyler Larson (Music is Win on YouTube)
  • Cole Rolland
  • Thomas McRocklin
  • Rusty Cooley
  • Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen)
  • Sam Totman (DragonForce)
  • Chris Broderick (Act Of Defiance, ex-Megadeth)
  • Lari Basilio
  • Sophie Lloyd
  • Federico Mondelli and Fabiola Bellomo (Frozen Crown)
  • Alex Lee (Holy Grail)
  • Stevie Salas
  • Elliot Easton (The Cars)
  • Mika Tyyska
  • Daniel Dekay (Diemonds)
  • N&M Creation

Li commented:

“I’ve been a huge fan of Jason Becker since I was young, and it’s one of the biggest honors of my life to be able to help organize this tribute and raise money for him. I still have a Jason Becker poster in my studio in London. It’s been very inspiring to see everyone coming together to celebrate Jason.”

Becker added:

“I am so grateful for all the love and support everyone has given to me and my family. As far as selling my guitars being sad, and that I shouldn’t have to do it, I just want you to know that isn’t how I feel. It makes me happy to see others playing my music. I feel good about passing on my guitars, thinking they mean something to others. I can’t play them now, but other folks can. That’s a good thing. And, I want myself and my family not to have to worry about money, if possible. Thank you for all the love, I send it right back to you.”

Slipknot, Black Sabbath, Etc. Members To Perform At Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) & Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) Tribute

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Dean and Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns N’ Roses), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Steve Lukather (Toto), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers),and more will be performing at a special tribute for Deep Purple‘s Glenn Hughes and Cheap Trick‘s Robin Zander, to commemorate their bands getting into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The event will take place at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, on May 12, all proceeds will go towards Sorum‘s Adopt The Arts charity.

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