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  1. I guess JBLZE supposedly will be included on the Phoenix date. The date is listed on Jason Bonham's website, as well as live nation, and radio stations in Phoenix are saying JBLZE will be there. What threw me for a loop is when the tour was announced through Foreigner's website, there were asterisks (and still are) on certain dates, indicating JBLZE would not be included. link Though it does say Additional dates and support to be announced. Their tour dates section of their website also does not show JBLZE playing for my town and certain other towns. I emailed Foreigner's website to get some confirmation.
  2. Guess I am a little slow but I finally got the 45rpm edition this past weekend and gave it a couple of loud spins and watched the DVD as well. I'm really pumped to see them in Phoenix now. Also listened to a few songs today that i like; Hip Boots, Get Me Outta Here, On Top of the World, and Birds of Prey. I really enjoyed the DVD also, as well as the album artwork. Deep Purple does vinyl right!
  3. I would definitely go if JBLZE was on the bill in Phoenix, but they are not. A few of the dates JBLZE is not included, you can find out for sure by looking at the tour dates on Foreigner's official website and clicking on 'More Info' on the date you're interested in.
  4. Foreigner Reunites With Lou Gramm, Al Greenwood And Ian McDonald For First Time Since 1980 July 21, 2017 Four of the five surviving original members of Foreigner reunited for a three-song encore during the band's concert last night (Thursday, July 20) at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, New York. Singer Lou Gramm, keyboardist Al Greenwood and multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald joined Mick Jones to perform "Long, Long Way From Home", "I Want To Know What Love Is" and "Hot Blooded". This marked the first time Jones, Gramm, Greenwood and McDonald had all shared a stage together since 1980. Said Mick Jones: "It was great to have Lou, Al and Ian join us on stage last night, and certainly brought back some special memories. All the original guys are out there playing live shows and working studio projects. A performance by the entire original band for a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction next year would be a great way to cap off our fortieth-anniversary celebrations." Video footage of last night's concert can be seen below. During an appearance on the "Trunk Nation" show on SiriusXM channel Volume (106), Gramm stated about the prospect of playing with his former bandmates again: "Mick and I have talked about it at length. I think there's a number of the original bandmembers that still play their instruments, and I think that if I make an appearance, it will be with the rest of the band, the original band. And we'll do half a dozen songs and then maybe do some things with his band." Although Gramm said that he would be open to doing "a song or two" with only the current Foreigner lineup, he added that he "would feel a lot better with the original members around me. I just would think it's appropriate, given what we're celebrating." Gramm, who learned two decades ago that he had what he called an "egg-sized tumor with tentacle-like appendages" in his frontal lobe, said that his health was "very good" at the moment "considering what I went through back in 1997." He explained; "I take care of myself explicitly. I've let go of all the alcohol and the drugs and that kind of life. And the life I'm leading now is probably what I should have been doing for all those years too. But I'm doing it now. And all my numbers are good, thank God. And after something like that, you can live a good, healthy life, but you have to really be serious about maintenance." Gramm's tumor turned out to be benign and he recovered, but it took years to retrain himself as a singer. He told "Trunk Nation" that adhering to a healthier regimen has helped him keep his voice in shape while out on the road. "Huge! Big time!' he said. "I drink a lot of water and try not to drink sugar-loaded things or things that will create phlegm, like milk and stuff. There's just certain things that you can do to help yourself. I warm up extensively before a show -- my voice, that is -- singing scales and little pieces of our songs and such. I get a short massage to loosen up shoulders that are tight and shoulder blades and neck muscles that I'll have to really depend on to hit the high notes. It's just a number of things that I do for myself that are good, instead of like the old days, when I was young, I'd do anything I could that was bad for me [laughs], as long as it felt good." Gramm and Jones's June 2013 performance of "I Want To Know What Love Is" and "Juke Box Hero" at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City marked the first time the pair has performed together in a decade after Gramm left Foreigner for a second time. Kelly Hansen has fronted the group since 2005. Jones is the sole remaining founding member in Foreigner's current lineup. Foreigner's 40th-anniversary tour -- with support from Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience -- kicked off July 11 in Syracuse and runs through September 9 in Auburn, Washington.
  5. Deep Purple Releases Longform Video For 'Johnny's Band'; Single Details Revealed July 20, 2017 The brand new longform Craig Hooper-directed video for the song "Johnny's Band" from legendary rockers Deep Purple can be seen below. Following the four-minute video clip for the song, the thirteen-minute longform serves as a fictional documentary about Johnny's Band. Its title, "From Here TO By There", is a clear reference to Deep Purple's movie documentary "From Here To InFinite", which is part of the limited edition of the band's recent worldwide success, "InFinite". The video (and song) is an in-depth, affectionate portrait of a fictional band that quickly gains success -- and as quickly loses it. Having been scripted and directed by Craig Hooper and Collin Games, who are also responsible for the original Deep Purple documentary, it gives a lot of attention to detail and doesn't take itself too seriously. The members of Johnny's Band are casted with quite familiar faces: in addition to S.E.X.'s Phil Jones, Sassafras's Dai Shell and Budgie's Steve Williams, the founding member and bass player of Saxon, Steve "Dobby" Dawson, who is said to be the inspiration for the "Spinal Tap" character Derek Smalls, is playing Old Bill The Bass. The young lead singer of Johnny's Band, Johnny Jones, is being played by singer-songwriter Steve Balsamo who among other things wrote and recorded together with the late Jon Lord. The strictly limited collector's edition single for "Johnny's Band" is going to be released on August 4 on earMusic, both physically and digitally, and includes four previously unreleased songs, all exclusive to this EP. Besides the "In & Out Jam", recorded by Roger Glover during the rehearsals for the album recording of "InFinite", the single is spiced with not only one but three live versions, all recorded on the successful "Now What?!" world tour in Gavle, Sweden on August 10, 2013. "Johnny's Band" single track listing: 01. Johnny's Band (Album Version) 02. In & Out Jam (Rehearsal Recording By Roger Glover) 03. Strange Kind Of Woman (Previously Unreleased Live Version) 04. The Mule (Previously Unreleased Live Version) 05. Hell To Pay (Previously Unreleased Live Version)
  6. Led Zeppelin Experience steals the show Foreigner, Cheap Trick bring back memories David Singer/For The Daily Gazette - July 19, 2017 Tuesday night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, three bands played songs that packed the FM airwaves during the '70s and a good part of the '80s. Out of the 15 men who performed in Foreigner, Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience on Tuesday night, only four were original members. But who's counting. The music sounded like it's always sounded. Fans knew what they were in for -- fun, nostalgic live music on a summer night, which they got and not an inch more. The real surprise was Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, which started the concert (with no original members). Son of original drummer John Bonham, Jason opened "Misty Mountain Hop" with a larger-than-life drum beat -- simple, huge, and unmistakably Zeppelin's. Bonham managed to nail his dad's legendary sound and style through all the tunes. He sat at the front edge of his seat and played with that legendary Bonham look -- frenzied and attacking like the last song he may ever play. The band matched the Zeppelin sound and mix. Songs were cut short -- no sky-high Jimmy Page solos -- but it was still fun to hear "Black Dog," "Ramble On" and "Whole Lotta Love," thought it was disappointing that they gutted the midsection of the latter tune. Drumming has come a long way since the '70s; Bonham had the licks down pat, inserting some fancy moves inside his dad's large spacious fills without losing the spirit of his drumming. Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Foreigner played nothing but hits. To their credit, they didn't try to sell anything new, you knew every song -- for better or worse -- from "Head Games" to "Feels Like the First Time." The seven-piece band was spread out on the large, lit stage like a '70s arena-rock group. Singer Kelly Hansen worked the stage, waved his arms and offered the drama of a '70s styled front man. He sounded a lot like original vocalist Lou Gramm, particularly on songs like "Cold as Ice," and "Urgent," which didn't sound any better live than on the radio. The classic synthesizer sounds came out for "Waiting for a Girl Like You." Hansen's singing on this ballad exposed some differences from Gramm. Mick Jones was the only original band member on stage, Jones was the chief writer and founder, and also produced. But Hansen played the lead role, screaming corny lines between every song -- "Are we ready to rock and rolllll!!!!!" Jones did speak before introducing and singing "Starrider," crediting Hansen for the band's new wave of success. This was the one song that deviated form the pack, displaying a hint of prog-rock early in their career, but an avenue they never fully pursued. Their pop songs, like "Blue Morning, Blue Day," have a quality to them. But that doesn't fully explain how these quintessentially '70s pop tunes continue to attract 8,000-plus excited fans to their shows. Cheap Trick doesn't have the number of hits Foreigner has -- in Japan Cheap Trick had more commercial success than it did in the U.S. -- but they had enough to occupy an hour-long set. "I Want You to Want Me" was their first big one they broke out Tuesday night. While it wasn't always easy to recognize that familiar voice of Robin Zander during the heavier stuff, he sounded like himself on these hits, particularly on "Surrender," their best song of the night. Fun to hear a teenage fight song when a large part of the audience has grandchildren. "Mama's alright, daddy's alright, they just seem a little weird." Along with Zander, originals Rick Nielsen and Tom Peterson were on stage. They piled all their hits into the end of the show: it might have helped the energy to use, say, "Dream Police," somewhere upfront. Cheap Trick is a hard-driving pop band, but had a punkish edge that once gave them some depth or mystery Tuesday night, the punk was still there, the edge is all gone, but they are definitely having a good time performing. The Daily Gazette
  7. Happy belated 51st birthday to Jason Bonham !!!
  8. With this summer tour with Foreigner JBLZE is playing at the biggest venues it has ever played.