Deep Purple Announce Summer Tour Dates

Hard rock legends Deep Purple have announced dates for a North American summer tour with some media outlets reporting that the band is expected to announce additional dates soon.
The announced dates kick off on July 14th in Lewiston, NJ at Art Park Amphitheatre and conclude on August 15th in Indio, Ca at the Fantasy Springs Casino.

The band has also previously revealed a spring tour of Mexico that will be launching on May 27th in Puebla at Centro Expositor and wrapping up on June 7th in Ciudad Juarez at Estadio Carta Blanca.

Deep Purple will also be launching a European tour this fall, kicking things off in Lodz, Poland on October 25th at Atlas Arena and concluding the tour on December 3rd in London at the O2.

In late August the group will make two European music festival appearances; the first in Arbon, Switzerland at the Summer Days Festival and the second at the Summer Nights festival in Singmaringen, Germany.

The current lineup of the band features vocalist Ian Gillan, bass player Roger Glover, drummer Ian Paice, guitarist Steve Morse and organ and keyboard player Don Airey.

U.S. Summer Dates:
07/14 – Lewiston, NJ – Art Park Amphitheatre
07/22 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Pac
07/24 – Lynn, MA – Lynn Auditoriu
07/25 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater
07/30 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort & Casino
08/02 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
08/04 – Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
08/05 – Columbus, OH – Ohio State Fair
08/07 – Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Casino
08/12 – Costa Mesa, CA – Orange County Fair
08/14 – Laughlin, NV – Edgewater Casino
08/15 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Casino

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The Doors Debut Added To Library Of Congress Registry

The Doors seminal 1967 self-titled debut album is among 25 new additions selected for induction into the Library Of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

Works by Radiohead (“OK Computer”), Sly And The Family Stone (“Stand!”), The Righteous Brothers (“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’”), Steve Martin (“A Wild and Crazy Guy”) and Tennesse Ernie Ford (“Sixteen Tons”) and more are being recognized for their cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society and the nation’s audio legacy.

Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian, with advice from the Library’s National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB), is tasked with annually selecting 25 recordings that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and are at least 10 years old.

“Congress understood the importance of protecting America’s aural patrimony when it passed the National Recording Preservation Act 15 years ago,” says Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. “By preserving these recordings, we safeguard the words, sounds and music that embody who we are as a people and a nation.”

The new selections bring the total number of recordings on the registry to 425, a small part of the Library’s vast recorded-sound collection of nearly 3 million items.

The Doors debut is considered one of the most influential albums in the progression of psychedelic rock, featuring instant classics like “Break On Through (To The Other Side)”, “Soul Kitchen”, “The End” and the No. 1 single, “Light My Fire.”

The record remains the band’s most successful studio release, selling more than 4 million copies in the States alone and over 17 million worldwide.

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Pete Berwick Signs With Little Class Records

Little Class Records would like to welcome Pete Berwick to the roster! Pete is a well seasoned troubadour who is considered to be a pioneer in the early Cowpunk movement of the 80′s/90′s. He’ll be swinging thru the first week of April to cut a record at Electric Cat Studios with some of our star players! This will be Pete’s first full length album in 5 years and we’re proud to be a part of it! Pete is truly a gem of a songwriter. Poke around his website (under construction), learn and listen! You quickly see why we jumped at the chance to work with Pete Berwick!

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Alabama Rosemont Theater, Rosemont, 7/10, 8 PM, on sale Sat 3/28, 11 AM.

Jason Aldean First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 7/17, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, 10 AM.

Aristocrats Reggie’s Rock Club, 7/24, 7 PM.

Avery Sunshine The Promontory, 7/23-24, 8 PM.

Black Milk Subterranean, 6/21, 9 PM.

Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten Rosemont Theater, Rosemont, 5/5, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/27, 11 AM.

Cancer Bats Cobra Lounge, 6/17, 9 PM.

Cave Singers Schubas, 6/22, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, noon.

Chicago Blues Festival with Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal Trio, Toronzo Cannon, and more Grant Park, 6/12-14, all-ages, free.

Elizabeth Cook City Winery, 5/31, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/26, noon.

Death Grips Metro, 6/30, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, 10 AM.

Chaka Demus & Pliers the Shrine, 5/17, 10 PM.

The Dø Schubas, 6/2, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, noon.

Dru Hill The Promontory, 4/25, 7 and 10:30 PM.

John Fogerty FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, 7/8, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, 10 AM.

Frankie Cosmos Beat Kitchen, 5/30, 10 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, 10 AM.

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell City Winery, 5/10, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/26, noon.

Lalah Hathaway the Shrine, 6/12, 9:30 PM.

Hayden Schubas, 5/8, 7 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, noon.

Amy Helm City Winery, 7/7, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/26, noon.

Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons Schubas, 6/5, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, noon.
Juicy J House of Blues, 6/6, 9 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, 10 AM.

Kyle Subterranean, 5/3, 7 PM, all-ages.

Leftover Salmon Park West, 7/2, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, 10 AM.

Lollapalooza Grant Park, 7/31-8/2.

Delbert McClinton City Winery, 7/29, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/26, noon.

Memory Tapes Schubas, 7/21, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, noon.

Menzingers Abbey Pub, 6/6, 8:30 PM.

Miami Horror Schubas, 6/30, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, noon.

Ingrid Michaelson, Jukebox the Ghost Chicago Theatre, 6/24, 7 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, 10 AM.

Nicki Minaj, Rae Sremmurd First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 8/9, 7 PM.

Of Monsters & Men Riviera Theatre, 5/12, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/27, 10 AM.

Ozric Tentacles Reggie’s Rock Club, 6/2, 7 PM.

Palma Violets Lincoln Hall, 5/23, 10 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, noon.

Porches Beat Kitchen, 5/29, 10 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, 10 AM.

Red Baraat City Winery, 6/7, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/26, noon.

Cathy Richardson Band City Winery, 5/22, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/26, noon.

Rich Robinson Band SPACE, Evanston, 6/17, 8
PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 3/27, 10 AM.

Royal Thunder Beat Kitchen, 6/22, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, 10 AM.

San Cisco Lincoln Hall, 6/23, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, noon.

Soft White Sixties Beat Kitchen, 5/3, 8 PM.

Marco Antonio Solis Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 7/25, 8 PM, on sale Fri 3/27, 10 AM.

Superheaven Beat Kitchen, 5/22, 5:30 PM, all-ages.

Tame Impala Riviera Theatre, 5/15, 8 PM, all-ages, sold out.

David Torn Constellation, 5/29, 8:30 PM.

Meghan Trainor Aragon Ballroom, 7/12, 7 PM, all-ages.

Virus Reggie’s Rock Club, 7/10, 7 PM.

Jody Watley the Shrine, 5/30, 9:30 PM.


Johnette Napolitano City Winery, 7/9, 8 PM, all-ages, rescheduled from 3/27.

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Porn Star Stoya Says Adult Film Is ‘Pretty Feminist’ Compared To Hollywood Movies

SOURCE: The Huffington Post

It’s no secret that Hollywood still struggles with creating significant, complex roles for women. But if you ask Stoya, the porn industry is a bit further ahead, the adult film star told HuffPost Live on Wednesday:

“It’s actually less of a rarity to see the lead female character be the most interesting thing in a production in porn than it is to see in Hollywood and independent [film] and television. That’s one of the things where typical porn actually is pretty feminist. The women are the stars. So if you’re going to focus a movie around your star and they’re female, it sort of inherently does tend to drag along a little more complexity.”

Stoya and fellow adult actress Kayden Kross recently struck out on their own and founded TRENCHCOATx, a porn site with a pay-per-scene model that gives users more choices about what and how much they buy. Statistics show how hard it is for women to climb the production ranks in Hollywood, but it’s quite common for performers to take control of their own work in pornography, Kross explained to HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri.

“Many, many girls end up with some sort of website that’s a subscription site or something where they are in charge of production for their own stuff or they’re partnered on production,” Kross said. “Going from performing to behind-the-scenes — production, investment, creating an online business — that’s very, very run of the mill in adult [entertainment].”

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DANZIG Resumes Work On New Album

Glenn Danzig was in a Los Angeles-area recording studio on Monday (March 16) with guitarist Tommy Victor and drummer Johnny Kelly laying down tracks for the upcoming DANZIG album, tentatively due in late 2015 or early 2016.

Not to be confused with Glenn’s “covers” record, which is scheduled for a late spring release, this will be the first all-new material by DANZIG since 2010′s “Deth Red Sabaoth” album.

Glenn’s “Danzig Legacy” special — which was filmed in May 2012 in Glendale, California with director Mark Brooks (Adult Swim’s “Metalocalypse”) — will be made available in a few weeks via Vimeo. Brooks and Danzig finished all editing and post EFX and “it came out epic,” according to a posting on Danzig’s official web site.

Danzig also recently worked on an EP of Elvis Presley covers.”Deth Red Sabaoth” sold 11,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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