Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 7/20, 1:15 PM, all-ages, on sale 4/4, 10 AM.

Judith Berkson, Brandon Seabrook Constellation, 6/29, 8:30 PM.

Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Negative Approach Reggie’s Rock Club, 6/14, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, noon.

Black Breath, Mutilation Rites Reggie’s Rock Club, 5/31, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Andrea Bocelli Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 12/13, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Mon 4/7, 10 AM.

California Honeydrops Schubas, 6/18, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, 9 PM.

Paul Collins Beat Wire, Berwyn, Berwyn, 5/29, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Elvis Costello Copernicus Center, 6/11, 7:30 PM, on sale Sat 4/5, 10 AM.

James Cotton SPACE, Evanston, 6/10, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Cultura Profetica Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 8/6, 8 PM, all-ages.

Deathhammer Reggie’s Rock Club, 5/14, 9 PM.

Elephant Man the Shrine, 4/23, 10 PM.

Joe Ely SPACE, Evanston, 6/5, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Fleetwood Mac United Center, 10/2, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Mon 4/7, noon.

Flobots Double Door, 7/7, 8 PM, on sale Sat 4/5, noon.

Foxy Shazam, Larry & His Flask Lincoln Hall, 6/21, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, noon.

Jackie Greene Lincoln Hall, 5/31, 9 PM.

Hoodie Allen Reggie’s Rock Club, 5/20, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Wed 4/2, noon.

HoZac Blackout Fest: Dictators, First Base, Shocked Minds, Counter Intuits, and others Empty Bottle, 5/15-17, on sale Wed 4/2, noon.

Iceage, Uniform Subterranean, 5/21, 9 PM, on sale Wed 4/2, noon.

Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples Aragon Ballroom, 7/25, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Jordan Klassen Beat Kitchen, 5/7, 8:30 PM.

David Liebe Hart Township, 5/4, 8 PM.

Ziggy Marley the Vic, 6/29, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Mercan Dede & Secret Tribe Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 6/18, 8 PM, all-ages.

Meshuggah, Between the Buried & Me the Vic, 6/15, 6:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Mirah SPACE, Evanston, 5/14, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Moving Units Empty Bottle, 6/3, 9 PM.
Nashville Pussy Martyrs’, 6/21, 9:30 PM.

New Edition the Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, 7/27, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Nothing Subterranean, 5/15, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Piano Guys Chicago Theatre, 10/17, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Red Fang, Big Business Wire, Berwyn, Berwyn, 6/3, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Park West, 6/14, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Sacco Schubas, 5/21, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, noon.

Say Anything, Front Bottoms Concord Music Hall, 7/11, 5:30 PM, all-ages.

Shawty Lo the Shrine, 5/20, 9 PM.

Sons of Fathers Schubas, 6/19, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, noon.
Spirit Family Reunion Schubas, 7/17, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, noon.

Otis Taylor SPACE, Evanston, 6/12, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

311 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, 7/11, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

A Wilhelm Scream Subterranean, 5/31, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Within Temptation the Vic, 10/1, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

Dizzy Wright Reggie’s Rock Club, 5/15, 8 PM.

Yanni Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, 9/6, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Mon 4/7, 10 AM.

Yes Copernicus Center, 7/26, 6 PM, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

David Crosby City Winery, 7/21, 8 PM; 7/22, 8 PM, all-ages.

Hamilton Leithauser Park West, 5/13, 7:30 PM, postponed.

Joshua Radin SPACE, Evanston, 7/13-14, 7:30 PM, all-ages, 7/14 is sold out, 7/13 added, on sale Fri 4/4, 10 AM.

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Bruce Springsteen, Michael Stipe, Questlove, Chris Martin, Tom Morello and many others will Appear at Rock Hall Induction

SOURCE: Rolling Stone

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced further details of the April 10th induction ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center: Michael Stipe is inducting Nirvana, though there’s no word on whether or not the surviving members will perform together. Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello will induct Kiss, who opted not to perform after a very public disagreement regarding which members would get to participate. Bruce Springsteen will induct the E Street Band, and they will perform together as well.

Coldplay’s Chris Martin will pay tribute to Peter Gabriel, who plans on performing. Glenn Frey of the Eagles will induct his former bandleader Linda Ronstadt, and a unique tribute will be staged to the singer featuring Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt. Questlove of the Roots will pay tribute to Hall and Oates, and the duo plans to play at the ceremony. Peter Asher is going to induct Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham. There’s no word on who will induct Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam).

This year’s event marks the first time the general public has been able to attend the ceremony in New York City. All previous ceremonies in the city were held at the Waldorf Astoria’s grand ballroom. A limited number of tickets have recently been made available on Ticketmaster due to production updates.

An edited version of the ceremony will air on HBO on May 31st at 9:00 p.m.

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GWAR’s DAVE BROCKIE To Be Laid To Rest Today

SOURCE: Blabbermouth
According to DEVILDRIVER vocalist Dez Fafara, late GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus) will be “laid to rest” later today (Tuesday, April 1).


Brockie was found dead in his home in Richmond on March 23. He was 50 years old.


GWAR manager Jack Flanagan released a statement saying, “It is with a saddened heart that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, artist, musician, and lead singer of GWAR, passed away at approximately 6:50 p.m. EST Sunday, March 23, 2014 . . . A full autopsy will be performed. He was 50 years old, born August 30, 1963. My main focus right now is to look after my bandmates and his family.”


Brockie is the second member of GWAR to die within the past three years. Guitarist Cory Smoot, who played the character Flattus Maximus, died of a heart attack on the band’s tour bus in November 2011 at the age of 34.


Brockie said at the time, “I think Cory’s death is a big wake-up call for all of us. We all breathed a big sigh of relief when we found out it wasn’t a drug overdose, to speak quite frankly. But then to think that he was 34 and died of a heart attack — it’s really scary.”


According to The Pulse Of Radio, Brockie was the last remaining original member of GWAR, which was founded 30 years ago. The future of the band at this stage is uncertain.


The satirical metal band earned a following for its macabre, over-the-top costumes, offensive lyrics and graphic, gore-soaked shows, in which the band members performed as the descendants of alien warriors who arrived on Earth to enslave and slaughter the human race.


The band released its 13th album, “Battle Maximus”, last year.

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MOTÖRHEAD’s LEMMY: ‘I Am Feeling A Lot Better Than I Did, Which Was Terrible’

SOURCE: Blabbermouth

Lemmy Kilmister was interviewed on the March 28-30 edition of Full Metal Jackie’s nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow.


To see a full list of stations carrying the program and when it airs, go to


Full Metal Jackie: So great to hear your voice. It has been a while. What have you been up to?


Lemmy: I have been ill for about a year, but I am pulling out of it now. I am getting better now.


Full Metal Jackie: You are feeling good?


Lemmy: Not good yet, but I am feeling a lot better than I did, which was terrible.


Full Metal Jackie: Well, that’s good. I will take that as a positive.


Lemmy: Yes, it is onward and upward, you know?


Full Metal Jackie: You are going to be having some tour dates in April, with Coachella, and it looks like a week of dates. Are you looking forward to getting back out on the road?


Lemmy: Yeah, it’s about time.


Full Metal Jackie: You have spent most of your time on the road on tour, it seems. Do you feel out of place or out of sorts when you are not out on the road?


Lemmy: I did at first, but then I got comfortable, but I will be alright.


Full Metal Jackie: You are looking forward to it, though?


Lemmy: Yeah. I am looking forward to hear some of the crowds again, you know?

Full Metal Jackie: I know us, the fans, are really looking forward to seeing you out there playing again. We are looking forward to that. That is happening in April there is going to be about a week of dates. Coachella, which you obviously have never played before have you ever been?


Lemmy: No, we are doing two shows at Coachella. The first one and the last one.


Full Metal Jackie: Are you looking forward to that?


Lemmy: Yeah, yeah. It depends on how the first one goes.


Full Metal Jackie: Over nearly 40 years, MOTÖRHEAD has played some unlikely venues but on paper a cruise ship sounds like the strangest to me. What appeals to you about the upcoming MotörBoat cruise?


Lemmy: It is something we haven’t done. We have played in places where there is a truck door to get off the stage, we’ve played in jail, we’ve played a lot of weird places, but we have never been on a boat. I used to go, when I went up to Liverpool to see THE BEATLES, they used to have rock ‘n’ roll cruises on these two old ferry boats. You get five bands and you go out for three or four hours and they [get up on] a stage and come back in. I used to go on those so I got the idea. I just told the people who run it to put their heads together and know what they are doing. Otherwise, it would be a terrible fiasco, you know?

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Devo to Tour In Memory of Bob “Bob 2” Casale

Devo will hit the road this June to play ten shows in North America in tribute to guitarist Bob “Bob 2” Casale, who died on February 17 at the age of 61.

The tour, titled Hardcore Devo Live!, will celebrate the band’s early material from 1974 to 1977, prior to their 1978 debut, Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!. It’ll kick off in Baltimore, Maryland and wrap up in Austin, Texas. The line-up for the shows is Jerry Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob “Bob 1″ Mothersbaugh and Josh Freese.

VIP ticket admission will let guests meet the band and exclusively view/purchase rare, limited edition photo prints by noted photographers shot during the band’s pre-label days.

A campaign was created by Devo’s assistant and webmaster Michael Pilmer via to help defray expenses related to Bob’s passing: he died without a will or life insurance, and there are medical and hospital bills and funeral expenses to be paid. A portion of proceeds from the new Devo tour will go to Bob’s family.

Devo Hardcore Devo Live! North American dates

June 18, Baltimore, MD, Ramshead

June 19, NYC, Best Buy Theatre

June 21, Chicago, IL, Arcada Theatre

June 23, Denver, CO, Summit Music Hall

June 25, Seattle, WA, Neptune

June 26, Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom

June 28, Oakland, CA, Fox Theatre

June 29, Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern

June 30, Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up

July 2, Austin, TX, ACL/Moody Theatre

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In October 2007, the Illinois Senate passed a resolution designating April 1 as Cheap Trick Day in the state. The band was also ranked No. 25 in VH1′s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

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