New TAYLOR HAWKINS AND THE COATTAIL RIDERS Album To Feature DUFF MCKAGAN, ROGER TAYLOR, NANCY WILSON
on October 15, 2019 at 12:42
On November 8, Taylor Hawkins will descend from the levitating drum throne on which he's spent two years on tour supporting FOO FIGHTERS' international #1 album "Concrete And Gold". The forthcoming third TAYLOR HAWKINS AND THE COATTAIL RIDERS album, "Get The Money", will be released by Shanabelle/RCA Records on that date, and can be pre-ordered now with all pre-orders receiving the instant grat track "Crossed The Line" (featuring guest turns from Hawkins's bandmate Dave Grohl and YES vocalist Jon Davison). Produced by John Lousteau and Taylor himself, and mixed by Sylvia Massy, "Get The Money" follows Taylor's 2016 six-song mini-LP "KOTA" by three years almost to the day, and features a scope far wider than "KOTA"'s takes on suburbia's bizarro underbelly. The new album finds Taylor and Coattail Riders Chris Chaney, Brent Woods and John Lousteau accompanied by an all-star supporting cast including Taylor's fellow FOO FIGHTERS Dave Grohl and Pat Smear, Roger Taylor, Joe Walsh, Duff McKagan, Nancy Wilson, Chrissie Hynde, Perry Farrell, LeAnn Rimes and more, collectively creating a staggering, epic sprawl that swerves from classic rock to prog and glam and all points between. "Get The Money" track listing: 01. Crossed The Line (featuring Dave Grohl, Jon Davison) 02. Don't Look At Me That Way (featuring Duff McKagan, Nancy Wilson) 03. You're No Good At Life No More (featuring Dave Grohl) 04. I Really Blew It (featuring Dave Grohl, Perry Farrell) 05. Queen Of The Clowns (featuring Mark King) 06. Get the Money (featuring Joe Walsh, Chrissie Hynde, Duff McKagan) 07. C U In Hell (featuring LeAnn Rimes) 08. Middle Child (featuring Dave Grohl) 09. Kiss The Ring 10. Shapes Of Things (featuring Roger Taylor, Pat Smear) Since the Texas-born Laguna-bred force of nature made his Foo Fighting debut on the tour supporting 1997's sophomore opus "The Colour And The Shape", he has been an essential element of the sound and personality of the last great American arena/stadium rock band. He's played on Grammy-winning FF albums, including "There Is Nothing Left To Lose", "One by One" and "Wasting Light", and contributed lead vocals to "Concrete And Gold"'s "Sunday Rain", as well as "Cold Day In The Sun" from 2005's "In Your Honor". Taylor's previous extracurricular output includes two albums from TAYLOR HAWKINS AND THE COATTAIL RIDERS, one with THE BIRDS OF SATAN, the above-mentioned "KOTA" mini-LP that featured Hawkins on lead vocals and nearly every instrument. Photo credit: Oliver Halfin
ALICE COOPER Announces Spring 2020 North American Tour With LITA FORD
on October 15, 2019 at 10:32
Following his just-concluded, wildly successful U.K. arena tour, Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Alice Cooper has announced his spring 2020 tour plans. He will extend the "Ol' Black Eyes Is Back" show, which debuted in summer 2019 to the delight of fans, into the new year. The spring 2020 leg of the tour kicks off on April 1 in Peterborough, Ontario and runs through April 22 in Portland, Oregon. These dates will feature special guest Lita Ford. The legendary rocker will also return to the road for the fall 2019 leg of the tour. The trek begins on November 3 in Florida before wrapping on November 30 in Illinois. After a break for the holiday season, Alice will take "Ol' Black Eyes Is Back" to Australia and New Zealand in February 2020. Spring 2020 tour dates: April 01 - Peterbrorough, ON - Memorial Centre April 03 - Grand Rapids, MI - DeVos Music Hall April 05 - Appleton, WI - Fox Performing Arts Center April 07 - Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theatre April 08 - Davenport, IA - Adler Theatre April 10 - Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center April 11 - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall April 13 - Regina, SK - Conexus Arts Centre April 15 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium April 16 - Prince George, BC - CN Centre April 18 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Centre April 19 - Penticton, BC - South Okanagan Events Centre April 20 - Seattle, WA - McCaw Hall April 22 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium Last month, Cooper released the "Breadcrumbs" EP via earMUSIC. The effort is Alice Cooper's tribute to the garage rock heroes from his former hometown, Detroit. The EP features six brand new recordings and is available on digital and as limited and numbered 10-inch vinyl — with only 20,000 copies worldwide — sold at very special price. Joining Cooper on the recordings are MC5's Wayne Kramer, jazz singer Paul Randolph, former GRAND FUNK RAILROAD member Mark Farner, ex-DETROIT WHEELS drummer Johnny "Bee" Badanjek and Mick Collins. The EP includes covers of Bob Seger's 1966 single "East Side Story", MC5's "Sister Anne", Suzi Quatro's "Your Mamma Won't Like Me" and MITCH RYDER AND THE DETROIT WHEELS' "Devil With A Blue Dress". Cooper's next full-length album is due in 2020. Alice recently completed a North American tour with HALESTORM. Just announced: Ol’ Black Eyes Is BACK for additional dates in 2020 with special guest Lita Ford ? VIP pre-sale begins tomorrow at 10am local. Sign up to get notified here: bit.ly/alicecooperlist Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local on AliceCooper.com Posted by Alice Cooper on Tuesday, October 15, 2019
KIM THAYIL On SOUNDGARDEN's ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Nomination: CHRIS CORNELL 'Would Be Very Excited'
on October 15, 2019 at 10:22
SOUNDGARDEN is among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2020. It is the first nomination for SOUNDGARDEN, which will be represented by its final lineup of Matt Cameron, Chris Cornell, Ben Shepherd and Kim Thayil, along with original bassist Hiro Yamamoto. To be eligible for this year's ballot, each nominee's first single or album had to be released in 1994 or earlier. SOUNDGARDEN has been eligible since 2013. With PEARL JAM and fellow Seattle icons NIRVANA both having been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, it would only make sense that SOUNDGARDEN get recognized as well. "When I was first told, I wasn't sure which end is up because of the jet lag," Thayill told Billboard. "Then I took some time and wrapped my head around it, and I felt good. I thought this is important, especially for the legacy of SOUNDGARDEN, and for Chris's legacy. It's really important now to understand this from the perspective of the fans and to understand SOUNDGARDEN as both a current enterprise as well as a posthumous exercise." Asked if the Rock Hall nomination is a bit bittersweet because Cornell is not alive to participate, Thayil said: "It is very bittersweet. He would be pleased with it. That's certainly different from where we were maybe in the '80s and early '90s, but I know from Chris attending one or two [induction ceremonies] and inducting HEART that he saw the significance of it and saw how important it was to the fans and to the bands being inducted, and he said, 'Yes, this is very important and it's cool,' so he would be very excited." Just a few weeks before his death, Cornell seemed ambivalent about the idea of being inducted into the Rock Hall. "To be honest, it doesn't really make any difference to me," he told Den Of Geek, although he himself inducted HEART and admitted he was "really proud" of bandmate Matt Cameron, who was inducted as a member of PEARL JAM. "I'm not trying to be negative about it. The one thing about inducting HEART was that I was actually really moved by their fans, and the fans were the people in the cheap seats that were screaming, and they were outside saying hi every time you'd come and go over the course of the two days. That was when it made sense to me, that it matters to the fans, and if it matters to the fans, then I think it matters. But they deserve ownership of it."
SCOTT GORHAM On THIN LIZZY Being Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 'If It Ever Happens, That Would Be Great'
on October 15, 2019 at 10:06
THIN LIZZY is among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2020. It is the first nomination for THIN LIZZY, which will be represented by Phil Lynott, Brian Downey, Eric Bell, Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. To be eligible for this year's ballot, each nominee's first single or album had to be released in 1994 or earlier. THIN LIZZY has been eligible since 1996. In an interview conducted last week, Jeff Gaudiosi of MisplacedStraws.com asked Gorham if he ever thinks about THIN LIZZY's place in the Rock Hall. The guitarist responded: "Well, I don't. I don't even know what it takes to get into the Hall Of Fame, so I don't even kind of go there. I don't even know how it's done. I mean, do you get voted in or something? I have no idea. So, no, I don't go there at all. If it ever happens, that would be great. But, no, I don't think in those lines." Since his untimely death in 1986, Lynott has left a musical legacy that continues to influence and inspire musicians around the globe. Even the legendary Bob Dylan has been quoted singing LIZZY's praises. Over the years, Lynott's songs have been covered by an array of such diverse performers as Henry Rollins, THE CORRS, SMASHING PUMPKINS, Randy Bachman, Huey Lewis, METALLICA and THE CURE. In 1994, Gorham launched a new touring version of THIN LIZZY with latter-day LIZZY guitarist John Sykes. The group underwent several lineup changes before the arrival of singer Ricky Warwick and guitarist Damon Johnson.
JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 'It's Just Another Thrill, Again, To Be Nominated'
on October 15, 2019 at 09:27
JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford says that he is excited to be nominated for the second time for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. Having been eligible for induction since 1999, JUDAS PRIEST was on the ballot for last year's class of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but ultimately didn't clinch the nomination. Earlier today, it was announced that JUDAS PRIEST is among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2020. The top vote-getters will be announced in January and inducted May 2, 2020 at a ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall. "It's just another thrill, again, to be nominated," Halford tells Billboard, "and so quickly because I know sometimes the nominations can get stretched out for quite a long period of time. So to get another one so quickly is wonderful and another great moment for the PRIEST and for our fans. "There's always a tinge of controversy about the Hall," Halford adds, "but the fact that PRIEST is here again speaks volumes about the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame respecting heavy metal music, especially British heavy metal music." To be eligible for this year's ballot, each nominee's first single or album had to be released in 1994 or earlier. A voter pool of more than 1,000 artists, historians, journalists and members of the music industry will select the new class. Fans will also have a chance to take part in the process by voting at RockHall.com or an interactive kiosk at the museum in Cleveland. Halford, Les Binks, K.K. Downing, Ian Hill, Dave Holland, Glenn Tipton and Scott Travis are on the ballot for JUDAS PRIEST. Downing, who left the band acrimoniously eight years ago, told BlastEcho in a 2016 interview that he "would be fine" with performing with his former bandmates at the Rock Hall induction ceremony if they were to ever receive the honor. Halford was also open to the idea of reuniting with Downing on the night, telling Billboard in 2017: "Everything's on the table for anyone that's been associated with PRIEST in and out of the band."
JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUNDGARDEN Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction
on October 15, 2019 at 08:31
JUDAS PRIEST, MC5, MOTÖRHEAD, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUNDGARDEN, T.REX and THIN LIZZY are among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2020. Also nominated are Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, DEPECHE MODE, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, KRAFTWERK, RUFUS FEATURING CHAKA KHAN and Todd Rundgren. The top vote-getters will be announced in January and inducted May 2, 2020 at a ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall. To be eligible for this year's ballot, each nominee's first single or album had to be released in 1994 or earlier. A voter pool of more than 1,000 artists, historians, journalists and members of the music industry will select the new class. Fans will also have a chance to take part in the process by voting at RockHall.com or an interactive kiosk at the museum in Cleveland. According to Rolling Stone, the Hall Of Fame has also announced the individual members of each band that will be inducted. Les Binks, K.K. Downing, Rob Halford, Ian Hill, Dave Holland, Glenn Tipton and Scott Travis are on the ballot for JUDAS PRIEST. Trent Reznor will accept the honor alone should NINE INCH NAILS get in. MOTÖRHEAD are represented by Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, "Fast" Eddie Clarke and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, while T.REX members Marc Bolan, Mickey Finn, Steve Currie, Bill Legend were selected and THIN LIZZY will be represented by Phil Lynott, Brian Downey, Eric Bell, Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. Even though artists are eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single, iconic hard rock and metal bands like IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and MOTÖRHEAD have yet to be recognized by the institution, which inducted GUNS N' ROSES in that group's first year of eligibility. Having been eligible for induction since 1999, JUDAS PRIEST was on the ballot for last year's class of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but ultimately didn't clinch the nomination. Rock Hall rules state that artists become eligible a quarter century after their first records were released, but the Hall also claims that other "criteria include the influence and significance of the artists' contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock 'n' roll," which is, of course, open to interpretation. Eligible for induction since 1999, KISS didn't get its first nomination until 2009, and was finally inducted in 2014. DEEP PURPLE was eligible for the Rock Hall since 1993 but didn't get inducted until 2016. Last year, PRIEST singer Rob Halford said that he believed his band will eventually be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He said: "Everybody has different opinions on this Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. It's kind of a controversial issue for some musicians. And I think everybody in the band has a slightly different observation on it. But I think on the whole, it's no different to the other institutions of the same experience in America, like the Basketball Hall Of Fame and the Football Hall Of Fame. If you are included in that kind of place, it's something of an honor, because you're surrounded by your peers, you're surrounded by the people who enjoyed the same life and experience in that kind of endeavor. So if that does happen for JUDAS PRIEST, I think it will be a wonderful moment, because we're a British heavy metal band and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is an American institution, but it still carries weight around the world. So we'll wait and see. I think we will get in there eventually, hopefully." Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing, who left the band acrimoniously eight years ago, told BlastEcho in a 2016 interview that he "would be fine" with performing with his former bandmates at the Rock Hall induction ceremony if they were to ever receive the honor. Halford was also open to the idea of reuniting with Downing on the night, telling Billboard in 2017: "Everything's on the table for anyone that's been associated with PRIEST in and out of the band." With PEARL JAM and fellow Seattle icons NIRVANA both having been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, it would only make sense that SOUNDGARDEN — who have been eligible since 2013 and were on that vaunted scene before either of those other bands — get recognized as well. But just a few weeks before his May 2017 death, SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell said it was not something he thought about all that much. "To be honest, it doesn't really make any difference to me," he told Den Of Geek, although he himself inducted HEART and admitted he was "really proud" of bandmate Matt Cameron, who was inducted as a member of PEARL JAM. "I'm not trying to be negative about it. The one thing about inducting HEART was that I was actually really moved by their fans, and the fans were the people in the cheap seats that were screaming, and they were outside saying hi every time you'd come and go over the course of the two days. That was when it made sense to me, that it matters to the fans, and if it matters to the fans, then I think it matters. But they deserve ownership of it."
BLACK STONE CHERRY Releases Music Video For Cover Of OTIS RUSH's 'All Your Love'
on October 15, 2019 at 07:58
BLACK STONE CHERRY has released the official music video for its version of Otis Rush's "All Your Love". The song comes from the band's second riotous, rip-roaring tribute to its blues heroes on "Black To Blues Volume 2", which will be released on November 1 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Speaking about the track, BLACK STONE CHERRY explains: "John Fred had the absolute honor to meet Mr. Rush when THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS played with him at the Blues Aid festival in Helena, Arkansas. His kindness and larger-than-life personality was encouraging and stuck. When we did the 'Black To Blues Volume 2' album, we had the idea to cover 'All Your Love'. The arrangement is true to the original but with our special BSC touch. I think he would be proud to know his music is still inspiring younger generations. Hope ya'll enjoy!" The first installment of the series, "Black To Blues", was released in October 2017 and crashed straight into No. 1 in the Billboard Blues chart and reached the top 30 U.K. album chart with a wave of praise from both the press and fans. Chris Robertson said: "We could have never dreamed of the reaction we got from 'Black To Blues'. It was amazing to have such a positive reaction to our take on some of our biggest influences in music. Now we are back for round two and we have added our great friend Yates Mckendree on organ/keys and he also makes an appearance on guitar! We kept a couple artists in the lineup from last time and introduced a few others into the mix as well! We can't wait for everyone to hear and feel how much fun we had recording this project!" Since the last blues EP, BLACK STONE CHERRY released its latest studio album "Family Tree" (2018), which reached the Top 10 U.K. album chart (their third in a row) and Billboard Top 10 Hard Rock albums. The band spent the time following that touring Europe extensively, including a 2018 U.K. arena tour with MONSTER TRUCK, a main-stage sub-headline performance at Download festival — under GUNS N' ROSES — plus performances at Graspop Metal Meeting, Rock Am Ring and standout sets this summer at Wacken Open Air, a sold-out Caerphilly Castle (Wales) and an explosive headline slot at Ramblin' Man Fair. They have also criss-crossed their way around the U.S., including shows with GOV'T MULE, TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN, THREE DOORS DOWN and LYNYRD SKYNYRD. In amongst all of this, they still found time to record a hip-shaking new record and once again produced by the band themselves, they recorded it at Monocle Studios in Sulphur Well, Kentucky. The EP kicks off with Robertson introducing McKendree on the organ as they launch into Freddie King's "Big Legged Woman". It's wild, raucous and has their own unmistakeable groove woven through the song as has their unrelenting take on Howlin' Wolf's "Down In The Bottom" — both legends covered on the previous record. Talking about King and Wolf, guitarist Ben Wells says: "Those are some of our absolute favorites. We always identify with those guys ‘cause they had grooves and riffs like we would put in our tunes. So we are naturally drawn to that." This is where the link between the blues and BLACK STONE CHERRY weaves in so perfectly; the groove and heart of those early songs embody the essence and beginnings of Kentucky's favorite rockers. "Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Howlin' Wolf, and the like," Wells explains. "We used to listen to that constantly growing up, and still do. It's what we grew up playing and learning together. It's the DNA of what our band is. It's not just us covering songs. It's about doing our own version of each song." Fans that have seen the band grow over their ascent to arenas will have often seen their love for the blues with songs regularly making into the live set. This time around they bring in Robert Johnson's howling "Me And The Devil Blues", the sultry slow-burning "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)", originally performed by Mississippi legend Otis Rush, and Elmore James classic "Early One Morning", one of the wildest standout songs from the one the links between traditional Delta and Chicago blues. The album closes with their take on "Death Letter Blues" by Son House, which longtime fans will be familiar with from the band's live set and also featured on 2014 live album "Thank You: Livin' Live Birmingham". Talking about the reaction of the fans, Wells enthuses: "It's incredible!! The coolest part is hearing young fans say they never listened to these artists until we made them aware of them. That's amazing for us!" "Black To Blues Volume 2" track listing: 01. Big Legged Woman 02. Me And The Devil Blues 03. All Your Love (I Miss Loving) 04. Down In The Bottom 05. Early One Morning 06. Death Letter Blues
RUNNING WILD To Release 'Crossing The Blades' EP In December
on October 15, 2019 at 07:40
It's been three years since RUNNING WILD wowed its fans with its latest album, "Rapid Foray". Three years in which a lot of water has passed under the metal galleys of time and the fans' requests for new songs have become more and more vociferous. To ease the wait so that his supporters won't have to hold out until early summer 2020, RUNNING WILD captain Rock 'N' Rolf has come up with a real masterstroke: on December 6 2019 — Saint Nicholas Day! — the band will release the EP "Crossing The Blades", featuring four brand-new tracks, including an exciting cover of the KISS classic "Strutter". First of all, the focus is on the EP's opener, "Crossing The Blades". What's so special about this song is the fact that it's a harbinger of the next regular album, scheduled for release in summer, but will remain unique in its present incarnation. As Kasparek explains: "This version will only be available on the 'Crossing The Blades' EP. The album will feature a different version, completely re-recorded and with a number of little changes." The EP's second track is called "Stargazed" and should be familiar to a lot of Wacken Open Air attendees; after all, RUNNING WILD had presented the song exclusively at the 2018 edition of the festival, to an enthusiastic response. Number three is "Strutter", an homage to Rolf's first idols, of course in typical RUNNING WILD style and with a little more steam than the original. Last but not least: the new EP closes with "Ride On The Wild Side", which — thanks to its powerful pace and high compositional quality — would almost have made the shortlist for the upcoming album. Thanks to its first-rate production and a number of exclusive features, these four songs are more than likely to make up the long wait until summer 2020 and the arrival of the next full album. At the same time, they will heighten the anticipation of RUNNING WILD's new material and their upcoming festival appearances. "Crossing The Blades" track listing: 01. Crossing The Blades 02. Stargazed 03. Strutter 04. Ride On The Wild Side Lineup: Rock 'N' Rolf - guitar, vocals Peter Jordan - guitars Ole Hempelmann - bass Michael Wolpers - drums
SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Marries CHERRY BOMBS' ALICIA DOVE
on October 14, 2019 at 22:44
SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor and his girlfriend of the past two years, Alicia Dove, tied the knot over the weekend in their hometown of Las Vegas. The news of the marriage was confirmed by HELLYEAH bassist Kyle Sanders, who shared a photo of him with the happy couple, along with the following caption: "Great big love to Corey and Alicia for sealing the deal! Great times and grateful for being a part of your celebration of marriage. Plenty of good times to come" Corey and Alicia got engaged in April. The singer announced the engagement by posting an Instagram photo of his future bride wearing the ring that he gave her, along with the caption: "L'adorilust. Forever. And Ever." Asked by one of her Twitter followers how Corey proposed, Alicia responded: "After breakfast at home, as I put the salsa back in the fridge I shut the door and he was standing there with a ring. Got down on one knee, and I immediately started crying on the floor with him. In our kitchen. In our sweats, nothing fancy. It was fucking perfect." Taylor and Dove began dating after the breakup of Corey eight-year marriage with Stephanie Luby, whom he wedded in November 2009. Taylor was previously married from 2004 to 2007 to a woman named Scarlett, with whom he shares a son. The singer also has a daughter from an earlier relationship. Dove, who is a professional dancer and a member of the all-girl dance group CHERRY BOMBS, previously stated about Taylor: "I consider myself to be incredibly lucky to have found it in a strong, kind-natured, respectful, genuine, supportive, and loving man such as [Corey]. As silly and as cliche as it sounds, I didn't know what real, selfless love was until him. His artistry, intelligence, and heart knows no bounds. He is my hero. My inspiration. My safe place." Taylor called Dove "my best friend, "my confidant, "my push and pull, my warm kiss and my welcome home." He said: "She's everything I ever wanted and more, all rolled up into the most beautiful woman in the world to me." He added: "I thought I was lucky in life. But I never knew what it was like to REALLY be lucky... til I found her." Top photo courtesy of Corey Taylor's Instagram Great big love to Corey and Alicia for sealing the deal! Great times and grateful for being a part of your celebration of marriage. Plenty of good times to come ???☄️? Posted by Kyle Sanders on Monday, October 14, 2019 View this post on Instagram Incredible night and a great celebration with The Taylor’s?? A post shared by Cory Brennan (@cb5bam) on Oct 14, 2019 at 5:17pm PDT View this post on Instagram Fantastic weekend with fantastic people. Congrats to Corey and Alicia ? .. .. #funweekend #congrats #newlyweds #lasvegas #backhomewego #roadtrip #metsomanygreatpeople A post shared by Megan Harper (@megc.harp) on Oct 13, 2019 at 8:21pm PDT View this post on Instagram Huge congrats to these two! I'm so honored to have been able to celebrate your beautiful union with you and your family. Thank you for having me! I love you both! A post shared by pɹnolԀ ɟɟoǝ⅁ (@glp182) on Oct 13, 2019 at 7:20pm PDT
DEF LEPPARD's VIVIAN CAMPBELL Undergoes Back Surgery
on October 14, 2019 at 16:57
Vivian Campbell says that he is recovering from a recent back surgery. The DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist, who was diagnosed with with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2013, was asked about his health during an October 9 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation". Campbell said: "My back is the issue at the moment. I did spine surgery last Wednesday, so I'm sitting here with an ice pack and a back brace on. So I'm a little concerned about that. It's gonna be difficult for me to do these next couple of weeks' worth of [DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE] shows. I'm gonna be moving very slowly. But I know that I can get on stage and I can play guitar and I can sing, so that's all I need to do. It'll be the travel in between that's gonna be extremely uncomfortable." "As far as the cancer, I'm just doing these infusions," he continued. "I go back to City Of Hope tomorrow and get another infusion. And that'll keep me right for another three to four weeks. It's just maintenance. It's all good as far as I'm concerned." Asked if his cancer is the type of thing that will ever fully go into remission or if it's something that he will have to manage the rest of his life, Campbell said: "Right now, it's just holding, and has been for four years. So I'm very fortunate that I caught my cancer early enough to where this is okay to keep it in this holding pattern. So until something else comes along. The technology is moving at a furious pace — there's so many new cancer treatments and alternative treatments coming to light year after year. The treatment that I'm on — in fact, I was part of a clinical trial of that — that's relatively new. So I'm very fortunate that way, that I caight it early and I happen to be a good candidate for this particular treatment and it's a good place holder. So it doesn't really have any impact on my life other than scheduling and [being] a little bit tired for a few days around the infusions. But right now it's kind of slid to second place on the complaints list because of the back surgery. So that's my more pressing concern." For the past four years, Vivian has been part of a medical trial in Los Angeles, at City of Hope — one of the world's leading cancer research facilities — being treated with medication called pembrolizumab, which became FDA approved in early 2017. Campbell, who receives pembrolizumab infusions roughly once a month, has also performed, toured and worked with legendary artists including THIN LIZZY, DIO, WHITESNAKE, RIVERDOGS and Lou Gramm. Vivian and his DEF LEPPARD bandmates were finally inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in March — 14 years after the British rockers first became eligible.