Errols Weekly Music Update.

March 21, 2008

Weekly Update – 03/21/08

Kid Rock with Lynyrd Skynyrd at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, May 15. It’s the Rock N Roll Revival Tour and special guests will include Reverend Run from Run-DMC and Peter Wolf. Sounds like its going to be a party at the Garden on that night! Pre-sale is on now at https://tixx1.artistarena.com/kidrock. Enter username: kidrock and password: tickets. Or go to ticketmaster and the password is HEKRLS. General public on sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. $41-$101.

Iron Maiden at PNC Arts Center and the Garden on Sat. & Sun. June 14 and 15. Pre-sale for Garden today from 10:00 am until 10:00 tonight and password is: HEIRON. General public on sale tomorrow at 10:00 am. $26-$69 at PNC $55 – $74.50 at Garden.

Duran Duran at the Central Park Summerstage on Sat. May 31. Pre-sale through Citi card members on now. General public on sale tomorrow at noon. $65.

George Thorogood & The Destoyers with Buddy Guy at the Hammerstein on Friday night Aug. 15. Tickets on sale next Wed. Mar. 26 at noon. $35-$50
Summer Slaughter Tour at the Fillmore NY on Thurs. June 26 beginning at 4:30 p.m. featuring
Black Dahlia Murder, Kataklysm, Vader, Cryptopsy, The Faceless, Despised Icon, Aborted, Born of Osiris Psycroptic and White Chapel. Tickets on sale today at noon.

Elton John at Radio City Hall for one night on Wed. April 9 to support Hillary Clinton. Tickets on sale now. $125, $250 and $500. You can buy as many tickets as long as you don’t surpass $2,300 which is the max someone can contribute to campaign.

Pearl Jam at MSG on Tues. & Wed. June 24 and 25. Tickets on sale Sat. April 12. You know fan club members will get first shot and my assumption is their will also be a pre-sale. Will keep you posted.

Gretchen Wilson at North Fork Theater in Westbury NY on Thurs. Aug. 7. Tickets on sale Sunday April 6 at 12:30 p.m. $61

Other items:

Came across a cool alternative song this week, “Sober Driver” on the internet from a group called Dengue Fever. Go to to check out the song.

New rumor about Led Zep reunion tour has Velvet Revolver opening up for them. Come on now, I can think of 100 other bands that I would rather see open.
By the way, contrary to what Matt Sorum predicted, there is a buzz about
STP getting back together. I know I’m psyched and that’s all that counts. They are BACK and will be touring this summer. Will keep you posted.

Motley Crue apparently have a big tour coming up with Buckcherry, Papa Roach and Drowning Pool. No official word but they have a press conference scheduled for April 15. If you’d like to have the chance to be at the press conference, put your name in the hat at http://therockvine.com.

The Raconteurs will release their 2nd album next Tuesday and its called “Consolers of the Lonely.” The album was completed and mastered in the first week of March and then taken to vinyl and CD pressing plant immediately so that no one has an advantage of hearing the music before anyone else. A video of the first single “Salute Your Salution” will also be posted on their web site on Tuesday.

Van Halen has rescheduled their NJ and NY dates and they are now Tuesday May 13 at the IZOD Center and Friday May 23 at the Garden. If you have tickets and can’t make it-you have until April 14 to send back your tickets. If you need further info on that, e-mail me.
OK I have another classic album that you should run out and purchase now.

It is Bill Withers third album “Still Bill”. This man just exudes coolness, c’mon you have to admit it. Talk about great R&B, he ranks right up there as one of the all time best, in my opinion. The quality of the song writing is superb and starts right off with “Lonely Town, Lonely Street”- just a finger snapping groove tune. Then onto the beautiful “Let Me In Your Life.” Tracks 3-5 are again totally groovin’ tunes with 4 and 5 being two of his biggest hits ever with “Use Me” and “Lean On Me.” The second half highlights are “I Don’t Know,” “Another Day to Run” and my favorite of the whole album “I Don’t Want You on My Mind.” C’mon you can’t tell me that you don’t like this album, I defy you. Please buy it and pass it on. Play it for your kids and their friends, play it for anyone who will listen. You’ll find yourself listening to this album over and over.

OK switching gears to rock or grunge or whatever you want to call it, came across Soundgarden in my I-POD shuffle and stopped in my tracks and immediately had to listen to “Superunknown” from beginning to end. If I had to pick the best album of the 1990s- this is it. Now granted it did take me a long time to like this album. It came out in 1994 and I did not start liking it until 1995 or 1996. I was thisclose to bringing the CD back to the store but I kept hearing the buzz at that time and figured I needed to hold off and give a try. It’s dark and gloomy at points but it really was their breakout album and in my mind one of the reasons they broke up because they could not top this CD. The album starts off with “Let Me Drown” and the drumming by Matt Cameron (who now is in Pearl Jam) is friggin’ great throughout but starts with this rockin’ song. Then onto another rocking song “My Wave” and Kim Thayil’s lead work on this song and throughout is solid. He doesn’t get the props he deserves, a solid axeman. Then it slows down quite a bit with “Fell On Black Days” and then my personal favorite of the album “Mailman”- again dark but I love it. Then it charges back up again with “SuperUnknown” and Cornell’s vocals are just flat out scorching on this one!! Track 6 “Head Down” could very well be the best song they ever recorded- so different from anything they did- again the guitar and drum playing are incredible. Then onto a “radio favorite” back in the day “Black Hole Sun”- dark lyrics but you can’t get the song out of your head. Then onto the song which Cornell wrote about this man who played music with spoons, the rocking “SpoonMan”- (I saw this guy at their show back in the ’90’s at the NY Armory and he was just crazy man, never thought I see a spoon solo- but you know what?- it worked). The second half of the album becomes real dark and again I can’t tell you why-but- I love it. Even the titles are scary but standouts are “Limo Wreck”, “The Day I Tried To Live” and “Like Suicide. “The “Fourth of July” is another great song. Give it a try. Overall I’d have to say that this is a colossal masterpiece. (how’s that for dramatic?).

Metallica‘s new album to come out in September and the word is its back to their “early days” sound.

Poison’s summer tour dates leaking out, no tri-state dates as of yet. Dokken and Sebastian Bach will be joining them for this years summer tour.

The official video for “Shockwave” is complete and now showing on MTV2. The video from the Miami Fla based band Black Tide includes the motocross bad boys of the Metal Mulisha also make an appearance making this video a throwback to the glory days of ’80s metal! Check it out here Got to love this song!!! Stay with the same site and it will bring you to another cool video/song with We The Kings “Check Yes Juliet”.

Snoop Doggs new album “Ego Trippin'” is getting rave reviews, some calling it his best work. The single “Life of Da Party” is growing on me, I like it.

Breathing a sigh of relief on the fact that Sublime did not make it past round 2 in 92.3 Krock’s March Bracket Brawl. Soundgarden knocked ’em off. Closer than I expected though, 52% to 48%. Now I can follow the rest of the battles. Zep beat out the Who; Metallica squashed Def Leppard and Incubus (the surprise Cinderella team) beat out S.O.A.D. Love this bracket game more than the NCAA’s. Fun to follow.

The Type O Negative and Hatebreed Jagermeister Tour have announced the venue for NY and it is Terminal 5, still no ticket info yet. Keep checking terminal 5 web site for further info at www.terminal5nyc.com.

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