K Rock Report
ROLLING STONE FOR SALE
I'll be the end of an era.
After 50 years, Rolling Stone Magazine is up for sale.
This could leave Rolling Stone out of the hands of co-founder Jann Wenner for the first time in its history.
No offers have been made public as of yet.
'BROWN SUGAR' LIVE
Check out 'Brown Sugar' from The Rolling Stones' 'Sticky Fingers: Live at the Fonda Theatre 2015', which comes out in various formats on September 29th!
'NEWS OF THE WORLD' 40TH BOX SET
Queen will release a 'News of the World' 40th anniversary box set on November 17th!
It'll include a remaster of the album, plus, two discs of bonus tracks, a new one-hour documentary DVD, and a pure analogue re-cut of the original vinyl LP direct from the unmastered analogue master tapes.
'LIFE IN 12 BARS' TRAILER
A new documentary about guitar legend Eric Clapton is getting ready to make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 17th!
If you can't make it, the movie will air on Showtime on February 10th 2018.
U2 have released the first single from their upcoming album "Songs of Experience". It comes out on December 1st!
NEW STONES TRAILER
The Rolling Stones have released a new trailer for the release of "Stick Fingers: Live at the Fonda Theatre 2015", which comes out in various formats on September 29th!
RAMI AS FREDDIE
Check out the first photo of 'Mr. Robot' star, Rami Malek, as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury for the upcoming Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody', due to hit theatres in December of 2018!
Not a bad likeness.
'WHITESNAKE' 30TH ANNIVERSARY
Whitesnake will release an expanded 30th anniversary version of their self-titled album!
It'll come out in various editions and formats with lots of extras on October 6th!
David Bowie guitarist, Mick Ronson, is the focus of a new documentary called "Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story".
Bowie provided exclusive voiceovers for the film, which looks at the late Ronson's career playing with the likes of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, John Mellencamp and Bowie.
The film is now showing in select theatres and will see a home video release on October 27th.
2000 LIGHT YEARS FROM HOME
The Rolling Stones have released a new lyric video for the track "2000 Light Years From Home" as a preview to the release of a 50th anniversary reissue of "Their Satanic Majesties Request" on September 22nd.
U2 have revealed their new song!
"The Blackout", from their forthcoming album, "Songs of Experience", premiered during a Facebook Live session, with the band performing it in an intimate club setting.
Check it out here!
BRIAN BACK IN BLACK
Former AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson made a surprise appearance at the Reading Festival in England with band Muse.
It's the first time Johnson has performed an AC/DC song since hearing issues forced him to step down.
'LONG TIME RUNNING'
The Tragically Hip's concert film, 'Long Time Running', will hit theatres nationwide on September 14th!
The movie chronicles the band's emotional and epic 2016 tour.
No word yet on whether or not it'll be shown in Kelowna. We'll keep you posted!
In the meantime, check out the trailer above!
'BARK AT THE ECLIPSE"
Ok. This is pretty freakin' cool!
Moments before yesterday's solar eclipse, Ozzy Osbourne took to the stage at Moonstock in southern Illinois to perform 'Bark at the Moon'!
The eclipse reached totality at the start of the second verse.
QUEEN BIOPIC CAST
The producers of the long awaited Queen biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody", have announced who'll be playing the members of the band!
Production will begin this fall, with an anticipated December 2018 release.
Meet the actors here.
'THE END OF THE END' TRAILER
Black Sabbath have released a new trailer for the worldwide cinema debut of their farewell concert film, 'The End of The End'.
It hits select movie theatres for one night only on September 28th.
Unfortunately...it will NOT be shown in Kelowna... but, if you want to make the trip, you can catch it at Galaxy Cinema in Vernon at 7 pm.
Former Led Zeppelin frontman, Robert Plant, has confirmed that he'll be releasing his 11th solo album, 'Carry Fire', on October 13th!
Check out the lead single, 'The May Queen', above!
IDOL ON CORDEN
Billy Idol performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the final shows of his two year residency in Las Vegas this October.
'The Who - Tommy Live at the Royal Albert Hall' will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, CD and LP on October 13th.
Recorded in April, 2017, the film captures the first time live performance of 'Tommy' in its entirety by The Who.
DEF LEP MINI-DOC!
Def Leppard are streaming their mini-documentary, "Step Inside: Hysteria at 30", in full!
The short film gives fans an inside look at the making of the biggest selling album of the band's career.
"SPACE COWBOY" LIVE
The Steve Miller Band are streaming a previously unreleased live version of their 1969 song "Space Cowboy" as a preview to their forthcoming "Ultimate Hits" package.
The career-spanning collection comes out in various formats on September 15th.
ANOTHER "FROM THE VAULT"
The Rolling Stones' "from The Vault: Sticky Fingers: Live at the Fonda Theatre" will be released in various formats on September 29th.
Recorded on May 20th, 2015 in Hollywood, California, as the band performed the entire "Sticky Fingers" album live in concert for the first (and, so far, only) time in their career.
I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' MOO
There was a calf born in Texas that looks like KISS bassist Gene Simmons.
Read all about "Genie" here!
"SATANIC MAJESTIES" ANNIVERSARY SET
The Rolling Stones have announced the release of a special edition deluxe reissue of the 1967 album "Their Satanic Majesties Request" top celebrate its 50th anniversary.
It comes out on September 22nd.
GILMOUR CONCERT FILM TRAILER
David Gilmour's new concert film 'Live in Pompeii' will hit theatres across the globe for one night only on September 13th.
The closest it'll be playing to us is Kamloops...but more locations are expected to be added. We'll keep you posted!
SLOWHAND MAKES A BIG CATCH!
Eric Clapton is not only a monster guitar player, he also catches monsters as a master angler!
Clapton recently caugt a 28 pound salmon while fising in Iceland, setting a record for the biggest catch so far this year on the Vatnsdalsa River.
Rolling Stone has an inside look at music legend Bob Dylan's once-secret 6000 piece archive that has been made available to scholars at the gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
It includes thousands of hours of studio sessions, film reels and caches of unpublished lyrics.
QUEEN + LAMBERT KICK OFF TOUR
Check out video from opening night of the Queen + Adam Lambert North american tour!
It makes a stop at Vancouver's Rogers Arena on July 2nd.
A new set of capybara triplets at Toronto's High Park Zoo have been named after RUSH members Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart!
The babies were born to parents Bonnie and Clyde who gained international fame last year when they escaped their enclosure and spent weeks on the lam.
Marvel Comics will pay tribute to some iconic Rock album covers this fall.
Guns 'n' Roses "Appetite for Destruction", Nirvana's "Nevermind", The Clash's "London Calling" and more will get a Marvel makeover in September.
DOWNIE GETS ORDER OF CANADA
Congrats to Tragically Hip frontman, Gord Downie! He was awarded the Order Of Canada at a ceremony in Ottawa today (June 19th).
Watch video of the presentation here.
BUCKINGHAM & McVIE ON FALLON
Fleetwood Mac members Lindsay Buckingham & Christine McVie performed "In My World" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The song is the first release from the duo's self-titled debut album, which is in stores now.
DYLAN'S NOBEL LECTURE
The Nobel Foundation has released Bob Dylan's Nobel Lecture in Literature in full.
RA McGUIRE INTERVIEW
Trooper's Ra McGuire on the Rickie Tyler show! Don't miss their concert at RLP in West Kelowna on June 2nd!
METALLICA ON COLBERT
Metallica performed their latest single, "Now That We're Dead", on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday (May15).
Their "world Wired" tour will make a stop at Vancouver's BC Place on August 14th.
THE ODD COUPLE
Guns 'n' Roses frontman Axl Rose joined Billy Joel on stage at Joel's concert in Los Angeles on Saturday night (May 13).
Together, they performed the Billy Joel classic, 'Big Shot', as well as a rendition of AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell'.
WATERS ON COLBERT
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger waters made an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night (May 8th).
He performed an accoustic/ orchestral version of 'Deja Vu', from his new album 'Is This the Life We Really Want?', which comes out on June 2nd.
STONES TO ROCK EUROPE THIS FALL
The Rolling Stones have announced a run of European shows for the Fall.
Called the "No Filter Tour", it will kick off in Hamburg on September 9th and wrap up with 2 shows in Paris on October 19th and 22nd.
Roger Waters has released another taste of his upcoming album, 'Is This the Life We Really Want', which comes out on June 2nd!
The late Chuck Berry's family have released a new single from his upcoming final album, 'Chuck', which comes out on June 16th.
The tune, like the rest of his album, is dedicated to his wife of 68 years, Themetta.
'SMELL THE ROSES'
Ex- Pink Floyd member Roger Waters has released the debut song from his first new album in 25 years, 'Is This the Life We Really Want?', which comes out on June 2nd.
Waters describes the album as "part magic carpet ride, part political rant, past anguish".
You just know it's going to be ALL good!
Check out the rockin' first single from Styx's forthcoming album, 'The Mission', which comes out on June 16th!
NEW SGT. PEPPER DOC
The Beatles' landmark album, "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in June and a new documentary is set to be released to mark the occaison.
The film, "It Was 50 Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper & Beyond", will come out on DVD on July 3rd.
ROCK GETAWAY ANNOUNCED
Arriba!!! An impressive lineup of artists have signed on to take part in the first ever 11 day 'Rock Getaway' music festival that will take place in Mexico from October 26th through November 5th!
It will feature Steve Miller Band, The Who's Roger Daltrey, Bad Company, Foreigner, Don Henley, Santana, George Thorogood, Pat Benatar, Cheap Trick, Don Felder, Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat and more!
4, 7 and 11 day packages are available.
What a trip that would be!
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY LYRIC VIDEO
As Queen get ready to hit the road for their summer tour with Adam Lambert, they've released the latest in their series of new lyric videos, this time, for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'!
The Queen + Adam Lambert North American tour will include a stop at Vancouver's Rogers Arena on July 2nd.
CLASS OF 2017
Check out highlights from this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony!
HBO will broadcast the show on April 29th.
THE CLASSIC EAST & WEST
The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac have confirmed that they'll be headlining a star-packed bi-coastal classic rock music festival this summer!
The Classic West goes July 15th & 16th in Los Angeles.
The Classic East happens in New York on July 29th and 30th.
Both will feature The eagles, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers on the first night, followed by Fleetwood Mac, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire on the second night.
One ticket covers both nights. They go on sale Friday, April 7th via ticketmaster.ca
JOE PERRY INTERVIEW
In a new interview, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry talks about the band's Aero-Vederci Baby! tour, new music, Chuck Berry and more!
METALLICA ROCK BRAZIL
Metallica headlined Lollapalooza Brazil on March 25th and pro video of the full set has been posted!
The band's 'World Wired' tour will include a stop at Vancouver's BC Place on August 14th.
Fromer Boston drummer Sib Hashian (pictured center) passed away suddenly on March 22nd.
Hashian appeared on Boston's self-titled debut album and it's follow-up, 1978's 'Don't Look Back'. He was 67 years old.
Late rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry's first new album in 38 years, 'Chuck', will be released on June 16th.
The album includes 10 songs, eight of them written by Berry. Chec out the first single, 'Big Boys', above!
QUEEN MONOPOLY COMING!
If you're a fan of Queen AND Monopoly...you're in luck!
Guitarist Brian May has announced that Queen Monopoly will be coming out in May!
They've been secretly developping the game for a year. It'll take fans through major moments throughout the band's career and will feature Queen inspired player tokens like the robot from the "News of the World" cover, a bicycle for "Bicycle Race" and Brian May's guitar.
STEVIE IN ROLLING STONE
Stevie Nicks talks with Rolling Stone about life, aging, and the future of Fleetwood Mac.
ATOM HEART MOTHER
Pink Floyd are streaming rare video of a 1970 French TV performance of "Atom Heart Mother" as a preview to the March 24 release of a series of individual volumes from "The Early Years 1965-1972" box set.
The U.K. postal service launched the new David Bowie stamps into space!
Check it out the dizzying video!
Robert Plant offered a rare performance of Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir' during a guest turn with violinist Nigel Kenedy at London's Royal Albert Hall last night (March 14).
He hasn't sung it since Led Zeppelin's reunion at the O2 Arena in London in 2007.
RARE PINK FLOYD CLIP
Check out this rare Pink Floyd TV appearance from 1967! It was filmed for a program called 'Scene- Underground at the UFO Club in London'.
The song is 'Interstellar Overdrive', an instrumental piece from the album 'The Piper at the gates of Dawn'
BARNEY BENTALL INTERVIEW
Rickie Tyler interviews Canada's own Barney Bentall about his show with The Cariboo Express at the Delta Grand on November 24th!
The show is a fundraiser for the B.C. Farmer's Market Nutrition Coupon Program.
Get your tickets at selectyourtickets.com
TOM COCHRANE INTERVIEW
Rickie Tyler interviews Canadian music legend Tom Cochrane!
Tom brings his "Mad Mad World 25" tour to Prospera Place on Friday, March 3rd!
STEVE VAI INTERVIEW
Rickie Tyler interviews Steve Vai ahead of his October 18th performance at the KCT!
DAVID CROSBY INTERVIEW ON K96.3
GEORGE THOROGOOD INTERVIEW ON K96.3
Check out our full interview with the "badder than ever" George Thorogood!