This according to Pollstar magazine. Apparently Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff slipped up during a Q&A session at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Conference yesterday by prematurely announcing the bands future plans, The band had no comment.
The Boss will be celebrated on December 6th at The annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala by President and Mrs. Obama. The show will air on CBS on December 29th. The Kennedy Center press release was quoted as saying, “With his gritty and honest songs that speak to the everyman, Bruce Springsteen has always had his finger on the pulse of America”. Robert DeNiro, Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck and some opera singer will also be honored.
At least they’ve dropped the farewell tour bullshit. Kiss kicks off the Kiss Alive 35 tour, in Detroit……Rock City, to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the classic live album, Kiss, Alive. Click through for tour dates.
Steven Tyler was airlifted to a hospital earlier today after falling off the stage while performing at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. He reportedly has minor head and neck injuries. We’ll keep you posted if more info. becomes available.
KISS’ Paul Stanley has fathered a new starchild. The 57 year old Stanley seems to have no plans of slowing down. With KISS planning their 35 year anniversary tour and his wife pumping out KISS Army soldiers, the Rock And Roll (is definitely not) Over.
The Ronnie James Dio-led version of Black Sabbath, now known as Heaven And Hell are set to release their first album under that moniker. “The Devil You Know” will mark the first studio effort from Dio, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Vinny Appice, since the Sabbath album, “Dehumanizer” from 1992. With song titles like, “Bible Black”, and “Eating the Cannibals”, it’s good to know that these metal gods are still leaning towards hell.
A possible Faces reunion is a story we’ve been following very closely here at the Heap. And nothing would make us happier. I’m sure our minds could be changed, but right now, we’re higher on this reunion than on the debacle that has become the Zep reunion tour. Ronnie Wood was quoted in Rolling Stone saying, “We had a few fantastic rehearsals last week and we’re ready to go. It’s like no time has passed by.” Wood went on to say, “We just have to sort out when and where and drop all of the management egos and just do what we can. We know we can do it. It’s just a matter of getting everyone’s availability sometime next year.” He also mentioned some possible new studio work, as well as having guest bassists to fill Ronnie Lane’s spot. Holy shit, is basically all we can say about a tour in 2009. The Heap is feeling very psyched.
They don’t call him the Boss for nothing. Bruce and The E Street Band will be following up 2007’s kick ass “Magic” with “Working On A Dream”, slated to hit stores on January 27, 2009. The album will be Bruce’s 24th and was produced and mixed by Brendan O’Brien, who also helmed “Magic”. Springsteen is quoted as saying “Towards the end of recording Magic, excited by the return to pop production sounds, I continued writing,” “When my friend, producer Brendan O’Brien, heard the new songs, he said, ‘Let’s keep going.’ Over the course of the next year, that’s just what we did, recording with the E Street Band during the breaks on last year’s tour. I hope Working on a Dream has caught the energy of the band fresh off the road from some of the most exciting shows we’ve ever done. All the songs were written quickly, we usually used one of our first few takes, and we all had a blast making this one from beginning to end.” Check out the track listing after the jump.