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Tonight’s Eagles concert postponed

By Kate McEntee
Staff Writer

Due to an illness of Eagles bassist/vocalist Timothy B. Schmit, tonight’s Eagles concert at KeyArena has been postponed until May 26, KeyArena announced this afternoon.

Fans should keep their tickets; they will be honored at the rescheduled concert.

For more information about the postponement, or if you have questions about it, call 206-684-7200.

Read more: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/05/13/1185481/eagles-concert-scheduled-for-tonight.html#ixzz0nqwlN5JQ


Kiss headed to KeyArena

The money making machine known as Kiss will headline Seattle’s KeyArena on Nov. 15, according to tour itinerary released by publicity firm Solters on Monday.

The band’s Kiss Alive 35 tour will kick off with a two-night stand in hometown Detroit, Sept. 25 and 26 at Cobo Arena. And the band will play 2 1/2 hour sets, “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Detroit Rock City,” “God Gave Rock & Roll to You” and other classics. Buckcherry will provide support on most dates, according to Monday’s announcement.


At least they’re not calling it “The Doors” this time

There was plenty of legal mud slinging last time members of the Doors toured, with the Cult’s Ian Astbury in for the late Jim Morrison (hence that corny moniker they came up with, the Doors 21st Century.)

But this time around the Doors’ Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger are keeping it simple by putting their names on the marquee; and they’re teaming up with ex-Fuel singer Brett Scallions this time. But here’s betting you’ll hear some “Light My Fire” and “People Are Strange” when they drop in on Seattle’s Moore Theatre on Oct. 14.


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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler speaks about stage spill

Who gets first crack at Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler, who finally talked about getting busted up during a tumble from the stage in South Dakota? Why, Rolling Stone, of course. Did you really need to ask?

“I’m just so pissed it was such a great tour,” he said in story posted on the rock mag’s web site. “I had to ruin it all by falling and I’m sorry. I’ve said that to the fans and my band and everybody else. I f***ed up. I get in the zone when I’m onstage.”

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler injured

Associated Press reports that Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler suffered head, neck and shoulder injuries while performing in South Dakota.

Tyler fell while dancing after the sound system failed during hit “Love in an Elevator,” but joked while being loaded into a helicopter en route to an area hospital, according to the AP story, which you can read on the band’s fan site. TMZ has video of the incident here.

I recently interviewed Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, who discussed how Tyler’s previous leg injury delayed the tour earlier this summer. I’m

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An interview with Jack White and Jimmy Page? Not too shabby

So I chatted up Tim Wilson, whose dad is none other than the Ventures’ Don Wilson, before Saturday night’s Dick Dale show. We get to talkin’ and he tells me about a sweet interview his sis, Staci Lyne Wilson, scored recently – none other than Jimmy Page and Jack White. (Yeah, I could make that happen.)

In this clip, those three and film director Davis Guggenheim talk about the forthcoming flick, "It Might Get Loud," which also features some named the Edge or something. Check it out.


The Wailers: Bigger in Europe than their hometown?

I remembered meeting Alec Palao backstage at the Sonics’ Halloween bash last year. He’s with British label Ace Records, which reissues Fabulous Wailers material. (I just bought their “Wailers Wailers Everywhere/Out of Our Tree” package, actually.)

We talked about how well-known Tacoma’s garage-rock pioneers are in discerning circles in Europe versus the bands’ home stomping grounds. (Case in point: I spent this past New Year’s Eve at the Joan Jett show at the Emerald Queen. And at one point, I excitedly informed folks at my table that Jerry freakin’ Roslie had just walked by. Blank stares.) So I e-mailed Alec for a little context leading up to the Wailers/Ventures show Friday.

Here’s what he wrote back:

It’s not as though the Wailers have ever been huge stars in Europe. However Europeans, and the Brits in particular, have always had an unbridled passion for American rock’n’roll, and have always paid attention to every record that got across the Atlantic, no matter how obscure it may be. The Wailers breakthrough instrumental hit Tall Cool One was issued in Britain on a label called London-American (a subsidiary of Decca), which is to whom many US independent labels licensed their material. Thats probably how George Harrison and other nascent British rockers of the 50s and early 60s discovered the band. It was amongst the breed of early 60s instrumentals that held great cachet in the pre-Beatles period – not as popular a genre as it was in the US, but influential nonetheless.

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Gail Harris may reunite with Fabulous Wailers (and why you shouldn’t start trouble during the show)

Just got a tip on the sorts of special guests that may show up for the historic Ventures/Fabulous Wailers show coming up April 10 at Seattle’s Moore Theatre. (Ticket info here. A source close to the bands tells me that Gail Harris, who sang with the Fabulous Wailers in theirs ’60s heyday and occasionally since then, will be reunite with her old band onstage.

And apparently the Ventures’ Don Wilson is homies with actors Steven Seagal and Billy Bob Thornton, who are rumored to be on the guest list. You know, in case ruckus breaks breaks

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It’s not just “Rumours” … Fleetwood Mac is coming to the Tacoma Dome

Legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac will headline the Tacoma Dome on May 16, Live Nation announced today. It’s the only Northwest stop that the veteran outfit, best known for "Go Your Own Way," "Rhiannon" and other hits, is scheduled to make on its forthcoming arena tour. Tickets are set at $49.50 to $149.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26.

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