K Rock Report
'THE LAST FIVE YEARS' COMING TO HBO
HBO announced that they will broadcast the documentary 'David Bowie: The Last Five Years' sometime this year.
The film includes interviews with Bowie and his collaborators, footage of the making of his musical 'Lazarus', as well as his final two albums 'The Next Day' and 'Blackstar'.
The exact broadcast date has not been revealed yet.
NEW WATERS COMING
Former Pink Floyd member, Roger Waters, has announced the tilte of what will be his first album of new material in 25 years.
There is no release date set for 'Is This The Life We Really Want?', but Water's Facebook page promises that the album is "coming soon".
No doubt, it'll be worth the wait.
Deep Purple have posted a promo video for their forthcoming album "InFinite", which comes out on April 7th.
The band recorded it last year in Nashville with legendary producer Bob Ezrin.
Deep Purple will be hitting the road with Alice Cooper and Edgar Winter Group for a late summer tour. The Only Canadian date so far is Toronto on September 2nd.
R.I.P. JOHN WETTON 1949 - 2017
Bassis and singer for Asia, John Wetton, has passed away at the age of 67 after a battle with cancer.
Wetton's carreer included stints with King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep and more.
NEW 'WHAT IS LIFE' VIDEO
46 years after its release, George Harrison's "What Is Life" finally has an official video to coincide with his vinyl collection re-release in February!
THE END OF (A) SAGA
After 40 years and 21 albums, Canadian prog rock band Saga is calling it quits.
Read more here.
Sony agreed to buy out the remaining 50% interest in the catalog from Michael Jackson's estate last year for $750 million.
Read the full story here.
Glenn Frey's friend and fellow Detroit rocker Bob Seger is paying tribute to him with "Glenn Song", his first new song in 2 years.
Seger is offering it as a free download at bobseger.com
NEW WATERS COMING
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters is giving fans a small taste of his first album of new material in 25 years!
No word yet on when the album will come out.
Waters kicks will bring his "Us + Them" tour to Vancouver's Rogers Arena on October 28th
WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T...
Bon Jovi is holing a contest to choose bands or singers to open for their upcoming tour!
Artists can upload videos of themselves performing original music, and promoters Live Nation will pick 10 finalists. Bon Jovi management will then choose winners from the finalists to perform 20 minute sets.
An EP of David Bowie's final recordings has been released to mark the late singer's 70th birthday on January 8th.
Check out the new video for the title track, "No Plan", above.
BOWIE FOR CHARITY
A large crowd of David Bowie fans convened in London on Sunday night (Jan. 8) for a charity concert to celebrate the late artist's legendary career.
The show included performanced by past members of his touring band. Other guests included Bowie's close friend, actor Gary Oldman and Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott.
The three hour show was backed by the LondonCommunity Gospel Choir and a string section.
THE JOSHUA TOUR
U2 has officially annouced a stadium tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their Grammy Award winning album "The Joshua Tree"!
The tour will include a stop at Vancouver's BC Place on May 12th! Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, January 17th!
Metallica surprised staff at a Los Angeles grocery store by leading them in a rendition of their 1991 hit "Enter Sandman".
The visit was being filmed for an episode of comedian Billy Eichner's TV series "Billy on the Street".
"WHO KNOWS METALLICA?"
Watch the guys from Metallica face off against a superfan in a game of Metallica trivia on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger has become a father again at the age of 73.
Jagger welcomed the birth of his son with his girlfriend, 29 year-old American ballerina Melanie Hamrick, in New York earlier today (Dec. 8).
The as-yet-unnamed baby boy is Mick's 8th child, and is younger than his great-granddaughter.
He's already a great-uncle. Wrap your head around that one!
DOWNIE "WALKS WITH THE STARS"
The Assembly Of First Nations honoured Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie in Quebec yesterday (Dec. 6) for his work on Reconciliation.
The Assembly gave a very emotional Downie a star blanket and he participated in a naming ceremony. He was given the name "walks with the stars" in the Lakota language.
NEW STONES VIDEO
The Rolling Stones have released the first video for a track from their new album of blues covers, "Blue & Lonesome".
"Ride 'Em On Down" features actress Kristen Stewart joyriding through city streetsin a badass blue Mustang GT.
It. Is. Slick!
The album comes out today (Dec. 2nd).
"SOMETHING FOR NOTHING"
RUSH are streaming an unreleased live outtake of "Something For Nothing" as a preview of the expanded 40th anniversary edition of their 1976 album "2112", which comes out on December 16th!
"PARANOID" ON POPS
Black Sabbath have released a video of their 1970 performance of 'Paranoid' on the long running UK T.V. show Top Of The Pops.
The band is nearing the end of their final tour, which wraps up in their home town of Birmingham, England in February.
RUSH DONATES TO DOWNEY FUND
Canadian Music Week will honour RUSH as the 2017 recipients of the Humanitarian Spirit Award this coming April.
A potion of the prize is a $40,000 donation to the charity of their choice.
The band have decided to give it to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook Hospital.
Way to go guys!
QUEEN+LAMBERT "LIVE IN JAPAN"
Queen & Adam Lambert have released a video preview for their upcoming package, "Live In Japan", which comes out in a variety of formats on December 20th!
RUSH ON FAMILY GUY
Giggity! RUSH have appeared on the latest episode of Family Guy!
THAT'S SOME LULLABY!
Metallica joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in the Tonight Show music room to perform their classic track, "Enter Sandman", with classroom instruments!
Metallica's first new album in 10 years, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", comes out tomorrow!!! (Nov. 18)
IMAGINE ANGRY JOHN LENNON!
An angry letter from John Lennon to Paul and his then-wife Linda McCartney following the breakup of the Beatles has been put up for auction.
Although undated, it's estimated that it was written in 1971, shortly before Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono moves to the U.S.
It's expected to fetch more than $20,000.
The Bad Boys from Boston are calling it quits. Aerosmith have announced the first series of dates for a 2017 farewell tour.
No North American dates yet. We'll keep you posted.
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!
"HATE TO SEE YOU GO" VIDEO
The Rolling Stones have released a video for their version of the Little Walter classic, "Hate To See You Go", from their forthcoming blues cover album, "Blue & Lonesome", due out December 2nd!
THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA
The Boss performed at Hillary Clinton's rally in Philly last night (Nov 7), playing acoustic versions of "Thunder Road", "Long Walk Home" and "Dancing in the Dark".
YOU CAN'T STOP ROCK 'N' ROLL!
Twisted Sister are sharing video from the final U.S. show of their 40th anniversary farewell tour.
The band will wrap up their live career in Monterrey, Mexico on November 12th.
MY FAIRY KING
Queen have posted a lyric video for "My Fairy King" which was recorded during the band's live radio debut on the BBC in February of 1973- five months before the release of their debut album.
The new video is the latest preview of the upcoming "Queen On Air: The Complete BBC Radio Sessions" box set which comes out on Friday. (Nov. 4)
COOPER ON KIMMEL
Check out shock rocker Alice Cooper performing his 1972 classic "Elected" on the Halloween episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
YOU GO GIRL!
For the first time in its history, Glamour magazine has chosen a man as one of their "Women of the Year". That man is U2's Bono.
The singer was picked for the honor in large part because of his charity ONE, which just launched a campaign called "Poverty Is Sexist" in order to help impoverished women around the world.
Metallica have given fans a Halloween treat as they unleashed the latest single from their upcoming album, 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct', which comes out on October 18th!
WELCOME TO INFINITE WARFARE
Guns 'n' Roses provides the soundtrack to a new trailer for the upcoming video game 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare'!
It comes out on November 4th for PS4 and Xbox One.
RUSH have shared another clip from their upcoming tour documentary, 'Time Stand Still', which premieres for one night only at Landmark Cinemas Grand 10 on November 3rd!
Triumph's Rik Emmett is streaming samples of all the songs from his upcoming album 'RES9'.
The album features Emmett's touring band- Resolution 9 and guest appearances by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie and a reunion with Triumph members Mike Levine and Gil Moore.
'RES9' comes out on November 11th.
STEVE VAI INTERVIEW
Rickie Tyler interviews Steve Vai ahead of his October 18th performance at the KCT!
The Rolling Stones are sharing a clip of the Little Walter classic, 'Hate to See You Go', from their forthcoming album of blues covers, 'Blue & Lonesome', which comes out on December 2nd.
BON JOVI ON GMA
Watch Bon Jovi perform the title track to their upcoming album, 'This House Is Not For Sale', on Good Morning America.
The album comes out on November 4th.
TIME STAND STILL
RUSH have released an extended trailer for their 40th anniversary tour documentary 'Time Stand Still'.
It will premiere for one night only on November 3rd at Landmark Cinemas Grand 10, and comes out on DVD and Blu-ray on November 18th.
PLANT ON PBS
If you missed Robert Plant's perfomance on Austin City Limits, PBS is streaming the entire episode! Check it out above!
That's SIR Rod the Mod. Pesants.
Rod Stewart has been made a knight. The ceremony took place at Buckingham Palace yesterday (Oct.11).
He'll now be known as Sir Roderick David Stewart.
Prince William performed the honors. Stewart was knighted not just for his music, but also for his charitable work.
PLANT ON PBS
If you're lucky enough to get PBS, the long-running music program, Austin City Limits, will air a concert by Robert Plant with the Sensational Space Shifters this Saturday (Oct. 15).
They'll peform a mix of Plant's solo matieral and songs from his Led Zeppelin days.
"US + THEM"
Fromer Pink Floyd member Roger Waters is teasing a new project! There are zero details so far, but you know it'll be good.
Pink Floyd are offering another taste of their upcoming "The Early Years 1965- 1972" box set with a video for the remixed version of "Childhood's End", off of their 1972 album "Obscured By Clouds".
The box comes out on November 11th.
BLUE & LONESOME
It's official! The Rolling Stones' album of blues covers, titled "Blue & Lonesome", comes out on December 2nd!
Check out a snippet from their cover of Little Walter's "Just Your Fool".
LEGEND OF "THE BAG"
RUSH are sharing memories of their 1974-75 tour with KISS in a clip from their upcoming concert documentary "Time Stand Still".
In the segment, Geddy lee and Alex Lifeson share the legend of "The Bag".
KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was a fan. Gene Simmoms...not so much.
Watch the trailer for the upcoming expanded deluxe edition of the Martin Scorsese directed documentary "No Direction: Bob Dylan", due out on Rocktober 28th!
COMING OCT. 6
The Rolling Stones have released a video clip teasing their upcoming blues album, as well as some kind of announcement on Thursday, October 6th!
Here's what we know so far: The new album's been produced by Don Was and a couple of tracks feature a guest appearance by Eric Clapton.
DAVID CROSBY INTERVIEW ON K96.3
GEORGE THOROGOOD INTERVIEW ON K96.3
Check out our full interview with the "badder than ever" George Thorogood!