Dirt - Tuesday, May 09, 2017

If you’re a Green Day fan, would you sleep outside on the sidewalk in NYC for two days?  Well, maybe!   The Pulse Of Radio says Green Day will kick off ABC’s Summer Concert Series on Good Morning America next week. The announcement was made as the band’s name was chipped out of a giant, frozen popsicle during a Facebook live stream. Finally the words “Green Day” were revealed. The rest of the lineup will be announced soon. The Grammy winners are currently touring Australia and New Zealand in support of their current album, Revolution Radio.

The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees will perform on the show from Central Park in New York City on May 19 at 7am ET.  Set your DVR!

No new music for you!  Not just yet, anyhow! The Pulse Of Radio says according to a tweet sent out by A Perfect Circle’s official Twitter account, neither APC nor Tool will release new albums this year.That, despite the fact that Tool officially stated earlier this year that Maynard James Keenan had started working on the new Tool record. 

No official release plans have been revealed for Tool, but last month, A Perfect Circle and BMG Records sent out an official press release announcing that APC’s fourth album would have a 2017 release date. It even included a quote from guitarist Billy Howerdel stating, “We just signed a new record deal with BMG! Looking forward to sharing new music with you soon.” When asked on Twitter about the release of new music, the official page answered, “Not true.”

Maybe not a new album yet, but the band has been playing two new songs, “Feathers” and “Hourglass” on their 2017 U.S. tour. Wah!


Jason Newsted and Jon Bon Jovi gettin’ all artsy on ya! 

Blabbermouth reports art connoisseur Jon Bon Jovi and former Metallica  bassist Jason  Newsted chatted together about art, music and charity at Art New York, which closed yesterday at Pier 94 in New York City. Jon and his wife Dorothea Hurley spent hours at both Art New York and Context New York with Nick Korniloff (founder of Art Miami LLC) talking with gallerists, artists and taking photos for fans. 

Newsted, who has gone from playing metal to create modern art, sold a bunch of pieces that helped raise funds for the Perry J. Cohen Foundation. He celebrated his New York art debut with a private acoustic concert for friends at the Soho House on Saturday night.

Bon Jovi and Newsted talked art, music and helping with the charity. Rock photographer Bob Gruen also helped raise funds for Perry J. Cohen Foundation and sold a bunch of prints, including one shot that he took of the Bon Jovi singer from the 1989 Moscow Music Peace Festival.

Both Newsted and Gruen donated 50% of all sales to the charity, which was founded in memory of Nick Korniloff’s stepson Perry J. Cohen, who disappeared off the coast of Florida in 2015.

Jason began painting in 2005, after a series of shoulder injuries and subsequent surgeries left him unable to play his instrument. The work began as a hobby, and it wasn’t until a year later that he considered showcasing the results. Some of Newsted‘s paintings now go for tens of thousands of dollars. “Most of my work is abstract, mixed-media,” he said in a 2013 interview. “Giant pictures about five by ten feet; plastic and acrylic. I also do some sculpture. I have eight or nine hundred pieces since 2004 and have studios in three different cities across the country. Some of my pieces go for maybe $150 for a little picture and some are $40,000 for a giant one. So there’s something for everyone.“ Newsted said he was very influenced by BasquiatJean Dubuffet and Picasso. “Those guys are my BLACK SABBATHMOTÖRHEAD and RUSH of painting,” he said.

And finally today, Blabbermouth also reporting after an incredible inaugural year that drew 15,000 fans, Revolution Rock Festival, fueled by Monster Energy, returns Saturday, Sep 9 with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCHSHINEDOWNA DAY TO REMEMBERHALESTORMSTEEL PANTHER and more outdoors at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. New in 2017, fans who purchase VIP tickets or hotel packages will be treated to an exclusive night of music Friday, September 8 at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino with the newly reformed LIVE along with special guests.
Last year’s festival was tremendously successful as we established ourselves as New England’s rock festival. We had fans from more than ten states throughout the region experience all that the Revolution Rock Festival has to offer,” said Joe Litvag, executive producer of Revolution Rock Festival for AEG Presents. “It’s an incredible way to experience some fantastic music while enjoying the amenities of a premium property like Foxwoods Resort Casino.”

The full lineup for Revolution Rock Festival is as follows:


The boys and I have a saying in Shinedown. We don’t get all dressed up for nothing!!! We are so privileged to be on such an awesome lineup. Connecticut, LET’S GET IT ON,” said Shinedown frontman Brent Smith.

The lineup for the VIP-only Revolution Rock Festival Friday Night Concert features Live and Radkey, and additional guests to be announced.

A special discounted Early Bird Presale starts tomorrow, Wednesday, May 10 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Visit the Revolution Rock Festival social media pages for details and a password to purchase presale tickets. Tickets for Revolution Rock Festival go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 12 at noon EDT at RevolutionRockFestival.com.

Early Bird Presale ticket prices are as follows (plus service charges):

VIP: $119.50
General Admission: $69.50
GA 4-pack: $238.00

At the general onsale, tickets will be priced as follows (plus service charges):

VIP: $149.50
General Admission: $89.50
GA 4-pack: $318.00

All VIP tickets include premier parking, an exclusive VIP entrance, and access to the VIP Lounge which features shade, seating areas, a premium cash bar (must be 21 to purchase), premium food for purchase, and exclusive restroom access. The VIP experience also includes entry to the special Friday Night Kickoff Concert at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino featuring the newly reformed LIVERADKEY and additional guests.

Foxwoods Resort Casino Hotel Packages will be available during both the presale and general onsale at the following prices:  Silver (2 people): $749.00; Gold (4 people): $1,099.00

All hotel packages include VIP tickets, deluxe resort accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights, plus dedicated shuttle transportation to the festival, and a $25 merchandise voucher with each ticket.

A limited number of discounted tickets will be available for active military through Revolution Rock Festival partner GovX.

Revolution Rock Festival is produced by AEG Presents, producers of Rock On The RangeMonster Energy Carolina RebellionRocklahomaRockfestNorthern InvasionRiver City RockfestHigh Elevation Rock Festival and other U.S. rock festivals.

Have a great day!


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