AEROSMITH: Steven Tyler needs medical attention
Aerosmith have pulled the plug on the last four Latin American dates of their AeroVederci tour due to Steven Tyler's need for medical care.
He says, "I'm very sorry and feel like I've let you down... I won't be able to continue the last four shows of this tour. I flew back to the U.S. on doctor's orders last night after the show in São Paulo. Please not to worry... I am not in a life-threatening condition, but I need to deal with this right away, and get some rest and medical care immediately in order to sustain and maintain my future performances... I promise I'll be back...unfortunately, health does not wait and it's something even I can't schedule around our shows... As they say, 'We humans make plans, and God laughs...' I love you all and will be back with you soon..."
Tyler has suffered many medical ailments and injuries.
QUEEN: 40th anniversary edition of News of the World will be packed with extras
Queen have just announced that the deluxe version of their 40th anniversary edition of News of the World will contain some rare goodies.
There are two CDs of recently unearthed outtakes and rarities from the band's archives, one of which is a newly created "alternative" version of the whole album they're calling Raw Sessions. Every lead vocal is different, as are most of the lead guitar parts and other instrumental details. There is also one song on which Freddie Mercury sings that he didn't on the album -- Brian May's "All Dead, All Dead."
A third CD, Bonus Tracks, offers up previously released but hard-to-find versions of News of the World tracks recorded in concert, for radio shows, or in alternate mixes.
There is also a documentary, a picture disc and much more. News of the World will be out on November 17th.
MORE BIG 95 MUSIC NEWS HEADLINES: September 27th
Boy George has a new TV gig. The Culture Club frontman has joined the Canadian reality-talent series The Launch as a mentor.
Human Nature, the Motown tribute group from Australia that is a Las Vegas fixture, will release the album Jukebox on November 3rd. It will include such evergreens as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Stand by Me,” “Unchained Melody,” “Be My Baby” and “Good Lovin'” as well as two new songs.
Guy Vallari, who sang lead on The Regents’ original 1961 version of “Barbara Ann,” died Friday at his home in Middletown, New York. He was 74. The Beach Boys covered the song four years later; their surf-rock take went to number-two nationally.
Previously unreleased stereo mixes of "Venus" by Shocking Blue and "Gypsy Woman" from Brian Hyland highlight Eric Records' 18th volume of Hard to Find 45s. Due October 3rd, the disc also includes such radio favorites as Paper Lace's "The Night Chicago Died," Pete Wingfield's "18 With a Bullet" and Sweet's "Fox on the Run."
Eric Clapton's Facebook Live performances shot this month at The Forum in Los Angeles expire Saturday. Four songs were captured – “I Shot the Sheriff,” “Driftin',” “Tears in Heaven” and “White Room.”
The complete Days of Future Passed show The Moody Blues filmed in Toronto in July will be out in December.
Kansas guitarist Richard Williams was released from a hospital in Amarillo, Texas on Sunday. The band’s Saturday show in Arlington was canceled, but Williams is now home in Georgia and will be back with the band this weekend.