Dick Wagner, Slash, And More Q101 Music News For August 1st 2014
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5 Seconds Of Summer Debut At #1
5 Seconds Of Summer sold 259,000 copies of their self titled album in its first week. They will be performing at the The “Rock Out With Your Socks Out” tour begins on July 17th, 2015 in Las Vegas.
Dick Wagner Dead At 71
Dick Wagner was a guitarist for Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, and KISS.
Wagner’s website posted: “It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow we have to let you know that Dick Wagner has left this world. Dick had a huge heart, which is perhaps why it gave him so much trouble, it was simply too full of love, of music and life.
“His creativity and passion will live on forever in the legacy he has left for us, in his music and his words. We have so much of him to celebrate. Dick was prolific not only in the tangible realm of what we can see and hear but in the boundless energy of his spirit, which will never die.
“He was a fighter, but in the end his body couldn’t keep up with his spirit, and so he lays to rest. Dick said in 2013, ‘Love is in the air. Breathe deep.’ Take Dick’s advice into your own hearts, and notice all of the beauty in the world, even when it seems cruel and unfair.”
Slash Promoting New Album “World on Fire”
In celebration of Guitar Center’s 50th anniversary, Slash will play three shows in one week. Slash will be at the Troubadour on Sept. 23dr, The Roxy on Sept. 25th and the Whisky-a-Go-Go on Sept. 26th.
“I’ve always admired Guitar Center’s commitment to artists,” says Slash. “They’re constantly creating new avenues for musicians to get their music out to fans and inspiring people to pick up an instrument and play. They’ve also been supportive of my career since the very beginning here on the Sunset Strip. I am happy to be a part of their 50th celebration.”
Theory Of A Deadman Back With A New Album, “Savages”
In an interview with Loudwire, Tyler Connoley said “On our first records, the songs are very dark and metaphoric and I kind of got away from that. So on this new one I went back. Our first single ‘Drown’ and quite a few other songs, they’re definitely a lot darker. The whole band was digging it and I think our fans will be very happy with the fresh sound approach.
Aug 01 Wisconsin Valley Fair Wausau, WI
Aug 02 Deschutes County Fair Redmond, OR
Aug 04 Wilma Theater Missoula, MT
Aug 05 ISU Ballroom Pocatello, ID
Aug 07 Easyriders Saloon (Outdoors) Sturgis, SD
Aug 09 “Rock The Fort” Concert Granbury, TX
Aug 19 Clyde Iron Works Duluth, MN
Aug 20 Vetter Stone Amphitheater Mankato, MN
Aug 22 Safari Niagara Stevensville, Canada
Aug 23 Smooth Truck Fest Smooth Rock Falls, Canada
Aug 28 Fifth Third Ballpark w/ Halestorm Comstock Park, MI
Aug 29 Route 20 Racine, WI
Aug 30 Taste of Madison Madison, WI
Fitz And The Tantrums Play U.S. Open
Fitz and The Tantrums to perform in Arthur Ashe Stadium as part of the opening ceremony of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on August 25th. His brothers Bebe, Marvin and Carvin Winans will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the ceremony.
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