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Cinderella's Tom Keifer Collapses, Rushed To Hospital - (Blabbermouth) Tom Keifer is expected to be released from hospital later today (Oct. 15) — one day after he was forced to cancel his concert due to a medical emergency. The CINDERELLA frontman was scheduled to perform at Jergel's in Warrendale, Pennsylvania Saturday night (October 14) when he was taken ill. Keifer's publicist told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that Tom "collapsed" prior to last night's show and "was transported to a local hospital where he underwent tests and was kept overnight. Doctors confirm that Keifer is in stable condition and believe the episode points to heat exhaustion and severe dehydration. Keifer was given fluids, is resting comfortably, and is expected to be released later today. He plans to return to his performance schedule later in the week." Tom is on the road promoting an expanded compilation of his critically acclaimed solo debut album, "The Way Life Goes", which will be made available on October 20 via Cleopatra Records. Although CINDERELLA hasn't released a new studio album since 1994's "Still Climbing", the band started playing sporadic shows again in 2010 but has been largely inactive for the last few years while Keifer focuses on his solo career.

Foreigner Reveal Details For Juke Box Hero: The Musical - (hennemusic) Foreigner will launch "Jukebox Hero: The Musical" in the summer of 2018. Produced by Annerin Theatricals, the project is billed as "a coming of age saga written to the music of Foreigner" and is based on the screenplay written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais ("The Commitments", "Across The Universe" and "The Tracey Ullman TV Show"). "Jukebox Hero" is set in Blaydon, PA, a rust-belt town dependent on one main industry. The story starts with the closure of its biggest factory and the plight of its now unemployed workforce. The town seeks the help of Blaydon's most famous son, music superstar Ryan, but returning to Blaydon doesn't just mean revisiting a town where he's become a stranger; it means confronting the ghosts of his past. As part of Foreigner's ongoing 40th anniversary celebration, the musical will feature the band's 16 Top 30 hit songs, including "I Want To Know What Love Is", "Cold As Ice", "Waiting For A Girl Like You", "Hot Blooded" and more. "Jukebox Hero: The Musical" will premiere in Calgary, AB on August 10 - 12, 2018 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium before playing Edmonton, AB on August 16 - 19, 2018 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. "I never could have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner forty years ago, that we'd still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later," said founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones. "I am so proud that these songs will now be reinterpreted for stage, and am honored by the team that is helping bring this music to life. I can't express the gratitude I feel when fans share stories of how our songs have been woven into their milestones and memories over the years. "I had so many great times with Foreigner in Canada and I look forward to bringing the band back here for our 40th anniversary tour. I'm thrilled that Canada will see the world premiere of our brand-new musical, Jukebox Hero, in 2018."

Led Zeppelin's John Bonham To Receive Hometown Honor - (hennemusic) The late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham will be honored with a statue in his hometown of Redditch, UK. The Redditch Advertiser reports plans for the tribute were given the go-ahead at an October 11 Redditch Council meeting after years of hard work and fundraising by The John Bonham Memorial Fund, formed in 2013 to raise cash for a permanent memorial. The bulk of the funds for the statue, by renowned British sculptor Mark Richards, have been raised by a private donation. A large bronze memorial depicting the Led Zeppelindrummer will be built in the town’s Mercian Square. It is expected the statue will be revealed before what would have been the drummer's 70th birthday in May of next year. “How absolutely thrilled I am that this is happening in Redditch," the late drummer's sister, Deborah Bonham, tells the BBC. "We just got planning permission, so I'm absolutely thrilled; we're going to have a John Bonham memorial. Brilliant." The Led Zeppelin rocker died on September 25, 1980 at the age of 32 after a heavy drinking session before, during and after band rehearsals for an upcoming tour; he reportedly drank 40 shots of vodka in his final 24-hours before choking on his own vomit, causing asphyxiation.

The Who's Roger Daltrey To Publish His Memoir - (hennemusic) Roger Daltrey of The Who has announced plans to publish his memoir in the fall of 2018. The Bookseller reports the project will be released through Henry Holt and Company in America and Blink Publishing in the United Kingdom. "It's great that I've found a young, enthusiastic publisher, an upstart in the world of books, to publish my story. It feels like the right fit," said Daltrey in a statement. "I've always resisted the urge to 'do the memoir, but now, finally, I feel I've enough perspective. When you've spent more than half a century at the epicenter of a band like The Who, perspective can be a problem. Everything happened in the moment. One minute, I'm on the factory floor in Shepherd's Bush, the next, I'm headlining Woodstock." Daltrey has been working on the project while juggling recent world tours with The Who. "It's taken three years to unpack the events of my life," he adds, "to remember who did what when and why, to separate the myths from the reality, to unravel what really happened at the Holiday Inn on Keith Moon's 21st birthday. "I hope the result is more than just another autobiography. I've been lucky enough to live in interesting times. I've witnessed society, music and culture change beyond recognition. That I'm still here to tell my tale when so many others around me didn't make it is nothing short of a miracle." 

Scorpions Cancel Remaining Tour Dates Due To Illness - (hennemusic) The Scorpions have announced that they have cancelled the remaining five dates of their North American tour after singer Klaus Meine was diagnosed with a case of severe laryngitis. "Klaus Meine has been advised by top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice," said the band in an official statement. "If he continues the tour, he could risk permanent vocal damage." The group "truly hate to disappoint our fans, and hope to come back to America soon, but this time we have no choice but to cancel." "It breaks my heart to let you down for the remaining shows in the U.S.," added Meine in a separate statement via social media. "There will be better days.... Rock on."

Kenny Rogers Inducted Into Music City Walk Of Fame - (Webster) Country music legend Kenny Rogers is set to be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on October 24th at 1 p.m., the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced on Tuesday. We were sent the following details: The induction ceremony will take place one day in advance of the all-star "All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration" taking place at Bridgestone Arena. "Kenny Rogers is one of the best storytellers in country music history, with one of the sweetest and most soulful voices," Mayor Megan Barry said. "I'm so glad he'll be able to join all the other amazing artists on the Music City Walk of Fame before he retires after nearly 60 years of making beautiful music." The farewell celebration on Oct. 25 will feature the final live performance together by Rogers and Parton, and other guests will include The Flaming Lips, Jamey Johnson, Elle King, Alison Krauss, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Wynonna Judd.





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