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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Launches Shelter For Abused Women - (Radio.com) Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has opened Janie's House, a new shelter for abused women in Atlanta, GA. Tyler also used the occasion to perform new song, "Janie's House." "Steven's in the mix and Janie's in the house!," Tyler shared on social media. "I've never written a song as beautiful as Janie's House…this was two years in the making!! Spending the day with these girls…I'm just so proud of them! I'm just relieved they have a safe space to be who they are," the singer shared. "We got it going on now," Tyler added in an Instagram video from the launch. "[Janie's House] takes young girls in. It's got a staff. It's got some therapists. It's got people for them to talk to, and it's got people for them to [help] deal with health issues," Tyler explained in a video shared by TMZ. "When girls come in and they're broken and battered and have their problems and get out, they have somewhere to go," he added. "It's a safe haven, and more than anything, it gives them a voice. That's what we want in the end, for them to be able to figure out what's going on and be good from the inside out and pass it on." Janie's House, which has room for 30 residents, is the latest extension of Tyler's Janie's Fund, founded in 2015 as "a big voice for abused girls." 
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John Mayer Hospitalized For Emergency Surgery - (Radio.com) John Mayer has been rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy, forcing Dead & Company, the band he's currently touring in, to postpone at least one show. The band, consisting of Mayer along with former members of the Grateful Dead , announced Mayer's health scare on social media. The group posted the following tweet yesterday: "Early this morning, Tuesday, December 5th, John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for emergency appendectomy forcing the Dead & Company December 5th concert in New Orleans to be postponed," the band tweeted. An update was issued on Dec. 6: According to a statement from his representative Mayer is “recovering from the emergency appendectomy he underwent yesterday and is in good spirits.” “The Dead & Company concerts scheduled for Dec. 7 in Orlando, Florida and Dec. 8 in Sunrise, Florida, in addition to the Dec. 5 show in New Orleans, are postponed,” the statement continued. “All tickets for these shows will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Information on the rescheduled concerts will be announced as soon as possible. Should ticketholders choose to seek a refund, they will be available at the point of purchase.”

Robert Plant Reacts To Latest Led Zeppelin Reunion Question - (Gibson) With the recent release of Carry Fire, his eleventh studio album, Robert Plant has put out more albums than his famed previous band Led Zeppelin. Still, his career as the lead singer of the band that pioneered modern hard rock music will always overshadow everything else he does. Even though it's been almost four decades since Led Zeppelin disbanded, Plant was recently asked about a potential 2018 reunion in an interview on Team Rock. His answer: "All these magazines and internet platforms should be supporting new music and help new musicians to find an audience, instead of dwelling on the old crap all the time. It's like there is nothing new and exciting out there any more, when in fact there is. So stop living in the past. Open your ears and your eyes. It's not that difficult, is it?" Plant's not at all keen on the idea of writing his memoirs either. He recalls that his bandmates and him were "social deviants, pushed out to the corners of society" and that, "we were representing a challenge to the order. So do we want to chum up and cuddle up to the whole idea of going to a publisher and telling stories? I mean, what - who - for? Those stories are locked nicely between my two ever-growing ear holes. So f*** it. There's a lot in there, and that's where it's staying."

New Director Hired For Freddie Mercury Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' - (Radio.com) This week, X-Men director Brian Singer was dismissed from the Freddie Mercury biopic on which he'd been working. A Hollywood Reporter story alleges that on-set "chaos" led to the termination, which Singer denies. 20th Century Fox has announced that director Dexter Fletcher will take the reins from Singer, and production on the film (which features Mr. Robot actor Rami Malek as Mercury) will resume next week. The BBC describes Fletcher as a "Guy Ritchie favorite" who has directed the musical Sunshine On Leith and last year's Eddie The Eagle. Singer refutes the claims that a chaotic set environment led to his departure; The director released a statement which said he needed time to care for a "gravely ill parent" as well as his own health. "Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services," Singer wrote. "This was not my decision and it was beyond my control." Nevertheless, his swift replacement could help the film remain on track for a Christmas 2018 release date.

Judas Priest Among Rock Hall Fan Vote Winners
- (hennemusic) Judas Priest are among five acts that have earned support from fans as part of the 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame fan vote. The metal icons landed fifth with 538,508 fan votes in the poll, which was topped by Bon Jovi with 1,162,146 votes, followed by the Moody Blues in second (947,795), Dire Straits in third (613,749) and The Cars in fourth spot (552,733). Each of the Fan Vote winners will receive an extra vote in the Official Vote by Rock Hall members. Judas Priest are among 19 nominees vying for induction into the 2018 Rock Hall. "This is our Oscars," Priest frontman Rob Halford tells Billboard. "When the nominations come up and the inductions come up, you often wonder that it would feel like if you were able to be on stage at that moment making an acceptance speech and particularly having the pleasure to be in the company of all the other musicians and industry people. "So, yeah, if we do get in it will be an absolute dream-come-true moment. Fingers crossed, as they say." Formed in Birmingham, UK in 1969, Judas Priest has a catalog of 17 studio albums and worldwide sales of almost 50 million copies. Despite various lineups through the years, the Hall Of Fame has selected Halford, bassist Ian Hill, guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, and drummers Scott Travis, Les Binks and Dave Holland for possible entry into the Cleveland-based institution. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Class of 2018 inductees will be announced on December 13, and the ceremony will take place at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH on April 14. Judas Priest will release their 18th album, “Firepower”, in the spring of 2018.


Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Songs To Be Released As New Album - (Gibson) It's been almost fifty years since he tragically passed away, but there's still gold in the Jimi Hendrix vaults. This March will see the release of Both Sides Of The Sky, a new album of Jimi Hendrix material recorded between 1968 and 1970. Made up of thirteen tracks, the album will feature ten songs which have never been released before. The album is the final in a trilogy of archival releases that included 2010's Valleys of Neptune and 2013's People, Hell and Angels. Both Sides Of Sky, scheduled to release on March 9, was co-produced by long time Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer and features guests like Stephen Stills (on a cover of Joni Mitchell's 'Woodstock', as well as the original '$20 Fine'), legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter (on a version of Guitar Slim's 'Things I Used To Do') and singer and saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood. Also included is a cover of Muddy Waters' 'Mannish Boy.' Most of the tracks feature Hendrix’s Band Of Gypsys band – bassist Billy Cox, drummer Buddy Miles and Hendrix on guitar and vocals – while the Jimi Hendrix Experience line-up, with Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on bass, feature on the song ‘Hear My Train A Comin.’ For more details on Both Sides Of The Sky, visit:  http://jimihendrix.com/news/new-jimi-hendrix-album-both-sides-of-the-sky-march-9/





 



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