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Roger Daltrey Calls Out Pot Smokers

Roger Daltrey was trying his best on Wednesday night (May 20th) during the Who’s Nassau Coliseum concert in Long Island, New York, when the current of pot smoke nearly forced the show to end. The Who, who prior to the concerts flash a message on screen asking fans to refrain from pot toking due to Daltrey’s allergies to the smoke, had to stop the show three times due to people ignoring Daltrey’s pleas that the smoke was restricting his vocal cords.


Daltrey at one point asked the crowd to police themselves to find the smoker, and although Pete Townshend brought levity to they situation, telling them to shove the joint “up your “f***ing ass,” Daltrey was later more direct, angrily telling the anonymous smoking bandit to “f*** off.” Daltrey has had problems with pot smoke hitting the stage over the years and during a 2009 New York City gig, also almost shut the show down due to an abundance of pot smoke.



Stones Play “Sticky Fingers” At Surprise Club Gig

As expected the Rolling Stones performed their 1971 chart-topping Sticky Fingers classic in its entirety for the first time at L.A.’s Fonda Theatre. In addition to several other numbers, the band tackled Sticky Fingers, with a revised running order to flow better in concert — which cost the lucky fans a mere $5 for tickets. Mick Jagger joked “We’re going to do the whole of Sticky Fingers — but in the order of the 8-track tape. Next time we’ll come back and do Satanic Majesties.” The Stones will kick off their 15-city North American Zip Code Tour on Sunday (May 24th) at San Diego’s Petco Park.

Celebrities spotted in attendance at the Fonda were: Jack Nicholson, Bruce Willis, Harry Styles, Kesha, Andy Garcia, Dave Stewart, Joe Pesci, Ben Harper, Leonard Cohen, Patricia Arquette, Eric Idle, Steven Van Zandt, Penny Lancaster, Don Was, Brian Grazer, and Georgia May Jagger.

The Stones’ Fonda Theatre setlist:

“Start Me Up”
“When The Whip Comes Down
“All Down The Line”
“Dead Flowers”
“Wild Horses”
“Sister Morphine”
“You Gotta Move”
“Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’”
“I Got The Blues
“Moonlight Mile”
“Brown Sugar”

“Rock Me Baby”
“Jumpin’ Jack Flash”
“I Can’t Turn You Loose”



Simmons Says Kiss Will Make New Music


(Classic Rock) KISS will record their 21st album next year, says Gene Simmons – despite Paul Stanley’s suggestion that it might not happen. Stanley recently told Classic Rock that he wasn’t certain a follow-up to 2012’s Monster would be made, and insisting: “We can move forward without new music. There are enough things going on in Kiss that right now it doesn’t feel utterly necessary to make a new album.”


But Simmons tells NU.nl: “It will happen when we have time. I have music in me that needs to come out. I recently wrote a song called Your Wish Is My Command. It feels like a Kiss song and it just needs to be released on a Kiss album.”


He states that all four band members are behind the plan, and adds that Stanley will once again play the role of producer. “I’m glad about that – I no longer have the energy to come to the studio every day,” says the bassist. “Paul doesn’t have so many other things in his life that demand attention, so he can concentrate fully on the project.”



Black Sabbath Lifetime Achievement Award


Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler appeared in public with estranged drummer Bill Ward for the first time since late 2011 at the Ivor Novello Awards in London, England on Thursday (May 21st). The members of the legendary metal act were on hand to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award. Iommi accepted on the band’s behalf, confirming that Sabbath will embark on a “final tour” next year.


Ward commented, “”It’s been a good 40 years. At least, I think it has.”

Singer Ozzy Osbourne was not present at the ceremony, which has celebrated British songwriting and songwriters annually for 60 years.



Jack White Defends Tidal Service


Jack White has posted a “Frequently Asked Questions” section on the website of his Third Man record label in which he addresses his motivation for teaming up with Jay-Z and other musician “co-owners” to launch the controversial streaming service Tidal. To a fan complaining about Tidal charging a premium for its service, White responded. “Don’t devalue musicians, man; support them. Making records is expensive, believe us. I don’t see people saying we should go to the movies for free, or Netflix should be free. That state of music is in flux. Be on the side of supporting creativity, not taking from it. This gives you that chance.”

Replying to the suggestion that Tidal was launched simply as a way to make Jay, White and their friends wealthier, White wrote, “It’s not about the rich getting richer. It takes artists that can get people’s attention to be able to make a scenario possible for those artists that don’t have a voice to get in a position where they aren’t struggling.”