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Phoenix Arizona artist Maggie Keane produced some unique street art near downtown Phoenix.
One is this wall art featuring Prince. The glasses are huge concave mirrors.

Maggie Keane also made this series of paintings all featuring David Bowie.


Deep Purple is releasing a new album this August. The 13 track recording is entitled "Whoosh!" and will be
released through earMUSIC. This albus is a follow-up to their 2017 release "Infinite".

2018 - Nightwish is touring the rest of this year and early 2019 in Europe.

2018 - Nick Mason, founding member of Pink Floyd, wil go on tour early 2019 with his "Sauceful of Secrets"
Tour. The tour will take place in March and April of 2019.

2018 - KISS has announced their "End of the Road" farewell tour to take place in early 2019. The
North American portion of the tour will start January 31 in Vancouver B.C.


2016 - Buckingham Palace, Rod Stewart was knighted on October 11. He became Sir Roderick David Stewart with his family in attendance.


2016 - The Who at Desert Trip Music Festival, Coachella, California. Also performing over two weekends were the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Roger Waters. The average age of the performers was 72.


2016 - The Rolling Stones at Desert Trip for two weekends in October also announced their forthcoming 23rd studio album of blues tunes, "Blue and Lonesome" due out December 2nd.


2016 - Robert Plant will perform seven charity concerts in the US in 2017 to support educational programs for displaced people in 45 countried worldwide.


2016 - A 40th anniversary commemoration of the death of Marc Bolan (T-Rex) will be held in London next year September 15, 2017.


2016 - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow to release "Memories in Rock: Live in Germany" will feature a dozen Rainbow and Deep Purple tracks. Due out November 18.



2016 - David Bowie, born David Robert Jones, passed away from pancreatic cancer that spread to his liver, on January 10. He was a musical innovator bringing visual presentation to the musical stage. He knew of his terminal illness for a year and worked hard to finish his last album "Blackstar" which was released two day before his death.



2014 - Uriah Heep alive and well touring


2014 - Peter Frampton selling out concerts like this recent Tucson Arizona event.


2014 - KISS hit the road with Def Leopard on their "2014 Heroes" tour.


2014 - Def Leopard announcing their tour with KISS

2014 - Blue Oyster Cult on tour this year


2014 - Bo Diddley on his Harley Topper in the 1960's. Now in his 80's Diddley recently performed in concert in Tucson Arizona.


2014 - Bob Seger touring with his "Ride Out Tour" with dates into next year


2014 - On tour in Europe is Golden Earring


2013 - Joan Jett at the House of Blues in Los Angeles



2013 - Sammy Hagar in Los Angeles this year


2013 - New Zealand's Naked and Famous rocked the Wiltern in Los Angeles


2013 - On tour this year is Cherie Currie (Runaways) here reunited with Lita Ford at the Los Angeles Troubador.


2013 - Lou Reed 71, cancelled several shows due to ill health.He then had a liver transplant in May. His wife Laurie Andersen said he was doing fine and recouperating.


2013 - Paramore live at Radio 98.7fm Los Angeles


2013 - Ozzie and Black Sabbath debut a new song "End of the beginning" on CSI TV show


2013 - Deftones front man Chino Moreno at James Live, St. Petersburg Florida


2013 - Cheap Trick performing at their 35th anniversary of their Budokan Japan concert at the El Rey Theater Los Angeles


2013 - Capital Cities performing their hit "Safe and Sound" at Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ Los Angeles.


2013 - Aerosmith cancelled a sold out concert in Jakarta Indonesia due to security threats.


Circus Magazine cover February 1970