KISS and Def Leppard are set to tour this year and there’s no question this is going to be a high-profile trek. Beginning June 23rd outside Salt Lake City, the two bands will take to the road. Paul Stanley says everyone wants more for their money and that putting the two long-standing bands together for this tour will make for a great night of music. As for if you’ll see the two bands join together on stage for some collaboration? Don’t count on it … Def Leppard front man Joe Elliot says they’re not a couple of jam bands. The tour spans over three months and will be at Tinley Park, Illinois, at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre August 18th and down at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre August 28th. Proceeds from the shows will benefit charities helping out military families.
New Metallica tune
Metallica have a new song they performed in Columbia Sunday night. The 8-minute long tune titled “Lords of Summer” is the first new tune hinting at a new album being well on the way. It’s unclear when the band will put out a new disc, but every indication is that it could be before the year it out. We’ll keep you posted.
Channing not to be inducted
Former Nirvana Drummer Chadd Channing will be hanging out with the band during their induction in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month, but he won’t be inducted. Manning manned the kit on the Bleach album and even recorded a few tracks on Nevermind. The Rock Hall sent out a message to the band’s management saying it will only be Dave, Krist and Kurt being inducted into the Rock Hall. Channing had to break the news to his daughter that he would not be inducted in to the Rock Hall of Fame. Sad.
Catch the Music Minute every weekday with the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show on Springfield’s Real Rock 92.7 QLZ