Airbourne posted the following bulletin this evening:
After 200+ shows this year, Joel’s suffering from strained vocal chords and is being forced under doctor’s orders to cancel the current USA dates with Motorhead. All that is needed is a couple of weeks rest & then the band will be back on the Road in Japan this Oct and then taking on a UK / Europe tour for the third time in ten months. The band is gutted that they can not play these shows with Motorhead & hope to see you all at a show soon.
Rock on & see you soon….
Grammy Award winners and hard rock legends Motörhead have been enlisted to provide their new song “Rock Out” as the official theme music for WWE’s September pay-per-view event, Unforgiven®. “Rock Out” is the lead track off Motörhead’s eagerly-awaited new album, Motörizer.
Beginning Monday, August 18th, “Rock Out” has been heard on all WWE television programming leading up to Unforgiven, which airs live on pay-per-view on Sunday, September 7 from the Quicken Loan Arena in Cleveland, OH. The song is also available for download via iTunes and streaming on WWE.com.
Millions of WWE fans are already quite familiar with Motörhead, as they perform “The Game”, the entrance theme for WWE Champion Triple H®. Motörhead and Triple H have been a successful tag team in the past; Motörhead performed additional theme songs “King of Kings” and “Line in the Sand” for Triple H and his former stable, Evolution.
Motörizer, Motörhead’s 24th studio album, was released in the U.S. on August 26. Motörhead will also embark on a national tour beginning this week. An iconic hard rockband that continues to forge ahead and not look back, Motörhead has influenced generations of bands and are revered by the likes of Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Ozzy Osbourne, The Ramones, Guns N’ Roses and Metallica, who have all paid tribute to the Motörhead legend. Much like the WWE, Motörhead is supported by legions of devoted fans and has made a lasting impression on pop culture.
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According to Billboard.com, Slipknot’s “All Hope Is Gone” barely wins out over the Game’s “LAX” in the race for No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. The Roadrunner set moved 239,516 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, only 1,134 more than the rapper’s Geffen album at 238,382.
This marks the first No. 1 for the masked hard rockers, who scored a No. 2 with 2004’s “Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses” and a No. 3 with 2001’s “Iowa” (named for the group’s home state). The Game’s last two efforts, 2006’s “Doctor’s Advocate” and 2005’s “The Documentary,” both debuted at No. 1.
Kid Rock’s “Rock N Roll Jesus” (Atlantic) takes an 11% sales hit to 89,000, falling 2-3. After two weeks at No. 1, the Jonas’ Brothers’ Hollywood set “A Little Bit Longer” slides to No. 4 with 80,000 (-45%).
The “Mamma Mia!” soundtrack (Decca) slips 4-5 on an 11% decrease to 78,000. With only a 5% loss in sales, Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter III” (Cash Money/Universal) climbs a slot 7-6 with 54,000.
The multi-label compilation “Now That’s What I Call Country,” the latest version of the successful “Now” series, debuts at No. 7 with 50,000. Other spin-offs of the hits-based collections include Christmas tunes, Latin music, No. 1s, ’80s hits and classic rock. Of these offshoots, only the “Now No. 1s” set boasted a bigger opening week, when it started at No. 6 with 90,000.
Sugarland’s “Love on the Inside” (Mercury Nashville) holds tight at No. 8 for a second week with 47,000 (-17%). At No. 9 with 46,000, Solange, who also happens to be Beyonce’s younger sister, sets some personal bests with sophomore album “Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams.”
Her first album, 2003’s “Solo Star,” peaked in its debut week at No. 49 with 19,000. The new Music World/Geffen album is led by the single “I Decided,” which recently hit No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. Capping off the top tier, Coldplay’s Capitol album “Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends” rises 11-10 with 44,000 (-5%).
Luis Fonsi lands his best sales week ever as “Palabras Del Silencio” (Universal Latino) starts at No. 15 on The Billboard 200 with 30,000. That also gives him the highest charting album of his career, easily beating the No. 62 peak of 2005’s “Paso a Paso.” Additionally, this entry is the second biggest sales week of the year for a Latin act. Only Luis Miguel came in higher, when his “Complices” started with 32,000 in May.
British metal act Dragonforce, of “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock” fame, also earns its best sales week ever as “Ultra Beatdown” (Roadrunner) charges in at No. 18 with 24,000. The use of the band’s song “Through the Fire and Flames” in the “Guitar” game helped the band move more than 312,000 units of its 2006 parent album “Inhuman Rampage.”
The reunited Verve debuts at No. 23 after selling 21,000 copies of its first album in 11 years, “Forth” (On Your Own/Megaforce). Other debuts this week include Alacranes Musical’s “Tu Inspiracion” (Fonovisa, No. 26, 20,000), Jimmy Wayne’s “Do You Believe Me” (Valory, No. 27, 20,000), the Lost Trailers’ “Holler Back” (BNA, No. 32, 13,000) and B.B. King’s “One Kind Favor” (Geffen, No. 37, 12,000).
At 7.15 million units, sales this week are up 2.3% from last week’s sum but down 6.5% from the same week last year.
Columbia Records will release No Bull: The Directors Cut, a newly edited, comprehensive DVD of the band’s famed July 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid, Spain, on September 9, 2008. No Bull: The Directors Cut, also available ..ay, features over 2 hours of classic AC/DC in concert with bonus features including “Angus-cam” songs and 2 rare performances from the Ballbreaker tour.
Check out Metallica’s new video, The Day That Never Comes below! It is 9 days until the release of Death Magnetic!
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The Journey show scheduled to play the Verizon Wireless Arena this Wednesday, September 3, 2008 has been postponed due to a case of bronchitis for lead singer Arnel Pineda. The show has been rescheduled for December 2nd and all tickets will be honored. Refunds are available at points of purchase.***
We expect to play Toronto and thanks for understanding. See you on the Road!!