Cheap Trick announce Budokan box set… Bon Jovi launch credit card… Van The Man to play Astral Weeks in its entirety…
Cheap Trick‘s legendary live album Live At Budokan, originally released in 1979, is to get the full-on bells-and-whistles treatment with Budokan!, a deluxe four-CD/DVD box set out on November 11. The DVD includes the full concert, aired only once on Japanese TV. Two CDs feature At Budokan: The Complete Concert, newly remastered, while an additional disc includes the audio counterpart to the DVD plus four bonus songs not included in the original film.
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Now here’s a credit card you can brandish with pride. Not. Bon Jovi have launched (and we quote) The Bon Jovi MasterCard® Credit Card With WorldPoints® Rewards. Apply here and get a Bon Jovi long-sleeve t-shirt (sizes S to XXL available) and a Bon Jovi mesh baseball hat after qualifying transaction(s). Um, we think we’ll stick with our Gene $immon$ Credit Card, thanks very much, despite its punitive interest rate of 1,000,000 per cent a month.
Van Morrison will perform his 1968 solo album Astral Weeks in its entirety during back-to-back concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on November 7 and 8. The concerts will feature original musicians featured on the classic album. The shows will be recorded for the live album Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl, to be released in January.
The Allman Brothers Band will receive the prestigious Legend Of Live award at the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for November 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The Legend Of Live award recognises a touring professional who has had a significant and lasting impact on the concert industry.
Sex Pistols singer John Lydon has a new career… as the frontman for a TV advertising campaign by Country Life British Butter. It’s a shame it isn’t Anchor Butter, because then Lydon could have sung Anchor-y In The UK… Anyhow, if you really must, you can watch the Country Life ad here.
DFS sofa-selling maniacs Nickelback have announced that their new album will be titled Dark Horse and released on November 17. As previously reported on the Clog, the album is co-produced by Nickelback and Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard). This annoying development (i.e. Lange’s involvement) will probably mean the album will sell by the truckload. Nickelback plan to embark on a worldwide tour in 2009.