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GUITARS FROM AC/DC, AEROSMITH, HALESTORM TO BE AUCTIONED

Limited-edition guitars from artists who play Gibson guitars are up for auction.

The collection includes an SG Standard from AC/DC’s Angus Young. An Epiphone acoustic played and autographed by Darius Rucker of Hootie and The Blowfish. From Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, the first-ever female Ambassador for Gibson, there’s the Explorer that she helped design.

And from Aerosmith, a Joe Perry Gold Rush custom Les Paul Axcess guitar. It was signed by all members of the band.

The auction only features rare and collectible limited-edition guitars. All donations raised will go to charitable foundations including Gibson Gives and the National Museum of African American Music education fund.

Bidding is open now online and will end tomorrow (July 6) at 3pm ET.

TL;DR:

  • Limited-edition guitars from AC/DC’s Angus Young, Darius Rucker of Hootie and The Blowfish, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm and others are up for auction.
  • Bidding is open now online and will end tomorrow (July 6) at 3pm ET.

AEROSMITH NEWS: STEVEN TYLER OUT OF REHAB, JOE KRAMER’S WIFE PASSES AWAY

According to People.com, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler is out of rehab. He voluntarily checked into a facility in May. At the time, the band announced that his problems started with pain management following foot surgery.

A band representative said that Tyler is doing extremely well and is looking forward to being back on stage.

In other Aerosmith news… Over the weekend Linda Kramer, the wife of Aerosmith’s drummer Joey Kramer passed away

Earlier this year, Kramer took a leave of absence from Aerosmith and said that he needed to “focus his full attention on his family.”

She was 55. The couple had been married for 13 years.

TL;DR:

  • Steven Tyler is out of rehab and looking forward to being back on stage.
  • Linda Kramer, the wife of Aerosmith’s drummer Joey Kramer, passed away She was 55.
  • They were married for 13 years.

UPDATE: POISON’S BRET MICHAELS HOSPITALIZED, ANOTHER SHOW CUT SHORT

Bret Michaels of Poison was hospitalized in Nashville on Thursday night (June 30), and the show was canceled.

He was admitted to the hospital just before show time, so the rest of the band went onstage and announced that Michaels had bad reaction to medication and that they wouldn’t be able to do the show without him.

Michaels posted online that doctors “highly recommended” that he rest and save all his energy.

Then, over the weekend, Poison played an abbreviated show in Jacksonville, Florida and performed only 7 songs. The band also canceled all their meet-and-greets in Jacksonville.

TL;DR:

  • Bret Michaels of Poison was hospitalized in Nashville on Thursday night (June 30), and the show was canceled.
  • He was admitted to the hospital just before show time, so the rest of the band came onstage and announced that Michaels had a bad reaction to medication and that they wouldn’t be able to do the show without him.
  • Then, over the weekend, Poison played an abbreviated show in Jacksonville, Florida and performed only 7 songs. The band also canceled all their meet-and-greets in Jacksonville.

NEW SONG OUT FROM JOURNEY AHEAD OF ALBUM RELEASE

Over the weekend, Journey released a new song on YouTube called, “United We Stand.”

Emerging supercharged from the pandemic, the band calls it a reminder – that together, we can make a difference.

In a statement, they said, “More than ever, we need to take care of each other and look after one another.

Journey is set to release a 15-track set of new original songs that bring back the grand scale of the group’s greatest moments, along with updated and bold new directions and sounds.

Founding member, guitarist, songwriter, and producer Neal Schon said, “During the pandemic, there wasn’t much to do. I spent a lot of time in my little studio at home, learning how to play keyboards and looping. Some of those ideas ended up being songs. So, it kind of came out of nowhere.”

“United We Stand” is from their upcoming album Freedom, which comes out July 8.

TL;DR:

  • Journey released a new song, “United We Stand.”
  • They call it a reminder that together we can make a difference.
  • Journey is set to release a 15-track album called Freedom, on July 8.

WHITESNAKE CANCELS FAREWELL TOUR DATES DUE TO HEALTH CHALLENGES

The remaining European concert dates for Whitesnake have been canceled. The band sited that it was “due to continuing health challenges.”

In a statement from frontman David Coverdale, he expressed deep sadness and said it was doctor’s orders. The decision was made out of concern for everyone’s health and safety.

He said, “I extend my sincere apologies to all of Whitesnake’s amazing fans who have been looking forward to the remaining scheduled shows of this tour, all of our amazing, fabulous snakes and tour personnel who have been working so hard to put on these shows. And all of the promoters and other professionals who have helped set up the tour.”

The Farewell tour kicked off in Ireland, in early May, before heading to The UK and Europe, but has been faltering since mid-June, when guitarist Reb Beach missed four shows after falling ill. The band also missed a festival date in Spain after drummer Tommy Aldridge also got sick, while Coverdale’s issues caused cancelations in Italy, Austria, and Croatia.

Coverdale wrote: “It’s time for me to get my arse home… Thank you for understanding, but I need to get home to rest and recuperate.”

TL;DR:

  • The remaining European concert dates for Whitesnake have been canceled.
  • “Due to continuing health challenges.”
  • Coverdale wrote: “It’s time for me to get my arse home… Thank you for understanding, but I need to get home to rest and recuperate.”

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