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5th March 2017

eagles fleetwood mac

The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac will headline a new festival, Classic East And Classic West, in New York City and Los Angeles this July.

Classic East And Classic West will take place at Citi Field in New York and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and both festivals will feature two days of music with additional acts to be announced in the coming months.

Festival organizers reportedly hope to develop an annual franchise around Classic East And West.

The inaugural Classic East And Classic West festival will notably mark the Eagles' first show without founding member Glenn Frey, who died last January from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.

One month after his death, Eagles members Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Bernie Leadon and Timothy B Schmidt joined Jackson Browne for a tribute to Frey at the 2016 Grammy Awards ceremony. It is unknown who, if anyone, will stand in for Frey at Classic East And Classic West.

Classic East And Classic West are the only live dates Fleetwood Mac have confirmed for 2017 but the band have several projects in the works including a reissue of their 1987 album, 'Tango In the Night'. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are also prepping an album of duets, tentatively titled 'Buckingham McVie' and scheduled for release in May.

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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