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Hawk Rock News – 4/22/14

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Just as they’re ready to kick off a new spring tour on Friday (April 25th), Alice In Chains has added a batch of new dates to its schedule, booking eight new dates in August that begin on the 8th of that month in Penticton, British Columbia. Six of the shows are in Canada, with Peoria, Illinois and Indianapolis the sole U.S. stops.

  • Alice In Chains will hit the festival circuit in June and July, mostly appearing at the big shows in Europe.
  • Guitarist Jerry Cantrell told us not long ago that putting together a set list these days is a quality problem for Alice In Chains: “There’s always somebody that’s bummed out. We’ve got 90 minutes to play. We could play every one of our top radio songs and there would still be songs that we can’t play because we’re gonna run out of tunes (laughs). There’s a lot of songs that people like to hear that are deeper cuts, and that we like to play, so you know, you end up playing a lot of your bigger tunes and that’s what people want to hear.”
  • Alice In Chains is touring in support of its fifth studio effort, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which features the rock hits “Hollow,” “Stone” and “Voices.”
  • Confirmed Alice In Chains tour dates (subject to change):
    April 25 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
    April 26 – Thackerville, OK – Winstar World Casino & Resort
    April 28 – Austin, TX – ACL Live, Moody Theatre
    May 1 – Tunica, MS – Horseshoe Tunica
    May 2 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee
    May 6 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston PAC
    May 7 – Raleigh, NC – Memorial Auditorium
    May 9 – Atlantic City, NJ – Ovation Hall at Revel
    May 10 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Casino MGM
    May 12 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
    May 13 – Reading, PA – Sovereign PAC
    May 14 – Roanoke, VA – Roanoke PAC
    May 16 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Arena
    May 17 – Cincinnati, OH – Horseshoe Casino
    May 19 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
    May 20 – Battle Creek, MI – Kellogg Arena
    May 22 – Elizabeth, IN – Horseshoe Southern Indiana
    May 23 – Davenport, IA – Adler Theatre
    May 24 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Stir Cove
    August 8 – Penticton, BC – South Okahagan Centre
    August 10 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
    August 11 – Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre
    August 13 – Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre
    August 18 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
    August 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
    August 22 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
    August 23 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama


Ozzy Osbourne topped a list of singers who have been voted the most difficult to understand, according to a new survey conducted by U.K. video-on-demand service Blinkbox. Along with Ozzy, other artists whose lyrics and vocals are hard to decipher include Lady GagaAbbaQueenBon JoviJimi Hendrix, and others.

  • According to the survey’s findings, “many Brits believed the line in Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ was ‘Polk her face,’ while Ozzy’s lyric ‘Going off the rails on a crazy train‘ was misheard as‘Going off the rails on a gravy train.’
  • Many members of the public could not understand Ozzy’s speaking voice in the MTV reality series The Osbournes — although Ozzy says now that he was heavily medicated during the making of that show.
  • The top 10 misheard song lyrics, according to Blinkbox, came from Abba’s “Dancing Queen,” Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” Bon Jovi’s “Living On A Prayer” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze,” among others.

Top 10 Commonly Misheard Song Lyrics (including what people thought it was):

Abba, “Dancing Queen”
“See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen”
Queen, “We Will Rock You”
“Kicking your cat all over the place”
Bon Jovi, “Livin’ On A Prayer”
“It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not”
Madonna, “Like A Virgin”
“Like a virgin, touched for the thirty-first time”
The Monkees, “I’m A Believer”
“Then I saw her face, now I’m gonna leave her”
Johnny Nash, “I Can See Clearly Now”
“I can see clearly now, Lorraine has gone”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
“What it takes to form a line”
Jimi Hendrix, “Purple Haze”
“Excuse me while I kiss this guy”
Spice Girls, “Wannabe”
“If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get rid of my friends”
Starship, “We Built This City”
“We built this city on logs and coal”


Kiss co-founder Paul Stanley is no stranger to the top of the charts — but even he must be impressed with the response his new autobiography has been getting. Stanley’s revealing life spanning memoir, Face The Music: A Life Exposed, debuted at Number Two on The New York Times‘ Best Sellers list for Print Hardcover Non-Fiction. On top of that, Face The Music debuted on the Times‘ Combined Print and E-Book best seller list and E-Book best sellers list at Number Three and Number 13, respectively.

In the Face The Music, Stanley talks frankly about his early struggles with hearing — he was born with Level 3 Microtia and is deaf in his right ear. Microtia is a congenital deformity of the cartilage of the outer ear that can affect normal hearing.

Stanley, who grew up half-deaf and scarred with a deformed right ear, eventually had reconstructive surgery in 1982 to create an ear using a piece of his rib cage. We asked Stanley why he kept his ear a secret for so long: “Oh, it was painful. It was too painful. Y’know, you can only reveal things and you can only deal with things when you’re ready to. And my experiences as a child were so debilitating and destructive, that the best way for me to deal with my ear was to cover it and to — at least on the surface — ignore what was going on; although when something is invisible to others doesn’t mean it’s not visible and very much a part of your life.


Kiss and Def Leppard tour dates (subject to change):

June 23 – West Valley, UT – USANA Amphitheater
June 25 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
June 27 – Ridgefield, WA – Sleep Country Amphitheater
June 29 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
July 2 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
July 3 – Wheatland, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 5 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 6 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 8- Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
July 9 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre
July 13 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 16 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 18 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre
July 19 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 20 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
July 22 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 23 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 25 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 26 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
August 1 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
August 2 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
August 3 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
August 5 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 6 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
August 8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
August 9 – Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 10 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
August 12 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 15 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
August 16 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
August 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
August 22 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
August 23 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 24 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
August 26 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
August 28 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 29 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
August 31 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

This article was written by canyonadmin