Stevie Wonder To Play Yum! Center

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Jan 152015

Stevie Wonder has added the KFC Yum! Center to his “Songs In The Key Of Life Performance” Tour. He will appear on March 27. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 10:00 a.m.local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. Tickets for ordinary schmucks to the Louisville show go on sale on Saturday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. at,, the KFC Yum! Center box office and all Ticketmaster outets. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.

Mötley Crüe And Alice Cooper at Yum!

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Oct 102014

LMN Pitnews columnist Eddy Metal takes The Editor’s Blog chair for this show:
It looks like the infamous coke-snorting, heroin-doing, groupie-banging legendary rock band Mötley Crüe will finally head out to pasture. All I can say is, it’s about time. And no, I am not a hater! I love MC! But when performances slip and your singer sounds like total doody and doesn’t sing half of the lyrics, it’s time to re-evaluate your future. Nikki and Tommy are good to go, but poor old Mick with his spinal disease just can’t do this much longer. And MC is Mick Mars! So it wouldn’t be the same. And Vince just plain doesn’t have it anymore live. Some songs sound decent I admit, but on the old classics that are hard for anyone to sing, he suffers, er, the audience suffers. Dude sounds like a dying cat with pneumonia. But like I said, that shit is hard to sing! Trying singing the verses on key in “Shout At The Devil” and see how well you do! So with all due respect to The Crüe. I agree with this decision to retire the band. I’ve seen some seriously badass MC shows in the past, too. Almost every album tour all the way back to MC at Cardinal Stadium in 1984 with Ozzy. Classic.
So if you wanna see the guys one last time, now is your chance to see one of rocks raunchiest, nastiest, sleeziest and rockin’ metal bands ever! Get your tickets to this show October 14 at The KFC Yum! Center. Tickets are $20-$125.
BTW, Alice Cooper is opening! I saw Alice two years, ago opening for Iron Maiden in Indy and he was awesome! Alice still has the heart and abilty to kick some butt.
And there is a new band that kicks some serious butt opening the show: The Raskins, a band comprised of brothers Logan and Roger Raskin. These guys are high energy rock n’ roll, mixed with metal and a tad bit of punk thrown in for good measure. The band seems to be making some waves with their new twelve-song, self-titled CD. They just got off a tour with Scott Weiland and Saving Abel and are super-stoked about opening for Alice Cooper and Motley Crue. Who wouldn’t?
I posted a Raskins video for their song “We Had It All” below. Enjoy!
Here is some old MC in their heyday. Classic US Festival footage.

Eddy Metal

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Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves – A Pop-Country-sicle?

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Aug 132014

When I first saw this pairing, I confess, I was taken somewhat aback. Kacey Musgraves is one fine songwriter with a wicked sense of humor, but then I realized, of course, that part of my problem was that I had not heard much of Katy Perry’s music, not being of the right age to get into over-the-top pop. Not that it matters, as folks of my age are only buying tickets to the show at the KFC Yum! Center on August 16 are buying them on behalf of their children and/or grandchildren. Anyway, the tickets are $29.50 to $130.50.

Watch the pair “Roar” live:



New Edition Returns To The KFC Yum! Center

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Jul 022014

While the last New Edition tour was a “raw” affair in [Ronnie] DeVoe’s estimate (an odd choice of words, considering the sextet’s plush harmonies), he said this summer’s jaunt has “all the bells, whistles, and big lighting.” And although performing old hits is cool, DeVoe said, it’s doubly important for a reconnected New Edition to get into the studio to compete in the current marketplace.”—A.D. Amorosi, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Oh, my, New Edition returns to town for the first time since their 30th Anniversary show at Yum! in February of 2012. They have managed to survive as a group and overcome the “boy band” image (hard to be a “boy band” when everybody’s well over forty); their individual levels of success have been varied but, once again, the original band has regrouped (including Bobby Brown) and is on tour, bringing full-grown R&B to their fans. A new album is in the works, while the best of the old material will still be in the mix. They’ll be back the KFC Yum! Center on July 6. Tickets range from $49.50 to $100.50, plus fees.

Here’s what they sounded like on “The View” last week:


Rod Stewart & Santana: The Voice, The Songs, The Guitar

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May 302014

Which Rod Stewart do you love – the “Maggie Mae” Rod or the “Hot Legs” Rod? Maybe you were onto him early, in the Small Faces/Faces days, or, heaven forbid, the adult contemporary Rod. Stewart fans tend to be era-specific, however, as his music has undergone several shifts during that time; fans of Every Picture Tells A Story might have well have given up by the time Foot Loose And Fancy Free was released, for instance. Nevertheless, whatever the age you were when you encountered Rod Stewart and became a fan (or not), he left his mark on you, as he has on a couple or three generations of music fans, across forty-plus years. The man is a survivor who has sold in excess of 100 million records world-wide in his career. His 2013 release, Time, which was all Stewart compositions, marked his first record to reach No. 1 in Britain in thirty years. His latest tour, titled Rod Stewart And Santana: The Voice, The Guitar, The Songs, for which he has teamed up with guitarist Carlos Santana – no minor figure himself – is a perfect example of his staying power. In an era of mega-shows, this one scores a win by virtue of the two artists’ stature. For this tour, he’s promoting the four-disc set LIVE 1976-1998: TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT , with fifty-nine unreleased live recordings.
Santana is not to be ignored, either, having just seen his new release, Corazón, reach No. 1 on the  Billboard Top Latin Albums Chart and #9 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts. All together, this show will be either a staggeringly big, not-to-be-missed success or a complete disaster. Most fans will bet on the former. For the stop at KFC Yum! on June 3, there is a wide range of ticket choices, from single seats to four different VIP packages. Prices range from $44.50 to $144.50 with additional fees bringing the totals to $70.65 to $166.85. Go buy them here.

Here’s a new video, “Brighton Beach”:


Santana – “Live At Java Jazz Festival 2011” :

Cher! Yum!

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May 292014

Ah, La Cher! Man, she’s been doing this shtick for a long time now. She has been the very model for female autonomy and hard-headed persistence in the entertainment business. Long ago dubbed “The Goddess Of Pop” – a role that rotates between a slew of singers – she has left her mark in every aspect of the entertainment business except as Broadway actor: she has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival, among several other honors. Besides all that, she has sold more than 100 million solo albums and over 40 million records as half of Sonny & Cher worldwide. She is the only artist to date to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of the past six decades. Her current tour, dubbed Dressed To Kill (D2K) Dark Tour 2014, follows her Colosseum at Caesars Palace three-year stand, which followed her “Farewell Tour” in 2013. Her new album is Closer To The Truth. With all that, you no doubt know already that she’ll be at the Yum! Center on June 2, with Cyndi Lauper. It’s sure to be a pop mega-extravanganza a la Las Vegas Tickets are $25.50 – $131.00. Buy them at Ticketmaster.

Here’s the teaser for the D2K Tour:



The Black Keys To Play Yum! Center In September

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May 082014

The Black Keys will bring their “Turn Blue World Tour” to the KFC Yum! Center on September 10. The band will release their new album, Turn Blue, on May 13.
Tickets will go on sale on May 16 at 10 a.m. via