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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:UPDATE ON Richie Faulkner:We have an update on Richie – see below in Richie’s own words….Maniacs…I...
10/06/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

UPDATE ON Richie Faulkner:

We have an update on Richie – see below in Richie’s own words….

Maniacs…

I’ve always been grateful for the opportunities I’ve been presented with. I’ve always considered myself THE most fortunate man ever - to be able to play my favourite music - with my favourite band - to my favourite people around the world…

Today just being able to type this to you all is the biggest gift of all…

As I watch footage from the Louder Than Life Festival in Kentucky, I can see in my face the confusion and anguish I was feeling whilst playing ‘Painkiller’ as my aorta ruptured and started to spill blood into my chest cavity….

I was having what my doctor called an aortic aneurysm and complete aortic dissection.

From what I’ve been told by my surgeon, people with this don’t usually make it to the hospital alive…..

I was taken to nearby Rudd Heart And Lung Center and quickly went into what turned out to be a 10 ½ hour emergency open heart surgery.

Five parts of my chest were replaced with mechanical components…..I’m literally made of metal now….

It could have all ended so differently – we only had an hours set that night due to Metallica's performance after us – and it does cross my mind if it was a full set, would I have played until total collapse…? If it hadn’t happened in such a high adrenaline situation would my body have been able to keep going long enough to reach the hospital…?

The amazing Heart & Lung Center was 4 miles away from the gig site – if it had been further away……..

We can always drive ourselves crazy with these things but I’m still alive thankfully. Whatever the circumstances, when watching that footage, the truth is, knowing what I know now, I see a dying man…..

I’ve been moved to tears and humbled by friends, family, my fantastic band, crew and management and also you guys sending me videos and messages of love and support during the last week – I thank you all so much and although I have a recovery road ahead of me, as soon as I’m able to get up and running again, you’ll be the first to know and we’ll get back out there delivering the goods for you all….!

One last thing maniacs, this came totally out of the blue for me – no history of a bad heart, no clogged arteries etc…my point is I don’t even have high cholesterol and this could’ve been the end for me. If you can get yourselves checked – do it for me please……

Lots of love and see you down the front again soon….

Richie…

This is from our strong falcon - he will be flying high again just as soon as he is able….

Judas Priest
October 6th, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

UPDATE ON Richie Faulkner:

We have an update on Richie – see below in Richie’s own words….

Maniacs…

I’ve always been grateful for the opportunities I’ve been presented with. I’ve always considered myself THE most fortunate man ever - to be able to play my favourite music - with my favourite band - to my favourite people around the world…

Today just being able to type this to you all is the biggest gift of all…

As I watch footage from the Louder Than Life Festival in Kentucky, I can see in my face the confusion and anguish I was feeling whilst playing ‘Painkiller’ as my aorta ruptured and started to spill blood into my chest cavity….

I was having what my doctor called an aortic aneurysm and complete aortic dissection.

From what I’ve been told by my surgeon, people with this don’t usually make it to the hospital alive…..

I was taken to nearby Rudd Heart And Lung Center and quickly went into what turned out to be a 10 ½ hour emergency open heart surgery.

Five parts of my chest were replaced with mechanical components…..I’m literally made of metal now….

It could have all ended so differently – we only had an hours set that night due to Metallica's performance after us – and it does cross my mind if it was a full set, would I have played until total collapse…? If it hadn’t happened in such a high adrenaline situation would my body have been able to keep going long enough to reach the hospital…?

The amazing Heart & Lung Center was 4 miles away from the gig site – if it had been further away……..

We can always drive ourselves crazy with these things but I’m still alive thankfully. Whatever the circumstances, when watching that footage, the truth is, knowing what I know now, I see a dying man…..

I’ve been moved to tears and humbled by friends, family, my fantastic band, crew and management and also you guys sending me videos and messages of love and support during the last week – I thank you all so much and although I have a recovery road ahead of me, as soon as I’m able to get up and running again, you’ll be the first to know and we’ll get back out there delivering the goods for you all….!

One last thing maniacs, this came totally out of the blue for me – no history of a bad heart, no clogged arteries etc…my point is I don’t even have high cholesterol and this could’ve been the end for me. If you can get yourselves checked – do it for me please……

Lots of love and see you down the front again soon….

Richie…

This is from our strong falcon - he will be flying high again just as soon as he is able….

Judas Priest
October 6th, 2021

10/05/2021

A year has passed since legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen lost his battle with cancer and grieving fans continue to celebrate his music, innovation and influence. A younger generation has discovered his genius causing a resurgence in the band Van Halen's popularity.

Greg Renoff, author of Van Halen Rising visits The Hook Rocks to reflect on his legacy and how his son Wolfgang continues to honor him by carving his own path in music. Please enjoy the episode!

Part of the Pantheon Podcasts Network!

Apple Podcasts:
https://apple.co/35KNP3L

#TheHookRocks #EddieVanHalen #EVH #VanHalen #GregRenoff #VanHalenRising #discussion #podcast #spotify #apple #amazon #pantheon
Van Halen News Desk MammothWVH

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10/04/2021

Photos from The Hook Rocks's post

10/02/2021

👉 The all new Hook Rocks Podcast with Derek Day from Classless Act is now available! The new song "Give It To Me" is out and an album is on the way! Learn more about the great new band!

Part of the Pantheon Podcasts Network!

Apple Podcasts:
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#TheHookRocks #DerekDay #ClasslessAct #GiveItToMe #TheStadiumTour #interview #podcast #spotify #apple #amazon #pantheon #NewWaveOfRock #NewMusicSpotlight

David Lee Roth Announces Retirement!From: Las Vegas Review-JournalDecades ago, David Lee Roth shouted, “And the cradle w...
10/02/2021

David Lee Roth Announces Retirement!

From: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Decades ago, David Lee Roth shouted, “And the cradle will rock.”

The vaunted showman rocked our world Friday morning.

“I am throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring,” Roth said in a phone conversation that was more a spoken-word performance than interview. “This is the first, and only, official announcement. … You’ve got the news. Share it with the world.”

With that, Diamond Dave announced he is ending the Van Halen era and his own stage career with his five shows at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Jan. 5 and Jan. 7-8.

He quickly added, “I’m not going to explain the statement. The explanation is in a safe. These are my last five shows.”

And tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Roth started the conversation by saying, “I ask that you bear with me here. Please try not to interrupt. I’m going to close my eyes and take you on a ride.”

Roth then said he had just spoken to Alex Van Halen, his friend for 50 years and co-founder of the legendary rock band Van Halen.

“Al and I have been talking, and I can’t speak for him just yet,” Roth said, “but he knows what I am about to say.” He added, “We speak to each other constantly, two or three times a day. We laugh like pirates.”

Roth also had mentioned he’d been thinking about “the departure of my beloved classmate recently,” a clear reference to guitar god Eddie Van Halen, who died of throat cancer on Oct. 6. The singer also made an oblique reference to his own mortality, as he turns 67 on Oct. 10.

“I am encouraged and compelled to really come to grips with how short time is, and my time is probably even shorter,” Roth said.

He mentioned Eddie Van Halen being the first member of Van Halen to pass.

“I thought I might have been the first, frankly … ‘Hey Ed, objects in the rear-view mirror are probably me,’” Roth allowed. “And my doctors, my handlers, compelled me to really address that every time I go onstage, I endanger that future.”

Nonetheless, Roth plans to lay it out totally in the House of Blues shows.

“I know that when I am in the audience, whether you come out with a ukulele or a marching band, all I ask you give me everything you’ve got to give,” he said. “That’s what I did for the last 50 years.”

Roth recalled Van Halen’s lean early years, with covered the first 5½ years of the band’s fabled history. The young musicians made $120 per night, spending most of that money on gas. They were once approached by a police officer while eating at Denny’s in Pasadena, California.

Listen to Dave’s audio message and goodbye at WWW.VHND.COM

Photo of David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen taken on 9/4/15 in Clarkston, MI during Van Halen's final tour.

#davidleeroth
#EddieVanHalen
#vanhalen

David Lee Roth Announces Retirement!

From: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Decades ago, David Lee Roth shouted, “And the cradle will rock.”

The vaunted showman rocked our world Friday morning.

“I am throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring,” Roth said in a phone conversation that was more a spoken-word performance than interview. “This is the first, and only, official announcement. … You’ve got the news. Share it with the world.”

With that, Diamond Dave announced he is ending the Van Halen era and his own stage career with his five shows at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Jan. 5 and Jan. 7-8.

He quickly added, “I’m not going to explain the statement. The explanation is in a safe. These are my last five shows.”

And tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Roth started the conversation by saying, “I ask that you bear with me here. Please try not to interrupt. I’m going to close my eyes and take you on a ride.”

Roth then said he had just spoken to Alex Van Halen, his friend for 50 years and co-founder of the legendary rock band Van Halen.

“Al and I have been talking, and I can’t speak for him just yet,” Roth said, “but he knows what I am about to say.” He added, “We speak to each other constantly, two or three times a day. We laugh like pirates.”

Roth also had mentioned he’d been thinking about “the departure of my beloved classmate recently,” a clear reference to guitar god Eddie Van Halen, who died of throat cancer on Oct. 6. The singer also made an oblique reference to his own mortality, as he turns 67 on Oct. 10.

“I am encouraged and compelled to really come to grips with how short time is, and my time is probably even shorter,” Roth said.

He mentioned Eddie Van Halen being the first member of Van Halen to pass.

“I thought I might have been the first, frankly … ‘Hey Ed, objects in the rear-view mirror are probably me,’” Roth allowed. “And my doctors, my handlers, compelled me to really address that every time I go onstage, I endanger that future.”

Nonetheless, Roth plans to lay it out totally in the House of Blues shows.

“I know that when I am in the audience, whether you come out with a ukulele or a marching band, all I ask you give me everything you’ve got to give,” he said. “That’s what I did for the last 50 years.”

Roth recalled Van Halen’s lean early years, with covered the first 5½ years of the band’s fabled history. The young musicians made $120 per night, spending most of that money on gas. They were once approached by a police officer while eating at Denny’s in Pasadena, California.

Listen to Dave’s audio message and goodbye at WWW.VHND.COM

Photo of David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen taken on 9/4/15 in Clarkston, MI during Van Halen's final tour.

#davidleeroth
#EddieVanHalen
#vanhalen

09/30/2021

👉 The all new Hook Rocks Podcast discusses The Dead Deads album "Tell Your Girls It's Alright" and their live show at House of Blues Chicago on September 19th!

Part of the Pantheon Podcasts Network!

Apple Podcasts:
https://apple.co/35KNP3L

#TheHookRocks #TheDeadDeads #TellYourGirlsItsAlright #HouseOfBlues #HOB #Chicago #concert #album #review #podcast #spotify #apple #amazon #pantheon #NewWaveOfRock #NewMusicSpotlight

09/28/2021

👉 With the new EP "Mayday" out October 8th The Warning are ready to unleash their brand of rock to the music community once again. Recorded during the pandemic Daniela, Paulina and Alejandra visit with The Hook Rocks to discuss the creative process for the album. They pushed themselves like never before and the result is perfection. Please enjoy the episode!

Part of the Pantheon Podcasts Network!

Apple Podcasts:
https://apple.co/35KNP3L

#TheHookRocks #TheWarningBand #Mayday #EP #interview #podcast #spotify #apple #amazon #pantheon #NewWaveOfRock #NewMusicSpotlight

Get well soon Richie!Judas Priest POSTPONE TOUR IT IS WITH DEEP REGRET THAT WE HAVE TO POSTPONE THE REST OF OUR US TOUR....
09/27/2021

Get well soon Richie!

Judas Priest POSTPONE TOUR

IT IS WITH DEEP REGRET THAT WE HAVE TO POSTPONE THE REST OF OUR US TOUR.
RICHIE FAULKNER HAS MAJOR MEDICAL HEART CONDITION ISSUES WHICH HAVE LANDED HIM IN THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE IS BEING TREATED.
IN THE MEANTIME WE ARE ALL SENDING LOVE TO OUR FALCON TO WISH HIM A SPEEDY RECOVERY…
AS SOON AS WE HAVE ANY UPDATES FROM HIS DOCTORS ON WHEN WE CAN RESCHEDULE THE DATES, WE WILL OF COURSE ANNOUNCE THEM - TICKETS WILL BE VALID.....

-JUDAS PRIEST
SEPTEMBER 27TH 2021

Get well soon Richie!

Judas Priest POSTPONE TOUR

IT IS WITH DEEP REGRET THAT WE HAVE TO POSTPONE THE REST OF OUR US TOUR.
RICHIE FAULKNER HAS MAJOR MEDICAL HEART CONDITION ISSUES WHICH HAVE LANDED HIM IN THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE IS BEING TREATED.
IN THE MEANTIME WE ARE ALL SENDING LOVE TO OUR FALCON TO WISH HIM A SPEEDY RECOVERY…
AS SOON AS WE HAVE ANY UPDATES FROM HIS DOCTORS ON WHEN WE CAN RESCHEDULE THE DATES, WE WILL OF COURSE ANNOUNCE THEM - TICKETS WILL BE VALID.....

-JUDAS PRIEST
SEPTEMBER 27TH 2021

09/26/2021

👉 All new Hook Rocks Podcast featuring the live concert review of Myles Kennedy at Route 20 in Wisconsin last Friday night!

Part of the Pantheon Podcasts Network!

Apple Podcasts:
https://apple.co/35KNP3L

#TheHookRocks #MylesKennedy #live #review #Route20 #Wisconsin #podcast #spotify #apple #amazon #pantheon
Myles Kennedy Italy Myles Kennedy Junkies The Myles Kennedy Fan Page Myles Kennedy France Myles Kennedy World

Pre-Orders for the 30th Anniversary of THE SCREAM "Let It Scream" Deluxe Vinyl Edition are now available at www.lindsley...
09/25/2021
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Pre-Orders for the 30th Anniversary of THE SCREAM "Let It Scream" Deluxe Vinyl Edition are now available at www.lindsleyrecords.com

Signed copies from John Corabi are also available!

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09/24/2021

👉 After seeing their show in Chicago a few weeks ago I knew I had to have the band Them Dirty Roses on The Hook Rocks Podcast. A band with a heavy southern influence mixed with the party attitude of Van Halen they can groove and rock with the best of them.

Lead guitarist Andrew Davis discusses the bands history, his influences, the Nashville "Rock" scene, and much more. Please enjoy the conversation!

Part of the Pantheon Podcasts Network!

Apple Podcasts:
https://apple.co/35KNP3L

#TheHookRocks #ThemDirtyRoses #AintNoNeed #AndrewDavis #Nashville #interview #podcast #NewMusicSpotlight #NewWaveOfRock #spotify #apple #amazon #pantheon

09/20/2021

👉 Check out The Hook Rocks concert review of Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago.

Apple Podcasts:
https://apple.co/35KNP3L

#livemusic #newwaveofrock #NickPerri

09/19/2021

👉 On the all new Hook Rocks Podcast we review the upcoming Tremonti album "Marching In Time" and share our thoughts on how we absorbed and connected to the music!

Part of the Pantheon Podcasts Network!

Apple Podcasts:
https://apple.co/35KNP3L

#TheHookRocks #MarkTremonti #Tremonti #MarchingInTime #Creed #AlterBridge #AlbumReview #podcast #iHeart #spotify #apple #stitcher #breaker #Instagram #YouTube #Pandora #amazon #google #TuneIn #deezer #pantheon
Mark Tremonti Mark Tremonti Brasil Mark Tremonti Italia Mark Tremonti España Mark Tremonti Arg Mark Tremonti

09/17/2021

👉 The Hook Rocks welcomes back lead guitarist Chris Lane from Station on the latest New Music Spotlight! We discuss their new album "Perspective" out October 8th!

Part of The Pantheon Podcasts Network!

Spotify:
https://spoti.fi/3Ep9DRk

#TheHookRocks #ChrisLane #Station #NYC #Perspective #interview #podcast #iHeart #spotify #apple #stitcher #breaker #Instagram #YouTube #Pandora #amazon #google #TuneIn #deezer #pantheon #NewMusicSpotlight #NewWaveOfRock

David Lee Roth "My guitar player passed away, Eddie Van Halen. He's either in heaven raisin' hell. Or he's in hell, cons...
09/15/2021

David Lee Roth "My guitar player passed away, Eddie Van Halen. He's either in heaven raisin' hell. Or he's in hell, consequently in heaven. Read into that as you wish. And he would have me say it just like that. And I carry on that spirit deliberately"

Watch video at link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rscvrCIgFw

#davidleeroth
#eddievanhalen

David Lee Roth "My guitar player passed away, Eddie Van Halen. He's either in heaven raisin' hell. Or he's in hell, consequently in heaven. Read into that as you wish. And he would have me say it just like that. And I carry on that spirit deliberately"

Watch video at link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rscvrCIgFw

#davidleeroth
#eddievanhalen

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