Kiss, Neil Young, the Ramones, Judas Priest and more...



What we're talking about and keeping an eye on in Classic Rock today...
* Kiss has teamed with Major League Baseball for a new line of T-shirts depicting the group wearing team uniforms in its "Dressed To Kill" pose. Nine shirts have been released so far, including the Detroit Tigers. Details at
* Neil Young & Crazy Horse have canceled their July 17 show in Tel Aviv by police order due to the current situation in Israel. Young has pledged donations to two organizations that teach music to Israeli and Palestinian youths together.
* Tommy Ramone (ne Erdelyi Tamas), the last living original Ramones member, died on Friday (July 11) at the age of 62 at home in Queens, N.Y., after battling bile duct cancer.

* Former Silver Bullet Band members Drew Abbott and Charlie Martin were special guests at this year's Detroit Concert of Colors on Saturday night (July 12), where the Don Was All-Star Revue recreated Bob Seger's "Live Bullett" album from start to finish. Abbott and Martin, who played on the original album, joined the company for the "Let It Rock" finale. 
* The Who's Roger Daltrey said in a recent Reddit chat that the Keith Moon biopic "See Me Feel Me: Keith Moon Naked For Your Pleasure" is gaining steam again and may go into production in the near future.
* Judas Priest is expected to get its first ever Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, with early sales indication "Redeemer of Soul" will sell more than 30,000 copies during its first week.
* Queen + Adam Lambert brought a little "magic" on Saturday (July 12) to the Palace of Auburn Hills. Check out The Insider's review at 

* The MC5's Wayne Kramer came home to close this year's Concert of Colors with soul great Melvin Davis -- where they, of course, kicked out the jams. Check out The Insider's review at
* Randy Bachman will release "Every Song Tells a Story," a live CD/DVD package from an April 2013 concert in Winnipeg, on August 19.
* Three days after playing at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, flooding forced Journey, the Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power were forced to postpone their Saturday (July 12) show in Chicago. A new date will be announced soon. -- Gary Graff, WCSX Classic Rock Insider


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