Music News 3.24.16

The Live Music Capital of the World Gets Year-Round Outdoor Venue

The Long Center has taken its large, beautifully manicured lawn with one of the most breathtaking views of the city and turned it into an outdoor music venue with a 7,000-person capacity. The opening of the Statesman Skyline Theater was announced just four months ago and is already slated to have its inaugural act on May 20th with country Justin Moore. The event, toting a calendar that already includes the Steve Miller Band, Goo Goo Dolls, and Boston, offers a year-round outdoor venue within the city itself that can support large acts and their thousands of local fans, a live music experience Austin has certainly been missing.




Axl Rose Rumored to Step-In As AC/DC Frontman

Two weeks ago, AC/DC announced a postponement of their remaining 10 tour dates and the forced retirement of singer Brian Johnson at the demand of his doctors, who said Johnson would most certainly go deaf if he were to continue touring. The announcement has recently been followed-up with reputable rumors surrounding Johnson’s likely replacement: Axl Rose. Neither Rose nor AC/DC has officially confirmed the mostly confirmed rumors, but all signs seem to point to the jungle.




Rolling Stones Head to Cuba

The Rolling Stones are heading to Cuba. Tomorrow. The group was one of the world’s first rock bands, the first to create the “bad boy rock star” image, and after 54 years are still finding new “firsts” to call their own. The Rolling Stones will be the first British Rock group to perform in Communist Cuba. The Stones are currently holding a poll to let Cubans pick a song to add to their set list, despite the mass majority of Cubans lacking Internet access. The Rolling Stones are expected to play a to over a half- million people tomorrow night in Havana.


The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts (L-R) pose in front of The Marquee Club in London in this handout photograph received by Reuters on July 11, 2012. The picture was taken by photographer Rankin to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Rolling Stones' first ever live performance on July 12, 1962 at the iconic venue on London's Oxford Street. An exhibition of photos from Rolling Stones 50 will be held at London's Somerset House from July 13 to August 27. REUTERS/Rankin/Handout (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS


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