No Doubt on Today, Metallica Inducted to Rock Hall, Peppers to Hit the Stage Again…Finally
No Doubt are set to give their first live performance in five years on US morning talkshow ‘Today’ next month.
Gwen Stefani and co are set to perform on the NBC programme on May 1. Kings Of Leon, Fall Out Boy, Katy Perry and Black Eyed Peas are also set to take part in the programme’s 2009 summer concert series.
Dave Matthews Band, The Fray and The All American Rejects are also slated to perform, as well as surprise guest artists throughout the series. The programme airs nationwide every weekday from 7:00-10:00am.
Metallica’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a time to reunite with a former member and remember a founding member who died 23 years ago.
Former bass player Jason Newsted joined the group on stage when they were inducted and said it was nice to be included.
Newsted left the group in 2001.
Also on stage was the father of original bassist Cliff Burton who was killed when the band’s tour bus skidded off an icy road in Sweden.
Once Metallica was inducted, they performed two songs and then jammed with Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Flea and others.
Ticketmaster will use “paperless” tickets for the first time in Canada for Metallica‘s Oct. 12 concert at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre.
Instead of buying a normal, printed ticket, fans will purchase an electronic ticket using their credit card. They’ll then have to swipe their credit card and provide another form of identification to gain entry to the venue.
Ticketmaster told CBC News it’s introducing paperless tickets because they’ll go directly to those who purchase them.
Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis will be honored at the fifth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert on Friday, May 8th, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. Kiedis will be presented with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication to and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and his devotion to helping other addicts with the recovery process.
The benefit will include an all-star concert as well, with the Chili Peppers, the Mars Volta, Ivan Neville, and Iggy Pop expected to perform.
This will be the first performance by the Chili Peppers since late 2007, when the band went on hiatus after it completed its touring cycle for its 2006 double CD, Stadium Arcadium.