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MAX Rock Report-Tuesday, 12/1/15:

*Have you ever dreamed of spending some quality time with George Clooney or going on a bike ride with Bono? For $10, you might just get that experience. The U2 frontman has started a campaign for his charity, (RED), on Omaze and there are plenty of "once in a lifetime" experiences that are up for grabs. 

Jimmy Kimmel is going to dedicate his show tonight to the campaign and have celebrity guests come on and announce how they're getting involved as well. The campaign kicks off today and you can donate now. Here are just some of the 20 experiences that you are entered to win by donating $10 to (RED): 

  • George Clooney will spend time with you and "shower you with compliments"  
  • Meryl Streep will walk a red carpet with you
  • The Weeknd will have fans hang out backstage with him at a show
  • Snoop Dogg will host a one-day "wellness break"  in Colorado  
  • The cast of "Game of Thrones" will welcome you to the set and let you sit on the throne 
  • Jimmy Kimmel will give your kid "the talk" 
  • Tom Brady will teach you how to throw a football 
  • Shaquille O'Neal will take a picture with a donor for their holiday card 
  • Kim Kardashian will give you a contour makeup 
  • James Franco will paint you a portrait 
  • Ryan Seacrest will let someone announce the number one song on his radio show 

You can also learn more about the (RED) campaign at

*There's no plans for another Black Sabbath record and apparently, that's Geezer Butler's fault. Tony Iommi explained in a new interview that he has plenty of new music, but Butler's doesn't want to go back into the studio. 

“I’ve got so many riffs. I wrote a whole load of stuff for another album and we met up in L.A. but the others… well, Geezer didn’t particularly want to do another album,” Iommi says. “Then again, after you’ve just had a No. 1 album, where do you go from there? For the last LP, we did record 16 songs, so we may still put something out from that. We don’t know yet."

Sabbath or not, Tony Iommi will continue to make music. "I’d love to do something with the guys," he explained. "But, whatever happens, I will do something.”

*Isle of Wight has announced another two headliners for this year's festival. Stereophonics and Faithless will co-headline on Friday night, June 10th, joining Queen and Adam Lambert, who will close out the three day fest on Sunday, June 12th. Tickets are on sale already.

No word yet on what big name will play Saturday night, but considering this year's line up included Fleetwood Mac, The Black Keys and Blur, it's probably going to be somebody big - and looking at either bill proves it could be from any genre.

*David Gilmour will embark on his first North American Tour in a decade next March. Adding a final date to the run, the Pink Floyd guitarist will play Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, April 10th .

The new New York date is Gilmour’s third of the tour and will be followed by a pair of shows at Madison Square Garden April 11th and 12th. Gilmour begins a South American Tour in latter December.

Tickets for the newly-added show go on sale this Thursday at 10am via Ticketmaster.

*For some rockers, home life is just something that fills the spaces between tours. But for Keith Richards, it’s the only thing that really matters — no matter what his infamous reputation might lead you to believe.

“I don’t care how cool and hip and whatever you think you are. You get down the line, baby, what counts is family,” Richards argued during a recent interview with GQ. “This is what I did it for.”

Richards’ staunch family-first perspective was shared as part of a detour into discussion of his son, Marlon, who spent some of his formative years shepherding Keith through the worst of his battles with addiction.
















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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