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MAX Rock Report for Tuesday, September 16, 2014:

*A 1968 Doors documentary the group created, but never released is finally getting a proper release. The Doors worked on the project with their friend, filmmaker Paul Ferrara, during the band's 1968 tour.  However, they never completed the film.  

"Feast of Friends" is packaged with three other bonus films: 

  • "Feast of Friends: Encore," which is called "a companion piece" to the main documentary, and is said to give "a deeper look" at the band both on and off stage. 
  • "The Doors Are Open" is a British TV special from 1968 covering The Doors' concert that year in London. 
  • "The End,” which was shot in Toronto in August 1967 for a Canadian TV show, and aired in the U.S. in 1970 as part of the show "The Now Explosion."  "The End" is said to feature one of The Doors' best performances of the iconic song. 

Production was halted following their Miami concert, when Morrison was arrested for allegedly exposing himself to the audience.  While the movie was screened at a few film festivals in 1968, it was never officially released.  But the film has now been restored and the soundtrack re-mastered, and will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on November 11th.

*Conan O’Brien is paying tribute to a Beatle on his TBS talk show.  Look for "George Harrison Week" to debut starting next Monday.  Along for the ride are Beck, Norah Jones, and Harrison’s son, Dhani Harrison.  They’ll all appear on the show to perform songs from the late legend.  

Why the burn for next week? It’s intended to coincide with the arrival of the box set "The Apple Years 1968-75."  As we told you before, the collection, which will be available September 23rd, features Harrison's first six solo albums.  Most of the discs, which will also be released individually, include rare or never before released bonus tracks.

*You may know him as Yusuf, Yusuf Islam or by his original name, Cat Stevens, but any which way you slice it, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, has announced plans to release his first new music in five years and his first tour in more than 30 years this winter. The tour isn’t huge, but it will include North America.

Released under the Yusuf moniker, "Tell ‘Em I’m Gone" will arrive on October 27th as part of a deal that will see future releases of new recordings, existing catalog titles, previously unreleased live material and new videos. The European portion of the run kicks off September 25th in Dubai, but comes to our side of the pond in Toronto December 1st and wraps up in Los Angeles December 14th. See the complete list of dates HERE.

*Who says hard rock and a healthy lifestyle don't go together?  Def Leppard's Phil Collen is out to prove it – that is, if you haven’t already noticed how ripped he’s stayed over the years. 

In an interview with "Billboard," he can bench press 380 pounds, and says he feels "better today" at 56 than he did when he was 30.  His secrets – working out, a great diet diet, and no booze.  Phil explains that he'll work out twice a day, and "do weights in the morning and cardio in the afternoon."  But Collen says food choices are "the most important thing if you want to get in shape." 

How hard core is he? Collen quit eating meat 32 years ago, and went vegan in 2010.  He also admits that he quit drinking 27 years ago, after he "started blacking out regularly."  Phil admits that once he "stopped having hangovers" he found he had "all these extra hours in the day," which led him to take up jogging. And the rest is history.

*Not one to sit on his hands while Van Halen takes a minute to finish their new album, David Lee Roth has posted a teaser clip for the next edition of his webTV show, in which he covers classic R&B track “Mustang Sally.” 

As we told you before, Van Halen has been pretty quiet following their initial 2012 ‘return.’  Roth has said recently the reunited outfit had “bitten off more than we can chew, as usual,” and said they’d come on back when they were ready. 

Hopes raised over the summer when Eddie Van Halen was spotted visiting an LA mastering studio in July – it seemed an obvious sign that the band’s 13th studio album would be announced soon. Either way, DLR is clearly keeping his pipes warm and ever the entertainer, is ready to entertain fans until the album finally arrives.

*Phil Collins has lined up his first concert in four years. The former Genesis frontman will headline a Miami Beach benefit for his Little Dreams Foundation. The fundraiser will take place December 6th as part of Art Basel, the international art fair. It will also feature performances by Italian singer Laura Pausini and Mexican singer Alejandra Guzman

The Little Dreams Foundation, which Collins established in 2000 along with his ex-wife Orianne Collins Mejjati, helps children and teens with athletic and artistic talent fulfill their dreams.

*Lady Gagais set to be the first performer in space when she sings on the Virgin Galactic ship next year, but she doesn’t want to do it alone. 

According to “The Mirror,” Gaga is hoping to convince David Bowie to join her for the show.  “Gaga wants David to perform as she knows what a legend he is and what an amazing talking point it would be,” a source the paper. And you know she’s probably dying to sing “Space Oddity” with him.

But convincing Bowie to do it may be a tough sell. The singer has, for the most part, remained out of the public eye since suffering a heart attack in 2004. His last public performance was at a 2006 charity concert with Alicia Keys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

  *Deep Purple will release the 40th Anniversary Edition deluxe box set of their 1972 album classic, "Machine Head," on TODAY and a new trailer has gone online to promThe new box set features five discs and will be accompanied with fully illustrated 60 page hardback booklet, housed in a luxury box.

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