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STYX Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas DVD/BR Out May 26

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New York, NY (March 11, 2015) 'On May 26, 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas from Styx on DVD, Blu-ray, CD, and Digital Formats [Pre-book Order Date May 1, MSRP TBA]
Filmed in High Definition on July 25, 2014, Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas is a sonic showcase of Styx's live prowess and razor-sharp musicianship. This show features the band, backed by huge video screens, performing a set list packed with hit songs, classic tracks, and fan favorites, including 'Lady,' 'Too Much Time On My Hands,' 'Rockin' The Paradise,' 'Come Sail Away,' 'Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man),' 'Renegade,' and 'Suite Madame Blue.' The evening also held a special surprise when Don Felder ' former Eagles guitarist ' took the stage to join the band on 'Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)'.
In addition to the live set, Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas features a bonus interview with band members Tommy Shaw (vocals/guitar), James 'JY' Young (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Ricky Phillips (bass, backing vocals), and Chuck Panozzo (bass guitar).
Formed in Chicago in 1972, Styx played a key role in defining the AOR genre, and established themselves as one of America's greatest rock bands. Their blend of soaring melodies, hard rock guitar, and prog-rock elements led to millions of global record sales and numerous platinum and multi-platinum albums. With over 40 years of rockin' under their belt, the band isn't slowing down any time soon, and will embark on a national tour this summer with Def Leppard and Tesla. See below for dates.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media in the world. Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 40 multi-platinum, over 80 platinum and over 144 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Paris and Hamburg.
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Track Listing:
1) The Grand Illusion 
2) Too Much Time On My Hands 
3) Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) 
4) Lady 
5) Suite Madame Blue 
6) Light Up 
7) Crystal Ball 
8) Superstars 
9) Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) 
10) Come Sail Away 
11) Rockin' The Paradise 
12) Renegade 


JOURNEY To Las Vegas For 9 Show Residency

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
APRIL 29 - MAY 16
Tickets on sale Friday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.
LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2015: Journey makes its way to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a nine-show residency, Journey Las Vegas, from Wednesday, April 29 to Saturday, May 16.
Journey is blazing hotter than ever with the lineup of founder Neal Schon (lead guitar and backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards and backing vocals), co-founder Ross Valory (bass and backing vocals), Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion and backing vocals) and Arnel Pineda (lead vocals). Through persistence and raw talent, the band has reached rare heights by selling more than 15 million copies of its Greatest Hits album, earning a total of 19 Top 40 singles, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, producing 25 Gold and Platinum albums and now headlining its first-ever residency at The Joint.
"We are looking forward to bringing it to you in Las Vegas during our residency at The Joint," said Schon. "See you soon!"
Since its formation in 1973, Journey has kept the music alive with classic-rock radio airplay and a touring schedule unlike any other. TV series such as FOX's "Glee" and HBO's "The Sopranos" have also made the group's song, "Don't Stop Believin'," a sensation decades after its release.
"The Joint is known worldwide for bringing the biggest artists into an intimate musical playground," said Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. "We're excited to add Journey to our list of legendary resident acts that have performed at this venue."
"Journey is an iconic band and their songs resonate with music enthusiasts across the board," remarked Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas. "Fans will hear all of Journey's timeless hits at The Joint. We cannot wait to offer concertgoers this epic experience."
Show dates:
Wednesday, April 29
Friday, May 1
Saturday, May 2
Wednesday, May 6
Friday, May 8
Saturday, May 9
Wednesday, May 13
Friday, May 15
Saturday, May 16
Tickets to Journey Las Vegas start at $59.50 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale Friday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. PST at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX. For Journey VIP packages including premier seats, exclusive gifts, pre-show receptions and more, please visit
Journey's fan club presale starts Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 7 a.m. PST; purchasers will be automatically entered to win a PRS guitar autographed by the entire band. Journey fan club members may also enter the drawing (no purchase necessary) by visiting An AMEX presale starts Thursday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. PST. All presales are run via



JOHN PAYNE, Fired Las Vegas Musical Director Sues Casino

Thursday, July 24, 2014
John Payne claims his creative contributions were copyrighted and that his rights assignment was executed under duress.
After being fired from the Las Vegas musical "Raiding the Rock Vault," co-director John Payne has fired off an expansive lawsuit that claims breach of contract, copyright violations and slander.
Payne was a lead singer in the British prog rock group Asia from 1992 to 2006. Along with Grammy-award winning record producer David Kershenbaum, Payne helped develop the format behind "Raiding the Rock Vault," which plays at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and takes audiences on a musical journey from 1948 to 1989. The show features members of some well-known bands and songs from The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin and other acts.
In May, Payne was suspended and the following month, he was terminated. Now in a lawsuit against Rock Vault Tours, the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and its new owner Westgate Resorts that's somewhat reminiscent of Julie Taymor's suit after being let go from Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, he's asserting that the show can't simply go on without properly compensating him for his contributions.
According to the suit, which has now been removed to Nevada federal court, Payne and Rock Vault Tours entered into an agreement that provided the plaintiff, as co-writer, with 2.5 percent of net box office receipts until costs were recouped and then 3.5 percent thereafter. Payne also got royalties as a co-director: 2 percent of net profits until recoupment and then bumped up to 3 percent.
Payne's challenge in the lawsuit might be overcoming an agreement assigning his ownership interest and royalties.
He says he was told last May that he assign rights or be fired. He signed "under duress," he says. "Accordingly, the agreement was not supported by adequate consideration."
He's now alleging that the defendants breached a performance agreement to pay him $1,000 for each Raiding the Rock Vault show (besides being co-writer and co-director, Payne was a bassist and a vocalist in the show) and breached the royalties agreement.
He's asserting copyright infringement, pointing to the show's format being registered with the Copyright Office as "Dramatic Work and Music; or Choreography."
He's also suing for slander for unspecified public comments made about his suspension by the defendants.
And he's suing for an alleged violation of his publicity rights. Allegedly, the defendants used him to advertise the show even after he was suspended.
Here's the complaint.
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