Real Rock Today: September 6, 2015

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Roger Waters Turns 72: Inspirational Quotes by Bassist; Best Pink Floyd Songs to Celebrate Birthday of English Rock Band’s Frontman

George Roger Waters, well, does this name really need any introduction? Whatever we say about this iconic musician, who celebrates his 72nd birthday on 6 September, 2015 (Sunday), is just too less. He is undoubtedly, the most-loved English musicians–songwriter, vocalist, bassist and frontman of Pink Floyd–the most popular rock band of the era.

Waters, best known for composing songs for albums, including “The Dark Side of the Moon”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Animals” and “The Wall”, quit the band to pursue a solo career in 1985. But that did not stop him from making good music or connecting with his fans.

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 Alice Cooper defied age, the guillotine as Motley Crue’s opening act

Alice Cooper is one of the very few rock stars who can get away with wearing spats onstage. As the opening act for Motley Crue at the Smoothie King Center on Friday (Sept. 4), the veteran shock rocker presided over a circus-of-horror-themed stage set as the ringmaster, complete with a red-and-black coat with tails, and the aforementioned spats.

At 67, he still depends on many of the same songs, and similarly themed skits, as in his 1970s arena-headlining heyday. But he managed to make it all seem fresh and vital.

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Foo Fighters Joined By Led Zeppelin & Queen Members For “Under Pressure” Performance

Foo Fighters were joined by Queen drummer Roger Taylor and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones for an epic performance of “Under Pressure” at the Milton Keynes National Bowl last night, with the musicians forming a ‘super-duper-group.’ Jones played keys, and Taylor drummed, while Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins sang vocals.

Grohl said, “Now look, I don’t know if ya’ll ever seen a supergroup, this is a super-duper-group. I don’t even know what to say, because this kind of shit does not happen every day. Let me just tell you that the Foo Fighters right now are living out our rock and roll fantasy with you tonight, wouldn’t you say?

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler surprises street musician

The Aerosmith frontman is in Russia to perform at Moscow’s 868th birthday celebrations, according to Russia Today. The busker was performing Aerosmith’s hit I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing in Moscow’s Arbat promenade when Tyler simply strolls up and starts to sing along – much to the delight of onlookers. The busker seems a bit shocked by it all, but eventually finds his groove with Tyler.

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At 50, Scorpions still rock like a hurricane

Even after a half-century, The Scorpions metal sounds still pack a sting. A 16-date North American tour begins Sept. 10 in Boston.

The members of The Scorpions — from left, Rudolf Schenker, Pawel Maciwoda, Klaus Maine, Matthias Jabs and James Kottak – begin a 16-city North American tour Sept. 10

German metal band The Scorpions bring their 50th-anniversary world tour to North America for 16 dates starting Sept. 10 at Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. Though best known for such ’80s and ’90s hits as…

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