Rush and Beatles Plan New Concert Films, Jimmy Page New Music

The Beatles performing at the Hollywood Bowl

Its Thursday music fans so you know what that means! Well, one more day until the weekend so in the meantime let’s check out what’s been going on in the rock world.

Looks like Rush is planning something special for fans as they have announced that they’re planning to film segments of their current “Clockwork Angels” tour during their upcoming concerts in Phoenix (11/26) and Dallas (11/28) for a brand new DVD scheduled for release in 2013.

The “Clockwork Angels” tour kicked off in September and is currently making its run through North America before wrapping up in Houston on December 2nd. They will hit the road once again next May to kick off the UK leg of the tour before heading off to play a series of European dates in June.

And for those of you currently unaware somehow, Rush was recently named on the short list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2013. This will be the first time ever that the Canadian rock trio has been nominated for the honor.

Next up, looks like Jimmy Page might be releasing some brand new material a lot sooner than most of you probably expected.

Corbin Reiff of Finding Zoso sat down with Guitar World Editor-in-Chief and author of the new book Conversations with Jimmy Page, Brad Tolinski, who revealed that fans of the legendary guitarist can expect some brand new music as soon as next year.

“It’s funny because I've seen the process a couple of different times and every time he's sort of really gets on a roll putting something together, some sort of Led Zeppelin business comes up and derails him,” said Tolonski during the interview. “That's happened a couple of times, but I wouldn't be surprised if you see something come out next year. I know he's been working on some new things for a while and the ideas are really cool and I know he's gone quite a bit of way to realize them. I think we may see something next year and it will be really cool. It will surprise you.”

When asked about a possibility of a tour to promote the new music, Tolonski replied: “I don't know, I would imagine that he would. I know that he loves to play live and that he loves to tour so I would think that he would. He's certainly playing very well, anyone who has seen Celebration Day can see that he's playing as well as he has in years and years and years.”

And finally, Rolling Stone magazine is reporting that the Beatle’s Apple CORPS have given the okay to the production company OVOW to start searching for both amateur and professional shot footage of the legendary group during their touring era for the foundation of a brand new concert film.

The film – titled The Beatles Live! – will also include images, music, interview and stories focusing on the 250 shows the Fab Four played in 116 cities between October 1963 and August 1966.

For those of you who want to take a closer look at the upcoming film in the works or would like to submit some footage of their own, you can check all that out by going to the official website right here.

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