It's unusual to commit to a live album's release before the concert actually takes place, but rehearsals for tonight's tribute to Peter Green have made Mick Fleetwood so confident that the performances will be worthy that he has announced a multi-format release of the concert for October. The lineup of musicians honoring the early Fleetwood Mac guitarist in the sold out concert at the London Palladium includes David Gilmour, Billy Gibbons, Pete Townshend, Kirk Hammett, Jonny Lang, John Mayall, Bill Wyman, Steven Tyler, Christine McVie and Mick himself.
The drummer calls Green his greatest mentor and added, "it gives me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I am honored to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician."
The October 19, 2020 release will come out as 4LP-2DC and BLU-ray containing concert highlights and interview segments.
Here's a glimpse of the musicians preparing to the concert
Neil Peart's hometown of St. Catherines, Ontario will hold a Memorial Celebration honoring the late Rush drummer and lyricist on May 16. Proceeds from the event will be dispersed to a number of area health and cancer facilities and Overtime Angels, a charitable organization dedicated to providing support services to individuals and families that do not meet requirements for crisis help from social services agencies that Rush members have been generously supportive of.
Neil's parents said "We are especially pleased to be able to support this charity event that will benefit some much-needed organizations that are close to our hearts.
The lineup at the event being held at the Meridian Center in St. Catherines will be announced soon.
Dates haven't been firmed-up, but Neil Young and Crazy Horse will do live dates on what Neil is dubbing a BARN tour - one that books into historic arenas instead of modern, colossal corporate ones. Young explains it as an artistic and financial decision based on the opinion that the newer venues have to be booked too far in advance, are 'largely soulless' and 'cost a fortune to play in'.
Older venues Young is considering include The Forum in LA, the Rochester, NY War Memorial, the Hartford and Providence Civic Centers and the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
James Hetfield's return to the concert stage after completing a stint in rehab wasn't with Metallica. He made an unannounced appearance at a tribute to Eddie Money concert at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills Thursday night to sing Baby Hold on.
Doors guitarist Robby Krieger is back with his first solo album in a decade. The Ritual Begins at Sundown drops on April 24 and finds him collaborating with Arthur Barrrow and Jock Ellis as well as other musicians that worked with Frank Zappa in the 1970's and '80's.
A federal judge in Los Angeles convinced former Journey front man Steve Perry and a musical collaborator he was suing over release rights to some demos the two worked on to leave the court room and work out a settlement on their own Tuesday (2/18). About an hour and a half later, Perry and Phil Brown emerged from the room they hunkered down in with their lawyers and announced they had reached a settlement. As is often the case in these situations, an apparent condition of the agreement was that details would not be disclosed by either party.
Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tours 2 is no more. The Black Sabbath veteran announced he is scrapping the US tour to travel to Switzerland and will undergo six to eight weeks of medical treatment. Oobourne recently revealed he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.Our best wishes to Ozzy as he takes on the challenges ahead.
Tomorrow in London, quite a lineup of musical greats will pay tribute to Ginger Baker at the Apollo Hammersmith. The concert coordinated by Baker's Cream and Blind Faith band mate Eric Clapton will include performances from the host himself with a 'house band' that includes Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Willie Weeks and Chris Stainton. They will be joined during the evening by Steve Winwood, Roger Waters, Ronnnie Wood, Kenny Jones and other special guests.
Four out of print pre-Allman Brothers Band member's albums will get released on CD for the first time and be available on vinyl again for the first time in decades on March 27.
Duane and Gregg Allman's 1966 recording sessions fresh out of high school as The Escorts and the Allman Joys got released in 1973 but did not generate enough sales to continue production. The 1967 and '68 releases by Hour Glass, the band the brothers formed in 1967, fared better, but still went out of print. 1968 found Duane and Gregg joining fall recording sessions for an future Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks' group named the 31st of February. This recording will include the earliest released version of Melissa.
Almost every band that emerged in the late 80's and early 90's that seemed to have the musical chops and approach to build on the foundation laid by the great classic rock bands and artists has self destructed. One of the most promising ones might make another go of it. The Black Crowes are gearing-up for a tour performing all of the songs on Shake Your Money Maker, their debut album that dropped on this day in 1990. In advance of that tour, Chris and Rich Robinson are doing a few acoustic dates. Here's Jealous Again unplugged from the other night in London.
March 27 will bring the release of a vinyl 50th anniversary Band of Gypsys album recorded when Jimi Hendrix debuted his Experience follow-up band during a two night, four concert stand at the Fill,ore East.The 180 gram audiophile release in black vinyl or a translucent, multi-color swirl version will ad six previously unreleased songs to the tracks on the original 1970 album. All copies will include an 8 page booklet of photos from the concerts and a 24x36" reproduction of the promo poster for the original lp.
Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash will premier this week in Hollywood. The movie is drummer Artimus Pyle's account of the October, 1977 tragedy that claimed the lives of singer Ronnie Van Zant and Steve and Cassie Gaines.
The film's release was delayed by suit seeking to block it filed by the families of the band members that perished in the tragedy and Gary Rossington contending that the project violated a 1987 agreement surviving band members made against profiting from the tragedy.
Pyle stated in a press release, "This film's story - my story - is not just about the plane crash but also about my personal relationship with the genius that was Ronnie Van Zant - whom I loved like a brother and still miss to this day."
Fans wanting to see it will be able to in theaters starting on June 30th.
The Eagles launched their Hotel California tour in Atlanta Friday night (2/7) with an epic performance of the entire 1976 blockbuster album backed by an orchestra an choir and then did a second set comprised of 24 more songs, closing with an encore with Rock Mountain Way, Desperado, The Long Run and the Hotel California (Reprise). The band's 22 concert US tour includes two concerts in almost all cities, with 3 nights at Madison Square Garden and in Dallas. Two Wembley Stadium concerts in London are planned for late August.
Warren Haynes rolls out the lineup for Mountain Jam. The annual festival he helps stage ran its first several years at Hunter Mountain, a ski area just west of the Hudson Valley about 90 minutes north of New York City. It relocated to Bethel Woods, the amphitheater adjacent to the original Woodstock festival last year.
Fans of early Pink Floyd albums can listen forward to a 22 song live CD/DVD and BLU-ray collection featuring founding Floyd drummer Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets band recorded and filmed during May, 2019 concerts. This preview looks and sounds solid to us.?
Tesla will release a live session album recorded during a performance at Abbey Road Studios in London in June, 2019. The March 27 drop will include vinyl and CD editions. A Blu-ray will also be made available.
The Last Time isn't just a Rolling Stones song, it's the possibility that drives ticket sales for the band. The group has confirmed a 15 concert North American tour tour that opens on May 8 in San Diego and includes shows in Vancouver (May 12), Minneapolis (May 16), Nashville (May 20), Austin (May 24, Dallas (May 29), Buffalo (June 6), Detroit (June 10), Louisville (June 14), Cleveland (June 19), Pittsburgh (June 23), St. Louis (June 27), Charlotte (July 1), Tampa (July 5), and Atlanta (July 9).
A 36 hour registered band fan pre-sale opens at 10am February 12. Open purchase starts at 10am on 2/14 through rollingstones.com.
The 45 concerts the band has done since 2017 have drawn more than 2 million fans and grossed close to a half a billion dollars, making it particularly apt that the tour sponsor is a financial services firm.
It's no surprise the Play it Loud! exhibit of instruments now on display at the Rock Hall of Fame has more guitars in it than anything else. What is amazing is that it includes so many iconic ones... guitars you'll recognize long before you're close enough to read the accompanying information card that tells about the axe and the role it played in Rock history.
One that even casual fans will recognize from distance at first glance is the battered Fender with a Telecaster body and an Esquire neck Bruce Springsteen had riding his back as he leaned into Clarence Clemons on the cover of Born To Run. Bruce considered the instrument an extension of himself, saying it was so integral to him that he didn't even feel like he had it strapped to him, which he regularly did through four decades of recording and touring.
In addition to appearing on the cover of Bruce's 1975 breakthrough album, it was in the cover shots for Live 1975-85, Human Touch and Wrecking Ball albums.
The 1953/54 guitar Bruce bought for $185 in 1973 no longer accompanies him on the road. It's been retired out of concern that it has withstood so much that continuing to travel and perform with it would do it in. The good news is that means fans can see the a guitar that millions could only admire from a great distance and on album covers very, very close, and near the sax Clarence blew some of his most electrifying solos with.
How long will it be before Lindsey Buckingham returns to Fleetwood Mac? Forever, evidently. Founding drummer and band's namesake Mick Fleetwood was asked whether the door might open for a reunion with Buckingham in the future during a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine. he replied, "No. Fleetwood Mac is a strange creature. We're very, very committed to Neil (Finn) and Mike (Campbell, and that passed away a time ago, when Lindsey left. And that's not a point of conversation, so I have to say no."?