Sammy Hagar will be added to the Bay Area Walk of Fame on March 23rd. He will perform at the Bammies Reunion Concert in San Francisco on the 24th.
Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder start another run of their United We Rock tour tomorrow night (Tuesday) in Duluth, Minnesota.
Styx bassist Chuck Panozzo is the Grand Marshal of the Stonewall Pride Parade on June 16th in Wilton Manors, Florida. Panozzo, who came out in 2001, lives in the area.
Paul McCartney and Rick Wakeman have commented on the death of 90-year-old British comedian Ken Dodd. Macca says, “Farewell to my fellow Liverpudlian, the tattyfilarious Ken Dodd. Beloved by many people in Britain and a great champion of his home city and comedy. We met him on a few occasions as The Beatles and always ended up in tears of laughter. Today it’s tears of sadness as well. See you Doddy.” Wakeman says, “Thanks for all the laughter you’ve left us and I bet the laughter is continuing in Heaven … you are a true legend.”
Former Angel members Punky Meadows and Frank DiMino will tour together in April, June and October.
Two KISS guitarists, Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer, did a three-song set of “Detroit Rock City,” “God Gave Rock and Roll to You” and “Rock and Roll All Nite” at a private party at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles over the weekend.
Alice Cooper will do a summer North American tour starting August 3rd in West Allis, Wisconsin. Ace Frehley will open the shows in Las Vegas on August 10th and Los Angeles on the 12th.
Queen guitarist Brian May will speak about his 3D photography at the National Portrait Gallery in London on March 22nd.
The Eagles have paid tribute to art designer Gary Burden, who designed their first four album covers and died over the weekend at 84. “He was a unique and talented man, a big-hearted adventurous spirit, a Marine, a fluent Spanish speaker, a masterly raconteur and a true artist. He made an exceptional and lasting contribution to the art of the vinyl LP album cover and he will be missed. RIP, old friend.”
Yoko Ono tweeted, “The first place John took me to after we got together was — guess where — Liverpool! He was proud of the city he was born in and grew up in. Part of me is always there.”
Joe Jackson‘s summer tour will kick off July 6th in Tarrytown, New York. Tickets go on sale Friday.