A box set of all the shows The Grateful Dead did in the Pacific Northwest in 1973 and ’74 will be released on September 7th. Pacific Northwest ’73-’74 The Complete Recordings contains six shows on 19 discs. Less complete configurations will also be available.
Beatles cohort Klaus Voorman joined Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band on stage Monday night in Hamburg, Germany. Afterward, Ringo tweeted, “Great to catch up with Klaus. Hamburg is a very special place to me, loads of great memories.” Jeff Beck paid Ringo a backstage visit last week in the Netherlands.
Robbie Robertson has a warning for his Facebook followers: “If you ever receive a ‘friend request’ from Robbie, do not accept. Report the account immediately. It’s fake.”
Fleetwood Mac have been added to the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September. Stevie Nickssays, “The beauty of an event like this is that it is a true representation of the power of radio. It’s an opportunity for artists across all genres to share one stage and what we all love most — music!” They will join Lynyrd Skynyrd and numerous younger acts.
Edgar Winter, Sebastian Bach and former Great White singer Jack Russell have been added to next February’s Rock Legends Cruise, which will be headlined by Roger Daltrey.
Toto have extended their 40 Trips Around the Sun tour. Tickets for shows beginning August 23rd in Windsor, Ontario go on sale Friday.
That cover of Toto’s “Africa” is Weezer‘s first Billboard Hot 100 hit in a decade, as it debuts at number-89. Their last track on that chart was “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To,” which reached number-81 in 2009. Wednesday is Rivers Cuomo’s birthday.
Slash filed a motion to settle his divorce from from Perla Ferrar so he can finally “move on.” The Blast reports that he’ll have to give her $6.6 million and pay $100,000 per month in spousal support until death or remarriage. Slash will keep all his interest in Guns n’ Roses and his other companies, all his trademarks and residuals, and all of his guitars.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood has added a 10-date September headlining run to its summer tour schedule. Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time.
Baseball’s Minnesota Twins celebrated Prince Night on Friday. On what would have been his 60th birthday, the late musician’s half-brother Omarr Baker threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The first 10,000 fans at Target Field received an inflatable Prince guitar. Prince-themed fireworks took place following the game between the Twins and Los Angeles Angels.
Foreigner’s Mick Jones and Whitesnake’s David Coverdale have cut a video in which they discuss the history of their bands ahead of their summer tour, which starts Friday in Bangor, Maine.