Eric Clapton will return to New York’s Madison Square Garden for shows on October 6th and 7th. His very brief American schedule for 2018 also includes May 26th in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Yes begin their 50th anniversary tour this Tuesday in Bristol, England. Former singer Trevor Horn will guest with the group in London and Paris, while original keyboardist Tony Kaye will join for U.S. shows in June and July.
Dave Mason and Steve Cropper will team up for the Rock & Soul Revue tour in the fall. Two dates have been announced: September 28th at The Rose in Pasadena, California, and the 29th at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai, California.
Elton John is mourning the end of the print edition of the NME (New Musical Express). He says, “Farewell to NME. When I was a teenager I read you from cover to cover. I met Bernie Taupin through an ad in the back pages. It changed my life forever.” U2 has also chimed in, posting, “Thanks NME. You always had it covered…”
Joe Perry and Johnny Depp joined Stone Temple Pilots last Thursday in Pasadena, California. Depp played on “Down.” He and Perry joined for “Sex Type Thing” and Aerosmith’s “Toys in the Attic.” STP bassist Robert DeLeo is in the Hollywood Vampires with Perry and Depp.
Peter Frampton tweets about President Trump possibly meeting with North Korean President Kim Jong Un in the spring. “Is this who we really want to meet with Kim Jong Un? … Oh dear. He’ll probably keep the bombs but gain a hotel.”
A crew member was electrocuted on the set of the Motley Crue movie, The Dirt – Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, Saturday in New Orleans. He’s expected to be okay.