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Duane Allman, KISS, Paul McCartney, Sammy Hagar and more.
Vineville Avenue in Macon, Georgia has been renamed Duane Allman Memorial Boulevard. The Allman Brothers Band Museum, The Big House, is on Vineville. The Big House is where the band used to live and rehearse.
KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer is going through a rough stretch. Last week his father underwent open heart surgery, and now his mother has died.
Former KISS drummer Peter Criss has teamed up with the Hard Rock Cafe for its 15th Annual Pinktober Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Criss is a breast cancer survivor.
Stephen Coronel, the guitarist who introduced Gene Simmons to Paul Stanley and then played with them in the pre-KISS band Wicked Lester, was arrested last week in South Carolina on child-pornography charges.
Despite reports, Mark Knopfler does not play on Bryan Ferry‘s upcoming album, Avonmore.
Pat Benatar has some unexpected time off as Cher, who she has been opening for, has been ordered by her doctor to postpone all her shows up until November 9th.
Sammy Hagar says the people of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where he has a home as well as his Cab Wabo Cantina, are working hard to get the town up and running following the devastation caused by Hurricane Odile earlier this month. “We estimate to have power back on at Cabo Wabo by next week and will then start testing all equipment,” says Hagar, who adds that they hope to “re-open soon along with the airport and other businesses.”
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has started his job as a Visiting Professor of Music at Coventry University in England. In addition to teaching, his first day included an autograph session.
Paul McCartney has put together a lyric video for “Call Me Back Again,” a track off the Venus and Mars album that will be re-released in a deluxe format in November.