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Beatles, Kansas, Rush, Robert Plant and more.
Joan Jett will be honored as the Rocker of the Year and Jake Clemons of the E Street Band will be recognized as the Big Man of the Year at the Little Kids Rock benefit October 23rd at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Among those who will pay tribute to Jett will be Alice Cooper, Billie Joe Armstrong, Cheap Trick, Tommy James and others. The event is being produced by Steve Van Zandt. Little Kids Rock provides instruments, teacher training and popular music-based curricula to inner-city public schools across the country.
The Beatles‘ Facebook page now has 40 million fans.
The Kansas song “Carry on Wayward Son” has been adopted as the “unofficial” theme song for the CW show Supernatural.
Robert Plant will be on The Colbert Report Thursday night. After the taping he’ll head to the Brooklyn Bowl, a club in Brooklyn, New York, for a midnight show.
Rush drummer Neil Peart has posted another travelogue on his website, NeilPeart.net.
B.B. King is featured in a new commercial for the 2015 Toyota Camry.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers will be on the bill at the Stagecoach festival next April 26th. The annual country music gathering takes place at the same Indio, California location as rock’s Coachella Festival. We expect George to definitely play “Move It on Over” at some point in his set.