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Moody Blues, John Mellencamp, Led Zeppelin and much more.
Back in April we reportedly exclusively that Moody Blues bassist John Lodge asked former Moodies singer and flute player Ray Thomas to make an appearance on the new album he is working on. The session has taken place with Lodge posting photos on his website, JohnLodge.com. He plans to release the album early next year. Thomas retired from the Moody Blues in 2002.
The release date in the U.S. for the next two Led Zeppelin catalog reissues — Led Zeppelin 4 and Houses of the Holy — has been moved up a day from October 28th to the 27th.
Heart performed with Foo Fighters on the Letterman show Tuesday night.
John Mellencamp has posted his entire Farm Aid performance from this year on YouTube.
Arlo Guthrie will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his iconic song, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” by launching the The Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour on January 21st in Daytona Beach, Florida with dates through May 3rd in Akron, Ohio.
Peter Gabriel will attend an event in Berlin, Germany in November commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Bret Michaels’ pet charity, the Life Rocks Foundation, is the charity of choice for the 62nd annual California RV Show at the Fairplex in Pomona, California through Sunday.
Responding to a Twitter query about the best concert he’s ever seen by another artist, Ozzy Osbourne wrote that it was Paul McCartney at The Hollywood Bowl.
Comic book company Bluewater Productions has just issued Tribute: John Lennon, a new comic book biography of the late Beatle, in print and digitally, as part of its series of tribute comics. Next up from the company — Fame: Bono on November 19th, Tribute: Jerry Garcia on December 3rd and Icons of Rock and Roll, Volume 2, a graphic novel that tells the stories of David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Freddie Mercury and Bon Jovi, also out December 3rd.