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AC/DC, Brian Wilson, Billy Joel and much more.
Brian Wilson will perform at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on December 12th. The show will be filmed for an episode of Soundstage to air next year on Public Television and AXS TV. The show is in support of his next album, No Pier Pressure, which will be out early next year. Joining him will be some of the artists who played on the album, including former Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.
Tony Bennett, John Mellencamp, Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks and actor Kevin Spacey will pay tribute to Billy Joel when he is presented with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song on Wednesday at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Joel will also perform. Look for a special to be shown on PBS starting January 2nd.
The audio edition of Keith Richards‘ children’s book, Gus & Me, has received an Earphones Award.
AC/DC will host a listening party for their new album, Rock or Bust, Tuesday night at Webster Hall in New York City. The album comes out on December 2nd.
Founding KISS drummer Peter Criss will honored at this year’s Cancer Research & Treatment Fund’s Hall of Fame event on Tuesday at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York City. Criss is a breast cancer survivor.
The Professional Recording Association Sound Fellowships Awards Lunch on Tuesday in London will recognize Roger Waters for his “significant contribution to the art, science or business of sound recording.” Also being honored is producer Mutt Lange. Producer George Martin will host the event.
For the next week, a tile mosaic by the late Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett is up for auction on eBay. The piece titled Warriors last sold at auction in 2008.
The return of The Osbournes reality TV series will be on VH1, not MTV, where it ran from 2002 to 2005. Filming could start as early as January.
The Twisted Sister documentary, We are Twisted [Bleeping] Sister!, will have its world premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam on Sunday, November 23rd. Guitarist Jay Jay French will be on hand for a question-and-answer session.