IN OTHER NEWS
Paul McCartney has been added to the list of artists contributing a song to to the anti-fracking compilation, Buy This Fracking Album, due for release later this year. The album will also feature Pete Seeger, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Chapin and many others.
The list of theaters that will screen the remastered version of The Beatles’ first film, A Hard Day’s Night, on July 4th can be found at JanusFilms.com.
Former Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson is back home after undergoing a nine-hour operation to remove a cancerous tumor. Roger Daltrey recently said he would make a second album with Johnson once he is feeling up to it. Their recent release, Going Back Home, is Daltrey’s best work in decades.
Roger Daltrey will do a concert for Teen Cancer America to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on July 28th at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Joan Jett will open.
Jon Bon Jovi has signed on as one of the presenters at next Thursday’s Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in New York.
King Crimson is reuniting for three shows in New York — September 18th, 19th and 20th at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square.
Our sympathies to Ted Nugent and his family on the passing of his wife Shemane’s 97-year-old grandmother, Ruth Cowan. Nugent says, “There is much mourning and tears in our world right now, but certain we were all blessed by this uppity ultraFUN inspiring Detroit lady. She was a hunter and marksmen and killer musician that blessed us with her love and energy. There’s a killer jam session in heaven tonight, and Gram is slammin’ the keyboards with Motown soul music and some serious caterwalling outrage. We love ya, Gram, Godspeed baby!”