IN OTHER NEWS
Bill Wyman performed at Saturday and Sunday’s 70th birthday tribute shows to his Rhythm Kings guitarist Albert Lee in London. Also on the bill were Dave Edmunds, Gary Brooker, Andy Fairweather-Low and Gary “U.S.” Bonds.
Jimmy Buffett will team up with John Fogerty for a show in Frisco, Texas on June 21st.
Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Todd Rundgren, Vince Neil and Slash were among the artists who came together last Thursday in Las Vegas for the Keep Memory Alive benefit in honor of chef Kerry Simon, who has been battling the affects of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) for several years. The event raised $525,000 for MS clinical care and research.
The Band’s Garth Hudson will be inducted into the London (Canada) Music Hall of Fame on April 13th. Hudson grew up in nearby Windsor, Ontario.
Crosby, Stills and Nash start their March tour Tuesday night in Richmond, Virginia, just weeks after David Crosby underwent heart surgery.
“Tubular Bells” man Mike Oldfield will release his 25th studio album on April 1st. Man on the Rocks is a two-CD set, with one disc featuring vocals and the other all-instrumental versions of the same songs.
Robert Plant and former Talking Head Jerry Harrison make cameos and such Memphis-tied musicians as Booker T. Jones and Mavis Staples perform in the upcoming documentary Take Me to the River, which has its world premiere March 11th at South by Southwest in Austin. The film brings together past and present representatives of the Memphis music scene for joint recording sessions in some of the city’s legendary studios. An album of the results is also expected to follow.