IN OTHER NEWS
John Mellencamp’s South Carolina home is featured in the March issue of Architectural Digest.
Alice Cooper sat in with his son Dash’s band, Co-Op, during the second intermission of the Chicago Blackhawks – Phoenix Coyotes game on Friday in Phoenix, where Cooper lives. They did three of Cooper’s classics — “I’m Eighteen,” “No More Mr Nice Guy” and “School’s Out.”
Roger Waters met with the Russian punk band Pussy Riot the other night at a private party in New York. The party was for Amnesty International in honor of the recently freed members of the band from a Russian prison. Yoko Ono was also at the party.
Steven Tyler recently underwent Rebreather training in Hawaii, which is a special scuba certification that lets him dive for up to 10 hours at a time. And while in Maui he also sat in with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, playing drums.
Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton tweets, “Been checking out the Olympics. Awesome snowboarding, maybe I’ll go up on the roof and try it…. maybe not.”
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer says the band will be “bringing a bigger and better experience to our fans” on their upcoming tour, adding that it’s “like nothing you’ve seen before.”
U2’s video for their new song, “Invisible,” will premiere on Tuesday.
A new restoration of The Beatles’ first film, A Hard Day’s Night, will premiere at the Turner Classic Film Festival this April in Hollywood.
John Mayall, the 80-year-old “Godfather of British Blues,” will release A Special Life, his first new album in five years, on May 13th. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor and Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Peter Green are among those who played in Mayall’s Bluesbreakers during the 1960s.