ZZ TOP, JOHN FOGERTY: Spring tour this year
ZZ Top and John Fogerty will forces for a tour this spring.
The Blues and Bayous tour starts May 25th in Atlantic City, New Jersey and ends on June 29th in Welch, Minnesota. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time at JohnFogerty.com and ZZTop.com.
ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons says, "John Fogerty along with ZZ Top have been followers of blues and rock since the beginning, and we’re looking forward to rippin’ it up together this spring. We’ve got a great show lined up for ya!”
And Fogerty adds, “ZZ Top is one of my favorite bands, and Billy F. Gibbons is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Riffs, blues and bayous... bucket list!”
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THE ROLLING STONES: Touring Europe this spring
The Rolling Stones have announced what they've been hinting at for the past few weeks -- their No Filter European tour.
It starts on May 17th in Dublin, Ireland with 11 shows through July 8th in Warsaw, Poland.
Keith Richards says, “It’s such a joy to play with this band -- there’s no stopping us, we’re only just getting started really.”
Mick Jagger adds, "It's always exhilarating going to cities we haven’t played for quite a while and also some new venues for us."
And Charlie Watts knows what he's looking forward to: the end of the show, which he says is "the best and most satisfying moment [because] they are all going nuts.”
No U.S. plans have been announced.
MEAT LOAF: Back surgery rescheduled for this week
Meat Loaf had to put off his back surgery two weeks ago because his health insurance would not cover the procedure.
Apparently the problem has been resolved. In a video posted on Facebook, he says the surgery will now take place this week. Recovery in the hospital will take about three weeks, followed by physical therapy.
If all goes according to plan, Meat hopes to be in London in July and Indianapolis in August for signings, followed by Arizona in September for a movie role.
He says his ultimate goal is to return to the concert stage.
Richard Marx, Robby Krieger of The Doors, David Crosby, Wilson Phillips and Kenny Loggins performed at a benefit show in Summerland, California Sunday night to raise money for emergency services, equipment and survivor relief in the wake of last year's deadly fires and the mudslides in nearby Montecito.
A correction is needed for Christopher Cross’s tale of filling in for an exhausted Ritchie Blackmore at Deep Purple's “first” U.S. show. (He recalls the gig in San Antonio, Texas in The Yacht Rock Book by Greg Prato.) A detailed Deep Purple fansite confirms that it happened, but in the summer of 1970 -- nearly two years after the group first toured the U.S., opening for Cream and headlining its own shows.
Sam Moore will take part in the Arizona Diamondbacks' opening weekend festivities, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Major League Baseball in Phoenix. Moore was part of a group that sang the national anthem on Opening Day in 1998, and will perform “The Star Spangled Banner” before the March 31st game with the same opponent -- the Colorado Rockies.
Crosby, Stills and Nash's "Helplessly Hoping" is featured in the Natalie Portman film Annihilation.
Sheryl Crow has been added to the lineup of “inspiration presenters” at Klick Health’s MUSE New York forum tomorrow (Tuesday). The event also features an interview with Michelle Obama.
Kenny Loggins is the latest musical veteran to find work in Las Vegas. He'll perform September 5th, 7th and 8th at the Wynn Las Vegas.
Joan Baez will begin a 28-date fall tour September 11th in Ithaca, New York in delayed support of a new album, Whistle Down the Wind, which will be out this Friday.