BIG Music News: Eddie Money, Peter Cetera

EDDIE MONEY:  Rocker is a big supporter of our military in many ways

Eddie Money has always been a big supporter of our military, and he backs it up by literally putting his money where his mouth is.

Last month he headlined the seventh annual United by Sacrifice concert in Coleman, Michigan, and afterward he donated $5000 to the Coleman Veterans Memorial fund.

Jim Johnston, the vice president of the organization, says, "When we negotiated the price, a stipulation was that he would donate money back to the organization. Eddie’s the first one who donated that much money back to us.”

Eddie sent big shout outs to our military at his recent show in Waco.  It was part of a great concert the legend put on that night.  ~ Dewayne

CHICAGO:  Peter Cetera still estranged from the group that made him a star

Peter Cetera continues to be estranged from Chicago.

First he was unable to agree on a plans to appear with them at the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, and now Cetera has also passed on the chance to join Robert Lamm and James Pankow at the Songwriters Hall gala next week in New York.

Peter Cetera didn't like the way the Songwriters Hall of Fame planned to induct him and former bandmates Robert Lamm and James Pankow.  

 "I was honored to be, what I thought was, inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. And, 'Oh yes, are you going to come to the event?' And I said, 'Well, when is it?' And when they told me, 'Two of the guys from Chicago and you are going to be there and we want to know if you can perform?' And I said, 'Wait a minute, it's probably not a good idea.' 'And it's right in the middle of when I'm going to be on the road, anyhow. I think I'm going to have to pass."

Claiming he now has "the best band I've ever had," Cetera is sticking to his solo tour. And though the Songwriters Hall has said it would defer his induction for a year so he could appear alone, he now doesn't seem interested if organizers expect him to perform.

Peter Cetera on not reuniting with Chicago at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2016 inductions:

"Music is supposed to be fun, and nothing about that evening was pointing towards it being a joyous occasion. I mean, there's a reason why we're not together, you know. And I'm sure we're both happy with that. Basically, they didn't want to work with me nor did the show want to work with me to see if something could happen. And I begrudgingly tried to make it happen, even though I didn't really want to do it. There's been too much water under the bridge. And so be it. I just couldn't get up there and fake like I was having a good time."

THE ROLLING STONES:  Three more releases from the vaults on the way

The Rolling Stones are dipping into their vaults once again, as three live releases previously available only on DVD will be out on CD on June 16th.

Ladies and Gentleman was recorded in Texas on the 1972 Exile on Main Street tour, and among Stones collectors it has the reputation as being one of their best shows ever.

Some Girls: Live in Texas ‘78 was recorded at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, just after the Some Girls album had hit number-one on the album chart.

Checkerboard Lounge: Live in Chicago 1981 isn't a proper Stones show. It's when the band showed up at Buddy Guy’s club, where Muddy Waters was playing. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and tour keyboardist Ian Stewart all joined Waters on stage at various points.

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