THE ROLLING STONES: New animated lyric video
In celebration of the 50th anniversary release of The Rolling Stones' 1967 album, Their Satanic Majesties Request, an official, animated lyric video for the song "2000 Light Years From Home" has been released.
The 50th anniversary edition of the album, the one with the 3-D cover, will be released on September 22nd in a hand-numbered, limited edition set featuring the the restored original lenticular cover, 180 gram vinyl and hybrid SACD versions of both audiophile mono and stereo mixes.
FLEETWOOD MAC: Good news for Mac fans
Here's some good news for Fleetwood Mac fans -- Mick Fleetwood says they intend to keep touring beyond next year.
The drummer tells Rolling Stone that even though Christine McVie has hinted that they might retire from the road after their 2018 run, "everyone in the band has decided" that those dates won't be the band's swan song.
And though he realizes they're are all in their 70s and can't go on forever, Fleetwood adds, "You will not see a poster saying this is our farewell tour that I could dream of."
He says he recently spoke to Stevie Nicks about a potential 2018 set list and that "she's already thinking she wants to do some things we haven't done in years." Fleetwood says he would like to see Stevie and Lindsey do a Buckingham-Nicks song in the set and Christine a blues number.
CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH: Reunion update
Once again, here's an update -- or lack thereof -- on the status of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Graham Nash says a reunion is not in the cards.
Graham Nash on the future of CSN: "I doubt it very much. The positive thing is if we never played another note together look what we did.
The split occurred after David Crosby became upset over some of what Nash wrote in his 2013 autobiography, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life.
Graham Nash on not talking to David Crosby: [courtesy of the Jim Kerr Rock n' Roll Morning Show on WAXQ - Q1043 in New York City]
"I haven't spoken to David in two years. I'm getting on with Stephen [Stills] and Stephen's getting on with Neil [Young] and Neil's getting on with me, but nobody's talking to Crosby."
The rift between Crosby and Neil Young has to do with disparaging comments he made about Neil's girlfriend, actress Daryl Hannah. However, both Crosby and Nash have said that they could see a scenario in which Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young would tour as a way to protest against President Trump.
ERIC CLAPTON: Peacemaker
Eric Clapton is not only friends with Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards, he's also the peacemaker when the two argue over who's a better guitarist.
Woody tells The Guardian, "We have to call Eric [when we have the argument] and he says, 'Neither of you are. I’m better than both of you.' We all still get together [with Clapton,] and every time we meet up, it’s like no time has gone by and yet there are so many stories to fill in, so many adventures."
Clapton played on The Rolling Stones' last album, 2016's Blue and Lonesome
MORE BIG MUSIC NEWS HEADLINES: August 30th
Eddie Money had a scare with his Great Dane. He reports that Brando “had emergency surgery last week and barely survived. It was a scary time for our family as we waited for hours at the pet hospital to know whether or not we would lose him…”
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer tweets, “Prayers to all who are suffering the devastating storms in Houston. Special prayer to my sister-in-law, who had to evacuate.”
Paul Stanley is sending his “prayers and thoughts” to the people in Texas, adding that they are “not forgotten.” He encourages people to help by texting HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10 or more to the Red Cross. To donate to the Salvation Army, text STORM to 51555.
James Taylor has a message for "our Texas neighbors... Stay safe and please help in whatever way you can." He posted a photo of people rescued from the flooding in Houston and links it to a list of charitable organizations helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
There's an online petition drive to encourage The Doobie Brothers’ election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fans can sign on at this address.
Nancy Wilson will open for Bob Seger this fall. She’ll play songs from her side project Roadcase Royale as well as Heart favorites.