THE BEACH BOYS: Former guitarist David Marks arrested earlier this month
Onetime Beach Boys guitarist David Marks and his wife had a run-in with the law earlier this month.
TMZ just reported that a domestic dispute between Marks, 69, and his much-younger wife Carrieann led to their arrests on misdemeanor charges: David for "resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer" and Carrieann, for "domestic violence against a spouse." The couple lives in a suburb of Los Angeles.
Carrieann Marks calls the incident a misunderstanding and that the couple are "happier than ever."
David Marks played on first seven Beach Boys albums and returned to part-time status in 1997, following the death of lifelong pal Carl Wilson.
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JOHN OATES: Opens up about his solo career
While John Oates is in the middle of a great tour with Daryl Hall and their co-headliner Train, he's also looking forward to another round of solo shows, beginning in September.
He says part of the strength of the Hall and Oates partnership -- and friendship -- is for each to have important side projects.
John Oates talked about how he and Daryl Hall built successful sidelines:
"Daryl and I have actually talked about this a lot. It's very rare to be able to pull that off and to have fans who are open minded musically enough to accept that. So Daryl's done it with his TV show. People have really loved that show and it's really been an asset to what he and i do together. And by the same token, the fact that I've done music that... I'm doing stuff that's totally outside the box for what people expect from Hall and Oates."
John opened up about playing solo shows:
"It was very exciting to finally... you're in the studio, recording. You're in this environment where you're just kind of doing it and you hope that people are going to love and you have no idea. And then you finally take it out and play it live on stage. And that's when you really connect wit hyour fans."
While emphasizing the songs from his blues-Americana album Arkansas, he also finds a way to connect with the Hall and Oates legacy:
"When I play my solo shows with The Good Road Band, I can play whatever I want to play. And of course, I do play, a couple of the Hall and Oates songs and I rework them or do them in unique way. But the meat and bones of the show is Delta blues, and that's what I'm interested in. It gives me a chance to explore these things and do some things like that."
John Oates and his Good Road Band open their fall tour in Pittsburgh on Septmber 14th. Their schedule includes shows in Europe during October and early 2019.
BOB DYLAN: Opens up his Pacific Rim tour
Bob Dylan opened his tour of the Pacific Rim on Friday in Seoul, South Korea by doing something he doesn't do much anymore -- he played guitar.
He primarily plays piano, and has done so for many years now, supposedly due to tendinitis in his arms.
The opening number was "All Along the Watchtower," which he hasn't played since 2015. He also broke out "When I Paint My Masterpiece" and "Gotta Serve Somebody" for the first time since 2011.
Up next is the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan on Sunday. The tour runs through August 28th in New Zealand. He'll go on a U.S. run in the fall.
GO-GO's: Head Over Heels musical panned by critics
New York's top newspaper critics were not kind to Head Over Heels.
The medieval-period fantasy comedy fueled by the hits of The Go-Go's -- as well as a few Belinda Carlisle solo tunes -- opened Thursday night at Broadway's historic Hudson Theater.
The New York Times' Ben Brantley says it "feels as timid and awkward as the new kid on the first day of school." Its LGBTQ-friendly storyline and characters are "at heart a tamed version of the period spoofs made popular decades earlier by drag artists."
Brantley's apparently transphobic comments about co-star Peppermint unleashed a firestorm, with the paper re-editing his comments and the critic saying he was “deeply sorry” about the language he'd used.
The New York Post's Johnny Oleksinski turns on the snark, as he begins his review: "Intermission, all I ever wanted!... The sex-and-disguise plot is zany, if familiar. There’s a little bit of Twelfth Night here, some Into the Woods there, some Xanadu everywhere. But the dialogue is grating."