Road Show News-A-Palooza! 6/14/17

posted by Mike Bell - 

Fleetwood Mac To Tour Again!

Fleetwood Mac have just two shows this year -- July 16th at Classic West in Los Angeles and July 30th at Classic East in New York -- but Christine McVie says things will be different next year. 

This will be the Mac's first tour since 2015.

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine will hit the road in support of their just-released album next Wednesday, June 21st, in Atlanta. 


Keith Richards Remembers His Old Flame Anita Pallenberg

Keith Richards has commented on the death Tuesday of his former girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, Anita Pallenberg.

He says, “A most remarkable woman. Always in my heart.”

Anita passed away peacefully at St. Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, England with her family by her side. She was 75 and had been ill for some time.

She will be cremated, with a memorial service to follow at a later date. The family requests that its privacy is respected at this time.

Anita is survived by two of her children with Keith -- son Marlon Richards and daughter Angela -- and five grandchildren. Her third child, a son, Tara Jo Jo Gunne, died 10 weeks after his birth in 1976.

Marianne Faithfull, who was Mick Jagger's mid-60's girlfriend during the time Pallenberg was with, first, Brian Jones and then Richards, posted the William Butler Yeats poem "The Cloths of Heaven."

She also wrote: "Anita used to say that [the two of us] are light years ahead of The Rolling Stones. Witty and probably true!...I really loved her. We had good times and bad times, but I only remember the good times now. She taught me so much, especially after we got clean; it was very good, and so much fun!"

In Other News...

The grand opening of Jimi Hendrix Park is set for Saturday in his hometown of Seattle next to the Northwest African American Museum. His half-sister Janie will be on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Jimi Hendrix version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” is featured in a commercial for Bleu de Chanel men’s fragrances.

Former Foreigner bassist Rick Wills joined the band on stage Sunday in Marbella, Spain for “Hot Blooded.” Founding member and guitarist Mick Jones says, “It certainly brought back some special memories. Other original members will be joining us during the upcoming U.S. tour.”

Robbie Robertson, Steve Van Zandt, Iggy Pop and Taj Mahal are among the artists featured in Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, a documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

Dennis DeYoung will perform Styx’s Grand Illusion album in its entirety on July 7th at the Arcada Theater in the Chicago suburb of St. Charles, Illinois.

Yoko Ono will reissue three albums on July 14th -- 1971's Fly and 1973’s Approximately Infinite Universe and Feeling the Space.

Lars Ulrich of Metallica received the Knight's Cross of the Order of Dannebrog from his home country of Denmark on May 26th.

A video of Guns N' Roses performing AC/DC's "Whole Lotta Rosie" in memory of Axl Rose's dog on June 7th in Switzerland just hit YouTube.

Santana and The Isley Brothers have moved up the release of their Power of Peace album by a week. It will now go on sale July 28th.

Bob Weir and the Campfire Band will perform at a concert to mark Jerry Garcia's 75th birthday at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado on August 4th. (His actual birthday is the 1st.) The specially assembled opening act will be The Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Band, featuring Melvin Seals, Oteil Burbridge and Duane Trucks.

The 2018 Bonnaroo will take place June 7th through the 10th in Manchester, Tennessee.

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