Joe Walsh Helps The Vets
Joe Walsh is following up his shows with the Eagles this month by hosting a concert to support VetsAid, a non-profit organization he created to help veterans and their families.
The show is September 20th at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. He'll be joined on the bill by Zac Brown Band, Gary Clark Jr. and Keith Urban, with more big names to come.
Walsh says, "I had to do something and...rock and roll seems to be what I do best. It’s also the least I could do for those who have served and continue to serve our country. We’re all in this together as Americans, and it seems to me lately that people are forgetting that. I asked my buddies Zac, Gary and Keith to step up and I’m so grateful that they did. Let’s put on a show, raise some money and celebrate our vets… and let’s do it every year!”
Joe will join Don Henley at his 70th birthday bash this Saturday in Dallas, followed by Classic East with the Eagles in New York City on July 29th. He also has solo dates in August and September.
Brian Setzer Sidesteps Bakersfield!
Brian Setzer's annual Christmas Tour will hit 30 cities this year. And remarkably, this year Bakersfield is NOT on the list of cities!
The Stray Cats founder will kick off his holiday extravaganza November 10th in his adopted hometown of Minneapolis, and will stretch beyond Christmas Day. The final show is set for December 28th in Bellingham, Washington.
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of The Brian Setzer Orchestra -- and the 14th for its Christmas shows. The swinging 19-piece outfit, noted for its fusion of rock and big band, will kick off its schedule August 2nd at the Hollywood Bowl before turning to seasonal sounds in November and December.
Lindsay Buckingham Is A Very Busy Man
Lindsey Buckingham is wearing many musical hats this summer.
His first show with Fleetwood Mac in close to two years was last night (Sunday) at Classic Westin Los Angeles. On Wednesday his tour with Christine McVie resumes. Mac will play Classic East in New York on July 30th, then he goes back out on the road with McVie from August 2nd to the 11th.
As Buckingham recently told Billboard, he and McVie "certainly could end up doing another leg. There was some talk about going to Europe. Again, in the same way the album started off as sort of a lark, we don't have any agenda for any scenario here. I'm just thinking the shows are going to be fun no matter what we do, and we'll see where it goes. We're just enjoying each other's company and enjoying revisiting our dynamic. I just think it's such a surprisingly positive thing, this whole project coming together and the way that it did, and how it turned out. So I'm just happy with whatever happens."
Buckingham is also working on a solo album that will be out next year, which is when Fleetwood Mac will embark on a world tour.
Show Biz Buzz...
Aaron Carter was arrested Saturday in Georgia on suspicion of driving under the influence and pot possession. The singer was released the next day on $4,000 bail. (E! Online)
Disney has announced the cast of its live-action Aladdin remake. Naomi Scott will play Princess Jasmine, Mena Massoud will portray Aladdin and Will Smith will take on the Genie. Guy Ritchie will direct.
Ryan Lochte is in the clear in his Rio robbery case. A year ago, he was charged with filing a false police report. Though the Olympic swimmer claimed he was held up, it later emerged that he had vandalized a gas station and was held by security for damages. (Gossip Cop)
Stuntman John Bernecker has died after falling on the set of The Walking Dead. He was 33.
Weekend Box Office Returns...
1. War for the Planet of the Apes - $56.5 million
2. Spider-Man: Homecoming - $45.2 million
3. Despicable Me 3 - $18.9 million
4. Baby Driver - $8.8 million
5. The Big Sick - $7.6 million
War for the Planet of the Apes was number-one at the weekend box office with $56.5 million.
Last weekend's top movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, dropped to second with $45.2 million. The superhero flick has made $208.3 million in 10 days.
Despicable Me 3 went from second to third with $18.9 million.
Baby Driver also dropped a slot, landing in fourth with $8.8 million.
The romantic comedy The Big Sick rose from eight to fifth with $7.6 million.
The horror flick Wish Upon opened in seventh with $5.6 million.