Paul Revere & The Raiders are set to headline a Where The Action Is concert tour this summer along with Mitch Ryder, The Association and Mary Wilson of The Supremes. The first shows are set for June 7th in London, Ontario and June 8th in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Viva la 60s!
Eric Clapton is planning more limited edition guitars. The legendary rock 'n roller has indicated that Fender will sell a reproduction of the Stratocaster he called "Brownie," which was sold in 1999 for $500,000. Now comes word of additions to the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Collection, a benefit for Clapton's rehab center in Antigua. There will be two Martin accoustic guitars, which will sell for between $6,000 and $50,000, along with a copy of the 1957 gold top Gibson that Clapton played on The Beatles' classic While My Guitar Gently Weeps (later given to George Harrison). It will set fans back $15,000.
Reg Presley, the lead singer of The Troggs for more than 45 years, died last week at his home in England. He was 71. Presley retired at the end of 2011, after being diagnosed with lung cancer. He'd also suffered several small strokes in the last few years. Presley sang lead on Troggs' hits, including Wild Thing and Love Is All Around.
Loverboy is set to hit the road this month, including shows with Journey plus Pat Benatar and her husband Neil Geraldo. The Working for the Weekend Tour will also team for a show with 80s hair band Night Ranger. Loverboy will also appear in a video montage taking place inside the mind of Matthew Perry on the February 26th episode of the NBC sitcom Go On.
Remember the 60s bubblegum group The Cowsills? Showtime is set to air their just completed documentary Family Band. It will air 14 times during March, beginning March 6th. The group will be inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame on April 28th. Bob Cowsill said in a recent interview that the documentary shows success but also "the dark side" of the group's rise to stardom.