The 2013 Rascals reunion is heading to Broadway. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, who reunited for their first shows in 42 years in December, will move to New York for three weeks, beginning April 18th, at Richard Rogers Theater. The multi-media shows pair live performances with a video backdrop of the band members retelling their history and actors portraying the band as they appeared during their 60s heyday.
Crosby, Stills & Nash are set to partner with Stamp Stampede, an advocacy group dedicated to overturning the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision via a constitutional amendment. The organization markets rubber stamps bearing campaign finance-reform slogans that can be legally stamped onto paper currency. They will be present outside the entrance of eight dates on the CSN 2013 tour this year.
Carlos Santana is set to reunite with the original Santana band for a new album. Journey's Neal Schon, a former Santana guitarist referred to this when he said he's recently been in touch with Carlos. The plan is to gather all the musicians from the band's first three albums (the ones that gave us all those Santana classics). The album should be recorded late this year and released in 2014.
Uh oh...looks like there may be bad blood between Bette Midler and Barry Manilow. The New York Post is reporting that the Divine Miss M and her onetime pianist (Manilow) were offered the chance to open this spring's Tony Awards, but an ongoing feud is keeping the two apart. Bette has yet to attend a performance of Barry's five-week residency at Broadway's Saint James Theater. There are reports the problem has been simmering awhile. She apparently didn't like a sense of being upstaged when Barry was brought on as a guest on Roseanne Barr's TV show on which Bette also appeared.
Cheap Trick is set to hit the road in 2013. The group announced a new concert tour for spring and summer this year. They'll perform at a few festivals as well as their own headlining show and co-bills with Pat Benatar. The band is also working on a new album.
Paul McCartney has lined up an unusual date this summer. He'll be headlining Bonnaroo in June. The annual festival in Manchester, Tennessee will also feature Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, David Byrne, ZZ Top and Billy Idol. The festival runs June 13th through the 16th. Click here for details.
Rod Stewart is moving his 2013 tour from spring to the fall this year. Rod is set to release his first rock studio album in a decade this year, along with the tour. Opening act Steve Winwood will tour the U.K. this June before joining Rod on his tour this fall.
John Oates will be the guest on a new cover of the Hall & Oates hit You Make My Dreams Come True, which will be recorded by Hot Chelle Rae. Ryan Follese of Hot Chelle Rae said in a recent interview, "...whevever you're changing something on such a classic song, you never know if you will get disapproval. And we did it with him, and he helped us reshape a classic song."
Jackie DeShannon is the recipient of this year's Governor's Award For Lifetime Achievement from the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. It's in recognition of her contribution to the music and entertainment industry, along with charitable causes in Kentucky and around the world. Jackie is a native of Hazel, Kentucky. She made her name in 1964 with her first big hit What the World Needs Now is Love. She followed that in 1969 with Put a Little Love in Your Heart.
It will be the lineup from Heart's first album, Dreamboat Annie, through 1982 that will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 18th in L.A. That lineup produced the band's early classic hits, including Dreamboat Annie, Magic Man, Barracuda and many others.
The newly merged Capitol and Universal record labels have announced Icon series compilations from Glen Campbell and The Captain & Tennille, set for release on March 19th.
Did you catch the Eagles documentary movie on Showtime this weekend? The movie went behind the scenes of the 42 year career of the legendary rock 'n roll band with footage and interviews. The current lineup consists of Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh. Eagles buddy (and parttime contributer) Jackson Browne is set to take his accoustic show on the road this summer. It begins June 18th in Salt Lake City and hits nine cities before wrapping up in Atlantic City July 5th and 6th.
Bryan Adams is a proud papa again. The Canadian singer has welcomed his second child. Girlfriend Alicia Grimaldi gave birth to the couple's second daughter last week in London. They named her Lula Rosylea Adams. Lula comes from the Gene Vincent rock 'n roll classic Be-Bop-A-Lula. The couple's other daughter Bunny is 22 months old.
Who fans were shortchanged during the band's recent show in Las Vegas because of a female fan in the front row. She apparently did not get the message about no smoking and lit up a joint. Roger Daltrey is allergic to smoke and lectured the woman about not heeding the earlier request before The Who launched into Won't Get Fooled Again--which turned out to be the last song of the night. The Who take their Quadrophenia tour to Lousville, Kentucky and Colubus, Ohio this weekend.