Classic Rock Nuggets (Updated 10-26-18)


Jackson Browne will perform at the 60th anniversary benefit concert for McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California on October 19th and 20th.

Jimmy Page was the only member of Led Zeppelin to attend a publication party for the Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin photo book Monday night at the National Portrait Gallery in London.. The book will be out on October 9th.

John Mellencamp has posted video of his complete Farm Aid set from last Saturday in Hartford, Connecticut on his website.

Rick Nielsen’s guitar tech, Larry Melero, died suddenly this week. The Cheap Trick mainstay says, “I always knew Larry would have me covered with tuning, teching, a unique knowledge in tone, he was a great one, always with sarcasm and humor, much like, so I'm told, me... He built three guitars for me, just cuz he could and wanted to surprise me and he fixed all my vintage amp collection that I'd neglected for years without me even asking. Larry would spend time with our guests explaining the virtues of, the why and the reasoning behind the Checkerboard 5 neck, and photo requests usually with his huge smile or with a Larry trademark favorite, the middle ‘finger.’”

Doors drummer John Densmore will perform “L.A. Woman” with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra on Thursday at the Philharmonic’s opening night concert at Walt Disney Hall in L.A. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Corinne Bailey Rae are also on the bill.

Following the end of his Homeward Bound tour last Saturday in Queens, New York, Paul Simon sez, “To all the fans, thank you. Thanks for the memories.”

Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton threw out the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox game Monday night at Fenway Park.

Paul Stanley has a Facebook faker. Paul says, “PLEASE be careful! … They are trying to scam fans. I will NEVER contact anyone via FB messenger, so if someone does contact you that way, it is not me. Report them, trash them and block them.” Others with the same issue include Eric Claptonand Meat Loaf.

Megadeth will hit the high seas next year. The band will headline the first Megacruise for a Pacific Ocean outing.

Albums by Dio, The Grateful Dead, Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath will be reissued on vinyl next month by Rhino. Dio's Dream Evil and Lock Up the Wolves are out October 2nd, with Sacred Heart and Strange Highways following on October 9th. The Dead's Steal Your Face and Wake of the Flood are out on the 2nd; Blues for Allah and From the Mars Hotel on the 9th. Cooper's Alice Goes to Hell, From the Inside and Lace and Whiskey are all out on the 16th. And the Sabbath compilation, We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'n' Roll, will be reissued on October 23rd.

Jimmy Webb, Sha Na Na's Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, Melanie, Woodstock promoters Michael Lang and Artie Kornfeld and DJ Cousin Brucie are being inducted into the Long Island (New York) Music Hall of Fame.

Ground will be broken today (Wednesday) for the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Established in 2008, the organization has honored such Garden State musical legends as Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra and Frankie Valli. Soon, it will have a physical home in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford.

Eddie Vedder’s wife, Jill, has teamed up with former First Lady Michelle Obama to encourage Americans to vote in the November 6th midterm election. They’re urging people to join @Everytown and @MomsDemand for a volunteer Weekend of Action to help elect candidates who will support common-sense gun safety policies." Others encouraging registration are Graham Nash, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart.

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