Classic Rock Nuggets (updated 09-27-18)

D. Betts

David Spero, the manager of Dickey Betts, has provided another update on his client, who underwent surgery last Friday to reduce swelling on the brain following a fall at Betts’ Florida home. “Dickey is off the respirator and doing great! Talking, laughing and, of course, complaining! We thank you all for your love and prayers. He still has a ways to go.”

This Saturday marks one year since David Gilmour released his Live at Pompeii collection. In celebration, he’ll answer questions on Twitter about the film, album and concert. Send in your questions now and the answers will be posted on Saturday.

Robbie Robertson is working on music for The Irishman, the next mob film from his friend and former roommate, director Martin Scorsese. It stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel and Ray Romano and will be out on Netflix next year.

Paul McCartney will be interviewed on the season premiere of 60 Minutes Sunday. In it, he says the only song John Lennon ever complimented him on was "Here, There and Everywhere."

Jon Bon Jovi's Diving Into Hampton Water French rosé received a score of 90 (out of 100) from the influential Wine Spectator magazine.   

Vince Neil and Joe Satriani have been added as the special guests of The Circle at Sammy Hagar’s High Tide Beach Party and Car Show on October 6th at Huntington State Beach in Huntington Beach, California. Also on the bill are REO Speedwagon, Reel Big Fish, Green Day drummer Tre Cool and many others. And among the cars on display are Sammy’s 1982 Ferrari BB512 from his “I Can’t Drive 55” video, and the 1983 Chevrolet El Camino owned by Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top.

ZZ Top will hold their eight-show Viva Las Vegas residency at the Venetian between January 18th and February 2nd.

Moody Blues bassist John Lodge says his upcoming tour will feature songs from former Moodies Mike Pinder and the late Ray Thomas. "They’re an integral part of my life with those guys, both as friends and as musicians," says Lodge, "so I don’t want their music to die and I want them to be heard live again.” The tour starts October 12th in Nashville and runs through October 26th in Cincinnati.

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