Classic Rock Nuggets (updated 10-05-18)

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Sammy Hagar’s High Tide Beach Party and Car Show is this Saturday at Huntington State Beach in Huntington Beach, California. Sammy and The Circle will headline with such guests as Vince Neil, Joe Satriani, REO Speedwagon, Reel Big Fish and Green Day drummer Tre Cool.

Steve Miller has noted the death of blues great Otis Rush. Miller calls him “a pillar of Chicago blues and an essential part of 20th century music. So many guitar players were influenced by his original style of guitar playing that he is known worldwide as a master originator.” Miller turns 75 tomorrow (Friday).

The Last Waltz, Martin Scorsese’s film of The Band's final concert, will be released as a limited-edition Blu-ray set on November 12th.

Ray Davies may not be able to get his brother Dave and Kinks drummer Mick Avory in the studio together, but all three were in the same London art gallery on Tuesday. They attended an exhibit of memorabilia, photos and artworks that retell the story of the album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, which will be re-released as a 50th anniversary edition on October 26th. The exhibit runs through November 18th at Proud Galleries in London.

The Moody Blues wrap up their residency at The Wynn in Las Vegas Saturday. Next up is a benefit for Walden Family Services on November 2nd in La Jolla, California.

Foo Fighters and U2 are up for Best Rock Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards on November 4th in Bilbao, Spain.

Jon Bon Jovi is joining the roster of artists headlining cruises. His first one will depart Miami on April 12th, and the second one heads out from Barcelona on August 26th.

Lynyrd Skynyrd received the Hall of Fame Award at the International Entertainment Buyers Awards in Nashville on Tuesday. Stumbling a bit during his acceptance speech, founding guitarist Gary Rossington explained that he “can't read very well since we quit school to start a rock and roll band."

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer will join his boss, Gene Simmons, at Gene’s Vault Experience at the KISS mini-golf course in Las Vegas on December 2nd. And Simmons will be honored at the Heroes for Heroes Celebrity Poker Tournament on November 10th at the Avalon in Hollywood.

Pat Benatar will tour for her 40th anniversary in music next year.

Mark Knopfler will appear at the IMAGinACTION international video clip festival on October 12th in Cesena, Italy.

Sharon Osbourne will be at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on October 20th for the Hocus Pocus Halloween Bash.

The Eagles will tour Australia and New Zealand in February and March.

Alice Cooper and his Hollywood Vampires will perform at his 17th annual Christmas Pudding concert on December 8th at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. The show is a benefit for his Rock Teen Center, which provides free music, dance, arts and vocational programs for teenagers.

Peter Frampton will perform at a free outdoor New Year’s Eve show in his hometown of Nashville.

The first photo of actor Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman has been released. Rocketman will be in theaters on May 31st, 2019.

Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain will do a question-and-answer session at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on October 10th at 7 p.m. It will be live-streamed on the Rock Hall’s Facebook page. Fans can submit questions during the event. Journey was inducted into the Rock Hall last year.

Bonnie Raitt’s resonator guitar will go on display in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. It was selected via an online vote, beating out Neal Schon’s electric guitar, an outfit belonging to Jon Anderson of Yes, Rihanna’s bustier and a guitar belonging to Josh Klinghoffer of The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Bonnie was inducted into the Hall in 2000.

Robert Plant recently paid a visit to producer Norman Petty’s NorVaJak studios in Clovis, New Mexico -- where Buddy Holly recorded.

Bad Company and Cheap Trick will donate a portion of the ticket sales from their October 27th show in Green Bay, Wisconsin to the Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Florence.

Peter Frampton will perform at a free outdoor New Year’s Eve show in his hometown of Nashville.

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