Classic Rock Nuggets

Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann of Dead and Company will headline Rising Up to Paradise, a New Year’s Eve concert in Kauai, Hawaii, as part of The Big Swell, featuring other members of the extended Dead family. Taj Mahal, and The Dirty Knobs, led by Heartbreakers and Fleetwood Macguitarist Mike Campbell, are also on the bill.

Gene Simmons is assembling a touring music festival called Titans of Rock which, he says, will “launch with 20 big outdoor shows” next year.

KISS will be interviewed on ABC's Good Morning America Tuesday and perform on NBC's The Tonight Show Tuesday night. And, after the first North American leg of their End of the Road Tour, they’ll take it to Europe next spring and summer.

The AC/DC coins from the Royal Australian Mint have made it onto eBay at very inflated prices.

The late Walter Becker was honored Sunday in Queens, New York -- the corner of 112th Street and 72nd Drive, where he grew up, was renamed Walter Becker Way. Becker died September 3rd, 2017 from esophageal cancer.

Former Molly Hatchet singer Jimmy Farrar has died. He was 68 and succumbed to kidney, liver and congestive heart failure a year after he suffered three heart attacks.

Bon Jovi will tour Europe in the spring, including a few dates with their partners in hair spray, Def Leppard.  

Queensryche’s next album, The Verdict, will be out on March 1st. It’s the third to feature singer Todd La Torre, who replaced Geoff Tate in 2012. A month-long headlining tour will begin March 2nd in Orlando, Florida.

 

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