Classic Rock Nuggets

Guns n’ Roses played a shorter show on Sunday in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates because Axl Rose was extremely ill. He told the crowd he was on IVs and had received “a bunch of injections” after “throwing up for about the last five hours.” He said he was going to do his best, and he gave them 20 songs before finally calling it a night.

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s version of “Midnight Special” is being used in a Walmart ad.

Queen’s “Flash” can be heard in the latest Google Pixel commercial.

Grammy nominations will be announced on Wednesday, December 5th, beginning on CBS This Morning at 8:30 am ET.

Deep Purple canceled a third show on their Mexican tour last week due to logistical reasons.

50 years after its release, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society has been certified gold in the UK. Ray Davies accepted the plaque and said, “This is like what they give somebody when they retire, except it’s from my fans.” The album was reissued in a deluxe edition last month.

David Crosby and six other artists -- including Kesha, Tim McGraw and Mark Ronson -- who have songs being considered for Oscar nominations recently took part in a roundtable hosted by The Hollywood Reporter to “explore the aesthetic rebellion of their art, the politics of sound and how music has saved them.” Crosby’s “Home Free” was used in the little-seen film Little Pink House.

Onetime ELP and Asia drummer Carl Palmer will hold a three-day “Prog Rock Camp” at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia next November 8th through 10th. He says on his website [CarlPalmer.com] that he’ll have “guitar workshops, masterclasses, bass guitar workshops...bands playing, competitions and a concert with Carl Palmer’s ELP.”

Bono’s daughter, actress Eve Hewson, says she has suffered sexual harassment in the workplace. She tells Story + Rain magazine, “I’ve been on set where crew members say things to you, whisper in your ear, follow you around… I had to do a sex scene once outside in a car, and a policeman was there to help us film … He kept walking into the shot and looking up my skirt. And after a while, I got out of the car and went up to him and said, ‘I know what you’re doing!’”

Stevie Nicks posted a photo of her and Christine McVie wearing face masks aboard Fleetwood Mac’s plane en route to California with the caption: “Our hearts go out to all those affected by the horrible fires in my home state. Christine and I making the most of the new fashion accessory.”

 

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