Classic Rock Nuggets


The John Mellencamp documentary, It's About You, premieres on AXS TV Tuesday night at 11 ET.

Todd Rundgren will do a book signing and concert tour in support of the December 21st publication of his memoir, The Individualist. The U.S. leg starts on April 10th in Atlanta and runs through May 13th in San Francisco.

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has joined forces with Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, former Guns n’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum and singer Franky Perez in a new band called Deadland Ritual.

Jon Bon Jovi's Hampton Water wine has been named the top-ranked rosé of 2018 by Wine Spectator.

Dave Davies tweets that “at one time there was talk about Rick Danko [of The Band] wanting to join The Kinks. I don’t know what happened, but that would have been a wonderful idea.”

Dave Mason was born in England, but has lived in America since the early ’70s and is a big fan of the NFL. He says, “Football encompasses some of the best qualities of what I love about this country: brains, brawn, individual effort, team spirit...everyone combining their talents to be the best they can be…”

Joe Walsh performed at the One Love Malibu benefit concert on Sunday for victims of the Woolsey fire.

Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers and Ian Astbury of The Cult are among the acts performing at Gates of the West: Celebrating the Music of Joe Strummer and The Clash at The Roxy in Los Angeles on January 26th. The show will raise money for the California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund, The Joe Strummer Foundation, and Music and Memory.

Ringo Starr, Benmont Tench, Don Was and Jim Keltner are all featured on the new album from Jenny Lewis. On the Line will be out in the spring.

The soundtrack Sharp Objects (Music from the HBO Limited Series) is now available digitally and will be released on CD and LP in February. It includes songs by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes joined the Dave Matthews Band on stage last Friday at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Guns n' Roses will donate a part of the proceeds from their show on Saturday in Honolulu to the Andy Irons Foundation. Named for the late surfing legend, the foundation helps establish programs for young people dealing with mental health issues, drug recovery and learning disabilities.

The 2019 Record Store Day is set for April 13th.

The vinyl version of Bruce Springsteen's Springsteen on Broadway album has been pushed back to January 25th. The CD and digital version are still due out on December 14th.

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament plays on three songs on the album A Bubble to Burst by Missoula, Montana singer-songwriter David Boone, which will be out in January. One of the Ament tracks, “Work in Progress,” is now available for downloading.

Ronnie Wood performed The Faces’ “Stay With Me” Saturday night in London with his son Jesse’s band Reef.

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