Classic Rock Nuggets

 

Brian May posted a glowing remembrance of President George H.W. Bush on Instagram. His lengthy comment concludes, “In a world at present dominated by myopic nationalism and grasping materialism, just looking at President Bush’s face reminds me what we have lost, and what we must strive to regain. Rest In Peace Mr. Bush.”

Bob Seger has added five more dates to his farewell tour: January 3rd in Saginaw, Michigan; March 2nd in Las Vegas; March 12th in Bossier City, Louisiana; March 15th in Tampa; and March 17th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi plays on The Door to Doom, a new album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass.

You have until Sunday to register your Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Fan Vote at RockHall.com. Def Leppard currently leads with over 500,000 votes, followed by Stevie Nicks and Todd Rundgren.

Geddy Lee has added another signing ahead of the December 18th publication of his Big Book of Beautiful Bass -- December 17th at IndigoSpirit in his hometown of Toronto.

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Rami Malek is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama.

Kansas says their music was streamed on Spotify for more than 450-million minutes in 2018.

Dave Ellefson of Megadeth and Lita Ford have been elected to the Hall of Heavy Metal History. They'll be honored January 23rd at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California.

The annual Wild Honey Orchestra and Friends L.A. tribute concert to benefit the Autism Think Tank will honor The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, which was recently the subject of a massive box set to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The show will take place at the Alex Theater in Glendale on February 23rd. Cars guitarist Elliot Easton is a member of the “Orchestra.”

A statue of late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence will be erected in Melbourne, Australia. That’s a bit odd because the band formed in Perth and rose to fame in Sydney.

Warren Haynes will join Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds at their annual destination event in Riviera Maya, Mexico February 15th through 17th.

The 2019 Grammy Nominees album will be released on January 25th. The nominees were announced this morning (Friday) at 8:45 a.m. ET.

The Malibu beach house built in 1992 by Frank Sinatra and his wife Barbara is on the market for $12.9 million. According to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, the seven-bedroom-, nine-bathroom home covers 5,800 square feet and has 40 feet of beachfront, a pool and an elevator. It was where the couple renewed their vows in 1996.

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