Classic Rock Nuggets-Lindsey, Def, Kansas and more


Lindsey Buckingham says he’s had a “new solo album ready to go for a couple of years. Now that we’ve turned a new page, I think we’ll be able to pick up the pace between projects by quite a bit!” Turning the page refers to his being fired from Fleetwood Mac.

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen will do in-store appearances in support of his artwork at Wentworth Gallery locations in January: Friday the 18th in Atlantic City, New Jersey; the 19th in Short Hills, New Jersey; and the 20th in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. A portion of the proceeds from every sale will be donated to Project Resiliency's Warrior Resiliency Program.

Kansas has replaced keyboardist David Manion with Tom Brislin, who has worked with Yes, Meat Loaf, Dennis DeYoung and Debbie Harry. His first performances with Kansas will be aboard the Rock Legends Cruise in February.

Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera joined Cheap Trick in London Tuesday for “Run Rudolph Run” and “The ‘In’ Crowd,” which has been covered by Trick as well as Roxy singer Bryan Ferry.

Phil Lesh will do his fifth annual birthday run at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York from March 14th through 16th. A ticket pre-sale has already started, and general tickets go on sale Friday. The ex-Grateful Dead bassist turns 79 on the 15th.

The 30th volume of Dave’s Picks archival live Grateful Dead recordings, due early in the new year, will be a complete January 2nd, 1970 concert at New York’s Fillmore East plus two hours from the next day’s show. The subscription-only series will release three more shows in 2019.

Christmas arrived a little early for James Taylor. The Red Sox honored the loyal fan, who performs every summer in their ballpark, by sending him a seat from Fenway Park.

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