Classic Rock Nuggets-Dead & Co., B. Tench and more

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Dead and Company will not only stream next weekend’s Playing in the Sand three-day event in Mexico via, they’ll release audio versions of all 19 shows from their fall-winter 2017-18 tour. The series kicks off today with all three shows from last year’s Playing in the Sand, with other releases set through early March.

Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench retweeted the news that Martin Scorsese’s Bob Dylan film, Rolling Thunder Revue, will be out this year with the comment, “Actual good news!”   

Gordon Lightfoot, who turned 80 in November, will play 11 U.S. dates in March as part of his 80 Years Strong tour.

A new XTC book, What Do You Call That Noise? by Mark Fisher, features interviews with everyone who ever played with the band (including all seven drummers!) plus fans such as Peter Gabriel. It comes out in Britain in March.

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