Classic Rock Nuggets: Nancy Wilson, Clapton, Zappa

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Nancy Wilson of Heart received the Music for Life Award from the National Association of Music Merchants at the NAMM Show in Anaheim today (Thursday)

Eric Clapton will play five nights at Tokyo's legendary Budokan Arena between April 13th and 20th.

Fleetwood Mac are adding more dates to their Australian tour this August and September.

Paul Simon will be a guest and perform on Colbert Monday.

Fender debuted a new Duff McKagan signature line of Precision basses today at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

Eddie Van Halen’s company, EVH, unveiled its new Striped Series Shark Model at the NAMM Show. The instrument is based on the axe Eddie first played during Van Halen’s 1978 world tour.

Frank Zappa's live double-album Zappa in New York gets an expanded 40th anniversary reissue March 29th.

Neil Young debuted two new songs -- reportedly titled "Green Is Blue" and "Olden Days" -- during his solo show Wednesday night in Milwaukee.

REO Speedwagon donated more than $360,000 to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victims Fund and the Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire Sudden and Urgent Needs Effort. The band raised the money with two shows in Thousand Oaks, California on January 12th and 13th.

Michael Stipe of R.E.M. contributes guest vocals to the first solo single by Rain Phoenix, "Time Is the Killer." The track will be out on February 14th.

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