Classic Rock Nuggets-Supertramp, VH, Hootie and more

Former Supertramp frontman Roger Hodgson, Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger, Elvin Bishop and Grand Funk Railroad co-founder,singer and guitarist Mark Farner have been added to the Rock Legends Cruise 8-- February 27th to March 2nd, 2020 out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They join the previously announced Paul Rodgers, Jonny Lang and Uriah Heep, with more artists to be announced.

The late Aretha Franklin and Booker T and the MG's will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis on May 8th.

Van Halen's "Panama" has been covered byThe Bird and The Bee for Amazon Music. It's the duo's first new music in four years. And Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams," covered by Lissie, has been released to all digital platforms. It's on When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective, which will be out April 5th.

Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony will be one of the special guests at John 5 and the Creatures’ show April 6th at the Whisky a-Go-Go in Hollywood.

Decca Records, which signedT he Rolling Stones,The Moody Blues,The Who and many others, will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a book,The Supreme Record Company: The Story of Decca Records, reissues, podcasts and the release this month of several rare David Bowie videos from his early days on a Decca subsidiary.

Hootie and the Blowfish joined PGA star Dustin Johnson last Wednesday as the newest inductees of the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame. The band hosts an annual Monday After the Masters celebrity pro-am tournament at the area's Barefoot Resort.

U2 will releaseThe Europa EP for Record Store Day on April 13th. One of three tracks is a mash-up of songs recorded on the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour mixed with Charlie Chaplin’s speech from the movie The Great Dictator. The other two are remixes of studio tracks.

The NHL’s Detroit Red Wings will hold Grateful Dead Night on March 14 at Little Caesars Arena. They’ll be selling a special-edition Grateful Dead hockey jersey and will host a pre-game performance by the tribute band Dead Again.

Though it falls from number-two to number-five on this week's Billboard 200 album chart,Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack actually saw a 10 percent sales bump resulting from their Oscars performance.

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his eighth solo album,The Empyrean, by releasing it on vinyl for the first time. The two-disc set comes out March 29th through JohnFrusciante.com. Frusciante turns 49 on Tuesday.

Brian Wilson shares his insights on writing, recording and producing Beach Boys classics on a new episode of Fender Presents: In Conversation. Posted now on the guitar-maker's YouTube channel, Brian is backed by bandmates Blondie Chaplin and Nicky Walusko.

 

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