Nuggets: Steve Miller Jams with the Roots, KISS Sake & RUSH Novel

Steve Miller has posted a video of him and The Roots performing "Fly Like an Eagle" earlier this month at The Metropolitan Museum of Art during the opening party celebrating the Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll exhibit.

The fifth Rush album,A Farewell to Kings, is the subject o fThe Making of Farewell to Kings: The Graphic Novel, which Fantoons will publish in September.

Former Dire Straits member David Knopfler says he has to “figure out the best way to physically sell [his new album],”Heartlands. He acknowledges needing a “basic plan for marketing and promotion” and admits, “I have no real enthusiasm for the business side of things.” David is the younger brother of Mark and a co-founder of Dire Straits.

Steely Dan have added three fall dates to their tour. They’ll play Rochester Auditorium Theater in Rochester, New York on October 11th; Landmark Theater in Syracuse, New York on October 12th; and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on November 2nd. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Rocketman, the Elton John bio-pic, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 16th. It opens in U.S. theaters on May 31st.

Brian Wilson writes, “Like people around the world, I’m watching pictures of the Notre-Dame cathedral burn down and feeling sad and helpless. I’m hoping they can save as much of it as they can because great art should last forever.”Sting offers, “I’m so moved by the pictures of the people of Paris kneeling in prayer as the beautiful soul of their city is burning.” The French government has vowed to rebuild Notre Dame in five years.

Carlos Santana will be named World Boxing Council Champion of Music at its Night of Champions event on May 3rd at the Encore hotel in Las Vegas.

KISS has partnered with Tower Records in Japan to sell a line of KISS sake[pr: SA-key]. KISS also has a line of wine and cola.

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