Classic Nuggets: Dr John, B. Seger, Phil Collins and more

 

Mike Rutherford joined his Genesis bandmate Phil Collins on stage for “Follow You Follow Me” last week at shows in Denmark and Germany. Rutherford’s other band, Mike + The Mechanics, was the opening act.

Dr. John, who died Thursday at the age of 77 from a heart attack, was remembered with a “second line” parade in New Orleans Friday. Hundreds of musicians, friends and fans marched through the streets, singing his songs. His granddaughter Stephanie O’Quin called the outpouring “pretty incredible, really hot, really nice It makes me so happy to see all these people here for him.” And Little Feat honored the good doctor at their Denver concert on Friday by inserting his first chart single, the New Orleans standard “Iko Iko,” into their song “Dixie Chicken.”

The genesis of Don McLean‘s “American Pie” is seen on the PBS special Story Songs (My Music) along with Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billy Joe,"Harry Chapin's "Cats in the Cradle" and Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler."

Bob Seger gave hometown fans a treat Thursday at the DTE Energy Music Theater in suburban Detroit when he performed "The Famous Final Scene" from 1978’s Stranger in Town. He said, "I wanted to do another extra song for this encore 'cause I'm home, dammit. And it seems apropos.” Seger has four more farewell tour shows at the DTE this month before taking the summer off.

After their summer tour withSantana ends,The Doobie Brothers will stay busy with headline shows from September 22nd in El Paso, Texas through November 15th in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Clarence Clemons documentary,Who Do I Think I Am?, will be shown in theaters in July before being released on DVD August 17th.

The Gov’t Mule concert film Bring on the Music – Live at the Capitol Theater will have its premiere in New York on June 19th. The screening will be followed by a conversation with frontman Warren Haynes and director Danny Clinch. It will be released in a variety of formats on June 28th.

Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen shares some basic rock licks, soloing ideas, playing techniques and overall guitar talk in Cheap Licks, a new book and video package. The video also showcases his huge guitar collection.

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