Crossroads Revisited: Selections From the Crossroads Guitar Festival will be released as a six-disc vinyl set on December 6th. It contains 40 tracks from four of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festivals (2004, 2007, 2010, 2013). In addition to Clapton, the set features Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray, Billy Gibbons, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, Joe Walsh, Ronnie Wood and Jimmie Vaughan.
The Rolling Stones are rumored to be returning for more U.S. dates next summer.
The Ronnie Wood documentary,Somebody Up There Likes Me, premiered at the London Film Festival Saturday.Mick Jagger attended, as did Randy Bachman, who said, “I liked what was there, but it left me wanting more. More solos, more Stones, more jamming, more Faces, more collaboration, more scandal and more family. It didn’t go nearly deep enough for my taste. I was shocked when it ended thinking surely it couldn’t be over. Anxiously awaiting part two.”
The documentary Once Were Brothers:Robbie Robertson and The Band will open the DOC NYC film festival on November 6th in New York. Also being screened is Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. This year’s festival is dedicated to the memory of D.A. Pennebaker, whose films included the Dylan documentary Don’t Look Back and Monterey Pop.
Message in a Bottle, a dance piece set to the music of Sting and The Police, will premiere at the Peacock Theater in London on February 6th. Songs include “Every Breath You Take,” “Roxanne,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” “Walking on the Moon,” “Englishman in New York,” “Shape of My Heart” and “Fields of Gold.”
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band visited Graceland before their show in Memphis Friday.
Don’t ask Steve Winwood for his autograph unless it’s in person. A post on hiswebsitesays, “Unfortunately, due to the volume of requests, Steve is unable to accommodate autographs via E-mail and the post.”
Phil Lesh postponedhis scheduled Halloween run (October 31st through November 2nd) at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York because he needs more time to recover from back surgery. .
George Chambers, the eldest of the four Chambers Brothers, died Saturday at age 88. No cause of death was reported yet. The band, which dates back to 1954, performed a mixture of gospel, folk, soul and rock and roll and is best known for the 1968 hit “Time Has Come Today.”
Iron Maiden were honored as "Visitors of the Nation" and "Chamber of Deputies of Argentina" by the Congress of the Argentine Nation Friday in Buenos Aires. The group played there Saturday.
The late David Ruffin of The Temptations will be honored in his hometown. On October 26th, Meridian, Mississippi will rename 8th Street near the Temple Theater as “David Ruffin Boulevard.” Mississippi’s Arts and Entertainment Experience will place a star in Ruffin's name on its Walk of Fame.
A Grammy Salute to Music Legends, honoring Black Sabbath, Dionne Warwick,Sam & Dave, Ashford & Simpson, Julio Iglesias, Parliament - Funkadelic and producer Lou Adler, debuts Friday on many local PBS stations.
Sammy Hagar turned 72 on Sunday and he was very reflective and thankful in an Instagrampost.