Cars, J. Page, Doobies, Skynyrd and More Rock Nuggets

Cars keyboardist Greg Hawkes joined Letters to Cleo Friday night at the Paradise in Boston and played on The Cars’ “Dangerous Type” and “Bye Bye Love,” as well as Cleo’s “Anchor.” The band’s set also included covers of Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me” and The Kinks’ “Father Christmas.”

Jimmy Page, Ian Gillan, Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons and James Hetfield are featured in the documentary Come on Feel the Noize: The Story of How Rock Became Metal. It will be available on Video on Demand December 3rd and DVD on December 17th.

The Doobie Brothers, with Michael McDonald,added 23 more dates to their 50th-anniversary tour. They now have shows through October 17th in Memphis. Dates can be found on the band’s website Tickets go on sale Friday.

Brian Johnson’s AXS-TV show A Life on the Roadhas been nominated for the Best Music Program at the Broadcast Awards, which will be handed out in February.

The release of Robert Plant’s Digging Deep vinyl singles box set has been moved from December 13th to February 28th.

Joe Walsh celebrated his 72nd birthday (November 20th) at a dinner party with his brother-in-law Ringo Starr and Jeff Lynne. Afterwards, Ringo tweeted, “That was the best dinner party we’ve been to all day.”  

Lynyrd Skynyrd& Frynds Simple Man Jam: A Family Reunion, will be held August 20th to the 24th at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. 

Dead and Company's four end-of-the-year shows -- December 27th and 28th in Inglewood, California and the 30th and 31st in San Francisco -- will stream live

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