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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Variety is reporting that the National Football League has approached Bruce Springsteen to perform during the Super Bowl halftime show next year in Glendale, Arizona. Springsteen is reportedly working on a new album with the E Street Band, with a tour to follow, and would obviously benefit from the exposure. A spokeswoman for Springsteen was unavailable for comment. The game, by the way, is good work if you can get it: the last three artists to perform at the Super Bowl -- Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and Prince -- have seen an increase in album sales and downloads in the week following their appearances.

Instead of giving her credit for showing what disabled people can do, the Federation of Disabled People is giving Heather Mills grief. The estranged wife of Paul McCartney Mills recently announced that she will be a contestant on Dancing With the Stars, which has led the Federation to criticize her for using a handicapped sticker on her car. Spokeswoman Kathy Gordon says, "Clearly she has mobility, so she should refrain from using the badge. It's not fair on other disabled people." Mills lost part of her left leg below the knee after being struck by a police motorcycle in London in 1993. The fourth season of Dancing With the Stars premieres on March 19th on A-B-C.

The shows that The Police put on sale yesterday and this past Saturday -- in Denver, Seattle, Oakland and East Rutherford, New Jersey -- have all sold out. Second shows have been added in Denver and Seattle. The tour starts May 28th in Vancouver.

Classic Rock Birthdays today include singer Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd (48), guitarist Neal Schon of Journey and Santana fame (53), and one of my personal favorites, guitarist Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden (50)


Don't Look Back, D-A Pennebaker's acclaimed 1965 documentary on Bob Dylan, arrives in video stores today in a deluxe two-D-V-D edition. The filmmaker, who went on to capture rock's first great festival, Monterey Pop, shot Dylan n black and white during his 1965 tour of England, just before he "went electric."

A Good Year starring Russel Crowe

Stranger Than Fiction with Will Farrell and Emma Thompson

Tenacious D And The Pick Of Destiny

NFL Super Bowl XLI - Indianapolis Colts Championship


Nothing Classic Rock-related