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Monday, March 26, 2007

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Boston's Tom Scholz is not happy with allegations made by Brad Delp's ex-wife, against Scholz, in regards to his suicide. In an interview earlier this month in the Boston Herald, Micki Delp said, "Boston to Brad was a job, and he did what he was told to do. But it got to the point where he just couldn't do it anymore." Scholz has fired off a letter to her demanding that she refrain from making any more "statements in which you place any blame whatsoever" on Scholz for her ex-husband's death.

Eric Clapton says when he stages his second Crossroads Guitar Festival on July 28th in Chicago he will join his former Blind Faith bandmate Steve Winwood for "unfinished business." In an interview with Rolling Stone, Clapton says, "[Blind Faith] kind of petered out before its time, so we will do a little bit of recall when we get together." And speaking of getting together, Clapton says he may also sit in with Buddy Guy at Guy's Legends nightclub in Chicago during the week preceding the festival.

Details about Paul McCartney's upcoming album, his first for Starbucks' Hear Music label, have reportedly been leaked. Allegedly the unnamed disc will contain new songs, a few that didn't make his last album, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, and possibly outtakes from his 2001 album, Driving Rain. As for a title, the rumor is it will be McCartney Three and it will be out in June. A spokesman for Macca tells us there is "nothing to confirm at this time."

John Mellencamp says this year's Farm Aid will be held on Randall's Island in New York City, either in September or October. Mellencamp co-founded the annual festival along with Willie Nelson and Neil Young. Last year's show, which was held in Camden, New Jersey, grossed one-point-one-million dollars in ticket sales. Founded in 1985, Farm Aid has raised 29-million dollars over the years to benefit family farmers nationwide.

Tommie's favorite band of all time (because he's a big nerd) Rush is headed out on the road this summer in support of the new album, Snakes And Arrows, which hits stores May 1st. The Trio plays Noblesville August 26th at Verizon, and Tinley Park September 8th at the Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. Management is reminded that Tommie has never managed to meet his Rock Idols.

Moving on.

Asia's tour plans for this summer have changed. They will not tour America with Styx and Foreigner as originally announced -- those two bands are now going out with Def Leppard. Styx's Tommy Shaw is frustrated that he hasn't been able to say anything official about their summer tour with Def Leppard and Foreigner. Though Def Lep have already made an announcement, tour organizers have told the other two bands to keep mum until all the loose ends are tied up. The three bands will tour the U-S, and then it will just be Styx and Def Leppard in Canada. Ahead of that tour, Styx will tour the U-K next month with Deep Purple. As if that weren't enough...Tommy Shaw is on tour right now with Jack Blades in support of their new album, Influence. Confused yet? Join the club.

Nirvana's music and the life of Kurt Cobain have inspired a new ballet. The Spectrum Dance Company debuted a ballet based on Cobain's life last night in Seattle.


Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions - The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks


Children of Men DVD

It's 2027, no human baby has been born for 18 years and the world is in chaos.

Happy Feet DVD

This animated movie is set in an Antarctica where the emperor penguins are heavily into singing. Except one, who sucks at it, and likes to dance.

The Pursuit of Happyness DVD

Will Smith gives a winning performance in this feel-good movie inspired by a true story.

Turistas DVD

Looked horrible. Organ-harvesting Brazillian crapfest.

The Shield - Season Five DVD