Ron Wood talks about a possible Faces reunion – The West Australian
Breakdance pioneer Wayne “Frosty Freeze” Frost dies after long illness – Associated Press
Wanna be in the next “High School Musical?” Disney puts out nationwide casting call – Disney / ABC
“Music must be free,” say Australian music conference attendees – The Courier-Mail
A few minutes with Duran Duran – Melbourne Herald Sun
Don’t forget to buy some peanuts and Crackerjacks today. “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” turns 100 – New York Daily News
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Reggae legend Eddy Grant lines up several dates in the U.K. for June and July. Dates include June 30 (Bournemouth), July 1 (Brighton), July 5 (Wolverhampton), July 8 (Liverpool) and July 9 (Manchester).
Los Straitjackets update today with new listings for July, September and October. Additions include Greenfield, MA (July 19), Rowayton, CT (July 20), Rancho Cucamonga, CA (September 20), San Pedro, CA (September 21), Philadelphia, PA (October 22), Vienna, VA (October 23), Hoboken, NJ (October 24) and Brooklyn, NY (October 25).
It’s Germany in June for Jimmy Eat World as the band starts planning its summer fun. Today’s additions include June 5 (Stuttgart), June 9 (Osnabruck) and June 10 (Leipzig).
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Last Waltz Ensemble, Hank III, James Cotton Band, Jay Nash, Guitar Shorty, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Mannheim Steamroller, Meat Loaf, Ottmar Liebert, Paul Simon, Robyn, Threat Signal and Walter Trout & The Radicals.
And we’re still pushing data out to a waiting world! More tour info coming up in Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!
This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)
In 1915, bluesman Muddy Waters, whose real name was McKinley Morganfield, was born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. He began recording in 1941, and his 1948 hit “I Can’t Be Satisfied” helped bring the amplified guitar to the fore in blues music. His Chicago-based band included such notables as
In 1963, the Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love” reached the top of the U-S charts, knocking off another Fab Four tune, “She Loves You.”
In 1964, a subsidiary of Capitol Records was awarded copyright and royalties on the Trashmen’s hit “Surfin’ Bird.” A court had ruled the song was copied from two earlier hits by the Rivingtons -“Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow” and “The Bird’s the Word.”
In 1980, country singer Red Sovine, famed for his truck driving songs and narrations, was killed in a Nashville car crash at 61. Sovine is best remembered for 1977’s “Teddy Bear,” a highly-sentimental tale of a crippled boy, his CB radio and some friendly truckers. It gave Sovine his first million-seller at the age of 58.
In 2002, heavy metal band Megadeth announced it was disbanding after 19 years. The decision was caused by serious injuries to founder Dave Mustaine’s left arm and hand leaving him unable to play the guitar. Bassist David Ellefson, guitarist Al Pitrelli and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso decided not to continue without Mustaine.
In 1996, Jerry Garcia’s widow and Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir sprinkled a small portion of Garcia’s ashes into India’s holy Ganges River. The rest of Garcia’s ashes were released off San Francisco later that month. The Grateful Dead leader had died of a heart attack the previous August.