Odds & Ends: Weezer, Billy Burnette, Lighthouse

Weezer cancels January gigs, Billy Burnette undergoes heart surgery and Lighthouse shines again. Truth and knowledge awaits you after the jump.

Weezer Nixes January

Weezer’s unfortunate tour bus crash has reached out and shaken up the band’s schedule once again, forcing the cancellation of three shows scheduled for January 2010.

Gone from the schedule is the Jan. 11 stop in Irvine, Calif., Jan. 13 in La Jolla and Jan. 15 in Phoenix.

Weezer’s tour bus skidded off the road just outside Glen, New York, Dec. 6, causing three cracked ribs and internal injuries for frontman Rivers Cuomo. Weezer immediately canceled its remaining December dates, but the extent of Cuomo’s injuries, as well as how long it would take him to recuperate, wasn’t apparent until days after the crash.

Ticket refunds are available at points of purchase.

Burnette Recovering From Heart Surgery

Billy Burnette had just returned from playing guitar on the John Fogerty tour when he started experiencing shortness of breath.

A trip to the hospital followed where doctors quickly rolled him into surgery and performed a quintuple bypass. Burnette is now recovering in Nashville’s Vanderbilt Hospital.

Lighthouse To Shine Again

The legendary Canadian jazz rock band Lighthouse is doing a one-off in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The band responsible for ‘70s hits like “One Fine Morning,” “Pretty Lady” and “Sunny Days” will play Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre Feb. 13.

Lighthouse also has a new box set – 40 Years Of Sunny Days – that includes 16 remastered tracks bundled with a 5.1 Surround Sound live concert DVD.

Q107 is currently offering pre-sale opportunities through its Club Q, while the general onsale fires up tomorrow at 10 a.m. Toronto time. For more information, please click here for the Lighthouse Rocks On Web site.