Sammy Hagar Says He “Was Honored” to Be Asked to Appear on “The Simpsons”

2014 TCFFC/FoxSammy Hagar will join an illustrious list of fellow rock stars when he appears tonight in cartoon form on The Simpsons. The Red Rocker’s voice and animated likeness will be featured in an episode titled “Covercraft,” in which Homer — suffering from a mid-life crisis after Moe’s bar closes — becomes the bassist in a cover band with some other local dads.

Hagar says he jumped at the chance when he was asked to take part in the show, which in the past has featured cameos by such music legends as Paul McCartney, …read more

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Jackson Browne, Robert Plant Featured on Season Finale of PBS’ “Austin City Limits”

Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Americana MusicThe season finale of the long-running PBS performance series Austin City Limits will premiere Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. The show will feature highlights from the 2014 Americana Music Association’s 13th annual Honors and Awards ceremony, which took place this past September at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The event included performances by Jackson Browne, Robert Plant, Rosanne Cash, folk-blues veteran Taj Mahal and country legend Loretta Lynn. Browne was honored with the Spirit of Americana Award at the ceremony, and during his appearance he performed “The Long …read more

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