Archives: June 2014

The Zombies Planning to Invade the US Again in August

Lavid Photos/TCI ArtistsLate summer is the time of the season that The Zombies will return to the U.S. for a new tour leg. The trek, which will visit cities on the East and West Coasts, is scheduled to kick off on August 6 in Fall River, Massachusetts, and is plotted out through an August 24 show in San Francisco.

Among the dates are three free performances that will take place August 13 in Massapequa, New York; August 21 in Santa Monica, California; and the aforementioned San Francisco concert, which will be part …read more

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Rob Halford of Judas Priest: Being a Gay Heavy Metal Singer Is “a Very Deep and Interesting Story”

David Livingston/Getty ImagesIt’s no secret that Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is gay — he came out publicly in 1998 — but the nuances of what it’s like to be a gay heavy metal singer with millions of macho, heterosexual male fans is something he’s never spoken about. This could change if Halford decides to write an autobiography, something he says is not out of the question.

Halford tells ABC News Radio, “That’s…a personal journey and I think that I’d probably have less of a problem with that [than with a band tell-all] because it would be coming from my …read more

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse Bass Player Billy Talbot Suffers Mild Stroke

Billy Talbot, far right/Image credit: Julie GardnerBilly Talbot, bass player for Neil Young & Crazy Horse, has suffered a mild stroke and will sit out the band’s upcoming European tour.

Talbot will be replaced on the European tour dates by Rick Rosas, who has played with Young on and off throughout the years, including in both Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Talbot, who’s 70, is expected to make a full recovery.

The Neil Young & Crazy Horse European tour dates get underway July 7 in Iceland, and run through August 8, wrapping up in France.

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Report: Lou Reed Left $30 Million Fortune

Timothy Greenfield-SandersLou Reed apparently left behind a fortune of around 30 million bucks, according to a report in the New York Post. According to the paper, Reed’s longtime manager Robert Gotterer notified Manhattan Surrogate’s Court last week that he has collected more than $20.3 million since being appointed last November to oversee the late musician estate.

Reid died last October of liver disease at the age of 71.

According to the newspaper, that $20.3 million in “money and other property” doesn’t include around $10 million in real estate, gifts, and other items Reed left to …read more

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Ray Davies’ Kinks Musical “Sunny Afternoon” to Open on London’s West End in October

Sonia Friedman ProductionsThe Kinks-themed stage musical Sunny Afternoon is officially heading to the London’s West End, the U.K. capital’s equivalent of Broadway. The show, which had a sold-out debut run at London’s Hampstead Theatre, is scheduled to begin previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on October 4.

Sunny Afternoon boasts an original story by Kinks frontman Ray Davies, who also is responsible for the production’s music and lyrics. The musical dramatizes the band’s early history, follows the group’s ups and downs as it established itself as one of the …read more

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