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Day: May 7, 2014

Bonnaroo Music and Arts FestivalDoors guitarist Robby Krieger, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and Allman Brothers Band guitarist Derek Trucks are among the notable names participating in the scheduled SuperJam events at next month’s Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

Krieger and Hart will perform together June 14 with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley — son of late reggae legend Bob Marley — and others. Trucks is scheduled to play June 13 with his wife, singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi, as well as R&B singer Chaka Khan, plus more.

Prior SuperJam sessions at Bonnaroo have featured performances by the Dead’s Phil Lesh, Led …read more

Photo: Stewart O’ShieldsAs a longtime member of The Allman Brothers Band, guitarist Warren Haynes knows a thing or two about rock anthems. Even more classic than anything in the group’s catalog is the national anthem, and Haynes is among the notables supporting the National Museum of American History’s bicentennial celebration of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

A nationwide singalong, dubbed “Raise It Up! Anthem for America,” will take place at 4 p.m. ET on June 14, which is also Flag Day. More than 50 organizations, among them the National Park Service and Little League …read more

Denise Truscello/WireImageRod Stewart and Carlos Santana are teaming up for a joint summer tour that gets underway May 23. But the two legends gave fans a taste of what they can expect from that tour Tuesday night, when Rod welcomed Santana onstage during his show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Rod introduced Santana as “the world’s greatest guitar player,” and then the two performed the blues standard “I’d Rather Go Blind.” At one point, Rod got down on his knees and …read more

Photo: Shanna LemkeRichie Furay hasn’t been spending too much time on the road lately, but the former Buffalo Springfield and Poco singer/guitarist has lined up a three-date excursion that will bring him to the northeastern U.S. later this month. Furay and his current backing group will play shows on May 17 in South Orange, New Jersey; May 18 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania; and May 19 in New York City.

Last month, Furay revealed in a post on his official Facebook page that he working on a new album titled Hand in Hand, which will feature a …read more

Harper CollinsPaul Stanley‘s autobiography, Face the Music: A Life Exposed, has been selling in large numbers. The memoir hit #2 on The New York Times‘ Best Sellers list for hardcover non-fiction just after its release a month ago, and received much attention for revealing details of the KISS singer’s difficult childhood after being born with only one ear.

To meet demand, Stanley has scheduled more book-signing dates, far beyond the New York and California events that were set up around the book’s release.

Here are all of Stanley’s confirmed book-signing appearances:

5/15 — Bowling …read more

Photo: Rob ShanahanRingo Starr and his All Starr Band will be heading out on a new North American tour in just about a month, and a new video trailer promoting the forthcoming trek has just debuted online. The outing gets under way on June 6 in Rama, Canada, and is scheduled through a July 19 concert in Los Angeles.

The promo includes some candid footage of the legendary Beatles drummer rehearsing with his star-studded group as well as video of Starr performing Carl Perkins‘ “Matchbox” with the band. The clip also introduces the current All Starr Band …read more

MotemaGinger Baker, the innovative and volatile drummer best known for his work with Cream and Blind Faith, will release a new studio album titled Why? on June 24. The eight-song collection, which will be the 74-year-old Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer’s first new record in 16 years, features him performing with his current touring group Jazz Confusion.

Why? finds Baker digging deep into his jazz roots, as well as exploring his passion for African rhythms. The album is made up mostly of instrumentals, and includes covers of Wayne Shorter‘s “Footprints” and Sonny Rollins …read more

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