CLASSIC ROCK TIPS 1-4-13

1/4/2013

* Paul Simon has posted a note on his official web site to complain about an Art Garfunkel joke in the film "This Is 40" in which Leslie Mann's character says she's become the Art Garfunkel of her marriage. Simon writes that Garfunkel was "the great singer of (Simon & Garfunkel) and a gifted record producer. Nothing laughable about his talent." Simon contributed a song, "Rewrite," to the "This Is 40" soundtrack.

* The News Jersey state senate has given the OK for a Clarence Clemons Day on his birthday, January 11. It now goes to the State Assembly and then to Gov. Chris Christie, who's known as a big Bruce Springsteen fan and had state flags lowered to half-mast after Clemons death on June 18, 2011.

* Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown headline the opening night of this year's Anti-Freeze Blues Festival at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Check out The Insider's chat with
Simmonds at bit.ly/VvpKTe

* Former Yes singer Jon Anderson tells Noise11.com that he's still working on a sequel to his first solo album, 1976's "Olias of Sunhillow." Six years in the making so far, Anderson says "It's not ready yet. I have all the ingredients but I haven't put it in the oven yet."
* A vintage Grateful Dead belt buckle sporting the group's iconic Steal Your Face logo has fetched $2,000 on eBay.

* Former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick got engaged to girlfriend Lisa Lane on Christmas Eve in London.

* Forty-five years ago today Keith Moon's chauffeur and bodyguard, Neil Boland, was killed after Moon ran him over in his Bentley while trying to escape an angry mob at a club in Hertfordshire, England. Boland's death was ruled accidental, although Moon was convicted of drunk driving and driving without either license or insurance.


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