CLASSIC ROCK 1-18-13

1/18/2013

* Tickets for many of Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band's upcoming concerts, including February 27 in Toledo and March 5 in Grand Rapids, go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday (January 19).

* Ozzy Osbourne was injured while attempting to put out a fire on Thursday (January 17) at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. Osbourne did further damage to a hand that had been operated on the day before and was in a cast. He also lost his eyebrows and some of his hair.

* The ticket stub from a 1966 Bob Dylan concert at the YMCA Auditorium in Ottawa has sold for $1,134.99 on eBay -- more 324 times more than the $3.50 face value.

* Stephen Stills will release "Carry On," a four-CD box set, on March 26. Among the 24 previously unreleased tracks is one of his sessions with the late Jimi Hendrix, titled "No-Name Jam."

* Billy Joel and Mick Fleetwood are among the headliners for the 2013 New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Festival, running April 26-May 5. It's Joel's first full-scale public concert since March 11, 2010.
* With Steve Van Zandt on the sidelines shooting the Netflix series "Lillyhammer," Bruce Springsteen has tapped Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello to join the E Street Band for its upcoming Australian tour, which begins March 14.

* The Bill Pohlad-directed biopic about Brian Wilson ins in pre-production, with Paul Dano in the starring role.

* The Beatles' first album, 1963's "Please Please Me," will be re-recorded by British acts Mick Hucknall (Simply Red, the Faces) and Stereophonics as part of the BBC's "The Golden Age of Album" celebration.

* The Alan Parsons Live Project kicks off its 2013 world tour with eight U.S. shows, starting February 14 in For Pierce, Florida. The group will also tour in Europe.

* Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has been added to the latest Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, March 5-9 in Las Vegas, working with students and also performing at the closing-night concert along with Sammy Hagar and Steve Vai.

* ZZ Top will play five shows in Australia opening for Guns N` Roses in March. -- by Gary Graff, WCSX Classic Rock Insider


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