CLASSIC ROCK TIPS 3-1-13

3/1/2013

* Tickets for Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's second concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills, April 13 with Joe Walsh opening, go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday (March 2) at the box office and Ticketmaster


* David Bowie is streaming his new album, "The Next Day," for free on iTunes until its March 12 release date. Meanwhile, an older Bowie song, "Sound and Vision," is now being used in a commercial for the Sony Ezperia Z smartphone. 

* The Who's Pete Townshend has written a personal note expressing "apologies and condolences" to a Hamilton, Ontario, family after the guitarist swore at the father and his seven-year-old daughter during a performance there. Townshend asked to "meet and be friends and put this behind us." 

* Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have announced a 20-date tour that includes multi-night residencies in New York and Los Angeles as well as appearances at the Hangout Music Festival, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and the Firefly Music Festival. 

* Eric Clapton tells Rolling Stone that he plans to stop touring at 70, mostly due to the hassles of traveling. He's currently 67. 

* Yes has canceled a planned live performance for March 5 on AXS TV "due to personal reasons." The band will still perform that night in San Francisco. The group's tour begins tonight (March 1) in West Wendover, Nevada, and finishes April 12 at Detroit's Fox Theatre. 

* Grammy Award-winning producer Phil Ramone (Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin), has been hospitalized in New York City after suffering an aortic aneurysm. 

* The Who's Roger Daltrey turns 69 today (March 1). The group finished its North American tour on Thursday (February 28) with a Teen Cancer America benefit concert in New York. 

* Davy Jones of the Monkees passed away a year ago today -- actually on leap day, February 29 -- after suffering a heart attack in Florida.


-- by Gary Graff, WCSX Classic Rock Insider


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