CLASSIC ROCK TIPS 3-22-13

3/22/2013

* The Rolling Stones have signed with promoter AEG Live for an 18-date North American tour that's slated to take place during May and June. Dates are expected to be announced soon. 
* Pink Floyd will launch a special web site, www.darkside40.pinkfloyd.com, at 7:-1 p.m. ET on Saturday (March 23) to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "The Dark Side of the Moon." Fans can send messages via Twitter, using the hashtag #DarkSide40. 
* Yoko Ono is using the bloodstained glasses John Lennon wore when he was shot in 1980 in a series of anti-gun violence tweets. 
* AC/DC is working on new material, according to bassist Cliff Williams, though he says the group has not hit the studio yet to record anything. 
* The Eagles have announced 11 dates for their History Of The Eagles Tour, starting July 6 in Louisville after a May 23 one-off in Las Vegas. No Detroit area show yet, but more dates will be announced soon. Co-founder Bernie Leadon is expected to be part of the run. 
* Though it's passed the Hawaii state senate, the Steven Tyler Act privacy bill is being held up in the House and looks unlikely to make it through that body. 
* "The Ringo Starr Singles Collection" will join other releases for Record Store Day, April 20. The box set will feature three 7-inch singles containing the hits "Photograph," "It Don't Come Easy" and "(It's All Down To) Goodnight Vienna."
* John Mellencamp has signed on to play the annual benefit for the Bob Costas Cancer Center, taking place April 20 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis. 
* The Eagles's Glenn Frey, who was raised in Royal Oak, has signed a new deal with the Universal Music Publishing Group to administer his songs. 
* Boston's former manager Paul Ahern is suing the group's Tom Scholz over publishing rights to songs from the group's first two albums. 
* 50 years ago today, the Beatles released their "Please Please Me" album in the U.K. -- by Gary Graff, WCSX Classic Rock Insider


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