CLASSIC ROCK TIPS 3-29-13

3/29/2013

* A sign that the end of the world is near? Kiss has announced a collaboration with Hello Kitty for a new animated series called "Kiss Hello Kitty," which will roll out later this year with, of course, a full line of merchandise to go with it.
* The Doobie Brothers perform tonight (March 29) at Caesars Windsor. Check out The Insider's chat with Pat Simmons at http://bit.ly/Xe3Mql  

* Stevie Nicks' documentary "In Your Dreams," about the making of the 2011 album of the same name, will be shown in theaters -- including the Main Art in Royal Oak -- for one night only on Tuesday, April 2. Details atwww.inyourdreamsmovie.com. Nicks begins a tour with Fleetwood Mac on April 4 in Columbus, Ohio, and will also screen the film on April 15 at the Toronto International Film Festival.
* Paul McCartney says Motown Funk Brother James Majerson was his greatst influence in a new posting on his official web site. 
 
* A special radio play celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon," written by noted British playwrite Tom Stoppard, will be broadcast August 26 on BBC Radio 2. The group's David Gilmour has dubbed it "fascinating." 
 
* Glastonbury festival organizer Michael Eavis says the Rolling Stones are receiving "bog standard price" -- which he says is about a 10th of the group's normal asking fee -- for their appearance on June 29, rather than any special fee. 
 
* UltimateClassicRock.com has created a virtual tribute "album" version of Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy," with tracks covered by Gov't Mule, Stone Temple Pilots, Sheryl Crow, Tool and others. 
 
* Billy Joel says he may be retiring from live performance after this spring'1s festival appearances in Australia and New Zealand. 
 
* Paul S. Williams, founder of Crawdaddy! and one of Rolling Stone magazine's early writers, died Wednesday (March 27) at the age of 64 after battling dementia and Alzheimer's disease. 
 
* Forty-six years ago today (March 29), the Beatles recorded "With a Little Help From My Friends" during sessions for the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album. -- by Gary Graff, WCSX Classic Rock Insider

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