CLASSIC ROCK TIPS 7-3-13

7/3/2013

* The International Astronomical Union has renamed the Pluto moon known as P5 after the band Styx. Guitarist Tommy Shaw said in a statement that he's "proud to accept this new heavenly chart position as we add orbiting Pluto to our ever expanding touring map...I predict a new Styx T-shirt in the making!"
* Foreigner has started work on new material as the group rolls into Freedom Hill Ampitheatre tonight (July 3). Check out The Insider's interview atbit.ly/19Ngh2B 
* Aerosmith's Steven Tyler tells Rolling Stone that he'll be having knee replacement surgery in November. The group begins its run of summer shows on Saturday (July 6) at the PGA Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia. 
* The authorized Queen Extravaganza show is headed to the U.K. in October after August and September dates in North America. 
* Peter Gabriel is taking his WOMAD world music festival to Russia this year, running September 21-22 in Kislovodsk. 
* Prior to his hospital return on Monday (July 1), Lou Reed reviewed the new album by rapper Kanye West, "Yeezus," for The Talkhouse. Reed writes that West "really, really, really is talented" but gives the album a generally mixed review. 
* The late Roy Orbison's family is releasing a fan's bootleg of a July 17, 1982 concert at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco as the second in a series of live recordings. 
* Forty-two years ago today (July 3) Jim Morrison died of mysterious causes in Paris -- although there are some who still believe he faked it and remains alive and anonymous. -- by Gary Graff, WCSX Classic Rock Insider


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