CLASSIC ROCK TIPS 01-24-14

1/24/2014

* There are strong rumors now that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr actually WILL perform together at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 26) in Los Angeles, though that has not been confirmed by either of the ex-Beatles for the Grammy camp. Starr his intimated that the two will be playing together during the next night's taping of "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles," which airs February 9 on CBS.
* U2 has confirmed it will premiere a new song, "Invisible," during Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2. The song will be available for free download on iTunes for 24 hours after the game, and Bank of America has pledged to donate $1 per download, up to $2 million, to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. U2 is also expected to announce details about its next album during the game.
* Vans will be releasing a line of Beatles "Yellow Submarine"-themed sneakers on March 1, sporting four designs inspired by the movie.
* Bruce Springsteen has released a new video for his cover of the Saints' "Just Like Fire Would" from his chart-topping new album, "High Hopes." He and the E Street Band hit the road Sunday (January 26) in Cape Town, South Africa, with dates in Australia and New Zealand to follow.
* The latest Experience Hendrix tour, which plays April 3 at Detroit's Fox Theatre, has added several new players, including Aerosmith's Brad Whitford, the Doors' Robbie Krieger and the Black Crowes' Rich Robinson. The tour starts March 8 in Shawnee, Okla.
* The recently un-retired Phil Collins has acknowledged he's working with Adele on some new music, though it's not clear when or how it will surface.
* Silver Bullet Band veteran Shaun Murphy comes to town on Saturday (January 25) to celebrate the release of her latest album, "Cry of Love," at Callahan's in Auburn Hills. She talks to The Insider about it at http://bit.ly/1eXA4uv
* Motorhead has canceled its upcoming European tour with "great regret" due to frontman Lemmy Kilmister's continuing health issues. The tour was originally scheduled for November and rescheduled for February.  -- by Gary Graff, WCSX Classic Rock Insider


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