CLASSIC ROCK TIPS
Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Moody Blues and more...

8/29/2014

What we're talking about and keeping an eye on in Classic Rock today...
* Led Zeppelin has posted a new online trailer for its upcoming "Led Zeppelin IV" reissue featuring the alternate version of "Black Dog" that's part of the package. The album, along with "Houses of the Holy," is due out October 28.
* Bruce Springsteen's "Outlaw Pete," from his 2009 album "Working on a Dream," is being turned into "a picture book for adults." Springsteen is listed as co-author along with artist Frank Caruso. The book will be published November 4.
* Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band will perform at a special International Day of Peace event on September 21 at the John Varvatos store in Beverly Hills. Fans will be encouraged to post a peace selfie with the hashtag #peacerocks on social media, and Varvatos will donate $1 for every upload to the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund.
* The Moody Blues roll into town for a holiday weekend performance Saturday (August 30) at Detroit's Fox Theatre. Check out The Insider's interview at 
* Sting is opening his Il Palagio estate in Tuscany to tourists who'd like to join the annual grape and olive harvest during October and November. The experience costs a juicy $345.
* A lawsuit against Sammy Hagar by a former Playboy bunny who claims she had his baby in 1989 is moving forward. A federal appeals court has ruled that the woman, who is listed only as Jane Doe, may indeed sue Hagar for libel over what he wrote about her in his 2011 autobiography. The woman is also suing Hagar for invasion of privacy and breach of contract.
* "Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection" will be released October 28, with 12 discs including the first-ever commercial release of the 1983 set "A Legend in the Making -- Live at the El Mocambo."
* Paul Simon attended the Seattle Mariners' Wednesday (April 27) matinee with fellow rockers Jack White and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. The Mariners lost, which helped the Tigers -- so thanks, guys.
* Forty-eight years ago today (August 29) the Beatles performed their final official concert, closing out a world tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. -- Gary Graff, WCSX Classic Rock Insider

 


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