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Monday, January 16, 2017
>>Metallica To Play Grammys
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Metallica is performing at next month's Grammy Awards. The band says they have something "very special and unique" planned for the February 12th event, which will be broadcast live on CBS. This will be the fourth time they have played at the Grammys. Metallica is also nominated for Best Rock Song for their tune "Hardwired."
>>Sabbath, G N' R Make Billboard Tour List
(Undated) -- Black Sabbath and Guns N' Roses are at the top of Billboard's Hot Tours List. The rankings were revealed last week and Sabbath showed up in the top slot for the Latin American leg of their "The End" tour. G N' R took second place for the Mexico City performances on their "Not In This Lifetime" reunion trek. Stevie Nicks and Elton John also made the list, which is available at Billboard.com.
>>Tower Of Power Members Hit By Train
(Oakland, CA) -- Two members of Tower of Power are in critical condition after being hit by a train in California. Drummer David Garibaldi and bassist Marc Van Wageningen were hit by the Amtrak on the Capitol Corridor route Thursday. They were on their way to play Yoshi's jazz club at Jack London Square Thursday and were not in a designated crosswalk when the incident occurred. The manager of Yoshi's said both the victims were thrown from the impact and were unconscious.
>>Buckingham McVie Recording Together
(Undated) -- Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are working on a record. The upcoming project is preliminarily being called "Buckingham McVie" and is headed for a spring release. John McVie and Mick Fleetwood are involved in the album but Stevie Nicks is not. In a new interview, Ms. McVie said, "We've always written well together, Lindsey and I, and this has just spiraled into something really amazing that we've done between us."
>>Bowie, Michael Being Honored At Brit Awards
(London, England) -- David Bowie, George Michael and late Beatles producer George Martin are all being honored at this year's Brit Awards. The ceremony will take place at London's O2 Arena next month. Bowie was also honored last year with a Brit Icon Award and a special tribute by Lorde performing
'Life On Mars.'
>>Night Ranger Releasing New Album
(Undated) -- Night Ranger is releasing a new album. "Don't Let Up" will come out on March 24th and will also be available as a deluxe edition with a bonus track and a DVD. The first song, "Somehow Someway" is on YouTube.