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Ivor Novello awards – Round-up of winners

Written by admin on May 23, 2014 – 3:53 am -

Christine McVie, Jeff Beck, Jerry Dammers and Nile Rodgers were among the winners at last night’s Ivor Novello awards, presented at Grosvenor House, London.

McVie received a lifetime achievement award and told the audience that she is rejoining Fleetwood Mac for a tour and to record new music.

Christine McVie receives Ivor Novello lifetime achievement award

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Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck to tour North America

Written by admin on August 5, 2013 – 1:51 pm -

Guitar legend Jeff Beck will join forces with Brian Wilson for an 18-city North American tour beginning on September 27 in Hollywood, Florida. Al Jardine and David Marks of the Beach Boys will also be on the tour.

Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson

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Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 – Line-up

Written by admin on April 5, 2013 – 8:51 am -

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival will take over New York’s Madison Square Garden on April 12 and 13.

Rolling Stone reports that Clapton will open the festival with an acoustic set, ahead of his headlining performance the following night. He will also take to the stage to jam with special guest on the opening night, including the Allman Brothers Band.

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Eric Clapton announces 2013 tour and fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival

Written by admin on November 20, 2012 – 1:30 pm -

Eric Clapton has announced a major tour for 2013, which will include a two-day Crossroads Guitar Festival at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Clapton’s 12-city US tour opens on March 14 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ. He will be joined on the tour by long-time backing musicians Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Steve Jordan (drums), Chris Stainton (piano and keyboards), and Willie Weeks (bass); and newcomers Paul Carrack (organ and keyboards) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). Michelle John and Sharon White will return as backing vocalists.

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Mick Jagger hosting “Saturday Night Live” tonight

Written by admin on May 19, 2012 – 8:25 am -

Mick Jagger will host the season finale of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” tonight.

With the addition of Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire and Jeff Beck as musicial guests, the show promises to be as much about music as comedy. Unfortunately, unless a big surprise is planned, the recent speculation that the Rolling Stones might perform on the show was just wishful thinking.

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