Lou Reed Recovering From Liver Transplant Surgery »
Laurie Anderson, the wife of Lou Reed, says her husband is convalescing after an emergency liver transplant. She dished to the U.K. paper, the London Times, noting the severity of Reed's condition. "He was dying. You don't get it for fun. You send out two planes - one for the donor, one for the recipient - at the same time."
Peter Frampton Opens Up About Guitar Circus Tour »
Peter Frampton has opened up about the process of recording new music and his motivation for staging his latest tour, Guitar Circus. The crooner, whose tour features guest appearances by B.B. King, Sonny Landreth and Robert Cray, explains that he enjoys the guitar-playing aspect of his music the most . . .
Billy Joel Surprises Graduating Class From Queens High School »
Billy Joel showed up at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens to chat with students and perform two of his most beloved hits-"New York State of Mind" and "She's Got a Way." "My biggest mistake was signing a lot of contracts that I didn't know what they were about," Joel said during a Q&A bit. "I signed away a lot of my rights - record royalties, publishing rights . . ."
Rolling Stones Reportedly Refuse BBC To Broadcast Glastonbury Set In Full »
The Rolling Stones and the BBC are at odds over the television broadcast of the band's performance at the Glastonbury Festival. According to reports, the band is only allowing the BBC to air the first four songs of the set, and not the entire thing. "Mick [Jagger] agreed to do Glastonbury for the fans who are there, he didn't sign up for a TV show."
George Harrison Memorial Garden Opened To The Public »
The George Harrison memorial garden at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Estate near Watford has been opened to the public. The site was donated by Harrison to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness after he became a follower of the Hare Krishna religion in the 70s. Harrison's widow, Olivia Harrison, said that many do not know that her late husband was an avid gardener . . .
Eagles Add 12 Dates To History Of Tour »
The Eagles have added an extra leg to their upcoming History of the Eagles tour. The tour was originally set to close on September 21 in Detroit, but will now continue to Lincoln, Nebraska and then ten more dates before wrapping on October 24 in St. Louis. Other cities the country-rock band will hit on the new leg of the tour include Denver (October 4), Dallas (October 11) and more.