Lindsey Buckingham has been forced to postpone his tour of the U.K. that was scheduled for later in December. According to a statement on his website "Lindsey Buckingham unfortunately needs to postpone his upcoming UK shows as his guitarist has severely injured his back and is not able to presently perform. All tickets will be honored at the soon to be announced rescheduled dates."
Geoff Tate of Queensryche told a Seattle radio station on Thursday that the band will be taking some time off staring after the final date of their current tour on January 13. "We're taking a year off and we'll be working on a new album. [We'll be going] back to the studio."
Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of the Clash played together for the first time since 1982 at the Scala in London in a benefit concert for the Hillsborough Justice Campaign. Their twelve song set included such Clash standards as Train in Vain, London Calling, Guns of Brixton and Should I Stay or Should I Go.
Yoko Ono told USA Today that she still listens to John Lennon's music, but it is often tough. "I play John’s songs all the time mainly because [musicians] are asking if they can do this song or that. But I don’t listen for pleasure. When I do, it chokes me up to remember when it was written."
Herbert Brown, the father of Bobby Brown, passed away on Saturday from cancer. He was 82.
Bob Burnett of the Highwaymen (lower left in picture) passed away on Wednesday at his home in East Providence, RI from brain cancer. He was 71.
Burnett was one of the original members of the group who had a number 1 record in 1961 with Michael (Row the Boat Ahore) and hit again the following year with Cotten Fields. After his time with the group, he became a trusts and estates lawyer.
The group also lost original member Dave Fisher in May of 2010 and later member Gil Robbins in April of 2011.