added: 20 Jul 2011 // by: VVN Music
Bob Seger will go back on the road this fall, hitting a number of major North American cities including New York and Los Angeles.
In an official statement, he said "The new dates will extend from coast to coast with stops expected in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Orlando, Dallas, Denver, Vancouver and more."
The dates should be announced soon.
Pepsi is bringing back Ray Charles and the "You Got the Right One Baby, Uh Huh" campaign with a line of t-shirts. Valerie Ervin of the Ray Charles foundation said "Mr. Charles stated that the Diet Pepsi campaign was one of the highlights of his career and that You've Got The Right One Baby, Uh-Huh! was one of his most popular songs."
Roger Daltrey has told the Daily Mail that Pete Townshend's hearing is much worse than he has let on in the past. "Pete is almost stone deaf. He deafened himself in the recording studio, and when we last performed he had to stand right next to the speakers to hear anything. I don't know what Pete will do. I don't want to do a tour and have him end up completely deaf."
Fans of Alice Cooper in the U.K. can get a copy of his new album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, one month early with the Alice Cooper Fan Pack edition. Also included in the package is a special issue of Classic Rock that chronicles Cooper's career, a poster, make up kit, exclusive pin and additional bonus tracks. The fan pack will most likely be available through Amazon as an import shortly after its September 16 release.
Elton John is going back in the studio in January with T-Bone Burnett once again producing. The two worked together on Elton's last album, The Union, with Leon Russell. He told Music Week that "We've booked two weeks in the studio in January and Bernie is writing as we speak and I just want to make an album of good songs. I'm just going to go in the studio and write and see what happens and maybe just write before I go in and I really enjoyed working with T Bone and look forward to that experience again."
For the first time in its 52 year history, the Newport Folk Festival has sold out in advance. Over 10,000 will see acts like Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello and the Decemberists.
The syndicated Donny Osmond Show has won Best International Radio Show at the New York Festival's 2011 World's Best Radio Program Awards. Started last year in the U.S., the show now airs in London, thus making it eligible for the international award.
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