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Raphael Saadiq Announces Tony! Toni! Tone! Tour

  • It's on - and 90's music fans should get hyped. Tony! Toni! Tone! are touring this year!
  • On Instagram yesterday, the R&B trio announced the "Just You And Me 2023" tour - though no dates have been mentioned
  • The trio of Raphael Saadiq, Timothy C. Riley and D'Wayne Wiggins owned R&B for a full decade from 1986 until they went their separate ways in 1996
  • Source: Billboard

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Sly Stone Reveals Upcoming Memoir

  • Sly Stone has confirmed he is publishing a new memoir.
  • Stone said he is finally ready to tell his story and that “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” is due out October 17th.
  • The book was written with Ben Greenman, author of books alongsider talents like Brian Wilson and Gene Simmons.
  • Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

John Fogerty To Receive Music For Life Award At National Association Of Music Merchants' 2023 Show

  • John Fogerty is set to receive the National Association of Music Merchants’ 2023 Music For Life Award.
  • The Creedence Clearwater Revival legend will receive the honor in recognition of his “lifelong contributions to music.”
  • Past honorees include Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Melissa Etheridge and last year’s recipient, Kenny Loggins.
  • Source: Billboard

Parliament-Funkadelic's Haskins Dies At 81

  • Two members of Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins and George Clinton, confirmed a former member of the band has passed.
  • Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins has died at the age of 81.
  • Haskins was a member of Clinton’s The Parliaments before PF was formed, then went solo before becoming a preacher.
  • Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

Patti Smith Covers "She's Leaving Home" At Paul McCartney Tribute

  • The stars turned out to Carnegie Hall on Wednesday night to honor Sir Paul McCartney.
  • Among the stars who performed in honor of the British legend were Nancy Wilson and Lyle Lovett.
  • But the night’s biggest surprise was a beautiful rendition of the Beatles’ classic “She’s Leaving Home” by previously unannounced guest Patti Smith.
  • Source: Rolling Stone

Little Richard Doc Drops Trailer

  • Little Richard’s documentary debuted at this year’s Sundance and is set for a theatrical release next month.
  • “Little Richard: I Am Everything” delves into black music and black queer rock, and the impact performers like Little Richard had on rock and roll.
  • The documentary hits both on-demand and theaters on April 21st.
  • Source: Variety

Bobby Caldwell, "What You Won't Do For Love" Singer, Passes

  • “What You Won’t Do For Love” singer Bobby Caldwell has died at the age of 71.
  • The singer was also a prolific songwriter, writing songs for Neil Diamond, Chicago and many others.
  • Caldwell’s widow Mary Caldwell alleges the musician died from complications due to an antibiotic.
  • Source: Daily Mail

Depeche Mode Admits Andy Fletcher's Death Has Brought Them Closer

  • Dave Gahan says the death of Andy Fletcher has brought him closer to a fellow Depeche Mode bandmate.
  • Gahan said he and Martin Gore have gotten “to know each other in a different way.”
  • Gore agreed, saying that while they were never “big issues” between the two, Fletcher’s death “led us to be closer.”
  • Source: NME

Alanis Morissette Among Headliners At "North To Shore" Festival This Year

  • New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced The North to Shore Jersey Festival will take place over three weekends in three cities.
  • The big event starts in Atlantic City from June 7 to 11, then goes to in Asbury Park from June 14 to 18, and ends in Newark from June 21 to 25.
  • Performers include Alanis Morissette, Demi Lovato, Halsey, Santana, Bill Burr, Stephen Colbert and Natalie Merchant.
  • Tickets to the events go on sale Friday, though pricing has yet to be announced. 
  • Source: North Jersey

Brian May Knighted By King Charles

  • Queen’s Brian May was knighted on Tuesday by Britain’s King Charles II.
  • The guitar legend shared his excitement on Instagram and also celebrated his wife’s new title.
  • The Queen rocker also joked that he hoped people would take him a bit more seriously now that he’s “Sir Brian.”
  • Source: People

Beach Boys Tribute Special Will Feature Weezer, Fall Out Boy, More

  • The Beach Boys are set to receive their own tribute from CBS and a host of guests.
  • The “Good Vibrations” legends will be honored by performances of their music from John Legend, Fall Out Boy and others.
  • Additionally, Tom Hanks, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen are set to make appearances on the two-hour April 9th event.
  • Source: EW Online

Beastie Boy Mike D's Home Can Be Yours For $14.99M

  • Mike D is looking to sell his childhood home- and you can have it for just under $15 million!
  • The Beastie Boys musician has lowered the price by $4.5 million.
  • The six-bedroom home overlooks Central Park in New York City and is said to have sweeping views of Manhattan.
  • Source: NY Post

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Postpone Several Shows Due To Illness

  • The E Street Band has reportedly had to postpone three shows “due to illness.”
  • This marks the second month in a row Bruce Springsteen’s band has gone down to illness.
  • Steve Van Zandt took to social media to assure fans that the illnesses were “nothing serious.”
  • Source: Billboard

Rolling Stones Are Being Sued Over 2020 Song

  • Admittedly, to charge a band as legendary as the Rolling Stones with plagiarism is a dicey proposition - yet one songwriter is doing just that
  • Sergio Garcia Hernandez claims he gave a demo cd to one of Mick Jagger's family members - and their 2020 song "Living In A Ghost Town," appropriated elements from two of his songs
  • Fernandez claims the relative said in an email that the material "was a sound the Rolling Stones would be interested in using"
  • Source: Billboard

All-Star Jeff Beck Tribute Concert Announced

  • The passing of rock legend Jeff Beck brought an outpouring of tributes and respect from fans and followers alike
  • One of Jeff's former bandmates - Eric Clapton, along with Beck's widow Sandra, have announced an all-star tribute concert to the guitar pioneer
  • The stars announced so far: Rod Stewart, Johnny Depp, Billy Gibbons, Derek Trucks with more expected to be added before the concerts May 22 and 23
  • Source: Loudwire

Janet Jackson Drops Details On "Family First" Tour Documentary

  • Janet Jackson is following up last year’s “Janet Jackson” with another documentary.
  • “Janet Jackson: Family First” is set to follow the star on her upcoming “Together Again” tour.
  • The focus of the new doc will be on Jackson’s present life and her attempt to reunite the Jackson family band.
  • Source: Rolling Stone

Real Earth Wind & Fire Sues "Fake" EWF Legacy Reunion Group Over Trademark Infringement

  • Earth Wind & Fire is making sure fans know they are the real thing by suing a cover band.
  • The true EWF is suing Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy Reunion for trademark infringement.
  • The classic group claims the legacy band uses photos of OG members, icons and logos that confuse fans into thinking they are the real thing.
  • Source: Rolling Stone

The Bangles' Susannah Hoffs Covers A Rolling Stone Classic

  • Susannah Hoffs of The Bangles is set to release a cover album, ‘The Deep End,” on April 7th.
  • The album covers classic songs from the Rolling Stones and recent hits from Billie Eilish.
  • Hoffs has released her first single off the album- “Under My Thumb,” by the Stones.
  • Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

The Love Rocks NYC Benefit Is Tonight

  • The annual “Love Rocks NYC” benefit returns tonight with a wide line-up of guests.
  • John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, Pat Benatar and Neil Girlado, and Rufus Wainwright are among the musical acts to perform.
  • The event will also include non-musical guests like Andy Cohen as it covers the cost of meals for New Yorkers battling severe illness.
  • Source: Billboard
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