- The Pretenders have just posted the video to their recently unveiled new single, “The Buzz.” The track is featured on the band's upcoming Hate For Sale, collection, which drops on July 17th and features the studio debut of the band's current touring ensemble — leader Chrissie Hynde, original drummer Martin Chambers, longtime guitarist James Walbourne, and bassist Nick Wilkinson.
- Bruce Springsteen will appear today (Friday, April 24th) at 10 a.m. on SiriusXM's E Street Radio for a second episode of Bruce Springsteen: From His Home To Yours. According to Backstreets.com, “(Springsteen) will spin some of the songs he's been listening to while stuck at home, as well as share more uplifting thoughts. Listeners will hear an eclectic selection of songs by Billy Joel, the Temptations, Tupac Shakur, the Bee Gees, Jimmy Cliff, Future Islands, and more. (Backstreets)
- The Grateful Dead's latest “Shakedown Stream” premieres tonight (Friday, April 24th), at 8 p.m. EST on the official Grateful Dead YouTube channel. The show will be the previously unaired June 11th, 1993 concert from just outside Columbus, Ohio at Buckeye Lake Music Center. Each “Shakedown Stream” concert includes a “Donate Now” button for viewers to directly support a different charity supporting the community during these challenging times, with this week’s show benefiting the Sweet Relief Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. (Press release)
- Bret Michaels is releasing a multimedia memoir of sorts on May 12th, titled, Auto-Scrap-Ography Vol. 1. The package is being called a “never-before-seen audio/visual biopic read by Michaels.”
- During a chat on Jenny McCarthy's SiriusXM show, he spoke candidly about the status of Poison's summer stadium dates with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: “We'd all have to discuss it as bands and everybody. It comes down to the bands, because you've also got the lives of crew, your production — everybody that's traveling with you. And we all would have to make that decision together. And I think you do it when it's right and it's safe, because. . . our health, the crew's health, the fans' health, that's the first thing.” (Ultimate Classic Rock)
- Rush's Geddy Lee, Bryan Adams, the Band‘s Robbie Robertson, Bryan Adams, and Guess Who former co-founder Burton Cummings are among the classic rockers participating on Sunday's (April 26th) Canadian COVID-19 TV fundraiser. Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble, will air across Canadian television, radio and streaming platforms.
- Other high profile celebrities lending their talent and support includes Mike Myers, Amy Poehler, Ryan Reynolds, Justin Bieber, Chris Elliott, and the cast of Schitt's Creek. (GlobalNews.ca)
Quick Takes: The Pretenders, Bruce Springsteen, The Grateful Dead, Bret Michaels, Geddy Lee & Bryan Adams
By Music News Apr 23, 2020 | 8:00 PM