- Ousted Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham appeared on Saturday Night Live this weekend backing Halsey on their recent collaboration, “Darling,” from her latest album, If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power. More than a few fans have commented on how the sight of Halsey and Buckingham together was more than a little reminiscent of how he and former bandmate Stevie Nicks appeared over the years when performing the Mac's evergreen, “Landslide.”
Gene Simmons narrowly excepted injury on Saturday night (October 9th) when a platform malfunctioned during the Kiss' opening number. As the band launched into “Detroit Rock City” at Tampa, Florida's MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer's platforms lowered properly, but Simmons' tipped towards the back and it took Simmons a few careful moves to get himself off the busted hydraulic. (Blabbermouth)
- Rock and football continue to co-mingle and engage fans alike. On Sunday, October 10th, Journey's Neal Schon performed the National Anthem at Allegiant Stadium prior to the Las Vegas Raiders / Chicago Bears game.
- During halftime at Saturday's (October 9th) Ohio State vs. Maryland game at Ohio Stadium, the Ohio State Marching Band saluted Rush with a 15-minute medley featuring such classics as “Tom Sawyer,” “Limelight,” “Red Barchetta,” “Fly By Night” — including some eye-popping choreographed formations.
- Just over a year after his 2020 death, today (Monday, October 11th) a plaque saluting Pasadena's favorite son, Eddie Van Halen, will be installed on the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Both the mayor and various city council members will be on-hand, but the Van Halen family will not attend due to, “scheduling conflicts” — but did approve the language on the marker.
- Upon leaving Holland in 1962, the Van Halen family settled on Las Lunas Street in East Pasadena. (L.A. Magazine)
- The first Beach Boys Cruise has been announced for early next year. The Beach Boys — featuring Mike Love and Bruce Johnston along with the Monkees — featuring Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith — as well as the Temptations, will sail from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas aboard Norwegian Pearl for three days between March 25th to 28th, 2022.
- The cruise will also include performances by Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath and Saturday Night Live alumnus Joe Piscopo, with performances by the Yacht Rock Revue, the Surfrajettes, and Hard Day's Night. For more info, log on to https://www.thebeachboyscruise.com/faq/
Quick Takes: Lindsey Buckingham & Halsey, Kiss, Neal Schon, Rush, Eddie Van Halen, The Beach Boys & The Monkees
By Music News Oct 10, 2021 | 8:00 PM
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