Quick Hits: Pete Seeger, Jane's Addiction, Elton John, Gene Simmons, The Whigs
January 30, 2014


Pete Seeger
A previously planned celebration of Folk singer Pete Seeger set for February 22 in New York City will continue as planned. Seeger was scheduled to accept the first-ever Woody Guthrie Prize and perform at the event, but he passed away on Monday (1/27). The event and award presentation now will serve as a celebration of Seeger's musical legacy, and organizers are working to book acts who will perform a Seeger tribute at the show, according to Billboard.com. The Woody Guthrie Prize will be given annually to the artist who best exemplifies the spirit and work of Guthrie by speaking for the less fortunate through music, film, literature, dance or other art forms. Proceeds from the event will support the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, OK.

Last year marked the 25th anniversary of Jane's Addiction's landmark album, Nothing's Shocking. Now, the band will play the album in its entirety at the opening of the new Brooklyn Bowl venue in Las Vegas from May 8-10. The idea for the gigs, says leader Perry Farrell, came from a private-party show the band played as part of the recent CES show in Vegas. "We had a blast performing at our event during the CES show this month," Farrell told Rolling Stone, "so we decided that Vegas would be a great spot for a final celebration of our 25th anniversary." Jane's Addiction also is in the process of planning other live shows this year, but the Vegas gigs will be the only ones in which they'll play Nothing's Shocking in its entirety.

On March 25, Elton John will reissue his seminal Goodbye Yellow Brick Road in various configurations including CD, vinyl, limited-edition yellow vinyl, and in a box set. The box set will offer a recording of Live At Hammersmith 1973 on CD, a DVD of Bryan Forbes' 1973 film Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye To Norma Jean and Other Things, and a 100-page illustrated book packed with photos, memorabilia and a new essay containing interviews with John and Taupin. Also included in the Deluxe Edition and box set are nine new cover versions of songs from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road performed by Ed Sheeran, Miguel featuring Wale, Emeli Sande, Imelda May, Fall Out Boy and others. In other news, John's current Las Vegas residency show at Caesars Palace, called The Million Dollar Piano, has been captured on film and will screen for two nights in U.S. theaters on March 18 and March 26.

KISS' Gene Simmons will appear on CSI this season in the 17th episode, which is tentatively scheduled for March 12, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "We're really excited to have Gene Simmons guest-starring on CSI, playing himself in a rock-and-roll-themed murder mystery," said executive producers Don McGill and Carol Mendelsohn in a joint statement to THR.

The Whigs announce the release of their new album, Modern Creation, which is set for an April 22 release via New West Records. This new collection was produced by Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Wilco). The Whigs will head out on a North American headlining tour starting February 1 in Nashville that will continue throughout the year.




 
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