Music News: 5 Things That Happened Last Week

The most important happenings… as told by social media:

 

1. After dealing with numerous health issues throughout the past few years, Gregg Allman passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia. He was 69.

Posted by Gregg Allman on Sunday, May 28, 2017

 

2. Ronnie Wood is successfully recovering from a minor surgery that removed a small lesion from his lung. The Rolling Stones will still begin their European tour in September as scheduled.

Ronnie is feeling well after having successful keyhole surgery to remove a small lung lesion, which was discovered…

Posted by Ronnie Wood on Thursday, May 25, 2017

 

3. Todd Rundgren has released “Tin Foil Hat,” a song from his latest album White Knight. “Tin Foil Hat” was co-written with Donald Fagen of Steely Dan. Fagen also sings lead on the track.

 

4. In a skit with Paul Simon, Stephen Colbert updates the lyrics of “The 59th Street Bridge Song” to be more reflective of 2017. Watch the clip below.

 

5. Elton John announced the winners of his fan video competition at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Fans created music videos for “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Bennie and the Jets,” and others.

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  • Guy Smiley

    I’ve typed a lot of words about Gregg Allman elsewhere, but let me repeat this here:

    RIP, Midnight Rider… You were no angel, but you sure as hell sang like one.