Special bonus edition: catch up on two weeks’ worth of news!
Desert Trip — the music festival where Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Who, and Neil Young will perform on the same stage for the first time — has extended its run from one weekend to two due to “overwhelming demand.” The original weekend was October 7 – 9, and dates have been added on October 14 – 16. Unfortunately, both weekends appear to be sold out at this time.
For more information on the festival, visit the official website.
Albums, singles, and tours
- Eric Clapton released a lyric video for “Can’t Let You Do It,” a song from his latest album I Still Do. The album, his 23rd solo record, is due out May 20.
- Fleetwood Mac’s final Number 1 studio album, Mirage, will be remastered and rereleased on July 29. The reissue included never-before-heard material, including B-sides, demos, and live performances.
- Pink Floyd will reissue their entire catalog on 180g vinyl, beginning on June 3.
- Paul McCartney paid tribute to Prince with a performance of “Let’s Go Crazy,” when McCartney’s “One on One” Tour stopped in Minneapolis.
- Steven Tyler will tour solo, performing Aerosmith classics as well as some of his new country material. The tour begins on July 2 in Las Vegas.
- May 2 – Robert Henritt of the Kinks (born in 1944), Lesley Gore, singer (1946)
- May 3 – Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons (born in 1934)
- May 5 – Bill Ward of Black Sabbath (born in 1948)
- May 6 – Bob Seger, singer-songwriter (born in 1945)
- May 8 – Paul Samwell-Smith of the Yardbirds (born in 1943)
- May 9 – Richie Furay of Buffalo Springfield (born in 1944)
- May 10 – Dave Mason of Traffic (born in 1947)
- May 11 – Eric Burdon of the Animals (born in 1941)
- May 12 – Steve Winwood of Traffic (born in 1948), Billy Squier, musician (1950)
- May 13 – Stevie Wonder, musician (born in 1950)
- May 14 – Jack Bruce of Cream (born in 1943)