REBEAT News Roundup (May 2 – May 15)

Special bonus edition: catch up on two weeks’ worth of news!

Breaking 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.

Happy birthday!


  • 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)
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Danielle Zabielski (aka “that girl who loves the Bee Gees more than anything else in the whole wide world”) is an artist, freelancer, and radio producer based in Philadelphia. Art and music are the two loves of her life, particularly the art and music of the 1960s through ‘70s.