Peter Green, Elvis Costello in News Notes

Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green, regarded by many as one of the best blues guitarists of the 1960s, died peacefully in his sleep. He was 73…

Far Out magazine revisits the time in 1977 that Elvis Costello was banned from NBC’s Saturday Night Live after his act of rock and roll rebellion…

Bush, Wu-Tang Clan in News Notes

Bush will celebrate the release of its new album, The Kingdom, with a virtual arena scheduled to take place Saturday (July 18), at 9 pm EST. The band will be streaming the show live from Los Angeles, California… 

Wu-TangClan has joined Cameo and will personalize a video for $360. “I’m proud to announce that the Wu-Tang Clan has joined Cameo, I know a lot of people out there, especially during this quarantine time, you can’t have access to your favorite artists, and sometimes you may want somebody to shout out some great inspiration to your family members,” RZA said…

Bikini Kill has rescheduled its reunion to tour to 2021. The band will kick off with European dates in May and June and then will hit North America in September, October, and November. Alice BagDonkey BugsLithicsXVCB Radio GorgeousMecca NormalH.C. McEntire, and Hurry Up will open on select dates..00

Ringo Starr announces 80th birthday charity show

Ringo Starr has announced an 80th birthday show, July 7, the night of Starr’s birthday, a virtual charity concert to hit YouTube at 8 p.m. EST that evening that will feature performances and unearthed concert footage from Paul McCartneySheryl CrowGary Clark, Jr.,Sheila EBen Harper, and others. The show will also include the debut of a guest-laden version of Starr’s 2017 “Give More Love,” which will include Jackson Browne, Jeff Bridges, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, and others. In addition, Starr will debut a number of tribute performances from Steve EarlePeter Frampton, and Judy Collins

Elvis Costello posts lengthy tribute to John Prine

Elvis Costello took to his website to post a lengthy tribute to John Prine who died April 7 as a result of the coronavirus. Costello’s tribute spans the entirety of his 40-year friendship with the legendary singer-songwriter. 

Costello describes Prine’s live performance.”His gift was to be able to still an audience to the scale of his song,” Costello explained. The entire piece is well worth your time.