Roundup: Farm Aid Moves Comes To PA, Hear New Sea Wolf, Van Halen To Play Super Bowl?

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The annual Farm Aid benefit concert is coming to Hershey, Pa. September 22nd. Dave Matthews is slated to play along with: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp , Jack Johnson, ALO, Pegi Young and The Survivors, and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. Tickets are on sale this Friday. More at Billboard.

Lots of rumors that Van Halen will perform at next year’s Super Bowl halftime show. In a letter posted on the fansite Van Halen News Desk, David Lee Roth wrote, “That honor has not been bestowed upon us at this time, though it is one we would accept in a NY minute.”

Sea Wolf‘s upcoming album is entitled Old World Romance. “Old Friend” is the first song to be released from the album, which is due out on September 11.

Legendary Guns N Roses guitarist Slash gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros want you to make music videos for any song from their new album. The overall winner will receive $5,000.

Ry Cooder’s new album, Election Special, due out on CD and vinyl from Nonesuch / Perro Verde Records on August 21, is billed as “a wake-up call as the United States heads into the fall election season.”


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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.