Bob Weir‘s TRI Studios will be live-streaming a tribute to Jerry Garcia tonight at 6:30pm Pacific time. Tuesday would have been Garcia’s 70th birthday. On the bill: members of the Hold Steady, Vampire Weekend and Phish are already on the bill. Luke Wilson will emcee. Click here to watch.
“There are no symphony orchestras, boy choirs, keyboards, outside producers or songwriters on this album,” said Gene Simmons of KISS‘s forthcoming disc, Monster. That’s reassuring. You can hear the lead single, “Hell or Hallelujah,” here, if that’s your thing.
So, it isn’t a Victoria’s Secret ad, but Bob Dylan has licensed the lead single off his upcoming album to Cinemax, to promote its Strike Back series. Called “Early Roman Kings,” it follows his recent trend of reworking blues and traditional songs with new lyrics, in this case the stop-time riff of Willie Dixon‘s “Hoochie Koochie Man.”
Lily Allen will now be known as Lily Rose Cooper (Pollstar).
Ahead of their three new albums, Green Day will release all of their back catalog in a boxed set (NME).
Ed Sheeran will play the closing ceremony of the Olympics with Pink Floyd. Apparently, they’ll be doing “Wish You Were Here,” which doesn’t seem all that appropriate being that the thing is ending, but we suppose it’s more appropriate than “Run Like Hell.”
The Zac Brown Band has announced the lineups for its pair of music/food festivals this fall in Nashville and Charleston, SC. JamBands.com has the info.
The BBC’s got a thing for documentaries on American rock these days. On the heels of their Southern rock doc comes “Hotel California: L.A. from the Byrds to the Eagles,” tracing the rise of L.A. folk rock and the Laurel Canyon sound. Part 1 below, from which you can click to the rest of the 90-minute feature: