This year's Neil Young Bridge School Benefit concert, which is a charity organization to aid children with autism, announced their initial lineup. The headlining act for this years benefit includes a solo Chris Martin of Coldplay, No Doubt and Gavin Rossdale. In the past acts such as Incubus, Thom Yorke and Pearl Jam have played the benefit. This year's event marks the first time Martin will be playing without his band.
Kanye West maybe in deep shit, but that didn't stop him and Lady Gaga from announcing the initial lineup of their co-headlining "Fame Kills" tour. Go to each artists website for more info.
Stone Temple Pilots front man Scott Weiland suffered a seizure on an airplane en route to Miami. The iconic singer was to go to Miami to promote his clothing line for English Laundry at club Mansion. The plane made an emergency landing at Dallas-Fort Worth, after the singer suffered his seizure. A rep of Weiland's told Rolling Stone that the singer has a history of seizures and is "doing great."
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway is in the process of recording his solo debut. The drummer who will also be singing enlisted the help of members of Wilco and is recording in his main band's Oxford studios.
The Clash's Mick Jones and Topper Headon will record together for the first time in three decades. The duo recording the track "Jail Guitar Doors" with Clash protege Billy Bragg for a charity Bragg heads of the same name.
My June Rising Artist pick Vonrenzo has been nominated for INDIE OF THE YEAR at Music Emissions! Help the band out, they are a great group of guys. Register at Music Emissions and cast a vote. After you register at musicemissions.com, please following this link HERE to vote for Vonrenzo. Take a look at my interview with Vonrenzo front man Adam Luaces HERE.
Just after announcing their reunion, Pavement tickets for their concert next year at the Central Park Summer Stage in New York sold out so fast that two more shows were added and were immediately sold out.