LIVERPOOL’S CAVERN CLUB ON THE MARKET
The Beatles made history at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, and now it’s up for sale. The legendary venue where the Fab Four got their start in the early ‘60s (and played almost 300 shows) is currently on the market for more than a million U.S. dollars. The club was demolished in 1973 and rebuilt next door using the original bricks. Today, it’s part of the Cavern Walks Shopping Centre, and continues to function as a concert venue.
MICK JAGGER TO BE A GREAT-GRANDPA
This will make you feel old. Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger recently learned that he’s going to be a great-grandfather! Jagger’s 21-year-old granddaughter, Assisi (daughter of Jade Jagger, Mick’s daughter with Bianca Jagger) is expecting a child next year with her boyfriend. Mick is already dad to seven kids, ranging in age from 16 to 43. The family man is reportedly thrilled at the news of Assisi’s pregnancy- a source told the Daily Mail that Mick has been “joking about becoming a great-great- granddad and still performing.” One more generation to go!
PAUL MCCARTNEY DEBUTS NEW SONGS LIVE
Paul McCartney treated fans to a sneak peek of some of his new material at the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas over the weekend. Sir Paul played several new tracks from his upcoming album, New, during his set at the fest on Saturday night, including “Everybody Out There,” “Save Us” and the title track, “New.” The album will be released on October 15th.
U2’S BONO DEFENDS USING TAX LOOPHOLES
U2 frontman Bono publicly defended his band’s unique tax arrangement, which involves offshoring a share of their income through the Netherlands. In a recent interview with The Observer, Bono rejected accusations that he’s a hypocrite for hoarding his wealth while criticizing the Irish government’s economic strategy. He said, “U2 is in total harmony with our government’s philosophy. Tax competitiveness has taken our country out of poverty…At the heart of the Irish economy has always been the philosophy of tax competitiveness. On the cranky left that is very annoying, I can see that. But [that] is why Ireland has stayed afloat.” He sounds pretty cranky to us.
TOM WAITS TO PLAY BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT
Tom Waits hasn’t gone on the road since 2008, but it was just announced that the blues-rocker has been added to the lineup of this year’s Bridge School Benefit concert, to be held October 26th and 27th in Mountain View, CA. The two-day event will also feature acoustic performances from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, The Killers, Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis, Heart, Diane Krall and fun. The bill is curated by Neil Young. All proceeds from the concert go to the Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ROCKS RIO UNTIL 3 AM
He may have been born (to run) 64 years ago, but Bruce Springsteen doesn’t let his age slow him down! At the Rock in Rio festival over the weekend, The Boss played a three-hour set that didn’t end until the wee hours of the morning. The performance marked the end of Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball World Tour. During the set, the legendary rocker played Born in the U.S.A. in its entirety, along with hits like “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” and “Thunder Road.” Bruce also enjoyed some well-deserved down time in Rio- check him out flaunting his tan (and pecs) on the beach!