CHRISTINE MCVIE READY TO RETURN TO FLEETWOOD MAC
After close to fifteen years of insisting she was happily retired, Christine McVie says she’ would be happy to rejoin her former mates in Fleetwood Mac. In a recent interview with UK’s the Guardian, McVie, who left the band in 1998, said, “I miss them all. If they were to ask me I would probably be very delighted…but it hasn’t happened so we’ll have to wait and see.” She went on to explain, “I suffered from some kind of delusion that I wanted to be an English country girl… And it took me 15 years to realize that it’s not really what I wanted at all.”
JON BON JOVI SIZING UP SHOT AT BUYING BUFFALO BILLS
Having already owned an arena football team in Philadelphia, New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi is reportedly in the running to purchase the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. CBS Sports reports the franchise is expected to be for sale after longtime owner Ralph Wilson, 95, passes, and the Bon Jovi frontman has been spending lots of time in upstate New York cozying up to community leaders and potential partners. The Bills currently own the longest playoff drought, having not played in a postseason game since 1999. Bon Jovi once considered buying a piece of the Atlanta Falcons but ultimately pulled the plug on the deal.
JAGGER JOYFUL OVER NEWS HE’S TO BECOME A GREAT-GRANDFATHER
Already a grandfather to four, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is on his way to becoming a great-grandfather. British newspaper the Guardian reports the 70-year old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s 21-year old granddaughter Assisi is expecting her first child early next year. Jagger has seven children, including Assisi’s mom, Jade, who said, “I think making Mick a grandfather obviously had a big impact whereas, now, making him a great-grandfather is no longer particularly fascinating.”
THE BAND’S THE LAST WALTZ SET LIST TO BE CLONED IN CONCERT
About three years shy of four decades after The Band staged and filmed its farewell concert The Last Waltz, a group of musicians are set to recreate the entire 41-song set list at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY on this Wednesday night. Those signed up and ready to run through their renditions of songs originally performed by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Van Morrison and Muddy Waters, just to name a few, include members of Wilco, Guster, Further, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Delta Spirit and many others.
SPRINGSTEEN SHARES RARE RENDITION OF “SECRET GARDEN” SINGLE
The 1995 Bruce Springsteen single “Secret Garden” first appeared on his Greatest Hits album and later on the soundtrack to the film Jerry Maguire and has only been performed live a handful of times, including this past July in Leeds, England. Over the weekend a professionally shot video of the Leeds performance was posted on Springsteen’s official website “by special request.”
SCHENKER READIES RETURN WITH RELEASE OF BRIDGE THE GAP ALBUM
German guitar great Michael Schenker will kick off 2014 with the January 7 release of his next album, Bridge the Gap. The record will also signal the reunion of Schenker with his former Scorpions rhythm section, bassist Francis Bucholz and drummer Herman Rarebell, and includes guest vocals from Don Dokken on the song “Faith.” Finally, Schenker will begin a U.S. tour January 9 in Las Vegas.
METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER DUE ON VARIOUS FORMATS JANUARY 28
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Metallica have zeroed in on January 28 as the release date for their 3D extravaganza Metallica Through the Never on various formats. Fans will have their choice of owning the film in a standard 2-DVD package, 2-disc Blu-ray, 3D 2-disc Blu-ray, Limited Deluxe 3-disc Blu-ray, HD and SD digital and via video on demand. In addition, fan club members will have an opportunity to purchase a limited edition deluxe package containing a part of the band’s concert stage seen in the film and a lithograph autographed by all four band members.
LEMMY LAMENTS RECENT HEALTH ISSUES AS PRICE FOR “GOOD TIMES”
Ongoing serious health issues affecting frontman Lemmy forced Megadeth to nix its European tour, and now the 67-year old has opened up about how tough it’s really been. He told the New York Times, “I just feel really down. I’ll never get a job again. I’m paying for the good times, I suppose. It’s a mixture of all the things I ever did – and I did plenty.”