ALLMAN ANXIOUS TO OVERSEE ALL ASPECTS OF UPCOMING BIOPIC
The new year will certainly be a busy year for Gregg Allman. Not only will he celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band, but he’ll also serve as executive producer of his forthcoming biopic, Midnight Rider, featuring All American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter in the lead role and Wyatt Russell playing Duane Allman. The 66-year old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer told Rolling Stone Ritter and Russell were “nice guys” and explained more about his duties as executive producer, saying, “It’s time consuming and tedious work to get it all right. I don’t know firsthand because it hasn’t started yet, but I know I need to be there every single day if I want it done right.” Midnight Rider goes into production next month.
EX-KISS AXEMAN KULICK SAYS “I DO” OVER WEEKEND
Former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick is now a married man after exchanging vows with his former fiancé now wife Lisa Lane last Saturday. Kulick, who is currently laying down licks with Grand Funk Railroad, wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday: “Yesterday was my wedding to my sweetheart Lisa Lane! It was a magical day…” Kulick was a member of Kiss for a dozen years, starting in 1984.
ALICE IN CHAINS AMONG ACTS ADDED TO UK SONISPHERE FESTIVAL
The already impressive lineup set for UK’s Sonisphere festival set for July 4-6 in Knebworth Park just got bolstered by the likes of Alice in Chains and Slayer, among others. Those acts and others will join previously announced headliners Metallica, Iron Maiden and the Prodigy. Alice in Chains singer William DuVall commented, “We’re very excited to be playing once again at Sonisphere – particularly as this year has us joining our longtime friends in Metallica. It should be a fun ride for everyone, both on and off the stage.”
EURYTHMICS EUPHORIC OVER REUNION FOR BEATLES TRIBUTE
The Eurythmics – Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart – will reunite for a special performance to pay tribute to the Beatles for The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles, the Recording Academy announced Monday. The event will be taped in Los Angeles on January 27, one night after the Grammy Awards, for the special that will air on CBS on February 9 – exactly 50 years after the Fab Four made their U.S. debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.
NEW ALBUM RELEASES
New albums out today: Eagles – Selected Works 1972-1999 (Box Set); Peter Gabriel – And I’ll Scratch Yours; Michael Schenker – Bridge the Gap (Deluxe Edition); Various – The Wolf of Wall Street (Soundtrack)