NICK MASON of PINK FLOYD has a new band. It’s called NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS, and they kick off a tour in London in May. The band will play tunes from FLOYD’S early days. In other PF news, ROGER WATERS says that the band’s 1977 album, “Animals”, is being reissued in 5.1 surround sound.
FLEA from the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will release his memoir on September 25. It’s called “Acid for the Children”.
JOE PERRY says AEROSMITH will do a 50th anniversary tour next year.
DEF LEPPARD singer JOE ELLIOTT has his funeral playlist picked out. It includes “All the Young Dudes” by MOTT THE HOOPLE.
URIAH HEEP has a new album on the way. “Living The Dream” is tentatively set for release in September.
PAUL RODGERS is celebrating the 50th anniversary of FREE. A show at London’s Royal Albert Hall was recorded and will be released in multiple formats as “Free Spirit – Celebrating The Music Of Free” on June 22.
Rumors are flying that DIRE STRAITS was unable to find anyone to induct them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because MARK KNOPFLER didn’t attend.
METALLICA is using their rock and roll power to stock the shelves of food banks across the country. On May 23, the group’s charity foundation, All Within My Hands, has declared a day of service, and they want fans to join in their efforts by volunteering. Check out the video.