"Playing to 50,000 people is cool, but when I have a relationship with my idols, like when RZA says my name, or John Prine says, 'Hey, Dan!' - that's the greatest (feeling)." The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach has made some famous friends.
Americana music legend John Prine has been diagnosed with lung cancer. The singer/songwriter announced the news of his health setback on his website on Thursday (21Nov13), revealing he has "non-small cell carcinoma" on his lung - but his prognosis is good.
The 67 year old says, "They (doctors) see no reason why I won't fully recover."
Prine previously beat cancer in 1997, when doctors discovered a growth on his neck.
As a result of his latest diagnosis, the influential star has been forced to reschedule a handful of shows.
The Please Don't Bury Me singer adds, "There's nothing I hate more than cancelling shows. For me, there's nothing like performing. I look forward to seeing all my friends and fans in 2014. We have some great cities and venues lined up."
Prine's upcoming 6 and 7 December (13) concerts in North Carolina are set to go ahead as planned.