The Doors star Robby Krieger is to join rockers Gov't Mule for a Halloween tribute to his former band. Allman Brothers star Warren Haynes' band stage a tribute show to other artists annually, and this year they've chosen to honour Krieger's group - and the guitarist will join them onstage.
Gov't Mule and Krieger will perform at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on 30 October (13), and at the Fox Theater in Oakland the following night.
Krieger is also gearing up for another major Doors tribute show next year (14) - he and former bandmate John Densmore are planning to pay tribute to keyboard player Ray Manzarek, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year (13).
He recently told Ultimate Classic Rock, "It's going to be February 12th. I'm not sure where yet, but probably somewhere in L.A. February 12th is Ray's birthday, so that's what we're shooting for. We're talking with Live Nation, and we want to get some great guys to play. I want to get some great keyboard guys, some people that Ray looked up to - Keith Jarrett maybe or Herbie Hancock - some guys like that.
"Hopefully we'll be successful in getting something like that together, and that would be the first time that John and I would have played (together) for a long time."
Stars including Trace Adkins, Natalie Cole, Martina Mcbride and Don Was are set to salute veteran rocker Gregg Allman at a special tribute concert in Atlanta, Georgia next year (14). Train frontman Pat Monahan, Jackson Browne, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Sam Moore, Eric Church, Widespread Panic and the 65-year-old star's own The Allman Brothers Band will also perform in his honour at the All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman event.
Don Was and Haynes will serve as co-musical directors of the Fox Theatre concert, which will feature unique collaborations and surprise guests for one night only on 10 January (14).
Show organiser and producer Keith Wortman says, "I am honoured and humbled to produce a multi-media event of this magnitude."
Keith Richards stunned music fans at Eric Clapton's Crossroads festival in New York on Saturday night (13Apr13) when he stepped onstage for an unannounced jam session. The Rolling Stones star joined his fellow guitar great towards the beginning of Clapton's hour-long set at Madison Square Garden for blues standard Key to the Highway and rocking number Sweet Little Rock N' Roller.
Clapton, who staged the two-night spectacular to raise funds for his Crossroads Centre for substance abuse in Antigua, was also joined joined by John Mayer, Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Los Lobos and Buddy Guy.
And Richards wasn't the only special guest who performed with Clapton on the second night of the festival - Robbie Robertson also joined him onstage to sing I Shall Be Released.
The two-night festival also featured appearances from Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Gregg Allman, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Albert Lee, Keb' Mo', Taj Mahal and newcomer Gary Clark Jr.
Gill summed up the thrill of the event when he told the sold out crowd, "It's one of the greatest things that ever happened, getting this invitation from Eric Clapton."
And Robertson added, "I just want to say it's an honour to be here in honour of Crossroads and Eric Clapton."
Police officials at the Sierra Blanca, Texas checkpoint have found drugs and a gun on rapper Nelly's tour bus.
The Hudspeth County sheriff's officials explained that during an initial search Wednesday night, small amounts of marijuana, heroin and a loaded gun were discovered. A second search uncovered a duffel bag with approximately 10 pounds of additional marijuana.
Officials arrested one of the bus occupants after he admitted the drugs and gun belonged to him. Nelly and five others were released. Hollywood.com received the following press release from the Hudspeth County sheriff's office, courtesy of media rep Rusty Fleming:"On October 10, 2012 at approximately 8 pm. a 2007 Black Prevost Tour Bus that records later would reveal it belonged to Cornell Iral Haynes, a.k.a Nelly, who was onboard at the time, traveling eastbound on I-10 approached the U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint located in Sierra Blanca, Texas.
During a routine check of U.S. citizenship the inspecting Border Patrol agent, a canine detected the presence of concealed humans and/or controlled substances emitting from the seams of the main entrance of the vehicle and requested the driver to pull into the secondary inspection lane for further inspection.
The agent requested all subjects to exit the bus so that a canine working the checkpoint could conduct an inspection of the vehicle. Upon entering the bus the canine alerted to a cardboard box. A further search produced a small plastic container containing marijuana, and (36) very small Ziploc bags containing Heroin and a loaded .45 cal pistol.
At that time all seven occupants of the vehicle were detained and read their Miranda Warning Rights. Upon further inspection of the canine alerted to an outside lower compartment of the vehicle—after accessing the compartment agents found a large green-duffle bag containing (9) vacuum sealed bags containing marijuana. (Total weight of the marijuana seized was 10.4 lbs and weight of the Heroin was a total of .64 ounces)
At that time Brian Keith Jones freely admitted that the controlled substances along with the weapon belonged to him and he was placed under arrest by U.S. Border Patrol agents and detained. The vehicle and all subjects except for Jones were released from the checkpoint and allowed to travel with no further incident. At approximately 930pm the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and upon arrival, Mr. Jones was taken into custody and transported to the Hudspeth County jail and is currently awaiting a bond-hearing expected to take place later today or tomorrow."This is the same checkpoint where other celebrities Fiona Apple and Armie Hammer were arrested for drug possession.
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