March 18, 2018 by Amy Gold
During the week of March 11, 2018, fans bade a final farewell to Nokie Edwards (May 9, 1935 - March 12, 2018) of The Ventures who was a longtime member and served as the band's bassist and lead guitarist. He was inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 along with The Ventures.
Also that week, it was announced that "Elton John: I'm Still Standing," an all-star Grammy tribute to the pop/rock legend, will air April 10, 2018 on CBS.
Joe Jackson announced a North American tour in support of his latest album, "Fast Forward," which begins on July 6, 2018 in Tarrytown, NY and ends on July 29 in Boise, ID, with stops in several Northeastern states and Canadian provinces. Alice Cooper announced a new summer tour leg in North America that kicks off on August 3 in West Allis, WI and ends on September 7 in York, PA, covering various Canadian provinces and many states across the U.S. Also, Paul Simon announced the dates for the final leg of his farewell "Homeward Bound" tour which will wrap up with four concerts in his hometown, New York City. This trek is set to launch on September 5 in New Orleans, LA and will cover several states along the East Coast.
A Procol Harum box set titled "Still There'll Be More: An Anthology 1967-2017" featuring both live and studio recordings will be coming out on March 23, 2018 in commemoration of the band's 50-year history. Also due out on that day is Don McLean's latest album, "Botanical Gardens." A new compilation titled "The Very Best Of Andy Gibb" that gathers together all of the late pop star's top hits will be released on April 13. The Temptations announced a new album titled "All The Time" due out on May 4 which features three new songs plus various soul/R&B covers. A new box set titled "Above the Clouds: The Collection," a career-spanning set of solo recordings by the late Glenn Frey of The Eagles going back to 1969, will be coming out on May 11. A new archival album titled "Dock Of The Bay Sessions" featuring some of Otis Redding's final recordings will be released on May 18 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay." Also, Roger Daltrey of The Who announced a new solo album, "As Long As I Have You," which is due out on June 1 and features both original songs and covers of soul/R&B standards.
Also that week, it was announced that Don McLean will be featured in a new episode of Heartland's "More Than The Music" to premiere March 20, 2018. Also, Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, and John Lodge of The Moody Blues will be interviewed on April 12 by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This event will be streamed live on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Facebook page.
(For more information about the above news items, please see below for a list of sources with links.)
Below is the official trailer for the upcoming movie, "Paradox," starring Neil Young.
Procol Harum are celebrating 50 years with a huge box set ... https://t.co/K4B0eOGAZA— UltimateClassicRock (@UltClassicRock) March 8, 2018
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Nokie Edwards has passed away https://t.co/fY5vThsYn0— 107.7 The Fox (@1077TheFox) March 12, 2018
Today Paul Simon announced the final dates of Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour, visiting the east coast and culminating with four shows in the New York City area. For itinerary, please visit https://t.co/kdNRIgKswR#HomewardBound #PaulSimonFarewellTour @paulsimonmusic pic.twitter.com/WJv8kMfD1J— Paul Simon (@PaulSimonMusic) March 12, 2018
Q&A session with the Moody Blues part of Rock Hall events leading up to this years induction ceremony. https://t.co/16qrYbndAz— Z94.3 Radio (@Z943Radio) March 14, 2018
JOE JACKSON: Announces New Tour Dates & Pittsburgh Show https://t.co/P0kJvZJARe— 3WS Radio (@3WSPGH) March 14, 2018
Dock of the Bay Sessions Available May 18, 2018 - The Last Recordings Of Otis Redding, The King Of Soul New Collection Showcases Redding’s Songwriting Evolution in ‘67 “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” Celebrates 50th Anniversary And Hit #1 On Both ... https://t.co/Am7qchctjd— Nat Finn (@natfinn) March 14, 2018
Lady Gaga will be covering Elton's iconic tune "Your Song", which is the same song she performed at "Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A Grammy Salute” which will air on CBS on April 10th at 9pm ET. pic.twitter.com/WSmOIxbB3T— GAGA NOTIFY (@gaganotify) March 15, 2018
This #TBT goes back just a couple of months to our chat w/ Don McLean! We sat down w/ Don at @AlleyTaps & we know you’ll enjoy this episode. Look for it this Tuesday at 8PM E/P! (Also streaming LIVE at 8PM E on Heartland’s @RokuPlayer channel & online at https://t.co/8X0ywPx2N9!) pic.twitter.com/nXaKdHdSPd— More Than the Music (@MTTMHeartland) March 15, 2018
Roger Daltrey returns on June 1st with a brand new studio solo album ‘As Long As I Have You’ featuring Pete Townshend— The Who (@TheWho) March 15, 2018
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The Temptations Announce New Studio Album 'All The Time' https://t.co/OrgJppJbuK— Top40-Charts News (@Top40ChartsNews) March 18, 2018