Music News Digest: Week Of October 9, 2022

October 16, 2022 by Amy Gold

During the week of October 9, 2022, Ringo Starr announced that he will be cancelling the remainder of his North American tour with his All Starr Band after testing positive for COVID-19 for the second time. This news came just days after he announced his plans to resume touring after previously having had to cancel several show dates due to testing positive for the virus for the first time.

Also that week, it was announced that Elton John and The Rolling Stones are among the nominees at the 2022 American Music Awards. The Rocket Man has been nominated for Collaboration of the Year with Dua Lipa for "Cold Heart" and for Favorite Touring Artist, and The Rolling Stones are also in the running for the latter honor. The awards ceremonies will air live November 20 on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

A trailer has been released for Let There Be Drums!, a new documentary that features interviews with such world class drummers as Ringo Starr, Stewart Copeland of The Police, and Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead. This film is set to premiere October 28, 2022 in theaters and also via Amazon and Apple TV.

Finally, Jefferson Airplane was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and three original members - lead singer Grace Slick, guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, and bassist Jack Casady - were on hand to accept the honors at a ceremony that took place on October 13. Other attendees included Doors drummer John Densmore and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce chair Lupita Sanchez Cornejo, who emceed the event.

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