Elton John had a few choice words for the security guards at his Saturday night (November 30th) gig at Perth's HBF Park Stadium. While a pair of guards attempted to remove a woman from the venue, the scene caught Elton's eye and he yelled: "Let her up here immediately. . . come on, you c****!' After calling both the guards "morons," he went on to further admonish the pair, saying, "You don't treat girls like that. Leave her alone, you turds." (Daily Mail)
In what amounts to a dream come true for die-hard fans, Neil Young is listing key unreleased projects from his vaults, and calling on fans to vote for what they most want to see released. Young posted on his official website Neil Young Archives, "We have these projects in the can right now. We will be asking subscribers only to vote for their top three choices from this list. . . Watch for the official NYA announcement and your personal link to vote for what you think we should work on next for the fastest release of your favorite projects."
Among the projects listed are Young's unreleased 1977 album, Chrome Dreams; a 1995 Dublin concert with Pearl Jam; a 1982 concert from the Trans tour filmed in Berlin and directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg of Let It Be fame; concert footage from London’s Rainbow Theater on November 5th, 1973; and a Crosby, Stills, Nash,& Young album and film from the group's 1970 Fillmore East performances, among many, many more projects. (NeilYoungArchives.com)
Eric Clapton will appear along with Tom Jones, and Yusuf/Cat Stevens, at a benefit show on March 3rd at London's O2 Arena. The fundraiser for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity will also feature Procol Harum's Gary Brooker — who'll serve as the event's musical director, Mike Rutherford of Genesis, Dire Straits co-founder John Illsley, Paul Young, Manfred Mann's Paul Jones, Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, Squeeze's Paul Carrack, and Bonnie Tyler, among others. Money raised from the show will benefit the construction of the Royal Marsden’s new, state-of-the-art cancer treatment and research facility, the Oak Cancer Centre, which is set to open its doors in 2022. (uDiscovermusic.com)
Bon Jovi will perform its new track, "Unbroken," on Wednesday (December 4th) on NBC's Christmas In Rockefeller Center. The tree-lighting ceremony airs at 8 pm ET, and will also feature performances by Chicago, John Legend, Gwen Stefani, and Idina Menzel. (Billboard)
"Unbroken," which will be included on Bon Jovi's upcoming album, 2020, due out next spring, is also featured in the Josh Aronson-directed documentary, To Be Of Service, which "looks at the deep relationship between service dogs and veterans of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam."
Bon Jovi and its label Island Records will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the song's download to the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation over the next 12 months.