April 29, 1988 |
Blue-eyed soul singer Boz Scaggs is about to release his first album in eight years. Scaggs dropped out of the public eye to re-energize his creativity and now he has a single, "Heart of Mine," which came out last Friday and will be followed by the album "Other Roads" in mid-May. The album features three of the people who played on Scaggs' successful "Silk Degrees" record--Jeff Porcaro, Steve Lukather and David Paich, now all members of Toto.
May 2, 2013 |
Tickets go on sale Friday for the Las Vegas performance -- this year's only U.S. appearances -- by Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band. The former Beatle and his group of well-known musicians will perform Nov. 22 and 23, at the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms resort. The Las Vegas dates will follow a 10-city Latin American tour by the reincarnated band. Besides Starr, it includes Gregg Bissonette; Steve Lukather, formerly of Toto; Richard Page of Mr. Mister; Mark Rivera; Gregg Rolie of Santana; and Todd Rundgren.
January 13, 1987 |
Following are some of the prominent private institutions that maintain you can teach rock 'n' roll. All require some sort of audition before accepting students. --Musicians Institute, 6757 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. The one-year program is divided into three disciplines: GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology), BIT (for bassists) and PIT (for percussionists).
February 7, 2006 |
A bout with pneumonia has forced guitar hero Les Paul to miss his all-star 90th birthday celebration concert tonight at the Gibson Amphitheatre, but the show will go on as a salute to the guitar and recording innovator. Paul is expected to be released in the next few days from Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., his son, Russ, said Monday. Les Paul was hospitalized Friday after X-rays revealed fluid in his lungs.
December 16, 1992 |
It would be nice to think that Jeff Porcaro was watching, from somewhere, the all-star tribute to his memory at the Universal Amphitheatre on Monday. The Toto drummer, who died in August of an apparent heart attack, would surely have been delighted by the lineup of past associates who turned out for a rip-roaring celebration of his remarkable career.