If anyone could make the most of his lockdown, it’s Neil Young. He’s spent the past five-plus decades using downtime from various bands and other projects to record the new songs that seem to flow out of him with surprising regularity and oftentimes get shelved for years. He’s released more than 40 studio albums since his 1969 self-titled solo debut, along with countless archival and live sets. During the COVID era, alone he’s released six such records.
Carlos Santana announces 2022 North American tour after cancellation of December shows due to heart procedure
Carlos Santana successfully underwent a heart procedure last week, forcing the cancellation of several Las Vegas shows planned for December. In a video message Santana said: “I’m going to be taking time off for a little bit to make sure that I replenish and rest.” Michael Vrionis, president of Universal Tone Management, confirmed that Santana underwent an “unscheduled heart procedure” and said in a statement: “Carlos is doing fantastic and is anxious to be back on stage soon. He profoundly regrets that this ‘speed bump’ necessitated the cancellation of his upcoming performances.”
Call him Dr. Petty. On Friday, Tom Petty received a special posthumous award: an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Florida.
Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson and Chicago have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour for summer 2022. Wilson will be accompanied on stage by fellow Beach Boys members Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.
John Lodge has spent more than five decades performing the Moody Blues’ time-honored hits and fan favorites, in what the bass-playing vocalist says is an “incredible journey.”