• Robert Plant saluted both his idol Elvis Presley and his ex-wife Maureen at her 70th birthday party over Thanksgiving weekend. On November 23rd, the Led Zeppelin frontman took the stage at the Fox Inn in Stourton, England and sat in with the rockabilly band the Hayriders with Plant tackling a trio of “The King's” classics — “One Night,” “Little Sister” and “A Big Hunk O’ Love.” (Ultimate Classic Rock)
  • The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde has published a high-end book featuring reproductions of her paintings, titled, Adding The Blue. According to the press release, “In 2015, Chrissie Hynde produced an oil painting of a ceramic vase. It proved to be the starting point for Chrissie Hynde’s first body of work, nearly 200 canvases in all. These paintings are now shared for the very first time in Chrissie Hynde's signed limited edition, Adding The Blue.”
  • Hynde said: “I always thought I would get into painting, but I got waylaid by rock n' roll. Finally, I thought, 'Now's the time.' As soon as I could be alone and paint without any interruptions, I just couldn't stop.” For more information, log on to Genesis Publications
  • The U.S. Postal Service has announced that the famed Woodstock festival will be saluted with its very own “Forever Stamp” sometime next year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary three-day-festival held in upstate New York. “Forever Stamps,” which while purchased at the current first class rate, will always be accepted as a first class stamp throughout the years and never need additional postage as rates increase.
  • According to the announcement, “The stamp art, designed by art director Antonio Alcala, features the image of the dove from graphic artist Arnold Skolnick’s promotional 1969 poster for the festival along with some of the poster’s words: '3 Days of Peace and Music.' In the stamp art the words are stacked in the background in brilliant colors along with the year 1969, USA, and Forever (the value of the stamp). The white dove stands in the foreground.”
  • The USPS also revealed that the late, great Marvin Gaye would be saluted on a stamp as the latest legend to be featured in its Music Icons series. (Best Classic Bands)