• A bizarre new tidbit has leaked out of the legal battle between Tom Petty's daughters Adria Petty and Annakim Violette against their father’s wife, Dana York Petty. According to an exclusive excerpt obtained by Page Six, Dana states in a filing, "Adria wanted to authorize Tom’s name and likeness to be used to promote products akin to Paul Newman, whose face adorns bottles of salad dressing and so on. But Tom would never have permitted such a thing, he never ‘sold out’ while he was alive and refused to do any such thing despite numerous opportunities." She went on to claim she was "certain Tom’s fans would also find it a sad perversion of Tom’s legacy." (Page Six)
    • The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks at least $5 million in damages. Adria Petty and Annakim Violette are Petty's children from his marriage to first wife Jane Benyo, whom he was married to from 1974 to 1996. Petty married Dana York in 2001 and helped raise her son Dylan from a previous marriage.

  • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's farewell tour is taking a little bit longer to say goodbye -- with a total of 10 fall dates now on the books. Seger's September 21st Tacoma show is an already announced make-up date for his previously postponed February gig. Seger performs on Saturday night (June 1st) in Holmdel, New Jersey's PNC Banks Arts Center. Log on to BulletClub.BobSeger.com for the complete itinerary.
    • NEW TOUR DATES: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (subject to change):
      September 12 - Rapid City, SD - Rushmore Plaza

      September 14 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Dome
      September 17 - Bozeman, MT - Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
      September 19 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
      September 21 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
      September 24 - Eugene, OR - Matthew Knight Arena
      September 26 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
      September 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
      October 3 - Columbia, MO - Mizzou Arena at University of Missouri
      October 5 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • The Beach Boys' Mike Love is releasing his third new solo album in as many years on July 19th. The collection, titled 12 Sides Of Summer, is a concept album -- featuring songs focused all on the summer season. Highlights include covers of the Ramones' "Rockaway Beach," the Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun," Stan Getz & João Gilberto's "The Girl From Ipanema," the Rivieras' "California Sun," Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues" -- along with such Beach Boys remakes as "Keepin' The Summer Alive," "Surfin' Safari," "Surfin'," and "It's O.K." featuring Hanson. (Press release)

  • Leon Redbone, the enigmatic ragtime, jazz, and Tin Pan Alley guitarist and singer, has died at age 69 of undsclosed causes. Redbone was born on August 26th, 1949 in Cyprus and immigrated to Canada in the 1960's. Bob Dylan was an early admirer, catching him in 1972's Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia, Ontario. Redbone, who never revealed anything about his private life, made two iconic career-making appearances during the inaugural 1975/1976 season of Saturday Night Live. He went on to sing the theme to the 1980's ABC sitcom Mr. Belvedere and perhaps most famously crooned the Budweiser theme song of the '80s -- "This Bud's For You."
  • Leon Redbone is survived by his wife Beryl Handler, daughters Blake and Ashley, along with three grandchildren. His family released a statement, which reads in part: "It is with heavy hearts we announce that early this morning, May 30th, 2019, Leon Redbone crossed the delta for that beautiful shore at the age of 127. He departed our world with his guitar, his trusty companion Rover, and a simple tip of his hat." (Press release)