The Beatles' "White Album" will be saluted this year by some of rock's coolest talents. Roger Friedman's nearly always accurate reported that a tour is in the works to feature the 1968 double album performed in its entirety by the Monkees' Micky Dolenz, Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Badfinger's Joey Molland, and former-Chicago bassist Jason Scheff.

Friedman posted that the tour dates were expected to come this week, adding, "The 'White Album' won’t take up two hours, so it’s hoped they will supplement with some of their own songs. Nice line-up, look for lots of bald spots in the audience. We will be out in force!"

During a recent chat with Pop Goes The Culture TV, Micky Dolenz reflected back on rubbing shoulders with the rock elite at the height of the Monkees' fame: "And then, of course, meeting the Beatles. 'Cause I was a huge Beatle fan. We all were. Huge Beatle fan. And, again, contrary to popular belief, there really wasn't any competition going on there. 'Cause they really had moved on and their fans were the older brothers and sisters of our fans. Y'know, we had 10 and 12-year-olds, and the Beatles had 16, 18, 20-year-olds. But meeting the was pretty, pretty special."