Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on April 4, 1986 · Page 67
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Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California · Page 67

Santa Cruz, California
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Friday, April 4, 1986
Page 67
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nMiiht5Unta Croi Sentlneb:,frMay, April 4, 1986-13 Spotlight-Santa Cruz Sentinel- Friday, April 4, 1986-11 Bill Graham's Shoreline set for July opening apparently got back on his foot too soon resulting in his losing his balance at rehearsal. He was sporting two black eyes for a while. The tour debut in Hollywood March 14 for an audience that included members of Guiffria, Quite Riot, Keel, Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and his fiance. Heather Locklear of "Dynasty." Cyndi Lauper continues to work on her new album although there is no title at this point. Plans are for an early summer release. Plans for moving along for a Doobie Brothers tour and album this summer are well underway. This week Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons are finishing a demo tape which will go to Wamer Brothers who released all their former albums. An offer to tour with The Stones has been made and if it should happen, it would be a reunion in itself since the bands toured together back in the 70's. Michael McDonald's mangers say be is definitely interested; however, Keith Knudsen and John McFee will not be participating since their band Southern Pacific is doing so well. Jeff Baxter may be too busy with other projects. More news as soon as it happens. Odds and Ends: Rick Ocasek of The Cars is working on his second solo album due out in June. Stevie Nicks begins her tour in Houston on April 11 with Sun Country Wine Cooler acting as sponsor. Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and drummer Cozy Powell are finally in rehearsals (or a World Tour to beginn in Texas the end of June. The boys have recorded an instrumental version of Little Eva's No. 1 hit from 1963, "The Locomotion." Accept is out with their new studio offering entitled "Russian Roulette." After a headlining sell out tour of Europe with Dokken, the band will bead for th U.S by the end of May. The long awaited Peter Gabriel album has now been titled and scheduled for release. "So" is due out May 9. CYNDI LAUPER Working on new album the E Street Band drummer. Max Weinberg with him when his tour begins in Aril. Michael Des Barres debuted his new 14 piece band and music from bis new album at the "Drive Aid" concert in New York. The band includes the five man Tower of Powr boms three back up singers, Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols and Chequered Past, Laurence Juber of Grammy winner, (and bow) Phil Collins flew back to London to finish the new Genesis LP. There is no name as yet and not even any song titles but he claims it will be more "up" and different from the last. If all goes well the album wil be out by June followed by a year-long tour beginning in the U.S. in August. It seems of late everyone wants to begin their tour in Australia. Stevie Ray Vaughan, a Grammy winner for Best Rock Instrumental, arrives for a tour there next month. He will be carrying a letter with him from the Governor of Texas, Mark White. Both Australia and Texas are celebrating their 150th anniversaries this year. The Rolling Stones played a private gig at 'the 100 Club on Oxford Street in London recently and proved that they are in fine shape for a tour. The evening was dedicated to the memory of Ian Stewart and featured the Stones, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and many other friends who showed up to play. Jagger was, according to Keith Richards, not wanting to tour. After the club show a spokesman said the chances of a tour are 100 percent better than they were last week and the boys have gone off to work out the plan of action. What a killer album. The Alarm will perform a free, outdoor concert at UCLA April 12 which will be broadcast live worldwide and then released on a video only three weeks later. The show will be called "Spirit of '88" and is expected to draw as many as 20,000 fans in Los Angeles. MTV will carry the show in the U.S., Muchmusic in Canada and similar music channels in Australia, Europe and Asia. The Eurythmics' Dave Stewart has had interest from the Disney Studios on a children's musical be is producing. It is called TVP for TV Planet Stewart describes the film as being about life on a planet where music stopped existing because everybody became so bland. All the musical instruments forgot they were musical instruments because people who operated them programmed such uninteresting music that they forgot what they were doing. Luckily, two funk earthling kids arrive to correct the situation. Annie Lennox is busy writing songs for the new Eurythmics LP and planning the world tour to begin in July. In addition to producing Keel, Gene Simmons has invited the band to make an appearance in bis new movie "Never Too Young To Die." Keel play rowdy, beer guzzling types who are seen with strange collection of people in a club that Simmons' character owns. The movie will also star Vanity and will be in release later this year. Triumph has started work to a new studio album with producer Ron Nevison. Nevison just produced the latest-greatest Heart album and the new Survivor Nevison will begin work on Night Ranger's album after Triumph. Brian Setzer has no plans to hire a permanent drummer for his new band, Radiation Ranch. He will have By SHEILA RENE Sentinel Correspondent THE Shoreline Amphitheatre has officially been dedicated and is under construction by Bill Graham Presents in partnership with the City of Mountain View. The 15,000 seat state-of-the art outdoor amphitheater will soon be the Pen-ninsula's major facility showcasing top name entertainers from U2 to Lionel Richie, Boston Pops to the Grateful Dead. The Graham Organization is projecting a July opening. The Stone in San Francisco, one of the last clubs to cater to the young inexperienced bands, is fighting for the right to stay in business. Bay Area musicians who have been helped along by the club, Paul Kantner, Bonnie Hayes, Davie Meniketti, Piero L. Malo (Freaky Executives) plus producer David Rubinson spoke up at the press conference to plea the Stones case. About (0 supporters showed up at the official bearing to offer their support for a cabaret license that will make the extra money to allow The Stone to book that new garage band from your neighborhood. The harrasment from the San Francisco Police Department is totally out of line. Keep your fingers crossed and if you have time, write a letter to the Police Permit Bureau in San Francisco and give mem a piece oi your oean. The Romantics hit town after a two year absence to a sold out dancing Stone audience. It was one of the best shows this year featuring a new drummer, David Petratos (who can also sing) and the talented Wally Palmer, Cos Canler and Mike Skill (vocalist, guitarist and bassist.) The band is already working on material for a new album and tour leading them back to the bay area later this year. Ex-vocalist, bassist and songwriter Chris Witt Ketner from the disbanded Chrome Dinette has a delightful new band playing the bay area, Zula Pool. If you missed them at The Catalyst pay attention. They will be playing around the corner soon and deserve your ear. Bruce Springsteen is considering doing some club dates in the near future according to Nils Lofgren and they will be in places like the North Pole. Lofgren who is doing an ac-coustic tour while the E Street Band is on hiatus, will have his own ablum out by June. Neil Young has also invited him to join his band for a three to four week oversea tour this summer. INXS is due back borne in Australia after a three month global tour. They will take a break while leader Michael Hutcbence undertakes a major role in Richard Lowenstein's new film, "Dogs in Space." Low-enstein recently directed Pete Townsbend's "White City" long-form video. Honeymoon Suite will complete a European tour with Saga next month and then bead for the U.S. by April 1. Wings, members of Rod Stewart's band and De Barres' producer who plays keyboads. The same band plus Andy Taylor will be on the album be is recording for May release, "Somebody Out There Likes Me." Westinghouse has turned down an offer from Ted Nugent to buy Muzak. Nugent offered to buy the easy listening music service for $10 million calling Muzak "an evil force in today's society because it causes people to lapse into uncontrollable fits of blandness." Nugent's plea was to "shelve" the business was advised tht it was worth more than his mere $10 million offer. Toto is working with Joseph Williams, son of composerconductor John Williams who will be handling the lead vocals. Miles Davis is playing on one of the group's new jazz instrumentals called "Don't Stop Me Now," but that may be included only on CDs of the new album. Don Henley is working on three movies: He is co-producing a song with John Waite for "Captive Hearts," involved in the making of the soundtrack for Martin Scorcese's next film"Color Of Money" and doing the music for "Rescue" the film Robert Greenwalk is making abut the sanctuary movement. Filmmaker D.A. Penne baker is hoping to have a Jimi Hendrix concert film in the theaters within the next two months. Penne baker is assembling the movie from unused footage left over from the guitarist's performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Along with the Hendrix project be is planning to use Montery Pop footage for film on Otis Redding and wants to release "Sweet Toronto," which includes footage of The Plastic Ono Band with John and Yoko, Eric Clapton, plus performances by Bo Didley, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. The start of Black Sabbath's tour has been . delayed by one week as a result of injuries sustained by lead singer Glen Hughes. Hughes bad a simple knee operation a few weeks ago, but

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