Lennon was a complex man, as most musical geniuses are, which was bore out when he and wife Yoko Ono had an encounter with Frank Zappa in 1971. FZ was scheduled to do an interview with Howard Stein, when the interviewer brought over Lennon and Ono to his hotel room. After the interview was finished, Zappa invited John and Yoko to jam with The Mothers at the Fillmore East that night. The pair wound up performing with Zappa and The Mothers for a mostly bizarre 40-minute jam that included lots of screeching from Yoko. A nine-minute clip from the performance is available on YouTube:
The night Lennon died Stevie Wonder was performing in Oakland and told his stunned crowd the news:
Pioneering jamgrass act Leftover Salmon has confirmed a batch of dates in support of their new album, ‘Something Higher.’
Guitarist Dickey Betts will make his return to the stage for the first time in nearly four years in the Allman Brothers Band’s hometown of Macon, Georgia.
This summer, Slightly Stoopid will team with Stick Figure and Pepper for a cross-country tour.
Listen to a compilation featuring the stories Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio told over the course of his recently completed nine-show solo acoustic tour.
English rockers Radiohead will spend July on tour in America and Canada.
The initial lineup for the inaugural Camp Greensky has been revealed by Greensky Bluegrass.