Neal Schon is recovering after undergoing gallbladder surgery over the weekend. The Journey co-founder took to Twitter, posting, "Had to go into ER last night very inflamed-infected Gallbladder taken out and honestly couldn’t feel better? Just need a few days. I’ve apparently had this for the last 3 1/2 years and didn’t know it! I thought it was parasites. I’m feeling better then ever. CU soon Friends!" Schon went on to thank his doctors at All Marin General Hospital as well as his wife Michaele.
With his Journey celebration side band Journey Through Time set to kick off their 2019 shows later this month, Schon answered a concerned fan's question regarding the gigs stating, "Shows will happen I'm already home tonight from surgery."
At last night's (February 10th) Grammy Awards, Sting and Shaggy snagged the Best Reggae Album prize for 2018's 44/876. The duo beat out fellow nominess Black Uhuru, Etana, Ziggy Marley, and Protoje. (DigitalJournal.com)
A new documentary about the Go-Go's is heading to Showtime late this year. Noted History Of The Eagles filmmaker Alison Ellwood was granted exclusive "all access" to the group, with the film featuring, "candid interviews and archival footage to tell the real story of their meteoric rise to fame and the journeys, triumphs, laughter and struggles along the way." No airdate has been announced. (Rolling Stone)
The Bee Gees will be the subject of yet another career-spanning documentary, which is being directed by Frank Marshall with the full cooperation of Barry Gibb, and the estates of his late brothers Robin and Maurice Gibb. Nigel Sinclair — best known for his work on The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years and Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who will produce.
Barry Gibb said in a statement announcing the project, "I have had an incredibly fortunate life and think back to the good times with my beloved brothers with a huge sense of awe. And time gives us all a chance to look back and celebrate with a new perspective. I know our family is in excellent hands with Frank, Nigel and the talented team of filmmakers behind the doc. I am eternally grateful and excited to be able to share our unique journey with audiences around the world." (Variety)
Soul legend Al Green has rolled out his first new tour dates in seven years and is set to play down South in April and May. Green's last album was the critically acclaimed 2008 studio set, Lay It Down.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Al Green tour date (subject to change):
April 24 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
April 26 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
April 28 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 30 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
May 3 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre