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Billy Corgan is embarking on a cross-country road trip to film a documentary about America and potentially dredge up material for a new album. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman outlined the project in a note on his website, People and Their Cars, which will wind its way from Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to the "wastefulness and common cruelty" of the contemporary West to his own desire to reclaim the truth by exploring America's past. To complete the project, Corgan is asking fans for suggestions on where he and his friend Justin should go, what they should see and who they should talk to. Noting his grandfather once worked as a coal miner, Corgan wrote, "We'll be much more taken with documenting the stories of an elderly class that can share impressions of the country as it once was; good, bad, or indifferent." To further elicit the past, Corgan requested invitations to "old-fashioned parlors and the like," and promised to bring a guitar and play a few songs in return. --- rollingstone
The Zombies, with original members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, are staying on the road for a new U.S. tour leg in May. The band has four shows in Florida along with the Moody Blues Cruise in late-February and early-March followed by a U.K. trek in April. Then, starting May 13, they return to the U.S. in Uncasville, CT and running through May 29 in St. Charles, IL. Included in the new leg are three shows on May 21, 22 and 24 with co-headliners Felix Cavaliere's Rascals. The Zombies are supporting their latest album, Still Got That Hunger, released last October. Joining Blunstone and Argent are Jim Rodford (Argent, Kinks) on keyboards, Steve Rodford (Jim's son) on drums and Tom Toomey on guitar. --- VVN
Six of David Bowie‘s early albums are getting the vinyl reissue treatment next month, along with the BBC live set Bowie at the Beeb. The new reissues are coming courtesy of Parlophone, and span the years 1969-73 — the period that produced the albums Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane and Pin Ups, all of which are arriving Feb. 26 on heavyweight 180g vinyl. Bowie at the Beeb, which collects Bowie’s live BBC performances from 1968-72, is arriving on vinyl the same day. These titles represent stand-alone entries from Bowie’s Five Years 1969-1973 box, which arrived last year and amounted to a deluxe 12-CD/13-LP collection of his work during the era. That box, which also includes an essay-laden book and a double-disc rarities collection titled Re:Call 1, is still available, but for more budget-conscious fans — or those who simply don’t feel the need to own everything — the new reissues may be a safer bet. Each of the upcoming releases is available for pre-order now. --- ultimateclassicrock
Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits such as "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said. White, who was 74, had Parkinson's disease and had retreated from public life even as the band he founded kept performing. Earth, Wind & Fire, a nine-piece band featuring the two White brothers, singer Philip Bailey and the distinctive horn section, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. The band's most successful period started with the 1975 album "That's the Way of the World" and continued through the rest of the decade. Other hits included "Serpentine Fire" and a cover of the Beatles' "Got to Get You Into My Life." White publicly revealed he had Parkinson's at the time of the band's Hall of Fame induction, but he had shown symptoms of the neurological disease back in the 1980s. He stopped touring with the band in 1995 because of his health problems. --- LosAngelesTimes
Ace Frehley will be back on the road in late February, when he starts a new round of tour dates that will keep him in front of crowds through mid-April. The currently announced shows begin Feb. 26 in Houston, and are scheduled to continue off and on until April 12, when Frehley concludes a two-night stand in New York. Further information can be found at Frehley’s official site, along with details regarding several VIP packages available for the shows — including one that includes a meet-and-greet, personal photo with Frehley and an autographed guitar (guitar not included). Frehley’s latest tour comes in the midst of preparation for his next studio release, which will be a covers collection. “The album’s going to be about my influences,” he said last year. “I’m probably going to do a Rolling Stones song, a Who song, possibly a Led Zeppelin song, maybe a Beatles song. Stuff from bands that I grew up on and greatly influenced me. Those are the songs I’d redo, besides vintage Kiss stuff and a Frehley’s Comet track.” --- ultimateclassicrock