Monday, March 23, 2009

Quick hits to get your week started

CNN reports that Simon & Garfunkel may be kicking off their first tour in five years in June in Kiwiland, New Zealand. According to sources, the duo will begin rehearsals in May in New York City. It's believed that following the New Zealand shows, the pair will carry on with dates in Australia and Japan. None of the overseas dates have been officially announced, nor have any North American shows been mentioned.

Last month Simon & Garfunkel reunited for a three-song set in New York City during Paul Simon's concert marking the reopening of the Beacon Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen issued a statement on his official website ( shedding light on Max Weinberg's son Jay stepping in for his dad for a handful of E Street Band shows. Max is busy helping Conan O'Brien kick off his new stint as host of NBC's The Tonight Show.

The statement read in full: "In response to the many questions concerning the upcoming tour, the drummer on the small number of shows that Max Weinberg won't be able to appear at will be a brilliant young drummer from New Jersey named Jay Weinberg. Commenting on the situation, Bruce said: 'Once again, I want to express my appreciation to Conan O'Brian, and everyone on his team, for making it possible for Max to continue to do double duty for both us and for him. We promise to return him in one piece.'"

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