David Crosby Discusses Honesty, New Doc & How to Spend the Time He's Got Left
Sitting down with UlimateClassicRock, David Crosby discussed his legacy and his new documentary, produced by Cameron Crowe. Crosby admits to a checkered past and falling out with several bandmates over the years, but says he has "no bad feelings" toward anyone. "There was a definite catharsis to going back through it all," he says. He wanted the documentary to be honest, and he didn't even ask to see the final cut. "What I’m afraid of is that it will be too shocking,” Crosby said. The former Byrd and Crosby, Stills and Nash member admits that at the age of 78 he isn't sure how much time he has left. The more significant question however, to him, is how to spend that time. He's focusing on his family and music, saying, "those are really the only two things that I’m responsible for, and that I feel a really pushing need to accomplish." The documentary, called Remember My Name will be released October 22.
The Who's "Tommy" Musical to Be Revived for 2021 Broadway Season
Tommy, The Who's masterful 1965 concept album that was made into both a film and a Broadway show, will be revived for the 2021 season, according to Consequence of Sound. The 1993 show won a Grammy as well as five Tonys, including Best Direction of a Musical. The director of that show, Des McAnuff, who worked on it with The Who's Pete Townshend, is eager to return to the tale. The plot centers around a deaf, blind and mute boy who becomes a famous pinball wizard and leader. "The story of Tommy exists all too comfortably in the 21st century. In fact, time may finally have caught up to Tommy Walker," McAnuff says.
New Grateful Dead Album "Ready or Not" Will Include Unreleased Songs
The Grateful Dead announced Wednesday that they will drop a new live album, Ready or Not, on November 22, Rolling Stone reports. The album will feature live versions of previously unreleased songs from the band's late era, 1992-1995. Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux has complied the live performances to create the track list for what he imagines to be the band’s unrecorded final studio album.
ZZ Top Musical Headed to Las Vegas In 2020
A new rock musical based on the music ZZ Top will open in Las Vegas next year. According to Billboard, Sharp Dressed Man is described as "an outrageous, bawdy musical romp about a Lone Star auto mechanic who becomes a modern-day Robin Hood, stealing hearts--and car parts--with the help of his merry band of beer drinkers and hell raisers." “We’re excited about this fantastic project and look forward to hearing our music in a new innovative context,” says the band's Billy Gibbons. “Fans have often told us that we’ve provided the soundtrack to their lives, and this is very much in line with that kind of enthusiastic thinking.” The show’s book is being written by Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins, who wrote the teleplays for Fox TV's Grease Live! and A Christmas Story Live!