The shooting of a documentary film about Lynyrd Skynyrd has been halted due to a row over the involvement of a former member of the band. Skynyrd’s current guitarist Gary Rossington and representatives of former members Ronnie Van Zandt and Steve Gaines, who both perished in the 1977 accident, have sued Cleopatra Entertainment, the makers of Street Survivor: The True Story Of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash, for hiring the band’s former drummer Artimus Pyle as the story’s writer.
Mick Fleetwood believes that Fleetwood Mac’s 2018 tour won’t be their swansong. “In my mind it isn’t [the final tour], and everyone in the band has decided that it’s not,” he tells Rolling Stone of the upcoming 18-month world tour.
The 50-year career of David Bowie (pictured) recently reached a major milestone with the late singer’s one billionth stream on Spotify. Bowie’s Top 10 most streamed tracks are: Heroes, Let’s Dance, Space Oddity, Life On Mars, Starman, Rebel Rebel, Moonage Daydream, Changes, Ziggy Stardust and, perhaps surprisingly, Modern Love.
Jim Lea, the former Slade bassist, makes a personal appearance at the Robin 2 in Bilston on November 5 for the first official showing of a DVD filmed at the same venue in 2002, titled For One Night Only. Proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK and Dementia UK.