Wednesday Intermezzo: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

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Investment banker Warren Hellman is a rich motherfucker. Hellman is so rich [ed. note: how rich is he?] that he throws a free festival in San Francisco every October. The seventh annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival takes place in Golden Gate Park on October 5th – 7th boasting a lineup that runs the gamut from Jeff Tweedy to Jason Isbell to the Del McCoury Band. Check out his lineup…

  • Jon Bon Jovi threw a party in the Hamptons over the weekend and got Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffet and Roger Waters to jam with him
  • Robert Plant sings ‘wolf’ again, says Zeppelin WILL re-unite for sure
  • Rick Rubin lays out some innovative, albeit crazy, ideas to save music
  • Michael Anthony told Rolling Stone that he gave up all rights to the name Van Halen when he signed on to play on the 2004 Van Halen tour
  • The Disco Biscuits are releasing a new live DVD that features footage from December 29th – 31st on November 13th
  • Heart on a Stick has compiled a nice list of CBGB’s performances you can watch thanks to YouTube
  • Canned Heat, Jefferson Starship and Ray Manzarek of The Doors played a free concert celebrating the Summer of Love
  • Find out more about Jackie Greene of Phil Lesh’s band by reading the Aspen Times’ interview with the 23 year old guitar playing phenom
  • The Telegraph continues to review each of Prince’s 21 London concerts
  • Genius Garth Hudson will play two intimate gigs in London
  • Queen guitarist Brian May is sponsoring a junior football team in the U.K.
  • Kudos to Page McConnell for scoring the cover of Keyboard Magazine
  • We’re sad to report that the New Bohemians guitar player Jeffrey Carter Albrecht was shot to death in Dallas on Monday morning
  • Here’s a shocker: Rock stars live shorter lives than the average person
  • Will Ringo Starr be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
  • Brendan Bayliss of Umphrey’s McGee has written the score to a film

And, finally, the highly anticipated opening of the Music Hall of Williamsburg (at least by us) has been postponed. Boo-urns. Got a comment for us? Leave it.

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