Doors set to release Live At The Matrix, 1967… New Hagar/Satriani ‘supergroup’ recording album… Nils Lofgren undergoes hip replacement surgery…
If you’re a fan of The Doors, you won’t want to miss Live At The Matrix, 1967 – a two-disc collection of the band playing a small gig in San Francisco just weeks before their Light My Fire single took off. This addition to the band’s live canon contains two club shows witnessed by few but bootlegged by many. Restored and carefully mastered from first-generation tapes acquired by Elektra Records and The Doors 40 years ago, the album features cover art by legendary San Francisco artist Stanley Mouse and is released via Rhino/Bright Midnight Archives on November 17.
Archives on November 17.
Chickenfoot – the working title of the new band fronted by Sammy Hagar – are in the process of recording an album. Besides Hagar the band are: fellow ex-Van Halen man, bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. The line-up played together live for the first time in February during a solo Hagar concert in Las Vegas. “We were very excited about that show,” Satriani told Billboard.com. “We had never played together before, and when we walked off stage, we looked at each other like, ‘Wow, there’s a connection here. We should do something about it.’ So last week we were together for five days and we recorded nine tracks. As soon as Sammy and myself finish touring our separate solo tours we’ll reconvene in Northern California and finish the record.”
Guitarist Nils Lofgren announced on his website that he has undergone hip replacement surgery on both hips after 40 years of touring and performing, along with “thousands of hours playing aggressive basketball”. And, of course, an inordinate amount of time spent bouncing about on that bleedin’ trampoline of his.
Classic Rock faves The Hold Steady have rescheduled their UK tour. The Brooklyn five-piece will now play their UK tour in December. The rescheduled dates are:
Sheffield Leadmill (December 7)
Oxford Academy (8)
Nottingham Rock City (9)
Manchester Academy (10)
Bristol Anson Rooms (12)
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (14)
Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (15)
London Roundhouse (17)
Glasgow SECC (18)
The band’s previously announced dates in September/October were cancelled after guitarist Tad Kubler was diagnosed with pancreatitis.
Carlos Santana plans to become a church minister when he retires from music. According to a report in Rolling Stone, Santana aims to hang up his six-string in six years’ time, and eventually start a church in Hawaii. “I’m going to stop playing when I’m 67 and work on what I really want to do, which is to be a minister, like Little Richard,” Santana said. “I’m not sick of what I do, but I find that God gave me the gift of communication even without my guitar and with the ability to get people unstuck with certain sections of the Bible having to do with guilt, shame, judgment and fear.” Scroll down the Clog’s main page for a competition to win Santana’s new album Multi-Dimensional Warrior, or click here.