Crosby, Stills and Nash were joined on stage Monday night in Paris by Jimmy Buffett.
The chief Parrothead came out for "Southern Cross," a song he regularly does in his own show. Afterwards, David Crosby tweeted, "Big fun...a great guy." Also joining CSN in Paris was Christopher Stills, the singer-songwriter son of Stephen Stills from his marriage to French singer Véronique Sanson.
STEELY DAN, DOOBIE BROTHERS: Skunk to Enter NAMM Tec Hall of Fame
Don't hold your nose, even though a Skunk will be entering the NAMM Tec Awards Hall of Fame.
Former Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter was named today as the next inductee by the music merchandisers trade organization. Chris Stone and the late Gary Kellgren of the legendary studio The Record Plant will also enter the Hall of Fame. Previous inductees include Les Paul, T-Bone Burnett, Frank Zappa, Hal Blaine and Nathan East.
Musicians have been nominated in three of the eight "creative" categories at the January 23rd awards show, which is held at the Anaheim Hilton during NAMM Week. They are:
Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Florence and the Machine
Toto XIV, Toto
Wallflower, Diana Krall
Before This World, James Taylor
Record Production/Single or Track
"Bad Blood," Taylor Swift
"Bloodstream," Ed Sheeran and Rudimental
"Stretch of the Highway," James Taylor
Tour/Event Sound Production
Before This World Tour, James Taylor
1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift
Fare Thee Well, Grateful Dead
Sonic Highways World Tour, Foo Fighters
Zip Code Tour, The Rolling Stones
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways TV series, the 57th annual Grammy Awards and the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are all up in the Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast category.The winner of the NAMM Foundation's annual Les Paul Award should be announced in the next month or so. Slash, Todd Rundgren and Pete Townshend are the last three artists to claim the prestigious honor. Skunk Baxter joined Slash on stage during his performance last year.
FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE: Cover Bieber at the Beeb
BBC Radio One's Live Lounge program in London has been the source of some very interesting cover versions lately and Tuesday was no exception.
Florence and Machine offered up their take on "Where Are U Now," the current hit by the Skrillex-Diplo collaboration Jack U, with vocals by Justin Bieber.
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE: Postpone Shows For Baby
Death Cab for Cutie had to postpone a couple of shows for a joyful event.
Bassist Nick Harmer's wife gave birth to their daughter on Tuesday. That was a bit ahead of the her due date, which was set after the band's tour wrapped up Monday in Seattle. The group postponed their show set for Wednesday in Missoula, Montana and moved their show planed for Spokane, Washington on Thursday to December 15th. A rescheduled date for Missoula will be announced soon.
IN OTHER NEWS
Nick Mason joined his former Pink Floyd bandmate Roger Waters Monday night at the New York City premiere of Roger Waters The Wall at the Ziegfeld Theater. Sting was also in the audience.
U2 did the Innocence + Experience tour debut of "New Year's Day" on Monday in Berlin. The last time the band did the song was in 2011, and it now joins "I Will Follow" as the only songs to be performed on every U2 tour since War.
Robbie Robertson will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Hiawatha & The Peacemaker, at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Rolling Stones' From the Vault: Live at the Tokyo Dome 1990 will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and vinyl on November 13th.
The Grammy Museum in L.A. will bring out the rock at a number of programs just announced for October. John Fogerty will discuss his new memoir on the 16th and Warren Haynes will chat and perform on the 27th.
Steve Earle and The Dukes took home an award for top Acoustic Blues Album for Terrapin, Earle’s first album in that genre, at the Blues Blast Music Awards last Friday in Champaign, Illinois.