*After 50 years as a band, what's next for the Rolling Stones? An art exhibit! The band is releasing their first major gallery exhibit. Aptly titled, “Exhibitionism,” the display will include 50 years of unseen material, footage and artifacts. The exhibit will be held in London’s Saatchi Gallery, and will run from April to September 2016. Tickets go on sale on July 10 on the gallery’s website.
The Saatchi Gallery describes “Exhibitionism” as the “most comprehensive and immersive insight” into the band. The display will have a variety of items, including original stage designs, dressing room and backstage paraphernalia, rare guitars and instruments, iconic costumes, rare audio tracks and unseen video clips, personal diaries and correspondence, original poster and album cover artwork and unique cinematic presentations. The exhibition also opens with a never before seen film that highlights peak moments in the band’s career.
*Last month, we told you about Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell’s new battle with cancer, and now we have more on the story…and it’s good news! Campbell took to his Facebook page to give fans an inside look at his treatment.
“I'm very happy to say that from here on out I will miss no more shows on the entire world tour,” he offered. He has arranged appointments with his doctors to make sure they do not conflict with shows, and give him a proper amount of recovery time before he hits the stage. He says that managing a balance between getting treated and still making music has taken a toll on him, which he says is the "most stressful" part of this entire ordeal. He added, "The stress that this has caused me has been immense."
He then went on to encourage other cancer patients to continue to do what they love even if they are battling the disease.
*Bad news, Deen Castronovo, it looks like you won't be getting out of jail anytime soon. The Journey drummer was booked on rape and other felony charges and repeatedly violated a court order by calling and texting the victim with messages that included suicide threats and apologies.
Now, he's been denied bail and will have to remain in the Salem, Oregon jail.
He reportedly texted the woman 122 times and called her 35 times and, officials say that clearly presents a threat to the woman if he's released. As Marion County Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Gardine said, Castronovo "quite frankly, is unstable."
*Jerry Garcia’s daughter, Trixie Garcia, was one of the over 40,000 people in Santa Clara, California this past weekend to witness the Grateful Dead’s "Fare Thee Well" concerts, and she definitely loved the show. In fact, she was one of many brought to tears when a rainbow appeared above Levi Stadium during the show.
"I was taking pictures of the crowd and everyone was crying," Trixie told Billboard.com. "It was the most amazing moment. It was twilight and there was this wonderful purple fuzziness over everything." Trixie said she “absolutely felt” her dad’s presence at the show, adding, "how could you not when there's 50,000 people channeling him?" But she also revealed that they almost found a different way to make him a part of the experience.
The Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well" run hits Chicago’s Soldier Field, tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday.