MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Acts gather to honor George Harrison, Springsteen to make acting debut, and Kiss’ Gene Simmons says “Rock is dead”


Brian Wilson and members of The Strokes are among the artists who will pay tribute to George Harrison at tribute concert George Fest: A Night To Honor The Music Of George Harrison this month.  

George Fest will take place at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre on September 28th. reports other performers include:

Norah Jones, the KillersBrandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, the Flaming LipsWayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, Heart‘s Ann Wilson, Spoon‘s Britt Daniel and even “Weird Al” Yankovic, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Cold War Kids, the Cult, Weezer, Velvet Revolver, Guster and others. Harrison’s son, Dhani, is set to perform, and the event organizers are promising surprise guests.


The event will serve as a fundraiser for Sweet Relief, which benefits career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet, and 100 percent of ticket sales will go to the organization. Tickets go on sale September 5th.

Bruce Springsteen is going to showoff his acting chops with Steven Van Zandt on the Netflix Norwegian series “Lilyhammer”.

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And is Rock & Roll really dead? Gene Simmons thinks so. Read why Kiss’ co-founder thinks so here.




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