Good morning everyone out there! It’s finally Friday but before we all go out and enjoy what should be a great weekend let’s check out what’s going on in the world of rock. We have a few injuries to report today, beginning with former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough.
It has been reported that the Nortstewart, Northern Ireland native suffered a heart attack Monday, November 5th, and is currently in critical condition.
In an interview with the BBC, McCullough’s sister Rae Morrison shed some light on her brother’s situation: “We really are very worried for him. His [other] sister is on her way home from Florida and his brother is coming home from Glasgow [Scotland].”
Wings – as we all should know – was Paul McCartney’s very successful other band responsible for hits such as “Jet,” “Band on the Run” and “Maybe I’m Amazed,” among others. Although McCullough was only a member for about a year and a half, his skills on the guitar can be heard on the 1973 Wings album Red Rose Speedway.
Hopefully, he can go on and make a speedy recovery. And speaking of former guitarists for well-known bands, ex-Alice Cooper axe man Steve Hunter is currently in hospital in Phoenix, Arizona with atrial fibrillation according to SickThingsUK.
For those of you unaware – which should be most of us – atrial fibrillation is pretty much the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia, aka, irregular heartbeat.
Doctors had kept Hunter overnight to allow medication to get his heart beating back on track and after 19 hours of observation, Steve’s heart has since reverted back to its normal rhythm. We wish him luck on his recovery.
And finally, to lighten things up a bit, Rolling Stone magazine is reporting that The Beatles will be celebrating the vinyl release of their remastered studio albums through mobile record stores in the form of double-decker buses – complete with Beatle paint job – that are set to appear in New York and Los Angeles on November 13th.
In Los Angeles, the bus will appear at 9:30 am at the Capitol Records building at 1750 North Vine St. before heading over at noon to the ICE at Santa Monica skating rink over at 1324 5th St. and Arizona Avenue. After that, a straight shot to L.A. Live at Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street at 2:30 pm.
Over in New York, the mobile record stores will make its first stop over at Seventh Avenue between 49th St and 50th St at 9:30 am. The next stop comes at noon when the Beatle Bus will make its way to Broadway between Prince St and Spring St. And finally, at 2:30 pm it will make its last stop on Broadway between Cortlandt St and Liberty St.
These mobile shops will have be selling CD versions of all of the recently restored albums available in their latest box set along with DVDs and Blu-Rays of the recently remastered Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine films. And to top it off, they will also have one of a kind t-shirts that are exclusive to each city.
Have a great weekend everyone!