In The News: The Who, The Boss, The Stains, The Doors and more

DVD: The cult classic “Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains” will make its long-awaited DVD debut on Sept. 16. It is the first title from Rhino’s Rock ’n’ Roll Cinema series. Directed by Lou Adler, the 1981 film stars Diane Lane and Laura Dern as members of The Stains, alongside punk rockers Steve Jones and Paul Cook of The Sex Pistols, Paul Simonon of The Clash, Fee Waybill of The Tubes and Black Randy from Black Randy and The Metrosquad…

CHARITY: The Who won’t make a cent off its Detroit-area concert on Oct. 21. The rockers say all earnings from that show will go to Detroit charities Gleaners Community Food Bank and Focus: HOPE. The concert kicks off a nine-city North American tour for the band… Folk singer Pete Seeger has added a second benefit show for New England farmers. The 89-year-old music legend, already booked for a Sept. 13 New England Farm Relief Concert in Brattleboro, Vt., to raise money for a new micro-loan program, will play with grandson Tao Rodríguez-Seeger and blues artist Guy Davis at the Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, N.H., on Sept. 12… Farm Aid’s Sept. 20 New England music festival will be broadcast live on DIRECTV’s The 101 Network. The show will feature performances by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, as well as Kenny Chesney, The Pretenders, moe., Arlo Guthrie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Earle, Nation Beat, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jakob Dylan and The Gold Mountain Rebels, Danielle Evin, Jamey Johnson, Jesse Lenat, Will Dailey, One Flew South and The Elms…

TOUR NEWS:
Bruce Springsteen wrapped up his world tour by playing more than 30 songs over 3-1/2 hours Aug. 30 on Milwaukee’s lakefront for Harley-Davidson’s 105th anniversary celebration…

MILESTONES: King of Pop Michael Jackson marked his 50th birthday on Aug. 29…

GIGS: University of Iowa officials say 81-year-old guitar legend Chuck Berry will perform on Pentacrest lawn following the homecoming parade on Sept. 26…

HISTORIC SITES: A modest, one-story red-brick house in St. Louis that rock and roll legend Chuck Berry bought in 1950 will be considered for listing in the U.S. Registry of Historic Places. Experts say it was the house where Berry developed his distinctive guitar style, rehearsed, wrote and recorded many of his classic songs; Berry sold the house in 1958… The Piney Woods Country Life School near Jackson, Miss., has been added to the Mississippi Blues Trail. The private boarding school opened in 1909; its musical groups include the Cotton Blossom Singers, a quartet of blind students led by Archie Brownlee, who began singing on campus in 1936 and later were recorded by folklorist and musicologist Alan Lomax. After graduation, they worked as the Jackson Harmoneers and later as The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi…

LAW AND ORDER: The Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger are on the hook for more than $5 million after they were found to have improperly invoked The Doors’ name and images during a 2003 concert tour. The California Supreme Court declined to hear the duo’s appeal on Aug. 13, which means they’ll have to pay up to drummer John Densmore, the parents of the deceased lead singer Jim Morrison and the parents of Morrison’s deceased wife, Pamela Courson, who died in 1974… John Lennon’s assassin, Mark David Chapman, has been denied parole for a fifth time. According to a transcript of the hearing, Chapman, 53, told parole officials that he is ashamed and sorry for gunning down the former Beatle nearly three decades ago… Virgin Records has sued the group 30 Seconds to Mars and its frontman, Jared Leto, for $30 million, saying they refused to

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