A lenient Texan judge has allowed Willie Nelson to retain
From page 9 of Classic Rock Magazine June 2011
his liberty by performing a song for the court. Charged with possession of marijuana, the 77-year-old played Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain , posted a bail of $2,500 (approx. £1,500) and left the court a free man.
ZZ Top hope to release a follow-up to 2003’s Mescalero album by the end of this year. Commenting on the style of the new record, guitarist Billy Gibbons says: “We still pose as interpreters of the blues.” Although the current Kiss line-up are working on a new album, Gene Simmons still believes the original group will work together again before the band eventually calls it a day. “There will be one more time when we play together. Sometime in the future there’s going to be a last show,” the bassist predicts.
Gary Moore (pictured) left an estate worth more than £2 million following his death in February. The 58-yearold was laid to rest in a small village graveyard outside Brighton, where he had lived for many years.
Not long after completing a jail term for driving while intoxicated, Vince Neil is in trouble with the law again. Police were informed after the Mötley Crüe singer screamed obscenities at a former girlfriend at a gig by Hal Sparks in Las Vegas. Fifty-yearold Neill will not, however, face charges.