John Oates Shaved His Mustache After Blowing Through All of His Money
30 years ago, JOHN OATES of HALL & OATES had one of the most famous mustaches in the world. It was even inducted into the Mustache Hall of Fame a couple years ago.
But in his new memoir, he says he decided to shave it off back in the early ’90s because he needed a fresh start. Quote, “No one will ever understand how much that mustache affected my life. It was so much a part of who I had become.”
And in another recent interview he said, quote, “[It] represented the old John. I didn’t want to be that guy anymore, so I shaved it off. It was ritualistic in a way.”
The person he’d become was a rock star who had outgrown his wallet. Seriously, he was down to $50 at one point. He says, quote, “I just wish they’d warned us that the high life we were living would have financial consequences.
“We weren’t cheated. we were seduced.” Fortunately, he and DARYL HALL cashed in on some royalties they’d been screwed out of before, and were able to regain some financial stability.
The memoir is called “Change of Seasons”, and it comes out next Tuesday.
Daft Punk and Lady Gaga might join the Coachella Lineup
“They are working out logistics,” a source told Page Six of the DJs Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.
Another added, “I hear it is possible,” but said nothing’s confirmed.
Gaga, Daft Punk, Katy Perry and Adele have all been rumored to potentially join the music fest after pregnant Beyoncé pulled out on doctor’s orders.
The Who Announces Las Vegas Residency
The Who announced a new residency in Las Vegas on Monday (March 13) that’s set to kick off July 29 at Caesars Palace.
The residency currently consists of just six shows, though — as The Guardian reports — was described in a statement as a “first run.”
Since 2014, The Who has been a lengthy goodbye tour that is set to end next month in England. the band’s leading members guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey are 71 and 73-years-old, respectively.
Paul Simon Announces Summer Tour Dates
Paul Simon is heading back out on the road this summer.
Simon, still supporting last year’s Stranger to Stranger LP, is slated to start his next leg of dates on June 1, when he plays the first of 16 shows scheduled throughout the month. Starting in St. Augustine, Fla., Simon will travel throughout the U.S., wrapping up on June 28 with a stop in Denver.
The upcoming dates come after a busy 2016 for Simon, who honored a long list of concert commitments surrounding Stranger to Stranger. The album peaked at No. 3 in the U.S., his strongest chart showing since his classic 1986 solo LP Graceland hit its commercial high-water mark, and Stranger‘s warm reception seems to have cooled Simon’s evident itch for retirement.
Paul Simon 2017 Tour Dates
6/10 – Cincinnati, OH
6/11 – Toledo, OH
6/13 – Cleveland, OH
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Believe It or Not, Hanson Is Preparing for a 25th Anniversary Tour
Here’s something that will make just about ANYONE feel old. HANSON is preparing to head out on a 25th anniversary tour. Yes, Hanson . . . the band with the three little kids who sang “MMMBop“.
Well, time flies. Now, all three boys are in their 30s . . . they’re all married . . . and they have 12 kids between them. And they’re still performing together.
It’s ‘only’ been 20 years since “MMMBop” . . . but they’ve been performing together since 1992, so that’s why it’s their 25th anniversary. The tour kicks off in Europe in June before hitting the U.S. on September 12th in Dallas.
The full itinerary is up at Hanson.net.