Three years after the death of founding member Allen Woody, Andy Hess has been named permanent bass player for Gov't Mule. The new lineup begins a fall tour Oct. 3 in Austin, Texas. Hess, who has recorded and toured with John Scofield and the Black Crowes, is one of many musicians who has performed with the band since Woody's passing.
During the past five years, world music super-duo Ghazal—Shujaat Husain Khan, an expressive sitarist/vocalist from North India, and Iranian Kayhan Kalhor, a virtuoso of the kamancheh (a high-toned, spike-grounded fiddle)—has turned Western heads with a clutch of albums for Shanachie and several tours of the U.S.
2001 - A radio promotion in Roanoke, Va., raises $75,000 for the American Red Cross. Announcers Chuck Marsh and Roynn Jaymes of WSLC invite listeners to bid on six tickets and a backstage pass to a Kenny Chesney concert.
Former Beatle George Harrison, Prince, John Mellencamp and Jackson Browne are among the nominees on the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot. Previous nominees back for another try include the Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gram Parsons and Patti Smith.