How much of the man is Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys? Set to tour for his new solo album “Keep It Hid”, he learned his drummer Bob Cesare would not be able to tour due to a death in his family. Auerbach probably could have chosen from just about any session drummer in the industry. Instead he asked My Morning Jacket’s Patrick Hallahan to join him on stage and Hallahan accepted. The tour kicked off last week and will take Auerbach across the states throughout the first half of March.
Here Comes the Flood is reporting Gail Zappa and Joe Travers will be releasing an album entitled Lump Money to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Zappa releasing his two albums “Lumpy Gravy” and “We’re Only In It For the Money”. The aforementioned albums were released in 1968 so the album is a year late, but who is counting. David Fricke is getting credits for the liner notes, so that could be interesting. You can buy the album at Zappa.com.
Trent Reznor released the tourdates for NIN’s upcoming tour with Jane’s Addiction. The tour starts on May 8th in West Palm Beach, FL, and runs throughJune 12th, when it will wrap up in Charlotte, NC. In between it appears to go just about everywhere. Big ups to Rolling Stone for the heads up.
Jackson Browne announced some North American tourdates. You can see a full list over at MusicNewsNet.com. I can’t figure out if I’m less likely to go see Jackson Browne or NIN.