Weekend Happenings Around the Rock World
Sting, Burton Cummings, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed, and Bret Michaels will all be doing some pretty big things this weekend. Here’s what you need to know.
Sting is marking his 60th birthday and 25 years as a solo artist this weekend. Instead of receiving gifts, he will be throwing a benefit concert and giving the proceeds to the Robin Hood Foundation which combats poverty in New York City. The concert is not open to the public, but if you’d like to stand outside the Beacon Theater and listen, you will hear not only Sting, but Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel perform on Saturday.
Burton Cummings will be honored for his solo work with an induction into Canada’s Walk of Fame and with this honor, he will be the only person in Walk of Fame history to be inducted twice. He was previously recognized for his work with The Guess Who. Unfortunately, Cummings tells Canada’s Globe and Mail that his beloved border collie, Toast passed away earlier this week, so the honor won’t be as festive as it should be, but he’s still thrilled.
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed will be tying the knot this weekend. During the season finale of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, you may remember that he proposed to Shannon on bended knee and her answer was never revealed, but reports that she said yes were confirmed last month. The wedding will be featured on the October 18th episode.
Bret Michaels will appear on the Home Shopping Network this weekend hawking his line of guitars, picks, learn to play DVDs and his new album. He will also perform some songs from his Poison glory days as well as some of his solo stuff. If you’d like to watch, his appearance will air Sunday night on the Home Shopping Network at 7pm.