Classic Rock Briefs For October 14, 2009

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Brian May Hints At Queen on Rock Band

Brainy guitar man Brian May says that there may be a Queen version of the popular video game Rock Band at some point in the future.

"Yes we’re into it, I think it may happen," May said regarding the subject during a BBC interview.

Pink Floyd’s Gilmour To Receive Honorary Degree

Anglia Ruskin University has decided to bestow upon David Gilmour an honorary degree to recognize his “outstanding contribution to music as a writer, performer and innovator.”

The honorary doctor of the arts degree will be awarded next month, according to the Cambridge News.

Acoustic Innovation Keeps Jethro Tull’s Music Engaging

Iconic frontman for Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson is another aging rocker who is not quite ready for the rocking chair.

Currently Anderson is working his way through a solo tour that will bring him to the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore tomorrow night.

According to the man himself, “It’s a good idea not to expect anything. "We’re liable to do anything, so it’s a good idea to keep an open mind.”

With the introduction of classically trained violinists and new material woven into well-worn Tull classics, Anderson’s advice seems well worth any ticket holder’s consideration. Read more at the Washington Examiner.

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