Classic Rock Briefs For October 29, 2008

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U.K. Supergroup May Be In The Works For 2012 Olympics

There is talk of a collaboration between some well-recognized U.K. rockers in honor of the 2012 Summer Games that will be hosted in London. The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Elton John are among the names being mentioned as part of an Olympic supergroup. Others mentioned as possible performers for the event are Phil Collins, Sting, Van Morrison, David Gilmour, and Jimmy Page. Full Story.

Ten Things You Probably Did Not Know About Pink Floyd

Mark Blake, author of Pigs might fly, the inside story of Pink Floyd, has taken a list of ten facts from the history of the iconic group and shared them with U.K. newspaper The Times. The most amusing tidbit might be the one concerning the “gift” that the group sent to the deputy editor of a newspaper that wrote a review of Pink Floyd’s 1971 album, Meddle, that the members of the group were not quite satisfied with. Blake’s book, from which these ten facts were taken, is available at Amazon. Full Story.

Can Kate Moss Help Smooth Over Ron Wood’s Family Problems?

As a close friend of the Wood family, model Kate Moss has been asked to mediate between Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood and his family. Wood has been estranged from his family since his decision to continue his affair with 20-year-old Ekaterina Ivanova after his recent release from rehab. Although Moss had been standing by the family in her opposition to Wood’s actions, now that his daughter is expecting a child, it has been decided to ask Moss to work towards re-opening the lines of communication between Wood and his family. Full Story.

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