John McVie, Glenn Hughes, Paul McCartney, Chris Kael and more…
By Gary Graff
* Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie has sold his house in Honolulu, a 9,042-square-foot residence at the base of Diamond Head, for $5.4 million. McVie purchased it more than a decade ago for $5 million.
* Five Finger Death Punch’ Chris Kael posted an Instagram message on April 1 to celebrate his 57th day of sobriety, writing that, “I do this solely for myself. A great by-product is to also show to any of you struggling that you too can do it.”
* Glenn Hughes will bring his Classic Deep Purple Live tour to the U.S. for two rounds of shows this year. The first leg begins August 25 in Westbury, N.Y., with the second slated for November-December.
* Sonic Youth alumnus Kim Gordon will release a new album by Body/Head, her duo with Bill Nace, on July 13. Gordon describes the set as “really heavy.”
* Paul McCartney discussed one of the new songs he’s working on for his next album via his official web site, saying that it’s “decidedly Latin.” The album is expected out this year.
* Dire Straits’ John Illsley will perform at acoustic version of the group’s “Telegraph Road” with bandmates Alan Clark and Guy Fletcher at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 14 in Cleveland. Group leader and frontman Mark Knopfler will not be attending the ceremony.
FBPO interview with Chris Kael
FBPO interview with Glenn Hughes
FBPO interview with Paul McCartney