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Sammy Hagar: Montrose doubted my motives

Sammy Hagar has told how he tried to rebuild his friendship with Ronnie Montrose in the months leading up to his suicide – but that the troubled guitarist doubted the singer’s motives.

Prince Books Rally 4 Peace Concert in Baltimore

Now that the curfew has been lifted in Baltimore , Prince  is throwing a party. The 1999 singer will perform at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena this Mother’s Day, May 10th as part of his Rally 4 Peace event, an effort to unify the people of Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray  and its subsequent protests and riots . Prince’s backing band 3rd Eye Girl will join him for the show, and the singer promises “several industry superstars” will also be in attendance for the event. Prince Gets ‘Too Funky’ at Hit and Run Tour Opener “In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the U.S.,” organizer noted in a statement

‘Buena Vista Social Club’ Documentary Sequel Begins Filming This Summer

Buena Vista Social Club , the Oscar-nominated 1999 documentary exploring American guitarist Ry Cooder’s efforts to re-assemble a group of renowned Cuban musicians, is getting a sequel.  Buena Vista Social Club – Adios,  directed by Lucy Walker ( Waste Land ), will begin filming in July, focusing on the band ‘s five original members on tour. The film will explore their personal and professional lives over the past 16 years, building to a run of homecoming concerts in Havana, Variety   reports. 100 Best Albums of the Nineties The original, Wim Wenders-directed  Buena Vista Social Club was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2000 Oscars and grossed over $23 million worldwide. The film, named after a Havana club that closed down in the 1940s,   found Cooder collaborating with Cuban bandleader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez. In 1996, they recruited a crew of acclaimed musicians and recorded an album, the following year’s  Buena Vista Social Club , which helped reignite a widespread interest in Latin American music. The band played concerts in Amsterdam and at New York City’s Carnegie Hall

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