We've been getting a little bit of activity on our post announcing the 2nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame benefit concert, so I suppose it's worth letting you all know that the lineup has been announced.
Now, we didn't actually get a press release about the event (maybe because I was formally dis-invited last year?), and I wasn't intending to write about the event/give it any publicity at all, but clearly our readers want more! (Really, I love you guys.)
And the lineup is...
Darryl McDaniels, best known as D.M.C
Patty Smyth and Scandal
Blessid Union of Souls
Freddy Jones Band
Atlanta Rhythm Section
White Sox All-Star Band
So...yeah. There is one hall of famer on the list (Darryl McDaniels), but the rest is a pretty random mishmash of southern rock and people who have played Downtown Live. But hey, at least they announced the lineup before tickets go on sale! Which, if you're interested, that happens tomorrow via Ticketmaster, and prices range from $35-100 with a handful of 4-pack lawn tickets for $96 while "supplies" last.
So, what do you guys think? Is Rick French gonna start spreading rumors that Jam Master Jay was stopped at the stage door by town officials like last year's ridiculous Pete Townshend debacle?