Bryan Adams made his Broadway debut on Thursday night (January 3rd) when he appeared at the end of the Pretty Woman musical at the Nederlander Theatre. Adams and his longtime collaborator Jim Vallance composed original music for the show. According to Ultimate Classic Rock: “Adams was introduced by cast member Samantha Barks, who informed the audience at the Nederlander Theatre that he was making his Broadway debut. Adams then performed 'You And I' with his acoustic guitar, before being joined by the entire ensemble for the closing number, 'Together Forever.'” (Ultimate Classic Rock) Co-founding Hollies bassist Eric Haydock died of undisclosed causes at home in England on January 5th at the age of 75. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer — along with Graham Nash and Allan Clarke — formed the band in 1962 and played on the group's early hits “Just One Look,” “Look Through Any Window,” “Bus Stop,” “Stop! Stop! Stop!,” and “I Can't Let Go” before quitting the band in 1966 after financial disputes with the Hollies' managers. Drummer Bobby Elliott posted a message on the Hollies' official Facebook page: In the early 1960's Eric was one of the finest bass players on the planet. Along with Tony, Eric and I were the rhythm section that created the springboard for Clarke Hicks and Nash to launch that famous three-way Hollies harmony. On the early package tours, Dave Clark, the Kinks and artists of the period would watch from the wings as we effortlessly rocked the screaming theatre audiences into a frenzy. Although Eric left the Hollies in 1966, I occasionally listen enthralled by our BBC and Abbey Road recording sessions and dear Eric masterfully playing his six string bass. Happy days Hollies drummer Bobby Elliott

Three new stills from the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman have just bee released by Paramount Pictures. The photos feature actor Taron Egerton as Elton in the studio in 1970, performing at Dodgers Stadium in 1975, and on his private plane in 1974. The movie, which is billed as “an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years,” is directed by Dexter Fletcher and set to open on May 21st. (Deadline) Neil Young posted a tribute to his late-ex wife Pegi Young on his official website. Pegi Young, died on January 1st after a brief battle with cancer. She was 66. Young, whose divorce proceedings blindsided Pegi in 2014, posted the lyrics to his 1992 Harvest Moon track, “Such A Woman” and brief a salute to his companion of 40 years. Such A Woman: Pegi Young 1952-2019 You are such a woman to me And I love you Our love will live Until the end of all time

No one else can kill me like you do No one else can fill me like you do And no, no one else can feel our pain

Love is a healer And I love you

No one else can fill me like you do No one else can kill me like you do And I love you

You are such a woman to me

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Thanks Pegi, for being such a wonderful mother to our children. You live on inside of them and the many you have touched. 01-05-19 (NeilYoungArchives.com)

Marilyn Manson turned 50 on Saturday (January 5th) and celebrated with a birthday party at Madame Siam in Los Angeles, surrounded by a large turnout of friends. Video footage showed a crowded but not completely out of control bash, with Manson looking a little emotional as his friends sang “Happy Birthday” to him. (Alternative Nation) As most fans are well aware that Paul McCartney and his extended brood are celebrating the New Year in St. Barts, with the paparazzi clearly having a field day shooting “Macca” and his clan frolicking on the exclusive beaches. McCartney took time out to post a short clip on Instagram of him rocking out to his just-released single, “Get Enough.”