Quick Takes: David Crosby, The Kinks, '2019 Rock Hall', Neil Young & Elvis Costello
- David Crosby's new advice column, called "Ask Croz" for Rolling Stone, will debut in the magazine's June issue. According to the announcement: "Having trouble in your love life? Struggling to keep your drinking habit under control? Want to know how to make it in the music industry? Ask Croz! No question is too serious and no question is too ridiculous. Croz is down to field whatever matter is on your mind. Fire away."
- Fans can send their questions through email@example.com or Tweeting them out with the hashtag #AskCroz. (Rolling Stone)
- Here we go again -- Dave Davies claims that he and brother Ray are "a good six to 10 songs" into the first new Kinks album since 1993's Phobia. During a chat with ABC News, Dave revealed, "Ray and I are trying to get all these ideas together so that, hopefully, there might be a Kinks thing out at the end of the year. I’m hoping to write some lyrics for some of Ray’s songs, which might be a nice idea, emotionally apart from anything else."
- Dave went on to say, "When we first started getting together, Ray played me some tapes, and I played him a couple of my ideas And I found it’s the humor, it’s the fun of it that came back. The flood of laughter and fun and silliness. It’s like, it doesn’t really matter, any of it, but when love is there, everything makes sense and everything’s important." (Ultimate Classic Rock)
- Last June, Ray Davies spoke about the state of the Kinks these days, telling England's Channel 4: "The trouble is, the two remaining members -- my brother Dave and (drummer) Mick (Avory) -- never got along very well. But I've made that work in the studio and it's fired me up to make them play harder, and with fire (and) recapture those moments. I've got all these songs that I wrote for the band when we -- not broke up -- parted company, and I think it's kind of an appropriate time to do it."
- HBO has released the trailer to The 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will air on April 27th at 8 p.m. ET. The event, which was held on March 29th at Brooklyn's Barclays Center will also air on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.
- The 2019 Rock Hall class was comprised of Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, the Cure, Radiohead, and Roxy Music.
- Talk about a double bill -- Elvis Costello will open for Neil Young on May 15th at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Both artists, who'll perform acoustically, have deep ties to the city. Costello is married musician Diana Krall -- who comes from Vancouver -- and the couple lives in the city with their 13-year-old twins. Neil Young -- a Canadian national -- first performed at the venue way back on January 6th, 1971. (DailyHive.com)