Quick Takes: Meat Loaf, Journey, David Crosby

  • Meat Loaf took a nasty fall on Saturday (May 4th) and broke his collarbone, while appearing at the Texas Fightmare Weekend -- a horror movie convention. Texas Frightmare Weekend posted an update on Meat's situation on its Facebook page, writing, "As everyone knows Meat Loaf fell today. We wanted to keep you updated as soon as we knew something. We just found out that the hospital is keeping him overnight for observation. He will not be able to return on Sunday but he has already confirmed that he will be back in 2020! He's a trooper and we are praying a speedy recovery!"
    • Back on June 16th, 2016, during a concert in Edmonton's Northern Jubilee Auditorium, while performing his 1993 chart-topper, "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)," Meat fell, after which the band stopped playing and he was rushed to a nearby hospital.
    • The previous April, he postponed shows in Ohio and Pennsylvania because of the flu.

  • Prior to Journey launching its nine-date Las Vegas stand, the band will work out the kinks with a half-dozen East Coast gigs. New stops now on the books for September and October find the band hitting Atlantic City, New Jersey; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Niagara Falls, New York; and Uncasville, Connecticut. (Press release)
    • UPDATED: Journey tour dates (subject to change):
      September 27, 28 - Atlantic City, NJ - Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
      October 1 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
      October 2 - Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Event Center
      October 4, 5 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena

      October 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26 - Las Vegas, NV - The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

  • David Crosby remains a proud pot smoker and plans on launching his own brand of herb in the near future. When asked if he tokes up before hitting the stage these days, he told Star Tribune, "Definitely not. Even though I have a lot of fun if I’m stoned, I do better with the audience if I’m straight. So I smoke afterward. I like smoking pot. I don’t do it in the daytime because I’ve got (things) to do. It relaxes me. It really helps me sleep."
  • Crosby, who has been openly critical of the 1994 and '99 Woodstock festivals, was pressed as to why he signed on to play upcoming "Woodstock 50" celebration: "They offered me good money. It’s a gig. I need gigs, man. Ever since they stopped paying us for records because of streaming, that cut my income in half. So the only money I make is from live performances."
  • Crosby couldn't help but crack up about his upcoming Rolling Stone advice column "Ask Croz," which debuts in the magazine's June issue, asking, "Would you ask me for any advice, man? Hee-hee-hee. It’s one of the funniest ideas I’ve ever had. Rolling Stone asked me to do it. I’m definitely going to have fun. I expect that I’ll probably get into trouble." (StarTribune.com)