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Tour Watch 1998
(Archive 11: 8/7/98 - 12/17/98)
See The 1998 Tour pages for full 1998 touring details.

Tour-Related Rumors, Snoopings, News Releases

The newest report comes first. Scrolling down takes you backward through time... Note that this report is mostly a log of stuff posted to the Rust List, so some of it may not make a lot of sense when taken out of that context. Subscribe to the Rust List to get ALL of the info...

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Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 12:01:13 EST
Subject: Bad News for Europe?

SonicNet is running a story about Neil's & Phish's plans. Doesn't RULE OUT the Eurotour, but it sounds like plans have been put on the back burner. According to the article, Trey says:

[Young] asked about [touring, and] we would love to do it," Anastasio said. "And the last thing he asked is that it would be a European tour only, that [it] would be this coming summer -- August or even September."
But, also according to the article, Elliot Roberts says:
"The talk of the tour is true, in a one-conversation kind-of way," Roberts said. "Neil called Trey and talked to them about touring after they played the Bridge show in October, but we've since decided not to tour Europe next summer. The whole idea Neil had was, 'Let's get together and try and do something original.' If they toured, he didn't want to have it be an oldies thing. He wanted to be able to do some originals."
So as of right this minute, it appears the early summer Eurotour is off. But the door is open for something later. Stay tuned...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 08:02:32 EST
Subject: Tour-related News in Evening Coconut

Hop over there...

Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998 19:31:42 -0500
Subject: Phish more Phirm?

I got a second-hand report that insiders at the Phish camp are treating the "Neil and the Phish" Euro-tour as a sure thing. Of course we all know that NOTHING is ever "sure" with Neil, but taken along with the other reports we've been hearing, this thing is starting to look more and more real...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 09:11:08 -0500
Subject: Europe Rumors

I'm hearing some moderately reliable rumors that the Neil (maybe with Phish) is looking at doing the Euro festival circuit afterall. This would generally be a June - July timeframe thing.

If this pans out, I'd guess that he's trying to make up for last year's plans that got cancelled after slicerfinger. Don't know where this leaves the "acoustic show" rumors. Maybe he'll do an accoustic set within the context of a Neil & The Phish show? :-)

Cross your fingers Eurorusties...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: Hartmut Weissbrodt <Weissbrodt.Hartmut@MH-Hannover.DE>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 07:30:57 MET
Subject: Tour Rumors Spreading

Rusted friends,
A DeadHead friend of mine sent the following quote from a recent DeadHead newsletter to me:

  > Neil Young's "people" are ***rumoured*** to have
  > approached Phish about them possibly touring
  > Europe as Neil's backup band early next year.
  > This is less weird than it sounds, since Phish backed
  > Neil at this years Farm Aid. Could Phish be the
  > new Pearl Jam?
Just a hippie dream!?


Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 13:49:01 -0500
Subject: A Tour Rumor

I've gotten second-hand word that a promoter has been lined up to work on 1999 Neil touring, and that it's to start in April. Can't vouch for how "firm" that is, though.

Also it appears Neil will do his nowadays standard "Europe first" routine. Barring any sliced fingers, of course. :-)

Time will tell how accurate this ends up being...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: Erik LeShane <crazyhorse@nwu.edu>
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 12:17:40 -0600
Subject: Neil New Year 2000?

Here's a great Neil rumour from Rolling Stone. I'm thinking this could be bigger than the Bridge International RustFests, if it happens.

The Neil mention is way at the bottom, for you non-Phish fans who don't want to read the whole thing...

Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 20:04:21 EST
Subject: Tour-related News in Evening Coconut

Hop over there...

Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 14:32:59 -0500
Subject: Titles of the new songs

I can now confirm that AS OF THE DAY QUOTED, the titles for Neil's new songs that Kurt Loder gave on MTV News were correct. But as with everything not yet cast in concrete by Neil, the titles ARE subject to change in the future.

I guess that means that until we hear something different from Neil, the title of the song played during his opening of the Bridge shows is Looking Forward. And the song played during his main set at those shows is Distant Camera.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 09:59:03 -0400
Subject: MTV talks Bridge

For the next day or so (the report changes daily), MTV has a RealVideo report on the Bridge Benefits on-line. It starts at almost the exact middle of the longer news clip (after reports on some rap singers, etc). The Bridge report includes a short clip of Neil singing these lines at the show:

"An ambulance can only go so fast
It's easy to get buried in the past"
Kurt Loder also says the new tunes are named Distant Camera and Looking Forward. My foggy memory of the lyrics doesn't tell me which title would apply to which.
. . . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Sat, 17 Oct 1998 12:00:00 -0400
Subject: Bridge News

Keep your eye on the Bridge Benefit XII page for on-going details...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: Tony Stack <tony@corp.home.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 09:50:52 -0700
Subject: Phishing Report: No Neil

Well Rusties,
No Neil and No Neil covers. :( The guy in front of me had a Bridge Benefit shirt on though.

My friend I and were saying on the way up to SF that it would be just like Neil to go ahead and play his own show somewhere else, while we all think he would be at the Phish show.

Nevertheless, the Phish show was of epic proportions. I am sure this show will be well documented on some Phish resources on the web, but even from a novices perspective they were amazing and I highly recommend anyone who can to go see them.


From: Tom Nash <tnash@tanning.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 14:21:55 -0600
Subject: Will Neil Join Phish?

Phish is playing tonight at the infamous Fillmore Theater. Granted, I have rambled about my yearnings to see Neil be the guest at Phish's Halloween show in Vegas, but Neil paying a little visit to the boys is really more of a possibility tonight - don't you think. Couple days before the benefit shows, stomping around his home turf. A much more realistic possibility than Neil tramping all the way to Vegas - right!


From: WeldedRust@aol.com
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 20:54:15 EDT
Subject: FA Rebroadcast Schedule

Here's an "edited Farm Aid" (3 hour version) rebroadcast schedule from CMT:

hang The DJ

Date: Mon, 05 Oct 1998 08:36:02 -0400
Subject: Neil Ill at Farm Aid?

According to the Chicago Sun Times:

Neil Young was fighting the flu and during a pre-concert press conference he admitted he "had a lot of things on his mind." Appearing with a full beard and short hair, Young performed a short set, eliminating the anti-factory farm filibustering of Farm Aid '97. His vocals on Heart of Gold and Old Man etched musical roots that continue to grow.
No wonder he cut the DBTR jam short.... :-)
. . . . RE*AC*TOR

From: George Casey <gcasey@pomona.edu>
Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 19:07:34 -0700
Subject: FA Cybercast Archived?

I asked a JamTV guy (Rolling Stone's cybercast commentator) about possibly archiving that Farm Aid cybercast:

> Hi Isaac,
> I really enjoyed the web broadcast of Farm Aid plus the chat.
> Will any of the Farm Aid sets be archived?  Especially Neil
> Young's set & Phish's set?  Surely that jam with Phish at
> the end is a moment in rock history, one of the longest
> Down By The River jams ever.  That alone makes this worth
> preserving!
> Thanks for the cybercast,
>   George Casey
And here's the reply.
> Thanks for the kudos, George.
> Unfortunately, due to rights issues beyond our control,
> the show will not be archived or rebroadcast.
> Yeah, that "Down by the River" was pretty nice. Perhaps
> I can negotiate an appearance in some "best of
> rollingstone.com" program or something.

Date: Sat, 03 Oct 1998 22:29:52 -0400
Subject: First Song of 98

Throw Your Hatred Down!!!

More show details, here...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Sat, 03 Oct 1998 13:39:47 -0400
Subject: Farm Aid Webcast!

Just found this (not sure why it didn't show up in my regular news sweeps this last week...):
More details at:
Says the webcast will begin at 3:45pm ET.

From: DrConcert@aol.com
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 13:09:25 EDT
Subject: Tentative Farm Aid Schedule

Please note that this is tentative. All times CDT:

From: Clements <sprstar@pacbell.net>
Date: Thu, 01 Oct 1998 04:16:24 -0700
Subject: FA Rebroadcast Planned

Here's something from Country Music Television:

CMT announces more hosts and a special re-broadcast

The CMT broadcast of Farm Aid '98 will include as hosts country artist Toby Keith and CBS News correspondent Alison Stewart as on-air hosts.

CMT will also re-broadcast the entire concert on Sunday, October 4 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT.

Horseshoe Man

From: joe crane <thrasher@iquest.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 23:43:59 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Farm Aid Start Time

Thanks to Little Wing for pointing out that Farm Aid is now scheduled to start at 12:30 Central Time instead of 3:00 CT. Gates open at noon.

Last year Willie and Neil came out first and talked, so you may want to be there for that.


From: Farmer_Rob@hotmail.com
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 07:14:30 PDT
Subject: Brian Wilson @ Bridge!!!

Just heard on radio:

"And making a very RARE public appearance, BRIAN WILSON of Beach Boys fame will be appearing at Neil Young's Bridge show.
Now, if only Johnny Cash would come, I could be complete!

Farmer Rob

From: joe crane <thrasher@iquest.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 09:43:03 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: More Farm Aid Additions

Saw this in a press release:

With the Farm Aid '98 concert just ten days away, Farm Aid announced today that Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys will join the star-studded lineup. Actor Woody Harrelson and Paul Shaffer of the Late Show with David Letterman will also make special appearances at the October 3 concert at The New World Music Theatre in Tinley Park Illinois.

From: joe crane <thrasher@iquest.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 09:36:15 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Bob at Farm Aid?

Newest rumor I heard is Dylan will make surprise visit to FA!


From: Clements <sprstar@pacbell.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 06:52:21 -0700
Subject: Brian Wilson added to Farm Aid

SonicNet reports that Brian Wilson has been added to the Farm Aid show. He'll appear with Christopher Cross, Jim Peterik, Joe Thomas, Matt Jardine, Ed Carter, and Todd Suchman.

For those taping the show, remember that the show broadcast is 8 hrs this year - up from the 6 hrs in years past.

Horseshoe Man

Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 08:39:41 -0400
Subject: Help with Farm Aid Details

Naomi Rothenberg wrote:

> ... my nice neighbors said they will tape FA for me.
> I just don't know for sure when its on or what channel.
It's on "CMT" ("Country Music Television"), not TNN. CMT used to be a competitor to TNN, but TNN bought them out. Since CMT is owned by TNN, and shares a web site ("Country.com") that's probably what's confused a lot of people. Farm Aid is NOT on TNN, it's on CMT.

CMT is not as widely carried as TNN. My local cable doesn't carry it... :-( On the up side, here's a chance for a whole 'nother production team to do it RIGHT this time (unlike TNN, who's really screwed up Neil's segments every year since the Ames, Iowa show where they carried ALL of Neil's set without interruption, other than to briefly cut away when thought he was finished but to cut back without a commercial when he did another song). Maybe, oh maybe, CMT will give Neil's set the respect it deserves.

Coverage starts at 4pm Eastern time on Saturday, October 3 and will run for 8 hours.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 08:16:24 -0400
Subject: Bridge Concert-Goer's Guide

For those who will be going, here's an excellent guide written by Calistar for last year's show...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: Nomore1@aol.com
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 17:25:21 EDT
Subject: Contact CMT about Farm Aid

hey folks - here's our chance to try and influence CMT not to butcher the music in their coverage of farm aid this year.

EVERYONE!!!!! - go to the CMT web site, click on the spot saying "questions/comments" and write them asking them to SHOW THE MUSIC!!!!!

I promised i would contribute more than usual if they did - and i meant it! If enough write in, maybe the majority of Neil's songs (if he sings instead of ranting) will get aired for once.


From: TinOtiS@aol.com
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 13:44:54 EDT
Subject: TV Hosts for Farm Aid

  Country Artists to Host Farm Aid '98 Telecast
    (NEW YORK-- ENTERTAINMENT WIRE --Sept. 16, 1998)

  Martina McBride, K.T. Oslin And Michael Peterson
  Featured In Televised Live Eight-Hour Special

  When CMT: Country Music Television telecasts
  FARM AID '98, CMT's first FARM AID
  ever, country artists Martina McBride, K.T. Oslin
  and  Michael Peterson will host segments of the live
  8-hour special on Saturday, Oct. 3 (4:00 PM-12:00 AM,
  ET).  The program will repeat Sunday, Oct. 4 (10:00
  AM - 6:00 PM, ET)

Date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998 14:25:02 -0400
Subject: Wallflowers back in Bridge Line-up

Wallflowers are again listed for the Bridge show....
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: joe crane <thrasher@iquest.net>
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 00:56:25 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Farm Aid press release

  Farm Aid heads back to Chicago
  Farm Aid '98 is returning to the Chicago area
  on October 3.  The event will be held at the New
  World Music Theatre in Tinley Park, Illinois and
  telecast live on CMT: Country Music Television
  from 4:00 to 12:00 Midnight ET.

  This year's event promises to be a very special night
  of performers.  Willie Nelson along with Farm Aid
  co-founders John Mellencamp and Neil Young will perform.
  Other performers announced for Farm Aid '98 are
  John Conlee, Steve Earle, Hootie and the Blowfish,
  Martina McBride, Phish and Wilco.  Other performers
  will be added.

  "We're glad to bring FARM AID back to Illinois
  where it all began in 1985," said Farm Aid
  President Willie Nelson.

  FARM AID, which was founded in 1985, has
  distributed more than $14 million to over 100 farm
  organizations, churches and service agencies in 44
  states. To make a donation to FARM AID, call
  1-800-FARM AID.
Okay, I'm in, where do I sign?


Date: Fri, 04 Sep 1998 11:13:08 -0400
Subject: No Wallflowers at Bridge?

Apparently the Wallflowers have been dropped from the Bridge show....
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: ShiangY@aol.com
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1998 21:31:37 EDT
Subject: Droge at Bridge?

Add Pete Droge to the list. Heard it from the horse's mouth, too. KFOG interviewed Pete yesterday in their studio. He said he will perform at the Bridge this year and will be joined by Mike McCready (of Pearl Jam).


From: Ken Kroack <kkroack@uti.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1998 14:02:27 -0500
Subject: Farm Aid Details

According to today's Chicago Sun Times, Farm Aid '98 is scheduled for 3 PM Oct.3, at the the New World Music Theater, Tinley Park, Illinois. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM Sept.12 at all TicketBastard locations. Prices are $45 for green circle (pavillion front), $35 for pavillion, and $25 for lawn, plus parking $2.75 and the dreaded various service fees.

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp will headline the benefit concert that will also feature Hootie & the Blowfish, Phish, Wilco, Martina McBride, Steve Earle, and John Conlee.


Date: Thu, 03 Sep 1998 14:01:52 -0400
Subject: Bridge Details

At Muzic.com they're saying that Phish will be playing, and Chris Issac will do a short "surprise" set. They also say this about Neil's "band":

Neil Young will not be using Crazy Horse, instead unveiling a new band which consists of Booker T. and The MGs stalwart bassist Duck Dunn, the quintessential session player, drummer Jim Keltner, who's beat the skins or everyone from Barbara Streisand to Bob Dylan, and finally guitarist Ben Keith, who not only played with Patsy Cline in 1963, but has picked on at least fourteen Neil Young albums dating back to the mid-'70s.
Tickets to the Saturday, October 17 show go on sale Sunday, September 13. Here's the full official line-up for the show (at least for SATURDAY, they probably won't announce Sunday until the Saturday show has sold out).... . . . RE*AC*TOR

From: David Gianadda <DavidG@heart.org>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1998 12:28:06 -0500
Subject: Wilco at Farm Aid

I just saw this on the Wilco board:

I confirmed today that Wilco are playing Farm Aid October 3 at the New World Amphitheater in Tinley Park, Illinois (suburban Chicago). I believe that the official announcement is tomorrow morning. The only acts I know that are on the bill for sure are Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Phish. But tomorrow's announcement will include others.
Have fun rusties. And get me a tape!

sherpa high

From: Clements <sprstar@pacbell.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 01:15:30 -0700
Subject: More on Bridge lineup

Just in from Muzic.com:

Neil Young Solidifies Bridge Concert Line-Up

While Neil Young vacations in Hawaii, his Eleventh Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert (HyperRust Editor's Note: Actually it's the twelfth...) continues to fill out. Spokespersons at both Lookout Management and Bill Graham Presents confirm that Young has tapped fellow Canadians Sarah McLachlan and Barenaked Ladies for the show, as well as The Wallflowers, Vapor recording Artist Jonathan Richman, the Eels, R.E.M., and . . . himself.

More details at that web page....
Horseshoe Man

From: Thrasher <thrasher1@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 20:47:14 -0400
Subject: Bridge Lineup Rumors

Reliable sources at the Shoreline have confirmed the following acts for this year's Bridge concert:

At least two other acts are in the final stages of confirmation (one major and one minor). Pearl Jam, sadly, are definitely NOT going to appear due to other post-tour commitments (i.e. sleep).

No word on exact ticket sale day.


From: Clements <sprstar@pacbell.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 14:44:05 -0700
Subject: Farm Aid round-up

Have information from a variety of very reliable sources: Farm Aid offices; Farm Aid website; a Farm Aid performer (old friend); TNN racing website; and the CMT website. Not gonna always tell which piece of info is from which so as to protect the innocent (guilty ;->)! Here goes:

Farm Aid website now lists Tinley Park as the city (no concert venue). Other sources say that New World Theatre is 99% sure, subject to final details/contracts/sponsorships.

Some artist announcements, site, ticket info MAY be released either during the auto race this Sunday (FARM AID ON CMT 300). Race is being broadcast on sister cable network TNN. A racing program show starts at 12:00 noon ET, with the race broadcast itself beginning at 1:00pm ET. Website also sez 11:00am PT, which would indicate a 1 hour delay for the West Coast, but west coasters better check in at 10:00am PT just to be sure.

A press release for Monday/Tuesday is another possible alternative, with the Sunday race as just a tease. This is all subject to final contracts being consummated.

Yeah, I know, this isn't very definite, but that's the way it is. Ya outta be used to it by now!! Very, very common in showbiz, especially for benefit shows where donations/sponsorships, no fees to performers, etc., are involved. Believe me, the Farm Aid folks WANT to release info ASAP so this can get as much publicity as possible, both for ticket sales and viewership, so that the maximum dollars can be raised. The terrible drought conditions in the Southwest is a multi-billion dollar disaster, which is now only to be compounded nationwide due to the global financial collapse.

Horseshoe Man

Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 09:26:11 -0400
Subject: Farm Aid NASCAR race

There's a "Farm Aid on CMT 300" NASCAR race that's coming up this Sunday in New Hampshire.

Yes, that's the full name of the race: the "Farm Aid on CMT 300". To further confuse things, that race will be broadcast on TNN! So I guess the name of the broadcast will be "The Farm Aid on CMT 300 on TNN" or somesuch... :-)

Details at: http://www.country.com/motor/hard-link/rn080698a.html

You might want to set your VCRs to record that race, since I'd guess that there will be promos for Farm Aid included throughout. Might be some Neil stuff mixed in there...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: catman <catman@mail.datasync.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 18:00:10 -0500
Subject: Farm Aid venue not nailed down yet

I called CBS Networks yesterday and talked to the 2 people giving the press releases out. They said everything was set except confirmation of the venue!!! That is supposed to be released next Monday!

From: Andy Strote <strote@interlog.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 1998 11:07:40 -0400
Subject: Status of REM at Bridge

According to Addicted To Noise, REM will not be touring -- but will be playing a few gigs including the Bridge shows. Album due on Oct 27, first video was shot yesterday, and the album is being described as "lush and beautiful".

Looking forward to seeing them at the Bridge shows.


From: Clements <sprstar@pacbell.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 1998 12:39:33 -0700
Subject: Bridge Lineup

Both Pollstar and the Reprise websites are now officially listing Barenaked Ladies as confirmed for Oct. 17-18 at the Bridge School Benefit Concerts. So we now have both R.E.M. and BNL as acts, along with Neil of course. About 4 to 5 more acts to go!

Horseshoe Man

From: Clements <sprstar@pacbell.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 19:18:12 -0700
Subject: Farm Aid News

I know that a press release was issued a week back about Farm Aid being set for October 3rd and to be broadcast on Country Music Television (CMT). Rumors have been that the show is to be at the same place as last year (Chicago-area, Tinley Park's New World Theatre).

Just wanted to throw in my 2 cents that on July 31st I did speak with an old friend/performer who is very close to Willie. He stated that Willie had told him to be "ready to go to the same place as last year on Oct. 3", subject to only the final details/contracts.

I also spoke yesterday with the Farm Aid offices who unofficially 'confirmed' that this is the plan and that an announcement with list of performers should be out in the next few days. Tried to wiggle a few hints, but no luck. They said they'd hoped the announcement had been made 'yesterday', indicating they were getting antsy too!

Horseshoe Man

From: Michael Gaither <mgaither@netcom.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 15:08:53 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Will Neil be there?

If you're on more than one list like me, you may have already seen this. But it has definite "Neil Rumor Content", so I figured fwd'ing it one more place would be appropriate. ;)

*** 4th Annual Coast Protection Music Festival ***

Another year has past and we find ourselves eyeing up the 14th annual Coastal Protection Music Festival - August 22 & 23 - San Gregorio, CA just south of Half Moon Bay and just west of La Honda. 11am til sundown both days.

(Full details on the web.)

This is an upcoming local festival. Thought it might be of interest to some of you (and it's for a good local cause, as well).

- Michael

P.S. A note from a buddy of mine who forwarded the message to me: "...most of the bands are San Gregorio Store regulars...We are expecting good crowds, especially Sunday (the 23rd). Merl Saunders played often with the Greatful Dead and we expect that there will be a lot of dead fans to entertain. Joan Baez has purchased tickets for both days, so keep your eyes open for Joan. Neil Young is a local and has been known to come out and do his thing..."

From: bh <heinsohn@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 12:03:47
Subject: Another Bridge Report

In the Houston Chronicle, 8/16/98:

"Neil Young has reportedly snared Pearl Jam, REM, and Barenaked Ladies to do his annual Bridge Concert in Northern California in mid-October. The gig benefits the school that Young's son, Ben, attends."
bh aka
brown-skinned indian

From: rick shearer <tiorick@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 07:41:23 PDT
Subject: Neil invited to Benefit

According to KLOS radio in LA, Neil has been invited to play at a 10/11/98 benefit for Native American education. Tom Petty as well. No word on whether he has accepted.

Here's the write-up from their web site (check the Aug 13 listing):

Look for R.E.M. to play Neil Young’s annual Bridge Benefit in Mountain View in Roctober. The annual show raises money for The Bridge School which helps disabled children.

Meanwhile, Neil, Tom Petty, and Bruce Hornsby have been invited to perform at a show Roctober 11, for the Native American Educational Program. No word yet as to whether or not they’ll agree to play the show in Nashville.

Rick 'proto-rustie'

From: Chuck King <cking@minn.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 09:36:45 -0500
Subject: REM Confirmed for Bridge

SonicNet's Music News Of The World has a story stating that R.E.M. is definitely playing at the Bridge Shows. Note the plural "Shows". In the article, a Lookout Management spokesperson gives the dates as October 17-18.

The story includes quotes by Bertis Downs, R.E.M.'s manager about the shows so it sounds legit.

"Moe the Sleaze"
a.k.a. Chuck King

From: mip3@cornell.edu
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 15:12:22 -0400
Subject: Rumor Reenforcement?

To add further fuel to the Bridge Concert rumors, I found some lovely tidbits of information on Muzic.com. You do the evolution and try to figure out what's going on here folks. Especially when compared to the OFFICIAL Pearl Jam rumors site:

From: Chuck King <cking@minn.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 06:29:12 -0500
Subject: More Bridge Rumours

It has been rumoured elsewhere in cyberspace that Pearl Jam and R.E.M. will be playing this year's Bridge show(s). WOW!

"Moe the Sleaze"
a.k.a. Chuck King

Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 08:13:15 EDT
Subject: Farm Aid '98 Scheduled

See the News Flash.

From: Chuck King <cking@minn.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 06:47:54 -0500
Subject: Barenaked Ladies at Bridge?

According to a SonicNet Music News article, the Canadian band Barenaked Ladies have been offered a spot at this year's Bridge Concert:

The Barenaked Ladies were overjoyed to learn Wednesday that Neil Young wants them to perform at this fall's Bridge School benefit concert. Young stages the show each year to raise money for children with disabilities.

Young's manager, Elliot Roberts, spoke with the popular Canadian rock band, who are said to be major Neil Young fans, just before they hit the stage at the H.O.R.D.E. (Horizons of Rock Developing Everywhere) summer festival show at Jones Beach in New York.

"Moe the Sleaze"
a.k.a. Chuck King

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