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It looks like the planned Buffalo Springfield reunion tour is not happening this year after all, according to guitarist/vocalist Richie Furay. In a recent radio interview on WBAI/New York, Furay said that "I was actually told, 'We’re doing this 30-day tour.' And Neil [Young] is just fickle, and even though it boils down to all three of us making a decision... without the three of us, really there can't be anything that would even resemble a Buffalo Springfield. I gotta say that we probably lost a little bit of our momentum. That isn't to say it couldn’t be picked up again, but I certainly don't see anything happening this year." Buffalo Springfield played their first reunion show at Young's Bridge School Benefit concert in the fall of 2010. The next summer they played a six-date theater tour in California before performing at the Bonnaroo festival in 2011.
In addition to a keynote speech at SXSW next month, Bruce Springsteen will perform as part of the annual festival in Austin, TX. Springsteen and his E Street Band will play a special show at an as-yet-unannounced "intimate venue" on Thursday, March 15. SXSW will hold a ticket drawing for entry into the show. More information can be found here.
In other Springsteen news, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will pay tribute to the Boss all week, with Bruce and the E Street Band performing tonight and returning this Friday as the only guest on the show. On Tuesday night, Kenny Chesney will cover Springsteen's "I'm On Fire," while Elvis Costello will appear Thursday night to take on "Brilliant Disguise." Last but not least, Springsteen made a surprise appearance Saturday night at an Asbury Park fundraiser for the family of his longtime personal trailer, Tony Strollo, who passed away this month. According to Rolling Stone, Bruce joined Strollo's brother on acoustic guitar, then played his own six-song set.
Carlos Santana has signed on for a two-year residency at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Santana will have a run of shows in May and June, then return in September with the residency running through 2013, according to Billboard.com. Part of each ticket sold will go to Santana's charity, which supports children's art, education and health programs.
A new iPad app called The Guitar Collection: George Harrison is now available through iTunes. The app brings George Harrison's private guitar collection to life through photographs, detailed descriptions, audio, and video footage. Fans can examine Harrison's private guitar collection through personal audio recordings from Harrison himself as he introduces many of the guitars and plays sections of songs. The app features a number of Harrison's best known guitars, including the Gretsch G6128 Duo Jet, the Gibson J-160E, the Rickenbacker 360/12, the Fender Stratocaster named 'Rocky' and more. Additional guitars will be added in the future.