More on ‘Rock Meets Classic’

My last post put a request for more information on Rock Meets Classic out into the universe and a response came back on my phone today in the form of an article in the Chicago Tribune. Thanks, universe (and writer of said article, “Springfield proves there’s life after ‘Jessie’s Girl,’ ‘General Hospital.'”)

So here you go, straight from the fingers of the man himself (it was an email interview):

“Next month I’m doing a tour of Germany, with a symphony orchestra playing my songs that have been transcribed for the different instruments,” the 67-year-old singer said. “Don Felder (Eagles) and Steve Lukather (Toto) are also on the bill. I have gigs booked through the year and we are looking at TV and movies with more focus now.”

And this clarification on my last post – new material, not a CD of the symphony music (no confirmation yet on whether it’s a blues album):

Additionally, Springfield noted that he is “writing a new CD/album/free download that I hope to have out before the end of the year.”

Now just waiting for an announcement about one of those “gigs booked through the year” being within driving distance from my house, no flight or hotel stay required (because I’m not sure I can get away with another getaway for just myself and not the whole family…).

I might as well ask the universe for that too, right?

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2 thoughts on “More on ‘Rock Meets Classic’

  1. A little Rick news : watched the movie “Lion” with Nicole Kidman. One part when the little boy is on the train you hear State of the Heart playing in the background. Movie is up for best picture btw.

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    • That must have been a nice surprise! I haven’t seen that movie yet.

      From Wikipedia: “State of the Heart” is a song originally recorded by Australian rock group Mondo Rock for their 1981 album Chemistry, and written by the group’s guitarist Eric McCusker. Mondo Rock’s version was a commercial success in their native land of Australia peaking at #06 in that same year. Fellow Australian Rick Springfield covered the song on his 1985 album, Tao. This was the second of three singles from the LP, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. Springfield performed the song at a Live Aid offshoot concert in Australia in July of 1985.

      Have you heard this version before?

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