Kid Rock/ Star Tribune photo by David Joles
The North Dakota State Fair has been cancelled due to flooding. That leaves some pretty big names — Kid Rock with Sheryl Crow, Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Pat Benatar, Charlie Daniels Band — short one gig during the July 22-30 period. Wonder if Mystic Lake Amphitheater might consider picking up any of them (save Toby, who is playing the Minnesota State Fair) on short notice?
Speaking of the Minnesota State Fair, the Grassroots will perform Aug. 29 as scheduled despite the death Monday of lead singer Rob Grill. Mark Dawson has been sharing vocal duties for a while, and Grill had been off the road for five or six weeks, according to State Fair spokeswoman. Grill, 67, had suffered a stroke and recently hurt his head in a fall. The Grassroots are on the Happy Together package with the Turtles, Buckinghams, Mark Lindsay and other 1960s groups.
Matt Nathanson will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Eletric Fetus and then autograph his new album, "Modern Love." ... Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd was arrested before the band’s Massachusetts gig opening for Soundgarden. He was charged with robbing a pharmacy in Mansfield, Mass.
Chickenfoot’s second album, "Chickenfoot III," is set for Sept. 27. ..The Weezer Cruise, Jan. 19-23 from Miami to Cozumel, features Dinosaur Jr., Gene Ween, Sebadoh and, of course, Weezer. www.theweezercruise.com.