Woodstock Promoter Looking at Two-Day Toronto Festival, Santana Recording Covers Album, more

Toronto's Downsview Park, who hosted "SARS-stock" in 2003, will be the site for a two-day festival on July 10 and 11 that they hope will rival Woodstock.

Organized by Artie Kornfeld, part of the 1969 festival's organization team, the festival would be a combination of music and awareness campaigns for world peace, poverty and environmental concerns.  Kornfeld and co-producer David Kam would like to donate 50% of the proceeds to organizations associated with the efforts.

Kornfeld told Toronto's Globe and Mail "The world is now in an even deeper position than the Cold War and Vietnam. There’s trouble in every country … this is a chance to give hope, and who’ll do it if not the old Woodstockers?"

Carlos Santana and executive Clive Davis are working on a new album in hopes of continuing the success they've had over the last ten years with Supernatural, Shamen and All That I Am.   Once again, the majority of the album will be collaborations with other artists but, this time, with a twist.  They will be covering rock classics.  Per an article today at Billboard.com, the following have been recorded:
  • Sunshine of Your Love (with guest Rob Thomas)
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps (India.Arie and Yo-You Ma)
  • Little Wing (Joe Cocker)
  • Can't You Hear Me Knocking (Scott Weiland)
  • Smoke on the Water
  • Fortunate Son

Olivia Newton-John will be making a cameo appearance on an upcoming episode of Glee, performing the song Physical with Jane Lynch.   Lynch is especially excited as she is a huge fan and even named her dog Olivia after the singer.

Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero players will get a dose of 80's on March 25 with the release of Motley Crue's Girls, Girls, Girls, the Go-Go's We Got the Beat and Night Ranger's Sister Christian.  All will be downloadable.

Asia presented the cover of their new album, Omega, for the first time on Thursday.  The album is expected in April.

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