One of rocks pioneers will be celebrated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this fall.
Chuck Berry will be honored by the hall as part of its American Music Masters series.
Berry was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In October, the icon will be the subject of a weeklong celebration by the hall and Case Western Reserve University. It kicks off Oct. 22 and ends with an all-star tribute concert on Oct 27. In a statement released Tuesday, 85-year-old Berry said he is looking forward to reelin and rockin in Cleveland.
Nelson on train
Country legend Willie Nelson is on board for this years Railroad Revival Tour.
Hell be joined by Jamey Johnson, Band of Horses and actor-musician John Reilly and Friends.
The train tour kicks off Oct. 20 in Duluth, Ga., and runs through Oct. 28 in Oakland, Calif. The artists will ride in vintage, 1940s railcars. Theyll perform in open air, pop-up concert venues in parks, fields and lots around the railroad tracks where they stop.
‘SNL’ specials due
NBC will air two Saturday Night Live prime-time election specials.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt announced Tuesday that the SNL specials will air Sept. 20 and 27.
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Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Barbara Harris is 77. Bassist Verdine White is 61. Supermodel Iman is 57. Cartoonist Ray Billingsley (Curtis, which appears in The Journal Gazette) is 55. Guitarist Thurston Moore is 54. Singer Marty Brown is 47. Actress Illeana Douglas is 47. Actor Matt LeBlanc is 45.