RandomNotes DOUBLE TROUBLE Eric Clapton celebrated 50 years as a recording artist, in New York, where he traded licks with opener Gary Clark Jr. on “Before You Accuse Me.” The tour was set to continue in L.A., but Clapton canceled due to severe bronchitis, saying he is “very sorry to disappoint [my] fans.”
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DOG DAY Katy Perry took a stroll in Santa Barbara after announcing she and Orlando Bloom have split up. She will be performing at the U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival in June, which may be part of a bigger tour.
HAIL TO THE BEACH Thom Yorke unwound in Miami two days before he kicked off the new leg of Radiohead’s Moon Shaped Pool world tour at the nearby American Airlines Arena. CLOCKW ISE FROM TOP LEFT: PA IMAGES/S .COM; AKM-GSI ; STEVEN TYLER/T WITTER IPA USA; MARK LACHOVS KY; INSTARIM AGES
In recognition of his “service to the arts,” Ray Davies was knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. “It’s nice being noticed,” says the Kinks frontman, who just released his new solo LP, Americana, backed by the Jayhawks. “But I still want to prove that I can write music and be contented by it. That’s what I strive for.”
AERO FORCE Steven Tyler celebrated his 69th birthday at Disneyland. “The happiest place in the galaxy,” he tweeted, sharing a photo with Chewbacca. Until recently, Tyler was planning a fall U.S. tour with Aerosmith, but they have chosen to hit the studio instead.
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