Quick Takes 12/21/21

  • Queen‘s Brian May is urging everyone to get the covid vaccine. The legendary guitarist, who has been battling the virus for over a week, spoke to fans over social media, with Blabbermouth transcribing, “There are so many people in hospitals right now who weren’t jabbed who are right on the line between life and death. And I can’t emphasize to you enough — this is not the response that my body would have made on its own. It’s making this response because I’ve had three Pfizer jabs. And I beg you and implore you to go and get jabbed if you’re not already, ’cause you need the help. I lost one of my very best friends to covid very early on; in six days, it killed him. It could have done me the last six days, but it didn’t because of the jabs.”
    • May went on to say, “I despair seeing these people protesting against the vaccine, protesting against their rights being violated ’cause they might have to wear a mask. Jesus Christ, guys, our parents fought through wars and had their civil rights knocked away. All anyone is asking is for you to play your part to try and unite against this invader. And it’s a nasty thing, and it isn’t finished yet.” (Blabbermouth)

  • Journey is set to perform live in Manhattan’s Times Square on ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022. The show airs on New Year’s Eve (December 30th) starting at 8 p.m. ET. During Journey’s most recent Las Vegas run with a symphony orchestra, the band filmed and recorded an upcoming live DVD of their greatest hits.

  • Graham Nash, James Taylor, and Herbie Hancock are among the performers set to perform at the 2022 MusiCares Person Of The Year Benefit Gala saluting Joni Mitchell. Also set to play are Brandi CarlileMickey GuytonBlack Pumas, and Jon Batiste, with additional artists still to be announced. (Press release)

  • Stevie Wonder dropped nearly $14 million on a Mediterranean-style house is located in the exclusive L.A. enclave Bel Air Crest. The Motown legend purchased the property for a cool $13.9 million from Saudi Prince HH Mohammed bin Faisal bin Saud Al Saud.
    • Dirt.com reported: “The guard-gated community where other current and former residents have lived has included NBA star Anthony DavisKenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.” (Dirt.com)