HERE THEY COME …?: There has been some speculation that a Monkees 2011 reunion tour is a done deal after it was noticed that the tour schedule on Davy Jones’ website showed “Here They Come” for several dates. We checked with a spokesman for Jones, who told us there’s “nothing definite yet.” Additionally, there were reports of Davy appearing on “The Dr. Phil Show” Thursday, but the latest on the show’s website doesn’t show he’ll be appearing.
MONKEES ON TV AGAIN: “The Monkees” TV show is back on your TV if you get Antenna TV, a new digital multicast network featuring vintage television shows and classic movies. It’s only available in limited areas, though. Here’s the website where you can check and see if it’s on in your area: http://www.antennatv.tv/.
MICHAEL NESMITH REHEARSAL: Austin Retro Music Examiner Rebecca Chulew has a video of Michael Nesmith rehearsing “Tapioca Tundra” for the recent Videoranch 3D concert on the web plus pictures of the show. You can see it here.
DON KIRSHNER PASSES AWAY: Don Kirshner, who butted heads with the Monkees over their creative direction, died Monday of heart failure at 77, according to Variety. It was Kirshner’s insistance on keeping the Monkees a very commercial band that led to a parting of the ways with the band.
LOOKING BACK AT “HEAD”: Don’t miss our interview with archivist Andrew Sandoval, who discusses in detail the re-release of “Head” on DVD and CD.
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