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Music News: Aerosmith, Stevie Nicks, and Elvis Presley

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After cancelling a show in Concord, California, Aerosmith has announced their Let Rock Rule tour will resume on August 16th in Washington. The band scrapped the Concord show, in order to give drummer Joey Kramer time to undergo a minor medical procedure.

Kramer has reassured that he is feeling better, and plans to make the Washington gig, which was suggested to be cancelled. He sent his gratitude for the love and support from fans and other well-wishers. There were initially reports Kramer’s medical emergency was due to a heart problem, but a publicist for the band says that was never the case.

In other music news, if by any chance you ever had thoughts of knitting a shawl for Stevie Nicks, now the Fleetwood Mac vocalist is offering the opportunity in doing so.

Nicks has partnered with Talenthouse for a competition, where the winner will be awarded a cash prize and the singer-songwriter’s professional photo of her wearing the winning shawl. The winner and photo will also be seen on Nicks’ website and social media pages. The competition ends on September 29th, and the winner and runner-up will be announced on October 14th.

Meanwhile, as Elvis Week has once again come around, fans of the music legend made a nighttime walk past the gravesite at Graceland holding flickering candles, marking the 37th anniversary of Presley’s death on August 16, 1977.

According to Associated Press, fans in Memphis, Tennessee quitetly strolled through the Meditation Garden where Presley, his parents and grandmother are buried. People had begun to arrive early to secure a spot in line outside Graceland gates. There were also those watching Elvis tribute artists sing and dance. The vigil is of courst the highlight of Elvis Week, in which events also included an auction of Presley artifacts, including a 1977 Cadillac Seville which Presley used.