The firm lineups for the four, February 26 Recording Artists Coalition concerts in Southern California are now confirmed.
Performing at the Forum are The Eagles, Billy Joel, John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow; at Universal Amphitheater, Dixie Chicks, Trisha Yearwood, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris; at Long Beach Arena, No Doubt, The Offspring, Weezer; and at the Wiltern, Beck, Eddie Vedder and Mike Ness.
Earlier this week (January 23), RAC and American Federation of
Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO (AFTRA) and American Federation of
Musicians (AFM) members converged on Sacramento, calling on legislators
to support Senate Bill 1246 legislation to repeal California
Labor Code Section 2855, subdivision B, because it unfairly excludes
recording artists from the same protection of law afforded all other
working persons in California who sign a personal services contract.
They lobbied for the repeal of the former amendment to
the state's "seven-year" statute which amendment exempts musicians from
the seven-year limit on entertainment contracts. RAC members Don Henley, Carole King, John Fogerty, Beck, Stevie Nicks, Ray Parker, Jr., Sheryl Crow, the Deftones, Paul Doucette (Matchbox Twenty), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and Dexter
Holland (Offspring) were all on hand.