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New Nesmith CD – New Monkees CD – New Tribute Cd – oh my!

March 27, 2011 by  
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New Monkees collection! Called the THE MONKEES: MUSIC BOX – is a new
collection with 4 CD’s and many rare tracks and a 96 page booklet. You can
pre-order the CD at this link and get 5% off and it will be sent to you as
soon as it is released on February 20:

A detailed track listing with all players on each track can be found here:


From: “Shane Worden”

Hey Brad and all Monkeealert listers,

Just a short note to let you know that orders are being taken for the CD
release of Nez’s “Live At The Palais” over at Videoranch. I stopped by
this evening, and all the info. is in the “Tunes” shopping section. Cost
is $19.95 plus Shipping.


(note: this is the first time this recording has *ever* been available on
CD, and the LP has been out of print for over 20 years.)


From: ~Bethany

‘ello all! Just wanted to let you know that I’m on the Rhino website and
they’ve officially pushed back the release of The Monkees Music Box from
February 13 to February 20, 2001. Something tells me there are probably more
delays in store..



From: Sapphiregem13

I was just checking out and there quiz is 5 questions
about the monkees! If you answer them correctly you get put in a drawing to
win a cd.


From: QueenJS65

Arizona Alice and the Lost 18

Alice Cooper is having a charity golf tournament near his home in Arizona.
Him and Micky Dolenz were good friends in the 60s and 70s, and I heard that
Micky will be participating in this event.


From: “Randi L. Waddell”

found at:

Mike Nesmith Tribute Album – Mon, October 30, 2000

Dren records is putting together a tribute album for Michael Nesmith. Any
bands interested in contributing a song should contact Dren at:


From: Sally C.

Here’s some items for the egroups list. It may be dated news, since I just
got on the list last week.

In December last year I chatted with Peter between sets of a Shoe
Suede Blues show in Hollywood, CA. I asked him about the (then rumored)
Monkees tour. He said the Monkees would be touring the east coast and
midwest in March, but would not be on the west coast unless they pick up a
summer tour. He didn’t mention any other reunion activities (such as
movies) except for the March tour.

In October last year one of my co-workers at Paramount Pictures
saw Micky on the studio lot. Apparently Micky had a meeting with one of
the production companies. He was wearing a nice suit and tie, and carried
an alligator skin briefcase. My friend recognized Micky and gave him
directions to the office building because Micky couldn’t find it (the first
time I was on the lot I got lost, too).

Sally C.


Monkee Business Fanzine Monkees News Update
updated January 14, 2001

Although the Monkees continue to plan their solo tour schedules, they will
be joining forces for a short three-week tour March 1 through March
21. Tentative
dates are pencilled in for Clearwater, Orlando, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL,
City, NJ, Uncasville, CT, Verona, NY, Westbury, NY, and NC, GA, PA, and DE.
Look for more details here as they are announced. Davy, Micky, and Peter did a
photo shoot recently for an upcoming issue of “Vanity Fair” magazine, and their
upcoming reunion has already been profiled on “Entertainment Tonight”.
The reunion tour will be handled by David Fishof, who produced the guys’
1986 tour.
Fishof recently became Davy Jones’ personal manager and wants to steer
Davy’s career
back toward the stage and the musical theater—he also envisions the
Monkees’ tour
leading up to a stint on Broadway. Davy recently told MONKEE BUSINESS FANZINE
(Dec. 2000) that the limited run Broadway show would be called
“Monkeemania” and
would star the Monkees—“even ‘Beatlemania’ didn’t have the real
Beatles,” Davy
said. “Monkeemania” would resemble the 1987 tour, with all the comedy
skits and schtick, with guest stars, a different celebrity playing Mr.
Babbit every
night, and the audience never knowing who would show up on stage with the
“It could be Peter’s friend James Lee Stanley or Micky’s sister or my band,
the familiar faces,” Davy says. In all of these proposed projects, Davy
told MBF,
“Mike is always welcome. He can do anything we can. He has done
everything we’ve done.”

Peter has been touring with both his Shoe Suede Blues rock’n’blues band and
the Two Man Band acoustic duo with James Lee Stanley.

Shoe Suede Blues Dates
Shoe Suede Blues concerts previously scheduled for the East Coast for December,
January, and March have been cancelled/postponed to accommodate Peter’s
schedule for the upcoming Monkees reunion tour.

Two Man Band dates
Jan. 14, Towne Crier, Pawling, NY, 914-855-1300
Jan. 19, The Soda Pop Shop, Montclair, NJ, 973-509-7113
Jan. 20, Framingham Civic League, Framingham, MA, 508-365-6258
Jan. 21, house concert at the home of Helen Pantuso, Rockland County,
NY, e-mail for further info to or
Jan. 26, The Point, Bryn Mawr, PA, 610-527-0988
Jan. 28, Muse at the Gray Goose, Londonderry, NH, 603-437-6085
(changed from Jan. 27)
Jan. 31, Fitzgerald’s, Chicago, IL, 708-788-6670
Feb. 1, Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI, 414-276-7288
Feb. 3, Fulton Opera House, Lancaster, PA, 717-397-7425
(changed from Feb. 4)
Feb. 10, Backstage at the Coffee Gallery, Altadena, CA, 626-398-7917

Davy can be found on tour, playing a number of solo
shows with his band across North America:

Date & Venue
Jan. 27, Moraine Valley College, Palos Hills, IL, 708-974-5500
Feb. 24, Rajah Theatre, Reading, PA, 610-371-8820
Apr. 7, Morganton Memorial Auditorium, Morganton, NC, 800-939-SHOW
April 27-29, EPCOT Center, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL,
July 13, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
August 10-11, Dover Downs, Dover, DE, 302-674-4600 or 800-711-5882 (rescheduled
from March 16-17)

Micky has several irons in the fire this year professionally, but he will
still find time to tour with the Teen Idols (Micky, Bobby Sherman, and
Peter Noone) this summer. He also has a solo rock’n’roll show where he
does a full show of Monkees hits and rock’n’roll classics, backed by
his band and his sister Coco on vocals.

Micky Solo Dates
April 17-24, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, sailing April 14 and April 21
May 9, Potawatomi Casino, Milwaukee, WI, 800-PAYS-BIG
May 11, Sagamore Ballroom, Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis,
IN, 317-262-3410, with Peter Noone
May 19, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA, 404-223-8428, with Peter Noone and
the Grass Roots’ Rob Grill
June 8, Leelanau Sands Casino, Suttons Bay, MI, 800-922-2WIN, with
Peter Noone
Nov. 21-28, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, sailing Nov. 18 and Nov. 25

Micky with the Teen Idols Dates
Feb. 10, 2001, Capitol Civic Center, Manitowoc, WI, 920-683-2184

Michael Nesmith is working on his movie, “Fried Pies”, a second novel, The
America Gene, and he is opening another branch of his company Videoranch in
Anchor Bay Entertainment will be releasing some of Nez’s films on DVD for the
first time, “Timerider” and “Tapeheads”, along with his concert video “Michael
Nesmith–Live At The Britt”.
Nez’s company Videoranch is also planning to reissue his “Live at the Palais”
concert album on CD, complete with bonus tracks.
Check out for details and updates.

Rhino Records’ Handmade division has released a 3-CD set, “Headquarters
Sessions”, chronicling the making of the Monkees’ album “Headquarters”.
The compilation makes use of unreleased demos, backing tracks, studio chatter,
song fragments, and early versions of tracks. The complete track listing is
available at
On Feb. 13, 2001, Rhino will retire the “Listen To The Band” Monkees 4-CD
boxed set and replace it with “The Monkees Music Box”, an updated 4-CD
set which is expected to include some unreleased alternate versions of Monkees
tunes—from tapes which have surfaced since the release of the previous box
set. Keep checking for a full track listing.

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