The biggest classic rock stories of the week find us saying sad goodbyes to two highly influential (and very different) guitar players, wishing Foreigner keyboardist Michael Bluestien all the best in his recently revealed cancer battle, and giggle as Gene Simmons’s famous collection of nudie pictures goes up in flames on his terribly corny TV show.

We also get our first look at Andre 3000 dressed up as Jimi Hendrix for his role in a controversial upcoming film, learn way more than we really wanted to about Boston singer Brad Delp’s last days and the legal battle that followed it, hear former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony weigh in on the group’s recently announced tour delay, and in the biggest (no wait, make that smallest) surprise of the week, hear about Guns N’ Roses starting a show late.

Check out all of this week’s biggest stories on Ultimate Classic Rock, plus some favorites from around the web, with the links below:

This Week’s Biggest Stories from Ultimate Classic Rock:

Legendary Folk Guitarist Doc Watson Dead at 89

Foreigner Keyboardist Michael Bluestein Diagnosed with Cancer

Ex-Van Halen Bassist Michael Anthony Doubts Story About Cancelled Tour Dates

Shannon Tweed Burns Gene Simmons’ Nudie Pictures

Influential Blues + Jazz Guitarist Pete Cosey Dead at 68

First Photo of Andre 3000 at Jimi Hendrix Emerge

Court Documents Recount ‘Embarrassing Incident’ That Preceded Boston Singer’s Suicide

Procol Harum Singer Gary Brooker in Serious Condition After Fall

Guns N’ Roses Delay Causes Fans to Walk Out

Rare 1974 Kiss Promo Poster Sells for $1500 on Ebay

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