A few weeks ago, Billboard broke the story that The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac were plotting to headline a new bicoastal festival called “Classic East” and “Classic West.” Today, the official announcement of Classic East and Classic West is here, revealing that the two-day festivals will also feature Journey, Steely Dan, Earth Wind & Fire, and The Doobie Brothers. The new pair of Classic Rock festivals will go down July 15th – 16th at Los Angeles’ Dodgers Stadium, and July 29th – 30th at Citi Field in New York City.Something similar to what was last year’s Desert Trip Music Festival, also known more casually as Oldchella, Classic East and Classic West are brought to you by industry superpowers Azoff MSG Entertainment, Live Nation, the Oak View Group, and Creative Artists Agency.This will mark the first shows from The Eagles since the death of founding member Glenn Frey, and since Don Henley announced their breakup. These are the only announced dates for both The Eagles and Fleedwood Mac in 2017.[via Billboard]
Press Association Odemwingie made the comment on Tuesday during the latest in a string of Twitter outbursts directed against his employers. On Sunday, the Nigerian used the social networking site to hit out at being a substitute in recent games, a move which followed his failed attempt to engineer a move to QPR in January. The 31-year-old, West Brom’s top scorer for the past two seasons, has 15 months remaining on his four-year deal but may seek to force the issue over his future when the squad reconvenes for training following two days off. Odemwingie, who joined West Brom in 2010, said of himself in a tweet posted on Tuesday: “I see a free player. A player who buys out his contract soon. Or a retired player. Does he look like he cares much? They made him not to.” Article 17 of FIFA’s transfer regulations states players over the age of 28 can end their contracts two years after signing for a club by paying a compensation figure arrived at by taking into account their wages and transfer fee. Albion have already confirmed Odemwingie’s recent outbursts will be dealt with internally. Press Association Sport understands he is likely to face another fine, having received the same punishment over his antics during the January transfer window. It is also understood the club will not sack the player, who was the subject of a £2million bid from QPR in January, as they still view him as a saleable asset. Peter Odemwingie will return to training at West Brom on Wednesday despite hinting that he could attempt to buy out the remainder of his contract at the Hawthorns.
DES MOINES — Despite a federal judge’s order last week to shut down the Dakota Access oil pipeline, the leader of an Iowa environmental group says the battle is far from over.BOLD Iowa executive director Ed Fallon says he’s pleased the ruling mandates the pipeline be closed while a lengthy environmental review is conducted. “We formed specifically to fight the Dakota Access pipeline in 2015 after I walked 400 miles across Iowa to meet with landowners and farmers and others,” Fallon says. “We’ve put together a really strong coalition that’s been fighting an uphill battle the whole way, so this is exciting.”The Dakota Access pipeline runs from North Dakota through South Dakota and across 350 miles of Iowa, ending up at a refinery in Illinois. Fallon says the pipeline has already caused damage to farmland, crops and soil. “Farmers have been really affected by this, crop yields have been hit,” Fallon says. “There have been issues with soil compaction that still haven’t been addressed. We’re always concerned about a spill or a leak which, it’s just a matter of time before that happens. And the big elephant in the room, climate change. That has not been addressed to the extent that it needs to be.”Fallon says BOLD Iowa will remain engaged and will weigh in with the courts and those conducting the environmental review, as well as with Iowa officials. “We’ll continue to stand with landowners and farmers here,” Fallon says. “There are still outstanding lawsuits against the pipeline company. Most people don’t even know that. We’re also going to continue to talk with our Iowa Utilities Board and say, ‘Look, we know you approved the expansion but maybe now it’s not such a good idea.’”The court has instructed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete a full Environmental Impact Statement on the project. Energy Transfer Partners, which runs the pipeline, is appealing the judge’s order that the pipeline be shut down within 30 days. The company says the pipeline can’t be shut down and drained by August 5th and that the process will take 90 days.