Tag: Ricky Wilson

The B-52s’ ‘Cosmic Thing’ to receive 30th anniversary reissue with remixes, live set

The B-52s’ ‘Cosmic Thing’ to receive 30th anniversary reissue with remixes, live set

The B-52s this summer will release an expanded 30th anniversary reissue of their fifth album Cosmic Thing, the record that served as a comeback following the death of guitarist Ricky Wilson and catapulted the Athens, Ga., party band into orbit with hit single “Love Shack.” Check out the full tracklist here.

Vintage Video: The B-52s dance this mess around in 1983 West German TV performance

Vintage Video: The B-52s dance this mess around in 1983 West German TV performance

For this week’s installment in the Vintage Video series, we revisit the classic, original lineup of The B-52s — including the late Ricky Wilson — as the band plays a 30-minute set in Dortmund, part of what was then West Germany, in 1983 for the TV show “Rockpalast.” The set comes a month after the release of “Whammy!”

Keith Strickland quits touring with The B-52’s: ‘My barnstorming days have come to an end’

Keith Strickland quits touring with The B-52’s: ‘My barnstorming days have come to an end’

Saying “my barnstorming days have come to an end,” Keith Strickland — a founding member of The B-52’s who switched from drums to guitar following the 1985 death of Ricky Wilson — today announced that he’ll no longer tour with the 35-year-old Athens, Ga., party band, although he’ll remain a member.