Burnside To Open For Beasties

R.L. Burnside, Pennywise, Lynnfield Pioneers, Pete Townshend, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Junior Kimbrough. . .

North Mississippi bluesman R.L. Burnside will open for the Beastie

Boys in Toronto on Aug. 15.

The B-Boys gig is hardly the 71-year-old artist's first foray into ultra-hip modernity.

His forthcoming album, Come On In (Aug. 25), is a series of remixes by producer

Tom Rothrock (Beck, Foo Fighters).