Updated October 8:

In the midst of Rick’s busy schedule, he will make an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on October 30.

Updated August 18:

New details regarding the 2nd Annual Rick Springfield & Friends Sun Dazed & Star Filled Nights Cruise include:

* A Beach Party Shore Excursion on November 14 consisting of a live Rick Springfield Unplugged Concert at the Playa Mia Beach Resort, an open domestic bar, International buffet, beach games and round trip transportation from the ship to the beach resort. Click here for tickets which cost $119.00.

* A Fan Appreciation Concert that will take place on the last night of the cruise where Rick and his band will perform the entire “Working Class Dog” album.

For a sneak peek at the cruise check out his video clip below.

Updated May 20:

It’s been announced that Doug Davidson (Paul, The Young and the Restless) Brandon Barash (Johnny, GH) and Mark Goodman (“MTV,” “VH1”) have joined the 2nd Annual Rick Springfield & Friends Sun Dazed & Star Filled Nights Cruise, as well as special musical guest Richard Marx.

The Carnival Cruise ship Destiny will depart from Miami, FL and travel to Cozumel, Mexico from November 12 – 16.

Fans can expect to enjoy full concerts with both Rick Springfield and Richard Marx, as well as enjoy unplugged intimate sessions with both musicians; engage in a Q&A with Rick, Doug Davidson and Brandon Barash; attend cocktail parties; take photos with Rick; and enter to win onboard exclusive Rick Springfield Event opportunities.

For more information go to Rick Springfield’s website.

Originally posted March 27:

It’s no wonder that Dr. Noah Drake hasn’t swung by to see his only granddaughter yet. Rick Springfield has been one busy guy. He’s been promoting his album, “My Precious One” and touring at the same time.

The album is different from his trademark rocker style. It’s a collection of heartfelt original songs that he wrote years ago when his two sons were babies. “As as songwriter, I wanted to commemorate the birth of our children. Since neither of them were good sleepers, it seemed like a good idea to write some lullabies,” Rick has said of the collection. “I rediscovered them last year, stuck in the back of a drawer in my music room. They brought back so many good memories that I decided to rerecord and share them.”

As for Rick’s tour, new dates and cities continue to be added so fans are encouraged to visit his web site often. In addition, Rick recently did a live show at Los Angeles’s famous Key Club to benefit the children of Uganda.

The 2nd Annual Rick Springfield & Friends “Sun Dazed & Star-Filled Nights” cruise is currently in the planning stages. The Miami departure date is November 12, 2009 and fans can get involved by visiting his site.

Let’s hope that there’s a break in Rick’s schedule soon so that his General Hospital fans can see him soon. In the meantime, he’s certainly not hard to find!