Brian Wilson's new collection, Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology, is out today (Friday).
The vinyl version of Ringo Starr's new album, Give More Love, is out today (Friday).
The 50th anniversary edition of The Rolling Stones' 1967 album, Their Satanic Majesties Request, is out today (Friday).
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins release Everybody Knows, their first-ever joint album today (Friday).
Van Morrison's new album, Roll With the Punches, is out today (Friday).
The final album recorded by Leon Russell, On a Distant Shore, is out today (Friday). Russell died last November 13th at age 74.
Black Country Communion -- the group consisting of Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, Joe Bonamassa and Derek Sherinian -- release their fourth album, BCCIV,today (Friday).
Nancy Wilson of Heart’s new side project, Roadcase Royale, releases a debut album, First Things First, today (Friday).
David Bowie’s “Heroes" will be reissued today (Friday) as a picture disc in celebration of its 40th anniversary.
Yes guitarist Steve Howe writes, “On behalf of my wife Jan and all our family and his loved ones, we would like to thank everyone who has written so movingly to us following the sudden death of our younger son, Virgil Howe, at age 41. Your message are helping us through this most difficult of times. Virgil's love for his daughter was paramount. He was a truly gifted musician who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.”
Sammy Hagar has rescheduled the Florida shows that he called off due to Hurricane Irma. The new dates are November 11th in St. Augustine, the 12th in Pompano Beach, and the 14th in Clearwater.
The Zombies will take part in the ninth annual 30A Songwriters Festival, set for January 12th through the 15th at venues along Highway 30A in Florida's South Walton County.
Chris Cornell will be honored at the L.A Chefs for Human Rights fundraising dinner at Cassia in Santa Monica, California on Monday. Vicky Cornell will accept on behalf of her late husband.
Patti Smith will become the fourth recipient of the John Lennon Real Love AwardDecember 1st at Symphony Space in New York City. She’ll also do a set of Lennon songs on a night when various artists will perform Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety.
The new season of Dan Rather’s The Big Interview on AXS-TV will feature quite an array of classic rock personalities. Sharon Osbourne kicks it off on October 10th. Also stepping up to the microphone are Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee of The Doobie Brothers on October 17th; Geddy Lee on October 24th; Steve Miller on November 14th; Peter Frampton on November 21st; and E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt on December 5th.
Todd Rundgren will announce the details of ToddStock 2018 on September 28th.
Rick Wakeman is always good for a laugh. Here are two of his latest tweets: “At last a hotel room with a bath I can get in. It will be such a thrill for all parts of my torso to be in the water at the same time.” And, “Got a wobbly tummy. Spent the night in the bathroom. Got a flight in four hours. Hope it's not a small plane or else I'm in serious trouble.”
Benmont Tench, the keyboardist in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, will play solo shows at the Iridium in New York on November 8th and 9th.
An exhibit of paintings by original Squeeze drummer Gilson Lavis will open at the Salomon Arts Gallery in New York Friday. In Tune With the Portraits features likenesses of legendary Broadway and jazz stars. Lavis has played with former Squeeze bandmate Jools Holland in the BBC late night host’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 1994.
Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Steve Lukather of Toto guest on Californiasoul, the new album from the Supersonic Blues Machine, which will be out on October 20th. The Supersonic drummer is Kenny Aronoff.
The Moody Blues will do another Las Vegas residency, performing Days of Future Passedat the Wynn Hotel at the end of January. They also have a rock cruise on the schedule earlier that month.
Lynyrd Skynyrd issued a statement regarding country star Troy Gentry, who was killed in a helicopter crash Friday. “Our hearts go out to the Gentry family … what a tragic loss. Troy was not only someone we were able to share the stage with, he was a close friend. We send out a prayer for his family in this time of mourning. We do know one thing for sure, rock and roll heaven just gained another angel. We are gonna miss you Brother.”
Gary Clark Junior's cover of The Beatles' "Come Together," which is in the Justice League trailer, is now available at digital retailers and streaming sites.
Jimmy Buffett will play a New Year’s Eve show in Nashville with Huey Lewis and the News opening.
Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Murray Lerner, who captured Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors giving their final performances in 1970 at the Isle of Wight Festival, has passed away from kidney failure at age 90. The Who reacted to his death, saying, “Rest in peace Murray. You were one of a kind.” Lerner directed 2007’s Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who.
The 5 Freeway between Routes 170 and 118 in Southern California has been renamed the Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway.
Robert Plant will release "Bones of Saints," the first single from his new album, Carry Fire, on Friday. The album comes out on October 13th.
John Fogerty’s residencies at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas are nominated for the Best Resident Headliner/Performer award in Las Vegas Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards 2017.
REO Speedwagon’s recent show in Syracuse, New York was filmed by AXS TV and will air in November.
Joe Perry, Bryan Adams and Glenn Hughes are among the artists on Set the Record Straight, the new album from Billy Ray Cyrus. It will be out on November 10th.
Dave Mason sat in with Mick Fleetwood’s Blues Band Saturday at Mick’s restaurant on Maui. The show was to celebrate the publication of Mick’s new book, Love That Burns - A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac Volume One: 1967-1974. Mason, who was a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1993 to ’95, calls Mick a “wonderful friend and artist. I had a great time sitting in on a couple of songs. Time with Mick both on and off the stage makes my heart sing.”
Responding to a tweet that the late Glenn Frey was wrong to fire him from the Eagles, Don Felder says, “I forgive him. He did what he had to do in his heart.”
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young is the subject of an unauthorized biography called High Voltage, which is out now.
The line of hand-painted sneakers by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen sold out immediately after they were announced on Tuesday. He says, “I was blown away at the unexpected and overwhelming response since we didn't advertise before releasing the sneakers. This is pretty exciting considering we're just getting started."
Moody Blues bassist John Lodge says he’s releasing a concert CD, vinyl and DVD from his recent tour. He’s also teasing a new song, “Important Words,” on his website and social media accounts.
Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge will release a new album, Water in the Desert, on October 20th. He’ll start a North American tour on October 31st.
Bret Michaels will perform before the NASCAR Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, North Carolina on September 3rd.
Troggs bassist Pete Staples will publish a memoir, Wild Thing: A Rocky Road, on September 1st.
Joe Walsh has rescheduled his three September shows at the Las Vegas House of Blues for November 16th, 18th and 19th. They were postponed when the Eagles agreed to play Classic Northwest in Seattle on September 30th.
Gene Simmons, Cheap Trick and The Jayhawks will play a benefit concert called The Children Matter on September 20th in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Bryan Adams will release an Ultimate hits collection with two new songs in the fall.
Former Byrds bassist Chris Hillman premiered his Tom Petty-produced cover of Petty’s “Wildflowers” on Stereogum.com today (Thursday). It’s from Hillman’s Bidin’ My Time Album, which comes out September 22nd.
The Original Blues Brothers Band, featuring Memphis guitar legend Steve Cropper, will release a new album October 6th. The Last Shade of Blue Before Black has guest appearances by Doctor John, Paul Shaffer and Eddie Floyd.
Guns n' Roses have teamed up with Harley-Davidson for a limited-edition line of men and women's wear that will be sold at the motorcycle company's dealerships around the world.
Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders will tour New Zealand together in November.
Ace Frehley will do a short tour in and around New York City in September.
Bryan Adams and fellow Canadians Randy Bachman and Fred Turner will perform in Toronto at the September 30th closing ceremonies of the Invictus Games, a Paralympics competition for British Commonwealth nations.
ELO's "Living Thing" is the soundtrack of a new commercial for Volkswagen.
Boston’s spring and summer tour raised $78,000 each for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Mercy for Animals, two organizations that work to protect animals from unnecessary suffering.
Santana has announced the first 2018 dates of the band's residency at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. They are January 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 31st and February 1st, 2nd and 3rd.