Phil Collins will stream a rehearsal on Facebook today (Monday) at 2 p.m. ET. He starts a run of eight U.K. shows on Wednesday in Nottingham. 

The annual Music Of charity concert at New York's Carnegie Hall will focus on Led Zeppelin. The lineup for the March 7th show will be announced soon.

Bad Company will warm up for a performance aboard Rock Legends Cruise 6 with a show at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on February 13th, two days before the cruise sets sail from nearby Fort Lauderdale.

Peter Frampton is Dan Rather’s guest on The Big Interview on AXS-TV this coming Tuesday.

U2 took the Top Boxscore honor at the Billboard Touring Awards this week. Guns N’ Roses won Top Tour.

Radiohead drummer Phil Selway joined Ringo Starr and His All-Starr BandWednesday night at the Beacon Theater in New York City, playing in tandem with All-Starr's drummer Greg Bissonette on “With a Little Help From My Friends” and “Give Peace a Chance.”

The Eagles and Jimmy Buffett will team up for a few stadium shows next summer.

Timothy B. Schmit’s onetime Poco bandmate Richie Furay will open his December 3rd concert at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles. 

Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band will headline the Allman Brothers-curated Wanee festival, April 19th to the 21st in Live Oak, Florida.


The Us Generation Documentary, about 1982’s Us Festival, will air for the first time on AXS-TV November 28th. Tom PettyThe PoliceFleetwood Mac and Santana are among the featured performers.

The Keith Emerson estate has re-released Emerson Plays Emerson on CD as well as digitally.

Loverboy guitarist-songwriter Paul Dean's 1989 solo album, Hard Core, is now available digitally for the first time.

Alice Cooper was joined on stage Saturday in Leeds, England by three original members of his band -- bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruceand drummer Neal Smith.

Look for Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers to tour together next summer.

The Rolling Stones are looking to tour the U.K. next year. Mick Jagger tells The Sun, “We were disappointed not to perform in the U.K. on our recent jaunt and we're looking forward to getting plans in place to do so next year."

The International Astronomical Union has officially named a minor planet discovered by its members after Roger Waters.

Rick Wakeman is maintaining his comic sideline, tweeting, “Cold tap went berserk in my dressing room and water shot onto the front of my trousers. Luckily I wear a long coat as it looked like I'd weed myself, and thanks to the cold water, I nearly did.”


The classic soundtrack album from A Charlie Brown Christmas, performed by The Vince Guaraldi Trio, returns to vinyl November 17th.

Ahead of their Tryin’ to Reason… hurricane benefit on November 19th in Tallahassee, Florida, Jimmy BuffettKenny Chesney and Toby Keith are asking for videos showing folks in storm-ravaged areas coming together to help one another. If you have anything, email Benefit@Margaritaville.TV.


Blue Oyster Cult will release Rarities Volume One, two LPs of demos, on Record Store Day November 24th.

Allman Brothers Band drummer Jaimoe has been recognized with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail in his hometown of Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Thursday's Band Together Bay Area concert, with Metallica, Dave Matthews, Dead & Company and others, will be streamed live on Metallica.com, the band's YouTube channel and Facebook page starting at 8:45 PM ET.

Nikki Sixx's Sixx A.M. posted a lyric video for the "re-imagined" version of "Accidents Can Happen" from The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack 10th Anniversary Edition.

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson has a painting up for bids on eBay with the proceeds going to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. The bidding ends Saturday.

Lifeson painting 1106 SC


The new Scorpions collection, Born to Touch Your Feelings – Best of Rock Ballads, will be out on November 24th.

The second season of Ozzy and Jack's World Detour, the A&E series about the Osbournes’ father-son journeys, will premiere November 8th.

Jimi Hendrix gets the cover treatment courtesy of Big Head Todd and the Monsters on their upcoming New World Arisin’ album, which comes out November 3rd. They do “Room Full of Mirrors,” a song Jimi recorded with Band of Gypsys.

The new season of Dan Rather’s The Big Interview on AXS-TV will feature quite an array of classic rock personalities.  Steve Miller on November 14th; Peter Frampton on November 21st; and E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt on December 5th.

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.

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.

Drummer Kenney Jones, who has been in The Small Faces, The Faces, The Who, The Law and The Jones Gang, has written an autobiography. He says the “first draft went to the publishers... Hopefully not too many rewrites! Scheduled release is around April. Now I need to sift through photos and think of a title. Got one milling about but we shall see.”

Mark Knopfler has made 48 shows from his 2015 European tour available for sale through his website.

Vanilla Fudge will headline the annual Westchester All Stars fundraiser for veterans. The show is set for December 1st at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, New York.

Rock photographer Robert Knight is celebrating 50 years in the business with a book, Rock Gods: Fifty Years of Rock Photography, that comes out January 16th. It includes his shots of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Tom Petty, Van Halen, KISS and many others.

Bob Marley came in at number-five ($23 million) and Tom Petty came in sixth ($20 million) on Forbes magazine's ranking of the highest-earning dead celebrities. Michael Jackson led the list with $75 million for the past year.

Ian Gillan of Deep Purple will release a three-CD set of his solo work -- The Voice of Deep Purple: The Gillan Years -- on November 17th.

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett tweeted a photo of himself with Jimmy Page captioned, “Rad hanging out with Jimmy a few weeks back in London.” On Sunday, Hammett will be at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, signing catalogs of its current horror exhibit, It’s Alive!.

Dave Davies and Foghat have been added to the 2019 Rock Legends Cruise, joining Kansas, Buddy Guy and The Outlaws. More stars will be announced soon.

Eric Clapton will attend the DOC NYC screening of his documentary, Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars, on November 16th at the SVA Theater in New York. The film will make its television debut on Showtime on February 10th.

Mark Knopfler denies a rumor that he’ll be a special guest on former Dire Straits' bassist John Illsley's U.K. tour.

Some golf advice from Rick Wakeman: “It was recommended to cut six inches off of my golf clubs as it would help me and it did, as after I did that they fitted perfectly in the dustbin.” He adds that the round he played last week was his “final disgraceful exhibition.”

Pat Benatar has announced her first run of 2018 dates. You can find them at BenatarGiraldo.com.

Former Foreigner multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald will reproduce his saxophone parts from "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" at Saturday night's T-Rex tribute at City Winery in New York. Among those joining him are former Alice Cooper bassist Dennis Dunawayand singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega.

The next Monsters of Rock Cruise sets sail out of Miami on February 11th with Tesla, Queensrÿche, Lita Ford, Winger, Steve Harris from Iron MaidenRick Allenfrom Def Leppard and many others. It will dock in Falmouth, Jamaica and the private isle of Labadee before returning to Miami on the 16th.

Kansas, The Outlaws and Buddy Guy will sail on Rock Legends Cruise 7 in February of 2019.

A new book by Gene Simmons, On Power, will be out on November 14th.


The Eric Clapton documentary, Life in 12 Bars, will be screened at the Miami Film FestivalSunday night. The documentary will air on Showtime beginning in February.

Pink Floyd will reissue A Collection of Great Dance Songs and Delicate Sound of Thunder on vinyl November 17th.

Bryan Adams releases a new hits collection, Ultimate, on November 3rd. It contains two new songs: "Please Stay" and "Ultimate Love."

Angus Young paid a visit to The Rolling Stones in Düsseldorf, Germany, where they are performing last night (Monday). Keith Richards posted a photo of him and the AC/DC guitarist on his social media pages.

Great surprise to see Angus in Düsseldorf!

Posted by Keith Richards on Monday, October 9, 2017

Brian Johnson, responding to the good wishes for his 70th birthday last Thursday, says, “I send you all my love. It’s a big number, on a big day, and I wish I could have a drink with every one of you. I salute you all. Thank you.”

Mark Knopfler has yet to comment on Dire Straits’ nomination for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he has released a statement on the death of Tom Petty. “I was so sad to hear the news about Tom Petty. I always loved him, from his first classic record with The Heartbreakers and on through the years. My thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”

Yes guitarist Steve Howe will release the album he made with his youngest son, Virgil, who died suddenly last month. Nexus will be out on November 17th. Howe says, “We hope that the music just completed will stand as a fitting tribute to his life and legacy.”  

REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin has commented on the massacre in Las Vegas, which happened while they were in town. He writes, “I will never stop believing in the goodness of human nature. One man's depravity pales in comparison to the acts of bravery and sacrifice of so many who acted heroically, protecting others beneath the horrific rain of bullets… I met a man at the Las Vegas airport who shared his story of having traded his two tickets for the Route 91 Festival for two tickets to our Sunday night show just down the street. In his mind, REO saved his life.”

Colin Blunstone says he is "really excited that The Zombies have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018. Keeping my fingers crossed that this will be third time lucky! Don't forget to vote for us!"

Whatever medical ailment forced Steven Tyler to fly back to the U.S. while Aerosmithpulled the plug on the rest of their Latin America tour will be behind him on October 21st. That’s the day he’s scheduled to perform at producer David Foster’s 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala and Concert at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada.

Yusuf/Cat Stevens says his new album, The Laughing Apple, includes a number of old songs he felt deserved a second chance. He tells Rolling Stone that recording in the late '60s was "new to me and I had to leave the process...to the professionals." That's a kind way of admitting they were overproduced, in sharp contrast to the style that eventually made him a worldwide star.

Collective Soul -- Live, the first official full-length concert album in the band’s 20-plus-year career, will be out December 8th.

Joe Satriani has posted “Energy,” a track from his album What Happens Next, which comes out January 12th. Ex-Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes and Satch’s Chickenfoot bandmate Chad Smith are the rhythm section for the cut. You can find it at Blabbermouth.net.

Jeff Beck posted a video on his website of Steven Tyler singing “Train Kept A-Rollin’” at Beck’s 50th anniversary celebration last year. The entire concert will be released on album, DVD and Blu-ray as Live at the Hollywood Bowl on October 6th.



Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Foghat are on the bill for RockFest 80's, November 4th and 5th at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Gov’t Mule’s annual New Year’s Run will feature a December 29th show at Borgata in Atlantic City and December 30th and 31st at the Beacon Theater in New York.

Citing sources from Bob Dylan’s camp, Rolling Stone speculates that the next volume of his Bootleg Series will come from a documentary film of the Rolling Thunder Tour with Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Mick Ronson and others. Or it could be more outtakes from Blood on the Tracks and Desire.

A show called Celebrating David Bowie will tour the U.S. next year, February 10th through March 11th. Led by onetime Bowie sidemen Adrian Belew and Mike Garson, the tour promises guest appearances by others who worked with him.

The 1985 Dire Straits song, "Walk of Life," is the theme song to the new CBS Monday night sitcom, Young Sheldon, an offshoot of the popular The Big Bang Theory.

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.

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.  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.

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.

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 FestivalJimi 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bryan Adams will release an Ultimate hits collection with two new songs in the fall.

Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders will tour New Zealand together in November.

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.