Mick Jagger is single again after his 23-year-old girlfriend, Noor Alfallah, ended their three-year relationship. She has now taken up with someone 18 years younger than Mick, 57-year-old German investor and philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen.
An expanded edition of The Rolling Stones’ legendary Rock and Roll Circus will be reissued in the spring. The long-lost December 11th, 1968 TV show in London featured The Who, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Jethro Tull and others.
Two new Beach Boys rarities collections were released digitally with no advance notice on Friday. I Can Hear Music: The 20/20 Sessions and Wake the World: The Friends Sessions focus on the band's two 1968 albums and contain previously unreleased alternate takes, backing tracks and demos.
Paul McCartney's Carpool Karaoke episode with James Corden was the top YouTube video of 2018 in the U.K., ahead of the Royal Wedding.
Neal Schon says “dates are being booked now” for Journey Through Time, his side band with original Journey singer and keyboardist Gregg Rolie, former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo and others.
Original KISS drummer Peter Criss and his wife Gigi have commented on the death of Gene Simmons’ mother. They say, “Our hearts go out to Gene and the family during this sad time. Florence was an amazing woman and mother, and we pray she is at peace in heaven.”
KISS had 184 million streams on Spotify this year. That breaks down to 21 million fans across 65 countries who listened for a total of 10 million hours.
Sting has commented on his Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination. “It was a joy to make the 44/876 album with Shaggy and that joy carried over onto the stage during our tour… It’s an honor for us that the album has been recognized by the Recording Academy… Thank you to Shaggy, all of the musicians who contributed to the album and tour, to the warm and wonderful people of Jamaica who welcomed us and this project with open arms, and to my loyal fans for always joining me on my musical adventures.”
John Prine, who just got three Grammy nominations, will kick off a spring tour April 5th in Atlanta and wrap it up June 8th in Chicago. Tickets go on sale December 14th.