Toto will release a live collection, 40 Tours Around the Sun , around the world on March 22nd. A U.S. date is forthcoming. Available in multiple configurations, it was captured last March in Amsterdam.
Tony Iommi was on hand when the Black Sabbath bench was unveiled Saturday in Birmingham, England. Iommi tweeted , "It was so nice to see the wonderful turnout of fans from all over the world… Thank you all so much for coming and supporting this fabulous event...really great!"
Universal Music's publishing arm has filed suit against Clive Palmer , the Australian politician who rewrote Twisted Sister 's "We're Not Gonna Take It" without permission for ads for the United Australia Party. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for March 6th.
In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 will be reissued as a two-LP set on May 3rd.
Sting says he and Shaggy , his musical partner last year, will “have some ace news to share on Monday.”
The San Francisco Giants will do their seventh annua l Metallica Night on April 26th. A part of the proceeds from special ticket packages sold for the game against the New York Yankees will go to the band's All Within My Hands Foundation.
Rod Stewart has a new multi-year deal with Live Nation for a "global touring partnership" covering production and promotion.
Paul Stanley took advantage of KISS having two off days last week to continue recording an album by his R&B band, Soul Station . Stanley and KISS will do a rare club show Monday at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California.