Classic Nuggets: AC/DC, Bad Co., Chrissie Hynde and more

A new AC/DC photo book,Big Balls - Rare And Unseen AC/DC Images From 1976-1981, will be out at the end of July.

Bad Company are releasingThe Swan Song Years, a six-disc box set of the studio albums they recorded for Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song label between 1974 and 1982.

Chrissie Hynde has donated a signed Danelectro guitar to London’s All Stars Boxing Gym for auction on eBay. The money it raises will help maintain “All Stars as a safe, friendly and motivational place for young people from all backgrounds.” The auction ends on Sunday.

Former Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is the subject of a limited-edition photo book.Ritchie Blackmore: A Life in Vision will be published on September 12th.

An orchestral version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” provides the soundtrack to a new RAM truck commercial.

The Smithereens and Southside Johnny Lyon will be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, on October 27th at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park.

The “first dedicated academic overview of the music, career, influences, history and cultural impact” of The Rolling Stones will be published in October.The Cambridge Companion to the Rolling Stonescontains essays by musicologists, ethnomusicologists, film scholars, filmmakers and other professors.  

Costumes Mick Jagger wore on The Rolling Stones’ 1975 U.S. tour inspired an Yves Saint Laurent fashion showheld last week in Malibu, California.

Wolfgang Van Halen is playing drums on the new solo album by Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery.

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros will play his Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California August 1st through 3rd.

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