Joe Walsh & Brian Johnson Recording Together and other Nuggets

Joe Walsh was recently in a London studio recording with AC/DC singer Brian Johnson. Johnson was repaying the favor after Walsh was a guest on the last season of his U.K. TV show,A Life on the Road

Robby Krieger has formed a new band, which he has appropriately namedThe New Experience. They’ll do their first show Thursday at the Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank, California.

Joe Perry tells BillboardthatThe Hollywood Vampires, his band with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, is “the best-kept secret in rock and roll right now because we can’t tour like a regular band would. So we do what we can and try to make people aware of it with everything we can until we can actually tour.” They hope to tour next spring.

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons says he’ll be on the next Queen of the Stone Age album along with Dave Grohl.

Elvis Costello and the Imposters will follow up the summer’s co-headline run with Blondie with a fall tour. It kicks off October 23rd in Charlottesville, Virginia and runs through November 26th in Milwaukee. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Guitarist Frank Sidoris of Slash’s band has left the European tour to be with his wife,Alexandria Finley, as she starts chemotherapy for cervical cancer.Cory Churko, who plays with Conspirators members Todd Kerns and Brent Fitz in the cover band Tuque, will fill in until it wraps up in the middle of next month.

Carl Palmer has borrowed bass player Dave Pastorius from the Pat Travers Band to fill in for Simon Fitzpatrick in his Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy as he is with his wife in London awaiting the birth of their first child. Palmer is part of the Royal Affair Tour with Yes,John Lodge and his other band,Asia.

John Mayer played Jerry Garcia's Wolf guitar during Dead & Company's show Sunday at Citi Field in Flushing, New York.

Metallica are raffling off a pair of third-row tickets for their S&M 2 show with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on September 8th in San Francisco. All proceeds go to the band's All Within My Hands Foundation. Each online entry costs $10.

A new Jackson Browne song, "A Human Touch,” is featured in the documentary 5B, about nurses and doctors who “altered the way those living with AIDS were cared for and gave hope to those affected.”

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