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John Mellencamp Shares Unreleased “Scarecrow” Track

  • A previously unreleased track from John Mellencamp’s 1985 album “Scarecrow” is out.
  • “Smart Guys” is part of the upcoming extended version of the album, available November 4th.
  • Fans can get a two-CD version of the remastered album plus outtakes and alternative versions.
  • Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

Steve Perry Releases Expanded Holiday Album

  • Steve Perry has released an extended 10-track digital version of his 2021 holiday album.
  • “The Season Deluxe Edition” adds two new tracks, including the new original song “Maybe This Year.”
  • Perry says the two new tracks are dedicated “to my friend, Lamont Dozier.”
  • Source: uDiscoverMusic

Bruce Springsteen Has No Plans To Retire; Reveals Final Moments With Clarence

  • Bruce Springsteen  has no plans on retiring anytime soon.
  • The 73-year-old says he “can’t imagine” giving up performing, and says it would only happen “If I got to the point where I was incapacitated, or something.”
  • He also talked about his final moments with Clarence Clemmons, sharing that he played "Land of Hopes And Dreams" to him in the hospital.
  • Source: Consequence

Rock & Roll Legend Jerry Lee Lewis Dies At 87

  • Jerry Lee Lewis passed away Friday at the age of 87.
  • He's best known for such songs as “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin Going On, which he released in 1958 at just 22-years-old. 
  • He was a member of the inaugural class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
  • Source: Variety

Bruce Springsteen Releases Cover Of “Don’t Play That Song”

  • Bruce Springsteen has given fans another taste of his upcoming album, “Only The Strong Survive,” which drops November 11th.
  • The latest is a cover of the Ben E. King track “Don’t Play That Song."
  • Originally released in 1962, the song,  was one of King’s biggest hits, hitting number 11 on the Hot 100 chart. 
  • Source: Bruce Springsteen

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Elvis Costello Announces Four-Day “Elvis In Iceland” Event

  • Elvis Costello is headed to Iceland next year for a very special event.
  • Dubbed “Elvis in Iceland,” the event will feature four days and nights of live music, taking place in Reykjavik from May 25th to 29th.
  • Elvis will be joined at the festival by Steve Nieve and special guest Nick Lowe.
  • In addition to the music, attendees will get to enjoy the wonders of the area and more.
  • Source: Elvis Costello


Salt N Pepa to be Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • Salt-N-Pepa not only made it in a man's world - they crushed it, proving women can excel in what is the male-dominated genre of rap and hip hop
  • The group - consisting of Cheryl James (Salt) and Sandra Denton (Pepa) - are getting their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • The ceremony happens November 4 and features guest speakers MC Lyte and Roxanne Shante
  • Source: Music-News.com

Bruce Springsteen Releasing New Song Tomorrow

  • As we told you, Bruce Springsteen is set to release the new album “Only The Strong Survive” on November 11th
  • Now The Boss is set to release his take on the track “Don’t Play That Song” tomorrow.
  • This is the third song he's shared from the album.
  • Source: Bruce Springsteen

Mike Campbell To Broadcast Brooklyn Concert

  • PBS is featuring the televised premiere of the New York Brooklyn Bowl concert by Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs.
  • The show starts airing in select markets on Saturday night as part of the “Front and Center” music series.
  • The concert will also be available on the “Front and Center” YouTube Channel starting at midnight Eastern on Saturday.
  • Source: Jambands

Bono Says U2 Wants To Make A “Noisy, Uncompromising Guitar Album”

  • Bono gave fans insight into what may become U2’s next record.
  • He says they have actually finished an album called “Songs of Ascent,” but says “we’re not putting (it) out,” noting they didn’t “scrap it,” just put it on hold.
  • Instead he wants to making a “noisy, uncompromising, unreasonable guitar album,” saying they "need to put the firepower of rock ’n’ roll back."
  • Source: New York Times


REO Speedwagon Original Bassist Gregg Philbin Dies

  • The members of REO Speedwagon are mourning the loss of their original bassist, Gregg Philbin, who has passed away.
  • In a post on their website Kevin Cronin writes that “his health had been an issue for some time, and today his soul is freed.”
  • Gregg played on the first six Speedwagon albums, as well as the "Live" You Get What You Play For" double-live album.
  • Source: REO Speedwagon

Chrissie Hynde Reveals New Album Title

  • Chrissie Hynde says her upcoming album will be called “Relentless” and won’t be held back to tie in to the band's touring dates.
  • Hynde said on social media that “it takes ages to get an album out these days.”
  • She and her band have been playing in small venues for crowds of around 200, but she says their new target is 2,000.
  • Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

Smokey Robinson Announces New Vegas Shows

  • Smokey Robinson is headed to Las Vegas next year.
  • The singer has booked two new shows at the Venetian Theater inside the Venetian Hotel.
  • The shows are set for April 14th and 15th, with tickets on sale this Friday.
  • Source: U Discover Music

David Crosby Criticized For Calling Iron Maiden “Noise”

  • David Crosby got called out after sharing his opinion about Iron Maiden on social media.
  • When a friend tweeted about seeing Maiden's show he replied,  “It’s so weird to me that you like that noise.”
  • Many people clapped back at David, including 
  • David Crosby apparently isn’t much of a heavy metal fan. The singer got called out after sharing his opinion about Iron Maiden on social media. 
  • David’s friend Vin Downes shared a tweet about how much fun he had at a recent Maiden show in Kansas, noting “they’re still as tight as ever and put on an amazing show.” But apparently David wasn’t impressed, responding, “It’s so weird to me that you like that noise.”
  •  Several people clapped back at David for his opinion, including Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick, who said he shouldn’t criticize them if he hasn’t seen the band live.

Bono Apologizes For Stunt Putting 2014 U2 Album On Apple Devices For free

  • Bono’s memoir “Surrender: 40 Songs One Story” comes out November 1st
  • In it apparently in it he apologizes for the 2014 stunt that put their 2014 album “Songs of Innocence” on all Apple devices for free.
  • He also talked about how much he hates watching U2's Live Aid performance because of his mullet.
  • Source: The Guardian

Berry Gordy & Smokey Robinson Named 2023 MusiCares Persons Of The Year

  • MusiCares has chosen not one but two people to be feted as their 2023 MusiCares Persons of the Year.
  • Motown founder Berry Gordy and singing legend Smokey Robinson will receive the honor.
  • The 32nd annual MusiCares Persons of the Year benefit gala will take place February 3rd at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
  • Proceeds from the event support MusiCares, which provides relief to music professionals in need.
  • Source: Variety

Brandi Carlile & Joni Mitchell Performing Next Summer At The Gorge In Washington

  • This past summer, Joni Mitchell joined Brandi Carlile at the Newport Folk Festival for her first live performance since suffering a brain aneurysm in 2015.
  • Now Brandi has announced she and Joni will be playing The Gorge in Washington State this summer.
  • Dubbed “Echoes Through The Canyon,” the shows will go down June 9th and 10th.
  • Brandi will headline solo on the 9th, and Joni will join her for a “Joni Jam” on the 10th.
  • Source: Brandi Carlile

The Eagles Add Five More “Hotel California” Shows

  • The Eagles are yet again extending their “Hotel California” tour.
  • The band has announced five West Coast dates kicking off in February.
  • The new dates launchh February 19th in Portland, Oregon, wrapping March 3rd in San Diego, California.
  • Source: The Eagles
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