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Dead & Company Extend “Final Tour”

  • Dead & Company just added two more shows to their "Final Tour."
  • They've added second night at Boston’s Fenway Park on June 24th, and a third show at San Francisco’s Oracle Park, July 16th, which will now be the final night of the tour.
  • Tickets go on sale Friday.
  • Source: Dead & Company

Bono Reveals U2 Death Threats In New Memoir

  • Bono’s memoir “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story” comes out November 1st.
  • In it he discusses the death threats U2 has received over the years.
  • He says he was warned not to sing the Martin Luther King assassination verse in "Pride" during a concert in Arizona.
  • He was warned he "would not make it to the end of the song.”
  • Source: NME

Journey Announces 2023 Tour With Toto

  • Journey is set to head out on a massive tour with Toto in 2023.
  • It’s dubbed the “Freedom Tour 2023,” after their latest album.
  • The 38-city trek kicks off February 4th in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and wraps April 25th in Palm Springs, California.
  • Source: Consequence

Neil Young Announces 50th Anniversary “Harvest” Reissue

  • Neil Young’s fourth studio album, “Harvest,” is getting a deluxe reissue for its 50th
  • The box set will come with the original album, three studio outtakes, and a previously unreleased solo performance from 1971.
  • The three-LP or three-CD set is available for pre-order now and will be released on December 2nd.
  • Source: Consequence

Report: Janet Jackson Planning New Tour

Janet Jackson was supposed to go on her “Black Diamond” tour in 2020 before COVID did away with those plans. Well, now a new report reveals she’s preparing for her musical comeback. 

Elton John & Ed Sheeran Performed At Robert Kraft’s Wedding

  • New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft married Dr. Dana Blumberg in New York Friday night, and didn’t have your ordinary old wedding band.
  • Elton John and Ed Sheeran both performed at the festivities.
  • Elton performed as a gift for the couple, and the wedding was planned in three weeks because it was the only date he had available.
  • Source: New York Post

Tina Turner Has Her Very Own Barbie Doll

  • Tina Turner is now a Barbie.
  • As part of their Barbie Signature Music Series, Mattel has just released the Tina Turner Barbie Doll.
  • The doll is dressed in a recreation of the outfit Tina wore in her “What’s Love Got To Do With It” video, and sells for $55.
  • Source: Billboard

Queen Drop Previously Unheard Song; Announces New “The Miracle” Box Set

  • Queen dropped a previously unheard song featuring their late frontman Freddie Mercury.
  • The tune, “Face it Alone,” was recorded in 1988, during sessions for their 1989 album “The Miracle.”
  • It will be part of an upcoming box set reissue dropping November 18th.
  • Source: BBC

Elton John & Rolling Stones Earn AMA Nods

  • Nominations for the 2022 American Music Awards are out
  •  Elton John is up for two awards, Collaboration of the Year for his Dua Lipa collab “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix” and Favorite Touring Artist.
  • The Rolling Stones are also up for Favorite Touring Artist.
  • The 2022 American Music Awards will air November 20th live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
  • Source: American Music Awards

     

Bruce Springsteen Drops New Song

Bruce Springsteen Drops New Song:  As promised, Bruce Springsteen just dropped his cover of the Commodores’ classic “Nighshift.” 

Heart’s Nancy Wilson Selling Instruments & Gear

  • Heart’s Nancy Wilson is getting rid of some of her instruments and musical gear.
  • She has teamed with marketplace Reverb to sell over two dozen of her possessions, including guitars, amps and keyboards.
  • The sale begins October 19th.
  • Source: Blabbermouth

Duran Duran’s Hollywood Rooftop Concert To Be Released In Theaters

The Bottom Line: Earlier this year Duran Duran performed on a rooftop in Beverly Hills. The concert will now the subject of a 75-minute docu-concert, “A Hollywood High,” which will hit theaters November 3rd The film not only features footage of the concert, but also includes interviews and archival footage focused on their relationship with the city. Source: Variety

Gregg Allman’s 75th Birthday To Be Celebrated With Concert In New York

  • What would have been Gregg Allman’s 75th birthday is being celebrated with an all-star concert at New York’s Beacon Theater.
  • “The Midnight Rider: Gregg Allman’s 75th Birthday Jam,” will take place on December 8th, Gregg’s actual birthday.
  • It will feature a country-heavy lineup of artists including Old Dominion, Lady A's Charles Kelley, Brothers Osborne and more.
  • Source: Yahoo

Bono Shares Excerpt From Memoir About U2’s First Practice

  • Bono is giving fans another taste of his memoir, “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” which drops November 1st.
  • The U2 frontman has shared another animated audio excerpt from the book.
  • This time focused on the first time the band practiced together at Larry Mullen, Jr.’s house.
  • Source: U2

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Joins Journey On Stage

  • Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett jumped on stage during Journey’s October 6th show in Honolulu.
  • Hammett played alongside Neal Schon on “Wheel In The Sky” before transitioning into “Enter Sandman.”
  • It was the last live show scheduled for Journey in 2022, but they’ll be back on the road next year.
  • Source: Consequence

Foreigner Announces Spring Vegas Residency

  • Foreigner has announced an exclusive headlining residency at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas next year.
  • The eight shows are scheduled for the end of March and the beginning of April.
  • A Foreigner fan club presale starts today, with a Live Nation and Ticketmaster presale starting tomorrow through Ticketmaster.
  • Source: Blabbermouth

Queen Appear To Be Teasing New Song, Dropping Thursday

  • It looks like we may be getting new music from Queen this week.
  • The band is promoting something called “Face it Alone” on social media and with billboards, which they say is coming Thursday.
  • The post features their late frontman Freddie Mercury, along with a few notes from the track.
  • Source: U Discover Music

Stevie Nicks Joins Dave Stewart On Song To Benefit Ukraine Relief Efforts

  • Stevie Nicks has lent her voice to a new song, “Face to Face,” raising money for Ukraine relief efforts.
  • Collaborate For Peace,” a teaming of Eurythmics‘ Dave Stewart, Russian musician Boris Grebenshchikov and Ukrainian Serhii Babkin, is behind the tune.
  • All proceeds to go to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's Global United24 initiative.
  • Source: NME
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