Columbia RecordsA new theatrical film inspired by Bob Dylan's classic 1975 album Blood on the Tracks is in the works, Variety reports.
The film will be directed by Luca Guadagnino, who received an Oscar nomination for his work on the 2017 romantic drama Call Me by Your Name.
The movie's script will be written by Richard LaGravenese, and is based on an idea by Rodrigo Teixiera, head of the RT Features production company. LaGravenese previously wrote screenplays for, among other films, The Fisher King, The Bridges of Madison County and the HBO Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.
"Bringing this project to life is a dream to me," says Teixeira "We worked for a very long time to find the right way into Bob Dylan's work and having collaborators such as Luca and Richard are an absolute privilege."
Blood on the Tracks, which is widely considered among Dylan's finest albums, reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and featured such enduring songs as "Tangled Up in Blue," "Simple Twist of Fate" and "Shelter from the Storm." It's sold more than two million copies in the U.S. to date.
As previously reported, a new box set called More Blood, More Tracks, featuring outtakes, demos and alternate versions of songs from the Blood on the Tracks sessions, will be released on November 2. The collection is the 14th volume of Dylan's Bootleg Series.
MPL/Capitol/UMePaul McCartney continues his ongoing Archive Collection reissue campaign with the December 7 release of expanded versions of his first two albums with his post-Beatles band Wings: Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway.
A super deluxe box set titled Wings 1971-1973 featuring both expanded reissues, plus bonus live recordings and memorabilia also will be available that day.
Released in December '71, Wild Life was Wings' debut album. It yielded no hits, but peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200. The deluxe reissue is a three-CD/DVD set featuring a remastered version of the album; 25 bonus tracks including rough mixes, single edits, B-sides, demos and other material; and rare video footage, including acoustic home performances, rehearsals and more.
Red Rose Speedway, which was released in April '73, reached #1 on the Billboard 200, bolstered by McCartney's chart-topping ballad "My Love." The deluxe reissue is a six-disc set featuring three CDs, two DVDs and a Blu-ray.
The CDs features a newly remastered edition of the album and 30-plus bonus tracks, including a recreation of the originally conceived double-album version of the release, plus singles, B-sides, alternate mixes and more.
The DVDs and Blu-ray contain a bounty of rare footage, including the 1973 U.K. TV special James Paul McCartney, interviews, music videos and an unreleased, partly animated concert film titled The Bruce McMouse Show.
Both deluxe packages also include 128-page hardbound books and download cards.
The Wings 1971-1973 box set is an 11-disc collection featuring the two deluxe reissues, plus an exclusive live album titled Wings over Europe boasting 20 previously unreleased performances recorded during the band's 1972 tour. Also included: a 96-page photo book, a replica tour program and more.
Shakey Pictures Records/RepriseA new archival Neil Young compilation titled Songs for Judy, featuring acoustic performances from his 1976 solo tour, will be released on CD and digitally on November 30. A vinyl version will follow on December 14.
The album features 22 songs culled from 11 different concerts, including shows in New York City, Boston, Atlanta and Chicago. The performances were recorded on cassette by Young's longtime photographer and archivist Joel Bernstein, who served as Neil's guitar tech throughout the trek.
The album was curated by Bernstein and rock journalist/film director Cameron Crowe, who traveled on Young's tour bus during the outing. In a new essay posted on the Neil Young Archives site, Crowe and Bernstein share their recollections of the trek and describe how they painstakingly went through the recordings of the shows to put together an "'essential' audio compilation" from the tour.
Songs for Judy's title comes from a monologue Young gave during a concert in Atlanta -- which is used to kick off the album -- where he muses about Judy Garland and The Wizard of Oz.
"The album is quite unique and I think the period was very well captured in the sound and performances," says Neil. "It was a moment in time, and it's easy to tell why it's called Songs for Judy."
The record features a mix of well-known songs, gems and rarities from throughout Young's career. It includes a song called "No One Seems to Know" that hasn't appeared on any other release by Neil.
A version of Young's tune "Campaigner," recorded at a show in Boston, has been released as a digital single in advance of Songs for Judy, and fans pre-ordering the album will receive a free instant download of the track.
Here's the full Songs for Judy track list:
"Songs for Judy" Intro -- Atlanta, GA, 11/24 (late show) "Too Far Gone" -- Boulder, CO, 11/6 "No One Seems to Know" -- Boulder, CO, 11/7 "Heart of Gold" -- Fort Worth, TX, 11/10 "White Line" -- Fort Worth, TX, 11/10 "Love Is a Rose" -- Houston, TX, 11/11 "After the Gold Rush" -- Houston, TX, 11/11 "Human Highway" -- Madison, WI, 11/14 "Tell Me Why" -- Chicago, IL, 11/15 (late show) "Mr. Soul" -- New York, NY, 11/20 (early show) "Mellow My Mind" -- New York, NY, 11/20 (early show) "Give Me Strength" -- New York, NY, 11/20 (late show) "Man Needs a Maid" -- New York, NY, 11/20 (late show) "Roll Another Number" -- Boston, MA, 11/22 (late show) "Journey Through the Past" -- Boston, MA, 11/22 (late show) "Harvest" -- Boston, MA, 11/22 (late show) "Campaigner" -- Boston, MA, 11/22 (late show) "Old Laughing Lady" -- Atlanta, GA, 11/24 (early show) "The Losing End" -- Atlanta, GA, 11/24 (late show) "Here We Are in the Years" -- Atlanta, GA, 11/24 (late show) "The Needle and the Damage Done" -- Atlanta, GA, 11/24 (early show) "Pocahontas" -- Atlanta, GA, 11/24 (late show) "Sugar Mountain" -- Atlanta, GA, 11/24 (late show)
ABC/Randy Holmes; Henry DiltzThe nominees have been announced for the 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, which honor "musical excellence in visual media," and among the rock artists who will be competing for trophies are Elton John, David Crosby, Patti Smith and Annie Lennox.
Elton and his longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin received a nod in the Original Song -- Animated Film category for "Stronger Than I Ever Was," a tune they wrote for the movie Sherlock Gnomes that was performed by Mary J. Blige.
Crosby and Lennox both will vie for the Original Song -- Independent Film honor. Crosby nod is for "Home Free," a tune he wrote and performed that's featured in the film Little Pink House. Lennox's nomination is for "Requiem for a Private War," a song that the Eurythmics singer penned and sang that appears in the flick A Private War.
Smith is in the running for the Original Song -- Documentary award for "These Are the Words," a song she co-wrote that was featured in Pope Francis: A Man of His Word.
Meanwhile, Foo Fighters will be presented with the pre-announced Live Concert for Visual Media prize for their performance on PBS' Landmarks Live in Concert special.
This year's Hollywood Music in Media Awards will be held November 14 at The Avalon in Los Angeles. A portion of the proceeds raised by the event will go to support music education.
RhinoOver the last couple of years, select albums have been released featuring classic recordings by such legendary artists as Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Aretha Franklin and The Beach Boys that have been augmented with new orchestral accompaniment. Now, a new compilation called 80s Symphonic gathering together 15 hits from the 1980s by various artists similarly updated with new orchestral arrangements will be released on CD and digitally on November 9.
Among the songs featured on the album are David Bowie's "Let's Dance," Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is," The Cars' "Drive," Chicago's "Hard Habit to Break" and The Pretenders' "2000 Miles." The new tracks boast the vocals and other elements from the original songs combined with new performances by the 50-piece London Studio Orchestra recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios.
Fourteen of the tracks were produced by Andy Wright with symphonic and string arrangements by his collaborator Sam Swallow. Wright previously has worked with Simple Minds, Eurythmics, Jeff Beck and many others. "Let's Dance" was produced by Chic guitarist and acclaimed producer Nile Rodgers, who also produced the original 1983 version of the song.
"My work with David Bowie and specifically 'Let's Dance' is sacrosanct to me so when I was asked by David's family and [the Warner Bros. label] to add orchestration to the original recording I approached it with extreme trepidation," Rodgers admits. "In fact my only concern was to protect David's artistic vision and integrity. In the end I'm very grateful that we did this, as I believe anyone who loves the original will be excited by it. I'm certain David would approve from above."
A two-LP vinyl version of 80s Symphonic will be released on December 7.
Here's the full track list:
"Let's Dance" -- David Bowie "Take On Me" -- a-ha "Alive & Kicking" -- Simple Minds "Vienna" -- Ultravox "The Killing Moon" -- Echo & the Bunnymen "Smalltown Boy" -- Bronski Beat "What Is Love?" -- Howard Jones "What's Love Got to Do with It" -- Tina Turner "Holding Back the Years" -- Simply Red "Josephine" -- Chris Rea "Hard Habit to Break" -- Chicago "It Must Have Been Love" -- Roxette "I Want to Know What Love Is" -- Foreigner "Drive" -- The Cars "2000 Miles" -- Pretenders
Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/ UMeA previously unreleased version of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" has been given its premiere on RollingStone.com.
This version will appear on the upcoming deluxe reissue of the Beatles' 1968 self-titled double album, a.k.a. The White Album. Identified as "Acoustic Version, Take 2," it features George Harrison singing and playing acoustic guitar while being accompanied by Paul McCartney on harmonium.
The track was recorded on July 25, 1968, about two months before the completion of the final, electrified version, which features a famous solo by Harrison's pal Eric Clapton.
In the stripped-down rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," McCartney is apparently still trying to learn the song, and Harrison can be heard saying to the Abbey Road Studios crew, "Maybe you'd have to give him his own mic." This version of the song also features some lyrics that George later discarded.
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Acoustic Version, Take 2)" will be made available as a free instant download starting at midnight on Friday, October 19, to those pre-ordering the deluxe reissue of "The White Album" online.
In addition to that recording, the White Album reissue will also include a jam featuring all of four Beatles playing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with Clapton. During the track, Harrison stops the recording after he struggles singing a high note. He quips, "It's okay. I tried to do a Smokey [Robinson], and I just aren't Smokey."
The reissue will be released in multiple formats on November 9.
As previously announced, the Super Deluxe reissue of The White Albumcontains a new stereo mix of the record, 50 studio session outtakes, 27 raw recordings known "The Esher Demos," a Blu-ray audio disc, a 168-page hardback book and more.
As previously reported, the film starts Rami Malek as singer Freddie Mercury, Gwilym Lee as May, Ben Hardy as Taylor and Joseph Mazzello as bassist John Deacon.
In the two-minute clip, titled "Becoming Queen," the actors discuss their experience and the challenges they faced playing the rock legends, while May and Taylor talk about how they coached Lee and Hardy, respectively, so that their performances would be believable.
May reveals, "I showed [Lee] a few licks and he got very into it." He adds, "I do kind of believe he's me."
Taylor, meanwhile, points out that he taught Hardy "just a few visual tricks," then notes, "Learning how to actually play the drums does take years," as May responds, jokingly, with a chuckle, "Really?!"
As for how he felt about the performances, May declares, "The four guys who plays us are phenomenal. They completely lived it. They became us. It just sent shivers up your spine."
In the beginning of the preview, Malek says, "When you set out to play Queen you think, 'How am I ever going to fill those shoes?'" Later on in the clip, he admits, "There were moments where I said, 'Nope, that's never gonna happen.' But ultimately…we pulled it off.'"
As you'd expect, the video also offers glimpses of a variety of scenes from the movie. Bohemian Rhapsody follows Queen from the band's beginning to its historic performance at the 1985 Live Aid festival at London's Wembley Stadium.
Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesThe three surviving original Kinks members -- brothers Ray and Dave Davies and drummer Mick Avory -- reunited in public for the first time since 2005 on Wednesday at the 2018 Q Awards ceremony, held at the historic Roundhouse venue in London.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers were on hand to accept the Q Classic Album award for their acclaimed 1968 record, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society. The album will be reissued as a deluxe box set on October 26 in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
U2's Bono and The Who's Roger Daltrey also took part in the event, serving as presenters. Other winners included Iggy Pop, Nile Rodgers, Echo and the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch and ex-Jam frontman Paul Weller.
The Q Awards are organized by popular U.K. music magazine Q. Check out the full list of winners at BauerMedia.co.uk.
The last time the Davies brothers appeared together with Avory in public was at the 2005 U.K. Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Original Kinks bassist Pete Quaife also was on hand for that event. Sadly, Quaife died in 2010.
As previously reported, Ray and Dave Davies have both revealed in recent interviews that they're planning to discuss a possible Kinks reunion project. The band broke up in 1996.
Courtesy of Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney recently debuted three separate videos for his new single, "Come On to Me," each one featuring a different night-shift worker who lip-syncs and dances to the tune. Now an official clip combining segments of the previous videos has premiered at the rock legend's official website and YouTube channel.
The new "Come On to Me" clip jumps between the three storylines, which follow Fred "Little Freddie" Maxwell, an after-hours department-store security guard; Ali Almohri, who works in his family's food truck; and Elsa Morales, a cleaning woman in an executive office building.
As previously reported, all three videos feature the workers enthusiastically singing and dancing alone to McCartney's upbeat, suggestive song while at their places of employment.
The video's director, TG Herrington, found the three clips' stars, none of whom are professional actors or dancers.
As previously reported, in conjunction with the "Come On to Me" videos, McCartney has launched a competition asking fans to film themselves singing and dancing to the song, and then post their clips to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #COTMChallenge. Sounds like we might be seeing yet another "Come On to Me" video soon.
"Come On to Me" appears on Sir Paul's recently released studio album, Egypt Station.
Credit: Mark WeissOzzy Osbourne has announced the make-up dates for his canceled U.S. No More Tours 2 shows, which were scheduled to take place this month in Los Angels, Las Vegas and Chula Vista and Mountain View, California.
The rescheduled dates will now be held July 20 in Las Vegas, July 23 in Chula Vista, July 27 in Mountain View and July 29 in Los Angeles. Visit Ozzy.com for ticket info.
Osbourne had initially postponed just one of the dates after undergoing surgery on his hand to treat an infection. However, he ended up scrapping all four shows, which were the final dates of his North American tour, when he learned he'd need further surgery.
Tickets for the original shows will be honored for the rescheduled dates. You can also receive a refund from your point of purchase.
Credit: Erik KabikSantana recently extended their long-running Las Vegas residency at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino into early 2019, and now the band has added a new series of dates for May of next year.
The eight new performances of "An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live" are scheduled for May 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25 and 26.
Tickets for Santana's newly announced House of Blues Las Vegas gigs will go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 19, at 10 a.m. PT at HouseofBlues.com/Santana, MandalayBay.com, LiveNation.com and by calling 800-745-3000.
Various pre-sale options also are available; visit Santana.com for more details.
Carlos Santana and his band's next Las Vegas engagement kicks off October 31 and runs through November 11. The early-2019 residency is scheduled from January 23 through February 2.
Santana currently has no other concerts on its itinerary besides the Vegas residency dates.
Here are all of the band's upcoming performances:
October 31 November 2, 3-4, 7, 9-11
2019: January 23, 25-27, 30-31 February 1-2 May 15, 17-19, 22, 24-26
The first is an interview event scheduled to take place tonight at London's Royal Festival Hall as part of The Southbank Centre's 2018 Literature Festival.
Then, on Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite's release date, Daltrey will be in Los Angeles at the Aratani Theater, where he will be interviewed by famed comedy director Judd Apatow.
Later next week, the 74-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will travel to the East Coast, where on Thursday, October 25, he'll do a book-signing session at the Bookends store in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Daltrey's promotional trek will wind down Friday, October 26, in New York City, where he'll take part in another signing event at a midtown Barnes & Noble store on Fifth Avenue.
As previously reported, the self-penned memoir features Daltrey sharing his life story, from his birth during World War II through his years as an unruly student and his brief stint as a sheet-metal worker before founding what became one of the world's most famous rock bands. Of course, Roger also candidly recalls his many adventures as The Who's frontman and the creation of the band's classic recordings.
As Daltrey reveals in a recent interview with The Mirror, the book also such revelations as the rocker discovered after his 50th birthday that during the '60s he'd fathered three children he hadn't known about.
"It was great -- it's all worked out. They stay in touch and they're close," says Roger, who's been married to his wife Heather since 1971.
Here are details about Daltrey's appearances:
10/18 -- London, U.K., Royal Festival Hall ("An Evening with Roger Daltrey" -- 7:30 p.m. local time) 10/23 -- Los Angeles, CA, Aratani Theater ("An Evening with Roger Daltrey" -- 8 p.m. PT) 10/25 -- Ridgewood, NJ, Bookends (book signing -- 8 p.m. ET) 10/26 -- New York, NY, Barnes & Noble at 555 Fifth Ave. (book signing -- 1 p.m. ET)
Credit: Brantley GutierrezFoo Fighters have been touring pretty hard over the past year-and-a-half in support of their latest album, Concrete and Gold, and Dave Grohl is looking forward to things slowing down soon.
"I'm ready to take a break," Grohl tells Billboard. "But I'm ready to do it again at some point."
As for whether the Foos are gearing up for another album, Grohl says he has ideas for the band's next direction but there's no timeline in place just yet.
"I can see the next record, I know that there's another one there," he says. "I don't know when but I think I know what we should do."
Foo Fighters' current run of dates concludes October 23 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They'll play two shows in New Orleans in February, followed by two European festival stops in June.
In other Foo happenings, Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins stopped by Metallica's show in Milwaukee on Tuesday. The metal legends posted a video on their Instagram of Grohl and Hawkins hanging out with comedian Jim Breuer backstage.
Courtesy of Bat Out of Hell: The MusicalThe touring version of the stage musical inspired by Meat Loaf's landmark 1977 album Bat Out of Hell and its sequels, which makes its U.S. debut on November 7 in Detroit, has added a series of Las Vegas performances during the holiday season.
Bat Out of Hell: The Musical, which features songs written by Jim Steinman, will visit The Venetian Theatre at the Venetian resort for a 16-show engagement running from December 25 through January 6, 2019.
Tickets for the shows go on sale to the general public this Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m. PT, and will be available at Venetian.com, at box offices at the resort, and calling 702-414-9000 or 866-641-7469.
Leading into the musical's U.S. tour, the production is at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre for series of shows that kicked off on Tuesday and will run through November 3. The musical, which is expected to stop in 19 U.S. cities, currently is scheduled through a June 26-July 7 engagement in Dallas.
Bat Out of Hell: The Musical is a romantic adventure focusing on an eternally youthful street tribe that desperately battles a tyrant for control of the ruined city where they live.
Among the classic Steinman-penned songs featured in the show are Meat Loaf hits like "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth," and "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)."
In addition to the touring version of the show, productions currently are running in London and Oberhausen, Germany. Visit BatOutofHellMusical.com for more information.
Here's the musical's confirmed U.S. tour schedule:
10/16-11/3 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Ed Mirvish Theatre 11/7-11/17 -- Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre 11/23-12/1 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Eccles Theatre 12/4-12/23 -- San Francisco, CA, SHN Orpheum Theatre 12/25-1/6/19 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Venetian Theatre 1/8-2/2 -- Los Angeles, CA, Ahmanson Theatre 2/6-2/17 -- Denver, CO, Denver Center - Buell Theatre 2/20-2/24 -- Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre 2/26-3/3 -- Des Moines, IA, Fox Theatre 3/5-3/10 -- St. Louis, MO, Fox Theatre 4/3-4/21 -- Boston, MA, Wang Theatre 4/23-5/5 -- Philadelphia, PA, Forrest Theatre 5/7-5/26 -- Washington, D.C., National Theatre 5/28-6/9 -- Charlotte, NC, Blumenthal PAC -- Blek Theatre 6/12-6/23 -- St. Paul, MN, Music Theatre at the Ordway 6/26-7/7 -- Dallas, TX, AT&T Performing Art Center
ABC/Adam Taylor; Noam Galai/Getty ImagesU2's Bono and R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe are among over 30 artists to contribute to Souris Calle, and album recorded as a tribute to acclaimed French artist Sophie Calle's late cat, Souris.
The album accompanies an exhibit dedicated to the cat, which opened in Paris over the weekend. It also features contributions from Laurie Anderson, The National, Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, Pharrell Williams, Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker, electronic artist Jean-Michel Jarre and actress Irene Jacob.
In an interview with ArtNet over the summer, Calle described how she came up with the project.
"When you say you're sad about the cat, it's a bit obscene for people," she said. "You can't say that. I mean, if I say my mother or my father is dead, everyone tells me 'Oh, poor thing, she lost her mother, oh, poor thing, she lost her father,' but if we say that about our cat, we seem ridiculous."
Calle added, "It makes me laugh, when for me, in my daily life, it was almost more violent, because I lived with my cat. I didn't live with my parents."
ABC/Andrea McCallinEarlier this month, the surviving members of Nirvana -- Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and touring guitarist Pat Smear -- reunited to play six songs at the Foo Fighters-hosted CalJam festival in San Bernardino, California. Now, speaking with Kerrang!, Grohl shares his reflections of the reunion and what the performance meant to him.
"When Pat, Krist and I sat down to go through those songs in a small rehearsal room with concrete walls, it...sounded like Nirvana," Grohl explains. "It was like being shot into outer space. Being able to play that drum fill and break into the chorus...it's spiritual, physical, emotional."
As happy as he was to play those songs again, Grohl says the experience still wasn't the same without Kurt Cobain.
"We would look at each other and smile, but the emotions would kind of go in waves, because there was someone missing," Grohl admits. "You wish that you could still share those songs with Kurt."
Novoselic adds that the reunion performance was "odd," but a "real treat."
"I caught myself beaming away during '[Smells Like] Teen Spirit,'" he says. "I couldn't quite believe I was playing it again, and I will cherish that moment for a long time because it was pretty special."
The CalJam performance featured guest vocals from Joan Jett and John McCauley of the band Deer Tick. It marked the first time that Grohl, Novoselic and Smear played Nirvana songs together since their surprise Brooklyn club show following their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
Credit: RankinRod Stewart's new album, Blood Red Roses, features songs about relationships, the death of an old friend, and parents dealing with their child's drug problems. So perhaps it's no wonder Stewart says that his two younger kids have absolutely no interest in the music their dad makes.
Asked if his sons Alastair, 12, and Aidan, 7, like his music, Rod says with a laugh, "Oh no, my kids -- younger kids -- are very much into hip-hop." He says the only song of his that they like isn't really one of his songs: It's a track called "Everyday," on which rapper A$AP Rocky sampled his voice from a 1970 song.
"They love the one I did with A$AP Rocky," Stewart tells ABC Radio. "They say, "Dad, why don't you [sing] it?"
But Rod is philosophical about his sons' lack of interest in his work. "I suppose it is more grown-up music," he says.
Stewart's current tour in support of Blood Red Roses wraps up November 3 in Reno, Nevada. He'll kick off another batch of Las Vegas residency dates at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace starting November 23.
Credit: Doltyn SneddenLynyrd Skynyrd wraps up its Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour on December 8 in Biloxi, Mississippi, but that doesn't mean that the Southern rock legends are quite ready to retire.
In addition to a previously announced January 8 performance as part of the 2019 Southern Rock Cruise, the band has just been confirmed to play at the 13th annual Stagecoach festival, scheduled for April 26 to 28, 2019, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.
Skynyrd will perform on the second day of the festival, which mostly features country music acts, though it generally includes a few rock and pop artists on the bill too.
Other performers from outside the country music world who'll hit the Stagecoach stage next year include Poison frontman Bret Michaels and U.K. pop legend Tom Jones. Michaels will perform on the first day of the festival and Jones on the last.
Country stars Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean will headline the festival, respectively, on April 26, 27 and 28.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 19. Visit StagecoachFestival.com to check out the full lineup and more details.
Courtesy of Rock & BrewsKISS' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons will honor members of the U.S. military, veterans and first responders this Veterans Day, Monday, November 12, by offering them free food nationwide at their Rock & Brews restaurant chain.
All day long on the holiday, military personnel and veterans will be able to visit participating Rock & Brews locations and enjoy either a complimentary pulled pork sandwich with a side dish or a "Strawberry Fields" salad. Some locations will also offer other free menu items.
This will be the fourth consecutive year that Rock & Brews chain, which Stanley and Simmons co-founded, will offer free meals on Veterans Day. This year, the restaurants also will raise funds for the USO by selling a specially designed camouflage t-shirt throughout November and donating proceeds to the organization.
"We are proud to honor the men and women who protect and serve our country," says Stanley and Simmons in a joint statement. "Veterans Day at Rock & Brews is dedicated to our active military, veterans, and first responders, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve them and show our gratitude, and to helping raise much-needed funds and awareness for the USO throughout the month."
KISS recently announced plans for a huge trek called the End of the Road World Tour, which kicks off in 2019, although no dates have been confirmed yet. The band also is to launch its eighth KISS Kruise on October 31.
Courtesy of Christmas JamDave Grohl is among the artists who'll perform at the 30th annual edition of ex-Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes' Christmas Jam benefit concert, which this year will be a two-day event held December 7 and 8 at U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
The Foo Fighters frontman's set, taking place on December 8, will feature the debut live performance of Play, which is a 23-minute recording featuring Grohl on every instrument. The performance is actually billed as "Dave Grohl and Friends," so fans can expect a number of guests to join him on stage.
Haynes' band, Gov't Mule, will play both days of the event, with the group slated to perform a set of Pink Floyd covers under its Dark Side of the Mule moniker on December 7. Other artists playing this year's show include popular blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Phish's Mike Gordon, Grace Potter, and country singers Jamey Johnson and Eric Church.
Various guest musicians also will take part in the benefit, including ex-Black Crowes guitarist Audley Freed and former Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Robert Kearns.
Haynes' annual Christmas Jam raises money for the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.
In conjunction with the main Christmas Jam show, a number of related "Xmas Jam by Day" events -- including performances and an art show -- will be held in Asheville around the date of the benefit concert. In addition, the annual "Before the Jam, Lend a Hand" event will bring fans, artists and staff members together to help build houses funded by money raised by Christmas Jam.
Tickets for Christmas Jam go on sale to the public on October 26, while pre-sale tickets will be available starting this Friday, October 19. Visit XMasJam.com for the full lineup and ticket info.