The Who's Pete Townshend will be honored by an all-star cast that includes Joan Jett, Billy Idol and Foreigner's Mick Jones next month in New York. Idol, Jett and Jones will all perform during the event as Townshend is presented the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award by Bruce Springsteen.
Queen guitarist Brian May will guest on Adam Lambert's upcoming solo album The Original High. According to Noise11, May will feature on the track "Lucy," returning the favor to Lambert who has been Queen's touring vocalist lately. "There's never going to be another, and I'm not replacing him," said Lambert in reference to the late Freddie Mercury.
A pair of Elton John's iconic heart-shaped glasses have been stolen from a museum. According to TMZ, the glasses were taken from the Rock 'n' Soul Museum in Memphis, even though the case that contained them was locked. As of now, nobody knows how the thief managed to break into the display and steal the glasses.
Neil Young fans rest assured - there was no autotune used in the making of The Monsanto Years, a new album he recorded with Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah. The record, which features protest songs against controversial agricultural company Monsanto, will be released on June 16.
Paul McCartney was just one of the musicians to make the Sunday Times' Music Rich list, which revealed the top 40 wealthiest rockers in the U.K. Macca was at the top of the list with an estimated fortune of £730 million. The top five was rounded out by Andrew Loyd-Webber, U2, Elton John and Mick Jagger.
Ann Wilson and Jack Bruce are paying tribute to the Beatles in an upcoming all-star covers album. Cream bassist Bruce—who died in October 2014 at age 71—covers the Liverpool band's classic "Eleanor Rigby," while Wilson covers "Across the Universe" for the album "Keep Calm and Salute the Beatles," which will be released on April 28.
KISS have teamed up with the Scooby Doo crew for a new animated movie called Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery. The film will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD on July 10 and will feature KISS members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer voicing their animated characters.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs in a New Zealand court. Though he had denied all allegations, he made a surprise guilty plea before the trial began.
Eight of John Lennon's classic solo releases will soon be packaged into one vinyl box set. The collection, dubbed Lennon, will feature John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, Some Time in New York City, Mind Games, Walls and Bridges, Rock 'n' Roll, Double Fantasy and Milk And Honey.
Moody Blues bassist John Lodge has hinted that the band may try to reconnect for a 50th anniversary celebration. He broke the news saying he's hoping for a reunion but nothing is set in stone, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. "If it works, I think it will be fantastic because it'll work because it's a natural thing to do," he explained in the interview.
It appears that Motley Crue aren't exactly ready to ride off into the sunset after adding nearly two dozen more dates to their farewell tour. The newest shows kick off October 5 in Hidalgo, Texas and wrap October 18 in Bangor, Maine. The group has yet another string beginning December 4.
Neil Young has been working on new music with Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah. The trio plan to release a new album, which may or may not be titled The Monsanto Years. Young jokingly said that's what he is referring to the album as, a reference to the agriculture corporation that Young has protested against in the past.
Roger Waters' documentary Roger Waters The Wall is coming to a theater near you. The film, which includes concert footage from Waters' three-year solo tour in which he played The Wall in its entirety as well as behind-the-scenes footage from France and Italy of Waters visiting the World War I cemetery where his grandfather is buried, premiered at TIFF.
Neal Schon is anxious to get the original Santana lineup on the road, saying that he is going to tour with the recently reunited band one way or another. Schon says that he is eager to hit the road once Santana IV is completed and will tour regardless of what the band's management think.
One person happy to see Ringo Starr inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—the last Beatle inducted as a non-group member—is Yoko Ono. She told Rolling Stone that Ringo's always been an even keeled sort. "John would go up and down and all that," she said, "but Ringo was always just very gentle . . . He just sort of embodies peace and love."