Billy Joel has purchased three Manalapan properties--including a $22 million estate that was featured on Curbed's 25 Most Expensive South Florida Listings map--to create an eight-acre stretch which cost him about $40 million total.
Paul McCartney's childhood home in Liverpool has sold for over $231,000 at auction. The house, a three-bedroom house is in Western Avenue, Speke where McCartney moved at the age of four in 1947 with his parents and lived there for six years, was bought for $77,000 more than its guide price by an anonymous bidder during an auction at the Cavern Club.
Slash has announced a North American leg of his 2015 lengthy world tour with his band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Slash is currently engaged in a tour that's taking him through New Zealand, Australia, South America and Mexico until the end of March. A month later, on April 25, he will begin the U.S. leg in Orlando that will end on May 23 in Houston.
Supertramp has announced that they will return to London in December as part of their Forever tour. They will play the O2 Arena on December 7. The London stop is one date on the band's first tour in five years, which kicks off in Portugal on November 3 and ends in the Netherlands on December 11. The band's current lineup features frontman and original songwriter Rick Davies.
Pink Floyd's surprise 2014 release The Endless River may be the official end of the band, according to David Gilmour. Gilmour recently told Rolling Stone that fans should not expect a tour behind The Endless River. He added that "there's no room for Pink Floyd." "The whole thing was becoming bigger than I liked . . ."
Journey will perform with an orchestra for the first time ever on June 20, when the band opens the 2015 Hollywood Bowl season alongside Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In addition to the gig at the Hollywood Bowl, Journey will also share the stage for a pair of dates with Styx for the Carnival Live Concert series.
Steven Tyler's solo material may inspire him to write new Aerosmith music. Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford said that, while the band is not currently recording any new music or planning new material, he thought Tyler's creative process for his current solo album might end in new material for the band.
In perhaps the most unlikely of duets, Mick Jagger and Courtney Love teamed up for a karaoke performance of Oasis' "Wonderwall" at a post-Oscars part in Beverly Hills. "It was an absolute scream," an insider told The Mirror. "Guests were crowded around, clapping and singing along with them. It was a real crowd-pleaser. Mick was really giving it some swagger."
Paul McCartney has been announced as the final headliner for this years' Firefly Festival. He joins the Kings of Leon and the Killers as headlining acts for the event. The 2015 Firefly Festival takes place in Dover, Delaware, June 18-21 at the Woodlands. Tickets for the festival officially go on sale on March 2.
Rush have revealed that their forthcoming reissue of 2112 will feature something incredibly unique - a hologram. According to a video posted online, when light is shone onto the vinyl record, a hand-drawn hologram of the "Red Star of the Federation" can be seen while it is playing.
A live version of Aerosmith's "Mama Kin" taken off of their forthcoming live release Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 has surfaced online. The movie version of this concert plays in select theaters this Friday. The 90-minute film is part of Fathom Events' new Classic Music Series. You can find a complete list of theaters that will be showing the movie, as well as ticket information.
U2 have released the music video for "Every Breaking Wave," the latest single off of the band's Songs of Innocence album. Belfast filmmaker Aoife McArdle made the clip using footage from her 13-minute short film, Every Breaking Wave, which tells of the violence that swept through Northern Ireland in the 1980s.
AXS-TV will air a Styx concert from their 2014 Soundtrack of Summer Tour with Foreigner and Don Felder next month. The special includes such Styx classics as "Renegade," "Come Sail Away" and "The Grand Illusion," as well as the deep cut "Light Up." Felder sits in on "Blue Collar Man."
Randy Bachman has unveiled a new track, "Little Girl Lost," with Neil Young. Bachman said the track was heavily influenced by Young's advice to him. The track is the fourth single from his new studio album Heavy Blues, which features appearances from ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa and the late Jeff Healey.
KISS say that they use pre-recorded tracks to augment their live performances. The band announced the news in a Twitter post that also noted that they added their new single, "Samurai Son," recorded with Japanese outfit Momoiro Clover Z, to their live set. "Recorded Samurai Son for Japan. To reproduce production here we play live with extra tracks. Nothing to hide," KISS wrote.