A documentary chronicling the making of Keith Richards' new solo album Crosseyed Heart, Keith Richards: Under the Influence will premiere on Netflix on September 18, the same day the album comes out.
Neal Schon says that Steve Perry is always welcome to come back to Journey for a song, or more if the mood strikes, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. "The door has always been open, like I've said a zillion times," Schon pointed out during an interview. "People ask me every day, 'Are you reuniting?' Steve says, 'No,' and I say, 'You never know.'"
Peter Frampton has announced his first-ever completely acoustic tour. "This is a first for me and I'm very excited about doing a whole show acoustically," Frampton says of the tour in a press release.
Joe Jackson, the father of the late Michael Jackson, has been hospitalized in Brazil after suffering a stroke on his 87th birthday on Saturday. Jackson is currently under observation in the intensive care unit of a Sao Paulo hospital. He posted a statement of thanks to his supporters to his website. "To my family, friends, acquaintances and fans all over the world."
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend says that he rejected offers from Morrissey to record two albums, following the latter's departure from the Smiths. Speaking with Q, Townshend says Moz sent him a letter asking "Will you produce an album for me?" But Pete says, although he "really loves the Smiths," he said no.
The BBC has settled a copyright dispute with a list of bands that includes Neil Young, Journey and the Doors, meaning that BBC Radio DJs once again have license to play their songs. The four acts withdrew from the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) earlier this month, and in doing so also left the BBC's collective agreement with the organization.
Alice Cooper reveals that he was once in a bar brawl with members of Kasabian that stemmed from an argument over politics. "We were at a festival in Transylvania with Marilyn Manson and all these bands," Cooper tells NME.
Joe Walsh has announced a run of 13 dates for the fall, beginning September 18 in Warren, Ohio. In a presser, Walsh says fans should expect to hear a career spanning set of tunes. "I'm going back in the catalog to dig out some songs that I haven't ever played live, but everything everyone's coming to hear will also be in the show," he began.
Rolling Stones member Keith Richards may be getting up there in age, but that doesn't mean he's no fun; in fact, he tells Mojo magazine, he still enjoys needling Mick Jagger and smoking a daily joint. "Mick and I joust with each other all the time," he began. "From my end it's never been a fight. Mick's a control freak . . ."
The jacket worn by Ringo Starr in the Beatles's film Help! sold for $46,500 at Boston's RR Auction over the weekend. The double-breasted black wool number went to an unnamed "top rock 'n' roll collector in Rhode Island." According to the seller, the jacket features soft gray vertical line patterns and a keystone layout of six black buttons.
The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan used at the Newport Folk Festival 50 years ago returned to the fest on its first day over the weekend. In 2013, the guitar was bought at auction for $913,000 by Jim Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts. "[Dylan's guitar] is such an important part of musical history, and Dylan was our generation's Shakespeare, so it's our way to give back."
According to Ahmed Best, even though the role of Jar Jar Binks in the 1999 movie Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace was given to him, it possibly could have been handed over to Michael Jackson; however, the film's director, George Lucas, wouldn't give the King of Pop the part.
Roger Waters performed an acoustic set at the Newport Folk Festival with My Morning Jacket as his backing band over the weekend. The boys played a set of Pink Floyd classics ("Wish You Were Here," "Mother," "Brain Damage," "Eclipse"), a couple of Waters' solo cuts ("Amused to Death," "The Bravery of Being out of Range") and even a couple covers.
Billy Joel and Elton John have reportedly smoothed things over after several years of bitter media feuding. Billy opened up about the dust up to Entertainment Weekly and says they actually patched things up ages ago. "We made up a long time ago," he told Entertainment Weekly.
Eddie Hardin, former Spencer Davis Group and Axis Point member, has died at the age of 66. Hardin first released a single with A Wild Uncertainty in the mid-1960s before he joined the Spencer Davis Group. During this time the lineup of the Spencer Davis Group was in the midst of changing after Steve Winwood and his brother Muff left the group.