Journey drummer Dean Castronovo is facing charges of rape, sexual abuse and assault, stemming from a June arrest which was initially described as a domestic dispute. The Oregonian reports that Deen was initially booked for "three counts of fourth-degree assault, menacing, second-degree criminal mischief, unlawful use of a weapon and coercion."
The Rolling Stones have released Sticky Fingers Live, a new digital-only release commemorating the band's performance at a secret club gig on May 20, in which they performed their 1971 classic album Sticky Fingers. The album captures the Stones' rare and intimate show at the 1,200-seat Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, which served as a warm-up gig for their Zip Code tour.
Joni Mitchell's legal guardians say that, despite rumors, the famous folk legend has not been debilitated by a brain aneurysm. "The truth is that Joni is speaking, and she's speaking well," Leslie Morris, Mitchell's temporary conservator, said. She added, "Joni did in fact suffer an aneurysm. However, details that have emerged in the past few days are mostly speculative . . ."
Nick Simmons says his dad, KISS fronter Gene Simmons, is "full of s**t." Writing an essay for Vice, Nick notes it's one of life's important lessons for him to learn. "It's important to kill your heroes. And, sometimes, you have to kill your father," he opines. "Kill him so you can love him, and his flaws, better than one can love a hollow archetype."
Ed Sheeran took the stage alongside rock legends the Rolling Stones earlier this week for a performance of the latter's classic "Beast of Burden." The show took place at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium and Sheeran helped out on the track after offering up an opening set of his own. Ed and Mick Jagger had previously confirmed plans to connect for a live performance.
The Who closed out the 2015 Glastonbury Festival in grand fashion, taking a pot shot at Kanye West, who performed earlier in the festival, along the way. Referring to West's claim that he was "the greatest living rock star on the planet" during his set, Who guitarist Pete Townshend described the band's set-closer "Won't Get Fooled Again" as "big and rebellious."
Joni Mitchell's longtime friend David Crosby has confirmed that she did in fact suffer an aneurysm and she still isn't speaking. "To my knowledge she is not speaking yet," Crosby tells HuffPost. "She is home, she is in care, she is recovering. She took a terrible hit. She had an aneurysm, and nobody found her for a while. And she's going to have to struggle back from it."
The identity of the mysterious woman with her back to the camera on the cover art of Bruce Springsteen's "Hungry Heart" single has finally been revealed. The reveal comes courtesy of the Asbury Park Coaster, where reporter Joseph Sapia delves into the history of the cover shot.
Elton John will host an Apple Music radio show on the channel Beats 1, which launches June 30, along with the new music streaming service from the Cupertino-based company. Other stars to get shows include Drake, Queens of the Stone Age fronter Josh Homme, Pharrell Williams, Dr. Dre, St. Vincent, Disclosure and Jaden Smith.
Dexter star Michael C. Hall will star as Thomas Newton in Lazarus this winter, a role famously played by David Bowie. The off-Broadway production is co-written by Bowie and playwright Enda Walsh (Once) and is based on Walter Tevis' classic 1963 sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth.
Paul McCartney recently dedicated a song to the victims of the tragic mass shooting in Charleston, doing so with a classic Beatles tune.
"We pray that people of all colors will be able to live together in peace and harmony," McCartney said while performing in South Carolina before playing "The Long And Winding Road."
Journey have announced that founding member Neal Schon will be serving as support for them on their upcoming tour. While Schon will be joining Journey for a portion of their show each night, he will also be performing tracks off his new solo album Vortex. Joining him will be Omar Hakim on drums, Rachel Z Hakim on keyboards and Jerry Brooks on bass.
Pete Townshend seems ready and willing to put the Who to bed for good. "I think I will stop after this year," Townshend told MOJO, while pointing out that he'd still like to "do odd things" with Roger Daltrey on occasion.
Chic fronter Nile Rodgers is working on an EDM/Country music project with Keith Urban, according to a report from Yahoo Music. Speaking with the site, Rodgers says he understands the sound may come as a shock to Urban fans. "His fans may have some kind of problem at first," he began. "But my biggest records have always been like that."
Donald Trump has lashed out at Neil Young after the rocker told the mogul he couldn't use his song "Rockin' in the Free World" to promote his presidential campaign. On Twitter, Trump claims Young hit him up for money awhile back. "A few months ago Neil Young came to my office looking for $$ on an audio deal & called me last week to go to his concert. Wow!"