Rock legend Neil Young announced that he will release a new album on December 2. The album, titled Peace Trail will be his thirty-eighth as a solo artist. Young released the first new song off of the album, "Indian Givers," back in September. The new album will feature 10 songs in total, the bulk of which are acoustic.
Van Morrison has released a new live video for his track "Every Time I See A River." The track will be released as part of Morrison's recently released 36th studio release, Keep Me Singing. The album came out in September. Keep Me Singing, Morrison's debut release for Caroline Records, includes a dozen new tracks as well as a cover.
Tom Petty has revealed plans to release all of his early studio albums on vinyl. The release will be part of a collection titled The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 and will cover his releases from 1976-91. The specific releases included in the first release from Petty will include You're Gonna Get It!, Damn the Torpedoes, Hard Promises and more.
Paul McCartney responded to a recent story Phil Collins told of them meeting. Collins revealed in an interview with the U.K.'s Sunday Times last week how his opinion of McCartney went from one of admiration to one of revulsion after he had the opportunity to meet the former Beatle over a decade ago.
Roger Waters, Neil Young and My Morning Jacket all shared the stage for a cover of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" at this year's Bridge School Benefit concert. Waters' seven-song set also featured three cuts off Pink Floyd's The Wall, including "Mother," "Vera" and "Bring the Boys Back Home" and more.
Phil Collins will embark on a series of comeback shows next year, and while he'll be performing those shows solo, he says that touring with Genesis down the line might be a possibility. "We're still great pals. Tony [Banks], Mike [Rutherford] and I went out on my birthday in London," he told Rolling Stone. "Anything can happen, really."
At the annual Bridge School benefit concert in Mountain View, California Metallica joined Neil Young on stage for a rendition of Buffalo Springfield's "Mr. Soul." Young and James Hetfield shared vocal duties on the song's chorus, but Young handled the vocals for the rest of the song. The most entertaining part of the performance was a bit of a guitar duel.
Nile Rodgers seems to have been involved in a bit of everything musically. The musician-songwriter was the lead guitarist and co-founder of the disco group Chic and has written with everybody from Bryan Ferry to Christina Aguilera. Now Rodgers dabbles in a bit of country with Keith Urban. The two recently performed a song they had co-written together.
Queen guitarist Brian May has cancelled all of his remaining 2016 activity due to, as he puts it, a "persistent illness which is destroying my energy and my will." According to a post on his official website, this includes the cancellation of his annual December candlelight concerts with Kerry Ellis.
Pete Townshend, the legendary guitarist of The Who, recently admitted that he really doesn't enjoy performing live. He claims to not get any thrill or natural high out of the experience. Townshend stated in an interview with The Times that "I would be a liar if I said, 'It was really fun, man. It was great!' It wasn't great. It was a gig. I did it and I got paid."
Bob Dylan has removed all mention of his Nobel Prize win from his official website. The phrase "winner of the Nobel Prize in literature" that was in "the lyrics" section of Dylan's website was taken down. The Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet first spotted the acknowledgment, calling it a "sign of life" from the reclusive folk icon.
The Rolling Stones have released "Hate To See You Go," the second new cover tune to be teased from their upcoming blues cover album Blue & Lonesome. "Hate To See You Go" was originally performed by blues legend Little Walter back in 1955 and has seen many covers over the years. The Stones had previously released their cover of another Little Walter song, "Just Your Fool."
Classic rock fans looking for a truly unique concert experience will want to check out The Rock Pack Concert at Comerica Theatre on Friday, December 16 in Phoenix, Arizona. The show will feature an impressive lineup of artists from bands like Cheap Trick, Foreigner and Journey. The current roster of performers includes veteran rockers like Robin Zander.
Foreigner founding member Mick Jones will release the band's first-ever official biography, A Foreigner's Tale. A Foreigner's Tale dates back to the beginning, quite literally, of Jones and the band, dating all the way back to Jones' childhood in England and the formation of Foreigner. The book will also feature photographs from Jones' personal collection.
The rumors can now be put to rest. Bruce Springsteen confirmed that he did in fact write a song for the Harry Potter film series, but it was never used. The song was titled "I'll Stand By You." Springsteen stated in an interview with BBC Radio 2 that, "it was pretty good. It was a song that I wrote for my eldest son, it was a big ballad . . ."