Day: June 4, 2014
Lisa Walker for the Lincoln TheatreWhen Steve Perry returned to the stage late last month for the first time in nearly 20 years, sitting in with modern-rock band Eels, fans began wondering if a reunion with Journey could be in the works. But, Perry says, fans shouldn’t presume too much.
“People have been putting two and two together — but this wasn’t about a reunion with Journey,” Perry tells the U.K.’s Classic Rock magazine. “There is no reunion. I was just having fun.”
Perry had enough fun to join the Eels a second time, this past …read more
Reprise RecordsWe now have to chance to stare at Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers‘ Hypnotic Eye. The band has unveiled the cover art for their latest studio album, which will be released on July 29.
The cover features an abstract multicolored image that resembles a bar code, along with a list of all of the songs that appear on the album. Among the tracks are “American Dream Plan B,” “Sins of My Youth,” “U Get Me High,” and “Shadow People.”
Inside RecordingsJackson Browne has announced when fans will be able to get their hands on the 40th anniversary edition of his classic 1974 album Late for the Sky, and it’s sooner rather than later. The collection, which was remastered from the recording’s original analog tapes, will be released in the U.S. on June 24.
The updated album will be available on CD, which will be housed in a plastic-free eco-digipak, as well as via various digital platforms. For the first time, the lyrics of Late for the Sky‘s eight songs will be included in …read more
Paul Natkin/WireImageCraig Duswalt was Axl Rose‘s personal manager during Guns N’ Roses‘ Use Your Illusion tour. Now Duswalt has written a memoir, Welcome to My Jungle, about his experience with the band. As someone who had a ringside seat during the band’s last time together — during which singer Axl Rose and guitarist Slash had a falling out from which they’ve never recovered — Craig has a unique perspective into the band’s interpersonal relationships.
Duswalt says he and the rest of the old-school GN’R camp think Axl and Slash are closer than ever before …read more
Courtesy of Nasty Little ManPretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde‘s first solo album, Stockholm, will be released on Tuesday, June 10, but you can check out the entire collection online now. Amazon is streaming all 11 tracks from the album for free until this Monday.
Fans also will be able to check out Hynde on a few TV times shows this week. On Wednesday, she’ll be the musical guest on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT. The next night, the singer will appear on Comedy …read more