CHEAP TRICK is releasing a Christmas album on October 20. Christmas Christmas will feature 12 tunes – some new, some classics.
Even though GENE SIMMONS played with ACE FREHLEY recently, Ace is NOT welcome back in KISS. Gene says, quote, “That’s not gonna happen . . . Ace has been in and out of the band three different times. That’s enough.”
“Pretty Woman: The Musical” is hitting Broadway next fall, with music by BRYAN ADAMS.
November 17 is the release date for THE DOORS 50th anniversary deluxe edtion of Strange Days.
Also on November 17, JOHN FOGERTY will kick off a major reissue effort with the 20th anniversary release of Blue Moon Swamp. FOGERTY also plans to release a new album in 2018.
BRUCE DICKINSON’s autobiography, What Does This Button Do?, will be out on October 31. A fitting date for the IRON MAIDEN frontman.
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS are making new music with a singer they won’t name yet.
STEVEN TYLER addressed his recent medical issues and the cancellation of AEROSMITH’s current tour in a Facebook post: IT BREAKS MY HEART TO HAVE LEFT THIS TOUR EARLY…THE BAND HAS NEVER PLAYED BETTER…JUST WATCH THE 100,000 PEOPLE AT ROCK IN RIO…I GIVE YOU ALL AN A+ FOR CREATIVE SPECULATIONS BUT I CERTAINLY DID NOT HAVE A HEART ATTACK OR A SEIZURE ((UNLESS JOE PERRY IS TAKIN’ A RIPPIN’ LEAD))…SORRY TO HAVE CUT THE TOUR SHORT BUT I HAD TO HAVE A PROCEDURE THAT ONLY MY DOC IN THE STATES COULD PERFORM…WE’VE BEEN TO TEL AVIV… TO RUSSIA… TO RIO… AND ALL THE IN BETWEEN…I GUESS IT’S TRUE WHAT THEY SAY …”THAT LIFE’S A PISSER WHEN EU’RE A PEEIN’….”