LARS ULRICH says METALLICA should have educated themselves better before going to war with Napster, because they got branded as greedy, when it was really about controlling how their music was released. He says, quote, “It was just about, ‘Wait a minute! If we’re gonna give away our music . . . maybe WE should do it, or maybe somebody should ask our permission.’
BOB SEGER is pleased to report that his recovery from surgery last month is progressing very well. The surgery interrupted Seger’s highly successful Runaway Train Tour – putting it on hold after 13 consecutive sold out shows. Rescheduled dates are being mapped out for a coast to coast reboot of the tour this Spring. Live Nation will have more details in the coming weeks.
ALICE COOPER could be adding another notch on his belt. He’s been nominated for the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction class.
KID ROCK says he enjoyed watching the media lose its mind over his fake Senate run.
During the last tour, some FOREIGNER fans got treated to a reunion of the surviving members of the original lineup, and now LOU GRAMM says that it may happen again.
Coming December 8, COLLECTIVE SOUL will be releasing a live album entitled Collective Soul – Live.
ROBERT PLANT is getting a pretty impressive honor in February. He’ll receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association UK.
GENE SIMMONS did a show with his solo band in Providence, Rhode Island . . . and a city councilman took the stage to present him with a key to the city. A guy started heckling, and Gene actually went into the crowd to look for him. There’s a video on YouTube, but you can’t tell if Gene actually confronts the guy. Meanwhile, KISS fans can start making plans for The KISS Kruise VIII. It sails on October 31, 2018.
The ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA, with founding member JEFF LYNNE, will tour the U.S. for the first time in over 35 years.
TWISTED SISTER frontman DEE SNIDER is continuing work on a new solo album.
Rumor has it that the WHO may be planning a Las Vegas residency, which could last as long as two years. Read more here.